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Seagate launches series of hard drives for video surveillance

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New Delhi, May 3 (UNI) In order to step up its performance in the commercial video security market, Seagate Technology today launched a series of hard drives, which allow upto 23 days of continuous video recording.

The SV 35 series, including three drives having a storage capacity of upto 500 GB, is designed to operate 24x7 while using as low as 2 amp power for its functioning, providing a huge relief in power deficit areas.

''Due to the growing importance of domestic security, the demand for digital video surveillance equipment is increasing and Seagate has the only hard drive, built specifically for this market segment'', Seagate India Country Manager Rajesh Khurana told reporters here.

The drive, which provides high resolution images, are useful as they give detailed images which can be used to capture criminals, save lives and improve business practices in a wide variety of industries.

Digital video security systems enable sophisticated software capabilities to automatically preview and flag security events in seconds, as compared to manually reviewed images which take a much longer time to discover similar information.

Video security technology is making rapid shifts from tape-based systems to digital systems employing hard drive storage.

The estimated worlwide market for video surveillance equipment is estimated at 4.5 billion dollars with a growth rate of 18 per cent.

The three drives have a storage capacity of 160 GB, 250 GB and 500 GB and are priced at Rs 4,200, Rs 4,900 and Rs 15,900 respectively.

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