New IPVM Calculator V3 ReleasedBy: John Honovich, Published on Sep 20, 2017
The New IPVM Calculator V3 is released. An entirely new architecture delivers the following benefits:
The calculator is now ~50% faster in loading.
Exports are now ~50% faster in downloading.
Plus, the calculator is much more responsive and smoother in operation. Try it out now.
The map is now 25% larger to make it easier to see more and more easily move cameras.
The controls and previews have now been centrally organized on the right hand side.
Auto Save and Remembering
Now, the Calculator will automatically save every time you make a change and will automatically remember where you were the last time you were using it, regardless of whether you are switching from your work to home computer or to your tablet, etc.
This eliminates the need to manually save and the warning prompt when you close the tab about remembering to save.
Improved Night Mode Previews - IR and 'Super'
Now, we have added an 'IR' preview and 'super low light' preview to our original 'night / dark' preview, as shown below:
In the past few years, integrated IR has become commonplace plus more and more cameras support 'super' low light.
Intelligent Night Previews
The new 'IR' previews will automatically be selected for camera models that have integrated IR and will be shown when within specified IR range. Outside of range, it will switch to the traditional 'dark' / 'night' image as shown below.
Now, you can copy cameras, so if you are using the same model at different spots, just right click and duplicate, as shown below:
Improved PTZ Displays
Now, PTZ models simultaneously display the AoV and distance cone plus a surrounding circle that shows the panning potential of the camera, that automatically updates as the cameras is adjusted, as shown in the demo below:
Embedded Video Tutorial
For those new or needing him on the calculator, we have embedded a YouTube video tutorial right on the right side of the calculator displayed as soon as the Calculator is opened and no cameras are selected, as shown below:
Watch the video tutorial here:
Improved Mobile Support
The web based IPVM camera calculator is now significantly easier to control and use on mobile devices, in particular tablets.
Missing Temporarily - Elevation
We have removed the beta elevation feature as there were some problems with it and we want to re-implement it. All existing elevation data from previous projects is saved and will re-appear when re-implemented in the next few months.
We spent the last year re-building the entire IPVM calculator with a new foundation for more ambitious expansion. Some upcoming features include:
- Mobile apps to allow for taking pictures on site and doing site surveys.
- Off-line / 'secure' desktop app for those who are designing systems for secure facilities that cannot have any data sent back to the 'cloud'
- Walls feature to better show / represent coverage area when walls or other obstructions limit a camera's coverage.
- And more...
What do you want us to add? Provide us your suggestions.
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