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Table of Contents
1
Preface
9
2
Introduction
10
2.1
Installation
10
2.1.1
Prerequisites
11
2.1.2
System requirements
11
2.2
Documentation
12
2.2.1
Additional documentation
12
2.3
Representation of instructions
13
2.4
User type
13
3
Reference
16
3.1
Workspaces
16
3.2
Main window menu items
18
3.3
Toolbars and docking windows
21
3.3.1
Management toolbar (in the main window)
22
3.3.2
Views toolbar (in the main window)
23
3.3.3
Overview window
23
3.3.4
Device Resource window
27
3.4
Software monitor window
28
3.4.1
Shortcut menu in a monitor window
30
3.5
Additional windows in the main window
32
3.5.1
Snapshots window
32
3.5.2
Log Viewer window
33
3.5.3
Configuration window
34
4
Administration
37
4.1
Installation
37
4.2
Starting VIDOS for the first time
38
4.3
Integrating devices in the system
40
4.3.1
Integrating devices via Configuration
40
4.4
Configuring devices using the Properties dialog box
41
4.4.1
General tab
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Device tab
42
4.4.3
Controller tab
43
4.4.4
Status tab
48
4.4.5
Scheduler tab
48
4.4.6
Manage Recordings tab
48
4.4.7
Example: Integrating the Bosch IntuiKey digital control panel
48
4.5
Site maps
50
4.5.1
Adding a site map
51
4.5.2
Adding a monitor array
51
4.5.3
Deleting a site map
52
4.6
Workspaces
53
4.6.1
Creating a workspace
53
4.6.2
Deleting a workspace
54
4.7
Sites
55
4.7.1
Creating a site
56
4.8
Presets
57
4.8.1
Defining the number of preset defaults
57
4.8.2
Setting a preset
58
4.8.3
Opening a preset
59
4.8.4
Deleting a preset
59
4.9
Salvos
60
4.9.1
Creating a salvo
60
4.9.2
Editing a salvo
62
4.9.3
Deleting a salvo
63
4.9.4
Connecting a salvo
63
4.9.5
Stopping a salvo
64
4.10
Alarm management
65
4.10.1
Creating a trigger
65
4.10.2
Editing a trigger
66
4.10.3
Creating an alarm scenario
67
4.10.4
Editing an alarm scenario
68
4.10.5
Deleting an alarm scenario
69
4.10.6
Suspending alarm processing
69
4.11
Global settings
70
4.12
User administration
72
4.12.1
Creating a user group
72
4.12.2
Editing a user group
74
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4.12.3
Deleting a user group
75
4.12.4
Creating a user
75
4.12.5
Editing users
76
4.12.6
Deleting users
77
4.12.7
Changing users
77
4.12.8
Example: User with limited rights
78
4.13
License management
80
5
Monitoring
81
5.1
Starting the program
81
5.2
Connecting a camera
82
5.2.1
Connecting a camera to a software monitor window
83
5.2.2
Connecting from an existing software monitor window
to a camera
83
5.2.3
Connecting a camera to an external analog monitor
84
5.2.4
Disconnecting a camera
85
5.3
Camera control
86
5.3.1
Panning the camera
86
5.3.2
Tilting the camera
87
5.3.3
Zooming the camera
88
5.3.4
Opening presets
89
5.3.5
Software zoom
89
5.4
Full-screen view
91
5.5
Monitoring with a site map
92
5.5.1
Opening a site map
92
5.5.2
Elements and actions
93
5.6
Automated monitoring
95
5.6.1
Using salvos
95
5.6.2
Working with Alarm Stack
96
5.6.3
Activating an alarm scenario
97
5.7
Changing user
98
5.8
Exiting the program
99
5.9
Changing user/exiting the program
99
6
Recordings and individual images
100
6.1
Recordings
100
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6.1.1
Creating an NVR recording job
101
6.1.2
Stopping NVR recording
102
6.1.3
Deleting an NVR recording job
103
6.1.4
Deleting an existing NVR recording
103
6.1.5
Exporting an NVR recording
104
6.1.6
Starting recording with an alarm trigger
105
6.1.7
Searching/viewing for recordings
105
6.1.8
Backing up local recordings
105
6.2
Instant replay
106
6.3
Snapshots
107
6.3.1
Creating snapshots
107
6.3.2
Viewing snapshots
107
6.3.3
Printing snapshots
108
6.3.4
Exporting snapshots
108
6.3.5
Deleting snapshots
109
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System Maintenance
110
7.1
Logging
110
7.1.1
Configuring logging
110
7.1.2
Viewing logged messages
111
7.2
Firmware update
111
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Alarm Management
112
8.1
The Concept of Alarm Management
112
8.1.1
The Alarm triggers
112
8.1.2
Reacting to alarms
113
8.1.3
Authorizations
114
8.2
Triggers
114
8.2.1
Device triggers
114
8.2.2
VIDOS triggers
115
8.2.3
Setting options of the VIDOS triggers
116
8.3
Alarm scenarios
120
8.3.1
Configuring alarm scenarios
120
8.3.2
Jobs for a scenario
124
8.4
The Alarm Stack pane
129
8.4.1
User-friendly alarm stack
129
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8.4.2
Activating and confirming scenarios
130
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Site Maps
131
9.1
Introduction
131
9.1.1
Concept of site-map-based monitoring
131
9.1.2
Elements, properties and actions
131
9.1.3
General rules
132
9.2
The Site Map Editor
133
9.2.1
The working area
134
9.2.2
Tools toolbar
136
9.2.3
Property Editor pane
141
9.2.4
Changing the size or position of an element
148
9.2.5
Deleting elements
148
9.2.6
Alignment toolbar
148
9.2.7
Standard toolbar
150
9.2.8
Overview pane
151
9.3
Tips and tricks
152
9.3.1
Connecting the camera and the monitor window
152
9.3.2
Setting up hot spots
153
10
Troubleshooting
155
11
FAQ – frequently asked questions
156
Glossary
159
Index
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Preface
This documentation is intended for persons who will install,
administer or use VIDOS. Knowledge of video technology and
networks is required.
Conventions
Meaning of the safety sign components:
CAUTION!
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation.
If not avoided, this may result in damage to property or risk of
damage to the unit.
Cautionary messages should be heeded to help you avoid data
loss or damaging the system.
NOTICE!
This symbol indicates information or a company policy that
relates directly or indirectly to the safety of personnel or
protection of property.
Terms that you can find in the program, for example menu
options or commands, are written in bold.
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Introduction
Video data is recorded in many different places and
transformed to digital data. Video and audio data can be
present as digital recordings. A local TCP/IP network enables
the user to access this video data anywhere.
VIDOS makes all this data available at a central location – the
PC monitor.
The VIDOS program offers the following:
2.1
–
Recording and display of digital video and audio data
–
User-specific display with corresponding access options
–
Creation of virtual camera tours
–
Monitoring based on interactive site maps
–
Comprehensive, centralized alarm management
Installation
VIDOS is part of the VIDOS Pro Suite software package. VIDOS
can be installed as a stand-alone program on a PC. However,
VIDOS can also be installed as a client working together with
VIDOS Server or VRM Server.
The program CD provides demo versions of all components in
VIDOS Pro Suite. Additional information can be found in the
Quick Installation Guide.
The following programs and components will be installed by the
VIDOS installation package:
–
VIDOS (as client or stand-alone)
–
Configuration Manager
–
Archive Player
The license determines whether VIDOS operates as a standalone program on a PC or as a client in conjunction with a
server. If you have the appropriate licenses, you can switch
between the two modes at any time.
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Prerequisites
This documentation assumes the following: an appropriate
CCTV system has been installed and is ready for operation; the
installation of cameras and peripheral devices and the
configuration of the network have been performed by qualified
personnel; system requirements, such as weather protection,
vandalism countermeasures or independent power supply, have
already been taken into account during project planning.
2.1.2
System requirements
To install programs from the VIDOS Pro Suite CD, the following
requirements must be met:
Operating system
Windows XP Home/Windows XP
Professional, Windows Vista, Windows
Server 2003/2008 for VRM Server
CPU
Minimum Pentium IV, 3.0 GHz
RAM
Minimum 256 MB
Graphics card
NVIDIA GeForce 6600NVIDIA Quadro FX
1400ATI RADEON X600/X800
or better
Network adapter
100 MBit
Sound card
Recommended
Software
DirectX 9.0c
Hard disk space
Depends on the programs that are
(for installation)
installed
CD/DVD burner for exporting to CD/DVD
(Archive Player)
Additional information about the requirements for each
individual program can be found in the relevant documentation.
Note:
Do not install any of the VIDOS Pro Suite programs on a PC on
which VIDOS-NVR, VIDOS Server or VRM Server are installed.
Typically, only one installation package is installed on each PC.
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Documentation
This documentation describes:
–
setup and administration of VIDOS
–
use of the configured program by personnel without
administrative privileges
2.2.1
Additional documentation
After you have installed VIDOS, this documentation will also be
available to you as an online Help in the program. You will also
find additional PDF documentation on the product CD.
Depending on the configuration of your VIDOS system, please
refer to the following documentation:
Configuration Manager
This configuration program is part
of every VIDOS installation.
Archive Player
You will need to purchase licenses
VRM Server
for these components of
VIDOS Monitor Wall
VIDOS Pro Suite according to your
VIDOS IntuiKey
requirements. Each program is
Viewer
covered by separate
documentation.
Camera documentation
Separate documentation is
provided by the manufacturer for
each camera.
VideoJet, VIP etc.
Separate documentation is
NVR
provided by Bosch for each unit.
These documents will explain
typical settings for the devices.
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Representation of instructions
All instructions are formulated in the same manner, making
them easy to recognize. The uniform layout and description
method facilitates understanding:
At the beginning of each instruction, there is a table with basic
information answering the following questions:
–
What kind of task is it?
–
Who performs the task or for whom is the description
relevant (see Section 2.4 User type)?
–
Which process is described?
–
What are the prerequisites for the operation?
This is followed by a numbered list of the steps for the
operation in the correct sequence. Each process description
concludes with a statement of the result.
2.4
User type
The VIDOS program is used by various people with very
different responsibilities. Not every task and instruction is
relevant for each user. This documentation therefore
distinguishes between four types of users.
Note:
The same person may match more than one of these user types.
With the exception of the administrator, the user types shown
here are not predefined in the program.
Each task is associated with a user type.
Administrator
The responsibilities of this role include:
–
System setup and integration of devices
–
Creation of work areas and site maps
–
Configuration of alarm triggers and definition of the
actions to be taken in case of an alarm
–
Definition of virtual camera tours (salvos) and camera
positions
–
User administration (passwords and access rights)
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License management
–
Data backup
Information can be found in Section 4 Administration, in
Section 6 Recordings and individual images and in
Section 11 FAQ – frequently asked questions.
Security personnel
Their tasks are:
–
Live viewing of video data (monitoring)
–
Selecting various views
–
Reacting to alarms
–
Creating snapshots and initialization of recordings
Note:
The documentation refers to security personnel, because
monitoring functions are typically performed by persons in such
a role. However, due to the many options for the use of digital
video technology, other groups of persons can be assigned to
this user type (such as nursing personnel and physicians, traffic
controllers, production assistants etc.). This essentially applies
to people who work with the output from VIDOS.
Information can be found in Section 5 Monitoring, in
Section 6 Recordings and individual images and in
Section 11 FAQ – frequently asked questions.
Persons responsible for retrieval and data analysis
Their tasks are:
–
Accessing saved recordings in order to secure evidence,
identify persons or objects after an event, relieve staff etc.
–
Backing up recordings
–
Analyzing of events
Information can be found in Section 6 Recordings and individual
images, and access to logging data is covered in
Section 7 System Maintenance.
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Technicians
Their tasks are:
–
Ensuring the operational capability of the system
–
Troubleshooting, primarily of hardware and software
configurations
For more information about troubleshooting and access to the
logging data, see Section 7 System Maintenance and
Section 7 System Maintenance.
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Reference
This chapter is intended as a reference guide. It provides
information for orientation in the program's user interface.
3.1
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Management toolbar
2
Device Resource pane
3
Overview pane: System / Cameras tab
4
Views toolbar
5
Software Monitor Window
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Workspaces: monitor windows and site maps are
displayed here.
7
Alarm Stack pane
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Main window menu items
File
Change User
Logs the current user off and logs a
new user on (see
Section 4.12.7 Changing users).
Logoff
Allows you to change the user or to
exit the program.
Lock Screen
Locks the screen for further
entries.
Note:
To unlock the screen, press ESC,
and then type the password.
Export Site Maps...
Allows you to export site maps.
Exit
Exits VIDOS.
View
Full-Screen Mode
The screen display switches to full-
(F11)
screen mode. Press ESC to exit fullscreen mode (see Section 5.4 Fullscreen view).
Snapshots...
Displays a window with an overview
of the existing snapshots (see
Section 6.1 Recordings).
Log Viewer...
Displays a window for viewing
logged messages (see
Section 7.1 Logging).
Refresh
Updates the appearance of the
(F5)
screen.
All video connections will be closed
and re-established.
Docking Windows
Shows or hides dockable windows
(seeSection 3.3 Toolbars and
docking windows).
System
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Displays the configuration (see
Section 3.5.3 Configuration
window).
Configuration
Starts Configuration Manager. This
Manager...
program is documented separately.
Recordings
Archive Player...
Starts Archive Player.
For further information, see the
separate documentation for Archive
Player.
Window
(This menu refers to monitor windows and site maps)
Create New Monitor
Creates a new software monitor
window on the workspace (see
Section 5.2.2 Connecting from an
existing software monitor window to
a camera).
Create New Monitor
Creates a new software monitor
Array
array on the workspace (see
Section 5.2.2 Connecting from an
existing software monitor window to
a camera).
A dialog is displayed requesting the
dimensions (rows and columns) of
the array. A new monitor array will
be saved as a site map (see
Section 4.5 Site maps).
Cascade
All open monitor windows and site
maps will be arranged overlapping
in a cascading manner.
Tile
All open monitor windows and site
maps will be arranged adjacent to
one another.
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<currently open monitor
All open monitor windows will be
windows>
listed; a window can be made
active by clicking the corresponding
list entry.
Help
Online Help...
Displays online Help.
About...
Information on the logged in user,
server connection (if relevant) and
the software version will be
displayed.
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Toolbars and docking windows
The VIDOS user interface includes dockable windows and
toolbars. Dockable windows and toolbars can be arranged as
required.
The menu View > Docking Windows allows you to hide or show
these windows and toolbars. If all docking windows are closed,
the monitor windows and site maps remain visible in the
interface.
Alarm Stack
Window that displays all alarms that are
configured for replay in the alarm stack
(see Section 4.10 Alarm management).
Device
This window is used to get a quick overview
Resource
of the resources available from a video
transmitter that is connected to the active
monitor window. Data in this window is for
information purposes only and cannot be
edited here (see Section 3.3.4 Device
Resource window).
Overview
This window has two tabs:
System tab
The tree structure (system tree) includes:
–
all devices (see Section 4.4 Configuring
devices using the Properties dialog box)
–
workspaces (see
Section 4.6 Workspaces)
–
site maps (see Section 4.5 Site maps)
–
sites (see Section 4.7 Sites).
Cameras tab
Cameras that are connected are
represented by preview images from the
location, provided that the preview
function is supported by the encoder (see
Section Cameras tab).
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Management
Toolbar with different buttons (see
Section 3.3.1 Management toolbar (in the
main window)).
Views
Toolbar with different views (see
Section 3.3.2 Views toolbar (in the main
window)).
3.3.1
Management toolbar (in the main window)
Exit
Exits VIDOS.
Change User
Logs off the current user and logs on a new user (see
Section 4.12.7 Changing users).
Configuration
Displays the configuration (see
Section 3.5.3 Configuration window).
Archive Player
Starts Archive Player.
For further information, see the separate
documentation for Archive Player.
Snapshots
Displays a window with an overview of the existing
snapshots (see Section 6.1 Recordings).
Log Viewer
Displays a window for viewing logged messages (see
Section 7.1 Logging).
Configuration Manager
Starts Configuration Manager.
This program is documented separately.
Full-Screen Mode
The screen display switches to full-screen mode. Press
ESC to exit full-screen mode.
(see Section 5.4 Full-screen view).
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Views toolbar (in the main window)
View 1x1
Opens a single monitor window in the workspace.
View 2x2
Opens a 2 x 2 array of four monitor windows in the
workspace.
View 3x3
Opens a 3 x 3 array of nine monitor windows in the
workspace.
View Custom
Shows the view assigned as the starting workspace for
the user currently logged in.
3.3.3
Overview window
The dockable window Overview has two tabs that support
different means of access to the system.
System tab
System Tree
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The system tree is the representation of the entire VIDOS
system in a node or tree view on the left side of the screen.
All elements are listed under two main entry nodes - Resources
and Sites.
The system tree allows direct access to elements of VIDOS
(such as workspaces, cameras, relays and site maps). For
example, you can edit the properties of elements, switch relays
and organize individual elements using the drag-and-drop
function.
To expand the folder structure:
1.
Click the plus sign next to Devices to see the subentries.
All the devices that have been added to the system are
listed under the Devices folder.
2.
Click the plus sign next to a device to see the subentries
for this device.
The system makes various resources available, the status of
which can change during operation.
General overview:
Devices
(VideoJet, NVR etc.)
Show in Web Browser
Opens the Web browser and
displays the device.
