Vicon’s Latest Valerus VMS Release Adds Interactive Mapping, Bookmarks & More

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Vicon Industries, a designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and cameras, announces the availability of Valerus version 20.

The latest version of Valerus adds features designed to expand its overall capabilities while maintaining its core value as the easiest VMS on the market, according to the company. New features include interactive mapping, an event query engine and bookmarking functionality.

Valerus’ new interactive mapping feature provides the ability to create maps from PNG or JPEG image files. Users can then overlay resource icons on to these maps, with the ability to control the location and view of the resource. Maps can also be linked to other maps.

The mapping functionality is said to present a wealth of information in an efficient and understandable manner and can be useful for local law enforcement and security teams.

The addition of a dedicated events database provides the ability to store all events that occur in Valerus, including both internal and external events, allowing the user to look back historically.

This offers a new search capability, where users can create queries based on parameters such as motion detection, digital input, external events and analytics services. The event search feature enhances the way users interact with systems, dramatically improving event response times and helping make event issues more actionable, according to the company.

Another new feature available in version 20 is bookmarking, which adds the ability for the user to create a bookmark related to a specific video feed and allows entering notes so users can easily share information.

The bookmark is accessible on the playback video and will be stored in the events database, so it can be queried. Vicon says bookmarking helps keep track of noteworthy events while users are building a case or trying to gain a better understanding of concerning incidents.

In keeping with the Valerus commitment to delivering “advanced simplicity,” Valerus 20 has enhanced many user functions for ease-of-use, according to the company.

There is now the ability to enforce a complex password for increased security. The numeric ID of a device can now be edited directly on its resource properties page as well the dedicated numeric ID page.

The Excel report shows added information, including the MAC address, numeric ID and Gateway server. There is also a dynamic link from an error on the dashboard directly to that resource’s configuration page. An advanced log report was added to aid in troubleshooting any problems that might arise.

“Vicon’s Valerus VMS platform has proven to be widely embraced in enterprise applications, and we anticipate that the features we are introducing with Valerus version 20 will do much to further that trend,” says Bret McGowan, senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Vicon is promoting the new release by offering free licenses for Valerus 20 for new VMS installs and VMS replacement projects.

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