Qognify Launches Ocularis 5.8 Video Management System Providing Easier Deployment and Advanced Connectivity

October 24, 2019

Pearl River, NY (October 24, 2019) – Qognify – the trusted advisor and technology solution provider for
physical security and enterprise incident management – launches version 5.8 of Ocularis, the award-
winning video management system (VMS) for enterprise and corporate projects with an emphasis on tactical
real-time operations and live visualization.
In version 5.8, Ocularis has put the user front and center. One of the numerous improvements is the
inclusion of an Ocularis Client MSI Installer, which enables customers to easily push out Ocularis Client
updates using the System Center Configuration Manager (SSCM) from Microsoft, thus greatly reducing time
required for software deployments, update and hotfixes across the enterprise.
Ocularis 5.8 allows customers to create a comprehensive security environment made up of multiple security-
relevant systems and applications communicating with each other. Using a flexible, driver-based approach,
the new Event Interface (SEI) breaks new ground to connect third-party security products to Ocularis,
addressing the needs of customers who place a premium on their physical security strategy. All events from
third-party applications such as access control and intruder alarm systems can now be received and
visualized within Ocularis. This provides security personnel with real-time, integrated event information
and response capabilities, thus significantly reducing the reaction time during critical incidents.
Ari Robinson, Product Owner for Ocularis at Qognify, explains further benefits of the interface: “Technology
and solution partners are now able to easily develop plugins to connect Ocularis with their product portfolios,
as the SEI is a well-documented and open interface. Especially for corporate and enterprise customers this
facilitates a hassle-free implementation of integrated security systems. Setting up an integrated security
solution with the SEI immediately provides an added value and also underlines the solution-based approach
of Qognify.”
Another essential move into this direction is the introduction of the open Analytics Interface (SAI), that allows
for the integration of any edge or server-based video analytics or license plate recognition solution on the
market, also using a plugin-based approach. Chen Porat, VP R&D at Qognify, explains the strategic
importance of these initiatives: “The introduction of the two new interfaces in Ocularis 5.8 is one of the first
outcomes of the cross-product initiatives within Qognify, rolling out standard interfaces across the product
portfolio and thus delivering tangible added value to as many Qognify customers as possible.”
Ocularis 5.8 now supports more than 5,000 different devices from over 80 different hardware manufacturers.
New camera functions including better support for cameras with integrated edge storage functionality, have
also been introduced into the software, giving customers even more choice when selecting the right
hardware for their individual video security application.

Ocularis 5.8 is now available from Qognify. Current customers with a valid Software Maintenance Agreement
(SMA) can download and install the update.

About Qognify
Qognify helps safeguarding your world, focusing on the outcomes of customers, who place a premium on
physical security. Providing solutions to mitigate risks, increase security and optimize operations, Qognify
serves thousands of customers all over the world as a trusted advisor. The comprehensive portfolio of
Qognify contains physical security and incident management solutions, which create add value for many
sectors including manufacturing companies, transportation authorities, retail chains, banks and other
financial institutions, ports and seaports, logistics service providers, schools and universities, correctional
facilities, critical infrastructures and cities. In 2018, Qognify acquired OnSSI Group with its brands OnSSI and
SeeTec, thus forming a leading global player in the physical security market. Headquartered in Pearl River,
New York, Qognify operates major development hubs in Germany and Israel as well as sales and support
offices around the globe.


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Email: marketing@qognify.com

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