Seon Mobile Surveillance Explorer Premier Mobile Digital Video Recording System User guide

Manual Type
*700-0075*
Document Part Number 700-0075 R002
About This Guide
The User Guide is intended for anyone who needs to operate, configure, or
troubleshoot the Explorer MX4 Basic and Plus Mobile Digital Video Recording
(DVR) System. In this guide, both the MX4 Basic and MX4 Plus are referred to as
Explorer MX4. The individual models are referred to as MX4 Basic and MX4
Plus.
Related user guides include:
•
Explorer MX4 Basic and Plus Mobile Digital Video Recording (DVR) System
Installation and Quick Configuration Guide, 700-0077
vMax View User Guide, 700-0137
•
Conventions Used
CAUTION
Cautions identify conditions or practices that could result in damage to the unit or other equipment.
Recommendation: These notes provide tips for optimum performance of the DVR system.
Important: These notes provide important information, which are not as serious as a Caution.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Acronym
Definition
Acronym
Definition
DVR
Digital video recorder
LAN
Local area network
FPS
Frames per second
MPEG
Moving Picture Experts Group
GPS
Global Positioning System
RA
Return Authorization
HD
Hard drive
TCM
Transmission Control Module
HDD
Hard disk drive
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/
Internet Protocol
IPS
Images per second
UTC
Universal Time Coordinated
IR
Infrared
USB
Universal Serial Bus
Finding Information Online
You can find more information about Seon Design Inc. as well as its products and
services at www.seon.com.
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Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction
1.1. Product Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–1
1.1.1. System Components - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–1
1.2. Installation Diagrams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–2
1.3. Recording Capacity for DVR Drive Storage- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–4
1.3.1. Estimated Recording Times in Hours for 500 GB Drive - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–4
1.4. Product Interface and Devices - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–5
1.4.1. DVR Front Panel Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.4.2. DVR Back Panel Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.4.3. Trackball mouse - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.4.4. Remote Control (optional) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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1–6
1–7
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1.5. Accessing DVR Configuration and Operation Controls - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–9
1.5.1. On-Screen Display Access - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–10
1.5.2. vMax Web Access - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–12
Chapter 2
Configuration
2.1. DVR Configuration Options - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–1
2.2. Configuration Main Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–2
2.2.1. Configuration Menu Diagram - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–3
2.2.2. Using the On-screen keyboards - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–4
2.2.3. Time and Date Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–5
2.2.3.1. DST (Daylight Savings Time) Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–6
2.2.4. Titles and Display Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–7
2.2.4.1. Monitor Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–8
2.2.4.2. Diagnostic Display Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–9
2.2.5. Alarms and Signals Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–10
2.2.5.1. Alarm Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–10
2.2.5.2. Signals 1 to 5 Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–12
2.2.5.3. Signals 6 to 10 Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–13
2.2.5.4. Speed Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–14
2.2.5.5. GPS Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–15
2.2.6. Recording Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–17
2.2.6.1. Camera Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–18
2.2.6.2. Record 2 Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–19
2.2.6.3. Timers Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–20
2.2.7. Network Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–21
2.2.7.1. User Levels Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–22
2.2.7.2. DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Server) Settings - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–23
2.2.8. System Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–24
2.2.8.1. Program Update Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–25
2.2.8.2. E-mail Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–27
2.2.8.3. One-Touch Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–28
2.2.9. Updating the Firmware - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–29
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Chapter 3
Operation
3.1. Operate and Monitor the DVR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.2. Removing and Replacing the DVR Drive - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.3. Search, Playback, and Archive Video - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.4. vMax View and DVR Drive Interface - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.5. On Screen Display Menus - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
3–1
3–3
3–3
3–4
3–5
3.5.1. Using the Search Function - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–7
3.5.2. Using the Archive Function - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–9
3.5.3. Copy to USB - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–11
3.6. vMax Web Display Menus - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–12
3.7. Using One-Touch Download - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–16
Chapter 4
Maintenance and Return
4.1. Returning Product for Service - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4–1
4.2. Troubleshooting the MX4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4–2
Appendix A
Specifications
A.1. Explorer MX4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–1
A.1.1. Advanced Smart-Temp™ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–2
A.1.2. Explorer MX4 Functional Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–2
A.1.3. Explorer MX4 Front Cover, Cable Cover - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–2
A.1.4. Smart-Link™ Module - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–2
Legal Notice
Seon Design® Inc. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - L–1
Contact Information - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - L–1
Seon Design Inc. Product Warranty
Disclaimer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - W–1
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Figures
Figure 1-1
Figure 1-2
Figure 1-3
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Typical Basic System - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–2
Typical Plus System- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–3
Explorer MX4 Front Panel- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–5
Explorer MX4 Back Panel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–6
Trackball Mouse Pointing Device - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–7
Remote Control - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–7
LCD Monitor Connected to DVR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–10
On-Screen Display during Live Viewing and Recording - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–10
vMax Web Login Screen- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–12
vMax Web Live Tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–12
Main Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–2
Configuration Main Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–2
Configuration Main Menu for On Screen Display and vMax Web browser - - - - - - - - - - - 2–3
On-screen Keyboard with Text - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–4
On-screen Keyboard for Numbers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–4
Time and Date Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–5
DST Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–6
Titles and Display Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–7
Monitor Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–8
Diagnostic Display Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–9
Alarms and Signals Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–10
Alarm Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–10
Signals 1 to 5 Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–12
Signals 6 to 10 Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–13
Speed Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–14
GPS Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–15
GPS Settings: Rectangle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–16
Recording Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–17
Camera Settings Menu- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–18
Record 2 Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–19
Timer Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–20
Network Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–21
User Levels Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–22
DDNS Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–23
System Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–24
Program Update Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–25
Load Configuration: Warning Message - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–25
Store DVR Configuration to USB Device Message - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–26
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Figures
Figure 2-29
Figure 2-30
Figure 2-31
Figure 2-32
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Figure 3-1
Figure 3-1
Figure 3-2
Figure 3-3
Figure 3-4
Figure 3-5
Figure 3-6
Figure 3-7
Figure 3-8
Figure 3-9
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Update DVR Firmware Message - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–26
Formatting the Hard Drive Message - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–26
Email Settings- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–27
One-Touch Settings Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–28
Updating DVR Firmware Dialog Box - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–29
MX4 Front Panel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–1
MX4 Drive Interface with Hard Drive - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–4
Local Playback of Video using Monitor Attached to the DVR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–5
Main Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–5
Playback Tool Bar Window - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–5
Show/Hide Toolbar Icon- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–7
Search Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–7
Archive Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–9
One-Touch Settings: clip - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–10
Copy to USB Progress Bar- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–11
vMax Web MX Playback Tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–12
Event Search Fields - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–13
Event Search List - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–14
vMax Web MX4 Archive Tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–14
LCD Monitor Connected to DVR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–16
One-Touch Progress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–17
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Table 1-1
Table 1-2
Table 1-3
Table 1-4
Table 1-5
Table 1-6
Table 1-7
Table 1-8
Table 2-1
Table 2-2
Table 2-3
Table 2-4
Table 2-5
Table 2-6
Table 2-7
Table 2-8
Table 2-9
Table 2-10
Table 2-11
Table 2-12
Table 2-13
Table 2-14
Table 2-15
Table 2-16
Table 2-17
Table 2-18
Table 2-19
Table 2-20
Table 2-21
Table 3-1
Table 3-2
Table 3-3
Table 3-4
Table 3-5
Table 3-6
Table 4-1
MX4—Estimated Recording Times for 1 Camera - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–4
MX4—Estimated Recording Times for 2 Cameras - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–4
MX4—Estimated Recording Times for 4 Cameras - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–4
Front Panel Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–5
Back Panel Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–6
Trackball Mouse Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–7
Remote Control Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–8
On-Screen Display Information - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–11
Time and Date Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–5
DST Settings Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–6
Titles and Display Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–7
Monitor Settings Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–8
Diagnostic Display Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–9
Alarm Settings Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–10
Signals 1 to 5 Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–12
Signals 6 to 10 Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–13
Speed Settings Configuration Items- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–14
GPS Settings Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–15
Record Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–17
Camera Settings Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–18
Record 2 Settings Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–19
Timer Settings 1-5 (identical for Timer 6 to 10) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–20
Network Settings Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–21
User Levels Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–22
DDNS Settings Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–23
System Settings Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–24
Program Update Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–25
Email Settings Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–27
One-Touch Setting Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–28
Front Panel Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–2
Playback Tool Bar Items- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–6
Search Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–8
Archive Configuration Items - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–9
Event Search Fields - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–13
Archive Tab Fields - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–15
Maintenance Tasks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4–1
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CHAPTER 1
Introduction
This chapter describes the product features and components of the Explorer® MX4
Basic and Plus Mobile Digital Video Recording System. This chapter contains the
following sections:
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“Product Features” on page 1–1
“Installation Diagrams” on page 1–2
“Recording Capacity for DVR Drive Storage” on page 1–4
“Product Interface and Devices” on page 1–5
“On-Screen Display Access” on page 1–10
“Accessing DVR Configuration and Operation Controls” on page 1–9
- “On-Screen Display Access” on page 1–10
- “vMax Web Access” on page 1–12
1.1. Product Features
The Explorer MX DVRs contain the following features:
• rugged digital video recorder (DVR)
• MPEG-4 video compression
• Four audio channels and four video channels
• Dual stream recording (High resolution and real-time viewing)
• Geo-fencing uses GPS technology to designate a geographic boundary for the
vehicle
• Programmable monitor output allows drivers to monitor events in hard to see
areas in and around the vehicle in real time
• Locking front cover accessible only to authorized personnel.
• Secure cable cover with slotted cable entries.
• Mounting patterns that can accommodate horizontal or vertical installation.
1.1.1. System Components
The typical MX4 system consists of the following components (see “Installation
Diagrams” on page 1–2):
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Cameras and camera cable, one connector per camera
Trackball mouse
DVR Drive with hard drive
Alarm input switch and cable
Power input harness with in-line fuses for constant and switched power lines
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The MX4 Plus system consists of the following additional components (see
“Installation Diagrams” on page 1–2):
•
•
•
•
Smart-Link™ module
Cables and harnesses:
• ignition input harness
• power input harness with in-line fuses for constant and switched power lines
• alarms and signals harnesses
• speed harness
Diagnostic Button (video recording label optional)
GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver, optional
1.2. Installation Diagrams
The following diagrams show typical MX4 Basic and MX4 Plus installation
connections:
Explorer® MX4
Typical Basic System Setup
Peripherals
Vehicle Electrical Interface
Seon System
Supports Four Cameras
IR Illuminator
MX4 DVR Rear Panel
Remote Microphone*1
Alarm Switch
5A
POWER
Vehicle + 12V (red)
1A
Vehicle Switched + 12V (yellow)
3 wires
Battery Negative (black)
LCD Monitor*2
*1 The optional remote microphone connected to AUD IN1 (or AUD IN2) can only be used if the camera connected to Camera 1 (or Camera 2) does not have a microphone.
