GV-Video Server
User's Manual
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VS2420-2400-A
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Note: No memory card slot or local storage function for Argentina.
GeoVision, Inc.
9F, No. 246, Sec. 1, Neihu Rd.,
Neihu District, Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-8797-8377
Fax: +886-2-8797-8335
http://www.geovision.com.tw
Trademarks used in this manual: GeoVision, the GeoVision logo and GV
series products are trademarks of GeoVision, Inc. Windows is the registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
March, 2016
Preface
Welcome to the GV-Video Server User’s Manual.
The GV-Video Server has a series of models designed to meet different needs. Each
model has its own firmware that can only be used on the specific model. This Manual is
designed for the following models and firmware version:
Model
Firmware Version
GV-VS04H
1.08
GV-VS11
1.05
GV-VS12
1.09
GV-VS14
1.03
GV-VS2400
1.00
GV-VS2420
1.00
IMPORTANT: For better recording efficiency and stability of GV-Video Server, after
upgrading the firmware to the above version, it is required to format the storage device
for better recording efficiency and stability. To format the storage device, be sure to back
up the data first and see 4.8.3 Storage Settings for how to format the storage device.
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Contents
Chapter 1
1.1
Introduction ..........................................................1
Models and Features............................................................................................. 1
1.2 Packing List ........................................................................................................... 3
1.2.1 GV-VS04H / GV-VS14 ............................................................................... 3
1.2.2 GV-VS11.................................................................................................... 3
1.2.3 GV-VS12.................................................................................................... 4
1.2.4 GV-VS2420 / 2400 ..................................................................................... 4
1.3
Compatible Products and System Requirements ................................................... 5
1.3.1 Compatible GeoVision Software................................................................. 5
1.3.2 System Requirements................................................................................ 5
1.4
PoE Support .......................................................................................................... 6
1.5 GPS Support.......................................................................................................... 6
1.6 Options .................................................................................................................. 7
1.7 Physical Description............................................................................................... 9
1.7.1 Front View.................................................................................................. 9
1.7.2 Rear View .................................................................................................13
Chapter 2
Getting Started ...................................................16
2.1 Installing on a Network..........................................................................................16
2.2 Checking the IP Address ......................................................................................18
2.3 Changing the IP Address ......................................................................................19
2.4 Configuring the Basic............................................................................................20
Chapter 3
Accessing the GV-Video Server .......................21
3.1 Accessing Your Surveillance Images ....................................................................21
3.2 Functions Featured on the Main Page ..................................................................23
3.2.1 The Live View Window..............................................................................24
3.2.2 The Control Panel of the Live View Window .............................................25
3.2.3
Snapshot of a Live Video ..........................................................................27
3.2.4 Video Recording .......................................................................................27
3.2.5
Picture-in-Picture and Picture-and-Picture View........................................27
3.2.6 Alarm Notification......................................................................................30
3.2.7 Video and Audio Configuration .................................................................31
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3.2.8 Remote Configuration ...............................................................................31
3.2.9 Camera Name Display..............................................................................32
3.2.10 Image Enhancement...............................................................................32
3.2.11 PTZ Control ............................................................................................33
3.2.12 Visual PTZ ..............................................................................................34
3.2.13 I/O Control ..............................................................................................35
3.2.14 Visual Automation...................................................................................36
3.2.15 Network Status .......................................................................................36
Chapter 4
Administrator Mode ...........................................37
4.1 Video and Motion..................................................................................................40
4.1.1 Multicast ...................................................................................................40
4.1.2 Video Settings ...........................................................................................41
4.1.3 Motion Detection.......................................................................................47
4.1.4 Privacy Mask ............................................................................................49
4.1.5 Text Overlay .............................................................................................50
4.1.6 Tampering Alarm ......................................................................................51
4.1.7 Visual Automation.....................................................................................53
4.1.8 Video Channel Source Settings ................................................................54
4.2 Digital I/O & PTZ...................................................................................................55
4.2.1 PTZ Settings.............................................................................................55
4.2.2 Input/Output Settings.................................................................................56
4.2.3 GPS/Wiegand ...........................................................................................59
4.2.4 Buzzer ......................................................................................................62
4.3 Events & Alerts .....................................................................................................63
4.3.1 E-mail .......................................................................................................63
4.3.2 FTP...........................................................................................................65
4.3.3 Center V2 .................................................................................................67
4.3.4 Vital Sign Monitor......................................................................................69
4.3.5 GV-GIS .....................................................................................................71
4.3.6 Backup Center ..........................................................................................73
4.3.7
Video Gateway/Recording Server .............................................................75
4.3.8 ViewLog Server ........................................................................................77
4.3.9 3GPP/RTSP .............................................................................................78
4.4 Monitoring.............................................................................................................79
4.5
Recording Schedule..............................................................................................81
4.5.1 Recording Schedule Settings....................................................................81
4.5.2 I/O Monitoring Settings .............................................................................82
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4.6 Remote ViewLog ..................................................................................................82
4.7 Network ................................................................................................................83
4.7.1 LAN ..........................................................................................................83
4.7.2 Wireless-Client Mode................................................................................85
4.7.3 Advanced TCP/IP .....................................................................................87
4.7.4 UMTS .......................................................................................................91
4.7.5 Multicast ...................................................................................................93
4.7.6 IP Filter .....................................................................................................94
4.7.7 SNMP Setting ...........................................................................................95
4.8 Management.........................................................................................................96
4.8.1 Date and Time Settings ............................................................................96
4.8.2 GPS Maps Settings ..................................................................................98
4.8.3 Storage Settings .......................................................................................99
4.8.4
User Account ..........................................................................................102
4.8.5
Log Information.......................................................................................103
4.8.6
System Log.............................................................................................104
4.8.7 Tools.......................................................................................................105
4.8.8
Language................................................................................................107
Chapter 5
Recording and Playback .................................108
5.1
Recording ...........................................................................................................108
5.2 Playback .............................................................................................................108
5.2.1
Playback Using USB Mass Storage Device ............................................109
5.2.2 Playback over Network ...........................................................................111
5.2.3
Playback of GPS Tracks .........................................................................113
Chapter 6
Advanced Applications ...................................115
6.1
Upgrading System Firmware...............................................................................115
6.1.1
Using the Web Interface .........................................................................116
6.1.2
Using the IP Device Utility.......................................................................117
6.2 Backing Up and Restoring Settings.....................................................................118
6.2.1
Backing Up the Settings..........................................................................118
6.2.2
Restoring the Settings.............................................................................119
6.3 GPS Tracking .....................................................................................................120
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6.4
Restoring to Factory Default Settings .................................................................122
6.5
Verifying Watermark ...........................................................................................123
6.5.1
Accessing AVI Files ................................................................................123
6.5.2 Running Watermark Proof ......................................................................123
6.5.3 The Watermark Proof Window ................................................................124
Chapter 7
7.1
DVR Configurations .........................................125
Setting Up GV-Video Server on GV-System .......................................................127
7.1.1
Customizing GV-Video Server Settings ..................................................130
7.2
Setting Up GV-Video Server on GV-VMS ...........................................................132
7.3
Receiving Cardholder Data from Video Server....................................................135
7.4
Remote Monitoring with Multi View .....................................................................137
7.5
Remote Monitoring with E-Map ...........................................................................139
Chapter 8
CMS Configurations.........................................141
8.1 Center V2 ...........................................................................................................141
8.2
Vital Sign Monitor................................................................................................143
8.3
Dispatch Server ..................................................................................................144
Chapter 9
Auxiliary Device Connectors ..........................145
9.1 GV-VS04H, GV-VS14, and GV-VS2420 / 2400...................................................145
9.1.1
Pin Assignment.......................................................................................146
9.1.2
Relay Output...........................................................................................147
9.2 GV-VS11 ............................................................................................................148
9.3 GV-VS12 ............................................................................................................149
9.3.1
Pin Assignment.......................................................................................149
9.3.2
RS-232 Terminal Block ...........................................................................150
Chapter 10
Mobile Phone Connection .............................151
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Appendix………………………………………………………152
A. Settings for Internet Explore 8 or later...............................................................152
B. Supported Wireless LAN USB Adaptor .............................................................152
C. Supported Mobile Broadband Device................................................................153
D. The RTSP Command........................................................................................153
E. The Supported PTZ Cameras ...........................................................................154
F. The CGI Command...........................................................................................156
G. Default Port Value.............................................................................................156
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Chapter 1 Introduction
The GV-Video Server allows the conversion of any analog camera into a fully functional IP
camera. It streams the real-time digital video over the Internet in the same way that current
IP cameras do. With the analog cameras attached to the GV-Video Server, you can see
camera images through a Web browser anytime and anywhere. And with the GV-Video
Server connected to the GV-System (GV-DVR/NVR) / GV-VMS, your existing surveillance
system can be upgraded and networked into a new IP surveillance system.
