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Western Digital Brings Latest Data Storage Innovations to Intersec 2022



Western Digital is bringing its latest data storage innovation at Intersec in Dubai (Stand S1-J25). At Intersec, Western Digital is highlighting the importance of security and smart video needs with flexible infrastructure and data solutions to address applications from in-camera recording to multi-stream AI and offer more choice.

In addition, Western Digital will exhibit its WD Purple product range, which is engineered specifically for smart video and surveillance and includes three product solutions – WD Purple Pro HDD, WD Purple HDD, and WD Purple microSD card. Offering improved efficiency for overall video playback, these devices bring reliable, surveillance-class storage that has been tested for compatibility in a wide range of smart videos.

Moreover, the company will be showcasing its Ultrastar series of high-capacity hard drives to support cloud service providers, telcos, and system integrators. The Ultrastar DC HC560, with the first implementation of OptiNAND technology’s capacity-enabling features, delivers an unbeaten 20TB capacity in a nine-disk platform (2.2TB/platter) with CMR recording format.

Attendees can learn more by visiting the Western Digital stand at Stand number is S1-J25 in Sheikh Saeed Hall.

Full list of Western Digital products at Intersec:

Designed for advanced AI-enabled recorders, video analytics servers, and deep learning solutions requiring additional capacity, performance, and workload capability.

Designed specifically for the mainstream security camera market. The card delivers a cost-effective combination of ultra-endurance, high performance, and a wide capacity range of up to 1TB.

  • Western Digital Ultrastar

The Ultrastar DC HC560 offers a huge capacity to the market. It meets modern data center reliability requirements with 2.5M MTBF (projected) and a 5-year limited warranty. It offers security and encryption options to help protect data from unauthorized use, including SED models.

A mainstream NVMe SSD targeting broad deployment as boot, caching, or primary storage in data center IT and cloud environments.

Designed for high density and flexibility, the hybrid storage platform is a key element of next-generation disaggregated storage and Software-Defined Storage (SDS) systems.

The Ultrastar Data102 provides up to 2PB of raw storage in 4U using 20TB SMR HDDs in a compact and efficient form factor. The extremely dense form factor provides the flexibility to specify the HDD and SSD combinations for balancing capacity, performance, and cost.


Intersec 2022: ASUS Shows Off Cutting-Edge Technologies and Solutions



Security Review spoke to Albert Cheng, the Associate Sales Director for Servers at ASUS EMEA, and Jeff Jacob, the Regional Sales Manager for Commercial Business at ASUS EMEA, about their participation at Intersec recently

Tell us about your partnership with MBUZZ, VisionLab, and Brief Cam. Which ASUS products and solutions do they offer on the market.
Intersec 2022 was a great opportunity for ASUS to showcase our security and surveillance-centric product portfolio to our prospective customer base in the enterprise segment via our partners MBUZZ and VisionLab. MBUZZ is one of our premier value-added distribution partners focused on our enterprise-grade portfolio of GPU-based Servers and Workstations.

Being a distributor for Nvidia, Micron, and other enterprise solution brands, gives them an edge over other legacy value-added distributors. Over the years they have become an integral part of our go-to-market strategy in the Gulf region.

VisionLab is one of the leading software solutions companies in the field of AI-centric facial recognition, biometric data management, and deep/machine learning. We have partnered with VisionLab as the default partner for the hardware consisting of an ASUS CPU-based server portfolio running behind VisionLab’s proprietary Software engine. Our collaboration has resulted in one of the key govt end-user related to security/safety in the UAE choosing our combined solution as the standard across all branch offices in the country.

BriefCam is a Canon-owned company that is the leading provider of video analytics for rapid video review and search, real-time alerting, and quantitative video insights. BriefCam’s groundbreaking technology transforms how organizations use video surveillance and has been recognized with a series of industry accolades.

