VP-4
USER MANUAL
Version1.2.0
Regulatory Information
FCC Information
FCC compliance: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
FCC Conditions
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
EU Conformity Statement
This product and - if applicable - the supplied accessories too are marked with "CE"
and comply therefore with the applicable harmonized European standards listed
under the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC, the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.
2002/96/EC (WEEE directive): Products marked with this symbol cannot be disposed of
as unsorted municipal waste in the European Union. For proper recycling, return this
product to your local supplier upon the purchase of equivalent new equipment, or
dispose of it at designated collection points. For more information see:
www.recyclethis.info.
2006/66/EC (battery directive): This product contains a battery that cannot be disposed
of as unsorted municipal waste in the European Union. See the product documentation
for specific battery information. The battery is marked with this symbol, which may
include lettering to indicate cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), or mercury (Hg). For proper
recycling, return the battery to your supplier or to a designated collection point. For more
information see: www.recyclethis.info.
Description on Laser Specification
The optical disc drive such as DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) Drive 22X that is used in this computer is
equipped with laser. The classification label with the following sentence is affixed to the surface of the
drive.
CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT TO IEC60825-1
LASER KLASSE 1
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The drive with the above label is certified by the manufacturer that the drive complies with the
requirement for laser product on the date of manufacturing pursuant to article 21 of Code of Federal
Regulations by the United States of America, Department of Health & Human Services, Food and Drug
Administration.
In other countries, the drive is certified to comply with the requirement pursuant to IEC 60825-1 and EN
60825-1 on class 1 laser product.
This computer is equipped with the optical disc drive in the following list according to the model.
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Safety Warnings and Cautions
Please pay attention to the following warnings and cautions:
Hazardous Voltage may be present: Special measures and precautions must be
taken when using this device. Some potentials (voltages) on the device may
present a hazard to the user. This device should only be used by employees from
our company with knowledge and training in working with these types of devices
that contain live circuits.
Power Supply Hazardous Voltage: AC mains voltages are present within the power supply assembly.
This device must be connected to a UL approved, completely enclosed power supply, of the proper rated
voltage and current.
No user serviceable parts inside the power supply.
System Grounding (Earthing): To avoid shock, ensure that all AC wiring is not exposed and that the
earth grounding is maintained. Ensure that any equipment to which this device will be attached is also
connected to properly wired grounded receptacles and are approved medical devices.
Power Connect and Disconnect: The AC power supply cord is the main
disconnect device to mains (AC power).The socket outlet shall be installed near the
equipment and shall be readily accessible.
Installation and Maintenance: Do not connect/disconnect any cables to or perform
installation/maintenance on this device during an electrical storm.
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Power Cord Requirements: The connector that plugs into the wall outlet must be a grounding-type male
plug designed for use in your region. It must have certification marks showing certification by an agency
in your region. The connector that plugs into the AC receptacle on the power supply must be an IEC 320,
sheet C13, female connector. See the following website for more information
http://kropla.com/electric2.htm.
Lithium Battery: This device contains a Lithium Battery. There is a risk of
explosion if the battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries
according to the vendor’s instructions and in accordance with local environmental
regulations.
Perchlorate Material: Special handling may apply. See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate. This notice is required by California Code of Regulations,
Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 33: Best Management Practices for Perchlorate Materials. This device
includes a battery which contains perchlorate material.
Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Description
Developed on the basis of the latest encoding technology, the VP-4 allows the analog signal to be
digitized and then stored in hard disk or transmitted via network.
Adopting the latest embedded processor, the VP-4 provides more powerful capabilities in audio/video
encoding; standard 1U chassis design maintains easy installation; multiple network transmission
protocols supported; and code downloaded in FLASH ensures high stability and reliability of system
performance.
1.2 Features
Encoding
Support H.264 encoding standard at PS and RTP customized encapsulation formats, of which RTP
stream is used for transmission via network and PS stream for recording;
Support encoding at 4CIF, 2CIF, CIF and QCIF resolutions;
Dual stream encoding;
Either compound streams encoding or video stream encoding selectable; audio and video
synchronization during compound streams encoding.
Recording
 Multiple Recording Periods Configurable
Up to 8 recording periods can be configured for each day, with different recording type selectable for
each recording period.
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 Cycle Recording
Either cycle recording or non-cycle recording mode is configurable. In cycle recording mode, the earliest
recoding will be overwritten when the HDD is full; and in non-cycle recording mode, the system will stop
recording and give alert when HDD is full.
 Scheduled & Event Recording
Each channel can be set with the scheduled recording and event recording separately, with separate
resolution, bit rate, frame rate and stream type configurable.
 Multiple Record Triggering Modes
Scheduled recording;
Motion detection recording;
Alarm recording;
Motion detection/alarm recording;
Motion detection & alarm recording;
Manual recording.
 Pre-recoding and Post-recording
Support pre-recoding and post-recoding, with the recording time configurable: 0-30sec for pre-recording
and 5-600sec for post-recording;
 Record Files Lock & Unlock
User may lock/unlock the record files, and the locked record files will not be overwritten in cycle-recording
mode.
 HDD Group Management
 HDD Property Settings
The HDD can be set to read/write, read-only or redundancy properties;
When the HDD is set to read-only, it allows search and playback of record files only, and no data can be
written into the disk, including record and log;
When the HDD is set to redundancy, it must be used with the read/write disk for real-time backup of
important record data.
Network
 One 10M/100Mbps self-adaptive UTP Ethernet interface;
 IPv6 is supported.
 TCP/IP protocol, PPPoE, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, NTP, SADP, SMTP, SNMP, NFS, and iSCSI are
supported.
 TCP and UDP for unicast.
 Automatically get IP address by DHCP protocol;
 Two-way audio and single-directional broadcasting;
 Transmission via RS-232 and RS-485 transparent channels;
 Access to Internet by PPPoE method, and support Peanut Hull, Dyndns, NO-IP, etc.;
 Set time by NTP;
 Remote Web browser access by HTTP protocol;
 Connectable with network HDD in NAS, IPSAN mode;
 Send E-mail by SMTP protocol, and support attachment of captured JPEG image and SSL
encryption;
 Remote JPEG image capturing with user-defined image resolution and quality.
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PTZ Control
 Support Multiple PTZ Protocols
Different channels can be configured with protocol type, RS-485 address, baud rate, data bit, stop bit,
even & odd parity, stream control method, etc.; and remote configuration of presets, patrols and patterns.
 Digital Zoom (with Speed Dome)
When connected with speed dome, digital zooming can be realized by clicking on the image through
client software.
 PTZ linkage
Relay input alarm can be responded with PTZ linkage actions, e.g., callup of predefined presets, patrols
or patterns.
Alarm
 Relay Alarm Input
Either NO mode or NC mode can be set;
Four different alarm arming periods are configurable;
Capabilities of triggering corresponding alarm handling methods, relay alarm output, buzzer alarm,
upload to control center, PTZ linkage, presets/patrols/patterns callup, etc.
