Datapath WallControl 10 plug-in for XProtect users
Datapath has developed a plug-in allowing its WallControl 10 management software to run alongside Milestone’s XProtect platform.
The software allows operatives to create bespoke video displays from a variety of sources, including direct camera feeds, external broadcasts and any other closed-network content.
Milestone’s XProtect video management system is an open platform that brings together camera and back-end intelligence.
XProtect users can add Datapath’s Wall Control 10 plug-in to drive a Datapath videowall controller without the need to use WallControl 10 separately. WallControl 10 is still operating on the videowall controller, but all the commands to direct content to the video wall is done using the XProtect user interface.
The WallControl 10 plugin for XProtect allows an administrator to define zones on their videowall. A zone may comprise any number of screens or part of a screen. XProtect users can then select which zone or zones they wish to add content to and from. With Datapath’s WallControl 10 plug-in, XProtect becomes a video monitoring platform with additional features.
The Share View feature takes the camera feeds from within the operator view and displays them on the video wall within the selected zone.
Selecting Track my View will automatically send the cameras from each operator view to the videowall without the need for the operator to share each time.
If the user view contains camera carousels, where several cameras can be cycled in a loop, the Extract feature allows the cameras currently on top to be sent to the videowall. This allows an operator to see a camera of interest on the wall, whilst the carousel continues on their local screen.
As is possible when using WallControl 10, XProtect users can deploy saved layout files onto the video wall. This allows for captured video, such as a TV signal or PC to be directly displayed onto the wall alongside the video cameras. Users are also given the opportunity to save layout files through XProtect for future recall.
The WallControl 10 plug-in will recognise all cameras that are available within Milestone’s recording server and automatically populate WallControl 10 with the correct settings.