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    ‎07-13-2018 10:55 AM
    Collection of FAQs for the Video IT Products DIP 6000 & 7000, DSA E2700 & E2800, HP Workstations and HPE Servers
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    ‎03-27-2020 11:47 AM
     The attached document (attachements can be found on the bottom of the page) describes how Streamlining works and how it can be finetuned.
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    ‎03-21-2019 11:14 AM
    Related Products: BVMS Operator Client, BRS Overview: BVMS CS gets from BRS the camera states and the events. BVMS OC connects to BRS for camera live view and playback. The BVMS OC to BRS connection is DCOM based (BVMS CS to BRS connection - either web services or DCOM). Troubleshooting and information providing steps: 1. Connectivity issues between BVMS OC and BRS. We speak for BVMS OC to BRS connectivity issue when: BVMS CC scans the BRS and BVMS CS gets the camera states and events (red dot on camera icon when the camera is recording for example) but BVMS OC get no live view or playback from the BRS cameras.      Step 1.  Check if the cameras are correctly configured in BRS and that BRS itself gets live view and recording from the cameras Step 2. DCOM "ConnectionServer" is not registered correctly. "dcomcnfg.exe" navigate to "Component Services - Computers - My Computer - DCOM Config" check if entry "ConnectionServer" is listed. if there is no such entry, register the ConnectionServer out of the installation dir. Open console and navigate to the BVMS installation DCOM directory, e.g. C:\Porgram files (x86)\Bosch\VMS\DCOM type "ConnectionServer.exe /regserver" - press enter refresh DCOMconfig window and check if entry "ConnectionServer" is listed. Restart OC and BRS cameras should work. Step 3. Check and correct the DCOM settings on OC. start dcomcnfg go to Computer and then to MyComputer right click on MyComputer and open properties switch to DCOM-Security Go one after other to both tabs "Edit Limits" and for the accounts "Everyone" and "Anonymous" check all the checkers under the option "Allow" restart the PC   2. BVMS OC doesn’t get BRS cameras Live View, but playback from the same cameras works. Reproduce the issue, note the date and time. Is there other BVMS OC machine where the liveview works as expected? Is the live view working in BRS itself? provide the answer to the above questions and the BVMS OC Configuration Collector Logs to technical support   3. BVMS OC doesn’t get playback from BRS cameras, but gets live view from the same cameras Does the BVMS OC find the time line of the recording? Is it possible to get the playback of the camera on the BRS Appliance itself? Is there other BVMS OC machine where the playback works as expected? Is the playback working in BRS itself? Reproduce the issue provide the answer to the above questions and the BVMS OC Configuration Collector Logs to technical support
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    ‎02-12-2019 02:22 PM
    In BVC 1.5 and BVC 1.6 the Forensic Search option (IVA) is not visible in the GUI anymore.
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    ‎01-14-2020 12:32 PM
    In many cases a minimum and maximum retention time needs to be defined in a video surveillance systems due to legal requirements. While the minimum retention time defines the time period for how long video recordings need to be stored, the maximum retention time defines after which period of time the recordings have to be deleted. Thus, the minimum retention time is going to influence the amount of storage needed. The higher the minimum retention time the more storage space is required. Hence, the storage space needs to be large enough to store the recordings for the minimum retention. For the maximum retention time this doesn’t have to be the case. Still users might be confused why recordings gaps might appear sort-of randomly, if the system does not have enough storage space to keep all recordings until the maximum retention time is reached. To understand what is going on we have to remember the principle of the VRM block assignment first. For each camera in the system the BOSCH Video Recording Manager (VRM) generates a list of recording blocks (LUNs) on which the camera can next record. Therefore, the VRM makes an estimation based on the data rate and the amount of data of each camera in the system (global optimization). Basically, the VRM predicts when which camera needs a new block and always lists the block which will be the oldest block at the time the camera needs to record on the next block. One could think of it as a “next oldest block” estimation done by the VRM. But the prediction of the VRM might differ from the reality (mainly because of variance in recording bitrate) and this can cause recording gaps if the storage space is not large enough to support the maximum retention time. Let’s have a closer look on the following two cases: Sufficient storage space for maximum retention time Insufficient storage space for maximum retention time Sufficient storage space for maximum retention time In case of sufficient storage space to fulfill the maximum retention time for every camera in the system no random recording gaps will appear, because the VRM will always assign a block containing recordings, which are older than the maximum retention time. Thus, for each camera the recording blocks will be kept until the maximum retention time is reached as illustrated in Figure 1. Figure 1: Enough storage space to cover the maximum retention time for each camera of the system Insufficient storage space for maximum retention time In case the system is designed such that the storage space is not large enough to store all recordings from all cameras until the maximum retention time is reached, the VRM will of course still do its estimation and predict the oldest recording block when a camera will ask for a new block. Assuming an ideal setup (with ideal network connection where each camera has the same data rate and all cameras record the same amount of video data simultaneously), the oldest block would always be assigned by the VRM. Hence, no recordings gaps should appear for recordings older than the minimum retention time, compare Figure 2. This is was most customers falsely assume or expect. Figure 2: Customer expectation of the system behaviour in case of insufficient storage space to cover the maximum retention time for each camera of the system However, in reality the stated assumptions do not apply. Network connection, data rate, amount of recorded video data, etc. varies. Thus, the “next oldest block” estimation of the VRM can differ from reality. Since each camera already got its block list from the VRM and records according to this block list, it can happen that not the truly oldest block is used and recording gaps appear as shown in Figure 3. Figure 3: System behaviour in case of insufficient storage space to cover the maximum retention time for each camera of the system How to avoid or minimize this effect To avoid this effect of random recording gaps simply add enough storage to your system. To get the best out of your system in terms of storage usage, the optimum would be to set the maximum retention time to storage limit, see Figure 4, but that is almost impossible to realize in practice. Figure 4: In principle a maximum retention time set to the storage limit would avoid random recording gaps Option 1 to minimize the effect in practice is to estimate the maximum retention time so that it will not exceed the storage limit of the system as illustrated in Figure 5. Figure 5: Maximum retention very close to the storage limit will minimize the random recording gaps Another less recommended option is to set a smaller time difference between the minimum and maximum retention time. But especially when the minimum retention time is shifted closer to the maximum retention time that introduces the risk that the VRM cannot free up storage space in case the minimum retention time is reached, which might result in a recording stop. Thus, we recommend to go for the first option. One last hint: Changing the retention time on a running system is not going to influence the retention time of already recorded blocks. but will of cousre only be applied to new recorded video footage. Hence, changing the retention time is no option for an immediate change of required storage.  
