To achieve a higher level of security while saving time and money, check out OnSSI’s expanded video management software

by Brianna Crandall — February 7, 2018 — Intelligent IP video surveillance management software provider On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc. (OnSSI) just announced the release of Ocularis 5.5, the latest update to the company’s popular Video Management Software (VMS) platform. Ocularis 5.5, which is available today, includes new integrations and automation functions designed to increase overall performance and cost-efficiency, including new camera smart drivers, increased security and higher reliability.

Screenshots of Ocularis 5.5 on a laptop, phone and tablet

Screenshots of Ocularis version 5.5, courtesy of OnSSI

Ken LaMarca, VP of Sales and Marketing, OnSSI, stated:

This latest release of Ocularis provides a long list of new features and improvements that solve the emerging needs of users across a wide range of applications to deliver the latest functionality for enterprise level surveillance operations. Ocularis 5.5 is not only more user-friendly, it helps operators save more time and money, while maintaining the highest levels of security.

Key enhancements of Ocularis include new Smart Camera Drivers for Dahua and Panasonic cameras that provide immediate support for all new cameras without the need to wait for individual camera drivers or driver packs. OnSSI’s Smart Camera Drivers from most major camera manufacturers allow users to take advantage of the most advanced camera features right away, without having to update their recording servers. Expanded support for H.265 compression to also include Axis Communications, Dahua, and Panasonic cameras provides exceptional image quality while dramatically reducing bandwidth usage and storage requirements.

Additional features in Ocularis 5.5 include:

Ocularis Base and Administrator — Recorder configuration changes are now made automatically inside Ocularis Base, resulting in an easier process with fewer steps, which also results in time savings. Admin users in Ocularis are encouraged to change the default password with visual feedback on the strength of the password to help provide additional security. In addition, a new System Status tab allows the operator to see immediately which devices are online or offline and further reduces bandwidth for multi-site installations. Reports of the status of the system can easily be generated for maintenance and reporting purposes.

Ocularis Web — Enhancements include an added bookmarking feature in Ocularis Web, for faster access to important video for more efficient investigations.

Ocularis Client — Improvements include a new playback mode of alarm recordings only, reducing bandwidth and increasing event notifications and video call-up times.

Ocularis 5.5 is available in three models: Professional, designed for organizations operating multiple locations with small to mid-sized camera counts; Enterprise, built for a wide range of mid to large IT-centric organizations; and Ultimate, created for large organizations with extended command and control needs and recording server failover.

For more information on Ocularis, what’s new in Ocularis 5.5, or upgrading to version 5.5, visit the OnSSI Web site.