Network
Video Recorder
VK-64/VK-16/
VK-Lite
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Setup Guide
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing Network Video Recorder VK-64 v2.0/VK-16 v2.0 (hereafter
referred to as “VK-64/VK-16”), or VK-Lite v2.0 (hereafter referred to as “VK-Lite”).
VK-64/VK-16 and VK-Lite are software for recording and monitoring video via a network,
and includes storage server software and viewer software.
Read this guide thoroughly before using the software to build a network camera recording
and monitoring system. Keep this guide in a safe location for future reference.
To Customers
(1) All rights reserved.
(2) The contents of this guide are subject to change without any notice.
(3) All possible measures have been taken to ensure that the contents of this guide are accurate. If
you find any errors, please contact us.
(4) Irrespective of the above items (2) and (3), Canon bears no responsibility for any loss or damage
resulting from operation.
To Customers (Disclaimer)
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Software defect may cause an error in recording and damage or loss of recorded data.
Canon bears no responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from operation.
Support Information
For updated product software (patch installer), user’s manuals, operating environment, and other support
information, please refer to Canon Web site.
Copyright
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Please note that the copyright laws prohibit any use of recorded videos and still images for any purpose
other than personal requirements, without permission from the copyright holder.
Trademark Notice
● Canon and the Canon logo are registered trademarks of Canon Inc.
● Microsoft Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
● Windows is legally recognized as Microsoft Windows Operating System.
● All other company names or product names used in this guide are trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective holders.
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Introduction
MPEG-4
NOTICE ABOUT THE MPEG-4 VISUAL STANDARD: THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE
MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL
USE OF A CONSUMER TO (i) ENCODING VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MPEG-4 VISUAL
STANDARD (“MPEG-4 VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii) DECODING MPEG-4 VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A
CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY. NO LICENSE IS
GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING
THAT RELATING TO PROMOTIONAL, INTERNAL AND COMMERCIAL USES AND ADDITIONAL
LICENSING MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, LLC. SEE HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM.
“This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding
MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a
personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to
provide MPEG-4 compliant video. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.”
Third Party’s Software
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This product contains third party’s software modules. For the license conditions, please refer to the
LICENSE folder on the supplied CD-ROM.
Software
License
Apache
Apache Software License, Version 2.0
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FastCGI
Open Market License
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MIT License
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License Agreement
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Contents
Introduction
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
System Operation Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Specification Comparison of VK-64/VK-16 and VK-Lite . . . . . . .8
System Configuration Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Before Starting Operation <Important> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Chapter 1
VK-64/VK-16 Installation
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Setup Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Chapter 2
VK-Lite Installation
VK-Lite System Installation Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Step 1: Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Step 2: Camera Server Installation and Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Step 3: Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Step 4: Storage Server Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Step 5: Camera Server Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Step 6: Recording Schedule Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Step 7: Viewer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Step 8: Management and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
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About This Guide
This guide is intended for the following users.
• System administrators who install and manage VK-64/VK-16
• System administrators who install and manage VK-Lite
This guide first explains what you should know before operating a network camera
monitoring system, and differences between VK-64/VK-16 and VK-Lite.
“VK-64/VK-16 Installation” describes the process from preparation for installation to system
administration, and also provides references to each step’s detailed explanations in the
Administrator's Manual.
“VK-Lite Installation” describes the basic steps for preparation for installation and operation.
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First, read this guide up to “Specification Comparison of VK-64/VK-16 and VK-Lite”.
And then, read “VK-64/VK-16 Installation” or “VK-Lite Installation” depending on the
software you use.
Icons used in this guide
The following icons are used in this guide to indicate descriptions that you should read in particular.
Note
Contains notes and operational limitations. Read these notes carefully.
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Contains supplementary explanations and reference information for the operation.
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Reference
Note
Shows the relevant page in other manuals that explains more details. Read these as
necessary.
It is recommended to read ”VK-Lite Installation” even when installing VK-64/VK-16, as an
example of simple configuration with 4 camera servers.
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System Operation Overview
Overview of VK-64/VK-16
Network Video Recorder
Network Video Recorder is software for viewing video, recording video and audio, and
playing video from multiple network cameras (hereafter referred to as camera servers).
VK-64/VK-16 and VK-Lite enable viewing and recording of JPEG and MPEG-4 video, two-way
audio communication, and audio recording.
