Wavestore continues to make incremental improvements to its Video Management Software (VMS) with the introduction of v6.16. The latest version of Wavestore’s open platform and highly secure Linux-based VMS includes support for H.265 compression. As a result, Wavestore’s customers are now able to benefit from a considerable reduction in bandwidth and storage capacity requirements due to the efficiency of H.265 over other video formats. Wavestore v6.16 features Other new features offered with Wavestore v6.16 include support for the following: The new Layout Sequences feature allows camera layouts to be defined and shown in a sequence. Each layout can be in any screen format and with any selection of cameras. Each step in the sequence can have an individual dwell-time. Hence, Layout Sequences can give users great awareness of what’s happening on all their important cameras with a minimum of screen real estate. Enhanced I/O compatibility utilising the MODBUS protocol. Event triggered inputs and outputs processed by Adam or Moxa I/O devices can now be integrated with Wavestore’s ‘Cause and Effect’ rules engine to perform any number of functions. Axis VAPIX I/O devices are also integrated, giving systems integrators a wide range of options. IPv6 compatibility has been introduced for sites that require the latest Internet Protocol addressing. SIRA approved VideoGuard remote visual monitoring software platform integration. This feature is likely to be of particular interest to Wavestore’s customers in the Middle East who are specifying VideoGuard to ensure essential compliance with Dubai police requirements. Reducing the cost of deploying systems The new Encoder and Multi-Sensor (EMS) license type is available at all levels (BASE, PREMIUM, ENTERPRISE and ULTIMATE)Wavestore has also introduced a new licensing option for encoders and multi-sensor cameras to lower the cost of deploying systems that utilise these technologies. The new Encoder and Multi-Sensor (EMS) license type is available at all levels (BASE, PREMIUM, ENTERPRISE and ULTIMATE), which licenses the entire encoder or multi-sensor camera instead of each individual channel. They can be mixed and matched as necessary with individual IP channel licenses across a solution. This means that Wavestore customers who wish to continue using legacy analogue cameras, now only require a single EMS license in order to use a 16-channel standard definition encoder, a 4-channel AHD/TVI/CVI encoder or a multi-sensor camera from a host of world leading brands. Enhancements based on integrators’ feedback “We are constantly looking at ways in which we can enhance value and enable our customers to achieve more from their integrated security solutions and in this respect, many of the enhancements incorporated into V6.16 are in response to feedback from system integrators who wish to meet evolving market requirements,” said Julian Inman, Head of Product Management for Wavestore. “Our customers can be confident we remain committed to a programme of continual improvement and that we will be introducing additional innovative features and practical functionality over the coming months.”
The resilience offered by the proprietary HyperRAID technology suite recently introduced by Wavestore, means that the risk of data loss due to hard drive failure can now be reduced to practically zero. By taking the redundancy offered by conventional RAID solutions to a higher level, HyperRAID is able to provide peace of mind for applications where the safe storage of data and video evidence is crucial, from small projects up to fully integrated large scale and mission critical solutions. Provides RAID5 or RAID6 redundancy HyperRAID, which is capable of providing RAID5 (N+1) or RAID6 (N+2) redundancy, is designed to store data across multiple drives in an arrayHyperRAID, which is capable of providing RAID5 (N+1) or RAID6 (N+2) redundancy, is designed to store data across multiple drives in an array. This means that if one or even two of the drives should fail, data will continue to be recorded and safely stored. Importantly, the data that is already stored on the array can still be read, thus ensuring that vital video evidence can be retrieved. Regardless of the number of data storage drives in an array, HyperRAID Plus writes data across the drives in such a way that up to five of them can fail and yet recording will continue and all the recorded footage remains available for playback. This delivers a storage solution where the danger of data being lost because of drive failure is for all intents and purposes, non-existent, even if possible in theory. For example, in a system with 15 drives in an array set to N+5 redundancy, the risk of losing all data in a well-maintained system is estimated at just 0.000000000005%. Saving on hardware components HyperRAID arrays utilise a Host Bus Adaptor within the recording server/NVR/HVR, which is a far more cost-effective component“Not all RAID solutions are able to offer the same level of redundancy and in this respect, HyperRAID stands out from the crowd, even though it does not require any specialist knowledge to set up and manage,” said Julian Inman, Head of Product Management for Wavestore. HyperRAID arrays do not need to be controlled by a RAID card. Instead they utilise a Host Bus Adaptor (HBA) within the recording server/NVR/HVR, which is a far more cost-effective component and enables HyperRAID to perform much faster than traditional RAID methods. “This is because Wavestore’s unique Large Allocation Storage System (LASS) file system can control exactly where data is written to and doesn’t need to rely on RAID card technology to perform this function. In addition, another key benefit of LASS is that it arranges for data to be stored sequentially on each of the individual drives in the array, which reduces the wear and tear on the drives compared to conventional file systems when they are required to write and read data.” Hot-swappable drives Users can be alerted by email if there is a problem with one of the drives, whilst to further enhance the level of redundancy, the HyperRAID technology suite also provides the ability to include hot-swappable drives in a recording server. EcoStore can automatically spin down hard drives and HyperRAID arrays which are not in a read or write state These can be installed ready to automatically take over from any drive that has failed, in order to keep the full array intact. The new drive, which is brought into the array on the fly and without disruption to the ongoing storage of data, is automatically designated as a replacement for the failed drive in the array. Supported by EcoStore technology HyperRAID is supported by Wavestore’s EcoStore hard drive spin-down technology which delivers substantial real-world savings on the total cost of ownership of a video surveillance solution. EcoStore can automatically spin down hard drives and HyperRAID arrays which are not in a read or write state. Over 80% energy can be saved using EcoStore by spinning down drives. Associated cost savings are also achievable, such as reductions in air conditioning requirements and by limiting the wear and tear on disks that are always being powered on and spinning.
