Open Options, a provider of open platform access control solutions, and OnSSI, a provider of video management solutions, have expanded their existing technology partnership to provide a two-way integration between the Ocularis and DNA Fusion applications, allowing access events to be shown in the VMS client. DNA Fusion Open Options has supported an integration with OnSSI for several years that allows DNA Fusion users the ability to pull up live and recorded video based on access events, utilise video tool tips from the camera tree, view video graphics on maps, and handle PTZ camera controls all through the DNA Fusion interface. With OnSSI’s Ocularis version 5.4 VMS solution, users now have the option to view and manage DNA Fusion events through the software’s event manager. Events are simply filtered through a proxy configurator where the operator can select specific events to be surfaced in the Ocularis interface. Additional features of the integration include the option to bundle events for streamlined alert actions, associate cameras to certain types of events, export a video clip and send as an attachment via email, and various other improvements for an enhanced customer experience. Combining access control and video “This integration between Ocularis and DNA Fusion provides users with the ability to easily combine access control and video into a powerful, effective, and intelligent solution that increases both security and situational awareness,” said Mulli Diamant, VP of International Business Development, OnSSI. “Because Ocularis and DNA Fusion are both built on open architecture platforms, this integrated solution is capable of delivering more robust intelligence across multiple platforms.” “The introduction of this new functionality by OnSSI has allowed Open Options a simple yet powerful way to deliver our access control events and system data into the Ocularis interface. This expanded integration benefits the end user by giving them a choice in where they can monitor and manage their unified security system,” said Brent Doherty, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Open Options.
A provider of IP surveillance management software, OnSSI is continually evolving the Ocularis platform to deliver higher levels of performance and value. The integration of OnSSI’s Ocularis 5.3 with S2 Security Corporation’s NetBox software Version 4.9.08 allows the users to bring Ocularis video and events into the S2 NetBox platform. “The integration of Ocularis and NetBox software provides a highly integrated and intelligent video surveillance and access control management platform for myriad applications,” said Mulli Diamant, Vice President of International Business Development, OnSSI. “Experienced partners like S2 Security allow us to provide more holistic security solutions to our respective bases of new and established customers.” S2 NetBox S2 NetBox series products are full-featured, web-based enterprise access control and event monitoring systems capable of supporting up to 7,000 portals. Core features include person record and cardholder management, event and alarm monitoring, threat level escalation and reporting. There is no software to install. S2 NetBox series products serve a range of applications from small businesses to field offices of large enterprises. Ocularis 5 The latest release of Ocularis 5 features an improved user experience with vastly extended mobile capabilities. The new Ocularis 5 Mobile provides comprehensive alert and event processing with the ability to stream live video via a mobile device to Ocularis, and the ability to track mobile operators’ physical locations using GPS mapping. The updated Ocularis 5 also includes a scalable web app, Client bandwidth optimisation, expanded wide-angle image dewarping support, additional Smart Camera Drivers, Windows Server 2016 support and a superior recording engine.
