Release Notes

RELEASE 5.0.0.35270

IMPORTANT: This is the HOTFIX release of 5.0. The below notes are relative to the previous 5.0 Hotfix (build 5.0.0.35136)

BUG FIXES:
  • Fixed an issue that caused changes to any of the default Event Rules to be reset after updating from VMS 4.2 to 5.0.
  • The Server could not start because MFPlat.dll was missing. Fixed.
  • "Other Systems" did not appear in the Resource Tree for all users except for the System owner. Fixed.
  • The Server could not add Axis camera models containing dashes. Fixed.
  • The first step in the System setup wizard displayed incorrectly for some languages. Fixed.
  • The process of requesting camera passwords on camera web pages has been improved for Administrators.
  • The Cloud merge process sometimes got stuck due to slow bandwidth between Systems. Fixed.
  • Improved Server stability.
RELEASE 5.0.0.35136

IMPORTANT: This is the HOTFIX release of 5.0. The below notes are relative to the official 5.0 release (the build 5.0.0.35064)

BUG FIXES:
  • Opening different tabs in the “Camera Settings” dialog led to high CPU usage. Fixed.
  • The Desktop Client froze after opening the “Connect to Server” dialog and triggering the Server SSL certificate prompt. Fixed.
  • The Desktop Client sometimes froze after connecting the Axis PTZ joystick to the PC. Fixed.
  • The preview for exported Fisheye videos on the “Dewarping” tab was abnormal. Fixed.
  • Audio mapped to a different device was not saved in the archive. Fixed.
  • Unable to interact with other System tiles on the Welcome Screen after an unsuccessful attempt to connect to a Server. Fixed.
  • In dual-screen setups with multiple Desktop Clients, all open PTZ cameras would be moved via a joystick instead of only the selected camera. Fixed.
  • The Server did not recognize spanned volume on storage disks. Fixed.

RELEASE 5.0.0.35064

BREAKING CHANGES AND KNOWN ISSUES:

  • Users on VMS Mobile 21.1 or earlier can no longer access systems running VMS 5.0 or later and must update to at least VMS Mobile 22.1.
  • M1 Mac users will not be able to connect to their older Systems via the Desktop Client’s compatibility mode.
  • Login with cloud credentials does not work without internet connections anymore.
  • Features unavailable on the Web Client and Mobile Client:
    • Archive encryption
    • Last minute recording
  • The Resource Panel and Notification Panel can no longer be pinned/unpinned.
  • Removed context menu and hotkeys for web pages:
    • Enter – Maximize Item
    • I – Show Info
    • Del – Remove from Layout
  • Bosch analytics. Support suspended for:
    • Blurry signal
    • Flame detection
    • Signal loss
    • Smoke detection

OPERATING SYSTEMS/PLATFORMS:

  • Added support for Macs with the Apple M1 chip. A separate distribution is provided:
    • The regular distribution can be installed on x64-based Macs and M1 Macs but is not optimized for M1 Macs. Note that this distribution is not available for versions 4.2 and older so Mac M1 users will not be able to connect to their old systems in Compatibility Mode.
    • The M1 distribution cannot be installed on x64-based Macs.
  • The Desktop Client now works on Mac computers with Apple Silicon (e.g. Apple M1 chip).
  • Added support for Raspberry Pi 4.
  • Added support for MacOS 12 (Monterey).
  • Added support for Windows 11.
  • Added support for Windows Server 2022.

NEW FEATURES:

  • All internet requests use OS SSL/TLS Certificate Validation to prevent MITM attacks, including but not limited to VMS updates, VMS-Cloud communications, license validation, statistics, etc.
  • All Server connections use SSL/TLS Certificate pinning to render MITM attacks impossible:
    • Servers exchange certificates on merge and validate them on every connection.
    • Clients pin certificates on the first connection and validate them on each subsequent connection.
    • Clients using Cloud Connect validate Servers through the Cloud.
    • Clients may use strict mode to limit their connections to only trusted Servers.
  • Servers and Clients use new session-based (bearer token) authentication by default.
    • For local users, old authentication is disabled by default, which prevents MD5 password storage in the local DB.
    • For cloud users, OAuth2 authentication is used by default, which prevents a Server owner from compromising a user’s Cloud password and renders Offline Cloud Login attacks impossible.
    • Two-factor authentication may be enabled on the Cloud to make OAuth2 authentication even more secure.
    • Many Server API calls require a fresh user session to execute, which requires password confirmation at the API level.
  • Redesigned Server Web Admin:
    • Users can be added and removed. Passwords can be changed.
    • Three new tabs:
      • “Servers” – storage information and ability to add external storage.
      • “Cameras” – camera information, ability to enable recording and change motion sensitivity.
      • “Licenses” – all license information and ability to activate licenses.
  • Independent Desktop Client Updates:
    • The Desktop Client distributive can now be released separate from the Server distributive.
    • The Desktop Client can automatically download and install the latest version of the Desktop Client compatible with the current Server version.
  • The Objects Panel was redesigned to provide a user-friendly object search function.
  • Redesigned the Desktop Client’s Welcome Screen:
    • View all or a subset of discovered systems by selecting a display mode:
      • All Systems
      • Favorites (shows only favorited systems)
      • Hidden (shows only hidden systems)
    • System sorting priority takes into account the added statuses (Favorite/Hidden)
    • Added an option to search systems by certain attributes:
      • System Name
      • Server Name
      • IP address (from any of the Servers discovered by the Desktop Client)
      • System owner (only for cloud systems)
      • User’s email (only for cloud systems)
  • Users can now organize cameras and other resources into custom groups in the Resource Tree. To create a group, select two or more resources, right-click the selection, and click Create Group.
  • Video Preview Thumbnail (only for Windows and macOS) – displayed when hovering the mouse cursor over the timeline.
  • Archive Encryption – if enabled, the video archive will be encrypted and viewable only in the Desktop Client, Mobile Client, Web Admin, and Cloud Portal.
  • Audio Video Mapping:
    • The audio source from a camera or I/O module can be used in place of a microphone for another camera.
    • The 2-way audio button can be used on cameras without speakers to transmit the audio to another device that has a speaker.
  • 360° panorama images and videos that use equidistant projection can now be dewarped in the Desktop Client.
  • Using the Desktop Client, web pages which are not typically accessible on the client computer can now be proxied via the Server.
  • Restore the previous session – states of certain interface elements can be saved and restored after launching the Desktop Client.
  • Client Javascript API embedded in Web Pages to enable additional functionality:
    • Open/close cameras
    • Play/pause videos
  • Added support for ZFS (Zettabyte File System) to the Server.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • New system setting and general improvements to HTTPS cameras:
    • Some cameras did not work in the HTTPS-only mode. Fixed.
    • Introduced a system-wide setting that forces HTTPS only communication for cameras (System Administration - “Use only HTTPS to connect to cameras”). If this setting is enabled, the server will drop connections to cameras that do not support HTTPS or a supported proprietary API protocol.
  • Improved “Camera Settings” dialogs:
    • Added new recording modes to the Recording Schedule:
    • Object only
    • Object + Low res
    • Motion + Object
    • Motion + Object + Low res
    • If the Recording Schedule is invalid, an exclamation mark icon will be displayed in the Resource Tree and a notification with the message “Recording schedule is invalid” will appear in the Notifications Panel. The recording mode will be set to “Always” until the issue is resolved.
    • Added the option to select a camera stream to use for object detection (see Motion tab).
    • Configuring a camera is more straightforward and reduces the chance of making mistakes.
    • The Recording Schedule on auto-discovered cameras comes with the following settings by default:
      • Recording type: Motion Only
      • Quality: High
      • FPS: Max
    • Removed the option “Keep camera streams and profile settings” for RTSP/HTTP streams.
    • The “FPS” and “Quality” fields on the Recording tab will be disabled if “Keep camera streams and profile settings” is enabled or “Allow system to optimize camera settings” is disabled.
    • The Recording tab better alerts the user when there are not enough licenses on the system.
    • A warning banner on the Analytics tab will be shown when recording is not enabled on the camera.
    • PTZ sensitivity can now be modified in the Expert tab.
    • The mount correction angle preview now shows a virtual rotation of the camera around its optical axis.
  • The Resource Tree was optimized for large systems and now has a quicker load time on the Desktop Client.
  • Video playback on the Web Client was improved.
  • Redesigned Fisheye controls – added hotkeys to turn and zoom in/out.
  • New Archive Backup Options:
    • Archive associated with one event type: recorded motion, bookmarks, or objects.
    • Archive associated with all combinations of event types:
      • motion and bookmarks
      • bookmarks and objects
      • motion and objects
      • motion, objects, and bookmarks
    • The entire recorded archive
  • Improved tooltips in the Resource Panel:
    • Minimal delay when viewing the video preview thumbnail for cameras with recording enabled.
    • When hovering over a resource, the video preview thumbnail updates every 2-3 seconds.
    • “Preview is outdated” text is displayed over the video preview thumbnail if it has not been updated in over 15 minutes.
  • On cameras with recording enabled, the last-minute of the recording is now available for playback in the Desktop Client.
  • Added Quick Start Guide to desktop and start menu.
  • Improved storage management and reduced the chances of storage conflicts when using the same storage path for multiple Servers.
  • The “Description” column was added to the Bookmark Log.
  • “Copy Bookmark Text” is now available in the context menu. Use this feature to copy the selected Bookmark’s contents from the Bookmark Log in text format.
  • Added the following hotkeys to interact with the Resource Tree:
    • Ctrl (Cmd) + F – selects the search box.
    • Up/down arrow key – shifts selection between the search box and items in the Resource Tree.
  • An order of storage locations on the “Server settings” dialog was changed. Now it’s grouped in the following order and sorted alphabetically:
    • Local
    • USB
    • Network (network)
    • Network (smb)
  • Added new hotkeys for Timeline actions:
    • Press the [ key to set the starting point of a timeline selection based on the mouse pointer’s position over the timeline.
    • Press the ] key to set the ending point of a timeline selection based on the mouse pointer’s position over the timeline.
  • The default search filter in the Bookmark Log was changed from one year to one week.
  • Exporting motion-only video now ignores all gaps between motion events and stitches the separate motion events together to form seamless playback.
  • Changing your password in the Desktop Client now automatically updates the saved password on the Welcome Screen.
  • Redesigned the in-client user manual:
    • Modern look and feel
    • Improved search tool
    • Collapsible/expandable topics
  • In the context menu for Web Pages, “Edit” was renamed to “Web Page Settings”.
  • The visibility of passwords can be toggled (left-click and hold) in the following dialogs: Add Devices, Camera Credentials, LDAP Settings, Login Dialog (Welcome Screen), SMTP simple/advanced Settings, Create User, Add network storage, Connect to Server.
  • The default search filter in Bookmark Log is now one week instead of one year.
  • Added an option to Expert Settings for ONVIF cameras to make the server use ONVIF/media2 to get their profiles.
  • System owners will receive mobile push notifications by default for administrator-related events.

ANALYTICS IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES:

  • Bosch analytics plugin:
    • The plugin can now retrieve object-type information from supported cameras.
  • VIVOTEK analytics plugin:
    • Configured crowd detection areas were incorrectly applied on the web interface for Vivotek cameras. Fixed.
    • The server did not apply height and angle values to VIVOTEK cameras after they were factory reset. Fixed.
    • The server’s maximum height value overwrote the camera’s installation height set on the camera’s webpage. Fixed.
  • Added support for Dahua LPR:
    • Supported devices – All Dahua cameras with supported LPR (for example, ITC215-PW6M-IRLZF)
    • Traffic Junction event
  • Added Provision ISR analytics for DI-380IPE-MVF.
  • Hikvision analytics plugin: Fixed an issue with HikVision DS-2CD4A26FWD-IZS/P where the first license plate detected after midnight did not appear in the Desktop Client.
  • Dahua analytics (developed tested on DH-TPC-BF2221-T, not tested):
    • Fire detection
    • Temperature alarm
    • Smoking detection
  • Added Traffic detection event support for Dahua DHI-ITC215-PW4I-x, ITC237-PU1B-IRx, ITC237-PW6M-IRLZF.
  • Hikvision Analytics: Added support for a new face detection method called “Face Capture” available on compatible Hikvision cameras.
  • Hikvision analytics plugin: Timestamps were parsed incorrectly for LPR events, causing inaccurate bookmarks and thumbnails in Emails and the Notification Panel. Fixed.
  • OpenVINO showed up in System Administration but not in Camera Settings. Fixed.
  • Analytic events did not work for HIKVISION DS-2CD3T56G2-4IS. Fixed.
  • Event rules for DS-2CD3T56G2-4IS did not work consistently. Fixed.
  • Added support for Dahua in-camera analytics to Loryta IPC-B5442Ex.
  • Added support for analytics events from NYX cameras: NYX IPD4-28F IQ+, NYX IPD4-36F IQ+, NYX IPD4-2812ME IQ+, NYX IPB4-28F IQ+, NYX IPB4-36F IQ+, NYX IPB4-2812ME IQ+, NYX IPB4-722ME IQ+, NYX IPDC4-28F IQ+, NYX IPD8-28F IQ+L, NYX IPD8-2812ME IQ+L, NYX IPB8-28F IQ+L, NYX IPB8-2812ME IQ+L, NYX IPD5-PA, NYX IPD5-28F IQ+ COLOUR, NYX IPD4-28F IQ+ ALERT, NYX IPB2-722 ANPR, and NYX IPZ25 STAR+.

HANWHA DEVICES SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES:

  • Hanwha NVR overlapped ID for duplicate timelines – Users can choose an overlapped ID to search through and playback the duplicated timeline independently.
  • Added Temperature Change Detection event for Hanwha analytics cameras. (beta vesion, not tested properly)
  • Hanwha Analytics “Objects and IVA and Face Mask” was changed to “Objects and IVA”.
  • Supported varifocal cameras can now change their direction, adjust focus, and zoom in/out of its image:
    • Enable this option in the Expert tab under the “PTZ” section.
    • Hanwha varifocal cameras with pan, tilt, and zoom: XND-6085V
    • Hanwha varifocal cameras with only zoom: cameras where the third digit of the model number is “8”.
      • Examples: XNO-6080RN, XND-L6080RV, QNE-7080RVW, PNV-9080R
  • The option to add analytics events for the second stream on Hanwha AI cameras was disabled.
  • Hanwha AI: Added support for Wisenet RoadAI Vehicle tracking events for Hanwha cameras with the Wisenet RoadAI application installed.
    • Added the option to set Priority and AutoStart, which will start and stop installed Wisenet RoadAI application from the Desktop Client.
  • Added SPC-2000 Joystick support (Windows and Ubuntu only)..
  • Added TID-600R Intercom support.
  • Hanwha AI: Added SD card events for Hanwha cameras:
    • SD card presence (is in/out)
    • SD card error
    • SD card is full
    • SD card formatting is on/off
  • Added WN7 PTZ integration:
    • Tested devices: XNP-9300RW, XNP-8300RW, XNP-6400RW, XNP-9300/9300R, XNP-8300/8300R, XNP-6400/6400R.
    • Added the option to turn on the Wiper
    • Added the option to turn on/off the Heater
    • Added object auto tracking – the camera follows the selected object (Alt + Click)
  • The alarm input for Hanwha QNE-7080RVW did not work. Fixed.
  • Hanwha PNM-9085RQZ experienced an issue during initialization via ONVIF. Fixed.
  • The server failed to receive signal input events from the Hanwha SPE-1610 encoder. Fixed.
  • Motion Detection was not in the list of supported events for the Hanwha analytics plugin. Fixed
  • Some advanced camera settings for Hanwha cameras did not load. Fixed.
  • Hanwha QND-7080R would reboot on initialization of Hanwha analytics.
  • Added a new attribute called “Bestshot image source” with three states:
    • Camera
    • Wave (best metadata)
    • Wave (first metadata)
  • “Error in Analytics Plugin detected” would appear in the Notification Panel when configuring ROI settings. Fixed.
  • Hanwha AI: Analytics events have been put into groups to improve readability.

NEW DEVICE SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES:

