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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.

exacqVision 8.0 Release Introduces Suspect Tracking

exacqVision 8.0, the latest release of exacqVision video management system [VMS] software, is now available from Exacq.

Software Downloads

Watch this video to see the new features in exacqVision 8.0.

exacqVision 8.0 highlights:


Suspect Tracking

Suspect Tracking allows users to follow a person or object of interest through an entire scene faster. Users can configure CameraLinks, also seen as Associations in the client configuration, to set up a series of links between multiple camera views displayed by overlay boxes in live view. Each polygon can be customized by border and transparency and placed wherever you’d like in the range of view. By left double-clicking on the polygons in the live camera view, users can navigate through the scene following a person of interest.

Users can also dynamically build an export of suspect tracking in exacqVision search greatly simplifying finding video evidence. Start with the first camera of the scene and expand to additional cameras. Once all the cameras in the scene have been added, then bookmark the video and label for export.

Exacq Suspect Tracking

Under the Configuration page, navigate to the new Suspect Tracking tab. Click ‘New’ and draw the box on the camera view. Under ‘Area Configuration’ choose the camera and set the background and border.  A slider bar for opacity of the background and border can be set.

suspect-tracking-configuration

To configure suspect tracking faster on an enterprise system, select the ‘Generate from Map’ button. exacqVision will generate default links on the cameras based on  which camera is closest on the map.

Available for exacqVision Professional and Enterprise VMS software.


New CameraLinks

CameraLinks put the most needed controls at the user’s fingertips in live view.

  • Enable and disable digital PTZ mode from live view via the new CameraLink.
  • Access exacqReplay directly from live view within CameraLinks for an instant replay of video and audio events. View video in segments of  5 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes to 15 minutes.

exacqReplay CameraLink


Archive Bookmarks

Archive Bookmarks allows users to create a second copy of important video. Adding to the direct archive search introduced in exacqVision 7.8, archive bookmarks enhances video archiving to provide faster access to video and better manage bandwidth. Users closer to the archive location on the network can directly search video on the archive without routing data through the recorder.

Enable archive bookmarks on the archiving target location by selecting the “Archive All Bookmarks” checkbox on the Archiving Schedule page. This applies to all bookmarks created on the specific recorder and will not restrict by camera or day. Bookmarked video will not delete until the bookmark is removed from the recorder.


At-Most Rule on Archive

exacqVision users can enable a rule to define an expiration of maximum number of days of video to retain. The at-most rule applies to all video on the archive target and not defined per-camera.

On the Target tab, turn on the expiration configuration and select the number of days.


Inactivity Timeout

Operators can now configure exacqVision to timeout after a specific period of inactivity to conserve bandwidth. This new feature is configured per client. While the camera and client stay connected to the recorder, users can simply mouse over the client to resume viewing video.

exacqvision-8-0_inactivity-timeout

On the client configuration page, users can check the ‘enable’ box and specify the number of minutes to disconnect the live streams after.

View the Inactivity Timeout pop-up box to alert users the live streams will disconnect due to inactivity.


Stream Rate Control

exacqVision 8.0 introduces two new ways to configure camera stream bandwidth to the recorder. The existing constant quality setting is still available in addition to  the new constant bitrate and maximum bitrate settings. Set the stream to maintain quality or maintain bitrate to more consistently manage bandwidth and storage usage.

Constant Quality

  • Set the quality from 1-10 as in previous releases of exacqVision

Constant Bitrate

  • Set bitrate and the stream will adjust quality as needed

Maximum Bitrate

  • Set the quality from 1-100  and a maximum bitrate [Note the quality slider is a scale the same as the camera]
  • Stream maintains quality until it hits the maximum bitrate

Available for the following camera brands:

  • Illustra
  • Axis Communications
  • Arecont Vision
  • Hikvision


Camera Name and Serial Data Background

Users can now customize the text and background color for the camera name and serial data displayed in live mode to make the information easier to read in specific environments.

  • Font
  • Size
  • Effects color
  • Background Color
  • Background Opacity [0-100%]

exacqvision-8-0_serial


Exacq Mobile Add Recorders

In Exacq Mobile, users can more easily enable and disable recorders through the redesigned connection process. The new intuitive add recorder functionality reduces the time adding recorders to the system and now includes a splash screen showing details on the loading status.

