VisioLogix Evidence Management Systems (EMS) Features

The proliferation of body-worn camera use has increased the need for data management of files captured by these devices and from other sources. VisioLogix introduces Evidence Management System (EMS) giving police agencies the tools to organize and maintain this vast amount of data. Our EMS solution is a direct result of customer input and market requirements by law enforcement, security agencies and IT departments since 2000. As a result, EMS has evolved to become a comprehensive data management solution.

While EMS works best with our CITE camera product line, it is not limited to just our cameras and can support any media device that captures and stores media files including attached scanners. We believe an agency should have more than one method of gathering and storing digital evidence. Therefore, we provide software and hardware solutions that effectively transfers data from the device or other sources to your storage (On-premise or Cloud).

VisioLogix EMS provides an easy to use logical interface allowing users to focus on the media files vital to them and provide the tools needed to optimize workflow. You can organize, categorize, group, view and search records with ease with full audit and chain of custody logs. EMS also delivers complete media retention services to improve data storage based on defined policies and provide archival log capabilities. EMS includes many new features that help automate and streamline camera uploads including tools to upload 3rd party cameras, in-car DVR, interview room media, and intelligent monitoring of storage capacity. A new enhanced video pixilation process protects privacy concerns when releasing the video to resources outside the agency.

With over 300 installations, we understand small and large agency requirements; therefore, we provide two different solutions: EMS Standard (C3 Sentinel) for smaller agencies and EMS Enterprise (Hydra) for more massive network deployments. Our software is designed to take the complexity out of deployment so it can quickly be installed on a single PC or a Wide Area Network with complex firewall rules and policies. With our solution, the officer can manage, search and review historical events and case information. The primary goal is to reduce the burden of information management and allow the officer to concentrate on day to day tasks in the field where their time is a more beneficial to the community.

To summarize, EMS has been designed from the ground up with direct input of police officers, supervisors and administrators to reduce the complexity in using, managing, and administering the every growing video evidence data.

For Officers

  • Provide an affordable high-value solution for individual deployment (Officers wanting protection from frivolous lawsuits)
  • Mobile software to Annotate in the field using the MDT/MDC
  • Simplify the transfer process for Officers
  • Provide a simple method to search for videos
  • Provide a simple way to categorize “incident” videos

For Supervisors

  • Integrate with multiple BWC manufacturers
  • Configure multiple cameras at the same time using camera setting profiles
  • Setup camera profile for each division (SWAT, patrol, CSI, etc.)
  • Provide the same interface so Officers using the standalone version can easily migrate to a network version without re-training
  • Secure transfer and access from various cameras to the video data repository location
  • Track all access (change of custody)
  • Provide a simple way to manage “incidents” videos between Officers and Commanding Officers.
  • Provide an easy method to export videos and metadata for court use

For Administrators

  • Deploy as On-Premise or Cloud using the same software
  • Track all system configuration changes including change of custody
  • Easy Deployment
  • Single PC for a small agency
  • No complex firewall or network configuration for a large agency
  • Support both Physical or Virtual servers
  • Support distributed automate storage retention (knows where all videos are at regardless of locations)
  • No proprietary storage solutions, databases, or hardware

Advantages of VisioLogix Solution

  • Hardware Agnostic – Support 3rd party body cameras
  • Ease of use – simple interface to use and search for data. (Our goal is to keep the manual below 20 pages)
  • No proprietary PC or Server requirements
  • Per camera license only. No additional licensing costs for servers or users. Install on as many servers or PCs as you need.
  • Run as standalone or on a centralized server shared by unlimited users
  • Support low-cost NAS for video storage
  • Unlimited classification definitions
  • Integrated data retention based on classifications (DUI, Felony, Speeding, etc.)
  • Video playback with GPS (requires the camera with GPS information)
  • Comprehensive Case Management allows you to organize your videos and data efficiently.
  • Modular design so easy 3rd party integration with CMS/CAD

C3 Sentinel Features

C3 Sentinel’s simple setup and configuration allows small to large agencies to deploy on a single PC or Server running the Windows® operating system. Low system requirements make it easy to configure and implement within a couple of hours. While C3 Sentinel can be configured for different deployment types, it is used mostly in smaller agencies. C3 Sentinel delivers complete media retention services to improve data storage based on defined policies and provides archival log capabilities. C3 Sentinel includes many features that help automate and streamline camera uploads including tools to upload 3rd party cameras, in-car DVR, and other media sources. C3 Sentinel is a Client/Server architecture meaning the software allows each PC to operate independently while all data is centralized. A single faulty PC will not affect the entire system. Simple to use, easy to deploy and great support from VisioLogix, C3 Sentinel is an excellent choice for budget conscious departments as the software is feature rich without any hidden costs associated with this low budget solution.

C3 Sentinel features includes:

Multi-Language Support

  • Multilingual – US, Australian/UK (English), Brazil (Portuguese), Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Welsh.
  • Our goal is to support more languages for EMS base on customer’s request.
  • Base on EMS’s modular design. Adding additional languages takes less than 2 weeks.

Advanced Video Management Tools (AVMT)

The AVMT allows cropping of videos and metadata to produce a small size version of the incident without having to worry about tampering with the original video and metadata. Each new cropping video is watermarked to prevent tampering.

  • New image enhancement tools (additional filters)
  • Take snapshots
  • Crop and save video segments to new file without damaging original video file

Collaboration features

Now Officers can share the same files by authorizing another Officer access to the same files thus reducing duplication of the same data.

  • Media Sets shared between different Officers

LDAP (Active Directory) support

Active directory is now supported for clients using Microsoft Windows® Domain Services.

  • Authenticate ID and Password

More manufactures cameras support

VisioLogix has worked with other 3rd party camera manufacturers to offer our valued customers more camera selections. While the hardware is manufactured by another manufacturer, we’ve co-branded the camera to assure customers that we are the single source for support and replacement as well as follow our strict feature guidelines.

