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EasyConnect and VideoPush Highlight the exacqVision 6.4 Release

The new EasyConnect feature found in exacqVision 6.4 provides the power of IP cameras with the simplicity of analog. With EasyConnect, IP cameras are not only discovered through the exacqVision client, they can also be assigned IP addresses and then automatically connected to a recorder—all from the same place. exacqVision 6.4 also includes the new VideoPush expanded video wall feature which allows user to push cameras, layouts, tours, groups and even views to other client users or public view monitors (PVMs) with a simple drag-and-drop control. Other highlights of the latest release include multi-location archiving, live view export, case management export and over 130 new IP camera integrations. In addition to updating exacqVision, we’ve improved the exacqVision web browser client and Exacq Mobile app, and updated Enterprise System Manger (ESM). We are also pleased to announce the availability of our new E-Series Encoders.

exacqVision 6.0 logo

exacqVision 6.4 is available for download at https:exacq.com/download

Other new items in this release:

Watch the exacqVision 6.4 Overview Video


EasyConnectEasyConnect

The power of IP cameras with the simplicity of analog.

EasyConnectThe new EasyConnect feature allows users to find, assign and address certain IP cameras to their network automatically. The exacqVision client scans the network to find new IP cameras and, with a few clicks, the selected cameras are assigned IP addresses and connected to a server.  This feature saves time and greatly simplifies the process of adding IP cameras to a modern day, network-based video surveillance solution.

  • Eliminates need to use additional utilities
  • Reduces camera configuration time and effort
  • Makes connecting IP video cameras as easy as analog

EasyConnect supports IP cameras from multiple camera manufacturers with plans to expand compatibility to most or all of the leading brands. The initial launch includes support for Illustra and Illustra Flex cameras from American Dynamics, as well as support for IP cameras from Axis Communications and Arecont Vision. EasyConnect also works with the new E-Series line of encoders from Exacq Technologies.

EasyConnect Devices

 Watch our EasyConnect video to learn more.

EasyConnect from Exacq makes connecting to IP cameras as easy as analog.
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VideoPushVideoPush

More than just a video wall, VideoPush gives exacqVision Enterprise users the ability to instantly push selected cameras, layouts, tours, groups or entire views to another exacqVision client monitor, such as a public view monitor (PVM) or a video wall. Ideal for retail applications, VideoPush adds the opportunity for collaborative viewing of video between multiple locations and users. For example, when users identify a suspicious event occurring in one of their stores, the video can immediately be pushed directly to a video wall or to another exacqVision user’s monitor for immediate review of the situation to take the appropriate action.VideoPush Illustration

 

VideoPush is available in the exacqVision Enterprise VMS at no extra cost, with no limitation on the number of public view monitors or video wall connections.

Watch our VideoPush video to learn more.


Multi-Location Archiving

With exacqVision 6.4 advanced archiving, you can now archive video to multiple locations, such as the exacqVision S-Series storage servers or any CIFS network share. In addition, you can base your archive on camera, event type, or by setting up an archive schedule.Archive


Live View Image Export

With exacqVision 6.4 you can now export an image without having to leave the live view screen of the exacqVision client. Simply right-click and choose the “Save Image As..” option.

Export Live Page


Case Management Export

Now all bookmarks in a case can be exported in one easy step, eliminating the work of exporting individual bookmarks. If exporting to an exacqPlayer .EXE file, bookmarks are individually indexed. If exporting to .AVI or .MOP formats, individual video files are created for each bookmarked video stream. bookmark export


New IP Camera Support

We’ve added support for over 130 new IP cameras models in the exacqVision 6.4 release and updated over 300 new test records, bringing the total number of supported IP cameras to nearly 2100!

IP Cameras

EasyConnect

EasyConnect support has been added to the Illustra, Axis, and Arecont Vision lines of IP cameras.

New native driver support and updates for the following camera manufacturers included in this release: New Cameras


ONVIF Integrations ONVIF Integrations


Client-Based Panoramic Dewarping

exacqVision 6.4 supports client-based dewarping of panoramic cameras. Camera-based dewarping provides the same view for all users and is resource intensive, recording multiple and possibly redundant video streams. Client-based dewarping gives every user independent PTZ control. Client-based panoramic dewarping is much more resource efficient, recording only one stream of video. Client-based panoramic dewarping is available on PC, web, and mobile clients. Currently, exacqVision 6.4 client-based dewarping is supported by these technology partners: Client-based dewarping partners


Improved Web & Mobile Clients

SpeedSearch is now available on the web client with exacqVision 6.4, providing an ideal interface for scrubbing through video over lower bandwidth connects. SpeedSearch Exacq Mobile version 3.8 now supports easier live monitoring, allowing you to set-up a tour of views. In addition, camera selection now supports long-press to clear and select new cameras, with better visual indication of selected cameras. Exacq Mobile


ESM Version 2.8

ESM 2.8 now supports mapping of active directory (AD/LDAP) groups to ESM server groups. Organizing ESM servers is now easier with nested ESM server groups, allowing you to define parent-child relationships. Users can only see servers in their group or child groups.