1.1 Models and Features
The GV-Video Server has the following models:
GV-VS04H
GV-VS11
GV-VS12
GV-VS14
- 4-channel video inputs
- Records up to120 (NTSC) / 100 (PAL) fps at the D1 resolution
- H.264 video compression
- Two-way audio
- GPS tracking / Wiegand access control support
- 1-channel video input
- Records up to 30 (NTSC) / 25 (PAL) fps at the D1 resolution
- H.264, MEPG4 and MJPEG video compression
- One-way audio
- Dual streams
- 2-channel video inputs
- Records up to 60 (NTSC) / 50 (PAL) fps at the D1 resolution
- MEPG4, MJPEG and H.264 video compression
- Two-way audio
- GPS tracking support
- 4-channel video inputs
- Records up to120 (NTSC) / 100 (PAL) fps at the D1 resolution
- H.264 and MJPEG video compression
- Two-way audio
- GPS tracking / Wiegand access control support
- Dual streams
GV-VS2420
(AHD)
GV-VS2400
(TVI)
2
-
4-channel video inputs
Records up to120 (NTSC) / 100 (PAL) fps at AHD 1080p resolution
H.264
Two-way audio
Dual streams
4-channel video inputs
Records up to120 (NTSC) / 100 (PAL) fps at HD-TVI 1080p
resolution
H.264
Two-way audio
Dual streams
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Introduction
1.2 Packing List
1.2.1 GV-VS04H / GV-VS14
1.
GV-VS04H / GV-VS14
2.
AC Power Cord x 1DC Male-to-Male
Cable (for powering on the camera
through GV-Video Server) x 1
3.
Power Adaptor x 1
4.
Wall Hook x 1
5.
Conical Anchor x 4
6.
Screw x 4
7.
3.5 mm Stereo to RCA Cable x 2
8.
GV-Video Server Software CD/DVD x 1
9.
GV-NVR Software CD/DVD x 1
Note: The DC Male-to-Male Cable is used to power on
the camera through the GV-Video Server. You can also
optionally purchase three more DC Male-To-Mare
Cables and one DC 1-Male to 4-Female Cable to power
on four cameras through the GV-Video Server.
1.2.2 GV-VS11
1. GV-VS11
2. Power Adaptor x 1
3. GV-Video Server Software CD/DVD x 1
4. GV-NVR Software CD/DVD x 1
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1.2.3 GV-VS12
1. GV-VS12
2. AC Power Cord x 1
3. Power Adaptor x 1
4. I/O Cable with RJ-45 Connector x 1
5. Wall Hook x 1
6. Conical Anchor x 4
7. Screw x 4
8. Sticker (for positioning conical anchors) x 1
9. GV-Video Server Software CD/DVD x 1
10. GV-NVR Software CD/DVD x 1
1.2.4 GV-VS2420 / 2400
1. GV-VS2420 / 2400
2. AC Power Cord x 1
3. Power Adaptor x 1
4. GV-Video Server Software CD/DVD x 1
5. GV-NVR Software CD/DVD x 1
6. Warranty Card
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Introduction
1.3 Compatible Products and System Requirements
1.3.1 Compatible GeoVision Software
This section introduces the compatible applications for GV-VS2420 /2400.
Surveillance System & Network Storage
y
GV-System (GV-DVR/NVR): V8.6.2 with patch files or later
y
GV-VMS: V15.10 or later
y
GV-Recording Server: V1.3.0.0 or later (Upcoming)
y
GV-Control Center: V3.4.0.0 or later (Upcoming)
Mobile App
GV-Eye for iOS and Android: V2.0 or later
y
Edge Recording
GV-Edge Recording Manager for Windows: V1.2.0.0 or later (Upcoming)
y
1.3.2 System Requirements
To access the Web interface of the GV-Video Server, ensure your PC is in good
network connection and use one of the following Web browsers:
For GV-VS04H and GV-VS11 / 12 / 14
y
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x or later
For GV-VS2420 / 2400
y
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x or later
y
Google Chrome
y
Mozilla Firefox
y
Safari
y
Microsoft Edge
Note:
1. For the users of Internet Explorer 8 or later, additional settings are required. For
details, see Appendix A.
2. Internet Explorer 10 is only supported by GV-VS11 version 1.05, GV-VS12 version
1.09, GV-VS14 version 1.03.
3. For users of non-IE browsers using GV-VS2420 / 2400, download GV-Web Viewer
to access full functioning user interface. For details, see 3.1 Accessing Your
Surveillance Images.
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1.4 PoE Support
The models supporting PoE (Power over Ethernet) include:
•
GV-VS04H and GV-VS12
When the PoE (Power over Ethernet) function is used, please note:
•
The I/O terminal functions cannot work. Don’t connect any devices to the I/O terminal
block on the rear panel of the unit.
•
External power supply is required for USB storage device when used for recording.
See “Power over Ethernet” in Specifications later in this manual before purchasing a PoE
adaptor.
1.5 GPS Support
Attached with the GV-GPS Receiver, the GV-Video Server allows you to perform vehicle
tracking on Google Maps. The models supporting GPS function include:
•
GV-VS04H, GV-VS12 and GV-VS14.
Different models of the GV-Video Server support different interfaces:
•
•
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UART: GV-VS04H and GV-VS14
RS-232: GV-VS12
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Introduction
1.6 Options
Optional devices can expand your GV-Video Server’s capabilities and versatility. Contact
your dealer for more information.
GV-GPS Receiver
The GV-GPS Receiver is a Global Position System
receiver. With the GV-GPS Receiver, you can perform
GPS tracking and location verification of the GV-Video
Server. Two types of interfaces are available: UART
(for GV-VS04H/GV-VS14) and RS-232 (for GV-VS12).
Note: The GV-GPS Receiver is not supported by GVVS11 and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
GV-Relay V2
GV-WiFi USB Adaptor
GV-PA191 PoE Adaptor
GV-VR605A DC Voltage
Regulator
Working with the GV-Relay V2, the GV-Video Server
is capable of driving the loads of relay outputs over 5
volts.
The WiFi USB Adaptor is designed to connect the GV
IP devices, such as GV-Video Server or GV-Compact
DVR, to the wireless network.
The GV-PA191 is designed to provide power to the IP
device through a single Ethernet cable. The GVPA191 is only supported by GV-VS04H and GV-VS12.
With the GV-VR605A, you can install GV-Video Server
in the car. The GV-VR605A will supply and maintain a
12V voltage to the GV-Video Server and its connected
cameras.
Note: The GV-VR605A is not supported by GVVS2420 / 2400.
DC Male-to-Male Cable
DC 1-Male to 4-Female Cable
Only supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400, the DC Maleto-Male Cable is used to power on the camera through
the GV-Video Server.
For instance, you can purchase four DC Male-to-Male
Cables and one DC 1-Male to 4-Female Cable to
power on four cameras through the GV-Video Server.
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3.5 mm Stereo to
RCA Cable
Only supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400, the 3.5 mm
Stereo to RCA Cable is served as an audio adapter for
microphones with RCA connectors. Wall Hook
Only supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400, the Wall Hook
is used to mount the device to the wall.
Din-rail Hook
Only supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400, the Din-rail
Hook is used to mount the device to a cabinet.
Access Control Series
The GV-Video Server can work with the Wiegand-interface card reader to send cardholder
data to the central monitoring stations Center V2 and Vital Sign Monitor, as well as GVSystem(GV-DVR/ NVR). The following devices are only supported by GV-VS04H and GVVS14.
GV-Reader
GV-R1352 Card Reader
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GV-Reader includes transmit-receive antenna and
electronics. Featured with the Wiegand output, the unit
is compatible with any standard access control panel.
The GV-R1352 is a card reader designed to recognize
identification cards. Featured with the Wiegand output,
the unit can be connected to any standard access
control panel. The GV-R1352 comes with a weather
sealed and IP66 compliant housing for outdoor use.
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Introduction
1.7 Physical Description
This section identifies the various components of the GV-Video Server.
1.7.1 Front View
1.7.1.1 GV-VS04H / GV-VS14
Figure 1-1
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No. Name
Function
1
Video Input
4 plugs for video inputs.
2
Speaker Output
A plug for the speaker device.
3
Audio Input
Each plug is for 2 audio inputs.
4
Reset
It reboots the GV-Video Server, and keeps all current
configurations.
5
Default Button
It resets all configurations to their factory settings. See 6.4
Restoring to Factory Default Settings.
6
Disk Full/Fault
LED
This LED is on, indicating the hard drive is full or faulty.
7
Ready LED
This LED is on, indicating the GV-Video Server is ready for
connection.
8
Power LED
This LED is on, indicating the power is supplied.
1.7.1.3 GV-VS11
5
4
11
2
3
Figure 1-2
No. Name
Function
1
Video Input
1 plug for video input.
