Cisco today announced Video Surveillance Manager 7.0, a solution certified to run in Cisco’s virtualized Unified Computing System (UCS) environments. It makes it possible for customers in healthcare, public sector and retail to move beyond traditional basic safety and security surveillance deployments and use video to transform the way they run their businesses through hyper-scalability and ease of configuration.
Cisco also introduced a complete new line of medianet-enabled high definition IP video surveillance cameras, an extension of its medianet strategy, and remote management services. All of these are designed to help IT and security teams partner to implement very-large scale video deployments.
Analysts estimate that by 2013, more than 50 percent of all video surveillance deployments will be managed by IT on the IP network in order to support this deluge of bandwidth-heavy video data.
These new technologies offer economies of scale to enable video-based innovations, all with unprecedented ease of implementation. This will give applications of video beyond security include remote patient observation solutions for healthcare, dramatically reducing shrinkage in retail and warehousing, and allowing urban video protection initiatives as well increasing the efficiency in providing enhanced citizen services.
Cisco Video Surveillance Manager 7.0 and new versions of Cisco’s related end-to-end Connected Physical Security Solutions, including Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration Solution 4.5.2, Cisco Physical Security Operations Manager 6.0 and Cisco Physical Access Manager 1.4.1 are now available for deployment with Cisco’s industry award-winning Unified Computing Systems platforms.
These integrated solutions help to extend Cisco’s medianet strategy by providing robust scalability, network aware intelligence, streamlined implementation and simplified management.
Guido Jouret, general manager & CTO, Emerging Technologies Group at Cisco said: “Similar to the evolution of telephony, physical security is today becoming an IP-based solution to optimize scalability and reduce complexity and costs. The Cisco Video Surveillance Manager 7.0 is a completely redesigned system built from the ground up with “Cisco DNA’ with unprecedented levels of scalability and manageability. Thanks to Medianet, virtualization support, and great application-level APIs, we’re offering our customers unprecedented scale at the lowest levels of TCO.”