Qognify – the trusted advisor and technology solution provider for physical security and enterprise incident management – has launched version 5.8 of Ocularis, the award-winning video management system (VMS) for enterprise and corporate projects with an emphasis on tactical real-time operations and live visualisation.
In version 5.8, Ocularis has put the user front and centre. One of the numerous improvements is the inclusion of an Ocularis Client MSI Installer, which enables customers to easily push out Ocularis Client updates using the System Center Configuration Manager (SSCM) from Microsoft, thus greatly reducing time required for software deployments, updates and hotfixes across the enterprise.
Ocularis 5.8 allows customers to create a comprehensive security environment made up of multiple security-relevant systems and applications communicating with each other. Using a flexible, driver-based approach, the new Event Interface (SEI) breaks new ground to connect third-party security products to Ocularis, addressing the needs of customers who place a premium on their physical security strategy. All events from third-party applications such as access control and intruder alarm systems can now be received and visualised within Ocularis. This provides security personnel with real-time, integrated event information and response capabilities, thus significantly reducing the reaction time during critical incidents.
Ari Robinson, Product Owner for Ocularis at Qognify, explains further benefits of the interface: “Technology and solution partners are now able to easily develop plugins to connect Ocularis with their product portfolios, as the SEI is a well-documented and open interface. Especially for corporate and enterprise customers this facilitates a hassle-free implementation of integrated security systems. Setting up an integrated security solution with the SEI immediately provides an added value and also underlines the solution-based approach of Qognify.”
Another essential move into this direction is the introduction of the open Analytics Interface (SAI), that allows for the integration of any edge or server-based video analytics or license plate recognition solution on the market, also using a plugin-based approach. Chen Porat, VP R&D at Qognify, explains the strategic importance of these initiatives: “The introduction of the two new interfaces in Ocularis 5.8 is one of the first outcomes of the cross-product initiatives within Qognify, rolling out standard interfaces across the product portfolio and thus delivering tangible added value to as many Qognify customers as possible.”
Ocularis 5.8 now supports more than 5,000 different devices from over 80 different hardware manufacturers. New camera functions including better support for cameras with integrated edge storage functionality have also been introduced into the software, giving customers even more choice when selecting the right hardware for their individual video security application.
Ocularis 5.8 is now available from Qognify. Current customers with a valid Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) can download and install the update.