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What's new in the latest Visual Intelligence recorder software?

Answer: This is a compilation of the What's new section from the different Visual Intelligence release notes.

What's New in MN.2018.1.3? ( - Jan. 2019

The following issues were resolved in (5.13 SP1):

37869 - Administrator Console. This problem could prevent the application from launching and report "Multimedia Application Platform has stopped working".

37896 - Local Control for recorders. When using Local control for a recorder and frequently switching between Live mode and Search mode, this problem could trigger the recorder to become unresponsive.

37898 - Local Control for recorders. With this problem, when using Local control for a recorder, the DVR EXP LED does not flash green when an export to a USB storage device is initiated.

1360 - Recorders. With this problem, motion events from the Edge 16E Encoder ports 10 through 16 are not processed.



What's New in MN.2018 2.0? ( - Dec. 2018

Command Enterprise

Communicate with recorders without the need to open inbound ports: To keep security networks more secure, video can now be accessed remotely through CES without needing to open inbound ports on recorders. Please see the latest Hardening Guide for details and best practices to better secure your security network.

Note: New installations will need to upgrade recorders to 5.14 before they can be registered to CES without opening ports. If they aren’t upgraded first, inbound ports will need to be opened to allow registration to CES.

Improved management of health issues: Health issues in the System Overview can now be handled, release, and closed just like Alarms.

Recorders can be marked as "out-of-service": If you know a recorder is going to be offline for an extended period of time, it can be marked "out-of-service". This will filter it out of health status reports so that alerts aren’t flooded with invalid entries. A separate permission will need to be assigned to users who will need this feature.

Command Client

Encrypted local video export: For added security, users can now choose to encrypt locally exported video such that the exported data is only accessible using a password.

CES/8000/9000 Series Recorders

Privacy masks on recorder local and public displays: Video displayed by recorders will now respect privacy masks configured on recorders for connected cameras. Privacy masks now appear on video in the Admin Console with CES and Local Control. Mask visibility is controlled via CES user permissions.

Video removal from recorders to comply with privacy requests: A new permission is added to allow a user to comply with a person’s request not to be recorded. This permission allows a user to remove video including the person in question. Following the removal, no user can access the video for the period of time specified in the removal process.

Ability to set maximum video retention on recorders: Enhanced the ability to configure a maximum recording period. Users can now select retention periods as low as 1 day. This configuration will be respected regardless of recording mode (continuous or on event).

Encrypted video transmission between recorders and clients: For added security and compliance, all video transmitted between our recorders and clients is now fully encrypted.

Encrypted video export for playback in Command Player: For added security, users can now choose to encrypt exported video such that the exported data is only accessible using a password.

9000R Series Recorders

RAID 5 support: 9000R series recorders now support RAID 5 up to 8 HDDs and supports combinations of 4, 6 and 8 drives. Drives are hot swappable and can be switched out without powering off the unit. Existing 9000 recorders in the field are not field upgradeable to RAID.

Hot swappable redundant power: 9000R series recorders with RAID provide a dual redundant power supply option. Power supplies can be swapped out without turning off the unit, and a notification is provided when a failed power supply is detected.

Thermal Panic Shutdown: If a 9000R series recorder experiences temperatures above the recommended range of 0 – 40C, the recorder gracefully shuts down. After a short delay, the recorder will automatically turn on again and will re-check to ensure temperatures are within acceptable levels.


Config Client - Permanently Remove All Silverlight Dependency: March Networks has migrated the Configuration Client from a browser-based client to a standalone application. The migration has allowed the removal of all Microsoft Silverlight dependencies. Command professional users can directly download the client by entering the server’s IP address or host name in any browser and clicking the appropriate link. The browser-based client no longer be used for recorder configuration.

Video removal from recorders to comply with privacy requests: A new permission is added to allow a user to comply with a person’s request not to be recorded. This permission allows a user to remove video including the person in question. Following the removal, no user can access the video for the period of time specified in the removal process.

Encrypted video transmission between recorders and clients: For added security and compliance, all video transmitted between our recorders and clients is now fully encrypted.

Encrypted video export for playback in Command Player: For added security, users can now choose to encrypt exported video such that the exported data is only accessible using a password.

3rd Party Support

Oncam alternate stream support: We’ve added support of Oncam’s Dual-Stream Mode or VCam mode and enabled controls for each of their respective streams. Note: VCam mode is disabled (default). When enabling VCam you remove the cameras ability to stream a secondary fisheye view.

