Published on 31 January, 2012
The new Zelaris Elements freeware is a free, fully functional software solution for the management of IP-based video surveillance systems made up of eneo products - and it does not have any restrictions such as a forced restart every thirty minutes or other unpleasant hurdles for the user. There are certainly some differences to the commercial versions, but whoever places value on ‘elementary' functions is optimally equipped with Zelaris Elements. What does Zelaris Elements actually offer in practice?
Display, recording and management of up to 16 eneo IP cameras from the well-known user-friendly Zelaris user interface are possible with Zelaris Elements. Cameras are recognised automatically, so integration is problem-free with even only a small knowledge of networking. All connected cameras can then be managed centrally. The responsible security personnel are notified automatically should a camera malfunction as a result, for instance, of sabotage. The recording time is seven days with video imagery from all sources being saved in 720x576pixels and 25 frames per second - i.e. in real-time. And of course it is also possible to record Full HD video signals. Effective compression and therefore lower bandwidth and memory requirements is provided by selecting MJPEG, MPEG4 or H.264 compression. Sequences up to five minutes long (e.g. for preservation of evidence) can be exported as AVI files. Manual control of dome cameras as well as the capability of programming tours for security personnel are additional functions.
Difference between the versions
As compared to the Zelaris Basic, Server, Client and Control commercial versions, Zelaris Elements supports exclusively eneo IP cameras and does not have an ONVIF interface. Further differences lie in the maximum number of connectable cameras, different recording options, operation of multiple displays, site plan display and analysis functions. However, with Zelaris Elements eneo has released an excellent and free software program for everyone whose requirements are for reliable management software with the core basic versions for their eneo IP cameras.