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EXACQVISION 8.8: ENHANCES SITUATION AWARENESS AND ADDS USER CONTROLS FOR ADMINISTRATORS

exacqVision 8.8 provides powerful tools that improve situation awareness and control for both administrators and users.

exacqVision 8.8 Feature Highlights:
  • Better Day-to-Day Monitoring
    • Embed a web page as a panel within the client
    • Enhanced event linking including with PowerSeries Neo virtual zones
    • Support for higher-resolution displays
    • Single sign-on support when syncing with exacqvision ESM
  • Enhanced Administrator Control
    • More control over how and when users access the system
  • Simplified Camera Configuration
    • Add multiple IP cameras at one time
    • Preview image on mouse hover to quickly find camera location
  • Web and Mobile Improvements
    • Improved cybersecurity and video export with Web services
    • Auto select appropriate streams for multi-stream cameras
    • Respect camera rotation when retrieving video
  • Additional 3rd Party Camera Options
    • H.265 support for Illustra IP cameras
    • Integration with next gen Illustra Flex and Samsung X-Series cameras
    • Support for Hikvision ISAPI

Feature Details:

Better Day-to-Day Monitoring

Embed a web page as a panel within the client

Users can embed a web page as a panel within the client to give them important information such as weather updates or breaking news headlines so they can better react to imminent events that could potentially affect their business.

exacqVision 8.8 embedded web page

Enhanced event linking, including with PowerSeries Neo virtual zones

Operators can now display any event linkage as an association which will appear on top of the live video feed. Ideal for associating access control or intrusion breaches, this capability is also very useful in applications such as retail, where metal/foil detectors are now being deployed to detect foil-lined bags, a new tool for shoplifters. Once the serial data profile is set up from the detector, whenever a foil-lined bag is detected, an alert will trigger and automatically appear on top of the corresponding live video, providing critical information to the retailer trying to prevent rising theft.

This event linking functionality is also available with DSC PowerSeries Neo Virtual Zones which provides better integration between DSC’s access control products and exacqVision.

exacqVision 8.8 Enhanced-event-linking

Support for higher resolution displays

exacqVision 8.8 introduces support for higher-resolution displays, including 4K monitors as well as Retina displays (for Mac).

Single sign-on support when syncing with exacqvision ESM

Users can now take advantage of single sign-on support when syncing exacqVision with ESM. Once configured, a user can log in to exacqVision and access ESM without having to enter his or her credentials a second time.

Enhanced Administrator Control

More control over how and when users access the system

This latest release adds very important controls for administrators looking to more strictly manage how and when users can access the VMS.

  • Expiration of inactive accounts: Admins can now configure user accounts to expire once they have met a specified inactivity threshold (e.g. a certain number of days). For example, if a user hasn’t logged in for 90 days, his or her login will be marked as expired and the user won’t be able to log in until the admin re-enables the account.
  • Automatic unlock of locked out accounts: Admin users can configure accounts that have been locked out due to failed login attempts to automatically unlock after a certain amount of time.
  • Temporary guest accounts: Admin users can now create temporary guest accounts which allow users to access the system for a limited amount of time. This can give third parties such as law enforcement system access for a specified time period.
  • Expanded access to preset tours: Users with “Allow PTZ” permission can now start and stop preset tours.

exacqVision 8.8 user access closeup

Simplified Camera Configuration

Add multiple IP cameras at one time

For projects requiring dozens or hundreds of cameras across multiple servers, adding each camera one at a time can be a tedious and time-consuming task. With exacqVision 8.8, users can import multiple IP cameras to several servers at one time via a CSV file, which includes the cameras’ IP addresses, usernames, passwords, etc.

Preview image on mouse hover to quickly find camera location

exacqVision 8.8 accelerates the process of identifying where cameras are located (e.g. lobby, parking lot) by displaying a preview image of a camera’s live feed when a user hovers over that camera’s name. This makes the configuration process significantly faster and more efficient.
exacqVision 8.8 image closeup

Web and Mobile Improvements

Improved cybersecurity and video export with web services

exacqVision 8.8 improves cybersecurity by requiring admin users to create a new password on their first login. It also improves the video export process by allowing the camera dewarp settings to persist in the video export. MP4 and AVI (Linux) exports are now supported.

Auto select appropriate streams for multi-stream cameras

When selecting a multi-stream camera, the app now considers the image’s size and quality when selecting the correct stream. This will improve the app’s responsiveness when retrieving these video feeds.

Respect camera rotation when retrieving video

Previously, for cameras with a rotation set to 90 or 180 degrees, Exacq Mobile was displaying a smaller image which didn’t fully utilize the entire screen space. exacqVision 8.8 introduces a fix to this problem so the image takes advantage of the full screen size when retrieving a video feed.

