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1.
OVERVIEW ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
1.1
MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................................5
2.
INSTALLING THE PROGRAM ............................................................................................................................................... 5
3.
LIVE VIEWER .................................................................................................................................................................................6
3.1
DVR LIST AND LOG-IN .................................................................................................................................6
3.1.1 Editing DVR information ....................................................................................................................6
3.1.2 DVR status ............................................................................................................................................6
3.1.3 Deleting a DVR ....................................................................................................................................6
3.1.4 Folders ...................................................................................................................................................7
3.1.5 Viewing live images ............................................................................................................................7
3.2
GROUP MODE ................................................................................................................................................7
3.2.1 Registering a group ............................................................................................................................7
3.2.2 Deleting a group ..................................................................................................................................7
3.2.3 Viewing group images .......................................................................................................................7
3.3
ASSIGNING CAMEOS ..................................................................................................................................7
3.4
CAMERA VIEWS .............................................................................................................................................7
3.5
SEQUENCING .................................................................................................................................................7
3.6
INSTANT RECORDING .................................................................................................................................8
3.7
EVENT LOG ......................................................................................................................................................8
3.7.1 Viewing an event log ..........................................................................................................................8
3.7.2 Viewing live event log images ..........................................................................................................8
3.7.3 Viewing the recorded event log images ........................................................................................8
3.8
OPTIONS ..........................................................................................................................................................8
3.9
AUDIO ................................................................................................................................................................8
3.10 RELAY OUT ......................................................................................................................................................8
4.
PLAYBACK VIEWER .................................................................................................................................................................. 9
4.1
SEARCH ............................................................................................................................................................9
4.1.1 Timeline overview ................................................................................................................................9
4.1.2 Selecting a channel for full-screen ..................................................................................................9
4.1.3 Time line scale .....................................................................................................................................9
4.1.4 Calendar search ..................................................................................................................................9
4.1.5 Event search .........................................................................................................................................9
4.1.6 Text search ...........................................................................................................................................9
4.2
PLAYING VIDEO .......................................................................................................................................... 10
4.2.1 Play control buttons ......................................................................................................................... 10
4.2.2 Playing Audio .................................................................................................................................... 10
4.3
CONTROLLING ZOOM ............................................................................................................................. 10
4.4
SAVING A STILL IMAGE ............................................................................................................................ 10
4.4.1 Printing an image ............................................................................................................................. 10
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6.
4.5
ARCHIVING VIDEO ..................................................................................................................................... 10
4.6
AUTHENTICATION FUNCTION ............................................................................................................... 10
4.7
HARD DISK INFORMATION ..................................................................................................................... 10
CONFIGURATION TOOL ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
5.1
REGISTERING A DVR ................................................................................................................................ 11
5.2
LOGIN AND CONFIGURATION .............................................................................................................. 11
5.2.1 Information tab .................................................................................................................................. 12
5.2.2 Camera ............................................................................................................................................... 12
5.2.3 Recording .......................................................................................................................................... 12
5.2.4 Event setup ........................................................................................................................................ 12
5.2.5 Profiles ................................................................................................................................................ 12
5.2.6 System Settings ............................................................................................................................... 12
5.2.7 Connectivity ....................................................................................................................................... 12
5.2.8 Disk manager .................................................................................................................................... 12
5.2.9 Security tab ....................................................................................................................................... 12
ARCHIVE PLAYER ................................................................................................................................................................... 13
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DVR4C Remote Viewer | Operation Manual | Overview
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Overview
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The remote software gives you full control of multiple
Bosch Security Systems DVR4C digital video recorders
via a PC. Remote live viewing, search, playback and
system configuration are available. The software consists
of three programs: Live Viewer, Playback Viewer, and
Configuration Tool. By installing the DVR4C remote
software on a Windows PC you can monitor real-time
and recorded images via a LAN, a WAN, a telephone
line (with limited functionality*) or the Internet. To
manage multiple DVR4Cs easily, the DVR4C remote
software supports camera lists and group modes. An
Archive Player is also provided so that archived video
recordings can be viewed without requiring the remote
software to be installed.