Network Video Recorder Configuration
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The Network Video Recorder consists of storage server software and viewer software.
You can record videos from multiple camera servers and can log event information of
motion detection and external device input, using the storage server software. Also you can
view live videos from multiple camera servers, and play recorded videos saved on storage
servers, using the viewer software.
Product Type
Product Name
Storage Server
Viewer
Network Video Recorder VK-64 v2.0
1 license
1 license
Network Video Recorder VK-16 v2.0
1 license
1 license
Network Video Recorder VK-64 v2.0 Viewer
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1 license
Network Video Recorder VK-64 v2.0 5 Viewers
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5 licenses
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Network Video Recorder VK-64
Up to 64 camera servers can be registered to Network Video Recorder VK-64 (hereafter
referred to as VK-64).
Network Video Recorder VK-16
Network Video Recorder VK-16 (hereafter referred to as VK-16) has the same core
functionalities as VK-64, but the maximum of number of camera servers, which can be
registered to, is 16.
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Storage Server
VK-64
Up to 64 camera servers can be registered.
VK-16
Up to 16 camera servers can be registered.
All other functions are the same as VK-64.
Viewer
Same
System Operation Overview
VK-64 Viewer (Viewer Only)
You need to purchase the required number of viewer licenses to use additional viewers.
Also, VK-64 Viewer is suitable for a monitoring system, in which you need just monitoring,
not recording. You can view live videos from and control up to 64 camera severs. (Some
functions are not available, such as recording and playing video, displaying event logs of
motion detection and external device input, and still frames.)
Upgrade from Older Versions
To upgrade from an older version (v1.1, v1.2, v1.3, or v1.4) to v2.0, download the free patch
installer from our website. License keys used for the older versions can also be used for
v2.0.
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Network Video Recorder VK-Lite
Network Video Recorder VK-Lite supplied with VB-C60 is a simplified version software of
VK-64/VK-16. VK-Lite allows displaying video, recording video and audio, and playing
audio, of up to 4 camera servers.
A VK-Lite Viewer license is given per camera server. When using multiple camera servers,
you need to buy additional licenses (“VK-Lite Additional Viewer License”) for each camera.
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Specification Comparison of
VK-64/VK-16 and VK-Lite
VK-Lite is Network Video Recorder which is supplied with VB-C60. Although VK-Lite
basically provides the same functionalities as VK-64/VK-16, there are some functional
limitations as follows, since VK-Lite is a simplified version of VK-64/VK-16.
Type
Main functional
limitations
Max. number of camera
servers
Camera
Available camera
server
servers
connection
Automatic camera
server search
Recording format
Max. recording frame rate
Video recording mode
Max. file size setting
Storage
Server
Max. retained history of
recorded video
Audio recording /
playback
Recording to NAS servers
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Other functional
limitations
Viewer
Live video format
Max. displaying frame rate
Max. number of video
windows on the viewer
Two-way audio
Registration of multiple
storage servers*2
Layout Sequences*3
Other functional
limitations
VK-64/VK-16 v2.0
VK-Lite v2.0
64 / 16
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VB-C60, VB-C300
VB-C50 series,
VB-C10/R, VB-150
VB-C60, VB-C300
VB-C50 series
✓
✓
JPEG, MPEG-4
30 fps*1
JPEG only
5 fps
Normal Schedule recording
(Continuous recording,
Sensor event recording,
Motion detection recording)
Special Day Schedule recording
Manual recording
Normal Schedule recording
(Continuous recording)
Manual recording
Available
32~1024MB, 1~24 hours
Fixed
1GB/day (1024MB)
999 weeks*1
12 weeks (90 days)
✓
✓
✓
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JPEG, MPEG-4
30 fps*1
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Following functions are
unavailable.
• Sending mail when an
event occurs
• Customizing priorities of
events
• Connection via an HTTP
proxy
JPEG, MPEG-4
30 fps*1
Unlimited*1
8 or less is recommended.
✓
✓
✓
✓
–
–
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Following function is
unavailable.
• Connection via HTTP proxy
*1 Operational limits apply depending on the number of camera servers, the PC performance and hard disk
capacity, and the amount of network traffic.
*2 In case of using VK-64/VK-16 with multiple storage servers, you can unify management of camera servers
registered to each storage server and the recorded data, if you set one master storage server. When connecting
to each storage server using VK-Lite viewer, you need to switch connection one by one.
