BriefCam Release Notes

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Date
Software Version
Category
Description
Release Topic

May 2022
Version: 6.3
Integration
BriefCam v6.3 was tested and certified to work with Milestone 2022R1.
VMS Integration
March 2022
Version: 6.3
Infrastructure
The Task Management service is now responsible for updating case and request task statuses for the REVIEW dashboard.
Performance
Version: 6.3
Infrastructure
The Task Management service is now responsible for sending processing tasks to the processing servers (task management) for the OX6 engine. For the OX5 engine, the VSServer is responsible for task management.
Performance
Version: 6.3
Infrastructure
All task management, both for small-scale and large-scale deployments, is carried out using RabbitMQ.
Performance
Version: 6.3
Integration
BriefCam v6.3 was tested and certified to work with American Dynamics’ VideoEdge v5.6.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.3
Integration
For BriefCam v6.3, the Milestone 2021 R2 plugin deploys SDK 2021.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.3
Integration
It is now possible to pull non-masked video from the Milestone VMS even if masking was configured in the VMS.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.3
Integration
The Video Integration API (VIA) now supports Daylight Savings time.
API
Version: 6.3
Analytics
Visual layers are now supported for aggregated RESEARCH dashboards. There is a new built-in aggregated dashboard named Visual Layers that displays these visual layers.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.3
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
The PostgreSQL installer installs a newer version of Redis (Redis 5.0.10).
Installers
Version: 6.3
Infrastructure
A Last Modified column was added to the Camera Management screen. This column displays the last time the information was updated using the Sync to VMS button.
Administrative
Version: 6.3
Infrastructure
Additional license information was added to the Camera Management screen including the number of real-time channels.
Administrative
Version: 6.3
Infrastructure
When you filter in the Real-Time, On-Demand, and Audit Log sections, the selections are automatically applied and you no longer need to click the Apply button.
Administrative
Version: 6.3
Infrastructure
The On-Demand section was separated into two sub-sections: On-Demand Requests and On-Demand Tasks.
Administrative
Version: 6.3
Infrastructure
Administrators can now view, enable, and disable all rules created by users in their entire system. For this purpose, the Real-Time section was separated into two sub-sections: Real-Time Tasks and Real-Time Rules. The Real-Time Rules section includes a counter for the total number of RESPOND rules.
Administrative
March 2022
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
The GPU section is now called OX5 GPUs and there is another tab called OX6 GPUs, which is for use with the Next-Gen engine.
Administrative
Version: 6.2
Integration
When adding a directory, the name of the OnSSI/SeeTec Integration option was changed to Cayuga/Ocularis Integration
VMS Integration
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
The BriefCam Administrator Console now includes a new Dashboards section. This includes the REVIEW dashboard, which helps easily track the usage of the REVIEW module. This dashboard provides the list of cases with their statuses and relevant metrics.
Administrative
Version: 6.2
Analytics
When calculating the scene geometry, BriefCam now takes into account vehicles as well as people. This results in improved size and speed accuracy for scenes with vehicles.
Accuracy
Version: 6.2
Analytics
The loading time of Speed and Duration histograms was optimized.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.2
Analytics
If you are using aggregated data, the RESEARCH platform’s update process runs once an hour, as opposed to once a day in the previous version.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.2
Analytics
Aggregated dashboards now ignore objects with low object quality (objects that would only show up when Loose tolerance is set).
RESEARCH
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
When opening a case, you can now cancel the request and go back to the main Cases screen.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
When playing a VIDEO SYNOPSIS and then playing an object thumbnail, the closeup clip is now played (instead of the original video).
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
The user interface is now available in Bulgarian and Russian. Note that the RESEARH module is not available in Bulgarian.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
The BriefCam user (created when installing BriefCam) is no longer included in the Administrator group.
Installers
Version: 6.2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
Only relevant ports are open for the license server.
Installers
Version: 6.2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
The network share permissions have been tightened to users only.
Installers
Version: 6.2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
Customers can now define a custom passphrase instead of using a default passphrase.
Installers
Version: 6.2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
Customers can now define their own database credentials instead of using hard-coded credentials.
Installers
Version: 6.2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
BriefCam now supplies an installer for installing and configuring NGINX.
Installers
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
Move Storage Tool – The Move Storage tool enables you to update the BriefCam shared directory to another location and give the directory a different name (when required).
Administrative
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
Configure Server Logging Tool – This tool lets you update the configuration of the BriefCam Server’s log files (Logconfig.xml) from one location.
