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UNPRECEDENTED DATA INSIGHT, CONTINUOUS UPTIME, AND INTUITIVE EXPERIENCE THE FOCUS OF EXACQVISION 9.6

Having access to the massive amount of data that is generated by surveillance cameras and security systems is only part of the equation; understanding and reacting to that data is the most effective way to keep employees, visitors, and assets protected. exacqVision 9.6 allows users to harness the power of their data with reporting capabilities that provide unprecedented event insight. The latest version also provides important new features and integrations that ensure continuous surveillance and an even more intuitive user experience.  

v9.6 Feature Highlights: 

Complete Security to More Effectively Protect People and Property 

  • Visualization of data and trends provides actionable insight  
  • Integration with DMP intrusion panels offers more options for complete security solution
     

Ensure Undisrupted Security  

  • Continuous recording with Axis cameras, even in network loss 
  • Encrypted video streams from Axis and Samsung cameras  

 

More Intuitive, Global Experience 

  • Select Default Client Language 

 

Feature Details: 

Complete Security to More Effectively Protect People and Property 

Visualization of data and trends provides actionable insight  

A new Report Mode option within the exacqVision Search page gives users the ability to interpret events captured by the VMS and make more effective business decisions based on potential trends. By better visualizing analytic, recording, and event data, security operators can more efficiently evaluate and respond to events such as aberrant ‘door open’ alarms in restricted areas or unusually high numbers of motion detected events for a certain camera. This insight provides the high level of awareness required to mitigate potentially dangerous trends.  Data sets are also exportable in a CSV format and can be imported into other BI applications, which means users aren’t limited to analyzing data solely within exacqVision.g 

 

New integration with DMP intrusion panels strengthens exacqVision as a complete security solution 

exacqVision now integrates with DMP intrusion panels, giving users more options to build their complete security solution. By leveraging this powerful integration, users can arm, disarm, and bypass zones and partitions from the exacqVision client, as well as use DMP alarms to trigger other events within exacqVision. The ability to seamlessly execute arm/disarm actions vs. simply receiving alarm system events is an important distinction from other VMS systems’ intrusion integrations, and allows customers to better protect their businesses.   

 

Ensure Undisrupted Security  

Continuous recording with Axis cameras, even in network loss 

exacqVision 9.6 now supports direct SD video recording capabilities with Axis cameras, minimizing lost video due to unexpected network or NVR outage.  With this feature enabled in Axis cameras, motion events are always recording to the SD card.  If connection is lost between the camera and NVR, the video that was recorded during that time will transfer back to the exacqVision NVR upon reconnection and is automatically stored at the correct date and time. This offers peace of mind to customers who use one of the industry’s most popular camera lines to maintain a safe and compliant work environment. 

 

Encrypted video streams from Axis and Samsung cameras  

The growing complexity and interconnectivity of security systems has driven the need for more secure communication between cameras and video servers, and exacqVision 9.6 now offers an optional feature to encrypt the video streams from Axis and Samsung cameras to the video server. Encrypting the video stream ensures data can only be interpreted by the server itself, meaning any third-party that intercepts this stream is unable to decrypt or make use of this data in any way. This additional layer of security offers the cyber protection necessary to keep a customer’s system continually secured. 

More Intuitive, Global Experience   

Select Default Client Language  

Already known to be an intuitive VMS, exacqVision 9.6 further simplifies the experience by allowing users to specify the language they want the exacqVision Client to display in, as well as easily switch languages without requiring complicated changes to the computer settings. Not only does this eliminate tedious and error-prone processes for the user, it simplifies region-specific installation and support for integrators.   

EXACQVISION 9.4 FOCUSES ON UNCOMPROMISED AWARENESS AND CYBERSECURITY 

JUNE 15, 2018
Today’s networked video surveillance systems face risks in many ways: from nefarious hackers focused on creating massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, but also from the more innocuous practice of poor password management. With Cybersecurity top of mind, exacqVision 9.4 offers additional protections to safeguard against threats to video management systems.  

v9.4 Feature Highlights: 

Keeping Security Teams Hyper-Aware 

  • Avoids lost video due to network outage by retrieving video recorded on Illustra IP cameras 
  • Event monitoring lockdown mode  

 

Stricter Password Requirements for Stronger Cybersecurity 

  • Force admin password change on new exacqVision installations  
  • Prevent the use of common passwords  
  • Enhancements to secure password storage  

