July 2, 2007 -- Vicon Industries Inc. has announced the release of ViconNet 4.0, the next generation of the company's digital video management software.
The company says the software allows integration of analog and digital equipment into a fully integrated, network-based system. According to the company, new features of version 4.0 include:
-- A virtual matrix controller that allows the display of video from any camera using any monitor, simulating a crosspoint matrix system.
-- Logical camera groups that provide for easy call-up of cameras independent from their physical network connection.
-- Flexible frame-per-second Settings that permit viewing at one FPS rate and recording at another, thus saving storage space.
-- Alarm alerts via email or text to a PC or PDA.
-- An alarm investigation tool to call up corresponding video directly from alarm reports.
"We've witnessed an incredible technological evolution during the 40 years that Vicon has served the security market, but this shift toward networked systems is the most dramatic in terms of how it will reshape the industry," comments Bret McGowan, vice president of sales and marketing for Vicon. "With the introduction of ViconNet 4.0, and particularly the virtual matrix controller, Vicon now offers one of the most comprehensive solutions for integrated, IP-based video management."
Shipping for ViconNet version 4.0 will begin July 16, 2007. The company says it will continue support for version 3.0 for the foreseeable future.