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
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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

EVO 1.11 Release October 2018

New Features:

  • Feenics Access control system support
  • HTTPS support for communication with IP cameras
  • Activation on Virtual Machines with permanent Internet connection required*
  • Device model change for configured devices
  • Device configuration copying*
  • Video display for selected device under Console application
  • New event – Camera’s variable based on VCA Counters’ value (more, less, equal)
  • Server’s permission for manual channels’ archive intervals deletion via Client application
  • Archive playback at x8 playback speed
  • Server configuration loading time display in monitoring section in Console application
  • Server connected/disconnected time in monitoring section in Console application
  • Recording identifiers for channels in Console application
  • Fast navigation in console from devices to channels, and vise versa


  • Improved playback for highly loaded networks and/or storage
  • Recording configuration now also displayed in channel configuration table in console

Also new camera models added and bug fixes.

EVO 1.12 Release January 2019

New features:

  • Channel shortcuts. Visual areas in Monitor application for fast navigation to other channels
  • Unlimited number of external source devices (smartphone as device), devices that stream video only counted
  • Channel groups can be used for Event & action rules
  • Graphical configuration for schedules
  • Visual indicators can be placed on a map
  • ‘Video lost’ status on maps
  • ‘Recent archive interval’ permission
  • Recording error and recording recovered can be used per channel now
  • Startup layout sequence support for Monitor application
  • ‘Current day’ option for counters automatic reporting
  • Archive calendar option to display data for selected camera only
  • ‘Video wall’ event in E&A Configurator*
  • ‘External Event’ in E&A configurator. Event can be triggered directly on recording server via HTTP API
  • Servers’ and Channels’ recent errors can be seen in Monitoring section of Console application


  • Archive eraser for network storage
  • Monitor application operation on low resolution displays
  • Channels’ last recording time is displayed in Monitoring section of Console application
  • Color for the external data overlay can be defined
  • Shadows for instant player’s play/pause control
  • Added an option for user to choose folder for exported video & snapshots in Monitor application
  • Simplified configuration steps for newly added replication channel*

EVO 1.13 Release April 2019

New Features:

  • Heat-map reports in Monitor application
  • Implemented Motion blurring for video export
  • Instant playback default mode settings


  • Software Motion detection re-factory
  • Eraser and quotas improvements to avoid potential issues from invalid drive/NAS configuration
  • Monitor application cache list of recording servers automatically*
  • Channel settings: audio, digital inputs and outputs are moved to the new tabs in Console
  • Added an option to apply subtitles for action ‘Export snapshot’
  • Restricted upgrades installation via Console for recording servers with versions higher than the global server*
  • Added an option to adjust snapshot title and apply subtitles for action ‘Send an email with snapshot’
  • Improvement for replication channels to receive archives from multiple servers including failover*
  • Added a text macro for the target channel in E&A actions
  • Added new event ‘Recording recovered’ in HTTP API
  • Russian localization improvements

Support for new cameras added:

  • Hanwha XNB-8000 and XNV-6011 models
  • CBC (Ganz) ZN8-P3X30-NIR, ZN8-P4NTAF and ZN8-P5NTAF models

*The related functionality is only supported in EVO Global edition

">EVO 1.14 Release July 2019

New features:

  • Composite screen (tiles) for video walls*
  • New event in E&A configurator: data source event
  • Import and export for Evo Monitor application configuration
  • Implemented column selection and management in Console: remember column width and arrangement, column freezing (locking) option
  • Implemented LDAP/AD support for Web client
  • Thai localization added


