Vivotek VS3100P Specifications

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Table of Contents
Overview������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������3
Read Before Use�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������3
Package Contents�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������3
Physical Description��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4
Network Deployment�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
Software Installation������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
Ready to Use����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
Accessing the Video Server�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12
Using Web Browsers�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12
Using RTSP Players������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14
Using 3GPP-compatible Mobile Devices�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������15
Using VIVOTEK Recording Software����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������16
Main Page��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������17
Client Settings��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������21
Configuration����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������23
System��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������24
Security�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������26
HTTPS���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������27
SNMP����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������32
Network�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������33
DDNS����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������48
Access List��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������50
Audio and Video������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������53
Motion Detection�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������59
Camera Tampering Detection ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������61
Camera Control�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������62
Homepage Layout���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������67
Application���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������70
Recording����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������83
Local Storage����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������86
System Log�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������90
View Parameters�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������91
Maintenance������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������92
Appendix ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������96
URL Commands for the Network Camera/Video Server�����������������������������������������������������������������������96
Technical Specifications����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������134
Technology License Notice������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������135
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������136
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Overview
VIVOTEK VS8102 is a 1-CH video server supporting the high-performance H.264 compression format
that drastically reduces file sizes and conserves valuable bandwidth and storage space. With MPEG-4
and MJPEG compatibility, video streams also can be transmitted in either of these formats for versatile
applications. The streams can also be individually configured with separate frame rates, resolution, and
image quality so as to meet different needs or bandwidth constraints. Users can receive multiple streams
simultaneously in different settings for viewing on different platforms such as PCs or mobile phones.
The integrated 802.3af compliant PoE function reduces cabling problems, making the VS8102 a costeffective surveillance solution. The built-in SD/SDHC card slot offers a convenient and portable storage
option to prevent data loss in case of network disconnection. Since all data can be stored on a SD/SDHC
card, the on-board storage design significantly reduces bandwidth consumption.
The VS8102 comes with VIVOTEK’s ST7501 32-CH central management software for high scalability
and easy-to-use operation. With the VS8102, you can upgrade to a full-featured, high-end IP surveillance
solution using existing infrastructure.
Read Before Use
The use of surveillance devices may be prohibited by law in your country. The video server is not only
a high-performance web-ready camera but can also be part of a flexible surveillance system. It is the
user’s responsibility to ensure that the operation of such devices is legal before installing this unit for its
intended use.
It is important to first verify that all contents received are complete according to the Package Contents
listed below. Take note of the warnings in the Quick Installation Guide before the video server is installed;
then carefully read and follow the instructions in the Installation chapter to avoid damage due to faulty
assembly and installation. This also ensures the product is used properly as intended.
The video server is a network device and its use should be straightforward for those who have basic
networking knowledge. It is designed for various applications including video sharing, general security/
surveillance, etc. The Configuration chapter suggests ways to best utilize the video server and ensure
proper operations. For creative and professional developers, the URL Commands of the video server
section serves as a helpful reference to customizing existing homepages or integrating with the current
web server.
Package Contents
■ VS8102
■ Power Adapter
■ Software CD
■ Warranty Card
■ Quick Installation Guide
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Physical Description
Front Panel
SD/SDHC Card Slot
BNC Video Input
SD Card
RCA Audio Input
Reset
Video
Recessed Reset Button
Audio
Out
Audio
In
RCA Audio Output
Back Panel
Ethernet
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ethernet 10/100
RJ45 Socket
Power Cord Socket
Status LEDs
General I/O Terminal Block
General I/O Terminal Block
This video server provides a general I/O terminal block which is used to connect external input /
output devices. The pin definitions are described below.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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Name
Power +12V
Digital output
Digital input
Ground
AC 24V input
AC 24V input
RS-485 +
RS-485 -
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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DI/DO Diagram
Please refer to the following illustration for the connection method.
12V
PIN 1
Power+12V
PIN 2
Digital output
+12V
PIN 3
Digital input
PIN 4
Ground
Status LED
The LED indicates the status of the video server.
Item
1
2
3
4
5
LED status
Description
Steady Red
Power on and system booting
Red LED unlighted
Power off
Steady Red + Blink Green every 1 sec.
Network works (heartbeat)
Steady Red + Green LED unlighted
Network fail
Steady Red + Blink Green every 2 sec.
Audio mute (heartbeat)
Blink Red every 0.15 sec. + Blink Green every 1 sec.
Upgrading Firmware
Blink Red every 0.15 sec. + Blink Green every 0.15 sec. Restore default
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Hardware Reset
SD Card
Reset
Video
Audio
Out
Audio
In
Recessed Reset Button
The reset button is used to reset the system or restore the factory default settings. Sometimes
resetting the system can return the video server to normal operation. If the system problems
remain after reset, restore the factory settings and install again.
Reset: Press and release the recessed reset button with a paper clip or thin object. Wait for the
video server to reboot.
Restore: Press and hold the recessed reset button until the status LED rapidly blinks. It takes
about 30 seconds. Note that all settings will be restored to factory default. Upon successful
restore, the status LED will blink green and red during normal operation.
SD/SDHC Card Capacity
This video server is compliant with SD/SDHC 16GB / 8GB and other preceding standard SD
cards.
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Network Deployment
Setting up the Video Server over the Internet
This section explains how to configure the video server to an Internet connection.
1. Make video connection from the camera to the BNC video input.
2. Make audio connection from the Line-Out audio source to the RCA audio input.
3. Make audio connection from RCA audio output to the speaker.
Analog Camera
CAMERA NO�
POWER
MIC
1 2 3
OFF
ON
OUT
VIDEO
IN
OUT
1
3
2
4. If you have external devices such as sensors and alarms, connect them to the general I/O
terminal block.
5. Connect the video server to a switch via Ethernet cable.
6. Connect the power cable from the video server to a power outlet.
1: Power +12V
2: Digital output
3: Digital input
4: Ground
5: AC 24V
6: AC 24V
7: RS485+
8: RS485-
4
5
Ethernet Switch
6
POWER
COLLISION
1
2
3
4
5
LINK
RECEIVE
PARTITION
There are several ways to set up the video server over the Internet. The first way is to set up
the video server behind a router. The second way is to utilize a static IP. The third way is to use
PPPoE.
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Internet connection via a router
Before setting up the video server over the Internet, make sure you have a router and follow the
steps below.
1. Connect your video server behind a router, the Internet environment is illustrated below.
Regarding how to obtain your IP address, please refer to Software Installation on page 10 for
details.
WAN (Wide Area Network )
Internet
Router IP address : from ISP
POWER
COLLISION
1
2
3
4
5
IP address : 192.168.0.3
Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0
Default router : 192.168.0.1
LINK
RECEIVE
PARTITION
LAN (Local Area Network)
Router IP address : 192.168.0.1
Cable or DSL Modem
IP address : 192.168.0.2
Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0
Default router : 192.168.0.1
2. In this case, if the Local Area Network (LAN) IP address of your Video server is
192.168.0.3, please forward the following ports for the Video server on the router.
■ HTTP port
■ RTSP port
■ RTP port for audio
■ RTCP port for audio
■ RTP port for video
■ RTCP port for video
If you have changed the port numbers on the Network page, please open the ports accordingly
on your router. For information on how to forward ports on the router, please refer to your
router’s user’s manual.
3. Find out the public IP address of your router provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Use the public IP and the secondary HTTP port to access the Video server from the
Internet. Please refer to Network Type on page 33 for details.
Internet connection with static IP
Choose this connection type if you are required to use a static IP for the Video server. Please
refer to LAN on page 33 for details.
Internet connection via PPPoE (Point-to-Point over Ethernet)
Choose this connection type if you are connected to the Internet via a DSL Line. Please refer to
PPPoE on page 34 for details.
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Set up the Video Server through Power over Ethernet (PoE)
When using a PoE-enabled switch
The video server is PoE-compliant, allowing transmission of power and data via a single
Ethernet cable. Follow the below illustration to connect the video server to a PoE-enabled switch
via Ethernet cable.
power + data transmission
POWER
COLLISION
1
2
3
4
5
LINK
RECEIVE
PARTITION
PoE Switch
When using a non-PoE switch
If your switch/router does not support PoE, use a PoE power injector (optional) to connect
between the video server and a non-PoE switch.
PoE Power Injector
(optional)
POWER
COLLISION
1
2
3
4
5
LINK
RECEIVE
PARTITION
Non-PoE Switch
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Software Installation
Installation Wizard 2 (IW2), free-bundled software included on the product CD, helps you set up
your video server on the LAN.
1. Install IW2 under the Software Utility directory from the software CD.
Double click the IW2 shortcut on your desktop to launch the program.
2. The program will conduct an analysis of your network environment.
After your network environment is analyzed, please click Next to continue the program.
3. The program will search for all VIVOTEK network devices on the same LAN.
4. After searching, the main installer window will pop up. Click on the MAC and model name
which matches the product label on your device to connect to the video server via Internet
Explorer.
Video Server
Model No: VS8102
MAC:0002D1730202
R o HS
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules� Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
(1)This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation�
Made in Taiwan
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00-02-D1-73-02-02
0002D1730202
192.168.5.151
VS8102
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Ready to Use
1. Access the video server on the LAN.
2. Retrieve live video through a web browser or recording software.
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Accessing the Video Server
This chapter explains how to access the video server through web browsers, RTSP players,
3GPP-compatible mobile devices, and VIVOTEK recording software.
Using Web Browsers
Use Installation Wizard 2 (IW2) to access to the video servers on the LAN.
If your network environment is not a LAN, follow these steps to access the Netwotk Camera:
1. Launch your web browser (ex. Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Netscape).
2. Enter the IP address of the video server in the address field. Press Enter.
3. The live video will be displayed in your web browser.
4. If it is the first time installing the VIVOTEK video server, an information bar will pop up as
shown below. Follow the instructions to install the required plug-in on your computer.
NOTE
► For Mozilla Firefox or Netscape users, your browser will use Quick Time to stream the live
video. If you donn’t have Quick Time on your computer, please download it first, then launch
the web browser.
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► By default, the video server is not password-protected. To prevent unauthorized access, it is
highly recommended to set a password for the video server.
For more information about how to enable password protection, please refer to Security on
page 26.
► If you see a dialog box indicating that your security settings prohibit running ActiveX ®
Controls, please enable the ActiveX ® Controls for your browser.
1. Choose Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level.
2. Look for Download signed ActiveX ® controls; select Enable or Prompt. Click OK.
3. Refresh your web browser, then install the Active X ® control. Follow the instructions to
complete installation.
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Using RTSP Players
To view the MPEG-4 streaming media using RTSP players, you can use one of the following
players that support RTSP streaming.
Quick Time Player
Real Player
VLC media player
1. Launch the RTSP player.
mpegable
Player
2. Choose
File > Open
URL. A URL dialog box will pop up.
3. The address format is rtsp://<ip address>:<rtsp port>/<RTSP streaming access name for
pvPlayer
stream1 or stream2>
As most ISPs and players only allow RTSP streaming through port number 554, please set the
RTSP port to 554. For more information, please refer to RTSP Streaming on page 46.
For example:
rtsp://192.168.5.151:554/live.sdp
4. The live video will be displayed in your player.
For more information on how to configure the RTSP access name, please refer to RTSP
Streaming on page 46 for details.
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Using 3GPP-compatible Mobile Devices
To view the streaming media through 3GPP-compatible mobile devices, make sure the video
server can be accessed over the Internet. For more information on how to set up the video
server over the Internet, please refer to Setup the video server over the Internet on page 7.
To utilize this feature, please check the following settings on your video server:
1. Because most players on 3GPP mobile phones do not support RTSP authentication, make
sure the authentication mode of RTSP streaming is set to disable.
For more information, please refer to RTSP Streaming on page 46.
2. As the the bandwidth on 3G networks is limited, you will not be able to use a large video size.
Please set the video and audio streaming parameters as listed below.
Video Mode
Frame size
Maximum frame rate
Intra frame period
Video quality (Constant bit rate)
Audio type (GSM-AMR)
MPEG-4
176 x 144
5 fps
1S
40kbps
12�2kbps
3. As most ISPs and players only allow RTSP streaming through port number 554, please set
the RTSP port to 554. For more information, please refer to RTSP Streaming on page 46.
4. Launch the player on the 3GPP-compatible mobile devices (ex. Real Player).
5. Type the following URL commands into the player.
The address format is rtsp://<public ip address of your camera>:<rtsp port>/<RTSP streaming
access name for stream 3>.
For example:
rtsp://192.168.5.151:554/live.sdp
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Using VIVOTEK Recording Software
The product software CD also contains recording software, allowing simultaneous monitoring
and video recording for multiple video servers. Please install the recording software; then launch
the program to add the video server to the Channel list. For detailed information about how to
use the recording software, please refer to the user’s manual of the software or download it from
http://www.vivotek.com.
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Main Page
This chapter explains the layout of the main page. It is composed of the following sections:
VIVOTEK INC. Logo, Host Name, Camera Control Area, Configuration Area, Menu, and Live
Video Window.
VIVOTEK INC� Logo
Host Name
Camera Control Area
Live View Window
Configuration Area
VIVOTEK INC. Logo
Click this logo to visit the VIVOTEK website.
Host Name
The host name can be customized to fit your needs. For more information, please refer to System on page
24.
Camera Control Area
Video Stream: This video server supports multiple streams (stream 1 ~ 4) simultaneously. You can select
either one for live viewing. For more information about multiple streams, please refer to page 56 for
detailed information.
Digital Output: Click to turn the digital output device on or off.
Configuration Area
Client Settings: Click this button to access the client setting page. For more information, please refer to
Client Settings on page 21.
Configuration: Click this button to access the configuration page of the video server. It is suggested that
a password be applied to the video server so that only the administrator can configure the video server.
For more information, please refer to Configuration on page 23.
Language: Click this button to choose a language for the user interface. Language options are available
in: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, 日本語, Português, 簡体中文, and 繁體中文.
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Live Video Window
■ The following window is displayed when the video mode is set to MPEG-4:
MPEG-4 Protocol and Media Options
Video Title
Title and Time
Time
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Video and Audio Control Buttons
Video Title: The video title can be configured. For more information, please refer to Video Settings on
page 53.
MPEG-4 Protocol and Media Options: The transmission protocol and media options for MPEG-4 video
streaming. For further configuration, please refer to Client Settings on page 21.
Time: Display the current time. For further configuration, please refer to Video Settings on page 53.
Title and Time: The video title and time can be stamped on the streaming video. For further configuration,
please refer to Video Settings on page 53.
Video and Audio Control Buttons: Depending on the video server model and video server configuration,
some buttons may not be available.
Snapshot: Click this button to capture and save still images. The captured images will be displayed
in a pop-up window. Right-click the image and choose Save Picture As to save it in JPEG (*.jpg) or BMP
(*.bmp) format.
Digital Zoom: Click and uncheck “Disable digital zoom” to enable the zoom operation. The navigation
screen indicates the part of the image being magnified. To control the zoom level, drag the slider bar. To
move to a different area you want to magnify, drag the navigation screen.
Pause: Pause the transmission of the streaming media. The button becomes the
after clicking the Pause button.
Stop: Stop the transmission of the streaming media. Click the
transmission.
Resume button
Resume button to continue
Start MP4 Recording: Click this button to record video clips in MP4 file format to your computer.
Stop MP4 Recording button to end recording. When you exit the web browser, video
Press the
recording stops accordingly. To specify the storage destination and file name, please refer to MP4 Saving
Options on page 22 for details.
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Volume: When the
local computer.
Mute function is not activated, move the slider bar to adjust the volume on the
Mute: Turn off the volume on the local computer. The button becomes the
clicking the Mute button.
Audio On button after
Talk: Click this button to talk to people around the video server. Audio will project from the external
again to end talking transmission.
speaker connected to the video server. Click this button
Mic Volume: When the
Mute function is not activated, move the slider bar to adjust the
microphone volume on the local computer.
Mute: Turn off the
Mic volume on the local computer. The button becomes the
after clicking the Mute button.
Mic On button
Full Screen: Click this button to switch to full screen mode. Press the “Esc” key to switch back to normal
mode.
■ The following window is displayed when the video mode is set to MJPEG:
Video Title
Title and Time
Time
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Video Control Buttons
Video Title: The video title can be configured. For more information, please refer to Video Settings on
page 53.
Time: Display the current time. For more information, please refer to Video Settings on page 53.
Title and Time: Video title and time can be stamped on the streaming video. For more information, please
refer to Video Settings on page 53.
Video and Audio Control Buttons: Depending on the video server model and video server configuration,
some buttons may not be available.
Snapshot: Click this button to capture and save still images. The captured images will be displayed
in a pop-up window. Right-click the image and choose Save Picture As to save it in JPEG (*.jpg) or BMP
(*.bmp) format.
Digital Zoom: Click and uncheck “Disable digital zoom” to enable the zoom operation. The navigation
screen indicates the part of the image being magnified. To control the zoom level, drag the slider bar. To
move to a different area you want to magnify, drag the navigation screen.
Start MP4 Recording: Click this button to record video clips in MP4 file format to your computer.
Stop MP4 Recording button to end recording. When you exit the web browser, video
Press the
recording stops accordingly. To specify the storage destination and file name, please refer to MP4 Saving
Options on page 22 for details.
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Full Screen: Click this button to switch to full screen mode. Press the “Esc” key to switch back to normal
mode.
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Client Settings
This chapter explains how to select the stream transmission mode and saving options on the
local computer. When completed with the settings on this page, click Save on the page bottom
to enable the settings.
H.264 / MPEG-4 Media Options
Select to stream video or audio data or both. This is enabled only when the video mode is set to H.264 or
MPEG-4.
H.264 / MPEG-4 Protocol Options
Depending on your network environment, there are four transmission modes of H.264 or MPEG-4
streaming:
UDP unicast: This protocol allows for more real-time audio and video streams. However, network
packets may be lost due to network burst traffic and images may be broken. Activate UDP connection
when occasions require time-sensitive responses and the video quality is less important. Note that each
unicast client connecting to the server takes up additional bandwidth and the video server allows up to
ten simultaneous accesses.
UDP multicast: This protocol allows multicast-enabled routers to forward network packets to all clients
requesting streaming media. This helps to reduce the network transmission load of the video server
while serving multiple clients at the same time. Note that to utilize this feature, the video server must be
configured to enable multicast streaming at the same time. For more information, please refer to RTSP
Streaming on page 46.
