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    ‎02-12-2019 02:15 PM
    The attached technical note describes w hich camera settings influence the performance of Essential or Intelligent Video Analytics in Bosch IP cameras, and what the best practices are.
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    ‎02-12-2019 02:15 PM
    The attached technical note describes h ow to benchmark and differentiate video analytics solutions.
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    ‎02-12-2019 02:14 PM
    There are several Video Content Analysis (VCA) algorithms available in Bosch IP cameras: Tamper Detection, MOTION+, Essential Video Analytics, Intelligent Video Analytics and Intelligent Tracking. To receive alarm events from them and visualize the results, a client is needed. Each client can choose to present only a part of information and in a different way. The attached technical note gives a high-level overview of the clients supplied by Bosch and the different integration possibilities into 3rd party systems available today. Further information concerning integration into 3rd party software can be found at the Integration Partner Program (IPP) webpage.
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    ‎02-12-2019 02:13 PM
    The tech note in the attachment describes how to set up map displays of objects detected and tracked by Intelligent Video Analytics, Essential Video Analytics or Intelligent Tracking with FW 6.4x and Video Security Client 2.1.
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    ‎02-12-2019 02:12 PM
    The attached technical notes give a short introduction to scripting alarm and counter tasks with Intelligent and Essential Video Analytics in FW 6.60. It also provides a broad selection of example scripts for explanation as well as including real world application examples.
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    ‎02-12-2019 02:11 PM
    The technical note in the attachment details device-specific as well as version-specific differences of Intelligent and Essential Video Analytics from FW 4.0 up to FW 6.60.
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    ‎02-01-2019 12:39 PM
    This article describes how to set LUNs on a target to Read Only via Configuration Manager. If you want to move a Storage from one VRM to another, this procedure is needed in Order to retain your video footage until the desired Retention Time is over. All you need is the Configuration Manager on a PC in the same Network as the VRM. If you don’t have the Configuration Manager, you can download it here.     Please be aware that setting the LUNs to Read only will decrease the Capacity of the VRM, which might lead to a lower Minimum Retention Time then desired. Calculate upfront, if the available Storage is enough!   Start the Configuration Manager and add the local VRM to the System.     Change to the Tab My devices and select the Target on the Storage Device you want to move.   Set all LUNs to the Type Read Only. It should look like this then. Now press the button Set and acknowledge it in the next window. After, the window looks like this and the LUNs are now in Read Only Mode. Now you need to wait until your desired Retention time passed (eg 30 days), afterwarts you can remove the Storage from the VRM and add it to another VRM (In this Process the Storage needs to be Factory defaulted to work).
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    ‎01-30-2019 06:17 PM
     For DIVAR IP units (e.g. DIVAR IP 6000) BOSCH BT Security & Safety Systems offers an firmware update for the internal MegaRADI Controller. It could happen that in the Megaraid Software the user can see potential non-optimal configuration due, PD commissioned as Emergency Spare error. There is an article as well from hardware partner:  http://www.supermicro.com.tw/support/faqs/faq.cfm?faq=19518   Here we provide the steps to update a DIVAR IP system: Using MegaRAID Storage Manager utility under OS   1) Open MSM, Right click on Supermicro MegaRAID controller to be updated and click Update Controller Firmware 2) Click Browse to search for new firmware   3) Select the new MegaRAID controller firmware 4) Click OK to continue   5) Check the “Confirm” box and click OK to continue   *** Wait for around 1~2 minutes to complete 6) Click OK once firmware update completed   7) Reboot the system and check firmware version in controller OPROM banner during boot   8) Check firmware version using MSM in OS     The firmware is available via the following link: https://downloadstore.boschsecurity.com/FILES/KnowledgeBase/MegaRAID_Ctrl_FW_update_DIVAR_IP_BOSCH.zip
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    ‎01-29-2019 07:52 AM
    The attached documents should help you to make the upgrade process as smooth as possible. The upgrade itself is not restricted to BVMS software only. The supported software and firmware versions can be found in the release notes of the related BVMS version. An attachment is added to this article for each BVMS version. Currently the upgrade guides for BVMS 8.0 and 9.0 are attached to this article.
