Clovis, CA, (January 29, 2008) â€“ Pelco has announced a new technological collaboration with Open Options, Inc., a technology-based access control and software development company. The partnering of these two industry leaders has resulted in the development of a software management platform that allows Pelco DX8100 digital video recorders to seamlessly interface with Open Options NPower DNA security management system.
According to Terry Carver, API Business Development Manager for Pelco, this integration project was developed with the advanced Pelco X-Portal API and allows users of Open Options NPower DNA to view live or recorded video from any DX8100 on the network, thus eliminating the need for multiple monitoring stations and allowing quick access to video from alarms generated in the security management system. Cameras are easily associated with various access points, and in the event of an alarm the related video is available with a single click. The system also allows users to determine pre- and post-recording times for alarm video and supports single and multiple video viewing windows.
Expandable to meet future security requirements, the DX8100 series includes a Windows XP embedded operating system and a full-screen playback mode that provides easy video review. According to Pelco management, it also provides unlimited connections for live view through a Web browser in a multicasting-enabled network.
"DX8100 is one of Pelco's top revenue producers, and connectivity to popular access control solutions such as Open Options allows our integrators the opportunity to increase their efficiency and to meet a wider range of customer requirements," says Yvonne Schwemmer, Pelco Product Marketing Manager for the DX8100.
"In completing the integration of our renowned DNA access control software with the Pelco DX8100 series of video management equipment, our collective customer base can now have the best of breed solution for their security management requirements," says Steve Fisher, President/CEO of Open Options.