TCP: This protocol guarantees the complete delivery of streaming data and thus provides better video
quality. The downside of this protocol is that its real-time effect is not as good as that of the UDP protocol.
HTTP: This protocol allows the same quality as TCP protocol without needing to open specific ports for
streaming under some network environments. Users inside a firewall can utilize this protocol to allow
streaming data through.
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MP4 Saving Options
Users can record live video as they are watching it by clicking
page. Here, you can specify the storage destination and file name.
Start MP4 Recording on the main
Folder: Specify a storage destination for the recorded video files.
File name prefix: Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the video file name.
Add date and time suffix to the file name: Select this option to append the date and time to the end of the
file name.
CLIP_20080108-180853
File name prefix Date and time suffix
The format is: YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS
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Configuration
Click Configuration on the main page to enter the camera setting pages. Note that only
Administrators can access the configuration page.
VIVOTEK offers an easy-to-use user interface that helps you set up your video server with
minimal effort. To simplify the setting procedure, two types of user interfaces are available:
Advanced Mode for professional users and Basic Mode for entry-level users. Some advanced
functions (HTTPS/ Access list/ Homepage layout/ Application/ Recording/ System log/ View
parameters) are not displayed in Basic Mode.
If you want to set up advanced functions, please click [Advanced Mode] on the bottom of the
configuration list to quickly switch to Advanced Mode.
In order to simplify the user interface, the detailed information will be hidden unless you click on
the function item. When you click on the first sub-item, the detailed information for the first subitem will be displayed; when you click on the second sub-item, the detailed information for the
second sub-item will be displayed and that of the first sub-item will be hidden.
The following is the interface of the Basic Mode and the Advanced Mode:
Basic Mode
Configuration List
Click to switch to Advanced Mode
Firmware Version
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Advanced Mode
Configuration List
Click to switch to Basic Mode
Firmware Version
Each function on the configuration list will be explained in the following sections. Those functions that are
displayed only in Advanced Mode are marked with Advanced Mode . If you want to set up advanced
functions, please click [Advanced Mode] on the bottom of the configuration list to quickly switch over.
System
This section explains how to configure the basic settings for the video server, such as the host
name and system time. It is composed of the following three columns: System, System Time
and DI and DO. When finished with the settings on this page, click Save at the bottom of the
page to enable the settings.
System
Host name: Enter a desired name for the video server. The text will be displayed at the top of the main
page.
Turn off the LED indicators: If you do not want to let others know that the video server is in operation, you
can select this option to turn off the LED indicators.
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System Time
Keep current date and time: Select this option to preserve the current date and time of the Video server.
The video server’s internal real-time clock maintains the date and time even when the power of the
system is turned off.
Sync with computer time: Select this option to synchronize the date and time of the video server with the
local computer. The read-only date and time of the PC is displayed as updated.
Manual: The administrator can enter the date and time manually. Note that the date and time format are
[yyyy/mm/dd] and [hh:mm:ss].
Automatic: The Network Time Protocol is a protocol which synchronizes computer clocks by periodically
querying an NTP Server.
NTP server: Assign the IP address or domain name of the time-server. Leaving the text box blank
connects the video server to the default time servers.
Update interval: Select to update the time using the NTP server on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly
basis.
Time zone Advanced Mode : Select the appropriate time zone from the list. If you want to upload
Daylight Savings Time rules on the Maintenance page, please refer to Upload / Export Daylight Saving
Time Configuration File on page 93 for details.
DI and DO
Digital input: Select High or Low to define normal status for the digital input. The video server will report
the current status.
Digital output: Select Grounded or Open to define normal status for the digital output. The video server
will show whether the trigger is activated or not.
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Security
This section explains how to enable password protection and create multiple accounts.
Root Password
The administrator account name is “root”, which is permanent and can not be deleted. If you want to add
more accounts in the Manage User column, please apply the password for the “root” account first.
1. Type the password identically in both text boxes, then click Save to enable password protection.
2. A window will be prompted for authentication; type the correct user’s name and password in their
respective fields to access the video server.
Manage Privilege Advanced Mode
Digital Output & PTZ control: You can modify the manage privilege of operators or viewers. Check or
uncheck the item, then click Save to enable the settings. If you give Viewers the privilege, Operators will
also have the ability to control the video server through the main page. (Please refer to Main Page on
page 17.)
Allow anonymous viewing: If you check this item, any client can access the live stream without entering a
User ID and Password.
Manage User
Administrators can add up to 20 user accounts.
1. Input the new user’s name and password.
2. Select the privilege level for the new user account. Click Add to enable the setting.
Access rights are sorted by user privilege (Administrator, Operator, and Viewer). Only administrators can
access the Configuration page. Though operators cannot access the Configuration page, they can use
the URL Commands to get and set the value of parameters. For more information, please refer to URL
Commands of the video server on page 96. Viewers access only the main page for live viewing.
Here you also can change a user’s access rights or delete user accounts.
1. Select an existing account to modify.
2. Make necessary changes and click Update or Delete to enable the setting.
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HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL)
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to enable authentication and encrypted communication over SSL
(Secure Socket Layer). It helps protect streaming data transmission over the Internet on higher
security level.
Enable HTTPS
Check this item to enable HTTPS communication, then select a connection option: "HTTP & HTTPS"
or "HTTPS only". Note that you have to create and install a certificate first in the second column before
clicking the Save button.
Create and Install Certificate Method
Before using HTTPS for communication with the video server, a Certificate must be created first. There
are three ways to create and install a certificate:
Create self-signed certificate automatically
1. Select this option.
2. In the first column, check Enable HTTPS secure connection, then select a connection option: “HTTP
& HTTPS” or “HTTPS only”.
3. Click Save to generate a certificate.
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4. The Certificate Information will automatically de displayed in the third column as shown below. You can
click Property to view detailed information about the certificate.
5. Click Home to return to the main page. Change the address from “http://” to “https://“ in the address
bar and press Enter on your keyboard. Some Security Alert dialogs will pop up. Click OK or Yes to
enable HTTPS.
https://
https://192�168�5�151/index�html
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Create self-signed certificate manually
1. Select this option.
2. Click Create to open the Create Certificate page, then click Save to generate the certificate.
3. The Certificate Information will automatically be displayed in the third column as shown below. You
can click Property to see detailed information about the certificate.
Create certificate and install : Select this option if you want to create a certificate from a certificate
authority.
1. Select this option.
2. Click Create to open the Create Certificate page, then click Save to generate the certificate.
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3. If you see the following Information bar, click OK and click on the Information bar at the top of the page
to allow pop-ups.
4. The pop-up window shows an example of a certificate request.
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5. Look for a trusted certificate authority that issues digital certificates. Enroll the video server. Wait for
the certificate authority to issue a SSL certificate; click Browse... to search for the issued certificate,
then click Upload in the second column.
NOTE
► How do I cancel the HTTPS settings?
1. Uncheck Enable HTTPS secure connection in the first column and click Save; a warning dialog
will pop up.
2. Click OK to disable HTTPS.
3. The webpage will redirect to a non-HTTPS page automatically.
► If you want to create and install other certificates, please remove the existing one. To remove the
signed certificate, uncheck Enable HTTPS secure connection in the first column and click Save.
Then click Remove to erase the certificate.
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SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to use the SNMP on the video server. The Simple Network
Management Protocol is an application layer protocol that facilitates the exchange of
management information between network devices. It helps network administrators to remotely
manage network devices and find, solve network problems with ease.
■ The SNMP consists of the following three key components:
1. Manager: Network-management station (NMS), a server which executes applications that monitor and
control managed devices.
2. Agent: A network-management software module on a managed device which transfers the status of
managed devices to the NMS.
3. Managed device: A network node on a managed network. For example: routers, switches, bridges,
hubs, computer hosts, printers, IP telephones, video servers, web server, and database.
Before configuring SNMP settings on the this page, please enable your NMS first.
SNMP Configuration
Enable SNMPv1, SNMPv2c
Select this option and enter the names of Read/Write community and Read Only community according to
your NMS settings.
Enable SNMPv3
This option contains cryptographic security, a higher security level, which allows you to set the
Authentication password and the Encryption password.
■ Security name: According to your NMS settings, choose Read/Write or Read Only and enter the
community name.
■ Authentication type: Select MD5 or SHA as the authentication method.
■ Authentication password: Enter the password for authenrication (at least 8 characters).
■ Encryption password: Enter a password for ecryption (at least 8 characters).
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Network
This section explains how to configure a wired network connection for the video server.
Network Type
LAN
Select this option when the video server is deployed on a local area network (LAN) and is intended to be
accessed by local computers. The default setting for the Network Type is LAN. Rememer to click Save
when you complete the Network setting.
Get IP address automatically: Select this option to obtain an available dynamic IP address assigned by
the DHCP server each time the camera is connected to the LAN.
Use fixed IP address: Select this option to manually assign a static IP address to the video server.
1. You can make use of VIVOTEK Installation Wizard 2 on the software CD to easily set up the Network
Camera on LAN. Please refer to Software Installation on page 10 for details.
2. Enter the Static IP, Subnet mask, Default router, and Primary DNS provided by your ISP.
Subnet mask: This is used to determine if the destination is in the same subnet. The default value is
“255.255.255.0”.
Default router: This is the gateway used to forward frames to destinations in a different subnet. Invalid
router setting will fail the transmission to destinations in different subnet.
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Primary DNS: The primary domain name server that translates hostnames into IP addresses.
Secondary DNS: Secondary domain name server that backups the Primary DNS.
Primary WINS server: The primary WINS server that maintains the database of computer name and IP
address.
Secondary WINS server: The secondary WINS server that maintains the database of computer name
and IP address.
Enable UPnP presentation: Select this option to enable UPnPTM presentation for your video server so that
whenever a video server is presented to the LAN, shortcuts of connected video servers will be listed in
My Network Places. You can click the shortcut to link to the web browser. Currently, UPnPTM is supported
by Windows XP or later. Note that to utilize this feature, please make sure the UPnPTM component is
installed on your computer.
Video Server (192�168�5�151)
Enable UPnP port forwarding: To access the video server from the Internet, select this option to allow the
video server to open ports on the router automatically so that video streams can be sent out from a LAN.
To utilize of this feature, make sure that your router supports UPnPTM and it is activated.
PPPoE (Point-to-point over Ethernet)
Select this option to configure your video server to make it accessible from anywhere as long as there is
an Internet connection. Note that to utilize this feature, it requires an account provided by your ISP.
Follow the steps below to acquire your video server’s public IP address.
1. Set up the video server on the LAN.
2. Go to Home > Configuration > Application > Server Settings (please refer to Server Settings on page
76) to add a new email or FTP server.
3. Go to Configuration > Application > Media Settings (please refer to Media Settings on page 79). Select
System log so that you will receive the system log in TXT file format which contains the Network
Camera’s public IP address in your email or on the FTP server.
4. Go to Configuration > Network > Network Type. Select PPPoE and enter the user name and password
provided by your ISP. Click Save to enable the setting.
5. The video server will reboot.
6. Disconnect the power to the video server; remove it from the LAN environment.
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NOTE
► If the default ports are already used by other devices connected to the same router, the video server
will select other ports for the video server.
► If UPnP TM is not supported by your router, you will see the following message:
Error: Router does not support UPnP port forwarding.
► Steps to enable the UPnP TM user interface on your computer:
Note that you must log on to the computer as a system administrator to install the UPnP TM
components.
1. Go to Start, click Control Panel, then click Add or Remove Programs.
2. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
3. In the Windows Components Wizard dialog box, select Networking Services and click Details.
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4. In the Networking Services dialog box, select Universal Plug and Play and click OK.
5. Click Next in the following window.
6. Click Finish. UPnP TM is enabled.
► How does UPnP TM work?
UPnP TM networking technology provides automatic IP configuration and dynamic discovery of devices
added to a network. Services and capabilities offered by networked devices, such as printing and file
sharing, are available among each other without the need for cumbersome network configuration. In
the case of video servers, you will see video server shortcuts under My Network Places.
► Enabling UPnP port forwarding allows the video server to open a secondary HTTP port on the routernot HTTP port-meaning that you have to add the secondary HTTP port number to the video server’s
public address in order to access the video server from the Internet. For example, when the HTTP port
is set to 80 and the secondary HTTP port is set to 8080, refer to the list below for the video server’s IP
address.
From the Internet
http://203�67�124�123:8080
In LAN
http://192�168�4�160 or
http://192�168�4�160:8080
► If the PPPoE settings are incorrectly configured or the Internet access is not working, restore the
video server to factory default; please refer to Restore on page 92 for details. After the video server is
reset to factory default, it will be accessible on the LAN.
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Enable IPv6
Select this option and click Save to enable IPv6 settings.
Please note that this only works if your network environment and hardware equipment support IPv6. The
browser should be Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.5, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or above.
When IPv6 is enabled, by default, the video server will listen to router advertisements and be assigned
with a link-local IPv6 address accordingly.
IPv6 Information: Click this button to obtain the IPv6 information as shown below.
If your IPv6 settings are successful, the IPv6 address list will be listed in the pop-up window. The IPv6
address will be displayed as follows:
Refers to Ethernet
Link-global IPv6 address/network mask
Link-local IPv6 address/network mask
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Please follow the steps below to link to an IPv6 address:
1. Open your web browser.
2. Enter the link-global or link-local IPv6 address in the address bar of your web browser.
3. The format should be:
http://[2001:0c08:2500:0002:0202:d1ff:fe04:65f4]/
IPv6 address
4. Press Enter on the keyboard or click Refresh button to refresh the webpage.
For example:
NOTE
► If you have a Secondary HTTP port (the default value is 8080), you can also link to the webpage in
the following address format: (Please refer to HTTP on page 43 for detailed information.)
http://[2001:0c08:2500:0002:0202:d1ff:fe04:65f4]/:8080
IPv6 address
Secondary HTTP port
► If you choose PPPoE as the Network Type, the [PPP0 address] will be displayed in the IPv6
information column as shown below.
Manually setup the IP address: Select this option to manually set up IPv6 settings if your network
environment does not have DHCPv6 server and router advertisements-enabled routers.
If you check this item, the following blanks will be displayed for you to enter the corresponding
information:
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IEEE 802.1x Advanced Mode
Enable this function if your network environment uses IEEE 802.1x, which is a port-based network
access control. The network devices, intermediary switch/access point/hub, and RADIUS server must
support and enable 802.1x settings.
The 802.1x standard is designed to enhance the security of local area networks, which provides
authentication to network devices (clients) attached to a network port (wired or wireless). If all certificates
between client and server are verified, a point-to-point connection will be enabled; if authentication fails,
access on that port will be prohibited. 802.1x utilizes an existing protocol, the Extensible Authentication
Protocol (EAP), to facilitate communication.
■ The components of a protected network with 802.1x authentication:
Supplicant
(Network Camera)
Authenticator
(Network Switch)
Authentication Server
(RADIUS Server)
1. Supplicant: A client end user (camera), which requests authentication.
2. Authenticator (an access point or a switch): A “go between” which restricts unauthorized end users
from communicating with the authentication server.
3. Authentication server (usually a RADIUS server): Checks the client certificate and decides whether to
accept the end user’s access request.
■ VIVOTEK video servers support two types of EAP methods to perform authentication: EAP-PEAP and
EAP-TLS.
Please follow the steps below to enable 802.1x settings:
1. Before connecting the video server to the protected network with 802.1x, please apply a digital
certificate from a Certificate Authority (ie. MIS of your company) which can be validated by a RADIUS
server.
2. Connect the video server to a PC or notebook outside of the protected LAN. Open the configuration
page of the video server as shown below. Select EAP-PEAP or EAP-TLS as the EAP method. In the
following blanks, enter your ID and password issued by the CA, then upload related certificate(s).
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3. When all settings are complete, move the video server to the protected LAN by connecting it to an
802.1x enabled switch. The devices will then start the authentication automatically.
NOTE
► The authentication process for 802.1x:
1. The Certificate Authority (CA) provides the required signed certificates to the video server (the
supplicant) and the RADIUS Server (the authentication server).
2. A video server requests access to the protected LAN using 802.1X via a switch (the authenticator).
The client offers its identity and client certificate, which is then forwarded by the switch to the RADIUS
Server, which uses an algorithm to authenticate the video server and returns an acceptance or
rejection back to the switch.
3. The switch also forwards the RADIUS Server’s certificate to the video server.
4. Assuming all certificates are validated, the switch then changes the video server’s state to authorized
and is allowed access to the protected network via a pre-configured port.
1
Certificate Authority
(CA)
1
Certificate
Certificate
2
4
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Network Camera
Network Switch
3
RADIUS Server
Protected LAN
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QoS (Quality of Service) Advanced Mode
Quality of Service refers to a resource reservation control mechanism, which guarantees a certain quality
to different services on the network. Quality of service guarantees are important if the network capacity
is insufficient, especially for real-time streaming multimedia applications. Quality can be defined as, for
instance, a maintained level of bit rate, low latency, no packet dropping, etc.
The following are the main benefits of a QoS-aware network:
■ The ability to prioritize traffic and guarantee a certain level of performance to the data flow.
■ The ability to control the amount of bandwidth each application may use, and thus provide higher
reliability and stability on the network.
Requirements for QoS
To utilize QoS in a network environment, the following requirements must be met:
■ All network switches and routers in the network must include support for QoS.
■ The network video devices used in the network must be QoS-enabled.
QoS models
CoS (the VLAN 802.1p model)
IEEE802.1p defines a QoS model at OSI Layer 2 (Data Link Layer), which is called CoS, Class of
Service. It adds a 3-bit value to the VLAN MAC header, which indicates prioritization from 0~7 (Eight
different classes of service are available). The priority is set up on the network switches, which then use
different queuing disciplines to forward the packets.
Below is the setting column for CoS. Enter the VLAN ID of your switch (0~4095) and choose the priority
for each application (0~7).
If you assign Video the highest level, the switch will handle video packets first.
NOTE
► The web browsing may fail if the CoS setting is incorrect.
► Class of Service technologies do not guarantee a level of service in terms of bandwidth and delivery
time; they offer a "best-effort." Users can think of CoS as "coarsely-grained" traffic control and QoS as
"finely-grained" traffic control.
► Though CoS is simple to manage, it lacks scalability and does not offer end-to-end quarantees since it
is based on L2 protocol.
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QoS/DSCP (the DiffServ model)
DSCP-ECN defines QoS at Layer 3 (Network Layer). The Differentiated Services (DiffServ) model is
based on packet marking and router queuing disciplines. The marking is done by adding a field to the
IP header, called the DSCP (Differentiated Services Codepoint). This is a 6-bit field that provides 64
different class IDs. It gives an indication of how a given packet is to be forwarded, known as the Per Hop
Behavior (PHB). The PHB describes a particular service level in terms of bandwidth, queueing theory,
and dropping (discarding the packet) decisions. Routers at each network node classify packets according
to their DSCP value and give them a particular forwarding treatment; for example, how much bandwidth
to reserve for it.
Below are the setting options of DSCP (DiffServ Codepoint). Specify the DSCP value for each application
(0~63).
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HTTP Advanced Mode
To utilize HTTP authentication, make sure that your have set a password for the video server first; please
refer to Security on page 26 for details.
Authentication: Depending on your network security requirements, the video server provides two types of
security settings for an HTTP transaction: basic and digest.
If basic authentication is selected, the password is sent in plain text format and there can be potential
risks of being intercepted. If digest authentication is selected, user credentials are encrypted using MD5
algorithm and thus provide better protection against unauthorized accesses.
HTTP port / Secondary HTTP port: By default, the HTTP port is set to 80 and the secondary HTTP port is
set to 8080. They can also be assigned to another port number between 1025 and 65535. If the ports are
incorrectly assigned, the following warning messages will be displayed:
To access the video server on the LAN, both the HTTP port and secondary HTTP port can be used to
access the video server. For example, when the HTTP port is set to 80 and the secondary HTTP port is
set to 8080, refer to the list below for the video server’s IP address.
on a LAN
http://192�168�4�160 or
http://192�168�4�160:8080
Access name for stream 1 ~ 4: This video server supports multiple streams simultaneously. The access
name is used to differentiate the streaming source. Users can click Configuration > Audio and Video >
Video Settings to set up the video quality of linked streams.
When using Mozilla Firefox or Netscape to access the video server and the video mode is set to JPEG,
users will receive video comprised of continuous JPEG images. This technology, known as “server push”,
allows the video server to feed live pictures to Mozilla Firefox and Netscape.
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URL command -- http://<ip address>:<http port>/<access name for stream 1 ~ 4>
For example, when the Access name for stream 2 is set to video2.mjpg:
1. Launch Mozilla Firefox or Netscape.
2. Type the above URL command in the address bar. Press Enter.
3. The JPEG images will be displayed in your web browser.
http://192.168.5.151/video2.mjpg
NOTE
► Microsoft ® Internet Explorer does not support server push technology; therefore, using http://<ip
address>:<http port>/<access name for stream 1 ~ 4> will fail to access the video server.
HTTPS
By default, the HTTPS port is set to 443. It can also be assigned to another port number between 1025
and 65535.
Two way audio
By default, the two way audio port is set to 5060. Also, it can also be assigned to another port number
between 1025 and 65535.
The video server supports two way audio communication so that operators can transmit and receive
audio simultaneously. By using the video server’s built-in or external microphone and an external
speaker, you can communicate with people around the video server.
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Note that as JPEG only transmits a series of JPEG images to the client, to enable the two-way audio
function, make sure the video mode is set to “MPEG-4” on the Audio and Video Settings page and the
media option is set to “Video and Audio” on the Client Settings page. Please refer to Client Settings on
page 21 and Audio and Video Settings on page 53.
Audio transmitted to operators
America
Taiwan
Audio transmitted from operators
Audio is being transmitted to the Network Camera
Mute
Talk Button
Click
click
Mic Volume
to enable audio transmission to the video server; click
to turn off the audio. To stop talking, click
again.
to adjust the volume of microphone;
FTP
The FTP server allows the user to save recorded video clips. You can utilize VIVOTEK's Installation
Wizard 2 to upgrade the firmware via FTP server. By default, the FTP port is set to 21. It also can be
assigned to another port number between 1025 and 65535.
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RTSP Streaming
To utilize RTSP streaming authentication, make sure that you have set a password for the video server
first; please refer to Security on page 26 for details.
Authentication: Depending on your network security requirements, the video server provides three types
of security settings for streaming via RTSP protocol: disable, basic, and digest.
If basic authentication is selected, the password is sent in plain text format, but there can be potential
risks of it being intercepted. If digest authentication is selected, user credentials are encrypted using
MD5 algorithm, thus providing better protection against unauthorized access.
The availability of the RTSP streaming for the three authentication modes is listed in the following table:
Disable
Basic
Digest
Quick Time player
Real Player
O
O
O
O
O
X
Access name for stream 1 ~ 4: This video server supports multiple streams simultaneously. The access
name is used to differentiate the streaming source.
If you want to use an RTSP player to access the video server, you have to set the video mode to MPEG4 and use the following RTSP URL command to request transmission of the streaming data.
rtsp://<ip address>:<rtsp port>/<access name for stream1 ~ 4>
For example, when the access name for stream 1 is set to live.sdp:
1. Launch an RTSP player.
2. Choose File > Open URL. A URL dialog box will pop up.
3. Type the above URL command in the text box.
rtsp://192.168.5.151:554/live.sdp
4. The live video will be displayed in your player as shown
below.
Video 16:38:01 2008/01/03
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RTSP port /RTP port for video, audio/ RTCP port for video, audio
■ RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol) controls the delivery of streaming media. By default, the port
number is set to 554.
■ The RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol) is used to deliver video and audio data to the clients. By
default, the RTP port for video is set to 5556 and the RTP port for audio is set to 5558.
■ The RTCP (Real-time Transport Control Protocol) allows the video server to transmit the data by
monitoring the Internet traffic volume. By default, the RTCP port for video is set to 5557 and the RTCP
port for audio is set to 5559.
The ports can be changed to values between 1025 and 65535. The RTP port must be an even number
and the RTCP port is the RTP port number plus one, and thus is always an odd number. When the RTP
port changes, the RTCP port will change accordingly.
If the RTP ports are incorrectly assigned, the following warning message will be displayed:
Multicast settings for stream 1 ~ 4: Click the items to display the detailed configuration information.
Select the Always multicast option to enable multicast for stream 1 ~ 4.
Unicast video transmission delivers a stream through point-to-point transmission; multicast, on the other
hand, sends a stream to the multicast group address and allows multiple clients to acquire the stream at
the same time by requesting a copy from the multicast group address. Therefore, enabling multicast can
effectively save Internet bandwith.
The ports can be changed to values between 1025 and 65535. The multicast RTP port must be an even
number and the multicast RTCP port number is the multicast RTP port number plus one, and thus is
always odd. When the multicast RTP port changes, the multicast RTCP port will change accordingly.
If the multicast RTP video ports are incorrectly assigned, the following warning message will be
displayed:
Multicast TTL [1~255]: The multicast TTL (Time To Live) is the value that tells the router the range a
packet can be forwarded.
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DDNS
This section explains how to configure the dynamic domain name service for the video server.
DDNS is a service that allows your video server, especially when assigned with a dynamic IP
address, to have a fixed host and domain name.
DDNS: Dynamic domain name service
Enable DDNS: Select this option to enable the DDNS setting.
Provider: Select a DDNS provider from the provider drop-down list.
VIVOTEK offers Safe100.net, a free dynamic domain name service, to VIVOTEK customers. It is
recommended that you register Safe100.net to access VIVOTEK’s video servers from the Internet.
Additionally, we offer other DDNS providers, such as Dyndns.org(Dynamic), Dyndns.org(Custom), TZO.
com, DHS.org, CustomSafe100, dyn-interfree.it.
Note that before utilizing this function, please apply for a dynamic domain account first.
■ Safe100.net
1. In the DDNS column, select Safe100.net from the drop-down list. Click I accept after reviewing the
terms of the Service Agreement.
2. In the Register column, fill in the Host name (xxxx.safe100.net), Email, Key, and Confirm Key, and
click Register. After a host name has been successfully created, a success message will be displayed
in the DDNS Registration Result column.
[Register] Successfully Your account information has
been mailed to registered e-mail address
3. Click Copy and all the registered information will automatically be uploaded to the corresponding fields
in the DDNS column at the top of the page as seen in the picture.
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[Register] Successfully Your account information has
been mailed to registered e-mail address
4. Select Enable DDNS and click Save to enable the setting.
■ CustomSafe100
VIVOTEK offers documents to establish a CustomSafe100 DDNS server for distributors and system
integrators. You can use CustomSafe100 to register a dynamic domain name if your distributor or system
integrators offer such services.
1. In the DDNS column, select CustomSafe100 from the drop-down list.
2. In the Register column, fill in the Host name, Email, Key, and Confirm Key; then click Register. After a
host name has been successfully created, you will see a success message in the DDNS Registration
Result column.
3. Click Copy and all for the registered information will be uploaded to the corresponding fields in the
DDNS column.
4. Select Enable DDNS and click Save to enable the setting.
Forget key: Click this button if you have forgotten the key to Safe100.net or CustomSafe100. Your
account information will be sent to your email address.
Refer to the following links to apply for a dynamic domain account when selecting other DDNS
providers:
■ Dyndns.org(Dynamic) / Dyndns.org(Custom): visit http://www.dyndns.com/
■ TZO.com: visit http://www.tzo.com/
■ DHS.org: visit http://www.dhs.org/
■ dyn-interfree.it: visit http://dyn-interfree.it/
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Access List
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to control access permission by verifying the client PC’s IP address.
General Settings
Maximum number of concurrent streaming connection(s) limited to: Simultaneous live viewing for 1~10
clients (including stream 1 and stream 2). The default value is 10. If you modify the value and click Save,
all current connections will be disconnected and automatically attempt to re-link (IE Explore or Quick
Time Player).
View Information: Click this button to display the connection status window showing a list of the current
connections. For example:
Connection status
IP address
Elapsed time
192.168.1.147
12:20:34
root
61.22.15.3
00:10:09
anonymous
192.168.3.25
45:00:34
greg
Refresh
Add to Deny List
User ID
Disconnect
■ IP address: Current connections to the Video server.
■ Elapsed time: How much time the client has been at the webpage.
■ User ID: If the administrator has set a password for the webpage, the clients have to enter a user name
and password to access the live video. The user name will be displayed in the User ID column. If the
administrator allows clients to link to the webpage without a user name and password, the User ID
column will be empty.
There are some situations which allow clients access to the live video without a user name and
password:
1. The administrator does not set up a root password. For more information about how to set up a root
password and manage user accounts, please refer to Security on page 26.
2. The administrator has set up a root password, but set RTSP Authentication to “disable“. For more
information about RTSP Authentication, please refer to RTSP Streaming on page 46.
3. The administrator has set up a root password, but allows anonymous viewing. For more information
about Allow Anonymous Viewing, please refer to Security on page 26.
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■ Refresh: Click this button to refresh all current connections.
■ Add to deny list: You can select entries from the Connection Status list and add them to the Deny List
to deny access. Please note that those checked connections will only be disconnected temporarily
and will automatically try to re-link again (IE Explore or Quick Time Player). If you want to enable the
denied list, please check Enable access list filtering and click Save in the first column.
■ Disconnect: If you want to break off the current connections, please select them and click this
button. Please note that those checked connections will only be disconnected temporarily and will
automatically try to re-link again (IE Explore or Quick Time Player).
Enable access list filtering: Check this item and click Save if you want to enable the access list filtering
function.
Filter
There are two lists for permission control: Allowed list and Denied list. Only those clients whose IP
addresses are on the Allowed list and not on the Denied list can access the Video server. Please note
that the IPv6 access list column will not be displayed unless you enable IPv6 on the Network page. For
more information about IPv6 Settings, please refer to page 37 for detailed information.
■ Add a rule to Allowed/Denied list: Click Add to add a rule to Allowed/Denied list.
There are three types of rules:
Single: This rule allows the user to add an IP address to the Allowed/Denied list.
For example:
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Network: This rule allows the user to assign a network address and corresponding subnet mask to the
Allow/Deny List.
For example:
IP address 192.168.2.x will be bolcked.
Range: This rule allows the user to assign a range of IP addresses to the Allow/Deny List. This rule is
only applied to IPv4.
For example:
■ Delete Allowed/Denied list:
In the Delete Allowed List or Delete Denied List column, make a selection and click Delete.
NOTE
► For example, when the range of IP addresses on the allowed list is set from 1.1.1.0 to
192.255.255.255 and the range in the denied list is set from 1.1.1.0 to 170.255.255.255, only users’
IPs between 171.0.0.0 and 192.255.255.255 can access the video server.
Allowed
List
Administrator IP address
Denied
List
Always allow the IP address to access this device: You can check this item and add the Administrator’s
IP address in this field to make sure the Administrator can always connect to the device.
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Audio and Video
This section explains how to cofigure the audio and video settings of the video server. It is
composed of the following two columns: Video Settings and Audio Settings.
Video Settings
Video title: Enter a name that will be displayed on the title bar of the live video.
Video Title
Title and Time
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Color: Select to display color or black/white video streams.
Modulation: Select NTSC or PAL according to your linked device.
Select caching stream: This video server supports time shift cache stream on the video server. Select
one stream and check the below option Enable time shift cashing stream.
Enable time shift caching stream Advanced Mode : Check this item to enable the time shift cache
stream on the video server, which will stores video in the video server’s embedded memory for a period
of time depending on the cache memory of each video server. This function can work seamlessly with
VIVOTEK’s ST7501 recording software. When an event occurs, the recording software can request time
shift cache stream from the camera, which allows the user to get an earlier video data.
Video orientation: Flip--vertically reflect the display of the live video; Mirror--horizontally reflect the display
of the live video. Select both options if the linked device is installed upside-down (ex. on the ceiling) to
correct the image orientation.
Overlay title and time stamp on video: Select this option to place the video title and time on the video
streams.
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Note that when the frame size is set to 176 x 144 as shown in the picture below, only the time will be
stamped on the video streams.
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Image Settings Advanced Mode
Click Image Settings to open the Image Settings page. On this page, you can tune the White balance,
Brightness, Saturation, Contrast, and Sharpness settings for the video.
Image Adjustment
■ Brightness: Adjust the image brightness level, which ranges from -5 to +5.
■ Saturation: Adjust the image saturation level, which ranges from -5 to +5.
■ Contrast: Adjust the image contrast level, which ranges from -5 to +5.
■ Sharpness: Adjust the image sharpness level, which ranges from -3 to +3.
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You can click Preview to fine-tune the image, or click Restore to recall the original settings without
incorporating the changes. When completed with the settings on this page, click Save to enable the
setting and click Close to exit the page.
Privacy Mask Advanced Mode
Click Privacy Mask to open the settings page. On this page, you can block out sensitive zones to
address privacy concerns.
■ To set the privacy mask windows, follow the steps below:
1. Click New to add a new window.
2. Use the mouse to size and drag-drop the window, which is recommended to be at least twice the size
of the object (height and width) you want to cover.
3. Enter a Window Name and click Save to enable the setting.
4. Select Enable privacy mask to enable this function.
NOTE
► Up to 5 privacy mask windows can be set up on the same screen.
► If you want to delete the privacy mask window, please click the ‘x’ on the upper right-hand corner of
the window.
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Video quality settings for stream 1 ~ 4 Advanced Mode
Click the items to display the detailed video quality settings.
fixed
NOTE
► The frame size of stream 4 is fixed to QCIF. If you want to stream out the video to a mobile device,
please select stream 4.
This video server offers real-time H.264, MPEG-4, and MJEPG compression standards (Triple Codec)
for real-time viewing.
If H.264 / MPEG-4 mode is selected, the video is streamed via RTSP protocol. There are four parameters
for you to adjust the video performance:
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■ Frame size
You can set up different video resolution for different viewing devices. For example, set a smaller
frame size and lower bit rate for remote viewing on mobile phones and a larger video size and a higher
bit rate for live viewing on web browsers. Note that a larger frame size takes up more bandwidth. The
frame sizes are selectable in the following resolutions: QCIF, CIF, 4CIF, and D1.
■ Maximum frame rate
This limits the maximum refresh frame rate per second. Set the frame rate higher for smoother video
quality.
If the power line frequency is set to 50Hz, the frame rates are selectable at 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 5fps,
8fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps, and 25fps. If the power line frequency is set to 60Hz, the frame rates are
selectable at 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 5fps, 8fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps, 25fps, and 30fps. You can also select
Customize and manually enter a value. The frame rate will decrease if you select a higher resolution.
■ Intra frame period
Determine how often to plant an I frame. The shorter the duration, the more likely you will get better
video quality, but at the cost of higher network bandwidth consumption. Select the intra frame period
from the following durations: 1/4 second, 1/2 second, 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds, and 4 seconds.
■ Video quality
A complex scene generally produces a larger file size, meaning that higher bandwidth will be needed
for data transmission. Therefore, if Constant bit rate is selected, the bandwidth utilization is fixed at
a selected level, resulting in mutable video quality performance. The bit rates are selectable at the
following rates: 20Kbps, 30Kbps, 40Kbps, 50Kbps, 64Kbps, 128Kbps, 256Kbps, 512Kbps, 768Kbps,
1Mbps, 2Mbps, 3Mbps, and 4Mbps. You can also select Customize and manually enter a value.
On the other hand, if Fixed quality is selected, all frames are transmitted with the same quality;
bandwidth utilization is therefore unpredictable. The video quality can be adjusted to the following
settings: Medium, Standard, Good, Detailed, and Excellent. You can also select Customize and
manually enter a value.
If JPEG mode is selected, the video server continuously sends JPEG images to the client, producing
a moving effect similar to a filmstrip. Every single JPEG image transmitted guarantees the same
image quality, which in turn comes at the expense of variable bandwidth usage. Because the media
contents are a combination of JPEG images, no audio data is transmitted to the client. There are three
parameters provided in MJPEG mode to control the video performance:
■ Frame size
You can set up different video resolution for different viewing devices. For example, set a smaller
frame size and lower bit rate for remote viewing on mobile phones and a larger video size and a higher
bit rate for live viewing on web browsers. Note that a larger frame size takes up more bandwidth. The
frame sizes are selectable in the following resolutions: QCIF, CIF, 4CIF, and D1.
■ Maximum frame rate
This limits the maximum refresh frame rate per second. Set the frame rate higher for smoother video
quality.
If the power line frequency is set to 50Hz, the frame rates are selectable at 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 5fps,
8fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps, and 25fps. If the power line frequency is set to 60Hz, the frame rates are
selectable at 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 5fps, 8fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps, 25fps, and 30fps. You can also select
Customize and manually enter a value. The frame rate will decrease if you select a higher resolution.
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■ Video quality
The video quality can be adjusted to the following settings: Medium, Standard, Good, Detailed, and
Excellent. You can also select Customize and manually enter a value.
NOTE
► Video quality and fixed quality refers to the compression rate, so a lower value will produce higher
quality.
► Converting high-quality video may significantly increase the CPU loading, and you may encounter
streaming disconnection or video loss while capturing a complicated scene. In the event of occurance,
we suggest you customize a lower video resolution or reduce the frame rate to obtain smooth video.
Audio Settings
Mute: Select this option to disable audio transmission from the video server to all clients. Note that if
mute mode is turned on, no audio data will be transmitted even if audio transmission is enabled on the
Client Settings page. In that case, the following message is displayed:
Internal microphone input gain: Select the gain of the internal audio input according to ambient
conditions. Adjust the gain from +21 db (most sensitive) ~ -33 db (least sensitive).
Audio type: Select audio codec AAC or GSM-AMR and the bit rate Advanced Mode .
■ AAC provides good sound quality at the cost of higher bandwidth consumption. The bit rates are
selectable from: 16Kbps, 32Kbps, 48Kbps, 64Kbps, 96Kbps, and 128Kbps.
■ GSM-ARM is designed to optimize speech quality and requires less bandwidth. The bit rates are
selectable from: 4.75Kbps, 5.15Kbps, 5.90Kbps, 6.7Kbps, 7.4Kbps, 7.95Kbps, 10.2Kbps, and
12.2Kbps.
When completed with the settings on this page, click Save to enable the settings.
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Motion Detection
This section explains how to configure the video server to enable motion detection. A total of
three motion detection windows can be configured.
Follow the steps below to enable motion detection:
Follow the steps below to enable motion detection:
1. Click New to add a new motion detection window.
2. In the Window Name text box, enter a name for the motion detection window.
■ To move and resize the window, drag and drop your mouse on the window.
■ To delete window, click X on the top right corner of the window.
3. Define the sensitivity to moving objects and the space ratio of all alerted pixels by moving the
Sensitivity and Percentage slider bar.
4. Click Save to enable the settings.
5. Select Enable motion detection to enable this function.
For example:
Video(TCP-AV)
The Percentage Indicator will rise or fall depending on the variation between sequential images. When
motions are detected by the video server and are judged to exceed the defined threshold, the red bar
rises. Meanwhile, the motion detection window will be outlined in red. Photos or videos can be captured
instantly and configured to be sent to a remote server (Email, FTP) by utilizing this feature as a trigger
source. For more information on how to set an event, please refer to Application on page 70.
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A green bar indicates that even though motions have been detected, the event has not been triggered
because the image variations still fall under the defined threshold.
Percentage = 30%
NOTE
► How does motion detection work?
A
C
B
D
There are two motion detection parameters: Sensitivity and Percentage. In the illustration above,
frame A and frame B are two sequential images. Pixel differences between the two frames are
detected and highlighted in gray (frame C) and will be compared with the sensitivity setting. Sensitivity
is a value that expresses the sensitivity to moving objects. Higher sensitivity settings are expected to
detect slight movements while smaller sensitivity settings will neglect them. When the sensitivity is set
to 70%, the video server defines the pixels in the purple areas as “alerted pixels” (frame D).
Percentage is a value that expresses the proportion of “alerted pixels” to all pixels in the motion
detection window. In this case, 50% of pixels are identified as “alerted pixels”. When the percentage is
set to 30%, the motions are judged to exceed the defined threshold; therefore, the motion window will
be outlined in red.
For applications that require a high level of security management, it is suggested to use higher
sensitivity settings and smaller percentage values.
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Camera Tampering Detection
This section explains how to set up camera temper detection. With tamper detection, the
camera is capable of detecting incidents such as redirection, blocking or defocusing, or even
spray paint.
Please follow the steps below to set up the camera tamper detection function:
1. Check Enable camera tampering detection.
2. Enter the tamper trigger duration. (10 sec. ~ 10 min.) The tamper alarm will be triggered only when the
tampering factor (the difference between current frame and pre-saved background) exceeds the trigger
threshold.
3. Set up the event source as Camera Tampering Detection on Application page > Event Settings /
Server Settings (how to send alarm message) / Media Settings (send what type of alarm
message). Please refer to page 79 for detailed information.
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Camera Control
This section explains how to control the Network Camera’s Pan/Tilt/Zoom operation by
connecting to a PTZ driver or scanner via RS485 interface.
RS485 Settings
Disable: Select this option to disable this function.
PTZ camera: Select this option to enable PTZ operation.
To utilize this feature, please connect the Network Camera to a PTZ driver or scanner via RS485
interface first. Then you can configure the PTZ driver and RS485 port with the following settings.
VIVOTEK offers three PTZ drivers: DynaDome/SmartDOME, Lilin PIH-7x00, and Pelco D protocol.
If none of the above PTZ drivers is supported by your PTZ scanner, please select Custom camera
(scanner). Please refer to the user’s manual of your PTZ scanner to determine the Camera ID, PTZ
driver, and Port settings. The Camera ID is necessary to control multiple cameras. If you click Save to
enable this function, the camera control panel will be displayed on the main page. Please refer to the
illustration on page 64.
Transparent HTTP Tunnel: If you want to use your own RS-485 device, you can use UART commands to
build a Transparent HTTP Tunnel. The UART commands will be sent through HTTP tunnel established
between the RS-485 device and the linked camera. For detailed application notes, please refer to URL
Commands on page 96 or http://www.vivotek.com/downloadfiles/faq/videoserver/UART_HTTP_Tunnel.
pdf.
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Preset Positions
If you select DynaDome/SmartDOME, Lilin PIH-7x00, or Pelco D protocol as the PTZ driver and click
the Save button, the Preset Position button will be enabled. Click Preset Position to open the settings
page. You can also select preset positions for the camera to patrol. A total of 20 preset positions can be
configured.
Please follow the steps below to preset a position:
1. Adjust the shooting area to the desired position using the buttons on the right side of the window.
2. Enter a name for the preset position, which allows for up to forty characters. Click Add to enable the
settings. The preset positions will be displayed under the Preset Location list on the left-hand side.
3. To add additional preset positions, please repeat steps 1~2.
4. To remove a preset position from the list, select it from the drop-down list and click Delete.
5. The preset positions will also displayed on the main page. Please refer to the illustration on the next
page.
6. Click Save to enable the settings.
1 Functions are the same
as the Control Panel on
the home page
2
2
4
6
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■ The Camera Control Panel and Preset Positions will be displayed on the home page:
■ Click Go to: Select one from the drop-down list, and the Network Camera will move to the selected
preset position.
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Patrol Settings
You can select some preset positions for the Network Camera to patrol.
Please follow the steps below to set up a patrol schedule:
1. Click a preset location on the list and click Select.
2. The selected preset location will be displayed on the Source list.
3. Set the Dwelling time for the preset location during auto patrol. You can also manually enter a value
in the blank and click Update.
4. Repeat step 1 and 3 to select additional preset locations.
5. If you want to delete a selected location, select it from the Source list and click Remove.
6. Select a location and click Up or Down to rearrange the patrol order.
7. Click Save to enable the settings.
1
3
2
5
7
6
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Custom Command
If Custom Camera (scanner) is selected as the PTZ driver, the Preset Position and PTZ Control
Panel on the main page will be disabled. You will need to configure command buttons to control the PTZ
scanner. Click Custom Command to open the Custom Command page to set the commands in the
Control Settings session. Please refer to your PTZ scanner user's manual to enter the commands in the
following fields. Click Save to enable the settings and click Close to exit the page.
NOTE
►If you select DynaDome/SmartDOME, Lilin
PIH-7x00, or Pelco D protocol as the PTZ
driver, the Control Settings column will not
be displayed.
►For all PTZ drivers, a total of five additional
command buttons can be configured.
►The command buttons will be displayed on the main page:
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Homepage Layout
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to set up your own customized homepage layout.
Preview
This column shows the settings of your hompage layout. You can manually select the background and
font colors in Theme Options (the third column on this page). The settings will be displayed automatically
in this Preview field. The following shows the homepage using the default settings:
■ Hide Powered by VIVOTEK: If you check this item, it will be removed from the homepage.
Logo
Here you can change the logo at the top of your homepage.
Follow the steps below to upload a new logo:
1. Click Custom and the Browse field will appear.
2. Select a logo from your files.
3. Click Upload to replace the existing logo with a new one.
4. Enter a website link if necessary.
5. Click Save to enable the settings.
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Theme Options
Here you can change the color of your homepage layout. There are three types of preset patterns for you
to choose from. The new layout will simultaneously appear in the Preview filed. Click Save to enable the
settings.
Preset Patterns
Font Color of the Video
Title
Font Color
Background Color of the
Control Area
Font Color of the Configuration Area
Background Color of the
Configuration Area
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■ Follow the steps below to set up the customed homepage:
1. Click Custom on the left column.
2. Click the field where you want to change the color on the right column.
Color Selector
Custom
Pattern
3. The palette window will pop up as shown below.
2
3
1
4
4. Drag the slider bar and click on the left square to select a desired color.
5. The selected color will be displayed in the corresponding fields and in the Preview column.
6. Click Save to enable the settings.
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Application
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to configure the video server to responds to particular situations
(event). A typical application is that when a motion is detected, the video server sends buffered
images to an FTP server or e-mail address as notifications.
In the illustration on the right, an event can be triggered
Action
by many sources, such as motion detection or external Event Trigger
digital input devices. When an event is triggered, you ex. Motion Detection,
Digital Input,
can specify what type of action that will be performed. System Reboot
You can configure the video server to send snapshots
Media
Server
(what to send)
(where to send)
or videos to your email address or FTP site.
ex. Snapshot, Video Clips,
System Log, Digital Output
Customized Script
ex. Email, FTP, HTTP Server,
Network Storage
This function allows you to upload a sample script (.xml file) to the webpage, which will save your time on
configuring the settings. Please note that there is a limited number of customized scripts you can upload;
if the current amount of customized scripts has reached the limit, an alert message will pop up. If you
need more information, please ask for VIVOTEK technical support.
Click to upload a file
Click to modify the
script online
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Event Settings
In the Event Settings column, click Add to open the Event Settings page. On this page, you can
arrange three elements -- Trigger, Schedule, and Action to set an event. A total of 3 event settings can be
configured.
Event name: Enter a name for the event setting.
Enable this event: Select this option to enable the event setting.
Priority: Select the relative importance of this event (High, Normal, or Low). Events with a higher priority
setting will be executed first.
Detect next event after
motion is detected.
seconds: Enter the duration in seconds to pause motion detection after a
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An event is an action initiated by a user-defined trigger source; it is the causal arrangement of the
following three elements: Trigger, Event Schedule, and Action.
Trigger
This is the cause or stimulus which defines when to trigger the video server. The trigger source can be
configured to use the video server’s built-in motion detection mechanism or external digital input devices.
There are several choices of trigger sources as shown below. Select the item to display the detailed
configuration options.
■ Video motion detection
This option makes use of the built-in motion detection mechanism as a trigger source. To enable this
function, you need to configure a Motion Detection Window first. For more information, please refer to
Motion Detection on page 59 for details.
■ Periodically
This option allows the video server to trigger periodically for every other defined minute. Up to 999
minutes are allowed.
■ Digital input
This option allows the video server to use an external digital input device or sensor as a trigger source.
Depending on your application, there are many choices of digital input devices on the market which
helps to detect changes in temperature, vibration, sound, and light, etc.
■ System boot
This option triggers the video server when the power to the video server is disconnected.
■ Recording notify
This option allows the video server to trigger when the recording disk is full or when recording starts to
rewrite older data.
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■ Camera tampering detection
This option allows the video server to trigger when the camera detects that is is being tampered with.
To enable this function, you need to configure the Tampering Detection option first. Please refer to
page 61 for detailed information.
■ Video loss
This option triggers the video server when the transmitted media files are missing.
■ Video restore
This option triggers the video server when the camera starts to transmit video files.
Event Schedule
Specify the period for the event.
■ Select the days of the week.
■ Select the recording schedule in 24-hr time format.
Action
Define the actions to be performed by the video server when a trigger is activated.
seconds
■ Trigger digital output for
Select this option to turn on the external digital output device when a trigger is activated. Specify the
length of the trigger interval in the text box.
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To set an event with recorded video or snapshots, it is necessary to configure the server and
media settings so that the video server will know what action to take (such as which server to
send the media files to) when a trigger is activated.
■ Add Server / Add Media
Click Add Server to configure Server Settings. For more information, please refer to Server Settings
on page 76.
Click Add Media to configure Media Settings. For more information, please refer to Media Settings on
page 79.
Here is an example of the Event Settings page:
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When completed, click Save to enable the settings and click Close to exit Event Settings page. The new
event settings / server settings / media settings will appear in the event drop-down list on the Application
page.
Here is an example of the Application page with an event setting:
When the Event Status is ON, once an event is triggered by motion detection, the video server will
automatically send snapshots via e-mail.
If you want to stop the event trigger, you can click ON to turn it to OFF status or click Delete to remove
the event setting.
To remove a server setting from the list, select a server name from the drop-down list and click Delete.
Note that only when the server setting is not being applied to an event setting can it be deleted.
To remove a media setting from the list, select a media name from the drop-down list and click Delete.
Note that only when the media setting is not being applied to an event setting can it be deleted.
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Server Settings
Click Add Server on Event Settings page to open the Server Setting page. On this page, you can specify
where the notification messages are sent when a trigger is activated. A total of 5 server settings can be
configured.
Server name: Enter a name for the server setting.
Server Type
There are four choices of server types available: Email, FTP, HTTP, and Network storage. Select the item
to display the detailed configuration options. You can configure either one or all of them.
Email: Select to send the media files via email when a trigger is activated.
■ Sender email address: Enter the email address of the sender.
■ Recipient email address: Enter the email address of the recipient.
■ Server address: Enter the domain name or IP address of the email server.
■ User name: Enter the user name of the email account if necessary.
■ Password: Enter the password of the email account if necessary.
■ Server port: The default mail server port is set to 25. You can also manually set another port.
If your SMTP server requires a secure connection (SSL), check This server requires a secure
connection (SSL).
To verify if the email settings are correctly configured, click Test. The result will be shown in a pop-up
window. If successful, you will also receive an email indicating the result.
Click Save to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
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FTP: Select to send the media files to an FTP server when a trigger is activated.
■ Server address: Enter the domain name or IP address of the FTP server.
■ Server port
By default, the FTP server port is set to 21. It can also be assigned to another port number between
1025 and 65535.
■ User name: Enter the login name of the FTP account.
■ Password: Enter the password of the FTP account.
■ FTP folder name
Enter the folder where the media file will be placed. If the folder name does not exist, the video server
will create one on the FTP server.
■ Passive mode
Most firewalls do not accept new connections initiated from external requests. If the FTP server
supports passive mode, select this option to enable passive mode FTP and allow data transmission to
pass through the firewall.
To verify if the FTP settings are correctly configured, click Test. The result will be shown in a pop-up
window as shown below. If successful, you will also receive a test.txt file on the FTP server.
Click Save to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
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HTTP: Select to send the media files to an HTTP server when a trigger is activated.
■ URL: Enter the URL of the HTTP server.
■ User name: Enter the user name if necessary.
■ Password: Enter the password if necessary.
To verify if the HTTP settings are correctly configured, click Test. The result will be shown in a pop-up
window as below. If successful, you will receive a test.txt file on the HTTP server.
Click Save to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
Network storage: Select to send the media files to a network storage location when a trigger is activated.
Please refer to Network Storage Setting on page 83 for details.
Click Save to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
When completed, the new server settings will automatically be displayed on the Event Settings page.
For example:
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Media Settings
Click Add Media on the Event Settings page to open the Media Settings page. On this page, you can
specify the type of media that will be sent when a trigger is activated. A total of 5 media settings can be
configured.
Media name: Enter a name for the media setting.
Media Type
There are three choices of media types available: Snapshot, Video Clip, and System log. Select the item
to display the detailed configuration options. You can configure either one or all of them.
Snapshot: Select to send snapshots when a trigger is activated.
■ Source: Select to take snapshots from stream 1 ~ 4.
■ Send pre-event images
The video server has a buffer area; it temporarily holds data up to a certain limit. Enter a number to
decide how many images to capture before a trigger is activated. Up to 7 images can be generated.
■ Send post-event images
Enter a number to decide how many images to capture after a trigger is activated. Up to 7 images can
be generated.
For example, if both the Send pre-event images and Send post-event images are set to 7, a total of 15
images are generated after a trigger is activated.
1 pic.
2 pic.
3 pic.
4 pic.
5 pic.
6 pic.
7 pic.
8 pic.
9 pic.
10 pic.
11 pic. 10 pic.
12 pic. 13 pic.
14 pic.
15 pic.
Trigger Activation
■ File name prefix
Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the file name.
■ Add date and time suffix to the file name
Select this option to add a date/time suffix to the file name.
For example:
Snapshot_20080104_100341
File name prefix Date and time suffix
The format is: YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS
Click Save to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
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Video clip: Select to send video clips when a trigger is activated.
■ Source: The video source. The stream source will be identical to the preset time shift caching stream.
For more information about time shift caching stream, please refer to page 53.
■ Pre-event recording
The video server has a buffer area; it temporarily holds data up to a certain limit. Enter a number to
decide the duration of recording before a trigger is activated. Up to 9 seconds can be set.
■ Maximum duration
Specify the maximum recording duration in seconds. Up to 10 seconds can be set.
For example, if pre-event recording is set to five seconds and the maximum duration is set to ten
seconds, the video server continues to record for another 4 seconds after a trigger is activated.
1 sec.
2 sec.
3 sec.
4 sec.
5 sec.
6 sec.
7 sec.
8 sec.
9 sec.
10 sec.
Trigger Activation
■ Maximum file size
Specify the maximum file size allowed.
■ File name prefix
Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the file name.
For example:
Video_20080104_100341
File name prefix Date and time suffix
The format is: YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS
Click Save to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
System log: Select to send a system log when a trigger is activated.
Click Save to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
When completed, click Save to enable the settings and click Close to exit this page. The new media
settings will appear on the Event Settings page.
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You can continue to select a server and media type for the event. Please go back to page 66 for detailed
information.
■ SD Test: Click to test your SD card. The system will display a message indicating success or failure. If
you want to use your SD card for local storage, please format it before use. Please refer to page 83 for
detailed information.
■ Create folders by date, time, and hour automatically: If you check this item, the system will generate
folders automatically by date.
■ View: Click this button to open a file list window. This function is only for SD card and Network
Storage.
If you click View button of SD card, a Local storage page will pop up for you to manage recorded files
on SD card. For more information about Local storage, please refer to page 86 for illustration.
If you click View button of Network storage, a file directory window will pop up for you to view
recorded data on Network storage.
The following is an example of a file destination with video clips:
20081120
20081121
The format is: YYYYMMDD
Click to open the directory
20081122
Click to delete selected items
Click to delete all recorded data
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Click 20081120 to open the directory:
The format is: HH (24r)
Click to open the file list for that hour
Click to go back to the previous
level of the directory
Click to delete
selected items
Click to delete all
recorded data
The format is: File name prefix + Minute (mm)
You can set up the file name prefix on Media Settings page.
Please refer to page 79 for detailed information.
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Recording
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to configure the recording settings for the video server.
Recording Settings
Insert your SD card and click here to test
NOTE
► Before setting up this page, please set up the Network Storage on the Server Settings page first.
► Please remember to format your SD card when using for the first time. Please refer to page 86 for
detailed information.
Network Storage Setting
Click Server to open the Server Settings page and follow the steps below to set up:
1. Fill in the information for your server.
For example:
3
Network storage path
(\\server name or IP address\folder name)
1
2
4
User name and password for your server
2. Click Test to check the setting. The result will be shown in the pop-up window.
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If successful, you will receive a test.txt file on the network storage server.
3. Enter a server name.
4. Click Save to complete the settings and click Close to exit the page.
Recording Settings
Click Add to open the recording setting page. In this page, you can define the recording source,
recording schedule, and recording capacity. A total of 2 recording settings can be configured.
Recording name: Enter a name for the recording setting.
Enable this recording: Select this option to enable video recording.
Priority: Select the relative importance of this recording setting (High, Normal, and Low).
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Source: Select the recording source (stream 1 ~ 4).
Trigger: Select a trigger source.
■ Schedule: The server will start to record files on the local storage or network storage (NAS).
■ Network fail: Since network fail, the server will start to record files on the local storage (SD card).
Recording Schedule: Specify the recording duration.
■ Select the days of the week.
■ Select the recording start and end times in 24-hr time format.
Destination: You can select the SD card or network storage that was set up for the recorded video files.
Capacity: You can choose either the entire free space available or limit the recording size. The recording
size limit must be larger than the reserved amount for cyclic recording.
File name prefix: Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the file name.
Enable cyclic recording: If you check this item, when the maximum capacity is reached, the oldest file
will be overwritten by the latest one. The reserved amount is reserved for cyclic recording to prevent
malfunction. This value must be larger than 15 MBytes.
If you want to enable recording notification, please click Application to set up. Please refer to Trigger >
Recording notify on page 72 for detailed information.
When completed, select Enable this recording. Click Save to enable the setting and click Close to exit
this page. When the system begins recording, it will send the recorded files to the Network Storage.
The new recording name will appear in the drop-down list on the recording page as shown below.
To remove a recording setting from the list, select a recording name from the drop-down list and click
Delete.
■ Click Video (Name): Opens the Recording Settings page to modify.
■ Click ON (Status): The Status will become OFF and stop recording.
■ Click NAS (Destination): Opens the file list of recordings as shown below. For more information about
folder naming rules, please refer to page 82 for details.
20081120
20081121
20081122
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Local Storage
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to manage the local storage on the video server. Here you can view
SD card status, search for recorded files to playback, download, etc.
no SD card
SD Card Management
SD card status: This column shows the status and reserved space of your SD card. Please remember to
format the SD card when using for the first time.
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SD card control
■ Enable cyclic storage: Check this item if you want to enable cyclic recording. When the maximum
capacity is reached, the oldest file will be overwritten by the latest one.
■ Enable automatic disk cleanup: Check this item and enter the number of days you wish to retain a file.
For example, if you enter “7 days”, the recorded files will be stored on the SD card for 7 days.
Click Save to enable your settings.
Searching and Viewing the Records
This column allows the user to set up search criteria for recorded data. If you do not select any criteria
and click Search button, all recorded data will be listed in the Search Results cloumn.
File attributes: Select one or more items as your search criteria.
Trigger time: Manually enter the time range you want to search.
Click Search and the recorded data corresponding to the search criteria will be listed in Search Results
window.
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Search Results
The following is an example of search results. There are four columns: Trigger time, Media type, Trigger
type, and Locked. Click
to sort the search results in either direction.
Enter a key word to filter the
Numbers of entries displayed on one page
search results
Highlight an
item
Click to switch
pages
View: Click on a search result which will highlight the selected item in purple as shown above. Click the
View button and a media window will pop up to play back the selected file.
For example:
Click to adjust the image size
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Download: Click on a search result to highlight the selected item in purple as shown above. Then click
the Download button and a file download window will pop up for you to save the file.
JPEGs to AVI: This functions only applies to “JPEG“ format files such as snapshots. You can select
several snapshots from the list, then click this button. Those snapshots will be converted into an AVI file.
Lock/Unlock: Select the desired search results, then click this button. The selected items will become
Locked, which will not be deleted during cyclic recoroding. You can click again to unlock the selections.
For example:
Remove: Select the desired search results, then click this button to delete the files.
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System Log
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to configure the video server to send the system log to the remote
server as backup.
Remote Log
You can configure the video server to send the system log file to a remote server as a log backup.
Before utilizing this feature, it is suggested that the user install a log-recording tool to receive system log
messages from the video server. An example is Kiwi Syslog Daemon. Visit http://www.kiwisyslog.com/
kiwi-syslog-daemon-overview/.
Follow the steps below to set up the remote log:
1. In the IP address text box, enter the IP address of the remote server.
2. In the port text box, enter the port number of the remote server.
3. When completed, select Enable remote log and click Save to enable the setting.
Current Log
This column displays the system log in chronological order. The system log is stored in the video server’s
buffer area and will be overwritten when reaching a certain limit.
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View Parameters
Advanced Mode
The View Parameters page lists the entire system’s parameters in alphabetical order. If you
need technical assistance, please provide the information listed on this page.
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Maintenance
This chapter explains how to restore the video server to factory default, upgrade firmware
version, etc.
Reboot
This feature allows you to reboot the video server, which takes about one minute to complete. When
completed, the live video page will be displayed in your browser. The following message will be displayed
during the reboot process.
If the connection fails after rebooting, manually enter the IP address of the video server in the address
field to resume the connection.
Restore
This feature allows you to restore the video server to factory default settings.
Network Type: Select this option to retain the Network Type settings (please refer to Network Type on
page 33).
Daylight Saving Time: Select this option to retain the Daylight Saving Time settings (please refer to
System on page 24)
Custom Language: Select this option to retain the Custom Language settings.
If none of the options is selected, all settings will be restored to factory default.
The following message is displayed during the restoring process.
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Export / Upload Files Advanced Mode
This feature allows you to Export / Upload daylight saving time rules, custom language files, and setting
backup files.
Export daylight saving time configuration file: Click to set the start and end time of DST.
Follow the steps below to export:
1. In the Export files column, click Export to export the daylight saving time configuration file from the
video server.
2. A file download dialog will pop up as shown below. Click Open to review the XML file or click Save to
store the file for editing.
3. Open the file with Microsoft® Notepad and locate your time zone; set the start and end time of DST.
When completed, save the file.
In the example below, DST begins each year at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and ends at
2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday in November.
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Upload daylight saving time rule: Click Browse… and specify the XML file to upload.
If the incorrect date and time are assigned, you will see the following warning message when uploading
the file to the video server.
The following message is displayed when attempting to upload an incorrect file format.
Export language file: Click to export language strings. VIVOTEK provides nine languages: English,
Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, 日本語, Português, 簡体中文, and 繁體中文.
Upload custom language file: Click Browse… and specify your own custom language file to upload.
Export setting backup file: Click to export all parameters for the device and user-defined scripts.
Upload setting backup file: Click Browse… to upload a setting backup file. Please note that the model
and firmware version of the device should be the same as the setting backup file. If you have set up a
fixed IP or other special settings for your device, it is not suggested to upload a settings backup file.
Upgrade Firmware
This feature allows you to upgrade the firmware of your video server. It takes a few minutes to complete
the process.
Note: Do not power off the video server during the upgrade!
Follow the steps below to upgrade the firmware:
1. Download the latest firmware file from the VIVOTEK website. The file is in .pkg file format.
2. Click Browse… and specify the firmware file.
3. Click Upgrade. The video server starts to upgrade and will reboot automatically when the upgrade
completes.
If the upgrade is successful, you will see “Reboot system now!! This connection will close”. After that, reaccess the video server.
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The following message is displayed when the upgrade has succeeded.
Reboot system now!!
This connection will close.
The following message is displayed when you have selected an incorrect firmware file.
Starting firmware upgrade...
Do not power down the server during the upgrade.
The server will restart automatically after the upgrade is
completed.
This will take about 1 - 5 minutes.
Wrong PKG file format
Unpack fail
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Appendix
URL Commands for the Network Camera/Video Server
Overview
For some customers who already have their own web site or web control application, the Network
Camera/Video Server can be easily integrated through URL syntax. This section specifies the external
HTTP-based application programming interface. The HTTP-based camera interface provides the
functionality to request a single image, control camera functions (PTZ, output relay etc.), and get and set
internal parameter values. The image and CGI-requests are handled by the built-in Web server.
Style Convention
In URL syntax and in descriptions of CGI parameters, text within angle brackets denotes content that
is to be replaced with either a value or a string. When replacing the text string, the angle brackets
should also be replaced. An example of this is the description of the name for the server, denoted with
<servername> in the URL syntax description below, that is replaced with the string myserver in the URL
syntax example further down in the page.
URL syntax is denoted with the word "Syntax:" written in bold face followed by a box with the referenced
syntax as shown below. For example, name of the server is written as <servername> and is intended to
be replaced with the name of the actual server. This can either be a name, e.g., "mywebcam" or "thecam.
adomain.net" or the associated IP number for the server, e.g., 192.168.0.220.
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/viewer/video.jpg
Description of returned data is written with "Return:" in bold face followed by the returned data in a box. All data is
returned in HTTP format, i.e., each line is separated with a Carriage Return and Line Feed (CRLF) printed as \r\n.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 <HTTP code> <HTTP text>\r\n
URL syntax examples are written with "Example:" in bold face followed by a short description and a light grey box
with the example.
Example: request a single snapshot image
http://mywebserver/cgi-bin/viewer/video.jpg
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General CGI URL Syntax and Parameters
CGI parameters are written in lower-case and as one word without any underscores or other separators.
When the CGI request includes internal camera parameters, these parameters must be written exactly as
they are named in the camera or video server. The CGIs are organized in functionally-related directories
under the cgi-bin directory. The file extension .cgi is required.
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/<subdir>[/<subdir>...]/<cgi>.<ext>
[?<parameter>=<value>[&<parameter>=<value>...]]
Example: Set digital output #1 to active
http://mywebserver/cgi-bin/dido/setdo.cgi?do1=1
Security Level
SECURITY LEVEL
SUB-DIRECTORY
DESCRIPTION
0
anonymous
Unprotected.
1 [view]
anonymous, viewer, dido,
1. Can view, listen, talk to camera.
camctrl
2. Can control DI/DO, PTZ of the camera.
anonymous, viewer, dido,
Operator access rights can modify most of the camera’s
camctrl, operator
parameters except some privileges and network options.
anonymous, viewer, dido,
Administrator access rights can fully control the camera’s
camctrl, operator, admin
operations.
N/A
Internal parameters. Unable to be changed by any
4 [operator]
6 [admin]
7
external interfaces.
Get Server Parameter Values
Note: The access right depends on the URL directory.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/anonymous/getparam.cgi?[<parameter>]
[&<parameter>…]
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/viewer/getparam.cgi?[<parameter>]
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[&<parameter>…]
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/operator/getparam.cgi?[<parameter>]
[&<parameter>…]
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/getparam.cgi?[<parameter>]
[&<parameter>…]
Where the <parameter> should be <group>[_<name>] or <group>[.<name>]. If you do not specify any
parameters, all the parameters on the server will be returned. If you specify only <group>, the parameters
of the related group will be returned.
When querying parameter values, the current parameter values are returned.
A successful control request returns parameter pairs as follows:
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/html\r\n
Context-Length: <length>\r\n
\r\n
<parameter pair>
where <parameter pair> is
<parameter>=<value>\r\n
[<parameter pair>]
<length> is the actual length of content.
Example: Request IP address and its response
Request:
http://192.168.0.123/cgi-bin/admin/getparam.cgi?network_ipaddress
Response:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/html\r\n
Context-Length: 33\r\n
\r\n
network.ipaddress=192.168.0.123\r\n
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Set Server Parameter Values
Note: The access right depends on the URL directory.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/anonymous/setparam.cgi? <parameter>=<value>
[&<parameter>=<value>…][&update=<value>][&return=<return page>]
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/viewer/setparam.cgi? <parameter>=<value>
[&<parameter>=<value>…][&update=<value>] [&return=<return page>]
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/operator/setparam.cgi? <parameter>=<value>
[&<parameter>=<value>…][&update=<value>] [&return=<return page>]
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/setparam.cgi? <parameter>=<value>
[&<parameter>=<value>…][&update=<value>] [&return=<return page>]
PARAMETER
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
<group>_<name> value to assigned
Assign <value> to the parameter <group>_<name>.
update
Set to 1 to update all fields (no need to update parameter in each
<boolean>
group).
return
<return page>
Redirect to the page <return page> after the parameter is assigned.
The <return page> can be a full URL path or relative path according to
the current path. If you omit this parameter, it will redirect to an
empty page. (Note: The return page can be a general HTML file
(.htm, .html) or a VIVOTEK server script executable (.vspx) file. It
cannot be a CGI command or have any extra parameters. This
parameter must be placed at the end of the parameter list
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/html\r\n
Context-Length: <length>\r\n
\r\n
<parameter pair>
where <parameter pair> is
<parameter>=<value>\r\n
[<parameter pair>]
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Only the parameters that you set and are readable will be returned.
Example: Set the IP address of server to 192.168.0.123:
Request:
http://myserver/cgi-bin/admin/setparam.cgi?network_ipaddress=192.168.0.123
Response:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/html\r\n
Context-Length: 33\r\n
\r\n
network.ipaddress=192.168.0.123\r\n
Available Parameters on the Server
Valid values:
VALID VALUES
DESCRIPTION
string[<n>]
Text strings shorter than ‘n’ characters. The characters “,’, <,>,& are invalid.
string[n~m]
Text strings longer than `n’ characters and shorter than `m’ characters. The
characters “,’, <,>,& are invalid.
password[<n>]
The same as string but displays ‘*’ instead.
integer
Any number between (-231 – 1) and (231 – 1).
positive integer
Any number between 0 and (232 – 1).
<m> ~ <n>
Any number between ‘m’ and ‘n’.
domain name[<n>]
A string limited to a domain name shorter than ‘n’ characters (eg. www.ibm.com).
email address [<n>]
A string limited to an email address shorter than ‘n’ characters (eg.
joe@www.ibm.com).
ip address
A string limited to an IP address (eg. 192.168.1.1).
mac address
A string limited to contain a MAC address without hyphens or colons.
boolean
A boolean value of 1 or 0 represents [Yes or No], [True or False], [Enable or
Disable].
<value1>, <value2>,
Enumeration. Only given values are valid.
<value3>, …
blank
A blank string.
everything inside <>
A description
integer primary key
SQLite data type. A 32-bit signed integer. The value is assigned a unique integer by
the server.
text
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SQLite data type. The value is a text string, stored using the database encoding
VIVOTEK
(UTF-8, UTF-16BE or UTF-16-LE).
coordinate
x, y coordinate (eg. 0,0)
window size
window width and height (eg. 800x600)
NOTE: The camera should not be restarted when parameters are changed.
Group: system
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
hostname
string[40]
1/6
Host name of server (Network Camera, Wireless Network
Camera, Video Server, Wireless Video Server).
ledoff
<boolean>
6/6
Turn on (0) or turn off (1) all led indicators.
date
<yyyy/mm/dd>,
6/6
Current date of system. Set to ‘keep’ to keep date
keep, auto
time
<hh:mm:ss>,
unchanged. Set to ‘auto’ to use NTP to synchronize date.
6/6
keep, auto
datetime
<MMDDhhmmYY
Current time of the system. Set to ‘keep’ to keep time
unchanged. Set to ‘auto’ to use NTP to synchronize time.
6/6
Another current time format of the system.
6/6
NTP server.
YY.ss>
ntp
timezoneind
ex
<domain name>,
<ip address>,
*Do not use “skip to invoke default server” for default
<blank>
value.
-489 ~ 529
6/6
Indicate timezone and area.
-480: GMT-12:00 Eniwetok, Kwajalein
-440: GMT-11:00 Midway Island, Samoa
-400: GMT-10:00 Hawaii
-360: GMT-09:00 Alaska
-320: GMT-08:00 Las Vegas, San_Francisco, Vancouver
-280: GMT-07:00 Mountain Time, Denver
-281: GMT-07:00 Arizona
-240: GMT-06:00 Central America, Central Time, Mexico
City, Saskatchewan
-200: GMT-05:00 Eastern Time, New York, Toronto
-201: GMT-05:00 Bogota, Lima, Quito, Indiana
-180: GMT-04:30 Caracas
-160: GMT-04:00 Atlantic Time, Canada, La Paz, Santiago
-140: GMT-03:30 Newfoundland
-120: GMT-03:00 Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Georgetown,
Greenland
-80: GMT-02:00 Mid-Atlantic
-40: GMT-01:00 Azores, Cape_Verde_IS.
