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ISC West: Avigilon Software Supports Third-Party IP

The new software allows recording and management of video from a wide range of third party IP cameras and analog encoders.

Avigilon introduced Control Center 4.0, its latest HD surveillance software, taking on third-party IP cameras and bringing improved features and performance,

“As an open enterprise class network video management software platform, Avigilon Control Center 4.0 offers support for third party cameras and IT compliance without compromise,” said Dave Tynan, vice-president of global sales at Avigilon. “By further enhancing the ability to capture and manage surveillance video, Avigilon Control Center 4.0 ensures that the best evidence is preserved.”

The new software allows recording and management of video from a wide range of third party IP cameras and analog encoders, so users can build hybrid systems and preserv existing assets. Management of surveillance video from third party cameras and analog encoders remains in the devices’ native compression formats, including H.264, MPEG4, or MJPEG.

New audio recording functionality allows users to record audio streams and associate the recorded audio with corresponding video. The new Control Center software will be able to record audio directly from Avigilon HD dome cameras, Avigilon analog encoders, and compatible third-party IP cameras.

Advanced data management features include the ability to redundantly record surveillance video from all cameras to multiple NVRs for a complete live mirror of all data. Failover NVRs record video automatically in the event of an issue with an existing NVR, and it also offers simple schedulable backup and restore capabilities.

Improved event bookmarking and management features facilitate searching and allow bookmark protection to permanently preserve bookmarked events when an NVR overwrites the oldest recorded video.

“By elevating its end-to-end HD video surveillance system with the introduction of Avigilon Control Center 4.0, Avigilon continues to demonstrate its understanding of marketplace needs,” said Dilip Sarangan, an analyst with Frost and Sullivan. “Avigilon Control Center 4.0 will satisfy the IT community and demanding surveillance professionals with features like backward compatibility, a truly open platform, advanced data management and audio recording, while continuing to deliver exceptional video quality and forensic efficiency.”

Avigilon Control Center is available as standalone software or pre-installed and configured on Avigilon HD NVRs.