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The April “ISC West” Release v3.19.0409

Hot on the heels of our v3 release at the end of March we are releasing a new update filled with feature enhancements, performance tune ups and new integrations.  Lets get into it.

Feature Enhancements

1) Bulk updating IP Address, manual method

We added the ability to select a certain set of cameras, or all your camera, and quickly update their IPs in bulk

Manually set IP addresses in bulk in milestone xprotect

2) Bulk importing of IP Address updates using Excel file 

For larger installations or whole network segment migrations we now offer an Excel (not CSV) import for IPs.  Use the cameras management software to update the IPs on the cameras, export the report, import it into our template and upload to the Toolbox and you are done.

Import IP addresses into Milestone XProtect

3) Create camera report by selecting one or many device groups

Now create reports based on one or many devices groups as the filter.  Giving you more flexibility to get the cameras you need on the report.

Create reports by one or multiple device groups in Milestone XProtect

4) Create camera report by selecting one or many recording servers

Now select more than one using a drop down multi-select list.

5) Added password synch for Sony cameras

This has been tested on Sony Gen 5 cameras and above

6) Added password synch for Hanwha cameras

Tested on Wisenet III cameras and above including X and P-series Hanwha cameras

7) Added password synch for Bosch cameras with validation

Should support most modern Bosch cameras.  We also included the password validation or Bosch cameras as they do require complex passwords

  • Min 8 characters
  • Max 32 characters
  • At least 1 number
  • At least 1 special character !? “#$%(){}[]*+-=.,;^_|~\
  • Upper and lower case
  • User name and password must differ

Bosch IP camera password synch with validation error in Milestone XProtect

8) Added special characters option for auto generated passwords

With the implementation of Bosch password synch and their use of complex passwords we have added the ability to create random passwords with special characters in order to meet the requirement.

9) Improved performance when loading “Add Members” & “Advanced Device Groups” dialog

In really large data-sets we noticed a lag/delay when loading the dialogs for adding device members and advanced device group management and worked to reduce the load time and provide the user feedback on status.

10) Improved performance of loading hardware listing tree for large systems
11) Improved performance of loading device groups tree for large systems
12) Improved general application performance
13) Updated camera report file save dialog allowing user to change file name
14) Updated grid fonts for improved readability.

Bug Fixes

1) Fixed bug related to hardware caching
2) Fixed hardware menu options ordering when toggling between recording servers, hardware, and devices
3) Fixed password update allowing same password to be used
4) Fixed various minor bugs

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