SeeTec, provider of video management software solutions in Europe, launches the second release of its products in 2018. The recent version R13 of the video management software SeeTec Cayuga comes with a new interface to unleash the software’s full potential in integrated security ecosystems, generating significant added value for corporate and enterprise customers. SeeTec BVI, the customisable video solution to support business processes, undergoes a paradigm shift towards real-time operations. One of the key benefits of SeeTec Cayuga has always been its flexibility to hook up to security ecosystems via interfaces and integrations. With its latest release R13, SeeTec now unveils an innovative tool, which makes it even easier to create comprehensive environments consisting of multiple systems and applications communicating with each other. The extension of the SeeTec Analysis Interface supports the integration of any edge or server-based license plate recognition solutionThe SeeTec Event Interface (SEI) breaks new ground to connect the SeeTec Cayuga video management software to third-party security products using a flexible, driver-based approach. All events from third-party applications such as access control, burglar alarm and many more can now be visualised within the VMS, for example by displaying them in maps and floor plans or opening the relevant camera streams. Implementation of integrated security systems This gives system operators a much better overview, reducing the reaction time in case of critical incidents significantly. Andreas Conrad, Marketing Director at SeeTec, explains a further benefit of the new interface: “As the SEI is a well-documented and open interface, technology and solution partners are now able to easily develop plugins by themselves to connect SeeTec Cayuga with their product portfolios. “This facilitates the implementation of integrated security systems, providing added value especially for corporate and enterprise customers. Furthermore, it underlines the solution-based approach of SeeTec.” Another essential move into this direction is the extension of the SeeTec Analysis Interface, which now also supports the integration of any edge or server-based license plate recognition solution on the market. Improved video backup, failover and performance An improved notification system provides full transparency about the status of scheduled and ongoing backupsAmongst the usability features implemented in R13, the video backup functionality within SeeTec Cayuga received a major revamp. It allows the automatic backup of video recordings based on time schedules or – which is new – on event triggers. If a backup operation is interrupted (e.g. when using Wi-Fi connections to offload data from mobile units such as trains or trams), it can be resumed automatically. An improved notification system provides full transparency about the status of scheduled and ongoing backups. In addition, many smaller improvements and functionalities are part of the release, providing added value and improved usability. Especially in critical infrastructure projects, continuous recording even in case of a server breakdown is crucial. To keep recording gaps at an absolute minimum, SeeTec Cayuga R13 now supports mirrored recording, which means that the video streams coming from the cameras can be recorded simultaneously on two servers. Furthermore, the playback of archive footage has been optimised, now allowing a more precise timeline navigation as well as seamless and smooth reverse playback. Last but not least, the average CPU load on server side could be reduced by up to 50% through optimisations in communication between internal components. Live monitoring of scans and transactions Security guard can now at once monitor multiple cash desks and mark suspicious activities directly within SeeTec BVISeeTec BVI, the second SeeTec software product that will be published as R13, also sees various improvements. With especially the logistics and retail industry in mind, SeeTec BVI is shifting its paradigm, because the software can – for the very first time – be used for the live monitoring of scans, transactions or other events. For the application in retail that means, e.g., that a security guard can now at once monitor multiple cash desks and mark suspicious activities directly within SeeTec BVI, whereas for a logistics scenario this new functionality can be used for the surveillance of the picking process of an order. In addition, SeeTec BVI provides numerous further improvements, e.g. a more precise timeline handling in the video archive, which give users palpable advantages in everyday use. Customers with a valid Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) can already download and install the update to SeeTec Cayuga R13, whereas SeeTec BVI R13 will become available in late January 2019. For both applications, the installation can be done either manually or if updated from an installed base via the built-in Auto Updater.
