Honeywell announces Xtralis software update for remote monitoring

SP&T Staff
Thursday February 02, 2017
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Honeywell says its new software update helps security integrators more-easily create complete remote monitoring systems for end-users. The Xtralis Operating System update — XOa 3.2.33 — allows integrators to connect key Xtralis offerings with Honeywell Performance, equIP and HDZ Series cameras. Combining these cameras with Xtralis’ ADPRO platforms, FastTrace 2E remotely programmable gateway, the nw iFT Series IP video NVR+, and HeiTel iVG video gateways, enables customized solutions for connected buildings, the company states.

“With the integration of Honeywell cameras and Xtralis operating systems, we can now offer enterprise facilities the option for an end-to-end remote monitoring solution,” said Alessandro Araldi, vice-president of product management for Honeywell Home and Building Technologies.

Free downloads from Xtralis xChange online licence portal allows installers to remotely update systems already deployed in the field, Honeywell notes. Additionally, Xtralis video content analytics (VCA) can be deployed on the ADPRO & HeiTel platforms to automatically detect security threats directly from Honeywell IP camera streams.

The available security analytics include IntrusionTrace VCA and LoiterTrace VCA, to detect loitering before a threat can escalate. Also available is SmokeTrace VCA, for remote video verification of a smoke threat, and ClientTrace VCA for identifying and alerting customer interest at designated zones in a retail environment.

Also to note, Honeywell says its low-light camera technology performs optimally with Xtralis video analytics, without the need for external light sources to brighten the scene. Further, the cameras’ motorized focal zoom aids in set-up and calibration for installers, the company says.

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