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    ‎01-17-2019 10:12 AM
     The Software "VIDOS" or "VIDSO-NVR" with the replay tool "Archive Player for VIDOS" are all rather outdated former software developments of BOSCH ST. We kindly request all our partners and customers in the need to get technical support on license transfers to get in contact with a local BOSCH team (e.g. Sales contact person). Level 2 Support / ASA organization can assist and help you to find a correct contact person as well, but a support ticket should and can no longer be created as license transfers are no longer offered for discontinued and outdated software. Status of Aug 3, 2018   In many countries, the VIDOS Software went end of live 2011. With this announcement, we inform about the discontinuation of the software maintenance and license transfers. Please be aware of the EOL status (End of life). EOL was rolled out globally in June 30, 2011 with some exceptions in North America. December 31, 2012 and later it was no longer possible to purchase the software. End of 2015 License management was restricted. Due to many other changes (Operating system limitations and not state of the art security support), it is anyhow no longer possible to use those software. BOSCH does offer for a long time other software generations and we offer migration support from commercial side to find software today that can meet the needs in projects. Since 2018-08-03, BOSCH Support can no longer offer license transfers for VIDOS and similar former Software packages. Following Type Number and SAP Number is included:   For more details you can check with the Technical Support for video products at BOSCH in your region.
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    ‎01-15-2019 05:10 PM
    In this article we cover the following basic questions: How to Factory Default a NetApp E-Seires unit by using BOSCH tools and NetApp WEB GUI? How to download the NetApp Support Bundle of a reachable online NetApp Storage Array   How to Factory Default a NetApp E-Series that you bought via BOSCH sales channel? Using the BOSCH Configuraiton Manager 6.00 or 6.01 the NetApp models E2600, E2700 and E2800 can be managed. Especially we recommend to use the BOSCH Configuration Manager version 06.01 when using a NetApp E2800 to have all models (also former models E2700 and E2600) supported. Also in the BOSCH Configuraiton Manager 6.01 the Basic configuration for the initial setup is helpful as well as the Factoury Default option and Clear option is available. Of cours the NetApp E2800 offers also a WebGUI by using the IP of the management port of a controller. The following screenshot made from the BOSCH Conmfiguration Manager shows the options available in the tab "Basic Configuration" when a NetApp E-Series (DSA E-Series) is already added to a VRM system in the Configuraiton Manager. The Button "Defaults" is used to trigger the "Reset Storage Array" mechanism of NetApp. At a E2800 all configuration is eliminated but the Management Port IP still remains to ensure that the WEB GUI of NetApp and the communiction of the BOSCH Configuraiton Manager can still work. How to download the NetApp Support Bundle of a reachable online NetApp Storage Array In the Tab "My Devices" of the Configuration Manager 6.01 and newer versions you can also now download the Support Bundle (collection of logfiles) from a NetApp E2800 stroage system. Select the NetApp E2800 in your device tree that is added to a VRM system and right-click on it. There you find "File Download" and "Maintenance Log..." - Choose that to download the NetApp Support Bundle.          
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    ‎01-15-2019 02:21 PM
    Version 1.2.1 has been released for iOS only. It resolves an issue when trying to connect wirelessly to a FLEXIDOME IP 8000i camera. There was an issue where the operating system blocked the Wi-Fi access.
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    ‎01-11-2019 09:05 AM
    The entire BVMS installation package, available on the downloadstore, contains the client as well as the server components. When a BVMS client needs to be deployed, all of this data (over 2.5GB) needs to be copied to the target workstation, which can be quite a challenge in some environments. Once the BVMS Management Server is set-up, it creates a client installation package (mainly used for the auto-upgrade functionality). This client installation package is a lot smaller compared to the full installation package and is located on the BVMS Management Server (assuming the default installation directory is used): C:\Program Files\Bosch\VMS\Update In order to use the client installation package: copy all the files in this directory from the management server to the new workstation and start BVMS.msi (please note Setup.exe will trigger the auto update mechanism, which will not work as there are no existing components to be updated). The MSI will start the installation process and will allow you to select Operator Client, Configuration client and/or SDK. Please note: The correct version of the .NET framework will need to be installed manually before this procedure is used. This can be found in the zip file available in the product catalogue: “zip file extraction location”\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft .NET Framework x.x.
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    ‎12-20-2018 04:46 PM
    Question  What's new in version 1.2? Answer Next to general stability improvements and bug fixes, version 1.2 of the Project Assistant introduces the following new features: Support of Flexidome IP 8000i Wi-Fi camera with regard to wireless commissioning .txt file import now supports tags to be somewhere in the column header, e.g. “IP address [ip]”, where for version 1.1 only the [ip] tag was allowed in the column header exclusively Software sealing support for cameras with firmware 6.60+ Extended report information Related News Project Assistant project file import functionality in Configuration Manager 6.10 Bosch portable camera installation tool is available and can be used in combination with the Project Assistant (check out the corresponding how-to video in this community)   PS: For detailed information, please refer to the release letter attached.
