OnSSI has added new capabilities and enhancements to its flagship Video Management Software (VMS) platform with the release of Ocularis 5.6. It enhances overall VMS performance and operator functionality, delivers heightened system security with fortified dual authentication measures, and provides enhanced mobile and web access capabilities. These latest improvements included in Ocularis 5.6 combine to further empower users with a best-in-class VMS solution and experience.
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.
“Software providers face the ongoing challenge of increasing user access and programming capabilities while simultaneously fortifying security measures to help prevent unauthorized access. This latest release of Ocularis accomplishes both objectives while improving overall workflows.” said Ken LaMarca, VP of Sales & Marketing, OnSSI.
Ocularis 5.6 bolsters system security by allowing administrators to require dual operator authentication when logging-in, along with the ability to specify system permissions for Ocularis Client or Ocularis Web/Mobile. Every login activity into Ocularis Client is also logged and auditable for documentation and compliance where applicable.
With the heightened security measures in place, Ocularis 5.6 also improves operator functionality. For example, operators can now create, edit, save, and delete views directly from Ocularis Client, giving them the control and flexibility to create the specific views they need to best perform their roles and meet their security objectives while maximizing effectiveness and efficiency.
The updated Ocularis Client also provides users with the ability to view camera names from any number of views that are listed. Additionally, the Client includes a new performance mode that allows larger views to be downscaled for improved bandwidth efficiency. Furthermore, Ocularis Client includes a database update to “Select All Feeds” for exporting, as well as the added ability to select audio from a different source when exporting.
Significant changes have been implemented for Ocularis Mobile as well, including the ability to display multiple cameras in Live Mode while also disabling the IOS idle timer to ensure continuous remote viewing. System administrators can also now designate which specific users and user groups can log in to Ocularis Mobile and Web to control access to video from outside the company network. Additionally, Ocularis Media Server has been further improved with architectural enhancements for better overall performance, scalability, and reliability.
Ocularis 5.6 improves overall system resilience and performance in several ways. Master Core Redundancy (failover) support has been automated, so if the Master Core is unavailable when a user logs in, the user will still be able to access video via a Slave Core. Added performance enhancements include Smart Camera Drivers for Vivotek cameras, extended support for H.265, and extended two-way audio support.