VMS Features

Home / VMS Features

VMS Features

Home / VMS Features

VMS Features

CathexisVision 2017 is well-equipped for future enhancement, and this has been achieved through signi­ficantly improving the overall operating system. Clients will benefit from the fact that CathexisVision software makes full use of recording and client viewing server hardware.

Large sites often require multiple control rooms and tiers of management. Therefore, for effective site management it is important to control the access levels of the various users. CathexisVision software offers multiple levels of users each with a unique username and password. Administrators can manage users across the site, or across multiple sites, from a central location.

CathexisVision Adjacent Camera Mapping allows for simplified and accurate camera selection, streamlining the process.  Follow people or specific incidents taking place on site, by eliminating the need to remember camera names and locations in a crisis.
In live, or recorded view, the CathexisVision Graphical User Interface  can display links to cameras adjacent to the currently selected view. Selecting one of these links, shown as blue arrows on the current camera image, enables the rapid selection of the adjacent camera in one of eight preconfigured directions

The CathexisVision Advanced Video Search Features offer a sophisticated suite of tools that dramatically speed up the process of viewing pre-recorded footage. Users can setup specific searches that will eliminate the need to review irrelevant footage, saving ample time and significantly improving the overall security of the entire system.

The CathexisVision Advanced Video Search Features offers users the choice of three highly customizable tools:

·          

  • Snap Search

  • Motion Search

  • Activity Trails

The CathexisVision Alarm Management Gateway (AMG) is an advanced management tool that is part of the feature-rich CathexisVision Video Surveillance Management Software Suite. When added to the CathexisVision open platform VMS, the AMG drives increased management of alarms in a centralised control room. This, in turn, provides customers with maximum return on their investment in surveillance technology .

The CathexisVision AMG provides the ability to centrally, and remotely, manage alarms from one or multiple sites. The AMG enables the operator to respond to defined events, instead of watching hundreds or even thousands of video feeds,  in order to to look for specific event footage. AMG events/alarms can be User-defined site events, Technical Alarms, or a breakdown in communication between the AMG and the sites whose events the AMG is managing.

CathexisVision provides the optimal surveillance solution for a wide variety of applications, such as: a local single server; single-site systems; international multi-server, multi-site operations.

CathexisVision provides an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) solution for both low and high-speed applications. The ANPR software allows for the identification and capturing of number plate information via cameras and databases.

This provides 24/7 access to users who can compare images captured to blacklists or whitelists and take immediate appropriate action against these comparisons. The ANPR feature is well-suited to any parking/access control application as well as any high-speed freeway detection requirements

Recognition of license plates from over 200 countries

The CathexisVision ANPR Feature, with its proven high-performance capability, can be used worldwide. The world-leading technology covers over 200 countries.

 

The CathexisVision ANPR Suite includes:

  • One of the world’s leading algorithms for instant recognition.

  • Recognition of license plates from over 200 countries.

  • Compatibility with standard (visible light) and infrared ANPR cameras.

  • The creation of unique groups (blacklists, whitelists, employees, contractors).

  • Predetermined actions for the various groups.

  • Seamless camera setup.

  • Simplified database mining capability.

 

Key Benefits:

  • Maximum security.

  • Denies unauthorised access.

  • Ability to capture information regardless of the speed of light.

  • High-definition images for accurate identification.

  • View events from specific time-frames.

The CathexisVision Advanced Video Search Features offer a sophisticated suite of tools that dramatically speed up the process of viewing pre-recorded footage. Users can setup specific searches that will eliminate the need to review irrelevant footage, saving ample time and significantly improving the overall security of the entire system.

The CathexisVision Advanced Video Search Features offers users the choice of three highly customizable tools:

·          

  • Snap Search

  • Motion Search

  • Activity Trails

CathexisVision Adjacent Camera Mapping allows for simplified and accurate camera selection, streamlining the process.  Follow people or specific incidents taking place on site, by eliminating the need to remember camera names and locations in a crisis.
In live, or recorded view, the CathexisVision Graphical User Interface  can display links to cameras adjacent to the currently selected view. Selecting one of these links, shown as blue arrows on the current camera image, enables the rapid selection of the adjacent camera in one of eight preconfigured directions

Our CPC feature makes it easy to apply camera settings across multiple cameras. Settings like multiple video streams, resolutions, frame rates, bitrates and others are easily copied and pasted from one reference camera to as many of your site’s cameras as you wish, thereby reducing site setup times significantly.

