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exacqVision 4.2 Released

exacqVision 4.2Version 4.2 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 4.2 is available for download here. Key features in the 4.2 Release:

  • Sanyo HD IP camera support
  • New Vivotek H264 IP camera support
  • New Sony HD IP camera support
  • My Systems page enhancements
  • PlaSec integration
  • OpenOptions integration
  • Korean Language support

Here are some of the features in detail:


SanyoSanyo HD IP Camera support
exacqVision now supports the complete line of Sanyo High-Definition IP cameras. This new line of HD IP cameras consists of ten different models of box, vandal-resistant dome, PTZ and zoom cameras, with both full HD resolution at H.264 compression and MJPEG modes of up to 4 MP.

The Sanyo models supported are:

HD Network Camera
VCC-HD2100VCC-HD2300VCC-HD2500

HD Network D/N Camera
VCC-HD4000VCC-HD4600

HD Network Dome Camera
VDC-HD3100VDC-HD3300VDC-HD3500

HD Network D/N PTZ Camera 
VCC-HD5400VCC-HD5600

More information on the Sanyo HD cameras is here.

Sanyo HD IP camera family


VivotekNew Vivotek H.264 IP Camera Support
Support has been added the the latest 8000-series from Vivotek, all of which incorporate H.264 video compression in addition to MPEG-4 and MJPEG modes.

Models currently in the Vivotek 8000-series line that are newly supported in version 4.2 include the IP8161 fixed camera, and the FD8133 and the FD8134 fixed dome cameras.


SonyNew Sony IP Camera Models support
Support has been added for the latest models of HD IP cameras from Sony. These models are all 720P or 1080P and heature H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG compression.

New models supported in 4.2 include:

SNC-DH140T Network 720p HD Vandal Resistant Minidome Camera
SNC-CH240 Network 1080p HD Fixed Camera
SNC-DH240 Network 1080p HD Minidome Camera
SNC-DH240T Network 1080p HD Vandal Resistant Minidome Camera


My Systems Page Enhancements
Additional functionality has been added to the My Systems page, making it easier to identify on one screen all of the servers on the enterprise.

New Columns: Additional new columns have been added on the My Systems page, providing more information about each server. The new columns are: MAC Address; Serial Number; Days of Recorded Video. The new screen looks like htis:
click for a larger view

exacqVision Version 4.2 - My Systems page

Just right-click on the columns header to add these three new columns:

adding new columns to My Systems page

Highlight & Export: In addition to the new columns, all information on the My Systems page can now be highlighted and copied to the clipboard for exporting to documents or spreadsheets, enabling easy enterprise reporting and tracking.
 


PlaSecPlaSec Access Control Integration
exacqVision is now integrated with the PlaSec access appliance line, including the Classic Access Appliance and the Enterprise Access Appliance. Further details are available on the PlaSec webpage.

Here’s a screenshot of the PlaSec integration with exacqVision:
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PlaSec access control integration with exacqVision


Open Options, Inc.Open Options, Inc. Access Control Integration
exacqVision is now integrated with Open Options’ dnaFusion, an open platform IP-based access control solution. Further details are available on the Open Options website.

Here’s a screenshot of the dnaFusion integration with exacqVision:
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Open Options dnaFusion integration with exacqVision


Korean language addition
Korean language localization has been added to exacqVision, bringing the total number of unique localized language versions of exacqVision to seventeen


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 4.1 Released

exacqVision 4.1Version 4.1 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 4.1 is available for download here. Key features in the 4.1 Release:

  • Serial Data over IP
  • Viasys Video Analytics Support
  • Serial Data export to ePlayer
  • Expanded PTZ functionality
  • Expanded Maps functionality
  • Support for new IP camera models from Arecont, Ganz, IQeye, and StarDot

Here are some of the features in detail:


Serial Data over IP
Serial data can now be read over IP ports in addition to standard serial ports. A new window has been added to the Serial Port Setup page to configure the IP serial ports:

exacqVision 4.1 Seriel Port Setup screen

A close-up view of the IP Serial Setup window is here:

exacqVision IP Serial setup closeup

Up to 64 IP serial ports can be added per server, in addition to the standard RS-232 and RS-485 serial ports. IP serial port profiles are set up the same way as standard serial port profiles. Enabling serial over IP expands the ability of exacqVision servers to integrate with POS and ATM systems, access control systems, alarm systems, and video analytic systems, such as Viasys.


ViasysViasys Video Analytics Support
Viasys is a vendor of video analytics software that resides on the edge and runs on Axis IP cameras, on IQeye Pro-line IP cameras. As analytic events occur, ASCII data is sent over the IP port. Through the use of serial over IP, an exacqVision server can read the serial data from this network port, and trigger recording and other actions based on the associated analytic events.

