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VideoPush for Mobile and Faster Camera Discovery Highlight the exacqVision 6.8 Release

The latest version of the exacqVision Video Management System (VMS), Version 6.8, is now available. The focus of this release centers around VideoPush for Exacq Mobile and faster camera discovery through EasyConnect. With added support for over 75 new cameras in this release and 250 new test records, the exacqVision VMS now supports nearly 2,300 IP camera models.

exacqVision 6.0 logoexacqVision 6.8 is available for download


Faster Camera Discovery

The EasyConnect feature on the exacqVision VMS allows users to find, assign, address and connect certain IP cameras to their network automatically. Camera scanning for EasyConnect in exacqVision 6.8 has been improved to find more cameras on busy and noisy networks, including cameras on different subnets.

  • More efficient: Scans complete in about half the time
  • Better performance: Find more cameras on busy networks
  • Hardened: Avoid conflicts with other services using discovery ports

EasyConnect


 64-bit exacqVision for Windows®

Windows 64Use the exacqVision 6.8 64-bit version for improved operating system memory management for environments with high input/output (I/O) demands.

How to upgrade to 64-bit?


exacqVision Groups Enhancements

The exacqVision 6.8 groups page allows you to create logical groups of cameras and other items connected to one or more systems. This is useful when you have a large number of cameras spread across multiple buildings or a campus, and you would like to place cameras in logically named groups such as first floor or second floor instead of viewing your cameras in default groups based on their connection to the systems.

With exacqVision 6.8, you can now upload and assign custom icons to groups, making it easier to find groups of interest at a glance. You can now also sort items within a group.

Groups


VideoPush for Exacq Mobile

exacqVision 6.8 now supports video push to mobile devices. VideoPush gives exacqVision Enterprise users the ability to instantly push selected cameras, layouts, tours, groups or entire views to another exacqVision client monitor, such as a public view monitor (PVM), video wall and now to mobile devices.

This feature allows video to be sent and shared with officers on patrol or other remotely stationed personnel for on-the-go collaboration. For example, when users identify a suspicious event occurring in an area, the video can immediately be pushed directly to the mobile device of a person closest to that area.

video push mobile

VideoPush is available in the exacqVision Enterprise VMS at no extra cost, with no limitation on the number of public view monitors, video wall, or mobile device connections.


Exacq Mobile H.264 and other Mobile Improvements

Several usability improvements have been added to Exacq Mobile in this release including:

  • H.264 video compression format (also known as MPEG-4) playback support for iOS, Android, and Windows phone devices. This enhancement saves bandwidth and CPU on the server running the web service. The video is either streamed or transcoded to H.264 based on mobile device performance
  • Improved mobile device responsiveness, allowing touch-drag of cameras to display camera freeze frame while dragging
  • Pressed Exacq Mobile buttons now clearly show the pressed-button state
  • Exacq Mobile icons have been redesigned for better visibility and recognition

Exacq Mobile

  • View cameras by group, as defined in the exacqVision client. With support for groups, Exacq Mobile users can quickly view relevant cameras.
  • The Web Client now offers more configuration support of exacqVision recorders, including the System Information page and Add Cameras page, with the ability to enable/disable cameras and manually add new cameras.


Enterprise System Manager (ESM) Version 3.2

ESM Backup Configuration

Automate the backup of recorder configurations in Enterprise System Manager (ESM) 3.2. Administrators can schedule backups (exports) of multiple recorder configurations at once. These backups are stored on the ESM server and can be restored (imported) to the recorder to “reset” the recorder to a known earlier good state. This ability to configure and schedule exports on multiple servers simultaneously eases the management of large environments.

  • Export recorder configurations to ESM (backup)
  • Import recorder configuration from ESM (restore)
  • Exports are manually executed server by server
  • Imports (restores) can be scheduled and performed in bulk

ESM Event Duration Rules

Short events that occur frequently can result in hundreds or even thousands of entries in a batch email notifications. With ESM 3.2, you can filter those events from triggering multiple notifications using the new “lasts for at least” rule. This ensures that the event duration lasts long enough to warrant a notification.

Last for at least rule

ESM Bulk Server Edits

You can now edit all of the servers in the ESM server list using the new bulk edits option. Click on the new bulk edit iconbulk edit icon to update basic connection properties that should be the same on every recorder. The bulk edits feature also allows you to delete all servers in the list .

