Arecont Vision®, a provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that Visual Management Systems Ltd., the developer of the TITAN VISION PSIM (Physical Security Information Management System), has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. Visual Management Systems “We are excited to team with Arecont Vision and to be part of their Technology Partner Program”, said Jay Shields, Managing Director for Visual Management Systems Ltd. “Our complete, tailored PSIM solutions help our customers and partners to integrate and manage the largest and most complex security systems in a variety of verticals. The excellent image quality from the Arecont Vision cameras allows our applications to work at peak performance, providing the best solution for our mutual customers.” Visual Management Systems Ltd. is the provider of Titan Vision, the open platform, vendor independent, comprehensive security information management system. Developed in the UK for the protection of critical national infrastructure, police and military installations, airports, oil, and gas assets, the TITAN portfolio has custom deep integration with the Arecont Vision camera family, and is fully ONVIF conformant. Technology Partner Program “Visual Management Systems Ltd. prides themselves in being able to provide significant cost savings, future proof solutions, reliability, and ease of use to their customers,” said Jason Schimpf, Director, Marketing Programs, Arecont Vision. “This is a great fit with the installer friendly, highly reliable, and feature-rich megapixel cameras built by Arecont Vision. Our unique architecture allows new features and capabilities to be added to both new and existing Arecont Vision cameras to extend their useful life, and provides cybersecurity protection that is unmatched in the industry.” Through the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program, sales, development, and support contacts are established between the two companies to better engage with end user customers and systems integrators, validate integration of new features and technologies, and quickly resolve any customer support issues. As part of the programme, Arecont Vision cameras are in the Visual Management Systems test labs in the UK, while Visual Management Systems software is in the Arecont Vision MegaLab™ test and certification facility in Los Angeles, California.
As a licence-free solution built on an open platform, TITAN VISION ensures an effective ROI at all levels Visual Management Systems launches the latest generation of the TITAN VISION PSIM portfolio at Intersec Dubai 2017 and introduces TITAN SIGMA, the ultimate detection, verification, and command and control solution.TITAN VISION PSIM portfolioWhether you are looking for a fully functional IP video management suite (TITAN VIEW) through to the flagship TITAN VISION and TITAN SECURE Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solutions or the ultimate in converged situational awareness solutions TITAN SIGMA specifically developed for high security, critical infrastructure, defence and military applications, Visual Management Systems will provide a fit-for-purpose and robust solution, tailored to your exact requirements and supported by a team of experienced engineers and developers. The TITAN portfolio also offers a genuine growth path between products and as a licence-free solution built on an open platform ensures an effective ROI at all levels. Maximum functionality and operator efficiency Following a two-year development cycle, the next generation of TITAN solutions have been completely redesigned to ensure maximum functionality, operator efficiency and ease of use. With the new intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), operator training and system configuration investment can be kept to a minimum without loss of functionality or resilience. "This represents a step change in the manner in which PSIM solutions are utilised, deployed, and managed. With the addition of the detection and verification and command and control situational awareness solution, TITAN SIGMA is finally offering a level of convergence and consolidation only dreamt of a few years ago," said Jay Shields, Managing Director.
The booth represented a small section of a command and control room with operator console and controls Jay Shields Managing Director at Visual Management Systems Ltd. stated, "Although this was the first experience of the UK Security EXPO for us, I believe that it was a significant opportunity for both the TITAN VISION team and our partners; Matrox, DAS business furniture, Content Wall for the Monitors and mounting systems and 360 Vision Technology". He added, "The booth was designed to represent a small section of a command and control room with operator console and controls, a 92 inch (diagonal) TITAN WALL video display and of course all running the flagship TITAN VISION PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) software platform with live CCTV camera feeds plus the CPNI secured version TITAN SECURE". Interest in TITAN VISION Sales Director John Downie observed, "The level of interest was quite outstanding. On occasion the team of four from TITAN VISION plus our partners were inundated with interest in all aspects of the solutions on display". "Demonstrations were well attended on both days with particular interest in high level integration, cyber security and data management, clearly this type of solution will have substantial impact on securing Critical Infrastructure over the coming years". "Demonstrations were well attended on both days with particular interest in high level integration, cyber security and data management" "With visitors from across the globe representing several of our key target market areas, the event proved extremely valuable and we will be back for the 2017 event". Intersec 2017 Jay also pointed out, "We now turn our attention to Intersec 2017 in Dubai where we will be partnering with 360 Vision Technology to present TITAN VISION, TITAN WALL and our deep integration solutions to a focused and valuable international audience". "Represented by agents Adenar in the Middle East, Visual Management Systems Ltd and the TITAN VISION team look forward to presenting the latest solutions in the TITAN portfolio including the international launch of the next generation 'Detect and Verify' and 'Command and Control' systems - Watch this space for details!"
