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What's new in the latest Command software?

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

What’s New in MN.2018.1.1? July 2018

The following issues have been resolved in this version 2.6 release:

35631 Media Archive downloads may reach 100% before completion.

35625 Media Archiver issues: CES and Media Archiver install to Windows 2016 Server Std warns with Error that OS is not supported.

36460 36479 Archiver: Update algorithm to download incidents in correct order.

35992 Recorder logs pulled by Archiver labelled poorly.

35841 Video exports from Media Archiver to Workstation intermittently fail.

30877 Media Archiver: Intermittent loss of archive data.

31859 Opening Incident Archive tab for the first time after login with 500 plus incidents takes a long time (8 seconds).

30893 Playback of incident video intermittently flickers.

32037 Media Archiver: Data missing in extraction after timeout from recorder.

33178 Media Archiver: Permitted address range (0.0.0.0 – 255.255.255.255) not working correctly.

32122 Export hangs in finalizing status for export ranges with little video available.

35805 Log collection continues even when disk is low/out of storage.

35806 Errors encountered in WriteLib of Archiver when disk is out of space (silent failure).

 

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: 

Command Enterprise 2.5.0.1008

 • Mass Management of March Networks IP Cameras: System Administrators can manually or automatically (using a schedule), push firmware upgrades and configuration changes to March Networks IP cameras connected to any 8000 or 9000 Series Recorder, as well as Command Recording Software. In addition, following any mass distribution updates, singular updates to cameras not matching the mass management update are flagged as a health alert.

 • Multiple Folder (Territory) Access: With multi-territory access, System Administrators or anyone granted user managements rights, can now allow a user or group to view multiple folders (territories) in the System tree and/or in the Logical tree.

 • Shared Case Management Files: Users can now choose to share a case file with other users in a local group so that they can view, edit, and export the information in the case.

 • Disclaimer Pop up Terms to view Exported Video: Provides a customizable legal disclaimer such that when a person receives a Command Client video or image export, they have to select "accept" to see the video.

 Command Client 2.5.0.7929

 • Accelerated Video Decoding: With this release Command Client now has a configurable option to leverage GPU support for H.264 video decoding. This can significantly reduce the CPU load of workstations running Command Client, especially for applications where a multiple monitor display configuration triggers a significant video decoding load. 

Command Professional 2.5.0.0078

 • Configuration Client: March Networks has migrated the Configuration Client from a browser-based client to a standalone application. The migration allows 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. You can still use the browser-based client in this release, but it will be phased out in a future release.

Searchlight 4.6.0.444

 • Business Analytics – Summary views with comparison of aggregation and trending dashboards from multiple sites / locations: With implementation of Brickstream 3D sensors, you can now compare, analyze, and customize analytic data collected from these sensors (People Counting, Dwell, and Queue Length). The interface enables you to drill down to a particular site / location, further down to the list of sensors that collectively aggregated the total. Making it a wonderful trend analysis tool to determine Store’s layout efficiency, Branch promotion efficiency, Operation efficiency and much more.

 In addition, you can customize and define the areas of interest such as POS queue, Teller wait line, Front Entrance and Side Entrance, etc. Searchlight groups these areas (labels) automatically. You can retrieve these areas at ease in the interface and save any views for future consumption.

 • Operations Audit – Automatic email notification based on a schedule: You can now receive Operations Audit images of your sites in an email based on a schedule. You can review the status of each store / branch at a glance and make informed decisions on follow up actions based on this valuable audit.

 • Operations Audit – Export images to email: Within Operations Audit, you can now select one or multiple images and export them as attachments in emails. Simply right-click on the desired image and export it using your default email client / application.

 • Business Analytics – Data export based on a schedule: Besides viewing business analytic data in our Searchlight user interface, you can now export the data periodically based on a schedule of your choice. You can automate these data exports for a 3rd party analytic tool. In addition, you can define these schedules based on execution time, frequency and time zone. You can specify the site(s) and the destination folder location on the network.

 • Business Rules – Email notification with direct links back to exact rule exception: You can now directly access the exact rule exception from your email notification. The action brings you back to Searchlight and locates the exact rule, making it easy for you to further your investigation and gather more information from the application.

 • Business Rules – Presence detection with Brickstream sensor: With Brickstream sensor, you can define advanced business rules within Searchlight to detect the presence of people. This enhances the usability of Loss Prevention and Fraud Detection in a whole new way.

 

The following issues have been resolved in this 2.5 release:

 36579 CRS should apply rights to Command Config raw device requests.

 36624 CRS http raw requests to manage sessions should never communicate session ID.

 36625 Absence of protection against brute force attacks for CRS local users.

 29634 The “Operation failed” error message displays when a user right-clicks the camera list inside the Device tab, then clicks again to the System navigation panel.

 30727 Reopening a saved layout of undocked views with the Global resolution set to high shows cameras at the lowest frame rate.

 32961 Command Client crashed approximately 6 hours into a soak test with 6 undocked panels.

 36660 HostEventReceived not raised anymore.

 30863 Searchlight: Memory leak when associating cameras to sites/terminals (using drag and drop) where the client becomes very slow.

