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exacqVision 3.6 Released

exacqVision Version 3.6 ReleaseVersion 3.6 of exacqVision Video Management Software has just been released. This latest release, compatible with all exacqVision Hybrid and IP video surveillance systems, incorporates new features and enhancements, and continues our quest for rapid, incremental updates.

Version 3.6 is available for download here. Key features in the 3.6 Release:

  • Enhanced Smart Search
  • Multi-System User Configuration
  • Basler IP camera support 
  • IQeye 4-series IP camera support  
  • PCSC Access Control integration

Here are some of the features in detail:

exacqVision Smart SearchEnhanced Smart Search
Smart Search, sometimes referred to as ‘museum search’ functionality, has been substantially enhanced in version 3.6. Smart Search adds quick and detailed granularity to a search result, enabling the viewing, scrubbing, saving and exporting of just the video search information desired. Smart Search works on all cameras: analog or IP, standard or Megapixel.

On the search page, a new “Brain” icon has been added to the toolbar:

exacqVision Smart Search - new icon in menu bar

With any camera, when Smart Search is selected, a grid appears. Simply use the mouse to fill in the grid of the desired area of the camera view, and Smart Search will quickly find just the video that has changed within the grid area.

exacqVision Smart Search - Draw Grid

The results of the Smart Search then appear as orange in the timeline:

exacqVision Smart Search - Orange Bars

Timeline after standard search, with blue bars showing areas of motion:

Smart Search - Gray Bar

Timeline after Smart Search, with orange bars showing motion within the selected grid:

exacqVision Smart Search - Orange Bars

While the Smart Search function is selected, the user can scrub, play forward and reverse, save, and export just the Smart Searched (orange bar) video. Fast and easy, this enhanced functionality enables rapid searching and exporting of just the video information desired.

Here is the exacqVision tutorial on using Smart Search:

Multi-System User Configuration

New to Version 3.6 is the Enterprise Server option. This new option, enabled per-server, adds functionality unique to user and server management across an enterprise deployment. Multi-System User Configuration is available in Version 3.6 and is the first of several features to be added to the Enterprise Server option. Multi-System User Config enables fast and easy user account management across any number of exacqVision servers.

With the Version 3.6 release a new item, Multi-System User Config, has been included in the server tree on the Configuration page:

exacqVision Multi-System User Configuration

Creating a new account, deleting an account or changing an existing account is done quickly just once, and then applied to all selected servers with a single push of a button. This feature works in all enterprise deployments without the need for existing LDAP or Active Directory implementation.

exacqVision Multi-System User Config

New – Basler IP camera support

BaslerSupport has been added for the entire line of Basler IP cameras. Basler IP cameras range in resolution from VGA to 2 Mpixel, all with day/night models available, and are distinguished by their compact physical size. All Basler IP cameras utilize H.264 compression.

The Basler IP camera models supported in exacqVision Version 3.6 are the BIP-640c/c-dn, BIP-1000c/c-dn, BIP-1300c/c-dn, and BIP-1600c/c-dn. The press release on the exacqVision-Basler IP camera support is here.

New – IQeye 4-Series IP camera support

IQeyeAdding to our existing support of IQeye cameras, Version 3.6 adds support for the new 4-Series line of low-cost IP cameras from IQeye.

The IQeye 4-Series provides IQeye-quality video, resolutions from VGA to 2 Mpixel, compact, sturdy housings (both standard and dome), Power-Over Ethernet, and a low price point. The 4-Series models supported in exacqVision Version 3.6 include the IQeye 4-Series Standard cameras and the IQeye 4-Series Dome cameras.

PCSC Access Control Integration
PCSCexacqVision Version 3.6 adds integration support for PCSC Access Control systems. PCSC’s  access control system is distinguished by their Fault Tolerant Technology, with redundant host, controllers, and communication. When combined with exacqVision VMS software it makes for a unique, fault tolerant access control and IP video surveillance system under a single user interface. Details on the PCSC LiNC-VIEW integration are here. The press release on the exacqVision-PCSC integration is here.


Recent Releases

With this release we continue to make rapid progress with exacqVision, and incremental releases have hit about every 2 months. A large number of new features have been added in a short period of time. You can see the full release history of exacqVision 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 can always be downloaded from the exacqVision Downloads page, or you can click on ‘Check for Updates‘ within the ‘About‘ box in the exacqVision software.

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

Exacq at IFSEC 2009 and CeBIT Australia 2009

This was a busy tradeshow week for our international sales team.  We were exhibiting at both the IFSEC 2009 show in the UK, as well as at CeBIT Australia 2009 in Sydney.

Exacq at IFSEC 2009 in the Basler boothAt IFSEC 2009, we were showing our latest integration with the Basler IP megapixel cameras in the Basler booth. Basler, long a premium machine vision camera vendor, has a new line of IP cameras for the surveillance market.  Information on their IP cameras is here, and an overview brochure in PDF format is hereSecurity Systems News Europe editor Steven Sachoff had this to say about Basler:

Germany’s Basler, which just entered the IP camera market last year, is another example of a company with roots outside the security industry that is doubling down on its security business during the tough economy. Basler’s Anke Wuebbelmann told me the company, which has its basis in machine vision technology, had recently made the decision to invest even more to develop its line of IP cameras for security applications at the expense of some other non-security areas the company is active in. At IFSEC this year Basler is touting a number of new partnerships, including with Lenel, Exacq, Alnet and OnSSI. The company has also just launched training programs for partners and distributors, and will be starting road shows as well. Basler is not just going after the European market—Wuebbelmann said they’re busy building up their sales channels in the U.S. and Asia, and towards that end, the company recently established a new subsidiary in Taiwan.

There was a great deal of international trade coverage about IFSEC.  John Honovich of IPVideoMarket.info provided his comprehensive IFSEC roundup.  We also found the real-time IFSEC Twitter posts of interest.  Many pictures from the show have been posted on the web. Our friends at IP camera vendor ACTi had a booth right across the aisle from us, and posted a number of pictures on their flickr site, like this and this.

Exacq at CeBIT Australia 2009 in the Zone APS boothAt CeBIT Australia 2009, we were exhibiting as part of the New South Wales technology booth, along with our distribution partner Zone APS. Zone APS is a technology-leading provider of IP security products, including Exacq, Arecont Vision, ACTi, ioimage, and MSCP, their own PSIM system.  Zone has had great success deploying exacqVision IP surveillance systems in large retail chains, airports, casinos, mining facilities and shipping and logistics companies throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

CeBIT is primarily an IT-oriented show, but as physical security rapidly converges with IT, it had a bigger presence at this year’s show. Turnout was high and there were a number of first-time exhibitors, despite early press reports about some vendors backing out.

The trade press coverage of this show was more fragmented than with IFSEC, but once again we found the real-time CeBIT Twitter posts interesting.  Also of interest, CeBIT Australia has their own flickr page with 1100+ photos of the event.

Exacq in the Basler booth at IFSEC 2009:

Exacq at IFSEC 2009 in the Basler booth

Exacq at IFSEC 2009 in the Basler booth

Exacq in the Zone APS booth at CeBIT Australia 2009:

Exacq at CeBIT Australia 2009 in the Zone APS booth