Coldstore integrates with Titan Vision, an open standard, multi-vendor capable PSIM running at Shannon Airport Visual Management Systems and Veracity, a provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display have announced a new installation of its Coldstore surveillance storage system at Shannon Airport. The system is helping to dramatically improve the reliability of CCTV recording while significantly reducing rack space, power and cooling. Integrated security system at Shannon Airport Shannon Airport is the third busiest airport in Ireland welcoming 1.715 million passengers in 2015. The new terminal opened in 2000, has 40 check-in desks, 5 baggage carousels and 14 boarding gates with nearly 20 aircraft parking stands. The airport has had a long-term relationship with Visual Management Systems, a Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solution provider that integrates and manages some of the world’s largest and most complex security systems in airports, military bases, museums, city centres, national borders, retail malls, oil and gas assets and critical national infrastructure. Over the last decade, Visual Management Systems has helped Shannon develop an integrated security system including over 200 CCTV cameras, 70% of which are mega-pixel high definition cameras alongside a host of integrated facility management systems. Following a recent upgrade from analogue to digital HD CCTV technology, Visual Management Systems and Shannon Airport needed to revaluate how sensitive and critical security video is viewed, analysed and retained. Enhanced security surveillance “In this type of scenario where CCTV reliability is critical, Coldstore is a particularly good fit and the high density, low power consumption appliance provides a number of additional benefits” As John Francis, Security Manager for Shannon Airport explained, “The move from our legacy CCTV to the new AXIS HD cameras enhanced our security surveillance capability, but also led to a massive increase in capacity for our video storage along with greater performance requirement. The old NAS boxes, although adequate for the old analogue system, were also starting to show their age which prompted us to revaluate and select a better long term video storage platform.” With limited rack space within its comms room and a need for high throughput, continuous writes along with absolute reliability, Visual Management Systems and Shannon Airport began to examine a number of options. As Jay Shields, Managing Director for Visual Management Systems explains, “In this type of scenario where CCTV reliability is critical, Coldstore is a particularly good fit and the high density, low power consumption appliance provides a number of additional benefits.” Backup systems for control room operation Veracity’s Coldstore is an innovative Network Attached Storage (NAS) system designed for video surveillance systems requiring long duration archives with the highest levels of reliability. The Linear Array of Idle Disks (L.A.I.D™) technology combined with unique Sequential disk Filing System (S.F.S™) offers a 90% power saving versus RAID with much higher reliability, and a lossless failover technology that removes the need for time-consuming rebuilds of failed drives by instead utilising an instant hot swap disk technology. Offered as a 3U high, 120TB unit that uses only 0.5w per Terabyte, Coldstore will also extend the life of hard disk drives, significantly reduce the levels of air-conditioning required in the server room and cut the cost of back-up UPS. Coldstore integrates seamlessly with Titan Vision, the flagship PSIM from Visual Management Systems, an open standard, multi-vendor capable PSIM Coldstore integrates seamlessly with Titan Vision, the flagship PSIM from Visual Management Systems, an open standard, multi-vendor capable PSIM running at Shannon Airport. Titan Vision controls multiple disparate security systems including video surveillance, access control, video analytic intrusion detection, fire and safety and building management. The PSIM also offers the capability for immediate disaster recovery, business continuity and redundant operation. This includes backup systems such as servers, databases and network for automatic transfer of control room operation. Reliable and scalable storage environment The installation and configuration carried out by Visual Management Systems has enabled 5 Coldstore appliances to record video footage from over 200 cameras including HD and analogue with absolute reliability. The implementation of over 300TB with the potential for a further 300TB future expansion has reduced the required rack space by 40% and power consumption by 70%, including a significant reduction on the workload of attached HVAC systems within the comms room. “Titan Vision and Coldstore have easily met and surpassed our expectations,” says John Francis, “the additional features such as the ability to swap-out disks whenever we need, and no data loss on disk failure are key for us and ensure that we are able to deliver a reliable and scalable storage environment suitable for all our security video requirements.”