Florida Prep School Deploys Pivot3 Appliances

Pivot3 Inc., provider of storage and compute appliances, recently 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, meet video retention requirements and utilize the benefits of Pivot3’s cost-effective, scale-out approach.

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 and offer investment protection over time as the deployment grows.

Milestone’s easy-to-use, yet powerful VMS, which is based on open architecture, manages video feeds and enables greater efficiency and improved functionality, while maintaining cost effectiveness. As a private school on a tight budget, this unique approach allowed Pine Crest as a way to start small and slowly grow their surveillance system over time. The school’s system began with just one Pivot3 appliance and has since grown to include eight. They now have more than 200 cameras operating seamlessly 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.”

The scale-out nature of the Pivot3 platform has allowed Pine Crest to start small and grow, ensuring the performance and capacity of the system can handle the demands of incoming video streams and add investment protection over time as the deployment grows. In addition, Pivot3 appliances reduce costs by consolidating server and shared storage functionality in a common appliance.

“The Pine Crest installation illustrates perfectly how Milestone open platform IP video management software integrates seamlessly with hardware from our alliance partner Pivot3, and how proper storage is key for optimally managing increasing data needs and adding more cameras, such as IQinVision megapixel devices,” said Courtney Dillon Pedersen, communications manager, Milestone Systems.

“Pine Crest is a great example of the cost efficiencies derived from Pivot3’s scale-out Serverless Computing approach,” said Lee Caswell, founder and chief strategy officer, Pivot3. “It’s now possible for education customers of any size to get a world-class video surveillance system that fits the budget and provides a system foundation that can grow as the institution grows.”

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