ESM Server Groups


E-SeriesE-Series Encoders

We are excited to announce the launch of our new E-Series Encoders. The E-Series Encoders are available in 1 and 4 channel models and are fully integrated with exacqVision, providing users with audio, PTZ control, alarm I/O and motion detection. Only 1 camera license is required per device. The E-Series Encoders will be available to order at the end of the month. E-Series


Download and Installation

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 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. Download exacqVision Software here: http://exacq.com/downloads Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try
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exacqVision 5.4 Release Now Available

The latest version of the exacqVision Video Management System (VMS), Version 5.4 is now available.Version 5.4 is part of the exacqVision quarterly software release schedule and is available to all users with an up-to-date Software Subscription Agreement (SSA) at no charge. Version 5.4 makes significant additions and improvements to the exacqVision VMS with the addition of significant IP camera models and IP camera functionality, our first phase of video archiving, simplified software updates, a new web service and more.

exacqVision 5.4

exacqVision 5.4 is available for download at https:exacq.com/download

New exacqVision 5.4 features include:


exacqVision 5.4 Feature Overview Video


exacqVision Archiving – Phase 1 (Seamless Archive Drive Search)
exacqVision
 5.4 introduces the first of three phases to archiving. With this phase, the search feature of exacqVision retrieves video from both the local video server and a separate Search Archive drive seamlessly, with the results displayed as if all of the video was originating from the same server.  Video is archived to the Search Archive drive using Windows backup or Linux batch file protocols.

exacqVision Archive Map


New Direct Driver Support for Samsung IP Cameras
Samsung has quickly become one of the largest IP camera manufacturers in the industry. With the newly developed native driver, exacqVision now supports nearly 90% of Samsung’s IP camera/encoder product offerings.
Samsung Camera and Logo
Supported Samsung Model Series:

  • 1000 Series: 1001, 1011, 1080
  • 3000 Series: SN* -3000, 3002, 3080, 3082
  • 3371 / 3302 Series
  • 5000 Series: SN* -5000, 5010, 5011, 5061, 5080
  • 5200 Series
  • 6200 Series
  • 7000 Series: SN*-7000, 7001, 7002, 7061, 7080 7082
  • 3100 SN series, SPE Series encoders (supported via ONVIF Profile S)


Nearly 200 New IP Cameras Added and/or Tested
The latest version of the exacqVision VMS includes new IP camera compatibility with nearly 200 different camera models from major manufacturers.

DIRECT DRIVER SUPPORT: In addition to adding entirely new direct drivers for Samsung in the latest version of exacqVision we have also added new camera models for a number of our partners:

IP Cameras supported with driver

ONVIF PROFILE S SUPPORT: ONVIF Profile S is now supported by exacqVision, paving the way for faster, more complete ONVIF integration. Camera testing based on ONVIF Profile S and existing direct drivers has been conducted or started for the following manufacturers:

ONVIF Supported IP Cameras


Enhanced Client Control for Fisheye/Panoramic IP Cameras
Support for specialized 360 degree fisheye/panoramic cameras and lenses from partners like Vivotek and ImmerVision have been enhanced to include more direct control of the various viewing styles directly from the exacqVision client.  Users can now choose different modes to view panoramic, panamorphic, and fisheye cameras. The new Fisheye menu includes the following options:

  • Disable – turns off the seleced Fisheye mode
  • Dewarp – flattens the image so that you can move around within the image
  • Panorama – spreads the entire image out into a single view
  • Dual View – flattens the image into two sections viewable from the same video panel
Dewarp, Panorama, and Dual View
These de-warping features are also available during playback from the client and in exported video clips using the exacqVision Media Player.

De-warping in exacqVision Player


Support for New Axis M3007 Panoramic Camera
exacqVision
5.4 adds support for the new Axis M3007 camera. The M3007 is a panoramic camera that also provides multiple video streams. Both of these features are supported with version 5.4 and can be viewed and controlled from the exacqVision client software resulting in several unique panoramic views being available from a single camera.

Axis Panoramic Camera Views


Simplified and Automated Software Updates
Automated and remote updating of your exacqVision software is a centralized, time-saving way of making sure you have the latest software on your systems.

REMOTE SERVER UPDATES (available with any server running exacqVision) – With version 5.4, you can now update the server software on a system remotely. With internet access enabled, exacqVision will check for available server software updates from exacq.com and will download the newest update based on your SSA end date.  If the server does not have internet access, the update can be downloaded and installed on a network drive with a specified location for the server to perform the update. Once configured, the system will display the status of the update during installation and provide an audit log.
exacqVision Remote UpdatesAUTOMATED MULTI-SERVER UPDATES (available with exacqVision Enterprise and EHM option) – The exacqVision Enterprise Health Manager (EHM) now supports automated scheduled updates of multiple servers. Closed system updates can be accomplished by downloading the update and installing it on a network accessible drive. A valid SSA and Enterprise license is required.

exacqVision Enterprise Health Manager Updates


New Camera Configuration Page
exacqVision
5.4 offers a completely redesigned camera page on the Camera Recording and Enterprise Cameras pages. With this new design, subsets of cameras can be selected using filters on the left side of the screen. Selected cameras can then be configured all at once rather than individually. This should greatly speed up the camera setup process for large installations.

