Network Video Recorder
User Manual
1.0.0.13
September, 2013
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© Copyright, DIGIEVER Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1.
1.1
Introduction .............................................................................. 1
Hardware Description ................................................................................. 2
1.1.1
DS-2000 Series ................................................................................. 2
1.1.2
DS-4000 Series ................................................................................. 3
1.1.3
DS-1100 Pro Series .......................................................................... 4
1.1.4
DS-2100 Pro Series .......................................................................... 5
1.1.5
DS-4200 Pro Series .......................................................................... 6
1.1.6
DS-8200-RM Pro Series.................................................................... 7
1.2
LED Indicators Status.................................................................................... 8
1.2.1
DS-2000 Series ................................................................................. 8
1.2.2
DS-4000 Series ............................................................................... 10
1.2.3
DS-1100 Pro Series ........................................................................ 11
1.2.4
DS-2100 Pro Series ........................................................................ 12
1.2.5
DS-4200 Pro Series ........................................................................ 13
1.2.6
DS-8200-RM Pro Series.................................................................. 15
1.3
HDMI and VGA connection ..................................................................... 17
Chapter 2.
NVR Installation ...................................................................... 18
2.1
System Requirements ................................................................................ 18
2.2
Connect to DIGISTOR ................................................................................ 19
2.2.1
Quick Guide .................................................................................... 19
2.2.2
Install EZ Search ............................................................................ 19
2.2.3
Install S-NVR Decoder ................................................................... 27
2.2.4
User Manual .................................................................................... 29
2.2.5
Browse CD ...................................................................................... 29
2.3
Quick Configuration .................................................................................. 33
2.3.1
Start................................................................................................. 33
2.3.2
Network Settings ............................................................................ 34
2.3.3
Server Settings ............................................................................... 35
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2.3.4
Date & Time .................................................................................... 36
2.3.5
Disk Management........................................................................... 38
2.3.6
Camera Settings ............................................................................. 46
2.3.7
Finish .............................................................................................. 46
Chapter 3.
3.1
Use DIGISTOR by Local Display ........................................... 47
Log in DIGISTOR NVR ................................................................................. 47
3.1.1
Anonymous login ........................................................................... 48
3.1.2
Virtual Keyboard ............................................................................ 49
3.2
Quick Configuration .................................................................................. 50
3.2.1
Start................................................................................................. 50
3.2.2
Network Settings ............................................................................ 50
3.2.3
Sever Settings ................................................................................ 51
3.2.4
Date & Time .................................................................................... 51
3.2.5
Disk Management........................................................................... 52
3.2.6
Camera Settings ............................................................................. 55
3.2.7
Finish .............................................................................................. 58
3.3
Live View ..................................................................................................... 58
3.4
Playback ..................................................................................................... 64
3.4.1
Steps to Search Playback Videos ................................................. 64
3.4.2
View Playback Videos .................................................................... 66
3.4.3
Playback Audio .............................................................................. 67
3.4.4
Export Files .................................................................................... 68
3.4.5
Snapshot of Playback .................................................................... 69
3.5
Others .......................................................................................................... 69
3.5.1
Screenshot in Local Display.......................................................... 69
Chapter 4.
4.1
Use DIGISTOR by Remote Web Browser ............................. 70
Live View ..................................................................................................... 70
4.1.1
Select View Modes on Live View Page ......................................... 71
4.1.2
Main Functions for Live View ........................................................ 72
4.1.3
Multi-NVR server ............................................................................ 82
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4.2
Playback ..................................................................................................... 83
4.2.1
4.3
Steps to Search Playback Videos ................................................. 84
Play Video Files .......................................................................................... 94
4.3.1
Windows Networking ..................................................................... 95
4.3.2
FTP Service .................................................................................. 100
Chapter 5.
5.1
Configuration ........................................................................ 102
IP Camera ................................................................................................. 102
5.1.1
Camera Settings ........................................................................... 102
5.1.2
Camera Parameter ....................................................................... 109
5.1.3
Camera Status .............................................................................. 112
5.2
Recording & Events ................................................................................. 113
5.2.1
Recording Settings ...................................................................... 113
5.2.2
Recording Schedule..................................................................... 115
5.2.3
Event & Action Management ....................................................... 119
5.2.4
Advanced Setting ......................................................................... 127
5.2.5
Alarm Schedule ............................................................................ 128
5.2.5
E-Mail ............................................................................................ 131
5.3
Disk Management ................................................................................... 133
5.3.1
Disk Management......................................................................... 133
5.3.2
File System Management ............................................................ 134
5.3.3
File Sharing Service ..................................................................... 135
5.4
Cloud ......................................................................................................... 137
5.4.1
Setup Dropbox Service ................................................................ 137
5.4.2
Share Files to Dropbox Server .................................................... 138
5.4.3
Remove Configuration and Online Sync .................................... 138
5.5
Network Setup .......................................................................................... 140
5.5.1
Network Setup .............................................................................. 140
5.5.2
Network Service ........................................................................... 142
5.5.3
DDNS ............................................................................................. 144
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5.6
Management ........................................................................................... 145
5.5.1
User Management ........................................................................ 145
5.5.2
Log System................................................................................... 149
5.5.3
Save/Load Configuration ............................................................. 153
5.5.4
USB Backup ................................................................................. 154
5.5.5
External IO Device ........................................................................ 159
5.7
System ....................................................................................................... 160
5.6.1
Device Information ....................................................................... 160
5.6.2
System Upgrade ........................................................................... 161
5.6.3
Language ...................................................................................... 162
5.6.4
Date &Time ................................................................................... 162
5.6.5
Buzzer ........................................................................................... 163
5.6.6
Reboot & Shutdown ..................................................................... 164
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Chapter 1.
Introduction
Before You Use This Product
When you first open the product’s package, verify that all the accessories listed on
the “Package Contents” of “Quick Installation Guide” are included. Before installing
the NVR, please read the instructions in the “Quick Installation Guide” to avoid
