VMS Update Automation Compared

By Ethan Ace, Published Mar 20, 2017, 11:24am EDT (Info+)

Updating VMS software can be a tedious and time consuming processing, which historically has required users to access each machine, download update files (typically large), and apply them to individual servers.

However, some VMS/NVR developers have begun making this process easier, with bulk and cloud updates now possible. In this report, we review automated/bulk update processes for 7 providers, including:

  • Avigilon
  • Dahua
  • Exacq
  • Genetec
  • Hikvision
  • Milestone
  • Uniview

Avigilon ******* ******: **** ****** ******* / ****** ** ****** *******

** ******** ******* ******, ***** *** upload * ****** ******* **** ** one ** **** ******** ** ***** system, ***** *** **** ** *** remotely **** *** *** ******. **** that ***** **** ******** *** ******* they **** ** ***** ******** **** Avigilon. *** **** ****** ******* ** *** downloaded *************.

****** ******** ** *** ************* *******, *** users *** ******** **** * *** version ** ********* *** ******* **** their **** *****, **** *** ****** to ******* *********** ****** ******* *** client.

Dahua: ***** *******, ******* ****** ****

***** ***** ********** ********, ***** *** update ******** ***** **** **************. *******, these ****** **** *** *** **** firmware ****, ** * ******** **** must ** *********, *** * **** to ******** *****. ***** ** ** way ** ************* ****** ******** *******.

ExacqVision: **** ****** ******* **** ***

***** ****** *** ********* ******* ** be ******* *** *** ******, ****** only *** ** * ****. **** is ***** ***** ********* ****** > Update ** **** *******. 

***** *****'* ********** ****** *******, ******* may ** *** *** ********* ****** all ******* **** * ****** *********, shown ****:

Genetec: ****** **** ******/****** *******

******** ** ****, ******* ***** **** they **** *** ****** *******, * web ***** **** ***** ****** ***** to ****** ********* ******* *** *******. 

***** ******* ** *** ******** ****** Directory ****** ** **** ****, ***** ******** an ****** *********, ******* ******* ******** for **** ****** ******** (******** ******, Synergis, ********, *** ******) ** **** as ******* (******** **** *** ****** Tool). ***** *** **** ****** *** machines **** *** *****, **** ******* versions ********** *** ******* *** *** network.

Hikvision: ***** *** (*** ** ******) *******

***** *** ****** ******** **** (*** IP *******) ************** *** ********* ***** [link ** ****** *********], * ******** utility **** ***** *******. **** **** this ****** ** *** ******* ****. There ** ** *** ** ******** batch ****** ****** ********.

**** ***** ******* *** ** ******** using * ****** ****. *** ******* using ******** ****** ** ***, ******** updates *** ** ****** ** * directory, **** *** ****** ******** **** automatically ********.

****: ** **** *** ****** *********'* newer ***, ****-****, *** ********* *** announced ** ******** ********** ****** ****** **********. These ******** *** ****** ********/******** ******* differently **** **** ** ***** ****.

Milestone ********: ****** **** ****** / ****** *******

*********'* ******** ******* *** ******* ***** a ******** ******** ****, ****** "******** Manager." **** *********** ****** ***** ** select ******** ******* *** ******* ** ******, with ******** ************* ********* (** ******** for ***** *******). **** **** ***** installation ******** *** *** *** ******* .exe **********, *** ******** ******** (***** ***** *** "******** *******" ******** in *********'* *********).

Uniview ****: **** *** ******* / ***** ********

******* **** *** ** ******* ********* via ***** ** ***** ********. ************, like ******* *** *****, *** **** recent ******* *** ********** ************* *** *** cloud. ****** ******** (** ****) **** be ******** ******* ** **** *******.

 

 

What ** *** *****?

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Comments (2)

Note that these installation packages are not the typical .exe installers, but separate packages (found under the "Software Manager" category in Milestone's downloads).

Small update - Milestone's latest release has an update to the Software Manager that does not require these "separate packages," just the standard ones.

(link to Software Manager)

 

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