Dallmeier electronic, one of the pioneering manufacturers of video information technology, presents an extensive portfolio of different interfaces for the integration of third-party systems into its HEMISPHEREÂ® software platform. The very tight integration and diversity of data exchange and control capabilities allow users to get the most out of optimal information flows and efficient work processes.
Not all integrations are the same
To access third-party systems, many video management systems and security platforms work by “embedding” the user interface into their own software, for example using iFrames. But since users must continue to control systems separately, this approach is sometimes ineffective. Additionally, it is difficult to accurately display and track chronological and spatial relationships. Conversely, customers often have difficulty determining whether unwanted data flows are taking place from the VMS to third-party systems or whether performance is impaired.
With “HEMISPHEREÂ®”, third-party systems are systematically integrated to optimize data integration
With the open software platform “HEMISPHEREÂ®” from the German manufacturer Dallmeier, third-party systems are systematically integrated to optimize data integration.
An integration that exactly matches the application required in each case efficiently filters, sorts and locates data from other software infrastructures and merges them from different sources into a HEMISPHEREÂ® system. This approach allows very tight integration of access control or intrusion alarm systems, for example as âactive objectsâ with a wide range of options for exchanging data and controlling third-party systems from HEMISPHEREÂ®.
Large portfolio of deeply integrated interfaces
Integration takes place via the “HEMISPHEREÂ® Data Interface Module” (DIM). DIM offers a wide variety of plug-ins that allow further processing of status and event messages from connected systems and control commands in the other direction. They include plugins for standardized protocols in the fields of IoT / Industry 4.0 (e.g. MQTT, OPC UA) and building automation (BACnet, KNX) as well as various plugins for proprietary communication protocols.
In the area of ââaccess control systems, for example, Grosvenor Sateon Advance, Interflex IF-6040, Paxton Net2 V6 or Software House C â¢ CURE 9000 are already fully integrated in Dallmeier HEMISPHEREÂ®. Regarding fire detection systems, a very wide range of fire detection systems can currently be integrated via Schraner SMARTRYX. Several different point of sale systems can also be integrated.
In addition, there is also the possibility to send or retrieve events and alarms to or from Dallmeier HEMISPHEREÂ® and thus extend the integration to more applications and develop customer-specific interfaces. For this purpose, a path is available that passes through a standardized REST interface or Active MQ Message Broker and supports standard protocols commonly used in the industry, including OpenWire, STOMP, MQTT, and WebSocket.
Faster response times and optimized processes
The various plugins allow connected systems to relay their status and event messages for visualization “ “For us, an open platform means above all that we are open to the specific customer problem. And to find a solution for it, as stated in our company motto “Make things easier”.
“The various plugins of the HEMISPHEREÂ® data interface module allow connected systems to relay their states (for example, door open / closed) and event messages (for example, fire alarm, intrusion) to our HEMISPHEREÂ® software for visualization“, says Norbert Niggemann, director of software development at Dallmeier.
“Due to this deep integration, users then always see the correct camera image automatically when there is an event from the intrusion alarm system, for example. With “Active Objects”, systems can be controlled simply via the HEMISPHEREÂ® active object map. Customer benefits range from faster response times through adaptable and transparent workflows to and including optimized security and business processes. “