DVRN960 Series
Real Time 960H Video Recorders
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Table of Contents
Menu System Overview ..................................................................................................... 7
< Account and Password > ....................................................................................... 7
< USB Mouse Operation > ........................................................................................ 7
< Key Usage of Virtual Keyboard > ........................................................................... 8
System Setup ..................................................................................................................... 9
< System/Version Info > ............................................................................................ 9
 Model Name ................................................................................................... 9
 Video System ................................................................................................. 9
 Hardware ........................................................................................................ 9
 Software ......................................................................................................... 9
 MAC Address 1 ............................................................................................ 10
 Software Upgrade ........................................................................................ 10
 Software Upgrade Via Internet ..................................................................... 10
< Language > .......................................................................................................... 10
< Date / Time >........................................................................................................ 11
 Date / Time ................................................................................................... 11
 Time Zone .................................................................................................... 11
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


Date / Time Display ...................................................................................... 12
Date Display Mode ....................................................................................... 12
Time Display Mode ....................................................................................... 12
Daylight Saving Time Setup ......................................................................... 12
- Daylight Saving Time ...................................................................... 12
- DST Start / End ............................................................................... 12
- DST Bias ......................................................................................... 13
 Network Time Protocol Setup ....................................................................... 13
- NTP Server ..................................................................................... 13
- Automatically Time Sync ................................................................. 13
- Manually Time Sync ........................................................................ 13
< Unit Name > ......................................................................................................... 14
< Show Unit Name > ............................................................................................... 14
< User Management > ............................................................................................ 14
 Password Protection .................................................................................... 14
Auto Logout .................................................................................................. 14
 Account Setup .............................................................................................. 15
 Permissions Setup ....................................................................................... 15
 Load Default Setting ..................................................................................... 16
< Network Setup > .................................................................................................. 16
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 LAN Select ................................................................................................... 16
 LAN Setup .................................................................................................... 17
- DHCP .............................................................................................. 17
- IP .................................................................................................... 17
- Netmask .......................................................................................... 18
- Gateway .......................................................................................... 18
- DNS ................................................................................................ 18
- PPPoE Account ............................................................................... 18
- PPPoE Password ............................................................................ 19
- Connect At Booting ......................................................................... 19
- Network Restart .............................................................................. 19
 Web Port ...................................................................................................... 19
 DDNS Setup ................................................................................................. 19
- Enable DDNS .................................................................................. 20
- Service Provider .............................................................................. 20
- Host Name ...................................................................................... 20
- DDNS Port ...................................................................................... 21
- DDNS Account ................................................................................ 21
- DDNS Password ............................................................................. 21
- Submit / Update .............................................................................. 21
- ezDDNS .......................................................................................... 21
 UPnP Setup.................................................................................................. 22
- UPnP............................................................................................... 22
- UPnP NAT Traversal ....................................................................... 22
< RS485 Setup >..................................................................................................... 22
 Unit ID .......................................................................................................... 22
 Baud Rate .................................................................................................... 22
 Bits ............................................................................................................... 23
 Stop .............................................................................................................. 23
 Parity ............................................................................................................ 23
< Audio Output/Key Beep > ..................................................................................... 23
 Audio Output ................................................................................................ 23
 Key Beep ...................................................................................................... 23
Monitor Setup ................................................................................................................... 24
< Show Camera Name > ......................................................................................... 24
< Monitor Brightness > ............................................................................................ 24
< Monitor Contrast > ............................................................................................... 24
< Monitor Chrominance > ........................................................................................ 24
< OSD Transparency > ........................................................................................... 24
< VGA Resolution >................................................................................................. 25
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< Show Color Bar > ................................................................................................. 25
< Mouse Sensitivity > .............................................................................................. 25
< Hide Status Bar > ................................................................................................. 25
< Status Bar Size > ................................................................................................. 25
Camera Setup ................................................................................................................... 26
< Analog Camera > ................................................................................................. 26
 Analog Camera Select ................................................................................. 26
 Dome Protocol.............................................................................................. 26
 Dome ID ....................................................................................................... 26
 Camera Name .............................................................................................. 26
 Covert ........................................................................................................... 27
 Termination ................................................................................................... 27
 Adjust Video ................................................................................................. 27
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Brightness ....................................................................................... 27
Contrast .......................................................................................... 28
Saturation........................................................................................ 28
Hue ................................................................................................. 28
Reset............................................................................................... 28
 Audio Association ......................................................................................... 28
 Copy Settings ............................................................................................... 28
Record Setup ................................................................................................................... 29
< Record Mode Setup > .......................................................................................... 29
 Record Resolution ........................................................................................ 29
 Record Format ............................................................................................. 29
 Max Rec. PPS .............................................................................................. 30
 CBR / VBR ................................................................................................... 30
< Schedule Setup >................................................................................................. 31
 Day / Night Time Start / End ......................................................................... 31
 Weekend Schedule ...................................................................................... 31
 Weekend Start / End..................................................................................... 31
< Preset Record Configuration > ............................................................................. 31
< ezRecord Setup > ................................................................................................ 32
< Advance Schedule Setup > .................................................................................. 33
 Schedule Table ............................................................................................. 33
 Recording Profile Setup ............................................................................... 34
- Camera Select ................................................................................ 34
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Normal PPS .................................................................................... 34
- Normal Qlty ..................................................................................... 34
- Event PPS....................................................................................... 34
- Event Qlty ....................................................................................... 34
- Copy Settings.................................................................................. 35
 Holiday Setup ............................................................................................... 35
< Data Lifetime Setup > .......................................................................................... 36
 Data Lifetime Mode ...................................................................................... 36
 Data Lifetime ................................................................................................ 36
 Data Lifetime By Day .................................................................................... 36
 Data Lifetime By Channel ............................................................................. 36
< Circular Recording > ............................................................................................ 37
< Audio Recording >................................................................................................ 37
< Purge Data > ........................................................................................................ 37
 Purge All Data .............................................................................................. 37
 Purge All Event Data .................................................................................... 37
 Purge Event Before ...................................................................................... 37
 Start To Purge ............................................................................................... 37
Sequence Setup ............................................................................................................... 38
< Main / Call Monitor Dwell > .................................................................................. 38
< Main / Call Monitor Schedule > ............................................................................ 38
Event Setup ...................................................................................................................... 39
< Internal Buzzer > .................................................................................................. 39
< Event Icon > ......................................................................................................... 39
< Alert Notification Setup > ...................................................................................... 40
 Alert Configuration Set ................................................................................. 40
 Alert Notification ........................................................................................... 40
 Alert IP.......................................................................................................... 40
 Alert Port ...................................................................................................... 40
 Alive Interval ................................................................................................. 40
< Event Full Screen >.............................................................................................. 41
< Event Duration > .................................................................................................. 41
< Per Channel Config > ........................................................................................... 41
 Channel Select ............................................................................................. 41
 Video Loss Detect ........................................................................................ 41
 Motion Detect ............................................................................................... 41
 Detection Configuration ................................................................................ 42
- Detected Area Setup ....................................................................... 42
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Area Threshold ............................................................................... 43
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 Alarm In ........................................................................................................ 43
 Alarm Out ..................................................................................................... 43
 Copy Event Settings ..................................................................................... 43
< E-mail Management > .......................................................................................... 44
 E-mail Select ................................................................................................ 44
 E-mail Activate .............................................................................................. 44
 E-mail Address ............................................................................................. 44
 E-mail Video Attachment .............................................................................. 44
 E-Mail Attachment Size ................................................................................ 45
 Event/Alarm Selection .................................................................................. 45
SMTP Server Setup...................................................................................... 45
- E-mail via SMTP ............................................................................. 45
- SMTP Server .................................................................................. 45
- SMTP Port ...................................................................................... 46
- SMTP Account ................................................................................ 46
- SMTP Password ............................................................................. 46
- Use SSL Connection ....................................................................... 46
Database Setup ................................................................................................................ 47
< Total / Free Size > ................................................................................................ 47
< Avail. Rec Time > ................................................................................................. 47
< Internal Disks > .................................................................................................... 48
< Data Protection > ................................................................................................. 49
< Repair On Power Loss > ...................................................................................... 49
Configuration ................................................................................................................... 50
< Load Factory Default > ......................................................................................... 50
< Import Configuration > ......................................................................................... 50
< Export Configuration > ......................................................................................... 51
 Copy Destination .......................................................................................... 51
 Configuration Name ..................................................................................... 51
 Begin Export ................................................................................................. 51
< System Log > ....................................................................................................... 52
< Operation Log > ................................................................................................... 52
Export ............................................................................................................................... 53
< Select Device > .................................................................................................... 54
< Select Channel >.................................................................................................. 55
< From / To Time > .................................................................................................. 55
< Select Events > .................................................................................................... 55
< Data Type >.......................................................................................................... 55
< Export Format > ................................................................................................... 56
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< Digital Signature >................................................................................................ 56
< Erase Disc >......................................................................................................... 56
< Begin Export > ..................................................................................................... 56
AUX Setup ........................................................................................................................ 57
< UPS Setup > ........................................................................................................ 57
 UPS Protocol ................................................................................................ 57
 Power Failure Scenario ................................................................................ 57
 UPS Shutdown Setting ................................................................................. 58
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Min Remaining Battery Level .......................................................... 58
Min Remaining Run Time ................................................................ 58
Delay To Activate............................................................................. 58
 UPS Info ....................................................................................................... 58
-
UPS Model ...................................................................................... 58
UPS Protocol .................................................................................. 59
UPS Status...................................................................................... 59
Remaining Battery Level ................................................................. 59
-
Remaining Run Time ...................................................................... 59
Query Time ..................................................................................... 59
Shutdown.......................................................................................................................... 60
< Power Off > .......................................................................................................... 60
< Reboot > .............................................................................................................. 60
< Power Key Privilege > .......................................................................................... 60
Appendix A: Record Duration ......................................................................................... 61
Appendix B: DVRPlayer .................................................................................................. 63
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Menu System Overview
The detailed functions and settings of DVRN960 can be set by entering the intuitive
Graphical User Interface (GUI) OSD setup menu. Collaborating with a USB mouse, setting
up the DVR can be easy as operating a PC. This chapter particularizes the items and
options in the OSD setup menu.
