Videoswitch Vi-K3 User manual

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Product ranges covered by this manual
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Document Reference
Date
Firmware
Vip601a.doc
12/05/2009
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Videoswitch
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Contents:
1 Start Here ..................................................................1 Connecting Up the Vi-M1 .......................................................................................................2 1.2 Connecting Up the Vi-M2 .......................................................................................................3 1.3 Connecting up the Vi-M3 & Vi-M4..........................................................................................4 1.4 Setting Date/Time ..................................................................................................................4 1.5 Recording...............................................................................................................................5 1.6 Routine Checks......................................................................................................................5 1.7 Care of the Hard Drive(s) .......................................................................................................5 1.8 Critical Alerts ..........................................................................................................................5 Ltd
1.1 2 Control.......................................................................6 Mini Keypad ...........................................................................................................................6 2.2 Standard Keypad ...................................................................................................................8 2.3 Live Viewing .........................................................................................................................11 1.1.2 1.1.3 2.4 Viewing Full Screen Images ............................................................................................11 an
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2.1 1.1.1.1 Quad Display ..................................................................................................11 1.1.1.2 Multi-Screen ...................................................................................................11 Spot monitor(s) ................................................................................................................11 Tagging Images ...............................................................................................................12 Playback...............................................................................................................................13 3 Navigation ...............................................................15 Menus ..................................................................................................................................15 3.2 Mini-Keypad .........................................................................................................................15 3.3 Standard Keypad .................................................................................................................15 3.4 Summary of keys used in menus .........................................................................................16 cu
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3.1 4 Find..........................................................................18 Date/Time.............................................................................................................................18 4.2 Events ..................................................................................................................................18 Se
4.1 Alarm................................................................................................................................18 1.1.5 System .............................................................................................................................18 1.1.6 Critical ..............................................................................................................................18 nt
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5 Burn .........................................................................19 5.1 Edit Incident .........................................................................................................................19 5.2 Incident List ..........................................................................................................................20 1.1.7 1.1.8 6.2 1.1.9 1.1.10 6.3 1.1.11 Date/Time.............................................................................................................................21 System date/time .............................................................................................................21 Int
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6 Menus ......................................................................21 Date format ......................................................................................................................21 Record..................................................................................................................................22 Record settings ................................................................................................................22 1.1.1.3 Mode ..............................................................................................................22 1.1.1.4 Format ............................................................................................................22 1.1.1.5 Quality ............................................................................................................23 1.1.1.6 Auto Retention................................................................................................23 1.1.1.7 Custom Rate per camera ...............................................................................23 1.1.1.8 Alarm rate per camera....................................................................................23 Record audio....................................................................................................................23 Display .................................................................................................................................23 Titles ................................................................................................................................23 1.1.1.9 i
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1.1.1.10 Camera Titles .................................................................................................24 1.1.1.11 Show Camera Titles .......................................................................................24 1.1.1.1.1 Full
24 1.1.1.1.2 Quad
24 1.1.1.1.3 x9
24 1.1.1.1.4 x16
24 1.1.1.12 Auto sequence (main monitor) .......................................................................24 1.1.1.1.5 Sequence Mode
24 1.1.1.1.6 Camera List
24 1.1.1.1.7 Dwell times
1.1.1.1.8 Dwell times (all)
Sequence Mode
1.1.1.1.11 Camera List
1.1.1.1.12 Dwell times
1.1.1.1.13 Dwell times (all)
25 Main monitor format
26 Alarm inputs .....................................................................................................................26 Alarm polarities...............................................................................................26 1.1.1.17 Camera mapping ............................................................................................26 1.1.1.18 Alarm timers ...................................................................................................26 1.1.1.19 Weekday alarm times .....................................................................................26 1.1.1.20 Weekend alarm times.....................................................................................26 1.1.1.21 Enable alarms all day .....................................................................................27 cu
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Activity..............................................................................................................................27 1.1.1.22 Activity timers .................................................................................................27 1.1.1.23 Weekday activity times ...................................................................................27 1.1.1.24 Weekend activity times...................................................................................27 1.1.1.25 Enable activity all day.....................................................................................27 nt
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1.1.1.13 25 25 Clear critical alerts ...........................................................................................................28 1.1.16 Erase event list ................................................................................................................28 1.1.17 Pull-up and restore...........................................................................................................28 1.1.18 6.5 1.1.19 1.1.20 ii
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1.1.15 1.1.1.1.19 Pull-up monitor
1.1.1.1.20 Pull-up hold time
28 28 1.1.1.1.21 Pull-up sequence time
28 1.1.1.1.22 Relay hold time
28 1.1.1.1.23 Restore camera
28 Relay activation................................................................................................................28 1.1.1.26 Use relay1 for alarm .......................................................................................28 1.1.1.27 Use relay2 for critical alert..............................................................................29 Network ................................................................................................................................29 IP address ........................................................................................................................29 Ports.................................................................................................................................29 1.1.1.28 Command .......................................................................................................29 1.1.1.29 Video ..............................................................................................................29 Digital Recorder
1.1.21 Sub-net mask...................................................................................................................29 1.1.22 Gateway ...........................................................................................................................29 1.1.23 6.6 MTU .................................................................................................................................30 Configuration........................................................................................................................30 1.1.24 Language .........................................................................................................................30 1.1.25 Unit number .....................................................................................................................30 VGA gamma ...................................................................................................30 1.1.1.32 VGA motion ....................................................................................................30 1.1.1.33 Menu translucency .........................................................................................30 1.1.1.34 Boundary colour .............................................................................................30 Camera inputs..................................................................................................................30 1.1.1.35 1.1.28 Ltd
VGA resolution ...............................................................................................30 1.1.1.31 Termination ....................................................................................................30 Passwords .......................................................................................................................31 1.1.1.36 Logged off user ..............................................................................................31 1.1.1.1.24 1.1.1.37 Access rights
