Cascadia S-series System information

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Table of Contents
Introduction
General Guidelines···················································································· 4
Precautions····························································································· 4
Unpacking ······························································································ 5
Live Mode
System Lock (Password Lock) ······································································ 6
Screen Division Tools················································································· 7
Emergency Recording ················································································ 8
Instant Replay ························································································· 8
Voice Network (Two-Way Audio) ·································································· 8
Search··································································································· 8
System Setting (Setup) ·············································································· 8
Pan / Tilt / Zoom and Preset Controls····························································· 9
Camera Display, TV Out & Relay Output Controls ·············································· 9
Digital Clock···························································································· 9
Camera Window Information ······································································10
System Lock (Password Lock) ·····································································10
Search Mode
Overview ······························································································ 11
Event Search·························································································· 12
Object Search························································································· 13
Point of Sale Investigator (POS Search) ························································ 14
Point of Sale (POS) Display - Live································································· 14
Format CDRW ························································································ 15
Backup ································································································· 15
E-Map ·································································································· 16
Saving Images (JPEG, Bitmap & AVI) ···························································· 17
Printing Images (Image Print)····································································· 18
Bookmark Add ························································································ 19
Bookmark Search (Reviewing Bookmarked Images) ·········································· 19
Setup Mode
System Setup (System Setting) ···································································20
Recording Drive Setup······································································21
User Registration ············································································22
Rebooting Setup ·············································································23
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Setup Mode (cont.)
Camera Setup ························································································24
General ························································································25
Motion and Color Properties ·······························································26
Pan / Tilt ······················································································27
Schedule Setup·······················································································28
DI (Alarm Input) Surveillance Schedule Setup ·················································30
Network Setup························································································31
Dynamic DNS (Explained) ··········································································32
Control and Audio Setup············································································33
E-Mail Setup ··························································································34
POS (Point of Sale) Setup ··········································································35
Backup Setup ·························································································36
Sensor Inputs (Alarm Inputs)······································································37
Digital Outputs (Relay Outputs) ···································································37
PTZ Connection (I/O Card)·········································································37
Program Tools
Capture Clear ·························································································38
Index Builder ·························································································38
DVSS4 Player ·························································································39
Watermark Verifier ··················································································40
Client Software
Installation ····························································································41
Client Network Setup················································································42
Remote Connection of a DVRT through a Router······································42
Port Forwarding··············································································42
Dynamic IP Address·········································································43
Static IP Address / Changing Port Number ·············································44
Main Screen···························································································47
Client System Setup ·················································································48
View System Log / View Event Log ······················································49
Client Option Settings ······································································50
Server List Management ············································································51
Connecting to a DVRT ··············································································52
Network Search - Searching (Remote) Video from the Client PC ···························53
Local Search - Searching (Local) Video on the Client PC ·····································54
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Introduction
General Guidelines
Thank you for purchasing a Cascadia DVRT. This manual will provide
detailed instructions on how to install and program the DVRT to your
specific application.
If you have any questions please call our office: (509) 235-5360
Please read this manual carefully prior to installing
and programming the DVRT.
Caution: Removing the DVRT cover will void the warranty.
Precautions
When installing the DVRT:
• Install the DVRT in a well-ventilated area
• Avoid excessive electronic or magnetic fields
• Wireless devices, radios and TVs, may cause interference to the DVRT
• Avoid placing the DVRT in direct sunlight or near heating devices
• Avoid humid, dusty or smoky environments
• Avoid extremely hot or cold areas
• Use a surge protector or an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to protect
the system from power spikes
• When installing the system, support the BNC cables to protect the BNC
board from being damaged
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Introduction (cont.)
Unpacking
Please read this manual carefully prior to installing
and programming the DVRT.
After unpacking, verify the enclosed Packing List.
A few of the items are listed below:
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Digital Video Recorder Transmitter (DVRT)
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Cascadia DVRT Software & Driver CD
System Restore CD
RS-422 Data Cable
DVRT Tower Case
DVRT Rack Mount Case
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AC Power Cord
Microsoft CD
Keyboard
Mouse
Surge Protector
BNC Cables
AC Power Cord
Mouse
Keyboard
RS-422 Data Cable
(Required for Pan / Tilt Operation)
Surge Protector
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Live Mode
Live Mode is the start screen of the S-Series DVRT Server Software. This screen displays live images from the cameras and the icons to switch to other modes. When the
System is first started it is not necessary to Log On to access any features. The DVRT
must be locked to deny unauthorized users from controlling the software. When the system is locked all features require an access code to be opened. All users should be assigned their own individual User ID and Password by the System Administrator.
PTZ Controls
Screen Division
Tools
System Lock
Left click the “System Lock” button to lock the system. After locking the system, a
password will be needed to access any of the features. This feature may be turned
on and off using a password.
Refer to the following pages in this section for a detailed explanation of how to use
the Live Mode Features.