< Account and Password >
Click on the Menu icon in the Live Panel and select an account to login. There are two
preset accounts: “admin” and “user”. Next, enter a corresponding password. The preset
password for the administrator account “admin” is “1234”, while the preset password for the
account “user” is “4321”.
NOTE: It is strongly suggested to change the preset password to prevent
unauthorized access to the unit.
An icon displayed at the status bar will show the authority level of the account. Under logout
condition, the icon will show “Guest”. When an account is logged in, its authority level
number (1~8) will be shown.
Before users logout, other functions can also be accessed without having to login again.
There are two ways to logout: manually logout by clicking on the Esc icon in the Live Panel,
or auto logout when users are not using the DVR for a preset period of time (default 5
minutes) at Live / Menu mode.
< USB Mouse Operation >
A USB mouse must be connected in order to operate the DVR. To use the USB mouse,
please refer to the following descriptions.
<Scroll wheel>
Scroll wheel is used to adjust values in the OSD setup
menu.
<Left Button>
In the OSD setup menu or selection interface, click left
button to make selection or save settings.
<Right Button>
Click the right button to exit from certain OSD setup menu
without saving any changes.
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< Key Usage of Virtual Keyboard >
A virtual keyboard shows up in some setting items, such as camera title, unit name, etc.
The virtual keyboard displays as below.
! @ #
1 2 3
A B C
N O P
a b c
n o p
<<
*
-
4 5
D E
Q R
d e
q r
>>
_
+
=
,
.
/
6
F
S
f
s
7 8 9 0
G H I J K
T U V W X
g h i
j k
t u v w x
Space
Cancel
←
Del
L M
Y Z
l m
y z
OK
<To input characters>
Click on the desired characters to select characters.
<To move the cursor in title entry field>
Select “<<” / “>>” or just use the USB mouse to move the cursor to left / right in the
title entry field.
<To delete previous character>
Click on <←> to delete the previous character.
<To delete current character>
Click on <Delete> to delete the current character.
<To exit the virtual keyboard>
Click on <OK> to save the setting and exit. Otherwise, select <Cancel> to exit
without saving changes.
NOTE: If a USB keyboard is connected and when any key on the keyboard
is pressed, the cursor on the virtual keyboard will be automatically moved to
<OK>.
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System Setup
Select <System> from the Main Menu to enter the System menu. The items in the System
menu are described in the following sections.
System
System/Version Info
Language
Date/Time
Unit Name
Show Unit Name
User Management
Network Setup
RS485 Setup
Audio Output/Key Beep
English
DVR
No
< System/Version Info >
The System/Version Info menu allows users to view system information, such as hardware
and software version. From the System menu, select <System/Version Info>, and the
following menu is displayed. The first five items are “read-only”, for users’ information only.
The items in this menu are described in the following subsections.
System/Version Info
Model Name
Video System
Hardware
Software
MAC Address 1
Software Upgrade
Software Upgrade Via Internet
****
NTSC
**-**-**
****-****-****-****
**:**:**:**:**:**
 Model Name
This item shows the model name of the DVR.
 Video System
This item shows the current video system of the DVR.
 Hardware
This item shows the hardware version of the DVR.
 Software
This item shows the software version installed on the DVR.
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 MAC Address 1
This item identifies the first Media Access Control (MAC) address of the DVR.
 Software Upgrade
This item is used for updating software of the DVRN960 via local device. The
menu is displayed as follows.
Software Upgrade
Upgrade Version
xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
Select
No
Connect a USB storage device containing the upgrade software to the DVR;
the available upgrade files will be listed in the menu. To update the system,
choose a file and select <Yes> to start the upgrade process. The DVRN960
will download the software, update the system files, and reboot automatically.
The upgrade process may take several minutes to save the changes in the
memory of the system. After the DVR is rebooted, please check the software
version again.
NOTE: No power interruption is allowed during the software update.
NOTE: Do not remove the external USB ThumbDrive before the DVR
completely shuts down. Removing the external USB ThumbDrive
before shutdown may cause the system to update improperly.
 Software Upgrade Via Internet
The item is used to upgrade the software of the DVR via the internet. Select
one of the listed software versions and choose <Yes>. The DVR downloads
the software, updates the system files, and reboots automatically.
< Language >
The Language item allows users to select the language for the OSD setup menu and
screen messages. Language selection immediately takes effect when the selection is made.
Click the pull-down list next to <Language> to select a preferred language.
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< Date / Time >
Users can set the current date, time and other OSD parameters in this menu. In System
menu, select <Date/Time>; the Date/Time menu displays as follows.
Date/Time
Date
Time
Time Zone
Date/Time Display
Date Display Mode
Time Display Mode
Daylight Saving Time Setup
Network Time Protocol Setup
2014/03/11
PM 10:39:26
OFF
1 Row
Y/M/D
12 HR
NOTE: The reset Date / Time only applies to new video. The date and time of
previously recorded videos will not be changed.
NOTE: To avoid database corruption, formatting the database is recommended after
changing Date / Time setting.
 Date / Time
Select <Date> or <Time> to adjust the settings. UP / DOWN are used to
change the value in the selected field.
 Time Zone
Click the box next to <Time Zone> to select users’ local time zone. Please
refer to the following figure or visit www.greenwichmeantime.com to find out
users’ local time zone.
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NOTE: <Time Zone> must be set to users’ local time zone, or
<Network Time Protocol Setup> will not be accessible.
 Date / Time Display
Users are allowed to set the date / time OSD display in 1 / 2 row(s), or set to
<OFF> to disable this item. Choose a preferred format from the pull-down list.
 Date Display Mode
This menu allows users to set the display type of the date. Three options are
provided: <Y/M/D>, <M/D/Y> or <D/M/Y>. “Y” represents “Year”, “M”
represents “Month” and “D” represents “Day”. Choose a preferred type from
the pull-down list.
 Time Display Mode
Users can set the time format to <12 HR> or <24 HR>. Choose a desired
format from the pull-down list.
 Daylight Saving Time Setup
This function is for people who live in certain regions to observe Daylight
Saving Time. The menu displays as follows:
Daylight Saving Time Setup
Daylight Saving Time
Off
DST Start
Mar 2nd Sun 02:00
DST End
Nov 1st Sun 02:00
DST Bias
60 Min
- Daylight Saving Time
Select <On> to enable, or <Off> to disable the function. If the function
is disabled, the DST Start / End time and DST Bias will be grayed out
and cannot be accessed. If this function is enabled, the date/time
information will be shown on the screen with a DST icon when users
are playing back the recorded video or searching video in the event list.
“S” indicates summer time and “W” indicates winter time.
- DST Start / End
These items are used to set duration of daylight saving time. Choose
time from the pull-down list, and click the UP / DOWN buttons to
change the settings.
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- DST Bias
This item allows users to set the amount of time to move forward from
the standard time for daylight saving time. Available options are <30>,
<60>, <90> and <120> minutes.
 Network Time Protocol Setup
After time zone is set, the <Network Time Protocol Setup> option will be
available.
Network Time Protocol Setup
NTP Server
time.nist.gov
Automatically Time Sync
Off
Manually Time Sync
No
- NTP Server
Enter this item to setup a feasible time server. The default time server
is time.nist.gov. Users can change it to any other time server if desired.
IP addresses of other time servers are listed below for reference.
129.6.15.28
132.163.4.102
192.43.244.18
206.246.118.250
207.200.81.113
129.6.15.29
132.163.4.103
131.107.1.10
208.184.49.9
64.236.96.53
132.163.4.101
128.138.140.44
69.25.96.13
64.125.78.85
68.216.79.113
- Automatically Time Sync
Select <On> and the time will be synced once an hour.
- Manually Time Sync
Select <Yes> to sync the time immediately.
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< Unit Name >
Users are allowed to assign a unit name, up to 11 characters, to the DVRN960.
Follow the steps below to edit the unit name.
Select <Unit Name> from the System menu. A virtual keyboard displays as below.
! @ #
1 2 3
A B C
N O P
a b c
n o p
<<
*
-
4 5
D E
Q R
d e
q r
>>
_
+
6
F
S
f
s
=
7
,
8
.
9
G H I J
T U V W
g h i
j
t u v w
Space
Cancel
/
0
K
X
k
x
←
Del
L M
Y Z
l m
y z
OK
Click to add the wanted character to the entry field (up to 11 characters).
After the unit name is entered, click <OK> to save the setting and exit.
< Show Unit Name >
This item enables the unit name of the DVRN960 to be shown on the monitor. Select <Yes>
to show or select <No> to hide.
< User Management >
The DVR provides the option to create up to seven sets of usernames and passwords with
customized authority, excluding the preset “admin” account. The menu is as the following.
User Management
Password Protection
Auto Logout
Account Setup
Permissions Setup
Load Default Setting
On
300 Sec
No
 Password Protection
Select <On> to request for username and password for accessing functions
listed in <Permissions Setup>, or select <Off> to allow free access.
 Auto Logout
Users can setup time for automatic logout of system when no operation is
performed. Select from <60 Sec>, <120 Sec>, <300 Sec> and <600 Sec>.
Alternatively, select <Disabled> and the system will not automatically logout.
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 Account Setup
Setup customized username, password, and authority level in this menu.
Click the box next to <Account> to select items. Note that the account is case
sensitive. The privilege level ranks from level 1~8, and level 8 is the highest
authority level. Alternatively, select <Disable> to stop using the account. A
second password can also be specified, if required.
Account Setup
Account:
Password:
Privilege:
2nd PW…
2nd PWD:
admin
****
Level 8
Off
Mod
Mod
Mod
.
Confirm
Cancel
NOTE: The account name and privilege level of the preset “admin”
account cannot be changed.
 Permissions Setup
Users can setup the authority level permitted to access the functions listed in
this menu. The functions include: Playback/Search, Covert Camera, Dome
Control, Live Operation, Call Control, Export Data, Menu Access, System
Setup, Monitor Setup, Camera Setup, Record Setup, Sequence Setup, Event
Setup, Database Setup, Configuration, AUX Setup and Shutdown. Scroll to
view these items. In accordance with users’ privilege level in <Account
Setup>, the authority level here also ranks from level 1~8, with level 8 as the
highest level. Users can access any function that is equivalent to or lower
than their privilege level. Alternatively, select <DISABLE> to allow free
access.
