Avigilon’s newest VMS can ‘listen and see’

Fifth release of Avigilon Control Center ‘unites best of IT, Web design and video game industries’
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Friday, September 28, 2012

PHILADELPHIA—Megapixel video provider Avigilon at the ASIS show announced the details of the newest version of its VMS, the ACC 5.0, and demonstrated its ability to respond to voice commands and body movements.

Saying that ACC 5.0 “unites the best from the IT, Web design and video game industries so security professionals can easily and intuitively manage video footage from unlimited analog and megapixel cameras,” Keith Marett, VP of marketing and communications for Avigilon, summarized the three main features: crash-proof enterprise server management, where all servers are grouped together; a “collaborative mode” where more than one person can log into a video feed and manipulate the video in real time; and an intelligent virtual matrix that “allows you to turn video walls to life.”

At the news conference Sept. 10, Avigilon COO Andrew Martz demonstrated the voice and motion response capability.
 
Martz looked like a command center staffer playing squash on a Nintendo Wii to this reporter. Indeed, for this capability, which Martz said is in the alpha phase, the ACC works in combination with Kinect for Windows.

“We’re gauging the interest in it,” he said.