 Relay Alarm Output
Relay alarm output can be connected with alarm devices for alarm handling within arming period.
Exceptions
 Exception Alarm Handling
Exception alarms include network disconnect alarm, IP address conflict alarm, illegal access alarm, etc.;
multiple alarm handling methods are supported, relay alarm output, buzzer alarm, upload to center, etc.
 Exception Reboot
Software watchdog capability: for inspecting important tasks and system resources of device; in case of
exceptions detected, the device will be automatically rebooted.
Firmware watchdog: for inspecting the firmware of device; in case of exceptions in system task
scheduling, the device will be automatically rebooted.
User Administration
A maximum of 32 users can be created by the system, including 1 administrator and 31 users. The user
name of the administrator is admin, which cannot be modified, and the password is allowable to be
modified by the administrator only; no deletion of the administrator is allowed, and the administrator is
authorized to set the operation permissions for normal users.
Logs
The system logs can be classified into the operation logs, alarm logs, exception logs and information logs.
User may search and view all recorded system logs by date or type, as well as export the logs to the text
format over network.
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Chapter 2 Structure
2.1 Front Panel
VP-4:
Figure 2.1 Front Panel of VP-4
Table 2.1 Front Panel of VP-4
LED Indicator
Function
POWER
Power LED indicator: 1. Lights in red when the device is working; 2. Does not light
when the device is powered off.
LINK LED indicator: 1. Normally lights in green when the network connection is
functioning properly; 2. Does not light when the network connection is abnormal.
LINK
Tx/Rx
Tx/Rx LED indicator: 1. Does not light when the network is not connected; 2. Blinks
in green when the data is transmitting / receiving; 3. Blinks at higher frequency
when the data for transmitting / receiving is larger.
2.2 Rear Panel
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VP-4HCI / HFI:
Rear Panel Pic
Figure 2.2 Rear Panel of VP-4
Table 2.2 Rear Panel of VP-4
Interface
Connections
1
GND
Grounding
2
DC12V
12V DC power supply
3
RS-485
RS-485 serial interface for connection to pan/tilt unit, speed dome, etc.
4
ALARM OUT
5
ALARM IN
6
RESET
Relay alarm output.
Relay alarm input.
Restore the factory default settings by holding the RESET button for 15
seconds after power is turned on.
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LAN
8
RS-232
10M/100Mbps self-adaptive UTP Ethernet interface.
Serial interface for configuration of device’s parameters or used as
transparent channel.
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VIDEO IN
BNC connectors for video input.
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AUDIO IN
BNC connectors for audio input.
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LINE IN
3.5mm two-way audio input interface for connection to active pick-up,
microphone, etc.
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AUDIO OUT
3.5mm audio output interface for connection to audio output device,
e.g., loudspeaker, etc.
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2.3 Alarm Connections
2.3.1 Alarm Input Connections
VP-4 supports the open/close relay input as the alarm input mode. For the alarm input signal not in
open/close relay signal mode, please follow the connections shown as below:
Alarm input connections for Emerson Alarm:
Figure 2.3 Alarm Input Connections for Emerson Alarm
Alarm input connections for Normal Alarm:
Figure 2.4 Alarm Input Connections for Normal Alarm
2.3.2 Alarm Output Connections
VP-4 supports the open/close relay input as the alarm output mode. The alarm input can be selected to
NO or NC. Different alarm output connection methods are applied to the AC or DC load. Please refer to
the following diagram:
Alarm output connections diagram:
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Figure 2.5 Alarm Output Connections
Please note the different connections of JJ1 shown above.
For DC load, JJ1can be safely used both in NC and NO methods, and it is recommended to use within
the limit of 12V/1A. For external AC input, JJ1 must be open. The motherboard provides two jumpers,
each corresponding to one alarm output. And both of two jumpers are factory set to be connected.
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Chapter 3 Network Parameters
Configuration
Purpose:
If you don’t know the IP address of the encoder and this is not the first time you use the encoder, you can
use Advidia Device Utility or the Serial port tools to find out the IP address of the encoder and to
configure the IP address or other network parameters of it. It is recommended to change the default IP
address for the first time to use it.
This chapter aims to tell the procedures of using the Advidia Camera Finder software and the Hyper
Terminal Software to find and configure the IP address and other parameters of the device.
Note:
For the first-time user, the default user name of VP-4 is admin, and password is 12345. And the default IP
address is 192.0.0.64.
3.1 Hyper Terminal Setup
The common method is to connect encoder and PC with serial line, run Hyper Terminal and modify
parameters with serial command. Please connect the RS-232 port of encoder with the COM port of PC
directly, power on the encoder and PC and follow the steps:
Step 1: Enter Hyper Terminal.
Click “Start”-> “Programs”->”Accessories”-> “Communications”->”Hyper Terminal” in Windows system,
and the dialogue box below will appear:
Figure 3.1 Create New Connections
Step 2: Name the connection and define the icon.
Input a name (e.g. HK), select an icon, and press “OK” to enter “Connect To” dialogue box.
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Step 3: Select the communication port.
Select “COM1” in “Connect To” interface (Please select the COM port according to the reality, in case PC
has more than 1 COM.). Press “OK” to enter “Properties” dialogue box.
Figure 3.2 Select Communication Port
Step 4: Serial port setup.
Set port parameters in “COM1 Properties” dialogue box as follow:
Figure 3.3 Set up Port
The parameters should be:
Bits per second: 115200
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow control: None
Press “Apply” and “OK” after the setup.
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Press “Enter” under Hyper Terminal interface. When “$” appears, the connection is established.
Figure 3.4 Test the Establishment of Connection
Step 5: Disconnect and save connection
According to the tips, disconnect and save “HK” for the next time. After saving, there will be a new “Hyper
Terminal” item established in the program group “Start”-> “Accessories”->“Communications”->“Hyper
Terminal”. “Connection” names of all Hyper Terminal are included. You can see an icon named as “HK”
here.
Figure 3.5 Disconnect and Save Connection
3.2 Network Configuration by Hyper
Terminal
Enter Hyper Terminal
Steps:
1.
Click “Start”->“Programs”->“Accessories”->“Communications”->“Hyper Terminal”->“HK”, then the
Hyper Terminal interface will appear.
2.
Press “Enter” and the symbol “$” will appear which means the current default login user is guest
(please refer to Table 3.1 for the permission of guest user account).
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Figure 3.6 Enter guest User Account
3.
Enter admin user account.
(1) Type “su admin” and press “Enter”.
(2) Input the password (default: 12345) of the admin user account.
(3) Press “Enter” to have the symbol “#”on the interface which indicates the current login user is
admin.
Figure 3.7 Enter admin User Account
4.
Type the commands described in Table 3.1 to configure the parameters of the device.
