DW Spectrum Release Note for 3.2.0.20833

 

IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE UPGRADE

o    If you are on Windows 7, please make sure the following updates are NOT installed. If they are installed, please uninstall them first or you may experience issues with upgrade!:

- KB4340556

- KB4338818

- KB4054530

* Detail information and uninstall instruction can be viewed from following Technical Bulletin : Windows OS Updates Preventing DW Spectrum Upgrade

o    DO NOT UGPRADE SYSTEMS USING THE PAXTON INTEGRATION TO THIS RELEASE .

- This release does not support Paxton integration. A subsequent build will be made available for Paxton users.

 

IMPROVEMENTS:

o    Added Ukranian language.

 

BUG FIXES:

o    Some customers who have 2.6 or prior version of client installed in the C:\Program Files\Digital Watchdog\DW Spectrum\Client folder were not able to launch desktop client after in-client update.

o    Server did not initialize properly If a large storage drive was mounted to server directory.

o    Analytics events did not function as expected for some Hikvision cameras.

o    Italian language icon was missing in the Local Settings Dialog.

 

Recommended Upgrade Path

o   From 3.0.0 or later :  In-client upgrade to 3.2 or fresh install.

o   From earlier versions than 3.0.0: Upgrade to 2.6.0.13109 first or do fresh install.

*Always backup the database and license key information before upgrading to newer build or version

** Important: Re-index the database after upgrading to 3.2.0.

 

In-client Upgrade information

o   Build Number : 20833

o   Password : hffk87

OS Supported - Media Server

o   Windows: 7 Standard, 7 Pro, 7 Ultimate, 8/8.1 Pro, 8.1 Enterprise, 10 Pro/Enterprise, 10 IOT

o   Windows Servers1: any versions of 2008, any versions of 2008 R2, any versions of Server 2012, any versions of Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016(v1607)  (1except Storage Server version)

o   Linux : Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

* Important : OS not listed will be not be supported by DW™ Tech Support 

 

OS Supported - Client

o   Windows: 7 Home, 7 Standard, 7 Pro, 7 Ultimate, 8/8.1 Standard, 8/8.1 Pro, 8.1 Enterprise, 10 Home/Pro/Enterprise1

o   Windows Servers*: any versions of 2008, any versions of 2008 R2, any versions of Server 2012, any versions of Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 (v1607)  (*except Storage Server version)

o   Linux : Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

o   Mac : OSX 10.11, OSX 10.12. OSX 10.13

* OS not listed will be not be supported by DW™ Tech Support 

1 For Windows 10, recommend 6th Generation Intel i5/i7 processors with 16GB RAM and video card with 1GB or higher RAM.

 

Mobile App

o   DW Mobile™ App (Cloud connection will be available in future release)

o   DW Spectrum™ App 18.x.x

o   DW Site Viewer™ App for Apple TV

 

 

DW Spectrum Release Note for 3.2.0.20806

 

NEW FEATURES

o    In-Camera Analytics Support - Users can now use in-camera analytics events when creating rules in the rules engine for Axis, Digital Watchdog, and Hikvision cameras.

o    Enhanced Export - a completely redesigned video export with the ability to burn in watermark logos during export.

o    Custom Camera Logical ID - Users can assign a custom Logical ID in the Camera Settings dialog to create an alias for the Camera ID in server API calls.

o    Archive Integrity Check - Users will receive a notification when viewing any archive which has been modified manually (files moved or deleted in storage archive).

o    Export Bookmarks from Timeline - a button has been added to allow users to export bookmarks directly from the Timeline.

o    Contextual Help Revamp - A fully revamped version of the help manual.

o    Bitrate Throttling - Added the ability to change image resolution and adjust bitrate (fine tuning) for Axis, Acti, Hikvision, and ONVIF devices.

 

NEW DEVICE SUPPORT/IMPROVEMENTS

o    New Device support for:

- Axis Q6214, M5054, D2050, Q6124, M5054, D2050, P1367, P1368, F40-Q1765, XF60-Q1765, P40-Q1765, F34, FA54, M5525, Q8742, P1275, Q8741, FA1105, FA4115, P1245, P1265, F1004, M3048, F8804, P3375, F4005, F1025, F1005, Q3517, Q8685, P3374, FA1125, F1015, F1035, Q3504, Q8642, Q8641, XF60-Q2901, XP40-Q1942, XF40-Q2901,P1447, Q3515, P1447, Q3515, M5065, M3058, M3015, P1290, Q6125, M3057, Q1645, Q1647, M5055, M3016, P1280.

