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EXACQVISION 9.2 PROVES THAT STRONG SECURITY AND A CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENCE CAN CO-EXIST

Easy-to-use, easy-to-install. exacqVision has owned that mindset for decades, and version 9.2 continues driving forward with innovative features that let customers configure and customize the system exactly the way that works best for them while providing strong security features to protect against cyber-attacks.

v9.2 Feature Highlights:

Customization Helps Drive Better Situation Awareness

  • Enhanced video wall configuration
  • Push search results to other workstations
  • Custom icons for camera associations
  • Event monitoring support for inbound audio
  • Alarm for camera not recording

User-Centered Enhancements Improve the Experience

  • Admins can require/allow users to change passwords
  • Improved login experience for access schedule restrictions
  • Support for non-complex passphrases
  • Add version number to system usage pane

A Better Web and Mobile Experience

  • Cybersecurity enhancements
  • Save bandwidth with inactivity timeout
  • Prevent the device from sleeping while video is actively playing

ESM and exacqCloud Advances

  • Event alarm for camera not recording
  • Scheduled configuration backups
  • Test email in user’s page
  • Intrusion integration health alarms
  • Enabled enhanced password security from ESM & exacqCloud

Additional 3rd Party Solution Support

  • Dahua H.265
  • Samsung multi-sensor cameras
  • ONVIF auxiliary commands

 

Feature Details:

Customization Helps Drive Better Situation Awareness  

Enhanced video wall configuration

A video wall provides a powerful way to improve incident awareness and reaction time.  When operators can configure video wall layouts in a way that works best for them, it stands to reason that they will respond to incidents more quickly.

The latest exacqVision release empowers users to create a fully customized layout with a simple click and drag of a mouse, even re-sizing the layout to perfect the view.  Create a command and control center by pushing your customized video wall or multiple video walls to an array of monitors.

Push search results to other workstations

In a quickly developing situation, collaboration is often the key to fast and safe resolution.

Enhancements to exacqVision’s VideoPush feature let operators quickly conduct investigations and then send, or “push”, that video to another user’s screen or spot monitor with the click of the mouse. This instant sharing of video search results can save critical seconds when every guard location needs to be aware of who or what they are looking for.

Custom icons for camera associations

Information that is delivered in a meaningful way is the best way to ensure a fast response.

In v9.2, users can now upload their own custom icons for video overlay status or to show controls for cameras and other third-party integrations.  For example, a dollar sign icon could be used with a POS integration to indicate a transaction over a certain dollar amount, or a “No Entry” icon could be used to indicate when an object has crossed into a restricted area.   These cues are critical for operators who spend hours viewing video and need to quickly understand and react to real-time information.

 

Event Monitoring support for inbound audio

Two-way audio is an important and convenient way to ensure security in many applications; for example, a receptionist communicating with guests through an intercom, or a security officer providing instructions to employees trying to access unauthorized areas.

exacqVision now supports inbound audio from cameras, intercoms, and other integrations through Event Monitoring, making two-way audio simple to set up.

Camera not recording? Now you’ll know.

In small installations, it’s fairly easy to see that all cameras are recording as they should. However, when your installation includes hundreds of cameras across multiple servers, it is more complex.

exacqVision 9.2 solves this problem by allowing users to easily configure alarms for a camera that isn’t recording. For example, a user can set an email notification to be sent whenever a particular camera has gone ten minutes without recording video. This allows security to avoid costly business disruption by proactively resolving configuration issues to ensure all video is being recorded as expected.

User-Centered Enhancements Improve the Experience

Admins can require/allow users to change passwords

Cybersecurity best practices dictate that passwords should never be shared, and that certainly applies to the video management system.

exacqVision 9.2 now puts the password responsibility where it belongs; administrators can either permit users to change their passwords whenever they want, or require that users change passwords after a defined amount of time. Available for all servers that have enabled enhanced password strengthening, either option prevents the administrator from discovering the user’s password.

Improved login experience for access schedule restrictions

When a user is denied access and not provided a clear reason, it can be frustrating.  For exacqVision users on a restricted access schedule, the generic “invalid login” message they would receive was particularly trying.

Always focused on the user, exacqVision 9.2 significantly improves that experience. Now, the exacqVision client will tell the user their login failed due to a user schedule if they attempted to log in outside of their schedule.  The client will then attempt to connect every minute until the user’s scheduled start time, making the login process much more intuitive.