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0: GMT Casablanca, Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin,
Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
40: GMT 01:00 Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm,
Vienna, Madrid, Paris
41: GMT 01:00 Warsaw, Budapest, Bern
80: GMT 02:00 Athens, Helsinki, Istanbul, Riga
81: GMT 02:00 Cairo
82: GMT 02:00 Lebanon, Minsk
83: GMT 02:00 Israel
120: GMT 03:00 Baghdad, Kuwait, Riyadh, Moscow, St.
Petersburg, Nairobi
121: GMT 03:00 Iraq
140: GMT 03:30 Tehran
160: GMT 04:00 Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan
180: GMT 04:30 Kabul
200: GMT 05:00 Ekaterinburg, Islamabad, Karachi,
Tashkent
220: GMT 05:30 Calcutta, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi
230: GMT 05:45 Kathmandu
240: GMT 06:00 Almaty, Novosibirsk, Astana, Dhaka, Sri
Jayawardenepura
260: GMT 06:30 Rangoon
280: GMT 07:00 Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Krasnoyarsk
320: GMT 08:00 Beijing, Chongging, Hong Kong, Kuala
Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei
360: GMT 09:00 Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo, Seoul, Yakutsk
380: GMT 09:30 Adelaide, Darwin
400: GMT 10:00 Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney,
Guam, Vladivostok
440: GMT 11:00 Magadan, Solomon Is., New Caledonia
480: GMT 12:00 Aucklan, Wellington, Fiji, Kamchatka,
Marshall Is.
520: GMT 13:00 Nuku'Alofa
daylight_en
<boolean>
6/6
Enable automatic daylight saving time in time zone.
<boolean>
6/7
Check if current time is under daylight saving time.
able
daylight_dst
actualmode
daylight_aut
(Used internally)
string[19]
6/7
o_begintime
daylight_aut
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Display the current daylight saving start time.
(product dependent)
string[19]
6/7
Display the current daylight saving end time.
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o_endtime
daylight_tim
(product dependent)
string
6/6
List time zone index which support daylight saving time.
updateinter
0, 3600, 86400,
6/6
0 to Disable automatic time adjustment, otherwise, it
val
04800, 2592000
ezones
indicates the seconds between NTP automatic update
intervals.
restore
0, <positive
7/6
Restore the system parameters to default values after
integer>
reset
<value> seconds.
0, <positive
7/6
Restart the server after <value> seconds if <value> is
integer>
restoreexce
non-negative.
<Any value>
7/6
Restore the system parameters to default values except
ptnet
(ipaddress, subnet, router, dns1, dns2, pppoe).
This command can cooperate with other
“restoreexceptXYZ” commands. When cooperating with
others, the system parameters will be restored to the
default value except for a union of the combined results.
restoreexce
<Any value>
7/6
Restore the system parameters to default values except all
ptdst
daylight saving time settings.
This command can cooperate with other
“restoreexceptXYZ” commands. When cooperating with
others, the system parameters will be restored to default
values except for a union of combined results.
restoreexce
<Any Value>
7/6
Restore the system parameters to default values except the
ptlang
custom language file the user has uploaded.
This command can cooperate with other
“restoreexceptXYZ” commands. When cooperating with
others, the system parameters will be restored to the
default value except for a union of the combined results.
Subgroup of system: info (The fields in this group are unchangeable.)
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
modelname
string[40]
0/7
Internal model name of the server (eg. IP7139)
extendedmodelname
string[40]
0/7
ODM specific model name of server (eg. DCS-5610).
If it is not an ODM model, this field will be equal to
“modelname”
serialnumber
<mac
0/7
12 characters MAC address (without hyphens).
0/7
Firmware version, including model, company, and
address>
firmwareversion
string[40]
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version number in the format:
<MODEL-BRAND-VERSION>
language_count
<integer>
0/7
Number of webpage languages available on the
server.
language_i<0~(count-1)>
string[16]
0/7
Available language lists.
customlanguage_maxcou
<integer>
0/6
Maximum number of custom languages supported
nt
on the server.
customlanguage_count
<integer>
0/6
Number of custom languages which have been
uploaded to the server.
customlanguage_i<0~(m
string
0/6
Custom language name.
axcount-1)>
Group: status
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
di_i<0~(ndi-1)>
<boolean>
1/7
0 => Inactive, normal
1 => Active, triggered
do_i<0~(ndo-1)>
<boolean>
1/7
0 => Inactive, normal
1 => Active, triggered
onlinenum_rtsp
integer
6/7
Current number of RTSP connections.
onlinenum_httppush
integer
6/7
Current number of HTTP push server connections.
eth_i0
<string>
1/99
Get network information from mii-tool.
Group: di_i<0~(ndi-1)> (capability.ndi > 0)
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
normalstate
high, low
1/1
Indicates open circuit or closed circuit (inactive status)
Group: do_i<0~(ndo-1)> (capability.ndo > 0)
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
normalstate
open, grounded
1/1
Indicate open circuit or closed circuit (inactive status)
Group: security
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
privilege_do
view, operator, admin
6/6
Indicate which privileges and above can
control digital output
privilege_camctrl
104 - User's Manual
view, operator, admin
6/6
Indicate which privileges and above can
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control PTZ
user_i0_name
string[64]
6/7
User name of root
user_i<1~20>_name
string[64]
6/7
User name
user_i0_pass
password[64]
6/6
Root password
user_i<1~20>_pass
password[64]
7/6
User password
user_i0_privilege
viewer, operator, admin
6/7
Root privilege
user_i<1~20>_ privilege
viewer, operator, admin
6/6
User privilege
Group: network
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
type
lan, pppoe
6/6
Network connection type.
preprocess
0~15
6/6
Stop related process before setting port value.
resetip
<boolean>
6/6
1 => Get ipaddress, subnet, router, dns1, dns2 from DHCP server
at next reboot.
0 => Use preset ipaddress, subnet, rounter, dns1, and dns2.
ipaddress
<ip address>
6/6
IP address of server.
subnet
<ip address>
6/6
Subnet mask.
router
<ip address>
6/6
Default gateway.
dns1
<ip address>
6/6
Primary DNS server.
dns2
<ip address>
6/6
Secondary DNS server.
wins1
<ip address>
6/6
Primary WINS server.
wins2
<ip address>
6/6
Secondary WINS server.
Subgroup of network: ieee8021x
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
6/6
Enable/disable IEEE 802.1x
eapmethod
eap-peap, eap-tls
6/6
Selected EAP method
identity_peap
String[64]
6/6
PEAP identity
identity_tls
String[64]
6/6
TLS identity
password
String[254]
6/6
Password for TLS
privatekeypassword
String[254]
6/6
Password for PEAP
ca_exist
<boolean>
6/6
CA installed flag
ca_time
<integer>
6/7
CA installed time. Represented in EPOCH
ca_size
<integer>
6/7
CA file size (in bytes)
certificate_exist
<boolean>
6/6
Certificate installed flag (for TLS)
certificate_time
<integer>
6/7
Certificate installed time. Represented in EPOCH
certificate_size
<integer>
6/7
Certificate file size (in bytes)
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privatekey_exist
<boolean>
6/6
Private key installed flag (for TLS)
privatekey_time
<integer>
6/7
Private key installed time. Represented in EPOCH
privatekey_size
<integer>
6/7
Private key file size (in bytes)
Subgroup of network: qos
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
cos_enable
<boolean>
6/6
Enable/disable CoS (IEEE 802.1p)
cos_vlanid
1~4095
6/6
VLAN ID
cos_video
0~7
6/6
Video channel for CoS
cos_audio
0~7
6/6
Audio channel for CoS
cos_eventalarm
0~7
6/6
Event/alarm channel for CoS
cos_management
0~7
6/6
Management channel for CoS
cos_eventtunnel
0~7
6/6
Event/Control channel for CoS
dscp_enable
<boolean>
6/6
Enable/disable DSCP
dscp_video
0~63
6/6
Video channel for DSCP
dscp_audio
0~63
6/6
Audio channel for DSCP
dscp_eventalarm
0~63
6/6
Event/alarm channel for DSCP
dscp_management
0~63
6/6
Management channel for DSCP
Subgroup of network: ipv6
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
6/6
Enable IPv6.
addonipaddress
<ip address>
6/6
IPv6 IP address.
addonprefixlen
0~128
6/6
IPv6 prefix length.
addonrouter
<ip address>
6/6
IPv6 router address.
addondns
<ip address>
6/6
IPv6 DNS address.
allowoptional
<boolean>
6/6
Allow manually setup of IP address setting.
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
Subgroup of network: ftp
NAME
VALUE
(get/set)
port
21, 1025~65535
6/6
Local ftp server port.
Subgroup of network: http
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
port
106 - User's Manual
80, 1025 ~ 65535
6/6
HTTP port.
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alternateport
1025~65535
6/6
Alternate HTTP port.
authmode
basic, digest
1/6
HTTP authentication mode.
s0_accessname
string[32]
1/6
HTTP server push access name for stream 1.
(capability.protocol.spush_mjpeg =1 and
video.stream.count>0)
s1_accessname
string[32]
1/6
HTTP server push access name for stream 2.
(capability.protocol.spush_mjpeg =1 and
video.stream.count>1)
s2_accessname
string[32]
1/6
Http server push access name for stream 3
(capability.protocol.spush_mjpeg =1 and
video.stream.count>2)
s3_accessname
string[32]
1/6
Http server push access name for stream 4
(capability.protocol.spush_mjpeg =1 and
video.stream.count>3)
s4_accessname
string[32]
1/6
Http server push access name for stream 5
(capability.protocol.spush_mjpeg =1 and
video.stream.count>4)
anonymousviewing
<boolean>
1/6
Enable anoymous streaming viewing.
Subgroup of network: https
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
port
443, 1025 ~ 65535
6/6
HTTPS port.
Subgroup of network: rtsp
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
port
554, 1025 ~ 65535
1/6
RTSP port. (capability.protocol.rtsp=1)
anonymousvi
<boolean>
1/6
Enable anoymous streaming viewing.
disable, basic, digest
1/6
RTSP authentication mode.
ewing
authmode
(capability.protocol.rtsp=1)
s0_accessna
string[32]
1/6
me
s1_accessna
(capability.protocol.rtsp=1 and video.stream.count>0)
string[32]
1/6
me
s2_accessna
RTSP access name for stream2.
(capability.protocol.rtsp=1 and video.stream.count>1)
string[32]
1/6
me
s3_accessna
RTSP access name for stream1.
RTSP access name for stream3
(capability.protocol.rtsp=1 and video.stream.count>2)
string[32]
1/6
RTSP access name for stream4
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me
(capability.protocol.rtsp=1 and video.stream.count>3)
s0_audiotrac
<integer>
6/6
The current audio track for stream1.
k
-1 => audio mute
s1_audiotrac
<integer>
6/6
The current audio track for stream2.
k
-1 => audio mute
s2_audiotrac
<integer>
6/6
The current audio track for stream2.
k
-1 => audio mute
s3_audiotrac
<integer>
6/6
The current audio track for stream2.
k
-1 => audio mute
Subgroup of network_rtsp_s<0~(n-1)>: multicast, n is stream count
(capability.protocol.rtp.multicast=1)
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
alwaysmulticast
<boolean>
4/4
Enable always multicast.
ipaddress
<ip address>
4/4
Multicast IP address.
videoport
1025 ~ 65535
4/4
Multicast video port.
audioport
1025 ~ 65535
4/4
Multicast audio port.
ttl
1 ~ 255
4/4
Multicast time to live value.
Subgroup of network: sip
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
port
1025 ~ 65535
1/6
SIP port. (capability.protocol.sip=1)
Subgroup of network: rtp
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
videoport
1025 ~ 65535
6/6
Video channel port for RTP. (capability.protocol.rtp_unicast=1)
audioport
1025 ~ 65535
6/6
Audio channel port for RTP. (capability.protocol.rtp_unicast=1)
Subgroup of network: pppoe
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
user
string[128]
6/6
PPPoE account user name.
pass
password[64]
6/6
PPPoE account password.
108 - User's Manual
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Group: ipfilter
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
6/6
Enable access list filtering.
admin_enable
<boolean>
6/6
Enable administrator IP address.
admin_ip
String[44]
6/6
Administrator IP address.
maxconnection
1~10
6/6
Maximum number of concurrent streaming
connection(s).
allow_i<0~9>_start
1.0.0.0 ~
6/6
Allowed starting IPv4 address for connection.
6/6
Allowed ending IPv4 address for connection.
6/6
Denied starting IPv4 address for connection.
6/6
Denied ending IPv4 address for connection.
255.255.255.255
allow_i<0~9>_end
1.0.0.0 ~
255.255.255.255
deny_i<0~9>_start
1.0.0.0 ~
255.255.255.255
deny_i<0~9>_end
1.0.0.0 ~
255.255.255.255
ipv6_allow_i<0~9>
String[44]
6/6
Allowed IPv6 address for connection.
ipv6_deny_i<0~9>
String[44]
6/6
Denied IPv6 address for connection.
Group: videoin_c<0~(n-1)> for n channel products, and m is stream number
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
modulation
ntsc, pal, auto
4/4
Set video input modulation type. (videoin.type=0)
(product dependent)
color
0, 1
4/4
0 =>monochrome
1 => color
flip
<boolean>
4/4
Flip the image.
mirror
<boolean>
4/4
Mirror the image.
ptzstatus
<integer>
1/7
A 32-bit integer, each bit can be set separately as
follows:
Bit 0 => Support camera control function; 0(not
support), 1(support)
Bit 1 => Built-in or external camera; 0
(external), 1(built-in)
Bit 2 => Support pan operation; 0(not support),
1(support)
Bit 3 => Support tilt operation; 0(not support),
1(support)
Bit 4 => Support zoom operation; 0(not support),
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1(support)
Bit 5 => Support focus operation; 0(not support),
1(support)
text
string[16]
1/4
Enclose caption.
imprinttimestamp
<boolean>
4/4
Overlay time stamp on video.
s<0~(m-1)>_codec
h264, mpeg4,
1/4
Video codec type.
type
mjpeg
s<0~(m-1)>_resolu
QCIF, 176x120,
1/4
Video resolution in pixels.
tion
176x144,
4/4
Intra frame period in milliseconds.
4/4
cbr, constant bitrate
CIF, 352x240,
352x288, 4CIF,
704x480,
704x576 D1,
720x480
720x576
s<0~(m-1)>_h264
250, 500, 1000,
_intraperiod
2000, 3000, 4000
s<0~(m-1)>_h264
cbr, vbr
_ratecontrolmode
s<0~(m-1)>_h264
vbr, fix quality
99, 1~5
4/4
_quant
Quality of video when choosing vbr in
“ratecontrolmode”.
99 is the customized manual input setting.
1 = worst quality, 5 = best quality.
s<0~(m-1)>_h264
0~51
7/4
_qvalue
The specific quality parameter of the H264
encoder.
0 = best quality, 51 = worst quality.
s<0~(m-1)>_h264
1000~4000000
4/4
_bitrate
s<0~(m-1)>_h264
Set bit rate in bps when choosing cbr in
“ratecontrolmode”.
1~30
1/4
Set maximum frame rate in fps (for H.264).
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg
250, 500, 1000,
4/4
Intra frame period in milliseconds.
4_intraperiod
2000, 3000, 4000
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg
cbr, vbr
4/4
cbr, constant bitrate
_maxframe
4_ratecontrolmode
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg
vbr, fix quality
0, 1~5
4/4
4_quant
Quality of video when choosing vbr in
“ratecontrolmode”.
0 is the customized manual input setting.
1 = worst quality, 5 = best quality.
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg
110 - User's Manual
1~31
7/4
The specific quality parameter of the Mpeg4
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4_quantlevel
encoder.
1 = best quality, 31 = worst quality.
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg
1000~4000000
4/4
Set bit rate in bps when choosing cbr in
4_bitrate
“ratecontrolmode”.
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg
1~30
1/4
Set maximum frame rate in fps (for MPEG-4).
1~31
4/4
Manual video quality level input - choose customize
4_maxframe
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg
4_qvalue
input “mpeg4_quant = 0” (for MPEG-4).
s<0~(m-1)>_mjpe
1~5
4/4
Quality of JPEG video. 0 is the customized manual
g_quant
input setting. 1 = worst quality, 5 = best quality.
s<0~(m-1)>_mjpe
2~97
7/4
The specific quality parameter of the JPEG encoder.
g_quantlevel
2 = best quality, 97 = worst quality.
s<0~(m-1)>_mjpe
1~30
1/4
Set maximum frame rate in fps (for JPEG).
2~97
4/4
Manual video quality level input - choose customize
g_maxframe
s<0~(m-1)>_mjpe
g_qvalue
input “mjpeg_quant = 0” (for MJPEG).
s<0~(m-1)>_forcei
1
7/6
Force I frame.
enablewdr
<boolean>
6/6
Enable/disable WDR
Group: audioin_c<0~(n-1)> for n channel products (capability.audioin>0)
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
source
linein
4/4
Linein => use line input.
mute
0, 1
4/4
Enable audio mute.
gain
0~37
4/4
Gain of input.
boostmic
0~37
4/4
Gain of input.
s<0~(m-1)>_codectype
aac4, gamr
4/4
Set audio codec type for input.
s<0~(m-1)>_aac4_bitrate
16000, 32000, 48000, 64000,
4/4
Set AAC4 bitrate in bps.
4/4
Set AMR bitrate in bps.
96000, 128000
s<0~(m-1)>_gamr_bitrate
4750, 5150, 5900, 6700,
7400, 7950, 10200, 12200
Group: image_c<0~(n-1)> for n channel products
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
brightness
<product dependent>
4/4
Adjust brightness of image according to mode settings.
saturation
-5 ~ 5
4/4
Adjust saturation of image according to mode settings.
contrast
-5 ~ 5
4/4
Adjust contrast of image according to mode settings.
sharpness
<product dependent>
4/4
Adjust sharpness of image according to mode settings.
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Group: imagepreview_c<0~(n-1)> for n channel products
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
brightness
<product dependent>
4/4
Preview of brightness adjustment of image according to
mode settings.
saturation
-5 ~ 5
4/4
Preview of saturation adjustment of image according to
mode settings.
contrast
-5 ~ 5
4/4
Preview of contrast adjustment of image according to
mode settings.
sharpness
<product dependent>
4/4
Preview of sharpness adjustment of image according to
mode settings.
Group: timeshift, c for n channel products, m is stream number
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
4/4
Enable time shift streaming.
c<0~(n-1)>_s<0~(
<boolean>
4/4
Enable time shift streaming for specific stream.
m-1)>_allow
(product dependent)
Group: motion_c<0~(n-1)> for m profile and n channel product
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
4/4
Enable motion detection.
win_i<0~2>_enable
<boolean>
4/4
Enable motion window 1~3.
win_i<0~2>_name
string[14]
4/4
Name of motion window 1~3.
win_i<0~2>_left
0 ~ 320
4/4
Left coordinate of window position.
win_i<0~2>_top
0 ~ 240
4/4
Top coordinate of window position.
win_i<0~2>_width
0 ~ 320
4/4
Width of motion detection window.
win_i<0~2>_height
0 ~ 240
4/4
Height of motion detection window.
win_i<0~2>_objsize
0 ~ 100
4/4
Percent of motion detection window.
win_i<0~2>_sensitivity
0 ~ 100
4/4
Sensitivity of motion detection window.
Group: tampering_c<0~(n-1)> for n channel product
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
4/4
Enable or disable tamper detection.
threshold
0 ~ 255
4/4
Threshold of tamper detection.
duration
10 ~ 600
4/4
If tampering value exceeds the ‘threshold’ for more than ‘duration’,
then tamper detection is triggered.
112 - User's Manual
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Group: ddns
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
6/6
Enable or disable the dynamic DNS.
provider
Safe100,
6/6
Safe100 => safe100.net
DyndnsDynamic,
DyndnsDynamic => dyndns.org (dynamic)
DyndnsCustom,
DyndnsCustom => dyndns.org (custom)
TZO,
TZO => tzo.com
DHS,
DHS => dhs.org
DynInterfree,
DynInterfree =>dyn-interfree.it
PeanutHull,
PeanutHull => PeanutHull
CustomSafe100
CustomSafe100 => Custom server using safe100
method
<provider>_hostname
string[128]
6/6
Your dynamic hostname.
<provider>_usernam
string[64]
6/6
Your user or email to login to the DDNS service
eemail
provider
<provider>_password
string[64]
6/6
key
Your password or key to login to the DDNS service
provider.
<provider>_serverna
string[128]
6/6
me
The server name for safe100. (This field only
exists if the provider is customsafe100)
Group: upnppresentation
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
6/6
Enable or disable the UPNP presentation service.
Group: upnpportforwarding
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
6/6
Enable or disable the UPNP port forwarding service.
upnpnatstatus
0~3
6/7
The status of UpnP port forwarding, used internally. 0 = OK, 1 =
FAIL, 2 = no IGD router, 3 = no need for port forwarding
Group: syslog
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enableremotelog
<boolean>
6/6
Enable remote log.
serverip
<IP address>
6/6
Log server IP address.
serverport
514, 1025~65535
6/6
Server port used for log.
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level
0~7
6/6
Levels used to distinguish the importance of the
information:
0: LOG_EMERG
1: LOG_ALERT
2: LOG_CRIT
3: LOG_ERR
4: LOG_WARNING
5: LOG_NOTICE
6: LOG_INFO
7: LOG_DEBUG
Group: camctrl_c<0~(n-1)> for n channel product (capability.ptzenabled)
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
panspeed
-5 ~ 5
1/4
Pan speed
tiltspeed
-5 ~ 5
1/4
Tilt speed
zoomspeed
-5 ~ 5
1/4
Zoom speed
autospeed
-5 ~ 5
1/4
Auto pan speed
focusspeed
-5 ~ 5
1/4
Auto focus speed
patrolseq
string[64]
1/4
(For external device) The indexes of patrol points, separated by “,”
patroldwelli
string[128]
1/4
(For external device) The dwelling time of each patrol point,
ng
separated by “,”
Group: snmp (capability.snmp) (product dependent)
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
v2
0~1
6/6
SNMP v2 enabled. 0 for disable, 1 for enable
v3
0~1
6/6
SNMP v3 enabled. 0 for disable, 1 for enable
secnamerw
string[31]
6/6
Read/write security name
secnamero
string[31]
6/6
Read only security name
authpwrw
string[8~128]
6/6
Read/write authentication password
authpwro
string[8~128]
6/6
Read only authentication password
authtyperw
MD5,SHA
6/6
Read/write authentication type
authtypero
MD5,SHA
6/6
Read only authentication type
encryptpwrw
string[8~128]
6/6
Read/write passwrd
encryptpwro
string[8~128]
6/6
Read only password
encrypttyperw
DES
6/6
Read/write encryption type
encrypttypero
DES
6/6
Read only encryption type
rwcommunity
string[31]
6/6
Read/write community
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rocommunity
string[31]
6/6
Ready only community
syslocation
string[128]
6/6
Description of Camera location (Ex. Address)
syscontact
string[128]
6/6
Description of Camera contactor (Ex. E-mail)
Group: privacymask_c<0~(n-1)> for n channel product
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
4/4
Enable privacy mask.
win_i<0~4>_enable
<boolean>
4/4
Enable privacy mask window.
win_i<0~4>_name
string[14]
4/4
Name of the privacy mask window.
win_i<0~4>_left
0 ~ 320/352
4/4
Left coordinate of window position.
win_i<0~4>_top
0 ~ 240/288
4/4
Top coordinate of window position.
win_i<0~4>_width
0 ~ 320/352
4/4
Width of privacy mask window.
win_i<0~4>_height
0 ~ 240/288
4/4
Height of privacy mask window.
Group: capability
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
api_httpversion
0200a
0/7
The HTTP API version.
bootuptime
<positive integer>
0/7
Server bootup time.
nir
0, <positive integer>
0/7
Number of IR interfaces.
npir
0, <positive integer>
0/7
Number of PIRs.
ndi
0, <positive integer>
0/7
Number of digital inputs.
ndo
0, <positive integer>
0/7
Number of digital outputs.
naudioin
0, <positive integer>
0/7
Number of audio inputs.
naudioout
0, <positive integer>
0/7
Number of audio outputs.
nvideoin
<positive integer>
0/7
Number of video inputs.
nmediastream
<positive integer>
0/7
Number of media stream per channels.
nvideosetting
<positive integer>
0/7
Number of video settings per channel.
naudiosetting
<positive integer>
0/7
Number of audio settings per channel.
nuart
0, <positive integer>
0/7
Number of UART interfaces.
nvideoinprofile
<positive integer>
0/7
Number of videoin profiles.
nmotionprofile
<positive integer>
0/7
Number of motion profiles.
ptzenabled
<positive integer>
0/7
An 32-bit integer, each bit can be set
separately as follows:
Bit 0 => Support camera control function;
0(not support), 1(support)
Bit 1 => Built-in or external camera;
0(external), 1(built-in)
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Bit 2 => Support pan operation, 0(not
support), 1(support)
Bit 3 => Support tilt operation; 0(not support),
1(support)
Bit 4 => Support zoom operation; 0(not
support), 1(support)
Bit 5 => Support focus operation; 0(not
support), 1(support)
Bit 6 => Support iris operation; 0(not
support), 1(support)
Bit 7 => External or built-in PT; 0(built-in),
1(external)
Bit 8 => Invalidate bit 1 ~ 7; 0(bit 1 ~ 7 are
valid), 1(bit 1 ~ 7 are invalid)
Bit 9 => Reserved bit; Invalidate lens_pan,
Lens_tilt, lens_zoon, lens_focus, len_iris.
0(fields are valid), 1(fields are invalid)
npreset
<positive integer>
0/7
Number of preset locations.
eptz
<positive integer>
0/7
A 32-bit integer, each bit can be set separately
as follows:
Bit 0 => stream 1 supports ePTZ or not.
Bit 1 => stream 2 supports ePTZ or not.
The rest may be deduced by analogy
protocol_https
< boolean >
0/7
Indicate whether to support HTTP over SSL.
protocol_rtsp
< boolean >
0/7
Indicate whether to support RTSP.
protocol_sip
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support SIP.
protocol_maxconn
<positive integer>
0/7
The maximum allowed simultaneous
ection
protocol_maxgenc
connections.
<positive integer>
0/7
The maximum general streaming connections .
<positive integer>
0/7
The maximum megapixel streaming
onnection
protocol_maxmeg
aconnection
protocol_rtp_multi
connections.
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support scalable multicast.
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support backchannel
cast_scalable
protocol_rtp_multi
cast_backchannel
multicast.
protocol_rtp_tcp
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support RTP over TCP.
protocol_rtp_http
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support RTP over HTTP.
protocol_spush_mj
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support server push
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peg
MJPEG.
protocol_snmp
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support SNMP.
protocol_ipv6
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support IPv6.
videoin_type
0, 1, 2
0/7
0 => Interlaced CCD
1 => Progressive CCD
2 => CMOS
videoin_resolution
<a list of available
0/7
Available resolutions list.
0/7
Available maximum frame list.
0/7
Available codec list.
0/7
Available codec list.
0/7
Indicate whether to support acoustic echo
resolution separated by
commas>
videoin_maxframe
<a list of available
rate
maximum frame rate
separated by commas>
videoin_codec
<a list of available
codec types separated
by commas>
videoout_codec
<a list of the available
codec types separated
by commas)
audio_aec
<boolean>
cancellation.
audio_extmic
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support external
microphone input.
audio_linein
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support external line input.
audio_lineout
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support line output.
audio_headphoneo
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support headphone
ut
audioin_codec
output.
<a list of the available
0/7
Available codec list.
0/7
Available codec list.
0/7
Indicate whether to support HTTP tunnel for
codec types separated
by commas)
audioout_codec
<a list of the available
codec types separated
by commas)
uart_httptunnel
<boolean>
UART transfer.
camctrl_privilege
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support “Manage Privilege”
of PTZ control in the Security page.
transmission_mod
Tx, Rx, Both
0/7
e
network_wire
Indicate transmission mode of the machine: TX
= server, Rx = receiver box, Both = DVR.
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support Ethernet.
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network_wireless
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support wireless.
wireless_s802dot1
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support wireless
1b
wireless_s802dot1
802.11b+.
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support wireless 802.11g.
1 ~ 14
0/7
Indicate the begin channel of wireless network
1 ~ 14
0/7
Indicate the end channel of wireless network
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support wireless WEP.
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support wireless WPA.
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support wireless WPA2.
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support the upgrade
1g
wireless_begincha
nnel
wireless_endchann
el
wireless_encrypt_
wep
wireless_encrypt_
wpa
wireless_encrypt_
wpa2
derivative_brand
function for the derivative brand. For example,
if the value is true, the VVTK product can be
upgraded to VVXX. (TCVV<->TCXX is
excepted)
evctrlchannel
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support HTTP tunnel for
event/control transfer.
joystick
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support joystick control.
storage_dbenabled
<boolean>
0/7
Media files are indexed in database.
nanystream
<positive integer>
0/7
number of any media stream per channel
iva
<boolean>
0/7
Indicate whether to support Intelligent Video
analysis
Group: event_customtaskfile_i<0~2>
PARAMETER
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
name
string[41]
6/6
Custom script identification of this entry.
date
string[17]
6/6
Date of custom script.
time
string[17]
6/6
Time of custom script.
Group: event_i<0~2>
PARAMETER
VALUE
SECURITY DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
name
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string[40]
6/6
Identification of this entry.
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enable
0, 1
6/6
Enable or disable this event.
priority
0, 1, 2
6/6
Indicate the priority of this event:
“0” = low priority
“1” = normal priority
“2” = high priority
delay
1~999
6/6
Delay in seconds before detecting the next event.
trigger
boot,
6/6
Indicate the trigger condition:
di,
“boot” = System boot
motion,
“di”= Digital input
seq,
“motion” = Video motion detection
visignal,
“seq” = Periodic condition
virestore,
“visignal” = Video input signal loss.
pir,
“virestore” = Video input signal resotore
recnotify,
“pir” = PIR detection.
tampering,
“recnotify” = Recording notification.
“tampering” = Tamper detection.
triggerstatus
String[40] 6/6
The status for event trigger
di
<integer> 6/6
Indicate which DI detects. This field is required
when trigger condition is “di”. One bit represents
one digital input. The LSB indicates DI 0.
mdwin
<integer> 6/6
Indicate which motion detection windows detect.
This field is required when trigger condition is
“md”. One bit represents one window. The LSB
indicates the 1st window. For example, to detect
the 1st and 3rd windows, set mdwin as 5.
inter
1~999
6/6
Interval of snapshots in minutes. This field is used
when trigger condition is “seq”.
weekday
0~127
6/6
Indicate which weekday is scheduled. One bit
represents one weekday.
bit0 (LSB) = Saturday
bit1 = Friday
bit2 = Thursday
bit3 = Wednesday
bit4 = Tuesday
bit5 = Monday
bit6 = Sunday
For example, to detect events on Friday and
Sunday, set weekday as 66.
begintime
hh:mm
6/6
Begin time of the weekly schedule.
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endtime
hh:mm
6/6
End time of the weekly schedule.
(00:00 ~ 24:00 sets schedule as always on)
action_do_i<0~(ndo-1)>_enable 0, 1
6/6
Enable or disable trigger digital output.
action_do_i<0~(ndo-1)>_duratio 1~999
6/6
Duration of the digital output trigger in seconds.
6/6
Enable media write on CF.
n
action_cf_enable
0. 1
action_cf_folder
string[128] 6/6
Path to store media.
action_cf_media
NULL, 0~4 6/6
Index of the attached media.
action_cf_datefolder
<boolean> 6/6
Enable this to create folders by date, time, and
hour automatically.
action_server_i<0~4>_enable
0, 1
6/6
Enable or disable this server action.
The default value is 0.
action_server_i<0~4>_media
NULL, 0~4 6/6
Index of the attached media.
action_server_i<0~4>_datefolde <boolean> 6/6
Enable this to create folders by date, time, and
r
hour automatically.
action_goto_enable
<Boolean> 6/6
Enable/disable ptz goto preset on event triggered.
action_goto_name
string[40]
Preset name that ptz goto on event triggered.
6/6
Group: server_i<0~4>
PARAMETER
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
name
string[40]
6/6
Identification of this entry
type
email,
6/6
Indicate the server type:
ftp,
“email” = email server
http,
“ftp” = FTP server
ns
“http” = HTTP server
“ns” = network storage
http_url
string[128]
6/6
URL of the HTTP server to upload.
http_username
string[64]
6/6
Username to log in to the server.
http_passwd
string[64]
6/6
Password of the user.
ftp_address
string[128]
6/6
FTP server address.
ftp_username
string[64]
6/6
Username to log in to the server.
ftp_passwd
string[64]
6/6
Password of the user.
ftp_port
0~65535
6/6
Port to connect to the server.
ftp_location
string[128]
6/6
Location to upload or store the media.
ftp_passive
0, 1
6/6
Enable or disable passive mode.
0 = disable passive mode
1 = enable passive mode
email_address
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string[128]
6/6
Email server address.
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email_sslmode
0, 1
6/6
Enable support SSL.
email_port
0~65535
6/6
Port to connect to the server.
email_username
string[64]
6/6
Username to log in to the server.
email_passwd
string[64]
6/6
Password of the user.
email_senderemail
string[128]
6/6
Email address of the sender.
email_recipientemail
string[128]
6/6
Email address of the recipient.
ns_location
string[128]
6/6
Location to upload or store the media.
ns_username
string[64]
6/6
Username to log in to the server.
ns_passwd
string[64]
6/6
Password of the user.
ns_workgroup
string[64]
6/6
Workgroup for network storage.
Group: media_i<0~4> (media_freespace is used internally.)
PARAMETER
VALUE
SECURITY DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
name
string[40]
6/6
Identification of this entry
type
snapshot,
6/6
Media type to send to the server or store on the server.
6/6
Indicate the source of media stream. 0 means the first
systemlog,
videoclip
snapshot_source
<integer>
stream. 1 means the second stream and etc. 2 means
the third stream and etc. 3 means the fourth stream
and etc.
snapshot_prefix
string[16]
6/6
Indicate the prefix of the filename.
snapshot_datesuffix
0, 1
6/6
Add date and time suffix to filename:
1 = Add date and time suffix.
0 = Do not add.
snapshot_preevent
0~7
6/6
Indicates the number of pre-event images.
snapshot_postevent
0~7
6/6
The number of post-event images.
videoclip_source
<integer>
6/6
Indicate the source of media stream. 0 means the first
stream. 1 means the second stream and etc. 2 means
the third stream and etc. 3 means the fourth stream
and etc.
videoclip_prefix
string[16]
6/6
Indicate the prefix of the filename.
videoclip_preevent
0~9
6/6
Indicates the time for pre-event recording in seconds.
videoclip_maxduration 1 ~ 10
6/6
Maximum duration of one video clip in seconds.
videoclip_maxsize
6/6
Maximum size of one video clip file in Kbytes.
50 ~ 1500
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Group: recording_i<0~1>
PARAMETER VALUE
SECURITY DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
name
string[40]
6/6
Identification of this entry.
trigger
schedule, networkfail 6/6
Trigger type of this entry.
enable
0, 1
6/6
Enable or disable this recording.
priority
0, 1, 2
6/6
Indicate the priority of this recording:
“0” indicates low priority.
“1” indicates normal priority.
“2” indicates high priority.
source
<integer>
6/6
Indicate the source of media stream. 0 means the first stream.
1 means the second stream and etc. 2 means the third stream
and etc. 3 means the fourth stream and etc.
limitsize
0,1
6/6
0: Entire free space mechanism
1: Limit recording size mechanism
cyclic
0,1
6/6
0: Disable cyclic recording
1: Enable cyclic recording
notify
0,1
6/6
0: Disable recording notification
1: Enable recording notification
notifyserver 0~31
6/6
Indicate which notification server is scheduled. One bit
represents one application server (server_i0~i4).
bit0 (LSB) = server_i0.
bit1 = server_i1.
bit2 = server_i2.
bit3 = server_i3.
bit4 = server_i4.
For example, enable server_i0, server_i2, and server_i4 as
notification servers; the notifyserver value is 21.
weekday
0~127
6/6
Indicate which weekday is scheduled. One bit represents one
weekday.
bit0 (LSB) = Saturday
bit1 = Friday
bit2 = Thursday
bit3 = Wednesday
bit4 = Tuesday
bit5 = Monday
bit6 = Sunday
For example, to detect events on Friday and Sunday, set
weekday as 66.