Permissions Setup
Item
Playback/Search
Covert Camera
Dome Control
Live Operation
Call Control
Export Data
Authority
DISABLE
LEVLE8
DISABLE
DISABLE
DISABLE
DISABLE
NOTE: The “Menu Access” cannot be set to <DISABLE>.
When the account does not have the authority to access certain functions, an
error message will be displayed on the screen.
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 Load Default Setting
This item is to restore the default settings. Select <Yes> to load default setting
or select <No> to exit.
< Network Setup >
The Network Setup menu allows users to configure the network by specifying the network
related settings, such as IP address and Netmask, etc. Check with the network
administrator and/or network service provider for more specific information. The menu is as
the following. Items in this menu are described in the following sections.
Network Setup
LAN Select
LAN Setup
Web Port
DDNS Setup
UPnP Setup
LAN
80
 LAN Select
This item allows users to select the network type among <LAN>, <PPPoE>,
and <None>. If the internet connection is a local area network communication,
please select <LAN>.
If the internet connection is a broadband medium, such as DSL Line or cable
modem, please select <PPPoE>. PPPoE stands for Point-to-Point Protocol
over Ethernet. It is a specification for connecting the users on an Ethernet to
the Internet through a common broadband medium.
If <None> is selected, users do not need to set further LAN or PPPoE settings.
Therefore, the second item <LAN Setup> will be inaccessible.
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 LAN Setup
The network related settings in the LAN Setup menu are associated with the
network service type. If users select <LAN> for <LAN Select>, then the
PPPoE related menu items will not be displayed.
Select <LAN Setup> in <Network Setup> and use the virtual keyboard to set
parameters. The menu displays as follows.
LAN Setup
DHCP
IP
Netmask
Gateway
DNS
PPPoE Account
PPPoE Password
Connect At Booting
Network Restart
On
192.168.1.150
255.255.255.0
192.168.1.1
0.0.0.0
Yes
No
- DHCP
This item allows users to obtain a dynamic IP address from DHCP
(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server when the DVR boots up.
When users use DHCP, the settings are dynamic and will change
every time the DVR powers on or off.
If DHCP is enabled (On), a dynamic IP will be assigned to DVRN960.
In this case, users do not need to configure the Ethernet settings,
including IP address, Netmask, Gateway, and DNS settings. These
items will be “read-only”.
If users wish to use a permanent address, set DHCP to <Off> to
manually set IP Address, Netmask, Gateway, and DNS. Check with the
network system administrators or IT personnel for appropriate values
for these settings.
- IP
This item is used to configure the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the
DVR. The IP address is the identifier for the DVR on a TCP/IP LAN or
WAN. Note that to set a static IP address, DHCP must be set to <Off>.
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- Netmask
Netmask is a 32-bit mask used to divide an IP address into subnets
and specify the networks available hosts. Its value is defined by the
network administrator. It takes the form as ***.***.***.***, for example,
255.255.255.255.
This item allows users to enter the value of the Netmask for the DVR.
Please note that to configure this item, DHCP must be set to <Off>.
- Gateway
Gateway is a node on a network that serves as an entrance to another
network. Users are allowed to specify the IP address of the gateway or
router associated with this DVR. To configure this item, DHCP must be
set to <Off>.
- DNS
DNS is the abbreviation for “Domain Name Server”, which is an
Internet service that translates domain names (e.g. www.DNS.com)
into IP addresses. The advantage of using DNS is that domain names
are easier to be memorized.
This item allows users to specify the IP address of the Domain Name
System associated with the DVR. To configure this item, DHCP must
be set to <Off>.
If the server is unavailable when DHCP is enabled, the DVR will
search for the network server and boots up more slowly. This network
search continues until it times out.
- PPPoE Account
The item allows users to setup the PPPoE login username.
NOTE: For accessing the PPPoE settings, select <PPPoE> as
the Network Type under <LAN Select>.
To setup the login username, follow the steps:
Select <PPPoE Account> from the LAN Setup menu. A virtual
keyboard displays.
Click to add the desired characters to the entry field.
When it is done, click <OK> to save the setting and exit.
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- PPPoE Password
The item allows users to setup the PPPoE password. Follow the steps
to setup the login password.
Select <PPPoE Password> from the LAN Setup menu and a virtual
keyboard displays.
Click to add the wanted characters to the entry field.
When it is done, click <OK> to save the setting and exit.
- Connect At Booting
The DVR is allowed to automatically connect to the internet when it is
powered up. Select <Yes> to connect at booting; otherwise, select
<No>.
- Network Restart
Network restart is required after network settings are changed. Select
<Yes> to restart the network connection.
 Web Port
To avoid the default service port (port 80) being jammed, this item enables
users to change port 80 to another port.
To change the web port, users can click the UP / DOWN buttons to adjust the
setting.
 DDNS Setup
Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) allows a DNS name to be constantly
synchronized with a dynamic IP address. In other words, it allows a dynamic
IP address to be associated to a static domain name, so users can connect to
it by the domain name.
Select <DDNS Setup> from <Network Setup>. The menu displays as below.
DDNS Setup
Enable DDNS
Service Provider
Host Name
DDNS Port
DDNS Account
DDNS Password
Submit/Update
ezDDNS
Off
iview-ddns
XXXX_XXXX
80
No
No
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- Enable DDNS
The item is used to enable or disable the Dynamic Domain Name
Service. Select <On> to enable the service, or <Off> to disable.
- Service Provider
There are three different service providers: <iview-ddns>, <dyndns>
and <ChangeIP>. When <iview-ddns> is selected, users can setup
preferred <Host Name> and <DDNS Port>. The DDNS address will be
as http://hostname.ddns.iview-ddns.com after users submit the setting.
For example, if the chosen host name is “H264DVR”, then the address
will be: http://H264DVR.ddns.iview-ddns.com.
Alternatively, when <dyndns> is selected, users first need to obtain
accounts from the website http://dyn.com/dns/. The further required
items are <Host Name>, <DDNS Account>, and <DDNS Password>.
NOTE: If <dyndns> or <ChangeIP> is selected, <DDNS Port> and
<ezDDNS> will be grayed out. The ezDDNS function is only
available for the iview-ddns provider.
- Host Name
The item allows users to setup a domain name, which is used for
accessing the DVRN960 via internet on the remote PC.
To setup the host name of the DVR, follow the steps below.
Select <Host Name> from <DDNS Setup>. A virtual keyboard
displays as below.
! @ #
1 2 3
A B C
N O P
a b c
n o p
<<
* 4 5
D E
Q R
d e
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7 8 9 0
G H I J K
T U V W X
g h i
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Space
Cancel
←
Del
L M
Y Z
l m
y z
OK
Click to add characters to the entry field.
When it is done, click <OK> to save the setting and exit.
NOTE: Each DVRN960 should have its unique host name.
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- DDNS Port
The item allows users to setup the port for DDNS. Click the UP /
DOWN buttons to change the port.
- DDNS Account
Users who use DynDNS or ChangeIP as the service provider have to
input a DDNS account name. Follow the same step as described in
<Host Name> setup to input a valid account name.
- DDNS Password
Users who are using DynDNS as the service provider have to input a
DDNS password. Follow the same step as described in <Host Name>
to input the password goes with the valid user name.
- Submit / Update
When the settings are completed, select <Yes> to submit the settings.
NOTE: If more than one DVRN960 has the same domain name,
only the first one will be submitted successfully.
- ezDDNS
ezDDNS enables the users to register for host name automatically.
Select <Yes>, and the following will be displayed.
ezDDNS Submit/update ok!
Host name is XXXX_XXXXXX
Press any key to return
NOTE: The DVR must be connected to the *Real IP address, or
be assigned a specific port using **Port Forwarding technique.
*A "Real IP" is an IP address that is assigned to users by the
ISP.
**A "Virtual IP" is an IP address assigned either manually or
through DHCP. When users are assigned a Virtual IP, users
must use Port Forwarding technique to assign a specific port
to DVR.
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 UPnP Setup
UPnP is the abbreviation for Universal Plug and Play, which is a technology
that integrates a universal protocol for widespread plug-and-play devices to
ease the network implementation. When a PC and a DVR both are both
installed the UPnP function, the PC can automatically recognize the DVR in
the same local area network. The advantage of this function is that PCs can
connect to the DVR via the remote control software by directly clicking on the
icon representing the DVR in <My Network Places> folder. The menu will be
as the following.
UPnP Setup
UPnP
UPnP NAT Traversal
On
No
- UPnP
Set the first item UPnP to <ON> and the DVR is now with UPnP
function.
- UPnP NAT Traversal
The UPnP NAT traversal function will help to automatically setup a
router if the DVR connects to the internet via a router. Select <Yes>
and the settings of router will be taken care by the DVR itself.
< RS485 Setup >
This menu allows users to setup the parameters of the DVR’s RS-485 communication port.
From the System menu, select <RS485 Setup>. The following menu is displayed.
RS485 Setup
Unit ID
Baud Rate
Bits
Stop
Parity
224
9600
8
1
None
 Unit ID
This item is used to change the RS-485 ID address of the DVR. The ID is in
the range of <1> to <255>.
 Baud Rate
The Baud rate options for associated with the protocol are <2400>, <4800>,
<9600>, <19200>, <38400>, and <57600>.
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 Bits
Users can specify the bits in a word associated with this protocol. The
available options are <6>, <7> and <8> bits.
 Stop
Users can specify the stop bit associated with this protocol. Options are <1>
and <2> stop bits.
 Parity
This item is used to specify the parity associated with this protocol. Options
are <Odd>, <Even> and <None>.
< Audio Output/Key Beep >
Enter this menu to setup the audio output or key beep.
Audio Output/Key Beep
Audio Output
Key Beep
Live/PB
On
 Audio Output
This item is for setting the audio output mode. The available options are as
below.
Live/PB:
Select this item to play the recording sounds of live image in live mode, and
sounds of recorded video in playback mode respectively.
Always Live:
Select this item to play live sounds in both live mode and playback mode.
