VIP X1/VIP X2 – Network video server
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Release: May 2005 (Software version 1.0)
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Contents
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Chapter 1 Preface
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Intended use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
EU Directives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Rating plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Chapter 2 Safety information
Electric shock hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installation and operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Maintenance and repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chapter 3 Product description
Components supplied. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
System requirements for setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Configuration requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Operational requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Overview of functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Front panel connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Rear panel connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Chapter 4 Installation
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Turning on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Setup using a terminal program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Chapter 5 Configuration using a Web Browser
Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Choosing the configuration mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Unit overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Configuration menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Function test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Chapter 6 Operation
Operation with Microsoft Internet Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
The LIVEPAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Saving snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Recording video sequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
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Hardware connections between video servers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Establishing the connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Closing the connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Operation with decoder software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Chapter 7 Maintenance and upgrades
Testing the network connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Device reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Transfer and disposal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Chapter 8 Appendix
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Terminal block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Chapter 9 Index
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Preface
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This user guide is intended for persons responsible for the installation and
operation of the VIP X. International, national and any regional regulations
regarding electronics must be followed at all times. Relevant knowledge of
network technology is required. The user guide describes the installation and
operation of the unit.
Conventions
In this user guide, the following symbols and notation are used to draw attention
to special situations:
Warning!
This symbol indicates that failure to follow the safety instructions described
may endanger persons and cause damage to the unit or other equipment.
It is associated with immediate, direct hazards.
Note
This symbol indicates tips and information for easier, more convenient use
of the unit.
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Intended use
The VIP X1 and VIP X2 network video servers transmit video and control signals
over data networks (such as Ethernet LANs and the Internet). They are
designed for use in CCTV systems. By incorporating external alarm sensors,
various functions can be triggered automatically. Other applications are not
permitted.
In the event of questions concerning the use of the units, which are not
answered in this manual, please contact your sales partner or:
Bosch Sicherheitssyteme GmbH
Robert-Koch-Straße 100
85521 Ottobrunn
Germany
www.bosch-sicherheitssysteme.de
EU Directives
The VIP X1 and VIP X 2 network video servers comply with the requirements of
EU Directives 89/336 (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and 73/23, amended by
93/68 (Low Voltage Directive).
Rating plate
For exact identification, the model name and serial number are inscribed on the
rating plate on the bottom of the housing. Please note this information if
necessary before installation so it will be available in case of questions or for
spare parts orders.
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Electric shock hazard
] Never attempt to connect the unit to any power network other than the type
for which it was intended.
] Use only the power supply provided.
] Never open the housing!
] If a fault occurs, disconnect the power supply unit from the mains supply and
from all other devices.
] Install the power supply and the unit only in dry, weather-protected areas.
] If safe operation of the unit cannot be ensured, remove it from service and
secure it to prevent unauthorized start-up. Safe operation is no longer
possible in the following cases:
– if there is visible damage to the unit or power cables,
– if the unit no longer works properly,
– if the unit has been exposed to rain or moisture,
– if foreign matter has infiltrated the unit,
– after long storage under adverse conditions or
– after exposure to extraordinary transport stress.
In such cases, have the unit checked by Bosch Security Systems.
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Installation and operation
] The relevant electrical regulations and guidelines must be complied with at all
times during installation.
] Relevant knowledge of network technology is required to install the unit.
] Before installing or operating the unit, make sure you have read and
understood the documentation for the other equipment connected, such as
cameras. The documentation contains important safety instructions and
information about permitted uses.
] Perform only the installation and operating steps described in this manual.
Actions beyond these may lead to personal injury, damage to property or
damage to the equipment.
Maintenance and repair
] Never open the housing of the VIP X. The unit does not contain any user
serviceable parts.
] Never open the housing of the power supply unit. The power supply unit does
not contain any user serviceable parts.
] Ensure that all maintenance or repair work is performed only by qualified
personnel (electrical engineering or network technology specialists).
Safety information
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Components supplied
] VIP X1 or VIP X2 network video server
] Power supply unit with four primary adapters
] Configuration cable
] Quick start guide in English/German
] Product CD with the following content:
– Quick start guide in English/German
– User guide in English/German
– Datasheet System Requirements
– MPEG ActiveX control
– MPEG viewer
– DirectX control
– Microsoft Internet Explorer
– Microsoft Virtual Machine
– Adobe Acrobat Reader
Note
Check that the delivery is complete and in perfect condition. Arrange for
the unit to be checked by Bosch Security Systems if you find any damage.
System requirements for setup
] Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, access to network and
Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or later)
or
] Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, an available serial port
and terminal software
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Configuration requirements
] Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, network access and
Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser (version 6.0 or later)
or
] Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, network access and
reception software, for example VIDOS
Note
You should also take note of the information in the System requirements
datasheet on the product CD supplied.
Make sure the graphics card is set to 16 or 32 bit colour depth and that
Microsoft Virtual Machine is installed on your PC. If necessary, the
required software and controls can be installed from the product CD
provided (see Components supplied, page 9).
Operational requirements
] Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, network access and
Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser (version 6.0 or later)
or
] Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, network access and
reception software, for example VIDOS
or
] MPEG-4 compatible hardware decoder from Bosch Security Systems (such
as VIP XD) as a receiver and a connected video monitor
Note
You should also take note of the information in the System requirements
datasheet on the product CD supplied.
Make sure the graphics card for receiving on the computer monitor is set
to 16 or 32 bit colour depth and that Microsoft Virtual Machine is installed
on the PC. If necessary, the required software and controls can be
installed from the product CD provided (see Components supplied,
page 9).
Product description
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Overview of functions
Network video server
The VIP X is an ultra-compact network video server for one (VIP X1) or two
(VIP X2) connected video sources. Its primary function is to encode video and
control data for transmission over an IP network. With its encoding in MPEG-4
format, the VIP X is ideally suited for adapting formerly analog cameras for IP
communication and for remote access to digital video recorders and
multiplexers.
About the size and shape of a cigarette packet, it can be integrated into small
housings without difficulty. The use of existing networks means that integration
with CCTV systems or local networks can be achieved quickly and easily.
Two units, for example a VIP X as the transmitter and another VIP XD as the
receiver, can form a stand-alone system for data transfer without a PC. Video
images from a single transmitter can be simultaneously received on several
receivers.
Receiver
MPEG-4 compatible hardware decoders (for example VIP XD) can be used as
a receiver. Computers with decoding software such as VIDOS or computers with
the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser installed can also be used as
receivers.
Video encoding
The VIP X uses the MPEG-4 compression standard. Thanks to efficient
encoding, the data rate remains low even with high image quality and can also
be adapted to local conditions within wide limits.
Dual Streaming
Dual Streaming allows the incoming data stream to be encoded simultaneously
according to two different, individually customized profiles. This creates two data
streams per camera that can serve different purposes, for example one for local
recording and one optimized for transmission over the LAN.
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Multicast
In suitably configured networks, the multicast function enables simultaneous,
real time transmission to multiple receivers. The prerequisite for this is that the
UDP and IGMP V2 protocols are implemented on the network.
Remote control
For remote control of external devices, such as pan and tilt heads for cameras
or motorized zoom lenses, the control data is transmitted via the VIP X's bidirectional serial interface. This interface can also be used to transmit
transparent data.
Configuration
The VIP X can be configured using a browser on the local network (Intranet) or
from the Internet.
Similarly, firmware updates and rapid loading ofdevice configurations are also
possible.
Snapshots
Individual video frames (snapshots) can be called up as JPEG images by the
VIP X, stored on the hard drive or displayed in a separate browser window.
Backup
On the LIVEPAGE you will find an icon for saving the video images provided by
the unit as a file on your computer's hard drive. Clicking this icon stores the video
sequences and they can be replayed with the MPEG viewer from
Bosch Security Systems included with the package.
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Summary
The VIP X provides the following main functions:
] Video and data transmission over IP data networks
] Dual Streaming function for the encoder for simultaneous encoding with two
individually definable profiles
] Multicast function for simultaneous picture transmission to multiple receivers
] One analog BNC video input FBAS (PAL/NTSC) on the VIP X1
Two analog BNC video inputs FBAS (PAL/NTSC) on the VIP X2
] Video encoding using international MPEG-4 standard
] Integrated Ethernet interface (10/100 Base-T)
] Transparent bi-directional data channel using a serial interface
RS232/RS422/RS485
] Remote control of all built-in functions via TCP/IP
] Password protection to prevent unauthorized connection or configuration
changes
] Four relay inputs for external sensors (such as door contacts)
] Event-driven, automatic connection (for example at switch-on and for alarms)
] Fast, convenient configuration using the integrated Web server and a
browser
] Firmware update through flash memory
] Convenient upload of configuration data
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Front panel connections
VIP X1
1 Video input Video In
BNC jack for connection of video source
VIP X2
2 Video input Video In 1
BNC jack for connection of video source
3 Video input Video In 2
BNC jack for connection of second video source
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Rear panel connections
4 USB interface
for future expansion of functions
5 Factory-reset button
to restore default settings
6 Terminal block
for alarm inputs, relay output, serial interface and power supply
7 Operating status LED
flashes green when ready for operation
8 LED L
lit green when the unit is connected to the network
9 LED T
flashes orange when data is being transmitted over the network
10 RJ45 jack ETH
for connecting to an Ethernet LAN (local network), 10/100 MBit Base-T
Further information on the LEDs can be found on page 93. Information about the
pin assignment can be found on page 94.
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Thanks to its ultra-compact dimensions, the VIP X is particularly well suited for
installation in cabinets.
Warning!
The unit is intended for use indoors or in protected spaces. Select a
suitable location for installation where the unit will not be subjected to
conditions of extreme temperature or humidity. The ambient temperature
must be between 0 and + 50 C (VIP X1) or between 0 and +40 C (VIP X2),
relative humidity may not exceed 80 %.
The unit generates heat during operation. Ensure that there is adequate
ventilation and also that there is enough clearance between the unit and
heat-sensitive objects or equipment.