  • Cameras from these manufacturers: Aventura, BodyCAM, Foxton, TeloSys, Onscene, Wolfcom, etc.
  • Smartphones can be used
  • Other security cameras such as covert cameras, point-and-shoot cameras, thermal cameras, etc.
  • Don’t see your camera? Contact us and request support for your camera

Updated Retention Management Services

Retention services now Run as a service (RaaS) on the management server. RMS monitors data and provide data routing for an automated process of data migration, storage, and/or deletion.

Automated Upload

Integrated with Distributed Docking Station allows for easy check-in/check-out of BWC Units

  • Upload and Charge at the same time (up to 4 hours to fully charge camera
  • Multiple camera upload concurrently

Enhanced group/user permissions

RBAC (Role based access control) and GPMS Support (OFFICIAL, SECRET and TOP SECRET).

  • Set permission for authorized user to access certain modules including print Medial File Sets or edit Notes.

Mark and add event notes to video

  • While reviewing videos, Officers can now mark incidents within the videos so it can later be searchable.

Low cost entry pricing

  • Start with a standalone Standard version (Included with CITE M1G3 camera) and then move up to the Professional version

Unlimited User accounts

  • There no limit on how many user or operator accounts that can access EMS. EMS is licensed base on per camera and not per server, workstation, user and/or operator. The only limit is the server capability.

Unlimited Classifications

There no limit on how Classifications you can set. Retention runs based on Classifications so set how long each Classifications should be retained and the Retention Service will monitor and remove files automatically.

  • Unlimited Classifications with Unlimited Days and Retain Indefinite support
  • EMS will retain the Classify file in the folder for set days before removing the file. This will allow your IT dept. to backup the data first.

Low cost NAS support

  • VisioLogix recognizes tight budgets for not just small departments but also for larger multi-locations agencies. As part of our development we try to use commercial off the shelf components as much as possible.
  • Storage will continue to grow and will be the largest expenditure of most law enforcement budget. Therefore support low cost NAS with SATA hard drives provide the best solution for our customers.

Simple to use interface

VisioLogix GUI interface was designed to make it easier for the Officer to use in the vehicle or at the desktop PC. All the interface can be customized for each agency.

Unrestricted Body Camera upload

We make it simple. Each agency can set policies that define the download of videos and metadata. Once the policy is set, the process of downloading videos from each camera is easy. Even if a camera is assigned to an Officer it does not mean only that Officer has to download the video and metadata. If the Officer is busy, he/she can hand off the camera to his/her partner or anyone with access to EMS to upload the videos and metadata. EMS knows the data belongs to the assigned Officer and will upload to the correct storage. Only users that are authorized for Group or User access to the Officer are allowed to view the videos and metadata. This does not mean anyone can upload the data. You must have an account and authorization to access EMS in order to upload data.

Media management

VisioLogix provides a simple to use Media management system with EMS. Media Management allows Officers to associate videos and metadata with a particular incident. Officers can now add note and comments to individual videos and photos. Print report with all the information in a nice Official form for court use.

  • Incident tracking system
  • Incidents associated with officer and/or vehicle
  • Comprehensive search capability
  • By Date/Time
  • By Set ID/Number
  • By Classifications
  • By Video/Image name
  • Add unlimited notes to each Media Set
  • Add pictures or videos from other source to Media Set

Video review management

Once the videos and metadata have been uploaded, the Officers can view all the of the videos in a chronological order. Take snapshot while reviewing the videos and use the image filter tool for further analysis.

  • Officer can view and attach certain section of “incident” videos before associating it with a media set profile
  • Take snapshots while viewing the videos
  • Simple controls – stop, play, pause, advance forward/backward, increment 1 frame, etc.
  • Video playback also show vehicle whereabouts on map or location of the video when it was recorded
  • Audio controls for system playback
  • Integrated with multiple mapping technologies (over 35) – Openstreet, Google, Bing, etc.

Annotate in the Field

EMS Mobile software can be loaded on any MDT/MDC allowing Officers to dock the camera and annotate media files in the field.

  • Add CR ID, Case ID, CAD or RMS ID
  • Review media files
  • Classify media files based on classifications set by the Administrator
  • Add notes or comments

Administrator tools

Allow administrators to set global settings on certain parameters such as enable proprietary encryption on all data;

Set up sub-stations information, associate user to camera; set accounting privileges; etc

  • Selectable save videos with or without proprietary encryption
  • Assign unique ID to each camera and associate camera with Officer
  • Department and sub-substation set up
  • Account privilege restrictions

REDACT Videos

Pixelate videos with simple FREE redact software included with EMS.

  • Create small clip of videos and redact
  • Save redacted video with audio or without audio

Burn to CD/DVD

Once the media set profile is completed, Officers have an option of exporting to external USB drive or DVD player (videos, photos, notes, comments, etc.) to CD or DVR so it can be played in Court. Any standard PC with Windows Media Player or QuickTime can playback the videos.

Retention Policy Settings

With the data retention service (DRS), Administrators can now set how data are stored and be retained. Two retention types allows an automated easy cleanup of close data and unused videos to be moved to an archive location and be removed based on the retention settings.

  • Archive capability
  • User configurable for automated moving and deleting of media
  • Set time to move from Current to Retention and Purge

Incident Reports

Search for any type or types of media classifications by date range and graphically view the media locations and media types on a map. Click on a media set result and zoom into the specific media set and review all the media information.