OFF:
Select this item to disable the audio output function.
 Key Beep
This item is used to enable or disable the key tone. Select <On> to enable the
key tone, or <Off> to disable.
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Monitor Setup
The Monitor setup menu allows users to adjust the quality of the displayed image. Select
<Monitor> from the Main Menu, and the following menu is displayed.
Monitor
Show Camera Name
Monitor Brightness
Monitor Contrast
Monitor Chrominance
OSD Transparency
VGA Resolution
Show Color Bar
Mouse Sensitivity
Hide Status Bar
Status Bar Size
Yes
50
50
50
0%
720P
90%
No
Medium
< Show Camera Name >
This item allows users to choose whether to display the camera name on the screen or not.
The default is <Yes>, which displays the camera names with the video.
< Monitor Brightness >
This item is for users to adjust the brightness of the monitor. Click the UP / DOWN buttons
to adjust the value. Users can also click the <Num> button next to <Monitor Brightness> to
directly input the value from the numeral keyboard. The value ranges from <0> to <100>.
< Monitor Contrast >
This item is used to adjust the color contrast of the monitor. Click the UP / DOWN buttons to
adjust the value. The range of the contrast value is <0> to <100>.
< Monitor Chrominance >
This item can be used to adjust the chrominance of the monitor. Users can adjust the value
by clicking the UP / DOWN buttons. The value of the monitor chrominance ranges from <0>
to <100>.
< OSD Transparency >
This item allows users to set the OSD setup menu transparent in a certain degree, so that
users can view the live images while configuring the OSD settings. The options are <0%>,
<15%>, <30%>, <45%>, <60%>, <75%>, and <90%>.
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< VGA Resolution >
This item allows users to select appropriate VGA resolution for the VGA monitor connected
to the DVR. The options are <1024*768>, <1280*1024>, <720P>, and <1080P>.
NOTE: After the VGA resolution is altered, the system will reboot to apply the
change. Please make sure your monitor can support the selected resolution before
changing monitor settings. When connecting monitors with a 4:3 aspect ratio it is
recommended to use 1024x468 or 1280x1024 resolutions only.
< Show Color Bar >
Choose this item to display color bar pattern on the screen. The color bar helps to adjust
the monitor hue, saturation, text color, and display options. Right click to exit the color bar
pattern display and return to the OSD setup menu.
< Mouse Sensitivity >
This item allows users to set the sensitivity of the connected mouse. Starting from <10%>,
with 10% increment, the maximum value is <100%>.
< Hide Status Bar >
Users can choose whether to hide the status bar. The default setting is <No>. If users
decide to hide the status bar, set this item to <Yes>.
< Status Bar Size >
This item allows users to select the displaying size of the status bar. The default setting is
<Medium>. The other available displaying sizes are <Small> and <Large>.
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Camera Setup
The items in the Camera setup menu enable users to set camera parameters, including
camera title, dome protocol and ID for each connected camera.
< Analog Camera >
Items in this menu are described in the following subsections.
Camera Setup
Analog Camera Select
Dome Protocol
Dome ID
Camera Name
Covert
Termination
Adjust Video
Audio Association
Copy Settings
CH01
None
0
CH1
No
Yes
Yes
 Analog Camera Select
This item is used to select a camera for setting the parameters. The related
settings will follow the selected camera, such as dome protocol and camera
title. Select a channel from the pull-down list.
 Dome Protocol
If the connected camera is a dome camera, click the box next to <Dome
Protocol> and select the communication protocol associated with the dome
camera from the pull-down list. The available protocol includes <DSCP>,
<AD422>, <Pelco D>, <Pelco P>, <Fastrax 2>, <JVC>, <Panasonic_C>,
<Panasonic_N>, <GE RS-485>, and <GE RS-422>. The default is set to
<None>.
 Dome ID
This item is used to assign an ID number (from 0 to 255) to the selected dome
camera. Note that the ID number must match the ID address set by the dome
camera.
 Camera Name
This item allows the users to change the name of each connected camera. By
default, the names of cameras are numbered from 1 through 16 for 16CH
models (8CH models are from 1 to 8, and 4CH models are from 1 to 4). The
new name will be displayed on screen after the setting is completed.
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Follow these steps to enter a new name for a camera.
Click <Camera Name>, and a virtual keyboard with alphanumeric
characters is displayed as below.
! @ #
1 2 3
A B C
N O P
a b c
n o p
<<
*
-
4 5
D E
Q R
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T U V W X
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Cancel
←
Del
L M
Y Z
l m
y z
OK
Click to add characters to the entry field. Each title can contain up to 11
characters.
After name entry is completed, click <OK> to save the setting and exit.
Otherwise, either right click the mouse or click <Cancel> to abort.
 Covert
If users wish to hide the display of the camera, select <Yes>. Note that the
display in the remote monitoring software will also be hidden. Otherwise,
choose <No> and the live image of the camera will be shown on the monitor.
 Termination
This item is used to enable / disable the 75-termination resistor inside the unit
to adjust the image quality of each camera. <Yes> indicates the termination
resistor is enabled, while <No> indicates the termination resistor is disabled.
 Adjust Video
Enter this menu to adjust video display settings.
Adjust Video
Brightness
Contrast
Saturation
Hue
Reset
0
0
0
0
No
- Brightness
Click the box next to <Brightness> and click the UP / DOWN buttons to
adjust the brightness of the camera. The range of brightness values is
<-128> to <127>.
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- Contrast
Click the box next to <Contrast> and click the UP / DOWN buttons to
adjust the contrast of the camera. The range of contrast values is
<-128> to <127>.
- Saturation
Click the box next to <Saturation> and adjust the color saturation of the
camera by clicking the UP / DOWN buttons. This value will be ignored
on monochrome monitors. The range of saturation values is <-128> to
<127>.
- Hue
Click the box next to <Hue> and adjust the hue of the camera. Click
the UP / DOWN buttons to adjust the numeric value. The range of hue
values is <-128> to <127>.
- Reset
Select <Yes> for this item to reset the above video adjustment
settings.
 Audio Association
The item is used to establish the connection between the selected camera
and its corresponding audio-in channel. Click the box next to <Audio
Association> to select <Yes> or <No> to setup the connection.
 Copy Settings
This item allows users to copy the settings of the currently-selected analog
camera to any other connected analog cameras. Enter this menu and select
one or more target analog cameras. Then select <Confirm> to apply the
settings.
Copy Settings
Copy To:
01
02
09
10
Select All
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03
04
05
06
07
08
11
12
13
14
15
16
Deselect All
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Record Setup
The following factors will influence the total record time of DVRN960:
 HDD capacity
 Image quality settings
 Recording rate (Picture per Second)
 Event settings
The greater the recording rate and the higher the quality setting are, the shorter the
recording duration. Most of the related factors can be set here in this submenu.
The Record menu allows users to set recording quality, recording schedules, and other
recording parameters. Click <Record> in the Main Menu, and the following menu will be
displayed.
Record
Record Mode Setup
Schedule Setup
Preset Config
ezRecord Setup
Advance Schedule Setup
Data Lifetime Setup
Circular Recording
Audio Recording
Purge Data
Best Quality
On
On
< Record Mode Setup >
Enter this menu to setup record resolution. The relative record settings, such as preset
configuration, will follow the record mode setting. The menu is displayed as the following.
Record Mode Setup
Record Resolution
Record Format
Max Rec. PPS
CBR/VBR
WD1
H264
480
CBR
 Record Resolution
Select resolution of the recorded video from WD1, D1, and HD1.
 Record Format
The video format will be H.264 compression. This item is “read-only”.
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 Max Rec. PPS
This item will remain constant. With different video systems, NTSC and PAL,
the maximum recording PPS varies.
For NTSC video system, the maximum recording PPS is 480 for 16CH
models. For 8CH models, the maximum recording PPS is 240, while for 4CH
models, it will be 120.
As for PAL video system, the maximum recording PPS will be 400 for 16CH
models, 200PPS for 8CH models, and 100PPS for 4CH models.
 CBR / VBR
This item allows users to select an encoding method for the unit.
CBR, Constant Bit Rate, is a way to encode a file at a fixed rate. It also
indicates a CBR file has consistent file size and quality.
VBR, Variable Bit Rate, allocates an appropriate amount of data per second,
depending on the complexity of the video file.
It is strongly suggested to use CBR encoding when reliable video quality is
the top priority.
NOTE: Since a VBR file does not have a fixed size, the HDD space
usage cannot be calculated; thus, ezRecord function is not supported
for VBR mode. Therefore, if ezRecord is selected as the preset record
configuration, the option of this menu item will automatically be set as
<CBR>.
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< Schedule Setup >
This submenu is used to set the day and night time, or weekend recording schedule. The
Day and Night Schedules are used to define daytime and night time; the Weekend
Schedule can be modified for weekends and holidays. Select <Schedule Setup> from the
Record menu; the following menu is displayed.
Schedule Setup
Day Time Start
Day Time End
Night Time Start
Night Time End
Weekend Schedule
Weekend Start
Weekend End
AM
PM
AM
PM
06:00
06:00
06:00
06:00
On
Fri PM 06:00
Mon AM 06:00
 Day / Night Time Start / End
The Day / Night Start Time and End Time determines the duration of day /
night recording time. Time is indicated in 1-minute increment. The time
display format in this menu is based on the setting of <Time Display Mode> in
<System>.
 Weekend Schedule
<Weekend Schedule> determines whether a weekend schedule is in effect.
Choose <On> to enable the related weekend settings.
 Weekend Start / End
<Weekend Start> indicates the specific day and time when the weekend
schedule should begin, for example, Fri PM 06:00. <Weekend End> indicates
the specific day and time when the weekend schedule should end, for
example, Mon AM 06:00. Time is indicated in 1-minute increment.
Note that the value users have set indicates when the regular Day and Night
schedule ends, and Weekend recording begins.
< Preset Record Configuration >
<Preset Config> is used to select the preset recording quality. Different preset recording
quality levels are offered for users to choose: <Best Quality>, <Standard>, <Extended
Record>, <Event Only>, <ezRecord>, <512Kbps DSL>, <256Kbps DSL>, <128Kbps DSL>,
and <Adv. Schedule>. The default setting is <Best Quality>.