2
Default Button
It resets all configurations to their factory settings. See 6.4
Restoring to Factory Default Settings.
3
Audio Input
1 plug for audio input.
4
Ready LED
This LED is on, indicating the GV-Video Server is ready for
connection.
5
Power LED
This LED is on, indicating the power is supplied.
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Introduction
1.7.1.4 GV-VS12
11
22
33
44
Figure 1-3
No. Name
Function
1
USB Port
1 USB port for installing the portable storage device.
2
Speaker Output
A plug for the speaker device.
3
Audio Input
2 plugs for audio inputs.
4
Video Input
2 plugs for video inputs.
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1.7.1.5 GV-VS2420 / 2400
4
7
8
6
5
1
2
3
Figure 1-4
No. Name
Function
1
Video Input
4 plugs for video inputs.
2
Line Out
A plug for Video 1 speaker device.
3
Line In
A plug for Video 1 audio input.
4
Reset
It reboots the GV-Video Server, and keeps all current
configurations.
5
Default Button
It resets all configurations to their factory settings. See 6.4
Restoring to Factory Default Settings.
6
Disk Full/Fault
LED
This LED is on, indicating the hard drive is full or faulty.
7
Ready LED
This LED is on, indicating the GV-Video Server is ready for
connection.
8
Power LED
This LED is on, indicating the power is supplied.
Note: When transmitting video signals over a long distance, it is highly recommended to
use 5C-FB coaxial cables or above to minimize the degradation of image quality. The
transmission distance should be within 300 m (984 ft).
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Introduction
1.7.2 Rear View
1.7.2.2 GV-VS04H / GV-VS14
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 1-5
No. Name
1
USB Port
2
Terminal Block
3
Ethernet Port
Function
2 USB ports for installing portable storage devices.
The connectors for digital input, relay output, PTZ camera,
Wiegand device and GPS module control. See Chapter 9 Auxiliary
Device Connectors.
A plug for a 10/100 Ethernet or PoE.
Note: GV-VS14 does not support PoE function.
A plug to power on the camera, by using a DC Male-to-Male Cable,
directly through the GV-Video Server.
4
Power Out
Note: When PoE is applied, you cannot power on the camera
through the GV-Video Server.
5
Power In
A plug for power input.
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1.7.2.3 GV-VS11
1
21
3
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Figure 1-6
No. Name
1
USB Port
2
Ethernet Port
3
Terminal Block
4
Power In
Function
1 USB port for installing portable storage device.
A plug for inserting an Ethernet cable to build the network
connection.
The connectors for digital input, digital output and PTZ camera
control. See Chapter 9 Auxiliary Device Connectors.
A plug for power input.
1.7.2.4 GV-VS12
8
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
Figure 1-7
No. Name
Function
1
Power In
A plug for power input.
2
Ethernet Port
A plug for a 10/100 Ethernet or PoE.
3
USB Port
1 USB port for installing the portable storage device.
4
I/O / PTZ Port
A port for digital input, relay output and PTZ camera control. Insert
the I/O Cable with RJ-45 Connector to this port. See Chapter 9
Auxiliary Device Connectors.
5
RS-232
Terminal Block
The connectors for GPS module control. See Chapter 9 Auxiliary
Device Connectors.
6
Default Button
It resets all configurations to their factory settings. See 6.4
Restoring to Factory Default Settings.
7
Ready LED
This LED is on, indicating the GV-Video Server is ready for
connection.
8
Power LED
This LED is on, indicating the power is supplied.
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Introduction
1.7.2.5 GV-VS2420 / 2400
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 1-8
No. Name
Function
1
USB Port
2 USB ports for installing portable storage devices.
2
Terminal Block
The connectors for digital input, relay output, and PTZ camera. See
Chapter 9 Auxiliary Device Connectors.
3
Gigabit Ethernet
Port
A plug for a 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
4
Power Out
A plug to power on the camera, by using the optional DC Male-toMale Cable, directly through the GV-Video Server
5
Power In
A plug for power input.
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Chapter 2 Getting Started
This section provides basic information to get the GV-Video Server working on the network.
2.1
Installing on a Network
These instructions describe the basic connections to install the GV-Video Server on the
network. Here we use GV-VS04H as the example to demonstrate the steps.
1
2
4
3
5
Figure 2-1
1. Connect your camera’s video output to the BNC video input.
2. Connect the microphone to the RCA audio input using the 3.5 mm Stereo to RCA
Cable.
3. Connect the hub or switch on the LAN to the unit’s 10/100 Mbps port.
4. Connect the power using one of the following methods:
z
Use the supplied power adapter, connect to power.
z
Use the Power over Ethernet (PoE) function. The power is provided over the
network cable.
5. Optionally connect the DC Male-to-Male Cable to power on the camera through the
GV-Video Server.
6. Wait until both Power and Ready LEDs are on.
7. By default, the GV-Video Server is assigned with an unused IP address by the DHCP
server when the unit is connected to the network. The IP address remains unchanged
unless you unplug or disconnect it from the network.
z
To see how to look up the IP address assigned by the DHCP server, see 2.2
Checking the IP Address.
z
If the GV-Video Server is installed in a LAN without the DHCP server, the default IP
address 192.168.0.10 will be applied. To change the IP address, see 2.3 Changing
the IP Address.
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2 Getting Started
Note:
1. The GV-VS11 / 14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400 do not support PoE function.
2. The DC Male-to-Male Cable and 3.5 mm Stereo to RCA Cable are only supplied for
GV-VS04H and GV-VS14. Optionally purchase these accessories for GV-VS2420 /
2400.
3. The GV-Video Server cannot work with the microphone requiring power from the unit.
Use the microphone that has external power supply.
4. When PoE is applied, you cannot power on the camera through the GV-Video Server.
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2.2
Checking the IP Address
By default, an unused IP address is automatically assigned by the DHCP server to the
GV-Video Server when connecting to the network. Follow the steps below to look up the IP
address and access the Web interface.
1.
Install the GV-IP Device Utility program included on the Software CD/DVD.
Note: The PC installed with GV-IP Device Utility must be under the same LAN with the
GV-Video Server you wish to configure
2.
On the GV-IP Utility window, click the
button to search for the IP devices
connected in the same LAN. Click the Name or Mac Address column to sort.
Figure 2-2
3.
Find the GV-Video Server with its Mac Address to see the IP address.
4.
To login, type the IP address in your web browser. A dialog box appears.
5.
Type the default username and password admin.
6.
Click OK to access the Web interface.
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2 Getting Started
2.3
Changing the IP Address
To assign a static IP address or establish a connection to your ISP, log in the Web interface
to access the network setting page.
Note: If your router does not support DHCP, the default IP address will be 192.168.0.10.
In this case, it is strongly suggested to modify the IP address to avoid the IP address
conflict with other GV-IP device on the same LAN.
1.
Open your Web browser, and type the IP address of the GV-Video Server or the
default IP address http://192.168.0.10
2.
In both Login and Password fields, type the default value admin. Click Apply.
3.
In the left menu, select Network and then LAN to begin the network settings.
Figure 2-3
4.
To assign a static IP address, select Static IP address. Type IP Address, Subnet
Mask, Router/Gateway, Primary DNS and Secondary DNS in the Configure
connection parameters section.
5.
To establish a connection to your ISP, select Use PPPoE, and type the username and
password.
6.
Click Apply. The GV-Video Server is accessible by entering the assigned IP address
on the Web browser.
For details, see 4.7.1 LAN.
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IMPORTANT:
•
PPPoE should only be enabled if you know which IP address the GV-Video
Server will get from the ISP. Otherwise, you must use the Dynamic DNS service
to obtain a domain name linked to the GV-Video Server’s changing IP address
first.
For details on Dynamic DNS Server settings, see 4.7.3 Advanced TCP/IP.
•
If PPPoE is enabled and you cannot access the unit, you may have to reset it to
the factory default settings and then perform the network settings again.
To restore the factory settings, see the Default button in 1.7.1 Front View.
2.4
Configuring the Basic
Once the GV-Video Server is properly installed, the following important features can be
configured using the browser-based configuration page and are discussed in the following
sections in this manual:
•
Date and time adjustment: see 4.8.1 Date and Time Settings.
•
Login and privileged passwords: see 4.8.4 User Account.
•
Network gateway: see 4.7 Network.
•
Camera image adjustment: see 3.2.2 The Control Panel of the Live View Window.
•
Video format, resolution and frame rate: see 4.1.2 Video Settings.
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Chapter 3 Accessing the GV-Video Server
Two types of users are allowed to log in the GV-Video Server: Administrator and Guest.
The Administrator has unrestricted access to all system configurations, while the Guest
has the access to live images and network status only.
