H.265 support on offer for end users with Wavestore’s latest VMS release

Wavestore continues to make incremental improvements to its Video Management Software (VMS) with the introduction of v6.16. The latest version of the company’s open platform and highly secure Linux-based VMS includes support for H.265 compression. As a result, customers are now able to benefit from a considerable reduction in bandwidth and storage capacity requirements due to the efficiency of H.265 over other video formats.

The new Layout Sequences feature allows camera layouts to be defined and shown in a sequence. Each layout can be in any screen format and with any selection of cameras. Each step in the sequence can have an individual dwell-time. Hence, Layout Sequences can afford end users great awareness of what’s happening on all their important cameras with a minimum of screen real estate.

Enhanced I/O compatibility uses the MODBUS protocol. Event-triggered inputs and outputs processed by Adam or Moxa I/O devices can now be integrated with Wavestore’s ‘Cause and Effect’ rules engine to perform any number of functions. Axis VAPIX I/O devices are also integrated, giving systems integrators a wide range of options.

IPv6 compatibility has been introduced for sites that require the latest Internet Protocol addressing. There’s also SIRA-approved VideoGuard remote visual monitoring software platform integration. This feature is likely to be of particular interest to Wavestore’s end user customers in the Middle East who are specifying VideoGuard to ensure essential compliance with Dubai police requirements.

Licensing enhancements

Wavestore has introduced a new licensing option for encoders and multi-sensor cameras to lower the cost of deploying systems that use these technologies. The new encoder and multi-sensor licence type is available at all levels (BASE, PREMIUM, ENTERPRISE and ULTIMATE) which licenses the entire encoder or multi-sensor camera instead of each individual channel. They can be mixed and matched as necessary with individual IP channel licenses across a solution. This means that Wavestore customers who wish to continue using their legacy analogue cameras now only require a single EMS licence in order to use a 16-channel standard definition encoder, a four-channel AHD/TVI/CVI encoder or a multi-sensor camera from a host of world-leading brands.

“We’re constantly looking at ways in which we can enhance value and enable our customers to achieve more from their integrated security solutions and, in this respect, many of the enhancements incorporated into V6.16 are in response to feedback from system integrators who wish to meet evolving market requirements,” explained Julian Inman, head of product management for Wavestore. “Our customers can be confident that we remain committed to a programme of continual improvement and that we’ll be introducing additional innovative features and practical functionality over the coming months.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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