Support for non-complex passphrases

Another cybersecurity best practice is to require users to choose passwords which contain a number, capital letter, and a symbol. While this is a great way to protect user credentials, remembering these complex passwords can be a challenge.

With exacqVision 9.2, users can now choose to create a longer passphrase (e.g. RedJeepsAreBest!) instead of a shorter complex password (e.g. Uvv*147!xy). These longer passphrases tend to be easier to remember and make the login experience more intuitive, while still keeping credentials safe.

 

Add version number to system usage pane

It can be a challenge for administrators to ensure all exacqVision users are using the most updated software versions. exacqVision 9.2 simplifies this process by adding the client version to the System Information page for each user on a server. Now, administrators can save time by checking for outdated software by simply scanning a list of users for each server.

A Better Web and Mobile Experience

Enforce cybersecurity by disabling autocomplete in forms and provide the option to factory-reset web service

As part of our continued focus on cybersecurity, exacqVision 9.2 introduces security enhancements to the Exacq mobile app and web client. These include disabling autocomplete in forms and the option to factory reset the web service, which clears all generated keys and database information.

Any time a form autocompletes with information that’s already been entered (usernames, IP addresses, etc.), it makes a potential hacker’s job easier. Wiping information such as IP addresses and user names adds an extra layer of protection and makes it very difficult for hackers and unauthorized users to steal critical information and access company systems.

Save bandwidth by timing out screens during inactivity

To save bandwidth, exacqVision 9.2 now provides the option to timeout video panels when the web client or mobile app hasn’t been interacted with for a specified amount of time. This can save significant network bandwidth, and also ensures your devices are secured when they are not actively being used.

Uninterrupted live display of video on a mobile device

Using Exacq Mobile to view live and recorded video from up to 48 cameras on your mobile device can be a huge productivity saver.  Using a mobile device as an extra display at your work station can add to your overall awareness and allow you to take Exacq with you when investigating an incident.  However, when the device “goes to sleep” because you haven’t interacted with it, those lost moments of surveillance can leave you feeling a bit vulnerable.

The latest release of Exacq Mobile allows you to continuously play video from your mobile device without having to periodically interact with it to prevent it from sleeping.

In addition, the redesigned Views page makes the experience much more intuitive for mobile users.  Available views are now fully displayed on the screen instead of organized in nested menus, and layout diagrams have been added to allow users to quickly identify the right view. In addition, a full list of a view’s included cameras can be displayed by a simple long press, making it easy to identify appropriate cameras.

ESM and exacqCloud Advances

Proactively address cameras not recording

Enterprise System Manager (ESM) helps to maximize the uptime of exacqVision Enterprise recorders. Its intuitive health monitoring dashboard provides continuous system health information, and immediately notifies you of system errors and warnings such as camera disconnected or video loss.

The newest release of ESM adds critical notifications if a camera unexpectedly stops recording video because the camera’s motion configuration was altered, the recording schedule was modified, or other similar scenarios.

ESM provides a rules-based interface to set up alerts and email notifications if a camera has not been recording for a specified duration. These alerts allow an integrator to proactively address camera configuration issues before they become a problem.

 

Scheduled configuration backups to save time and prevent errors

Sometimes reverting to a working configuration of an exacqVision Server is a quick and safe way to get a customer’s system functioning again.

The latest release of ESM provides an intuitive and flexible way to set up and schedule configuration backups. The flexible scheduling feature allows for daily, weekly and monthly backups which not only helps with fixing broken systems, but provides peace of mind to administrators when making configuration changes in ESM.

 

Test email in user’s page

ESM has always supported email notifications by allowing the administrator to set up the email configuration with individual addresses. However, there was no way to validate whether those addresses were correct. With the latest release of ESM, email addresses can be quickly verified with the click of a mouse.

Intrusion integration health alarms

Intrusion panels are a key security ingredient for many customers, and ensuring they are always operational is critical to providing a secure environment.

The latest version of ESM allows users to configure rules based on important health data from intrusion panels, such as “low battery”, to proactively identify and fix issues before they affect security.


 

Enhanced password protection enabled from ESM and exacqCloud

ESM and exacqCloud can now be used to easily turn on the enhanced password security feature that was introduced in exacqVision 9.0 for multiple servers. This feature helps protect users from “man-in-the-middle” and “client masquerading” attacks through the use of key strengthening and augmented password authentication.

