Yamaha CRW2200SX Setup guide

Setup Guide
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Warning: Do not move the unit whilst the power is connected.
Introduction
Contents
• Introduction
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What is Eco4?
• Features
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Eco4 is a cost effective and easy to use video multiplexer, digital video recorder,
• Important Safeguards
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and network video transmitter in a one box solution.
• Installing Eco4
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A video multiplexer?
• Quick Install
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• Connecting External Devices
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• Easy to use.
• Designed with security in mind.
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Connecting Storage Devices
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• Operates like a traditional multiplexer, not a PC
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Connecting to Alarms & Relays
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• All the feature you would expect from a Dedicated Micros multiplexer:
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Connecting to an Ethernet network
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Connecting Dial-up Devices
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• Configuring Eco4
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Main and Spot monitor.
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Quad displays.
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Activity detection.
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Using the Menu
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Alarms.
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Time, Date & Language
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Scheduling.
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Camera Viewing
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Schedule
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Variable record rates.
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Record Schedule
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System Options
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Record Options
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Camera Setup
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• 31 days or more of time-lapse recordings in one box*.
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Activity Camera Setup
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• Instant access to images recorded on the hard disk with no tapes
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Network transmission?
• Using Eco4
A digital video recorder?
• Playback and record simultaneously, without affecting recording
• View live and playback images across the network.
• No extra software to buy, Network Viewing software for Windows™ provided.
• Copy images across the network
*Refers to the 160 GB model at default settings.
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Features:
Installation
Auto detect cameras on power up
Auto detect external storage on power up
Default recording
Loop-through connections
Network Viewing
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Live viewing
Playback viewing
Up to 5 network users at once
Copy images across networks
E-mail on event activation
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External storage devices
Operation
Play, record, copy and transmit simultaneously
Real-time quad updates
Hidden camera option
Scheduling
Yamaha/Plextor CDR (check for compatible models)
Playback
VCR style playback
Full, Quad, and PIP playback
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The manual has three parts:
Events
Activity detection
Alarms
Event log with preview window
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1. Installing Eco4
2. Configuring Eco4
3. Using Eco4
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Important Safeguards
Read Instructions
REGULATORY NOTES FCC AND DOC INFORMATION
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the unit
is operated.
(USA and Canadian Models Only)
Power Sources
WARNING: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at their own expense.
This unit should be operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the manufacturer’s label.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service this unit yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Ventilation
Ensure unit is properly ventilated to protect from overheating.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this equipment to rain or moisture.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user of this equipment that there are dangerous voltages
within the enclosure which may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock.
WARNING
This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio
interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television
technician for corrective action. The user may find the following booklet prepared
by the Federal Communications Commission helpful: “How to Identify and
Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems”.
This booklet is available from the US Government Printing Office, Washington,
DC20402, Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Art.
820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding
system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
CE Mark
This product is marked with the CE symbol and indicates compliance
with all applicable directives.
Directive 89/336/EEC.
A “Declaration of Conformity” is held at Dedicated Micros Ltd.,
11 Oak Street, Swinton, Manchester M27 4FL.
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Installing
BEFORE YOU START:
A quick overview of digital recording
Check the contents of the box
Digital multiplex recorders work in exactly the same way as analogue
multiplexers except that they use hard disks and digital tape to store video,
instead of VCR tapes.
The following items are included in the box:
q
q
q
PSU
Mains cable with three pin plug fitted (North America)
Mains cable without plug fitted (other regions)
Choosing a location for installation
Eco4 is designed to be desk mounted. The following precautions must be taken
when installing Eco4:
• Openings in the unit’s case are provided for ventilation. To prevent
overheating, these openings should not be blocked or covered.
• When stacking units, ensure there is at least a 1/2" (1.5 cm) gap between
each unit.
• Ensure there is a 1" (3cm) gap on either side of the unit.
• Ensure the unit is not located in an area where it is likely to be subjected to
mechanical shocks.
• The unit should be located in an area with low humidity and a minimum of
dust. Avoid places like damp basements or dusty hallways.
• If using external storage, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for
placement details.
Analogue recording uses time-lapse recording to extend the length of time
recorded onto 2 or 3-hour tape - recording fewer pictures every second.
