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Essentials by Pivot3 – Family


2U Rack-Mount

1U Rack-Mount


Small Tower

Micro Tower

Essentials is a portfolio of servers and workstations for video recording, viewing, management and running other security applications from Pivot3, the leader in mission-critical video and security. With a wide selection of models and configurations, you’re guaranteed to meet your compute processing, bandwidth, graphics, capacity and budget requirements. Essentials includes Pivot3 Surety software which provides management and monitoring of multiple Essentials servers, at either remote or central locations, from a single user interface (UI). For System Integrators (SIs) and Value-added Resellers (VARs), Essentials by Pivot3 are simple to size, configure and quote based on the project’s specific requirements, and unlike other servers, come backed by Pivot3’s experience and expertise supporting mission-critical video environments for over 15 years.

Broad Range of Recording Capacities

With video recording servers ranging from 2TB to 416TB, Essentials has the scalability and performance to address a wide range of video surveillance environments.

Support for Multiple Security Use Cases

A broad set of server and workstation configurations means Essentials can support your video recording as well as viewing, management and other typical security applications.

Industry Standard Technology

Essentials leverages the latest technology from industry leaders such as Intel, NVIDIA, and Microsoft to ensure they deliver the maximum value, experience, and useable lifecycle for our customers.

Availability and Data Protection

With features such as redundant power supplies, RAID, dual M.2 SSD operating system drives, and hot swap hard drives system availability and data protection are ensured.

World-class Support

Essentials are backed by a five-year, on-site, next business day, keep your hard drive warranty and 24x7 support from an organization experienced in supporting servers, storage, networking and software in mission-critical video environments.

Simple to Deploy and Manage

With pre-installed and licensed operating systems, support for leading video management software (VMS) vendors, and integrated server management software, Essentials is simple to deploy and manage in your environment. Unify managing and monitoring multiple Essentials servers alongside non-Pivot3 servers from the Pivot3 Management Application using Pivot3 Surety software.

Essentials by Pivot3 Family Feature Highlights*

  • 1U and 2U rack server form factors
  • Micro, Small and Mid-tower workstation form factors
  • Intel® XEON® Scalable, Intel® XEON® E or Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Pre-installed and licensed Microsoft operating systems.
  • Includes Pivot3 Surety software
  • 2TB to 416TB storage capacity
  • 1 to 26 SATA disk drives
  • Application acceleration with NVMe SSDs
  • Graphics and analytics acceleration with NVIDIA GPUs
  • 10 GbE and 1 GbE networking
  • Integrated out-of-band server management software
  • 5-year, on-site, 24x7, next business day, keep your hard drive warranty
  • Redundant power supplies for maximum system uptime
  • Hot-swap hard drives
  • Dual M.2 SSD for operating system redundancy