Latitude Network Video Management System V5.3

Latitude Network Video Management System V5.3
Latitude Network Video Management System V5.3
VTel’s award winning Latitude NVMS® is an open standards, IPbased software platform that uses the latest advances in technology
to create the most user-friendly solution on the market today.
One software system replaces the traditional and antiquated CCTV matrix
switch, multiplexer and DVR and provides greater functionality because of
the inherent flexibility of IP-based information.
The power of Latitude NVMS can be found in installations around the
world, ranging from enterprise level systems to smaller office solutions.
You can use all IP edge devices or use the cameras you already own. It is a
flexible, scalable system that is designed with the end user’s requirements in
ControlCenter view for monitoring live and recorded video,
audio and data transactions.
Enterprise-level video, audio and data management system for recording and monitoring
Utilizes off-the-shelf computer workstations, servers, networking and storage equipment
Integrates with existing legacy CCTV equipment and third party hardware and software
DVTel offers a complete line of IP Cameras which, along with Latitude NVMS 5.3,
creates a complete end-to-end solution
Latitude NVMS was developed using Microsoft .NET Framework, thus providing better
interoperability, security, and ease of deployment. Over 90% of Fortune Global 2000
companies require that software is built on the .NET platform to work within their networking guidelines.
Latitude NVMS software comes in three package options including Classic, Elite and
AdminCenter Dashboard provides an
overview of the system status.
System Overview
Latitude NVMS V5.3 is a fully scalable enterprise-level multimedia management system. This advanced network-based system architecture enables simultaneous monitoring of video and audio, live and recorded, from
multiple stations. The system is easily configurable for storage both on
and off site. The software can be configured to store and to view from one
to thousands of cameras and monitor connections across an unlimited
number of servers.
Latitude V5.3 is built on Microsoft .NET Framework and includes Mentor
Screen Recording and the award winning SceneTracker video stitching
software, which incorporates DVTel’s patent pending Adaptive Visualization Technology (AVT).
• When Latitude NVMS 5.3 is unified with Longitude IP Access Control, Altitude IP Cameras, Audio and SceneTracker Video Stitching
Software, together they create the intelligent Security Operations
Center (iSOC).
DS-LAT53-Final A, August 2008
• Simultaneous use of multiple video compression, including
• Continuous, scheduled, manual, event-based and alarm–based
• Supports over 75 different IP cameras and video edge device
models from leading manufacturers.
• Integration with existing legacy analog CCTV systems
• State-of-the-art client applications and IT friendly features
provide ease of deployment and ease of use with any system
• Video Analytics enabled platform
• Full 32bit Microsoft .NET SDK, API and Plug-in technology
provide flexible integration and customized solutions
• Powerful Event and Actions model allows for automation and
provides both customization and 3rd party integration
• Supports both centralized and distributed architectures
• Resilient system design with failover and redundancy options
• Active Directory integration supported
• Motion detection and smart search support
DVTel, iSOC, Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, SceneTracker, CaseBuilder, and Mentor are registered trademark of DVTel Inc. All other company names and products are trademark or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Latitude Network Video Management System V5.3
System Functions
Live Video Monitoring
• Cameras can be monitored using computer monitors displaying the ControlCenter client application and analog monitors connected to the network via
hardware decoders
• Multiple patterns of tile layouts include 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios can be
used in ControlCenter
• Camera switching to any monitor in the system using a client PC mouse, PC
keyboard or CCTV keyboard
• Support for multiple streams of high quality video at full-motion frame rates
(30 fps NTSC, 25 fps PAL)
• Support for remote viewing using the Latitude Transcoder server
• Camera sequences
• DVTel SceneTracker Views can be monitored directly from ControlCenter
• Full screen video support
• Support for up to 4 monitors on a single client PC.
