CONTROL SOFTWARE – PECOS
- Control cameras locally or via network
- Live view of multiple cameras
- Recording and replay of videos
- Interface to EMC test software
- Event detection to support automated testing
With the HDCon6 PONTIS EMC offers a highly integrated and versatile system to control the shielded CCTV system.
As there is a PC integrated with harddisk, video capture card and multiple in- and outputs (LAN, USB, HDMI etc.) there is no additional PC needed to record and replay the videos.
PECOS, the control software that runs on the HDCon6, gives access to all these features.
To facilitate immunity testing even an event detection is integrated. This safes space, time and cost.
LIVE VIEW OF MULTIPLE CAMERAS
The software is designed to handle multiple cameras simultaneously. The number is only limited by the size of the screen.
You can also replay recordings in a window, while the live view of other cameras is shown in other windows. Besides the PTZ commands (pan/tilt, zoom/focus) you can also control the iris and other functions via the control panel.
MULTIPLE SCREENS AND MONITORS
PECOS supports multiple screens with different layouts and also detached monitors, i.e. a second monitor is connected to the PC out of the controller. This is useful to show live view and recordings on different monitors at the same time.
CONFIGURATIONS AND SETTINGS
PECOS provides flexible configuration for many features like screens, layouts etc.
Different sizes of the windows allow to show multiple cameras with the main camera in big window and others in smaller ones.
For security reasons different accounts with different rights (e.g. ”replay only“) can be assigned to users with different passwords.
Recording and Replay
SCREEN SHOTS AND RECORDINGS
With a click you can make a screen shot or start the recording of a camera view.
Both are stored on the internal hard disk and can be accessed via the network for documentation.
Besides the video audio is also stored in the recorded file.
MANAGE AND REPLAY RECORDINGS
All stored videos can be managed within PECOS. You can view and search in a video. It can be exported to a network location or to a USB stick. Recordings can be converted to different file formats (H.264, MPEG, Avi etc.).
FAST NAVIGATION AND PREVIEW
When using preview and fast navigation of timeline you can quickly find recorded video.
When a stored video is replayed a time line is shown below the video. By placing the cursor on the time lime you can see a small preview and jump to the location by clicking. This is very convenient for searches in long time recordings.
PECOS supports synchronous playback of recordings of different cameras that were recorded at the same. So you can have simultaneous videos and audio from different views (e.g. inside the vehicle and outside).
Of course also asynchronous playback of different videos or combining live view with recordings is possible.
INTERFACE TO EMC TEST SOFTWARE (OPTIONAL)
PECOS offers a well designed software interface. Various commands and data can be exchanged via TCP/IP with EMC test software solutions. It is possible to insert text into the picture (e. frequency, level, device name etc.). Recording of a video can be started or snap shots for documentation can be taken.
The interface is well documented and PONTIS will support software suppliers to implement a driver for PECOS.
The documentation is available on request.
For Rohde & Schwarz EMC32 we integrated a custom interface.