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Vess A6000 Series

Surveillance Planner

Optimized for Video Surveillance

The Vess A6000 Series storage appliance is specially engineered for IP video surveillance deployment on medium to large scale; ideally suited for surveillance systems in banks, malls, casinos, factories, warehouses, commercial, residential, governmental or private enterprises. The subsystems are capable of continuous recording and playback operation without dropping frames.


More Flexible Deployment with Linux OS Supported

For those who prefers Linux OS than Windows to build up their surveillance system, Promise Vess A series support the multiple Linux distributions on diferent Vess A models to meet the various requirement to deploy the Linux-base VMS in their surveillance back-end system(*). This helps the Linux users have more options for their surveillance system deployment to enjoy the beneft of Linux OS.

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


Higher Capacity with Better Design

Two options for large HDD capacity enclosures are available: a 3U 16-drive (Vess A6600) and 4U 24-drive (Vess A6800). Combined with Promise Technology know how creates an outstanding combination of performance and reliability for Midsize to Large-Scale surveillance deployments. For larger storage system requirements, the system is cost effect using the Promise JBOD products to extend capacity without the added expense of an additional RAID server.


Reduces Deployment Costs and Complexity

Support and equipment costs are reduced; without a separate RAID storage unit to manage, there is no longer a need for a server, controller cards, external cables, and a separate storage enclosure. Additionally, the Vess A6000 Series reduces interoperability conflicts caused when integrating different hardware.

SMARTBOOST™ Technologies

PROMISE proprietary SMARTBOOST™ Technology provides the most stable and high performance storage solution for your surveillance system. Performance that can be limited by storage equipment bottlenecks is significantly improved by Promise SMARTBOOST™ Technology. With the optimized software features and FRU hardware design, you have the best stability and storage performance with the best C/P ratio.

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 user the hardware status. A huge advantage in installations with site restrictions, such as banking, as it not only saves maintenance costs but also the headaches caused when outside support personnel need access to restricted areas.

Sequential Pattern Recording

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

Reduce the complexity of Maintenance by OPAS

One Plug Auto Service (OPAS), a feature unique to Promise’s video surveillance solutions, ooffering user convenience, reduced complexity, lower maintenance cost and streamlined technical support. OPAS enables users to easily collect all the necessary logs and data used by the Promise support team to analyze.


  • Features

    • Optimized for Surveillance
    • Extensive VMS Support
    • Midsize to Large-Scale Solutions
    • Cost Effective & Scalable
    • Easy to Administer & Maintain
  • Specifications


    Camera Range
    Form Factor
    3U, 19" Rackmount
    Number Of Drives
    16 Drives (3.5")
    Drive Type
    12Gbs SAS/ 6Gbs SATA @ 3.5”, SSD capable @2.5”², Hot Swappable
    System Processor
    Intel Xeon E3-1275v5
    System Memory
    8GB x 2 Default (Max 64GB)
    2x Gigabit Ethernet
    Internal Storage (M.2)
    Storage Expansion
    Optional Promise SAS and iSCSI Storage
    Max. # of HDDs Supported
    Up to 96 drives through SAS JBOD expansion (iSCSI optional)
    USB Ports
    4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0
    PCI Express Ports
    1x8-lane gen3
    D-sub x 1, DVI x 1, HDMI x 1
    Audio I/O
    5x 3.5 mm + 1x SPDIF Audio Jack
    RAID Levels
    0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10 (0+1), 30, 50, 60. 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, Windows 2016, Cent OS 7.6
    Management Tools/Interface
    Graphical UI/SNMP via Ethernet, CLI 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 ~ 240V AC, 60 ~ 50Hz
    Current (Maximum)
    Power Supply
    Redundant 550W for each power, Hot swappable N+1 Design (80 PLUS certified)
    System Controller
    Replaceable FRU design
    5° ~ 40°C (-40° ~ 60°C non-operational)
    131 x 503 x 447 mm (5.1 x 19.8 x 17.6 in)
    System W/O HDD: 16.11kg
    System W/ HDD: 26.84kg
    Safety and EMI Certification
    CE, FCC, VCCI, RCM, BSMI, KC, (EMI Class A), CB3, cTUVus4
    3 year limited warranty5
    Optional Accessories
    Sliding Rail, 8/16 GB DDR4 Memory
    1The ideal camera range were the test output with fully populated enclosure and 16GB memory under 1080P/30FPS/5Mbps/H264/Pure Recording/Motion Detection disabled/Normal RAID Status.
    2For 2.5” SSD/HDD it will need to use different optional carriers.
    3CB Report is tested according to IEC/EN 60950-1 and IEC/EN 62368-1
    4 cTUVus label marking is tested according to UL 62368-1 and CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 62368-1.
    5 Available to purchase the extra 2 years warranty to total 5 years warranty.
  • Resources


    PROMISE Technology Joins the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA®)

    February 02, 2021

    PROMISE Technology (or ‘PROMISE’), a leading storage solution provider, is pleased to announce its position at the Adopter level within the Open Security & Safety Alliance. The Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA® or 'the Alliance') is a non-profit, non-stock corporation that brings together like-minded organizations to create a framework providing standards and specifications for a common standardized platform for security and safety solutions. PROMISE Technology is excited to join OSSA to help advance Alliance goals to develop and promote global standardized solutions for innovation in security and safety.

    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.

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