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Installing the program
1. Click the Setup.exe file on the remote software setup
CD.
2. Choose a language and click I Agree to accept the
license.
3. Click Next and then select the program modules you
wish to install.
Minimum PC requirements
CPU
Memory
VGA
Resolution
Disk space
OS
Network
Others
Minimum
Recommended
Intel Pentium III
600Mhz
128MB
16MB
1024x768
10MB
Windows 2000
Professional, XP
10/100 BaseT
Intel Pentium IV
2Ghz
256MB
64MB
1024x768
10MB
Windows 2000
Professional, XP
10/100 BaseT
DirectX 8.1 or
higher
Before installing the programs, check the PC
specifications. The DVR4C remote software may not
perform correctly if the PC does not meet the minimum
requirements. Other programs running on the PC may
affect the performance of the remote software.
* PSTN telephone lines have limited bandwidth, so to improve
overall performance the following features are changed:
• Only one DVR4C can be connected
• Only one channel can be viewed at a time
• Image update rate is very low
• Audio streaming is not available
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4. Click Install. The default directory is:
C:\Program Files\BoschSecuritySystems\DVR4C
To choose a different directory, click browse and
choose a different location.
5. When installation is complete, click Close.
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Live Viewer
When installation is complete, double-click the Live
Viewer icon on your desktop to start the program.
Alternatively, select the Live Viewer program via the
Start button on the Task bar and the Programs menu
item.
3.1
DVR list and log-in
The DVR list is shown on the right side of the window.
To register a DVR:
1. Click
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4. Enter an IP Address and a Port number or click
Auto-detect and select an IP address from the list.
5. Click OK.
You can log in to multiple DVRs if you wish.
3.1.1
Click
Playback Viewer, and the Configuration Tool screens.
3.1.2
> The Add New DVR screen appears.
> To have the system remember the password for subsquent
log-ins, place a check mark in the Save Password box.
3. Select either a Ethernet or dial-in connection for the
DVR you want to register.
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DVR status
Connected normally
New DVR.
> The name can be up to 30 characters long.
or right click the mouse and select Edit DVR.
> DVR information is applicable for the Live Viewer, the
or right click the mouse and select Add
2. Enter a DVR name for local use, a User name and a
Password.
Editing DVR information
Fail to connect
3.1.3
Deleting a DVR
1. Select a DVR, then click
clicking the mouse.
2. Click Yes to confirm.
or select Delete by right
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3.3 Assigning cameos
Folders
You can use folders and subfolders to organize your list
of DVRs. To create a folder:
A cameo is a single camera picture in a multiscreen
display. To assign a camera to a cameo:
1. Right click the mouse in the DVR list window and
select New Folder.
1. Click one of the camera view icons
> The New Folder screen appears.
> To create a subfolder right click on an existing folder in the
list.
to select a multiscreen view.
2. Click on a DVR.
3. Click on the + beside the DVR name.
> A list of connected cameras appears.
2. Enter a name for the folder and click OK.
3. Drag and drop DVRs from the list into the folders
and subfolders you have created.
4. Click on the cameo where you want that camera
picture to be shown.
3.1.5
5. Click on a camera.
Viewing live images
> A border appears around the cameo.
> The camera picture appears in the cameo.
To see a live image, click a DVR to open it. If required,
fill-in a user name and password. If not shown, click on
a camera to view.
You can change the position of a cameo by dragging
and dropping it around the viewing area.
3.2 Group mode
3.4 Camera views
Click the arrow next to the DVR box on the upper right
of the screen and select Group from the drop-down
menu.
To switch the display mode, click one of the camera
view icons
display configuration.
to change the cameo
> Single, Quad, 3x3, 12+1 and 4x4 multi-image display
modes are available.
