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Vess A3120

Best Surveillance Storage for SMB/Client Viewer

Surveillance Planner

Optimized for Video Surveillance

PROMISE proprietary SMARTBOOST™ Technology provides the most stable and high performance storage solution for your system. Promise SMARTBOOST™ Technology significantly improves performance that is otherwise limited by storage equipment bottlenecks. SMARTBOOST™ Technology provides the best stability and performance with the best C/P ratio.


More Flexible Deployment with Linux OS Supported

Linux users now have more options for their surveillance system deployment. Promise Vess A Series supports Linux distributions on select Vess A models for surveillance networks running Linux-based VMS in the back-end system(*).

*The supported Linux distributions is listed on the datasheet and please contact your channel partners if you need others.

Storage Appliances + Client Viewer provides Wider Applications

PROMISE Vess A3120 is a Storage Appliance for SMB/small installation video surveillance. It includes a Client Viewer for applications that require 24/7 monitoring. It is certified for several VMS for a complete surveillance system solution, using varied software features across multiple VMS.


Built-In GPU for better IVA Performance

Vess A3120 speeds up the graphic card performance and other processing using a built-in GPU, Intel Media SDK and thoroughly tested Graphic card implementation. Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) has placed increased performance demands on surveillance systems; Vess A3120 handles basic recording AND better performing IVA tasks simultaneously.


4K Resolution Streaming Supported

4K camera support is an essential feature for areas that require high resolution camera monitoring. The Vess A3120 features 4K camera streaming for local display to provide high definition imaging of crucial areas.

Reduce the complexity of Maintenance by OPAS

One Plug Auto Service (OPAS) is a unique feature of Promise Vess App solutions that provides user convenience, reduces complexity for maintenance, and stream- lines technical support. OPAS enables users to collect all the necessary logs and data used by the Promise support team to analyze the status of Vess A-Series Storage appliances.


  • Features

    • Optimized for Surveillance

    Storage appliance optimized for IP video surveillance.

    • Small Installation & SMB

    Ideal for less than 64ch full-HD IP cameras, perfect for banking, retail, prison, hotel, and more.

    • Easy to Administer & Maintain

    Hot swappable drive bays, and One Plug Auto Service (OPAS) ensure Vess is easy to administer and maintain.

  • Specifications


    Camera Range
    Form Factor
    1U, 19" Rackmount
    Number Of Drives
    4 Drives (3.5")
    Drive Type
    6Gbs SATA @ 3.5”
    System Processor
    Intel® Core™ i3-7101E
    System Memory
    4GBx2 Default (Max 32GB)
    2x Gigabit Ethernet
    Internal Storage (M.2)
    Storage Expansion
    Optional Vess SAS and iSCSI Storage
    Max. # of HDDs Supported
    Up to 112 drives through iSCSI/SAS JBOD expansion
    USB Ports
    5x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0
    PCI Express Ports
    1x8-lane Gen3
    1x VGA, 1x HDMI, 1x Display Port
    Serial Interfaces
    1x Serial Port
    Audio & Microphone
    3x 3.5mm Audio Jack and SPDIF
    RAID Levels
    0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 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
    Supported OS (64-bit)
    Windows 10, UBUNTU 18.04
    Management Tools/Interface
    Graphical UI/SNMP via Ethernet, CLI/CLU via Ethernet or Graphics, OPAS Service via USB, SDK or API for Integration
    Appliance Mode
    Surveillance Optimization @ Arrays in Normal and Degrade
    Event Notification
    Email, SNMP, Buzzer, LEDs
    AC Input
    100 ~ 240 VAC, 47 ~ 63Hz
    Current (Maximum)
    Power Supply
    350W Single ATX
    5° ~ 40°C (-40° ~ 60°C non-operational)
    44.2 x 446.4 x 398 mm
    System W/O HDD: 6.48 kg
    System W/ HDD: 9.16 kg
    Safety and EMI Certification
    CE, FCC, VCCI, RCM,(EMI Class A), cULus
    3 year limited warranty
    Optional Accessories
    Sliding Rail, 4/8/16 GB DDR Memory
    ¹ The ideal camera ranges were output of fully populated enclosure by pure recording and 8GB memory under 30FPS, H.264, 5Mbps Bitrate and 1080P resolution *The final spec may vary without further notice, please check with Promise website for the latest information
  • Resources


    Promise Technology to Showcase New and Integrated Solutions Optimized for Video Surveillance at IFSEC International

    June 12, 2019

    Promise Technology, a leading storage solutions provider for the video surveillance market, will exhibit at IFSEC 2019, introducing for the first time its Vess R3000 Series. With the global video surveillance market is estimated to grow over to $77.21 billion by 2023, according to a recent report by BIS Research, Promise is expanding and enhancing its portfolio of solutions to meet rising demand with the introduction of a cloud-ready solution optimized for video surveillance workloads, new series of storage appliances and highly integrated AI solution. Demonstrations will be held at Promise’s Booth, #IF810, at IFSEC International June 18-20, 2019 at ExCeL London.

    Promise Technology at Security Essen 2018: New Storage Appliances Designed Specifically for Video Surveillance

    September 24, 2018

    Promise Technology Inc., a leading storage solutions provider for security surveillance applications, at Security Essen 2018 will debut the Vess A3120 and Vess A6000 Series appliances, just two of the wide range of the company innovative video surveillance storage solutions that attendees can see first-hand. Promise’s cutting-edge solutions enable users to overcome challenges such as managing fast-growing video data stores, performance bottleneck and the complexity of project planning. Plus, represent to the meanful collaboration with Milestone, Promise Technology will debut the first storage appliance specific to video recording.

    Drivers / Utilities / Firmware


Event Calendar

MIPS 2020

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Dallas, US

Intersec Dubai 2020

Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

ISAF 2019

Istanbul Expo Center

GITEX Technology Week 2019

Dubai World Trade Center
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