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 series, Axis 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.
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