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31 Coverts.............................................................................................................................31 1.1.1.38 Covert cameras (Main) ...................................................................................31 1.1.1.39 Covert cameras (Spot1) .................................................................................31 Restore factory defaults ...................................................................................................31 1.1.31 Restart the system ...........................................................................................................31 cu
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1.1.30 7 Help..........................................................................33 7.1 Status/Config........................................................................................................................33 Config...............................................................................................................................33 1.1.33 Status ...............................................................................................................................33 1.1.34 Drives ...............................................................................................................................34 1.1.35 Drive1...............................................................................................................................34 1.1.36 Record .............................................................................................................................35 Se
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8 Function ..................................................................36 9 Password ................................................................37 10 Connections............................................................38 Ethernet connection to Broadband ......................................................................................38 10.2 Ethernet connection to a PC ................................................................................................38 10.3 Ethernet connection to a LAN ..............................................................................................39 10.4 Audio ....................................................................................................................................39 10.5 Multi Unit Cascading ............................................................................................................40 Int
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10.1 11 Technical Data ........................................................41 11.1 Accessories Included ...........................................................................................................41 11.2 Changing the Hard Drive .....................................................................................................41 1.1.37 Changing a hard drive - Vi-M1 .........................................................................................41 1.1.38 Changing a hard drive - Vi-M2/Vi-M3/Vi-M4 ....................................................................42 1.1.39 Alarms, Domes, Relays ...................................................................................................43 1.1.40 Main Keyboard Port .........................................................................................................44 1.1.41 11.3 Spot Keyboard/Cascade Port ..........................................................................................44 Specifications .......................................................................................................................45 1.1.42 Storage ............................................................................................................................45 1.1.43 Digital recording/Replay...................................................................................................45 1.1.44 Display .............................................................................................................................45 iii
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1.1.45 Control and Interface .......................................................................................................46 1.1.1.40 Dome Control .................................................................................................46 1.1.1.41 Remote Viewing .............................................................................................47 1.1.46 Power, Physical & Environmental ....................................................................................48 1.1.47 Upgrades .........................................................................................................................48 1.1.48 CE Marking ......................................................................................................................49 1.1.49 Ventilation ........................................................................................................................49 1.1.50 Safety...............................................................................................................................49 Int
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Please fill in the warranty fax-back form on page 51 and return it to Videoswitch
The Vi-M1, Vi-M2, Vi-M3 and Vi-M4 digital recorders from Videoswitch are part of
the M-series range
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These products are designed to be easy to use whilst offering high quality digital
video recording and playback, primarily for CCTV security applications.
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The video images from all connected cameras are continuously recorded onto the
built-in hard drives. When the drives are full, the M-series keeps on recording,
overwriting the oldest images.
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Images are retained for a specified user programmable number of days, typically
31. All images recorded within the period will be available for replay. Older image
are no longer available.
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Several methods are provided for finding the recorded images you want quickly,
including date/time searches and activity or alarm event searches
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The built-in DVD writer allows a selected part or parts of the recorded information to
be written onto a DVD or CD, typically to back-up an incident for use as evidence by
the Police.
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A USB interface allows incidents to be backed up to USB memory sticks as an
alternative to DVD or CD
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The recording process continues all the time, even when playing back or backing up
incidents
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Dual channel audio recording is standard on the M-series
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Ethernet is also a standard feature allowing remote viewing via a local area network
(LAN) or via Broadband Ethernet
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Multiple Vi-M3 and Vi-M4 DVRs may be cascaded to cater for larger numbers of
cameras. Build in matrix switching combines monitor outputs so that the group of
DVRs can drive one (BNC) main monitor and 3 independent spot monitors.
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Software updates may be installed via CD, USB memory stick or via ethernet
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This manual covers a range of products and therefore describes features that do not exist in
all models.
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Connecting Up the Vi-M1
For a standard digital recording system you will need
The Vi-M1 recorder
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Some cameras with lenses
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A video monitor (with BNC composite video input) or a VGA monitor
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BNC cables
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Connect the monitor output (M1) of the Vi-M1 to a Video Monitor using a BNC
cable. Alternatively or additionally, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA output
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Make sure that the monitor termination is switched on (i.e. to 75 Ohms)
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On 8-camera models, a spot monitor may also be connected, to output M2
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Connect a camera to Camera Input 1 on the Vi-M1 using a BNC cable
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Connect further cameras to Inputs 2,3,4 etc
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Make sure that the mains supply is rated at the correct mains voltage. In UK and
Europe this is normally 230Vac
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Connect the mains power using the mains cable provided
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Connecting Up the Vi-M2
For a standard digital recording system you will need
The Vi-M2 recorder
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Some cameras with lenses
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A video monitor (with BNC composite video input) or a VGA monitor
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BNC cables
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Connect the monitor output (M1) of the Vi-M2 to a Video Monitor using a BNC
cable. Alternatively or additionally, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA output
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Make sure that the monitor termination is switched on (i.e. to 75 Ohms)
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On 8-camera models, a spot monitor may also be connected, to output M2.
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Connect a camera to Camera Input 1 on the Vi-M2 using a BNC cable
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Connect further cameras to Inputs 2,3,4 etc
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Make sure that the voltage select switch (if present) is set to suit the mains supply.
The setting required in UK and Europe is normally 230Vac
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Connect the mains power using the mains cable provided
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Connecting up the Vi-M3 & Vi-M4
For a standard digital recording system you will need
The Vi-M3 recorder
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Some cameras with lenses
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A video monitor (with BNC composite video input) or a VGA monitor
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BNC cables
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Connect the monitor output (MAIN) of the Vi-M3 to a Video Monitor using a BNC
cable. Alternatively or additionally, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA output
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Make sure that the monitor termination is switched on (i.e. to 75 Ohms)
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Up to 3 other spot monitors may be connected to outputs M2, M3 and M4 (or 2 spot
monitor on 12-camera models)
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Connect a camera to Camera Input 1 on the Vi-M3using a BNC cable
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Connect further cameras to Inputs 2,3,4 etc
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Make sure that the voltage select switch (if present) is set to suit the mains supply.
The setting required in UK and Europe is normally 230Vac.
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Connect the mains power using the mains cable provided
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Setting Date/Time
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For proper operation of the M-series DVR Digital Recorder it is essential that the date
and time are set correctly.
If the system clock has an invalid date or time when the M-series DVR is powered up or at
any time during operation, the displayed date and time in live mode will replaced by dashes.
If the clock needs setting, refer to section 1.1.7 page 21.
Note that the time is automatically adjusted forwards or backwards by an hour at the
appropriate dates to take account of British Summertime (daylight saving) so no user action
is required.
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Recording
Once the Date/time is set the M-series DVR Digital Recorder should now be fully
operational and recording images from all connected cameras. The default image retention
period is 31 days unless set otherwise in the menu.