> 3x3, 12+1 and 4x4 multi-image display modes are used
for viewing images from multiple DVR4Cs.
3.2.1
Registering a group
1. Click
or move the mouse to the group list, right
click and select Add Group.
2. Enter a group name and select the cameras to
include in the group.
Click
or press Alt+Enter for full-screen viewing. To
go back to the previous mode, press Esc or Alt+Enter.
> Double-click an image within any multi-image display to
see it in full-screen mode. To go back to the previous
mode, double-click again.
> The selected cameras are grouped and shown in the group
3.5 Sequencing
list.
> Each group is limited to sixteen cameras.
Edit group information by selecting a group. Click
or select Edit by right clicking the mouse.
1. Set dwell time by clicking
2. Click the sequence icon
.
.
3. To stop the sequence mode, click
3.2.2
Deleting a group
1. Select a group, then click
right clicking the mouse.
2. Click OK to confirm.
3.2.3
or select Delete by
Viewing group images
Click the group icon to monitor images. The cameo
display mode is automatically selected according to the
number of cameras within the group.
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again.
> In sequence mode, the time duration can be set between 5
and 60 seconds. Default value is 5 seconds.
> In full-screen mode, cameras are sequenced; in Quad
mode, DVRs are sequenced.
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3.6 Instant Recording
3.8 Options
To quickly record a live image to a local or network
disk, place the mouse cursor on the image and right
click. Click Rec Start for instant recording. REC 00:03
appears in the upper right of the image. To stop
recording, click REC Stop. If you do not stop recording
manually, it stops automatically after ten minutes. The
recording is stored on the disk and in the directory set in
the options menu.
Click
3.7 Event Log
The log screen displays changes in status for each DVR
registered in the list of DVRs. If a DVR is deleted from
the list, the corresponding log will no longer be
displayed.
to open the option window with
Display and Instant Recording menu tabs.
In the Display tab, set whether DirectX is to be used for
viewing images and set the caption information for the
images. Select the time and date format to be used for
the caption display.
> DirectX must already be installed on your PC before you
can select it for use.
> Using DirectX improves performance by 30%.
> If the screen flickers when using DirectX, disable it.
In the Instant Recording tab, select the drive and
directory for storing quick recordings. Select the format
type for the recording file.
3.9 AUDIO
Use the drop-down list to select the audio input channel.
The icon
is normally blue but flashes when audio is
received. Click the icon to mute the audio. Use the
If a new event is received, it is added at the bottom of
the list which scrolls down automatically. To stop
volume control
scrolling, click
3.10 Relay Out
.
3.7.1 Viewing an event log
1. To view an event log for a specific DVR, select the
DVR in the DVR drop-down list.
2. To view a specific type of event, select the
appropriate filter in the Filter drop-down list.
> Logs can be viewed as ALL, MOTION, INPUT ALARM,
ERROR, STATUS and TEXT.
3.7.2
Viewing live event log images
Double-click an event on the event log list to view live
images associated with that event.
3.7.3
Viewing the recorded event log images
Select an event from the event log list and click
.
The Playback Viewer program opens and the images
are played back.
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to set the audio level.
Use the drop-down list to select a DVR.
An output relay can be turned on or off by clicking
.
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4.1.3
Time line scale
Adjust the time line scale by clicking one of the
To open the Playback Viewer program, double-click the
Playback Viewer icon on your desktop. Alternatively,
click the
icon in the Live Viewer program. The
Playback Viewer program can only work with one
DVR at a time. Click
to log into the DVR.
To open the Live Viewer program from the Playback
Viewer program click the Live Viewer program icon
at the bottom of the screen.
following icons
time-line overview.
4.1.4
Calendar search
Click
to open the calandar pop-up
window. Select a date and time. Click GO to display
recorded video from that date and time.
4.1.5
To guarantee performance, Playback Viewer access is
limited to two remote users.
. This sets the scale of the
Event search
1. Click
.