Adjusting the number of pictures recorded every second also extends the length
of time recorded onto the hard disk of a Eco4. However, other factors also
determine the amount of time that can be stored on the disk of a digital
multiplex recorder:
• The image quality
• The record rate
• The hard disk capacity
Image quality
Digital multiplex recorders store images in a compressed format, allowing images
to be recorded more efficiently. The higher the compression, the smaller the file
size, but the image quality will suffer. Eco4 can compress images between 6KB
and 45KB.
Kilobytes and Gigabytes are units of storage:
1GB = 1024 Megabytes (MB)
1MB = 1024 Kilobytes (KB)
With analogue recording, the image quality is dependent on the type of VCR
being used; VHS or S-VHS. Eco4 allows the image quality to be altered by
adjusting the image size, for example, VHS quality is 14KB, S-VHS is 18KB, and
greater than S-VHS is 25KB*.
Using a larger image size will fill the hard disk faster than a smaller image size, as
more space is required to store it. To achieve the same amount of recording time
when a larger image size is used requires the record rate (PPS) to be reduced.
* Note that as for all digital recording, image quality can vary for different scene types, S-VHS quality may
be 18KB in one scene, but it may be 30KB or more to get the same quality in a scene with more detail.
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Quick Install
Record rate
The record rate is the amount of pictures recorded to disk in a second, or pictures
per second (PPS). This is a system wide figure, so whether 1 or 4 cameras are
recorded, the record rate remains the same. The update rate per camera can be
worked out using the record rate:
Eco4 can be installed in as little as 4 steps, and being plug-and-play, cameras will
be detected and recorded automatically.
SERIAL 1
Update rate
=
No. of cameras
Record rate
A
B
POWER
NET
ALARM/RELAY
SCSI
MON
VID 1
VID 2
VID 3
VID 4
STEP 1. Connect cameras
Hard disk capacity
Analogue VCRs use 3-hour tapes which record a finite number of images. Unlike
a VCR, the number of images that can be recorded to a digital multiplex recorder
can be increased by using a larger capacity hard disk.
Using a larger hard disk will allow image quality, recording rate, or recording
time to be increased. For example, a 40GB disk can record for 8 days at the
default settings.
Calculating recording time
Eco4 calculates the recording time automatically when the record rate and image
quality are entered. Alternatively, an interactive record calculator is available for
download from our web site:
Connect cameras to the video inputs marked VID1 to VID4. Use the bottom row
of connectors for looping through to other equipment.
STEP 2. Connect monitors
Connect the video output marked MON A to the Main monitor (digital playback
and multiscreens).
Connect the video output marked MON B to the optional Spot monitor (analogue
full-screen images).
STEP 3. Connect the external devices
If external devices need to be connected to Eco4, go to the next section ‘Connecting external devices’, before proceeding to Step 4.
STEP 4. Connect power
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Once the Eco4 is in its final position and all external devices have been fitted and
powered, connect the PSU to the rear of the unit and apply the power. The power-up
procedure may take up to one minute before Eco4 can be used.
will now record all cameras without any further
programming!
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Connecting External Devices
Devices that can be connected to Eco4 include:
Storage devices
The table below shows the recording times at typical recording rates (at S-VHS
image quality, 18KB):
Alarms and relays
Ethernet networks
CD-R 640MB
1PPS
2PPS
3PPS
6PPS
12PPS
25PPS
9h 46m
4h 49m
3h 12m
1h 36m
48m
23m
Dial-up modems
If you do not require any of the above devices to be connected to Eco4, move on
to ‘Configuring Eco4’ - Page 9.
Connecting storage devices
Images are recorded to the internal hard disk for instant playback and searching
by the operator. The capacity of the internal disk affects the amount of images
and time that can be recorded. For example, an Eco4 with a 40GB hard disk can
record for 8 days, while a 160GB hard disk allows one month of recording.
Times indicate all cameras being copied to the CD.
Connecting Alarms and Relays
Dry contact alarms can be wired directly to the alarm connection on the back on
the Eco4. There are 5 alarm inputs, one for each camera, and a global alarm
input.
The alarm connections are as follows:
The internal hard disk is a temporary storage device as the images are constantly
being overwritten after a certain period of time. If images need to be kept for
longer then external storage is required. The 50-way high density SCSI-2 port on
the rear of the Eco4 is used to connect to external storage such as CD writers.
