Plustek announces a notable upgraded to its Centralized Management Software “MultiManager”. This version introduces powerful enhancements and new features to further improve monitoring effectiveness and efficiency. The new “Smart Cycling Control” tool brings added convenience to multiple-channel monitoring. Additionally, alert notification functionalities are improved to assist users in staying on top of alarms and to better respond to emergencies. User permissions also are better refined, providing more control and flexibility to the system. Last but not least, several other developments to image and video output file types, video recording performance, and user operations are made.
The new Smart Cycling Control tool is perfect for users needing to monitor multiple channels. Prior to the update, MultiManager allowed for live viewing of up to 128 channels through 1, 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64 channel display modes. To do so, users simply start up MultiManager from a remote PC, key in a domain name (DDNS) to bring up all the Plustek NVRs it is supporting, and connect to preconfigured network cameras of the Standalone NVR. From there, users can choose a display mode and manually switch screens to monitor all the desired channels. Alternatively, with the new Smart Cycling Control tool, available in 1, 4, 6, and 16 channel display modes, users can set automated timed switches of the screen. Not only does it bring more convenience, the Smart Cycling Control tool ensures that equal attention is paid to all channels and prevents the accidental neglect of any channel due to a slip of mind.
Apart from added convenience, this upgrade also includes enhanced alert notification functionalities to better aid users in responding to emergencies: the new alarm notification and audio alerts features on the control panel of the system’s Location Map. When an incident occurs, the corresponding monitoring channel will immediately pop up and display the current live view of the alarm site. If a newer alarm is triggered during this time, the new alarm will pop up and the original alarm will turn into a flashing icon. As soon as the alarm is triggered, the system will automatically turn into recording mode (if it is not set to continuous recording) for the next 90 seconds, guaranteeing the entirety of the incident related data.
Accompanying these new features is an increase in permission setting flexibility. Users can now set multi-tiered access privileges, effectively customizing permission levels to their company structure. Administrators have the ability remotely back up data. Specifically, they can set export schedules outside peak hours and designate data transfer to any online server to ration storage. This user-directed backup procedure optimizes the process. Even better, Plustek’s Linux-based NVR Slim 240 and Slim 380 are petite and easy-to-hide. Coupled with these machines’ ability to record and save data onsite, users can enjoy a peace-of-mind knowing that all video footages are securely stored as they are captured and will not be lost due to internet instability during a transfer.
Several other remarkable features are developed for this version, including recording performance improvements, expanded file output types in both still and motion images, and more user customization options. Recording performances now reach up to 60 frames-per-second in HQ VGA (640x480) and support additional output file types of JPEG in snapshots and AVI in video recordings. When put together with MultiManager’s flexible continuous, alarm and event, motion, snapshot, and manual recording modes and SMTP & FTP notifications, the upgrades mark an impactful advance of the software as a whole. Yet with all these new features, MultiManger remains extremely user friendly as the new version allows users to easily save their favorite tool bar settings. Users are now empowered to do more with just the same amount of effort as before.