Genetec announced the availability of its map-based command and control feature, Plan Manager. With Plan Manager, Genetec extends the concept of traditional graphical maps and provides operators with an interactive and efficient tool to help manage their security environment. Plan Manager is offered to Genetec customers as an add-on module within Omnicast, Genetec’s video surveillance system. Plan Manager allows operators to create and integrate maps of their unique environments into their video surveillance system. Displaying video is as easy as clicking on a camera, alarm or any point on the map where a user wants to view the video. Cameras are displayed on the maps as colored icons, which indicate their location, status and the camera’s field of view, even with pan and tilt cameras. Plan Manager accepts exported vectorial PDF maps from Autocad and other CAD systems or from an available Geographical Information System (GIS), if compliant with the Open Geospatial Consortium Inc.® (OGC) interface and exchange standards, such as Microsoft® BingTM Maps. As opposed to standard JPG or raster map-based map systems, Plan Manager allows an operator to zoom into a map, from bird’s eye view down, to gather as many details in an image as required.