exacqVision 3.1 Released

exacqVision 3.1 ReleaseVersion 3.1 of exacqVision has just been released.  This latest release, compatible with all exacqVision Hybrid and IP video surveillance systems, incorporates new features and enhancements, and continues our quest for rapid, incremental updates.

Version 3.1 is available for download here.  Key features in the 3.1 Release:

  • Definable User Permissions & Privileges – Create custom classes of users, each with unique privilege and permission levels
  • Multi-Camera Search Enhancements – Search and playback any number of cameras easily & simultaneously without having to define a view first.
  • Arecont 8180 & 8360 Motion Detection – Motion detection now available on Arecont Panoramic cameras
  • Enhanced Audio Export – Export audio along with video to AVI files
  • POS Display Enhancements – Display ATM & POS data in real-time on playback
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Linux Support – Added support for latest Ubuntu Linux distribution

Here are some of the features in detail:

Definable User Permissions & Privileges
We’ve added the often-requested ability to define custom user classes, defining each user class with incremental permissions and privileges.  This is a significant expansion of user privilege definition over our previous default user classes of Power User, User, Restricted User, etc. 

In 3.1, the administrator can now create any number of user classes, each with its own specific permissions and privileges for things such as live viewing capabilities, searching capabilities, saving images, exporting video, smart search, etc.  Below are screen shots of the new Users screen, showing the addition of the Custom User Permission and Custom User Privilege sections.

exacqVision User page full

exacqVision User page cutout

Enhanced Multi-Camera Search
Multi-camera search and viewing has been made even easier.   In 3.1, any combination of cameras can be selected for search and playback, and the client will automatically bring up a view to accommodate all of the selected cameras.  It is not necessary to define a view first.  Our software engineer Jim Bauerle gives a brief demonstration of this capability in this YouTube video clip:

Arecont Vision 8180 & 8360 Motion Detection
Arecont 8180 and 8360Arecont Vision has recently updated the firmware for their AV8180 and AV8360 panoramic cameras.  This new firmware revision now fully supports motion detection at the camera, and exacqVision 3.1 supports this new firmware and motion detection capability. 

To utilize motion detection on the 8180 and 8360 the cameras must be running Arecont firmware version 64118 or newer.  This firmware is available directly from Arecont Vision or you can request it from Exacq Support.

Enhanced Audio Export
Audio export has been enhanced to allow both G.711 and ADPCM compressed audio to be exported to AVI files along with the video.  ADPCM (Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation) is the audio format used on the analog inputs of our eDVR video compression boards in the Hybrid Servers, and G.711 is the audio format used by Axis in their IP cameras with integrated audio audio.

POS/ATM Display Enhancements
exacqVision POS displayNew in 3.1 is the ability to display POS and ATM data in real-time along with video playback, and have it scroll through the transactions along with the video. 

New vertical scrollbars allow for both fast scrubbing through the POS/ATM tape display with the video playback advancing or reversing right in sync, or the normal horizontal bar that allows for the fast scrubbing through the playback video, with the POS/ATM data tape scrolling up or down right in sync.

Ubuntu 8.04 Linux Support
We’ve added support for the latest 8.04 distribution of Ubuntu.  This newer distribution adds support for the latest motherboards and processors. exacqVision now supports both 6.06 and 8.04 releases, which are the two Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) releases.

IP Camera Updates
Various functionality enhancements have been added to several models of the supported IP cameras, including models from Axis, ACTi, Panasonic, Sony and Vivotek. Details are in the release notes.

Recent Releases
We’ve been making rapid progress with exacqVision, with incremental releases hitting about every 2 months. You can see the details of the past year’s releases here

As always, the latest versions of exacqVision client and server software can easily and quickly be copied over existing versions while retaining all user settings. The latest versions can always be downloaded from our Downloads page, or you can click on ‘Check for Updates‘ within the ‘About‘ box in the exacqVision software. 

exacqVision Server software is available in both Windows and Linux versions, and the exacqVision client software is available in Windows, Linux and Macintosh native versions.  Any version of exacqVision client can connect to any version of exacqVision server.

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