Dedicated Micros Eco4 Operating instructions

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Installation &
Operation Guide
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Features......................................................................................4
Configuring the Unit...................................................................16
Main Menu.................................................................................20
System......................................................................................22
Unit Status ................................................................................24
Alarm Status..............................................................................25
About.........................................................................................26
Language..................................................................................29
Time and Date ..........................................................................30
Serial Ports ...............................................................................32
Audio.........................................................................................35
Features ...................................................................................36
Maintain.....................................................................................40
Viewer Defaults ........................................................................48
Display . ....................................................................................50
User Accounts ..........................................................................52
Camera Setup...........................................................................55
Camera Overview......................................................................57
Record.......................................................................................59
Profile Record . .............................................................................. 60
JPEG Pre Trigger........................................................................... 64
Protect Video ............................................................................65
AoE............................................................................................67
Video Storage............................................................................68
Schedule...................................................................................72
Holiday & Weekend...................................................................74
Alarm Input..................................................................................... 76
Zone Input...................................................................................... 78
Zone Actions..............................................................................80
Activity Response Setup...........................................................83
Activity.......................................................................................85
Global Actions...........................................................................87
Network.....................................................................................90
Live Transmissions....................................................................92
Multicast Setup..........................................................................94
Email.........................................................................................96
Remote Reporting.....................................................................98
Firewall....................................................................................100
Archive....................................................................................101
Debug Parser..........................................................................103
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Contents
Whilst every attempt is made to ensure these manuals are accurate and current, Dedicated Micros reserve the right to alter or
modify the specification of the machine described herein without prejudice.
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Introduction
What is the…
Eco4 ?
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The new Eco4 from Dedicated Micros provides low cost multi channel recording with simultaneous
playback and viewing; ideal for the cost conscious user who needs reliable, networked, high
performance CCTV at an affordable price.
Available with 4 camera inputs, all offering telemetry control, the Eco4 has built in Alarm functionality
and onboard Activity detection software.
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The front panel softkey interface and the accompanying mouse enables simple, quick operation.
Dedicated Micros trademark plug and play intuitive set-up, user-friendly interface and configuration
menus common to both local monitor and web interface; help keep installation and operator training
to a minimum.
The Eco4 offers a global record rate of up to 100pps at CIF and can record up to 4 cameras
simultaneously in MPEG-4 or JPEG format.
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The Profile Record feature enables an operator to set different recording rates and resolutions
across scheduled, normal and alarm modes for all cameras.
As standard, the unit contains internal storage with USB ports for external archiving.
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Among the many other features included as standard on the Eco4 are; multiway display, multiple
language support, audio recording, activity detection and remote monitoring using NetVu ObserVer
(utilising DM’s unique TransCoding capabilities to provide fluent live and replay images).
The Eco4 is undoubtedly the ideal product when high-performance video recording and transmission
is required at an affordable cost.
For further information, please visit the website:
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or contact Dedicated Micros customer services in your region.
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4 analog camera inputs
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True global record rate of up to 100pps at CIF
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Simultaneous Live viewing and Recording
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4CIF/2CIF/CIF/ QCIF record rate per camera
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JPEG, & MPEG-4 recording and transmission
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Touch sensitive front control panel
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Easy to use on-screen, colour coded softkeys
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Telemetry support (Serial)
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All DVR functions fully supported by USB Mouse (supplied) or USB Keyboard / IR
Remote Control (not supplied)
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Single, Picture in Picture and Multiway displays
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Live and playback viewing locally and over Ethernet
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Built in activity detection
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Built in USB ports for download of video archive to external
flash memory
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Web pages provide easy remote configuration
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Alarm Inputs & Outputs
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On board Help Videos
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The unit has NetVu Connected technology built-in to ensure maximum compatibility with future
developments in networked security. NetVu Connected technology enables the Unit to fully interact
with other NetVu Connected compatible products from Dedicated Micros including the DV-IP
Decoder, NetVu ObserVer and PDA Viewers. Providing interoperability between the worlds leading
security companies, NetVu Connected uses industry standard networking protocols supported by a
wide range of third party integration products and SDKs to ensure future on-going compatibility.
COMMON CONFIGURATION INTERFACE
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A Common Configuration interface is displayed when the unit’s configuration screens are accessed
locally at the unit or remotely via a web browser. This unified system ensures that the installer is
familiar with the configuration screens irrespective of their location to the unit, minimising training
and familiarisation time and increasing the speed of installation and alteration.
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The Unit includes a unique colour-coded menu structure and on-screen Graphical User Interface
(GUI). Context sensitive, the menu structure always represents the area of the menu the user is in,
allowing them to quickly select the options and settings they need without having to trawl through
menu pages and options. The colour coded buttons displayed on the monitor match those on the
touch screen front panel whilst control can also be conducted through an attached USB Mouse or
Keyboard.
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Design of the manual
The manual has three parts:
Shows details of how to install the unit and connect external devices.
2. Configuration
Shows details of the unit’s menus.
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1. Installation
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3. Operation
Shows quick reference details on how to control the unit.
The order and layout of these pages has been designed to help the setup process. It is
recommended that the menus are edited sequentially (as they appear on the page), to enable
accurate, easy and efficient setup.
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Read Instructions
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the unit is operated.
Power Sources
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This unit should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the manufacturer’s
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Servicing
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Do not attempt to service this unit yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Ventilation
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Ensure unit is properly ventilated to protect from overheating.
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the unit is operated.
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To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this equipment to rain or moisture. The lightning flash
with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user of this equipment
that there are dangerous voltages within the enclosure which may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock.
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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.
Lightning Strike
The unit has some in-built protection for lightning strike, however it is recommended that isolation
transformers be fitted to the system in areas where lightning is a common occurrence.
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Regulatory Notes and FCC and DOC Information
(USA and Canadian Models Only)
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Warning: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at their own expense.
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If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for
corrective action. The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications
Commission helpful: “How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems”.
This booklet is available from the US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC20402,
Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
This reminder is provided to call the CCTV system installer’s attention to Art. 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
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If this product is marked with the CE symbol it indicates compliance with all applicable directives.
Directive 89/336/EEC.
A ‘Declaration of Conformity’ is held at Dedicated Micros Ltd.,
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1200 Daresbury Park, Daresbury, Cheshire, WA4 4HS, UK.
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Before you start
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Installing the Unit
Check the contents of the box
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The following items are included in the box:
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Eco4 DVR
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12v DC Power Adaptor
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USB Mouse
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Eco4 Software CD
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Remove all items from the packaging and check the items listed below are present.
• Quick Start Guide
If any of these items are missing please contact Dedicated Micros Technical Support team.
An IR Remote Control (DM/RC06) can be purchased separately, contact your regional Dedicated Micros representative for further details.
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IMPORTANT: Note: Before installing the unit, carefully read all Safety Instructions and the following information on
where the unit should be located.
Choosing a location for installation
The unit is designed to be desk or shelf mounted.
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Ensure the unit is properly ventilated to protect from overheating.
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Ensure there is a 3cm gap on both sides of the unit.
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Ensure the unit is not located anywhere it could be subject to mechanical shocks.
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The unit should be located in an area with low humidity and a minimum of dust. Avoid
places like damp basements or loft spaces.
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If the unit is to be installed in a closed assembly, the maximum operating temperature
must not exceed 40°C (104°F).
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Ensure there is reliable earthing of the mains outlet when fitted to supply connections
(other than direct connection to the branch circuit).
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It is recommended that an uninteruptable power source be connected to the unit in
case of power failure (to ensure continuous operation of the unit).
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Please ensure the following are available and have been tested prior to the installation:
Mains point
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Active video signals i.e. at least one working camera feed
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PC with CD ROM drive and connection to the same network as the DVR
(Recommended).
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The unit provides as default:
Default record settings at MPEG4 6.25pps (at 2CIF) / JPEG 3pps (at 2CIF) .
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Consistent recording duration and smooth motion video per camera regardless of the number of
cameras.
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Quick Overview Of Default Record Settings
The advanced record menu can be used to configure individual cameras to suit specific
requirements e.g. Entry/Exit routes. Various storage sizes are available dependant on the
combination of the number of cameras, the storage options and record rates selected.
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Note: It is the Installer/Owner’s responsibility to ensure that the record duration is set to the
necessary requirements of the application.
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Front Panel connections
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Data
USB2.0 connector
Infra-Red receiver for use with optional IR Remote Control
Illuminates when power is applied
Illuminates when the unit is recording
Illuminates when physical alarms have been triggered on the unit
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IR Receiver
POWER LED
RECORD LED
ALARM LED
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Rear Panel connections
VID1 to VID4
MON
VGA
Audio
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Audio IN Audio OUT
Phono socket, 16KHz sampling line in
Phono socket, line out
RS-232 (3 wire) & RS-485 (2 wire), refer to Appendix B.
2x USB2.0 connectors
RJ45 Ethernet network connector, 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet Network
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USB NET 75Ω BNC composite video inputs 1V pk-pk
75Ω BNC composite monitor output, 1V pk-pk
VGA Monitor output
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15 way (female) D Type 24V 200mA
4 General Alarm Inputs
Via 9 way (female) D Type rated at 24V 200mA
2 onboard light duty relay output (500mA@12V-48V Max)
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ALARMS
RELAYS
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Power
Input for external 12v DC power supply (provided).
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Installing the Eco4 Unit
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Step 1 - Connecting Video
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The unit supports up to 4 connected Video Inputs (dependant on model) via the 75Ω BNC
connectors. Connect cameras to the video inputs, starting from input 1.
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Step 2 - Monitor
The unit supports a main monitor via ‘Mon’.
A monitor can also be connected via the VGA connector.
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On initial boot, the unit will utilise the composite output (MON A) and display a request for confirmation that
the message can be seen. If no confirmation is received after 30 seconds, the unit will REBOOT and display a
similar message via the VGA output. If this message is not confirmed within 30 seconds, the unit will REBOOT
again and continue this cycle until a confirmation is received.
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Step 3 - Connecting the USB Mouse
The unit is supplied with a USB mouse to allow easy configuration and navigation. This should be
connected to the USB socket at the front of the unit.
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Step 4 - Connecting Audio
• Record - local audio from a site with the video.
The unit supports one channel of bi-directional audio, accessible. Connect the audio equipment to
the phono sockets AUDIO IN and AUDIO OUT. The audio channel defaults to recording camera 1.
The following modes of operation are supported:
• Challenge – intruders from an RVRC.
• Listen – to local audio from a site at the RVRC.
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Step 5 - Connecting to the Network
The unit supports a 10/100Mbps auto-detecting network port. Use a CAT5 cable to connect the unit
to the network, if the unit is going to be networked. This is an option not a requirement.
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By default the unit is configured for DHCP i.e. the unit is automatically allocated an IP address from
a network DHCP server. Most domestic routers (ie the standard wireless router supplied by an ISP)
have a DHCP server embedded in them.
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DHCP works by assigning an IP address at initial connection to the network. It is possible however
that this IP address can change without notification i.e. following power failure. It is therefore
recommended that the unit be allocated a fixed IP address. A fixed IP address can be assigned via
the Configuration Menu pages:Network Settings->Network->IP Address.
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When the unit is powered up, the network address can be found by viewing on a local monitor and
navigating to Configuration Menu pages:System Settings->System->IP Address, or by accessing the
router configuration pages and viewing the connected hardware, refer to ‘Configuring The Unit’ for
further guidance on locating the unit’s IP address and for details of the default DNS (Domain Name
Server) address.
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DNS (Dynamic Name Servers) is supported to allow the unit can be assigned a name. This removes
the need for the unit to have a fixed IP address and makes it easier for a remote user to locate. The
default DNS address for each unit is factory set as the serial number. This address can be found on
the serial label on the unit or via the packaging the unit came in. The DNS name can be reset on the
System->System configuration page.
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Step 6 - Alarms / Relays
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The unit supports 4 normally open/closed alarm inputs via the back panel or one Global keyswitch
input with camera specific inputs configurable as entry/exit alarms.
Relay Connector
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Alarm Input Connection
Alarm Inputs 1-4
Auxiliary Alarm Input
Ground
Relays
The unit supports two 24V 200mA relays
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Relay Connector
Pins
12 & 13
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Relay 1 signal
Relay 2 signal
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Step 7 - Connecting Serial Ports
Serial port offers RS-232 & RS-485 connectivity via the ‘COM 1’ port.
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The Serial port has two main uses:
1. Connecting twisted pair telemetry for PTZ cameras.
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2. Debug operations.
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Step 8 - Connecting Power
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Connect the 12v DC power adaptor (supplied) to the unit and then to the wall socket, or to a fused
spur connection. To be compliant with wiring regulations in some countries, an Alarm/Security device
should be connected to a fused spur and not a wall outlet socket (check local regulations before
installation).
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The unit can be configured either on the local monitor or over the network using a PC with
Internet Explorer or similar browser. Both have near identical menu interfaces.
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Configuring the Unit
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Accessing the menus on a local monitor
The Configuration pages are displayed on a local monitor.
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To access the Menu screen on a local monitor, single press the ‘Next’ (purple) button on the
front of the unit or on the screen until the ‘Menu’ (Blue) button is displayed. Select the ‘Menu’
(Blue) button to open the Configuration option or use the mouse to click on the ‘Configuration’
button on the monitor screen to open the configuration options.
