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New Ocularis 5.2 VMS delivers unique benefits, greater processing power

OnSSI continues to build upon its powerful Ocularis Video Management Software (VMS) platform with the release of Ocularis 5.2. This latest version of OnSSI’s industry leading VMS platform delivers improvements and tools for existing and new customers alike. New features and capabilities include increased support for today’s trending panoramic and 4K surveillance cameras, powerful migration tools for legacy users, administration enhancements, and robust system security features.

“Ocularis 5.2 delivers the perfect combination of high-performance, extreme versatility and efficiency that customers want to best secure their facilities with real ROI and reduced total cost of ownership,” said Ken LaMarca, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, OnSSI. “As we continue to add new and more powerful feature sets to the Ocularis VMS platform, we bring our loyal customers forward with us by providing migration tools and programs that let them transition from our legacy platform easily and efficiently, while taking advantage of the latest developments OnSSI offers.”  

Ocularis 5.2 is currently available as an upgrade to all customers with a valid StayCURRENT software upgrade plan. It is also available complimentary to all customers who purchased Ocularis 5.1 on or after April 6th, 2016.

Ocularis 5.2 is a forward-looking release, supporting the use of higher resolution and higher frame rate cameras. The list of performance enhancements to Ocularis 5.2 is extensive.

Ocularis 5.2 features a new 64-bit Client which improves video performance in demanding environments. This Ocularis Client version allows for a higher number of streams over multiple monitors and better supports 4K and other high megapixel cameras. It supports dewarping for Bosch and Vivotek 360° cameras, plus includes enhancements for Samsung 5MP Fisheye and ImmerVision 2.0 cameras.  

To ensure a smooth and simple transition to the latest Ocularis Recorder, OnSSI has accelerated the availability of user-intuitive migration tools with the release of Ocularis 5.2. These new migration tools make it easy to import camera lists from Ocularis legacy Recorders and from CSV files to the new and more powerful Ocularis 5.2 platform. Additionally, a Camera Replacement Tool now allows users to easily replace individual or large groups of cameras with drag-and-drop simplicity for an instantaneous update of the cameras in all Ocularis Views and Maps with full administrator control.      

Ocularis 5.2 includes new Smart Camera Driver support for Northern Video and Interlogix IP cameras, added to the growing list of Smart Camera Drivers for Arecont Vision, Axis, Bosch, Canon, Hanwha Techwin, Hikvision, and Sony. The latest Ocularis version also now supports the Sony 4K H.264 camera and still-image recording with 20MP resolution.   

With network and data security on the forefront of users’ minds, Ocularis 5.2 incorporates 256-bit AES encryption to provide for end-to-end network security. The recorded video database is also protected, using a unique scrambling technique, as well as through the ability to record video data directly to any NAS or offsite server. Ocularis 5.2 supports Windows 10, in addition to Windows 8.1, and the Ocularis 5.2 Base includes SQL Server Express 2014.  

Ocularis 5.2 is offered in three models: Professional, designed for organizations operating multiple locations with small to mid-sized camera counts; Enterprise, built for a wide range of mid to large IT-centric organizations; and Ultimate, created for large organizations with extended command and control needs and recording server failover.
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