The History of Luxriot EVO :

When you buy Luxriot EVO you open up your IP CCTV cameras to a host of carefully designed features and integration options. Working with key integrators, such as Videcom, Luxriot are continually developing EVO, updating and adding features, new camera models and making improvements to the mobile and monitor applications. As part of your software licence you can take advantage of these updates and upgrades to your Luxriot EVO software for two years after registering. After this period you can add optional EVO software upgrade plans for an additional 2 years or 8 years. We always recommend you protect your software investment by carefully considering these optional software update plans.

Luxriot EVO Launched

Humble Beginnings :

Launched amongst great excitement at IFSEC on the 26 June 2016, EVO burst onto the screens with ANPR overlays, 64 Bit WIndows OS, with Global and EVO S both on show, along with demonstrations of Mobile Video Streaming, we recall a very busy stand for the 3 days of the show.


Luxriot EVO Training

The First Few Months :

July saw Luxriot visiting the UK and providing specialist training to our Videcom engineers, shortly after this we passed the training exams and became an authorised EVO Global installer, integrator and reseller.

We worked with Luxriot, working through technical issues and developments.

Luxriot EVO Video Wall

First EVO Sales and Upgrade :

By the end of August 2016 Videcom was upgrading their first VNR customer City Centre CCTV control Room.

Upgrading whilst retaining VNR video archives, updating video wall operation and client workstations.

Existing customer hardware was reused.

Since these early days of initial training and installation Videcom Security have worked closely with the team at Luxriot, with ongoing training, recommending new features and development opportunity as well as continuing to sell, promote, install and upgrade EVO installations. Below we have highlights of the Evolution of Luxriot EVO, with new version features as the software evolves from release 1.2 onwards with 1.7 being released only 20 months after the original launch. There have already been some great leaps forward and although the EVO brand remains very recognisable EVO continues to evolve and grow in strength, highlights for Videcom Security include Geo Maps, External Serial Data and h265 support.

EVO 1.2 Release Oct 2016

  • Added Archive Bookmarks
  • Added Archive Smart search
  • Added Remote upgrade options for Global edition*
  • Added timer/clock event for Events & Actions configurator
  • Added variable icons for cameras, user buttons for maps
  • Added an export displayed Audit results to CSV file
  • Added Multichannel archive export under one AVI
  • Added Multichannel spanshot export under one JPEG
  • Added action type “Write to Audit” with option for macros
  • Added Servers – Clients multicast support
  • Added new action type “Trigger HTTP URL” for Events
  • Added save the last activated presets in layout and activate them on layout selection
  • Added ability to change icon colors on map
  • Added navigate from instant playback to multi playback
  • Added Snapshot support for live & archive via HTTP API
  • Added “User buttons” support via HTTP API

EVO 1.3 Release January 2017

  • Central Server Mirroring for global
  • Advanced UI implementation for Global Video Wall control
  • Automated server configuration backup
  • Manual configuration backup and restore wizard using automatically or manually created restore points
  • Copy/burn ability from Library to another device
  • Shared Layouts and User buttons added under EVO S
  • SureView Immix compatibility
  • SNMP trap support under Events & Actions
  • ‘Fallback’ and ‘Read only’ storage functionality
  • Audio transmission to ONVIF devices
  • Audio support for ONVIF Edge recording
  • Advanced account security policy
  • Search by image and by tags for Face recognition
  • Software VCA metadata overlay on Live view and Archive
  • Substream support for Software VCA
  • 128 forward and backward playback speed added

EVO 1.4 April 2017

  • h265 codec support *Videcom Highlight Feature
  • Portable Player Released
  • DPTZ new features: picture in picture, presets, zoom by mouse wheel, region selection
  • Watchdog support for Monitor application
  • Live podcasts are added with RTMP configuration
  • Added multiple (bulk) edit for devices and channels
  • Added video frame attachment for e-mail notifications
  • Added automatic archive bookmarks with an option for user acknowledge request
  • Added new action ‘Send Event to Client’ under Events & Actions configurator: sound and push notifications
  • Added hardware usage information under Monitoring in Console application
  • Critical errors highlighted under Monitoring in Console application
  • Tooltips are added in Monitor application


EVO 1.5 July 2017

  • Added Geo-maps *Videcom Highlight Feature
  • External data sources. Data receive from third party systems (for example: PoS) *Videcom Highlight Feature
  • Removed 1080P resolution limitation EVO Complimentary
  • Added option to share audio channel for multiple cameras
  • Added security settings for Monitor application UI
  • Added channel online/offline status in Monitor application
  • Added search for VCA objects, events and counters
  • Added export to CSV with a search results under Bookmarks, VCA, LPR, FR, PoS and other external services
  • Added archive statistic in Console application
  • Added option to prefer substreams in playback mode instead of main stream
  • Added open VCA functionality on failover server*
  • Added external service action
  • Added optional PTZ control UI (classic) under monitor application
  • Added option to export multiple video with audio streams
  • Added option to hide summary playback timeline outline