 

Additional 3rd Party Camera Options

  • Dahua H.265
  • Samsung multi-channel cameras
  • ONVIF auxiliary commands

EXACQVISION 9.0: MORE SYSTEM CONTROL FOR ADMINS AND BETTER TOOLS FOR MITIGATING INCIDENTS

exacqVision 9.0 Feature Highlights:
  • Keep Your System Safe and Up-to-date
    • Incorporated health alarms from intrusion panels
    • System automatically checks for server software updates
  • Faster Identification and Mitigation of Events using Video Analytics
    • Integration with Illustra video analytics provides critical event notification
    • Integration with Axis Perimeter Defender and Axis VMD4 Video Motion Detection
  • Better Admin Control of User Groups
    • Greater control over user group ‘live’ and ‘search’ privileges
    • Assign users to multiple groups, each with different privileges in Enterprise System Manager (ESM)
  • Simplified Camera Configuration
    • Improvements to UI layout input and output configuration menus adding new data fields for visual clarification
  • Web and Mobile Improvements
    • Time-saving backup/restore settings for exacqMobile
    • Improved user experience with camera associations on mobile device
    • More secure, redesigned exacqVision web service
  • Additional 3rd Party Solution Options
    • Iris and focus control for ONVIF PTZ cameras and encoders
    • Bosch and Northern added to plugin dropdown menu
    • Edge camera support for Artpec-6 cameras
    • Support for Kantech v7.3 with Windows 10
    • H.265 support for Panasonic
    • Support HTTPS Configuration for ACTI
    • Added Client-Side Dewarping for HIKVISION and Panasonic

Feature Details:

Keep Your System Safe and Up-to-date

Incorporate health alarms from intrusion panels

In addition to displaying standard access control and intrusion alarms (e.g. zone bypassed, panel armed, etc.), exacqVision now captures panels and controller health alarms such as low battery, power loss, and keypad tampering. These events can trigger actions within exacqVision and roll-up to ESM or exacqCloud health monitoring solutions to identify issues before they affect an organization’s security infrastructure.

Automatically checks for server updates

exacqVision now checks for automatic server-side updates, expanding upon its existing ability for client-side updates. Once users opt into this feature, exacqVision will automatically notify them when client or server updates are available for download, ensuring their system is always kept up-to-date.

Faster Identification and Mitigation of Events

Integration with Illustra video analytics provides critical event notification

Users of analytics-enabled Illustra Pro cameras can now see visible boxes around analytic event triggers and search on specific metadata associated with analytic events. Visible bounding boxes make the triggering event easy to identify and are visible in both the Live and Search pages of the exacqVision client.  When searching analytic events, the user can now further review analytic event results by drawing specific areas of the scene to filter results.  These analytic enhancements allow for faster identification of triggering events and faster searching of past events generated from Illustra Pro cameras.

Illustra Analytics

Integration with Axis Perimeter Defender and Video Motion Detection

exacqVision now integrates with Axis Perimeter Defender which allows users to monitor large areas based on object behavior such as loitering and conditional zone crossing (e.g. when an object enters one zone without first passing through another zone). The integration can trigger actions within the exacqVision VMS, such as video recording or sending email notifications when a perimeter event occurs.

In addition, exacqVision now supports Video Motion Detection 4 (VMD4) on Axis cameras, which sends alerts when motion is detected.   This new camera support is set to record based on movement, reducing storage and bandwidth usage.

Better Administrator Control

Greater control over user group ‘live’ and ‘search’ privileges

User Group Settings

Admin users can now define ‘live’ and ‘search’ user group privileges individually per camera for greater control. They can grant a user live access to a specific camera, but restrict the same user from searching recorded video.  This capability ensures that surveillance video is only viewed by appropriate exacqVision users.

Assign users to multiple groups, each with different privileges in Enterprise System Manager (ESM)

In the latest version of ESM (5.4), users can be assigned to multiple groups, each with different privileges. This improvement addresses the requirements of large organizations, who often need to assign users to multiple groups of separate servers.

Simplified Camera Configuration

Improvements to input and output configuration menus

The user experience of configuring audio, trigger, and alarm inputs and outputs has been improved with the release of exacqVision 9.0. In previous versions, these inputs and outputs were grouped together in the client and gave users little information regarding the devices each was associated with. Now, not only is this information provided in a grid format for better organization, but it also includes helpful device information like camera name, model, and MAC address.  A critical time-saving enhancement to exacqVision.

