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VAM2 | Features

VAM2 | Introduction

More intuitive, more intelligent, ultra flexible – VAM2 is a fresh concept which avoids complexity. Our Visual Asset Management application provides a platform for small project teams, Fortune 500 companies or for single users, where you can upload, download, link, tag, search and share all digital files more easily than you have ever done before.The perfect tool for maintenance procedures in facility management, UAV data sharing, construction site and cultural heritage documentation, safety and security planning, crime scene documentation and many others. This is why we have clients from Fortune 500 companies, government institutions or just one-man businesses that boost their effectivity and workflow drastically with VAM2.Developed for Shell USA as a tool for fast and efficient documentation, visualization and multimedia data sharing. Our team of skilled software developers integrate new functionalities and features making VAM2 the #1 Visual Asset Management solution on the market.

Usability

VAM2 is straightforward to use, you will feel like a pro within minutes and discover tools that allow you to tailor the way you work and finish tasks in a fraction of the time. Intuitive touchscreen functions make it a delight to work with VAM2 on mobile devices.

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Installation free - login via browser

To access your VAM2 instance, you need a device running a browser, a user-name and password to log in - that's it. VAM2 supports Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. We can support additional browser on demand.

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Multi device operation

The architecture of VAM2 runs on any device that runs a supported browser. Therefore, you can access via smartphone, tablet, iPad, PC or Mac even from Linux or Unix machines without limitations.

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One place to work with all your file types

VAM2 is more than just a regular DAM system. With VAM2 you can place visual links (hotspots) from everything to everything for most easy visual navigation through your assets. See what is connected where it is located and check the status. VAM2 also offers geo-referencing for every asset type. You can upload all file formats and enjoy the super fast in-browser display for over 200 of the most common file types. This eliminates the need for heavyweight and expensive studio software. Upload, watch, listen and add them to your projects.

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Documents and presentations

Store and organize all your document files like PDF, PowerPoint etc. have you ever encountered the situation that someone sent you an excel sheet file and you could not open it because you did not have the same version? This will never happen again. VAM2 supports more than 60 different document file formats in different versions displayed on any device in the browser without the need to install 3rd party software. That makes VAM2 the perfect central storage space. Search, tag, and share your documents and presentations and enjoy the convenience of working in one place.

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Easily handle video and audio files

Eliminate the need for heavyweight studio software. VAM2 makes quick work of managing video and audio files even 360° video and latest 4K 60 FPS formats. Upload, watch and listen – then publish or export.

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360° Photogrammetry

Take precise measurements in full spherical 360° measurement pairs. If your are looking for the perfect device that goes hand in hand with VAM2, our Civetta 360° camera is the perfect tool for 360° photogrammetry.

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Search

Find content with the intelligent multilingual search function. Type and filter by keywords, tags, descriptions, dates, geo-references and more.

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3D point clouds & 3D models

Visualize point clouds of nearly unlimited size and take precise measurements in 3D space. Adjust the opacity, pointsize and number of displayed points to your need.

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Virtual Reality support

Explore 360° videos, spherical images and 3D point clouds in an audiovisual augmented environment just as in real life.

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Built for speed

VAM2 comes with a beautiful, modern and user-friendly interface including drag-and-drop options and iOS optimizations. Common tasks like uploading, batch editing and downloading files with the click of a button. Through using adaptive data streaming technologies, VAM2 assures the best performance and quality on all bandwidths and devices. As a result, you can access a 20GB point cloud even on your mobile phone within a second.

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Security

Your privacy and the safety of your data has the highest priority for us. Therefore, all hosting and storage is 100% aligned with the restrictive EU data protection laws. Your data is yours. We will not touch it, give it to others or even have a look at it unless you ask us to. No hidden traps or backdoors that others can exploit once you uploaded your files are to VAM2. We do not and will never claim any ownership of your data. Last but not least, -all connections are SSL encrypted.

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Data Recovery

When a user deletes assets, they are not erased from the storage but only made invisible. In result you can recover every single asset that was deleted. One of the design rules for VAM2 is that all uploaded data remains untouched in the original state and is available for download. You will have access to your assets forever until you pull the plug. The downside is, we can not provide time limited test licenses -but that's OK for us.

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Centralized, secure and affordable

Storage how you want it. Flexible, unlimited and scalable. Host your projects on your own machine or network, in a public cloud or leave it to Mister Spock our Software as a Service platform. VAM2 is permanently updated to the latest encryption technologies and relies on a modern, robust architecture. VAM2 has proofed its performance and reliability in heavy stress tests in the field for many years.

