Proximex, Barco integrate technologies to enhance situational awareness
Proximex announces the integration of its Surveillint Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solution with the Control Room Management Suite (CMS) from Barco, a leader in enterprise visualization and collaboration.
By Rob Colman
Under this collaboration, security operators using Surveillint can easily select particular camera sources to be shown in pre-defined areas on Barco CMS-powered video walls and displays. The integration also extends Surveillint’s capacity to fully leverage the “perspectives” concept within the CMS environment, by grouping cameras and other sources that enhance situational awareness in a visually correlated way.
“In mission-critical situations, it’s incumbent upon security personnel to have the most complete information available and be able to show and share that information with others in the security operations center,” says Chatura Liyanage, Group Product Manager for Proximex. “By integrating with Barco’s Control Room Management Suite, we’re now able to give operators a higher level of awareness and visualization of everything that is happening, so they can react faster and collaborate more efficiently.”
Operators can easily share their Surveillint Operations or Video Console by choosing from a set of pre-programmed perspectives which can be loaded to the Barco CMS-powered video wall or display. Sharing perspectives from Surveillint can be performed manually by an operator or triggered automatically based on events as determined by the pre-set business rules and managed through administrator access.
For security operators, the Proximex Surveillint and Barco CMS integration will enhance the decision-making process by increasing situational awareness and shortening reaction times through the sharing of video and Surveillint consoles on a single Barco video wall display, or, across multiple similar displays located remotely. This visual collaboration and integrated display management also reduces training time for security staff and enables bringing in remote experts much faster.
“Barco has been supremely focused on developing technologies that empower customers to share the right visual information at the right time, and our latest collaborative visualization platform accomplishes this objective,” says Suchit Rout, Director – Global Strategic Alliances, Barco. “Through this Strategic Alliance with Proximex, we’ve further enhanced this capability, equipping control room personnel with best-in-class tools to view better, share faster and resolve quicker, in the most efficient way possible.”