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Third party protocol integration

WaveSTAR is a new feature in Version 5.40 of Wavestore’s video recording and management software (VMS). The makers say it offers a way to integrate any third party’s equipment protocols.

It allows information in many forms and countless protocols to trigger any of the wide range of responses possible in a Wavestore system. These include actions such as controlling recordings, directing PTZ cameras, switching display contents for all or specified users, and e-mailing images and other information, all using configurable Wavestore ‘rules’. Chris Williams, Director of Wavestore, said: “One of the major challenges facing the electronic security industry is that customers, in order to achieve maximum advantage from their investment in a security system, require a totally integrated solution. There is however a vast range of disparate technologies that may be required to continuously interoperate. Although this is quite often achieved by system integrators using SDKs, this method of integration has to be coded which takes time to complete, and may have to conform to development and testing schedules.”

WaveSTAR (Sensing, Translation, Action and Response) is intended to accept alarm or message inputs from third party equipment and where necessary, it extracts the relevant data to enable the appropriate action or response. A range of data inputs are supported including UDP messages, TCP messages (binary and textual lines), HTTP messages and Serial port data. WaveSTAR can facilitate integration with a range of equipment and systems including Access Control, Intruder and Perimeter detection, Biometrics, License Plate Recognition, Facial Recognition, Perimeter Intrusion Detection, People Counting and Video Analytics.

One of the first projects in which WaveSTAR has been used is where there has been a need to integrate Wavestore’s VMS with EPOS (electronic point of sale). Text from the EPOS devices, typically the data stream sent by a till to a printer, can be input to a Wavestore server for display alongside associated video images. The input can be by serial (RS232 or similar) or network (TCP or UDP) ports, and is processed by a script created by the system integrator so that it is formatted for its specific use.

About Wavestore:

Wavestore is a Linux based video recording and management system, which is able to simultaneously record images captured by combinations of analogue, IP, megapixel, HD, HDcctv and 360 degree cameras.

Wavestore’s video management software is ONVIF Profile S Conformant. Profile S describes the common functionalities shared by ONVIF conformant video management systems and devices that send, configure, request or control the streaming of media data over an IP network, and includes specific features such as PTZ control, audio streaming and relay outputs. It can work with video analytics, access control, command and control, PSIM, motion detection, license plate recognition, abandoned object and intruder detection, people counting, perimeter security detection and traffic monitoring.

Available as a fully assembled server or to OEMs and system integrators as a VMS, it is able to fulfil applications from small standalone systems up to large distributed server networks with thousands of cameras and detectors.



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