Promise Technology addresses the recording and storage needs

Promise Technology addresses the recording and storage needs

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.

John van den Elzen, General Manager Surveillance Business Unit, Promise Technology said:

“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. 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.”

Saravanan Essakkimuthu Suyambu, Business Development Manager, BASS said:

“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. 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.”

For more information about future training courses and to preregister for the next training course in the EMEA region, please contact Promise at

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