Table 3.1 Description of Commands
The admin and guest have different permission to use commands. Please refer to the following table:
Command
guest
admin
helpm
√
√
getIp
√
√
Description
Console help command is used to print common
commands
Get the current IP address of the device. Command
format: getIp + “Enter”.
Set IP address.
setIp
×
√
Command format: setIp IP: mask, e.g., setIp
192..168.1.11:255.255.255.0
getPort
√
√
setPort
×
√
Get data port of the current video server. Command
format: getPort+ “Enter”.
Get data port of the video server. Default port: 8000,
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command format: getPort+Port No., e.g., setPort
9000.
getGateway
√
√
Get current gateway address. Command format:
getGateway+ “Enter”.
Set gateway.
setGateway
×
√
Command format: setGateway Gateway, e.g.,
setGateway 192.168.1.1.
setEnaAlarmSms
×
√
Enable SMS alarm.
setWhiteList
×
√
Set whitelist.
getWhiteList
√
√
Get whitelist.
delWhiteList
×
√
Delete whitelist.
setOffLineTime
×
√
Set offline time.
setCmsAddr
×
√
Set IP address of push mode.
setUserName
×
√
Set user name of push mode.
setPuPsw
×
√
Set password of push mode.
setNetType
×
√
Set network type.
showPuParam
√
√
Get push mode parameters.
setSdkPrint
×
√
Set push mode print.
If you want to switch to guest from admin, you may type the “su guest” command. When symbol “$”
appears, it indicates the current user account has switched to guest.
Figure 3.8 Switch to guest
3.3 Advidia Device Utility
Purpose:
To view and configure the device via LAN (Local Area Network), you need to connect the
network device in the same subnet with your PC. Then install the Advidia Device Utility to
find your Advidia Camera or Encoder
 The following figure shows the cable connection of a network camera and a PC:
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Figure 1-1 Wiring over LAN

Set the IP address of the device for accessing via LAN.
Steps:
1. To get the IP address, you can choose either of the following method:

Use Advidia Device Utility, a software tool which can automatically
detect Advidia devices in the LAN and list the device information like IP
address, subnet mask, port number, device serial number, device
version, etc., shown in Figure 1-2.
2. Change the IP address and subnet mask to the same subnet as of your
PC.
Refer to the following introduction to set IP address with SADP software:
 Search active devices online
Search online devices automatically:
After launch the SADP software, it automatically searches the online devices
every 15 seconds from the subnet where your computer locates. It displays
the total number and information of the searched devices in the Online
Devices interface. Device information including the device type, IP address,
port number, gateway, etc. will be displayed.
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Figure 1-2 Searching Online Devices
Note: Device can be searched and displayed in the list in 15 seconds after it
goes online; it will be removed from the list in 45 seconds after it goes offline.
Search online devices manually:
You can also click
to refresh the online device list manually. The
newly searched devices will be added to the list.
Note: You can click
or
information; you can click
on each column heading to order the
to show the device table and hide the network
parameter panel on the right side, or click
to show the network
parameter panel.
 Modify device information
Steps:
1) Select the device to be modified in the device list as shown in
Figure 1-3. The network parameters of the device will be displayed
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in the Modify Network Parameters panel on the right side as
shown in Figure 1-4.
2) Edit the modifiable network parameters, e.g. IP address and port
number.
3) Enter the password of the admin account of the device in the
Password field and click
to save the changes.
Figure 1-3 Select a Device
Figure 1-4 Modify Network Parameters
3. You can enter the IP address of network camera in the address field of the
web browser to view the live video.
Note:
 The default value of the IP address is “192.0.0.64”. The default user name is “admin”,
and password is “12345”.
 For accessing the network camera from different subnets, please set the gateway for
the network camera after you log in.
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Chapter 4 Access to VP-4 by WEB
Browser
The VP-4 can also be accessed by WEB Browser for configuration and operation. The supported WEB
browsers include: Internet Explorer 6/7/8/9, Firefox 3.5 and above, Chrome 8 and above, Safari 5.0.2 and
above, Windows XP SP1 and above (32-bit).
Before you start:

Before access, user needs to configure the network settings of device according to Chapter 3.

Connect the device to the LAN, and prepare a PC connected to the same LAN with the device.

The factory default username of the device is admin and the password is 12345.

The factory default IP address of the device is 192.0.0.64.
5.1 Installing Web Components
Steps:
1.
Open WEB browser, input the IP address of VP-4 (e.g., http://192.0.0.64) and then press the Enter
key on PC. The system then will display the login interface:
Figure 5.1 Login Page
Input the user name (default: admin) and password (default: 12345) to log into the system.
2.
On the main page of VP-4, you need to download and install the plug-in.
(1) Click on the live view panel by following the hints on the screen.
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Figure 5.2 Download and Install Plug-in
(2) Click Run or Save on the pop-up warning message box.
Figure 5.3 Run WebComponents
(3) Click Next on the pop-up Setup dialog box.
Figure 5.4 Click Next
(4) When the installation completes, click Finish to finish the installation of Web Components.
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Figure 5.5 Finish the Setup
5.2 Main Page
After successful login, you will enter the main page automatically.
Figure 5.6 Main Page
Description of the live view page:
Menu Bar: Enter the Live View, Playback, Log and Configuration page respectively.
Device List: Display the connected encoder and its channels.
Window-division: 1/4-division display mode.
Live Video Window: Display the live video of the current camera.
Toolbar: Realize functions in live view mode, e.g., live view, capture, recording, audio on/off, two-way audio,
etc.
PTZ Control: Realize PTZ control of the camera (supports PTZ function), and the lighter and wiper control.
Preset Setting/Callup: Set and call the preset for the camera (supports PTZ function).
Video Parameters Settings: Configure the brightness, contrast, hue and saturation of the live video.
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Chapter 5 Live View
Live view shows you the video image getting from the connected camera in real time. After successful
login, the system will enter the live view page automatically.
5.1 Starting Live View
Steps:
1.
In the live view window, select a playing window by clicking the mouse.
2.
Double click a camera from the device list to start the live view.
Figure 5.1 Start Live View
3.
You can click the
button on the toolbar to start the live view of all cameras on the device list.
Refer to the following table for the description of buttons on the live view window:
Table 5.1 Description of Toolbar
Icon
Description
Select the window-division mode to 1×1 or 2×2.
/
Star/Stop live view
Capture pictures in live view mode
/
Manually start/stop recording
Previous page
Next page
/
Audio on/off
/
Start/Stop two-way audio
Note: Before using two-way audio function or recording with audio, please select the Stream Type to
Video & Audio on Section 7.2 Configuring Video Settings.
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Full-screen Mode
You can double click on the live video to switch to the full-screen view mode. To switch back to the normal
mode, double click on the live video again.
Please refer to the following section for more information:
1.
Capturing pictures on Section
2.
5.2 Capturing Picture. .
3.
Configuring recording on Error! Reference source not found..
