Shepherd

Camera Management Tool

Shepherd

 

Overview

Shepherd, embedded with powerful device management functions, can easily set up multiple cameras simultaneously. The software automatically brings up a list of all VIVOTEK devices that are connected on the network. The user can then manually group the cameras to apply pre-configured settings. Shepherd supports various powerful functions, including: IP-address assignment, remote reboot/restore, and firmware and VADP package upload. Shepherd greatly benefits system integrators and installers who often have projects that require the simultaneous set up of multiple cameras with the same settings. The latest Shepherd version supports batch uploading of firmware and exporting device lists for VIVOTEK NVRs, updating virus signatures for cameras equipped with the Trend Micro IoT Security package, and importing / exporting Stereo Tracker, Deep Learning VCA and VCA package configurations.

 

New Features

  • Batch NVR Firmware Upload
  • NVR Device List Export
  • Batch Package Configuration Setup
  • Batch Trend Micro IoT Package Setup
  • Exceptions for Restoring to Factory Default

 

Key Features

  • IP Range Search
  • Batch camera settings configuration
  • Assign IP address on multiple devices with ease
  • Upgrade firmware/package/license broadcast
  • Restore/reboot multiple cameras simultaneously
  • Generate reports for debugging
  • Support VivoCam PoE Switch (AW-GEV Series) Discover Integration
  • Support 4K Screen Resolution
  • Support VIVOTEK Camera Smart Stream III

 

 

Automatically Detect All VIVOTEK devices on Your Network

Whenever Shepherd initiates, it will automatically search the LAN for VIVOTEK devices and list them all.

01 automatically detect all vivotek devices on your network

 

Saving Your Time & Money

Batch camera setup on Shepherd will largely decrease tedious repeat work. Simply create a template configuration file, and apply it to hundreds, or even thousands, of cameras at one time.

02 saving your time money

 

Simple Steps to Complete IP Assignment

Choose DHCP, fixed IP, or assign an IP range for multiple VIVOTEK cameras.

03 simple steps to complete ip assignment

 

Faster Maintenance

Need to upgrade camera firmware? Update a camera license? Upload VADP packages for more advanced camera functions? Or restore/restart devices? Shepherd supports the batch performance of all of these functions.

In addition to batch camera firmware upload, Shepherd now also supports batch NVR firmware upload.

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An Easy Way to Keep Information Updated

Shepherd supports remote export of camera logs and configuration files for whenever you need to check an issue, or wish to request VIVOTEK technical support.

Users can also export a Camera or NVR device list, which contains information on selected devices.

05 easiest way to keep information updated

 

Batch Package Configuration Setup

Shepherd supports the enabling, disabling and uninstalling of VADP packages, and offers options to import and export Stereo Tracker, Deep Learning VCA and VCA packages configurations.

06 batch package configuration setup

 

Batch Trend Micro IoT Package Setup

Shepherd supports automatically or manually updating virus signature for cameras with Trend Micro IoT Security package in batch, and allow users to export Trend Micro IoT Security log.

07 batch trend micro iot package setup

 

Specifications

Technical Specifications

General
Version 3.3
Maximum Number of Cameras Unlimited
OS Support Windows 10, 7
Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019
Language English, Portuguese, Czech, Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Persian, Arabic
Devices Pack Ver. 5.9.324
Device
Supported Model All VIVOTEK cameras (function limited for camera before 7000-series) and NVRs
Device Tab All devices, Camera, NVR
Device Search Manual & Auto
Device Sorting Status, Model, IP, MAC, Firmware, HTTP, HTTPS, Client
Device Filter Keyword
Device Authorization Support authorizing devices in batch if they share the same credentials
Device List Support importing device by saved device list
Batch Camera Setup
Device Settings Support configuring cameras in batch by using template
Template Settings System
– Host name and time
Security
– User account
– HTTPS
Network
– Network type & port
– Streaming protocols
– QoS
– SNMP
Media
– Image
– Video
– Audio
Application
– DI, DO
– Motion detection
Apply in Partial Support selecting template sections to be applied
Import/Export Settings Support importing/exporting template
Maintenance for Cameras
Maintenance Support maintaining cameras in batch
Maintenance Type Firmware, Licenses, Packages
Restore Devices Support restoring devices in batch
Exceptions for Restoring Network, Daylight saving time, Custom language, VADP, Focus position and Lens configuration
Restart Devices Support restarting devices in batch
Maintenance for NVRs
Maintenance Support maintaining NVRs in batch
Maintenance Type Firmware
Export Device List & Report
Export Type for Cameras Device list, debug report, configuration file
Export Format for Cameras .csv, .tar.gz
Device Information for Cameras Brand, Host name, IP, HTTP port, HTTPS port, Network type, Model name, MAC, Firmware version
Export Type for NVRs Device list
Export Format for NVRs .cs
Device Information for NVRs Brand, Host name, IP, HTTP port, HTTPS port, Model name, MAC, Firmware version
IP
IP Assignment Support assigning IP address for cameras in batch
IP Modes DHCP, Fixed IP, IP range
VADP
General Settings Enable package, Disable package, Uninstall package
* Cloud package does not support this feature.
Package Types Stereo Tracker
VCA
Deep Learning VCA
Trend Micro IoT Security (updating virus signature)
License Types Smart VCA
Trend Micro IoT Security
System Requirements
Graphics Adapter DirectX 9.0c compatible

 

Downloads

Document Type Model Name Title Version File Size
Software Shepherd For cameras with firmware 0x06a or above 3.3.0.1 22.6 MB
Software Shepherd For cameras with firmware before 0x06a 2.4.0.201 18.6 MB

 

Scenario Recommend Shepherd Version
Configuration for camera before f/w 0x06a v2.4.0.201
Upgrade camera to 0x06a v2.4.0.201
All feature for camera f/w 0x06a or above v3.2.0.3

 

cloud downloads

Device Pack

 

 

Key Features

  • Import and Export LPR Settings
  • SD Card Management
  • Support Smart VCA & Trend Micro IoT License
  • IP Range Search
  • Batch Camera Settings Configuration
  • Assign IP Address on Multiple Devices with Ease
  • Upgrade Firmware/Package/License Broadcast
  • Restore/Reboot Multiple Cameras Simultaneously
  • Generate Reports for Debugging
  • Batch Package Configuration Setup

 

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