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Mirasys VMS V8.3.15 - Release Notes

Mirasys releases VMS Spotter version 8.3.15, check out what is fixed.

What's fixed in V8.3.15

  • Motion detection when using the secondary or tertiary stream for VCA

  • VMS server connection management on the master server and clients in big systems when the system is starting up

  • Event sender leak on the master server when client connections are re-established

  • Two-factor authentication functionality

  • TruCast streaming after failover

  • Other minor and cosmetic changes

Important Notes

  • Mirasys VMS V8 is only available as a 64-bit version! A V8 Master Server (Management Server) can handle 32-bit V6 and V7 networked servers, as well as 64-bit V7 and V8 servers.

  • Mirasys VMS V7.3 and later releases require Microsoft SQL Server Express or SQL Server Standard (or better) version 2014, when installing the system Master Server, or if the network VMS Servers use Mirasys VCA. Please note also that SQL Server 2014 requires .NET 3.5. And on Windows versions after Windows 7, .NET 3.5 must be turned on (enabled) in Control Panel as a Windows feature (not installed with a separate .NET 3.5 installer)!

  • The Complete installer will automatically install the SQL Server Express 2014, or upgrade an earlier SQL installation to 2014 on 64-bit systems. A 32-bit (x86) SQL Server Express 2008 version will not be upgraded to the 64-bit (x64) SQL Server Express 2014. Update SQL manually before updating from an old 32-bit V7 to the latest 64-bit version!

  • The old "Spotter Mobile" does not support Apple iOS 11, or later versions, on Apple iPhone or iPad devices.

  • Use the newer "Spotter Seven", instead (requires Mirasys VMS V7, or later).

Supported OS

  • Windows 2012 Server R2

  • Windows 10 IOT/Pro

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2019​

Notes on Upgrading to V8

  • If you are using VCA (Video Content Analytics) on a V5 or a V6 server, the VCA license must be updated. It is recommended to take the VCA Configurator license code ("HWGUID") from the earlier version, and contact Mirasys sales for a new VCA license prior to installation of V8.

  • The recommended method of upgrading a server to V8:

    • Still, with the old software version; create a system settings backup in System Manager.

    • Have the new V8 license ready.

    • Recommended using Complete Installer

    • Start the V8 installer and install the new VMS version on top of the previous installation. (alternatively, you can uninstall the previous version of VMS and then start the V8 installer)

    • When the installer asks for a license, give the V8 license.

  • It is also possible to upgrade via the System Manager - "Upgrade recorders" tool. In this case, first, upgrade each server's license to a V8 license, and then use the "Upgrade recorders" tool. Please note that upgrading from V7.5.x or an earlier version will format the storage drives, causing the stored material to be emptied.

  • It is possible that layouts generated with previous versions of Spotter do not work 100% with the latest V8 Spotter because of some changes done to the user interface. Some re-adjustment of the layouts might be needed.

  • For details, please see the Mirasys VMS Installation Guide.

V8 EOL notification

Effective on December 31st, 2022, Mirasys is announcing the End of Life or EOL of Mirasys VMS V8.

V8 EOS notification

Effective on March 31st, 2023, Mirasys is announcing the End of Support or EOS of Mirasys VMS V8. Mirasys reserves the right to discontinue providing support for the VMS V8 license on 31/03/2023. Mirasys Customer Service may consider providing support assistance for End of Support Software at an agreed-upon fee.

Free 12-month SMA

Free 12-month SMA offer for new licenses and upgrade licenses acquired until December 31, 2022.

Learn more about the new features or download the new version directly on the Extranet. Any doubt, please contact Mirasys Technical Support.

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