Viasys routines include intruder detection, perimeter protection, and alarming, and include ability for Adaptive Outdoor Analytics, 3D Video-Awareness, Electronic Fence/Trip Wire, Directional Detection and Sabotage Detection.

In addition to edge analytics, Viasys software also runs on any exacqVision server, enabling full video analytics capability for all IP cameras supported in exacqVision, including Arecont Vision, ACTi, Panasonic, Vivotek, StarDot, and more.

You can download a fully-functioning 30-day trial of Viasys software here. Demo videos of Viasys in action are here.


Serial Data Export to ePlayer
Serial data, whether from serial ports or IP ports, can now be fully exported along with associated video cameras. This export enables the serial data to scroll in real-time with what is happening on the cameras. As the video scrub bar is used to rapidly forward or reverse through video, the serial data scrolls rapidly as well; likewise as you rapidly scroll through serial data, the video stays in sync.

Here’s a sample screenshot of exported video and serial data in the ePlayer:

exacqVision ePlayer serial data export screenshot

An exported clip of video and serial data in the ePlayer is available for download here
34.5 MB, requires reseller password


Expanded PTZ Functionality
With Version 4.1, additional commands have been added for mechanical PTZ cameras using the AD-422 and Pelco-D protocol, as well as for all analog and IP mechanical PTZ cameras.

Access PTZ Dome Menu – For Pelco and AD, you can now access the camera’s internal menu from within the exacqVision client (click images for a larger view):

exacqVision 4.1 Feature - PTZ Menu control 1

exacqVision 4.1 Feature - PTZ Menu control 2

More Joystick Commands – In addition, additional PTZ commands are now available from PTZ consoles and joysticks, including Menu On/Off, Run Patterns, and Flip.

Proportional PTZ via Mouse – New enhancements have been added for propotional PTZ control of mechanical cameras via a mouse. Graphical feedback appears showing the direction of the mouse. As the mouse moves farther from the center crosshair, the pan-tilt speed increases. This feature has always been available with PTZ joysticks, and is now available with the mouse:

exacqVision proportional PTZ via mouse

Record Dome Patterns – Dome Patterns can now be recorded from within the exacqVision client. A new Dome Pattern section appears on a right-click of a PTZ camera setup:

exacqVision dome pattern record

Dome patterns, both those that have been recorded within exacqVision or recorded externally, can be accessed from the right-click PTZ menu:

excaqVision dome presets menu

Video Demo – Here’s a brief video demo of the new enhanced PTZ features in exacqVision 4.1:


Import/Export Maps
Enhanced ability to import and export graphics used for Maps. Export/Import buttons along with a status bar are now included in the System Setup page:

exacqVision system setup screen with import/export graphics

exacqVision import/export graphics buttons


exacqVision 4.1 additions for Arecont, Ganz, IQeye and StarDotIP Camera Support Updates
Support for a number of new IP camera models has been added, including:

Arecont Vision – Support added for the new Arecont AV3135 D/N camera, as well as the new dual-mode AV10005 10-Mpixel/1080P IP camera

Ganz – Support added for the new CBC Ganz IP Dome Cameras ZN-D9312NHA and ZN-DN9312NHA

IQeye – Support added for the new IQeye HD1080P Series H.264 IP cameras. Usability improvements have also been added for the entire IQeye line, enabling port configuration and auto login.

StarDot – Support added for the new line of H.264 NetCam multi-megapixel cameras, models SDH500BN, SDH500B, SDH300B, SDH130BN, SDH130B.


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 4.0 Released – Active Directory & Mapping

exacqVision Version 4.0 ReleaseVersion 4.0 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 4.0 is available for download here. Key features in the 4.0 Release:

  • New Mapping feature
  • Enterprise Server Option
  • Active Directory / LDAP support
  • Enhanced Webserver 2.0 Browser-based thin client
  • S2 NetBox support

Here are some of the features in detail:



New – Mapping
Mapping functionality has been fully integrated into the exacqVision user interface. Maps seamlessly co-exist with cameras, and any view or layout can have any combination of cameras and maps. Maps can be imported from a variety of image file sources, and cameras can be easily placed on maps creating custom map views. Maps can be shared among users both on a stand-alone system and across an enterprise deployment  Any number of maps can be created and displayed simultaneously.

An additional mapping feature with the exacqVision Enterprise Server Option, also new for 4.0, allows for maps to be nested in a hierarchical format. You could have a high-level map of the country, with nested maps of campus sites located around the country, each of which in turn could have nested maps of buildings, floors, wings, etc. Video and alarm events from lower-level nested maps can “bubble up” to the top level map, giving the user a global view of all alarms and activities across the enterprise deployment.

