Someone made a comment on my original post about the 5Mpix TI DaVinci DM368 DSP camera that tpsee (the internal board manufacturer) has released firmware 126.96.36.199 for our cameras. I believe that to be worthy to open a new topic for!
update– A word of warning: It seems the cloud functionality is still expanding and it now actually works. This would be great, if it was possible to disable this function, but it is not and per default EVERY camera is accessible from the outside of your network when they know the device ID! Very VERY bad! A watchful reader made me aware of this fact, much gratitude!
If you decide to run the P2P intergrated firmware, but sure to realize what this means. Anyone in the world can watch your camera, I would advise to only use it if you can block/drop it with your firewall.
–update I have made a new post about firmware version 188.8.131.52 which was recently released. I will keep this post alive because there are a lot of valuable comments in here! If you upgraded, please comment in the newer post!
First thing you notice after having upgraded the firmware (all settings where kept) is that the login screen has changed a bit:
Green, but best of all the TAB key now works for switching between Username and Password! 😀
Clearly showing version 184.108.40.206 build 2013-10-24
As with all firmware, no change-log is presented so what changed can only be guessed. Feel free to let me know about your suspicions in the comments below!
One thing that did catch my eye was something new called “Cloud Login Status”:
It says it’s status 1 and gives me a DNS name. Since the website is probaby hosted in China it was a bit slow to respond, but did come up after a while.
You get presented with the ability to register a user and when you do you can add your cameras
When you do it gets listed and some information is shown
From the looks of it, the service/website is not completely finished yet. When you for instance click on the “Device Type” drop down box it clearly shows all kind of names used for testing purposes. Also, I could not get a picture from my camera and most other functions didn’t do anything either.
But, potentially this could be interesting. If the cameras could report themselves to a global system from within the firmware and you could view them live or even do alerting that would be awesome. No more need for having computers running 24Hrs a day for a simple setup, etc.
But, right now there doesn’t seem to be an “off” button for the camera NOT to login to this cloud stuff. That I believe to be a bad thing because while the service might potentially be great, I would always like to option of using it or not.
Other then this all is working as it was before, you can find my self hosted downloads here: firmware_TS38ABFG006-ONVIF-P2P-V220.127.116.11_20131024190214.bin as always you can also find the extracted control utility for people who are having trouble installing the tool: tsconfigipc.7z it is now at version 18.104.22.168.
Let me know your thoughts about this or what you are able to find out about the new firmware in the comments below!
Firmware is still coming out and since a little while datacompboy is actually recompiling the firmware and improving upon what tpsee (the board manufacturer) is actually making. You can download his newest version from my FTP site here: Version 22.214.171.124-TCPFIX.
Remember, if you are unable to upgrade, drop your resolution from 5Mp to 720p because the 5Mp mode probably uses too much memory.