Camera Configuration PageCamera Configuration Details


Latest exacqVision Web Service / Thin Client for Browsers
Coinciding with the release of exacqVision 5.4 is the release of Version 2.8 of the exacqVision Web Service. The web service allows you to access your servers using an internet web browser on a computer or smart phone. The latest version has been updated to more closely match the client software. Search time boxes and control buttons have been added and video metadata is displayed. To see a live demo of the exacqVision thin client, click here and choose the “Advanced” option.
exacqVision Web Service


Recent Releases
With this release we continue to make rapid progress with exacqVision, and incremental releases hit quarterly with new features and functionality. The full release history of exacqVision VMS is here:
exacqVision Release History

Download and Installation
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 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.

Download exacqVision Software here: http://exacq.com/downloads

Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try

exacqVision Version 5.2 Released

exacqVision 5.2, the latest software release for the exacqVision Video Management System (VMS) is now available. The latest version updates exacqVision Start, Pro, Enterprise and Edge. It’s compatible with all exacqVision servers (hybrid, IP and COTS) and incorporates new features, third-party integration and improvements. Exacq continues to deliver quarterly software updates and hardware offerings for the exacqVisionVMS.

exacqVision 5.2 is available for download here: http://exacq.com/download

exacqVision 5.2

New exacqVision 5.2 features include:

  • Hardware Monitoring
    • Monitors motherboard of an exacqVision factory server
    • Use with Event Linking to send email/text alerts
  • Expanded Multistreaming capability
    • Multistream support added for Pelco, Hikvision, Interlogix
  • exacqVision Edge adds support for new ISD cameras
  • Integration of video analytics through exacqVision Event Linking
  • New IP Camera Integration
    • UDP, Riva, ACTi and Interlogix
  • Simplified Video Configuration
    • Easier configuration for Views, Tours, Maps and Groups
  • Video Export Improvements

Hardware Monitoring

Protect your investment. Always know the status of your exacqVision factory servers with the new Hardware Monitoring feature available with exacqVision 5.2. Track the voltage, temperature and fan speed of your motherboard. In the event that any of the measurement values is outside the minimum or maximum range, an ALARM indicator is displayed and can be sent as a notification via email or text message using the exacqVision Event Linking feature.

Hardware Monitoring


Expanded Multistreaming Capabilities

Version 5.2 adds multi-streaming support for Pelco Sarix, Hikvision and Interlogix cameras.

The multistreaming feature (introduced with exacqVision 5) allows the ability to set multiple, independent video streams from the IP camera. Each stream can be set at different frame rates, resolution and quality level, ideal if you require remote viewing over a limited-bandwidth connection, but want to retain the highest resolution for recording and local viewing. Up to four streams per camera can be selected, depending on the IP camera model.

Other supported IP cameras for multistreaming include those from Axis, Arecont Vision, Panasonic and ACTi. Multistreaming is supported in exacqVision Pro, Enterprise, and Edge.

multi-streaming support


exacqVision Edge Support for ISD Cameras

We have partnered with Innovative Security Designs (ISD) to bring the exacqVision Edge VMS server directly onto ISD cameras. ISD’s unique IP/analog cameras support the SDXC format with up to 128 GB of on-camera storage to create a powerful single camera solution or a vital component of a distributed solution.

Innovative Security Designs


Integration of video analytics through exacqVision Event Linking

Most UDP cameras include on-board video analytics. These events can now be linked directly to exacqVision via the Event Linking feature. Use powerful video analytics to trigger alarms, record video or audio, automatically export clips or send notifications via email or text message.

UDP video analytics


New IP Camera Integration

RIVARIVA

Support has been added for RIVA’s RC100HD, RC1202HD, RC2102HD, RC3102HD, RC3502HD, RC6602HD, RC3302HD, RC3702HD, RC4202HD,
RC4602HD high definition IP cameras. Many of these cameras also support
onboard video analytics.

Interlogixinterlogix

Increased support of the Interlogix line of IP cameras. Many of these models
feature multistreaming capability that is also supported with exacqVision 5.2.

ACTiACTi

Increased support of our direct ACTi camera driver to include the new E11, E12,
and E13 E Series cube and the E31 bullet cameras along with E51, E52, and
D51 D Series domes.

UDPUDP

Added support for UDP’s newest IPN100HD, IPN1202HD, IPN2102HD, IPN3102HD, IPN3502HD, IPN6602HD, IPX3302HD, IPX3702HD, IPX4202HD,
IPX4602HD high definition cameras. Many of these cameras feature video
analytics that run directly on the camera.This functionality is also supported by exacqVision 5.2.


Simplified Video Configuration

We’ve made it easier to create and edit Views, Tours, Maps and Groups by putting them all in the configuration page and creating an easy-to-use, common editing page.

Video Configuration VMS Page

Video Export Improvements

Now you can know exactly how large an export file is before you send it. This may help you decide on a particular type of media (e.g. flash drive or DVD) or whether or not to send it electronically.

Video Export


Recent Releases
With this release we continue to make rapid progress with exacqVision, and incremental releases hit quarterly with new features and functionality. The full release history of exacqVision VMS is here:
exacqVision Release History

Download and Installation
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 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.