Accessing the menus on a PC web browser
Locating the Unit IP address
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The IP address of the unit is required to access the webpages. It can be identified from the
configuration menu pages using the local monitor, press the MENU button on the IR Remote
Control and navigate to the System Settings->System menu to find the DHCP assigned IP
address.
Note: The unit can be installed in a DHCP network environment where an IP address, subnet
mask and default gateway will automatically be allocated from the network DHCP
Server (DHCP is enabled by default).
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Note: If a DNS (Domain Name Server) address is not to be used, it is strongly advised
that a fixed IP address be assigned (a DHCP assigned address can change without
notification i.e. following power failure).
A fixed IP address can be assigned via the Network Settings->Network menu.
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For information on locating the unit’s IP address via a PC and serial port connection, refer to
Appendix D.
Default DNS Address
It is recommended that a DNS (Domain Name Server) address be configured. Assigning a
recognisable name can help a remote user to locate the unit.
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If no System name is allocated to the unit, the default DNS address will be:
machine serial number.yourdomain.com
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• <machine serial number> is displayed in the System menu page and also on the underside of the unit.
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• <yourdomain> is the name assigned to your
DNS network.
The default DNS address can be renamed via the System->System menu. Following renaming,
the DNS address will be:
yourname.yourdomain.com
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• ’ yourname‘ is the name assigned via the Network menu.
Note: To activate an assigned DNS address, it will be necessary to reboot the unit. The unit
can be rebooted via System Settings:Maintain-> Reset.
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To set the time and date on the unit, navigate to System Settings->Time and Date.
Accessing the Configuration Webpages
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The unit can be configured using the webpages. To access these:
1. Launch Internet Explorer (or similar web browser package).
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3. The Opening menu page will be displayed.
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2. Type the URL for the unit (IP or DNS address).
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The menu tree provides access to the configuration menus.
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Navigating The Configuration Menus
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The configuration pages are navigated using the menu tree (displayed on the left of each page).
Selecting one of the menu options with the supplied USB mouse will display the relevant page.
Associated sub-menus will then be available.
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Relevant menus can also be accessed directly from other menu screens via the coloured softkey
options shown at the base of each menu. The options available will depend on the menu being
viewed. Select a softkey option by pressing either the corresponding button on the IR Remote
Control (if viewing the menus locally), or by selecting the relevant option via the PC mouse (if
viewing the webpages).
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Note: Any changes made via the webpages are automatically saved when the page is closed. To
‘manually’ save changes, select the Save option.
Using the Front Panel Interface
The Configuration and Viewer menus can be navigated via the unit’s front panel softkey interface
(via a connected local monitor).
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Use the colour bar (Red, Green, Yellow, Blue and Purple) to directly access the corresponding function displayed on the menu screen i.e. red panel to select the red option.
IMPORTANT:
Use the front panel softkey interface in conjunction with a USB mouse.
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Note: See below for information on entering alpha-numeric data.
Entering Alpha-Numeric Data via a Local Monitor
Numeric or text data is entered using the on-screen Virtual Keyboard (Arrow Key Editor).
To display the Virtual Keyboard, highlight the relevant text input box and double press the left button
of the USB mouse. The Virtual Keyboard is displayed.
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Note: Any USB Keyboard (not supplied) can be connected via one of the USB ports on the unit.
The USB Keyboard can then be used to enter alpha-numeric data via the local menus.
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Use the cursor to select a character. Select ‘Submit’ to enter details, select ‘Cancel’ to exit without
entering any text.
Using a USB Mouse or the Webpages
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Navigate the menus by clicking the tabs displayed on the left of the menu headings (on the menu
tree). The first option is highlighted with a red tab. Select a main menu heading to open a drop down
list of further sub-options.
Highlight an editable field by clicking on it directly.
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If viewing pages locally, enter alpha numeric data via the Arrow Key Editor (see above). If viewing
remotely, enter via the PC keyboard. If available, click on the drop down menus to select settings.
Note: A selected item in the drop down list will appear highlighted.
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Navigating away from a page (clicking on a different option on the menu tree) will automatically save
any changed settings. To undo changes made to any menu, select the Refresh (Purple) option.
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When first accessing the unit, the main menu will be displayed. This menu allows access to the
Configuration menus, the Viewer menus and also several Download options.
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Note: The Download options will only be available if viewing remotely via an IP connection.
Select the Configuration menu tab to access the unit’s Configuration menus, refer to ‘Navigating the
Configuration Menus’ for further guidance.
Select the Viewer menu tab to access the unit’s Viewer function, refer to ‘Unit Operation’ for
information on the numerous Viewer features.
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Select the Download menu tab to access the various Download sub-options. Select from:
Product Manual
Select to open an electronic version of the Installation & Operation Guide.
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ObserVer Manual
Select to open an electronic version of the NetVu ObserVer User Guide. NetVu ObserVer is a free video management software package from Dedicated Micros that allows users to seamlessly view distributed images from any ‘NetVu Connected’ product.
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NetVu ObserVer Select to download the NetVu ObserVer video
management software.
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Java (JRE)
Select to download the Java (JRE) software (from the unit). This software is required to successfully view Configuration and Viewer menus remotely.
IMPORTANT: By default, no Usernames and Passwords are required to access any of the various menus. Usernames and Passwords can however be added to regulate access to the Configuration and Viewer menus, refer to the ‘Display Settings->
User Accounts’ menu for information on establishing Usernames and Passwords.
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The menus under the System Settings heading allow the unit’s core settings to be viewed, changed
and the system software upgraded.
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System Settings
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The System option displays details about the unit including the IP address, unit serial number, MAC
address and software version.
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The Unit Status page displays information about the unit’s operating condition, shows how long the
unit has been operating and the reason for the last reset. It also shows camera status and displays
any failed cameras.
The Alarm Status page shows which contacts are open, which zones are in alarm and which relays
are operating.
The About page allows access to numerous system information pages.
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The Logs page allows access to various system logs. All logs located within the log folder on the unit
will be available for viewing in text format.
The Language page allows the system language to be set. The language can also be changed for
the current session only.
The Time and Date page allows the unit time and date settings to be adjusted, including setting
the timezone.
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The Serial Ports page allows each of the four serial ports to be individually configured for one of a
range of operations, including; debug, PPP and telemetry.
The Audio page shows the settings available for each of the audio channels and allows configuration
of audio quality.
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The Features page allows control of the different features that are available within the software
including Email reporting, webcam support and control of the display resolution.
The Maintain page allows the current configuration to be saved, and for previously saved settings to
be loaded. It also enables easy upgrade of the system software.
The PowerScript Mgmt page allows installed PowerScripts to be activated/deactivated on start-up.
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The USB Config. page allows one of the units USB sockets to be used as an external storage
output. A high capacity USB device could then be connected and used to store recorded
video images.
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This menu shows the general information about the unit including the version of software installed,
the unit’s serial number and the allocated DHCP IP address.
Details the product model.
Identifies the serial number of the specific unit.
Displays the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) serial number of the unit.
Displays a code identifying the unit’s specification.
Displays the date/time of the earliest recording held on the unit.
This field can be edited to allocate a name to the unit. This is
displayed when the unit is accessed via NetVu ObserVer and is
sent when transmitting information to a Remote Video Response
Centres (RVRC).
Displays the video standard adopted by the unit i.e. PAL, NTSC.
Shows the number of camera channels on the unit.
Highlights the available video storage capacity in Gigabytes.
This is the MAC address assigned to the unit.
This is the IP address allocated to the unit.
This is the subnet of the network where the unit is located.
This is the IP address of the default gateway (router) assigned by
the DHCP server.
Select this option to display installed software information (below).
Select to open the System->Time and Date page.
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Serial Number
PCB Serial Number
Product Code
Earliest Recording
System Name
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Number of Cameras
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MAC Address
IP Address
Sub Net
Gateway
Software (Red)
Time/Date (Green)
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Select to open the Display->User Accounts page.
Select to open the Network->Network page.
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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Accounts (Yellow)
Network (Blue)
Refresh (Purple)
This identifies the version of software the unit is running.
This identifies the webpage version the unit is running.
This identifies the Framestore Revision the unit is running.
This identifies the revision archive of the Viewer and associated
PC Apps software.
Boot Software Rev.
Displays the infrastructure componentry software revision.
Applet Version This identifies the applet version installed on the unit.
Note: Refer to ‘Display Settings->Viewer Defaults’ for guidance on using a remote applet (this can
lessen load times when accessing multiple DVRs/Servers).
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Webpage Revision
Framestore Revision
PC Apps Revision
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Select this option to return to the System menu.
Select to open the Status->About page.
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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About (Blue)
Refresh (Purple)
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This menu details information regarding the status of the unit, notably the total time the unit has
been operating and the time since its last reset. Status log information can also be exported via the
‘Export Logs’ option to a USB device.
Details the time since the unit was last reset.
Details the total time the unit has been operational.
The last reset code used is displayed.
The reason for the last restart is displayed i.e. Controlled
User Reset.
One codec is installed within the unit. .
Cameras assigned to the codec are displayed..
Those camera channels with cameras connected will be
highlighted light green. Those not in use will appear dark green.
Those camera channels that are currently recording are
highlighted light green. Those not recording will appear dark
green.
Camera channels that are functioning correctly will be highlighted
light green. Those deemed to have failed will appear red. Camera
channels without connected camera will appear dark green.
Select to open the Alarm Status page (below).
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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Time since last reset
Total running time
Reset code
Restart reason
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This menu details information regarding the status of the unit’s alarm contacts, alarm zones and
relay outputs.
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Alarm Contacts/Zones/Relay Outputs Alarm Contacts, Alarm Zones and Relay Outputs that are in an ‘active’ state (alarming) are shown light green. ‘In-active’
ones appear dark green (not illuminated).
Alarms (Blue)
Select to open the Alarms page (above).
Refresh (Purple)
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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This menu allows access to numerous system information pages. Select the an icon to view the
relevant pages.
Select to open the System menu. System information will be
displayed, refer to System Settings->System for guidance on the
information available.
Select to open the Software Reference menu. Software
information will be displayed, refer to System Settings->System>Software Menu for guidance on the information available.
Select to open the General Information menu. This menu details
the current recording profile in operation i.e. Set, Unset
or Override.
Currently enabled features are also shown. Features are enabled
via the Features menu (System Settings->Features). Installed
drive data is also shown.
Select to open the Record Details menu. For each camera, the
camera type and class is shown, plus whether it is currently
recording. The recording profile for each camera is also detailed.
Record settings can be configured for each camera via the
Record Profile menu (Record Settings->Profile Record).
This page details the demands placed on the codec in the form of
CIF Usage (per sec) and Bitrate Usage (kbps).
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Select to open the Camera Attributes menu. This menu provides
detailed information on the type of camera.
Capabilities
Select to open the Capabilities menu. This menu details the
function capabilities of your unit.
UI Information
Select to open the UI (User Interface) menu. This menu details
basic information regarding your unit. The java applet path is also
shown. The default location will always be the applet installed on
the unit. If accessing multiple units via a remote connection, all
can be assigned the same Viewer applet. This will lessen the load
time required when accessing different DVRs/Servers, refer to
the Viewer Defaults menu for further guidance (Display Settings>Viewer Defaults).
Profile Record Tables
Select to open the Profile Record Tables menu. This menu
thoroughly details the preconfigured recording settings.
Camera Overview
This menu provides a setup link to allow the settings on each
individual camera to be adjusted
Note: Refer to Appendix A for a description of ‘About’ menu pages.
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The log files stored in the camera can be accessed from this page. Selected logs are displayed on
the page below.
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Select to open the System->Status->About page.
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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This menu allows the system language to be set. Changing the System Language will effect all
menu pages. If required, the language can also be changed for the current session only.
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Select to change the system language setting.
Reset (Red)
Select to reset the unit.
Note: The unit MUST be reset to implement system language changes, refer to
System Settings->Maintain for guidance on resetting the unit.
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Refresh (Purple)
Select to change the language settings for the current session only.
Select to immediately activate session language changes.
Select to cycle the power to the unit.
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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This menu allows the time and date to be set on the unit. Required timezone information can also be
established and the unit time synchronised to that of the PC being used to view the webpages.
The current system time and date is displayed.
Displays the currently selected time zone settings.
As default, the time displayed is in 12 hour format. This can be
changed to 24 hour if required.
Date Format
As default, the date is entered dd/mm/yy. It can also be displayed
as mm/dd/yy or yy/mm/dd.
Set Time
Enter a current time for the unit.
Set Date
Enter a current date for the unit.
Set Time (Green)
When current time/date as been entered, select this button to
implement changes.
Time Zone
Select the relevant timezone offset from the accompanying drop
down menu.
SNTP Server
A Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) server allows external
devices to connect and set their current date and time settings to
that of the SNTP. If required, enter the SNTP server IP
address here.
Note: It is recommended that an SNTP server is configured. Suitable networked SNTP servers
can be found here: http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Servers/NTPPoolServers
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Time Format
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Alternatively most DHCP and DNS servers also run SNTP services. Contact your system
administrator for further assistance.
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Select to open the System -> Attributes Page.
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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Displays the system time of the PC currently being used to view
the webpages.
Sync Time (Blue)
Use this button to synchronise the time of the unit to that of the
PC being used to view the webpages.
Note: The PC Time and Sync Time options will only be available if viewing the menu via
the webpages.
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This menu allows configuration of the unit’s Serial connection. Refer to ‘Installing the Unit’ for
installation information.
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The serial ports can be configured to specific uses. Select from:
None
Switches port off
Debug
Sets port for serial communications
PPP
Sets port for Point to Point Protocol
Telem
Sets port for Telemetry purposes
Comm
Sets port for Comms purposes
General Sets port for general purpose connections
LED Box Sets the port for connection to a LED Status Box.
Note: It is recommended that Serial port 1 be set for ‘Debug’ operations.
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These are two serial ports available.
Note: Each D type connector can be utilised by two serial connections by assigning RS232 and
RS485 to the same connector. A cable will have to be created that connects the relevant
output pins to the correct device.
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Choose the type of serial interface being used. Select from
RS232, RS485 or RS422.
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Baud/Parity/Data/Stop/Flow Control These options allow the Serial port communication settings to
be configured.
Note: When a telemetry protocol is selected, these settings will default to pre-determined values
and should not normally be altered.
This is a drop down list of serial telemetry protocols supported by
the unit.
Note: Refer to ‘Appendix F’ for a specification containing a full list of supported telemetry
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Select to Reset the unit.
Select to open the System->Maintain page.
Select to open the Camera Configuration page (below)
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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Maintain (Green)
Camera (Blue)
Refresh (Purple)
Camera Configuration
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Titles assigned to each camera are displayed.
The settings will default to ‘Colour’. If Monochrome cameras
are used, select ‘Mono’. Selecting ‘Mono’ will remove colour
patterning. If a particular channel is not in use or the camera has
failed, select ‘Not Connected’. ‘Remote Codec’ is used for NetVu
Connected video sources.
The unit will automatically terminate the camera input with 75Ω.
This should be disabled if the video feed is looped through to
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Select this option to activate a Failure report in the event of
camera connection failure (video loss).
Select this option to activate the onboard buzzer to report in the
event of camera connection failure (video loss).
Select to open the Camera->Setup page
Select to open the System->Serial page
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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Serial (Blue)
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The Audio menu allows settings for the bi-directional audio channel to be edited. Audio can be
recorded from line input. Challenge audio i.e. originating from an Operator using NetVu ObserVer at
a Remote Video Receiving Centre (RVRC) can be recorded.
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Select the intended use of the incoming audio i.e. ‘Local
Playback’, or ‘Challenge’ for each input, or select ‘Disabled’ to
deactivate.
Audio Recording
Select ‘Enable’ to activate Audio recording.
Record Audio Challenge
Select this option to record an audio challenge originating from an
operator at an RVRC.
Record Gain
This option allows the Record Gain level to be set. This is the
base setting from which the AGC (Automatic Gain Control) will
operate. Select from 1 to 15. The default and recommended
setting is 15.
Playback Volume
Select a volume setting between 1 to 64 for audio playback.
Record AGC
Select this option to activate the Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
function. AGC amplifies audio until a recordable (usable) signal
is produced. Please note that this may result in increased
background noise/distortion.
Record uncompressed
Select this option to record audio in an uncompressed format.
Note: Recording in uncompressed format will significantly increase the disk space used.
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Refresh (Purple)
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These menus enables the activation of numerous system features. Features are grouped within four
sub-menus: System, Network, Video and Other.
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Features
Enable this option to activate User Logging, refer to ‘Appendix
C’ for further information regarding the User Activity Logging
function.
Enable External Modules
Select to enable any connected RS485 alarm modules.
Email Reporting
Select this option to activate the Email Reporting function, refer to
‘Network Settings-E-mail’ for more information.
Note: When de-selected here, the ‘Email Reporting’ menu will no longer be displayed in
the menu tree.
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Select this option to activate the Remote Reporting function, refer
to ‘Network Settings-Remote Reporting’ for more information.
Note: When de-selected here, the ‘Remote Reporting’ menu will no longer be displayed in
the menu tree.
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Refreshes the information on the current page.
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Secondary Web Port
If the default port setting for web serving has already been
allocated, it is possible to configure a second port number
i.e. the secondary web port can be set to 8000 if the default web
port (80) is blocked by the network or firewall.
Select ‘Automatic’ to enable the unit to select a suitable port for
telemetry purposes.
Select ‘Default’ to use the default port settings (1025).
Select ‘User Defined’ to use settings entered in the ‘Telemetry
Port’ option.
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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Detected Video Standard
Video Resolution (h x v)
The unit automatically detects the video standard being used i.e.
PAL/NTSC.
Edit the resolution settings. This will be the fundamental resolution
for the unit.
When Enabled, this option will improve the appearance of moving
objects by applying a deinterlace mask that minimises the comb
effect that can be visible when recording high motion scenes in
4CIF mode. It is recommended that this option be enabled when
recording in 4CIF mode.
Enable this option to activate the Comb Filter function. Comb
Filter can help improve the fine details of a video signal image by
filtering the luminance and chrominance separation process.
Select to disable the unit’s transcoding capabilities. In normal
circumstances this should always remain enabled, however it can
be useful to disable the feature when conducting maintenance.
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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Auto Update Web Variables
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Configures the unit to update all system variables required for an
automatic upgrade without requiring confirmation. Do not check
this box if you run a customised applet.
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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This menu allows the unit to be reset and a software upgrade to be performed via a connected
USB device. Current unit settings can also be saved for future use and previously saved settings
restored.
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Maintain
Default (Green)
Select to return the unit to its factory default settings.
Note: Selecting the Default button will cause the system to reboot.
Select to save current unit settings to the selected media.
Select to restore previously saved settings from the
selected media.
Note: Selecting the Restore button will cause the system to reboot.
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Restore (Blue)
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Select the relevant media device to save to or restore from i.e.
USB device.
Select to export all Logged data to a connected
external device.
Select the relevant media device to save to export to.
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Select to cycle the power to the unit.
To upgrade the unit, insert a media device containing relevant software upgrades and select ‘Reset‘.
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This page enables you to select which PowerScripts are automatically run when the unit starts up.
Use the tickboxes below to select which scripts you require and then click Save. You will need to
restart your unit for the changes to take effect.
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PowerScript Mgmt
Identifies which powerscript is being configured to run
Specifies whether the powerscript will run when the unit starts up
Displays the description associated with the powerscript.
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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Run At Startup
Description
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NOTE: Clicking Save will alter DEFAULT.C, if you already have a custom PowerScript on your unit
which uses the DEFAULT.C file, please contact your regional Technical Support before
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This page allows one of the USB sockets on the unit to be configured for use as an external storage
output. A high capacity USB device could then be connected and used to store recorded video images.
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Appdrive
The table allows a USB input to be assigned to the external
storage output. Select the relevant ‘Allocate’ button.
Allows the available features to be assigned to the unit USB
connections /udd0, /udd1, /udd2 and /udd3
Shows whether the ECO4 has recognised the storage device.
Designate this USB storage as an appdrive allowing the unit to
store application data such as where the web pages and main
application binaries sit.
Allocate this USB storage device as a video storage area
Information relating to any connected USB media device will be
detailed here.
There is also the ability to format previously unused USB storage
devices with the Dedicated Micros standard disk format to allow it
to integrate with the ECO4.
This button will remove the reference to the video stored on the
USB devices, allowing them to be overwritten. It does NOT delete
the data instantly.
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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1. Navigate to System -> Video Storage.
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The Video Storage Allocation table displays drives that are available for video recording. Entries with the prefix ‘/
HDD0’ indicate the units local hard drive (if installed), entries prefixed by ‘/udd0’ are recordable media connected
to the unit via USB sockets, an entry prefixed by ‘/mdd’ is the installed SD card.
Plug a USB storage device into one of the available USB ports and click the purple
Refresh button. The newly connected device will be displayed with a ‘/udd’ prefix. The
SD card (if installed) will also be displayed and can be allocated in the same way. USB
devices will be prefixed udd, SD cards will be prefixed MDD.
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The device may require formatting. DM recommends the device is formatted even if it
was previously been used as video storage. Click on the ‘Format’ button adjacent to the
device listing to prepare the device for recording.
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Allocate the formatted and mounted storage for video storage by clicking on the
‘Allocate’ button. Allocation takes between a few seconds and a few minutes,
depending on the size of the drive, and the Feedback column will display information
about the allocation process. The unit will require a Reset once allocation is complete.
Note: The unit application drive is protected, if it is allocated the unit will only remove the video
folder. Formatting any other device will remove all data. In either case recording on the
system is halted while formatting and, if already allocated, the formatted device will be deallocated as a video storage device
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The system displays a confirmation box to ensure the correct device has been
selected. Click OK to confirm, then reboot the system. Once the power has cycled,
the system will build the required PAR files ready for recording to commence,
progress will be displayed in the Feedback column.
Note: There will be a pause before recording begins, dependant on the size of the USB device as
video partitions are built.
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and User Account details to be viewed and changed.
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The Display page controls how the local monitor presents information, controlling whether text will
be displayed, the colour of that text, and how long cameras being displayed in sequence will be
shown on screen.
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The User Accounts page helps protect configuration procedures by limiting access to specific users
via accounts and passwords.
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This menu allows configuration of settings for the Viewer function. Refer to ‘Operating The Viewer’
for more information regarding this feature
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Default settings can be configured for accessing the Viewer function via a local monitor and also
remotely via a network connection. Local settings also dictate the display quality of video streams
received from a remote client i.e. in Remote Monitor operation. Note that this does not affect live or
playback images originating from local system cameras.
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Local/Remote(LAN)/Remote(WAN)Sets the default for Local use (with no bandwidth restriction),
Remote use over a Local Area Network (where bandwidth could
be high) and Remote use over a Wide Area Network (where
bandwidth could be reduced).
Default Image Format
Images from connected cameras can be displayed in either JPEG
or MPEG format.
Default Full Req
Images displayed full screen in the Viewer menus can be shown
in either High Medium or Low resolution.
Default Quad Req
Images displayed in Quad format in the Viewer menus can be
displayed in either High Medium or Low resolution.
Default Multi Req
Images displayed in Multi format in the Viewer menus can be
displayed in either High Medium or Low resolution.
Default Multi Display
When accessing the Viewer function, select the display format
which will initially be displayed.
Startup Multi Display
When accessing the Viewer function, select the display format
which will initially be displayed.
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When accessing the Viewer function, select the camera image
which will initially be displayed. If one of the multi display formats
has been selected via the ‘Startup Multi Display’ option, the
camera channel selected here will be displayed in first (top
left) position. Subsequent camera channels will be displayed in
sequential order.
Video Output mode
Select the display output that best suits the viewing monitor.
Typically PAL Default is most suited for a CRT monitor.
Select from:
PAL Default
PAL Reduced
VGA 800 x 600
Note: It will be necessary to reboot the unit to implement any change to the Video Output Mode.
The unit can be rebooted via the Reset (Red) option.
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Mouse Sensitivity
The slider allows the sensitivity of the connected USB mouse to
be adjusted. A figure between 1 and 20 can also be entered in the
adjacent text box.
The location of the unit’s Viewer menu applet is displayed. The
default location will always be the applet installed on the unit.
If accessing multiple units via a remote connection, all can be
assigned the same Viewer applet. This will lessen the load time
required when accessing different DVRs/Servers.
For example, if a local unit and a remote DVR are to be accessed, it
is possible to set the Applet location for both DVRs as the local unit.
If viewing the unit remotely, Dedicated Micros provide a remote
applet. This remote applet can be selected via the ‘Set Location’
option. The applet is located on the website (www.dedicatedmicros.
com/software_release/index_firmware.php). Due to possible bandwith
restrictions on the network the DVR is located, using this remote
applet may improve data transfer speeds.
Select the applet location. Choose from ‘Default location’ i.e. the
applet installed on the unit; or the ‘website’ option i.e. the
remote applet.
Select to reset the unit and implement any changes made to the
‘Video Output mode’ or ‘Applet Location’ fields.
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This menu allows configuration of monitor settings used when viewing camera images and text data.
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It is possible to select text to be displayed on the main monitor.
The text displayed will include; time, date, mode of operation (Set,
Unset or Override), camera number and camera title.
A black background appears by default around the text. It is
possible to change the colour of this background. Select from the
options available in the drop down list.
The colour of the displayed text can be changed. Select from the
options available in the drop down list.
The sequence dwell time can be set from 5 to 99 seconds. The
dwell time is the period a camera’s images are displayed before
switching to the next camera in the sequence.
Select to sequence live views from all connected cameras on the
main monitor upon system start-up.
The Timeout countdown starts when a coloured key is pressed. If
no further press is registered before the timeout expires, the press
is ignored and the display reverts.
The mouse cursor can be hidden by enabling this option.
Select to activate the custom segment setup feature. When
selected, a user can configure a Quad or Multiscreen layout via
the Viewer menu. The configured layout can include any camera
in any available segment.
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Select to auto switch to full screen mode any camera channel
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The unit can protect configuration procedures by limiting access via usernames and passwords.
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The available account types for which users and passwords can
be assigned privileges are:
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Admin FTP
Assigning username and password requirements for the Admin FTP function will limit access to the unit via an FTP connection.
• Video FTP
Assigning username and password requirements for the Video FTP function will limit access to the Video FTP archiving feature (used with NetVu ObserVer).
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• Telnet
Assigning username and password requirements for Telnet connections will limit Telnet access to the unit (Telnet can be used to upgrade
the unit).
• Serial
Assigning username and password requirements for Serial connections will limit access via a Serial link.
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• Menu Configuration
Assigning Menu Configuration access privileges will limit access to the Configuration menus when viewed locally. When implemented, the user will be prompted for a username and password before access to the Configuration menus (via the main menu) will
be granted.
• Local Users
Assigning Local Users access privileges will limit access to the Viewer pages for local users. When implemented, the local user will be prompted for a username and password before access to the Viewer pages (via the main menu) will be granted.
• Remote Users
Assigning Remote Users access privileges will limit access to the Viewer pages for remote
users. When implemented, the remote user will be prompted for a username and password before access to the Viewer pages (via the main menu) will be granted.
When granting access privileges to Local and Remote Users, it is possible to limit access to specific
cameras. Using the Camera Selection segment of the Add New Account menu, enter those cameras
for which access will be permitted. Select the cameras in accordance with the input channel they’re
connected to on the rear of the unit. For example, if wanting to allow access to camera 1 to 3
inclusive, enter: 1-3. If wanting to grant access to cameras 1,3 and 6, enter 1,3,6. If no camera data
is entered, access will be allowed to all connected cameras in both live and playback modes.
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When an Account Type is highlighted, details of users with access
will be displayed.
Highlight an administration feature i.e. Serial and select ‘Add’.
Enter the new User Name and Password. That user’s name will
now be displayed in the account list.
To modify or delete a user’s settings, highlight the user in the list
and press the relevant button to Modify or Delete. Control. Press
the right directional button from the menu tree to access the
Account List.
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assigned, access will be granted to all users and no request for a username and password
will be made.
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The Camera Settings menus allow configuration of cameras connected to the unit. Refer to the
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a dynamic preview available).
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The Camera Overview menu details the general settings assigned to each of the local
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Note: Ideally any setup options available locally on the camera should first be used to best obtain
a suitable image quality.
Select a camera channel for review and adjustment.
If a camera is intermittently losing connection (failing), the unit can
be set to ignore incoming data from that camera (after the specified
number of failures entered here). If the camera connection is
restored and does not fail for 1 hour, the camera will be noted as
operating correctly and the Nuisance Count reset.
Assign a recognisable name to the camera. This will be displayed
in all references to the camera in the both the Configuration and
Viewer menus.
The settings will default to ‘Colour’. If Monochrome cameras
are used, select ‘Mono’. Selecting ‘Mono’ will remove colour
patterning. If a particular channel is not in use or the camera has
failed, select ‘No Conn’.
The menu options displayed will differ depending on the camera ‘Type’
selected here.
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Select this option to generate a Failure report in the event of
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The unit will automatically terminate the camera input with 75Ω.
This should be disabled if the video feed is looped through to
another device.
If a telemetry capable camera is connected, the appropriate
control protocol should be selected from the accompanying drop
down list, refer to ‘Appendix F’ for a specification containing a list
of supported telemetry protocols.
If a telemetry camera has been assigned a preset position, select
the chosen preset position here. Also enter the time period (in
minutes) of inactivity which will result in the camera moving to
its preset position, refer to Viewer menus->Program Page for
guidance on assigning camera presets.
Select a colour value from -8 to +8 via the slidebar or enter a
number directly into the accompanying textbox.
Select a contrast value from -8 to +8 via the slidebar or enter a
number directly into the accompanying textbox.
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This menu details the general settings assigned to each of the local camera channels.
To edit the settings assigned to any of these cameras;
Click on Local Camera Setup to edit the settings held in the unit;
Click on ‘Setup’ to open the Setup menu on the connected video source.
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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The Record Settings menus allow configuration of the unit’s record functions. Record settings can
be configured for normal operation, on alarm, by schedule and for set holiday and weekend periods.
Selected video data can be saved and protected. Refer to the individual menus for further details.
The Record page allows the basic Recording settings to be edited.
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The Profile Record page allows the recording configuration to be based on specific priorities. The
record rate and quality can be customised to respond appropriately to the alarms and time of day. A
high degree of control and flexibility is possible using these options.
The Schedule page is used to configure the Timer Function, this enables the unit to automatically be
put into set/unset mode at specific times on specific days.
The Holiday and Weekend page enables Set mode to be activated for individual dates i.e. public
holidays or weekends.
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recording can be halted and saved video deleted.
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The AoE Setup page allows configuration of the units ATA over Ethernet (AoE) function. AoE is a
network protocol designed for simple high-performance access of storage devices over Ethernet
networks. Importantly the external storage device must be located on the same network as the unit.
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The unit has two pre-defined configurations available. As standard the unit can record at 6.25pps
MPEG4 or 3pps JPEG recording on each camera.
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Displays the record duration possible using the current
configuration.
Timed Expiry
If required, all stored recorded video can be permanently deleted
after a set number of days. Set to ‘0’ to de-activate this function
Camera Settings
Choose the rate of non alarm recording to be used from the range
of preset recording profiles.
Record Duration/Enhance QualityThe recording duration can be limited to a setting of Low, Medium
or High, allowing the recording quality to be enhanced for a
shorter storage period.
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It is possible to set the unit recording configuration based on specific priorities. The Profile Record
feature allows different record rates, and quality settings to be used for unset, set and override
modes for all cameras. This can ensure event images are recorded at high quality, whilst normal
‘non event’ images are recorded at reduced setting, decreasing storage requirements.
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Turbo mode allows video images from any analogue camera or 3rd Party IP recoded camera to
be recorded and streamed at the maximum possible rate without the need to configure individual
settings. Turbo mode must be set Globally and will result in MPEG record rates of 12.5pps@4CIF
and 25pps@2CIF/CIF/QCIF.
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The unit then matches the live transmission rate to the configured record rate. This enables
a ‘doubling’ of performance. Only the ‘Low’ and ‘Medium’ Live Transmission profiles are
available for configuration (Network Settings->Live Transmissions). Low and Medium
transmission settings are configurable to allow video streaming over low bandwith IP
connections and are limited to CIF for this purpose.
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This option will allow advanced quality settings available to each
of the conditions (Set, unset and Normal) to be configured, refer
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Displays the record duration possible using the current
configuration.
Global Comp
Select image compression format (MPEG or JPEG) for all
camera inputs.
Turbo Mode
Select to activate the Turbo mode function (see ‘What is Turbo
mode?’ for a description of Turbo mode and its benefits).
Note: When Turbo mode is selected, there will be only ONE configurable Record Profile
across ALL cameras. The unit then matches the live transmission rate to the configured
record rate. This enables a ‘doubling’ of performance. Only the ‘Low’ and ‘Medium’
Live Transmission profiles are available for configuration (Network Settings->Live
Transmissions). Low and Medium transmission settings are configurable to allow video
streaming over low bandwith IP connections and are limited to CIF for this purpose.
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Enables selection of a specific camera for editing.
Select to copy the current profile record settings to all subsequent
camera channels.
Copy To next
Select to copy the current profile record settings to the next
camera channel.
Note: The next two descriptions use the configurable profile name settings. If these names have
been changed on the ‘Schedule->Setup’ page, these menu options will display the user
configured names.
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Copy To end
Shows the recording profile used by the camera if no Schedules
are applied and the camera is operating under Normal (non
Event) conditions, refer to Record Settings->Schedule for further
details.
Day/Night/Weekend Event
Shows the recording quality that will be used by the camera
during an Alarm or Event. Note that Set and Override settings
will be used only when Schedules are applied, refer to Record
Settings->Schedule for further details.
Note: Day/Night/Weekend modes may have been renamed via Schedule->Setup.
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The accompanying dropdown list allows the number of frames
captured per second to be set.
The pictures per second (pps) option allows either 5, 3, 2, 1, 0.5,
0.25 or 0.1 pps to be recorded.
Pictures can also be recorded at ‘1/2 Real Time’ or ‘1/4 Real
Time’ speed.
To disable record, choose the ‘No Record’ option.
‘User Defined’ is for future use.
The accompanying dropdown list allows the quality of recorded
images to be set. Select from Maximum, High, Medium, Low or
Very Low.
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Switch to the Simple Profile Record menu.
Select a Global i.e. all cameras compression format
(MPEG or JPEG),
Note: When Advanced Record settings have been changed, it is not possible access the Simple
Record menu until the newly configured Advanced Record settings have been applied. To
do this, open the Record menu and select the ‘Save’ option. It will then be possible to return
Displays the record duration possible using the current
configuration.
Turbo Mode
Select to activate the Turbo mode function (see ‘What is Turbo
mode?’ for a description of Turbo mode and its benefits).
Note: When Turbo mode is selected, there will be only ONE configurable Record Profile
across ALL cameras. The unit then matches the live transmission rate to the configured
record rate. This enables a ‘doubling’ of performance. Only the ‘Low’ and ‘Medium’
Live Transmission profiles are available for configuration (Network Settings->Live
Transmissions). Low and Medium transmission settings are configurable to allow video
streaming over low bandwith IP connections and are limited to CIF for this purpose.
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Enables selection of a specific camera for editing.
Enabling the Pre-Trigger feature will buffer and store alarm
recording prior to an event trigger (in JPEG format). The figure
entered here is the maximum possible data (pps) that will be
stored prior to an event trigger.
Select to copy the current profile record settings to all
camera channels.
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Select to copy the current profile record settings to the next
camera channel.
Day/Night/Weekend Normal
Shows the recording profile used by the camera if no Timed
Schedules are applied and the camera is operating under Normal
(non Event) conditions, refer to ‘Schedule’ for further information.
Day/Night/Weekend Event
Shows the recording quality that will be used by the camera
during an Alarm or Event. Note that Set and Override schedules
will be used only when Timed Schedules are applied. Refer to
‘Schedule’ for further information.
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Select image resolution format (QCIF, CIF, 2CIF).
If MPEG4 is selected, the figure entered here will be the bit rate
allocated. A higher bit rate will provide better quality. MPEG bit
rates can be entered within the range of 45-2500K bits/second.
Size
If JPEG is selected, the figure entered here will be the size of the
JPEG transmitted (in Kbytes). JPEG file sizes can be configured
within the range of 5-45Kbytes.
PPS
Select the number of pictures recorded per second.
GOP
If using MPEG4 recording, select the number of images recorded
within a GOP (Group of Pictures). A GOP consists of an I-Frame
(keyframe) and following P frames.
Note: The GOP is also the rewind interval and stop interval for MPEG recording playback.
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This menu enables configuration of the pre trigger feature (for cameras recording JPEG mode only).
When enabled, the pre-trigger feature will buffer and store alarm recording prior to an event trigger.
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Only those camera channels set to record in JPEG mode will be
available for configuration.
Pre-Trigger (JPEG)
Enabling the Pre-Trigger feature will buffer and store alarm
recording prior to an event trigger (in JPEG format). It will use
the maximum available memory dependent on other cameras
requirements of the buffer space. Select ‘Enable’ to activate.
Note: It is recommended that the Pre-Alarm option in the ‘Alarm Settings-Zone Input’ menu be set
to the same value as the Pre-Trigger setting. This will ensure successful playback of high
quality Pre-Trigger images. High quality pre-trigger images will only playback properly if
review (playback) starts prior to the pre-trigger initiation.
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The Pre-Trigger Duration is the maximum possible time that data
will be stored prior to an event trigger.
Refreshes the information on the current page
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This menu allows the unit to automatically protect and retain recorded data in the camera.
Previously saved data can also be unprotected. Enter a start and end time and select ‘Reload List’ .
All saved video files from the chosen time period will be shown in the upper textbox. These recorded
‘PAR’ files can then be selected and protected via their accompanying checkboxes and the Protect
option. Selected video files can also be unprotected via the Unprotect option.
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The lower textbox provides a status report detailing which video files have been protected/
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End Date
End Time
Protect Length (days)
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Enter a start date to protect video.
Enter a start time to protect video.
Enter an end date to protect video.
Enter an end time to protect video.
Enter the number of days that selected files will be protected for.
Select this option to protect recorded video for the selected
time period(s).
Select this option to unprotect recorded video selected from
the list.
This will refresh the video list according to the selections made in
the Start Time/Date and End Time/Date dialog boxes.
This de-selects all the available video files.
This selects all the available video files.
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This dialog box allows a search to be made within the protected
video list starting from a specific Time and Date.
This dialog box allows a search within the protected video list to
conclude at a specific Time and Date.
Select to unprotect all recorded video from the list
Select to protect recorded video for the chosen time period
Select to unprotect recorded video for the chosen time period
Refreshes the information on the current page
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Protect (Green)
Unprotect (Yellow)
Refresh (Purple)
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This menu allows configuration of the units ATA over Ethernet (AoE) function. AoE is a network
protocol designed for simple high-performance access of storage devices over Ethernet networks.
Importantly the external storage device must be located on the same network as the unit. AoE does
not rely on network layers such as IP and TCP, making it non routable i.e. routers cannot be used
to forward a packet across disparate networks. AoE packets can only travel within a single local
Ethernet storage area network (adds a physical layer of security to the information). The stored
video can only be accessed by plugging directly into an ethernet socket in the same LAN as the
host. This means AoE cannot be accessed over the Internet or other IP networks, but makes AoE
more lightweight (with less load on the host), easier to implement, provides a layer of inherent
security, and offers higher performance.
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Connected AOE Devices - Any devices in this panel are being
used by the unit to store data. They can be freed by clicking on
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Release button.