Our mobile device applications enable you to remotely view cameras from your mobile device. CatMobile enables you to view up to four cameras simultaneously, review recorded footage from selected cameras and control PTZ cameras from the user interface. We also perform automatic scaling of video resolution to suit the bandwidth available to your phone. CatMobile easily enables you to connect to multiple sites wherever you may be in the world.

CatObserver is a feature that enables a selected viewing monitor to be configured as a “virtual camera” so that all the activity viewed on this computer screen is recorded. Advantages include easy archiving and access to all that an operator has viewed during an incident without having to archive or access multiple cameras’ footage.

In accordance with our ongoing quest to ensure system and data integrity, we have added improved security measures to our system. In addition to the existing secure, internal systems communication encryption, CathexisVision now supports encryption for all external site connections, and offers four, selectable encryption levels. We have also added secure IP camera connection and data encryption to further enhance security.

The Cathexis design tool allows you to input all the parameters of your site, including camera numbers, frame rates, resolution as well as the number of days storage required for your solution. It will then suggest the best recording servers for your application and supply you with a bill of materials (BOM) for the CathexisVision licenses that are required to satisfy the requirements that you have provided.

CathexisVision uses Dynamic Video Stream Selection (DVSS) to optimize the displaying of live video on video wall monitors. Intelligent selection of the matched video stream to the display resolution of the monitor is achieved by selecting the camera video stream with the lowest resolution that matches the display area on the selected video monitor whilst maintaining the maximum possible pixel density of the displayed image.

The major benefit is that the Viewing Station CPU and Memory decoding load is significantly reduced for multiple DVSS camera views, allowing for an increased number of camera views for the same hardware requirements. Conversely, due to the improved efficiency of the Viewing Station video decoding, a hardware cost saving can be achieved with the specification of a lower performance CPU and/or lower memory requirement.

 

If for instance as per the attached graphic the monitor is HD, then a single HD stream will be sufficient to provide a single full-screen image at this resolution. If the requirement is for the simultaneous viewing of 4x HD cameras then to maintain the same pixel density for each camera image, only a ¼ HD video stream is required from each camera to achieve maximum full-screen resolution of HD for all 4 video streams.

CathexisVision has an extremely powerful diagnostics suite. Apart from our already powerful “health monitoring”, we provide tools to assist the installers to analyse the whole system environment, both in real time and historically. Monitoring such parameters as network camera video streaming performance, recording bitrates, live viewing statistics, and network throughput, enables our partners to easily troubleshoot problems on-site. This provides real intelligence on the technical integrity of the solution.

The CathexisVision software offers intelligent configuration of events and the actions that can be initiated in response to these events.

Events can be triggered from inputs, video analytics, or integrated third-party system triggers. Rules-based configuration enables automatic responses associated with these specific events to be performed, including switching cameras to monitors, sending emails, controlling relay outputs, sending alarms to a control room, playing audio clips and many others.

For high security and mission-critical applications where downtime of recording servers is not an option, CathexisVision offers the option of failover of recording servers. This gives the customer peace of mind knowing that data loss is no longer an issue with an automated system already in-place to assimilate the role of a failed recording server.

Cathexis uses a hot-spare model for failover. In this model, failover servers monitor recording servers. When a recording server is down one of the failover servers assumes the functions of the failed recording server.

In failover mode, the failover server operates exactly like the failed recording server and the site continues to function as if the recording server had not failed. The video is buffered on the failover server and re-inserted into the original recording server’s database when it restarts.

It is possible to have multiple failover servers monitoring a site. The more failover servers the less risk of downtime.

The NVR software can be installed on both Windows and Linux systems

CathexisVision 2017 now provides the necessary support for the H.265 protocol. A cutting-edge, high-efficiency video codec, which is being increasingly adopted by IP camera manufacturers globally.

