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Approach, State and Effect: VMS providers are looking at all the open standards in the market and taking the standards into account to help drive the development of solutions and interoperability. We're beginning to see VMS sales coming up to the level of DVR sales, indicating people are becoming more comfortable with IP-based solutions. In the next year or two, we expect VMS sales to overtake DVR sales.
VIDEO/IP/CCTV By Karen Duane Johnson The Future of Video Management Systems The industry buzz and intelligence from the field H ow do you meet the needs of the end user? Where is the market growth? What’s the buzz about open platforms and analytics? Manufacturers, software developers and systems Exacq Technologies, Fishers, Ind. Approach, State and Effect: We started with the legacy analog cameras that are already installed in the ﬁeld. Ripping out perfectly useful analog integrators weigh on this critical topic and more. cameras to replace them with IP cameras or plug- ging those cameras into IP encoders is not often DVTel, Ridgefield Park, N.J. an option for end-users. We introduced a hybrid Approach, State and Effect: VMS providers are solution using a video capture card to bring the looking at all the open standards in the market analog video into the same server that handles and taking the standards into account to help the IP cameras. Being able to provide a solution drive the development of solutions and interoper- that works with the technology of the past, pres- ability. We’re beginning to see VMS sales coming ent and future is very appealing. Open and In- up to the level of DVR sales, indicating people are tegrating: A successful VMS will be built on and becoming more comfortable with IP-based solu- adopt open standards. We see the importance of tions. In the next year or two, we expect VMS sales integrating not only with IP cameras, but with to overtake DVR sales. Open and Integrating: It’s different access control systems as well. Open critical to offer an open-standards IP-based secu- standards like ONVIF and PSIA will create more rity operations center. DVTel supports many of the opportunities for these entities to work together. most popular brands of IP cameras, encoders, ac- ONVIF and PSIA Standards and VMS Providers: cess control readers and panels, and intercoms, ONVIF and PSIA offer more integration between ensuring users won’t be locked into proprietary VMS software, IP cameras and access control sys- hardware. ONVIF and PSIA Standards and VMS tems. We are in the process of ﬁnishing our sup- Providers: DVTel believes in open standards and port for these new standards and will be rolling partners regularly with the best-in-breed solution them out soon. Investing in VMS: A VMS solution providers of storage, PSIM, server and wireless should incorporate the various pieces of the end systems and is a member of both ONVIF and PSIA. user’s physical security system—from existing in- Investing in VMS: The foundation of a VMS solu- frastructure to access control. Teaming with Video tion is the ability for the user to integrate video, Analytics Providers: This is happening now in the audio, data, access control and alarm management industry. We are seeing more analytics solutions functionality and requirements into one command that reside on edge devices like cameras; this will and control center. When reviewing VMS solu- continue to develop in the industry.—Roger D. tions, systems integrators should look at two criti- Shuman, marketing manager, Exacq Technologies cal components–bandwidth and storage. Teaming with Video Analytics Providers: Earlier this year, GVI Security, Carrollton, Texas DVTel acquired video analytics company ioimage. Approach, State and Effect: For smaller sys- We recognize that video analytics is an important tems, it has been common for IP camera vendors piece of the security puzzle to innovate end-to- to provide freeware. However, such offerings are end, IP-based physical security solutions to grow inadequate for the 16- to- 32 cameras user. Like- and to meet the changing needs of our customer wise, the VMS software created for enterprise ap- base. We’ve also seen an increase in the number plications, consisting of hundreds of cameras, is of third-party video analytics integrated with DV- way too complex for the mid-market. What has Tel’s enterprise level system, which was why we been needed is software that frees the mid-market were keenly interested in buying a video analytics from being constrained to using
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