The Cisco® Physical Security Multiservices Platform (MSP) for Video Surveillance is a suite of three server models that offer you innovative choices for network digital recording and playback. It includes options for built-in analog video encoder cards (1-RU and 4-RU) and fiber channel interfaces. Optional video encoder cards enable network connectivity for analog video cameras. Fully integrated with the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager software family, each MSP model (Figure 1) provides a wide array of features in a single easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy component. Each platform offers scalable and flexible options for replacing traditional analog or digital video recorders in a variety of video surveillance deployments.
Features and Benefits
The Cisco Physical Security MSP for Video Surveillance is available with Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (VSM) software and includes the following device options.
The 1-rack-unit (RU) MSP for Video Surveillance is an entry-level device that supports up to four 750 GB or 1 TB SATA hard drives. It supports one of the following Option Cards at a time:
Table 6. Multiservices Platform Ordering Information
1-RU chassis with motherboard, one CPU, and one 300W power supply (no drives, no power cables, and no option cards)
2-RU chassis with motherboard, one CPU, RAID controller, one 900W power supply (no drives, no power cables, and no option cards)
4-RU chassis with motherboard, one CPU, RAID controller, one 900W power supply (no drives, no power cables, and no option cards)
750 GB SATA drive for CIVS-MSP platforms
1 TB SATA drive for CIVS-MSP platforms
Redundant 900W power supply option for 2-RU and 4-RU platforms only
Fibre Channel option for CIVS-MSP platforms
Cisco Video Surveillance 16-channel (at CIF resolution) encoder card for MPEG-4/JPEG with software license option for the 1-RU and 4-RU platforms only
Note: Power cables are not included by default.
All Cisco Physical Security Multiservices Platform for Video Surveillance servers are available through Cisco Authorized Technology Provider Partners.
Service and Support
Cisco and our certified partners can help you accelerate success and improve the return on your investment in a Cisco Physical Security Solution. The Cisco lifecycle approach to services defines the requisite activities at each phase of the solution lifecycle:
• Reduce deployment costs by identifying the features that will best meet your business requirements
• Accelerate migration by assessing the readiness of your network to support the system and by developing a sound design
• Support smooth implementation through effective planning and expert installation, configuration, and integration
• Increase operational efficiency and extend the value of your investment with superior technical support