Release Notes for MOBOTIX Software
These Release Notes contain a technical description of the most
important changes of the MOBOTIX network camera's software.
Please note that some features in the dialogs will only be visible if the
More button at the bottom of a dialog has been pressed.
Changes in Software M10-V184.108.40.206
- It is now possible to connect two weather stations (from Reinhardt and Davis Instruments) to the serial
interface. The camera can display the weather data in the image and it can
automatically upload the data to an FTP server. The weather station
application is configured in the Serial Interface and Modem Setup dialog.
- Under certain circumstances, the camera disabled the Obscure Image Area (OA) function:
error occurred only when Obscure Image Area had been enabled and the
configuration had been changed (right/left lens, resolution, zoom/panning,
softbuttons, etc.) while the specified time table had deactivated the
function. After that, it was impossible to reactivate the Obscure Image Area
function. Reactivating was only possible if a configuration change was taking
place at a time when the time table had activated the Obscure Image
Area function. This bug was part of all releases of MOBOTIX cameras
M10/D10/V10 since software version M10-2.0.
- The Java applet for the live image (Browser Quick Control) did not
show the live images properly any more.
- It is now again possible to delete the default route in the Ethernet Interface dialog.
- If the NTP time server in the Time and Date dialog had been set using a host
name (i.e. not an IP address) and the DNS server was not reachable, the camera
stopped booting and initiated a reboot.
- If the NTP server had been used in conjunction with ISDN data dial-out,
but ISDN data dial-out had not been set as default route, the camera stopped
booting and initiated a reboot.
- The second IP address in the Ethernet Interface dialog was not used, if
DHCP was activated and the first (main) IP address had not been defined
- Initial DNS server for ISDN dial-out has been changed; the DNS server
address that is being used is now listed in the Test Network Configuration dialog.
- A timeout has been included in all functions that use NTP requests. If the
timeout is reached, the corresponding application will issue an error and the
normal operation will resume. Errors had occurred when network settings had
not been set properly or DNS servers had failed to respond.
Changes in Software M10-V220.127.116.11
- Reading 'multiline replies' from some severs created problems with some
providers when sending e-mails.
- When starting ISDN phone call-in using the web interface of the camera
(i.e. not after a reboot), the phone key "3" did not work.
- The web server logfile in "Less" viewing mode sometimes missed the date
information although accesses occurred on different days, leading the user to
believe that the accesses had actually occurred on the same day.
- FTP event tar file transfer in the Time Tasks has been fixed (bug since version
- FTP profiles starting with the string "
FTP-" were not
available for transferring an event tar file in the Time Tasks dialog.
plug-in in the Player screen will work with a user and
password set for the user access level in the Users and Passwords dialog.
- The options for event LEDs have been moved from Admin Menu > LED Setup to Setup Menu > General Event Settings.
- The Functional Overview
marks new features using the "New Feature!" bullet (), enhanced features are
marked by an "Enhanced Feature!" () bullet.
Changes in Software M10-V2.2.0
These notes list the most important news of the software releases M10-V2.0.3
and M10-V2.0.5 for MOBOTIX M10 and M10-V2.1.0 for MOBOTIX D10
- As the most important improvement of this software release, recording has
been completely redesigned to omit the scheme that was used up until now
(pre-alarm, alarm and post-alarm images), introducing a clip-based recording
mechanism that is completely based on the MOBOTIX MxPEG streaming
format. The old functionality can be used almost as before with minor changes.
The new recording mechanism also provides for continuous and event-controlled
video clip recording. Recording in MxPEG format also allows recording the
sound from the camera microphone.
- Common software for all MOBOTIX camera models. Specific model differences
are read from the different camera models.
- Reorganization of the permanent flash memory in preparation of future
software enhancements (especially the VoIP telephony feature).
- Changed format of upload files. Upgrading a camera to M10-V2.2.0 will
activate a new upload format that will not allow downgrading to previous
software releases. This was necessary due to the reorganization of the
permanent flash memory.
General System Properties
- Change: Prefix for default camera name changed from M
to mx, to avoid confusion with the M10 model designation.
Example for camera
- New: If the camera starts using the backup operating system (e.g.
after a failed software update), the sound Alarm is played and the user
interface is red instead of blue.
- New for D10 models: When using the magnet to activate the reed
switch at boot time, the factory default configuration is used (except
passwords). After that, the reed switch is polled for another five seconds; if
it is still on, the camera tries to obtain an IP address using DHCP.
- New: When booting with an IP address assigned by DHCP (reed switch
or front key), the sound Boing will be played twice.
- Enhancement: Camera Status contains statistics on
- New: Web Server Logfile logs all accesses and
failed access attempts (wrong passwords). This list can be saved externally.
- New: Time and Date no allows using the
NTP protocol with up to three time servers. If Adjust
periodically has been activated, you can see the status of time
- Bugfix: Modem receives Disconnect Modem string before trying to
establish a connection. This resolves sporadic problems with the Siemens MC35T
GPRS modem at boot time.
- Enhancement: LED Setup dialog has been adapted to D10 camera
- New: For M10-DevKit, Image Sensor Configuration in the Admin Menu can be used to control, which sensors have
- New: Image format VGA2 with 640x240 pixels
resolution, high frame rate and interpolated lines.
- New: When displaying dual or picture-in-picture images (only Dual,
not Night models), the images can be separated by a small bar. This feature
can be deactivated using the Text & Display Settings > Cover
- Bugfix: MxPEG Stream does not contain sound data when accessing the
camera with a guest login.
