Testing Genetec's Omnicast Video Management Software

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 10, 2010

Genetec is one of the most used and well known VMS systems in the marketplace. While it does not generate the same level of press as its most commonly compared rival, Milestone Systems, Genetec has a strong technical reputation.

In this test, we examine Genetec's Omnicast VMS (v 4.5). The test was hosted on VMWare Server virtual machine running Windows XP Pro (32 bit OS), connected to an IQinVision 4 seriesAxis Q1755, Panasonic NP502 and Pelco Sarix cameras. A remote workstation using Windows 7 was also tested using Omnicast's network accessible client applications. 

Our key findings include:

  • Outstanding advanced functionality especially for 3rd party systems integration, large scale system management and live monitoring by teams of operators
  • Steep learning curve and complexity, especially for administration, may cause significant problems for infrequent operators and traditional security technicians

We believe specifiers should carefully consider the tradeoffs when considering Genetec. While Omnicast offers many unique or rare advantages, you may find them unnecessary and the complexities in administrating quite challenging.

Compare to 10 other independent VMS tests we have conducted.

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Recommendations *** *** ******** ******

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  • Large ***** **** **********: Abundant features to support large teams watching and sharing video of large numbers of cameras. Specific features include: Matrix switch and keyboard integration, extensive macros/scripting, prioritizing alarms, forwarding alarms, redistributing live video feeds across the network, locking PTZ controls, blocking live video feeds, numeric based keyboard controls, etc.
  • Large ***** ****** **********: Abundant features to support scalable, redundant systems of thousands of cameras. Specific features include: redundant system management (i.e., directories), redundant recording (i.e., archivers), multicast support end to end, gateways for large scale system access, federation to access other Genetec systems, batch configuration (i.e., copy configuration tool), reporting, etc.
  • 3rd ***** ****** ***********: Abundant integration with IP cameras, access control systems, PSIM, keyboard, matrix switches, analytics, etc.
 
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  • Steep ******** *****: Having tested a dozen systems and deployed VMS systems for years, we find Genetec to have one of the steepest learning curves in the industry. We think most users will require formal training and that users without such training could make important mistakes. Integrators should factor in the cost of learning/training as well as the mistakes/delays that may occur if techs only use/deploy Omnicast systems infrequently.
  • Cumbersome ************** / *************: With hundreds of configuration options divided across two applications and two dozens sections, unless you are trained and regularly use Genetec, it can be difficult to determine what and where to change. There are no 'wizards' or 'simple setup' tools. The system is optimized for power users and large scale applications.
  • High ***** *** ***** *******: Genetec's 'basic' single server package (called Standard) is fairly expensive so if you want to deploy a small camera count system, you will pay more than most competitors and have to deal with a more complex setup.
 
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RecommendationsEnd Users

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  • ****-**** *** *** ** ***** ******: ** *** **** **** **** * ***** ****** ** cameras ** * ***** ****** ** ***** ******* * **** of **** ******** ******** *****, ** *** ********* ** *** competitive ***** ** ********. ***** ******* ******** * ****** *** appliance (*****-****) ** ****, ** ** ********** ********* *** *** **** end ******** ** ******** *** ****** ** ******* ******* ********* benefits *** **** *** *****.

Recommendations - Integrators

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  • ************* **** ********* ***********: ** *** **** ****** ** ************ ****** **** ****, you *** ** **** ** ******* ************* ** ************ ** Omnicast ** ****** **** *********** ******** *********** ****** *****.
  • ******** *** ******* ******** **********: ** **** **** *** *********** ***-******* ******** ***********, ** think ***** ******** ** ****** ** ** * ******** *** source ** ***********. ** ********* **** **** ******** *********** ***** carefully ****** ********* * ****** **** ****** ******** ****** ********* skills, *****-** ******* ******** *** ******* ***.

Product *******

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*******and ******* *******

** ** ***** ****, ******* ****** * ******* '********.' *** packages ***** *** **** '**** ****' *** ****** ********* ** the *************** *******. **** ******* *** * **** *** (*** deployment, *** ******) *** **** ********** **** *** ********** (*.*., per ******).

