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QxControl August 2021 Release: Share Video Clips Instantly

By Tom Buckley on Sep 2, 2021 9:33:07 AM

The August 2021 QxControl update is now live! In this update, users are now able to save video clips into the cloud service in addition to downloading to your local device. This update also introduces the ability to share these video clips with ease. Simply choose an email recipient or share via a link. This new feature also allows full control to delete or set the link to expire after sharing and includes an audit page to see who is accessing the video clip and when. In addition, each Camera Info page will display how much cloud storage is available and is being used by exported video clips.

Here's a video overview of this month's new features:

 

Save Video Clips to Cloud: Easily save video clips to the cloud making these clips easily accessible from any device you login from. After selecting a video clip in Search, simply choose the “upload to cloud” button right next to the download button you have already been using

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The uploading clip feature enables FREE 20 GB per camera cloud storage, and has options for naming and describing the clip, as well as being able to set each clip to expire on a date you choose, if desired.

External Clip Sharing: Sharing video clips has never been easier! Simply enter an email address, or copy the link and paste it to an email or text message.

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  • The Clip Information field shows when it has been shared, with whom, and when the link is set to expire

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  • You can edit the video clip to modify the description, change the expiration date or to delete the video clip.  Audit Logs show who has shared, viewed or deleted the shared link.

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  • The Camera Info page has been updated to show the available and used amount of cloud clip storage for each camera

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Also in the August Update:
Several other enhancements have also been added to QxControl in the August 2021 update, including:

  • The ability to add an image to the Gateway Info page. You could choose to download the stock image from our website, or you could include an image of the actual gateway to help identify or document its location.
  • Access Control credentials now support the ability to exclude a site code for customers that do not wish to track the site code or have a legacy system with a mix of site codes, or they are unknown.
  • Support has been added for some Wiegand-based WaveLynx readers.
 


Information on this update with a complete list of features, enhancements, and fixes, is available here: QxControl Release Notes.

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QxControl July 2021 Release: New UI, Mobile Enhancements

By Tom Buckley on Jul 28, 2021 8:41:02 AM

The July 2021 QxControl update is now live! In this update, the Live and Cameras pages have been updated to the new User Interface and functionality has been expanded. This update also includes significant improvements to the mobile experience for Live Viewing including full functionality on iOS devices for full screen viewing, Digital PTZ, and drag and drop Widgets. Desktop usage is made easier through available keyboard shortcuts and easily click on a Camera to view full screen.

Here's a video overview of this month's new features:

 

Live Page Update: In addition to updating to the latest UI, several enhancements have been made to the Live page, providing an improved experience while viewing in live and saving live views. .

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The Widgets tool bar has been refreshed to offer a more intuitive experience:

  • Widgets are now categorized based upon Cameras, Doors and Other which includes Data Charts and Event Panes. This makes Widgets easy to identify and find. A search bar is also provided for easy location of Widgets in larger systems.
  • Arrange Widgets feature allows Widgets to easily move between panes while viewing.
  • Drag and drop Widgets into your layout on both desktop and mobile.
  • Selecting a Widget provides better feedback. A green numbered tab appears when selected and is also used as a grab handle on mobile for easy drag and drop. Widgets already being viewed are indicated by an orange Eye-Con.
  • A 3 Dot Actions menu is available for widgets that will take you to the info page of a Camera or Door.


Saving and working with saved Views has never been easier:

  • Selecting the top Eye-Con allows saving a new view.
  • The Views tab now allows for creating and editing views without leaving the Live page.
  • The Views tab also now allows updating an existing view to change or include new Widgets, without leaving the Live page.


Improved Mobile Experience:

  • Drag and drop Widgets easily from your device.
  • Full screen viewing now available on iOS devices.
  • PTZ functionality now available on iOS devices.
  • New UI is easier to read and work with on smaller screens while maintaining full functionality on both desktop and mobile devices.

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Improved Desktop Experience:

  • Double-click on a camera view for full screen and single click or escape to leave.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for easy and efficient operation:
    • A – Arrange Widgets
    • S – Opens Live Tray
    • W – Open Widgets Tab
    • L – Opens Layouts Tab
    • V – Opens Views Tab
    • Shift + Click – allows many Widgets to be selected at once for easier drag and drop.


Cameras Page Update: The Cameras page has been updated to the new UI. This allows consistency in operation with other application areas such as the Doors page and introduces additional functionality.

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  • In the same way that Doors can relate what devices are connected to a Door Controller, the Camera now shows what sensors are connected to a multi-sensor camera. Feedback is also provided when making changes or deleting a sensor that is part of a multi-sensor camera. This provides much better feedback for users that are administering multi-sensor cameras in Qx-Control.
  • List view shows the IP Address of the Cameras in the list.
  • In card view, the 3 Dot menu on each Camera Card allows you to easily jump to Live or Search.
  • Actions and Config menus on the Camera Info page are now consistent with Door Info page for consistency. Actions allows for Live and Search and Config contains the Go To Webpage and Reconnect features for easy remote management.
  • Live view of the camera with full PTZ, full screen and On Screen Display.
  • Recent events are displayed just below a Live view of the Camera.
  • Doors that are associated with the Camera are listed and by selecting “View” you are directed to the Door’s Info page.
  • Settings and Edit pages are consistent and similar workflow to the Doors page.


Information on this update with a complete list of features, enhancements, and fixes, is available here: QxControl Release Notes.

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QxControl June 2021 Release: New video player, digital PTZ, OSD, and more

By Tom Buckley on Jun 26, 2021 7:39:36 AM

The latest monthly release of QxControl is now live for all users. In this June 2021 release, the Video Player functionality has been significantly expanded with the introduction of Digital PTZ on live and recorded video, On Screen Display, fast forward and rewind, frame by frame step through, and more.  Here are the highlights:

New Video Player Interface: the Video Player functionality has been significantly expanded with the introduction of Digital PTZ on live and recorded video, On Screen Display, fast forward and rewind, frame by frame step through, and more.

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Video Playback:
the Video Player functionality has been significantly expanded with the introduction of Digital PTZ on live and recorded video, On Screen Display, fast forward and rewind, frame by frame step through, and more.

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Actions:
Available actions have moved to the Video Player control bar and include OSD (On-Screen Display, Download Clip and Enable PTZ. Choosing “Settings” reveals the options to be included in the OSD and where the OSD will appear.

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Digital PTZ
is now available in both Live and Search to allow Digital Pan, Tilt, and Zoom of Live and Recorded Video.

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Gateways, Roles and Views UI:
The Gateway, Roles and Views pages have been updated to the latest UI, enhancing their appearance and ease of use.

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Revamped Gateway cards: The Gateway cards now display a full range of information, including all of the cameras and doors that are connected to it.

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Information on this update with a complete list of features, enhancements, and fixes, is available here: QxControl Release Notes.

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