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Exacq’s Upgraded Higher-Capacity Video Servers

Store More Video, Longer

Exacq’s powerful upgraded network video recorders (NVR) are designed to address significantly rising storage requirements demanded by today’s high megapixel cameras. Systems can now be configured with diverse storage options including RAID models that offer up to 216TB of available storage space. The updates – including the exacqVision A, M, and Z Series Recorders and S- Series Network Storage Server – allow you to store or archive more video than ever before and double the maximum age of stored video.

Exacq High Capacity Hard Drives

Highlights:

Z-Series: Highest performance and capacity recorders

The exacqVision Z-Series recorders provide enterprise-class video surveillance. The high-performance servers provide high-capacity storage for maximum reliability and speed. The 2U Z-Series now supports 12TB HDs with the ability to store up to 96TB while the 4U RAID configuration supports 8TB,10TB and 12TB with the ability to store up to 216TB of data.

A-Series: For standalone or enterprise environments

The exacqVision A-Series recorders are well-suited for a wide variety of applications, from standalone installations to deployment in an enterprise environment. The enhanced A-Series servers can now store up to 20TB on the desktop model, 30TB on the 2U model and 80TB on the 4U model.

M-Series: Easiest to quote, install and service

The exacqVision M-Series are cost-effective network video recorders that are easy to install and use, and include integrated PoE camera ports. M-Series now supports 2TB, 4TB and 6TB drives and are ideal for applications that require a smaller form factor while demanding reliability.

S-Series: Cost-effectively add storage

The exacqVision S-Series Network Storage servers provide a fully integrated video and audio archive solution that allows you to increase the amount of video stored or expand beyond short-term storage without having to add recorders. Using larger capacity hard drives, the S-Series is capable of storing up to 96TB on 2U models and 216TB on 4U RAID models.  Along with the expanded storage offerings, S-Series now supports Ubuntu 16.04 operating system.

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As always, the exacqVision recorders are all scalable, cross-compatible and unified through the freely distributed exacqVision client software, and every exacqVision server includes pre-configured exacqVision VMS software and a 3-year warranty with valid SSA.

For a complete list of features, photos, and specifications for the new Exacq recorders, visit our product webpage. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your sales representative.

Kantech Access Control Onboard exacqVision Recorders

The new exacqVision Kantech onboard recorders introduce exacqVision A-Series and Z-Series Windows network video recorders (NVR) that come pre-loaded and pre-licensed with Kantech EntraPass Corporate access control system at no additional cost. Having the access control system loaded onto the video server saves users hardware, power and cooling costs while also reducing the amount of rack space required.

Kantech Onboard
Powerful, cost-effective access control with Kantech Onboard 

  • Manage a few or thousands of doors with broad features of Kantech EntraPass Corporate
  • Intuitive door control and video monitoring with integrated exacqVision VMS softwareexacqVision-CameraLInks-for-Kantech-Access-Control

Save money with a complete security solution

Combining live and recorded video with access control unifies security functions as an all-in-one solution, reducing duplicate efforts and saving time and money.

  • Pre-licensed Kantech Corporate can be activated at no charge by Kantech Corporate dealers
  • Save hardware maintenance and power costs by eliminating dedicated access control server
  • Improved response time to critical alarms and events with included Exacq MobileEntraPass Web or EntraPass Go mobile app
  • Quick access to the most needed access control commands through exacqVision CameraLinks

Each exacqVision recorder includes a three-year hardware warranty and three years of exacqVision free software updates. Learn more about exacqVision Kantech onboard.

View our commonly asked questions. These recorders will be available to ship starting Monday, February 15.

If you have any questions, contact your local sales representative or call 317.845.5710.

Indiana Department of Corrections Upgrades to Exacq Security Solution

Challenge

The Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) had an antiquated surveillance system and wanted to reduce their hardware maintenance costs and system reliability. The IDOC sought a new video security system that would be easy for their employees across the state to operate and minimize their maintenance time and expenseIDOC_Logo

IN State Prison

Solution

After beta testing several security systems, the IDOC selected exacqVision Elite partner, Security Automation Systems, to standardize their statewide system with an exacqVision security solution. The solution included:

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Benefits

  • Cost effectively migrate from analog to IP video
  • Increased reliability, capacity and efficiency with exacqVision NVRs
  • Eliminated server maintenance expenses saving thousands of dollars a year
  • Drastically reduced incident investigation time
  • Improved overall operations and officers jobs
  • Strong integration with all existing camera manufacturers

“My employees kept telling me how incredibly easy the exacqVision system was to use. In no time, they were searching video to find evidence of inmate incidents without any questions or problems.”  – Kevin Orme, Director of Construction Services, Indiana Department of Correction

Read the entire case study
Learn more about migrating from analog to IP video.

