BriefCam Release Notes

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Date
Software Version
Category
Description
Release Topic

February 2019
Version: 5.3.1
Infrastructure
Increased face recognition throughput of 25%
Performance
Version: 5.3.1
Infrastructure
Increased processing throughput of 25% on Windows
Performance
Version: 5.3.1
Infrastructure
When showing faces in Face Recognition, recognized faces are sorted by the number of stars (high to low) when the Relevance sorting is selected.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3.1
Infrastructure
Users can now sort cases by last created or last modified.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3.1
Infrastructure
Zero (0) degrees can now be used in the Direction filter.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3.1
Infrastructure
Users can now select all displayed thumbnails or all thumbnails in a group.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3.1
Infrastructure
Visual layers can now be viewed in full-screen mode.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3.1
Infrastructure
In the Cases screen’s Status tab, more information about errors is provided.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3.1
Infrastructure
When a face is added to the Face Recognition filter, the face is already selected by default.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3.1
Analytics
Alerts can now be filtered by a rule or by a camera.
RESPOND
Version: 5.3.1
Infrastructure
When viewing a video clip of a face recognized from a watchlist, details about the event, watchlist and identity are displayed. This helps the operator verify that the identity matching was correct.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3.1
Analytics
An Illumination Changes dashboard is included in the Research module.
RESEARCH
Version: 5.3.1
Infrastructure
The Background Changes class was added to the filters. This class enables users to filter for windows or other lights that were turned on and off.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3.1 UP1
Analytics
The Research installation now also support the use of domain accounts.
RESEARCH
Version: 5.3.1 UP1
Infrastructure
The frame timeout (when the processing server is waiting for a frame) is now configurable
Administrative
December 2018
Version: 5.3 UP1
Infrastructure
Research logs were enriched.
Administrative
Version: 5.3 UP1
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
The Oracle installer now successfully runs on Windows 2012 R2 (PowerShell 5.1 is now installed).
Installers
Version: 5.3 UP1
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
DB upgrade script issues were fixed.
Installers
Version: 5.3 UP1
Analytics
Face recognition accuracy was improved.
Accuracy
Version: 5.3 UP1
Integration
Issues with the original video playback for Digifort, DVTel and Avigilon were fixed.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.3 UP1
Integration
An installer for the Avigilon 6.10 plugin was added.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.3 UP2
Infrastructure
The Face Recognition Watchlist is now restricted to contain identities with 2-stars quality and above.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3 UP2
Integration
Added support for HEVC in AVI video format (generated by VirtualDub and Provision).
VMS Integration
Version: 5.3 UP2
Infrastructure
Improved performance of classification filters for cases with a very large number of objects.
Performance
Version: 5.3 UP2
Integration
Implementation of RTSP-based live integration with Avgilion 6.10 VMS is now possible using direct camera access.
VMS Integration
November 2018
Version: 5.3
Integration
Outbound API for Respond Alerts: The BriefCam Respond Outbound API is an easy and straightforward approach for third parties to integrate BriefCam Respond alerts into their existing alerting infrastructure
API
Version: 5.3
Integration
BriefCam now supports G64x files when using Genetec, which dramatically shortens the duration of video fetching.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
BriefCam provides tools for customers to be compliant with the GDPR requirements. The administrator can provide rights to specific users to access the Person Information tab where data on individuals can be viewed, exported and deleted from the customersÕ systems.
Compliance
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
The administrator can release active sessions from the Admin screen
Administrative
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
Users are now automatically logged out after 60 minutes.
Administrative
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
BriefCam is using a concurrent licensing model instead of named users
Administrative
Version: 5.3
Integration
The metadata for objects was extended in the BriefCam Open API (BOA) to meet the requirements of PSIM systems.
API
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
By default, disabled cameras are now hidden in the Admin panel. You can still see them by using the new Show disabled cameras checkbox in the Cameras list table.
Administrative
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
Clients can now sign-in using an SAML authentication token.
Administrative
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
During maintenance, users can prevent cases from being automatically deleted by using the new Do not delete case during auto-delete maintenance checkbox
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
Sources can easily be moved between cases by going to the case’s REVIEW > Status tab and clicking the Move request icon.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
The environment settings that existed in various .ini files, such as the VSServer.ini file, are now all accessible from one centralized location in the Administrator’s Web-based administration application in the new Settings section.