misuse and then follow the instructions in the “Hard Disk Installation” section to
avoid damages due to faulty assembly or installation.
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1.1 Hardware Description
1.1.1 DS-2000 Series
DS-2005/DS-2009/DS-2012/DS-2016
Figure 1-1. Front & Rear View of DS-2000 Series
1.
2.
3.
Figure LED indicators: LAN, eSATA, HDD1, HDD2
Power button
USB BACKUP button- Auto video backup
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
USB 2.0 X1 (Support auto video backup)
HDD1
HDD2
Gigabit LAN
USB 2.0 x 2
eSATA x 2 (reserved)
DI/DO (4 in 2 out)
Top to bottom: Vcc5V, GND, DI-1, DI-2, DI-3, DI-4, DO-1, DO-2
11. Reset button
12. Power connector
13. K-lock security slot
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1.1.2 DS-4000 Series
DS-4005/DS-4009/DS-4012/DS-4016
Figure 1-2. Front & Rear View of DS-4000 Series
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
LED indicators: LAN, eSATA, HDD1, HDD2, HDD3, HDD4
Power button
USB BACKUP button- Auto video backup
USB 2.0 x 1 (Support auto video backup)
HDD1
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
HDD2
HDD3
HDD4
Gigabit LAN
USB 2.0 x 2
eSATA x 2 (reserved)
DI/DO (4 in 2 out)
Top to bottom: Vcc5V, GND, DI-1, DI-2, DI-3, DI-4, DO-1, DO-2
13. Reset button
14. Power connector
15. K-lock security slot
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1.1.3 DS-1100 Pro Series
DS-1105 Pro/DS-1109 Pro/DS-1112 Pro/DS-1116 Pro/DS-1120 Pro/DS-1125 Pro
Figure 1-3. Front & Rear View of DS-1100 Pro Series
1.
2.
Power button
LED indicator: HDD
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
USB 2.0 x2
Power connector
USB 3.0 x 2
DVI (reserved)
eSATA x 1
HDMI x 1
Gigabit LAN
10. USB 2.0 x 2
11. Audio mic input
12. Audio output
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1.1.4 DS-2100 Pro Series
DS-2105 Pro/DS-2109 Pro/DS-2112 Pro/DS-2116 Pro/DS-2120 Pro/DS-2125 Pro
Figure 1-4. Front & Rear View of DS-2100 Pro Series
1.
2.
Power button
LED indicator: HDD
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
USB 2.0 x2
Power connector
USB 3.0 x 2
DVI (reserved)
eSATA x 1
HDMI x 1
Gigabit LAN
10. USB 2.0 x 2
11. Audio mic input
12. Audio output
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1.1.5 DS-4200 Pro Series
DS-4205 Pro/DS-4209 Pro/DS-4212 Pro/DS-4216 Pro/DS-4220 Pro/DS-4225
Pro/DS-4232 Pro
Figure 1-5. Front & Rear View of DS-4200 Pro Series
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
LED indicators: LAN1, LAN2, eSATA, HDD1, HDD2, HDD3, HDD4
Power button
USB BACKUP button - Auto video backup
USB 2.0 x 1 (Support auto video backup)
USB 2.0 x 1
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
HDD1
HDD2
HDD3
HDD4
Gigabit LAN x 2
USB 2.0 x 4
eSATA x 2 (reserved)
VGA output
HDMI output
DI/DO (4 in 2 out)
Top to bottom: Vcc5V, GND, DI-1, DI-2, DI-3, DI-4, DO-1, DO-2
16. Reset button
17. Power connector
18. K-lock security slot
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1.1.6 DS-8200-RM Pro Series
DS-8209-RM Pro/ DS-8212-RM Pro/ DS-8216-RM Pro/ DS-8220-RM Pro/ DS-8225-RM
Pro/DS-8232-RM Pro
Figure 1-64. Front & Rear View of DS-8200-RM Pro Series
1. LED indicators: LAN1, LAN2, eSATA, HDD1, HDD2, HDD3, HDD4, HDD5, HDD6,
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
HDD7, HDD8
Power button
USB BACKUP button - Auto video backup
USB 3.0 x 1 (Support auto video backup)
HDD1
HDD2
HDD3
8. HDD4
9. HDD5
10. HDD6
11. HDD7
12. HDD8
13. Gigabit LAN x 2
14. USB 2.0 x 4
15. eSATA x 2 (reserved)
16. VGA output
17. HDMI output
18. DI/DO (4 in 2 out)
Right to left: Vcc5V, GND, DI-1, DI-2, DI-3, DI-4, DO1, DO2
19. Reset button
20. Power connector
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1.2 LED Indicators Status
1.2.1 DS-2000 Series
DS-2005/DS-2009/DS-2012/DS-2016
Figure 1-5. DS-2000 Series Front Panel & RJ-45 Port
LED on Front Panel
LED
LAN
eSATA
HDD1
HDD2
Power
BACKUP
LED Color & Status
Indicate
Off
LAN Link is not established
Orange
LAN Link is established
Orange blinking
LAN is being accessed
Off
No data transmission
Orange blinking
The eSATA device is being accessed
Off
Hard disk drive device is not established
Green
Hard disk drive is ready to be accessed
Green blinking
Hard disk drive data is being accessed
Red blinking
Hard disk drive error occurs
(Blinking with 0.5Hz)
Red
Hard disk drive failure and need to be removed
Off
Power Off
Green
Power On
Red
System error occurs
Off
USB device is not detected
Blue
USB device is ready
Blue blinking
NVR data is being copied to the USB device
(Blinking with 1Hz)
Red
Backup error occurs
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LED on RJ-45 Port on Rear Panel
LED
LED Position
LAN
Link/Activity
(Right LED)
LAN
Speed
(Left LED)
LED Status
Indicate
Off
LAN Link is not established
Yellow
LAN Link is established
Yellow blinking
LAN Activity is occurring
Off
10M/100Mbps connection or no
connection
Orange
1000Mbps connection
Note:
**USB BACKUP will beep and process after long pressing BACKUP button for 3
seconds.
**To turn off your NVR, long pressing power button at least 2 seconds.
**To turn on your NVR, long pressing power button at least 3 seconds.
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1.2.2 DS-4000 Series
DS-4005/DS-4009/DS-4012/DS-4016
Figure 1-6. DS-4000 Series Front Panel & RJ-45 Port
LED on Front Panel
LED
LAN
eSATA
HDD1
HDD2
HDD3
HDD4
Power
BACKUP
LED Color & Status
Indicate
Off
LAN Link is not established
Orange
LAN Link is established
Orange blinking
LAN is being accessed
Off
No data transmission
Orange blinking
The eSATA device is being accessed
Off
Hard disk drive device is not established
Green
Hard disk drive is ready to be accessed
Green blinking
Hard disk drive data is being accessed
Red blinking
Hard disk drive error occurs
Blinking with 0.5Hz
Red
Hard disk drive failure and need to be removed
Off
Power Off
Green
Power on and NVR System is ready
Red
System error occurs
Off
USB device is not detected
Blue
USB device is ready
Blue blinking
NVR data is being copied to the USB device
(Blinking with 1Hz)
Red
Backup error occurs
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LED on RJ-45 Port on Rear Panel
LED
LED Position
LAN
Link/Activity
(Right LED)
LAN
Speed
(Left LED)
LED Status
Indicate
Off
LAN Link is not established
Yellow
LAN Link is established
Yellow blinking
LAN Activity is occurring
Off
10M/100Mbps connection or no
connection
Orange
1000Mbps connection
*USB BACKUP will start and beep after 3 seconds user presses BACKUP button.
**To turn off NVR, users need to press power button at least 2 seconds.
***To turn on NVR, users need to press power button at least 3 seconds.
1.2.3 DS-1100 Pro Series
DS-1105 Pro/DS-1109 Pro/DS-1112 Pro/DS-1116 Pro/DS-1120 Pro/DS-1125 Pro
Figure 1-7. DS-1100 Pro Series Front Panel
Note:
**To turn off your NVR, long pressing power button at least 2 seconds.
**To turn on your NVR, long pressing power button at least 3 seconds.
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1.2.4 DS-2100 Pro Series
DS-2105 Pro/DS-2109 Pro/DS-2112 Pro/DS-2116 Pro/DS-2120 Pro/DS-2125 Pro
Figure 1-8. MX-1000 Series Front Panel
Note:
**To turn off your NVR, long pressing power button at least 2 seconds.
**To turn on your NVR, long pressing power button at least 3 seconds.
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1.2.5 DS-4200 Pro Series
DS-4205 Pro/DS-4209 Pro/DS-4212 Pro/DS-4216 Pro/DS-4220 Pro/DS-4225
Pro/DS-4232 Pro
Figure 1-7. DS-4200 Pro Series Front Panel & RJ-45 Port
LED on Front Panel
LED
LAN1
LAN2
eSATA
HDD1
HDD2
HDD3
HDD4
Power
BACKUP
LED Status
Indicate
Off
LAN Link is not established
Orange
LAN Link is established
Orange blinking
LAN activity is occurring
Off
No data transmission
Orange blinking
The eSATA device is being accessed
Off
Hard disk drive device is not ready
Green
Hard disk drive is being accessed
Green blinking
Hard disk drive data is being accessed
Red blinking
Hard disk drive error occurs
(Blinking with 0.5Hz)
Red
Hard disk drive failure and need to be removed
Off
Power Off
Green
Power On
Red
System error occurs
Off
USB device is not detected
Blue
USB device is ready
Blue blinking
The NVR data is being copied to the USB device
(Blinking with 1Hz)
Red
Backup error occurs
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LED on RJ-45 Connection at Rear Panel
LED
LED Position
LAN1
LAN2
Link/Activity
(Right LED)
LAN1
LAN2
Speed
(Left LED)
LED/State
Indicate
Off
LAN Link is not established
Yellow
LAN Link is established
Yellow Blinking
LAN activity is occurring
Off
10Mbps connection or no connection
Green
100Mbps connection
Orange
1000Mbps connection
*USB BACKUP will start and beep after 3 seconds user presses BACKUP button.
**To turn off NVR, user needs to press power button at least 2 seconds.
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1.2.6 DS-8200-RM Pro Series
DS-8209-RM Pro/ DS-8212-RM Pro/ DS-8216-RM Pro/DS-8220-RM Pro/ DS-8225-RM
Pro/DS-8232-RM Pro
Figure 1-8. Front View of DS-8200-RM Pro Series & RJ-45 Port
LED at Front Panel
LED
LAN1
LAN2
eSATA
HDD1
HDD2
HDD3
HDD4
HDD5
HDD6
HDD7
HDD8
Power
BACKUP
LED Status
Indicate
Off
LAN Link is not established
Orange
LAN Link is established
Orange blinking
LAN Activity is occurring
Off
No data transmission
Orange blinking
The eSATA device is being accessed
Off
Hard disk drive device is not ready
Green
Hard disk drive is being accessed
Red blinking
Hard disk drive error occurs
Blinking with 0.5Hz
Red
Hard disk drive failure and need to be removed
Off
Power Off
Green
Power On
Red
System error occurs
Off
USB device is not detected
Blue
USB device is ready
Blue blinking
The NVR data is being copied to the USB device
(Blinking with 1Hz)
Red
Backup error occurs
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LED on RJ-45 Connection at Rear Panel
LED
LED Position
LAN1
LAN2
Link/Activity
(Right LED)
LAN1
LAN2
Speed
(Left LED)
LED/State
Indicate
Off
LAN Link is not established
Yellow
LAN Link is established
Yellow Blinking
LAN activity is occurring
Off
10Mbps connection or no connection
Green
100Mbps connection
Orange
1000Mbps connection
*USB BACKUP will start and beep after 3 seconds user presses BACKUP button.
**To turn off NVR, user needs to press power button at least 2 seconds.
*** The LED in the HDD trays are reserved.
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1.3 HDMI and VGA connection
DS-4200 Pro Series and DS-8200-RM Pro Series provide HDMI and VGA port for local
display. Users can connect both of HDMI and VGA at the same time for video output.
Scenario A: If both monitors are Full HD(1920x1080),those will be shown as Full HD.
Scenario B: If both monitors are XGA (1024x768), those will be shown all as XGA.
Scenario C: If one of monitors is 1920x1080 and another is 1024x768, both monitors
are set as 1024x768
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Chapter 2.
NVR Installation
2.1 System Requirements
The following information is the minimum level of system requirements for a
personal computer to operate DIGISTOR in better performance:

Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® XP/ Vista/ 7

Browser
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0 or above (32-bit)

CPU
For channels under 16 : Intel® Dual core CPU 3.0 GHz or above.
For channels over 16 : Intel® i5/i7 CPU 3.3 GHz or above.

Network
Minimum 10/100 Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet is recommended)

Note: * User is suggested to connect cameras and NVR with Gigabit switch.
Memory
For channels under 16 :DDR3 4G or above.
For channels over 16 : DDR3 8G or above

Graphics Adapter
AGP or PCI-Express, minimum 1024×768, 16 bit colors, 1G memory or above


Note: It is highly recommended to use a graphics adaptor which provides
higher than resolutions 1024 x 768 in order to experience the full benefits of the
software.

Make sure the display DPI setting is set to default at 96DPI

To set DPI value, right-click on desktop, choose “Settings” tab >>
“Advanced” >> “General.”
CD-ROM Drive
It is necessary to read the operating instructions in the provided CD-ROM.
Adobe Reader
It is necessary to read the operating instructions in the provided CD-ROM.
The audio function will not work if a sound card is not installed in the PC.
Audio may be interrupted depending on network traffic.
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2.2 Connect to DIGISTOR
To begin, please insert the product CD-ROM in a PC to access the Quick Guide, User
Manual and install the utilities. As user runs the product CD, the following menu is
displayed.
2.2.1
Quick Guide
Click “Quick Guide”
to enter the folder and double click the file
to open. Please read Quick Guide to quickly understand the process of NVR
installation.
2.2.2
Install EZ Search
Click “Install EZ Search”
to find DIGISTOR in the network. Please
follow the instructions to install and EZ Search will run automatically.
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When installing EZ Search, Shield Wizard window for EZ Search will pop up.
Click “Next” to continue installation.
Read the license agreement and click “I accept the terms of the license agreement”.
Click “Next” to continue installation.
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Select a location of destination and select a folder where the setup can install files.
The default location is: C:\Program Files (x86)\DIGIEVER\EZ Search. Users can also
install EZ Search in other folder by clicking “Change” and select a location as below.
Click “OK” to save the setting.
Once a folder is selected, please click “OK” to continue installation.
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The window shows that the Install Shield Wizard is installing EZ Search.
Please wait until the Wizard completes the installation.
The Install Shield has successfully installed EZ Search. Select “Create Desktop
Shortcut”/ “Create Quick Launch Shortcut”/ “Create Start Menu Shortcut” and
please click “Next” to continue.
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The installation is complete. Please click “Launch application when done installing”
to execute EZ Search.
After finishing the setup, the window of EZ Search will pop up.
Easy Search will execute automatically and show NO., Name, IP Address, Mac
Address and Model name of connected DIGISTOR.
Users can click “Search” to search NVR.
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Introduction of EZ Search
EZ Search provides three kinds of toolbars for users:
1. File
You can click “Exit” to leave EZ Search and close the window.
2. Setting
Configure UPnP and Network by clicking “Setting” in the top left or in the middle
right.
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Note: Users will be prompted to enter the login information of NVR
before being allowed to change the setting.
When accessing the NVR setting, users will be prompted to enter
username and password. For the first-time use, the default username and
password are admin/admin. When the correct username and password
have been entered, click “Login” to continue.
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1) UPnP
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) simplifies the process of adding a NVR to a local
area network. Once connected to a LAN, NVR will automatically appear on the
internet. You can rename UPnP Name on the DIGISTOR. Click “OK” to finish the
setting.
2) Network
Two models are provided for setting the network: DHCP and Static IP.
3. Option
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Option provides twelve languages
Once you click “Connect” or double click the selected NVR list, IE browser will pop
up automatically for the web-based interface.
2.2.3
Install S-NVR Decoder
Click “Install S-NVR Decoder”
instructions to setup.
to install decoder and follow the
Install Shield Wizard window will pop up and please click “Next” to continue
installation.
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Read license agreement and click “I accept the terms of the license agreement.”
Click “Next” to continue installation.
The installation Wizard is installing S-NVR Decoder.
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The installation is complete. Please click “Finish” to close the window.
2.2.4
User Manual
Click “User Manual”
manual file to read.
2.2.5
to open the folder and double-click on user
Browse CD
Click “Browse CD”
to open the folder of current Autorun.exe file.
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2.2.6
Activate Live View Service
1. Connect to NVR
After setting the EZ Search and S-NVR Decoder, users can connect to the web-based
interface by the following two options: EZ Search or IE browser
1) EZ Search
Once you click “Connect” or double click the selected NVR list, the IE
browser will pop up automatically.
2) IE browser
Log in to the system by entering its IP address in IE browser.
2.
Enter username and password:
For first-time use, the default username and password are “admin/admin.”
3.
Select the languages for the UI.
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4. Allow ActiveX Control
After logging in the NVR, users are recommended to install ActiveX control for the
first-time installation.
1) Left-click on the description “This website wants to run the following
add-on: ‘NVR ActiveX’ from ‘DIGIEVER Corporation’…..”
2) Left-click on the description “Run Add on.”
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3) Left-click “Run” to use licensed ActiveX controls.
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2.3 Quick Configuration
After users log in DIGISTOR and install the ActiveX control, the system will direct you
to set Quick Configuration in five main steps. Follow the instructions of the Overview
of wizard to complete system setup.
2.3.1
Start
System will lead you to “Start” from the drop-down menu of Configuration Utility to
begin.
To initial the configuration, please study the Overview of wizard first. Through five
steps, the wizard will guide you to set up the system quickly.
Click “Start” in Overview of wizard page to begin Quick Configuration.
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2.3.2
Network Settings
Please select “Network Settings” from the drop-down menu of Configuration Utility
to begin.
Users need to adjust the settings in the Network Setup page in order to let NVR work
properly within network.

There are 2 methods to configure IP address
1. Obtain an IP address automatically (NVR Default)
Obtain an available dynamic IP address assigned by a DHCP server. If this option
is selected, DIGISTOR will automatically obtain an available dynamic IP address
from the DHCP server once it connects to the network.
2. Specify an IP address.
If there is no DHCP server existing in network environments, the static IP
address will be given as 192.168.1.245. It should be adaptable in most
networking environment, and user can choose to maintain the default IP
address or change it in this page. However, it’s recommended setting different
IP address of DIGISTOR if there is more than one DIGISTOR in the same LAN.
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To assign a static IP address to the DIGISTOR:
1. Select “Specify an IP address”
2. Enter the IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway IP Address and DNS server
address.
3. If IP Address is changed, user needs to log out DIGISTOR and login in again.
Click “Next” to proceed with the configuration.
2.3.3
Server Settings
Please select “Server Settings” from the drop-down menu of Configuration Utility to
begin.
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
Server name with UPnP
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) simplifies the process of adding a NVR to a local area
network. Once connected to LAN, the DIGISTOR will automatically appear on the
internet. User can select to enable the function with UPnP and edit a sever name.

Password Settings
Each NVR comes with a built-in “admin” account with password “admin.” It’s highly
recommended to change the password upon the initial login. Enter a new password
in the “New Password” field and enter it again in “Retype Password.” Since you
confirm “Next,” the administrator password will be changed.
2.3.4
Date & Time
Please select “Date & Time” from the drop-down menu of Configuration Utility to
begin.
1. Manual setting
Use the drop-down list and configure the time manually. Select the Year, Month,
Date and Time. Time setting will be effective when you click “Next.”
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2.
Time Zone: Synchronize with an Internet time server automatically.
Select the time zone of your area and update the date and time of the DIGISTOR
automatically with an NTP server. User also has an option to automatically adjust
daylight saving time.
Configure the time and date by verifying and adjusting current local time and
daylight saving to avoid the following errors:

Incorrect display time for playback videos.

Inconsistent display time of event logs and when they actually occur.
Please enter the hostname of a valid NTP server to synchronize the server time with
an Internet time server. NTP (Network Time Protocol) is a protocol to synchronize the
clocks of a computer system.
Built-in NTP server in NVR
DIGISTOR NVR provides the NTP server function for client device to synchronize the
time clock. It helps to maintain the same time schedule in surveillance system.
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2.3.5
Disk Management
Please select “Disk Management” from the drop-down menu of Configuration
Utility to begin.
If hard disk is not installed in NVR, the page will show “Disk doesn’t exist.”
Once an available hard disk drive is inserted into the tray, Disk Information will show
in Device Information and users can start to create new RAID Disk.
1.
Disk Information
Device Information provides details of the hard disk drive: HDD Model, Serial NO.,
Capacity and Status.
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2.
Create
As the hard disk drive is available, the status of Device Information shows “Ready,”
which indicates the hard disk drive is ready to be created.
Please click “Create” to enter the window for building New RAID Disk and select the
hard disk drive in the Free HDDs field.
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The selected hard disk drive in the Free HDDs field will be marked in blue and please
click
to recruit the hard disk drive into Assigned HDDs field.
The selected hard disk drive in Assigned HDDs field will be marked in blue.
Meanwhile, Target RAID Disk is ready to build RAID disk and it shows five types of
disk configuration.
The introduction of disk configuration is in the below table.
Disk Configuration
Big Drive
(Linear)
Big Drive is a collection of hard disk drives and does not provide
any RAID protection. The data are written to the disks
continuously.
Performance
(Raid0)
RAID0 is one larger volume with 2 or more hard disk drives. The
data are written to the hard disk drives without any parity
information. The total storage capacity is the sum of all hard disk
drives.
Fault
Tolerant
(Raid1)
2 hard disk drives are required to create a RAID1 array. RAID1 can
provide disk mirroring by duplicating the data between two hard
disk drives.
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Fault
A minimum of 3 hard disk drives are required to create RAID5. The
Tolerant
(Raid5)
data are striped in all hard drives in a RAID5 array and the parity
information is stored in each drive. If a hard disk drive fails, the
array enters degraded mode. The data can be rebuilt from other
member drives after installing a new drive to replace the failed
one.
Fault
Tolerant
(Raid10)
Data are written in stripes across primary disks that have been
mirrored to the secondary disks. A typical RAID 10 configuration
consists of four drives, two for striping and two for mirroring
RAID 10 is supported in DS-8200-RM Pro and DS-4200 Pro Series only.
Select a type of disk configuration, and please click “Apply” to execute building new
RAID disk.
Note: Don’t turn off the server or unplug any hard drives when RAID Disk is in
building process.
Please wait. The disk configuration is in a process.
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The progress is under “formatting….20%”. Please wait till 100%.
The progress is in “Create swap” and is going to finish the disk building.
Finally, the RAID disk building is complete.
After the RAID disk is created, RAID List shows RAID Name and available storage
devices. Device Information provides status of the hard drive: RAID Name, Level,
Capacity, Status-Active, Action State, Background Activity and Progress-none.
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3. Delete
After the RAID Disk is created, “Delete” option is available.
If user is going to delete RAID disk, please refer to following description.
In “Delete” option, user can remove or format RAID disk by selecting the RAID disk.
In the table, RAID Name, RAID type, Capacity and Status are shown.

Remove
Click “Remove” to delete RAID Disk. Once “Remove” is clicked, a window will
pop up to ensure the execution.
To delete RAID Disk, click “OK” to proceed.
Please wait. The deletion is in a process.
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If users want to change the RAID level setting, please click ‘‘Remove.’’ After the
RAID Disk is removed, the Status in Device information shows “Ready,” then
users can go back to Create page to continue the new RAID level configuration.
Note: Once you remove the disk and continually create it, the recorded
video will be formatted.