ONVIF2 alternate stream support: Alternate video streaming can now be achieved via the Onvif protocol, assuming the video device supports multiple streams. Optimize you solution by reducing load on a viewing PC, reducing demand on low bandwidth connections or reducing storage consumption for long term archiving.

Axis 360 Camera De-Warping: The command client now fully supports Axis 360 cameras and allows de-warping of the video feed.

Samsung multichannel encoder integration: The 8000 series recorder, 9000 series recorder, and CRS now all support Samsung multichannel encoders

Recorder Resolved Issues:

36890 Addressed issue which could result in false Disk Missing health alert.

37491 In some cases, resolution was no longer an applicable configuration.

37526 Cameras sometimes became disconnected if resolution was set to 1080P or 720P.

36158 Recorder did not use NAS for recording, even when NAS was connected correctly.

36800 Recorder was creating multiple Admin logins (every 2 minutes).

36806 Recorder was losing pre-registration information.

37867 Agent did not resolve alerts (when fail + resolve processed at start-up).

36947 Command Alert status not saved on recorder shutdown. Caused unintended behaviour in the alert threshold.



What's New in MN.2018.1.1? ( - July 2018

The following issues were resolved in

30948 The new Edge 16e cannot be added to a recorder using the Encoder tab in the Administrator Console.

31311 March Networks cameras that have both native integration to the recorder and also support Seproban are added to the recorder using the native interface when using the Discovery Browser.

31762 The Administrator Console does not show the PTZ controls for a PTZ camera immediately after it is added to a recorder.

32036 The Mark for Replacement function does not restore the configuration of the Tag Data on a mobile recorder.

32253 32250 It is possible to apply an incompatible patch to a recorder from the ESM. The patch is not actually installed, but the ESM continues to retry to apply the patch, disrupting the recorder in the process.

33371 Streaming MN MegaPX Indoor Analytics in Public View can crash the recorder when Alternate stream is enabled on Administrator Console and the secondary stream on the IP Camera is configured to use JPEG


What's New in MN.2018.1.0? ( - May 2018

With the release of MN.2018.1.0, March Networks has adopted a release mechanism that makes it easier for customers to understand the changes that have occurred with a bundled release and to identify which software and firmware components are required to enable those changes.

The first release of 2018 is labeled MN.2018.1.0, with subsequent releases MN.2018.2.0, MN.2018.3.0, etc.

Release MN.2018.1.0 contains the following new features for Visual Intelligence software/recorders

Sensor Channel Support: In addition to IP cameras, the 8000 and 9000 series recorders can accept up to 4 IP sensors per recorder (for example, Brickstream analytic devices). You can still use additional IP sensors, but to ensure recorder performance remains optimal, one IP Camera slot is consumed for each additional sensor.

• Extended Camera support: Ganz and Messoa cameras are now supported, along with Dahua and Acti alternate streams.


The following issues were resolved in

31608 Local authentication health alert is always reported on the first ESM registration, even if the threshold is set to never report.

33524 CES Command Server DEVICE_NOT_MARKED_FOR_REPLACEMENT exception.

33563 Avoid EdgeOS 1x configuration conflicts between AC and CES Mass Management in R5.

34304 R5 SDK locks the SiteManager installation.

34903 Not able to connect Dahua 12MPx using Dahua CCM - Onvif2.4 works correctly.

35038 DVR EXP LED - when USB is formatted as exFAT and plugged into DVR USB port (same behavior on all ports), DVR does not recognize it but the DVR EXP LED is ON.

35497 Prevent configuration with ports that conflict with each other, which could result in an inability to register a recorder to CES.35513 R5: CES registration changes.

35615 VMD alarm abruptly stops when constant motion occurs (for some third party brands).

35644 R5 Investigator: When an org path is selected with a LARGE number of IP cameras (or Gen5-Gen6 Analog), memory may exhaust and crash.

35647 Errors seen on startup - Config Updater - 051100.0075.atc.

35705 Addressed situation (extremely high data rates on single input) where recordings could reach a size that exceeds the OS limits and causes a reset of the DVR application.

35744 Incorrect Organization Path in Admin Console when connecting to CES.

35751 R5 DVR: Work thread can get stuck in Media Coverage search - archive becomes irretrievable until restart of DVR or work thread resolves it.