Audio Options

Web and Mobile Improvements

Time-saving backup/restore settings for Exacq Mobile
It has always been easy to add servers to an Exacq Mobile configuration, but this process can become time-consuming when dozens or hundreds of servers need to be added to many mobile devices. With Exacq Mobile 9.0, you can create a backup of a mobile configuration, save it to a cloud destination, and restore it on any number of mobile devices, greatly reducing the time required to configure the app on mobile devices.

Improved user experience with camera associations on mobile device

exacqVision 9.0 improves the way users access different camera associations on a mobile device. A new overflow menu prevents too many associations from taking up the entire screen, and a new wheel menu allows users to more intuitively interact with associations.

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More secure, redesigned exacqVision web service

exacqVision web services no longer installs a 3rd party webserver and now uses an embedded webserver within the exacqVision web service.  The new web service is more secure and will automatically get updated every quarter as part of the remote update, whereas Apache was not automatically updated when you updated the web service.  This makes managing system updates easier for administrators and helps to ensure the latest version of software is running on your exacqVision web servers.

Additional 3rd Party Camera Options
  • Iris and focus control in exacqVision for Axis, Hikvision, Illustra, and ONVIF IP cameras
  • ACTi event notification with separate socket connection
  • Bosch and Northern added to plugin dropdown menu
  • Edge camera support for Artpec-6 cameras
  • Support for Kantech v7.3 with Windows 10
  • H.265 support for Panasonic
  • Support HTTPS configuration for ACTi
  • Added client-side dewarping for HIKVISION and Panasonic

Exacq’s Upgraded Higher-Capacity Video Servers

Store More Video, Longer

Exacq’s powerful upgraded network video recorders (NVR) are designed to address significantly rising storage requirements demanded by today’s high megapixel cameras. Systems can now be configured with diverse storage options including RAID models that offer up to 216TB of available storage space. The updates – including the exacqVision A, M, and Z Series Recorders and S- Series Network Storage Server – allow you to store or archive more video than ever before and double the maximum age of stored video.

Exacq High Capacity Hard Drives

Highlights:

Z-Series: Highest performance and capacity recorders

The exacqVision Z-Series recorders provide enterprise-class video surveillance. The high-performance servers provide high-capacity storage for maximum reliability and speed. The 2U Z-Series now supports 12TB HDs with the ability to store up to 96TB while the 4U RAID configuration supports 8TB,10TB and 12TB with the ability to store up to 216TB of data.

A-Series: For standalone or enterprise environments

The exacqVision A-Series recorders are well-suited for a wide variety of applications, from standalone installations to deployment in an enterprise environment. The enhanced A-Series servers can now store up to 20TB on the desktop model, 30TB on the 2U model and 80TB on the 4U model.

M-Series: Easiest to quote, install and service

The exacqVision M-Series are cost-effective network video recorders that are easy to install and use, and include integrated PoE camera ports. M-Series now supports 2TB, 4TB and 6TB drives and are ideal for applications that require a smaller form factor while demanding reliability.

S-Series: Cost-effectively add storage

The exacqVision S-Series Network Storage servers provide a fully integrated video and audio archive solution that allows you to increase the amount of video stored or expand beyond short-term storage without having to add recorders. Using larger capacity hard drives, the S-Series is capable of storing up to 96TB on 2U models and 216TB on 4U RAID models.  Along with the expanded storage offerings, S-Series now supports Ubuntu 16.04 operating system.

Ready to configure? Try out our Configuration Calculator.

As always, the exacqVision recorders are all scalable, cross-compatible and unified through the freely distributed exacqVision client software, and every exacqVision server includes pre-configured exacqVision VMS software and a 3-year warranty with valid SSA.

For a complete list of features, photos, and specifications for the new Exacq recorders, visit our product webpage. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your sales representative.

EXACQVISION 8.8: ENHANCES SITUATION AWARENESS AND ADDS USER CONTROLS FOR ADMINISTRATORS

exacqVision 8.8 provides powerful tools that improve situation awareness and control for both administrators and users.

exacqVision 8.8 Feature Highlights:
  • Better Day-to-Day Monitoring
    • Embed a web page as a panel within the client
    • Enhanced event linking including with PowerSeries Neo virtual zones
    • Support for higher-resolution displays
    • Single sign-on support when syncing with exacqvision ESM
  • Enhanced Administrator Control
    • More control over how and when users access the system
  • Simplified Camera Configuration
    • Add multiple IP cameras at one time
    • Preview image on mouse hover to quickly find camera location
  • Web and Mobile Improvements
    • Improved cybersecurity and video export with Web services
    • Auto select appropriate streams for multi-stream cameras
    • Respect camera rotation when retrieving video
  • Additional 3rd Party Camera Options
    • H.265 support for Illustra IP cameras
    • Integration with next gen Illustra Flex and Samsung X-Series cameras
    • Support for Hikvision ISAPI