 

Easier to Use, More Secure Enterprise System Manager  

  • Save time by automatically propagating privileges to ESM groups 
  • 64-bit release provides access to full hardware capabilities 
  • Stricter password settings and better protected user sessions enhance EMS security  
  • LDAP performance improvements 

 

Additional 3rd Party Solution Support 

  • ONVIF Plug-in enhancements  

 

Feature Details: 

Keeping Security Teams Hyper-Aware 

Avoids lost video due to network outage by retrieving video recorded on Illustra IP cameras  

exacqVision supports innovative technology with Illustra IP cameras, to provide camera-NVR connectivity that protects against video loss. When connectivity between Illustra cameras and an exacqVision NVR fails, video records directly onto the camera’s SD card. Once connectivity is reestablished, recorded video trickles back to the exacqVision NVR and is automatically stored at the correct date and time.  

 

Event Monitor lockdown mode keeps critical info front and center 

Out of sight, out of mind. This is definitely not a phrase that has any place in a business focused on the safety and well-being of its people and critical assets. That’s why we’ve created a lockdown mode for the exacqVision Event Monitor which ensures important notifications can’t be missed by closing the event monitor and are immediately seen by system users so appropriate action can be taken. 

Stricter Password Requirements for Stronger Cybersecurity 

Requires admin password change on new exacqVision installations  

Proper password management isn’t always intuitive, and sometimes password tools and policies are necessary to enforce best practices for creating and protecting passwords. Each exacqVision release includes stronger cyber protections to safeguard your video ecosystem.  As of exacqVision 9.4, users will be required to change the admin password on all new software installations, eliminating default passwords for the admin account. This will help prevent unauthorized access to the VMS and keep data safe and your company’s reputation intact.  

Prevents the use of common passwords  

Analysts estimate that some 50% of people on the Internet are still using the same password or an easily guessed, common password for all of their logins. These are some of the riskiest things you can do online, and certainly perilous for anyone managing a video security system. Cyber-attackers routinely use brute force attack programs to rapidly try hundreds or even thousands of common passwords to gain access to a system. 

To help protect the system from brute force attacks, exacqVision 9.4 introduces a mechanism that requires users to select a password that is harder for a computer algorithm to guess. Preventing users from choosing common passwords ensures the system is kept safe from unauthorized access. 

Enhancements to secure password storage  

Exacq has always prevented passwords from appearing as plain text in its configuration files, but exacqVision 9.4 introduces a more secure way to store passwords in these files. Passwords are now stored using a secure, machine-specific algorithm. This means that even if an attacker is able to break the algorithm and figure out a user’s password, he or she will only gain access to one set of credentials, as each file uses its own algorithm. 

 

Easier to Use, More Secure Enterprise System Manager (ESM) 

Save time by automatically propagating privileges to ESM groups 

ESM has always allowed you to assign different privileges for a particular user to individual ESM groups.  However, manually assigning these privileges to each of the groups available was often time-consuming and prone to error. 

The latest release of ESM automatically propagates a user’s server privileges to all the child groups of a parent group. For example, if a user is assigned “Live Only” access in parent group B, those privileges can be automatically propagated to all child groups of that parent group. This saves a significant amount of admin time and greatly reduces the chance of data entry error.  

64-bit release provides access to full hardware capabilities 

Until now, the ESM installer has only been available in the 32-bit version, which limited the utilization of hardware capabilities. Today’s 5.8 release allows you to fully utilize the 64-bit processor and higher memory capacity of performance-built servers.  

The release has been verified on a wide range of operating systems, including the latest Windows Server 2016 and newest Ubuntu 18.04. Existing users can easily upgrade from a 32-bit software with the installer doing all the heavy lifting in the background for a seamless transition. 

Stricter password settings and better protected user sessions enhance ESM security 

This latest release contains several security related enhancements and preventative safeguards designed to keep the software safe from external threats. 

Starting with this release, the installer will not have a default password for the admin user and, instead, will require the password be set at install time. This step not only prevents an inadvertent open door to the system, but also averts brute force attacks by enforcing password complexity rules. 

Other enhancements include better protection of user session information, and the prevention of unintended execution of programs and cross-site scripting attacks, all painstakingly designed to mitigate attacks and security vulnerabilities. 

Better LDAP integration accelerates browsing of directories 

ESM users frequently integrate with LDAP or Active Directory to simplify user management – importing users from existing directories and allowing centralized authorization in an Enterprise setting. 