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Live Mode
Screen Division Tools (drag and drop cameras to preferred positions)
1: Displays a single camera
13: Displays cameras 1 ~ 13
4: Displays cameras 1 ~ 4
13: Displays cameras 1 ~ 13
6: Displays cameras 1 ~ 6
16: Displays cameras 1 ~ 16
7: Displays cameras 1 ~ 7
22: Displays cameras 1 ~ 22
9: Displays cameras 1 ~ 9
25: Displays cameras 1 ~ 25
10: Displays cameras 1 ~ 10
30: Displays cameras 1 ~ 30
10: Displays cameras 1 ~ 10
36: Displays cameras 1 ~ 36
Full Screen : Removes the GUI and makes the images full screen.
Rotation: Left clicking this icon initiates a switching pattern of the selected camera view.
Left click any screen division button or the rotation button again to stop the screens from rotating.
A/V Switching: Rotates the TV Out from one camera to the next.
Reset Screen: Resets the screen to the default positions.
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Screen Movement:
A) Left click the camera image
B) Drag the camera to the desired display location
C) Drop the camera in the desired location
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Emergency Recording
Left clicking the “Emergency Record” button starts
recording all cameras instantly (Emergency Recording
is setup from the Schedule Setup Tab in Setup.)
Do not forget to turn this feature off when finished.
Instant Replay
Select the camera you wish to playback and left click the
“Instant Replay” button to open the instant replay player.
Voice Network
Opens the Two-Way Voice controls for the DVRT Server Software.
Search
Left click the “Search” button to enter Search Mode and review the recorded video.
System Setting
Left click the “System Setting” (Setup) button to enter System Setup and custom configure
the settings of the S-Series DVRT Server Software.
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Pan / Tilt / Zoom and Preset Controls
Zoom cameras and Pan/Tilt/Zoom
cameras can be controlled from the
DVRT software and/or the Client
software.
1) Left click the center of the “Pan/
Tilt Control” button to open the
“Detailed Pan/Tilt Controls”
2) Use the up/down arrows to select
the camera to control
3) Select the preprogrammed preset
position by selecting the preset and
left click the go button
4) Manually control the camera with
the Pan/Tilt Controls
Pan/Tilt Controls
Detailed
Pan/Tilt Controls
Camera Display, TV Out and Relay Output Controls
Camera Display - Left click to display appropriate camera in screen division
TV Out Display - Displays activated cameras and selects a single camera spot monitor output
Relay Output (Digital Out) Display - Left click to activate a Relay Output
Digital Clock (Date-Time)
The Digital Clock displays the current date and time
of the Server Software. (The recording time of the
video is based on this Digital Clock which is
synchronized with the PC Clock.)
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Live Mode
Camera Window Information
Live camera views can display:
1) Camera Name:
2) Audio On/Off Controls:
3) PTZ Enabled:
4) Recording Activity:
The yellow area is displayed to
highlight an area for the Point of
Sale Application software.
System Lock
Left click the “System Lock” button to lock
the system.
After locking the system, the software will
prompt you for your “User ID” and “User
Password” to access every feature. Unlock
the system by left clicking the “System Lock”
button again, enter your User ID and User
Password and check the “Stay As Current
User” box.
Note:
Default User ID: Administrator
Default User Password: Administrator
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Search Mode
Search Mode is used to display recorded video. There are several ways to search recorded video. Normal
Search searches recorded video by time and date. Event Search searches for specific events and associates the specific video. Object Search can search recorded video for areas of discreet motion. POS
Search searches for specific Point of Sale transactions and associates the specific video. Bookmark
Search allows you to search bookmarked video for viewing at a later time.
Calendar & Exact Time
Return to Live Mode
Search Time Line
Playback Controls
Play Backward
One
Frame
Backward
Play Forward
Stop/Pause
One
Frame
Forward
Play Speed
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Global Settings for
Brightness,
Sharpness and
Volume.
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Enabled to Playback
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Event Search
Event Search is used to search for a specific event (Motion or Alarm Inputs) or a
series of events. Event Search is opened from the Search Mode window.
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Select Camera: Select a camera.
Select Event: Select the event type Motion / Alarm (DI) Input.
Calendar: Select a date.
Event Time List: Displays the events found for the selected parameters.
Search Event: Search for events and displays them in the “Event Time List”.
Play Event: Plays the event.
Stop Event: Stops playing the event.
Preview Window: Displays the recorded video.
Exit: Closes the “Event Search” window and returns to “Search Mode”.
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Object Search
Object Search is used to detect a specific area of motion within video which has been
recorded previously. Object Search is opened from the Search Mode window.
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1. Channel: Select a camera.
2. From: Select the date and time to start the search.
3. Until: Select the date and time to stop the search.
4. Leading Image: Left click to display the leading image from the time selected.
5. Preview Window: Displays recorded video.
6. Add: Left click to add a motion detection area (draw with the mouse).
7. Delete: Left click to delete the motion detection area (erase with the mouse).
8. Delete All: Deletes all motion detection areas.
9. Motion Sensitivity: Adjust the sensitivity of the motion detection area.
10. Motion Event List: Displays the events found for the selected parameters.
11. Search: Starts the search process and displays motion events detected in the
“Motion Event List”.
