"The way all video software interfaces should look and operate."

Nx Desktop Overview


The Nx Witness Desktop application is a rich media player with a flexible GRID interface, unmatched speed and responsiveness, instant notifications, an embedded browser, and a user experience unlike any other video management software.

  • Connect to your Nx Witness System(s) from anywhere, anytime.
  • Discover compatible IP video devices and storage locations
  • View live or recorded video, images, and even URLs with a built-in browser.
  • Manage all of your Nx Witness System(s) users, devices, and rules
  • Search everything instantly using keywords, smart motion, timeline and more.
  • Integrate anything using HTTP events & requests and soft triggers
Nx Desktop Screenshots

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Key Features


In-Camera Analytics

Use In-Camera Analytics from Hikvision, Axis, or Hanwha to create Rules in the Events Rules engine.

Bitrate Throttling

Use Bitrate Throttling to dial-in a camera's network usage to in limited bandwidth or storage environments.

Enhanced Export

Single or multi-video, make it rapid, add a timestamp or custom text, or even add your own watermark.

Easy Bookmark Export

Operators can now easily export bookmarked videos directly from the timeline with just a quick click of the mouse.

Archive Integrity Check

Users receive a notification when reviewing video when the original archive has been modified (files modified or removed).

Custom CameraID

Allows users to create custom IDs for API calls, enabling simpler integration with 3rd party systems.

Flex GRID User Interface

A revolutionary interface that allows users to create an unlimited number of customizable, shareable layouts.

Universal Fisheye De-warping

De-warp any live or recorded fisheye video or image, add virtual PTZ tours, and more.

Advanced PTZ

Control PTZ cameras using quick point and click or outline-to-zoom user interface controls.

Cloud Connect

Connect your Nx Witness System to the cloud and login to your Nx Witness system from anywhere, anytime.

User Management

Quickly add users and manage user rights with custom user roles, LDAP / Active Directory integration, and more.

Adaptive Scaling

Nx Witness Desktop uses adaptive scaling technology to optimize speed while minimizing CPU and network usage.

Multi-Camera Viewing

View up to 64 video streams on a single layout - with support for MJPEG, H.264 and H.265 live streams.

Super Lightweight

The Nx Witness Desktop application is an 80 MB installer and can run well even on super lightweight computers  (like the Intel Compute Stick).

Secure & Encrypted

Nx Witness Desktop uses HTTP and SSL to communicate with all System servers for secure, encrypted communications.

Multi-Video Export

Export from Nx Witness desktop is simple, fast, and flexible. Export single or multiple cameras. Or use Rapid Review.

Unbelievably Fast Search

Search an entire year's worth of recorded video in less than a second using any combination of keywords, calendar, bookmarks, and smart motion.

Soft Triggers

Nx Desktop's Soft Triggers give operators the ability to manually trigger any event - event integrations to 3rd party systems (e.g. Access Control, Fire, Building Automation).

Storage Analytics

Analyze and predict the amount of data being captured by cameras on every storage location in the system to manage storage.

Showreel

Create completely customizable timed viewing tours of any system resource - live cameras, recorded videos, images, web pages, I/O control panels.

Two Way Audio

Nx Desktop's Two Way audio works like a walkie-talkie, allowing operators to engage with individuals or groups through an IP camera's built-in audio.

Event Rules Engine

Every Nx Witness Server has an IFTT Events Rules Engine that lets operators configure simple or advanced rules based on System-generated or integrated 3rd party events.

HTTP Events & Actions

Integrate any 3rd party System or Device using standard HTTP events and actions combined with notifications, soft triggers, and more.

Bookmarks

Manually or Automatically (using the Events Rules Engine) create Bookmarks to highlight critical events and related video.

Help Manual Revamp

The Nx Desktop context sensitive manual has been completely re-written - with new graphical explanations and more!


SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Apple / Mac OSX
MAXIMUM # OF GRID ITEMS
  • 64 BIT OS: 64 Items (e.g. 64 live streams)
  • 32 BIT OS: 24 Items (e.g. 24 live streams)
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS

WINDOWS

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 10 Enterprise

LINUX

  • Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS
  • * Additional possible

MAC

  • OSX 10.11
  • OSX 10.12
HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SUPPORTED SPECS

  • HARD DRIVE: HDD/SSD/mSATA
  • RAM: 2GB
  • CPU: Quad Core Intel Celeron CPU or higher
  • GRAPHICS: Intel HD Graphics 3000 w/ OpenGL2.1 support
  • NETWORKING: 1GB NIC

PERFORMANCE SPECS

  • HARD DRIVE: Performance SSD
  • RAM: 16 GB RAM
  • CPU: Intel Core i5
  • GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (OpenGL2.1 support is required)
  • NETWORKING: 10 GB NIC
NX DESKTOP APPLICATION
SUPPORTED MEDIA PLAYBACK ON GRID

LIVE STREAMS

  • CODECS: H.265 H.264 MJPEG

OFFLINE MEDIA

  • VIDEOS: AVI MKV MP4 MOV TS M2TS MPEG MPG FLV WMV 3GP
  • IMAGES: JPG PNG GIF BMP TIFF

CONNECTED DEVICES

  • I/O DEVICES: Status and Triggers
  • SERVERS: Server Health Monitoring

BROWSER

  • WEB PAGES: Responsive Websites / Progressive Web Apps
VIEWING MODES
  • MEDIA PLAYER: View, edit, and export offline videos and images
  • CONNECTED: View, configure, and manage any Nx Witness System
  • VIDEOWALL: Put Nx Desktop into VideoWall mode to control remotely
  • SHOWREEL: Fully customizable timed viewing tour of any GRID media
USABILITY
  • Drag & Drop
  • Consolidated Notifications
  • Flex Timeline
  • Customizable Layouts
  • Digital Maps
  • Adaptive Scaling
MEDIA
  • IP Cameras / Encoders/ DVRs
  • RTSP/HTTP Streams
  • I/O Devices
  • Web Pages
  • Videos
  • Images
CONFIGURATION
  • Events & Rules Engine
  • User Management
  • IP Cameras / Encoders
  • Server Management
  • I/O Device Management
  • Storage Management
SEARCH
  • Smart Motion Search
  • Keyword Search
  • Calendar Search
  • Time-Slice Search
  • Bookmarks
  • Audit Trail