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Overview

Pilot VMS Version 2016 (Video & Event Management Software) is a complete management software system for video, audio, data, environmental sensors and network switches. Pilot software provides a wide range of product integration supporting over 1600 IP devices from over 50 manufacturers.


 
Pilot Software for video and event monitoring & recording:
Pilot Brochure (pdf document) - 211 KB
 
Pilot Software for alarm and environmental monitoring:
Pilot CS Brochure (pdf document) - 400 KB
 

As part of afi's "Open Path" commitment to system integration, Pilot software operates with major manufacturers of IP Cameras and Video Streamers. "Open Path" assures you that Pilot systems will continue to integrate with today's and tomorrow's video hardware components. When combined with video codecs, Pilot software can easily integrate with existing legacy analog systems and new IP security products to form a complete hybrid solution. In addition to video, Pilot software reads alarms and status of afi's monitoring products to form a complete network command center.


Pilot's unique methods for handling data and video assures fast response search times and the ability to interact with data platforms from a majority of access control and other data generating sources. Pilot offers several video and interface options operating on industry available server and storage solutions. Video sources can be MJPEG, MPEG-4, H.263 and H.264. Video, data and audio are recorded in a secure format for limited access can be converted into many standard formats.


Dynamic Stream Configuration (DSC) offers the ability to change frame rate on the fly or at preprogrammed times or conditions to respond to specific network and/or recording conditions. Dynamic Camera Configuration can be programmed for up to three different time lapse recording settings, manual recording, live view and event/alarm recording. Data Integration with data parsing for interface to compatible ATMs, Point of Sales systems and Cash Registers. Report Generator: auto multiple page configuration and .PDF generator.


Cascade operation for building large scale multiple server enterprise solutions to meet requirements for tens, hundreds and even thousands of cameras. Redundant and mirror server programming to assure continued operation capturing every video, audio and data input in the event of server failures.


Pilot Enterprise is licensed per channel. Its cascade ability allows it be combined with any number of servers to handle hundreds and even thousand of channels.

 

MAIN FEATURES:

  • Deployable for single camera up to 1000+ video sources Alerts from Commander and Scout
  • Intelligent and fast recording engine supporting
  • Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, H263 and H264 video streams
  • Alarm center connection for video verification of alarms
  • 100% camera vendor independent and broad support for video sources
  • Easy installation and configuration
  • User-rights functionality with username and password for secure login, Active Directory compatible
  • Intelligent architecture offers fast image exchange
  • Dynamic floor plan support for fast situational awareness and response
  • Scheduled and event notification with sound, pop-up or e-mail
  • Support for Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras and pre-set functionality
  • Direct management of I/O embedded in the application
  • SQL database for storage of information
  • Advanced search engine for fast lookup and playback of recorded video and events
  • Log and audit trail for overview and management reporting
  • Pro-active watchdog functionality for maximized reliability and uptime
  • Wide range of user profiles and definitions possible for company wide operation
  • Support for pre-defined video matrixes for fast situational awareness and multiple location overview
  • Intelligent bandwidth management utilization for minimization of required bandwidth
  • Client to Client Communications
    • a. Instant messaging communications with text recording
    • b. Make Voice communications VoIP with ability to record conversations
    • c. Transfer of screen images
  • Transfer of screen images and set up between clients
  • Server mirroring
  • Analytic motion detection
  • Unique alarm profile generator providing the ability to create custom alarm triggers from multiple input sources

