StorMagic ARQvault Digital Evidence Management solutions let you gather evidence anywhere, store it forever, find it fast, and reduce storage costs by at least 50% versus other solutions. ARQvault Digital Evidence Management solutions consists of ARQvault, the first Active Intelligent Repository, and one or more Digital Evidence Management modules.

ARQvault FILE INGEST MODULE

Intended for use by law enforcement, district attorneys, federal agencies, or any organization that needs to keep video, audio, images, and other files in a secure environment and maintain chain-of-custody.

ARQvault IN-CAR MODULE

For any organization with vehicles that needs to record use, activity, and in-vehicle interactions, such as law enforcement, private security companies, delivery vehicles, and transportation providers.

ARQvault BODY CAM MODULE

Integrates with body-worn cameras and is designed for use by law enforcement, private security companies, prisons/jails, delivery companies, or other organizations using body-worn cameras to record, retain, and view video of interactions with others.

ARQvault INTERVIEW ROOM MODULE

Designed for any organization that needs to record and retain interviews, such as law enforcement, prisons/jails, private security companies, detective agencies, security departments, or HR departments.

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ARQvault Digital Evidence Management solutions are based on ARQvault:

  1. ARQvault is a collection of vaults creating a federated repository. ARQvault software combines different and distributed storage resources into an integrated system shared across the network. Vaults consist of a server, storage, and ARQvault software.
  2. ARQvault is active. Secondary storage, such as NAS, LTO tape libraries and Sony optical systems, and cloud storage are all an active part of the repository. ARQvault knows where all evidence is and can actively seek, find, and retrieve any evidence in real time.
  3. ARQvault is intelligent. ARQvault uses policies to automatically move digital evidence to different storage tiers and creates low-resolution proxies of high-resolution video, audio, and images for fast search, playback, and use. The use of metadata and customizable fields, and integration with analytics packages, provides for rich data analysis and new insights.

ARQvault DEM Features

GATHER ANYWHERE.
Gather evidence from anywhere and expand easily when needed.
Ingest from any source Upload evidence collected from any source with File Ingest. Body Cam, In-Car, and
Interview Room modules connect and upload directly to ARQvault.
No vendor lock-in Runs on x86 or ARM servers and works with any type of storage: internal disk, flash, NAS, SAN, optical, tape, and cloud.
Provides complete architectural flexibility Scale from 1 to 1000s of sites. Add additional cameras, modules, servers, storage in any location at any time.
STORE FOREVER.
Store forever (if you want to) with secure, easy to manage, automated tiering. Gain complete control over evidence lifecycle management and lower storage costs by 50%.
Automated tiering: Optimize performance and reduce costs Creates low-resolution versions of high-res video, audio, and images to use for searching and review that take <10% of original file’s space. Policies decide what evidence gets moved to lower cost storage tiers and when.
3 levels of security: Evidence is secure and admissible At the vault, storage, file levels. Integrates with Active Directory or local authentication with complete audit trail. Makes sure evidence is unaltered using a digital fingerprint (SHA-256) and provides chain-of-custody history.
Complete evidence lifecycle management Manage all types of digital evidence in one solution. Share evidence within organization and externally via web link.
FIND FAST.
Find evidence fast and apply powerful search and analytics capabilities with intelligent search using rich metadata.
Intelligent search: Fast results no matter data location or age Numerous search categories: where evidence stored, file attributes, access level,
content, metadata applied. Parallel search request to all vaults for fastest path. Quick results over slow networks using low-res proxies.
Metadata use throughout Applied at ingest, used in tiering decisions, integrates with third-party analytics. Search and data use richer and more robust. Metadata can be applied at file and timeline levels for deep file analytics. Enables advanced reporting and audit capabilities.
Evidence is always there Distributed architecture with no single point of failure. Store, move, and retrieve evidence to/from any vault, anywhere. Data resiliency built in. Continues to operate if any failure: evidence is always safe and available.
DEM Architecture Diagram-02