  • ********** *******'* ***** ***** ** ****** ****** ******** **** * maximum ****** ** ** ******* *********. ******** ******** ***** *******, web ****** *** ******* *** ** ********** ******** *** *** party ****** ***********. * ** ****** ****** *** ** **** of ************* $*,*** ** $*** *** ******. **** ********* **** an **** ** $***-$*** *** *******, ****** ******, ******* ******, limited ************* ********.
  • ***** *******'* ***-***** ******** **** * ******* ** ** ********* and *** ******* *** ********. *** **** *** ******* *** party ****** *********** (****** *******, *********, ***.), ********** ******** *** Federation (**). ******** * ****** *** *** ******* ** ****, the **** *** ****** ** ************* $***. *** ****** **** optional ******** (**** ** ****** ********* ***********, ****** ********, ***.) but ** * *** ****** *****, ***** **** ** ****** inconsequential.
  • Enterprise is Genetec's high end offering with an unlimited license for total archivers (300 cameras per archiver max). For an optional modest fee, Enterprise users can enable redundancy, 3rd party system integration and Federation (TM) (these fees work out to be $3 to $10 per camera per feature in systems of even moderate scale). The per camera MSRP (including the additional fees for Genetec's optional advanced features) is approximately $270 per camera. This price point is quite reasonable compared to other 'high-end', enterprise level VMS systems.

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********** (**) ** *** ** *******'* **** *********** *** ********* features. ******* ********* ********** ** ** ************ ****:

"******** *** **** ** ******* ******** **** ****** ******* *********** organisations, ** ** ******* ********** *******"

***** **** ****** ******* ** ********** ********** ****** ** **** VMS *******, ** ** *********. ******* ******** ********** ********** ** cameras, *****, *** ******* *** ********* ************. ********** ******** ** additional ***** ** **************** ****** ***********.

********** (**) ****** *********** ******* ******** ******* ******* **** *** independently **********. *** ********, *** ****** ********** **** * ******* Omnicast ******. *** **** ******* **** * ******* ******** ******, purchased *** ********** *************. ** ** *******, ********** ****** *** police ** ***** ***** *** ******* *** *** ********* ******* at *** **** **** ** *** ****** **********'* **** ****** client. *** ******* *** ****** **** *******, **** ****, **** rights, ***. *** ****** *** **** **** ********* ***** ******. This ** ************ ** *** ******* ******* ** ** ******* for *** ****** ********** *** **** ******** * ***** *** the ****** **********'* ********** ******.

**** ** * ******* *********** ******* ** ** **** ****** security **** ** **** ************* *** ***** *******. ** ***** federation *** ***** *** ******* ************ *** ** ******** ******* by *** ************ ** ****** *** ******* ***********.

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Usability (**********) ** *** *** ******

** *** ********** *****, ** ******* *** ********* ********** ** Genetec. Key ****** ***** ** *** ********** *******:

  • *********:  ******* ********* ********** ****** (****) ******** ******** ***** ******** (00:31 ***)
  • *********:  ******** ********** ** ********* *** *** ****** ****** (**:** ***)
  • *********:************ ****** **** ********* ***** ** *** ******** **** ** the **** ** **** ****** (**:** ***)
  • *********:  ************** ******** *******/********* ************ *** *** ****** ** **** preferences (**:** ***)
  • *********:  ************ ******* ******* ** *** ****** *********** *** ******** scalability *** ************ ******* (**:** ***)
  • *********:  ******** ********* ******* ********* *********** (**:** ***)
  • *********:  ********** ****** ******* ******** ******** *** ********* ***** ******* (05:45 ***)
  • *********:  ********** (**) ********** ****** *********** ******* ******* ** ***** access (**:** ***)
  • *********:  ********* *** ** *********** ** ****/******* ** ****** ***** on ***** **** ******* ******** (**:** ***)
  • *********:  ************* ********* *** ** ********** *** ******* ***** ** entities ***** **** ******* *** *** ************* ******** ***** ***** (09:28 ***)
  • *********:  ********* ** *** ****, *** ******* ** ************ ******** may ** ********** (**:** ***)
  • *********:  ****** ******* ******* *** ******* ** ****** ***** ***** DVRs, ******** *******, ***. ***** *** ******* *** ************ *********** to ****** **** ************** ******* * ****** ********* (**:** ***)
  • *********:  **** ********** ******** **** ********* ********, ****** *********** *** macros *** ******** (**:** ***)
  • *********:  *** ******* ** ****** ***** ** ****** ******** / systems ******** ********** *********** (**:** ***)
  • *********:  ****** *** ******* ** ****** *** ****** ** **** time (**:** ***)
  • *********:  ***** ********** ****** *** ******* **** ******** ***** ******* (13:37 ***)
  • *********:  ******* ****** ******** ***** ************/******* ****** *** ******* ** different ********* (**:** ***)
  • *********:  *******/******** ******* ***** ********** *** **** ********* ********** (**:** min)
  • *********:  ************ *** *** ********** ******-**** *********** ** ******** ******* / ********* (**:** ***)
  • *********:  *** *** ********* ******** ******* *************** ** *** ***** client *** ******** *********** (**:** ***)

