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Shining a light on Raytec and Wavestore’s systems integration move

The recent announcement that Wavestore’s open platform Video Management Software (VMS) has been successfully integrated with Raytec’s lighting solutions means that operators are now able to match the security requirements for individual locations throughout a site with a wide range of lighting options managed directly from Wavestore’s front-end ‘one screen, total control’ display. 

Raytec and Wavestore’s technical teams have worked closely together to develop an intelligent lighting solution which can be controlled via Wavestore’s VMS by simply clicking on fully-customisable buttons. The solution also enables the ideal lighting for each situation to be automatically selected when a moving object is detected or by metadata-triggered events from other systems and software, such as access control, ANPR, alarm sensors, cameras, face recognition and other forms of video analytics.

“There are so many different reasons why our end user clients may need supplementary lighting and this smart solution provides them with the flexibility to choose from a long list of options which exactly meet their requirements,” explained Enrico Bizzaro, head of integrations for Wavestore.

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Minimising energy costs

“Our clients tell us that minimising energy costs and light pollution is important to them, so this integrated solution has been designed to ensure lights are only turned on when needed. This could be, for example, at an access control reader location in order to visually verify the identity of a card holder or to enhance the ability to read the number plate of a vehicle entering a site. Lighting is also quite often used to add to the deterrent factor of a video surveillance system and, in this respect, operators can choose different options such as SOS, Hi-Lo and Wave light effects.”

The benefits offered by the deep level of integration between the two technologies are available  as standard across Wavestore Premium, Wavestore Enterprise and Wavestore Ultimate channel license levels. 

First to support Hybrid LED illuminators

Wavestore was the first VMS to support Raytec’s Hybrid LED illuminators which bring the benefits of White Light and infrared technology into a single unit. With less cabling required, the 2-in-1 solution reduces installation costs as well as negating the capital cost of deploying two separate lighting units.

Wavestore enables the Hybrid LED illuminators to be controlled individually or as a group with all commands, such as scheduled on/off timings and brightness, securely authenticated by Wavestore in order to prevent unauthorised access to the illuminators over the network.

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Wavestore expands into North America with focus on customer service and support

Wavestore, the open platform Video Management Software (VMS) developer, has opened a new office – designated Wavestore Americas Inc – in Montreal to service the company’s expanding customer base across the USA and Canada.

In combination with the firm’s headquarters in Uxbridge, the new office space significantly expands Wavestore’s footprint and supports the company’s growth strategy. With a dedicated team of sales and support professionals already in place to promote and drive the highly successful Channel Partner Program, the local office will offer the business’ portfolio of VMS products to customers across the whole of North America.

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James Smith, managing director of Wavestore Global, commented: “Wavestore is currently enjoying record sales into its key focus markets, but we know that simply having great products isn’t enough. Our customers tell us that they really appreciate the fact we’re there for them when they need help with things like specification and technical support. By opening an office in North America with a dedicated team to meet local demands, we can ensure we live up to the high expectations that our customers place on our brand.”

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Mark Cup, director of Wavestore Americas, added: “We’re very proud of the success Wavestore has seen after the release of Version 6. With that success comes a need to scale our efforts, especially in a growing security market like North America. We’re looking forward to signing up customers to our Channel Partner Program. We’ll soon be running our first day-long Systems Integrator training sessions where delegates can be ‘hands on’ with the system.”

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Hikvision launches new website and outlines Roadshow Series for 2017

Hikvision UK and Ireland has launched a new website at www.hikvision.co.uk. With tailored content for the UK and Ireland market, the new website forms part of Hikvision’s wider marketing strategy in the region.

In addition to information on localised product content, news and details of its authorised distributor network, Hikvision UK and Ireland is now able to promote all industry events that the business will be attending.

Andy Keeley, marketing manager for Hikvision UK and Ireland, stated: “Our new website builds the foundations for our customer communications moving forward. We now have the flexibility to promote product content, news and events which are applicable to our UK and Ireland customer base along with relevant news and information from our international headquarters. We’re also very pleased to announce the dates and locations of our Spring 2017 Roadshow Series on our new website.”

