Vess A-Series

Open Storage Platform for Video Surveillance

Optimized for surveillance

The Vess A-Series storage appliances are custom built to offer the highest levels of performance for IP video surveillance. Promise is active in all of the key video surveillance segments and is able to provide a solution for deployments of any size.

Reduces costs and complexity

Vess Storage Appliances reduce support and equipment costs because there is no separate RAID storage unit to manage, eliminating the need for a server, controller cards, external cables, and a separate storage enclosure. Additionally, Vess Storage Appliances reduce interoperability conflicts caused when integrating different hardware.

Certified by surveillance partners

Vess A series storage appliances are fully compatible with a range of IP cameras and VMS from vendors including Aimetis, Axxonsoft, CamIQ, CSVi, Digifort, Genetec, OnSSI, SeeTec, Sony and Milestone.

Highly integrated with smooth scalability

An SDK library is provided for VMS UI and management integration. Plus, Vess supports the Milestone VMS plug-in enabling it to be managed via the XProtect interface. Additionally, you can easily expand via iSCSI by adding Promise external storage.

SMARTBOOST™ Technologies

A collection of unique features designed to provide the highest level of service and overcome performance bottlenecks to allow Vess Storage Appliances to handle a higher number of IP cameras than competing solutions.

Predictive Playback - utilizes idle recording times to monitor read patterns to predict where the next playback will be needed so the hard disk drives are not competing with the workload of the system.

Remote Active Service – takes all worries away by proactively detecting when PSU, controllers or HDDs are going into critical condition and automatically notifying Promise support so the customer can be contacted, spare parts can be sent out or the unit can be powered up after an outage - vitally important in environments that cannot risk downtime.

Sequential Pattern Recording - eliminates the heavy workloads caused by random write patterns as this feature monitors recording patterns and collects data in the cache buffer and only writes data to the drives once a full stripe is ready. This creates a sequential recording pattern which offers the smoothest performance.

Simplified planning

With just a few clicks of the Promise online planning tool you can easily get the whole picture of what you need for your project, including the required hardware for VMS platform and storage devices, how to configure the servers and storage and see a topology of the interconnecting systems with the most popular and recommended settings. Start planning now at:


  • Features
    • Storage appliance suitable to use in small-sized video surveillance deployment such as retail stores, clinics, classrooms and gas stations.
    • Reliable and easy to set up.
    • Excellent value for a high-performance recording server system
    • Perfect for up to 35 IP cameras
    • Out of the box solution
    • 3 year warranty – can extend to 5 years
    • 2U 6-bay rackmount chassis
    • Easily add Promise storage to expand capacity
  • Specifications


    Ideal Camera Range
    Up to 35*
    Form Factor
    2U, 19" Rackmount
    Drive Support
    6 Drives (3.5"), SATA
    System Processor
    Intel® Celeron J1900
    System Memory
    8GB DDR3
    2 x Gigabit Ethernet
    Internal Built-in Storage for OS
    mSATA 64GB
    Storage Expansion
    Max. # of HDDs Supported
    (Expansion through iSCSI and multiple JBOD expansion enclosures)
    Number of PoE port
    USB Ports
    4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0
    PCI Express Ports
    D-sub VGA and HDMI
    Serial Interfaces
    3x RS-232
    Audio & Microphone
    2x 3.5mm Audio Jack
    RAID Levels
    0, 1,1E, 3, 5, 6, 10 (0+1), 30, 50; Any Combination can exist at the same time
    Hot Spares
    Multiple global or dedicated hot-spare drives with revertible option
    Max LUNs per system/array
    Preloaded OS
    Windows Embedded Standard 7 Runtime (WS7P), Windows 10
    Supported OS (64-bit)
    Windows Embedded Standard 7 Runtime (WS7P), Windows 10
    Management Tools/Interface
    Graphical UI/SNMP via Ethernet, CLI/CLU via Ethernet or Graphics, OPAS Service via USB, SDK or API for Integration
    Surveillance Optimization
    SmartBoost Technologies for optimized video surveillance performance
    Event Notification
    Email, SNMP, Buzzer, LEDs
    AC Input
    100 ~ 240 VAC, 60 ~ 50Hz
    Current (Maximum)
    Power Consumption
    375.43 BTU/h
    375.43 BTU/h
    Power Supply
    Temperature Range
    5° ~ 40°C (-40° ~ 60°C non-operational)
    88.5 (H) x 440 (W) x 395 (D) mm
    (3.5 x 17.3 x 15.6 in)
    6.8kg (14.96 lbs) w/o drives
    10.94kg (24.1 lbs) w/drives
    Safety and EMI Certification
    FCC / CE / VCCI / RCM / BSMI / UL / cUL / Nemko
    3 year limited warranty
    Optional Accessories
    Sliding Rail, 2/4/8GB DDR3 Memory
    *This number are tested under criteria w/o frame lost at 720p@30fps@H.264
  • Resources


    PROMISE Technologyがセキュリティショー2018にて2018年のプロダクトラインアップを一挙に紹介

    March 01, 2018

    ストレージソリューションのグローバルカンパニーであるPromise Technology(以下、PROMISE)は、2018年3月6日から3月9日まで東京ビッグサイトで開催されるSECURITY SHOW 2018に出展することを発表しました。東京ビッグサイト、ホール7、ブース番号SS7828 の PROMISE ブースでは、コストパフォーマンスと互換性に優れたNVR(ネットワークビデオレコーダ)サーバやパワフルなIVA(インテリジェントビデオ解析)サーバなど、2018年にPROMISEテクノロジーが提供するプロダクトラインアップを発売予定のものも含めて全て紹介いたします。また、PROMISE 製品をビデオ監視システムにおける基盤として、様々なソフトウェアや周辺機器と組わせたソリューションも実機展示いたします。

    Promise Technology Named Best Storage Solutions Partner by Milestone Systems in Africa, APAC

    September 26, 2017

    Promise Technology Inc., the leading developer of open storage platforms for video surveillance, has been named the ‘Best Storage Solution Partner’ in Africa by Milestone Systems. Promise has now received this honor from Milestone on two continents, having also been designated as its leading storage solutions partner for the past two years in APAC.

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