35775 ESM: Very high number of active Mapped file pages in Windows 2012 R2 server.

35889 Ganz - CCM - The VMD alarms do not trigger when motion action takes place, motion histograms are visible in the Command Client.

35891 Added additional information in data captured for Gilbarco text protocol.

35946 Fixed issue impacting Seproban on Power Play based recorders.

35959 Incorrect views in Admin Console when connecting to CES (when using multiple system roots/subfolders.

35973 R5 CCM Dahua: Camera/common dat files do not expose alternate stream.

36052 Addressed vulnerabilities found with old version of OpenSSH by upgrading to a newer release.

36058 Registration to server with large time delta fails (DVR restarts at bad time).

36176 R5 ACTi CCM-based Integration: Extend more fully-featured support via a new model.

36190 Unexpected Config Change Health alerts seen on upgraded and re-managed DVR.

36242 PTZ - Iris cannot be controlled - Camera has automatic iris only.

36510 Addressed issue with Illustra IP camera integration that could result in a DVR reset.

36544 Possible alarm event on CES during DVR start-up although alarm is disabled.

36629 Improved support for third party encoders.


What's New in Recorder Release 5.11.1004 ? April 2018

Release 5.11.0 SP1 is a maintenance release.

NVR - 34977 When using “showdisk” the output is now properly formatted and shows all disk information properly.

NVR - 35504 Registering a recorder which has a time that is significantly different than the CES time (i.e. > 30 seconds) no longer causes the registration to fail.

NVR - 35892 If a recorder disconnects from the CES during a time synchronization sequence, it no longer impacts the ability of the recorder to capture video. 

NVR - 35988, 35991, 35993 On recorders that take longer periods of time to perform a systematic shutdown, the recorder now completes the shutdown process properly and no longer experiences a hard power off.  

NVR - 36042 Seproban functionality now works properly with the 4 and 8 channel recorders.


What's New in Recorder Release 5.11.0094 ? January 2018

Release 5.11.0 is a feature release that contains the following new features:

RTSP Stream Delivery from Recorder
A third-party application can now request authenticated RTSP streams from a recorder. This enables integration with the recorder for simple camera viewing.

Provisioning Command "scandisk" Deprecated
You cannot use the provisioning command ‘scandisk’ on any recorder with RAID (such as the 8516 SR or RR NVR). Due to changes in drive firmware the scandisk function is no longer necessary and has been deprecated. Using this command with some hard drives may fail, and use with SSD drives is not recommended. This command is slated for removal in future releases.

Default Video Out Configuration
Traditionally the default configuration for video out was to cycle through analog cameras. On the 8724 V Tribrid NVR, there is no default streaming to the video out port. Note that the 8724 V recorder does not have a composite output (BNC), so video output is performed through the HDMI output.

Mark for Replacement and Mass Management
The Command Enterprise Mark for Replacement and Mass Management features are now supported for the 8724 V Tribrid NVR.

9000 IP Recorder Support
The 9000 series is a high performance, license free, Linux based IP recording platform designed to capture HD video from up to 64 cameras and seamlessly integrate to March Networks’ industry leading enterprise management software. Available in 32, 48, and 64-channel models, the 9000 Series recorders are ideal for enterprise-level organizations that need additional video capacity and higher throughput.

What’s Coming Soon with 5.11?
Release 5.11.0 also supports the following updated hardware features, to be released when available.

RAID support for 8516

There are two new offerings of the 8000 Series NVR with integrated H/W RAID (8516 SR and 8516 RR). Release 5.11.0 will be the minimum ship version for these recorders. The H/W RAID option for these units is not available as a field upgrade.

Note the following recommendations when using the RAID models of the 8000 Series:

  • New alerts for RAID have replaced previously existing RAID alerts, with the exception of the rebuild alert. The default threshold has been set to always report. Please review the RAID rebuild alert threshold if you have customized it in the past.
  • If you have to replace a hard drive in the array, ensure that the replacement hard drive is either a brand new drive or has been pre-formatted to clear any other data from it. The RAID array will not rebuild if the replacement disk already contains data.
  • Creating an array where one drive is smaller than the other drives causes the array to conform to the smallest drive. For example, in an array with three 8TB drives and one 4TB drive, the system behaves as if it has four 4TB drives.
  • You cannot rebuild the RAID by replacing a failed hard drive with a smaller size hard drive. For example, in a RAID configuration with four 8TB hard drives, you cannot replace one of the drives with a 4TB hard drive.
  • If a RAID array fails and is rebuilt, the Operation and Recording LEDs remain red until after the required reboot has been completed plus a minute or two until the new array is ready.