Images can be copied from the internal hard disk onto CDR disks for long term
storage. CD’s are ideal for recording relatively small amounts of images such as
events, video clips, or incidents. These images can be played back on any PC with
a CD drive and DM Playback software installed.
Compatible CD writers include: Yamaha CRW2200SX, Yamaha CRW3200SX,
Yamaha CRW-F1SX, Plextor Plexwriter PX-W1210TSE and
Plextor Plexwriter PX-W4012TSE (recommended)
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(View from plug solder side)
PIN
Connection
9
Global alarm
10
Alarm 1
11
Alarm 2
12
Alarm 3
13
Alarm 4
14
GND
The polarity of the alarms - normally open or normally closed, can be set in the
‘Camera setup’ menu.
The global alarm input is used to set or unset the schedule function.
An alarm trigger performs the following actions:
Set
Unset
Close relay 1.
Open relay 1 after 2 seconds.
Display the alarm camera on the main monitor.
Resume pre-alarm display after 2 seconds.
Interleave record the alarm camera.
Standard record after 2 seconds.
Relay connections are as follows:
Pin
Connection
Action
5. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Default gateway in the spaces.
Note: The addresses are four sets of three digits, if you have only two digits in
the address insert a 0 before the number i.e. 123.123.123.001
1-2
Relay 1
Close on Alarm
6. Press the menu button to exit the menu.
3-4
Relay 2
Close on Activity Detection
5-6
Relay 3
Close on Camera fail
7. Press camera 1 to accept the changes and reboot the system, or press menu
again to exit without changing the settings.
7-8
Relay 4
Undefined
Viewing images across the network
Important Note: The onboard relays are rated at 24V 500mA, do not attempt to
connect mains power through the relays.
Eco4 can use either a web browser or Network Viewing Software to view images
across the network. The Network Viewing Software can be downloaded from the
unit onto your local PC using the network connection.
Connecting to an Ethernet network
To download the network viewing software:
1. Open your web browser software on your PC.
Eco4 can be connected to a standard 10-baseT Ethernet network allowing full
control of the Eco4 from a remote location.
2. Enter the IP address of the Eco4 in the ‘Address’ box in Internet Explorer or
Netscape and press Enter. Remove all preceding 0’s, i.e. 123.123.123.001 in
the Eco4 should be entered as 123.123.123.1 in the web browser.
Network connection
To connect an Eco4 to a network you will need the following items:
3. A web page from the Eco4 is loaded. Click on the ‘PC viewer application’ icon,
you will be prompted to Save or Run the program.
• A spare 10-baseT network point.
4. Select ‘Run this application from its current location’.
• A RJ-45 network cable (CAT5 or equivalent).
• A static IP address and Subnet mask (some networks may also require a
Default gateway, consult the network administrator for advice).
To configure the Eco4 on the network you will need to perform the following
steps:
1. Enter the Eco4 menu (press and hold the menu button).
2. Tap the menu button until the ‘System Options’ page is displayed.
3. Use the cursors to select ‘Network settings’
5. The software will download and install, follow onscreen prompts.
6. The program can be found in Start>Programs>DM Network Viewer.
Details of using the Network Viewing Software can be found in the ‘User Guide’
in the Network Viewing Software folder.
The minimum specification PC for viewing images over a network is:
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•
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500Mhz CPU
64MB RAM
4MB video card (capable of 16 million colours)
Minimum of 800x600 screen resolution
4. Enter the ‘Network settings’ menu by highlighting ‘Edit’ and pressing the up
or down cursor.
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Configuring
Viewing images across the network using a web browser
USING THE MENU
It is possible to use Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.X and above) and
Eco4 uses a paged menu system to guide the installer through the installation
process.
Netscape Navigator (version 4.7X ) to view images from an Eco4. Follow the
instructions above to display the Eco4 web page, but click on the ‘Web viewer’
Entering the menu
icon instead of the ‘PC viewer application’ icon. It will be necessary to enter a
To enter the menu:
Tap the menu key.
username and password at this point, the default username and password is user
and password.
Note: The web viewer does not have all the features of the Network Viewing
Software, but it is useful if it is not possible to download the software, or if you
Navigating the menu
The menus are displayed with ‘options’ on the left-hand column and ‘settings’ in
the right hand column. A cursor (highlighted text) can be moved using the
cursor keys on the front panel.
want to view the images from an offsite location i.e. via the web.