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* Layout Sequences is a function to switch displayed viewer windows at set intervals.
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System Configuration
Examples
A combination of storage servers and viewers enables various types of system
configurations, such as a simple system with one PC and one camera server, or a
system using multiple PCs and camera servers.
Viewing and Recording on a Single PC
You can configure a system with one PC as both a storage server and a viewer.
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Storage Server
Records video
Viewer
Displays live video and recorded video
Recording with One Storage Server and Viewing on One Viewer
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You can configure a system with one PC as a storage server and another PC as
a viewer.
This configuration is recommended for a system with multiple camera servers.
Storage Server
Network
Records video
Viewer
Displays live video and recorded video
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System Configuration Examples
Using Multiple Storage Servers and Multiple Viewers
Up to 10 storage servers can be used on a single network. When multiple camera
servers are used in a system, you can use one of them as a master storage server,
and use the others as slave storage servers. Master storage servers are storage
servers, which viewers first connect to, and are used to store information of camera
servers registered to each storage server and to store event logs. Although there
is no limit on the number of viewers to be connected, up to 10 clients can connect
to a single server. In all, up to 192 camera servers can be operated in one system.
You can operate a system with a combination of storage servers and VK-64, VK-16
or VK-Lite.
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Slave Storage Server
Stores information of
camera servers
registered to each
storage server and
event logs
Master Storage Server
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Slave Storage Server
Viewer
Viewer
The master storage server function is not available with VK-Lite. When operating
multiple storage servers with a VK-Lite viewer, you need to switch the connection
one by one.
Using Viewer Only
You can also use the viewer only.
Network
Displays live video
Viewer
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Before Starting Operation
<Important>
Please be sure to perform operational tests in the actual environment before starting
operation.
Be aware of the following points prior to operation.
● Video recording and live viewing may not be done as your settings, depending on
the network environment and the PC’s performance.
● Under a heavy load on the CPU or disk of the PC, the recording may not be done at the
specified frame rate, recording may be suspended temporarily, or you may receive slow
responses to the viewer operation. Also, when the amount of free disk space becomes
low, recording may be suspended temporarily, because the disk load increases due
to deleting process of recorded video files.
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● Operation and performance of storage servers and viewers may be affected on PCs,
where anti-virus software or firewall software is running.
● When using a proxy server, video recording may not be done at the specified frame rate,
or live viewing may become interrupted. Also, communication between a storage server
and viewer may be interrupted. In those cases, audio cannot be recorded.
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/ Details on proxy server in Administrator's Manual
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(P.57, P.79)
● Please be sure to read the following reference page for notes on each version of
Windows OS.
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/ “Notes on Operating Environment” in Administrator's Manual (P.24~27)
● When using a NAS server, take note of the following points.
• Use recommended NAS servers with Windows Storage Server 2003 or Windows Storage Server 2003
R2.
• To record video to a NAS server, it is recommended that the network for communicating with a camera
server be separated from the network for communication with the NAS server.
● Notes on audio functions
Audio functions are available on VB-C60, VB-C300, VB-C50i, VB-C50iR, VB-C50FSi.
• Audio can be sent and received using VK Viewer.
• Audio recording is available. However, it is not possible to record audio without video. Video and audio
must be recorded together.
• Video and audio may be asynchronous.
• Audio data may be interrupted depending on the PC’s performance and the network environment.
• Audio data may be interrupted on the PC, where antivirus software is running.
• Audio functions cannot be used via a proxy server.
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VK-64/VK-16 Installation
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Setup Procedure
Setup Procedure
This chapter describes the installation process from preparation to maintenance.
Refer to Administrator's Manual for detailed explanations of each step.
Step
1
“System Design Concept”
Preparation
Before installation, check the free space of the hard drive
required for a storage server, considering the video retention
period and recording conditions, and then prepare necessary
equipments.
Step
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Camera’s user’s manual
Camera Installation and Setup
Set up a camera. Refer to the camera’s user’s manual for
details on how to connect the camera.
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Installation
“Chapter 2 Installation”
Install the VK-64/VK-16 storage server software and viewer
software onto the PC for storage server and the PC for viewer.
Step
4
Storage Server Configuration
Configure the storage server settings. You can configure
settings for recording such as the maximum retained history
and maximum file size, settings for event notification, and
settings for user privileges, etc.