  • Multiple map types

Media File Sets

Tired of looking through all the videos and photos not knowing which to use, keep or discard? Wish you had a better way to search for certain videos based on the date and time of an incident or an attached memo? The catalog manager allows you to select the appropriate videos and/or image files involved in an incident and associate it with a media set. Even if you miss certain videos when you create a media set you can go back and search all your videos at a later time and append files to an existing media set. [checklist icon=”angle-right” iconcolor=”#06009c” circle=”no”]

  • Allow Supervisor Catalog Access to other accounts> Supervisor can now access and view the catalog of other user accounts without having to be the Administrator.
  • Creating Media sets using another accounts catalog> Select media files and assign a Media Set to another officer
  • Allow media files to be shared between accounts> Any officer to select and share media files with other officers
  • Media File and/or Media Sets Export Options> Allow user to select media for export to DVD or USB Device> Clear selected media files> This button allow an easy way to reset selected files.
  • Can Extract 3rd Party in-car DVR Data using VisioLogix In-car transfer agent software

EMS STANDARD WORKSTATIONS AND SERVER REQUIREMENTS

Requirements

Client / Operator

Server

Operating System • Minimum Windows® 7 Pro or higher • Minimum Server 2008 R2 or higher
Database • None • SQL Server
CPU / Memory • Minimum 2.4GHz DC / 4GB RAM • Minimum 2.4GHz DC / 8GB RAM
Hard Drive • Minimum 200GB • Minimum 200GB
Video/Image Storage • Recommend 500GB 7.2K RPM Drive • Large DAS or NAS Storage (use VisioLogix calculator to estimate size of storage)
Graphics • Intel HD 4000, NVidia or AMD GPU adapter • XVGA Adapter
Network • 1GbE • Dual 1GbE NIC (Team)
Display • 20” 1080P Monitor (1920×1200 recommended) • Minimum 1024×768 Resolution Monitor
USB Ports • Multiple ports • N/A
Application Size • Less than 50MB • Less than 100MB
.NET Runtime • Latest version of 3x and 4x • Latest version of 3x and 4x

Hydra

EMS Enterprise “Hydra” is our most comprehensive Body Worn Camera (BWC) management system to date because the system is no longer restricted to just BWC media only. Hydra is a direct result of customer input and market requirements by both large law enforcement and private security agencies. While Hydra works best with our M1G3 and A1 cameras, it is not limited and can support any media device that captures video from other sources such as interview room, polygraph interviews and meta-data, DVR/NVR media, smartphones, etc. VisioLogix provides highly reliable and multiple platform types (On-Premise, Hybrid, or Cloud ) for capturing, managing, and storing of evidence data.

Go beyond just storing media from body-worn cameras. As law enforcement agencies gather more evidence from multi sources, the need for evidence data consolidation is required. VisioLogix “Hydra” is a complete Evidence Management Solution (EMS) that streamlines and enhances an organization’s ability to store, view and handle multiple digital sources as well as physical evidence. Hydra provides agencies with an integrated, robust, secure new method to manage, view evidence data while managing storage with automated retention.

  • Architecture change to allow Hydra to be deployed On-Premise and in a Public or Private Cloud services
  • Web solution
  • Web Client User Interface
  • Multiple Windows® Services to automate 3rd party devices uploading process
  • Microsoft Azure services API support
  • Multiple storage technology protocols
  • Windows® based mobile client for in the field data entry and upload
  • Automated 3rd Party media and other digital data ingestion
  • Follows Scientific Working Group Digital Evidence and Image Technology guidelines
  • Barcode system to track physical evidence (coming soon)
  • Docking station hardware can support 3rd party cameras
  • Patent pending File Routing Engine (FRE™) with advanced retention services will archive data to any Cloud provider or off-site storage based on file access frequency or set retention policy
  • EMS Mobile software support uploading directly from MDT/MDC to help remote users or users working at home

User Dashboard

Provide users with clear information on status of files currently in the system such as:

  • Archive Files
  • Classified Files
  • Share Files

Evidence Catalog

The evidence catalog is where users will spend most of their time because it allows users to search and view files including uploading files from other media sources. Users will also be able to see other user’s data if they have permission to do so. The search catalog allows Users search the records of other users and view their files.

  • Search based on Parameters
  • Search for all Unviewed Files
  • Search for all Unclassified Files

Easy File Review

Information about the file is always visually available.

  • File Count – when searching, the system will show the results by file count
  • Case Report Number – the system displays the file assigned to a case
  • File Creation Date/Time – the date and time the file was created
  • File Ingestion Date/Time – the date and time the file was uploaded to the system.
  • Primary Classification – the system shows the file was assigned a primary classification
  • File Security/Permission – the system displays the file has an Officer Role permission allowing only accounts with Officer Role or higher security clearance will be able to view the file
  • Address of Incident – the system shows the location of the incident
  • File Retention Days – the system displays the remaining days the will stay in the system before the retention service remove or move the file to archive or for purging
  • File Extension / Total View – the system shows the file extension (MP4, JPG, etc.). It also shows how many times this file has been viewed. If you want to know who view the file select History
  • Shared Files – Indicate shared files with other users.
  • File History – the system will display all that has been done to the file
  • And more…

Media Player

With the search results displayed, selects a single file or multiple files to view. You have two options available when you search for videos.

Review an individual or the various records in chronological order (based on selection)

  • Take snapshots of any vital incident
  • Export file
  • Add Notes
  • Review File Details
  • GPS – See where the event took place
  • Single View Player
  • Multi-view Player

Upload from Web Interface

One other unique feature of Hydra is the ability to load other media sources directly from the web page. The function is simple to use and support tablets such as Windows, iOS, and Android. The upload capability is perfect for agencies with personnel tasks with forensic gathering using a tablet.

Account Reports

Reports can be generated using the simple Report Engine (RE) built into Hydra. RE will allow users with permission to create reports based on all the fields similar to the SEARCH PARAMETER making it easy for users to create simple reports.

EMS ENTERPRISE SERVER REQUIREMENTS

EMS Enterprise “Hydra” Server Specifications
Hydra has multiple servers that support the Hydra environment. Depending on your deployment scenarios we recommend you consult with our sales engineers. For small deployments with less than 32 devices, we recommend using VisioLogix Free Cloud Service. The information below represents a recommended configuration and can be substitute with other manufacturer make and models.

