Release Notes for MOBOTIX Camera Software

Document Information

Publisher: MOBOTIX AG
Author: Bernd Wilhelm
Date: 2020-07-02
Document: release-notes_en.html
Confidentiality: public


These Release Notes contain a technical description of the most important changes in the software for the MOBOTIX network camera line M7.

Software Releases—Overview

Release Version Creation Date Publishing Date
MX-V7.0.5.16 2020-06-30 2020-07-02
MX-V7.0.4.18-r 2020-05-12 2020-05-13
(replaced by MX-V7.0.4.18-r1)
2020-05-05 2020-05-06
MX-V7.0.1.20 2020-02-13 2020-02-14



Software Release MX-V7.0.5.16 − for M7 Camera Model M73

Creation Date: 2020-06-30

Publishing Date: 2020-07-02

Enhancements and Improvements

Support for thermal sensor modules

This version supports the new M73 thermal sensor modules. These are available with different lenses (focal lengths), with and without thermal radiometry function and in contrast to the Mx6 camera line also in VGA resolution. The thermal sensor modules are permanently installed in an M73 front panel, which is then mounted in the M73 camera. A thermal sensor module can be combined with an image sensor module and another function module (e.g. an IR light module). The setup and use of thermal (TR) events is done exactly as in Mx6 cameras with thermal sensor modules.



Known Limitations


Software Release MX-V7.0.4.18-r1 − for M7 Camera Model M73

Creation Date: 2020-05-12

Publishing Date: 2020-05-13

Notes on Release MX-V7.0.4.18-r1

This release is different from its predecessor release only in the bugfix "IR Light Module disabled".

Enhancements and Improvements

WDR Feature

The behavior of the Wide Dynamic Range feature that aims at improving images with large differences in image illumination has been improved substantially compared to the predecessor release. In particular, you do not need to define an exposure window to improve the results. In addition, this feature has been improved if an IR Light module is attached. If the camera activates this module due to diminishing illumination, overexposure of objects close to the camera is reduced. The WDR function can be activated in the Setup Menu > Image Control > Exposure Settings dialog, and three modes are available to adapt to the current scene:  Low for low, Medium for medium, and High  for large brightness differences between dark and bright areas in the image.


After activating this feature for an image sensor, the camera will ignore the settings in the Target Brigthness section of the Setup Menu > Image Control > Exposure Settings dialog for this sensor..

ONVIF-T and H.265

With this software version, the M7 camera models support the ONVIF-T standard. This includes in particular the use of  H.265  as a video codec and the display of texts into the live image using the ONVIF-T function OSD (OnScreenDisplay).

In addition, the H.265 codec can also be used independently of the integration of an M7 camera via ONVIF-T for RTSP streaming by any RTSP client, such as VLC. H.265 can also be used as a video codec when integrating M7 models into the Genetec Security Center via the Genetec integration interface.

USB Interface

With this version, the USB interface of the camera can be used for the following functions:

Other Improvements


Known Limitations


Software Release MX-V7.0.1.20 − for M7 Camera Model M73

Creation Date: 2020-02-13

Publishing Date: 2020-02-14

Important Notes

The following describes the new features, enhancements and enhancements compared to the first version delivered with M73 cameras.

Enhancements and Improvements

Support for the new IR-Cut Day & Night Sensor Modules and IR Light Modules

IR-Cut Day & Night Sensor Module
The M73 supports the use of the new IR-Cut Day & Night sensor modules. These are color sensor modules with an integrated swivel IR blocking filter for day and night operation. This filter is automatically switched off at low illumination, which also provides bright images at night and using the possibly integrated IR module. This automatic mode is activated by factory setting and the Lux value used to switch to night mode can be set in the setup > image control > general image settings dialog. In the same dialog, the filter can also be switched manually if required.

IR Light Module
The activation of a possible integrated IR Light module is coupled to the activation of the "Night Mode" as follows:


Additional App for face recognition
In addition to the A.I. Tech apps AI* the Visage Technology Face Recognition app for facial recognition is also available with this version. After installation (see the following notes), the activation and configuration of this App is done exactly as for the other apps in the Setup > Certified App Control > Certified App Settings dialog.

Apps AI* from A.I. Tech
This firmware release also includes updated and improved versions of A.I's AI* Apps. Tech (see below)

Notes on installing and using the AI* (A.I. Tech) and Visage Technology Face Recognition Apps

Apps and messages from the MxMessagesystem

Activating an App automatically defines a matching message in the MxMessageSystem, which is sent internally (locally) after a detection of the App. All App messages that can be used in this way are listed in the Message Events section of the Setup > Event Control > Event Overview dialog and can be further configured from there. Depending on the App, the messages sent when a detection event occurs also contain parameters that can be used for event processing. For example, the message can be searched with a regular expression as a filter for a text (string). In this case, an action is executed only if the message sent by the App contains the previously defined text as a parameter. The complete message sent by an App during detections, including the parameters, can be listed by entering the command <IP>/api/json/messages in the web browser, after a previously performed detection.


Known Limitations

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