Here is a brief video that describes the new Mapping feature:



New – Enterprise Server Option
A new option is available with exacqVision 4.0, the Enterprise Server Option. This optional add-on, enabled at the server level, adds unique user administration and server administration functionality useful in an enterprise deployment of many exacqVision servers.

Enterprise user administration functionality included in the Enterprise Server Option include Active Directory integration for organizations with existing Active Directory/LDAP servers; Enterprise User Administration, for easy user administration across the deployment when Active Directory is not desployed, and Multi-Level Mapping, enabling nested, hierarchical maps-within-maps across the deployment.

Any exacqVision server can have the Enterprise Server Option enabled, at time of order or at any point. Enterprise-enabled servers and standard servers can co-exist, and Enterprise Server functionality will be available on the servers that have the Enterprise option.

Here’s a brief video overview of the new Enterprise Server Option:

 



Active Directory / LDAP Support

As part of the new exacqVision Enterprise Server Option, support has been added for Active Directory/LDAP integration. System administrators can now configure exacqVision permissions and privileges for accounts that exist on an Active Directory server. For organizations that have implement Active Directory for user accounts, this enables easy deployment of exacqVision in an enterprise setting, as the user accounts are already created.

Connecting to existing Active Directory servers is straightforward. The exacqVision System Setup page now has an additional “Enterprise” tab for adding the Active Directory server information:

exacqVision LDAP setup screen

Quick Start Guides for configuring exacqVision and Active Directory for Windows, Linux and Mac will be available on our Manuals & Specs page soon.


Enterprise User Setup
For enterprise deployments that do not employ Active Directory, the new Enterprise User Setup has been added to the exacqVision Enterprise Server Option. The Enterprise User Setup allows for user administration across the exacqVision enterprise. A single entry to create or edit a user profile is made, and then automatically pushed out to all selected servers across the deployment.



exacqVision Webserver 2.0

The latest version of the exacqVision Webserver, which is included at no charge with exacqVision software, incorporates a number of enhancements, including multi-server viewing, multi-camera search and playback, PTZ control, and an updated user interface.

exacqVision Webserver allows the use of fully-featured browser-based thin clients. The browser-based client works on any web browser, no ActiveX needed. The browser-based client also functions fully on any javascript-enabled browser, which includes those on the iPhone and Android mobile phone platforms. Additionally, a Simple mode is available for WAP browsers on basic non-smart phones.

The exacqVision Webserver provides an easy way to view video where deploying a full exacqVision client isn’t practical. Law enforcement can access video streams from school surveillance systems from the laptop in their car; organizations could provide limited camera access to the outside world for clients and customers.

Additionally, because the Webserver transcodes the video in real time, it is extremely useful in restricted-bandwidth connections. The Webserver can scale back the resolution on any camera in real-time, in effect enabling multi-streaming from any camera.

Here’s a brief video overview of the exacqVision Webserver 2.0:



S2 NetBox Integration

S2 SecurityexacqVision is now supported in the Video Management System for S2 Netbox access control systems. S2 NetBox Version 4.0 Build 376, released in January of 2010 is required, as is the new exacqVision Webserver 2.0. Additionally, the exacqVision OVID driver is needed, available from either the S2 or Exacq websites.

Events handled by S2 NetBox can initiate video recording, change camera telemetry, or pop up video on one of the display monitors. Likewise, exacqVision-initiated events such as motion or video loss can be annunciated on the security system.

We’ll do a more detailed blog post on the S2 integration separately.

S2 Security widgets



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 3.7 Released

exacqVision Version 3.7 ReleaseVersion 3.7 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 3.7 is available for download here. Key features in the 3.7 Release:

  • New My Systems Page
       –
    Substantially Improved for Enterprise deployments
       – Detailed Server information
       – Real-time server status updates
  • Support for AD-RS422 Analog PTZ protocol
  • New IP camera models from ACTi, Axis & Vivotek

Here are some of the features in detail:



New – My Systems Page
The My Systems page in exacqVision Version 3.7 has been completely revamped. Designed with Enterprise deployments in mind, the new page lets you view detailed information and real-time status of all connected servers from a single client window. From this page you can see:

  • Server name, model number serial number, IP address
  • Server software version number
  • Real-Time connection status
  • License type (Standard or Enterprise)
  • Software Update Subscription status
  • Real-Time alarm events (for Enterprise-licensed servers)

Here is a brief video that describes the features of the new My Systems page:

 



American Dynamics AD-RS422 Analog PTZ Protocol Support

American DynamicsSupport has been added for American Dynamics’ AD-RS422 Analog PTZ Protocol in Version 3.7. This is in addition to the other analog PTZ protocols already supported, including Pelco D/P, GE-Impac, GE-ASCII, Bosch, and Panasonic.