12. Add to Bookmark: Opens the “Add to Bookmark” window.
13. Exit: Closes the “Object Search” window and returns to “Search Mode”.
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Point of Sale Investigator (POS Search)
Point of Sale (POS Search) Investigator is used to search a Point of Sale Database for a
specific transaction and playback the video associated with the transaction. Point of
Sale (POS) Investigator is opened from the Search window. Data can be searched even
though it is not displayed when the video is recorded.
Search Terms
Playback View
Search Result
Playback Controls
Point of Sale (POS) Display - Live
Text Overlay Area
Text Captured
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Backing Up Compressed Video and AVI Files
Format CD-RW
Format CD-RW is used to Format CD-RW’s. The Format CD-RW Icon is available
from the Backup window.
Backup
Backup is used to Backup data in the original proprietary format. Left click the
Backup Icon from “Live Mode” to open the program.
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1. Select Camera: Select the camera or all cameras and left click the “Search” button
to build the table.
2. Data All, Today, 1 Week, 1 Month: Quick search buttons.
3. Select All: Selects all of the files in the table.
4. Pre-View: Plays the highlighted files.
5. Select Backup Media: Select the location and media type to save the files.
6. Backup: Starts the backup process.
7. AVI Backup: Creates an AVI File of the selected files.
8. Backup Stop: Stops the backup process.
9. Exit: Closes the “Backup” window and returns to Live Mode.
10. Select Files: Displays the size of the files selected to backup.
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E-Map
E-Map can is used to display live cameras and activate Digital Outputs. E-Map is
opened from Live Mode. If you have a second monitor, the E-Map and the Images
from the cameras can be displayed on the second monitor.
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1. Camera Icon: Double Left click the camera Icon to have the camera appear in it’s own pop-up window.
2. Digital Out Icon: Double Left click the Digital Out (Relay Out) Icon to activate the relay.
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Saving Images to JPEG’s, BITMAPS and AVI Files
Images can be saved in a Bitmap or JPEG format. Video files can be saved in an AVI
format with Audio. If you want to backup audio and video in its original compressed
format please use the backup feature (on page 15). To save images left click the
“Image Save” button to open the “Save Image” window. If you are going to save
video to a CD-RW or DVD-RW you must first format the media (see page 15).
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1. Destination: Select the location where the images will be saved.
2. Format: Select the type of image or video file to be saved (BMP, JPEG or AVI).
3. Save Info: Check this box to display the Date, Time, etc. on each image.
4. Watermark: Check this box to watermark the image (applied to BMP image only).
5. Move All / Move Image: Arrows move the selected image or all images to the
previous or next frame.
6. Next Frames: Saves additional frames forward or backwards from the frame
displayed.
7. Save: Saves images selected to the destination location.
8. Exit: Closes the “Save Image” window and returns to Search Mode.
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Printing Images
Images can be printed to a printer connected to the DVRT. To print images, left
click the “Image Print” button to open the “Print Image” window.
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Recording Date: Displays the recording date and time.
Choose Printer: Select the printer from the pull-down list.
Copy Count: Select the number of copies to print.
Image Border: When selected creates border.
Images Per Page: Select the number of images to be printed on one page.
Print Size: Select the size of the image you want to print.
Print: Prints the images according to the settings.
Cancel: Closes the “Print Image” window and returns to Search Mode.
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Bookmark Add
Images can be bookmarked to review them quickly at a later time. To bookmark an image,
left click the “Bookmark Add” button to open the “Add to Bookmark” window. Name the
image and left click the “Add” button to add the bookmarked image to the bookmark list.
Bookmark Search
Images can be easily reviewed using the bookmark list. Left click the “Bookmark Search”
button to open the “View Bookmark” window. Select all channels or a specific channel to
search for bookmarks. Select all days or a specific date range. Left click the “Search”
button to locate and add the bookmarks to the list. Highlight the item and left click “Go”.
The video will automatically begin playing from the bookmarked date and time.
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System Setup
The DVRT can be custom configured for specific applications. Setup Mode is
where the DVRT is programmed to your individual installation. Left click the
“System Setting” button in “Live Mode” to open the “System Setup” window. The
“System Setup” window will be the first setting to be displayed.
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1. System Information: Displays the details of the system.
2. Disk Information: Displays the current recording and backup drives installed. Left
clicking the “Disk Information” Icon, opens the “Recording Drive Setup” window.
3. System Running Mode: Normal Mode allows access to windows, display icons on
the desktop and allows you to close the program and access the desktop. DVR Mode
starts the system directly to the DVR, locks all windows key functions and displays the
“Open Tools” button from the “System Setup” window.
4. User Registration: Opens the “User Setup” window.
5. View Log File: Opens the “Open a Log File” window.
6. Open Tools: Opens the Tools Menu (Only Displayed when running in DVR Mode).
7. Reboot Setup: Opens the “Reboot Setup” window.
8. Run Virtual Keyboard: Opens the virtual keyboard.
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System Setup (cont.)