Administrative
Version: 5.3
Integration
BriefCam can now send alerts to Milestone’s Alarm Manager
VMS Integration
Version: 5.3
Analytics
Research: In the Sources screen, the Last Run column was added
RESEARCH
Version: 5.3
Analytics
RESEARCH: Users can now set a specific time to run a RESEARCH source’s scheduled task
RESEARCH
Version: 5.3
Analytics
New dashboards were added to the out-of-the-box dashboards library (Consumer Traffic & Sales, Shopper Analysis, Building Occupancy, Traffic Direction)
RESEARCH
Version: 5.3
Analytics
Research: A tolerance filter was added to the Research dashboards. This allows users to select the threshold of the object quality, which impacts the detection sensitivity
RESEARCH
Version: 5.3
Analytics
Research Export to CSV and PDF: In the Research module, users can export charts as an image or PDF and can export the data as a csv file
RESEARCH
Version: 5.3
Analytics
Research Support for External Data Sources: Users can load a .csv or .xls file to expand the Research analysis
RESEARCH
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
4K VIDEO SYNOPSIS Rendering Improvement (4K videos are now rendered in half of the resolution for increased performance. The original video of a 4k video is rendered and exported in full size)
Performance
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
Bounding Boxes on Original Video
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
Player Improvements: Step back/forward frame by frame, Zoom, Improved speed control (1/4, 1/2, 2x, 4x speed)
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
Export Case Report Assets: Users can download bookmarks from the Report tab. A zip file will be created containing the selected objects’ original video, close-up clip and thumbnail.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
Chronological Sorting of Synopsis Objects: Users can now sort synopsis objects according to Relevance (default) and Time (oldest to newest)
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
Case Collaboration: Users can now share selected cases with other users or groups
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
Download Closeup Clip: In the Review and Report modules, users can download an mp4 file of the close-up clip
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
Person Upper/Lower Body Colors: Users can search for people wearing lower and upper body colors separately, such as blue pants or a red shirt
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3
Analytics
Real-Time Alerts: the BriefCam Respond module now also offers real-time alerts: alerts can now be triggered within 5 seconds instead of 30-60 seconds for area, face recognition and class categories, including Person, 2-wheel and Other vehicle
RESPOND
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
Background Changes Visual Layer: A visual layer was added allowing the user to map areas where changes in the background occurred
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.3
Infrastructure
Face Recognition Enhancements and Additions: Support for watchlists in the Review and Respond modules, Support for external photos in Review, Face recognition ranking
UI Enhancements
September 2018
Version: 5.2.1 UP2
Integration
Live processing support for Bosch VMS: Implementation of RTSP-based live integration with Bosch VMS is now possible, using direct camera access.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.2.1 UP2
Integration
BriefCam Open API (BOA): We have added a new and unified REST API, allowing developers to deepen the integration between third-party applications and BriefCam.
API
Version: 5.2.1 UP2
Infrastructure
Alert Processing Server (APS) Linux deployment: We have added support for APS deployment on Linux, which provides better resource utilization than an equivalent Windows deployment. Currently available only for Response module using Milestone VMS.
Performance
Version: 5.2.1 UP3
Integration
Live processing support for IndigoVision VMS: Implementation of RTSP-based live integration with IndigoVision VMS is now possible using direct camera access.
VMS Integration
August 2018
Version: 5.2.1
Infrastructure
Face Recognition is now enabled by license.
Administrative
Version: 5.2.1
Infrastructure
Direction control – improved visibility.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1
Integration
Genetec and FLIR (DVTEL) Certificate Usage: We have utilized the multi-streaming processing to minimize the number of required Genetec and FLIR (DVTEL) certificates per processed channel.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.2.1
Infrastructure
User Settings: We have added a user settings menu, that enables the user to change the time, date, size and speed formats. The user settings are specific and persistent to each respective user and applied to all modules.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1
Infrastructure
Object Thumbnail’s Sorting by Chronology: Sorting by time (oldest to newest and vice versa) when filters are applied is now available. This control allows users to see objects from oldest to newest or from newest to oldest even on filtered mode.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1
Infrastructure
Density Control: Density control is now available when playing a synopsis. Density refers to the number of events shown concurrently when playing a synopsis. Use the density control to increase or decrease the number of events shown at once. Changing event density will alter the run time of the video synopsis. The density setting is not persistent.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1
Infrastructure
Show Original File Name: The original file name is now displayed when playing an object’s close-up clip. It indicates the original file name for reference, even in a multi-file same-camera synopsis.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1
Infrastructure
Duration in Path and Duration in Area: The user is now able to set the minimum duration the object spends inside an area or on a drawn path.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1
Infrastructure
Improve Path Filter: We have improved the path filter accuracy. The path filter detects objects traveling along one or more user-defined paths, as well as objects whose lower part (legs, wheels) is traveling along the path.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1
Infrastructure
Show Timestamps during Synopsis Playback: Timestamps are displayed continuously while the synopsis is played. The timestamp toggle can be used to turn the timestamp display on or off (the default is on),
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1
Infrastructure
Filter Tolerance Adjustments: The class, attributes, color, dwell time, direction, area, path and face and appearance similarity filters are all configured with default tolerance levels
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1
Infrastructure
Visual Layers: We have added the ability to provide users with visibility into statistical visual analysis of object activity and dwell areas and popular event paths in a synopsis (Activity Heat Map, Dwell Heat Map, Common Paths)
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1 UP1
Integration
BriefCam’s HTTP REST Generic Integration Supports Live Video Stream: We have added a new API call that enables a third party to use BriefCam’s RESPOND module and generate real-time events and notifications of objects matching certain filter criteria.
