Exacq Updates Video Management Software for Faster Response

Video management software from Exacq Technologies has added the ability for users to overlay icons on top of surveillance feeds for quick response and a simplified way to troubleshoot some IP cameras when they're being added to the network. ExacqVision VMS, which comes in multiple flavors, from enterprise to mobile, allows organizations to monitor security video, audio and data in real time.

The basic software provides for mapping, to identify where in the world a particular camera is physically located, thumbnail search to narrow down video segments to help the user find the one needed, a timeline search, book marking, two-way-audio streaming from the client to the server's audio output port and data integration with access control systems.

Version 7.0 of exacqVision VMS adds:

  • "CameraLinks," which allows for the addition of overlay controls that show up on the display for a given camera when the user hovers over it. Each display can be set up differently and can include controls for audio inputs and outputs, alarm outputs, triggers, serial data and manual record. The look and location of the controls themselves are also adjustable; and
  • An "EasyConnect" feature designed to help users find, address and connect multiple IP cameras to their network automatically. That now shows more detailed connection status feedback when connecting Illustra IP cameras and exacqVision E-Series video encoders. The goal, the company said, was to aid in troubleshooting when adding additional cameras to a video system.

Updates to the company's mobile app let users tap into event monitoring on iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices. The new edition also supports two-finger swipe to enable the person to slide through camera views that way.

The company's network video recorder "health monitoring" program, Enterprise System Manager (ESM), adds a bulk configuration to allow the network administrator to back up the settings of all servers on the network at once.

The company's customers in higher education have included George Mason University, Ventura County Community College District and Berklee College of Music, among others.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.