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“Chapter 3 Storage Server Configuration Reference”
Maximum retained history
Event notification
User privileges
Setup Procedure
Step
5
Camera Server Registration
Location
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Tokyo branch
Zones
Sales floor
Cash desk
VK-64/VK-16 Installation
When registering a camera, first set the camera’s the location and
zone to make it easier to categorize registered cameras. If we look at
an example of a retailer with multiple branches and stores, the
branches and stores correspond to locations. The sub-classification,
such as entrances, cash desks, parking lots, of each store correspond
to zones. Register camera servers after setting locations and zones.
Step
“Chapter 4 Register Camera Server
and Set Recording Schedule”
Parking lot
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Recording Schedule Configuration
“Chapter 4 Register Camera Server
and Set Recording Schedule”
Recording schedule settings are available for each camera
server, such as continuous recording, motion detection
recording, sensor event recording. Recording schedules
include normal schedule and special day schedule, so you
can configure detailed settings.
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Viewer Settings
“Chapter 5 Viewer Reference”
Layout design and registration
Viewing frame rate
You can customize your monitoring screen by designing and registering
layouts of the viewing area. You can register multiple layouts and switch them
at a fixed time interval, so it is possible to build large-scale monitoring
systems. You can also set an upper limit on the viewing frame rate and
configure automatic adjustment settings, as well as configure settings for
event notifications to operators and audio alert depending on the priority level.
Step
8
Management and Maintenance
Network failure caused by unforeseen problems may negatively
affect on the surveillance system operation. In order to avoid, it is
recommended to carry out maintenance, such as periodical back
up of recorded data and settings data.
Rate upper limit
Automatic adjustment settings
“Chapter 6 Operation and Management”
“Chapter 7 Backup Scheme”
“Chapter 8 System Maintenance”
Recorded video data
Event data
Settings files
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VK-Lite Installation
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System Installation Example
VK-Lite System
Installation Example
This chapter explains the process from installation to the operational management with an
example of a VK-Lite surveillance system based on the following recording conditions.
Recording Conditions
Number of camera servers
4
Video size
VGA (640 x 480)
Video quality
Standard (Video data size approx. 50KB*1)
Recording frame rate
1 fps
Video retention period
14 days
*1 May vary depending on the camera.
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System Configuration Example
The example below shows a system, where a storage server and a viewer share a single
PC connecting with 4 camera servers.
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Network
This installation example is explained on the assumption that all the preparation
have already been completed, including settings for network cameras, and
installation, setup and wiring of related equipments.
System Installation Example
Step 1: Preparation
Calculate how much free hard disk space will be required for the storage server from the
recording conditions to ensure that the system can operate stably.
The amount of hard disk space required can be calculated using the following formula.
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Required free hard disk space
= 4 x 50 x 1 x (60 x 60 x 24 x 14)
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~ 291000000 B
~ 300 GB
VK-Lite Installation
= No. of cameras x Video data size x Recording frame rate x Video retention period
(sec.)
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The amount of free hard disk space required is therefore over 300 GB. However, this value
does not include the space required in the system area.
Note
Reference
Do not use an external hard drive to store recorded video data. The video may not
be recorded properly or the data may be corrupted.
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/ “System Design Concept” in Administrator's Manual (P.28)
Step 2: Camera Server Installation and Setup
Configure initial camera server settings, such as the IP address setting.
Refer to Start Guide for details of initial camera server settings.
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Reference
When you use presets and preset tours, it is recommended to complete
camera server settings in advance, so that you can build the system more
efficiently.
Initial camera settings / Start Guide
Preset settings / “Preset Setting Tool” in Operation Guide (P.2-18)
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System Installation Example
Step 3: Installation
Install the VK-Lite storage server software on the PC for storage server and the VK-Lite
viewer software on the PC for viewer, using the CD-ROM supplied with the network
camera.
In the following example, VK-Lite storage server and VK-Lite viewer are installed on a
single PC.
Before Installation
The installation drive and the drive for storing recorded video should be formatted in
NTFS.
Installation
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Double-click VKLiteInstall.exe in the VBTools folder on the VB-C60 Setup CD-ROM
to start the installation.
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Click Next.
The Software License Agreement screen appears. Read the agreement carefully,
and then select the radio button saying I accept the terms in the license agreement
and click Next to continue.
