Purdue University Deploys OnSSI PSIM Technology
Seeking a solution providing centralized
security management and coordination, Purdue University turned to the Ocularis DS
video-centric PSIM system from On-Net
Surveillance Systems Inc.
Purdue chose Ocularis DS because its open
architecture allows school officials to maintain the value of existing physical security investments
at their 2,400-acre campus in West Lafayette, Ind.
“OnSSI's open-architecture, scalable, non-proprietary PSIM system lets you integrate
myriad cameras and other endpoint solutions into a unified client application facilitating
the management and coordination of video and event information,” said Mark
Willingham, systems engineer at SimplexGrinnell and integrator of the project. “What’s
more, since Purdue is an engineering college, they pride themselves on choosing
systems based on their engineering excellence, so Ocularis DS is a great fit.”
Currently Purdue has about 100 Ocularis DS licenses and will be adding another 60
licenses shortly, with many more to follow as the system expands over the next several
Purdue University installed the base system first to allow operators to get used to it and
train on it. The scalability and universal camera support feature of Ocularis DS simplify
tying in additional systems over time. The university has also upgraded three user
workstations to take advantage of the Ocularis DS touch-screen capabilities, and they
use the Ocularis VideoWall application.
Ocularis DS saved Purdue money thanks to its ability to incorporate a range of related
technologies into a single, centralized system. It combines the ability to record and
manage video along with physical security, access control, video content analytics and
other enterprise applications.
Although Purdue originally considered licensing OnSSI's NetDVMS, once officials saw
Ocularis DS, they decided it was an even better way to go. Purdue security personnel
gave high marks to the overall look and feel of the software, the ease of searching for
video and the mapping capability.
“Purdue University is in many ways a technology pioneer,” said Gadi Piran, president
and CTO of OnSSI. “Their confidence in Ocularis DS is a serious
endorsement and we look forward to helping them evolve their system over time and
watching it become a benchmark of all that is possible using the Ocularis video-centric
PSIM software platform.”