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Step-by-step guide on using free rebranding of Xeoma

Download the free rebranding utility from our site and unpack the archive. You will get a rebrand_bundle folder. Follow the instructions in the readme.txt file in this folder to customize Xeoma.

Please note that the rebranding utility only works under Windows but you can customize Xeoma for all operating systems Xeoma supports with its help.

Xeoma video surveillance software: free rebranding utility works for all Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android

Customization process consists of a few simple steps:

1. Place Xeoma that you’d like to customize into the distrib folder, subfolder with name corresponding to the operating system.

Xeoma video surveillance software: place the distribution to customize into the distrib folder

2. If you’d like to change the icon of the program, place the new icons into the icon folder – .ico for Windows and Linux, .png for Android, .icns for Mac OS X.

If you don’t need that, you can leave the original Xeoma icons or leave this folder empty.

Xeoma video surveillance software: changing icon

3. The oem_info.xml file in the custom folder is where you can change the program’s name, add information and contacts of your company, hide or show some menus, make Xeoma run as client only, and so on. You can open and edit it in a text editor. Then save the changes.

Xeoma video surveillance software: editing the main customization file to change the program's name, add information, etc.
Below are 2 lists with program names of Xeoma modules and programs names of Xeoma icons in lower panel

Names of modules

Sources
Universal Camera UniversalCamera
Microphone AudioSource
Screen Capture ScreenCapture
File Reading FileInput
Another Xeoma WebConnectorReceiver
FTP Receiver FTPReceiver
HTTP Receiver HttpReceiver
Filters
Motion Detector MotionDetector
PTZ Tracking PtzTracking
Senstar PTZ Tracking SenstarPtz
Visitors Counter VisitorsCounter
Object Detector ObjectDetector
Scheduler Scheduler
Marking DateMarking
Privacy Masking AreaCensor
Fisheye Dewarping FisheyeUnwraper
Button Switcher ButtonSwitcher
Day Detector NightBlocker
HTTP Switcher HttpSwitcher
HTTP Marking HttpMarking
Sound Detector AudioDetector
Image Rotate ImageTurn
ANPR AutoNumberPlateRecognition
Problems Detector ProblemsDetector
Face Detector FaceDetector
Unitor ImageMerger
Image Resize ImageResize
Image Crop ImageCropping
Detector of abandoned objects AbandonedObjectsDetector
Smoke Detector SmokeDetector
Cross-line Detector CrossLineDetector
Loitering Detector LoiteringDetector
Relay Switch RelaySwitch
Condition Condition
Destinations
Preview Preview
Preview and Archive Preview%2BArchive
Save to File FileOutput
Sending Email Email
SMS Sending SmsSender
Web Server WebconnectorTransmitter
RTSP Broadcasting RtspTranslator
FTP Upload FtpOutput
HTTP upload to other Xeoma HttpOutput
Sound Alarm AlarmSound
Application Runner AppRunner
HTTP Request Sender HttpRequestSender
Pop-up Window (in Client) ClientWindowPopup
ANPR Sender to FTP AnprFtpUploader

Names of icons in lower panel

MainMenu (opens Main menu),
Add (opens the Add Camera menu),
Archive (opens the Archive viewer window),
PTZ (opens the PTZ control),
Snapshot (makes a still shot of the camera image),
Graph (opens the Advanced settings window),
Clear (deletes this chain),
View (opens Layouts menu)

4. You can change Xeoma’s web browser page icons, text font and color in the web.xml text file in the custom folder. You can open and edit it in a text editor. Then save the changes.

Xeoma video surveillance software: customization of web server page

5. You can change background color, modules icons, add splash screen in the skin.xml text file in the custom folder. You can open and edit it in a text editor. Then save the changes.

Xeoma video surveillance software: changing program's colors, module icons, adding splashscreen with the free rebranding utility
Please note that icons might have several states: idle, on cursor hover, and sometimes on press. For example, the Ok button (the tag remark says it’s a pair icon, 70×70 PNG). You need a 70х140 icon picture with one image on top of other in s single png file (upper part for idle state, lower for on cursor hover).

6. After you’ve prepared everything, run the customize.bat file. A console will be shown:

Xeoma VSS customization and rebranding utility: console showing customization progress

7. There will be a log file named customize.log created in the rebrand_bundle folder. Open it to see the information about successfully completed rebranding or customization errors.

Xeoma video surveillance software: rebranding utility log

8. After the console closes and there’s a message about successful customization in the log, you can find the customized new program based on Xeoma in the distrib folder:

Get the rebranded video surveillance software based on Xeoma in the distrib folder

9. Run the new program. In our example, we change the program’s name and logo.

A rebranded video surveillance software with a new logo and name

10. If Xeoma was not launched or activated on this computer before, customized version will look like this:

Xeoma video surveillance software modified with the rebranding utility: unregistered version's intro window

10. If you install your customized Xeoma with a new logo via Main menu > Install > Install, you will get the shortcuts with the new logo as well (except for if you tick the Hidden mode installation, in which case no shortcuts are created at all):

Xeoma video surveillance software modified with the rebranding utility: shortcuts with a new logo

Troubleshooting

Errors as well as messages about success will be saved to the customize.log log file. It will help you troubleshoot any possible customization issues. Mainly, if you’re getting a customization error, make sure that Xeoma on this computer is turned off. Contact us for more help

Please note that the utility only works under 64-bit Windows.

If the distro disappers from the folder after customization is run, try making the path to the utility without spaces in folder names.

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