4.
Setting the image quality of live view on Section 6.1 Local Configuration.
5.
Setting the saving path for the recorded video files and captured pictures on Section 6.1 Local
Configuration..
6.
Setting the OSD text on live video on Section 7.1 Configuring OSD Settings.
.
5.2 Capturing Picture
In live view mode, click the
button on the toolbar to capture the live pictures.
When the picture is captured, the following pop-up message box will appear at the lower right corner.
Figure 5.2 Capture Picture
Note:
1.
The saving path for the captured pictures can be set at the Configuration > Local Configuration
page.
2.
The image is saved as a JPEG file on your computer.
5.4 Operating PTZ Control
Before you start:
1.
Make sure the encoder is connected with the camera/dome which supports PTZ function. Connect
the R+ and R- terminals of the pan/tilt unit or speed dome to RS-485 T+ and RS-485 T- terminals of
the VP-4 respectively.
2.
The baud rate, PTZ control and address configured in the RS-485 Settings interface (Remote
Configuration > Serial Port Settings > 485 Serial Port), as shown in Figure 6.3, must be the same
with the parameters of the connected pan/tilt unit or speed dome.
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Figure 5.3 RS-485 Settings
5.4.1 Operating PTZ Control
In live view mode, you are allowed to use the PTZ control buttons to realize pan/tilt/zoom control of the
camera lens.
There are 8 directional buttons (up, down, left, right, upper left, upper right, bottom left, bottom right) on
the display window when the mouse is located in the relative positions.
Click on the directional buttons to control the pan/tilt movement.
Figure 5.4 PTZ Control Panel
Click the zoom/iris/focus buttons to realize lens control.
Refer to the following table for description of PTZ control buttons:
Table 5.1 Description of PTZ Control Buttons
Button
Description
Zoom in/out
Focus near/far
Iris open/close
Light
Wiper
Adjust speed of pan/tilt movement
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5.4.2 Setting / Calling A Preset
Setting a Preset:
1.
In live view mode, select a preset number from the preset list.
Figure 5.5 Set a Preset
2.
Use the PTZ control buttons to move the lens in the desired position. You can use any of the
following commands:
• Pan the camera to the right or left.
• Tilt the camera up or down.
• Zoom in or out.
• Refocus the lens.
3.
Click the
icon to finish the setting of current preset.
Note: Up to 256 presets can be configured.
Calling a Preset:
This feature enables the camera to point to a specified preset scene when an event takes place.
For the pre-defined preset, you can call it at any time to the desired preset scene.
In live view mode, select a predefined preset from the list and click the
icon to call a preset.
Figure 5.6 Call a Preset
Linking to Alarm:
The preset can also be used to link to the alarm input when there is alarm event occurring.
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Figure 5.7 PTZ Linking
Please refer to Chapter 7.3 Configuring and Handling Alarms for the PTZ Linking settings (Remote
Configuration>Alarm Settings>Alarm Input>Linking Method).
5.5 Configuring Video Parameters
Purpose:
You can configure the OSD (On-screen Display) settings for the camera, including date /time, camera
name, etc.
Steps:
1.
In the live view interface, click the
button on the bottom right corner to spread the
Video Parameters Setting interface:
Figure 5.8 Video Parameters Settings
2.
Move the slider to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and hue.
Note: The range of adjustment is 0 to 100; the default setting is 60.
You can also click the
button to restore the default settings.
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Chapter 6 Device Configuration
6.1 Local Configuration
Click Configuration > Local Configuration to enter the Local Configuration interface.
Figure 6.1 Local Configuration
Configure the following settings:
Protocol Type: Set the protocol type of stream transmission to TCP or UDP.
 UDP: provides more real-time audio and video streams.
 TCP: ensures complete deliver of streaming data and better video quality, yet its real-time effect is
not so good.
Stream Type: Select the stream type to main stream or sub stream used for live view by Web browser.
Please refer to Section 7.2 Configuring Video Settings for the parameters settings of the main stream and
sub stream respectively.
Image Size: Select the window-division view mode to 4:3, 16:9 or Auto-fill.
Video File Size: Select the size of packed video files during manual recording to 256M, 512M or 1G.
Play Performance: Set the live viewing performance to Least Delay, Balanced (delay and fluency) or
Best Fluency.
Save Video File to: Set the saving path for the manually recorded video files.
Save Live Pictures to: Set the saving path for the manually captured pictures in live view mode.
Save Playback Picture to: Set the saving path for the captured pictures in playback mode.
Save Playback File to: Set the saving path for the clipped video files in playback mode.
Note: You can click the Browse button to change the directory for saving the video files and pictures.
6.2 Configuring Time Settings
Steps:
1.
Click Remote Configuration > Device Parameters > Time Settings to enter the Time Settings
interface:
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Figure 6.2 Time Settings
2.
Select the Time Zone.
Select the Time Zone that is closest to the device’s location from the drop-down menu.
Figure 6.3 Time Zone Settings
3.

Configure the time synchronization by NTP server or by manually.
Configuring Time Sync by NTP Server
A Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server can be configured on your device to ensure the accuracy of
system date/time.
If the device is connected to a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) network that has time server
properties configured, the camera will synchronize automatically with the time server.
Enable the NTP function by checking the checkbox, and configure the following settings:
NTP Server: IP address of NTP server.
NTP Port: Port of NTP server.
Interval: The time interval between the two synchronizing actions with NTP server. It can be set
from 1 to 10080 minutes.
Figure 6.4 Time Sync by NTP Server
Note: If the device is connected to a public network, you should use a NTP server that has a time
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synchronization function, such as the server at the National Time Center (IP Address: 210.72.145.44). If
the device is set up in a more customized network, NTP software can be used to establish a NTP server
used for time synchronization.

Configuring Time Synchronization by Manually
Enable the Manual Time Sync function and then click the
icon to set the system time from the
pop-up calendar. You can check the checkbox of Snyc with local time to synchronize the time with the
local PC.
Figure 6.5 Time Sync by Manually
4.
Configure DST settings if needed.
Figure 6.6 Set DST
(1) Check the checkbox before the Enable DST.
(2) Set the start tine and end time of DST period. The end time must be later than the start time. When
the DST period ends, the system will reverts to the standard local time.
(3) Set the DST bias to 30min, 60min, 90min or 120min.
5.
Click the Save button to save the settings.
6.3 Network Settings
6.3.1 Configuring Basic Settings
Network settings must be properly configured before you operate device over network.
Steps:
1.
Click the Remote Configuration > Network Settings > Basic Settings to enter the Basic Network
Settings interface:
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Figure 6.7 Basic Network Settings
2.
Configure the NIC settings, including the NIC Type, IPv4 Address, IPv4 Subnet Mask, IPv4 Default
Gateway, and MTU settings.
Note: The valid value range of MTU is 500 ~ 9676.
3.
