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exacqVision 8.0 Release Introduces Suspect Tracking

exacqVision 8.0, the latest release of exacqVision video management system [VMS] software, is now available from Exacq.

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Watch this video to see the new features in exacqVision 8.0.

exacqVision 8.0 highlights:


Suspect Tracking

Suspect Tracking allows users to follow a person or object of interest through an entire scene faster. Users can configure CameraLinks, also seen as Associations in the client configuration, to set up a series of links between multiple camera views displayed by overlay boxes in live view. Each polygon can be customized by border and transparency and placed wherever you’d like in the range of view. By left double-clicking on the polygons in the live camera view, users can navigate through the scene following a person of interest.

Users can also dynamically build an export of suspect tracking in exacqVision search greatly simplifying finding video evidence. Start with the first camera of the scene and expand to additional cameras. Once all the cameras in the scene have been added, then bookmark the video and label for export.

Exacq Suspect Tracking

Under the Configuration page, navigate to the new Suspect Tracking tab. Click ‘New’ and draw the box on the camera view. Under ‘Area Configuration’ choose the camera and set the background and border.  A slider bar for opacity of the background and border can be set.

suspect-tracking-configuration

To configure suspect tracking faster on an enterprise system, select the ‘Generate from Map’ button. exacqVision will generate default links on the cameras based on  which camera is closest on the map.

Available for exacqVision Professional and Enterprise VMS software.


New CameraLinks

CameraLinks put the most needed controls at the user’s fingertips in live view.

  • Enable and disable digital PTZ mode from live view via the new CameraLink.
  • Access exacqReplay directly from live view within CameraLinks for an instant replay of video and audio events. View video in segments of  5 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes to 15 minutes.

exacqReplay CameraLink


Archive Bookmarks

Archive Bookmarks allows users to create a second copy of important video. Adding to the direct archive search introduced in exacqVision 7.8, archive bookmarks enhances video archiving to provide faster access to video and better manage bandwidth. Users closer to the archive location on the network can directly search video on the archive without routing data through the recorder.

Enable archive bookmarks on the archiving target location by selecting the “Archive All Bookmarks” checkbox on the Archiving Schedule page. This applies to all bookmarks created on the specific recorder and will not restrict by camera or day. Bookmarked video will not delete until the bookmark is removed from the recorder.


At-Most Rule on Archive

exacqVision users can enable a rule to define an expiration of maximum number of days of video to retain. The at-most rule applies to all video on the archive target and not defined per-camera.

On the Target tab, turn on the expiration configuration and select the number of days.


Inactivity Timeout

Operators can now configure exacqVision to timeout after a specific period of inactivity to conserve bandwidth. This new feature is configured per client. While the camera and client stay connected to the recorder, users can simply mouse over the client to resume viewing video.

exacqvision-8-0_inactivity-timeout

On the client configuration page, users can check the ‘enable’ box and specify the number of minutes to disconnect the live streams after.

View the Inactivity Timeout pop-up box to alert users the live streams will disconnect due to inactivity.


Stream Rate Control

exacqVision 8.0 introduces two new ways to configure camera stream bandwidth to the recorder. The existing constant quality setting is still available in addition to  the new constant bitrate and maximum bitrate settings. Set the stream to maintain quality or maintain bitrate to more consistently manage bandwidth and storage usage.

Constant Quality

  • Set the quality from 1-10 as in previous releases of exacqVision

Constant Bitrate

  • Set bitrate and the stream will adjust quality as needed

Maximum Bitrate

  • Set the quality from 1-100  and a maximum bitrate [Note the quality slider is a scale the same as the camera]
  • Stream maintains quality until it hits the maximum bitrate

Available for the following camera brands:

  • Illustra
  • Axis Communications
  • Arecont Vision
  • Hikvision


Camera Name and Serial Data Background

Users can now customize the text and background color for the camera name and serial data displayed in live mode to make the information easier to read in specific environments.

  • Font
  • Size
  • Effects color
  • Background Color
  • Background Opacity [0-100%]

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Exacq Mobile Add Recorders

In Exacq Mobile, users can more easily enable and disable recorders through the redesigned connection process. The new intuitive add recorder functionality reduces the time adding recorders to the system and now includes a splash screen showing details on the loading status.

  • Web services and recorders can be seen on the same screen.
  • Status shown and color coded based on if disabled or connected
  • Standard + add button

exacqvision-8-0_mobile-add-recorders


Honeywell Vista Integration

exacqVision complete security solution offers a platform for users to manage video surveillance, intrusion and access control from one, easy-to-use interface.  Introduced in exacqVision 7, a DSC PowerSeries Neo native integration combined with the Kantech EntraPass access control integration gives exacqVision users greater control to operate all security operations at once, reducing complexity for security personnel while saving time and money.