Please ensure the following conditions for installation:
] Do not mount the unit close to heaters or other heat sources. Avoid locations
subject to direct sunlight.
] Allow sufficient space for running cables.
] Ensure that the unit has adequate ventilation.
] Use only the cables supplied for connections or appropriate cables resistant
to electromagnetic interference.
] Position and run all cables so that they are protected from damage, and
provide strain relief where needed.
] Avoid shocks, bashes and strong vibrations as they might destroy the unit.
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Connections
Cameras
Depending on the device used, you can connect one (VIP X1) or two video
sources (VIP X2). Any cameras or other video sources that produce a standard
PAL or NTSC signal are suitable.
– Connect the cameras or other video sources with a video cable (75 Ohm,
BNC connector) to the BNC jack Video In or to the jacks Video In 1 and
Video In 2.
Data interface
The bi-directional data interface is used to control devices connected to the
VIP X, such as a dome camera with a motorized lens.
The interface supports the RS232, RS422 and RS485 transmission standards.
The serial interface is made up of four terminals of the ST500 jack (for pin
assignment see page 94).
The range of controllable devices is growing constantly. The manufacturers of
this equipment can provide specific information on installation and control.
Warning!
Refer to the device documentation when installing and operating a device
to be controlled. This contains important safety instructions and
information about permitted uses.
Note
A video connection is necessary to transmit transparent data.
Network
You can connect the VIP X to a 10/100 Base-T network. Use a standard UTP
Category 5 cable with RJ45 connectors for this.
– Connect the unit to the network using the ETH jack.
Alarm inputs
The VIP X has four alarm inputs on the orange terminal block (for pin
assignment, see page 94). The alarm inputs are used to connect to external
alarm devices, such as door contacts or sensors. With the appropriate
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configuration, an alarm sensor can, for example, trigger an automatic
connection between the VIP X and a remote location.
A voltage free make contact or switch can be used as an actuator.
Note
If possible, use a bounce-free contact system as the actuator.
– Connect the lines to the appropriate terminals on the orange terminal block
(IN1 to IN4) and check that the connection is secure.
Relay output
The VIP X has a relay output for switching external devices, such as lights or
audible alarms. This relay output can be activated manually during an active
connection with the VIP X. Moreover, the output can be configured to activate
audible alarms or other devices as a response to an alarm signal. The relay
output is also located on the orange terminal block (for pin assignment, see
page 94).
Warning!
The maximum rating of the relay contact is 30 V and 2 A.
– Connect the lines to the appropriate terminals (R) on the orange terminal
block and check that the connection is secure.
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Turning on/off
Mains connection
The VIP X includes a mains power supply with four primary adapters and
terminal block. The VIP X does not have a power switch. The unit is ready for
operation as soon as it is connected to the voltage feed.
Warning!
To operate the VIP X, use exclusively the power supply unit supplied with
the correct primary adapter for your mains socket. Use suitable equipment
where necessary to ensure that the mains supply is free of interference
such as voltage surges, spikes or voltage drops.
Warning!
Connect VIP X to the mains only after everything else has been
connected.
– Using the power supply unit cable, connect the terminal block to the orange
jack on the VIP X.
– Ensure that the correct primary adapter is attached to the power supply unit
and an appropriate mains socket is available.
– Plug the power supply unit into a grounded mains socket. The unit is ready
for operation as soon as the "operating status" LED stops flashing red during
start-up and is lit green.
If the network connection is in order, the green LED L is also lit. The flashing
orange LED T indicates data traffic on the network.
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Setup using a terminal program
Data terminal
You can connect a data terminal to the VIP X for setup and local control. The
data terminal consists of a computer with terminal software. You can use the
supplied configuration cable to make the connection (for pin assignment of the
orange terminal block, see page 94).
HyperTerminal, a communications accessory included with Microsoft Windows,
can be used as the terminal program.
Note
Information on installing and using HyperTerminal can be found in the user
guides or online help for MS Windows.
– Before using the terminal program, disconnect the VIP X from the data
network and disconnect the power supply unit from the mains socket.
– Connect the open lines of the configuration cable with the terminal block that
is already connected to the power supply unit. The assignment can be seen
from the labels on the configuration cable and the markings on the terminal
block.
– Connect the terminal block with the orange socket on the unit.
– Connect the VIP X configuration cable with a free serial port on your
computer.
– Ensure that the correct primary adapter is fitted and connect the power supply
unit to an appropriate mains socket.
Configuring the terminal
To establish communication between the terminal program and the VIP X, the
transmission parameters must be correctly defined. The following values should
be set in the terminal program:
] 19,200 Bit/s
] 8 data bits
] No parity check
] 1 stop bit
] No protocol
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Command entry
After the connection has been established, you must log on to VIP X. You can
then access the main menu. You can call up additional submenus and functions
using the on-screen commands.
– If necessary, turn off the local echo so that entered values are not repeated
on the display.
– Enter only one command at a time.
– After entering a value (such as an IP address), re-check the entry before
pressing the ENTER key to transfer the values to the VIP X.
Assigning an IP address
To operate the VIP X in your network, a network-valid IP address must be
assigned.
The following default addresses have been pre-set at the factory: 192.168.0.1
– Start up a terminal program such as HyperTerminal.
– Enter the user name service. The main menu will be displayed.
– Enter the command 1 to open the IP menu.
– Enter 1 again. The current IP address will be displayed, and you will be
requested to enter a new IP address.
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– Enter the desired IP address and press Enter. The new IP address will be
shown.
– Use the commands displayed for any additional settings required.
Note
The new IP address and a new subnet mask or gateway address will only
be valid after restarting.
Restart
Briefly disconnect the power supply to the VIP X (disconnect power supply unit
and re-connect after a few seconds).
Additional parameters
Using the terminal program, you can check other basic parameters and modify
them where necessary. Use the on-screen commands displayed in the various
submenus to do this.
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Connecting
The integrated HTTP server allows the unit to be configured over the network
with a Web browser. This option is significantly more comprehensive and
convenient than configuration using a terminal program and also offers you the
option of displaying live video images.
Note
Make sure the graphics card is set to 16 or 32 bit colour depth and that
Microsoft Virtual Machine is installed on your PC. If necessary, the
required software and controls can be installed from the product CD
provided (see Components supplied, page 9).
Instructions for using the Web browser can be found in its online help.
System requirements
] Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or higher)
] Monitor resolution 1024 × 768 pixels
] Network access (Intranet or Internet)
Note
You should also take note of the information in the System requirements
datasheet on the product CD supplied.
Install MPEG ActiveX
Note
In order to be able to play back live video images, an appropriate MPEG
ActiveX must be installed on the computer. If necessary, the required
software and controls can be installed from the product CD provided (see
Components supplied, page 9).
– Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive of the computer. If the CD does not start
automatically, open the root directory of the CD in Windows Explorer and
double click MPEGAx.exe.
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– Follow the on-screen instructions.
Establishing the connection
The VIP X must be assigned a valid IP address to operate on your network.
The following default addresses have been pre-set at the factory: 192.168.0.1
– Start the Web browser.
– Enter the IP address of the VIP X as the URL. The connection will be
established and, after a short time, the LIVEPAGE with the video image will
appear.
Note
Depending on whether you are using a VIP X1 or a VIP X2, the screen
display may differ slightly from that shown above.
If the connection is not established, the maximum number of possible
connections may already have been reached. The maximum number of
connections depends on the device and network configuration.
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Password protection in VIP X
If the VIP X is password-protected against unauthorized access, a
corresponding message and a prompt to enter the password will appear when
you attempt to access protected areas.
Note
A VIP X offers you the option of limiting access across various
authorization levels (see pages 36 and 49).
– Enter the user name and associated password in the corresponding text
fields.
– Click OK. If the password is correct, the desired page is displayed.
Choosing the configuration mode
There are two options for configuring the VIP X or checking the current setup:
] the unit overview or
] the configuration menu.
All settings are stored in the VIP X memory, and they are preserved even if the
power is interrupted.
Unit overview
The unit overview shows the most important parameters summarized into six
groups. This allows you to change the basic settings with just a few clicks and
entries.
Configuration menu
The configuration menu is recommended for expert users or system
administrators. All unit parameters can be accessed in this mode.
Changes that influence the fundamental functioning of the unit (for example
firmware updates) can only be made using the configuration menu.
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Beginning configuration
Click on the SETTINGS link in the upper section of the LIVEPAGE window. A
new page containing the configuration menu (see Configuration menu,
page 47) and the unit overview (see Unit overview, page 29) is opened.
Note
Depending on whether you are using a VIP X1 or a VIP X2, the screen
display may differ slightly from that shown above.
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Unit overview
The unit overview gives you a graphical overview of the individual areas of the
configuration. The individual configuration parameters are grouped and
displayed in separate windows. You can access the individual areas directly.
– Click one of the group graphics. A new window will open.
– Click in the text fields to enter values or use the other controls available, such
as buttons, check boxes or list fields.
– Click on the SETTINGS link at the top of the window to close the window
without saving the changes made.
Making changes
After making changes in a window, click the Set button to send the new settings
to the unit and save them there.
Warning!
Save the changes made in each window by clicking Set. Clicking the Set
button always saves only the settings in the current window.
A description is given below of the individual windows that can be accessed
using the graphical symbols in the overview.
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Encoder settings
For encoding the video signal, you can select two profiles for each encoder
(video input) and change the presets for the profiles.
Selecting a profile
You can adapt the MPEG-4 data transmission to the operating environment (for
example network structure, bandwidth, data structures). To do this, the VIP X
simultaneously generates two data streams (Dual Streaming) for each video
input, for which you can select different compression settings, for example one
setting for transmissions to the Internet and one for LAN connections.
Note
The settings must be made individually for each camera input and each
stream. The designations Video 1 and Video 2 on the VIP X2 corresponds
to the labeling of the video inputs on the actual unit.