Download exacqVision Software here: http://exacq.com/downloads

Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try

exacqVision Version 5.0 Released

exacqVision Version 5.0 exacqVision 5, the latest software release for the exacqVision Video Management System is now available. This latest version updates exacqVision Start, Pro, Enterprise, and Edge; is compatible with all exacqVision servers (hybrid, IP and COTS). exacqVision 5 incorporates new features, third-party integration and improvements, continuing the delivery of regular quarterly software updates.

exacqVision 5 is available for download here:
http://exacq.com/download

Key exacqVision 5 features include:

  • Multistreaming Support for IP Cameras
    • Up to 4 or 8 streams/camera
    • All streams available for both recording and live viewing
    • No additional licensing required
  • Vastly Faster Client Performance
    • Up to 6x display speed increase
    • More fluid, smooth video display
  • Faster and Easier Search
    • 2x search download speed improvement
  • New Auto Export
    • Automated backups to user-selected storage
  • New IP Camera and Encoder Integration
  • New Video Analytics Integration
  • New PSIM Integration
  • New Version-level Upgrade Promotion

Multistreaming Support for IP Cameras
The new Multistreaming feature of exacqVision 5 allows the ability to set multiple, independent video streams from the IP camera. Each stream can be set at different frame rates, resolution and quality level, ideal if you require remote viewing over a limited-bandwidth connection, but want to retain the highest resolution for recording and local viewing. Up to four streams per camera can be selected, depending on the IP camera model. In addition, up to eight ‘Region of Interest’ streams can be setup on select Arecont Vision cameras, allowing for true cropping of individual, independent streams, and a full realization of the benefits of multi-megapixel cameras.

With exacqVision Multistreaming, all streams can be recorded, viewed live, saved to views, exported, and available in search and playback. All streams can be individually configured for recording schedules, storage rules and more. No additional licensing is required; the standard exacqVision camera license enables up to four video streams, and up to eight Region of Interest streams are available on Arecont Vision cameras. Supported IP cameras for multistreaming in Version 5 include Axis, Arecont Vision, Panasonic and ACTi, with more coming. Over 240 IP camera models are supported in multistreaming in this release, with more coming. Multistreaming is supported in exacqVision Pro, Enterprise, and Edge

The exacqVision configuration calculator has been updated to include multi-streaming.

exacqVision Configuration Calculator

exacqVision Pro, Enterprise, Edge


Vastly Faster Client Performance with Multi-Threading
The exacqVision 5client display speed has been vastly improved due to multi-threading and hyper-threading enhancements, taking advantage of multiple processor cores commonly found on most computers available today. Significantly smoother, more fluid video displays and screen redraw speeds of up to 6x are now available. This performance increase is independent of the operating system used on the client, whether it be Windows, Linux or OSX.


Faster and Easier Search
In addition to client display speed improvements, Search Download speed has been improved by 200%, resulting in noticile faster searched video downloads. Additionally, searching for specific cameras with the exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard and other compatible USB joysticks has been enhanced for more intuitive use, and the PTZ interface has been streamlined into a single window for easier use and navigation to presets.


Auto Export
The new Auto Export feature, a revamp of the former exacqRecall function, now enables automated time-based backup of user-selected cameras to user-selected storage. Date, time and other file name-based variables are appended to each export.

exacqVision 5.0 Auto Export


New Camera and Encoder Integration

interlogixinterlogix
Support has been added for the interlogix TruVision Open Standards box and dome series cameras (from standard VGA resolution to 5 megapixels) via the Onvif plug-in.

VivotekVivotek
Support added for Vivotek VS8401, VS8801 and VS8102 encoders.

SamsungSamsung
Support added for the Samsung SNB-5001, SND-5011, SND-5061, SNB-7001, SND-7011 and SND-7061 cameras via the Onvif plug-in.

ACTiACTi
Support added for the KCM-7911 hemispheric camera

AxisAxis
IP Camera support and exacqVision Edge support added for the M1013 and M1014 cameras.

JVCJVC
Onvif plug-in support added for a number of new JVC IP cameras including T16U, T216U, T216VPRU, H37U, H137U, H237U and H237VPU models.

MessoaMessoa
New Onvif plug-in support for Messoa models NDF820, NCR870, NDF821, NDF831, NDR891, NCB855PRO and NCR875PRO .

GrundigGrundig
Support added for GCI-C0735P, K0779P, K0589T, G0509B, H0503B, and K1526T models via the Onvif plug-in.


New Video Analytics Integration

Sony DEPASony DEPA Video Analytics
Event linking integration for Sony’s DEPA (Distributed Enhanced Processing Architecture) Advanced video analytics supported by a number of Sony IP cameras has been added to exacqVision. Camera models include CH140, CH180, CH240, DH140, DH180, DH240, EX101, EX104, EX154, RH124, RH164, RS46, RS84 and RS86.

More information on Sony’s DEPA Advanced technology can be found here.

intuVisionintuVision Video Analytics Integration
Integration has been completed with the intuVision Panoptes Video Analytics software, and supports routines such as Line Cross, Loitering, Objects Taken/Objects Left Behind, and People Counting.

AcicAcic Video Analytics Integration
Integration has been completed with Acic Video Analytics, and supports analytic events such as people entering a zone, crossing a line, vehicle counting and traffic incident). Enriched video streams can also be received in real time, containing advanced motion detection, object position and track, counting and classification statistics. A video showing the integration with exacqVision is here.


New PSIM Integration

HoneywellHoneywell MAXPRO PSIM Integration
Integration has been added for the Honeywell MAXPRO PSIM.