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< ezRecord Setup >
This item aims to ease the complicated record settings, and to make the setup much easier.
Note that this item can be accessed only when <ezRecord> is selected as the option for
<Preset Config>.
Select <ezRecord Setup> from <Record> and the menu is displayed as below.
ezRecord Setup
How Many Days To Record
Daytime Record
Night Record
Weekend Record
Average Normal PPS
Average Normal Quality
22 Days
Yes
Yes
Yes
30
Best
Follow these steps to Setup ezRecord:
Click the box next to <How Many Days To Record>, and click the UP / DOWN buttons or
scroll the mouse wheel to choose an option. The average normal PPS and Quality will be
adjusted automatically. The maximum of recording days depends on the size of the
installed HDD. In other words, the larger the size of the installed HDD, the more days the
DVR can record.
Click the box next to <Daytime Record>, which determines whether the DVR will record
during daytime. Select <Yes> to enable daytime recording, or <No> to disable.
Repeat the same procedures above for <Night Record> and <Weekend Record>,
respectively. Note that <Weekend Record> will be inaccessible if <Weekend Schedule>
in <Schedule Setup> is set to <Off>.
Click the box next to <Average Normal PPS>, and select a value from the pull-down list.
<How Many Days To Record> will be computed automatically.
Select a preferred quality under <Average Normal Quality>. <How Many Days To
Record> will be computed automatically.
NOTE: The current number of connected cameras will affect the recording quality
automatically calculated through <ezRecord Setup>. Therefore, once the number of
the connected cameras is changed, users should re-access the <ezRecord Setup>
menu for the DVR to reset the values.
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< Advance Schedule Setup >
When <Adv. Schedule> is selected as the option for <Preset Config>, users need to further
configure the schedule and recording settings under this menu. Click <Advance Schedule
Setup>, and the menu is shown as below.
NOTE: <Advance Schedule Setup> can only be accessed when <Preset Config> is
set to <Adv. Schedule>.
Advance Schedule Setup
Schedule Table
Recording Profile Setup
Holiday Setup
 Schedule Table
In this menu, users can assign recording type for days in a week by hours.
Moreover, the recording type for pre-defined holidays can also be specified
here. Refer to the steps below to setup the schedule table.
Click on a preferred recording type at the bottom.
Click at any grid of time to assign the selected recording type.
Click on any hour on the top to fill up the column.
Click on any day on the left to fill up the roll.
Click on the top left grid to always record with the selected recording type.
Click on the <Confirm> button to save the setting.
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 Recording Profile Setup
Enter this menu to setup normal and event recording options for Profile 1,
Profile 2 and Profile 3 for each channel. Follow the steps below to complete
the setting.
Recording Profile Setup
Cameral Select
Normal PPS
Normal Qlty
Event PPS
Event Qlty
Copy Settings
Profile 1
30
Best
30
Best
Profile 2
30
Best
30
Best
CH01
Profile 3
30
Best
30
Best
- Camera Select
The item is used to select a desired channel for setting the parameters.
Click the box next to <Camera Select> to select a channel from the
pull-down list.
- Normal PPS
Normal PPS (Picture Per Second) is used to set the recording rate for
normal videos. Users can setup different PPS for each channel and
profile according to the application.
- Normal Qlty
This item is used to set the picture size for normal video recording. The
available options are: <Low>, <Fair>, <Mid>, <High>, and <Best>.
- Event PPS
Event PPS is used to set the event recording rate for event videos.
Normally, the Event PPS is set to equal or greater than Normal PPS;
the setting depends on the application. If the Event PPS is set to <0>,
the DVRN960 will stop recording event video when alarm occurs.
- Event Qlty
The item is used to set the picture size for event video recording. The
available options are: <Low>, <Fair>, <Mid>, <High>, and <Best>.
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- Copy Settings
This function is for users to copy the settings of the currently-selected
camera to any other connected cameras. Click <Copy Settings> and
select one or more target cameras. After the selection, click <Confirm>
to apply the settings.
 Holiday Setup
The DVR also allows users to define holidays that require special monitoring
and recording settings. The Holiday Setup menu is as below.
Holiday Setup
Holiday List
Add Holiday
01/01
Select a date for <Add Holiday> and the date will be added to the holiday
list.
Select <Holiday List> to see all added holidays.
Users can also remove holidays in the <Holiday List> menu.
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< Data Lifetime Setup >
Data Lifetime indicates the duration that a video is saved and recallable in the HDD. Only
those videos recorded within Data Lifetime can be displayed on the screen and played back.
The video exceeds Data Lifetime will be hidden and cannot be retrieved for playback.
Data Lifetime Setup
Data Lifetime Mode
Data Lifetime
Data Lifetime By Day
Data Lifetime By Channel
General
0 Days
NOTE: To playback a video beyond the data lifetime, extend the duration till the
recording data / time of the video is included.
 Data Lifetime Mode
This item allows the user to choose preferred data lifetime mode. There are
three types of data lifetime mode: General, By Day, and By Channel. When a
specific mode is selected, further settings of the other two will be grayed out
and cannot be accessed.
 Data Lifetime
When data lifetime mode is set as <General>, this item will be accessible.
Click the UP / DOWN buttons to set the data lifetime. The value ranges from
<1> to <365> days. Alternatively, select <0> to disable this function.
 Data Lifetime By Day
When data lifetime mode is set as <By Day>, this item will be accessible.
Enter this menu and users can setup data lifetime of each weekday
separately. The value ranges from <1> to <365> days. Alternatively, select
<0> to disable this function.
 Data Lifetime By Channel
When data lifetime mode is set as <By Channel>, this item will be accessible.
Enter this menu and users can setup data lifetime of each channel separately.
The value ranges from <1> to <365> days. Alternatively, select <0> to disable
this function.
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< Circular Recording >
Users can choose to record video in circular mode or in linear mode. If circular mode is
selected, the DVR will store new videos into the HDD spaces while overwriting the oldest
recorded videos. Alternatively, if linear mode is selected, the DVR will stop recording when
HDD is full. The percentage of HDD usage will be displayed as an icon in the status bar.
Furthermore, an alert icon will be displayed in the status bar when HDD usage reaches
98%. In the mean time, an internal buzzer will start beeping.
From the Record menu, set <Circular Recording> to <On> or <Off> to enable or disable the
circular recording mode.
< Audio Recording >
This item allows users to enable / disable audio recording function of the DVR. When it is
set to <On>, audio input is recorded and saved with the video. When it is set to <Off>, audio
is ignored.
< Purge Data >
This item is used to delete the Normal or Event videos. In <Record>, select <Purge Data>;
the <Purge Data> menu is shown as below.
Purge Data
Purge All Data
Purge All Event Data
Purge Event Before
Start To Purge
No
No
2000/01/01
No
 Purge All Data
This item is used to delete all videos from the database. Set this item to
<Yes>, and start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>.
 Purge All Event Data
This item is used to delete all event videos from the database. Select <Yes>
and start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>.
 Purge Event Before
This item is used to delete event video before a specific date. Select a
preferred date and start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>.
 Start To Purge
After the videos to be deleted are selected, set this item to <Yes> to start the
deletion, or select <No> to cancel.
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Sequence Setup
The Sequence menu allows users to set the camera sequence schedule and dwell time for
main and call monitor. Select <Sequence> in Main Menu, and the menu displays as follows.
Items in the Sequence menu are described in the subsections.
Sequence
Main Monitor Dwell
Main Monitor Schedule
Call Monitor Dwell
Call Monitor Schedule
5 Sec
5 Sec
< Main / Call Monitor Dwell >
These items are used to set the dwell time, which is the duration of time elapsed before
switching to the next channel. The dwell time ranges from 1 to 120 seconds.
< Main / Call Monitor Schedule >
This item is used to set sequence schedules of the main / call monitor. Click <Main Monitor
Schedule>, and the menu is displayed as follows.
Main Monitor Schedule
CH1
CH5
CH9
CH13
► CH2
► CH6
► CH10
► CH14
Confirm
►
►
►
►
CH3
CH7
CH11
CH15
► CH4
► CH8
► CH12
► CH16
Cancel
►
►
►
►
Follow these steps to set a sequence:
Assign a channel to the order of the sequence.
Continue the step until the sequence is completed.
To setup a sequence with less than the maximum number of entries, select <Circular> to
end the sequence.
Follow the same steps to setup <Call Monitor Schedule>.
The maximum number of entries in a sequence equals to the number of channels. A
camera or multiple cameras can be included in the sequence multiple times.
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Event Setup
This menu allows users to determine behaviors of the DVRN960 in response to alarm
events. In the Main Menu, select <Event>, and the following menu is displayed. Items in the
Event menu are described in the following subsections.
Event
Internal Buzzer
Event Icon
Alert Notification Setup
Event Full Screen
Event Duration
Per Channel Config
E-mail Management
On
On
None
20 Sec
< Internal Buzzer >
This item allows users to enable / disable internal buzzer of the DVRN960. Set to <On>, the
buzzer is activated in response to alarm events. Set to <Off>, the buzzer is not activated.
< Event Icon >
This item enables (On) / disables (Off) the display of event icons on the main monitor when
an alarm event occurs. The event icons are represented by a letter respectively. The
descriptions are as the following table.
Event Icon
A
M
L
Event Type
Alarm in event
Motion detection event
Video loss event
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< Alert Notification Setup >
This function allows users to send alert notifications to the CMS program which is installed
to the computer. For detailed setup instruction, please refer to the CMS user’s manual.
Alert Notification Setup
Alert Configuration Set
Alert Notification
Alert IP
Alert Port
Alive Interval
1
OFF
0.0.0.0
9999
120 Sec
 Alert Configuration Set
<Alert Configuration Set> provides 3 sets of Alert Notification, IP, and Port.
 Alert Notification
Four options are included in this item; <OFF>, <Event>, <Alive>, and <Both>.
<OFF>: The Alert Notification is turned off.
<Event>: When the alarm is triggered, the DVR will send an alert message to
the CMS.
<Alive>: The DVR will send an alive message to the CMS every N second to
show users that the connection between the DVR and CMS is
active. The time interval N can be adjusted in <Alive Interval>.
