Genetec of Montreal, Canada, has developed a map-based command-and-control feature for its Omnicast IP video surveillance system. Using the Plan Manager, operators can create and integrate maps into the surveillance system. They can instantly access and manipulate various graphical entities, such as hot spots, map links, favorite views, and cameras, for example. Its alarm management function lets operators position alarms throughout the maps; when an alarm is triggered, the map will automatically center on the alarm zone where operators can acknowledge the alarm or click on the flashing area. Other features include navigation tools, view mode options, advanced search capability, instruction files, and third-party systems integration.