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Intransa's Video Storage Solutions Highly Praised at ASIS International, 2008.

Solutions on Display with 11 Partners, Focus Now Turns to Tribalnet9 Show

ATLANTA & SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Intransa, the global leader of shared, scalable and simple external IP storage solutions, was well received at ASIS International, 2008, with nearly a dozen vendors displaying their solutions integrated with Intransa's storage offerings.

Prior to ASIS International, Intransa executive Jeff Whitney presented the introductory module as part of ASIS Physical Security Council and ASIS IT Security Council's "Pre-Seminar Intensive" class, Going IT: The How and Why of Putting Your Security System on to the Corporate Network. Whitney also presented to AMAG Technology's sales team and participated in Hunt Business Intelligence's Security Dreamer Pre-ASIS Un-Conference event at the Hard Rock Cafe.

During ASIS International, Intransa announced the newest member of its StorStac family, a breakthrough edge recording and single location IP solution. StarterBlock cuts the cost of surveillance for one or more DVRs and for direct recording on the edge. Also announced was the Intransa Sharable Security Platform (ISSP), an open, combined storage and computing platform that can be shared simultaneously by multiple physical security and other software applications without the use of server hardware. Instead, Intransa IP storage systems are used further reducing the cost of video surveillance.

While existing analog surveillance technology and other infrastructure investments can be leveraged with the new StorStac StarterBlock, it brings the many benefits of IP to analog environments without the risk of a rip-and-replace project. Existing cabling, cameras, DVRs, and software can continue to be used to protect investment and allow a gradual migration to NVRs and other IP technology, while increasing reliability, lowering administration requirements and increasing retention capacity of the overall surveillance system.

StarterBlock comes in 2 and 4 terabyte (TB) base systems that can be upgraded to a maximum of 16TB. 2TB provides enough storage for 30 days of recording with one or more DVRs and cameras at average resolution and frame rates. A StarterBlock system is commonly purchased for direct-from-IP-camera recording or to support one to eight DVRs or NVRs and a typical maximum of 64 cameras.

StarterBlock is part of the Intransa StorStac shared, external IP storage family that is designed to grow to 1,500TB in a single system for up to 500,000 cameras with years of retention capacity at maximum resolution and frame rate. This allows security practitioners to start with just 2 or 4TB in a StorStac System and grow performance and retention modularly whenever needed without cost penalty, allowing maximum resolution and retention for a few or thousands of cameras and devices.

The entire Intransa StorStac product line, including StarterBlock, is integrated with physical security and surveillance solutions from AMAG Technology, Inc., Diebold, Inc., Veracity USA, and VideoProtein during the three-day ASIS International. In addition, Cisco Systems (in the ADT booth), Exacq Technologies, JDS Digital Security Systems, Milestone Systems, On-Net Surveillance Systems, Phoenix IVS and VidSys, Inc. displayed their solutions integrated with Intransa IP storage, further demonstrating the market penetration that Intransa is achieving to the benefit of security practitioners.

The benefits of shared, external IP storage are detailed in a whitepaper that was issued prior to ASIS International. 12 Reasons for Shared, External IP Video Storage is available free of charge from the Intransa website, or from Intransa StorPartner Security Integrators worldwide.

In preparation for the public release of the Intransa Sharable Security Platform, Intransa has certified nearly 100 applications for physical security and IT as part of the Intransa StorAlliance. Recent additions to the StorAlliance include Agent VI, Basler Vision, CommendUSA, CoreStreet, Exacq Technologies, Genetec, Grandeye Inc., Imprivata, inFRONT, KABA, N2NSecure, Phoenix IVS, Quantum Secure, RFI and TimeSight Systems. As the first IP storage certification program to be introduced to the physical security industry, Intransa's StorAlliance Lab continues to lead the industry in the number of applications and vendors committed to open IP solutions.

On the last day of ASIS, Intransa revealed that IPVS Magazine Labs had performed an independent review of Intransa StorStac, and ranked it as "excellent." The report also highly recommended the solution for all video surveillance installations in its detailed 10-page study.

The Intransa StorStac was given "superior" ratings for management, "excellent" performance, and a "near perfect" rating for both scalability and reliability. IPVS Magazine Labs also found StorStac to be the only IP storage area network examined to offer a security-friendly graphical user interface management tool, the Intransa Video Storage Administrator (VSA). The VSA makes it much easier for physical security professionals to setup and administer IP storage, without having to become an IT storage or network expert. The IPVS Magazine Lab recommends Intransa products for several market scenarios including New Installations (Greenfield), Retrofits, Technology Refreshes, and Remodels.

The complete IPVS Labs report on Intransa storage is downloadable free of charge from the Intransa website and is also available from Intransa StorPartner Security Integrators worldwide.

Intransa now turns its attention to Tribalnet9, the 9th annual technology conference for the Native American technology industry. The conference runs September 29 - October 2, 2008, at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino, Scottsdale, Arizona. To pre-schedule a meeting, contact Intransa at or call 866-446-8726.

About Intransa

Intransa, Inc. is the leading innovator of shared, scalable and simple external IP storage solutions for video and IT storage. A single DVR can benefit from Intransa storage, increasing reliability and retention while reducing video surveillance cost.

Based in San Jose, CA, Intransa offers scalable, high performance security-grade storage with outstanding availability and price/performance, with built in Set-and-Forget Management for proven ease of use. The company's Video Storage Administrator toolkit is the first in the industry to configure external storage for use in video surveillance and other physical security applications without requiring extensive IT storage knowledge for maximum benefit. Instead, the VSA is configured and administered using familiar frame rate, resolution, retention period and other physical security terms.

Beginning as a 3Com spin-off, Intransa has been shipping shared IP network storage solutions since 2003. Intransa IP storage is available worldwide through authorized StorPartner security and systems integrators. Intransa is an Axis Communications Applications Development Partner, Cisco Ecosystem Provider, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and VMware Technology Alliance Partner along with many other industry partnerships through our StorAlliance Technology Partner program.

Intransa believes and supports industry standards, and is a member of the Security Industry Association, the Storage Networking Industry Association and its green storage initiative, and The Green Grid organization for green IT. Intransa employees are also members and supporters of ASIS International and the ASIS Physical Security Council.

For more information about Intransa and our industry-leading sharable, scalable and simple external IP storage solutions, to locate a StorPartner security and systems integrator, or to join the StorAlliance Technology Partner program, please visit us at

Intransa, StarterBlock, Intransa Sharable Security Platform, Intransa ISSP, EdgeBlock, BuildingBlock, PerformanceBlock, Security-Grade IP Video Storage, DynaStac, StorStac OS, StorManager, StorStac Snapshot, StorAR, StorCluster, the 3Rs for Video, the 3Ss of IP Storage, Set-and-Forget Management, StorSupport, StorWarranty, StorAlliance and StorPartner are registered names and trademarks of Intransa, Inc. All others are the property of their respective holders.
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