The Divar AN 3000/5000 features the ability to ping an IP address, thus allowing the technician to verify that the workstation that is to connect to the Divar can be seen on the network.
Please note that this only checks the connection from the DIVAR to the Workstation. Ping operates by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request packets to the target host and waiting for an ICMP echo reply. The program reports errors, packet loss, and a statistical summary of the results.
It only depends on the version of BVMS you have.
If you have BVMS 7.5, certain cameras with a certain FW have been tested and are supported.
If you have BVMS 8.0, certain cameras with a certain FW have been tested and are supported.
For BVMS versions of 9.0 or lower, only tested cameras must be added, otherwise we cannot support new setup.
On DIP 3000 you can only upgrade to BVMS 8.0.
The version of Windows installed on it does not support older versions of BVMS, it is not compatible.
Recommended to use BVMS 8.0, the largest version supported on that unit.
You need to make sure that those cameras are on the list of tested devices of the version you have.
Regarding the ONVIF Compatibility of the cameras, please see the following Bosch Knowledge Base article:
DIVAR IP 3000 and DIVAR IP 7000 video management appliances come pre-loaded with the latest available BVMS version from factory.
In order to make use of new VMS features and to attach most current devices, it may be required to perform a software upgrade, when a new BVMS version is available.
In this article it is explained how to do the initial system setup and how you can upgrade the BVMS installation to a newer version on a DIVAR IP 3000 or DIVAR IP 7000 video management appliance.
Initial system setup
Second revision DIVAR IP 7000 systems (DIP-71xx-xxx) allow for Appliance BVMS Installer packages to be imported directly during initial system setup. The following steps have to be performed in order to import a custom Appliance BVMS Installer package on a second revision DIVAR IP 7000 video management appliance:
- Download and unzip the Appliance BVMS Installer archive from http://www.boschsecurity.com - Copy the files Bosch_Appliance_BVMS_Installer_xx.xx.xxxx.exe and Setup-x.x.x.xxx.zip to a folder named “BoschAppliance” on a USB drive - Connect the USB drive to the DIVAR IP 7000 system during initial setup - Proceed with the system setup until the software selection screen is shown - Select the Appliance BVMS Installer version that shall be installed on the system
The following steps have to be performed in order to upgrade an existing BVMS installation on a DIVAR IP 3000 or DIVAR IP 7000 video management appliance: - Download and unzip the Appliance BVMS Installer archive from http://www.boschsecurity.com - Copy the content to a USB drive - When the BVMS default screen is shown, press CTRL + ALT + DEL - Hold down the SHIFT key while clicking Switch User (not Log off) - Log in as BVRAdmin - Transfer the folder that contains the files Bosch_Appliance_BVMS_Installer_xx.xx.xxxx.exe and Setup-x.x.x.xxx.zip from the USB drive to the BVRAdmin desktop - Double click Bosch_Appliance_BVMS_Installer_xx.xx.xxxx.exe inside the transferred folder. - Wait until the BVMS setup screen appears and select the upgrade option - Follow the installation procedure without changing any settings
Notes: - The system may request a reboot and re-login during the installation or upgrade procedure. - The upgrade procedure can alternatively be performed via Remote Desktop connection. - The software upgrade requires a system reboot which results in a short (~ 5 min) recording gap.
Please note that the latest information about the Appliance BVMS Installer for DIVAR IP 3000 and DIVAR IP 7000 can be found in the Release Notes on the product page, under Downloads menu > Literature > Release notes