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    ‎06-06-2019 03:13 PM
    Background information: The Bosch Video Client is a 32bit application, CFM 5.50 and newer are 64bit applictions. 32bit applications can only R/W 32bit files (where as 64bit applications can R/W to both 32 & 64bit files), so in order for BVC to access the CFM database, this database also needs to be 32bit. Problem Description: If you need to configure newer devices with newer FW, you will need to install the relavant CFM version (e.g. CPP 7.3 Camera with FW 7.10.xxxx would require min CFM 6.20.xxxx), by installing the new CFM this will upgrade the original database to 64bit. Leading to an issue that BVC can not open the database! Solution: Reinstall CFM <5.5.x once more which will cause the database to be migrated back to 32bit. Important Notes: Strong database encryption must not be activated, otherwise BVC will fail to start.
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    ‎05-20-2019 04:54 PM
    Question What's new or fixed in Project Assistant 1.2.3? Answer This release concentrates on general stability improvements and bug fixes. We could address three findings thanks to your feedback: Keyboards on Samsung devices sometimes got stuck (Android only) Dropbox sync showed unexpected behavior when sharing a project Wireless Connectivity Flexidome IP 8000i: “Camera found nearby – connect” dialog although being properly connected to the camera already
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    ‎08-03-2021 08:55 AM
    If BVMS and VRM are installed on the same machine, it is needed to change the TCP Port of the VRM Monitor.
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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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    ‎04-06-2021 09:11 AM
    Related Products: BVMS, application crash, memory dump This article lists the scenarios in which technical support normally request dump file from a BVMS system. It contains general guidelines how to create a dump file for BVMS system and provides links to more concrete articles, that correspond to particular issues and exact steps to create a dump. BVMS dumps are needed to troubleshoot the following types of issues: Application crashes – dump is expected to provide more information about the cause of the crash and its origin. Memory or handle leaks – dump is expected to point to their origins Deadlocks, freezes and hangs – dump is expected to point to their origins Recommended tool to create BVMS dumps. The recommended tool is Procdump. It is a command line tool which must be started from the command shell. Development provides couple of .bat files that start Procdump with predefined parameters and cover the most common dump creation cases. The tool as well as the set of .bat files are attached to this article: BVMS_DumpTools_V2.zip The batch file names follow a naming guideline: <Executable>_<Dump use case> , where <Executable> is one of: ConfigClient ConfigWizard OperatorClient ManagementServer ArchivePlayer ExceptionTest and <Dump use case> is one of SingleDump TwoDumps DumpOnException DumpOnHang ActivatePostmortemDebugging There are 3 possible error scenarios and corresponding dump creation methods: Dump creation for reproducible crashes that trigger Windows Error Reporting Run the affected application/service (Operator Client, Configuration Client or Management Server Service) Reproduce the steps that lead to the crash Leave the Windows crash dialog open Run the corresponding batch file for creating a single dump: *_SingleDump.bat. E.g. run OperatorClient_SingleDump.bat to create a single dump of the Operator Client process. Provide support with the resulting .dmp file a description of the steps to reproduce the problem ConfigCollection Note: attached you can find a configured example for this scenario and application Operator Client - BVMS_OC_dump_onException.zip Dump creation for reproducible memory or handle leaks Run the affected application/service (Operator Client, Configuration Client or Management Server Service) Run the corresponding batch file for creating two dumps: *_TwoDumps.bat. E.g. run OperatorClient_TwoDumps.bat to create two dumps of the Operator Client process. Note that by default, the delay between the two dumps is set to one hour (3600 seconds). Depending on the magnitude of the memory leak, you might want to increase/decrease the delay. To do that, edit file *_TwoDumps.bat: replace value "3600" by a value that fits your needs e.g. a value of "7200" will create two dumps with a delay of two hours. Reproduce the steps that lead to the memory leak. Wait until the second dump was created. Provide support with the resulting two .dmp files a description of the steps to reproduce the memory leak a ConfigCollection Dump creation for crashes/hangs/freezes that are hard to reproduce Deactivate the restarting option for Operator Client / Configuration Client: To deactivate the restarting option for Operator Client / Configuration Client: edit ..\Bosch\VMS\bin\ConfigClient.exe.config or ..\Bosch\VMS\bin\OperatorClient.exe.config. Navigate to section <appSettings> add a new entry <add key = "DisableExceptionHandling" value="TRUE" />. Run ActivatePostmortemDebugging.bat Run the affected application/service (Operator Client, Configuration Client or Management Server Service) As soon as the issue appears, check whether the dump was created. Provide support with the resulting .dmp file description of the steps to reproduce the crash ConfigCollection Note: attached you can find a configured example for this scenario and application Operator Client - BVMS_OC_dump_Just-In-Time-Debuger.zip
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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 02:43 PM
    Upcoming with FW 7.10 and CM 6.20, Camera Trainer is a licensable Intelligent Video Analytics module that allows uses to define objects of intereste and train their own detectors for them based on examples of target objects and non-target objects. In contrast to the moving objects detected in general by IVA 7.10, Camera Trainer allows detection of both moving and non-moving objects, separates and immediately classifies them. Training can be done both on live video as well as on recordings available through the respective camera. The resulting detectors can be down- and uploaded for distribution to other cameras.