  • Web services and recorders can be seen on the same screen.
  • Status shown and color coded based on if disabled or connected
  • Standard + add button

exacqvision-8-0_mobile-add-recorders


Honeywell Vista Integration

exacqVision complete security solution offers a platform for users to manage video surveillance, intrusion and access control from one, easy-to-use interface.  Introduced in exacqVision 7, a DSC PowerSeries Neo native integration combined with the Kantech EntraPass access control integration gives exacqVision users greater control to operate all security operations at once, reducing complexity for security personnel while saving time and money.

Complete Security - video access control intrusion

Now the complete security solution adds Honeywell Vista 32/128/250 BPT/FPT Turbo Series alarm panels as well as the non-turbo Vista 32/128/250 panels with additional I/O modules. This integration is available only via serial cable.

Honeywell intrusion panel

All functionality within the complete security solution:

  • Partition and zone names are read only from exacqVision
  • Arm/disarm partitions and bypass zones
  • See partition/zone status on cameras
  • See partition/zone status on maps
  • Configure event linking actions
  • Configure event monitoring actions


Enterprise System Manager Camera Inspection

View camera health, specify cameras needing immediate service and generate reports for on-site camera inspection via the new camera inspection screen within ESM.

Enterprise System Manager Camera Inspection

  • View server name and camera name at top
  • Compare a live camera view to a reference snapshot
  • Label the view as “Mark Good” or “Mark Bad”
  • Click ‘View Details’ link to drill down to a detailed side-by-side view of the camera, where it can be marked as fixed
  • Add comment, up to 500 characters, to further document  the camera repair
  • Generate a printable report that can be used on site ton simplify and expedite camera repair
  • After inspection, mark fixed

exacqCloud Health Monitoring

This feature is temporarily available within exacqCloud at no cost. exacqCloud gives exacqVision dealers real-time information on the health of your video surveillance system, so they can quickly address any problems.


IP Camera Integrations

We have added support for more than 200 new IP camera models in exacqVision 8.0 release and updated over 375 new test records. exacqVision now supports over 3,000 IP cameras.

IllustraIllustra

exacqVision 8.0 adds support for the new Illustra video intelligence analytics on the Illustra Pro 2, 3 and 5 megapixel mini-dome IP cameras to automatically analyze captured video and alert users of specific motion detected activities through event linking.

American DynamicsAmerican Dynamics

  • 22″ Public View Monitors
  • 27″ Public View Monitors
  • 32″ Public View Monitors

AXISAxis Communications

  • Q3615
  • Q3617
  • Q3708
  • P3707
  • A8105

SamsungSamsung

  • SND-L6012
  • New SUNAPI2 driver for upcoming cameras

PelcoPelco

  • Optera family
  • Client-side dewarping for Optera

PanasonicPanasonic

  • WV-SW397B PTZ
  • Client-side Windows x64 dewarping support
  • SmartCoding support

HikVisionHikvision

  • 164 new models

ACTiACTi

  • E927
  • E921
  • B54
  • E919
  • E98

dahuaDahau

  • Client-side dewarping support for fisheye cameras


VivotekVivotek

  • FD816B
  • FE9181
  • FD8182

ONVIFONVIF Integrations

  • GeoVision
  • Unv


New Integrations

Hartmann ControlsHartmann-Controls Protector.net Access Control

exacqVision now supports integration with Hartmann Controls Protector.net web-based access control system for faster response to critical alarms with immediate video verification.

  • Auto detects cameras within exacqVision
  • Supports multistreaming cameras
  • Links access control events to video
  • View live and recorded video

CommendCommend Intercom system

exacqVision has integrated with Commend intercom systems for unified audio and video recording. Commend camera equipped call stations and add-on camera modules support exacqVision VMS software.

  • Associate video with audio to properly verify idetity of visitors at call stations
  • Search and playback audio recordings from call stations with corresponding video
  • Easily set up event linking to start recording video based on audio triggers
  • Create exacqVision actions such as output triggers, email notifications, exports, PTZ preset commands
  • Direct integration with Axis-based embedded cameras within intercom for enhanced control

briefcamBriefCam Syndex Video Synopsis

exacqVision now integrates with BriefCam Syndex video synopsis. exacqVision users can review and analyze a day’s worth of video in minutes through one interface.  As an approved exacqVision Certified Software Application, users can save money and rack space by installing BriefCam Syndex on exacqVision A-Series or Z-Series recorders.