We regard system “up-time” as paramount. The Cathexis Health Manager provides real-time analysis of the system and can be configured to send alarms to selected recipients if problems are detected. Camera failures, hard drive analysis, environmental conditions, communication integrity, software errors, and many more parameters are monitored to provide peace of mind. The software also provides full reporting capability to enable you to generate system status reports.

Heat-maps can be applied as overlays to selected cameras for a quick overview of areas of motion within a camera view. The heat-map shows a colour-map overlay on the video depicting the amount of motion within that camera view. With this new feature, CathexisVision uses data collated from the Motion Database in order to indicate areas of motion.

Areas of more-to-less motion are displayed using a colour spectrum of red-to-green, respectively. The heatmap results can be refined using certain parameters.

Cathexis has also increased the level of video “signing” to explicitly associate the signatures with the source. This has also provided more detail in the archive player of the video verification results. There are also some modifications to the archive password process where auditing of
these new security measures has also been added.

CathexisVision supports most popular brands of IP cameras using both ONVIF and proprietary protocols via a true UPnP interface. Integration includes multiple video streams, audio, input/output control, on-camera (Edge) video analytics as well as 360 and 180 degree “fisheye” camera de-warping algorithms.

CathexisVision now supports the LDAP and Windows Active Directory for enterprise level, centralised user-management. This enables customers to adopt the CathexisVision software seamlessly within their existing network management framework.

Cathexis’s maps feature multi-layered, hierarchical, interactive interfaces. This provides representation, and control, of a site and its resources. These resources include cameras, input/output devices, access control doors, alarm/fire panel points, and more, all displayed on a graphical interface. The map also provides the ability to represent, and control, preset PTZ dome positions from the GUI; drag-and-drop cameras from the map to selected monitors; control selected integrated third party systems.

The CathexisVision Premium software provides a true site based management infrastructure, with multiple recording and viewing servers, cameras, and storage all being managed from a centralised location. The easy-to-use graphical user interface provides the operator with seamless access to cameras and resources anywhere on or off site.

The new Application Programming Interface (API) provides for added functionality and more contemporary HTTP/RTSP/SIP protocol. In addition, it provides a user-friendly solution to interface third party systems, including: Building Management Systems, Physical Security Information System (PSIM) and Situational Awareness Platforms. Cathexis has also added a sample application to make the integration simpler and perform intermittent troubleshooting.

Object Classification / Neural Networks

CathexisVision Video Analytics now uses Neural Network technology to enable us to classify objects (humans, vehicles, animals etc). When added to our sophisticated video analytics suite (which includes line-crossing and speed detection), object classification enhances our ability to create a more accurate decision-making environment and dramatically reduces false alarms. This  improves the effectiveness of the system.

In addition to real-time alerts, we also provide an Object Classification database, which allows users to search for objects, and associated metadata and video footage,  for simple forensic analysis.

The CathexisVision site management software provides authentic remote client system management. This includes performing all system functions from set-up to viewing, reviewing and system management, from anywhere across the globe. We provide many compression techniques to provide efficient streaming of video across limited bandwidth infrastructures.

This feature provides the ability to ensure that cameras are always showing the desired view, thereby flagging deliberate or inadvertent camera tampering or position shifts. Any movement of the camera, or change in the camera view against a reference view, will be indicated in this feature with the percentage change of the current camera view vs the reference image shown.

Our sophisticated Adaptive Pattern Matching algorithm ensures that even in variable environmental conditions, the reference image comparisons are accurate. This means that if you set up a camera reference image in the daytime, the algorithm will “adapt” when compared against a night-time image. We also provide the ability to export the reference images for later retrieval.

To make setup easier, and reduce the probability of error, Cathexis has introduced new setup “Wizards”. These wizards logically guide clients through the setup process for cameras, databases, recording, analytics, events and event actions.

Snap Search

The CathexisVision Adjacent Camera Mapping Feature allows for simplified and accurate camera selection, streamlining the process to follow people or specific incidents taking place on site, by eliminating the need to remember camera names and locations in a crisis.