If the DHCP server is available, you can click the checkbox of DHCP to automatically obtain an IP
address and other network settings from that server.
4.
If the DNS server settings are required for some applications (e.g., sending email), you should
properly configure the Preferred DNS Server and Alternate DNS Sever here.
Figure 6.8 DNS Server Settings
5.
Click the Save button to save the above settings.
6.3.2 Configuring PPPoE Settings
Your device also allows access by Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE).
Steps:
1.
Click the Remote Configuration > Network Settings > PPPoE Settings to enter the PPPoE
Settings interface:
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Figure 6.9 PPPoE Settings
2.
Check the PPPoE checkbox to enable this feature.
3.
Enter User Name, Password, and Confirm Password for PPPoE access.
Note: The User Name and Password should be assigned by your ISP.
4.
Click the Save button to save and exit the interface.
6.3.3 Configuring DDNS Settings
If your device is set to use PPPoE as its default network connection, you may set Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
to be used for network access.
Prior registration with your DDNS Provider is required before configuring the system to use DDNS.
Steps:
1. Click the Remote Configuration > Network Settings > DDNS Settings to enter the DDNS Settings
interface:
Figure 6.10 DDNS Settings
2.
3.
Check the Enable DDNS checkbox to enable this feature.
Select DDNS Type. Four different DDNS types are selectable: IPServer, DynDNS, PeanutHull and
NO-IP.
• DynDNS:
(1) Enter Server Address for DynDNS (e.g. members.dyndns.org).
(2) In the Device Domain Name text field, enter the domain obtained from the DynDNS website.
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(3) Enter the User Name and Password registered in the DynDNS website.
(4) Click Save to save the settings.
Figure 6.11 DynDNS Settings
• IPServer:
(1) Enter Server Address for IPServer.
(2) Click Save to save the settings.
Note: For the IP Server, You have to apply a static IP, subnet mask, gateway and primary DNS
from the ISP. The Server IP should be entered with the static IP address of the PC that runs
IPServer software.
Figure 6.12 IPServer Settings
• PeanutHull:
(1) Enter User Name and Password obtained from the PeanutHull website.
(2) Click Save to save the settings.
Figure 6.13 PeanutHull Settings
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• NO-IP:
(1) Enter the Server Address for NO-IP.
(2) In the Domain Name text field, enter the domain obtained from the NO-IP website
(www.no-ip.com).
(3) Enter the User Name and Password registered on the NO-IP website.
(4) Click Save to save the settings.
Figure 7.14 NO-IP Settings
6.3.4 Configuring Email Settings
Purpose:
The system can be configured to send an Email notification to all designated receivers if an alarm event
is detected, e.g., motion detection event, video loss, tamper-proof, etc.
Before you start
1.
Before configuring the Email settings, the device must be connected to a local area network (LAN)
that maintains an SMTP mail server. The network must also be connected to either an intranet or the
Internet depending on the location of the e-mail accounts to which you want to send notification.
2.
Please configure the DNS Server settings under Remote Settings>Network Settings>Basic
Settings before using the Email function.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Basic Network Settings (Remote Configuration > Network Settings > Basic Settings)
to set the IPv4 Address, IPv4 Subnet Mask, IPv4 Default Gateway and the Preferred DNS Server.
2.
Click the Remote Configuration > Network Settings > Email Settings to enter the Email Settings
interface:
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Figure 6.15 Email Settings (1)
3.
Configure the following Email settings:
Authentication (optional): If your mail server requires authentication, check this checkbox to use
authentication to log in to this server and enter the login User Name and Password.
SMTP Server: The SMTP Server IP address or host name (e.g., smtp.263xmail.com).
SMTP Port: The SMTP port. The default TCP/IP port used for SMTP is 25.
Enable SSL: Click the checkbox to enable SSL if required by the SMTP server.
Interval: The interval refers to the time between two actions of sending attached pictures.
Attached Image: Check the checkbox of Attached Image if you want to send email with attached
alarm images.
Sender Name: The name of sender.
Sender Address: The Email address of sender.
Choose Receiver: Select the receiver to which the Email is sent. Up to 3 receivers can be
configured.
Receiver Name: The name of user to be notified.
Receiver Address: The Email address of user to be notified.
Figure 6.16 Email Settings (2)
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4.
Click Save to save the Email settings.
Please refer to the following sections for more information:
 Configuring alarm linking method with Send Email on Section 7.3.1 Configuring Motion Detection.
 Configuring alarm linking method with Send Email on Section 7.3.2 Configuring External Alarm
Input.
 Configuring alarm linking method with Send Email on Section 7.3.3 Configuring Video Loss Alarm.
 Configuring alarm linking method with Send Email on Section 7.3.4 Configuring Tamper-proof Alarm.
 Configuring alarm linking method with Send Email on Section 7.3.5 Handling Exception.
6.3.5 Adding Network Disk
For VP-4HCI/HFI models, you should configure the network disk before operating the recording,
playback or log searching. For other models with SATA disks connected, the configuration of network disk
is selectable.
Before you start:
1.
2.
The network storage device is available within the network and is properly connected.
The network storage device is configured with NAS or IP SAN mode (please refer to the User
Manual of IP SAN/NAS).
Steps:
1.
Click Remote Configuration > Network Settings >NetHDD Settings to enter the NetHDD
Settings interface.
Figure 6.17 Network Disk Settings
2.
Enter the IP address of the Network Storage System and File Path in the text filed.
3.
Select the type of Network Storage System to IP SAN or NAS.
NAS Mode: Enter the IP address of the storage device, and the default file path is /dvr/share, in
which the share name is user-defined during creating the DVR of the network storage.
IP SAN mode: Enter the IP address of the storage device, and the default file path is
iqn.2004-05.storos.t-service ID, in which the service ID is user-defined during creating the iSCSI
volume of the network storage.
4.
Click the Save button to add the configured network disk.
5.
Initialize the added network disk.
(1) Click Remote Configuration > HDD Management to enter the HDD settings menu, on which you
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can view the capacity, free space, status, type and property of the added network disk.
Figure 6.18 Initial Disk
(2) If the status of the network disk is Uninitialized, select the disk from the list by checking the
checkbox and click the Init button to start initializing the disk.
(3) When the initialization is complete, the status of disk will become Normal.
Figure 6.19 HDD Status-Normal
6.
Set the property of the added network disk.
Select the HDD No., and select the property from the drop-down menu to R/W, Read-only or
Redundancy.
Figure 6.20 Set HDD Property
Note:
1.
Please refer to the User Manual of IP SAN/NAS for the creation of File Path in the network
management.
2.
Up to 8 NAS disks or IP SAN disk can be connected to the VP-4.
6.3.6 Configuring SNMP Settings
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an Internet-standard protocol for managing devices on
IP networks.
Steps:
1.
Click Remote Configuration > Network Settings >SNMP Settings to enter the SNMP Settings
interface.
2.