System Requirements

SERVER
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2019 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2022 (64-bit)
Processor Requirements: Intel Xeon® E3 3.10GHz or better
Recording Server: Nvidia Graphics card
Hard Drive Requirements: 50 GB of available space to install and run the product. Additional space will be required based on video retention requirements
Memory Requirements: 16GB or more of RAM
RAID Recommendations: OS RAID 1 (mirrored); Database RAID 1 (mirrored) (should not be on the same drive as the video cache); Data RAID 5 minimum (vault storage drive)
CLIENT
  • Windows 7 Professional SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor Requirements: Intel® Core i5 3.00 GHz or better
Hard Drive Requirements: 10 GB of available space to install and run the product. Additional space will be
required based on video retention requirements
Memory Requirements: 8GB of RAM
RAID Recommendations: OS RAID 1 (mirrored); Database RAID 1 (mirrored) (should not be on the same drive as
the video cache); Data RAID 5 minimum (vault storage drive)
OTHER
Linux: Available upon request
Network: Multicast packet routing is required between all server and client machines
VAULT DISK SPACE
Disk-only: Vault storage is required on all servers. In case of disk-only
configurations, sufficient storage must be provided to store all original video for the required retention period
  • Additional disk storage must be provided to store the low-resolution companion files and thumbnails, normally equal to 10% of the total digital data tape storage capacity.
  • Database Disk Storage Database storage requirements vary based on the amount of stored video and the use of metadata.
  • Each server has its own database which correlates to the video it is storing. As a guideline, every 16TB video storage requires 10 GB of disk storage as a minimum for the database.
Disk and Digital Data Tape: In a mixed storage environment of disk and digital data tape, sufficient disk storage must be provided
to store original video for period which it is required to be stored on disk

Architectural Highlights

Ingest from any source Upload evidence from any source with File Ingest. Body Cam, In-Car, and Interview Room modules upload directly to ARQvault.
Data synchronization Synchronize data through incremental or differential backups or uploads based upon specified criteria. Folder on user's desktop can be uploaded at end of day or drop files into specified location – only changed content will be uploaded and synced.
Consists of 1 to 1000s of vaults at 1 or more sites Vaults consists of server, storage, ARQvault software. Single-pane-ofglass operation reduces complexity, simplifies day-to-day management, and lowers costs.
Policy driven automated tiering and management Determines where evidence starts, how long it is there, where it goes next.
Low-resolution proxy files created for ingested video, audio, and images Takes less than 10% of the original file’s space. Originals moved to lower cost storage. Provides fast access for search, playback, and viewing. Highres versions always available.
Evidence is active on all storage tiers Evidence moved to secondary storage is not “archived and forgotten.” Optical jukeboxes and tape libraries are active. Evidence can be retrieved immediately from any storage device.
Parallel search requests sent to all vaults Finds the fastest path to evidence. Fast response on slow networks using low-res proxies.
Evidence is secure, unaltered, always available, and admissible 3 levels of access security. Digital fingerprint (SHA-256) and chain-ofcustody history. No single point of failure.
Evidence viewing is secure A temporary identification watermark is placed across the video while it is being viewed in ARQvault. Watermark is not embedded and will not be present on the original video when exported.

ARQvault Support

ARQvault Maintenance & Support provides organizations with access to StorMagic support resources, including product updates, knowledgebase access, and email support with our technical support staff. A summary is shown in the table below. More information on ARQvault Maintenance & Support can be found at stormagic.com/company/support.

Hours of operation 24 hours a day1, (7 days a week)
Length of service 1, 3 or 5 years
Product updates Yes
Product upgrades Yes
Access method Email + Telephone (via platinum engagement form on
support.stormagic.com)
Response method Email + Telephone + WebEx
Remote support / WebEx Yes
Maximum number of support administrators per contract 4
Response time 1 hour

1Global, 24x7 support for Severity 1 - Critical Down & Severity 2 Degraded issues

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