3.1 Accessing Your Surveillance Images
Once installed, your GV-Video Server is accessible on a network. Follow these steps to
access your surveillance images:
1. Open a Web browser.
2. Enter the IP address or domain name of the GV-Video Server in the
Location/Address field of your browser.
Figure 3-1
3. Enter the login name and password.
•
The default login name and password for Administrator are admin.
•
The default login name and password for Guest are guest.
4. The live view web page is now displayed on your browser.
•
For Internet Explore, a video image, similar to the example in Figure 3-2, is now
displayed in your browser.
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•
Only supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400. For Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari,
or Microsoft Edge. Click GV-Web Viewer, type in the IP address of your camera,
and click Connect to access the full functioning user interface.
Note:
1. GV-VS04H and GV-VS11 /12 / 14 are only supported by Microsoft Internet
Explorer 7.x or later.
2. To enable the updating of images in Microsoft Internet Explorer, you must set
your browser to allow ActiveX Controls and perform a one-time installation of
GeoVision’s ActiveX component onto your computer.
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3.2 Functions Featured on the Main Page
This section introduces the features of the Live View window and Network Status on the
main page. The two features are accessible by both Administrator and Guest.
Main Page of Guest Mode
▼ Video and Motion
▼ Live View
► Camera 1
► Camera 2
► Camera 3
► Camera 4
► 4 Cameras
▼ Network
► Status
Figure 3-2 Main page of GV-VS04H in Guest Mode
For GV-VS11 / 14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400 users, you can process one video stream in two
different image settings. In the Administrator mode, both streams are available. Click
Streaming 1 or Streaming 2 in the left menu to access the live view. In the Guest mode,
only one stream is available.
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3.2.1 The Live View Window
In the left menu, click Live View, and then select the desired Camera to see live video. .
11
10
9
8
1
2
3 4 5 6 7
Figure 3-3
No. Name
Function
1
Play
Plays live video.
2
Stop
Stops playing video.
3
Microphone
Talks to the surveillance area from the local computer.
4
Speaker
Listens to the audio around the camera.
5
Snapshot
Takes a snapshot of live video. --- See 3.2.3 Snapshot of a Live
Video.
6
File Save
Records live video to the local computer. --- See 3.2.4 Video
Recording.
7
Full Screen
Switches to full screen view. Right-click the image to have these
options: Snapshot, PIP, PAP, Zoom In and Zoom Out.
--- See 3.2.5 Picture-in-Picture and Picture-and-Picture View.
8
I/O Control
9
PTZ Control
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Starts the I/O Control Panel or the Visual Automation.
--- See 3.2.13 I/O Control.
Starts the PTZ Control Panel and the Visual PTZ.
--- See 3.2.11 PTZ Control and 3.2.12 Visual PTZ.
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Change Camera
Sets the desired camera for display.
Show System
Menu
Brings up these functions: Alarm Notify, Video and Audio
Configuration, Remote Config, Show Camera Name and
Image Enhance. --- See 3.2.6 Alarm Notification, 3.2.7 Video
and Audio Configuration, 3.2.8 Remote Configuration, 3.2.9
Camera Name Display and 3.2.10 Image Enhancement
respectively.
Note: For GV-VS2420 / 2400, only Camera 1 supports audio function.
3.2.2 The Control Panel of the Live View Window
To open the control panel of the Live View window, click the arrow button or
on top of
the viewer. You can access the following functions by using the right and left arrow buttons
on the control panel.
Click the arrow button to display the control panel.
Click the right and left
arrow buttons to change
the page of the control
panel.
Figure 3-4
[Information] Displays the version of the Video Server, local time of the local computer,
host time of the Video Server, the number of users logging in to the Video Server and the
OCX registration path.
[Video] Displays the current video codec, resolution and data rate.
[Audio] Displays the audio data rates when the microphone and speaker devices are
enabled. For GV-VS2420 / 2400, only Camera 1 supports audio function.
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[I/O Control] Provides a real-time graphic display of the input and output status. You can
force the output to be triggered by double-clicking its icon.
[Alarm Notify] Displays the captured images by sensor triggers and/or motion detection.
For this function to work, you must configure the Alarm Notify settings first. See 3.2.6
Alarm Notification.
[Camera Adjustment] Allows you to adjust the image quality.
[GPS] For details see 6.3 GPS Tracking. This function is not supported by GV-VS11 and
GV-VS2420 / 2400.
[Download] Allows you to install the programs from the hard drive. This function is not
supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400.
[Internal Temperature] Displays the current chipset temperature inside the camera. This
function is only available for GV-VS2420 / 2400.
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3.2.3 Snapshot of a Live Video
To take a snapshot of live video, follow these steps:
1. Click the Snapshot button (No. 5, Figure 3-3). The Save As dialog box appears.
2. Specify Save in, type the File name, and select JPEG or BMP as Save as Type. You
may also choose whether to display the name and date stamps on the image.
3. Click the Save button to save the image in the local computer.
3.2.4 Video Recording
You can record live video for a certain period of time to your local computer.
1. Click the File Save button (No. 6, Figure 3-3). The Save As dialog box appears.
2. Specify Save in, type the File name, and move the Time Period scroll bar to specify
the time length of the video clip from 1 to 5 minutes.
3. Click the Save button to start recording.
4. To stop recording, click the Stop button (No. 2, Figure 3-3).
3.2.5 Picture-in-Picture and Picture-and-Picture View
The full screen mode provides two types of close-up views: Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and
Picture-and Picture (PAP). The two views are useful to provide clear and detailed images
of the surveillance area.
To access this feature:
•
Click the Full Screen button (No. 7, Figure 3-3). Right-click the full screen to have the
options of PIP and PAP.
•
Right-click the live view to have the options of PIP and PAP.
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Picture-in-Picture View
With the Picture in Picture (PIP) view, you can crop the video to get a close-up view or
zoom in on the video.
Navigation box
Inset window
Figure 3-5
1. Select PIP. An inset window appears.
2. Click the insert window. A navigation box appears.
3. Move the navigation box around in the inset window to have a close-up view of the
selected area.
4. To adjust the navigation box size, move the cursor to any of the box corners, and
enlarge or diminish the box.
5. To exit the PIP view, right-click the image and click PIP again.
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Picture-and-Picture View
With the Picture and Picture (PAP) view, you can create a split video effect with multiple
close-up views on the image. A total of 7 close-up views can be defined.
Figure 3-6
1.
Select PAP. A row of three inset windows appears at the bottom.
2.
Draw a navigation box on the image, and this selected area is immediately reflected
in one inset window. Up to seven navigation boxes can be drawn on the image.
3.
To adjust a navigation box size, move the cursor to any of the box corners, and
enlarge or diminish the box.
4.
To move a navigation box to another area on the image, drag it to that area.
5.
To change the frame color of the navigation box or hide the box, right-click the image,
select Mega Pixel Setting and click one of these options:
„
Display Focus Area of PAP Mode: Displays or hides the navigation boxes on
the image
„
6.
Set Color of Focus Area: Changes the color of the box frames.
To delete a navigation box, right-click the desired box, select Focus Area of PAP
Mode and click Delete.
7.
To exit the PAP view, right-click the image and click PAP again.
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3.2.6 Alarm Notification
After input triggers and motion detection, you can be alerted by a pop-up live video and
view up to four captured images.
Pop-up live video
Captured images
Figure 3-7
To configure this function, click the Show System Menu button (No. 11, Figure 3-3), and
select Alarm Notify. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-8
„
Motion Notify: Once motion is detected, the captured images are displayed on the
control panel of the Live View window.
„
I/O Alarm Notify: Once the input device is triggered, the captured images are
displayed on the control panel of the Live View window. For this function to work, the
Administrator needs to install the input device properly. See 4.2.2 Input/Output
Settings.
„
Alert Sound: Activates the computer alarm on motion and input-triggered detection.
„
Auto Snapshot: The snapshot of live video is taken every 5 seconds on motion and
input-triggered detection.
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File Path: Assigns a file path to save the snapshots.
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3.2.7 Video and Audio Configuration
You can enable the microphone and speaker for two-way audio communication and adjust
the audio volume. To change audio configuration, click the Show System Menu button
(No. 11, Figure 3-3), and select Video and Audio Configuration.
Note:
1. The GV-VS11 only supports one-way audio communication.
2. For GV-VS2420 / 2400, only Camera 1 supports audio function.
„
Audio Configure: You can enable the microphone and speaker, and adjust the audio
volume.
„
Camera: Sets the number of frames to keep in live view buffer. Keeping more frames
for live view buffer can ensure a smooth live view, but the live view will be delayed for
the number of frames specified.
Figure 3-9
3.2.8 Remote Configuration
You can upgrade firmware over the Internet. Click the Show System Menu button (No. 11,
Figure 3-3), and select Remote Config. The Remote Config dialog box will appear.
[Firmware Upgrade] In this tab, you can upgrade the firmware over the network. For
details, see Chapter 6 Advanced Applications.