  • New Supported Devices:
    • AXIS Q1775, Q6044
  • Multi-sensor cameras:
    • Alibi ALI-NT4002x
    • Arecont Vision AV8476, AV10856x, AV20476, AV4856DN
    • Avigilon 12W-H3-4MH-DC1, 9C-H4A-3MH-180
    • AVYCON AVC-NBM81F180
    • Axis P3705, Q6010-E, Q6100-E
    • Bosch FLEXIDOME multi 7000i
    • Dahua PDBW82041P-B360-x, DH-IPC-PFW8840N-A180, DH-SDT5A405WA-4F-B, DH-IPC-PFW8840-A180, DH-SDT5X405-4F-WA, DH-TPC-DF1241x
    • ENS Security SIPSP5x
    • Hikvision DS-2DP0836x, DS-2DP3236x, DS-2CD6825x, DS-2TD2637x, DS-2CD6D52G0x, DS-2CD6924G0-IHS
    • IC Realtime IPEL-M80V-IRW1
    • IndigoVision SP-20MP-MS-360
    • Interlogix TVS-5101
    • LTS LTDHIP39222W-28ISM
    • Sonitrol SN-2M-CPIR-IAW-PGI
    • Vicon V1020-WIR-360
  • Advanced PTZ Support:
    • Avigilon 15C-H4A-3MH-180, 32C-H4A-4MH-360, 9C-H4A-3MH-270,12W-H3-4MH-DP1-B, 12C-H4A-4MH-360
    • Axis P3727-PLE
    • Bosch 9000i, AUTODOME IP Starlight 5100
    • Canon VB-H45, VB-R12VE, VB-R13
    • Dahua IPC-HDW8341X-3D-S2
    • Digital Watchdog DWC-MPTZ230XTW
    • GNS NCA08-4M
    • Hanwha PNM-9080VQ
    • Hikvision DS-2DE2A404IW-x, DS-2DF8442IXS-x, DS-2DP1636Z-D
    • Honeywell HM4L8GR1
    • IC Realtime IPEL-MB80F-IRW1
    • Milesight MS-C2941-X42x
    • Panasonic WV-S6131, WV-X8571
    • Redvision RVX2
    • Tyco IFS16-M10-BT03
  • Input events fixes:
    • HIKVISION DS-2CD2T86G2, DS-2CD2346G2x, DS-2CD2386G2x
  • Encoders added to the analog list:
    • 3S Vision S2071
    • Advidia VP-16-V2
    • Amcrest NV4432E-HS, AMDV8M4-H5, AMDV10818-S4
    • ANNKE DN41R
    • Antrica ANT-35000H1
    • ATV IPE1CH
    • Benelink DFT6008, DFT6016FA
    • Bosch VIP X16 XF E, VIDEOJET-X40,VIDEOJET-X20
    • CBC Ganz DR-16M52
    • CP PLUS CP-UNR-4K2161-V2
    • C-Q-IT NVR-S1V8P8-LS2
    • Dahua DHI-NVR52A16-x, C52A1N2, DH-XVR5432x, DH-NVR4416-16P-4K, DHI-NVR4216-8P-4K, DHI-NVR4432-16P-4K, DHI-NVR5416-16P-4KS2, DH-XVR5116HS-x, DHI-NVR4208-8P-I, X82B3Ax, DH-HCVR5432L, DH-XVR5216x, DHI-NVR4204x, X72A2A3, C52A3N, DH-HCVR4104HS-V3, DH-HCVR4108HS-V3, DH-XVR7208x, DHI-NVR5416-16P-4KS2E, N42B2P, X72A3A, X82R2A2
    • Dayou UNVR-J3324
    • Digimerge DV908, D841A8
    • Eneo MAM-5ME1001MTA, MHR-28N08005A
    • ENS Security ED-DVS1401E
    • e-VisionAI16UNITP
    • Focus H and S HN-6516, H and S FN-5016
    • Hikvision iDS-7208HQHI-x, iDS-7216HQHI-x, DS-7116x, DS-7208x, DS-7316x, DS-7332, DS-7616x, DS-7716x, DS-7732x, DVR-104G-F1, DVR-216G-F1, ERT-F204, iDS-7204HQHI-M1/S, iDS-7208HQHIx, iDS-7216HQHIx, DS-7232x, DS-9616x, IP-32CH-x, DS-7324, DS-7632x, NR32P8-8
    • Hinovision NVR508P8-I2
    • Honeywell HEN081, HRHT416x, HRHT408, HEN643x, HRHQ116x, HRHT404x, HEN321x, HEN04103
    • Hunt CCTV HAR315-4
    • IC Realtime BREEZE-6S2-108
    • Inaxsys INS321644x
    • IntelBras MHDX 1016, MHDX 1116, MHDX 3016
    • Interlogix TVE-1610, TVR-1216HD
    • InVid UN1B-8X8, UD1B-8
    • Kiloview E2
    • KTC EZHD-TVF32
    • Lorex N881A6, NR916X,D861A8, LNR632, N882A6, NR908X
    • LTS LTD8304T-ET, LTD8316T, LTD8504, LTN8708K-P8
    • Luma Surveillance LUM-510-NVR-16CH
    • March Networks Edge 8e HD
    • Moxa VPORT 461x, VPORT 461A
    • Norelco SC-A314-8TVI-2TB
    • Ocean CCTV DR-TW1508E
    • Osiris’ NVR-32FD-H2L-4K
    • Pelco NET5404T
    • SCW NVR-VGP16P16
    • Security System Depot TVI-7208-K1-5MP
    • Securtex Digital SD-2162x
    • Space Technology ST-HDVR-8 TVI PRO
    • Tecsar Lead 16CH2H-5-1U
    • Tescom Japan TNV-7616N 2TB
    • Telestar TD2510
    • Tiandy TC-R3120x
    • ToughDog Security TDNVR24P24KS
    • TVT TD-1401E
    • Unimo UNVR-J3326, UDR-JA1604
    • UniView NVR202-x, NVR302-x
    • Vivotek VS8100-v2, VS8100x
    • Wonderex WTR-2008-x
    • YecVoz T1-TVI08
    • Vanderbilt CRDN1610-PA
    • Videcon VUHDIPLx
    • Vicon ENC-H264-16
    • Visiotech XS-NVR3108-4K8Px, XS-NVR3108-x, XS-XVR6116-4KL-HEVC
  • A camera firmware bug caused misleading Plugin Diagnostic Event notifications for “Metadata streaming failed” to appear in the Notification Panel. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with Sanyo cameras that were added as an RTSP stream.
  • Fixed an issue with the web page for Axis D2050 in Camera Settings.
  • All settings except for Logical ID were disabled in the Expert tab for Axis speakers. Fixed.
  • NR32P8-8 NVR failed to initialize. Fixed.
  • The Desktop Client crashed immediately after launching if the Axis T8311 joystick was plugged in. Fixed.
  • Added Axis Q6010 to the multi-sensor cameras list.
  • Enabled ONVIF by default on ACTi A71 cameras to fix intermittent disconnections that occurred when using the ACTi API.
  • Hikvision DS-7232HQHI-K2 failed to initialize. Fixed.
  • Turning on auto-discovery after manually adding Milesight MS-C2962-FPB resulted in a duplicate on the server. Fixed.
  • Some Canon camera models had an RTSP CSeq limit that caused live streams to intermittently stop. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with zoom control on FSAN camera.
  • DAHUA ITC237-PW6M-IRLZF-C2 failed to initialize. Fixed
  • Fixed an initialization issue with Vivotek SD9366-EH-v2.
  • The output from an Advantech ADAM-6060 I/O unit was not triggered by the event rule if it has never been placed on the grid after server restart. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with Panasonic WV-S6130 configuration.
  • Maximum FPS was lower than expected on Pelco IJV522-1ERS. Fixed.
  • Avigilon 12W-H3-4MH-DC1 did not function properly and received the “No data received during last X seconds” error intermittently when streaming over RTSP. Fixed.
  • Hikvision DS-6704HUHI now uses ONVIF PTZ by default.
  • PTZ tours would get stuck at the first preset on Hanwha SNP-6320. Fixed.
  • The number of available Motion Guard and Fence Guard profiles did not match the number of Axis cameras with configured profiles. Fixed.
  • Due to an HTTP issue on AXIS Q6100-E, connected Servers had issues enabling recording on that model and saving changes in System settings. Fixed.
  • Some Dahua OEM cameras were not recognized as Dahua cameras. Fixed.
  • VIVOTEK cameras experienced the GetProfiles Error regardless of forcing ONVIF media1 or media2. Fixed.
  • PTZ preset point and call execution did not work correctly on ACTi B26. Fixed.
  • There was a slight difference in the zoom window view between the exported file and archive of Milesight MS-C9674-PB (fisheye). Fixed.
  • Win4net-related requests will no longer be sent to non-Win4net cameras.
  • Hikvision NVR DS-7732NI-14/16 could not properly connect to the server due to an ONVIF issue. Fixed.
  • Added support for Hikvision analytics to HiLook IPC-T260H OEM.
  • Fixed an issue where the server could not play RTSP streams from Delta Encoder by fixing an initialization issue and enabling NAT traversal for UDP streams..
  • Vivotek FD9387-HTV-A sent a broken h265 stream to the Server. Fixed.
  • The Server would drop the channel 2 RTSP stream for Dahua DH-TPC-BF1241 due to an ONVIF PTZ misconfiguration. Fixed.

BUG FIXES:

  • Adding permissions for web pages via drag-and-drop in Resource Tree did not work. Fixed.
  • Bosch cameras with Motion+ enabled would detect false objects when on the most recent firmware version. Fixed.
  • A web page’s state was not saved after switching to another layout and back. Fixed.
  • The “Log In” button on the Desktop Client’s cloud login dialog was disabled after only one unsuccessful attempt. Fixed.
  • Vendor and model information was visible in Camera Settings for cameras added as RTSP streams. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue where user accounts with special characters in their names could be created.
  • State of the “connect to the previous system on startup” checkbox was reset on logout. Fixed.
  • The in-client web browser displayed some fonts incorrectly. Fixed.
  • F2 hotkey did not work in the Desktop Client on Mac computers. Fixed.
  • The warning “Some files may be deleted soon after uploading” appeared incorrectly when new files were uploaded to an existing virtual camera. Fixed.
  • Motion tiles belonging to a removed archive were visible in the Notification Panel. Fixed.
  • The Desktop Client did not prompt the user to restart when “Maximum Live Buffer” was toggled in Local Settings. Fixed.
  • Using arrow keys to navigate through the Resource Tree on the Desktop Client did not work properly. Fixed.
  • Filtered notifications were still shown in the Notification Panel. Fixed.
  • Servers running on Raspberry Pi devices would crash when audio was enabled for USB cameras. Fixed.
  • Some cameras did not switch to dewarping mode after Dewarping was enabled in Camera Settings. Fixed.
  • Watermark size was incorrect for some cameras. Fixed.
  • The “Deactivate” button was shown for Video Wall trial licenses. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue where motion sensitivity could not be changed in the areas with zero sensitivity.
  • Scheduled soft triggers could not be activated if the Desktop Client and Server time were different. Fixed.
  • The value in the “Display for” field for Showreels could not be changed using the keyboard. Fixed.
  • There was no text copy button in the Edit Streams dialog. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with how backup files are stored when free disk space is less than 10 GB.
  • The status indicator on cameras in the Resource Tree took longer than expected to update after recording was turned on/off. Fixed.
  • Gaps in recording occurred when “Additional frame processing delay” was set in an analytics plugin. Fixed.
  • Some Hikvision cameras generated the wrong timestamp on bookmarks for LPR events. Fixed.
  • The Desktop Client would freeze and crash when the Web Page tab in Camera Settings was opened for some Hanwha cameras. Fixed.
  • Some events repeat several times in the Notification Panel. Fixed.
  • Archived video file paths contained improper characters in the log file. Fixed.
  • The Timeline’s scale was not saved when switching between a newly added camera and an existing camera that was open beforehand. Fixed.
  • The playback of opened bookmarks started in an incorrect position if Web Pages were open beforehand. Fixed.
  • The Server would crash if a corrupt file was in the archive. Fixed.
  • The Server sent an unsupported FPS value to PELCO P2230L-ESR, which caused the initialization process to fail. Fixed.
  • The hotkey to enable full screen mode was changed from CMD + F to CMD + CTRL + F on Mac computers.
  • The default rotation value was not applied for the item if it was dragged directly to the Video Wall screen in the Resource Tree. Fixed.
  • Shared folders with guest access could not be added to the Server as external storage. Fixed.
  • The Resource Panel and Notification Panel would overlap items open on the scene when the Desktop Client window was too small. Fixed.
  • The @ character could not be used in the in-client web browser on French keyboard layouts. Fixed.
  • Canceling a video export generated a TMP file in the export directory. Fixed.
  • Camera Settings - Web Page did not work for Hanwha cameras on Hanwha NVR. Fixed.
  • Mac computers experienced high CPU load when the Licenses tab in System Administration was opened. Fixed.
  • The Server crashed when trying to add external storage if there was a space in the computer name portion of the directory. Fixed.
  • The Desktop Client crashed when the last layout in the Navigation Panel was closed. Fixed.
  • A UI glitch occurred when the User Roles dialog size was maxed out while before creating new roles. Fixed.
  • In the Web Admin, reloading any page in the Information tab would load the Alerts page instead. Fixed.
  • The wrong error message was displayed when password-protected external storage was added without credentials on Windows. Fixed.
  • Disabling Fisheye Dewarping on a newly added camera would rotate the stream on a Video Wall. Fixed.
  • Live streams from the Server looked worse in the Desktop Client than in VLC. Fixed.
  • The archive integrity check alert failed to trigger when trying to playback missing files. Fixed.
  • Showreels and tours continued cycling while 2-way audio or software triggers were pressed. Fixed.
  • The “Export failure” error message did not appear if a connection failure occurred. Fixed.
  • The mouse cursor would sometimes jump over footage when switching playback speed. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue where some previews failed to load when using Preview Search.
  • Footage from the “Device recording” event missed frames for about one second when pre/post-recording was set. Fixed.
  • Server monitoring was available in Resource Tree for users that lacked the appropriate permissions. Fixed.
  • The on-screen keyboard would sometimes not appear when interacting with the Desktop Client on Ubuntu computers. Fixed.

Archive and live streams were limited to 60 FPS instead of the camera’s full streamed FPS value. Fixed.

  • Files exported with the MPEG Audio layer 1/2 (mpga) codec have no sound during playback in the Desktop Client. Fixed.
  • After upgrading from VMS 4.0 to 4.2, fast archive scans took over an hour and reached maximum USB storage utilization. Fixed.
  • Export failed if the camera name contained the “new line” symbol. Fixed.
  • Memory leak occurred during reverse playback. Fixed.
  • The server configured TP-Link Tapo C200 to exceed its supported bitrate. Fixed.
  • The Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera D415 (USB camera) caused the Server to crash. Fixed.
  • 2-way audio did not work if a custom media port was set. Fixed.
  • The server used incorrect encoding on emails in non-Latin languages. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented two Hikvision cameras with identical IP addresses on different networks from being added to a cloud-connected system.
  • The login error “Incorrect Username or Password” occurred when trying to log in after LDAP users were moved to a different OU. Removing and adding the LDAP users did not resolve the issue. Fixed.
  • Using a search filter prevented multiple LDAP users from being imported all at once. Fixed.
  • Live streams at 8K resolution would freeze when opened in the Desktop Client due to excessive CPU usage. Fixed.
  • Strange mouse cursor and archive playback behavior occurred in the Desktop Client when interacting with the Timeline. Fixed.
  • The Server sent a faulty HTTP header when requesting MJPEG video from the archive. Fixed.
  • PTZ controls on Speed Dome cameras did not work correctly. Fixed.
  • Compressed video frames passed from TestCamera to a plugin created a broken file that did not contain a video stream. Fixed.
  • Rewinding archived video at high speed with motion search enabled caused excessive memory consumption. Fixed.
  • Live streams in the Desktop Client would exhibit video rubber banding issues. Fixed.
  • Cloud merge did not work in LANs with port 443 open and port 80 blocked. Fixed.
  • In laptops with dual GPUs, the Desktop Client will default to using the discrete GPU instead of the integrated GPU.
  • The Desktop Client used a case-sensitive search when selecting a virtual camera folder to upload, which caused the action to fail with the error “No video files found in selected folder”. Fixed.
  • The FPS shown in the recording schedule did not match the FPS value saved in settings. Fixed.
  • Some cameras did not stream in high resolutions when Intel® QuickSync was enabled in the Desktop Client. Fixed.
  • Server does not ignore the first stop event for prolonged events. Fixed.
  • Hikvision H.265 camera streams could not be viewed from the WebAdmin and Cloud Portal. Fixed.
  • Live stream was delayed for 2-3 seconds delay if objects tab was opened. Fixed.
  • The Server would not trigger “Camera Disconnected” notifications for manually added cameras. Fixed.
  • Video export failed if the user had special characters in their account name. Fixed
  • Administrator can now restart server via web-admin.

API/SDK CHANGES/FIXES:

  • A new Server HTTP API has been introduced, designed in RESTful style instead of the RPC style of the old HTTP API.
    • Features missing from the new API are still covered by the old API and will be added to the new API over time.
    • The old API will be supported for several upcoming VMS releases but may become officially deprecated in a future version.
    • The Server WebAdmin now includes documentation for the new API.
  • /api/systemSettings is now available only for the system owner and administrators.
  • Added GET and POST handler support to the Server for “/api/createEvent” requests.
  • Subsections within analytics sections did not show up on the Plugins tab in System Administration. Fixed.
  • The Server parameters “motionType” and “backupDaysOfTheWeek” were incorrectly represented in JSON. Fixed.
  • Added an option to allow ec2/cameraThumbnail to retrieve the stream’s live image.
  • Introduced the defaultRemovableDriveState VMS server configuration parameter to replace allowRemovableStorages.

KNOWN LIMITATIONS:

  • Some ACTI cameras are not auto discovered via HTTPS.
  • Some AXIS cameras cannot be added to the Server if the “People Counter” app was installed on it.
  • The video from the same NVR channel cannot be played in two instances of the Desktop Client (or browsers) simultaneously.
  • Axis T8311 and SPC-2000 joysticks are not supported on MacOS.

TESTED OPERATION SYSTEMS:

  • Windows 8.1, 10/Enterprise,11, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 v1607, 2019, 2022
  • Ubuntu LTS: 16.04, 18.04, 20.04
  • MacOS: 10.15 (Catalina), 11.0 (Big Sur), 12 (Monterey)
  • Raspberry PI 3 Model B V1.2 Kernel version 4.14 (Linux 9.4 (Stretch))
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Raspbian 10 Buster.
CURRENT 4.2.0.32658

OPERATING SYSTEMS/PLATFORMS:

  • Windows 7 compatibility support ended.
  • Windows 2008 R2 compatibility support ended.
  • Added support for MacOS 11 in the desktop client.

NEW FEATURES:

  • Redesigned PTZ controls - PTZ controls have been redesigned for improved UX.
  • Advanced PTZ activates only when the Shift key is pressed.
  • Intel® Quick Sync Video - Intel® Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to decode and encode fast, enabling the processor to complete other tasks and improving system responsiveness. Vastly improves the ability of low power hardware (e.g. Intel Atom, Celeron) and the ability of the Desktop Client to decode very high resolution (e.g. 16 MP, 32MP) cameras and streams.
  • Go to Local Settings in the Desktop Client and check the “Use Hardware Video Decoding” checkbox to enable Intel Quick Sync Video.
  • “Use Hardware Video Decoding” is unchecked by default.
  • Fisheye lens projection options - Improve fisheye dewarping precision by selecting the most suitable lens projection type:
  • Equisolid
  • Equidistant
  • Stereographic.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Added Catalan language.
  • Update packages are now validated before installing to prevent malware injection.
  • Camera name and export time can now be overlayed onto the footage in the Export Dialog.
  • Camera name can now be overlayed when capturing a screenshot.
  • Archived video encoded with H.264 codec and exported to MP4 or AVI format can be played back in Windows Media Player.
  • Server will re-initialize cameras when packets are not received from the secondary stream for more than 10 seconds.
  • The maximum value for pre-recording and post-recording actions in camera recording events can now be set up to 600 seconds.
  • The limitations for pre- and post-recording are changed in Camera Settings: 90s for pre-recording and 300s for post-recording.
  • Only administrators can see servers in the Desktop Client “About" dialog.
  • Added the ability to playback audio from all devices on the scene in the Desktop Client.
  • To enable this feature, open Main Menu > Local Settings > General and select the checkbox next to "Play audio from all cameras on layout".
  • The Server could not store analytics data on some Ubuntu servers due to selecting partitions which it didn't have write access to. If the Server does not have write access to a particular partition, it can no longer be selected to store analytics data.
  • ”Allow only secure connections” (HTTPS traffic only) is turned on by default.
  • The in-client web browser now saves user credentials between browser sessions.
  • Added TLS support for LDAP on Linux-based systems.
  • Removed the limitation on Video Wall licenses that prevented more than one active direct control session at a time.
  • Hotkeys changes:
  • [+] [−] keys are no longer used to zoom in or out on the Layout.
  • Shift + arrow keys are now used to select a camera on the Layout.