Wavestore, the British developer of highly secure, open-platform Video Management Software (VMS), introduces EcoStore, an energy saving technology developed to significantly increase the sustainability of a video surveillance solution. With businesses looking at ways to reduce energy and operating costs, as well as wishing to implement social environment friendly policies, EcoStore offers the potential to save over 80% of the overall energy normally required for a hard drive storage solution. It does so by facilitating the spin-down of hard drives, or groups of hard drives, which are not in a read/write state. Video data storage While EcoStore is writing camera data to the first drive or group, the other drives or groups are spun down While EcoStore is writing camera data to the first drive or group, the other drives or groups are spun down. As that drive or group becomes full, the next are spun up and take over the recording whilst the first spins down again. As well as hard drive energy, associated cost savings are also achievable, such as reductions in air conditioning requirements and by limiting the wear and tear on disks that are always being powered on and spinning. “Video surveillance systems with a high number of cameras invariably require large video data storage servers which can be costly to run,” said Julian Inman, Head of Product Management for Wavestore. “We believe EcoStore, which is unique to Wavestore, can lay claim to be the most energy efficient, long-term storage solution available on the professional security market.” Specialist knowledge “The good news is that EcoStore does not require any special hardware, it is compatible across our standard E, PT, V, X-Series and PetaBlok ranges. System integrators will also be pleased to learn that they will not require any specialist knowledge or skill sets to implement EcoStore, as it is quick and easy to set-up.” Energy savings start with just a small numbers of drives, but the more drives within a server, the larger the energy saving can be" “Energy savings start with just a small numbers of drives, but the more drives within a server, the larger the energy saving can be. At the top end of the scale, a PetaBlok based storage solution at its maximum capacity of 204 drives (2.04PB) per server, and configured as 17 RAID groups each consisting of 12 drives, requires just 288 watts to spin the active drives – an energy saving of over 82%. These savings have greater significance when you take into account that up to 255 servers can be joined together in a group, providing scale for even the largest applications.” Seamless operator experience EcoStore also supports Wavestore’s proprietary HyperRAID technology, which is designed to protect data stored across multiple drives in an array, at up to N+5 redundancy. This allows multiple HyperRAID arrays within the same unit to be spun-down when not in a read/write state. “Wavestore has the fastest video recall of any VMS on the market and that’s something we wanted to retain with EcoStore” said Julian Inman, “Thanks to Wavestore’s proprietary file system, operators can quickly retrieve video that is stored on a spun-down drive, as the index of the location of that video is always available on a spun-up drive. This provides a seamless operator experience when reviewing footage via the WaveView and WaveView Mobile client software, even on the largest systems with many Petabytes of stored data.”
A new NVR series launched by Wavestore is utilising powerful video processing technology from BCDVideo. Available from all Wavestore Authorised Distributors and Partners around the world, the WR-Series NVRs have been engineered for the efficient processing and storage of video and are an ideal complement for Wavestore’s feature-rich video management software (VMS). The WR-Series, which is powered by Dell EMC, features the latest generation Intel Xeon processors, with RAID capabilities, redundant power supplies on most models and worldwide remote secured system management. These systems also include high-performance enterprise grade hard drive technology. Video surveillance applications Wavestore WR-Series NVRs are available in rack-mountable 64, 128 and 254 channel versions and are designed to offer a robust and reliable recording “We are pleased to have been able to form a technology and supply partnership with BCDVideo who have an excellent reputation for coping with the exacting demands of Enterprise level video surveillance applications,” said Julian Inman, Head of Product Management for Wavestore. “Our confidence in the reliability and effectiveness of the WR-Series is underpinned by a five-year warranty which includes next day on-site hardware support services as standard to carry out activities such as replacing faulty in-warranty hard drives and, for enhanced data security, this includes data media retention, leaving any replaced hard drive on the premises for proper customer disposal. An optional four-hour response service in metropolitan areas is also available for mission-critical sites.” Real-time recording for 31 days Wavestore WR-Series NVRs are available in rack-mountable 64, 128 and 254 channel versions and are designed to offer a robust and reliable recording, management and control solution for medium to large size video surveillance projects. WR14: Accommodating up to 4 x 3.5” hard drives in a 1U chassis to provide up to 32TB of storage and, thanks to throughput, users can typically expect 31 days continuous real-time recording from 54 Full HD cameras. WR212: Supplied with RAID and dual redundant power-supply as a standard for increased fault-tolerance, WR 28 NVRs can accommodate up to 12 x 3.5” hot swappable hard drives to provide up to 96TB of storage. Users can typically expect 31 days of continuous real-time recording from more than 120 Full HD cameras. WR216: Accommodating 4 internal and up to 12 x 3.5" hot swappable hard drives in a 2U chassis to provide a capacity of up to 128TB of storage, WR216-Series NVRs are also supplied with RAID and dual redundant power-supply as a standard for increased fault-tolerance. Users can typically expect 31 days of continuous real-time recording from more than 200 Full HD cameras. Best performing system This joint technology helps to ensure the WR-Series will be the best performing system for their customers’ physical security needs" “Working with Wavestore’s engineers on the design of the recording servers gave BCDVideo the ability to bring an innovative integrated solution into their product portfolio. Purpose-built for Wavestore, this joint technology helps to ensure the WR-Series will be the best performing system for their customers’ physical security needs,” stated Eugene Kozlovitser, BCDVideo’s Technology Director. The WR-Series compliments other NVRs and HVRs available from Wavestore, making it easy to pick the right solution for the project at hand. It also comes with the option to upgrade or expand channels at any time in the future, without having to reinstall the VMS software.