  • Find evidence faster by scheduling a quick synopsis of exacqVision video with timestamp data through the BriefCam integration
  • Conduct a rapid review of video with visual timestamps on people and objects
  • Quickly narrow your search by clothing color, direction of movement, duration, speed and more
  • Export key video footage to easily share with law enforcement

KiwiKiwiSecurity Video Analytics

exacqVision integrates with KiwiVision video analytic software to give users an accelerated response to events within one interface and access to business and traffic intelligence.

  • View live and recorded analyzed video with visual analytic data
  • Actuate soft triggers on exacqVision to:
    • Record video and audio
    • Output triggers
    • Send email notifications
    • Export video
    • Command PTZ presets
  • Optimize video quality for better detection of events in outdoor scenes with video enhancer
  • Automatically pixelate people and faces to address privacy protection

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 8.0
 is available for download here.
Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try 

exacqVision 7.4 Provides Complete Security Solution

The latest version of exacqVision video management system (VMS) software version 7.4 is now available.


Complete Security Solution

exacqVision 7.4 offers a complete platform for users to manage video surveillance, intrusion and access control from one easy-to-user interface. The new DSC PowerSeries Neo native integration combined with the Kantech access control integration introduced in version 7.2, give exacqVision users greater control to operate all security operations at once, reducing complexity for security personnel while saving time and money.

Complete Security Solution

Watch the exacqVision 7.4 Overview Video


Kantech EntraPass Access Control & New DSC PowerSeries Neo Intrusion Integration

exacqVision 7.2 introduced the Kantech EntraPass integration providing users with the ability to control doors and locks directly from the live view page of the exacqVision client. In 7.4, exacqVision offers a complete platform for users to management video surveillance, access control and now intrusion from one easy-to-use interface. Through exacqVision CameraLinks, users can arm and disarm the system by simply clicking in live view and entering the access code.

exacqVision NEO Alarms Map

PowerSeries NEOWith the DSC PowerSeries Neo integration users can:

  • Arm and disarm the system
  • See partition and zone status on cameras
  • See partition and zone status on maps
  • Configure event linking actions
  • Configure event monitoring actions

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Exacq MobileExacq Mobile CameraLinks

Exacq Mobile also provides access to intrusion and access control actions directly from live cameras. With the new CameraLinks feature now supported in Exacq Mobile, users can receive push notifications and review video footage when the security system goes into an alarm state. CameraLinks puts the most needed commands at your fingertips improving response time.

  • Arm and disarm the system from Exacq Mobile
  • Receive push notifications for triggered alarms


Filtering

A new filtering feature gives exacqVision users the ability to find cameras and servers faster in the exacqVision client. Large-scale, enterprise installations can quickly locate a specific server by typing in the new filter box at the top of the live, search and configuration navigation trees.

The new tree filtering feature is available on exacqVision StartPro and Enterprise.

exacqVision 7.4 filtering


Health Indicators

Version 7.4 further simplifies operation with new indicators for health events. Users will now receive real-time notifications in the client when camera or recorder health needs addressed. These new health setup indicators will maximize system uptime and increase reliability.

Health Indicators are available in exacqVision Professional and Enterprise with a current Software Subscription Agreement (SSA). Power users and admins have the ability to dismiss all indicators of a certain type.

Health indicators include:

  • Archive contentHealth-Indicators
  • Archive task
  • Device failure
  • Storage error
  • Subscription expiration
  • Video throttling
  • Video loss
  • System voltage
  • System temperature
  • System fan
  • Archive connection
  • Outbound connection loss
  • IP camera connection loss
  • IP camera audio connection loss
  • Serial connection loss


Resume Export

exacqVision video export will now automatically resume exporting after a system disconnects or reconnects. With this new feature, users will not need to restart a download.


Switch Client Keyboard Command

A new command gives exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard users the ability to switch client instances from the keyboard. With this new feature, exacqVision users can seamlessly and quickly control multiple clients from a single keyboard without ever taking their hand off the joystick.


exacqReplay in Web Client

The web client now supports exacqReplay. Simply right click the camera view to replay the video in increments of 5 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 15 minutes. This will open a new pop-up window or new tab in the current browser instance.


Enterprise System Manager Coordination

In Enterprise System Manager, administrators can ensure only one user is actively making changes to the server with the new server management feature. In environments where multiple ESM servers are used, the first ESM instance will define itself as the owner of the server, while other ESM servers will no longer have the ability to change settings. This new functionality automatically syncs actions being performed across multiple servers.


