Bruchsal, November 2017: Today SeeTec for the second time in 2017 releases an update of its product line, announcing version R11 of its video management software (VMS) solutions SeeTec Cayuga and SeeTec BVI.

The recent updates contain many improvements “behind the scenes” for customers and users of SeeTec’s software solutions. But many little things add up as well, so that we are convinced that they will improve your experience in working with our software, making it so much more reliable, and ever more comfortable. Especially large multi-site installations will profit from an increased overall performance of our VMS. But there are of course also some more obvious changes to highlight:

SeeTec Cayuga

As one of the most frequently used tools in SeeTec Cayuga, we tweaked the ISearch feature for forensic search, so that it now delivers search results up to 20 x faster. For the user this results in a significant reduction of research times. ISearch does not require any previously generated meta data and displays first results already while the search is still in progress. A new notification window now gives the user detailed information in cases where there is a problem with the Device Manager (DM) or the Multimedia Database (MDB), making it much easier to look for the cause of a problem within the installation. In addition, R11 of SeeTec Cayuga is again fulfilling the requirements of the German “UVV Kassen”, thus certifying it for the use in banking and retail environments.

As with each new iteration, SeeTec Cayuga now also contains support for additional cameras and further camera functionalities. New “Smart Drivers” for Dahua and Panasonic allow the use of new camera models from these manufacturers based on a particular firmware version without prior installation of new drivers. For critical environments with strict security policies in place, the communication between the hardware devices and SeeTec Cayuga can now be encrypted using TLS 1.2, depending on whether the cameras used support this protocol as well. The list of supported cameras is extensive, however please make sure to use only cameras that are officially certified. An overview can be found in the Supported Devices Database.

SeeTec BVI

SeeTec BVI also received some significant handling improvements: the map view has been revamped to improve usability, in particular to get easier access to the feeds of the cameras but also to ensure a faster overview and a simplified handling of events. Videos now can be exported in AVI format and thus be viewed in any video player software. In addition to the dashboards, which have already been available since SeeTec BVI R10, pre-defined reports can now be set up, providing a clear and bespoke visual overview of all relevant KPIs the system is able to track.

What’s more?

In order to make our products accessible for international customers more easily, the software interface is available in many languages — and their number is still growing. Thus, SeeTec Cayuga can now be operated in 14 languages (English, German, French, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Czech, Dutch and new: Portuguese) while SeeTec BVI now supports 4 languages (English, German, French, new: Spanish).