Archive for April, 2019

Evolving the wireless experience… again

Whether indoors or outdoors, a quick look around is all it takes. How many colleagues, friends or strangers can you see using a mobile device? You’re probably reading this on one right now. For most of us, the mobile future — predicted by countless thousands of tech articles — is already present-day reality. Whether for productivity or pleasure, the overwhelming majority of information we generate and consume every day crosses a wireless network… Wi-Fi, cellular, or both.

Recently the tech journalists have been busy writing about the next generation of wireless networks — Wi-Fi 6 and 5G — both of which will deliver a significant performance boost for the most demanding applications we access on our mobile devices.

In many ways, the smartphone revolution triggered our insatiable appetite for mobile data. And in many ways, that revolution began in 2007 with the iPhone launch (yes, I remember the Blackberry… but I never streamed video to mine). Year after year performance on cellular and Wi-Fi networks has improved, and today we think nothing of streaming music — even video — while commuting, sharing photos with friends while on a hike, or joining a multimedia online call with colleagues from a park bench at lunchtime. The networks have improved… and they need to continue doing so to support applications like real-time route guidance, 4K video and self-driving cars.

5G uses new radio spectrum and takes advantage of technologies that we first saw widely used in Wi-Fi, like MIMO (for simultaneous transmission between antennas and multiple devices) and beamforming (for more efficient focusing of those transmissions). Early field trials of 5G have demonstrated download speeds in excess of 600 Mbps to a single device!

There is a catch though. Those peak speeds only tell half the story, because they’re achieved at higher frequencies, and the higher the frequency, the more challenging it becomes for cellular signals to reach inside buildings. For this reason, Wi-Fi remains the most effective and dependable way to deliver consistently great performance indoors.

Wi-Fi 6 (sometimes referred to as 802.11ax) is arriving this year, delivering up to four times the capacity and performance of the previous standard, with up to 4.8 Gbps per access point. Connection reliability is also improved, as is client battery life, thanks to improvements in power saving algorithms. Clients that support this new standard are just starting to appear on the market, and so I’m incredibly excited to announce the time has come for Cisco to unveil its Wi-Fi 6 strategy.

Today marks a huge step forward for Wi-Fi, with Cisco announcing new Meraki and Catalyst Wi-Fi 6 compatible APs. I’m incredibly proud of the hard work the Meraki team has put into bringing them to life, including testing with the early clients already hitting the market. With a new, distinctive form factor, multigigabit connectivity, and the most powerful Wi-Fi radios we’ve ever deployed, these new APs will significantly enhance the wireless experience for all clients and especially those that support Wi-Fi 6.

The new Meraki Wi-Fi 6 APs share all of the advantages of earlier models, including an elegant management experience, integrated Bluetooth, and a dedicated full-time security radio, but they’re in another league when it comes to performance. The devices we use every day will become more responsive and higher-performing, providing crisper, more immersive experiences. The new power saving features of these access points will provide the performance needed for a whole new generation of battery powered IoT use cases… not to mention I won’t have to charge my phone at 6pm! We’ll be sharing more details on the improvements driven by Wi-Fi 6 over the coming days and weeks.

So, the cellular and Wi-Fi technologies we use every day are being significantly improved in 2019. This begs the question: wouldn’t it be great if they could work better together for a more seamless experience? At Mobile World Congress this year Cisco demonstrated just such a solution called OpenRoaming. The concept is simple, enhancing established cellular-to-Wi-Fi technology, called Hotspot 2.0. By simply adding a tag to the configuration of a wireless network, a client device can automatically connect to that network by using the client owner’s account credentials. No more fumbling with passwords, or broken splash screens, which means carefree roaming between outdoor and indoor networks. Support for OpenRoaming will be coming to Meraki customers soon.

These continue to be exciting times for device mobility, and this leap forward in performance won’t just improve the experience we have running today’s apps, but also fuel the imagination of the development community to build what comes next. I can’t wait to see where it takes us!

To learn more about our new Wi-Fi 6 APs please follow this link to our on-demand webinar, and to share your thoughts on the future of wireless there’s no better place than the Meraki Community. See you online!

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API Launch Announcement from DevNet Create

APIs and “the open network” are at the core of the Cisco Meraki strategy to enable easy customization and automation on top of our cloud platform. Over the last few years, we’ve invested heavily into an “API first” development strategy to provide more access to features in the Meraki dashboard and powerful third party integrations through our API services.

