ACTi Mobile Client User Manual (iOS) v1.0.15

ACTi Mobile Client
User’s Manual
For iOS
V1.0.15 Version
2014/01/09
ACTi Mobile Client V1.0.15
Table of Contents
1 Overview
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Introduction.................................................................................... 3
Network Architecture ...................................................................... 3
2 Setup
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Pre-requisites .................................................................................. 4
Download & Installation................................................................. 5
Add a Server / Camera .................................................................... 6
Manage Sites .................................................................................. 8
Enter Edit Mode ............................................................................. 8
Delete/Modify a Site ....................................................................... 8
3 Connect a Site / Device
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4 Operation Instructions
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View Screen .................................................................................. 10
Send a Channel to TV Wall Monitor ............................................. 12
Single Channel Screen .................................................................. 14
Navigation Menu .......................................................................... 15
Take Snapshot ............................................................................. 15
Enable PTZ .................................................................................. 15
Manual Record ............................................................................. 15
Manual DO Trigger ....................................................................... 15
On-screen Alerts .......................................................................... 16
PTZ Operations ............................................................................ 17
Optical PTZ
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Go to Preset Points
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Digital PTZ
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Overview
Introduction
ACTi Mobile Client is a free app running on iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch) that
allows you to remotely monitor camera live view output from ACTi video management systems
and ACTi cameras.
This app can provide 6-grid live view, single channel live view, real-time PTZ control, digital
PTZ, going to presets, manual recording and screen snapshots on mobile devices.
ACTi Mobile Client is ready to connect with an ACTi central management system server, an
ACTi software network video recorder server, an ACTi standalone network video recorder and
an ACTi camera without further configuration or installation.
Network Architecture
The service architecture is described in the following figure. Please note that the architecture
may change to fit different applications.
3G / WiFi
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Software
NVR Server
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Mobile Client
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Camera
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Standalone
NVR Server
CMS Server
Scenario 1
ACTi Mobile Client connects with a software NVR server.
Scenario 2
ACTi Mobile Client connects with a standalone NVR server.
Scenario 3
ACTi Mobile Client connects with a central management system server.
Scenario 4
ACTi Mobile Client connects with a camera.
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Setup
Pre-requisites
Before using ACTi Mobile Client, please make sure pre-requisites below are fulfilled:
1. Your server site (software NVR servers, CMS servers or standalone NVR servers) or
camera firmware has been upgraded to the latest compatible versions.
Please refer to ACTi Mobile Client Release Notes
on http://www.acti.com/product/category/Video_Management_System for compatible
version information.
2. Your iOS device (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch) has been upgrade to iOS 5.0 or later.
3. To enable optical PTZ functions, preset points or video motion alerts on ACTi Mobile
Client, please make sure you have properly configured and tested the related
functions via CMS/NVR/ Standalone NVR/ camera firmware interface; to observe DI
status or enable Manual DO Trigger buttons, please connect well the devices with the
camera.
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Download & Installation
To start using ACTi Mobile Client, please download and install this app in your device.
In “App Store”, search the keyword “ACTi Mobile
Client” and install the app directly. It requires
Internet access for the mobile device.
After installation is complete, the application icon
will appear on main screen.
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Add a Server / Camera
Tap on
to execute ACTi Mobile Client.
Step 1
The Sites list is empty when you first enter ACTi
Mobile Client. Tap the Add button “ +” to start
editing a new site/camera.
Step 2
On “Choose Type” window, select the video
source type.
Select “Device” for a camera or a video encoder;
select “Server” for a CMS server, a software NVR
server or a standalone NVR server.
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Step 3
Enter Edit page to fill in the connection
properties for ACTi Mobile Client to connect
the site, and then click
to save this site.
●Name: Server / Camera name
●Host: IP / Domain name address
●Port: Port number
●Account: Server site / Camera account
●Password: The password for this account.
If this is a camera, please click “Get Device
Setting” before saving to make sure this device
is accessible.
Note
The permission to see certain views or devices on a NVR / CMS server is defined by the
group permissions of your account. If you cannot see certain views or devices, ask the system
administrator to modify your user group settings.
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Manage Sites
Upon entering ACTi Mobile Client interface, you will first see the Sites list.
Enter Edit Mode
To edit the existing sites, tap
on the bottom to
enter the edit screen.
Delete/Modify a Site
In edit mode, select a site, tap
tap on
to delete it or
to modify the site’s properties.
Note
On ACTi Mobile Client interface, you can
always tap
on title bar to return to the
upper layer
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Connect a Site / Device
Step 1
Tap on
execute ACTi Mobile Client. Tap a site
on Sites list.
Server Site Type
NVR Server
If you are connecting to a camera / video encoder
site, you will directly enter the live view.
CMS Server
Camera / Video Encoder
Note
Please make sure your site is accessible via
Internet, and that you iOS device is connected
to the Internet.
