Synology releases latest software

Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire (UK)

Synology has confirmed 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, customisable event linking rules, integration for physical access controllers, as well as support for more specialised IP cameras and ONVIF 2.4 compliance.

"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.”

Surveillance Station 7.0 Beta introduces new and advanced features, including a brand new design emphasising ease-of-use: The user interface in Surveillance Station 7.0 has been redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. The intuitive design emphasises ease-of-use, multitasking, and handy organisation. 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.

Automated event linking for dynamic surveillance environments has been introduced 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 is now available in a single pane. In this way, Surveillance Station 7.0 moves beyond video surveillance and into the real world of physical access control. When paired with the Axis Network Door Controller solution for example, 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 is capable of delivering even more integration for specialised camera features, such as object tracking, digital output, and two-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.

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 synchronisation, or day/night exposure modes.

To help make Surveillance Station 7.0 even better, Synology is inviting users to participate in the Surveillance Station 7.0 Beta Program and submit feedback. Synology will hand out a Camera License Pack (including 4 licenses) to three different users who provide the most valuable assistance and feedback during the Beta Program.

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