- Dropped: Custom image size is dropped for image profiles and image
- Bugfix: Obscure Image Area (OA) feature now
works with rotated, mirrored, zoomed and panned images.
- Bugfix: Auto contrast in image
link was not working properly at times.
- Enhancement: When getting an image from the image sensor that is
currently not active, both camera images are read for ten seconds and the
[dual] symbol is shown in the image.
- Enhancement: Improved Camera Night Switch (DY/NI), trigger value
for switching back is adjusted dynamically.
- New: Night Improvement is only activated with
MxPEG mode when set to Auto, but can also be activated/deactivated
manually for MxPEG and JPEG modes.
- New: Symbol
[exp] signals reduced image rate due to
high exposure times,
[dual] signals reduced image rate when
reading dual images.
Image Display, User Interface
- New: Enhanced functions in ActiveX component for the Live and Player screens (only when using Microsoft
Internet Explorer on Windows).
- New: When switching between the Live and Player screens, the ActiveX component
"remembers" its last mode (only when using Microsoft Internet Explorer on
- Bugfix: Several workarounds to fix problems when viewing live
images with Konqueror or Safari browsers.
- New: Additional pages for images on mobile devices with small
screens (PDAs, ...). Clicking the image with the mouse will load a new image.
click will start/stop automatic reloading. Image Formats: 160x120 (small), 320x240 (medium), 640x480 (large).
- New: Recording settings moved to new dialog
linked from the Setup Menu.
- New: Recording enhanced to MxPEG format (video clips with audio).
- New: Recording offers three modes: Snap Shot
Recording (JPEGs as before), Event Recording and Continuous
Recording (the latter two only available in Secure models).
- New: Recording can now be triggered,
retriggered and stopped explicitly. All activated events can be
used for these features. Additional parameters provide for adequate post-alarm
recording after the selected events have been detected.
- New: When using Event Recording or Continuous
Recording, the Recording dialog allows setting the
standard frame rate. Continuous Recording can automatically increase
the frame rate if the camera detects one of the selected events.
- New: Sound from the camera microphone can be stored when using
Event Recording or Continuous Recording.
- Change: The interval between images of pre- and post-alarm images
for Snap Shot Recording in the Recording dialog can now be set to values
smaller than one second. The behavior now corresponds to recording in version
- New: When using Event Recording in the expanded Recording dialog, History Images can
be stored at regular intervals triggered by the Periodic Event (PE) or the Time Task (TT) event. The image format is
selected from one of the Image Profiles. (From model M10-IT).
- New: Recording can now be controlled using the
Arm Recording main switch or time table profiles.
- New: In Snap Shot Recording mode, activate the
Pack story option to pack JPEG images into one single
C00001.jpg file on the external image storage (file server).
- New: When using Event or Continuous Recording, the camera
.jpg files on the file
server. Event and history images are stored as JPEG files.
- Change: Switching to clip-based Event and Continuous
Recording has led to a changed meaning of the folder structure. The folder
number does not necessarily correspond to the number of recorded events.
- Change: File deletion strategy on file server has been optimized.
- Change: The
REC symbol will always be shown in the
image, even when recording has been deactivated.
Colors of the
||Not active (e.g. Arm Recording set to Off)|
||Waiting for action|
Events and actions
- New: Phone Call-In and Phone Profile provide for controlling the
camera arming main switch. The "3" key of the phone now toggles between
Arming activated and Arming deactivated.
- Bugfix: Removed error that led to preemptive exit of the function
for evaluating the IP Receive (RC) event when receiving several IP
messages at once.
- New: Additional signal inputs
SX of the serial interface can be set in the expanded Event Settings dialog (from M10-IT models). The
serial interface has to be
set to Data, I/O Mode. (This feature was present in software M10-V1.9).
- Enhancement: IP Notify Profiles dialog expanded. Messages
can be sent sequentially or in parallel to one or more IP addresses; message
can be sent as text only or using HTTP/1.0 protocol with password
authentication. Besides text, the message can include a video clip file, image
information (JPEG header) or the system messages of a specific time frame.
- Enhancement: System messages can be limited to specific time ranges
when sending the messages via E-Mail.
- New: New events in expanded Event Settings dialog:
- Bugfix: Signal Output (SO) stopped working after
rebooting a camera with software version M10-V2.1.0.
- Change: Error messages for E-Mail (EM), FTP (FT),
IP Notify (IP) and Phone Call-Out (CL) messages and actions are
only shown as general message in the image; details are available in the System Messages dialog.
- Dropped: Highlight Area for Video Motion Window (VM).
- Change: Object Tracing (OT) and Video Motion Window
(VM) are only detected by the image sensor that is currently visible.
- Bugfix: The temporary file name for FTP transfers is now created from
mx, the serial number of the camera in hex notation and the
internal profile name in hex notation, to prevent errors from simultaneous
transfers using different profiles. Until now, FTP transfers were only using
the host name.
- Change: Key 2 of the phone control now toggles the preset Audio Call-Out Profile between dial
out and close connection. Key 3 of the phone is now used to control
the Arming of the complete camera
- Bugfix: Updated the phone number in the "Zeitansage" example ISDN Audio Call-Out Profile.
- Bugfix: Testing the ISDN Audio Call-Out Profiles was not
possible under certain circumstances; error message sometimes returned the
wrong profile names.