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exacqVision Creates Secure Experience for Upcoming Super Cup at Dinamo Arena

The Challenge
After being selected as the host of the 2015 Supercup, Dinamo Arena needed to update their CCTV security system. The new system had to meet UEFA standards and provide a seamless way to utilize existing analog cameras and infrastructure.

Super Cup

The Solution
exacqVision provided the Arena with the most cost-effective solution to add new IP cameras and the latest video surveillance system. exacqVision gives Arena personnel greater functionality and better performance to better manage events and security.

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Benefits:

  • Compatibility with existing cameras, access control system and LED screen
  • Easier to navigate and operate
  • Cost-effective, efficient way to advance security system
  • More effective crowd management with advanced search and PTZ capabilities
  • Faster response time to critical events
  • Improves arena security operations and protect spectators

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Read the entire case study here

Storage Capacity Increased by 50% on New exacqVision Z-Series IP NVR Models

Introducing New exacqVision Z-Series IP NVR Models for Greater Capacity in One Recorder

The new exacqVision Z-Series IP network video recorders (NVR) now have 50% more maximum storage capacity. These Z-Series NVRs offer the highest performance, reliability and capacity for the most demanding video surveillance applications.z-6tb-LinkedIn

  • Increased storage capacity – Store up to 120TB of video with front accessible storage
  • Reduced rack space necessary – Higher density storage reduces rack space requirements
  • Lower power consumption – Improve energy efficiency and reliability with fewer recorders
  • Reduced cost – Purchase fewer, high density recorders to reduce your system hardware expenses

The new Z-Series IP recorders eliminate the need for purchasing multiple servers, reducing the cost of ownership. Each Z-Series IP NVR records up to 128 IP cameras, includes 8 IP camera licenses and stores up to 120TB of video.

Learn more about the exacqVision Z-Series IP recorders. See all the new Z-Series models available.

What is an exacqVision Certified Server Application (CSA)?

Certified server application (CSA) testing qualifies that third-party software will run properly on an exacqVision server simultaneously with the exacqVision server software.

Several third-party technology partners such as access control systemsvideo and retail analytics and point-of-sale (POS) systems have been tested and approved by Exacq for the exacqVision CSA. These applications can be installed and loaded on select exacqVision recorders including the exacqVision A-Series with the CPU, RAM and hard drive upgrade and any exacqVision Z-Series.

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High-End Retailer Utilizes exacqVision CSA for All-in-One Solution
CSA partners combined with exacqVision recorders can save end users the expense of additional systems. For example, an internationally known, high-end retailer wanted a solution that would integrate video surveillance and video analytics into one easy-to-manage system. They tested several competing systems in their highest trafficked store in Los Angeles on Rodeo Drive. Their goals for the test included an accurate people counting tool, easy-to-use video management software and one server that could handle all the systems simultaneously without requiring additional expenses and maintenance. After 90 days of testing, they found exacqVision and intuVision to be the ideal solution.

exacqVision Z-Series Provides Performance to Host Third-Party Software
As a result of the test, the retailer installed 15 exacqVision Z-Series network video recorders (NVRs) integrated with intuVision video analytics throughout their stores worldwide. Since the intuVision solution is approved by Exacq as a certified server application (CSA), it can be directly installed on the Z-Series recorder without the need for additional computers servers to run the analytic software.

Intuvision CSA

We invested in a better server to run all of our applications including intuVision Video Analytics on one NVR,” said the Director of Loss Prevention. “The exacqVision recorders saved us additional hardware and maintenance expenses.

With the high performance, reliability and capacity, the exacqVision Z-Series recorders delivered the power and speed needed to successfully conduct the video surveillance and run the intuVision video analytics software.

Read more about the results of this intuVision CSA implementation.

