Axis signs on development partner Cathexis
Cathexis has been appointed an Axis Development Member, enabling full integration of Axis Communications’ network video products into its CatVision IP VMS. CatVision will be launched to the UK and wider European markets at IFSEC 2013.
Mark Ross, Sales Director at Cathexis Europe, said: “This strategic partnership will enable CatVision to fully exploit the potential of the Axis camera range, meaning end users will get the features, performance and results they require. Integrators will also benefit from the added flexibility and ease of set-up that the combination of CatVision and Axis can provide.”
The Axis Development Partner Program provides application components such as VAPIX (Axis’ API), technical documentation, SDKs, and dedicated development support.
Daren Lang, Business Developer Manager ADP/TPP, Northern Europe Region for Axis Communications, said: “The program ensures product compatibility and helps software developers provide reliable and optimised network video management solutions for most industry segments. We are pleased that Cathexis have seen the value in partnering with Axis to deliver optimised best of breed solutions to their customers.”
CatVision is a sophisticated and very easily configured IP video management software solution. It benefits from Cathexis’ 18 years of experience in supplying high end analogue systems, and builds on an in-depth understanding of the needs of installers to deliver a cutting edge suite of digital technology, well adapted to today’s IP based security demands.
The CatVision VMS is extremely easy to load, configure and commission. Because IP surveillance systems can have hundreds or thousands of cameras, and multiple recording parameters, Cathexis has introduced a Wizard process – similar to that on a PC – that takes the engineer through the entire set-up process step by step. Multiple cameras can be added with just a few clicks. The recording configuration process is equally simple, incorporating a ‘cut and paste’ option to set up multiple identical events, rather than having to do them all one by one - which saves significant time.
The end result is a simple and easy-to-use engineer interface overlaying a very powerful VMS platform, meaning less training, less time on site and easier maintenance. And Cathexis backs this up with the highest levels of support in the industry.
The open architecture Windows and Linux variants of CatVision enable IP cameras, recording and viewing servers to be integrated seamlessly, providing clients with maximum return on investment. CatVision features built-in video analytics capabilities, and offers system health monitoring. The solution is also available with a Network Addressable Storage option. The software supports the ONVIF interoperability standard, and provides dewarping functionality for 360 degree cameras, such as the M3007 models from Axis.
CatVision is supplied on four software levels and has several licensed add-ons to provide full flexibility to seamlessly tailor endlessly customised solutions. The software’s backward compatibility supports a hybrid platform making upgrading easy, cost effective and ensures a future proof solution.