Arteco adds on-demand function
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Arteco Vision Systems, an intelligent video solutions provider, announced on Feb. 20 an on-demand addition to its remote video software application, Arteco-Logic, which allows central stations to receive video streams only after the occurrence of a security violation.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“With the on-demand feature of the product we no longer have to view video when no security events are taking place,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Steve Birkmeier, vice president of Arteco. Ã¢â‚¬Å“When an event takes place the live video will pop-up on the screen so personnel can take appropriate action. [Operators] can view the recorded event simultaneously while looking at live video and make a security decision on how to deal with the issue and then drop the video off the grid with a click of the mouse.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Birkmeier said this on-demand functionality is an Ã¢â‚¬Å“additional layer of real-time responseÃ¢â‚¬Â capability for central stations, providing video verification and effectively reducing false alarms. The pop-up video feature also significantly reduces bandwidth requirements for central stations. Ã¢â‚¬Å“A major issue has always been that you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to stream all the video back to a central location because it would be a bandwidth nightmare,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“so we developed this feature after working with central stations to combat this problem.Ã¢â‚¬Â
ArtecoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s IVS offerings are a software/hardware-based system, which uses the Arteco-Logic software to access ArtecoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s servers remotely. Birkmeier said that while this platform is Ã¢â‚¬Å“not an open architecture system, it can be used at any monitoring station.Ã¢â‚¬Â SSN