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    2 weeks ago
      Question   Which .NET Framework version is required for Configuration Manager v7.30?   Answer   .NET Framework is the original implementation of .NET. It supports running websites, services, desktop apps, and more on Windows. The system requirements for Configuration Manager state .NET 4.7.2 as necessary to be installed. .NET 4.7.2 is considered an operating system component under responsibility of Microsoft. If you operate in an offline CCTV network environment, please make sure that you have the .NET Framework 4.7.2 downloaded with the Configuration Manager v7.30 installer. Otherwise, the message below might appear and if you don’t have internet access you will be not able to use CM v7.30 WARNING: Configuration Manager v7.30 installation package does not provide .NET Framework 4.7.2.
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    2 weeks ago
    It is possible to add ONVIF compliant cameras to Bosch Video Management System as live only devices or as VSG devices (then the cameras will also record). This article explains how to add an ONVIF camera as VSG device in full Bosch Video Management System (BVMS 10.1). We recommend using Bosch Workstations and Servers. They are fully tested and optimized for Bosch Video Management System.   Article requirements: BVMS installed ONVIF camera. Please refer to BVMS - ONVIF Device compatibility for additional information. PC/ Server/ Workstation
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    2 weeks ago
    Question   Which is the VSG preparation to support ONVIF Profile T in BVMS 10.0?   Answer   Additionally to ONVIF profile S, BVMS 10.0 supports ONVIF profile T. Profile S concentrates on basic video streaming and configuration Profile T focuses on advanced video streaming like use of H.264, H265 encoding formats, HTTPS streaming and event definition is more precise there Profile T functionality is only supported for devices that are added over VSG For conditional and optional features please refer to the BVMS - ONVIF Device compatibility article. Functionalities available for all devices added over VSG (BVMS 10.0): The ONVIF relays are scanned automatically Relays can be added to the Logical Tree by drag& drop and triggered from there Thee relay status is automatically updated and signaled with an appropriate icon in Operator Client Status and triggering is possible over BVMS scripts Once ONVIF camera is added to VSG, its capabilities are automatically scanned In the “Add ONVIF encoder” dialog it was added a new device properties entry that shows weather AUX is supported by device. The AUX commands are sent to camera vis VSG and can be triggered for an ONVIF device on alarm. Note: most of the ONVIF cameras do not support all in Configuration Client available events   ONVIF vendor mapping:   ONVIF camera connection to VSG and BVMS Operator Client: Live video from ONVIF camera to VSG or Operator Client can be secured with a Secure connection check box in the Add/ Edit ONVIF Encoder dialog. The secure connection is not chosen by default. (Default HTTPS port is 443) If the live video does not have to be secured, it is possible to choose what protocol should be used: TCP, UDP, Multicast, UDP Unicast. Note: The protocol automatically is switched to TCP if Secure connection is chosen:   Ports used between ONVIF camera and VSG: RTP/RTSP/TCP (secured 😞 443 HTTPS: 443/ customizable (requires TCP)   RTP/RTSP/TCP (unsecured 😞 80 HTTPS: 80/ customizable (requires TCP)   Unicast/ Multicast UDP: has to be configured in a camera first control connection via http port (default port 80 or customizable/ RTSP port: 554)   Nice to know: For a better understanding of the  BVMS 10.0 - ONVIF camera integration with VSG , we   encourage  you to join our online Trainings from  Bosch Building Technologies Academy!
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    2 weeks ago
    In order to quickly offer a technical solution or to provide a professional advice for the next analysis steps, the technical support specialists need to get some general and basic information. Ticket content should always be in English and provided in a well summarized and structured way in order to be able to provide a quick and appropriate feedback. Not following the guideline will impact the processing time of the ticket.