Web Server
App Server
Database Server
Storage Depot Server
Hydra-SOS Server
Windows® 2008 or higher 64-bit ServerWindows® 2008 or higher 64-bit ServerWindows® 2008 or higher 64-bit Server with SQL Server Standard 2008 or higher(for use as temporary storage while FPE process files). Windows® 2008 Server with direct access storage or NAS
Minimum Intel®/AMD® Dual Core 2.0GHz (recommend 4 Cores or higher at 2.4GHz) Intel® Quad Core 2.4GHz Intel® Quad Core 2.4GHzIntel® Quad Core 2.4GHz with Turnkey Linux File Server ImageIntel® Quad Core 2.4GHz
16GB RAM (Recommend 32GB)16GB RAM64GB RAM8GB RAM8GB RAM
Minimum Drive: 240GB SSDOS Drive: minimum 500GB SSD RAID1OS Drive: 120GB SSD MinimumRecommend minimum of 500GB SSD storage to support up to 50 IDS8Micro docking station1.Minimum Drive: 40GB SSD for OS. Additional Storage for data required
Microsoft® IIS Server (minimum version 7.x or higher)Recommend Dual Gigabit Ethernet in load balance modeDrives: 240GB RAID1 (Temp/Logs) 500GB (Data) MinimumDownload Turkey Linux File Server image to installLatest Microsoft® IIS Server
Recommend Dual Gigabit Ethernet in load balance modeRecommend NVidia GPU Adapter for Video Encoding ServiceRecommend Dual Gigabit Ethernet in load balance modeRecommend limiting three sessions per connectionRecommend Dual Gigabit Ethernet in load balance mode
Storage Types
Windows® Server with direct access storage (DAS)
NAS or SAN Storage Device (Synology, Netgear, FreeNAS, etc.)
Microsoft® Azure Storage Blob
Amazon® AWS S3 Storage
Wasabi® Storage
CEPH Object Storage (Coming Soon)

Hydra-SOS

VisioLogix is proud to release Hydra-SOS. Hydra Storage-On-Site (Hydra SOS) is a cost effective alternative to the Cloud Storage System or with cloud storage providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Wasabi, etc.

With the introduction of Hydra-SOS, customers with new or existing NAS or server based disk solutions can use it as the primary on premise storage. Let VisioLogix manage the software and provide the latest releases and support while you provide the storage with the comfort that the data is always located securely on premise. Leverage your hardware investment and easily project future costs with confidence.

Experience zero maintenance on server hardware and annual comprehensive software maintenance and support from our award winning support team. Act now to take advantage of our IACP 2018 Pricing Special – Cloud Hydra-SOS service is available for the very low price of $19.00 per user/camera per month.

The advantages of Hydra-SOS are:

  • No variable monthly storage cost
  • No data access fees
  • Guaranteed to work with customer storage solutions
  • Set your monthly pricing for software use (no variable pricing)
  • Simplifies budgeting and cost projections
  • Full control of your storage
  • File ownership issues no longer an issue as compared to some cloud solutions
  • Faster response reviewing media files
  • No internal download delays due to slow internet
  • No server to purchase or setup
  • No software maintenance contract
  • Reliable and timely support
  • Get 5TB of Cloud storage for files you want to retain longer

How does Hydra-SOS works?

Hydra-SOS creates a secure communication between VisioLogix Cloud Application Service (CAS) and the customer’s storage through a service install and running on a Windows® server. Only port 443 (HTTPS) between CAS and the server are needed to provide a secure connection to the customer’s data. In additional VisioLogix can provide VPN service and implement restrict data access on the Customer’s network only. As upload data always remain on Customer’s network, fixed high costs bandwidth is no longer required. Customer is guarantee data is always available and secure at Customer site. The requirements for Hydra-SOS is listed below:

Requirements

Server (Firewall port 443 (HTTPS) open to PC)

  • Intel or AMD x86 Server
  • i3/i5/i7 or Xeon Processor running Dual or Quad Core 2.0GHz
  • Minimum 8GB RAM
  • 120GB SSD
  • Gigabit Network
  • Minimum Windows 10 (Limit to 10 concurrent connection) or Windows 2012 R2 Server
  • IIS 8.0 or higher

Storage Devices Support

  • Direct Access Storage (Windows server with RAID hard drives)
  • Network Access Storage (NAS)
  • Amazon AWS Storage
  • Microsoft Azure Storage Blob
  • Wasabi Storage

VisioLogix can also provide our own cloud solution as an option. The VisioLogix Advanced Cloud Ecosystem (ACE) provides options to manage digital evidence from numerous sources such as body-worn cameras, in-car DVR, interview rooms, NVR recordings, etc. ACE minimizes deployment costs, eliminates internal network performance and growth issues by providing all the advantages of having the latest equipment and infrastructure services without the headaches and mystery costs associated with running an EMS solution.

