Digifort VMS v7.3 First Impressions
Digifort is a VMS developed in Brazil in 2002 that has enjoyed 2 decades of constant development. The latest version, Digifort V7.3, includes full VMS functionality along with LPR, video analysis, mobile monitoring, forensic analysis, Digifort Insight modules and more.
Digifort VMS is a deep study. But for all its raw power and capacity for integration, the most compelling takeaway from my recent demo with Andrew Cho and Kang Lu at EOS Australia was how shallow its functionality lies. There’s no scrabbling through layers of tabs for a function you half recall in a moment of panic – everything is right there in the cockpit, actionable via classic MS drag and right click.
It’s always nice to demo a solution that’s revered by its distributor and that’s certainly the case when it comes to EOS and Digifort. This is a long relationship – EOS first saw the Digifort solution in 2008 when only available in Brazil, and the team immediately saw potential for the Australian market. Now distributed through 120 countries globally, that potential is fully realised as a solution that tailor made for integration.
Vertical and lateral integration has always been central to the Digifort ethos and it seeps through every monad of its being. That integration isn’t just about supporting the 10,000 cameras and devices in its current list – it’s also about supporting adjacent security systems and subsystems as well. Central to achieving this is that 99 per cent of Digifort’s functionality can be driven through an API, empowering third party integrations of all kinds.Central to liberating its power is that 99 per cent of Digifort’s functionality can be driven through an API, empowering third party integrations of all kinds.
In an operational sense what this means is that Digifort’s core functions of VMS, LPR, video analytics, mobile camera streaming, transcoding slave server and face recognition, are natively integrated, not external. As a result, LPR is searching LPR databases within Digifort, and people counting is handled within Digifort – the system is not having to address a third-party system to deliver on internal operations. At the heart of this is ActiveX creation of HTML5 pages and communication exchanges using HTTP, which makes integration between Digifort and third-party applications very easy.
Don’t miss the full review of Digifort VMS v7.3 in the July issue of SEN!