Synology Announces Surveillance Station 7.0

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Synology Surveillance Station 7.0
Synology Surveillance Station 7.0

Synology, which is distributed locally by CSD, has announced the beta availability of Surveillance Station 7.0, the latest version of its popular video management system. 

SURVEILLANCE Station 7.0 Beta delivers a completely redesigned interface, customizable event linking rules, integration for physical access controllers, as well as support for more specialized IP cameras and ONVIF 2.4 compliance.

Surveillance Station 7.0 Beta introduces new and advanced features, including brand new design emphasizing ease-of-use. The new user interface in Surveillance Station 7.0 has been redesigned and rebuilt. The intuitive design emphasizes ease-of-use, multitasking, and handy organization. Design tweaks deliver the smoothest and most responsive experience yet. 

The new Alerts Panel for Live View Analytics lets users easily review, play back, or save suspicious events. There’s automated event linking for dynamic surveillance environments and to facilitate task automation, Surveillance Station 7.0 significantly expands the functionality of action rules, making it possible to automatically perform a wider range of tasks, either according to a schedule or when pre-defined events occur. For example, if one camera goes offline, another camera can start patrolling a specified area in response.

Physical access control and video monitoring can now be undertaken in a single pane. When paired with the AXIS Network Door Controller solution, surveillance personnel can monitor, lock and unlock, or view access logs of connected doors — all from the familiar Surveillance Station interface.

Surveillance Station 7.0 delivers even more integration for specialized camera features, such as object tracking, digital output, and 2-way audio, allowing users to deploy a flexible surveillance system perfectly tailored to their individual environment. In addition, Surveillance Station 7.0 includes expanded, software-powered dewarping for wall mount and ceiling mount fisheye cameras. 

ONVIF 2.4 compliance: With support for ONVIF 2.4, users and system integrations can take advantage of boosted interoperability and more flexible installation with standard features like multiple stream, in-camera motion detection, digital input/output, audio output, NTP synchronization, or day/night exposure modes.

Surveillance Station 7.0 Beta features include global search for better application navigation and certain applications can be opened in a new window for easier viewing. You can customize events and actions to automate surveillance tasks and notifications and add external device support for more flexibility in surveillance deployments.

It’s possible to use both controller access data and video feeds to make access control with Axis 1001 more reliable and to manage and operate the access control system as well as watch Live View video feeds from one central interface.

There are refined video analytics for improved performance and an added alerts panel gives Live View for real-time alerts playback and download. Smart Search is now an independent application and video snapshots are now saved to the NAS for access anywhere, anytime There are 2 snapshot-editing features: privacy mask and blur.

When it comes to the CMS, recording servers can now be managed at the application level and servers in recording server mode can now run CMS to manage applications locally. Add-ons for all paired recording servers can now be manually updated from the host server.

There’s also enhanced camera support, with added 2-way audio support for Axis cameras to play audio from the camera microphone or from pre-recorded audio patterns. There’s an added digital output support for Axis and Vivotek cameras to execute external device actions and added by-channel support for digital inputs. 

You get auto-pan and auto object tracking support for PTZ cameras made by certain camera brands and speed control support for certain PTZ cameras, enabling users to operate cameras at their preferred speed. Fisheye de-warping via Surveillance Station for wall-mounted and floor-mounted fisheye cameras has been included. 

There’s audio and tampering detection support for certain cameras, brand-new design allowing for better application management of Device Pack, CMS, Joystick, VisualStation, and Axis Door Controller. Added notification support for external devices, enables communication between Surveillance Station and an external device.

“With Surveillance Station 7.0, we aimed to create the most flexible, yet easy to use version of Surveillance Station ever,” said Alex Wang, CEO of Synology Inc. “Users can enjoy a familiar desktop experience with the redesigned interface, while also taking advantage of more camera features and built-in support for physical access controllers. These features significantly boost versatility and installation options.”♦