Seagate Launches First Drive for AI-Enabled Surveillance


 
 
04:37 10/29/2017

Seagate Technology plc STX  announced its SkyHawk AI hard disk drive (HDD), the first drive created specifically for artificial intelligence (AI) enabled video surveillance solutions.

Building on Seagate’s 10-year track record of delivering surveillance optimized storage performance, SkyHawk AI provides unprecedented bandwidth and processing power to manage always-on, data-intensive workloads, while simultaneously analyzing and recording footage from multiple HD cameras.

“The use of AI technology in surveillance is steadily increasing - both in the edge and backend installations such as retail fronts and large city traffic management. Seagate has led the surveillance storage market since its early days, a decade ago, by delivering industry leading HDD products that have enabled more than 5X increase in exabytes during this time period,” said Sai Varanasi, vice president product line management at Seagate Technology.

“We are excited to introduce smart, purpose-built SkyHawk AI solutions that expand the design space for our customers and partners, allowing them to implement next-generation deep learning and video analytics applications,” Varanasi continued.

SkyHawk AI is now shipping to customers worldwide through appointed authorized distributors. Every SkyHawk AI drive is covered by a 5-year limited warranty, and is bundled with a 2-year coverage from Seagate Rescue Services. It comes in a 10 TB capacity at MSRP $449.99 and an 8 TB capacity at $349.99.

Skyhawk AI reliably records high quality, sharp video footage with no dropped frames, while simultaneously facilitating AI-enabled NVR analytics – ensuring that intelligence gathered through video surveillance footage is not lost.


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