We firmly believe that by enabling easy integration with the network, customers and developers can quickly address issues and thoughtfully respond to changing needs in their environments. We have seen a corresponding increase in our customer and partner engagement with these services — today, we see over 75,000 active API users and 30 million daily API requests to our cloud services platform!

As part of these efforts, we have some big news for anyone looking to develop with the Meraki platform. We are excited to announce that Meraki is launching full support for the OpenAPI Specification! We’re confident that this recognized industry standard for describing APIs will make it even easier to leverage Meraki’s APIs by allowing developers to:

 – Annotate any endpoint right in the code

 – Automatically produce in-sync documentation

 – Auto-build client libraries in any programming language

Additionally, we have partnered with Cisco DevNet to release a new and improved Meraki Developer Hub and Meraki Marketplace. For those looking to trial, purchase, or build with the Meraki platform, these immersive and demo-rich sites provide a suite of resources.

 

 

To build, the Meraki Developer Hub offers:

  – Interactive, try-it-now API documentation

 – Code libraries (SDKs) for Python, Ruby, and Node.js

 – Updates on new endpoints and virtual labs

 – An always-on sandbox

 – Upcoming events, webinars, and many other resources

To buy or trial Solutions, the Meraki Marketplace offers:

 – Easily searchable, turnkey solutions

 – Full, risk-free trials of any solution

 – Sandboxed environments for quick experimentation before purchase

Finally, we are happy to announce some of our latest platform integrations, including:

PagerDuty: Helping our customers get Meraki alerts into the right hands so staff can respond quickly and effectively

Ansible: Network automation modules for Meraki

OneLogin: Enabling Secure single sign-on (SSO) and authentication to Meraki services

We are really excited to see how our partners and customers will continue to innovate on this platform. Come join us at our next API-focused webinar to learn more and see examples of API solutions demoed live!

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Recap: Meraki Quarterly, April 2019

Every three months, like clockwork, the product marketing team at Cisco Meraki shares a retrospective look at what’s been going on behind the scenes at Meraki. Why? We know our customers and partners want to hear regular updates on what’s new at Meraki as we continue to introduce new products and features. The Meraki Quarterly webinar is our answer to that request.

The Quarterly is an hour-long webinar in which thousands of attendees get the opportunity to hear from the Meraki product marketing team and have their questions answered live. We love hosting the Quarterly, but we realize that not everyone can take an hour out of their busy schedules to watch the webinar. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to attend or simply want a written recap of what we discussed, here’s a comprehensive look at what the team covered during our April 2019 Quarterly.

Photo courtesy of @msosa

1. Major Updates and Upgrades to MV

The Meraki MV smart cameras team has been on a tear recently, launching new products and features to our fast-growing camera product. Since our last launch in November, the team has debuted new software and hardware to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

Throughout the quarter, customers have seen several software enhancements to the MV experience. The new Snapshot API is a RESTful API that makes it possible for third party applications to request a snapshot capture from an MV camera. The Snapshot API, when used in conjunction with MV motion alerts, can make it easier for security admins to make more informed decisions by giving these admins more context (a snapshot) when they receive a motion alert. Another software enhancement makes it possible for MV to detect lux levels in a particular scene and take action based on these readings. For instance, if light is suddenly detected inside a room that’s normally supposed to remain dark (e.g., a supply closet), a security admin can be sent a notification.

More recently, we launched several major updates to the MV product line. These include a new version of MV Motion Search (which we creatively named Motion Search 2.0), Motion Recap, and a brand new camera: the MV32 fisheye camera with historical digital pan, tilt, and zoom. You can read more in the detailed blog post.

2. Systems Manager: DEP Improvements, New Sentry Features, and More

Cisco’s official endpoint management solution, Meraki Systems Manager (SM), continues to become more flexible and robust. First up are some improvements to SM’s integration with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program, or DEP. It’s now possible to add, remove, and edit multiple DEP servers within the same organization in the Meraki dashboard — so a county’s library system, for example, can have a DEP server at each branch while managing all of them under a single organization. Additionally, admins can now set a DEP profile to be automatically assigned to newly synced devices. SM also features support for activation lock bypass on Apple devices.