Viewing images across the network using an Apple Mac or Linux
Time, Date & Language
There is limited support for viewing images using an Apple Mac or Linux based
operating system using Netscape Navigator 4.7X web browser.
Connecting dial-up devices
Eco4 supports a PPP (Point to Point Protocol) connection from the RS-232 serial
Cursor
Date
Time
Date format
Language
DST
System Shutdown
W
31/04/2002
12:00
Day, Month
English
Auto
Disabled
port. This port allows an external US Robotics (56K) modem to be connected to
Options
the serial port of the Eco4.
To make a dial-up connection in Windows®, Click on Start > Help, and type in
‘Dial Up’ in the search window. A description of making a dial-up connection to
another PC should be displayed.
Note: If a dial-up connection is used, the default PPP address is 172.17.2.2, and
username and password is ‘user’ and ‘password’ for dial-up and logon.
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Settings
To view the next page
Tap the menu key to view the next page.
Tip: Tapping the or keys will allow you to go back or forward a page in the menus.
To exit the menu
Time, Date & Language
Press and hold the menu key to exit the menus.
Tip: Cycling though all the menus by tapping the menu key will also exit the menus.
Example of using the menu to change the time:
Time, Date & Language
Date
Date
30/10/2000
Time
W
Date format
00
12:00
Day, Month
Language
English
DST
System Shutdown
Auto
Disabled
30/10/2000
Time
W
12:00
Date format
Day, Month
Language
English
DST
System Shutdown
Auto
Disabled
1. Press and hold the menu key to enter the installer menu. The ‘Time, Date &
Language’ page is displayed.
Time, Date & Language
Date
30/10/2000
Time
W
3. Use the
Time, Date & Language
Date
30/10/2000
Time
W
Day, Month
Language
English
DST
System Shutdown
Auto
Disabled
4. Use the
cursors to change the settings, in this example 12:30.
12:00
Day, Month
Language
English
DST
Auto
Date
Disabled
Time
Time, Date & Language
Date format
2. Use the
30
12:00
Date format
Date format
System Shutdown
cursor to highlight the minute settings..
cursor to select the ‘Time’ option on the left-hand side of the menu.
30/10/2000
W
30
12:00
Day, Month
Language
English
DST
System Shutdown
Auto
Disabled
5. Use the cursor to return to the left-hand side of the page and select another
option. Or, press and hold menu to exit the menu.
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Time, Date & Language
Time, Date & Language
System Shutdown
Date
01/05/2002
Time
S 12:00
Date Format
Day, Month
Month, Day
Language
English
Français, Deutsch, Espanól, Italiano
System Shutdown
Disabled
Enabled
DST
Auto
Manual
Date
As default, the date is entered DD:MM:YYYY on PAL models and MM:DD:YYYY
on NTSC models, this can be changed using the Date format option below.
Time
If the Eco4 needs to be switched off for any reason, the shutdown procedure
needs to be followed:
1. Select ‘Enabled’ in the System Shutdown option.
2. When the pop-up menu appears, press and hold camera 1 for five seconds to
shutdown.
3. The message ‘It is now safe to switch off your unit’ is displayed, switch the
Eco4 off at the wall.
WARNING: Data loss or disk failure may occur if a system shutdown is not
performed before removing power.
The time should be entered in 24 hour format (HH:MM).
DST
Note: Summer and Winter time is signalled by an ‘S’ or ‘W’ next to the time.
Daylight saving time can be adjusted automatically or manually. By default, the
automatic setting will go forward one hour on the last Sunday in March at 01:00,
and one hour back last Sunday in October at 02:00. The default automatic
settings can be changed.
Date format
The date format can be changed from Day, Month to Month, Day depending on
regional preference.
Language
The menus can be displayed in a number of languages. Upon selection these are
presented as a dropdown list.
Available languages are: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese,
Russian, Czech, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian and Swedish.
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Important: If the country or region where the unit is located does not use DST
then select manual.
Camera Viewing
Schedule
An option is available to view all cameras or selected cameras. All the cameras are
viewed by default. Cameras removed from viewing do not affect the cameras
being recorded.
A schedule can be used to change the record rates and select whether alarms or
activity is enabled.