8724 V Tribrid NVR HDoC Support
A new module will soon be available for the 8724 V, which will enable the recorder to capture video from HD analog cameras. Release 5.11.0 will be the minimum ship release for configurations of the 8724 V which support HD analog cameras.

Resolved Issues in 5.11

The following issues have been resolved in this release.

An issue where constant motion on a camera stops and causes a VMS alarm to activate has been resolved.

The service OpenSSH has been updated to a version higher than 7.6, which contained a medium vulnerability.

Motion detection now works correctly with Vivotek cameras.

It is no longer necessary to reset local authentication when investigating drives from a recorder that had local authentication turned on.

The recorder is no longer vulnerable to a “KRACK man-in-the-middle” attack on the WiFi interface.

It is now possible to investigate hard drives from a lower release recorder (for example, 5.7.9 SP1) in an Investigation Station running a higher version of firmware.

Support for JPEG on Panasonic cameras has now been added.

Enabling the provisioning command “setinvest”, which changes a recorder’s function to investigate the hard drives installed (investigation mode), has been added to the audit logs of the recorder.

When performing a search using Smart Search, cameras that have been experiencing constant motion (for example, branches blowing in the wind) now report motion results.

The ACTi camera now shows correct levels in the motion histogram. Note: Ensure that your ACTi camera is running the latest available firmware for this to operate correctly.

The installation of web service files that potentially made the ESM server vulnerable to clickjacking have been removed in the latest installation package for the ESM. Upgrading the ESM using the latest installation package will ensure that these files are removed.


What's New in Recorder Release ? Service Pack 2 September 2017

Release 5.8.5 SP2 is a maintenance release.

NVR - 34424 An issue with Axis cameras, where they would not stay connected to the recorder, has been resolved by ensuring the camera firmware is up to date. The problem existed on M3113 model and was resolved by updating the firmware from 5.21 to

NVR - 34293 Motion alarms are now properly triggered on Arecont cameras, enabling them to record/retain on motion when a motion event occurs.

NVR - 34263 The NTP services on the recorder have been updated to version 4.8.2p10, which addresses the following vulnerabilities: CVE-2016-9042, CVE-2017-6451, CVE-2017-6452, CVE-2017-6458, CVE-2017-6459, CVE-2017-6460, CVE-2017-6462, CVE-2017-6463, CVE-2017-6464, VulnDB 154204, VulnDB 154210, VulnDB 15421.

NVR - 33934 - Video captured from a March Networks MiniDome Z camera no longer causes it to disconnect from the recorder.

NVR - 33910 - Serial numbers for hard drives are now properly displayed.

NVR - 33902 - Axis cameras no longer report “503 Service Unavailable” after updating the camera firmware to version The recorder has been updated to be compatible with the updated camera firmware.

NVR - 33901 - The interface for the Vivotek camera has been updated to ensure that motion alarms trigger properly.

NVR - 33790 - Virtual network alarms have been improved to ensure that spurious characters in the protocol string do not affect operation.

NVR - 33680 - The export of files no longer fails when exporting large files using the USB port on the recorder.

NVR - 33533 - The HikVision DS-2DF5286 PTZ camera now moves correctly to PTZ presets that have been set up in the Administrator Console. It is recommended that the camera operate at firmware version V5.1.8.

NVR - 33490 - The ESM Migration now properly retrieves the device list from an ESM where some fields are populated with special characters.

NVR - 33404 - The cycling on the public view monitor is no longer impacted by an IP camera that may have gone offline. Cycling continues without displaying the offline camera.

NVR - 33398 - Battery issues in the recorder are no longer falsely reported.

NVR - 33395 - It is no longer possible to cause a recorder to stop recording by attempting to update it with a firmware load that is not compatible.

NVR - 33212 - A recorder disconnecting from an Arecont AV8185DN camera no longer causes the recorder to become unresponsive.

NVR - 33174 - The secondary encoder on the MegaPX WDR NanoDome is now captured and displayed with the correct aspect ratio.

ESM/CES - 33125 - Using the Local Control interface of the recorder, you are now able to include the Command Player when exporting video. Note that the Command Player upgrade must have been applied to the recorder prior to performing this operation.