Format
Click “Format” to format the RAID disk, all recorded videos will be deleted.
Once “Format” is clicked, a window will pop up to ensure the execution.
To format RAID disk, click “OK” to continue.
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Hard disk drive is formatting.
Please wait for formatting until 100%.
After the RAID disk is formatted, device Information shows status- “active”.
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2.3.6
Camera Settings
Please see Chapter 5.1.1 .
2.3.7
Finish
Please select “Finish” from the drop-down menu of Configuration Utility to begin.
Once five steps of Quick Configuration are completed, the window will show the
completed status. You can click “Back” to return to the previous steps to modify the
configuration or click “Start Live view” to start monitoring.
To review the setting or information of Quick Configuration, user can also select
“Quick Configuration” in the left of the Configuration main page.
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Chapter 3.
Use DIGISTOR by Local Display
NVR can be connected to a monitor via HDMI and VGA port to execute quick
configuration and display live view.
Note: Local display feature is supported by DIGISTOR Pro Series only, including
DS-1100 Pro, DS-2100 Pro, DS-4200 Pro Series and DS-8200-RM Pro
Series.
To start local display, please check the steps below:
1. Please install at least one hard disk drive in your DIGISTOR.
2. Connect DIGISTOR and IP cameras to the network.
3. Make sure the HDMI or VGA monitor is connected to the port (HDMI or VGA) of
DIGISTOR rear panel.
4. Please connect a USB mouse to the USB port of DIGISTOR.
5. Please connect power cord and connector to turn on DIGISTOR.
6. When you enter the log in interface of DIGISTOR, please enter default user name
“admin” and password “admin” and select languages.
3.1 Log in DIGISTOR NVR
Users have to key in the correct username and password to login NVR
Resolution:
User can select the resolution 1920x1080 or 1024x768 in login page, when the
monitor supports both types of resolution.
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3.1.1
Anonymous login
Anonymous login allows users to login without username and password.
Anonymous user can only view live monitoring and playback page in local monitor,
however, the configuration page will be disable. While anonymous login is applied,
system will automatically log in without authorization process after boot up.
Start to setup the anonymous login
A. Please go to the user management page of remote web browser, and go to
Advance Settings. Check the “Enable Anonymous Access .“
B.
Enable the “Anonymous” at the local display login page, and then log in.
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3.1.2
Virtual Keyboard
Users can choose to use USB keyboard for typing in local display of DIGISTOR, or fill
out columns with virtual keyboard. The virtual keyboard in local display can be
enabled from the right side of each column.
There are 3 types of virtual keyboard can be chosen, including Upper case, Lower
case and Symbols.
-Upper case
-Lower case
-Symbols
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3.2 Quick Configuration
After you log in local display of DIGISTOR, the system will direct you to set Quick
Configuration in five main steps. Follow the instructions of the Overview of wizard to
complete the system setup.
Please refer to chapter 2.3 Quick Configuration for more information.
3.2.1 Start
To begin, please study the Overview of wizard and the wizard will guide you through
five steps to configure the system quickly.
Click “Start” in Overview of wizard page to begin Quick Configuration.
3.2.2 Network Settings
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
Obtain an IP address automatically
Obtain an available dynamic IP address assigned by a DHCP server.

Specify an IP address.
The static IP address can be assigned.
Click “Next” to proceed with the configuration.
3.2.3 Sever Settings

Server name with UPnP
Users can select to enable the UPnP function and edit the sever name. Once UPnP is
enabled, DIGISTOR can be searched on the intranet (LAN).

Password Settings
Each DIGISTOR comes with a built-in “admin” account with password “admin.” It’s
highly recommended to change the password upon the initial login.
3.2.4 Date & Time
1. Manual setting
Use the drop-down list and configure the time manually.
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2.
Time Zone: Synchronize with an Internet time server automatically.
Select the time zone of your area and update the date and time of the DIGISTOR
automatically with an NTP server. User also has an option to automatically adjust
daylight saving time.
Please click “Next” to continue configuration.
3.2.5 Disk Management
1.
Disk Information
Device Information provides details of the hard disk drive: HDD Model, Serial NO.,
Capacity and Status.
2. Create
As the hard disk drive is available, the status of Device Information shows “Ready,”
which indicates the hard disk drive is ready to be created. Please click “Create” to
enter the window for building New RAID Disk and select the hard disk drive in the
Free HDDs field.
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The selected hard disk drive in the Free HDDs field will be highlighted and please
click
to recruit the hard disk drive into Assigned HDDs field.
The selected hard disk drive in Assigned HDDs field will be marked in blue. Select a
type of disk configuration, and please click “Apply.”
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After the RAID disk is created, RAID List shows RAID Name and available storage
devices.
3. Delete
In “Delete” option, users can remove or format RAID disk by selecting the RAID disk.

Remove
If users want to change the RAID level setting, please click "Remove." After the
RAID Disk is removed, the Status in Device information shows “Ready,” then
users can go back to Create page to continue the new RAID level configuration.

Format
Click “Format” to format the RAID disk, all recorded videos will be deleted.
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3.2.6 Camera Settings
Camera settings
There are two options for adding a new camera:
1. Camera Search
2. Auto Detection
1. Camera Search:
Click “Search” to find out UPnP devices within the LAN.
Add cameras by clicking “+” from the list one by one.
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Users should manually enter Camera Name, User Name, and Password. Then click
“apply” to submit the settings.
Applied cameras will be shown in the Camera List.
2. Auto Detection:
Manually enter Camera Name, IP Address, User Name, Password and select the
vendor or Auto, then click “Apply” to start connecting to the IP camera.
All applied cameras will be shown in Camera List. Please click “Next” to proceed.
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Generic RTSP/ Generic MJPEG
DIGISTOR NVR provides the interface for users to enter RTSP/ MJPEG URLs of IP
cameras to receive the video streaming from IP cameras. The streaming can be used
in live view, recording and playback.
Generic RTSP and Generic MJPEG functions can be selected in the vendor list of
camera setting page.
Please enter the Generic URL column with proper RTSP or MJPEG URLs.
If Generic RTSP method is selected, RTSP port should be filled out too.
Click “apply” to submit the settings.
The most correct URLs should be provided from each camera vendors.
Users may also refer to websites
- https://www.soleratec.com/rtsp/`
- http://www.ispyconnect.com/sources.aspx
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3.2.7 Finish
Once five steps of Quick Configuration are complete, the window will show a
completed status.
3.3 Live View
After the Quick Configuration is complete, users can successfully monitor IP cameras.
In live view page, users can monitor cameras in various display modes and control
PTZ cameras.
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Firmware version
User can easily find out the firmware version in the live view page
On top right of live view, users can select four view modes.
Mode
Description
Live View:
Click “Live View” to control the monitoring instantaneously.
Playback:
Click “Playback” to play and to export the recorded video files.
Configuration:
Click “Configuration” to configure camera, recording, event, management,
network, quick configuration and system.
Logout:
Click " Logout " to leave DIGISTOR.
Display mode
DIGISTOR supports multi-display modes for monitoring. Click the icon of display
mode to monitor live view. When you click a display mode, the mode icons will turn
into blue.
Icon
Description
Full Screen
1 screen
4 screen
9 screen
12 screen
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16 screen
20 screen
25 screen
5+1 screen
Sequential mode
Icon
Description
Play:
Start monitoring.
Stop:
Stop monitoring.
Drop:
Drop the camera from monitoring.
Drop all:
Drop all cameras from monitoring.
Warning frame
A red warning frame will be shown on the channel when a motion event is detected.
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When the motion event is awarded, user can simply click on the channel with mouse,
the warning frame will be stopped.
The warning frame can be enable/disable, please refer to Chapter 4. 1.2
PTZ Control Panel
If the IP camera supports PTZ function, user can use the control panel to adjust the
viewing angle. The following functions are available depending on the camera
models.
Icon
Description
PTZ panel:
PTZ allows users to monitor large areas with a single network
camera. Pan, tilt, and zoom functions can be controlled
remotely by users. If device supports PTZ control, users can
click on the arrows to pan and/ or tilt the camera. The house in
the middle can take you back to original monitoring position.
Preset positions:
Select the preset positions which are defined in PTZ camera
and the camera will move to the position that user selects.
Optical zoom out/ Optical zoom in:
If camera supports PTZ control, adjust the PTZ camera to zoom
out or zoom in.
Schedule for PTZ:
Select “Set” to set camera preset position.
It can open the dialog to set how many times PTZ cruise to
repeat and how many seconds stay between each preset point.
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Schedule for PTZ:
Click “Go” to start PTZ patrol schedule.
Exchange Streaming Type
DIGISTOR NVR allows users to setup the dual streaming configurations in camera
parameter page if cameras support dual stream. It is suggested stream 1 is set for
higher resolution and stream 2 for lower resolution, which helps users to choose the
proper streaming in live view with intuitive control.
To switch the different streaming, users can select the channel in live view page and
right click the mouse to show the list.
When “Optimize” is enable, streaming type is adjusted automatically in different
display modes.
When “Optimize” is disabled, users can manually adjust streaming type, which will
be memorized in different display modes.
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Snapshot of live view in local display
Snapshot in live view allows users to capture the live view image in local display.
The snapshot image can be found in the folder – Public/liveview_snapshot. It can be
access through Windows Networking or FTP service at File Sharing service in
Configuration page.
CPU Loading Indicator
CPU indicator in live view helps users to know the CPU loading immediately.
CPU indicator shows blue when the CPU loading is 70% or under, and shows red as
warning when it reach to more than 70%.
Changing video configuration, like resolution, FPS and video quality or changing RAID
type, can influence CPU loading to find the best balance in NVR.
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3.4
Playback
Playback is a function that allows users to view recorded videos from cameras
connected to the DIGISTOR. DIGISTOR offers synchronized playback up to four
cameras and easy steps provided to help user sort through the recorded videos
quickly.
3.4.1
Steps to Search Playback Videos
Select cameras
Users can select up to four cameras to play the recorded video at the same time.
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Select time period:
Users can designate the specific time for the playback video.
If the selected cameras have recorded videos in the indicated period of time, dates
will be shown in a blue background.
Select the type of recorded videos:
There are four types of recorded videos: Normal, Event, Video Clip and Recovery.
After selecting the video type and time period, click the play button
playback.
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to start
3.4.2
View Playback Videos
The screen shows the recording time of each channel in the top of each grid.
Click
to view the video in full screen.
One-screen
and four-screens
are also provided to display playback.
Digital zoom in and digital zoom out
The image can be enlarged by clicking digital zoom-in button.
The image can also return to previous sizes by clicking the digital zoom out button.
Video play speed control
1
2
3
4
1. Play: Click the button to play video file.
2. Speed down: When you click “speed down,” the recorded video will play in slower
speeds.
3. Pause: to temporarily stop the playback.
4. Speed up: When you click “speed up,” the recorded video will play faster.
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The play speed is displayed above the seek bar.
Seek Bar
By moving the seek bar, users can go to the specific recording time directly. Date and
time are shown above the seek bar to provide time reference.
3.4.3 Playback Audio
The audio will be played according to the channel selected on the screen.
Volume adjustment
After channel selection, users can adjust the volume by using volume button.
Audio mute
The mute function disables audio for all playback channels.
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3.4.4 Export Files
Export function allows users to export file to USB device or USB type DVD burner
directly.
Please select cameras, video file types, date and the time period first, and then click
the export button to copy the files.
Users will be asked whether DIGIPlayer and DIGICheck should be downloaded with
video files.
DIGIPlayer is the player for watching recording files from DIGISTOR NVR.
DIGICheck is the verification tool to verify if the recorded files are
originated from DIGISTOR NVR.
Users can check start time, end time and capacity before implement the files export.
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If the export is successful, the message will be shown as above.
3.4.5 Snapshot of Playback
Users can have the snapshot while having the playback in local display. It needs to
plug in USB device for the export of snapshot images and it will have 10 sequential
images to be saved in the USB dongle.
3.5
Others
3.5.1 Screenshot in Local Display
Press "PrtSc SysRq"
the image of full screen in local display can be pictured in
the NVR HDDs. The image will be saved in the folder “Public “, and users can reach
the folder from remote web browser.
Users can access the file by the Windows Networking and FTP Service.
Note: To use Windows Networking and FTP Service, please enable both in “File
Sharing Service” in configuration page. Please refer to chapter 5.3.3 .
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Chapter 4.
Use DIGISTOR by Remote Web Browser
Users can adopt Microsoft Internet Explorer to monitor the network camera and
view playback.
4.1
Live View
After the Quick Configuration is complete, NVR will guide you to live view. Users can
view live video stream from IP camera via network and monitor the instantaneous
view remotely.
Live view displays the video according to the camera list which has been configured
in camera settings of Quick Configuration.
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4.1.1
Select View Modes on Live View Page
On top right of live view, user can select four view modes.
Mode
Description
Live View:
Click “Live View” to control the monitoring instantaneously.
Playback:
Click “Playback” to play and to export the recorded video files.
Configuration:
Click “Configuration” to configure camera, recording, event,
management, network, quick configuration and system.
Logout:
Click “Logout” to leave DIGISTOR.
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4.1.2
Main Functions for Live View
1. Firmware version:
Users can find out the firmware version directly without entering configuration page.
The function of each button will be briefly described below:
2. Camera status:
Icon
Description
Camera name:
The name of the camera is located in the top left corner in each
video window. Users can rename the camera via the path
“Configuration->IP Camera->Camera Settings.”
Video compression format:
M-JPEG/MPEG-4/H.264
Audio: Once camera supports audio, DIGISTOR shows audio in
blue. Vice versa, DIGISTOR shows audio in grey.
Event: When event happens, DIGISTOR shows warning to user for
instant alert.
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Recording status:
The window shows whether camera is recording or not.
Desired grid:
The outline border surrounds the desired window grid to highlight
the focus image.
Right click video window:
Mute: To mute the audio of the video
Video Size: Original or Fit
Streaming change: To exchange the streaming resource.
Go To Web: Go to camera configuration page
3. Display mode
NVR supports multi-display modes for monitoring. Click the icon of display mode to
monitor live view. When you click a display mode, the mode icons will turn into blue.
Icon
Description
Full Screen
1 screen
4 screen
9 screen
10 screen
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12 screen
16 screen
20 screen
25 /30/ 36/49 screen
5+1 screen
7+1 screen
12+1 screen
Sequential mode
Click
to choose the page of liveview
. In option,
Users can set sequential interval in user-defined
seconds for display mode.
4. Basic function:
Icon
Description
Cameras list:
The camera status is enabled/ dropped in live view.
Play:
Start monitoring.
Stop:
Stop monitoring.
Drop:
Drop the camera from monitoring.
Drop all:
Drop all cameras from monitoring.
Zoom out / Zoom in:
Select a channel to enable digital zoom function.
Camera information:
Consist of Camera Name, IP address, bit rate, and status.
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5. Remote IO:
Click
to check camera DI/DO control for its input pins and output pins.
6. Snapshot:
Click on the “Snapshot”
display the image.
to save snapshots. Then, a window will pop up to
There are three functions for snapshot:
1) Clipboard:
Copy the image to device’s temporary memory. User can paste image to graphics
painting program such as Paint for advanced editing.
2) Save:
Save image to default path.
3) Cancel:
Cancel snapshot.
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7. Option:
1) General:

Dynamic sort:
Users can use dynamic sort to rearrange video in order without blank grid after
users drops video from live view.

Resize all video images at all time
Only a right click on the video, users can set "all" video size either in original size
or fit size.

Highlight video window when event is triggered
The option of “Highlight video window when event is triggered” is a warning
frame which will pop out on the channel when an event is detected.
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2) Multi-Server:
Users can save the camera list of multi-server in live view page.
3) Sequential Mode Setting:
Click sequential interval to set the numbers of user-defined seconds for
sequential mode.
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4) Joystick
Users are able to manipulate PTZ camera with USB joystick.
Choose the joystick column and select joystick model then press ‘‘Apply’’
Joystick can work on PTZ cameras as the status bar is with PTZ icon.
Note: Supported Brickcom joystick model - IP Desktop only for now.
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8. PTZ Control Panel
If IP camera supports PTZ function, users can use the control panel to adjust the
viewing angle. The following functions are available depending on the camera
models.
Icon
Description
PTZ panel:
PTZ allows users to monitor large areas with a single network
camera. Pan, tilt, and zoom functions can be controlled
remotely by users. If device supports PTZ control, users can
click on the arrows to pan and/ or tilt the camera. The house in
the middle can take users back to original monitoring position.
Preset positions:
Select the preset positions which are defined in PTZ camera
and the camera will move to the position that user selects.
Optical zoom out/ Optical zoom in:
If camera supports PTZ control, users can adjust the PTZ
camera to zoom out or zoom in.
Schedule for PTZ:
Select “Set” to set camera preset position. (reserved)
It can open the dialog to set how many times PTZ cruise to
repeat and how many seconds stay between each preset point
Schedule for PTZ:
Click “Go” to start PTZ patrol schedule.
9. Exchange Streaming
DIGISTOR NVR allows users to setup the dual streaming configurations in cameras
parameters page if cameras support dual stream. It is suggested stream 1 is set for
higher resolution and stream 2 for lower, which helps users to choose the proper
streaming in live view with intuitive control.
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To switch different streaming, users can select the channel in the live view page and
right click the mouse to show the list.
When “Optimize” is enable, streaming type will be adjusted automatically for
different display modes.
When “Optimize” is disabled, users can manually adjust streaming type, which will
be memorized in different display modes.
10. Dewarp for fisheye cameras
By right click on the video, users can choose the proper dewarp engine for fisheye
camera.
a. Choose mounting type:
b.
Choose dewarp Type :
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11. Dewarp for Immervision Lenses
By right click on the video, users can choose the proper dewarp engine for cameras
with Immervision lenses
1. Choose dewarp type:
2. Chosse display mode:
12. CPU Loading Indicator
CPU indicator in live view can help users to know immediately the CPU loading.
CPU indicator shows blue when the CPU loading is 70% or under, and shows red as
warning when it reach to more than 70%.
With changing the video configuration, like resolution, FPS and video quality or
changing RAID type, can influence the CPU loading, and users can easily find the best
balance in NVR.
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4.1.3
Multi-NVR server
Users can add multi-NVR server by clicking “Searching NVR.”
Please insert account and password of the NVR which you are going to add to the
local server, and then the NVR which is located in LAN will appear, including the local
NVR. Click cameras up to 144 channels to add them into camera list. Click “Ok” to
add cameras or rescan to search for NVR again.
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Add Server
With correct IP, port, username and password, then click OK to apply, NVRs can be
manually added in WAN or LAN.
4.2
Playback
Playback is a function that allows users to view recorded videos from cameras
connected to the DIGISTOR. The DIGISTOR offers synchronized playback up to four
cameras and easy steps provided to help users sort through the recorded videos
quickly.
Playback video can be viewed in full screen and snapshots can be taken and saved
during a video playback.
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4.2.1
Steps to Search Playback Videos
Before viewing the recorded videos, two buttons “Preference”
“Search”
and
are offered to search the recorded videos for playback.

Preference: Please click the button to set snapshot path, the formats of Bmp or
Jpg ,and AVI path for recorded files download from NVR server.

