Use Case Body Cam
Body Worn Camera Manufacturer requires a Data Storage Solution that solves for both Speed and Reliability
A large, successful, manufacturer of body worn camera equipment approached DIGISTOR in 2013 concerning the launch of a new camera targeting the law enforcement community.The camera had a beautiful industrial design, and was loaded with several new features including very high resolution video.The software developed integrated seamlessly with a full chain of custody solution, ensuring that the digital evidence would be admissible in a court of law.
But, there was one problem. The microSD card originally selected for the camera continually became corrupted, thus losing valuable evidence and making this new body camera all but useless.
Although hundreds of thousands of dollars had been invested in the camera’s hardware and software development, very little investigation was done into the data storage solution the video would ultimately be written too.
The manufacturer turned to DIGISTOR for help.
DIGISTOR worked with the manufacturer’s engineering team to understand the full picture, and identified two critical application requirements:
By having a full understanding of how the video application accessed the SD card and also how the software was over-stressing memory cells due to unevenness of the write/erase cycles caused by incompatible access patterns in the application itself, the DIGISTOR engineering team found that the standard wear-leveling algorithm was not activating properly and causing corruption within the SD card.
DIGISTOR was able to modify standard firmware to meet the requirement of the video application.
DIGISTOR recommended the manufacturer make changes to the software, which improved the overall performance of the SD card and BWC application.The manufacturer was able to achieve both the performance and reliability needed for a successful new camera launch.
Today, the manufacturer continues to grow share in the body worn camera market and achieve a solid ROI on their secure data platform.