New IP Camera Integrations

We have added support for more than 50 new IP camera models in exacqVision 7.4 release and updated over 175 test records. exacqVision now supports nearly 3,000 IP cameras.

Illustra IP camerasIllustra

  • IPS02P6ANBTT
  • IPP02P6ANBTT
  • IPS02P6OCWTT
  • IPS02P6BCWTT
  • IPS02P6OSWTT
  • IPS02P6BSWTT
  • IPP02P6BCWTT
  • IPP02P6OSWTT
  • IPP02P6BSWTT
  • Region of Interest supported for cameras using the Illustra3 plugin.

AXISAxis

  • F34
  • Q3505
  • Q1775
  • P5515
  • P5514
  • M3037
  • Q3709
  • Client-side dewarping available for Windows and Linux

Arecont VisionArecont Vision

  • MicroDome G2 Series
  • MegaVideo G5 Series

SamsungSamsung

  • SNF-8010 native support
  • Wisenet Lite Series including corridor mode

BoschBosch

  • Flexdome Panoramic
    • Dewarping support on Windows
  • Support for IVA events via ONVIF for CPP4 and CPP6 cameras

panasonic-300x48Panasonic

  • WJ-GXE500
  • WV-SFV481
  • WV-SFV781L

ACTiActi

  • E925

vivotekVivotek

  • CC8370-HV
  • FD8338-HV

enexxis2Enexxis

  • ZN-D2MTP-IP
  • ZN-B2MTP


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 7.2 Release Simplifies Access Control Management & Searching

The latest version of the exacqVision video management system (VMS), version 7.2 is now available.

Watch the exacqVision 7.2 Release Overview video


Kantech EntraPass Integration for Seamless Management of Entry Points

KantechThe exacqVision 7.2 Kantech EntraPass integration provides users with the ability to control doors and locks directly from the live view page of the exacqVision client. Door controls can be associated with cameras using exacqVision Camera Links. This integration puts the most needed access control commands at the operator’s fingertips to vastly improve response time to critical alarms and events.

exacqVision_Kantech_Integration

The integration displays door status on maps and allows for configuration of Event Linking actions triggered by EntraPass door status alerts. All exacqVision users can see the door status on linked cameras, but must input Kantech permissions to operate doors.

Kantech EntraPass Camera Links are available for:

Kantech Camera Link Events


Setup Indicators Save Significant Installation Time

Setup Indicators, available in exacqVision Professional and Enterprise with a current Software Subscription Agreement (SSA), guide installers through common configuration options to optimize their exacqVision configuration. These indicators, available only to Power Users and Admins, provide guidance on configuring motion detection, ensuring network connectivity, changing default passwords and more to ensure no installation steps are missed during configuration.

Power Users and Admins have the ability to dismiss all indicators of a certain type, for a specific system or just individual indicators. By double-clicking a setup indicator, the user is taken directly to the associated page to configure.

exacqVision Setup Indicators

Setup Indicators Include:

      • Network connection less than 1gb/s
      • No motion window set for camera
      • Motion recording scheduled, but camera doesn’t support motion
      • No email servers configured
      • Camera time is too far off
      • Server time is too far off
      • Server is using default password
      • Camera is connected to more than one server
      • Not enough licenses for all cameras
      • Client cannot listen to audio (no speakers)
      • Client cannot use 2-way audio (no mic)
      • Client disk space low
      • Client unable to connect to server
      • Estimated content & estimated archive content age
        • If the disk is not yet full, the client will predict the estimated retention


List Search

The new exacqVision 7.2 list search feature gives users another search option in addition to the Timeline and Thumbnail search features. With list search, users can greatly reduce investigation time when reviewing video associated with events, such as point-of-sale transactions, access control, and other data events. List search is available on exacqVision Start, Pro and Enterprise VMS software.

With List Search, users can:

      • See a summary of the total number events in the search
      • View an animated thumbnail of the search result
      • Adjust the size of the preview thumbnails
      • Quickly filter search results without resubmitting search query
      • Sort search result by columns

exacqVision List Search


AD/LDAP Improvements

exacqVision Enterprise AD/LDAP has been improved in this release, allowing configuration of multiple servers at one time. AD/LDAP is now supported on exacqVision Edge platforms. In addition, SSL encryption has been simplified and Service Principal Name (SPN) can now be generated from the exacqVision client.


