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exacqVision 7.6 Release Improves Client Performance

exacqVision 7.6, the latest release of exacqVision video management system (VMS) software, is now available from Exacq.

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exacqVision 7.6 highlights:

Improved Client Video Performance

The exacqVision client will leverage hardware H.264 decoding if present to improve the Windows, Linux and Mac client performance. Hardware acceleration increases H.264 decoding performance. To enable client hardware acceleration, go to client options and click the Calibrate button. After running the calibration, you will receive a recommended level of GPU decoding, which you can adjust with the slider bar.

The amount of performance boost hardware decoding provides will vary by the GPU resources available on the machine. For a Broadwell i7 CPU, CPU usage decreased by up to 50% for 16 camera layouts and rendered frames per second increased by 30% for 48 camera layouts.

Area Zoom

In live view, users can utilize area zoom for pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras. This allows a user to draw a box around a specific region to instantly optically zoom in to see greater detail on objects or people in the distance. Simply hold control and left click to draw the box around the area to zoom in on. This new feature is available for Axis and Illustra PTZ cameras used within exacqVision.

exacqVision area_zoom

Second Reviewer

For European customers, exacqVision has added the ability to configure enhanced privacy restrictions requiring a second reviewer to view the live video or review recorded video. Add the option to require two people to enter passwords for live, search and export actions. By default this feature is disabled. To enable this feature, contact Technical Support for a special configuration key to import on the Systems page, security tab.


Within the maps page, configure a new map, add an icon and map image. Right click the camera on the map and select the new option Show Field of View. Drag the field of view to cover the appropriate area. The new functionality also allows the field of view color to be updated to a preset list of more than 10 color options. Simply right click and select Field of View Color to change the color so it appears better on the screen. Drag and drop maps and child maps anywhere on the list.

exacqVision Mapping_Field of View Icons

Windows 10 Support

The exacqVision client and server now support Windows 10.

Faster Discovery & Camera Reconnection

The exacqVision client can now automatically discover exacqVision servers on the network. Instead of having to manually type in the IP address range and brute force scan through each address, the client will automatically scan when the client is opened. Clicking the Find button on the find systems tab will initiate a rescan to find new servers.

When a network outage occurs, exacqVision will reconnect to the camera. The IP reconnection interval has been updated to reconnect every 15 seconds for up to 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, it will attempt to reconnect every 60 seconds for up to 1 hour. After 1 hour, it will go back to searching every 5 minutes. This reconnection is available for Illustra, Axis and Arecont Vision cameras.

Exacq Mobile Search

Exacq mobile_searchExacq Mobile has enhanced search functionality. Users can quickly select a pre-defined search range from 1 minute to 30 minutes or enter a custom time search to set your own time perimeters by clicking the search icon in the upper right hand corner. In the custom time search, users can easily select the hour and minutes from the clock icon. Select up to 4 cameras to view search results.
The new toolbar layout offers easier navigation for layouts, VideoPush, Cycling through cameras and searching. VideoPush allows you to push live video to any other client. The new Cycle Through Cameras icon takes you to the next two cameras on the list. To cycle through cameras, you can also do a two-finger swipe to the left or right to navigate to cameras.

Enterprise System Manager (ESM) Remote Updates

Administrators can now perform software updates. The improved available versions page provides ESM users with quick identification of the current versions of exacqVision clients, web services and ESM itself installed across the entire environment. The Available Versions page has been updated to the Running Versions page. It shows new headers for versions, product, platform name, count and actions. Receive notifications at the top when newer versions are available.
Users can update all exacqVision clients and web services connected to ESM directly from one interface. To schedule an update, click on the calendar icon at the top next to Web Services. Simply adjust servers to update in the servers to schedule drop down menu and then select the servers you would like updated. In the additional data, you can add notes. For ESM to update itself, there is a new light bulb icon in the footer. Clicking the light bulb will allow you to schedule a system update for ESM. Users will see a message informing them the system will be going down for an update.

