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Vista partners with BCDVideo to enhance qulu offering

Given that it’s one of Vista’s core technologies, continual improvements and updates are always being made to the qulu range such that the best user experience can be offered.

The IP video server is the heart of any video surveillance project. It communicates directly with networks, monitors, cameras and every part in-between. The new partnership between Vista and BCDVideo means an even stronger server offering.

As the new supplier of qulu servers, BCDVideo can provide the support and technical developments required for Vista to continue offering an innovative high-end video storage solution that works seamlessly with its existing software package.

The biggest enhancement to the range is the new Small Form Factor (SFF) server which replaces the current Microserver. The new SFF version provides additional features such as updated processing power and graphics capability, a more powerful CPU processor and increased performance via the on-board INTEL graphics processor unit.

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These improvements mean reduced costs for the end user as the SFF server now allows both live video and recorded footage to now be viewed, in addition to recording, meaning there’s no need to purchase an additional viewing client PC.

Jeff Burgess, president/CEO at BCDVideo, commented: “Having had the privilege of knowing Gary Rowden for six years, his approaching BCDVideo about innovating new robust solutions for Vista made for an exciting endeavour. The pay-off for the Vista customer is a synchronised solution born from the collaboration of two engineering teams functioning as one.”

Designed by BCDVideo, the new qulu servers offer “some of the best performing and most efficient video management systems on the market” today, while also maintaining the same great qulu experience. The move to BCDVideo allows Vista to take advantage of the technological developments detailed above, but also to improve lead times and support.

Gary Rowden, divisional director for Vista, stated: “Our partnership with BCDVideo will allow us to offer increased functionality and greater storage levels on our qulu server range, benefiting both ourselves and our customers with even higher levels of support. This is an exciting partnership that further enhances the qulu offering.”

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Veracity releases plug-in for qulu 2.5 VMS connection to COLDSTORE

Veracity (a leading provider of innovative and intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display) has released the latest update for its qulu plug-in, providing tight integration with COLDSTORE as either the main or back-up storage.

Available now from Veracity and Vista, the qulu 2.5 plug-in provides support for full play, fast wind/rewind and synchronised playback as well as full export in this very efficient integration.

Installers and end user administrators can configure the qulu VMS to use COLDSTORE in exactly the same way as any external storage, including storage alerts delivered by e-mail if required, in turn providing a seamless integration experience.

A detailed integration guide explains the plug-in installation and how to optimise qulu to gain the full benefits of COLDSTORE, while a comprehensive set-up and diagnostic COLDSTORE administration application, designated SITESCAPE, is also now available for download.

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End users urged to “experience the power and flexibility of the new Vista Q server”

Vista has announced the release of Q, the four-channel server which comes pre-loaded with four qulu licences.

The Q server brings the power and flexibility of qulu video management software to smaller installations. It supports up to four IP cameras and includes 2 Tb of onboard storage.

As your security needs grow, Q can easily be clustered with other Q devices and servers on the network to form part of a larger system.

Coupled with qulu’s 2.4.1 update, Q may be configured to prioritise failover for up to eight additional cameras in order to protect your most important recordings.

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Designed to allow easy accessibility and simple set up, it helps businesses reduce their total cost of ownership while continuing to provide the same qulu experience.

The 1 Gb of RAM allows 4 x 1080p real-time images to be displayed on the qulu client without affecting the recording performance. Separate, dedicated storage for the Linux OS ensures all 2 Tb of the HDD goes towards the storage of images.

Key features are as follows:

  • Experience qulu on smaller systems: Q comes with four pre-loaded qulu licenses, which is ideal for smaller systems
  • Ultimate scalability: Q can be clustered easily to form part of a larger system as your security needs grow
  • Distributed architecture: reduce the potential of a single point of failure
  • True embedded NVR: powered by an ARM Cortex A7 processor for ultimate power and flexibility
  • Compact dimensions: discreet size and quiet operation ensures suitability for commercial applications

Gary Rowden, divisions director for product management and business development at Vista, commented: “Vista’s qulu VMS has brought a whole new level of interactivity to the interrogation of live and recorded video. Q has been developed specifically to allow smaller systems to benefit from this without compromising costs. Thanks to the distributed architecture, the potential of a single point of failure can be significantly reduced, subsequently ensuring that recordings are kept safe.”

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New face of Vista revealed at IFSEC International 2015

Vista used IFSEC International 2015 as the platform for announcing its exciting new look and direction. This change is visually represented by a fresh new logo which reflects the “clean, modern and progressive” ethos of the brand.

Driving this change was the desire to offer customers a CCTV solution that truly understands their needs and the needs of the market. Obviously, a large part of this rests with the products themselves.

Vista “doesn’t just make the products that everyone else is making”, with the operation “continually innovating, testing new technologies, listening to the market” and “forging new paths”. The result is a family of products that doesn’t always follow the pack, but always offers end users reliability, simplicity and “superb” results.