- Axis F44 encoder

- Arecont Vision AV08ZMD-300,AV02CID-100,AV05CID-100, AV02CMB-100, AV05CMB-100, AV02CLB-100, AV05CLB-100, AV02CLD-100, AV05CLD-100, AV08CPD-118, AV20CPD-118

- Hikvision DS-7216, DS-2DF6223-CX

- Hikvision 6704 encoder

o    2-way Audio support for:

- Onvif devices

- Sony SNC-CX600,SNC-VM600, SNC-VM630, SNC-VM641, SNC-VB632, SNC-VB642, SNC-WR632, SNC-WR602, SNC-WR630, SNC-EM641

- DW camera line

o    Advanced PTZ support for:

- UNIVIEW IPC6253SR-X33

- Securicorp SCL-SDM03MVIR-WD3533X

- DS-2DF8436IX-AELW, DS-2DF8236IZ-AEL, DS-2DE4220W, DS-2DE4220IW, DS-2DE7330IW-AE,DS-2DP1636ZIX-D/236

- Vista VK2-HD30-PM

o    Analog Encoder Licenses support added for:

- Acti V23

- UNIVEW NVR302-16S-P16, NVR302-08S-P8

- Sony SNT-EX104, SNT-EX154, SNT-EP154

- Dahua DHI-HCVR7108H-V2, DHI-HCVR7108H-S2

o    Input/Output fixes for:

- Hikvision DS-2DE4A220IW-DE, DS-2CD2522FWD,DS-2CD2142FWD and OEM’ed versions

- DWC-PF5M1TIR, DWC-MB45DiA, DWC-MV85DiA, DWC-PB6M4T

o    Ability to Change Image Resolution and Adjust Bitrate (fine tuning)added for:

- Axis

- Acti

- Hikvision

- ONVIF cameras

o    H.265 support for DWC-MTT4Wi36.

o    G.726 audio playback support.

o    G.726 and G711 audio export to mp4 support.

o    FPS limit increased to 10 for Arecont Vision AV12275 and AV12276 cameras.

o    DWC-PVX16W, DWC-PVX16W4, DWC-PVX16W6, DWC-PVX16W28, DWC-PZ21M69T multisensor cameras now have stitched view.

o    DW edge camera support.

 

IMPROVEMENTS

o    Redesigned video export.

o    Vulnerability fixes.

o    EULA fixes in Windows installer and server web page.

o    If EULA is updated, it is shown once on client launch and needs to be accepted.

o    Added ability to import missing archive video from Lillin cameras internal storage.

o    Cloud Beta warning has been removed from the System Administration dialog.

o    Events are split into groups in the Event Rules dialog.

o    Added context menu for all local system tiles on welcome page.

o    Improved timeline behavior when motion search is activated.

o    Separated "Web page" tab in "Camera Settings" -> "Advanced" dialog.

o    Automatic database backup is performed prior to systems merge.

o    If multiple cameras do not support chosen event, warning message is displayed.

o    "Export bookmark" button on the timeline.

o    Improved support for multi-sensor cameras (by UI and license).

o    Screen recording is disabled for users without Export Archive permission.

o    Checkbox “Launch video wall when Windows starts” is set by default now.

o    "Do HTTP Request" action improvements: multiple methods are supported (POST, GET, DELETE etc).

o    USB storage support (USB storage is not enabled by default but can be enabled with a parameter in config file).

o    ONVIF is automatically enabled for Hikvision cameras with firmware 5.5 and newer.

o    Increased default secondary stream quality.

o    "Do HTTP Request" action improvements: now user can specify request and authorization type manually.

o    "Make showreel" was moved to the separated block between "Save Layout As" and "Delete" in the context menu.

o    Timemaker behavior UX improvements. Now its movements are more predictable.

o    Playback state, speed, position, and rotation are now saved when a camera is opened in a new tab.

o    Added default cameras sorting in "Add Camera" dialog.

o    Changed text on "Time synchronization" tab.

o    Increased default FPS for "Camera Settings" -> "Recording".

o    Increased Max value for "Camera Settings" -> "Recording" -> "Max Days".

o    Adaptive Scaling was improved.

o    Image quality (High/Low) can be forced and saved separately for any video on a layout.

o    Compression factors for Arecont Vision are tuned. FPS counter should be just as configured in Camera Settings.

o    Audio output over RTSP support for Digital Watchdog cameras.

o    "Camera recording" action in Event Rules now has 9999 seconds limit instead of 3600.

o    Nx Desktop now shows a warning if user is trying to record to a removable drive (USB).

o    Improved context help.

o    ”Local files” are no longer automatically expanded in the Resource Tree.

o    An administrator fetched by LDAP can now modify LDAP settings and fetch users.