*2 The LCD Monitor can be used for the front or back panel.
Figure 1-1 Typical Basic System
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Typical Plus System Setup
Peripherals
Vehicle Electrical Interface
Seon System
Supports Four Cameras
IR Illuminator
MX4 DVR Rear Panel
Remote Microphone*2
SPEED
Red - Call Seon if using hall sensor
Green - Speed 6ensor +igh
Black - Speed 6ensor /ow
GPS Receiver *1
3 wires
Diagnostic Button
ALARMS
Smart-Link™
Alarm 1 (orange)
Alarm 2 (blue)
Alarm 3 (violet)
Alarm 4 (gray)
Alarm 1-4 Ground (black)
Accessories
4 wires
SIGNALS
Smart-Reach® Mobile (Wi-Fi)
Left Turn (black)
8 wires
Stop (green)
Brake Signal (red)
5 wires
Warning (brown)
Inertia Sensor
Right Turn (white)
1A
POWER
Vehicle Switched + 12V (yellow)
LCD Monitor*3
3 wires
Battery Negative (black)
5A
Vehicle + 12V (red)
*1 For speed tracking, use a GPS receiver or speed sensor. For ease of installation and better speed tracking, Seon recommends using a GPS receiver.
*2 The optional remote microphone connected to AUD IN1 (or AUD IN2) can only be used if the camera connected to Camera 1 (or Camera 2) does not have a microphone.
*3 The LCD Monitor can be used for the front or back panel.
Figure 1-2 Typical Plus System
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1.3. Recording Capacity for DVR Drive Storage
The Explorer MX4 uses MPEG-4 video compression to extend the recording time on
the drive. The recording time varies, depending on the settings for frames per second
(speed), resolution (pixel count), and picture quality. The picture quality setting
determines the amount a picture is compressed versus the amount of memory the
picture takes up on the drive.
• A lower picture quality of setting 1, for example, means higher compression and a
lower memory requirement.
• A higher picture quality of setting 4, for example, means lower compression and a
higher memory requirement.
1.3.1. Estimated Recording Times in Hours for 500 GB Drive
Table 1-1 to Table 1-3 show the estimated recording time in hours at different settings.
Important: The average image size is dependent on the scene content, amount of motion, and the
lighting conditions. Actual recording times will vary greatly.
Table 1-1 MX4—Estimated Recording Times for 1 Camera
Picture Quality (3)
FPS
360×240 resolution
720×240 resolution
720×480 resolution
30
2793 hours
1235 hours
780 hours
15
5814 hours
3049 hours
1832 hours
10
7246 hours
3311 hours
1969 hours
5
13889 hours
7692 hours
4425 hours
Table 1-2 MX4—Estimated Recording Times for 2 Cameras
Picture Quality (3)
FPS
360×240 resolution
720×240 resolution
720×480 resolution
30
1397 hours
618 hours
390 hours
15
2907 hours
1524 hours
916 hours
10
3623 hours
1655 hours
985 hours
5
6944 hours
3846 hours
2212 hours
Table 1-3 MX4—Estimated Recording Times for 4 Cameras
Picture Quality (3)
FPS
15
1–4
360×240 resolution
1453 hours
720×240 resolution
762 hours
720×480 resolution
458 hours
10
1811 hours
827 hours
492 hours
5
3472 hours
1923 hours
1106 hours
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1.4. Product Interface and Devices
This section describes the features of the DVR (front and back panels), the trackball
mouse, and the remote control.
1.4.1. DVR Front Panel Features
The MX4 DVR front panel features are shown in Figure 1-3 and briefly described in
Table 1-4. For a detailed description of the front panel features, see Table 3-1, “Front
Panel Features” on page 3–2.
2
1
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
Figure 1-3 Explorer MX4 Front Panel
Table 1-4 Front Panel Features
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Item Feature
1
DVR Drive lock
5
AUDIO OUT
2
DVR Drive
6
VIDEO OUT
3
USB1, USB2 ports
7
ONE TOUCH
4
LAN activity, HDD activity, PWR,
TEMP, VOLTAGE
8
STOP/TEMP PWR
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1.4.2. DVR Back Panel Features
The MX4 DVR back panel is shown in Figure 1-4 and briefly described in Table 1-5.
The Product name 2 DVR has two camera connectors.
For the back panel connections, see Figure 1-1 and Figure 1-2.
1
1
3
2
9
8
7
4
6
5
Figure 1-4 Explorer MX4 Back Panel
Table 1-5 Back Panel Features
1–6
Item Feature
Description
1
CONTROL
Control connector (2-pin) for controlling the Smart-Reach® Mobile wireless
bridge equipment. See “Recording Settings Menu” on page 2–17.
2
AUX
POWER
Auxiliary power connector (2-pin). Turns off after record delay settings. See
“Recording Settings Menu” on page 2–17.
3
1, 2, 3, 4
Four camera input connectors (6-pin)
4
Fan
Intake fan with filter and removable cover. See “Maintenance and Return” on
page 4–1.
5
VIDEO
OUT
Configurable video output for viewing video.
6
ALARM
Alarm input connector for the alarm button and cable (2-pin).
7
AUD IN1,
AUD IN2
Audio input connectors with power mapped to Audio Channels 1 and 2 (4-pin).
8
POWER
Power input connector (4-pin) for connecting the power harness.
9
ETHERNET Ethernet port with RJ-45 connector for connecting to LAN. Ethernet is used to
(Gigabit)
connect either to a PC or directly to the Smart-Reach wireless bridge and other
equipment.
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1.4.3. Trackball mouse
2
3
1
4
Figure 1-5 Trackball Mouse Pointing Device
Table 1-6 Trackball Mouse Features
Item
Description
1
Click to select the highlighted option using index finger.
2
Click to select the highlighted option using thumb control.
3
•
•
4
Moves the cursor around the screen.
Delete a character entered into a field.
Perform the function of the Back button.
1.4.4. Remote Control (optional)
3
1
4
5
2
6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17
18
Figure 1-6 Remote Control
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Table 1-7 Remote Control Features
Item
Button
Description
1
Menu navigation
• Up arrow
• Back arrow
• Down arrow
• Right arrow
In the Menu system:
• Scrolls up one line of text or increases a selected value.
• Navigates to a previous item.
• Scrolls down one line of text or decreases a value.
• Navigates to the next item.
2
ENTER
Displays the next screen or confirms the selection of a menu item.
3
DISPLAY
Selects the next on-screen display.
4
MENU
Enters and exits the Menu system to configure the DVR.
5
BACK
Return to the previous screen.
6
Frame reverse
During video playback, reverses by a single frame when playback is paused.
7
Play/Pause
Plays back video or pauses video playback. In fast forward or reverse playback mode, press
to return to normal playback.
8
Frame advance
In playback with the video paused, advances by a single frame.
9
Record
Records video.
10
Fast rewind
Plays the video in reverse playback. Each press of the button increases the speed 2×, 4×, 8×,
16×, and 32×. When playback is paused, initiates 1/3 speed slow motion.
11
Stop
Stops recording.
12
Fast forward
Fast forwards video playback. Each press of the button increases the speed 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×,
and 32×. When playback is paused, initiates 1/3 speed slow motion.
13
AUDIO
Selects the next audio channel during playback. There are four audio channels.
14
SEARCH
Activates the DVR search dialog.
15
COPY
Download specific data specified in the DVR’s One-Touch setting menu. (Same function as
the ONE TOUCH button on the DVR front panel.
16
ARCHIVE
Opens the Archive dialog.
17
MODE
Cycles between individual and quad (4-up) channel display mode.
18
1–4
Selects Channel 1, 2, 3 or 4.
19
5–12
These buttons are for future use.
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1.5. Accessing DVR Configuration and Operation Controls
There are two methods of accessing MX4 DVR configuration menus:
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locally via OSD and LCD monitor, see “On-Screen Display Access” on
page 1–10.
remotely via vMax Web browser interface and Ethernet/wireless connection,
see “vMax Web Access” on page 1–12.
There are three ways of accessing MX4 DVR content playback and archiving
features:
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locally via OSD and LCD monitor, see “Operation” on page 3–1.
remotely via vMax Web browser interface and Ethernet/wireless connection,
see “Operation” on page 3–1.
via vMax View video management software and DVR drive interface, see
“vMax View and DVR Drive Interface” on page 3–4. See also:
•Explorer™ MX4 Basic and Plus Mobile Digital Video Recording (DVR)
System Installation and Configuration Guide, 700-0077
•vMax View User Guide, 700-0137
The following table shows which methods support video configuration, playback, and
archiving.
To do this…
Use...
On-screen display
with trackball
mouse or remote
control
(Figure 1-7)
vMax Web remote
access with
Internet Explorer
(Figure 1-9)
DVR Drive
Interface &
vMax View
(Figure 3-1)
Configure the DVR menu settings.
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Playback and view recorded video with single channel view
or multiple views.
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Search for video from a Segment, an Events list, or by time
and date.
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Archive video to .avr file format.
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Archiving options — each individual channel can be
archived as an AVI file and individual images saved to .bmp
or .jpg files
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1.5.1. On-Screen Display Access
Use the On-Screen Display mode to locally access the DVR drive content.
To use the on-screen display (OSD) with trackball mouse or remote control:
1. Connect an LCD monitor to VIDEO OUT on the MX4 DVR front panel.
MX4 DVR
LCD Monitor
Figure 1-7 LCD Monitor Connected to DVR
When the on-screen display starts up, the MX4 DVR splash screen appears briefly
before the DVR enters live view.
For OSD configuration with the DVR, the default password setting is Off. The
password setting can be changed in “System Settings Menu” on page 2–24.
During live viewing and recording, the information displayed on the screen can
include the items shown in Figure 1-8 and described in Table 1-8. The screen
items can be configured in the main menu.
Figure 1-8 On-Screen Display during Live Viewing and Recording
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Table 1-8 On-Screen Display Information
Feature
Description
Camera 1 to
Camera 4
Camera titles, maximum 8 characters each. To set the camera title, go to “Titles and
Display Menu” on page 2–7.
