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exacqVision Version 2.6 Released

exacqVision Version 2.6 ReleaseWe’ve just released Version 2.6 of the exacqVision IP video surveillance software. This latest release continues our quest to issue incremental releases about every six weeks to continually add customer-requested features.

Version 2.6 can be downloaded here.

Key features in the Version 2.6 Release

  • exacqReplay – instant right-click replay from any camera view
  • Joystick support – added support for all USB joysticks for PTZ functionality
  • Arecont 5100 support – 5 Mpixel IP camera
  • Improved Axis integration
  • New 6×5 widescreen view
  • Shortcut Function key support – function keys for help, hide navigation panel, hide toolbar, and full screen.

Here are some of these features in detail:

exacqReplay
We’ve implemented one of the key usability features we’ve wanted in exacqVision. With exacqReplay, you can right-click on any live window window and see the last few seconds or few minutes of video recorded on that camera.

exacqVision client - exacqReplay menu 1

Here’s a close-up of that right-click menu:

exacqVision client - exacqReplay menu 2

exacqReplay then pops up a window showing that camera’s video for the selected time:

exacqVision client - exacqReplay window 1

That window can be resized and displayed in-line or on another monitor. The video selection can be “scrubbed” back and forth, and you can step thru the clip frame by frame, both forward and backward. You can also right-click to bring up a menu where you can save individual images, video clips, and even burn directly to a CD-R or DVD-RAM.

exacqVision client - exacqReplay window 2


Joystick Support
Axis 295 USB Joystick ControllerWe’ve added support for USB joysticks to control the PTZ functions within exacqVision client. Using a USB joystick, you can control not only specific PTZ cameras, analog or IP, but also control fixed camera PTZ using our Digital PTZ functionality.

Any USB joystick will work, including gaming joysticks. However, we recommend the Axis 295 Professional USB Joystick. We will list additional professional-grade USB joysticks on our website soon.



Arecont Vision 5100 5 Mpixel IP Camera Support

We now support the Arecont 5100 5 Mpixel IP camera. This unique high-resolution camera delivers spectacular images, at 15 fps, at a resolution of 2560×1600.


Improved Axis IP Camera Integration
Axis 223M 2 Mpixel IP cameraWe have improved the integration with many of the newer Axis IP cameras, adding support for unique frame rate, resolution and audio support.

  • Axis 221 – We now support 45 ips in D1 resolution, and 60 ips in CIF mode from this camera
  • Axis 223M – We now support the 2 Mpixel mode of this camera
  • 207MW – We now support the AAC audio format from this camera
  • Corrected maximum frame rates for all Axis cameras

exacqVision New 6x5 View
New 6×5 Widescreen View

When running exacqVision client on widescreen monitors, an additional widescreen live view mode, 6×5 appears


New Shortcut Function Keys
The following new Shortcut Functions have been added, conforming to standards used in popular Windows programs:

  • F1 = Help (just like all Windows apps)
  • F4 = Hide Navigation Panel (just like in Adobe Acrobat)
  • F8 = Hide Toolbar (just like in Adobe Acrobat)
  • F11 = Full Screen (just like in Internet Explorer)

We have made a great deal of progress with our feature set so far this year. We released Version 2.0 in December of 2006, and have had almost monthly releases since then. Here’s a recap of some of the recent release highlights:

Version 2.5 Release, May 7, 2007
– Bandwidth Throttling
– View Tour & Enhancements
– Enhanced exacqRecall

Version 2.4 Release, March 27, 2007
– Arecont & Panasonic IP Camera Support
– Audio support on Axis Cameras
– Time-Lapse Mode
– Pre-Motion Recording

Going back further, we had IP Camera Finder in Version 2.3 (Feb 07), Multi-Monitor support in Version 2.2 (Jan 07), and many, many other enhancements and bug fixes.

Version 2.6 of exacqVision is available on our Downloads page. As always, new versions of both client and server can be installed on top of previous versions while fully retaining all user settings.

exacqVision Version 2.5 Released

exacqVision Version 2.5 ReleaseVersion 2.5 of exacqVision software has been released, part of our continued commitment to rapid, incremental releases. 

Version 2.5 incorporates a number of new features and improvements, and is available for immediate download on the Exacq Downloads Page.