<Both>: This enables the DVR to send both Event and Alive alert messages
to the CMS.
 Alert IP
The Alert IP must match the IP address of the computer which installed the
CMS.
 Alert Port
The ports for DVR and the CMS Alert MUST be the same.
 Alive Interval
Users can define the time interval (1 to 255 seconds) between each alive
message. This item will not be accessible if the alert notification menu is set
to <OFF> or <Event>.
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< Event Full Screen >
This function allows the DVR to display the alarm channel in full-screen when an alarm is
triggered.
Select <None> to disable this function, or select <Main> to display the alarm channel on
Main Monitor when an alarm is triggered. Choose <Call> to display the alarm channel on
Call Monitor. Alternatively, select <Both> to display the alarm channel on both Main Monitor
and Call Monitor.
< Event Duration >
This item determines the duration of the buzzer and Alarm Out relay function after an alarm
is triggered. The available event duration range is from 5 seconds to 999 seconds.
< Per Channel Config >
This menu is used to configure the <Video Loss Detect>, <Motion Detect>, <Alarm In> and
<Alarm Out> settings for each channel. The menu is displayed as below.
Per Channel Config
Channel Select
Video Loss Detect
Motion Detect
Detection Config
Alarm In
Alarm Out
Copy Event Settings
CH01
Off
Off
OFF
OFF
 Channel Select
The item is used to select a desired channel for setting the parameters. Click
the box next to <Channel Select> to select a channel.
 Video Loss Detect
This item allows users to enable or disable Video Loss as an alarm event.
Select <On> to enable Video Loss alarm events, or <Off> to disable.
 Motion Detect
This item allows users to enable or disable motion detection function of the
DVR. Select <On> to enable Motion Detect alarm events, or <Off> to disable.
If motion detection function is enabled, it is required to define motion
detection parameters, such as detection area and sensitivity settings in
<Detection Config>.
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 Detection Configuration
If <Motion Detection> is enabled, the motion detection parameters should be setup.
Select a channel in <Channel Select>, and then click <Detection Config>. The
Detection Configuration menu displays as follows.
Detection Config
Detected Area Setup
Sensitivity
Area Threshold
88%
6%
- Detected Area Setup
The Detected Area, consisting of 192 (16×12) detection grids, is
displayed as below. Follow the steps to setup the detected area.
Click and drag the mouse to select or de-select a detection area. A
pull-down list will be displayed after the mouse is released.
Select <Block Select> to set the grid(s) as a motion detection area,
or select <Cancel> to abort.
Then, right click the USB mouse, another pull-down list, which
include <Select All>, <Deselect All>, and <Confirm>, will be shown.
Click on <Select All> to select all grids as motion detection area.
Alternatively, select <Deselect All> to deactivate all grids.
After the setting is completed, right click and select <Confirm> to
save the setting, and return to the <Detection Config> menu.
- Sensitivity
This item is used to set the sensitivity of detection grids. A greater
value indicates more sensitive motion detection. A motion alarm will be
triggered once the amount of motion detected area exceeds the
Threshold value.
Adjust the value by clicking the UP / DOWN buttons next to
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<Sensitivity>. The value is increased by 4% increment.
- Area Threshold
<Area Threshold> means the motion trigger level. If the percentage of
the triggered grids out of the total detection area is greater than the set
value, the motion alarm will be triggered.
For example, if 10 grids are selected, and the <Area Threshold> value
is set to 70%, the motion alarm will be triggered when 7 grids are
motion-detected.
Adjust the percentage by clicking the UP / DOWN buttons next to
<Area Threshold>. The value is increased by 1% increment.
 Alarm In
This item allows users to enable / disable alarm input detection. According to
users’ application, select <N/O> (Normal Open) or <N/C> (Normal Close) to
enable the alarm input detection, or select <OFF> to disable the detection.
If <Alarm In> is set to <N/C>, but no device is installed, an alarm will be
triggered and the Event Icon <A> will always be displayed on the monitor until
this item is changed to <N/O> or <OFF>, or when a device is installed to the
unit.
 Alarm Out
This item allows users to enable / disable the alarm output on the selected
channel to activate the relay. The signal can be a light or siren to caution an
alarm event. Select <ON> to enable the alarm output, or <OFF> to disable.
 Copy Event Settings
This item allows users to copy the event settings of the currently-selected
camera to any other connected cameras. Enter this menu and select one or
more target cameras. Then select <Confirm> to apply the settings.
Copy Event Settings
Copy To:
01
02
09
10
Select All
03
04
05
06
07
08
11
12
13
14
15
16
Deselect All
Confirm
Cancel
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< E-mail Management >
Three sets of e-mails can be defined in this menu for receiving event / alarm notices.
E-mail Management
E-mail Select
E-mail Activate
E-mail Address
E-mail Video Attachment
E-mail Video Attachment Size
Event/Alarm Selection
SMTP Server Setup
1
Off
Off
100KB
 E-mail Select
Select a number to setup its e-mail related settings.
 E-mail Activate
This item enables (On) / disables (Off) the e-mail notification of events /
alarms. When an event / alarm is triggered and <E-mail Activate> is enabled,
an e-mail regarding the event / alarm will be sent to the pre-defined e-mail
address.
NOTE: In order to send an event notification e-mail successfully, be
sure that the DVR is connecting to the internet.
 E-mail Address
This item is used to edit the e-mail address where event / alarm notification
will be sent. Follow these steps to setup the e-mail address.
Click the box or the keyboard icon next to <E-mail Address>. A virtual
keyboard displays.
Click to add the e-mail address to the entry field.
After finishing the settings, click <OK> to save the settings and exit.
 E-mail Video Attachment
The function allows the DVR to send a brief AVI video regarding the event /
alarm. In other words, the notification e-mail will attach an AVI video that
contains one event / alarm of the event channel. Select <On> to enable this
function; or select <Off> to disable it.
NOTE: The video clips of the e-mail attachment will ONLY be in *.avi
format. Please download the Divx Player from www.divx.com to play
the *.avi files.
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 E-Mail Attachment Size
According to users’ needs, users can set the video size under this item. The
maximum size is 500 KB.
 Event/Alarm Selection
This menu lists different types of events and alarms that users can choose
whether to send notification e-mails when any of them occurs. Select <Yes>
to enable e-mail notification of the chosen event / alarm. Otherwise, select
<No> to disable it.
Event/Alarm Selection
Event/Alarm
Motion Detect Event
Video Loss Event
Alarm Trigger Event
UPS Power Failure Alarm
Disk Error Alarm
Selection
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
 SMTP Server Setup
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is a protocol for sending e-mail
messages between servers. SMTP is a relatively simple, text-based protocol
that one or more recipients of a message are specified and the message text
is transferred.
Select <SMTP Setup> from <E-mail Management>; the menu displays as
follows.
SMTP Setup
E-mail via SMTP
SMTP Server
SMTP Port
SMTP Account
SMTP Password
Use SSL Connection
Off
25
Off
- E-mail via SMTP
The item enables users to determine whether to send e-mails via
SMTP. Select <On> to send e-mail via SMTP; if not, select <Off>.
- SMTP Server
This item enables users to set the SMTP server. Contact the network
service provider for more specific information.
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Follow the steps to setup the SMTP Server.
Select <SMTP Server> from the SMTP Setup menu. A virtual
keyboard displays.
! @ #
1 2 3
A B C
N O P
a b c
n o p
<<
* 4 5
D E
Q R
d e
q r
>>
_
+
6
F
S
f
s
=
,
.
/
7 8 9 0
G H I J K
T U V W X
g h i
j k
t u v w x
Space
Cancel
←
Del
L M
Y Z
l m
y z
OK
Click to add characters to the entry field.
When it is done, click <OK> to save the settings and exit.
- SMTP Port
The item is used to change SMTP port to another port, if necessary.
SMTP usually is implemented to operate over Internet port 25.
To change the SMTP port, click the UP / DOWN buttons to change the
values in the selected field.
- SMTP Account
The item allows users to setup the SMTP username. Follow these
steps to setup the login username.
Click <SMTP Account> from the SMTP Setup menu. A virtual
keyboard displays.
Click to add characters to the entry field.
When it is done, click <OK> to save the settings and exit.
- SMTP Password
The item allows users to setup the SMTP password. Follow these
steps to setup the password.
Select <SMTP Password>, and a virtual keyboard displays.
Click to add characters to the entry field.
When it is done, click <OK> to save the settings and exit.
- Use SSL Connection
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, which provides communications
security over the Internet. Select <On> for this item to enable SSL
connection. Otherwise, select <Off> to disable SSL connection.
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Database Setup
The menu displays information of internal and external HDDs. In the Main Menu, select
<Database>, and the following menu is displayed.
Database
Total Size
Free Size
Avail. Rec Time
Internal Disks
Data Protection
Repair On Power Loss
xxxGB
xxxGB (Circular)
Circular
On
NOTE: If the detection of HDDs fails, the message “HDD fail” will be displayed.
< Total / Free Size >
Total Size shows the total storage capacity of HDD that was added to the database. The
Free Size indicates free space available for recording into the HDD. “Circular” will be shown
if the DVR is set to record in circular mode. The information is “read-only”.
< Avail. Rec Time >
This item indicates the available time duration for recording. If the DVR is set to record in
circular mode, this item will show “Circular”. This information is “read-only”.
NOTE: If VBR mode is selected in <Record Mode Setup>, the available time will not
be able to be calculated. Thus, no value will be displayed for this item.
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< Internal Disks >
Select <Internal Disks> to view information of the storage devices connected to the DVR.
The menu is displayed as below.
Device Name
#: xxxxxxx-xxxxxx
Internal Disks
Active
Yes
Detail
No
Action
None
<Device Name> and <Active> are “read-only”. The number in front of the device name
represents the SATA port that the HDD is connected to. If no storage device is connected to
the DVR, the message “No Available Items!” will be displayed.
NOTE: If the file system of the internal HDDs is not compatible for the DVR, the
system will format the internal HDDs automatically without notification.
Active
This item indicates if the HDD is added to the database. <Yes> means the HDD is
added to the database.
Detail
This item enables users to view the S.M.A.R.T. information of the selected internal
disks. Click and select <Yes>, and the S.M.A.R.T. information of the selected
internal disk will be displayed on the screen.
