Western Digital Corp., a San Jose, California-based computer hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage solutions provider, as per recent reports, has unveiled its new WD Purple SC QD312 Extreme Endurance microSD card at the at the ISC West (International Security Conference & Exposition) 2019 event, held at Las Vegas, Nevada, last week.
According to the company officials, the new microSD card is to assist developers of AI-enabled security cameras, smart video surveillance, and advanced edge devices with seamless video storage solutions, as these smart devices are apt at capturing and storing video at higher bit rates than mainstream cameras.
As and as the availability of AI-enabled 4K and higher video resolutions smart cameras become a norm, the higher capacity, intelligent, and durable storage will increasingly be in great demand.
The San Jose-based Western Digital says its small form factor storage solution was specifically developed to meet the extreme endurance, high capacity, and challenging environments demands for the edge storage to offer peace of mind, confident high-quality video storage solutions while greatly barring the need for frequent replacements.
“The complex storage requirements of the growing security camera market are set to push the status quo with modern advanced edge and smart video devices. Surveillance customers look to durable and reliable devices with intelligent monitoring to save time and investments,” states Oded Sagee, senior director, devices, Western Digital. “With the microSD card introduced today, we are leveraging the power of 3D NAND to ensure no-compromise, primary, on-camera storage for high bit-rate video and advanced functionality for some of the latest AI-enabled smart cameras.”