Properties
Section 4.4 Configuring devices
using the Properties dialog box
Camera
All available cameras are displayed.
Connect to Local
Section 5.2.1 Connecting a camera
Monitor
to a software monitor window
Archive Player
Starts Archive Player
Properties
Section 4.4 Configuring devices
using the Properties dialog box
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Video stream
(MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, JPEG)
Depending on the device type and configuration, there can be
several data streams available per video input (dual
streaming).
Connect to Local
Section 5.2.1 Connecting a camera
Monitor
to a software monitor window
Properties
Section 4.4 Configuring devices
using the Properties dialog box
Monitors
Hardware monitor window or
VIDOS Monitor Wall
Open
Section 4.5 Site maps
Properties
Section 4.4 Configuring devices
using the Properties dialog box
Alarm input
Properties
Section 4.4 Configuring devices
using the Properties dialog box
Relay
The relay is configured from the Web browser view or with the
Configuration Manager program.
Toggle
Section 5.5.2 Elements and actions
Properties
Section 4.4 Configuring devices
using the Properties dialog box
Workspaces
New Workpace
Section 4.6 Workspaces
Site Maps
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Padlock
The device is password-protected. Device passwords are
assigned in the Web browser view or via the Configuration
Manager program.
You must authenticate yourself in Configuration Manager to
use the device.
Red circle with white X
The device or resource is currently unavailable. Possible
reasons:
–
no connection to the network
–
incorrect connection parameters
–
no power to the device
Cameras tab
The Cameras tab shows only the cameras attached to the
system for connection to a local monitor. For more intuitive
access, a preview image of the location is shown for each
camera if the image preview function is supported by the
encoder:
A connection can be made to a camera of your choice by
dragging the preview image onto the workspace or an existing
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software monitor window. This will cause the Device Resource
docking window with additional information to open.
Note:
The camera view can be set in the configuration in the Global
Settings dialog box, Appearance tab (see Section 4.11 Global
settings).
3.3.4
Device Resource window
This dockable window shows the resources of the device
connected to the active monitor window. If a relay is made
available as a device resource, it can also be switched from this
window by clicking the associated button.
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Software monitor window
Video data is displayed in a software monitor window.
A software monitor window can be embedded in a site map, it
can be displayed in full-screen mode or it can be displayed on
the VIDOS workspace.
1
Time stamp
2
Watermark
3
Camera name
Supplementary information (such as the camera name,
watermarks etc.) can be shown on the image. The display and
position of these overlays depends on the configuration of the
transmitter.
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Other information displayed in the software monitor window:
The selected camera is defective or
there is no camera connected to the
video input.
While establishing a connection, this
message is displayed until the video
signal is available in VIDOS for
decoding.
No camera is connected to the
software monitor window.
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Shortcut menu in a monitor window
The shortcut menu is accessed by right-clicking anywhere in a
monitor window.
Note:
The menu items shown depend on the camera connected, the
configuration and the user authorizations.
Example:
Shortcut menu in a software monitor window.
1
Cameras or salvos (virtual camera tours) can be
connected with or disconnected from the monitor
window.
2
An MPEG stream is selected.
3
Access to recordings from this camera.
4
The camera, image section and window size are
controlled here.
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Seize control
The command Seize control may appear in the shortcut menu. If
this command is selected and you have appropriate
authorization, you can assume exclusive control of a camera.
Other users will then have no influence on the control of this
camera. Authorizations for exclusive control access can only be
assigned in a client/server VIDOS system.
This command is only available with VIDOS Server.
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Additional windows in the main window
This section provides a brief overview of additional windows
that can be opened via the menu items in the main window (see
Section 3.2 Main window menu items) as well as references to
the associated explanations in the documentation.
3.5.1
Snapshots window
To open the Log Viewer window:
X
In VIDOS: On the View menu, click Snapshots....
The window displays snapshots that are produced with VIDOS.
1
Available snapshots
2
Print
3
Export
4
Delete
5
Selected snapshot
See also Section 6.3.2 Viewing snapshots.
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Log Viewer window
To open the Log Viewer window:
X
In VIDOS: On the View menu, click Log Viewer....
The window allows you to display logged messages.
The following table describes the elements that are displayed in
the window:
Date/Time from:/to:
Select the period for which logged
messages are to be displayed.
All
Select this option to display all
messages.
Logging type:
Select the type to use in filtering the
data displayed.
Text to find:
Enter the text a message must
contain in order to be displayed.
Leave this box blank to display
messages with any text content.
Case sensitive
Select this check box if capitalization
is to be taken into consideration
when filtering.
Regular expression
Select this check box if regular
expressions are used in the Text to
find: box.
Wildcard
Select this check box to use the ? and
* characters in the Text to find: box.
Live mode
Select this check box to display
messages live.
Start Search
Click to start the search.
Clear Search Results
Click to clear the search results.
Save Search Results... Click to save the search results.
See also Section 7.1.2 Viewing logged messages.
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The following filter criteria are linked with a logical and.
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Date/Time from:/to:
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Logging type:
–
Text to find:
Messages that meet all three conditions will be displayed.
3.5.3
Configuration window
To open the Configuration window:
X
In VIDOS: On the System menu, click Configuration....
The window provides access to key system settings and
resources. Some of these settings can also be made from other
windows. Devices are configured via the Configuration Manager
program or from the Web browser view.
The following table describes the elements that appear in the
menu:
File
Close
Closes the Configuration window.
Edit
New
Creates a new element for the
selected resource group, such as a
new user.
Delete Current
Deletes one or more selected
Monitor
resources.
Properties
Opens the Properties dialog for a
selected resource.
Copy
The selected resource will be copied
(only in the shortcut
and inserted as a new resource.
menu for a selected
resource)
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Alarm Processing
If this menu item is activated, no
alarms will be processed until the
Configuration window is closed
again (see Section 4.10.6 Suspending
alarm processing).
Global Settings...
Opens the Global Settings window
(see Section 4.11 Global settings).
Show Sites
Displays the sites in a different pane.
Resources in the configuration
The resources will be sorted by group and displayed in a tree
view.
As in other tree structures, the plus sign before an entry will
reveal further subentries when clicked.
Users
Creates or edits new user and new
user groups (see Section 4.12 User
administration).
Devices
Device properties can be accessed.
Devices that are not supported by
the Configuration Manager can be
added to the system or deleted
manually (see
Section 4.4 Configuring devices using
the Properties dialog box).
Devices, not supported by the
Configuration Manager are
Advantech ADAM-6050 and Bosch
IntuiKey.
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Cameras
Displays cameras that are configured
in the system.
Note:
Right-click a camera, and then click
Assign Numbers.
Numbering the cameras allows you
to control the cameras, for example
via Bosch IntuiKey.
Monitors
Displays monitors that are
configured in the system.
Site maps
Creates or edits site maps (see
Section 4.5 Site maps).
Workspaces
Creates or edits workspaces (see
Section 4.6 Workspaces).
Alarm processing
Creates and edits triggers and alarm
scenarios (see Section 4.10.2 Editing
a trigger and Section 4.10.3 Creating
an alarm scenario).
Salvo
Creates or edits salvos (virtual
camera tours) (see
Section 4.9 Salvos).
The following actions can only be carried out in the
Configuration window
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Creating and editing users and user groups
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Creating and editing VIDOS triggers and alarm scenarios
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Copying site maps, salvos, alarm scenarios etc.
–
Deleting devices, site maps, salvos, alarm scenarios etc.
Note:
Salvos, alarm scenarios and triggers can be added to a site in
the system tree by using the drag-and-drop function. This will
create a link.
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Administration
This chapter describes tasks in the typical sequence in which
they are performed during the installation and setup of a CCTV
system with VIDOS. The table of contents and index can help
you locate the appropriate information required for
modification of a system.
This chapter is intended for persons who configure and manage
the system.
Note:
As an administrator, you should document your work. Creating
and working with site maps in particular can lead to a situation
where, at a later date, settings are no longer easy to
understand. Structure your work in such a way that others
(with appropriate authorization) can find the information they
need.
You may be creating an individually adapted interface that will
be used by personnel not familiar with VIDOS. You should
therefore provide the users with instructions that reflect the
adapted interface.
The following procedures are described in this chapter:
4.1
Installation
VIDOS is part of the VIDOS Pro Suite software package. VIDOS
can be installed as a stand-alone program on a PC. However,
VIDOS can also be installed as a client working together with
VRM Server.
The Quick Installation Guide is included on the program CD.
After the standard installation of VIDOS, you will see three
icons on the desktop - one for VIDOS itself, another for
Configuration Manager and a third for Archive Player.
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The programs can also be started from the VIDOS folder in
the Windows start menu.
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Configuration Manager and Archive Player are only
discussed in general in this documentation. The package
includes separate documentation for each of them.
4.2
Starting VIDOS for the first time
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Procedure: VIDOS will be configured after the program is
started for the first time.
Prerequisites:
The installation has been successfully completed.
Cameras, transmitters and receivers (such as VideoJet) and
possibly other peripherals (such as Bosch IntuiKey or VIDOSNVR) should be in operation.
However, the program can still be started without any of the
respective peripherals being present.
1.
Double-click the VIDOS icon
on the desktop.
or
In Windows, click Start, point to Programs, point to
VIDOS, and then click VIDOS.
Note:
The first time you start the program, you will be informed
that an activation code has not yet been entered.
Therefore, the demo version of the program will be
started. You have 30 days to have the activation code
generated and entered. During this time, the program is
fully functional. For more information about this topic, see
Section 4.13 License management.
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Click OK to confirm this.
After a short time, the VIDOS program interface is
displayed. After the first start, no devices are registered in
the system yet.
For further information about the interface, see
Section 3.1 Workspaces.
Note:
No user logon is required the first time the program starts. As
soon as you have set up users, VIDOS requires a user name and
password to log on after the program starts.
The first time the program is started, you are logged on as
Administrator with all program authorizations.
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Integrating devices in the system
Devices must be integrated into stand-alone systems using the
Configuration Manager program and into VRM Client/server
systems using the VRM Configurator program.
Devices cannot be integrated by the VIDOS configuration.
Exception: Bosch IntuiKey and Advantech ADAM-6050
4.3.1
Integrating devices via Configuration
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Procedure: Bosch IntuiKey and Advantech ADAM-6050 will be
added to the VIDOS system.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Right-click Devices, and then click New.
The Select Object dialog box is displayed.
Note:
Only Bosch IntuiKey and Advantech ADAM-6050 can be
integrated directly within VIDOS.
3.
Select the device.
4.
Click OK.
The Create New... dialog box is displayed.
5.
Type a name for the device, and a description if necessary.
Note:
The Device tab contains further information, for example
the IP address.
6.
Click OK.
Note:
The selected device will be available in the system from
now on. The device, including all associated resources, will
be shown in the VIDOS system tree (see
Section 3.3.3 Overview window).
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Configuring devices using the Properties
dialog box
This section provides insight into the configuration of devices
with VIDOS. Each entry under the Devices folder of the system
tree has its own Properties dialog box. The content is specific
to each device.
The Properties dialog box contains the following tabs:
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General tab
–
Device tab
–
Controller tab (only for cameras)
Note:
For transmitters, receivers and VIDOS-NVR, there are other
options available for configuration if the Configuration Manager
program or the Web browser view are used for the particular
device. Additional information will be found in the separate
documentation for Configuration Manager or in the manuals for
the particular devices.
4.4.1
General tab
To display the General tab:
1.
In the system tree, double-click the Resources folder, and
then double-click the Devices folder.
2.
Right-click the required device folder, and then click
Properties.
This tab is used to assign unique names to resources (devices,
cameras, inputs, encoders etc.). Useful names for cameras
include location information (for example Entry Area). Useful
names for encoders indicate the quality of the video data (for
example HiQuality).
If several devices of the same type are used in the system, it is
necessary to differentiate them by assigning different names.
Type:
Shows to which device type the device belongs.
Description:
Additional information, such as the assignment of the device,
can be entered here.
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Device tab
To display the Device tab:
1.
In the system tree, double-click the Resources folder, and
then double-click the Devices folder.
2.
Right-click the required device folder, and then click
Properties.
This tab is for device properties of encoders, decoders and
peripherals such as Bosch IntuiKey and VIDOS-NVR. It provides
quick access to selected settings.
IP address:
Displays the IP address of the device. The IP address cannot be
changed in this dialog box. Use Configuration Manager to
change the IP address.
Use TCP Data Tunnelling
If a firewall is active on your PC, it may be necessary to transmit
video data to your PC by using tunneling.
The setting cannot be changed in this dialog box. Use
Configuration Manager to change the setting.
HTTP port:
Displays the HTTP port if data tunneling is selected.
The setting cannot be changed in this dialog box. Use
Configuration Manager to change the setting, for example if a
proxy server is used, it may be necessary to select a different
port.
Watermarking
Select this check box to embed a watermark in the data stream.
A watermark is used to identify falsifications of video data.
Watermarks are displayed as a green or red (MPEG-2) or
(MPEG-4).
Connection Type:
In most cases, devices are connected to the system at all times.
Select Dial-Up if the device is one which is connected only
some of the time and is therefore dialed up.
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Interfaces
All interfaces provided by the device are shown here.
Depending on the device, this includes cameras, digital inputs,
alarm triggers, relays etc.
Note:
–
–
Click the column header to sort the list by that criterion.
Double-click an entry to display the Properties dialog box
for the particular interface.
4.4.3
Controller tab
To display the Controller tab:
1.
In the system tree, double-click the Resources folder, and
then double-click the Devices folder.
2.
3.
Double-click the camera folder.
Right-click the required camera
, and then
click Properties.
Note:
You can configure settings that can also be modified in the Web
browser view here. Please ensure that the Web browser view
and the Properties dialog box are not open at the same time
Configuring a camera controller:
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Procedure:
A controllable camera will be configured.
Prerequisites:
A controllable camera is connected.
1.
Right-click the camera in the system tree, and then click
Properties.
The Properties dialog box is displayed.
2.
Click the Controller tab.
3.
Click
adjacent to the Camera controller: box.
The Select Peripheral Device dialog box is displayed. In
the Select Peripheral Device dialog box, all supported
camera controllers are displayed on the left side.
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Select the appropriate controller for the camera type.
The General tab displays data on the connection
(interface, data rate etc.) for the selected controller.
The lower part of the General tab provides the option to
make other settings that are typical for the particular
camera. The available options depend on the controller;
not all of them are always provided.
5.
Click OK.
Now the camera can be controlled in VIDOS using the
mouse.
Information on controller properties:
cameraAdress
<Number>
If multiple cameras are connected to
a device in series, the address for
each camera is to be entered here
(i.e. the position in the sequence).
Otherwise, type 0 (zero).
preferBuiltInPresets
On
Presets already saved in the camera
are retained.
showDomeControl
On
A window for the camera controller
(tilt, pan, focus, aperture) will be
shown (see Section Enabling
showDomeControl).
showFocusIrisControl
On
A window for controlling the focus
and aperture will be shown (see
Section Enabling
showFocusIrisControl).
showPresetControl
On
A window with presets will be shown
(see Section Enabling
showPresetControl).
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Windows for the camera controller, control of focus and
aperture and presets
These windows are only displayed if, in addition to enabling the
particular entry in the controller properties, the Remote
Control option in the shortcut menu of the monitor window is
enabled. This also applies for monitor windows that are
associated with a site map.
The options for camera control described here are available for
the particular camera, regardless of the authorizations of the
current user. Users can therefore be enabled for controlling
individual cameras. This window is only shown if the monitor
window to which the camera is linked is active.
Enabling showDomeControl
This window allows you to control the camera position, zoom,
focus and aperture.
1
The potential viewing range of the camera.
2
Area currently in the camera view.
3
Camera coordinates
4
Adjustment of the focus and aperture (iris) of the
camera.
Note:
The figure above is only an example. Windows may have a
different appearance for the various cameras.
A small white rectangle indicates the area currently comprising
the camera view. A large rectangle shows the range that can be
viewed by the camera.
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Move the small rectangle. The camera position changes
accordingly.
–
Use the pointer to drag a corner of the rectangle. The zoom
setting changes.
Note:
The camera can also be controlled using the arrow keys on
the PC keyboard. The shortcut menu in this window
enables you to make more precise keyboard control
settings.
The information in this window is also updated if the camera is
controlled by another means (pointer in the monitor window,
external control panel etc.).
Enabling showFocusIrisControl
This window allows you to control the focus and aperture (iris).
Note:
The figure above is only an example. Windows may have a
different appearance for the various cameras.
To change focus and aperture:
1.
Click one of the magnifying glass icons to change the focus
accordingly.
2.
Click one of the aperture icons to open or close the
aperture.
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Enabling showPresetControl
This window allows you to view, set and delete hardware
presets.
Note:
The figure above is only an example. Windows may have a
different appearance for the various cameras.
1.
Click a preset. The camera moves to this position.
2.
Move the camera to a required position and click the New
icon
. The current camera position is saved as a preset.
The Set Camera Preset dialog box is displayed. For further
information, see Section 4.8.2 Setting a preset.
3.
Right-click a preset and select Delete Current Monitor.
The preset is no longer available.
4.
Click
, to minimize or maximize the window
automatically.
Default stream source
Transmitters may sometimes have more than one video stream
available per video input. Select the default source. This is the
video stream that is shown by default if the camera is
connected to a monitor window. Video streams are configured
via the Configuration Manager program or the Web browser
view. Various streams are used to satisfy different requirements
for image quality taking the transmission rate (bandwidth) into
account.
