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Mirasys VMS V8.3.9 Release Notes

Seeking continuous improvement of Mirasys software versions to offer the best VMS solution on the market, Mirasys releases the VMS 8.3.9. Here is what is new in Mirasys VMS V8.


New Features in V8.3.9


Enable optional Spotter person search

New search tool can be used to search all distinct persons and specific person from selected cameras. User can adjust detection confidence values for the person detection, similarity tolerance for all persons search and similarity for specific person search.




Set all PTZ cameras to home position

Spotter devices menu contains the option to put all PTZ cameras from the profile to home position. The same operation is available in joystick commands and as keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+H).





Renewed bookmark user rights

Spotter user role has new user rights for bookmark usage. There are user rights for users own and other users shared bookmarks.









Bookmark password protection

User can password protect bookmarks that are shared to other users. To be able to use and see password-protected bookmark, other users needs to provide the correct password.






Bookmarks quick deletion and adding to storyboard

User can mark one or more bookmarks for deletion or to be added to storyboard from Spotter device tree.





Selection not to include bookmarks to export

When the export is being done, the user can select if bookmarks are included in ASF and SEF exports or not.















Possibility to reuse clips in storyboard

Saved SEF format clips can be imported to storyboard as a new storyboard clip. If the imported clip is a storyboard export, all contained clips are imported to the new storyboard. Imported clips can be viewed in the storyboard preview.













Cascaded profile search

Search can be applied to Spotter profile tree folders in addition to the top-level profile search. The top-level search can first be used to find specific profile tree folder and then the profile tree folder search can be used to find a specific device under the profile tree folder. Clearing top-level search will clear all profile folder searches as well.




Better visualization for selected camera


Selected device selection highlight can be enabled in Spotter Display settings under “Window options”. Selected device border size can also be adjusted. White and black selected camera border color is used.





Other feature changes

  • Optimizations to Spotter AVM communication and AVM API authorization

  • Possibility to select a network adapter for camera multicast use in System Manager camera settings

  • VMS and Master server log export includes Windows event logs

  • Gateway SDK test application can decode HEVC images

  • Media Exporter CA can decode HEVC images

  • Spotter AVM connection timeout can be controlled from Spotter settings

  • Thumbnail search available in Spotter player

  • Added default setup for Axis T8311 joystick

  • Possibility to exit Spotter full screen with right mouse double click

  • UHDCode codec removed


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 "Full" 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).

  • Mirasys VMS V7 End-of-Life date is 31st of March 2021


Supported OS

  • Windows 2012 Server R2

  • Windows 10 IOT/Pro

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2019


Notes on Upgrading to V8

  • Spotter V9 is also available. All earlier versions can be upgraded to V9. New version types Base, Pro, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus will help to reach different market segments. Version 9 contains a new user interface for the VCA configuration inside the System Manager.

  • 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:

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

  2. Have the new V8 license ready.

  3. Recommended to use "Full" installer

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

  5. 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 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.

  • The "Full" 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).

  • For details, see the Mirasys VMS Installation Guide.


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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