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1. I’ve heard about Cathexis, so how do I get the software?
I’ve heard about Cathexis, so how do I get the software? The software is available for download on the cathexisvideo.com webpage under trial software. Please refer to the link below:
37. What are the CathexisVision system requirements?
What are the CathexisVision system requirements? You can download the latest CathexisVision Setup Manual via this link.
What are the CathexisVision system requirements for client software??
What are the CathexisVision system requirements for client software?? You can download the latest CathexisVision Client requirements document via this link.
2. What features are included in the trial software?
What features are included in the trial software? CathexisVision trial software includes 2 IP camera licenses, 2 days recording for 2 cameras, and standard CathexisVision Basic Analytics. Alternatively email support and request demo licenses for a longer period should proof of concept be required. email@example.com
3. What is the difference between a site, server and client?
What is the difference between a site, server and client? Site- A geographical location that may be served by multiple VMS units. Server- Refers to the unit on which the CathexisVision Server software is running, and encompasses all CathexisVision Server software processes such as recording, archiving, databasing, video analytics, etc. Client- Any CathexisVision platform which can connect to and view the server. This includes CathexisVision desktop Client,
4. What package options does CathexisVision offer?
What package options does CathexisVision offer? CathexisVision is divided into 4 base packages, from a single server package to a multi-server environment. The 4 packages available are: The Lite single server package The core single server product The professional medium to large site The premium WAN/large site. These packages are described in detail in the link below.
5. What is the maximum number of camera licenses that I can purchase for each CathexisVision base package?
What is the maximum number of camera licenses that I can purchase for each CathexisVision base package? CathexisVision Lite includes bundled camera licenses (4/8/12/16/48). For CathexisVision Core, Professional & Premium, a customer can purchase camera licenses as per the site requirements and base package maximum IP cameras per site.
6. What structure does the CathexisVision software follow?
What structure does the CathexisVision software follow? CathexisVision runs as a Windows and Linux service, and the software consists of several underlying services: CathexisVision Server Service controls all underlying services. CathexisVision Client (connects to 1 or more servers) Service Manager
7. How do I know what version of CathexisVision is installed on this server?
How do I know what version of CathexisVision is installed on this server? On the server where CathexisVision is installed, the user can click on “HELP” and then “ABOUT” to get the information on the version of CathexisVision, the license identification number, the current build identification number, as well as the architecture installed.
8. How will I know the number of cameras I can install on one server and which licenses should be used on my site?
How will I know the number of cameras I can install on one server and which licenses should be used on my site? The 2 most important factors when calculating the number of cameras per server are the total recording and video streaming BITRATE, and if you need to display the video on the server, then the required display RESOLUTION and expected FRAMERATE is also important to determine the server’s required CPU decoding load. The number of cameras per site will det
9. What are the benefits of the CathexisVision Premium package, and when should I use it?
What are the benefits of the CathexisVision Premium package, and when should I use it? You need to use Premium when: There are more than 150 cameras per site (multiple servers make up a site) There is a requirement for more than 10 client connections. When Premium features like failover and video wall servers are part of the project specifications. These included features need to be purchased for other packages. NOTE: Please see base package ‘comparison cha
10. Is the CathexisVision software backwards compatible?
Is the CathexisVision software backwards compatible? Yes, you can use a client connection with later software to access older sites and servers. Some newly added features will not be accessible or configurable from the later client software. Please discuss this with the support team if you plan to run a mixed environment or access remote sites from a control room environment, where clients are loaded with the latest version. Some functional (archiving, reviewing)
11. I am using Microsoft Active Directory. Can I import my users into CathexisVision?
I am using Microsoft Active Directory. Can I import my users into CathexisVision? This is possible with CathexisVision 2015 and later. Access rights are assigned to AD users using the CathexisVision security levels and is not defined by the domain security levels.
12. Will CathexisVision allow me to have multiple base packages?
Will CathexisVision allow me to have multiple base packages? No. The license policy for the site is defined by the first server (MASTER) making up the site. In 2018 only one base license is required for the site. The site master will not be able to utilize IP licenses lower than the current site edition, so a site master with a professional base license will be able to utilize Professional and Premium IP camera licenses, but a premium Site will not be able to use
13. Which operating systems are supported by CathexisVision?
Which operating systems are supported by CathexisVision? Windows 32 or 64-bit (Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012, 2012RC2, 2016) (Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10) Fedora 16 Ubuntu 12.04 Ubuntu 16.04
14. Am I able to install CathexisVision on a 64-bit operating system?
Am I able to install CathexisVision on a 64-bit operating system? We recommend using CathexisVision 64-bit software when deploying new server or client units. CathexisVision 32-bit software is still available to upgrade existing 32-bit CathexisVision installations.
15. How can I connect to CathexisVision using my mobile device?
How can I connect to CathexisVision using my mobile device? CatMobile is available from the Play and App store for both Android and IOS devices.