Pre-programmed profiles are available, each giving priority to different
perspectives.
] Profile 1: Low bandwidth (CIF)
High quality for low bandwidth connections,
resolution 352 × 288/240 pixels
] Profile 2: Low delay (1/2 D1)
High quality with low delay,
resolution 352 × 576/480 pixels
] Profile 3: High resolution (D1/4CIF)
High resolution for high bandwidth connections,
resolution 704 × 576/480 pixels
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] Profile 4: DSL
For DSL connections at 500 kBit/s,
resolution 352 x 288/240 pixels
] Profile 5: ISDN (2B)
For ISDN connections via two B channels,
resolution 352 x 288/240 pixels
] Profile 6: ISDN (1B)
For ISDN connections via one B channel,
resolution 352 x 288/240 pixels
] Profile 7: Modem
For analog modem connections at 20 kBit/s,
resolution 352 x 288/240 pixels
] Profile 8: GSM
For GSM connections at 9,600 baud,
resolution 176 x 144/120 pixels
Active encoder profile:
Here you can select the desired profile for each of the two streams.
– VIP X2 only: First click on a tab to select the corresponding camera.
– Click on a tab to select the associated stream.
– Select the desired setting from the list.
Note
For alarm connections and automatic connections, always stream 2 is
transmitted. Take this into account when assigning the profile.
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Changing profiles
You can change individual parameter values within a profile and the name. You
can switch between profiles by clicking the associated tabs.
Warning!
The profiles are rather complex. They include a number of parameters that
interact with one another. Therefore it is generally best to use the default
profiles. The profiles should only be changed if you are completely familiar
with all the configuration options.
Note
The parameters as a group constitute a profile and are dependent on one
another. If you enter a setting outside the allowed range for a parameter,
the nearest valid value will be substituted when the settings are saved.
Profile name:
You can enter a new name for the profile here. The name is then displayed in
the list of available profiles in the Active encoder profile: field.
Target data rate:
To optimize utilization of the bandwidth in your network, you can limit the data
rate for the VIP X. The target data rate should be set according to the desired
picture quality for typical scenes with no excessive motion.
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For complex images or frequent changes of image content due to frequent
movements, this limit can temporarily be exceeded as far as the value you enter
in the Max. data rate field.
Max. data rate:
This maximum data rate is not exceeded under any circumstances. Depending
on the video quality settings for the I- and P-frames this can result in the skipping
of individual images.
The value entered here should be at least 10% higher than the value entered in
the Target data rate field.
P-frame video quality:
This setting allows you to adjust the image quality of the P-frames depending on
the movement within the image. The Auto option automatically adjusts to the
optimum relationship between movement and image definition (focus).
Selecting Manual allows you to set a value between 4 and 31 on a slide bar. The
value 4 represents the best quality with, if necessary, a lower frame refresh rate
depending on the settings for the maximum data rate. A value of 31 results in a
very high refresh rate and lower image quality.
I-frame video quality:
This setting allows you to adjust the image quality of the I-frames. The Auto
option automatically adjusts the quality to the settings for the P-frame video
quality. Selecting Manual allows you to set a value between 4 and 31 on a slide
bar. The value 4 represents the best quality with, if necessary, a lower frame
refresh rate depending on the settings for the maximum data rate. A value of 31
results in a very high refresh rate and lower image quality.
I-frame distance:
This parameter determines the number of inter-coded frames between two
I-frames.
Encoding interval:
The figure selected here determines the interval at which images are encoded
and transmitted. For example, entering 4 means that only every fourth image is
encoded, the following three images are skipped – this can be particularly
advantageous with low bandwidths.
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Video resolution:
Here, you can select the desired resolution for the MPEG-4 video image. The
following resolutions are available:
] QCIF
176 × 144/120 pixels
] CIF
352 × 288/240 pixels
] 1/2 D1
352 × 576/480 pixels
] 2CIF
704 × 288/240 pixels
] D1/4CIF 704 × 576/480 pixels
Reset of profile:
Click Default to return the profile to the factory default values.
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System settings
Various basic data for the VIP X can be set or selected here.
Unit identification
Unit name:
The unit can be assigned a name to assist in identifying it. The name simplifies
the management of multiple devices in more extensive systems, for example
using the VIDOS software.
Note
The unit name is used for remote identification of a unit, in the event of an
alarm for example. Enter a name that makes it as easy as possible to
identify the location unambiguously.
Unit ID:
Each VIP X should be assigned a unique identifier that can be entered here as
an additional means of identification.
Password
A VIP X is generally protected by a password to prevent unauthorized access to
the unit. You can use various authorization levels (User name:) to limit access.
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Note
Proper password protection is only guaranteed if all higher authorization
levels are also protected with a password. For example, if a live password
is assigned, a service and a user password should also be set. When
assigning passwords, you should always start from the highest
authorization level.
User name:
The VIP X recognizes three user names: service, user and live, which
correspond to different authorization levels.
The user name service represents the highest authorisation level. After entering
the corresponding password, you can use it to access all the functions of the
VIP X and change all configuration settings.
The user name user represents the middle authorisation level. You can use it to
operate the unit and also to control cameras, but you cannot change the
configuration.
The user name live represents the lowest authorization level. It can only be used
to view the live video image and switch between the different live image
displays.
Password:
You can define and change a separate password for each user name if you are
logged on as service or if the unit is not protected by a password.
Enter the password for the selected user name here.
Confirm password:
Re-enter the new password to rule out typing mistakes.
Note
The new password is not saved until you click the Set button. You should
therefore click the Set button immediately after entering and confirming
the password, even if you also want to assign a password to another user
name.
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Language
Website language:
Select the language for the user interface here.
Date and Time
Date format:
Choose the desired date format here
(Europe: DD.MM.YYYY; USA: MM.DD.YYYY; Japan: YYYY/MM/DD).
Unit date and time:
If there are a number of devices operating in your system or network, it is
important to synchronize their internal clocks. For example, it is only possible to
carry out correct identification and evaluation of recordings occurring at the
same time if all devices are operating on the same time.
– Enter the current date. Since the unit time is controlled by the internal clock,
it is not necessary to enter the day of the week. This is added automatically.
– Enter the current time or click Synchr. PC to apply the system time from your
computer to the VIP X.
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Version information
The hardware and firmware version numbers are for information only and cannot
be altered. Keep a record of these numbers in case technical assistance is
required.
Hardware version:
The hardware version number of the VIP X is displayed.
Firmware version:
The firmware version number of the VIP X is displayed.
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Alarm settings
Here, you can make the settings for the alarm sources and alarm connections.
Alarm sources
You can configure the possible alarm triggers for the VIP X (for example the
alarm inputs).
Alarm input 1 … Alarm input 4:
Select the option On in order to activate the alarm via the corresponding external
alarm sensor. Otherwise, select Off.
Select Active high if the alarm is to be triggered by closing the contact. Select
Active low if the alarm is to be triggered by opening the contact.
Name:
You can enter a name for each alarm input, which is then displayed below the
icon for the alarm input on the LIVEPAGE during configuration (see Livepage
configuration, page 71).
Video loss alarm:
Click the check box if you want interruption of the video signal to trigger an
alarm. A selected video input is marked with a tick.
Note
The numbering corresponds to the labeling of the video inputs on the
actual unit (VIP X2 only).
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Alarm connections
You can select the response of the VIP X in case of an alarm. In case of an alarm,
the VIP X can automatically establish a connection to a predefined IP address.
You can enter up to ten IP addresses which will be selected in order by the unit
in case of an alarm until a connection is established.
Connect on alarm:
Select On so that the VIP X automatically establishes a connection to a predefined IP address in the event of an alarm.
Note
For alarm connections, always Stream 2 is transmitted. Take this into
account when assigning the profile (see page 31).
Number of destination IP address:
Here you assign the numbering for the IP addresses to be contacted in the event
of an alarm. The unit contacts the remote locations one after the other in the
numbered sequence until a connection has been established.
Destination IP address:
For each number, enter the corresponding IP address for the desired remote
location.
Destination password:
If the remote location is password protected, enter the password here.
Auto-connect:
Select On if an active connection should be re-established automatically to one
of the previously specified IP addresses after each restart, connection
breakdown or network failure.
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Note
For automatic connections, always Stream 2 is transmitted. Take this into
account when assigning the profile (see page 31).
Network settings
Here, you can specify network addresses and configure multiple connections.
Network
The settings on this page are used to integrate the unit into an existing network.
Warning!
Changes to the IP address, subnet mask or gateway address are
transferred to the unit by clicking Set. However, they only take effect after
the unit is restarted.
– Click Set after entering a new IP address.
– To do this, enter the old IP address followed by /reset (for instance
192.168.0.80/reset) in the address bar of your web browser. The VIP X
will be restarted, after which it can only be accessed at the new IP address.
IP address:
Enter the desired IP address for the VIP X in this field. The IP address must be
valid for the network.
Subnet mask:
Enter the appropriate subnet mask for the set IP address here.
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Gateway address:
If you want the unit to establish a connection to a remote location in a different
subnet, enter the IP address of the gateway here. Otherwise, this field can
remain empty (0.0.0.0).
Video/audio transmission:
If the unit is used behind a firewall, TCP (Port 80) should be selected as the
transmission protocol. For use in a local network, choose UDP.
Warning!
Multicast operation is only possible with the UDP protocol. The TCP
protocol does not support multicast connections.
Note
The MTU value in UDP mode is 1514 bytes.
Ethernet link type:
If the VIP X is connected to the network via a switch, both devices must have the
same preset network connection type. If necessary, ask your network
administrator what value the associated switch is set to.
Choose Auto for an autosensing network connection. If necessary you can set
the value to 10 or 100 MBit/s for either full or half-duplex mode (FD or HD).
Warning!
Malfunctions can occur (for example image faults) if the network capacity
is not sufficient for transmission of the maximum data rate generated by
the VIP X.