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    2 weeks ago
    In order to quickly offer a technical solution or to provide a professional advice for the next analysis steps, the technical support specialists need to get some general and basic information. Ticket content should always be in English and provided in a well summarized and structured way in order to be able to provide a quick and appropriate feedback. Not following the guideline will impact the processing time of the ticket.   Related Products: BVMS SDK, BVMS    Overview: Analyzing BVMS systems with SDK components is a challenging task, because the functionality and the runtime behavior of those systems are harder to determine than for a BVMS systems without SDK functionality. In order to troubleshoot BVMS systems with SDK components support needs the following information and logging. Please prove the following information to support:   Symptom specific Information   Problem Description SMA validity How to retrieve the Hardware ID for BVMS and check the Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) status? BVMS stand alone or appliance Detailed description of the expected behavior of the SDK functionality. Detailed description of the actual behavior of the SDK functionality.   SDK Components What type is the standalone SDK application (based on ClientSDK, ServerSDK, or CameoSDK) and on which machine is it running? Are there additionally client scripts, server scripts or workstation startup scripts?   SDK Interactions Do SDK components interact with remote Operator Clients? Do SDK components interact with the Operator Client UI? Do SDK components control devices? How often are client scripts triggered? How often are scripts triggered by BVMS event?   Environment Which shared resources are accessed by SDK actions? (Dome cameras, AMG, Operator Client UI) Do SDK components interact with an unreliable environment? (Unstable network, offline devices, offline PCs, etc.) Do SDK components properly handle offline situations? (offline devices, configuration changes, etc.)    Logging Information Please provide the Scriplet and/or Log files The optimal approach is to provide both the scriplet and logging. ClientScript logfiles: can be found in the ConfigCollection of Operator Client machines. ServerScript logfiles: can be found in the ConfigColletion of Management Server machines.   Make sure that logging is implemented in the script and that logging is activated in the configuration.  
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    2 weeks ago
    In order to quickly offer a technical solution or to provide a professional advice for the next analysis steps, the technical support specialists need to get some general and basic information. Ticket content should always be in English and provided in a well summarized and structured way in order to be able to provide a quick and appropriate feedback. Not following the guideline will impact the processing time of the ticket.   Related Products: BVMS, Operator Client This article describes the initial information needed to start troubleshooting Operator Client Crash.   General Information   SMA validity How to retrieve the Hardware ID for BVMS and check the Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) status? BVMS stand alone or appliance Detailed problem description   Symptom specific Information Problem Description   Note down the events that lead to crash Classify the crash reproducible crashes that trigger Windows Error Reporting crashes/ hangs/ freezes that are hard to reproduce, or take long before repeating   Logging Information   Dump file from the crash – refer to the following article How To create BVMS memory dump?  ConfigCollection from the machine where the crashing Operator Client is running.
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    2 weeks ago
    In order to quickly offer a technical solution or to provide a professional advice for the next analysis steps, the technical support specialists need to get some general and basic information. Ticket content should always be in English and provided in a well summarized and structured way in order to be able to provide a quick and appropriate feedback. Not following the guideline will impact the processing time of the ticket. Related Products: BVMS Operator Client Overview: This article describes the initial steps one can take for   troubleshooting BVMS display   issues (during   live view   or   playback). It also summarizes what initial information and logs are needed for support in order to start the issue investigation.   General Information   SMA validity How to retrieve the Hardware ID for BVMS and check the Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) status? BVMS stand alone or appliance Detailed problem description Check and eventually update the version of your Graphic Card driver. During BVMS system tests there were documented cases of display issues related with out of date Graphic card divers. ❗   It is important that the Graphic Card driver of the client is up to date. Find the supported version of the Graphic Card driver in the corresponding to your BVMS version Release Notes (https://downloadstore.boschsecurity.com), in the section Hardware drivers.   