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The License Key entry screen does not appear in VK-Lite installation process.
Both of the following applications are displayed.
• Viewer
• Storage Server
When you need to install either one of the above, right-click on the application icon,
which you will not install, and choose “This feature will not be available”.
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Click Next.
A screen for starting the installation is displayed.
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● It is recommended that you do not change the installation directory.
● You can change the installation directory by clicking Change.
System Installation Example
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Click Install.
The installation process begins and the progress bar is displayed.
Once the installation has finished, the InstallShield Wizard Completed screen is displayed.
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Click Finish.
Now the installation has completed.
Reference
VK-Lite Installation
Tip
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If you are running a system with multiple PCs, you need to install the software on
each of the PCs.
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Step 4: Storage Server Configuration
Start up “VK-Lite Storage Server Configuration” for storage server settings.
In the following example we will configure basic settings, such as the maximum retained history,
low disk space warning level, maximum disk space usage, and user management setting. How
to set recording schedule is explained in “Step 6: Recording Schedule Configuration”.
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Double-click the VK-Lite Storage Server
Configuration v2.0 icon on the Desktop.
The Login dialog box is displayed.
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Enter your user name and password, and click
Login.
The Storage Server Configuration dialog box
is displayed.
Tip
● You need to log on to Windows as a Windows Administrator to configure storage
server settings.
● After installation, the following VK-Lite user with administrator privileges is created.
User Name
admin
Password
NVR
● If User Account Control is enabled on Windows Vista, the User Account Control
dialog box will be displayed. In this case, click Allow.
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System
Installation Example
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Configure the basic storage server settings.
In this example, we use the conditions shown in
“VK-Lite System Installation Example” and the
hard disk space calculated in “Step 1:
Preparation”. You should use values calculated
for your actual operating conditions.
• Set the Maximum retained history to 14
days.
• Use the default value of 10% for the Low
disk space warning level (A value of 10% or
more is recommended).
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• Set the Maximum disk space used to 300
GB.
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If the system is to be used by multiple users,
you need to add users using the User
Management tab.
• To add a user, click Add and set the user
name and password.
• To assign administrative privileges to the
user, check the Administrator checkbox.
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It is strongly recommended that before
operation, you change the user name
“admin” and password created after
installation.
System Installation Example
The following operations are available by the administrator only.
• Configuring, registering, and changing camera servers
• Configuring and changing recording schedules
Tip
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Click Apply.
2
The changes are saved.
VK-Lite Installation
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Reference
“Chapter 3 Storage Server Configuration Reference” in Administrator's
Manual
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Step 5: Camera Server Registration
Start up VK-Lite Viewer to register camera servers.
When VK-Lite Viewer is run for the first time, no video is displayed in the viewer screen. To
display video in the viewer screen, register a camera server and then arrange the video
window on the viewing area.
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Tip
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Double-click the VK-Lite Viewer v2.0 icon on
the Desktop.
The storage server connection menu (startup
screen) is displayed.
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Select localhost from the Master Storage
Server pull-down menu, and click Connect.
The Login dialog box is displayed.
In this example, localhost is selected because a storage server and viewer are
installed and operate on the same PC.
For the master storage server, select one from the following, considering the
actual operating environment.
Operating Environment
The storage server and viewer are running on the same PC
The storage server and viewer are running on different PCs
Not record video but view live video
Selection
localhost
Specify the IP address
Storage Server not used
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System Installation Example
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Enter the “User Name” and “Password”, and
click Login.
The Viewer Screen is displayed.
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Select View / Configuration from the menu.
The Configuration and Preferences screen is
displayed.
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● You can set location names to identify each monitoring site, for example
“Office Building”, “Store”, etc.
● You can set zone names for particular places in each Location, such as
“Entrance”, “Elevator Lobby”, “Inside Store”, “Stock Room”, “Parking Lot”, etc.
● The following example shows a location name and zone names used for a small
retail (Only one Location is set, on the assumption that there is one branch only).
Location
Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
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Click the Locations/Zones tab to create
locations and zones.
VB Store
Inside Store
Stock Room
Parking Lot
Click Find Camera Servers.
Camera servers that can be registered are displayed in the Search Results dialog
box.
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Select a camera server to register, and then
click Add Camera Server.
The Add Camera Server dialog box is
displayed.