Being able to store up to 2.04PB of storage per high density unit is impressive enough, but when coupled with Wavestore’s HyperRAID redundancy and EcoStore hard drive energy saving technology, PetaBlok can surely claim to be the world’s most efficient and robust video management and storage solution for applications which generate extremely large amounts of data. Pre-installed with Wavestore’s Video Management Software (VMS), PetaBlok is designed to provide a simple to implement and cost-effective solution for the increasing number of video surveillance projects which require multi-megapixel images captured by high numbers of cameras to be stored over long periods of time, with lightning fast search and video recall. Large-scale applications “PetaBlok is ideal for projects such as those in the Middle East, where it is commonplace to store recorded video for up to 120 days due to legal compliance,” said Julian Inman, Head of Product Management for Wavestore. “However, it will also offer a highly effective option around the world for large-scale applications such as airports and ports, city surveillance, utilities and other mission-critical sites where long-retention times, or the recording of many storage hungry, high resolution cameras, is required.” Up to 255 PetaBloks can be grouped together to provide a massive 520.2 PetaBytes of storage potential" “These may be located across multiple sites and yet all controlled and managed from a central control room. Up to 255 PetaBloks can be grouped together to provide a massive 520.2 PetaBytes of storage potential and with Wavestore’s VMS onboard, this truly offers a complete video management solution for projects of any size. Furthermore, system designers can mix-and-match PetaBlok with other Wavestore NVRs and HVRs across an end-user’s entire estate to create the perfect seamless solution.” Hard drive failure PetaBlok is available in various sizes from 48 HDD bays (480TB) taking up 8U of space, to 204 HDD bays (2.04PB) accommodated within 16U. This enables each PetaBlok to store images captured by over 235 4K resolution cameras in real time, for 120 days. The ability to offer flexible storage options, which can be expanded as the overall system grows, is enhanced by the option to add failover in order to provide the ultimate in system robustness and reliability, whilst negating any single point of failure. The resilience offered by Wavestore’s proprietary HyperRAID technology suite means that the risk of data loss due to hard drive failure, can be reduced to almost zero. By taking the redundancy offered by conventional RAID solutions to a higher level, HyperRAID delivers peace of mind for applications where the safe storage of data and video evidence is crucial. Video surveillance solution Wavestore’s unique HyperRAID architecture performs much faster than traditional RAID methods and provides up to N+2 redundancy (RAID 5 or RAID 6), or with ‘HyperRAID Plus’, up to an industry leading N+5 redundancy. EcoStore can save over 80% of overall hard drive energy normally required for a storage solution, as well as offering savings in associated costs Wavestore’s innovative EcoStore technology is able to significantly increase the sustainability of a video surveillance solution as it facilitates the spin-down of hard drives which are not in a read/write state. EcoStore can save over 80% of overall hard drive energy normally required for a storage solution, as well as offering savings in associated costs, such as reductions in air conditioning and wear and tear on disks from always being powered on and spinning. Seamless operator It works by sequentially writing to ‘groups’ of drives, which could be a single drive, multiple drives or multiple HyperRAID arrays up to N+5. Once each group is filled up, the next group is ready to take over recording and the first group is spun down. The archived video from a spun-down group can be viewed extremely quickly thanks to the index of where that video and metadata is stored and always available in the spun-up group. This provides a seamless operator experience when reviewing footage via the WaveView and WaveView Mobile client software, regardless of where that footage is stored.
Wavestore has released v6.14 of its open-platform and highly secure Linux-based Video Management Software (VMS). “v6.14 is our most feature-packed release to date and delivers on a promise to our systems integrator partners that we will continue to rapidly respond to changing market requirements,” said Julian Inman, Head of Product Management for Wavestore. “This new release incorporates a host of industry first innovations which deliver enhanced value, essential for smaller video only systems and up to Enterprise level, fully integrated solutions.” v6.14 Video Management Software Multiple cameras can now be configured and set to record in a matter of seconds thanks to a completely revised camera setup screen. Separate camera groups can be created and used to quickly apply common settings, such as stream parameters, recording frame rate and quality settings, to all cameras in the group at the same time. “For larger size projects with high camera counts, we know that system integrators have found camera set-up to be a time-consuming process,” said Julian Inman. “With the release of v6.14, we are able to claim that our VMS is among the quickest in terms of the time it takes to set up connected cameras and recording.” LASS file system upgraded Wavestore is now able to create logical disks from multiple physical disks Wavestore’s proprietary Large Allocation Storage System (LASS) file system, which is designed specifically for professional VMS solutions, already offered several advantages over traditional file systems, such as error-free, robust and reliable recording, lightning fast video search and recall, lip-synchronised audio as standard, industry-leading throughput and the ability to store multiple Petabytes of data. It has now been enhanced with new feature sets which include: Creation of Logical Disks - Wavestore is now able to create logical disks from multiple physical disks. This means that a Wavestore NVR with two 6TB HDDs, for example, can be grouped together so it appears as just a single 12TB HDD. This can be done over as many disks as required. For applications that demand it, physical disks can be kept separate and specific camera recording tracks split across individual disks (either to the storage within the server, or to a remote location) so that, in the event of a disk failure, critical data is still retained. Wavestore HyperRAID delivers up to N+5 redundancy - Wavestore’s unique HyperRAID architecture performs much faster than traditional RAID and doesn’t require an expensive hardware RAID card to operate. Instead, it is controlled by the VMS and utilises widely available simple Host Bus Adaptor (HBA) technology to deliver a faster and more resilient RAID solution, whilst significantly reducing hardware costs. ‘HyperRAID’ provides up to N+2 redundancy (RAID 5 or RAID 6), or with ‘HyperRAID Plus’ up to an industry leading N+5 redundancy. EcoStore - save over 80% energy on storage Wavestore EcoStore solution Wavestore’s innovative EcoStore solution facilitates the spin-down of hard drives that are not in a read/write state Wavestore’s innovative EcoStore solution facilitates the spin-down of hard drives that are not in a read/write state. This can save over 80% of the energy normally required for a storage solution, as well as offering savings in associated costs, such as reductions in air conditioning and wear and tear on disks from always being powered on. It works by sequentially writing to ‘groups’ of drives, which could be a single drive, multiple drives or multiple HyperRAID arrays up to N+5. Once each group is filled up, the next group is ready to take over recording and the first group is spun down. The archived video from a spun-down group can be viewed extremely quickly thanks to the index of where that video and metadata is stored and always available in the spun-up group. This provides a seamless operator experience when reviewing footage via the WaveView and WaveView Mobile client software, regardless of where that footage is stored. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of this technology is that it works with Wavestore’s latest range of servers/NVRs with no further specialist equipment required. Wavestore VMS licence levels enhanced Wavestore’s licence levels have been enhanced to bring new features and additional functionality across the existing BASE, PREMIUM and ENTERPRISE categories, with PREMIUM and above including a number of popular integrations straight from the box. In addition, a new licence level, ULTIMATE, which sits above ENTERPRISE, offers as standard the very latest innovations and comes complete with eight sequential v6 upgrades to keep your system up-to-date for over two-years.
