March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to introduce its new March Networks Command Center. An enterprise-class software solution, Command Center provides organisations with easy-to-use surveillance video display and control, as well as intelligent alarm management and escalation. Highly flexible, the solution supports advanced monitoring and real-time incident assessment in large-scale security operations centres and centralised video walls to mid-sized surveillance environments.
“Command Center makes it easy for operators to successfully handle incoming alarms and events from dozens to potentially hundreds of locations,” said Dan Cremins, Global Leader, March Networks Product Management. “It provides greater visibility enterprise-wide and further expands our comprehensive IP video portfolio, used by banks, transit agencies, municipalities and other organisations for large, multisite video management and surveillance.”
Automated intelligent workflows
Integrated with March Networks’ Command Enterprise video management software, high-performance video recorders and IP cameras, Command Center delivers key features that support efficient, more accurate alarm and event handling. These capabilities include convenient process guidance, which uses a series of built-in questions and instructions to ensure operators never have to guess how an alarm should be processed or directed, and intelligent workflows that can automatically handle designated alarms behind the scenes without direct operator intervention. An alarm resolution form also provides a consistent user interface for resolving alarms and capturing operators’ notes. All actions are logged in the Command Center system, enabling organisations to conduct quick, comprehensive searches on alarm history, along with reports on individual alarm entries.
Delivering intuitive video display and management, Command Center’s drag-and-drop feature allows operators to quickly ‘move’ the cameras they want displayed onto their video wall. The software also supports multilayered maps that enable operators to move floor-to-floor through their facilities virtually and quickly call up detailed plans for any room.
COTS servers and workstations
Command Center runs on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers and workstations, supports multiple display monitors from a single workstation, and can decode as many as 32 video streams per display. Highly flexible and scalable, it decodes all types of standard codecs (including H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG) on a single matrix view, and can be expanded simply by adding new workstations when new display monitors are needed.
March Networks will demonstrate its new Command Center solution along with its complete intelligent IP video portfolio in Booth 4522 at the ASIS International 2017 Expo, September 26-28, in Dallas, TX.