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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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    ‎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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    ‎10-28-2019 03:38 PM
    BVMS Mobile Video Service - Creating a Self-Signed Certificate to establish a trusted connection Some sites may request or require that the connection to the Mobile Video Service is a trusted connection.  The following procedure will allow you to create a self signed certificate to allow a trusted connection between a web browser and MVS. -Navigate to the Microsoft Management Console Run command mmc.exe Go to File ---> Add/Remove Snap-in… Highlight Certificates and Add for Computer Account You should see certificates listed for Local Computer Save a copy of this console to the Desktop -Run Windows PowerShell ‘as administrator’ on the MVS Server Run the following commands in Windows Power Shell to create the self-signed certificate including the IP address of the MVS and the DNS name so both will work when accessing from a web browser. $todaydt = Get-Date $20years = $todaydt.AddYears(20) New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName "mvsIPaddress",”DNSname” -notafter $20years If creation was successful, you will see a thumbprint with a hash as well as the subject CN=ipaddress -Navigate back to your saved MMC console Find the newly created certificate under the Personal  ---> Certificates directory Copy the Certificate to Trusted Root Certification Authorities ---> Certificates directory -Navigate to the IIS Manager Highlight the server machine name on the top-left and then double-click Server Certificates Double-click the created certificate and verify that a private key corresponds to the certificate and that the certificate is OK under the Certification Path Expand the server machine name on the left to reveal the Sites Highlight BoschIVS Select Bindings… on the far right-hand side Edit the Binding for 443 Select the newly created certificate under the SSL certificate dropdown Select OK Click Yes that you want to change the binding Add… new binding Type: https Port: 444 Choose BoschVms in the SSL certificate dropdown Click OK -Navigate to the BVMS Config Client to edit the MVS URL Change the MVS URL to reflect port 444 Example:  https://mvsIPaddress:444/mvs Red X should go away Save/Activate  (BVMS will be bound on the new port and still be able to communicate with the MVS server -Open Internet Explorer (as administrator) and navigate to the MVS URL using the IP address or the DNS Name Continue to the site with the certificate error Click on the certificate error in the navigation bar Click View Certificates and then Install Certificate Install for the Local Machine Place certificate in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store Click Finish and close out the browser Open IE again and navigate back to the MVS.  There should be no more error.   *The reason behind changing the port to 444 is to make browser access for basic users easier.  This way basic users only have to enter the IP address or DNS name and do not have to enter a special port in the URL.    
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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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    ‎06-08-2021 09:23 AM
    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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    ‎05-13-2021 03:45 PM
    Related Products Workstations, Z4G4, Microsoft License Question Is it possible to Activate Windows 10 by phone for Bosch Workstations? Answer With introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft disable the phone license activation for Bosch Workstations. Please perform online activation over internet.
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    ‎06-03-2020 11:33 AM
    Question BVMS Lite and BVMS Viewer are BVMS editions that you can download and activate free-of-charge. How can I set-up a basic (live and recorded video) BVMS system? Answer First, you need to download the software package, active the BVMS Lite license and install the software. This is described in this article: BVMS - Activating a license. Second, you need to prepare an iSCSI environment which is suitable for recording video. Any Windows Server based operating system will do. This is described in this article: BVMS - Configuring a Microsoft iSCSI target. Last, you need to add cameras to the system and start the recording. This is described in this youtube video: How to add a new camera using Configuration Client (BVMS). Now, have a look at the Operator Client quick guide and you're ready to go! Where can I get more information on advanced functionality? Once the software (configuration client or operator client) is running you can press F1 at any time to open the embedded software help! All of the advanced functionality BVMS offers is explained in the help files.
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    ‎08-19-2020 08:21 AM
    Question How can I protect my security system, from an IT security perspective? Answer The attached document explains how the security system can be hardened. Additionally the BVMS - Network Design Guide includes best practices for desgning a secure network.  
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    ‎08-11-2021 10:19 AM
    When using the BVMS 9.0 installer on a Windows 10 "October 2018 update" machine (Build 1809) the SNMP services cannot be installed. Microsoft has changed the way the SNMP services are installed in Windows 10 "October 2018 update".