Search: Please click the button to open recorded videos and refer to
introduction in the following description.
Follow the four steps below to quickly search recorded videos:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select date from the calendar.
Select normal, event, video clip or recovery file
Select the channel number.
Select the video from Time table.
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1. Select Date from the Calendar
Select the date to search recorded videos.
Select a date that provides recorded video, the date will be marked in blue
2. Select Normal, Event or Recovery file
Users can select three types of video file which is also displayed in Time table. These
three type of video file is distinguished from different colors.
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3. Select the Channel Number
Select channel number to search recorded videos. Up to 4 channels can be selected
at the same time.
4. Select the Video from Time Table
After selecting date, video file types and cameras, users can select the time period of
video files and the results will be highlighted in grey boxes in Time table.
Different recording types are presented in different color in playback calendar in
remote browser.
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If there is only normal recording in the specific date, the date will be remarked as
blue.
If there is an event recording in the specific date, the date will be remarked as blue
with red stripe aside.
Users can also move the bar
period to check video files from Time table.
to enlarge or narrow down the time
After selecting different types and time period of video files , a section will show
information you selected.
Finally, click “Ok” to start playback.
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Thumbnail in Playback
With thumbnail function in the playback, users can move the pointer of the mouse
to the footage and the snapshot of the specific time will be shown.
It helps users easier to locate the period of time for play the recording file.
From the thumbnail, users can also read the related information such as date, time
and camera name.
The thumbnail will be shown while pointer move on the footage.
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4.2.2 View Playback Videos
The screen shows the recording time of each channel in the top of each grid.
Click
to view the video in full screen.
One-screen
and four-screen
are provided to display playback.
Users can select different buttons to play the videos:
1
2
3
4
1. Play: To play video file.
2. Speed down: Recorded video will move slower and the minimum speed is 1/32 X.
3. Pause: To temporarily stop the playback.
4. Speed up: Recorded video will move faster and the maximum speed is 32X.
Snapshot
Users can save the image of playback by clicking “Snapshot”
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Before taking snapshot from NVR, users are recommended to set snapshot path from
“Preference”
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Dewarp for fisheye cameras
By right click on the video, users can choose the proper dewarp engine for fisheye
camera.
a. Choose the dewarp engine:
b. Choose the mounting type
c. Choose the display mode
Sequential snapshot in remote playback
Users can have the sequent images from recording video while in playback.
It helps users to catch the key frame in the recording files.
It can be setup up to 5 sequential snapshot.
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Change OSD color
Users can select different OSD color while having the playback of recording files.
1. Click “preference”
2. Click OSD color setting button the select the OSD color and click “OK”
3. Then all OSD color will shown as the selection
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Change the OSD Font Size
The OSD font size can be setup by users.
4.2.3 Export Files
Export function allows users to retrieve recorded files from the server
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Select the Storage AVI Path
From playback setting page, users can indicate the path where exported files,
DIGIPlayer and DIGICheck to be saved.
Select by cameras and the time arrange
Users can indicate which cameras and what time range is to export the recording file.
Start to export files from the NVR
By pressing the Export button, the process of export will start.
DIGIPlayer and DIGICheck will also be downloaded with video files.
DIGIPlayer is the player of DIGISTOR NVR recording file.
DIGICheck is the verification tool to verify if the recorded files are
originated from DIGISTOR NVR.
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To cancel the transfer.
Users can cancel the files transferred while downloading files from the NVR
4.3
Play Video Files
Users can access the video files by Windows Networking and FTP Service.
Note: To use Windows Networking and FTP Service, please enable both in “File
Sharing Service” in configuration page.
By using the link button on file sharing service page, users can open the dialog
directly after the service is enable.
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4.3.1
Windows Networking
Through Windows Networking, users can search video files via choosing a computer
of DIGISTOR or entering IP address from Windows Start menu.
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Choose a Computer of DIGISTOR
Please go to “Network” folder and choose DIGISTOR. If more than one server exists
in the network, “Network” folder will display all servers.
Note: The name of each connected DIGISTOR derives are from “Mac Address” of
each DIGISTOR in system information and follows the “Computer Name” in
network information.
Users can refer to “System” > “Device Information” > “System Information” in
configuration page to acquire Mac address.
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“Computer Name” is shown in “Network” > “Network Setup” > “Information” in
configuration page.
For example, the computer name is NVR005043000203.
Thus, users can select a DIGISTOR in Network folder by this computer name.
As you select a DIGISTOR, a window will pop up and ask to enter network password.
If users don’t amend the user name and password, please enter the default ones:
“admin/admin.”
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After users enter accurate user name and password, the DIGISTOR will display the
folder “Public” and “videodata1.” Please select “videodata1” to check video files.
After entering “videodata1,” the folder displays RecordFolder chronologically by
recording dates. Please select a folder to enter.
All video files lists chronologically by recorded time and video length of each chunk is
five minutes.
Select a video file to play.
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Enter IP Address to Search
Please enter NVR IP address from the Windows Start menu.
As you enter the IP address, a window will pop up and ask for network password. If
users don’t amend the user name and password, please enter the default ones:
“admin/admin.”
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After users enter accurate user name and password, the folder of NVR displays the
folder “videodata1.” Continuously, select a Record Folder and a video file to play.
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4.3.2
FTP Service
To access FTP service in a web-based interface, please open Windows Internet
Explorer and enter NVR IP address which users configure.
As you enter the IP address, a window will pop up and ask to type a user name and
password to log in FTP server. If users don’t amend the user name and password,
please enter the default ones: “admin/admin.”
Please click “Log On” to proceed.
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IE browser shows the folders on FTP server. Please select folder “videodata1”.
The folder displays RecordFolder chronologically by recording dates. Please select a
folder to enter.
All video files lists chronologically by recorded time and video length of each chunk is
five minutes.
Select a video file to play.
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Chapter 5.
Configuration
In configuration page, users can configure Quick Configuration, IP Camera,
Recording & Event, Disk Management, Network Management and System from
each drop-down menu.
Note: DIGISTOR will automatically log out from configuration page after idle for
10 minutes.
5.1
IP Camera
5.1.1
Camera Settings
DIGISTOR provides two options for adding cameras: UPnP Search and Detect
1. Detect:
In this option, users should enter Camera Name, IP Address, User Name, Password
and select vendor or Auto.
Then click “Apply.”
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If there is any error occurred in entering the following information, the notification
window will pop up accordingly.
When an inappropriate address is entered, a window will pop up as below.
When an inappropriate user name is entered, a window will pop up as below.
When an inappropriate password is entered, a window will pop up as below.
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After the detection is complete, the camera list shows connected camera with
Camera Name, IP Address, Port, Vendor and Mode.
All applied cameras will be shown in Camera List and if no more camera needs to be
connected, please click “Next” to continue configuration.
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Delete
If any camera should be deleted from camera list, please click the column turning
into blue and click “Delete.”
A window will pop up to ensure the action.
To delete the camera, click “OK” to proceed.
Please wait. The deletion is in a process.
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The camera has been deleted from camera list.
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Generic RTSP/ Generic MJPEG
DIGISTOR NVR provides the interface for users to enter RTSP/ MJPEG URLs of IP
cameras to receive the video streaming from IP camera. The streaming will be
applied to monitoring, recording and playback.
Generic RTSP and Generic MJPEG function can be selected in the vendor list of
camera setting page.
Follow by entering the Generic URL column with proper RTSP or MJPEG URLs.
If Generic RTSP is selected, RTSP port should be filled out too.
Click “apply” to make parameters enable
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The most correct URLs should be provided from each camera vendors.
Users may also refer to websites
- https://www.soleratec.com/rtsp/`
- http://www.ispyconnect.com/sources.aspx
2. UPnP Search:
Click “UPnP Search” to find out UPnP devices within the LAN.
Please wait. The UPnP search is in a process.
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The available cameras in the network will be displayed.
Add any camera you want by clicking “Add” from the list one by one.
After the search, the window displays IP Address, Port, Vendor and Model. However,
users should manually enter Camera Name, User Name, and Password to apply the
setting.
Please click “Apply” to start connecting to the IP camera.
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All applied cameras will be shown in Camera List and If no more camera needs to be
connected, please click “Next” to continue.
You can also click “Delete” to disconnect the camera.
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5.1.2
Camera Parameter
Please select “Camera Parameter” from the drop-down menu of IP Camera to begin.
NVR supports multi-stream for monitoring and recording. Users can modify camera’s
configuration such as video format, frame rate, resolution, video quality, audio
enable and stream target via NVR in this page.
There are two parts in this section: Parameter and Camera List.
Please select a camera in Camera List first.
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As you click one column turning into blue, please wait and the window below will
appear to allow users configure multi-stream.
After loading camera’s information, users can modify camera parameter.
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Video Format
Choose a video compression format for live view and recording: MPEG4, H.264
and MJPEG.
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Note: Types of video format varies depending on the camera brands and
models.
Frame Rate
Select frame rate from drop-down list. Frame rate of IP camera will be
influenced by the network surroundings.
Resolution
Select resolution from drop-down list for your camera.
Video Quality
Select either “VBR” (Variable bit rate) or “CBR” (Constant bit rate) to set the
video quality.
Audio Enable
To make audio recording function enable or disable.
Stream Target
Apply stream settings to different target including live view, record, and live
view & Record.
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Furthermore, click “Go to Web” for advanced camera configuration in camera’s user
interface.
At the same time, a window will pop up to ask for user name and password for
camera configuration.
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5.1.3
Camera Status
Please select “Camera Status” from the drop-down menu of IP Camera to begin.
Camera List shows connection status of recording.
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5.2
Recording & Events
Recording & Events can provide different event modes and recording schedule for
users to configure IP camera. Event & Action Management also allows users to
combine various events and its triggered actions to achieve the security surveillance.
If the hard disk is not installed, the following window will pop up when you click
“Recording & Event”.
After the hard disk is ready, users can continue the following settings.
5.2.1
Recording Settings
Please select “Recording Settings” from the drop-down menu of Recording & Event
to begin.
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Recording Mode
Users can set the mode of “No Recording,” “Recording by Schedule” and “Always
Recording” for each connected cameras.
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No Recording: Once “No Recording” is selected, all cameras will be disabled to
record the video.
Recording by Schedule: Once “Recording by Schedule” is selected, users can set
the scheduled time to record the video. Users should configure the schedule in
“Recording Schedule” section.
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Always Recording: Users can select the camera or click “All” camera to apply
“Always Recording” function. The video will be recorded continuously.
DIGISTOR provides two ways to delete the recorded videos.
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HDD Automatic Recycle: Users can set recording percentage for keeping videos
to overwrite the oldest video files automatically. The maximum threshold is 90%
while the minimum is 20%. For example, once the threshold is set as 70% and
the storage of HDD arrives 70%, server will automatically delete the oldest
recorded videos.
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Video Keeping Period: Users can set time period for keeping videos. For
example, once 7 days is set and the storage of HDD has kept over 7 days,
DIGISTOR will automatically delete the recorded videos of the earliest day.