Main Title
Main title of the DVR, maximum 32 characters. To set the main title, go to “Titles and
Display Menu” on page 2–7.
HD Size
Formatted size of the DVR drive, in gigabytes (GB).
HD Used
Percentage of recorded video on the DVR drive. At 100%, the message displayed
depends on the Repeat Record settings in the Recording Settings menu.
• When Repeat Record is set to On, the HD Used message reads “N/A Repeating”.
N/A means that information on how much of the drive space is used is not
available because the drive is full. Repeating means the DVR continues recording,
overwriting the oldest recorded data.
• When Repeat Record is set to Off, the HD Used message reads “100%”. The DVR
stops recording.
To change the settings, see “Recording Settings Menu” on page 2–17.
Version
DVR firmware version. To update, go to “Updating the Firmware” on page 2–29.
Status
DVR operation status:
• LIVE (live mode not recording)
• PLAYBACK (the DVR is playing locally, displays RECORD, ALARM, or TIMER)
• RECORD (normal recording)
• ALARM (alarm recording)
• V. LOSS (video loss or camera signal loss)
Speed Display
Vehicle speed. To change the settings, see “Speed Settings Menu” on page 2–14.
Voltage
System voltage from 8 to 32 VDC.
Temperature
DVR temperature in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius.
GPS
If the GPS receiver is installed, the vehicle’s latitude and longitude is displayed.
Time and Date
Current/recorded time and date.
AC (Alarm
count)
Count of alarm(s) triggered. Resets to 0 when the DVR is restarted.
2. Use the trackball mouse (right-click) or remote control (press MENU) to access
the DVR’s configuration, playback, and archiving menu settings as required.
3. Proceed to the Configuration or Operation chapters for further details.
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1.5.2. vMax Web Access
Use a PC or laptop with an Ethernet or wireless connection for vMax Web browser
access to configure the DVR, or playback and archive video. Follow the setup
instructions in the Explorer™ MX4 Basic and Plus Mobile Digital Video Recording
(DVR) System Installation and Configuration Guide, 700-0077.
Tip: The default network settings allow for connection to a laptop computer for configuration of the DVR
only. For remote network access, consult with your IT staff or Seon Design to configure the DVR to be on
the same subnet as the laptop.
To use the vMax Web browser:
1. On a laptop with Internet Explorer® and web access, enter the DVR’s IP address
(default: http://169.254.1.1) in the URL field in Internet Explorer and press Enter.
2. In the web browser login screen, enter the default user name (Admin) and
password (11111111), as shown in Figure 1-9.
Figure 1-9 vMax Web Login Screen
The vMax Web browser opens with the live tab selected.
Figure 1-10 vMax Web Live Tab
3. Use the computer’s keyboard and mouse controls to access the DVR’s
configuration, playback, and archiving menu settings as required.
4. Proceed to the Configuration and Operation chapters for details on available
setting options.
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CHAPTER 2
Configuration
This chapter provides information and procedures for configuring the DVR. This
chapter contails the following sections:
• “DVR Configuration Options” on page 2–1
• “Configuration Main Menu” on page 2–2
- “Configuration Main Menu” on page 2–2
- “Configuration Menu Diagram” on page 2–3
- “Using the On-screen keyboards” on page 2–4
- “Time and Date Menu” on page 2–5
- “Titles and Display Menu” on page 2–7
- “Alarms and Signals Menu” on page 2–10
- “Recording Settings Menu” on page 2–17
- “Network Settings Menu” on page 2–21
- “System Settings Menu” on page 2–24
- “Updating the Firmware” on page 2–29
2.1. DVR Configuration Options
The Trooper TL can be configured using two methods:
•
• On Screen Display (OSD) Configuration and Playback
See “On-Screen Display Access” on page 1–10
•
• vMax Web Configuration and Playback
See “vMax Web Access” on page 1–12.
The Configuration Main Menu shown in “Configuration Main Menu” on page 2–2
applies to the on screen display (OSD) configuration and to the vMax Web browser
configuration menus.
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2.2. Configuration Main Menu
The Main Menu screen displays Playback and Configuration. To play back and
archive video, see “For local video access, connect an LCD monitor to the VIDEO
OUT RCA jack on the front of the MX4 DVR. Use the trackball mouse or remote
control to navigate the OSD menus.” on page 3–5. Set the menu items using the DVR
front panel buttons or the remote control
Figure 2-1 Main Menu
Figure 2-2 Configuration Main Menu
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2.2.1. Configuration Menu Diagram
The following diagram shows the MX4 configuration menus.
Explorer MX4 DVR Configuration Main Menu
Title/Display
Time/Date
Alarm/Signal
Record
Network
System
Alarms
Time Format
Time
Date Format
Date
Auto Daylight Savings
Main Title
Main Title Display
Camera 1
Camera 2
Camera 3
Camera 4
DST Settings
Start Date
From
To
End Date
From
To
Monitor Settings
Front Default Settings
Rear Default Settings
Display Switch
Switch To
Switch On
Alarm
Alarm
Alarm Duration
Alarm Input
Pre-Alarm Record
Channel (1 – 4)
Speed
Quality
Resolution
Email
Wake
Signals (1 – 10)
Repeat Record
Record Delay-On Time
Record Delay-Off Time
Power Delay-Off Time
Alarm Partition Size
Overwrite Alarm Protection
Camera
Channel/Speed/Quality/
Resolution
Audio Recording 1/2/3/4
Record 2
Channel/Speed/Quality/
Resolution
Diagnostic Display
Voltage Display
Time/Date Display
HDD Size Display
% Full Display
Alarm Count Display
Internal Temperature Display
Hard Drive Temperature
Speed Display
Speed Units
Speed Pulse Count
Disk Full
HD Failure
Password Enable
Password
Audio Output Channel
Program Update
User Levels (1- 6)
Name/Password/Level
DDNS Settings
Label/Level/Alarm
Speed
Setting Type
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway
DNS Server
MAC Address
DDNS Server
User Name
Password
Record ID
FQDN Host Name
Load Configuration from USB
Store Default Configuration to
USB
Firmware Update
Format Hard Drive
Load
Store
Timer (1 – 10)
Update
Day/Start/End/Set
Calibrate
GPS
GPS Display
GPS Time
UTC Reference
Fencing Alarm
Coordinate Style
Top Left: LAT
: Long
Bottom Right: LAT
: Long
Format
Email
SMTP Server
SMTP Port
Password
User Name
Pasword
Sender Email
Receiver Email
Subject
One Touch
One-Touch Download
Download All Alarm Data
From: Date
: Time
To : Date
: Time
Figure 2-3 Configuration Main Menu for On Screen Display and vMax Web browser
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2.2.2. Using the On-screen keyboards
In the OSD, click on a field to display the on-screen keyboard.
Figure 2-4 On-screen Keyboard with Text
Figure 2-5 On-screen Keyboard for Numbers
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2.2.3. Time and Date Menu
Use the Time and Date menu to set the time and date settings and Auto Daylight
Savings settings.
Click on the DST Settings button to configure the start date or end date settings for
daylight saving. See “DST (Daylight Savings Time) Settings Menu” on page 2–6.
Figure 2-6 Time and Date Menu
Table 2-1 Time and Date Configuration Items
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Description
Values [Default]
Time Format
Set the time in 12-hour or 24-hour format.
[12 Hour], 24 Hour
Time
Set the time for the DVR.
12:00 am to 11:59 pm for
12 Hour format,
00:00 to 23:59 for 24 Hour
format
Date Format
Set the preferred date format.
[mm-dd-yyyy],
dd-mm-yyyy,
yyyy-mm-dd
Date
Set the date for the DVR.
Depends on selected Date
Format setting.
Auto Daylight Saving
Auto Daylight Saving set to On automatically
adjusts the internal clock to daylight saving
time. The times and dates can be adjusted as
required.
On the first Sunday in November, the time
reverts to Standard Time by changing from
2:00:00 AM to 1:00:00 AM. The times and
dates can be adjusted as required.
[On], Off
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2.2.3.1. DST (Daylight Savings Time) Settings Menu
Configure the start date or end date settings for daylight saving. The DST Settings
sub-menu is shown in Figure 2-7
Figure 2-7 DST Settings Menu
Table 2-2 DST Settings Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Values [Default]
Start Date
Set the week, day, and month for daylight
saving to start.
[2nd Sunday Mar]
From
Set the time for daylight saving to start.
[02:00 AM]
To
Set the time for daylight saving to end.
[03:00 AM]
End Date
Set the week, day, and month for daylight
saving to end and return to Standard Time.
[1st Sunday Nov]
From
Set the time for daylight saving to start.
[02:00 AM]
To
Set the time for daylight saving to end.
[01:00 AM]
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2.2.4. Titles and Display Menu
Use the Titles and Display menu to set the main title, camera titles, and other camera
view overlay options.
Click on the Monitor Settings button to display the Monitor Settings sub-menu.
Click on the Diagnostic Display button to display the Diagnostic Display sub-menu.
Figure 2-8 Titles and Display Menu
Table 2-3 Titles and Display Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Main Title
Set a title.
[Main_Title]
maximum 32 characters
Main Title Display
Show or hide the main title display.
[On], Off
Camera 1 to Camera 4
Set a title.
[Camera01] to [Camera 4]
maximum 8 characters
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2.2.4.1. Monitor Settings Menu
Figure 2-9 Monitor Settings Menu
Table 2-4 Monitor Settings Configuration Items
Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Front Default Setting
Set the view (after power up) for the monitor
connected to VIDEO OUT on the front panel.
[Quad], CH 1, CH 2,
CH 3, CH 4
Set the view for a monitor connected to VIDEO
on the rear panel.
[Front], CH 1, CH 2,
CH 3, CH 4, Off
Display Switch
Enables the rear monitor menu items: Switch
To, Switch On, Alarm (Signal or Timer).
[Off], On
Switch To
Set the rear monitor view when Display Switch
is set to On.
Front, CH1, CH2, CH3,
CH4, Sequence
Switch On
Set the trigger that will make the rear monitor
Alarm, Signal, Timer
switch to the view selected in Switch To setting.
Alarm (Signal or Timer)
Set which specific trigger will make the rear
monitor switch from default setting. For
example, ALM1 will make the rear monitor
switch to the view selected in Switch To option
for the duration of ALM1.