New Version-level Upgrade Promotion
All exacqVision users with a current SSA (Software Subscription) can download Version 5.0 at no charge. For users who wish to upgrade but are outside of a current SSA, we are offering an upgrade promotion: a fixed price of US MSRP $250/server, regardless of the number of cameras, will get you current with Version 5.0. This promotion runs through December 14, 2012.

The part number for the Version 5 Upgrade Promotion is EV5-UPDATE-PROMO and is available through all authorized exacqVision resellers and distributors.


Recent Releases
With this release we continue to make rapid progress with exacqVision, and incremental releases hit quarterly with new features and functionality. The full release history of exacqVision VMS is here:
exacqVision Release History

Download and Installation
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 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.

Download exacqVision Software here: http://exacq.com/downloads

Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try

Exacq at ASIS 2012

Exacq at ASIS International 2012ASIS International 2012 just wrapped up in Philadelphia. It was a very good tradeshow for us. Although show attendance was perceived to be down by some accounts, the Exacq booth was very busy the entire show.

exacqVision 5In our booth at ASIS 2012 was the first showing of exacqVision 5, the latest version of our exacqVision Video Management Software, which will be released September 17. One of the key features in Version 5 is Multistreaming support. Multistreaming allows the ability to set multiple, independent video streams from the IP camera. Each stream can be set at different frame rates, resolution and quality level, ideal if you require remote viewing over a limited-bandwidth connection, but want to retain the highest resolution for recording and local viewing. Up to four streams per camera can be selected, depending on the IP camera model.  In addition, up to eight ‘Region of Interest’ streams can be setup on select Arecont Vision cameras, allowing for true cropping of individual, independent streams, and a full realization of the benefits of multi-megapixel cameras.

With exacqVision Multistreaming, all streams can be recorded, viewed live, saved to views, exported, and available in search and playback. No additional licensing is required; the standard exacqVision camera license enables up to four video streams, and up to eight Region of Interest streams are available on Arecont Vision cameras. Supported IP cameras for multistreaming in Version 5 include Axis, Arecont Vision, Panasonic and ACTi, with more coming. Over 240 IP camera models will be supported in multistreaming in this release, with more coming. Multistreaming is supported in exacqVision Pro, Enterprise, and Edge.

exacqVision 5 multistreaming
Multistreaming in exacqVision Version 5. The “child” streams appear in the camera tree under the “parent” stream.

Other features in Version 5 shown included a vastly faster exacqVision client, with full processor multithreading support, providing a smoothness and fluidity of video display that is up to 6x faster than previous clients. Search speed is also improved, providing a 2x speed improvement in downloading searched video. A new Auto Export feature allows for automated backups to user-selected storage.

exacqVision Edge, the full VMS running on an IP camera, was in full force at this years show. In addition to supporting Axis IP cameras, two new IP camera Edge platforms were added in Version 5: IQeye and ISD.

exacqVision Edge running on ISD IP camera   exacqVision Edge running on IQeye camera
exacqVision Edge running on ISD and IQeye cameras at the show

Axis was showing exacqVision Edge in their booth, and is featured in this video:

exacqVision 5 will be released Monday, September 17, 2012. A new version-level upgrade promotion is available as well.

exacqVision was featured in many booths around the show floor, including Samsung, Panasonic, Anixter, Bosch, Axis, Winncom, CNB, NVT, IQeye, IDenticard, and Tyco Integrated Security, among others.

We appreciate everyone that stopped by our booth. Some pictures from the show are below, and the full picture library from ASIS 2012 is here.

ASIS 2012

ASIS 2012

ASIS 2012

exacqVision Version 4.11 Released

exacqVision Version 4.11Version 4.11 of the exacqVision Video Management Software is now available. This latest version updates exacqVision Start, Pro, Enterprise, and Edge, and is compatible with all exacqVisionservers (hybrid, IP and COTS servers). It incorporates new features, enhancements and improvements, continuing the delivery of regular software updates.

Version 4.11 is available for download here:
http://exacq.com/downloads

Key features include the following:

  • Enhanced Visual Appearance
  •    16:9 viewing panes
  •    Updated icons
  •    Faster Client Display
  • Enhanced Search & Archiving
  •    exacqReplay for Views
  •    Search current viewing layout
  •    New Quick Export feature
  • Time as Trigger Event Linking Feature
  •    Switch Video Wall Displays on Time
  •    Move PTZ Presets on Time
  •    Record, Output, Export and Archive, and more, based on time
  • New UDP IP Camera Native Plugin
  • exacqVision Edge support for IQinVision Cameras
  • CitySync LPR/ANPR integration
  • IP Camera Integration updates from ACTi, Axis, Hikvision, Samsung, Vivotek
  • New ONVIF IP Camera Integration with DVTel, Truen
  • Enhancements to exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard software

Here are some of the features in detail:



Enhanced Visual Appearance – 16:9 Viewing Panes

Version 4.11 adds full support throughout for true 16:9 viewing panes in live view, search and playback, thumbnail search, exporting and playback through the Media Player, and through exacqReplay.