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Routine Checks
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If the M-series DVR is not recording, the message RECORDING STOPPED will be
displayed on the video monitor. This should only happen if there is no video, if no hard drive
is fitted or if it is faulty, or if record timers have been set to disable recording. If recording
stops when is should not, a critical alert will occur, displayed as a red message on the
screen. This indicates that there may be a fault with the DVR or with one of its hard drives.
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that the user regularly check that images from all cameras replay correctly. Any
potential problems with the cameras or recording system will then be detected as soon a
possible, rather than continuing un-noticed until a critical incident needs to be recalled from
the system.
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Similarly, when a DVD, CD or USB backup has been created you should check that it
plays back correctly, before the images on the hard drive in the M-series DVR become
over-written. The backup may be checked by either by playing it on the M-series DVR or on
a PC.
Care of the Hard Drive(s)
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A hard drive is a delicate mechanical item that should be handled with care. Before moving
a M-series DVR that has been powered up, or removing a hard drive, remove power and
wait for 30 seconds for the drive to stop spinning. This is a precaution to avoid possible
damage to the hard drive.
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The M-series DVR constantly monitors the hard drive, camera inputs and system so that
detected fault conditions will be reported to the user as soon as possible by means of a red
“critical alert” message on the top left of the screen. Critical alerts are also added to the
event list.
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To cancel a critical alert, press the FIND key several times until the Critical event
screen is displayed. In the case of a Vi-M1, access events via the menu by pressing
the SEL key and navigating the menu with up, down and SEL.
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When viewing the events, use the up, down, left, right keys to scroll through the
lines and pages. If there are lots of events, you can press DEFAULT to see latest
alerts, and press DEFAULT again to see earliest. Press SEL to cancel the currently
elected critical alert. If there are a lot of critical alerts to cancel, they can all be
cleared in the Alarms menu
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If critical alert condition persists, the red message will re-appear indicating that a
fault exists that needs attention.
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The Vi-M1 has a mini-keypad with the key layout as above. All functions can be controlled
by the 16 keys provided. Two functions are achieved by holding down the SEL or ESC key
for 1 second:
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Keypad legend
Select cameras and enter
numbers when in the menu
Play forwards in playback
mode, navigate in menu
Go back in play mode, navigate
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Go back in play mode, navigate
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Pause in play mode, navigate
in menu
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SEL
Enter root menu or select or
confirm within the menu
ESC
Escape from current menu
level to prior level
Hold for 1 second
DEFAULT
Hold for 1 second
Exit from menu, go to live mode
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Set a menu setting to default
value, set a TAG in the event
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The Vi-M2, Vi-M3 and Vi-M4 have a standard keypad with the key layout as above. All
functions can be controlled by the 35 keys provided:
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Used for
Number
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Used to select cameras and enter numbers
when in the
menu
Right
Pan dome right in live mode, navigate in
menu
Left
Pan dome left in live mode, navigate in
menu
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Tilt dome up in live mode, navigate in menu
Down
Tilt dome down in live mode, navigate in
menu
SEL
Enter root menu or select or confirm within
the menu
ESC
Escape from current menu level to prior
level
DEFAULT
Set a TAG in the event log in live or play
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Up
Press once for date/time search, press
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Press once for incident and burn (backup)
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Press
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Enter main menu
Show status screen. Press for subsequent
next status
screens
Exit from menu, go to live mode
Enter function screen
PSW
Enter password screen
Plus
Select title options in menu, zoom dome
Minus
Select title options in menu, zoom dome
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Select next camera, insert space when
editing title
in menu
Dec
Select prior camera, delete character when
editing title
in menu
Play_Back
Step back in playback mode
Step_Back
Step back in playback mode
Pause
Pause playback
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Step forwards in playback mode
Step_Forward
Play
Play forward in playback mode
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Display camera 1-4 on the main monitor.
Press
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display the
next four
cameras (if
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Display camera 1-9 on the main monitor.
Press
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display
cameras 116 (if
present)
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Live Viewing
On a standard keypad, press this LIVE/EXIT key to enter live mode:
Viewing Full Screen Images
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To select cameras 1 to 9 for viewing press the required number key and wait a moment for
the camera to select (or press two number keys 01, 02, 03 etc in fairly quick succession)
To select any cameras 10 to 16, press two number keys 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16 in fairly
quick succession.
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Select quad display on the main monitor by pressing the Quad key. Cameras 1, 2, 3 and 4
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Press again to see cameras 5, 6, 7 and 8. Successive presses will select the next set of
four camera images.
Note that on a mini-keypad there is no Quad key. In this case, press the ESC key to cycle
through the various screen modes.
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Note that on a mini-keypad there is no Multiscreen key. In this case, press the ESC key to
cycle through the various screen modes.
Press a number key to revert to full screen display of one camera.
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Spot monitor(s)
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On a mini-keypad, press and hold the ESC key to select the required monitor.
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The selected monitor is indicated on bottom right of screen prior to the camera number.
If no monitor is indicated, then it is the main monitor that is selected.
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Having selected the required monitor, select the camera to be displayed by pressing the
number keys
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Tagging Images
If you something occurs that you may wish to go back to, press the TAG key to create
an event in the alarms event log
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In the case of a mini-keypad (Vi-M1) press and hold the SEL key to create a tag.
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Playback
If there is a DVD or CD that has previously stored images on it in the DVD drive, the Mseries DVR will replay from the DVD or CD
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If there is a USB memory stick that has previously stored images on it plugged into one
of the USB ports, the M-series DVR will replay from the USB memory stick
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If there is no DVD, CD or memory stick inserted, the M-series DVR will replay from the
built-in hard drive(s).
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Step_Back
Step back in playback mode
Pause
Pause playback
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Play forwards
Go back in play mode
Go back in play mode
Pause in play mode
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Navigation
3.1
Menus
The menu system in this DVR allows many aspects of it operation to be customised to
suit a specific installation
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In the case of a Vi-M1 which has a mini-keypad, the root menu (accessed by pressing
SEL) takes the place of the dedicated functions keys on the standard keypad.
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The factory default settings that this unit is shipped with provide a standard
configuration that records all connected cameras continuously with a data retention
period of 31 days.
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The factory defaults may be restored at any time via the CONFIGURATION menu.
