Introducing: Ava Appliances

Last modified: Friday July 24, 2020.

Depending on your requirements regarding the number of sites to protect, the number of cameras needed, and how long you need to store your recorded video, use one or more Ava Appliances to provide the analytics, image processing and storage for your installation.

Each Ava Appliance is delivered with the Aware software pre-installed.

Single and multi-appliance deployments

With the flexibility to build a Ava video security solution based around a single Ava Appliance, or to have multiple appliances working across large installations and several sites, your configuration can be customized to your exact requirements. The Aware software provides the tools you need for running single-appliance and multi-appliance configurations.

When configured as part of a cluster, use the Aware software to configure and visualize the information flow between nodes, server-groups, and sites.

  • Nodes — individual Ava Appliances that can operate either on their own, or as part of a server-group.
  • Server-groups — Groups of Ava Appliances, that have good network connectivity, and that provide interchangeability within the server-group. For example, if a node fails, camera feeds are handled by other Ava Appliances in the same server-group. A server-group can include the appliances from one or more sites.
  • Sites — A logical grouping that represents a physical location, and consists of one or more Ava Appliances and a number of cameras. A site can belong to only one server-group.
  • Cluster — All the nodes and server-groups for a deployment.
Configure Ava Appliance nodes and clusters

Figure 1 – Configure Ava Appliance nodes and clusters

The design of the Ava Appliances and the Aware software provides you with the flexibility to easily expand your Ava environment as your organization grows.

Ava Appliance 500

The Ava range of appliances starts with the Ava Appliance 500. The Ava Appliance 500 is supplied in a workstation form-factor.

Typical use for Ava Appliance 500

Designed for capturing and analyzing the feeds from up to 16 cameras, and with sufficient storage for most situations provided by up to three SATA hard disk drives (up to 32TB (net) storage), the Ava Appliance 500 provides an ideal basis for the small organization. It is equally useful as a node for a smaller office when configured as part of a larger cluster installation.

Ava Appliance 1000

The Ava range of appliances starts with the Ava Appliance 1000. The Ava Appliance 1000 is supplied in a workstation form-factor.

Typical use for Ava Appliance 1000

Designed for capturing and analyzing the feeds from up to 75 cameras, and with sufficient storage for most situations provided by up to four SATA hard disk drives (up to 48TB (net) storage), the Ava Appliance 1000 provides an ideal basis for the small-to-medium sized organization. It is equally useful as a node for a smaller office when configured as part of a larger cluster installation.

Ava Appliance 2000

Ava Appliance 2000 appliances provide more memory, greater processing power and higher storage potential than the Ava Appliance 1000 appliances. The Ava Appliance 2000 is a rack-mounted 2U appliance.

Typical use for Ava Appliance 2000

Designed for capturing and analyzing the feeds from up to 100 cameras, and for storing that information for longer, the Ava Appliance 2000 is aimed at the medium-to-large organization.

With video storage on up to 12 SATA hard disk drives (up to 160TB (net) storage), the Ava Appliance 2000 provides the extra processing power and memory needed to run analytics from many feeds. The Ava Appliance 2000 is equally useful as a node within a large Ava video security solution cluster deployment.

Ava Appliance 3000

The Ava Appliance 3000 appliances are designed for the most challenging applications. With multiple CPU's and GPU's, and more memory, these appliances are designed for the most demanding installations. The Ava Appliance 3000 is a rack-mounted 2U appliance.

Typical use for Ava Appliance 3000

Aimed at the larger site, or as a node within a very large Ava video security solution cluster deployment, the Ava Appliance 3000 appliances provide the extra processing power and memory needed to run analytics from up to 200 cameras. With video storage on up to 12 SATA hard disk drives (up to 160TB (net) storage) you have plenty of storage for your recorded video.