 31873 User sees results from Business rules they do not have access to.

 32288 Searchlight: Audit reports not displaying images.

 32493 Terminal can be created with no Terminal ID.

 33156 Filtering per territories and displaying results not working properly in Security Audit.

 33244 Searchlight - Business Rules Settings - User not able to see a business rule that was added by the user.

 34946 Business Analytics RAW tables are not getting purged according to transaction retention settings.

 35392 Searchlight - Business Rules Settings - User not able to see a business rule that was added by the user.

 35908 Searchlight failed to load on next login after login with a user with no logical territories.

 

What’s New in Version 2.3? – January 2018

Command Client 2.3
- Traditional Chinese: Command Client now allows you to set the interface language to Traditional Chinese.

 Command Enterprise 2.3
- Privacy Masks Based on User Profiles: System administrators can now configure the system for certain user profiles to see video without privacy masks.

 Command Professional 2.3
- Improved Redundancy – Shadow Archiving: Video recorded to a redundant server can now automatically transfer back to a primary server once the primary server is back online.  Options to push data automatically or on a schedule are available.

 - Improved Redundancy – Server Switchover time: Any switchover between a primary-to- redundant server or a redundant-to-primary server now occurs in less than 30 seconds. 

- Duplicate User Preferences: When duplicating users, all associated Command Client resources are also duplicated. This includes map configurations, views, private topology, language, and time preferences. 

- Axis VMD3: Cameras and encoders using AXIS Video Motion Detection 3 (VMD3) are now supported.

 - Edge 16e and 4e Encoder Licensing: March Networks’ Edge 16e and 4e encoders now only require 1 license to enable all analog channels present on the encoder.

 - NAS Performance: When connected to network attached storage (NAS), writing and recovery performance have been greatly improved.

 - RTSP Support: CRS is now able to provide an RTSP stream sent from the recorder by specific video channel and encoder channel (primary or secondary). The compression format of the video stream is standard H.264 and up to 16 RTSP streams can be sent concurrently.

 - Statistics Dashboard: The Statistics Dashboard page allows you to access useful charts and data related to the system performance, recording performance, and incoming and outgoing bitrate. The data can also be exported to an excel file and the charts can be downloaded for offline view, allowing you to send them to March Networks Technical Support for analysis in case of performance problems.

 

What’s New in Version 2.2.5? – September 2017

New field in Command Client Preferences: Rendering Format: The default value for rendering format is RGB (DirectX). If you are working on a system (such as a virtual desktop environment) that does not support Direct3D (part of DirectX), you cannot view video using the default setting of RGB (DirectX). In this case, select the Bitmap (software) option instead, and video displays normally.

Failover license support for CES: This feature allows a cold standby CES to take over for a failed primary CES. The standby CES is given the same configuration (and points to the same database). Changes now allow the standby CES to use the same license as the primary CES.

The following issues have been resolved in this release:

CES - 33921 Support for NTLMv2 protocol using Windows authentication to external MS SQL database.

Recorders - 33212 Arecont cameras cause DVR to hang when disconnecting.

CES - 34268 CES may not update registration details with DVRs after a CES restart.

CLIENT - 34256 Incident list opens empty in Client UI under certain conditions.

CES - 34261 Upon experiencing a time jump, CES can no longer communicate with fixed DVRs.

CES - 34016 CES User Audits - Unable to query user audits.

CES - 34470 CES reserves IP addresses for offline/failed recorders in DHCP environments.

CLIENT - 33746 Audio quality (choppy) on archive/incident playback.

 

What’s New in Version 2.2.0? – March 2017

Command Enterprise 2.2
Oncam 360 De-warping:
When using Command Client, the Oncam 360 cameras can now be viewed de-warped when connected to an 8000 Series Hybrid NVR. Virtual / ePTZ features allow users to access the PTZ controls to move around the de-warped image and zoom in and out on sections of the image.

Third-Party Device Integrations
Added support for the Brickstream 3D sensor
Added support for Oncam 360 cameras 
Added support for American Dynamics Illustra IP Cameras

 

What’s New in Version 2.1.4? – January 2017

The following issues have been resolved in this release:
CMD Client – Issue 30708 - Changing local https port on Archiver does not always work correctly.
CMD Player – Issue 32174 "Error in Command Player" message in 32-bit Command Player.
CMD Client/ Plugin/SDK – Issue 31223 Command Client displays 12/31/1969 date when pulling recording from DVR.
CES – Issue 32391 LDAP users able to log into CES 2.1 with random password when startTLS is enabled.

 

What’s New in Version 2.1? – October 2016

Command Enterprise 2.1/Command Professional 2.1

Multiple Active Directory Domains:
CES is no longer limited to a single LDAP server and now offers the ability to connect to multiple Active Directory domains. Users can connect to a cluster of servers on their domain or add redundancy to their system by enabling a primary/secondary server.