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Mini-Keypad
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When a mini-keypad is used (on a Vi-M1) the menu is always entered at its root level by
pressing the SEL key:
The required sub-menu may be selected using the up and down keys, pressing the SEL (or
right) key to enter it:
Find
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Burn
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Menus
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Help
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Function
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Password
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In the case of a standard keypad, dedicated function keys are provided to bypass the root
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Summary of keys used in menus
Key legend
Action
SEL
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Enter the root of menu system, includes extra functions
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Enter the menu system at menu level (Standard keypad)
Up
Select the prior menu item or scroll a value when editing
Down
Select the next menu item or scroll a value when editing
Right
Go a level deeper into the menu or move cursor when
editing
Left
Come out of a level in the menu or move cursor when
editing
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Escape from a menu level or escape from editing a value
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Press and hold
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Leave menu completely. Any changes will be saved.
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Find
On a mini-keypad, Find is accessed by pressing SEL to enter the root menu, then
using up and down to select the required row, followed by SEL
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Press Find key again to switch between different find options.
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A search will take place each time you change a digit and the image will be
displayed
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There are a number of event logs which store potentially large numbers of events. As you
scroll though these logs, the corresponding image is recalled and displayed on the screen.
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This log records alarm and activity events. It also logs Tag events which are manually
generated events.
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This log record system events such as Ethernet access, log-ins and other normal system
activities.
Critical
This log record critical alerts which are error events. An example is a hard drive failure.
Events that have not been acknowledged are shown in red.
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Select the row using up, down, left and right
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Press SEL to cancel event
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If critical alert condition persists, another alert will be raised
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If there are a lot of critical alerts, they can all be cleared at once in the Alarms
menu
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Burn
On a mini-keypad, Burn is accessed by pressing SEL to enter the root menu, then
using up and down to select the burn required row, followed by SEL. Press ESC to
return to menu.
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Press BURN to switch between the incident edit and incident list
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This is an example of the edit incident screen.
Use up and down to select rows
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Press SEL to start editing a row
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Use up, down, left, right or numbers to edit a row. Press DEFAULT to use current
play location in Start and End or to set a default incident in Duration of 4 minutes
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Press SEL to finish edit mode
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To burn and incident
Insert DVD,cd or USB memory stick.
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If media is incorrect, move cursor to USB/CD row, press SEL, press up or down to
select media, press SEL to finish edit
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If media is to be erased prior to backup (no applicable with CD-R), move cursor to
Erase row, press SEL, press up or down to select erase, press SEL to finish edit
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Move cursor ro Proceed row
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Press SEL to enter edit mode
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Press up to select Yes
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Press SEL to start burn (backup) process
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Incident List
The incident list allows you to set up to 10 separate incidents (sections of video) which then
be backup up onto a CD or USB memory stick. If you do not want all the incidents, or the
total size is too large, you can selectively select or deselect incidents using the SEL key.
Only thos incidents that have a Y in the Sel column will be backed up to DVD/CD/USB.
This is an example of the incident list screen.
Use up and down to select an incident
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Press SEL to toggle whether an incident is selected for burn
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Press Burn to switch back to the edit incident screen, or press ESC to return to
menu (when using a mini-keypad) so you can re-enter the edit incident screen.
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Note that if you only ever burn individual incidents, you do not need to use the incident list
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Menus
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On a mini-keypad, Menus is access by pressing SEL to enter the root menu, then
using up and down to select the required row, followed by SEL
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On a standard keypad, Menus may be accessed directly by pressing the MENU key
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Date/Time
System date/time
Press SEL to start editing the date and time.
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models depending on which features are available in that model and what level of firmware
is installed.
Enter the current date and time using the number keys.
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The normal format is DD/MM/YY HH:MM:SS.
Press SEL when you have finished editing the date and time, or press ESC to cancel.
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It is essential for the correct operation of this DVR that the correct date and time is set in its
internal clock. All recorded images are date and time stamped so this information forms part
of the recorded evidence.
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Battery backup ensures that the clock continues working even when power is removed for
short periods of time
Date format
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Thel clock automatically moves forwards an hour during March and back an hour in October
for daylight saving. No adjustment by the user is required when the clocks change. The
times and dates suit most European countries.
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Alternative date formats may be selected if required for display on the live and replay
screens:
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DD/MM/YY
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MM-DD-YY
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6.2
Record
1.1.9
Record settings
This screen allows you to set all the video record parameters.
To change a setting:
Use up and down to move the pointer to the required row,
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Press SEL to enter edit mode (value goes red). The setting can then be changed
using up and down or number keys.
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Press SEL again to save the setting and get back the pointer. Alternatively, press
ESC if you want to escape from edit mode without changing the setting.
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Alarm rate per camera
Cameras fitted
Actual rate per camera
Average image size
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An example of the record screen is shown here:
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The record mode may be set to these options:
• Auto
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• Custom
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The record image rate is calculated automatically such that the
video is retained for the number of days specified in the Auto
retention setting before being overwritten. The actual rate per
camera is shown so you can see what is being achieved. The rate
also depends on the hard disc capacity, the format and the quality
setting.
• Alarm
1.1.1.4
If this mode, the record image rate is determined by the Custom
rate per camera setting.
In this mode, the DVR only records when there is an alarm. When
there is an alarm, it record at the rate specified by the Alarm rate
per camera setting
Format
The record format may be set as:
• CIF
This is the lowest resolution, but offers maximum record rate of 25
pictures per second per camera. The record rate is fixed in this
mode at the maximum
• 2CIF
This is an intermediate resolution and a good choice for most
situations. The maximum record rate is half that available in CIF
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mode.
• 4CIF
1.1.1.5
This is the highest resolution (also known as D1) and provides the
maximum detail in the recorded images. Because it depends on two
interlaced fields, there can be interlacing artefacts displayed on
replay, particularly with fast moving subjects. The maximum record
rate is a quarter of that available in CIF mode.
Quality
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As well as the resolution that is specified by the format, the degree of compression may be
set in the quality setting. This affects the level of detail recorded. The higher the quality, the
larger the image sizes and the slower the record rate for a given number of days image
retention.
Auto Retention
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If Auto mode this option specifies the number of days that the DVR will be able to retain
video for before overwriting. Bear in mind that this is approximate, as the size of the
compressed video images depends on what the cameras are looking at. The software
continuously calculates the rate on the basis or hard disc capacity, image size, number of
cameras and requested number of days image retention.
Custom Rate per camera
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require. The rate is set separately or each group of four cameras. Note that it is not possible
to set the rate of individual cameras.
The Actual rate per camera is shown and this may be lower than the requested (if the
specified rate is impossible). The estimated Retention is also shown so you can see if you
have specified a rate that results in a suitable number of days data retention.
Alarm rate per camera
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The Alarm rate per camera is the rate at which the DVR attempts to record when an alarm
condition occurs. If a rate is specified that is not possible, the DVR will record as fast as it
can.
Display
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Specify here whether you want to record audio or not. There will be a small benefit in disc
capacity if you do not require audio and turn this option off.
1.1.11
Titles
Titles allow meaningful descriptions to be entered identify the DVR and the cameras.
1.1.1.9
Server
This text string describes the DVR or its location. This is useful when remotely accessing
the DVR via Ethernet as it confirms the identity of the DVR.
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Use the left and right keys to move the cursor, and the up and down keys to select
the character.
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Use DEFAULT to erase the title completely or set back to Videoswitch
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When editing a title on a standard keypad, you can use the Inc and Dec keys to
insert and delete characters
1.1.1.10
Camera Titles
The Plus and Minus keys on a standard keypad allow you to select predefined
titles when editing a camera title.
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Use the left and right keys to move the cursor
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Use the up and down keys to select the character.
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Use DEFAULT to erase the title completely or set back to Camera 1, Camera 2 etc.
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When editing a title on a standard keypad, you can use the Inc and Dec keys to
insert and delete characters
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You can choose how the cameras are identified on the main monitor in the various screen
formats. This can be useful to avoid cluttering the screen too much.
Full
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Select whether you wish to identify the full screen camera by its number, by its title or not at
all. Note that the camera number of the currently selected monitor is always displayed in the
bottom right of the screen.
Quad
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Select whether you wish to identify the QUAD cameras by number, by title or not at all.
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Select whether you wish to identify the 9-way multi-screen cameras by number, by title or
not at all.
x16
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Select whether you wish to identify the 16-way multi-screen cameras by number, by title or
not at all.
1.1.1.12
Auto sequence (main monitor)
The cameras displayed on the main monitor may be sequenced automatically
1.1.1.1.5
Sequence Mode
Select whether you want random sequencing or normal sequencing.
1.1.1.1.6
Camera List
Specify her which cameras you want to be included in the sequence.
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Use the up and down keys to select (block) or deselect (dash) cameras
1.1.1.1.7
Dwell times
A separate auto-sequencing dwell time may be specified for each camera in this part of the
menu.
1.1.1.1.8
Dwell times (all)
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An auto-sequencing dwell time may be specified for all cameras. This overrides the above
individual dwell time setting
Auto sequence (spot monitor)
1.1.1.1.9
Spot1
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Sequence Mode
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The cameras displayed on the spot monitor(s) may be sequenced automatically
Select whether you want random sequencing or normal sequencing.
1.1.1.1.11
Camera List
Specify her which cameras you want to be included in the sequence.
Use the left and right keys to move the cursor
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Use the up and down keys to select (block) or deselect (dash) cameras
1.1.1.1.12
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A separate auto-sequencing dwell time may be specified for each camera in this part of the
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An auto-sequencing dwell time may be specified for all cameras. This overrides the above
individual dwell time setting .
Spot monitor options
1.1.1.1.14
Spot1
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The spot monitor may be setup to automatically change camera or to change to autosequencing at different times of day.
6.3.1.1.1.1 Weekday spot daytime
Set the blocks on to indicate daytime hours during weekdays.
6.3.1.1.1.2 Weekend spot daytime
Set the blocks on to indicate daytime hours during weekends.
6.3.1.1.1.3 Day spot camera
This is the camera number that the spot monitor will display when the Spot Daytime starts,
or if the unit powers up in the daytime.
6.3.1.1.1.4 Day sequence spot
This option specifies whether the spot monitor will auto-sequence when the Spot Daytime
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starts, or if the unit powers up in the daytime.
6.3.1.1.1.5 Night spot camera
This is the camera number that the spot monitor will display when the Spot Daytime ends, or
if the unit powers up in the night-time.
6.3.1.1.1.6 Night sequence spot
1.1.1.15
Power-up options
1.1.1.1.15
Main monitor format
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This option specifies whether the spot monitor will auto-sequence when the Spot Daytime
ends, or if the unit powers up in the night-time.
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Following power-up the main monitor screen format can be set to Full, Quad, x9 multiscreen or x16 multi-screen.
Sequence main
Following power-up the main monitor may be set to auto-sequence.
6.3.1.1.1.8
Main camera
Alarms
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Specify the full screen camera that will be displayed on power-up.
Alarm inputs
Alarm polarities
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The following menu items deal with the alarm contact inputs.
Alarm contacts may be set as normally open or normally closed.
Camera mapping
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Note that if you select normally closed and nothing is connected to the alarm input, the
system will register an alarm.
Normally Alarm1 maps to Camera 1, Alarm 2 maps to Camera2 etc.
The M-series DVRs support alarm mapping whereby each alarm input may be assigned to
any camera. Some cameras may therefore have multiple alarm inputs associated with them.
1.1.1.18
Alarm timers
The alarms may be programmed to be operative only during particular hours of the day.
These hours may be different for weekdays and weekends.
1.1.1.19
Weekday alarm times
Specify during which hours of each weekday the alarm inputs are active
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Specify during which hours of the weekend the alarm inputs are active
1.1.1.21
Enable alarms all day
This menu option allows some or all cameras to have their alarms enabled all day,
irrespective of the Weekday and Weekend alarm time settings.
Activity
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Activity (movement) detection may be set for all cameras. The following parameters should
be set:
Use DEFAULT to turn all zones on or off. Use the up, down, left
and right keys to move the cursor around turning zones on of off.
Press SEL to toggle whether sones rae being turned on or off.
• Level
Press zero to bring control to this setting and enter a number 1-9 to
specify the sensitivity (9 is most sensitive)
• Spatial
Press zero to bring control to this setting and enter a number 1-9 to
specify the spatial sensitivity Spatial sensitivity determines how
large an object has to be to be detected. A setting of 9 will be most
sensitive and will detect small objects.
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• Zone
Activity detection may be programmed to be operative only during particular hours of the
day. These hours may be different for weekdays and weekends.
Weekday activity times
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Specify during which hours of each weekday activity detection is active
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Weekend activity times
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Specify during which hours of the weekend the alarm activity detection is active
Enable activity all day
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This menu option allows some or all cameras to have their activity detection enabled all day,
irrespective of the Weekday and Weekend alarm time settings.
1.1.14
Critical alerts
1.1.1.1.16
Videloss
Specify here which cameras should be present. If any lose video, a critical alert will be
raised. Press DEFAULT to automatically set this to match the currently installed cameras.
1.1.1.1.17
Record stopped
Specify whether you want a critical alert to occur if record stops due to a disc or other fault.
1.1.1.1.18
Hard drives
Specify here which hard drives should be present. If a hard drive selected on this list fails, a
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critical alert will be generated.
1.1.15
Clear critical alerts
Critical alerts may be individually cleared (acknowledged) in the Critical alert event log. All
critical alert can be clear her at once.
Erase event list
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Pull-up and restore
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The event logs can be erased here. Use with care as the events cannot be retrieved once
erased.
This part of the menu deals with the pull-up of a camera on a monitor under alarm
conditions.
1.1.1.1.19
Pull-up monitor
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Specify here on which monitor an alarm camera should be displayed.
Pull-up hold time
When an alarm condition occurs the associated camera is displayed for this hold time, even
if other cameras also have alarms meanwhile.
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If other cameras have alarms these will then be displayed in turn, each one being shown for
the specified hold time.
Pull-up sequence time
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When multiple alarmed cameras exist, once the hold time has elapsed for each, they will
start sequencing with a programmable sequence time.
Relay hold time
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Whenever an alarm or activity event occurs, the alarm relay activates. When all alarm
conditions have cleared, the relay will stay activated until the relay hold time has expired.
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When the record rate is modified by alarms, this condition will also apply until the alarm
relay deactivates.
1.1.1.1.23
Restore camera
Following the pull-up of one or more alarmed cameras, this setting determines whether the
original pre-alarm camera is restored, or whether the last alarmed camera is left on the
monitor.
1.1.18
Relay activation
1.1.1.26
Use relay1 for alarm
Relay 1 is normal is used to indicate that an alarm or activity state exists. Set this to False if
you want to use the relay for another purpose, for example remote control of lights etc.
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Use relay2 for critical alert
Relay 2 is normal is used to indicate that a critical alert has occurred. Set this to False if you
want to use the relay for another purpose, for example remote control of lights etc.
6.5
Network
Local area network - connect to the Ethernet port.
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Broadband - connect a router to the Ethernet port.
IP address
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Images from this DVR can be remotely viewed and menus accessed via:
If you wish to use the Ethernet port for local or Ethernet access, you need to give the DVR
an IP address.
If the DVR is on a network with other computer equipment, a compatible number should be
chosen. You may need to consult whoever is responsible for the network who can assign
you a number.
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satisfactory. The router will also need setting. See our web site for details:
www.videoswitch.co.uk
Ports
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Command
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Video
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The DVR has a port dedicated for control. The default is 9221 (press DEFAULT). The ViViewer software that is used to view images remotely must specify this port in its setup. If a
router is used it must also be set up to suit. See our web site for details:
www.videoswitch.co.uk
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The DVR has a port dedicated for video. The default is 9222 (press DEFAULT). The ViViewer software that is used to view images remotely must specify this port in its setup . If a
router is used it must also be set up to suit. See our web site for details:
www.videoswitch.co.uk
1.1.21
Sub-net mask
Enter required subnet mask. Press DEFAULT for the default setting.
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Enter required gateway. Press DEFAULT for the default setting.
1.1.23
MTU
The MTU may be set if necessary for compatibility with attached routers or computers.
Normally this option is set to zero which indicates automatic mode (press DEFAULT).
Language
Specify the langue you require for the menus.
1.1.25
Unit number
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If you wish to address multiple units from a single keyboard, make sure each DVR has a
different unit number. If multiple DVRS are cascaded, there must have unit number 1,2,3
etc.
Display
1.1.1.30
VGA resolution
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If a VGA monitor is connected, set its native resolution here.
VGA gamma
VGA motion
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Adjust this setting to get the best image
Adjust this setting to get the best image
Menu translucency
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1.1.1.33
Menu may have either translucent or solid backgrounds. Set as preferred.
1.1.1.34
Boundary colour
The boundary or full screen and multi-0screen images may be set to off, black, dark grey,
light grey or white. Set as required.
1.1.27
Camera inputs
1.1.1.35
Termination
Specify here whether camera inputs should be terminated with 75ohms. Normally
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termination should be on.
1.1.28
Passwords
1.1.1.36
Logged off user
1.1.1.1.24
Access rights
Named users
1.1.1.1.25
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Specify the access rights that are to be given when a user is not logged in.
6.6.1.1.1.1 Name
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6.6.1.1.1.2 Password
Specify the password (6 numbers)
6.6.1.1.1.3 Access rights
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Specify the access rights that are to be given when a user is not logged in with this
password.
6.6.1.1.1.4 Login timeout
Coverts
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Specify the timeout period for this password. If no keypresses occur during this period, the
user will be automatically logged out.
Covert cameras (Main)
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Covert cameras are cameras that are recorded but not normally displayed. If any cameras
are set to covert, they may only be viewed if a user is logged on with sufficient rights. He
also has to enable coverts in the Function menu.
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Specify here which cameras are to be covert (hidden) on the main monitor.
1.1.1.39
Covert cameras (Spot1)
Specify here which cameras are to be covert (hidden) on spot 1 monitor.
1.1.30
Restore factory defaults
Restore all menu settings to the factory defaults.
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Restart the system
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Restart the system. This is equivalent to power-cycling the DVR and may occasionally be
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Help
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On a mini-keypad, Help is access by pressing SEL to enter the root menu, then
using up and down to select the required row, followed by SEL
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On a standard keypad, Help may be accessed directly by pressing the HELP key
Status/Config
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Press left or right to see other help screens.
Config
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Vi-M316 (16 cameras)
CM- C-- CM- C-- --992 Gbytes
00298350
1818
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Unit number
IP address
MAC address
Ethernet
None
192.168.16.67
00:00:49:09:1A:DC
100 Mb/s HDX
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Capacity
Serial number
Firmware ID
Logic ID
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This is an example of the status screen which shows the status of video, alarms, activity
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Press left or right to see other help screens.
Status
Video
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Alarms
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---------------Relay timer ---------------Relays
-Load
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Temperature 49C
MMC status OK
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1.1.34
Drives
This is an example of the drives screen which shows a summary of all the fitted drives.
Press left or right to see other help screens.