To change the cameras to be viewed
Night
Off
On between 18:00 and 09:00
Weekend
Off
On between
• Press the ‘ ’ cursor key to change the edit field to ‘Selected cameras’.
• A menu will display the cameras to be viewed.
• Press the camera key to toggle the camera in or out of the viewed sequence.
This camera will be displayed. A filled box denotes cameras that can be viewed.
Note: Cameras removed from view are not displayed on the main or spot monitor
in live or playback mode, multiscreen displays will show a blank segment.
Friday
Monday
18:00
09:00
Tip: It is advisable to set a password to stop this setting being altered by
unauthorised personnel.
The schedule gives the option to switch to night and weekend settings at pre-set
times and days.
Note: The Weekend setting overrides any night settings during the defined
weekend period.
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Record Schedule
Day
Night
Weekend
Recorded file size
Max recording time
Main storage (protected%)
Earliest recording
Standard PPS
Event PPS
3
3
3
3
3
3
Events active
Both
Alarms
Activity
None
Both
Alarms
Activity
None
To configure Eco4 to record only events, select the Standard PPS as 0PPS and the
Event PPS to a value you want the events to record at for example, 3PPS. The
Eco4 will then not record any cameras until activity or alarms are triggered, it will
then record the alarmed/activity camera interleaved with the other cameras.
The table below shows the equivalent record rates of typical VCR time-lapse modes:
VCR Time-lapse mode (hours)
Eco4 Record rate (PPS)
3 (2)
25 (30)
12
12
24
6
48
3
72
2
168
1
Both
Alarms
Activity
None
18 KB
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Figures in brackets are for NTSC systems.
141GB
0%
01/06/2003
12:00
Note: The Night and Weekend options are only displayed if a corresponding
Night and Weekend schedule has been configured in the Schedule menu page.
Tip: To work out the update rate per camera - the number of seconds before the
camera is updated. Divide the number of cameras by the record rate (PPS). For
example, 4 cameras with a record rate of 3PPS will be:
Update rate (seconds) = Number of cameras = 4 = 0.67 seconds
Standard and Event PPS
Select a record rate in pictures per second (PPS) to be recorded across all cameras.
When a single camera is being recorded. The maximum record rate is 25PPS for
PAL and 30PPS for NTSC cameras when a single camera is recorded.
The default record rate is 3PPS, this is the equivalent to a VCR in 48-hour timelapse mode. However, because there are only a maximum of 4 cameras the
update rate is faster than a 24-hour time-lapse mode recording 9 or 14 cameras.
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PPS
3
You can decrease the update rate by increasing the record rate (PPS), the only
drawback is that the recording time will also decrease.
Events active
Select whether the alarms and activity are on or off for day, night, and weekend
schedules.
When an event is triggered it is automatically interleaved with the non-event
cameras, i.e. if camera 1 has an event, the recording sequence would be
121314121314 rather than the standard sequence of 12341234, effectively
increasing the record speed of camera 1.
Main storage (protected%)
Tip: By using event interleave, it is possible to keep the record rate constant but
effectively increase the speed of alarm or activity recording.
The total video storage in Gigabytes (GB) is displayed along with the percentage
of video storage which is protected (will not be overwritten). Note that the
calculations for recording time assume there is no protected video. Video that is
protected will need to be manually unprotected in the ‘Record Options’ before it
can be used for recording again.
Recorded file size
Earliest recording
The file or image size affects the quality of the images recorded to disk. A larger
file size has superior picture quality, but will fill the hard disk faster, so less time
will be recorded before the images will be overwritten.
The earliest recording displays the date and time of the first image on the disk.
Note: If an event partition is set (in the Event Setup menu) then the earliest
recording could be an event that is older than the first standard recording.
The file size can be set between 6 and 45KB. The table below shows the image
quality at typical file sizes:
Approximate image quality
File size (KB)
VHS
14KB
S-VHS
18KB
S-VHS+
25KB
Note: The equivalent image quality is representative in most circumstances,
however, camera views with large amounts of image detail may require the file
size to be increased to obtain a similar image quality.
Maximum recording time
The maximum recording time is the number of days and hours before the images
are overwritten. The maximum record time is calculated automatically when
the standard or event record rate is highlighted and changed.
Tip: Reducing the file size (KB) or record rate (PPS) can increase the maximum
recording time.
