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Software Enhancements and Partnerships Elevate OnSSI VMS Technology to New Heights

OnSSI continues to build on the proven reputation and reliability of its Ocularis Video Management Software (VMS) with a number of enhancements designed to provide even greater stability, more robust security, new technology integrations and innovative features. These advancements are among the many on display in the company’s booth (#419) at CANASA’s Security Canada Central Conference and Expo.
“With new enhancements that provide end users with increased stability, security and versatility, the latest version of Ocularis significantly adds to its strong reputation as a highly advanced VMS solution,” said Ken LaMarca, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, OnSSI. “In addition to innovative software enhancements, new technologies and products from our growing number of technology partnerships allow us to better serve end users by offering expanded features and functions that far exceed typical VMS applications.”
Genesis Agency Inc., OnSSI’s Canadian manufacturer rep will join the company at CANASA, and technology partner ConvergenceTP (C2P) will also be on hand to demonstrate the integration between its solutions and Ocularis.
At the heart of the C2P integration is the ability to bring information from IP-enabled appliances into OnSSI’s Ocularis VMS. This allows Ocularis to provide vital information to assist operators in assessing emerging situations and helps enable them to choose an appropriate course of action. This solution brings video and data together to provide a highly effective utility for security applications in banking, access control, asset tracking, license plate recognition, point-of-sale and more.
Recognizing the critical need to keep VMS software up to date, Ocularis 5 includes an auto-updating feature like those available on most smartphones and tablets to ensure users are running the most current – and most secure – version. This provides users with peace of mind while saving dealers and integrators time that otherwise might be spent going on-site to perform a software update.
Smart Camera Driver technology provides out-of-the-box support for newly introduced cameras from many top camera manufacturers without requiring users to wait months for specific drivers to be developed, allowing customers to immediately take advantage of the newest, most advanced camera features. Additionally, Ocularis supports generic RTSP and MPEG drivers, as well as ONVIF and ONVIF Profile S.
Ocularis operators can utilize either 32-bit or 64-bit applications for Ocularis. The latter allows operators to take full advantage of their systems’ resources when streaming video for better performance. Additionally, the latest version of Ocularis supports camera multi-streaming. Lower resolution streams can be configured to accommodate Clients with limited bandwidth or resources. The default video stream can be set to low resolution for display on the Client, while continuing to record high resolution video. This allows users to view more video streams, while assuring that the highest quality video continues to be recorded.
Also new in Ocularis 5 is support for Pelco Optera multi-sensor cameras. Ocularis users can view multiple immersive PTZ views with simultaneous Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and low-light performance seamlessly through the VMS.
For customers on the move, a new Ocularis Mobile app for iOS and Android will be available in the Fall of 2016 and will allow users to stream live video and transfer it directly to Ocularis using their smartphones and tablets. Other supported features of both Ocularis Mobile and Web – which supports all major browsers – include system alerts when a meaningful event occurs, the ability to control PTZ cameras, and the capability to view live and recorded video on 3G and 4G networks. This next generation of Ocularis Web includes underlying technology for easier installation, providing operators with the ability to view any layout of up to 16 panes, utilizing digital zoom, and supporting device state detection and Windows 10.
Ocularis 5 is offered in three models: Professional, designed for organizations operating multiple locations with small to mid-sized camera counts; Enterprise, built for a wide range of mid to large IT-centric organizations; and Ultimate, created for large organizations with extended command and control needs and recording server failover.
Throughout the Security Canada Central show, OnSSI will demo its software in booth #419 and explain to attendees how Ocularis can save them money and decrease cyber risk while increasing security and peace of mind.