Snap Search

CathexisVision provides flexible storage solutions that can be tailored to suit client requirements. Multiple databases situated on recording servers, or at network addressed storage (NAS) areas, enable clients to maximise storage effectiveness.

Snap Search

CathexisVision has added even greater functionality to its video overlays to display text and other information from resident and third-party devices on the camera panels. Cathexis now has the ability to re-position text overlay blocks, and to change overlay sizes, text sizes, transparency and colour. We also now have the ability to overlay graphics (like active graphs for a metal detector integration or vehicle and driver images for ANPR).

The CathexisVision Integration Feature provides a powerful enhancement to the world-class, feature-rich CathexisVision Video Surveillance Management Software.

CathexisVision goes beyond surveillance to offer a sophisticated and fully integrated infrastructure and security management system.  The software truly delivers maximum return on client investment.

Seamless third-partythird-party systems integration, easy installation, and exceptional ease-of-use have made CathexisVision the preferred surveillance software solution for global market sectors, including retail, banking, mining, education, residential, commercial, healthcare, transport, logistics, and city surveillance.

At Cathexis Technologies, we believe that any system transaction or event can be enhanced by the association of synchronised video. Because of this, integration has become one of the defining and differentiating features of CathexisVision. Integrations include: Access Control, Alarm Panels, Fire Panels, Analytics, and Building Management Systems.

This seamless integration provides an extremely powerful, single-user interface. It is enhanced by video verification of events that occur, as well as rules-based events that can be initiated from event data. The integration provides a dramatically enhanced control room environment by improving efficiency and effectiveness.

Integration enables the system to guide the CCTV operators to specific cameras associated with third-party system events, which speeds up response times.. Control room operators enjoy an improved and efficient environment by through having the system automatically choose cameras to view based on events or alarms from Access Control Systems, Alarm Panels, and Fence Monitoring Systems. 

  • Full support and compatibility with over 300 of the world’s most popular IP camera brands.

  • The Application Programming Interface (API) provides for added functionality and more contemporary HTTP/RTSP/SIP protocol.

  • API provides a user-friendly solution to interface third-party systems, including: Building Management Systems, Physical Security Information System (PSIM), and Situational Awareness Platforms.

  • An impressive portfolio of integrations with the world’s leading suppliers of IP Cameras, Access Control, Alarm Panels, Automatic Number Plate Recognition, Counters, Environmental Monitoring, Fence Management, Fire Panels, IO Devices, Point of Sale, Video Analytics, and Weighbridges.

  • A powerful single-user interface.

  • Automatic selection of viewing cameras based on third-party system events.

  • Rules-based actions grounded in video verified event data.

  • Full compatibility with the world’s leading third-party systems.

  • Advanced security applications for a wide variety of applications.

The architecture of the CathexisVision software provides clients with the ‑exibility to upgrade and expand their system or add features whenever necessary. So, whether the camera population needs to expand, the recording servers need to increase, or more features are required, the CathexisVision solution is easily upgradable to meet the new demands.

The CathexisVision Video Analytics Suite provides a powerful enhancement to the world-class, feature-rich CathexisVision Video Surveillance Management software, and significantly enhances the value of any CCTV surveillance installation. CathexisVision goes beyond surveillance to offer the most sophisticated and fully integrated infrastructure and security management system that delivers maximum return on surveillance investment.

Seamless integration, easy installation and exceptional ease-of-use have made CathexisVision the preferred surveillance software solution for the global retail, banking, mining, education, residential, commercial, healthcare, transport, logistics and city surveillance sectors.

  • Presence Detection

  • Enter/Exit Area

  • Line-Crossing

  • Motion Detection

  • Time or Stop in Area

  • Direction

  • Speed

  • Loitering

  • Object Detection

  • Appear/Disappear

  • Queue Length Analysis

  • Object Counting

  • License Plate Recognition

Cathexis offers Remote Monitoring service providers an exceptional and comprehensive range of solutions to increase monitoring potential through powerful integration capability, health monitoring solutions, as well as flexible and hybrid architecture.

Snap Search

 Contact us today!

+971 488 72595

Quick Links

Brands

Copyright © 2020 ASME - All Rights Reserved.