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Taking place in March in five cities across the UK and Ireland, the Hikvision Spring 2017 Roadshow Series is designed to demonstrate the latest technological advancements from Hikvision including 4K and H.265+ surveillance cameras, the Hikvision 24 MP PanoVu, thermal imaging solutions and the latest in Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology.

Hikvision will also be joined by Pyronix, Seagate and Wavestore who will all be demonstrating their latest products and solutions. Further details and event registration can be found at: www.hikvision.co.uk/roadshow

The new Hikvision UK and Ireland website will continue to evolve to ensure that industry professionals are kept up-to-date with the latest news and product details.

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Quadrant Security Group awarded Wavestore Enterprise Level Partner status

Wavestore, the British manufacturer of Video Management Software (VMS), has announced that Quadrant Security Group (QSG) has been awarded Wavestore Enterprise Level Partner status to recognise the close working relationship between the two companies.

Wavestore’s ‘Better Together’ Partner Programme is designed to provide maximum support and real-world advantages for systems integrators who are choosing to recommend Wavestore VMS solutions to their end user clients.

Iain Beadle, managing director at QSG, commented: “Our customers are increasingly looking towards the integration of devices and systems across their estates in order to deliver operational and management efficiency within their businesses, in addition to enhancing security. As technology continues to evolve, we need to make sure that we work with a range of supplier partners who can help us deliver cost-effective and future-proof solutions that benefit customers in our target markets.”

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Beadle continued: “We’ve been working closely with Wavestore on designing and delivering large and complex projects, some of which have heavy bespoke elements. Its VMS is one that enables us to meet exacting system specifications in the here and now, while also safeguarding additional integration functionality over time.”

Glenn Fletcher, sales director at Wavestore, added: “Partnership is vitally important for our business, and we’re delighted to have QSG at the very pinnacle of designing, installing and commissioning Wavestore’s VMS. We’re very much looking forward to working with and supporting the team at QSG to deliver the best solutions for our mutual clients.”

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Norbain announces release of Wavestore’s full line-up of small and medium-sized NVRs and HVRs

Norbain has announced the release of Wavestore’s latest NVR and HVR units. The units have been designed to meet the widest possible range of small, medium and large-scale video surveillance applications and come pre-installed with Version 6 of Wavestore’s award-winning VMS.

With the option to upgrade or expand at any time in the future without having to reinstall the software, end users can choose from Base, Premium or Enterprise levels and select the exact number of camera licences required for the application at hand.

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A-Series NVRs are compact desk or VESA mount NVRs suitable for small professional security applications encompassing up to eight IP cameras. With 1 TB and 2 TB recording options, they benefit from 100 Mbits/s throughput.

E-Series 1 U rack-mount NVRs and HVRs satisfy professional security applications that require up to 32 IP cameras or, for the hybrid version, any combination of up to 16 IP cameras and 16 analogue cameras. With 2 x internal HDDs, they provide up to 12 TB of recording and deliver 300 Mbits/s throughput.

P-Series NVRs are designed to offer a robust and reliable recording management and control solution. As a standalone unit, the appliances are able to operate Wavestore’s WaveView client software as well as Wavestore’s VMS from the same unit, providing a one-box solution for a wide range of security applications.

Suitable for a host of professional security applications, they have the ability to handle up to 32 IP cameras and, with 2 x internal HDDs, provide up to 12 TB of recording while delivering 300 Mbits/s throughput.

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Wavestore moves to integrate VMS with Paxton Net2 access control solution

Wavestore’s open platform Video Management Software (VMS) has been successfully integrated with Paxton’s Net2 access control system.

“In simple terms, the integration of Paxton Net2 with our VMS ensures that operators can instantly view live or recorded video to visually verify access control events,” said Enrico Bizzaro, head of integrations at Wavestore. “However, our respective engineering teams have worked closely together to achieve a level of functionality that delivers what we believe is the ‘Best of Breed’ solution for video, data and access control management.”

