Milestone Releases First NVR to Include a Converged Network Adapter
Sunday, 4 September 2016
Author: Kimberly Sallingboe
Redefining the NVR server with the Husky M550A
Redundant dual power supply, up to 10Gbe over CAT6 and no limits to the amount of enterprise storage – these are just a few of the benefits enabled by the newest Milestone server-class Husky, the M550A NVR. With the second high-performance NVR released in 2016, Milestone now leads the industry in recording rates for the 1Gbe and 10Gbe segments.
Husky M550A in short
- Redundant power supply
- Up to 10Gbe over CAT6
- Up to 64TB storage
- Hot swappable drives
- Unlimited enterprise storage support
- Guaranteed recording rate of 1400Mb/s
With the launch of the Husky M550A, Milestone is entering the 10Gbe NVR server segment for the first time in Milestone’s history. Our newest, server-class NVR is the first in the industry to have a converged network adapter, which enables customers to extend the built-in storage using enterprise class storage from EMC, Dell, HP, Netapp and other storage manufacturers.
The greenest 10Gbe NVR in the industry
Designed around Intel’s X550 converged network adapter, the M550A reduces the installation complexity of server class 10Gbe NVRs because it utilizes existing CAT6 cable infrastructures. It also has 50% less power consumption than previous Intel CNAs (Converged Network Adapters), which makes this M550A the greenest 10Gbe NVR in the security industry.
The converged network adapter provides hardware-based, high speed iSCSI and FCoE (Fiber Channel over Ethernet) interfaces, enabling customers to connect an unlimited amount of storage for both live video databases and archives. The M550A also boasts an industry-leading recording rate of 1400Mb/s and supports up to 768 cameras, making it the highest-performing NVR in its class.
How does the Husky M550A compare to the Husky M500A?
The Husky M550A addresses larger scale NVR deployments with its use of 10Gbe converged network adapter and provides redundant / hot swappable power supplies.
With the Husky M500A and the Husky M550A, Milestone is providing the best price and performance in the industry in their respective NVR classes. The long-awaited dual power supply support, the best-in-class energy efficiency and industry-leading price-to-performance ratio make these NVRs excellent options for the advanced market segment.