OnSSI announces enhancements to Ocularis platform

Las Vegas, NV (April 1, 2009) – Offering even more investigation tools to analyze continually increasing amounts of video, Ocularis from On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) has been updated to put command and management of physical security information even more squarely and powerfully in the hands of the user. The new version enables advanced detection of events, investigation, shared alert management, bookmarking and export of evidence – all within seconds. Ocularis Video Synopsis, an optional module resulting from a collaboration between OnSSI and BriefCam, uniquely enables the compression of video activity into a very short timeframe for faster identification of key events. A day of video footage can be compressed into a 60 second video clip.
Ocularis is a truly innovative, intelligent IP-based video surveillance management and control software solution that magnifies the role of the IP video system to become a full-fledged, video-centric management system for video information across the enterprise.

A highly intuitive, unified user interface provides instantaneous control of all aspects of video detection, analysis, delivery and response. The system provides immediate access to unlimited cameras connected to multiple servers at multiple sites through a map-based interface. Ocularis enables users to push video to any monitor or video wall in the network. It provides the capability to detect and distribute video events and related data and alerts from a host of physical security and transaction systems. It delivers the power to investigate events using instant review and digital PTZ during live monitoring.

Ocularis' versatile open-architecture platform enables the use of off-the-shelf hardware and simplifies the integration of new technologies, including optional add-on components. Users have the flexibility to incorporate any best-of-breed recorders, including OnSSI's market-leading NVRs, and IP and analog cameras by any leading manufacturer.

“Ocularis brings unique capabilities to the way in which physical security information is managed at the enterprise level,” said Gadi Piran, President and CTO of OnSSI. “Today's enterprises are not just looking for a system to manage video, they are looking for a system to manage physical security information. Ocularis provides the ability to coordinate and manage video along with other physical security and transaction systems, including Video Content Analytics, access control, point of sale, license plate readers and more. Our integrated system combines all the information in one place, puts it in the hands of the user and empowers him or her to use it.”

The Ocularis Video Client software is a unified interface for desktop and control room video wall settings. It is optimized for optional touch screen operation. Enhancing the user experience are interaction-based controls, instantaneous investigation in live monitoring mode and one touch push-live-video alerts between users.

Ocularis' newly updated investigation tools include:

-- Ocularis Video Synopsis (optional) enables the compression of video activity into a very short timeframe for faster identification of key events.
-- The Kinetic Timeline enables extended segments of recorded video to be reviewed with one swipe, with periods of captured motion events clearly indicated.

-- The unique Time Slicer (patent pending) and Motion Slicer tools auto-generate thumbnails of time intervals and detected motion to simplify after-the-fact investigation.

-- Multi-parameter Motion Detection zeroes in on specific motion behaviors based on the size and speed of an object.

-- Automatic or manual push live video alerting facilitates “blank screen” monitoring of filtered events.

Ocularis' bookmarking functionality and dynamically updated shared alert database streamline shared handling of incidents. Multiple operators at different locations can collaborate by accessing alerts and bookmarks for status updates, to comment or to build a case.

“Management of physical security information is all about providing information to the user in a format that enables him or her to react and respond to that information in an efficient and extremely timely manner,” said Piran. “That's what Ocularis does, and the uniqueness of the unified Client is in how it does the job – efficiently, smoothly, elegantly and in a way that anticipates the needs of the user. Our open platform expands the possibilities of how this system can transform the market.”

For more information on OnSSI, call 845-732-7900, e-mail info@onssi.com or visit www.onssi.com.