Dedicated Micros helps protect world leaders

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, July 14, 2005

CHANTILLY, Va.--The same camera products that protect many commercial entities around the world were used to help protect international leaders at last week's G8 Summit in Perthshire, Scotland.
To ensure sufficient storage capacity, Dedicated Micros, through its Manchester, England subsidiary, supplied two Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) systems to the district headquarters of the Tayside Police in Perth.
The two RAID units provided backup of CCTV images recorded on the police force's existing digital recorders. The redundancy capability of RAID ensures that video from a failed disk is mirrored onto another disk in the system.
The G8 is a group of countries whose leaders meet annually to discuss economic and political issues that affect their individual territories and the world at large. The eight participating countries are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.