Compare Versions

Base License and Maximums - Pilot Lite - Pilot Enterprise

Pilot Software Features
Core Features Pilot CS Pilot Enterprise
MJPEG Support   Yes
MPEG4 Support   Yes
H264 Support   Yes
ONVIF Support   Yes
Multiple Stream Per Camera Support   Yes
Hybrid Support (Requires certified hardware)   Yes
Audio Support (Full Duplex) Yes Yes
Megapixel/HD Support   Yes
Tour Support   Yes
Time Lapse Recording   Yes
Manual Recording Yes Yes
Recording On Event Yes Yes
Multi Lingual Support Yes Yes
Watchdog Support Yes Yes
NAS/SAN Support Yes Yes
Graphical/Scalable Time Line Search Yes Yes
Bookmarking/Tagging Support   Yes
Export Of Recordings   Yes
Archiving Of Recordings   Yes
Encrypted Export of Recordings (Watermark)   Yes
Report Generator Support Yes Yes
Event Manager Support (I/O, TCP-IP, SOAP) Yes Yes
PTZ Support   Yes
Joystick Support   Yes
Rectangle Zoom Support   Yes
View Presets Support   Yes
Preset On Event Support   Yes
Preset Tours Support   Yes
Digital Zoom Support   Yes
Manual Control buttons Yes Yes
Interactive Floorplan Support Yes Yes
Webserver support (Smartphone, PDA, Web) Yes Yes
Email Support (Text and Snapshots) Yes Yes
Email On Event Support Yes Yes
Touchscreen support Yes Yes
Action Log Support Yes Yes
Multi Client Support Yes Yes
Advanced Features Pilot CS Pilot Enterprise
Group and User Management Yes Yes
Instant Messaging/Chat Support Yes Yes
Bandwidth Management support Yes Yes
Group of Server Support Yes Yes
Keyboard Support (Serial/IP/USB) - Yes
Audit Support - Yes
Monitorwall Support Yes Yes
DVR Support - Option
Redundancy Support Option Option
Virtualisation Support Option Option
Broadcast Support (multicasting) - Option
Virtual Matrix Support - Option
POS Support (SQL Text Overlay) - Option
Advanced Management Reports Pilot CS Pilot Enterprise
Task Manager - Option
Reference Images - Option
Event Registration Support (Adv. Audit) Option Option
System Registration (Full System Logging) Option Option
Available Interfaces/Integrations Pilot CS Pilot Enterprise
Pilot SDK - Option
Generic Datachannel (Serial) Interface - Option
Generic XML Interface - Option
Generic SQL Interface - Option
Base Features Pilot CS & Enterprise
  Base/Max
Max Number Of Sites Unlimited
Max Number Of Subsites Per Site Unlimited
Max Number Of Video Channels/Cameras Unlimited
Max Number Of Audio Channels Unlimited
Max Number Of Inputs/Outputs/Data Channels 25/Unlimited
Max Number Of Dynamic Floor Plans Unlimited
Max Number Of Schedules Unlimited
Max Number Of Profiles Unlimited
Max Number Of Sensor Blocks Per Profile Unlimited
Max Number Of Combination Blocks Per Profile Unlimited
Max Number Of Action Blocks Per Profile Unlimited
Max Number Of Predefined Views Unlimited
Max Number Of Tours Unlimited
Max Number Of Monitors Per Client 4
Max Number Of Clients unlimited
Max Number Of Client Sessions: Unlimited
Max Number Of Web Sessions: (Phone, PDA, Web) Unlimited
Max Number Of Users Unlimited
Max Number Of User Groups Unlimited
Max Number Simultaneous Playback Of Recordings 9
Max Number Of Live Views Per Screen 36

Download

Pilot Software Downloads

Pilot Software may be downloaded, installed and licensed for a free 30 day demo. The demo version provides full function for up to 8 devices and can be upgraded to a full-version license. Pilot server software v2016 should be operated on computers with at least 4GB of memory using an Intel Xeon E3 Series or Intel i7 Series processor. It is recommended that Pilot client 2016 run on an Intel i3, i5 or i7 processor. 

Computers with less than these features will result in lesser performance. Please note that Intel processors are required and Pilot cannot operate on AMD processors.

Pilot 2016 is only compatible with 64 bit Windows 7, 8, 10, 2008R2 or 2012 operating systems.

Download Pilot 2016

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Software Download
Pilot 2016 Software Installer - 468 MB

Additional Documents
Pilot Brochure (pdf document) - 211 KB

Your server will require the following:

PostgreSQL 9.3 (included in download)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (included with Windows Updates)
Pilot 2016  will not install if .NET 4.5 is not installed first.

About the Pilot Software Demo

We first of all would like to thank you for choosing the American Fibertek Vnes Management Software. Pilot Software gives you the ability to design your own Digital Video Surveillance System providing an easy to use management platform that fulfils your specific application needs.