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begintime
hh:mm
6/6
Start time of the weekly schedule.
endtime
hh:mm
6/6
End time of the weekly schedule. (00:00~24:00 indicates
schedule always on)
prefix
string[16]
6/6
Indicate the prefix of the filename.
cyclesize
20~
6/6
The maximum size for cycle recording in Kbytes when
choosing to limit recording size.
reserveamo 15~
6/6
unt
dest
The reserved amount in Mbytes when choosing cyclic recording
mechanism.
cf, 0~4
6/6
The destination to store the recorded data.
“cf” means CF card.
“0~4” means the index of the network storage.
cffolder
string[128]
6/6
Folder name.
Group: https (product dependent)
NAME
VALUE
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
6/6
To enable or disable secure HTTP.
policy
<Boolean>
6/6
If the value is 1, it will force HTTP connection redirect to
HTTPS connection
method
status
auto,
6/6
auto => Create self-signed certificate automatically.
manual,
manual => Create self-signed certificate manually.
install
install => Create certificate request and install.
-3 ~ 1
6/6
Specify the https status.
-3 = Certificate not installed
-2 = Invalid public key
-1 = Waiting for certificate
0 = Not installed
1 = Active
countryname
string[2]
6/6
Country name in the certificate information.
stateorprovincename
string[128]
6/6
State or province name in the certificate information.
localityname
string[128]
6/6
The locality name in the certificate information.
organizationname
string[64]
6/6
Organization name in the certificate information.
unit
string[32]
6/6
Organizational unit name in the certificate information.
commonname
string[64]
6/6
Common name in the certificate information.
validdays
0 ~ 9999
6/6
Valid period for the certification.
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Group: disk_i<0~(n-1)> n is the total number of storage devices.
PARAMETER
VALUE
SECURITY DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
cyclic_enabled
<boolean>
6/6
Enable cyclic storage method.
autocleanup_enabled <boolean>
6/6
Enable automatic clean up method. Expired and not
locked media files will be deleted.
autocleanup_maxage <positive integer> 6/6
To specify the expired days for automatic clean up.
Drive the Digital Output
Note: This request requires Viewer privileges.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/dido/setdo.cgi?do1=<state>[&do2=<state>]
[&do3=<state>][&do4=<state>][&return=<return page>]
Where state is 0 or 1; “0” means inactive or normal state, while “1” means active or triggered state.
PARAMETER VALUE
DESCRIPTION
do<num>
0 – Inactive, normal state
0, 1
1 – Active, triggered state
return
<return
Redirect to the page <return page> after the parameter is assigned. The <return
page>
page> can be a full URL path or relative path according to the current path. If you
omit this parameter, it will redirect to an empty page.
Example: Drive the digital output 1 to triggered state and redirect to an empty page.
http://myserver/cgi-bin/dido/setdo.cgi?do1=1
Query Status of the Digital Input
Note: This request requires Viewer privileges.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/dido/getdi.cgi?[di0][&di1][&di2][&di3]
If no parameter is specified, all of the digital input statuses will be returned.
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Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/plain\r\n
Content-Length: <length>\r\n
\r\n
[di0=<state>]\r\n
[di1=<state>]\r\n
[di2=<state>]\r\n
[di3=<state>]\r\n
where <state> can be 0 or 1.
Example: Query the status of digital input 1.
Request:
http://myserver/cgi-bin/dido/getdi.cgi?di1
Response:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/plain\r\n
Content-Length: 7\r\n
\r\n
di1=1\r\n
Query Status of the Digital Output
Note: This request requires Viewer privileges.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/dido/getdo.cgi?[do0][&do1][&do2][&do3]
If no parameter is specified, all the digital output statuses will be returned.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/plain\r\n
Content-Length: <length>\r\n
\r\n
[do0=<state>]\r\n
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[do1=<state>]\r\n
[do2=<state>]\r\n
[do3=<state>]\r\n
where <state> can be 0 or 1.
Example: Query the status of digital output 1.
Request:
http://myserver/cgi-bin/dido/getdo.cgi?do1
Response:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/plain\r\n
Content-Length: 7\r\n
\r\n
do1=1\r\n
Capture Single Snapshot
Note: This request requires Normal User privileges.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/viewer/video.jpg?[channel=<value>][&resolution=<value>]
[&quality=<value>][&streamid=<value>]
If the user requests a size larger than all stream settings on the server, this request will fail.
PARAMETER
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
channel
0~(n-1)
The channel number of the video source.
resolution
<available resolution>
The resolution of the image.
quality
1~5
The quality of the image.
streamed <product dependent>
0~(m-1)
The stream number.
The server will return the most up-to-date snapshot of the selected channel and stream in JPEG format. The
size and quality of the image will be set according to the video settings on the server.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: image/jpeg\r\n
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[Content-Length: <image size>\r\n]
<binary JPEG image data>
Account Management
Note: This request requires Administrator privileges.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/editaccount.cgi?
method=<value>&username=<name>[&userpass=<value>][&privilege=<value>]
[&privilege=<value>][…][&return=<return page>]
PARAMETER VALUE
DESCRIPTION
method
Add an account to the server. When using this method, the “username” field is
Add
necessary. It will use the default value of other fields if not specified.
Delete
Remove an account from the server. When using this method, the “username”
field is necessary, and others are ignored.
edit
Modify the account password and privilege. When using this method, the
“username” field is necessary, and other fields are optional. If not specified, it
will keep the original settings.
username
<name>
The name of the user to add, delete, or edit.
userpass
<value>
The password of the new user to add or that of the old user to modify. The
default value is an empty string.
privilege
return
<value>
The privilege of the user to add or to modify.
viewer
Viewer privilege.
operator
Operator privilege.
admin
Administrator privilege.
<return page> Redirect to the page <return page> after the parameter is assigned. The
<return page> can be a full URL path or relative path according to the current
path. If you omit this parameter, it will redirect to an empty page.
System Logs
Note: This request requires Administrator privileges.
Method: GET/POST
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Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/syslog.cgi
Server will return the most up-to-date system log.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/plain\r\n
Content-Length: <syslog length>\r\n
\r\n
<system log information>\r\n
Upgrade Firmware
Note: This request requires Administrator privileges.
Method: POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/upgrade.cgi
Post data:
fimage=<file name>[&return=<return page>]\r\n
\r\n
<multipart encoded form data>
Server will accept the file named <file name> to upgrade the firmware and return with <return page> if
indicated.
System Information
Note: This request requires Normal User privileges. (obsolete)
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/sysinfo.cgi
Server will return the system information. In HTTP API version 2, the CapVersion will be 0200. All fields in the
previous version (0100) are obsolete. Please use “getparam.cgi?capability” instead.
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Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/plain\r\n
Content-Length: <system information length>\r\n
\r\n
Model=<model name of server>\r\n
CapVersion=0200\r\n
PARAMETER(supported VALUE
DESCRIPTION
capability version)
Model
system.firmwareversion
Model name of the server.
Ex:IP3133-VVTK-0100a
CapVersion
MMmm, MM is major version from 00 ~ 99 Capability field version.
mm is minor version from 00 ~ 99
ex: 0100
IP Filtering
Note: This request requires Administrator access privileges.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/ipfilter.cgi?
method=<value>&[start=<ipaddress>&end=<ipaddress>][&index=<value>]
[&return=<return page>]
PARAMETER VALUE
DESCRIPTION
Method
Add allowed IP address range to the server. Start and end parameters must be
addallow
specified. If the index parameter is specified, it will try to add starting from the
index position.
adddeny
Add denied IP address range to the server. Start and end parameters must be
specified. If the index parameter is specified, it will try to add starting from the
index position.
deleteallow
Remove allowed IP address range from server. If start and end parameters are
specified, it will try to remove the matched IP address. If index is specified, it will
try to remove the address from given index position. [start, end] parameters
have higher priority then the [index] parameter.
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deletedeny
Remove denied IP address range from server. If start and end parameters are
specified, it will try to remove the matched IP address. If index is specified, it will
try to remove the address from given index position. [start, end] parameters
have higher priority then the [index] parameter.
start
<ip address> The starting IP address to add or to delete.
end
<ip address> The ending IP address to add or to delete.
index
<value>
The start position to add or to delete.
return
<return
Redirect to the page <return page> after the parameter is assigned. The <return
page>
page> can be a full URL path or relative path according to the current path. If you
omit this parameter, it will redirect to an empty page.
Get SDP of Streams
Note: This request requires Viewer access privileges.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/<network_rtsp_s<0~m-1>_accessname>
“m” is the stream number.
“network_accessname_<0~(m-1)>” is the accessname for stream “1” to stream “m”. Please refer to the
“subgroup of network: rtsp” for setting the accessname of SDP.
You can get the SDP by HTTP GET.
Open the Network Stream
Note: This request requires Viewer access privileges.
Syntax:
For HTTP push server (MJPEG):
http://<servername>/<network_http_s<0~m-1>_accessname>
For RTSP (MP4), the user needs to input the URL below into an RTSP compatible player.
rtsp://<servername>/<network_rtsp_s<0~m-1>_accessname>
“m” is the stream number.
For details on streaming protocol, please refer to the “control signaling” and “data format” documents.
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Senddata (capability.nuart>0)
Note: This request requires Viewer privileges.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/viewer/senddata.cgi?
[com=<value>][&data=<value>][&flush=<value>] [&wait=<value>] [&read=<value>]
PARAMETER VALUE
com
DESCRIPTION
1 ~ <max. com port The target COM/RS485 port number.
number>
data
<hex decimal data>[, The <hex decimal data> is a series of digits from 0 ~ 9, A ~ F. Each
<hex decimal data>] comma separates the commands by 200 milliseconds.
flush
yes,no
yes: Receive data buffer of the COM port will be cleared before read.
no: Do not clear the receive data buffer.
wait
1 ~ 65535
Wait time in milliseconds before read data.
read
1 ~ 128
The data length in bytes to read. The read data will be in the return page.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/plain\r\n
Content-Length: <system information length>\r\n
\r\n
<hex decimal data>\r\n
Where hexadecimal data is digits from 0 ~ 9, A ~ F.
Storage managements (capability.storage.dbenabled=1)
Note: This request requires administrator privileges.
Method: GET and POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/lsctrl.cgi?cmd=<cmd_type>[&<parameter>=<value>…]
The commands usage and their input arguments are as follows.
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PARAMETER VALUE
DESCRIPTION
cmd_type
Required. Command to be executed, including search, insert, delete, update, and
<string>
queryStatus.
Command: search
PARAMETER VALUE
DESCRIPTION
label
Optional. The integer primary key column will automatically be assigned a
<integer
primary key>
triggerType <text>
unique integer.
Optional. Indicate the event trigger type. Please embrace your input value
with single quotes.
Ex. mediaType=’motion’ Support trigger types are product dependent.
mediaType
<text>
Optional. Indicate the file media type. Please embrace your input value
with single quotes.
Ex. mediaType=’videoclip’ Support trigger types are product dependent.
destPath
<text>
Optional. Indicate the file location in camera. Please embrace your input
value with single quotes.
Ex. destPath =’/mnt/auto/CF/NCMF/abc.mp4’
resolution
<text>
Optional. Indicate the media file resolution. Please embrace your input
value with single quotes.
Ex. resolution=’800x600’
isLocked
<boolean>
Optional. Indicate if the file is locked or not.
0: file is not locked.
1: file is locked.
A locked file would not be removed from UI or cyclic storage.
triggerTime <text>
Optional. Indicate the event trigger time. (not the file created time)
Format is “YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS” Please embrace your input value with
single quotes.
Ex. triggerTime=’2008-01-01 00:00:00’
If you want to search for a time period, please apply “TO” operation.
Ex. triggerTime=’2008-01-01 00:00:00’+TO+’2008-01-01 23:59:59’ is
to search for records from the start of Jan 1st 2008 to the end of Jan 1st
2008.
limit
<positive integer>
Optional. Limit the maximum number of returned search records.
offset
<positive integer>
Optional. Specifies how many rows to skip at the beginning of the matched
records. Note that the offset keyword is used after limit keyword.
To increase the flexibility of search command, you may use “OR” connectors for logical “OR” search
operations. Moreover, to search for a specific time period, you can use “TO” connector.
Ex. To search records triggered by motion or di or sequential and also triggered between 2008-01-01
00:00:00 and 2008-01-01 23:59:59.
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http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/lsctrl.cgi?cmd=search&triggerType=’motion’+OR+’di’+OR+’seq’&trigge
rTime=’2008-01-01 00:00:00’+TO+’2008-01-01 23:59:59’
Command: delete
PARAMETER VALUE
DESCRIPTION
label
Required. Identify the designated record.
<integer primary key>
Ex. label=1
Ex. Delete records whose key numbers are 1, 4, and 8.
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/lsctrl.cgi?cmd=delete&label=1&label=4&label=8
Command: update
PARAMETER
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
label
<integer primary key>
Required. Identify the designated record.
Ex. label=1
isLocked
<boolean>
Required. Indicate if the file is locked or not.
Ex. Update records whose key numbers are 1 and 5 to be locked status.
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/lsctrl.cgi?cmd=update&isLocked=1&label=1&label=5
Ex. Update records whose key numbers are 2 and 3 to be unlocked status.
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/lsctrl.cgi?cmd=update&isLocked=0&label=2&label=3
Command: queryStatus
PARAMETER
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
retType
xml or javascript
Optional.
Ex. retype=javascript
The default return message is in XML format.
Ex. Query local storage status and call for javascript format return message.
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/lsctrl.cgi?cmd=queryStatus&retType=javascript
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Ver 0�3
Technical Specifications
Specifications
System
Camera Control
Video
.CPU: TI DM365 SoC
.Flash: 128MB
.RAM: 128MB
.Embedded OS: Linux 2.6
Weight
.242 g
LED Indicator
.System power and status indicator
.System activity and network link indicator
.PTZ camera control through RS-485
.Supported devices and protocols:
DynaDome / SmartDome
Pelco D
LiLin
Pelco P
Samsung scc643
and customized types
.Supports CGI command serial driver
Power
.12V DC
.24V AC
.Power consumption: Max. 5W
.802.3af compliant Power-over-Ethernet
.Power output: 12V DC (420 mA)
Approvals
.CE, LVD, FCC, VCCI, C-Tick
Operating Environments
.Temperature: 0 ~ 55 °C (32 ~ 131 °F)
.Humidity: 20% ~ 80% RH
Viewing System
Requirements
.OS: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista
.Browser: Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer
6.x or above
.Real Player: 10.5 or above
.Quick Time: 6.5 or above
Installation, Management,
and Maintenance
.Installation Wizard 2
.32-CH ST7501 central management software
.Supports firmware upgrade
Applications
.SDK available for application development
and system integration
Warranty
.24 months
.Compression: H.264, MJPEG & MPEG-4
.Streaming:
Simultaneous multiple streams
H.264 streaming over UDP, TCP, HTTP or HTTPS
MPEG-4 streaming over UDP, TCP, HTTP or HTTPS
MPEG-4 multicast streaming
MJPEG streaming over HTTP or HTTPS
.Supports activity adaptive streaming for dynamic
frame rate control
.Frame rates:
H.264:
Up to 30/25 fps at 720 x 480 (NTSC) /720 x 576 (PAL)
MPEG-4:
Up to 30/25 fps at 720 x 480 (NTSC) /720 x 576 (PAL)
MJPEG:
Up to 30/25 fps at 720 x 480 (NTSC) /720 x 576 (PAL)
System Overview
.Compression:
GSM-AMR speech compression, bit rate:
4.75 kbps ~ 12.2 kbps
MPEG-4 AAC audio encoding, bit rate:
16 kbps ~ 128 kbps
.Interface:
Line level input: up to 1 Vrms
Audio output
.Supports two-way audio via SIP protocol
.Supports audio mute
Networking
.10/100 Mbps Ethernet, RJ-45
.Protocols: IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, UPnP,
RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP,
DNS, DDNS, PPPoE, CoS, QoS, SNMP and 802.1X
Alarm and
Event Management
.Triple-window video for motion detection
.Tamper detection
.One D/I and one D/O for external sensor and alarm
.Event notification using HTTP, SMTP or FTP
.Local recording of MP4 file
On-board Storage
Security
External
PreMicrophone Speaker amplifier
Analog
Camera
Audio
video
Users
.Live viewing for up to 10 clients
Dimension
.130 mm (D) x 78.35 mm (W) x 33.85 mm (H)
In
VS8102
Router
Notebook with
Web Browser
PC with
Recording Software
External View
.SD/SDHC card slot
.Stores snapshots and video clips
.Multi-level user access with password protection
.IP address filtering
.HTTPS encrypted data transmission
.802.1X port-based authentication for network protection
Out Audio
78�35 mm
78�35 mm
SD Card
Reset
Video
Front
Audio
Out
Audio
In
Ethernet
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
33�85 mm
Audio
.Adjustable image size, quality, and bit rate
.Time stamp, text caption, and frame rate overlay
.Flip & mirror
.Configurable brightness, contrast and saturation
.Supports privacy masks
33�85 mm
Image Settings
Back
All specifications are subject to change without notice. Copyright c 2009 VIVOTEK INC. All rights reserved.
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Technology License Notice
MPEG-4 AAC Technology
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE MPEG-4 AAC AUDIO PATENT LICENSE. THIS PRODUCT MAY
NOT BE DECOMPILED, REVERSE-ENGINEERED OR COPIED, EXCEPT WITH REGARD TO PC SOFTWARE,
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THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE
PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER FOR (i) ENCODING VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE
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WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/
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THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AMR-NB STANDARD PATENT LICENSE AGREEMENT. WITH
RESPECT TO THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, THE FOLLOWING LICENSORS’ PATENTS MAY APPLY:
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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
FCC Statement
This device compiles with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions.
■ This device may not cause harmful interference, and
■ This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the installation manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
CE Mark Warning
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Liability
VIVOTEK Inc. cannot be held responsible for any technical or typographical errors and reserves the right
to make changes to the product and manuals without prior notice. VIVOTEK Inc. makes no warranty
of any kind with regard to the material contained within this document, including, but not limited to, the
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose.
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