> The event list shows all events.
4.1
Search
2. To see specific types of event, select the type in the
drop-down list.
4.1.1
Timeline overview
3. Double-click an event.
> Event types are ALL, MOTION, INPUT ALARM and TEXT.
The bottom of the screen shows a timeline with
information on the playback video. Blue indicates that
there are recordings. Red indicates Input Alarm
recording and yellow indicates Motion Alarm
recording. Light blue indicates no recordings.
4.1.2
Selecting a channel for full-screen
Select a channel for full-screen viewing by clicking one
of the following icons
clicking the image itself.
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, or double-
> Playback of the event starts.
4.1.6
Text search
1. Click the text button
to open a window which
displays the text from a text device.
2. Click the Save button.
> Text is saved to the designated directory as a .txt file.
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4.2 Playing video
4.4.1
4.2.1
Click
to print the selected image; a note can be
attached to the image.
Play control buttons
Backward Step
Backwards replay of images frame
by frame.
Backward Play
Backwards replay.
Pause
Freezes playback.
Play
Play forward.
Forward Step
Speed
4.2.2
Replay frame by frame.
Select playback speed (0.5x, 1x, 2x, 4x,
8x, 16x, 32x, ALL). ALL plays back
every image one-by-one regardless of
actual time duration. Playback speed
can be affected by network bandwidth.
Playing Audio
Audio can be played back only at 1X speed. If audio is
being received,
flashes. Use
to control the
volume. Click the audio button to mute the audio.
4.3 Controlling zoom
1. Select a cameo.
> The image appears in the upper right portion of the
playback screen.
2. Click on the image in the upper right of the playback
screen and drag the mouse.
> Digital zoom of the image appears on the screen.
3. To control image zoom, use the + (expansion) or (reduction) button on the keyboard.
4.4 Saving a still image
You can capture a still image from the full-screen or
cameo display of a camera and save it to the PC hard
disk in a bitmap format. To save an image from the
active cameo to the PC hard disk:
1. Select the images from one camera.
2. Click the pause button to freeze the image.
3. Click
to save the selected image as a bitmap file.
4. If required, you can add additional comments to the
image being stored.
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Printing an image
> Default printing is for A4 size paper.
> The note can be a maximum of 5 lines; each line limited to
45 characters.
> All text two seconds before and after the image appears
on the print-out with the image.
4.5 Archiving video
1. Click
to archive video from the DVR to a PC
drive.
2. Enter the archive period (date and time), channel,
file split and file name.
3. If required, select a different directory.
4. Select the copy file format either .DV4 or .AVI.
> The .DV4 format is the proprietary file format of Bosch and
can only be played back with the supplied viewer software
(Archive Player). To play the Bosch .AVI format you can
use a normal Windows compatible MPEG-4 player such as
Media Player with anXVID codec.
5. Click Start.
> The file split divides up data for easy storage. For example,
if you want to burn the images onto a CD, the file can be
split to fit onto two or more CDs.
4.6 Authentication function
1. Click
to authenticate recorded video.
2. Enter a period to check (date and time) and select a
channel.
3. Click Start.
> A bar indicates the progress of the authentication process.
> If corrupt images are found, they are shown in the result
box.
4.7 Hard disk information
The disk usage bar shows the percentage of the hard
disk that has been used for recordings on the DVR. The
window below shows the disk size and the remaining
free space. The date and time of the earliest (From) and
latest (To) recordings on the disk are also shown in this
window.
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Configuration Tool
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password is set in the Connectivity menu of the
DVR4C.
The Configuration Tool allows an administrator to
configure the DVRs connected to the network and their
associated cameras.
5.1
Registering a DVR
1. Click the Add button in the left bottom corner.
2. Enter a DVR Name for local use, a User name, and a
Password.
> The name can be up to 30 characters long.
> The default values of User name/Password are admin/
admin .
3. Select either a Ethernet or dial-in connection for the
DVR you want to register.