ANALYTICS IMPROVEMENTS:

  • The following models and analytics features should be supported but have not been exhaustively tested. Please test with your device(s) before implementing this patch:
  • Dahua analytics plugin:
  • Models:
  • All models with supported analytics.
  • Analytics Features:
  • Added short object tracking for objects in events. The track duration is about 500ms.
  • Fast-moving
  • Parking detection
  • Loitering,
  • People gathering
  • Abandoned object detection(Left object detection)
  • Intrusion detection
  • Missing object detection
  • Tripwire detection (Cross line detection)
  • Queue size detection
  • In-area people counting
  • People flow counting
  • Bosch analytics plugin:
  • Models:
  • All models with supported analytics.
  • Analytics Features:
  • Excessive brightness
  • IVA: Intrusion (one field). Object in field
  • IVA: Intrusion (two fields). Left to right
  • IVA: Intrusion (two fields). Right to left
  • IVA: TrafficIncidents. Dropped object
  • IVA: TrafficIncidents. Pedestrian
  • IVA: TrafficIncidents. Slow vehicle
  • IVA: TrafficIncidents. Stopped vehicle
  • IVA: TrafficIncidents. Wrong way
  • Insufficient brightness
  • Motion detection
  • Object detection
  • Scene change.
  • Added analytics for Provision ISR cameras.
  • Models:
  • BX-341IPE
  • I4-340IPE-36, I4-340IPE-:VF, I6-340IPE-MVF
  • DAI-340IPE-28, DAI-340IPE-MVF
  • DI-340IPE-28, DI-340IPE-MVF
  • DMA-340IPE-28.
  • Analytics Features:
  • Motion Detection
  • Perimeter Intrusion
  • Line Crossing
  • Scene Change
  • Video Blur Detection
  • Abnormal color detection
  • Entering Object Detection
  • Leaving Object Detection
  • Line Crossing Object Counting.
  • Vivotek analytics plugin:
  • Models: See https://www.vivotek.com/learning/feature-article/24/smart-vca; as of this patch release, the available models consists of the following:
  • Fixed Dome Cameras: FD9165-HTx, FD9365-xHTVx, FD9391-EHTV, FD9187-Hx, FD9387-xHx,FD9189-Hx, FD9389-xHx, IT9389-Hx
  • Bullet Cameras: IB9365-xHTx, IB9391-EHT, IB9387-xHx, IB9389-xHx
  • 360° Cameras: FE9191, FE9391-EV, FE9382-EHV-v2
  • 180° Cameras: MS9321-EHV, MS9390-HV
  • Mobile Dome Cameras: MD9561-H, MD9581-H
  • Analytics Features:
  • Added ROI support and object tracking
  • Crowd detection
  • Intrusion detection
  • Line crossing
  • Loitering detection
  • Missing object
  • Running detection
  • Unattended object
  • Face detection (for some cameras, such as FD9165-HT)
  • Tested devices: FE9191, FD9165-HT
  • Hikvision Thermal Analytics plugin:
  • Models:
  • Hikvision Thermal cameras
  • Analytics Features:
  • Object tracking
  • Thermal alarm
  • Thermal pre-alarm
  • Thermal regions group
  • Thermal alarm for region 1/2/3/4
  • Thermal pre-alarm for region 1/2/3/4
  • Tested devices: DS-2TD1217B-6/PA (FW V5.5.24 build 200212), DS-2TD2117-3/V1 (FW V5.5.16 build 190429), DS-2TD1217-6/V1 (FW V5.5.18 build 191202).
  • Notifications generated by Start/Stop events are now labeled with either “Started“ or “Stopped” to differentiate them from one another.
  • The way that ROI data is overlaid on cameras was divided into two groups: "Show Region of Interest" and "Objects". “Show Region of Interest” makes ROI objects visible on cameras without object tracking support if the "Display on Video" option is enabled in Camera Settings > Plugins. “Show objects” makes ROI objects and camera analytics objects visible only on cameras that support object tracking.

NEW DEVICE SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES:

  • New Hikvision cameras supported: DS-2DE4425, DS-2DE4A320
  • New Axis Cameras supported: AXISP3715, AXISD201-S, AXISD101-S
  • New Arecont Vision Cameras supported: AV2756, AV12CPD
  • Encoders added to the analog list:
  • Abus HDCC90011
  • Advidia VP-16-V3
  • Alibi ALI-HVR5016H
  • Alumia QSS301-08-P8
  • Amcrest NV4108E-HS, AMDV8M16-H5, AMDV10818-H5
  • Axis q7414x
  • Bolid RGI-1622P16
  • Bosch Videojet Multi4000
  • Bosch VIP X1 XF E, VIP X1 XF IVA
  • CBC Ganz ZN-AIBOX16
  • Cantek AR315-8
  • Dahua XVR5104x , DHI-NVR4208-8p-4ks2, DH-HCVR5216an-s3, x51a3e, dhi-nvr5208x, dhi-nvr2116x, dhi-nvr5224x, dh-nvr5432x, n41b1p2, DH-XVR5116HE-X, DH-NVR6064, X72A3A4, X51B1E, X51A3E2, C52A2N
  • Dcode DEN408-64R-B
  • Digital Watchdog DW-ENHD16, DW-EN4K16
  • Etrovision Technology EV3151A
  • EZ-IP EZIP-NVR2A08HS-8P
  • EPCOM EV-5008TURBOUS, EV-1016-TURBOX
  • Eneo XPM16
  • FLIR DNR716, DNR832
  • Grundig GRN-R2108P
  • Geovision GV-VS2800, GV-VS2420, GV-VS21600
  • Haitai X Mtum Co IPXM4
  • Hunt CCTV HAR526-32, HNR32P6-16, HAR326-4, HNR32P6-16, CCTV HWS-04AD
  • Hikvision DS-7104x, DS-7616NI-I2/16P, DS-7308HQHI-SH
  • Hikvision DS-7216HUHI-F2/N, DS-7216HWIx, DS-7216HGHIx
  • Hikvision DS-7216x
  • Honeywell HEN161x4, HEN161x
  • InVid UN1B-16X16
  • Lorex LNR608, LNR616, N881A3
  • LTS LTD8304K-ET, LTN8716K-P16, LTN8716T-HT, LTN8932H-P16
  • LunaIP L-IPR-5216-EP-4K, L-IPR-5216-EP-4K
  • Luxon HYB163TB
  • Nelly's Security NSDV-208UK
  • Optio OPDVR04
  • Osiris OS-NVR8M8P-4H1-4K
  • Optio OPDVR04, OPDVR08, OPDVR16
  • Panasonic K-NL416K, k-nl404k
  • RVi 1HDR08K, RVi-R08MA
  • Risco RVNVR080020A
  • Provision ISR DVS-IP5-4
  • SecurityTronix TVR-AR314-8
  • SpecoTVI-16CH-720P-4TB-NSP, OS103T
  • Siqura S-64 E
  • Smartec STR-HD1625
  • ToughDog Security TDHDX161-4K-2T
  • Tyco TYCE4C
  • Tecsar Lead 4ch1h4poe-5-sm
  • Truen co., ltd. TCS-3000
  • UniView NVR516-128, NVR304-32EP-B
  • Visiotech XS-XVR6116-VS2
  • Vicon VLR-ENC-16-A
  • Winic AR326-4
  • X2-CCTV-NVR-x
  • Z3 Technology FSDI-DCK-10
  • C2P cameras now require one analog encoder license per channel.
  • Multi-sensor cameras:
  • Axis P3715PLVE
  • Avigilon 15C-H4A-3MH-270, 12W-H3-4MH-DP1-B
  • Digital Watchdog DWC-PVX16W*, DWC-PV2M4T, DWC-PB6M4T, DWC-PZ21M69T, DWC-PB2M4TIR
  • Dahua ipc-pdbw82041-b360, IPC-PDBW8802-A180
  • Hikvision DS-2CD6D52G0-IHS
  • I-View FE-6MIPS06-F01
  • Pelco IMM12018, IMM12027, IMM12036 (or Optera IMM12036?)
  • Secubest NVM2-A21
  • Uniview IPC8542ER5-DUP
  • Vivotek VC8201*
  • Hikvision DS-2PT5326IZ-DE, DS-2TD2617*
  • Digital Watchdog DWC-PVX16w2.
  • Hikvision DS-2CD6944G0-IHS, DS-2PT5326x, DS-2PT3122x
  • Mobotix S16A
  • Secubest NVM5-520
  • Safire SF-IPPAN362HA-2Y
  • Sony SNC-WL862
  • Advanced PTZ Support:
  • Axis Q740x
  • Milesight MS-C2971x, MS-C5361x
  • Avigilon 2.0C-H4IRPTZ-DP30x
  • Advanced ptz mapping for DS-2DE5425IW-AE
  • Hikvision DS-2DF8425IXx, DS-2DE5174, DS-2DE4A225x, DS-2DP1636ZIX-D/250
  • Hikvision DS-2DP3236ZIXS, DS-2DF9C435IH
  • Milesight MS-C2942-RB
  • Dahua SD59430U-HNI
  • Digital Watchdog DWC-MPTZ336x, DWC-MPTZ830x
  • Panasonic WV-S6130
  • Uniview IPC6252SL-X33UP
  • Hikvision fixes/improvements:
  • Hikvision DS-2CD7A26G0x now supports the signal input event.
  • Fixed an input signal problem on Hikvision DS-2TD2617B-6/PA.
  • Hikvision DS-2TD1217x incorrectly reported PTZ support. Fixed.
  • Distorted audio on Hikvision DS-2CD4A26FWD-IZHS8/P when MPEG sampling rate was set to 44.1 kHz. Fixed.
  • Only the first channel worked properly on Hikvision DS-7216HWI-SH/A after the discovery. Fixed.
  • The last two channels (15 & 16) of a Hikvision 16CH DVR (DS-7216HWI-SH/A) were showing an error. Fixed.
  • Server failed to fetch the stream from Hikvision DVR DS-7216HUHI-K2. Fixed.
  • Hanwha XND-6080RV had the wrong stream settings while configuring via Onvif. Fixed.
  • The initialization time for some cameras has been improved.
  • Axis T8311 joystick would stop working after using 2Way audio on a PTZ camera. Fixed.
  • The incorrect stream resolution was displayed for the MIT Professional 2MP camera. Fixed.
  • Some camera models from Sony, Huawei, SMAX, Edimax, and A-MTK had configuration issues that caused the live stream to intermittently stop. Fixed.
  • Signal output did not work on Hikvision DS-7732NI-I4. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with 2-way audio for Uniview cameras.
  • Fixed a streaming issue for HIKVISION DVR DS-9632NI-I8.
  • Fixed an issue detecting the input signal for AMTK AH5583T.
  • MP2L2 codec is now supported on Hikvision cameras.
  • SNP-3120 failed to connect to the Server due to a resource initialization error. Fixed.
  • Signal I/O support added for HIKVISION DS-2TD4237*.
  • The Server could not play the RTSP streams from the following Hanwha cameras: LND-6011R, LNV-6011R, and LNO-6011R. Fixed.
  • New BCS Line cameras supported: BCS-TIP5201, BCS-V-TI236x
  • INFRACHEN ZH-FS160 now supports signal input events.
  • Edge recording for Lilin Z2R8022EX25 did not work correctly. Fixed.
  • Honeywell HEW2PR(W)1 experienced stream signal loss issues. Fixed.
  • D-Link DCS-8526LH had problems with its video stream in the VMS. Fixed.
  • When listening to the archived footage on Axis speakers, the audio was played for 10-20 seconds and then switched to Live. Fixed.
  • Arecont Vision AV08CPD-118 panoramic camera displayed the wrong sensor order in the desktop client. Fixed.
  • Added I/O license support for AXIS A9188.
  • Enabled zoom controls for ACTi A416, A418, A811, and A818 via ONVIF.
  • Hanhwa LND-6010R, LNV-6010R, LNO-6010R, and XNO-6010R failed to initialize correctly via ONVIF. Fixed.
  • VIVOTEK FD9189, FD9380*, FD9388*, IT9389-HT, IB9391*, SD9362*, SD9366*, IB9387*, FD8369*, CC8370*, CC9381 failed to initialize correctly via ONVIF. Fixed.
  • Added support for Axis C1410 Network Mini Speaker.
  • Hikvision DS-2CD4A26FWD-IZHS8/P incorrectly showed support for Pan and Tilt, even though only Zoom is supported. Fixed.
  • FPS limitation for Axis Q1645 was increased to 120 fps.

ANALYTIC BUG FIXES:

  • Camera profile names did not show up correctly when configuring event rules for the AXIS Fence Guard plugin. Fixed.
  • AXIS LPR analytics plugin events were not triggered. Fixed.
  • When an analytics plugin is enabled on a camera and its settings are saved, the changes/updated values are not reflected in the GUI after the plugin settings dialog is re-opened. Fixed.
  • Detected objects had the wrong timestamps stored in the analytics DB.
  • Under certain conditions some analytics settings would disappear from the GUI after saving changes. Fixed.
  • Cropped thumbnails of analytics objects were shown in the Notification Panel if "Disable secondary stream" was enabled. Fixed.
  • (24323, 24568, 24737, 24756) VMS-21540: Analytics events were not available for VIVOTEK cameras with firmware 2.2002.23.01. Fixed.

BUG FIXES:

  • VMS-21900, VMS-21905: In some cases, Cloud system tiles on the Welcome Screen would intermittently switch between an offline and online status. Fixed.
  • VMS-21736: Live view in Web Admin did not work in Safari. Fixed.
  • (24545) VMS-21683: CPU usage significantly increased on AWS EC2 instances with ELB enabled and TCP/UDP port 7001 configured as a listener. Fixed.
  • Unable to view live camera streams or archived video on the Cloud client due to an "Internal Server Error 500". Fixed.
  • The "On Camera disconnected" Event Rule did not work if autodiscovery was turned off. Fixed.
  • The start time of local files longer than 1 hour added to the layout would shift based on the UTC time zone. Fixed.
  • PTZ tours would stop when activated on more than one camera at a time. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue where the Server’s storage became inaccessible after updating the Server to 4.1.
  • Watermark validation failed when checking exported videos that contain a text overlay. Fixed.
  • The Server had an issue initializing some Vivotek cameras due to their implementation of ONVIF media and media2 profiles. Fixed.
  • The warning banner that alerts users of the potential audio/video desynchronization when exporting to AVI also showed up on AVI exports even if the camera does not support audio. Fixed.
  • The Server failed to retransmit video from certain UDP streams as RTSP streams. Fixed.
  • On some Linux-based Systems, the Server would automatically select a storage drive without the necessary permissions to store analytics data. Fixed.
  • The Server did not close HTTP and RTSP streams if crucial user properties were modified. Fixed.
  • Transcoding failed to occur when exporting footage that used more than one codec. Fixed.
  • Events configured to send an email to multiple users would send the wrong number of emails when triggered. Fixed.
  • The "Camera/Device Disconnected” email notification was mistakenly sent when LDAP users exited the Desktop client. Fixed.
  • Stream jumped to the first frame when creating a zoom window on the exported video (nov and exe). Fixed.
  • The Server could not discover Axis cameras with HTTPS enabled and HTTP. Fixed.
  • Video export failed if the recorded archive was written on multiple servers in the System. Fixed.
  • On Ubuntu systems, USB storage could be used to store the Analytics DB even if the Server did not have write permissions. Fixed.
  • In some network environments, WebAdmin reported “No Networking” even if it was accessed from a different computer. Fixed.
  • Failover did not work with cameras that were manually added to the System. Fixed.
  • Under certain rare circumstances the client could not connect to the server after upgrading from 3.2 to 4.1. Fixed.
  • Fixed a file handle leak on Windows servers.
  • Failed to export a local file to MP4 format. Fixed.
  • The Motion tab for ArecontVision 12186DN panoramic camera did not display a video stream on ARM servers. Fixed.
  • Virtual cameras created using video recordings from Android devices have an inaccurate timeline due to differences in timestamp and file creation on Android. Fixed.
  • The number of licenses in use would not display properly with French regional settings enabled in the Desktop Client. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue where some versions of the Desktop Client were unable to perform an in-client update to another 4.1 build.
  • Fixed an issue where the URL format did not work properly when the timestamp parameter was used to access virtual cameras. The Desktop Client would open and play the archive from the beginning instead of the specified timestamp.
  • The Desktop Client stability improved.
  • Sometimes exported video would stutter during playback. Fixed.
  • Sometimes the navigation menu on the WebAdmin page would appear twice. Fixed.
  • The FPS of a live stream would drop if a third-party software used the RTSP API to pull the stream from the Server. Fixed.
  • A fix for the error “Storage Issue: Analytics storage DB error. Insufficient permissions on the mount point” was made available. Enable the “forceAnalyticsDbStoragePermissons” advanced option from the WebAdmin interface to apply the fix.
  • The Desktop Client would crash if a microphone was disconnected during a 2-way audio session. Fixed.
  • There was no option to disable audio on a camera when "Allow System to optimize camera settings" was unchecked in System Administration. Fixed.
  • Fixed the GUI glitch that occurred when creating a new role in the User Roles dialog.
  • Adding a Virtual Camera and searching for a camera manually were not recorded in the Audit Trail. Fixed.
  • On Ubuntu, the scheduled backup didn’t start as expected if the VMS time was configured manually. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with WebAdmin and Cloud Portal availability for a system with 1000 cameras when accessed outside the network.
  • The overlay settings for Axis cameras in the "Advanced" tab didn't work without reopening the camera. Fixed.
  • The Server returned an invalid thumbnail for the streams with B-frames. Fixed.
  • In some rare instances the Server would freeze. Fixed.
  • No motion was detected on multi-sensor panoramic cameras when “Force motion detection for stream” was enabled and set to Primary and "Disable secondary stream" was checked. Fixed.
  • “Restore from backup” was redesigned to be more straight-forward for Cloud-merged Systems.
  • The notification "Storage is not configured" disappeared when the Desktop Client was restarted. Fixed.
  • Server did not destroy the DeviceAgent on camera disconnect
  • Server improperly returned 500 for the correct ec2/analyticsLookupObjectTracks request. Fixed.
  • I/O module license failover did not work. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with the Chinese translation on the “Storage Management” and “Storage analysis” dialogs.
  • Sometimes the desktop client would crash when opening local files. Fixed.
  • The Server tried to get storage space information about a DVD drive. Fixed.
  • Users without the appropriate permissions were able to access the Server Monitor. Fixed.
  • Systems with "Allow only secure connections" enabled could not be merged. Fixed.
  • Fixed several server and desktop client crashes.

API/SDK CHANGES/FIXES:

  • Added an option for users to change bounding box colors for some analytics objects in compatible Plugins.
  • The “cameraId” parameter is added to the documentation for /ec2/analyticsTrackBestShot.
  • RTSP stream from Server taken via API could not be played back in VLC player. Fixed.
  • A new web browser session identifier will be generated every time before the session is established.
  • Metadata SDK:
  • Added a method for plugins to get the Server’s built-in SDK version.
  • Performing a text search for object type in the Desktop Client led to analytics metadata not working properly during playback. Fixed.
  • Metadata was received from Stub Analytics Plugin only after Server restart. Fixed.
  • Stub Analytics Plugin: throwPluginDiagnosticEventsFromDeviceAgent setting was renamed to throwPluginDiagnosticEventsFromEngine.
  • API:
  • Fixed the API documentation for the getCamerasEx method. Removed the “cameraName” and “cameraId” fields.
  • /api/getEvents return codes updated.
  • Added new URL parameters to the /media method: stream, duration, and mkv.
  • Stub Analytics Plugin: Added the method serverSdkVersion() to IUtilityProvider. serverSdkVersion() passes information about the Server’s built-in SDK version to the plugin.
  • Stub Analytics Plugin: Analytics Events would sometimes not show a thumbnail in the Notifications Panel. Fixed.
  • The wrong parameter type was used for the logLevel field on the WebAdmin’s API testing tool page. Fixed.
  • Added preciseBounds parameter to /ec2/recordedTimePeriods. The time range bounds will match the start and end times of the requests.
  • RTSP Streaming parameters were missing from the Server API documentation. Fixed.
  • Fixed errors that occurred when running the public node.js examples.
  • The licenseUsed value from ec2/getCamerasEx was innacurate for a recording camera on an active schedule. Fixed.
  • Fixed a naming inconsistency in the Server API documentation regarding the duration parameter in /ec2/bookmarks and /ec2/bookmarks/add.