Rear Default Setting
OUT
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2.2.4.2. Diagnostic Display Menu
Figure 2-10 Diagnostic Display Menu
Table 2-5 Diagnostic Display Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Voltage Display
Displays the system input voltage.
[On], Off
Time/Date Display
Show or hide the time/date display.
[On], Off
HDD Size Display
Displays the hard drive size.
[On], Off
% Full Display
Display the percentage of the hard drive space
used.
[On], Off
Alarm Count Display
Show or hide the current alarm count (1 to 9).
Alarm count resets to 0 when the DVR is
restarted.
[On], Off
Internal Temperature
Display
Display the ambient temperature inside the
DVR.
[C (Celsius)]
F (Fahrenheit), Off
Hard Drive Temperature:
nn
Display the temperature inside the hard drive.
[C (Celsius)]
F (Fahrenheit), Off
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2.2.5. Alarms and Signals Menu
Use the Alarms and Signals menu to set the options and events that occur when an
external alarm is received by the DVR. Usually, a driver-activated switch or other
external device causes the alarm.
Figure 2-11 Alarms and Signals Menu
2.2.5.1. Alarm Settings Menu
Figure 2-12 Alarm Settings Menu
Table 2-6 Alarm Settings Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Alarm
ALM 1 to ALM 4 are available.
Alarm Duration
The alarm duration is the length of time after an
alarm has been received that the video is
recorded at the alarm speed and quality.
0, [5], 10, 30 sec,
1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 45
min
Alarm Input
Set the alarm input to normally open or
normally closed.
[N.O.], N.C.
Pre-Alarm Record
Set the DVR to record alarm data (trigger, time,
duration, and pre-alarm time) with the alarm
event.
[Off], 5 sec, 10 sec
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Table 2-6 Alarm Settings Configuration Items
Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Speed
Set the recording speed, in frames per second,
to the desired setting. A DVR usually records in
a mode that conserves hard drive space, but
increases video speed and quality for a short
duration to record an alarm event.
Off, 1, 5, 7.5, 10, [15],
30 fps
Quality
The DVR uses H.264 video compression to
extend the recording time on the drive. See
“Recording Capacity for DVR Drive Storage”
on page 1–4.
1, 2, [3], 4
Resolution
Set the recording resolution, in pixels, to one of
three different levels. The higher the recording
resolution, the shorter the recording time on a
drive.
[720 × 480], 720 × 240,
360 × 240
E-mail
This feature requires network connectivity.
Sends alarm information to a designated email
receiver. Set email address in “E-mail Settings
Menu” on page 2–27.
[Off], On
Wake
When enabled, this feature causes the system to
power up and start recording when Alarm 1 is
triggered. The system takes about one minute to
power up and start recording, depending on
environment conditions.
[Off], On
Configure Alarm 1 as follows:
• In “Alarm Input”, set Alarm 1 to N.C.
• In “Alarm Duration” select one minute or
greater.
Wire Alarm 1 as follows:
• Connect the DVR’s back panel alarm
connection (2 pin) so that pin 1 (red wire) is
toggled to a 12V to 24V source to trigger
power.
• The black wire of the alarm harness can be
connected to Ground, or removed.
IMPORTANT: If you are using the alarm
button and cable, and wish to use the Wake
feature, the alarm button cable must be rewired
as follows:
•
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On the alarm button cable, cut the green
wire just before it enters the socket.
Extend and connect the green wire from the
alarm button cable to an input wire on the
signal input harness.
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2.2.5.2. Signals 1 to 5 Menu
Use the Signals menu to configure signals and the output they generate. The MX4
supports five independent signals: LT (left turn signal), STP (stop), BRK (brake),
WRN (warning lights), and RT (right turn signal). These signals can be used to
indicate the status of an indicator, maximum 3 characters.
Figure 2-13 Signals 1 to 5 Menu
Table 2-7 Signals 1 to 5 Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Signal 1
On screen display text for left turn signal.
LT
(maximum 3 characters)
Signal 2
On screen display text for stop signal.
STP
(maximum 3 characters
Signal 3
On screen display text for brake signal.
BRK
(maximum 3 characters
Signal 4
On screen display text for warning lights signal.
WRN
(maximum 3 characters
Signal 5
On screen display text for right turn signal.
RT
(maximum 3 characters
Level
Indicates the activation level for the signal.
• If ACTIVE HIGH is selected, 12 VDC applied
to a signal causes the text to be displayed.
• If ACTIVE LOW is selected, 0 VDC applied to a
signal causes the text to be displayed.
• CAN gets a signal from CAN bus.
[Active H]
Active L
CAN
Alarm
When the alarm setting is enabled, signals can
trigger an alarm. See “Alarm Settings Menu” on
page 2–10.
[Off], ALM 1, ALM 2, ALM
3, ALM 4
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2.2.5.3. Signals 6 to 10 Menu
Figure 2-14 Signals 6 to 10 Menu
Table 2-8 Signals 6 to 10 Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Signal 6
On screen display text.
S06
(maximum 3 characters)
Signal 7
S07
(maximum 3 characters)
Signal 8
S08
(maximum 3 characters)
Signal 9
S09
(maximum 3 characters)
Signal 10
S10
(maximum 3 characters)
Level
Same as Signals 1 to 5
[Active H], Active L, CAN
Alarm
When the alarm setting is enabled, signals can
trigger an alarm. See “Alarm Settings Menu” on
page 2–10.
[Off], ALM 1, ALM 2,
ALM 3, ALM 4
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2.2.5.4. Speed Settings Menu
The Speed menu lets you change the settings for recording speed data.
Figure 2-15 Speed Settings Menu
Table 2-9 Speed Settings Configuration Items
Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Speed Display
If vehicle speed is not being recorded, set to
OFF. This turns off the 0 on the display, which
indicates zero speed.
If speed is being recorded, select the desired
input type to obtain the speed:
• a GPS receiver
• a pulse counting input
[Pulse], GPS, Off
Speed Units
If the speed is being recorded from the GPS
receiver or the CAN network, the desired speed
display units must be selected. Selecting MPH
converts the GPS signal to display speed in
miles per hour.
[MPH], KPH, KTS
Speed Pulse Count
The DVR records vehicle speed by counting the
number of pulses received either from a vehicle
speed sensor or a vehicle Transmission Control
Module (TCM). Calibrate the DVR to the
vehicle’s speed signal by driving for one mile in
Calibration Mode. The DVR counts the pulses
from the speed sensor and then converts a pulse
rate into speed. The actual distance driven
during calibration determines the unit of the
speed.
0
For example, to have speed recorded in MPH,
drive for one mile in Calibration Mode. To have
speed recorded in KPH, drive for one kilometer.
The SPEED PULSE COUNT increments as the
vehicle travels.
Calibrate
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When calibrating speed, it is best to use known
road markers to determine a mile, as reading the
odometer may introduce errors.
• Press ENTER to begin calibration.
• Press MENU to exit.
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2.2.5.5. GPS Settings Menu
Use the GPS Settings menu to configure how GPS data is displayed.
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Figure 2-16 GPS Settings Menu
Table 2-10 GPS Settings Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
GPS Display
Show or hide the GPS display. With a GPS
module connected to the DVR, the latitude and
longitude of the vehicle location are displayed.
[Off], On
GPS Time
Show or hide the GPS time.
[Off], On
UTC Reference
UTC is reference to the atomic clock standard
in Greenwich, England. The DVR location is a
certain time difference from UTC time. For
example, Eastern Standard Time is -5 hours
from UTC time. Pacific Standard time is -8
hours from UTC time. Determine your time
difference from UTC time and select this time.
-12 [-8] to -1, 0, +1 to
+12
Fencing (Geo-fencing)
Alarm
Using GPS technology, geo-fencing lets the
Administrator set a designated geographic
radius. If the vehicle deviates from this area, the
DVR will provide an alarm.
Enable or disable the fencing alarm to record an
alarm or not.
[Off], ALM 1, ALM 2,
ALM 3, ALM 4
Coordinate Style
Set to a circle or rectangle and dynamic
prompts for LAT and LONG appear.
[Circle], Rectangle
Circle Center: LAT
Set the latitude.
[0 0 0 0 N] S
Circle Center: LONG
Set the longitude.
[0 0 0 0 E] W
Distance
If coordinate style is circle, this option defines
the radius.
1 to 999
units
Set the units in miles or kilometers.
[MPH] KM
Coordinate Style:
Rectangle
Set the coordinate style to a rectangle. Enter
information for Top Left: LAT and LONG and
Bottom Right: LAT and LONG appear, as
displayed in Figure 2-17.
Top Left: LAT *
Set the latitude to 0° 00.0000’ through 90°
00.0000’.
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Table 2-10 GPS Settings Configuration Items
Menu Item
Description
Top Left: LONG *
Set the longitude to 0° 00.0000’ through 180°
00.0000’.
Bottom Right: LAT *
Set the latitude to 0° 00.0000’ through 90°
00.0000’.
Bottom Right: LONG *
Set the longitude to 0° 00.0000’ through180°
00.0000’.
Value [Default]
* The Geo-fencing rectangular area is defined by the top left and bottom right
coordinates. If other coordinates are entered, such as top right and bottom left,
inaccurate results may be generated.
Figure 2-17 GPS Settings: Rectangle
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2.2.6. Recording Settings Menu
Use the Recording Settings menu to set the resolution, camera speed in frames per
second (FPS), image quality, Record Delay-On and Record Delay-Off times, and
other recording options.
Figure 2-18 Recording Settings Menu
Table 2-11 Record Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Repeat Record
Enables recording over older video data once
the drive is full.
• When On, at 100%, the on screen display
HD Used message shows “N/A Repeating”.
The DVR continues recording overwriting
the first recorded data.
• When Off, at 100%, the on screen display
HD Used message shows “100%. The DVR
stops recording.
[On], [Off]
Record Delay-On Time
Enables a time delay after switched power to
the DVR is turned on.
[Off], 30 sec, 1, 5, 10,
20, 30, 45, 60 min
Record Delay-Off Time
Enables a time delay to continue recording after
the switched power to the DVR is turned off.
0, [15], 30 sec, 1, 5, 10,
20, 30, 45, 60 min
Power Delay-Off Time
Enables a time delay after the record delay-off
time expires to keep the DVR on but not
recording. The control connector on the DVR
back panel remains active to allow peripherals
such as Smart-Reach to be powered up during
the power delay time.
0, [15], 30 sec, 1, 5, 10,
20, 30, 45, 60 min, 2, 4
hour
Alarm Partition Size
Enables a portion of the drive to be reserved for
alarm data that needs to be protected and not
erased by the Repeat Record function.