Multistreaming Client Options

The new exacqVision 7.2 multistreaming client options improve bandwidth management in exacqVision, providing users the option to:

      • Treat all streams as “quality” streams
        • Streams with different fields of view normally register as “ROI “ streams and display as different cameras
      • Option to hide quality streams in navigation tree
        • Rely on exacqVision to pick the best stream

Mulitstreaming


push notificationsWeb & Mobile Client Updates

Exacq Mobile now includes Push Notifications, allowing users to push notifications to a mobile device when an event occurs, even when the mobile app is closed. Exacq Mobile app users can open the event in the triggered state from the notification.

In addition, the web client now supports native H.264 video encoding. This reduces the transcoding load on web servers, increasing server capacity.


ESM Alerts for Quicker Monitoring of Important Events

In Enterprise System Manager, administrators can prioritize events in order of importance. The ESM rules engine can now be used to create alerts. Alerts can be promoted to display only the most important events in the dashboard for quicker monitoring and more effective security management.


New IP Camera Support

We have added support for more than 65 new IP camera models in the exacqVision 7.2 release and updated over 325 test records. exacqVision now supports nearly 3,000 IP cameras.

IllustraIllustra
Added Illustra 825 fisheye dewarping enhancements to the zoom levels. Aspect ratios will always be 4:3 when dewarped.illustradewarping
Illustra EssentialsSupport for the new Illustra Essentials

  • IES02D1OCWIY
  • IES01D1OCWIY
  • IES02B1BNWIY
  • IES01B1BNWIY
Axis CommunicationsAXIS

  • A8004-VE
  • Q1615
  • P1365
  • Q6115
  • V5915
  • P3224-LV
  • Q6045-MKII PTZ
  • P3225-LVE
  • V5914
  • Q6114
  • Q6000
ACTiACTi

  • V2X Encoders
  • V3X Encoders
ATVATV

  • 19 new models
Open EyeOpen Eye

  • 5 new models
VeiluxVeilux

  • 5 new models
FLIRFLIR

  • Added support for motion notification

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

Exacq Launches New Advanced Training Class to Expand Channel Support on exacqVision Products

The new advanced training class provides integrators, dealers and consultants with in-depth training on exacqVision enterprise-level video products and third-party integrations. Upon completion, attendees will have the ability to confidently setup and configure exacqVision products to fit their customer’s specific needs. The new exacqVision advanced training class will be available to attendees that have previously attended the exacqVision technical reseller training class.

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This advanced training class will cover:

View the advanced training class outline.
View the entire advanced training class schedule.
exacqVision Training Class Infographic (PDF)

Technical Reseller Training Class for New Installers
exacqVision will continue to offer its technical training class for new installers. This hands-on, in-person training class allows every participant to perform each step of the installation process on their own.

View the upcoming technical training class schedule.

upcoming classes

Online Training Available
Beyond the in-person, classroom training, Exacq offers an extensive online video library for installers and end users to watch short, video tutorials on how to install and operate our exacqVision video management system (VMS) software and network video recorder (NVR) products.

View our online training videos.

Camera Links, EasyConnect Enhancements and More Highlight the exacqVision 7.0 Release

The latest version of the exacqVision video management system (VMS), version 7.0 is now available.

Watch the exacqVision 7.0 Release Overview video 


CameraLinksCamera Links

exacqVision 7.0 introduces Camera Links, which allow exacqVision users to configure overlay controls that will display when hovering over a camera in live view. Camera Links give exacqVision Professional and Enterprise users the ability to put their most important commands at their fingertips and improve their response time to critical alarms and events.

Camera Links are completely customizeable. Users can adjust the text color, font, style, transparency and location on screen to fit the specific camera view needs from the camera settings page. Under the associations tab, users can select the available controls, associated controls and display options.

exacqVision IP Camera Link Associations

The overlay controls include:

  • Audio inputs and outputs
  • Alarm outputs
  • Input triggers
  • Soft triggers
  • Serial data
  • Manual record


EasyConnect Status Messages

The EasyConnect feature on the exacqVision VMS software allows users to find, assign, address and connect certain IP cameras to their network automatically. Camera connection in exacqVision 7.0 has been improved to show more detailed connection status feedback when connecting Illustra IP cameras and exacqVision E-Series encoders. There are now more than 20 unique status messages. Each message is color-coded for fast identification of issues. Users can hover over the status for troubleshooting guidance. Connection messages include:

  • Duplicate IP address
  • Address not responding
  • Address found but device not responding
  • Wrong username/password
  • Video not streaming
  • Camera time unsynchronized

EasyConnect Status Messages

Having comprehensive, specific information regarding the connection and the suggested troubleshooting guidance saves users time and money during installation.