  • Significant server memory management improvements: memory allocation speed and prerecording limit
  • Optimized memory management in ONVIF driver to prevent memory leaks
  • Added synchronization between Video Walls on Central Server and Mirroring server*
  • Monitor application improvements for low resolution displays
  • Added possibility to export charts as comma separated values in Evo Monitor application and for automated counters reports
  • Added ‘Disconnect all’ button in the Evo Monitor server connection dialog
  • Added possibility to show bar and line values on auto generated chart reports and on counter reports
  • Pie charts now will show negative counter values in legend
  • Video wall event improved: added event mode – object added/removed/updated
  • Monitor Administer Tool improvements: added possibility to hide reports, video wall, external services, external data sources and access control tabs
  • Added new parameters in monitoring section of console: main/sub stream GOP size, frame cache memory size, stream codec and IP address columns
  • Restore channels in live viewports when manually re-connecting to the same server
  • Russian localization improvements

EVO 1.15 Release November 2019

New features:

  • Support for Gallagher Command Centre access control
  • Support for Visual Access Systems access control
  • Support for Camio services ( Features: Video streaming to Camio Box, live event receive, archive navigation by Camio eventsMulti-level visual groups
  • External Service support on recording servers
  • Possibility to assign recording server for a video wall management
  • New events on central server: recording server connected/disconnected
  • New columns in Console's monitoring section: Disk queue length and Channel Jitter (uneven video frame receive)
  • An option to clear VCA and software counters history
  • Configurable archive bookmark count quota in Console application


  • Improved bookmark reading performance
  • Implemented ONVIF analytic events support
  • Implemented generic event grid view in Smart Search and External Services tabs
  • Added new filter ‘system events’ for Access Controls’ in Monitor application
  • Added separate permissions for the software counters
  • Instant playback improvements: functionality (play/pause by mouse click), on-screen slider and shortcuts
  • Event and action lists are now sorted alphabetically in the event & action configurator
  • Added Monitor usability setting to allow decreasing playback speed for Fast Rewind / Fast Forward instead of pausing
  • Implemented an option to display access control systems under own tab in the Monitor application
  • Added unlimited timeout option for user description in the ‘Create bookmark’ action
  • Disallowed user button activation via keyboard (enter or space) in Monitor application

EVO 1.16 Released February 2020


  • Added support for Roger RACS 5 access control
  • Added Web-page device driver for a non-interactive view of websites in the Monitor application
  • Implemented a new dewarp engine, which is optimized for fisheye images of 6MP and larger resolutions
  • Added support for access control system events in the event & action configurator
  • Implemented multi-channel selection on maps and geo maps for live stream layout popup
  • Added possibility to send any channel to Sequence Explorer by clicking the viewport overlay button in live mode
  • Added possibility to send any channel to Smart Search by clicking the viewport overlay button in live mode


  • Significant playback and instant playback improvements (performance optimization, fully reworked timeline)
  • Bookmark improvements: pre-configurable colors and severity levels
  • Localization improvements for Polish, German, Italian and Turkish languages
  • Additional settings to allow saving conditions and indicator states after the server restart
  • Implemented additional events and actions for Keri access control integration
  • Added audit events for Lock/Unlock/Temp Unlock commands submitted from Access Control tab in Monitor application
  • Added ‘Go to Playback’ button in instance playback when it is opened on a secondary monitor

EVO 1.17 New camera models added September 2020

  • Audio data and call events from Jacques Intercom Server
  • Video and events from VCA Technology VCAbridge and VCAserver devices
  • TOA two-way audio device support and event triggering
  • Video and events from GANZ AIBOX devices
  • Events for OPTEX PIE-1 devices
  • Events from Satel Integra ETHM-1 access control devices
  • Sunell SN-T5/F Bi-spectrum Network Camera
  • Evidence Apix – Bullet/E5 2713 AF model
  • Infinity SWP-2000AS 2812 model

EVO 1.17 Released September 2020


  • Monitor: added support for H.264 decoding on GPU (hardware) plus a testing utility for hardware decoder performance
  • Implemented hardware accelerated fisheye dewarping
  • Implemented LDAP/AD support for mobile app
  • Added possibility to change resolution for the “Combine all visible tracks” video export mode
  • Monitor: show archive preview in the timeline tooltip on mouse over
  • Monitor: highlight tags in external service search results with color received from service
  • New event type: software and camera side counter value
  • New event type: camera side variable value (e.g., camera side temperature value)
  • New action type: activate PTZ tour
  • New action type: device action (for device-specific commands)
  • Added Malay and Portuguese localisations


