Here is a quote from the August issue of Security Products
Surprised by Storage
All vendors emphasize their open hardware platforms and application programming interfaces to ensure storage devices work with whatever analytics and other security or business programs an enterprise is running.
Open systems are important because many enterprises plan to integrate video data not only with security applications like access control, but also with traditionally business-oriented applications such as point-of-sale analysis and training. …
“As more digital video is deployed, people will come up with interesting ways to use it,” said Jame Ervin, product manager for Stonefly
Networksin San Diego, Calif.