Additional 3rd Party Camera Options
  • H.265 support for Illustra IP cameras
  • Integration with Samsung X-Series cameras and next gen Illustra Flex
  • Support for Hikvision ISAPI

exacqVision 8.4 adds features to address cybersecurity and user experience

exacqVision 8.4 adds critical cybersecurity features demanded by IT departments, while improving the operator experience. The VMS supports HTTPS to encrypt the communication between supported cameras and the NVR, and users can now easily configure security certificates used by exacqVision Web Services for HTTPS communication.

Focused on enhancing usability, exacqVision 8.4 boasts a low contrast GUI designed to address the link between interface ergonomics and operator fatigue. Combined with other features such as two-way audio with Exacq Mobile, PTZ support for Suspect Tracking and more, this release raises the bar for system protection, video performance and intuitive user experience.

Software Downloads

exacqVision 8.4 Highlights:

  • exacqVision
    • HTTPS support from Camera to NVR
    • High Contrast and Customizable GUI
    • Event Duration Rules
    • Enhanced Suspect Tracking with Jump to PTZ Presets
  • Web Client and ExacqMobile
    • Integrated HTTPS configuration with Web Services
    • Exacq Mobile Microphone Support
  • Enterprise System Manager 4.8
    • exacqVision Client Launch with ESM
  • Integrations
    • Integration with Bentel Absoluta and Bosch intrusion products
    • Camera and ONVIF integrations

exacqVision Enhancements

HTTPS support from Camera to NVR

HTTPS can now be used to encrypt the communication and information exchanged between exacqVision NVRs and supported cameras (it’s important to note that the video itself is not encrypted using HTTPS). Illustra and Axis camera models are supported at this time.

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Low Contrast and Customizable GUI

A new low contrast GUI option helps decreases operator fatigue and improves attention to detail in darkened environments. You can create your own GUI theme with easy to edit XML and easily switch between them.

dark gui

Event Duration Rules

exacqVision now offers additional flexibility when configuring events.  You can configure email notifications to send when events start, end or both.

event duration

Enhanced Suspect Tracking – Jump to PTZ Preset
Suspect Tracking links can now be configured to jump to specific PTZ camera presets, enabling faster tracking of suspects through an entire scene.

suspect_Tracking

 

Web Client and ExacqMobile

Integrated HTTPS configuration with exacqVision Web Services

HTTPS is now easier to deploy on the exacqVision Web Service. Within the configuration page, a free, signed security certificate can be generated and applied to the server. Once deployed, all communication between web browsers and the ExacqMobile app is encrypted when using HTTPS.

  • Fully configured from GUI
  • Free signed certificate issued by Let’s Encrypt
  • Obtained, configured and renewed automatically
  • Can also specify your own certificateIMAGE

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ExacqMobile Microphone Support

ExacqMobile now supports the use of the microphones built into phones & tablets, allowing security operators a more flexible way to interact with the security environment.

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Enterprise System Manager (ESM) 4.8

exacqVision Client Launch from ESM

Now, you can launch an exacqVision Client directly from the ESM interface for the quick configuration of server settings.

client launch

Integrations with Bentel Absoluta and Bosch B-Series & G-Series intrusion panels

exacqVision now supports Bentel Absoluta and Bosch B-Series & G-Series intrusion panels, with complete control from the exacqVision interface.  Monitor door access, lock or unlock doors, and arm or disarm alarm systems all from exacqVision and Exacq Mobile.

intrusion

Camera Integrations

With this release, exacqVision adds more than 100 new camera models bringing the total number to more than 3,100 cameras. We’ve added models from Illustra, Axis, Panasonic, Arecont, Samsung, Vivotek, ACTi, Pelco.

Illustra Flex 2MP PTZ

Illustra Flex

Illustra Pro 12MP Fisheye
Illustra Fisheye

Additional ONVIF Integrations

  • Support for multi-channel encoders that consume 1 license per 4 channels using the ONVIF plugin.
  • Integrations with new camera models from:
    • ViewZ
    • GeoVision
    • FLIR
    • Advanced Technology Video
    • HDPro
    • Siqura Surveillance

 Visit our IP Camera database to check for support and integration details.

Learn more about the exacqVision VMS portfolio and our entire line of IP & Hybrid NVRs.

