Vicon Industries, Inc., designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, has announced the release of Valerus 18, the most significant update yet to its popular video management software. With the latest release, Valerus provides enhancements to its user interface, new data backup and security options, and support for H.265 cameras. It also introduces a new module, Valerus/ViconNet Gateway, which provides a simple and affordable migration path for users of Vicon’s legacy platform to benefit from all of Valerus’ features and capabilities.

  • Support for H.265 compressionallows Valerus users to take advantage of HEVC video from the latest generation of IP cameras. H.265 video can provide up to 50% savings in storage space and bandwidth usage compared to H.264, while maintaining the same level of video quality.
  • Interface improvementsmake it easier to navigate the video timeline and call up specific recorded video within the Playback mode.
  • Application Server Redundancymakes sure that Valerus users will never lose important data in case of a server failure. The cost of a redundant application server license is available for free to Valerus PRO tier users.
  • Valerus/ViconNet Gateway provides users of Vicon’s legacy ViconNet systems with a bridge to connect existing NVRs and cameras with a new Valerus system.

Users can take advantage of the Valerus interface, features and flexibility while preserving the value of their previous investment, and benefit from more affordable expansion options moving forward.

Valerus 18 facilitates easy VMS installation

Since the launch of Valerus, the response from our customers has been universally positive, as they appreciate the simplicity the system brings to any size VMS installation. With the new features and H.265 support included with Valerus 18, we expect to further enhance the experience for all our customers, including those using older ViconNet systems who can now easily migrate to the Valerus platform, “said Bret McGowan, Vicon’s Senior V.P., Sales and Marketing.

Valerus 18 will be available for download via the Vicon website in March 2018. Valerus customers eligible for upgrades can download the new software and update their system without any system relicensing. Prospective new customers are encouraged to download a free 30-day trial of Valerus Pro to experience the full range of features.

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