New enhancements have been designed to simplify the control of surveillance system functions, add interoperability with back office systems, strengthen information security and expand the utility of networked video applications. The New Media Management System from BroadWare is an enterprise solution using non-proprietary hardware that enables organizations to quickly configure and effectively manage complex video applications throughout the enterprise. The system provides a browser-based solution for collecting, recording, routing and managing live and archived surveillance video while optimizing use of bandwidth. The solution enables any authorized users on the network, at any local or remote locations, to access, view and control any cameras on the network. It provides managers limitless scalability and options for storage and retrieval of archived video data.