Megh VAS Portal: Manage multiple sites through a single pane of glass

Megh’s VAS Portal provides an easy-to-use dashboard that can be accessed via any browser to manage multiple VAS Suite instances. Supported by a powerful microservices cluster on the backend, VAS Suite supports video analytics use cases for public safety, worker safety, and inventory management for deployment in smart buildings, smart warehouses, smart cities, and other venues. Channel partners deploying VAS Suite can use a single VAS Portal instance to configure cameras at and manage multiple sites.

A typical deployment configuration for VAS Suite and VAS Portal is shown below. VAS Suite can be deployed on an on-premises edge gateway or hosted in the cloud. VAS Portal can be integrated with VAS Suite on-premises or deployed in the cloud to support multiple sites. 

VAS Portal users can set up analytics for each camera, including defining detection zones and thresholds for alerts. VAS Portal provides options for notification of events using email, texts, or integration with third-party applications. The VAS Portal dashboard can also be used to view notification history and search event history.

See a demonstration of VAS Portal capabilities for configuring and managing sites.

VAS Portal has a distributed, flexible, and modular architecture to support the functions and deployment scenarios needed to manage VAS Suite instances. Notably:

  • VAS Portal is the primary consumer of the analytics data extracted from VAS Suite. It comprises a socket transition layer as its backend and a Web-based visualization layer as its frontend. The socket transition layer is a cluster of microservices that:
    • Allow transaction-based handling of user-triggered use-case deployments onto VAS Suite, ensuring integrity of the state
    • Maintain configuration information about the deployed use-cases, including alert rules and notifications
    • Extract the video stream and analytics metadata per camera feed, apply user configured alert rules onto it, and notify the user about events triggered in real-time
    • Store the extracted insights in a time-series fashion, which allows for it to be played back on-demand
    • Comprise the notification management service, which supports forwarding information as SMTP messages to monitoring software (such as SureView), as text messages through messaging platforms (like Twilio), and allows integration with third-party applications like Therms (security incident reporting software) through webhooks
  • VAS Portal exposes the functionality supported by its backend services through well-defined REST APIs. These APIs allow easy integration with any upstream third-party visualization and reporting tool or service. The frontend dashboard of VAS Portal communicates with its backend through these REST endpoints as well.
  • Through role-based access, a single VAS Portal instance allows configuring and deploying analytics use-cases across multiple customers spanning many sites. The look and feel of VAS Portal’s dashboard is easily customizable for white labeling by partners.
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VAS Portal is an ideal visualization tool for real-time display of sensor and camera data, configuring analytics settings, and managing alerts and notifications. As shown below, it serves as a thin middleware layer for upstream analytics platforms, providing a common interface for visualization, reporting, and notifications.

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