There can be any mixture of 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio cameras. The live view pane size defaults to the most prevalent number of either 4:3 or 16:9 cameras.

exacqVision 16:9 view 1
Live View, 2×2, with 16:9 IP cameras

thumbnail view - 66:9 panels
Thumbnail Search with 16:9 cameras

exacqReplay 16:9 view
exacqReplay with 16:9 cameras

exacqVision Start, Pro, Enterprise, Edge


Enhanced Visual Appearance – Updated Icons
Version 4.11 introduces refreshed icons throughout the program, designed to be more functionally intuitive as well as aesthetically pleasing.

exacqVision 4.11 new GUI elements and icons

exacqVision Start, Pro, Enterprise, Edge


Enhanced Visual Appearance – Faster Client Display
Version 4.11 continues the client optimization by adding support for multithreading for faster client display.

exacqVision Start, Pro, Enterprise, Edge


Enhanced Search & Archiving – exacqReplay for Views
exacqReplay, the instant replay feature from the live view, can now replay an entire view.

exacqReplay - 16:9 multi camera view

exacqVision Start, Pro, Enterprise, Edge


Enhanced Search & Archiving – Search Current View
The right-click instant search now can search the current multi-camera view.

exacqVision Search on View

exacqVision Start, Pro, Enterprise, Edge


Enhanced Search & Archiving – New Quick Export Feature
A new Quick Export button has been added. Simply select cameras, start time, stop time and hit the Quick Export button. The single or multi-camera export will take place in the background, using another core of the client PC processor. The user can then immediately do additional searches, go back to live, or other functions, while the Quick Export is working in the background. Multiple Quick Exports can happen simultaneously, greatly aiding in the ability to easily and quickly export and archive important video incidents.

exacqVision Quick Export

exacqVision Quick Export progress bar

exacqVision Pro, Enterprise, Edge


New Time as Trigger Event Linking Feature
Time has been added as an Event Linking trigger.

exacqVision Time as Trigger

Functions include:

  • Video Wall– Switch Video Wall views at preset times, such as switching from interior cameras to parking lot cameras in a school at 3:00
  • Record Video and/or Audio– Record from key cameras during specific times
  • Output Trigger– Turn on lights, lock or unlock doors
  • Notify– Alert or remind key security and operations personal of important tasks
  • exacqRecall– archive cameras to DVD, external storage, cloud, etc.
  • PTZ Preset – Move cameras to specific views at targeted times

exacqVision Pro, Enterprise, Edge


exacqVision EdgeexacqVision Edge now on IQinVision Cameras
exacqVision Edge, the version of exacqVision VMS that runs on the camera without requiring an external server, now is available for IQinVision Cameras.  Supported camera models are  the IQeye 7 Series and the IQeye Sentinel Series.

exacqVision Edge


CitySyncCitySync LPR/ANPR Integration
Integration with the CitySync JetBase ANPR software has been added via the Serial-over-IP function in exacqVision. More information is available from the exacqVision-CitySync Integration Guide.

CitySync

exacqVision Pro, Enterprise


UDPUDP IP Camera Integration
Support has been added for the IPE line of UDP IP Cameras, with the IPN line to follow in the September 2012 release.

The IPE Series is a full line of H.264 network cameras, standard resolution and megapixel, indoor and outdoor, box, domes and PTZ. The full listing of model numbers is available on the UDP IPE Series webpage.

Support is also included for the built-in video analytics of the IPE line via the Serial-over-IP feature of exacqVision. Analytic routines in the cameras include intrusion detection, vehicle monitoring, abandoned-object detection, people counting, loitering detection, camera tampering, and failure detection.


Supported IP Camera Updates

ACTi
Support has been added for the ACTi TCM-1111 bullet camera, TCM-3111 fixed dome camera, TCM-4511 cube camera, and TCM-5111 box camera.

Axis
Support has been added for the Axis Q1602 and Q1604 network cameras. These two models also can run exacqVision Edge on the camera.

DVTelDVTel
Support has been added for DVTel Quasar Series network cameras via the exacqVision ONVIF plugin.

PanasonicPanasonic
Support has been added for the Panasonic SW172, SW175, SW314, and SW316 network cameras.

TruenTruen
Support has been added for the Truen network cameras via the exacqVision ONVIF plugin.

Vivotek
Support has been added for the Vivotek VS8102 encoder, and the FD8361, IP7361, IP8332, MD7560, IP7151, IP7139, FD8362, and PZ8111 network cameras.


ExacqVision Surveillance Keyboard Enhancements
Additional functionality has been added for the exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard, including expanded default mapping of buttons, new configuration page, third axis for variable search speed,, switch navigation tree, switch layouts, and more.

exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard


Recent Releases
With this release we continue to make rapid progress with exacqVision, and incremental releases hit quarterly with new features and functionality. The full release history of exacqVision VMS is here:
exacqVision Release History

Download and Installation
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 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.