We’ve also made some updates to Systems Manager Sentry, which is a collection of integrations between SM and Meraki MR & MX:

  • Network admins can now configure SSIDs so only devices with an SM profile installed can connect to the SSID.
  • Wi-Fi can deployed to devices based on certain criteria, eliminating the need to manage a certificate authority, RADIUS server, or public key infrastructure.
  • Sentry VPN lets admins provision client VPN automatically using Meraki VPN, while controlling access based on certain criteria.
  • Sentry Policies ensure that only devices that meet a certain set of criteria (e.g., aren’t jailbroken) can connect to the network.

3. Meraki MR: Setting the Stage for the Future of Wireless

In January, shortly after our last quarterly webinar, the Meraki engineering team released a public beta of the MR26.1 firmware. In addition to improving stability and reliability, this update comes with a few great features. First, Cisco Umbrella, the cloud-based DNS security solution, now integrates with the Meraki dashboard, so network admins can import security policies built in Umbrella into the Meraki dashboard and apply these policies to specific SSIDs. There’s also an alternate management interface, which lets an AP source its management traffic from an IP address other than that of the default management VLAN. Finally, admins can now enforce mandatory DHCP and prevent devices with statically assigned IP addresses from wirelessly connecting to the network.

Of course, we know as much as anyone else that the networking world has been abuzz about the next generation of Wi-Fi: 802.11ax, also known as Wi-Fi 6. Meraki is excited about this new wireless standard, and on April 29, all will be revealed about our strategy and plans. Mark your calendars for Cisco’s live webinar in which you’ll learn more about Cisco’s Wi-Fi 6 strategy across both the Meraki and Catalyst portfolios.

4. Switching Things Up with Meraki Switches

As Wi-Fi 6 APs enter the marketplace, switches need to be able to keep up with gigabit speeds. That’s why at the end of January, we introduced the MS450, which packs over 1.3Tb/s of switching capacity, 100Gb/s QSFP28 uplinks, and 400Gb/s of stacking capacity. If that wasn’t enough, the MS450 can be paired with the MS355 multigigabit switches we introduced back in November 2018, a combination ideal for extremely demanding environments.

In addition to this new hardware, the MS team has unleashed new firmware for Meraki switches, MS11. This firmware update comes with IPv6 Multicast Listener Discovery, improved stacking and scaling capabilities, and an alternate management interface. Moreover, for customers with MS350 or MS355 series switches who have two power supplies connected to a switch, there’s now the option to either use one power supply as backup or to use both power supplies in concert to supply PoE for more ports than normal. Now that’s what we call powerful!

5. Cloud & API Milestones

Just under two years ago, we announced that we had hit 1 million Meraki networks around the globe, a fantastic milestone we were proud of. This month, we were even more elated to reveal that we just hit the 2 million mark — a doubling in less than two years! That kind of growth shows just how prescient the decision Meraki’s founders make to move networking to the cloud truly was. Today, we’re continuing to find ways to take advantage of the cloud in every which way possible, including building out a wide set of APIs that third party developers can use.

Already, we’ve seen significant adoption of our APIs (over 70,000 application developers and 30 million API calls a day!), and over the last few months, we’ve added a whole host of new API endpoints across the MS, MX, MV, and SM:

Meraki is continuing to push for more extensibility across our entire product line. To learn more, visit https://create.meraki.io/.

6. All Things MX

The Meraki MX is a versatile box. Though it started out as purely a security appliance, over the years, Meraki engineers have packed it with more and more functionality, including SD-WAN and network insight. In the last few months, we have made several improvements in all of these areas.

First, we have added tag-based IPsec VPN failover. What’s that? Simply put, it’s now possible to do failover from one data center to another. This documentation page explains how it works in more detail.

We also announced during the Quarterly that public betas are now available for an integration between the MX and Cisco Umbrella (similar to the just-launched MR/Umbrella integration) and for IKEv2. The latter includes support for route-based VPNs and stronger encryption algorithms for non-Meraki VPNs. To enable these betas, get in contact with Meraki Support.

Lastly, we announced full general availability of Meraki Insight across the MX portfolio. Attend an upcoming webinar to learn more, or if you’re ready to dive in and try it out, start a free trial!

 


 

Phew! That was a lot. If you’re still hungry for more details, we encourage you to watch the full webinar recording. And don’t forget — the Meraki Community is open 24/7 if you’re looking to chat with like-minded folks about the latest happenings here at Cisco Meraki.

