Published on 20 June, 2014
Exacq Technologies, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, introduces the ability to seamlessly “bookmark” important video, audio and data with the release of exacqVision 6.2—the latest release of the company’s Video Management System (VMS) software. Version 6.2 also includes EasySupport for streamlined online technical support; and the ability to quickly find important cash register and other point-of-sale (POS) data with Transacq Search. In addition to software for the client and server, this release also includes updates to the Exacq Mobile app, the exacqVision web client and Enterprise System Manager (ESM), a health monitoring program for use with exacqVision networked video recorders (NVRs).
With bookmarking and case management, exacqVision users can permanently save, label and manage important video, audio and data to an exacqVision server. Users can name and add notes to each bookmark. Additionally, all bookmarks are retained and protected against deletion. Users of exacqVision Enterprise have the added Case Management feature which allows for multiple bookmarks to be arranged into “cases” for powerful and simplified viewing, exporting and administration. “Bookmarking and Case Management allows our users to permanently reference important video on their exacqVision servers without having to leave their client interface,” notes Tom Buckley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Exacq Technologies. “It makes organising and accessing important data for investigations much easier and quicker.”
exacqVision 6.2 adds the new EasySupport feature with the addition of the “Support Diagnostics” option on the client. With a few clicks, a user can automatically send important system information directly to the exacqVision technical support team where it is typically viewed and responded to within a single business day.
The exacqVision VMS now supports over 1,900 IP camera models from the industry’s leading manufacturers including ACTi, American Dynamics, Arecont Vision, Axis Communications, Bosch, IQinVision, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sony and Vivotek. The latest release adds client-side dewarping support for “fisheye” or panoramic lens cameras from both American Dynamics and Samsung. Client-side dewarping enables the user to flatten out and zoom throughout a fisheye or panoramic video image directly from the exacqVision client. This works in both live and recorded video and only requires a single stream of video from the camera. Multi-streaming is now available on certain Bosch, JVC and Samsung cameras. This allows for multiple streams of video to be viewed and recorded simultaneously.
The latest Exacq Mobile app (Version 3.6) for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices allows users to view and utilie video meta-data for a timeline search. The video meta-data is displayed under the recorded video to indicate motion, alarm and continuous recording events in the same way as the exacqVision client and web client. Support for Active Directory and LDAP is now available for the Exacq Mobile app and the exacqVision web service for exacqVision Enterprise users. Active Directory and LDAP are commonly used by IT administrators to provide user privileges throughout an entire domain type network. The web client has also added the powerful thumbnail search feature that is available on the native client.
The exacqVision Enterprise Server Manager (ESM) allows users to maximise the uptime of large exacqVision deployments while reducing overall administrator maintenance time. The latest release of ESM (Version 2.6) adds a powerful new e-mail rules engine design that makes it easy to define e-mail notification rules using natural language “if/then” structure. Start/stop rules and other specific rules can also be created for individual servers, server groups and cameras.
The exacqVision VMS is accessed with the freely distributed exacqVision client software (Windows/Linux/Mac), the exacqVision free web client available for all leading web browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera), as well as the free Exacq Mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices. The VMS software is included with pre-configured exacqVision NVR servers or it can be installed on third-party Windows or Linux based systems.