ASUS is proud to partner with BriefCam in the MEA region and our partnership has resulted in some key wins and successes across the region. ASUS Servers have been put through numerous tests to handle the scale of BriefCam’s video analytics capabilities and have proven to be a seamless experience for enterprise customers who have been wanting a stable server platform. The ASUS-BriefCam hardware/Software engine collaboration is being showcased at stands of partners namely MBUZZ Distribution, Mobius MEA, and Milestone.

Which markets do your partners cover in the region?
MBUZZ is an authorized ASUS distributor for our enterprise portfolio to the territorial region of GCC. The VisionLab team based in UAE covers the MEAI region currently. The BriefCam team, too, based in UAE also covers the MEA region.

At Intersec, which products and solutions are you showcasing?
We are mainly showcasing our Servers, Workstations, and ASUS Tinkerboards. In the Server category, we are demoing the GPU rack server models ESC8000A-E11 and ESC4000-E10. These platforms bring multiple GPU computing to support security, big data analytics, AI training application, which will enhance solution performance and users experience.

Not only GPU server but in the high-end GPU-based Workstations we are showcasing the model Pro E800G4, an Intel Xeon-based high-performance workstation that comes with four graphics cards support. ASUS Tinkerboards which are basically single board computers meant for use in a variety of use case scenarios like high-quality media playback, gaming, computer vision, gesture recognition, image stabilization, and processing, as well as computational photography, In-Vehicle computing, surveillance data capture points, monitoring network performance on 5G networks and so on.

What were your expectations from the event this year?
Our main aim was to meet as many potential customers via Intersec. Being an event specific to a particular domain like security gives Intersec an advantage over general exhibitions. Security is of prime importance for all sectors of the economy whether its government or private sector.

The visitors to the Intersec tend to be knowledgeable, focused, and subject matter experts which gives exhibitors a great opportunity to reach the specific target customer, with the proliferation of IoT, customers are eager to secure all their physical environments where they are vulnerable. As the leading trade fair for security, emergency response, safety, and wellbeing. Intersec’s influence has spread not only across the Middle East, Africa but beyond to other geographies as well.

UAE is one of the places which has been at the forefront of the shift to a post-covid world which as many health experts predict is not far. This general feeling of safety and the measures taken by the authorities gives confidence to customers to visit Intersec.

What is your theme of participation at Intersec 2022?
ASUS as everyone is aware is synonymous with Motherboards, Gaming, and Laptops. We see events like Intersec as an opportunity for us to Showcase our enterprise computing portfolio and be part of a total solution instead of a standalone product-only brand. It is our endeavor to highlight Our partnerships with ISVs like VisionLabs a facial recognition company or BriefCam a Video Analytics solutions company and our Distribution partners like MBUZZ. These partnerships add great impetus and value to help position our products in the enterprise space.

Any thoughts or your personal feedback from your side about Intersec / products overall?
From Intersec, we have a chance to talk to customers and existing partners directly and understand more about market demand and trends, which is the most valuable part we got during this period. Furthermore, we also learned more and new ISV partners in this field. This also shows the entire industry is on an up-trend and customers have more options. ASUS aims to enlarge our ecosystem in the security field, so, we will look for more partnerships with different ISVs to support as a professional platform provider in the security field.

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Seagate Set to Showcase Its Latest Mass Data Storage and Management Solutions at Intersec 2022



Seagate Technology is showcasing its complete solutions portfolio for the video image analytics industry at Intersec Dubai, running from January 16-18, 2022. The video imaging and surveillance sector are undergoing a period of intense transformation, driven by rapidly increasing demand from a broadening range of end-users. With proliferation of different smart applications (cities, hospitals, factories, parking lots, payments …) businesses are united in a common need to incorporate video analytics into their company data management strategy.