16. What license is required to use an input or output connected on a camera?
What license is required to use an input or output connected on a camera? Besides one IP license for the camera, no additional license is required for camera inputs and outputs.
17. How many monitors can I add to CathexisVision per workstation
How many monitors can I add to CathexisVision per workstation? Up to 6 monitors.
18. What is the minimum graphics card (VGA) requirements to be used on any workstation?
What is the minimum graphics card (VGA) requirements to be used on any workstation? Most VGA cards will work, however graphics cards with minimum 512MB RAM, PCI-e are recommended
19. What PORT numbers does CathexisVision use?
What PORT numbers does CathexisVision use? TCP ports 30010 to 30100 – CathexisVision Software. TCP Port 80 – CathexisVision Mobile App
20. When I purchase CathexisVision, what updates are available to me?
When I purchase CathexisVision, what updates are available to me? You will have the option to update for the year of purchase as they are released with support for a two-year duration. These updates are available on the website for download. Remember to only apply updates that match the site version. I.e. if you are running CathexisVision 2018, only apply 2018 software updates to your site.
21. Will I be able to migrate CathexisVision software to the next major release?
Will I be able to migrate CathexisVision software to the next major release? Yes, the software can be migrated if you have IP camera licenses that are valid for the required major release. Depending on the date of purchase, CathexisVision 2018 for example could provide you with 2019 IP camera licenses. If the IP camera licenses are older than the next available major release, then you can purchase version migration licenses for the required camera licenses.
22. Does Cathexis support audio and multicast?
Does Cathexis support audio and multicast? Answer Yes, two-way audio is currently supported as well as the ability to automatically assign multicast addresses to cameras.
23. Is CathexisVision ONVIF compliant ?
Is CathexisVision ONVIF compliant ? Yes.
25. Can I upgrade from one base package to another?
Can I upgrade from one base package to another? Yes, except for the Lite package which is not upgradeable.
26. Is it possible to do a configuration backup in CathexisVision?
Is it possible to do a configuration backup in CathexisVision? Yes, automatic backups to a configurable location/folder is done on a daily basis and kept for 7 days. CathexisVision Software can also manually backup and export the current configuration. You can easily restore the automatic or exported backup at any time.
27. What additional devices are available from Cathexis?
What additional devices are available from Cathexis? Cathexis Video Encoders (integrate analogue cameras into security systems by means of an Ethernet network). Features: Power Over Ethernet (POE) Class 3 device. Optimized H.264 video compression algorithm to facilitate transmission of High-Quality video over low network bandwidth. Built in monitoring function. Supports PAL/NTSC. Provides RS422/RS485 serial port (Will only sync with Video Channel 1).
28. How will I know what analytics package I need?
How will I know what analytics package I need? CathexisVision offers three analytics suites: Analytics I, Analytics II or Analytics III. These are detailed below. Each suite comes with its own benefits, and best-use should be determined by examining the features alongside the client’s analytics requirements. For more information, consult the CathexisVision Analytics Matrix, the CathexisVision Analytics brochure, and the CathexisVision Setup Manual. Note: Analy
30. How can I demonstrate the video analytics in CathexisVision?
How can I demonstrate the video analytics in CathexisVision? The CathexisVision software comes shipped with an analytics simulator which allows all available CathexisVision analytics engines to be tested on archived camera footage. This is very useful tool not only for trying out the CathexisVision analytics, but also useful to fine tune analytics during the installation phase.
31. Is it possible to add multiple servers to one site and have separate analytics on each server?
Is it possible to add multiple servers to one site and have separate analytics on each server? Yes, each server can have its own custom analytics or integration/s added to it.
32. How do I use the analytics that I have just added to my camera?
How do I use the analytics that I have just added to my camera? When adding analytics to a camera, the user can create a trigger (the activity recognition) for that analytics suite. This trigger can then be used in an event. A user can create an event which allows the trigger to be linked to an action. E.g. Record the camera, play a sound, control an output, send an email, etc. when the trigger takes place.
33. What are the different methods of licensing CathexisVision?
What are the different methods of licensing CathexisVision? There are two methods of licensing the product: Offline licensing by the use of a request file sent to the cathexis sales department Online licensing by the use of a product key Please contact Cathexis Sales for more information
35. I have an issue with my CathexisVision system. How do I get in touch with support?
I have an issue with my CathexisVision system. How do I get in touch with support? You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed explanation of the issue. Please do not forget to leave us a copy of your address and also a contact number. Once your email is received, a ticket will automatically be generated with a ticket reference number. Any follow-ups need to be done using the same ticket reference number in the subject. You can also contact our support cent
34. In case I need to contact support for assistance, is it possible to pull software logs using the CathexisVision software?
In case I need to contact support for assistance, is it possible to pull software logs using the CathexisVision software? The CathexisVision Software allows the user to download software logs by running the Sherlock process in both the CathexisVision server and client software.
36. If I have a sales query who do I contact?
If I have a sales query who do I contact? You can contact email@example.com