SOURCE: Promise Technology

Promise Technology

March 31, 2016 04:00 ET

Promise Technology Addresses the Recording and Storage Needs for IP Video Surveillance in Qatar

DOHA, QATAR--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2016) - Everywhere you look around Qatar it's obvious -- the country is preparing for something big. Ever since the small and rich country was awarded the 2022 FIFA World Cup, preparations have been underway to build new stadiums, hotels, roads and even a new rail network. A reported $200bn will go into these infrastructure projects -- with an estimated $22bn worth of new contracts available in 2016 alone. High in demand is new IP video surveillance solutions which offer advanced analytics, crystal clear images, easier integration and the capability to easily access data that can be stored for long periods of time. With more than one million visitors expected to make the trek for the World Cup it's no wonder the surveillance market is set to grow exponentially as Qatar wants to ensure that not only these tourists, but also its citizens and workers, can safely enjoy everything the country has to offer.

As Qatar continues forward on its journey to become the prime tourist destination in the Middle East, its businesses and organizations are faced with the task of keeping up with some of the strictest requirements in the world for video quality and retention time -- sufficient storage for a period of 120 days in MPEG-4 or H.264 format. This places an even higher level of importance on the recording and storage solutions deployed as part of the surveillance systems.

Promise Technology, a leading developer of open platform storage solutions for IP video surveillance, and its partner Business Automation and Security Services (BASS) are working closely with local system integrators and security professionals to ensure the demands of these projects can be met, including by hosting certified trainings. Promise certified over 30 new security professionals in Qatar at its trainings last week, helping the engineers develop the skills and expertise they need to design, install, configure and maintain the optimal security solution for their customers with the company's Vess NVR appliances and external storage solutions.

"Along with these massive infrastructure projects for the World Cup, the banking, hospitality, government, commercial office and retail markets in Qatar have been on the forefront of installing new IP video surveillance systems," said John van den Elzen, General Manager Surveillance Business Unit, Promise Technology. "One of the most critical areas in designing surveillance systems is the recording and storage solutions. During our training, the attendees experienced real world situations where they needed to manage, configure and troubleshoot issues in surveillance infrastructure which is extremely helpful to ensure the best solutions can be offered to the end user."

"BASS is committed to the ongoing specialist training of ours clients to ensure the integrity of the systems and the protection of their customer's assets," said Saravanan Essakkimuthu Suyambu, Business Development Manager, BASS. "There is a massive amount of opportunities in Qatar and through these trainings we were able to provide all the security professionals with the tools and knowledge they require about storage in video surveillance to succeed in supporting their customers."

To learn more about Promise's video surveillance solutions, please visit: For more information about future training courses and to preregister for the next training course in the EMEA region, please contact Promise at

About Promise Technology Inc.
Promise Technology is a recognized global leader with over 27 years of experience in the storage industry. Promise has developed its own enterprise-class hardware and software storage architecture, in addition to complete SAN, NAS and unified storage platform product lines. Promise is committed to providing dynamic storage solutions for vertical markets, including cloud and IT storage solutions, video surveillance storage solutions, rich media storage solutions and much more. With industry leading technology and research and development capabilities, combined with highly experienced global sales and after sales service teams, Promise is at the forefront of the industry with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Promise Technology is an ISO-9001:2008 and ISO-14001:2004 certified manufacturer with operations and sales and support teams throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions providing unparalleled service and support to customers around the globe. For more information, visit:

About Business Automation and Security Systems
Business Automation & Security System (BASS) was established in 2002 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. BASS is a provider of high-level Video Surveillance, Access Control Systems, Retail Security Solutions, Building Automation, Home Automation, Fire Alarm and other Low Voltage Systems for commercial, government and industrial sectors throughout the U.A.E. and G.C.C.

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