Complete Security - video access control intrusion

Now the complete security solution adds Honeywell Vista 32/128/250 BPT/FPT Turbo Series alarm panels as well as the non-turbo Vista 32/128/250 panels with additional I/O modules. This integration is available only via serial cable.

Honeywell intrusion panel

All functionality within the complete security solution:

  • Partition and zone names are read only from exacqVision
  • Arm/disarm partitions and bypass zones
  • See partition/zone status on cameras
  • See partition/zone status on maps
  • Configure event linking actions
  • Configure event monitoring actions


Enterprise System Manager Camera Inspection

View camera health, specify cameras needing immediate service and generate reports for on-site camera inspection via the new camera inspection screen within ESM.

Enterprise System Manager Camera Inspection

  • View server name and camera name at top
  • Compare a live camera view to a reference snapshot
  • Label the view as “Mark Good” or “Mark Bad”
  • Click ‘View Details’ link to drill down to a detailed side-by-side view of the camera, where it can be marked as fixed
  • Add comment, up to 500 characters, to further document  the camera repair
  • Generate a printable report that can be used on site ton simplify and expedite camera repair
  • After inspection, mark fixed

exacqCloud Health Monitoring

This feature is temporarily available within exacqCloud at no cost. exacqCloud gives exacqVision dealers real-time information on the health of your video surveillance system, so they can quickly address any problems.


IP Camera Integrations

We have added support for more than 200 new IP camera models in exacqVision 8.0 release and updated over 375 new test records. exacqVision now supports over 3,000 IP cameras.

IllustraIllustra

exacqVision 8.0 adds support for the new Illustra video intelligence analytics on the Illustra Pro 2, 3 and 5 megapixel mini-dome IP cameras to automatically analyze captured video and alert users of specific motion detected activities through event linking.

American DynamicsAmerican Dynamics

  • 22″ Public View Monitors
  • 27″ Public View Monitors
  • 32″ Public View Monitors

AXISAxis Communications

  • Q3615
  • Q3617
  • Q3708
  • P3707
  • A8105

SamsungSamsung

  • SND-L6012
  • New SUNAPI2 driver for upcoming cameras

PelcoPelco

  • Optera family
  • Client-side dewarping for Optera

PanasonicPanasonic

  • WV-SW397B PTZ
  • Client-side Windows x64 dewarping support
  • SmartCoding support

HikVisionHikvision

  • 164 new models

ACTiACTi

  • E927
  • E921
  • B54
  • E919
  • E98

dahuaDahau

  • Client-side dewarping support for fisheye cameras


VivotekVivotek

  • FD816B
  • FE9181
  • FD8182

ONVIFONVIF Integrations

  • GeoVision
  • Unv


New Integrations

Hartmann ControlsHartmann-Controls Protector.net Access Control

exacqVision now supports integration with Hartmann Controls Protector.net web-based access control system for faster response to critical alarms with immediate video verification.

  • Auto detects cameras within exacqVision
  • Supports multistreaming cameras
  • Links access control events to video
  • View live and recorded video

CommendCommend Intercom system

exacqVision has integrated with Commend intercom systems for unified audio and video recording. Commend camera equipped call stations and add-on camera modules support exacqVision VMS software.

  • Associate video with audio to properly verify idetity of visitors at call stations
  • Search and playback audio recordings from call stations with corresponding video
  • Easily set up event linking to start recording video based on audio triggers
  • Create exacqVision actions such as output triggers, email notifications, exports, PTZ preset commands
  • Direct integration with Axis-based embedded cameras within intercom for enhanced control

briefcamBriefCam Syndex Video Synopsis

exacqVision now integrates with BriefCam Syndex video synopsis. exacqVision users can review and analyze a day’s worth of video in minutes through one interface.  As an approved exacqVision Certified Software Application, users can save money and rack space by installing BriefCam Syndex on exacqVision A-Series or Z-Series recorders.

  • Find evidence faster by scheduling a quick synopsis of exacqVision video with timestamp data through the BriefCam integration
  • Conduct a rapid review of video with visual timestamps on people and objects
  • Quickly narrow your search by clothing color, direction of movement, duration, speed and more
  • Export key video footage to easily share with law enforcement

KiwiKiwiSecurity Video Analytics

exacqVision integrates with KiwiVision video analytic software to give users an accelerated response to events within one interface and access to business and traffic intelligence.