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    The BVMS Project Checklist is an Excel-based tool which makes it easier to design a BVMS system. The attachments include a document describing how to use the project checklist and the project checklist itself.
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    ‎10-28-2019 08:43 PM
    BVMS Installer - Windows Pending Restart Message Issue:  The pop-up dialog window message: "Setup has detected a pending restart.  Please reboot the system and rerun the installation"  appears when attempting to run the valid BVMS windows installer package. BVMS Installer Pending Restart Message   Cause:  This is a known Windows specific problem when another (non-BVMS) installer does not properly manage its creation and deletion of the “PendingFileRenameOperations” registry key. The most common user created way for this key value to be left resident in the system is when an installation prompts for a restart, yet the system is not expeditiously restarted.     Resolution:  A. Restart the affected workstation B. If the issue still persists, delete the orphaned "PendingFileRenameOperations" registry key value Open a registry editor, such as Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe.   Navigate to "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\" In the right navigation pane, right-click the "PendingFileRenameOperations" key value and select delete Close Registry Editor. Run the software Installer again as Administrator   Note:  This message is not a Bosch product failure message. This is a problem within windows and it's registry clean-up handling.  This is a Windows work around. 
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    ‎07-30-2019 08:54 PM
    Problem: Configuration Manager does not display all camera configuration menus for cameras with fimware v7.10+     Resolution: Upgrade Configuration Manager to v6.20 or higher.  It is available on the  Download Store        
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    ‎06-18-2018 11:59 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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    ‎11-06-2018 12:51 PM
    Symptoms When scanning a QR or Data Matrix code on a label using the Project Assistant app, it can happen that you get an error message that the MAC address cannot be found (1) or that only part of the address is correctly extracted (2). Diagnosis  First of all, there are different types of labels: product labels (on the device) box labels (on the outside of the box/packaging) installer / UX labels (inside the box /packaging) Symptom (1) can only happen when scanning a product label because some QR or Data Matrix codes do not contain a MAC address, depending on the product, even though the MAC address is available in plain text right next to the code.   The box and installer label codes, however, always contain the MAC address information. Symptom (2) can happen when scanning certain installer labels due to legacy formatting. Solution We have further standardized the labels so that the symptoms mentioned above will be resolved. There will be a transition period, however. As an alternative for symptom 1, you will have smooth experience when preferably scanning the box label. If you encounter symptom 2, we ask you to enter the MAC address manually or use the December 2018 release of the Project Assistant (version 1.2) PS: For full transparancy on QR code / Data Matrix content and/or troubleshooting purposes, you can use conventional code scanning apps available in the resepective app stores.
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    ‎08-17-2018 07:34 AM
      The attached document, which can be found in the attachments iconn on the bottom or right side of the page, shows the keyboard shortcuts that can be used by operators when operating the BVMS system. 
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    ‎05-21-2018 08:23 PM
    Related Products Bosch Video Client Question How do I backup the complete BVC configuration in Windows 7? Answer If BVC was installed whilst logged into Windows as the Administrator, go to the following folder: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Bosch\Vidos. Copy the conf folder. This folder contains the BVC configuration.
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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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    ‎05-16-2018 09:41 AM
    Bosch ST has sold the HP Workstations and the HP Enterprise Servers  and is responsible to provide the required Service & Support for these products regardless of the SLA in place with HP. Therefore, the customer always will contact the Bosch After Sales organization in case of any problems encountered with one of these products. The customer must never been told to contact HP or HPE directly if he seeks support from Bosch. In this solution article a questionnaire for a first basic analysis of a reported issue is described. This checklist is intended to help to identify and resolve known issues immediately and to collect relevant data in case of an unknown issue.  
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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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    ‎05-14-2018 06:27 PM
    This article guides you through the process of activating Bosch VMS Audio Intercom functionality on Windows 7.
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    ‎05-21-2018 08:39 PM
    This article guides you through the process of installing the BVMS Logbook Health Checker. The Bosch VMS Logbook Health Checker is a tool that is capable of fixing the overflow of the Bosch VMS Logbook database before it occurs.
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    ‎07-11-2018 10:29 AM
    Some devices that demand 60W or less are not powered by the NPD-9501A Midspan
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    ‎04-08-2019 12:44 PM
      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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    ‎04-01-2019 12:31 PM
    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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