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SeeTec, the video management software company, has launched the second release of products in 2018. The recent version R13 of the video management software SeeTec Cayuga comes with a new interface. SeeTec BVI is the firm’s customisable video product to support business operations.
SeeTec Cayuga offers flexibility to hook up to security systems via interfaces and integrations. With its latest release R13, SeeTec now unveils a tool, which makes it easier to create multiple systems and applications communicating with each other. The SeeTec Event Interface (SEI) connects the SeeTec Cayuga video management software to third-party security products using a driver-based approach.
All events from third-party applications such as access control and intruder alarms can now be visualised within the video management software (VMS), for example by displaying them in maps and floor plans or opening the relevant camera streams. This gives system operators a better overview, reducing the reaction time in case of incidents.
Andreas Conrad, Marketing Director at SeeTec, says of the new interface: “As the SEI is a well-documented and open interface, technology and solution partners are now able to easily develop plugins by themselves to connect SeeTec Cayuga with their product portfolios. This facilitates the implementation of integrated security systems, providing added value especially for corporate and enterprise customers. Furthermore, it underlines the solution-based approach of SeeTec.”
An extension of the SeeTec Analysis Interface now also supports the integration of any edge or server-based license plate recognition solution on the market.
Among the usability features in R13, the video backup within SeeTec Cayuga saw a revamp. It allows the automatic backup of video recordings based on time schedules or – which is new – on event triggers. If a back-up operation is interrupted (as when using Wi-Fi connections to offload data from mobile units such as trains or trams), it can be resumed automatically. An improved notification system provides full transparency about the status of scheduled and back-ups.
Also part of the release, especially in critical infrastructure, continuous recording even in case of a server breakdown is crucial. To keep recording gaps at an absolute minimum, SeeTec Cayuga R13 now supports mirrored recording, so that the video streams coming from the cameras can be recorded simultaneously on two servers. Playback of archive footage has been optimised, now allowing a more precise timeline navigation as well as seamless and smooth reverse playback. And the average CPU load on server side could be reduced by up to half though optimisations in communication between internal components.
SeeTec BVI, the second SeeTec software product that will be published as R13, also sees various improvements. With logistics and retail in mind, SeeTec BVI is shifting its paradigm, because the software can – for the first time – be used for the live monitoring of scans, transactions or other events. For retail that means that a security guard can now monitor multiple cash desks and mark suspicious activities directly within SeeTec BVI. In logistics this new functionality can be used for the surveillance of the picking process of an order.
SeeTec BVI provides other improvements, such as a more precise timeline handling in the video archive.
Customers with a valid Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) can download and install the update to SeeTec Cayuga R13, whereas SeeTec BVI R13 will become available in late January 2019. For both applications the installation can be done manually or if updated from an installed base via the built-in Auto Updater.