Select the NIC port (default: 161).
3.
When the SNMPv1 or SNMP v2c is enabled (or both enabled), you can configure the read SNMP
community (default: public), write SNMP community (default: private), tap address (default: empty)
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and trap port (default: 162).
Figure 6.21 SNMP Settings (1)
4.
When the SNMPv3 is enabled, you can configure the read username (default: public).
5.
Select the security level to “no auth, no priv”, “auth, no priv”, “no auth, priv” or “auth, priv”.
Note: By default settings, the SNMPv1, SNMP v2c and SNMPv3 are disabled.
Figure 6.22 SNMP Settings (2)
6.
(1) When the security level is set to “auth, priv”, you can configure the Authentication Algorithm and
Privacy Algorithm parameters.
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(2) When the security level is set to “no auth, no priv”, you cannot configure the Authentication
Algorithm and Privacy Algorithm parameters.
7.
Click Save to save the above settings.
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Chapter 7 Camera Settings
7.1 Configuring OSD Settings
7.1.1 Configuring Display Settings
Purpose:
You can customize the camera name and time on the screen.
Steps:
1.
Click the Remote Configuration >Camera Settings > Display Settings to enter the Display
Settings interface:
Figure 7.1 Display Settings
2.
Select the camera from the drop-down list.
3.
Edit the camera name in the text field of Camera Name.
Figure 7.2 Edit Camera Name
4.
Select the display of camera name, date or week by checking the checkboxes if required.
5.
Set the time format, date format and OSD display mode by selecting option from the drop-down list.
6.
Configure the OSD size to large, middle or small.
7.
On the preview image, you can adjust the OSD location on the screen by moving the text frame.
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Figure 7.3 Adjust OSD Location
8.
If you want to copy the display settings of the current camera to other cameras, spread the Copy to
Camera panel and select the camera(s) to copy, or click Select All to select all cameras.
Figure 7.4 Copy to Camera
9.
Click Save to validate the above settings.
7.1.2 Configuring Text Overlay
Steps:
1.
Click the Remote Configuration >Camera Settings > Text Overlay Settings to enter the Text
Overlay Settings interface.
2.
Select the camera from the drop-down list.
3.
Edit the user-defined text content.
Click the checkbox in the text box below and then input the characters.
4.
On the preview image, you can adjust the Text location on the screen by moving the text frame.
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Figure 7.5 Text Overlay Settings
5.
If you want to copy the text overlay settings of the current camera to other cameras, spread the
Copy to Camera panel and select the camera(s) to copy, or click Select All to select all cameras.
Figure 7.6 Text Overlay Settings
6.
Click Save to validate the above settings.
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7.2 Configuring Video Settings
Steps:
1.
Click Remote Configuration > Camera Settings >Video Settings to enter the Video Settings
interface:
Figure 7.7 Video Settings
2.
Select the camera from the drop-down list to configure.
3.
Select the Encoding Parameter of the camera to Main Stream (Normal), Main Stream (Event) or
Sub Stream.
The main stream is usually for recording and live viewing with good bandwidth, and the sub stream
can be used for live viewing when the bandwidth is low. Refer to the Chapter 6.1 Local
Configuration on changing the main stream to sub stream for live viewing.
4.
You can customize the following parameters for the selected Main Stream or Sub Stream:
Stream Type: Select the stream type to video stream, or video & audio composite stream. The
audio signal will be recorded only when the Stream Type is Video & Audio.
Resolution: Select the resolution of the video input.
BitRate Type: Select the bitrate type to constant or variable.
Image Quality: When bitrate type is selected to Constant, 6 levels of image quality can be
configured.
Frame Rate: Set the frame rate to 1~25 fps.
The frame rate used to describe the frequency at which a video stream is updated is measured in
frames per second (fps). A higher frame rate is advantageous when there is movement in the video
stream, as it maintains image quality throughout.
Max. BitRate: Set the Max. bitrate to 32~3072 Kbps.
Video Encoding: Select the video encoding standard to H.264.
5.
If you want to copy the display settings of the current camera to other cameras, spread the Copy to
Camera panel and select the camera(s) to copy, or click Select All to select all cameras.
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Figure 7.8 Copy to Camera
7.
Click Save to save the above settings.
7.3 Configuring and Handling Alarms
Purpose:
This section explains how to configure the network camera to respond to alarm events, including Motion
Detection, External Alarm Input, Video Loss, Tamper-proof and Exception. And the alarm events can
trigger the alarm actions, such as Notify Surveillance Center, Send Email and Trigger Alarm Output.
7.3.1 Configuring Motion Detection
Motion detection is a feature which can alert the personnel and record the video for the motion occurred
in the surveillance scene.
Steps:
1.
Set the Motion Detection Area
Steps:
(1) Click Remote Configuration> Camera Settings> Motion Detection to enter the motion
detection settings interface.
(2) Select the camera to configure the motion detection.
(3) Check the checkbox of Enable Motion Detection.
Figure 7.9 Motion Detection Settings
(4) Click the
button. Draw motion detection area by clicking and dragging the
mouse in the live video image.
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Note: You are allowed to draw 8 motion detection areas in the same image.
(5) Click the
button to finish drawing.
You can click the
button to clear all areas.
(6) Move the slide bar
to set the sensitivity of the camera.
Figure 7.10 Motion Detection-Area Settings
(7) Click Save button to save the settings.
2.
Set the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection
Steps:
(1) Click the Arming Time tab.
Figure 7.11 Motion Detection-Arming Time Settings
(2) Click the Edit button to edit the arming schedule.
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Figure 7.12 Motion Detection-Edit Arming Schedule
(3) Choose the day you want to set the arming schedule.
(4) Click the
button to set the time period for the arming schedule.
(5) After you set the arming schedule, you can copy the schedule to other days.(Optional)
(6) Click OK button to save the settings.
Note: The time of each segment can’t be overlapped. Up to 8 segments can be configured for each day.
3.
Set the Alarm Actions Taken for Motion Detection
Purpose:
You can specify the alarm type when an event is triggered.
Figure 7.13 Motion Detection-Linking Method
Steps:
(1)
Click the Linking Method tab to enter the setting interface.
(2)
Select the alarming linkage method(s) including Full Screen Monitoring, Audio Warning, Notify
Surveillance Center and Send Email.
 Full Screen Monitoring
When an alarm is triggered, the video image from the alarming channel configured for “full
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screen monitoring” will be displayed in full screen.
 Audio Warning
Trigger an audible beep when an alarm is detected.
 Notify Surveillance Center
Send an exception or alarm signal to remote alarm host when an event occurs. The alarm host
refers to the PC installed with Remote Client.
 Send Email
Send an email with alarm information to a user or users when an event occurs.
Note: To send the Email when an event occurs, you need to go to the network setting interface
to set the related parameters. Refer to Section6.3.4 Configuring Email Settings.