Administrative
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
Server Hostname Change Tool – This tool makes changes to an all-in-one environment after a server hostname change, saving you the hassle of having to update multiple configuration files after a hostname change.
Administrative
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
Log Collector Tool – BriefCam now offers a tool to easily gather the logs to be attached to a Support ticket.
Administrative
Version: 6.2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
Check Prerequisites Tool – BriefCam now offers a tool to check that the hardware and operating system parameters on a machine meet the BriefCam’s prerequisites before running the BriefCam installers.
Installers
Version: 6.2
Analytics
An improved network for the Appearance Similarity feature is now being used improving accuracy by 20% (in mean average precision (MaP) – a metric often used for measuring object comparison). In addition, v6.2’s detection rate has improved by 50% while maintaining the same level of false detections.
Accuracy
Version: 6.2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
BriefCam now offers more robust scaling of Face Recognition Matching service instances across multiple physical machines for very large watchlists in large scale environments.
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
Administrators can now replace discontinued/broken cameras on their own without it affecting the license count. This is valid for cameras that use the same name.
Administrative
Version: 6.2
Analytics
All of the expressions used in the RESEARCH module were reviewed and improved where necessary to ensure that good practices are met and complex syntax was made simpler.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.2
Analytics
The average reload time of the RESEARCH apps (Research_DB & Research) has been reduced by half as well as the load time for the RESEARCH dashboards.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
Faster Filtering Experience – The improved filtering enables a fast and reactive user experience and makes the scaling experience better. The first time that you open a case, all the objects are loaded into memory (which may take some time) and then filtering is performed in-memory, which makes the filtering at least twice as fast than with previous versions (depending on the number of objects that are being filtered).
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
New interactive exercises have been added to the User Training on training.briefcam.com. In addition to our many training videos, you can now try out BriefCam by walking through typical uses cases. You’ll try your hand at finding suspects, contact tracing, discovering trends in retail settings, and much more.
Documentation
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
The new Quick Start Installation and Configuration Guide makes it easy to follow through the steps for installing and configuring BriefCam in an all-in-one environment. The guide can be found in the documentation.zip file.
Documentation
Version: 6.2
Integration
For Genetec integrations, additional data is sent in the alert to the VMS allowing for better decision making when connecting to command-and-control systems.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.2
Integration
BriefCam v6.2 was tested and certified to work with Genetec 5.10.2.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.2
Integration
BriefCam v6.2 was tested and certified to work with Salient 5.5.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.2
Integration
The load time of cases was reduced when using BOA. Note that now if you want request details to be included in the API response, set the new BOA.LoadCaseInternals environment setting (in the BriefCam Administrator Console) to true.
API
Version: 6.2
Integration
The BriefCam Open API (BOA) now includes an API method that exports the User Audit Log.
API
Version: 6.2
Infrastructure
There is a now a new template named OX6 Main Server, which is for use with the Next-Gen engine.
Administrative
August 2021
Version: 6.1
Integration
The Digifort integration now supports the H.265 and MPEG4 format.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.1
Integration
In Genetec integrations, configuring the RTSP authentication is now done one time in the BriefCam Administrator Console instead of on each server separately.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.1
Integration
BriefCam v6.1 was tested and certified to work with Genetec 5.10.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.1
Integration
BriefCam v6.1 was tested and certified to work with Milestone 2020R3 and Milestone 2021R1.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
The default folder for the Web Services logs was changed from C:logs to C:Program FilesBriefCamBriefCam Web ServicesLogs.
Administrative
Version: 6.1
Integration
There is a new Genetec plugin for use with Genetec 5.9.2 and above.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.1
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
The following installers were upgraded: PostgreSQL plugin (the new installer uses PosgtreSQL 10.16.2, a newer version) + Milestone plugin + Milestone Embedded Client plug
Installers
Version: 6.1
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
The new Lighthouse service was added to support large scale distributed environments
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 6.1
Analytics
The Aggregated mode includes two sample dashboards: Retail Trends (Aggregated) and Smart City (Aggregated
RESEARCH
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
The administrator can also set whether the Detailed or Aggregated mode will be open by default using the RESEARCH.DefaultDashboardMode environment setting.
Administrative
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
To enable users to access the aggregated data, the administrator needs to change the QlikEnableAggregatedDashboards from false to true
Administrative
Version: 6.1
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
RESEARCH data is now stored in two data models: Detailed + Aggregated
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
Real-time activities are now retrieved at a much quicker rate improving support of large data sets.