The AD-RS422 protocol is used to control the entire line of SpeedDome and SpeedDome Optima cameras from American Dynamics. A detailed document on this protocol is available on American Dynamics’ web site here.
http://www.americandynamics.net/WebApps/getDocument.aspx?filename=8000-2694-01_B_E.pdf



New IP camera support

Support has been added for a number of new models of IP cameras from our existing supported IP camera vendors, including:

ACTi ACTi TCD-2500 Single-Channel H.264 Video Encoder
Axis Communications Axis P1343 H.264 SVGA network camera and the P1344 H.264 1Mpixel HD network camera
Vivotek Vivotek IP7361 Outdoor Megapixel Day-Night IP camera

 



Under-the-hood Enhancements

exacqVision Version 3.7 incorporates a number of new under-the-hood enhancements in preparation for the upcoming exacqVision Version 4.0 in January 2010, which will include the new Mapping feature, as well as new Enterprise features such as Active Directory/LDAP support.



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 3.6 Released

exacqVision Version 3.6 ReleaseVersion 3.6 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 3.6 is available for download here. Key features in the 3.6 Release:

  • Enhanced Smart Search
  • Multi-System User Configuration
  • Basler IP camera support 
  • IQeye 4-series IP camera support  
  • PCSC Access Control integration

Here are some of the features in detail:



exacqVision Smart SearchEnhanced Smart Search
Smart Search, sometimes referred to as ‘museum search’ functionality, has been substantially enhanced in version 3.6. Smart Search adds quick and detailed granularity to a search result, enabling the viewing, scrubbing, saving and exporting of just the video search information desired. Smart Search works on all cameras: analog or IP, standard or Megapixel.

On the search page, a new “Brain” icon has been added to the toolbar:

exacqVision Smart Search - new icon in menu bar

With any camera, when Smart Search is selected, a grid appears. Simply use the mouse to fill in the grid of the desired area of the camera view, and Smart Search will quickly find just the video that has changed within the grid area.

exacqVision Smart Search - Draw Grid

The results of the Smart Search then appear as orange in the timeline:

exacqVision Smart Search - Orange Bars

Timeline after standard search, with blue bars showing areas of motion:

Smart Search - Gray Bar

Timeline after Smart Search, with orange bars showing motion within the selected grid:

exacqVision Smart Search - Orange Bars

While the Smart Search function is selected, the user can scrub, play forward and reverse, save, and export just the Smart Searched (orange bar) video. Fast and easy, this enhanced functionality enables rapid searching and exporting of just the video information desired.

Here is the exacqVision tutorial on using Smart Search:



Multi-System User Configuration

New to Version 3.6 is the Enterprise Server option. This new option, enabled per-server, adds functionality unique to user and server management across an enterprise deployment. Multi-System User Configuration is available in Version 3.6 and is the first of several features to be added to the Enterprise Server option. Multi-System User Config enables fast and easy user account management across any number of exacqVision servers.

With the Version 3.6 release a new item, Multi-System User Config, has been included in the server tree on the Configuration page:

exacqVision Multi-System User Configuration

Creating a new account, deleting an account or changing an existing account is done quickly just once, and then applied to all selected servers with a single push of a button. This feature works in all enterprise deployments without the need for existing LDAP or Active Directory implementation.

exacqVision Multi-System User Config



New – Basler IP camera support

BaslerSupport has been added for the entire line of Basler IP cameras. Basler IP cameras range in resolution from VGA to 2 Mpixel, all with day/night models available, and are distinguished by their compact physical size. All Basler IP cameras utilize H.264 compression.

The Basler IP camera models supported in exacqVision Version 3.6 are the BIP-640c/c-dn, BIP-1000c/c-dn, BIP-1300c/c-dn, and BIP-1600c/c-dn. The press release on the exacqVision-Basler IP camera support is here.



New – IQeye 4-Series IP camera support

IQeyeAdding to our existing support of IQeye cameras, Version 3.6 adds support for the new 4-Series line of low-cost IP cameras from IQeye.

The IQeye 4-Series provides IQeye-quality video, resolutions from VGA to 2 Mpixel, compact, sturdy housings (both standard and dome), Power-Over Ethernet, and a low price point. The 4-Series models supported in exacqVision Version 3.6 include the IQeye 4-Series Standard cameras and the IQeye 4-Series Dome cameras.



PCSC Access Control Integration
PCSCexacqVision Version 3.6 adds integration support for PCSC Access Control systems. PCSC’s  access control system is distinguished by their Fault Tolerant Technology, with redundant host, controllers, and communication. When combined with exacqVision VMS software it makes for a unique, fault tolerant access control and IP video surveillance system under a single user interface. Details on the PCSC LiNC-VIEW integration are here. The press release on the exacqVision-PCSC integration is here.

