The Federation™ feature joins multiple, independent Genetec™ IP security systems into a single virtual system. With this feature, Security Center users can view and control entities that belong to remote systems, directly from their local Security Center system.
For a list of Security Center and Omnicast™ versions you can federate in this release, see the Security Center Release Notes.
Security Center Federation™The Security Center Federation™ role connects a remote, independent Security Center system to your local Security Center. That way, the remote system's entities and events can be used in your local system.
The Security Center Federation™ role acts as a proxy between your local clients and the remote Security Center system they need to connect to.
Multiple instances of the Security Center Federation™ role can be created on the system.
For a list of available federated events, refer to the Properties page of the corresponding Federation™ role in Config Tool.
When the Security Center Federation™ role runs in a hosted system in the cloud, we recommend using reverse tunneling. For more information, see Deploying Security Center Federation™ using reverse tunneling.
Omnicast™ Federation™The Omnicast™ Federation™ role connects an Omnicast™ 4.x system to Security Center. That way, the Omnicast™ entities and events can be used in your Security Center system.
The Omnicast™ Federation™ role acts as a proxy between your local clients and the remote Omnicast™ system they need to connect to.
Multiple instances of the Omnicast™ Federation™ role can be created on the system.
Limitations with Omnicast™ Federation™Federating an Omnicast™ system has the following limitations:
- Some playback capabilities are not supported on federated cameras. Smooth reverse playback is not available and the rewind speed is limited to -10x, -20x, -40x, and -100x.
- Camera sequences are federated, but they behave as a single camera on the Federation™ host. This means that the users on the Federation™ host cannot unpack nor stop the camera cycling on camera sequences () federated from Omnicast™.
- Sites () are federated as areas () in Security Center.
- Sites with a Map (URL) property () are federated as areas () with a web page tile plugin attached.