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    ‎12-06-2018 09:40 AM
    With the introduction of the Configuration Manager 6.10, we will make the transition from one tool to the other smoother by offering an import feature, which allows you to import all cameras from a .bpassist project file without having to re-enter the individual credentials of each device. The feature allows you to: import one or multiple encrypted .bpassist project files at once automatic integration of device credentials check the software seal information to make sure configuration of each device has not been tampered with integrate the project file grouping into your existing structure create a backup of your system configuration after a successful import   Example: Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Import Project Assistant File..."    Select one or more .bpassist files that you want to import    After entering the project file passwords, the Configuration Manager can decypt the files and you will then be prompted with an overview of the project file content Choose where in your existing structure you want to integrate the new devices ("Import to group" section) Verify project file content Select, whether you want to create a backup after import Select, whether you want to keep the project file groups after import After successful import, you can find all newly added devices in your target directory  
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    ‎12-20-2018 04:40 PM
    In situations when you need to commission a camera that it not yet connected to the network and / or has no power supply, the Bosch portable installation tool can help: Fast on-site commissioning solution with Bosch Project Assistant app Highly portable, lightweight and compact installation tool Rechargeable high capacity Lithium-ion battery No dependency on available network and power infrastructure The following video shows you how to connect the device and how to configure it in order to align the device's and the cameras' target network  settings:
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    ‎12-18-2018 08:29 AM
    Symptoms When using the BVMS 9.0 installer on a Windows 10 "October 2018 update" machine (Build 1809) the SNMP services cannot be installed. Diagnosis Microsoft has changed the way the SNMP services are installed in Windows 10 "October 2018 update". Solution The SNMP services need to be installed manually. This can be done  by opening the new "Settings App“: Click “Apps” Apps&Features Manage optional Features Install SNMP It can also be done using Powershell: DISM /online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:SNMP.Client~~~~0.0.1.0
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    ‎12-18-2018 08:15 AM
    Which Bosch encoders and decoders are compatible with BVMS? Up until some years ago, new released cameras, encoders, domes and decoders that are introduced into market after a BVMS release could not be connected to an existing BVMS version because these cameras where not known to the BVMS. In the BVMS 4.5.1, a new concept was introduced. This concept treats Bosch video encoders and decoders as generic devices, and automatically recognizes specific device functionality (for example the number of streams, relays and inputs). Based on this information the, at that time, unknown device is added to the system and can be used by the operator. The attached document provides a detailed description of this functionality.
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    ‎12-06-2018 03:48 PM
    For larger projects, where many cameras need to be commissioned, the question might come up on how to tackle it in the most efficient way using the Project Assistant. In the end, a Project Assistant file can comprise up to 500 cameras. Especially if multiple contributors perform the commissioning step in parallel, you need an appropriate approach. For visualization reasons, let's use a simple example. Let's imagine we have a project that comprises 500 new cameras in total. 250 cameras for building A and another 250 cameras for building B. Here are two options: Creating multiple (sub-) projects and merge them in Configuation Manager If you cannot use Dropbox for synchronisation via the cloud, you can simply create 2 projects - one for building A and one for building B. Both projects can be prepared ahead of time, e.g. in the office, and exported in order to share them. Sharing the exported as well as encrypted project files can be done via E-mail, thumb drive, any of the major cloud storage services, etc.*. Now let's assume that there is one contributor working on building A and one working on building B. After each contributor has commissioned his or her 250 cameras each, they can themselves export the project files. To re-combine or merge both sub-projects, we have introduced a Project Assistant project file import feature in our Bosch Configuration Manager 6.10. This feature allows you to conveniently import multiple project files at once and to easily integrate them into your existing system structure. Please, check out the corresponding "How to import project files into Configuration Manager 6.10" article in this community. * Restrictions due to project file size might apply depending on the sharing medium. The synchronization functionality is only available for Dropbox. Using the Dropbox Synchronization feature This feature let's you plan and preprare a project ahead of time, e.g. in the office, which can then be shared via Dropbox with multiple other contributors as needed. That means everyone that was "invited" to work on this project has access to the same project file, where there is only one "master" version residing in the cloud that is accessed and synchronized via Dropbox. Consequently, you can avoid managing multiple versions of the same project file. Therefore, depending on the internet connectivity of all contributor's devices, you can see the real-time progress of the project, no matter if you are in building A, building B or even in the office. All updates to the project are immediately synced via Dropbox among all contributors. If you want to know how to setup it up, please check out the following videos:   Of course, the Project Assistant project file import feature in our Bosch Configuration Manager 6.10 is also available for futher configuration and system integration for this option, as well.
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