Introducing the New exacqVision M-Series All-in-One Recorder

The new exacqVision M-Series with camera power management (CPM) is the easiest IP video recorder to quote, install and service. This recorder adds to the existing LC-Series PoE recorder and includes exacqVision VMS software, server, and integrated PoE and PoE+ camera power ports.

exacqVision M-Series
Features:

  • Easy to Install – No external switch required with 4 or 8 PoE camera ports
  • Reduces installation time – Simply plug in cameras and start recording with exacqVision EasyConnect
  • Automatically configures IP cameras for motion-based recording
  • Saves maintenance trips by remotely power cycling individual PoE cameras
  • Pre-licensed for out of the box deployment – Includes 8 exacqVision Start licenses
  • Stores up to 2TB of video

The M-Series PoE recorder comes with three years of unlimited software updates and hardware warranty.

exacqVision LC-Series Network Video Recorder with Increased Storage

The exacqVision LC-Series IP and hybrid network video recorders now offer increased storage at the same price.

exacqvision-lc-series-nvr_12tb-storage

  • Store up to 12TB of video
  • Connect up to 32 cameras, 16 analog and 16 IP
  • Pre-loaded with exacqVision VMS software

View the new part numbers and learn more about the exacqVision LC-Series NVRs.

School Campus Enhances Perimeter Security with Complete Tyco Security Products Solution

 About Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Wakefield Girls High School educate students in West and South Yorkshire, England. The large campus includes about 4 buildings of varying sizes some dating back to the 16th century. A 19-person governing body and 500-person teaching and support staff work to better the education for 2,100 pupils yearly.

The Challenge

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Wakefield Girls’ High School, located in Yorkshire, England, wanted a completely unified security system to secure the perimeter of the campus, while minimizing investigation time and improving security operations. Additionally, they wanted cameras that produced clear images to identify people as well as a management system that was easy to use.

Wakefield Grammar School

The Solution

After a complete site survey and evaluation, the school selected Reflex Systems of South Yorkshire, England as their integrator.

Queen Elizabeth Grammar and Wakefield School increased its security across its five-school campus with a complete Tyco Security Products solution including:

exacqVision Kantech Onboard

“They had done quite a bit of research on everything. Once they came to us, we decided that going with the Kantech embedded software was the best decision from a future-proofing point of view,” explained Steven Ward, technical director, Reflex Systems.

BenefitsIP Camera

Improved Camera Performance

With camera performance and image quality being the two most important factors for the school, the new Illustra Pro cameras give them the opportunity to cover all entry and exit points on campus and see critical details in areas with no sunlight. The strong integration between exacqVision VMS software and Illustra cameras simplified the deployment and optimized the performance. exacqVision automatically discovers cameras and addresses in exacqVision with EasyConnect.

exacqVision EasyConnect

Reduced Hardware Expenses

exacqVision recorders with Kantech Onboard reduce the hardware expenses and amount of rack space needed with the access control system pre-loaded on the network video recorder. The recorder came pre-loaded and pre-licensed with Kantech EntraPass Corporate access control system software at no additional cost.  With the integration of access control and video into one system, they were able to improve response time to critical alarms and events. With exacqVision CameraLinks, school operators can quickly access the most needed commands from live view and further search video evidence associated with entry and exit points.

“The installation went absolutely seamlessly. We prewired extra IT points where cameras were going to be and when it came time to connect everything to the network, they were snapped in and up and working right away. It was a great experience.”
– David Butterfield
Estates and Contracts Manager
Wakefield Grammar School Foundation

Contact our sales team to learn more about how to utilize our solution for your school:

Read more about this success story.

exacqVision Integrates with Commend 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 video management systems (VMS) software.

Commend Intercom Solutions including stations, modules and servers for integration of speech, image and data can be found in control rooms throughout the world for increased security. For example, help and emergency call points for transport solutions, controlling barriers in car parks and controlling lifts in buildings.

Integration Benefits

  • Associate video with audio to properly verify identity of visitors at call stations
  • Automatic  display of video of pre and post alarm activities
  • 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
Commend Integration

 

This integration requires exacqVision 8.0 or later and Commend software package version PRO2.1 or higher, Commend CCT800 utility 5.0.

Commend is also integrated with Software House CCURE 9000 and AC2000 access control system.

View the integration guides and learn more.

exacqVision Integrates with Hartmann Controls Access Control System

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

Hartmann Controls develops the protector.net access control system, a web-based software utilizing the latest Microsoft Technologies for users to administer access control from any browser-enabled device.

Hartmann Controls

This integration features:

  • Auto detects cameras within exacqVision to quickly find cameras within the list
  • Supports multistreaming cameras for multiple views from a single camera and to optimize video storage
  • Links access control events to video for instant search and playback minimizing investigation time
  • View live and recorded video within access control web interface

This integration requires exacqVision version 7.8 or later with a current exacqVision Professional or Enterprise license using Protector.net version 2.7.