This demo software is a fully functional Pilot Software release. It needs to be installed on a server with internet access. A demo license may be obtained through the internet that will allow the installation of up to eight cameras/devices. Pilot's server capacity of devices is well beyond this number and depends upon exact server network and storage specifications.


The application is a platform that is fully camera vendor independent with support for the most popular IP cameras, video servers and Digital Video Recorders (DVR) to be able to view, record and full additional functionality. The software can be deployed for a wide variety of compression platforms, like Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, H.264 which makes the software functional in a wide range of applications. The architecture has a broad variety of embedded functionality to fully benefit from scalability and flexibility.


Pilot Software can be installed and used on standard computer hardware and IT infrastructures which will increase the value of investments. Its multi-server support allows users to use the software from a single camera up to over a thousand cameras. However care must be given to adherence to the basic hardware platform requirement. Failure to do so may result in either sub par performance or the inability of Pilot software to operate at all.


Pilot operates as server based software. Pilot users should be aware that Pilot software can be operated as both a server and client on the same hardware, however in doing so performance may be degraded as a result of the additional stress of operating as both a client and server. The intelligence in the architecture provides the ability to easily integrate external systems as well as flexibility to adapt new needs caused by changing demands or circumstances.

INSTALLING

Please note that installing will overwrite your existing installation. You won't lose any of your recordings, but some of your extensions and other add-ons might not work until updates for them are made available. For this release you need an updated license file.

If your license is still valid for updates, you can use the button "Update License"

Warning! Roll back is not possible without a backup of your previous SQL database.
If there could be a need to roll back, please backup database before upgrading!

Your client can have issues with auto update. If so, update the client with our installation package.

 


 

UNINSTALLING

You can remove the software through the Control Panel in the Start Menu on Windows, by removing the application it will remove all files in the application folder.

Removing the software will not remove your recordings. This data is stored in your video folder which is specified in Storage Setup.

Any version that you install after removing the software will continue to use that data if you use the existing database where the video folder is specified.

 


 

EXTENSIONS

Client application needs to be updated after installing a new release.
POS application needs to be updated after installing a new release.
Webserver needs to be updated after installing a new release.

Note: if you select Full Install all these products will be updated.

HW & OS Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Hardware Client Server Server/Client

CPU

Intel 2nd generation i5 or i7 processor with support for: Hyper threading and HD graphics.

 

 

Intel i7 3770 Ivybridge or better Recommended

Intel 2nd generation i5 or i7 processor with support for: Hyper threading and HD graphics.

 

 

Intel® Xeon E5/E55 series processors or better Recommended

Intel 2nd generation i5 or i7 processor with support for: Hyper threading and HD graphics.

 

 

Intel i7 3770 Ivybridge or better Recommended

RAM/Internal Memory

6GB (Win7 Pro)

8GB recommended

4GB (Server 2003 R2)

8GB (7 Pro or Server 2008)

12GB (Server 2012)

8GB (7 Pro or Server 2008R2)

Use 8GB with Full edition of SQL Server

12GB Server 2012

Video card

VGA accelerator with minimum of 1GB, 3D support. DirectX 9.0c or higher.

In case of multiple displays 1 GB local memory per graphics card.

(Cards need to be identical!)

In case of using Video Content Analytics:

VGA accelerator with minimum of 1 GB local memory 3D support. DirectX 9.0c or higher.

In case of multiple displays 1 GB local memory per graphics card.

(Cards need to be identical!)

In case of using your server in combination with client software:

VGA accelerator with minimum of 1 GB local memory 3D support. Direct Draw, 3D support. DirectX 9.0c or higher.

In case of multiple displays 1 GB local memory per graphics card.

(Cards need to be identical!)

Hard disk capacity for recordings

minimum 250 GB

Actual capacity varies depending on usage and needs.

minimum 500 GB

Actual capacity varies depending on operating environment.

Writing speed should be equal to number of recording streams without buffering.

Example: 10 cameras x 1.5 Mbit = Minimum writing speed (I/O speed)= 15 Mbit

minimum 500 GB

(Actual capacity varies depending on operating environment)

Writing speed should be equal to number of recording streams without buffering.