Ocularis 5, the latest video management software (VMS) solution from OnSSI, now supports a dewarping plug-in for ACTi 360° cameras with panoramic views.Distortion-free live video“Clearly, 360-degree cameras provide increased surveillance area coverage, but the images can be difficult to view without dewarping solutions,” said Mulli Diamant, VP of International Business Development, OnSSI. “With the integration of ACTi’s dewarping plug-in, images from their wide-angle cameras can be more seamlessly integrated onto our Ocularis 5 VMS platform.” The ACTi plug-in allows Ocularis users to dewarp images to receive distortion-corrected live video from ACTi 360° cameras for better comprehensive viewing of a surveillance scene. Stored 360-degree streams can also be dewarped for situations such as forensic investigation of video in case of emergency. Additional key features of the integration include digital pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ), quad and panoramic views, and multi-view streaming with dewarped views.Simplifying workloads and system management“OnSSI’s high-performance Ocularis 5 VMS significantly expands ACTi’s ability to deliver comprehensive video surveillance solutions,” said Jessica Ho, Software Integration, ACTi Corporation. “Ocularis 5’s open platform provides us with seamless compatibility to deliver a powerful and cost-efficient surveillance solution for a multitude of applications.”Ocularis 5 is an intelligent, highly-scalable VMS platform that simplifies workloads and system management. It provides the highest levels of network and video security with features including a scrambled recorded video database to protect the integrity of recorded video, the ability to record directly to a NAS anywhere on the network, and robust network security via data encryption that transcend conventional VMS solutions. Ocularis 5 provides an auto-updating feature like those available on most smartphones and tablets Centralised user and event management Ocularis 5 provides an auto-updating feature like those available on most smartphones and tablets. There is no need to register camera licenses and MAC addresses with Ocularis, and it features automatic load balancing for managing recordings across system servers. Unique to Ocularis, Critical Camera Failover ensures continuous sight by switching to a failover camera in as little as two seconds. Ocularis 5 also allows for multiple different recorders to be combined under the same Base (including legacy Ocularis 4.X recorders) with centralised user and event management.Ocularis 5 is offered in three models: Professional, designed for organisations operating multiple locations with small to mid-sized camera counts; Enterprise, built for a wide range of mid to large IT-centric organisations; and Ultimate, created for large organisations with extended command and control needs and recording server failover.
The Ocularis video management software is offered in three models: Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate OnSSI’s partnering initiative with Jemez Technology makes perimeter video surveillance solutions employing AXIS cameras even more effective in protecting critical assets and infrastructure. The Ocularis 5 VMS platform’s open architecture enables integration with the Jemez Eagle-i Edge solution and AXIS cameras to deliver a complete end-to-end solution. Eagle-i Edge on-camera analytics platform “The integration of Ocularis with Jemez software is a best-in-class fit for security management tasked with securing wide-area, long-range environments,” said Mulli Diamant, VP of International Business Development, OnSSI. “OnSSI’s ability to embrace technology innovations from other manufacturers is an important factor in our continued ability to deliver cutting-edge VMS solutions for professional security applications and beyond.” Jemez Technology, established by former engineers and scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), provides advanced area and perimeter surveillance solutions for corporate and homeland security, with emphasis on critical asset and infrastructure protection. The company’s Eagle-i Edge on-camera analytics platform, specifically designed and optimised for AXIS camera networks, integrates with OnSSI solutions to significantly improve threat detection capability and lower operational costs. "The integration of our Eagle-i Edge platform with Ocularis optimises system efficiency and performance" Managing high risk surveillance data“The integration of our Eagle-i Edge platform with Ocularis optimises system efficiency and performance,” said Ted Turner, Director of Global Sales, Jemez Technology. “Now, end users have improved management of high risk surveillance data with capabilities that enhance agility and control.” Ocularis 5 offers a unique combination of enhanced features, recording versatility, robust data security, and overall stability that transcend conventional VMS solutions. Recent additions to the Ocularis 5 platform include: an auto-updating feature like those available on most smartphones and tablets; Smart Camera Driver technology that provides out-of-the-box support for newly introduced cameras from various camera manufacturers; camera mapping via GPS on Ocularis Maps; and a new Mobile app that enables the streaming of live video from Android smartphones and devices to and from the Ocularis 5 VMS. Ocularis is offered in three models: Professional, designed for organisations operating multiple locations with small to mid-sized camera counts; Enterprise, built for a wide range of mid to large IT-centric organisations; and Ultimate, created for large organisations with extended command and control needs and recording server failover.