API
Version: 5.2.1 UP1
Integration
Additional Video File Formats Support: BriefCam now supports Timespace X300 DVR multi-stream exported file format (.XBA file format), in addition to single stream, and Infodraw DVR exported files format (.MP4 and .FLV file formats)
VMS Integration
Version: 5.2.1 UP1
Infrastructure
Face Recognition and Appearance Similarity within VIDEO SYNOPSIS: We have added the ability to select objects within a VIDEO SYNOPSIS and add them to Face Recognition and Appearance Similarity filters.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1 UP1
Infrastructure
Retry Processing: We have added the ability to trigger a new attempt to process failed videos. A Retry button is now presented on the Status tab when videos have failed.
Administrative
Version: 5.2.1 UP1
Infrastructure
Language Support: BriefCam now supports the following languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin American), Turkish, Vietnamese.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1 UP1
Infrastructure
Show Bounding Boxes Toggle: We have added the ability to turn the bounding box display on or off (the default is on).
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2.1 UP1
Infrastructure
NAS File Upload: We have added the ability to load video files directly from a network drive in organizations instead of downloading to the local machine and then uploading to the BriefCam Server.
UI Enhancements
April 2018
Version: 4.3
Integration
Flir (Dvtel) v7.0.0.5780
VMS Integration
Version: 4.3
Integration
Flir (Dvtel) v8.0
VMS Integration
Version: 4.3
Infrastructure
When a user is reactivated, its resources and configured tasks (Scheduled task, Respond, Research etc.) will be available.
Administrative
Version: 4.3
Infrastructure
A disabled user can be reactivated (while deleted user could not be reactivated).
Administrative
Version: 4.3
Infrastructure
The ability to disable users has been added and the ability to delete users has been removed.
Administrative
Version: 4.3
Infrastructure
The class filter is now available for the Similar and Pick options
UI Enhancements
Version: 4.3
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
Syndex Pro installers are now digitally signed with a genuine BriefCam certificate
Installers
Version: 4.3
Infrastructure
Web application for Admin tool
UI Enhancements
Version: 4.3
Infrastructure
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) integration
Administrative
Version: 5.2
Infrastructure
Alert rules configuration is now done on the web-based Respond module.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2
Analytics
BriefCam’s next generation new RESEARCH platform, users can leverage quantitative analysis of video data to make informed data-driven decisions
RESEARCH
Version: 5.2
Infrastructure
We have added the ability to define include/exclude area within user-defined 3- or 4-sides polygon areas.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2
Infrastructure
RICH CLASSIFICATION ENHANCEMENTS: Enriched object metadata with new classes and attributes.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2
Infrastructure
FILTER PRESETS: Save filter states within a case for later reference.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2
Infrastructure
FACE RECOGNITION: Instantly locate people by using face recognition.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2
Infrastructure
APPEARANCE SIMILARITY: Instantly locate people, vehicles, and items of interest by searching for similar looking objects
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2
Infrastructure
MULTI-CAMERA SEARCH: Rapidly pinpoint people and vehicles of interest, using an extensive range of appearance and movement filters, across multiple video sources.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2
Infrastructure
CASE MANAGEMENT: Organize all video assets of an investigation in a single container, bookmark objects of interest, and summarize case findings (including all relevant exhibits) in a report.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.2
Infrastructure
BriefCam platform (Review, Research and Respond modules) is now available as Web Application, supported on Google Chrome desktop browser
UI Enhancements
Version: 4.3 UP2
Integration
Real-time processing (Respond) is now supported with Flir (Dvtel) versions 7.0.0.5780 & 8.0
VMS Integration
Version: 4.3 UP3
Integration
Avigilon v6.4
VMS Integration
Version: 4.3 UP3
Integration
Milestone 2017 R3
VMS Integration