Feature Details:

Better Day-to-Day Monitoring

Embed a web page as a panel within the client

Users can embed a web page as a panel within the client to give them important information such as weather updates or breaking news headlines so they can better react to imminent events that could potentially affect their business.

exacqVision 8.8 embedded web page

Enhanced event linking, including with PowerSeries Neo virtual zones

Operators can now display any event linkage as an association which will appear on top of the live video feed. Ideal for associating access control or intrusion breaches, this capability is also very useful in applications such as retail, where metal/foil detectors are now being deployed to detect foil-lined bags, a new tool for shoplifters. Once the serial data profile is set up from the detector, whenever a foil-lined bag is detected, an alert will trigger and automatically appear on top of the corresponding live video, providing critical information to the retailer trying to prevent rising theft.

This event linking functionality is also available with DSC PowerSeries Neo Virtual Zones which provides better integration between DSC’s access control products and exacqVision.

exacqVision 8.8 Enhanced-event-linking

Support for higher resolution displays

exacqVision 8.8 introduces support for higher-resolution displays, including 4K monitors as well as Retina displays (for Mac).

Single sign-on support when syncing with exacqvision ESM

Users can now take advantage of single sign-on support when syncing exacqVision with ESM. Once configured, a user can log in to exacqVision and access ESM without having to enter his or her credentials a second time.

Enhanced Administrator Control

More control over how and when users access the system

This latest release adds very important controls for administrators looking to more strictly manage how and when users can access the VMS.

  • Expiration of inactive accounts: Admins can now configure user accounts to expire once they have met a specified inactivity threshold (e.g. a certain number of days). For example, if a user hasn’t logged in for 90 days, his or her login will be marked as expired and the user won’t be able to log in until the admin re-enables the account.
  • Automatic unlock of locked out accounts: Admin users can configure accounts that have been locked out due to failed login attempts to automatically unlock after a certain amount of time.
  • Temporary guest accounts: Admin users can now create temporary guest accounts which allow users to access the system for a limited amount of time. This can give third parties such as law enforcement system access for a specified time period.
  • Expanded access to preset tours: Users with “Allow PTZ” permission can now start and stop preset tours.

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Simplified Camera Configuration

Add multiple IP cameras at one time

For projects requiring dozens or hundreds of cameras across multiple servers, adding each camera one at a time can be a tedious and time-consuming task. With exacqVision 8.8, users can import multiple IP cameras to several servers at one time via a CSV file, which includes the cameras’ IP addresses, usernames, passwords, etc.

Preview image on mouse hover to quickly find camera location

exacqVision 8.8 accelerates the process of identifying where cameras are located (e.g. lobby, parking lot) by displaying a preview image of a camera’s live feed when a user hovers over that camera’s name. This makes the configuration process significantly faster and more efficient.
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Web and Mobile Improvements

Improved cybersecurity and video export with web services

exacqVision 8.8 improves cybersecurity by requiring admin users to create a new password on their first login. It also improves the video export process by allowing the camera dewarp settings to persist in the video export. MP4 and AVI (Linux) exports are now supported.

Auto select appropriate streams for multi-stream cameras

When selecting a multi-stream camera, the app now considers the image’s size and quality when selecting the correct stream. This will improve the app’s responsiveness when retrieving these video feeds.

Respect camera rotation when retrieving video

Previously, for cameras with a rotation set to 90 or 180 degrees, Exacq Mobile was displaying a smaller image which didn’t fully utilize the entire screen space. exacqVision 8.8 introduces a fix to this problem so the image takes advantage of the full screen size when retrieving a video feed.

Additional 3rd Party Camera Options
  • H.265 support for Illustra IP cameras
  • Integration with Samsung X-Series cameras and next gen Illustra Flex
  • Support for Hikvision ISAPI

EXACQVISION 8.6: A MORE EFFICIENT USER EXPERIENCE, A BETTER PROTECTED SYSTEM.

exacqVision 8.6 offers a host of new features that improve the user experience and overall system protection.

exacqVision’s search capabilities now let users leverage event information from intrusion and access control systems for a more comprehensive security picture. This release also makes it easier for organizations to tag and retain important video.

