“The combined architecture has already been delivered this year for a new transportation project in Asia,” continued Huggett. “By leveraging Steelbox's OVF, our engineers were able to invest time in building advanced user interface features for our customers, rather than battling the roadblocks and dependencies of integrating proprietary distribution and recording engines into our surveillance solution.”
TSS's CellStack CIRIS software is a comprehensive network management system for surveillance networks from one to many thousands of intelligent edge devices, including video encoders, decoders, network video recorders and access control and physical security devices. CIRIS integrates with market leading intelligent video devices providing ANPR/ LPR and a full suite of video analytics from an extensive list of global providers.
CellStack CIRIS is well suited to a multi-service IT environment, which allows for the design and creation of a networked digital surveillance system suitable for all user types and enables the central administration via one user interface.
“In today's environment, speed and ease of integration and shortened time-to-market are critical success factors. For that reason, our focus is on powering our partners' applications and products for a mutually beneficial go-to-market strategy,” said Steelbox Director of Engineering, Video, Jim Jordan. “Our technology not only enables powerful and unique integrations via the OVF, but its open, standards-based approach ensures interoperability with a wide range of video and audio sources from multiple vendors.”
Open standards-based approach delivers operability, rapid integration
The Steelbox OVF extends beyond the externalized interfaces to the Steelbox system and encapsulates an open standards-based approach to the underlying video switching, distribution and recording technologies. Using OVF, video management systems providers can seamlessly integrate with Steelbox's high speed, high bandwidth video processing capabilities, enabling new features such as multi-user live and recorded video playback with individual controls.
There are no charges or licensing fees associated with Steelbox OVF, and Steelbox supports OVF development efforts with training and phone/email support on the use of the appliance, methods for interfacing with the appliance and the overall object model of the system.