Published on 9 September, 2013
A new innovative feature incorporated into version 5.40 of Wavestore’s video management software(VMS) is certain to be popular among system integrators who are looking to provide their clients with an integrated security solution.
WaveSTAR offers a fast, safe, multi-purpose translation capability that facilitates the rapid integration of any third party’s equipment protocols. It allows information in many forms and countless protocols to trigger any of the wide range of responses possible in a Wavestore system. These include actions such as controlling recordings, directing PTZ cameras, switching display contents for all or specified users, and e-mailing images and other information, all using configurable Wavestore ‘rules’.
“One of the major challenges facing the electronic security industry is that customers, in order to achieve maximum advantage from their investment in a security system, require a totally integrated solution”, said Chris Williams, Director of Wavestore. “There is however a vast range of disparate technologies that may be required to continuously interoperate. Although this is quite often achieved by system integrators using SDKs, this method of integration has to be coded which takes time to complete, and may have to conform to development and testing schedules.”
WaveSTAR (Sensing, Translation, Action and Response) is intended to unlock the capability to accept alarm or message inputs from third party equipment and where necessary, it extracts the relevant data to enable the appropriate action or response to be determined. A wide range of data inputs are supported including UDP messages, TCP messages (binary and textual lines), HTTP messages and Serial port data.
WaveSTAR facilitates integration with a wide range of surveillance technologies including Access Control, Building Management System (BMS), License Plate Recognition (ANPR), Biometric Facial Recognition, Perimeter Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Point of Sales (POS), and Intelligent Video Analytics.