Wavestore, the British developer of innovative open-platform and highly secure Linux-based Video Management Software (VMS), has launched v6.12, as part of an ongoing programme to introduce ease of setup features alongside other important new innovations that deliver true value to users. Wavestore’s ongoing commitment to ensuring system set-up can achieved as quickly as possible while on site, sees v6.12 provide system integrators with the ability to apply even more camera settings directly via Wavestore’s GUI, without having to enter individual camera set-up screens. The metadata captured can also be intelligently searched with associated video displayed or used to generate events in real time Point of Sale (PoS) metadata In addition, with the help of an easy on the eye summary screen and with just a simple click of a button, users can now see the status of all cameras installed across their entire site in the form of thumbnails, to quickly identify camera positioning or potential issues, such as video loss. Wavestore v6.12 sees the introduction of enhanced PoS integration which provides users with the choice of overlaying text captured from devices directly onto a video source or displaying it in a separate window. This flexibility applies to text from a variety of sources, including till systems, ATM, and cash counting equipment. The metadata captured can also be intelligently searched with associated video displayed or used to generate events in real time. Additional new features include: Map improvements: Maps are now stored on the Wavestore NVR/HVR, making them centrally available to WaveView client software users with the relevant permissions Status Icons: Improved device status icons have also been introduced to provide better situational awareness across a site when using maps Multicast: V6.12 introduces multicast compatibility Tatille Vega: Wavestore is now integrated with Tatille Vega ANPR cameras “In response to feedback received directly from customers, we have an active programme for improving ease of setup and use in each of our software update releases,” said Julian Inman, Head of Product Management for Wavestore. “Our aim is to ensure we can provide the flexibility that is so important when putting together a fully integrated solution to meet customer requirements, while at the same time saving system integrators time on site by making setup as simple and straightforward as possible”.
Wavestore, the British developer of innovative open-platform and highly secure Linux-based Video Management Software (VMS), has launched v6.10 enabling simplified camera setup alongside new features and performance enhancements. Automatic camera configuration has been introduced for ONVIF compatible cameras, greatly reducing the time it takes to set up systems on-site. Integrators can now simply discover all cameras on the network and apply common ONVIF stream settings for each camera as a Wavestore generated profile, without having to use the camera’s setup screens. For projects with a large number of servers, systems integrators can simply create a single customised configuration file and roll it out across all Wavestore units, greatly reducing the time spent when commissioning larger projects. Integrating compatible ONVIF cameras Wavestore’s VMS already delivers lip-synchronised audio as standard but v6.10 fully integrates compatible ONVIF cameras with built-in microphones and speakers to be used as part of a cost-effective two-way audio system.Integrators can now simply discover all cameras on the network and apply common ONVIF stream Operators simply click the microphone button on the WaveView client for an individual camera, or a group of cameras, to converse with people or broadcast messages across a site quickly and easily. Audio is included in each channel license and recorded onto a separate track, which is time-synchronised and can be played back with associated video from any selected camera. In addition, major improvements have been made to minimise the latency when using joystick controls, a common problem for network based security systems, providing users with accurate control of connected ONVIF PTZ cameras and Axis’ native HTTP PTZ protocol. Recording less than intended Wavestore v6.10 also introduces a new ‘recording less than intended’ event rule that can be applied to individual cameras. If a configured recording period will exceed the available storage, and previous footage is in danger of being overwritten, then an event can be triggered, such as sending an e-mail to an administrator. “The success of Wavestore’s VMS depends more than ever on our flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness to the needs of our customers.” says Julian Inman, Head of Product Management. “Many of the enhancements we are delivering in v6.10 are in direct response to customer feedback as Wavestore’s VMS is used in an ever-increasing number of projects around the World.”Wavestore v6.10 also introduces a new ‘recording less than intended’ event rule Wavestore has also introduced a host of new third-party integrations to its VMS and welcomes new Technology Partners to its ongoing integration programme. These include SALTO ProAccess SPACE Access Control Software and Texecom Premier Elite intruder alarm solutions, combining leading video management from Wavestore with best-in-breed third-party access control technology. Furthermore, significant improvements have been made to Wavestore’s Honeywell Galaxy Interface integration, including the ability to trigger custom events from the panel using SIA level 4, and a new function to use new event types to automatically react on an alarm. Wavestore v6.10 is now shipping with all new orders and is available as an upgrade for existing users who have v6 license. In addition, integration modules are available to bolt onto existing solutions or can be ordered at time of purchase with new solutions. For pricing and accessibility please contact your local Wavestore representative or preferred Authorised Local Distributor.