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Multicasting
In addition to a 1:1 connection between an encoder and a single receiver
(unicast), the VIP X can enable multiple receivers to receive the video signal
from an encoder simultaneously. This is either done by duplicating the data
stream in the unit and then distributing it to multiple receivers (multi-unicast) or
by distributing an individual data stream in the network itself to multiple receivers
in a defined group (multicast). For each encoder (video input) you can enter a
dedicated multicast address and port for each stream. You can switch between
the streams by clicking the associated tabs.
Note
The prerequisite for multicast operation is a multicast-capable network that
uses the UDP and IGMP protocols. Other group membership protocols are
not supported. The TCP protocol does not support multicast connections.
A special IP address (class D address) must be configured for multicast
operation in a multicast-enabled network.
The network must support group IP addresses and the Internet Group
Management Protocol (IGMP V2). The address range is from 225.0.0.0 to
239.255.255.255.
The multicast address can be the same for multiple streams. However, it is then
necessary to use a different port in each case so that multiple data streams are
not sent simultaneously using the same port and multicast address.
Note
The settings must be made individually for each encoder (video input) and
each stream. The numbering corresponds to the labeling of the video
inputs on the actual unit (VIP X2 only).
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Multicast address video 1 / Multicast address video 2:
Enter a valid multicast address for each stream from the relevant encoder (video
input) to be operated in multicast mode (duplication of the data streams in the
network).
With the setting 0.0.0.0 the encoder for the relevant stream operates in multiunicast mode (copying of data streams in unit). The VIP X supports multi-unicast
connections for up to five simultaneously connected receivers.
Note
Duplication of data places a heavy demand on the CPU and can lead to
impairment of the image quality under certain circumstances.
Port:
If there are simultaneous data streams at the same multicast address, you must
assign different ports to each data stream.
Enter the port address for the relevant stream here.
Streaming:
Click in the checkbox to activate multicast streaming mode for the relevant
stream. An activated stream is marked with a check.
Multicast packet TTL:
A value can be entered to specify how long the multicast data packets are active
on the network. If multicast is to be run via a router the value must be greater
than 1.
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COM1 settings
You can configure the parameters of the RS232/485 serial interface to meet
your requirements.
Note
If the VIP X is working in multicast mode (see page 43), the first remote
location to establish a video connection to the unit is also assigned the
transparent data connection. However after about 15 seconds of inactivity,
the data connection is automatically terminated and another remote
location can exchange transparent data with the unit.
Serial port function:
Select a controllable device from the list. If you want to use the interface to
transmit transparent data, select Transparent. To operate the unit with a
terminal, choose Terminal.
Note
After selecting a device, the remaining parameters in the window are set
automatically and should not be changed.
Baud rate:
Select the value for the transmission rate in Bit/s.
Data bits:
The number of data bits per character cannot be changed.
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Stop bits:
Select the number of stop bits per character.
Parity check:
Select the type of parity check.
Interface mode:
Select the desired protocol for the serial interface.
Half-duplex mode:
Choose the setting appropriate for your application.
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Configuration menu
The configuration menu allows all parameters of the VIP X to be configured. You
can view the current settings by opening one of the configuration pages. The
settings can be changed by entering new values or by selecting a predefined
value in a list field.
Navigation
You will see the configuration menu in addition to the unit overview after clicking
on the SETTINGS link on the LIVEPAGE.
– Click on one of the menu options on the left of the window. The associated
sub-menu is opened.
– Click one of the links in the sub-menu. The corresponding page will be
opened.
Note
Depending on whether you are using a VIP X1 or a VIP X2, the screen
display may differ slightly from that shown above.
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Making changes
Each configuration page shows the current settings. The settings can be
changed by entering new values or by selecting a predefined value in a list field.
– Click Set after each change to save it.
Warning!
Save each change with the associated Set button. Clicking Set always
saves only the settings in the particular field. Changes in any other fields
are ignored.
Unit identification
Unit name:
The unit can be assigned a name to assist in identifying it. The name simplifies
the management of multiple devices in more extensive systems, for example
using the VIDOS software.
Note
The unit name is used for remote identification of a unit, in the event of an
alarm for example. Enter a name that makes it as easy as possible to
identify the location unambiguously.
Unit ID:
Each VIP X should be assigned a unique identifier that can be entered here as
an additional means of identification.
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Password
A VIP X is generally protected by a password to prevent unauthorized access to
the unit. You can use various authorization levels (User name:) to limit access.
Note
Proper password protection is only guaranteed if all higher authorization
levels are also protected with a password. For example, if a live password
is assigned, a service and a user password should also be set. When
assigning passwords, you should always start from the highest
authorization level.
User name:
The VIP X recognizes three user names: service, user and live, which
correspond to different authorization levels.
The user name service represents the highest authorisation level. After entering
the corresponding password, you can use it to access all the functions of the
VIP X and change all configuration settings.
The user name user represents the middle authorisation level. You can use it to
operate the unit and also to control cameras, but you cannot change the
configuration.
The user name live represents the lowest authorization level. It can only be used
to view the live video image and switch between the different live image
displays.
Password:
You can define and change a separate password for each user name if you are
logged on as service or if the unit is not protected by a password.
Enter the password for the selected user name here.
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Confirm password:
Re-enter the new password to rule out typing mistakes.
Note
The new password is then saved by clicking the Set button. You should
therefore click the Set button immediately after entering and confirming
the password, even if you also want to assign a password to another user
name.
Language
Website language:
Select the language for the user interface here.
Date and time
Date format:
Choose the desired date format here
(Europe: DD.MM.YYYY; USA: MM.DD.YYYY; Japan: YYYY/MM/DD).
Unit date and time:
If there are a number of devices operating in your system or network, it is
important to synchronize their internal clocks. For example, it is only possible to
carry out correct identification and evaluation of recordings occurring at the
same time if all devices are operating on the same time.
– Enter the current date. Since the unit time is controlled by the internal clock,
it is not necessary to enter the day of the week. This is added automatically.
– Enter the current time or click Synchr. PC to apply the system time from your
computer to the VIP X.
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Time server
The VIP X can receive the time signal from a time server using the time server
protocol (RFC 868) and then use it to set the internal clock. The device calls up
the time signal automatically every ten minutes.
Time zone:
Select the time zone in which the system is located.
Time settings:
Select this during daylight savings time if the time change is to be taken into
account. Deactivate the check box to switch to winter time.
Time server IP address:
Enter the IP address of a time server working with the RFC 868 protocol.
Camera names
The camera name makes it easier to identify the remote camera location, in the
event of an alarm for example. It will be displayed in the video screen if
configured to do so (see page 52). Moreover, the camera name is used by
VIDOS, the software for managing video surveillance systems, and makes it
easier to identify the camera.
Camera 1 / Camera 2:
Enter a unique, unambiguous name for the camera in this field.
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Display stamping
Various overlays or "stamps" in the video image provide important
supplementary information. These overlays can be enabled individually and
arranged on the image in a clear manner.
Note
The settings on this page apply to both camera inputs (VIP X2).
Camera name stamping:
This field sets the position of the camera name overlay. It can be displayed at
the Top, at the Bottom or at a position of your choice using the Custom option.
Or it can be set to Off if no overlay of this information is to be shown.
Time stamping:
This field sets the position of the time and date overlay. It can be displayed at
the Top, at the Bottom or at a position of your choice, which you have predefined using HyperTerminal, using the Custom option. Or it can be set to Off
if no overlay of this information is to be shown.
Alarm mode stamping:
Choose On if a text message should be overlaid in the event of an alarm. It can
be displayed at a position of your choice using the Custom option. Or it can be
set to Off if no overlay of this information is to be shown.
– Select the desired position from the lists.
– If you have selected the Custom option, additional fields are displayed to
specify the exact position (Position (XY):).
– In the Position (XY): fields enter the values for the desired position.
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Displayed alarm message:
Enter the message to be displayed for an alarm. It can contain up to
31 characters.
Video watermarking:
Choose On if the video images transmitted are to be "watermarked". After
activation, all images will be marked with a small green rectangle. A red
rectangle indicates that the sequence (live or saved) has been manipulated.
Picture settings
You can set the video image of each camera to suit your requirements. The
current video image is displayed in the small window next to the sliders as
confirmation. The changes take effect immediately.
– First click on a tab to select the corresponding camera (VIP X2 only).
– Set the slide bar to the desired position.
– Click Default to reset all settings to their default values.
Contrast (0...255):
You can use this function to adapt the contrast of the video image to your
working environment.
Saturation (0...255):
You can use this function to adjust the color saturation, in order to make the
reproduction of colors on your monitor as realistic as possible.
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Brightness (0...255):
You can use this function to tailor the brightness of the video image to your
working environment.
MPEG-4 encoder
For encoding the video signal, you can select two profiles for each encoder
(video input) and change the presets for the profiles.
Selecting a profile
You can adapt the MPEG-4 data transmission to the operating environment (for
example network structure, bandwidth, data structures). To do this, the VIP X
simultaneously generates two data streams (Dual Streaming) for each video
input, for which you can select different compression settings, for example one
setting for transmissions to the Internet and one for LAN connections.
Note
The settings must be made individually for each camera input and each
stream. The designations Video 1 and Video 2 on the VIP X2 corresponds
to the labeling of the video inputs on the actual unit.
Pre-programmed profiles are available, which each give priority to different
perspectives.
] Profile 1: Low bandwidth (CIF)
High quality for low bandwidth connections,
resolution 352 × 288/240 pixels
] Profile 2: Low delay (1/2 D1)
High quality with low delay,
resolution 352 × 576/480 pixels
] Profile 3: High resolution (D1/4CIF)
High resolution for high bandwidth connections,
resolution 704 × 576/480 pixels
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] Profile 4: DSL
For DSL connections at 500 kBit/s,
resolution 352 x 288/240 pixels
] Profile 5: ISDN (2B)
For ISDN connections via two B channels,
resolution 352 x 288/240 pixels
] Profile 6: ISDN (1B)
For ISDN connections via one B channel,
resolution 352 x 288/240 pixels
] Profile 7: Modem
For analog modem connections at 20 kBit/s,
resolution 352 x 288/240 pixels
] Profile 8: GSM
For GSM connections at 9,600 baud,
resolution 176 x 144/120 pixels
Active profile:
Here you can select the desired profile for each of the two streams.
