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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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    ‎12-06-2018 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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    ‎11-26-2018 02:22 PM
     In August 2018 (10-08-2018) the VRM version 03.71.0029 was released. The Video Recording Manager 03.71.0029 is fully supported with BVMS 8.0 and Product Management of BVMS and VRM recommend to use this VRM version instead of the former Release version of VRM 03.70.0056. Changes / Bug Fixes: One of the main bugfix reasons to use VRM 03.71.0029 is a fix in regards to correct display and replay of recorded clips in continous and alarm recording mode. This fix is listed on page 2 of hte attached Relase Letter. For Troubleshooting and support reasons it is essential to double-check a reported gap in recording and to analyze on Level 2 and Level 3 support side what circoumstanced could lead to a video gap. See in the following chapter what kind of data a trained BOSCH partner, Installer or Video expert should provide to the BOSCH Technical Support to advise on next steps. The data described here below can and should be collected before the software VRM is changed and updated to a latger version. Note: Video Recording Manager version 03.71.0029 is not the latest available version of VRM, but in combination with other 3rd party implemantation or usage of special BOSCH VMS software version (e.g. BVMS 8.0) this VRM version 03.71.0029 may be required. VRM logging to collect for in depth expert troubleshooting In certain situations and troubleshooting scenarios extended logfiles might be required. The BOSCH Level 1 and BOSCH Level 2 team will assist all users on how to collect these data and cooperate with the BOSCH Level 3 Support where needed. Backup the configuration of BVMS and VRM (BVMS elements and VRM config.xml file) Enable debug logging of the VRM Depending on the used Configuraiton Software the debug logging need to be enabled to get an extended logging informaiton. In case a gap in recording happened in the past it is anyhow helpful to enable the debug logging for a defined time for future incidents. To analyze the already occured video recording gap the available VRM logging must be collected. Depending on 32-Bit or 64-Bit version of the VRM software, the loggings are found in the "primary" or "secondary" sub-directory structure. Surch for     ...\Bosch\Video Recording Manager\VRM Server   folder at your VRM server to find a similar directory view like shown in the screenshot here below: Inside the directory "log" the standard logging data of the VRM are found and need to bre collected. In addition to the standard logfiles of the relevant day, the debug logging from a defined time period need to be provided in case debug logging was enabled prior to an incident. Here the "debug" logfiles are found: The debug loggins are saved in a special directory "debug". The Spanhistory logging does provide details of the storage usage. It describes which internal "storage block" was used. It describes the IP of the target, the LUN and the block used for a recording. The Spanhistory of the day where the recording was done and shows issues (e.g. the video reocriding gap), the related spanhistory logfiles is required. As seen in an earlier screenshot above the VRM configuration file is found in the directory:     ...\Bosch\Video Recording Manager\VRM Server\primaryAll versions of the config.xml need to be provided to the Technical Support.  
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    ‎11-26-2018 04:14 PM
     This article explains how to exchange the battery on the DIVAR Hybrid and Network in a safe way.
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    ‎10-10-2018 03:08 PM
    rectrieve live video with Video Security Client Software for Windows version 2.2
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    ‎09-10-2018 01:43 PM
    Use the project assistant to commission multi-camera projects and generate project reports. Available for Windows and iOS and Android. (status 2018-08-06 / Version 1.1)
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    ‎09-10-2018 01:37 PM
    The name that you assign to a camera in the Project Assistant is currently not displayed in the Configuration Manager device list.  This will be fixed with the next version of the Project Assistant, which is planned to be released in November 2018.   Current experience: Setting camera name in Project Assistant   Current Configuration Manager view (based on Project Assistant version 1.1) Camera name is only displayed in the "Camera name" section on the right-hand side, not in the device list on the left. You only see the camera's IP address.
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    ‎05-21-2018 08:47 PM
    Can I upgrade existing BVMS Pro system to a BVMS Enterprise system?
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    ‎05-21-2018 08:40 PM
    This will let you call up cameras on an Allegiant monitor output across the network to a remote site.
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    ‎05-21-2018 08:36 PM
    Related Products Bosch Recording Station (BRS) version 8.9 and later   Question I cannot configure UDP tunneling on BRS. Network cards are grayed out.   Answer Under certain circumstances BRS NetLimiter may become not registered. The network cards are not shown in Configuration > Security and Network > Network settings. In that case, register BRS NetLimiter manually: 1. Close BRS application 2. Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Services > Bosch Networking Service    a) Set "Startup Type" to "disabled"    b) Stop service    c) In a console window with administrative rights, enter "C:\Program Files\Bosch\Recording Station\NetLimiterServer" /service    d) Set "Startup Type" to "Automatic"    e) Start service 3. Start BRS application
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    ‎05-21-2018 08:33 PM
    Connections and programming for VIP X1XF and VG5 600 Dome.
