Version 2.9 of exacqVision IP video surveillance software has been released. This latest release, compatible with all hybrid and NVR exacqVision systems, continues the quest for rapid, incremental releases to roll out new features and enhancements quickly.
Version 2.9 can be downloaded here. Key Features in the Version 2.9 Release:
- Megapixel Camera Cropping – save bandwidth and file size
- Soft Trigger Event Buttons – Create user-defined event buttons on the client.
- Linux Release – Now available in Linux or Windows across the entire product line, same feature set on each.
- 48-Camera View – For wide-screen monitors
- Right-Click Camera Properties – view/set camera properties with just one click
- IP Camera Enhancements – expanded functionality with Axis and Panasonic
- POS/ATM Enhancements – Definable in number of days up to two years
Here are some of these features in detail:
Megapixel Camera Cropping
The IP megapixel cameras from IQeye and Arecont Vision can produce spectacular images with great detail. With those increased-resolution images also comes increased file sizes and increased network bandwidth usage.
In many cases, there are areas in each megapixel camera image that are not necessary to view or record. For example, an exterior camera aimed at a parking lot may also include sky or buildings or landscaping in the view, which you do not need to record. With the new Cropping feature of exacqVision, you can crop out those areas you donâ€™t wish to record, thereby maintaining the high-resolution for the areas you do want to see, but reducing file sizes and network bandwidth usage. This feature is particularly useful for systems that may have a large number of IP megapixel cameras connected.
Roger and Dan put together a video for this feature:
Soft Trigger Event Buttons
This is a feature that allows client buttons to be created that can perform any definable task, created through the exacqVision Event Linking feature. For example, on a client station monitoring a remote location, a soft trigger button can be created that lets the person monitoring that site unlock a door at the remote location to let someone in. This is a powerful feature. Roger and Dan put together this video to explain it:
The exacqVision Linux release is now out. Beginning with Version 2.9, exacqVision software will be available in both Windows and Linux. The Linux release, based on the Ubuntu 6.06 distribution, is identical in functionality and features to the Windows version. The two releases are completely compatible: Windows clients can be connected to Linux servers, and Linux clients can be connected to Windows servers; you can have any mix of Windows and Linux clients and servers.
Ordering is easy: any exacqVision Hybrid server or exacqVision NVR server is available in either Windows or Linux; with a ‘-L’ added to the part number for the Linux version. For software-only purchases to be installed on existing servers, the part numbers are the same; we generate a license key that is the same for either Windows or Linux.
Both the Windows software and the Linux software are now available on our Downloads page.
A new 8×6 48-camera live view is available on all clients running on wide-screen monitors. This is especially useful when running one or more large-screen monitors.
Right-Click Camera Properties
A long-requested exacqVision feature had been added: the ability to see camera properties without having to leave the Live View page. A right-click in any camera window now has the added feature to show that camera’s properties:
- system name
- manufacturer and model number
- IP address
- MAC address
- firmware version
- Current resolution and frame rate
- Direct link to camera’s setup page
Among other things, this feature is especially useful if you want to quickly change attributes or text overlay on a given camera.
IP Camera Enhancements
Panasonic: New support for the Panasonic NW-484S i-Pro Super Dynamic III Vandal Proof Network Fixed Dome Camera. Version 2.9 also improves efficiencies and compatibilities across the Panasonic camera line.
Axis: exacqVision now controls unique PTZ cameras on each input of the Axis multi-input video servers: 240Q, 241Q and 241QA.
Improved POS and ATM data retention, now definable in days from 1 to 730 days (2 years).
We’ve made rapid progress in the last year, with incremental releases averaging about every 2 months. Here are some highlights of the most recent releases:
exacqVision Version 2.8 release (October 31, 2007)
exacqVision Version 2.7 release (August 8, 2007)
exacqVision Version 2.6 release (June 19, 2007)
exacqVision Version 2.5 release (May 7, 2007)
exacqVision Version 2.4 release (March 27, 2007)
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 version can always be downloaded from our Downloads page, or you can click on ‘Check for Updates‘ within the ‘About‘ box in the exacqVision software.