Industrial Video & Control is a manufacturer of network video solutions for industrial installations. Based near Boston, Massachusetts, IVC is the global market leader in industrial network video, driving the integration of digital video with SCADA applications. IVC products and solutions focus on industrial surveillance and monitoring solutions for security, productivity, and safety applications. Our solutions are based on innovative, open technology platforms.
With Longwatch video management software from IVC, the camera video can now be treated as another piece of process data. Features included in IVC’s Longwatch software packages allow you to deliver this video data quickly and in an intuitive format. The result is quicker, better informed decision making.
IVC’s Longwatch video software provides a power platform that is capable of bringing video directly from the farthest reaches of your operations back to the control room. Because it offers the best network flexibility in the industry, your infrastructure investment is leveraged from the past, and protected for the future.
Video Surveillance: Monitoring & control
The Longwatch Video Surveillance platform is a complete stand-alone video monitoring solution that can be integrated into existing process control systems. The system is composed of industrial grade software and video recording hardware along with a flexible ‘thin client’ viewer interface. The package includes multiple process control interfaces based on industry standards such as OPC and MODBUS TCP. These interfaces allow for complete control of the video system through existing SCADA, DCS, or MES systems. Longwatch Video Surveillance is comprised of two components: the Video Control Center (VCC) and Longwatch Video Engines (LVEs).
|Digital video recording||Autonomous operation|
|Multi-camera support||Low bandwidth|
|Event-based recording||Distributed architecture|
Video Historian: Platform for Productivity
The Longwatch Video Historian is software for your computer that provides a visual context to your recorded system data. Video can show multiple variables; speed, distance, rate of change, limits, and sequences all simultaneously and unambiguously. Video Historian is a state-of-the-art tool which supplements control system data with quickly accessed, intuitive video.
Longwatch View Station
The View Station presents a fully-featured operator interface to a network of video cameras managed by the IVC Longwatch Video System. Operators are provided camera access and control, regardless of location or size of the video network. A client of the Longwatch VCC, View Station provides a scalable architecture providing robust performance for systems of any size. The format and content of a View Station display is completely configurable and can include video from multiple VCCs and LVEs. Any number of views can be defined and subsequently displayed based on application requirements.
Console Recorder: Recording & Playback
The Longwatch Console Recorder is a software platform that automatically records your critical operator workstations. Just like a camera pointed at your monitor, the Console Recorder records everything being displayed, not just a recreation of events from a data historian. View your HMI, DCS, MES, or terminal server sessions live or go back in time to see exactly how an operator dealt with an event. The Console Recorder is an invaluable method for troubleshooting, training, and process improvement.
During a shutdown or upset, get to the root cause of the issue more quickly. Video document your operations for regulatory compliance and continual process improvement. Video streams of your operator monitors can be viewed on laptops, tablets, and smart phones for on-the-go review and troubleshooting.