> If a DVR's configuration menu is activated or remote setup
is configured as Disable , login is blocked.
When you log in, nine tabs are shown:
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Information
Camera
Recording
Event setup
Profiles
System settings
Connectivity
Disk manager
Security
4. Enter an IP Address and a Port number or click
Auto-detect and select an IP address from the list.
5. Click OK.
Each of these tab pages allows you to configure different
functions of the selected DVR. When you change the
value of an item in any of the tabs, click the Apply button
to confirm the change. Click the Cancel button to
discard changes.
5.2 Login and configuration
For more information on the settings that can be
changed, refer to the DVR4C Installation Manual.
> A phone number is required for a dial-in connection.
1. Select a DVR in the list of DVRs.
2. Enter the password and click Login.
> The Configuration Tool requires administrator rights to log
on to a DVR. The administrator ID is always admin. The
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Information tab
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Disk manager
Disk setup
• When the Recording mode is set to Continuous
(default), the DVR overwrites older images when the
hard disk is full. When set to Linear, the DVR stops
recording when the hard disk is full and the
administrator has to delete video manually.
• Set a disk full warning percentage from 1 to 100%
(default 95%). A warning message is generated when
the used disk space exceeds the percentage set.
The Information tab shows basic information about the
DVR.
5.2.2
Camera
Use this tab to set the video gain, brightness, and
contrast for the cameras connected to the DVR.
5.2.3
Recording
Use this tab to set the Normal Recording and Event
Recording parameters.
5.2.4
Event setup
Set the configuration of alarm inputs and the motion
detection in this tab.
5.2.5
Profiles
Use this tab to set the applicable periods for Weekday /
Weekend and day / night. Up to 30 exception days can
be configured.
5.2.6
System Settings
Use this tab to configure the various system settings.
5.2.7
Connectivity
Use this tab to set the DVR's network information;
Ethernet IP address, xDSL, PSTN and port settings.
> For more information, refer to the Network settings menu
of the DVR4C manual.
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Block playback
• To block the playback of video that is older than a
certain time, select a period from the drop-down list.
This function is disabled by default.
5.2.9
Security tab
Use this tab to control access to the DVR. If you select
IP filtering, you can set up to ten IP address ranges that
are allowed or denied access to the DVR. The values
you set will normally depend on your network setup.
The IP address can be within a range from
000.000.000.000 to 255.255.255.255.
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Archive Player
When you archive stored data from the DVR, the
Archive Player software program is copied together
with the data. This program allows you to playback the
copied images without having to install the remote
software.
The Archive Player does not need to be installed on the
PC. Just run the program and retrieve the copied data
for playback. To enhance the image quality, you can use
DirectX. To enable or disable DirectX, right click the
image and select DirectX.
To run the Archive Player, double-click the icon from
the location where the data was stored. Click the Open
file button
of the Archive Player, select a file for
playback and click OK. The start and end time of the file
are shown on the status bar at the bottom of the
window.
If the archived file is in .dv4 format, there can be upto
four video streams in the file. The first channel is
displayed by default. To select a different channel, right
click the image and move the cursor onto Channel. You
can now choose one of the available channels from the
list.
Click the audio icon
to turn the sound on and off.
Adjust the volume
as required.
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The remaining function buttons are Play, Reverse Play,
Pause, Backward Step, Forward Step, Save, Print,
Athentication check.
•
Play:
Replay the copied file.
•
Reverse Play:
•
Pause:
•
Backward Step:
Play Reverse
Pause the playback
Backwards replay of images
frame by frame
•
Forward Step:
•
Save:
•
Print:
•
Authentication check:
Replay frame by frame
Store the currently displayed image as a
still image. Before the capture, you can add a
comment to the image.
Print the currently displayed image as a
still image. Before printing, you can add a comment
to the image.
Click to authenticate the
recorded video. If corrupt images are found, they are
shown in the result box.
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