The latest release improves the integration by caching results and optimizing queries, resulting in accelerated browsing of huge LDAP directories and a vastly improved user experience. 

Additional 3rd Party Camera Options 

ONVIF Plugin enhancements 

exacqVision 9.4 introduces enhancements to our ONVIF plugin which improves video quality and reduces camera jitter. These changes provide end users with enhanced and uniform time-stamping capabilities for video, audio, and metadata on both the server and camera, leading to a much smoother user experience. 

NEW HIGH-CAPACITY, FRONT-ACCESSIBLE HDD MODELS OF EXACQVISION A-SERIES RECORDER PORTFOLIO PROVIDE EASY EXPANSION

The use of video surveillance to detect, deter and prosecute crime has grown significantly, and increases in camera resolutions and frame rates have caused the need for video storage to surge at an unprecedented rate. Exacq’s new line of high-capacity, front-accessible hard disk drives (HDD) within its exacqVision A-Series recorder portfolio answers those extraordinary demands for video storage expansion. The new network video recorders let you spend more time on investigations and value-added services to your business, and less time managing your system.exacqVision F2A Series

Feature Highlights:

Feature Details:
Eight Front-Accessible Storage Bays with up to 80TB of Storage Available

The new front-accessible recorders are the first models with HDD configuration designed to address future storage needs. Their flexible configuration makes it easy to simply shut down the system and insert additional hard drives from the front of the chassis for hassle-free maintenance and expansion.80TB | Exacq A-Series

A Flexible Recording Solution for Any Application
Featuring hybrid and IP server models, the front-accessible A-Series recorders include 4 IP camera licenses, support up to 64 IP and 32 analog cameras, and are compatible with thousands of IP camera models from leading manufacturers like Illustra, Axis, Arecont and more. Like all Exacq recorders, the new models include a 3-year warranty and 3-year SSA for all cameras on the system.

Compact Form Factor Helps Save Space
The front-accessible recorders are smaller than a 4U system, providing a streamlined, sleek solution that saves rack space while giving you comparable storage expansion for future-proof surveillance operation.

2U Chassis | Exacq A-Series

Powerful, Reliable Solution
As part of the A-Series family of recorders, the new front-accessible recorders feature the same high-performance, feature-rich reliability. They can continuously record up to 550 Mbps of video for high concentration of high-definition analog and IP cameras, and can stream up to 1,800 frames per second of live/recorded video to web/mobile clients.

Available with either Windows 10 or Ubuntu 16.04 operating systems, the new models of the exacqVision A-Series IP and Hybrid Recorders offer Quad NICs and RAID 5, making them ideal for enterprise environments needing expansion and reliability assurance.

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EXACQVISION 9.2 PROVES THAT STRONG SECURITY AND A CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENCE CAN CO-EXIST

Easy-to-use, easy-to-install. exacqVision has owned that mindset for decades, and version 9.2 continues driving forward with innovative features that let customers configure and customize the system exactly the way that works best for them while providing strong security features to protect against cyber-attacks.

v9.2 Feature Highlights:

Customization Helps Drive Better Situation Awareness

  • Enhanced video wall configuration
  • Push search results to other workstations
  • Custom icons for camera associations
  • Event monitoring support for inbound audio
  • Alarm for camera not recording

User-Centered Enhancements Improve the Experience

  • Admins can require/allow users to change passwords
  • Improved login experience for access schedule restrictions
  • Support for non-complex passphrases
  • Add version number to system usage pane

A Better Web and Mobile Experience

  • Cybersecurity enhancements
  • Save bandwidth with inactivity timeout
  • Prevent the device from sleeping while video is actively playing

ESM and exacqCloud Advances

  • Event alarm for camera not recording
  • Scheduled configuration backups
  • Test email in user’s page
  • Intrusion integration health alarms
  • Enabled enhanced password security from ESM & exacqCloud

Additional 3rd Party Solution Support

  • Dahua H.265
  • Samsung multi-sensor cameras
  • ONVIF auxiliary commands

 

Feature Details:

Customization Helps Drive Better Situation Awareness  

Enhanced video wall configuration

A video wall provides a powerful way to improve incident awareness and reaction time.  When operators can configure video wall layouts in a way that works best for them, it stands to reason that they will respond to incidents more quickly.