(3)
Select the channel you want to trigger an external alarm output when a motion detection event
occurs.
Figure 7.14 Motion Detection-Trigger Alarm Output
Note: To trigger an external alarm output when an event occurs, you need to go to the Alarm
Output Settings interface to set the related parameters.
1)
Click Remote Configuration> Alarm Settings> Alarm Output to enter the Alarm
Output Settings interface.
Figure 7.15 Motion Detection-Alarm Output Settings
2)
Select one alarm output channel in the Alarm Output drop-down list.
3)
The Delay time can be set to 5sec, 10sec, 30sec, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min or Manual.
The Delay refers to the time duration that the alarm output remains in effect after alarm
occurs.
Note: If you choose Manual, you need to manually disable the alarm output.
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4)
Click Edit to enter the Edit Schedule Time interface. The time schedule configuration is
the same as the Setting of the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection. Refer to Step 2 Set the
Arming Schedule for Motion Detection in Section 7.3.1 Configuring Motion Detection.
Figure 7.16 Motion Detection-Alarm Output Settings
5)
(4)
Return to the Alarm Output Settings interface and click Save to save the settings.
Select the channel you want to trigger recording when a motion detection event occurs.
Figure 7.17 Motion Detection-Alarm Linked Recording
(5)
Click Save to save the settings of linking method motion detection.
7.3.2 Configuring External Alarm Input
Steps:
1.
Click Remote Configuration> Alarm Settings> Alarm Input to enter the Alarm Settings interface.
2.
Choose the alarm input number and the Alarm Type. The alarm type can be NO (Normally Open)
and NC (Normally Closed).
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Figure 7.18 Alarm Input Settings-Arming Time
3.
Set the arming schedule for the alarm input. Refer to Step 2 Set the Arming Schedule for Motion
Detection in Section 7.3.1 Configuring Motion Detection.
4.
Click the Linking Method tab to set the actions taken for the alarm input. Refer to Step 3 Set the
Alarm Actions Taken for Motion Detection in Section 7.3.1 Configuring Motion Detection.
5.
You can also choose the PTZ linking for the alarm input if your camera is installed with a pan/tilt unit.
(1)
Choose the PTZ Linking channel.
(2)
Check the relative checkbox to enable Preset Calling, Patrol Calling or Pattern Calling.
Figure 7.19 Alarm Input Settings-Linking Method
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6.
You can copy your settings to other alarm inputs.
7.
Click Save to save the settings.
7.3.3 Configuring Video Loss Alarm
Steps:
1.
Click Remote Configuration> Camera Settings> Video Loss to enter the video loss alarm setting
interface.
Figure 7.20 Video Loss Alarm Settings
2.
Select the camera to configure the video loss alarm.
3.
Check the checkbox of Enable Video Loss.
4.
Click Edit to edit the arming schedule for video loss detection. The arming schedule configuration is
the same as the Setting of the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection. Please refer to Step 2 Set the
Arming Schedule for Motion Detection in Section 7.3.1 Configuring Motion Detection.
5.
Click the Linking Method tab to set the actions taken for the video loss alarm. Please refer to Step
3 Set the Alarm Actions Taken for Motion Detection in Section 7.3.1 Configuring Motion Detection.
7.3.4 Configuring Tamper-proof Alarm
Purpose:
If you enable this function, an alarm will be triggered when the image of camera is tampered with.
Steps:
1.
Click Remote Configuration> Camera Settings> Tamper-proof to enter the Tamper-proof
Settings interface.
2.
Select the camera to configiure the tamper-proof detection alarm.
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Figure 7.21 Tamper-proof Alarm Settings
3.
Click checkbox of Enable Tamper-proof.
4.
Set the tamper-Proof area. Please refer to Step 1 Set the Motion Detection Area in Chapter 8.3.1.
6.
Click Edit to edit the arming schedule for tamper-proof. The arming schedule configuration is the
same as the Setting of the Arming Schedule for Motion Detection. Please refer to Step 2 Set the Arming
Schedule for Motion Detection in Section 7.3.1 Configuring Motion Detection.
7.
Click the Linking Method tab to set the actions taken for the tamper-proof alarm. Please refer to
Step 3 Set the Alarm Actions Taken for Motion Detection in Section 7.3.1 Configuring Motion
Detection.
7.3.5 Handling Exception
The exception type can be HDD full, HDD error, network disconnected, IP address conflict, illegal access,
video standard mismatch, video signal exception, record/capture exception and video resolution
mismatch.
Note: When the selected resolution under Remote Configuration > Camera Settings >Video Settings
and the actual video input resolution are mismatched, the exception alarm will occur. Please refer to
Section 7.2 Configuring Video Settings.
Steps:
1.
Click Remote Configuration> Exception to enter the Exception Settings interface.
2.
Check the checkbox to set the actions taken for the Exception alarm. Please refer to Step 3 Set the
Alarm Actions Taken for Motion Detection in Section 7.3.1 Configuring Motion Detection.
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Figure 7.22 Handling Exceptions
3.
Click Save to save the settings.
7.4 Configuring Privacy Mask
Purpose:
Privacy Mask enables you to cover certain areas on the video of the channel to prevent your privacy from
live viewing and recording.
Steps:
1. Click Configuration>Remote Configuration>Camera Settings>Privacy Mask to enter the privacy
mask settings interface.
2. Select the camera to configure privacy mask.
3. Check the checkbox of Enable Privacy Mask to enable this function.
Figure 7.23 Privacy Mask Settings
4.
Click the
button.
5.
Draw the mask area by clicking and dragging the mouse in the live video image.
Note: Up to 4 privacy mask areas can be configured.
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6.
When finishing the area setting, click the
You can click the
7.
button to finish drawing.
button to clear all of the areas you set without saving it.
Click Save to save the settings.
7.5 Configuring RS-232/485 Settings
7.5.1 RS-232 Settings
Purpose:
The RS-232 serial port can be used for the configuration by the serial port management tools.
Steps:
1.
Click Remote Configuration> Serial Port Settings> 232 Serial Port to enter RS-232 port setting
interface:
Figure 7.24 RS-232 Port Settings
Note: If you want to connect the camera by the RS-232 port, the parameters of the RS-232 should be
exactly the same with the parameters you configured here.
2.
Click Save to save the settings.
7.5.2 RS-485 Settings
Purpose:
The RS-485 serial port is used to control the PTZ of the camera. The configuring of the PTZ parameters
should be done before you control the PTZ unit.
Steps:
1. Click Remote Configuration> Serial Port Settings> 485 Serial Port to enter RS-485 port setting
interface:
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Figure 7.25 RS-485 Port Settings
2. Set the RS-485 parameters.
By default, the Baud Rate is set as 9600, the Data Bit as 8, the Stop Bit as 1 and the Parity and Flow
Control as None.