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    ‎05-21-2018 08:31 PM
    Related Products DiBos version 8.0 to 8.7 BRS version 8.8 and later   Question How to configure LDAP in DiBos / BRS?   Answer See attached 8 screenshots which guide through the LDAP configuration. Known restrictions on the AD: - users and user groups must be located in the same directory in the AD - DiBos / BRS supports max. 1000 user groups in the AD - Comma separated user (ex. User, John) are not supported.
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    ‎05-21-2018 08:30 PM
    Related Products DVR 700 series BVIP device   Question Why does Divar 700 change the settings of 2nd stream, even though only 1st stream is configured in the DVR?   Answer Divar 700 uses the concept where it assumes to be the (master) device to have control over the cameras and their streams. Stream 1 is always set to profile 1 Stream 2 is always set to profile 2 Only one command is sent from DVR to set both stream 1&2 So please configure profile 2 in the wanted way to be used with stream 2.
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    ‎05-21-2018 08:30 PM
    Related Products VIPXD (Audio Version)   Question Why there is NO sound from a loudspeaker connected to a VIPXD SPK port?   Answer The RTC_AUDIO_LOUDSPEAKER_ON_OFF flag is not activated. This flag can be set manually by using this CGI command: http://160.10.x.x/rcp.xml?command=0x09be&type=F_FLAG&payload=1&direction=WRITE&num=1 Replace 160.10.x.x by your VIPXD IP address.
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    ‎05-21-2018 08:16 PM
    Related Products VRM Question Can I import Direct-to-iSCSI recordings into VRM? Answer No. iSCSI arrays used in Direct-to-iSCSI recording mode must be formatted when imported into VRM.
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    ‎05-18-2018 07:48 PM
    Related Products Bosch Video Client (BVC) Question Where can I find my stored recordings?   Answer Default path of the recordings is set as: C:\Documents and Setting\Admin\My Documents\Bosch\Video Client\Recordings This path can be changed in the configuration manager under the tab System > Applications > Video Client > Application > Manual Recording
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    ‎05-18-2018 01:49 PM
    Related Products All IP encoders Answer Copy/Paste the selection below to your alarm task editor and save. This script will make your encoder trip relay 1 only when IVA rule #1 alarm is active. // Set TempState to monostable mode, 5 seconds OperationMode monostable := { High(50) }; TempState(1) := monostable; if (VCARule(1,1)) then TempState(1) :=true; if (TempState(1)) then Relay(1) :=true else Relay(1) :=false;
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    ‎05-18-2018 01:41 PM
    Related Products All IP encoders   Answer Copy/Paste this example into the alarm task editor and save.  See comments below for more details, annotated by //. // Settings for JPEG posting JpegPosting PicPosting := { IP( "put ftp FQDN servername or IP here" ) Login( "anonymous" ) Password( "anonymous" ) Format( Large ) FileName( "Snap" ) Suffix( Date ) Camera( All ) }; // Define Operation Mode to periodic, 15min low and 0.1 second high OperationMode periodic := { Low(18000) High(1) }; //define logic TempState(1):=periodic; if(true) then TempState(1); if (TempState(1)) then PicPosting;
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    ‎05-18-2018 01:39 PM
    Related Products Bosch encoders Answer Place this in the alarm task editor and save it.  Please read the comments for more details.  They are noted below by //. //Define weekly timer from Monday to Sunday from 7am to 9pm Timer weekly := {TimeBegin(07:00) TimeEnd(21:00) DayBegin(Mo) DayEnd(Su) }; //define what is to be recorded Recording recording:= { Camera(All) }; // Define Operation Mode to periodic, 1 sec low 30 min high OperationMode periodic := { Low(10) High(18000) }; TempState(1):=periodic; //define recording timer OperationMode monostable := {High(50)}; TempState(2):=monostable; //Turn on recording timer if (IsActivated(weekly)) then TempState(1) := true; if (TempState(1)) then TempState(2) := true; if (TempState(2)) then recording else Stop(recording);
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    ‎05-18-2018 01:23 PM
    How many streams can use the BP+ profile?
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