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3.2.9 Camera Name Display
To display the camera name on the image, click the Show System Menu button (No. 11,
Figure 3-3), and select Show Camera Name.
3.2.10 Image Enhancement
To enhance the image quality of live video, click the Show System Menu button (No. 11,
Figure 3-3), and select Image Enhance. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-10
„
De-Interlace: Coverts the interlaced video into non-interlaced video.
„
De-Block: Removes the block-like artifacts from low-quality and highly compressed
video.
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3.2.11 PTZ Control
To open the PTZ control panel, click the PTZ Control button (No. 9, Figure 3-3) and select
PTZ Control Panel. Different PTZ devices have different functions, so the features
included in the Option button may vary.
This feature is only available when the PTZ is set ahead by the Administrator. For details,
see 4.2.1 PTZ Settings.
Exit
Pan / Tilt Control
Zoom
Focus
Option (Settings for Auto Mode,
Preset, Port, Speed and etc.)
Preset Switch Panel
Figure 3-11
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3.2.12 Visual PTZ
In additional to the PTZ control panel, you can display a visual PTZ control panel on the
image. This feature is only available when the PTZ is set ahead by the Administrator. For
details, see 4.2.1 PTZ Settings.
Figure 3-12
¾
To access this feature, click the PTZ Control button (No. 9, Figure 3-3) and select
Visual PTZ.
¾
To change the panel settings, click the green PTZ button on the top left corner. You
will have these options:
[PTZ Control Type]
„
Type 1: In this mode when you place the mouse arrow on the four directions, i.e.
north, south, east, west, the speed indicator of five levels will appear. Click and
hold on the required level of movement and the camera will move as per the
specific speed.
„
Type 2: In this mode with the mouse click, the PTZ control panel will appear. The
movement of the camera will depend on the speed of the mouse movement.
[Configure]
„
Set Color: Changes the color of the panel. Three kinds of colors are available:
Red, Green and Blue.
„
Transparent Degree: Adjusts the transparency level of the panel. Ten levels
range from 10% (fully transparent) to 100% (fully opaque).
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3.2.13 I/O Control
The I/O Control window provides real-time graphic displays of camera and I/O status, and
alarm events. Additionally, you can force output to be triggered.
Figure 3-13
¾
To display the I/O control window, click the I/O Control button (No. 8, Figure 3-3).
¾
The Alarm List is displayed in three levels. The first level indicates date, the second
indicates time, and the third indicates alarm ID. Clicking the Reset button will clear the
list.
¾
To trigger an output device, highlight an output and then click the Output button.
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3.2.14 Visual Automation
The Visual Automation allows you to change the current state of the electronic device by
simply clicking on its image, e.g. turning the light ON. This feature is only available when
the Visual Automation is set ahead by the Administrator. For details, see 4.1.7 Visual
Automation.
Figure 3-14
¾
To access this feature, click the I/O Control button (No. 8, Figure 3-3) and select
Visual Automation.
¾
To change the style of the set areas, click the green I/O button on the top left corner.
You will have these options:
„
Show All: Displays all set areas.
„
Rect Float: Embosses all set areas.
„
Set Color: Changes the frame color of all set areas
3.2.15 Network Status
To view the network status, in the left menu, click Network and select Status.
Figure 3-15
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Chapter 4 Administrator Mode
The Administrator can access the system configuration via the Internet. Eight categories of
configurations are involved in the system configuration: Video and Motion, Digital I/O
and PTZ, Events and Alerts, Monitoring, Recording Schedule, Remote ViewLog,
Network, and Management.
Figure 4-1
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List of Menu Options
Find the topic of interest by referring to the section number prefixed to each option. The
available options vary among video server models.
4.1 Video and Motion
4.1.1 Multicast
4.1.2 Video Settings
4.1.3 Motion Detection
4.1.4 Privacy Mask
4.1.5 Text Overlay
4.1.6 Tampering Alarm
4.1.7 Visual Automation
4.1.8 Video Channel Source Settings
4.2 Digital I/O and PTZ
4.2.1 PTZ Settings
4.2.2 Input/Output Settings
4.2.3 GPS / Wiegand
4.2.4 Buzzer
4.3 Events and Alerts
4.3.1 E-mail
4.3.2 FTP
4.3.3 Center V2
4.3.4 Vital Sign Monitor
4.3.5 GV-GIS
4.3.6 Backup Center
4.3.7 Video Gateway / Recording Server
4.3.8 ViewLog Server
4.3.9 3GPP / RTSP
4.4 Monitoring
4.5 Recording Schedule
4.5.1 Recording Schedule Settings
4.5.2 I/O Monitoring Settings
4.6 Remote ViewLog
4.7 Network
4.7.1 LAN
4.7.2 Wireless-Client Mode
4.7.3 Advanced TCP/IP
4.7.4 UMTS
4.7.5 Multicast
4.7.6 IP Filter
4.7.7 SNMP Setting
4.8 Management
4.8.1 Date and Time Settings
4.8.2 GPS Maps Settings
4.8.3 Storage Settings
4.8.4 User Account
4.8.5 Log Information
4.8.6 System Log
4.8.7 Tools
4.8.8 Language
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Comparison Table for Major Functions
The options or functions on the left menu of the Web interface (Figure 4-1) may vary
depended on models. The table below provides the information of major differences in
supported functions.
Model
GV-VS04H
GV-VS11
GV-VS12
GV-VS14
(FW V1.03 or
later)
(FW V1.0
or later)
(FW V1.02
or later)
(FW V1.0 or
later)
Dual Streams
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Wiegand
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Buzzer
Yes
No
No
No
No
Multicast
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Tampering
Alarm
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Watermark
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Text Overlay
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Video Channel
Source Settings
Yes
No
No
No
No
System Log
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
GV-Backup
Center
Connection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
GV-Video
Gateway
Connection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
GV-GIS
Connection
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
GV-VS2420
/ 2400
Function
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4.1 Video and Motion
This section includes the video image settings and introduces how the images can be
managed by using Multicast, Motion Detection, Privacy Mask, Tampering Alarm, Visual
Automation and Video Channel Source Settings.
4.1.1 Multicast
Note this function is only available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later), GVVS11, GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.05 or later) and GV-VS14.
The Multicast view allows the GV-Video Server receiving video and audio streams from a
multicast group. It also enables the GV-Video Server to receive audio broadcast from the
hosts in the multicast group.
To join a multicast group and listen to audio broadcasting, it is required to activate the
related settings in 4.7.5 Multicast.
Host List
Figure 4-2
Configure Button
1. The host(s), in the multicast group, is displayed automatically on the host list. If you
cannot see any host displayed, click the Configure button, select General Setup, select
Multicast and ensure the relevant IP address, port number and network card are
correctly configured.
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2. Expand the Host folder and drag the desired cameras to the screen for display. If the host
has already set a password, you will be promoted to enter it at this step.
3. To receive audio broadcasting, first ensure a speaker is properly installed on the local
computer. Then click the Configure button, select General Setup, select Receive
broadcast audio, and ensure the broadcast IP address and port number are correctly
configured.
4. To save the current settings of screen division and camera display for future use, click
the Configure button, select Video List Setup, and select Export. You can also select
Import to apply the pre-defined settings.
4.1.2 Video Settings
For GV-VS11 / 14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400, it can simultaneously process one video stream
in two different codec and resolutions. The dual-stream design benefits for lower
bandwidth environment, allowing Streaming 2 set with lower resolution and codec for live
streaming, and Streaming 1 set with highest resolution and codec H.264 for best recording
quality. Two setting pages Streaming 1 and Streaming 2 are provided for separate setup.
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[Name]
Rename the camera. The camera name will appear on the Live View. To display the
camera name, see 3.2.9 Camera Name Display.
[Connection Template]
Note this function is not supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400. Select the type of your network
connection. Unless you select Customized, this option will automatically bring up the
recommended video resolution, frame rate, bandwidth and GOP size.
Due to the bandwidth limitation for mobile phone connections, only the video resolutions
352 x 240 (352 x 288) are supported. The higher resolution you select, the higher frame
rate or better video quality you will get. But note that your mobile phone must support the
video resolution you wish to select.
Connection templates for mobile phone connections:
3GPPv7, Msview V2 / V3, Ssview V3 and GView V2 Supported
Resolution
Frame Rate
NTSC 352 x 240
5
PAL 352 x 288
5
[Video Signal Type]
„
Video Format: Note this function is only available for GV-VS11 and GV-VS12. Select
a codec for the video stream.
„
Auto detect signal type on booting: Automatically detects the type of video input is
NTSC or PAL. For GV-VS04H and GV-VS 11 / 12 /14, select to enable this function.
For GV-VS2420 / 2400, this function is enabled by default.
The supported codecs vary from model to model.