PCSC LiNC-VIEW



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 3.5 Released

exacqVision Version 3.5 ReleaseVersion 3.5 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 3.5 is available for download here. Key features in the 3.5 Release:

  • Support for the new exacqVision EL embedded Linux Hybrid NVR Appliance
  • Export to Quicktime
  • New ACTi camera models support 
  • New Vivotek camera models support
  • POS enhancements
  • Playback optimization

Here are some of the features in detail:



Support for the New exacqVision EL embedded Linux Hybrid NVR Appliance

exacqVision ELexacqVision 3.5 supports our latest product, the exacqVision EL embedded Linux Hybrid. exacqVision EL is a low cost, small-form-factor hybrid NVR appliance, with exceptionally low power consumption and high reliability due to embedded Linux on a solid-state drive. Key features include:

  • High Reliability – embedded Linux on a solid state drive keeps unit functioning even in the event of a hard drive failure
  • True Hybrid – any combination of analog and IP cameras can be connected. Use existing analog cameras now, add up to 24 IP cameras now and in the future.
  • Compact Chassis – 1.5U chassis can be used in tight spaces
  • High Energy Efficiency – very low power consumption, cool running, low cost of operation
  • Low Cost – one of the least expensive, true hybrid systems on the market today
  • High Performance – optimized for the latest Intel Atom microprocessor
  • Full exacqVision Functionality – all of the capabilities and feature of exacqVision VMS software is included. Use as stand-alone, or as part of larger enterprise systems.
  • Cross Platform Client – View, search and administer with the exacqVision client software on Windows, Linux and Mac.

exacqVision EL is available immediately. More information here:
http://www.exacq.com/exacqvisionEL

exacqVision EL spec sheet here:
http://www.exacq.com/downloads/exacqvisionEL-spec-0409.pdf

exacqVision EL - back view



Export to QuickTime

QuickTimeVersion 3.5 adds the ability to export video clips to QuickTime .mov files.  QuickTime export is available in Windows, Linux and Mac versions of the exacqVision client.

QuickTime is the latest addition to the video export capabilities of the exacqVision client. In addition to QuickTime, video came be exported to AVI files as well as stand-alone executable files with an embedded multi-camera exacqVision ePlayer.



New ACTI IP Camera Models

ACTiA number of new IP cameras from ACTi have been introduced recently, including megapixel H.264 models, and support for these has been added in Version 3.5.

New supported models include the TCM-4301 and ACM-3511. Support has also been added for the ACD-series of multi-channel servers, which includes the ACD-2200, ACD-2300, and ACD-2400.



New Vivotek IP Camera Models

VivotekSupport has been added for a number of new Vivotek IP camera models including the IP7160, IP7161, IP7330, PZ7131, PZ7132, FD7141, and the PZ7111/PZ7121.



POS Enhancements

Version 3.5 introduces a number of usability enhancements to the live and search POS (Point of Sale) display including:

  • simplified start and end of transaction
  • real-time italicizing of the current transaction


Playback Optimization
Version 3.5 introduces considerable optimization of real-time forward playback of MPEG4 or H.264 video. This optimization results in more fluid, real-time playback even if a client workstation is unable to keep up with decompression of all frames.



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 3.4 Released

exacqVision Version 3.4 ReleaseVersion 3.4 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 3.4 is available for download here. Key features in the 3.4 Release:

  • Instant ‘Find Camera’ F3 Function Key
  • Canon IP Camera Support
  • Latest Axis H.264 IP Camera Models Support  
  • IPX IP Camera Support
  • CBC Ganz DDK IP Camera & H.264 Megapixel IP Camera Support
  • Arecont Vision H.264 MegaDome & Panoramic Megapixel IP Camera Support
  • New Language Localizations
  • DSX Access Control Integration

Here are some of the features in detail:



Instant ‘Find Camera’ F3 Function Key

exacqVision ver3.4 F3 hot key menuA new shortcut Function Key feature has been added to enable instant display of any camera in the enterprise system into any window. 

Whether the exacqVision client is operating on a single monitor and connected to a single server, or whether connected to a large enterprise of dozens of servers, and powering many monitors, the new F3 function key provides the ability to quickly select any camera.

Among the many applications of this feature, it is useful when following an individual through a large building, casino or retail store.  Replacing the functionality of a Pelco or American Dynamics keypad, this feature allows for quick selection of specific cameras by the operator to enable following the individual.  The following YouTube clip gives a brief overview of the capabilities of this feature:



New IP Camera Support

A number of new IP camera vendors, and new IP camera models, have been added to the list of supported devices, including new multi-megapixel H.264 models from Arecont and CBC, as well as the new HD megapixel IP camera from Axis:

Canon
Support has been added for the latest cameras in the Canon IP camera line, specifically the VB-C50i, VB-C60 and the VB-C500D.