 

UI CHANGES:

o    "Delete layout tour" is renamed to "Delete Showreel".

o    "Showreel cycle" is renamed to "Tour Cycle".

 

MAC OS FIXES:

o  Improved timeline on Web Client for retina displays.

o  Improved marker fade animation when timeline panel is hidden.

o  Memory leaks in the client on Mac OS High Sierra. Fixed.

o  Several interface windows were always "on top" in Mac OS X. Fixed.

o  "User Settings" window appeared below "System Administration" dialog in Mac OS X. Fixed.

o  Mouse cursor hover stops working in some cases. Fixed.

o  Incorrect message if "Show bookmarks" is enabled. Fixed.

o  Animation of the time marker for NOV files is not smooth. Fixed.

 

KNOWN LIMITATIONS:

o    DW Analytics.

- Events don't work if VCA and MD events are enabled simultaneously.

- Need to wait for two minutes after event is enabled on camera web page.

- Events work for All zones but don’t work for a specific zone.

- Events stop working if camera CPU is more than 80%.

o    DW MTT Analytics:

- Some events do not work simultaneously on DWC-MTT series cameras.

- Camera sends spurious notifications for some events when settings are changed.

o    Axis analytics. If Axis People Counter is enabled on Axis camera, auto and manual discovery don't work in software. Camera issue.

o    Recorded G.726 audio with 16 Kbit bitrate is not played in archive.

o    Export H.265 to .avi is not supported.

 

Recommended Upgrade Path

o   From 3.0.0 or later :  In-client upgrade to 3.2 or fresh install.

o   From earlier versions than 3.0.0: Upgrade to 2.6.0.13109 first or do fresh install.

*Always backup the database and license key information before upgrading to newer build or version

** Important: Re-index the database after upgrading to 3.2.0.

 

In-client Upgrade information

o   Build Number : 20806

o   Password : payht7

OS Supported - Media Server

o   Windows: 7 Standard, 7 Pro, 7 Ultimate, 8/8.1 Pro, 8.1 Enterprise, 10 Pro/Enterprise, 10 IOT

o   Windows Servers1: any versions of 2008, any versions of 2008 R2, any versions of Server 2012, any versions of Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016(v1607)  (1except Storage Server version)

o   Linux : Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

* Important : OS not listed will be not be supported by DW™ Tech Support 

 

OS Supported - Client

o   Windows: 7 Home, 7 Standard, 7 Pro, 7 Ultimate, 8/8.1 Standard, 8/8.1 Pro, 8.1 Enterprise, 10 Home/Pro/Enterprise1

o   Windows Servers*: any versions of 2008, any versions of 2008 R2, any versions of Server 2012, any versions of Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 (v1607)  (*except Storage Server version)

o   Linux : Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

o   Mac : OSX 10.11, OSX 10.12. OSX 10.13

* OS not listed will be not be supported by DW™ Tech Support 

1 For Windows 10, recommend 6th Generation Intel i5/i7 processors with 16GB RAM and video card with 1GB or higher RAM.

 

Mobile App

o   DW Mobile™ App (Cloud connection will be available in future release)

o   DW Spectrum™ App 18.x.x

o   DW Site Viewer™ App for Apple TV

 

 

DW Spectrum Release Note for 3.1.0.16661

 

NEW FEATURES

-Cloud (Web)Client - Browser based client now in the Cloud Portal.

-Cloud Data Proxy - In cases where NAT Traversal fails .

-Soft Triggers - Create and add overlaid buttons to trigger System Actions.

-Showreel - Create customizable timed viewing sequences using any resource - cameras, layouts, web pages, offline files, and even server health monitoring.

-Acknowledge and Bookmark - Force acknowledgement and Bookmark by operators before a notification disappears in Desktop client.

-Multicast Stream Support - multicast streams can be added to Server as a camera.

-H265 Support - H.265 codec is now supported!

-API Generator - create HTTP Generic Events or API calls in the For Developers tab of the Web Admin interface.