Model
Codec
GV-VS04H
H.264
GV-VS11
H.264, MPEG4 , MJPEG (Streaming 1 and 2)
GV-VS12
H.264, MPEG4 , MJPEG
GV-VS14
H.264 (Streaming 1), MJPEG (Streaming 2)
GV-VS2420 / 2400
H.264 (Streaming 1 and 2)
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The image resolution varies from model to model.
Models
GV-VS04H,
GV-VS11 / 12 / 14
NTSC
PAL
704 x 480
704 x 576
704 x 480 de-interlace
704 x 576 de-interlace
352 x 240
352 x 288
176 x112
176 x 144
NTSC
HD, AHD
NTSC
SD
PAL
HD, AHD
PAL
SD
1920 x 1080
960 x 480
1920 x 1080
960 x 576
1280 x 720
720 x 480
1280 x 720
720 x 576
640 x 360
480 x 240
640 x 360
480 x 288
448 x 252
360 x 240
448 x 252
360 x 288
NTSC
HD, TVI
NTSC
SD
PAL
HD, TVI
PAL
SD
1920 x 1080
960 x 480
1920 x 1080
960 x 576
1280 x 720
720 x 480
1280 x 720
720 x 576
640 x 360
480 x 240
640 x 360
480 x 288
448 x 252
360 x 240
448 x 252
360 x 288
GV-VS2420
GV-VS2400
The frame rate varies from model to model.
Models
Format
Frame Rate
GV-VS04H,
NTSC
1, 2, 3, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 30
GV-VS11 / 12 / 14
PAL
1, 2.5, 5, 8, 12.5, 25
GV-VS2420 / 2400
NTSC
1 ~ 30
PAL
1 ~ 25
Note:
1. The GV-VS11 / 14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400 support dual streams. By default, the dual
streams are not enabled on GV-VS11 / 14, but enabled on GV-VS2420 / 2400.
2. For GV-VS11, four resolution options and three codec types are available for both
streaming 1 and 2.
3. The frame rate and the performance may vary depending on the number of
connections and data bitrates (different scenes).
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[Bandwidth Management]
When using MPEG-4 or H.264, it is possible to control the bitrate, which in turn allows the
amount of bandwidth usage to be controlled.
„
VBR (Variable Bitrate): The quality of the video stream is kept as constant as
possible at the cost of a varying bitrate. The bandwidth is much more efficiently used
than a comparable CBR.
y
Set the image quality to one of the 5 standards: Poor, Fair, Good, Great and
Excellent.
y
„
Set the Maximal Bitrate to 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 Mbit.
CBR (Constant Bitrate): CBR is used to achieve a specific bitrate by varying the
quality of the stream. The bitrates available for selection depend on the image
resolution.
Model
GV-VS04H
GV-VS14
GV-VS11
GV-VS12
GV-VS2420 /
2400
Bitrates for selection
3072 kbps, 2048 kbps, 1536 kbps, 1024 kbps, 768 kbps,
512 kbps, 384 kbps, 256 kbps (3GPPV7), 128 kbps (3GPPV7), 64 kbps
(3GPPV6), 52 kbps (3GPPV6)
2048 kbps, 1536 kbps, 1024 kbps, 768 kbps,
512 kbps, 384 kbps, 256 kbps (3GPPV7), 128 kbps (3GPPV7), 64 kbps
(3GPPV6), 52 kbps (3GPPV6)
8192 kbps, 6144 kbps, 4096 kbps, 2048 kbps, 1024 kbps, 512 kbps.
[GOP Structure and Length]
Set the maximum number of seconds between every key frame. For, GV-VS04H and GVVS11 / 12 / 14, select Customized in the Connection Template section before setting the
length of GOP structure. For GV-VS2420 / 2400, you can directly configure the settings
here.
[Record Settings]
The record settings allow you to capture images before and/or after the motion or I/O
event happens.
„
Pre-alarm recording time: Activates video recording before an event occurs. Set the
recording time to 1 or 2 seconds.
„
Post-alarm recording time: Activates video recording onto the attached USB mass
storage device after an event occurs. Set the recording time from 1 to 30 seconds.
„
Split Interval (Max. Video Clip): Sets the maximum time length of each recorded file
from 1 to 5 minutes.
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Record Audio: Activates audio recording when an event occurs.
„
Immediately close file: Note this function is not supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400.
Ends a recorded file once a motion or an I/O trigger stops. When the option is enabled,
the time length of a recorded file is based on the duration of a motion or an I/O trigger
instead of the time you set for Max. Video Clip above. Select this option to have short
recorded files and have an easier access through mobile phones.
[Test Overlay Settings]
The text overlay settings allow you to overlay camera names, date, time, GPS speed or
names of selected inputs on live and recorded videos.
„
Overlaid with camera name: Includes camera names on live and recorded videos.
„
Overlaid with date stamps: Includes date stamps on live and recorded videos.
„
Overlaid with time stamps: Includes time stamps on live and recorded videos.
„
Overlaid with the GPS speed: Includes the vehicle speed in live and recorded videos.
Note this function is only available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.05 or later), GVVS12 (Firmware Version 1.05 or later) and GV-VS14.
„
Overlaid with digital input description name: Includes the names of selected inputs
on live and recorded videos.
[Watermark] Enable this option to watermark all recordings. The watermark allows you to
verify whether the video has been tampered while it was recorded and saved. See 6.5
Verifying Watermark.
[Apply All Settings]
„
Apply the settings to all cameras: Applies the same settings to other cameras. Note
this function is not supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400.
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4.1.3 Motion Detection
Motion detection is used to generate an alarm whenever movement occurs in the video
image. You can configure up to 8 areas with different sensitivity values for motion
detection.
Figure 4-4
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1. The default sensitivity value for the whole area is 2 for GV-VS04H and GV-VS11 / 12
/ 14, and the value is 9 for GV-VS2420 / 2400. To define a different sensitivity value,
click Reset.
2. Select the desired sensitivity by moving the slider to set the value. The higher the
value, the more sensitive the camera is to motion.
3. Drag an area on the image. Click Add when you are prompted to confirm the setting.
4. To create several areas with different sensitivity values, repeat Steps 2 and 3.
5. Click Save to save the above settings.
6. To trigger the alarm outputs when motion is detected, select the outputs (Output 1 to
Output 4). To activate the output settings, you must also start Camera monitoring
manually or by schedule. For related settings, see 4.4 Monitoring.
7. Note this function is not supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400. To send motion detection
notifications to Center V2 and Vital Sign Monitor during a particular time period,
enable the schedule mode and click Apply.
A. Set each time frame during the day. Each day can be divided into 3 time frames,
represented by Span 1 to Span 3.
B. Enable the Weekend option to have a whole-day monitoring on the weekend.
Define whether your weekend includes Saturday and Sunday or Only Sunday.
C. Click Apply to save the above settings.
Note: For GV-VS11 and GV-VS12 users, this function does not work when MJPEG
codec is selected in the Video Signal Type field (Figure 4-1). For details, see 4.1.2
Video Settings.
8. If you want to ignore environmental changes such as rain or snow, select Ignore
environmental changes. Note this function is only available for GV-VS2420 / 2400.
9. The Noise Tolerance function is enabled by default. It ignores video noise when the
light intensity changes. Note this function is only available for GV-VS2420 / 2400.
Figure 4-4-1
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4.1.4 Privacy Mask
The Privacy Mask can block out sensitive areas from view, covering the areas with dark
boxes in both live view and recorded clips. This feature is ideal for locations with displays,
keyboard sequences (e.g. passwords), and for anywhere else you don’t want sensitive
information visible.
Figure 4-5
1. Select the Enable option.
2. Drag the area(s) where you want to block out on the image. Click Add when you are
prompted to confirm the setting.
3. Click the Save button to save all the settings.
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4.1.5 Text Overlay
Note this option is available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later), GV-VS11,
GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.02 or later), GV-VS14, and GV-VS2420 / 2400. .
The Text Overlay function allows you to type any text in any place on the camera view. Up
to 16 text messages can be created. The overlaid text will also be saved in the recorded
images.
Figure 4-6
1. Select the Enable option.
2. Click any place on the image. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-7
3. Type the desired text, and click OK. The text is overlaid on the image.
4. Click on the text and drag it to any place on the image.
5. Click Set Font to modify the font style of the text.
6. Click Save to apply the settings, click Preview to preview the camera view with
overlaid text or click Load (Undo) to revert to a previous setting.
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4.1.6 Tampering Alarm
Note this option is available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later), GV-VS11,
GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.02 or later), GV-VS14, and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
The Tampering Alarm is used to detect when a camera is being physically tampered. An
alarm can be generated when the camera is moved, covered up, or out of focus. The
alarm approaches include the triggered output device, e-mail alerts and system buzzer. To
have the tampering alarm, first set up these alarm approaches properly:
•
To trigger the output device when a tamper event occurs, enable the output setting and
select Tampering Alarm for the related camera. See Output Setting in 4.2.2
Input/Output Settings.
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To trigger the e-mail alert when a tamper event occurs, enable the e-mail setting and
select Tampering Alarm for the related camera. See 4.3.1 E-Mail.
•
To trigger the system buzzer when a tamper event occurs, enable the buzzer setting.
See 4.2.4 Buzzer.
Figure 4-8
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To configure the tampering alarm:
1. Select the Enable option.
2. If you want GV-Video Server to ignore any movement or scene change in certain
areas, click the
button to drag areas on the camera view.
3. Select the desired detection sensitivity by moving the slider. The higher the value, the
more sensitive the camera is to scene changes.
4. In the Tolerance Time of Alarm field, specify the time length allowed for scene
changes before an alarm is generated.
5. In the Duration of Alarm field, specify the duration of the alarm after which the
triggered output device or system buzzer will be turned off.
6. To trigger an alarm when the scene turns dark, e.g. the lens of camera has been
covered, select Alarm for Dark Images.
7. Click Apply to save all the settings.
8. Start monitoring to enable the function. To have buzzer alarm, it is required to start
the Camera monitoring. To have output alarm, it is required to start Input monitoring.
For these two types of monitoring, see 4.4 Monitoring.
When the camera has been tampered, the output device and system buzzer can be
activated. To turn off the output device and system buzzer immediately, return to this
setting page, and click Restart Detection.
Note: The system buzzer is only supported by GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or
later). .
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4.1.7 Visual Automation
This intuitive feature helps you automate any electronic device by triggering the connected
output device. When you click on the image of the electronic device, you can simply
change its current state, e.g. light ON.
Figure 4-9
1. Select the Enable option.
2. Drag an area on the image of the electronic device. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-10
3. Assign the connected module and output device. In the Note filed, type a note to help
you manage the device. Click OK to save the settings.
4. To change the frame color of the set area, click the Set Color button.
5. To emboss the set area, select Float Up; or keep it flat by selecting Normal.
6. Click the Save Set button to apply the settings.
To perform the function, see 3.2.14 Visual Automation.
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4.1.8 Video Channel Source Settings
Note this option is only available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later).
The function allows you to assign the video input to the desired video channel for display.
Figure 4-11
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4.2 Digital I/O & PTZ
For auxiliary device control, you can find one I/O / PTZ port along with one RS-232
terminal block for GPS control on the rear panel of GV-VS12 (see Figure 1-12). On the
rear panels of GV-VS04H, GV-VS11 /14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400, all the functions for
auxiliary device control are included in a terminal block. For details, see Chapter 9
Auxiliary Device Connectors.
The connectors for all terminal blocks on all models and the I/O / PTZ port on the GVVS12 can be divided into four categories based on the interface being used:
1. Digital Input / Output
2. RS-485 interface for PTZ control
3. Wiegand interface for access control
(only available on V-VS04H and GV-VS14)
4. GPS interface for vehicle tracking:
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UART: available on GV-VS04H and GV-VS14
•
RS-232: available on GV-VS12
4.2.1 PTZ Settings
Through the RS-485 interface on the I/O terminal block, you can connect up to 4 PTZ
cameras depended on models. Before adding a PTZ camera to the GV-Video Server, you
must install the PTZ components from the Software CD/DVD by selecting Install PTZ on
the installation menu. Then open this PTZ Settings page to configure the baud rate and
address. For these settings, please consult your PTZ documentation.
Figure 4-12
Note: Currently the GV-Video Server doesn’t support the PTZ camera with RS-232
interface. For compatible PTZ models, see Appendix E.
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4.2.2 Input/Output Settings
The number of input and output devices the GV-Video Server can connect to vary from
model to model. The GV-VS04H, GV-VS14, and GV-VS2420 / 2400 can connect up to 4
input and 4 output devices, GV-VS11 can connect 1 input and 1 output device, and GVVS12 can connect up to 2 input and 2 output devices.
Input Setting
Figure 4-13
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Normal State: Set up the input state to trigger actions by selecting Open Circuit (N/O)
or Grounded Circuit (N/C).
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Latch Mode: Enable the mode to have a momentary output alarm.
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Trigger Digital Output Relay: Select the output(s) to be triggered once the input is
activated.
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Record: Select the camera(s) to start recording once the input is activated.
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Send Video to Center V2: Select the camera(s) to send their images to Center V2
when the input is triggered.
You can direct a PTZ camera to a preset point upon input trigger:
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Set PTZ camera to preset point: Enable the preset function and select the camera
that represents the PTZ camera.
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Input on: Direct the PTZ camera to a preset point when the input is triggered.
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Input off: Direct the PTZ camera to another preset point when the triggered input is
off.
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Duration to set preset after input off x seconds: Specify the amount of time the
PTZ camera stays in “Input on” preset point before moving to “Input off” preset point.
For related PTZ settings, see 4.2.1 PTZ Settings.
Output Setting
Figure 4-14
Select Enable to enable the output device. Choose the output signal that mostly suits the
device you are using: N/O (Open Circuit), N/C (Grounded Circuit), N/O Toggle, N/C Toggle,
N/O Pulse or N/C Pulse. For Toggle output type, the output will keep going on once it is
triggered until the next trigger. For Pulse output type, the output is triggered for the
amount of time you specify in the Trigger Pulse Mode for x Seconds field.
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Alarm Settings:
You can choose to automatically activate the configured output device for alarm under
these conditions: video lost, tampering alarm, video recording start (Start Record), video
recording stop (Stop Record), disk write error (Rec Error) and hard disk full (HD Full).
Note the video recording start / stop function is not supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400.
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Important: The input/output settings only function after you start I/O Monitor manually
or by schedule. To configure the I/O monitoring, see 4.4 Monitoring.
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4.2.3 GPS/Wiegand
You can select either GPS or Wiegand function for use. The two functions cannot be
enabled at the same time.
Figure 4-15
GPS Function
Note this function is only available for GV-VS04H, GV-VS12 and GV-VS14.
The GV-Video Server supports the Global Position System (GPS) for active vehicle
tracking and location verification. You can track the vehicle location on Google maps and
display the average speed of a vehicle in live view.
To enable the GPS function, a GV-GPS Receiver or any GPS module supporting UART or
RS-232 interface is required to connect to the GV-Video Server first. See Chapter 9
Auxiliary Device Connectors.
To enable the GPS function:
„ Select GPS Baud rate: Two baud rate options are available: 4800 and 9600. By
default the value is 9600.
„ Set GPS Update Frequency: Set the update frequency in seconds for GPS data.
„ Maximum length of the data to be saved after network connection is broken:
Specify the duration of GPS data to be saved in the storage device of GV-Video Server
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in case that the connection between GV-Video Server and GV-GIS is interrupted.
When the connection is resumed, the saved GPS data will be automatically sent to the
GV-GIS and removed from the storage device. For the setup of GV-GIS connection,
see 4.3.5 GV-GIS. Note this function is only available for GV-VS04H (Firmware V1.03
or later), GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.04 or later) and GV-VS14.
„ Sync GPS Time: Synchronizes the time of GV-Video Server with the GPS time once
GV-Video Server receives GPS signals.
To display the vehicle speed:
Select Overlaid with the GPS speed on the Video Settings page, and click Apply.
Video Settings page
Vehicle speed in live view
Figure 4-16
To track the vehicle location:
See 6.3 GPS Tracking.
To play back GPS tracks:
If the monitoring is also activated, the GPS tracks will be recorded along with video. This
makes it possible to play back video with GPS tracks on maps using the Remote ViewLog
player. See 5.2.3 Playback of GPS Tracks.
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Wiegand Function
Note this function is only available for GV-VS04H and GV-VS14.
The GV-Video Server can work in conjunction with the Wiegand-interface card reader to
send video and cardholder data to the central monitoring stations Center V2 and Vital Sign
Monitor, as well as GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR). Moreover, the Wiegand port on the GVVideo Server can be used as an input to activate recording once the card reader is
triggered or a valid card is present to the card reader.
The output format of Wiegand supported by the GV-Video Server is HID standard 26 bits
and 37 bits.
TCP / IP
Text Data
Wiegand In
Card Reader
GV-Vital Sign Monitor
GV-Video Server
Video Data
Recording
Text Data
GV-Center V2
Video Data
USB Mass Storage Device
Text Data
GV-System
(GV-DVR / NVR)
Figure 4-17
„ Transfer Card Number to Center V2, Vital Sign Monitor and GV-System (GV-DVR
/ NVR): Sends the cardholder data to Center V2, Vital Sign Monitor and GV-System
(GV-DVR / NVR) once the card reader is triggered.
„ Send video to Center V2 and GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR) when the Wiegand
device is triggered: The selected camera(s) will start recording into the GV-Video
Server and the related video will also be sent to Center V2 and GV-System (GV-DVR /
NVR) once the card reader is triggered.