Click “Apply” to apply setting or click “Reset” to change the setting.
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5.2.2
Recording Schedule
Users can configure Recording Schedule to define time range for all channels.
Select time range and channel for recording schedule and click “Insert.”
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After inserting time range and channel, the time/camera bar displays the selected
time.
Click “Apply” to finish setting or “Reset” to rearrange time and camera channel.
Note: A camera can set multi-recording schedule at same time.
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Delete
Users can erase the specific time in recording schedule by selecting the time then
click "Delete".
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Delete All
With checking the Delete All and then select the camera, users can remove the
whole recording schedule for the certain camera after click "Delete".
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5.2.3
Event & Action Management
Please select “Event & Action Management” from the drop-down menu of
Recording & Event to begin.
“Event & Action Management” allows users to define alarm setting that manage
events and its corresponding trigger action. When an event occurs, NVR will perform
certain actions. This setting can strengthen security level during monitoring and
recording to notify users when necessary.
Event & Action
NVR supports different actions which can be activated when the selected events are
triggered in IP cameras. Users can configure multiple types of event for camera, and
NVR also provide various types of event for NVR system.
1.
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3.
4.
Disconnected
Motion from Camera
Digital Input
NVR event: Disconnected
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5. NVR even: Recording Error
6. NVR event: Digital Input
7. External event(HTTP-in)
An event type is a set of parameters that defines different actions.
Check an event type and click “Add” to select NVR Action.
Note: The action will be only triggered when the action is added to the event.
1. Disconnected
You can set action as “Send E-Mail”, “Digital Output”, “User Defined Action” and
“SMS”. Once there is a connection lost with the camera, defined actions can be
triggered.
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Send E-Mail
E-Mail Configuration window will pop up as you add “Send E-Mail” to action.
But there will be no contactor listed in the configuration at fist, please go to add
a new contactor in the following section “E-Mail.”
After contact information is added, Contact List shows the information of Name
and E-Mail. Select Contact List and Apply Options for cameras. Then please click
“Ok” to finish E-MAIL Configuration.
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If “Attached with the snapshot” is enabled, the Email will be sent with snapshot
of the event.
Click “Apply” to finish the configuration.
E-Mail action will be triggered once per 20 seconds as the event is happening,
which means if an event is lasting for one minutes, NVR will send email 3 times
per every 20 seconds.
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Digital Output
Digital Output Configuration window will pop up as you add “Digital Output” to
action.
Buzzer can be enabled up to sound for 60 seconds.
Note: User can press “USB BACKUP” button on the front panel of NVR for
one second to stop the buzzer beeping.
Digital Output1 and Digital Output2 are supported by other digital outputs of
server and can be enabled up to 60 seconds.
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Select Apply Options for cameras to finish the configuration.
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User Defined Action
User Defined Action allows users to send the specific HTTP command out when
an event is triggered in order to manage devices such as power controller,
fire/smoke protection device, etc.
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SMS
SMS stands for Short Message Service. Users can be notified by short message
service while the event is triggered. The service is supported by Clickatell and
users need to register for the service. It supports only for English message
currently.
Settings:
1. Fill out the correct username, password and API ID about SMS server.
2. Select country and input cell phone number.
3. Put the message for sending out to the cell phone.
4. Users can test whether the account information and cell phone is correct
before application.
5. Click “OK” to complete the parameters settings.
2. Motion from Camera
You can set action as “Event Trigger Record,” “Send E-Mail”, “Digital Output”, “User
Defined Action” and “SMS.” Once a motion is detected by camera, various actions
can be triggered.
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Event Triggered Record
You can enable Event trigger record and Video Clip.
Event triggered record: When event is triggered, DIGISTOR records video and
records every five minutes as the event continues happening.
Video Clip: Video clip will be sent by E-mail and you can change the Pre-time
and Post-time through “Advanced Settings.”
Select cameras in Apply Options field to finish the configuration.
3. Digital Input
You can set action as “Event Trigger Record,” “Send E-Mail” and “Digital Output”,
“User Defined Action” and ”SMS.” Once Digital Input is detected from camera,
various actions can be triggered.
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4. NVR event : Disconnected
You can set action as “Digital Output.” Once there is a connection lost to the system,
the actions can be triggered.
5. NVR event : Recording Error
You can set action as “Send E-Mail” and ”SMS.” Once NVR fails in recording, the
actions can be triggered.
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6. NVR event: Digital Input
You can set action as “Event Trigger Record,” “Send E-Mail” and “Digital Output”,
“User Defined Action” and ”SMS.” Once Digital Input is detected from camera,
multiple actions can be triggered.
7. External event(HTTP-in)
You can set action as “Event Trigger Record,” “Send E-Mail” and “Digital Output”,
“User Defined Action” and ”SMS.” Once Digital Input is detected from camera,
multiple actions can be triggered.
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Event could be triggered by external HTTP-in CGI command. It allows users to define
up to 5 different HTTP-in events. With the “External Event”, users can set its actions
just like other events
The format of external HTTP-in event CGI :
http://<NVR_IP>/login.cgi/cgi_main.cgi?cgiName=event_ipc.cgi&eventName=Defined_<int>
- <NVR_IP> is the IP of NVR that command need to be delivered to.
- <int> is defined for what number (1~5) of external HTTP-in event need to be
triggered.
For example :
http://192.168.1.245/login.cgi/cgi_main.cgi?cgiName=event_ipc.cgi&eventName=
Defined_3
- The CGI is for sending message to the NVR with IP 192.168.1.245 and trigger the
external event #3
Finally, please click “Apply” to execute all settings.
5.2.4
Advanced Setting
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Action Triggered Interval
Users can set interval when an action is continuously triggered.
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Video Clip and Recording Settings
Users can set Pre-time of record and Post-time of record for video clip and event
recording.
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Pre-time of record can up to 300 seconds before the event is triggered and
Post-time of record can up to 300 seconds after the event ends.
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Event Triggered with Audio
Users can set up whether Audio is recorded only when an event is triggered.
When “Event Triggered with Audio” is enabled, the audio of all cameras will be
disabled to do recording until an event is triggered.
When the event stops, the audio will be disabled again accordingly.
Click “Apply” to apply setting.
5.2.5
Alarm Schedule
Users can setup the event detection for certain period of duration.
Setup the alarm schedule
A. Enable the event detection in “Event & Action” by clicking any of the event
checkbox.
Note: It will automatically start the alarm schedule with “always” mode.
B. Go to the alarm schedule setting page to setup.
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C. Setup the alarm schedule.
Select the type of alarm Schedule
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By Day
1. Select the camera
2. Designate the time period
3. Click Insert button to be effective
4. Designated duration will be displayed
5. Designated duration is shown on chart
Press “Apply”
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By Week
1. Select the schedule as “Week”
2. Select the day for the specific recording schedule
3. Designate the time period
4. Select the camera for adaption
5. Click insert to be effective
6. The designated duration will be displayed
7. The designated duration will be shown in chart
Press “Apply”
Remove the alarm schedule
Remove the certain period of duration
1. Designate the time period on chart by clicking on it
2. Click the Delete button
3. The designate period is removed
Remove all alarm periods in one camera
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1. Click any period of the camera
2. Select Delete All checkbox
3. Click on Delete button
4. All durations of the camera are removed
Note: It will remain the alarm schedule as “always” mode
5.2.5 E-Mail
Please select “E-Mail” from the drop-down menu of Recording & Event to begin.
SMTP Server
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Server Address: Enter the Server Address of the SMTP server.
Sender: Specify sender’s E-Mail in the “Sender” field.
Subject: Enter the Subject.
Body: Enter the content for Body.
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Authentication: Depending on the mail sensor, SMTP Server provides three
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types of authentication. Select “Authentication” as “PLAIN”, “LOGIN”, or
“LOGIN with TLS” according to the regulation of different SMTP servers.
User name: Specify user name.
Password: Specify user password.
Click “Apply” to finish or “Send Test Mail” to check the availability.
Contact
Add contactor by entering name and E-Mail and click “Add Contact.”
Contact List will show the information you entered. Please click “Apply” to finish
settings.
Result will show in the following Contactors List and users can delete the contactor or
continue to add a new contactor.
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5.3 Disk Management
DIGISTOR can create new RAID disk or delete/ format the RAID disk. Also, users can
manage DIGISTOR’s storage device for data transmission and file sharing service.
5.3.1
Disk Management
Please select “Disk Management” from the drop-down menu of Disk Management
to begin.
1.
Disk Information
When there is no hard disk installed in DIGISTOR, the page will show “Disk
doesn’t exist.”
The steps for creating and deleting hard disk, please refer to the disk management of
Quick Configuration.
Please select “Disk Management” from the drop-down menu of Quick configuration
to begin.
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5.3.2
File System Management
Please select “File system Management” from the drop-down menu of Disk
Management to begin.
When there is no hard disk installed in the NVR, the page will show “No Filesystem.”
Once the hard disk is installed, the filesystem will show the volume of RAID as below.
Filesystem provides an efficient method to organize data expected to be retained
after a program is terminated by providing procedures to store, retrieve and update
data, as well as manage the available space on the device.
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5.3.3
File Sharing Service
Please select “File Sharing Service” from the drop-down menu of Disk Management
to begin.
Arrange data transmission service including Windows Networking and FTP service.
When there is no hard disk installed in the DIGISTOR, the screen will show “No
Filesystem.”
1. Information
Once the hard disk is installed, the filesystem will show status as below. Turn On or
turn off sharing service to enable or disable Windows Networking and FTP service.
After the service is enable, by using link button on the File Sharing Service page,
users can open the dialog of windows to share service and FTP service directly.
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2.
Windows Networking
In Windows Networking field, users can enable or disable the services and Computer
Name is already shown. Computer Description and Domain or Workgroup Name
can be changed.
3.
FTP Service
In FTP Settings, users can enable or disable FTP Services. User can arrange Command
Port and Passive Port and configure language interface in Client Coding Type.
Please click “Apply” to finish FTP settings.
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5.4 Cloud
Please select “Dropbox” from the drop-down menu of Cloud to begin.
5.4.1
Setup Dropbox Service
Please click “Apply” to start Dropbox webpage connection and to establish a folder
in Dropbox.
At the same time, a window will pop up to ask users to sign in account.
Another window will pop up to enter Dropbox password again to connect NVR.
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After successfully connecting with NVR, Dropbox will automatically create a file
named “Dropbox”.
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Quit Setup
When NVR is accessing to Dropbox, the NVR will display as below:
If users want to cancel the Dropbox setting, please click “Apply” to remove
setup.
5.4.2
Share Files to Dropbox Server
Users can move the files from Public or Videodata1 to Dropbox folder in order to
share files to the clouds.
5.4.3
Remove Configuration and Online Sync
Please press “F5 button” on the keyboard to refresh the webpage. You can see the
webpage as below:
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1.
Remove Configuration and Data
Please Click “Apply” to remove Dropbox service from NVR. All configuration and data
of Dropbox in NVR will be deleted.
2. Online Sync
Users can choose whether NVR automatically synchronizes with Dropbox.
If users want to enable synchronization, please check “Enable ” and click “Apply.”
If users want to disable synchronization, please uncheck “Enable ” and click “Apply.”
Dropbox Folder
Users can click “Dropbox Folder ” to open the folder directly.
A warning will pop up when the folder cannot open. Please enter the same Lan
domain as NVR.
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5.5 Network Setup
5.5.1
Network Setup
Please select “Network Setup” from the drop-down menu of Network to begin.
This section explains how to configure network connection with NVR.
1.
Information
Network information displays present network configuration including: Computer
Name, IP address, Subnet mask, Default Gateway, Primary and Secondary DNS.
2. Setup
NVR supports dual IP to set up different network environments in network settings.
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Shared IP
Users can rename Computer Name and to assign DHCP or Static IP.
