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    ‎09-18-2019 09:17 AM
    As video surveillance use grows in commercial, government and private use cases, the need for low-cost storage at scale is growing rapidly. BVMS, Bosch cameras, HPE hardware and SUSE Enterprise Storage provide a platform that is an ideal target for recording these streams. There are numerous difficulties around storing unstructured video surveillance data at massive scale. Video surveillance data tends to be written only once or become stagnant over time. This stale data takes up valuable space on expensive block and file storage, and yet needs to be available in seconds. With this massive scale, the difficulty of keeping all the data safe and available is also growing. Many existing storage solutions are a challenge to manage and control at such scale. Management silos and user interface limitations make it harder to deploy new storage into business infrastructure. The solution is software-defined storage (SDS). This is a storage system that delivers a full suite of persistent storage services via an autonomous software stack that can run on an industry standard, commodity hardware platform. Bosch, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and SUSE have partnered to deliver the benefits of SDS to the video surveillance industry. Using SUSE Enterprise Storage™ on HPE ProLiant DL and Apollo servers in a Bosch video surveillance environment simplifies the management of today’s volume of data, and provides the flexibility to scale for all enterprise storage needs. The full description can be found in the attached whitepaper.
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    ‎03-18-2019 11:22 AM
    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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    ‎02-14-2019 12:55 PM
     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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    ‎01-22-2020 05:27 PM
    Dear all, please find the release information about Configuration Manager 7.00.0111. Configuration Manager 7.0 introduces a complete rework of the user interface, following the latest Bosch application style guide, with many improvements in readability, compactness and improved navigation for a better user experience. New Features User Interface Look-and-feel according to latest Bosch style guide, improvements on readability of form elements. Screen space optimization due to higher density of presented information, optionally vertical navigation bar. Scaling invariant user controls enable smooth support for high DPI screens. Avoiding horizontal scrolling by adaptive column reduction. New easy to use filters, supporting “Google”-like free text matching on various identifiers as well as down into device properties. VCA pages with new sub-navigation, larger video presentation for easier task setup, improved calibration and Camera Trainer pages, in-field editing, object filter page, and providing tooltips and direct links to help pages. Security Strong password demand during first start of the program. Working without password prompts extra warning pop-up and requires specific user action. Certificate creation now allows including usage. This enables fully automated batch certificate creation for larger sets of devices. The creation dialog shows the progress of key creation. Cameras Support for new AUTODOME IP 7000i and MIC IP 7100i with firmware 7.52, introducing changes and enhancements on picture settings and pre-position settings pages. Setting an alternate home position is now possible for applicable moving cameras. Support for new DINION and FLEXIDOME IP 3000i series with firmware 7.51. An RCP+ message and/or a SNMP trap from cameras, if time sync fails, can be configured. Storages Assignment option for CHAP password on DSA E series storages added. Password must be from 12 to 16 characters long. Decoders Playback permission is configurable for IP Matrix since decoder firmware 9.60. Changes Support for Bosch Video Client (BVC) and BVIP Lite Suite is excluded. The configuration backup of the Configuration Repository is now referring to the MAC address of a device instead of the IP address. Network scan is now also possible for IPv6 networks. Context menu and some configuration pages cleaned-up for decoders. Improved feedback on firmware upload status and errors. The character ‘+’ is not allowed anymore for camera passwords since it is also blocked in cameras from firmware 7.50 onwards. The image posting tab is moved from ‘Network’ to ‘Recording’, and a link to configure accounts was added. Secure crypto-coprocessor version is now displayed on camera’s compatibility tab. Note Configuration Manager 7.0 has excluded support for Bosch Video Client and BVIP Lite Suite. Installing it over an existing installation of a previous version will encrypt the database with strong encryption and thus render it unusable for the older software. Please refer to the release notes for details: https://downloadstore.boschsecurity.com/FILES/Bosch_Releaseletter_ConfigManager_7.00.0111.pdf The software package will be loaded into ST4 the next days and uploaded to the product catalogue with the next sync. It has already been uploaded to DownloadStore as well.