The key highlights of exacqVision Version 2.5 are as follows:

New Features

  • Bandwidth Throttling
    New setting in System Setup page to limit bandwidth usage of each server.  As with everything in exacqVision, this can be fully administered remotely
  • View Tours
    New View Tours allow for touring through a list of Views, with user-defined dwell time on each View
  • View Enhancements
    Enhanced features in Views allow for saving of audio channels, digital zoom and pan settings, and POS/ATM overlays
  • Enhanced exacqRecall
    User defined export sources, start and end times greatly enhance the ease of use of the exacqRecall button

Improvements

  • Consolidation of IP camera configuration pages
  • Faster server log search with lower CPU usage
  • Added support for Sony SNC-DF50N and SNC-DF80N IP cameras
  • Audio capture from ACTi IP cameras

Fixes

  • Fixes for a number of minor issues, including issues with some ATI and Intel VGA devices; IP Camera Finder and IQeye cameras; error handling from SMTP servers; start and stop events from POS/ATM profiles; and more.  A complete list of fixes is in the readme.txt file that accompanies the file download.

The latest versions of exacqVision client and exacqVision server can be easily installed on top of existing versions while retaining all of the previous user-defined settings.

exacqVision Version 2.4 release @ ISC West 2007

exacqVision Version 2.4 release @ ISC West 2007One of the major things we’ll be showing at the ISC West conference in Las Vegas this week is our latest Version 2.4 release of the exacqVision IP video surveillance product line. 

Version 2.4, which will start shipping next week, has a number of new features and enhancements, including:

Arecont Vision IP Camera Support
Exacq and Arecont VisionexacqVision
now supports the wide range of Arecont Vision megapixel cameras.  Our complete list of supported cameras in 2.4 is here.

Audio Recording on Axis IP Cameras
Exacq and AxisAudio recording is now supported on all Axis cameras with audio input capabilities.  Audio can be recorded by alarm event, by schedule, or free run.

Panasonic Analog PTZ Support
Exacq and PanasonicSupport added for the “new protocol” Panasonic analog PTZ cameras, including the WV-CS954.

Time Lapse Mode
Global time lapse mode, definable in minutes per image, for purposes of proper system operation verification on searches.

Pre-Motion Recording
Support added for pre-motion recording, definable in seconds.  Enables a more fluid playback on motion-related events.

Enhanced Search Usability
Finer graphical granularity on alarm and motion flags on search page, and other usability enhancements.

Enhanced Group Setup
Groups can now contain audio and serial inputs in addition to video inputs.  Selectable icons per group now available for easier visual distinction.

System Log Enhancements
More robust system log searches, with enhanced sorting, selecting, copying, and user feedback.

As always, the latest versions of exacqVision client and server software can be easily installed on top of existing versions, with all user info, settings, and video remaining the same. 

If you’re coming to ISC West, come by and see us at Booth #6049.  The show runs Wednesday – Friday, March 28-30, 2007.

exacqVision Version 2.3 Released Today

exacqVision Version 2.3 was released today.  This is a fairly substantial update, incorporating new camera support, new features, the DST patch, and numerous performance enhancements and bug fixes. Both the exacqVision Client and the exacqVision Server have been updated to Version 2.3, and the documentation has been updated as well.  Highlights of this release include:

New IP Camera Support – ACTi and Panasonic IP cameras are now supported, joining Axis, IQeye, Sony and others.

New IP Camera Finder – An automatic IP Camera Finder is now built into exacqVision.  It will scan a network, report back on the cameras found, and automatically add the ones you select into the system.  This makes adding IP cameras about as plug-and-play as you can get.  And with exacqVision, there is no per-camera licensing issues, no camera MAC address entry required, no DLKs needed to make it work.  exacqVision makes working with IP cameras very easy.

DST PatchexacqVision Version 2.3 incorporates the necessary patch to correct for the new Daylight Savings Times that will occur in 2007.

Search Enhancements – Significant tweaks in exacqVision Search for better performance and more intuitive interaction. Greater reliability for very large video exports, more interactive user feedback during video export process, and more.

exacqVision Version 2.3 client and server can be installed easily and quickly on top of any existing version without affecting any settings or user parameters.  Version 2.3 client, server, and User Manual are all available on our Downloads page.