Video input
For VideoJet 400, select the video input to be connected. This
option is not available for other devices.
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Status tab
This tab is displayed in the Properties dialog box for an NVR.
Active Recordings
Displays all currently active recordings.
Click the column header to sort the list by that criterion.
CPU Load: etc.
Information on the load, available capacity and transmission
rate of the NVR is displayed here.
Stop Recording
Click to stop the recording previously selected in the list (see
Section 6.1.2 Stopping NVR recording).
4.4.5
Scheduler tab
This tab is displayed in the Properties dialog box for an NVR.
Active Recordings
Displays all currently active recordings on the NVR. This tab
enables you to schedule new recording jobs (see
Section 6.1.1 Creating an NVR recording job).
Recording jobs can also be deleted here (see
Section 6.1.4 Deleting an existing NVR recording).
4.4.6
Manage Recordings tab
This tab is displayed in the Properties dialog box for an NVR.
Active Recordings
Displays all currently active recordings on the NVR. This tab
enables you to export recordings or segments of recordings
(see Section 6.1.1 Creating an NVR recording job).
4.4.7
Example: Integrating the Bosch IntuiKey digital
control panel
VIDOS can be operated using a control panel made especially
for this purpose.
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Procedure:
A Bosch IntuiKey digital control panel will be added to the
system as a control unit.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Right-click Devices, and then click New.
The Select Object dialog box is displayed.
Note:
Only Bosch IntuiKey and Advantech ADAM-6050 can be
integrated directly within VIDOS.
3.
4.
Select Bosch IntuiKey.
Click OK.
The Create new Bosch IntuiKeys dialog box is displayed.
This dialog box corresponds to the Properties dialog for
the device.
5.
Assign a unique name to the control panel.
6.
In the Description: box, type a description.
7.
Select the Device tab.
8.
Select the Receive commands from keyboard check box.
9.
Select the COM interface used to connect the control
panel to the PC.
10. Click OK.
The Bosch IntuiKey console panel is integrated in the system
and can be used for control.
Note:
–
To control VIDOS with the digital BOSCH IntuiKey control
panel, you will need a corresponding license.
–
For further information about Bosch IntuiKey with VIDOS,
see the separate documentation for Bosch IntuiKey and
the Quick Installation Guide VIDOS.
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Site maps
This chapter only explains the concept for site maps. For
further information about site maps, see Section 9 Site Maps.
Site maps facilitate intuitive operation of VIDOS, since the
resources and functions of the system are depicted against the
background of the actual location. They enable you to create
custom user interfaces that make it easier to understand how
to use the system.
A site map is saved as a workspace (see
Section 4.6 Workspaces). This workspace is assigned to a user
group as the startup workspace (see Section 4.12.2 Editing a
user group).
When a user from this group logs in, he or she will immediately
see a sketch of the area to monitor. Site maps contain
background graphics and graphic elements. Site maps have
monitor windows, cameras, relays, salvos and other elements
placed on them. Site maps are connected via hyperlinks to form
complex systems.
A monitor array is a special case of an array composed of
multiple software monitor windows. Monitor arrays are located
in the system tree under Site Maps. An array can also be
included in site maps and activated from within a site map.
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Adding a site map
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Procedure:
Individual site maps will be added to the system.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
Right-click Site Maps in the system tree, and then click
New Site Map.
This command inserts a new site map under Site Maps.
2.
Right-click the new site map, and then click Properties.
3.
Assign a unique name to the site map.
4.
In the Description: box, type a description.
5.
In the Number: box, enter a number if control is activated
using a Bosch IntuiKey digital control panel.
6.
Click OK.
A new site map is available for you to edit.
Note:
For an introduction to working with finished site maps, see
Section 5.5 Monitoring with a site map.
4.5.2
Adding a monitor array
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Procedure:
A monitor array will be added to the system.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the Window menu, click Create New Monitor Array.
The New Monitor Array dialog box is displayed.
2.
Enter the number of rows and columns for the monitor
array.
3.
Click OK.
A monitor array is created; this can be opened like any site
map and saved as a workspace.
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Deleting a site map
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Procedure:
A site map will be deleted.
Prerequisites:
Site maps already exist in the system.
1.
Open the Configuration window.
2.
Click Site Maps.
3.
Right-click the site map you want to delete, and then click
4.
Click OK.
All site maps are displayed in the right pane of the window.
Delete Current Monitor.
The site map is no longer available.
Note:
Deleted site maps cannot be restored.
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Workspaces
A workspace corresponds to a site map and the associated view
(full-screen view or program interface). The user can access
additional site maps from the startup workspace if necessary.
Users can leave the startup workspace if they have appropriate
authorizations.
Note:
A monitor array (see Section 4.5.2 Adding a monitor array)
corresponds to a site map and can be saved as a workspace.
Individual monitor windows cannot be saved as a workspace.
Individual monitor windows and the corresponding connections
are saved if they are included in a site map.
4.6.1
Creating a workspace
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Procedure:
Workspaces will be created and added to the system.
Prerequisites:
You have created and saved site maps and/or monitor arrays.
1.
Right-click Workspaces in the system tree, and then click
New Workpace.
This command inserts a new workspace under
Workspaces.
2.
Right-click the new workspace, and then click Properties.
3.
Assign a unique name to the workspace.
4.
In the Description: box, type a description.
5.
Click OK.
6.
In the system tree under Site Maps, double-click the
subfolder (a site map or monitor array) that is to be the
basis for the workspace.
The associated window is displayed.
7.
Right-click the workspace, and then click Save.
8.
Close all the windows displayed on the screen.
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Right-click the newly created workspace, and then click
Open. Check whether it corresponds to your expectations.
The workspace can be assigned to a user group as the
startup workspace.
Note:
–
The Configuration window also allows you to create
workspaces. An additional command allows you to
duplicate workspaces.
–
See also Section 4.12.8 Example: User with limited rights). It
describes how a workspace is saved in full-screen mode.
4.6.2
Deleting a workspace
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Procedure:
A workspace will be deleted.
Prerequisites:
Workspaces have been created and saved.
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
2.
Click Workspaces.
The Configuration window is displayed.
All workspaces are displayed in the right pane of the
window.
3.
Right-click the workspace you want to delete, and then
4.
Click OK.
click Delete Current Monitor.
The workspace is no longer available.
Note:
Deleted workspace cannot be restored.
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Sites
The Sites folder is found in the system tree. Subfolders, each of
which represents a site, can be created here. Use this
opportunity to create organized overviews of devices and
resources.
As soon as there are subfolders in Sites, and cameras are
placed in these subfolders, the commands pertaining to a
monitor window change when a user right-clicks anywhere in a
monitor window. Instead of Connect, the shortcut menu will
show Sites. Only cameras assigned to a site are still available.
The user can no longer access all other cameras by rightclicking in a monitor window.
If there are a large number of cameras connected, you can use
this feature to reduce the number of cameras shown in a
monitor window.
Moreover, sites can be used specifically to ensure that users
are given access only to certain cameras and encoders. Assign
the Connect menu authorization to these users.
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Creating a site
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Procedure:
A new site will be created, and cameras and resources will be
organized.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
Right-click Sites, and then click New Folder....
The New Folder dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type a name for the new folder.
Each folder created under Sites will be displayed as a
subfolder.
Note:
If required, for example to facilitate administration, add
new subfolders to each subfolder.
3.
Drag cameras or other resources from the Resources
folder to a site.
Note:
Cameras that are dragged from the Resources folder to a
site are copied, not moved.
Cameras that are dragged within the Sites folder are
moved.
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Presets
Controllable cameras can have a number of predefined
positions saved. These pre-defined positions are also called
presets.
Presets can be part of a salvo (see Section 4.9 Salvos).
For cameras with a number of factory-defined presets, you can
determine how many of these default presets are to be applied
in VIDOS.
To define and use presets:
X
Right-click anywhere in a monitor window, and then click
Go to preset, Set preset... or Remove preset.
4.8.1
Defining the number of preset defaults
Administrator
Procedure:
Define the number of default presets for a camera to be
applied.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Click the Peripherals tab.
3.
Enter the number of default presets.
When adding a camera to the system, this number of
default presets is created. Indicate how many of the
factory default presets for a camera are to be used by
VIDOS. Additional presets can be created until the total
number of presets supported by the camera is reached. In
this process, the default presets will only be overwritten if
you save new positions explicitly at their place.
4.
Click OK.
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Setting a preset
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Procedure:
A preset will be defined for a controllable camera.
Prerequisites:
A controllable camera is connected with a monitor window.
1.
Move the camera to the required position (see
2.
Zoom the image in or out as necessary.
3.
Right-click anywhere in the monitor window, and then click
Section 5.3 Camera control).
Set preset....
The Set Camera Preset dialog box is displayed.
4.
Assign a unique name to the workspace.
5.
In the Description: box, type a description.
6.
VIDOS automatically increments the numbers of the
positions.
If you want to overwrite an existing preset, select the
number of this position. When attempting to save, you will
be prompted to confirm the process.
7.
Click OK.
The new position has been saved.
Note:
For additional options for setting presets, see Page 47,
Section Enabling showPresetControl.
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Opening a preset
All users
Procedure:
A preset will be called up.
Prerequisites:
A controllable camera is connected with a monitor window.
Presets have been saved for this camera.
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
X
Right-click anywhere in the monitor window, point to Go to
preset, and then click the required position.
The camera moves to the saved preset.
Note:
For additional options for calling up presets, see Page 47,
Section Enabling showPresetControl.
4.8.4
Deleting a preset
Administrator
Procedure:
A preset will be deleted.
Prerequisites:
A controllable camera is connected with a monitor window.
Presets have been saved for this camera.
1.
Right-click anywhere in the monitor window, point to
Remove preset, and then click the required position.
2.
Confirm that you want to delete the position.
The preset is no longer available.
Note:
If the deleted position was part of a salvo, the salvo step itself
is retained. However, the camera will no longer move to this
preset. It can be panned freely in this step.
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Salvos
A salvo is a virtual inspection tour. Data from multiple cameras
or presets are shown in a defined sequence. Salvos can be
connected to software and hardware monitor windows. Salvos
automate monitoring.
A salvo can offer multiple outputs. Each output is connected
with a separate monitor window.
Salvos can be dragged into a site folder from the Configuration
window.
4.9.1
Creating a salvo
Administrator
Procedure:
A new salvo will be created.
Prerequisites:
Several cameras or at least one controllable camera are
connected to the system.
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Right-click Salvos, and then click New.
The Create new Salvo dialog box is displayed.
3.
Assign a unique name to the salvo.
4.
In the Description: box, type a description.
5.
In the Number: box, enter a number if control is activated
6.
Click the Details tab.
using a Bosch IntuiKey digital control panel.
Each column represents a step in the salvo. A salvo can
have multiple outputs. Each line represents an output,
which can consist of multiple steps.
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Right-click in one of the cells, and then click Connection
Properties....
The Connection Property dialog box is displayed.
8.
Select a camera from the list below the image window.
The data for this camera will be shown in the salvo for this
step.
9.
Select the Use camera presets check box, if necessary.
Note:
This option is only available if a controllable camera is
selected.
10. Click Use existing preset:, and select a preset in the list.
or
Create new preset, to move the camera to a new position.
This position is only available in this step in this salvo.
Note:
If the camera is connected to a VideoJet 400, select the
video input.
11. Click OK.
12. In the Properties dialog box, right-click the cell, and then
click Step Properties....
The Step Properties dialog box is displayed.
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13. Enter the duration for the salvo step, and then click OK.
Note:
The time span for all salvo outputs is identical.
14. In the Properties dialog box, right-click the cell, and then
click Output Properties....
The Salvo output Properties dialog box is displayed.
15. Assign a unique name to the output.
Note:
This name appears in the list if a user wants to show salvos
in a monitor window
16. In the Description: box, type a description.
17. Click OK.
A new salvo will be shown in the Configuration window.
The salvo can be connected to a monitor window.
To insert/remove steps or outputs:
X
Right-click anywhere in the Properties dialog box, and
then click the command.
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Insert Step / Insert Output: Adds steps (columns) or
outputs (rows).
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Remove Step / Remove Output: Deletes steps
(columns) or outputs (rows).
4.9.2
Editing a salvo
Administrator
Procedure:
A salvo will be edited.
Prerequisites:
A salvo has been created.
Several cameras, or at least one controllable camera, are
connected to the system.
For controllable cameras, presets should already be defined.
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
2.
Click Salvos.
The Configuration window is displayed.
All salvos are displayed in the right pane of the window.
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Right-click a salvo, and then click Properties.
The Properties dialog box is displayed.
4.
Change the settings as required.
5.
Click OK.
Note:
A salvo can be edited while it is actively connected to a monitor
window. The changes come into effect as soon as the
Properties dialog box is closed by clicking OK.
4.9.3
Deleting a salvo
Administrator
Procedure:
A salvo will be deleted.
Prerequisites:
Salvos have been created.
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Click Salvos.
All salvos are displayed in the right pane of the window.
3.
Right-click a salvo, and then click Delete Current Monitor.
4.
Confirm the procedure.
Note:
A deleted salvo cannot be restored.
4.9.4
Connecting a salvo
All users
Procedure:
The output of a salvo will be connected to a monitor window.
Prerequisites:
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
Salvos have been created.
X
Right-click anywhere in a monitor window, point to
Connect Salvo, and then point to a Salvo, and then click
the desired salvo output.
The salvo is displayed in the monitor window.
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Note:
All outputs of the salvo can be shown simultaneously (for
example for test purposes) by dragging the salvo directly from
the Configuration window onto the gray workspace area. A
monitor window opens for each output.
If a salvo is shown in the system tree under the Sites folder, the
salvo can also be dragged onto the gray workspace.
4.9.5
Stopping a salvo
Each salvo output must be terminated separately. A salvo is
terminated only when none of its outputs is actively connected.
To stop active connections to software or hardware monitor
windows:
X
Right-click anywhere in a monitor window, and then click
Disconnect.
Note:
In the case of software monitor windows, closing the window
also stops the salvo output. If a hardware monitor is simply
closed without terminating the connection using the context
menu beforehand, the salvo continues to run on the associated
analog monitor.
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Alarm management
This chapter only explains the basic use and handling of
triggers and alarm scenarios in VIDOS. For further information
about site maps, see Section 8.1 The Concept of Alarm
Management.
Alarm management in VIDOS works with various triggers. These
can be provided by devices integrated with the system (motion
detectors of the transmitter, digital I/O devices etc.). In
addition to these, there are also triggers provided by VIDOS
itself (manual triggers, interval triggers etc.).
With VIDOS, these triggers cannot only be used individually to
set off alarms, they can also be used in any complex logical
combination.
However, alarm management in VIDOS does not only take the
trigger aspect into consideration. Comprehensive custom alarm
scenarios can also be put together and, after triggering, they
can be displayed on an alarm stack. Reactions for particular
alarms are collected in these scenarios; they can consist of a
series of tasks.
4.10.1
Creating a trigger
Administrator
Procedure:
An alarm trigger will be configured and created.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Double-click Alarm processing.
The Triggers and Alarm scenarios subfolders are
displayed.
3.
Double-click Triggers.
The various trigger types are displayed.
4.
Right-click a trigger type, and then click New.
5.
Assign a unique name to the trigger.
6.
In the Description: box, type a description.
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Click the Details tab.
Configure the trigger.
For more information about the trigger setting options, see
Section 8.2.3 Setting options of the VIDOS triggers.
9.
Click OK.
Note:
The trigger can be used in alarm scenarios or site maps.
4.10.2
Editing a trigger
Administrator
Procedure:
An alarm trigger will be configured and created.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Double-click Alarm processing.
The Triggers and Alarm scenarios subfolders are
displayed.
3.
Double-click Triggers.
The various trigger types are displayed.
4.
Click a trigger type. The available triggers of this type are
displayed in the right pane of the window.
5.
Right-click a trigger in the right pane of the window, and
then click Properties.
The Properties dialog box is displayed.
6.
Make the required changes.
For more information about the trigger setting options, see
Section 8.2.3 Setting options of the VIDOS triggers.
7.
Click OK.
Note:
The trigger can be used in alarm scenarios or site maps.
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Creating an alarm scenario
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Procedure:
An alarm scenario will be created
Prerequisites:
Alarm triggers have been configured to meet your
requirements.
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Double-click Alarm processing.
The Triggers and Alarm scenarios subfolders are
displayed.
3.
Right-click Alarm scenarios, and then click New.
4.
Assign a unique name to the alarm scenario.
5.
In the Description: box, type a description.
6.
Click the Details tab.
7.
Configure the alarm scenario.
For more information about the alarm scenario setting
options, see Section 8.3.1 Configuring alarm scenarios and
Section 8.3.2 Jobs for a scenario.
Note:
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If the motion detector of the video transmitter is to be
used as a trigger, it must be enabled on the device.
This can be set in the Web browser view or in
Configuration Manager.
–
Ensure that the alarm stack is integrated in the
workspace or site map used by the affected user.
–
Some tasks, such as shell commands, are not
–
An alarm scenario can execute multiple tasks in
terminated when a scenario ends.
sequence.
8.
Click Test.
The alarm scenario will be initiated for testing purposes.
9.
Click Test again to stop the test.
10. Click OK.
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Note:
An existing alarm scenario can be copied, and the functions of
this copy can be modified to meet other requirements.