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    ‎07-20-2021 02:42 PM
    RTSP and multicast streaming There are different ways for a client to receive a multicast stream: the client can connect to the camera and request a multicast stream. In this case you would see a connection in the dashboard. If not checked, it requires at least one connected client to have the camera provide the stream into the multicast group. Clients who just joined would receive no stream if there is no client connected. the client can join an existing multicast stream without connecting to the camera. It must know the multicast group. You would not see this client on the dashboard. The streaming flag tells the camera if it should feed its stream into this multicast group, regardless of a connected client. This is an option if there are many, many clients possibly connecting to the same camera/stream. There is no difference in data amount if streaming is checked or not as long as there is at least one multicast client connected to this multicast group. Below you find a way how to pass a special connection string to request a multicast stream via RTSP from a BOSCH IP camera or IP encoder.
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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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    ‎08-11-2021 09:52 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.
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    ‎08-02-2021 01:14 PM
    This article explains how BVMS can be configured to connect to an LDAP (or Microsoft Active Directory) and use it as a base for user authentication.   BVMS is able to function in a (Windows) domain-controlled environment. The BVMS (and related) services run under the local system account. If another (domain-controlled) account is used to run these services, their permissions level should be the same as the local system account. It is recommended to add the Windows server to the domain first (as a domain member), before installing the BVMS software. The BVMS configuration is independent from the domain configuration, however, crucial changes in the domain could break the connection between the BVMS system and the LDAP authentication mechanism.
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    ‎06-08-2021 09:17 AM
    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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    ‎01-29-2020 05:41 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: This is the old way as for Project Assistant versions < 1.3:   This is the easier and more convenient way introduced with Project Assistant 1.3.1: 1) Project Mode 2) Single Camera Mode   Restrictions: Wi-Fi interaction between the Bosch Portable Installation Tool and the Project Assistant differs slightly between the three platforms (Windows, iOS and Android). Please refer to the videos above for details Automatic detection of the tool’s Wi-Fi access point within the app might not work, if the tool was previously connected to / added to the list known Wi-Fi networks in the phone’s or PC’s Wi-Fi settings, i.e. the first time connection was established outside of the Project Assistant. Remove the tool’s Wi-Fi network from the list of known networks of your phone/PC and re-connect from within the Project Assistant. Wi-Fi access point is set to factory default by pressing the reset button on the (physical) Wi-Fi module of the Bosch Portable Installation tool   Yours sincerely,   Your Bosch Security App Team
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    a week ago
    Never lose track of an object of interest! Intelligent Tracking automatically zooms in to and follows a selected Intelligent Video Analytics object as far as possible with the camera. For AUTODOME / MIC IP 7000, this means automatically steering the camera to zoom in to the object and follow it. For a FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000, Intelligent Tracking is available in the Virtual PTZ video and steers the dewarped cut-out. For DINION / FLEXIDOME IP 7000 / 8000 cameras, Intelligent Tracking can steer a region of interest (ROI) stream. This article describes how to set Intelligent Tracking up with FW 6.30 and lists the differences based on the camera types.  
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    ‎08-09-2021 04:02 PM
    The Bosch VRM Monitor page does not open correctly, but instead displays an Error. Any Replay client requesting video from the  Bosch Video Recording Manager service, only receives the Time-Line but the video is alway Black. Bosch VRM by default uses Ports 80 & 443.
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    ‎08-26-2021 03:59 PM
    The BVMS Logbook database can be moved to another SQL Server. This article describes the steps that are necessary to migrate the database and describes how to confirm if the migration was successful.   BVMS is using Microsoft SQL Server Express to store its logbook. Based on the information provided by Microsoft (Compare SQL Server 2017 editions), SQL Server Express is limited to a 10GB database size. This could be insufficient for larger installations or installations that require a very long logbook retention time. Additionally, some organizations have a dedicated SQL server environment which should be utilized by all applications. The BVMS Logbook database can be moved to another SQL Server. This guide describes the steps that are necessary to migrate the database and describes how to confirm if the migration was successful.
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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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    ‎06-08-2021 09:11 AM
    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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