Wavestore, the British developer of innovative open platform Video Management Software (VMS), is pleased to unveil its new WR-Series Network Video Recorders (NVRs) with optional next business day or four-hour on-site response services provided by Dell. Independent open platform VMS WR-Series NVRs enable users to take advantage of the latest version of Wavestore’s award winning VMS for installations that require up to 254 IP cameras per server. Available in 1U and 2U rack mountable options, WR-Series NVRs come pre-installed with Version 6 embedded directly onto their highly secure Linux operating system. “Wavestore’s truly independent open platform VMS is already among the easiest to use in the industry” says Julian Inman, Head of Product Management for Wavestore. “With the addition of the WR-Series to the range, our Partners can take advantage of next day or, in metropolitan areas, four-hour response times to carry out activities such as replacing in-warranty hard drives for enhanced simplicity and peace of mind”. Available in three unique versions, the WR-Series caters for mid to enterprise level applications. Hot swappable hard drives WR14-Series NVRs can accommodate up to 4 x 3.5” hard drives in a 1U chassis to provide up to 32TB of storage and, thanks to industry leading throughput, users can typically expect 31 days continuous real-time recording from 54 Full HD cameras. “Wavestore’s truly independent open platform VMS is already among the easiest to use in the industry” WR28-Series NVRs are supplied with RAID and dual redundant power-supply as standard for increased fault-tolerance. They can accommodate up to 7 x 3.5” hot swappable hard drives to provide up to 56TB of storage and users can typically expect 31 days continuous real-time recording from 80 Full HD cameras. WR216-Series NVRs can accommodate 4 internal and up to 12 x 3.5" hot swappable hard drives in a 2U chassis to provide a capacity of up to 128TB of storage. WR216-Series NVRs are also supplied with RAID and dual redundant power-supply as standard for increased fault-tolerance. Users can typically expect 31 days continuous real-time recording from more than 200 Full HD cameras. Wavestore warranty All WR-Series NVRs are provided with a full three-year return to base hardware warranty as standard, and the option to upgrade to a five-year warranty. Available from Wavestore’s network of authorised distributors and integration/reseller partners, the new servers come with the option to upgrade or expand channels at any time in the future without having to reinstall the VMS software. The WR-Series is contained within Wavestore’s latest MSRP price list, which covers Wavestore’s full range of VMS and hardware products. Partners and clients can request a copy of the MSRP price list directly from Wavestore or by contacting their preferred authorised distributor.
Wavestore, the British developer of innovative open-platform and highly secure Linux-based video management software (VMS), has launched v6.8 of its VMS to deliver performance and functionality improvements to systems integrators and end-users alike. Among many enhancements and additional features, v6.8 includes support for VMWare ESXi - introducing virtualisation to the Wavestore VMS platform. End-users that use Virtual Machines (VMs) as part of their IT infrastructure are now able to take full advantage of the technology which can help reduce energy, software, and IT administration costs. Wavestore’s VMS can be licensed in two ways when in a VM environment; either via the internet or, for sites that do not have constant internet access, via Wavestore’s VM dongle. Operator enhancements Version 6.8 also adds convenient operator enhancements to Wavestore’s WaveView client software, such as the ability to dynamically search, and instantly display, ad-hoc groups of devices. For example, typing in “door” will display any device that has “door” in its name, allowing the user to easily find specific clusters of cameras and/or devices. “Our ‘one screen, total control’ philosophy drives us to ensure that our partners can seamlessly bring a wide range of technologies together so that operators can easy work day-to-day with Wavestore’s VMS”, says Julian Inman, Head of Product Management. “Wavestore’s VMS running in a virtualised environment can even be used in conjunction with traditional Wavestore NVRs/HVRs and the operator can simply see and control the entire mixed group from a single screen if they wish. We bring together multiple devices, such as cameras, access control, intruder detection and advanced analytics; and now multiple server technologies all with the same easy to use front end to deliver a fully scalable and future-proof solution”. Wavestore v6.8 is now shipping with all new orders and is available as an upgrade for existing users who have active Upgrade Bundles Integrated analytics package Wavestore has also introduced a host of new integrations to it’s VMS. These include the latest Smart IP camera feature sets from Hikvision and Uniview, bringing functionality like face detection, line crossing, advanced motion detection, scene change notifications and more, which can be set to trigger specific actions on event. The full video analytics suite from AllGoVision is now fully integrated to deliver a cost-effective all-in-one analytics package for a wide range of applications and individual detection zones from Optex Redscan detectors can now be associated with specific actions. Wavestore v6.8 is now shipping with all new orders and is available as an upgrade for existing users who have active Upgrade Bundles. Upgrade Bundles do not tie partners into expensive recurring annual contracts and can be purchased at any time without the need to back-fill any previously missed version upgrades. The package comes in a block of six successive in-version upgrades without any time limit imposed. This gives Wavestore Partners the opportunity to keep their systems up to date with the latest features, integrations and performance enhancements as they are introduced, without breaking the bank. In addition, integration modules are available to bolt onto existing solutions or can be ordered at time of purchase with new solutions