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System Options
System Options
User password
Off
System name
ECO4
Network settings
Edit
MTU
576
Factory default
Reset
Network
Enabled
Disabled
Bandwidth limit
100%
1 – 100%
Network Settings
User password
A password can be set to prohibit unauthorized access to the menu systems.
The default setting is Off.
To set or change the menu password:
1. Use the cursor keys to change the User password to On.
2. When the new password menu is displayed use the camera key numbers to
enter a password - up to eight numbers.
3. Press the menu key to enter the password.
4. When prompted re-enter the password to confirm and press the menu key
when complete.
WARNING: For security reasons, loss of passwords will require the unit to be
returned for the passwords to be reset.
Make a note of your password here __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
Network settings
This option is used to configure the unit for connection to an Ethernet network or
dial-up. A pop-up box for configuring the network settings is displayed with the
following items:
576 -1500
IP address
000.000.000.000
Subnet mask
255.255.000.000
Default gateway
000.000.000.000
PPP address
172.017.002.002
Tip: If you do not want the unit to automatically identify itself on a network, use
a ‘#’ symbol as the first character. You will still able to access the unit across the
network by typing in the IP address directly into the Network Viewing software.
MTU
The MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) is the largest physical packet size,
measured in bytes, that a network can transmit. Any messages larger than the
MTU are divided into smaller packets before being sent.
Ideally, the MTU should be the same as the smallest MTU of all the networks
between your machine and the final destination. If the MTU figure is too large
packets will be broken up (fragmented), which slows down transmission speeds,
and in some cases cause a ‘Connection to Unit Timed Out’ message when using
DM Network Viewing Software.
MTU sizes can vary for each connection and it may be necessary to use trial and
error to find the optimal MTU, if you are unsure about the MTU size, use the
default setting (576) and work up if necessary. Typical MTU sizes are as follows:
Network Connection
PPP (PSTN modems, ISDN/PSTN routers)
MTU size
576 (default)
System name
Ethernet
1500
Each Eco4 on the network can be given a system name to help identification, the
unit name is displayed in the Network Viewing software. A maximum of 30
characters can be used for the system name. The default unit name is ‘ECO4’.
PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet)
1458
PPPoA (PPP over ATM)
1458
VPN
1350
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Warning: Changing the MTU size can have an adverse affect on the transmission
speed and operation over the network. Check with your network administrator or
service provider for advice on the correct MTU size for the network.
Factory default
Use this option to return all settings to the factory condition.
Bandwidth limit
The bandwidth used by the Eco4 can be limited to prevent overloading on slower
networks. The Eco4 has a 10MB/s connection (10Base-T).
The maximum bandwidth that an Eco4 will use (5 users viewing images) is 6Mb/s
so any limiting over 60% does not affect the bandwidth used by the Eco4. The
maximum bandwidth used by one user is approximately 2.5Mb/s
If you want to limit the bandwidth used by the Eco4 to 1Mb/s set the bandwidth
limit to 10%.
Note: Restricting the bandwidth does not decrease the image quality, but the
update rate of the images over the network will decrease.
IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway
A unique IP address and a subnet mask must be given to the Eco4 in order to
communicate with it over a network. On an existing network these are often
obtained from the network administrator. A Default gateway will be required if
the Eco4 is going to be viewed from a remote location, such as a WAN or dial-up
via a router.
Note: The Eco4 requires a Static IP address, even if it is connected to a dynamic
(DHCP) network.
PPP address
The PPP (Point to Point Protocol) address is used when a Hayes compatible modem
is connected to the Eco4. The PPP address must be entered into the Network
Viewing software or Web browser to view images when connected to the Eco4.
By default, the PPP address is 172.017.002.002 when the TCP/IP address is at its
default setting of 000.000.000.000. The PPP address cannot be changed directly,
but is changed automatically when the TCP/IP address is adjusted.
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Record Options
Record Options
Timed expiry
Edit
Alarm protection
Disabled
Global
Pre-alarm protection
15 minutes
00 minutes - 60 minutes
Post-alarm protection
15 minutes
00 minutes - 60 minutes
Protected images
Edit
Timed expiry
The timed expiry option allows images to be held on the disk for a selected
number of days or hours. Images on the disk which are older than this time
cannot be accessed. By default there is no timed expiry. This option can be used
to prevent the unit recording over 30 days for example.