Recording Drive Setup
The DVRT Hard Drives can be custom configured to be used to Record or Backup
Data.
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1. Left click and highlight the drive you would like to configure.
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2. Select the type of recording for the selected drive. (Repeat Steps 1 and 2
for all drives)
3. Left click “OK”.
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System Setup (cont.)
User Registration
Users can access specific applications and view specific cameras. The Defaults
are User ID = Administrator / Default Password = Administrator.
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1. Double left click to highlight the “User ID” Box. Enter a New User ID and press the
enter key on the keyboard.
2. Enter and confirm the Password for
the New User ID and left click “OK”.
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3. User Level: Select a User Level. (See the next page for Details.)
4. User Shared: A User should be shared if more than one user is going to be assigned
the same User ID and Password.
5. Current User: Left clicking beside the new user in the Current User column assigns the
New User ID and Password to the Current User upon exiting User
Setup.
6. User Fixed: Add a Default User ID and Password and make the “User Fixed” to have
the DVRT return to this “Fixed User” (Default) when the keyboard and
mouse are not used for the defined period of time.
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System Setup (cont.)
User Registration (cont.)
User Levels are predefined access settings for Administrator, General, Manager and 27 additional
Custom Levels. Check the box to authorize the user to use the feature. User Levels can be defined
using the following parameters:
Reboot Setup
The DVRT can be set to automatically reboot. Select the interval and the time. Left click “OK”.
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Camera Setup
Each camera can be custom configured for specific applications. Camera Setup is
where each camera is programmed to your individual installation. Left click the
“System Setting” button in “Live Mode” to open the “System Setup” Window. Left
click the “Camera” button to open the “Camera Setup” window. There are three
separate functions of Camera Setup: 1) General Setup, 2) Motion and Color Setup
and 3) Pan/Tilt Setup.
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Camera One (1) is activated and selected. (Color is pink.)
Cameras Two (2), Three (3) and Four (4) are activated. (Color is light blue.)
Cameras Five (5) through Sixteen (16) are not activated. (Color is dark blue.)
Cameras Seventeen (17) through Thirty-two (32) are not available. (Grayed out.)
General Camera Setup Tab: Opens the “General Setup” window.
Motion and Color Setup Tab: Opens the “Motion and Color Setup” window.
Pan/Tilt Setup Tab: Opens the “Pan/Tilt Setup” window.
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Camera Setup (cont.)
General Setup
Each camera can be custom configured for specific applications. Camera Setup is
where each camera is programmed to your individual installation. This is the
General Setup Tab.
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1. Camera Name: Camera title and color of text.
2. Display Camera Name: Displays the camera name when checked.
3. Enable AV Out: Enables the camera to be viewed from the switched TV Out
and used as a spot monitor from Live Mode.
4. Display Audio Button: Displays the audio control button to toggle On/Off
the audio from Live Mode. If this button is not enabled live audio cannot be
turned on from Live Mode.
5. Video Loss Surveillance: Video Loss Settings.
a) Sound Alert: Beeps through PC Speaker on Video Loss.
b) E-Mail Alert: E-mail Notice on Video Loss (See E-mail Setup).
c) Phone Alert: Calls a Phone Number on Video Loss (See Dial-up
Setup).
6. Alarm-Out List: Associates a Digital (Relay) Output on Video Loss.
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Camera Setup (cont.)
Motion and Color Setup
Each camera can be custom configured for specific applications. Camera Setup is
where each camera is programmed to your individual installation. This is the
Motion/Color Setup Tab.
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1. Color Preview: Displays changes to Color Settings and Motion Detection Areas.
2. Reset to Default: Returns all settings to factory default.
3. Color Setting Controls: Adjustments for Color Settings.
a) Brightness Control: Controls the Brightness Level.
b) Contrast Control: Controls the Contrast Level.
c) Hue Control: Controls the Hue Level (Tint adjustment).
d) ChrU Control: Controls the ChrU Levels.
e) ChrV Control: Controls the ChrV Levels.
4. Motion Sensitivity: Adjusts the Motion Detection Sensitivity.
5. Motion Setting Tools:
a) Display Motion Areas: Left click to display the motion detection area.
b) Draw All: Left click to draw motion detection in all of the camera view.
c) Erase All: Left click to erase all of the motion detection areas.
d) Brush Size Tools: Adjusts the size of the motion detection paint brush.
e) Motion Test: Displays motion detected as blue dots as it is activated.
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Camera Setup (cont.)
Pan / Tilt Setup
Each camera can be custom configured for specific applications. Camera Setup is
where each camera is programmed to your individual installation. This is the
Pan/Tilt Setup Tab.
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1. Pan/Tilt: Select the Pan/Tilt Type (Make/Model) from the drop down list.
2. Out Port: Select the Communication Port from the drop down list which connects
to the converter.
3. RX Address: Select the Address from the drop down list to match the Pan/Tilt
camera.