Action
This item allows users to add the HDD to the database or remove it from the
database. The options are <NONE> (no action), <ADD> (add the selected HDD to
the database), <REMOVE> (remove the selected HDD from the database),
<FORMAT> (format the selected HDD), and <REPAIR> (repair the selected HDD).
NOTE: Before detaching an external HDD from the DVR, ALWAYS
remember to remove it from the database first.
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< Data Protection >
Enter this menu to select the data users wish to protect from data purging or overwriting.
Data Protection
Event
PM 01:29:08
Yes
PM 01:42:41
Yes
AM 09:36:02
Yes
PM 12:45:31
No
PM 12:55:56
No
Date Time
2014/03/06
2014/03/06
2014/03/07
2014/03/07
2014/03/07
First Page
<<<
<<
<
>
Loc.
INT01
INT01
INT01
INT01
INT01
>>
Lock
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
>>>
The first column shows the date/time information. The second column shows whether the
data contains event videos. The third column shows the location where the data is stored.
From the fourth column, users can change the option to <YES> to protect the selected data.
When the data is no more important, users can change the option back to <NO>.
< Repair On Power Loss >
This item enables the DVR to do auto HDD scan after it is powered on, if the DVR
previously experienced unexpected power loss or was not shutdown properly. If auto scan
fails, formatting of HDD is required. The preset is <On>. This helps to secure the data
saved in the HDD. Therefore, it is suggested to keep this function enabled.
NOTE: If password protection is enabled, login with authorized account will be
prompted before HDD format. For details of HDD scan, please refer to the User’s
Manual for more information.
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Configuration
The Configuration menu can be used to restore the default factory settings, import / export
configuration, and view / export system log. Select <Configuration> from the Main Menu,
and the following menu is displayed. Items in this menu are described in the following
subsections.
Configuration
Load Factory Default
Import Config
Export Config
System Log
Operation Log
No
Off
< Load Factory Default >
This item is to load the factory default setting. Select <Yes> to restore the factory default
setting from the “read-only” memory, or select <No> to cancel.
< Import Configuration >
This item allows users to load a DVR configuration that is saved in an external drive. To
import a configuration that was previously exported, make sure the device with the saved
configuration is connected to the DVR. Select <Import Config> from the Configuration
menu. The following menu is displayed.
Import Config
Config Name
xxxx-xxxx
xxx-xx
Select
No
No
Select one of the available configuration files, and choose <Yes> to start importing the
configuration.
NOTE: If the record mode of the imported configuration is different from the DVR’s
current configuration, a warning message “Warning!! System will reboot if record
mode differ” will be shown.
NOTE: DO NOT remove the external device used for importing configuration before
the DVR completely reboots, otherwise it will be formatted.
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< Export Configuration >
Users are allowed to save a DVR configuration by exporting it to an external drive, such as
a USB Flash Drive. Before exporting the configuration, make sure the device in which the
configuration will be saved is attached to the DVR correctly. Select <Export Config> from
the Configuration menu. The following menu is displayed.
Export Config
Copy Destination
Config Name
Begin Export
No
Items in this menu are described in the following sections.
 Copy Destination
Select this item to list available destinations (external storage devices) where
the configuration can be exported. Select a destination and choose <Yes> to
set it as the copy destination. Note that saving a different configuration to the
same destination with the same file name will overwrite the previous
configuration file without warning.
Copy Destination
Device Name
xxxx-xxxx
Select
No
NOTE: For models with built-in DVD+RW, it is not allowed to select
the DVD+RW as a copy destination.
 Configuration Name
This item allows users to assign a name to the exported configuration file.
Use the virtual keyboard to enter the configuration file name. Note that the file
name can only contain up to 15 characters, including spaces.
 Begin Export
Select <Yes> to begin exporting the configuration file, or <No> to abort the
export.
NOTE: It is strongly recommended to export configuration before
upgrading the DVR system. Also, backup the configuration routinely is
recommended, in case for unexpected condition.
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< System Log >
Select <System Log> and a list of system logs will be displayed on the screen. Users can
export the system log as a data file to an external storage device. Connect a USB storage
device and select <Export> to export the system log file to the USB storage device. Note
that in the mean time, a digital signature file will also be exported.
< Operation Log >
Set <Operation Log> to <On> and operation logs will start to be recorded in the system log.
Alternatively, set to <Off> and operation logs will not be part of the system log.
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Export
The Export menu enables users to export recorded video with or without digital signature to
a USB storage device, or to a DVD+RW. Make sure an external storage device is available
and connected to the appropriate port for video export.
The exported videos will be named by the exporting date and time, and classified by event
types. When the recorded video is exported with digital signature, the output will be four
files, including *.gpg, *.avi (*.drv), *.sig and readme.txt. Exporting a video whose size is
1GB with digital signature may take about 30 minutes.
NOTE: For models with built-in DVD+RW, the inserted disc will be ejected when its
capacity is 99% full.
Export
Select Device
Select Ch:
From:
To:
Select Events
Data Type
Export Format
Digital Signature
Erase Disc
Begin Export
Ch1 Ch2 Ch3 Ch4 Ch5 Ch6 All
2014/03/07 AM 07:50:05
2014/03/09 PM 03:09:18
Normal
Original
No
No
No
NOTE: The system log will keep records of all video exportations, including duration,
start time, and end time.
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< Select Device >
The available external devices for exporting video will be listed by name and free size in the
Select Device menu. The Select Device menu displays as follows.
Select Device
Device Name
xxx-xxx-x-x-xx
xx-xxx-xx-xxxx
Available
256 MB
7565 MB
Sel
NO
NO
NOTE: The DVR only exports files to external USB drives with FAT32
format. Please format the external device (<Database>  <External
Device>, select the device to format), or make sure the USB drive is in
FAT32 format before it is connected to the DVR.
NOTE: The volume of the FAT32 file system can only be up to 2TB.
Therefore, it is not recommended to format any HDD with capacity greater
than 2TB to FAT32 file system; otherwise, the volume beyond 2TB will be
wasted.
Device Name
The item shows the name of the available devices.
Available
The item shows the free space of the available devices.
Sel
Set this item to <Yes> to set the selected device as the exporting destination.
NOTE: For models with DVD+RW, the item <Erase Disc> from the Export
menu will be grayed out when the selected device is not a DVD+RW. For
models without DVD+RW, the item <Erase Disc> cannot be accessed.
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< Select Channel >
The item is used to select channels to export. Click to select or de-select a channel.
NOTE: This item is only available when <Export Format> is set to <DRV> or <AVI>.
If <Export Format> is set to <Original>, all channels will be selected.
< From / To Time >
These items are used to set the time which data export begins and ends. Click to select the
date / time by clicking the UP / DOWN buttons or scrolling the mouse wheel.
NOTE: When the Start / End Time are set, remember to select the exporting Data
Type.
< Select Events >
Select the item to display the event list for exporting event video. Set <Sel> column of the
exporting event(s) to <YES>.
NOTE: This item is only available when <Data Type> is set to <Event> or <Both>.
< Data Type >
This item is used to select the exporting video type. The options are <Normal> (export
normal videos only), <Event> (export event videos only) and <Both> (export both normal
and event videos).
NOTE: If users want to export the selected event video by using the item <Select
Event>, users have to set <From> and <To> to the same day and time. Otherwise,
not only the selected event video will be exported to the selected destination, but
also other event videos recorded during the period between <From> and <To>.
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< Export Format >
This item is for selecting the exporting video format. The options are <DRV>, <AVI>, and
<Original>. The DRV and AVI files are compressed video files, while the original files are
raw data of the unit’s recorded video.
The DRV and original files can only be played back with the remote monitoring software
and DVRPlayer, and multiple-camera video can be played back from one file. The AVI files
can be played back with Windows Media Player. Note that if multiple channels are exported
for AVI files, each channel is exported to an individual file.
NOTE: <Select Ch:> is only available when <Export Format> is set to <DRV> or
<AVI>. If the video format is set to <Original>, all channels will be selected under
<Select Ch:>.
< Digital Signature >
The Digital Signature function enables users to export videos with the unit’s unique
signature key. It aims to authenticate that a video clip was exported from the unit and has
not been modified. Users can export video clips with or without a digital signature file (*.sig).
Set the item to <Yes> to export with the signature file, or <No> to export without it.
Make sure that an external storage device, such as a USB Hard Drive or USB ThumbDrive,
is available and connected to the correct port for exportation.
For more information about verifying digital signature, see Appendix B: DVR Player.
< Erase Disc >
This function is used to remove information found on a DVD+RW disk prior to writing new
information. Select <Yes>, and the data on the DVD+RW will be erased when the exporting
process begins.
NOTE: This item can only be accessed by models with built-in DVD+RW. For
models without DVD+RW, this item will be grayed out and cannot be accessed.
< Begin Export >
Set this item to <Yes> and the DVR will prepare to export the selected recorded video. The
Backup Confirmation window will be displayed for users to double confirm the data of the
exporting video. Click <Yes> to begin the exportation.
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AUX Setup
The AUX setup menu is for users to configure the settings of UPS. The AUX setup menu is
displayed as below
AUX
UPS Setup
< UPS Setup >
When users wish to connect the DVR to the power source via a UPS device, the required
connections are illustrated as the following figure. The USB cable is for data communication
between the DVR and the UPS device.
Power Cable
UPS Device
Power Cable
USB Cable
The UPS Setup menu is as the following.
UPS Setup
UPS Protocol
Power Failure Scenario
UPS Shutdown Setting
UPS Info
None
None
 UPS Protocol
This item is for users to select an appropriate UPS protocol. Note that if the
UPS protocol is set to <None>, <UPS Info> will be grayed out and not
available for setup.
 Power Failure Scenario
For this item, users can choose what action the DVR should take when power
failure occurs. If <Shutdown> is selected, users have to do further setting
under <UPS Shutdown Setting>. Otherwise, select <None>, and the power of
the DVR will be cut off when electricity of the UPS device totally runs out.
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 UPS Shutdown Setting
When <Power Failure Scenario> is set to <Shutdown>, this item will be
available. Users have to setup under which condition the DVR should begin to
automatically shutdown. The menu is shown as below.