Wavestore, the British developer of innovative open platform and highly secure Linux-based Video Management Software (VMS), is pleased to introduce its new easy to install and operate PT-Series Network Video Recorders (NVRs) supplied pre-installed with the latest version of Wavestore’s Video Management Software. Wavestore’s PT-Series NVRs are designed to offer a robust and reliable recording, management, and control solution for a host of security and video surveillance projects. With the ability to connect up to 48 network cameras per standalone unit, they can also be configured into server groups to satisfy large and distributed video surveillance installations, all accessible to an operator via Wavestore’s easy to use WaveView client software. Wavestore’s PT-Series NVRs “The PT-series enables WaveView to be accessed locally for day-to-day operation simply by plugging a monitor, keyboard and mouse directly into the unit, whilst additional remote connections of authorised WaveView clients can easily be achieved either from a computer or mobile device”, says Julian Inman, Head of Product Management at Wavestore. “With the addition of the PT-Series to our range of NVRs and Hybrid Video Recorders, our Partners can take full advantage of deploying fully scalable solutions that can be administered, managed and controlled on a common VMS platform.” PT-series NVRs can accommodate 4 x 3.5” hot-swap hard drives to provide up to 24TB of storage. Thanks to industry leading throughput, users can typically expect 31 days storage of images from over 40 Full HD cameras being recorded in real-time, 24 hours a day. Customisable recording rates can be set per individual channel for both normal and ‘on alarm’ recording and a wide mix of camera technologies, including 360 degree fisheye cameras, can be deployed across an installation. Option of upgrading or expanding channels Available from Wavestore’s network of authorised distributors, the new PT-Series NVRs come with the option to upgrade or expand channels at any time in the future without having to reinstall the VMS software. Users can choose from Base, Premium or Enterprise VMS levels and purchase the exact number of camera licenses required for the application at hand. All PT-Series NVRs are provided with a full three-year return to base hardware warranty and come pre-installed with Version 6 of Wavestore’s VMS embedded directly onto their Linux operating system.
The latest version introduces Smart Search feature, compatible with ONVIF Profile S cameras Wavestore, a British manufacturer of open platform video management software (VMS), has launched v6.6 of its VMS to deliver enhanced functionality to systems integrators and end-users alike. This new version is available as an upgrade for existing users and will be shipped as standard with all new orders.Quick and efficient video searchThe latest version introduces Wavestore’s Smart Search feature, compatible with ONVIF Profile S cameras, where operators can highlight a specific region within a scene, set the sensitivity level, and instantaneously retrieve video relating to any movement in that area. This allows large amounts of recorded footage to be searched quickly and efficiently, presenting only the required video to users. For added convenience, the relevant search results are highlighted as a different colour on the playback timeline bar and can simply be clicked to display the relevant video footage. Enhanced event management In addition, v6.6. delivers enhanced event management to improve an operator’s situational awareness of important events as they occur. Alerts from any integrated third-party equipment, as well as the VMS itself, are instantly available in an easy to read and intuitive form to the operator. This can include events from any mix of devices and sub-systems including access control, intruder detection, BMS, and analytics technology. These are presented in the live event stream window of Wavestore’s WaveView client, demonstrating the unique One Screen, Total Control capability of Wavestore’s VMS, and can also be used to trigger responses both on the Wavestore server itself or on external systems via the powerful event rules engine. Seamless integration "Wavestore has always had lightning-fast search and playback capability with its play bar feature" Julian Inman, Head of Product Management, comments: “Wavestore has always had lightning-fast search and playback capability with its play bar feature but with the introduction of Smart Search, we add even more power to forensic search. What’s more, with Wavestore’s One Screen, Total Control philosophy, operators can simply control and manage their entire best-in-breed security solution from just a single screen, getting exactly what they want for their specific requirements.”Wavestore’s Open Platform Technology Partner Programme continues to expand with v6.6 integrating seamlessly as standard with the latest camera models from leading vendors such as 360 Vision, Axis, Dahua, Hanwha Techwin, Hikvision, Mobotix, Sony, Uniview and Vivotek.Alongside this, several new and enhanced optional Integration Modules are now available, including Raytec LED lighting and Datapath video walls.Wavestore v6.6 is now shipping with all new orders and is available as an update for existing users who have active upgrade bundles. Integration modules are available to bolt onto existing solutions or can be ordered at time of purchase with new solutions.
A-Series NVRs enable users to take advantage of the latest version of Wavestore’s award winning VMS for installations that require up to 8 IP cameras Wavestore, the British manufacturer of Video Management Software (VMS), has introduced a new series of Network Video Recorders (NVRs) to provide installers and systems integrators with a solution for small systems. A-Series NVR featuresA-Series NVRs enable users to take advantage of the latest version of Wavestore’s award winning VMS for installations that require up to 8 IP cameras. Supplied complete with Version 6 embedded directly onto their Linux operating system, A-Series NVRs can be desk mounted or attached onto the back of a monitor thanks to the inclusion of a VESA mounting plate. Measuring just 115 x 111 x 52mm (D x W x H) and weighing in at just 1.2Kg with near-silent, operation, the A-Series NVRs may be compact and unobtrusive but they still pack a punch. With the ability to record up to 8 x 1080P HD cameras, they run Wavestore’s WaveView client software locally, allowing users to view live and recorded images directly from a unit for day-to-day standalone operation. In addition, users are able to log-in remotely using WaveView client software from their PCs or laptops, or while on the go, via the WaveView Mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. Range of applications "With the recent introductions of the E-Series, P-Series and now the A-Series, we now have a range of NVRs and Hybrid solutions suitable for the sub-32 camera systems market" “Wavestore’s VMS is arguably the easiest to use in the industry,” said Julian Inman, Head of Product Management for Wavestore. “With the recent introductions of the E-Series, P-Series and now the A-Series, we now have a range of NVRs and Hybrid solutions suitable for the sub-32 camera systems market, making it possible to enjoy the benefits of Wavestore across a much wider range of applications. The A-Series can also be used to provide a distributed solution across larger or multi-site applications or used in conjunction with any other NVR or Hybrid models from the Wavestore range.”The A-Series offers all the benefits of Wavestore’s ‘any video, any format’ philosophy which enables users to benefit from camera technologies and compression formats offered by leading manufacturers. Customisable recording rates can be set per individual channel for both normal and ‘on alarm’ recording and a wide mix of camera technologies are supported as standard, including 360 degree fisheye cameras. Available from Wavestore’s network of authorised distributors and integration/reseller partners, the new servers come with the option to upgrade or expand at any time in the future without having to reinstall the software. Users can choose from Base, Premium or Enterprise levels and the exact number of camera licenses required for the application at hand.