Presentamos MV32, Motion Search 2.0 y Motion Recap

Una nueva cámara de ojo de pez y nuevas características para que sea aún más fácil encontrar lo que está buscando.

En noviembre anunciamos dos adiciones a la familia de cámaras inteligentes MV: la MV22 y MV72. Un modelo para interiores y para exteriores, están construidas en la misma plataforma que nuestra innovadora MV12 y reemplazan a nuestra primera generación de MV21 y MV71. Hoy estamos emocionados de presentar un factor de forma completamente nuevo con la cámara de ojo de pez (Fisheye) MV32. También estará disponible un nuevo soporte colgante telescópico, compatible con la MV32 y la MV12. Junto con el nuevo hardware, también estamos lanzando nuevas funciones de software, Motion Search 2.0 y Motion Recap, disponibles para todas las cámaras de segunda generación (modelos que terminan en -2).

Vea las cosas desde una nueva perspectiva

MV32 presenta la misma arquitectura innovadora que el resto de la familia de MV, y agrega una visualización de 360 ​​° para brindar un mejor contexto de un área. La cámara graba y procesa la imagen totalmente distorsionada, y el tablero de Meraki permite una visión de video inmersiva, con panorámica, inclinación y zoom en imágenes en vivo e históricas.

A diferencia de las cámaras tradicionales de paneo, inclinación, zoom (PTZ) que solo registran lo que están viendo actualmente, el MV32 almacena todo en el campo de visión, por lo que no se pierde ningún video o información. Esto lo hace ideal para espacios abiertos o áreas con pasillos y pasillos que se cruzan donde se necesita visibilidad en varias direcciones.

El nuevo MV32 tiene un sensor de 8.4MP y registra en una resolución de hasta 2058 x 2058. Cuenta con el mismo procesador líder en la industria que el resto de la línea de MV de segunda generación, lo que permite el análisis avanzado con detección de objetos mediante visión artificial y aprendizaje automático. Viene con 256 GB de almacenamiento integrado y tiene capacidad inalámbrica, lo que facilita su instalación en una variedad de ubicaciones.

¡Encuentra lo que buscas más rápido!

Estamos también introduciendo dos nuevas características de software para todos los modelos de cámaras MV de segunda generación. La primera característica, Motion Search 2.0, ofrece un nuevo y poderoso algoritmo de detección que aumenta la fidelidad para pequeños cambios, reduce los falsos positivos y ofrece una mejor sensibilidad en la noche y en entornos de bajo contraste.

Motion Recap utiliza la información recopilada del análisis de movimiento en la cámara para producir imágenes compuestas que resumen la actividad en un solo cuadro. El panel mostrará automáticamente los resultados de la búsqueda como recapitulaciones de movimiento, lo que facilita la identificación rápida de lo que está buscando. Las imágenes de Motion Recap sirve para entender todo lo que sucedió sin ver el video.

Ver más y entender mejor

La nueva cámara de ojo de pez MV32 ayuda a completar el portafolio de cámaras inteligentes de MV. Combinada con Motion Search 2.0 y Motion Recap, la línea de cámaras inteligentes de MV brinda mayor visibilidad e inteligencia comercial a todo tipo de organizaciones.

La nueva MV32 estará disponible para su pedido a partir de mayo. Motion Search 2.0 y Motion Recap estarán disponibles para todas las cámaras MV de segunda generación como una actualización de software, incluida sin cargo como parte de la licencia.

Póngase en contacto con su representante de Meraki hoy mismo para obtener más información sobre los productos disponibles en su región o para comenzar una prueba sin riesgos.

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Custom Apple Profiles Just Got a Whole Lot Better!

If you have been using Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (SM) for your Apple devices (iOS, macOS, tvOS), then you have probably used the Meraki dashboard to create profiles. For those unfamiliar with profiles: profiles are configuration settings distributed to devices.

Though most of the Apple device profiles are created through the dashboard, a customizable profile is configured through Apple Configurator or Profile Manager. While this helps many of our SM customers with specific profile needs, custom profiles are built and deployed one device at a time, resulting in a time-consuming and tedious task for IT admins.

So in true Meraki fashion, where simplicity is key, we are making custom Apple profiles far easier with the use of: variables!

Variables that can be entered into Apple Configurator (.mobileconfig) to automate profile creation.