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DHCP: Obtain an available dynamic IP address assigned by a DHCP server. If this
option is selected, DIGISTOR will automatically obtain an available dynamic IP
address from the DHCP server when connecting to the LAN.
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Static IP: If no DHCP server exists in the networking environment, the IP address
will be given as 192.168.1.245. It should be sufficient in most network
environments, and users can maintain the default IP address or alter IP address
in this page. However, it’s recommended to sett different IP address of DIGISTOR
if there is more than one DIGISTOR in the network.
Separated IP
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Please enter two IP address to in LAN1 and LAN2 to set up different network
environments.
3. Port Setup
Please set up transmission port to access DIGISTOR. Default port for DIGISTOR
connection is 80.
5.5.2
Network Service
Please select “Network Service” from the drop-down menu of Network to begin.
1.
Black/ White List
Edit White or Black List to allow or block different IP address.
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As White List is enabled, a window will pop up to make sure the execution.
As Black List is enabled, a window will pop up to make sure the execution.
Please enter the IP address range to add to White List or Black List.
Note: The above IP address is only an example for reference. User is
recommanded to add White List or Black List carefully according to
different demand. Also, user can set either White List or Black List in the
same time.
After the White List or Black List is added, the following information will display the
accept access or deny access. You can also delete the list.
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2.
UPnP
Enable or disable UPnP search.
Rename UPnP.
Note: The maximum character limitation for UPnP Name is 32 characters.
Please click “Apply” to execute the settings.
5.5.3
DDNS
Please select “DDNS” from the drop-down menu of Network to begin.
DDNS links a domain name to an IP address, allowing users to easily access their
camera even with a changing IP address. DIGISTOR NVR are compatible with four
DDNS service providers (1) ipcam.jp (2) mwcam.jp (3)DynDNS, and (4) No-IP.
Note: Before utilizing this function, please apply for a dynamic domain account
from a DDNS provider.
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5.6 Management
In Management, users can easily create, modify and change users' live view access
and playback access. Also, users can read various log information through log system
and quickly save or load configuration of NVR. Emergent backup of the latest video
files as well as the external input and output control can also be set here.
5.5.1
User Management
Select “User Management” from the drop-down menu of Management to begin.
NVR can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously. Except the built-in
Administrator account (user name "admin" and password "admin"). Administrator
can create other Power User and User accounts. Administrator possesses the highest
privilege, compare to Power User and User. And Power User and User can be given
different privilege of live view and playback of different channels.
1. Create User
Please go to Create User page
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Power User
Enter a user name and password in “User List” and select a group from the “Group”
drop-down list to assign a new power user.
Live View Access and Playback Access are selected automatically for Power User.
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Click “Apply” to add new Power User.
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After the Power User is created, user list will display the information as below.
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User
Administrator can select a group from “Group” drop-down list to assign a new User.
Please enter a username and password in “User List.” And select Live View Access
and Playback Access for the new User.
After User is created, user list will display the information as below.
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2. Modify User
Please go to Modify User page.
Select an account to modify the Power User or User.
The selected account will turn to blue and the page for modifying user will appear as
below. You can change Live View Access and Playback Access. Please click “Apply” to
proceed.
After User is modified, user list will display the renewed information.
To delete the user account, please click “Del.” from User List.
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3.
Change Password
Each NVR comes with a built-in “admin” account with password “admin” for
administrators. It’s highly recommended to change the password upon the initial
login.
Select an account from “User Name” drop-down list to change password. Enter a
new password in the “New Password” and enter it again in “Retype Password. ”
Click “Apply,” the password will be changed.
5.5.2
Log System
Please select “Log System” from the drop-down menu of Management to begin.
If the hard disk is not installed, the following window will pop up when you click “Log
System.”
After the hard disk is ready, Log system stats to record the events of the NVR and to
provide basic information for troubleshooting. Six types of log record are offered to
check: Hardware Log, NVR Log, Event Log, Current User, Historical User Log, and File
Access Log.
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Hardware Log
The log information in Hardware Log includes RAID creation, RAID deletion, RAID
modification, CPU, buzzer, fan, system, sensor and USB.
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NVR Log
The log information in NVR Log includes time zone, daylight, system, firmware
upgrading, configuration IP, recording files export, and storage.
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Event Log
The log information in Event Log includes “Camera is connected,” “The camera is
disconnected,” “Digital Input,” “Motion detected” and “Storage usage is out of
limit,” etc.
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Current User
The log information in Current User shows the current users logged in the NVR with
IP address.
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Historical User Log
The log information in Historical User Log records any user who has logged in the
NVR. For example, “Execute detect,” “Motion detected,” “FTP service is configured,”
“Account is created,” “Execute system shutdown,” etc.
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File Access Log
The message occurred is related to other method to get in DIGISTOR such as SAMBA
or FTP.
Export the log files
Users can export and save log files from Log System page. And each log types
correspond to one log file.
The log content can be saved as html or txt format.
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5.5.3
Save/Load Configuration
Please select “Save/Load Configuration” from the drop-down menu of Management
to begin.
If the raid disk is not built, the following window will pop up.
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Save Configuration
Select Volume and Folder to save configuration in a format of cfg file and specify the
File Name.
Notice: Save configuration will just save Camera Setting, Recording Settings,
Event & Action Setting, E-Mail settings, and Server Settings.
The configuration file is saved in NVR's Public folder, where users can find
from Windows Networking or FTP service.
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Load Configuration
Load configuration can help users duplicate the same settings from one NVR to
another without configuring system manually. Users can select Load Type as “Load
Default Settings” or “Load Configuration.”
Once you select “Load Default Settings” and click “Apply,” configuration of Camera
Setting, Recording Settings, Event & Action Setting, E-Mail settings, and Server
Settings will change to default.
When select “Load Configuration,” please browse the NVR folder to find the saved
configuration. Once file name displayed, click “Apply” to load configuration.
5.5.4
USB Backup
Users can preset the latest duration and channels of USB Backup button on Remote
Web Browser for quick backup the latest video files locally in the future. With USB
Backup button setting, when users inserts USB device or USB type DVD burner into
the USB port in the NVR (front panel backup area) and press “USB BACKUP” for 3
seconds, NVR will execute USB backup and the latest video files will be duplicated.
During the backup process, USB LED indicator will blink with blue light. When the
NVR finished duplicating the data to the USB device, the blue light will fade away.
Note: If any error occurs, including USB Backup function not enabled, USB LED
indicator will show red to warn.
Note: USB device format should be FAT32 file system.
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To enable the USB Backup button function and to setup the USB Backup button's
channels and the latest time duration for future duplication, please select “USB
Backup” from the drop-down menu of Management
USB Backup Button Setting
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USB Backup button function can be enabled or disabled, for security concern.
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The latest duration of recordings: Users can set a maximum of days and hours
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to backup the latest video files.
Channel Selection: Users can select certain camera channels or click “All”
channels for future backup, and click “Apply” to finish configuration.
After finishing setup, users can insert a USB device or USB type DVD burner to the
local NVR to backup the latest video files.
1. USB Backup
When a USB device is inserted to the NVR, the USB Backup Device Information in
Remote Browser will show the status “Wait... .” When the USB is ready to begin, the
Device Information will show the status “Ready,” and the USB LED indicator will show
blue. If you need to delete the current data in USB, please click “Format” to delete
the current data of USB.
Note: USB backup is supported in DS-2000 Series, DS-4000 Series, DS-4200 Pro
Series and DS-8200-RM Pro Series.
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Note: If there is no USB inserted into NVR, the screen will show “There is no
USB device…”
Note: DIGIPlayer and DIGICheck will be downloaded with video files.
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2. USB Type DVD Burner
When a USB type DVD burner is inserted to the NVR, the USB Backup Device
Information in Remote Browser will show the status “Wait... .” When the USB type
DVD burner is ready to begin, the Device Information will show the status “Ready,”
and the USB LED indicator will show blue. If you need to delete the current data in
USB type DVD burner, please click “Format” to delete current data.
Note: USB type DVD burner is supported in DS-4200 Pro Series and DS-8200-RM
Pro Series.
Note: If there is no USB type DVD burner inserted into NVR, the screen will
show “There is no USB device…”
Note: DIGIPlayer and DIGICheck will be downloaded with video files.
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3.
Advance Settings
Encryption of Exported Files
Users can encrypt exported files to USB or DVD device as ZIP files in remote playback.
Users need to decide password when exporting files in remote playback.
Please enable the function and click “Apply” to finish the setting.
Please choose camera and time period and then export files.
Please enter password for encryption.
Note: Encryption of Exported Files is supported in DS-4200 Pro Series and
DS-8200-RM Pro Series.
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5.5.5
External IO Device
Please select “External IO Device” from the drop-down menu of Management to
begin.
Enter necessary information to add devices manually, including: Device Name, IP
Address, User Name and Password.
Click “Detect” to check whether connection is successful or not.
Please click “Apply” to finish the setting. "Vender" and "Model" will show up
automatically, if detectable.
Camera List shows all available device information including: Camera Name, IP
Address, Port, Vender and Model.
Also, Device Event will show the event originally set in the device.
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5.7 System
5.6.1
Device Information
Please select “Device Information” from the drop-down menu of System to begin.
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System Information
System Information shows Operating System, OS Version, NVR Version, CPU,
Network Adapter, MAC Address, and Network Flow.
Locate
Click "Locate", the NVR buzzer will be triggered for 3 seconds. It helps the user to
locate the NVR.
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Enclosure Information
Enclosure Information shows CPU Temperature and System Fan Speed.
Note: Temperature of operation environment for NVR is 0~40˚C.
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5.6.2
System Upgrade
Please select “System Upgrade” from the drop-down menu of System to begin.
DIGIEVER offers new firmware for the DIGISTOR NVR to update functions. Please
download the latest firmware from the DIGIEVER website www.digiever.com and
save the firmware file to a local computer.
Note: Please make sure the NVR model and the firmware version are correct.
After downloading the firmware file, users can upgrade new firmware from a folder
of local computer and browse the folder to upload it.
A window will pop up to ask for the folder to upload the firmware.
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After selecting the file, please click “Upgrade” to renew the NVR.
5.6.3
Language
Please select “Language” from the drop-down menu of System to begin.
DIGISTOR NVR provides different languages for users. Users can configure the
language as AUTO or other languages.
Please click “Apply” and the language will be changed.
5.6.4
Date &Time
Please select “Date & Time” from the drop-down menu of System to begin.
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Set up
Select from the drop-down list and configure the time manually and the setting will
be effective when you click “Apply”.
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Time zone
Set the time and date according to the correct time zone and adjust clock for
daylight saving changes for your preference.
Enter the hostname of a valid NTP server.
5.6.5
Buzzer
Please select “Buzzer” from the drop-down menu of System to begin.
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Select “Enable” or “Disable” to set Buzzer Notice
Once the buzzer notice is disabled, the buzzer action of digital output will not be
performed.
Note: To stop the buzzer sound, user can press “USB BACKUP” button on the
front panel of DIGISTOR NVR for one second.
Reboot & Shutdownnd.
5.6.6
Reboot & Shutdown
Please select “Reboot & Shutdown” from the drop-down menu of System to begin.
Click “Reboot” to restart the NVR.
Click “Shutdown” to turn off the NVR.
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