Net2 is a PC-based access control solution which offers centralised administration and control of sites from single to hundreds of doors and with up to 50,000 users. It can be easily customised to set up access privileges accommodating groups or individuals, while event reports may be generated with just a few clicks.

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High level of technology interaction

“With an increasing number of access control and video surveillance systems being specified for the same projects, end users are understandably looking for a high level of interaction between the two technologies in order to provide a complete solution,” continued Bizzaro. “With this in mind, and working in partnership with Paxton, we’re able to offer a solution that provides two-way communication between the respective systems. This enables, for example, doors to be locked and unlocked remotely via Wavestore’s WaveView client application for seamless operation.”

Wavestore’s ‘any video, any format’ philosophy sees its VMS support all leading camera vendors across multiple camera technologies. These include very high megapixel, Ultra HD, 4K, HD, 360° fisheye, thermal and analogue cameras operating on H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MxPEG and JPEG200 video formats.

Wavestore can also integrate a host of other devices and sensors into its VMS, in turn allowing operators to simultaneously view, control and manage live video, recorded footage and integrated devices all from one screen and all at the same time to create a fully scalable and powerful total security solution.

Searching for access events

Other key features of the integration include the ability to easily search for access control events from any keyword, such as a person’s first name, surname or any other database credentials and instantly bring up video as well as perform back-up procedures using Wavestore’s three-click evidential export function from associated cameras.

There’s also the ability to view video of events in real time, such as ‘access denied’. Thanks to the Wavestore rules engine, end users are able to configure any number of customised actions in response to trigger events, such as when a person of interest presents a token to a specific door reader.

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Wavestore releases Version 6 of award-winning Video Management Software

Wavestore has announced the introduction of additional features and functionality in its new V6 Video Management Software (VMS) and WaveView client software.

Known for providing leading system integrity and user friendliness, many major improvements have been incorporated within Wavestore V6 with the objective of enabling end users to securely and more easily “unlock the full potential” of an integrated security system.

Widely referred to as the ‘operator’s favourite GUI’, Wavestore’s graphical display has been revised with a fresh new look featuring updated icons and graphics, making it even more intuitive to use. The addition of dockable components and ‘configurability’ of the live event stream window provides an enhanced user experience which allows individual operators to arrive at their pre-customised screen layouts each time they log in.

V6 also introduces camera short-cut keys using the keyboard number pad for added convenience and security enhancements to protect against malicious hacking attempts, including enhanced encryption and a high-security password policy.

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“Many of the new or updated features in V6 have been developed as a direct result of feedback from our worldwide network of customers,” said Julian Inman, product manager at Wavestore. “For example, Wavestore’s client side de-warping feature, which supports a wide range of 360 degree cameras, now offers greater flexibility by enabling the cameras to be fitted on angled surfaces, and not just flat ceilings or walls. We’ve also added full SDK integration with ImmerVision lenses and Oncam cameras.”

V6 maintains Wavestore’s ‘any video, any format’ philosophy which sees it supporting all leading camera vendors across multiple camera technologies. These include very high megapixel, Ultra HD, 4K, HD, 360° fisheye, thermal and analogue cameras operating on H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MxPEG and JPEG2000 video formats.

Improved support for larger systems

As the result of an update incorporated within V6, Wavestore’s proprietary Large Allocated Storage System (LASS) now empowers the VMS to manage an industry-leading 384 Petabytes of data per server. As such,V6 claims to set a new industry benchmark for Enterprise level applications with effectively no limit to the mass of images it can manage. The calculation and system design process is also greatly simplified.

Intelligent failover is now also available at Wavestore Enterprise level to ensure minimal disruption to recording should a fault occur, and to deliver resilience and peace of mind for mission-critical applications.

“We’ve made it as flexible as possible for specifiers and systems integrators to choose the right level of software required for a each project, while our simple ‘buy once’ licence model enables additional licenses to be purchased if and when a system grows,” explained Inman.

“Wavestore can be cost-effectively deployed for small to medium-size projects with either our Base or Premium levels of software, and then upgraded when required to Enterprise level for larger or more critical applications.”

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