New Version of Omnicast Takes Full Advantage of ObjectVideo OnBoard and OV Ready, Supporting a Growing Network of Pre-Integrated Devices
RESTON, VA, OCTOBER 28, 2009 —
ObjectVideo®, the leader in intelligent video, today announced that its ObjectVideo® OnBoard® and OV Ready technologies are being used by world-class IP security solution provider Genetec, as part of the newest version of their IP video surveillance management solution, Omnicast 4.5.
Omnicast 4.5 now fully supports ObjectVideo OnBoard through its incorporation of OV Ready, an XML-based intelligent video protocol, allowing the user to not only receive alerts within the Omnicast environment, but also to fully configure and define analytics rules for cameras and other ObjectVideo OnBoard enabled devices on the IP network.
The standardized analytics events generated by an OV Ready-enabled camera or IP device are received by Omnicast, which can then establish policies for how that information is used based on rules in place for that view, i.e., vehicle crossing a Video TripWire, object removal, camera tampering, person loitering, etc. Based on these events, Omnicast can then take specific actions, such as generating an alarm to a group of users, displaying the related video to specific operators or providing a procedure for handling the particular event. These events can also be bookmarked to the recordings and users can conduct after-the-fact investigations, searching based on type of event through Genetec’s Archive Player.
In addition to establishing a common platform for receiving analytic events, Omnicast 4.5 benefits system integrators and end customers by delivering a 100 percent unified interface for ObjectVideo analytics rule definition and configuration. Omnicast 4.5 makes available OV Ready rule management interfaces that support the entire set of ObjectVideo detection behaviors and communicate the rule configuration data directly with analytic devices, thus eliminating the need for an external analytic system and set of interfaces.
The current network of OV Ready-enabled devices on the market includes the Pelco Sarix IXE20DN and IXE20C, and a variety of Lanaccess’ onSafe encoders, video servers and intelligent appliances.
With more than 800,000 channels of video analytics sold worldwide, ObjectVideo® is the leading provider of intelligent video software. The company’s innovative products convert video to data in real-time through the detection, classification and tracking of relevant activities. ObjectVideo intelligent analytics are available to the market through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that embed ObjectVideo® OnBoard® processor-based technology into a wide variety of devices throughout the surveillance system. ObjectVideo’s partner network includes more than 60 manufacturers and technology providers. For more information, please visit www.objectvideo.com and to stay up-to-date on ObjectVideo news and views, read blogOV athttp://blog.objectvideo.com.