NVR - 33003 - The Administrator Console no longer truncates the port number of the recorder IP address, ensuring that the recorder remains fully accessible when selected from the list of the recorders.

Note that the following upgrades have been included in 5.8.5 SP2 and will not be removed from the recorder when this upgrade is applied:

Part # Patch Description



What’s New in Recorder Release June 2017          

9000 Series IP Recorder Support: The 9000 Series IP Recorders are a high performance, license free, Linux-based IP recording platforms designed to capture HD video from up to 64 cameras and seamlessly integrate to March Networks’ industry leading enterprise management software. Available in 32, 48, and 64-channel models, the 9000 Series recorders are ideal for enterprise-level organizations that need additional video capacity and higher throughput.


What’s New in Recorder Release March 2017      

BRICKSTREAM® 3D: The Administrator Console can now configure Brickstream analytic devices that are connected to the 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs. With the Brickstream device, more reliable people detection data is available for Searchlight. Brickstream 3D uses advanced stereo vision technology and patented people tracking technology to provide traffic metrics, queue metrics, and service metrics.

Oncam 360 Camera: The Administrator Console can now configure Oncam 360 cameras that are connected to the 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs.

American Dynamics Illustra Camera: The Administrator Console can now configure the Illustra Series of cameras when connected to the 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs.

Edge16e Seproban Support: The Edge16e Encoder now supports capturing video in a Seproban environment when connected to an 8000 Series Hybrid NVR managed by an ESM with Seproban services enabled. Available only in Mexico.


What’s New in Recorder Release Service Pack 2? January 2017

NVR –  Issues 32214 & 32187 Setting port for pre-registration - resolved.
NVR – Issues 32138 & 32213 Force unregister functionality in showces or setces - resolved.
NVR – Issue 31985 CES registration fails when FQDN is incorrect case - resolved.
NVR – Issue 31874 Addressed issue that could lead to missed motion alarms for certain IP camera brands.
NVR – Issue 31023 Upgrade Gen4 from 5.8.0SP1 to 5.8.1 - loses CES Management Configuration -resolved.
NVR/Searchlight – Issue 30979 Microsale Terminal Integration – The port definitions now match the data that is provided by the various POS ports.
NVR – 30870 The local control interface on the recorder now properly shows the time in all time zones and no longer defaults to UTC time.
NVR – 30831 Local export from an 8000 Series to USB memory can now exceed 2GB if CME format is selected. If the start and end time selected results in a file that is larger than 2GB, it is segmented into multiple 2GB files.
NVR/Command Client – Issue 30749 Multiple cameras can now be displayed in Command Client when an alarm is associated with multiple cameras from the same recorder.
NVR/Command Client – 30730 A user now is granted access to a camera that is associated with a device that they have been granted access to. When the user accesses the cameras associated with the device, they no longer see the “Not Authorized” message.
NVR/ESM/CES – Issue 30694 Remapping default port 2804 on the recorder no longer impacts the Administrator Console in migrating a recorder from an Enterprise Service Manager (ESM) to a Command Enterprise Server (CES).
NVR – Issue 30504 The audio configuration is now set properly on an Axis camera regardless of whether or not it is online when the audio settings are configured.
NVR – Issues 30453 & 30382 There are no longer issues upgrading a recorder, as the upgrade memory is not filled with video.
NVR – Issue 30391 A user can no longer mistakenly enable audio on a Bosch camera that does not support it causing the camera to continuously reconnect.
NVR – Issue 29533 When using the “Mark for Replacement”, the user is now warned properly if the replacement recorder cannot be used in place of the failed recorder (i.e. fewer camera channels on replacement recorder).
NVR – Issue 28824 Hard drives that have failed and are responding with a corrupt serial number can now be removed from the recorder.


What’s New in Recorder Release October 2016

Administrator Console

Camera Discovery: The Administrator Console can now discover cameras connected to either the Camera Port of the recorder or cameras visible on the Network Port of the recorder. Once discovered, you can program the IP addresses for March Networks cameras and add the cameras to the selected recorder. Third-party cameras that have preconfigured IP addresses can be discovered using the ONVIF protocol. Axis cameras can be added using the VAPIX3 protocol.

Hybrid NVRs

Performance Improvements: Performance has been optimized on some of the 8000 Series recorders. The overall bit rate for IP cameras on the following recorders has been increased to 80 Mbps.