Usability (*************) ** *** *** ******

** *** ********** *****, ** ******* *** ********* ************* ** Genetec. Key ****** ***** ** *** ********** *******:

  • ************:  ************ ******** ~ *.* ** **** **** **********. ********* the **** *** ***** ***** (**:** ***)
  • ************:  **** ********* ****** ************ ****** ******* ************ *** ************ at *** ***** (**:** ***)
  • ************:  *** ********* ************** ******* *** ***** ********* (**:**)
  • ************:  * ********* '*********' **** ** ***** *** ********** ** the ******** *** **** ****** ************ (**:** ***.)
  • ************:  *** *********** ************ *** **** ********** *** *********** **** to *** ***** ******** (**:** ***.)
  • ************:  ****** ******* ** ******** **. ***** **** *** ** disorienting *** *** **** (**:** ***.)
  • ************:  *** **** **** ** ********* ** ********** *** ********* as ***** *** **** *****, ***-***** *** **** ******* ******** (**:** min)
  • ************:  ********* ****** ******* *** ** *********** ***********  **** *** operators **** ********* ********** (**:** ***)
  • ************:  ******** ********** ******* *** ** ******** ** ***** *** several ********* ** ********* ****** *** ********* (**:** ***)
  • ************:  *** ******* ********* ****** ******* *** *** ******* **** sophisticated ******* *************** (**:** ***)

Administration ** *** *** ******

*** ********* ********** ******** *** ** *********/***** *******'* *** ******. 

*** ****** *******:

  • *** ********** ************ **** ** *.* ** *** *** ***** a ****** ** '****' **** **** ** ********** (**:** ***)
  • ******** ************ ** ***** ************** ************** (**:** ***)
  • **** ****** ************ ** **** ********** **** ******* ** "*********" to ** ***** ** *** ******** (**:** ***)
  • *** ********* ******** ********** ********** (**:** ***)
  • ***** **** **. ******** **** **** **** ***** **** **** (06:03 ***)
  • *********** ******* ******* *** ******* ** ******** *******/********* (**:** ***)
  • ************ ** ******* ** ******* *** ********* ** *** ******* infrastructure, *********** *** **** (**:** ***)
  • ********* *** ** ******* ** **** ***** ** ******* ******** (12:45 ***)
  • ***** ******** ******** * ****** *** ***** *******/********* (**:** ***)
  • *** *** ** ****** ******** *************/****** ********* ** * ******* of ******** (**:** ***)
  • ******* ***** ** ******** *** ** ********* (**:** ***)
  • ********** *** **** ** ******* ** ********** ******* (**:** ***)
  • *** ********* **** **** *** ******* * '**** ***' **** feature (**:** ***)
  • ******** *************** (*.*. ******) *** ** ******* ** **** (**:** min)
  • ********* / ******* ************ *** ** ********** *** *********** (**:**)

Live ********** ** *** *** ******

*** ********* ********** ******** ********** **** ***** **** *******'* *** software. *** ****** *******:

  • ** ******* *** ** ********* ** ****** ******* (**:** ***)
  • **** ****** ********, *** ******** **** ** *********** (**:** ***)
  • ********* *** *** *** ******** ** ******* ***** ******* ** remotely (**:** ***)
  • ********* ******* ***** ***** *** *** ******* ** ****** ** ***** ** the ********* (**:** ***)
  • **** ****** ******* ******* ******* / ********* ************ ** **** workstation (**:** ***)