Bulk Edit


New IP Camera Support

We’ve added support for more than 75 new IP camera models in the exacqVision 6.8 release and updated over 250 new test records, bringing the total number of supported IP cameras to nearly 2,300!

IP Cameras

New IP Cameras

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

IllustraIllustra Flex

Now supported with Illustra3 plugin

  • Enables 4 motion windows in upcoming firmware version 3.0.X

Illustra EssentialsIllustra Essentials

  • IPC-HD1100CN
  • IPC-HD2200CN
  • IPC-HFW1100SN
  • IPC-HFW2200SN
  • IPC-HDW1100SN
  • IPC-HDW2200SN

AxisAxis Communications

  • P3365
  • Q3505
  • P3214
  • Q8414-LVS
  • Q6045-MKII PTZ
  • Digest authentication support

ACTiACTi

  • Client-side dewarping now available on the following camera models:
    • E919
    • E923
    • I51
    • I71
    • E98
    • E15
    • E16
  • Native driver support for the following models:
    • B24
    • B45
    • B27
    • B44
    • B41
    • B25
    • B84
    • B47
    • B81
    • B21
    • B85
    • I71

PanasonicPanasonic

  • WV-SPW631(LT)
  • WV-SFV611(L)
  • WV-SPN311
  • WV-SPW611(L)
  • WV-SPN310
  • WV-SPN631
  • WV-SPN611

PelcoPelco

  • P1220 PTZ

SamsungSamsung

  • Support for receiving analytic events

SonySony

  • SNC-VB632D

vivotekVivotek

  • FE8180
  • FD8154
  • FD8367
  • FD8169
  • FD8373
  • FD8165
  • FD8155
  • FD8173
  • FD8167
  • FE8391
  • SD8364E PTZ

 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

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EasyConnect and VideoPush Highlight the exacqVision 6.4 Release

The new EasyConnect feature found in exacqVision 6.4 provides the power of IP cameras with the simplicity of analog. With EasyConnect, IP cameras are not only discovered through the exacqVision client, they can also be assigned IP addresses and then automatically connected to a recorder—all from the same place. exacqVision 6.4 also includes the new VideoPush expanded video wall feature which allows user to push cameras, layouts, tours, groups and even views to other client users or public view monitors (PVMs) with a simple drag-and-drop control. Other highlights of the latest release include multi-location archiving, live view export, case management export and over 130 new IP camera integrations. In addition to updating exacqVision, we’ve improved the exacqVision web browser client and Exacq Mobile app, and updated Enterprise System Manger (ESM). We are also pleased to announce the availability of our new E-Series Encoders.

exacqVision 6.0 logo

exacqVision 6.4 is available for download at https:exacq.com/download

Other new items in this release:

Watch the exacqVision 6.4 Overview Video


EasyConnectEasyConnect

The power of IP cameras with the simplicity of analog.

EasyConnectThe new EasyConnect feature allows users to find, assign and address certain IP cameras to their network automatically. The exacqVision client scans the network to find new IP cameras and, with a few clicks, the selected cameras are assigned IP addresses and connected to a server.  This feature saves time and greatly simplifies the process of adding IP cameras to a modern day, network-based video surveillance solution.

  • Eliminates need to use additional utilities
  • Reduces camera configuration time and effort
  • Makes connecting IP video cameras as easy as analog

EasyConnect supports IP cameras from multiple camera manufacturers with plans to expand compatibility to most or all of the leading brands. The initial launch includes support for Illustra and Illustra Flex cameras from American Dynamics, as well as support for IP cameras from Axis Communications and Arecont Vision. EasyConnect also works with the new E-Series line of encoders from Exacq Technologies.

EasyConnect Devices

 Watch our EasyConnect video to learn more.

EasyConnect from Exacq makes connecting to IP cameras as easy as analog.
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VideoPushVideoPush

More than just a video wall, VideoPush gives exacqVision Enterprise users the ability to instantly push selected cameras, layouts, tours, groups or entire views to another exacqVision client monitor, such as a public view monitor (PVM) or a video wall. Ideal for retail applications, VideoPush adds the opportunity for collaborative viewing of video between multiple locations and users. For example, when users identify a suspicious event occurring in one of their stores, the video can immediately be pushed directly to a video wall or to another exacqVision user’s monitor for immediate review of the situation to take the appropriate action.VideoPush Illustration

 

VideoPush is available in the exacqVision Enterprise VMS at no extra cost, with no limitation on the number of public view monitors or video wall connections.