Every release provides an opportunity to provide more stringent protections against cyber-attacks, and 8.6 now offers complex passwords and system lockout criteria, making exacqVision a more hardened VMS than ever before. And, with a newly available free trial license of Enterprise System Manager, you can be sure your exacqVision system is running reliably at all times.

exacqVision 8.6 Feature Highlights:
  • More Efficient User Experience
    • Search video by intrusion and access events
    • Create a case from Live view
    • Client theme customization
  • Better Mobile Performance
    • View partitions and zones
    • Improved frame rendering, clear status and error info
  • Safer, Healthier System
    • Additional Cybersecurity measures
    • Free trial license of Enterprise System Manager now available
  • Expanded 3rd Party Camera Options
    • 265 support for Vivotek driver
    • HTTPS support for Dahua and HikVision

Feature Details:

More Efficient User Experience

Search video by intrusion and access events

You can now leverage event data from intrusion and access control systems to improve exacqVision search results and provide a comprehensive security picture.  Easily search an access control badge number to obtain video of all entry points a specific employee has accessed, all without the need to set up metadata alarm events.

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Create a case from Live view

Bookmarking and case management are very effective tools used to tag and retain important surveillance video and events.  Version 8.6 improves this powerful functionality by allowing you to create a case directly from Live view, which includes all cameras that are actively being monitored.  When exported, a collection of clips will be contained in chronological order from different cameras monitoring the viewing area.  Quickly creating cases directly from live view, without needing to do a full video search, saves significant time when generating critical video evidence.  The streamlined bookmarking capabilities will have an immediate impact on security efficiency.

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Client theme customization

You can now completely customize the exacqVision client UI;  from custom icons to colors and gradients, you can tailor exacqVision to fit your security deployment needs.

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Better Mobile Performance

View partitions and zones

Exacq Mobile app users can now view all partitions and zones – along with the status of each zone – from one screen. Simply touch a specific partition or zone on your device, and you can view video and arm, disarm, or bypass alarms for that area. This is true video management on the go!

Improved frame rendering, clear status and error info

Frame sharing when duplicate streams are selected, and improved frame rendering all greatly enhance the Exacq Mobile performance. Additionally, the mobile interface now displays errors and status information to give you the clear information you need to better manage security on the go.

 

Safer, Healthier System

Additional Cybersecurity measures

exacqVision 8.6 introduces additional cybersecurity measures including: support for complex passwords, and user lockout after a specified number of failed login attempts. These enhancements all help to make exacqVision a more secure VMS.

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Free trial license of Enterprise System Manager now available

Enterprise System Manager is a centralized health monitoring and software updating system available on a PC or mobile device. ESM allows users to:

  • Maximize uptime of exacqVision recordersexacqVisonESM
  • Access health instantly from anywhere
  • Increase reliability with automatic failover
  • Create highly flexible e-mail notifications
  • Reduce software maintenance time
  • Monitor camera health

 

The latest release of ESM allows users to search and filter servers and events using keywords, server names, and date ranges, making it to monitor server activity over a specific period of time.

Customers can now evaluate Enterprise System Manager (ESM) using a free trial license. The trial license expires after 45 days, but it can be extended with approval from sales.

Click here to download your free trial.

Expanded 3rd Party Camera Options
  • Supports H.265 streaming and configuration for all non-legacy Vivotek camera models.
  • HTTPS support for Dahua and HikVision

Learn more about the exacqVision VMS portfolio and our entire line of IP & Hybrid NVRs.

exacqVision 8.4 adds features to address cybersecurity and user experience

exacqVision 8.4 adds critical cybersecurity features demanded by IT departments, while improving the operator experience. The VMS supports HTTPS to encrypt the communication between supported cameras and the NVR, and users can now easily configure security certificates used by exacqVision Web Services for HTTPS communication.

Focused on enhancing usability, exacqVision 8.4 boasts a low contrast GUI designed to address the link between interface ergonomics and operator fatigue. Combined with other features such as two-way audio with Exacq Mobile, PTZ support for Suspect Tracking and more, this release raises the bar for system protection, video performance and intuitive user experience.