4. Pan/Tilt Invert: Check to make the Pan/Tilt direction reversed.
5. Zoom In/Out Invert: Check to make the Zoom In/Out reversed.
6. Display RX Button: Check to display the Camera’s Address on the image.
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Schedule Setup
Each camera can be custom configured for specific applications. Schedule Setup
is where camera recording types are programmed to your individual installation.
This is the Schedule Setup Tab.
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1. Select Camera: Select a camera.
2. All Time: Selects all times and days to apply camera settings.
3. Default: Resets the setting to Factory Default.
4. Apply to All: Applies the settings to all cameras.
5. Recording Schedule Display: Displays the setting of each hour and day.
6. Resolution: Select the resolution.
7. Compression Type: Select the compression type.
8. Video Quality: Adjusts the video quality.
9. Recording Option: Motion, Audio Recording Options and Actions. (Details on next page)
10. Recording FPS: Sets the recording rate for continuous recording.
11. Event Recording Settings: Sets the recording rate for event recording.
a) Pre-event Recording: Sets the recording rate for pre-event recording.
b) Non-event FPS: Sets the recording rate for non-event recording.
c) Post-event Recording: Sets the recording rate for post-event recording.
12. Minimum Audio Level: Adjusts the minimum audio required to activate recording.
13. Emergency Recording Setup: Opens the “Emergency Recording Setup” window.
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Schedule Setup (cont.)
9. Recording Option: Motion, Audio Recording Options and Actions.
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a) When Motion Detection is used
the “Action” button is activated.
Left click the “Action” button to
open the “Motion Surveillance
Schedule” window. Select the
preferred action when motion is
detected.
b) Event Recording Settings are
also activated when Motion
Detection is used. Pre-event,
Non-event and Post-event
Recording can only be used
when Motion Detection is used.
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13. Emergency Recording Setup:
Emergency Recording is used to activate
recording from the schedule when the
Emergency Record Button is activated
from Live Mode. A Schedule must be
setup for this feature to be activated.
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DI (Alarm Input) Surveillance Schedule Setup
Each Digital Input (Alarm Input) and Digital Output (Relay Output) can be custom
configured for specific applications. DI Schedule Setup is where each Digital Input
and Output is programmed to your individual installation. This is the DI Surveillance
Schedule Setup Tab.
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1. DI Channel: Select a channel (Sensor/Alarm Input) to configure.
2. Default: Resets the channel to Factory Default Setting.
3. Apply To All: Applies the current settings to all channels.
4. DI Schedule Display: Displays the schedule for the Sensor when the Sensor
(Alarm Input) is active.
5. Sound Alert: Makes a beep on the PC speakers upon a motion event.
6. E-Mail Alert: Sends an E-mail to a registered address upon a motion event (See
E-mail Setup).
7. Phone Alert: Calls a registered phone # upon a motion event (See Dial-up Setup).
8. Pop Up: Displays the active camera full screen upon a motion event.
9. Alarm-Out List: Activates Digital Out (Relay Output) upon a motion event.
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Network Setup
Each DVRT can be custom configured for specific applications. Network Setup is
where Network Settings are programmed to your individual installation. This is
the Network Setup Tab.
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1. Network Setting: Configures the Network Settings.
a) LAN: Check this box to allow remote access through a TCP/IP Connection.
b) WEB: Check this box to allow access through a Web Browser.
c) Modem: Check this box and select the modem for a phone line connection.
d) Serial Network: Check this box and select a COM Port # to use a serial port.
e) Audio Port Setting: Set the Audio Port for audio communication.
2. Network Image Setting: The Image Quality Slider Bar adjusts the video quality and the
Total Speed Limit adjusts the image transmission speed.
3. Dynamic DNS: Check this box if using a Dynamic IP Address. (details on next page)
4. Voice Network: Check this box to enable Two-Way Audio and enter a desired name.
Transmit voice upon 1:1 voice call requires a user at the DVRT to confirm the Two-Way Audio
connection.
5. PDA Connection: Check this box to enable access from the PDA Client then set the PDA
frame rate.
6. Smart-Update Before Start-up: Updates the DVRT Software when the system restarts.
7. Execute Smart-Update Now: Left click to update the DVRT Software.
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Network Setup (cont.)
Dynamic DNS
Use Dynamic DNS Service when using a Dynamic IP Address. Check the Dynamic DNS box to enable
Dynamic DNS. If the DVRT is behind a firewall or going through a router (IP is Private IP) check the
Shared IP box. Then, left click the Register IP Address button (highlighted below) to open the
“Register at Dynamic DNS” window. After registering DDNS ID and Password, (instructions below)
manually update the IP Address by left clicking the “Dynamic DNS Update Now” button.
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1. DDNS ID: Request an ID (replaces IP Address).
2. ID Check: Left click to see if it is available.
3. Password: Displays the Password.
4. Email: Use the Email address to retrieve your forgotten User ID
and Password.
5. DVR Name: Name of the DVRT.
6. DVR Location: Location of the DVRT.
7. Retrieve DDNS: Left click and enter a Password to complete
the registration.
8. Forgot ID/Password: Left click and enter your Email Address
and the DVRT Name (Info will be emailed).