FEATURES & RECOMMENDATIONS
STANDARD -&- ENTERPRISE

STANDARD

ENTERPRISE
NOTES
X - Included; O - Optional; 1 - Coming Soon
1in WVGA mode, *Please check with each BWC manufacturer for feature support
HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS COMPARISON
Storage Supportxx
- Standard SMB Storage (Windows© Server or NAS Storage)xx
- WebDAV server (Windows© Server or NAS Storage)x
- Requires IIS Service and WebDAV Service for Windows©x
- Proprietary Storagex
- DDN WOS Storagex
- Microsoft Azure Blob Storagex
Web Server
- Requires IIS Service and WebDAV Service for Windows©x
Database Server
- Microsoft SQL© Server 2008 or higher Express or Standardxx
- PostgreSQL© ServerxFor OEM Partners Only
Application Server
- File Processing Servicex
- Retention Servicexx
- File Management Agentx
- Device Management Agentx
Mobile Client
- EMS Standard Support is limited to review only with no upload capability.x
- EMS Enterprise provides optional (admin authorization required) upload capabilityx
Intelligent Docking Stations (Requirement for using Mobile Client)
- Multiple models available for small and large deployment. Also can be designed to adopt with other 3rd Party camera docking stationxxFor use with CITE and other 3rd Party Cameras.
Windows Client (WPF)xx (Admin Tool only)
WEB CLIENT
Support SSL 2048 for transportx
Support AES 256 for encryptionx
All communications are on public and private network using HTTPS to transfer filesx
Two Factor AuthenticationxQuestion/Answer authentication
Multi-factor AuthenticationxMicrosoft Azure (coming soon)
Make this random or ask every time (via switch option)x
SAML 2.0 supportxComing Soon
WEB SERVER SERVICE
IIS Web serverSome features might not be released at the same time
Client Application Web Serverx
Encrypt Informationx
Single user needed with access to database and file storagex
Multi-Factor Authenticationx
Alert based on security access. Provide ability to send alerts to administrators for unauthorized access attemptsx
Create Classifications profile for alert emailx
Create Camera profile and assign to group or usersx
Provide ability to limit concurrent sessionsx
Provide ability to lock out user or group by date or timex
Report based on file activityx
Ability to provide a security program and include items like privacy policies, accreditations, and notification procedures.x
Provide authentication through use of complex passwords, password expiration, initial password reset, password length settings, multifactor authentication, and unsuccessful access attempt limit capabilities.x
Enable automatic logoff of ID after a defined period of session inactivity, and perform subsequent re-log-on password authenticationx
Provide ability to automatically archive audit logs - Export to CSVx
The Max Login Attempts setting range is from 1 - 10. Minimum is 1 failed login attempt - Maximum is 10 failed login attempts. Setting this to 1 failed login attempt is NOT recommended. The default is 3 failed login attempts before locking the User Account. Send alert to administrator on bad login attempts.x
Grant access to User or Group for a specific file or case for a specified period of timex
Substation accounts transfer - Easy way to transfer the user between substationsx
Storage Profilesx
Database migration Toolx
Based on files activity date: move files based on classification or date range or substation to near line storagex
Support PostgreSQL for cloudxComing Soon
System provides, at a minimum, encryption in transit of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 1024 bit key or better and at rest Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 bit or better.xRequires a strong CPU with high frequency
System Administrators the ability to grant access of specific files to specified persons/groups for a specific period of time.x
System Administrators the ability to grant files sharing access permission for a specified persons or groups.x
EMS should send System Administrators administrative notifications when users need their credentials reset due to failed log on attemptsx
EMS will offer optional IP access restriction and security challenge questions upon access from an unknown or previously used location.x
Firmware upgrade tool for camerasx
Alert when Officer have not classified videos since uploadx
Alert when Officer have not logged in for over set datex
PRODUCT FEATURES - FILE MANAGEMENT
Backend management system can be upplied as a hybrid cloud, managed/hosted, purchase outright solution.
- Desktop Appxx
- Hybrid Cloud as a managed servicex
- Full Cloudx
Utilize an industry standard Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) productsxx
- Utilize x86 based servers with Windows and Linux supportx
Users to transfer videos, photos and metadata (DATA) from the CAMERA into the EMS automatically with minimal or no user intervention. xx
The SYSTEM automatically import metadata associated with the CAMERA to the SYSTEM without further human intervention. This includes but not be limited to: unique camera ID, user ID of officer (Warrant No); date and time video was recorded, camera data, date and time video was imported, (location where available) etc.xx
The SYSTEM is able to store DATA that is collected from the DEVICE such that further processing and review of it can be carried out at a later date, which may be by individuals or a group of officers working together. The SYSTEM is capable of storing DATA such that only nominated officers, or groups of officers, can access it. The SYSTEM also support searching of product, and does not allow officers to review it if they do not hold the required access permissionsxx
All video imported/uploaded/transferred to the SYSTEM shall be automatically assigned a Unique Reference Number (URN) and unique to the Officer that identifies it from all other videos held on the SYSTEM.xx
All DATA imported into the SYSTEM shall be a faithful reproduction of the DATA presented for import such that it could be used in evidence, i.e. the import process shall be lossless. xx
The SYSTEM creates and maintain a - Gold/Master' copy of all video product that is a perfect reproduction of the video submitted by the User for storage that cannot be changed or altered in any way.xx
A cryptographic hash to assure the integrity of the DATA is generated at the creation of the DATA or on completion of transfer to the SYSTEM. This hash will be stored within the associated metadata.xx
The SYSTEM provides automated Review, Retention and Deletion (RRD) workflow processes for all DATA held on the SYSTEM.xx