Drives
SMART OK
SMART OK
Recording
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496 GBytes
No media
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HD2
DVD1
This is an example of the Drive 1 screen which shows details of this particular drive. Similar
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Drive 1
HD1
496 GBytes
WDC WD5000AVVS-63H0B1
WD-WCAUH00431
SMART OK
Recording
05/05/09 12:19:00
10/05/09 17:49:00
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Record
This is an example of the record status screen which shows details of the current record
parameters.
Press left or right to see other help screens.
Auto
48/100 pps (2CIF)
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3.0 pps
3.0 pps
Image retention
76.0 days
Earliest
05/05/09 12:19:00
Latest
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Current record mode
Record rate
Cameras
Average image size
Rate per camera (1-8)
Rate per camera (9-16)
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Function
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On a mini-keypad, Function is access by pressing SEL to enter the root menu,
then using up and down to select the required row, followed by SEL
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Functions are used to alter temporary settings such as auto-sequencing or relay status.
Press up, down, left and right to select a function (or type in a number)
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Press SEL to toggle the state or action the function
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Password
On a mini-keypad, Password is access by pressing SEL to enter the root menu,
then using up and down to select the required row, followed by SEL
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key
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Type in a password,, comprising up to 6 numbers
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Press SEL
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If the password matches one of those set in the menu, a message will report that
you are logged in. Press SEL with no password (or zero) to log out
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10 Connections
Ethernet connection to Broadband
10.2
Ethernet connection to a PC
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Audio
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Connect a microphone via a microphone amplifier to the LINE input.
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The LINE output is used to drive either a speaker with a built-in amplifier or a
separate amplifier and speaker.
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Multi Unit Cascading
Up to 16 M-series DVRs can be cascaded to cater for up to 256 cameras. Built-in matrix
switching allows eny DVR to display on any monitor. Cameras are selected by entering 1 to
256 on the Vi-K1, Vi-K2 or Vi-K3 keyboard.
Note: check with Videoswitch technical support that you have a firmware version that
supports this feature.
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This diagram shows how three units may be cascaded. Further units may be added in the
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11 Technical Data
11.1
Accessories Included
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Mains Cable
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External PSU (in case of Vi-M1)
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Vi-X16 Alarm Break-out module (Vi-M3, Vi-M4)
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Vi-X17 Relay/Dome Break-out Module (Vi-M1, Vi-M2)
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Hard Drive Keys (x2)
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Manual
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CAT5 Ethernet Cable
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Hard drives are sensitive mechanical devices that may be damaged by shock or vibration.
Always protect them from shock and vibration when transporting and do not move them
within 30 seconds of being powered up.
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seconds for the drive to stop spinning before moving the DVR or removing the hard
drive. Moving a drive that is still spinning can damage it.
Remove power from the DVR
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Unlock the cover of the DVR using the key supplied with the DVR. Insert the key,
and turn it anti-clockwise to unlock the cover
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Slide the cover back about 6mm millimetres to disengage the tabs at the rear and
the front
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Lift of the whole cover so the inside of the DVR is exposed
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Unscrew the thumb screws on the hard drive taking care not to damage any of the
parts within the DVR
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Remove the hard drive
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Replace the hard drive and tighten the two thumb screws to secure it
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Replace the cover approximately 6mm back from its fully closed position
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Turn the key clockwise to lock the cover, pushing it forwards at the same time
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R-apply power to the DVR and wait for it to re-boot
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Press SEL to confirm and wait approximately 15 minutes before the DVR is able to
start recording. It may up to 1hour per Tbyte to completely format the drives. See
Drive1 information screen to monitor progress.
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Changing a hard drive - Vi-M2/Vi-M3/Vi-M4
Remove power from the DVR
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The hard drive bay requires a special key to unlock it. This is supplied with the Mseries DVR. Insert the key, and turn it clockwise to unlock the drive.
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Hinge open the door to the drive bay and remove it completely, taking care not to
damage the fans or other parts
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Locate the drive you wish to remove: Hard drive 1 is the upper one and Hard drive 2
is the lower one
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Pull the metal tab on the metal plate under the hard drive to be removed and slide
out the drive. Take care the drive does not fall out as it is only retained by a hinged
bracket
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Open the hinged bracket so that the hard drive can be removed
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Put the new drive onto the plate and close the hinged bracket so that the drive is
located by all four tabs
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Slide the plate back into the bay, taking care that it lines up correctly with the correct
slot. Note that the bay is tapered, so it starts a loose fit and gets snug as it is
pushed fully home.
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Change the other drive if required in the same way
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Locate the tabs on the bay door into the corresponding holes on the right side of the
drive bay.
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Hinge the door closed, making sure the key is in the unlocked position and that the
connector engages with its mating half.
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Turn the key anti-clockwise to lock the door
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R-apply power to the DVR and wait for it to re-boot
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If the drive has not been pre-formatted, you will be asked if you want to format it.
Press SEL to confirm and wait approximately 15 minutes before the DVR is able to
start recording. It may up to 1hour per Tbyte to completely format the drives. See
Drive1 and Drive 2 information screen to monitor progress.
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Connector Pin-Outs
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Alarms, Domes, Relays
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Alarm Input 1
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Alarm Input 2
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Alarm Input 3
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Alarm Input 4
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Alarm Input 5
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Alarm Input 6
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Alarm Input 7
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Alarm Input 7
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Alarm Input 8
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Alarm Input 10
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Alarm Input 11
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Alarm Input 12
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Alarm Input 13
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Alarm Input 14
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Alarm Input 15
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Alarm Input 16
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Dome 1 output: RS485 + (A)
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Dome 1 output: RS485 – (B)
Dome 2 output: RS485 + (A)
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Dome 2 output: RS485 – (B)
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Relay 2 output, normally open
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Relay 1 output, normally open
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Alarm Common (GND)
Note: The Vi-X16 or Vi-X17 breakout adaptors supplied with the Vi-M1, Vi-M2, Vi-M3 and
Vi-M4 provide a convenient means of making connection to the alarm, dome and relay
signals via screw terminals.
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Main Keyboard Port
Physical:
RJ45 (lower connector)
Electrical:
RS485
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RS485 Input+ (A)
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RS485 Input- (B)
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RS485 Output+ (A)
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+9V output for Keyboard
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GND
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RS485 Output- (B)
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Spot Keyboard/Cascade Port
Physical:
RJ45 (upper connector)
Electrical:
RS485
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RS485 Input+ (A)
RS485 Input- (B)
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RS485 Output+ (A)
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A standard CAT5 patch cable may be used to connect the M-series DVR to the optional ViK1, Vi-K2 or Vi-K3 keyboard.