9. Done: Saves the settings.
10. Close: Closes the “Register at Dynamic DNS” window.
Note: When the DVRT is registered with the DNS Server,
the Client must use the DDNS ID to connect in place of
the IP Address.
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Control and Audio Setup
Each DVRT can be custom configured for specific applications. Control Setup is where Digital
Inputs (Sensors/Alarm Inputs) and Digital Outputs (Relay Outputs) are named and configured.
This is the Control Setup Tab.
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1. Server ID: Name of the Server.
2. Video Format: Select the Video Format (NTSC for America).
3. Alarm Sound: Create and select your own Wave file or use the default.
4. Default: Resets Alarm Sound to factor default.
5. Sensor List: Double left click the DIO # to name the Digital Input (Sensor/Alarm Input).
6. Alarm-Out List: Double left click the DIO # to name the Digital Output (Relay Output).
7. Audio List: Check the Audio box and associate the appropriate camera to activate audio
recording. Exit Setup and re-enter Camera Setup, turn on Display Audio. Left click the Audio button displayed
on Live Mode to listen to Live Audio.
8. E-Mail Setup: Left click the “E-Mail Setup” button. (details on next page)
9. Send E-Mail Upon System Start/End: Check this box to send an E-mail when the
system reboots.
10. Auto Switching Time: Sets the Auto Switching Time for Auto Switching in Live Mode.
11. A/V Switching Time: Sets the Auto Switching (Dwell) Time for the TV Output.
12. Quad Setting: Sets the Quad Settings.
13. Record While Searching: Check this box to record video while searching.
14. Edit E-Map: Left click to open the E-Map Editor.
15. Dial-up Setup: Settings for Dial-up.
16. POS Enable (Reboot): Check the box and Left click “Setting” to open the POS Settings window.
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E-Mail Setup
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1. Outgoing Mail Server: Enter the STMP the mail will be sent through.
2. Authentication Method: Select the Authentication Method.
3. Account Name: Enter the Account Name.
4. Account Password: Enter the Account Password.
5. Encoding Method: Select the Encoding Method.
6. User Mail Address: Enter your E-Mail Address.
7. E-Mail List: Add recipients to the E-Mail list. Check the box to receive E-Mail
when the selected event occurs.
8. Cancel: Closes the “E-Mail Setup” window.
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POS (Point of Sale) Setup
Each DVRT can be custom configured for specific applications. POS (Point of Sale)
Setup is where the POS Software is integrated to display and record cash register
transactions. POS Setup is opened from the Control Setup Tab.
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Communication Type: Select the Communication Type - Serial or TCP/IP.
DVR Port: Select the Port the DVR is going to communicate with the POS devices.
Display Setting: Check the “Show’ box to display the transactions in Live Mode.
Font Setting: Select the Font Color, Size and Weight.
Text Area: Designate where the text will be displayed on Live Mode.
POS Setup: Select the POS Device, Module type and Duration of the transaction.
TCP/IP: Type the IP Address of the POS Device.
Serial: Select the POS Port (COM Port) Baud Rate (printer), Data Bit (printer), Parity
(none for Serial), Stop Bit (printer).
OK: Left click “OK” to save the settings and close the “POS Setup” window.
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Backup Setup
Each DVRT can be custom configured for specific applications. Backup Setup is where Automatic
Backups are configured. This is the Backup Setup Tab.
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1. Perform Backup: Check this box to activate an automatic backup.
2. Every Day, Every Week, Every Month: Select the automatic backup time interval.
3. Option: Select the Before Option to select the frequency of the backup.
4. Select Backup Channel: Select the Channel.
5. If hard disk is full, delete old file: Check this box to delete old files when the hard
drive is full.
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Sensor Inputs (Alarm Inputs)
When an Alarm Input (motion detector, door contact, etc.) is connected to the DVRT the
violated zone light will turn on. These alarm inputs can be used to activate the Digital
Outputs (Relay Outputs) and/or start the recording of the DVRT.
Sensors (Alarm Inputs) are connected on the back panel of the DVRT as pictured below.
Sensor Input Terminals
Connect one wire to the desired alarm input number and then connect the other wire
to the GND port.
Digital Outputs (Relay Outputs)
Left click the Digital Output Icon from the Server or the Client Software to manually
activate a Digital Output (Relay Output).
D/O Voltage



DC 30V, 1A or below
Relay Output Terminals
DC 110V, 0.3A or below
AC 125V, 500mA or below
PTZ Connection (I/O Card)
To Serial Port on PC
PTZ Signal Cable
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Program Tools
Program Tools can be accessed from the “System Setup” window when the DVRT
is setup in DVR Mode. Enter Setup, from the System Setup Tab, change the System Running Mode to DVR Mode and restart the DVRT. When the DVRT restarts,
enter System Setup from the System Setting Tab and left click the “Open Tools”
button.
Capture Clear
Capture Clear is used to remove the drivers from the DVRT. Call technical support
before using this feature.
Index Builder
Index Builder is used to rebuild the index files if the files can not be viewed from
the search menu. Simply open the program (double left click) and select the
drives you would like to rebuild. Left click “Build Index”.