RRD workflow process is policy based - using Classification of each incident to set retention and deletion.xx
The same RRD workflow process can also be globally set on all DATA not used in a case (Non evidential) allowing for reduction in storage needsxx
The System is capable of storing all DATA in a way that ensures it is admissible as evidence if so required.xx
DATA marked as 'Non evidential' is retained for a minimum set by the Administrator based on days from the date of recording.xx
DATA marked as evidence is retained on system until the retention policy is implemented . Administrator can set retention policy base on the overall case or a classification like Felony, Murder, DUI, etc.xxAdministrator can set retention policy base on the overall case or a classification like Felony, Murder, DUI, etc.
Once a case is marked as evidence, any user wanting to view must have authorization to view the case content (videos, photos, notes, etc.)xxThe system automatically logs and audit the user marking the videos as evidence and produce a case ID to track the data associated with the videos
The User shall have the capability to declassify cases from 'evidence' to 'non evidence'. User must have authorization to do so.xx
DATA deleted from the SYSTEM shall be available for recovery and restored without loss. Including the associated metadata based on the Administrator set time framexxWe move the file to a pending area which is deleted by the system once the retention policy is reached
Metadata fields is User defined by the SYSTEM Administrator and can be add or delete as necessaryxx
The SYSTEM supports the grouping and linking of multiple DATA against a single subject, event, operation etc.xx
Users should be able to link and/or group DATA, which have an association. This is a bi-directional link.xx
Users have the ability to search by any combination of metadata fields.xx
SYSTEM Graphical User Interface (GUI) is intuitive and User-friendly.xx
The SYSTEM enables Users to enter search criteria against which it will search the repository of DATA for matches and then notify the User if any matches were found or not.xx
The SYSTEM shall provide approved Users with the ability to export PRODUCT from the SYSTEM in an appropriate standard electronic file format.xx
The exported DATA shall be lossless, and shall export a perfectly accurate reproduction of the DATA held in the SYSTEM that the User selected for export.xx
The SYSTEM provides protection to prevent any single User from monopolizing SYSTEM processing resources at the expense of other Users, when there is more than one User using the SYSTEM.xx
The ability to delete product from the SYSTEM, or to export product from the SYSTEM shall be dependent on the Role Based Access Controls (RBAC).xx
The SYSTEM provides an intuitive application and interface to perform SYSTEM administration and management functions including workflow and evidential management.xx
The SYSTEM provides functionality to enable appropriately privileged Users to carry out SYSTEM Audit and Protective Monitoring tasks.xx
The SYSTEM allows for editing functionality of the DATA. The editing process DOES NOT permit changes to embedded metadata within video frames.xx
SYSTEM provides brief facilities for the ad-hoc and automatic generation and storage of management information and statistics data relating to the SYSTEM and its performance.xx
The SYSTEM provides Management Information Reports. For additional small fee VisioLogix agrees to work with the Authority to provide meaningful Holistic Graphs and reports on the use of the System. Example Information, either on it's own and/or in combination with other information include:xx
- Officer assigned to - Assigned at time, xx
- Returned to base timexx
- Number of individual recordings/activationsxx
- Duration of recordings/activations, xx
- Amount of storage used - Errors encountered xx
- Download start time, - Download end time xx
- Battery condition on deployment, - Battery condition on return xx
- Number of videos total and marked as evident per officerxx
- Number of videos total and marked as evident per basexx
- Number of videos total and marked as evident per locationxx
- Number of videos deleted during weekxx
- Number of videos recorded to DVDxx
- Number of times a video is viewedxx
- Who viewed this information and the reasonxx
- Amount of time spent viewing the video in all cases.xx
- Who redacted video, ? How much was redacted xx
- Reasons for redactionxx
Automatically send notice before retention purges the filexx
- Admin should be able to set notifications based on days remainingxx
Create a video "montage", in chronological order, from different officers, etc. e.g., a montage of video from several officers who were on the scene of the same incident. xx
EMS can be supplied as a cloud, managed/hosted, purchase outright solution.x
The BWC and EMS Software shall utilize an industry standard Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) productsxx
(SYSTEM) provides the ability for Users to transfer videos, photos and metadata (DATA) from the DEVICE into the Backend Management automatically with no user intervention. xx
Third Party - Non Body Worn Cameras
- Support spy glasses or covert camerasxx
- Support Android Smartphonesxx
- Support Apple iPhone/iOS Smartphonesxx
- Support standard point and shoot cameraxx
- Set up camera profiles to accept non-standard camerasxx
Scanner support
- Scan forms or documents directory to backend management systemxx
- Save forms or documents into JPEG or PDF formatxx
Support other type of media such as In-car DVRxx
Support attaching or uploading non-media type filesxx
Add unlimited Notes/Memos to any file (videos, photos, etc.)xx
Comprehensive edit file informationxx
- Star Ratingx
- Save Set IDxx
- Security Levelxx
- System File Namexx
- Original File Namexx
- File Extensionxx
- GPSxx
- File Ownerxx
- Machine Name where file was createdxx
- Machine Domain where file was createdxx
- Domain Account creating the filexx
- Account Login IDxx
- Original Source Path of filexx
Search from multiple criteriaxx
- Date/Timexx
- Star Ratingxx
- Classificationsxx
- Security Levelxx
- File Typexx
- Video Setsxx
- Notes/Commentsxx
- File name, etc.xx
Securely sharing files between users or groupsxx
Original files are never editable.xx
User can perform deletion for files once the ID is authorized by the EMS R6 Administratorx
All deletions are required to enter a reason for the actionx
All file access and/or deletions are logged by EMS R6x
Automated DATA retention