Edge 16e Encoder Integration: Users who want the benefits of network video, but don’t want to discard their existing analog equipment can now integrate the Edge 16e encoder with their Command Recording Server. The Edge 16e seamlessly converts video from up to 16 analog cameras into digital video that runs on an IP network.

ME4 Series IP Cameras Integration: The Command solution now integrates to the newest line of March Networks IP cameras. The ME4 Series IP Cameras offer HDR and 4MP resolution to guarantee superior image quality in even the most demanding applications.

Bosch 360 De-warping: The Bosch 360 cameras can now be viewed de-warped using server side de-warping on the CRS, CES and Command on NVR client applications. Virtual / ePTZ features allow users to access the PTZ controls to move around the de-warped image and zoom in and out on sections of the image.

Third-Party Devices Integrations
Added Support for American Dynamics
Added Support for Bosch 360 client side de-warping
Samsung update to include audio out
ONVIF update to include audio out

 

What’s New in Version 2.0? – July 2016

Command Client 2.0

March Networks has migrated the Command Client in Release 2.0 from a browser-based client to a standalone application.

Command Client 2.0 is supported on Windows systems only. For MAC OS X-based client workstations, it is possible to virtualize within a Windows environment. For more information, please contact the March Networks Sales Engineering.

Command Config, the configuration interface for Command Recording Servers, remains a browser-based interface that requires the installation of Silverlight, Command Client Plug-In, and the March Networks Root Certificate.

Command Client 2.0 currently does not support direct connection to 6000 Series Hybrid NVRs and to March Networks edge devices. To connect to those devices using Command Client 2.X, you must first add them to a Command Enterprise Server.

Command Enterprise 2.0/Command Professional 2.0

Multi Monitor Display: Users are now able to display single or grouped tabs divided across different monitors. For example, one monitor can display live cameras, another monitor can display the system overview.

Smart Search: Smart Search is a feature that allows users to configure a specific motion detection area and search for archived video evidence linked to motion events in that area. Note: Smart Search is compatible with cameras added to Command Recording Server, and for selected IP cameras on 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs. For more information about the supported cameras, consult the Visual Intelligence 5.8.0 Release Notes.

Export and Playback as two separate rights: It is now possible to assign users rights to export video and separate rights to playback the video.

Internal Time Synchronization: It is now possible to set the Command Enterprise Server as the time source to synchronize all recorders with the same time.

Migrate/Import Recorder Topology: To assist customers migrating from Enterprise Solution Manager (ESM) to Command Enterprise Server (CES), it is now possible to migrate recorders topologies from ESM to CES without requiring a second registration for the recorders.

Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 Support: The Command solution now supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.2 for improved security.

Faster Mounting Times for Large Storage Disks: The mounting time for large storage disks (more than 10TB) on Command Recording Servers has been greatly improved.

Third-Party Devices Integrations
Added support for Dahua IP cameras
Added support for Canon IP cameras
Added support for Speco IP camera

 

What’s New in Version 1.11? – February 2016

Command Enterprise 1.11.2/Command Professional 1.11.1

Simplified Layout Option: A user now has the choice to use the standard enhanced layout or a simplified layout of Command Client. The simplified layout hides buttons that users might not need to access and provides a more streamlined appearance. In simplified layout mode, the timeline, the digital zoom, video cell options, change resolution, and text area settings buttons are all hidden by default.

Add user groups from the LDAP service: The Command Recording Server (CRS) now supports LDAP groups. Any member of an LDAP user group added to the CRS can now log on to the CRS using their domain credentials. The feature also allows you to configure user rights that are common to all of the users in the group. Note: If an LDAP user is configured as a single user on the CRS and that user is also part of a configured user group on the CRS, then that user’s rights are the sum of the user rights configured for the user profile and the user group. 

Support for USB Joystick for PTZ Control: A user can now connect the Apem/CH Products IP Desktop Joystick (PN 100-550) to a PC client for basic Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Preset, and Tour control.

Joystick Control Icon Added: When a browser is connected to two or more different Command Client instances, it is now possible to specify which tab or window the USB joystick is enabled in, by clicking the Joystick button on the main toolbar.

Improved reverse playback: Reverse playback in Command Client has been improved to support backwards speeds up to 4x and backwards frame-by-frame playback. Note: This feature is only supported on 64-bit Windows operating systems.

Windows 10 Support: The Command Client interface, the Command Config interface, the Command Recording Server application, and the Command Lite application have all been certified against the Windows 10 operating system.

MAC OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and Safari 8 Support: The Command Client and Command Config interfaces have now been certified against the Apple Safari 8 browser running on the MAC OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) operating system.

Options for 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System: For PC Workstations running Command Client for Command Enterprise, when you click the "Download Plug-in" button, Command Enterprise now detects whether the client is using a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system and sends the correct Plug-in installation file.

Third-Party Devices Integrations
Added support for CBC and Ganz cameras.
Added support for FLIR IP cameras.
Added support for Wren IP cameras.
Added support for Infinova M-Series legacy IP cameras.

SiteManager 3.9.6
Updated support for Command Recording Server to version 1.11.


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