Investigation ** *** *** ******

*** ********* ********** ******** *** ** ******* ************** **** *******'* VMS ********. *** ****** *******:

  • *** ***** ********* ****** ******* ******* ******* (**:** ***)
  • ****** ******* ***** ********* ******* ** ** ******** (***** ***** DVRs, ******* ******** *******, *** ******, ***.) (**:** ***)
  • ************ ******** ** *** ******* *** ** ******** **** **** other *** ******* (**:** ***)
  • ***** ******* ******* ******* ****** ****** *** *** ******* ***** playback ******* (**:** ***)
  • ******* ******** ******** ******* ******** ***** ******** ******** (**:** ***)

VMS ********* - ***** *** (**** *** ********)

*** ** * ***** **** *****?

**** ** ********* ** * ********** *********** ****** "**** ******." Live ****** **** ******* * ********* **** ** *** **** where ***** **** ** ******* *** ** ****-*-******* **** *** live *****. 

**** **** *** * ******* **** ***** ***** **************?

*** **** **** ****** *********** **** ***** ******* **** ******** sites/locations *** *** ********* **** ** *** **** ****.

***** *** ******* ******** ******** **** ******* **** ******* ** well.

*** ******* ****** ****-** ******** *** ********* ** ******* ***** workstation's **** ****** *********** (** * ******** ******, ** ******). The ************* **** ***** ****** *** ******* ****** ****-** ****** Server *****, **** **** ** ********* ** *** **** ******. The ******** (****** **** ******) *** ****-*-**** **** ****-** **** the ********* **** **** * ****** ****, **** **** ** presented **** * ****-**** *** ** ****** **** *********** ** control. ** *** ******** *********, "*** ***** ** ********* ** the ****** **** ****** *** ** *** ************* **** ** the ******* ** ********."

******* ****** ** ******* **** ***** ** *** ***** ******/*****. An ***** *** ** ********** ** ******* **** ***** ** a ********* **** ** ****'* ************. *** ** *****, *** receiving ************ ***** ******* *** "*****" ***** **** ** ***** the ***** ** ******* *** *****; *********, ** **** ****** be ****** ** *** ***** ****** ****.

*** *** * ** ******** *** ****** ******?

*** **** ****** *********** **** ******* ** ***** **** *** associated ****** ** *** ****** ** *** *********, ******* ** many ***** ******. *** ***** ***** **** ******* *** ******** to ******* **** * ****** ** ********* ******* (***********, ******, forward, ***.). ** ******* ********, ***** ** ** ***** **** icon ** *** *** ** *** ********* **** **** ***** or **** * ***** ** ********** ** ** **.

***** ****** **** ** *** ******* ****** ********* **** ***** an ************ ** ****** *** *** ********* ***** ******, **** play ***** ****** **** ** *** ****** ******* *****. *** investigator *** *** ******* ** ****** ****** **:  ******** ******, alarm ******** (*******, *****, ***.), ***** ******** ****, ***** ********, source, *********** *** ***** ******.

**** **** *** * ****** ******** ***** *****?

****** *** "******* ******" ********** ***********, *** ************ *** *** one ** ***** ********* ****** ***** - '******** ******.' **** option ** *** **** ****** **** **** ******** *****-****** *********. 

** ** *****, ***** *** ***** ********* ****** ***** ** Omnicast *** ************ **** ****** ****. 

*** ** *** ***** ****** **** *****?

** **** *** **** ****** *** ******* ******, **** ****** within *** ******* **** *** ** ****** ** "**** * snapshot ** *** ******* *****."

** ***** ***** *** ** ********** ** ******* ****** ******* of * **** ***** ******. *** ************* **** ********* **** option *** *** ****** **** ***** ***** **********.

*** ** *** ***** ***** ***** **** ******** *****?

**** *** ** **** ** * ****** **** ********* ** what *********** *** *********** ************. ** *******, **** **** ****** and ******* ****** ******* ***** ********* *** **** ****** ***********.

**** ****** **** ******* *** ******** **** ** ******* ****** function. **** **** ** *******, ******** **** ****** ** *** left ******* *** ******** ** ******** ** ** ****** ******. An ****** ****** **** **** ***-** *** *** ******** *** actually ****** *** ****** ** ***** ** ****** (*** **** and **** *** ** *******). 

