Intransa of San Jose, California, has developed a platform that will allow legacy and innovative products to simultaneously share multiple software applications while working through an open, combined storage and computing platform. The Intransa Sharable Security Platform (ISSP) brings proven IT system architecture to security applications. Physical security vendors can deploy their applications on the ISSP, including software for open network video recorders, video management, physical security information, life safety, access control, video analytics, network intercom, biometrics, compression, and workflow systems. These interface with hardware devices ranging from card readers to IP network cameras. The ISSP supports any software-based application that a security practitioner might require, to simplify support and administration and increase reliability. It provides a migration path toward a converged solution.