To protect images:
Alarm protection
1. Enter the time of the first image to be protected (in the From area).
Global alarms can be protected automatically as they are received. If no alarms
are to be protected, select Disabled.
2. Enter the time of the last image to be protected (in the To area).
Pre-alarm protection
4. The selected images are protected and placed in the list.
This is the amount of time the images are protected before the Global alarm is
triggered. By default this setting is 15 minutes, but this is adjustable from 00
minutes (no pre-alarm protection) to 60 minutes.
To un-protect images:
Post-alarm protection
This is the amount of time the images are protected after the Global alarm has
ended. By default this setting is 15 minutes, but this is adjustable from 00
minutes (no post-alarm protection) to 60 minutes.
3. Select ‘Confirm’ in the Protect images option.
1. Enter the time of the first image to be protected (in the From area), or
highlight an image in the list and press Camera 1.
2. Enter the time of the last image to be protected (in the To area), or highlight
an image in the list and press Camera 2.
3. Select ‘Confirm’ in the Unprotect images option.
4. The selected images are unprotected and removed from the list.
Protected images
Selecting this option allows images to be protected or unprotect manually
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Note: If you try to unprotect a sequence of images before they are all protected,
for example if you are protecting a large number of images, some of the images
may be left in the list. It may be necessary to wait a few minutes for the
remaining images to be protected before un-protecting them.
Camera Setup
Important information regarding Protected Images.
Title
CAMERA 1
There is a percentage indication of the amount of images that are currently
protected on the hard disk. It is important to remember that the protected images
will remain on the hard disk and will not be overwritten until they are manually
removed.
Camera Set-Up
Input termination
Auto detect
Off, On
Camera type
Auto detect
Off, On
Alarm input/Polarity
Normally open
Normally closed, Off
Protected images reduce the amount of space you have for normal recording. For
example, if 50% of the images are protected, this effectively means you only have
half the disk available for normal recording, so recording settings that should
normally give you 30 days would only allow 15 days of recording.
Camera video input
Connected
Disconnected
Colour adjust
Contrast adjust
Title
Each camera title can be up to 12 characters long.
Input termination
The input termination does not auto detect by default, the termination must be set
manually On (default) or Off. The termination must be set to Off if the camera is
looped through to other equipment.
Camera type
Colour and monochrome cameras are detected automatically, allowing colour/mono
switching cameras to be connected. The camera type can be manually configured
as Colour or Mono if necessary.
Alarm input/Polarity
Select whether the alarm connected is Normally open (default),
Normally closed, or Off.
Colour adjust
When the colour bar is selected, press
to reduce, and
to increase the colour.
Note: this option is not displayed if the camera is set as monochrome.
Contrast adjust
When the contrast bar is selected, press down to reduce, and up to increase
the contrast.
Camera video input
This option is only displayed when a camera has failed or is offline. Select
disconnect whilst the camera is offline to prevent the camera fail message and
alarm being triggered.
Tip: This menu can be entered directly by pressing and holding a camera key.
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Activity Camera Setup
Using
Activity detection is used to record more images to disk from cameras that have
activity. The sensitivity of activity can be adjusted and areas can be masked off
according to the scene type.
Activity Camera Set-Up
Detection
Off
On
Sensitivity
Outdoor high
Outdoor low, very low, Indoor high, Indoor low
Activity grid
Setup
Activity test
Walk test
Playing back images from the disk
Playback
• To playback images tap to rewind to the desired location and then press.
Detection
Select whether activity detection is on or off for the selected camera.
• When in playback, tap or to search rewind or fast forward, multiple taps
will increase the search speed.
Sensitivity
• Tap II to pause the current image. Tapping or whilst paused will frame
advance or rewind.
There are 5 levels of sensitivity for activity detection.
Goto time
Select the sensitivity level which matches the camera’s placing. Cameras sited
outdoors where there may be a lot of background movement, such as trees or
rain, should be set to Outdoor high or Outdoor low sensitivity. Cameras sited
indoors where there is very little background movement should be set to Indoor
high, Indoor low, or very low sensitivity.
Press and hold(goto) to play back from a specific time or date.
Enter the required time and date, and press.