Plugging in variables through Apple Configurator or Profile Manager makes building and deploying custom profiles efficient. Customers will no longer need to create a profile for each device at a time; now, using variables (see above), they can create one profile and mass enroll devices simultaneously. This automates the overall process and eliminates repetitive work. In addition, the format of the variables allows for values to be pulled directly from the Meraki dashboard, which provides an even more flexible and scalable way of distributing profiles to devices.

How variables are entered into the Apple Configurator

In order to use this new feature, it is first recommended to get familiar with how to create custom Apple profiles. You can then read more instructions on how to configure variables in custom Apple profiles.

We’d love to hear about your experience using this tool, so feel free to share your thoughts and join peer discussions on the SM Meraki Community forum!

If you are new to Meraki and would like to obtain free SM licenses, sign up for one of our recurring SM webinars.

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Is Your Video the Real Life, or Just a Fantasy?

With the rise of more advanced video editing software, it can be hard to separate fantasy from reality. As realistic as they may look on the big screen, dinosaurs and heroes with superhuman strength don’t really exist (yet). While these special effects belong in movies and TV shows, they have no place in video surveillance. With the new calculate checksum feature on MV video exports, you can rest easy knowing that no changes have been made to downloaded footage. When you rely on video for evidence, it is imperative to be able to ensure its authenticity.

Real or Fake? Pineapple gets eaten by dinosaurs in Meraki San Francisco office

 

How does it work?

A SHA-256 checksum is a 256-bit hash that uses an algorithm to create a file’s “signature.” This checksum can be calculated over and over again to the same result. However, once the file is changed in any way, this value changes. Read more about SHA-256 and other similar algorithms here.

For every generated MV export, Cisco Meraki provides you with the original file’s checksum for as long as the export is viewable on the dashboard. Every time you need to verify that any copy of the exported video is legitimate, you can use any terminal to calculate this copy’s checksum and compare it to the one provided on the dashboard. If they match, the video is identical. Otherwise, it has been corrupted or tampered with.

 

When do I need this?

While all Meraki MV exports contain a date and time stamp burnt into the video, there are a variety of circumstances in which additional verification provided by checksum may be desirable. A few examples include:

  • Chain of Custody: If you need to present a video clip as evidence and want to prove that it was not tampered with in any way.
  • Export Download: If you want to verify that your export download went smoothly and did not suffer any transmission errors, especially if it’s a large file that took several minutes to download.
  • File Transfer: If you want to verify that the stored video export has not been corrupted, especially if transferring the file between different locations.

For more information, check out our article on Sharing Video on the Documentation Portal.

Let us know how you plan on using this feature in the Meraki Community.

Pausing for breath at 2 million

Back in May of 2017 we shared the exciting news that Cisco Meraki had reached a major milestone of 1 million active networks around the world. After 10 years disrupting the status quo with a simplicity-first, cloud-managed solution, this was a moment of incredible pride for us all. Not only was 1 million networks a nice, round number, but it was also a testament to the highly scalable nature of the cloud backend our engineering team thoughtfully designed many years earlier.

Time has flown by, and it’s with a sense of amazement that I’m back again to share another milestone that led to high-fives across our business. We recently witnessed the number of active Meraki networks hit 2 million, a doubling in under two years! Spread over more than 150 countries, every Meraki network is a logical container that may have thousands of Meraki devices or perhaps just a single AP. Most importantly, this would never have been possible without you.

We took a few moments to look back over the past couple of years, to see what’s been accomplished between 1 and 2 million active networks, and there’s really too much to list, but here’s a shot, starting with the new hardware:

6 access points with 6 new antenna models

4 switch families

8 security and SD-WAN appliances

2 teleworker gateways

3 smart cameras

And that’s just the physical products. The cloud management model we’ve been refining for years also helps us rapidly develop new capabilities, continually advancing our platform. Over these past two years we’ve delivered on many new use cases and dashboard experiences, designed to simplify the lives of IT administrators and technology users. Wireless Health and Meraki Insight drive Artificial Intelligence into the core of our networking portfolio, LTE SD-WAN means redundant networks are more turnkey than they’ve ever been, and the Smart Camera launch means less time staring at video and more time responding to events. We’ve also expanded investment in our APIs (Application Programming Interface) to provide additional flexibility for software integrations, automation and managing networks of any scale. From very humble beginnings, we’re now seeing over 30 million API requests per day!

