American Dynamics launches new Victor VMS

Tyco's American Dynamics division launched its new Victor video management system platform this morning to the industry trade press on the ASIS show floor.

The offering is designed to leverage the video investments Tyco customers have already made into the American Dynamics Intellex DVRs and VideoEdge NVRs. The system is implemented as an NVR server type of solution that can communicate directly to the Intellex and VideoEdge products. A client software allows remote access from Windows machines to the Victor solution.

Mark VanDover, president, of Tyco's electronic security product division (which includes American Dynamics) said the solution could be applicable for literally “hundreds of thosuands of sites using Intellex recorders” as well as for sites with the VideoEdge NVR solutions that can record IP and megapixel video.

“Today it unifies our video platform, but this is just the beginning for us, and we think it is a great foundation for unifying other security products,” VanDover said.

Senior product manager David Jackson said the next step on the Victor product roadmap is direct integration with Tyco's Software House access control solution.

Key product highlights include an embedded policy management for controlling who has access to live video and archived video. The base system also allows for what the company calls a lightning fast search on post-event meta data so that users can find salient pieces of the archived video.