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exacqVision Z-Series: Better performance, lower cost

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The exacqVision Z-Series recorders for demanding applications


Record many high megapixel or multi-imager cameras Many simultaneous client connections


No single power source failure No single disk failure No single network failure


Store over 90 days of video Easily expandable to years of storage with exacqVision S-Series

  • High Performance Video Storage
    • Record up to 128 high resolution and 64 analog cameras
    • Surge capacity: record 200% of rated video for 15-30 seconds

Z-HD Cameras

  • High Performance Client
    • Ideal for many simultaneous client connections

Z Clients

  • High Performance Network Interface
      • 2×1 Gbps (Standard)
        • Up to 600 Mbps single stream recording
        • Isolated camera / client networks
      • 4×1 Gbps (Optional)
        • Ideal for 600-1200 Mbps recording and multi-streaming
        • NIC bonding eliminates single point of network failure
      • 2×1 Gbps +2×10 Gbps (Optional)
        • High capacity archiving/extended storage with exacqVision S-Series
        • NIC bonding eliminates single point of network failure
  • High Reliability Storage with RAID
    • Continuous recording without video loss during drive failure
    • RAID 5: Protect against single drive failure
    • RAID 6: Protect against two drive failures
  • Hot Swap Drives
    • Uninterrupted operation during drive replacement

Hot Swap Drives

  • Hot Spare Drive Option (available December 2014)
    • Even lower risk of complete storage failure
    • Automatically replaces failed drive with hot spare
    • RMA bad drive (becomes new hot spare)
  • Solid State Operating System Drive
    • No moving parts for highest reliability
    • Very fast boot-up

Solid State

  • High Reliability Power
    • Redundant power supplies
    • Continue recording even when one power source fails

Z-Series Power

  • High Reliability Monitoring
    • Monitor hardware health in exacqVision
    • E-mail/text notification of warnings/failures
    • Comprehensive video system monitoring in single exacqVision application
  • High Capacity Storage
    • Impressive internal storage for high definition video
    • Expandable storage with exacqVision S-Series
      • Add up to 320TB (Windows)
      • Add up to 1.6PB (Linux)

Z Storage

The  Z-Series NVRs deliver more for your most demanding surveillance applications. tweetthis

Visit the exacqVision Z-Series product page to learn more.

JM Lexus Improves Customer Satisfaction and Saves Money

LexusJM Lexus, the only retail automobile dealership owned and operated by JM Family Enterprises, is the world’s largest volume Lexus dealership since opening in 1992.

The Challenge
JM Lexus wanted to build a security infrastructure that would replace an aged analog system with a state-of-the-art IP system. With millions of dollars of inventory, they needed a reliable security system to perform three vital functions: management, security and real value-added benefits for JM Lexus customers.

The Solution
JM Family deployed exacqVision Z-Series servers with pre-installed exacqVision Enterprise VMS software. The new enterprise-class video security system has greatly improved business operations, saved time searching for important video and increased the level of trust between JM Lexus and its customers.

Service officers monitor video from multiple JM Lexus Family locations in the security operations center.
Service officers monitor video from multiple JM Lexus Family
locations in the security operations center.



  • Minimize additional service expenses and saved $85,000 to date
  • Store at least 30 days of video
  • Better manage business operations and traffic flow
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Faster navigation and search capabilities
  • Better image quality in low-light conditions

Brad Schafer“The biggest benefit beyond the cost savings is the level of trust the security system has brought to our relationship with our customers. At the end of the day, we can show our customers video evidence from start to finish of their car repair, which has given them 100 percent assurance and faith in JM Lexus.”    – Brad Schafer, Fixed Operations Director, JM Family


Download Case StudyRead the entire case study here.

JM Family Lexus selects exacqVision Z-Series and Axis IP cameras to secure their dealerships.

Higher Performance Out of the Box: Latest Update to A and Z-Series exacqVision Servers

exacqVision Z-Series 3U Hybrid

We are pleased to announce several significant performance improvements to the A and Z-Series exacqVision hybrid and IP camera servers.

Up to 180% Higher Storage Rates
With the adoption of the latest Gen 3 Intel® Core processor family, the maximum video storage rate has increased in A and Z Series servers. Increases of up to
50%–180% are achieved in A-series servers. This enables storage of higher frame rates, larger image sizes or higher quality video, all at no price increase.

Doubled Hard Drive Storage
The A-Series and Z-Series servers were recently upgraded to include 4TB hard drives for storage, doubling the storage capacity of the entire product line. Hard drive configurations from 500 GB to 80 TB are now available.

Faster Local Client and Search Performance
The updates to the server processor and the new operating system has also contributed to faster local client display rates and faster video search times.

Install Approved Applications Directly on Server
Z-Series servers now have the ability to host Certified Software Applications (CSA) directly on the server. This can also be achieved on A-Series servers with a CPU upgrade. CSA third party applications include license plate recognition software, video analytics, point-of-sale solutions and more.

Double A-Series Memory Capacity
The introduction of 64 bit version of Windows enables double the RAM capacity with A-Series servers as well as providing a more efficient operating system.

A and Z Series Spec Update Highlights

  • Operating System
    • 64 bit Windows 7 Operating System now standard
    • Windows 2008 Optional
    • Linux Ubuntu Optional
  • Solid State Drives for Operating System
    • A-Series – 32 GB SSD standard on Linux OS systems, 64 GB SSD optional on Linux and Windows servers
    • Z-Series – 60 GB SSD standard on all systems
  • RAM Capacity
    • A-Series – 4 GB RAM standard with 8GB RAM optional
    • Z-Series – 8 GB RAM standard on all systems
  • New CPU
      • A-Series – Gen 3 Intel® Core i3 standard with Gen 3 Intel® Core i5 optional
      • Z-Series – Gen 3 Intel® Core i7 standard with Gen 3 Intel® Xeon E3 optional

 A- Series          exacqVision Z-Series

Visit the exacqVision A-Series page, the exacqVision Z-Series page, or the product catalog for more information.

Z-Series Servers Storage DoubledUp to 80TB/Server

Z-Series 4U Server with new coverexacqVision Z-Series hybrid and IP camera video surveillance servers now utilize 4TB continuous duty enterprise-class hard drives, increasing the maximum storage from 40 to 80TB per server.

Designed for demanding enterprise video surveillance applications, Z-Series servers accept up to 192 cameras (64 analog + 128 IP). Continuous recording rates of 520mbps enable high frame-rate recording at multi-megapixel resolutions per camera. The doubling of storage-per-server significantly reduces equipment cost for large system deployments utilizing multiple servers.

RAID 5 or 6 is standard on all Z-Series servers, protecting against data loss from 1 or 2 drive failures. Front-mount drive bays are hot-swappable for easy expansion and drive replacement. The new Z-Series front cover protects unauthorized users from accessing the drives.

exacqVision VMS Camera ViewAll exacqVision Z series servers now use the newest generation of drives with faster search times for stored video. For maximum throughput and video search times, 2TB drives are used for configurations of 40TB and under, and all systems configured for 48TB or greater use the 4TB drives for maximum capacity and speed.

Z-Series servers come pre-configured with exacqVision on internal SSD, and are ready for out-of-the-box deployment. All Z-Series configurations are available for immediate shipment, and the full listing of configurations is available here.