The past two years have seen us proactively protect our customers from multiple security outbreaks. I counted five of these, including some memorable names like KRACK, WannaCry and Petya. The addition of powerful Cisco security enhancements like Threat Grid and Umbrella to the Meraki experience help ensure we’re always leading the fight to maintain healthy, secure networks for our customers.

Our business has expanded its global footprint too, opening new offices in Chicago, Shanghai and Tokyo.  I’m especially proud of the work our team undertook to enable operations in China, including our fully segmented China cloud (meraki.cn).

By every measure, the Meraki business is pointing in the right direction, and I want to humbly thank each and every one of you for being a valued user, partner or employee. Together we’ve been able to reimagine what a simple IT experience can be, and in many ways we’re just beginning. There’s exciting work ahead on this journey, as new technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning open up new possibilities. I believe AI driving network assurance, machine vision and IOT generates an opportunity to redefine how simple IT can really be…

The question on my mind is, how long until the next milestone? What will the highlights be? I’m certain it will be our users, and their vision that gets us there… Thanks again.

 

 

 

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Introducing MV32, Motion Search 2.0, and Motion Recap

Back in November, we announced two additions to the MV Smart Camera family: the MV22 and MV72. These varifocal cameras, an indoor and an outdoor model, are built on the same platform as our innovative MV12, and replace our first generation MV21 and MV71. Today, we’re excited to introduce a completely new form factor with the MV32 fisheye camera. A new, telescoping pendant mount will also be available, and compatible with the MV32 and the MV12. Along with the new hardware, we are also releasing new software features, Motion Search 2.0 and Motion Recap, available for all second generation (models ending in -2) cameras.

 

See Things From New Perspectives

The MV32 features the same innovative architecture as the rest of the MV family, and adds 360° viewing to provide greater context of an area. The camera records and processes the fully warped image, and the Meraki dashboard allows for an immersive dewarped video view, with digital pan, tilt and zoom on both live and historical footage.

 

Unlike  traditional pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) cameras that only record what they are currently looking at, the MV32 stores everything in the field of view, so no video or information is lost. This makes it a great fit for wide open spaces, or areas with intersecting hallways and corridors where visibility is needed in multiple directions.

The new MV32 has an 8.4MP sensor, and records in up to 2058 x 2058 resolution. It features the same industry-leading processor as the rest of the second generation MV line, enabling advanced analytics with object detection using computer vision and machine learning. It comes with 256GB of onboard storage and is wireless capable, making it easy to install in a variety of locations.

Find What You’re Looking For, Faster

If the MV32 isn’t exciting enough, we’re introducing two new software features for all second generation MV camera models. The first feature, Motion Search 2.0, brings a powerful new detection algorithm that has increased fidelity for small changes, reduces false positives, and offers better sensitivity at night and in low-contrast environments.

 

 

To make Motion Search results even easier to digest, we are introducing Motion Recap. Motion Recap uses the information gathered from the on-camera motion analytics to produce composite images that summarize activity in a single frame. The dashboard will automatically display the search results as Motion Recap images, making it easy to quickly identify what you’re looking for. Motion Recap images serve as a veritable “cheat sheet” to understand what happened without watching video.

 

See More, Understand Better

The new MV32 fisheye camera helps to round out the MV Smart Camera portfolio. Combined with Motion Search 2.0 and Motion Recap, the MV smart camera lineup brings greater visibility and business intelligence to all types of organizations.

The new MV32 will be available for order in May. Motion Search 2.0 and Motion Recap will be made available to all second-generation MV cameras as a software update, included at no charge as part of the license. With such an exciting array of announcements, we’d love to see how they’ll be used. Tell us what you’re planning to do with MV32, and the new Motion Search 2.0 and Motion Recap features in the Meraki Community.

Or, get in touch with your Meraki rep today to learn more about orderability in your region or to start a risk-free trial.

