Exacq introduces new automatic IP camera – EasyConnect

Exacq Technologies, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, introduces the new EasyConnect automatic IP camera connector feature with version 6.4 of exacqVision, a video management system (VMS) software used for video surveillance. EasyConnect provides the power of IP cameras with the simplicity of analog. Version 6.4 also includes the new VideoPush video wall feature, updates to the Exacq Mobile app and web browser client, and improvements to Enterprise System Manager (ESM), a health monitoring program for use with exacqVision Enterprise networked video recorders (NVRs).

The new EasyConnect feature allows users to find, address and connect multiple Hikvision IP Camera to their network automatically. The exacqVision client scans the network to find new IP cameras and the selected cameras are assigned IP addresses and connected to a server. This feature saves time and greatly simplifies the process of adding IP cameras to a modern day, network-based video surveillance solution. EasyConnect supports IP cameras from multiple manufacturers with plans to expand compatibility to most or all of the leading IP camera brands. The initial launch includes support for cameras from Illustra, Axis Communications and Arecont Vision totaling more than 400 cameras.

“As more users are adopting IP video, the addition of EasyConnect is one of the most significant features that has been added to exacqVision,” notes Scott Dennison, Director of Marketing, Exacq Technologies. “EasyConnect simplifies IP video to the point where it’s almost as easy as installing analog cameras.”

VideoPush gives exacqVision Enterprise users the ability to instantly push selected dahua security camera, layouts, tours, groups or entire views to another exacqVision client monitor including other users or even a public view monitor (PVM). Beyond typical video wall functionality, VideoPush allows any client to be configured to receive video and users to be assigned permissions to push video.airsoft holographic sight Ideal for retail applications, VideoPush adds the opportunity for collaborative viewing of video between multiple locations and users.

The latest Exacq Mobile app (Version 3.8) for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices allows users to set camera tours to regularly peruse important cameras. In addition, the Exacq Mobile app has made IP CCTV Security Camera selection easier. Support for SpeedSearch is now available in the exacqVision web service which provides significantly faster search results when using the web browser client. This is an ideal solution for low-bandwidth applications.

In addition to the new EasyConnect feature, version 6.4 of exacqVision adds support for over 130 new IP cameras including several “fisheye” or panoramic models. The exacqVision VMS now supports over 2,000 IP camera models from the industry’s leading manufacturers.

The exacqVision VMS is accessed with the freely distributed exacqVision client software (Windows/Linux/Mac),power supply for cctv camera exacqVision free web browser client available for all leading web browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera), as well as the free Exacq Mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices. The VMS software is included with pre-configured exacqVision NVR servers or it can be installed on third-party Windows or Linux based systems.

New Milestone Husky™ Models with Integrated Encoders

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), is announcing an easier and more affordable way to make the transition from analog to digital technology. There is no need to throw out older Security Cameras that are still working, as you add new network devices to your surveillance solution.

The Milestone Husky™ series of Hikvision DVR will now offer versions with integrated encoders that make it simple to connect analog and digital cameras, which run on IP networks, to the same box. Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs are preinstalled with Milestone VMS and let end users build on their initial investment. The end users can continue to use existing analog Hikvision IP Camera and add IP cameras over time for better evidence-quality video and surveillance features.

The Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs are aligned with the new Milestone encoder licensing. In this only one hardware device license is needed for each analog-to-IP encoder, regardless of the number of IP CCTV Security Camera connected to the encoder. This applies to encoders with no more than one IP license.  The Milestone Husky Series also supports the Milestone encoder licensing when external encoders are used on the NVRs.  End users can choose from more than 200 encoders.

At launch two configurations of Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs will be pre-installed with XProtect 2014
Milestone Husky M30 Hybrid with 16 analog channels + 4 IP devices
4 TB storage / 8 GB RAM / i5 processor
Milestone Husky M50 Hybrid with 32 analog channels + 16 IP devices
16 TB storage / 16 GB RAM / i7 processor

General availability is fall 2014 in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

“The new Milestone Husky Hybrid series is the perfect stepping stone for customers using analog systems who want to move into the intelligent world of IP,” says Lars Nordenlund, VP of Incubation & Ventures at Milestone Systems. “Customers can migrate to network solutions at their own speed while maintaining consistency. The Milestone open platform technology can expand effortlessly over time, so Milestone Husky easily leads the way into the digital future.”