New IP Camera Integrations

We have added support for more than 50 new IP camera models in exacqVision 7.6 release and updated over 250 test records. exacqVision now supports nearly 3,000 IP cameras.


  • ADCi625 PTZ area zoom support
  • IPS02D2

AXISAxis Communications

  • P1364
  • M1125-E
  • P5624-E
  • P1435-LE
  • XF40-Q1765
  • M1124-E
  • Q1941-E
  • PTZ area zoom support

Arecont VisionArecont Vision

  • SurroundVideo G5 Series

Samsung LogoSamsung

  • SNO-L6083R


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


  • I24
  • Dewarping support for B511, E929 and I73


  • IQM62N
  • IQD65N
  • IQM65N
  • IQM63W


  • Dewarping support for fisheye cameras


  • DS-2CD4535FWD-I(Z)(H)

New Integrations

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.

exacqVision 7.6 is available for download here.
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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

New icons

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


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

  • Region of Interest supported for cameras using the Illustra3 plugin.


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

Arecont VisionArecont Vision

  • MicroDome G2 Series
  • MegaVideo G5 Series


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


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


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


  • E925


  • CC8370-HV
  • FD8338-HV


  • 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

Exacq Now Integrated with Quintron Systems

exacqVision is now integrated with Quintron access control system for faster response to critical events. Quintron

  • Associate access control events to video for improved visitor identification management
  • View live and recorded video from exacqVision VMS software
  • Search and playback video connected to intrusion alarms

Quintron Integration

This integration requires exacqVision version 7.2 or later with a current exacqVision Professional or Enterprise license using AccessNsite version 7.9.5.

View more about the integration.

Jeff Davis County Schools Selects exacqVision to Improve School Safety

Jeff Davis County Schools educates nearly 3,000 students and employs more than 300 faculty members in Hazlehurst, Georgia. The school district is comprised of 4 schools: primary school, elementary school, middle school and high school.

The Challenge
Jeff Davis Schools needed to replace their aging analog system with a new, updated IP security system. Their main goals for their surveillance solution were to have better quality video and an easier management software to search for relevant video.

The Solution

exacqVision VMS at Jeff Davis Schools


  • Nate Miller
    Nathan Miller, Network Engineer, Jeff Davis Schools

    Better image quality to identify students involved in incidents

  • Saves time searching for video evidence
  • Increased school safety
  • Improved student behavior and reduced student vandalism

“The biggest differentiator that set exacqVision apart from the competitors was its intuitive and user friendly interface. Our school administrators rely on exacqVision to prove what actually happened in incidents and remove the hearsay element.”

Read the entire case study here
JD Case Study

Exacq Technologies Partners with VoloForce

The VoloForce integration provides exacqVision users with a new brand and product management retail solution

VoloForceWe are pleased to announce that exacqVision is now integrated with the VoloForce Real Cadence, a software as a service (SAAS) real-time retail execution solution. Real Cadence goes beyond loss prevention to provide retailers with a tool to manage strategic branding and store operations.

VoloForce Integration

Real Cadence by VoloForce enables exacqVision users to control their global brand appearance and improve the customer experience through operational insight. With the integration, users can visually see their product placement in each individual store throughout the world and ensure their brand is being properly executed. This integration allows corporate office users and regional store managers to associate the exacqVision video of specific retail locations with corporate checklists and brand processes within Real Cadence, saving them time and reducing operational costs of traveling to each location.

VoloForce Brochure

Video from the appropriate camera is automatically mapped to the zone within the store department. Real Cadence also connects exacqVision video to the traffic counter feature to verify the video with the number of people entering and exiting the store. At any time, a regional manager can view and receive the necessary insight into all locations operations.

This integration requires an exacqVision server with a current exacqVision Professional or Enterprise license.

Learn more about the integration with VoloForce on our Retail Integration page.

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



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.



  • 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.