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JVSG CCTV design software on Mac

IP Video System Design Tool our CCTV design software product has been tested on a Mac OS X Mavericks with Parallels Desktop 9 and on Mac OS X Lion with Parallels Desktop 7.

 

Parallels Desktop for Mac generates a virtual machine platform which allows Windows based programs to run on Mac in a smooth manner, and it has more than 2 million satisfied users globally.

The test has been made on the following Mac configurations:

Configuration 1:

  • Macbook Air, 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5,  4 GB Ram, integrated graphic card: Intel HD3000
  • Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.3
  • Parallels Desktop 9 (in normal and  “Coherence” modes)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, English
  • IP Video System Design Tool versions: 8.1, 8.0, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.4

Configuration 2:

  • Mac OS X Lion – 10.7.2
  • Parallels Desktop 7 (in Coherence mode)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, English
  • IP Video System Design Tool versions: 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.4

 

Coherence is a Parallels Desktop visual mode of working with a virtual machine that allows Windows applications to run  side by side with Mac OS X programs.

 

After installing the Parallels for Mac, a virtual machine has to be created using Windows 7 DVD or ISO installation image.

The IP Video System Design Tool installer can be run after the step above.

Installing JVSG IP Video System Design Tool on Mac

Installing IPVideoSytemDesignToolSetup.exe on Mac OS X Lion using Parallels Desktop

launching jvsg software on macbook air

Launching IP Video System Design Tool 7.2. MacOS X Mavericks

CCTV Lens calculation by JVSG software version 6.3 on Mac

Graphical CCTV lens calculation with IP Video System Design Tool 6 running on Mac with Parallels 7.

JVSG Beta version 7.0 running on Mac

JVSG’s IP Video System Design Tool  Version 7.2 running on Mac OS X Mavericks.

Version 9.0 was tested with Parallels and some of the functions have been described under various headings below:

Graphics: The 2D/3D graphical performance was found to be excellent.

Zoom: To zoom the site plan you can use standard MacOS zoom gesture, still it is recommended to use the scroll-wheel mouse instead.

Scroll: In order to scroll the site plan you can use Alt-drag or Alt-arrows.

Copy/Paste: For copying and pasting objects on the site plan, in addition to Windows hotkeys Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V respectively, you can use Mac OS standard hotkeys: Cmd-C & Cmd-V.

Visual effects (v.9.0): On some configurations, you can get empty 3D View window when you switch on visual effects like Fog, Black/White camera or Night Mode. In this case please try to update your graphics card drivers and your Parallels Desktop version.

Bootcamp

Apart from Parallels Desktop you can run JVSG IP Video System Design Tool on Mac via Boot Camp, part of Mac OS X that enables you to install and run  Windows-based applications using a separate disk partition.

Configuration 3:

  • Macbook Air, 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5,  4 GB Ram, integrated graphic card: Intel HD3000
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, English
  • IP Video System Design Tool versions: 9.0, 8.1, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.4

Important Note: Using BootCamp on Macs with Intel HD Graphics: Intel OpenGL drivers are quite slow (up to 5 times slower than OpenGL drivers used by Parallels Desktop on MacOS). Please download and install the latest Intel graphics card drivers from http://downloadcenter.intel.com/

 

Running JVSG software on other virtual machines

Apart from running The IP Video System Design Tool version on Parallels Desktop, as described above, you can also try to run it on VMWare Fusion and Virtual Box, though you need to take care of some aspects described below.

If you use Virtual Box (version 4) you need to switch off 3D Acceleration and 2D Acceleration in Display Properties.

If you run IP Video System Design Tool version 6.4 with VMWare Fusion 4 or Virtual Box you may notice a large black area in “3D View” Window. In order to fix the 3D View window please change camera “Aspect Ratio” parameter to 16:9 and then change it back to 4:3.

Our users reported that they were able to run the version 8.1 (7.2) of the program on VMware Fusion Version 7.1.0 (Mac emulating Windows 7).

Settings: 2Gb RAM, 2 Processor cores, “Accelerate 3D Graphics” option is turned ON with 2048Mb or shared graphics memory.

Version 9, 8, and  7 may be not compatible with Virtual Box or VMWare software. It is advised to use Parallels Desktop for Mac instead.

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