Wavestore’s v6.18 VMS offers practising end users multiple video display areas

Wavestore has introduced an updated version of its open platform and highly secure Linux-based Video Management Software (VMS). Wavestore v6.18 sees the introduction of several innovative features including new flexible display choices, enhanced audio support and additional file storage options, all of which are intended to deliver real-life practical benefits to security and risk managers who wish to obtain maximum value from their video surveillance systems.

Wavestore is now able to provide up to four video display areas (VDAs) on a single client PC, greatly expanding the video workspace that’s available to operators. A simple right click on a mouse enables the adding or removal of a VDA, each of which can simultaneously display both live and recorded video.

Connected cameras can be easily dragged from a device tree into one or more of the VDAs, with the option to configure Wavestore to auto-save the various displays for future use.

v6.18 strengthens Wavestore’s compatibility with a wide range of third party external storage devices, including those which support Network File System (NFS) protocols.

“Wavestore has its own high-performance proprietary data storage system called the Large Allocation Storage System, which enables a host of leading features such as lightning-fast search, HyperRAID and EcoStore,” said Julian Inman, head of product management for Wavestore. “However, we appreciate that some end user clients may wish or need to continue to use existing file systems employing NFS protocols. The new functionality we’ve introduced in Wavestore v6.18 gives them the freedom to do so.”

Until now, Wavestore has only been able to provide two-way audio communication via suitably featured video surveillance cameras. Wavestore v6.18 enables the deliver of audio and talkback even if there’s no related video available, which is perfect for the growth in use of network speakers. End uers can choose to enable the audio input source and talkback independently. 

Other key features built into Wavestore v6.18 include:

*On-Screen PTZ control with optical zoom in/out via a mouse wheel

*Multiple camera stream compatibility (eg the option for three separate streams, each at different frame rates or resolutions)

*Additional functionality when using Wavestore’s PTZ keyboard such as display area selection and camera wash and wipe control

*Moxa Input/Output (I/O) module support

*Improved camera error reporting with clearer messages

*Performance statistics gathering which can be downloaded as CSV

About the Author
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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