OTTAWA, ONTARIO, April 6, 2011 –– March Networks® (TSX: MN), a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of its Command video management platform . The scalable software provides customers with a sophisticated, web-based interface that is easy to use and highly customizable. Command fits easily into existing Information Technology (IT) infrastructure to ensure rapid installation and management. It also enables customers to select from hundreds of IP surveillance cameras and encoders through its support for ONVIF devices and direct integrations with leading surveillance products.
A full member of ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) since 2008, March Networks designed Command and all of its next-generation IP cameras, encoders and hybrid recorders to meet the industry standard, ensuring interoperability with other ONVIF-compliant products. In addition, the Command software platform delivers further capabilities when used as part of a complete March Networks solution, including total fail-safe management with the company's innovative Shadow Archiving ™ technology.
The intuitive Command interface is one of the industry's only clients able to run on both Windows ® and Mac ® operating systems, as well as multiple browsers including Internet Explorer ® , Safari ® , FireFox ® and Chrome ™ . The award-winning software is also easily tailored, allowing an organization to provide its distinct user groups with only the features they require, which simplifies training and improves user efficiency.
To accommodate different customer environments, Command comes in two versions with the same user interface, powerful feature set and the ability to scale as required. Command Professional supports up to 128 cameras and is ideal for single-server environments. Command Enterprise can support as many as 128,000 cameras with multiple servers, and can also manage March Networks' new 7532 Hybrid NVR as well as existing 4000 C Series NVR installations.
Command software runs on any commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) server or in a virtualized environment, reducing capital expenditures and allowing it to be managed similarly to other corporate applications. It supports LDAP/Active Directory ® for quick user setup and the efficient administration of security policies, passwords, access control, and group policy configuration. Command also delivers mass configuration and management capabilities that lower installation and maintenance costs significantly. Further, with Command's unique server-to-server gateway technology, customers can reduce WAN bandwidth traffic by as much as 90 percent.
From its inception, Command has been designed to serve as a true software platform able to integrate seamlessly with business and third-party applications that expand the power and functionality of video surveillance. Applications such as access control, mass notification and license plate recognition are currently available, as are a range of intelligent video analytics from March Networks analytics portfolio. The company will continue to expand the Command solution platform with additional third-party plug-ins and its own industry-specific applications.
"Command reflects our company's absolute commitment to delivering comprehensive IP video products that are open, easy to manage, and support both security and IT industry standards, as well as innovative, value-added applications," said Fabrizio Colciago, Chief Technology Officer, March Networks. "We look forward to demonstrating the many strengths of Command to security and IT decision-makers as they shape the future direction of their IP video infrastructure."