4.10.4
Editing an alarm scenario
Administrator
Procedure:
An alarm scenario will be configured.
Prerequisites:
Alarm triggers have been configured to meet your
requirements.
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Double-click Alarm processing.
The Triggers and Alarm scenarios subfolders are
displayed.
3.
Click Alarm scenarios. The available alarm scenarios are
4.
Right-click an alarm scenario in the right pane of the
displayed in the right pane of the window.
window, and then click Properties.
The Properties dialog box is displayed.
5.
Make the required changes.
For more information about the alarm scenario setting
options, see Section 8.3.1 Configuring alarm scenarios and
Section 8.3.2 Jobs for a scenario.
6.
Click Test.
The alarm scenario will be initiated for testing purposes.
7.
Click Test again to stop the test.
8.
Click OK.
The changes to the alarm scenario are now in effect.
Note:
An existing alarm scenario can be copied, and the functions of
this copy can be modified to meet other requirements.
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Deleting an alarm scenario
Administrator
Procedure:
An alarm scenario will be deleted.
Prerequisites:
Alarm scenarios have been created.
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Double-click Alarm processing.
The Triggers and Alarm scenarios subfolders are
displayed.
3.
Click Alarm scenarios. The available alarm scenarios are
displayed in the right pane of the window.
4.
Right-click an alarm scenario in the right pane of the
window, and then click Delete Current Monitor.
5.
Confirm the procedure.
Note:
A deleted alarm scenario cannot be restored.
4.10.6
Suspending alarm processing
Administrator
Procedure:
Alarm processing will be switched off.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
On the System menu, click Alarm Processing.
The processing of alarms is disabled.
Note:
Alarm processing is enabled again when the Configuration
window is closed.
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Global settings
This section describes how to configure settings that affect
VIDOS in general.
Administrator
Procedure:
General system settings will be changed.
Prerequisites:
Knowledge of the system.
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
On the System menu, click Global Settings....
3.
Modify the settings to meet your requirements.
The Global Settings dialog box is displayed.
The following table provides an overview of all the tabs.
Logging
Specify here which data is recorded in the
log files and how long it is retained. In a
working system, debug information and
RCP+ data should not be saved (see
Section 7.1.1 Configuring logging).
Joystick
If a joystick is used for camera control,
camera movements (pan, tilt, zoom) are
assigned to particular joystick actions here.
Peripherals
Define the number of default camera presets
to be applied.
Video
Enable/disable DirectX 9.0.
The update interval for camera preview
images can be defined.
Transparent
Settings can be configured for the COM
Data
interfaces on your PC.
These settings are necessary if cameras are
to be controlled with third-party operating
consoles (such as the Pelco or Ultra
keyboard).
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The mode, and thereby the bandwidth
requirement for transmission of audio data,
is defined here.
Full duplex (always send and receive):
The listening and voice connection to the
location of the active camera is maintained
without any additional keys needing to be
pressed.
Full duplex (Push-To-Talk):
Security personnel will always hear the audio
signals transmitted from the location of the
active camera. To speak to persons on the
other end of the connection, the F12 key or
the corresponding soft key on the Bosch
IntuiKey digital control panel must be held
down.
Half duplex (Push-To-Talk):
Security personnel can only hear the audio
signal transmitted from the other end of the
connection if the F12 key or the
corresponding soft key on the Bosch IntuiKey
digital control panel is not depressed.
Holding down the F12 key enables voice
communication with the other end of the
connection.
Instant Replay
Defines the time span for which instant
replay is enabled.
You can also specify whether the instant
replay sequence is to be shown in a new
window. This is a good idea if, for example,
only a small monitor window is to be shown
on a site map.
Appearance
Defines the appearance of site maps and
camera views, for example camera names
and thumbnails are displayed.
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Click OK.
The global settings in VIDOS are adapted to your
requirements.
4.12
User administration
The following section explains how to set up users and user
groups. A VIDOS user always belongs to a VIDOS user group.
Authorizations and workspaces are assigned to a user group. An
administrator can create, edit or delete user groups and users
at any time.
Note:
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Users and passwords are defined separately for each
network device.
–
If users with severely restricted privileges are to be
created, it is recommended that these users also have only
limited rights when logging in to the Windows operating
system.
4.12.1
Creating a user group
Administrator
Procedure:
A new user group will be created.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
or
On the toolbar, click
.
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Click the plus sign next to Users to see the subentries.
3.
Click User groups.
The admin user group is displayed in the right pane of the
window. This group is already preconfigured and cannot
be deleted. The rights of this group are unlimited and
cannot be edited. However, a workspace can be assigned
to this group.
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Assign a unique name to the user group, for example Night
Shift.
6.
In the Description: box, type a description for the user
group.
7.
8.
Select the Permissions tab.
If necessary, select a workspace in the Startup
Workspace: list to members of a user group. To create
workspaces, see Section 4.6 Workspaces.
9.
In the Permissions: list, select one, several or none of the
following permissions:
Close application
Allows the user to exit VIDOS.
Configuration
Allows the user access to the
Configuration window. This user can edit
users and user groups. Allows the user to
edit devices, site maps, work areas and
salvos.
Connect menu
Allows the user to access to the full
shortcut menu of the monitor window.
This includes authorization to connect
cameras and salvos with monitor
windows using the shortcut menu or to
terminate connections.
However, connections cannot be
established using the drag-and-drop
function.
Exit full-screen
Allows the user to close a full-screen
mode
view. This gives the user (potentially
limited) access to VIDOS.
Modify preset
Allows the user to edit preconfigured
presets.
Recording menu
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If no permission is selected, then users belonging to this
group will only be able to see preconfigured connections.
These users have only access to a limited shortcut menu
from the monitor window (such as snapshot and zoom).
–
Permissions for a user group as well as the startup
workspace can be changed at any time.
–
If the permissions are edited for a user group, they are
changed for all users who belong to the group.
4.12.2
Editing a user group
Administrator
Procedure:
Settings will be changed for all members of a user group.
Prerequisites:
User groups have already been created.
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
or
On the toolbar, click
.
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Click the plus sign next to Users to see the subentries.
3.
Click User groups.
All user groups are displayed in the right pane of the
window.
4.
Right-click a user group, and then click Properties.
A dialog box containing the properties of the user group is
displayed.
5.
Make the required changes.
6.
Click OK.
The settings for all members of the user group are
changed.
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Deleting a user group
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Procedure:
A user group will be deleted.
Prerequisites:
User groups have already been created.
1.
Right-click a user group, and then click Delete Current
Monitor.
2.
Click OK.
The user group has been deleted. The users belonging to
this user group have not been deleted.
Note:
After deleting a user group, check whether you would like to
leave the users that were assigned to the deleted group in the
system. Assign these users to another user group or delete
those which are no longer needed.
4.12.4
Creating a user
Administrator
Procedure:
A new user will be created.
A password will be assigned.
Prerequisites:
User groups have been created.
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
or
On the toolbar, click
.
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Click the plus sign next to Users to see the subentries.
3.
Click Users.
The admin user is displayed in the right pane of the
window. This user is already preconfigured. Membership of
the admin group cannot be changed. A password can be
assigned to the admin user or can be changed.
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Click the New icon
.
Assign a unique name to the user.
This is the logon name for the user in VIDOS. Please note
that the entry is case-sensitive. Enter a description as well.
6.
Click the Details tab.
7.
Type the password in the Password: box. This will be
required to log on to VIDOS. Type the password again in
the Verify password: box.
Note:
Assign passwords to prevent undesired manipulation.
8.
Select a user group from the Member of user group: list.
The user obtains the rights and startup workspace defined
for this user group.
For further information, see Section 4.12.2 Editing a user
group.
4.12.5
Editing users
Administrator
Procedure:
The logon name and password for a user will be changed.
The authorizations and startup workspace for a user will be
changed.
Prerequisites:
User groups and users have been created.
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
or
On the toolbar, click
.
The Configuration window is displayed.
2.
Click the plus sign next to Users to see the subentries.
3.
Click Users.
All users are displayed in the right pane of the window.
4.
Right-click a user, and then click Properties.
A dialog box containing the properties of the user is
displayed.
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Make any necessary changes.
6.
Click OK.
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An entry can be copied and then edited, for example changing
the name.
4.12.6
Deleting users
Administrator
Procedure:
A user will be deleted.
Prerequisites:
Users have already been created.
1.
Right-click a user, and then click Delete Current Monitor.
2.
Click OK.
Note:
The admin user and the user account with which you are logged
on cannot be deleted.
4.12.7
Changing users
Another user can log on to VIDOS without the program being
exited first. This may be necessary, for example, if jobs need to
be performed for which the user currently logged on has
insufficient rights. In this case, the system automatically
demands a new logon.
Example:
You are logged on as observer. The program is running in fullscreen mode. You press the ESC key to exit full-screen mode,
but you do not have authorization for this action. VIDOS will
demand a new logon.
Note:
To determine which user is currently logged on, on the Help
menu, click About....
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Procedure:
Another user will log on while the program is running.
Prerequisites:
A logon name and associated password.
1.
On the File menu, click Change User.
or
On the toolbar, click
.
The Authorization Required dialog box is displayed.
2.
Click Change user.
3.
In the Name: box, type the logon name.
4.
In the Password: box, type the password.
5.
Click OK.
A new user with appropriate authorizations is logged on.
The workspace for the new user is displayed.
Note:
–
The program can be exited at this point. To do this, you
must be authenticated as a user with the right to exit the
program.
–
Prevent the program from being terminated if the power to
the PC is interrupted. Place the input devices and monitor
at a suitable distance from the computer.
4.12.8
Example: User with limited rights
Administrator
Procedure:
A new user with limited rights will be created. This user will
be assigned a workspace in full-screen view.
Prerequisites:
User groups have been created.
1.
Log on to VIDOS as a user with all rights.
2.
Create a new monitor array, for example a monitor array
with 2x2 monitor windows. Do do this, see
Section 4.5.2 Adding a monitor array.
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Press F11. The view switches to full-screen view.
4.
Press ALT+TAB and switch to the VIDOS main window.
5.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
The Configuration window is displayed.
6.
7.
Right-click Workspaces, and then click New.
Assign a descriptive name to the new workspace, for
example Underground Parking. Click OK
8.
9.
Press ALT+TAB and switch to the VIDOS main window.
In the system tree, right-click the workspace just created,
and then click Save.
The full-screen mode is still active in the background and is
saved to the workspace.
10. Press ALT+TAB and switch to the full-screen mode.
11. Close the full-screen view. To do this, press ESC. The
VIDOS main window is displayed.
12. Press ALT+TAB and switch to the Configuration window.
13. Right-click User groups, and then click New.
14. Assign a descriptive name to the user group, for example
Parking Security.
15. Click the Permissions tab. In the Startup Workspace: list,
click the workspace you have just created, for example
Underground Parking.
16. In the Permissions: list, select the Connect menu check
box.
17. Click OK to save this user group.
18. Create a new user and assign this user to the user group
just created (see Section 4.12.4 Creating a user).
19. Log on as the newly created user.
The full-screen view is displayed.
Note:
–
Right-click anywhere in the window to connect the
window with a camera.
–
Press ESC to exit the full-screen view and to log on as
a user with the relevant rights.
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License management
The VIDOS Pro Suite programs are installed as demo versions.
The programs can be used with no restrictions for 30 days. You
can use the following programs after this period without the
need for a license:
–
Configuration Manager
–
Archive Player
–
Viewer with up to 16 cameras
For all other programs, you must purchase a license. Each
license is linked to the PC on which the program is installed
and used. The license management is part of the Configuration
Manager program.
For further information about licensing, see the Quick
Installation Guide VIDOS Pro Suite.
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Monitoring
This chapter is intended for persons who view VIDOS video
data live.
It describes how to use a system that is already configured.
System configuration is the job of an administrator and is
described in Section 4 Administration.
Examples of actions that can be performed in a workspace are
given below. However, the available options are dependent on
the devices that are connected and your authorizations. They
can differ considerably. It is possible that not all the options
described will be available to you.
5.1
Starting the program
Security personnel
Procedure:
The program will be started.
Prerequisites:
A logon name and associated password.
1.
Double-click the VIDOS icon
on the desktop.
or
In Windows, click Start, point to Programs, point to
VIDOS, and then click VIDOS.
The Logon to VIDOS dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type your logon name and password.
Note that the entry is case-sensitive.
VIDOS starts.
Depending on your authorizations and the starting
workspace assigned, you will either see the default VIDOS
user interface or the workspace configured for you.
Note:
For more information about logging on to the program after it
has already been in use, for example after the previous user has
logged off, see Section 5.7 Changing user.
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Connecting a camera
VIDOS provides various options for displaying video data from a
camera:
–
Connecting the camera to a software monitor window (see
Section 3.4 Software monitor window) – the display will be
on the PC monitor.
–
Connecting the camera to a hardware monitor window; the
display will be on the external analog monitor (preview
images from the location will be shown in the hardware
monitor window for orientation purposes if the encoder
supports the preview image function).
–
Connecting the camera to a monitor window for VIDOS
Monitor Wall; the display will be on the large-screen digital
monitors connected to the computer for VIDOS Monitor
Wall. For details on this, refer to the separate VIDOS
Monitor Wall documentation.
Note:
For transmitters with dual streaming capabilities, you can
choose which stream will be displayed for the particular
camera. The names of the available data streams will be defined
in the Properties dialog box. The video streams are listed as
subnodes for the camera in the system tree.
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Connecting a camera to a software monitor
window
All users
Procedure:
Video data from a camera will be displayed in a new software
monitor in the VIDOS workspace.
Prerequisites:
At least one camera is operational.
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
X
Right-click a camera or video stream in the system tree,
and then click Connect to Local Monitor.
A new software monitor window opens. The video data
from the camera is displayed.
5.2.2
Connecting from an existing software monitor
window to a camera
All users
Procedure:
Video data from a camera will be displayed on an open
software monitor in the VIDOS workspace.
Prerequisites:
At least one camera is operational.
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
1.
On the Window menu, click Create New Monitor or
Create New Monitor Array.
A new window opens.
2.
Right-click anywhere in a software monitor window, and
then click Connect.
All available video streams are displayed.
Note:
The Connect command is replaced by Sites if sites are
configured for VIDOS (see Section 4.7 Sites).
3.
Select the required video stream or camera.
The data for the camera are displayed in the active
software monitor window.
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Connecting a camera to an external analog
monitor
All users
Procedure:
A video source will be connected to an analog monitor.
Prerequisites:
At least one hardware receiver is integrated in the system.
1.
In the system tree, right-click the hardware monitor icon
, and then click Open
A hardware monitor window is opened.
2.
Right-click anywhere in the monitor window, and then click
a camera or salvo.
Preview images from the video source are displayed in the
hardware monitor window, and playback of the
corresponding video data will take place on the external
analog monitor.
Note:
The VIDOS workspace shows only a sequence of still images. If
the encoder does not support this, the hardware monitor
window remains empty. In this case, check on the analog
monitor to see whether a connection has been made.
Alternatives for connecting a camera:
–
Drag a camera from the system tree into an open monitor
window or onto the empty workspace.
–
Drag a camera from the Cameras tab (in the system tree)
into an open monitor window or onto the empty
workspace.
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Note:
Salvos (virtual camera tour) can also be connected to a monitor
window.
5.2.4
Disconnecting a camera
All users
Procedure:
The connection to a monitor window will be terminated.
Prerequisites:
None
X
Right-click anywhere in the monitor window for which you
wish to terminate the connection, and then click
Disconnect.
The connection is terminated.
Note:
If you have terminated the connection to a hardware
monitor window, video will no longer be shown on the
analog monitor.
Alternatives for disconnecting a camera:
–
Drag a camera from the system tree into a software or
hardware monitor window. This replaces the old
connection.
–
Close the software monitor window.
Note:
Closing a hardware monitor window does not interrupt the
connection.
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Camera control
Controllable cameras can be controlled in the following
manner:
–
using the PC keyboard and mouse in a monitor window or
via a separate activated control window (see
Section 4.4.3 Controller tab)
5.3.1
–
with a joystick
–
with the Bosch IntuiKey digital control panel
Panning the camera
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Procedure:
The camera will be controlled using the monitor window in
VIDOS.
Prerequisites:
At least one monitor window that is connected to a
controllable camera is displayed in your workspace.
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
1.
Right-click a monitor window that is connected to a
2.
Move the mouse pointer to the right or left edge of the
controllable camera, and then click Pan, Tilt, Zoom.
monitor window. The mouse pointer assumes an arrow
shape.
3.
Click the mouse button for short panning.
Hold the mouse button down for longer panning.
The camera pans.
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Tilting the camera
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Procedure:
The camera will be controlled using the monitor window in
VIDOS.
Prerequisites:
At least one monitor window that is connected to a
controllable camera is displayed in your workspace.
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
1.
Right-click a monitor window that is connected to a
controllable camera, and then click Pan, Tilt, Zoom.
2.
Move the mouse pointer to the top or bottom edge of the
monitor window. The mouse pointer assumes an arrow
shape.
3.
Click the mouse button for short tilting.
Hold down the mouse button for longer tilting.
The camera tilts.
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Zooming the camera
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Procedure:
The camera will be controlled using the monitor window in
VIDOS.
Prerequisites:
At least one monitor window that is connected to a
controllable camera is displayed in your workspace.
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
1.
Right-click a monitor window that is connected to a
2.
