WD®, a Western Digital® 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 portal.1 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.