Example: 10 cameras x 1.5 Mbit = Minimum writing speed (I/O speed)= 15Mbit

Hard disk capacity for the application

250 MB

500 MB

500 MB

Network

 

100Mbit (preferred 1000 Mbit full duplex)

(Depending upon system bandwidth calculation)

1000 Mbit full duplex

1000 Mbit full duplex

 

Joystick

American Fibertek DSC100

Axis 295

CH Products USB Pro

Axis T8311 Joystick

Axis T8313 Jog Dial

Pelco KBD300A

 

American Fibertek DSC100

Axis 295

CH Products USB Pro

Axis T8311 Joystick

Axis T8313 Jog Dial

Pelco KBD300A

 

Software Requirements

Software Client Server Server/Client

Operating System

Windows 7, Home, Pro or Ultimate

64 Bit Only

* All servicepacks and Windows updates always fully installed

Windows 7, Home, Pro or Ultimate

Windows 2003R2, Standard or Enterprise

Windows 2008, Standard or Enterprise

Windows 2012, Standard or Enterprise

64 Bit Only

* All servicepacks and Windows updates always fully installed

Windows 7, Pro or Ultimate

64 Bit Only

* All servicepacks and Windows updates always fully installed

SQL Server software

 

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with SP3

PostgreSQL 9.3

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with SP3

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with SP3

PostgreSQL 9.3

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with SP3

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Additional software

.NET Framework 4.5.2

Adobe Reader (latest version)

.NET Framework 4.5.2

Adobe Reader (latest version)

.NET Framework 4.5.2

Adobe Reader (latest version)

Internet browser

Internet Explorer (latest version) Internet Explorer (latest version) Internet Explorer (latest version)

 

Notes:

The maximum number of frames shown per client, may not exceed 600 Frames Per Second (Depending on hardware configuration!) This reference is based on a computer with a recommended hardware configuration in an Intel i7-3770 Ivybridge 3.9Ghz/8GB FSB 1333/Win7-Pro 64 bit environment.

While using megapixel or high definition cameras, keep in mind that performance may significantly decrease. USe of hardware decoder when using i7 processors will significantly increase performance.


The computer must be only used for this specific application. The operation of other programs will decrease performance and potentially terminate operation.


Pilot is a software system designed to operate on a dedicated server. Client operations do not require the installation of additional software for its specific operations. Please note that the operation of a single computer / or server can significantly decrease performance and lead to a termination of operations. It's not possible to operate the software inside a virtual machine like VMWare or Microsoft Virtual Machine. Operations of the software inside Virtual machine software, or running the software on a server that also runs Virtual machine software may cause termination of operations or a decrease in performance.


The number of applications which can operate at same time is dependent upon the hardware configuration of your client. Each application adds to memory and processor requirements and can result in client operation problems and even loss of client server communications. If you require the operation of many simultaneous tasks, your client should have high speed dual or quad core processing approaching 3Ghz and available memory of 4 or 8 GB. As programming is maintained on the server, loss of client/server communications does not necessarily mean your system as stopped operating.


It is recommended to configure your server with the operating system and video recordings on separate physical disk drives.

Supported Hardware

Pilot Software - Supported Hardware Devices

Software version : 6.3.11351.0
Total supported brands: 65
Total supported devices: 1725

Product supported functions are subject to change. When your device is not listed please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for the latest driver information.

360 Vision Acti AEE American Fibertek Arecont Vision Arvoo
Asoni Axis Barix Bassler Vision Bosch Camtech
Cieffe Commell Commend Control Systems Convision Dedicated Micros
Divitec D-Link Emza Eneo Evitech Flir
G4S General Electric Griffid HikVision Hitron Honeywell
Hunt iBase Idis IndgoVision Infodraw IOI
Iqeye JVC Keyscan March Networks Mobotix Novus
Observision ONVIF Panasonic Parrot Pelco Pixord
Probe Safescan Samsung Sanyo Sefica Siqura
Sony Sound Intel Sweex Techwell Toshiba Vista
Vivotek W&T X10 Xineron Y-Cam  

 

 

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