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Wir stellen vor: die MV32, Motion Search 2.0 und Motion Recap

Erinnern Sie sich noch, als wir im vergangenen November zwei Neuankömmlinge in unserer MV Smart Kamera Familie, die MV22 und MV72, willkommen hießen? Diese Varifokal-Kameras in Indoor- und Outdoor-Ausführung basieren auf der gleichen Plattform wie unsere innovative MV12 und ersetzen unsere Kameras der ersten Generation (MV21 / MV71). Heute präsentieren wir Ihnen mit der MV32 Fisheye-Kamera einen völlig neuen Formfaktor. Erhältlich ist die Kamera mit komplett neuer, ausfahrbarer Pendelhalterung, die auch mit der MV12 kompatibel ist. Neben der neuen Hardware veröffentlichen wir auch die neuen Softwarefunktionen Motion Search 2.0 sowie Motion Recap, die für alle Kameras der zweiten Generation (Modelle, die auf -2 enden) verfügbar sind.

Gewinnen Sie eine neue Perspektive

Die MV32 verfügt über dieselbe innovative Architektur wie die anderen Kameras der MV-Familie. Sie bietet ein 360-Grad-Sichtfeld und ermöglicht somit eine noch bessere Übersicht. Die Kamera zeichnet das durch die 360-Grad-Architektur verzerrte Bild auf und verarbeitet dieses. Das Meraki-Dashboard ermöglicht dem Nutzer dann eine übersichtliche, unverzerrte Videoansicht und erlaubt sogar digitales Schwenken, Neigen und Zoomen von Live- sowie historischem Videomaterial.

Im Gegensatz zu herkömmlichen PTZ-Kameras (Pan, Tilt, Zoom), die nur das aufnehmen, was sie gerade sehen, speichert die MV32 alles in ihrem Sichtfeld. So gehen keine Teile des Videos oder andere Informationen verloren. Dadurch eignet sie sich hervorragend für offene, weite Räume oder für Bereiche mit sich kreuzenden Fluren und Korridoren, in denen Sicht in mehrere Richtungen erforderlich ist.

Die neue MV32 verfügt über einen 8.4MP-Sensor und zeichnet mit einer Auflösung von bis zu 2058 x 2058 auf. Sie verfügt über denselben branchenführenden Prozessor wie die übrige MV-Produktreihe der zweiten Generation und ermöglicht dank Computer Vision und Machine Learning tiefgreifende Analysen mit Objekterkennung. Sie verfügt über 256 GB internen Speicher und ist WLAN-fähig, was die Installation an verschiedensten Orten ermöglicht.

Finden Sie noch schneller, wonach Sie suchen

Das war noch nicht alles – wir führen heute auch zwei neue Software-Features für alle MV-Kameramodelle der zweiten Generation ein. Die erste Funktion, Motion Search 2.0, bietet einen leistungsstarken neuen Erkennungsalgorithmus, der eine noch höhere Genauigkeit bei kleinen Änderungen im Kamera-Sichtfeld bietet, zu noch weniger Fehlalarmen führt und eine bessere Empfindlichkeit bei Nacht oder in kontrastarmen Umgebungen bietet.

Um die Ergebnisse der Bewegungssuche noch übersichtlicher und einfacher zu machen, führen wir Motion Recap ein. Motion Recap verwendet die aus der Bewegungsanalyse der Kamera gesammelten Informationen, um zusammengesetzte Bilder zu erstellen, die die Aktivität in einem einzigen Bild zusammenfassen. Das Dashboard zeigt die Suchergebnisse automatisch als Motion Recaps an, sodass Sie mit einem Blick erkennen können, wonach Sie suchen. Motion Recap-Bilder dienen als eine Art Sofort-Vorschau, die Ihnen zeigt, was vorgefallen ist – ohne dass Sie sich ein ganzes Video ansehen müssen.

Mehr sehen, besser verstehen

Die neue MV32 Fisheye-Kamera komplettiert damit das MV Smart Kamera Portfolio. In Kombination mit Motion Search 2.0 und Motion Recap bietet die MV Produktpalette mehr Visibilität und noch bessere Geschäftsanalytik-Optionen für alle Arten von Organisationen.

Die neue MV32 kann ab Mai bestellt werden. Motion Search 2.0 und Motion Recap werden allen MV Kameras der zweiten Generation als kostenlose Software-Updates zur Verfügung gestellt, welche automatisch in der Lizenz enthalten sind. Das sind jede Menge neue, spannende Erweiterungen der MV Welt – und wir würden gerne sehen, wie sie zum Einsatz kommen. Teilen Sie uns in der Meraki-Community mit, wie Sie die MV32, Motion Search 2.0 und Motion Recap einsetzen!

Bitte wenden Sie sich an Ihren Meraki Vertriebsmitarbeiter, um weitere Details zur Bestellbarkeit zu erfahren oder eine kostenlose Teststellung zu erhalten.