** *** ******* ******, *** **** ******** *** ****** ********* are ******** **** *** ***** ** ****** **** *** ******* area. ************, *** ****** ****** ** ****** ******** ** *** bottom ** *** ******* ****** *********, *********** ** * ******* disc (**) ****.

**'* ********* ** **** **** ***** ** ** ****** **** provides ******** ****** ********* ** * ****** **********. **** ****** will ****** * ********* ********** *** ********. *** **** ******** for **** ***** ** ** ***** *** ****-**/*** ******** ***** and ****** *** **** ******* ******.

*** ** * **** ** * ** ** **** ** recorded ***** ****?

*** **** **** **** *** ******** ***** *** ****** ** two ******** ************, ** **** ** **** ***** ** ***** is ***** **** - **** ****** **. ******* ******. ******** layout ** *******, *** ******** *** ****** **** *** ***** of *** *********** ** *** *** ** ******* ******. *******, Omnicast **** ******* ******* ******** ** *** **** ****** ********* so ** ** ******** ** **** ******** *****. 

**** **** ** ********, *** ******** *** ******** ****** ** the **** ******* - ** ** *****, **** **** *** switch ************ *** ****** ******** *** ******** ******** ****** **** Viewer.

*** *** * ******* ******** **** ***** ***** ****** ** different **********/*******?

******** ** *** ***** ****** ******* ******* *** ************ ** choose * "******." *** ****** *** ** ********* ******* (***** Genetec *********, ******** ******* (***) ** **** ***** ***/*** *************. 

** ********* ********* ** ******* **** ***** *** ******** ** communicate, **** ******** *** ******* ***** **** **** ***** ***** within *** ******** *********. *** ***** ***** *** **** ** supported, ** ****** *** ******** *********** ** *********** **** ****** more **** *** ************.

** ****, ********* ** *** **** ** ******, ******** "****-***" might ** ********* ** *******/*********. *** *******, ** *** ************ wants ** ****** *** ******** **** *** ***** ** **** (POS) *********** ***********, * ****-**** ****-** ** ******** ** *** server *****.

*** ***** *** *********** ** ********* ****** **** *** ***** playback ********?

**** ***** ********* ****** ******* *** **** ****** ****** ********* (multi-camera ****** **. ******), ************* **** ****** ******** ** ** which ****** **** ******** ***** ******* *******.

** *******, *** ******* ******  ******** ** *** ** ************ playback - ******* * **** *** **** ******* ********* **** periods ****** *** **** ***** ******* ****. *** *******, ****** 1 *** ** *:** **, ****** * ***** ** *:** PM *** ****** * ***** ** **:** **. **** *********** becomes *********, ********** ** *** **** **** *** ******* **** the ******* ** ************ ********. ************, *** ****/**** ** *** overlayed ** ******* ** *** ************* ***** ** ****** **** this *********** ** ***** ********* ** ******** *********/***********.

VMS ********* - **************

**** *** *** *** ***** ** ******* *** ******/******?

******** ******** * *********** ************ ** ******** ** * ****** singler-server ************. ********* ** **** ********/********** ************, *********, ********* *** Backup ********* ******* *** ** *********** ****** ********* ******** *******. This ****** *** ************* ** ********** ********** **** ** ******** ** ********* secondary (*********) *******. 

* ****** ********** ** **** **** *** ******** (**) **** allow *** ************* ** ******* **** *** ****** *** ****** software. *** *** **** ** *** *** ************* ** ******* during *** ************, ******* ** ******* *** ******, ****** ** both ** **** *******.

**** ********** ** ******* ******, ************* ***** ****** ** ********* FIRST - **** ** ******* *******'* **************.

**'* ********* ** **** **** ************* **** **** ****** *** server *** *********** ******* ******* ************ ** ********* *****.

*** **** ********* **** ** ********* ** *** ********** ***** that *** ************* **** ** *********. *** *******, *** *** client ****  ******* ************ ** *** *** ****** ** ******** to *******'* *** (******** ********* ***) ** **** ******/*********** ********* this *******.

*** ***** *** ******* ***** ** ********* ******** ** *** server *******?

** ***** ** ***** ****** *** ******, * ******* **** be ******* *** * ************ **** **** *******'* *******. ** clarify, **** **** **** ** ********* *** **** ** ******* to *** ****** ** ******* *** ********* ********. ****** *** tests, ** ************ ******** ****** **** ********** ** ******** *** file. **** ****** *********** ****** ** *** ******* *** ******** the ************ ** ********* *******. 

