Hauppauge, N.Y.-based Vicon Industries Inc., designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, announced the upcoming release of Valerus 18, the most significant update yet to its popular video management software. With the 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. Support for H.265 compression allows Valerus users to take advantage of HEVC video from the latest generation of IP cameras. Valerus 18 will be available for download via the Vicon website in March 2018.