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Publish projects

VAM2 offers 4 different ways to deliver your data controlled by an easy and intuitive user-interface.   1. Publish to a web server. Providing all the viewing and sharing capabilities for an unlimited amount of users and it requires no license to view.2. With restricted internet access, the projects can be published for display on a local device running from the storage device and providing the same interactivity as in the web-version.3. Export and import function to transfer projects including original functionalities and settings from one server to another. This is common when working in the field on a Notebook and transferring the projects to the central server once the fieldwork is done.4. Export a project as a formatted PDF file. This is the one-click solution to create maintenance manuals or crime scene reports ready for printout.

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Direct access without license fees

People often ask: Why do I need a license to view a project? - well you don't. Whenever you publish a project from the VAM2 database to an external storage device or a website, you can give access to as many users as you want. These users will not need a license, all they need is a device with a browser and the access details. The users can then search and view assets, take measurements, share links or download data. This means all operations that do not require access to the database application.

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Multi language support

VAM2 allows switching between 5 languages for the user interface. In result, international teams can work on the same project at the same time using their preferred user interface language.English - Chinese - Spanish - French - Arabic

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VAM2TK

is a powerful toolkit supporting the network administrator and can be installed separately from VAM2.It offers an easy to manage automated incremental backup function and streamlines the export and re-import process of database extracts.The configurable automated warning system instantly sends out an E-mail to assigned personal and self performs certain actions in case if inconsistencies like server shutdown, loss of network connection, or disk space running low.

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Auditing

VAM2 keeps track of all major operations and performs precise search queries. Specify the projects, users, time-span and the actions to receive a detailed audit list at the push of a button.

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Statistics

Visualize and analyze your system usage on a simple and intuitive dashboard to get a clear overview of your asset management storage, file types, user activity, top projects, top downloads, countries by user and many more.

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VAM2 | Powerful user right management

To make sure everybody can only see and do what they are supposed to, VAM2 is equipped with a user rights management system. It allows defining which user has access to see which projects with specific editing rights. This can be as fine grained as blocking a single object in a specific project for a certain user or for pre-defined user groups.

If your infrastructure is operating Single Sign-on (SSo) and authentication infrastructures like SAML, OAuth and alike the integration of VAM2 as a browser-based application is simple. Once set up, you can manage the user rights from your main infrastructure.

Independent of a stand-alone, client-server or cloud setup, the rights of the 3 different license types remain the same.

Administrator License

Editor License

Viewer License

Manage licenses

Manage users & rights

Manage projects

Upload content

Edit content

Tag assets

Delete assets

Link assets

Manage user access

Publish proijects

View unpublished content

Create annotations

Take measurements

Create deep-links

Take screenshots

The administrator has the rights to control everything. This person is in charge of administrating the server, controls the user rights which does not necessarily mean he works on the projects. He is in control of everything and is therefore mandatory, so every installation comes with one Admin license.

The Editor user is the most common user because he creates projects and collaborates with other Editors and Viewers.

The Viewer user also logs into the database and is managed by the same user rights management and is logged in the audit tool. This allows monitoring who has access to which projects and which assets. Of course with a realtime update once something in the project got edited.

VAM2 | License comparison

We are offering different kinds of VAM2 licenses. For every need the right fit.

SaaS

Private Cloud

Hybrid Cloud

On Premise


Description

Simple web browser Login - out of the box

Installed on a dedicated administrated server

Cloud installation - Azure, Aliyun, Amazon, Google etc.

