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What’s new in DW Spectrum® IPVMS v4.1
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.
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., DWC-MB45WiAT).
  • {event.eventType} – replaced by the event type (e.g., stub.objectInTheArea or 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)”).
Best Server Selection
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.
Chromium Browser
New Embedded Browser - Desktop Client now uses a full-featured embedded Chromium browser (v.77.0.3865) 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). The Server acts as an HTTP(s) proxy from cameras to Desktop Clients.
Cloud Connectivity Improvement
Improved cloud connectivity in certain network environments.
Database Backups Recategorized
Database backups are now categorized into the following types:
  • Created after system merge.
  • Created after updates.
  • Initiated via API.
  • Scheduled.
Health monitoring Dashboard
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.
macOS Performance Improvements
Improved MacOS performance and introduced an experimental setting to limit frame rate and reduce CPU load (see Local Settings -> Advanced).
Pin the Timeline in Full Screen 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.
Push Notifications
Create customized events to send push notifications to the mobile app. Finally! Push Notifications are here! That’s right. You can now send Push Notifications to DW Spectrum Mobile like a boss.
  • Use the Rules Engine to send Push Notifications to mobile devices based on analytic events, motion, soft triggers, and more!
  • Users can receive push notifications from multiple systems and turn on/off notifications as they please on their mobile device.
  • Users can create custom text for notifications in the Rules Engine via 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).
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”.
What’s new in DW Spectrum® IPVMS v4.0
Up to 30 CaaS cameras in a single network
The maximum number of MEGApix® CaaS™ all-in-one edge cameras in a single system is increased to 30 cameras with DW Spectrum® v4.0 (all in the same local network using MEGApix® CaaS™ cameras only). Learn more.
Add device interface
A new, more flexible way to discover and assign devices.
C2P Integration
Integrate 38 new 3rd party systems and devices with C2P (Convergence to Pixels)’s middle-ware.
Cloud system merge
System owners can now merge systems together in the DW Cloud™ interface.
Custom watermark over video
Administrators can add operator names to live, recorded, and exported video as an option to prevent and discover leaked video.
Dual stream RTSP / HTTP
Create dual-streaming “cameras” from legacy products.
Failover on storage failure
Failover now works when all storage drives on a server fail.
H.265 support for ONVIF cameras
H.265 support has been extended to include all ONVIF-compliant devices.
Launch desktop client with CLI
The desktop client can now be launched using the Command Line Interface (CLI).
Layout-as-an-action
Automate opening layouts in the rules engine.
Metadata SDK
Enables seamless, semantic integrations between with 3rd party AI-powered video analytics like VisionLabs
Minimum grid size on layouts
Added option to set a minimum viewing grid size.
Notifications panel
The new panel now includes notifications, motion events, bookmarks, events and objects!
Optimized system update
Upgrade process now includes desktop application installed packages and has been optimized for large multi-server system.
Plugins
Plugins allow seamless integration between DW Spectrum® IPVMS and 3rd party systems, pulling in object data and associated bounding boxes, paths and metadata tags.
Resource panel
A newer, cleaner resource panel experience.
Secure connections and encrypted video
Allow only secure connections and encrypt video and traffic between servers and clients.
Secure export
Password protect exported video.
Virtual camera (import offline video)
Create a virtual camera and import offline video to archive. Great for action cameras, wearable cameras, offline cameras).
Webcam support
USB webcams, laptop cameras and even the Raspberry Pi camera module will all now be auto-discovered and can be recorded and streamed.
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