To see which third-party applications are CSA tested and approved, look for the CSA-check-logo tested icon on our Partners pages next to these applications.

Dubai Courts Rely on exacqVision

Dubai CourtsSince 1970, Dubai Courts has provided justice, equality, ingenuity, excellence, teamwork and independence

The Challenge
Dubai Courts wanted to implement a way to easily monitor day-to-day operations and easily export video of incidents. They needed a reliable server that stores video for a long period of time.

Dubai Courts Building

The Solution
Dubai Courts selected a security solution that included Arecont Vision cameras, exacqVision network video recorders (NVRs) and exacqVision video management system (VMS) software.

Dubai Courts VMS

Benefits

  • Reduces the number of disturbances
  • Easily monitor video remotely
  • Protects employees and visitors
  • Improves image quality
  • Enhanced server operation and stores video longer

Read the entire case study here.

exacqVision Z-Series Increases Reliability with Hot Spare Drive Option

The new hot spare drive option for the exacqVision Z-Series recorders automatically replaces a failed disk with a hot spare to make sure you’re still recording data from your VMS. Users can define one or more drives as hot spares when ordering a Z-Series recorder, allowing them to repair RAID volumes faster.

Hot Spare Drive

The Z-Series offers the highest performance, reliability and capacity recorders for the most demanding video surveillance applications. These recorders are now available at a lower cost.

Z-Series

Performance:

  • Continuously record up to 1,200 Mbps of video
  • Records up to 128 multi-megapixel cameras per recorder
  • Simultaneously connect up to 500 PC clients or 100 web/mobile clients

Reliability:

  • No single power source failure
  • No single disk failure
  • No single network failure

Capacity:

Hot Spare  Drive Option Part Numbers:
Part# 5000-32002 – 2TB Hot Spare Drive
Part# 5000-34002 – 4TB Hot Spare Drive

See the maximum hot spare drives per recorder.

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

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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)

 

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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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exacqVision Z-Series: Better performance, lower cost

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The exacqVision Z-Series recorders for demanding applications

Performance

Record many high megapixel or multi-imager cameras Many simultaneous client connections

Reliability

No single power source failure No single disk failure No single network failure

Capacity

Store over 90 days of video Easily expandable to years of storage with exacqVision S-Series

  • High Performance Video Storage
    • Record up to 128 high resolution and 64 analog cameras
    • Surge capacity: record 200% of rated video for 15-30 seconds

Z-HD Cameras

  • High Performance Client
    • Ideal for many simultaneous client connections

Z Clients

  • High Performance Network Interface
      • 2×1 Gbps (Standard)
        • Up to 600 Mbps single stream recording
        • Isolated camera / client networks
      • 4×1 Gbps (Optional)
        • Ideal for 600-1200 Mbps recording and multi-streaming
        • NIC bonding eliminates single point of network failure
      • 2×1 Gbps +2×10 Gbps (Optional)
        • High capacity archiving/extended storage with exacqVision S-Series
        • NIC bonding eliminates single point of network failure
  • High Reliability Storage with RAID
    • Continuous recording without video loss during drive failure
    • RAID 5: Protect against single drive failure
    • RAID 6: Protect against two drive failures
  • Hot Swap Drives
    • Uninterrupted operation during drive replacement

Hot Swap Drives

  • Hot Spare Drive Option (available December 2014)
    • Even lower risk of complete storage failure
    • Automatically replaces failed drive with hot spare
    • RMA bad drive (becomes new hot spare)
  • Solid State Operating System Drive
    • No moving parts for highest reliability
    • Very fast boot-up

Solid State

  • High Reliability Power
    • Redundant power supplies
    • Continue recording even when one power source fails

Z-Series Power

  • High Reliability Monitoring
    • Monitor hardware health in exacqVision
    • E-mail/text notification of warnings/failures
    • Comprehensive video system monitoring in single exacqVision application
  • High Capacity Storage
    • Impressive internal storage for high definition video
    • Expandable storage with exacqVision S-Series
      • Add up to 320TB (Windows)
      • Add up to 1.6PB (Linux)

Z Storage

The  Z-Series NVRs deliver more for your most demanding surveillance applications. tweetthis

Visit the exacqVision Z-Series product page to learn more.