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    ‎04-04-2019 12:52 PM
    In all VRM installation packages the required .NET framework package is included in the VRM installation routine. As Microsoft Operating Systems are expected to get and have the latest security updates applied before installing any new software component like VRM (Video Recording Manger) or VSG (Video Streaming Gateway), the installer will successfully finish the installation routine. The same is valid for BOSCH DIVAR IP product range:  The DIVAR IP Appliance installer contains Microsoft update packages available from Microsoft at the time BOSCH creates the Appliance installer. But all Microsoft Updates release after the Appliance installer release date are not included in the BOSCH package. It is therefore recommended to check for Microsoft updates whenever a Bosch DIVAR IP Appliance installer is installed. For VRM (Video Recording Manager) stand-alone Systems and Servers with VSG (Video Streaming Gateway) installed, it is also strongly recommended to check for Microsoft OS updates before the VRM Master Installer is installed/updated. Note: In case an error code 5100 is shown during the VRM Software installation, please ensure that all Microsoft updates for the used Operating Systems are installed and run the BOSCH Software installer after that once again. For more details Microsoft provides more informaiton here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/astebner/2008/10/13/net-framework-setup-verification-tool-users-guide/ For older BVMS and VRM installations please also refer to the following previous article: https://community.boschsecurity.com/t5/Security-Video/-/ta-p/416
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    ‎04-29-2021 10:40 AM
    Related Products: BVMS SDK, BVMS    Overview: BVMS Scriptlets can be debugged via logging to a logger file or messaging to the Operator workstation. This article describes how to enable BVMS Scriplet logging. You can log to the Server Script log or the Client Script log. Logs are default send to C:\ProgramData\Bosch\VMS\Log   1.Creating Log files ClientScriptLogger – automatically created Creates file “ClientScriptLog.txt” ServerScriptLogger - automatically created  Creates file “ServerScriptLog.txt”   2.Log information to the log files There are 3 methods to log information: Log Info Log Error Log Debug   Examples: [Scriptlet("59c4d66e-9395-4dcc-8d27-90dc2b7a00c4")] public void DemoLogger() { //use refence:C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727 MessageBox.Show("Hello World"); Logger.Info("Hello World script started"); Logger.Error("Hello World script started"); Logger.Debug("Hello World script started"); // Not writing to ClientScriptLog.txt ! }   3.Logging Location - C:\ProgramData\Bosch\VMS\Log. The logs are automatically collected by the BVMS Configuration Collection Tool. 4.Changing the location of the BVMS Scriplet Logging.   Server Scripts : Logging Directory can be found in the file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bosch\VMS\AppData\Server\CentralServer\BvmsLogCfg.xml and is defined by the ServerScriptLogAppender path: Default: </appender> <appender name="ServerScriptLogAppender" type="Bosch.Vms.Shared.Logging.Imp.RollingFileAppender, Bosch.Vms.Shared.Logging.Imp"> <file value="%CommonApplicationData%\\Bosch\\VMS\\Log\\ServerScriptLog.txt"/>   Client Scripts : Logging Directory can be found in the file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bosch\VMS\AppData\Client\OpClient\ApplicationWiring\Nvr\LogCfg.xml and is defined by the ClientScriptLogAppender path: Default: </appender> <appender name=“ClientScriptLogAppender" type="Bosch.Vms.Shared.Logging.Imp.RollingFileAppender, Bosch.Vms.Shared.Logging.Imp"> <file value="%CommonApplicationData%\\Bosch\\VMS\\Log\\ClientScriptLog.txt"/>
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    ‎04-05-2021 12:09 PM
    Collect Video SDK Logs for VSDK based applications:
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    ‎07-12-2021 09:39 PM
    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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    ‎03-26-2019 02:54 PM
    Question How can I migrate the full configuration (including server configuration and user settings) of a BVMS system from one server to another? (please note that, currently, the export mechanisms provided in the BVMS Configuration Client do not export the userdata. This is a known problem and being worked on. Until then this work-around should be applied). Answer Stop the BVMS Central Server service on the existing server from the Windows task manager or Services overview. Stop the BVMS Central Server service on the new server from the Windows task manager or Services overview. Copy the contents of the directory C:\programdata\Bosch\VMS\UserData on the existing server to the same directory on the new server (via the network or other media). Copy the "elements.bvms" file located in the directory C:\programdata\Bosch\VMS\ on the existing server to the same location on the new server (via the network or other media). Start the BVMS Central Server service on the new server from the Windows task manager or Services overview.
