Visual Defence Inc., a security convergence company, announced it has completed the integration of its IP Mobile Digital Video Storage Solution (IP DVSSm) with its Virtual Matrix System (VMS) software module, creating a centrally managed environment for mobile storage devices. The solution is designed to create a durable, comprehensive, and easy-to-use digital video recording environment, allowing for decreased cabling costs and enhanced video management when compared to traditional stand-alone digital video recorders.
The IP DVSSm provides high-quality video for surveillance, liability management and event/emergency response within dynamic environments, such as public transit systems, or any firm with a fleet of vehicles to monitor. The integration of the IP DVSSm with the VMS software module provides central station operators with enhanced video management capabilities including the ability to remotely protect and tag specific video for downloading.
Video recorded on vehicles can be downloaded by removing the hard drive, with a direct Ethernet connection or remotely over IP networks such as WiFi.
Once downloaded into the central system, the video can be encrypted, or viewed and stored for investigative purposes. The VMS recognizes the source of downloaded video, including the specific camera number of a particular vehicle, making it very easy to manage a vast amount of video.
Featuring a front-locking panel that protects its internal electronics, the watertight and dustproof recorder is resistant to extreme vibration and temperatures and is ideally suited for use within trains and buses.
Decreased cabling costs are realized by connecting IP cameras directly to the IP DVSSm using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), thereby eliminating the need to run separate camera and power connections. When VMS connectivity via a wireless network is available, the DVSSm can work live and enable central command to view each and every bus online. Additionally, a video metadata mechanism allows for integration of video with bus subsystems including scheduling and dispatch, GPS tracking and fare collection.
IP DVSSm also acts as a platform for other (non-security) video applications, enabling clients to converge applications by using the system not only for security, but also for content delivery, as a way to generate additional revenue and/or communicate with passengers. Advertisements and messages can be stored in the system and programmed to play at specific times or locations.