To learn more about configuring the integration, visit our access control integration page.

Watch this video to see how it works.

Welcome Jeff Munson,
New Area Sales Manager

Exacq introduces Jeff Munson as the new Area Sales Manager for exacqVision network video recordersvideo management system VMS software and Illustra IP cameras in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Jeff brings more than 20 years of security industry experience. Most recently, he was a regional sales director for a video products manufacturer.

Jeff Munson

Jeff Munson
jeffmunson@tycoint.com
469.863.6271

If you have any Exacq questions, please contact Jeff.

exacqVision LC-Series Network Video Recorder with Increased Storage

The exacqVision LC-Series IP and hybrid network video recorders now offers increased storage and updated chassis design.

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  • Store up to 6 TB of video
  • Integrated internal power supply
  • Updated chassis design for enhanced thermal performance

Learn more about the exacqVision LC-Series recorders.

If you have questions, contact your local sales representative:

exacqVision 7.8 Release Enables Direct Archive Search and Introduces Camera Connection Diagnostics

exacqVision 7.8, the latest release of exacqVision video management system (VMS) software, is now available from Exacq.

Software Downloads

Watch this video to see the exacqVision complete security solution and new features.

exacqVision 7.8 highlights:


Direct Archive Search

Direct Archive SearchexacqVision 7.8 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. Direct archive search is available for any exacqVision S-Series storage device and any third-party network share archive.

For customers that want to implement mobile video on vehicles such as trains, subways, and buses, exacqVision Edge+ VMS software on a camera can be used in combination with direct archive search to send video to the archive while at the station and view video from the archive while the vehicle is on duty.

Direct archive search can be enabled for exacqVision Professional and Enterprise users. To enable direct archive search, users can go to the Archiving page and select the enabled check box under the new Direct Search section and enter read-only username and password credentials that the client will use to access the network share.


Camera Connection Diagnostics

exacqVision will now provide guidance on all camera connections to resolve and troubleshoot camera connections faster. The new camera diagnostic information will reduce common technical support questions.

exacqVision_Camera_Diagnostics

Under IP Camera Information there is a new Troubleshooting Steps field that gives specific instructions to support connection scenarios for any camera manufacturer and model. Connection Diagnostics and descriptions include:

  • Different Subnet – IP of camera is on a different subnet and may not be reachable.
  • Duplicate IP – Device with the same IP address is already in the list
  • Wrong IP – Device of the same type was discovered at a different IP
  • Type Mismatch – Device of a different type discovered at the same IP
  • Bad Credentials – Camera is rejecting the username or password


Hard Disk Drive Serviceability

exacqVision will automatically run disk health checks for proactive notification when a NVR hard drive may fail.

HDD-Serviceability

On the Storage page under the Hardware tab, users can find the storage hardware disks. exacqVision will show a green check mark or red X indicating if the disk has failed or a HDD failure is impending.. Users can perform a self-test for a single disk or for all disks by clicking one of the two buttons: ‘start short test’ which typically takes seconds or ‘start long test’, which may take a few hours to complete. The status line under the properties section will display the drive failure and notify the user if a drive needs replaced. This feature is available exclusively on exacqVision network video recorders.


Bandwidth Control

exacqVision Professional and Enterprise users can configure bandwidth limitations to certain IP ranges and during specific hours to optimize traffic. Bandwidth can be customizable down to the Kbps or Mbps for greater control.

Bandwidth can be limited for:Bandwidth-Configuration

  • All Remote Client Access – affects all client traffic out of the recorder
  • WAN Client Access – affects all traffic on a different subnet
  • Defined IP Ranges – affects only the defined IP ranges

Bandwidth can be scheduled for specific days and start and end times. By default, it will be set to Everyday, All Day. For example, in retail applications, users may want to schedule WAN bandwidth restrictions around business hours so lines for credit cards can be used and during closed hours the bandwidth opens up.


MP4 Crop Export

exacqVision users can now export video files to MP4. Along with the new MP4 export feature, exacqVision provides users with the ability to crop the scene, add a subtitle and time stamp to any .EXE, .MOV or .MP4 video file.The ability to crop a scene gives users greater flexibility to meet privacy standards. In schools, administrators can crop the video event footage down to only include the necessary students involved instead of including the entire scene of students, which may violate privacy regulations.

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Users can select the new scissors icon and draw a box around a specific area they would like to crop for the export, allowing them to focus on the necessary area of the event. The cropped image will add a black border with yellow text stating “cropped from original video” to the bottom of the exported file. Watermark authentication is also supported for .exe export.

