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Sonke Computer Services Africa Signed as Intransa Reseller in Southern Africa

CUPERTINO, CA – Intransa, the physical security infrastructure and services company, today announced that it has signed Sonke Computer Services Africa as its first IP video surveillance reseller partner in southern Africa. SCS Africa will distribute Intransa’s full line of IP video-optimized open platform server and storage platforms into government, commercial and industrial projects.

SCS Africa is a reseller for a number of Intransa SELECT and SELECT ELITE partners, including Cathexis, a recently certified Intransa VMS SELECT partner. SCS Africa, formerly Safmarine Computer Services, was established in 2006 with the goal of becoming a market leader in the information and communications technology space.  The company brings turnkey solutions including software, networking, security and IT business solutions to the market. Intransa’s video-optimized platforms are built for the unique demands of video security and are integrated with security-oriented services for affordable and simplified local installations as well as for use in advanced cloud deployments. The new partnership extends Intransa’s reach into southern Africa.

“South Africa is booming. It’s one of the BRICS countries, made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, which accounts for 45 percent of the world's population and a quarter of its economy,” said Tom O’Leary, vice president, worldwide sales, Intransa. “In southern Africa security is a major issue and companies are increasingly looking at more sophisticated systems to ensure the protection of their assets and people.”

Suitable for individual deployments or as a scalable, cloud-based infrastructure, Intransa platforms deliver high definition (HD) video optimized servers and storage. Its solutions are designed to be affordable for single project security deployments with just a small number of IP cameras and a few days of recording, yet can scale cost-efficiently and easily to meet the big data needs of projects with hundreds or even thousands of cameras and months to years of video recording capacity.

“The IP physical security market is growing rapidly in southern Africa and we understand the need for selling products that are specifically designed for the 24x7x365, non-stop operational challenges of physical security applications, said Johan Coetzee, general manager, SCS Africa. “Intransa understands the importance of supplying products that are specifically designed for the video surveillance market.”

All Intransa platforms include Standard Warranty and Support, with 3 years of comprehensive system hardware and software coverage. Also included is GroundCrew™ phone-home, which monitors the health of fans, drives, power supplies and other system components, and notifies our warranty department to dispatch replacement parts in the event of a failure. Customers also have the choice of two optional upgrades, Advanced and Premium Support, each adding the CoPilot™ Video Network Troubleshooting Service and other feature enhancements. In addition, Intransa Pilot™ Live Monitoring is a separate service available for busy customers who choose to have Intransa Customer Support monitor their video system health, 24x7x365.

Intransa's award-winning products and services offer a complete infrastructure solution to meet a wide range of physical security needs, with the security industry’s widest range of certified VMS, access control, and video analytics applications from the security industry’s leading software vendors.