Installed on our own infrastructure setup

Security

256-bit SSL Encryption

256-bit SSL Encryption

Individual configuration

Individual configuration

Features

Photos

Videos

360° Videos

Documents

3D Models

Point clouds

Audio

Link IP Cameras

User Access

User Rights Management

Simultaneous users

1

50+

1000+

10000+

Read-only user accounts

Admin user accounts

Publishing

Individual Project Publishing

Incremental Web Publishing

Standalone Offline Publishing

Project Import / Export

Database Import / Export

Support & Training

Support Ticket Access

Online Documentation

Single User Webinar

Multi User Webinar

On-site Support

On-site training

Licensing

Subscription Models

Monthly / Annually

Monthly / Annually

Custom License

Custom License

VAM2 | Service and Support level

Standard

Business

VIP

General

Max. number of users

1 - 20

1 - 50

1 - unlimited

Web support ticket system 365/24/7

standard

priority

priority

Support hotline 365/24/7

priority

priority

Free webinars

Separate booking

2 per year

4 per year

Training for customer helpdesk

At client's location

At client's location

Response Times

Priority 1

30 min

30 min

10 min

Priority 2

1 hour

1 hour

30 min

Priority 3

3 hour

3 hours

1 hour

Priority 4

24 hours

10 hrours

2 hours

Updates

Unlimited updates

Guided update support

Updates provision

via weblink

via weblink and hard copy

via weblink and hard copy

VAM2 | Changelog

VAM2 is under permanent development. To enable all our users to work with the latest technologies, we provide updates and upgrades with major feature enhancements and brand new features.

VAM2 | Release 2.3.2

Improved touch-support for all touch devices especially iPad.
The new virtual camera models of the viewer allow ultra-smooth movements for more intuitive operation also on touch devices.
↳ Smooth operation on all devices
Audit functions with filtering
On project or server base, filtered by user/user-group and period you get a list on all important actions like login, upload or delete and many more.
↳ Audit and monitor your VAM2 installation
Statistics tool
Visualise your audit data in statistic diagrams for printout.
↳ Monitor and keep track of your VAM2 installation
Improved measurement workflow

Taking measurements in 360° images requires fewer clicks due to intelligent pan and zoom functions.
↳ Take precise measurements with ease

New camera model

New camera model for faster display of super-size images.
↳ faster workflow

VAM2 | Release 2.3.1

Incremental upload
When uploading files on unstable connections the upload will pause when the connection is lost and continue once the system got reconnected.
↳ Parallel multi-upload and auto-restart after network connection loss.
New and faster standalone web server
Seriously shorter loading times and higher performance for projects especially large ones viewed locally as an exported standalone project. ↳ Stable and fast offline-display from an external storage device.

VAM2 | Release 2.3.0

HTML5 viewer​
With Version 2.3 we reprogrammed VAM to pure HTML5. That means that VAM2 now works properly on devices that did not support Flash like Apple© IPad, Iphone and others. The application now runs on every device that runs a browser be it PC´s, notebooks, tablets or phones.
Furthermore, abandoning Flash improved loading and operating speed and most importantly, VAM2 is no longer affected by Flash security issues. In addition, energy consumption is reduced by up to 75% which makes VAM2 on mobile devices much more efficient.
↳ Secure and faster operation on all devices
360° video viewer
The video viewer allows navigating in all directions while playing and even has stereo view support for VR like Occulus rift. Direct switch between 360° and flat display. Timeline with thumbnails to find the right position faster. Possibility to place hotspots in the video timeline, -link everything to everything.
↳ Ready for VR applications
Flat video viewer
The new flat video viewer allows the display of up to 4K 60 FPS videos and supports HDR video formats. It has an integrated timeline with thumbnails to find the right position faster. Possibility to place hotspots in the video timeline, -link everything to everything.
↳Prepared for the latest formats in highest resolution
Expert settings for viewer
The new viewer provides an expert mode as a drop-down menu, allowing to change all kinds of image representations like white balancing; manually or with a picker, manual color channel modification, inverting, contrast, brightness and saturation. These settings can also be predefined in the back-end and the asset will show up with the pre-defined settings, but can still be changed in the published tour window. So there is no need to manipulate the original, simply upload and change the look on the fly.
↳ No need to correct the original asset before uploading.
VAM2 Toolkit (VAM2TK)

The VAM2TK is a combination of tools for data import-export, backup and security notification settings. The VAM2TK comes in a separate installer as it can be set up by the network administrator, that does not necessarily have to be the VAM2 database administrator.
↳ One tool for secure and safe data handling and system monitoring

Incremental backup tool (VAM2 TK)

Define location, frequency and time for the automated incremental backup of the whole VAM2 database.
↳ Avoid data loss by automated and secure data backup

Sophisticated import export tool for single projects (VAM2 TK)
Export single projects from one database and import and import somewhere else with ease. You can also export projects to store them on a separate storage device. The VAM2 application itself does not have to be stopped.
The integrated test routine indicates if there were any errors in the copying process which you can fix or redo.
↳ Prevent data loss through easy and secure data exchange.
Auto notification tool (VAM2 TK)

Widely configurable notification tool. The storage space of a database shall never run full as this leads to data corruption. The auto notification tool allows to define at what remaining disc space an auto notification shall be sent via Email. In the second step you can define at what remaining disc space any further write processed shall be blocked.
↳ Automated monitoring with instant notification to react quickly and prevent data loss.