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DVSS4Player
DVSS4 Player is used to Playback Data previously backed up or “Archived” from
the “Backup Program” in the original proprietary format. Double left click the Program Icon on the DVRT’s desktop to open the “Browse for Folder” window.
Left click the minus sign beside the drive
containing the backup file to display the data
folders. Highlight the “BackupFile” and left click
“OK” to open the Player.
Select the Camera Number or All Cameras, left
click “Search” to display the files.
Highlight the file or files and left click “Play MMV
File” to open the MMV Player. The file will begin
playing automatically. The MMV Player window
can be resized by dragging any corner.
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Watermark Verifier
Watermark Verifier is used to verify Bitmap Images which were watermarked
from previously recorded video. Watermark Verifier is located on the DVRT’s
desktop. Double left click the “Watermark Verifier” Icon to open the “Watermark
Verifier”.
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Left click “Check” to verify the image.
If approved, “Watermark Approved” will display.
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Client Software
Installation
Locate the folder for the Client Software on the Software and Driver CD provided. Open the folder and
double left click the “Setup.exe” icon.
Setup.exe
This will launch Install Shield Wizard: follow the steps below.
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When the software is loaded the following Icon will
appear on the desktop. Double left click the
DVSS4Client Icon to start the program.
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Client Software
Remote Connection of a DVRT through a Router
When the DVRT is behind the router and has an internal IP (ex : 192.168.xxx.xxx), the
IP cannot be accessed from a remote site beyond the local area network. In order to
make the connection work in this environment, please follow the procedures below.
Internet
Public IP (ex ; 66.177.175.243)
ADSL/Cable Modem
Router
LAN
DVR
192.168.0.2
192.168.0.3
………………
Port Forwarding
Forward the necessary ports to the DVRT from the router or firewall. Ports 80 & 8100
are essential.
 80 is for web server port
 8100 is for video streaming port
 8100 is for communication port with Dynamic IP Server
 8200 is for Live Audio
 8500 is for voice communication (Two-Way Voice)
Video streaming Port 8100
Web (http) Port 80
Register/Update to Dynamic
IP Server Port 8100
DVR
Router
Voice Communication
Port 8500
Live Audio Port 8200
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Remote Connection to the DVRT through a Router (cont.)
Client Setup - Dynamic IP Address (registered with the DDNS Server)
Go to Network Setup from DVRT Server Network Setup. Make sure that “LAN’ and
“WEB” are checked. Check on “Dynamic DNS” and press the “Register Button”.
Enter a User Name and Password then the DDNS (example: dvr) will show up.
Check the box for “Shared IP” and press “Dynamic IP Update Button”.
Note: The last two options are required to be checked even if the IP is
static or dynamic to ensure connection through the router.
Next, in the Client Setup from Server List Management Setup:
1) Enter the Server Name: The name you want to call it when you connect.
2) Enter the DDNS ID: (Example: dvr).
3) Select the ports the DVRT is communication through (Example: 8100,8200,8500).
4) Check the box for a DDNS connection.
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Remote Connection to the DVRT through a Router (cont.)
Client Setup - Static IP Address
If the DVRT has a static IP, a remote user can access it by the following:
Simply enter the static IP Address in the Address or ID box of the Server List
Management Setup in the Client. (see below)
Web Client: enter http://”the static IP”/dvssweb.htm
(example: http://69.29.0.12/dvssweb.htm) from a web browser.
Changing Port Number:
Web port: Go to Network Setup on DVSS4 Server Program. Check on Port Setting next
to WEB option. Enter an alternate port number other than 80. After changing the port
to 5555 for example, the user can gain access from http://211.188.xxx.xxx:5555/
dvssweb.htm from web browser.
Video streaming port: Go to Network Setup on DVSS4 and enter new port number
next to LAN option. Then, exit and restart DVSS4 program.
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Remote Connection to the DVRT through a Router (cont.)
Connects to dynamic IP server and gets real IP information.
WAN
WAN
Port 80,8100
Real IP : Virtual IP Info
List
192.1.1.1=211.188.27.25
192.1.1.2=201.162.36.77
192.1.1.3=177.188.85.65
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DSL/Cable
Modem
Router
(69.29.0.12)
DVR
(IP on LAN card: 192.168.1.1)
LAN
Dynamic IP Server
WAN
Receives real IP: virtual
IP information
Sends and receives
video images
Client PC
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Remote Connection to the DVRT through a Router (cont.)
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1. Dynamic DNS: Checking this option activates the DVRT program to check the IP
change on the LAN card every 5 minutes. If changed, DVRT connects to dynamic IP
server and updates virtual IP versus real IP information.
2. Register DNS: Pressing this button connects to dynamic IP server then DNS
appears with which user can connect without checking a changed IP.
3. Shared IP: Checking this option, when the DVRT is behind the router, connects the
DVRT to the dynamic IP server every hour. The dynamic IP gets the real IP information
through the connection and sends the real IP information to the DVRT. This updates the
IP information in DDNS Server.