[Off], 10, 20, 30, 40%
Overwrite Alarm
Partition
Enables recording over older protected alarms
once the alarm partition is full.
[Off], On
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2.2.6.1. Camera Settings Menu
Use the Camera Settings menu to set the FPS, picture quality, recording resolution,
and audio recording.
Figure 2-19 Camera Settings Menu
Table 2-12 Camera Settings Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Speed
Set the camera frame rate.
Off, 1, 5, 7.5, [10], 15,
30 FPS
Quality
Set the picture quality option. The DVR uses
MPEG-4 video compression to extend the
recording time on the drive. See Estimated
Recording Time tables on page 2–21.
1, 2, [3], 4
Resolution
Set the recording resolution in pixels. The
higher the recording resolution, the shorter the
recording time on the drive.
[720 × 480], 720 × 240,
360 × 240
Audio Recording 1 to 4
Enables audio recording for the input channel.
Off, [On]
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2.2.6.2. Record 2 Settings Menu
Built-in dual technology allows the recording of two information streams, one
designed for high resolution playback on a PC, and the other for real-time viewing
over the Web or General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network. In the event of an
emergency, access the video on-line with a cell phone or PDA via your cell network
plan to assess the situation.
The settings for normal are less than the highest setting for speed and quality if dual
stream recording is used.
Figure 2-20 Record 2 Settings Menu
Table 2-13 Record 2 Settings Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Speed
Set the camera frame rate.
Off, 1, 5, 7.5, [10], 15,
30 FPS
Quality
Set the picture quality option. The DVR uses
MPEG-4 video compression to extend the
recording time on the drive. See Estimated
Recording Time tables on page 2–21.
1, 2, [3], 4
Resolution
Set the recording resolution in pixels. the higher
the recording resolution, the shorter the
recording time on a drive.
[720 × 480], 720 × 240
360 × 240
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2.2.6.3. Timers Settings Menu
Use the Timer Settings menu to change the timer schedules to meet different vehicle
route requirements. The DVR supports ten independent timers that can be used to
control when and how the DVR records.
Figure 2-21 Timer Settings Menu
Table 2-14 Timer Settings 1-5 (identical for Timer 6 to 10)
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Enable Timers
Enables preset times for recording.
On, [Off]
Day
Set the timer to record on a specific day, daily,
every weekday, or only on the weekend.
DLY, [WDY], WND,
SUN, MON, TUE,
WED, THU, FRI, SAT
Start
Set in 12-hour in the TIME/DATE menu. Avoid
overlapping the Start and End time.
Set in 24-hour format.
[12:00 AM] to 11:59P
for 12 hour format
00:00 to 23:59
for 24 hour format
End
Set in 12-hour format.
Set in 24-hour format.
[12:00 AM] to 11:59P
for 12 hour format
00:00 to 23:59
for 24 hour format
Set
Set to On to enable the timer. Set to Off to
disable the timer.
[Off], On
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2.2.7. Network Settings Menu
The MX4 Plus DVR has a built-in Ethernet interface for connecting to a computer or
the Smart-Reach® mobile wireless bridge equipment. See Figure 1-2, “Typical Plus
System” on page 1–3.
To connect using the network connection, each host (computer) connected to the
network must have a unique IP address. A qualified IT administrator is required to
provide information about the network settings and to configure the Network settings,
DDNS settings, and E-mail settings.
Important: In order for the DVR to communicate with other network equipment, the IP Address,
Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway settings should be assigned by the system administrator. If not set
correctly, communication failure will result.
Tip: To perform any additional configuration, assign an IP address, reset the Smart-Reach Mobile
wireless bridge or operating information, contact Customer Service.
Use the Network settings menu to set the network communication parameters
necessary to use the Smart-Reach Mobile wireless bridge equipment and Ethernet on
the MX4 Plus DVR.
Figure 2-22 Network Settings Menu
Table 2-15 Network Settings Configuration Items
Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Setting Type
For network settings, consult your IT
administrator to configure the setting type
and IP address.
[Off],
Static IP (a permanent
address on the Internet
assigned by the Internet
Service Provider),
DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol,
automates the assignment of
IP addresses in a network)
If DHCP is used, the subnet mask, default
gateway and DNS server are configured
automatically.
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Uses an IP address composed of four octets
separated by decimals.
Current IP addess
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Table 2-15 Network Settings Configuration Items
Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Subnet Mask
Uses an IP address beginning with 255 and
composed of four octets separated by
decimals to determine which network you
belong to.
Current Subnet Mask
addess
Default Gateway
Gateway address uniquely identifies a host
or computer on the LAN which assigns the
IP addresses to your network. Uses an IP
address composed of four octets separated
by decimals.
Current Gateway addess
DNS Server
Uses an IP address composed of four octets
separated by decimals. See “DDNS
(Dynamic Domain Name Server) Settings”
on page 2–23.
Current DNS Server
addess
MAC (Media Access
Control) Address (fixed)
Your DVR’s unique hardware number.
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2.2.7.1. User Levels Menu
Figure 2-23 User Levels Menu
Table 2-16 User Levels Configuration Items
Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Name
Six user names can be programmed to have
remote access to the DVR.
[Admin] for User 1
[Blank] for User 2 to 6
(maximum 8 characters)
Password
Set the password for each individual user.
[11111111]
Maximum 8 characters
Level
Each user is assigned a specific access level.
Three levels are supported.
• playback - allows the user to play recorded
video and view live video only.
• configure - allows the user playback rights
plus DVR configuration.
• administrator - allows user full rights to the
DVR setting.
[Administrator] for
User 1
[Playback] for User 2 to
6
User 1 (User 2 to 6)
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2.2.7.2. DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Server) Settings
Figure 2-24 DDNS Settings Menu
Table 2-17 DDNS Settings Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
DDNS (Dynamic
Domain Name Server)
Set the server name.
Maximum 64 characters.
User Name
Set the user name.
Maximum 32 characters.
Password
Set the password.
Maximum 32 characters.
Record ID
This is typically a numeric string.
Maximum 16 characters.
FQDN Host Name
The fully qualified domain name for the host.
Maximum 64 characters.
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2.2.8. System Settings Menu
The System Settings menu allows control of system level settings and functions that
should only be accessed by authorized individuals.
Figure 2-25 System Settings Menu
Table 2-18 System Settings Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Disk Full
Set to receive e-mail notification when the disk is
full.
[E-mail]
HD Failure
Set to receive e-mail notification if the hard drive
fails.
[E-mail]
Password Enable
When set to On, the STOP/TEMP PWR button on
the DVR is locked out and requires a password.
On, [Off]
Password
The password is maximum eight digits.
[11111111],
00000000 to
99999999
Audio Output Channel
Select the audio output channel.
[1], 2, 3, 4
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2.2.8.1. Program Update Menu
Figure 2-26 Program Update Menu
Table 2-19 Program Update Configuration Items
Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Load Configuration
Load the configuration settings from a USB
device. MEM1 and MEM2 are customized
configuration settings.
[Default]
Mem1
Mem2
Store Current
Configuration
Store the DVR configuration settings to a USB
device.
[USB Device]
Mem1
Mem2
File Name
Set the file name.
1 to 4 characters
[SEO1]
Load
Load the new DVR configuration settings.
Store
Store the DVR’s configuration to a USB device.
Update
Upgrade the firmware. See “Updating the
Firmware” on page 2–29.
Format
Format the hard drive.
Figure 2-27 Load Configuration: Warning Message
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Figure 2-28 Store DVR Configuration to USB Device Message
Figure 2-29 Update DVR Firmware Message
Figure 2-30 Formatting the Hard Drive Message
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2.2.8.2. E-mail Settings Menu
The E-mail Settings feature requires network connectivity. See “Network Settings
Menu” on page 2–21.
Figure 2-31 Email Settings
Table 2-20 Email Settings Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
SMTP Server
Set the server name.
Maximum 32 characters
SMTP Port
Set the SMTP port.
[25], 1 through 9999
Authentication
Set the authentication.
[Login], None
User Name
Set the user name.
Maximum 32 characters
Password
Set the password.
Maximum 32 characters
Sender
Set the sender e-mail.
Maximum 64 characters
Receiver
Set the receiver e-mail.
Maximum 32 characters
Subject
Set the subject.
Maximum 32 characters
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2.2.8.3. One-Touch Settings Menu
Use the One-Touch download for downloading specific information to a usb drive via
the USB port. One-Touch download is available when the DVR is in live, playback, or
record mode. Use the ONE TOUCH button on the DVR or the copy button on the remote
control.
Recommendation: Using the One -ouch to archive several minutes or hours of video may take a long
time. For large volume video transfers, retrieve the DVR drive from the DVR and view the video
playback using the vMax View software.
Use the ONE TOUCH button without a video monitor.
Figure 2-32 One-Touch Settings Menu
Table 2-21 One-Touch Setting Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
One-Touch Download
See “Using One-Touch Download” on page 3–16.
[Alarms], Today,
Time, Clip
From Date
Set the month, day, and year.
From Time
Set the time 12 AM to 11 PM for 12 hour format
and 00 to 23 for 24 hour format.
Depends on the
hard drive data.
To Date
Set the month, day, and year.
To Time
Set the time 12 AM to 11 PM for 12 hour format
and 00 to 23 for 24 hour format.
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2.2.9. Updating the Firmware
The firmware version is displayed on the top right corner of every menu. The firmware
update must be obtained from Seon Design. To install a firmware update, a USB
memory device must be formatted from a Windows®-based computer using the FAT file
format. Load the Program Update file onto the USB memory device.
CAUTION: Equipment damage
DVR damage can occur if power to the DVR is turned off during firmware upgrade.
Do not use temporary power mode to power up the DVR for a firmware update.
Do not remove switched and constant power while updating the DVR firmware.
To install a firmware update on the MX4:
1. Power up the DVR using the vehicle ignition.
2. Insert the USB memory device with the new firmware version into a USB port on
the DVR.
3. After the DVR has started, go to the System Settings menu > Program Update >
Update.
Figure 2-33 Updating DVR Firmware Dialog Box
A window appears asking if you wish to update the DVR firmware.
4. Click Yes to proceed, or No to cancel.
5. Once the update is finished, the DVR will automatically restart.
Important: On restarting, the DVR will take up to 3 minutes to load as it completes the upgrade
process. Wait until the DVR finishes loading.
