Dell OEM Solutions today announced SecurePOD, a pre-configured and validated IP video surveillance system based on Intel® Xeon® processors and designed for extreme capacity, performance, scalability and ease-of-use. Many IT departments are being tasked with taking on management of physical security systems as the industry moves from analog to digital video surveillance. Dell collaborated with Intel, Axis Communications, Ingram Micro, and Milestone Systems to develop SecurePOD for customers in need of a powerful, but simple way to jumpstart their IP video surveillance practices. SecurePOD offers customers the benefit of longer roadmaps, extended product lifecycles and faster time-to-profit. The pre-validated, pre-integrated SecurePOD package of hardware, software and cameras is built on open IT standards and can be customized for vertical functions and applications. The platform runs on Dell’s PowerEdge server portfolio customized by Dell OEM Solutions. Dell OEM Enables OEMs to Bring Intelligent Systems to Market Faster The intelligent systems industry is expected to grow to more than a $2 trillion market and constitute more than one-third of all major electronic system units by 2015, according to IDC.(1) To address this demand, Dell OEM joined the Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance in 2011 and recently became the first tier one manufacturer to achieve Premier Member status. As part of its membership in the alliance, Dell OEM has teamed up with Intel through executive, architectural, joint marketing, and sales relationships. In addition, Dell OEM has optimized the entire development lifecycle of Intel architecture-based products. The combination of Intel’s intelligent systems processor roadmap and the programmatic and supply chain capabilities of Dell OEM Solutions gives customers increased platform stability, visibility into product roadmap updates and advanced warranty for easier implementations of solution updates. OEMs can benefit from reduced risk, improved access to leading-edge solutions, easier integration, and faster time-to-profit.