Live Audio Monitoring
• Audio inputs, such as microphones, can be monitored using computer speakers on the ControlCenter client workstation. They can also be monitored
using audio outputs, such as speakers, connected to the network via audio
hardware decoders
• Multiple audio streams monitored concurrently on a PC (audio mixing)
• Audio inputs can be linked to video cameras for combined audio-video
• Audio inputs can be monitored independently in ControlCenter using audio
• Volume, mute and other audio controls are provided by the client application
• Record video from any supported camera or edge device in any resolution
and profile
• Record independent or video linked audio inputs such as microphones
• Support for multiple recording triggers: manual, schedule, alarm-based, motion based and event-based. These recording reasons are saved as part of the
clips’ metadata
• Dynamically change record settings based on motion, alarm, or other events
• Support for pre-alarm/post-alarm and pre-event/post-event recording
• Support for recording either the first or the second stream of a dual streaming encoder
• Control the recording retention time – how long clips remain archived before
being overwritten—per camera and per type of recording trigger
• Lock clips that should be kept indefinitely
• Recording profiles and schedules can be set individually per stream (audio or
• The use of containerized storage optimized for large video files reduces operating system overhead and improves reliability by preventing disk fragmentation
• Fail over recording, allowing Archivers to dynamically take over other Archivers’ roles in cases of machine failure or communication loss
• Redundant recording
Playback from Archive
• Support for multiple concurrent video and audio playback from archive
• Support for Synchronized playback of multiple concurrent video and audio
Archives can be queried based on scenes; date and time; recording reasons/triggers; bookmarks and incidents; motion smart
search and other motion search methods
Increase or decrease playback speed and use reverse playback to
examine clips from end to start. Support for frame by Frame
The ControlCenter timeline provides a visual indication of the
current frame’s time and position, the playback speed and metadata such as recording triggers and bookmarks
The ControlCenter timeline provides video and audio clip navigation capabilities such as jump-to-time, change of speed and direction, change of timeline resolution and more
• Video and Audio can be exported to a DVTel proprietary file
format, providing an encryption protected SHA-1 digital signature for evidence management purposes
• Video can be exported to an AVI file using industry-standard
• Audio can be exported in a standard WAV format
• Latitude Exporter application supports exporting of multiple concurrent clips for burning to a DVD with a copy of the stand alone
DVTel proprietary player
• Safrun – every server installation contains a watch dog process to
guarantee system services are always running
• Redundant archiving
• Fail Over Archiver
• Fail Over Directory
• Fail Over EDB
• Distributed architecture – minimizing the risks of a single point
of failure
Virtual Matrix
Support PTZ user hierarchy to determine which users have
priority over other users when controlling PTZ domes
Camera switching from any keyboard or workstation to any viewing tile or analog monitor the system
Salvos – available with Layouts in ControlCenter or groups of
analog monitors
Guard Tours (layout tours)
PTZ control, including control of presets, patterns, auxiliaries,
PTZ lock
CCTV keyboard support
Automation: configure actions execution upon events
Events and Actions
• Event logging within the audit trail database
• Latitude can receive and distribute events from multiple sources
• Support for automatic execution of actions in response to events.
• Intelligent event and action distribution using a rule-based service
Latitude Network Video Management System V5.3
System Functions (Cont’d)
Command and Control
• Unification with Longitude IP Access Control and Video Analytics
• Video wall management
• Supports full screen video
Alarm Management
• Support for creation and configuration of an unlimited number of alarm
• Alarms can be triggered automatically by the system in response to any
event, according to the administrator’s definitions
• Alarms can be triggered manually by users
• Alarms can be sent to multiple recipients, either simultaneously or based on
pre-defined, alarm-type-specific recipient priorities
• ControlCenter displays an alarm list with detailed alarm states and history as
well as various other alarm indications, including sound
• Alarms may display video and audio content to the user, including live and
archived footage and maps. Alarms can also be associated with a pre-defined
procedure URL page
• ControlCenter can display footage of multiple alarms concurrently in different tiles
• The user can snooze, forward and acknowledge alarms
• Alarms can trigger recording of pre-alarm and post-alarm periods, if defined
• Alarm recording is marked with automatic bookmarks
• Recorded alarm clips can be searched by recording reason or bookmark text
Event Logging
Latitude automatically supports recording of many types of events into an
AuditTrail database
Support for user selectable event-type logging
Recorded events include date, time and other relevant fields of information
Reporting tool provides means for creating multiple types of reports, based
on time criteria set by the user, and allows the user to view, print and export
the reports
Alarm history can be queried and displayed in ControlCenter
User Management
Latitude NVMS 5.3 supports user management capabilities, authentication and privileges
• Support for user groups. A user can be assigned to one or more
groups and inherit the privileges of the groups.
• User privileges can be assigned per site, per camera and per virtually any function or entity in the system. The privileges are assigned using a hierarchy that is similar to the application trees, to
allow giving or denying access for sites.
• User management is available also with Active Directory integration
• Enables central/global user management for multi-directory
• Enables importing users and groups into Latitude
• Unified login option allows using the windows credentials to
login to Latitude
Motion Detection
• Motion detection is supported in the following modes:
• Full screen or zones on the Archiver, for all DVTel IP cameras
and encoders, excluding the value line cameras.
• Edge based motion detection with zones for most of the 3rd
party edge devices as well as DVTel Value line cameras
• Motion detection profiles allows the definition of sensitivity
thresholds for motion on and motion off events
• Motion indication, showing the level of motion as histograms on
the timeline of recorded video
• Motion Smart search, allowing the user to define a region of interest to query the system for all the motion incidents that have occurred in that region during a certain time period
Analog Matrix
• Integration with Analog Matrix systems is available using the
iSOC integration manager. For more details please contact DVTel
sales engineering.