4. Dynamic DNS Update Now: Pressing this button connects to the dynamic IP
Server and manually updates the IP information.
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Main Screen
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1. Digital Clock: Current time from Local PC.
2. Screen Division Tools: Left click to display the video as shown on the button.
3. Camera Display Controls: Left click to switch the screen division to show the
camera number selected.
4. Video Display On/Off: Left click camera numbers to turn them On and Off.
5. Audio Listen In: Left click the audio channel to listen to the audio from the Client.
6. Connect to Server: Opens the “Connect” window.
7. Disconnect from Server: Disconnects the Server.
8. Search: Opens the “Playback Setup” window (refer to Searching Video from
the server).
9. System Setting (Client Setup): Opens the “Client System Setup”.
10. Video Recording: Records Streaming Video as setup in Client Setup.
11. Voice Network (Two-Way Audio): Left click to open the “Voice Network”
window.
12. E-MAP: Opens Emap.
13. PTZ Controls: Controls the movement of PTZ cameras.
14. Digital Outputs: Turns on and off Digital outputs (Relay Outputs) on the DVRT.
15. Close: Closes the Client Software.
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System Setting
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Recording Drive Information and Setting: Select the Drive.
Recording Drive and Type: Select the recording type.
View System Log: Opens the “Open the Log File” window. (details on next page)
View Event Log: Opens the “Event Log Viewer” window. (details on next page)
Use Smart-Update: Executes Smart-Update when the Client is re-opened.
Execute Smart-Update Now: Executes Smart-Update now.
Exit: Closes the “Client System Setup” window.
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System Setting (cont.)
3) View System Log
Select the Log File. Left click
“Open” to view the file.
4) View Event Log
Select the Event Type. Select the
Start and End, Date and Time, to
search for the events. Left click
“Search Log”. Events will display
in the list. Left click the event to
play the video.
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System Setting (cont.)
Client Option Settings
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1. Display Rotate Time: Select the time to rotate cameras when option is selected.
2. Display Camera Name: Check this box to display the camera name.
3. Display Frame View (Sec): Check this box to display the cameras refresh rate.
4. Event Log Recording: Check this box to activate the event recording log.
5. Voice Network: Check this box and enter a user name to activate two-way voice.
6. Transmit voice upon 1:1 voice call: Check this box to activate two-way voice
automatically.
7. Recording Type: Select recording option for recording when recording is activated.
8. Event Alarm: Select the camera from the drop down list and check the appropriate box
to select the action when motion is detected.
9. Auto Login After Disconnected: Automatically reconnects after disconnecting.
10. Change Remote Image Quality: Changes the remote transmission image quality.
11. Exit: Closes the “Client Option Setting” window.
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System Setting (cont.)
Server List Management
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1. Connection Number: Connection Number.
2. Type: Select the Connection Type (Upper list is TCP/IP, lower lists are modem
and serial).
3. Server Name: Double left click this box and enter the name of the DVRT.
4. TCP/IP Information: Double left click the box and enter the IP Address or
DDNS ID. Enter the Ports for Connection, Audio and Voice (If using DDNS, check
the “DDNS” box. If using Dynamic IP, check the “DynamicIP” box).
5. Delete Server from List: Left click to delete the server from the list.
6. Exit: Closes the “Server List Management” window.
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Connect Server: Left click the “Connect Server” button to open the “Connect” window.
Disconnect Server: Left click to disconnect from the current server.
Server: Select the server from the drop down list.
ID: Enter the USER ID.
Password: Enter the Password.
Connect: Left click the “Connect” button to connect to the server.
Cancel: Closes the “Connect” window.
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Searching (Remote) Video from the Client PC (Recorded on the Server)
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1. Calendar: Select the day to search from the calendar.
2. Recording Time Chart: Select the cameras you would like to playback. This window also
displays the recorded video and the type of recording.
3. Record Source:
a) Network Record Data: Check this box to Playback Video from the Remote PC.
b) Client Record Data: Check this box to Playback Video from the Local PC.
4. Video Information: Toggles on/off what information is displayed on the
video when it is played back.
5. Recording Classification: This is the Legend for the Recorded Time Chart.
6. Check Audio (A/V Sync vary according to the network): Synchronizes the audio to
the video played over the network automatically.
7. Select Audio Channel: Select the audio channel from the drop down list and select the
sync time.
8. Go to: This button takes you to the time selected in the Recorded Time Chart.
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Searching (Local) Video on the Client PC (Recorded on the Client PC)
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1. Calendar: Select the day to search from the calendar.
2. Recording Time Chart: Select the cameras you would like to playback. This window also
displays the recorded video and the type of recording.
3. Record Source:
a) Network Record Data: Check this box to Playback Video from the Remote PC.
b) Client Record Data: Check this box to Playback Video from the Local PC.
4. Video Information: Toggles on/off what information is displayed on the
video when it is played back.
5. Recording Server List: List of IP Addresses with video recorded to the Local PC.
6. Go to: This button takes you to the time selected in the Recorded Time Chart.
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