Arecont Vision
Support has been added for the new MegaDome H.264 megapixel IP camera line, consisting of models AV1355, AV2155, AV3155 and AV5155.  Support has also been added the for the new Panoramic H.264 megapixel IP cameras, the AV8185 and the AV8365.

Axis
Support has been added for a number of new Axis H.264 IP cameras, including the new Q1755 HDTV H.264 Megapixel IP camera, the M7001 H.264 video encoder, the M1011, M1011-W and M1031-W small form factor H.264 cameras, and the M3011 and M3014 fixed dome H.264 cameras.

IPX
IPXSupport has been added for the IPX line of dual-codec MJPEG and MPEG-4 IP cameras, including the IPX-DDK-1500 network box camera, the IPX-DDK-1500D network dome camera, and the IPX-VE-3500 network video encoder.

CBC Ganz
Support has been added for the new line of H.264 megapixel IP cameras from CBC Ganz, including the MP1DN, MP2DN, MP3DN and MP5DN.  Support has also been added for the dual-codec IP camera models DDK-1500 box camera and DDK-1500D dome camera.

A complete list of the supported IP cameras and encoders is available on our website here.


Access Control Integration – DSX
DSX logoAdding to our growing list of access control integration is DSX, with their WinDSX system.

The exacq-WinDSX integration allows stored and live video from the exacqVision servers to be accessed within the DSX software.

Real time video can be automatically displayed in response to alarm events. Live and recorded video can be accessed from the alarm acknowledgement screen or from any input/output or camera icon. Recorded video can be viewed while running a History report.  Live and recorded video can be accessed from Alarm Maps though a right-click on an I/O or Camera icon. Live and recorded video can be accessed from the Alarm and Monitor windows through a right-click on a given event.  Live and recorded video can be accessed from the Input and Output control screens.

DSX video window



New International Localization Support

exacqVision international supportVersion 3.4 adds four more language localizations to the exacqVision client:

  • Castilian Spanish
  • Chilean Spanish
  • Catalan/Valencian
  • Slovakian

We utilize a Pootle translation server for collaborative localizations, the same method used by software packages such as Firefox, WordPress and OpenOffice. This enables our international partners to have specific localized versions for their markets.  With the addition of these four, the total number of localizations so far is 12, with many more under development.



Recent Releases

With this release we continue to make rapid progress with exacqVision, and incremental releases have hit about every 2 months. Through these releases over the last year we’ve added a large number of new features. You can see the full release history here.

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 our 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 3.3 Released

exacqVision Version 3.3 ReleaseVersion 3.3 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 3.3 is available for download here. Key features in the 3.3 Release:

  • Time Expiry per-camera
    Set unique dates for expiration of recorded data on a per-camera basis.
  • ioimage Support
    Video analytics capability added through ioimage IP cameras and encoders
  • International languages support
    Support for several European and Asian languages with additional localizations underway.
  • IP Camera updates
    Enhancement and support for Axis, Arecont, Panasonic, ACTi, StarDot
  • Integration updates
    Lenel, DSX, RS-2, ICT, PCSC, Micros XBR

Here are some of the features in detail:



Time Expiry per camera

exacqVision Storage SetupNumerous installations have specific requirements on the maximum number of days that can be stored per camera. Still other installations may have requirements for the minimum number of days a specific camera’s data must be retained.

Version 3.3 adds the ability to assign a maximum number of days of storage on a per-camera basis, and also a minimum number of days of storage on a per-camera basis. This features is accessed on the Storage Setup page.

exacqVision Time Expiry



Ioimage Video Analytics Support

ioimageVersion 3.3 adds support for the ioimage line of IP cameras and encoders with integrated video analytics. ioimage devices embed the analytics capability “at the edge”, within the camera or encoder. Included with each ioimage device is a host of analytic functions, detailed here.

By incorporating the analytics in the camera, adding analytic functionality is as simple as adding another IP camera, and does not require any additional software or hardware to be installed on the server.

Analytic routine configuration is done through each IP camera’s browser page. Once configured, exacqVision reads the analytic alarm information in the same way as motion detection information is read. Through the event linking function of exacqVision, any ioimage alarm can be mapped to any user-defined activity on exacqVision, such as record-on-alarm, alarm e-mail generation, video output switch at a monitoring station, and more.