**** ** ************ **** ** **** *** ******** (**** ****) to ******* *** ****** *** ****** ********, **** ******** *** take ******** ** *** ***** ****. ** *** ** ****, the ********* **** ***** ******* ***** ** ******** *** ***** process - **** **** * *********** ****** ** **** *** can ***** ******* ****** ** *** ******** *****.

*** ** * ***/***** * ******?

** *** * ******, *** ************* **** ***** ****** *** server ******* ** ****** *** '****** *****' ***********. 

* ******* ********* **** ** ***** ************ (****** ****) **** be ********* ** *** ****, ******* *** *********, *******, ******** and ******* ****** *****. *** ****** ******** ** "********" ****** that ****** ****** "**********" ** ** **********. ** ** *****, each ********* ****** ************ **** ******* ** ********** "*********." **** means **** ** **** ********** ******** * ******* ** ************* (Panasonic, ****, **********), *** ************* **** ********* ***** ******** "**********." Only ***** **** *** **** ******* **** ** ******** **** the ****** **** ** ********* ** *** ******* **** *** corresponding ****** ************. ** ******* *******, *** ********* ** ******** per ********* ************.

**** *** "*********" *** **** ********** *** ************* **** ****** to *** ****** **** *********** *** *** *** ****** ** the ********** ****/********. **** ****, ******** ****** ************** *** ** applied (***** ****, **********, ***.).

*** ** *** ******** ****** ** *** ******?

**** ***** *** ********* **** ****, * ****-**** **** **** provide ** ****** *** "**** **********." **** ******** ********* ** add ***** *** ******. ***** *** ****** *** **** ** permitted ** ******** *****. ************, *********** *** ** ********** *** a **** ** ********* *** ************ **** *** ************* *** allow, **** ** ***** ** *********. ***** *********** ***** **** entire ************ (**** ******) ** ******** ********* (*** *********).

*******, ******** ******** ***** *** ****** ** ** ********** ** 'partitions.' **** ** *** **** ******** *** *******:

"* ********* ** * ******* ******** ** ******** ** ******** how ***** *** ******* ****** ****** **** ***** ********. **** a **** ** ***** ****** ** * *********, *** **** automatically ***** *** **** ****** ****** ** *** ******** ********* in **** *********. **** ****** *** ******* **** ** ******** one-to-one ************* ******* ******** *** *****. ** * **** *** no ****** ** * *********, **** ********* ** ********* ** that ****."

*** *** *** ***** *** *** ** ****** ******** ** servers/appliances?

******* ********** * '******** *********' *** ********* ******* - **** can ** ******* ** *** ********* *** *******, ********, ******* Matrix *** ******** ******.

*** ** ******* ****** ********?

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******** ******** * ****** ****** *** *** ** ********** ********.

*** *** *** ****** ******* ** ****** ** *** ****** status ** *** *******/********** ************?

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****, ** ***, *** *************** ********* **** **** **** ** seconds ** ****?

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**** ******* **** *** *** ******* ** ****** ******* ***********?

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**** **** ************* **** *** *** ******* ***** ***** *** client?

*** **** ******* ***** ******* * **** ****** *** * .chm ****. **** **** **** *** ****** ** *** ************* application (****** **** **** *** ************** ******).

*** ******* ** *** *** ** *** *** ****** ** a ***?

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*** ****** ** ** *** ** ********* ********?

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*** ******** ** ** *** *** ****** ********?

******** ******** * ***** ** ******** ******** **** ** ****** operator *** **** ****** **** **********. ************ ******** *** ******* flexibility ** ********* ****** ****** ***** ***** ********** **** *******. 

*** ******** ** *** ********** ******** **** ****** ** *********** *** *********** and *** ***** ******** *** **** ********* ** ****. *** ability ** ***** *********** ******** ******* ** ***** **** ******** can ******* **** ******* *** ***** ***** ***********.

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VMS ********* - ***********

*** ** *** ******** ****** **** ***** ******** *******/**********?

****** *** * ****** ********* **********, **** **********, *** ************* can *** ********** ** ****** *** **** *** *** ****** of *****/*********.

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*** *** * ***** **** ***** ***** **** ********* **********/*******?

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