In the new version 2.7 of the MxMC, several new functions have been added. Two of them are particularly worth mentioning. An enormous support for administrators is the Camera Manager, which is an important tool in the daily project support of the system.
The second notable feature is in the Forensic Search area which allows the user to define search criteria for recurring visual inspections such as Show me last week’s car park records but only in the time range 8:00 to 8:10, in which case only the records/events in that time range for the entire week are displayed as results. This reduces the search time for the user enormously and an extra search is not necessary for each day.
All in all, the following new features are included in MxMC version 2.7:
- Camera Manager
- Search filter for recurring daily searches
- IPv6 Support
- GPU Optimised Image Generation
- Smart Data - Optimised procedure for new search filters
Basic Knowledge Smart Data Sources for Forensic Searches
An overview of all changes is described in the Release Notes:
Link to MxMC Release Notes:
A tool for easy camera maintenance.
Recurring Daily Search:
In the search filters in the Smart Data Search, a new parameter now exists for each filter type. The Recurring Daily Search / Daily Time Period. By specifying the time “from / to”, a daily time range can be defined. The comparison operators define whether this time period should be included (==) or excluded (!==) in the search. All events in the specified time within the time range are listed as results for the user.
Search queries whether the security guard made his rounds on the company premises every night at 03:00 or the check whether the forwarding delivery took place daily and allows a search of the delivery in detail.
MxMC IPv6 Support:
With IPv6 support, it is now also possible to address devices (cameras, softbutton URL, file server, etc.) with IPv6 addresses or to integrate them in the MxMC. For this purpose, an IPv6 address can also be entered in the “IP Address” field instead of the IPv4 address.
The input format for IPv6 requires the IPv6 address to be enclosed in square brackets . If special ports are used on the camera, these must be added with a colon after the square brackets (as shown in the screenshot).
GPU Optimised Image Generation
In the new version 2.7 of the MxMC, the image generation has been optimised and uses the GPU of the graphics card used on the MXMC PC via OPEN GL. This can lead to performance advantages on some systems (depending on the hardware constellation) as the load distribution of the CPU to the individual cores/threads is significantly optimised thanks to the graphics card GPU support. Compared to previous MxMC versions that were optimised for CPUs with few cores/threads and a high CPU clock speed, the new MxMC version can use CPUs with many cores/threads with a lower CPU clock speed.
Modern hardware is designed to increase the core/thread count and powerful GPU on the graphics cards to keep the CPU clock speed moderate. The MxMC GPU optimisation adapts to this trend.
With optimal hardware and camera settings, even a camera doubling in the layout display was possible with the same hardware! (M73/ FullHD/ Max FPS and Xeon R E-2276G with NVIDA Quadro P2000)
Note: As this is strongly dependent on camera settings and hardware properties, this cannot be achieved in every hardware/software constellation.
CPU load with MxMC 2.7:
CPU load with MxMC 2.6.1
A CPU core/thread is at its limit and blocks the entire system: