Siemens SISTORE AX16 User manual

Digital Video Recorder
SISTORE AX8 500/200 V3.6
SISTORE AX16 500/200 V3.6
User Manual
Building Technologies
Fire Safety & Security Products
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About this document
This User Manual contains instructions for installation, configuration and operation
of SISTORE AX. A complete version of this manual can be found in Adobe Acrobat
format (PDF) on the SISTORE AX CD. This is the most recent version, unless
changes have been made after the printing of this manual. All subsequent
alterations have been included as far as possible.
Contents
1
1.1
1.2
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.2.3
1.3
1.4
Safety .......................................................................................................9
Target readers...........................................................................................9
Work safety information ............................................................................9
Transport.................................................................................................10
Installation ...............................................................................................10
Service and maintenance .......................................................................10
Meaning of the written warning notices ..................................................11
Meaning of the hazard symbols ..............................................................11
2
Directives and standards .....................................................................12
3
Technical data .......................................................................................13
4
Details for ordering ...............................................................................15
5
Scope of delivery ..................................................................................15
6
Description of functions.......................................................................16
7
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.7
7.8
7.9
7.10
7.11
7.12
Installation .............................................................................................18
Connecting the video input .....................................................................19
Connecting the loop-through video .........................................................19
Connecting the monitor...........................................................................19
Connecting audio ....................................................................................20
Connecting alarms ..................................................................................20
Connecting to the RS485 port.................................................................21
Connecting to the USB ports ..................................................................22
Connecting to the RS232 port.................................................................22
Connecting to the UltraWide SCSI port ..................................................22
Connecting to the network port ...............................................................23
Factory reset ...........................................................................................23
Connecting the power cord .....................................................................24
8
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.5.1
8.5.2
8.5.3
8.5.4
8.6
8.6.1
8.6.2
8.6.3
8.7
8.7.1
8.7.2
8.7.3
8.7.4
8.7.5
8.7.6
Configuration.........................................................................................25
Front panel controls ................................................................................25
Turning on the power ..............................................................................28
Initial unit setup .......................................................................................28
Setup screen ...........................................................................................29
Recording settings ..................................................................................30
Record screen.........................................................................................30
Schedule screen .....................................................................................32
Pre-Event screen ....................................................................................35
Archive screen ........................................................................................36
Network setup .........................................................................................37
Network screen .......................................................................................37
Web Client Setup ....................................................................................40
LAN setup screen....................................................................................41
Event settings..........................................................................................44
Alarm-In screen.......................................................................................44
Motion Detection screen .........................................................................47
Video Loss screen...................................................................................51
Text-In screen .........................................................................................53
System Event screen ..............................................................................57
Event status ............................................................................................60
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8.8
8.8.1
8.8.2
8.8.3
8.9
8.9.1
8.9.2
8.9.3
8.9.4
8.10
8.10.1
8.10.2
8.11
8.11.1
8.11.2
8.11.3
8.11.4
8.11.5
Display.....................................................................................................61
OSD screen.............................................................................................61
Main Monitor screen................................................................................62
Spot Monitor screen ................................................................................63
Configuring devices.................................................................................64
Camera setup screen..............................................................................64
Audio setup screen .................................................................................67
Alarm-Out screen ....................................................................................67
Remote Control screen ...........................................................................69
Storage screen........................................................................................70
Storage Information screen.....................................................................70
Storage Status screen.............................................................................72
System ....................................................................................................73
Information screen ..................................................................................73
Date/Time setup......................................................................................76
User setup screen ...................................................................................79
Shutdown… screen.................................................................................81
Log out…screen......................................................................................81
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9.1
9.2
9.2.1
9.2.2
9.2.3
9.2.4
9.2.5
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.7
9.8
9.9
9.10
9.10.1
9.10.2
9.10.3
9.10.4
9.10.5
9.10.6
9.10.7
9.10.8
9.10.9
Operation ...............................................................................................82
Turning on the power ..............................................................................82
Live monitoring........................................................................................82
Active Cameo mode................................................................................83
PIP mode.................................................................................................83
Zoom mode .............................................................................................83
PTZ mode................................................................................................84
Image adjustment....................................................................................86
Event monitoring .....................................................................................87
Covert camera.........................................................................................87
Spot monitoring .......................................................................................87
Using a mouse ........................................................................................88
Recording video ......................................................................................89
Recording audio ......................................................................................90
Playing recorded video............................................................................90
Searching video ......................................................................................92
Go to........................................................................................................93
Calendar Search .....................................................................................93
Record Table Search ..............................................................................94
Event Log Search....................................................................................96
Text-In Search.........................................................................................98
Motion Search .......................................................................................100
Clip-Copy screen...................................................................................102
Print screen ...........................................................................................104
Disk mirroring ........................................................................................105
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Troubleshooting..................................................................................107
11
Disposal ...............................................................................................107
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12.1
12.2
12.2.1
12.2.2
12.3
12.3.1
12.3.2
12.4
12.5
12.5.1
12.5.2
12.6
12.7
12.7.1
12.7.2
12.8
12.9
12.10
Appendix..............................................................................................108
Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows 2000 ...........................108
Text-In Search examples ......................................................................109
Search example I ..................................................................................109
Search example II .................................................................................110
Web Client.............................................................................................111
Web View mode ....................................................................................112
Web Play mode.....................................................................................114
Time overlap .........................................................................................116
Recording tables ...................................................................................117
Recording times with 500 GB HDD (days) for PAL images..................117
Recording times with 500 GB HDD (days) for NTSC images...............118
Connector pin outs ................................................................................119
Connection diagrams ............................................................................120
Connecting the remote keyboard CKA4820 and dome cameras
CCDA1415 and CCDA1425/1435.........................................................120
Connecting alarm input/output ..............................................................121
Map of screens......................................................................................122
System log notices ................................................................................123
Error code notices .................................................................................124
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Safety
1
Safety
1.1
Target readers
The instructions in this document are designed only for the following target
readers:
Target readers
Qualification
Activity
Condition of the
product
Installer
Technical training for
building or electrical
installations.
Installs the product,
individual components
of the product or
replacement parts.
Components of the
product are not yet
installed or need to be
replaced or modified.
Operational startup
personnel
Technical training for
building or electrical
installations.
Puts the product into
operation for the first
time, or changes the
existing configuration.
The product is installed
but not yet configured,
or the existing
configuration is to be
changed.
End user
Has working knowledge Performs only the
of computers.
procedures for proper
Instruction by technical operation of the
specialists is necessary. product.
The product is installed
and configured.
Service personnel
Technical training for
building or electrical
installations.
Product already in use
and requiring servicing.
Training on the product
is recommended.
1.2
Checks the product at
regular intervals to
ensure that it is in good
working order and
performs service work.
Work safety information
z Read the general safety precautions before operating the device.
z Keep this document for reference.
z Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the device.
z Always pass this document on together with the device.
z Any national or local safety standards or laws that apply to the development,
design, installation, operation or disposal of a product must be adhered to in
addition to the instructions in the product documentation.
Radio interference with other devices in the environment
z This is a Class A device. This equipment may cause radio interference in a
residential installation. In this case the user is encouraged to perform
appropriate measures to correct the interference.
Liability claim
z Do not connect the device if it is damaged or any parts are missing.
z Do not make any changes or modifications to the device unless they are have
been approved by the manufacturer.
z Use only spare parts and accessories that have been approved by the
manufacturer.
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1.2.1
Transport
Damage during transport
z Do not expose the device to mechanical vibrations or shocks.
z Keep the packaging material for future transportation.
1.2.2
Installation
Damage due to unsuitable mounting location
z The environmental conditions recommended by the manufacturer must be
observed (see Section 3: Technical data).
z Do not operate the device close to sources of powerful electromagnetic
radiation.
z Do not operate the device in dusty places.
z The device should only be used for indoor applications.
z Do not expose the device to mechanical vibrations or shocks.
z Protect the device against moisture.
Cable damage due to mechanical load
z Make sure that cables are not under stress, kinked or damaged.
Damage to the device due to lack of ventilation
z Do not block or cover the ventilation openings of the device.
z Do not stack several devices on top of each other and do not place any objects
on the device.
Danger of electrical shock due to incorrect connection
z Use the device only in conjunction with a power supply cable that has been
approved in your country and complies with the national standards.
z This product is designed for TN power systems and for IT power systems in
Norway with 230 V phase-to-phase voltage. Do not connect the device to any
other IT power systems.
Damage to the device due to overvoltage
z Connect the device only to power sources with the specified voltage. Voltage
supply requirements can be found on the type label (see Section 3: Technical
data).
1.2.3
Service and maintenance
Danger of electrical shock during maintenance
z Always disconnect the power cable and other cables from the main power
supply before performing maintenance.
Danger of electrical shock while cleaning the device
z Disconnect the device from the mains supply before cleaning.
z Do not use liquid cleaners or sprays that contain alcohol, spirit or ammonia.
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Safety
1.3
Meaning of the written warning notices
The severity of a hazard is indicated by the following written warning notices.
1.4
Signal word
Type of risk
CAUTION
There is a risk of minor injuries or damage to property.
Meaning of the hazard symbols
The nature of the hazard is indicated by icons.
Warning of a hazard
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Directives and standards
2
Directives and standards
This product complies with the requirements of the following European directives.
The EU declaration of conformity is available to the responsible agencies at:
Siemens Building Technologies
Fire & Security Products GmbH & Co. oHG
76181 Karlsruhe
Germany
European Directive 2004/108/EC ”Electromagnetic Compatibility”
Compliance with the European Directive 2004/108/EC has been proven by testing
according to the following standards:
Emitted interference:
EN 61000-6-4
Interference resistance:
EN 50130-4
EN 55022 Class A
European Directive 2006/95/EEC ”Low-Voltage Directive”
Compliance with the European Directive 2006/95/EEC has been proven by testing
according to the following standard:
Safety:
EN 60950-1
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Technical data
3
Technical data
Video
Signal format
PAL or NTSC (auto-detect)
Video input
Composite: 8 or 16 looping inputs, 1 Vpp auto-terminating, 75 Ohms
Monitor outputs
Composite: 1 (BNC), 1 Vpp, 75 Ohms
SVHS: 1
VGA: 1
SPOT: 4 (BNC), 1 Vpp, 75 Ohms
Video resolution
Composite: (PAL) 720 x 576, (NTSC) 720 x 480
VGA: 800 x 600 @ 60 Hz
Playback/record speed
(images per second)
200 ips (PAL), 240 ips (NTSC)
Inputs / Outputs
Alarm input
8 or 16 TTL, programmable as NC or NO
Alarm output
7 or 15 TTL open collector, terminal block, programmable as NC/NO,
30 mA @ 12 V DC
1 relay output, 2 A @ 125 V AC, 1 A @ 250 V AC, 1 A @ 30 V DC (NC),
5 A @ 125 V AC, 2 A @ 250 V AC, 3 A @ 30 V DC (NO)
Alarm reset input
1x TTL
Internal buzzer
80 dB @ 10 cm
Network connectivity
10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45)
Audio input
RCA input: 4, Line In
Audio output
RCA output: 1, Line Out
IR port
1 remote control
Connections
Video input
Composite: 8 or 16 BNC
Video loop
Composite: 8 or 16 BNC (auto-terminating)
Monitor output
Composite: 1x BNC
SVHS: 1 Y/C *
VGA: 1 VGA
SPOT (composite): 4 BNC
Audio In
4 RCA connectors
Audio Out
1 RCA connector
Alarm input/output
16/16 push-button, terminal blocks
Ethernet port
RJ-45
RS-232C serial port
DB9 (P)
RS-485 serial port
2-connector terminal block
UltraWide SCSI port
High-density female 68-pin connector
USB port
3 (USB 2.0)
Storage
Primary storage
SATA hard-disk drive (up to 3)
Built-in DVD-RW drive **
Secondary storage (optional)
UltraWide SCSI hard-disk drive (RAID)
USB hard-disk drive, USB CD-RW drive or USB flash drive
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Technical data
Environmental
Operating temperature
5 – 40 °C (41 – 104 °F)
Operating humidity
0 – 90%
Power supply
Power
100 - 240 V AC, 2 A, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
65 W max. (85 W when 3 hard-disk drives are installed)
General
Dimensions (WxHxD)
430 x 88 x 405 mm (16.9" x 3.5" x 15.9")
Unit weight
10.2 kg (22.5 lbs)
Shipping weight
12.5 kg (27.6 lbs)
Shipping dimensions (WxHxD)
540 x 290 x 590 mm (21.3" x 11.4" x 23.2")
Approval
CE, UL, FCC, C-Tick
*) Using a shielded S-Video cable provides better quality video display and
reduces image noise.
**) When installing a DVD-RW drive, connect the SATA I/O cable to the HDD3
socket.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Details for ordering
4
Details for ordering
Type
SISTORE AX8 500/200
SISTORE AX16 500/200
5
Order No.
S54569-C70-B2
S54569-C90-B2
Designation
SISTORE AX8, 500 GB, 200 ips
SISTORE AX16, 500 GB, 200 ips
Weight
10.2 kg
10.2 kg
Scope of delivery
z Digital video recorder
z Power cord
z User Manual, Multilingual RAS Software and User Manual on CD-ROM
z Multilingual Installation Guide
z Rack-mount kit
z Assembly screws and guide rails for adding hard disk drives
z Screws for fixing SCSI connector
z Infrared remote control
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Description of functions
6
Description of functions
SISTORE AX is a digital video recording system for the surveillance of rooms,
premises, buildings, production workshops, critical public areas or any outdoor
areas where security is important.
In addition to replacing both a time-lapse VCR and a multiplexer in a security
installation, your DVR has many features that make it much more powerful and
easier to use than even the most advanced VCR.
The DVR converts analog PAL or NTSC video to digital images and records them
on a hard disk drive. Using a hard disk drive allows you to access recorded video
almost instantaneously; there is no need to rewind tape. The technology also
allows you to view recorded video while the DVR continues recording video.
Digitally recorded video has several advantages over analog video recorded on
tape. There is no need to adjust tracking. You can freeze frames, fast forward, fast
reverse, slow forward and slow reverse without image streaking or tearing. Digital
video can be indexed by time or events, and you can instantly view video after
selecting the time or event.
Your DVR can be set up for event or time-lapse recording. You can define times to
record, and the schedule can change for different days of the week and user
defined holidays.
The DVR can be set up to alert you when the hard disk drive is full, or it can be set
to record over the oldest video once the disk is full.
Your DVR uses a proprietary encryption scheme making it nearly impossible to
alter video.
You can view video and control your DVR remotely by connecting via Ethernet.
There is a SCSI port that can be used to record or archive video to external hard
disk drives, and there are also three USB ports that can be used to upgrade the
system or copy video clips to external hard disk, CD-RW and flash drives.
NOTE
This manual covers the 8- and 16-channel digital video recorders. The DVRs are identical except for
the number of cameras and alarms that can be connected and the number of cameras that can be
displayed. For simplicity, the illustrations and descriptions in this manual refer to the 16-camera model.
Your colour digital video recorder (DVR) provides recording capabilities for eight or
16 camera inputs. It provides exceptional picture quality in both live and playback
modes, and offers the following features:
– Efficient video compression through “MPEG4 Technology“
– 8 or 16 composite video input connectors
– Compatible with colour (NTSC or PAL) and B/W (CCIR and EIA-170) video
sources
– Auto-detection for PAL and NTSC
– Multiple monitor connectors: 1 BNC Video Out, 1 SVHS, 4 Spot, 1 VGA
– Multiple search engines (date/time, calendar, event, motion, museum, text-in)
– Records up to 200/240 images per second (PAL/NTSC)
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Description of functions
– “Loop-through” video connectors
– Continuous recording in disk overwrite mode
– Triplex Functionality (monitoring, recording and playback at the same time)
– Video archiving via UltraSCSI interface
– 3 USB 2.0 ports
– Continues recording while archiving, transmitting to remote site and during
playback
– User-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) menu system
– Multiple recording modes (time-lapse, pre-event, alarm, motion and panic)
– Two-way audio communications
– 4-channel audio recording and 1-channel audio playback
– Text input for ATM and POS
– Alarm connections include: input, output and reset input
– Built-in alarm buzzer
– Live or recorded video access via Ethernet
– Time synchronization using industry standard protocol
– Built-in DVD-RW drive
– Self-diagnostics with automatic notification including hard disk drive S.M.A.R.T.
protocol
– Infrared remote control
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Installation
7
Installation
CAUTION
Refer installation and servicing to qualified personnel.
The diagram below shows a typical DVR installation.
Fig. 1
Typical DVR installation
No special tools are required to install the DVR. Refer to the installation manuals
for the other items that make up part of your system.
Fig. 2
16-channel DVR rear panel
Your DVR can be used with either PAL or NTSC equipment.
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NOTE
You cannot mix PAL and NTSC equipment. For example you cannot use a PAL camera and an NTSC
monitor.
7.1
Connecting the video input
Fig. 3
Video input connectors
Connect the coaxial cables from the video sources to the BNC Video In
connectors.
7.2
Connecting the loop-through video
Fig. 4
Video loop-through connectors
If you would like to connect your video source to another device, you can use the
Loop BNC connectors.
NOTE
The Loop BNC connectors are auto terminated. Do not connect a cable to the Loop BNC unless it is
connected to a terminated device because it will cause poor quality video.
7.3
Connecting the monitor
Fig. 5
Video Out connectors
Connect the main monitor to either the Video Out or SVHS Out connector.
NOTE
If your main monitor has an SVHS input, use it because it will give you better quality video display.
Up to four Spot monitors can be connected to the DVR. Connect the spot monitors
to the SPOT 1, SPOT 2, SPOT 3 and SPOT 4 connectors as needed.
Fig. 6
VGA connector
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Installation
A VGA connector is provided so that you can use a standard, multi-sync computer
monitor as your main monitor. Use the cable supplied with your monitor to connect
it to the DVR.
NOTE
Please note the technical specification for the VGA output in Section 3: Technical data.
NOTE
The Video Out (BNC), SVHS Out and VGA connectors may be connected to individual monitors for
simultaneous operation.
7.4
Connecting audio
NOTE
It is the user’s responsibility to determine if local laws and regulations permit recording audio.
Fig. 7
Audio In and Out connectors.
Your DVR can record audio from up to four sources. Connect the audio sources to
Audio In 1, Audio In 2, Audio In 3 and Audio In 4 as needed using RCA jacks.
Connect Audio Out to your amplifier.
NOTE
The DVR does not have amplified audio output, so you will need a speaker with an amplifier. The DVR
does not have a pre-amplifier for audio input, so the audio input should be from an amplified source,
not directly from a microphone.
7.5
Connecting alarms
Fig. 8
Alarm Input connectors
NOTE
To make connections on the Alarm Connector Strip, press and hold the button and insert the wire in
the hole below the button. After releasing the button, tug gently on the wire to make certain it is
connected. To disconnect a wire, press and hold the button above the wire and pull out the wire.
AI 1 to 16 (Alarm-In)
You can use external devices to signal the DVR to react to events.
Mechanical or electrical switches can be wired to the AI (Alarm-In) and
GND (Ground) connectors. The threshold voltage is 4.3 V and should be
stable at least 0.5 seconds to be detected. See Section 8.7.1 Alarm-In
screen.
GND (Ground)
Connect the ground side of the alarm input and/or alarm output to the
GND connector
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NOTE
All the connectors marked GND are common.
Fig. 9
Alarm Output connectors
AO 2 to 16 (Alarm-Out)
Fig. 10
Relay Alarm Output connectors
NC/NO (Normally
Closed/Normally Open)
Fig. 11
Connect the device to the COM and NC (Normally Closed) connectors or
COM and NO (Normally Open) connectors. NC/NO is a relay output which
sinks 2 A @ 125 V AC, 1 A @ 250 V AC, 1 A @ 30 V DC (NC) and
5 A @ 125 V AC, 2 A @ 250 V AC, 3 A @ 30 V DC (NO).
Alarm Reset Input connectors
ARI (Alarm Reset In))
7.6
The DVR can activate external devices such as buzzers or lights. Connect
the device to the AO (Alarm-Out) and GND (Ground) connectors. AO is an
active low open collector output which sinks 30mA@12VDC. See Section
8.9.3: Alarm-Out screen.
An external signal to the Alarm Reset In can be used to reset both the
Alarm Out signal and the DVR’s internal buzzer. Mechanical or electrical
switches can be wired to the ARI (Alarm Reset In) and GND (Ground)
connectors. The threshold voltage is below 0.3V and should be stable at
least 0.5 seconds to be detected. Connect the wires to the ARI (Alarm
Reset In) and GND (Ground) connectors.
Connecting to the RS485 port
Fig. 12
RS485 connector
The DVR can be controlled remotely by an external device or control system, such
as a control keyboard, using RS485 half-duplex serial communications signals.
The RS485 connector can also be used to control PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) cameras.
Connect RX+/TX+ and RX-/ TX- of the control system to the + and – (respectively)
of the DVR. See the Section 8: Configuration and the PTZ camera or remote
keyboard manual for configuring the RS485 connection.
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7.7
Connecting to the USB ports
Fig. 13
Front USB connectors
Fig. 14
Rear USB connector
Three USB ports are provided to connect external hard disk, CD-RW or flash
drives for video clip copying or system upgrades. One USB port is on the rear
panel and the other two are on the front panel. Position external drives close
enough to the DVR so that you can make the cable connections, usually less than
6 feet. Use the USB cable provided with the hard disk drive to connect it to the
DVR.
A USB mouse (not supplied) can be connected to one of the ports. You can use
the mouse to navigate through the screens and menus much like you would on a
computer.
A PostScript™ USB printer (not supplied) can be connected to one of the ports.
You can print selected images resulting from a search. Refer to Section 9.10:
Searching video.
A USB to Serial converter can be connected to the USB port. Multiple text-in
devices can be used with a USB to Serial converter.
7.8
Connecting to the RS232 port
Fig. 15
RS232 connector
An RS232 port is provided to connect a remote control keyboard.
7.9
Connecting to the UltraWide SCSI port
Fig. 16
SCSI connector
A SCSI port is provided to connect external storage devices for recording or
archiving video. Connect the external SCSI hard disk drive (RAID) cable to the
high-density 68-pin female UltraWide SCSI port. The length of SCSI cable should
not exceed1.5 meters (5 feet). You can connect up to 8 UltraWide SCSI devices
with SCSI IDs set from 0 to 15 except for 7, which is assigned as the Host ID.
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NOTE
The SCSI bus must be terminated, otherwise the DVR will not operate properly.
NOTE
When using low speed SCSI devices, the recording speed might decrease.
IMPORTANT
Do not connect or disconnect SCSI devices while the DVR power is on. The DVR
must be powered down to connect or disconnect SCSI devices. Power up SCSI
devices so they are ready for operation before powering up the DVR. Power down
SCSI devices after powering down the DVR and then disconnect SCSI devices.
NOTE
If the SCSI device is shut down while the device is operating, the DVR system might not operate
normally
7.10
Connecting to the network port
Fig. 17
Network connector
The DVR can be networked using the 10/100Mb Ethernet connector. Connect a
Cat5 cable with an RJ-45 jack to the DVR connector. The DVR can be networked
with a computer for remote monitoring, searching, configuration and software
upgrades. See the Section 8: Configuration for configuring the Ethernet
connections.
NOTE
The Network connecter is not designed to be connected directly with cable or wire intended for
outdoor use.
7.11
Factory reset
Fig. 18
Factory reset switch
The DVR has a factory reset switch to the left of the USB port on the rear panel.
This switch will only be used on the rare occasions that you want to return all the
settings to the original factory settings.
NOTE
When using the Factory Reset, you will lose any settings you have saved.
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To reset the unit, you will need a straightened paperclip:
1.
Turn the DVR off.
2.
Turn it on again.
Î
While the DVR is initializing, the front panel LEDs will blink.
3.
When any of the Camera 1 to 8 LEDs blink, poke the straightened paperclip in
the unlabeled hole to the left of the USB port.
4.
Hold the switch until all the LEDs on the front panel are lit.
NOTE
When the DVR successfully resets to factory defaults all the LEDs on the front panel flash five times.
Release the reset switch.
5.
Î
7.12
All of the DVR’s settings are now at the original settings it had when it left the
factory.
Connecting the power cord
Fig. 19
Power cord connector
Connect the AC power cord to the DVR and then to a wall outlet.
IMPORTANT
The power cord must be connected to the DVR before it is connected to a wall
outlet, otherwise, the DVR might NOT be powered up properly. If the DVR is not
turned on after connecting the power cord, disconnect the power cord, wait 10
seconds, and restart the DVR by following the proper connection procedures.
CAUTION
Route power cords so that they are not a tripping hazard. Make certain the
power cord will not be pinched or abraded by furniture. Do not install power
cords under rugs or carpet.
CAUTION
The power cord has a grounding pin. If your power outlet does not have a
grounding pin receptacle, do not modify the plug.
Do not overload the circuit by plugging too many devices in to one circuit.
Your DVR is now ready to operate. Refer to Sections 8: Configuration and
9: Operation.
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Configuration
NOTE
Your DVR should be completely installed before proceeding. Refer to Section 7: Installation.
8.1
Front panel controls
Fig. 20
16-channel DVR front panel
The front panel looks and operates much like a VCR combined with a multiplexer.
Many of the buttons have multiple functions. The buttons on the infrared remote
control, while laid out differently, perform the same functions as those on the front
panel. The following describes each button and control. Take a few minutes to
review the descriptions. You will use these to initially set up your DVR and for daily
operations.
NOTE
The infrared sensor on the DVR is just to the lower left of the Panic button. Make certain that nothing
blocks the sensor, or the remote control will not function properly.
NOTE
You can also use a USB mouse (not supplied) to navigate through the screens and menus much like
you would on a computer.
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Fig. 21
Infrared remote control
Power LED
The Power LED is lit when the unit is On.
Network LED
The Network LED flickers when the unit is connected to a network via
Ethernet.
HDD LED
The HDD LED flickers when the DVR is recording or searching video on the
hard disk drive.
Camera buttons
(1 to 16)
Pressing the individual camera buttons will cause the selected camera to
display full screen. Buttons 1 to 9 are also used to enter passwords.
PTZ button
Pressing the PTZ button enters the PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) mode which allows
you to control properly configured cameras.
Display button
Pressing the Display button toggles between different display formats. The
available formats are: 4x4, 3x3, 2x2 and PIP (not all formats are available
for the 8-channel DVR). The button is also used for Zoom In while in the
PTZ mode.
Sequence button
When in the live mode, pressing the Sequence button displays another full
live channel sequentially. When in one of the multi-view formats, pressing
this button will cause the DVR to sequence cameras in two sequence
modes: “Page” and “Cameo”. In the Page mode, the DVR sequences
through user-defined screen layouts (pages). In the Cameo mode, the
bottom, right screen to display live cameras sequentially. Pressing the
Sequence button while in the Sequence mode will exit the Sequence mode.
The button is also used for Zoom Out while in the PTZ mode.
Freeze button
Pressing the Freeze button freezes the current live screen. In the Search
mode clip-copying can be done instantly by pressing and holding the button
for two or more seconds. The button is also used for Near Focus in the PTZ
mode.
Alarm button
The Alarm button has two functions. First, it will reset the DVR’s outputs
including the internal buzzer during an alarm. Second, it will display the
event log when you are in the live monitoring mode unless there is an active
alarm. This operation can be user password protected. The button is also
used for Far Focus while in the PTZ mode.
Spot button
Pressing the Spot button allows you to select which cameras will display on
the four Spot Monitors. After selecting the monitor you can opt to have that
Spot Monitor display a single camera or all cameras sequentially. The
infrared remote control allows you to go directly to the individual Spot
Monitor menus. The button is also saves Presets in PTZ mode.
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Menu button
Pressing the Menu button enters the Setup screen. You will need to enter
the authorized user and password to access Setup. Pressing the button
also closes the current menu or setup dialog box. In the Playback mode,
pressing the Menu button displays the Search menu. In Search mode clipcopying can be done instantly by pressing and holding the button for two or
more seconds. The button is also loads a Preset View in the PTZ mode.
Search button
When in the live mode, pressing the Search button enters the Triplex mode.
RW (Rewind) button
Pressing the RW button plays video backward at high speed. Pressing the
button again toggles the playback speed from
,
and
. The
screen displays
,
and
respectively.
Previous button
Pressing the Previous button goes to the previous image.
Play/Pause button
Pressing the Play/Pause button plays back images at regular speed.
Pressing the button while in the Playback mode pauses the video. The
screen displays when the DVR is playing back video. The screen displays
when in the Pause mode.
Next button
Pressing the Next button goes to the next image.
FF (Fast Forward)
button
Pressing the FF button plays video forward at high speed. Pressing the
button again toggles the playback speed from
,
and
. The
,
and
respectively.
screen displays
Zoom button
Pressing the Zoom button zooms the current image on the screen. A PIP
with a rectangle temporarily displays showing what area of the screen has
been enlarged. You can use the arrow buttons to move the rectangle to
(Enter) button toggles the zoom size
another area. Pressing the
between 2x, 3x and 4x.
Enter button
The
(Enter) button selects a highlighted item or completes an entry that
you have made during system setup.
Up, Down, Left, Right
Arrow buttons
These buttons are used to navigate through menus and GUI. You can also
use them to change numbers by highlighting a number in the menu and
using the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the number’s
value.
The arrow buttons are also used to control Pan and Tilt when in the PTZ
mode. When in the PIP display format, pressing the Up and Down arrow
buttons moves the position of the small screen counter-clockwise and
clockwise, and pressing the Left and Right buttons moves through screen
pages.
Panic button
Pressing the Panic button starts panic recoding of all camera channels, and
displays
on the screen. Pressing the button again will stop panic
recording.
ID button on remote
control
If a DVR System ID is set to 0, the infrared remote control will control that
DVR without any additional operations. (Refer to Section 8.11.1: Information
screen for further information on setting the System ID.) If the system ID is 1
to 16, you must to press the ID button on the remote control and then press
the number button (1 to 16) in order to control that DVR. If the System ID of
two or more DVRs is set to 0, those DVRs will react to the infrared remote
control at the same time.
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8.2
Turning on the power
Connecting the power cord to the DVR turns on the unit. The unit takes
approximately 60 seconds to initialize.
8.3
Initial unit setup
Before using your DVR for the first time, you will want to establish the initial
settings. This includes items such as time and date, display language, camera,
audio, remote control, record mode, network and password. Your DVR can be set
up using various screens and dialog boxes.
Throughout the screens you will see . Highlighting the and pressing the
button gives you the opportunity to reset that screen to its default settings.
Press the Menu button to enter the setup screens.
1.
Î
The Login screen appears.
Fig. 22
2.
Login screen
Select a User and enter the password by pressing the appropriate
combination of Camera number buttons and then the
button.
There is no default password when logging in the admin user for the first time.
NOTE
To assure the secure management of the system, setting up a password is strongly recommended.
NOTE
You can use a mouse (not supplied) to access the Login screen in addition to using the front panel
buttons or the infrared remote control. Click the right mouse button to display the Login screen. To
enter a password, click the button, and the virtual keyboard displays. See instructions below for
using the virtual keyboard.
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Setup screen
Fig. 23
Setup screen
Press the Menu button to enter the setup screen.
While setting up the DVR, there will be many opportunities to enter names and
titles. When making these entries, a Virtual Keyboard will appear.
Fig. 24
Virtual Keyboard
Use the arrow keys to highlight the character you want in the name or title and
button. That character appears in the title bar and the cursor moves to
press the
the next position. Clicking
toggles between the upper and lower case
keyboards,
backspaces, and deletes entered characters. You can use up to
31 characters including spaces in your title.
Special characters can be created using ^ and a capital letter; e.g., ^J for NL (New
Line), ^M for CR (Carriage Return). Special characters are commonly used by text
input devices and will be useful when performing Text-In Searches.
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8.5
Recording settings
Your DVR offers a variety of flexible recording modes. You can set it up to record
all the time or to only record events. It can be set up to continue recording once the
hard disk drive is full by recording over the oldest video, or you can set it up to alert
you when the hard disk is full and stop recording.
Fig. 25
8.5.1
Record menu
Record screen
Highlight Record in the Record menu and press the
button.
Î The Record setup screen appears.
Fig. 26
Record setup screen
button toggles between On and Off. In
Highlighting Recycle and pressing the
the Recycle mode, the DVR records over the oldest video data once all available
storage space has been used. When Recycle is turned off, the DVR stops
recording once all available storage space has been used.
Highlight the Event Record Dwell box and set the length of time you would
like to record for the associated event.
1.
Î
You can set the dwell from 5 seconds to 15 minutes.
Refer to the System Event - Actions screen in Section 8.7.5 for information
regarding event recording.
Highlight the slide bar beside Auto Deletion, and use the Left and Right
arrow buttons to adjust the length of time recorded data will be kept from 1 to
99 days.
2.
Î
The DVR automatically deletes video recorded earlier than the user-defined
period under three conditions: at midnight, whenever the system reboots or
whenever the user changes the Auto Deletion settings. Selecting "Never" will
disable the Auto Deletion function.
Highlighting Use Panic Recording and pressing the
between On and Off.
button toggles
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Highlight the slide bar beside Limit Time-Lapse Recording, and use the Left
and Right arrow buttons to adjust the length of the maximum storage time for
time-lapse recording from 1 to 99 days.
3.
Î
The Limit Time-Lapse Recording feature will function when the storage device
has enough space to record video data longer than the preset period. When
this feature is On, the DVR records over the oldest “time-lapse” video once all
available storage has been used in the Recycle mode, so more event video
can be saved. Selecting Never will disable the Limit Time-Lapse Recording
function.
NOTE
When the storage device does not have enough space to record video data longer than the preset
Limit Time-Lapse Recording period, the DVR records over the oldest video data (time-lapse or event
video) as it would in the Recycle mode even if this feature is turned On.
NOTE
The maximum storage time is only an estimate because the amount of space required to store video
varies depending on many factors such as motion and image complexity.
CAUTION
When more than one disk is installed in the unit, the DVR records video on the disks
sequentially based on time. And these sequentially recorded videos have the
advantage that you can search recorded video easily even though a disk is removed
from the unit. However, video recorded in the same time range might be saved on
different disks by channel and by the type of recording mode. Once the Limit TimeLapse Recording is set to On, the DVR will maintain this recording limitation even
after disabling the function. If you want the DVR to record video on the disks
sequentially based on time again, you must format all disks that are currently used
for recording.
Highlight the Panic Recording – Duration box and set the duration of panic
recording.
4.
Î
Panic recording will stop automatically after the preset duration as long as the
Panic button is not pressed to stop the panic recording. You can set the dwell
from 5 minutes to 1 hour. Select "No Limit" if you want to stop panic recording
manually.
Highlighting the Panic Recording – ips box and pressing the
button
allows you to set the images per second for Panic recording. You can select
from 1.00 to 25.00 (30.00 for NTSC) images per second.
Highlighting the Panic Recording – Quality box and pressing the
button
allows you to set the recorded image quality for Panic recording. You can
select from: Very High, High, Standard and Low.
Î
You can save your Record settings by highlighting Save and pressing the
button.
Î
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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8.5.2
Schedule screen
Highlight Schedule in the Record menu and press the
button.
Î The Schedule setup screen appears.
Fig. 27
Schedule (Simple Mode) setup screen
Fig. 28
Schedule (Advanced Mode) setup screen
You can program the DVR to record only during certain times based on time, day
of the week, and holidays. The smallest time segment you can use is 15 minutes.
Highlighting Schedule On and pressing the
button toggles between On and Off.
In the Schedule On mode, the DVR records video based on the schedule
established in the Schedule screen. When turning Schedule recording Off, you will
be asked to confirm your decision, and
displays at the top-left corner of each
camera screen. Panic recording will function even when Schedule is turned off.
displays during panic recording.
Highlight the Schedule Mode box and press the
button. You can select
between Simple Mode and Advanced Mode. Selecting Advanced Mode allows
you to set up individual recording schedule for each event.
NOTE
Changing the schedule mode will reset all event and action statuses.
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1.
Highlight the "+" and press the
2.
Highlight the box under the Day heading and press the
the days that the scheduled recording will take place.
Î
button to add a schedule item.
button to change
Choose from: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, M~F, Hol and All.
button to
Highlight the box under the Range heading and press the
change the time range that the scheduled recording will take place.
3.
Î
The smallest time segment you can use is 15 minutes.
button to change
Highlight the box under the Mode heading and press the
the recording mode that will be used. (Simple Mode Only).
4.
Î
Choose from: No Record, Time, Event and Time & Event.
When the DVR is in the No Record mode, it will not record during the preset
day and time range as long as the Panic button is not pressed. Use the No
Record mode when you do NOT want the DVR to record during certain times.
icon displays at the top-left corner
When the DVR is in the Time mode, the
of the screen. The DVR will record and displays the
icon at the top-left
corner of the screen during the scheduled times.
When the DVR is in the Event mode, the red
icon displays at the top-left
corner of the screen. The DVR will record and displays the
icon at the topleft corner of the screen when any event occurs. When the DVR is in the PreEvent recoding mode, the yellow
icon displays when there is no event, and
the DVR is not recording. When the DVR is in the Pre-Event mode, the red
and
display when any event occurs and the DVR starts recording.
When the DVR is in the Time & Event mode, the DVR will follow the Time
settings and the
icon displays at the top-left corner of the screen. The DVR
follows the Event settings and the
icon displays.
5.
Highlight the box under the Channels heading and press the
select which cameras will be recorded. (Simple Mode Only)
6.
Highlight the box under the Settings heading and press the
define the recording settings.
Î
button to
button to
You can set the ips and quality (ips, Quality and Dwell for Advanced Mode
setup) of the recording for any modes you set up in the Mode column. If you
do not set the ips, quality and Dwell in the Settings column, the DVR will
follow the default settings. See below for details.
Fig. 29
Schedule – Settings (Advanced Mode) setup screen
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NOTE
Descriptions of the Record icons in the Type column are as follows:
: Time-lapse (Time),
:Alarm-In,
: Motion,
: Video Loss,
: Text-In
NOTE
Channels that are not defined will use the setting values of the previous schedule item.
NOTE
When multiple events are detected at the same time from a specific channel, the DVR will record
event video with the high setting values if the ips, Quality, Resolution and Dwell values of events are
different from each other. However, the ips will be reset to the supported maximum value when the
ips, Quality, Resolution and Dwell are all set to the highest value. (Advanced Mode Only)
Highlight the box under the
recording settings.
7.
Î
heading and press the
You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the settings.
Highlight Default… and press the
8.
Î
button to delete the
button.
The Default screen appears.
Fig. 30
Default (Advanced Mode) setup screen
button allows you to set the
Highlighting boxes under ips and pressing the
images per second for Time and Event recording. You can select from 1.00 to
25.00 (30.00 for NTSC) images per second.
Highlighting boxes under Quality and pressing the
button allows you to set
the recorded image quality for Time and Event recording. You can select
from: Very High, High, Standard and Low.
Highlighting boxes under Dwell and pressing the
button allows you to set
the length of time you would like to record for the associated event.
(Advanced Mode Only)
Î
You can save your changes by highlighting OK and pressing the
Î
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
button.
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8.5.3
Pre-Event screen
Highlight Pre-Event in the Record menu and press the
button.
Î The Pre-Event setup screen appears.
Î If you do not have Event set up in the Record Schedule, a message will display
alerting you to this fact.
Fig. 31
Pre-Event setup screen
When the DVR is in the Event Record mode it is possible to have it record images
before the event occurs. The Pre-Event screen allows you to define how to handle
pre-event recording.
You can turn individual cameras On or Off for pre-event recording. The image
speed can be set from 1.00 to 25.00 ips (30.00 ips NTSC), and image quality can
be selected from Very High, High, Standard and Low.
You can set the amount of time to record prior to the event by adjusting the dwell.
You can set the dwell from 5 seconds to 30 minutes. The longer the dwell set, the
fewer maximum ips can be set.
NOTE
When the DVR is in the Time or Time & Event mode, it ignores the pre-event settings and follows the
time settings.
Î You can save your changes by highlighting Save and pressing the
button.
Î Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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8.5.4
Archive screen
Highlight Archive in the Record menu and press the
button.
Î The Archive setup screen appears.
Fig. 32
Archive setup screen
Highlight Archive On and press the
1.
button to toggle between On and Off.
NOTE
If you have not set up a storage device for archiving, a message appears notifying you of this.
Select the Days and Time Range you want archived.
2.
You can accept the Archive Data Range by leaving the default checkmarks in
the Last Archived and Continue boxes.
If you wish to enter specific times and dates in From and To, toggle the
checkmarks Off and then enter the time and date.
Highlight Recycle and press the
3.
button to toggle between On and Off.
Î
When Recycle is On and the storage device is full, the newest archived video
data will overwrite the oldest archived data.
Î
When Recycle is Off, the DVR will stop archiving video data until more space
is made available.
Î
Î
You can save your changes by highlighting Save and pressing the
button.
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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8.6
Network setup
In the main screen, use the Left or Right arrow buttons to display the Network
menu.
Fig. 33
8.6.1
Network menu
Network screen
Highlight Network in the Network menu and press the
button.
Î The Network setup screen displays.
Î You will be able to change the Network, Mail, Callback and Web Client
settings.
Fig. 34
Network setup screen
Network
1.
Highlight the first box beside Transfer Speed.
2.
Press the Up and Down arrow buttons to set the Transfer Speed from
50 Kbps to 100 Mbps.
3.
Highlight the second box beside Transfer Speed.
Î
You can select the unit of measure for the transfer speed between: bps and
ips.
4.
Press the
5.
Highlight the box beside Quality and press the
Î
6.
button to set the transfer speed.
button.
You can select the quality from: Very High, High, Standard and Low.
Press the
button to set the Quality.
NOTE
The higher Quality settings require higher Transfer Speed settings. The transfer speed you set is the
maximum speed. Depending on the network environment, this speed may not be achieved.
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The DVR supports two-way audio communications between a local system
and a PC running RAS.
7.
Î
Highlighting the box beside Remote Audio Channel and pressing the
button allows you to select the audio channel that sends audio to the remote
site. Selecting Select From RAS will send audio of the channel selected from
RAS.
NOTE
Depending on network conditions, audio might be interrupted or out of synchronization during
transmission.
Highlight the Mail tab, and the Mail screen displays.
8.
Î
The DVR can be set up to send an email when an event occurs.
Fig. 35
Mail setup screen
Mail
Highlight Enable and press the
1.
Î
button to toggle between On and Off.
You will only be able to change the settings if Mail is enabled.
Highlight the box beside SMTP Server and press the
2.
Î
button.
A virtual keyboard appears that you can use to enter the IP address or
domain name of the SMTP server.
NOTE
You will need to get the IP Address or domain name of the SMTP Server from your network
administrator.
NOTE
You can use the domain name instead of IP address if you already set up the DNS Server when
setting up the LAN.
3.
Highlight the box beside Port and press the
4.
Use the arrow buttons to enter the SMTP Server port number obtained from
your system administrator. The default port number is 25.
5.
Highlight Use SSL/TLS and press the
Off.
Î
button.
button to toggle between On and
When it is On, the DVR can send an email via an SMTP server requiring SSL
(Secure Sockets Layer) authentication.
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Highlight the box beside Authentication and press the
6.
Î
An Authentication screen appears.
button to toggle between On and Off.
7.
Highlight Use and press the
8.
Highlight the box beside User/Password and press the
Î
button.
button.
A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the user ID and password.
Fig. 36
Authentication setup screen
Highlight the box beside Sender and enter the sender’s e-mail address.
9.
10. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the e-mail address.
NOTE
The e-mail address must include the “@” character to be a valid address.
11. Highlight the box beside Recipient and enter the recipient’s e-mail address.
12. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the e-mail address.
13. Highlight the Callback tab.
Î
Î
The Callback screen displays.
The DVR can be set up to contact a computer running RAS (Remote
Administration System) when an event occurs.
Fig. 37
Callback setup screen
Callback
Highlight LAN and press the
1.
Î
button to toggle between On and Off.
When LAN is turned On you can change the IP addresses.
2.
Highlight the IP Address box that you want to change and press the
button.
3.
Use the arrow buttons to enter the IP address of the computer you want
contacted during an event.
Î
You can enter up to five IP addresses.
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Highlight the box beside Retry and enter the number of times you would like
the DVR to try contacting the computer running RAS.
4.
Î
You can select from 1 to 10 retries.
Î
You can save your notification changes by highlighting Save and pressing the
button.
Î
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
Highlight the Web Client tab.
5.
Î
8.6.2
The Web Client screen displays.
Web Client Setup
Fig. 38
Web Client setup screen
Web Client
1.
button to toggle between
Highlight Use Web Client Service and press the
On and Off. See the Appendix, Section 12.3: Web Client for detailed
descriptions of the Web Client service.
2.
Highlight the box beside Port and press the
3.
Set the port number used when accessing Web Client by using the Up and
Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the numbers.
button.
Î
You can save your Network changes by highlighting Save and pressing the
button.
Î
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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LAN setup screen
Highlight LAN in the Network menu and press the
1.
Î
The LAN setup screen displays.
Fig. 39
LAN (Manual) setup screen
Highlight the box beside Type and press the
2.
Î
Î
button.
You can select the type of network configuration from: Manual, DHCP and
ADSL (with PPPoE).
Select the desired type and press the
3.
button.
button.
Selecting "Manual" from the Type allows you to set up LAN parameters
manually.
NOTE
You will need to get the appropriate IP Address, Gateway and Subnet Mask from your network
administrator.
Change the numbers by highlighting them and using the Up and Down arrow
buttons to increase or decrease the number.
4.
The factory default LAN settings are:
IP Address:
Gateway:
Subnet Mask:
192.168.1.129
192.168.1.254
255.255.255.0
5.
Highlight the box beside DNS Server and press the Up and Down arrow
buttons to set the IP address of the DNS server.
6.
Highlight the Port Number Setup… box and press the
Î
button.
The Port Number Setup screen appears.
NOTE
You will need to get the appropriate Port Numbers for each RAS and Web Client related program
(Admin, Callback, Watch, Search and Audio) from your network administrator.
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Fig. 40
Port Numbers setup screen
Change the numbers by highlighting them and using the Up and Down arrow
buttons to increase or decrease the number.
7.
The factory default port settings are:
Remote Admin:
Remote Callback:
Remote Watch:
Remote Search:
Remote Audio:
8200
8201
8016
10019
8116
NOTE
The system restarts automatically after changing the port settings.
NOTE
Do NOT use the same port number for two different programs, otherwise, the DVR cannot be
connected with the PC running RAS or Web Client.
NOTE
When changing the port settings, you must change the port settings on the PC running RAS or Web
Client as well. Refer to the RAS manual for details.
Î
Selecting "DHCP" from the Type and highlighting the Save button reads the
current IP address of the DVR configured by DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol) network.
Fig. 41
Î
LAN (DHCP) setup screen
Selecting "ADSL (with PPPoE)" allows you to set up the ADSL network.
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Fig. 42
LAN (ADSL) setup screen
Highlight the box beside ID and press the
8.
Î
button.
A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the ID for ADSL connection.
Highlight the box beside Password and press the
9.
Î
button.
A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the password for ADSL
connection.
NOTE
Entering the ID and Password and highlighting OK reads the current IP address of the DVR
configured by the ADSL network.
NOTE
If the DVR is configured for DHCP or an ADSL network, the IP address of the DVR might change
whenever the unit is turned on.
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8.7
Event settings
Your DVR can be set to detect many different events. You can also determine how
it reacts to these events.
Fig. 43
8.7.1
Event menu
Alarm-In screen
Highlight Alarm-In in the Event menu and press the
button.
Î The Alarm-In setup screen appears.
Fig. 44
Alarm-In Settings screen
The alarm terminal strip on the back of the DVR has inputs associated with each
alarm. You can set up each input on the Alarm-In screen. You can turn each input
On or Off by highlighting the alarm number and pressing the
button.
Each input can be given a title.
Settings
Highlight the desired Title box and press the
1.
button.
Î
A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter a title name.
Î
Each input can be set as NO (normally open) or NC (normally closed).
Î
You can set up the DVR to start panic recording whenever it senses an input
on one of its alarm input connectors.
Highlight the box beside Panic Record and press the
2.
Î
button.
A list of Alarm Inputs appears, and you can select which alarm input you want
associated with panic recording. The DVR will continue panic recording until
an input on the selected alarm input is released as long as the Panic button is
not pressed to stop the panic recording.
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Highlight the Actions 1 and Actions 2 tabs.
3.
Î
The Actions 1 and Actions 2 setup screens appear.
Fig. 45
Alarm-In Actions 1 screen
Actions 1
You can set the actions the DVR will take whenever it senses an input on one of its
alarm input connectors.
button.
Highlight the desired box under the Record heading, and press the
1.
Î
A list of cameras appears.
Select the cameras that you want the DVR to record whenever it detects an
input on the associated alarm input.
2.
NOTE
For the Record action, the camera you select should be set to the Event or Time & Event recording
mode in the Record Schedule setup screen.
Highlight the desired box under the Alarm-Out heading, and press the
button.
3.
Î
A list of Alarm Outputs and Beep appear.
Select the Alarm Output connectors that you would like to activate whenever
the DVR detects an input on the associated alarm input.
4.
You can also set the DVR’s internal buzzer to sound.
NOTE
For the Alarm-Out action, the alarm output and beep you select should be set to the Event mode in
the Alarm-Out setup screen (Schedule tab).
Highlight the desired box under the Notify heading, and press the
5.
Î
button.
The Alarm-In Notify menu appears.
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Fig. 46
Alarm-In Notify menu
You can toggle the entire list On and Off by highlighting Notification and
pressing the
button. You can toggle the individual items On and Off by
highlighting that item and pressing the
button.
Highlight OK and press the
6.
button to accept your changes.
NOTE
For the Notify action, the notify item you select should be enabled in the Notification setup screen
and the DVR should be registered in the RAS (Remote Administration System).
Fig. 47
Alarm-In Action 2 screen
Actions 2
Highlight the desired box under the PTZ heading, and press the
1.
Î
button.
A list of PTZ presets appear.
2.
Select the preset position for each PTZ camera, where you want PTZ
cameras to move to whenever the DVR detects an input on the associated
alarm input.
3.
Highlight the desired box under the Spot Monitor heading, and press the
button.
Î
A list of SPOT monitors and cameras appears.
Each SPOT monitor can be associated with a camera. The DVR will display
the associated camera on the SPOT monitor whenever it detects an input on
the associated alarm input.
Î
You can save your Alarm-In changes by highlighting Save and pressing the
button.
Î
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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8.7.2
Motion Detection screen
Highlight Motion Detection in the Event menu and press the
button.
Î The Motion Detection setup screen appears.
Fig. 48
Motion Detection Settings screen
Settings
Your DVR has built-in video motion detection. Video motion detection can be
turned On or Off for each camera.
button
Highlighting the box under the Sensitivity heading and pressing the
allows you to adjust the DVR’s sensitivity to motion for Daytime and Nighttime
independently. There are five settings with 1 being the least sensitive and 5 being
the most sensitive.
Fig. 49
Motion Detection Sensitivity screen
You can adjust the minimum number of detection blocks that must be activated to
trigger a motion alarm. Highlighting the box under the Min. Blocks heading and
pressing the
button allow you to adjust the minimum number of detection blocks
for Daytime and Nighttime independently. Smaller numbers provide greater
sensitivity because fewer detection blocks must be activated.
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Motion Detection Min. Blocks screen
Turning Zone View On will allow you to observe how the DVR is reacting to
motion. When in the motion viewing mode, the detection zone of video will be
displayed. Any detected motion within the zone will be displayed in red.
You can define the area of the image where you want to detect motion; e.g., a
doorway. Highlight the box under the Zone heading, and press the
button.
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Î The Motion Detection Zone screen displays.
Fig. 51
Motion Detection Zone screen
The Motion Detection Zone screen is laid over the video for the selected camera.
You can set up motion detection zones by selecting or clearing blocks.
NOTE
You can set up motion zones one block at a time in groups of 8 or 16 individual block groups (8- and
16-channel DVR respectively). A block group is positioned within the image area using the Up and
Down arrow buttons, and individual blocks within the block groups are selected or cleared using the
camera buttons.
Press the
button to display the menu screen. The menu on the setup screen
has the following functions:
Fig. 52
Motion Detection Zone menu
Select
Activates highlighted blocks to detect motion.
Clear
Deactivates highlighted blocks so that they will not detect motion.
Reverse
Activates inactive highlighted blocks and deactivates active highlighted blocks.
Select All Blocks
Activates all blocks to detect motion.
Clear All Blocks
Deactivates all blocks so that they will not detect motion.
Reverse All Blocks
Activates inactive blocks and deactivates active blocks.
OK
Accepts changes and closes Zone setup.
Cancel
Exits Zone setup without saving changes.
You can control excessive event logging and remote notification of motions
detected after the motion dwell time by adjusting the motion ignoring dwell
intervals.
Highlight the box beside Motion Ignoring Interval and press the
button.
Î A list of intervals ranging from 1 to 5 seconds or "Never" appears.
Î The DVR will not log and notify motion events occurred during the preset interval
range.
NOTE
The record action for motion events will not be affected by the Motion Ignoring function.
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Highlighting Daytime Setup and pressing the
Daytime range.
Fig. 53
button allow you to set up the
Daytime Setup screen
button.
1.
Highlight the box beside Daytime and press the
2.
Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to set the Daytime range.
Î
The DVR will consider the remaining time range as the Nighttime.
Highlight the Actions 1 and Actions 2 tabs.
3.
Î
The Motion Detection Actions 1 and Actions 2 screens display.
Fig. 54
Motion Detection Actions 1 screen
Actions 1
The DVR can be set to react to motion detection differently for each camera. Each
camera can be associated with another camera, trigger an Alarm-Out connector,
sound the DVR’s internal buzzer, notify a number of different devices, and/or move
PTZ cameras to preset positions.
NOTE
You can associate multiple cameras with a camera that detects motion.
Highlight the box under the Record heading and press the
1.
Î
button.
A list of cameras appears.
You can associate as many cameras with that camera as you wish. If the
DVR detects motion on the selected camera, it starts recording video from all
the associated cameras.
NOTE
For the Record action, the camera you select should be set to the Event or Time & Event recording
mode in the Record Schedule setup screen.
Highlight the box under the Alarm-Out heading and press the
2.
Î
button.
A list of Alarm Outputs appears.
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You can associate as many Alarm-Outs with that camera as you wish. When
the DVR detects motion on the selected camera’s input, it triggers output
signals on all the associated Alarm-Out connectors. You can also have the
DVR’s internal buzzer sound if motion is detected on the selected camera.
NOTE
For the Alarm-Out action, the alarm output and beep you select should be set to the Event mode in
the Alarm-Out setup screen (Schedule tab).
Highlight the box under Notify heading and press the
3.
button.
You can toggle the entire list On and Off by highlighting Notification and
pressing the
button. You can toggle the individual items On and Off by
highlighting that item and pressing the
button.
Highlight OK and press the
4.
button to accept your changes.
NOTE
For the Notify action, the notify item you select should be enabled in the Notification setup screen
and the DVR should be registered in the RAS (Remote Administration System).
Fig. 55
Motion Detection Action 2 screen
Actions 2
Highlight the desired box under the PTZ heading, and press the
1.
Î
button.
A list of PTZ presets appear.
2.
Select the preset position for each PTZ camera, where you want PTZ
cameras to move to whenever the DVR detects motion on the selected
camera’s input.
3.
Highlight the desired box under the Spot Monitor heading, and press the
button.
Î
A list of SPOT monitors and cameras appears.
Each SPOT monitor can be associated with a camera. The DVR will display
the associated camera on the SPOT monitor whenever it detects motions on
the selected camera.
Î
Î
You can save your Motion Detection changes by highlighting Save and
pressing the
button.
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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Video Loss screen
Highlight Video Loss in the Event menu and press the
button.
Î The Video Loss setup screen appears.
Fig. 56
Video Loss Settings screen
The DVR checks to see if anything is obscuring the camera.
Settings
Highlight the slider bar beside Check Obscuration, and use the Left and
Right arrow buttons to adjust the setting.
1.
Î
The sensitivity can be set from "Never" to 126 (extremely sensitive).
Highlight the Actions 1 and Actions 2 tabs.
2.
Î
The Video Loss Actions 1 and Actions 2 screens display.
Fig. 57
Video Loss Actions 1 screen
Actions 1
The DVR can be set to react to video loss differently for each camera. Each
camera can be associated with another camera, trigger an Alarm-Out connector,
sound the DVR’s internal buzzer, notify a number of different devices, and/or move
PTZ cameras to preset positions.
Highlight the box under the Record heading and press the
1.
Î
button.
A list of cameras appears.
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You can associate as many cameras with that camera as you wish. If the
DVR detects video loss on the selected camera, it starts recording video from
all the associated cameras.
NOTE
For the Record action, the camera you select should be set to the Event or Time & Event recording
mode in the Record Schedule setup screen.
Highlight the box under the Alarm-Out heading and press the
2.
Î
button.
A list of Alarm Outputs appears.
You can associate as many Alarm-Outs with that camera as you wish. When
the DVR detects video loss on the selected camera, it will trigger output
signals on all the associated Alarm-Out connectors. You can also have the
DVR’s internal buzzer sound if video is lost on the selected camera.
NOTE
For the Alarm-Out action, the alarm output and beep you select should be set to the Event mode in
the Alarm-Out setup screen (Schedule tab).
Highlight the box under the Notify heading and press the
3.
button.
You can toggle the entire list On and Off by highlighting Notification and
pressing the
button. You can toggle the individual items On and Off by
highlighting that item and pressing the
button.
Highlight OK and press the
4.
button to accept your changes.
NOTE
For the Notify action, the notify item you select should be enabled in the Notification setup screen
and the DVR should be registered in the RAS (Remote Administration System).
Fig. 58
Video Loss Actions 2 screen
Actions 2
Highlight the desired box under the PTZ heading, and press the
1.
Î
button.
A list of PTZ presets appear.
2.
Select the preset position for each PTZ camera, where you want PTZ
cameras to move to when the DVR detects video loss on the selected
camera’s input.
3.
Highlight the box under the Spot Monitor heading and press the
Î
button.
A list of SPOT monitors and cameras appears.
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Each SPOT monitor can be associated with a camera. The DVR will display
the associated camera on the SPOT monitor whenever it detects video loss
on the selected camera.
Î
Î
8.7.4
You can save your Video Loss changes by highlighting Save and pressing
the
button.
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
Text-In screen
Highlight Text-In in the Event menu and press the
button.
Î The Text-In setup screen appears.
Fig. 59
Text-In Settings screen
Settings
The DVR can be set to react to text input from devices such as ATMs (Automated
Teller Machines) and POS (Point of Sale; i.e., cash registers). This screen allows
you to configure the DVR for each text-in device.
Highlight the box under the Setup heading, and press the
1.
Î
button.
Selecting the Setup heading changes all the parameters excluding Port
settings of all the text input channels.
NOTE
The system performance might be affected when a large quantity of text inputs are detected from
several channels at the same time.
Fig. 60
Text-In Device Settings screen
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2.
Highlight the box beside Port, and press the
button.
3.
Select from None, RS232, RS485 and USB-Serial (1~8).
NOTE
If you have set the Port as None, you will not be able to make any changes to the screen.
NOTE
When using the USB to serial text-in device, do not remove the USB cable from the port while the
system is running.
4.
Highlight Setup…, and press the
button.
5.
Use the ATM or POS manufacturer’s recommended settings when configuring
the RS232, RS485 or USB-Serial ports.
6.
Highlight the box beside Text-In Product, and press the
7.
Select your device from the list.
button.
NOTE
The following description is for a Generic Text Device. The screen changes for different types of text
input devices, and there will be different parameter boxes for you to enter information.
8.
Highlight the box beside Transaction Start, and press the
9.
Use the virtual keyboard to enter the Transaction Start string. Refer to the
device manufacturer’s documentation for the text string that the device first
sends when a transaction starts.
Î
button.
If you want the DVR to react to any character sent from the text input device,
you will want to turn On Any Character.
10. Highlight Any Character, and press the
Off.
button to toggle between On and
NOTE
If Any Character is turned On, you will not be able to enter any text in the Transaction Start box.
11. Highlight the box beside Transaction End, and press the
button.
12. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the Transaction End string.
Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for the text string that the
device sends when a transaction ends.
13. Highlight the more line(s) box, and press the
button.
14. Select the number of additional lines of text that you want the DVR to record.
Î
You can choose from 0 to 10.
15. Highlight the box beside Line Delimiter, and press the
button.
16. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the character(s) that the device uses to
indicate the end of a line.
Î
Special characters can be created using ^ and a capital letter; e.g., ^J for NL
(New Line), ^M for CR (Carriage Return).
Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for Line Delimiter
character(s).
17. Highlight the box beside Ignore String, and press the
button.
18. Use the virtual keyboard to enter any strings of text that you want the DVR to
ignore.
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Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for text strings that the
device sends during transactions, so you will know which ones you do not
want recorded.
19. Highlight the Case Sensitive box, and press the
On and Off.
button to toggle between
Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation to determine if the text
strings are Case Sensitive.
Î
If the device distinguishes between upper and lower case letters, make
certain the Case Sensitive box is turned On.
20. Highlight the box beside Time Out, and press the
button.
21. Set the length of time to wait for the new text string.
Î
The DVR will consider a transaction complete if no new text strings are
entered between the last text input and the dwell time out. You can adjust the
Time Out dwell from 5 seconds to 15 minutes.
22. Highlight the Actions 1 and Actions 2 tabs.
Î
The Text-In Actions 1 and Actions 2 screens display.
Fig. 61
Text-In Actions 1 screen
Actions 1
The DVR can be set to react to text input. Text input can be associated with
cameras, trigger an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s internal buzzer, notify a
number of different devices, and/or move PTZ cameras to preset positions.
Highlight the box under the Record heading and press the
1.
Î
button.
A list of cameras appears.
You can associate as many cameras with the Text Input as you wish. If the
DVR detects text input, it starts recording video from all the associated
cameras.
NOTE
For the Record action, the camera you select should be set to the Event or Time & Event recording
mode in the Record Schedule setup screen.
Highlight the box under the Alarm-Out heading and press the
2.
Î
button.
A list of Alarm Outputs appears.
You can associate as many Alarm-Outs with the Text Input as you wish.
When the DVR detects text input, it triggers output signals on all the
associated Alarm-Out connectors. You can also have the DVR’s internal
buzzer sound if text input is detected.
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NOTE
For the Alarm-Out action, the alarm output and beep you select should be set to the Event mode in
the Alarm-Out setup screen (Schedule tab).
Highlight the box under the Notify and press the
3.
button.
You can toggle the entire list On and Off by highlighting Notification and
pressing the
button. You can toggle the individual items On and Off by
highlighting that item and pressing the
button.
Highlight OK and press the
4.
button to accept your changes.
NOTE
For the Notify action, the notify item you select should be enabled in the Notification setup screen
and the DVR should be registered in the RAS (Remote Administration System).
Fig. 62
Text-In Actions 2 screen
Actions 2
Highlight the desired box under the PTZ heading, and press the
1.
Î
button.
A list of PTZ presets appear.
2.
Select the preset positions for each PTZ camera, where you want PTZ
cameras to move to when the DVR detects text input.
3.
Highlight the box beside Spot Monitor and press the
Î
button.
A list of SPOT monitors and cameras appears.
Each SPOT monitor can be associated with a camera. The DVR will display
the associated camera on the SPOT monitor whenever it detects an input on
the selected text-in device.
Î
Î
You can save your Text-In changes by highlighting Save and pressing the
button.
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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8.7.5
System Event screen
Highlight System Event in the Event menu and press the
button.
Î The System Event setup screen appears.
Fig. 63
Health Check screen
Health Check
The DVR can be configured to run self-diagnostics and report the results.
button allows you to
Highlighting the box beside System and pressing the
select the interval that you want the DVR to run self-diagnostics on the system.
You can select from 1 hr. to 30 days or "Never".
Highlight the Setup... box beside Check Recording and press the
1.
Î
The Check Recording screen appears.
Highlighting Schedule On and pressing the
2.
Î
button.
button toggles On and Off.
When set to On, you can select the day, time range and interval that you want
the DVR to run self-diagnostics on the recorder. The Interval can be selected
from 1 min. to 7 days or "Never". The box allows you to delete a check
recording schedule.
Fig. 64
Check Recording screen
Highlighting the box under the Interval heading beside each alarm-in and
pressing the
button allows you to change the interval that you want the
DVR to run self-diagnostics on Alarm Inputs. You can select from 1 hr. to 30
days or Never.
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Highlight the Storage tab and the Storage screen displays.
3.
Fig. 65
Storage screen
Storage
button.
1.
Highlight the box beside Disk Bad Notify, and press the
2.
Select percentage level of bad disk sectors at which you want the DVR to
trigger an alert. Percentage levels range from 10% to 90%.
3.
Highlight the box beside Disk Almost Full Notify, and press the
4.
Select the percentage level of disk usage at which you want the DVR to
trigger an alert. Percentage levels range from 80% to 99%.
5.
Highlight the first box beside Disk S.M.A.R.T., and press the
6.
Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to scroll through the numbers. Refer to
the hard disk drive manufacturer’s documentation for the correct temperature
setting.
Î
button.
If the temperature of hard disk drive exceeds the defined threshold, the
system triggers an alert.
7.
Highlight the second box beside Disk S.M.A.R.T., and press the
8.
Select either ºC (Celsius) or ºF (Fahrenheit), and press the
9.
Highlight OK, and press the
Î
button.
button.
button.
button to accept the changes.
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
10. Highlight the Actions tab.
Î
The System Event - Actions screen displays.
Fig. 66
System Event - Actions screen
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Actions
The DVR can be set to react to system events. System events can be associated
with an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s internal buzzer, and/or notify a
number of different devices.
Highlight the Alarm-Out box beside the desired event (Check Recording,
Check Alarm-In, Disk Almost Full, Disk Full, Disk Bad, Disk Temperature, or
Disk S.M.A.R.T.), and press the
button.
1.
Î
A list of Alarm Outputs appears. You can associate as many Alarm-Outs with
the Event as you wish.
Î
If the DVR detects that event, it triggers output signals on all the associated
Alarm-Out connectors. You can also have the DVR’s internal buzzer sound if
an event is detected.
NOTE
The Alarm-Out action cannot be set to System and Panic Record events.
Highlight the Notify box beside the desired event (System, Panic Record,
Check Recording, Check Alarm-In, Disk Almost Full, Disk Full, Disk Bad, Disk
Temperature, or Disk S.M.A.R.T.), and press the
button.
2.
Î
You can toggle the entire list On and Off by highlighting Notification and
pressing the
button. You can toggle the individual items On and Off by
highlighting that item and pressing the
button.
Highlight OK and press the
3.
button to accept your changes.
NOTE
Mail notify is the only option available for the System event.
NOTE
For the Notify action to work, the DVR should be registered in the RAS (Remote Administration
System).
Î
Î
You can save your System Event changes by highlighting Save and pressing
the
button.
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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Event status
Highlight Event Status in the Event menu and press the
Event Status screen.
Fig. 67
button to display the
Event Status screen
The Event Status screen displays the status of the DVR’s systems and inputs.
Events will be highlighted, and related channels or events will flicker for five
seconds when detected.
Alarm-In, Motion, Video Loss and Text-In will be highlighted when each event is
detected based on the settings you made in the Alarm-In, Motion Detection and
Text-In setup screen on the Event menu.
Panic Record will be highlighted while the DVR is in the panic recording mode.
Check Alarm-In and Check Recording will be highlighted when each event is
detected based on the settings you made in the System Event setup screen on
the Event menu.
Disk Almost Full will be highlighted when the DVR is not in the Recycle mode and
the level of disk usage reaches the Disk Almost Full percentage you made in the
System Event setup screen on the Event menu.
Disk Full will be highlighted when the DVR is not in the Recycle mode and all
available storage space has been used.
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8.8
Display
Fig. 68
8.8.1
Display Menu
OSD screen
Highlight Display in the Display menu and press the
button.
Î The OSD screen allows you to select what information will be displayed on the
monitor.
Fig. 69
OSD screen
button toggles that item On and Off.
Highlighting an item and pressing the
When an item is On, there is a checkmark in the box beside it. The following items
can be turned On or Off:
Remote Control
The icon
displays when the DVR can be controlled by the infrared
remote control.
Zoom
The icon
displays on the enlarged video.
Network
The icon
Ethernet.
displays when the unit is connected to a network via
Freeze & Sequence
displays while in the Freeze mode, and the
The icon
in the Sequence mode.
Screen Group
The number of screen group displays when the DVR is not in the 4x4
display mode of the 16-channel DVR, and 3x3 mode of the 8-channel
DVR.
Free Space
displays when the DVR is in the Recycle mode, and the
The icon
percentage of available storage space displays when the DVR is not in
the Recycle mode.
Archive
The icon
displays when the DVR is archiving recorded data.
Mirror
The icon
displays when disks are mirroring.
Date/Time
The current date and time information displays.
User Name
The name of the current user logged in displays.
Camera No.
The camera number displays at the top-left corner of each camera screen.
Camera Title
The camera title displays at the top-left corner of each camera screen.
Record
The record related icons display on each camera screen.
displays while
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Audio
The icon
displays on each camera screen for which the DVR can play
displays on each camera for
live audio on a local system, and the icon
which the DVR is sending audio to a PC running RAS.
PTZ
The icon
Text-In
The text input strings display on the screen. You can adjust the Display
Dwell time (sec.) for the text input strings displayed on the screen.
displays on each PTZ camera screen.
You can adjust the transparency of the setup screens by highlighting
Transparency and using the Left and Right arrow buttons.
Highlighting OSD Margin… and pressing the
button displays how OSD text will
be displayed on the monitor. You can adjust the horizontal and vertical margins so
that text and icons will not be hidden beyond the edges of the monitor.
Fig. 70
8.8.2
OSD Margin screen
Main Monitor screen
Fig. 71
Main Monitor screen
You can adjust the display dwell time for each camera displayed on the main
monitor.
Highlight the box beside Mode and press the
button.
Î You can select between Full Sequence and Cameo Sequence.
Pressing the Sequence button causes the DVR to sequence cameras, and the
DVR can sequence cameras in two modes: “Full” and “Cameo”. In the Full mode,
the DVR sequences through the cameras and displays them full screen. In the
Cameo mode, the bottom right window in a multi-screen format sequences through
the cameras.
NOTE
Any cameras that are Off, have lost video or are set to Covert (unless the user has authority to view
covert cameras) will be excluded from the Cameo sequence.
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You can define the screen layout in a variety of formats and set the DVR to
sequence through the different screen layouts (pages) so that all the cameras will
be displayed. You can also set up the DVR to display one camera or a group of
cameras all the time while cycling through the remaining cameras in a “cameo”
window. This can be done with one camera displayed full screen while displaying
the cameo window as a PIP (picture in picture), or displaying the cameras in a grid
pattern with the bottom right window as the cameo.
NOTE
Sequence cannot be used in the 4x4 display mode of the 16-channel, and 3x3 mode of the 8-channel
DVR.
You can adjust the display dwell time by highlighting the box beside Interval and
pressing the
button.
Î You can select dwell intervals ranging from 1 second to 1 minute.
Highlight Event Monitoring On and press the
Î Pressing the
button.
button toggles between On and Off.
Î When it is On, the DVR will display the camera associated with the event when
an event occurs.
8.8.3
Spot Monitor screen
Highlight Spot Monitor in the Display menu and press the
1.
Î
button.
The Spot Monitor setup screen displays.
Fig. 72
Spot Monitor screen
You can define which cameras display sequentially on the Spot Monitors.
Highlight the box in the Channels column for the desired Spot Monitor and
button.
press the
2.
Î
Î
You can save your Display settings by highlighting Save and pressing the
button.
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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8.9
Configuring devices
You can configure the video, audio, alarm, display and remote control devices
connected to the DVR.
Fig. 73
8.9.1
Devices menu
Camera setup screen
Highlight Camera in the Devices menu and press the
button.
Î The Camera setup screen appears.
Fig. 74
Camera setup screen
You can turn the camera number On or Off, and you can change the Title of each
camera using the virtual keyboard. You can also determine which cameras will
display on the monitors by selecting Normal, Covert 1 or Covert 2 from a dropdown list in the Use column.
NOTE
When selecting the Covert 1, the DVR displays the camera title and status icons on the covert video.
When selecting the Covert 2, the DVR displays only camera title on the covert video.
NOTE
A user who does not have Covert Camera View authority, the user cannot view video from cameras
set to Covert 1 or Covert 2 in both the live monitoring and playback modes.
Highlight the box in the Resolution column and select the recorded image
resolution from Standard, High and Very High.
NOTE
Selecting Very High resolution will be applied to all the cameras within the same camera group. The
DVR has two camera groups (No. 1: cameras 1 to 8 and No. 2: cameras 9 to 16 for the 16-channel
model, and No. 1: cameras 1 to 4 and No. 2: cameras 5 to 8 for the 8-channel model).
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NOTE
The maximum recording speed of each camera group will be limited to 100 ips when set to Standard
resolution, 50 ips when set to High resolution and 25 ips when set to Very High resolution for all
cameras.
When set to High resolution for all cameras within the same camera group, the DVR records video
from each camera as fast as possible according to the preset recording speed within the total ips of
each camera group. When the total ips are higher than the maximum recording speed of the camera
group, the ips of each camera might decrease so as not to exceed the maximum recording speed. For
example, if set to High resolution for all cameras within the same camera group of the 8-channel
model DVR, 15 ips for Time recording and 25 ips for Event recording, the event-driven video from one
camera will be recorded at 20 ips and the video from the three other cameras will be recorded at 10
ips each when events are detected by one camera.
The maximum recording speed per camera will be 6 ips per camera when set to On and Very High
resolution for four cameras in the same camera group of the 16-channel DVR. See the table below.
No. of cameras set to On and Very High resolution
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
─
25 ips
12 ips
8 ips
6 ips
5 ips
4 ips
3 ips
3 ips
The maximum recording speed per camera will be 12 ips per camera when set to On and Very High
resolution for two cameras in the same camera group of the 8-channel DVR. See the table below.
No. of cameras set to On and Very High resolution
0
1
2
3
4
─
25 ips
12 ips
8 ips
6 ips
Highlight the PTZ tab, and the PTZ setup screen displays.
1.
Fig. 75
Camera PTZ setup screen
NOTE
You will only be able to set up PTZ devices if the PTZ port is set to RS232 or RS485.
Highlight the box in the Product column for the PTZ camera you wish to
configure and press the
button.
2.
Î
A list of PTZ devices appears.
Select your camera from the list and press the
3.
Î
button.
You will need to connect the camera to the RS232 or RS485 connector on the
back of the DVR following the camera manufacturer’s instructions.
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Fig. 76
PTZ Device list
You can assign IDs to each camera by highlighting the box under the ID
heading and pressing the
button.
Change the number by highlighting it and using the Up and Down arrow
buttons to increase and decrease the number.
4.
Î
The PTZ ID number can be set from 0 to 256.
Highlight the Setup… box and press the
5.
Î
button.
The Port Setup window appears.
Fig. 77
Port Setup window
Configure the port’s setting based on the PTZ camera manufacturer’s
instructions.
6.
Î
Î
You can save your Camera changes by highlighting OK and pressing the
button.
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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8.9.2
Audio setup screen
Highlight Audio in the Devices menu and press the
button.
Î The Audio setup screen appears.
Fig. 78
Audio setup screen
The DVR can record up to four audio inputs.
Highlight the box beside the input and press the
1.
Î
Î
Î
Î
8.9.3
A list of cameras appears, and you can select the camera associated with that
audio input.
Highlight Enable Audio-Out and press the
2.
button.
button.
This toggles between enabling and disabling audio out.
You can save your Audio setup by highlighting Save and pressing the
button.
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
Alarm-Out screen
Highlight Alarm-Out in the Devices menu and press the
button.
Î The Alarm-Out screen allows you to change the settings and establish a
schedule for each alarm output from the DVR.
Fig. 79
Alarm-Out Settings screen
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NOTE
You can change the settings of relay alarm output in the No. 1.
Each alarm output can be given its own title by highlighting the box under the Title
heading and pressing the
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to
enter the title.
Highlighting the boxes under the Type heading allows to set the alarm output for
NO or NC (normally open or normally closed).
Highlighting the box beside Dwell Time and pressing the
button allow you to set
the dwell time of the alarm output. Dwell times range from 5 seconds to 15
minutes.
Highlighting the Schedule tab causes the Schedule screen to display.
Fig. 80
Alarm-Out Schedule screen
You can add and edit alarm output schedules on this screen. Highlight the "+" and
button to add a schedule. Highlighting the boxes under the column
press the
heading and pressing the
button allow you to edit the information in those
boxes.
The Day box allows you to select the days that the alarm schedule will be active.
The choices are: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, M~F, Hol and All.
The Range box allows you to set the time that the alarm schedule will be active in
15-minute increments from 00:00 to 24:00.
The Mode box allows you to set how the alarm reacts during the scheduled time.
When set to On, the Alarm-Out is active during the scheduled time. When set to
Event, the Alarm-Out is only active when there is an Event during the scheduled
time.
The Channels box allows you to set which alarm outputs will be active. You can
also select the DVR’s internal buzzer.
The box allows you to delete an alarm output schedule. You will be asked to
confirm whether or not you really wish to delete the schedule.
Î You can save your Alarm-Out changes by highlighting Save and pressing the
button.
Î Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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8.9.4
Remote Control screen
Highlight Remote Control in the Devices menu and press the
button.
Î The Remote Control setup screen allows you to select a port and make correct
settings for a remote keyboard.
Fig. 81
Remote Control setup screen
Highlight the box beside Port and select from None, RS232 and RS485.
1.
Î
If the RS232 port and RS485 port are in use for PTZ control, networking or
text input, the remote keyboard cannot be configured.
2.
Highlight Setup… and select the correct Baud Rate, Parity, Data Bits and
Stop Bits for the device you are connecting to the DVR.
3.
Highlight the box beside Remote Control Product and select the device from
the list.
Î
Î
You can save your Remote Control settings by highlighting Save and
pressing the
button.
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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8.10
Storage screen
Fig. 82
8.10.1
Storage Menu
Storage Information screen
Highlight Storage Information in the Storage menu and press the
button.
Î The Storage Information setup screen appears and displays information about
the DVR’s storage devices.
Fig. 83
Storage Information screen
The information in the Type column describes the storage device.
The capacity of the storage device is displayed in the Capacity column.
The Format column displays whether the device is used for recording (Record) or
archiving (Archive). "Not Using" indicates the device is not used for either recording
or archiving. "Not formatted" indicates the device is not formatted.
indicates
when the device has temporary space set aside so that video clips can be saved
on a CD-RW or DVD-RW.
Highlight the box in the Format column for the desired storage device and press
the
button. You will be able to format the device for recording or archiving.
When selecting "Not Using" from Use As and highlighting the Format button, the
device will not be used for either recording or archiving. You can also set aside
space to store temporary files for CD or DVD burning by selecting Partition –
CD/DVD Burn.
Fig. 84
Device Format screen
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NOTE
A USB hard disk drive (2.0 or higher version only) can be formatted and used only for archiving.
NOTE
System upgrades require formatting internal hard disk drives, so do not uninstall internal hard disk
drives even though they are not used for either recording or archiving
The Information column displays whether the device is being used or not. "Other"
indicates the device has been used for another DVR.
Highlight the box in the Information column for the desired storage device and
press the
button.
Î You will be able to check the time information about recorded data.
Fig. 85
Device Information screen
If you want to erase recorded data on the selected device, highlight Clear and
press the
button. You will be asked whether or not you want to delete the data.
If you want to use a USB hard disk drive, highlight Use and press the
button
after connecting the device. Highlight Don’t Use and press the
button if you
want to stop using the device.
NOTE
When disconnecting a USB hard disk drive from the DVR, highlight Don’t Use first and then
disconnect the device.
NOTE
Do not disconnect the USB cable or the power from the device while copying video clips. If the USB
cable is disconnected while copying video clips, archived data might be lost.
Highlight the boxes beside Mirror and press the
button.
Î The DVR can be set up to mirror Source disks to designated Dest. (destination)
disks selected from internal hard disk drives.
Refer to Section 9.10.9 Disk mirroring for further information on setting up disk
mirroring.
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8.10.2
Storage Status screen
Highlight Storage Status in the Storage menu and press the
button.
Î The Storage Status setup screen appears and displays status of the DVR’s
storage devices.
Fig. 86
Storage Status screen
The Type column displays the type of storage device.
The Disk Bad column displays the percentage of bad sectors. "Not formatted"
indicates the device is not formatted.
The Temperature column displays the temperature of the storage device.
The S.M.A.R.T. column displays “Good”, “Bad” or “N/A”, depending on storage
conditions:
Good
The storage condition is normal.
Bad
Data cannot be written on or read from the storage device.
N/A
Storage conditions are normal, however, the S.M.A.R.T. monitoring is not working or
supported.
NOTE
When the storage condition is “Bad”, the Event Status – Storage screen displays and you can check
the storage condition for details. Once the “Bad” message displays, replacing the hard disk drive is
recommended, usually within 24 hours.
NOTE
Temperature and S.M.A.R.T. information will be available only for internal hard disk drives supporting
the SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) monitoring program.
Î Selecting Close and pressing the
button exits the screen.
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System
Fig. 87
8.11.1
System menu
Information screen
Highlight Information in the System menu and press the
button.
Î The Information screen appears.
Fig. 88
Information screen
In the Information screen, you can name the site location, assign a System ID
number, select the language the screens are displayed in, display software version
number, upgrade the software, import and export the setup, show the System Log,
display recorded time data, and clear all data.
Highlight the Site box and press the
1.
Î
button.
A virtual keyboard appears that you can use to enter a Site Name.
button.
2.
Once you have entered your title, highlight Close and press the
3.
Highlight the box beside System ID and press the
4.
Change the number by highlighting it and using the Up and Down arrow
buttons to increase and decrease the number from 0 to 99.
button.
NOTE
The System ID number is used to identify the unit when it is connected with other DVRs through the
RS485 port. You cannot use the same ID number for two or more DVRs that are in the same RS485
network. It is possible to have multiple DVRs with System ID 0 that are in the same area as long as
they are not part of an RS485 network. If this is the case, all will be controlled at the same time when
using the infrared remote control.
Highlight the box beside Language and press the
5.
Î
button.
A drop-down menu displays the available languages.
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Highlight the desired language and press the
6.
Î
button.
The box beside Version displays the software version of the DVR.
Upgrading the software
To upgrade the software, connect a USB device containing the upgrade package
file to the DVR.
Highlight Upgrade… and press the
1.
Î
button.
The Upgrade screen appears.
The screen displays the upgrade package file names that are available. The
“.rui” indicates that the file is for software upgrades and “.ofi” indicates that the
file is for optical drive firmware upgrades.
Select the desired file and press the
2.
button.
button will install the
Highlighting the Install button and pressing the
selected software package. Highlighting the Cancel button and pressing the
button will close the window without upgrading the software.
Î
Î
If the upgrade package file is not installed on the DVR properly, you will get
an error message.
The system restarts automatically after completing the upgrade.
Fig. 89
Upgrade screen
NOTE
The Upgrade button will be deactivated if the internal hard disk drive has not been formatted as it
requires the space for temporary files when upgrading the system.
NOTE
The USB device must be FAT16 or FAT32 format.
You can import saved DVR settings or export the current DVR settings.
Importing settings
To import saved DVR settings, connect the USB device containing the setup file
(.dat) to the DVR.
1.
Highlight Setup – Import… and press the
2.
Select the desired setup file and press the Import button to import the
selected settings and change the DVR settings accordingly.
3.
Highlight Include Network Setup and press the
On and Off.
Î
button.
button to toggle between
When set to Off, the network settings will not be changed.
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Fig. 90
Setup Import screen
Exporting settings
To export the current DVR settings, connect the USB device to the DVR.
button.
1.
Highlight Setup – Export… and press the
2.
Highlight the box beside File name and press the
Î
Î
button.
A virtual keyboard allows you to enter the file name.
Selecting Export will save the current settings in .dat file format on the USB
device.
Fig. 91
Setup Export screen
NOTE
Even after changing the DVR settings by importing saved settings, the time-related settings (Date/Time,
Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time) will NOT be changed.
NOTE
The USB device must be FAT16 or FAT32 format.
System Log
Highlight Show System Log… and press the
screen.
Fig. 92
button to display the System Log
System Log screen
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The System Log screen lists system activities (up to 5,000 from the latest) that
have occurred along with the time and date. The
icon will display in the last
column for system activities of the remote site. You can scroll through the log
pages by using the Up and Down arrows, or you can go directly to a log page by
entering the log page number in the box at the bottom left of the screen. Highlight
Close and press the
button to exit the screen.
The box beside Recorded Data – From / To displays the time information of
recorded data.
Highlighting Clear All Data… and pressing the
button will clear all video data.
You will be asked to verify that you wish to clear all data before the DVR erases
the video data. Clear All Data… will not clear the System Log.
After you are finished with the Information Screen, you can highlight Save and
press the
button to save the changes and exit the screen. If you do not wish to
save the changes, highlight Cancel and press the
button to exit the screen.
8.11.2
Date/Time setup
Highlight Date/Time in the System menu and press the
button.
Î The Date/Time setup screen appears.
Fig. 93
Date/Time setup screen
Date/Time
Highlight the first box beside Date and press the
1.
Î
button.
The individual sections of the date will highlight.
2.
Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to change the number. Use the Left and
Right arrow buttons to move between month, date and year.
3.
Once you have the correct date, press the
4.
Highlight the Format box beside Date and press the
5.
Select from the three available date formats and press the
your selected format.
6.
Highlight the first box beside Time and press the
Î
button.
button.
button to save
button.
The individual sections of the time will highlight.
7.
Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to change the number. Use the Left and
Right arrow buttons to move between hour, minutes and seconds.
8.
Once you have the correct time, press the
9.
Highlight the Format box beside Time and press the
button.
button.
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10. Select from the three available time formats and press the
your selected format.
button to save
NOTE
The clock will not start running until you have highlighted Save and pressed the
11. Highlight the box beside Time Zone and press the
12. Select your time zone from the list and press the
button.
button.
13. Highlight Use Daylight Saving Time and press the
Î
Pressing the
button.
button.
button toggles between On and Off.
14. Highlight the Holiday tab, and the Holiday setup screen appears
Fig. 94
Holiday setup screen
Holiday
You can set up holidays by highlighting "+" and pressing the
button.
Î The current date appears.
1.
Highlight the month and day and change them by using the Up and Down
arrow buttons.
2.
Press the
Î
button to add the date.
Dates can be deleted by highlighting the
button.
beside the date and pressing the
NOTE
Holidays that do not fall on the same date each year should be updated once the current year’s
holiday has passed.
Highlighting the Time Sync. tab causes the Time Sync. screen to display. You can
set up time synchronization between the DVR and standard time servers that are
available in most time zones and countries, or between the DVR and another DVR.
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Fig. 95
Time Sync. screen
Time Sync.
Highlight the box beside Automatic Sync. and press the
1.
Î
This toggles between On and Off.
Highlight the box beside Time Server and press the
2.
Î
button.
button.
A virtual keyboard appears that you can use to enter the IP address or
domain name of the time server.
NOTE
You can use the domain name instead of IP address if you already set up the DNS Server when
setting up the LAN.
3.
Highlight the box beside Interval and press the
4.
Set the time interval for synchronization from 30 minutes to 1 day at various
time intervals.
Î
Last Sync-Time displays the last time the DVR was synchronized with the
time server.
Highlight Run as Server and press the
5.
Î
button.
button.
Pressing the
button toggles between On and Off. When it is On, the DVR
you are setting up will run as a time server.
Î You can save your changes by highlighting Save and pressing the
button.
Î Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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8.11.3
User setup screen
Highlight User in the System menu and press the
button.
Î The User setup screen displays the authorized groups and users.
Î You can add and delete groups and users. When adding a group, you can
assign authority levels to the group.
Fig. 96
User setup screen
The +/- column is used to collapse and expand user groups. If there is a "+" or "–"
in this column, it indicates the item is a Group Name. If there is a "–" in front of the
Group Name, it indicates that the group has been “expanded” and all of the User
Names within that group are displayed below the Group Name. If there is a "+" in
front of the Group Name, it indicates that the group has been “collapsed” and all of
the User Names within that group are hidden. To collapse or expand a group,
highlight the +/- column in front of the desired group and press the
button.
Highlighting a Group Name and pressing the
authority levels assigned to the group.
button allows you to change the
NOTE
Write down the new password and save it in a secure place. If the password is forgotten, the unit must
be reset using the Factory Reset button and all data settings will be lost.
Highlighting a User Name and pressing the
button allows you to add or change
the password assigned to that user. You can also change the group to which the
user is assigned.
The column can be used to delete a User Name or an entire Group. If the is
greyed out, that Group or User cannot be deleted. Highlight the and press the
button. You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the User or Group. To
delete the User currently logged into the DVR on a local system or a PC running
RAS, log the user out of the system first and then delete the user.
To add a Group, highlight the + Group… box and press the
button. A virtual
keyboard appears allowing you to enter the Group name. You can use up to 15
characters including spaces in the group name. Enter the name and assign
authority levels to the group.
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Fig. 97
New Group setup screen
button will toggle between all
Highlighting the Authority box and pressing the
authority levels being turned On and Off. Highlighting the individual authority level
boxes and pressing the
button will toggle between that authority level being
turned On and Off. The authority levels that can be turned On and Off are:
Shutdown
The user can shut the system down on a local system.
Upgrade
The user can upgrade the software on a local system or a PC running
RAS.
System Time Changed
The user can change the system date and time on a local system or a PC
running RAS.
Data Clear
The user can clear all video data or format disks on a local system or a PC
running RAS.
Setup
The user without Setup authority cannot establish any system settings
excluding system shutdown and logout on a local system or a PC running
RAS.
Color Control
The user can control brightness, contrast, hue and saturation for cameras
on a local system or a PC running RAS.
PTZ Control
The user can control the PTZ camera on a local system or a PC running
RAS.
Alarm-Out Control
The user can reset the DVR’s outputs including the internal buzzer during
an alarm by pressing the Alarm button on a local system or alarm-out
control button on a PC running RAS.
Covert Camera View
The user can view video from cameras set as Covert while in the Live
Monitoring or Search mode on a local system or a PC running RAS.
System Check
The user can view the remote system status or check the remote system
status as a batch process on a PC running RAS.
Record Setup
The user can establish all Record settings on a local system or a PC
running RAS.
Search
The user can access the Search mode on a local system or a PC running
RAS.
Clip-Copy
The user can copy video clips on a local system or a PC running RAS, and
save video data in an AVI, bitmap or JPEG file format.
To add a User, highlight the + User… box and press the
button. A virtual
keyboard appears allowing you to enter the User Name. Enter the name and
assign the User to a Group and password. You can use camera buttons 1 to 9 on
either the front panel or remote control to assign the password. The password can
be up to 8 digits. You will be asked to confirm the password.
Fig. 98
New User setup screen
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NOTE
In addition to using the front panel buttons or the infrared remote control, you can use the virtual
keyboard to assign the password. To display the virtual keyboard click the button using the mouse
(not supplied).
Highlighting the box beside Auto Login allows you to select a User to be
automatically logged in when the DVR is powered up. It can also be set to never
automatically login a user.
Highlighting the box beside Auto Logout allows you to select from a list of times
that the user will be automatically logged out. The options are: Never, 1 min., 3
min., 5 min., 10 min., 15 min., 20 min., 25 min., 30 min. and 1 hr.
Î You can save your changes by highlighting Save and pressing the
button.
Î Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
8.11.4
Shutdown… screen
Highlight Shutdown in the System menu and press the
button.
Î The Shutdown screen appears asking you to confirm whether or not you want
to shut the system down.
Fig. 99
Shutdown screen
After selecting Shutdown and pressing the
you when it is safe to disconnect power.
8.11.5
button, a screen will appear telling
Log out…screen
Highlight Log out… in the System menu and press the
button.
Î The Log out screen appears asking you to confirm whether or not you want to
log out the current user.
Fig. 100 Log out screen
After selecting Log out and pressing the
button, the user will be logged out.
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Operation
NOTE
This chapter assumes your DVR has been installed and configured. If it has not, please refer to
Sections 7: Installation and 8: Configuration.
The DVR’s controls are similar to a VCR. As with a VCR, the main functions are
recording and playing back video. However, you have much greater control over
recording and playing back video. You can establish recording schedules based on
time of day and day of the week. The DVR allows you to search through the
recorded video using much more sophisticated tools than those available with
VCRs. Additional DVR features that are not available with VCRs are remote control
and viewing, and recording video at the same time you are watching previously
recorded video.
The front panel controls are described in Section 8: Configuration.
9.1
Turning on the power
Once you have installed the DVR following the instructions in Section 7:
Installation, it is ready to record.
9.2
Live monitoring
As soon as the DVR completes its initialization process, it will begin showing live
video on the attached monitor and playing live audio through the attached speaker.
The default mode is to display all cameras at once. Pressing any camera button
will cause that camera to display full screen. It displays live video and plays live
audio until the user enters another mode.
Pressing the Display button cycles the DVR through the different display formats.
The DVR can be set to display full-screen video for a preset dwell time when an
Event occurs. Video from the lowest camera number associated with the event
sensor will be displayed, the DVR will return to the previous screen format after
event monitoring dwell time expires. While the event monitoring is activated, the
monitoring for all other subsequent events will be ignored. Pressing individual
camera buttons or the Display button during event monitoring releases the current
event monitoring and displays the selected camera or returns to the previous
screen format.
Pressing the Sequence button causes the cameras to display sequentially. When
in one of the multi-view formats, pressing this button will cause the DVR to go
through predefined screen layouts (Full Sequence). Or, the bottom, right screen
will display live cameras sequentially (Cameo Sequence). Selecting another
display mode, or pressing the Sequence button again exits the Sequence mode.
When in one of the multi-view formats, pressing the Left or Right arrow buttons will
cause the DVR to go to the previous or the next page. For example, if you press
the Right arrow button in the 2x2 format, the DVR changes pages as follows:
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If all the cameras in a page are Off, have lost video or are set to Covert (unless the
user has authority to view covert cameras), that page will be excluded from the
sequence.
NOTE
The Full Sequence for the full sequence monitoring and the Cameo Sequence for the cameo
sequence monitoring should be selected in the Display setup screen (Sequence tab).
Pressing the Freeze button will freeze the current image on the screen until you
press the button again. While in the Freeze mode, the icon
displays in bottomleft corner if Freeze is selected in the Display setup screen (OSD tab).
To display cameras sequentially on a spot monitor, press the Spot button and
select the Spot Monitor and Sequence from the menu.
9.2.1
Active Cameo mode
You can enter the Active Cameo mode by pressing the
button in any multi-view
format. The yellow outline surrounding the video indicates the active cameo, and
pressing the arrow buttons moves the active cameo. Pressing the
button while
in the Active Cameo mode exits the Active Cameo mode. The active cameo mode
will remains in effect for 15 seconds if there is no further operation.
In active cameo mode, press the button for the camera you want displayed as
active cameo. After setting the camera number to active cameo, the DVR moves
the active cameo to the next cameo. You can change the screen layout in this way.
9.2.2
PIP mode
You can display a Picture-in-Picture by pressing the Display button. You can
change the location of the PIP counter-clockwise and clockwise by pressing the Up
and Down arrow buttons and change its size by turning the Jog Dial clockwise or
counter-clockwise.
9.2.3
Zoom mode
You can enlarge an area of the video by pressing the Zoom button. For a few
seconds after pressing the Zoom button, a PIP displays. Inside the PIP, a
rectangle shows the area that is enlarged. You can move the rectangle around
using the arrow buttons. While in the Zoom mode, you can enlarge the area more
by pressing the
button. The Zoom mode options are 2x, 3x and 4x. Exit the
Zoom mode by pressing the Zoom button. While in the Zoom mode, the icon
displays in bottom-left corner if Zoom is selected in the Display setup screen (OSD
tab).
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9.2.4
PTZ mode
If a user who has PTZ Control authority logs into the system, the user can control
PTZ cameras. The DVR will control cameras with Pan, Tilt and Zoom capabilities.
Press the PTZ button to enter the PTZ mode and press the button again to exit the
PTZ mode. You can control the camera using front panel control buttons, by setting
up presets or by selecting the expanded PTZ features.
Select the PTZ camera you wish to control by selecting it from the menu.
Î The icon
displays on the PTZ camera screen.
Fig. 101 PTZ Select Camera menu
To use the front panel buttons, press the Left and Right arrow buttons to pan left
and right.
Press the Up and Down arrow buttons to tilt the camera up and down.
Press the Display button to zoom in, and press the Sequence button to zoom out.
You can use the Freeze and Alarm buttons to focus the image.
You can establish preset positions for PTZ cameras.
Press the Spot button to establish Presets.
Fig. 102 PTZ Preset screen
You can quickly move PTZ cameras to Preset positions. Press the Menu button to
view an established camera Preset position.
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Fig. 103 Preset view screen
You can save camera position settings as “presets” so that you can go directly to
desired views. Once you have the camera at the desired settings, press the Spot
button, and the PTZ Preset dialog box will appear. Select the number you want to
assign to the preset and press the
button. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the
preset name. Press the Menu button to load the PTZ preset and the Preset View
dialog box will appear. Select the desired preset and press the
button to load
the preset.
Pressing the Menu button displays the following PTZ menu. Set the feature you
wish to control by selecting it from the menu. Refer to the camera instructions for
the proper settings. Depending on the camera specifications, some features may
not be supported.
Fig. 104 PTZ menu
You can use a mouse for convenient PTZ control. Position the mouse pointer at
the bottom of the screen, and the following PTZ toolbar will display.
Fig. 105 PTZ controls
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Clicking on the left side exits the toolbar. If you want to display the toolbar again,
position the mouse pointer at the bottom of the screen. Change the toolbar location
by clicking the empty space on the left side of the toolbar and drag it to where you
want it located on the screen. Use the arrow buttons on the toolbar to pan or tilt the
camera in the direction you want. The other controls on the toolbar perform as
described below:
Zoom In / Out
Focus Near / Far
Iris Open / Close
Set / Load Preset
9.2.5
Image adjustment
NOTE
It is important that cameras and monitors are correctly installed and adjusted prior to making any
image adjustments using the DVR’s controls.
If a user who has Colour Control authority logs into the system, the user can adjust
the image. Pressing and holding a camera button for a few seconds displays an
image adjustment dialog. You can control brightness, contrast, hue and saturation
for each camera.
NOTE
Any image adjustments you make will be applied to both the live video on the monitors and the
recorded video.
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9.3
Event monitoring
When an event occurs, the DVR will display the camera associated with the event
if Event Monitoring On is selected in the Display setup screen (OSD tab).
How the cameras are displayed depends on the number of cameras associated
with the event. If one camera is associated with the event, the DVR will display the
camera full screen. If two to four cameras are associated with the event, the DVR
will display the cameras on a 2x2 screen. If five to nine cameras are associated
with the event, the DVR will display the cameras on a 3x3 screen. If 10 or more
cameras are associated with the event, the DVR will display the cameras on a 4x4
screen.
Event monitoring lasts for the dwell time set for event recording. After the dwell
time has elapsed, the monitor returns to the previous screen unless another event
has occurred. If you want to return to the live monitoring mode before the dwell
time has elapsed, press the Display button or one of the camera buttons.
9.4
Covert camera
If a camera is set up as Covert 1 in the Camera setup screen (Settings tab), that
camera will not be displayed unless a user with Covert Camera View authority logs
into the system. However the camera title and status icons will be displayed on the
monitor.
If a camera is set up as Covert 2 in the Camera setup screen (Settings tab), that
camera appears to be Off unless a user with Covert Camera View authority logs
into the system. The camera title will be greyed out and status icons will not be
displayed on the monitor.
NOTE
When a camera is set up as Covert 1, the DVR displays the camera title and status icons on the
covert video. When set up as Covert 2, the DVR displays only the camera title on the covert video.
If a user who has Covert Camera View authority logs into the system, the user can
view video from cameras set to Covert 1 or Covert 2 including the camera titles
and status icons.
9.5
Spot monitoring
You can select the camera you want to display on a Spot Monitor. Press the Spot
button on the front panel or remote control, and select one of four Spot Monitors.
Then, select the camera to be displayed on the Spot Monitor.
Fig. 106 Spot Monitor menu
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If you want to display more than one camera on a Spot Monitor, you can display
them sequentially. In the Spot Monitor selection mode, press the Sequence button
on the front panel or remote control, or select Sequence On from the menu to start
displaying cameras sequentially. Press the Sequence button or select Sequence
On again to stop sequencing on the Spot Monitor. Any cameras that are Off, have
lost video or are set to Covert (unless the user has authority to view covert
cameras) will be excluded from the sequence.
Fig. 107 Sequence menu
When the Spot Monitor is in the sequence mode, you can set the camera’s display
dwell time. Refer to Section 8: Configuration for details.
9.6
Using a mouse
You can use a mouse instead of the front panel buttons to perform many of the
DVR functions. The following operations are supported when using a mouse during
live monitoring.
When in one of the multi-view formats (e.g., PIP, 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4), clicking the
mouse button on a camera image switches that camera to full screen. Clicking the
mouse button again returns to the previous multi-view format.
When in one of the multi-view formats, scrolling the mouse wheel up and down
operates the same as pressing the Display button by switching the screen format
between PIP, 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4.
Clicking the right mouse button during live monitoring displays the following menu:
Fig. 108 Mouse menu
Selecting Freeze, PTZ… and Spot Monitor… is the same as pressing the Freeze,
PTZ and Spot buttons as described above in Section 9.2: Live monitoring.
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Selecting Zoom… zooms in on the live image. While in the zoom mode, there are
two ways to move around the enlarged portion of the video. First, there is a PIP
located in right-bottom corner. The PIP has a rectangle showing what area of the
image has been enlarged. Click inside the PIP to move to another area of the
image you want enlarged. Second, click and hold the mouse button on the
enlarged video and drag the video.
Selecting Display shows the following menu:
Fig. 109 Mouse display menu
Clicking Camera and selecting the camera number is the same as pressing the
individual camera buttons on the front panel which displays the selected camera
full screen. When in the PIP display mode, clicking the right mouse button and
selecting PIP changes the location and the size of the PIP.
Selecting PIP, 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4 display the cameras in the selected multi-view
screen mode.
Clicking Previous Group or Next Group is the same as pressing the Left or Right
buttons on the front panel which moves to the previous or next page.
Selecting Edit Group supports the active cameo function. Select Edit Group and
choose a camera that you want to change display position (e.g., Camera A). Then,
click the right mouse button to display the menu. If you select another camera in
the menu (e.g., Camera B), the screen displays Camera B instead of Camera A.
When in the 4x4 format, Camera A and Camera B will switch positions.
9.7
Recording video
Once you have installed the DVR following the instructions in Section 7:
Installation, it is ready to record. The DVR will start recording based on the settings
you made in the Record setup screen. See Section 8: Configuration.
"Recycle On" or "Recycle Off". The factory default is "Recycle On". It does this by
recording over the oldest video once the hard disk is full. Setting the DVR to
"Recycle Off" causes it to stop recording once the hard disk is full.
"Standard" (CIF), "High" (Half D1) or Very High (D1). The factory default resolution
is "Standard". When set to "Standard", the DVR has a maximum recording speed
of 200 ips for PAL resolution (240 ips for NTSC). When set to "High", the DVR has
a maximum recording speed of 100 ips for PAL (120 ips for NTSC). When set to
Very High, the DVR has a maximum recording speed of 50 ips (60 ips for NTSC).
Pressing the Panic button starts panic recording of all cameras, and pressing the
button again stops panic recording. If you set the Panic Recording Duration in the
Record Screen, panic recording will stop automatically according to the preset
duration as long as the Panic button is not pressed.
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NOTE
When the DVR is not in the Recycle mode and all available storage space has been used, panic
recording will not operate.
Although you will be able to record without changing the unit from its original
factory settings, you will want to take advantages of the DVR’s many tools. See
Section 8: Configuration for detailed descriptions of the recording mode options.
9.8
Recording audio
If the DVR was set up to record audio, it will record audio from up to four inputs
when video is recording.
NOTE
Make certain you comply with all local and federal laws and regulations when recording audio.
9.9
Playing recorded video
If a user who has Search authority logs into the system, the user can view
recorded image. Once video has been recorded, you can view it by pressing the
Play/Pause button.
The DVR supports the Triplex function: monitoring, recording and playing back at
the same time. Pressing the Search button while in the live monitoring mode enters
the Triplex mode and displays the Select Playback Camera menu.
Fig. 110 Select Playback Camera menu
Selecting All Channels plays back video of all cameras. The DVR maintains the
same display format as it does in the live mode except for the PIP format. You can
also change the screen layout in the same way as you do in the live mode.
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Selecting the camera number under Triplex enters the Triplex mode and plays
back video of the selected camera. When in the single-screen display format, the
camera currently displayed on the screen will be selected and when in the PIP
display format, the camera displayed on the PIP screen will be selected for the
search channel. During the Triplex mode, the DVR maintains the same display
format as it does in the live mode. A red outline surrounding the video and the
camera title indicates the search channel. While in the Triplex Mode, the DVR
continues recording cameras as they were set up in the recording schedule. Also,
live monitoring will continue except for the camera that has been selected for
playback.
When playing video for the first time, the DVR will display the most recent image.
When playing video subsequent times, the DVR will start playing video from the
last recalled image. Recorded audio will be played when the DVR displays a
camera with recorded audio in full screen mode. Pressing the Play/Pause button
again will freeze the video on the screen.
NOTE
Only the administrator and users with Covert Camera View authority can view video from covert
cameras. The covert cameras in the playback mode are determined by the current camera settings.
Camera buttons (1 to 16)
Pressing the individual camera buttons will cause the selected camera
to display full screen. Buttons 1 to 9 are also used to enter passwords.
Display button
Pressing the Display button toggles between different display formats.
The available formats are: 4x4, 3x3, 2x2 and PIP (not all formats are
available for the 8-channel DVR).
Search button
When in the live mode, pressing the Search button enters the Triplex
mode.
RW (Rewind) button
Pressing the RW button plays video backward at high speed.
Pressing the button again toggles the playback speed from
,
and
. The screen displays
,
and
respectively.
Previous button
Pressing the Previous button goes to the previous image.
Play/Pause button
Pressing the Play/Pause button plays back images at regular speed.
Pressing the button while in the Playback mode pauses the video. The
screen displays when the DVR is playing back video. The screen
displays when in the Pause mode.
Next button
Pressing the Next button goes to the next image.
FF (Fast Forward) button
Pressing the FF button plays video forward at high speed. Pressing
the button again toggles the playback speed from
,
and
. The screen displays
,
and
respectively.
Zoom button
Pressing the Zoom button zooms the current playback image on the
screen. A PIP with a rectangle temporarily displays showing what area
of the screen has been enlarged. You can use the arrow buttons to
(Enter) button
move the rectangle to another area. Pressing the
toggles the zoom size between 2x, 3x and 4x.
You can use a mouse for convenient playback control. Position the mouse pointer
on the search screen, and the following search toolbar will display.
Fig. 111 Mouse playback controls
Clicking on the left side exits the toolbar. If you want to display the toolbar again,
position the mouse pointer on the screen. Change the toolbar location by clicking
the empty space on the right side of the toolbar and drag it to where you want it
located on the screen.
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The individual controls on the toolbar perform the following functions as described
below:
Go to the first image
Fast backward play
Go to the previous image
Play
Go to the next image
Fast forward play
Go to the last image
9.10
Searching video
Pressing the Menu button or clicking the right mouse button while in the Search
mode displays the Search Menu.
Fig. 112 Search menu
Go to…
Displays the first or last recorded image, or searches by data and time
(see below for more details)
Calendar Search…
Searches using a calendar (see below for more details)
Record Table Search…
Searches using a recording table (see below for more details)
Event Log Search…
Selects video from the event log (see below for more details)
Text-In Search…
Searches text input strings (see below for more details)
Motion Search…
Searches motion events (see below for more details)
Clip-Copy…
Clips a video segment and saves it (see below for more details)
Print…
Allows you to print a selected image (see below for more details)
Zoom…
Zooms the current playback image
De-Interlace
Turns the de-interlace filter on
Slow Play…
Plays video at low speed (x1/2, x1/3, x1/4, x1/6 and x1/8)
Data Source
Allows you to choose between recorded and archived video
Exit Search
Exits the Search Menu
NOTE
The searching speed might decrease when all camera channels are in the pre-alarm recording mode.
NOTE
The video signal has a time difference of 1/50 second (1/60 second for NTSC) between odd and even
fields because it is composed of 50 interlaced fields per second (60 fields for NTSC). When recording
video with Very High (D1) resolution, video is made up of frame units combining two fields – one odd
field and one even field. This can cause horizontal scan lines or flashes in areas with motion because
of the time difference between the two fields. Turning on the de-interlace filter provides clearer video
by eliminating these horizontal scan lines and flashes.
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9.10.1
Go to
Fig. 113 Go to menu
Selecting First displays the first recorded image and selecting Last displays the
last recorded image.
Selecting Date/Time displays the Go to the Date/Time screen.
Fig. 114 Go to the Date/Time screen
Move the cursor over the date and time and press the
1.
9.10.2
button.
Î
You can use the Left and Right arrow buttons to highlight the year, month,
day, hours, minutes and seconds.
Î
Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to change to the date and time you want
to search for video.
2.
Once you have set the date and time you want, press the
3.
Then highlight Go and press the
button.
button.
Î
The selected date and time will display. (If no video was recorded during the
selected time, a message appears alerting you that no image was recorded at
that time.)
Î
The Play/Pause, RW, FF can now be used to review the surrounding video.
Calendar Search
Fig. 115 Calendar Search screen
Days with recorded video display on the calendar with white numbers. You can
highlight the days with recorded video by using the arrow buttons. Once you have
highlighted a day, press the
button to select it.
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A time bar displays at the bottom of the calendar. Hours in which video was
recorded will be highlighted with blue. You can use the Up and Down arrow buttons
to highlight the time bar. Once the time bar is highlighted, you can select the time
by using the Left and Right arrow buttons.
NOTE
The time bar is in one-hour segments. If a segment is highlighted, it means that some video was
recorded during that hour. However, it does not mean video was recorded for the entire hour.
If the DVR’s time and date have been reset to a time that is earlier than some
recorded video, it is possible for the DVR to have more than one video stream in
the same time range. Move to Select a Segment, and select the video stream you
want to search. Refer to the Appendix, Section 12.4: Time overlap for further
information on searching time-overlapped video streams.
NOTE
The lower number of the Segment indicates the latest recorded video.
Once you have set the date and time you want to search, highlight Go and press
button. The selected date and time will display. The Play/Pause, RW, FF,
the
Jog and Shuttle can now be used to review the surrounding video.
NOTE
It is possible that no recorded image displays on the current screen. Press the Display button and
change the screen mode to 4x4. You will be able to easily see the camera have recorded video during
target time.
9.10.3
Record Table Search
Fig. 116 Record Table Search (Standard View) screen
Fig. 117 Record Table Search (Expanded View) screen
Recording information about video images currently displayed on the screen
displays on the recording status bar. A white vertical line indicates the current
search position. To search specific video, move the vertical line by using the Left or
Right arrow buttons on the front panel or by clicking the mouse on the desired
segment.
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If the DVR’s time and date have been reset to a time that is earlier than some
recorded video, it is possible for the DVR to have more than one video stream in
the same time range. In this case, the overlapping time range in the record table
will be separated by a yellow vertical line.
NOTE
The recorded data in the time range located after the yellow vertical line is the latest.
(Standard view) or
There are two view modes. Selecting
(Expanded view)
located at the bottom switches to the other view mode. Standard view displays
combined recording information of all camera channels currently displayed on the
screen. Expanded view displays the recording information of each camera channel
currently displayed on the screen.
Selecting
or
located at the bottom zooms the record table. Selecting
displays 24 hours (3displays eight hours (1-minute based), and selecting
minute based) at once. To move to earlier or later times that are not shown in the
current record table screen, select the arrows located at the end of the times by
using the arrow buttons on the front panel or remote control.
NOTE
If the DVR has images recorded in more than one recording mode in the same time range, the
recording status bar displays recording information in the following priority order: Panic Æ Pre-Event
Æ Event Æ Time. The colour of the bar indicates different recording modes: Red for Panic, White for
Pre-Event, Yellow for Event, and Blue for Time.
Selecting
located at the bottom displays the Search menu.
Selecting located at the bottom displays the Calendar Search screen. Days with
recorded video display on the calendar with white numbers. You can highlight the
days with recorded video by using the arrow buttons. Once you have highlighted a
day, press the
button to select it. The first recorded image of the selected date
will pause on the screen. Once you have selected the date you want to search,
review the surrounding video by using the playback controls located at the bottom.
Refer to Section 9.9: Playing recorded video for information regarding playback
controls.
Selecting
located in top-left corner exits the Record Table Search screen.
NOTE
It is possible that no recorded image displays on the current screen. Press the Display button and
change the screen mode to 4x4. You will be able to easily see the camera have recorded video during
target time.
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9.10.4
Event Log Search
Fig. 118 Event Log Search screen
The DVR maintains a log of each time the Alarm Input port is activated. The Event
Log Search screen displays this list. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event
for which you would like to see video.
The Event Log Search screen can also be accessed by pressing the Alarm button
unless there is an alarm. There is no determined user authority to display the
Event Log Search screen, however, the event video will not be played unless a
user with Search authority logs into the system.
Pressing the
button will extract the event video and display the first image of the
event. Pressing the Play/Pause button will start playing the “event” video segment.
Pressing Search returns to live monitoring.
NOTE
It is possible that no recorded image displays on the current screen. Press the Display button and
change the screen mode to 4x4. You will be able to easily see the camera have recorded video during
target time.
You can also narrow your event search by selecting the Option… button and
setting up the new search condition.
Fig. 119 Event Log Search Option screen
You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or you can set the
start and stop times and dates.
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Highlight the box beside From and press the
and Off.
1.
button to toggle between On
Î
When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time.
Î
When set to On, the search will be from the first recorded image.
Highlight the box beside To and press the
and Off.
2.
button to toggle between On
Î
When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time.
Î
When set to On, the search will be from the last recorded image.
button.
Highlight the box beside Check Time Overlap and press the
3.
Î
It toggles between On and Off.
You will only be able to turn the Check Time Overlap on or off if a userdefined date and time is set to From and To. If the DVR’s date and time have
been reset, it is possible for the DVR to have more than one overlapping start
and stop time. When set to On, you will be asked to select one of the
overlapping start and stop time. When set to Off, the DVR will display search
results from all start times to all stop times.
Highlight the box beside Alarm-In and press the
4.
Î
You can select the alarm inputs that you want to include in your search.
Highlight the box beside Motion and press the
5.
Î
button.
button.
You can select the cameras for which you want any reports of motion
detection.
Highlight the box beside Video Loss and press the
6.
Î
You can select the cameras for which you want any reports of lost video.
Highlight the box beside Text-In and press the
7.
Î
button.
button.
You can select the text-in devices which you want any report of text input.
Highlight the box beside Record Channels and press the
8.
button.
Î
You can select the cameras that you want to search for any reports of event
recorded data. The DVR will display the events (not the camera channels) that
occurred and that also are recorded on the camera channel that you selected.
If you do not select a camera channel in this field, the DVR will search events
that are not associated with cameras.
Î
You can also toggle On and Off self-diagnostic events as part of your search.
The choices are:
– Panic Record
– Check Recording
– Check Alarm-In
– Disk Almost Full
– Disk Bad
– Disk Temperature
– Disk S.M.A.R.T.
Î
Once you set your desired search conditions, highlight Search and press the
button to display the search results in the Event Log Search screen.
Î
Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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9.10.5
Text-In Search
Fig. 120 Text-In Search screen
The DVR maintains a log of each time there is Text Input. The Text-In Search
screen displays this list. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event for which you
would like to see video.
Pressing the
button will extract the video associated with the Text Input and
display the first image of the event. Pressing the Play/Pause button will start
playing the “event” video segment. Pressing Search returns to live monitoring.
NOTE
It is possible that no recorded image displays on the current screen. Press the Display button and
change the screen mode to 4x4. You will be able to easily see the camera have recorded video during
target time.
NOTE
Text Input information will be overlaid on the image while the recorded video is played at regular
speed.
You can also narrow your event search by selecting the Option… button and
setting up the new search condition.
Fig. 121 Text-In Search Option screen
You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or you can set the
start and stop times and dates.
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Highlight the box beside From and press the
and Off.
1.
button to toggle between On
Î
When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time.
Î
When set to On, the search will be from the first recorded image.
Highlight the box beside To and press the
and Off.
2.
button to toggle between On
Î
When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time.
Î
When set to On, the search will be from the last recorded image.
button.
3.
Highlight the channels and press the
4.
Select the text-in devices that you want to search for text input.
5.
Highlight the Text Input Device box and press the
6.
Select your Text Input Device from the list.
Î
Highlighting the + and pressing the
search parameter.
button.
button allows you to add a new set of
Set up the desired search parameter.
Refer to the Appendix, Section 12.2: Text-In Search examples for further
information on setting up search parameters.
7.
Î
The column can be used to delete a set of search parameter or entire sets
of search parameters.
Highlight Case Sensitive and press the
8.
Î
Î
This will toggle between On and Off.
When this feature is On, the search will find only those text strings in which
the case matches.
Highlight Load and press the
9.
button.
button to load saved search option settings.
10. Select the desired search option settings.
11. Highlight Save and press the
settings.
Î
button to save the current search option
A virtual keyboard appears that you can use to enter the search option name.
Î Once you set your desired search conditions, highlight Search and press the
button to display the search results in the Text-In Search screen.
Î Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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9.10.6
Motion Search
Fig. 122 Motion Search screen
The Motion Search… can be selected from the Search menu while the DVR
displays the camera full screen. The Motion Search screen displays a list of
motion events. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event for which you would
like to see and press the
button to display the video associated with selected
event on the small search screen.
Highlighting Close and pressing the
button extract the video associated with the
Motion event and display the first image of the event. Pressing the Play/Pause
button will start playing the “event” video segment. Pressing Search returns to live
monitoring.
You can also narrow your event search by selecting the Option… button and
setting up the new search condition.
Fig. 123 Motion Search Option screen
You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or you can set the
start and stop times and dates.
Highlight the box beside From and press the
and Off.
1.
button to toggle between On
Î
When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time.
Î
When set to On, the search will be from the first recorded image.
Highlight the box beside To and press the
and Off.
2.
button to toggle between On
Î
When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time.
Î
When set to On, the search will be from the last recorded image.
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Highlight the box beside Type and press the
3.
Î
You can select between Motion Search and Museum Search. Motion Search
detects motion in the defined area. Museum Search detects if a defined object
has moved.
Highlight the box beside Zone and press the
4.
Î
Î
button.
button.
An image from the video appears with a grid overlaid.
You can turn sensor blocks On and Off to define the area of the picture in
which you want to search for motion.
NOTE
Defining the area of the image in which you want to search for motion is nearly identical to setting up
the DVR for Motion Detection. Please refer to the Motion Detection screen in Section 8:
Configuration for more detailed instructions on setting up the detection blocks.
NOTE
When setting the Museum Search Zone, the zone should be placed inside of the border line of the
target object. If the selected block is placed on the boarder line, the sensitivity of the Museum Search
may decrease.
Î
The zone should be placed or focused on the centre or, at least, within the
outline of targeted object.
Highlight the box beside Sensitivity and press the
5.
Î
You will be able to select from 1 (low sensitivity) to 5 (high sensitivity).
Highlight the box beside Min. Blocks and press the
6.
button.
button.
Î
You will be able to set the number of sensor blocks that must be activated.
Î
Setting the Min. Blocks will only be available if Motion Search is selected.
Î Once you set your desired search conditions, highlight Search and press the
button to display the search results in the Motion Search screen.
Î Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
When you search for motion events of another camera, you will be asked whether
or not you want to delete the previous search results from the list.
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9.10.7
Clip-Copy screen
The Clip-Copy screen can be used to copy video clips to an internal DVD-RW
drive, or external USB hard disk, CD-RW or flash drive. The copied video clips can
be viewed on computers running Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, or Vista. Refer
to the Appendix, Section 12.1: Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows 2000
for information on preparing the external drive for clip copy. The clip copy can be
simply done by pressing the Menu button or the Freeze button.
Press and hold the Menu button for more than two seconds while in the Search
mode, and the Clip-Copy screen appears to allow clip copy setup.
Pressing the Freeze button during the playback will set the starting point of the
video to be clip copied, and the icon displays at the bottom-left corner of the
screen. Pressing the Freeze button again will set the ending point of the video to
be clip copied by displaying the Clip-Copy screen.
Pressing and holding the Freeze button for more than two seconds while in the
Search mode or Live Monitoring mode initiates the One-Touch Clip Copy function.
The last recorded image will be the ending point of video to be clip copied, and the
system will automatically begin to calculate the possible video data size that the
selected storage media can handle.
Fig. 124 Clip-Copy screen
The Data Source box displays the source from which you make a video clip copy.
The data source can be selected from Record or Archive in the Search menu.
You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or you can set the
start and stop times and dates.
Highlight the box beside From and press the
and Off.
1.
button to toggle between On
Î
When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time.
Î
When set to On, the search will be from the first recorded image.
Highlight the box beside To and press the
and Off.
2.
button to toggle between On
Î
When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time.
Î
When set to On, the search will be from the last recorded image.
Highlight the box beside Password and press the
3.
Î
button.
A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the password for reviewing
the video clips.
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Highlight the box beside Channels and press the
4.
Î
You can select the cameras that you would like to include in your video clip.
Highlight the box beside Dest. and press the
5.
Î
button.
button.
You can select the storage device on which you would like to record the video
clip. You can choose from Internal DVD-RW, USB Storage and USB CD-RW.
IMPORTANT
The USB device for clip copy must be FAT 16 or FAT32 format.
NOTE
While copying video clips on the CD-RW or DVD RW, the recording speed might decrease.
NOTE
While copying video clips on the CD-RW or DVD RW, the DVR will stop archiving video data until clip
copy is finished.
NOTE
When the error message “Firmware update of the optical drive is required” displays, update the
firmware of the installed DVD RW drive. Please follow the instructions described in the chapter
Configuration, System Information.
The DVR automatically assigns a file name to the video clip. However, you
can give the video clip file a different name.
Highlight the box beside File Name and press the
6.
Î
button.
A virtual keyboard appears.
Enter a file name for the video you are backing up and select Close.
7.
Î
The DVR will automatically add the camera number (for example “01”) and
“.exe” to the file name.
NOTE
When naming a file, you cannot use the following characters: \, /, :, *, ?, “, <, >, |.
Highlight Include Text-In Data and press the
8.
Î
This will toggle between On and Off. When this feature is On, you can include
text-in data when copying video if the video was recorded with text-in data.
Highlight Verify After Burning and press the
9.
Î
button.
button.
This will toggle between On and Off. When this feature is On, you can verify
that the data is written on the CD-RW or DVD RW properly.
10. Once you have given the video clip a file name, highlight the Start button and
press the
button.
Î
The confirmation screen displaying data size will appear. When the storage
device does not have enough space, the DVR will ask if you want to copy as
much of the video clip as possible in the available space.
11. Highlight the Continue button and press the
button to continue clip copy.
Î Once the clip copy starts, you can cancel it by selecting Cancel or hide the
screen by selecting Close.
Î When selecting Close, Clip Copy continues and a confirmation screen will
display when complete.
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NOTE
Only 4.7 GB DVD media is available. To clip copy video on the DVD media using remaining space, the
size of previously recorded data on the DVD media should be less than 4 GB.
NOTE
Select the Full Erase option when erasing recorded data on DVD media, otherwise the media will not
operate properly when rewritten.
NOTE
The file size for clip copy is limited to 30GB. When copying video clips larger than 2GB, the video clips
will be save in units of 2GB. For example, 3 individual 2GB files will be created when saving a 6GB
video clip. However, the file size for the One-Touch Clip Copy is limited to 2GB.
You can use other functions on the DVR while video is being backed up. To do
this, highlight the Close button and press the
button. You can return to the ClipCopy screen at any time to check the progress.
You do not need to install any special software on your personal computer to
review the video clips. Refer to the RAS manual for instructions on how to review
video clips you have copied.
NOTE
During Clip Copy, you cannot shut the system down, clear data on the storage device, or format the
storage device.
NOTE
Do not disconnect the USB cable or the power from the external drive while copying video clips. If the
external drive is shut down or the USB cable is disconnected while copying video clips, THE DVR
SYSTEM MAY NOT WORK NORMALLY OR THE EXTERNAL DRIVE COULD BE DAMAGED, and
you will get an error message the next time you try to copy video clips. You will need to power down
the DVR and restart it to get rid of the error message. Once the file system of the USB hard disk drive
has been corrupted, this error message cannot be dismissed. Even after restarting the DVR it may
automatically restart while preparing to clip copy. You must recover the file system using the recovery
program, or you must reformat the hard disk drive.
9.10.8
Print screen
You can print images from the screen. Connect a PostScript™ printer to one of the
USB ports. A message appears asking you if you want to print the current image.
Fig. 125 Print screen
NOTE
If your printer only supports an LPT connection (parallel), use an LPT to USB converter cable. The
printer cable is not provided.
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9.10.9
Disk mirroring
The DVR supports disk mirroring to prevent unexpected loss of recorded video
data that might be caused by disk damage or corruption. You can set up disk
mirroring by highlighting Storage in the System menu and pressing the
button.
Fig. 126 Storage Information screen
In the Information screen, you can enable mirroring between two disks by
designating the source disk and the destination disk from a list of internal hard disk
drives.
Highlighting the boxes under Source and Dest. and pressing the
button allows
you to select the source disk and the destination disk for the selected Mirror.
NOTE
The source disk can be designated only from devices formatted for recording.
NOTE
A device formatted for archiving cannot be used for disk mirroring.
NOTE
The manufacturer, model and capacity of the source disk and the destination disk should be same for
the proper mirroring between two disks.
NOTE
While disks are mirroring, the DVR will stop archiving video data.
IMPORTANT
Any existing data on the Destination Disk will be erased once it is designated as
a mirror destination disk.
Highlighting Start and pressing the
button displays a confirmation screen asking
you to confirm whether or not you want to start mirroring the selected disk. Once
you start mirroring, the two disks will be resynchronized. Any data on the
destination disk will be erased, and the data on the source disk will be copied to
the destination disk. If the source disk is formatted and has no data, the disks will
not be resynchronized. Resynchronization takes about 40 minutes per each 10GB
of capacity. After resynchronization is complete, disk mirroring (writing data on the
two disks at the same time) will start.
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NOTE
Resynchronization will pause while searching video.
Once disk mirroring starts, you can cancel it by highlighting Stop and pressing the
button. Selecting Stop displays a confirmation screen asking you to confirm
whether or not you want to stop mirroring for the selected disk.
NOTE
Once disk mirroring stopped, the destination disk will be set to Not Used. If resynchronization has
been finished, the destination disk cannot be used for recording or archiving, but it can be used for
searching. If you want to use the disk for recording or archiving, you must reformat it.
IMPORTANT
Disk mirroring will NOT automatically restart from an interrupted state. Once
mirroring is stopped, you must restart it by following the mirroring setup
procedures.
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10
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible solution
No power
z Check power cord connections.
z Confirm that there is power at the outlet.
No live video
z Check camera video cable and connections.
z Check monitor video cable and connections.
z Confirm that the camera has power.
z Check camera lens settings.
11
Live video very bright
If a cable is attached to the “Loop” connector, make certain it is
connected to a properly terminated device.
DVR has stopped recording
If hard disk drive is full, you will either need to delete video or set
the DVR to the Overwrite Mode.
displays, however,
The icon
the DVR is not recording
When the DVR is in the Pre-Event recording mode, the yellow
and
display when there is no event, and the DVR is not
and
display when any event occurs and
recording. The red
the DVR starts recording.
Disposal
All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of separately from the
municipal waste stream via designated collection facilities appointed by the
government or the local authorities.
This crossed-out wheeled bin symbol on the product means the product is covered by
the European Directive 2002/96/EC.
The correct disposal and separate collection of your old appliance will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and human health. It is a
precondition for reuse and recycling of used electrical and electronic equipment. For
more detailed information about disposal of your old appliance, please contact your
city office, waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
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Appendix
12.1
Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows 2000
NOTE
Preparing a USB hard disk drive under Windows XP and Windows Vista is almost identical to
Windows 2000.
1.
Connect the USB hard disk drive to your computer using the USB cable.
2.
Turn on your computer.
Î
Î
The USB device icon should display on the Taskbar.
If the USB hard disk drive is partitioned or has data, it will show up in My
Computer as a hard disk drive icon.
3.
Check the file system by right clicking on the icon and checking under
Properties > General > File System.
4.
If the file system is not FAT32 format, format the USB hard disk drive using
the FAT32 format.
5.
If the USB hard disk drive is not partitioned, go to Administrative Tools in
Control Panel and launch Computer Management.
6.
Open Disk Management in Storage and right click an unallocated region of
the USB hard disk drive.
7.
Then, click Create Partition.
8.
In the Create Partition wizard, click Next then Primary Partition, and follow
the instructions on the screen.
9.
Make sure that the FAT32 is selected for the file system.
NOTE
The partition size should be less than 32 GB because of Microsoft limitations.
Î
After formatting is complete, the USB hard disk drive will be added to My
Computer.
10. Connect the USB hard disk drive to the DVR.
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12.2
Text-In Search examples
12.2.1
Search example I
1
2
3
4
5
6
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
Item
Unit price
Qty
amount
==================================================
Coke
| $
2.20 |
1(s) | $
2.20
Fanta
| $
2.20 |
1(s) | $
2.20
Hotdog
| $
3.50 |
3(s) | $
10.50
Pepsi
| $
1.95 |
1(s) | $
1.95
==================================================
total : $
16.85
Thank you~~
In the above text-in data, you can find that the comparison value is located at 17th
(Unit price, $ mark will be ignored automatically), 28th (Qty) and 40th (amount)
characters (including spaces) from the left. In this case, you can enter “17”, “28”
and “40” in each Column box.
For example, if you want to search for Coke with a Qty (Quantity) of more than 1
and Hotdog with an amount totalling over $8, the following search condition can be
set.
Fig. 127 Text-In Search example (1) screen
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12.2.2
Search example II
1
2
3
4
5
6
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
Item
Unit price
Qty
amount
==================================================
Coke
| $
2.20 |
1(s)
$
2.20
Fanta
| $
2.20 |
1(s)
$
2.20
Hotdog
| $
3.50 |
3(s)
$
10.50
Pepsi
| $
1.95 |
1(s)
$
1.95
==================================================
total : $
16.85
Thank you~~
In the above text-in data, you can find that the comparison value is located at 17th
(Unit price, $ mark will be ignored automatically), 28th (Qty) and 40th (amount)
characters (including spaces) from the left, but the value of amount category is
located on a different line from Item. In this case, you can enter “17”, “28” and “40”
in each Column box and enter “1” in the Line box for the next line.
For example, if you want to search for Coke with a Qty (Quantity) of more than 1
and Hotdog with an amount totalling over $8, the following search condition can be
set.
Fig. 128 Text-In Search example (2) screen
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12.3
Web Client
Web Client allows you to access a remote DVR, monitor live video images and
search recorded video using Internet Explorer web browser anytime from virtually
anywhere.
Computer system requirements for using Web Client are:
®
®
®
®
z Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP or
®
®
Microsoft Windows Vista
z CPU: Intel Pentium III (Celeron) 600 MHz or faster
z RAM: 128 MB or higher
z VGA: 8 MB or higher (1024x768, 24 bpp or higher)
z Internet Explorer: Version 6.0 or later
Start Internet Explorer on your local PC and enter “http://IP address:port number”
(The DVR IP address and the Web Client port number (default: 12088) set in the
Network setup screen (Web Client tab)) in the address field.
NOTE
You will need to get the appropriate IP address for the DVR you want to connect to and the Web
Client port number from your network administrator.
NOTE
Web Client only works with Microsoft Internet Explorer and will NOT work with Netscape or other
browsers.
Select between the WEBVIEW (Web monitoring) and WEBPLAY (Web search)
modes and enter the appropriate port number of the program. Entering your ID and
PASSWORD and clicking the [LOGIN] button logs in using the selected mode.
Selecting Save ID saves the ID you entered.
NOTE
The port numbers for WEBVIEW, WEBPLAY and AUDIO should be the same with port numbers for
Remote Watch, Remote Search and Remote Audio that were set during Network setup.
NOTE
When running the updated Web Client for the first time, Internet Explorer might occasionally load the
information of the previous version. In this case, delete the temporary Internet files by selecting Tools
Æ Internet Options Æ General tab, and then run Web Client again.
NOTE
There might be a problem with the bottom of the Web Client page being cropped caused by the
address or status bars in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0. In this situation, it is recommended that
websites open windows without address or status bars by changing Internet setting. (Go to the Tools
Æ Internet Options Æ Security tab Æ Click the Custom level… button Æ Select Enable for the Allow
websites to open windows without address or status bars option.)
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NOTE
When running Web Client in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, it is recommended that
you start Internet Explorer with elevated administrator permissions. Click the right mouse button on the
Internet Explorer icon and select the Run as administrator option from the context menu. Otherwise,
some functions of Web Client might be limited.
NOTE
There might be a problem with screen display or screen update caused by low image transmission
speed when using the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. In this situation, it is recommended
you disable the Auto Tuning capability of your computer.
Run the Command Prompt with elevated administrator permissions (Go to the Start Menu Æ
Accessories Æ Command Prompt Æ Click the right mouse button and select the Run as administrator
option). Then enter “netsh int tcp set global autotuning level=disable” and press the enter key. Restart
your computer to apply the changes.
If you want to enable the Auto Tuning capability again, enter “netsh int tcp set global autotuning
level=normal” after running the Command Prompt with elevated administrator permissions. Restart
your computer to apply the changes.
12.3.1
Web View mode
WebView is a remote web monitoring program that allows you to monitor live video
transmitted in real-time from the remote DVR.
Click the
button to log out of the Web Client program.
Click the
button to access to the web search mode.
Position the mouse pointer on the WebView logo to see the version of the Web
Client program.
The DVR information window displays the login information of Web Client.
Click the screen format to select the desired display mode. When changing the
screen format, the selected camera on the current screen will be located in the
first cell of the new layout.
Click the camera button (1 to 16) to select the camera to be viewed.
Click the button to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and hue of
monitored image.
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Click the
button to control pan, tilt and zoom of the camera from a remote site.
Click the
button to control alarm out devices at the remote site.
Click the button to set up the image drawing mode and OSD display. You can
adjust the display speed by changing the image drawing mode, and select OSD
information to be displayed on the screen.
Click the
button to save the current image as a bitmap or JPEG file format.
The event status window at the bottom displays a list of events that were
detected from the remote site.
Selecting a camera on the screen and clicking the right mouse button displays
the text menu screen.
y
y
y
Enable Audio: Enables audio communication
with the remote site. When the audio control
panel displays, click to send audio to the
connected remote site and click the button
again to stop sending audio. Click the button
to monitor live audio from the connected
remote site through the attached speaker and
click the button again to stop monitoring live
audio. Clicking both the button and the
button allows two-way communication. Clicking
the button disables audio communication.
Aspect Ratio: Changes the image aspect ratio.
Anti-Aliasing Screen: Enhances image display
quality by eliminating stair stepping (aliasing)
effects in the enlarged image.
NOTE
icon will display on each camera screen when audio communication is available between the
The
Web Client system and a DVR.
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12.3.2
Web Play mode
WebPlay is a remote web search program that allows you to search recorded video
on the remote DVR.
NOTE
The remote site connection in the Web search mode will automatically be disconnected if there is no
activity for 30 minutes.
Click the
button to log out the Web Client program.
Click the
button to access to the web monitoring mode.
Position the mouse pointer on the WebPlay logo to see the version of the Web
Client program.
The DVR information window displays the time information of recorded data on
the remote DVR and login information of Web Client.
Click the
button to blur, sharpen, equalize and interpolate playback images.
Click the
button to zoom out or zoom in the recorded image. Click the
button to adjust the brightness of the recorded images.
NOTE
Image processing works only in the pause mode.
The playback function buttons include fast backward, pause, play, fast forward,
go to the first image, go to the previous image, go to the next image, and got to
the last image.
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Click the screen format to select the desired display mode.
Click the
button to enter the time-lapse search mode which allows you to
search for recorded data by time and then play back images found within the
time parameters. The Timetable window located at the bottom displays the time
information for the image of the date selected on the calendar. If more than one
video stream in the same time range, you can select the video stream you want
to search. Clicking a specific time displays the image recorded at that time on
the screen. Selecting the button allows you to display an image from a
specific time.
Click the button to enter the event search mode which allows you to search
for event log entries using specific conditions and play back the images
associated with those event entries.
Click button to set up the image drawing mode and OSD display. You can
change the display speed by adjusting the image drawing mode, and select
OSD information to display on the screen.
Click the
button to save any video clip of recorded data as an executable file,
Click the
button to save the current image in a bitmap or JPEG file format.
Click the
button to print the current image on a printer connected to your
computer.
Click the
button to reload the recording data.
The timetable displays recorded data of the selected camera by time (in hour
segments). If the DVR’s time and date have been reset to a time that is earlier
than some recorded video and more than one video segment exists in the same
time range, select the video segment you want to search from the SEGMENT
menu at the top-right corner on the timetable.
Selecting a camera on the screen and clicking the right mouse button displays
the text menu screen.
y
y
y
Aspect Ratio: Changes the image aspect ratio.
Deinterlacing: Using a deinterlace filter for
interlaced video enhances image display quality
by eliminating horizontal scan lines and noise in
areas with motion.
Anti-Aliasing Screen: Enhances image display
quality by eliminating stair stepping (aliasing)
effects in the enlarged image.
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12.4
Time overlap
If the DVR’s time and date have been reset to a time that is earlier than the existing
recorded video, it is possible for the DVR to have more than one video stream in
the same time range. In this case, you can search overlapping video streams
individually by selecting a specific segment. For example, when the DVR has
recorded video from one to five o’clock and the user changes the time backward
from five to three o’clock and then continues recording until six o’clock, there will
be two video streams and segments from three to five o’clock.
You can search overlapping video streams by selecting a specific time or time
range. If you want to search recorded video at four o’clock during the overlapping
time range using a search menu such as Go to the Date/Time, select the segment
you want to search.
If you want to search recorded video from four to five o’clock during the
overlapping time range using a search menu such as Event Log Search, Text-In
Search or Motion Search, it is possible for the DVR to have two overlapping start
and stop times. You will be asked to select one of the overlapping start and stop
times from the search time ranges as follows:
– From four o’clock of the first segment to five o’clock of the first segment
– From four o’clock of the first segment to five o’clock of the second segment
– From four o’clock of the second segment to five o’clock of the second segment
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12.5
Recording tables
12.5.1
Recording times with 500 GB HDD (days) for PAL images
Recording quality (standard resolution)
Very high (12 KB)
High (8 KB)
Standard (4 KB)
Low (2 KB)
200 ips
2.4
3.6
7.2
14.5
100 ips
4.8
7.2
14.5
28.9
50 ips
9.6
14.5
28.9
57.9
25 ips
19.3
28.9
57.9
115.7
20 ips
24.1
36.2
72.3
144.7
15 ips
32.2
48.2
96.5
192.9
10 ips
48.2
72.3
144.7
289.4
5 ips
96.5
144.7
289.4
578.7
1 ips
482.3
723.4
1,446.8
2,893.5
Recording speed
Recording quality (high resolution)
Very high (24 KB)
High (16 KB)
Standard (8 KB)
Low (4 KB)
100 ips
2.4
3.6
7.2
14.5
50 ips
4.8
7.2
14.5
28.9
25 ips
9.6
14.5
28.9
57.9
20 ips
12.1
18.1
36.2
72.3
15 ips
16.1
24.1
48.2
96.5
10 ips
24.1
36.2
72.3
144.7
5 ips
48.2
72.3
144.7
289.4
1 ips
241.1
361.7
723.4
1,446.8
Recording speed
Recording quality (very high resolution)
Very high (48 KB)
High (32 KB)
Standard (16 KB)
Low (8 KB)
50 ips
2.4
3.6
7.2
14.5
25 ips
4.8
7.2
14.5
28.9
20 ips
6.0
9.0
18.1
36.2
15 ips
8.0
12.1
24.1
48.2
10 ips
12.1
18.1
36.2
72.3
5 ips
24.1
36.2
72.3
144.7
1 ips
120.6
180.8
361.7
723.4
Recording speed
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12.5.2
Recording times with 500 GB HDD (days) for NTSC images
Recording quality (standard resolution)
Very high (12 KB)
High (8 KB)
Standard (4 KB)
Low (2 KB)
240 ips
2.0
3.0
6.0
12.1
120 ips
4.0
6.0
12.1
24.1
60 ips
8.0
12.1
24.1
48.2
30 ips
16.1
24.1
48.2
96.5
20 ips
24.1
36.2
72.3
144.7
15 ips
32.2
48.2
96.5
192.9
10 ips
48.2
72.3
144.7
289.4
5 ips
96.5
144.7
289.4
578.7
1 ips
482.3
723.4
1,446.8
2,893.5
Recording speed
Recording quality (high resolution)
Very high (24 KB)
High (16 KB)
Standard (8 KB)
Low (4 KB)
120 ips
2.0
3.0
6.0
12.1
60 ips
4.0
6.0
12.1
24.1
30 ips
8.0
12.1
24.1
48.2
20 ips
12.1
18.1
36.2
72.3
15 ips
16.1
24.1
48.2
96.5
10 ips
24.1
36.2
72.3
144.7
Recording speed
5 ips
48.2
72.3
144.7
289.4
1 ips
241.1
361.7
723.4
1,446.8
Recording quality (very high resolution)
Very high (48 KB)
High (32 KB)
Standard (16 KB)
Low (8 KB)
60 ips
2.0
3.0
6.0
12.1
30 ips
4.0
6.0
12.1
24.1
20 ips
6.0
9.0
18.1
36.2
15 ips
8.0
12.1
24.1
48.2
10 ips
12.1
18.1
36.2
72.3
5 ips
24.1
36.2
72.3
144.7
1 ips
120.6
180.8
361.7
723.4
Recording speed
NOTE
The ips (images per second) of the above table is not the configured recording speed per camera, but
the total number of recorded images per second. The values of the table represent the average case,
therefore it is not guaranteed, and it might be decreased while recording audio. Minimum 500 MB of
hard disk drive space a day for one channel is required for audio recording.
The SISTORE AX has a maximum recording speed of 200 images for PAL (240 images for NTSC) per
second (ips) with standard resolution and 100 images for PAL (120 images for NTSC) per second (ips)
with high resolution that will be applied globally depending on the number of cameras recorded.
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12.6
Connector pin outs
I/O connector pin outs
AI (1 to 16)
Alarm Inputs 1 to 16
GND
Chassis Ground (6 connectors)
NC
Relay Alarm Output (Normally Closed)
COM
Relay Common
NO
Relay Alarm Output (Normally Open)
AO (2 to 16)
Alarm Outputs 2 to 16
ARI
Alarm Reset In
RS485 connector pin outs
Master unit
Slave unit
+ J
To
J TX+
− J
To
J TX-
RS232 connector pin outs
Pin 1
DCD (Data Carrier Detect)
Pin 2
RXD (Receive Data)
Pin 3
TXD (Transmit Data)
Pin 4
DTR (Data Terminal Ready)
Pin 5
GND (System Ground)
Pin 6
DSR (Data Set Ready)
Pin 7
RTS (Request To Send)
Pin 8
Pin 9
CTS (Clear To Send)
RI (Ring Indicator)
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12.7
Connection diagrams
12.7.1
Connecting the remote keyboard CKA4820 and dome cameras CCDA1415 and
CCDA1425/1435
SISTORE AX
ID #1
RS232
CKA4820
RS485
CCDA1415/1425
ID #1
ID #n
Settings on the SISTORE AX
In the “Camera” menu:
– PTZ Device: Siemens CCDA
– ID: #1 … #n
In the menu “RS232/RS485”
RS232
RS485
19,200
19,200 (CCDA1415)
1200…9600
(CCDA1425/1435)
Parity
None
None
Data Bit
8
8
Stop Bit
1
1
Usage
Remote control
PTZ control
Baud Rate
Pin out RS232 connection
SISTORE AX: RS 232
CKA4820: RS232 Com 1A
Pin 1
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 3
Pin 2
Pin 5
Pin 5
Pin 9
Pin 9
Pin out RS485 connection
SISTORE AX: RS 485
CCDA14xx
Tx +
Data +
Tx -
Data -
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12.7.2
Connecting alarm input/output
Recommended Alarm-In connection
Mechanical alarm input device can be used as above, and 5 V TTL logic can also
be used.
NOTE
The threshold voltage of alarm input is below 5 V.
Recommended RELAY Alarm-Out connection
Mechanical alarm output device can be used as above. NC/NO is a relay output
which sinks 2 A @ 125 V AC, 1 A @ 250 V AC, 1 A @ 30 V DC (NC) and
5 A @ 125 V AC, 2 A @ 250 V AC, 3 A @ 30 V DC(NO).
Recommended TTL Open Collector Alarm-Out connection
Relay
Alarm
Out
GND
-
Power
+
The following are examples of the available TTL open collector alarm out:
12 VDC application
5 VDC application
NAiS:Tq2-12V, DS1E-M-12V, JQ1-12V-F
NAiS:TQ2-5V, DS1E-M-5V
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NOTE
The permitted current of alarm output sync is up to 30 mA, and a flywheel diode is required.
12.8
Map of screens
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12.9
System log notices
Boot Up
Shutdown
Restart
Upgrade
Upgrade Fail
Power Failure
System Time Change
Time Zone Changed
Time Sync
Time Sync Fail
Disk Bad
Login
Logout
Setup Begin
Setup End
Remote Setup Change
Remote Setup Fail
Setup Imported
Setup Import Failure
Setup Exported
Setup Export Failure
Setup Export Cancel
Schedule On
Schedule Off
Panic Record On
Panic Record Off
Clear All Data
Clear Disk
Format Disk
Disk Full
Auto Deletion
Search Begin
Search End
Clip-Copy Begin
Clip-Copy End
Clip-Copy is Canceled
Clip-Copy Failed
Clip-Copy User:
Clip-Copy From:
Clip-Copy To:
Clip-Copy Duration of Video:
Clip-Copy Camera:
Callback Fail
Print Begin
Print End
Print Canceled
Archive On
Archive Off
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12.10 Error code notices
System Upgrade Related
Number
0
1
2
3
4
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
300
301
302
303
304
400
401
402
403
404
405
500
Description
Unknown error.
File version error.
Operating system version error.
Software version error.
Kernel version error.
Upgrade device mounting failed.
Package is not found.
Extracting package failed.
LILO failed.
Rebooting failed.
Invalid package.
ODD firmware upgrade failed.
Remote connection failed.
Remote network error.
Remote upgrade is not authorized.
Saving remote package failed.
Remote upgrade is cancelled by the user.
USB device mounting failed.
Reading upgrade package on the USB device failed.
Copying upgrade package on the USB device failed.
USB device is not connected.
USB device is being used.
Unsupported file system.
System is busy clip copying.
Clip Copy Related
Number
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Description
Unknown error.
Device error.
Mounting failed.
No media.
Invalid media.
File already exists.
Not enough space.
Creating temporary file failed.
Opening disk failed.
Formatting disk failed.
Database has been changed.
Appending failed.
Bad sector.
No executable file.
Opening executable file failed.
Writing executable file failed.
Creating image failed.
Burning failed.
Burning is out of time.
Connecting device failed.
Device is busy.
Unsupported file system.
Verify failed.
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Document no.
A6V10217511
Edition
01.12.2008
© 2008 Copyright by
Siemens Building Technologies
Data and design subject to change without notice.
Supply subject to availability.