  • Major recording and archive handling optimization: reworked timeline, recorder, eraser, stream readers, archive statistics, archive index cache, archive backup, archive protection and manual deletion, recording queue
  • New ONVIF device driver (old driver renamed to legacy)
  • Implemented new view and categories for events and action in the Event & Action section of Console
  • Display Server Setup Wizard to set initial database configuration in case Console connects to a non-configured server
  • Monitor: Offer MKV+VP8 for multichannel export if other unsupported export settings are selected
  • Show bookmark colors next to severity levels when creating a bookmark-related action
  • Added substream video loss information to the monitoring section of Console
  • Small and/or encrypted archive storage drives will not be added to configuration automatically
  • Console: add warnings (orange color) for missing substream, when there is not enough space for quota, and when GOP length is greater then 3 seconds
  • Console: add an option to disable warnings
  • Show error in Monitor application when there are no connected external services to pass search request
  • Added an option to specify viewport number for the “Popup object on video wall” action*
  • Implemented substream playback for Web client
  • Added an option to adjust icon and title size for map items in Console
  • Monitor: Added possibility to show/hide timestamp and decoder information on viewport video overlay
  • Added support for visual groups in the archive backup wizard
  • Failover server will assign channels to same storage name as configured on Recording server, otherwise Failover server’s default storage will be used*
  • Added critical status for empty storages in Console monitoring
  • Implemented an option to search bookmarks across all channels
  • Added bookmark severity support for HTTP API
  • Language improvements for German, Dutch, Polish and Russian localisations

EVO 1.18 Released March 2021


  • Added support for H.265 hardware decoding (on GPU)
  • Implemented basic video analytics (advanced motion detection): object detection and classification
  • EVO Monitor: Show live video preview when hovering mouse over channel markers on the map
  • Added server ability to control Windows time settings (set NTP server via EVO Console)
  • Added support for external databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server) to store audit events*
  • Added option to export snapshots as a PDF report with operator’s description
  • Added video analytic object support for Generic ONVIF driver (frame display over the object in Live and Playback)


  • Added support for Camio in EVO S edition (added a setting for the local server IP address)
  • Improved timeline rendering speed
  • Implemented license notifications in Monitor and Console (trial and expiration reminder)
  • Implemented authentication support for Camio Box connection
  • Localization updates for Polish, Russian, Malay, German, Dutch and Italian languages

Support for new cameras added:

Vivotek FE9182-H, IB8377-HT, FD9365-HTV, FD9187-H, IT9389-HT, IB9391-EHT, MS9390-HV, FD9167-H, MA9321-EHTV, MS9321-EHV, IP9167-HP models

CBC GANZ AIBox 4 and GANZ AIBox 8 models

Milesight MS-C5371-X23HPB and MS-C5364-PB models

TRENDnet TV-IP420Pv2 and TV-IP440PIv2 models

Leica BLK247 model

Avigilon 8.0-H4A-DO1-IR model

Dahua DH-SD60230-HNI model

Dahua TiOC


External data (from POS and other data sources): Some lines may not be displayed in archive if several transactions arrive at once

Odd digital PTZ behavior for fisheye ImmerVision Panamorph lens

Archive statistics not updated outside eraser cleanup hours

Unable to create external service action for any server (None selected)

Fixed audio, POS, VCA, and motion data transfer over multicast

In rare cases start of VCA event on UDP cameras may be ignored

Attached audio does not work with the new ONVIF driver

Fixed audio stream prerecording time

VCA counters of UDP cameras may stop sync with Luxriot server after multiple network errors

