Qognify, the provider of big data solutions for physical security and operations, announces that it has expanded the integration of Bosch network video security cameras and Qognify’s Situator and VisionHub, providing customers unique advanced technology and business benefits. This best-of-breed solution creates centralised management for the entire platform with direct integration of Bosch cameras to Situator (Situation Management / PSIM) and VisionHub (Video Management System). Benefits of integration The integration enhances security management and operational benefits by leveraging situation management, video, and visualisation capabilities: Centralised control and management through Situator– direct integration between Bosch’s network video security cameras and Situator. The integration enables PTZ and PTZ-like control for moving and fixed cameras, automatic triggering of processes when predefined incidents occur based on pre-defined alarm rules using camera built-in video analytics, playback via local camera storage and camera tampering detection. Advanced video management capabilities via Qognify VisionHub, including: Dewarping – the advanced integration of Bosch’s FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000 camera and Qognify’s VMS, eliminates the fish eye lens distortion, enabling 360° of view, without blind spots, with an undistorted overview image. Additionally, the PTZ-like control of the video, lets customers digitally pan-tilt-zoom to focus on details without losing the bigger picture. This advance support of dewarping means empowering the benefit from wide coverage using a single device, while having a "normal" view of an otherwise distorted or reversed image. Qognify records the original camera stream and de-warps the video for viewing purposes, enabling each operator a unique view. Qognify records the original camera stream and de-warps the video for viewing purposes, enabling each operator a unique view Reduced storage and network bandwidth with VisionHub – Bosch Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction, a feature that optimises storage capacity and reduces network strain by using bandwidth only when needed. By intelligently distinguishing between noise and relevant information Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction reduces the camera’s bitrate by up to 50% substantially contributing to a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Network optimisation – overcoming network overload during working hours by automated, scheduled transfer from the camera onboard storage to the centre. Zero-loss-of-data – automatic filling of missing recording data on the SVR by restoring missing video from the camera onboard storage. Video Analytics at the Edge – Qognify’s VisionHub integrates with Bosch’s Essential Video Analytics or Intelligent Video Analytics which runs on the camera. This enables delivering of video analytics alarms based on pre-definable alarm rules from the camera to VisionHub and Situator. In addition, the integration supports the Qognify video analytics suite running centrally on the recorder, combining Bosch built-in (edge) video analytics with Qognify’s server-based video analytics, offering customers maximum flexibility when designing a video analytics solution. Complete field-proven solution “When mission-critical solutions are involved, it is essential that stringent quality checks are taken. Qognify’s solutions were tested to excel in multiple integrations” said Rudolf Spielberger, Head of the Integration Partner Program at Bosch Security Systems. “Our strategic cooperation with Qognify is substantially enhancing the levels of security and delivering clear and quantifiable business advantages to our customers.” The certified integration is already in use at customers’ sites. “We are committed to advancing integration with leading technology partners and are proud of our integration with Bosch to yield a complete, tested and field-proven solution,” said Eran Noam, VP Global Strategic Partnerships of Qognify. “It’s important that organisations have confidence in integrations so they can leverage the broad range of excellent, integrated products in today’s security marketplace”.
Integration was achieved with user interface via the Bosch system & upgraded with XProtect ACM in 2014 Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) is integrated with Bosch Access Control – and has been certified with full documentation of testing results and best practice for optimal configurations. This means that Bosch and Milestone customers can count on a reliable, interoperable solution, and installing partners can take advantage of the practical information in the certification documents for better implementations. The integration between the Bosch Access Control system and the Milestone XProtect® VMS was achieved earlier with the user interface via the Bosch system, and subsequently upgraded with the XProtect® Access Control Module in 2014, with the certification process completed by the end of the year. The combined solution now displays real-time access control events and alarms in the Milestone XProtect® Smart Client, also providing control of doors, gates and barriers from within the video interface. Live video and views of recordings are synchronised with all the access control events. Provides unified interface The XProtect Access Control Module is part of the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK). The XProtect Smart Client provides a unified interface to the Bosch Access Control system with such dedicated functions as monitoring access events with video verification, manually assisting passage (controlling doors, gates, etc.), conducting investigations of specific access points or cardholders, easily exporting video evidence and generating reports. Video of the Bosch access incidents visually confirms and informs on situations as they happen for verified decision-making and efficient response. The video also provides easily shareable evidential documentation for analysis, rectification or prosecution. Easy-to-use video interface The seamless integration of Bosch Access Control with the XProtect Smart Client means Milestone customers can keep their easy-to-use video interface while adding access control - without having to re-train. The integration delivers real-time monitoring with video verification for fast response to incidents, including locking, unlocking or triggering a system lockdown. Users may also choose to work with the Bosch interface, and the access control main system administration remains within the Bosch system. “Bosch is one of the first Milestone Solution Partners to integrate via the XProtect Access Control Module, which shows a strong commitment to our open platform,” says Trine Voss, Head of Solution Partner Program at Milestone Systems. “Flexibility and reliability are two of Milestone’s core business values; these are both demonstrated in the certification of the Bosch Access Control system with our XProtect Smart Client interface. The freedom of choice lets operators use the features that are most efficient for their security needs.” Strong partnership between two companies The certification of the Bosch Access Control integration via the XProtect Access Control Module is another stamp of the strong partnership in the long-standing relationship between these two companies. Milestone Systems already supports the full line of Bosch IP video network cameras, including the comprehensive Bosch analytics offerings. “Bosch’s Access Professional Edition (APE 3.0) is a powerful and scalable access control application, and by that a perfect contribution to the Milestone Solution Partner ecosystem,” states Rudolf Spielberger, Head of the Integration Partner Program at Bosch. “With the fulfilled integration via Milestone’s XProtect Access Control Module, we validate Bosch’s openness strategy by providing - in the uncompromising interest of our customers - common open platform solutions for this demanding market.” Look for the Bosch-Milestone integrations at the upcoming IFSEC 2015 trade show in London in June, and other industry conferences in the future.