Move the mouse pointer to the middle of the monitor
controllable camera, and then click Pan, Tilt, Zoom.
window.
3.
Move the mouse pointer up or down slightly.
The mouse pointer assumes the shape of a magnifying
glass.
If the mouse pointer is a little above the
midpoint of the window, a plus sign (+) is
displayed next to the magnifying glass.
If the mouse pointer is a little below the
midpoint of the window, a minus sign (-) is
displayed next to the magnifying glass.
4.
Click the mouse button for short zooming.
Hold the mouse button down for longer zooming.
The camera zooms (zoom in - magnifying glass with plus
sign, zoom out - magnifying glass with minus sign).
Note:
If you use a mouse with a scroll wheel, the camera can also be
zoomed by turning the wheel.
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Opening presets
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Procedure:
A preset will be called up.
Prerequisites:
At least one monitor window that is connected to a
controllable camera is displayed in your workspace.
There are presets configured.
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
1.
Right-click a monitor window that is connected to a
controllable camera, and then click Go to preset.
A list of all the presets saved for the connected camera is
displayed.
2.
Select the required position.
The camera moves to the saved preset.
5.3.5
Software zoom
Security personnel
Procedure:
The picture display within a software monitor window will be
adjusted.
Prerequisites:
A software monitor window must be displayed in your
workspace.
1.
Right-click anywhere in a software monitor window, and
then click Software Zoom.
2.
Left-click anywhere in the software monitor window.
or
Press the PLUS SIGN (+).
This action zooms in on the video image. Scroll bars are
displayed at the edges of the image.
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Use the scroll bars to see sections of the image that are
not in the display.
or
Right-click anywhere in the software monitor window, and
then click Software Pan. Hold down the left mouse button
and navigate inside the image.
4.
Click the Fit To Window command if necessary.
Adjusts the monitor window to the size required to display
the zoomed image completely.
5.
Hold down SHIFT and click anywhere in the software
monitor window.
or
Press the MINUS SIGN (-).
The displayed image will zoom out again.
Note:
Software Zoom must be activated.
6.
Click the Original Size command.
The image and the software monitor window revert to their
original size.
Note:
The options for navigating within the picture are also available
for non--controllable cameras.
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Full-screen view
Security personnel
Procedure:
You will switch between the full-screen view and the VIDOS
user interface.
Prerequisites:
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
1.
Click anywhere in the window to be viewed in full-screen
mode. The window can be a software monitor window, a
monitor array or a site map.
The window is now selected.
2.
Press F11.
or
On the toolbar, click
.
The selected window is displayed in full-screen mode.
Note:
Press F11 again. The window - displayed in full-screen
mode - moves to the next monitor (only for PC with
multiple monitors).
3.
Press ALT+TAB and select the particular icon to switch
between full-screen mode and the VIDOS program
interface.
4.
To exit full-screen mode, press ESC.
Note:
If your workspace shows only the full-screen mode, it is
possible that you do not have the authorization required to exit
this mode. In this case, you must log on yourself as a user with
appropriate permissions (see Section 4.12.7 Changing users).
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Monitoring with a site map
A site map is a graphical workspace that provides an overview
of the location to be monitored. Graphics are used to indicate
the placement of cameras.
Multiple site maps can be linked with each other. Click the
corresponding graphic elements in order to view the layout for
another part of the building or see a more detailed view, for
example.
Site maps are designed individually. They are never the same. If
you have questions about using a particular site map, please
contact the person who created it.
The main elements of site maps as specified by VIDOS, as well
as the optional actions associated with them, are described
below.
Note:
The representation of cameras or other elements may differ in
form or color in your particular workspace.
5.5.1
Opening a site map
Security personnel
Procedure:
A site map will be opened.
Prerequisites:
At least one site map has been created.
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
1.
Right-click a site map in the system tree, and then click
Open.
The site map is displayed on the VIDOS workspace.
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Alternatives:
–
Drag a site map from the system tree onto the workspace.
–
If a starting workspace has been assigned to you as a user,
logging on to the system is sufficient to open the site map.
5.5.2
Elements and actions
This section describes design elements on site maps. The
following description is based on the defaults for the elements
in VIDOS. Depending on the design of the site map, these
elements may also be displayed in other colors.
Icon and description
Actions possible
Camera
Connect cameras to a monitor
Blue:
window using the drag-and-drop
connected
function.
Red:
not connected
Salvo
Connect salvos to a monitor
window using the drag-and-drop
function.
Trigger
Actions may be expected from
(alarm actuator)
the user.
Black:
no alarm
Red:
alarm
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Icon and description
Actions possible
Relay
An electrically controlled switch,
Gray:
such as a door opener. A relay is
switched off
switched by double-clicking the
Yellow:
relay in a site map.
switched on
Example:
Remote-controlled door opening
after authentication of the person
via the camera image.
Software monitor window Software monitor windows are
depicted as simple rectangles.
The connection of a camera or
salvo is illustrated by two lines.
Hardware monitor
Hardware monitor windows are
window
depicted as framed rectangles.
The connection of a camera or
salvo is illustrated by two lines.
Video data is shown on the
analog monitor as soon as the
connection is active. Only
preview images are shown in the
hardware monitor window (if the
function is supported by the
encoder).
Alarm Stack
A list of alarm messages that may
have to be processed (see
Section 5.6.2 Working with Alarm
Stack).
Elements can have actions assigned to them, which are
triggered by clicking the elements.
Example:
–
Clicking a graphic opens another site map, for example a
site map with a more detailed view.
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Automated monitoring
Using salvos
A salvo is a virtual camera tour. Data from one or more cameras
is shown in a defined sequence. During the salvo, cameras can
be assigned to presets or controlled manually.
Security personnel
Procedure:
A salvo will be opened.
Prerequisites:
A salvo must be set up for your workspace.
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
1.
Right-click anywhere in a software or hardware monitor
window, point to Connect Salvo, and then point to a Salvo,
and then click the desired salvo output.
The salvo is displayed on the software monitor window or
on the connected analog monitor.
Alternative:
Drag the salvo icon in a site map onto a monitor window.
Note:
A salvo remains active as long as it is connected to at least one
monitor. If the connection between a monitor window and a
salvo is terminated, but another monitor (which can also be a
hardware monitor) is still connected, the cameras involved
continue to operate according to the corresponding presets.
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Working with Alarm Stack
The alarm stack may be a a part of your workspace. Each entry
in the list means that an alarm requiring your attention has
been triggered in the system.
The individual processes and thus the actions to be taken by
you can vary considerably. More information is available from
your VIDOS system administrator.
An alarm scenario is a defined sequence of actions that runs
automatically. With many actions, the security personnel
decides whether they are necessary.
Example:
A motion alarm was triggered. Part of the scenario is an
acoustic signal and a camera connection. This part of the
scenario runs automatically. It may be necessary to save the
corresponding video data. A corresponding job has already
been defined. The decision to run that job is made by you.
Entries in the alarm stack are designated as follows:
Alarm trigger is active
Alarm trigger is not active
Alarm scenario is terminated; it cannot be
activated any more
red, bold
Alarm scenario is activated
lettering
lettering with
The alarm scenario is confirmed, but the
strikethrough
trigger is still active or the minimum run time
of a task has not yet expired.
The list entries can be rearranged by clicking the specific
column headings.
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Activating an alarm scenario
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Procedure:
An alarm scenario will be activated
Prerequisites:
You have access to the alarm stack.
1.
You notice an alarm in the alarm-stack that requires your
attention:
2.
.
Right-click the entry, and then click Activate.
The entry is displayed in red.
Note:
After all tasks have been completed, the alarm scenario is
indicated as processed
3.
.
Right-click the entry, and then click Confirm or Confirm
with Message....
The entry is deleted.
A pre-defined sequence of actions has been taken. The
alarm was processed. The alarm was acknowledged and,
therefore automatically deleted.
Note:
The Confirm with Message... command allows you to
assign a message to the alarm. The message is stored in
the log file.
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Changing user
You can log on to VIDOS as a new user without exiting the
program. The system automatically demands a new logon if the
user initiates an action for which the user profile lacks
sufficient authorization.
Examples:
–
You are logged on as observer. The program is running in
full-screen mode. You press ESC to exit full-screen mode,
but you do not have authorization for this action. VIDOS
requests a new logon.
–
Desk clerks during the day typically belong to a user group
with different authorizations than the user group for night
clerks. When leaving the workstation, the respective clerk
can initiate a change of user so that the next one to arrive
needs to log on when starting work.
All users
Procedure:
Another user will log on to the current program.
Prerequisites:
A logon name and associated password.
1.
On the File menu, click Change User.
or
On the toolbar, click
.
The Authorization Required dialog box is displayed.
2.
Click Change User.
3.
Type the logon name.
4.
Type the password.
5.
Click OK.
You are logged on as a new user with appropriate
authorizations.
Note:
To exit the program, click Exit application. To do this, enter a
user name and password with the relevant authorizations.
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Exiting the program
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Procedure:
The program will be terminated.
Prerequisites:
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
1.
Exit full-screen mode, if necessary. To do this, press ESC.
2.
On the File menu, click Close.
or
On the toolbar, click
.
VIDOS is terminated.
Note:
You can only exit the application if you have the relevant user
authorization. You may be asked to provide the appropriate
user credentials (logon name and password).
5.9
Changing user/exiting the program
All users
Procedure:
Another user will log on to the current program or a user will
terminate the program.
Prerequisites:
A logon name and associated password or the relevant
authorizations (user rights).
1.
On the File menu, click Logoff.
The Authorization Required dialog box is displayed.
2.
Click Change User to change the user.
or
Click Exit application to exit the program.
3.
Type the logon name (if required).
4.
Type the password (if required).
5.
Click OK.
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Recordings and individual images
This chapter is intended for persons who want to replay
recorded data or to control the recording of data.
You can record video sequences or individual images
(snapshots).
Video sequences will be saved on a dedicated NVR, VRM or in
the local memory of the transmitter (for example a
VideoJet 8008). Individual images will be saved in the VIDOS
data directory on the PC.
Note:
The Archive Player program is available if you not only want to
view individual recordings in a convenient manner, but also
want to export them and back them up to a CD.
6.1
Recordings
Video data can be recorded at the following locations:
–
NVR (centralized network video recorder with high hard
drive capacity)
–
Video transmitter with storage medium (for example
VideoJet 8008 with an integrated hard drive or VideoJet 10
with compact flash memory)
Recordings on the local storage of a transmitter are configured
and started via Configuration Manager or the Web browser view
of the device. Additional information will be found in the
separate documentation for Configuration Manager or the
particular device.
Recording jobs for an NVR can also be configured and managed
directly in VIDOS.
An NVR is added to the system via the Configuration window
Right-click an NVR in the system tree and select Properties. The
Properties dialog box for the NVR is displayed (see
Section 4.4.4 Status tab). Recording jobs can be configured
here. The following section describes the options for doing this.
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Creating an NVR recording job
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Procedure:
Recording of video data on an NVR will be scheduled using
VIDOS.
Prerequisites:
An NVR is integrated in the system.
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
1.
Right-click an NVR in the system tree, and then click
Properties.
2.
Click the Device tab, and then click Authentication.
3.
Authenticate yourself as the service user.
4.
Click the Scheduler tab.
5.
Click New.
The Recording Settings dialog box is displayed.
Elements of the Recording Settings dialog box:
Camera
Select a camera for which the video data
is to be recorded on the NVR.
Mode
Continuous recording: Click
Scheduler... and select the periodically
recurring recording times (for example
Monday to Friday, 7:00 to 17:00 ).
Event recording: Select at least one
event source.
Track Time:
Type the number of days after which the
data on an NVR may be overwritten for
continuous recording.
Use Automatic
Check box is selected: The NVR looks for
Network
missing recording data on the local
Replenishment
storage medium of the sender in the
(ANR)
event of an interrupted connection; this
data will be incorporated seamlessly into
its archive. For this to work, the
connected sender must record
continuously on a local storage medium.
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Pre-Event Time:
Enter the period of time before and after
Post-Event Time:
an alarm is triggered. Recordings will be
saved for this interval before and after
the alarm.
Alarm input
Select the alarm trigger that is to initiate
Motion Alarm
an recording (Event recording.
Video Loss
Unified picture
6.
Click Scheduler....
The Recording Time dialog box is displayed.
7.
Drag the mouse pointer over the ranges to be selected as
recording time.
Note:
To delete selected ranges, hold down the CTRL key and
drag the mouse pointer over the ranges to be deleted.
8.
Click OK.
The Recording Time dialog box closes.
9.
Click OK.
Video data for the selected camera will be recorded on the
NVR as specified in the scheduler and will be available for
evaluation in VIDOS.
6.1.2
Stopping NVR recording
Security personnel / evaluation
Procedure:
Recording of video data on an NVR will be stopped.
Prerequisites:
An NVR is integrated in the system.
1.
Right-click an NVR unit, and then click Properties.
2.
Click the Status tab.
3.
Select the recording to be terminated, and then click Stop
The Properties dialog box is displayed.
Recording.
Recording will be stopped. Recorded data remains saved
on the NVR.
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Deleting an NVR recording job
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Procedure:
A recording job on an NVR will be deleted.
Prerequisites:
An NVR is integrated in the system.
Recording jobs have already been created.
1.
Right-click an NVR unit, and then click Properties.
The Properties dialog box is displayed.
2.
3.
Click the Scheduler tab.
Select the recording, and then click Delete Current
Monitor.
The recording job is deleted. No more recordings can be
made based on this scheduled task. Sequences already
recorded remain saved on the NVR.
6.1.4
Deleting an existing NVR recording
Security personnel / evaluation
Procedure:
Existing recordings of video data on an NVR will be deleted.
Prerequisites:
An NVR is integrated in the system and has recordings on it.
1.
Right-click an NVR unit, and then click Properties.
The Properties dialog box is displayed.
2.
Click the Manage Recordings tab.
3.
Click Update Sources if necessary.
4.
Select the camera for which you want to delete the
recording, and then click Delete Current Monitor.
The Delete Recording dialog box is displayed.
5.
Select the beginning and end of the time segment you
want to delete.
6.
Click OK.
7.
Confirm the procedure.
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Exporting an NVR recording
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Procedure:
Existing NVR recordings will be exported.
Prerequisites:
An NVR is integrated in the system and has recordings on it.
1.
Right-click an NVR unit, and then click Properties.
2.
Click the Manage Recordings tab.
3.
Click Update Sources if necessary.
4.
Specify the target location under Directory on VIDOS-
The Properties dialog box is displayed.
NVR.
5.
Select the camera for which you want to export the
recording, and then click Export.
The Export Recording dialog box is displayed.
6.
Select the beginning and end time of the sequence you
want to export.
7.
Click OK.
A message box informs you about the space required and
the hard drive space available at the target location.
8.
Confirm the message.
A message box informs you about the success of the
export.
The selected recording sequence is now saved separately
on the NVR and can be copied or moved from there to
other storage media.
Note:
This directory must be a local one on the NVR. To enable this
directory to be accessed easily at a later date, it should be
mapped as a network drive to a computer with a CD writer.
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Starting recording with an alarm trigger
Recordings can also be started as a task in an alarm scenario
(see Section 8 Alarm Management).
6.1.7
Searching/viewing for recordings
Security personnel / evaluation
Procedure:
A search for existing recordings will be performed.
Prerequisites:
There are recordings present.
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
1.
On the Recordings menu, click Archive Player….
or
On the toolbar, click
2.
.
The Archive Player program starts.
Note:
For further information about searching and viewing for
recordings, see the Archive Player manual.
6.1.8
Backing up local recordings
Security personnel / evaluation
Procedure:
Locally saved recordings will be backed up to an NVR.
Prerequisites:
There are local recordings present.
You have the relevant authorizations (user rights).
1.
On the Recordings menu, click Archive Player….
or
On the toolbar, click
2.
.
The Archive Player program starts.
Note:
For further information about backing up local recordings, see
the Archive Player manual.
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Instant replay
Security personnel / evaluation
Procedure:
Instant replay for locally running recordings will be started.
Prerequisites:
This function is only supported for transmitters with
integrated storage media (such as the VideoJet 8008) for
which a recording is currently in progress. Please read the
specific documentation for the device for more information
about this.
1.
Right-click anywhere in a software monitor window with an
active connection, and then click Instant Replay....
Note:
Depending on the system settings, a new window opens
(see Section 4.11 Global settings).The control elements for
playback will be at the lower edge of this window.
2.
1
Previous image
2
Replay/Pause
3
Next image
4
Fast replay (forward/backward)
5
Slow motion
6
Close
It is possible to enlarge the software monitor window to
make all control elements visible.
3.
Click the control elements for replay.
Note:
Ensure that all networked devices have synchronized clocks.
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Snapshots
A snapshot can be made from a monitor window at any time. It
does not matter whether live data or recorded sequences are
being shown. The picture that will be saved is the one shown at
exactly that moment (with any display stamping configured).
6.3.1
Creating snapshots
Security personnel / evaluation
Procedure:
A snapshot will be created.
Prerequisites:
None
X
Right-click anywhere in a software monitor window, and
then click Snapshot.
or
Click a software monitor window, and then press S.
This command stores the image that is displayed in the
software monitor window in the VIDOS data directory on
the PC (for example ..\Bosch\VIDOS\data\snapshots).
6.3.2
Viewing snapshots
Security personnel / evaluation
Procedure:
Snapshots produced with VIDOS will be viewed.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the View menu, click Snapshots....
or
On the toolbar, click
.