Software Downloads

exacqVision 8.4 Highlights:

  • exacqVision
    • HTTPS support from Camera to NVR
    • High Contrast and Customizable GUI
    • Event Duration Rules
    • Enhanced Suspect Tracking with Jump to PTZ Presets
  • Web Client and ExacqMobile
    • Integrated HTTPS configuration with Web Services
    • Exacq Mobile Microphone Support
  • Enterprise System Manager 4.8
    • exacqVision Client Launch with ESM
  • Integrations
    • Integration with Bentel Absoluta and Bosch intrusion products
    • Camera and ONVIF integrations

exacqVision Enhancements

HTTPS support from Camera to NVR

HTTPS can now be used to encrypt the communication and information exchanged between exacqVision NVRs and supported cameras (it’s important to note that the video itself is not encrypted using HTTPS). Illustra and Axis camera models are supported at this time.

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Low Contrast and Customizable GUI

A new low contrast GUI option helps decreases operator fatigue and improves attention to detail in darkened environments. You can create your own GUI theme with easy to edit XML and easily switch between them.

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Event Duration Rules

exacqVision now offers additional flexibility when configuring events.  You can configure email notifications to send when events start, end or both.

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Enhanced Suspect Tracking – Jump to PTZ Preset
Suspect Tracking links can now be configured to jump to specific PTZ camera presets, enabling faster tracking of suspects through an entire scene.

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Web Client and ExacqMobile

Integrated HTTPS configuration with exacqVision Web Services

HTTPS is now easier to deploy on the exacqVision Web Service. Within the configuration page, a free, signed security certificate can be generated and applied to the server. Once deployed, all communication between web browsers and the ExacqMobile app is encrypted when using HTTPS.

  • Fully configured from GUI
  • Free signed certificate issued by Let’s Encrypt
  • Obtained, configured and renewed automatically
  • Can also specify your own certificateIMAGE

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ExacqMobile Microphone Support

ExacqMobile now supports the use of the microphones built into phones & tablets, allowing security operators a more flexible way to interact with the security environment.

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Enterprise System Manager (ESM) 4.8

exacqVision Client Launch from ESM

Now, you can launch an exacqVision Client directly from the ESM interface for the quick configuration of server settings.

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Integrations with Bentel Absoluta and Bosch B-Series & G-Series intrusion panels

exacqVision now supports Bentel Absoluta and Bosch B-Series & G-Series intrusion panels, with complete control from the exacqVision interface.  Monitor door access, lock or unlock doors, and arm or disarm alarm systems all from exacqVision and Exacq Mobile.

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Camera Integrations

With this release, exacqVision adds more than 100 new camera models bringing the total number to more than 3,100 cameras. We’ve added models from Illustra, Axis, Panasonic, Arecont, Samsung, Vivotek, ACTi, Pelco.

Illustra Flex 2MP PTZ

Illustra Flex

Illustra Pro 12MP Fisheye
Illustra Fisheye

Additional ONVIF Integrations

  • Support for multi-channel encoders that consume 1 license per 4 channels using the ONVIF plugin.
  • Integrations with new camera models from:
    • ViewZ
    • GeoVision
    • FLIR
    • Advanced Technology Video
    • HDPro
    • Siqura Surveillance

 Visit our IP Camera database to check for support and integration details.

Learn more about the exacqVision VMS portfolio and our entire line of IP & Hybrid NVRs.

exacqVision 8.2 Improves Mobile Experience, Searching, and Incident Response

exacqVision 8.2 offers new features that make the VMS even more powerful and intuitive. Whether you have a small, stand-alone installation (exacqVision Start), a large, corporate environment (exacqVision Professional), or a multi-national enterprise (exacqVision Enterprise), our VMS portfolio is scalable and easy to quote, configure & service.

The latest release offers a better mobile experience, faster searches and improved incident management and response.

Software Downloads


exacqVision 8.2 Highlights:


 Exacq Mobile Enhancements

  • Supports audio playback of live audio streams

 audio playback

  • Supports Inactivity Timeout
    • Configured per-device
    • Default value set globally on webservice configuration
    • Conserves bandwidth
  • Supports Door Monitoring
    • When integrated with Kantech EntraPass access control systems, Exacq Mobile now displays a list of doors with the ability to view associated cameras, control door operations, and jump to live video


Custom System, Camera and User Attributes

Custom System, Camera and User AttributesexacqVision now allows you to define custom fields for servers, cameras and users to better manage your surveillance environment.

For example, define address, asset tag or department info for servers and then display these values in the Systems page.   Or define location and asset tag information for cameras and display/export in the camera list.

