Sphere 3D’s Overland Storage SnapServer NAS Chosen by ABP Tech to Ensure Reliability and Ease of Use of Networked Video Surveillance

June 8, 2016
IP Technology Solutions distributor focuses on ‘best of breed’ (innovative, interoperable and cost-effective) products to support resellers and service providers

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY), offering a comprehensive portfolio of hybrid Cloud data storage, desktop virtualization and containerization offerings, and parent company of Overland Storage and Tandberg Data, today announced that ABP Tech recommends SnapServer® as its Network Attached Storage (NAS) of choice.  The IP technology solution distributor and its system integrators have installed hundreds of SnapServers throughout the U.S. and prefer to include SnapServer as a bundle when deploying MOBOTIX’s high resolution video cameras.  

Today’s multi megapixel cameras generate vast amounts of data. Facilities with multiple video cameras need an effective solution to access and backup recorded content. As a result of superior reliability and features, ABP Tech couples SnapServer XSD and XSR NAS storage products with the Mobotix surveillance cameras as a complete solution.

“We focus on a carefully selected IP product portfolio,” said Jim Molencupp, ABP Tech’s product manager for IP surveillance. “The products we choose are well targeted so that our resellers can offer premium solutions to their clients and rely on us for pre- and post-sales technical support. We specify SnapServers because of their quality and reliability – they just work! A secondary reason we see value in the SnapServer portfolio is the Snap Enterprise Data Replicator™ (Snap EDR) function that allows scheduled replication, which some customers request.”

The SnapServer enterprise NAS family is integrated with the MOBOTIX video management software and MxRemotePreview software. As such, customers are able to set up and manage MOBOTIX IP cameras with any local or remote SnapServer device that is connected to their video surveillance network. This type of tight integration allows for rapid response to security or surveillance issues, regardless of location.

“Our long-standing technology partnership with MOBOTIX has enabled us to offer a tightly integrated storage and archive solution that delivers proven and consistent performance and reliability in a flexible and and easy-to-use platform,” explains Tina Brown, VP of corporate programs and communications at Sphere 3D. “Our SnapServer NAS, along with our external RDX™ removable drive solution for archive storage, allows IP video data to be stored and then seamlessly exported without any loss of data integrity.  Owning the IP stack for our storage offerings enables us to create best-of-breed solutions so partners like ABP Tech can deploy quickly and assuredly.”

Additional Information

  • To learn more about the Mobotix Sphere 3D video surveillance offering, please see our whitepaper
  • Mobotix is showcasing the integrated video surveillance solutions at its Executive Briefing Center located at D-67722 Langmeil near Kaiserslautern, Deutschland.

About ABP Technology:

ABP Technology is a value-added distributor of IP communications, IP surveillance and IP infrastructure products and solutions throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. With solutions based on open standards, it offers sales, marketing, provisioning and fulfillment services to its partner vendors. Among ABP’s key product lines are IP phones, IP PBXs, IP peripherals, IP cameras, door-access solutions, IP video conferencing, mobility solutions with WiFi, DECT and Dual mode technology, engineering consultation services, technology support, IP training and configuration services. ABP’s clients include channel partners, specialized VARs, service providers, government entities and educational institutions. For more information, please visit

MOBOTIX is a software company with its own IP camera products, all made in Germany. In 2005, MOBOTIX launched its first professional video management system which is still being used in thousands of installations around the globe. These even include high-security applications like prisons, airports or soccer stadiums because MOBOTIX systems have no restrictions in terms of number of users or cameras. The professional VMS and the video analysis are parts of the system offering and free of charge without any license fees. In addition, software updates are free via download and transform every MOBOTIX product into a future-proof investment with one of the highest returns on investment. For more information, visit

About Sphere 3D
Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) delivers industry renowned data management, and desktop and application virtualization solutions via hybrid Cloud, Cloud and on-premise implementations through its global reseller network.  Sphere 3D, along with its wholly-owned subsidiaries Overland Storage and Tandberg Data, has a strong portfolio of brands including Glassware 2.0™, SnapCLOUD™, SnapScale®, SnapServer®, SnapSync ™, V3, RDX®, and NEO®.  For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @Sphere3D, @overlandstorage, and @tandbergdata.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, unforeseen changes in the course of Sphere 3D’s business or the business of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including, without limitation, Overland Storage and Tandberg Data; any increase in Sphere 3D’s cash needs or our inability to obtain additional debt or equity financing; market adoption and performance of our products; the level of success of our collaborations and business partnerships, including but not limited to APB Tech or MOBOTIX; possible actions by customers, partners, suppliers, competitors or regulatory authorities; and other risks detailed from time to time in Sphere 3D’s periodic reports and other filings with Canadian securities regulators ( and in the periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ( Sphere 3D undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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