Synology unveils Surveillance Station 7.1 Beta

Better performance and surveillance experience for distributed environments

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Synology unveils Surveillance Station 7.1 Beta Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) among features meant to offer better experience for environments with distributed resources.
By  David Ndichu Published  August 13, 2015

Synology has announced the beta availability of its Surveillance Station 7.1.

Surveillance Station 7.1 is latest version of Synology’s video management system that the company says delivers optimized performance for environments with distributed resources with Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) and multicast support, refined alerts and notifications, and much more.

“Synology is devoted to developing a powerful, yet efficient and easy-to-use video monitoring solution. We’ve tweaked the mechanics and performance of Surveillance Station 7.1, so businesses large and small can take advantage of the smoothest and most thoughtfully designed surveillance experience,” said Chad Chiang, product manager at Synology Inc.

Surveillance Station 7.1 beta includes the following new features:

- Support for RTSP increases video streaming performance, providing a better experience when watching feeds in Surveillance Station or DS cam (for iOS devices). Plus, developers can take advantage of support for RTSP to integrate video streams into third-party systems.

- Multicast support reduces the workload and bandwidth consumption when running Surveillance Station in environments where multiple clients are viewing video feeds. This means several security personnel can monitor a live view from different workstations at the same time without impacting system performance.

- For large-scale surveillance deployments with hundreds of cameras, monitoring cameras one-by-one can be inefficient. Thanks to under the hood modifications, Live View Analytics alerts are displayed for cameras that are not included in the Live View layout. Also events can also be directly highlighted on an E-map, so users can quickly see the camera and location of suspicious events straightaway.

- By refining the database structure and adding a dedicated multipart link between host and recording servers, Surveillance Station 7.1 increases the speed at which recordings and event information are transferred from recording servers. In addition, revamped license management improves the stability in CMS deployments.

- In addition to providing native integration for edge recording on select camera models, Surveillance Station now supports edge recording on many more camera models thanks to ONVIF Profile G. Furthermore, improvements in ONVIF Profile S make it easier to find and add compliant cameras to Surveillance Station with the “ONVIF Search” option. These new features give users more flexibility and easier installation when setting up a video surveillance system.

Beta Reward Program
In a bid to help make Surveillance Station 7.1 even better, Synology is inviting users to participate in the Surveillance Station 7.1 Beta Program and submit feedback and suggestions. Synology will give a Camera License Pack (including 4 licenses) to three different users who provide the most valuable assistance and feedback during the Beta Program. For details, customers can log on to

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