Genetec to Unveil New Features for Security Center at ASIS 2015

Security Center 5.4 will Introduce New Communications and Video Encryption Enhancements, Reduced Bandwidth Consumption through H.265 Support and a Redesigned Map-based Command and Control Module

Montreal, August 28, 2015 - Genetec™, a manufacturer of unified IP security solutions, will attend the ASIS 2015 seminar in Anaheim, CA (Sept. 28—Oct.1) on Booth # 2639. The company will demonstrate its full product portfolio of security solutions alongside its many industry hardware and software partners, and will unveil new features for Security Center 5.4, its unified security platform that combines access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) and video surveillance. This latest release introduces advanced logical security and video encryption mechanisms, support for the H.265 video compression standard, as well as the next-generation of the Plan Manager mapping module. Security Center 5.4 is expected to be available in Q4 2015 through Genetec™ Channel Partners.

Enhanced Security Authentication and Access

Security Center 5.4 will introduce industry-leading security threat countermeasures, including new authentication and encryption methods to ensure that only authorized personnel can access their security system. To mitigate the risk of cyber-threats, such as man-in-the-middle attacks, organizations will be able to implement digital certificates to guarantee trust within the system and implement new levels of encrypted communications between all Security Center components. By establishing a secure and trusted connection, Security Center will be able to authenticate communications within the system, validating and ensuring that data and video are not exchanged with outside sources. This latest release will also allow organizations to leverage specialized third-party claims services, including Active Directory Federation Services, to authenticate and manage Security Center user credentials.  

New video encryption methods in Security Center 5.4 will offer advanced capabilities to ensure that live video streams and archived video can only be viewed by authenticated users, and cannot be shared with unauthorized individuals. Leveraging either AES-256 or RSA encryption standards, Security Center 5.4 will protect recorded streams, maintaining no unencrypted data, with enforced viewing permissions through the use of digital certificates.

Reduced Bandwidth Consumption with H.265 Integration

As organizations evaluate methods to reduce surveillance system costs and storage needs, the advent of the H.265 video compression standard promises to reduce bandwidth consumption by up to 50 percent, while also allowing them to leverage higher resolution cameras more efficiently. Security Center 5.4 is one of the first video management platforms that will offer support for H.265, and will provide integration to the Vivotek IP9171 H.265 camera. Additionally, through support for H.265-compatible video graphics cards, Genetec customers are able to benefit from the graphic processing unit (GPU) decoding to render H.265 streams more efficiently and reduce the processing load on workstation performance.  

Redesigned Map-Based Command and Control

When responding to an incident, navigating through a large number of devices within a security system can be time consuming, particularly for operators overseeing multi-level buildings or distributed sites. Security Center 5.4 will launch a completely redesigned version of its native mapping module, Plan Manager, to assist operators in their day-to-day tasks, via a highly intuitive and visual experience.     

The new "Map Monitoring" task will offer a map-centric user experience, allowing operators to rapidly navigate their security environment, monitor devices and alarms, for easy system-control actions. In security operations command centers and control room environments, Plan Manager will be optimized to leverage video walls by enabling operators to span maps across multiple monitors.  

GenetecTM will welcome many of its hardware and software ecosystem partners in Booth #2639 at ASIS including: Camera partners: AXIS Communications, Arecont Vision, Bosch, Dahua, Oncam Grandeye, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sensity, Sony, and Vivotek; Access Control partners: ASSA ABOY, HID, Mercury Security, Salto and Suprema; Body-worn Camera partners: B-Cam and Zepcam; Infrastructure partners: BCDVideo, EMC, Pivot3, NetApp, Veracity and DDN; Analytics Systems partners: Kiwi Security, Briefcam, Agent VI and Prism Skylabs.

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company's flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

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Security Center 5.4 provides a completely redesigned version of its native mapping system, Plan Manger, to assist operators in their day-to-day tasks, via a highly intuitive and visual experience. Security Center 5.4 provides a completely redesigned version of its native mapping system, Plan Manger, to assist operators in their day-to-day tasks, via a highly intuitive and visual experience.

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