MxMC provides cross-system maintenance and security features, such as creating backup copies of current camera configurations or checking and improving system security. This section provides an overview of the currently available system functions.
Note: The system functions described below are not supported by MOBOTIX MOVE cameras and third-party cameras that provide an ONVIF S-compatible interface. For an overview of how the camera functions differ, see Camera Feature Overview.
The maintenance features are listed in the Wizards & Tools view.
Often it makes sense to reboot a device if you have problems, for example, with the connection to several cameras. Click Reboot Devices to do so. You can determine which cameras are rebooted from the current selection of cameras/camera groups.
The current configuration of cameras or the cameras of one group are saved when you click Backup Devices. You can enter a name for each backup. The name should be meaningful enough enabling you to quickly select the desired configuration when you want to restore a configuration later on.
The configurations you save when using Backup Devices can be used to restore a configuration, for example, if a camera is no longer operational due to a problem with a configuration.
Click on Restore Devices and select the desired configuration.
You can apply a software version to a larger number of cameras at one time. Download the desired software version from the MOBOTIX download directory: www.mobotix.com –> Support –> Download Center –> Software Downloads. Next, click Update Devices and open the *.mpl file. The new software will be uploaded to the cameras. The cameras will automatically reboot when the update is complete.
Please make sure that the software you select to install is compatible with all cameras in the group. Otherwise, the update cannot be performed.
Click Reset Devices in order to reset one or more cameras to the factory settings. In the process, you can select whether or not security settings (user names and passwords) and network settings should be reset, as well. The cameras will then automatically reboot.
Please note that project data will not be automatically updated when you reset the camera(s) to factory settings. You will need to update them manually.
This feature helps administrators when securing camera systems. It shows them exposed points of attack and prevents unauthorized or unencrypted access to cameras. To check system security and secure the system, see Checking The System Security.
A MOBOTIX camera independently checks its system status permanently. The results of this check are available in the Wizards & Tools view by using the Health Check function.
The Health Check provides you with a quick overview of the proper operation or functional status of your MOBOTIX cameras. The Health Check is divided into two areas:
|Overview||Summary of the examined areas of the polled cameras by means of a color-coded system status report: red = error, orange = warning, green = OK.
Red is displayed if at least one functional area signals an error condition. If one or more functional areas signal a warning, orange is displayed. Green is only displayed if all functional areas are working properly.
The "overview bar" provides you with at-a-glance information on how many of the polled cameras are in an error state or warning state (1). The table lines indicate the system health for each camera, including a summary of the error messages and warnings for each scanned area (2).
|Details||Detailed listing of the system state of the camera in the checked areas, which is displayed by clicking on the Camera bar in the overview area (3).|