Barco and Genetec strengthen alliance with latest control room integration

Duluth, Ga., USA – 12 September 2013 – Barco, a global leader in visualization and collaboration solutions, and Genetec, a pioneer in unified IP security solutions, now offer optimized perspectives to enhance situational awareness, thanks to a new, innovative Barco CMS plugin technology inside Genetec’s flagship Security Center unified security solution.
Ensuring the security of critical public infrastructures in major cities and private corporations is of paramount importance to surveillance centers charged with protecting public safety and valuable intellectual property. Genetec’s Security Center seamlessly blends IP security streams from its Omnicast Video Management, Synergis Access Control and AutoVu License Plate Recognition modules into a single intuitive interface, providing a comprehensive solution for visually managing and addressing incidents and events. The new CMS (Control room Management Suite) plugin provided by Genetec integrates with Barco CMS-200 software to enable simultaneous display of video and security events on Barco video walls or any Barco CMS-powered display, helping operators identify and quickly respond to security threats.

Combining advanced technologies: Barco CMS Task in Genetec Security Center
The Genetec Security Center software (v5.2) interfaces with the Barco CMS environment through a Security Desk task, a feature of Security Center, called a CMS Task. This represents a dedicated “Barco workspace” and hosts the list of the CMS Displays (multiple Barco displays), Perspectives and Sources, a perspective being a grouping of (any type of) sources providing situational awareness. The operator can preview the particular perspective prior to launching it on the display wall, as well as edit the perspective on the fly, to easily tune the common operational picture on the video wall based on current events. Installation and integration time is minimized through easy set-up and automated database synchronization without any need for additional training.

A single, unified solution visually enhances situational awareness
With the Genetec Security Center, operators can manage common operational pictures on the Barco CMS-powered displays to achieve the ultimate in visual collaboration and boost situational awareness. The Genetec Security Center system takes full advantage of Barco’s TransForm N architecture underneath the CMS, optimizing the usage of large video wall pixel spaces in the most flexible way, as well as distributing IP security cameras via AV-over-IP signals over a large amount of displays. For example, within the trusted platform of the security operator, data that has typically been external to the security system can now be easily visually integrated, managed and escalated without the need for custom integration.

A complete write-up of the integration is available at

Partners in successful software integration
Barco and Genetec have a longstanding, proven history of cooperation and software integration in the security industry. Leveraging their latest software platforms, Genetec and Barco have once again developed a comprehensive solution that empowers control room operators with the knowledge and tools they need to perform at the highest level to protect public safety and security of property.

Barco will demonstrate the Genetec Security Center plugin technology at the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) on September 24 - 27 in Chicago (Barco booth #2063). Genetec will be giving demonstrations of its Security Center in booth #1914 at the show.

About Genetec
Genetec is a pioneer in the physical security and public safety industry and a global provider of world-class IP video surveillance, access control and license plate recognition (LPR) solutions to markets including: city-wide surveillance, education, transportation, retail, gaming, parking-and-law enforcement. With sales offices and partnerships around the world, Genetec has established itself as the leader in innovative networked solutions by employing a high level of flexibility and forward-thinking principles into the development of its core technology and business solutions. For more information, visit

About Barco 
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,900 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.156 billion euro in 2012.


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