This port may be configured as a cascade port for linking to the Main keyboard port of
another DVR. In this case a CAT5 cross-over cable is used.
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Specifications
1.1.42
Storage
SATA interface. 250 Gbytes to 2 Tbytes (and more as larger
drives are developed)
Number of hard drives
Vi-M1: 1 hard drive, Vi-M2, Vi-M3, Vi-M4: 2 hard drives
CD/DVD writer
Backup to DVD or CD. Play without installing viewer. CD
may also be used to upgrade firmware.
USB
Backup to USB memory stick. Play without installing viewer.
Digital recording/Replay
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4, 8, 12 or 16, with programmable titles (16 characters)
Image Retention
1 to 999 days, image rate calculated automatically (custom
mode allows rate to be specified)
Colour/Monochrome
Auto sense
Gain, Brightness, Colour
Auto
Record Resolution
CIF:
352 x 288 pixels x 16.8 million colours
2CIF:
704 x 288 pixels x 16.8 million colours
4CIF:
704 x 576 pixels x 16.8 million colours
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6k to 40k bytes, dynamically variable, typically 8K for CIF
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Compression method
MPEG4
Embedded processor, Linux, proprietary Videoswitch
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Record, Live, Play, Remote and backup
Image authentication
Each image is tagged with time, date, image number and
other information and is protected with a digital security
signature for authentication.
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Simultaneous processing
0.5 to 1V pk-pk, 75 Ohms (switch able via menu),
composite PAL (BNC), all inputs have loop-through BNCs
On Vi-M3 and Vi-M4
Maximum record rate
100 CIF pictures per second (Vi-M1)
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200 CIF pictures per second (Vi-M2 and Vi-M3)
400 CIF pictures per second (Vi-M4)
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Display
Main monitor output
(a) Composite (BNC), 1V pk-pk composite PAL
(b) VGA monitor output
Spot monitor outputs
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Main monitor display modes
Full screen, quad, 9-way and 16-way split (16 camera
models only)
Auto Sequencing
1-99 seconds, full and quad, main and spot monitors
Covert (hidden)
any cameras may be hidden from view on the monitors
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Control and Interface
35 single function keys (Vi-M2, Vi-M3 and Vi-M4)
Mini Keypad
14 single and 2 dual function keys (Vi-M1)
Remote keyboard Inputs
RJ45, RS485, 9600-baud (1 start, 8 data, 1 stop) data, with
built-in balun for twisted pair video connection to remote
keyboards with attached monitors.
Spot monitors
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12 camera models – 2 spot monitors
16 camera models – 3 spot monitors
4 passwords with fully programmable rights. Also
programmable rights when not logged on.
Search modes
Date/time search, sweep, alarm, system and cricical event
log
Timers
Alarm and activity (by hour for weekdays and weekend)
Audio
Dual channel audio, 8kHz bandwidth
Line input/output
3.5mm stereo jack connectors, -30dB level, 47k Ohms
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Audio sensitivity control
30db range, via menu
16 inputs, suit normally open or normally closed volt-free
contacts, inputs mapped
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Relays
16 x 12 zones, programmable sensitivity
2 relays
24Vdc, 200mA max normally open or closed
Alarm/activity response
Pull-up full screen display, maximum record rate
Events logs
Alarms, System, Critical
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Relay Contact Rating:
Watchdog timer
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Up to 10 incidents may be saved onto one DVD, CD or USB
memory stick
In the event of any unexpected condition, the system will
automatically restart
Dome Control
Interfaces
RS485 (x2), Up-the-Coax (x16)
Telemetry (coax)
BBV
Telemetry (twisted pair)
RS485, RS232 and 20mA. Protocols include Videoswitch
VXP-4, JVC, VCL, BBV, Dennard, Sanyo, Samsung,
Forward Vision, Mercer, Molynx/Bewator, Merit-LiLin,
Borsatec, Pelco-D
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Remote Viewing
100baseT, TCP/IP, suitable for connection to broadband
router or LAN. Software supplied.
Ethernet bandwidth
Depends on record rate, image size, number of images
being viewed and number of connections. Typically in the
range 2Mbits/sec to 10Mbits/sec.
Remote viewing software
Vi-Viewer or Vi-ViewerPro may be used on a PC running
Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista
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Power, Physical & Environmental
Mains Power input
90-135 Vac 2 Amps or 180-265 Vac 1 Amp, 47-63Hz
Temperature
5 to 35deg C (operating), -10 to 40deg C (storage)
Humidity
5 to 95% non-condensing
Vi-M1
180mm x 65mm x 330mm (WxHxD), 3kg
Dimensions/Weight (Boxed)
275mm x 380mm x 475mm (WxHxD), 5kg
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165mm x 200mm x 330mm (WxHxD), 6kg
Dimensions/Weight (Boxed)
275mm x 380mm x 475mm (WxHxD), 8kg
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Vi-M3, Vi-M4
355mm x 100mm x 390mm (WxHxD), 7kg
Dimensions/Weight (Boxed)
480mm x 295mm x 580mm (WxHxD), 9kg
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Remote viewing Software
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Internet: www.videoswitch.co.uk.
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incidents are written.
Firmware upgrades will be made available on CD and the
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If you have fewer than the maximum possible camera inputs
for the model, an upgrade modules may be purchased to
enable the other inputs.
Hard drives are available to increase the drive capacity or
for replacement in case of drive failure.
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CE Marking
This product is CE marked. It has been fully tested and complies with 89/336/EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility and 73/23/EEC Low Voltage directives, and with EN
60950:2000 safety standards.
Warning: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause
radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
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The M-series DVR Digital Recorder has ventilation holes in the base, front and rear. Using
internal fans, the unit creates a continuous flow of air through the unit to control the
temperature of the disc drives and other internal components.
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system may be affected.
Safety
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Serial Number of M-series DVR
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12 Warranty Fax-Back
Please fill-in and fax or post this form (or a copy) back to Videoswitch. This will enable us
you to inform you of free upgrades when they become available.
Serial Number of M-series DVR
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(This is on the label under DVR and
also in the config help screen)
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Fax to:
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Date Purchased
01252-851296
Or Send to:
Videoswitch, Ocean House, Redfields Industrial Park, Redfields Lane
Church Crookham, Fleet, Hants GU52 0RD
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