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exacqVision 6.6 Releases Focuses on Failover

The latest version of the exacqVision Video Management System (VMS), Version 6.6, is now available. The focus of this release centers around server failure detection and automatic recovery. With added support for over 100 new cameras in this release, the exacqVision VMS now supports nearly 2,200 IP camera models.

exacqVision 6.0 logoexacqVision 6.6 is available for download

SpeedSearchOther new items in this release:


Watch the exacqVision 6.6 Overview Video

ESM Failover highlights the exacqVision 6.6 release.


ESM Failover for exacqVision

The new Enterprise System Manager (ESM) Failover feature ensures the high availability of mission critical security video and data. ESM Failover helps avoid downtime by:

  • Continually monitoring exacqVision recorders for possible failures
  • Automatically moving functionality to “spare” servers in the rare event of a failure
  • Manual ESM Failover mode for maintenance of exacqVision recorders


Restore recording functionality within minutes!

15 secondsHow fast is ESM Failover?
ESM failover is designed to detect a server failure within 15-30 seconds. This setting is configurable, so a long delay could be set to avoid failover during a reboot, for example. A manual failover mode also exists for performing tasks like system maintenance. In the event of an actual system failure, the spare recorder can be up and running within a matter of minutes.


What Fails Over?

  • Z-SeriesCameras
  • Recording Schedules
  • Users
  • Event Linking
  • Saved layouts, Views, Groups and Maps
  • Serial Profiles
  • Archiving configuration
  • Notification Rules
  • Auto Export Rules

Failover does not change the network identity of the protected recorder or spare in order to prevent duplicate IP addresses. Analog cameras and analog inputs are not part of ESM Failover due to wiring requirements of analog devices. Also note that the spare server storage doesn’t need to match the protected server, but should simply provide enough storage for anticipated downtime.

ESM will automatically failback to the protected recorder when available.The video from a failover remains on the spare server until manually moved back to the protected server.

Failover Requirements

Failover requires spare recorders, typically in the same family as the primary recorder, each with enough capacity to store video for the anticipated duration of the downtime. Failover also requires exacqVision camera licenses for the cameras being recorded. ESM Failover requires the Enterprise Server Option on an exacqVision server along with ESM running on a separate server.

Failover Requirementsfailoverrequirements2


EasyConnect Enhancements

The EasyConnect feature on the exacqVision VMS allows users to find, assign, address and connect certain IP cameras to their network automatically. EasyConnect enhancements in exacqVision 6.6 keeps the camera list fresh, guides administrators to the camera configuration page, and links to camera connection diagnostics to simplify the process even more.

EasyConnectThe power of IP cameras with the simplicity of analog.

Easy Connect

New User Views Functionality

exacqVision 6.6 now allows users to create views based on user permission settings.This feature allows Administrators and Power Users to control the camera views for specific users. It also allows individuals to create personal views that cannot be used by any other exacqVision user.

User Views

Updated Event Monitoring

Event monitors automate client reactions to events (for example displaying a video of the front door when the front door is accessed). When used properly, event monitors convey situational awareness in busy environments to active users. exacqVision 6.6 provides increased flexibility and power to always display the most important video using the Event Monitor feature.

  • Use Event Monitoring to always keep YOUR most important live video in front of your users
  • Now with faster and easier set up of Event Monitoring rules
  • Apply new filters to the event list to find specific events
  • Drag any camera into Event Monitoring panel to see video
  • Higher ranked events fill in as they occur

Event Triggers

Brute Force / Dictionary Hacking DetectionHack Protection

Brute force hacking occurs when hackers try to guess network passwords with dictionary powered scripts. exacqVision 6.6 monitors login attempts and deters these attacks.

New IP Camera Support

We’ve added support for over 100 new IP camera models in the exacqVision 6.6 release and updated over 450 new test records, bringing the total number of supported IP cameras to nearly 2200!

IP Cameras

New native driver IP camera support and updates for the following cameras models are included in this release:

  • PanasonicPanasonic
    • Enhanced support for 3/5/6 Series
      • 4 multi-streams
      • 60 FPS


  • Samsung
    • SamsungSNF-8010(VM)
    • SNB-6010
    • Advanced camera features:
      • Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)
      • Auto-focus
      • Flip-mirror-rotate


  • BoschBosch
    • NDI-50022-V3
    • NBN-40012-V3
    • Dinion IP Starlight 8000 MP


  • VivotekVivotek
    • FE8181(V)


ONVIF Integrations

Mobile SpeedSearch

SpeedSearchSpeedSearch is now available on our mobile clients. SpeedSearch enables scrubbing through video without downloading all the video frames, making it ideal for searching over lower bandwidth devices (3G, 4G, LTE).

Enterprise System Manager version 3.0

In addition to the failover feature discussed above, ESM can now be used to manage a single user across many exacqVision servers, keeping the user’s permissions in sync and resolving user permission conflicts. With ESM version 3.0, users can be assigned to groups for easy management of multiple users. Another new feature of ESM includes the ability to automate client configurations, importing systems into the client specified for each user.

ESM Groups

Z-Series Hot SparesexacqVision Z-Series logo

The exacqVision Z-Series recorders are now available with hot spares, for automatic replacement of failed drives. This is accomplished by defining one or more drives as hot spares in the RAID array. If a drive should fail, that volume is automatically brought online to replace the failed drive. A drive installed after repair automatically becomes the new hot spare.

Hot Spare

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



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:

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.


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

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.

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

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

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

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

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