Watch our VideoPush video to learn more.


Multi-Location Archiving

With exacqVision 6.4 advanced archiving, you can now archive video to multiple locations, such as the exacqVision S-Series storage servers or any CIFS network share. In addition, you can base your archive on camera, event type, or by setting up an archive schedule.Archive


Live View Image Export

With exacqVision 6.4 you can now export an image without having to leave the live view screen of the exacqVision client. Simply right-click and choose the “Save Image As..” option.

Export Live Page


Case Management Export

Now all bookmarks in a case can be exported in one easy step, eliminating the work of exporting individual bookmarks. If exporting to an exacqPlayer .EXE file, bookmarks are individually indexed. If exporting to .AVI or .MOP formats, individual video files are created for each bookmarked video stream. bookmark export


New IP Camera Support

We’ve added support for over 130 new IP cameras models in the exacqVision 6.4 release and updated over 300 new test records, bringing the total number of supported IP cameras to nearly 2100!

IP Cameras

EasyConnect

EasyConnect support has been added to the Illustra, Axis, and Arecont Vision lines of IP cameras.

New native driver support and updates for the following camera manufacturers included in this release: New Cameras


ONVIF Integrations ONVIF Integrations


Client-Based Panoramic Dewarping

exacqVision 6.4 supports client-based dewarping of panoramic cameras. Camera-based dewarping provides the same view for all users and is resource intensive, recording multiple and possibly redundant video streams. Client-based dewarping gives every user independent PTZ control. Client-based panoramic dewarping is much more resource efficient, recording only one stream of video. Client-based panoramic dewarping is available on PC, web, and mobile clients. Currently, exacqVision 6.4 client-based dewarping is supported by these technology partners: Client-based dewarping partners


Improved Web & Mobile Clients

SpeedSearch is now available on the web client with exacqVision 6.4, providing an ideal interface for scrubbing through video over lower bandwidth connects. SpeedSearch Exacq Mobile version 3.8 now supports easier live monitoring, allowing you to set-up a tour of views. In addition, camera selection now supports long-press to clear and select new cameras, with better visual indication of selected cameras. Exacq Mobile


ESM Version 2.8

ESM 2.8 now supports mapping of active directory (AD/LDAP) groups to ESM server groups. Organizing ESM servers is now easier with nested ESM server groups, allowing you to define parent-child relationships. Users can only see servers in their group or child groups.

ESM Server Groups


E-SeriesE-Series Encoders

We are excited to announce the launch of our new E-Series Encoders. The E-Series Encoders are available in 1 and 4 channel models and are fully integrated with exacqVision, providing users with audio, PTZ control, alarm I/O and motion detection. Only 1 camera license is required per device. The E-Series Encoders will be available to order at the end of the month. E-Series


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 5.4 Release Now Available

The latest version of the exacqVision Video Management System (VMS), Version 5.4 is now available.Version 5.4 is part of the exacqVision quarterly software release schedule and is available to all users with an up-to-date Software Subscription Agreement (SSA) at no charge. Version 5.4 makes significant additions and improvements to the exacqVision VMS with the addition of significant IP camera models and IP camera functionality, our first phase of video archiving, simplified software updates, a new web service and more.

exacqVision 5.4

exacqVision 5.4 is available for download at https:exacq.com/download

New exacqVision 5.4 features include:


exacqVision 5.4 Feature Overview Video


exacqVision Archiving – Phase 1 (Seamless Archive Drive Search)
exacqVision
 5.4 introduces the first of three phases to archiving. With this phase, the search feature of exacqVision retrieves video from both the local video server and a separate Search Archive drive seamlessly, with the results displayed as if all of the video was originating from the same server.  Video is archived to the Search Archive drive using Windows backup or Linux batch file protocols.

exacqVision Archive Map


New Direct Driver Support for Samsung IP Cameras
Samsung has quickly become one of the largest IP camera manufacturers in the industry. With the newly developed native driver, exacqVision now supports nearly 90% of Samsung’s IP camera/encoder product offerings.
Samsung Camera and Logo
Supported Samsung Model Series:

  • 1000 Series: 1001, 1011, 1080
  • 3000 Series: SN* -3000, 3002, 3080, 3082
  • 3371 / 3302 Series
  • 5000 Series: SN* -5000, 5010, 5011, 5061, 5080
  • 5200 Series
  • 6200 Series
  • 7000 Series: SN*-7000, 7001, 7002, 7061, 7080 7082
  • 3100 SN series, SPE Series encoders (supported via ONVIF Profile S)


Nearly 200 New IP Cameras Added and/or Tested
The latest version of the exacqVision VMS includes new IP camera compatibility with nearly 200 different camera models from major manufacturers.

DIRECT DRIVER SUPPORT: In addition to adding entirely new direct drivers for Samsung in the latest version of exacqVision we have also added new camera models for a number of our partners:

IP Cameras supported with driver

ONVIF PROFILE S SUPPORT: ONVIF Profile S is now supported by exacqVision, paving the way for faster, more complete ONVIF integration. Camera testing based on ONVIF Profile S and existing direct drivers has been conducted or started for the following manufacturers:

ONVIF Supported IP Cameras


Enhanced Client Control for Fisheye/Panoramic IP Cameras
Support for specialized 360 degree fisheye/panoramic cameras and lenses from partners like Vivotek and ImmerVision have been enhanced to include more direct control of the various viewing styles directly from the exacqVision client.  Users can now choose different modes to view panoramic, panamorphic, and fisheye cameras. The new Fisheye menu includes the following options:

  • Disable – turns off the seleced Fisheye mode
  • Dewarp – flattens the image so that you can move around within the image
  • Panorama – spreads the entire image out into a single view
  • Dual View – flattens the image into two sections viewable from the same video panel
Dewarp, Panorama, and Dual View
These de-warping features are also available during playback from the client and in exported video clips using the exacqVision Media Player.

De-warping in exacqVision Player


Support for New Axis M3007 Panoramic Camera
exacqVision
5.4 adds support for the new Axis M3007 camera. The M3007 is a panoramic camera that also provides multiple video streams. Both of these features are supported with version 5.4 and can be viewed and controlled from the exacqVision client software resulting in several unique panoramic views being available from a single camera.

Axis Panoramic Camera Views


Simplified and Automated Software Updates
Automated and remote updating of your exacqVision software is a centralized, time-saving way of making sure you have the latest software on your systems.

REMOTE SERVER UPDATES (available with any server running exacqVision) – With version 5.4, you can now update the server software on a system remotely. With internet access enabled, exacqVision will check for available server software updates from exacq.com and will download the newest update based on your SSA end date.  If the server does not have internet access, the update can be downloaded and installed on a network drive with a specified location for the server to perform the update. Once configured, the system will display the status of the update during installation and provide an audit log.
exacqVision Remote UpdatesAUTOMATED MULTI-SERVER UPDATES (available with exacqVision Enterprise and EHM option) – The exacqVision Enterprise Health Manager (EHM) now supports automated scheduled updates of multiple servers. Closed system updates can be accomplished by downloading the update and installing it on a network accessible drive. A valid SSA and Enterprise license is required.

exacqVision Enterprise Health Manager Updates


New Camera Configuration Page
exacqVision
5.4 offers a completely redesigned camera page on the Camera Recording and Enterprise Cameras pages. With this new design, subsets of cameras can be selected using filters on the left side of the screen. Selected cameras can then be configured all at once rather than individually. This should greatly speed up the camera setup process for large installations.

Camera Configuration PageCamera Configuration Details


Latest exacqVision Web Service / Thin Client for Browsers
Coinciding with the release of exacqVision 5.4 is the release of Version 2.8 of the exacqVision Web Service. The web service allows you to access your servers using an internet web browser on a computer or smart phone. The latest version has been updated to more closely match the client software. Search time boxes and control buttons have been added and video metadata is displayed. To see a live demo of the exacqVision thin client, click here and choose the “Advanced” option.
exacqVision Web Service


Recent Releases
With this release we continue to make rapid progress with exacqVision, and incremental releases hit quarterly with new features and functionality. The full release history of exacqVision VMS is here:
exacqVision Release History

Download and Installation
As always, the latest versions of exacqVision client and server software can easily and quickly be copied over existing versions while retaining all user settings. The latest versions are available through ‘Check for Updates‘ in the ‘About‘ box in the exacqVision software.

exacqVision Server software is available in both Windows and Linux versions, and the exacqVision client software is available in Windows, Linux and Macintosh native versions. Any version of exacqVision client can connect to any version of exacqVision server.

