Video Management Software

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We provide a choice of Video Management Software (VMS) that works with many types of IP cameras. Take a look at the VMS comparison table below which provides a review of IP camera recording software from OnSSi, TruViewIP and Axis.

In general Video Management Software runs on a Windows computer and allows you to view multiple cameras, record and retrieve video and monitor alarms. Sometimes this software is referred to as network video recording software or NVR software, but the NVR is really a complete recording system that includes both the computer and camera recording software all in one box. These NVR products are Windows (or Linux) based systems that are easier to install and use but are usually not as flexible or sophisticated as the VMS software loaded on your computer.

Each VMS product has some unique capability that fit specific applications. For example, some provide motion detection, and helpful tools for finding recorded video segments. Others are compatible with smart mobile devices and some are easier to integrate with door access control systems.

Software solutions are available that support simple home applications, small business and enterprise level applications. For more information on selecting the right software take a look at the resources (on the right) or just contact us for help selecting your complete IP camera system.

Software Comparison Table

Product Description Some Key Feature License
Ocularis PS Top

See the ONSSI comparison chart for more details.

Overview of Ocularis

This VMS software is designed for organizations or with small security and monitoring requirements.

Ocularis PS is best used in small security applications operating in a single location, running a relatively small number of cameras.

This software replaced ProSightSMB. If you have the older software, contact us for the upgrade program available.

  • Supports up to 25 IP cameras per server
  • Supports up to 4 concurrent video clients
  • Scalable by adding additional servers
  • Multiple servers can be located at multiple locations.
  • Includes Map-Based Navigation
  • Provides Instant Investigation during live monitoring
  • Includes Video evidence export
  • Also has advanced tools that help in investigations
  • Centralized User Rights Management

Licensed with a base license plus per camera license.

To add cameras just purchase an additional camera license.

Ocularis IS Top

See the ONSSI comparison chart for more details

OcularisIS is a midrange solution for organizations where the security organization is localized to each location.

It is designed for security applications at multiple locations with up to 64 cameras. It supports integration with access control, intercoms and other 3rd-party systems. It is excellent for organizations with dedicated resources for security. It adds the capability of On-event automated push-video alerting.

This software replaced NetDVR recorder.

NetGuard-EVS client software has been replaced by the Ocularis client.

If you have the older software, contact us for the upgrade program available.

Adds the following additional features:

  • Multi-site, multi-server support
  • Ocularis Client software included for concurrent viewing on as many Window computers as required
  • On-event automated push-video alerting.
  • Shared event and alerting management
  • Makes use of secondary (economical) storage.
  • CaseMaker (enhanced bookmarking).
  • Supports audio storage and can listen using client software.

Licensed with a base license plus per camera license.

To add cameras just purchase an additional camera license.

Ocularis CS Top

See the ONSSI comparison chart for more details

Ocularis CS is a more sophisticated product that is best for large distributed organizations with complicated command and control security needs.

Ocularis CS includes all the features listed for the other versions and adds support for VideoWall and OpenSight add-ons, allowing the control of video walls at multiple command and control centers, and incorporating camera streams from other Ocularis installations.

CS replaces the previous DS version and is an improvement over NetDVMS. NetGuard-EVS has been replaced by the Ocularis client. Contact us if you would like to upgrade your VMS software.

Adds the following additional features:

  • Control room video-wall management
  • OpenSight-compatible (as viewer system)

Licensed with a base license for all servers plus per camera license.

To add cameras just purchase an additional camera license.

Ocularis ES Top

See the ONSSI comparison chart for more details

This is best for organizations that have a large distributed security organization. It has no size limitation, and provides alerting and 3rd party integration including video content analytics when required.

Customer typically has an extensive Command Center and requires centralized management of all recording servers, multi-cast network and system failover support.

Adds the following additional features:

  • Supports many more cameras per server
  • Adds redundancy by using automatic Failover for recording servers
  • Simultaneous setup/configuration of cameras connected to multiple servers
  • Multicast support.

Licensed with a base license for all servers plus per camera license.

To add cameras just purchase an additional camera license.

TruViewIP Top

Excellent solution when you require a web browser or mobile support. The server runs on a Windows computer. The client viewing software doesn't just work on Windows Explorer, it also works on Firefox, Safari and Chrome, so you can view cameras on your Apple Mac.

It also supports smart phones including iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Android mobile phones without the installation of an App.

It only supports one-way audio recording from the camera location.

  • Utilizes the built-in motion detection available in many cameras as well as providing server motion detection
  • Supports many cameras per server with multiple video servers controlled through the viewing clients.
  • Includes facility mapping functions that allow you to easily locate your cameras.

Licensed by per camera license.

Axis Top

Axis Camera Station is a mid range single-server product that supports up to 64 cameras. Economical software for home and small business from Axis that only works with Axis cameras.

Only supports one-way audio from the camera.

  • Only works with Axis cameras

Axis Camera Station is licensed by the number of cameras supported. 4 or 10, with upgrades for 1 or 5 cameras.

Please contact us for help selecting the right software for your application.

AXIS Camera Station is an IP-Surveillance software that only works with Axis network cameras and video servers to provide video monitoring, recording and event management functions. Users can record video continuously, on schedule, on alarm and/or on motion detection. The software has multiple search functions for recorded events. Remote viewing and playback are also possible with the use of a Web browser or the AXIS Camera Station Windows client.

The software supports up to 25 cameras with up to 16 cameras per viewing window.

AXIS Camera Recorder Discontinued.

The AXIS Camera Explorer Discontinued.

This is a simple viewing solution that allows you to view up to 4 cameras on one screen.

Other software available includes Nuuo video management software.