At Intersec 2022 Seagate® will be showcasing a full storage portfolio of video and analytics solutions built and tested for smart applications as well as security and surveillance. With SkyHawk drives for NVR, Exos, and Nytro at the edge systems, Exos X high-performance enterprise storage systems— the company had created a reliable foundation that is affordable, flexible, scalable, and secure.​ Seagate’s edge-ready solutions are designed to help businesses unlock valuable insights from edge to cloud.​

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) becoming an integral part of the surveillance world, it is essential for companies to deploy high performing storage solutions at each stage of the data flow, from the endpoints, edge, and core (centralized storage/cloud) and align with industry evolution. Seagate team will be available on-site – Sheikh Saeed 1, Stand S1 – F25 to take you on the journey through cutting-edge technologies and solutions tailored to meet the needs of the coming data evolution and showcase solutions such as SkyHawk, Exos, Exos X and Nytro, and Systems

Seagate Technology was founded on the belief that data is potential, and holding its core values of integrity, innovation, and inclusion, Seagate is committed to helping humanity maximize that potential by harnessing the datasphere all around us. With Seagate being a global technology leader for more than 40 years, the company has enabled billions of people and businesses to reach their full potential through precision-engineered storage solutions and pioneered surveillance-optimized storage over a decade ago. To date, the company has shipped over three billion terabytes of data capacity to its customers across the globe.

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Esharah Joins Intersec 2022 to Highlight Mission-Critical Tech



Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions, a subsidiary of UAE government entity Professional Communication Corporation – Nedaa and the Official Secure Systems Provider of Expo 2020 Dubai, is showcasing its range of safety and security solutions at the ongoing 23rd edition of Intersec, the world-leading emergency services, security and safety event happening in Dubai. From January 16 to 18, 2022, Esharah, which is part of the Nedaa pavilion, will exhibit at the event its Pro Bullet Plus Network Camera, Ajax Wireless Intrusion Alarm System suitable for private premises, and Command and Control Room SAGA. The three state-of-the-art technologies are equipped with modern features to help public security personnel to maintain order in communities and protect the safety of the people.

The company’s Pro Bullet Plus Network Camera, an LTE video stream CCTV camera, using Nedaa high quality 4G features is integrated with artificial intelligence (AI) video analytics, among other advanced features, to deliver higher mobility, security and coverage. The camera’s AI video analytics feature, on the other hand, provides high accuracy and real-time data. Through an AI algorithm, the Pro Bullet Plus Network Camera can intelligently filter objects to focus on human and vehicle detection.

AJAX, a security and smart home system, delivers proactive intrusion protection and video surveillance. It also alerts people in case of fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, home leaks, and burst pipes. In case of emergency, AJAX, with just one click of the panic button in the app, notifies system users about the danger and requests to help from a security company.

Esharah is also introducing two new systems under its computer-aided Command and Control Room SAGA, an integrated operations center that records incidents and dispatches rescue teams in record time. One of the new systems is the NSC3, which is being showcased for the first time at Intersec. NSC3 is real-time resource management for intelligence-based decision-making. Through this technology, users can view real-time video and data from drones, mobile phones, body cams, dashboard cams, surveillance cameras, whether they are on the field or in the control room. It is a mission-based system that enables authorized personnel on the field to communicate and share data in a secured environment.

P3, on the other hand, is the world’s smartest patrol. This patrol can detect speed and seat belt violations, as well as track drivers’ behaviors, and classify a variety of distractions such as cellphone use. Furthermore, it can pinpoint any vehicle tailgating within a specific time.

Ali Bahlooq, General Manager of Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions, said,  “Over the years, the security landscape worldwide has dramatically evolved. With threats getting more sophisticated these days, security and safety personnel must be equipped with best-in-class technologies to support their work and give them the upper hand in the face of ever-changing risks and breaches. Our mission-critical solutions are designed to strengthen safety protocols and help implement an effective and robust system. This is our commitment to our clients from the government and private sectors.”

“This year’s Intersec is an ideal platform for us to discuss the features of our solutions, generate leads and interact with our like-minded peers. We look forward to engaging with various local, regional, and global stakeholders who are attending the event,” added Bahlooq.

Nedaa’s pavilion is located in Sheikh Saeed Hall 2 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

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