EVO 1.6 Released October 2017

  • Added archive backup wizard
  • Added VCA reports in the Monitor application
  • Added Archive Calendar for playback mode in the Monitor application
  • Added extended list of user permissions and audited events
  • Added new actions in the Event & Action configurator: “Display event in mobile application”, “Export snapshot to FTP or local folder”, “Start/stop audio file transmission to camera audio output”
  • Added ability to raise events based on specified external data values in the Event & Action configurator
  • Added functionality to send audio from the Monitor application to mobile applications on remote mobile devices

Improvements:

  • Added possibility to decode only the currently maximized viewport in playback mode
  • Improved behavior in multichannel archive navigation when moving along the timeline with mouse button held down
  • Added support for hard subtitles for MKV format
  • Implemented STARTTLS security mode for the “Send email” action
  • Added ability to start Monitor application with parameters using command prompt
  • Added periodical mode for scheduled event in the Event & Action configurator
  • Added possibility to listen to TCP port in external data source provider settings
  • Added ability to change playback speed using mouse wheel on the speed slider
  • Added subtitles support for video frame series export
  • Implemented Edge recording support for Axis, Dahua and Hikvision cameras
  • Added settings for N sec navigation and timeline interval size for instant playback



EVO 1.7 Released February 2018

  • Added offline video (edge) feature with later upload to the server from EVO Mobile application
  • Added substream/edge/offline stream playback support for EVO Mobile application
  • Added a possibility to open archive backup wizard via EVO Monitor application

Improvements:

  • Implement user name case insensitivity for AD/LDAP accounts
  • Implement an option to specify domain name in server settings to simplify user login from EVO Monitor
  • Restore playback speed after pause
  • Added additional event information under audit export to CSV
  • Automatically jump to selected time when accessing playback from instant playback
  • Added substream support for LG LNU7210R and LND7210R models.

Fixes:

  • Unable to drag and drop channels between display screens
  • Incorrect navigation in archive playback when ‘Go to time’ is used on OS with 24h time format
  • External service stops sending any search requests in case the external service restarts
  • Unable to receive video stream from Bosch NDP5502-Z30L
  • Archive statistics do not show updated channel names

Although not specifically listed camera integration has also been developing through the addition of new camera models but also the inclusion of camera side analytic integration for events from manufacturers such as Dahua.

Through EVents and Actions support has now been added for cameras side smart analytic events such as o and object removed, line crossing, intrusion and object left, allowing events and actions to be configured based on camera side triggered alerts, expanding on traditional motion and I/O support.

EVO 1.8 Released April 2018

New features:

  • Added encryption support for client-server communication
  • Added encryption support for server databases.
  • Added support for third party access control
  • Added toggling between Local/UTC/Server time in Monitor
  • Added OPC Client functionality support
  • Added GPS coordinate updates to uploaded mobile video/audio Added new action ‘Pop-up playback on screen’ in Events and actions
  • Added new events and actions for access control and OPC integrations Improvements
  • Implemented edge recording support for Axis cameras
  • Added PTZ functionality to Apix-33ZDome/S2 led camera model
  • Implemented export to CSV option for all features under Console Monitoring section Option ‘Configuration import from database’ now automatically upgrade imported db in case of version mismatch

Fixes:

  • ONVIF cameras may take long to initiate Fixed video display issue in Monitor application on Intel latest Xeon processors
  • Synchronization of LDAP users may fail if some characters in domain name are uppercase
  • Portable player unable to playback MPEG4 stream in MP4 container Watermark Validator showing ‘Sequence error’ when checking video which was exported with a gap due to server restart

EVO 1.9 Released June 2018

New features:

  • HTTPS support for Mobile, Web and API applications
  • Encryption for proprietary archive and archive backup

Improvements:

  • Monitor application color and design improvements
  • Refresh export library in Monitor application every 5 minutes Implemented color selector for icon title on map
  • Added video statistics (frame rate, resolution and codec) for playback mode in Monitor application
  • Added improvements for ONVIF driver
  • Changed storage configuration so that local disks can be also removed and added manually

Fixes:

  • Enabling audio on some devices may result in error – ‘invalid video frame format’
  • Server doesn’t start in case HTTP port is already in use by third-party application or service
  • Fixed possible scenario with Software Motion Detector and Open VCA issues after Windows 10 updates



EVO 1.10 Release July 2018

New features:

  • Archive interval manual deletion and protection
  • Monitor and Console remote upgrade feature in EVO S edition

New features:

  • Archive interval manual deletion and protection
  • Monitor and Console remote upgrade feature in EVO S edition

Improvements:

  • Added smart device deletion (track if channel is used)
  • Added drop-down list with last accessed servers in Console login form
  • Bookmark search record limit is increased up to 10000
  • Show child nodes when searching in Monitor application tree view
  • Fast navigation from device to channels and vise versa
  • Show recording identifiers for channels in Console when IDs are enabled
  • Console additional information display: service level indicator, number of selected items under Monitoring section, list of channels used by External service, full list of external services even some are disconnected

Support for new cameras added:

  • Axis Q87 series
  • Dahua DH-XVR5108HS-S2 model

Fixes:

  • PTZ may stop working in Monitor application when removing and adding channel from recording server in layout
  • Mobile application won’t receive events from server if specific user/group or target channel is not selected in E&A configurator
  • ‘Input buffer overflow’ error may occur in Archive Backup Wizard while backup large files with motion information
  • Video loss time setting ignore it’s value after server restart