Archiver Appliance


The Searidge Archiver Appliance allows for synchronized recording video data, for the purposes of training and incident review. The system records all the following:

  • Full frame rate of all system video (full resolution stitched panoramas, approach and touchdown cameras)
  • External system surveillance data (A-SMGCS, A-CDM, etc.
  • System diagnostic data (logs, interface data, events, etc.)
  • Time stamps

Video is recorded in full frame rate – it is not reduced. Therefore, playback matches the original data in terms of frame quality. Additionally, all video data is recorded to a common mp4 format, which can be exported, copied, and played on a variety of common video playback tools (i.e. Web browser, VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player, etc.). By default, the video files are saved every 20 mins (duration is configurable), for easier storage, download and review. The Archiver Appliance is a microservice in the Searidge Platform, which facilitates performing system health checks, ensuring high-availability and fault-tolerance, monitoring storage capacity, checking or changing archiving configurations through the Platform ecosystem.

More About The Archiver

Online disk storage

Each archiving server is equipped with enough spinning disk to store all information for the required length of time. In the case that storage limit has been reached, the Archiver automatically stops recording new video and creates notifications about the issue both in logs and on the EAVD Status Bar. When more storage is made available the Archiver automatically starts creating new video files.

Offline Tape Storage

As an option, each server can be equipped with a tape drive to archive video and non-video data to offline long-term storage tapes. Each tape should be changed when they reach capacity. Enough tape media is supplied with the system to archive the data for the required length of time (most commonly between 90 to 180 days). Once the data on the tapes is no longer required, the tapes can be formatted and reused.

Microservices design

The archiving subsystem is designed as one of the many microservices on the Searidge open Platform. The microservice-based approach to design enables the archiving subsystem to be modular, flexible and scalable. Archived data is available throughout the system supporting the option for multiple playback locations.