Published on 27 April, 2010
|iVENCS can be found on projects including CCTV, access control, perimeter intrusion, fire etc|
ASL Safety & Security (IFSEC 2010, Hall 5, Stand D85) will be unveiling iVENCS, the first in a new generation of 3D-based situation management and integrated control platforms. iVENCS is an infrastructure-scale offering aimed at mission-critical facilities where global disaster recovery and lifelike visualisation of events are paramount.
iVENCS is a sensor and event fusion environment in which voice, data and video can be filtered, analysed and directed from across the full spectrum of subsystems found on major projects including CCTV, access control, perimeter intrusion, telephony, BMS, vehicle barriers, fire, intercom, data networks, passenger information displays, public address and voice alarm.
Use of a distributed and open standards-based ‘publish and subscribe' model for messaging delivers efficient use of bandwidth compared with the current generation of ‘hub and spoke' architecture control room software. This means the system can be scaled reliably from, say, a single workstation at a school to a global network of oil facilities monitored centrally from regional command hubs.
Sousan Azimrayat, Director of ASL, said: "Our visual expectations have been altered by innovations such as the iPhone and Google Earth. We now look for real-time, three-dimensional animation and fingertip control. Life safety decisions need to be informed and rapid. ASL has invested in providing control room operators with tools to visualise, explore, and act on relevant data."
At IFSEC 2010 ASL will be demonstrating iVENCS in use at a major international airport and at St. Pancras International Station, currently Europe's busiest rail hub and a successful case study for iVENCS with over 8,500 field devices across 16 subsystems.