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Introductie van MV32, Motion Search 2.0 en Motion Recap

In november hebben we twee nieuwe modellen aan de MV Smart Camera-familie toegevoegd: de MV22 en MV72. Deze varifocale camera’s, een binnenhuis- en een buitenhuismodel, zijn gebouwd op hetzelfde platform als onze innovatieve MV12 en vervangen onze eerste generatie MV21 en MV71. Vandaag zijn we verheugd om een ​​compleet nieuwe vormfactor te introduceren met de MV32 fisheye-camera. Er komt ook een nieuwe, verstelbare montuur beschikbaar, die compatibel is met de MV32 en de MV12. Naast de nieuwe hardware bieden we ook nieuwe softwarefuncties, Motion Search 2.0 en Motion Recap, beschikbaar voor alle tweede generatie (modellen die eindigen op -2) camera’s.

{Afbeelding van MV32 of Second Gen Lineup}

Zie dingen vanuit nieuwe perspectieven

De MV32 heeft dezelfde innovatieve architectuur als de rest van de MV-familie en voegt 360 ° -weergave toe om een ​​grotere context van een gebied te bieden. De camera registreert en verwerkt het beeld en het Meraki-dashboard zorgt voor een dewarped video view, met digitale pan-, tilt- en zoom-functies in zowel live als opgenomen beelden.

In tegenstelling tot traditionele camera’s voor pan, tilt en zoom (PTZ) die alleen opnemen waar ze momenteel naar kijken, slaat de MV32 alles op in het gezichtsveld, zodat er geen video of informatie verloren gaat. Dit maakt het een uitstekende oplossing voor grote open ruimtes, of gebieden met kruisende gangen en plaatsen waar zichtbaarheid in meerdere richtingen nodig is.

De nieuwe MV32 heeft een 8.4MP-sensor en registreert een resolutie tot 2058 x 2058. Het beschikt over dezelfde toonaangevende processor als de rest van de MV-lijn van de tweede generatie, waardoor geavanceerde analytics met objectdetectie mogelijk zijn met behulp van computer vision en machine learning. Het wordt geleverd met 256 GB opslag aan boord en is wireless capable, waardoor het eenvoudig op verschillende locaties kan worden geïnstalleerd.

Vind sneller wat je zoekt

Als de MV32 niet genoeg is, introduceren we twee nieuwe softwarefuncties voor alle MV-cameramodellen van de tweede generatie. De eerste functie, Motion Search 2.0, biedt een krachtig nieuw detectie-algoritme dat de betrouwbaarheid verbetert voor kleine veranderingen, valse positieven vermindert en een betere gevoeligheid biedt ‘s nachts en in omgevingen met weinig contrast.

Om Motion Search-resultaten nog gemakkelijker te maken om te interpreteren, introduceren we Motion Recap. Motion Recap gebruikt de informatie die is verzameld uit de bewegingsanalyse op de camera om composietafbeeldingen te maken die de activiteit in één frame samenvatten. Het dashboard geeft de zoekresultaten automatisch weer als bewegingsoverzichten, zodat u snel kunt achterhalen wat u zoekt. Motion Recap-afbeeldingen dienen als een echte ‘spiekbrief’ om te begrijpen wat er is gebeurd zonder de video te hoeven bekijken.

Meer zien, beter begrijpen

De nieuwe MV32 fisheye-camera rondt de MV Smart Camera-portfolio mooi af. Gecombineerd met Motion Search 2.0 en Motion Recap biedt de MV smart camera line-up grotere zichtbaarheid en business intelligence voor alle soorten organisaties.

De nieuwe MV32 zal in mei beschikbaar zijn voor bestelling. Motion Search 2.0 en Motion Recap zullen beschikbaar worden gesteld aan alle MV-camera’s van de tweede generatie als een software-update, gratis inbegrepen als onderdeel van de licentie. Met deze reeks aankondigingen willen we graag zien hoe deze worden gebruikt. Wij horen graag wat u van plan bent om te doen met MV32 en de nieuwe Motion Search 2.0 en Motion Recap functies. Deel het met ons in de Meraki-community!

Neem vandaag nog contact op met uw Meraki account manager voor meer informatie over bestelbaarheid in uw regio of om een gratis proefperiode te starten.

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