The Smart Driver supports Bosch IP cameras running firmware version 6.3 or higher With the release of Ocularis video management software (VMS) 5.3, OnSSI introduces a Smart Driver that ensures immediate support of current and future Bosch IP cameras. As a result, mutual customers can take advantage of new IP camera releases from Bosch without the need to wait for an updated driver from OnSSI. Ocularis Smart Driver The Smart Driver supports Bosch IP cameras running firmware version 6.3 or higher. Supported Bosch camera features include video analytic events that alert operators when pre-defined alarms are triggered, edge recording for preventing loss of video during network or server failures, multi-streaming, pan-tilt-zoom control, and more. “The Smart Drivers incorporated into OnSSI’s Ocularis VMS provide a tremendous advantage to integrators and users alike by ensuring that they can instantly add the latest Bosch imaging solutions they desire,” said Mulli Diamant, VP of International Business Development, OnSSI. “More than just a convenience offering, Ocularis Smart Drivers save time and reduce costs typically associated with new camera deployments, while providing our mutual resellers with an immediate competitive advantage.” Faster validation of alerts "The new Smart Driver from OnSSI makes it easier for customers to benefit from our imaging advancements" “At Bosch, we are focused on delivering the highest quality of relevant IP video images anytime, anywhere, and this drives continual innovation and regular releases of new cameras,” said Brad Eck, Integration Manager, North America, Bosch Security Systems. “The new Smart Driver from OnSSI makes it easier for customers to benefit from our imaging advancements. Combining detailed video from Bosch cameras with the event fusion capabilities of the Ocularis platform enables faster validation of alerts and more efficient handling of security risks.” The driver simplifies installation, providing seamless integration and easy setup of Bosch cameras within the Ocularis VMS. This reduces installation time for integrators and lowers costs for end users. With support for both existing and future cameras from Bosch, the driver enables integrators to select the best camera model for each area of an application without the need to verify that the latest cameras are supported.
Ocularis 5 is an intelligent VMS platform that simplifies workloads and system management With its enhanced feature set and functionalities, OnSSI’s Ocularis 5 video management software (VMS) continues to break new ground for mainstream surveillance and emerging business intelligence applications. On display at Intersec 2017, which runs January 22-24 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, visitors to Electronic Design DMCC’s Booth E40 in Sheikh Saeed Hall 3 can engage in live demonstrations of the latest Ocularis platform to discover the innovative capabilities, maximum stability, robust security, and new technology integrations Ocularis delivers. Ocularis 5 intelligent video management software “As we continue to develop and incorporate innovative capabilities on the Ocularis VMS platform, integrators and users alike are discovering new ways they can heighten security and manage emerging business intelligence data,” said Mulli Diamant, Vice President of International Business Development, OnSSI. “Ocularis’ unique combination of enhanced features, recording versatility, robust data security, overall stability and continually growing technology partnerships delivers a wealth of value-added capabilities that allow this powerful VMS platform to transcend well beyond conventional applications.” Ocularis 5 is an intelligent, highly scalable VMS platform that simplifies workloads and system management. It provides the highest levels of network and video security with features including a scrambled recorded video database to protect the integrity of recorded video and the ability to record directly to a NAS anywhere on the network. There is no need to register camera licenses and MAC addresses with Ocularis. Unique to Ocularis, Critical Camera Failover ensures continuous sight by switching to a failover camera in as little as two seconds. Ocularis 5 also allows for multiple different recorders to be combined under the same Base (including legacy Ocularis 4.X recorders) with centralised user and event management. New features and enhancements New features and enhancements in the upcoming Ocularis 5.3 release will include: Critical Camera Failover ensures continuous sight by switching to a failover camera in as little as two seconds An auto-updating feature, like those available on most smartphones and tablets, ensures users are running the most current and most secure version of Ocularis. Auto-updates also reduce overall manpower and maintenance costs to dealers by eliminating the need to schedule and perform on-site software updates. Smart Camera Driver technology provides out-of-the-box support for newly introduced cameras from industry-leading camera manufacturers without requiring system administrators to wait for model-specific camera drivers to be written and released. This allows users and integrators to immediately take advantage of the newest, most advanced camera features. Mapping via GPS on Ocularis Maps allows cameras with assigned GPS coordinates to appear on the map. Pins can be tapped to open the stream of each camera. A new Ocularis 5 Mobile app for iOS and Android devices allows users to stream live video and transfer it directly to the Ocularis VMS using their smartphones and tablets. When a meaningful event occurs, Ocularis will allow the user to view live and recorded video on 3G and 4G networks and to manipulate their PTZ cameras accordingly. Other supported features include live and synchronised playback, event management and support for a high number of concurrent users. Ocularis 5 is offered in three models: Professional, designed for organisations operating multiple locations with small to mid-sized camera counts; Enterprise, built for a wide range of mid to large IT-centric organisations; and Ultimate, created for large organisations with extended command and control needs and recording server failover.