HANWHA DEVICES SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES:

  • Added a possibility to choose a face bounding box color for Mask tracking.
  • Hanwha analytics plugin improvements:
  • Mask detection event added.
  • Added separate events for Object tracking type events (Face tracking, License Plate tracking, Person tracking, Vehicle tracking).
  • Added support for Box Temperature Detection for Hanwha thermal cameras.
  • Description of the events is filled with the attributes' names and their values.
  • Added a possibility to filter events by the attribute:value pair.
  • The IVA Area region number will now be shown in notifications for analytic events that include IVA Areas (Intrusion, Enter, Exit, Appear, Loitering).
  • Best shot images in the right panel are now identical to the ones in the camera’s web interface.
  • Motion detection event was removed from the list.
  • Made it easier to read the descriptions of Analytics Events in the Notification Panel.
  • Hanwha analytics plugin fixes:
  • Fixed a memory leak caused by malformed object tracking metadata from a Hanwha camera, which consumed all available RAM and froze the Server.
  • Analytics events for PND-A9081RV displayed a thumbnail of the entire camera view instead of best shot. Fixed.
  • Sometimes updated ROI settings did not apply when saved. Fixed.
  • Analytics Events from Hanwha PND-A9081RV were missing object attributes. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue in the Hanwha analytics description field.
  • Deleting an ROI line in the camera web interface did not reflect correctly on the Desktop Client even after refreshing the plugin. Fixed.
  • Sometimes the PTZ functionality on some Hanwha cameras did not work correctly if the video was flipped and mirrored. Fixed.
  • The Web Page tab in Camera Settings for XRN-1610S did not display the correct web page. Fixed.
  • Hanwha XND-6010 did not have audio in archived footage when the audio codec was set to G.726. Fixed.
  • Hanwha cameras were inaccessible from the Desktop Client if a password containing “%” was used. Fixed.
  • Level ‘Middle’ for BLC, WDR mode for Hanwha cameras couldn't be applied via the Desktop Client. Fixed.
  • Fixed a discrepancy between the Desktop Client and the camera’s web interface when the image mode is set to HLC on Hanwha cameras. The HLC level has been renamed from ‘Medium’ to ‘Middle’ in the Desktop Client.

TESTED OPERATING SYSTEMS:

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10/Enterprise, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 v1607, 2019
  • Ubuntu LTS: 16.04, 18.04, 20.04
  • MacOS 10.14: “Mojave”, 10.15 “Catalina”, 11.0
  • Raspberry PI 3 Model B V1.2 Kernel version 4.14 (Linux 9.4 (Stretch)).

KNOWN LIMITATIONS:

  • Due to a firmware issue affecting Bosch cameras, sometimes events are triggered but not shown in the desktop client.
  • Hardware decoding doesn't work on PC-based Ubuntu systems.
  • Hardware decoding is disabled, if there are 2 graphic adapters and the primary is not Intel®. In this case users should set up a “primary display” to Intel® adapter to make hardware acceleration work.
  • "Error 404. Cannot find the page. Check the URL and try again" shows up on the Web Page tab in Camera Settings for Hanwha NVRs. The web page will be correctly displayed after users click "OK".

RELEASE 4.1.0.31400

CRITICAL COMPATIBILITY NOTICE:

  • All users must update to the v20.1 Mobile release in order to be able to connect to a v4.1 System via the Mobile Client. Mobile Clients v19.6 or earlier will not be able to access Systems running v4.1 or later.

BREAKING CHANGES

  • MacOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13 support was dropped: Desktop Client will not work on those OS.

NEW FEATURES

  • Push Notifications (requires Mobile Client v20.1 or later):
  • Rules can be created in VMS to send Push Notifications to mobile devices.
  • Users can receive push notifications from multiple systems and turn on/off notifications for specific systems.
  • In order to receive Push Notifications, users must be logged into the Cloud in Mobile Client.
  • Users can create custom text for notifications in the Rules Engine via Desktop Client.
  • Health Monitoring - Available in the Server Web Admin interface and Cloud Portal, Health Monitoring provides administrators detailed information about a System’s health, including, but not limited to:
  • Alerts - automatically detected / identified problems with a System
  • System Info (# of servers, channels, storage located, users, and version)
  • Servers (storage detailed state, CPU usage, NICs state, hardware spec, etc.)
  • Cameras (online/offline state, resolution, fps, quality, firmware version, etc.)
  • Storage Locations (path, server, type, status, read/write rate, size, usage %)
  • Network Interfaces (name, server, state, IP address, I/O rates)
  • Desktop Clients connected to Servers.
  • New Embedded Browser - Desktop Client now uses a full-featured embedded Chromium browser (v.65.0.3325.230) to display web pages on layouts:
  • Download Files on Web-Page - the embedded browser in Desktop Client now supports downloading and saving files.
  • Cameras Web Page in Camera Settings Dialog - camera web pages can now be opened up in the Camera Settings dialog allowing users to configure/access camera web pages inside Desktop Client even when on a different Subnet (i.e., remote connections / outside the LAN / WAN). Server acts like an HTTP(s) proxy from cameras to Desktop Clients.
  • Video Wall Failover - If a Server with Video Wall licenses fails, the video wall continues working for 7 days. After that, it will be blocked with the error message "Not enough licenses".
  • Analytics Events Region of Interest (ROI) - Now it is possible to draw lines, boxes, polygons and more when configuring a video analytic from the Desktop Client (no need to go to the camera web page).
  • Currently supports Hanwha AI cameras using firmware version 1.41.xx or higher.

PLUGIN / METADATA SDK ENABLED FEATURES

  • Analytics Events Region of Interest (ROI):
  • Now it is possible to enable configuration of 3rd party video analytics and draw lines, boxes, polygons and more from the software (no need to go to the camera web page).
  • Minimum and maximum size of detected objects can be configured from the software.
  • ROI editor is available in the "Camera settings" dialog and visualized on the video.
  • This feature is available for developers using the Metadata SDK.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Best Server Selection (while connecting to a Cloud-connected Multi-Server System):
  • In prior releases, Desktop Client would connect to a random available server via Cloud. Now Cloud connections are routed through the Server with the best uplink.
  • Added the ability for users to specify the preferred Server for connections. The configured Desktop Client will attempt to connect to the preferred Server first, and if it is not reachable, it will detect and connect via the Server with the best uplink.
  • 2-way Audio API - Allows third-party web clients to send audio (from client microphone) to and get audio from cameras.
  • Added Time Zone option for Virtual Cameras - Time Zone can now be specified for virtual cameras. If "Time Zone" is set to "Auto", then the time zone is defined by metadata or UTC if there's no time zone specified in the file. If set to "Client", the Time Zone is defined by the desktop client.
  • Server Side Motion Detection improved - False positives detection introduced to increase accuracy of detected motion events (e.g., turning on/off lights or switching camera day/night mode are now likely to be ignored)
  • Additional action parameter placeholders for the "Do HTTP request" action - Placeholders can be added to the HTTP POST request body to be automatically replaced by the corresponding values from Analytics Event parameters. This feature is only applicable to Analytics and Generic Events. Placeholders syntax:
  • {event.cameraId} – replaced by the camera ID (e.g., {{{ad1d1b6c-7013-0049-6fd4-ff15450e4716}}})
  • {event.cameraName} – replaced by the camera name (e.g., PND-9080R)
  • {event.eventType} – replaced by the event type (e.g., piko.stub.objectInTheArea or piko.stub.lineCrossing)
  • {event.eventName} – replaced by the event name (e.g., Object in the area or Line crossing)
  • {event.caption} – replaced by the caption (e.g., “Line crossing - impulse event (caption)”)
  • {event.description} – replaced by the description (e.g., "Line crossing - impulse event (description)").
  • Improved MacOS performance and introduced an experimental setting to limit frame rate and reduce CPU load (see Local Settings -> Advanced).
  • Improved cloud connectivity on certain network environments.
  • Added the ability to pin the Timeline in fullscreen mode:
  • When the Timeline is pinned it will remain fixed on the screen.
  • If the Timeline is pinned in fullscreen mode and the user leaves fullscreen it will be pinned for all cameras on the layout when the user returns to fullscreen mode.
  • Database backups are now categorized into the following types:
  • Created after system merge
  • Created after updates
  • Initiated via API
  • "Camera selection" dialog was optimized for a large systems.
  • Added text search in the "Event log" dialog.
  • "Global Notification Settings" button was removed from the "Show Notification" action.
  • Added .mpegts files to the list of supported files in Desktop Client.
  • It is now possible to disable port 80 on firewalls completely and use port 443 for HTTPS connection.
  • Added the ability to search by object types in the Notification Panel. <param>: <value> returns object where <param> has <value>. For instance, if there are analytic plugins that recognize t-shirt color, gender, and glasses, it is possible to search for analytic events by “T-Shirt: White”, “Gender: Male”, “Glasses: True”.
  • The default playback state of a camera opened from the Notification Panel has changed. Now a camera remains on Pause once opened.
  • Users are now imported from LDAP with their Email addresses.
  • It is now possible to open multiple instances of the Desktop Client by double clicking on the desktop shortcut.
  • Added information about remaining license deactivations on "License details" and "Confirmation" dialog.

NEW DEVICE SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES

  • New Supported Devices:
  • Arecont Vision AV20975x, AV12975x, AV12976x, AV10856x, AV8476x, AV5426x, AV5456x, AV20476x, AV4856x, AV5756x
  • AXIS C8033 Network Audio Bridge
  • Axis P1377, P1378, P3719, M1137, M3115, M3116, M3205, M3206, M1134, Q6074, Q9216, M3066, M3065, M3064, M3068, M3067, M3075, P5654, Q6010, P3925, 3935, D201-S, D101-A and other Axis camera models
  • Dahua DH-PSD81602P-A360
  • Entropix DSC-TVC-0200
  • ICRealtime ICIP-PANO-A007, ICIP-T802-I.
  • Network Digital Video B1210DM
  • Secula SCI-04DA01
  • Vitek VTC-TNB8X4MS
  • Vivotek ma9322
  • DW TVT In-Camera Analytics - tested with TD-9541E3 firmware 1.4-1514121:
  • Abnormal color detection
  • Line Crossing
  • Motion Detection
  • Perimeter Intrusion
  • Scene Change
  • Video Blur Detection
  • Entering Object Detection [exclusive]
  • Leaving Object Detection [exclusive]
  • DW MB9/MT9/MV9 series cameras:
  • Abnormal color detection
  • Line Crossing
  • Motion Detection
  • Perimeter Intrusion
  • Scene Change
  • Video Blur Detection
  • Dahua In-Camera Analytics - tested with Dahua IPC-HDW5442TM-AS with firmware 2.800.00000000.80R, build date 2019-09-02:
  • Parking detection
  • Rioter detection (People gathering detection)
  • Stay detection
  • Wander detection (Loitering detection)
  • Fast moving detection
  • Input/Output fixes:
  • "HIKVISION DS-2CD2135FWDx, DS-2CD2955FWDx, DS-2CD2955FWDx, DS-2CD2742FWD-IZS
  • Hunt cameras
  • Tiandy cameras
  • Vista VK2-4MPXVRDIR28V12M
  • New Devices Supported with Analog Encoder License:
  • 3R Global IPM32R16P, XPM08, XPM16, IPM32R32P, ILT08R, IPM32R16P, IPM32R32P
  • 3R XST16, XPM4M32, XST08, IPM32r32p
  • 3xLOGIC V250-4-SMBK family
  • ACTi V31,
  • ActiveCam AC-HR-1116
  • Alibi ALI-QVR3004H, ALI-QVR3008H
  • Allnet all-cam2400-nvr-kit
  • Amcrest NV4108-HS, NV4432-HS
  • AvertX 438IR
  • Axis P7304, M7104, Q7424x, P8221,
  • Bosch VIP-X16x
  • Dahua XVR5116, DH/HCVR1604x, X51A2, DH-NVR616, DH-NVR4832-16P-4k, IPC-HUM8431-e1, DHI-NVR608-32-4KS2, DH-XVR5116HE-X, DHI-NVR5816-4KS2, DHI-HCVR72*AN-4M, DH-XVR5216AN-4KL-X, DHI-NVR616D-128-4KS2, ITSE0804-GN5B-D, N42B2P2, DH-NVR4208-8P-4K, DH-NVR4832-4K, DHI-NVR5216-4KS2, DHI-NVR5424x, DH-NVR608-32-4KS2, DHI-NVR5208-4KS2, DH-NVR5216-4K, DHI-NVR5432x, DHI-NVR608-64-4KS2, DHI-XVR5216A,
  • Dallmeier DVE-16
  • Digimerge DV916
  • Digital Watchdog DW-ENHD16, DW-EN4K16, STR-HD1625, VLR-ENC-16-A
  • Eclipse ESG-NVR32-8, ESG-NVR8P
  • EdgeHandler EHA200
  • ENS Security NVR302A-16-4KS2
  • Epcom EV1016HDX, EV1016TURBO, EV1004TURBO, S16TURBOX, S08-TURBO-X
  • Hikvision DS-7332HUHI-K4, DS-7732HUHI-K4, DS-7616NI-SP, DS-7732, DS-8116, DS-7204, DS-7208HQHI-SH, DS-7204HUHI-K1, DS-6704HWI, DS-7608NI. DS-7216x, DS-7316HQHI-F4/N, DS-7216HQHI-F2, DS-7208HGHI-SH, DS-7208HGHI-SH/A(B)
  • HiWatch DS-H208U
  • Honeywell HEN162x family, HRGX81
  • Hunt CCTV HAR314-4,
  • IC Realtime NVR7000K
  • Indigovision BX100
  • Intelbras HDCVI 1016, MHDX_3116
  • Interlogix TVE-420, TVE-820
  • InVidTech UD1B-16, UN1A-32x16
  • Lorex LNR608
  • LTS LTD8316K
  • March Networks Edge 16e
  • Merit LILIN VS212
  • NSS NVS-AH04
  • NVR2821-04009B
  • Ocean CCTV DR-TW1516E
  • Panasonic K-NL416K, WJ-GXE100
  • Pelco NET5501
  • RAS Security DVR08CVI-4K
  • RVi rvi-hdr08la-t, R16LA, 1HDR16K, IPN16/2-PRO-4K
  • Sampo DR-TW2516A
  • Siqura S-64 E V2, , S-64 E V2-XT
  • Space Technology ST_HDVR162PRO-D-V2
  • ToughDog Security TDHDX161-4K-2T
  • TVI ST-HDVR-161
  • Uniview NVR302-16Q, NVR301, NVR308-32E-B
  • Vip Vision NVR8PRO7, NVR16PRO7
  • Vista VIPER-HDAENC16
  • Winic NR32P6-16, Winic AR304-4
  • X-Security XS-XVR6116-VS2
  • Forced Onvif PTZ for:
  • Hikvision DS-2TD4237x, DS-2TD4136x, DS-2TD4166x, DS-MH6171Ix, DS-2DE4A225x, DS-2DE4A425x
  • Advanced PTZ support for:
  • Dahua DH-SD22204T-GN and DH-SD49225T-HN
  • DWC-MPTZ830X, DWC-MPTZ36x, DWC-MPTZ336x
  • GeoVision GV-SD3732-IR, GV-SD2722-IR
  • Hikvision DS-2DE4215IWx, DS-2DE4xAx215IWx, DS-2DE5330W-AE, DS-2DE4225W-DE, DS-2DE4Ax25IW, DS-2DF8836x, DS-2TD4166T-25, DS-2TD4237-25, DS-2DE4215IWx, DS-2DE4A215IWx, DS-2DE4A320x, DS-2DE4A225x, DS-2DE4A425x
  • IPC-B620H-Z
  • Milesight MS-C5361x, MS-C5341x, MS-C8241-X36RPB, MS-C2941-X30RPB, S-C2942-RB, MS-C8241-X36RPB, MS-C5361-EPB
  • Pelco P2230x-ESR, P2820-ESRx
  • Vivotek SD9374x
  • Fixed wrong mapping for GV-SD3732x, GV-SD2722x.
  • New Multi-Sensor Camera Support (Single License):
  • 3xLogic VX-8S-180-AWD
  • Avigilon 24C-H4A-3MH-270
  • Axis AXIS-P3719
  • Dahua IPC-HDBW4231F-E2-M12,
  • DW EN4K16
  • IC Realtime IPEL-M60F-IRW1
  • Other Specific Device Updates:
  • Axis C1004 E speaker did not work as expected. Fixed.
  • Axis Q3709x fixed.
  • "Enable audio" was missed in ‘Camera Settings’ dialog for Axis IO module. Fixed.
  • Pelco cameras were unstable after upgrading from 3.2. Fixed.
  • AV20CPD-118 uses ONVIF.
  • Fixed autodiscovery for VIVOTEK SC8131.
  • Vivotek FD8162 dropped its resolution to very low value after reconnecting, Fixed.
  • Malformed packets in secondary streams from Uniview cameras caused Smart Motion Detection failures. Fixed.
  • FPS for secondary stream for Uniview IPC6322SR-X22P-C was not changed. Fixed.
  • Fixed audio support for ACTi A71.
  • Fixed an issue with Dahua N25BB5Z connection.
  • Fixed an issue with stream URL for multi-sensor Dahua cameras.
  • Analytics enabled for Dahua IPC-HDW4433x.
  • Fixed Dahua XVR5116HS DVR PTZ issue.
  • Fixed an issue with stream parameters on the "Advanced" tab for Vivotek FD9187-HT.
  • Hikvision DS-2TD2636-10 was wrongly triggered by the output after it was opened in VMS. Fixed.
  • Hikvision analytics events (Line crossing, Intrusion) were triggered only once. Fixed.
  • 'Contract Violation' messages appeared on Hikvision analytics events. Fixed.
  • DWC-PTZ30X stopped working after upgrading from 3.2 to 4.0. Fixed.
  • Stream profiles assignment fixed for Entropix camera.
  • Hikvision DS-2TD1217 signal input was triggered but didn’t have any action in the VMS. Fixed.
  • VideoTec UCHD-30x-VT had interruptions while receiving RTP over multicast. Fixed.
  • Video stopped working on Vivotek FD8162 when RTP transport was changed to "Multicast". Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with autodiscovery for DWC-PZV2M72T.
  • Fixed an issue with H.265 for TN-P6236W12.
  • Motion was continuously detected on DWC-PB6M4T with OSD enabled. Fixed.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed client glitches with Intel HD 620 and 630.
  • Server Web Admin stopped working in Chrome 80. Fixed.
  • The video stream opened via media server API could not be closed if user permissions or password were changed. Fixed.
  • Analytics metadata was saved for a part without an archive. Fixed.
  • The "Confirm storage location for analytics" dialog could not be closed by the "X" button on Desktop Client on Mac. Fixed.
  • Next/Previous frame navigation didn't work after reverse playback. Fixed.
  • 2-Way audio did not work, if the client was connected to a server running on a DW Edge camera. Fixed.
  • Fixed an incorrect message if an update from the file was canceled.
  • Desktop client tried to auto-reconnect to the system after it was disconnected from Cloud. Fixed.
  • It was impossible to update the System from file if Desktop Client was the only component to be updated. Fixed.
  • Sometimes previews of the motion events on the right panel in Desktop Client on Mac displayed with incorrect aspect ratio. Fixed.
  • Norsk and Dutch (Belgium) were missing on the server's web page. Fixed.
  • "Play sound" with a custom audio file didn't work. Fixed.
  • Desktop Client on Mac could freeze after multiple transitions to fullscreen mode. Fixed.
  • Video Wall could hang in fullscreen mode. Fixed.
  • Virtual Camera was played back incorrectly on the Android client. Fixed.
  • Virtual Camera could not display files recorded by iPhones on the Timeline properly. Fixed.
  • Desktop Client could sometimes crash if the "Connect to Server" dialog or webpage on Scene was closed. Fixed.
  • If trying to view the archive from a camera and switch to another layout and back, the playback position switched to live. Fixed.
  • The same logicalID could be specified for different layouts. Fixed.
  • The Desktop Client worked very slowly during export. Fixed
  • Some RTSP links didn’t work if added manually, but worked in VLC. Fixed.
  • "Native" ONVIF PTZ presets didn’t work if the preset name in VMS contained some native symbols (like Japanese or Chinese strokes). Fixed.
  • In rare environments under certain circumstances, the motion detection database may have been corrupted after upgrading to 4.0 which prevented the smart search feature from working correctly. Fixed.
  • On certain ARM devices (Socionext) Hardware ID was calculated incorrectly causing random server issues. Fixed.
  • Cloud accounts could not be saved in the "Edit tile" dialog. Fixed.
  • Server cloud address was displayed on "Add device" dialog. Fixed.
  • Fixed high CPU usage of minimized Desktop Client with one monitor configuration.
  • If there were zoom windows on a camera, the “Set to Fullscreen” action would be incorrectly applied to a zoom window instead of the main camera. Fixed.
  • Fixed a playback bug which occurred after a zoom window was repeatedly opened and closed several times.
  • Server assigned identical camera IDs for different onboard USB cameras from laptops with the same model and manufacturer. Fixed.
  • USB webcams were not successfully auto-discovered on servers installed on Ubuntu. Fixed.
  • Fixed unsupported audio on USB cameras on Ubuntu.
  • After upgrading to v4.0 “Min days” retention rules could not be set to more than 30 days. Fixed.
  • Video Wall mode was affected by the "Limit session duration" option in the Desktop Client, as a result, it limited Video Wall sessions. Fixed.
  • Under complex LDAP configuration conditions Server could fetch less users than expected. Fixed.
  • Sometimes the webcam light of the laptop turned on even if the camera was not recording and was not opened on Scene. Fixed.
  • "Enable audio" is disabled now when "Allow System to optimize camera settings" or "Keep camera settings" is set.
  • The Desktop Client could freeze if a layout was configured to open automatically on startup. Fixed
  • There were no thumbnails in notification for a generic event with 2 cameras. Fixed.
  • When primary and secondary streams had different codecs, any gaps in the primary stream when using default export would cause the exported video to be non-playable. Fixed.
  • Using the CLI to start the Desktop Client and display a specific layout didn't work if the layout name contained certain symbols (i.e., Japanese strokes). Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect default language in the installer.
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect default language on Setup Wizard.
  • In-client context help menu fixes:
  • Context help for Camera Settings and Server Settings dialogs failed to open up. Fixed.
  • Context help for "Allow only secure connections" on “System administration” dialog led to an incorrect page. Fixed.
  • The “--layout-name” CLI parameter did not work for Application Launcher. Fixed.
  • Fixed occasional crash of Desktop Client in video wall mode.
  • Fixed occasional crash of Desktop Client while running showreel.
  • Server could crash when VMAX was removed from the resource tree. Fixed.
  • Export from cameras with resolution 8MP and greater when transcoding was applied resulted in a broken output file. Fixed.
  • SMB drive was displayed as "unknown" or as an incorrect storage type. Fixed.
  • Storage locations with Cyrillic symbols in the path were not discovered. Fixed.
  • Motion sensitivity did not work for some stitched panorama cameras. Fixed.
  • In certain environments, Server stopped detecting motion after some time running and occurs until the server is restarted. Fixed.
  • It was not possible to change reserved space for network drives that required credentials. Fixed.
  • Bookmarks triggered by instant generic events were not created even if post- and pre-recording was set. Fixed.
  • Fixed different media server and client crashes.
  • Fixed some translation issues.
  • Fixed some vulnerabilities.
  • Minor UX and UI improvements and fixes.