Users can export files larger than 4GB. Files can still be exported as .exe, .avi and .mov in addition to the new .mp4 format.


Web Service Dashboard

The redesigned web service configuration page now displays performance and connectivity status in a new dashboard for convenient connection monitoring. The page now offers guidance and live status of server workloads and connected users. An easy to read, real-time graphic shows the current CPU and memory usage, the number of connected users and camera streams they are viewing. For further detail, the number of streams being transcoded is shown. The blue section indicates how much the web service is using and the dark gray shows how much the machine is using in total. Within a glance, users can see if the web service is encountering a high level of load. If there is a high number of users or high memory usage, it may be necessary to add hardware to improve performance.

exacqVision_WebConfigurationPage

Additionally, this page will provide guidance on connectivity:

  • Outbound Internet Connection -Confirms the web server can reach the Internet
  • Inbound Internet Connection – Confirms the Internet can reach the web server
  • Internet Address – Confirms the external IP or URL that users will enter into Exacq Mobile

Web-Service-Administration


Exacq Mobile Event List Search

Quickly find and review video associated with POS, access control and other events from your mobile app in a new list search format.

By clicking the search icon in the upper right hand corner of the app and selecting custom, a search details box will appear. Users can select the specific start/end time and up to 4 cameras to search on. Similar to the exacqVision client list search, Exacq Mobile allows users to view a thumbnail of each event and review events individually in a list. Double click or touch any of the results to view the timeline view of the specific event. Users can closely review events quickly to ensure nothing was missed in any of the scenes.

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Enterprise System Manager (ESM) License Management

Administrators can now backup and store server licenses directly from ESM. The new functionality allows administrators to easily import, export and save a large number of server licenses and view license expiration dates. On the server details page, users can select the calendar icon to save configuration, change configuration, update software or import license file. This gives ESM administrators the ability to manage all licenses for recorders monitored on the system.
Note: This feature will be released within the coming weeks.

Enterprise System Manager_License_Managment


IP Camera Integrations

We have added support for more than 90 new IP camera models in the exacqVision 7.8 release and updated over 400 new test records. exacqVision now supports nearly 3,000 IP cameras.


IllustraIllustra

  • IPS02D2ISBIT
  • IPS02D2ICBIT
  • IPS02D2ICBTT
  • IPS02D2ISBTT
  • IPS02D2ISWTT
  • IPS02D2ICWTT
  • IPS02D2OCBTT
  • IPS02D2OCBIT
  • IPS02D2ISWIT
  • IPS02D2OCWIT
  • IPS02D2OSBTT
  • IPS02D2OSBIT
  • IPS02D2ICWIT
  • IPS02D3ICWTT
  • IPS02D3ISWTT
  • IPS02D3ICWIT
  • IPS02D3ICBTT


AXISAxis Communications

  • M3044
  • M3045
  • M5013-V PTZ
  • M5014-V PTZ
  • Q8721-E
  • Q8722-E
  • M3037 client-side dewarping
  • Tampering and analytic events supported on metadata only devices

Arecont VisionArecont Vision

  • AV12276DN-NL/08/28
  • AV20275DN-NL/08/28
  • AV12586PM
  • AV1115DN(AI)v1
  • AV2115DN(AI)v1
  • AV2116DNv1
  • AV3115DN(AI)v1
  • AV5115DN(AI)v1
  • AV10115DN(AI)v1
  • Support for corridor view 90/270

PanasonicPanasonic

  • WV-SFN130
  • WV-SFN110
  • WV-SFV130
  • WV-SFV110
  • Client-side dewarping for WV-SFN480

GanzGanz

  • ZN-DNT352XE-MIR

BoschBosch

  • Autodome IP 7000 HD
  • Updates on how motion data is received

SamsungSamsung

  • SNP-6321

SonySony

  • Initial support for Sony Gen7 cameras

ACTiACTi

  • Updated driver for better support on I/Q/E/B/D models

HikVision

Hikvision

  • DS-2DE5220I-AE
  • DS-2DF6336V-AEL
  • DS-2CD4185F-I(Z)
  • DS-2DE5174-AE

VivotekVivotek

  • FE8182
  • FD836B-HTV
  • FD8138-H
  • FD8381-EV
  • FD8181

OnvifONVIF Integrations

  • W Box
  • Milesight
  • Hunt Electronic
  • OpenEye


New IntegrationsSensormatic-Synergy-Series-integration

  • Sensormatic Synergy Series electronic article surveillance (EAS) system integration to improve loss prevention within one interface
  • Selea License Plate Recognition

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.
exacqVision 7.8 is available for download here.
Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try