xx
- Non-used DATA - set the days for Removal
- Used or "Incident" DATA - set the days for Archive and Removal
Support video cropping without modifying the original filexx
User can create incident sets and attached videos and images to easily track each incident. User will also have the ability to add notes or flag significant events after uploading to server for ease of retrievalxx
Ability to efficiently upload recorded data to server via hard-wire, docking station or wireless capability.xx
Video from 3rd party in-car DVR or BWC can be able to integrate with our EMS R6 BWC Management softwarexx
Optional: Video will be downloaded and tagged so it can be coupled with the in car video at the substations.xx
Video will be able to be sent via the network to the court system for review and use with cases.xx
Video/Audio will stored in a secured format including the original Meta data and will have the capability to identify when the data has been altered.xx
All users accessing the back-end software for reviewing the video/audio are auditedxx
Software Retrieval Process includes secured multi-users access levels.xx
BWC does contain a configurable option for the camera record resolution.xx
Playback Video Playerxx
- View video with GPS Map (BWC must support GPS)xx
- Standard playback tools (Stop, Play, FF, FB, Pause, etc.)xx
- Go to Full Screen or Normal Screenxx
- Go Forward/Backward frame by framexx
- Video time and frame count segment displayxx
- Take a snapshot during video playbackxx
- Create multiple Video tags and playback just the "Tags"xx
- Mark beginning and ending video to create new video segmentxx
- Volume controls (mute)xx
- Thumbnail view (view multiple snapshots)xx
- Loop Playbackxx
- Display map and compassxx
- Burn to DVD or USB devicesxx
ACCESS CONTROL
Access Control General
- GPMS Support (OFFICIAL, SECRET and TOP SECRET)xxR6 (Allow user define GPMS)
- All levels of functionality of the SYSTEM shall be controlled in line based on the Customer's IT requirementsxx
- User login/logout of the SYSTEM.xx
- The SYSTEM allows Access to different security functionality, i.e. administration, management, User access etc. Based on Role Based Access Controls (RBAC) xx
- The import and export of data shall be determined by RBACs on an individual or group basis.xx
- Access to video product based on single User or groups shall be determined on Role Based Access Controls (RBAC).xx
Passwords
- SYSTEM logons shall be based upon warrant number acting as User ID (6 numeric digits) and a User password comprising a minimum of 8 characters utilizing as at least, 1 x upper case, 1 x lower case, 1 x number and 1 x control character.xx
- The SYSTEM automatically allocated User passwords against the badge number and force the user to change the User password on first log in.xx
- The system will allow the administration and management of passwords, to provide for password life and resetting of forgotten passwords etc. dependent on RBAC of authorized users.xx
Access Control - SYSTEM Administrators
- The following activities is enabled for the SYSTEM administrator:xx
- Manage User Accounts: Manage authorized users;xx
- Manage Access Profiles: Create, modify and delete Permission Profiles;xx
- Manage Groups: Create, modify or delete User groups.xx
Manage User Accounts
- The Security processes shall enable SYSTEM administrators to:xx
- Create User accounts;xx
- Deactivate/reactivate User accounts;xx
- Close User accounts (delete without breaking any database relationships, or Audit details of closed user accounts);xx
- Define User properties for each authorized person;xx
- Securely manage passwords.xx
Permission Profile Management
- A Permission Profile can be set up to define the type of access rights available for each User. Each profile includes settings that allow or restrict access to specific entities, types of DATA in the SYSTEM.xx
Profile Assignment
- Each User is assigned to a predefined role profile by the SYSTEM administrator.xx
Manage Groups
The security processes enables the SYSTEM administrator to:xx
- Assign Users to groupsxx
- Remove Users from groupsxx
- Revoke access to a groupxx
The SYSTEM administrators can nest groups within groups.xx
Access
- Access to DATA is restricted to Users and groups that have been specifically granted access. This includes the results returned from search functions i.e. Users are not be able to see anything without the appropriate access rights.xx
Restrictions
- Users are not be able to print, save, copy & paste or otherwise export data from any part of the SYSTEM unless specific permission has been granted by the Administrator.xx
SAML 2.0 Supportx
AUDIT (CHANGE ACTIVITY)
The SYSTEM incorporate built-in auditing facilitiesxx
The SYSTEM provides audit, event, security logs etc. for analysis.xx
All logs shall be accessible only to Users authorized the Administrator.xx
All audit logs and event logs can be exported from the SYSTEM on completion of the trial for Authority retention.xx
The creation of an audit log record is secure so that it cannot be impeded or diverted and the audit log(s) must be secure so that: (a) it cannot be tampered with, deleted or replaced; (b) it cannot be read except by authorized staff; (c) it cannot be purged or archived or weeded except by specific processes run by authorized Administrator; (d) all configuration settings relating to the audit logging are secured; (e) authorization of staff over the audit log processes is tightly controlled such that unauthorized abilities cannot be granted; and (f) actions on the audit log, configuration etc. are themselves audit logged; (g) The audit data is held in a secure location.xx
All User activity is recorded and stored in the Audit and Event logs. This information is retained. The Audit and Event logs is easily accessible for the SYSTEM administrator or independent party to view and filter the records based on User, actions, changes to meta data fields. The Audit and Event created by the SYSTEM covers the Master Copy and every Working Copy and includes but not limited to the following:xx
- Metadataxx
- Permissionsxx
- Accessxx
- Viewingxx
- Printingxx
- Copyingxx
- Editingxx
- Processingxx
- Restorationxx
- Review, Retention and Deletionxx
- Times & datesxx
- Success and Failed Logonsxx
It is possible to archive audit logs to external storage in a human readable format (CSV)xx
Stored video that is hierarchical in nature with a log/audit trail illustrating users who have viewed shared, copied or exported video to an external source. Audit trail should be specific to user ID and IP address and time-date stamp all activities. x
Log all access (failures, attempts, etc.) - ID, IP Address, Date/Time, etc.x
When exporting media files, file audit log also part of the Exportingx
DATA RETENTION
Data Retention Services (DRS) - Intelligent monitor of data storage. By setting retention policy, data will be archived or remove based on the set policy. DRS provides a complete hands-off solutions satisfying most privacy concerns about data retention and removal. For BWC, Used and Non-Used DATA policy can be set easily. xx
Run as a Windows? services on the Serverxx
Automate transfer of between primary and retention storage locationxx
Initiate retention based on daysxx
Initiate retention based on categories or classifications such as (felony, driving violation, murder, domestic violence, DUI, traffic stop, etc.)xx
Separate retention policy on used and non-used case videos, photos and metadataxx
Archive directory allows for final backup before retention deletionxx
Full erase base on set policyxx
Disk Space Monitor Servicexx
Email Alert when storage is lowxx
ARCHIVE SERVER/STORAGE (Coming Soon)x
- Automate transfer of data from "Live" DATA storage to "Never Delete" DATA storagex
- Monitor all accessx
- Complete History auditsx
Data Retention Report - by "Storage Profile"x
- Summary of Total Files in Retentionx
- Total Files in Retention by Classificationsx
- Total Files to be Remove with total size reclaimx
- Retention Files start date and remove datex
- Total Storage used and availablex
ADDITIONAL ADMIN TOOLS
Enabled or disabled Non-admin access to delete button in non-essential user catalog (allow user to delete non-used files)xx
Enabled or disabled encrypt media filesxx
Allow user permission to export to USB, CD/DVD, etc.xx
Allow user permission to access other user filesxx
Create unlimited category, roles, and race x
Setup multiple sub-stations or locationsxx
Equipment Status (Depends on models)xx
BWC Status:
- Battery Status
- Storage availability
- Review battery status during camera checkout and return
- Review storage status during camera checkout and return
xx
Monitor storage availabilityxx
Equipment FW updatexx
Software controls
- Password resets
- Password changes
- Camera settings
xx
Internal File Extension settings for default application launcher to override Windows default settingsxx
DOCKING STATION UPLOAD TO EMS FEATURES
Secure Upload for all Camerasxx
USB Port Controlxx
Transfer - Phase Onexx
All transfer are on private network with access to the database and storage (UNC Paths)xx
- Agent should run on PC or Distribution Station (DS)xx
- Run as a Servicexx
- Read specify folder and process filesxx
- Optional Encrypt dataxx
- Insert metadata into SQL databasexx
- Copy files to storage based on User Account storage profilexx
Transfer - Phase Twoxx
All transfer are on public and private network using HTTPS to transfer filesxx
- Web server ? running Web Servicexx
- Process incoming files into designated locationxx
- Processing Server - Windows Servicexx
- Read specify folder and process files on Web server temp storagexx
- Use single domain user account to access SQL DB and Storagexx
- Insert metadata into SQL DBxx
- Copy files into Primary storage based on user?s Storage Profilexx
- Clean up web server foldersxx
Update Classification list on camerasx
Ingest camera Classifications and Tagsx
Provide metric for upload from camera to docking stationx
Provide metric for upload from docking station to storage serversx
REDACT
Free Windows application redact softwarexx
Optional: Web based redact hosted servicex
Manual frame by frame pixelationxx
Automated face detection/pixelationx
PC process redactx
Server processing redact servicex
Queue processx
Export with or without audioxx
Remove audio in certain segment of the videox

