Hard Disk Drive Launched for Artificial Intelligence Surveillance

A hard disk drive (HDD) created specifically for artificial intelligence (AI) enabled video surveillance has been launched by Seagate Technology, an American data storage company. This HDD is called Skyhawk AI.

The growth of analytics on video surveillance hardware is expected to grow significantly, A report (Cropleys 2017) predicted a growth from 27.6 million shipments in 2016 to 126 million in 2021 as hardware manufacturers continue to include analytics sensors on NVRs.

This will continue to increase as artificial intelligence, most especially deep learning and machine learning applications become increasingly popular. In addition the need for fast video analytics is expected to rise, increasing the workload on Network Video Recorder (NVR) storage.

Vice President or product line management at Seagate Technology, Sai Varasani said “The use of AI technology in surveillance is steadily increasing – both in the edge and backend installations such as retail fronts and large city traffic management,”……“We are excited to introduce smart, purpose-built SkyHawk AI solutions that expand the design space for our customers and partners, allowing them to implement next-generation deep learning and video analytics applications.”

We at Antron Security believe this is the right direction for security technology. Antony Yaffie, Managing Director at Antron Security said “this is not just any old hard drive”, a purpose built hard disk drive is long overdue and the market will no doubt respond positively to it.

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