Symptom specific Information   Problem Description   Is the issue camera type / FW dependent? Are all the devices in the system affected? Is the issue existent for all BVMS Operator Clients in the system? Is the issue existent for hardware decoders, for camera Web Interface or other display Clients? Is the recording, the playback or are both affected?   Logging Information   BVMS ConfigCollector logs keeping the following conditions: From the machine that shows the issue VSDK logging – please follow the steps from the article: How to collect Video SDK log files  VRM logs (in case VRM runs on the same machine like the BVMS MS, then BVMS ConfigCollector logs from the server) for VRM version 3.82 and onwards use VRM Monitor.   The following articles will help you out:    How to access VRM monitor from BVMS Configuration Client? How to collect VRM logs with VRM Monitor (v3.82/ v3.83)? Screenshot of the Dashboard of the VRM for VRM version till 3.81 - contact support to receive BVIP Log collector tool and use it to collect VRM logs Movie showing the display artefacts can be helpful
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    2 weeks ago
    In order to quickly offer a technical solution or to provide a professional advice for the next analysis steps, the technical support specialists need to get some general and basic information. Ticket content should always be in English and provided in a well summarized and structured way in order to be able to provide a quick and appropriate feedback. Not following the guideline will impact the processing time of the ticket. Related Products: BVMS SDK, Cameo SDK, BVMS  Overview: Analyzing BVMS systems interaction with BVMS SDK based application is a challenging task. One needs to determine if the issue is based on wrong implementation of the BVMS SDK functionality, wrong programming practices, functionality and runtime behavior of BVMS system with SDK functionality or BVMS SDK issues. In order to troubleshoot BVMS SDK or Cameo SDK application support needs the following information and logging. Please prove the following information to support:   Symptom specific Information   Problem Description SMA validity How to retrieve the Hardware ID for BVMS and check the Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) status? BVMS stand alone or appliance Detailed description of the expected behavior of the SDK functionality. Detailed description of the actual behavior of the SDK functionality.   SDK Components What type is the standalone SDK application (based on ClientSDK, ServerSDK, or CameoSDK) and on which machine is it running? Are there additionally client scripts, server scripts or workstation startup scripts?   SDK Interactions Do SDK components interact with remote Operator Clients? Do SDK components interact with the Operator Client UI? Do SDK components control devices? Do SDK components link to 3rdParty devices or applications?   Environment Which shared resources are accessed by SDK actions? (Dome cameras, AMG, Operator Client UI) Do SDK components interact with an unreliable environment? (Unstable network, offline devices, offline PCs, etc.) Do SDK components properly handle offline situations? (offline devices, configuration changes, etc.)    Logging Information   Please provide source code and/or Log files The optimal approach is to provide both source code and logging for the problematic BVMS SDK application. If it is not possible to provide the code, we will start the troubleshooting process based only on the logging. Source Code Provide a little sample application that illustrates the BVMS SDK issue and list the reproduction steps. Logfiles Add log outputs to the SDK application functionality. The logs should illustrate which BVMS SDK functionality was called at which time. Provide the logs to support. How to collect Video SDK log files?   List of Typical Mistakes that are often seen when troubleshooting BVMS / Cameo SDK based applications   Use of Thread. Sleep() in event handlers - Consequence: loss of events in customer SDK application. Implementations that are not thread safe - Consequence: unexpected SDK application effects Unintentional introduction of multithreading issues by using timers - Consequence: unexpected SDK application effects Application without "speed control" - Consequence: operator overload in case of high event frequency Lack of configuration change handling - Consequence: data inconsistencies in SDK application (access to no longer existing devices) Lack of traces/logging in SDK code - Consequence: not detected malfunctions and troubleshooting difficulties Lack of error tolerance in SDK code - Consequence: unhandled exceptions in SDK application / script Lack of exception handling - Consequence: SDK application crashes
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    2 weeks ago
    This article lists the initial troubleshooting steps and concrete instructions for collecting logging for issues with ONVIF cameras, added to BVMS system. We will classify the different issue scenarios one can have using ONVIF cameras in BVMS system. Depending on the issue the article lists the required logging to start initial troubleshooting.