8516 R, 8516 S, 8708, 8508, 8704. The performance on the 8732 R, 8532 R, and 8532 S remains the same.

March Networks ME4 Series IP Cameras: The new line of ME4 Series IP Cameras from March Networks are supported on the 8000 Series recorders (no support for Gen4 4000 Series) with the release of 5.8.1. Note that Shadow Archiving is not supported on these cameras when connected to the 8000 Series recorders.

March Networks Edge 16e: For customers who want to add additional analog cameras to their 8000 Series 32-channel recorders, the Edge 16e seamlessly integrates and adds up 16 cameras to the recorder. The Edge 16e supports full duplex audio streaming, 8 dry-contact inputs, 2 outputs, and RS-485 PTZ control. Note that Shadow Archiving is not supported on these encoders when connected to 8000 Series or 4000 Series recorders.

Third-Party Camera Integrations: The following brands of third-party cameras have been integrated into the 8000 Series recorders: Canon, SPECO, Dahua, Grandeye/ONCAM (recording only, client side de-warping to be in a later release)

Centralized Log Files: Log files from recorders are now collected from the recorder each time it connects to the CES. This ensures that the log files are available when issues are investigated and the administrator of the system now has access to them centrally. This is useful in a transit application where the administrator no longer has to wait for the vehicle to connect in order to retrieve the logs.

Vulnerability Updates: The following security vulnerabilities have been addressed with this release:

openssl library
openssh library

POS Integrations: The following POS systems have been integrated into the 8000 Series recorders:

Gilbarco Serial text capture
Enhanced Gilbarco IP text capture
Volante IP text capture


What’s New in Recorder Release June 2016

Visual Intelligence Clients

Maintenance Mode: All of the clients in the Visual Intelligence suite are being updated only when issues are reported from the field. There are no new features being added to these applications.

Hybrid NVRs

TLS 1.2 Support: TLS 1.2 support has been implemented on the 8000 Series and RideSafe recorders. Note that attempting to use Provisioning Interface or Administrator Console to register an R5 recorder to a CES will fail if TLS 1.2 is forced as a minimum on the CES and the DVR software is less than 5.8.0. Ensure your recorder has been upgraded to 5.8.0 prior to attempting a recorder initiated registration. An alternative workaround it to register your device to CES using the Command Client where registration is initiated by the CES.

Open SSH and OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Addresses: A number of vulnerabilities regarding the Open SSH utilities and the OpenSSL library have been addressed to improve the security of the hybrid NVRs.

Audit Enhancements: The HDD or SSD serial number is now stored in the meta data along with the media recordings and can be displayed when viewing the video.

IP Camera Lens Selection: The Administrator Console can now configure the type of lens (panoramic) on an IP camera.

Data Capture: A Multiplexed Text Capture can now be configured over a UDP transport protocol.

Added Support for Weldex IP Cameras: 8000 Series, 4000 C Series (Gen4), and RideSafe GT Series Hybrid Transit NVRs are now compatible with Weldex IP cameras.

Smart Search Support for IP Cameras: The same Smart Search (Activity Scan) functionality that was available with the Visual Intelligence clients is now available when using the Command Client. The functionality has been enhanced to include the following IP camera models:

Edge 4e
MegaPX ATM Camera
MegaPX Indoor Analytics Dome
MegaPX MicroDome
MegaPX MicroDome V2
MegaPX WDR MiniDome Z (2013)
MegaPX WDR MiniDome Z V2
Mobile HDR FF Camera


What’s New in Recorder Release Service Pack 3? March 2016

Recorder – Issue 21837 Retention Configuration: The recorder no longer allows the user to configure certain retention actions which could cause the recorder to get into a recording stopped state.

Administrator Console – Issue 29110 Folder Issues with New Recorders: When a recorder is renamed and moved to a folder, it remains in the folder and no longer reverts back to “new”.

Recorder – Issue 26914 Gateway Settings: An incorrect gateway setting on the camera network no longer causes routing issues for the recorder.

Recorder – Issue 28127 AXIS Motion Issue: On Axis cameras that provide video motion information as a separate metadata stream, the camera no longer goes into a mode where it continuously restarts.

Recorder – Issue 28941 Speedline Integration: Transactions are now captured properly even if an incorrect ending byte is detected.