API/SDK CHANGES/FIXES

  • SDK Plugin Fixes:
  • Axis camera plugin from camera SDK didn’t work on Windows. Fixed.
  • FTP storage plugin sample from storage SDK didn't work. Fixed.
  • Image library plugin fixed.
  • Fixed a memory leak that occured when using an API method to get MPEG-TS streams with transcoding.
  • Fixed a possible memory leak when using HTTP Streaming API methods.
  • Added licensing-related RestAPI methods to API documentation.
  • Video archive downloaded using /media/cameraid.mpegts method with transcoding could not be played back. Fixed.
  • When trying to request video streams through API (using any /media/ call), the maxWebMTranscoders parameter limited the sessions to 2 even if transcoding was not involved. Now the number of the non-transcoded streams that can be requested through API is unlimited and transcoded-ones are limited to maxWebMTranscoders (2 by default).
  • API tool in webadmin now works without authentication. The "Test method" button is hidden and fields for post requests are disabled for non-authorized users.
  • The ec2/analyticsLookupObjectTracks request could hang at certain environments. Fixed.
  • /api/gettime is now deprecated.
  • Added the “accurate_seek” url parameter for HTTP Streaming to avoid time difference.
  • SDKs: improvements to readme.md and Doxygen documentation.
  • SDKs: improvements to sample building scripts:
  • Implemented command-line help (`-h`|`--help`|`/?`).
  • Added the `--release` command-line arg to build Release configuration instead of Debug.
  • For MSVC, removed forcing the old MSVC2015 compiler (v140 toolset).
  • Testcamera improvements:
  • Fixed incorrect syntax in testcamera command help text.
  • Added multi-track streaming support for testcamera.
  • Added the “--max-file-size-megabytes” parameter to increase the portion of a video file being streamed (was 100 MB).
  • Added parameter to specify testcamera mac address (--mac-address-prefix).
  • API documentation improved:
  • /ec2/saveCameraUserAttributesList and /ec2/saveCameraUserAttributes: Mark licenseUsed as unused.
  • /ec2/cameraThumbnail: Fixed incorrect params description: change `roundMethod` to `method`.
  • Added documentation for /ec2/dumpDatabase and /ec2/restoreDatabase.
  • The api/ptz method documentation was updated.
  • Added systemSettings to documentation for api/setupCloudSystem, api/setupLocalSystem.
  • Description for api/storageStatus and /api/cookeAuthentication methods were updated.
  • Added description for ‘tag’ parameter for /ec2/bookmarks/add.
  • Removed /api/executeEventAction from documentation.
  • Added licensing-related Server API methods to the API documentation.
  • Improved the description of multiple "tag" parameters in our API documentation.
  • Added API methods for /api/downloads to the API documentation.
  • Added a missing parameter to the API documentation for /api/setupCloudSystem and /api/setupLocalSystem.
  • Server returned 500 and printed ERROR ASSERT on the ec2/saveUsers command without the “id” parameter. Documentation changed, the ""id"" parameter is described as mandatory for ""ec2/saveUsers"" now."
  • Added string time format to the API documentation for /ec2/cameraThumbnail.
  • Added recordingecordQueueB and recordingecordQueueP values to /ec2/metrics/values и /api/metrics/values: dynamic buffering in bytes and per frame.
  • Added a parameter check for merge possibility without performing the actual merge.
  • Added an optional GET request parameter "signature" to /media/<cameraId>.mp4. It enables the signature in exported mp4. By default, it's disabled.

ANALYTICS PLUGIN SETTINGS IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES

  • Added the possibility to choose a specific video stream that will be used for analysis by a video analytics plugin. This option can be disabled in plugin manifest (hideStreamSelection).
  • Analytics plugin manifest now supports sections.
  • Simultaneous operation of multiple Device Agents running on the same camera is now supported.
  • Analytics settings were changed to their default value after a plugin upgrade. Fixed.
  • Objects boxes were not shown on the camera if it was not re-opened on a layout after enabling the metadata plugin for the first time. Fixed.
  • If Default Rotation was changed for a camera after analytics objects detection, the thumbnails of those objects were displayed incorrectly on the Right Panel. Fixed.
  • Incorrect analytic chunks appeared on the Timeline when Text Search and Area Selection filters were used together. Fixed.
  • Analytic objects were not shown in Desktop Client when it was connected to the multi-server system where some of the servers did not have the analytics plugin installed. Fixed.
  • Sometimes playback with analytic chunks stopped working. Fixed.
  • Improved analytics object search in the area.
  • Sample Analytics Plugin is included in Metadata SDK.
  • Improved the description of the method “executeAction” in the Metadata SDK documentation.
  • Long plugin options descriptions did not fit into the text control. Fixed.
  • Added the Refresh button to update the settings for the selected plug-in from camera.
  • Added a new control "Column". It acts like GroupBox but does not have any frame.
  • Added a new control "SwitchButton".
  • Fixed an issue with bounding boxes of zero size. Metadata objects with bounding boxes of zero size are now correctly shown in the camera item: their text attributes are shown. Such objects can be used to visualize some data calculated by the plugin, e.g., the amount of people appearing in a field of view of a camera.
  • Servers on Linux machines with Analytics Plugins (built via the SDK) enabled would crash while being shut down. Fixed.

NEW OPERATING SYSTEMS/PLATFORMS

  • Added support for Windows Server 2019.
  • Added support for Ubuntu 20.04.

TESTED OPERATING SYSTEMS

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10/Enterprise, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 v1607, 2019
  • Ubuntu LTS: 16.04, 18.04, 20.04
  • MacOS 10.14: “Mojave”, 10.15 “Catalina”
  • Raspberry PI 3 Model B Vi. 2 Kernel version 4.14 (Linux 9.4 (Stretch)).

KNOWN ISSUES/LIMITATIONS

  • We support only camera web-pages that work in Chrome.
  • Health monitoring: all metrics and alerts, including aggregated alerts, are erased after the server has been restarted.
  • Linux Server fails to record analytics metadata to NTFS drives.
  • Push notifications: sometimes, there are no thumbnails when the associated camera is not recording.
  • In rare situations on MacOS, 2-way audio doesn't work after upgrading from 4.0 and previous versions. Reinstall the Desktop client to work around this issue.
  • USB camera is duplicated as an old offline camera and a new online camera after upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1.
  • "Line Crossing Object Counting" doesn’t work for DW TD-9541E3 (camera issue).
  • Analytics DB from 4.0 is partially incompatible with the 4.1 release: a search for metadata objects in a selected area will not work for the objects that were recorded before the update to 4.1 and such objects will not be shown on the image.
  • Bounding boxes for analytics objects are not shown in Desktop Client when performing text search by an object type.
  • If the “Enabled” checkbox is not set on Hanwha AI cameras, the line crossing direction will be reset after saving.
  • Hanwha ROI:
  • The objects in the Notification Panel may be linked to wrong archive chunks in the timeline.
  • The border frames of objects may disappear sometimes.

HANWHA DEVICES SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES

  • A new Hanwha NVR which is based on Ubuntu 18.04 (tested with 8 channels and 16 channels NVR with kernel 4.15.18):
  • Integration with Recording, Alarm out and PoE over budget LEDs, input/output alarms
  • Added a new action "Make buzzer sound"
  • Added a new event "PoE Over Budget" - event is triggered when current consumption exceeds the predefined limits
  • Added a new event "Fan Error"
  • Added the "Power consumption monitoring and control" dialog in "Server settings'.
  • Hanwha AI camera (tested with model PNO-A9081R and firmware 1.41.01_20200318_R342).
  • Autofocus icon did not appear if an NVR channel was opened on Scene and just changed the status from offline to online.Fixed.
  • If the "Backup" media type was used for export from Hanwha NVRs, export from Hanwha SRN-4000 did not work. Fixed.
  • Operation type for IO sensors was changed when Hanwha NVR was added to the media server. Fixed.
  • Advanced PTZ didn't work for Hanwha PTZ camera connected via Hanwha NVR. Fixed.
  • Fixed unexpected WAVE XRN encoder sensors change.

RELEASE 4.1.0.31398

CRITICAL COMPATIBILITY NOTICE:

  • All users must update to the v20.1 Mobile release in order to be able to connect to a v4.1 System via the Mobile Client. Mobile Clients v19.6 or earlier will not be able to access Systems running v4.1 or later.

BRANDING UPDATE:

  • Branding has been updated for Piko, with new logos in the Desktop, Mobile, Web Admin, and Cloud interfaces. We hope you like the change.

BREAKING CHANGES

  • MacOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13 support was dropped: Desktop Client will not work on those OS.

NEW FEATURES

  • Push Notifications (requires Mobile Client v20.1 or later):
  • Rules can be created in VMS to send Push Notifications to mobile devices.
  • Users can receive push notifications from multiple systems and turn on/off notifications for specific systems.
  • In order to receive Push Notifications, users must be logged into the Cloud in Mobile Client.
  • Users can create custom text for notifications in the Rules Engine via Desktop Client.
  • Health Monitoring – Available in the Server Web Admin interface and Cloud Portal, Health Monitoring provides administrators detailed information about a System’s health, including, but not limited to:
  • Alerts – automatically detected / identified problems with a System
  • System Info (# of servers, channels, storage located, users, and version)
  • Servers (storage detailed state, CPU usage, NICs state, hardware spec, etc.)
  • Cameras (online/offline state, resolution, fps, quality, firmware version, etc.)
  • Storage Locations (path, server, type, status, read/write rate, size, usage %)
  • Network Interfaces (name, server, state, IP address, I/O rates)
  • Desktop Clients connected to Servers.
  • New Embedded Browser – Desktop Client now uses a full-featured embedded Chromium browser (v.65.0.3325.230) to display web pages on layouts:
  • Download Files on Web-Page – the embedded browser in Desktop Client now supports downloading and saving files.
  • Cameras Web Page in Camera Settings Dialog – camera web pages can now be opened up in the Camera Settings dialog allowing users to configure/access camera web pages inside Desktop Client even when on a different Subnet (i.e., remote connections / outside the LAN / WAN). Server acts like an HTTP(s) proxy from cameras to Desktop Clients.
  • Video Wall Failover – If a Server with Video Wall licenses fails, the video wall continues working for 7 days. After that, it will be blocked with the error message “Not enough licenses”.
  • Analytics Events Region of Interest (ROI) – Now it is possible to draw lines, boxes, polygons and more when configuring a video analytic from the Desktop Client (no need to go to the camera web page).
  • Currently supports Hanwha AI cameras using firmware version 1.41.xx or higher.

PLUGIN / METADATA SDK ENABLED FEATURES

  • Analytics Events Region of Interest (ROI):
  • Now it is possible to enable configuration of 3rd party video analytics and draw lines, boxes, polygons and more from the software (no need to go to the camera web page).
  • Minimum and maximum size of detected objects can be configured from the software.
  • ROI editor is available in the “Camera settings” dialog and visualized on the video.
  • This feature is available for developers using the Metadata SDK.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Best Server Selection (while connecting to a Cloud-connected Multi-Server System):
  • In prior releases, Desktop Client would connect to a random available server via Cloud. Now Cloud connections are routed through the Server with the best uplink.
  • Added the ability for users to specify the preferred Server for connections. The configured Desktop Client will attempt to connect to the preferred Server first, and if it is not reachable, it will detect and connect via the Server with the best uplink.
  • 2-way Audio API – Allows third-party web clients to send audio (from client microphone) to and get audio from cameras.
  • Added Time Zone option for Virtual Cameras – Time Zone can now be specified for virtual cameras. If “Time Zone” is set to “Auto”, then the time zone is defined by metadata or UTC if there’s no time zone specified in the file. If set to “Client”, the Time Zone is defined by the desktop client.
  • Server Side Motion Detection improved – False positives detection introduced to increase accuracy of detected motion events (e.g., turning on/off lights or switching camera day/night mode are now likely to be ignored)
  • Additional action parameter placeholders for the “Do HTTP request” action – Placeholders can be added to the HTTP POST request body to be automatically replaced by the corresponding values from Analytics Event parameters. This feature is only applicable to Analytics and Generic Events.

PLACEHOLDERS SYNTAX:

  • {event.cameraId} – replaced by the camera ID (e.g., {ad1d1b6c-7013-0049-6fd4-ff15450e4716})
  • {event.cameraName} – replaced by the camera name (e.g., PND-9080R)
  • {event.eventType} – replaced by the event type (e.g., Piko.stub.objectInTheArea or Piko.stub.lineCrossing)
  • {event.eventName} – replaced by the event name (e.g., Object in the area or Line crossing)
  • {event.caption} – replaced by the caption (e.g., “Line crossing – impulse event (caption)”)
  • {event.description} – replaced by the description (e.g., “Line crossing – impulse event (description)”).
  • Improved MacOS performance and introduced an experimental setting to limit frame rate and reduce CPU load (see Local Settings -> Advanced).
  • Improved cloud connectivity on certain network environments.
  • Added the ability to pin the Timeline in fullscreen mode:
  • When the Timeline is pinned it will remain fixed on the screen.
  • If the Timeline is pinned in fullscreen mode and the user leaves fullscreen it will be pinned for all cameras on the layout when the user returns to fullscreen mode.
  • Database backups are now categorized into the following types:
  • Created after system merge
  • Created after updates
  • Initiated via API
  • “Camera selection” dialog was optimized for large systems.
  • Added text search in the “Event log” dialog.
  • “Global Notification Settings” button was removed from the “Show Notification” action.
  • Added .mpegts files to the list of supported files in Desktop Client.
  • It is now possible to disable port 80 on firewalls completely and use port 443 for HTTPS connection.
  • Added the ability to search by object types in the Notification Panel. <param>: <value> returns object where <param> has <value>. For instance, if there are analytic plugins that recognize t-shirt color, gender, and glasses, it is possible to search for analytic events by “T-Shirt: White”, “Gender: Male”, “Glasses: True”.
  • The default playback state of a camera opened from the Notification Panel has changed. Now a camera remains on Pause once opened.
  • Users are now imported from LDAP with their Email addresses.
  • It is now possible to open multiple instances of the Desktop Client by double-clicking on the desktop shortcut.
  • Added information about remaining license deactivations on “License details” and “Confirmation” dialog.

