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This information is for Vicon Tracker 3.9. For up-to-date help, see the latest Tracker documentation.

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Vicon Tracker is a powerful object-tracking solution, providing unrivaled data accuracy for integration into 3D applications. It enables you to use Vicon camera hardware for tracking rigid bodies, accurately streaming 6 Degree of Freedom data in real time with very low latency.

Tracker 3.9 is a point release that includes several new features and enhancements. Details of the new features of Tracker 3.9 are described in Tracker 3.9 new features and functions.

For information on preparing to use the latest version of Tracker, see:

Requirements for Vicon Tracker

Tracker 3.9 is supported under the following operating system:

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 64-bit (this is the Vicon-recommended OS): Compatible with and fully supported. Installation, software operation and required third-party drivers tested.

Although Tracker may install and function under other Microsoft Windows operating systems, this is not officially supported or recommended by Vicon.

Tracker works with data from Vicon systems (including Vicon Vero, Vicon Vantage and MX T-Series cameras and units, and Vicon Bonita cameras). It is also compatible with the Vicon Virtual System, enabling you to integrate it into your software without having to use a camera system.

License servers

If your organization licenses its Vicon product(s) from a server, ensure that the server meets the following criteria:

  • It is unlikely to be powered down.
  • It has a static IP address, so client machines can find it easily and reliably.
  • It is unlikely to have its hardware configuration changed, especially the HDD and NICs.
A pre-existing server in your organization is likely to fulfill the above criteria.

PC requirements

For detailed information on PC requirements, visit the Vicon website FAQs and select Operating systems and PC or contact Vicon Support.

Install Vicon Tracker

Tracker 3.9 automatically installs into its own (Tracker3.9) folder, so your old Tracker installation is unaffected. Any old files that you choose to import into Tracker 3.9 are copied from their original locations, leaving the originals untouched.

The procedure for installing Tracker is the same as that for other Vicon products. 

To install Tracker:

  1. Download and extract the appropriate installation file from the Vicon web site.

  2. Double-click the installation file.
    Before proceeding with installation, Tracker 3 automatically scans for Tracker 2.x files, displays a list of any older files that it finds, and provides an automated system for importing these into Tracker 3. This process copies all the old files and converts the copies, ensuring that original files are not moved, altered, or destroyed.
  3. Follow the instructions on each wizard page, completing the required details.
    The Tracker 3.9 installer enables optional installation of the License Server software for server-based licensing, and the dongle drivers for licenses that are locked to dongles.

For information on the licensing utility (VAULT), see License Vicon Tracker.

If you are prompted to restart your PC, do so as soon as possible.

About Vicon Tracker licensing

Vicon Tracker 3.9 uses Safenet licensing and a built-in licensing utility (the Vicon Automated Unified Licensing Tool – VAULT).

You specify the license server via a dialog box that appears if no license is found or via the Help > Vicon Product Licensing menu option. The server name is stored in the following file under Windows 10:

<InstallationDrive> :\Users\Public\Documents\Vicon\Licensing\TrackerLicInfo#.xml

If you need to view information about licensing while you are using Tracker, on the Help menu, click Vicon Product Licensing.

For detailed instructions on how to use VAULT, see License Vicon Tracker.