Recorder – Issue 28941 Axis Camera VAPIX 3 Audio: It is no longer necessary to re-establish the connection with the camera should audio fail to be transmitted on the first attempt. The retry is now automatic.

Recorder – Issue 29015 Local Control Authentication: Authentication from a local control user on a recorder no longer fails when there is only a single ESM in the cluster.

Recorder – Issue 29019 Axis Camera Histogram Information: The histogram information from Axis cameras is now properly stored and displayed.

Recorder – Issue 29213 Axis Camera Switches: Switches are now operating properly when Digest Authentication is enabled on the camera.

Recorder – Issue 29235 Arecont Camera Connection Issue: The recorder no longer restarts when connecting to Arecont cameras.

Recorder – Issue 29319 Mobile FF Camera, March 360: Issues with the connectivity to the Mobile Forward Facing and March Networks Indoor 360 Camera and motion settings are resolved.

Recorder – Issue 29597 2316 Encoder Video Gaps: The time drift in the 2316 Encoder which was causing perceived gaps in the recorded video is resolved.

Recorder – Issue 29664 Video Output Issue: The issue resulting in IP cameras not displaying on the video output is resolved.

Recorder – Issues 28804 & 29136 & 29783 Vivotek Cameras: The issue resulting in camera disconnections causing recorder restarts is resolved. Also the issue where the camera could enter a continuous motion state is resolved.

Recorder – Issue 29567 2316 Encoder Compression Settings: The compression settings on the 2316 now better reflect the behaviour of the integrated analog camera channels of the 8000 Series recorder. Users will notice improvements in retention and download times.

Recorder – Issues 29802 & 29829 & 29841 Axis Legacy Cameras: False FOV alerts when the recorder connects to the camera have been eliminated. Issues related to motion alarms and motion histograms have also been corrected.


What’s New in Recorder Release Service Pack 2? February 2016

Visual Intelligence Clients

Windows 10 Support: All of the clients in the Visual Intelligence Suite have now been certified against the Windows 10 operating system.

Hybrid NVRs

OpenSSH Updates: The OpenSSH services on the recorders have been updated to resolve security vulnerabilities related to brute force attacks against SSH logins. All SSH related files have been updated to opernssh-7.1p1 and as such, you must use an SSH client that is compatible. March Networks recommends the PuTTY client at Release 0.65 or the Winscp client at Release 5.7.5.

PCI Compliance: When interfacing with systems that transmit payment card information in full, the recorder now removes the card information and does not store it.

Smooth Reverse Playback: Recorders now support direct frame-by-frame reverse playback for 2X and 4X speed in the Command Client.

Camera Tampering Support: You can now configure recorders to support the “camera tampering” alert from Axis cameras (on cameras that include this feature).

Pre-Register Support: You can now pre-configure recorders with the CES network and credential information prior to connecting them to the network. When powered up, the recorder periodically attempts to connect with the CES and completes the registration process once the CES is visible on the network.


What’s New in Recorder Release Service Pack 1? October 2015

Upgrade Limiting for Gen1/2/3 Recorders: To ensure that an invalid upgrade is not applied to any of the Gen1/2/3 recorders, the upgrade process now checks the recorder vintage prior to applying the upgrade. This feature is built into the 5.5.1 SP19 load and applies to recorders currently running 5.5.1 SP16, which can no longer be upgraded.

Extended Talk Channel Support: Analog and IP camera audio output from Gen 4 4000 and 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs is now available in the Command Client. All actions currently supported in Command Client for CRS and 6700 talk channels are supported, including turning the talk channel on/off, dragging talk channels to the Logical or Personal tree, and setting the Preferences to automatically turn off an inactive talk channel.

Seproban Updates: The FTP transfer to Seproban now supports passive mode.

Camera Integrations
March Networks Mobile HDR Forward Facing
Pelco SD4E36-PG-E0
Panasonic Cameras (see release notes)


What’s New in Recorder Release September 2015

CES: Mark for Replacement: Command Enterprise Server has implemented support for Mark for Replacement. Recorder units can be tagged for replacement, and existing configuration data is archived on CES. Upon replacement the new unit receives the existing configuration.

CES: Firmware Management: Command Enterprise Server can be configured with a minimum firmware version. All units registered to the CES are upgraded to the minimum firmware version.

Evidence Queuing: Evidence can be queued for local export on a USB device connected to a NVR. Queuing can be initiated from the Command Client. Evidence queued through the Command Client is in the .cme format. You can choose to include the Command Player.