6. Remove the USB memory device.
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CHAPTER 3
Operation
This chapter provides information and procedures for operating the MX4. This
chapter contains the following sections:
• “Operate and Monitor the DVR” on page 3–1
• “Removing and Replacing the DVR Drive” on page 3–3
• “Search, Playback, and Archive Video” on page 3–3
• “vMax View and DVR Drive Interface” on page 3–4
• “On Screen Display Menus” on page 3–5
- “Using the Search Function” on page 3–7
- “Using the Archive Function” on page 3–9
- “Copy to USB” on page 3–11
• “vMax Web Display Menus” on page 3–12
• “Using One-Touch Download” on page 3–16
3.1. Operate and Monitor the DVR
The DVR front panel provides buttons, connectors, and status indicators for operating
and monitoring the status of the DVR.
2
1
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
Figure 3-1 MX4 Front Panel
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Table 3-1 Front Panel Features
Item
Feature
Description
1
DVR Drive lock
Requires the DVR drive key to unlock and remove the DVR drive.
When the DVR is recording, press the STOP/TEMP PWR button before unlocking and
removing the DVR drive. Turn the drive key to the open position. After ten seconds or until
the red HDD activity indicator is off, gently pull out the drive.
CAUTION: Data Loss
Do not remove the DVR drive until 10 seconds after power to the drive is turned off and the
red HDD activity indicator is off. Failure to do so may result in lost data.
2
DVR Drive
Remove the drive to a separate location for playback using the Media Cartridge Reader
connected to a PC. See “Removing and Replacing the DVR Drive” on page 3–3 and Figure
3-2 on page 3–5.
3
USB1, USB2 ports
Supports usb devices for:
•
•
•
•
•
Copying video and audio information.
Exporting video clips.
Updating the DVR firmware.
Importing/exporting.
Connecting the trackball mouse.
4
LAN activity
(green)
Illuminates when there is network activity on the local area network connection.
5
HDD activity (red)
Illuminates when the DVR is accessing the drive.
6
PWR indicator
(green)
TEMP --VOLTAGE — —
Illuminates when the DVR is powered on.
7
AUDIO OUT (red)
Audio output RCA jack.
8
VIDEO OUT
(yellow)
Video output RCA jack for configuring the DVR.
9
ONE TOUCH
Press to start ONE TOUCH downloading to portable media installed in USB port.
See “Using One-Touch Download” on page 3–16.
10
STOP/TEMP PWR
(red button)
•
•
Flashes quickly when the DVR cannot power up due to temperature limitations.
Flashes slowly when the DVR cannot power up due to voltage limitations.
•
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infrared (IR) receiver
Power on the DVR temporarily if held for more than 5 seconds.
Power down the DVR if held for more than 5 seconds when the DVR is in
temporary power mode, or in shutdown sequence.
Press the STOP button to stop the DVR from recording or playing.
Use with the remote control pointed at the receiver.
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3.2. Removing and Replacing the DVR Drive
The DVR has a removable drive that is contained in a drive tray. A drive lock secures
the cartridge during operation. Use the drive key to lock and unlock the drive.
Important: While the drive is hot swappable (the drive can be removed when the DVR is powered
up), do not remove the drive while the DVR is recording, as the video segment may not be recorded.
Press the STOP/TEMP PWR button before unlocking and removing the drive.
To remove the drive:
1. Insert the drive key.
2. Press STOP/TEMP PWR button.
3. Turn the drive key counter clockwise by ¼ turn until the drive lock is in the
unlocked position.
CAUTION: Data Loss
Do not remove the drive until 10 seconds after power to the DVR is turned off and the red
HDD activity indicator is OFF. Failure to do so may result in lost data.
4. After ten seconds, gently pull out the drive.
To install the drive:
1. Slide in a drive until the cartridge seats inside the front panel.
2. Insert the drive key, turn clockwise by ¼ turn until the drive lock is in the locked
position.
3.3. Search, Playback, and Archive Video
To search, playback, and archive recorded video, use one of three methods:
vMax View and DVR Drive Interface
Remove the DVR drive from the DVR, and use the TL/MX drive interface and vMax
View software. See “vMax View and DVR Drive Interface” on page 3–4.
On Screen Display Menus
For local video access, connect an LCD monitor to the TL DVR. Use the trackball
mouse or remote control to navigate the OSD menus. See “For local video access,
connect an LCD monitor to the VIDEO OUT RCA jack on the front of the MX4 DVR.
Use the trackball mouse or remote control to navigate the OSD menus.” on page 3–5.
vMax Web Menus
For remote video access, use a laptop and the vMax Web browser user interface with
Ethernet connectivity. See “vMax Web Display Menus” on page 3–12.
Access the playback controls via vMax Web. See “vMax Web Access” on page 1–12
for access instructions.
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3.4. vMax View and DVR Drive Interface
The TL drive interface is provided with vMax View software to accommodate the TL
drives. The drive interface uses two USB connectors to work with power from the PC.
To access video from the drive using vMax View:
1. Remove the drive from the DVR.
2. Connect to the USB ports on a PC or laptop with vMax View installed, as shown
in Figure 3-1.
Figure 3-1 MX4 Drive Interface with Hard Drive
3. Open the vMax View software to search, playback and archive DVR drive
contents.
vMax View sees the information read from the DVR drive.
See vMax View User Guide 700-0137 for detailed procedures.
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3.5. On Screen Display Menus
For local video access, connect an LCD monitor to the VIDEO OUT RCA jack on
the front of the MX4 DVR. Use the trackball mouse or remote control to navigate
the OSD menus.
MX4 DVR
LCD Monitor
Figure 3-2 Local Playback of Video using Monitor Attached to the DVR
To search, playback, and archive video from the OSD menus:
1. Insert a USB memory device into an open USB port on the DVR front panel.
2. In the OSD view, right-click the live view to access the main menu
Figure 3-3 Main Menu
Figure 3-4 Playback Tool Bar Window
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Table 3-2 Playback Tool Bar Items
Tool Bar Icon
1
3–6
Description
Start of clip/End of clip
Click to set the start and end of clip points for
Archiving. See page 3–9.
Search
Click to search by Date, Time, Alarm, Signals, or
System Event.
Archive
Click to display the Archive window to save a video
clip to a USB device.
Fast Rewind
Click to reverse during playback. With playback
paused, each click reverses the video by one frame.
Play/Pause
Click to start playback.
Click again to pause playback.
Fast Forward
Click to fast forward during playback. With
playback paused, each click advances the video by
one frame.
Individual camera/Quad view
Click to display Camera 1, 2, 3, 4 or quad view.
Audio
Click to cycle through Audio 1, 2, 3 or 4.
Metadata Text overlay
Click to turn on text overlay: temperature, system
voltage, GPS data (if recorded), speed, date, and
time.
Show/Hide Playback tool bar
Click to show or hide the playback tool bar.
Exit
Click to exit to on-screen display.
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3.5.1. Using the Search Function
The MX4 includes a powerful search function that lets you quickly find recorded
information by Date and Time, Alarm, Signals, and by System Event.
To view the Search menu:
1. From the Main Menu, click on Playback and press Enter. See Figure 3-3.
2. Click on the Show/Hide toolbar icon
in the center of the window.
Figure 3-5 Show/Hide Toolbar Icon
The playback tool bar appears. See Figure 3-4.
3. Click on the Search
icon.
The Search menu appears as shown in Figure 3-6. The items appearing in the
dialog box will depend on the item selected in Search Only box.
Figure 3-6 Search Menu
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Table 3-3 Search Configuration Items
Menu Item
Description
Start Date
Set the start date for the
search.
Time
Set the start time for the
search.
Search Only
Select the desired search
type.
Value [Default]
•
[Time]
•
Alarm
•
Alm1, Alm2, Alm3, Alm4, All
•
Signals
•
Signal1, Signal2, Signal3,
Signal4, Signal5, All
•
System Event
•
•
An Alarm event, n = alarm input
Dn Drive over temperature
warning, n = disk number
LH Logical head: beginning of
recording date and time after
drive has been overwritten
LUn Logical user login n = 1 is
Administrator, 2 is Operator, 3 is
General
PH Physical head: Beginning
point of hard disk space
PL Power loss
RUn Remote user login through
HTTP, n = user level
Sn Signal, n = signal input
Tn Scheduled recording
TN
Vn Video loss, n = camera
All
•
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Search
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Press Enter to Start
Search.
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3.5.2. Using the Archive Function
An archive dialog box lets you specify the start and end date and time of the video clip
to be archived to a USB memory device.
To view the Archive menu:
1. From the Main Menu, click on Playback and press ENTER.
2. Click on the Show/hide toolbar icon
in the center of the window.
The playback tool bar appears.
3. Click on the Archive
icon.
The Archive menu appears as shown in Figure 3-6. The items appearing in the
dialog box depend on the item selected in the Filter By box.
Figure 3-7 Archive Menu
Table 3-4 Archive Configuration Items
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Menu Item
Description
Start Date
Set the start date (month, day, and year) for the clip.
Time
Set the start time for the archive clip.
End Date
Set the end date (month, day, and year) for the archive clip.
Time
Set the end time for the archive clip.
Filter By:
Filter recorded data by one of three types.
Copy to USB
Click to archive the video clip to USB memory device.
Value [Default]
•
•
•
Time
Alarm Data
Log File
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To establish an archive clip:
1. In the System Settings menu, select One-Touch and configure the setting for OneTouch Download to clip. See Figure 3-8.
Figure 3-8 One-Touch Settings: clip
2. Use the video playback or search controls to view the start date and time of the video
you want to archive.
3. Click start of clip icon
. to set the start point of the archive clip.
4. Locate the end of the video you want to archive in Play mode, and click Pause.
5. Click end of clip icon
to set the end point of the archive clip.
6. Press the ONE TOUCH button on the DVR front panel.
The One-Touch Process menu appears. The archive clip is saved to the USB
memory device.
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3.5.3. Copy to USB
To copy video files to a USB memory device:
1. Insert a USB memory device into an open USB port on the DVR front panel.
2. In the Playback tool bar, click the archive icon
to display the Archive screen.
3. Click on Copy to USB to start archiving.
A progress bar appears.
4. OR Click Cancel to stop the archiving process.
5. Remove the USB drive when complete and return to the Archive screen.
Figure 3-9 Copy to USB Progress Bar
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3.6. vMax Web Display Menus
To search, play back, and archive video with vMax Web:
1. Select the Playback tab to display the Playback screen.
Figure 3-10 vMax Web MX Playback Tab
2. Select the Channel Display view, which will show all the cameras or the specific
camera which recorded the video.