  • View live and recorded analyzed video with visual analytic data
  • Actuate soft triggers on exacqVision to:
    • Record video and audio
    • Output triggers
    • Send email notifications
    • Export video
    • Command PTZ presets
  • Optimize video quality for better detection of events in outdoor scenes with video enhancer
  • Automatically pixelate people and faces to address privacy protection

The latest versions of exacqVision client and server software can easily 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.

exacqVision 8.0
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New exacqVision Serial Integration User’s Guide

How to configure and use serial data integrations within exacqVision

exacqVision is an open-platform video management system (VMS) software which supports integration with other systems such as access control systems, retail analytics, point-of-sale systems and Physical Security Information Management Systems (PSIM).

These integrations give exacqVision users the freedom to build a best of breed physical security system. Exacq tests and maintains many of these serial integrations so they operate easily and efficiently for customers. By combining other technology partners with exacqVision in a single interface, users have a complete video surveillance solution.

exacqVision has the ability to process serial data in many ways. The data can simply be stored as human readable text and used for overlaying on live views, or it can be used to trigger actions such as:

  • Call a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) preset on a camera
  • Record video
  • Record audio
  • Trigger an alarm output
  • Change a view
  • Send an email
  • Export a video

Serial Profiles

Serial profiles are configured in exacqVision for processing serial data that may come from POS, ATM or access control systems. After users have configured the serial profile correctlythe user can process these data segments further into more meaningful textual structures and set up actions such as keyword matching, line masks, string replacements and rules.

Serial Profiles

Keywords in Event Monitoring
Event keywords are a method for triggering exacqVision to react upon detecting a keyword. Event monitoring keywords will change the way the client displays cameras, views and video in general. For example if a business wanted to monitor everyone that came in and out of a private, authorized personnel only door, they could set up a keyword in event monitoring with the action type to show the video for that door when triggered.

Line Masks
exacqVision users can create line masks to mask out entire line segments. The line mask will match a character string entered by the user to a character string embedded in the serial data segment. When a match is found, the entire line segment is removed from the transaction.  For example, a retail store may want to remove credit card numbers or confidential personal information that should not be publically displayed. They can create a line mask within exacqVision to delete that information. By enabling line masks, stores can maintain confidentiality and a less cluttered look.

String Replacements
exacqVision gives users the option to replace a character string in the serial data with a character string defined by the user. If a retail store wanted to change a string so it made more sense to the security guard monitoring the video, they could change the wording. If the wording was F12=14, which indicated an alarm, they could simply change that character string to say alarm, which gives more meaningful data to the guard when watching the video.

Line Masks

Serial Rules
Serial rules can be used in event linking, event monitoring and serial search. Users can create a rule that includes logic cases such as “equal to”, “less than” or “greater than” so that if a rule becomes true an action takes place. In a situation within a corporate building, a rule may be created if F12=14 occurs then go to PTZ preset 3 and record video for 5 minutes.

This document presents guidance for configuring and understanding how the serial interface works within the exacqVision VMS software. Learn more in our serial integration guide.

Bookmarking and Case Management Highlights exacqVision 6.2 Release

The latest version of the exacqVision Video Management System (VMS), Version 6.2, is now available. This release adds bookmarking and case management, allowing users to permanently save, label and manage important video clips on the server. In addition, exacqVision 6.2 includes built-in EasySupport for highly detailed, same-day online support, along with Transacq Search for easier, more powerful searching through important serial data from sources like cash registers. With added support for over 80 new cameras in this release, the exacqVision VMS now supports nearly 2000 IP camera models.

exacqVision 6.0 logoexacqVision 6.2 is available for download at https:exacq.com/download

New exacqVision 6.2 features include:

Other new items in this release:


Bookmarking & Case Management

Preview the new Bookmarking & Case Management features via the latest video from our Online Training Series:

Bookmarking & Case Management

Bookmarking

Our new bookmarking feature allows you to tag, name, and retain video clips, providing long term, server-based retention of important evidence.

Bookmark menu

  • Group multiple video, audio and data segments
  • Retain video on server or S-Series until user deletes the bookmark
  • Normal video deletion rules apply after bookmark is deleted

Create a bookmark by marking the video start and stop points, then click the new “Create Bookmark” button.

Bookmarking

Give the bookmark a name and a description, then click the apply button to save the bookmark.

Save Bookmark

Bookmarking allows you to easily find important video from the exacqVision client.

  • Name groups of important evidence
  • Quickly find evidence in bookmarks list
  • All searching and playback is done from client interface

Bookmarking is available in exacqVision Professional and Enterprise.

Case Management

CasesThe new Case Management feature, available in exacqVision Enterprise, provides a tool to organize related bookmarks into cases.

  • Add and remove bookmarks from cases
  • Name cases for each search

Organize your bookmarks into named cases.

Add Bookmark to a Case

Search cases to find related groups of bookmarks.

Search Cases

Use case management and bookmarking together for long term storage of critical evidence.