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    4 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.   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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    This article explains how to find the source (details of the workstation) and credentials that are used to attempt to login into BVMS (when the attempt has failed)
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    ‎04-04-2019 09:19 AM
    Symptoms transparant data transmission at a Encoder VideoJet Multi 4000 or VIP-X16-XF-E stops / does not work any longer in case of a power outage and restart of the device. Diagnosis when e.g. controlling a Bosch Autodome 7000 and PTZ via Transparent Data not working after reboot of the encoder, this is caused by an issue in the released firmware. It doesn't matter if it is Firmware 6.30.0047 or 6.30.0059. As a power outage should happen not too often the solution below is offered to fix this. Solution The solution is via a workaround using an ATSL script in the encoder to re-set the COM port baud-rate upon a reboot/restart of the encoder (which should in normal practice not happen to often). Please add th following scritp to the Alarm Task Editor tab either via CM or Web interface. //The 1st line set the board rate, 2nd line sets the port type RS232 = 1 or RS485/422 = 2 RcpCommand setCOMBaudrate := { Command( "rcp.xml?command=0x027e&type=T_DWORD&direction=WRITE&protocol=TCP&payload=9600&num=1" ) }; RcpCommand setCOMMode := {Command("rcp.xml?command=0x0208&type=T_OCTET&direction=WRITE&protocol=TCP&num=1&payload=2")}; if (true) then setCOMBaudrate, setCOMMode; If the device has a password set then 2 additional perimeters need to be added UserName() and Password(""). RcpCommand <name of RCP command> := { Command( "Bla Bal Bla" ) UserName(Service) Password( "enter the service level password here" ) }; There will be no furhter release or fix provided by BOSCH status of 2019-03-19 as the ATSL script resolves this.
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    ‎02-22-2019 11:41 AM
    Question  What's new or fixed in Project Assistant 1.2.2? Answer Next to general stability improvements and bug fixes, version 1.2.2 of the Project Assistant introduces the following new feature on all three platforms: Allow re-configuration of a camera, e.g. wirelessly adjust the field of view of a FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i , while local recording is running. One bug fix worth mentioning explicitly is that we addressed a connectivity issue, which was faced, when connecting wirelessly to multiple FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i cameras one after another. Related News We have published a new Excel template file that makes the import of existing information into the Project Assistant even easier. Feel free to check out the updated Knowledge Base article. Further information can be found in the release letter attached. Best regards, Your Project Assistant Team!
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    ‎04-29-2021 02:20 PM
    Related Products: Video Analytics for Firmware 6.60 and above This article covers traffic monitoring of Bosch Video Analytics with How to Videos (one already available and one in planning) Default scenario of wrong way detection Learn how to use the default scenario of wrong way detection: A predefined scenario that can be used to detect an object that is traveling the wrong way.   Default scenario traffic incidents This predefined scenario is designed to detect common traffic incidents on roads: Wrong way – triggers an alarm if object travels in wrong direction Pedestrian – triggers an alarm if pedestrian is on the road Slow vehicle – triggers an alarm if vehicle moves slower then predefined speed. Stopped vehicle – triggers an alarm when vehicle is stopped longer than predefined time span. Dropped object – Triggers and alarm if an object is dropped on the road   This how to video shows in detail how to use the predefined tasks Wrong way, Slow vehicle and Stopped vehicle.   Note: If needed you can get additional how to information on camera calibration.  
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    ‎03-24-2021 10:22 PM
    Related Products AUTODOME 7000 HD, MIC 7000i, and MIC 9000i Question  Why is the minimum FW version 6.52.0003 for these models? Answer In November 2018 an internal hardware (HW) change was made to these models that requires this new minimum FW version. The new HW version isn't backwards compatible with older FW versions. Question If the unit has been upgraded to a higher version, how do I get the 6.52.0003 FW? Answer This FW version was only released for these three models, so it isn't available on the Bosch Download Store. At this time, please contact Technical Support to obtain this FW. It will be available on the individual Product catalog pages by March 11, 2019 (or sooner).
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    ‎04-29-2021 10:49 AM
     Related Products: Video Analytics for Firmware 6.60 and above This article describes how to count with Bosch Video Analytics with How to Video and a Technical Note on the topic. View the video to get initial idea how to set up the feature, short explanations on the prerequisites and an example configuration.    For in depth description of the feature counting please check the attached Technical Note. It provides background information and technical details and can support you to configure and optimize a particular counting scenario.  How to Video: People counting default scenario Learn how to configure the default scenario - People counting: A predefined scenario that can be used to count people that are crossing a specified / specific line.   Technical Note on Counting The attached document describes in depth the count feature of Video Analytics. It explains how to plan the camera perspective and best practices for camera view, the set up for the scenario people counting and the options to access the counter data.   Note: If needed you can get additional how to information on camera calibration.
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    ‎04-29-2021 03:46 PM
    Related Products: Video Analytics for Firmware 6.60 and above Technical Note on Intrusion Detection The technical Note  attached to this article contains detailed technical description of Intrusion Detection, set up guidance for different usage scenarios and best practices. It is useful to get in depth knowledge about Intrusion detection or to find the answer of frequently asked questions.   Intrusion detection without calibration Learn how to use the default scenario - Intrusion detection no camera calibration: A predefined scenario that can be used to detect intruders in small areas and controlled environments Intrusion detection one field   Learn how to use the default scenario - Intrusion detection one field: A predefined scenario that can be used to detect intruders in small areas. Intrusion detection two fields   Learn how to use the default scenario - Intrusion detection two fields: A predefined scenario that can be used to detect intruders in large outdoor areas.  Note: If needed you can get additional how to information on camera calibration.
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