While VMS solutions offer an increased level of flexibility for many applications, it is also important to ensure that the supporting infrastructure can cope with the growing amount of video data generated by modern solutions. Increasingly VMS providers are having to add tools for this, as is the case with VMS 7.0 from Bosch Security.
Bosch Security has released the latest upgrades to its VMS software, Video Management System 7.0, which has been enhanced to enable security operators to effectively manage high-resolution video streams – including 4K UHD video – without significantly impacting on the available network resources.
With today’s video cameras evolving at a rapid pace, for many sites managing an ever-growing amount of high-resolution video data is becoming increasingly challenging. In many high risk and critical infrastructure applications where high camera counts are required, the burden on the system’s infrastructure can be very high. If a workstation is overloaded, the VMS client application will often lag.
This can be an issue for security operators who need to view multiple cameras simultaneously in order to maintain a complete and uninterrupted overview of a location. The need to view real-time streams without delay or excessive latency is often an operational requirement.
With Bosch VMS 7.0, the end user is able to keep multiple 4K UHD streams open without concerns about bogging down the application with high levels of video data. Bosch VMS 7.0 uses ‘streamlining’ technology which automatically shows the optimal video resolution on the screen. However, if an event occurs and the operator needs to view multiple cameras simultaneously, the VMS automatically makes use of a lower-resolution stream. If enhanced quality images are required – for example to zoom in and view detail – a higher-resolution stream is automatically chosen.
This feature maximises the multi-stream capabilities available from Bosch IP video cameras.
Another new feature of VMS 7.0 is encrypted communication between cameras and the VMS. Installers and integrators can choose to encrypt all control communications and videos through a secure HTTPS connection, reducing the risk of hacking.
VMS 7.0 also offers an IT security guide which explains how to set up a secure system. The document describes how to configure the VMS for Windows operating systems and how to secure connected cameras against unauthorised access.