Download exacqVision Software here: http://exacq.com/downloads

Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try

exacqVision 4.5 Released

exacqVision 4.5Version 4.5 of exacqVision Video Management Software has just been released. This latest release, compatible with all exacqVision Hybrid and IP video surveillance systems, incorporates new features and enhancements, and continues our quest for rapid, incremental updates.

Version 4.5 is available for download here. Key features in the 4.5 Release include:

  • Serial keywords used as Event Linking and Monitoring Sources
  • New RTSP Plugin – Video/Audio Streaming from RTSP Devices
  • ONVIF PTZ & Presets added
  • Samsung 5000-Series IP Cameras Supported through ONVIF
  • Bosch ONVIF Enhancements
  • New Panasonic WJ-GXE500 encoder support
  • Panasonic protocol analog PTZ enhancements
  • Audio support for Panasonic IP cameras
  • Arecont – privacy mask enabled in latest models
  • Enterprise System License Management from My Systems Page
  • Finnish Language Support

Here are some of the features in detail:


Serial Keywords used as Event Linking and Monitoring Sources
A major new feature in 4.5 is the ability to create unique events on serial keywords, either from UART or IP serial ports. By tapping into the power of exacqVision event linking, creating unique events on serial keywords greatly enhances the configurability of exacqVision to act on events. Some of the key uses of this are:

Point of Sale (POS) – By using keywords, specific red-flag transactions could be subject to additional scrutiny, such as logging, e-mail alerts, move to a specific PTZ preset, etc. The keyword events are also visible in the graphical search timeline, creating an easy path for case building.

Video Analytics – Using the event per keyword also opens up support for a host of video analytic packages. In particular, keywords used with the new RTSP plugin (also in 4.5) enable the use of the full analytic functions with VideoIQ IP cameras (discussed further below).

Access Control – Using keywords with access control systems can enable video recording or other actions. Keywords can come from an access control server, or directly from IP readers.

Easy to Deploy – Using keywords with exacqVision’s powerful event linking function means integrators can easily configure systems to respond to a wide variety of events, all with zero programming.

Keyword Demo – We’ve setup a web page to demo the event-per-keyword functionality, here:
http://www.exacq.com/epk

In this demo, you can type in "clock" or "front door" or "side door" or "disco" or combinations of keywords. Pre-defined event linking will swing the PTZ camera to those locations and, if selected, turn on the famous Exacq disco ball via the relay outputs.

Exacq Event Per Keyword demo
 


New RTSP Plugin – Video/Audio Streaming from RTSP Devices
Version 4.5 includes a new Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) plugin, enabling the connecting of a wide variety of video devices including a large population of IP cameras. RTSP is a widely-used streaming protocol, and most every IP camera vendor supports it to one degree or another. Our RTSP plugin is based on live555, which is the code base for many streaming applications, including the ubiquitous VLC.

VideoIQVideoIQ Analytic Cameras – A key benefit of this plugin, combined with the Keyword eventing above, is the ability to use the video analytics found in VideoIQ cameras. Version 4.5 allows the connection of any VideoIQ IP camera, and enables actions to happen based on analytic events from the camera. Analytics available in VideoIQ cameras include:

• Perimeter protection
• Virtual fence or “tripwire”
• Unmanned site protection
• Crowd formation monitoring
• Direction of travel monitoring
• Outdoor inventory control
• Indoor object removed

Large Variety of RTSP Cameras – RTSP is broadly used by IP camera vendors, and as such the RTSP plugin enables the use of most every IP camera, from consumer-grade up through the highest-end cameras. RTSP does not support motion detection at the edge, but is useful when basic video streaming form just about any camera is necessary. A fairly comprehensive listing of available RTSP-supported IP cameras is here.
 


ONVIFONVIF PTZ and Presets Support
The exacqVision ONVIF plugin has been enhanced, adding PTZ, PTZ presets, and relay outputs to the supported commands. 
 