Models supported in Version 3.3 are the wdc100dn IP camera, the mmp100dn megapixel IP camera, the xptz100dn PTZ IP camera, and the entire trk Series encoders.

ioimage search in exacqVision



International Language Support

exacqVision international supportSupport for a number of languages has been added, including German, Polish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Japanese, and Chinese. Many additional localizations are in process.

We utilize a Pootle translation server for collaborative localizations, the same method used by software packages such as Firefox, WordPress and OpenOffice. This enables our international partners to have specific localized versions for their markets; for example, Chilean Spanish vs. Castilian Spanish.



IP Camera Enhancements & Additions

StarDot Support Added
Support has been added for the NetCam SC and NetCam XL line of hybrid, IP, and megapixel IP cameras from Stardot.

Arecont IP Camera Plug-in Improvements, New Cameras
The Arecont Vision megapixel IP camera plug-in has been completely rewritten. Supports both JPEG and H.264 cameras; TFTP enhancements for higher framerates; improved “smart search” capability; and enhanced input trigger processing. Support has also been added for the new H.264 MegaDome line, the AV1355, AV2155, AV3155, and AV5155.

ACTi IP Camera Plug-in Improvements, New Cameras
ACTi PTZ responsiveness has been substantially improved in Version 3.3. In addition, support has been added for the ACTi ACM-8511 and ACM-8211/8201 series of IP PTZ cameras.

Panasonic 4-channel IP Encoder Support Added
Support has been added for the Panasonic WJ-NT304 4-input MPEG4/MJPEG encoder. The up-the-coax feature of this encoder makes it particularly attractive for connecting to legacy analog PTZ cameras.

Axis HDTV IP Camera Support Added
Support has been added for the Axis Q1755 HDTV H.264 IP camera.  Full 16×9 resolution is supported.



Integration
Integration has been completed with exacqVision for access control systems from Lenel (more info here), DSX, RS-2, PCSC and ICT (application story here) and for the Micros/DataVanatage XBR retail analytics package.  Contact us for projects requiring this integration.

exacq and Lenel, DSX, ICT, AMAG, RS2, PCSC, Micros XBR



Recent Releases

With this release we continue to make rapid progress with exacqVision, and incremental releases have hit about every 2 months. Through these releases over the last year we’ve added a large number of new features. You can see our release history here.

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 our 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 3.2 Released

exacqVision 3.2 ReleaseVersion 3.2 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 3.2 is available for download here.  Key features in the 3.2 Release:

  • Arecont Vision H.264 IP Camera Support
    Support for the latest H.264 Megapixel IP cameras from Arecont Vision
  • Axis H.264 IP Camera Support
    Support for the latest H.264 IP cameras from Axis
  • Sony Megapixel IP Camera Support
    Support added for the new 4th-gen line of Sony IP and megapixel cameras
  • ePlayer Enhancements
    Detailed camera and video playback information available via right-click
  • Proportional Pan & Tilt
    Added control of IP cameras when using USB joystick controllers

Here are some of the features in detail:


H.264 IP Camera Support
Recently both Axis and Arecont Vision announced sweeping new additions to their IP camera lines.  In both cases, support for H.264 video compression was a primary technical feature in the new models.  H.264 is emerging as the standard for video compression in video surveillance, due to its high video quality, low file size and reduced bandwidth requirements.

Arecont Vision
Arecont Vision H.264Arecont recently added H.264 versions to their entire line-up of IP megapixel cameras.  The new H.264 compression-based models that are now shipping are the AV1305 (1.3 MP), AV2105 (2 MP), AV3105 (3 MP), and the AV5105 (5 MP).  exacqVision 3.2 supports these new models, and with their H.264 compression we’re seeing up to a 10x average image file size reduction, faster frame rates, and lower server CPU requirements when compared with the similar Arecont MJPEG-based models. 

(Update: This week at the Security 2008 tradeshow in Essen, Germany, Arecont announced H.264 versions of their panoramic cameras: the AV-8185 and the AV-8365.  No release date was set, but we expect to be supporting them when they do begin to ship).

Axis Communications
Axis H.264Axis recently announced a complete revamping of their product line, based on using H.264 as the primary compression standard.  Over the next few months they will be releasing a broad range of products to replace the current product line.  Several models have already been announced and have begun to ship, including the P3301 and P3301V network cameras and the Q7401 encoder.  Several additional announced models will be coming out in the coming weeks.  This new Axis IP camera line uses a common API, and exacqVision 3.2 supports the entire new product line.  With these new cameras we’re seeing up to a 2x average image file size reduction over the similar MPEG-4 models, with very good image quality.