The Snapshots window is displayed (see
Section 3.5.1 Snapshots window).
2.
Click an image in the left pane of the window.
An enlarged view of the image is displayed in the right
pane of the window.
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Printing snapshots
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Procedure:
A snapshot will be printed.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the View menu, click Snapshots....
or
On the toolbar, click
.
The Snapshots window is displayed (see
Section 3.5.1 Snapshots window).
2.
Click an image in the left pane of the window.
An enlarged view of the image is displayed in the right
pane of the window.
3.
Click Print.
4.
Select a printer and the required print settings.
5.
Click Print.
The standard dialog box for printing is displayed.
6.3.4
Exporting snapshots
Security personnel / evaluation
Procedure:
A snapshot will be exported.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the View menu, click Snapshots....
or
On the toolbar, click
.
The Snapshots window is displayed (see
Section 3.5.1 Snapshots window).
2.
Click an image in the left pane of the window.
An enlarged view of the image is displayed in the right
pane of the window.
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Click Export.
4.
Select a storage location for the image.
5.
Click Save.
Deleting snapshots
Security personnel / evaluation
Procedure:
A snapshot will be deleted.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the View menu, click Snapshots....
or
On the toolbar, click
.
The Snapshots window is displayed (see
Section 3.5.1 Snapshots window).
2.
Click an image in the left pane of the window.
An enlarged view of the image is displayed in the right
pane of the window.
3.
Click Delete Current Monitor.
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System Maintenance
The following procedures are described in this chapter:
7.1
Logging
VIDOS provides the option to log system processes and
messages.
7.1.1
Configuring logging
Administrator
Procedure:
You determine the number of messages to be logged.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the System menu, click Configuration....
2.
On the System menu, click Global Settings....
3.
Click the Logging tab.
4.
Clear the Enable RCP-Plus logging and Enable debug
The Configuration window is displayed.
logging check boxes, if necessary.
Note:
–
If you have cleared the Enable RCP-Plus logging and
Enable debug logging check boxes, VIDOS will only
log messages that affect normal system operation.
This includes user logon for example.
–
Logging of this data produces large volumes of data
that are stored on your PC. If your system is working
properly, logging this data is not necessary.
5.
If necessary, specify that debug information be recorded in
a single file. Define when this file is automatically deleted.
6.
Click OK.
Messages will be logged as you have specified.
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Viewing logged messages
Administrator
Procedure:
Display logged messages.
Prerequisites:
None
1.
On the View menu, click Log Viewer....
or
On the toolbar, click
.
The Log Viewer window is displayed.
2.
Enter the search criteria.
To find a description of the search elements, see
Section 3.5.2 Log Viewer window.
3.
Click Start Search.
The search results are displayed.
4.
Click Save Search Results..., if required.
The search results are saved as a text file.
5.
Click Close.
Note:
Logged messages are not deleted when the window is closed.
7.2
Firmware update
Administrator
Procedure:
The firmware of a unit will be updated to the latest version.
Prerequisites:
The appropriate file has been saved on the hard drive of your
PC.
Note:
For further information about firmware updates, see the
Configuration Manager manual.
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Alarm Management
This chapter describes the configuration of alarm management
in VIDOS, especially the setting and combination of triggers and
construction of alarm scenarios.
This chapter is intended for persons responsible for the
configuration of alarm management in a VIDOS system.
The user is assumed to be the person who will operate the fully
configured system, for example monitoring personnel.
The reader must be familiar with the operation and functions of
VIDOS. A further prerequisite is that devices, relays, switches
etc. have been installed by qualified personnel.
8.1
The Concept of Alarm Management
Alarm management in VIDOS provides a number of options for
adapting the handling of alarms to the specific application and
automation responses in many instances. This reduces the
burden on the user in the event of an alarm and thus supports
efficient alarm processing and a quick return to normal
operation.
To accomplish this, VIDOS not only extends the number of
triggers available but also enables them to be composed in an
individual manner. This facilitates very precise definition of the
conditions that lead to an alarm being triggered.
Responding to alarms is made simpler by creating alarm
scenarios. The straightforward representation of alarms in the
VIDOS interface (for example by including associated icons in
site maps) makes it easier for users to analyze the dangers of a
situation and deal with them promptly.
8.1.1
The Alarm triggers
An alarm is activated by a trigger. Activation can be initiated by
a single trigger or a combination of various triggers.
Events that trigger an alarm:
–
A change in the video data from a camera, for example
motion, loss of contrast or loss of signal.
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An action that is reported digitally to the system, for
example a door being opened.
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A relay that is configured as a trigger for an alarm scenario
–
Clicking appropriately configured elements on a site map,
for example manual triggers, buttons or graphics.
–
–
Periodic events, for example interval trigger.
Conditions that can be defined using logical linking of
various triggers, such as motion shown by a camera and a
door that was not opened)
–
Interruption of the network connection for a device (error)
Some triggers require that corresponding settings be
configured for the device or camera using the Web browser
view or the Configuration Manager program (for example the
configuration and activation of the motion alarm).
Icons that change color to show the user that an alarm has been
activated can be used to make triggers visible. These icons are
listed, for example, in the resource tree for the digital inputs on
a device and can be displayed in the alarm stack. Trigger icons
can also be included as elements in a site map.
8.1.2
Reacting to alarms
Certain alarm reactions can already be configured in the actual
devices, such as the display of an alarm text on the video image
or the start of a local recording. Configuration is performed in
the Web browser view for the specific device or via
Configuration Manager. Details regarding setting options and
configuration can be found in the manuals for the particular
devices and in the separate Configuration Manager
documentation.
Additional actions are also available to you in VIDOS. These
actions can be linked in sequences and coupled to special
alarms. Alarm scenarios created in this manner are adapted
individually to fit the application.
An alarm scenario can run automatically in the background,
unseen by the user. However, you can also choose to display
the alarm on the alarm stack, in which case it will be processed
by the user.
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Authorizations
To make the settings described in this documentation, you
must be logged on to VIDOS as a user with the appropriate
authorizations, for example using the administrative account
admin. Users without access to the VIDOS configuration cannot
edit alarm scenarios.
8.2
Triggers
The following pages give an overview of the alarm triggers
provided by the system. Triggers are what set off an alarm.
All triggers can be renamed. To do so, right-click the trigger in
the system tree or in the Configuration window. The
Properties dialog will appear. Enter the required name on the
General tab of the dialog box. The type will be shown under the
name field.
Giving the triggers informative names will make it easier for you
to navigate in the system.
This documentation refers to triggers by their preconfigured
default names. If you do not recognize a trigger, information on
the trigger type will be found in the Properties dialog box
under Type:.
8.2.1
Device triggers
These triggers are actuated by the devices (for example video
transmitters or receivers) and enabled and configured using the
Web browser view for the device or Configuration Manager.
More specific information can be found in the manuals for the
particular device or in the separate Configuration Manager
documentation.
The availability of these triggers depends on the device or the
camera connected.
The triggers provided by a device are seen as follows:
–
In the VIDOS system tree.
Please note that some triggers are assigned directly to the
device, since these process a condition of the device
(faults, digital input). Other triggers are assigned to the
camera (loss of contrast, motion alarm).
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In the dockable window Device Resource for a device
connected to an active window.
–
In the Properties dialog box for a selected device, on the
Device tab.
–
In Configuration Manager or the Web browser view for a
selected device.
Input
Digital alarm input on a device, such as a VideoJet 8008, to
which external sensors such as door bells, light barriers or
glass breakage detectors can be connected.
Motion alarm
Triggers an alarm if the image recorded by the camera indicates
a movement (change). The image segments recorded and the
sensitivity can be configured individually.
Contrast alarm
Triggers an alarm if the recorded image has no contrast, for
example because the camera lens has been covered or sprayed.
Signal loss / video alarm
Triggers an alarm if no video signal is received from the camera,
for example due to a cut cable.
8.2.2
VIDOS triggers
In contrast to device triggers, of which only a specified number
are available (for example only one video alarm per camera),
you can create any number of VIDOS triggers.
To create/edit a trigger:
–
Section 4.10.1 Creating a trigger
–
Section 4.10.2 Editing a trigger
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Setting options of the VIDOS triggers
Interval Timers
An interval trigger is switched on and off for a defined period of
time.
Define these periods on the Details tab of the Properties dialog
box.
–
The minimum time for which a trigger can be switched on
or off is one second.
–
The maximum is 86400 seconds (24 hours).
–
Use interval triggers to connect a camera to a monitor at
regular intervals.
–
Use interval triggers in alarm scenarios to perform periodic
defined tasks.
Weekly timers
Here, the time during which a trigger is to be armed is marked
on a weekly schedule. The trigger can only initiate an alarm
during this period.
Define these periods on the Details tab of the Properties dialog
box.
1.
Select the periods as follows:
–
Hold down the left mouse button and drag the pointer
over the period.
–
Hold down the left mouse button and drag the pointer
over the time line to select a period simultaneously for
all days of the week.
2.
Cancel selected periods if necessary.
To do this, hold down the CTRL key and the left mouse
button, and then drag the pointer over the period.
Note:
Holidays can be marked separately. The operating system
settings determine which days are to be treated as holidays.
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Logical triggers
Existing triggers can be connected by logical operators to
create a new trigger.
Device triggers, relays and VIDOS triggers can be selected as
inputs and linked to one another. Both the output triggers and
logical triggers can initiate an alarm scenario separately.
Each logical trigger created is available for creating further
logical triggers.
Configure logical triggers in the Properties dialog box on the
Details tab.
1.
In the Available triggers: list, click the trigger, and then
click Add. The trigger is added to the Selected input
triggers: list.
Note:
To remove a trigger, click the trigger in the Selected input
triggers: list, and then click Remove.
2.
Select two or more triggers in the Selected input triggers:
list.
3.
Under Logical operation, click one of the operators for the
selected triggers.
4.
Click OK.
Examples:
–
and operator:
The motion alarm of a camera monitoring the interior of a
store has been selected along with a weekly timer in which
the times when the store is closed are marked. An alarm
will only be triggered if this camera detects movement
outside of business hours.
–
Nand operator:
Two digital inputs have been selected that are active as
long as the light barrier connected to each is closed. An
alarm is only triggered when one or both of the barriers is
interrupted.
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or operator:
All available video alarms have been selected. An alarm is
triggered every time one of the cameras stops sending a
video signal.
–
nor operator:
Two relays have been selected that are only active if the
lamps controlled by each of them are switched on. The two
lamps are the only form of lighting in the room. An alarm is
only triggered if both lamps are switched off, i.e. the room
is unlit.
Note:
Check the Logical operation column in the Configuration
window. If an entry Invalid is listed here, this trigger cannot
activate an alarm. The reason for this can be that your system
configuration has changed since the trigger was created, and it
is therefore no longer possible to perform the logical operation.
Manual triggers
Manual triggers are integrated in site maps. They enable alarms
to be triggered by the user. The user clicks the icon, for
example to start an alarm scenario.
Manual triggers do not require any further configuration.
Error triggers
This type of trigger activates an alarm if a device is no longer
available (connection failure) or if the hard disk of the unit is
faulty.
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The supply of electrical current to a device is interrupted.
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The network connection of a device is interrupted.
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Relays as triggers
A scenario can also be triggered by switching a relay. A relay
can activate a logical trigger as part of a logical operation. A
relay can be switched as a consequence of a scenario.
Example:
Door 1 is opened by switching a relay. An alarm scenario then
closes Door 2 (lock).
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Alarm scenarios
An alarm scenario defines what happens after an alarm is
triggered:
–
The alarm might simply be shown to the user on the alarm
stack.
–
One or more tasks might be executed as a consequence of
an alarm.
An alarm scenario is activated by a trigger or relay. Use a logical
trigger if several circumstances or conditions are to activate a
scenario in combination (see Section 8.2.3 Setting options of the
VIDOS triggers).
8.3.1
Configuring alarm scenarios
Define an alarm scenario on the Details tab of the Properties
dialog box.
Elements of the Details tab:
Activated by
Click the trigger that activates the alarm
trigger:
scenario. The list shows all the triggers
available and the connected relays in
alphabetical order.
Triggers that are currently active are
indicated by the red trigger icon.
Force to alarm
Check box is selected: An entry is generated
stack
in the alarm stack each time the selected
trigger is activated. This is important, for
example, if the user is supposed to confirm
an alarm or control the course of the
reaction to it.
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Aggregate on
Check box is selected: The activation of the
alarm stack
selected trigger results in only a single entry
in the alarm stack, no matter how often the
alarm is triggered (for example a motion
alarm). This keeps the alarm stack
manageable.
The first incidence is displayed. Additional
triggered alarms are only shown if the
previous message has been deleted from
the alarm stack by being confirmed.
Jobs
Contains all tasks to be processed after a
scenario has been activated. For a detailed
description of the jobs, see
Section 8.3.2 Jobs for a scenario.
Double-click a job to view its properties.
New Job
Adds a new job to the job list.
Delete Job
Deletes the selected job from the job list.
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The following settings can vary for each individual job. This
means that some jobs run automatically without user action
(recording for example), others wait to be activated and others
are only run after the user has confirmed the scenario and thus
ended it.
Select one or more jobs from the list and define their settings.
Start
Select one of the following entries:
Alarm
Processing of the job starts when the alarm
is triggered. No user action is required.
User Activation
The user must activate the scenario in the
alarm stack to start this job.
User Confirmation
The user must confirm the scenario in the
alarm stack to start this job. A scenario is
deleted from the alarm stack after it has
been confirmed.
Stop
Select one of the following entries:
Alarm Off
Processing of this job ends as soon as the
activating trigger is no longer active. No
user action is required.
User Deactivation
The user must activate the scenario in the
alarm stack to end this job.
User Confirmation
The user must confirm the scenario in the
alarm stack to end this job. A scenario is
deleted from the alarm stack after it has
been confirmed.
Note:
Processes outside the VIDOS system that
are started by a job (such as a shell
command) cannot be stopped from within
VIDOS.
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Minimum run
Check box is selected: A minimum duration
time
for the job can be specified. This is sensible
for recordings, for example.
Maximum run
Check box is selected: A maximum duration
time
for the job can be specified. This is sensible
for audio replay jobs, for example.
Job
Displays the Properties dialog box for the
Properties...
selected job.
Test
Click to test the scenario. This does not test
the function of the relay or trigger. Only the
steps to be processed after an alarm has
been activated are tested.
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Jobs for a scenario
A job is specified in more detail using parameters that can be
edited in the Properties dialog box of the particular job. The
Properties dialog box for a job is opened by:
–
double-clicking the job
–
selecting the required job and clicking Job Properties...
–
inserting a new job
The parameters for each job vary. Every job has the parameter
name. This parameter is used for orientation in the system. It
does not influence the job itself.
New Workspace
Opens a new workspace.
Job
workspace
Select a workspace from the list.
Example:
A camera reports a motion alarm. A site
map of the object opens in which the
camera is already connected to a monitor
window.
New Video Job
Displays the video data of the selected
camera on an analog monitor.
camera
Select a connected camera from the list.
monitor
Select a connected hardware monitor
from the list.
monitorGroup
Type the common part of the name for a
monitor group.
Example:
A door is opened. The data from the
camera covering the room will be
displayed.
Note:
If a VideoJet 400 needs to be included
here, Video Input Job must also be
created.
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New Execute
Runs a script.
Script Job
Enter a script in the Command: box.
Script commands that can be executed
by VIDOS are described in the separate
documentation Automation Interface.
New Execute Shell Executes a Microsoft Windows
Command Job
command.
command
Type a command that runs under
Windows.
It is equivalent to Start > Run.
The command can be:
–
an executable program
(C:\WINNT\notepad.exe)
–
a batch file
–
a script that runs under Microsoft
Windows
Note:
Test shell command jobs carefully. Such
jobs must not impair VIDOS.
Shell commands are not terminated
when a scenario ends.
New VIDOS-NVR
Records the video data of the selected
Recording Job
camera on the selected NVR. The start of
the job is start of recording.
camera
Select a connected camera from the list.
nvr
Select an NVR integrated in the system
from the list.
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New VIDOS-NVR
Backs up video data from the selected
Backup Job
camera that is recorded on the local
drive of the video sender for the time
span specified.
camera
Select a connected camera from the list.
nvr
Select an NVR integrated in the system
from the list.
preAlarmTime
Enter the time span for which the
recording prior to the triggering of an
alarm should be backed up.
postAlarmTime
Enter the time span for which the
recording after the triggering of an alarm
should be backed up.
The format in each case is: hh:mm:ss
Note:
For VRM or units with firmware 4.0 or
later no backup is possible.
New Camera
The selected camera will assume the
Position Job
preset orientation and other parameters.
To return the camera to its initial position
after the scenario has been processed,
define a second camera position job to
be run after the scenario is confirmed.
This function can be used, for example,
to direct several cameras to a hot spot in
case of an alarm.
camera
Select a connected camera from the list.
position
Enter the numerical value for a previously
defined preset.
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Switches a digital output.
Digital Output Job output
Select a manual trigger or a relay from
the list.
Examples:
–
Opens or closes a door.
–
Switches on the lights in a room.
–
Triggers another scenario (for
example after confirmation).
New Play Sound
Plays the selected audio file over the
Job
output of the PC sound card.
filename
Click
, and then select the audio file
(file extension: .wav).
loop
On
Plays the audio file until the job is
completed.