CES: Audit log collection: Command Enterprise client collects and compiles audit log information from all NVRs registered with CES. The audit log information is accessible using the Command Client.

ONVIF Update: The Gen 5 8000 Series supports ONVIF 2.4.2/ONVIF Profile S compliant cameras.

DMP Panel: IP Integration Models XR500, XR550. Support for DMP panels has been extended to Gen 4 4000 Series NVRs. This allows you to:

Provide support for IP-based alarm notifications from DMP panels.
Create multiple alarms/events based on trigger type or event type.
Associate zones and area IDs to specific cameras.
Create custom event triggers for each alarm defined.

MegaPX Indoor Analytics Dome Update: Now provides support for up to 4 distinct zones for the Wire Cross Detection, Queue Length Monitoring, Dwell Time Monitoring, and People Counting analytics.

ESM Update: Full support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Privacy Masks: Privacy Masks can now be applied to mask out areas for analog and IP Cameras. Video played using the Command Client, and exported using the Command Client respects the privacy masks.

Camera Integration
MegaPX ATM Camera
MegaPX DPoC MicroDome
Updated Arecont profile
ACTi ACM-3401E

Security Vulnerabilities Resolved

Stronger encryption required for R5 certificates
Update certificates to use AES-128 and SHA-256 for support of 1024/2048-bit RSA key pair.
NTP MiM/DOS attack
Updated to use ntp-4.2.8p2 library.
RC4 Vulnerability (BEAST Attack)
Updated to use TLS 1.2, updated to use AES128 encryption.
Removed support for RC4 encryption.
Open SSL: Update OpenSSL to version 1.0.1p.


What’s New in Recorder Release Service Pack1 (5.5.1 Service Pack 18)? May 2015

Analytic: The Presence Detection analytic has been added to the analog inputs. This analytic is licensed with existing Security Analytics License, Part #28517.

Camera Integration
MegaPX MicroDome2

Security Advisories

Ghost security vulnerability
A security vulnerability was reported by US-CERT against Linux Operating Systems using glibc version 2.2 and earlier. Glibc has been upgraded to the latest version.
Open SSL: Open SSL was updated to OpenSSL 1.0.1m
Open SSL: Open SSL was updated to OpenSSL 0.9.8zf
E2fsprogs: A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability was addressed in the e2fsprogs library


What’s New in Recorder Release (5.5.1 Service Pack 17)? March 2015

DMP Panel: IP Integration Models XR500, XR550

Camera Obstruction Detection: Improvements to the camera obstruction analytic for analog inputs. Increased performance for detection of partial lens blockage.

LMC Alarm Mass Deletion: Provides a new access level to allow users with that access to perform a mass deletion of alarms in the Live Monitoring Console.

Investigation Station Mode: Provides the ability to set an 8000 Series Hybrid NVR into “Investigation Mode”. While in this mode, hard drives from other 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs can be added to the Investigation Station for review, and all media on the hard drive is protected from modification or deletion.

Flexible Text Capture: adds the ability to strip unwanted strings/characters from the data stream.

Camera Integrations
MegaPX IR Bullet

Security Advisories

Ghost Security vulnerability
A security vulnerability was reported by US-CERT against Linux Operating Systems using glibc version 2.2 and earlier. Glibc has been upgraded to the latest version.

OpenSSL: Updated to OpenSSL version 1.0.1j to address various security advisories against previous versions.

CVE-2014-3571, CVE-2015-0206, CVE-2014-3569, CVE-2014-3572, CVE-2015-0204, CVE-2015-0205, CVE-2014-8275, CVE-2014-3570

NTP Utilities: Update NTP libraries to version 4.2.8 to address several reported Security Advisories.

CVE-2014-9298, CVE-2014-9297, CVE-2014-9293, CVE-2014-9294, CVE-2014-9295, CVE-2014-9296

openSSH: Remove CBC mode ciphers from OpenSSH.

Remove support for weak MAC algorithms from OpenSSH.

Remove ability for admin user to open tunnels through OpenSSH.


OpenSSL: Updated to OpenSSL 0.9.8ze. This addresses all known vulnerabilities in openssl, including CVE-2014-0224, which is the ChangeCipherSpec vulnerability. The openssl libraries have been recompiled using "no-des" and "no-3des" options, which should remove all "weak" ciphers from the list of supported ciphers.


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