March Networks Offers The Powerful Command Video Management Software

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March Networks is a company which specializes in IP video surveillance management solutions. One of its most popular products is the Command video management software. It is browser-based video management system software suitable for use by anything from small organizations operating out of a single site, to multi site organizations and large campuses. It allows you to control your video surveillance system through a browser-based interface with unheard of levels of ease.

What Can March Networks Command Video Management Software Do?

The Command video management software is offered by March Networks in three versions with the top of the line version capable of handling truly large organizations with thousands of video cameras.

At the entry level there is the Command Lite. This software is capable of monitoring surveillance using a maximum of 6 video channels and has the capability of storing on week’s worth of video footages. Its browser-based user interface can be accessed through computers using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome web browsers. It features advanced search features and health monitoring. Command Lite can easily be upgraded to Command Professional or Command Enterprise as your organization grows. Best of all, the Command Lite software is free. This allows you to try out the system without any cash outlay.

If you decide to use Command Professional instead, you get more powerful features. This video surveillance management software has a customizable task oriented graphical user interface (GUI) for greater ease of use. With the ability to support as much as 128 video channels, March System’s Command Professional is ideal for small to medium sized organizations.

This software package includes provisions for unlimited video retention and a host of other features such as video recording and archiving, pan, tilt, and zoom control (PTZ), interactive views combining PTZ and mapping in tracking of suspects, alarms with analytics capability, and powerful search capabilities. To aid in searches, video footages can be archived by schedule, sector or single/multiple channel views.

The software can be configured to react in pre-determined ways in response to alarm trips. Thus alarms can be set to result in automatic email notification of incidents, activation of equipments and lighting, and recording of unfolding events. Still IP browser based, this software allows you to exercise and control using any computer connected to the internet.

With the Command Enterprise edition of March Network’s video surveillance software, you can monitor and control as many as 10,000 video recorders and 128,000 video channels. Operation and control is easy and convenient as the March Networks Cloud gives you the ability to access video feeds from any location using smart phones; you can also change settings, and take control of cameras to follow developing incidents. More than having centralized control, access can be provided on multiple levels. You can also use its analytics features to gather lots of valuable data for use in business efficiency improvements.

If you have video surveillance equipment installed, you probably need video management software. Even the government is using video surveillance to predict criminal behavior. Perhaps you should consider at least trying out the Command Lite software – anyway this entry level version is free.

Industrial Touch Screen Monitor

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There are so much smart phones around us that almost everyone in the world is familiar with how to use touch screens. For the most part, people find these new screens are very convenient to use; except perhaps those who have poor eyesight who would miss the feel of a real keyboard. Most people also love the way these monitors eliminate the need for keyboards, mouse and even touch pads; not only are touch monitors easier to use, they also reduce desk clutter. Some reports claim that touch screens improve user efficiency.

The Rise Of The Industrial Touch Screen Monitor

The early screens used for industrial applications did not have touch capability; they were there only for viewing information and data entry was done through the usual keyboard, mouse and touch pad combination. Since touch screens were more efficient, entrepreneurs became interested in the industrial touch screen monitor. The industrial setting can surely use less clutter from keyboards and touch pads, so manufacturers began turning out industrial touch screen monitors.

Since many industrial applications expose monitors to harsh environments, industrial type touch screens are designed to be especially robust. Different standards issued by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association ( NEMA) apply to touch monitors which are resistant to heat, vibration, humidity, etc.

The Two Main Types Of Touch Screen Monitors Used For Industrial Applications

The two main types of industrial touch screen monitors are the open frame touch screens and the universal mount touch screens.

Open frame touch screens have just enough structure to keep the screen and the electronics components in one piece. They are purposely built that way because they were never meant to stand alone. Open frame touch screens are designed to be integrated into some other unit or containment structure during use. When these are intended for industrial applications the exposed portions have to meet standards which make them resistant to whatever extreme condition may be present in the environment where they will be used. When choosing the appropriate open frame touch screen, you can specify the size, NEMA rating, type of cable, and the screen protection required.

Open type touch screens are used to control various types of equipment in factories. One of the most commonly depicted uses is on CNC machines, although out in town you can also see touch screens used in information kiosks and ATMs.

The second main type of industrial touch screen is the stand-alone type. These touch screens are not meant to be installed on machinery cabinet cut-outs, but rather to be used independently; these type screens are normally only seen in machinery controls. The main advantage of these screens is that their containment structures come built to standards required for the environment they will be used at. Some of the features that users can ask for include the type of mounting brackets, pedestal mounts, NEMA rating, longer connection cables, and screen protectors.

As technology continues to improve, expect to see wider industrial uses of touch screen monitors.