Added PTZ presets functionality for eVidence Apix – 10ZBullet / S2 camera

*The related functionality is only supported in Evo Global edition

EVO 1.19 Released July 2021


  • EVO Monitor: alarm pane for case handling (based on bookmarks)
  • Implemented visual controls for EVO video analytics (EVA): zones, lines, counters (configuration and Monitor display)
  • Implemented new functionality for EVA: zone rules (enter/appear, exit/disappear), counting line (crossed AB, BA, any direction)
  • Implemented new functionality for EVA: zone counters (current number of objects in the zone)
  • Implemented new functionality for EVA: use software counters for counter and zone rules
  • Integrated Paxton access control system
  • EVO Monitor: layout navigation history in live view and playback (undo and redo changes in the layout for up to 50 steps)
  • EVO Monitor: automatic track selection in playback mode*
  • Added new security setting: lock (deactivate) user account after N unsuccessful login attempts
  • Added Chinese (Traditional) localization


  • Improved databases performance (available resources and permissions check, audit and events cleanup performance)
  • Added expand/collapse setting for event configurator
  • Added support for digital inputs in Vivotek MS9321‐EHV
  • Added import option for application themes
  • Added option to hide the “remember password” setting in the Monitor administration tool
  • Added a button for quick channel title replacement with device title in Console
  • Improved editing of multiple ONVIF cameras
  • Implemented single channel license for Vivotek multichannel IP cameras
  • Added support of 24-bit format of input audio sample of WASAPI audio device
  • Implemented EDGE recording support for Apix-Dome/E2 WDR 2712 AF and Apix-Bullet/E2 3611 AF cameras
  • Disabled trackbar change on mouse wheel
  • Renamed Webpage device driver to HTTP Source
  • Improved WAV file playback (Action): ignore tags in the file header
  • Added path suggestion for the video emulation driver (local server connection only)


  • Fixed console error ‘Parameter is incorrect’ in Organizations audit
  • First PTZ preset may not be saved if device is using Generic ONVIF driver
  • Fixed scenario when LDAP sub-domain is not accessible and sub-domain users permissions may reset to default values

EVO 1.20 Released November 2021

New features:

Added new resource type: client-side interactive Web Application integration (CrossLink Basic)

Added new device type: Interactive URL (CrossLink Advanced)

Added new device type: interactive Remote Application (CrossLink Advanced)

Introduced new additional license option: CrossLink channel (Basic/Advanced)

Added VP8 codec support (alternative to JPEG for interactive channels)

Implemented: add subject to Face Recognition database (Luxriot Vero FR version 3.1.1 or newer)


Implemented imaging settings for ONVIF driver

Added processor group support (optimized performance for systems with more than 64 logical processors)

Added substream support for HTML Source devices (non-interactive webpages)

Added ability to use dewarp & DPTZ state, metadata and POS data for snapshot export

Forced reverse connection check before initiating remote recording server upgrade*

Added support of analytics plugins for Mobotix P7 series models

Added HTTPS support for the “Generic JPEG/M-JPEG Compatible” driver

Implemented dynamic resolution calculation for multichannel video export

Improved VA metadata display on the timeline (do not display empty samples)

Implemented additional fields for E&A macros

Use sample cache for WASAPI devices for better control and monitoring of allocated samples

Added additional setting in the channel properties under VA: enable/disable ‘Camera-side metadata’

Default port for Advantech ADAM I/O devices changed to 502

Added ‘UsedSpace’ column in storage monitoring in Console

Support for new cameras added:


Video Analytics metadata frame may not disappear from the Monitor app screen after the object has gone

No substream if H.265 codec is selected for Axis Q9216-SLV camera

Motion events from Axis M3016 are considered as VCA metadata since release version 1.19.0

Possible intermittent WAV file playback if ONVIF driver is selected

Eraser may remove SIXT files unexpectedly when server is running out of memory

POS data can be skipped if it does not include a line separator