After a successful participation in the trade fair for Security, Safety and Fire Protection in 2018, SeeTec will exhibit again at Intersec 2019. There, the company will again be presenting its latest video management software products for a wide range of application areas and industries. The first show of the year will also be the perfect venue to present the brand-new functionalities of the latest SeeTec release R13 to customers and partners for the first time. Advanced video solutions Kaj Svenningson, Vice President Business Development, explains: “The positive feedback from visitors of the 2018 show as well as the projects that were initiated there proved that it was the right strategic decision to present our video management software solutions on site to our ever-growing customer base in the Middle East. As an additional benefit, our booth also gives our local partners in Dubai the ideal platform to welcome their customers.” From 20 – 22 January 2019 interested visitors will be able to get in touch with the new functionalities of SeeTec Cayuga R13 on booth SA-B41 From 20 – 22 January 2019 interested visitors will be able to get in touch with the new functionalities of SeeTec Cayuga R13 on booth SA-B41 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. In addition, all presentations highlight how advanced video solutions can become an essential part of security and business ecosystems. Interact with third-party systems “A focal point of our presentation this year will be how easy software from SeeTec can interact with third-party systems to form a holistic security solution. It’s this flexibility either to work in the front of your solution or as a component in the background, adding the power of video into your processes, that sets SeeTec apart.” states Andreas Conrad, Marketing Director at SeeTec. He further added, “Our SeeTec Business Video Intelligence (BVI) range of products, which will also be presented in Dubai, takes this idea even beyond security applications. With SeeTec BVI, customers can combine video data and business processes, e.g. in logistics, transportation or retail, in order to safeguard their processes and to make better decisions for the future.”
At this year's Security trade fair in Essen, SeeTec will be presenting video management solutions for a wide range of applications and industries. Apart from industry-specific, real-world video applications, interested parties will also get a first glimpse of new functionalities in the SeeTec 2018 product line up. Video solutions in theme worlds From 25 to 28 September 2018, SeeTec will be demonstrating integrated video solutions in theme worlds dedicated to different fields of use at booth 5E30 in hall 5 at Messe Essen. The renowned German video software provider has boosted its trade fair presence to more than 150 m2 this year and will feature its solution expertise for various vertical markets and application areas. To this end, interested parties will find six industry and application specific theme worlds where they can experience solutions covering the specific requirements of their respective vertical market in live demonstrations. SeeTec staff with in-depth knowledge are standing by to advise partners and end customers. Two additional booth areas cover cyber security and privacy topics as well as an overview of the SeeTec integration ecosystem. Especially the latter is of great interest to users who want to fit SeeTec Cayuga into the architecture of an existing security system. Therefore, in the 'Ecosystem Theme World' the SeeTec experts will show the versatility of the software’s open design, and how to use the numerous integration choices for best results. Intelligent video management SeeTec’s 'Logistics Theme World' shows how logistic processes can be optimised and made more efficient by intelligently combining process data with video footage In the 'Public Safety Theme World', SeeTec will present how an intelligent video management can help reduce crime, attract business, and provide security for local citizens. Moreover, in cooperation with Nokia, the latest developments in deployment of video systems in mobile networks will be showcased. Furthermore, SeeTec’s 'Logistics Theme World' shows how logistic processes can be optimised and made more efficient by intelligently combining process data with video footage, thus creating added value for customers. "Our theme worlds are a great way to present the various fields of use and the many benefits of a modern video solution to our different target groups," explains Andreas Conrad, Marketing Director at SeeTec. "This year we even extended the theme concept to also address more general issues that are of concern to our customers. I am of course talking about the 'hot topics' Cybersecurity and GDPR." Andreas Conrad continues to explain: "Especially the latter has recently caught quite some attention but has been on our radar ever since we started developing video solutions. This is why we want to highlight the many integrated functionalities that help our customers to be GDPR-compliant, but also what our software already offers in terms of hardening a security solution against cyber-attacks."
