March Networks debuts VideoSphere VMS and 1080p camera

Integrated products are the latest enhancements to company's VideoSphere intelligent video management portfolio.


OTTAWA, ONTARIO, April 1, 2009 –– March Networks, a leading provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, today announced the next release of its Video Management System (VMS) software and a new addition to its family of high-definition IP cameras. These integrated products are the latest enhancements to the Company's VideoSphere Intelligent Video Management portfolio, which continues to deliver the high performance, control and efficiency required by commercial and government organizations in a wide range of applications.

VideoSphere VMS Release 2.1 provides customers with the flexibility to deploy a centralized or highly distributed IP video solution by taking advantage of affordable, industry-standard host and storage platforms. The powerful server software supports up to 128 IP cameras per server, as well as analog cameras connected to VideoSphere Edge and third-party encoders. Its support for devices utilizing advanced H.264 compression technology maximizes bandwidth and storage efficiency, making it ideal software for customers seeking the benefits of multi-megapixel video quality and resolution.

Fully integrated with VideoSphere application software, VMS 2.1 enables organizations to proactively monitor and maintain the health of their entire IP video infrastructure, including servers, cameras and encoders, through health alert monitoring conducted remotely over the network. In addition, the software helps streamline user access controls. Administrators can group devices by function, geography or customer hierarchy to simplify user permission creation and management. They can also integrate access controls with existing IT user authentication systems for further efficiency.

The enhanced management capabilities of VMS 2.1 are further complemented by the latest addition to the VideoSphere family of award-winning IP cameras. The powerful MegaPX 1080p Camera combines multi-megapixel resolution and an HD format with H.264 compression. The resulting savings in bandwidth and storage allow the 1080p to stream at up to 30 frames per second and record video independently to an integrated SDHC card for critical backup in the case of a network outage. Its compact, lightweight design and Power over Ethernet (PoE) support make it simple to install in almost any indoor location.

“March Networks remains focused on delivering solutions that make it easier and more cost-effective for organizations to manage their IP video infrastructure and take advantage of real-time operational intelligence optimized for critical infrastructure security,” said Fabrizio Colciago , Chief Technology Officer, March Networks. “These strategic additions to our VideoSphere portfolio achieve that objective and I look forward to demonstrating their capabilities to new and existing customers.”

March Networks will demonstrate its VideoSphere portfolio, including VMS 2.1 and the new MegaPX 1080p Camera, in Booth 23068 at the ISC West International Security Conference & Exhibition, happening April 1-3 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

About March Networks

March Networks is a leading provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications that enable organizations to reduce losses, mitigate risks and improve security and operational efficiency. The Company's advanced software suite includes enterprise-class video management, powerful analytics and comprehensive managed and professional services. Its software and systems are used by leading financial institutions, retailers, transportation authorities and other organizations in more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.marchnetworks.com .