Datapath, the award-winning innovator of video management and control technology, have developed a plug-in allowing their market-leading WallControl 10 management software to run alongside Milestone’s XProtect platform.
Being demonstrated on Milestone’s booth on a nine-screen ‘Command & Control’ set-up at the Essen security show, the software has been developed to meet customer demand and allows operatives to create bespoke video displays from a variety of sources, including direct camera feeds, external broadcasts and any other closed-network content.
Milestone’s XProtect video management system is an established and popular open platform that brings together camera and back-end intelligence. It is widely recognised at the market leader due to its extendibility and adaptability that enables Milestone’s partners to design perfect future-proof solutions for any business video need.
By adding Datapath’s Wall Control 10 plug-in, XProtect users can drive a Datapath video wall controller without the need to use WallControl 10 separately. Switching applications is time consuming and distracts the operator from their immediate responsibilities. WallControl 10 is still operating on the video wall controller, but all the commands to direct content to the video wall is done using the XProtect user interface.
Product manager for Datapath, Matthew Tibbitt, said: “It’s important for us to address customer requirements, so this plug-in has been engineered to run seamlessly with one of the market leaders in video surveillance management. Users now have the total display versatility that comes with using our WallControl software. Users can easily adapt their video wall displays to suit their needs, with analytics allowing for automatic display changes when suspicious activity is detected.”
The WallControl 10 plugin for XProtect brings a wealth of benefits, allowing an administrator to define ‘zones’ on their video wall. A zone may comprise any number of screens or part of a screen. XProtect users can then select which zone or zones they wish to add content to and from. With Datapath’s WallControl 10 plug-in, XProtect becomes a fully functioning video monitoring platform, with the following additional features:
This feature takes the camera feeds from within the operator “View” and displays them on the video wall within the selected zone.
Track My View
Selecting Track my View will automatically send the cameras from each operator view to the video wall without the need for the operator to share each time. Tracking my view enables operators to get on with their work without having to remember to additionally add cameras to a video wall.
If the user view contains camera carousels, where a number of cameras can be cycled in a loop, the Extract feature allows the cameras currently ‘on top’ to be sent to the video wall. This allows an operator to see a camera of particular interest on the wall, whilst the carousel continues on their local screen.
Deploy and Save layout files
As is possible when using WallControl 10, XProtect users are able to deploy saved layout files onto the video wall. This allows for captured video, such as a TV signal or PC to be directly displayed onto the wall alongside the video cameras. Users are also given the opportunity to save layout files through XProtect for future recall.
The WallControl 10 plug-in will recognise all cameras that are available within Milestone’s recording server and automatically populate WallControl 10 with the correct settings making the set-up process simple.
The software is expected to ship early in October, with Matthew Tibbitt adding: “We are confident that we have a product ready to excite the market. However, we are thorough in our development and, following a successful beta phase with select Milestone customers, we will be using events such as Essen to provide valuable customer feedback. This input is then taken on-board prior to our planned shipping release in October.”
Milestone can be seen in Hall 5, 5F10 at Security Essen, from September 25th-28th. To discover more about Security Essen, and to book your tickets, visit https://www.security-essen.de/impulsgeber/
For further details on the benefits of WallControl 10, please contact your Datapath representative.