SeeTec, global provider of video management solutions, has been developing and selling software for security applications for almost 20 years. Twice a year SeeTec publishes new releases of its products and at the end of May, the R12 version of SeeTec Cayuga and SeeTec BVI were announced. In these latest versions, three major areas of enhancement were the focal points.

In SeeTec Cayuga, an improved map mode offers a better overview of a video project

SeeTec Cayuga

In SeeTec Cayuga, an improved map mode offers a better overview of a video project. It is now easier to locate cameras, or alarms, no matter what zoom level has been chosen. Cameras can be configured in groups and the icon library for maps has been revamped and extended so that a user can now instantly identify what type of camera is used.

A new “field of view” function for cameras can be configured to exactly show which area the camera is covering. The opacity of the beam that indicates the field of view can be adjusted and any alarm associated with a camera can be easily identified by the icon turning red. Thus, the whole use of maps, as well as the interaction with them, e.g. for drawing attention to an event or locating an alarm, are more intuitive than ever before, resulting in shorter response times on critical incidents.

Smooth video feedsIn recent years there has been a trend towards more live operation of video surveillance, especially in installations that secure public spaces

In recent years there has been a trend towards more live operation of video surveillance, especially in installations that secure public spaces, e.g. in cities, airports or train stations. With R12, the demand for smoother video feeds for exactly these kinds of applications has been covered by making smooth streaming the default preference for video feeds.

Various improvements for decoding and displaying of video have been incorporated: not only can more cameras be visualised simultaneously, but this also covers the increasing demand for smooth playback of high-resolution streams (4k and higher) as well as streams with a high frame rate. When reaction time is essential, e.g. when working with PTZ cameras, the user can always switch to low latency mode in order to minimise the time lag.

SeeTec Analytics Server 3D The SeeTec Analytics Server 3D now offers a newly implemented 2D mode in order to address facade detection applications

Many other seemingly small improvements will bring a new level of comfort for easier operation, especially for large installations. For example, the redesigned Alarm Search Panel already shows more information at a glance and, when expanded, presents the details in a much more straightforward way.

The SeeTec Analytics Server 3D now offers a newly implemented 2D mode in order to address facade detection applications. The SeeTec License Plate Recognition can detect even more license plate types. New analytics tools for people counting or for left behind objects are available with deeply integrated analytics software from our technology partner Forlan.

The SeeTec License Plate Recognition can detect even more license plate types

SeeTec BVI

SeeTec BVI also sees major advances: aside from numerous tweaks under the hood, the software tool to link video data with other business processes also has made huge strides in usability, an example being the redesigned search mode that offers new functionalities and sorting options.

Processes that require a large number of images to be exported can now be supported as well. By using SeeTec BVI R12, for example in logistics applications, more than 320 thousand pictures per day can be handed over to 3rd party systems. Use cases here are the documentation of the transfer of liability in the tracking of shipments where a complete image documentation is needed.

Customers with a valid Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) can already download and install the update to SeeTec Cayuga R12 and SeeTec BVI R12 (available June 11). The installation can be done either manually or via the built in Auto Updater, which for the very first time can also be used for always keeping SeeTec BVI up to date.

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