EMS Mobile Features

The EMS Mobile Client (MC) solution is designed to streamline the law enforcement video management process in the field and improve information recall. EMS MC provides an easy process to preview and classify media files from body worn cameras (BWC) in the field. The software works on any MDT or MDC Windows® based PC. Officers can now directly input incident information including case number, address, video tags and notes in the field while each event is fresh on their mind.

Information is securely encrypted on the camera. The officer has the option to upload directly from EMS Mobile with internet connection or dock the camera with the Upload Station where all metadata added in the field will be automatically ingested to the backend EMS System without user intervention.

Advantages of using VisioLogix EMS Mobile Client

  • Support 3rd Party Cameras
  • Works on all Windows© Based MDC/MDT
  • NOW – included with Cloud and EMS Enterprise (Hydra)
  • Easy dock in vehicle using standard desktop/vehicle standalone USB docking base
  • Does not require administrative rights to operate
  • Secure – all metadata are saved on camera for convenience upload process via VisioLogix Intelligent Docking Station
  • Classify media files directly in the field
  • Create case number and add notes
  • Officers spend more time in the field
  • Annotate fields can be change based on Agency requirements
  • No additional table/smartphone to issue – EMS Mobile runs on existing Windows®MDC/MDT

In-car DVR Transfer Agent

Our EMS system can be used to incorporate media files from any source by merely adding media files to the system.  Unfortunately, a manual process is not recommended for transferring data from the in-car DVR. Our In-Car Transfer Agent (IncarTA)software supports 3rd party In-Car DVR and will automatically ingest data into the backend evidence management system.

Optional for IncarTA is a service running in the background to convert proprietary video file format into the standard MP4 format.

Some in-car DVR might require a little integration to automate the process. VisioLogix might require customer assistance to integrate the data.  VisioLogix will provide format sheet and work with our customer to get the correct format for smooth ingestion.

  • Simple to configure In-car DVR ingest tool
  • Automate in-car DVR data directly to C3 Sentinel or Hydra
  • Network throttle so transfer does not saturate congested networks
  • No upload storage limit

Hydra Ingest Tool

is a Service Agent running on a Windows® PC or Server.  DITA can integrate with the different data source (3rd Party cameras, NVR/DVR recorder, interview room media files, etc.)  The goal of DITA is to automate the file ingestion process so data can securely transfer without any user intervention.

  • For use to upload other media files.
  • Can annotate and classify data
  • Search data folders instead of camera detection
  • No upload storage limit compare to Web file upload

CLIENT REQUIREMENTS

User/Operator/Administrator PC
MDT/MDC
Smartphone or Tablet
Minimum Windows® 7 Pro 32-bit or 64-bit ServerMinimum Windows® 7 Pro 32-bit or 64-bit ServeriOS and Android Based OS
Minimum Intel®/AMD® Dual Core 2.0GHz (recommend 4 Cores or higher at 2.4GHz) Minimum Intel®/AMD® Dual Core 2.0GHz Apple or ARM based device
4GB RAM (Recommend 8GB)4GB RAM (Recommend 8GB)1GB RAM
HIGHLY recommend using AMD/NVidia GPU accelerated adapter Standard Intel GPUDevice Default CPU
17" monitors 1920x1080 (recommend 27 resolution at 1920x1200)12" at minimum of 1280x720 resolutionDevice Default Display
Gigabit EthernetGigabit EthernetMinimum Wireless 802.11b
Latest Edge, IE, Firefox, and Chrome (max video resolution 720P)Device Default Browser
Application requires less than 50MB to install.Application requires less than 50MB to install.No app installation needed
2013 & 2015 VS C++ Redistribution x86 for Administrator Tool2013 & 2015 VS C++ Redistribution x86 for Administrator Tool
Latest .NET 4.5 or higherLatest .NET 4.5 or higher