Watch our EasyConnect video to learn more about the feature that makes connecting IP cameras as easy as analog.


Automatic Check for Client Updates

Check for UpdatesThe exacqVision client can now be configured to automatically check for new updates. To enable the automatic check, go to the “About” button in the client and check the new option, “Automatically check for updates.” The client will check 30 seconds after it opens for new updates.


Visual Hard Drive Storage Status

exacqVision 7.0 adds a graphical representation of hard drive status for exacqVision systems equipped with RAID storage such as the exacqVision Z-Series, A-Series and S-Series. When a drive failure occurs, exacqVision users will see a display that indicates the physical location of the drive that needs replaced, minimizing the risk of removing the wrong drive. Go to the storage page under the hardware tab to see the graphic assessment of the hard drive status.

Visual HDD Storage Status for RAID systems


Exacq MobileExacq Mobile

Several improvements to Exacq mobile have been added in this release including event monitoring and two-finger swipe capabilities.

The Exacq mobile app now supports viewing event monitors that have been configured within the exacqVision client. Event monitoring ensures mobile app users are aware of the most important video relating to events like motion detection, alarms and other triggered inputs to the system.

Exacq mobile also introduces a new two-finger swipe navigation for faster review of all camera views. Users can swipe to the left to load the next set of cameras into the viewing layout.

The web client now has a server configuration page for monitoring and managing servers.


exacqVision Enterprise System ManagerEnterprise System Manager (ESM)
ESM Bulk Save Server Configuration

Administrators can back up the settings of all exacqVision servers across the enterprise at one time. Users can also specify which servers are backed up with a filter.

ESM Open and Unacknowledged Events

View all open events as well as new, incoming unacknowledged events within one dashboard in ESM. This prevents the user from switching back and forth from two different lists. Under the list section in the dashboard is a new option “Open or Unacknowledged Events” which includes both lists into one.

ESM Filter Indication

ESM users can see a visual indication when filters are active on a page. This icon prevents a user from getting confused why all results are not showing. A new clear filter button allows users to clear a data filter without having to open the filter dialog.

ESM Clear Filters


New IP Camera Support

We have added support for more than 75 new IP camera models in the exacqVision 7.0 release and updated over 240 test records. exacqVision now supports nearly 3,000 IP cameras.

IllustraIllustra

Support for the new Illustra Pro 3 MP mini-domes:

Illustra Pro 3 MP minidomes

 

Support for the new Illustra Pro 5 MP mini-domes:

Illustra Pro 5 MP minidomes

AXISAxis Communications

Support for digital auto tracking

ACTiACTi

  • E59

SamsungSamsung

  • SNB-8000
  • SNV-8080

 panasonic-300x48Panasonic

  • WV-SFN313(LH)(H)
  • WV-SPN313(H)
  • WV-SFN531
  • WV-SFR531
  • WV-SFV531
  • WV-SFN-531
  • WV-SFN533(LH)(H)
  • WV-SPN533(H)
  • WV-SFN532(H)

BoschBosch

  • NBN-80122-F2A

VivotekVivotek

  • VC8201 – includes client-side dewarping support

PelcoPelco

  • D5230PTZ
  • D5118PTZ
  • D5220PTZ
  • S5118PTZ
  • S5230PTZ
  • S5220PTZ
  • NET5501 and 08 encoders

InterlogixInterlogix

  • TVD-3201
  • TVF-3103 Fisheye
  • TVB-3201
  • TVC-3201

dahuaDahua

PTZ cameras are now supported with their latest firmware release fw 2.210.0004.0.R.A.1210


Other Integration Partners Recently Added


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 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:

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Watch the exacqVision 6.6 Overview Video

ESM Failover highlights the exacqVision 6.6 release.

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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

Monitor

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.

Failover

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.

Failback
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.

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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

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JM Lexus Improves Customer Satisfaction and Saves Money

LexusJM Lexus, the only retail automobile dealership owned and operated by JM Family Enterprises, is the world’s largest volume Lexus dealership since opening in 1992.

The Challenge
JM Lexus wanted to build a security infrastructure that would replace an aged analog system with a state-of-the-art IP system. With millions of dollars of inventory, they needed a reliable security system to perform three vital functions: management, security and real value-added benefits for JM Lexus customers.

