Ocularis CS Video Management Software Overview
Ocularis CS from OnSSI is IP video recording software that is designed for IP video surveillance and security systems with large numbers of IP cameras that are located at multiple sites. This has been replaced by Ocularis 6 Enterprise.
It has a centralized administrative capability that makes it easy to manage all the cameras and users. It can also be integrated with IP door access control systems.
The recording and management software includes the ability to view cameras on multiple workstations on the network or over the Internet using Ocularis client software or using a web browser (with optional Ocularis X). The servers all run as an application or a service, and support computers with multiprocessors.
For more about Ocularis, look at the Ocularis Overview.
Features of Ocularis CS Video Management Software
Ocularis CS replaced the old NetDVMs software. The software has some unique features when compared to PS and IS versions of Ocularis.
Virtually unlimited number of cameras per server: There is no software limit to the number of IP cameras that can be supported by one recording server. It depends on the performance of the computer used rather than software limitations.
Centrally managed alerts: One central management server allows control of alerts from other servers and locations making it easier to respond to emergencies.
Video Wall support: From a single command center you can direct the video from any IP camera to a set of displays in a command center. This add-on makes it easy to centrally view all your cameras.
Opensight support: When you need other organizations to also monitor your cameras, this add-on capability can be very valuable. For example, the police can view selected cameras from a number of different organizations all on one integrated display system.
Here are the detailed feature set for Ocularis CS
|Overview||CS includes functions that make it a good choice for larger installations that have many cameras at different locations|
|Scalable to unlimited number of cameras||Yes|
|Supports Multi-site and multi-server configuration||Yes|
|Supports Remote (networked) recording and archiving||Yes|
|Support for MJPEG, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 as well as Onvif & PSIA standards||Yes|
|Per camera configuration of image, streaming, recording and archiving attributes||Yes|
|Camera auto -detection||Yes|
|Automated device registration||Yes|
|30 day grace period to add/replace devices||Yes|
|Device registration not required|
|Highly intuitive, touchscreen-optimized video client with multiple-screen support||Yes|
|Unlimited shared and private views (group displays of cameras from different sites)||Yes|
|Map-based navigation of camera views and 3rdparty assets||Yes|
|Interactive overlay controls for instant investigation during live monitoring||Yes|
|Support for privacy masks from camera, recorder and Ocularis Base||Yes|
|Interactive Local Video Wall||Yes|
|Multiple tools for forensic investigation including the Time Slicer™ tools-set and the Kinetic Motion Timeline||Yes|
|Centralized management of user rights, views and events||Yes|
|PTZ Presets / PTZ Patrolling||50/Yes|
|Go to Preset on Event (recorder based events)||Yes|
|Active Directory support||Yes|
|Export evidence: annotated still image report, jpg set, annotated AVI||Yes|
|Export evidence: multiple-camera, password-protected and encrypted video database||Yes|
|Automatic (on-event) push-video alerting||Yes|
|Manual (peer-to-peer) push-video alerting||Yes|
|Integration with 3rd-party systems such as Access Control, Intrusion Detection, BMS andothers||Yes|
|Event Fusion – combining of events from multiple sources||Yes|
|Shared Event Handling among multiple users, with dynamically updated events list||Yes|
|Copy video into dedicated Case Maker database (Enhanced Bookmarking)||Yes|
|Single Recorder Software License for entire recording system||Yes|
|Simultaneous setup/configuration of cameras connected to multiple servers|
|Supports multicast of live views to Client|
|Automatic Failover for recording servers|
|Hot Standby Failover for recording servers|
|Virtualization support (Base and recorder)||Yes|
|Dual streaming from cameras – separate streams for recording and live viewing||Yes|
|Max number of camera streams connected to each physical/virtual recording server||No
|Maximum number of cameras per recorder using virtualization||Unlimited|
Hardware Required for Video Recording Software
What type of computer do you need to support the video management software? It depends on the number of cameras, resolution of the cameras, frame rate, type of compression, and the length of time you want to store the video.
As you can see it can get complicated so it’s best to contact us for assistance. Just to provide some idea of the computer resources needed, here is an example:
In most cases you can use a Windows computer with
CPU: Intel® Core™ i6 or better (if running on a workstation) or Intel® Xeon®, (Dual Core or better recommended) and 8 GB of RAM.
Hard Drives: The size of the hard drives will depend on many factors including the length of time you want to hold the recorded video.
You will require more computer power when running LS and ES software versions.
To determine your computer requirements please contact us, so we can review all the variables that determine the capacity.
Resources for Video Recording Systems
The following resources can be used to help you understand the technology. Contact us for help with your system. Our engineers will make sure you get the exact system you need.
Technical Articles and Application Notes
Buyers Guide and comparison chart of Video Management Software compared to NVRs and Cloud video recording services.
Review: What to look for when selecting the software for your IP Cameras.
This white paper starts with your application and then tells you what to look for in the software.
How to select the right IP Software
Why do I need software with my IP camera? All I need is a web browser to view IP network cameras on my PC. I can even control a pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) camera. Well yes, but surveillance usually requires more than just real-time viewing, you also need to store the video, view multiple cameras, be notified about alarms, etc. This article helps you understand the various NVR software products available.
Kintronics Technology Notes Newsletter:
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Technical White-paper: How to Create the Complete Safety and Security System. This white-paper describes how to make your world safer by integrating IP camera systems, access control, and emergency paging systems.
There are two blogs. Our technical blog provides up to date technical insights about the technology. Or, for a different slant on the technology, take a look at Virginia’s blog. Virginia makes it easy to understand the technology.
These videos provide an overview of the IP connected technology. Take a look at our latest video describing the IP camera system components and setting objectives. More…
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