VMS VIDEO MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE : comparison

VIDEO MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE VMS : comparison 

Nowadays surveillance market delivers plenty of video management software VMS. Some of the VMS developing companies are just growing, improving their positions on a market on yearly basis challenging the market leaders, while others are major players with well established reputation. All of these companies have one thing in common – they are trying to provide video surveillance industry with effective tools to manage surveillance equipment.

In this article we are reviewing open-platform video management software VMS . The main goal of this software is to provide ability to setup and manage video surveillance equipment from different independent manufacturers. We have reviewed 6 top open-platform software vendors and summarized it in the spreadsheet.

  1. Aimetis . Founded in 2001 with head quartered in Canada. Software: Symphony Enterprise. Primarily serves: education, government, healthcare, industry, retail and transportation.
  2. Avigilon. Founded in 2004 with headquarters are in Canada. Software: Control Center. Primarily serves: airports, casinos, financial/banking institutions, government agencies and retail.
  3. Axxonsoft. Founded in 2003 with headquarters in Russia. Software: Intellect Enterprise. Primarily serves: retail, banks, airports, seaports, manufacturing facilities, oil & gas sector, governmental and commercial sites.
  4. Genetec. Founded in 1997 with headquarters in Software: Security Center. Primarily serves: public and private sectors, education and transportation.
  5. OnSSi. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in USA. Software: Ocularis Enterprise. Primarily serves: government agencies, enterprise, industrial and educational organizations.
  6. Milestone. Founded in 1998 with headquarters in Denmark. Software: Xprotect Corporate. Primarily serves: government, banking/financial, education (public/private) and corporate enterprises.
# Characteristics Aimetis Symphony Enterprise Avigilon Control Center Axxon Intellect Enterprise Genetec Security Center OnSSi Ocularis Enterprise Milestone Xprotect Corporate
1 Multi-server mode YES YES YES YES YES YES
2 Server-client architecture YES YES YES YES YES YES
3 Unlimited number of servers YES YES YES YES YES YES
4 Unlimited number of clients YES YES YES YES YES YES
5 Web client YES YES YES YES YES YES
6 Mobile client YES YES YES YES YES YES
7 Maximum number of channels per server (recording) unlimited 128 unlimited unlimited 300 unlimited
8 Maximum number of channels per server (displaying) 36 36 unlimited 16 64 64
9 Map support YES YES YES YES YES YES
10 Server failover YES YES YES YES NO YES
11 ONVIF support YES YES YES YES YES YES
12 Archiving (including remote storage) YES YES YES YES YES YES
13 Video wall mode YES YES YES YES YES YES
14 Intellectual modules YES YES YES YES YES YES
15 Face recognition NO NO YES NO YES YES
16 Licence plate recognition YES YES YES YES YES YES
17 Object tracking YES YES YES YES YES YES
18 Abandoned objects detection YES YES YES YES YES YES
19 Face detection YES NO YES NO NO YES
20 Intellegent archive search YES YES YES NO NO YES
21 ACFA Integrations YES YES YES YES YES YES
22 POS YES YES YES YES YES YES
23 Open-platform YES YES YES YES YES YES

Contributed by : Adam Marten, Senior Consultant at  Top VMS World

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