The latest exacqVision release empowers users to create a fully customized layout with a simple click and drag of a mouse, even re-sizing the layout to perfect the view.  Create a command and control center by pushing your customized video wall or multiple video walls to an array of monitors.

Push search results to other workstations

In a quickly developing situation, collaboration is often the key to fast and safe resolution.

Enhancements to exacqVision’s VideoPush feature let operators quickly conduct investigations and then send, or “push”, that video to another user’s screen or spot monitor with the click of the mouse. This instant sharing of video search results can save critical seconds when every guard location needs to be aware of who or what they are looking for.

Custom icons for camera associations

Information that is delivered in a meaningful way is the best way to ensure a fast response.

In v9.2, users can now upload their own custom icons for video overlay status or to show controls for cameras and other third-party integrations.  For example, a dollar sign icon could be used with a POS integration to indicate a transaction over a certain dollar amount, or a “No Entry” icon could be used to indicate when an object has crossed into a restricted area.   These cues are critical for operators who spend hours viewing video and need to quickly understand and react to real-time information.

 

Event Monitoring support for inbound audio

Two-way audio is an important and convenient way to ensure security in many applications; for example, a receptionist communicating with guests through an intercom, or a security officer providing instructions to employees trying to access unauthorized areas.

exacqVision now supports inbound audio from cameras, intercoms, and other integrations through Event Monitoring, making two-way audio simple to set up.

Camera not recording? Now you’ll know.

In small installations, it’s fairly easy to see that all cameras are recording as they should. However, when your installation includes hundreds of cameras across multiple servers, it is more complex.

exacqVision 9.2 solves this problem by allowing users to easily configure alarms for a camera that isn’t recording. For example, a user can set an email notification to be sent whenever a particular camera has gone ten minutes without recording video. This allows security to avoid costly business disruption by proactively resolving configuration issues to ensure all video is being recorded as expected.

User-Centered Enhancements Improve the Experience

Admins can require/allow users to change passwords

Cybersecurity best practices dictate that passwords should never be shared, and that certainly applies to the video management system.

exacqVision 9.2 now puts the password responsibility where it belongs; administrators can either permit users to change their passwords whenever they want, or require that users change passwords after a defined amount of time. Available for all servers that have enabled enhanced password strengthening, either option prevents the administrator from discovering the user’s password.

Improved login experience for access schedule restrictions

When a user is denied access and not provided a clear reason, it can be frustrating.  For exacqVision users on a restricted access schedule, the generic “invalid login” message they would receive was particularly trying.

Always focused on the user, exacqVision 9.2 significantly improves that experience. Now, the exacqVision client will tell the user their login failed due to a user schedule if they attempted to log in outside of their schedule.  The client will then attempt to connect every minute until the user’s scheduled start time, making the login process much more intuitive.

Support for non-complex passphrases

Another cybersecurity best practice is to require users to choose passwords which contain a number, capital letter, and a symbol. While this is a great way to protect user credentials, remembering these complex passwords can be a challenge.

With exacqVision 9.2, users can now choose to create a longer passphrase (e.g. RedJeepsAreBest!) instead of a shorter complex password (e.g. Uvv*147!xy). These longer passphrases tend to be easier to remember and make the login experience more intuitive, while still keeping credentials safe.

 

Add version number to system usage pane

It can be a challenge for administrators to ensure all exacqVision users are using the most updated software versions. exacqVision 9.2 simplifies this process by adding the client version to the System Information page for each user on a server. Now, administrators can save time by checking for outdated software by simply scanning a list of users for each server.

A Better Web and Mobile Experience

Enforce cybersecurity by disabling autocomplete in forms and provide the option to factory-reset web service

As part of our continued focus on cybersecurity, exacqVision 9.2 introduces security enhancements to the Exacq mobile app and web client. These include disabling autocomplete in forms and the option to factory reset the web service, which clears all generated keys and database information.

Any time a form autocompletes with information that’s already been entered (usernames, IP addresses, etc.), it makes a potential hacker’s job easier. Wiping information such as IP addresses and user names adds an extra layer of protection and makes it very difficult for hackers and unauthorized users to steal critical information and access company systems.

Save bandwidth by timing out screens during inactivity

To save bandwidth, exacqVision 9.2 now provides the option to timeout video panels when the web client or mobile app hasn’t been interacted with for a specified amount of time. This can save significant network bandwidth, and also ensures your devices are secured when they are not actively being used.