NEW DEVICE SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES

  • New Supported Devices:
  • Arecont Vision AV20975x, AV12975x, AV12976x, AV10856x, AV8476x, AV5426x, AV5456x, AV20476x, AV4856x, AV5756x
  • AXIS C8033 Network Audio Bridge
  • Axis P1377, P1378, P3719, M1137, M3115, M3116, M3205, M3206, M1134, Q6074, Q9216, M3066, M3065, M3064, M3068, M3067, M3075, P5654, Q6010, P3925, 3935, D201-S, D101-A and other Axis camera models
  • Dahua DH-PSD81602P-A360
  • Entropix DSC-TVC-0200
  • ICRealtime ICIP-PANO-A007, ICIP-T802-I.
  • Network Digital Video B1210DM
  • Secula SCI-04DA01
  • Vitek VTC-TNB8X4MS
  • Vivotek ma9322
  • DW TVT In-Camera Analytics – tested with TD-9541E3 firmware 1.4-1514121:
  • Abnormal color detection
  • Line Crossing
  • Motion Detection
  • Perimeter Intrusion
  • Scene Change
  • Video Blur Detection
  • Entering Object Detection [exclusive]
  • Leaving Object Detection [exclusive]
  • DW MB9/MT9/MV9 series cameras:
  • Abnormal color detection
  • Line Crossing
  • Motion Detection
  • Perimeter Intrusion
  • Scene Change
  • Video Blur Detection
  • Dahua In-Camera Analytics – tested with Dahua IPC-HDW5442TM-AS with firmware 2.800.00000000.80R, build date 2019-09-02:
  • Parking detection
  • Rioter detection (People gathering detection)
  • Stay detection
  • Wander detection (Loitering detection)
  • Fast-moving detection
  • Input/Output fixes:
  • “HIKVISION DS-2CD2135FWDx, DS-2CD2955FWDx, DS-2CD2955FWDx, DS-2CD2742FWD-IZS
  • Hunt cameras
  • Tiandy cameras
  • Vista VK2-4MPXVRDIR28V12M
  • New Devices Supported with Analog Encoder License:
  • 3R Global IPM32R16P, XPM08, XPM16, IPM32R32P, ILT08R, IPM32R16P, IPM32R32P
  • 3R XST16, XPM4M32, XST08, IPM32r32p
  • 3xLOGIC V250-4-SMBK family
  • ACTi V31,
  • ActiveCam AC-HR-1116
  • Alibi ALI-QVR3004H, ALI-QVR3008H
  • Allnet all-cam2400-nvr-kit
  • Amcrest NV4108-HS, NV4432-HS
  • AvertX 438IR
  • Axis P7304, M7104, Q7424x, P8221,
  • Bosch VIP-X16x
  • Dahua XVR5116, DH/HCVR1604x, X51A2, DH-NVR616, DH-NVR4832-16P-4k, IPC-HUM8431-e1, DHI-NVR608-32-4KS2, DH-XVR5116HE-X, DHI-NVR5816-4KS2, DHI-HCVR72*AN-4M, DH-XVR5216AN-4KL-X, DHI-NVR616D-128-4KS2, ITSE0804-GN5B-D, N42B2P2, DH-NVR4208-8P-4K, DH-NVR4832-4K, DHI-NVR5216-4KS2, DHI-NVR5424x, DH-NVR608-32-4KS2, DHI-NVR5208-4KS2, DH-NVR5216-4K, DHI-NVR5432x, DHI-NVR608-64-4KS2, DHI-XVR5216A,
  • Dallmeier DVE-16
  • Digimerge DV916
  • Digital Watchdog DW-ENHD16, DW-EN4K16, STR-HD1625, VLR-ENC-16-A
  • Eclipse ESG-NVR32-8, ESG-NVR8P
  • EdgeHandler EHA200
  • ENS Security NVR302A-16-4KS2
  • Epcom EV1016HDX, EV1016TURBO, EV1004TURBO, S16TURBOX, S08-TURBO-X
  • Hikvision DS-7332HUHI-K4, DS-7732HUHI-K4, DS-7616NI-SP, DS-7732, DS-8116, DS-7204, DS-7208HQHI-SH, DS-7204HUHI-K1, DS-6704HWI, DS-7608NI. DS-7216x, DS-7316HQHI-F4/N, DS-7216HQHI-F2, DS-7208HGHI-SH, DS-7208HGHI-SH/A(B)
  • HiWatch DS-H208U
  • Honeywell HEN162x family, HRGX81
  • Hunt CCTV HAR314-4,
  • IC Realtime NVR7000K
  • Indigovision BX100
  • Intelbras HDCVI 1016, MHDX_3116
  • Interlogix TVE-420, TVE-820
  • InVidTech UD1B-16, UN1A-32×16
  • Lorex LNR608
  • LTS LTD8316K
  • March Networks Edge 16e
  • Merit LILIN VS212
  • NSS NVS-AH04
  • NVR2821-04009B
  • Ocean CCTV DR-TW1516E
  • Panasonic K-NL416K, WJ-GXE100
  • Pelco NET5501
  • RAS Security DVR08CVI-4K
  • RVi rvi-hdr08la-t, R16LA, 1HDR16K, IPN16/2-PRO-4K
  • Sampo DR-TW2516A
  • Siqura S-64 E V2, , S-64 E V2-XT
  • Space Technology ST_HDVR162PRO-D-V2
  • ToughDog Security TDHDX161-4K-2T
  • TVI ST-HDVR-161
  • Uniview NVR302-16Q, NVR301, NVR308-32E-B
  • Vip Vision NVR8PRO7, NVR16PRO7
  • Vista VIPER-HDAENC16
  • Winic NR32P6-16, Winic AR304-4
  • X-Security XS-XVR6116-VS2
  • Forced Onvif PTZ for:
  • Hikvision DS-2TD4237x, DS-2TD4136x, DS-2TD4166x, DS-MH6171Ix, DS-2DE4A225x, DS-2DE4A425x
  • Advanced PTZ support for:
  • Dahua DH-SD22204T-GN and DH-SD49225T-HN
  • DWC-MPTZ830X, DWC-MPTZ36, DWC-MPTZ336
  • GeoVision GV-SD3732-IR, GV-SD2722-IR
  • Hikvision DS-2DE4215IWx, DS-2DE4xAx215IWx, DS-2DE5330W-AE, DS-2DE4225W-DE, DS-2DE4Ax25IW, DS-2DF8836x, DS-2TD4166T-25, DS-2TD4237-25, DS-2DE4215IWx, DS-2DE4A215IWx, DS-2DE4A320x, DS-2DE4A225x, DS-2DE4A425x
  • IPC-B620H-Z
  • Milesight MS-C5361x, MS-C5341x, MS-C8241-X36RPB, MS-C2941-X30RPB, S-C2942-RB, MS-C8241-X36RPB, MS-C5361-EPB
  • Pelco P2230x-ESR, P2820-ESRx
  • Vivotek SD9374x
  • Fixed wrong mapping for GV-SD3732x, GV-SD2722x.
  • New Multi-Sensor Camera Support (Single License):
  • 3xLogic VX-8S-180-AWD
  • Avigilon 24C-H4A-3MH-270
  • Axis AXIS-P3719
  • Dahua IPC-HDBW4231F-E2-M12,
  • DW EN4K16
  • IC Realtime IPEL-M60F-IRW1
  • Other Specific Device Updates:
  • Axis C1004 E speaker did not work as expected. Fixed.
  • Axis Q3709x fixed.
  • “Enable audio” was missed in ‘Camera Settings’ dialog for Axis IO module. Fixed.
  • Pelco cameras were unstable after upgrading from 3.2. Fixed.
  • AV20CPD-118 uses ONVIF.
  • Fixed autodiscovery for VIVOTEK SC8131.
  • Vivotek FD8162 dropped its resolution to very low value after reconnecting, Fixed.
  • Malformed packets in secondary streams from Uniview cameras caused Smart Motion Detection failures. Fixed.
  • FPS for secondary stream for Uniview IPC6322SR-X22P-C was not changed. Fixed.
  • Fixed audio support for ACTi A71.
  • Fixed an issue with Dahua N25BB5Z connection.
  • Fixed an issue with stream URL for multi-sensor Dahua cameras.
  • Analytics enabled for Dahua IPC-HDW4433x.
  • Fixed Dahua XVR5116HS DVR PTZ issue.
  • Fixed an issue with stream parameters on the “Advanced” tab for Vivotek FD9187-HT.
  • Hikvision DS-2TD2636-10 was wrongly triggered by the output after it was opened in VMS. Fixed.
  • Hikvision analytics events (Line crossing, Intrusion) were triggered only once. Fixed.
  • ‘Contract Violation’ messages appeared on Hikvision analytics events. Fixed.
  • DWC-PTZ30X stopped working after upgrading from 3.2 to 4.0. Fixed.
  • Stream profiles assignment fixed for Entropix camera.
  • Hikvision DS-2TD1217 signal input was triggered but didn’t have any action in the VMS. Fixed.
  • VideoTec UCHD-30x-VT had interruptions while receiving RTP over multicast. Fixed.
  • Video stopped working on Vivotek FD8162 when RTP transport was changed to “Multicast”. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with autodiscovery for DWC-PZV2M72T.
  • Fixed an issue with H.265 for TN-P6236W12.
  • Motion was continuously detected on DWC-PB6M4T with OSD enabled. Fixed.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed client glitches with Intel HD 620 and 630.
  • Server Web Admin stopped working in Chrome 80. Fixed.
  • The video stream opened via media server API could not be closed if user permissions or password were changed. Fixed.
  • Analytics metadata was saved for a part without an archive. Fixed.
  • The “Confirm storage location for analytics” dialog could not be closed by the “X” button on Desktop Client on Mac. Fixed.
  • Next/Previous frame navigation didn’t work after reverse playback. Fixed.
  • 2-Way audio did not work, if the client was connected to a server running on a DW Edge camera. Fixed.
  • Fixed an incorrect message if an update from the file was canceled.
  • Desktop client tried to auto-reconnect to the system after it was disconnected from Cloud. Fixed.
  • It was impossible to update the System from file if Desktop Client was the only component to be updated. Fixed.
  • Sometimes previews of the motion events on the right panel in Desktop Client on Mac displayed with incorrect aspect ratio. Fixed.
  • Norsk and Dutch (Belgium) were missing on the server’s web page. Fixed.
  • “Play sound” with a custom audio file didn’t work. Fixed.
  • Desktop Client on Mac could freeze after multiple transitions to fullscreen mode. Fixed.
  • Video Wall could hang in fullscreen mode. Fixed.
  • Virtual Camera was played back incorrectly on the Android client. Fixed.
  • Virtual Camera could not display files recorded by iPhones on the Timeline properly. Fixed.
  • Desktop Client could sometimes crash if the “Connect to Server” dialog or webpage on Scene was closed. Fixed.
  • If trying to view the archive from a camera and switch to another layout and back, the playback position switched to live. Fixed.
  • The same logicalID could be specified for different layouts. Fixed.
  • The Desktop Client worked very slowly during export. Fixed
  • Some RTSP links didn’t work if added manually, but worked in VLC. Fixed.
  • “Native” ONVIF PTZ presets didn’t work if the preset name in VMS contained some native symbols (like Japanese or Chinese strokes). Fixed.
  • In rare environments under certain circumstances, the motion detection database may have been corrupted after upgrading to 4.0 which prevented the smart search feature from working correctly. Fixed.
  • On certain ARM devices (Socionext) Hardware ID was calculated incorrectly causing random server issues. Fixed.
  • Cloud accounts could not be saved in the “Edit tile” dialog. Fixed.
  • Server cloud address was displayed on “Add device” dialog. Fixed.
  • Fixed high CPU usage of minimized Desktop Client with one monitor configuration.
  • If there were zoom windows on a camera, the “Set to Fullscreen” action would be incorrectly applied to a zoom window instead of the main camera. Fixed.
  • Fixed a playback bug which occurred after a zoom window was repeatedly opened and closed several times.
  • Server assigned identical camera IDs for different onboard USB cameras from laptops with the same model and manufacturer. Fixed.
  • USB webcams were not successfully auto-discovered on servers installed on Ubuntu. Fixed.
  • Fixed unsupported audio on USB cameras on Ubuntu.
  • After upgrading to v4.0 “Min days” retention rules could not be set to more than 30 days. Fixed.
  • Video Wall mode was affected by the “Limit session duration” option in the Desktop Client, as a result, it limited Video Wall sessions. Fixed.
  • Under complex LDAP configuration conditions Server could fetch less users than expected. Fixed.
  • Sometimes the webcam light of the laptop turned on even if the camera was not recording and was not opened on Scene. Fixed.
  • “Enable audio” is disabled now when “Allow System to optimize camera settings” or “Keep camera settings” is set.
  • The Desktop Client could freeze if a layout was configured to open automatically on startup. Fixed
  • There were no thumbnails in notification for a generic event with 2 cameras. Fixed.
  • When primary and secondary streams had different codecs, any gaps in the primary stream when using default export would cause the exported video to be non-playable. Fixed.
  • Using the CLI to start the Desktop Client and display a specific layout didn’t work if the layout name contained certain symbols (i.e., Japanese strokes). Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect default language in the installer.
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect default language on Setup Wizard.
  • In-client context help menu fixes:
  • Context help for Camera Settings and Server Settings dialogs failed to open up. Fixed.
  • Context help for “Allow only secure connections” on “System administration” dialog led to an incorrect page. Fixed.
  • The “–layout-name” CLI parameter did not work for Application Launcher. Fixed.
  • Fixed occasional crash of Desktop Client in video wall mode.
  • Fixed occasional crash of Desktop Client while running showreel.
  • Server could crash when VMAX was removed from the resource tree. Fixed.
  • Export from cameras with resolution 8MP and greater when transcoding was applied resulted in a broken output file. Fixed.
  • SMB drive was displayed as “unknown” or as an incorrect storage type. Fixed.
  • Storage locations with Cyrillic symbols in the path were not discovered. Fixed.
  • Motion sensitivity did not work for some stitched panorama cameras. Fixed.
  • In certain environments, Server stopped detecting motion after some time running and occurs until the server is restarted. Fixed.
  • It was not possible to change reserved space for network drives that required credentials. Fixed.
  • Bookmarks triggered by instant generic events were not created even if post- and pre-recording was set. Fixed.
  • Fixed different media server and client crashes.
  • Fixed some translation issues.
  • Fixed some vulnerabilities.
  • Minor UX and UI improvements and fixes.

API/SDK CHANGES/FIXES

  • SDK Plugin Fixes:
  • Axis camera plugin from camera SDK didn’t work on Windows. Fixed.
  • FTP storage plugin sample from storage SDK didn’t work. Fixed.
  • Image library plugin fixed.
  • Fixed a memory leak that occured when using an API method to get MPEG-TS streams with transcoding.
  • Fixed a possible memory leak when using HTTP Streaming API methods.
  • Added licensing-related RestAPI methods to API documentation.
  • Video archive downloaded using /media/cameraid.mpegts method with transcoding could not be played back. Fixed.
  • When trying to request video streams through API (using any /media/ call), the maxWebMTranscoders parameter limited the sessions to 2 even if transcoding was not involved. Now the number of the non-transcoded streams that can be requested through API is unlimited and transcoded-ones are limited to maxWebMTranscoders (2 by default).
  • API tool in webadmin now works without authentication. The “Test method” button is hidden and fields for post requests are disabled for non-authorized users.
  • The ec2/analyticsLookupObjectTracks request could hang at certain environments. Fixed.
  • /api/gettime is now deprecated.
  • Added the “accurate_seek” url parameter for HTTP Streaming to avoid time difference.
  • SDKs: improvements to readme.md and Doxygen documentation.
  • SDKs: improvements to sample building scripts:
  • Implemented command-line help (`-h`|`–help`|`/?`).
  • Added the `–release` command-line arg to build Release configuration instead of Debug.
  • For MSVC, removed forcing the old MSVC2015 compiler (v140 toolset).
  • Testcamera improvements:
  • Fixed incorrect syntax in testcamera command help text.
  • Added multi-track streaming support for testcamera.
  • Added the “–max-file-size-megabytes” parameter to increase the portion of a video file being streamed (was 100 MB).
  • Added parameter to specify testcamera mac address (–mac-address-prefix).
  • API documentation improved:
  • /ec2/saveCameraUserAttributesList and /ec2/saveCameraUserAttributes: Mark licenseUsed as unused.
  • /ec2/cameraThumbnail: Fixed incorrect params description: change `roundMethod` to `method`.
  • Added documentation for /ec2/dumpDatabase and /ec2/restoreDatabase.
  • The api/ptz method documentation was updated.
  • Added systemSettings to documentation for api/setupCloudSystem, api/setupLocalSystem.
  • Description for api/storageStatus and /api/cookeAuthentication methods were updated.
  • Added description for ‘tag’ parameter for /ec2/bookmarks/add.
  • Removed /api/executeEventAction from documentation.
  • Added licensing-related Server API methods to the API documentation.
  • Improved the description of multiple “tag” parameters in our API documentation.
  • Added API methods for /api/downloads to the API documentation.
  • Added a missing parameter to the API documentation for /api/setupCloudSystem and /api/setupLocalSystem.
  • Server returned 500 and printed ERROR ASSERT on the ec2/saveUsers command without the “id” parameter. Documentation changed, the “”id”” parameter is described as mandatory for “”ec2/saveUsers”” now.”
  • Added string time format to the API documentation for /ec2/cameraThumbnail.
  • Added recordingecordQueueB and recordingecordQueueP values to /ec2/metrics/values и /api/metrics/values: dynamic buffering in bytes and per frame.
  • Added a parameter check for merge possibility without performing the actual merge.
  • Added an optional GET request parameter “signature” to /media/<cameraId>.mp4. It enables the signature in exported mp4. By default, it’s disabled.

ANALYTICS PLUGIN SETTINGS IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES

  • Added the possibility to choose a specific video stream that will be used for analysis by a video analytics plugin. This option can be disabled in plugin manifest (hideStreamSelection).
  • Analytics plugin manifest now supports sections.
  • Simultaneous operation of multiple Device Agents running on the same camera is now supported.
  • Analytics settings were changed to their default value after a plugin upgrade. Fixed.
  • Objects boxes were not shown on the camera if it was not re-opened on a layout after enabling the metadata plugin for the first time. Fixed.
  • If Default Rotation was changed for a camera after analytics objects detection, the thumbnails of those objects were displayed incorrectly on the Right Panel. Fixed.
  • Incorrect analytic chunks appeared on the Timeline when Text Search and Area Selection filters were used together. Fixed.
  • Analytic objects were not shown in Desktop Client when it was connected to the multi-server system where some of the servers did not have the analytics plugin installed. Fixed.
  • Sometimes playback with analytic chunks stopped working. Fixed.
  • Improved analytics object search in the area.
  • Sample Analytics Plugin is included in Metadata SDK.
  • Improved the description of the method “executeAction” in the Metadata SDK documentation.
  • Long plugin options descriptions did not fit into the text control. Fixed.
  • Added the Refresh button to update the settings for the selected plug-in from camera.
  • Added a new control “Column”. It acts like GroupBox but does not have any frame.
  • Added a new control “SwitchButton”.
  • Fixed an issue with bounding boxes of zero size. Metadata objects with bounding boxes of zero size are now correctly shown in the camera item: their text attributes are shown. Such objects can be used to visualize some data calculated by the plugin, e.g., the amount of people appearing in a field of view of a camera.
  • Servers on Linux machines with Analytics Plugins (built via the SDK) enabled would crash while being shut down. Fixed.

NEW OPERATING SYSTEMS/PLATFORMS

  • Added support for Windows Server 2019.
  • Added support for Ubuntu 20.04.

TESTED OPERATING SYSTEMS

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10/Enterprise, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 v1607, 2019
  • Ubuntu LTS: 16.04, 18.04, 20.04
  • MacOS 10.14: “Mojave”, 10.15 “Catalina”
  • Raspberry PI 3 Model B Vi. 2 Kernel version 4.14 (Linux 9.4 (Stretch)).

KNOWN ISSUES/LIMITATIONS

  • We support only camera web-pages that work in Chrome.
  • Health monitoring: all metrics and alerts, including aggregated alerts, are erased after the server has been restarted.
  • Linux Server fails to record analytics metadata to NTFS drives.
  • Push notifications: sometimes, there are no thumbnails when the associated camera is not recording.
  • In rare situations on MacOS, 2-way audio doesn’t work after upgrading from 4.0 and previous versions. Reinstall the Desktop client to work around this issue.
  • USB camera is duplicated as an old offline camera and a new online camera after upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1.
  • “Line Crossing Object Counting” doesn’t work for DW TD-9541E3 (camera issue).
  • Analytics DB from 4.0 is partially incompatible with the 4.1 release: a search for metadata objects in a selected area will not work for the objects that were recorded before the update to 4.1 and such objects will not be shown on the image.
  • Bounding boxes for analytics objects are not shown in Desktop Client when performing text search by an object type.
  • If the “Enabled” checkbox is not set on Hanwha AI cameras, the line crossing direction will be reset after saving.
  • Hanwha ROI:
  • The objects in the Notification Panel may be linked to wrong archive chunks in the timeline.
  • The border frames of objects may disappear sometimes.

