Iris Innovations launches camera/alarm management app

Iris Innovations has launched its CMAC range of onboard camera and alarm management systems with an accompanying IrisControl App for Garmin’s OneHelm platform.

The company says it has been developing affordable onboard camera security and situational awareness systems since 2005. The CMAC range, Iris says, is the industry’s first ever, fully integrated command and control system for boat cameras and alarms.

CMAC is compatible with Analogue, IP and Analogue HD cameras, and combines the main elements of a fully featured security and control system. The system features digital video recording, alarm management, network and serial data-management, and a removable, shock-proof hard drive caddy.

IrisControl has been specially designed for Garmin’s OneHelm third-party application platform.

The App allows users to upload deck plans and images. Users then configure their uploads with icons to represent the position of cameras, alarms and pre-set ‘hotspots’ which, when selected, send cameras automatically to favourite pre-configured positions at the touch of a button. Controlling pan, tilt and zoom cameras is achieved primarily via the virtual joystick.

“When Garmin had the foresight to migrate their network architecture to ethernet and subsequently launch the OneHelm program to enable third party developers such as Iris to take advantage of their MFD’s capabilities, we knew instantly that we had the opportunity to provide a win-win situation for both customers and installers – which ultimately saves money all round,” says Carl Hitchcock, MD of Iris Innovations.

“With IrisControl we have provided a slick, feature-intensive user experience which would not have been possible if we had to supply a hardware control solution, and as we add more features in the future, users simply have to update their software to take advantage and stay up to date. Our CMAC system is the first fully integrated device of its type in the market, it’s extremely powerful so it was essential that the user interface was special. OneHelm has allowed us to do this and we are extremely proud of our IrisControl application.”

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