Hot-spot capability for 3D point clouds and 3D models
Allows the user to place an unlimited number of hot-spots and links in your 3D data. The distance control allows to display only those near to your viewing position. 3D point-clouds can also be used as maps, now.
↳ Opens up new business models.
VAM2 now supports 6 languages
People can work on the same project in different languages. Choose between Chinese, English, German, French, Spanish and Arabic.
↳ Get rid of language barriers in international teams.
Extended hot-spot editor
The hot-spot editor enables more settings with multi-setting and even defines how the linked asset shall be opened. For example, directly jump to the correct page in a user manual or report sheet.
↳ Much faster work with hotspot
Distance between spherical measurement pairs can be freely defined
When taking spherical images in an upper and lower position the default distance of 600 mm can now be adjusted freely.
↳ Photogrammetry can now also be provided for tiny spaces or with high tripod captures.
Improved co-working
When working in teams on the same project the display of upload and processing queues, remaining processing times, and connection speed are visible to all team members. The adjustable multi thread processing leads to serious processing speed enhancements.
↳ Improves the working speed and quality of your team
Pointclouds and documents can be used as maps
Now all assets except videos can be used as maps. For example, pdf´s of CAD drawings, 3D models and especially pointclouds can be used directly to navigate through your projects.
↳ 3D navigation to all your assets
Geo coordinates for all assets

It is now possible to add in Lat Long height coordinates in WSG84 format for all assets.
↳ Find assets by coordinates, sort assets in 3D space

Snapshot function for all viewer
Snapshots with all markers and measurements, including date, project name and asset name can be produced from any viewer window with one click, ready for email or upload.
↳ Share details with others at the click of a button

VAM2 | Supported fileformats

VAM2 supports all file-types for uploading without restrictions.
Adding descriptions, tags, geographic information etc. VAM2 does not change the original file.
The original files are stored untouched and can be downloaded 100% identical to the original.In addition, VAM2 creates special load on demand file types for fast in-browser displaywithout having to install any other software player or viewer.It directly support the following formats.If you can not find an important format in the list let us know, -we might provide and integrate an appropriate converter.

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.bit
.caf
.dts
.eac3
.flac
.g722
.latm .lbc .loas
.m2a .m3u .mka .mp2 .mp3 .mpa
.oga .ogg  .ogv .oma .opus
.ram .rco .rm .rmi
.snd .spx
.tco
.voc
.wav .wv

.cgm. csv .doc
.docx .dotx
.hwp
.jtd .jtt
.odm .odt .oth .ott
.pdf .pps .ppsx .ppt .pptx .pxl
.rtf
.sda .sdc .sdd .sdp .sdw .sgl .slk .stw .sxg .sxw
.uof .uot
.vor
.wk1 .wks .wpd .wps
.xls .xlsx .xlw .xml

.3fr
.arw
.bay .bmp .bmq .bw
.cap .cine .cr2 .crw .cs1 .cut
.dc .dc2 .dcr .dds .dng .drf .dsc
.erf
.fff
.g3 .gif
.hdp .hdr
.ia .ico .iff .iiq .ilbm
.j2c .j2k .jif .jng .jp2 .jpe .jpeg .jpg .jxr
.k25 .kc2 .koa
.lbm
.mdc .mef .mng .mos .mrw
.nef .nrw
.orf
.pbm .pcd .pct .pcx .pef .pfm .pgm .pic .pict .png .ppm .psd .ptx .pxn
.qtk
.raf .ras .raw .rdc .rgb .rgba .rw2 .rwl .rwz
.sgi .sr2 .srf .srw .sti
.targa .tga .tif .tiff
.wap .wbm .wbmp .wdp .webp
.xbm .xpm

.3gpp
.asf .avi
.dvd
.f4v .flv
.h261 .h263
.ismv
.m1v .m2t .m2ts .m4a .m4v .mjpeg .mjpg .mk3d .mks .mkv .mp4 .mpeg .mpg .mts
.nut
.quicktime
.ra .rm
.ts
.vob
.webm .wma .wmv

.las .laz
.ply
.xyz

.obj [ in a .zip file together with .mtl and texture files as .jpg or .tiff ]

.jpg

.jpg

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