 

NEW DEVICE SUPPORT

-Analog Encoder license support added for: Dahua DHI-HCVR Series, Dahua DHI-XVR Series, Dahua X21A2E, Geovision GV-VS2400, Pravis HDR-1600, Samsung Techwin SPE-400, TCAM TCS-300, VIVOTEK VS8102, Unview NVR302-08E-P8

-New Arecont Vision devices supported: 2325, 2326, 3325, 3326, 12375, 12376, 20375

-New Axis devices supported: P3227, P3228, Q1659, Q1942

-ACTi I96

-Advanced PTZ support for Hikvision DS-2DF5220S-DE4/W, Samsung Techwin XNP-6370

-Onvif PTZ presets added for Rhodium RBU-PZ-4461-EB

-2-way audio support for Sony SNC-CX600, Dahua IPC-K15P, Dahua IPC-K35P

-Alarm Input support for Hikvision cameras: DS-2CD2132F-IWS, DS-2CD2655FWD-IZS, DS-2CD2742FWD-IS, DS-2CD2942F-IS, DS-2CD4A26FWD-IZS, DS-2CD63C2F-IS, DS-2DE4A220IW-DE

-Alarm Output support for Hikvision cameras: DS-2CD2132F-IWS, DS-2CD2655FWD-IZS, DS-2CD2742FWD-IS, DS-2CD2942F-IS, DS-2CD4A26FWD-IZS, DS-2DE4A220IW-DE

 

IMPROVEMENTS

-LDAP general workflow improvements, secured LDAP is supported, integration with Jumpcloud service.

-RTSP digest authentication support added.

-User can connect to Server with Cloud credentials even if Internet connection is temporary unavailable.

-Active license now can be deactivated right in the Client and applied to another Server.

-User can disable time synchronization with Internet on Time Management tab in System Administration.

-Server can be unmerged from System keeping its database ("Detach Server from System" button in Web Admin).

-Specific users or user roles can be selected as a target for actions in Event Rules.

-Cloud users who has been invited but has not created account yet are marked in Client.

-New event "System drive is full" was added.

-"Device recording" action can be used for instant events with new option "Fixed duration".

-Email notifications optionally can be sent in plain text format.

-Added new Camera Details panel in Web Client.

-Web Client can be open on Mobile devices now.

-Clear storage space mechanism was optimized and improved.

-Added video support for Web Pages in Client (Any video codec pack like "K-Lite codec pack" has to be installed on Client PC).

-"Application Window" mode was removed from Screen Recording options.

-Added "Disable blur" option to the "Advanced" tab of Local Client Settings

-Local files can be renamed from Client resources tree.

-Small interface improvements and UI fixes.

-Incremental expansion of Server API documentation.

-General server stability improvements based on anonymous usage and crash statistics.

 

Recommended Upgrade Path

- From 2.6.0.13109 or later :  In-client upgrade to 3.0.0.15297 or fresh install.

- From earlier versions than 2.6.0: Upgrade to 2.6.0.13109 first or do fresh install.

- Important: Re-index the database after upgrading to 3.1.0.

*Always backup the database before upgrading to newer build or version

 

In-client Upgrade information

- Build Number : 16661

- Password : x1xoeg

OS Supported - Media Server

- Windows: 7 Standard, 7 Pro, 7 Ultimate, 8/8.1 Pro, 8.1 Enterprise, 10 Pro/Enterprise

- Windows Servers1: any versions of 2008, any versions of 2008 R2, any versions of Server 2012, any versions of Server 2012 R2  (1except Storage Server version)

- Linux : Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04

* Important : OS not listed will be not be supported by DW™ Tech Support 

 

OS Supported - Client

- Windows: 7 Home, 7 Standard, 7 Pro, 7 Ultimate, 8/8.1 Standard, 8/8.1 Pro, 8.1 Enterprise, 10 Home/Pro/Enterprise1

- Windows Servers*: any versions of 2008, any versions of 2008 R2, any versions of Server 2012, any versions of Server 2012 R2  (*except Storage Server version)

- Linux : Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04

- Mac : OSX 10.11, OSX 10.12. OSX 10.13

* OS not listed will be not be supported by DW™ Tech Support 

1 For Windows 10, recommend 6th Generation Intel i5/i7 processors with 16GB RAM and video card with 1GB or higher RAM.

 

Mobile App

- DW Mobile™ App (CloudBeta connection will be available from Spectrum 3.1)

- DW Spectrum™ App 3.0

- DW Site Viewer™ App for Apple TV