• The system manages metadata by recording real time information in the
Archiver and Directory SQL databases. The information describes events
that may or may not be related to recorded multimedia such as video or audio
• The system provides multiple tools to search and retrieve information using
metadata. The most comprehensive tool for metadata-based search is the
ControlCenter Query Pane
• Metadata types include recording triggers, alarm information (including
response data), event information and bookmarks and incidents (collections
of multiple simultaneous bookmarks from different sources). All metadata is
SceneTracker Adaptive Visualization Technology (AVT)
Stitching Screen
Latitude Network Video Management System V5.3
System Components
Latitude NVMS 5.3 is made up of the following components:
• Directory – the system’s central administration and configuration database
• EventDistributor (EDB) – intelligent rule based switching of events and
Archiver – records video, audio and meta data and manages edge devices
Gateway – portal for remote access over the Internet
Transcoder – provide remote connectivity to the system and video streaming over the Internet
AuditTrail – Recording of all administrator events in SQL database
SafRun – watchdog service
Client Applications
• ControlCenter – the operator command and control interface and a player
for live, archived and exported multimedia
AdminCenter – the system configuration interface
QuickControl Center - allows you to connect to your Latitude system with
no installation required. Save the file to your desktop, or any other folder,
and double click it to start operating your system, enjoying the ControlCenter
full-fledged functionality
SceneTracker Player – playback of exported SceneTracker footage
Portable Stand alone Player – playback of synchronized authenticated exported clips
Latitude Exporter - supports exporting of multiple concurrent clips for
burning to a DVD with a copy of the stand alone player
Integration Tools—Software Development Kit (SDK), APIs and Plug-Ins
Mentor—Capture the operator’s screen as a video stream, allowing the supervisor to record or monitor it in real time for training and review
• Authentication management
• System configuration and settings catalog
• Alarm management
• Incident/metadata management
• System status view
• Using Microsoft SQL Express 2005/ SQL Server 2005 Database
• Fail over directory—multiple per system
Event Distributor (EDB)
Intelligent, rule-based distribution of events, actions and messages
Supports Failover EDB
• Recording of video and audio
• With dual stream encoder, either stream can be recorded
• Playback of video and audio
• Manages IP Cameras, Encoders, Decoders and other IP Edge Devices
• Audio/Video - Multicast or Unicast capability
• Controls PTZ domes and sequences
• Video proxy (redirection)
• Performs motion detection events
• Using Microsoft SQL 2005 Express Database to store metadata including
storage management, bookmarks and motion information
• Support for Redundant Recording
• Supports Failover archiving
• Automatic discovery of IP edge devices
Transcoder & Gateway
The Transcoder delivers MJPEG video streams for internet/lowBandwidth clients, by performing MPEG4 to MJPEG transcoding
• The Gateway is a Portal for remote access over the internet in a
transparent fashion
• Recording of all the event types that were selected by the administrator for logging, into an AuditTrail database.
• Using Microsoft MSDE SQL Database
• View live, archived and exported video and audio, side-by-side
• Synchronized Playback
• Sophisticated alarm and event management
• Manage incidents and bookmarks
• Global client - connect to multiple directories
• Remote client – connect via the internet
• Logical tree view with entity status
• Embedded SceneTracker
• Maps and web content in tiles
• Flexible/customizable GUI layout
• PTZ, Digital PTZ and Keyboard support
Configuration and administration
Licensing interface
Ease of use through Wizards: Quick Configuration Wizard, Camera wizard, Copy Configuration wizard and user group wizard
• Dashboard display of system status
• Sidebar menu offering task oriented user interface
• Automatic Discovery of edge devices
• Physical tree - servers and edge devices configuration
• Logical tree - geographical/organizational hierarchy configuration
• Filtered views for cameras, users and more
• Search/Filter support for all trees
• Profiles and schedules
• Users, user groups and privileges
• Alarm, event and action definitions
• Global client - connect to multiple directories
• Remote client - connect via the internet
• Map Builder - A user interface for creation and maintenance of
HTML based maps
• Ability to backup system databases
Provides a Latitude API that can be used for integrations and
Provides video feeds using the Direct Show Filter
Provides event and alarm listeners to the system using the Event
API and Alarm API
For ordering and hardware specification information, please refer to
the Price Guide and System Specification Document. Both can be obtained by contacting your Local Regional Sales Manager
([email protected]).
Specification sheet is subject to change without notice
Toll-Free: 1-877-DVTel-77
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