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Moxa Unveils OPC-enabled Surveillance Software for Factory Floor Monitoring

Taipei, Taiwan, March 19, 2010 -- Moxa is excited to announce the release of SoftNVR-IA, a SCADA-compliant IP surveillance software application designed to fit industrial automation applications. SoftNVR-IA features a built-in OPC server that enables direct communications between factory floor automation systems and Moxa's VPort series surveillance products.

 Moxa Unveils OPC-enabled Surveillance Software for Factory Floor Monitoring

Merging video and automation services

Through OPC communications, SoftNVR-IA can directly activate video recordings and alarm notifications triggered by the automation system, and simultaneously provide automation administrators with surveillance system status reports. SoftNVR-IA simplifies the integration of IP surveillance with automation systems and enhances automation security by merging video data with automation.

Flexible live video monitoring
The SoftNVR-IA includes all essential video functions. It supports MPEG4, MPEG4 and H.264 video streams with up to 32 channels of live display, and users have the flexibility of switching to dual monitor and full screen display modes for video monitoring. In a typical SCADA application, SoftNVR-IA can cooperate with VPort products to operate pan-tilt-zoom cameras and capture target images precisely from field sites, and present a better picture of potential risks before sending any staff to the field site.

Improved productivity

The SoftNVR-IA can be triggered manually, by event trigger, or on a schedule to record video or perform other network video functions. This network video software supports pre-event video recording for up to 30 seconds, and supports the FIFO recycle function for long-term video recording. Those video records can be used for further analysis, troubleshooting and problem prevention, and can be filed to improve facility security and productivity.

Intelligent alarm handling

SoftNVR-IA alarm management allows a variety of responses to triggered alarms, such as, popup display, go preset, and sound. It is also capable of sending alarm notification emails to multiple addresses. Video surveillance is part of the future of industrial automation, and SoftNVR-IA gives system integrators a way to integrate video surveillance applications with their SCADA systems that is easier and far more efficient than ever before.

Key Features

  • Up to 32 channels in a single system
  • Create an OPC server for easy communication with automation systems
  • Live view with H.264, MPEG4, and MJPEG, from VPort products
  • Dual monitor display capability
  • Video recording with manual control, event-trigger, and schedule settings
  • Playback system with search by event and time
  • Supports English, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese

About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.