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VK-Lite Installation
Configure the following settings in the Add
Camera Server dialog box.
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• Enter the “User Name” and “Password”, and
then click Connect. Make sure that the live
view is displayed in the Preview window.
• Enter the “Camera Name”, and select the
“Location” and “Zone” of the camera.
• Click Start Control, and adjust the viewing
angle of the camera.
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Click OK.
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Now, the camera server has been registered. The registered camera server
information is displayed in the right list of the screen.
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Repeat step 6 to 9 to register other camera servers, if necessary.
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Check that all of the camera servers that you
are using have been registered successfully in
the right list of the screen.
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Click Save Changes.
The registered camera information is saved.
Reference
/ “Chapter 4 Register Camera Server and Set Recording Schedule” in
Administrator's Manual
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Step 6: Recording Schedule Configuration
Configure the recording schedule settings after camera server registration.
You can configurate recording schedule settings using the Recording Schedules tab in the
Configuration and Preferences screen.
The following example shows a normal schedule for continuous recording at 1 fps
all day through Monday to Sunday.
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Click the Recording Schedules tab in the Configuration and Preferences screen.
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Drag to select the entire camera server
schedule area.
The Add Schedule Item dialog box is
displayed. If it is not displayed, go to
Camera Summary tub. Then, in the Edit
Camera Server dialog box, choose
Storage Server from the Storage
Server drop-down menu.
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Configure the following settings.
• Click All Day.
• Check the Monday to Sunday checkboxes.
• Select “1 fps” from the drop-down list for
recording frame rate.
4
Click OK.
The configured schedule is displayed in the
schedule area.
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5
Check that the settings are correct and click
Save Schedule.
The schedule is saved.
Tip
VK-Lite Installation
Reference
2
You can only select “Normal Schedule” in VK-Lite. “Special Day Schedule”
cannot be selected.
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/ “Chapter 4 Register Camera Server and Set Recording Schedule” in
Administrator's Manual
Step 7: Viewer Settings
The following example shows how to configure the basic settings for viewer, create a layout,
and display video.
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Basic Viewer Settings
You can configure basic viewer settings, such as the maximum frame rate, audio, still
images, etc.
In the following example, just check the maximum frame rate setting for live video, but not
change the value.
1
Click the Viewer Settings tab in the
Configuration and Preferences screen.
The default value of the maximum frame rate is
“5 fps”. You can select from the following frame
rates.
0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
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Creating Layouts and Displaying Video
The final step in the system configuration process is to create layouts.
In the following example,
● Use grids to arrange video windows
1
Select View / Viewing Screen from the menu.
The Viewer is displayed. Video thumbnails of cameras registered in “Step 5: Camera
Server Registration” are displayed in the camera selection area at the top of the
viewer.
Right-click on Viewing Area and select Layout
2
Grids / Alignment Grid.
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To change the size of video
windows, click and drag any corner
of the window. When you release
the mouse, the size and position
are automatically adjusted to match
the layout frame.
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Click
and
drag
other
thumbnails onto the Viewing
Area and resize the windows.
A layout example is shown to
the right.
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3
In the Camera Selection Area, drag a
thumbnail onto the grid in the Viewing Area.
4
Drag the video window to the position you want
to display. When you release the mouse, the
size and position are automatically adjusted to
match the layout frame.
System Installation Example
6
Right-click on the Viewing Area and select
Save from the menu.
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Now, the configuration process has been completed.
Tip
Reference
● The aforementioned example shows a layout example using “Default Shared
Layout” displayed by default.
You can create and save new layouts under any name.
● Live video quality may be degraded or be difficult to view depending on the
video size for transmission set on the camera server. In those cases, the quality
may be improved by changing the video size for transmission on the camera
server or changing the video receiving size using the right-click menu of video
windows.
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/ “Chapter 5 Viewer Reference” in Administrator's Manual
Step 8: Management and Maintenance
It is recommended to regularly provide the operational management, including backing up
of recording and setting data, and system maintenance, while you are operating the
system.
This section explained the basic operations of some VK-Lite functionalities and
configuration examples for a network camera recording and monitoring system. For more
detailed information, refer to Administrator's Manual provided on the supplied CD-ROM.
/
Reference
“Chapter 6 Operation and Management”, “Chapter 7 Backup Scheme”, and
“Chapter 8 System Maintenance” in Administrator's Manual
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