Ocularis version 5.4 from OnSSI is the latest version of the Video Management Software (VMS) solution. This release further expands the product’s ability to provide end users with a comprehensive yet easy-to-use video management platform that accommodates the latest industry trends and expands on-the-go coverage.
Ocularis is an open platform VMS. It lets users record both analog video and video from newly integrated IP network cameras, and can become a Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) platform, putting users in control of advanced tools and enhanced integrations like smart motion detection, access control, biometrics, and behavior analytics. Ocularis 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 demanding command and control needs and recording server failover.
New to Ocularis 5.4 is support for H.265 compression for better image quality with less data, and a reduction of video bandwidth usage and storage requirements. Additional features include installation improvements such as increased SQL server flexibility; new view layouts in Ocularis Client; and expanded Ocularis 5 Web and Mobile features such as M2O™ (Mobile-to-Ocularis) technology, alert handling, triggers, AVI exporting, and Ocularis toast notifications.
“Ocularis continues to evolve with enhancements that fulfill users’ requests and address the latest technology trends impacting our industry,” said Ken LaMarca, VP of Sales & Marketing, OnSSI. “The bountiful enhancements of Ocularis 5.4 will help users achieve more customized and better results via the improved image quality, on-the-go video capture capability, and operational refinements in this latest release.”
An overview of enhancements available with the Ocularis 5.4 VMS:
Ocularis Recorder enhancements include: H.265 support for Hanwha Techwin, Hikvision, and Interlogix high resolution cameras; multi-channel support for Hikvision encoders and IP cameras; Hikvision Smart Driver for full use of all camera features; two-way audio support for Axis cameras and devices; adjustable network timeout threshold for ONVIF Profile-S cameras to reduce false network alarm failures; and updated Ocularis program icons for quicker and easier app identification.
Ocularis 5 Mobile enhancements include: M2O™ (Mobile-to-Ocularis) available for iOS (in addition to Android) to send video directly to Ocularis via cell phone or tablet to capture critical video as it happens from wherever you are; “one tap” capture of JPEG images on Android or iOS devices for sharing of snapshots via SMS, chat apps, Skype, e-mail, and more; new trigger capability to move a PTZ camera, release a door, initiate an alarm, or turn on lights; alert/event badge counter now available for Android devices; and numerous advancements on how AVI files are processed, managed, and stored.
Ocularis 5 Web enhancements include: Audio and visual Ocularis toast notifications for events; events acknowledged from the Web Client even if the browser is minimized; ability to set priority level for audio and visual notifications individually; quick action triggers for individual and global cameras; and the sharing of AVI exports including audio via a direct link.
Ocularis Client enhancements include: Notifications of new Ocularis Client version availability to users with admin rights; the ability for Ocularis operators to self-update their own Clients; and three new view layouts including 2 x 3, 6 x 4 x 6, and 1 over 4.
Ocularis Base and Administrator enhancements include: Increased SQL Server flexibility with system administrator rights no longer required for easier installations; simple deployment in more locations with fewer requirements; redesigned and streamlined log-in screens for Ocularis Administrator, Client, and Event Proxy; a new ‘Settings’ tab in Administrator; and the ability to manage trigger rights in Ocularis Administrator to uniquely configure Operator profiles.