Digital Sentry DS v7 VMS Release Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 21, 2010

In this note, we examine new features and restructured pricing for Pelco's Digital Sentry VMS software version 7. This updates our May 2010 test of DS 6.8.

The key new feature in this release is LDAP authentication / Active Directory integration providing enterprise account management for using the Digital Sentry system. This improves the usability of accessing multiple Digital Sentry servers/recorders. A plus is that LDAP is offered at no additional cost in the regular software package (i.e., no upgrades or premium version required). Two negatives are that (1) LDAP is the only way to provide enterprise account management (no internal enterprise account management is offered) and (2) the system still does not have enterprise configuration management (e.g., bulk configuration changes).

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