Quantum has continued to collaborate with partners to meet specific needs of the surveillance community Quantum Corp. has announced joint development initiatives with four industry-leading Video Management System (VMS) providers targeted at bringing enhanced multi-tier storage solutions to security and surveillance customers worldwide. Aimetis Corp., On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc. (OnSSI), Qognify and Verint Systems Inc. have joined the Quantum Advantage Program, and certified interoperability with Quantum offerings, including StorNext 5 data management and Quantum QXS hybrid storage. Significant growth for Quantum’s surveillance partner ecosystem Quantum’s surveillance partner ecosystem has tripled in size over the last six months and now includes more than 30 partners. This growth reflects a shift in how the security community views storage, increasingly treating it as a foundational element of a surveillance strategy. Quantum’s multi-faceted validation testing with VMS partners such as Aimetis, OnSSI, Qognify and Verint ensures that customers have access to thoroughly tested and integrated storage solutions suited to their unique environment. Quantum’s multi-tier storage makes the combination of storage performance and data retention more affordable, enabling customers to retain surveillance data longer and incorporate real-time analytics into their surveillance program. This economical approach to storage leaves more budget available to spend on cameras and analytics, for a more effective video surveillance environment. Continuing development with Quantum partners Quantum Advantage Program partners seeking to expand their offerings in video surveillance can fast track time to market for their joint solutions with technical and marketing support from Quantum, and also leverage cooperative engineering programs that enable them to optimise solutions for their customers. In addition to working with the new partners mentioned above, Quantum has continued to collaborate with others to meet the specific needs of the surveillance community: Axis Communications, to address the unique surveillance and security challenges found in many healthcare environments; Genetec, to create optimised security solutions for transportation environments, including airports, ports and rail systems; Milestone Systems, to provide a fully integrated video surveillance solution for critical infrastructure projects. "Through the partnership with Quantum, we can offer validated configurations, which reduce risk and document expected performance under certain scenarios” Supporting quotes by Quantum Advantage Program partners Justin Schorn, Vice President, Product Management, Aimetis Corp.“Partners and end users can reference the tested configurations from the Aimetis certification process to help build a solution with confidence. Through the partnership with Quantum, we can offer validated configurations, which reduce risk and document expected performance under certain scenarios.” Mulli Diamant, Vice President of International Business Development, OnSSI“Security systems are including more cameras — and higher resolution cameras — than ever before to better capture relevant situational information. Our partnership with Quantum lets us deliver scalable video surveillance and physical security solutions with the storage capacity and real-time access to handle the increased volume of data that these systems generate. In this way, we help security managers achieve their objectives with flexible storage solutions.” Moti Shabtai, President, Qognify“We are proud to partner with technology leaders such as Quantum to deliver optimised, timely surveillance solutions to our customers, enabling them to make informed decisions with actionable intelligence distilled from vast amounts of data.” Wayne Arvidson, Vice President, Surveillance and Security Solutions, Quantum“Quantum continues to expand its robust surveillance and security partner ecosystem by collaborating with the leading innovators in the VMS market. With these collaborations we are delivering a unique platform that supports the performance required for surveillance data analytics and enables significantly longer data retention periods while preserving project budgets.” Visit Quantum at ASIS Quantum featured a range of surveillance storage solutions at the ASIS 2016 conference, booth #2273, 12-15 September, in Orlando, Florida. Save Save