3. In the Select drop down menu, select Record.
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4. In the Search By drop down menu, select Time or Event. Depending on which
option is selected, choose from the following:
a) Time - enter the start date and time of the required video. The selected video
loads. Click Play. Go to step 5.
OR
b) Event - select the required search parameters in the fields as shown in Figure 3-11.
Figure 3-11 Event Search Fields
Table 3-5 Event Search Fields
Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Select
Choose Record, high resolution video is available for archiving.
Record]
Search By
Choose whether to search by the time the event occurred, or by the specific
event triggered recordings.
[Time], Event
Event Type
Enabled when Event is selected in Search By. Select the type of event to search
for.
[Alarms], Signals, System
Events
Event Filter
Enabled when Event is selected in Search By. Select the specific alarm to search
for.
[ALL], ALM 0, ALM 1,
ALM 2, ALM 3, ALM 4
Start Date
Set the start date (month, day, and year) for the search.
[Current]
Time
Set the start time for the search.
[1hour before current time]
End Date
Enabled when Event is selected in Search By. Set the end date (month, day, and
year) for the search.
[Current]
Time
Enabled when Event is selected in Search By. Set the end time for the search.
[Current time]
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c) Click Search.
The progress bar runs while the DVR locates video matches.
The Event list appears as shown in Figure 3-11.
Figure 3-12 Event Search List
d) From the Event list, select the event to review.
e) Click Play.
The selected video plays in the channel views.
5. Use the video playback or search controls to confirm the start and end date and time,
and which cameras show the video you want to archive.
6. Select the Archive tab.
Figure 3-13 vMax Web MX4 Archive Tab
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Table 3-6 Archive Tab Fields
Menu Item
Description
Value [Default]
Select
Choose which recording stream to search.
• With Record selected, high resolution video is available for
archiving.
• With Log File selected, the user can export a log file of all selected
events to a text file.
[Record], Log File
Camera
Select the camera(s) with the required recorded video.
1-4
Available
Read only. This area displays the earliest and latest dates containing
recorded video on the DVR drive.
Start, End
Start
Set the start date (month, day, and year) for the search.
[Current]
Time
Set the start time for the search.
[1hour before current time]
End
Enabled when Event is selected in Search By. Set the end date (month,
day, and year) for the search.
[Current]
Time
Enabled when Event is selected in Search By. Set the end time for the
search.
[Current time]
Archive
Select to save the selected range of video to a file on the PC.
7. In the Select drop down menu, select Record or Log File.
a) With Record selected, high resolution video is available for archiving.
b) With Log File selected, the user can export a log file of all selected events to a
text file.
8. In the Camera area, select the camera(s) containing the video to archive.
9. In the Archive Range area, select the start and end date and time of the video clip to
archive.
10. Click Archive.
11. Choose a saving location and name for the clip. The default name is the start and end
date stamp of the clip.
12. Click Save.
The progress bar shows the archiving in progress.
13. Click OK on the Archive Complete message.
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3.7. Using One-Touch Download
Use the One-Touch download for downloading specific recorded information to a USB
drive via the USB port. One-Touch download is available when the DVR is on and in
live, playback, or record mode. Use the ONE TOUCH button on the DVR or the COPY
button on the remote control. Files are downloaded in the DVR drive format and can be
viewed and edited with the vMax View application. See the vMax View User Guide,
700-0137.
Recommendation: Retrieving several minutes or hours of video may take a long time. For large
volume video transfers, retrieve the drive from the DVR and view the video playback via the vMax View
software.
The default setting for One-Touch download is Alarms. See “One-Touch Settings Menu”
on page 2–28.
To use the One-Touch download option:
1. If the DVR is powered off, press the STOP/TEMP PWR button for 5 seconds to
power up the DVR for five minutes.
USB Input
ONE
TOUCH
Button
LCD Monitor
STOP/TEMP
PWR Button
Figure 3-14 LCD Monitor Connected to DVR
2. When the DVR is on, connect an LCD monitor to VIDEO OUT on the DVR front
panel.
3. Insert a USB memory device into the USB port on the DVR front panel.
4. Press the ONE TOUCH button to download information to the USB drive.
The on-screen display indicates download in progress. The screen shows the USB
device size and the data file size.
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Figure 3-15 One-Touch Progress
When transfer is complete, the on-screen display closes.
5. Remove the USB drive.
The DVR will power off automatically after 5 minutes.
6. To power off the DVR immediately, press STOP/TEMP PWR for three seconds.
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CHAPTER 4
Maintenance and Return
Table 4-1 Maintenance Tasks
Tasks
What to do
Synchronizing the DVR
Clock
Synchronize the DVR clock every six months to ensure accurate video recording of the time and
date. For setting the time and date, see “Time and Date Menu” on page 2–5.
Replacing the remote
control battery
Replace the CR 2025 battery with the same type of battery.
1.
Press the tab on the back of the remote control.
2.
Pull the battery compartment out, and remove the old battery.
3.
Insert a new battery into the compartment with the positive side (+) facing up.Close the
battery compartment.
Cleaning the front cover,
cable cover, DVR
The MX4 DVR, front cover and cable covers are made from 18 gauge steel, coated with an
outdoor powder paint, and only require periodic cleaning. To clean, use a damp cloth with a mild
detergent. Do not allow water into the holes.
Cleaning the camera and
window
Refer to the product documentation for cleaning the camera.
Replacing the fan filter
Check the fan filter for excess dirt on a regular basis, and replace the filter when it restricts airflow.
Failure to replace a blocked filter may result in the DVR shutting down on a hot day due to
inadequate air circulation. Contact your dealer or Seon Design to obtain a replacement.
1.
Remove the filter cover by gently prying it off with a small flat screwdriver.
2.
Discard the used filter and place a new filter back into the filter holder.
3.
Push the filter cover back into the holder and snap it into place.
CAUTION: Equipment damage
Do not remove the four screws holding the fan in place. Loose components inside the unit could
cause internal damage.
4.1. Returning Product for Service
If any part of the MX4 is to be returned to Seon Design Inc. for service, contact Seon,
provide the model and/or serial number of your unit, and ask for a Return
Authorization (RA) number which allows the service technicians to track your
product when it comes in for service. Please have the RA number clearly marked on
the outside of the shipping box. ANY PRODUCT SENT TO SEON DESIGN INC. WITHOUT
AN RA NUMBER MAY BE REFUSED.
The contact numbers for Seon Design Inc. are:
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Toll Free Telephone 1.877.630.7366
Direct Telephone 604.941.0880
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Maintenance and Return
Please refer to the “Seon Design Inc. Product Warranty” on page W–1 to review the
terms of warranty service, contact, and shipping information, as well as other
important issues regarding the service and operation of your system.
4.2. Troubleshooting the MX4
The MX4 is designed for high reliability of operation. If you have any problems with
your system, however, read this chapter. If you cannot resolve the issue, contact
Customer Service at Seon Design.
Symptom
Possible Cause and Solution
All problems.
Many system problems are caused by issues with the power supplied to the DVR. Check
the following:
•
•
•
The DVR does not power on.
•
•
The DVR turns on but does not start
recording.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
There is no picture on the video
monitor output.
•
•
The voltage to the system may be too low. Check the voltage display (On or Off)
Diagnostic Display. If the voltage display is turned OFF, go to the “Diagnostic
Display Menu” on page 2–9 and turn Voltage Display to ON. The voltage range
should be between 8 to 32 VDC.
The power harness from the DVR must be connected as close to the battery as
possible. Check the wiring to the battery.
Check the in-line fuses and fuse holders. If a fuse is blown, determine the cause
before replacing it.
Is the internal temperature below 40°F (4°C)? The TEMP LED on the front panel will
be flashing.
Is the constant and switched power harness plugged into the DVR securely?
Check the ignition wiring from the power input harness. Is the yellow wire connected
to an ignition switched circuit?
Is the drive installed properly with the key in the locked position on the front panel?
Is the temperature below 40°F (4°C)? Check the temperature display on the main
menu. See “Diagnostic Display Menu” on page 2–9. Wait for the DVR to warm up
and start recording.
Is the temperature above 122°F (50°C)? Check the temperature display on the main
menu.
Check the battery voltage.
Check the settings for Record Delay-On time in the Record menu. See “Timers
Settings Menu” on page 2–20.
Are the timers on? See “Timers Settings Menu” on page 2–20.
Check the connections inside the camera, as well as the connections inside the DVR
cable cover.
The voltage to the system may be too low, less than 8 VDC. If the status LED on the
front panel is illuminated, the DVR is in low voltage.
The live camera picture is snowy,
fuzzy, or grainy.
•
•
•
•
Check all connections inside the camera.
Is the camera cable damaged?
Check the connections inside the DVR lock box.
Is the DVR power harness connected directly to the bus battery?
The playback picture is snowy,
fuzzy, or grainy.
•
•
Is the power input harness connected to the battery?
Check the video monitor cable attached to the front or back of the DVR.
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APPENDIX A
Specifications
This appendix provides the product specifications for the Explorer MX4 Basic and
Plus Mobile Digital Video Recording (DVR) System.
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
A.1. Explorer MX4
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Video Input/Output
75 Ohm NTSC video
Video Resolution
720 × 480, 720 × 240, or 360 × 240 pixels
Video Compression
MPEG-4
Media Storage
DVR drive, solid state
DVR Drive Removal
Hot swappable, locking key-secured
Camera Input Connectors
6-pin Molex
Audio Input Level
–8 dBm
Audio Output Level
–6 dBm, 10 kOhm
Operating Temperature
–22°F to 122° F (–30°C to 50°C)
Storage Temperature
–40°F to 158°F (–40°C to 70°C)
Operating Humidity
0 to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Operating Voltage
8 to 32 VDC
Transient Protection
600 W per signal input
Temperature Protection
Advanced Smart-Temp
Power Harness Connector
4-pin Molex
Alarm Input Connector
2-pin Molex
DVR Drive Dimensions (H × W × D)
0.83 × 3 ×5.1" (21 × 76 × 130 mm)
DVR Dimensions (H × W × D)
2 × 7 × 6.5" (51 × 178 × 165 mm)
DVR Weight
5.3 lb (2.4 kg) with front cover, cable cover
Fuses: Power Circuit and Ignition Circuit
5 A and 1 A
Ethernet
Gigabit
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A.1.1. Advanced Smart-Temp™
Temperature inside DVR
Advanced Smart-Temp…
Below –4°F (–20°C)
DVR is not powered, although the drive can still be removed from the
DVR, the heater is on. If the temperature falls below a preset value with
the heater on, the DVR shuts down.
