Ocularis LS Video Management Software Overview
Ocularis LS is designed for large IT-centric organizations with extended command and control needs. It provides centralized recording server management and multicasting capabilities, as well as compatibility with the VideoWall and OpenSight add-ons, which allow for collaborative control of VideoWalls at multiple command and control centers, and incorporating camera streams from other Ocularis installations. Take a look at the latest version Ocularis 5. For more about Ocularis, look at the Ocularis Overview.
This VMS can be integrated with IP door access control systems.
Features of Ocularis LS Video Recording and Management Software
Ocularis LS provides some excellent features not available from other video management software.
Central management of the recording server allows you to manage all your cameras, no matter where they are located, on one management screen.
Edge Recording Support: If your IP cameras support local video recording (using SD card), you can utilize this edge storage capability. If for any reason the IP camera can’t communicate to the video recording server, the camera can record the video to the SD card memory in the camera. Once the connection is re-established the software will automatically recover the missed video.
Multicasting: In some cases, it is better to broadcast video to many client displays. LS adds the capability to broadcast video simultaneously to a large number of video display stations.
The following chart provides a summary of the features and functions provided by Ocularis LS.
|Overview||LS provides a centrally managed installation with Video-Wall command center and includes Edge Recording capabilities|
|Scalable to an unlimited number of cameras||•|
|Supports Multi-site and multi-server configuration||•|
|Supports Remote (networked) recording and archiving||•|
|Support for MJPEG, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 as well as Onvif & PSIA standards||•|
|Per camera configuration of image, streaming, recording and archiving attributes||•|
|Camera auto -detection||•|
|Automated device registration||•|
|30 day grace period to add/replace devices||•|
|Device registration not required||—|
|Highly intuitive, touchscreen-optimized video client with multiple-screen support||•|
|Unlimited shared and private views (group displays of cameras from different sites)||•|
|Map-based navigation of camera views and 3rd party assets||•|
|Interactive overlay controls for instant investigation during live monitoring||•|
|Support for privacy masks from camera, recorder and Ocularis Base||•|
|Interactive Local Video Wall||•|
|Multiple tools for forensic investigation including the Time Slicer™ tools-set and the Kinetic Motion Timeline||•|
|Centralized management of user rights, views and events||•|
|PTZ Presets / PTZ Patrolling||Unlimited/Yes|
|Go to Preset on Event (recorder based events)||•|
|Active Directory support||•|
|Export evidence: annotated still image report, jpg set, annotated AVI||•|
|Export evidence: multiple-camera, password-protected and encrypted video database||•|
|Automatic (on-event) push-video alerting||•|
|Manual (peer-to-peer) push-video alerting||•|
|Integration with 3rd-party systems such as Access Control, Intrusion Detection, BMS and others||•|
|Event Fusion – combining of events from multiple sources||•|
|Shared Event Handling among multiple users, with dynamically updated events list||•|
|Copy video into dedicated Case Maker database (Enhanced Bookmarking)||•|
|Single Recorder Software License for entire recording system||•|
|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)||•|
|Dual streaming from cameras – separate streams for recording and live viewing||•|
|Max number of camera streams connected to each physical/virtual recording server||No software limitations|
|Maximum number of cameras per recorder using virtualization||Unlimited|
Hardware Required for Video Recording Software
ES requires special computer systems that provide redundant capability. The computer required 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™ i5 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 ES software version.
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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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.
Our technical blog provides up to date technical insights about 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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