Download exacqVision Software here: http://exacq.com/downloads

Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try

Exacq at ISC West 2012

Exacq at ISC West 2012ISC West 2012 just wrapped up in Las Vegas. It was a busy and successful show for us. Our new, larger booth enjoyed extremely heavy traffic throughout the three-day show; our products were on display in a number of third-party integration partner booths, and we previewed new products, including:

exacqVision Edge Our new exacqVision Edge product, a complete Enterprise VMS server running on an IP camera, was featured. Initially supporting Axis IP cameras with ARTPEC 3 & 4 processors, exacqVision Edge loads directly onto the IP camera. Edge provides complete exacqVision Enterprise functionality without the need for an external server. Edge cameras appear in the camera tree just like cameras from any other server, and can be mixed and matched with existing exacqVision servers. Ideal for add-on cameras to existing systems where additional servers are too costly or not practical, for wireless outdoor cameras where consistent network connectivity is an issue, for short-term or covert deployment where there is no network connectivity, and for installations requiring distributed storage for high reliability. Ease of deployment for integrators: install and configure exacqVision Edge at the shop, then simply ship the cameras to the site for mounting and POE connection to network.

ISC West 2012

exacqVision 4.9 – Our latest release, Version 4.9, includes extensive new Search and Playback features, including Thumbnail Search. Finding the desired video is faster and easier than ever, and thumbnail search is ideal for low-bandwidth remote connections. Other new features include significant client video display speed improvements, new enhancements to exacqVision Video Wall including switched Views on alarm, enhanced Maps with integrated Soft Triggers, server management enhancements with new S.M.A.R.T. monitoring capability, new Hikvision native IP camera support, new fisheye IP camera support from Vivotek and ACTi, new encoder support from Axis, and more.

exacqVision Surveillance Keybaordexacq Mobile 2.4 – The latest exacq Mobile release features significantly faster initialization and start times, true full-screen mode, easier add-camera functionality, and new support for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, in addition to Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android phones and tablets.

exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard – The new Surveillance Keyboard was shown, an ideal add-on to exacqVision systems. PTZ Joystick, 10 button numeric entry, 16 user defined buttons, left/right arrow wheel, and firmware custom-designed for exacqVision VMS.

Elsewhere on the show floor, exacqVision integration with IP cameras was featured in the Samsung booth, in the Bosch booth, in the IQinVision booth (running Edge), in the CNB booth, and in the StarDot booth. On the Access Control side, exacqVision integration with PremiSys Access Control system was featured in the IDenticard booth, and integration with S2 NetBox and S2 Pronto Access Control systems was featured in the S2 Security booth. Distribution partners Anixter and ADI were also highlighting exacqVision.

We certainly appreciate all of our integrators, distributors and end users who came by the booth. We’ll be back next year for ISC West 2013. Some pictures from the show are below. You can also view more pictures here.

ISC West 2012

ISC West 2012

ISC West 2012

exacqVision 4.9 Released

Version 4.9 of the exacqVision Video Management Software is now available. This latest version updates exacqVision Start, Pro and Enterprise, and is compatible with all exacqVision servers (hybrid, IP and COTS servers). It incorporates new features, enhancements and improvements, continuing the delivery of regular software updates.

Version 4.9 is available for download here:
http://exacq.com/downloads

Key features include the following:

  • New Thumbnail Search
  • Optimized Video Caching in Timeline Search
  • New Video Wall Features
  • Faster Client Display
  • New Triggers on Maps
  • New S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring in exacqVision Servers
  • New Hikvision IP Camera Integration
  • IP Camera Integration updates from ACTi, Axis, and Vivotek
  • New Product – exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard

Here are some of the features in detail:



New Thumbnail Search
Thumbnail Search has been added to the Search page in Version 4.9. Thumbnail Search enables immediate visual assessment and the ability to quickly find the video needed. Fast, easy zooming in and out of search time frames, and forward and back in time. Instantly play back video from any thumbnail.

The thumbnail images are small in size, making thumbnail search ideal for low-bandwidth remote connections.

Thumbnail search in exacqVision 4.9

exacqVision Start, Pro, Enterprise


Optimized Video Caching in Timeline Search
New timeline search enhancements optimize caching of video downloads. Whether moving forward or back in time and selecting a different point with which to begin playback, video already downloaded stays in the cache. The new timeline optimized video caching is ideal for low-bandwidth remote connections.

exacqVision Start, Pro, Enterprise


New Video Wall Features
New Version 4.9 Video Wall functionality enables switching of Views on the video wall. User-created views can be displayed via event monitoring-based triggers such as motion, alarms and serial data.

Video Wall is a standard, included feature with exacqVision Pro and Enterprise at no additional cost.

This video wall image was taken at the Berklee College of Music.

exacqVision Pro, Enterprise


Faster Client Display
Version 4.9 client enhancements further leverage the GPU with optimized use of Direct3D and OpenGL. exacqVision Client video display rates are up to 75% faster. Live video is more fluid. The speed improvements will be seen on all exacqVision clients: Windows, Linux and Macintosh.

exacqVision Start, Pro, Enterprise


New Triggers on Maps
Soft triggers (user-defined events) created in exacqVision can now be integrated into Maps.

Access control operation (e.g. opening doors), video analytic alarms and other events can be placed on Maps, and can be viewed and controlled directly from the map, much the same way a PSIM solution would operate.


New S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring on exacqVision Servers
Version 4.9 adds S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) monitoring to all exacqVision servers. S.M.A.R.T. monitoring, in conjunction with the Enterprise-class drives used exclusively in exacqVision servers, helps anticipate drive failures by monitoring many aspects of the drive’s health.

exacqVision Start, Pro, Enterprise, Enterprise Health Manager


HikvisionHikvision IP Camera Integration
Support has been added for the B and C levels of Hikvision IP cameras, including the DS-2CD876BF 2 megapixel box camera, and the DS-2CD7153-E  2 megapixel mini dome.

