Quanika Access Control Now Integrates With IPConfigure Orchid VMS

Integrating Quanika’s access control and visitor management software and Orchid VMS enables security solutions for single and multisite management and control.

ORLANDO, Fla. — More streamlined, cost-efficient options for integrating Axis Communications network door controllers, cameras and audio devices are now possible with a new technology integration between Quanika and IPConfigure.

The integration between Quanika’s access control and visitor management software and IPConfigure Orchid VMS enables integrated security solutions for single and multisite management and control, according to an announcement.

Quanika’s modular access control and visitor management software is said to seamlessly work with Axis Communications network hardware to offer users a unified security management platform. Now those systems integrate with IPConfigure’s VMS, including its Orchid Core video management software for small to midsized users and its Orchid Fusion for enterprise level and multisite applications.

“With the addition of IPConfigure’s popular Orchid video management software suite, including Orchid Fusion, Hybrid, and Alto for small through enterprise and multisite applications, this technology partnership offers significant upfront and ongoing cost advantages, with simple license fee structures and no hidden extras,” says Leo Cook, Quanika’s general manager.

He continues, “Our transparent, modular approach gives customers the freedom to scale up, letting them upgrade to enterprise-level functionality selectively for sites or camera streams where they need it most. They can do this without the prohibitive license fees traditionally charged by vendors.”

He adds that one-stop-shop purchasing of Axis Communications hardware and Quanika and IPConfigure software globally through distributor, Anixter, together with pricing flexibility would help systems integrators who need to competitively bid on project scale-ups.

“They can now affordably cater for unlimited cardholders and credentials or manage multiple sites using a federated and partitioned architecture for video and access management. And they have the option to easily add in new and emerging technologies, such as AI-powered video analytics,” Cook says.

There is growing demand for flexible, affordable but powerful integrated solutions that allow organizations to eliminate inefficient siloed systems and databases, speed up verification, detection, and incident response, and increase operational efficiency.

Quanika Compact is already proving its value for smaller and mid-sized users while Quanika Enterprise extends these benefits, with more advanced capabilities and extensibility for the most demanding applications. Quanika Enterprise is said to offer an intuitive security and safety management platform that integrates access control functionality with video and wider building management and popular databases that allow organizations to orchestrate change and adapt to change operational requirements.

This modular, off-the-shelf approach offers advantages over expensive, customized solutions, including greater flexibility, reduced up-front costs and a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), according to the announcement.

The Orchid VMS web interface is hosted by one or more Orchid servers running on traditional Windows or Linux systems, NAS storage devices, on supported embedded hardware, or in the Cloud. Orchid supports over 4,500 IP camera models through the ONVIF Profile S specification, with cross-platform flexibility making it easy to adapt existing infrastructure, which reduces IT, hardware, and licensing costs.­­

Brad Stice, chief revenue officer at IPConfigure, says the technology partnership with Quanika will make it easier for systems integrators to streamline best-in-breed technologies, including video infrastructure, access, visitor management and life-safety systems.

“In today’s fast-changing environment customers need greater flexibility and adaptability,” he adds. “Quanika and IPConfigure are leading the way in delivering this, giving customers affordable and practical routes out of inefficient siloed solutions.”

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