Note: The Baud Rate, Address and PTZ Protocol parameters should be exactly the same as the
parameters of the connected PTZ camera.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
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Chapter 8 Managing User Accounts
Click Remote Configuration>Remote Configuration>User Management to enter the User Information
interface:
Figure 8.1 User Information Interface
The admin user is allowed to create normal users. And up to 31 users can be created.
8.1 Adding a User
Steps:
1.
Click Add to enter the setting interface.
2.
Input the User Name and Password.
3.
Select the User type to Operator or User.
The user type indicates the permissions you give to the user.
• Operator: The Operator user level has permission of Local Log Search in Local Configuration,
Remote Log Search and Two-way Audio in Remote Configuration and all operating permission in
Camera Configuration.
• User: The Guest user has permission of Local Log Search in Local Configuration, Remote Log
Search in Remote Configuration and only has the local/remote playback in the Camera
Configuration.
Figure 8.2 Add a User
4.
Configure the user permission for the user, including the Basic Permission and Camera Operation.
5.
Click OK to finish the user addition.
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8.2 Modifying a User
Steps:
1.
Select a user account from the list on the User Information interface to be modified.
Figure 8.3 Select a User
2.
Click Modify to enter the setting interface.
Figure 8.4 Modify a User
3.
Modify the User Name, Password and then select User type.
4.
Configure the user permission for the user, including the Basic Permission and Camera Operation.
5.
Click OK to finish the user modification.
Note: You need the admin password to modify the admin user.
8.3 Deleting a User
Steps:
1.
Select a user account from the list on the User Information interface to be deleted.
2.
Click Delete, and the information box will pop up:
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Figure 8.5 Delete a User
3.
Click OK to delete the selected user account.
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Chapter 9: Log Search and
Maintenance
9.1 Log Search
Purpose
The operation, alarm, exception and information of the device can be stored in log files, which can be
viewed and exported at any time.
Before you start
The Log function can be realized only when the Encoder is connected with HDD (for VP-4HFI/HCI-SATA)
or network disk. And make sure the HDD or network disk has been initialized for the first time to use.
Please refer to Section 6.3.5 Adding Network Disk for details.
Steps:
1.
Click Log on the menu bar to enter the Log interface.
2.
Set the log search conditions to refine your search, including the Major Type, Minor Type, Start Time
and End Time.
3.
Click the Search button to start searching log files.
4.
The matched log files will be displayed on the list shown below.
Note: Up to 100 log files can be displayed each time.
Figure 9.1 Log Search Interface
5.
You can click the
button to save the searched log files to local directory.
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9.2 Viewing Device Information
Click Remote Configuration > Device Parameters > Device Information to enter the Device
Information interface of the encoder:
Figure 9.2 Device Information
You can edit the Device Name and Device No., and view the device information, including Model, Serial
No., Firmware/Encode Version, Number of Channels, Number of HDDs, and Number of Alarm Input /
Output.
9.2 Maintenance
Click Remote Configuration >Maintenance to enter the Maintenance interface of the encoder:
Figure 9.3 Maintenance Page
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9.3.1 Restarting the Device
On the Maintenance> Restart interface, click Restart to enter the following dialog box:
Figure 9.4 Restart the Device
Click OK to restart the device or Cancel to cancel the operation.
9.3.2 Restoring Default Settings
On the Maintenance> Default interface,, click Restore or Default to restore device parameters to the
factory settings.
Figure 12.5 Restore Default Settings

By selecting the Restore button, the device restores the default settings for the parameters except
the IP address, subnet mask, gateway and port.

By selecting the Default button, the device restores the default settings for all parameters.
On the pop-up message box, click OK to restore and reboot the device to validate the settings.
Figure 9.6 Pop-up Message Box
9.3.3 Importing/Exporting Parameters
The configuration files of the device can be exported to local device for backup; and the configuration
files of one device can be imported to multiple device devices if they are to be configured with the same
parameters.

On the Maintenance> Import Parameters interface, click Browse to select the file from the
selected backup device and then click the Import button to import a configuration file,
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Note: After having finished the import of configuration files, the device will reboot automatically.

On the Maintenance> Export Parameters interface, click the Export button to export configuration
files to the selected local backup device.
Figure 12.7 Import/Export Parameters
9.3.4 Upgrading the System
On the Maintenance> Remote Upgrade interface, click Browse to select the local update file and then
click Upgrade to start remote upgrade.
Figure 9.8 Remote Upgrade
Chapter 10 Appendix
Appendix A FAQ

Why can’t I ping the VP-4?
Please refer to Chapter 3 to configure the device’s IP being in the same segment as your PC, and
check the cable and switch.

If the transparent channel has been set, why is the encoder still not receiving data?
1. Check if RS-232 has been set as transparent channel first.
2. Check the connection of encoder.
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Why can’t I control the connected PTZ camera or speed dome through the VP-4?
1. Check the RS-485 connection of the device with the PTZ camera or dome.
2. Check whether the PTZ address, protocol and baud rate of the device are set to be the same
with the connected camera or speed dome.
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Why can’t I view the video image through IE browser?
1.
Check the network connection.
2.
Check the user name and password of DVS are entered correctly.
3.
Check the port of DVS is entered correctly.
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Appendix B Glossary
Dual Stream
Dual stream refers to that one channel of video stream can be divided into double independent output
streams through the video encoder. Shown as below:
Main Stream
Video Stream
Video Encoder
Sub Stream
The resolution, frame rate, bitrate and other parameters of the output stream are independently
programmable. The two streams generated may meet different application demands, e.g., one stream is
used for HDD storage, and the other for transmission via Internet.
Transparent Channel
The transparent channel indicates the channel used for transmitting data, and through which the data
transmitted receives no handling and thus retains no change. By remotely connecting the keyboard with
the decoder, the transparent channel can be established to realize control of dome or Pan/Tilt unit
connected to remote encoder.
Resolution
The type of resolution can be divided into the display resolution, image resolution and pixel resolution.
The display resolution refers to the maximum display zone on the screen in certain display mode,
measured in horizontal and vertical pixel.
The image resolution describes the detail a digital image holds, measured in horizontal and vertical pixel
as well.
In case the image resolution is higher than the display resolution, proportion of the image will not be
displayed on the screen.
The pixel resolution indicates the ratio of the pixel width and length. Different pixel width/length ratio will
result in different shape of image.
Generally the image resolution is applied to the digital surveillance:
PAL: QCIF (176*144), CIF(352*288), 2CIF(704*288), DCIF(528*384), 4CIF(704*576).
NTSC: QCIF (176*120), CIF(352*240), 2CIF(704*240), DCIF(528*320), 4CIF(704*480).
The display resolution is usually applied to VGA monitor:
640*480, 800*600, 1024*768, etc.
Streaming Server
The streaming server refers to a dedicated computer system or server which runs the corresponding
streaming media software to provide the delivery of data. It is generally applied to the delivery of the
same massive data, which may greatly reduce the load of the host as well as save internet resources.
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