Available AOE Devices - Any devices in this panel are available
on the network. They can be added to the storage capability of
this unit by ‘claiming’ the storage. Unavailable storage is listed
as Owned. Claimed storage capacity can be ‘released’ in the top
panel.
Refreshes the current page.
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The Video Storage Allocation table displays drives that are available for video recording. Entries
with the prefix ‘/HDD0’ indicate the units local hard drive (if installed), entries prefixed by ‘/udd0’ are
recordable media connected to the unit via USB sockets, an entry prefixed by ‘/mdd’ is the installed
SD card.
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Entries with the prefix ‘/HDD0’ indicate the units local hard drive
(if installed), entries prefixed by ‘/udd0’ are recordable media
connected to the unit via USB sockets, an entry prefixed by ‘/mdd’
is the installed SD card.
The device returns information when it is interrogated on
connection to the camera, the size of the recordable media is
amongst this data.
The device returns information when it is interrogated on
connection to the camera, the number of partitions is amongst this
data.
Formatted media can be allocated to the camera to allow it to
be used for recording. DM recommends that media is formatted
before allocation, even if if has been used previously for video
storage.
Prepares the media for video storage, refer to ‘To format
additional Video Storage’.
Displays the status of the associated media.
Displays messages about the progress of formatting/allocation of
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1. Plug a USB storage device into one of the available USB ports and click the purple
Refresh button. The newly connected device will be displayed with a ‘/udd’ prefix. The
SD card (if installed) will also be displayed and can be allocated in the same way. USB
devices will be prefixed udd, SD cards will be prefixed MDD.
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The device may require formatting. DM recommends the device is formatted even if it
was previously been used as video storage. Click on the ‘Format’ button adjacent to the
device listing to prepare the device for recording.
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Allocate the formatted and mounted storage for video storage by clicking on the
‘Allocate’ button. Allocation takes between a few seconds and a few minutes,
depending on the size of the drive, and the Feedback column will display information
about the allocation process. The unit will require a Reset once allocation is complete.
Note: The unit application drive is protected, if it is allocated the unit will only remove the video
folder. Formatting any other device will remove all data. In either case recording on the
system is halted while formatting and, if already allocated, the formatted device will be deallocated as a video storage device
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The system displays a confirmation box to ensure the correct device has been
selected. Click OK to confirm, then reboot the system. Once the power has cycled,
the system will build the required PAR files ready for recording to commence,
progress will be displayed in the Feedback column.
Note: There will be a pause before recording begins, dependant on the size of the USB device as
video partitions are built.
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The Schedule pages allow the Timer Functions that control recording to be configured.
The Setup page allows configuration of the schedule including naming the modes of operation and
controlling when and how the unit changes between modes.
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The Holiday & Weekend page allows the unit to be automatically switched to Override mode for
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This menu allows the Schedule function to be configured. This enables the unit to automatically
be put into set/unset mode at specific times on specific days, or at any time under the control of a
keyswitch. This can help reduce unnecessary alarm triggers by preventing alarm detection during
office working hours.
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When the unit is in Set or Unset mode, combine with different recording qualities and rates under
normal and alarm conditions for a high degree of control in a range of situations.
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Note: If Keyswitch is Enabled, the Day Time and Night Time options will not be displayed. The
additional Keyswitch options will instead be displayed.
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Day Time
Night TIme
With Keyswitch Enabled
Enables a name to be configured for Unset, Set and Override
modes.
Shows the current timer mode according to the names entered in
the Mode/Title text boxes.
Enter the time (using the 24hr clock) when Unset mode will begin.
Enter the time (using the 24hr clock) when Set mode will begin.
A Keyswitch can be used to switch the recording profile (Unset/
Set).
Note: When the Keyswitch option is set to ‘Enabled’. It is necessary to save (or exit and return to)
the menu. The additional Keyswitch options will then be displayed.
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choose a contact to be used in a specific zone as the Keyswitch.
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choose a contact to be used in a specific zone as the Keyswitch.
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Specifies which Day of the week is being configured
NOTE: The next two descriptions utilise the standard name settings for the profiles (SET, UNSET).
If these names have been changed on the ‘Schedule’ page, these menu options will display
the user configured names.
Specifies what time in format HH:MM the UNSET recording
settings, configured on the Profile Recording page, will become
operational
Night Time
Specifies what time in format HH:MM the SET recording settings,
configured on the Profile Recording page, will become operational
Note: The arrow button displayed next to each textbox allows settings to be replicated for those
cameras listed below. This will only affect the adjacent option i.e. Mode arrow will replicate
the Mode setting to all cameras below the clicked arrow.
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Holiday and Weekend settings cannot be entered when a Keyswitch has been enabled in the Record Settings->Schedule menu.
Enter a date and press the Add button. The date will be added to
the Holiday list. To delete, highlight and select Delete.
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This menu allows the unit to be automatically switched to Override mode for individual days i.e.
public holidays or during a weekend (or any defined period).
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Select ‘Enable’ to activate the Override (weekend) function. Set
mode will now be active for the dates outlined below.
Start
Select a Start day and time for Override (weekend) mode.
End
Select an End day and time for Override (weekend) mode.
Note: Override mode will remain activate each week until deselected.
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The Alarm Settings menus allow configuration of the unit’s alarm functionality. Individual alarm inputs
and alarm zones can be configured. Global relays can be activated and the Activity grid set up.
Refer to the individual menus for further details.
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The Inputs page allows configuration of alarm channels. Up to 4 alarm channels are available.
The Zone Input page enables the configuration of alarm zones.
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The Zone Actions page enables actions such as Go to Preset to be allocated to alarm zones. Zones
can also be associated with a specific camera. On receipt of an alarm, images from the associated
(primary) camera will automatically be displayed in the Viewer menu.
The Activity Response page enables configuration of responses following an Activity Detection
trigger.
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Activity feature enables cameras to automatically detect any movement/changes within the video
scene. This can trigger a number of operations such as FTP alarm notification or an increase in the
recording rate.
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The Global Actions page allows the four onboard relay connections and global relay settings to be
configured.
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This menu allows configuration of the alarm settings, refer to ‘Installing the Unit’ for hardware
installation guidance.
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This identifies which input is being configured. The unit supports 4
(four) on-board alarms.
Each input must be enabled to function. If the input is not enabled
and an alarm is received, the unit will not acknowledge the alarm.
N_O indicates the non-alarm state of the input. Tick the N_O
checkbox to set the corresponding input to Normally Open. The
alarm will then trigger when the input is closed (shorted). If left as
Normally Closed (the default setting), the alarm will trigger when
the input is opened.
A pulse extension is used to prevent double triggers on a single
alarm. The pulse extension time starts on an alarm trigger. If that
contact is triggered again after the first alarm has finished but
within the pulse extension, the second trigger will not restart the
alarm, but will extend the current alarm duration. Enter the time in seconds for this extension.
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This is a repetitive detector value. When an alarm is received on
the unit, it will store the alarm time and monitor the number of
times the same detector is triggered within an hour period. If the
detector is triggered the number of times entered here, the unit
will de-activate this detector from triggering an alarm for an hour.
The unit will continue to monitor the detector and check how many
times it is triggered during this period. If it is again triggered more
than the amount set in the nuisance counter, it will remain deactivated for another hour. This will continue until the trigger value
falls below the nuisance count setting. To disable this feature,
leave the setting as ‘0’.
Stuck Time (min)
If any of the alarms/detectors are active for a period longer than
specified here, they will automatically be omitted. This time period
is set in minutes.
Note: The arrow button displayed next to each textbox allows settings to be replicated for those
cameras listed below. This will only affect the adjacent option i.e. Enabled arrow will
replicate the Enabled setting to cameras below the clicked arrow.
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This menu allows the configuration of established alarm zones. A single or multiple trigger can be
used to generate an alarm. It is possible to allocate up to 32 alarm zones to carry out a combination
of actions. Use these options in conjunction with the Zone Actions menu.
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Zone Input
This is the number of seconds allowed for the user to enter the
zone and disable the alarms. If the alarm is not disabled within
this period the alarm will be triggered.
Exit time
This is the number of seconds from the alarm being set within
which the user must exit the set zone. If the user is still within the
zone after this time period the alarm will be triggered.
Zone
A zone can be established to logically groups alarms and initiate
actions when an alarm is activated, there are 32 configurable
zones.
Title
This information is stored along with the relevant images in the
database, ensure this has relevance to the alarm zone.
Pre-Alarm sec
This is the time period prior to the start of the alarm included
with the alarm recording for archive. These images will also be
protected from being overwritten.
Note: It is recommended that the Pre-Alarm option be set to the same value as the Pre-Trigger
setting in the “Profile Record“ menu. This will ensure successful playback of high quality
Pre-Trigger images. High quality pre-trigger images will only playback properly if review
(playback) starts prior to the pre-trigger initiation.
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This is the minimum time period in seconds (from the start of
the alarm) that is protected from being overwritten. This time will
include the alarm trigger, the pulse extension and any post alarm
recording. It will not include pre-alarm images.
Zone Input Rule
This determines which input(s) will trigger the zone alarm:
Input This sets an input or system function as the primary alarm trigger.
Select from Alarms 1-32, Video Alarm 1-4, Preset 1-16, Disk Low,
Disk Full, Panic, Archiving Slow, Archiving Fault, Virtual 1-16, and
Keyword Channel 1-32 (which will trigger the Alarm if any or the
32 programmed keywords are detected on the selected channel).
Alarm 24Hr
This option can be enabled for alarms that do not require change
at any time and are to remain as programmed i.e. Panic Alarm.
When this is selected, the Set, Unset and Override options are
disabled.
Entry Route Zone This creates deferred alarms along a specified route while the
entry time is active. This is in compliance with BS8418 (the British
Standard for remote video reporting centres). Diverting from the
entry route during the countdown will result in the alarm being
triggered immediately. This allows staff entry without triggering an
alarm prior to switching the system to Set mode.
Exit Route Zone
This creates deferred alarms along a specified route while the
exit time is active. This is in compliance with BS8418 (the British
Standard for remote video reporting centres). Diverting from the
exit route during the countdown will result in the alarm being
triggered immediately. This allows staff to exit without triggering
an alarm.
Exit Terminator
This will trigger the exit timer if the system is set. A countdown
timer will automatically start when the alarm is activated and
ensure the alarm system is not activated by other specified alarm
triggers for the Set time i.e. allowing a Guard to exit a building.
Entry Initiator
This will trigger the entry timer if the system is set. A countdown
timer will automatically start when the ‘primary’ alarm trigger
i.e. front door, is actioned. This ensures the alarm system is not
activated by other specified alarm triggers for the set time
Enable in Unset
Each alarm can be configured to be active when the unit is in
a specific operation mode. Enable this for the zone alarm to be
active in Unset operation mode.
Note: This label (Unset) may have been renamed in the Schedule -> Setup Page.
Each alarm can be configured to be active when the unit is in
a specific operation mode. Enable this for the zone alarm to be
active in Set operation mode.
Note: This label (Set) may have been renamed in the Schedule -> Setup Page.
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Each alarm can be configured to be active when the unit is in
a specific operation mode. Enable this for the zone alarm to be
active in Override operation mode.
Note: This label (Override) may have been renamed in the Schedule -> Setup Page.
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This menu allows actions to be allocated to individual alarm zones; Primary and Secondary cameras
can be allocated to the zone and actions undertaken following alarm activation. This page should be
configured in conjunction with the Zone Inputs menu.
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Select a zone (alarm) to configure.
This displays the local alarm text in the selected colour and can
be useful in prioritising alarms. Options available are Red, Green,
Blue, Yellow, Cyan and Magenta.
This setting gives the facility to assign a camera to the zone,
which can be displayed on the Main Monitor when the alarm is
triggered.
An alarm activation will be added to the database. The zone title
will be used as part of the entry information.
Select to trigger an alarm relay following zone activation. Select
the specific relay via the ‘Relay’ option.
Select to enable the unit to switch from Normal to Event recording
following alarm zone activation.
It is possible to play associated audio upon zone alarm activation.
This must be enabled to allow the unit to send an alarm
notification to an external destination i.e. an RVRC reporting via
NetVu ObserVer.
Select to ensure the unit automatically downloads alarm images
via an FTP connection to an FTP server.
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This will record a still image of the trigger along with the standard
recording. This can then be sent on to an external destination.
Email Image
If this option is selected, a JPEG will be added to the reporting
email (if Email Reporting is selected).
Protect alarm Images
Alarm images can automatically be protected from
being overwritten.
Goto Preset
It is possible to action a telemetry camera to automatically be sent
to a preset position when an alarm is triggered.
Email Reporting
The unit can send an email when an alarm is detected, refer to
‘Network->Email’ for further information.
Alarm Rate Change
Select to change to the alarm mode recording rate on zone action.
Activity Inhibit
Select to inhibit (ignore) the Activity detection feature, refer to
‘Alarm Settings->Activity Setup’ for further information.
System Set
Select to change to the ‘Set’ mode recording rate on zone action.
Enable Buzzer
Select to activate the unit’s internal buzzer upon alarm receipt.
Relay
Select an onboard or external relay to automatically close on
receipt of an alarm.
Relay Duration
Enter (in seconds) how long the relay is to remain closed.
Alarm Image Snapshot Delay
This figure allows a delay to be introduced before an alarm
snapshot is taken. This is used when the alarm relates to a PTZ
camera which has to travel to a preset position.
