VMS2000 Server

The software that resides in the Digital Video Server (DVS), and is responsible for all the functions operating on the DVS hardware.

The VMS2000 Server software is responsible for all the Video Management Systems functions operating on the DVS hardware. Since it is operates on the DVS itself (on the network edge), it reduces ongoing operating costs because it minimizes bandwidth, communications, power and back office IT infrastructure requirements. The VMS2000 Server software records video images, analyzes them using unique video analytics, determines if a rule has been breached, then sends a real-time alert with an image to an operator. The video is also stored in the DVS for event review and investigation. The VMS Server software is also responsible to stream the video feeds to any connected VMS2000 Client, provide PTZ control, control all serial and digital I/O interfaces to allow integration of physical security devices and other control functionality to the overall video surveillance solution.



VMS2000 Client  

The software that resides remotely on a user’s laptop or personal computer and is the main user interface for the video monitoring system. It is designed to connect to multiple DVS devices located locally or across multiple sites. The VMS2000 can be run on any computer or laptop and has many features:

  • View live video (1 to 16 images per screen)
  • Review recorded and archived video
  • Video data management, archiving and summarizing
  • Access multiple monitoring stations
  • Video analytics configuration
  • Real-time alarm and event management and email notifications
  • Remote PTZ camera controls
  • System configuration of all user-definable parameters



VMS2000 Analytics

The software algorithms that are used to automatically identify various types of asset monitoring and security conditions.

Systems With Intelligence analytics manage tasks and automate the monitoring function. The operator can set up rules that describe what they are trying to monitor. Rules are simple sets of specifications that say what to look for, where to look for it, and what to do if it happens. If, for example, the operator sets up a rule to watch the temperature on a set of bushings, the VMS2000 software will analyze the temperatures send an alarm to SCADA when the limit is exceeded. Analytics work by looking at data and analyzing it in real-time. This means that there is no delay between an event and the reaction to it; the analytics processes data on the fly, the same way as would a person looking at the camera feed.


Visual Analytics:

  • Motion detection
  • Boundary Crossing
  • Loitering
  • Camera Tampering
  • Arc Flash
  • Switch Position

Thermal Analytics:

  • Absolute Temperature Measurement
  • Relative Temperature Measurement
  • Temperature Rate of Change

Benefits of Analytics:

Reduce Network Bandwidth – Streaming video over a network gives rise to many bandwidth and network resource issues. In many cases, and for remote locations, continuously streaming video over a wide area network is not practical. In this case, video analytics can be used to decide when to transmit video. For example, when a person enters a field of view where no one should be present, a small video clip can be transmitted to an operator for remote viewing. Bandwidth and network resources are preserved and only used when an event of interest occurs. Video analytics can provide effective monitoring of remote locations that may only have low speed network connectivity available.

Reduce Video Storage Requirements – Storage optimization is a common use for video analytics. In its simplest form, video analytics examines video feeds to identify changes in motion. Based on the presence or absence of motion, the video management system can decide not to store video or to store video at a lower frame rate or resolution. Since surveillance video captures long periods of inactivity, like at unmanned substations, using video analytics can reduce storage consumption by 60% – 80% relative to continuous recording. Recording only when an event has occurred also results in the ability to quickly search and retrieve specific security events in post-event analysis.



VMS2000 Archive Server

The software that resides on a central dedicated computer that manages the retrieval of all stored video and data from each DVS to an external storage device for the purposes of long-term data archiving.