Use these attributes to display, sort and filter:

  • System Information page
  • Camera recording page
  • Systems page
  • Right-click on video panels
  • Hover text on users


Email Video Preview

Configurable clip duration for emailed video improves response to incidents and protects personnel responding to alarms. Extend the video to ensure the preview shows the triggering event by specifying the pre-event and max number of seconds for a video preview clip -up up to 10MB.

Email Video Preview


Refined Search Date/Time Entry

One of the most frequently used interface controls in exacqVision is the Search criteria input, and we have refined exacqVision to accept a broader range of keystrokes to enter date and time information and to provide clear feedback when the entered text is invalid.

  • Typing or selecting the start date/time now moves the end date/time
  • Entering an end time before a start time is now highlighted in red
  • Arrow, comma, period, slash, colon, dash all move to next field


Enhanced File Manager & Burn Dialog

 Actions correlated to burning to disc are much more streamlined.

Enhanced File Manager & Burn Dialog


New Camera Integrations

  • Ip CamerasOver 90 new camera models
    • Illustra Essentials
    • Axis
    • Arecont Vision
    • Hikvision
    • Samsung
    • Vivotek
    • ACTi
    • Sony
    • Ganz
    • RivaFlex
    • Inaxsys
    • Hunt
    • Flir
    • ICRealtime
    • Siqura
    • Innotech
    • Brickcom
    • Milesight
    • HDPro
    • Oncam
    • Geovision
  • Over 400 new test records
  • Over 3,000 camera models total

For a complete list, visit our IP Camera page.


New ONVIF Integrations

  • Motion and input trigger support for Brickcom, HDPro, Flir, Milesight
  • Innotech Eclipse support
  • OnCam – updated dewarp libraries
  • GeoVision – updated dewarp libraries including Windows x64


Enterprise System Manager Enhancements:

  • Maintenance Mode allows you to set servers to “not monitored” and silence “noisy” servers during maintenance
  • Aggregates server and camera events to reduce server load, database size and simplify administrative monitoring.

The latest versions of exacqVision client and server software can easily be copied over existing versions while retaining all user settings. The latest versions are available through “Check for Updates” in 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.

exacqVision 8.2
 is available for download here.
Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try 

Learn more about the exacqVision VMS portfolio and our entire line of IP & Hybrid NVRs.

Introducing the New exacqVision M-Series All-in-One Recorder

The new exacqVision M-Series with camera power management (CPM) is the easiest IP video recorder to quote, install and service. This recorder adds to the existing LC-Series PoE recorder and includes exacqVision VMS software, server, and integrated PoE and PoE+ camera power ports.

exacqVision M-Series
Features:

  • Easy to Install – No external switch required with 4 or 8 PoE camera ports
  • Reduces installation time – Simply plug in cameras and start recording with exacqVision EasyConnect
  • Automatically configures IP cameras for motion-based recording
  • Saves maintenance trips by remotely power cycling individual PoE cameras
  • Pre-licensed for out of the box deployment – Includes 8 exacqVision Start licenses
  • Stores up to 2TB of video

The M-Series PoE recorder comes with three years of unlimited software updates and hardware warranty.

New Exacq On-Demand License Creation

The updated Exacq license key generator allows exacqVision dealers to automatically license systems being monitored by exacqCloud any time.

 exacqVision dealers have exclusive access to exacqCloud, a real-time, web-based health monitoring service to generate more profitable recurring revenue, at no costSign up now and create your first instance and attach your first server.

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With exacqCloud and the new on-demand license key generator, you can:

  • Immediately license any recorder that is being monitored by exacqCloud
  • Simply press the new ‘generate temporary license’ button to quote camera licenses
  • Automatically pushes a 30-day temporary license key within 2 minutes. Upon purchase of quoted license, automatically pushes the permanent license key.
  • Save time and money with no required return visit to apply the permanent license

exacqCloud Introduces New Camera Inspection Available to Dealers at No Cost

New remote camera inspection service available in exacqCloud. For a limited time, you can utilize the new remote camera inspection feature within exacqCloud at no cost! Sign up today!
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  • Visually compare live camera views to reference images for all cameras on the system remotely
  • Save time by identifying and denoting cameras that need adjusting before going on site
  • Easily document notes regarding the camera view and see the historical data
  • Simplify on-site camera services by generating camera assessment reports

To implement this feature, refer to our Knowledge Base article or contact exacqcloud@tycoint.com to set up your web service.

exacqCloud is exclusively available to exacqVision dealers. There is no cost to use exacqCloud; get started now.