Play audio message
Following a Zone alarm trigger, a specific audio message
can be played.
IMPORTANT: Audio messages must be uploaded to the unit in mono 8k wav format only. The following naming convention must be used: messageXX.wav
i.e. message00.wav, message01.wav etc.
An FTP client should be used to place the wav files in the following folder:
\mdd0\messages folder.
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Add Still Image
Select to display the alarm zone Primary camera on the
Main Monitor.
System Override
Select to force the unit to utilise the Override (Weekend) settings
(configured on the Schedule page) when the zone alarm is
triggered. The system will remain in this mode until the Schedule
switches.
Note: This label may have been edited in Schedule->Setup
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The preset camera is the camera which will be sent to a
designated preset position upon alarm activation.
Enter the preset position number for the selected camera here,
refer to the individual camera documentation for more information
on establishing camera preset positions.
Select to open the Zone Action Camera Configuration page (see
below).
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Select a zone (alarm) to configure.
This allows a camera to be assigned as the primary camera
associated with the Alarm Zone. The primary camera will be
displayed when an alarm in this zone is triggered.
This setting gives the facility to assign additional cameras to the
zone. These cameras will become part of the alarm sequence
shown in the Viewer menus when the alarm zone is triggered.
Select to open the Zone Action page.
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Copy To All
A pulse extension is used to prevent double triggers on a single
alarm. The pulse extension time starts on an alarm trigger. If that
contact is triggered again after the first alarm has finished but
within the pulse extension, the second trigger will not generate a
new alarm, but will extend the current alarm duration. Enter the
time in seconds for this extension.
Select the camera input for configuration from the drop down list.
Select to copy the current Activity Response settings to all camera
channels.
To configure the selected camera channel for Activity, select
‘Activity’. To assign no detection settings, select ‘None’.
Following Activity activation, select ‘Simple Response’ to trigger
specific chosen responses. Refer to ‘Activity Response Setup’ for
more information. Select ‘Zone’ to apply the Zone Input rules a
configured in the Zone Input menu, refer to ‘Zone Input’ for
more information.
When selected, an alarm entry will be added to the
Event database.
Select to enable the unit to switch from Normal to Event recording
following alarm activation.
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This must be enabled for the unit to automatically connect
on alarm.
Alarm 24Hr
This will ensure that Activity Detection is permanently enabled on
this camera channel.
Add Still Image
This will record a still image of the trigger along with the standard
recording. This can then be sent on to an external destination.
Protect Alarm Images
Select to automatically protect alarm images from
being overwritten.
Alarm Relay
Select to trigger an alarm relay following zone activation. Select
the specific relay via the ‘Relay’ option.
Email Image
If this option is selected, a JPEG will be added to the reporting
email (if Email Reporting is selected).
Enable in Day This will enable Activity Detection when the unit is in Day (Unset)
operation mode.
Note: This label (Day) may have been edited in Schedule->Setup.
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This will enable Activity Detection when the unit is in Night (Set)
operation mode.
Note: This label (Night) may have been edited in Schedule->Setup.
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(Override) operation mode.
Note: This label (Weekend) may have been edited in Schedule->Setup.
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The unit supports Activity Detection on all video inputs. It enables cameras to automatically detect
any movement/changes within the video scene; this can trigger a number of operations such as FTP
alarm notification and an increase in recording rate.
A still image of the selected camera will be shown in the Grid Editor screen. To establish an Activity
zone, edit the cells displayed across the image.
This option should be used in conjunction with the Zone Inputs and Zone Actions menus.
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Three options are available for Activity activation (specifically in
relation to a PTZ camera).
Selecting ‘Active while at Preset 1’ will result in Activity mode
functioning only when the camera is at preset position 1.
Select ‘Active while camera not in motion’ for Activity mode to
function only when the camera is still.
Select ‘Always Active’ for Activity mode to be in constant
operation.
This is a drop down list of the video inputs on the unit, selecting
an input will display images from the corresponding video source.
This option allows the sensitivity setting to be established for the
activity grid being configured. There are five settings to choose
from: Indoor High, Indoor Low, Outdoor High, Outdoor Low,
Very Low.
Use the Grid Editor by placing cells in areas of the camera view
where movement will trigger an alarm. To enter cells navigate
across the image.
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Reload Img (Red)
Set All (Green)
This option will update the still image displayed in the Grid Editor.
This option will insert a default square of 16 x 16 cells across the
displayed video image.
This option will clear all entered cells.
Leave as ‘Normal’. Different Edit Mode functions will be added
following future development.
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This menu allows configuration of the default relay actions supported on the unit.
The unit supports two onboard relay connections and a global relay setting. This global relay can be
triggered under specific conditions i.e. on receipt of any zone alarm or notification of
Activity Detection.
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Select a time period (in days) that images associated with an
alarm will be protected from deletion.
When a relay has been triggered, the primary camera associated
with that relay can immediately be displayed on the local monitor.
Select ‘Jump To Primary Camera’ from the drop down list to
activate this function.
Enable this setting to make the unit return to the view displayed
before the alarm activation once the alarm has ended.
Enable this setting to display an alarm text alert in the colour
specified in ‘Alarm Colour’ in the Zone Actions Menu.
Select whether the normal state of the relay contact should be
Open or Closed.
Select to enable detection of the accompanying condition. Options
available are; Activity, Camera Fail, System Set, Dial Out, System
Override, Camera Masked and Is Recording,
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Specifies which Relay will be triggered when the associated alarm
is received.
When connected, additional modules will be available i.e. 485
Bus module. These modules can then be activated following relay
activation.
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The Network Settings menus allow configuration of the unit’s network functionality. Key network
settings can be established such as ‘fixing’ the unit’s IP address and maximum transmission rate.
E-mail, remote reporting on alarm and FTP download can also be configured. Refer to the individual
menus for further details.
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Network Settings
The Network Settings page allows configuration of the unit’s network connections such as the name
assigned to the unit and its IP address.
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The Live Trans page enables JPEG and MPEG profiles to be created for transmitting images via a
High, Medium or Low quality network connections to any viewing software or to another unit using
this one as an IP source.
The Multicast page allows recordings from the unit’s camera inputs to be forwarded to a port
address; enabling multiple viewers to view live data using a suitable media player without the need
to directly connect to the unit.
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The Email page allows configuration of the Email feature. The unit can automatically transmit an
email to an SMTP Server following an event i.e. on receipt of an alarm or a camera failure notice.
The Remote Reporting page allows a Remote Video Receiving Centre’s (RVRC) configuration
details to be entered. The RVRC will then be contacted following a selected event occurring i.e.
reported alarm or camera failure.
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The Firewall page allows the user to block access to the unit via specific network port(s).
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This menu allows additional network settings to be configured if required.
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This field can be edited to allocate a name to the unit. This would
be used if accessing the unit via a Domain Name Server (DNS).
This is the IP address allocated to the unit.
This is the subnet of the network were the unit is located.
This is the IP address of the default gateway (router).
This is the primary DNS server IP address for applications utilising
domain names.
Shows the maximum transmission speed for the network type.
This is used in order to improve the picture delivery over Ethernet
when using a slow connection i.e. 256Kbps. A buffer setting of 1,2
or 3 is available.
This is the maximum transmit unit for the Ethernet packet. The
MTU is the largest physical packet size measured in bytes that the
network can transmit. By default this figure is set to 1500bytes.
This is the time (in milliseconds) the unit will wait to re-send a
packet if an acknowledgement is not received.
Base address for the PPP port
This is the time (in seconds) the unit will wait before disconnecting
the PPP (Point to Point Protocol) link if data has not been
transmitted or received.
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If for any reason the PPP connection is lost, this is the time (in
minutes) before the unit will be forced to drop the PPP connection.
Select to close the network connection following transmission of
alarm data.
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The unit transmits live images using JPEG or MPEG formats.
The NetVu Connected remote viewing software will use the settings configured on this page as the
defaults for JPEG & MPEG; High, Medium and Low settings.
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Settings can be established for JPEG and MPEG compression.
For MPEG and JPEG transmission, select image resolution
settings (2CIF, CIF or QCIF).
For JPEG, the figure entered will be the size of the JPEG
transmitted (in Kbytes). For MPEG4 the figure will be the bit rate
allocated. A higher rate will provide better quality picture display.
JPEG file sizes can be configured in the range of 5-45Kbytes and
MPEG bit rates in the range of 45-2500Kbits/second.
This shows the number of pictures transmitted per second.
For JPEG, the actual images transmitted will depend on the
bandwith of the link, increasing the pictures sent per millisecond
may introduce time lag if bandwith is not sufficient. On MPEG
transmission, increasing the pictures sent will also reduce the
quality of the images (as more images are transmitted for the
defined bit rate).
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Select whether transmitted MPEG4 images are sent as RAW data
or in GOV (Group of Video) format. RAW mode transmits a
single I frame and then a sequence of P frames (until a change in
transmission is detected). GOV mode sends I and P frames in a
standard format i.e. I to P frame ratio as set by the I Frame
Ration option.
MPEG Quality
The Quality of the MPEG data transmission can be set from CBR
(Constant Bit Rate) to High 32. A higher quality setting may result
in a lower transfer speed.
I Frame Ratio
Select the ration of I Frames recorded between each P Frame.
Note: An MPEG I-frame is considerably larger than a P-frame. Therefore the higher the IP ratio,
the higher the disk space required to store recorded images.
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The Multicast page allows recordings from the unit’s camera input to be forwarded to a port address;
enabling multiple viewers to view live data using a suitable media player without the need to directly
connect to the unit. In multi viewing scenarios, the demands on the unit are significantly reduced;
improving overall performance.
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This system has been validated using the ‘Videolan VLC media player for MS Windows.
The Videolan VLC media player can be downloaded free of charge from:
www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
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Assign a unique IP address. This address is not assigned to any
‘physical’ unit. The VLC program will use this address (when
configured to do so) as its multicast group and access any
broadcast images via the configured port address (see below).
If there are multiple units using multicast, each one must have a
unique IP address.
Following configuration of the IP address, configure the port
address. The address will default to 1234, .
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Select the multicast forwarding method. Select from ‘SAP’ (to
use session announcement protocol operation), ‘HTTP’ (to
use cgi control operation) or ‘SAP+HTTP’ (both methods used
simultaneously).
Enable
Tick this option to enable multicast.
TTL (Time to Live) This option can be configured to limit which users can access the
images. Enter one of the following numbers:
0 - restricts video to the same host
1 - restricts video to the same subnet
32 - restricts video to the same site
64 - restricts video to the same region
128 - restricts video to the same continent
255 - is unrestricted in scope
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The unit can automatically transmit an email to an SMTP Server under numerous conditions i.e. on
start up, on receipt of an alarm, camera failure etc. This allows the unit to be installed in unmanned
applications where a Remote Video Response Centre (or Manager etc.) would be notified by email if
any of these conditions occur.
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Note: This menu will only be displayed if ‘Email Reporting’ is selected in the
System Settings->Features->System menu.
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It is possible for the email to be transmitted via the Ethernet
network or dial up connection (PPP ‘Point to Point Protocol’).
This setting presumes that a modem has been connected or
configured and the unit is connected to a LAN or WAN and
allocated a valid IP address.
This is the IP address or URL of the SMTP Server that the email
will be sent to. The SMTP server will then forward this to the
intended recipient.
Enter the login details for the email account used above.
Enter the login details for the email account used above.
This is the email address of the intended recipient.
This is the addressee name that will be shown in the email name
field.
This field must be configured if the recipient is to reply to an email.
The unit does not accept incoming emails therefore ensure this is
a valid email address.
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This is the ‘reply to’ name that will be shown in the email
name field.
These optional fields indicate the source of the email notification.
If the fields are left blank the unit will use the system name to
create a sender name.
This is the sender name that will be shown in the email
name field.
Select to send email notification on startup.
Select to send email notification on alarm activation.
Select to send email notification on camera fail.
Select to send email notification on activation of the Activity
Detection feature.
Select to send accompanying image from supporting
primary camera.
Select to log every email transaction that the unit issues.
Select resolution settings for images sent as ‘thumbnail’
attachments. Choose from: Thumbnail, LO (low res), MED
(medium res) and HI (high res).
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This menu details the configuration requirements for the unit to report to a Remote Video Receiving
Centre (RVRC) following alarm activation.
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This is the IP address or URL of the initial host that the unit will
transmit an alarm message to.
It is possible for the alarm message to be transmitted via the
Ethernet network or a dial up connection.
If the unit is unable to contact the primary host, an alternative
route can be identified via a secondary host. If there is only one
alarm receiving IP address, you must enter the details in both the
primary and secondary connection settings.
It is possible to select a separate dial profile for the
secondary host.
This is the public IP (or domain name) for a unit connected to
the Internet via a NAT Router or Firewall. This field should be left
blank if NAT is not used e.g. a private network.
This field allows the RVRC to connect to the unit through a router
that is using port forwarding e.g. if the video server does not
appear on port 80 (HTTP), to the external network. Enter the port
number used for forwarding here if required.
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Remote Alarm Reporting This is the reference name/ID that will be presented to the RVRC
viewing application. It should therefore have some significance to
the Operator.
This must be enabled for the unit to automatically connect
on alarm.
Enabling this option ensures the unit reports camera failure on
any of the inputs to the RVRC.
This will send an alarm report when the unit starts up. Any system
resets will be identified.
