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Wisenet Wave - 4.0 new features

  • NEW FEATURES
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • {event.source}
    • {event.caption}
    • {event.description}
    • H.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:
    • Encrypted Video and HTTPS Communications - Added the ability to force the system to use HTTPS and to encrypt video traffic.
    • 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:
    • Updates to the Desktop Client User Interface - comprehensive revamp of UI / UX for improved 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:
    • 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
    • Maximum Recommended Servers in a System: up to100
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • i = show / hide item Info
    • m = enter / exit Smart Motion search
    • p = enter / exit PTZ
    • d = enter / exit Fisheye Dewarping
    • w = create Zoom Window.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • "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 a new event “System time was tuned at Server”. Event shows only if server time was changed for more than 5 seconds after synchronization.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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:
    • New hotkeys for Item actions (top icons):
    • New hotkeys for Layout actions:
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • 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):
    • 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.
    • Added plugins information on the “Server settings” dialog.
  • 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 NVR (Including PTZ): QRN-1610S, QRN-810S, QRN-410S.
    • Queue Management (queue-meter)
    • Shock Detection
    • Temperature change detection.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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:
    • New Hanwha In-Camera Analytics Events:
    • New PTZ Support:
    • Hanwha SNF-8010 camera misreported "PTZ" icon fixed.
    • Other Device Fixes:
    • 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.
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