Activity grid
Exit playback
An 8 x 16 grid is used to mask areas where activity detection is enabled. When
the grid is displayed, use the cursor keys to move the cursor to the desired
location and press a camera key to toggle the block on (white dot) or off.
Activity test
Use this option to test and tune the sensitivity and activity grid set up for each
camera. When activity is detected on the camera a white dot is displayed. Press
the mode/menu key to exit the test.
Tip: The images are updated in the background automatically when the time and
date is adjusted.
Tap the mode key to exit playback mode, the Play LED will distinguish.
Using the Event log
Alarms and activity detection are tagged and stored in the event log for easy
retrieval. Each event is labelled with event type (alarm or activity), its camera title,
time, and date. To view an event from the event log:
• Tap the event key to display the event log.
• Use
and
to select the event required, the selected event is displayed in
the preview window.
• Tapto view the event in full screen.
• Tap mode to exit the Event log.
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Viewing single cameras
Viewing cameras on the Spot monitor
Full
Pressing a camera key will display a full screen image of that camera.
Press the mode key to toggle ‘spot’ mode, indicated on the main monitor and
the front panel LED.
Zooming an image
Press the same camera key to toggle zoom on and off.
When zoom is enabled, use
to scroll around the image
Note: Zoom is not available in playback mode.
Press a camera key to display that camera on the spot monitor or tap the
sequence key to sequence the cameras.
Freezing an image
Double tap the camera key toggle freeze frame on or off.
To copy images to the external CD writer (if connected):
Viewing multiple cameras
Picture in Picture
Press the PIP key to toggle the main and PIP image.
Press and hold the PIP key to edit the display, use
to select the
segment, press the required camera key to fill that segment.
Press menu to exit.
Copying images to CD
1. Insert a blank CDR or pre-formatted CD-RW into the CD writer.
2. Go to the first point from where you want to copy images from using the
key or the GOTO function,
3. Press COPY.
4. Use the , orkeys to go to the last image you want to copy, or use the
GOTO key.
5. Press COPY again. The following screen is displayed:
Quad
Press the QUAD key to switch to quad display.
Note: The quad display cannot be edited.
Sequencing cameras
Sequence
Press the sequence key to toggle the main monitor sequence on or off.
Press and hold the sequence key to edit the sequence.
Use the camera keys to include or remove cameras from the sequence.
Press menu to exit.
Note: The spot monitor sequence can only be activated or edited in spot mode.
Copy Images
Copy destination
Copy from time
Copy to time
Copy
CD0: SCSI Yamaha
12:01:00 01/12/2001
12:02:00 01/12/2001
Selected
cameras
Selected
cameras
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3
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5
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6
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Copy destination
This is the name and type of CD drive connected to the
SCSI port.
Copy from time
Select the time you wish to copy images from.
Copy to time
Select the time you wish to copy images to.
Copy
Select ‘All cameras’ or individual cameras to copy using
the camera keys (filled boxes are selected cameras,
unfilled boxes are not selected).
Add next
Add the selected times to the archive list.
Clear list
Removes all entries from the list.
Create CD
Creates a CD with the images in the list.
Verify CD
Verify that the CD has been written correctly.
To select any of the above options, highlight the option and tap menu.
To add images to the CD:
TIP: You can display this page directly by pressing and holding the COPY key and
enter the copy time manually, rather than the first and last image.
1. Select ‘Add next’ and press the menu key to add the displayed time to the list.
Once the ‘Copy images’ page is complete, press the menu key to display the
following menu:
2. You may wish to add more images to the CDR archive if the CD is not yet full.
To select more images to add to the list press to return to the ‘Copy
images’ screen.
This menu displays the archive list of images to be copied to the CD, the ‘CD Use’
bar indicates the how much space is available on the CD, once it reaches 100%
no more images can be added to the archive.
3. Once all the required images are added to the archive list, select ‘Create CD’
and press the menu key to create the CD. The CD will eject once the CD has
been created.
4. The CD can be reinserted and verified if required using the ‘Verify CD’ option.
5. Press and hold the menu key to exit the CDR Archive option.
CDR Archive
CD Type – 656MB CD
CD Use [--+---------------] 4% Full
From
To
12:00 01/12/01
12:01 01/12/01
Cameras
123456789
Next 12:01 01/12/01 to 12:02 01/12/01
Add next
Add next Clear list Create CD Verify CD
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