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Digital Barriers launches Cloud Video Platform in wake of successful beta trials with key partners

Following on from successful beta trials involving key partners, Digital Barriers has announced the launch of its Cloud Video Platform (CVP). From launch, CVP provides automatic video alert verification, camera tampering alerts and face detection, all from a cloud service. In turn, this enables organisations of all sizes across both the commercial and public sectors to analyse their video more effectively and efficiently.

The volume of video being captured and stored by organisations is on the increase each and every year. Typically, it’s locked away within a corporate data repository. In truth, this video is rarely viewed or shared due to the cost and complexity of analysing it or viewing it at the point of need.

Using advanced video analytics, CVP can help organisations identify what’s important and compress live and recorded video such that it may be shared more easily, subsequently enhancing operational effectiveness.

CVP can also help Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) reduce their number of false alarms through advanced analytics and enhancement tools over direct web services. Managers and operators are able to use CVP to quickly verify potential threats without significant installation or deployment costs, whereas in the past deploying such tools has been both time-consuming and expensive, leading to prolonged procurements and delayed implementations.

CVP has been designed to be easy to integrate. It’s highly efficient and is extremely cost-effective. The solution is designed to deliver genuine benefits to organisations, helping to make sense of the often limitless volumes of video being captured and stored. Importantly, CVP is able to operate on public, private and secure Government clouds.

Digital Barriers will launch new video analytic algorithms to CVP over the coming months, including its full facial recognition and Government-accredited intrusion detection analytics (designated SafeZone). It will also host third party analytics such as license plate recognition and vehicle traffic analytics.

Later this year, Digital Barriers’ video technology, TVI, will also be available as a cloud service to provide reliable, live, real-time video streaming over cellular networks (including 4G) from existing video stores.

Zak Doffman: CEO at Digital Barriers

Zak Doffman: CEO at Digital Barriers

Zak Doffman, CEO at Digital Barriers, commented: “The growth in IP network video and edge analytics has already created a generational technology shift in this market. Now, the evolution to cloud services will do the same again. Our video streaming and analytics technologies are uniquely capable over wireless networks. This is why they’ve been adopted by some of the world’s leading defence and security organisations and have sold into more than 30 countries. This gives us a very compelling advantage over other cloud video offerings that will inevitably come to market.”

Doffman concluded: “With the launch of the Cloud Video Platform we can give connected cameras anywhere in the world almost instant access to our suite of advanced video tools with no deployment costs or delays. This solution will continue to develop as we add cutting-edge analytics from not only Digital Barriers but also third parties.”

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VMS developer Wavestore and NBM agree terms on distribution partnership

Wavestore, a leading global supplier of video management software (VMS), has agreed a new distribution partnership with NBM Distribution. Under the terms of the agreement, NBM Distribution will supply Wavestore’s hardware-based solutions to its extensive customer base of installers and systems integrators throughout the EMEA region. 

NBM Distribution was established in 1988 to service the growing demands of the computer network market. From an 11,000 sq ft warehouse located in Hemel Hempstead, the company offers the IT channel an extensive portfolio of network solutions developed by leading manufacturers including MOBOTIX, Allied Telesis, Synology, Brand-Rex, Netgenium, Redetec, Riello, GJD Technologies, Prism Enclosures and Rittal.

Supported by an ongoing commitment to provide all customers with the highest level of service in the data cabling industry, the company has increased its sales to over £9 million.

Danny Kindell: managing director of NBM Distribution

Danny Kindell: managing director of NBM Distribution

“We’ve decided upon a single vendor strategy in respect of video surveillance products and, on that basis, we carefully evaluated video management solutions from a wide range of manufacturers before reaching this distribution agreement with Wavestore,” said Danny Kindell, managing director of NBM Distribution.

“Wavestore’s open platform VMS will provide our customers with the option to deploy a video surveillance solution which can be integrated with a wide range of other  security and IT-related systems. It also works particularly well with Megapixel and 360-degree cameras manufactured by MOBOTIX whom we work with on an exclusive basis.”

Identifying new business opportunities

Also commenting on the new working arrangements, Chris Williams (director of Wavestore) said: “NBM Distribution’s in-depth knowledge and understanding of the network sector makes the company an ideal partner to help us identify new business opportunities within the IT channel. We’re looking forward to working with the NBM Distribution team to bring the benefits of our video management solutions to the attention of professionals who work within the network sector.”

Wavestore director Chris Williams

Wavestore director Chris Williams

Williams added: “The timing of this partnership agreement could not be better as it coincides with the imminent launch of Wavestore V6 which will incorporate a number of exciting and innovative new features. These include the EcoStore intelligent power saving hard drive management technology offering a potential power saving of up to 90% per hard drive. V6 will also feature Wavestore’s proprietary data storage solution. Its highly scalable recording design supports up to 64 Petabytes of storage per single volume, each with a capacity of up to 64 trillion images, and is configurable for an unlimited number of volumes.”

Wavestore is a powerful and user-friendly Linux-based video recording and management system able to simultaneously record images captured by combinations of analogue, IP, Megapixel, HD, HD-SDI and 360-degree cameras.

As a business, Wavestore is fully committed to an open platform philosophy. This enables the company to integrate and work closely with camera manufacturers and other third party technology partners in offering a comprehensive security solution which can include video analytics, access control, Command and Control, Physical Security Information Management (PSIM), motion detection, license plate recognition, abandoned object and intruder detection, people counting, perimeter security detection and traffic monitoring systems.

WaveView in operation

WaveView in operation

Wavestore’s video management software is ONVIF Profile S-conformant. Profile S describes the common functionalities shared by ONVIF-conformant video management systems and devices that send, configure, request or control the streaming of media data over an IP network, and includes specific features such as PTZ control, audio streaming and relay outputs.

Paradigm shift in the approach to VMS

The expertise of its hardware and software development teams ensures that Wavestore is able to react quickly to rapidly changing market demands. Indeed, many of the features incorporated within Wavestore V5 were introduced as a direct result of listening and responding to customer requirements.

Some of those features are unique to Wavestore. One such is de-warping software, which facilitates the recording and display of the fish-eye images captured by 180 and 360-degree panoramic cameras.

Wavestore’s DVRs, NVRs and HVRs are rugged, reliable and straightforward to install, configure and operate

Wavestore’s DVRs, NVRs and HVRs are rugged, reliable and straightforward to install, configure and operate

Developed on the Linux operating system, Wavestore’s DVRs, NVRs and HVRs are rugged, reliable and straightforward to install, configure and operate.

Wavestore systems are also easily expandable and upgradable as and when a client’s requirements change, while Wavestore’s powerful SDK and metadata capability enables integrated security solutions to be developed that will provide a rapid response to dynamic events for end users.

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