Off
Plays the audio file once only.
Examples:
–
A sound played in an endless loop
makes you aware of an alarm.
–
The output of the PC sound card is
connected to a suitable loudspeaker
system. In the event of an alarm, a
prerecorded announcement is
played.
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New Video Input
If an alarm occurs, the VideoJet 400
Job
transmits the video data for the specified
(Only necessary if
camera.
a video job has
The name of this job cannot be changed.
been created for a
Camera
VideoJet 400.)
Select one of the cameras connected to
the respective VideoJet 400.
Video input
Set the video input belonging to this
camera.
New VIDOS-NVR
Initiates an event recording for the
Record Event Job
selected camera and NVR.
camera
Select a connected camera from the list.
nvr
Select an NVR integrated in the system
from the list.
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The Alarm Stack pane
The alarm stack is displayed in a separate pane (see
Section 3.1 Workspaces). This pane can be integrated in a site
map. This gives the user an opportunity to influence the alarm
processing in a manner determined by you.
The user can start or stop jobs as part of an alarm scenario.
Prerequisites:
–
The user has access to the alarm stack.
–
The scenario is displayed on the alarm stack.
–
The job is configured for interaction with the user.
As an administrator of a VIDOS system, you decide which user
group can influence the processing of alarms in what manner.
Examples:
It might be useful, for example, for the user:
–
to be able to terminate an acoustic signal (replay of an
audio file)
–
to know nothing regarding the recording of video data
–
to be able to open or lock a door
–
(not) to be able to prevent video data from being shown on
an analog monitor (which may be installed at another
location)
Note:
The option of making snapshots is not handled by alarm
management. This option is available to every user.
8.4.1
User-friendly alarm stack
If the alarm stack is integrated in a separate site map, the user
also has the opportunity to minimize and maximize this window
using a keyboard shortcut (see Section 9 Site Maps).
Give alarm scenarios self-explanatory names to help the user
recognize what the cause of the alarm is. You should make it
clear to the user what actions are expected.
Example:
Alarm scenarios beginning with XX_ must be activated by the
user to enable the jobs to start.
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Activating and confirming scenarios
Alarm scenarios displayed on the alarm stack can be activated
and confirmed by the user.
To activate/confirm an alarm scenario:
X
Right-click the particular alarm scenario, and then click one
of the commands.
Activate
Starts or stops associated jobs. Depends on the
configuration of the jobs in the alarm scenario.
It is not possible to activate more than one alarm scenario
at the same time.
Confirm
Starts the jobs that are configured in a corresponding
manner. The confirmation deletes the alarm scenario from
the alarm stack.
Confirm with Message...
Starts the jobs that are configured in a corresponding
manner. The confirmation deletes the alarm scenario from
the alarm stack
To sort entries in the alarm stack:
X
Entries in the alarm stack can be sorted by name or by the
time. To do this, click the header of the corresponding
column in the alarm stack.
Entries in the alarm stack are designated as follows:
The alarm trigger is active.
The alarm trigger is inactive.
The alarm scenario has ended; it can no
longer be activated.
red, bold lettering The alarm scenario is activated.
lettering with
The alarm scenario is confirmed, but the
strikethrough
trigger is still active or the minimum run
time of a task has not yet expired.
Scenario testing is complete.
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Site Maps
This chapter describes how to create and edit site maps in
VIDOS.
This chapter is intended for persons who create or edit site
maps for an existing system.
The user is assumed to be the person who will operate the fully
configured system, for example monitoring personnel.
It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the operation and
functions of VIDOS.
9.1
9.1.1
Introduction
Concept of site-map-based monitoring
A site map depicts the location to be monitored. Multiple site
maps can be linked to one another and combined into a work
area. This allows details of a location, several floors of a
building or simply larger areas that would exceed the
dimensions of the screen to be clearly depicted.
Although a site map can be used (and tested) in window mode
in the VIDOS working area with no restrictions, in practice the
site map is normally displayed in full-screen mode. If control
using the Bosch IntuiKey digital control panel is implemented,
the user may not have access to either a PC keyboard or a
mouse.
9.1.2
Elements, properties and actions
A site map consists of several elements (for example cameras,
monitor window etc.). To visualize the respective location, you
have the option of inserting background graphics and text
elements.
Each element has specific properties that you can adjust as
required. For example, a monitor is connected to a camera and
cameras are displayed in different colors according to their
connection status.
An element can be assigned an action that is to be executed
when the element is clicked.
You have various tools to arrange and align the elements.
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General rules
You should follow these general rules when creating site maps:
–
Design your site maps in such a way that they can be
understood intuitively. Give local features generally
understandable names (for example stairway, heating
room etc.).
–
If elements on the site map are to be accessed using a
Bosch IntuiKey digital control panel (see separate Bosch
IntuiKey documentation for details), assign them an
individual number (keyboard ID, kbid).
–
A user always has access to all site maps that have been
–
You can copy a site map, and then edit the copy. This can
created for this PC workstation.
be useful if you have to create site maps for several floors
in a building.
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The Site Map Editor
The site map editor is a graphical aid for the creation of site
maps.
Start the site map editor as follows:
1.
In the VIDOS system tree, expand the Site Maps folder.
The existing site maps are displayed as subfolders.
Note:
Create a new site map if no site map is available in the
system. To create a new site map, see Section 4.5.1 Adding
a site map.
2.
Right-click a site map, and then click Edit.
The site map editor is displayed.
Note:
You can also open the site map editor from the
Configuration window in VIDOS.
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1
Standard toolbar (see Section 9.2.7 Standard toolbar
2
Tools toolbar (see Section 9.2.2 Tools toolbar)
3
Alignment toolbar (see Section 9.2.6 Alignment toolbar)
4
Working area (see Section 9.2.1 The working area)
5
Property Editor pane (see Section 9.2.3 Property Editor
pane)
6
Overview pane: System tab, Cameras tab and I/O tab
(see Section 9.2.8 Overview pane)
The site map editor includes docking windows and toolbars.
These can be moved as required.
The View > Toolbars menu is used to hide or activate these
windows and toolbars. If all docking windows are closed, the
working area and the site map background remain visible in the
working area.
9.2.1
The working area
When you call up a newly created site map for editing for the
first time, you will find two elements already in place in the user
interface:
–
The site map background
You can also select this element and make changes to its
properties.
For example, you can assign the entire site map a
background color.
–
The working area
The working area is a drawing board on which you can
arrange elements. It corresponds to the area that can be
displayed on the screen in full-screen mode at the current
screen resolution.
The working area is surrounded by a gray frame.
Note:
–
Do not place any elements outside the working area, as
this changes the view of the site map.
–
Elements are moved to the working area using the tools
(see Section 9.2.2 Tools toolbar). Camera, digital inputs
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and triggers can also be moved to the working area from
the different tabs (System, Cameras or I/O) in the
Overview window using the drag-and-drop function.
Selecting elements
Elements that are already located in the working area and are to
be edited must first be selected. To select an element, use the
Select tool
(see Section 9.2.2 Tools toolbar).
An element is selected if it is marked with a red frame. To
change the size of an element, use the resizing handle at each
corner and on each side.
Editing elements
The following actions are possible:
–
Changing the properties (see Section 9.2.3 Property Editor
pane)
–
Moving to the working area (see Section 9.2.2 Tools
toolbar)
–
Changing the size (see Section 9.2.4 Changing the size or
position of an element).
–
Copying/cutting and pasting the element (see
Section 9.2.4 Changing the size or position of an element)
–
Deleting the element (see Section 9.2.5 Deleting elements)
–
Aligning, if multiple elements are selected (see
Section 9.2.6 Alignment toolbar)
–
Moving to the foreground or background (see
Section 9.2.6 Alignment toolbar)
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Tools toolbar
The site map editor provides various tools for editing. All tools
are found on the Tools toolbar, which can be moved as
required.
1
These tools help you to edit the site map.
2
These tools are used to insert elements.
Note:
You can also select tools from the Tools menu.
Select
The Select tool is automatically activated once a new element
has been inserted.
Actions:
–
Click the element.
The element is selected when it is surrounded by a red
frame.
–
To select multiple elements:
Hold down the CTRL key, and then click each of the
elements.
or
Hold down the mouse button and drag a frame around the
required elements.
The last element selected has a red frame, all other
selected elements have a black frame. The resizing handles
are located on the corners and sides of the area that
covers all selected elements.
–
To select all elements, press CTRL+A.
The working area has a red frame and all elements have a
black frame.
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Position the mouse pointer over a selected element until
the symbol changes. Drag the element to a different
position with the mouse button held down.
Zoom
Actions:
–
Click anywhere in the working area. An enlarged view of
the working area is displayed.
–
Click several times until the maximum enlargement is
reached. The next click displays the working area at a scale
of 1:1 again.
–
Hold down SHIFT while clicking the working area. A
reduced view of the working area is displayed.
–
Hold down the mouse button and drag a frame in the
working area. An enlarged view of the corresponding
section is displayed.
Pan
Actions:
–
Hold down the mouse button and move the mouse pointer
over the working area.The working area is moved.
–
Click anywhere in the working area.
The working area is displayed with this point centered.
–
Double-click anywhere in the working area to revert to the
default display.
Insert Rectangle
This tool is used to insert a rectangle. Hold down the mouse
button and drag a rectangle of the required size.
Rectangles are used as graphical design elements. A rectangle
can be used as a button by combining it with an action to be
executed when it is clicked.
Insert Text
This tool is used to insert a text box. To do this, click the
required point in the working area. A text box containing the
entry VIDOS is displayed.
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Text boxes are used to label the site map. Use text boxes to
provide a comprehensible description of the object shown on
the site map. A text box can be used as a button by combining it
with an action to be executed when it is clicked.
Insert Bitmap
This tool is used to insert an image. Hold down the mouse
button and drag a rectangle of the required size. A selection
dialog box then opens. Select the image file you want to insert.
The image is scaled to the size of the rectangle.
Formats supported:
png, bmp, xbm, xpm, prm, jpeg, jpg.
Note:
If you simply click the required point in the working area, the
image is inserted with no scaling.
Graphics are used as graphical design elements. You can use
graphics to provide a schematic view of the location to be
monitored (floor plan).
A graphic can be used to call up a different site map by
combining it with an action to be executed when it is clicked.
Insert Camera
This tool is used to insert a camera icon To do this, click the
required point in the working area.
An undefined camera icon is inserted. This means that you need
to assign a camera to the icon in the Property Editor pane if
you want it to be defined as belonging to that camera.
Note:
–
You can also insert a specific camera directly. To do this,
activate the selection tool and drag the required camera
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from the system tree into the working area. The camera
icon inserted is already linked to that specific camera.
–
If a site map is opened as a work area, a camera can be
connected to a monitor window by dragging the associated
camera icon onto the monitor icon. This is not possible
during editing.
–
The size of a camera icon cannot be changed. However,
you can change the angle at which the camera icon
appears in the working area.
Insert Tour Output
This tool is used to insert a salvo icon. To do this, click the
required point in the working area.
An undefined salvo icon is inserted. This means that you need
to assign a salvo output to the icon in the Property Editor pane
if you want it to be defined as belonging to that salvo output.
If a site map is opened as a work area, a salvo output can be
connected to a monitor window by dragging the associated
salvo icon onto the monitor icon. This is not possible during
editing.
Insert Trigger
This tool is used to insert a trigger icon. To do this, click the
required point in the working area.
An undefined trigger icon is inserted. This means that you need
to assign a trigger to the icon in the Property Editor pane if you
want it to be defined as belonging to that trigger.
Note:
You can also insert a specific trigger directly. To do this,
activate the selection tool and drag the required trigger from
the I/O tab into the working area. The trigger icon inserted is
already linked to that specific trigger. The icon that represents
the trigger on the I/O tab is inserted.
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Insert Digital Output
This tool is used to insert a digital output icon. To do this, click
the required point in the working area.
An undefined output icon is inserted. This means that you need
to assign an output to the icon in the Property Editor pane if
you want it to be defined as belonging to that digital output.
Note:
You can also insert a specific output directly. To do this,
activate the selection tool and drag the required output from
the system tree (relays) or theI/O tab (manual triggers) into the
working area. The output icon inserted is already linked to that
specific digital output.
An example of a digital output would be a relay that opens a
door. This relay can be operated by the user clicking the site
map.
Insert Video Window
This tool is used to insert a software monitor window. Hold
down the mouse button and drag a rectangle of the required
size.
An unconnected software monitor window is inserted. You can
connect this monitor window to a camera or a salvo by
specifying the connection in the software monitor window
properties. However, the user can also connect the monitor
window to an available camera at a later stage (see
Section 9.3.1 Connecting the camera and the monitor window).
Insert External Monitor
This tool is used to insert a hardware monitor icon. Hold down
the mouse button and drag a rectangle of the required size.
An undefined hardware monitor window is inserted. You must
specify the associated analog monitor in the properties.
Note:
You can also insert a specific analog monitor directly. To do
this, activate the selection tool and drag the required analog
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monitor from the system tree into the working area. The icon
inserted is already linked to that specific hardware monitor.
When you insert a hardware monitor window into a site map,
you are giving the user the option of making the video data
provided by a camera available at another specific location.You
can connect this monitor window to a camera or a salvo using
the Property Editor pane. However, you can also leave it up to
the user to establish the connection (see
Section 9.3.1 Connecting the camera and the monitor window).
A hardware monitor window on the site map only displays
preview images. The live video is only shown on the connected
analog monitor.
Insert Alarm Stack
This tool is used to insert a window containing the alarm stack.
Hold down the mouse button and drag a rectangle of the
required size.
This provides the user with access to the alarm stack.
At times, the alarm stack can contain a large number of
messages. The space available on the site map may not be
sufficient under some circumstances. A keyboard shortcut can
be defined to maximize the alarm stack. The user can then
display the alarm stack in full-screen mode, if necessary, and
then minimize it back to the size of the icon afterwards.
9.2.3
Property Editor pane
Each element has a set of properties that you can edit. To do
this, use the Property Editor pane. Size and position of the
elements can be changed using the dialog box for the
respective element (see Section 9.2.4 Changing the size or
position of an element).
In order for you to be able to edit the properties of an element:
–
The element must be selected (see Section 9.2.2 Tools
toolbar)
–
The Property Editor pane must be displayed (see
Section 9.2 The Site Map Editor)
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The Property Editor pane displays two columns: Property and
Value.
Click a property to select it. You can then edit the value.
Depending on the property, you either choose a value from a
list, enter a figure, enter text or use a dialog box to make your
selection.
For some properties (for example labelText, maximizeHotkey),
you can leave the input field blank – the property is then
undefined.
Properties - reference
Numerous properties are used to define the display in the site
map. These include: color, size, visibility etc.
Some properties specify which video data is displayed where.
These include the connection to a camera or a salvo output or
the definition of an analog monitor.
Other properties define functions that are assigned to an
element. These include the action when the element is clicked,
keyboard shortcuts for maximizing and minimizing, and the
keyboard ID required for activation using the Bosch IntuiKey
digital control panel.
Display
These properties determine how an element is displayed on the
site map.
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autoLabel
Determines whether the name of the
(for monitor window
connected camera is automatically
only)
displayed or not.
backgroundColor
Fill color of site map background.
(for site map
background only)
editable
Determines whether the element
can be edited or not.
fileName
Here, you can choose a different
(for bitmaps only)
source file for the selected bitmap.
fillColor
Fill color of the element.
(for rectangles, text
boxes and cameras)
fillColorConnected
Fill color of camera icon if there is a
(for cameras only)
connection to a monitor window.
fillStyle
Fill pattern for the element.
(for rectangles and
cameras)
fixedSize
Determines whether the size of the
element can be changed or not. The
size can be changed using the
popup menu or using the resizing
handles on an element.
font
Determines the font properties
(for text boxes only)
(font, point size etc.) of the text box.
horizontalAlignment
Determines the horizontal alignment
(for text boxes only)
of the text.
labelFont
Determines the font properties
(font, point size etc.) for the label
(see also labelText).
labelPosition
Determines the position of the label
relative to the element
(see also labelText).
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labelText
Text for label.
You use the label to describe an
element, for example Camera 14,
Garage rounds. The label has a fixed
link to the element.
name
Name of the element.
The name is only visible in the
Property Editor pane. It is used to
make identification easier when
editing.
outlineColor
Determines the color of an
(not useful for all
element's outline. Only visible if
elements)
outlineWidth is greater than zero.
outlineStyle
Determines the pattern for an
(not useful for all
element's outline. Only visible if
elements)
outlineWidth is greater than zero.
outlineWidth
Determines the width of an
(not useful for all
element's outline. If the value is zero
elements)
(0), no outline is displayed.
panDirection
Determines the angle (in degrees) at
(for cameras only)
which the camera icon appears in
the working area. Use the option to
visualize the camera direction. This
property has no influence on the
actual alignment of the camera.
text
Text in text box.
(for text boxes only)
Text boxes are used for general
information. Line breaks are not
permitted. The size of the text box
adapts automatically to the text.
verticalAlignment
Determines the vertical alignment of
(for text boxes only)
the text.
visible
Specifies whether the element is
visible on the site map or not.
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Video
These properties determine which video data is displayed
where.
camera
Assigns a video source (camera/
(for cameras only)
encoder) to the camera icon.
connectTo
Specifies which video source
(for monitor windows
(camera/encoder/salvo output) is
only)
connected to this monitor window
when the site map is called up.
monitor
Assigns an analog monitor to the
(for hardware monitor
camera icon.
windows only)
tourOutput
Assigns a salvo output to the salvo
(for tour outputs only)
icon.