Performance
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
Review – a loader and an initiating process is now shown from when a user submits a request until the request is processed
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
A loader is now displayed when opening or filtering a case with many objects, until all of the objects are displayed
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
The new ResearchDetailedLoadDays setting controls the data loaded from the RESEARCH app (based on the timestamp field and not the VMS time).
Administrative
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
The default value of the Maintenance.ServiceInstancesRetentionMinutes environment setting was changed from 1,440 (1 day) to 43,200 minutes (30 days).
Administrative
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
The maintenance setting for BI assets and RESEARCH visual layers was split into two, Maintenance.BIAssetsRetentionDays setting + Maintenance.BIVisualLayersRetentionDays setting
Administrative
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
The administrator can limit the client login to a single method (Basic, LDAP, or SAML) using the new Common.ClientAuthenticationMethod environment setting.
Administrative
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
the Real-Time Activities screen was improved, The items in the Status column now include more informative statuses. This enables the administrator to easily see whether the real-time tasks are running properly
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
the Real-Time Activities screen was improved, There are now columns for the camera name and task ID.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
For Proximity and Appearance Similarity filters, the thumbnail for people is aligned and now shows the top of the image
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
For Proximity, Appearance Similarity, and Face Recognition filters, you can click on the zoom button to see the entire thumbnail.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
You can click on the Status tab to sort the requests according to the request status. They will appear in the following order or vice versa: Queued, Processing, Error, Partial Error, Cancelled, No Objects, Success.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
Faces displayed when selecting the Show Faces button can now be filtered and exported by minimum star quality (1, 2, or 3 stars).
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
An end time was added to bookmarks and when playing a close-up clip of an object.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
Timestamps now include seconds in the Object pane, when uploading a video from a file or the network, in the original video title, and in bookmarks.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.1
Analytics
The People Counting alert thresholds were changed to allow for working with a smaller number of people in the frame or an area. The valid values for the Above threshold are now 0-250 (instead of 5-250) and for the Below threshold are 1-250 (instead of 5-250).
RESPOND
Version: 6.1
Analytics
The Proximity filter can now be set together with the geo-filters (Area, Path, and Line Crossing) and all the global filters except License Plate Recognition and Count.
RESPOND
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
The new XYLocations.SampleRate environment setting lets the administrator change how often (in seconds) an object’s XY location is sampled. This lets the administrator prevent the unnecessary use of CPU resources.
Performance
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
The placement of geo-filters (Area, Path, and Line Crossing) set in RESPOND rules and RESEARCH dimensions remains aligned across archive and live streams even when there are different resolutions (but the same aspect ratio).
Performance
Version: 6.1
Infrastructure
Scene geometry saved across tasks: The scene geometry is now saved across different tasks of the same source (camera). Therefore, a new geometry warmup is not needed for each task, which enhances BriefCam’s performance, especially for size, speed, and proximity detection
Performance
April 2021
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
By default, the newest requests now appear first.
Administrative
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
You can now cancel all tasks associated with a specific case with one click.
Administrative
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
There are two new templates available in the Administrator Console to make setting up the required services easier for both the Hub and sites.
Administrative
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
The following new services were added to support multi-site deployments: Multi-site Site BI Export Service, Multi-site Hub BI Data Gateway, Multi-site Hub SSO Gateway, Outbound API Gateway
Administrative
Version: 6.0
Integration
BriefCam v6.0 was tested and certified to work with Qognify VisionHub 5.2.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
In the Alerts tab, it is now possible to search for sources in the Sources filter
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
The default of the Mismatches Allowed setting for the License Plate Recognition filter was changed from 3 to 0.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
When searching for a case, the search results include case descriptions in addition to the case name.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
In the REVIEW module, when filtering for Sources, sources that are not selected are now hidden and not just greyed out.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
Performance of the case alert loading time and the server load during fetching were improved.
Performance
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
When applying the Sources filter, the Time Range, Size, and Speed filters are not reset and remain selected.
Functionality Improvements
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
When processing a long video (24 hours or longer by default), a message appears letting the user know that the processing may take a while
Functionality Improvements
Version: 6.0
Analytics
Out-of-the-box dashboards contained a Source filter
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Analytics
In the Filters visualization, a Site filter was added to support multi-site deployments.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Analytics
Additional dimensions and measures were added to support multi-site deployments.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Analytics
The # of Unique Identities on a Specific Route measure was added.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Analytics
Two new dashboards were added: Retail Trends Across Sites + Visual Layers
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
The entire documentation set, including a new Troubleshooting Guide, is now available by clicking the Help icon (?) from BriefCam
Documentation