The Solution
JM Family deployed exacqVision Z-Series servers with pre-installed exacqVision Enterprise VMS software. The new enterprise-class video security system has greatly improved business operations, saved time searching for important video and increased the level of trust between JM Lexus and its customers.

Service officers monitor video from multiple JM Lexus Family locations in the security operations center.
Service officers monitor video from multiple JM Lexus Family
locations in the security operations center.

 

Benefits

  • Minimize additional service expenses and saved $85,000 to date
  • Store at least 30 days of video
  • Better manage business operations and traffic flow
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Faster navigation and search capabilities
  • Better image quality in low-light conditions

Brad Schafer“The biggest benefit beyond the cost savings is the level of trust the security system has brought to our relationship with our customers. At the end of the day, we can show our customers video evidence from start to finish of their car repair, which has given them 100 percent assurance and faith in JM Lexus.”    – Brad Schafer, Fixed Operations Director, JM Family

 

Download Case StudyRead the entire case study here.

JM Family Lexus selects exacqVision Z-Series and Axis IP cameras to secure their dealerships.
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Bookmarking and Case Management Highlights exacqVision 6.2 Release

The latest version of the exacqVision Video Management System (VMS), Version 6.2, is now available. This release adds bookmarking and case management, allowing users to permanently save, label and manage important video clips on the server. In addition, exacqVision 6.2 includes built-in EasySupport for highly detailed, same-day online support, along with Transacq Search for easier, more powerful searching through important serial data from sources like cash registers. With added support for over 80 new cameras in this release, the exacqVision VMS now supports nearly 2000 IP camera models.

exacqVision 6.0 logoexacqVision 6.2 is available for download at https:exacq.com/download

New exacqVision 6.2 features include:

Other new items in this release:


Bookmarking & Case Management

Preview the new Bookmarking & Case Management features via the latest video from our Online Training Series:

Bookmarking & Case Management

Bookmarking

Our new bookmarking feature allows you to tag, name, and retain video clips, providing long term, server-based retention of important evidence.

Bookmark menu

  • Group multiple video, audio and data segments
  • Retain video on server or S-Series until user deletes the bookmark
  • Normal video deletion rules apply after bookmark is deleted

Create a bookmark by marking the video start and stop points, then click the new “Create Bookmark” button.

Bookmarking

Give the bookmark a name and a description, then click the apply button to save the bookmark.

Save Bookmark

Bookmarking allows you to easily find important video from the exacqVision client.

  • Name groups of important evidence
  • Quickly find evidence in bookmarks list
  • All searching and playback is done from client interface

Bookmarking is available in exacqVision Professional and Enterprise.

Case Management

CasesThe new Case Management feature, available in exacqVision Enterprise, provides a tool to organize related bookmarks into cases.

  • Add and remove bookmarks from cases
  • Name cases for each search

Organize your bookmarks into named cases.

Add Bookmark to a Case

Search cases to find related groups of bookmarks.

Search Cases

Use case management and bookmarking together for long term storage of critical evidence.


EasySupport

Support DiagnosticsIn exacqVision 6.2, we’ve added a “Support Diagnostics” option. This feature streamlines your technical support issues by automatically sending important log files, system information and your notes to an exacqVision technical support specialist who will reply online, usually within a single business day.

  • Easily upload Support Diagnostics files
  • Response target: < 1 business day.
  • Faster than verbally relaying technical information
  • Available 24/7/365

When you select the Support Diagnostics menu option, you simply choose the server and the log files you wish to report, then upload them to your case.

Support Diagnostics Menu

The upload button initiates the online Support Request Form with several fields pre-filled for you.

Support Form

You will receive a confirmation with your case number, customer information, system information and a list of the support diagnostic files that were uploaded. Exacq Technical Support then reviews your files and responds with a solution or further diagnostic actions.


Improved Systems Grid

The new Systems page allows you to connect to your exacqVision servers from your client faster. This is specifically noticed by users who have high server counts. The updated Systems page also makes it easier to connect or disconnect to every server on the grid with just a single click.

Systems Grid


Transacq Search

With Transacq Search we’ve greatly simplified the serial data search feature in exacqVision 6.2, providing a tool to search important data such as cash register transactions synced with surveillance video.

Advanced Data Search

In addition, you can set up a recording event and other actions based on serial data. For example, record video when liquor is purchased.

Serial Event Trigger

Setting up the search rules is easy with the new rule configuration screen.