The rack mounted Q, V and X Series servers are supplied with V6 of Wavestore’s award-winning VMS embedded directly onto their Linux operating systems. Wavestore has introduced three new ‘off the shelf’ servers to provide installers and systems integrators with increased flexibility on how they can deploy its Video Management Software (VMS). Wavestore’s award-winning VMS The rack mounted Q, V and X Series servers, which are available in pure IP or Hybrid versions, are supplied with V6 of Wavestore’s award-winning VMS embedded directly onto their Linux operating systems.• Q-Series 1U rack-mount NVRs and HVRs are designed for medium to large applications that require up to 64 IP channels, with an additional 16 analogue channels available with Hybrid units. They provide up to 24TB of hot-swap storage and deliver up to 600Mbits/s of throughput.• V-Series 2U rack-mount NVRs and HVRs are targeted at large applications which require up to 128 IP licenses or a hybrid combination of 128 IP and 32 analogue channels. They provide up to 72TB of hot-swap storage and up to 1200Mbits/s of throughput.• X-Series 4U NVRs and HVRs are ideal for Enterprise level applications that require up to 254 IP licenses or a hybrid combination of 222 IP and 32 analogue channels. They provide up to 144TB of hot-swap storage and up to 2400Mbits/s throughput.“The launch of our three new series of servers follows on from the launch of our E-Series servers and P-Series appliances earlier this year,” said Julian Inman, Product Manager for Wavestore. “We now have a hardware line-up that collectively offers robust and reliable recording solutions for virtually any application, from general purpose surveillance, to fully integrated enterprise systems.”Shared features We now have a hardwareline-up that collectivelyoffers robust and reliablerecording solutions forvirtually any application All Wavestore ONVIF compliant appliances and servers offer the benefits of Wavestore’s ‘any video, any format’ philosophy which enables users to benefit from camera technologies and compression formats offered by leading manufacturers. Customisable recording rates can be set per individual channel for both normal and ‘on alarm’ recording and a wide mix of camera technologies are supported, including 360 degree fisheye cameras. In addition, the appliances and servers can be operated remotely via the powerful and intuitive WaveView client software and also by users on the go, using the free WaveView Mobile app. Potential integration The potential to integrate with third-party technologies for Access Control, video analytics, intruder alarms and perimeter detection PIDs and sensors, as well as audio, EPoS and transactional text systems, makes it possible to create best-in-breed total security solutions that meet the most exacting specifications for the end-customer.Available from Wavestore’s network of authorised distributors and integration/reseller partners, the new servers come with the option to upgrade or expand at any time in the future without having to reinstall the software. Users can choose from Base, Premium or Enterprise levels and the exact number of camera licenses required for the application at hand.
Wavestore has announced the introduction of additional features and functionality in its new V6 Video Management Software (VMS) and WaveView client software. Security enhancements to deter hacking attempts Known for providing leading system integrity and user friendliness, many major improvements have been incorporated in Wavestore V6 with the objective of enabling end-user clients to securely and more easily unlock the full potential of an integrated security system. Widely referred to as the ‘operator’s favourite GUI’, Wavestore’s graphical display has been updated with a fresh new look featuring updated icons and graphics, making it even more intuitive to use. The addition of dockable components and configurability of the live event stream window provides an enhanced user experience which gives the ability for individual operators to arrive at their pre-customised screen layouts each time they log in. V6 also introduces camera shortcut keys using the keyboard number pad for added convenience and security enhancements to protect against malicious hacking attempts, including enhanced encryption and a high-security password policy. Multiple camera support from different vendors “Many of the new or updated features in V6 have been developed as a direct result of feedback from our worldwide network of customers,” said Julian Inman, Product Manager at Wavestore. “For example, Wavestore’s client side de-warping feature, which supports a wide range of 360 degree cameras, now offers greater flexibility by enabling the cameras to be fitted onto angled surfaces, and not just flat ceilings or walls. We have also added full SDK integration with ImmerVision lenses and Oncam cameras” V6 maintains Wavestore’s ‘any video, any format’ philosophy which sees it supporting all leading camera vendors across multiple camera technologies. These include very high megapixel, UHD, 4K, HD, 360° fisheye, thermal and analogue cameras operating on H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MxPEG and JPEG2000 video formats. Improved support for larger systems As the result of an update incorporated into V6, Wavestore’s propriety large allocated storage system (LASS), now empowers the VMS to manage an industry leading 384 Petabytes of data per server. As such,V6 claims to set a new industry benchmark for Enterprise level applications and with effectively no limit to the mass of images it can manage. The calculation and system design process is also greatly simplified. Intelligent failover is now also available at Wavestore Enterprise level to ensure minimal disruption to recording should a fault occur and to deliver resilience and peace of mind for mission-critical applications. “We have made it as flexible as possible for specifiers and systems integrators to choose the right level of software required for a each project and our simple ‘buy-once’ licence model enables additional licenses to be purchased if and when a system grows,” said Julian Inman. “Wavestore can therefore be cost effectively deployed for small to medium size projects with either our Base or Premium levels of software, and then upgraded when required to Enterprise level, for larger or critical applications.”
