Apex Video Management Software

cloud managed video recording platform

Apex
The convenience and flexibility of the cloud

The convenience and flexibility of the cloud

Apex VMS is tightly integrated with OpenEye Web Services for complete remote administration of your users and recorders. Adding a new user to OWS and getting them online with access to recorders takes only minutes. Single sign-on allows you to connect to your recorders from any web browser, mobile app, or remote client with only your email address and password. No need to remember IP addresses or port forward your recorders ever again.

Our video export tools also allow you to export important video incidents up to the cloud for safe keeping and to instantly share with coworkers or law enforcement.

The performance and reliability of local recording

The performance and reliability of local recording

A key weakness of pure cloud recording solutions is the inability to support high megapixel and camera count installations or to record at all when your Internet connection is down. Apex VMS keeps the recording local for improved performance and reliability while offering the benefits of online video backup and central management that make the cloud compelling.

Our systems are built to allow future expansion of channel counts and are available with redundant storage and power supplies to ensure you are always up and recording when it matters most.

Online User Management

Online User Management

Role-based user management controls access to all recorders and remote clients. Create groups and easily make updates to 100s of users with only a few mouse clicks.
Health Monitoring

Health Monitoring

Keep abreast of critical issues and potential problems with your system including pending hard drive failure, changes in recording retention, network outages, and camera failure or tampering.
Store & Share Videos Online

Store & Share Videos Online

Export video to the cloud then share it via a password protected link with law enforcement or coworkers.
Instantly Apply Permission Changes

Instantly Apply Permission Changes

Add or remove a user in OWS and it immediately takes affect across all recorders and remote clients, no further action required.
Roaming User Profiles & Settings

Roaming User Profiles & Settings

Custom views and camera layouts are saved online, so you get the same view in Command Station from any PC you log into. Create and share custom views with other uses with the click of a button.
Single Sign-On for All Clients

Single Sign-On for All Clients

Access all client applications and local devices with only your email address and password.
Thin Client

Save Time and Money with Cloud Managed Video Surveillance

Apex VMS is a powerful, scalable recording engine purpose build to work seamlessly with the OpenEye Web Services cloud management platform. The result is a best in breed solution that leverages the strengths of the cloud, scalability and reduced maintenance, while avoiding its pitfalls such as reduced performance and reliability.

Apex Server Options

Subscription Professional Traverse Embark
Max Cameras Per Server128 128 48 16
VM SupportYes (Windows / Hyper-V) Yes (Windows / Hyper-V) - -
Concurrent Remote ConnectionsUnlimited* Unlimited* 5 3
OWS AccessIncluded Purchase Separately Purchase Separately Purchase Separately
Server OSWindows / Linux Windows / Linux Windows / Linux Windows / Linux
Expansion ChannelsLearn more Yes Yes Yes
3rd Party Camera AnalyticsLearn more Yes Yes -
IP Audio RecordingLearn more Yes Yes -
3rd Party Intrusion Panel SupportLearn more Yes Yes -
Object SearchLearn more Yes Yes -
Camera LinkLearn more Yes, OpenEye only Yes, OpenEye only Yes, OpenEye only
Sensor / Relay SupportLearn more Yes Yes -
Native Video ArchiveLearn more Yes Yes Yes
Per Camera Storage AllocationLearn more Yes Yes -
Macro SupportLearn more All Macros All Macros -
SaleGuard SupportLearn more Yes Yes Yes
IP Camera SupportLearn more Currently Supported** Currently Supported** Currently Supported**
Proxy SupportLearn more Yes Yes -
Health MonitoringLearn more Yes Yes Yes
API for 3rd PartiesLearn more Yes Yes Yes
* No restriction on number of connections, dependent on hardware capabilities and throughput requirements
** All cameras currently supported by the recording software.

Apex Server Software Requirements

Operating System Requirements

  • Windows ® 10 Professional 64-bit
  • Windows ® Server 2012/2016 64-bit

Virtual Machine Requirements

Minimum: (up to 250 Mbps throughput)

  • Hyper-V 5 (Windows ® Server 2012 R2)
  • 2 cores with a reservation of 3ghz
  • 8 GB virtual RAM
  • Storage throughput equal to at least 125% of the Throughput determined by the Apex Calculator
  • 1 GbE network connection
  • Windows ® 7 64-bit or newer

Recommended: (up to 500 Mbps throughput)

  • Hyper-V 6 (Windows ® Server 2016)
  • 5 cores with a reservation of 3ghz
  • 16 GB virtual RAM
  • SAN or pass-through RAID5/10 storage
  • 1 GbE network connection
  • Windows ® 7 64-bit or newer

Apex Hardware Requirements

  • Intel ® 4th to 7th Generation i3, i5, i7 or equivalent Xeon ® (Intel only)
  • 4-16 GB of memory based on channel count (see table below)
  • 1-2 GbE Network Adapters

Hardware Configuration Based on Channel Count

Channel Count CPU Memory Multi-Drive Storage Throughput
1-24 i3 4 GB Single Drive 100 Mbps
25-64 i5 8 GB JBOD 300 Mbps
65-80 i5 16 GB JBOD 300 Mbps
81-96 i7 16 GB JBOD 300 Mbps
97-128 i7 16 GB RAID 400 Mbps

I/O Throughput for Apex

  • Single-drive 100 Mbps
  • Multi-drive JBOD 300 Mbps
  • 400 Mbps with appropriate RAID card
  • IP audio supporting G.711 codec at 64 Kbits and AAC codec based on camera configuration

Web Client System Requirements

Apex can be accessed locally via the Apex Console or remotely via the Apex Web Client. The Web Client can be accessed through OWS by clicking Connect on a recorder at the End User level, or by typing the recorder IP address directly into a web browser.

Minimum Requirements

  • Most current version of Adobe Flash
  • 64-bit Windows ® 7, 8.1 or 10 with DirectX support
  • 2nd Generation Intel ® Dual Core™ i3 processor (or equivalent)
  • 4 GB system memory
  • 1366 x 768 minimum display resolution
  • Latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 web browser
  • Broadband internet connection (25 Mb/s download, 5 Mb/s upload)

Recommended Requirements

  • Most current version of Adobe Flash
  • 64-bit Windows ® 7, 8.1 or 10 with DirectX support
  • 7th Generation Intel ® Quad Core™ i5 (or better)
  • 8 GB system memory
  • 1920 x 1080 (1080p) optimal display resolution
  • Latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 web browser
  • Broadband internet connection (25 Mb/s download, 8 Mb/s upload or better)

NOTE: 4K monitor resolutions are currently supported in the Web Client and Console if the hardware supports it.

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