– VIP X2 only: First click on a tab to select the corresponding camera.
– Click on a tab to select the associated stream.
– Select the desired setting from the list.
Note
For alarm connections and automatic connections, always stream 2 is
transmitted. Take this into account when assigning the profile.
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Changing profiles
You can change individual parameter values within a profile and the name. You
can switch between profiles by clicking the associated tabs.
Warning!
The profiles are rather complex. They include a number of parameters that
interact with one another. Therefore it is generally best to use the default
profiles. The profiles should only be changed if you are completely familiar
with all the configuration options.
Note
The parameters as a group constitute a profile and are dependent on one
another. If you enter a setting outside the allowed range for a parameter,
the nearest valid value will be substituted when the settings are saved.
Profile name:
You can enter a new name for the profile here. The name is then displayed in
the list of available profiles in the Active encoder profile: field.
Target data rate:
To optimize utilization of the bandwidth in your network, you can limit the data
rate for the VIP X. The target data rate should be set according to the desired
picture quality for typical scenes with no excessive motion.
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For complex images or frequent changes of image content due to frequent
movements, this limit can temporarily be exceeded as far as the value you enter
in the Max. data rate field.
Max. data rate:
This maximum data rate is not exceeded under any circumstances. Depending
on the video quality settings for the I- and P-frames this can result in the skipping
of individual images.
The value entered here should be at least 10% higher than the value entered in
the Target data rate field.
P-frame video quality:
This setting allows you to adjust the image quality of the P-frames depending on
the movement within the image. The Auto option automatically adjusts to the
optimum relationship between movement and image definition (focus).
Selecting Manual allows you to set a value between 4 and 31 on a slide bar. The
value 4 represents the best quality with, if necessary, a lower frame refresh rate
depending on the settings for the maximum data rate. A value of 31 results in a
very high refresh rate and lower image quality.
I-frame video quality:
This setting allows you to adjust the image quality of the I-frames. The Auto
option automatically adjusts the quality to the settings for the P-frame video
quality. Selecting Manual allows you to set a value between 4 and 31 on a slide
bar. The value 4 represents the best quality with, if necessary, a lower frame
refresh rate depending on the settings for the maximum data rate. A value of 31
results in a very high refresh rate and lower image quality.
I-frame distance:
This parameter determines the number of inter-coded frames between two
I-frames.
Encoding interval:
The figure selected here determines the interval at which images are encoded
and transmitted. For example, entering 4 means that only every fourth image is
encoded, the following three images are skipped – this can be particularly
advantageous with low bandwidths.
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Video resolution:
Here, you can select the desired resolution for the MPEG-4 video image. The
following resolutions are available:
] QCIF
176 × 144/120 pixels
] CIF
352 × 288/240 pixels
] 1/2 D1
352 × 576/480 pixels
] 2CIF
704 × 288/240 pixels
] D1/4CIF 704 × 576/480 pixels
Reset of profile:
Click Default to return the profile to the factory default values.
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Video input
You can activate the 75 Ohm terminating resistor for each video input on the
VIP X. To transmit the video signal, the terminating resistor must be deactivated.
By default, every video input is terminated.
Note
The numbering corresponds to the labeling of the video inputs on the
actual unit (VIP X2 only).
75 Ohm termination:
Select Off if the video signal is to be transmitted.
Source type:
To allow the connection of video recorders as a video source, you can change
the video source characteristics from the default Camera to VCR. Video
recorders require a more tolerant setting for the internal PLL as a result of jitter
effects caused by the mechanical components of a video recorder.
Note
In some cases, selecting the VCR option can lead to an improvement in
the video image even with a camera connected.
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Alarm sources
You can configure the possible alarm triggers for the VIP X (for example the
alarm inputs).
Alarm input 1 … Alarm input 4:
Select the option On in order to activate the alarm via the corresponding external
alarm sensor. Otherwise, select Off.
Select Active high if the alarm is to be triggered by closing the contact. Select
Active low if the alarm is to be triggered by opening the contact.
Name:
You can enter a name for each alarm input, which is then displayed below the
icon for the alarm input on the LIVEPAGE during configuration (see Livepage
configuration, page 71).
Video loss alarm:
Click the check box if you want interruption of the video signal to trigger an
alarm. A selected video input is marked with a tick.
Note
The numbering corresponds to the labeling of the video inputs on the
actual unit (VIP X2 only).
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Alarm connections
You can select the response of the VIP X in case of an alarm. In case of an alarm,
the VIP X can automatically establish a connection to a predefined IP address
(compatible MPEG-4 compatible hardware receiver or computer with reception
software). You can enter up to ten IP addresses which will be selected in order
by the unit in case of an alarm until a connection is established.
Connect on alarm:
Select On so that the VIP X automatically establishes a connection to a predefined IP address in the event of an alarm.
Note
For alarm connections, always Stream 2 is transmitted. Take this into
account when assigning the profile (see page 55).
Number of destination IP address:
Here you assign the numbering for the IP addresses to be contacted in the event
of an alarm. The unit contacts the remote locations one after the other in the
numbered sequence until a connection has been established.
Destination IP address:
For each number, enter the corresponding IP address for the desired remote
location.
Destination password:
If the remote location is password protected, enter the password here.
Auto-connect:
Select On if an active connection should be re-established automatically to one
of the previously specified IP addresses after each restart, connection
breakdown or network failure.
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Note
For automatic connections, always Stream 2 is transmitted. Take this into
account when assigning the profile (see page 55).
Relay
You can configure the switching behavior of the relay output. Open switch relay
(normally closed contact) or a closed switch relay (normally open contact) can
be specified.
It is also possible to specify whether the output should in a bistable or
monostable manner. In bistable operation, the activated state of the relay is
maintained. In monostable operation, the time can be selected after which the
relay reverts to its idle state.
You can choose various events that activate the output automatically. Thus, for
example, it is possible to switch on a spotlight in response to a motion alarm and
switch it off again when the alarm is over.
Idle state:
Select Open if the relay is to operate as a normally open contact or Closed if it
is to operate as a normally closed contact.
Operating mode:
Select an operating mode for the relay.
If, for example, a lamp switched on by an alarm is to remain lit when the alarm
has ended, select Bistable. If an acoustic signal activated by an alarm is to
sound for a period of ten seconds for example, select 10 sec.
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Relay follows:
For each number, enter the corresponding IP address for the desired remote
location.
] Off
No relay triggering by events
] Connection
Triggering if any connection is established
] Video loss alarm
Triggering caused by loss of the video signal
] Local input 1
Triggering by external alarm input 1
] Remote input 1
Triggering by a relay contact at a remote location (only when a connection is
established)
Relay name:
The relay can be assigned a name here. The name will be shown on the button
next to Trigger relay. The Livepage can also be configured to display the name
next to the relay icon.
Trigger relay:
Click the button to switch the relay manually (for example for testing purposes
or to operate a door opener).
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COM1
You can configure the parameters of the RS232/485 serial interface to meet
your requirements.
Note
If the VIP X is working in multicast mode (see page 43), the first remote
location to establish a video connection to the unit is also assigned the
transparent data connection. However after about 15 seconds of inactivity,
the data connection is automatically terminated and another remote
location can exchange transparent data with the unit.
Serial port function:
Select a controllable device from the list. If you want to use the interface to
transmit transparent data, select Transparent. To operate the unit with a
terminal, choose Terminal.
Note
After selecting a device, the remaining parameters in the window are set
automatically and should not be changed.
Baud rate:
Select the value for the transmission rate in Bit/s.
Data bits:
The number of data bits per character cannot be changed.
Stop bits:
Select the number of stop bits per character.
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Parity check:
Select the type of parity check.
Interface mode:
Select the desired protocol for the serial interface.
Half-duplex mode:
Choose the setting appropriate for your application.
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Network
The settings on this page are used to integrate the unit into an existing network.
Warning!
Changes to the IP address, subnet mask or gateway address are
transferred to the unit by clicking Set. However, they only take effect after
the unit is restarted.
– Click Set after entering a new IP address.
– To do this, enter the old IP address followed by /reset (for instance
192.168.0.80/reset) in the address bar of your web browser. The VIP X
will be restarted, after which it can only be accessed at the new IP address.
IP address:
Enter the desired IP address for the VIP X in this field. The IP address must be
valid for the network.
Subnet mask:
Enter the appropriate subnet mask for the set IP address here.
Gateway address:
If you want the unit to establish a connection to a remote location in a different
subnet, enter the IP address of the gateway here. Otherwise, this field can
remain empty (0.0.0.0).
Video/audio transmission:
If the unit is used behind a firewall, TCP (Port 80) should be selected as the
transmission protocol. For use in a local network, choose UDP.
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Warning!
Multicast operation is only possible with the UDP protocol. The TCP
protocol does not support multicast connections.
Note
The MTU value in UDP mode is 1514 bytes.
Ethernet link type:
If the VIP X is connected to the network via a switch, both devices must have the
same preset network connection type. If necessary, ask your network
administrator what value the associated switch is set to.
Choose Auto for an autosensing network connection. If necessary you can set
the value to 10 or 100 MBit/s for either full or half-duplex mode (FD or HD).
Warning!
Malfunctions can occur (for example image faults) if the network capacity
is not sufficient for transmission of the maximum data rate generated by
the VIP X.
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Multicasting
In addition to a 1:1 connection between an encoder and a single receiver
(unicast), the VIP X can enable multiple receivers to receive the video signal
from an encoder simultaneously. This is either done by duplicating the data
stream in the unit and then distributing it to multiple receivers (multi-unicast) or
by distributing an individual data stream in the network itself to multiple receivers
in a defined group (multicast). For each encoder (video input) you can enter a
dedicated multicast address and port for each stream. You can switch between
the streams by clicking the associated tabs.