Uninterrupted live display of video on a mobile device

Using Exacq Mobile to view live and recorded video from up to 48 cameras on your mobile device can be a huge productivity saver.  Using a mobile device as an extra display at your work station can add to your overall awareness and allow you to take Exacq with you when investigating an incident.  However, when the device “goes to sleep” because you haven’t interacted with it, those lost moments of surveillance can leave you feeling a bit vulnerable.

The latest release of Exacq Mobile allows you to continuously play video from your mobile device without having to periodically interact with it to prevent it from sleeping.

In addition, the redesigned Views page makes the experience much more intuitive for mobile users.  Available views are now fully displayed on the screen instead of organized in nested menus, and layout diagrams have been added to allow users to quickly identify the right view. In addition, a full list of a view’s included cameras can be displayed by a simple long press, making it easy to identify appropriate cameras.

ESM and exacqCloud Advances

Proactively address cameras not recording

Enterprise System Manager (ESM) helps to maximize the uptime of exacqVision Enterprise recorders. Its intuitive health monitoring dashboard provides continuous system health information, and immediately notifies you of system errors and warnings such as camera disconnected or video loss.

The newest release of ESM adds critical notifications if a camera unexpectedly stops recording video because the camera’s motion configuration was altered, the recording schedule was modified, or other similar scenarios.

ESM provides a rules-based interface to set up alerts and email notifications if a camera has not been recording for a specified duration. These alerts allow an integrator to proactively address camera configuration issues before they become a problem.

 

Scheduled configuration backups to save time and prevent errors

Sometimes reverting to a working configuration of an exacqVision Server is a quick and safe way to get a customer’s system functioning again.

The latest release of ESM provides an intuitive and flexible way to set up and schedule configuration backups. The flexible scheduling feature allows for daily, weekly and monthly backups which not only helps with fixing broken systems, but provides peace of mind to administrators when making configuration changes in ESM.

 

Test email in user’s page

ESM has always supported email notifications by allowing the administrator to set up the email configuration with individual addresses. However, there was no way to validate whether those addresses were correct. With the latest release of ESM, email addresses can be quickly verified with the click of a mouse.

Intrusion integration health alarms

Intrusion panels are a key security ingredient for many customers, and ensuring they are always operational is critical to providing a secure environment.

The latest version of ESM allows users to configure rules based on important health data from intrusion panels, such as “low battery”, to proactively identify and fix issues before they affect security.


 

Enhanced password protection enabled from ESM and exacqCloud

ESM and exacqCloud can now be used to easily turn on the enhanced password security feature that was introduced in exacqVision 9.0 for multiple servers. This feature helps protect users from “man-in-the-middle” and “client masquerading” attacks through the use of key strengthening and augmented password authentication.

 

Additional 3rd Party Camera Options

  • Dahua H.265
  • Samsung multi-channel cameras
  • ONVIF auxiliary commands

EXACQVISION 9.0: MORE SYSTEM CONTROL FOR ADMINS AND BETTER TOOLS FOR MITIGATING INCIDENTS

exacqVision 9.0 Feature Highlights:
  • Keep Your System Safe and Up-to-date
    • Incorporated health alarms from intrusion panels
    • System automatically checks for server software updates
  • Faster Identification and Mitigation of Events using Video Analytics
    • Integration with Illustra video analytics provides critical event notification
    • Integration with Axis Perimeter Defender and Axis VMD4 Video Motion Detection
  • Better Admin Control of User Groups
    • Greater control over user group ‘live’ and ‘search’ privileges
    • Assign users to multiple groups, each with different privileges in Enterprise System Manager (ESM)
  • Simplified Camera Configuration
    • Improvements to UI layout input and output configuration menus adding new data fields for visual clarification
  • Web and Mobile Improvements
    • Time-saving backup/restore settings for exacqMobile
    • Improved user experience with camera associations on mobile device
    • More secure, redesigned exacqVision web service
  • Additional 3rd Party Solution Options
    • Iris and focus control for ONVIF PTZ cameras and encoders
    • Bosch and Northern added to plugin dropdown menu
    • Edge camera support for Artpec-6 cameras
    • Support for Kantech v7.3 with Windows 10
    • H.265 support for Panasonic
    • Support HTTPS Configuration for ACTI
    • Added Client-Side Dewarping for HIKVISION and Panasonic

Feature Details:

Keep Your System Safe and Up-to-date

Incorporate health alarms from intrusion panels

In addition to displaying standard access control and intrusion alarms (e.g. zone bypassed, panel armed, etc.), exacqVision now captures panels and controller health alarms such as low battery, power loss, and keypad tampering. These events can trigger actions within exacqVision and roll-up to ESM or exacqCloud health monitoring solutions to identify issues before they affect an organization’s security infrastructure.

