Vicon Releases Valerus VMS Version 18

H.265 Support, Plus New Tools to Simplify Security and Operation

Hauppauge, NY |  February 1, 2018: Vicon Industries, Inc. (VII: NYSE-MKT) (“Vicon”), designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, announced today the upcoming release of Valerus 18, the most significant update yet to its popular video management software. With this latest release, Valerus provides enhancements to its user interface, new data backup and security options, and support for H.265 cameras. It also introduces a new module, Valerus-ViconNet Gateway, that provides a simple and affordable migration path for users of Vicon’s legacy platform to benefit from all of Valerus’ features and capabilities.

  1. Support for H.265 compression allows Valerus users to take advantage of HEVC video from the latest generation of IP cameras. H.265 video can provide up to 50% savings in storage space and bandwidth usage compared to H.264, while maintaining the same level of video quality.
  2. Interface improvements make it easier to navigate the video timeline and call up specific recorded video within the Playback mode.
  3. Application Server Redundancy makes sure that Valerus users will never lose important data in case of a server failure. The redundant application server license is available free to Valerus PRO tier users.
  4. Valerus-ViconNet Gateway provides users of Vicon’s legacy ViconNet systems with a bridge to connect existing cameras to a new Valerus system. Users can take advantage of the Valerus interface, features and flexibility while preserving the value of their previous investment, and benefit from more affordable expansion options moving forward.

“Since the launch of Valerus, the response from our customers has been universally positive, as they appreciate the simplicity the system brings to any size VMS installation. With the new features and H.265 support included with Valerus 18, we expect to further enhance the experience for all our customers, including those using older ViconNet systems who can now easily migrate to the Valerus platform,“ said Bret McGowan, Vicon’s Senior V.P., Sales and Marketing.

Vicon Valerus 18 will be available for download via the Vicon website in March, 2018. Valerus customers eligible for upgrades can download the new software and update their system without any system relicensing. Prospective new customers are encouraged to download a free 30-day trial of Valerus PRO to experience the full range of features. Learn more about Valerus at

About Vicon Industries, Inc.: Since 1967, Vicon has been a leading provider of mission-critical security surveillance systems. Today we are focused on providing solutions that have been engineered not just for performance and features, but for simplicity in deployment, operation and maintenance. Our goal is to serve as a valued security technology partner to our customers by reducing security solution complexity, ensuring a superior experience and future proofing our solutions. Vicon and its leading-edge systems are trusted by a customer base that spans the globe, representing every type of industry.

For more information about Vicon, please visit: Vicon…Simple Solutions for a Complex World.