HANWHA DEVICES SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES

  • A new Hanwha NVR which is based on Ubuntu 18.04 (tested with 8 channels and 16 channels NVR with kernel 4.15.18):
  • Integration with Recording, Alarm out and PoE over budget LEDs, input/output alarms
  • Added a new action “Make buzzer sound”
  • Added a new event “PoE Over Budget” – event is triggered when current consumption exceeds the predefined limits
  • Added a new event “Fan Error”
  • Added the “Power consumption monitoring and control” dialog in “Server settings’.
  • Hanwha AI camera (tested with model PNO-A9081R and firmware 1.41.01_20200318_R342).
  • Autofocus icon did not appear if an NVR channel was opened on Scene and just changed the status from offline to online.Fixed.
  • If the “Backup” media type was used for export from Hanwha NVRs, export from Hanwha SRN-4000 did not work. Fixed.
  • Operation type for IO sensors was changed when Hanwha NVR was added to the media server. Fixed.
  • Advanced PTZ didn’t work for Hanwha PTZ camera connected via Hanwha NVR. Fixed.
  • Fixed unexpected WAVE XRN encoder sensors change.

RELEASE 4.0.0.29987

IMPORTANT

  • UBUNTU 14.04 SUPPORT: Ubuntu 14.04 is no longer supported due to official end of life in April 2019. Please upgrade to Ubuntu 16 or later before updating to this version to avoid issues!
  • 32-BIT SUPPORT: 32 Bit operating system (both Windows and Ubuntu Linux) installation packages are no longer supported. If you have a system with any 32-bit server, the upgrade will not work.
  • 0 BETA USERS. Before installing the release version, please remove the old analytics data and plugins. See “https://cloud.pikovms.com/download/” for details
  • Beginning January 1, 2020, users that are using 3.2.0.208xx build or any older versions will encounter issues when installing or running the VMS in Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016. It is recommended to upgrade or apply a workaround. See “https://cloud.pikovms.com/download/”

NEW OPERATING SYSTEMS/PLATFORMS

  • ARM Packages released. Please pay attention to the ARM Support Policy details here:

https://cloud.pikovms.com/download/”

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added web-page to media server settings documentation.
  • Default period of scheduled database backup was changed to 1 week (6 weeks maximum).

BUG FIXES

  • Sometimes user could not log in to the system after cloud merge. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with high memory usage during UDP video stream recording.
  • Web Page Calendar worked incorrectly on Windows in time zones with DST. Fixed.
  • Fixed an issue concerning cloud users with a TLD greater than 6 chars.
  • There was no warning about the minimum requirements for the Client application. Fixed.
  • Graphical artifacts observed on different Mac devices. Fixed.
  • No audio in RTSP tracks from server with multicast streams as a source. Fixed.
  • Fixed H.265 decoding issue for generic multicast.
  • Sometimes the desktop client was frozen after jumping from an archived video to a live stream.
  • Stream URL was not refreshed after applying some changes on “Expert” tab. Fixed.
  • Modal windows faded into the background on Mac OS 10.15. Fixed
  • Media server stopped working correctly if Advanced settings for an analog encoder were changed from the desktop client. Fixed.
  • Preview search in the desktop client worked incorrectly. Fixed.
  • Not all screens were displayed in video wall overview mode. Fixed.
  • “Keep camera stream and profile settings” became enabled after disabling and re-enabling “Allow System to optimize camera settings”. Fixed.
  • Fixed different media server and client crashes.

NEW DEVICE SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES

  • ACTI B78 camera could not be auto-discovered. Fixed.
  • Forced ONVIF for cameras:
  • ACTI Z31, Z32, Z81, Z82, Z76, Z91, Z92, Z950, A950
  • Found a workaround for the issue with Dahua URLs streams.
  • Fixed an issue with encoder selection for secondary streams on ONVIF cameras.
  • Primary stream resolution was too low for Amcrest IP4M-1026. Fixed.
  • Input/Output fixes:
  • HIKVISION DS-2CD2955FWD*

HANWHA DEVICES SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES:

  • There was “Too Many Connections” issue if more than 5 NVR channels were opened on Scene. Fixed.
  • Server could not get chunks from NVR if response time was too long. Fixed.

RELEASE 4.0.0.29785

IMPORTANT

  • 4.0 BETA USERS. Before installing the release version, please remove the old analytics data and plugins. See “https://cloud.pikovms.com/download/” for details
  • This version does not contain ARM installation packages. If you have a system with any ARM server (Piko1, Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi or compatible), the upgrade will not work. ARM installation packages will be released soon.
  • Beginning January 1, 2020, users that are using 3.2.0.208xx build or any older versions will encounter issues when installing or running the VMS in Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016. It is recommended to upgrade or apply a workaround. See “https://cloud.pikovms.com/download/”.

NEW FEATURES

  • 265 for ONVIF Devices – The H.265 codec is now supported for cameras detected and managed via ONVIF.
  • Layout-as-an-Action – A predefined layout can be opened when an event occurs.
  • Secure Export – .exe, .nov exported files can be protected by a password (option is only available from the Multi-Video export tab on the export dialog).
  • Failover on Storage Failure – Failover now also occurs when all designated storage drives fail on a Server.
  • Virtual Camera – Users can now import offline video files (from wearable cameras, action cams, drones, etc) into archive and associate with a virtual camera which can be used like other cameras in a system.
  • RTSP / HTTP Dual Stream Support – Users can now add two streams when creating an RTSP/HTTP camera which enables dual streaming and adaptive scaling. When a secondary stream is added, the primary stream also becomes modifiable.
  • Webcam Support – Webcams (Built-In and USB) are now supported on Windows, Ubuntu Linux, and Raspbian operating systems with dual-streaming and audio support. Great for demos, operator response recording, and more.
  • Raspberry Pi Camera Support – Install the Server application and add a camera module to turn a Raspberry Pi into a smart IP camera capable of operating on its own or as part of a larger system.
  • Metadata SDK and Plugins – A software development kit (SDK) for rapid integration of intelligent 3rd party systems and devices. Includes a comprehensive feature set designed for AI and deep learning driven computer vision applications focused on object recognition and automation. Using the Metadata SDK, developers can create Plugins for the Server application that take advantage of key new features, including:
  • Metadata search by attributes, time interval or region of interest on camera
  • Object overlays on live video and playback
  • Camera-specific video analytics settings
  • Programmatic creation of custom Events in the Rules Engine
  • Plugin configuration in a new tab in System Administration Dialog.
  • Added possibility to select storage to store analytics data and other metadata.
  • Encrypted Video and HTTPS Communications – Added the ability to force the system to use HTTPS and to encrypt video traffic.
  • C2P Integration – Integration with Convergence to Pixels (aka C2P, http://www.c2p.com/), a product that integrates a wide variety of 3rd party solutions including:
  • Access Control: Axis A1001, Blue Access Cobalt X1, DMP XR550, Identicard PremiSys, Isonas Pure Access, Keri Systems PIKOT, RBH AximonV, DSX WinDXS
  • Asset Tracking: iWeigh, DHL, SEUR, Barcode Readers (Generic)
  • Audio Analytics: Shotspotter
  • Automation: AVEVA Wonderware, Advantec ADAM 5000 series
  • Banking: Diebold Nixdorf Opteva ATMs, Fiserv, Biometrics (IMID Access
  • LPR: Elsag MPH900, HTS C50, Q-Free Intrada, Mango DSP Viper, Neural Labs VPAR, Platesmart ARES, Vigilant Solutions, Inex Tech IZ ALPR Cameras
  • Point-of-Sale: Agilisys InfoGenesis POS, Oracle Micros Simphony/VSS, NCR Radiant 1500 Series, NCR Retalix StorePoint, POSitouch, Heartland Xpient IRIS Restaurant POS, LOC SMS, IBM-RMS
  • Video Analytics: iRONYUN.
  • Custom Watermark over Video – when “Display watermark with username over video” option is checked, the username of the operator who exported the video is displayed on exported video and while viewing.
  • Cloud System Merge – Cloud connected Systems can now be merged together. Note that Cloud merge now works only on Cloud portal. In order to merge, the same user must have the Owner role in both systems.
  • Redesigned System Update:
  • Improved update for systems with multiple servers.
  • Improved update when bandwidth between servers is low. Update does not fail if a single server drops the connection.
  • Upgrade for unsupported operating systems can be blocked. If a new version does not support the current operating system for a server the update process will not start.
  • It is now possible to add custom description for any build.
  • Updates to the Desktop Client User Interface – comprehensive revamp of UI / UX for improved usability:
  • Notifications Panel – now includes quick tabs for Notifications, Motion Detection, Bookmarks, Events and Objects as well as the ability to search and filter each respective tab
  • Resource Panel – Keyword Search has been moved to the top of the Resource panel and operators can now search for Servers, Cameras, Layouts, Layout Tours, Video Walls, Web Pages, Users and Local Files
  • Add Device Dialog – added the ability to assign devices to specific servers in a multi-server system
  • Camera Settings Dialog – redesigned for enhanced readability and usability
  • Device Selection Dialog – redesigned for enhanced usability
  • Time Synchronization Dialog – redesigned for enhanced readability
  • Storage Analytics Dialog. – redesigned for enhanced readability and usability
  • Camera selection dialog – redesigned for enhanced readability and usability
  • Action parameters placeholders for the “Do HTTP request” action – Source, Caption or Description placeholders can be added to HTTP POST request body to be automatically replaced by the corresponding values from Generic Event query params. Placeholders syntax:
  • {event.source}
  • {event.caption}
  • {event.description}
  • Desktop Client CLI launch – Desktop client can be launched with a command line parameter to define initial layout. This allows programming pop-up like behavior.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • System Scalability – The maximum number of recommended servers, resources, and users in a single System has been increased significantly. If approaching Maximum recommended System size please consult with Support for scalability planning. The maximums below are based on lab testing results and could vary significantly based on the project’s real-world environment.
  • Maximum Recommended Servers in a System:100
  • Maximum Recommended Resources (Cameras, NVR Channels, I/O Modules) in a System: 10,000
  • Maximum Recommended total amount of Users in a System: 1,000.
  • Paxton Access Control integration support re-implemented.
  • Update RTSP port – Introduced the ability to modify camera RTSP port from Advanced tab.
  • Overall system security improved with known vulnerabilities addressed.
  • “Add Device…” option is now available in the main menu.
  • Added the ability to export several bookmarks in .nov and .exe file from the Bookmark Log dialog.
  • API Improvements:
  • Audio export in HLS tracks is supported.
  • Video Wall advanced API. Improved Rest API methods for working with layouts (getLayout, saveLayout). It is now also possible to display a camera on a specific monitor.
  • Added watermark for video files exported via HTTP Progressive Downloading API call.
  • Added mp4 export support for HTTP Progressive Downloading API call.
  • API: “analytics” periodsType is now listed in ec2/recordedTimePeriods documentation.
  • Server API improvements and fixes.
  • New hotkeys for Item actions (top icons):
  • i = show / hide item Info
  • m = enter / exit Smart Motion search
  • p = enter / exit PTZ
  • d = enter / exit Fisheye Dewarping
  • w = create Zoom Window.
  • New hotkeys for Layout actions:
  • Ctrl + Shift + S = Save Layout As…
  • →, ↓, PgDn, Space, Enter = next Layout in Layout Tour
  • ←, ↑, PgUp, Backspace = last Layout in Layout Tour
  • Esc = Exit item fullscreen.
  • Minimum Grid Size for Layout – Users have the option to set a minimum Viewing Grid size (initial number of Viewing Grid items) in layout settings (works in both Desktop client and in Video Wall).
  • Video Wall Improvements:
  • It is now possible to add backgrounds to layouts on Video Wall screen.
  • It is now possible to enable/disable the Timeline on Video Wall.
  • Minimum size for zoom window can be disabled.
  • The Bookmark button was replaced with the Thumbnails button on the Timeline.
  • Minor UX and UI improvements and fixes.
  • Added the ability to share cameras between users via drag-and-drop in the Resource Tree.
  • Licenses:
  • Edge license keys can be now be deactivated.
  • More than one Edge license key can now be activated per server.
  • I/O and Encoder licenses can also now be activated on ARM devices.
  • Minor context-sensitive help improvements.
  • Optimized processing of large bookmark databases (500+ MB).
  • The Local Files list in Resource Panel now updates when a source folder is changed or a file in the folder is removed or added.
  • Time format is now unified through the whole VMS and is taken from the operating system.
  • Rules Engine Updates (Events & Actions):
  • “Set to full screen” and “Exit full screen” actions added to Event Rules engine allowing video items to be displayed in full screen mode based on events.
  • Checkbox “Omit logging” added to Generic Event. When checked, a Generic Event will not be added to the event log. This allows operators to program display values as a text overlay from Generic Events without making database calls.
  • “Storage failure” has been renamed to “Storage issue” in the event log/rules.
  • Added “pre-recording” option to “Device recording” action.
  • Added “System is updated” event logging to the Audit trail.
  • “Do HTTP request” action now supports HTTPS urls.
  • Added event “Plugin event”- Plugins can generate events which can be used to create Rules in the Rules Engine.
  • Added notification if all servers in the system are not connected to the Internet and time cannot be synchronized with the Internet time.
  • If aspect ratio is set to Auto in the Camera Settings dialog, the aspect ratio of the second stream will be modified to match the first stream.
  • Added Czech, Brazilian, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch (Belgium) and Brazilian-Portuguese languages support.
  • Added support for IP address in LDAP URL.
  • Smart Search is now supported on ARM platforms for H.265 codec streams.
  • Soft triggers are now sorted alphabetically.
  • Added the ability to backup database automatically once per month.
  • I/O port name shows in related email notifications now.
  • Minimal buffer size on Desktop client for LIVE mode reduced.
  • Added server API link for generic event.
  • Added LDAP search timeout setting.
  • Added ‘Trust Camera Timestamps’ on “Expert tab. If it is enabled, the archive will be recorded with respect to camera time.
  • Client now takes into account settings on Routing Management tab and pulls video only from allowed network addresses.
  • Desktop client can be resized with a command line parameter.
  • Fetching users from LDAP was optimized a bit.
  • Changed available listed analytics events in Event Log: analytics events with configured event rule are only shown.
  • Cloud connectivity (firewalls and proxy servers) improved.
  • “Admin DN” was renamed to “Admin DN or CN” in LDAP settings.
  • Added video traffic delivery method indicator on item: Direct connect, NAT traversal (N) and Proxy (P)
  • Server was sending requests to manually added cameras/streams even when the auto-discovery option was disabled. Now it keeps sending requests only if Failover is enabled.
  • New hotkey for item: Esc = Exit item fullscreen
  • Links are supported now in custom text on update notification.
  • Welcome screen tiles sorting was changed. If a system is hidden it is now removed from the list of tiles.
  • The following operator actions are no longer allowed on locked layouts: item rotation, cell spacing, aspect ratio changes, interactions with zoom window.
  • Add client configuration parameters to control the default behavior of the “Info” button.
  • Added plugins information on the “Server settings” dialog.