SamsungSamsung 5000-Series IP Cameras Supported through ONVIF
Support has been added through ONVIF for the latest generation of Samsung IP cameras, the 5000-Series.  These megapixel box and dome cameras include the following models:

SNB-5000
SND-5080
SND-5080F
SNV-5080

The Samsung 5000-Series IP cameras mut have firmware 1.32_110201 or newer.
 


Bosch IP camera support in exacqVision 4.4 VMSBosch ONVIF Enhancements
Support for Bosch cameras under ONVIF has been enhanced, adding the ability to select both resolution and compression type.
 


PanasonicNew Panasonic WJ-GXE500 encoder support
Support has been added for the Panasonic WJ-GXE500 4-Channel H.264 Real-Time Network Video Encoder.

Panasonic GXE-500

 

Panasonic protocol analog PTZ enhancements
Support had been added for Menu, Flip and Pattern Programming on Panasonic-protocol analog PTZ cameras.

Panasonic PTZ menu
 

Audio support for Panasonic IP cameras
Audio decode support for G726-type audio has been added for the latest generation of Panasonic IP cameras:


Arecont VisionArecont – privacy mask enabled in latest models
The privacy mask functionality has been added for the latest models of Arecont megapixel IP cameras:

AV1315
AV1325
AV2815
AV2825
AV2805

AV10005  (with firmware 65191/2 or newer)


System License Management Enhancements on My Systems Page
In Version 4.5 the process of managing and updating system licenses has been greatly enhanced, and can be done right from the My Systems page. Whether a single license key for a single server, or hundreds of license keys for an enterprise installation, the process has been made quick and easy.

Individual License Update –To update individual system license keys, go to the My Systems page, right click on any system in the Subscription column, select Update, and select either Update License from file or Update License from text.

Batch License Update – For enterprise installations with dozens or even hundreds of servers, license update is now entirely automated. A single .CSV file with all MAC addresses and License Keys is generated by Exacq. The user simply imports that one file and it applies the license keys to all servers. The user can also easily export all server license keys for easy updating.

exacqVision import license feature


Finnish Language Support
Finnish localization support has been added to Version 4.5.

This brings a total of 18 languages supported in exacqVision, including English, French, German, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Spanish, Catalan/Valencian, Polish, Slovak, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Hungarian.
 


Recent Releases
With this release we continue to make rapid progress with exacqVision, and incremental releases have hit about every 2 months. A large number of new features have been added in a short period of time. You can see the full release history of exacqVision here:
exacqVision Release History

Download and Installation
As always, the latest versions of exacqVision client and server software can easily and quickly be copied over existing versions while retaining all user settings. The latest versions can always be downloaded from the exacqVision Downloads page, or you can click on ‘Check for Updates‘ within 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 4.4 Released

exacqVision 4.4Version 4.4 of exacqVision Video Management Software has just been released. This latest release, compatible with all exacqVision Hybrid and IP video surveillance systems, incorporates new features and enhancements, and continues our quest for rapid, incremental updates.

Version 4.4 is available for download here. Key features in the 4.4 Release include:

  • Bosch IP camera support via ONVIF
  • Export to Quicktime enhancements
  • Enhanced ‘My Systems’ reporting and functionality
  • ACTi privacy mask support
  • German translation update

Here are some of the features in detail:


Bosch IP camera support in exacqVision 4.4 VMSBosch IP Camera support via ONVIF
exacqVision now supports several models of Bosch IP cameras through ONVIF. The Bosch IP cameras support H.264 video compression and include the new AutoDome Easy II IP cameras, the Dinon 2X D/N IP cameras, and the FlexiDome 2X D/N IP cameras.

The Bosch IP camera models supported include:

NBN-498-22P – Dinion2X D/N IP Cameras
VEZ-221-ECCEIVA – AutoDome Easy II IP Cameras
NDN-498V09-21P – FlexiDome2X D/N IP Cameras

Bosch IP camera firmware version 4.11.1 or later is required for ONVIF support.

Bosch IP camera

 


QuickTime and exacqVision 4.4Export to Quicktime enhancements
New additions for Quicktime video exports include on-screen text overlay.