Easy Rules Editor


Increased PTZ Control Responsiveness

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Version 6.0 of the exacqVision VMS included smoother control and faster response for a number of IP PTZ cameras. With the 6.2 release, these improvements have now been expanded to include more camera manufacturers including Pelco, ACTi, Hikvision and UDP. You’ll really notice these improvements when using the exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard.


Expanded Support for Client-Side Dewarping with Panoramic/Fisheye Cameras

Exacq continues to build on its list of supported panoramic or “fisheye” cameras that allow for client-side dewarping. With client-side dewarping the entire panoramic field of view is always available–whether the user is in live or recorded mode. This works with the exacqVision client, the web browser client and even with the Exacq Mobile app. Client-side panoramic dewarping is more resource efficient, recording one video stream and eliminating the possibility of redundant recording. Version 6.2 of exacqVision adds client-side dewarping for the Illustra 825 and the Samsung SNV-7010 fisheye/panoramic cameras.

Client-Based Panoramic Dewarping

Supported client-based dewarping cameras and technology partners include:

New IP Camera Support

We’ve added support for over 80 new IP cameras models in the exacqVision 6.2 release, bringing the total number of IP cameras supported to nearly 2000!

IP Cameras

New native driver support for the following cameras is included in this release:

American Dynamics

  • Illustra FlexIllustra 825  360° Fisheye camera now with client-side dewarping
  • Illustra 625 PTZ camera now with “Pattern and Peel”
  • Illustra 610 Compact Mini Bullet

Samsung

  • SNV-7010 Fisheye with client-side dewarping
  • Multi-StrSamsung Logoeam support for:
    • SND-6013
    • SNV-6013
    • SND-7084
    • SNV-7084

Panasonic

  • PanasonicWV-SFN611L
  • WV-SFR611L
  • WV-SFN631L
  • WV-SFR631L

Bosch

  • BoschMulti-stream support
  • FLEXIDOME IP micro 5000

Sony

  • SonySNC-HM662 Fisheye with client-side dewarping

Canon

  • VB-S800D
  • canon logoVB-S31D PTZ
  • VB-S30D PTZ
  • VB-S900F

ONVIFONVIF IP Camera Integrations

  • DSC – 2 new models
  • Dahua – 25 new models
  • Speco techonologies – 8 new models
  • Flexwatch – 5 new models
  • Dynacolor – 1 new model
  • ZTE – 10 new models


Web & Mobile Clients

Active DirectoryWeb Service AD/LDAP Support

  • Mobile and Web Client users can now use domain credentials
  • Log into web service, client software and Windows/Linux with the same account
  • LDAPEasier for your IT department to administer users

Web Client

The Web Client now supports:

  • Thumbnail Search
  • Timeline Search


exacqVision ESM Version 2.6

Several new enhancements are included in the release of exacqVision Enterrprise System Manager (ESM) 2.6 including:

Email Rules Engine design overhaul

  • Define rules using natural language “If-Then” structure
  • Create specific event start/stop rules
  • Create specific rules for different servers, cameras and server groups
  • HTML email format (prettier)

ESM Email

ESM Server Versions Page

  • Overhaul of GUI layout to improve usability
  • Identify old versions of exacqVision still deployed
  • Identify new versions of exacqVision available

ESM User Preference Persistence

  • All preferences for viewing servers, events and cameras are persisted
  • Preferences saved per user
  • Settings carry over between browsers

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

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Enterprise System Manager

Enterprise System Manager

ESM (Enterprise Server Manager) is a new, extremely powerful, browser-based health monitoring system for the exacqVision VMS (Video Management System). ESM provides extensive server health monitoring across the entire surveillance system, alerting administrators when any critical server specifications fall out of normal range. There are more than 25 user-defined warnings that can be selected by the user for immediate notification. This proactive monitoring tool helps large installations improve uptime, reduce software maintenance, and diagnose problems before they become critical.

Use ESM to:

    • Maximize the uptime of your exacqVision Enterprise servers
    • Perform an instant health assessment of all exacqVision Enterprise servers from anywhere
    • Set-up highly flexible e-mail notifications
    • Instantly assess the health of the system using the new at-a-glance dashboard
    • Reduce software maintenance time
    • Monitor camera health

ESM is supported on exacqVision systems with an exacqVision Enterprise VMS license and replaces EHM (exacqVision Health Manager). For more information, visit the Enterprise System Manager web page.

Watch our new video to learn more about ESM: