Avigilon Brings Kinect Interface to its VMS
Avigilon recently announced that Avigilon Control Center (ACC), the fifth major release of one of the world’s most popular video management software (VMS) tools for security professionals, was demonstrated at ASIS 2012. The ACC 5.0 software with High-Definition Stream Management™ (HDSM) technology unites the best from the IT, web design, and video game industries so security professionals can easily and intuitively manage video footage from unlimited analog and megapixel cameras. The software helps private and public organizations increase productivity and resolve incidents with new features due to faster investigations and unsurpassed image quality.
“The physical security market needs to heed the transformations affecting the larger IT industry. Leveraging best practices from the IT community, and harnessing trends around the consumerization of IT and software gamification can create new efficiencies in IP video management software usage. In turn, additional value for surveillance interactions with video and data can be created,” said Chris Chute, research manager, Worldwide Digital Imaging Practice & SMB Transformative Technology Trends at IDC.
Organizations can keep their mission critical surveillance systems fully operational 24/7 with the crash-proof enterprise server management feature. With this feature, up to 100 servers can be synchronized as a single cluster with no dedicated management server. With all servers operating as one unit there is no single point of failure. Now if one server fails the others have the user settings, events, alarms and other important information needed to continue working. This feature also makes adding and maintaining servers as easy as plugging them in. Newly added servers will automatically acquire the user’s information and settings with no setup required.
The unique approach to intelligent virtual matrix allows ACC 5.0 to be the industry’s first VMS to introduce collaborative investigations in real-time. With this feature, incidents can be resolved quickly and efficiently. This major shift in workplace cooperation allows multiple operators to interact and view the same video footage to make informed decisions on safety and security. Collaborative investigations will help security professionals in the public and private sectors do their job more efficiently. They can push their feed to other users on their teams or law enforcement agencies as opposed to sharing exported video clips via email or physically traveling to another user’s workstation to view video footage.
Security professionals with video walls, a grouping of multiple monitors or television sets that displays surveillance footage, or remote monitors can transform static video walls into intelligent video walls with ACC 5.0’s virtual matrix. Taking the existing matrix functionality of ACC to the next level of interactivity, users can now change layouts, manipulate video, zoom, rewind, and isolate footage as well as display content like maps, web pages and point-of-sale transactions on video walls and remote monitors. Intelligent virtual matrix functionality allows casinos, airports, large campuses and enterprises the ability to identify and react to incidents even faster.
Taking inspiration from leading web browsers and the video game industry, ACC 5.0 marries the best of usability and interactivity for an easy and enjoyable experience. With a new interface, security professionals or those tasked with monitoring video surveillance can quickly learn how to manage video footage for speedy investigations and reduced training costs. The new VMS can be operated via joystick, or keyboard and mouse. As part of ongoing research and development efforts, ACC 5.0 can also be controlled through various voice and motion commands in combination with Kinect for Windows.
“Avigilon Control Center 5.0 is a significant leap for video management software in terms of ease of use and advanced functionality,” said Keith Marett, vice president of marketing and communications. “Security professionals can search faster, increase productivity and bring significant return on investment to their organizations with our latest ACC software.”
ACC 5.0 will be available in early 2013. Offering security professionals the easiest to use interface with crash-proof enterprise server management, ACC 5.0 enables faster, easier, collaborative investigations and interactive video walls courtesy of the intelligent virtual matrix. The fifth release of Avigilon Control Center comes in Core, Standard, and Enterprise editions for organizations of all sizes.