Note
The prerequisite for multicast operation is a multicast-capable network that
uses the UDP and IGMP protocols. Other group membership protocols are
not supported. The TCP protocol does not support multicast connections.
A special IP address (class D address) must be configured for multicast
operation in a multicast-enabled network.
The network must support group IP addresses and the Internet Group
Management Protocol (IGMP V2). The address range is from 225.0.0.0 to
239.255.255.255.
The multicast address can be the same for multiple streams. However, it is then
necessary to use a different port in each case so that multiple data streams are
not sent simultaneously using the same port and multicast address.
Note
The settings must be made individually for each encoder (video input) and
each stream. The numbering corresponds to the labeling of the video
inputs on the actual unit (VIP X2 only).
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Multicast address video 1 / Multicast address video 2:
Enter a valid multicast address for each stream from the relevant encoder (video
input) to be operated in multicast mode (duplication of the data streams in the
network).
With the setting 0.0.0.0 the encoder for the relevant stream operates in multiunicast mode (copying of data streams in unit). The VIP X supports multi-unicast
connections for up to five simultaneously connected receivers.
Note
Duplication of data places a heavy demand on the CPU and can lead to
impairment of the image quality under certain circumstances.
Port:
If there are simultaneous data streams at the same multicast address, you must
assign different ports to each data stream.
Enter the port address for the relevant stream here.
Streaming:
Click in the checkbox to activate multicast streaming mode for the relevant
stream. An activated stream is marked with a check.
Multicast packet TTL:
A value can be entered to specify how long the multicast data packets are active
on the network. If multicast is to be run via a router the value must be greater
than 1.
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Version information
The hardware and firmware version numbers are for information only and cannot
be altered. Keep a record of these numbers in case technical assistance is
required.
Hardware version:
The hardware version number of the VIP X is displayed.
Firmware version:
The firmware version number of the VIP X is displayed.
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Livepage configuration
In this window, you can adapt the appearance of the LIVEPAGE to meet your
requirements. Options are provided here to display various information and
operating elements in addition to the video image.
Moreover, individual background graphics can be used for the main window and
the upper area of the window (banners).
Note
Either GIF or JPEG images can be used. The file paths must correspond
to the access mode (for example C:\Images\Logo.gif for access to
local files or http://www.mycompany.com/images/logo.gif for
access via the Internet/Intranet).
For access via the Internet/Intranet, there must be a connection in order to
display the image. The image files are not stored on the VIP X.
– Mark the checkboxes for the information to be displayed on the LIVEPAGE.
The selected elements are checked.
– Check on the LIVEPAGE whether and how the desired items are displayed.
Logo URL:
Enter the path to a suitable background graphic in this field. The image can be
stored on a local computer, a local network or at an Internet address.
Click Search if necessary to find a suitable image on the local network.
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Device logo URL:
Enter the path for a suitable image for the upper part of the window (banner)
here. The image can be stored on a local computer, a local network or at an
Internet address.
– Click Search if necessary to find a suitable image on the local network.
Note
To restore the original graphics, simply delete the entries in the Logo URL
and Device logo URL fields.
Show alarm input:
Alarm inputs are displayed next to the video image as icons along with their
assigned names. If an alarm is active the corresponding icon changes color.
Show event log:
The event messages will be displayed with the date and time in a field next to
the video image.
Show system log:
The system messages will be displayed with the date and time in a field next to
the video image and provide information about the establishment and
termination of connections etc.
Save event log:
Select this option to save event messages in a text file on the local computer.
This file can be viewed, edited and printed with any text editor or the standard
Office software.
Save system log:
Select this option to save system messages in a text file on the local computer.
This file can be viewed, edited and printed with any text editor or the standard
Office software.
File for event log:
Enter the path for saving the event log here.
– If necessary, click Search to find a suitable folder.
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File for system log:
Enter the path for saving the system log here.
– If necessary, click Search to find a suitable folder.
Path for JPEG and MPEG files:
Enter the path for the storage location of individual images and video sequences
that you can save from the LIVEPAGE.
– If necessary, click Search to find a suitable folder.
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Firmware and configuration upload
Firmware update:
The VIP X is designed in such a way that its functions and parameters can be
updated with firmware. To accomplish this, the current firmware package is
transferred to the unit via the selected network. The firmware will be installed
there automatically.
Thus a VIP X can be serviced and updated remotely without requiring a
technician to make changes to the installation on site.
The current firmware can be obtained from your customer service center or from
the Bosch Security Systems download area.
Warning!
Before starting the firmware update, make sure that you have selected the
correct upload file! Uploading the wrong files can result in the unit no
longer being addressable, requiring it to be replaced.
Do not interrupt the firmware installation for any reason! Interruption will
result in incorrect programming of the Flash EPROM. This can result in the
unit no longer being addressable, requiring it to be replaced.
– First, save the update file to the hard disk.
– Enter the full path for the update file in the field or click Browse... to locate
and select the file.
– Click Upload to begin transmission to the unit. The progress bar allows you
to monitor the transfer.
The new firmware is unpacked and the Flash EPROM is reprogrammed. The
time remaining is shown by the message going to reset Reconnecting in ...
seconds. After the upload is completed successfully, the unit will restart
automatically.
If the operating status LED lights up red, the upload has failed and must be
repeated. To perform the upload, you must switch to a special page:
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– In the address bar of your browser, after the unit IP address enter
/main.htm ein (for example 192.168.0.80/main.htm).
– Repeat the upload.
Configuration download:
You can save configuration data for the VIP X to a computer and load saved
configuration data from a computer to the unit.
– Click Download. A dialog will appear.
– Follow the instructions to save the current settings.
Configuration upload:
– Enter the full path of the file to upload or click Browse... to select the desired
file.
– Make certain that the file to be loaded comes from the same device type as
the unit you want to reconfigure.
– Click Upload to begin transmission to the unit. The progress bar allows you
to monitor the transfer.
Once the upload is complete, the new configuration is activated. The time
remaining is shown by the message going to reset Reconnecting in ...
seconds. After the upload is completed successfully, the unit will restart
automatically.
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Function test
The VIP X offers a variety of configuration options. Therefore you should check
that it works properly after installation and configuration.
This is the only way to ensure that the VIP X will function as intended in the event
of an alarm.
Your check should include the following functions:
] Can the VIP X be called remotely?
] Does the VIP X transmit all the data required?
] Does the VIP X respond as desired to alarm events?
] Is it possible to control peripheral devices if necessary?
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Operation with Microsoft Internet Explorer
A computer with Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or later) can be used to
receive live images from the VIP X, control cameras or other peripherals and
replay sequences stored on the local hard drive.
Note
Make sure the graphics card is set to 16 or 32 bit colour depth and that
Microsoft Virtual Machine is installed on your PC. If necessary, the
required software and controls can be installed from the product CD
provided (see Components supplied, page 9).
Instructions for using the Web browser can be found in its online help.
System requirements
] Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or higher)
] Monitor resolution 1024 × 768 pixels
] Network access (Intranet or Internet)
Note
You should also take note of the information in the System requirements
datasheet on the product CD supplied.
Install MPEG ActiveX
Note
In order to be able to play back live video images, an appropriate MPEG
ActiveX must be installed on the computer. If necessary, the required
software and controls can be installed from the product CD provided (see
Components supplied, page 9).
– Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive of the computer. If the CD does not start
automatically, open the root directory of the CD in Windows Explorer and
double click MPEGAx.exe.
– Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Establishing the connection
The VIP X must be assigned a valid IP address to operate on your network.
The following default addresses have been pre-set at the factory: 192.168.0.1
– Start the Web browser.
– Enter the IP address of the VIP X as the URL. The connection will be
established and, after a short time, the LIVEPAGE with the video image will
appear.
Note
Depending on whether you are using a VIP X1 or a VIP X2, the screen
display may differ slightly from that shown above.
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The LIVEPAGE
After the connection is established, the LIVEPAGE is initially displayed. It shows
the live video image on the right of the browser window. Depending on the
configuration, various text overlays may be visible on the live video image (see
Display stamping, page 52).
Other information may also be shown next to the live video image on the
Livepage. The display depends on the settings on the Livepage configuration
configuration page (see page 71).
Note
If the connection is not established, the maximum number of possible
connections may already have been reached. The maximum number of
connections depends on the device and network configuration.
Password protection in VIP X
If the VIP X is password-protected against unauthorized access, a
corresponding message and a prompt to enter the password will appear when
you attempt to access protected areas.
Note
A VIP X offers you the option of limiting access across various
authorization levels (see pages 36 and 49).
– Enter the user name and the associated password in the appropriate fields.
– Click OK. If the password is correct, the desired page is displayed.
Image selection
You can view the image from each camera individually on a full screen. If you
are using a VIP X2, you can display the camera images from both video inputs
next to one another (Dual Video).
– VIP X2 only: Click on one of the tabs above the video image to view one or
both of the camera images.
– Click on one of the MPEG-4 Stream 1, MPEG-4 Stream 2 or M-JPEG tabs
below the video image to switch between the different displays for the camera
image. On the VIP X2 this selection applies to both camera images.
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Camera control
Control options for peripheral devices (such as a pan and tilt head or a dome
camera) depend on the type of device installed and the configuration of the
VIP X.
If a controllable device (such as a dome camera) is configured and connected
to the VIP X, the controls for the device are displayed next to the video image.
– To control a peripheral device click the appropriate controls.
– Move the mouse pointer over the video image. Additional options for
controlling peripheral devices are displayed with the mouse pointer.
Digital I/O
Depending on the configuration of the unit, the alarm inputs and the relay output
are displayed next to the camera image (see Livepage configuration,
page 71).
The alarm symbols Input1 ... Input4 are for information and indicate the input
status of an alarm input: Active 1 = Symbol lit green, Active 0 = Symbol not lit.
The relay on the VIP X allows you to operate a device (for example a light or a
door opener).