EasySupport

Support DiagnosticsIn exacqVision 6.2, we’ve added a “Support Diagnostics” option. This feature streamlines your technical support issues by automatically sending important log files, system information and your notes to an exacqVision technical support specialist who will reply online, usually within a single business day.

  • Easily upload Support Diagnostics files
  • Response target: < 1 business day.
  • Faster than verbally relaying technical information
  • Available 24/7/365

When you select the Support Diagnostics menu option, you simply choose the server and the log files you wish to report, then upload them to your case.

Support Diagnostics Menu

The upload button initiates the online Support Request Form with several fields pre-filled for you.

Support Form

You will receive a confirmation with your case number, customer information, system information and a list of the support diagnostic files that were uploaded. Exacq Technical Support then reviews your files and responds with a solution or further diagnostic actions.


Improved Systems Grid

The new Systems page allows you to connect to your exacqVision servers from your client faster. This is specifically noticed by users who have high server counts. The updated Systems page also makes it easier to connect or disconnect to every server on the grid with just a single click.

Systems Grid


Transacq Search

With Transacq Search we’ve greatly simplified the serial data search feature in exacqVision 6.2, providing a tool to search important data such as cash register transactions synced with surveillance video.

Advanced Data Search

In addition, you can set up a recording event and other actions based on serial data. For example, record video when liquor is purchased.

Serial Event Trigger

Setting up the search rules is easy with the new rule configuration screen.

Easy Rules Editor


Increased PTZ Control Responsiveness

exacqVision Joystick

Version 6.0 of the exacqVision VMS included smoother control and faster response for a number of IP PTZ cameras. With the 6.2 release, these improvements have now been expanded to include more camera manufacturers including Pelco, ACTi, Hikvision and UDP. You’ll really notice these improvements when using the exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard.


Expanded Support for Client-Side Dewarping with Panoramic/Fisheye Cameras

Exacq continues to build on its list of supported panoramic or “fisheye” cameras that allow for client-side dewarping. With client-side dewarping the entire panoramic field of view is always available–whether the user is in live or recorded mode. This works with the exacqVision client, the web browser client and even with the Exacq Mobile app. Client-side panoramic dewarping is more resource efficient, recording one video stream and eliminating the possibility of redundant recording. Version 6.2 of exacqVision adds client-side dewarping for the Illustra 825 and the Samsung SNV-7010 fisheye/panoramic cameras.

Client-Based Panoramic Dewarping

Supported client-based dewarping cameras and technology partners include:

New IP Camera Support

We’ve added support for over 80 new IP cameras models in the exacqVision 6.2 release, bringing the total number of IP cameras supported to nearly 2000!

IP Cameras

New native driver support for the following cameras is included in this release:

American Dynamics

  • Illustra FlexIllustra 825  360° Fisheye camera now with client-side dewarping
  • Illustra 625 PTZ camera now with “Pattern and Peel”
  • Illustra 610 Compact Mini Bullet

Samsung

  • SNV-7010 Fisheye with client-side dewarping
  • Multi-StrSamsung Logoeam support for:
    • SND-6013
    • SNV-6013
    • SND-7084
    • SNV-7084

Panasonic

  • PanasonicWV-SFN611L
  • WV-SFR611L
  • WV-SFN631L
  • WV-SFR631L

Bosch

  • BoschMulti-stream support
  • FLEXIDOME IP micro 5000

Sony

  • SonySNC-HM662 Fisheye with client-side dewarping

Canon

  • VB-S800D
  • canon logoVB-S31D PTZ
  • VB-S30D PTZ
  • VB-S900F

ONVIFONVIF IP Camera Integrations

  • DSC – 2 new models
  • Dahua – 25 new models
  • Speco techonologies – 8 new models
  • Flexwatch – 5 new models
  • Dynacolor – 1 new model
  • ZTE – 10 new models


Web & Mobile Clients

Active DirectoryWeb Service AD/LDAP Support

  • Mobile and Web Client users can now use domain credentials
  • Log into web service, client software and Windows/Linux with the same account
  • LDAPEasier for your IT department to administer users

Web Client

The Web Client now supports:

  • Thumbnail Search
  • Timeline Search


exacqVision ESM Version 2.6

Several new enhancements are included in the release of exacqVision Enterrprise System Manager (ESM) 2.6 including:

Email Rules Engine design overhaul

  • Define rules using natural language “If-Then” structure
  • Create specific event start/stop rules
  • Create specific rules for different servers, cameras and server groups
  • HTML email format (prettier)

ESM Email

ESM Server Versions Page

  • Overhaul of GUI layout to improve usability
  • Identify old versions of exacqVision still deployed
  • Identify new versions of exacqVision available

ESM User Preference Persistence

  • All preferences for viewing servers, events and cameras are persisted
  • Preferences saved per user
  • Settings carry over between browsers

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.

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