Should the modem/router at the Alarm Receiving Centre be dormant,
the unit will ‘Ping’ the ARC prior to sending reporting data.
This specifies the network port number used for reporting to the
alarm server. In normal circumstances this should be left at the
default value (23).
If the initial connection attempt fails, the unit will wait for the
specified time period (in seconds) before attempting to re-connect.
This identifies the number of times the unit will attempt to connect
after a failed attempt. A setting of ‘0’ means no limit and the unit
will continue to try and connect until successful.
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Enabling this option will allow an external client to receive a
response when attempting to ‘ping’ the unit. Disabling this option
will make the unit less visible on the network.
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Up to 32 Configuration settings may be entered.
This option can identify which system TCP ports are available. If
a host tries to communicate with the unit using a TCP port that is
not within the ‘open’ range (even with a valid IP address), access
will not be granted to the unit. The enabled ports can be a range
or single port address, if a single port is needed then enter the
same port number in the to and from section.
This option can identify which system UDP ports are available. If a
host tries to communicate with the unit using a UDP
port that is not within the ‘open’ range (even with a valid IP
address), access will not be granted to the unit. The enabled ports
can be a range or single port address, if a single port is needed
then enter the same port number in the to and from section.
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Select to archive to a USB media device.
Enter a start date for the event download.
Enter a start time for the event download.
Enter an end date for the event download.
Enter an end time for the event download.
When selected, the unit will add a Viewer program to the archive.
It is recommended that this option be selected as it will ensure the
downloaded video images can always be successfully viewed.
The media can be ejected when the operation is complete. An
inserted USB stick will be made safe to remove.
Selecting this option will display the space required (in
megabytes) for the chosen event period to be fully downloaded.
The space currently available on the USB device is also shown.
Space required for archive download.
Space currently available on the USB device.
Select this button to begin the Archive process.
During Archiving, status messages will be displayed detailing the
archive process.
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The Diagnostics menus gives engineers the ability to quickly and accurately diagnose any problems
with the unit. This menu will normally only be used on a Technical Support call.
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used to assist with fault finding. The debug can be filtered in order to isolate and highlight events
that are of interest.
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This menu allow detailed analysis of the debug output from the camera and maybe used to assist
with fault finding. The debug can be filtered in order to isolate and highlight events that are of
interest.
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Defines whether the debug settings on the debug output will
be displayed.
Specifies which of the Debug Filters is being configured.
Specifies the text to be searched for in the Debug stream.
Allows configuration of the parser window font colour.
Allows configuration of the parser window background.
Allows the display font family to be specified.
Allows the display font size to be specified.
Allows the display font weight to be specified.
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Text colour
Background colour
Font family
Font size
Font weight
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The Viewer menus allows connected cameras to be viewed, controlled (were applicable) and
recorded images to be searched for, viewed and archived. The Viewer menus can be navigated via
the front panel softkeys in conjunction with the USB mouse or the optional IR Remote Control or
USB keyboard. They can also be viewed and accessed remotely via the webpages and the ‘Viewer’
menu option.
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Navigation is via a colour coded softkey system. The coloured menu provides an intuitive approach
to operator and installer use. The coloured softkeys on the front of the unit correspond to the menu
options displayed on screen.
The function of the keys will change according to whether the unit is in Live or Playback mode.
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The View Control page allows connected video inputs to be displayed full screen or in Quad/Multi
way display format. The Help Video page can also be accessed.
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Full
Quad
Show currently selected camera full screen.
Displays four images on-screen, putting the
currently selected camera in the top left segment
of the four, and will increment all cameras by one
if pressed again i.e. if cam 1 is shown top left,
cam 2 top right etc. then the views will increment
to cam 2 top left, cam 3 top right etc.
Note: When a camera button is pressed to select a new camera, the new selection will be
displayed in the top left hand corner of the display. The next three connected cameras will
be displayed in the following three positions.
Help
Next
Select to display the Video Help menu.
Opens the next page of the Viewer menu.
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The Video Control page offers video playback functions i.e. play, pause, rewind and fast forward
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Freezes current video display.
Rewinds current video.
Plays from current position.
Fast forwards video up to current recording
position.
Opens the next page of the Viewer menu.
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IMPORTANT:
Switches the selected camera(s) shown
onscreen into Play mode.
Goto
Opens the GoTo menu, refer to ‘GoTo Option’.
Event
Displays the Events menu.
Menu/Setup*
Opens the Configuration menu pages.
Selecting this option will exit the Viewer menus. This will be logged in the User
Activity Log as the current user terminating the session, refer to ‘Appendix C’ for further information regarding the User Activity Logging.
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Opens the next page of the Viewer menu.
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The Program page allows preset settings for PTZ cameras to be established and an ‘Origin’ base
position established for a camera.
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If Preset positions have been established for the
PTZ camera, select the Preset option and enter
a preset number. Refer to the ‘Presets’ menu
page for further details on establishing preset
positions.
If Patrols have been established for the camera,
select the Patrol option and enter a number.
Refer to the ‘Patrols’ menu page for further
details on establishing Patrols.
Opens the ‘Dome Menu Option’ page.
Opens the next page of the Viewer menu.
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The Program Menu page allows the PTZ configuration on the currently selected telemetry camera to
be accessed and configured.
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Dome
Store
Select to display the Dome Menu page.
Use to save the current view as a Preset for this
camera. Press this button then a preset position.
To re-send the camera to this position, select
the camera, then press Next -> Preset -> (preset
number).
Note: When entering a new preset, any previous preset assigned to that number (for the same
camera) will be overwritten.
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This option will send the camera to
the stored ‘Preset1’ position.
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Set Origin
The Origin option allows a base position to
be established for the Oracle dome camera.
The camera will register this position as zero
degrees. Any command that sends the camera
to a coordinate will use this origin as its starting
point..
Note: This option is only available for Oracle dome cameras.
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The Dome Menu page allows camera specific menus imbedded on the currently viewed Telemetry
camera to be accessed and configured.
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Select to view camera specific sub-menus
embedded on the Telemetry camera (if
applicable). The camera specific menus will be
overlaid across the screen.
This option enables sub-menu content selection
(dependent on the protocol selected). Please
refer to the specific camera documentation for
further guidance.
This option enabes sub-menus to be exited
(dependent on the protocol selected). Please
refer to the specific camera documentation for
further guidance.
This option will fully exit any embedded camera
sub-menus currently being viewed.
Return to the previous page of the Viewer menu.
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Selecting the 15 Mins (Red) button will change the softkey options to 15 minute segments i.e. the user can progress 15 mins from/prior the current playback time.
• Selecting the -Hour button (Green) will progress the video to a point exactly one hour prior to the time shown in the date/time display.
• Selecting the +Hour button (Yellow) will progress the video to a point exactly one hour in advance of the ime shown in the date/time display.
• Selecting the 4Hrs (Blue) button will change the softkey options to four hour segments i.e. the user can progress four hours from/prior the current playback time.
• Selecting the Exit (Purple) button will always exit the Timeline Navigation menu.
Depending on the scale used to review the video i.e. Seconds, Minutes, Hours, or Days; the above softkey options will differ, however the same intuitive principles remain.
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The Timeline Navigation page and the accompanying Video Timeline feature allows quick and easy
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The Video Timeline allows intuitive, rapid navigation within recorded video. To aid navigation, the
timeline can be set to display periods ranging from 15 seconds to four weeks. The timeline can be
clicked anywhere in the scale to instantly play recorded images from that point.
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The timeline allows navigation from the time and
date currently shown in the Date/Time Display
window. The scale changes to correspond to the
time period chosen for investigation i.e. if a scale
of one hour is selected it will be possible to move
up to one hour prior, or one hour in advance of
the displayed time (unless that selected time
has not been recorded yet). For example, with a
scale of one hour, click ‘10’ on the left side of the
timeline to play video from 10 minutes prior to
the Date/Time Display. To advance in time, click
on the right side of the timeline. uri
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Shows the currently selected date/time.
Note: The Date/Time Display shows the last time selected via the timeline. During playback, the
Date/Time Display remains static while the ‘running’ time is shown in the bottom left corner
of the playback image.
Time Scale Options
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1 minute
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15 minutes
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1 hour
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4 hours
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1 day
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1 week
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Utilise the buttons shown below to change the scale.
Decreases the scale of the displayed timeline by
one step i.e. if the scale is currently one hour,
selecting this button will reduce it to 15 minutes,
selecting it again will reduce it to one minute etc.
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Increases the scale of the timeline by one step
i.e. if the scale is currently one hour, selecting
this button will increase it to four hours, selecting
it again will increase it to one day etc.
Left Navigation Arrow (Green)
Selecting the left navigation arrow will play
recorded images from the maximum prior time
available via the current timeline i.e. if a one
hour time scale is displayed, selecting the Left
Navigation Arrow will play video from one hour
prior. This can also be selected via the Green
softkey button.
Right Navigation Arrow (Yellow)
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Selecting the right navigation arrow will play
recorded images from the maximum future time
available via the current timeline i.e. if a one
hour time scale is displayed, selecting the Right
Navigation Arrow will play video from one hour
in advance. This can also be selected via the
Yellow softkey button.
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Alarms and activity detection, plus system Events i.e. camera fails, are tagged and stored in the
Event List. Each Event is labelled with an event type (alarm, activity or system) and its time and
date. To view any additional pages of Event data, use the Yellow/Blue Softkeys. If viewing locally,
use the Up/Down Directional buttons to select a specific Event, press the OK button to display the
full list. When viewing remotely, selecting any Event with the mouse will display the full Event list. If
viewing remotely, highlight a chosen event with the mouse to playback.
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Select to playback the highlighted event.
Select to view live images from the currently
selected camera.
Select to display the previous page of
Event data.
Select to display the next page of Event data.
Select to open the Event Copy and
Search menu.
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Select to add the currently highlighted event to
the Copy menu.
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Clear All
Select to clear ALL events from the copy menu.
Note: Single events can be deleted via the Copy menu.
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The Event Copy and Search menu allows events to be sent to the Copy menu via the Copy Option.
All events currently held within the ‘Copy’ menu can be deleted via the ‘Clear All’ option. The ‘Filter
option’ allows access to the ‘Filter Search’ menu.
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Select to display the Filter Search menu, refer to;
Operating The Viewer->Filter Search for further
guidance.
Select to open the Activity Search menu, refer to;
Operating The Viewer->Activity Search Menu for
further guidance.
Opens the Play menu for the currently
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When searching a large number of stored events, the Filter Search menu allows events to be filtered
by time, camera channel and category.
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Select a start time for the Event filter. Events
prior to this time will be ignored.
Select a start date for the Event filter. Events
prior to this date will be ignored.
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Close
Select which cameras are to be included within
the Event search. A range of cameras can be
selected by entering a hyphen between the first
and last required camera i.e.1-8. A selection of
individual cameras can be chosen by entering
a comma between each camera i.e. 1,3,5,8.
Events captured by other cameras will be
ignored.
If searching for text in image events, enter the
required text here.
The event search can be filtered to include
all, or specific event types only. The event
types are: Alarm, Activity, GPS and System.
Each type is assigned a specific symbol, these
symbols accompany each listed event for easy
recognition.
Select to remove all data currently displayed in
the Filter Search Box.
Select to reset the Filter Search box. The current
Time/Date will be displayed plus all available
cameras. Select to enter the current Time/Date. Any
additional displayed search criteria will remain.
Select to apply any changes made to the Filter
Search box.
Select to return to the Event Copy and
Search menu.
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The Activity Search menu allows the search criteria to be further narrowed to only include events
which have occurred within specific segments of the camera view. Firstly, enter a start/end Time and
Date, then select a camera channel. Use the Grid option to select a specific segment of the
camera view.
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From Date
To Time
To Date
Cameras
Select a start time for the Activity filter. Events
prior to this time will be ignored.
Select a start date for the Activity filter. Events
prior to this date will be ignored.
Select an end time for the Activity filter. Events
after this time will be ignored.
Select a end date for the Activity filter. Events
after this date will be ignored
Select which camera to include within the Activity
search. A range of cameras can be selected
by entering a hyphen between the first and last
required camera i.e.1-8. A selection of individual
cameras can be chosen by entering a comma
between each camera i.e. 1,3,5,8. Events
captured by other cameras will be ignored.
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Select to remove all data currently displayed in
the Filter Search Box.
Select to reset the Filter Search box. The current
Time/Date will be displayed plus all available
cameras. Select to open the Grid menu.
Select to apply any change made to the Filter
Search box.
Select to return to the Event Copy and
Search menu.
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The Activity Grid menu allows the event search criteria to be further narrowed to only display
events which have occured within a segment of the camera view. A grid will be displayed across the
image of the selected camera channel. Using the options outlined below, the grid can be configured
to create activity zones within the image. Only events which have occured wthin these zones will
then be displayed in the Activity Search menu for the chosen camera channel.
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Start
End
This option will display a default rectangle of
18x16 cells across the video image.
This option will delete all cells from the displayed
video image.
Highlight a cell using the mouse (if viewing
remotely) and select Start (Yellow). This will mark
the start point of the area NOT to be included in
the activity zone.
Highlight a cell using the mouse (if viewing
remotely) and select End (Blue). This will mark
the end point of the area NOT to be included in
the activity zone.
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Images and events can be marked and added to the Copy Event List. The Viewer menu can also be
set to ‘sequence’ through connected cameras and display images in sequential order.
