Vess A6120 series

Analytics Server, Management Server, Recording Server

Purpose-Built for Video Surveillance

The Vess A6120 series is purpose-built as building blocks for the deployment of a complete video surveillance system. Reliable and easy to set up, there are three main specifications for the Vess A6120 series:

  • Vess Orange (A6120-AS) - designed for running intelligent video analytics
  • Vess Black (A6120-MS) - designed for managing the whole surveillance system
  • Vess Blue (A6120-RS) – designed for general recording purposes

Surveillance Building Blocks

Through the deployments of Vess Orange, Vess Black and Vess Blue together with the entire Vess family of products, security professionals can build their own surveillance system for projects of any size.

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Customizable Interfaces and Graphics

The Vess A6120 is customizable so it can perform a variety of functions based on your needs. Use the available PCI or PCM cards to create the mix of data and network connections to suit your applications. Promise does provide a recommended set of HBAs and add-in cards for customers to choose from, including 1G Base-T, 10G Base-T, 10G SPF+, SAS expansion, extension RAID boards as well as graphic cards. 

Embedded SmartBoost Technologies

A6120 is equipped with Promise's SmartBoost Technologies to optimize the system performance while playing back and writing surveillance video to the system. SmartBoost Technologies include:                                  

  • Sequential Pattern Recording - increase and stabilize recording performance
  • Predictive Playback - better playback performance
  • Non-Stop Service - non-stop video surveillance services


  • Features
    • Designed for running intelligent video analytics and offers excellent performance for analyzing huge amounts of surveillance data
    • Equipped with 2 Intel Xeon® E5-2620 v4 CPUs with 16GB RAM (expandable to 128GB)
    • Reliable and easy to set up
    • 1U 4-bay rackmount solution offering easy expandability 
    • Perfect for up to 60 IP cameras - with larger scale-out storage can support up to 200 cameras
  • Specifications


    Form Factor
    1U 4-bay
    2 x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4
    16/32GB DDR4 ECC
    Internal Storage
    M.2 64G
    0/2 (optional)
    4 x 3.5” SATA (SAS optional)
    Storage Expansion
    iSCSI and JBOD
    RAID Levels
    0,1,1E,3,5,6,10(0+1), 30,50,60
    RAID Stripe Size Support
    64K, 128K, 256K, 512K and 1MB
    Storage Expansion
    Up to 112 HDDs per node
    Max LUNs
    256 logical drives per controller
    1GbE x 4
    (Optional: 10G BaseT/SFP+/FC x 2)
    Power Supply
    Dual 650W Platinum
    710mm x 430mm x 43.5 mm
    System Cooling
    5 swappable fans
    Preloaded OS
    Windows Server 2012R2 Standard
    Management Tools/Interface
    GUI/SNMP via Ethernet/CLI&CLU via Ethernet or Graphics/OPAS Service via USB/SDK or API for integration
    Safety Certification
    3-year Limited Warranty
    Sliding Rail, 8GB DDR4 ECC Memory
  • Resources


    Promise Technology ISC West Recap

    April 21, 2017

    As soon as ISC West kicked off on the morning of April 5th, it was clear that it was going to be one of the best attended tradeshows this year! The crowd was buzzing and set to check out the latest and greatest!

    Promise Technology to Exhibit at ISC West in Las Vegas

    March 15, 2017

    Promise Technology, the developer of the open storage platform for video surveillance, will be at ISC West showcasing its complete portfolio of servers and storage solutions in demonstrations together with its Video Management Software (VMS), Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) and IP Camera partners, including Axis, AxxonSoft, Bosch, Digifort, Ipsotek, IronYun, Milestone, OnSSI and Toshiba.

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Event Calendar


Fieramilano, Milano, Italy

Promise Surveillance Solution Summit (PSSS)

Dusit Thani Lake View Cairo, Egypt

Milestone Integration Expo

Utrecht, the Netherlands

Consec 2017

London, UK
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