Quicktime video can be exported from exacqVision Mac, Linux and Windows clients.

exacqVision 4.4 Quicktime export with text


Enhanced ‘My Systems’ reporting and functionality
Two new features have been added to the exacqVision ‘My Systems’ page. The first is the ability to connect to any server immediately without adding it to the list of servers that connect automatically. This is particularly useful in enterprise deployments of large amounts of servers.

exacqVision 4.4 My Systems page

Additionally, a new column has been added on the My Systems page indicating the days of recorded video that are on each server, another useful tool in large enterprise deployments.

exacqVision 4.4 days recorded video


ACTi Privacy Mask
The Privacy Mask mode in ACTi IP cameras is now supported, allowing the administrator to define non-visible areas of the video image.

exacqVision 4.4 ACTi privacy mask

exacqVision 4.4 ACTi privacy mask closeup


German Translation Update
Enhancements have been made to the German translation of exacqVision. exacqVision VMS software now has 14 unique language translations.

New German translation in exacqVision 4.4


Recent Releases
With this release we continue to make rapid progress with exacqVision, and incremental releases have hit about every 2 months. A large number of new features have been added in a short period of time. You can see the full release history of exacqVision here:
exacqVision Release History

Download and Installation
As always, the latest versions of exacqVision client and server software can easily and quickly be copied over existing versions while retaining all user settings. The latest versions can always be downloaded from the exacqVision Downloads page, or you can click on ‘Check for Updates‘ within 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.

Exacq at Security Essen 2010

Security Essen 2010We are once again getting ready for Security Essen, the semiannual physical security tradeshow held in Essen, Germany, October 4-7, 2010.

Exacq’s booth is Hall 5 #120K in the USA Pavilion. We’ll be showing the latest features in exacqVision, including the new ONVIF compatibility in exacqVision 4.4, the latest features in Exacq Mobile, our iPhone & iPad app, and a new Enterprise Health Monitor program that provides monitoring, assessment and action for exacqVision system health events in a large enterprise video surveillance deployment.

ONVIFOn Thursday, Oct 7, Exacq will be participating in the ONVIF Public Plugfest & Reception, held in the New York Hall in the Essen Trade Fair grounds. Exacq is one of the sponsoring exhibitors of the Essen ONVIF Plugfest, and we’ll be showing certified compatibility between exacqVision and ONVIF-compatible IP camera models from Axis and Bosch, including the Axis M1031-W Wireless Network Camera and the Bosch NBN-498-22P Dinion2X D/N IP Camera.

More information on Security Essen is available here.

Exacq at PSA-TEC 2010

Exacq at PSA-TEC 2010We have just returned from PSA-TEC 2010, the annual education, training and technology event that PSA Security Network holds for its members. We have found PSA-TEC to be of considerable value to us, as it affords us the opportunity to spend some in-depth time with the PSA member resellers.

One of the most important parts of the conference is the training sessions. We held one of our day-long exacqVision technical reseller training sessions on Tuesday, where we had a pre-registered full house as well as some dealers who added the course on-site.

Exacq receives Superstar Vendor Achievement Award at PSA-TEC 2010Wednesday morning was the Vendor Awards Banquet, the result of PSA member surveys ranking vendors on overall products, support, pricing, and service to the membership. We were very honored to receive the "Superstar Vendor Achievement Award" this year, the highest award PSA offers. Our sincere appreciation goes out to the entire PSA member base for this award.

After the awards breakfast was the trade show. This was the first year at the Rosemont Convention Center, and the upgraded facilities were a great change of pace. We had a packed booth the entire show, and the increased space and wider aisles were most welcome. We showed our latest exacqVision Version 4.1 features, as well as a sneak peek of the upcoming Version 4.2 features, including Sanyo IP camera support and ONVIF support, using Bosch and other ONVIF-compatible cameras. We also were using IP cameras from Axis, Vivotek, IQeye, Panasonic, ACTi, Sony, and Arecont Vision, who was also right across the aisle from us.

Additionally, we also featured our iPhone & iPad surveillance app, which allows full connection to all exacqVision servers, live viewing with multiple camera layouts, and search and playback of recorded video.

Sam Pfeifle of Security Systems News gave his take on the show in this blog post. Wednesday night was the popular PSA-TEC Jam Session, and Sam was live-streaming the band over his iPhone via ustream.com. He posted archival video of that event here.

Our thanks once again to the entire PSA organization for the great job they did with this years’ well-run event. Below are some pictures and a video from the show floor. Click on each for a larger image.

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