[Server] Version 2 beta 9.1 released

Beta 9.1 resolves an urgent bug with continuous recording from some IP cameras (including Panasonic), which resulted in truncated recordings.  This release also resolves issues when recording from ACTi cameras, caused by their B2 frame feature.  We also changed how errors are logged to the client, which should remove most of the “1 second” durations.  Expect to see better error reporting from IP cameras in the client in 9.2.

Information on how to upgrade to this release can be found on our Knowledge Base.  During upgrade you will be asked to migrate your mysql database.  This is normal behavior, and just follow the steps when asked for your password.

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The following features are added in this release:

Feature #891: Keep a duration for error events
Feature #1022: Reduce the motion detection interval for IP cameras to save CPU on high-framerate streams

The following bugs are fixed in this release:

Bug #956: 1-second events and avlib errors when recordings cannot be written
Bug #965: Recording errors result in a continuous stream of useless 1-second events
Bug #1023: IP Camera motion detect page gives no indication when settings are saved
Bug #1026: ACTi devices at high bitrates have corrupt recordings
Bug #1034: Web: improper formatting on devices template page
Bug #1035: Web: permissions not saved on user page
Bug #1037: Truncated continuous recordings after file reset on some IP cameras
Bug #1038: Web: Resolve CSS layout problems

Bluecherry now supports Grandstream cameras.

Bluecherry adds support for Grandstream surveillance IP / network cameras

Grandstream customers now have a Linux based recording application 

December 1st, 2011 (Fulton, Missouri) — Bluecherry, a leader in Linux based video surveillance, is proud to announce full support for Grandstream surveillance cameras.

Bluecherry is a leader in the Linux surveillance market. Bluecherry develops a commercially supported Ubuntu application under the name ‘Bluecherry’ (www.bluecherrydvr.com). The Bluecherry DVR software is a Ubuntu Linux based surveillance application and is developed by its team of in-house developers.  The Bluecherry application supports both IP and analog cameras, and allows for quick and easy setup of supported network cameras.   Bluecherry supports live viewing from a web browser, and live viewing and playback of archived events from it’s cross platform application (Windows, Linux and OS X).  Bluecherry’s software is currently free to test and is in a public beta until the middle of January.  More information about Bluecherry can be found at www.bluecherrydvr.com/about.

“We approached Grandstream several months ago to inquire about adding support for their IP cameras in our software” says Curtis Hall, Bluecherry’s founder. “We are used to manufacturers giving us the run around and not being easy to deal with.  However we were pleasantly surprised to find out that was not the case with Grandstream.  We were given all of the technical documentation we needed very quickly and were able to support their line of cameras in our latest release.  We now have four Grandstream cameras in our office and we are impressed with their usability, functions and price point.  It has been a real pleasure to work with Grandstream and we expect to continue to add support for their cameras as new models roll out.”

 ABOUT GRANDSTREAM NETWORKS

Founded in 2002, Grandstream Networks is the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video
surveillance solutions. Grandstream serves the small-to-medium business and consumer markets with
innovative products that lower communication costs, increase security protection, and enhance productivity.
Our open standard SIP-based products offer broad interoperability in the industry, unrivaled features,
flexibility, and price-performance competitiveness. Visit www.grandstream.com for more information.

 

Grandstream press release link

[Server] Version 2 beta 9.0 released

Beta 9.0 includes long-awaited support for motion detection on all types of IP cameras. Our IP motion detection is designed to eliminate false positives from noisy recordings without ever missing real movement. We’ve also fixed a variety of bugs, made improvements to the web interface, and added presets for Panasonic and Airlive IP cameras.

Technical note:  You will now see the option to enable motion detection in the settings area for each IP camera.

Information on how to upgrade to this release can be found on our Knowledge Base.  During upgrade you will be asked to migrate your mysql database.  This is normal behavior, and just follow the steps when asked for your password.

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The following features are added in this release:

Feature #57: Server: Detect motion in RTSP streams
Feature #637: (Web) Handle devices not associated with AvailableSources
Feature #944: Web: Device re-name hint
Feature #966: Web: Display IP camera type/selector
Feature #1000: Add presets for Panasonic series cameras
Feature #1001: Add presets for Airlive cameras
Feature #1007: Add support for motion mapping for IP cameras
Feature #1011: Web: Add link to the download the client
Feature #1012: Default to /dev/ttyS0 for the serial port (PTZ control)
Feature #1013: Web: Change protocol to show Pelco-D instead of PELCO
Feature #1014: Disable IP camera connectivity checking by default
Feature #1016: Web: Hide the model field for generic cameras
Feature #1017: Web: Checkbox to enable audio for IP cameras

The following bugs are fixed in this release:

Bug #1002: web: ipCameras list not updated properly
Bug #1003: IP recordings may be cutoff during very long RTP streams
Bug #1009: bluecherry.log is not created during installation on Ubuntu server
Bug #1015: Events results should be limited to avoid running out of memory
Bug #1021: Per-device schedule is always continuous from 11pm saturday to 12am sunday