The complete list of supported Hikvision models is available on the exacqVision IP Camera Integration webpage. More information on Hikvision IP cameras is here.


Supported IP Camera Updates

Vivotek
Support has been added for the Vivotek FE-8171V Fisheye Fixed Dome Network Camera.

ACTi
Support has been added for the ACTi KCM-3911 H.264 4-Megapixel IP D/N Hemispheric Network Camera.

Axis
Support has been added for the Axis P72 and Axis M70 lines of network encoders.


ExacqVision Surveillance Keyboard
The new exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard, with firmware designed specifically for exacqVision VMS, allows fast camera finding and navigation, enables easy Video Wall control, and PTZ control.

The exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard is available now. Part Number:

  • 5000-50100 exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard

 


Recent Releases
With this release we continue to make rapid progress with exacqVision, and incremental releases hit quarterly with new features and functionality. The full release history of exacqVision VMS is here:
exacqVision Release History

Download and Installation
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 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.

Download exacqVision Software here: http://exacq.com/downloads

Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try

exacqVision Case Study: Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of MusicThe case study for the exacqVision installation at the Berklee College of Music has just been posted.

There is nothing typical about Berklee, which presents many challenges with regards to physical security. The student body of nearly 4,200 is served by approximately 1,000 faculty and staff members. The campus is made up of 30 different buildings spread across multiple city blocks in downtown Boston.

“Some of our buildings are over 100 years old,” notes Roy Murphy CPP, Director of Public Safety for Berklee. “They’re used to house students, classrooms, music studios, performance venues, editing facilities and more. People associated with the school are moving about the campus regularly throughout the entire day. Our situation is unique in that we also serve as a landlords to many retail tenants who occupy the lower levels of some of our buildings.”

Working with exacqVision integrator GS Security, Berklee replaced 16 legacy DVRs with exacqVision Hybrid servers as well as commercial servers, connecting to the existing 200 analog cameras, as well as adding over 100 IP cameras from Axis and Panasonic. In their security control center, a six-monitor video wall powered by the exacqVision client enables viewing of all 300+ cameras simultaneously.

The exacqVision native Macintosh client was one of the key factors in their decision:

Given the fact that Berklee is a highly creative environment, it’s not surprising to find many Apple Computer products on campus. In fact, Macintosh is the standard platform of the school and Macintosh computers are issued to students and faculty. “The fact that the exacqVision client is freely available on Macintosh computers, as well as Windows and Linux, was another huge selling point for us,” notes Nick Costa, Systems Manager with Berklee. “In addition to using the client on a Mac, many of our faculty members and even students use the free exacq Mobile app on their iPhones, iPads and even Android devices.”

The complete case study is here:
http://exacq.com/downloads/exacqvision-education-Berklee.pdf

Our thanks to Joe Gillis and Nick Sink and the team at GS Security for this impressive and professional installation.

Building A Safe Community – a Case Study

Aug-11 Network-Centric SecurityThe cover story in this month’s Network-Centric Security magazine is Building A Safe Community.

It is an interesting case study, detailing the unique security challenges facing Northridge Cooperative Homes, a non-profit housing development in the Bayview-Hunters Point area of San Francisco. The article starts out:

The community campus is located next to a decommissioned naval shipyard, Hunters Point, and near San Francisco’s downtown area situated in one of the city’s prime hilltop locations. However, the area surrounding the community contains some of San Francisco’s rougher neighborhoods.

It’s a security struggle that many condo associations and housing authorities endure: safely managing their interior grounds while holding at bay outside threats with no ties to the community.

They started out with just 24-hour guards, but:

What they didn’t account for at first, however, was that, as a large open site with multiple buildings that lacked any secure perimeter, the property presented substantial opportunity for trespassing, illegal dumping and general criminal activity. With only street lighting in place, perpetrators could use the low-light conditions at night to their advantage, as most criminals do.

After repeated incidents, NCH realized it needed a surveillance system in place—and fast—to establish safer grounds for its community members and help reduce the crime, vandalism, violence and illegal drug activity. Specifically, NCH sought out a system that would monitor vehicles and their occupants entering the community and capture vehicle license plate numbers.

NCH chose San Francisco-based integrator Applied Video Solutions:

Northridge Cooperative HomesNCH enlisted the expertise of local integrator Applied Video Solutions to provide a full security and system needs analysis at the property. The integrator completed a full site survey and needs assessment, and designed a tailor-made video management solution that would aid in tackling the various challenges of the community and help manage the specific issues of the property’s aesthetic layout.

Applied Video Solutions’ analysis provided NCH with a clear understanding of what it would need to control when it came to physical security. The question then became, given the challenges of the site, what technology should NCH use in order to deliver the desired outcomes?

After significant lab and field testing, including a wireless interference survey, products from Axis Communications, Exacq Technologies and Hautespot Wireless Networks were selected for their performance and reliability.

The full article makes great reading and is available here. This installation was also highlighted in a case study done by Applied Video, available here.

This installation will also be featured in the seminar entitled "Run a Tight Ship: New Tools to Enhance Site Security" at the upcoming AHMA-NCNH Conference in Santa Clara, Sept 15-16.