Sony Megapixel IP Camera Support
SonySony also recently announced new additions to their IP camera lineup, including three megapixel IP models: the SNC-DM110, the SNC-CM120 and the SMC-DM160, and two new minidome IP models:  the SNC-DS10 and the SNC-DS60exacqVision 3.2 supports this entire new “fourth-generation” IP camera product line from Sony.


ePlayer enhancement
The exacqVision ePlayer is a feature-rich portable player that can be embedded with exported video for use by law enforcement or others.  It offers many of the features of the exacqVision client, including multiple camera views, digital zoom, video authentication, additional export of video clips and still images..  exacqVision 3.2 adds additional video channel information.  A right-click on any video window displays the entire properties of that video clip, including camera type, resolution, compression format, total number of images, average image size, time length, and total percent of motion. In the case of MPEG-4 or H.264, additional information is displayed on the various key frames in the clip.

exacqVision ePlayer right-click 1

exacqVision ePlayer right click 2


Axis 295Proportional Pan & Tilt using USB Joystick
exacqVision 3.2 now supports proportional Pan and Tilt using USB video surveillance joystick controllers like the Axis 295.  Using the capabilities of the joysticks, the harder you move the stick the faster the the pan and tilt occur.



Recent Releases
With this release we continue to make rapid progress with exacqVision, and incremental releases have hit about every 2 months. Through these releases over the last year we’ve added a large number of new features.  You can see our release history here

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 our 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 3.1 Released

exacqVision 3.1 ReleaseVersion 3.1 of exacqVision 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 3.1 is available for download here.  Key features in the 3.1 Release:

  • Definable User Permissions & Privileges – Create custom classes of users, each with unique privilege and permission levels
  • Multi-Camera Search Enhancements – Search and playback any number of cameras easily & simultaneously without having to define a view first.
  • Arecont 8180 & 8360 Motion Detection – Motion detection now available on Arecont Panoramic cameras
  • Enhanced Audio Export – Export audio along with video to AVI files
  • POS Display Enhancements – Display ATM & POS data in real-time on playback
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Linux Support – Added support for latest Ubuntu Linux distribution

Here are some of the features in detail:


Definable User Permissions & Privileges
We’ve added the often-requested ability to define custom user classes, defining each user class with incremental permissions and privileges.  This is a significant expansion of user privilege definition over our previous default user classes of Power User, User, Restricted User, etc. 

In 3.1, the administrator can now create any number of user classes, each with its own specific permissions and privileges for things such as live viewing capabilities, searching capabilities, saving images, exporting video, smart search, etc.  Below are screen shots of the new Users screen, showing the addition of the Custom User Permission and Custom User Privilege sections.

exacqVision User page full

exacqVision User page cutout


Enhanced Multi-Camera Search
Multi-camera search and viewing has been made even easier.   In 3.1, any combination of cameras can be selected for search and playback, and the client will automatically bring up a view to accommodate all of the selected cameras.  It is not necessary to define a view first.  Our software engineer Jim Bauerle gives a brief demonstration of this capability in this YouTube video clip:


Arecont Vision 8180 & 8360 Motion Detection
Arecont 8180 and 8360Arecont Vision has recently updated the firmware for their AV8180 and AV8360 panoramic cameras.  This new firmware revision now fully supports motion detection at the camera, and exacqVision 3.1 supports this new firmware and motion detection capability. 

To utilize motion detection on the 8180 and 8360 the cameras must be running Arecont firmware version 64118 or newer.  This firmware is available directly from Arecont Vision or you can request it from Exacq Support.


Enhanced Audio Export
Audio export has been enhanced to allow both G.711 and ADPCM compressed audio to be exported to AVI files along with the video.  ADPCM (Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation) is the audio format used on the analog inputs of our eDVR video compression boards in the Hybrid Servers, and G.711 is the audio format used by Axis in their IP cameras with integrated audio audio.


POS/ATM Display Enhancements
exacqVision POS displayNew in 3.1 is the ability to display POS and ATM data in real-time along with video playback, and have it scroll through the transactions along with the video. 

New vertical scrollbars allow for both fast scrubbing through the POS/ATM tape display with the video playback advancing or reversing right in sync, or the normal horizontal bar that allows for the fast scrubbing through the playback video, with the POS/ATM data tape scrolling up or down right in sync.


Ubuntu 8.04 Linux Support
Ubuntu
We’ve added support for the latest 8.04 distribution of Ubuntu.  This newer distribution adds support for the latest motherboards and processors. exacqVision now supports both 6.06 and 8.04 releases, which are the two Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) releases.


IP Camera Updates
Various functionality enhancements have been added to several models of the supported IP cameras, including models from Axis, ACTi, Panasonic, Sony and Vivotek. Details are in the release notes.


Recent Releases
We’ve been making rapid progress with exacqVision, with incremental releases hitting about every 2 months. You can see the details of the past year’s releases here

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 our 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.