Vista’s VMS qulu is the epitome of this approach. Now at Version 2.3, qulu has provided the VMS market with a refreshing new approach to video interrogation and has a proven track record within a variety of different industries.

The all-new Vista branding

The all-new Vista branding

It’s not just about the products, though. Vista’s support environment brings together all the expertise and knowledge of a brand that’s been going strong for over 25 years. Vista can provide support every step of the way, from site visits to product demonstrations and on to specification. The business can even remove any risk in end users’ minds by providing demonstrations of products on site.

As well as working closely with integrators, end users and specifiers, Vista has strong partnerships with the other leading brands in the security business sector. Why? It allows Vista to offer customers a greater variety of solutions to best suit their needs.

The recent OEM partnership with global leaders HP for a range of rock solid servers is a great example of how these partnerships are developing. Vista is now also an Axis development partner, ensuring that its software benefits from full integration with Axis technology.

Gary Rowden, divisional director in charge of product management and business development for Norbain, explained: “This is a very exciting time for Vista. After a huge amount of research and development we’re now ready to implement the changes that will offer customers a reliable, innovative and solutions-based CCTV brand. Far more than just products, Vista can offer long-lasting, meaningful and beneficial relationships that help create opportunities and drive business.”

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Vista provides 3 Megapixel 24-hour coverage with new IP domes

Vista has extended its VK2 range with the addition of two 3 Megapixel models. These new additions offer “superb high quality images” and include all of the high end features associated with the rest of the range.

The VK2-3MPBIR3V9F is a true day-night megapixel IP bullet with IR LEDs and remote lens set-up. The 3 Megapixel resolution at up to 20 ips provides “highly detailed images” with large scene content. This ensures the greatest flexibility in retrospective investigation by allowing any part of the scene to be enlarged – in both live and recorded footage – with minimum loss of detail.

For its part, the VK2-3MPVRDIR3V9F is a true day-night megapixel IP vandal-resistant dome complete with IR LEDs. The remote zoom and focus enables operators to set the angle of view and focus from a local or remote PC or tablet.

The new Vista VK2-3MPVRDIR3V9F vandal-resistant dome camera

The new Vista VK2-3MPVRDIR3V9F vandal-resistant dome camera

As for the bullet, 3 Megapixel resolution provides highly detailed real-time images for in-depth live and recorded interrogation.

Key features of the new cameras

• Triple streaming 3 Megapixel resolution
• Remote lens set-up
• IR LEDs
• PoE equipped
• Onboard SD card slot

Bob Forehand, Vista product manager, commented: “The new 3 Megapixel range offers exceptional 24-hour coverage thanks to the IR LEDs and excellent image quality. As is the case with the rest of the Vista range, these models are compatible with our full suite of video management solutions – qulu, QNVR and VK2-Recorders – as well as other third party NVRs and Video Management Systems.”

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Vista launches qulu Video Management Software for end users

End users are promised “a new era of power, performance and freedom” with Vista’s new qulu Video Management Software (VMS). Designed to offer the most efficient performance on the market, this “revolutionary” software allows users to interact with video “like never before”.

Initially previewed at IFSEC International 2014 in June, the software received great acclaim with a number of visitors to London’s ExCeL declaring it to be the best new solution on display at the show.

Vista strongly recommends that prospective end users view the demonstration video on its dedicated Vimeo channel (www.vimeo.com/vistacctv/qulu) to understand “the power and simplicity” of the software.

Vista's qulu VMS

Vista’s qulu VMS

qulu can also be downloaded as a free 30-day trial, allowing end users to explore and discover how simple and quick to install it is, as well as how it can revolutionise the way in which live and recorded video might be interrogated.

“The feedback we’ve received around qulu has been phenomenal,” stated Zoe Yates, Vista’s product manager. “IFSEC International was a great first test and the system passed with flying colours. Since then, we’ve conducted countless demonstrations, held special event days and seen a huge number of hits for the demo video. It’s almost impossible to explain what makes qulu different from any other VMS on the market as it’s all centred around the end user experience. You really do have to see it to believe it.”

Key features and benefits

One-off payment for recording licenses
No base licenses, hidden fees or recurring annual costs. End users buy one license for every camera required

Supports third party cameras (including ‘fish eye’ systems)
Not limited by cameras that only work with a given software

Support for Windows, Linux and Apple Mac operating systems
Unlike the majority of other VMS offerings, qulu allows end users to deploy the operating system with which they’re most comfortable

Interrogate live and recorded video
Select multiple regions of interest and view all scenes simultaneously

Quick, simple search function
Search intelligently by highlighting an area on screen. qulu will display any motion events in that area

Small, easily downloadable software packages
qulu will be up-and-running “before most other VMS packages have even downloaded”. Ideal for areas of limited Internet access (as is often the case when on-site)

Reduce hardware costs
Exceptional performance that “comfortably supports twice as many cameras as other VMS”

For further information visit: http://www.vista-cctv.com/product/qulu

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