Above 149°F (65°C)
Shuts down the DVR to protect the drive from damage.
A.1.2. Explorer MX4 Functional Features
Time Format
12-hour or 24-hour format
Date Format
mm-dd-yyyy, dd-mm-yyyy and yyyy-mm-dd
Camera Title
8 characters
Repeat Record
User selectable On/Off
Record Delay-On and Record Delay-Off
0 seconds to 60 minutes
Power Delay-Off
0 minutes to 4 hours
Daily Timers
10
Alarm
ALM1 is available for MX4 Basic. ALM1 to ALM4 are
available for MX4 Plus with the Smart-Link™ module.
Playback Search
Date and Time, Ignition, Alarms, or All Events
Playback Speed
Image-by-Image, 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, 32×, step
USB Memory Device
SanDisk Cruzer® Mini or equivalent
A.1.3. Explorer MX4 Front Cover, Cable Cover
Main Enclosure
18 GA cold rolled steel (CRS), powder coated black paint
Door Lock
Industrial cam lock, keyed alike.
Dimensions (H × W ×D)
2 5⁄16 × 8 3⁄16 × 10 1⁄8" (59 × 208 × 257 mm).
A.1.4. Smart-Link™ Module
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Power Harness Connector
4-pin Molex
Auxiliary Power Output Connector
2-pin Molex
GPS Input Connector
4-pin Molex
Signals Connector
6-pin Molex
CAN bus Network Connector
4-pin Molex
Serial Port/GPS
9-pin DB9
Alarm Input Connector
8-pin Molex
Indicator Panel Connector
5-pin Molex
Speed Input Connector
3-pin Molex
Dimensions (H × W ×D)
5.875 × 3.25 × 0.875" (150 × 83 × 23 mm)
Weight and material
9 oz (255 g), steel, powder coated black pain
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This User Manual is valid for Seon Design Inc. Document Part Number 700-0075.
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Seon Design Inc. Product Warranty
Seon Design Inc. (Seon) warrants the cameras and components listed below against defects in workmanship and materials provided that such defects
appear or are discovered within the respective periods specified below and provided further that the purchaser of such products notifies Seon of such
defects within thirty (30) days of the appearance or discovery of such defects:
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Three (3) years from date of purchase, parts and labor on the SA Wedge Camera Series
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One (1) year from date of purchase, parts and labor on the SA-IR Illuminator
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Three (3) years from date of purchase, parts and labor on all other Cameras
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Three (3) years from date of purchase, parts and labor on the Explorer® Premier, DX, EX, MX, and Trooper® TL series mobile DVR Systems
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One (1) year from date of purchase, parts and labor on all other products and accessories
All service/replacement parts and repairs are warranted for a period of 90 days.
Subject to the terms and conditions listed below, during the relevant warranty period, Seon will repair, replace, or refund the purchase price for the
defective product, whichever Seon considers to be appropriate in the circumstances, in Seon’s sole and arbitrary opinion, free of charge, any defective
products returned prepaid. In the event purchaser has a problem with any Seon product, please call and request a RETURN AUTHORIZATION (RA)
NUMBER from the Service Department. Please call 877-630-7366 or (604) 941-0880 and ask for the Service Department. Be sure to have the model
number, serial number and the nature of the problem available for the customer service representative. Prior authorization MUST be obtained for all
returns, exchanges, or credits. ITEMS SHIPPED TO SEON WITHOUT A CLEARLY IDENTIFIED RA NUMBER MAY BE REFUSED.
Products returned will be tested to verify the defect. Upon verification of the defect, the product will be repaired or exchanged, or the purchase price
will be refunded or credited to the customer’s account, at the sole option of Seon. In the event of replacement, the returned product will be credited to
the customer’s account and a new invoice issued for the replacement item. Seon reserves the right to refund the purchase price or to issue a credit only
in lieu of replacement. Seon may use new or refurbished replacement parts for repairing its products, at its sole and arbitrary discretion. Seon may
replace an entire unit with an equivalent model, at its sole and arbitrary discretion. If a unit is exchanged, the returned product shall become the
property of Seon and the exchange product becomes the property of the purchaser, and the remainder of the warranty that applied to the original unit
purchased shall apply to the exchanged product. Exchange units may be new units or units that have been repaired to full factory specifications at
Seon’s discretion. If the product is found to be in good working order or its inability to function properly is not covered by this warranty, the product
will be returned in the same condition as received unless repair is possible and requested by the customer. Repairs of such nature will incur a charge for
parts and labor and will proceed only by agreement with the customer to accept the charge.
This warranty shall not apply:
(a)
to equipment not supplied by Seon;
(b)
to equipment, including, any components, which shall have been operated in excess of rated capacity, subject to negligence, accident, or
damage by circumstances beyond Seon’s control, or to improper installation, operation, maintenance, servicing, alterations or storage,
modification without Seon’s written authorization, misuse, vandalism, fire, floods or acts of nature so as, in Seon’s exclusive and arbitrary
judgment, to affect the same adversely;
(c)
if the serial number for the product has been altered in any way; or
(d)
if the product has been operated outside of the specified Operating Environment specified in the Seon Users Manual for such product.
Disclaimer
THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS , WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES AND CONDITIONS , EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED , STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING , SEON EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS AND
EXCLUDES ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, DURABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTIES OR MODIFIED
WARRANTIES ARISING FROM USAGE OF TRADE OR COURSE OF DEALING.
Any description of the goods or services, whether in writing or made orally by Seon or Seon’s agents, specifications, samples, models, bulletins,
drawings, diagrams, engineering sheets or similar materials used in connection with customer’s order are for the sole purpose of identifying the goods
and/or services and shall not be construed as an express warranty. Any suggestions by Seon or Seon’s agents regarding use, applications or suitability
of the goods and/or services shall not be construed as an express warranty unless confirmed to be such in writing by Seon. Purchaser assumes full
responsibility for selecting products to achieve purchaser’s intended purposes, for properly installing and using those products, and for verifying the
results obtained therefrom.
PURCHASER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND SEON’S ENTIRE LIABILITY ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH PURCHASER ’S USE OF THE PRODUCTS
AND/OR THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS, OR REFUND OR CREDIT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF
THE PRODUCTS AS SET FORTH ABOVE. SEON SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO AND DISCLAIMS: (A) ANY OTHER OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES ARISING
OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OF WARRANTY, (B) ANY OBLIGATIONS WHATSOEVER ARISING FROM TORT CLAIMS (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE,
Seon Design Inc. Product Warranty
AND STRICT LIABILITY) OR ARISING UNDER OTHER THEORIES OF LAW WITH RESPECT TO GOODS SOLD OR SERVICES RENDERED BY SEON, OR
ANY UNDERTAKINGS, ACTS OR OMISSIONS RELATING THERETO, AND (C) ALL CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL AND CONTINGENT
DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF SEON HAS BEEN SPECIFICALLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Seon specifically disclaims any liability for property or personal injury damages, penalties,
special or punitive damages, damages for lost profits or revenues, loss of use of goods or any associated equipment, cost of capital, cost of
substitute goods, facilities or services, down-time, shut-down or slow-down costs, or for any other types of economic loss, and for claims of
customer’s customers or any third party for any such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitation or exclusion of incidental or
consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to purchaser. In no event shall Seon’s total liability for any damages to
purchaser or any other person in connection with the products or this agreement exceed the lower of the suggested list price or the actual price paid
for the products, regardless of whether such liability arises from contract, tort, warranty or any other form of claim.
If any provision of this agreement is found to be void, invalid, or unenforceable, that finding shall not affect the remaining provisions, all of which
shall be enforced to the full extent permitted by law. If any remedy hereunder is determined to have failed of its essential purpose, the limitations of
liability and exclusion of damages set forth above shall remain in full force and effect. This agreement may be modified only in writing signed by
a duly authorized representative of Seon.
Provisions Applicable to American Customers
For those customers whose mailing address is in the United States, Seon’s offer and any agreement of sale resulting therefrom shall be governed by
and construed in accordance with the internal and domestic laws of the State of WASHINGTON without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules
thereof. The Superior Court of Washington for Whatcom County and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (“the U.S. Closed
Courts”) shall have exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and determine all disputes and claims, whether for specific performance, injunction,
declaration or otherwise arising out of or in any way connected with the construction, breach, or alleged, threatened or anticipated breach of the
contract resulting from this offer and shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine all questions as to the validity, existence or enforceability
thereof. Customer specifically consents to such Court’s exercise of jurisdiction over it. The purchaser attorns to the exclusive jurisdictions of the
jurisdiction of the U.S. Closed Courts, waives any obligation to venue in any action or proceeding regarding Seon Products and waives any
objection that the U.S. Closed Courts are an inconvenient forum or do not have jurisdiction over the purchaser of Seon. The United Nations
Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods shall not apply.
Provisions Applicable to Canadian Customers
For those customers whose mailing address is in Canada, Seon’s offer and any agreement of sale resulting therefrom shall be governed by and
construed in accordance with the internal and domestic laws of the Province of BRITISH COLUMBIA and the laws of Canada applicable therein
without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof. The courts of British Columbia (the “Canadian Closed Courts”) shall have exclusive
jurisdiction to entertain and determine all disputes and claims, whether for specific performance, injunction, declaration or otherwise arising out of
or in any way connected with the construction, breach, or alleged, threatened or anticipated breach of the contract resulting from this offer and shall
have jurisdiction to hear and determine all questions as to the validity, existence or enforceability thereof. The purchaser attorns to the exclusive
jurisdictions of the jurisdiction of the Canadian Closed Courts, waives any obligation to venue in any action or proceeding regarding Seon Products
and waives any objection that the Canadian Closed Courts are an inconvenient forum or do not have jurisdiction over the purchaser of Seon. The
United Nations Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods shall not apply.
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Seon Design Inc.
Unit 111, 3B Burbidge Street
Coquitlam, BC
Canada V3K 7B2
Telephone
Toll Free Telephone
Fax
Toll Free Fax
Email
Web site
700-0075 R002
604.941.0880
1.877.630.7366
604.941.0870
1.866.664.3677
sales@seon.com
www.seon.com
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