Bosch is a pioneer in iSCSI-based recording technology, which uses the IP-based storage standard – Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) – to enable cameras and encoders to stream directly to a disk array without the need for an NVR . With the introduction of the technology in 2006, Bosch is recognized by the industry as the world’s first security solution manufacturer to offer this efficient video recording system to the market. According to Frost & Sullivan, the iSCSI-based solution is likely to receive high acceptance from IT personnel involved in implementing IP-based video surveillance systems. The main benefit is that the solution reduces the burden of managing PC-based NVR solutions and updating their operating systems and anti-virus software.“We are working aggressively to introduce products to market that will make IP video systems easier to manage and more cost-effective,” says Leon Chlimper, vice president, systems, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. “This award is a testament to Bosch’s efforts to drive the market forward through leadership in technology innovation.”Multiple Bosch cameras and encoders can share iSCSI storage disk arrayson a local area network, while the user’s larger network or WAN remainsunaffected. Customers are using this technology to address IT personnel’sconcerns about bandwidth and security staff’s worries about reliability in IPvideo installations.