Ocularis 5.2 now supports client-side dewarping of streams from the Bosch FLEXIDOME IP panoramic camera family The strategic partnership between Bosch Security Systems and OnSSI has resulted in new integration capabilities with the Ocularis IP video surveillance and security platform. Ocularis 5.2 now supports client-side dewarping of streams from the Bosch FLEXIDOME IP panoramic camera family. Zero blind spots Bosch FLEXIDOME IP panoramic cameras offer a full 180-degree or 360-degree overview of an area in a single view. Available with five or 12 megapixel resolution at high frame rates, the cameras provide a complete overview without blind spots and easily capture moving objects. Dewarping of the panoramic streams within Ocularis 5.2 eliminates the image distortion caused by the cameras’ fish-eye lens. “Blind spots can seriously undermine the reliability of video surveillance, but our panoramic cameras offer a solution by enabling operators to oversee everything in an area with superb clarity,” said Brad Eck, Integration Manager, North America, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. “Viewing detailed dewarped overview images within the powerful Ocularis video and event management platform improves the quality of any security operation – providing our mutual customers better visual information about critical events.” Enhancing solutions for customers Before this latest release, the Ocularis platform already supported video analytic events delivered from Bosch IP devices Bosch and OnSSI work together to continually enhance capabilities for customers. Before this latest release, the Ocularis platform already supported video analytic events delivered from Bosch IP devices and the Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction (IDNR) feature of Bosch IP cameras, which cuts storage costs and significantly lowers network strain by reducing bitrate by up to 50 percent. Other features supported include edge recording to prevent loss of video during network or server failures, multi-streaming, tamper and motion detection, and more. “Many OnSSI customers rely upon the advanced capabilities supported by the combination of Bosch cameras and IP devices with the Ocularis video and event management platform,” said Mulli Diamant, Vice President of International Business Development, OnSSI. “The additional integration of these new panoramic cameras gives installers powerful new tools to address an even wider array of application scenarios and improve situation awareness for users.”
EOS Australia will manage wholesale sales activity throughout Australia and New Zealand OnSSI, IP video surveillance software provider, has named EOS Australia Pty Ltd as the latest firm to join their distribution network. The organisation supported by Brassets International Pty Ltd (OnSSI’s Master Distributor for the region) will manage wholesale sales activity for OnSSI across Australia and New Zealand. Expansion of sales “The addition of EOS Australia as a distribution partner enables OnSSI to expand sales opportunities in the Australia and New Zealand markets,” said Mulli Diamant, Vice President of International Business Development, OnSSI. “The firm’s combination of sales expertise, presence and the substantial experience of its staff makes EOS Australia an ideal distributor for Ocularis in this important region.” “We are excited to add OnSSI’s world renowned Ocularis Video Management Software to our portfolio of security technologies,” said Andrew Cho, Product Manager, EOS Australia. “Utilising our database of over 4,000 customers, our goal is to generate a high level of awareness of the many benefits of Ocularis for increasing security and operational effectiveness.” EOS has provided design, supply and support of video surveillance, access control and other security solutions for more than two decades, and the firm’s management team has combined 100-plus years of industry experience. The firm prides itself on providing leading-edge technologies at an affordable price, and its employees are highly qualified to provide security consulting on projects of all sizes, from small domestic installations to major commercial applications. Headquartered in Sydney, EOS operates four additional branches in Australia and New Zealand, each of which maintains extensive warehousing facilities to serve its 4,000-plus customers in the region. Ocularis 5 Ocularis 5 is offered in three models: Professional – designed for organisations operating small to medium multi-site installations; Enterprise – built for a wide range of mid to large IT-centric organisations; and Ultimate – created for large organisations requiring extended command and control and advanced long term archiving. Amongst numerous other features, Ocularis 5 includes Critical Camera Failover to ensure continuous sight by switching to a failover camera in as little as two seconds; hardware efficiency, allowing generic settings to be copied across multiple channels for faster installation; and stronger network security with end-to-end encryption. Ocularis 5 also features better storage management with automatic optimisation of hard drive volumes and load balancing across multiple storage components.
