Valt Software

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Valt Software

Video is a proven tool to better educate, train, connect and protect organizations everywhere. Valt is an innovative software solution that enables users to be able to create and manage their own video database. This powerful tool helps organizations increase the use of video to improve the effectiveness of a wide variety of programs. Valt can scale to support any number of cameras, users, and departments while the intuitive browser-based interface provides each user with a unique and secure experience.

The application empowers users to quickly and easily view, record and manage video events without extensive IT support headaches. The Valt solution is being used in a wide array of applications including Medical Simulations, Interview Recording, Corporate Training, Treatment Sessions, Lecture Video Recording, Police Interrogations, Government Meetings, Clinical Observation and many other simulation-based and active learning applications.  

Speech Language Pathology

Click on the play button to find out how TWU is leveraging VALT to record speech language pathology sessions.  Learn More >

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Psychology Training

Click on the play button to find out how USC is leveraging VALT to record student/patient psychology sessions.  Learn More >

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Child Advocacy

Click on the play button to find out how Ozaukee County is utilizing VALT to observe & record forensic interviews.  Learn More >

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Police Interview

Click on the play button to find out how Bend police Department is leveraging VALT to record police interviews.  Learn More >

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Observe Live Video

The Valt application has been designed from the ground up to allow users to easily view live audio-video sessions in a secure fashion. The Valt application employs enterprise-class video streaming technology allowing for the connection of up to 50 HD IP video cameras and capability to serve out hundreds of simultaneous video streams from a single Valt server appliance.

Rooms are displayed in an easy to find list and are labeled according to user preference. Point-tilt-zoom (PTZ) control is performed via mouse by simply clicking in the video window. Users are able to use and create presets to help quickly position PTZ cameras. Observers are able to create “markers” during the recording process which index important video points allowing users to quickly access important events. Markers may be named or created via drop down box.

Using our “talkback” feature, observers can communicate with students/clinicians via computer microphone or USB headset by simply clicking on the talk icon in the video window when optional “talkback” hardware is purchased. User rights allow a unique login ID for students, faculty, and administrators providing for customizable security rights for viewing, recording and playback. A matrix view allows the observer to view up to nine simultaneous sessions on a single display. Client software runs in a browser simplifying viewing and roll-out of software upgrades. All major web browsers are supported including Apple and tablet versions, allowing users to use Valt to observe live or recorded video anywhere.

HD Camera Support

Our software integrates with the full line of Axis IP cameras. We can capture and stream HD content at resolutions beyond 1080p. 

Talkback

Users can “talkback” into any room over the network using a standard USB or an integrated microphone through our browser-based software client.

Multi View

Quickly change views from single camera to 2×2 to 3×3. Users are able to observe up to nine rooms simultaneously.   

Video Encryption

All audio-video streams can be securely encrypted and transmitted from server to client using RTMPS streaming/encryption.

PTZ Control

Easily control pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras through our software interface. We can also create or jump to predefined positions called “presets” when our system is paired with PTZ enabled cameras.

Cross Browser Compatible

Our client will run on any enabled device such as Mac, PC, or mobile device using a flash-enabled web browser. 

Capture Audio & Video

Easily start and stop audio video recordings either on demand through the web interface, by using the built-in scheduler, or by integrating with simple, physical, start stop buttons. All videos are recorded in a non proprietary MP4 video format and are viewable on almost any computer or device.

“Templates” allow administrators to create unique data fields which are customizable for each group. The data fields capture specific session information in order to catalog and index the video file. Examples of data fields include: student name, instructor name, patient name, patient type, specific disorder and case number. Templates allow universities to deploy a single platform that can still provide customization capabilities for different groups and disciplines. Each video is recorded in its entirety in a single file regardless of session length. There is no work required by the user to create the file, and the file is not broken into individual segments based on time. This simplifies content creation, playback, and management of the content, including archiving.

Cameras may be grouped together and synchronized to start and stop recordings simultaneously. This feature is beneficial when more than one camera is installed in a room. Recording may be initiated via the user interface or via the built-in schedule feature. This feature allows the operator to schedule recordings in advance and pre-populate the session data. The scheduler allows for scheduling of recurring sessions based upon days of the week. The schedule allows for removing individual sessions in the event that the session is canceled without removing the remaining sessions. Exceptions allow the customer to remove recordings and take into account holidays and days off.

Distribution rights – users are able to grant viewing access to other users that would normally not have the appropriate security level or viewing permissions.

HD Camera Support

Our software integrates with the full line of Axis IP cameras. We can capture and stream HD content at resolutions beyond 1080p. 

Camera Grouping

Group multiple cameras or encoders together into a single room. Grouped cameras start recording together and also playback together in a synchronized fashion.

IPAD Mobile Recording

Use the Beam application to turn any iOS device into a mobile capture platform that integrates seamlessly with the back end Valt application. 

