Affected Roles: Administrator, Owner
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: DW Spectrum® IPVMS (Ubuntu/Linux)
Software Version: DW Spectrum® IPVMS v126.96.36.199401 or newer
Last Edit: September 28, 2021
Digital Watchdog’s MEGApix® IVA+™ (Intelligent Video Analytics) IP Camera Series comes preloaded with robust video analytic tools, ready for use upon installation. However, in order to utilize these intelligent features, a plugin must be added to DW Spectrum® Servers first.
This article will outline how to add the analytic plugin to the Ubuntu/Linux version of the DW Spectrum® IPVMS platform.
**NOTE: If you are using a “headless server”, such as a DW Blackjack® Mini, the DW Spectrum® ARM firmware is presently not compatible with the IVA analytics function.
**IMPORTANT: If this plugin is being applied to a merged DW Spectrum System, you will need to add the .dll plugin to each server that is part of the merged array.
**NOTE: DW Spectrum® IPVMS v4.2 and newer, the IVA™ plugin is included in the DW Spectrum® Server software.
The models feature analytic features that can be used to detect when people cross into a designated area, keep count of how many times a drawn line is crossed, and more.
It is worth knowing the difference between the IVA™ and IVA+™ options. Cameras can be purchased pre-loaded with options of either IVA™ or IVA+™.
The difference between the two options has to do with the types of analytic events that can be used.
See the table below for the difference between IVA™ and IVA+™.
To add the DW Spectrum 4.1 SO plugin file to DW Spectrum IPVMS (Ubuntu/Linux):
When prompted, enter the root password of:
**NOTE: For older DW Blackjack units that were purchased prior to June 18, 2021, the previously utilized default Linux OS login was "admin/admin".
The libdw_edge_analytics_plugin.so will now be found within the plugins folder for the Digital Watchdog mediaserver.
If you open the Camera Settings menu of an added IVA/IVA+™ camera, in an instance of the DW Spectrum® Client, you can select the Plugins tab to check the current Version of the plugin.
This completes the upgrade process for IVA™ support for DW Spectrum® IPVMS.