INFINITEXUPREME will bring OnSSI's comprehensive and intelligent IP video surveillance management software to market OnSSI’s award-winning Ocularis video management software is now being represented in Central America/Latin America (excluding Brazil) by INFINITEXUPREME (IX). Headquartered in Miami, IX has a strong background in developing and executing strategic sales and marketing plans in the region for security industry manufacturers. Build business & customer relationships in growing market “We’ve been impressed with IX’s market awareness and the experience of the IX team for addressing opportunities through a variety of sales and marketing initiatives,” said Mulli Diamant, Vice President of International Business Development, OnSSI. “These qualifications will help build our business and customer relationships in this growing market.” “The growth of IP security systems in the CALA region clearly calls for a powerful video management solution like Ocularis,” said Joanna Lauzardo, Co-founder of IX. “We appreciate the opportunity to be a representative for OnSSI and to bring their comprehensive and intelligent IP video surveillance management software to market.” Ocularis 5 Ocularis 5 is offered in three models: Professional – designed for organisations operating small to medium multi-site installations; Enterprise – built for a wide range of mid to large IT-centric organisations; and Ultimate – created for large organisations requiring extended command and control and advanced long term archiving. Among numerous other features, Ocularis 5 has a number of exclusive features that set it apart from the competition, including end-to-end encryption to provide for increased network security, a scrambled recorded video database to protect the integrity of the recorded video, and the ability to record video directly to any NAS or off-site server.
On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) has received factory certification from Lenel under the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program. OnSSI’s Ocularis version 5.1 video management software (VMS) now interfaces with the latest versions of Lenel OnGuard 2013 SP2 and OnGuard 7.0 SP1 to enable seamless functionality between the systems. This certification expands on OnSSI’s previous interface with the OnGuard system and Ocularis, providing customers a more comprehensive and effective physical security system option. Strengthening relations “OnSSI has completed required factory testing at Lenel to validate the functionality of its interface to the OnGuard 2013 and OnGuard 7.0 systems. This certification strengthens the existing relationship between these two technologies, allowing management of multiple cameras and event handling through the OnGuard system,” said Ross McKay, Director of Product Management, Lenel. “We look forward to OnSSI’s continued involvement in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.” “Achieving Lenel certification for Ocularis ensures seamless interaction between the latest versions of Ocularis and Lenel’s OnGuard platform to deliver a comprehensive video security and access control solution,” said Mulli Diamant, VP of International Business Development, OnSSI. “As Ocularis and the OnGuard system are updated, we will continue to work with Lenel to ensure that users can continue to take advantage of the strengths of both solutions.” Ocularis VMS OnSSI’s Ocularis offers comprehensive video surveillance and access control event management for streaming, recording and managing an unlimited number of cameras per system with PSIM functionality. Ocularis’ work flow provides a collaborative environment in which video and alerts from across the organisation are organised into meaningful events for efficient shared handling and documentation. Ocularis is offered in three levels: Professional, designed for organisations operating multiple locations with small- to mid-sized camera counts; Enterprise, built for a wide range of mid to large IT-centric organisations; and Ultimate, created for large organisations with extended command and control needs and recording server failover.
Mr. Puche will work closely on opportunities for OnSSI among the growing customer base within the region OnSSI has promoted Carlos Puche to the position of Director of Business Development for the Caribbean and Latin American (CALA) region. Mr. Puche previously held the position of Business Development Manager for CALA and has been instrumental in generating growth in the region for the company’s flagship Ocularis video management software. “We are pleased to recognise Carlos’ strong leadership and industry expertise,” said Mulli Diamant, VP of International Business Development, OnSSI. “His contributions have demonstrated a commitment to expanding the growth of Ocularis in this important region.” In his new role, Mr. Puche will work closely on developing his team and opportunities for OnSSI among the growing customer base within the region. Mr. Puche has more than two decades of experience in the security industry; including sales, business development, project consulting and sales training positions in North America, South America and Europe. He holds a B.A. in Electronic Engineering from Nueva Esparta University of Caracas, Venezuela.
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