Important Changes

New Features

  • Cross-system layouts:
    • Added the ability to view cameras/devices from different Cloud systems on a single layout.
    • Such layouts can only be displayed in the Desktop Client.
    • Cloud users can set up and save such layouts but cannot share them with other users.
    • Cross System layouts cannot be used with VideoWall, Showreels or automated with Rules.
  • Camera replacement:
    • Replacing a camera with another one from the same server is now possible.
    • Name, archive, general and advanced settings, recording settings, PTZ settings, event rules, analytics and camera access rights will be transferred to a new camera.
    • Motion Detection settings, 2-way Audio will not be transferred.
    • The current archive from the old camera will still be accessible.
    • This action can only be undone when the old camera returns to the online state and Server discovers it.
    • Camera replacement can be done only by the Owner and Administrators.
    • Camera replacement is not supported for:
      • Virtual cameras
      • Speakers
      • NVRs
      • IO modules
      • Multi-sensor cameras
      • Unauthorized cameras
      • Offline cameras that appear after reindexing the archive.
  • Added a possibility to download the Desktop Client and Server logs remotely (System Administration -> Logs Settings). Users can configure logging and download logs.
  • Added a possibility to choose the specific ONVIF profile for cameras (the “Expert” tab). The ONVIF profile list is determined ONLY when adding the camera to the server. If reconfigure ONVIF profiles afterward (on the camera itself), they will not be reflected in the Desktop Client.

Operating System Platform Changes

  • Support for Windows 8.1 will be discontinued in the next release. Systems on Windows 8.1 may not be able to update to the next release.
  • Mobile 22.4 is not compatible with VMS 5.1.
  • Support for Ubuntu 16.04 was discontinued.
  • Support for macOS 10.14 and 10.15 were discontinued.
  • Added Ubuntu 22.04 support.
  • Added MacOS 13 support.

Known Limitations

  • Desktop Client could freeze for a short period of time when dialogs are opened.

Tested Operating Systems:

  • Windows 8.1, 10/Enterprise,11, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 v1607, 2019, 2022
  • Ubuntu LTS: 18.04, 20.04, 22.04
  • MacOS: 11.0 (Big Sur), 12 (Monterey), 13
  • Raspberry PI 3 Model B V1.2 Kernel version 4.14 (Linux 9.4 (Stretch))
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Raspbian 10 Buster.