– To operate, click the relay symbol next to the video image. The symbol will be
red when the relay is activated.
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System log / Event log
The System log field contains information about the operating status of the
VIP X and the connection. These messages can be saved automatically in a file
(see page 72).
Events such as the triggering or end of alarms are shown in the Event log field.
These messages can be saved automatically in a file (see page 72).
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Saving snapshots
Individual images from the video sequence that is currently being shown on the
LIVEPAGE can be saved in JPEG format on the computer's hard drive.
Note
On the VIP X2 the Dual Video view shows the symbol for saving single
images twice, once for the left-hand camera image and once for the righthand image.
– Click the symbol for saving single images. The image is saved at a resolution
of 704 × 576/480 pixels (4CIF). The storage location depends on the
configuration of the VIP X (see page 73).
Recording video sequences
Sections of the video sequence that is currently being shown on the LIVEPAGE
can be saved on the computer's hard drive.
Note
On the VIP X2 the Dual Video view shows the symbol for recording video
sequences twice, once for the left-hand camera image and once for the
right-hand image.
– Click the symbol for recording video sequences. Saving begins immediately.
The storage location depends on the configuration of the VIP X (see
page 73). A recording in progress is indicated by the blinking of the red dot
on the icon.
– Click the symbol for recording video sequences again. Saving will be
terminated.
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Image resolution
The sequences will be recorded at the resolution specified in the encoder
configuration (see pages 34 and 56).
Installing MPEG viewer
You can play back saved video sequences using the MPEG viewer from
Bosch Security Systems, which can be found on the software CD supplied (see
Components supplied, page 9).
Note
A corresponding MPEG ActiveX must be installed on the computer in
order to play back saved video sequences using the MPEG viewer.
Further information can be found on page 77.
– Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive of the computer. If the CD does not start
automatically, open the CD in the Windows Explorer.
– Open the MPEG Viewer directory and copy the file MPEGViewer.exe to your
computer's hard drive.
– If necessary, you can also start the MPEG viewer by double-clicking the file
MPEGViewer.exe.
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Hardware connections between video servers
A VIP X with a camera connected to it can be used as a transmitter and a
compatible MPEG-4 hardware decoder (such as the VIP XD) with a connected
monitor as a receiver using an Ethernet network connection. This way it is
possible to cover large distances with little effort for installation or cabling.
Installation
VIP devices are designed to connect with one another automatically with the
corresponding configuration. This only requires that they be part of a closed
network. Proceed as follows to install the devices:
– Connect the devices to the closed network using Ethernet cables.
– Connect them to the mains supply.
Note
Make sure the devices are configured for the network environment and the
correct IP address for the remote location to be contacted in the event of
an alarm is set on the Alarm connections configuration page (see
pages 40 and 61).
Establishing the connection
There are three options for establishing a connection between a transmitter and
a compatible receiver in a closed network:
] an alarm,
] a terminal program or
] a Web browser
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Connect on alarm
With the appropriate configuration, a connection between a transmitter and a
receiver is established automatically when an alarm is triggered (see page 61).
After a short time, the live video image from the transmitter will be shown on the
connected monitor.
This connection option can also be used to connect a transmitter and a
compatible receiver using a switch connected to the alarm input. In this case, no
computer is needed to establish the connection.
Connecting with a terminal program
Various requirements must be met in order to operate using a terminal program
(see page 21).
– Start the terminal program and enter the command 1 in the main menu to
switch to the IP menu.
– Enter the command 4 in the IP menu to change the remote IP address, then
enter the IP address of the device to connect to.
– Enter the command 0 to return to the main menu and then enter the
command 4 to switch to the Rcp+ menu.
– Enter the command 5 in the Rcp+ menu to activate the automatic connection.
Connecting with a Web browser
Various requirements must be met in order to operate using a Web program
(see page 25).
Note
Transmitter and receiver must be located in the same subnet to establish
a hardware connection with a Web browser (see pages 41 and 55).
– Use the Web browser to connect to the receiver. Its home page will be
displayed.
– Under Video sources on the page CONNECTIONS, select the VIP X. A
JPEG snapshot of the video source selected will be displayed on the page.
– If you are using a VIP X2, select the video input you want the images to come
from.
– Click MPEG-4 connection to begin displaying the video images on the
connected monitor.
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Closing the connection
The connection may be closed using a terminal program or Web browser.
Closing the connection with a terminal program
– Start the terminal program (see page 21); enter the command 4 in the main
menu to switch to the Rcp+ menu.
– Enter the command 5 in the Rcp+ menu to deactivate the automatic
connection.
Closing the connection with a Web browser
– Use the Web browser to connect to the receiver. Its home page will be
displayed.
– In the title bar of the 'Monitor' window on the page CONNECTIONS, click on
the X icon to end the display of the video images on the connected monitor.
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Operation with decoder software
The VIP X video server and VIDOS software combine to provide a highperformance system solution.
VIDOS is software for operating, controlling and administering CCTV
installations (such as surveillance systems) at remote locations. It runs under
Microsoft Windows operating systems. Its main job is decoding video, audio and
control data from a remote transmitter.
There are many options available for operation and configuration operation
when using a VIP X with VIDOS. Refer to the software documentation for more
details.
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Testing the network connection
The ping command can be used to check the connection between two IP
addresses. This allows you to test whether a device is active in the network.
– Open the DOS command prompt.
– Type ping followed by the IP address of the device.
If the device is found, the response appears as " Reply from ... ", followed
by the number of bytes sent and the transmission time in milliseconds.
Otherwise, the device cannot be accessed via the network. This might be
because
] The device is not properly connected to the network. Check the cable
connections in this case.
] The device is not correctly integrated into the network. Check the IP-address,
subnet mask and gateway address.
Device reset
The Factory-reset button can be used to reset the unit to its original settings. Any
changes in the settings will be overwritten by the factory defaults. This may be
necessary, for example, if the unit has invalid settings that prevent it from
functioning as desired.
Warning!
All configured settings will be discarded during a reset. If necessary, back
up the current configuration using the Download button on the Firmware
and configuration upload configuration page (see page 74).
Note
After a reset, the unit can only be addressed via the factory default IP
address. The IP address can be changed as described in the chapter
"Installation" (see page 22).
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– If necessary, back up the current configuration using the Download button
on the Firmware and configuration upload page (see page 74).
– Using a pointed object, press the Factory-reset button located below the USB
interface until the operating status LED flashes red (see page 15). All settings
will revert to their defaults.
– Change the IP address of the unit if necessary.
– Configure the unit to meet your requirements.
Repairs
Warning!
Never open the casing of the VIP X. The unit does not contain any user
serviceable parts.
Ensure that all maintenance or repair work is performed only by qualified
personnel (electrical engineering or network technology specialists). In case of
doubt, contact your dealer's technical service center.
Transfer and disposal
The VIP X should only be passed on together with this installation and user
guide.
The unit and its power supply contain environmentally hazardous materials that
must be disposed of according to law.
Defective or superfluous devices and parts should be disposed of professionally
or taken to your local collection point for hazardous materials.
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Appendix
Troubleshooting
If you cannot resolve a fault, please contact your supplier or system integrator
or go direct to Bosch Security Systems Customer Service.
The version numbers of the internal processors can be viewed on a special
page. Please note this information before contacting Customer Service.
– In the address bar of your browser, after the unit IP address enter
/version.htm (for example 192.168.0.80/version.htm).
– Write down the information or print out the page.
The following table is intended to help you identify the causes of malfunctions
and correct them where possible.
Malfunction
Possible causes
Solution
Incorrect cable connections. Check all cables, plugs, contacts,
No connection
terminals and connections.
between the unit and
terminal program.
The computer's serial
Check the other serial interfaces.
interface is not connected.
Interface parameters do not Select a different interface if
match.
necessary and make sure that the
computer's interface parameters
match those of the unit. If
necessary try the following
standard parameters: 19,200
baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop
bit. Then disconnect the unit from
the mains and reconnect it again
after a few seconds.
No image
transmission to
remote location.
Defective camera.
Connect a local monitor to the
camera and check the camera
function.
Faulty cable connections.
Check all cables, plugs, contacts
and connections.
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Malfunction
Possible causes
Solution
No connection
established, no
image transmission.
The unit's configuration.
Check all configuration
parameters.
Faulty installation.
Check all cables, plugs, contacts
and connections.
Wrong IP address.
Check the IP addresses (terminal
program).
Faulty data transmission
within the LAN.
The maximum number of
connections has been
reached.
The unit does not
report an alarm.
The unit is not
operational after
firmware upload.
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Wait until there is a free connection
and call the transmitter again.
Alarm source is not selected. Select possible alarm sources on
the Alarm sources configuration
page.
No alarm response
specified.
Control of cameras
or other devices is
not possible.
Check the data transmission with
ping.
Specify the desired alarm response
on the Alarm connections
configuration page, if necessary
change the IP address.
Check all cable connections and
The cable connection
between the serial interface ensure all plugs are properly
and the connected device is plugged in.
incorrect.
The interface parameters
conflict with those of the
other device connected.
Make sure the settings of all
devices involved are compatible.
Power failure during
programming by the update
file.
Have the unit checked by
Customer Service and replace if
necessary.
Incorrect update file.
Enter the IP address followed by /
main.htm in your web browser
and repeat the upload.
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LEDs
The VIP X network video server has several LEDs on the rear panel that show
the operating status and can give indications of possible malfunctions:
Operating status LED
Not lit:
Unit is switched off.
Lit green:
Unit switched on.
Flashing green:
Unit is accessed.
Lit red (briefly):
Unit is starting up.
Lit red (continuously): Unit is out of order; upload failed.
LED L
Lit green:
Connected to the network.
LED T
Flashing orange:
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Terminal block
The terminal block is used to connect external signal sources or alarm switches,
as a relay output, a serial interface or as a power supply.
