Schneider Electric Delivers New and More Powerful Pelco Digital Sentry Video Management Solution

Pelco’s Digital Sentry features a flexible IP video management system for mainstream security

DALLAS – July 23, 2012 – Schneider Electric today announced the release and availability of its updated and improved PelcoTM by Schneider Electric Digital SentryTM hardware platform, with a new DSSRV Network Video Recorder (NVR) powered with the latest processor and on-board graphics technologies at its core. The DSSRV is optimized to deliver the essential support for the popular Digital Sentry DS NVs Video Management Software, which has been preloaded into the hardware platform. It is a flexible and convenient video management system that includes the NVR, plus analog camera support via optional direct-attached or network video encoders and support for up to 128 IP and analog cameras.The updated Pelco Digital Sentry hardware replaces the previously used hardware, making the product easier to configure, order, install and operate. With a 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i7 Processor, and 8 GB of RAM, DSSRV has ample processing capability and memory to meet the demands of HD video recording and playback operations. Its 280 Mbps bandwidth makes it possible to record, stream and export video from as many as 128 IP cameras.

Key features of the new Digital Sentry solution include:
• Network video recording of HD and SD IP streams of Pelco and third-party cameras
• Optional hybrid expansion of up to 64 analog channels recording at D1 30/25 IPS
• 280 Mbps available bandwidth for IP recording, viewing and export
• Front-accessible, internal storage to 18 TB or 12 TB with optional DVD
• Optional configuration for RAID5 (Recommended Optional RAID5 Controller for Optimum Performance) with removable hard disk drives
• Engineered cooling system to extend hard disk drive life
• Front panel design that provides at-a-glance assurance that the system, network and hard drives are all in operating order

“The new Digital Sentry platform delivers a simplified, optimized and more powerful video management system that provides our customers with an intuitive operation and open architecture,” says Yvonne Schwemmer, senior product marketing manager, Schneider Electric Commercial Marketing.

With its Pelco video portfolio, Schneider Electric is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of video security systems. The new Digital Sentry hardware platform is supported by the popular Partner First program, making it part of the integration platform for access control and other security- related applications. Schneider Electric provides three video management systems to choose from – DXTM, Digital SentryTM and EnduraTM – allowing customers to choose a system to meet their unique requirements. For more information on the new Digital Sentry platform, visit here:


About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of about 31 billion US dollars (22.4 billion euros) in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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