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    ‎05-20-2021 03:58 PM
    Operator Client helps you display the original full image circle of a panoramic camera, its image dewarped or you can select a point of interest of the image. Cropping and using ePTZ in a cropped image is possible in Live and Playback Mode. The Image window allows a flexible resizing of the Image pane that displays a panoramic camera or any other camera. This article provides you information on how you can switch the view mode of panoramic camera in Operator Client. Article requirements: Operator Client Panoramic camera PC/ Server/ Workstation
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    ‎05-13-2021 03:39 PM
    Related Products: BVMS / MVS / VSDK Overview: On request from development to provide a dump file from MVS system please follow the steps in the solution section.   Step-by-step guide   Reproduce the issue Download the Microsoft debugger procdump (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/dd996900.aspx). The procdump tool is also attaced to the article :How To create BVMS memory dump?  When application is crashing, do not click any buttons on the appeared error window that will change the program state. Run the procdump.exe from the directory where you copied the tool with following command line (Start - cmd): procdump.exe –ma <name of the programm exe> <dump file name>.dmp   In the case of MVS you need to do that for all 4 MVS services: - Bosch.MVS.SourceProvider.BVMS.Service.exe - Bosch.MVS.DataStorage.Service.exe - Bosch.MVS.SourceProvider.MobileCamera.Service.exe - Bosch.MVS.Transcoder.Service.exe
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    ‎05-13-2021 03:07 PM
    In order to start to analyze and optimize Video Analytics settings for particular customer set up, we need initial information and export of example video. This article describes the absolute minimum information we need in order to start analyzing and optimizing Video Analytics performance. Video Analytics (VA) task performance optimization Please provide the following details:   Symptom specific Information   Problem Description   Describe the expected result from the VA task. It is important to get detailed information of the results VA should provide. Define what is the customer’s priority: High sensitivity - miss as few true alarms as possible, but increases the likelihood of more false alarms! High precision – have less false alarms, but accept the risk to miss true alarm! Using VA is always based on balancing between sensitivity and precision. It is not always possible to get high sensitivity and high precision at the same time.   Provide an export of recorded video that should contain: Meta data: for basic understanding of meta data, please read the latest Software Manual Video Content Analytics for instructions about doing a video export with meta data, please read the article: How to export video including meta data (Export video including Video Analytics meta data).   Couple of examples of false alarms (in case false alarms are the issue) Provide the number of false alarms per time span (per day, per week, etc.) What would be acceptable as a number of false alarms per time span   Couple of   examples of situation that should have caused alarm, but VA did not generate the alarm as expected. In this case please provide the time stamp of the event and short description   Screenshot from the Camera Calibration Verification page - only in case calibration is needed for the particular VA functionality  access the Calibration Verification page of the camera (via the Configuration Manager or Web Interface)  provide screenshot from the verification of each parameter used for camera calibration     Note:  For more information on Camera Calibration and Calibration Verification, please check: How To calibrate camera for Video Analytics?
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    ‎04-29-2021 10:19 AM
    ⚠️  CAUTION! If a computer on which VRM Server is starte d is simultaneously accessed by multiple  Configuration Manager programs, this can result  in an inconsistent VR M configuration. Ensure  that different people do not make chang es to the configuration at the same time.   Step-by-step guide Open one browser and type in the IP address of the VRM server you are pulling the log from. This will take you to the VRM Monitor web page. Log in with the VRM credentials (default user name is srvadmin); by default, there is no password   3.82 version: Go to Monitoring > System > Logbook The Export  Log bock page allows you to export all or only selected system  log s as a .zip file. Export system  log s Select the desired export  log book options. Export as ZIP  – Click to create a .ZIP file with selected   log  files, for example to send them to the Central  Technical Support Team.   3.83 version: Please note that the interface for VRM v3.83 has changed on the log collection. Therefore, the VRM log collection will be done by accessing Monitoring > System > Export Logbook Export system  log s Select the desired export  log book options. Export as ZIP  – Click to create a .ZIP file with selected   log  files, for example to send them to the Central  Technical Support Team. You can also collect the device maintenance logs from the VRM monitor (for VRM 3.50 or newer) Open the   VRM monitor   and log in with the VRM credentials Go to   Monitoring->   Devices   -> click on the   download icon   next to the camera
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    ‎04-29-2021 10:16 AM
      Related Products: VRM, Genetec Security Center Overview: It is possible to use VRM free of charge (no extra VRM license is required) within Genetec Security Center. Genetec is sending encrypted secret to the VRM server with the number of the licensed channels. When VRM receives and validates this, it can be used for that number of channels for 24 h. A periodic license update is send by Genetec, so the VRM licensing is guaranteed as long as it is used with Genetec Security Center. Default settings, if not extra configuration is needed or done. -License for 1000 Cameras - License update is done every hour   How to license more than 1000 cameras or change the license update period for VRM within Genetec Security Center: Open the Config Tool and Launch a Video Task Select the Archiver Go to the Resource Tab and click on Extensions From the Tab Installed extensions select Bosch. In the Tab VRM add a new VRM and/or select already configured VRM. Click on Advanced settings and add the following parameters If you need to license the system with more than the default 1000 licenses – create the parameter with Name VrmLicenseRequestCount and as value put the required number of licenses. The parameter name is case sensitive If you need to change the duration of the period between each license request (there is always one license request when the archiver starts) – create the parameter with Name VrmLicenseRequestPeriod. The duration of the period is in milliseconds. The default value is one hour. If the value is set to 0, the license request are disabled. The parameter name is case sensitive     Press Enter to confirm the entry and then Close Press Apply and then OK. At the webpage of the VRM one can check if the number of licenses is changed.                    