Options for using the serial interface include transparent data transfer, control of
connected devices or operation of the unit with a terminal program. Depending
on the setting, the serial interface uses the RS232 or RS422/485 standards. The
standard used depends on the current configuration (see pages 45 and 64).
Pin assignment
The pin assignment for the serial interface depends on the standard used:
Pin
RS232 standard
RS422/485 standard
IN1
Alarm input 1
Alarm input 1
IN2
Alarm input 2
Alarm input 2
IN3
Alarm input 3
Alarm input 3
IN4
Alarm input 4
Alarm input 4
GND
GND (ground)
GND (ground)
GND
GND (ground)
GND (ground)
R (top)
Relay
Relay
R (bottom)
Relay
Relay
CTS
CTS (clear to send)
RxD- (receive data minus)
RTS
RTS (ready to send)
TxD- (transmit data minus)
RXD
RxD (receive data)
RxD+ (receive data plus)
TXD
TxD (transmit data)
TxD+ (transmit data plus)
+
12 V (power supply)
12 V (power supply)
–
GND (ground)
GND (ground)
To operate the alarm inputs connect each alarm input to a ground contact (GND)
via a trigger contact.
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Glossary
Brief explanations of some of the terms and abbreviations found in this user
guide are given below.
10/100 Base-T
IEEE 802.3 specification for 10 or 100 MBit/s Ethernet
ARP
Address Resolution Protocol: a protocol for mapping MAC
and IP addresses
Baud
Unit of measure for the speed of data transmission
Bit/s
Bits per second, the actual data rate
CIF
Common Intermediate Format,
video format with 352 x 288/240 pixels
DNS
Domain Name Service
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
Full duplex
Simultaneous data transmission in both directions (sending
and receiving)
GOP
Group of pictures
HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
ICMP
Internet Control Message Protocol
ID
Identification: a machine-readable character sequence
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IGMP
Internet Group Management Protocol
Internet Protocol
The main protocol used on the Internet, normally in
conjunction with the Transfer Control Protocol (TCP):
TCP/IP
IP
See "Internet Protocol"
IP address
A 4-byte number uniquely defining each device on the
Internet. It is usually written in dotted decimal notation with
full stops separating the bytes, for example "209.130.2.193".
ISDN
Integrated Services Digital Network
JPEG
An encoding process for still images (Joint Photographic
Experts Group)
kBit/s
Kilobits per second, the actual data rate
LAN
See Local area network
Local area network
A communications network serving users within a limited
geographical area, such as a building or a university
campus. It is controlled by a network operating system and
uses a transfer protocol.
MAC
Media Access Control
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MPEG-4
Further development of MPEG-2, designed for transmission
of audiovisual data at very low transfer rates (for example
via the Internet).
Net mask
A mask that explains which part of an IP address is the
network address and which part comprises the host
address. It is usually written in dotted decimal notation with
full stops separating the bytes, for example
"255.255.255.192".
Parameters
Values used for configuration
QCIF
Quarter CIF, a video format with 176 × 144/120 pixels
RFC 868
A protocol for synchronizing computer clocks over the
Internet
RS232/RS422/RS485
Standards for serial data transmission
RTP
Realtime Transport Protocol; A transmission protocol for
real-time video and audio
Subnet mask
See Net mask
TCP
Transfer Control Protocol
Telnet
Login protocol with which users can log on to a remote
computer (host) on the Internet
TTL
Time-To-Live; life cycle of a data packet in station transfers
UDP
User Datagram Protocol
URL
Uniform Resource Locator
UTP
Unshielded Twisted Pair
WAN
See wide area network
Wide area network
A long distance link used to extend or connect remotely
located local area networks
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Specifications
Unit
Operating voltage
12 ... 24 V DC, power supply unit with various
primary adapters included
Power consumption
approx. 6 VA
LAN interface
1 × Ethernet 10/100 Base-T,
automatic adaptation,
half/full duplex, RJ45
Data interfaces
1 × RS232/RS422/RS485, bi-directional, ST500
1 × USB 2.0 (for future expansion of functions)
Alarm inputs
4 × push-in terminals (non-isolated closing
contact), max. trip resistance 10 Ohm
Relay output
1 × push-in terminal, 30 Vp-p, 2 A
Video inputs
VIP X1: 1 x BNC jack
VIP X2: 2 x BNC jack
Each 0.7 ... 1.2 Vp-p, 75 Ohm, PAL/NTSC
Displays
3 × LED (operating voltage, network connection,
data transmission) on rear panel
Operating conditions
Temperature: 0 ... +50 °C (VIP X1) or
0 ... +40 °C (VIP X2)
Relative humidity: 20 ... 80 %,
non-precipitating
Regulatory approvals
CE: IEC 60950; UL 1950; AS/NZS 3548;
EN 55103-1, -2; EN 55130-4; EN 55022;
EN 55024; EN 61000-3-2; EN 61000-3-3;
FCC 47 CFR Ch. 1 Section 15
Dimensions (w × h × l)
98 × 85 × 26 mm
(including feet and BNC connections)
Weight
VIP X1: approx. 170 g
VIP X2: approx. 200 g
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Protocols/standards
Video standards
PAL, NTSC
Video encoding protocols
MPEG-4, JPEG
Video data rate
9,600 kBit/s ... 10 MBit/s
Image resolutions
(PAL/NTSC)
704 × 576/480 pixels (D1/4CIF)
704 × 288/240 pixels (2CIF)
352 × 576/480 pixels (1/2 D1)
352 × 288/240 pixels (CIF)
176 × 144/120 pixels (QCIF)
Total delay
120 ms (PAL/NTSC, MPEG-4, no network delay)
Image refresh rate
1 ... 50/60 fields/s adjustable (PAL/NTSC)
Field/image-based coding
Network protocols
RTP, Telnet, TCP, UDP, IP, HTTP, IGMP V2, ICMP,
ARP
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Index
A
Connection on alarm 40, 61
Actuator 19
Contrast 53
Alarm 39, 52, 80
Control 45, 64
Alarm connections 40
Control functions 80
Alarm input 18, 39, 94
Conventions 5
Alarm input name 39
Alarm message 53
D
Alarm sources 39, 60
Danger 7
Auto-connect 40, 61
Data bits 45, 64
Data interface 18
B
Data terminal 21
Banners 71
Date 50
Basic data 35
Date format 37, 50
Baud rate 32, 45, 64
Daylight saving time 51
Brightness 54
Decoder software 87
Browser window 79
Defaults 34, 58
C
Camera name 51
Camera selection 79
Cameras 18
Device reset 89
Display stamping 52
Dome camera 18
Dual Streaming 11, 30, 54
Changes 29, 48
E
Closing the connection 86
Echo 22
Color depth 10, 25, 77
COM1 45, 64
Components supplied 9
Configuration 25, 75
Configuration download 75
Electromagnetic compatibility 6
Encoder 30
Encoding 11
EPROM 74
Establishing the connection 25, 26,
Configuration menu 27, 47
78, 84
Configuration mode 27
Event log 72, 81
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F
Firewall 42, 66
Firmware update 74
Firmware version 38, 70
Front panel 14, 15
Function test 76
G
Gateway 42, 66
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Monitor resolution 25, 77
MPEG ActiveX 25, 77, 83
MPEG viewer 12, 83
MPEG-4 encoder 54
MTU value 42, 67
Multicast 43, 68
Multicast address 44, 69
Multicast connection 42, 43, 67, 68
H
Multicast function 12
Half-duplex mode 46, 65
Multi-unicast 43, 68
Hardware version 38, 70
N
I
Navigation 47
Identification 6, 35, 48
Network 18, 41, 66
IGMP V2 43, 68
Network check 89
Image quality 44, 69
Network connection 20, 42, 67
Image resolution 83
Number of connections 26, 79
Image selection 79
Installation 8
Installation conditions 17
Installation location 17
Interface mode 46, 65
Internal clock 37, 50
IP address 22, 41, 66
L
Language 37, 50
Live video images 25, 77
Livepage 71
Low Voltage Directive 6
O
Operation 7, 77
Overview of functions 11
P
Parameters 23
Parity check 46, 65
Password 27, 35, 36, 49, 79
Peripheral device control 80
Picture settings 53
Pin assignment 94
Port 44, 69
Power supply 7
M
Power switch 20
Main functions 13
Profile settings 32, 56
Maintenance 8
Profiles 30, 54
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Protocol 46, 65
Standards 98
Protocols 98
Stop bits 46, 64
R
Rear panel 15
Receiver 11
Receiver password 40, 61
Recording video sequences 82
Regulations 5
Relay 62, 80
Relay output 19, 62
Streaming 44, 69
Subnet mask 41, 66
Switch 67
Symbols 5
Synchronous 37, 50
System 35
System log 72, 73, 81
System requirements 25
Remote control 12
T
Repair 8, 90
Target data rate: 56
Reset 89
TCP 42, 66
Reset of profile 34, 58
Terminal 45, 64
Restart 23
Termination 59
Router 44, 69
test 76
RS232 94
Time 37, 50, 52
RS422/RS485 94
Time server 51
S
Safety 7
Saturation 53
Save event log 72
Save system log 72
Selecting a profile 30, 54
Serial number 6
Serial port function 45, 64
Setup 9
Signal source 19
Snapshots 12, 82
Source type 59
Specifications 97
Standard 94
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Time server IP address 51
Time server protocol 51
Time signal 51
Time zone 51
Transmission parameters 21
Transmission protocol 42, 66
Transmission rate 45, 64
Transmission standards 18
Transparent 45, 64
Trigger relay 63
TTL 44, 69
Turn off 20
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UDP 42, 66
Unicast 43, 68
Unit date 37, 50
Unit ID 35, 48
Unit identification 35, 48
Unit name 35, 48
Unit overview 27, 29
Unit time 37, 50
Upload file 74
URL 26, 78
User name 36, 49
V
VCR 59
Version 38, 70
Video input 14, 59
Video loss alarm 39, 60
Video recorder 59
Video signal interruption 39, 60
W
Watermarking 53
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