Step 2
After successfully connecting to a server site, you
will enter View Selection screen. The NVR
Sources (on CMS server site only) and User
customized Views will be listed here.
You may tap any view to enter the live view, or
choose “All Camera” to see all cameras live view.
Source / View Type
All Cameras
You can input the view name in Search Source /
View bar to perform a quick search.
NVR Source
Customized View
Note
ACTi Mobile Client will display each view in
6-grid layout despite the original view layout.
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Operation Instructions
View Screen
Upon entering a View, you will be provided with a 6-grid layout screen despite the original
layout style presented on original interface; each mini channel will display continuous live
snapshots at 1 frame per second.
View Name
Previous Page
Next Page
Page Indicator
If there are more than six camera channels in this view, the page indicator will appear on the
bottom, and you may swipe horizontally to navigate other pages.
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To enter a Single Channel Screen, tap the channel, and tap “Live View” on the popup
window.
Single Channel
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Send a Channel to TV Wall Monitor
Connected with a CMS server site, you may send a channel to a specific window on a certain
TV Wall monitor.
Step 1
- Tap on a single channel on 6-grid screen, and
select “Send to TV wall”, or
- Tap anywhere on the screen on a single
channel view, and select “Send to TV wall”.
Step 2
On TV Wall List, select a TV Wall station.
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Step 3
On Screen Selection, you will see the layout
arrangement of this TV Wall station. Simply tap
on your desired channel window, the channel
view will immediately be sent to the selected
channel window of that TV Wall station.
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Single Channel Screen
On a single channel screen displays the camera’s live streaming. You may:
● Watch live streaming of a camera by its original resolution.
● Switch to another camera channel or another View at ease.
● Observe triggered motion/DI indications
● Take a snaphot of live view
● Manipulate digital/optical PTZ operation
● Perform manual-recording
● Manually trigger DO devices
Navigation Menu
Previous Channel
Next Channel
Take
Manual
Snapshot Enable PTZ Record
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Manual
DO Trigger
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Function
Description
The Navatigation Menu offers shortcuts to other video source
screen:
Navigation Menu
Sites list
Source/View list
6-grid View screen
Take Snapshot
The snapshot will be saved as *.jpg file to the default photo
album on your device.
Tap to enable PTZ manupulation; tap again to return to normal
Enable PTZ
live view. For detailed instrucitons, please refer to the section
PTZ Operations in this document.
Click to start / stop manual recording. As the video is being
Manual Record
recorded, this button will appear red
until you click it again to
stop recording, and the recording is saved on your NVR server
site.
Tap it to bring up the DO buttons. If the DO device is connected,
the button will be enabled, and you may tap it to trigger the
device. You have to make sure the DO device has been well
Manual DO Trigger
connected and configured with the camera first.
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On-screen Alerts
You may observe two kinds of event alerts: detected motion and triggered digital input.
1
1
1
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If you have set motion regions for
this camera (has to be Stream 1),
the red frame will appear when
this motion region is detected.
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1
Once the connected DI device is triggered, the DI number will
appear in orange. You have to make sure the DI device has
been well connected and configured with the camera first.
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PTZ Operations
You may control Optical PTZ functions (for models with Pan/Tilt/Zoom capabilities) or Digital
PTZ functions (with all camera models) on single channel screen.
Optical PTZ
To manipulate Optical PTZ function, please make sure the PTZ functions have been
successfully enabled and properly set on NVR server. To start,
1. Tap
on the bottom to enable PTZ manupulation.
2. You will enter Optical PTZ mode. Use hand gestures to manupulate the movements
and zoom levels, or tap PTZ Mode Switch to switch to Digital PTZ mode.
3. To return to normal live view, tap
again.
PTZ Mode Switch
PTZ Switch Status
Optical PTZ
(PTZ device only)
Digital PTZ
Function
Zoom in
Zoom out
Pan / Tilt
Spread
Pinch
Swipe
Hand
Gesture
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Go to Preset Points
In Optical PTZ mode, if you have previously set the preset points for a PTZ device through
NVR interface, the Preset Point Panel button
will appear on the bottom. Tap on it, a list
will show pre-defined preset points. Tap on a preset point to make the device go to this point.
Close Button
Preset Point List
Preset Point Panel
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Digital PTZ
ACTi Mobile Client supports Digital PTZ operation by hand gestures on screen for all camera
models. To start,
1. Tap
on the bottom to enable PTZ manupulation.
2. Tap PTZ Mode Switch to enter Digital PTZ mode. Use hand gestures to perform
digital zooming, panning or tilting.
3. To return to normal live view, tap
again.
PTZ Mode Switch
PTZ S/witch Status
Optical PTZ
(PTZ device only)
Digital PTZ
Picture-in-Picture
Preview Window
Function
Zoom in
Spread
Zoom out
Double-tap
Pinch
Double-tap
Pan / Tilt
Swipe
Hand
Gesture
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