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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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    ‎05-22-2018 05:01 PM
    How to export the Archive Player in IE
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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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    ‎02-12-2019 02:16 PM
    The attached technical note describes idle and removed object detection with Intelligent or Essential Video Analytics in FW 6.30, how to configure it and what the limitations are.
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    ‎02-12-2019 02:16 PM
    The attached technical note describes the camera tamper detection options available with FW 6.30: Scene too dark / bright, global change, reference image check
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    ‎08-26-2019 01:03 PM
    Question How can I combine a ISS SecureOS Auto system (providing ANPR functionality) with a BVMS system? Answer The attached document describes the steps how to configure BVMS and the ISS SecureOS Auto system for achieving watchlist ANPR alarms and recorded ANPR detections into the BVMS logbook.  
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    ‎07-18-2019 07:50 AM
    Question Can I move the BVMS Logbook database to a separate Microsoft SQL Server to ease maintenance or increase the size of the Logbook? Answer The BVMS Logbook database can be moved to another SQL Server. The attched 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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    ‎03-29-2019 10:38 AM
    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. 1. Detailed description of the expected behavior of the SDK functionality. 2. Detailed description of the actual behavior of the SDK functionality. 3. 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? 4. 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? 5.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.)  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. 1.Source Code Provide a little sample application that illustrates the BVMS SDK issue and list the reproduction steps. 2.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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    ‎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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    ‎05-22-2018 04:57 PM
    Related Products DIVAR AN 3000 DIVAR AN 5000 How to configure Monitor B output for Divar AN 3000-5000 Solution see attachment.
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    ‎02-12-2019 02:18 PM
    The museum mode of Intelligent and Essential Video Analytics is an optimized tracking mode to detect whenever someone tries to reach towards and touch a valuable asset like a museum exhibit. It can also be used in any other application where approaching a sterile zone from a more crowded environment shall be detected. The attached tech note describes when and how to use it with FW 6.30.
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    ‎11-19-2019 01:22 PM
    Symptoms The Activation Key provided from SLMS cannot be activated in BVMS. During the introduction of BVMS 10.0 the BVMS Lite16, 32, and 64 base licenses were not introduced and succeeded by BVMS Lite 10.0 (8 channel base package). Existing BVMS Lite customers might still want to upgrade to BVMS 10.0. Solution The LIF file attached to this article (in the zip archive) can be imported in BVMS Lite 10.0 installations using the license manager (the license manager can be found in the "Tools" menu of the BVMS Configuration Client). Once imported, BVMS Lite 16, 32, 64 systems that are covered under SMA can be upgraded.    
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    ‎10-21-2019 02:05 PM
    Related Products: BVMS, Operator Client This article describes the initial information needed to start troubleshooting Operator Client Crash. Needed information and logs from the customer: 1. Note down the events that lead to crash 2. Classify the crash reproducible crashes that trigger Windows Error Reporting crashes/hangs/freezes that are hard to reproduce, or take long before repeating 3. Provide the following logs: Dump file from the crash – refer to the following article ( https://community.boschsecurity.com/t5/Security-Video/How-To-create-BVMS-memory-dump/ta-p/7326 ) ConfigCollection from the machine where the crashing Operator Client is running.
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    ‎04-26-2019 11:03 AM
    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. Solution: 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 https://community.boschsecurity.com/t5/Security-Video/How-To-create-BVMS-memory-dump/ta-p/7326?advanced=false&collapse_discussion=true&filter=includeTkbs,location&include_tkbs=true&location=tkb-board:bt_community-tkb-video&q=dump&search_type=thread  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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    ‎02-12-2019 02:19 PM
    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. The technical note in the attachment discribes how to set Intelligent Tracking up with FW 6.30 and lists the differences based on the camera types.
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    ‎04-01-2019 12:33 PM
    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. 1. Detailed description of the expected behavior of the SDK functionality. 2. Detailed description of the actual behavior of the SDK functionality. 3.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? 4.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? 5.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.)    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. Make sure that logging is implemented in the script and that logging is activated in the configuration. 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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