Wavestore has introduced an updated version of its Video Management Software (VMS), that includes a long list of new features as well as improvements to existing functionality, to ensure that Wavestore’s customers worldwide can maximise their return on investment in new or existing security systems. Active Directory support Among the many new attributes of the version 5.52 is Active Directory support, which means users can now be set up to be a member of a Wavestore group within the Active Directory, and Wavestore’s VMS will then use the permissions of that group when a user logs in. With end-users increasingly demanding seamless integrated solutions, Wavestore’s Active Directory support will further help simplify the management of video surveillance systems with third party systems such as Access Control, as well as the wider IT infrastructure. To ensure security personnel have the best available images to detect or investigate criminal activity, version 5.52 incorporates a ‘boost pre-record’ feature which can be configured to record pre-alarm or event images at a higher frame rate. User-friendly “Version 5.52 is intended to make it even easier for users to unlock the full potential of a video surveillance system,” said Julian Inman, Product Manager at Wavestore “It includes a wide range of features to ensure that our VMS is even more user-friendly, such as various improved metadata search options and the ability to simultaneous search multiple channels. There is also improved audio and joystick support, as well as added server group functionality.”
Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, introduces the easy to install and configure high-definition Illustra Pro IP Mini-Dome cameras in 3- and 5-megapixel resolutions that deliver exceptional video quality and performance in various lighting situations. Complete IP surveillance system The new Illustra Pro vandal-resistant IP Mini-Domes provide high-definition, real-time video images (3MP). Whether in bright sunlight, or in near or total darkness, important details such vehicle number plates, merchandise labels, faces and even blurred objects, can clearly be seen. As part of the high performance Pro range, the domes use the highest performance-critical components, sensors and system platforms available to meet the most demanding specification requirements in professional level installations. Delivering crisp and clear high-definition video at full frame rates, the Illustra Pro Mini-Domes offer premium performance and category-leading wide dynamic range in the 5MP Series and true wide dynamic range in the 3MP Series. On-board motion-detection and advanced integrated analytics, such as Region of Interest (ROI) and face detection, help reduce storage/bandwidth requirements and costs. With support for the addition of exacqVision Edge VMS technology, the Illustra Pro Mini-Domes offer a complete, IP surveillance system solution without the need to configure and maintain additional VMS server hardware. Easy configuration and installation “Challenging lighting conditions require high-performance cameras that provide superior, detailed video quality 24/7, under all environmental conditions. This is the foundation of our Illustra range of IP cameras,” said Julian Inman, Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Video for Tyco Security Products. “The Illustra Pro Mini-Domes answer that call whilst, at the same time, offer end users a return on their investment with reduced setup and configuration and the enhanced feature integration on VideoEdge and exacqVision VMS platforms - a must for today’s busy integrators and end users. The new Pro Mini-Domes are a significant step forward in addressing the primary needs of and feedback from our customers.” The Illustra Pro Mini-Domes are easily configured using almost any web browser to access the camera interface for feature control, including one-touch focus and motorised zoom. lllustra Connect, a powerful remote management and configuration software tool, further simplifies the set up and installation of multiple cameras using web browsers on smart-phones and tablets, a first in the Illustra camera product portfolio. Environmental protection With multiple varifocal motorised lenses, housings and other options, the Illustra Pro Mini-Domes are available in a variety of options including IP66 and IK-10 rated models for outdoor and vandal resistant reliability. Installation is simple with the integrated options for hard surface and electric box mounts, plus a plenum cap for indoor settings and mounting clips for recessed installations. A full set of optional mounts and accessories is also available.
Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announces a new range of IP cameras and NVRs that meets the budget of small to medium sized businesses, while satisfying their need for high-quality video surveillance. lllustra Essentials bullet and mini-domes cameras lllustra Essentials, which features 1 and 2MP resolution variants, including bullet cameras and mini-domes with IR LEDs and an indoor mini-dome option, is the latest addition to Tyco’s extensive Illustra camera portfolio, All Essentials versions offer H.264 and MJPEG dual-stream, a 3.6mm-fixed lens, 30 images per second at 1080p or 720p for crisp, clear images and IR illumination up to 20m. The Essentials Outdoor Mini-Dome and Bullet Cameras are equipped with IR illuminators, true day/night filter and wide dynamic range to capture quality video in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The wide dynamic range capabilities of the Essentials Indoor Mini-Dome also captures video in challenging lighting conditions, making it ideal for a range of indoor applications. Holis 4 and 8 channel NVRs The second part of the low-cost IP surveillance equation, is Tyco Security Products’ new Holis range of 4 and 8 channel NVRs featuring 1080p resolution, video search and export functions. With PoE support on all ports, a start-up wizard that includes automatic camera discovery, and simple installation, Holis NVRs greatly reduce the total cost of ownership and minimise labour costs and time on site. The Holis range have been specifically designed to support small camera count installations in an economical and efficient manner, such as independent retailers, small offices and restaurants, providing the dependable recording solution they rely upon. “There’s a growing segment within the commercial community, ranging from corner shops to doctors’ surgeries, that want to embrace security for their premises, but they need products that are inherently trustworthy, easy to operate and budget friendly,” said Julian Inman, Product Marketing Manager, Video, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “With the affordable addition to the Illustra IP camera portfolio and new Holis NVRs, we’ve struck the right balance between high-quality features and a truly affordable price.”
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