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    ‎04-29-2021 09:06 AM
    The   Clear   button on the   Configuration Manager   is designed to clear the codes that are self-generated by the IP firmware or the Configuration Manager itself. Follow the steps below, if you want the "Clear" button from Configuration Manager to able to erase the Alarm task script that are self created by users themselves.   Step-by-step guide   When you create your alarm task script, add it within an opening quotes which then the   Clear   button will be able to erase all those codes within the quotes. Alternatively, create your own quotes within your script by following the below rules. In the  Below example,   //{{MyScript_start   is inserted before any script and   //}}Myscript_end   is inserted at the end of the script. By doing this, the   Clear   button will now be able to recognize and detect the manual scripts created by user and erase them.   Example: //{{Myscript_start ControlCode auxon1:={Operation(AuxOn)Number(1)}; if(Motion(1))then auxon1; //r1_o1 //}}Myscript_end
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    ‎04-12-2021 03:07 PM
    Compared to hardware, in which it is relatively easy to define an end-of-support concept based on the expected lifetime, software behaves totally different. In theory, when the environment does not change, software can still be running ten years after it has been installed. As new versions of the software are released regularly, it is important for customers to know what they can expect from Bosch Building Technologies when the software is purchased. This document describes how Bosch Building Technologies handles the life-cycle of the BVMS, BIS, AMS, and APE, and in which state a specific release can reside. Additionally this document lists the up-to-date situation for all of those software packages.
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    ‎04-05-2021 05:03 PM
    When Central Support Team provide assistance on a specific topic, at some point, customers may be asked to enable the VSG debug logging option. This article answers the question: Where can you find the "VSG debug logging" option in Configuration Client to enable/ disable it?
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    ‎04-05-2021 04:33 PM
    Intelligent Insights support controlling Bosch IP cameras by  Common Gateway Interface  (CGI) commands over HTTP or HTTPS when a threshold of the area fill level, area fill level traffic light or occupancy use case is reached. Follow the step-by-step guide below and find how you can to setup the threshold actions in Intelligent Insights.
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    ‎04-05-2021 04:01 PM
    Currently, most of the cameras are using profiles that are wrong created or profiles that actually belong to legacy cameras like the "excellent" profile. Therefore, the bitrates to the storage could be exceeded and probably will exceed during match when lot of motion is created. This article is focused on a method of creating a new profile with own parameters and make this new profile active.
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    ‎04-05-2021 12:02 PM
    This guide is meant to help you adding new cameras in VRM in Configuration Client and display their images in Operator Client. Before adding a new camera there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration: You are not exceeding the maximum number of channels allowed. Each unit has a maximum number of channels. For example: DIP 5000 AIO the maximum number of channels is 42 DIP 6000/ 7000 AIO the maximum number of channels is 128 You have the neccesarry number of licenses installed on the system The units come with 8 channels pre-licensed. If you want to add more cameras or encoders/ decoders, you need first to make sure that licenses have been purchased. The system has enough storage to cover the retention time of the cameras. If there is no storage available,   there is a risk that your system will stop recording. The bandwidth available of the unit is not exceeded. For example: Bandwidth   DIP 5000 AIO: 170   Mbit/s Bandwidth   6000/ 7000 AIO: 550   Mbit/s Article requirements: Operator Client Configuration Client Camera PC/ Server/ Workstation
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