WD®, a Western Digital® (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and world leader in storage solutions, today announced that its My Cloud™ EX2 and My Cloud™ EX4 multi-bay network attached storage (NAS) solutions now combine with the Smartvue surveillance software to enable remote video monitoring and management of IP cameras.
“Our expert series of My Cloud products provide a great solution for creative professionals, prosumers and small businesses to save, share, back up, stream and manage their growing libraries of digital data,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Content Solutions Business and worldwide sales. “Surveillance is a growing use case for many of our customers and the Smartvue integration makes it easy to record, manage and access critical surveillance video.”
By installing the Smartvue app within the apps feature of the My Cloud dashboard, the My Cloud EX products convert into a powerful video surveillance system capable of supporting up to eight cameras from one web portal1. In addition, the Smartvue mobile app, available for iOS and Android mobile devices, provides viewing and management of camera footage recorded on the My Cloud EX products, as well as remote monitoring of live feeds from the cameras. The Smartvue surveillance app also allows users to set automated alerts, motion detection, recording schedules and more. With support for hundreds of leading IP cameras, My Cloud EX and Smartvue users have plenty of quality options for setting up their surveillance system.
“WD has done tremendous work in making their My Cloud products simple to set up and use, while still including powerful features that more advanced users are looking for,” said Martin Renkis, founder and CEO of Smartvue Corporation. “The Smartvue video surveillance platform matches that same formula, combining with WD to create powerful video surveillance systems simple enough for novice users while still boasting the advanced features that more experienced users and small businesses will enjoy.”
Price and Availability
The Smartvue surveillance platform for My Cloud EX products will be downloadable and available in October. At launch, the initial languages supported will be English and German. Additional languages will be available later in 2014. For pricing information on licensing the Smartvue platform with My Cloud EX products refer to the http://smartvue.com/ website.
WD My Cloud Expert series is available today at selected retailers, e-tailers, value added resellers, direct market resellers and distributors as well as online at the wdstore.com worldwide. MSRP is $379.99 USD for the drive-less My Cloud EX4, $799.99 USD for 8 TB, $949.99 USD for 12 TB $1,149.99 USD for 16 TB, $1,279.99 USD for 20 TB and $1,479.99 USD for 24 TB. For My Cloud EX2, MSRP is $369.99 USD for 4 TB, $469.99 USD for 6 TB, $569.99 USD for 8 TB, $799.99 USD for 10TB and $879.99 USD for 12 TB.
My Cloud EX2 and My Cloud EX4 are compatible with Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, OS X Mavericks™, Mountain Lion™, Lion®, Snow Leopard®, as well as DLNA®/UPnP® enabled devices.
WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the estimated availability in October of the Smartvue application and surveillance services on My Cloud EX products, the availability of particular features and languages of the Smartvue application and services, the success of the integration with the My Cloud EX products, and the growth and demand for surveillance capabilities in general. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the failure to successfully integrate the Smartvue software, the possibility of competing surveillance software applications or technologies; the success of such technologies and or other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent annual report on Form 10-K to which your attention is directed. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak as of the date hereof, and WD undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
1 Smartvue video surveillance recording and playback may be interrupted if file sharing services are actively utilized on a My Cloud EX device. For optimal Smartvue video surveillance performance it is recommended that users consider turning off certain cloud access, network discovery, and media services features.
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