NEW DEVICE SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES

  • New In-Camera Analytics Support:
  • Added DW MTT analytics support for devices running firmware 4.2.1.0(17898)T)
  • The following in-camera analytics options were hidden for DW TVT VA cameras:
  • cross line people counting
  • crowd density
  • intruding people detection
  • object status changed
  • ’Video Cast detection’ also renamed to ‘Abnormal color detection’
  • Dahua in-camera analytics – tested with firmware 2.622.0000000.31.R, Build Date 2018-08-13
  • Motion detection
  • Face detection
  • Alarm detection
  • Storage absence detection
  • Storage failure detection
  • Storage low space detection
  • Video blind detection
  • Scene change detection (Video abnormal detection)
  • Audio anomaly detection (Audio input abnormal detection)
  • Login error detection
  • Dahua in-camera analytics – Not tested, but potentially supported:
  • Video loss detection
  • Defocus detection
  • Tripwire detection (Cross line detection)
  • Intrusion detection (Cross region detection)
  • Abandoned object detection (Left object detection)
  • Missing object detection (Taken away detection)
  • Audio intensity change detection (Audio mutation detection)
  • High temperature detection
  • Alarm output detection
  • Input/Output fixes:
  • Hikvision OEM (NC328-VBZ)
  • IPC222ER-F36
  • Hikvision DS-2CD2625FWDxxx, Hikvision|DS-2CD2625FWDxxx, DS-2TD2166xxx, DS-2DF8223I, DS-2DF8223I-AEL, DS-2CD2155FWD-IS, DS-2CD4A26FWD-xxx, iDS-2CD8426xxx
  • 2N Helios IP Verso and Helios IP Force
  • All Uniview models
  • DW-ENHD* encoders
  • Outputs are considered as inputs for DW-MV421D. Fixed
  • Fixed Input for DWC-PVF9M2TIR
  • Input/Output fixes for HIKVISION DS-2TD1217-6/V1
  • Added H.265 support for:
  • Vivotek FD9371-HTV
  • DWC-MB45DiA, DWC-MV85DiA, DWC-PB6M4T, DWC-PF5M1TIR.
  • PTZ Improvements:
  • Removed PTZ capabilities for: DW PZ21M69T, DWC-PVX16W,DWC-PZ21M69T,DWC-PB6M4T,DWC-MTT4Wi28,DWC-MTT4Wi36,DWC-MTT4Wi6,DWC-MVT4Wi28,DWC-MVT4Wi36,DWC-MVT4Wi6,DWC-MBT4Wi28,DWC-MBT4Wi36,DWC-MD72i4V,DWC-MD724V
  • Zoom only capabilities: DWC-MB45DiA, DWC-MTT4WiA, DWC-MVT4WiA
  • Relative PTZ move improvements for ONVIF devices – PTZ now works more accurately for ONVIF devices
  • PTZ support by ISAPI for Hikvision cameras
  • Acti B915
  • Bosch MIC IP starlight 7000HD/7000i
  • Advanced PTZ support for:
  • Flir CP-6302, FC-644ID
  • IPC_HCMN2108
  • Dahua SD50225U-HNI, DH-SD49225T-HN
  • Uniview IPC6252SR-X22U,IPC6252SL-X33UP, IPC6322SR−X22P−C
  • LTS PTZIP762X20IR
  • PTZ presets supported on Bosch VG5-7230-EPC5
  • Hikvision DS-2DF8836IV-AEL, DS-2DE4A320IW-DE
  • Vivotek SD9365/SD9366
  • Videotec UCHD-30x-VT
  • Dahua PDN6CT230HN, SD50225U-HNI
  • New Multi-Sensor Camera Support (Single License):
  • Dahua IPC-HDBW7233X-AS-E2-0280B, IPC-PDBW8800xxx, IPC-PDBW5831P-B360, PSD81602-A360, IPC-HDBW4231F-E2-M, IPC-hdbw4233x, IPC-hdbw7233x
  • Hikvision DS-2PT3326IZ-DE3, DS-2cd6d24fwd, DS-2TD2636, DS-2CD6924F*, DS-2CD6D54* and DS-2CD6D24 camera families
  • Axis P3707, P3709, Q3708, Q3709, Q6000, P3717, F34, FA54
  • Vivotek MA8391, MA9321
  • Avigilon 9W-H3-3Mxxx
  • Geovision GV-SV48000
  • Secubest NVM3-A16
  • SHS-2215IZ
  • Manually added DWC-PVX16W camera appeared as a multi-sensor node with 3 channels and 1 independent one. Fixed
  • FLIR: DH-390.
  • New Devices Supported with Analog Encoder License:
  • Dahua DH-XVR encoder line, DHI-NVR5832, DH-NVR4232, DH-NVR4216, DHI-NVR52a16, IPC-PDB4830-b360, IPC-hdbw13a0e, DHI-NVR5832-16p-4ks2, DH-NVR4232-4k, DH-NVR4216-8p-4k, DHI-NVR52a16-16p-4ks2, X52a3a, DH-xvr5108hs-x, DH-xvr4108hs-x, DHI-nvr4416-16p-4ks2, DH-xvr5108hs-4kl-x, DH-xvr5108hs-x, DHI-nvr4432-4ks2, DH-xvr7104he-4kl-x, DH-xvr5116he-x, DH-xvr7108e-4kl-b-x
  • Hikvision DS-6708, DS-7208HQHI-K2+, DS-8116, DS-9016, DS-6701HFI, DS-9804, DS-7732, DS-7708, DS-6708HQHI-SATA, DS-7116hqhi-k1, DS-7208hthi-k2, DS-7204hqhi, DS-6716huhi, DS-7216hqhi
  • Uniview DVS4101, DVS4104, EC1504-HF, NVR304-16EP, NVR308-64E, NVR308-32R-B, NVR304-32E*, NVR302-16S-P16, NVR302-08S-P8, NVR201-04U, NVR-301-08S, NVR301-081-P8, NVR201-041P
  • Bosch VIP X1600 XFM4, VIP X1600 M4S, VIDEOJET MULTI 4000
  • Sony SNT-EP104, SNT-EP154, SNT-EX101E
  • Vivotek VS8100, VS8102
  • Digital Watchdog: DW-ENHD16x
  • Vista VIPER-HDA encoders
  • Novicam TR2116A
  • Vicon VLR-ENC-16
  • RVI: rvi-hdr16lb-m_v.2
  • ACTi V24
  • Sharp YC-r0814.
  • HiWatch: DS-h116g
  • LTS LTN8716K-HT
  • Visualint VI-M-4-1000
  • HAR324-16
  • Hunt Electronics HAR324-16
  • Zynek zkd408a, zkd608a, zkd408b
  • ENEO MAM-6me1012mta,
  • Epcom EV1016turbox
  • Costar CRT1200en
  • Swann DVR16-4500
  • Arecont Vision:
  • AV02CID-100, AV12ZMD-401, 08ZMV-300, AV20CMB-100, AV05CID, AV20975, AV12975, AV12976.
  • AV40185 sensor order incorrect. Fixed.
  • Fixed Arecont AV08CPD-118.
  • When taking a screenshot from a 2-sensor AV camera, only 1 sensor was displayed. Fixed.
  • Motion detection didn’t work on AV20CPD-118. Fixed.
  • The lens order of Arecont’s AV4656DN (Duo) was incorrect. Fixed.
  • Increased target bitrate for multi-sensor Arecont Vision cameras in RTSP mode
  • Server pulled RTSP stream from multisensor Arecont Vision cameras with much lower fps than expected. Fixed.
  • Axis:
  • AXISP1375, AXISQ6215, AXISM4206, AXISA8207, AXISP1445, AXISP3807, AXISP3235, AXISP3518, AXISD201-S, AXISQ3527, AXISP9106, **Axis M7011, M7014, P7216, Q7424RMKII supported.
  • Audio did not work on Axis cameras after upgrade to 9.x firmware. Fixed.
  • Codec and resolution could not be changed on Axis cameras with 9.x firmware. Fixed.
  • 2-way audio could not be changed on Axis cameras with 9.x firmware. Fixed.
  • Rule “Output on Soft Trigger” did not work as expected for fixed event duration on AXIS A8105-E. Fixed.
  • IP address was changing in Resource Panel for Axis cameras with firmware higher than 7.0 causing gaps in the Timeline. Fixed.
  • Axis I/O module A9161 supported.
  • Digital Watchdog:
  • Choppy video experienced with DW-PB6M4T. Fixed.
  • DWC-MV72i28v was not properly added manually, if onvif port differed from 80. Fixed.
  • DWC-PVX16W – sensors now display separately (no longer stitched).
  • Multi-channel video streaming for DW multi-sensor cameras is now available through API.
  • Added 2way audio support for DWC-PF5M1TIR
  • Preview image did not display on the Fisheye tab for DW CaaS Fisheye cameras. Fixed.
  • Snapshot in email on motion detection of DWC-PB6M4T panoramic camera with 3 sensors showed image of one random sensor and black for other sensors. Fixed.
  • Expert setting “Calculate bitrate per GOP” was automatically forced for some DW cameras. Now its default state is “disabled” and it can be modified by operators.
  • Flickering observed on DW Multi-sensor cameras in Mobile app. Fixed.
  • Hikvision/Vivotek/Dahua:
  • ”Face detection” was incorrectly detected as an available in-camera analytic for Hikvision cameras. Fixed.
  • ”Line crossing” event didn’t work for Hikvision DS-2CD2555FWD-I and potentially for other models. Fixed.
  • Desktop client was freezing while viewing H.265 stream from Hikvision DS-2CD6A64F-IHS/NFC in full screen. Fixed.
  • Hikvision DS-2CD2955FWD-IS failed to stream if audio was enabled and codec was set to g711u. Fixed.
  • Audio could not be enabled for Hikvision DS-2CD2543G0-IS stream and potentially on other models. Fixed.
  • Wrong standard resolution was chosen for some Hikvision cameras. Fixed.
  • After upgrade to version 3.2, codec switched from H.265 to H.264 on Hikvision and Vivotek cameras. Fixed.
  • Some channels from Hikvision encoders failed to display. Fixed.
  • Hikvision 6716 encoder performance improvements
  • Hikvision DS-2DE2A204IW-DE3 framerate issue resolved
  • Implemented PTZ control for Pelco cameras on Hikvision DS-7332HUHI-K4 DVR.
  • Vivotek FD8162 showed erroneous Advanced PTZ capabilities. Fixed
  • VIVOTEK MA9321-EHTV only worked with H265 codec, but not with H264. Fixed.
  • Max resolution was not always detected correctly for some Dahua cameras. Fixed.
  • Other Specific Device Updates:
  • Digital I/O did not work for 2N Helios cameras. Fixed.
  • Axis encoders, Axis multi-channel cameras and Hikvision multi-channel cameras were added as independent devices causing IP conflict notifications. Fixed.
  • Server reported RTP errors on UNIVIEW IPC542E-DLC-C when no error existed. Fixed.
  • Incorrect secondary stream URL was configured on EVO-180WxD. Fixed.
  • Rule “Generic Event – output trigger” sometimes stopped working on ADAM I/O Modules. Fixed.
  • Added a possibility to view a multicast stream from Onvif cameras.
  • Worked around resolution issue for Honeywell H4W4PER2.
  • OpenEye c7413-awr supported

BUG FIXES:

  • Snapshot was incorrect in email notification on an Apple Mail client. Fixed.
  • The Timeline did not appear for offline cameras on offline server in multi-server systems. Fixed.
  • Single video export did network properly for a few specific cameras. Fixed.
  • ”Target” value was not filled in event log if event camera and action camera were on different servers. Fixed.
  • PTZ tour speed did not work as expected for ONVIF cameras. Fixed.
  • Updates tab was broken after opening dialog with a custom update warning. Fixed.
  • Offline or removed cameras were not displayed in the Resource Panel after storage archive was rebuilt. Fixed.
  • Could not add external storage with password and enabled quota. Fixed.
  • Client sometimes froze during “Browse for update File” on MacOS. Fixed.
  • Sometimes Desktop client failed to connect to Server via Cloud. Fixed.
  • ”Play archive from the web” is removed from email for cameras on server without public IP.
  • Zoom windows aspect ratio was incorrect for wide items. Fixed.
  • The Timeline was not shown for video files downloaded from Web Client. Fixed.
  • Client auto-restart didn’t work on MacOS if two Desktop Clients were opened. Fixed.
  • Recording did not start when adequate storage space was freed up. Fixed.
  • .nov file would not open if Desktop Client had not already been opened at least once on MacOs. Fixed.
  • Server public IP was not detected in rare cases. Fixed.
  • Adding a new storage with inadequate free space lead to archive removal. Fixed.
  • Issue with incorrect free space on Advanced settings for storage quota. Fixed.
  • Auto-discovered multichannel resource channels were distributed between different Servers within the system. Fixed.
  • Cloud user was not logged out automatically from Desktop Client if password was changed. Fixed.
  • Incorrect time on Web Client timeline if server local OS time was not synchronized. Fixed.
  • Incorrect notification occurred for generic event with “+” in source/caption/description. Fixed.
  • Video archive for some cameras with default password was not available in Web/Cloud Client. Fixed.
  • Entire system was disconnected from the Cloud if just one Server was detached from the system. Fixed.
  • Sometimes LPR Analytics feature was not available in Server. Fixed.
  • Desktop client experienced crashes during Bookmark search with Japanese symbols. Fixed.
  • Desktop client experienced crashes when adding .*png file to Showreel. Fixed.
  • Errors displaying the Calendar and the Timeline in the Desktop client when selecting an offline camera on an offline merged server. Fixed.
  • Gaps in archive occurred when Servers were experiencing high load and time synchronization was turned on. Fixed.
  • Desktop sometimes froze after clicking OK on the “Update is complete” message box. Fixed.
  • Checkbox “Disable Native presets” in Advanced tab in Camera Settings dialog was disabled for some ONVIF cameras. Fixed.
  • “Move to position” on dewarped video caused image from camera to black out until the move was complete. Fixed.
  • Linux-based server monitoring graphs repeatedly dropped to 0 without known reason. Fixed.
  • In rare cases camera stream URL did not change after camera IP address was modified. Fixed.
  • Issue with “Restore from backup” feature in Desktop client on Mac OS. Fixed.
  • 265 streams pulled from Server could not be played in VLC player. Fixed.
  • Desktop client did not react to “Time synchronization is disabled” option. Fixed.
  • Uploading .mp3 files for the “Play sound” action failed. Fixed
  • Windows-based servers sometimes sent misformatted emails. Fixed
  • Intrusion Detection notifications were not received from some Hikvision models. Issue has been worked around. Check with support for more info.
  • Exporting H.265 video stream to .avi file did not work. Fixed.
  • Layout background images did not work on Mac Client. Fixed.
  • Server misinterpreted the amount of free space on Piko1 causing false-positive “System Drive Full” event. Fixed.
  • Servers status process worked incorrectly with experimental p2p mode enabled. Fixed.
  • “Allow System to optimize device settings” checkbox was set incorrectly after upgrade on Ubuntu. Fixed.
  • Issue with the timestamp on “Export video” dialog for part of an archive with daylight saving time. Fixed.
  • API function “Download archive” allowed downloading only low quality stream even though camera had only one (high quality) stream. Fixed.
  • Incorrect screenshot requested from the video archive on some cameras which support codec changing. Fixed.
  • RTSP stream from server could not be pulled with “codec=mjpeg” parameter. Fixed.
  • One-click update failed in some multi-server environments. Fixed.
  • System Administration Dialog window height was too large for display and could not be changed when more than 50 servers were merged in a System. Fixed.
  • The “Camera disconnected” event was not aggregated by cameras. Fixed.
  • Fixed playback issues that happened when playing archive with gaps in Web Client.
  • Wrong screenshots from cameras were displayed in notification panel when Generic Events occurred. Fixed.
  • Server was unable to play some streams added as RTSP links. Fixed.
  • Reported stability issues with Server RTSP streaming. Fixed.
  • Mediaserver continued recording to the target directory even after target device had been unmounted. Fixed.
  • Sometimes archive was not available after archive reindex for storages with 10000+ files. Fixed.
  • Motion search are was reset if other camera panel button was pressed. Fixed.
  • Multicast stream with the same port but with different IP didn’t work. Fixed.
  • Calendar worked incorrectly for current date with enabled thumbnails on timeline. Fixed.
  • HLS live stream did not display in Microsoft Edge. Fixed.
  • Server detected only one analytics event for Hikvision camera after start. Fixed.
  • When logging in as “Live Viewer”, opening several cameras and pressing Space, “Not enough licenses” message appeared. Fixed.
  • CIFS storage was not unmounted when server was shut down.Fixed.
  • Footage from “deleted cameras” was not accessible after rebuilding the Archive Index on a new Server. Fixed.
  • Now desktop client uses currently connected server for all LDAP request.
  • Saved password on welcome screen was changed automatically when user changed his password. Fixed.
  • Client sometimes froze when opening/closing multiple RTSP streams. Fixed.
  • Incorrect Japanese Translation. Fixed
  • Server crashed intermittently when importing a large number of users (more than 6000). Fixed.
  • Slider position was incorrect if user paused video, switched to another tab and back. Fixed.
  • 2-way audio button was displayed on items on preview search layout. Fixed.
  • Other users local files were shown in resource tree. Fixed.
  • HLS did not work with a camera that had dot in unique resource name. Fixed.
  • Desktop client windows did not properly scale when dragging between screens with different resolutions. Fixed.
  • Bookmark could be searched via a deleted tag. Fixed.
  • The “Setup new system” dialogue appeared before the EULA was accepted. Fixed.
  • Smart search area was reset after making a screenshot. Fixed.
  • HTML tags were not processed correctly in the custom update notification. Fixed.
  • All exported files were read-only after exporting “read-only” file, regardless of applied export settings. Fixed.
  • Server Setup dialog was not translated. Fixed.
  • Layout aspect ratio was not changed if only one camera was opened on the layout and AR was changed for it. Fixed.
  • Aspect ratio for layout with background changed after the first item dropped to such layout. Fixed.
  • After reconnecting to another cloud system a mouse click was simulated on MacOS client before a user actually clicked on anything. Fixed.
  • “Edit” and “Hide” context menu items were not translated on tiles. Fixed.
  • Exported layout where rotation or aspect ratio change was applied to items displayed as unsaved. Fixed.
  • Current bitrate was not shown on “Storage Analytics” for cameras with Motion+Low res recording. Fixed.
  • Camera full screen mode did not work in Chrome. Fixed.
  • Web client did not work for all new web users. Fixed.
  • Several memory leaks identified during testing. Fixed.
  • Sometimes cameras added as RTSP streams froze. Fixed.
  • Sometimes old archive become unmanaged by Server and not accessible. Fixed.
  • Fixed issues with synchronization with the internal archive of Lilin cameras.

NEW OPERATING SYSTEMS/PLATFORMS

  • Universal linux_arm32 distribution for Banana Pi M3 and Raspberry Pi 3 model B.
  • MacOS 10.15 “Catalina”.
  • Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS now supported.
  • NVIDIA Jetson Support – Server application and Desktop client installation packages are now available for NVIDIA Tx1 and Tx2 developer boards.

TESTED OPERATING SYSTEMS

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10/Enterprise, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 v1607
  • Ubuntu LTS: 16.04, 18.04
  • OS X 10.13: “High Sierra”, 10.14: “Mojave”, 10.15 “Catalina”.
  • Raspberry PI 3 Model B Vi. 2 Kernel version 4.14 (Linux 9.4 (Stretch)).

BREAKING CHANGES

  • 32 Bit operating system (both Windows and Ubuntu Linux) installation packages are no longer supported.
  • Ubuntu 14.04 is no longer supported due to official end of life in April 2019.
  • Windows Server 2008 support was dropped.
  • KNOWN LIMITATIONS
  • USB Webcams will only be discovered if they are recognized by the operating system they are installed upon. Windows often automatically installs the driver for USB webcams. Ubuntu Linux typically requires driver / 3rd party software installation in order for a USB webcam to be recognized.
  • Audio is disabled for the Raspberry Pi camera.

HANWHA DEVICES SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS/FIXES

  • Hanwha cameras lens control now supported.
  • Multicast stream support via generic RTSP – User must enable multicast (RTSP) in the video profile for Hanwha IP cameras before streams can be added to a Server using generic RTSP (example RTSP stream address: rtsp://192.168.0.78/multicast/profile5/media.smp).
  • New Device Support:
  • Hanwha NVR (Including PTZ): QRN-1610S, QRN-810S, QRN-410S.
  • New Hanwha In-Camera Analytics Events:
  • Queue Management (queue-meter)
  • Shock Detection
  • Temperature change detection.
  • New PTZ Support:
  • PTZ Override now supported for Box Camera / Zoom Box Camera with RS-422/485
  • Hanwha XRN-2010 Advanced PTZ Support added
  • Improved PTZ movement (increased smoothness) for many Hanwha cameras
  • PTZ capabilities added for all SPE encoders. PTZ capabilities can now be modified on the “Expert” tab in the Camera Settings dialog
  • Hanwha SNF-8010 camera misreported “PTZ” icon fixed.
  • Other Device Fixes:
  • Analog Encoder License support added for Hanwha SPE-* encoders
  • Hanwha SNP-5300 initialization fixed
  • Audio setup in NVR camera channels was missing in advanced camera settings. Fixed
  • If PNM-9000VQ channels each had a different resolution they showed incorrectly in the “Advanced” tab. Fixed
  • X Series Cameras were discovered twice. Fixed
  • Camera output via NVR support added
  • Added ”Smart Zoom” support for Hanwha 4-headed ‘fixed’ lens camera with built-in 2M 32x PTZ camera (PNM-9320VQP). Once “Smart Zoom” button is clicked, users can draw a box on any fixed sensor video to launch the PTZ camera and target the user input zoom area.
  • Incorrect timeline for SRD-1685. Fixed.
  • Sometimes SPE-410 was discovered twice. Fixed.
  • XRN-1610 worked incorrectly if NVR password contained ‘:’ . Fixed.
  • Hanwha servers RAID diagnostic notification – If one on the disk in the RAID goes offline, notification is generated.
  • Added ability to view a multicast stream from Onvif and Hanwha cameras.
  • Not all chunks were shown on timeline from Hanwha NVR in case of “Cont+Evnt” recording type. Fixed.
  • Unable to view archive from NVR channel with offline camera. Fixed.
  • Resolution could be changed via Advanced settings even if the “Keep camera streams and profiles settings” option was set. Fixed.
  • While controlling PTZ move on XRN-2010 the camera was still moving after the mouse button was released. Fixed.
  • NVR channel audio checkbox “Enable Audio” was disabled until NVR was re-registered. Fixed.
  • Incorrect audio bitrate in the “Advanced” tab for PNF-9010. Fixed.
  • Live and archive video didn’t work in Web Client for systems with NVRs. Fixed.

RELEASE 3.2.0.28738

ATTENTION!!!

  • This hotfix release is intended to address a potential issue related to the certificate revocation. Please refer to the following article: https://support.networkoptix.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020687154
  • DO NOT UPGRADE SYSTEMS USING THE PAXTON INTEGRATION TO THIS RELEASE. This initial release of v3.2 does not support Paxton Access Control, which is implemented in build 3.2.0.28100.
  • The Piko lite client has been removed for stability reasons. Do not upgrade if still required.

RELEASE 3.2.0.20839

DO NOT UPGRADE SYSTEMS USING THE PAXTON INTEGRATION TO THIS RELEASE. This initial release of v3.2 does not support Paxton Access Control, which is implemented in the build 3.2.0.28100.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Added Ukrainian language.

NEW DEVICE SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENT:

  • Analog Encoder License support added for Hanwha SPE encoder models.

BUG FIXES:

  • Server did not initialize properly If a large storage drive was mounted to server directory. Fixed.
  • Analytics events did not function as expected for some Hikvision cameras. Fixed.
  • Some customers were not able to launch desktop client after in-client update. Fixed.
  • Audio playback did not function as expected on Hanwha NVRs. Fixed.
  • Italian language icon was missing in the Local Settings Dialog. Fixed.