Table 1 describes the new features that Cisco Video Surveillance IP camera firmware release 2.7.0 supports.
Table 1 New Features
The IP camera can capture and store information about events, including video that is associated with event. You can configure how the camera displays event history, see information about events, and download video files that are associated with events.
If your IP camera has an earlier firmware release, you can upgrade it to firmware release 2.7.0 by using the Camera Firmware Upgrade feature in the VSM Management Console. For instructions, see the “Using the VSM Management Console” chapter in Cisco Video Surveillance Manager User Guide.
Alternatively, you can upgrade your IP camera to firmware release 2.7.0 by performing the following steps.
Note Upgrading from Release 2.0.0 and earlier to Release 2.5 formats the IP camera SD or MicroSD card, which permanently removes any data that the card contains.
Step 1 Take these actions to obtain the release 2.7.0 firmware:
b. Choose Product > Physical Security > Connected Physical Security > Video Surveillance IP Cameras > Cisco Video Surveillance serial_num Series IP Cameras > Cisco Video Surveillance model_num IP Camera, where serial_num is the IP camera series number and model_num is the IP camera model number.
c. From the navigation pane on the left, choose the 2.7.0 release.
d. Download the 2.7.0 firmware with the file name that applies to your IP camera:
For 2830 and 2835 PTZ IP cameras: CIVS-IPC-283x-V2.7.0-20.bin
For 3000 series IP cameras: CIVS-IPC-3xxx-V2.7.0-20.bin
For 3050 IP cameras: CIVS-IPC-3050-V2.7.0-20.bin
For 3535 IP camera: CIVS-IPC-3535-V2.7.0-20.bin
For 6000 series IP cameras: CIVS-IPC-6xxx-V2.7.0-20.bin
For 6930 PTZ IP camera: CIVS-IPC-6930-V2.7.0-20.bin
For 7000 series IP cameras: CIVS-IPC-7xxx-V2.7.0-20.bin
For 7070 IP camera: CIVS-IPC-7070-V2.7.0-20.bin
For 6500PD IP camera: CIVS-IPC-65xx-V2.7.0-20.bin
For 7630PD IP camera: CIVS-IPC-75xx-V2.7.0-20.bin
e. Log in and follow the on-screen prompts to download it to your PC.
Step 2 Take these actions to display the Firmware window in the web interface for your IP camera:
a. Start Internet Explorer and enter the following in the address field:
protocol :// ip_address : port_number
– protocol is the connection that you use for your IP camera (either HTTPS or HTTP).
– ip_address is the IP address of your IP camera.
– port_number is the port number that is used for HTTPS or HTTP connections to the IP camera. You do not need to enter a port number if you are connecting through the default HTTPS port 443 or the default HTTP port 80.
b. Enter your IP camera user name and password when prompted, then click OK.
The IP Camera Main window appears.
c. Click the Setup link to access configuration menus for the camera.
d. Click Administration, then click Firmware.
The Firmware window appears.
Step 3 In the Firmware Maintenance area, click Browse, choose the upgrade file, and then click Open.
The upgrade file may be stored on another PC.
Step 4 Click Upgrade.
Do not power down the IP camera during the upgrade procedure.
After upgrading to the 2.7.0 firmware, clear the browser cache, close and reopen the browser to ensure the changes from the new firmware are reflected correctly.
After you upgrade the firmware, the IP camera automatically restarts. It retains all configuration information.
Installing ActiveX Client
The following sections provide information about installing the ActiveX client:
Support for the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11
If you go to the View Video window or the Local Storage window in the IP camera web-based interface and ActiveX is not installed, the window indicates that ActiveX is required provides instructions that explain how to download and install ActiveX.
To download and install ActiveX, follow these steps:
Step 1 From the window IP camera web-based interface that instructs you to install the Cisco Camera UI Control, click Install in the yellow banner.
Step 2 If a Security Warning dialog box appears, click Install.
If you downgrade firmware in an IP camera from Release 2.7.0 to a release earlier than 1.4.1 and if the configured number of presets is greater than 16, all preset configurations are cleared, and the IP camera does not reset after the downgrade. In other cases, the IP camera does reset automatically.
The following sections provide information about caveats in this IP camera release:
You can use the Bug Search Tool to find information about caveats (bugs) for this release, including a description of the problems and available workarounds. The Bug Search Tool lists both open and resolved caveats.
Note Bug Search Tool is the successor to the Bug Toolkit.
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation:
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