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February 16, 2016 9:02 AM EST

IRVINE, CA — (Marketwired) — 02/16/16 — A consortium of technology industry leaders led by VP360 and Lightstream and including technology providers Zadara” Storage and SoleraTec today announced the availability of the VP360 Argus Body-Worn Camera Solution As A Service for law enforcement agencies. The VP360 Argus BCS solution leverages the Zadara Storage enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS) solution and SoleraTec’s Phoenix Digital Evidence Management (DEM) application to store and manage video evidence from body-worn cameras. It is the only body worn camera solution with the option of locating the solution on-premise, and within the agency’s data center, to provide the highest levels of security — yet as an OpEx-only, as-a-service offering.

Many local law enforcement agencies with body worn camera initiatives are surprised at how quickly it becomes cost-prohibitive to store video evidence to meet state and federal retention policy requirements. In addition, multi-tenant cloud solutions that share resources with other applications create security and chain of custody issues.

The VP360 Argus Body Camera Solution provides the unique option to reside either on-premise, within the agency’s own four walls, or in a remote cloud data center — whichever the agency prefers. It is CJIS compliant, infinitely scalable, readily configured, and delivers industry-leading reliability with a 99.999% uptime guarantee. Because the solution is provided as a service, the VP360 Argus eliminates typical video storage equipment maintenance and troubleshooting hassles.

Proper system integration is essential. Therefore, Lightstream’s specialized field technicians deploy the VP360 Argus solution leveraging their longstanding expertise in integrating complex systems while supporting core business functions. For those agencies preferring a cloud-based solution, Lightstream can access hundreds of diverse data centers and colocation facilities around the world to meet customer requirements for performance, scalability and cost.

The VP360 Argus solution includes the body camera, backend hardware, digital video management application, and storage of all recorded video data. It incorporates a custom-developed solution using Zadara Storage technology for the storing, retrieving, sharing and archiving of captured video in an on-premise, pay-as-you-go business model.

The VP360 Argus Body Camera Solution also integrates SoleraTec’s Digital Evidence Management solution, Phoenix DEM, for evidentiary video and file management. With its native ability to use cost-effective, multi-tiered storage configurations, the Argus solution dramatically reduces the overall cost of maintaining larger amounts of digital evidence over longer periods of time, while giving the user a quick and easy way to search for and review required video evidence.