UPS Shutdown Setting
Min Remaining Battery Level
Min Remaining Run Time
Delay To Activate
5%
5 mins
10 secs
NOTE: The DVR will begin to shutdown when one of the first two
conditions is satisfied.
- Min Remaining Battery Level
For this item, users can decide the DVR should begin to shutdown
when the remaining battery level reaches the specific percentage. The
ranges are from 5% to 95%.
- Min Remaining Run Time
For this item, users can decide the DVR should begin to shutdown
when the remaining run time reaches the specific value. The range is
from 5 minutes to 30 minutes.
- Delay To Activate
This item allows users to set the delay time before the DVR begins to
shutdown. The ranges are from 10 seconds to 20 seconds.
 UPS Info
After UPS protocol is set to <APC>, this item will be available. Users can
check UPS related information as shown below.
UPS Info
UPS Model
UPS Protocol
UPS Status
Remaining Battery Level
Remaining Run Time
Query Time
*****
*****
Lost Communication
77 %
93 mins
16 secs ago
- UPS Model
This item shows the model name of the UPS device.
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- UPS Protocol
This item shows the protocol of the UPS device.
- UPS Status
This item will show the connection status between the DVR and the
UPS device. Refer to below for the description of each displayed value.
Unknown
This will be displayed when no UPS device is connected.
Lost Communication
This means there might be problems due to the USB cable connection
between the DVR and the UPS device.
Online
This will be shown when everything is in good condition.
On Battery
This will means the power source is not available. The DVR is running
based on the battery of the UPS device.
- Remaining Battery Level
This item shows the remaining battery level of the UPS device.
- Remaining Run Time
This item shows the remaining run time of the UPS device.
- Query Time
This item tells the last retrieving time of the UPS information. Normally,
the information will be refreshed every 5 seconds when the UPS status
is <Online> or <On Battery>. However, when there is error on USB
cable connection and the UPS status shows <Lost Communication>,
the query time will be more than 5 seconds.
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Shutdown
This menu is used to shutdown or reboot the DVR. If users must shutdown the DVRN960
for any reason, please follow the proper shutdown and power-on procedures to avoid any
potential damages to the DVR.
Shutdown
Power Off
Reboot
Power Key Privilege
Auth
< Power Off >
Select this item to shutdown the DVR. Do not remove the power source during shutdown
procedure until the monitor turns black.
< Reboot >
Select this item to reboot the DVR. The message “System rebooting…” will be displayed on
the monitor which indicates the DVR is rebooting.
< Power Key Privilege >
According to the setting of this item, users are able to quick shutdown the DVR via long
pressing the Power Key. This item defines the action of the Power Key. The options are
<Auth>, <Confirm>, <Direct>, and <Disable>. The following explains each option.
<Auth>: This will ask users to login with an authorized account, when Password
Protection function is enabled. If Password Protection function is disabled, the
action will be the same as the next option <Confirm>.
<Confirm>: When this option is selected, a confirmation message will be shown
after the Power Key is long pressed. Users can confirm or cancel the quick
shutdown function.
<Direct>: For users who wish to enable the quick shutdown function without any
confirmation or login process, select this option and the DVR will automatically
shutdown after the Power Key is long pressed.
<Disable>: Select this option to disable the quick shutdown function.
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Appendix A: Record Duration
The record duration varies based on the HDD capacity and the settings of resolution,
recording quality and events. The following tables give a sample calculation of record
duration according to different HDD capacities with different settings of resolution and
recording quality, excluding consideration of events. The recording quality refers to the
quality setting of <Recording Profile Setup> under <Advance Schedule Setup> from the
Record menu.
NOTE: Record duration times are based on actual tests and represent average file
sizes. Performance may vary from specific installations and usages. In addition, for
each channel, audio recording requires 8 KB per second (or 0.7 GB per day) for data
storage.
The following three tables are categorized by record resolution. Each table lists how many
days the DVR can record (audio included).
WD1
NTSC: 30PPS
Low (4 KB)
PAL: 25PPS
NTSC PAL
(Per Channel)
1 TB Internal Storage
16CH Models
4.44
5.27
8CH Models
8.87
10.54
4CH Models
17.75 21.09
2 TB Internal Storage
16 CH Models
8.91
10.58
8CH Models
17.82 21.17
4CH Models
35.63 42.33
D1
NTSC: 30PPS
Low (2 KB)
PAL: 25PPS
NTSC PAL
(Per Channel)
1 TB Internal Storage
16CH Models
8.45
9.94
8CH Models
16.89 19.89
4CH Models
33.79 39.78
2 TB Internal Storage
16CH Models
16.96 19.97
8CH Models
33.92 39.93
4CH Models
67.83 79.86
Recording Quality Mode
Fair (5 KB)
Mid (6 KB)
High (7 KB)
Best (8 KB)
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
3.59
7.17
14.35
4.27
8.54
17.07
3.01
6.02
12.04
3.59
7.17
14.35
2.59
5.18
10.37
3.09
6.18
12.37
2.28
4.55
9.11
2.72
5.44
10.87
7.20
14.40
28.80
8.57
17.14
34.28
6.04
12.08
24.16
7.20
14.40
28.80
5.20
10.41
20.81
6.21
12.41
24.83
4.57
9.14
18.28
5.46
10.91
21.82
Recording Quality Mode
Fair (3 KB)
Mid (4 KB)
High (5 KB)
Best (6 KB)
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
5.82
11.64
23.27
6.89
17.38
27.56
4.44
8.87
17.75
5.27
10.54
21.09
3.59
7.71
14.35
4.27
8.54
17.07
3.01
6.02
12.04
3.59
7.17
14.35
11.68
23.36
46.72
13.83
27.67
55.33
8.91
17.82
35.63
10.58
21.17
42.33
7.20
14.40
28.80
8.57
17.14
34.28
6.04
12.08
24.16
7.20
14.40
28.80
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NTSC: 30PPS
Low (1 KB)
PAL: 25PPS
NTSC PAL
(Per Channel)
1 TB Internal Storage
16CH Models
15.41 17.86
8CH Models
30.82 35.73
4CH Models
61.64 71.45
2 TB Internal Storage
16CH Models
30.93 35.86
8CH Models
61.87 71.72
4CH Models
123.74 143.44
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Fair (2 KB)
Mid (3 KB)
High (4 KB)
Best (5 KB)
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
8.45
16.89
33.79
9.94
19.89
39.78
5.82
11.64
23.27
6.89
17.38
27.56
4.44
8.87
17.75
5.27
10.54
21.09
3.59
7.71
14.35
4.27
8.54
17.07
16.96
33.92
67.83
19.97
39.93
79.86
11.68
23.36
46.72
13.83
27.67
55.33
8.91
17.82
35.63
10.58
21.17
42.33
7.20
14.40
28.80
8.57
17.14
34.28
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Appendix B: DVRPlayer
DVRPlayer is a software that enables users to playback the *.drv files recorded by the
DVRs at a PC site.
NOTE: The DVRPlayer can ONLY accept and playback *.drv files.
First, connect to the DVR via DVRRemote. Then download the DVRPlayer.zip file by
clicking on the link. Extract the zip file to the same folder. Double click on the
DVR_Player.exe, and the main window of the DVRPlayer displays as below.
The main window of the DVRPlayer displays a list of cameras and mode selection buttons
at the left-hand side. Using the mode selection buttons, users can select a desired viewing
mode, including 4-window, 9-window, 16-window, and 20-window.
The functional items are:
1 Deflicker On/Off
2 Smooth Image On/Off
3 Audio On/Off
4 Camera Selection
5 Mode Selection
6 Play Recorded *.drv Files
7 Capture Snapshot
8 Change Viewing Aspect to 4:3
9 Change Picture Size
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Playback the videos on the Data List
Click <PLAY> on the toolbar at the top of the main window. The “Data List” window displays,
shown as the figure below:
The “Data List” shows all recorded videos, “Normal” and “Event” separately, that are stored
in the destination folder appeared at the top. Note that users can also click <Open> on the
top to select a different folder which contains recorded videos. Select one from the list and
click <Playback> at the bottom, then the “Playback” window will be shown as below:
In the <Tool Playback> tab, users can set starting time and displaying cameras of the
selected video. Then click <PLAY> on the upper right-hand corner of the window to start
playback the video with selected starting time and displaying camera on the main window.
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Local Playback the selected *.drv files
In the <Local Playback> tab, as shown below, users can click <Open> to select a specific
*.drv file and click <PLAY> to playback the file on the main window.
Note: If users click the close button at the top-right corner of the “Data List” window,
the following “Playback” window with <Local Playback> tab and <Verify> tab only.
The function of <Verify> tab will be described on the next page.
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Verify digital signature of exported videos
In the <Verify> tab, shown as below, users can authenticate videos with digital signatures.
Follow the steps below to complete the verification.
Select any video from the Data List and click <Verify> at the bottom, then the “Playback”
window will be displayed returning a GOOD or BAD signature result in the <Status Log>
field. A GOOD signature indicates the exported clip has not been altered, whereas a
BAD signature means the video might be changed at some point.
Alternatively, click <Browse> to select the *.gpg, *.drv (or *.avi), *.sig files, which belong
to the video to be authenticated, respectively. After all files are selected, click <Verify>
button to start verifying digital signature.
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Playback Controls
When the video starts to playback on the main window, the playback control buttons will be
displayed on the toolbar at the top of the main window. Please refer to below picture:
Refer to the following table for description of playback control buttons used while playing
back the *.drv file.
ICON
BUTTON
DESCRIPTION
1. Click to playback the video backward. Click repeatedly to
select the desired playback speed from 1X, 2X, 4X, 8X,
Fast Backward /
16X and 32X.
Step Backward
2. When the playback is paused, click once to move one
step backward.
Play
Click to resume the playback. The icon is displayed when
the playback operation is paused.
Pause
Click to pause the playback. The icon is displayed while
playing back the video.
Fast Forward /
Step Forward
1. Click to playback the video forward. Click repeatedly to
select the desired playback speed from 1X, 2X, 4X, 8X,
16X and 32X.
2. When the playback is paused, click once to move one
step forward.
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