At Intersec 2018 in Dubai, SeeTec will be presenting video management applications for a wide range of areas and industries. The focus will be on solutions, with the new SeeTec Cayuga R11 product version presented to customers and partners in themed areas covering various real-life inspired user scenarios. After having participated at the world’s leading trade fair for Security, Safety and Fire Protection on various booths of strategic partners in the past, SeeTec will for the very first-time exhibit on its very own booth at Intersec 2018 from January 21 - 23, 2018. Product demonstrations Kaj Svenningson, Vice President Business Development, is looking forward to welcoming customers and prospects on the 50 sqm SeeTec booth: “The Middle East has become a major market for SeeTec in the past years. The projects that we realise here are of a scope that have created a visibility for us that reaches far beyond just the gulf region. And Intersec as the leading regional trade fair is mirroring the importance with its own growth towards a show of a really global scope.” The focus of the presentation in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on booth SA-A41 will be five hands-on stations that will not only showcase the video management functionalities of SeeTec Cayuga R11 but also demonstrate, how the software becomes an essential part of security and business ecosystems. Intelligent video management “The new trend of adding “intelligence” to the video feeds recorded and managed through SeeTec software will be visible in a dedicated area for Video Analytics as well as our SeeTec Business Video Intelligence (BVI) range of products. Here, we will show how SeeTec can help our customers to link video data to business processes, e.g. in logistics, transportation or banking to safeguard their processes and to make better decisions for the future.”, Andreas Conrad, Marketing Director at SeeTec, explains. “We are constantly striving to provide added value to our customers with our software solutions. We want to show that modern video management technology can be the basis of much more than just remote observation of assets, restricted areas and public space.”
The SeeTec Cayuga R9 product version will be presented to customers in realistic themed areas At this year's Security trade fair in Essen, SeeTec will be presenting video management applications for a wide range of areas and industries. The focus will be on solutions, with the new SeeTec Cayuga R9 product version presented to customers and partners in realistic themed areas. SeeTec VMS applications From 27th to 30th September, SeeTec will be demonstrating typical video solutions in themed areas covering six different fields at Booth 2D11 in Hall 2. The 100 m2 booth will provide visitors with information on SeeTec video management software in the fields of industry, transportation, logistics, retail, finance and correctional facilities/prisons. Live presentations will provide a more in-depth understanding of the specific features of a particular segment. Solution areas In the "Industry" area, for example, SeeTec will be presenting effective options for protecting production facilities or office complexes against unauthorised access, vandalism or theft. The "Transportation and cities" area, meanwhile, will demonstrate how and where video technology can be used in public areas to protect buildings, open spaces and transport systems in light of the current level of threat. Mobile systems such as body cams and drones also play a key role here. SeeTec's logistics solutions are aimed at forwarding companies, parcel service providers and trading companies who can use video technology to minimise losses and cases of damage. "Our themed areas will enable us to demonstrate the concrete benefits of video technology to our visitors for a range of different applications," explains Andreas Conrad, Head of Product Management and Marketing at SeeTec. "We always keep the complete solution in mind – our video management software is only ever one part of an overall concept." Save
Andreas had already been in a leading sales position at SeeTec between 2008 and 2013 Starting April 1st, Andreas Beerbaum will take over the overall responsibility for sales at SeeTec AG, Bruchsal, again. He has a proven track record with several leading manufacturers in the video security industry and had already been in a leading sales position at SeeTec between 2008 and 2013. Stephan Rasp, CEO at SeeTec, is excited about the return: “I am glad that we’ve succeeded in winning Andreas Beerbaum as one of the most skilled persons in the IP video industry back for SeeTec, especially as he had been contributing significantly to the company’s successful development before. His experience in setting up new key partners all over Europe and his profound knowledge of project business will particularly help us to address new segments and markets.” Change within SeeTec management team As of April 1, further responsibilities will change within the SeeTec management team: Thus, Michael Port as Head of Technology will also be acting Head of Service for the time being. Andreas Conrad, who has been with SeeTec as Head of Marketing since 2008, will in addition take over the responsibility for the product management department.