Automatically checks for server updates

exacqVision now checks for automatic server-side updates, expanding upon its existing ability for client-side updates. Once users opt into this feature, exacqVision will automatically notify them when client or server updates are available for download, ensuring their system is always kept up-to-date.

Faster Identification and Mitigation of Events

Integration with Illustra video analytics provides critical event notification

Users of analytics-enabled Illustra Pro cameras can now see visible boxes around analytic event triggers and search on specific metadata associated with analytic events. Visible bounding boxes make the triggering event easy to identify and are visible in both the Live and Search pages of the exacqVision client.  When searching analytic events, the user can now further review analytic event results by drawing specific areas of the scene to filter results.  These analytic enhancements allow for faster identification of triggering events and faster searching of past events generated from Illustra Pro cameras.

Illustra Analytics

Integration with Axis Perimeter Defender and Video Motion Detection

exacqVision now integrates with Axis Perimeter Defender which allows users to monitor large areas based on object behavior such as loitering and conditional zone crossing (e.g. when an object enters one zone without first passing through another zone). The integration can trigger actions within the exacqVision VMS, such as video recording or sending email notifications when a perimeter event occurs.

In addition, exacqVision now supports Video Motion Detection 4 (VMD4) on Axis cameras, which sends alerts when motion is detected.   This new camera support is set to record based on movement, reducing storage and bandwidth usage.

Better Administrator Control

Greater control over user group ‘live’ and ‘search’ privileges

User Group Settings

Admin users can now define ‘live’ and ‘search’ user group privileges individually per camera for greater control. They can grant a user live access to a specific camera, but restrict the same user from searching recorded video.  This capability ensures that surveillance video is only viewed by appropriate exacqVision users.

Assign users to multiple groups, each with different privileges in Enterprise System Manager (ESM)

In the latest version of ESM (5.4), users can be assigned to multiple groups, each with different privileges. This improvement addresses the requirements of large organizations, who often need to assign users to multiple groups of separate servers.

Simplified Camera Configuration

Improvements to input and output configuration menus

The user experience of configuring audio, trigger, and alarm inputs and outputs has been improved with the release of exacqVision 9.0. In previous versions, these inputs and outputs were grouped together in the client and gave users little information regarding the devices each was associated with. Now, not only is this information provided in a grid format for better organization, but it also includes helpful device information like camera name, model, and MAC address.  A critical time-saving enhancement to exacqVision.

Audio Options

Web and Mobile Improvements

Time-saving backup/restore settings for Exacq Mobile
It has always been easy to add servers to an Exacq Mobile configuration, but this process can become time-consuming when dozens or hundreds of servers need to be added to many mobile devices. With Exacq Mobile 9.0, you can create a backup of a mobile configuration, save it to a cloud destination, and restore it on any number of mobile devices, greatly reducing the time required to configure the app on mobile devices.

Improved user experience with camera associations on mobile device

exacqVision 9.0 improves the way users access different camera associations on a mobile device. A new overflow menu prevents too many associations from taking up the entire screen, and a new wheel menu allows users to more intuitively interact with associations.

Mobile Image

 

More secure, redesigned exacqVision web service

exacqVision web services no longer installs a 3rd party webserver and now uses an embedded webserver within the exacqVision web service.  The new web service is more secure and will automatically get updated every quarter as part of the remote update, whereas Apache was not automatically updated when you updated the web service.  This makes managing system updates easier for administrators and helps to ensure the latest version of software is running on your exacqVision web servers.

Additional 3rd Party Camera Options
  • Iris and focus control in exacqVision for Axis, Hikvision, Illustra, and ONVIF IP cameras
  • ACTi event notification with separate socket connection
  • Bosch and Northern added to plugin dropdown menu
  • Edge camera support for Artpec-6 cameras
  • Support for Kantech v7.3 with Windows 10
  • H.265 support for Panasonic
  • Support HTTPS configuration for ACTi
  • Added client-side dewarping for HIKVISION and Panasonic

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.

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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.
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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.

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Event Duration Rules

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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  • 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.

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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

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