Hanwha Vision launches the SolidEDGE camera, an edge-based VMS recording solution for up to 6 cameras
August 2023 by Marc Jacob
Hanwha Vision has launched the SolidEDGE camera - the first real Solid State Drive-based camera (SSD) on the market with an embedded Wisenet WAVE VMS server.
There are two models in the range - the PNV-A6081R-E1T and PNV-A6081R-E2T. Both eliminate the need for an external server. Both also remove the requirement for a cloud subscription to store video footage or high-speed connectivity to upload video onto the cloud, leaving you in control of your data stored locally on-site.
A true server-less solution
The SolidEDGE camera runs the Wisenet WAVE VMS on the edge, which means it is a true server-less solution. It meets the growing need for a more efficient and cost-effective solution that ensures security and safety, without the need for a costly and space consuming server. This innovative system does not require scheduling OS and security updates like Windows servers running VMS do.
This makes the SolidEDGE camera particularly attractive for remote installations where there is no room for a server or NVR, for example, around ATMs, solar farms, electricity substations, level crossings, bus stations, and small independent shops.
Remote access and management
As the SolidEDGE camera comes equipped with cloud video management using Wisenet WAVE Sync, users can remotely access and manage the surveillance system from anywhere, using the Wisenet WAVE Mobile App. Video footage and data can be managed on-premise and from the cloud, with users able to customise their surveillance system to their specific needs with ease.
Reliability and security
The SolidEDGE camera runs on the embedded Linux operating system with a powerful hardware system on the edge. The built-in Rugged Industrial-Grade SSD provides additional benefits over traditional surveillance systems, making the system more reliable and recorded video more secure, as there is no need to stream video on the network between the camera and the recording server or cloud service.
Because the SSD hosts the recording of video, database, and WAVE installation files, it ensures any incident is captured without delay.
Each SolidEDGE camera can connect with up to 5 additional Hanwha cameras or third-party ONVIF conformant cameras (3 with AI-enabled), enabling organisations to easily expand their surveillance systems as requirements evolve. This brings the total number of cameras per SolidEDGE system to 6 and offers a more customisable and flexible system structure.
The SolidEDGE camera comes with two storage options, with the PNV-A6081R-E1T model having 1TB SSD storage and the PNV-A6081R-E2T model having 2TB SSD storage. This saves on costs, space, and maintenance time.
The built-in SSD drive offers reliable video storage within a wide range of operating temperatures. Operators are given further peace of mind with SSD Status Management which provides information on the health of the SSD drive.
Additionally, the SolidEDGE camera has been designed with reinforced durability features including metal-shielded RJ-45 terminal and enhanced grounding frame structures that protect the camera from transient voltage. There is a built-in air vent that provides water vapour control to prevent condensation, and the hard-coated dome bubble covering the camera also provides better resistance to scratches.