Function
These properties provide the user with various functions.
kbid
This number (keyboard ID) allows the
(not useful for all
element to be operated using the
elements)
Bosch IntuiKey digital control panel
(see also separate Bosch IntuiKey
documentation).
Type 0 (zero) if you do not want the
element to be controlled using a
control panel.
maximizeHotkey
Keyboard shortcut.
(for monitor window
The corresponding window is
and alarm stack only)
displayed in full-screen mode.
minimizeHotkey
Keyboard shortcut.
(for site map
Full-screen mode for a monitor
background only)
window or the alarm stack window is
exited and the entire site map can be
seen again.
onClose
Closing the site map executes an
(for site map
action, for example the Archive Player
background only)
program starts automatically.
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onOpen
Opening the site map executes an
(for site map
action, for example the Archive Player
background only
program starts automatically.
onClick
Specifies an action that is executed
when the user clicks this element.
Specified in the Action Editor dialog
box.
output
Assigns an available digital output, for
(for digital outputs
example a door opener, to the icon.
only)
The switch is operated by the user
clicking the icon on the site map.
trigger
Assigns an available trigger to the
(for triggers only)
camera icon. The user can see on the
site map that an alarm has been
triggered.
Actions on clicking
Use the onClick property to specify an action that is executed
when the user clicks the element.
To open the Action Editor dialog box:
1.
In the Property Editor pane, click onClick, and then click
. The Action Editor dialog box is displayed.
2.
In the Action type: list, click the predefined actions.
If applicable, parameters for the selected action are
displayed in the Parameter box.
3.
Click a parameter to edit this value.
The following actions and parameters are available:
Trigger digital
Defines the trigger for the digital output.
output
Select an action and one of the available
outputs.
Hyperlink
Select one of the available site maps from
the list as target.
The site map is displayed.
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All existing connections to cameras are
terminated and re-established.
This action is the same as pressing F5.
Open the
Opens the Snapshots window. Regardless
snapshot window of his authorizations, the user can view,
print, export and delete snapshots.
Activate alarm
Select one of the available alarm
scenario
scenarios.
An alarm scenario is triggered.
Alternatively, you can use a manual trigger
for this purpose.
Execute script
Executes a VIDOS script.
For further explanations, refer to the
separate Automation Interface
documentation.
Show Property
Select one of the available resources.
Page
The Properties dialog box for the
corresponding resource is displayed. This
can be a device, a salvo, an alarm
scenario, a user or any other available
resource.
Switch to full-
The site map is displayed in full-screen
screen mode
mode. This action corresponds to pressing
F11.
To exit full-screen mode using ESC, the
user requires the relevant authorizations.
Open the log
The Log Viewer window is opened.
viewer window
Regardless of his authorizations, the user
can search for and view logged messages.
Message box
Type the message text.
A message is displayed on the screen.
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Execute shell
Type a command that is executable under
command
Windows.
The command can be a program or a batch
file or can call up a Windows script.
Open Archive
Opens Archive Player.
Player
Regardless of his authorizations, the user
can search for and view recordings
9.2.4
Changing the size or position of an element
To change the size or position of an element:
1.
Right-click the element, and then click Resize....
The Resize Selection dialog box is displayed.
2.
Enter the values for the width and height (in pixels) to
resize the element. Activating the Keep aspect ratio of
option means that you only need to enter one value.
3.
Enter the values for the coordinates (in pixels) to
reposition the element.
4.
Click OK.
Note:
–
The size of some icons (for example camera or salvo)
cannot be changed.
–
The size and position of several selected elements can be
changed jointly (as a group).
9.2.5
Deleting elements
To delete elements:
X
9.2.6
Select the element, and then press the DEL key.
Alignment toolbar
The Alignment toolbar provides tools to make it easier to
arrange elements clearly.
These tools can also be accessed as follows:
X
Right-click the working area, point to Align, and then click
the tool.
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Align left
Align centered (horizontal)
Align right
Align top
Align centered (vertical)
Align bottom
All selected elements are assigned the same width.
All selected elements are assigned the same height.
All selected elements are assigned the same size.
All selected elements are aligned to the grid.
The selected element is displayed in the foreground.
The selected element is displayed in the background.
To undo an action:
X
Press CTRL+Z.
Note:
–
Alignment always refers to the last selected element.
–
Commands that change the size of the elements are only
executed for elements that actually have a variable size.
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Standard toolbar
Standard tools and their keyboard shortcuts:
CTRL+S
Save
Saves the site map.
CTRL+Z
Undo
Undoes the last action.
CTRL+Y
Redo
Redoes an action that has been undone.
CTRL+C
Copy
Copies the selected elements to the site
map editor's clipboard.
CTRL+X
Cut
Moves the selected elements to the site
map editor's clipboard.
CTRL+V
Paste
Pastes elements from the clipboard.
Note:
You can paste elements from the clipboard into a different site
map if you have already opened it for editing.
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Overview pane
The Overview pane contains three tabs:
–
System tab
All available resources are listed here in a clear tree
structure (system tree).
–
Cameras tab
All available cameras are listed here. If currently available,
a snapshot is shown as a preview image for each camera.
–
I/O tab
All available digital inputs and outputs are listed here.
To insert elements in the working area:
1.
Click the Select tool
2.
Drag an element from the Overview pane to the working
.
area.
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Tips and tricks
9.3.1
Connecting the camera and the monitor window
As an administrator, you are able to assign particular rights to
the user, for example access options for cameras. Configure the
system and the site maps accordingly.
The following examples start from a site map that the user is
viewing in full-screen mode.
Example:
The user should have access to all cameras in the system.
Solution:
In VIDOS, assign the user the authorization to connect cameras.
The user can right-click in a monitor window in the site map and
connect any available camera to the monitor.
Note:
For this access option, it is not necessary to place camera icons
on the site map. However, this can make the system more
intuitive to use. The user can then easily establish the
connections using the drag-and-drop operation.
Example:
The user should only have access to particular cameras in the
system.
Solution:
Create the camera icons for the corresponding cameras in the
site map. In VIDOS, assign the user the authorization to connect
cameras. In VIDOS, create a location to which you can then
assign all cameras that the user is permitted to connect. This
prevents the user from being able to use the short menu in the
monitor window to access other cameras.
The user can connect the cameras that appear on the site map
using the drag-and-drop function. The user has no access to
other cameras.
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Example:
Several users should only have access to particular cameras in
the system, but these are different for each user.
Solution:
For each user, the procedure is as described in the previous
example. However, in VIDOS you should only assign to the
location either a camera that all users are permitted to access
or a camera that does not actually exist, so that the screen
remains black when connecting.
An individual user can access the cameras assigned to him by
creating connections using the drag-and-drop function on the
site map. He has no access to other cameras.
Example:
The user is not able to establish any connections himself.
Solution:
On the site map, create monitor windows and assign the
required video source to them in the Property Editor pane. Do
not insert any camera icons. In VIDOS, withdraw the
authorization to connect cameras from the user.
The user will not be able to change the camera connections.
9.3.2
Setting up hot spots
Monitoring can be automated by linking alarm scenarios to
actions that are triggered on a site map.
Example:
Where necessary, the user is able to view a particular location
quickly from different perspectives at the same time.
Solution:
In VIDOS, create presets for several cameras showing this
location. Also create an alarm scenario that results in the
cameras being aligned to these presets. At the point
representing this location on the site map, insert a descriptive
element, for example a text box. In the Property Editor pane,
set the onClick property for this element to trigger the alarm
scenario you have created.
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By clicking the element, the user triggers the alarm scenario
and the individual cameras move to the presets. The hot spot
can immediately be viewed from different angles.
Note:
–
If you are copying and pasting an element, it is pasted with
the same coordinates as the original. Move the element if
you want to access the original and the copy.
–
If the user is allowed to call up additional site maps,
consider whether the user should be able to revert to the
initial map. If necessary, create buttons for reverting to the
overall view or the last view displayed.
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Troubleshooting
Error sources
Error
Possible cause
The camera cannot be controlled
Incorrect (or no) controller
with VIDOS
for the selected camera
(see
Section 4.4.3 Controller
tab).
A newly selected
controller is only active
after the camera has been
connected to a monitor
window again.
The unit is listed but cannot be
Network connection
used.
interrupted
Connection parameter
incorrect
The unit has no power
supply
No additional assignment of units License expired
is possible
Video instances limited by
the user
Camera can only be moved
Network overloaded
slowly - images will be delayed in
transmission
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FAQ – frequently asked questions
The following procedures are described in this chapter:
Why does a camera change position when I am not actively
controlling it?
In some cases, the camera is involved in a currently active salvo
sequence with one or more presets. A salvo remains active as
long as an output is connected to a monitor.
Connections to software monitor windows are terminated if the
window is closed.
Connections to hardware monitors are terminated via the
Disconnect command in the shortcut menu of the monitor
window.
How do I back up my VIDOS configuration and settings?
The VIDOS installation directory contains a \data subdirectory.
This subdirectory contains the data for your personal
configuration (site maps, users, alarm scenarios etc.) in
encrypted form. The entire subdirectory should be backed up
on an external data medium at regular intervals.
To restore a backed up configuration, copy the backup data
into this subdirectory, overwriting any existing data.
Do recordings from a camera remain available after I have
changed the IP address?
Archive Player is used for recordings. Changing the IP
addresses do not affect the availability.
How do I ensure that certain data can only be accessed by
two users together?
If you have data that is subject to dual control, this can be
handled with user rights. To do this, set up a user that requires
two passwords to log in, then give one password to each of the
two persons who are to access the data only when together:
1.
Create a new user (see Section 4.12.4 Creating a user).
2.
Give the new user a name containing a plus sign (+). The
name must not contain spaces.
Example: You+Me.
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4.
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Click Apply.
Click the Details tab.
Two passwords can now be entered here instead of the
usual single password. Confirm both passwords by reentering them in the corresponding fields.
5.
6.
Assign the user to a user group.
Click OK.
A user with two passwords has been created.
Logon works like this:
1.
The users type the user name in the logon dialog box. As
soon as the plus sign (+) is entered, the box for the second
password becomes available.
2.
The users each type the passwords entrusted to them.
3.
Then the users click OK.
Why can't I export recordings from an NVR?
The target drive specified for the export must be present locally
on the NVR. It is not enough to map a network drive to the NVR.
Check whether the target drive in your case is local and
whether it has enough storage space available.
How can I simply back up the exported NVR recordings on a
CD?
The directory with the exported data can be mapped to a
computer with a CD writer. This will simplify access to the data
on that computer. Then use your standard CD writing software
to produce the CD. Take care to copy the entire contents of the
export folder, so that the data can be regenerated later as
required.
Proceed as follows to map the directory:
1.
On the NVR PC, right-click the directory with the exported
data, and then click Sharing and Security….
Note:
Typical directory path: \\NVR-PC\C\VIDOSNVR.data\export
2.
In the dialog box that is displayed, share the folder for
other users in the network. Read permission is sufficient.
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On the PC with the CD writer, right-click the My Network
Places icon on the desktop, and then click Map Network
Drive….
4.
In the dialog box that is displayed, select a drive letter for
the directory with the exported data.
5.
Click Browse…, and then select the NVR directory with the
6.
Click Finish. You may be asked to enter a user name and
exported data.
password for the NVR PC.
7.
Now the directory on the NVR can be accessed directly by
the PC with the CD writer, simply by using the drive with
the selected drive letter.
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Glossary
A
ANR
Automatic Network Replenishment
A technology which, in the case of network failures, requests
the missing data subsequently from networked video
transmitters with integrated memory, in order to ensure a
complete recording archive.
C
CCTV system
Closed Circuit Television
A closed system for recording, distributing, displaying and
archiving video recordings.
D
Data tunnel (tunneling)
Data are sent and forwarded over networks using protocols. In
some circumstances, a particular protocol may be unavailable
or should not be used for security reasons. Data tunneling is
used to get around this problem. Data that are already in transit
with a particular protocol are tunneled - wrapped or concealed
in another protocol.
Decoder
A processor in a video receiver that converts digital video data
from the network to analog signals for replay on analog
monitors;
or in certain cases a software decoder, a program that decodes
digital data for replay on the PC (decompression etc.).
Drag-and-drop
A particular method of using a PC mouse or similar device, in
which a process is triggered by moving an object on the screen
to another location by moving the pointer over it, holding down
the mouse button while moving the pointer and then releasing
the button to drop the object.
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Dual Streaming
An encoder makes two separately configurable video streams
available for each video input. Typically, a slow stream of high
quality and a fast stream of lower quality are transmitted.
E
Encoder
A processor in a video transmitter which converts analog video
data from a camera to digital data; occasionally used as a
general term for the entire transmitter unit.
F
Firmware
Software which is installed directly on a device, is intended
specifically for that device and is used to control it.
H
Hardware monitor window
Only preview images of the source will be shown on the work
area or site map. The actual display takes place on an external
analog monitor (a decoder is necessary).
I
IP address
Internet Protocol address
A unique numeric ID for a device within a network.
M
Monitor array
Multiple software monitor frames, which are shown on the
work area of the screen as a contiguous matrix.
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N
NVR
Network Video Recorder
A unit with high hard drive capacity on which the VIDOS-NVR
software runs. It is used for recording available video data on
the network for archiving purposes.
P
Preset
preconfigured fixed position for controllable cameras (can also
be merely a zoom change).
PTZ
Pan, Tilt, Zoom.
PTZ is a common abbreviation for controllable cameras.
R
Regular expressions
Regular expressions are character pattern definitions used for
searches. Searches may include not only the usual characters
and words, but other information as well. Information on
regular expressions can be found on the Internet or in
appropriate reference books.
Relay
An electronically controlled switch
S
Salvo (sequence)
Virtual rounds. The video data from various cameras or presets
will be shown on a monitor in a defined sequence.
Shortcut menu
The shortcut menu is displayed when the user right-clicks an
item. The shortcut menu lists commands pertaining only to the
item that the user clicked.
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Software monitor window
Digital video data will be shown in the window on the work area
of the screen / on the site map.
T
Trigger
Initiates an action or sequence.
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Index
A
access
exclusive 31
activate (alarm) 97
activation code 38
active recordings 48
alarm input
NVR recording 102
alarm management 112
alarm processing 36
alarm scenario
activate 97
appearance 71
Archive Player 38, 100
audio 71
autofocus 46
autoiris 46
Automatic Network Replenishment
NVR recording 101
C
camera
controller 43
NVR recording 101
camera address (camera controller)
44
camera control configure 43
camera controller
camera address 44
preferBuilltInPresets 44
showDomeControl 44
showFocusIrisControl 44
showPresetControl 44
camera tour
virtual 60
cascade 19
close application (permission) 73
configuration 19
window 34
configuration (permission) 73
Configuration Manager 12, 19, 22,
38
confirm (alarm) 97
connect menu (permission) 73
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camera to monitor 83
monitor to camera 83
connection type 42
context menu
monitor window 30
control panel 48
controller for a camera 43
CPU usage 48
create alarm scenarios 36
create new monitor 19
create trigger 36
create user 35
create user group 35
D
default stream source 47
device
setup 41
devices
resources 21
dial-up connection 42
docking windows 18
documentation
additional 12
dual authorization 156
E
exit 99
exit full-screen mode (permission)
73
F
F11 (key) 78, 91
full-screen 91
full-screen mode 18
G
global settings 70
H
http port 42
I
instant replay 71, 106
interfaces 43
interval triggers 116
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joystick 70
K
keyboard
external 48
L
lack of contrast
NVR recording 102
log off 18
log viewer 18
logging 70
loss of contrast (trigger) 115
M
manage recordings 104
management 22
mode
NVR recording 101
modify preset (permission) 73
monitor
external 84
monitor array new 51
motion alarm 115
NVR recording 102
N
new monitor array 19
O
original size 90
overview
window 23
P
password
assign to device 26
assign to user 76
assignment 76
peripherals 70
permission
close application 73
configuration 73
connect menu 73
exit full-screen mode 73
modify preset 73
recording menu 73
post-event time
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NVR recording 102
preferBuilltInPresets 44
preset
editing 58
open 89
program
start 81
properties 41
NVR 48, 100
output 62
step 61
R
recording 19
stop 48
recording menu (permission) 73
refresh 18
regular expressions
Logging 33
S
safety sign 9
salvos 36
seize control 31
setting started 38
showDomeControl 44
showFocusIrisControl 44
showPresetControl 44
signal loss (trigger) 115
single images 18
site map background 134
site maps 36
elements 93
overview for security personnel
92
snapshots 18, 107
creating 107
deleting 109
exporting 108
printing 108
viewing 107
software, version number 20
startup workspace 73
status 102
system tree 21
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workspace 36
TCP data tunneling 42
text to Find
Logging 33
tile 19
track time
NVR recording 101
transparent data 70
tree view 24
trigger
create 65
edit 66
error 118
logical 117
manual 118
relays 119
U
user
assigning rights 76
change 18, 78
change permissions 76
copy 77
current 20, 77
delete 77
edit 76
group new 72
new 75
user administration 72
user group
delete 75
edit 74
V
video 70
video input 47
video signal error
NVR recording 102
views 22
W
watermark 42
week timers 116
wildcard
logging 33
window
configuration 34
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