Qognify has announced the launch of the Cayuga R16 video management system (VMS). The latest update focuses on improvements for the heart of large security environments: the control room. Cayuga R16 makes it easier for operators to react to events, with new features and functionality including advanced maps, patrol in tiles and dynamic camera layouts, delivering a comprehensive overview in real-time.
Cayuga R16 builds on the introduction of the Advanced Map Center in the R15 release. This new mapping functionality has been enhanced and allows for the automatic positioning of sensors in maps using geo-coordinates. Cameras, alarms and buttons, as well as event items, can now be displayed on the ArcGIS maps provided by ESRI within Cayuga. In addition, when using the Qognify Mobile Client, cameras can be located on a smart device via Google Maps. These advanced mapping capabilities make it easier to quickly access a relevant device and maintain an overview of the exact location of connected items.
The new Patrol in Tiles (or Carousel mode) functionality allows virtual patrols to be performed within single video tiles, freeing up space on the video wall to ensure the display and monitoring of live camera feeds can happen simultaneously. This is an improvement for control room staff, who are under pressure to perform with limited resources. Further video wall improvements are possible with Dynamic Camera Layouts: by dragging additional cameras from the system tree into a view, the grid is rearranged, and further camera tiles are added without changing the default settings of the particular view.
Cayuga R16 is compliant with ONVIF Profile S and G. It also supports extended functionalities of Dahua thermal cameras for body temperature scanning, as part of an organisations’ COVID-19 operational response strategies.
Behind the scenes, the performance of Cayuga has been optimised by reducing the amount of data exchanged on management servers. There has also been increased hardening against cyber attacks with important common vulnerability and exposure updates.
Carsten Eckstein, Head of Product Management for Cayuga at Qognify, stated, ‘This year Qognify has made significant enhancements to Cayuga and the improvements in R16 continue our innovative roadmap to always release a new version that responds to the changing demands of multi-site corporate and enterprise projects. Many of the new functionalities are a result of our ongoing cross-product initiative that enhances the customer experience across our product lines. We will continue on this path, enabling operators to undertake their duties with optimal efficiency and make faster, more informed and impactful decisions.’