HDMI Encoder

The software integrates seamlessly with third-party HDMI encoding hardware, allowing users to capture laptop/PC content such as PowerPoints and Vital Monitors and automatically pairs it with video cameras.

Scheduler

This allows users to schedule recordings in advance. The schedule can be set to automatically recur on a daily, weekly or monthly basis allowing for complete automation of the recording process. The scheduler also integrates with PTZ cameras to automatically reposition the camera to the area of interest at the beginning of the scheduled recording(s).

Button & LED

Start and stop recording with the push of a button. The system also integrates with independent or in-button LEDs providing a visual indicator as to when a recording is active.

Review Recorded Video

Valt enabled users to quickly search and find the desired session or interview. Videos are available for review seconds after the recording is completed and stream almost instantaneously.  

Users are able to search for content using a simplified search box. The users may type in any information which may have been entered into the session data fields in order to find desired content. After retrieving a video the user is able to navigate through the video by clicking on the timeline or choosing any marker which may have been created during the observation mode.

In the event multiple cameras are associated with a single room or joint rooms, video content plays back completely synchronized. “Markers” may be created and inserted into recorded video during playback in order to index key points and allow users to quickly find and identify content. All session data may be edited during the playback. A “notes” field may also be added as a custom field to provide an area for the user to add comments to the content. If given the appropriate rights, users are able to download content to their own PC which may be played back in a standard media player.

Searchable Database

Associate customizable searchable information with your recordings. Our software allows the end user to build a searchable video database.

Clipping

The application features an easy to use editing tool. This allows the creation of smaller clips from a larger video without affecting the original video.

Digital Zoom

Digitally zoom in either during live observation or when reviewing a video recording. This feature is especially useful when our solution is paired with HD cameras.

Markers

Tag specific points within a recording either during live observation or during the review process.  These points can have searchable descriptions associated with them. These “markers” allow users to easily jump right to that point in the video similar to chapters in a DVD.

Manage Video Recordings

The Valt application has the ability to streamline or completely automate your video asset management.  

All videos are tagged with a set of variables based on the user permissions of the author. These items include retention period, access privileges, and searchable information template. Any of these items can be later edited if a user has access to do so. Users can share the video with other Valt users or enable links that allow direct access to the video from non-Valt users or third-party applications. Videos can be downloaded from the system but only if the user has the proper permissions to do so.  

Video Import

Import any MP4 format video into the system, tag it with searchable information, and set appropriate access rights.

Video Retention

Video retention periods are set up at the user group level allowing for automatic deletion of videos after a certain period. With the proper permissions, users can edit the retention length of a recording on an individual basis.

Download

Users are able to download recordings from the system, copy them to a flash drive, burn them to a DVD, and share them with others with proper user permissions.

Sharing

Built-in sharing tools allow users to easily share videos with other user groups or individual users.

External Links

Tag specific videos for direct URL access links. This can also be used to connect videos from our system to third-party software learning management systems (LMS).

Offline Player

Free Valt offline player allows users to playback multiple MP4 files in a synchronized fashion.

Security & Permissions

For instances where our video system would be used in a clinical or police interview setting, access and security are major concerns. Our system has been designed with these challenging security requirements in mind. Almost every feature or function can be enabled or disabled at the user group level making for an extremely flexible user permission structure.

Users are assigned rights based upon groups. Each feature in the user interface is assigned a right and may be added or removed from any group quickly and easily. Users are granted access via a unique user name and password. User name and passwords are entered via the administrator. LDAP integration simplifies the use of unique user IDs. Each group can be allocated its own set of cameras. This allows the customer to easily segment and departmentalize groups and isolate them from each other even though they share the same infrastructure. Content may be set to automatically delete using a calendar feature which is tied to group permissions. The system is capable of full SSL and data encryption.  

LDAP Integration

Bulk import LDAP users into the system and assign them to the proper Valt user group. This allows users to use their same network login information to access our system.

User Permissions

Valt system administrators have granular access over every single feature, video stream, recorded video asset and data on our system. A robust security and permission structure can be implemented to comply with any organization procedures.

Audit Trails

Valt logs and makes available for search and sorting by system administrators the following information. Each entry is date and time stamped:

  • Login: All successful and unsuccessful login attempts with user IP Address
  • Camera/Room: All access to live video streams by user
  • Recording: Start/stop and scheduled recordings by user
  • Review: Playback, clipping and downloading by user
  • Admin: Logs all administration changes

Data encryption

In-Transit:  All data transmitted from client to server and server to client can be encrypted using SSL encryption. All audio/video streams can be securely encrypted and transmitted from server to client using RTMPS streaming/encryption.

At-Rest:  A somewhat gray area in HIPAA, it is up to your IT department to decide if encrypting “data at rest” is warranted through the use of easily implemented options like TDE or EFS.