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In Playback mode, select ‘Mark’ to establish a
start point for archiving purpose. The Copy Event
List box will be displayed (see above) detailing
the start date and time of the archive. Select
‘Mark’ again to establish an end time for the
archive. A maximum of eight copy periods can be
added to the Copy Event List.
In Playback mode, select Clear to remove the
last start or end mark added to the Copy
Event List.
Opens the Copy Menu.
Select ‘Seq On’ to display images from all
connected cameras in a sequential order.
Opens the Play menu for the currently
displayed camera.
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Images and events can be copied to a USB Media for remote reviewing away from the unit (for
evidential or monitoring purposes). The Copy Menu can be accessed via the ‘Archive’ (Yellow)
button on the Archive Selection page.
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Start and End points for video marked for download can also be added and edited directly within the
Copy Menu.
The Copy menu will display all video images marked for archiving. The Start and Finish date/times
will be shown along with the estimated size of the download, the period the images are protected for,
and the camera channels to be included in the download.
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as required.
Selecting a blank Archive line will allow direct entry of data i.e. start/end time and date, protection
period and the camera channels to be included in the Archive.
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Select the media device (USB) for archive purposes.
Select whether the application required to view archived data is
included in the download.
Displays the space (as a percentage) already used on the chosen
media device.
Displays the space (as a percentage) required to download the
selected archive(s).
Displays the space (as a percentage) that will remain following
the download.
Displays messages relevant to the archive process i.e. ‘Archive
In Progress’.
Displays the progress of the current archive (as a percentage
of completion).
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Progress
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Select to begin the download process.
Select to delete the highlighted archive only.
Select to delete ALL archives currently displayed
in the Copy menu.
Select to exit the Copy menu.
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2. Select USB from the Archive Media checkbox.
3. Select the Copy option (Red) to start archive.
4. Selected items are then save to the USB device.
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This page gives an overview of the units current settings including IP address, connections to the
camera, the locations that data is being read from and written to, and which recording profile is
active.
Opens the About page
Refreshes the current page
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This page displays the configured recording settings for the unit. The current record mode being
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This page details the demands placed on the codec in the form of CIF Usage (per sec) and Bitrate
Usage (kbps). The table displayed highlights the current loading and the maximum Bandwidth (kbps)
and Encode/Decode Processors (CIF/s) that can be placed on each codec.
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are breached, it will be highlighted ‘Red’.
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Basic/Advanced
About (Green)
Refresh (Purple)
Select to open the System->Status->About->Codec detail page.
Select to open the System->Status->About page.
Refreshes the information on the current page.
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This page displays the capabilities of the unit in terms of resolution and supported compression
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return 0.
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This information page shows the capability settings for the unit. These parameters determine how
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The UI page shows the settings stored in the unit which configure the user interface.
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This page shows the different settings available in the record configurations. The current default
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This menu provides a setup link to allow the settings on each individual camera to be adjusted.
Click on Local Camera Setup to edit the settings held in the DVR;
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Receive Data Transmit Data Ground RS485 Connectivity (2 wire)
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RS485 + (A)
RS485 - (B)
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connector.
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User Activity logging can be enabled or disabled via the System Setting->Features menu. When this
feature is enabled, the unit will record all actions performed via the user interface. These actions
include Viewing the live stream, activating telemetry, altering the unit configuration, viewing recorded
video, archiving video and any system events such as restarting the unit.
Data recorded will include the user name, login time and date, what action was performed, which
channels were viewed and which telemetry instructions were issued.
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The log files will be retained on the unit for as long as any related video files are kept. One log file
will be created daily as a text file and will be named automatically (using the date of creation), and
stored in the logs directory on the unit. This can then be downloaded via ftp if required.
Stored Data
Username, Local or Remote, Login
Local Archive
Username, Local or Remote control,
Media
Remote Raw Archive 1
http Username, Submission
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FTP Username, List of
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IP address of user, Local or Remote,
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Playback
Username, Local or remote, Menus
changed, Items changed
Username, Remote, Channel
viewed, From time
Username, Remote, Channel viewed
System Events
Username, Event Info
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With the mains power off, connect a standard 9DF-9DF RS232 communications cable from the PC via the serial port connection (COM1) on the rear of the unit.
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Power the unit, the Power LED on the unit will illuminate.
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Hyperterminal will display the communications information as the unit boots up. This will include the IP address, Subnet and Gateway.
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The Multicast page allows recordings from the unit’s camera input to be forwarded to a port address.
To utilise the Multicasting function (refer to Configuration Menu: Network Settings->Multicast SetUp
for guidance).
This system has been validated using the ‘Videolan VLC media player for MS Windows.
The Videolan VLC media player can be downloaded free of charge from:
www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
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to be made via the Viewer menu.
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* Select View | playlist | SAP Announcements
All video servers with multicast enabled should then appear in the playlist window. Double click a
server to start streaming data from it.
Version 0.8.6
* In VLC select Playlist -> Manage -> Services Discovery -> SAP Announcements
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The server broadcasts SAP announcements periodically, the packets contain SDP entries
which describe the stream contents for each multicast enabled camera. VLC listens for SAP
announcements and adds them to the playlist.
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CAMERAS
4, camera inputs available. Auto detection on power up. Alarm on Camera Fail.
Option to view all or selected cameras without effecting recording.
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Main monitor:
Full screen, picture in picture & quad viewing .
Mon A: Composite video BNC connector.
VGA: VGA Connector -VGA Monitor.
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Including: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish,
ALARMS & RELAYS
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Each activity detection will switch the selected camera from normal record profile to alarm record profile. This feature
can also; log the event, activate a relay, trigger a sounder, switch camera or link to an alarm.
Individual configurable alarm responses include; move camera to preset, activate a relay, remote alarm reporting, email
on alarm, log event, switch camera, activate sounder.
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The user has the option to record and play back audio through the unit. Recorded with images, audio can be played
back directly from the unit via powered external speakers.
Audio output for on site PA/Challenge.
Connections:
Line in: 1V pk-pk, RCA phono socket.
Line out: 1V pk-pk, RCA phono socket.
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• Frame advance/rewind, fast picture search and pause keys.
• Event list, including event list filter with unique quadrant preview facility.
• GOTO time and date.
• Playback in quad, picture in picture and full screen.
RECORDING
Playback and record to hard disk simultaneously.
Alarmed or manually selected images can be protected from being overwritten.
Timed expiry option allows images to be held for a selected number of days.
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NETWORKING CAPABILITIES
A standard Ethernet connection allows live and recorded viewing on a networked PC using DM’s NetVu ObserVer
software. Webpages are available for configuration and live viewing using a standard web browser
RESOLUTION
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JPEG & MPEG-4 format files.
User definable file size and bit rate.
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Serial Ports: 1 x RS485 / RS232.
Ethernet: 1x Ethernet RJ-45 10/100 Ethernet connection.
USB: 3 x USB 2.0 Connector (1 positioned on the front panel).
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TELEMETRY
Built-in RS485/Twisted pair protocols provide direct control of the numerous domes including but not limited to the
following:
• Dedicated Micros Serial
• AD Matrix/AD 168-Matrix
• RS485/Matrix
• Ernitec
• JVC
• Kalatel
• MarkMercer
• Panasonic WV-CS600/WV-CS850
• Philips/Philips 232
• Samsung
• Sanyo
• Sensormatic
• Ultrak
• Vantage
• VCL/VCL-Matrix
• Vicon
• Vista
TEMPERATURE RANGE
5 - 40°C
RELATIVE HUMIDITY
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Changelog
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Other............................................................................. 39
Pins / Connection.......................................................... 14
Power............................................................................ 11
Power Sources................................................................ 6
Profile Record .............................................................. 60
Profile Record Tables.................................................. 131
Program Page............................................................. 109
Protect Video ............................................................... 65
PTZ Program Option................................................... 108
Quick Overview Of Default Record Settings................... 9
Read Instructions............................................................ 6
Rear Panel connections................................................ 10
Record.......................................................................... 59
Record Details............................................................ 125
Regulatory Notes and FCC and DOC Information.......... 6
Relay Connector........................................................... 14
Relay Connector / Pin / Alarm Input Connection.......... 14
Relays........................................................................... 14
Remote Reporting......................................................... 98
RS232........................................................................... 15
RS232 Connectivity ................................................... 133
RS485........................................................................... 15
RS485 Connectivity (2 wire) ...................................... 133
Schedule....................................................................... 72
Selection Page............................................................ 107
Serial Port Pin Outs.................................................... 133
Serial Ports .................................................................. 32
Server .......................................................................... 41
Servicing......................................................................... 6
Shared Cable wiring.................................................... 133
Software Menu.............................................................. 23
Step 1 - Connecting Video............................................ 12
Step 2 - Monitor............................................................ 12
Step 3 - Connecting the USB Mouse............................ 13
Step 4 - Connecting Audio............................................ 13
Step 5 - Connecting to the Network.............................. 13
Step 6 - Alarms / Relays .............................................. 14
Step 7 - Connecting Serial Ports................................... 15
Step 8 - Connecting Power........................................... 15
System.......................................................................... 22
System.......................................................................... 36
The Configuration pages are displayed on .................. 16
Time and Date ............................................................. 30
Timeline Navigation......................................................111
Time Scale Options..................................................... 112
To configure your PC to utilise VLC............................ 136
To Copy Events/Images to a USB Device................... 123
To format additional Video Storage............................... 69
UI Information............................................................. 130
Unit Specification........................................................ 137
Unit Status ................................................................... 24
User Accounts . ............................................................ 52
User Activity Logging.................................................. 134
Using a USB Mouse or the Webpages......................... 19
Using the Front Panel Interface.................................... 18
Utilising USB Memory................................................... 44
Ventilation....................................................................... 6
Version 0.8.6.............................................................. 136
Version 1.0.5............................................................... 136
Video............................................................................. 10
Video............................................................................. 38
Video Control.............................................................. 106
Video Storage............................................................... 68
Video Timeline............................................................ 112
View Control................................................................ 105
Viewer Defaults . .......................................................... 48
What is Turbo mode?.................................................... 60
Zone Actions................................................................. 80
Zone Actions Camera................................................... 82
Zone Input..................................................................... 78
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Accessing the Configuration Webpages....................... 17
Accessing the menus on a local monitor...................... 16
Accessing the menus on a PC web browser................ 16
Activity........................................................................... 85
Activity Grid Menu....................................................... 120
Activity Response Setup............................................... 83
Activity Search Menu.................................................. 118
Advanced Record......................................................... 62
Alarm Input.................................................................... 76
Alarms and relays......................................................... 11
Alarm Status................................................................. 25
AoE............................................................................... 67
Archive........................................................................ 101
Archive Selection........................................................ 121
Audio............................................................................. 10
Audio............................................................................. 35
Before you start............................................................... 8
Camconfig Details....................................................... 128
Camera Configuration................................................... 33
Camera Overview......................................................... 57
Camera Overview ...................................................... 132
Camera Setup............................................................... 55
Capabilities................................................................. 129
CE Mark.......................................................................... 7
Changelog................................................................... 138
Change Scale............................................................. 113
Check the contents of the box........................................ 8
Choosing a location for installation................................. 8
Codec Loading............................................................ 126
COMMON CONFIGURATION INTERFACE................... 4
Complete Flexibility......................................................... 9
Configuration................................................................. 40
Configuring the Unit...................................................... 16
Configuring Your PC for the Videolan VLC Player...... 136
Copy Menu ................................................................ 122
Data.............................................................................. 10
Debug Parser.............................................................. 103
Default DNS Address.................................................... 16
Design of the manual...................................................... 5
Display ......................................................................... 50
Dome Menu Option..................................................... 110
Electrical Connections.................................................... 8
Email............................................................................. 96
Entering Alpha-Numeric Data via a Local Monitor........ 18
Event Copy and Search Menu.................................... 115
Event List.................................................................... 114
Export Logs................................................................... 40
Features.......................................................................... 4
Features . ..................................................................... 36
Filter Search Menu...................................................... 116
Firewall........................................................................ 100
Front Panel connections............................................... 10
General Information.................................................... 124
Global Actions............................................................... 87
Holiday & Weekend...................................................... 74
Installing the Eco4 Unit................................................. 12
JPEG Pre Trigger.......................................................... 64
Language...................................................................... 29
Lightning Strike............................................................... 6
Live Transmissions....................................................... 92
Locating the Unit IP address......................................... 16
Locating the unit IP address using the serial port....... 135
Logs.............................................................................. 28
Main Menu.................................................................... 20
Maintain........................................................................ 40
Multicast Setup............................................................. 94
Network......................................................................... 37
Network......................................................................... 90
Operating the Viewer.................................................. 104
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#03-03 Hudson Techno Centre,
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3070 Kortenberg, Belgium
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Delavska cesta 26,
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5/3 Packard Avenue, Castle Hill,
NSW 2154, Australia
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Hamtorstaße 9
41460 Neuss, Germany
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9-13 rue du Moulinet
75013 Paris, France
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1200 Daresbury Park, Daresbury,
Cheshire, WA4 4HS, UK
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Building 12, Suite 302,
P.O. Box 500291, Dubai Internet City, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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BLB017, Bulebel Industrial Estate,
Zejtun, ZTN3000, Malta
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14434 Albemarle Point Place, Suite 100,
Chantilly, Virginia 20151 USA
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