College prep school adopts video management system

Pivot3, Inc., provider of storage and compute appliances, today announced that Pine Crest School has deployed Pivot3 appliances to store captured video images and host its video management system. Pine Crest, a private college preparatory school with two campuses in south Florida, chose the Pivot3 appliances to unify video storage and server capabilities and meet video retention requirements.

The scale-out nature of the Pivot3 solution ensures that the performance and capacity of the system can handle the demands of the school’s more than 200 incoming video streams, now and in the future. Milestone’s open architecture VMS manages video feeds efficiently while maintaining cost effectiveness. This approach allowed Pine Crest to start small and slowly increase its surveillance system over time. The school’s system began with one Pivot3 appliance and has since grown to include eight. Pine Crest now has more than 200 cameras operating on their Pivot3 appliances, with plans to eventually add another 150 cameras.

“We required a solution that delivered more than traditional servers while still being cost effective,” said Dan Donato, Facility Systems Specialist, Pine Crest Schools. “Pivot3 allows us to capture critical video evidence and enables us to easily expand our capabilities as additional budget is allocated. It also saves us significantly in upfront and long-term costs.”