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Barco integrates its CMS plugin technology with Genetec’s flagship Security Center solution

Published on 24 September, 2013

Barco, a global leader in visualisation and collaboration solutions, and Genetec, a pioneer in unified IP security solutions, now offer optimised perspectives to enhance situational awareness, thanks to a new, innovative Barco CMS plugin technology inside Genetec’s flagship Security Center unified security solution.

Ensuring the security of critical public infrastructures in major cities and private corporations is of paramount importance to surveillance centres charged with protecting public safety and valuable intellectual property. Genetec’s Security Center seamlessly blends IP security streams from its Omnicast Video Management, Synergis Access Control and AutoVu License Plate Recognition modules into a single intuitive interface, providing a comprehensive solution for visually managing and addressing incidents and events. The new CMS (Control room Management Suite) plugin provided by Genetec integrates with Barco CMS-200 software to enable simultaneous display of video and security events on Barco video walls or any Barco CMS-powered display, helping operators identify and quickly respond to security threats.

Combining advanced technologies: Barco CMS task in Genetec security center

The Genetec Security Center software (v5.2) interfaces with the Barco CMS environment through a Security Desk task, a feature of Security Center, called a CMS Task. This represents a dedicated “Barco workspace” and hosts the list of the CMS Displays (multiple Barco displays), Perspectives and Sources, a perspective being a grouping of (any type of) sources providing situational awareness. The operator can preview the particular perspective prior to launching it on the display wall, as well as edit the perspective on the fly, to easily tune the common operational picture on the video wall based on current events. Installation and integration time is minimized through easy set-up and automated database synchronization without any need for additional training.

A single, unified solution visually enhances situational awareness

With the Genetec Security Center, operators can manage common operational pictures on the Barco CMS-powered displays to achieve the ultimate in visual collaboration and boost situational awareness. The Genetec Security Center system takes full advantage of Barco’s TransForm N architecture underneath the CMS, optimizing the usage of large video wall pixel spaces in the most flexible way, as well as distributing IP security cameras via AV-over-IP signals over a large amount of displays. For example, within the trusted platform of the security operator, data that has typically been external to the security system can now be easily visually integrated, managed and escalated without the need for custom integration.

A complete write-up of the integration is available at

Partners in successful software integration

Barco and Genetec have a longstanding, proven history of cooperation and software integration in the security industry. Leveraging their latest software platforms, Genetec and Barco have once again developed a comprehensive solution that empowers control room operators with the knowledge and tools they need to perform at the highest level to protect public safety and security of property.

Barco will demonstrate the Genetec Security Center plugin technology at the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) on September 24 - 27 in Chicago (Barco booth #2063). Genetec will be giving demonstrations of its Security Center in booth #1914 at the show.

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