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Enhancing Performance from a VMS

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Today’s users are demanding ever more performance from their systems, and this is increasingly true for sites where a VMS has been deployed. It is a customer expectation that solutions be simple to use, but deliver high performance and flexibility. It is also vital solutions can fit in with the way a company works, rather than users having to adapt their working practices to fit in with a VMS.

With increased focus on cybersecurity, customers demand systems with threat mitigation built in as standard. Because the user is placing trust in the system, it is critical they see evidence of a serious approach to risk management in terms of cyber crime.

Simply looking down systems is not the answer. Users need to ensure their operators can exploit the full range of functionality on offer with ease. When an incident occurs, operators are under the greatest levels of stress, so itis critical they are not confronted with complex procedures to access the relevant functions. They need to be able to work intuitively, while also being assured the system is robust and reliable.

Stepping forwards

Hanwha Techwin recently upgraded its Wisenet WAVE VMS platform to include a number of new features designed to meet the needs of end users.

Many of the features have been specifically designed to improve the user experience, as well as increasing interoperability and boosting cybersecurity. Wisenet WAVE 4.0 makes use of an enhanced system architecture which ensures high levels of availability and scalable deployments. To ensure flexibility remains key, WAVE now allows up to 100 servers to be supported as a single system.

To assist in the creation of larger solutions, Wisenet WAVE 4.0 makes it simple for systems registered on WAVE Sync to be merged from an online dashboard. This makes configuration a more streamlined process as it eliminates the need to configure port-forwarding for remote merges.

Adding intuition

A comprehensive update of the user interface includes a revamp of the important notifications screen. To aid swift user navigation, it now includes tabs for motion detection, bookmarks, events and objects, as well as providing quick and easy search and filter methods for each individual tab.

A new ‘Layout-as-an-Action’ feature automatically opens a predefined screen layout when an event occurs. This ensures operators have any critical events presented to them, facilitating swift action when needed.

WAVE 4.0 also support queue management analytics running on Wisenet cameras, as well as shock detection on Wisenet X Plus series cameras and temperature change detection on Wisenet thermal cameras. This enhances the potential for business benefits to be realised from the VMS.

Import of offline video files captured by wearable cameras and drones is also possible, reflecting changes in how some companies collect video data. Treating them as virtual cameras, they footage can be managed in the same way as video from cameras connected to the system.

Enhancing security

With cybersecurity concerns at an all-time high, Wisenet WAVE 4.0 is configurable to ensure the system only uses HTTPS, and encrypts video footage. To prevent the upload of malicious files, a password protection option has been added for .nov and .exe file formats.

Smart functionality

An SDK enables rapid integration of intelligent third-party systems and devices. It includes a comprehensive feature set, including artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning driven computer vision applications, focused on object recognition and automation. This allows developers to create Plug-ins which take advantage of key new features, including metadata search by attributes, time interval, region of interest, object overlays on live and playback video, and camera-specific video analytics settings.

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