Note: To receive cardholder data from the GV-Video Server, the GV-System(GV-DVR /
NVR ) must be version 8.2 or later.
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For the related settings, see 4.3.3 Center V2, 4.3.4 Vital Sign Monitor and 7.2 Receiving
Cardholder Data from Video Server.
4.2.4 Buzzer
Note this function is only available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later).
The system buzzer can be activated automatically under these conditions: video lost, input
device triggered, motion detected, disk full, disk write error and tampering alarm. You can
set the duration of buzzing sounds to be 5 Seconds, 10 Seconds, 20 Seconds or 30
Seconds. To turn on the buzzer, select On; to turn off the buzzer, select Off.
It is required to start monitoring for the buzzer to work. To start monitoring, see 4.4
Monitoring.
Figure 4-18
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4.3 Events & Alerts
For the events of motion detection or I/O trigger, the Administrator can set up the two
trigger actions:
1. Send a captured still image by e-mail or FTP.
2. Notify Center Monitoring Station, Center V2, Vital Sign Monitor or GV-GIS, by video
or text alerts.
To have above trigger actions, you must also set the following features:
•
Motion Detection (See 4.1.3 Motion Detection)---optional
•
Input Setting (See 4.2.2 Input/Output Settings)
•
For e-mail and FTP alerts, it is required to start monitoring (See 4.4 Monitoring).
Note: The Motion Detection function is an optional setting since it is activated by default.
4.3.1 E-mail
After a trigger event, the GV-Video Server can send the e-mail to a remote user containing
a captured still image.
Figure 4-19
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[Enable] Select to enable the e-mail function.
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Sever URL/IP Address: Type the SMTP Server’s URL address or IP address.
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Server Port: Type the SMTP Server’s port number. Or keep the default value 25.
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From email address: Type the sender’s e-mail address.
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Send to: Type the e-mail address(s) you want to send alerts to.
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Alerts Interval Time: Specify the interval between e-mail alerts. The interval can be
between 0 and 60 minutes. Any event trigger during the interval period will be ignored.
This option is useful for the events with high occurrence.
[Need authentication to login] If the SMTP Server needs authentication, select this
option and type the valid username and password.
[This server requires a secure connection] If the SMTP Servers needs a secure
connection (SSL), select this option.
[Alarm Settings] You can choose to automatically send e-mail alerts under these
conditions: video lost, tampering alarm, disk write error (Rec Error), hard disk full (HD full),
motion detection and triggered input.
For the alarm condition Motion Detection and Digital Input triggered, a still image from
the specified camera will be sent with the e-mail alert.
Note:
1. For GV-VS12, the This server requires a secure connection option is only
available on Firmware Version 1.02 or later.
2. The motion detection and triggered input options (under the Alarm Settings
section) are available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later), GV-VS11,
GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.04 or later), GV-VS14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
For the related settings to send e-mail alerts, see 4.1.3 Motion Detection, 4.2.2
Input/Output Settings and 4.4 Monitoring.
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4.3.2 FTP
You can also send the captured still image to a remote FTP server for alerts.
Figure 4-20
[Upload to a FTP Server]
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Enable: Select to enable the FTP function.
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Server URL/IP Address: Type the URL address or IP address of the FTP Server.
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Port Number: Type the port number of the FTP Server. Or keep the default value 21.
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User Name: Type a valid user name to log into the FTP Server.
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Password: Type a valid password to log into the FTP Server.
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Remote Directory: Type the name of the storage folder on the FTP Server.
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Alerts Interval time in minute: Specify the interval between FTP alerts. The interval
can be between 0 and 60 minutes. Any event trigger during the interval period will be
ignored. The option is useful for the events with high occurrence.
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[Alarm Settings]
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Motion Detection: Once the motion is detected on the selected camera, a still image
will be sent to the FTP Server as a notification.
~ Continuously send images upon trigger events (motion): A sequence of
snapshot images are uploaded to the FTP Server when motion is detected on the
selected camera.
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Digital Input: Once the selected input is triggered, a still image from the specified
camera will be sent to the FTP Server as a notification.
~ Continuously send images upon trigger events (input): A sequence of
snapshot images from the specified cameras are uploaded to the FTP Server when
the selected input is triggered.
[Act as FTP Server]
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Enable FTP access to the video server: The GV-Video Server acts as a FTP server,
enabling users to download AVI files.
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Use alternative port: The default port is set to 21.
To access the internal FTP server through a web browser, enter the IP address or the
domain name of the GV-Video Server in your browser like this:
ftp://192.168.0.10
When you are prompted for Username and Password, enter the default value videoserver
in both fields. Then you should find the AVI files recorded after trigger events.
To change the login information of the internal FTP server, see 4.8.4 User Account. For
the related settings to send FTP alerts, see 4.1.3 Motion Detection, 4.2.2 Input/Output
Settings and 4.4 Monitoring.
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4.3.3 Center V2
After a motion or an I/O triggered event, the central monitoring station Center V2 can get
notified by live videos and text alerts. Up to two Center V2 servers can be connected
simultaneously. For live monitoring through Center V2, you must already have a
subscriber account on each Center V2 server.
Note: To receive video alerts on input triggers, the software version of Center V2 must
be 8.2 or later. Otherwise, the Center V2 will only have text alerts on input triggers.
Figure 4-21
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To enable the Center V2 connection:
1. Activate Link: Enable the monitoring through Center V2.
2. Host Name or IP Address: Type the host name or IP address of Center V2.
3. Port Number: Match the port to Port 2 on Center V2. Or keep the default value 5551.
For details, see 8.1 Center V2.
4. User Name: Type a valid user name to log into Center V2.
5. Password: Type a valid password to log into Center V2.
6. Click Apply. The Connection Status should display “Connected” and connected time.
7. To establish the connection to the second Center V2 server, click the Connection 2
tab and repeat above steps for setup.
These options you can also find on this Center V2 setting page:
„
Cease motion detection messages from: Stops notifying Center V2 of motion
detection from the selected camera.
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Cease input trigger messages from: Stops notifying Center V2 of input trigger from
the selected input.
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Cease video lost messages from: Stops notifying Center V2 of video lost from the
selected camera.
„
Enable schedule mode: Starts the monitoring through Center V2 based on the
schedule you set in the Select Schedule Time section. Refer to 4.5 Recording
Schedule for the same settings.
For related settings to activate the monitoring through Center V2, see 4.1.3 Motion
Detection, 4.2.2 Input/Output Setting, and 8.1 Center V2.
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4.3.4 Vital Sign Monitor
After a motion or an I/O triggered event, the central monitoring station Vital Sign Monitor
can get notified by text alerts. Up to two Vital Sign Monitor servers can be connected
simultaneously. For live monitoring through Vital Sign Monitor, you must already have a
subscriber account on each Vital Sign Monitor server.
Figure 4-22
To enable the Vital Sign Monitor connection:
1. Activate Link: Enable the monitoring through Vital Sign Monitor.
2. Host Name or IP Address: Type the host name or IP address of Vital Sign Monitor.
3. Port Number: Match the port to Port 2 on Vital Sign Monitor. Or keep the default
value 5609. For details, see 8.1 Center V2.
4. User Name: Type a valid user name to log into Vital Sign Monitor.
5. Password: Type a valid password to log into Vital Sign Monitor.
6. Click Apply. The Connection Status should display “Connected” and connected time.
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7. To establish the connection to the second Vital Sign Monitor server, click the
Connection 2 tab and repeat above steps for setup.
These options you can also find on this Vital Sign Monitor setting page:
„
Cease motion detection messages from: Stops notifying Vital Sign Monitor of
motion detection from the selected camera.
„
Cease input trigger messages from: Stops notifying Vital Sign Monitor of input
trigger from the selected input.
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Cease video lost messages from: Stops notifying Vital Sign Monitor of video lost
from the selected camera.
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Enable schedule mode: Starts the monitoring through Vital Sign Monitor based on
the schedule you set in the Select Schedule Time section. Refer to 4.5 Recording
Schedule for the same settings.
For related settings to activate the monitoring through Vital Sign Monitor, see 4.1.3 Motion
Detection, 4.2.2 Input/Output Settings, and 8.2 Vital Sign Monitor.
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4.3.5 GV-GIS
Note the GV-GIS with two connections is only available on GV-VS04H (Firmware Version
1.03 or later), GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.02 or later) and GV-VS14.
Through the Internet connection, the GV-Video Server with enabled-GPS function can
send GPS data and live video to the GV-GIS geographic information system for the
services of vehicle tracking, location verification and live monitoring. The GV-Video Server
can connect up to two GV-GIS systems simultaneously.
Before you configure the GV-GIS connection on this setting page, the following conditions
must be met:
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A subscriber account created on the GV-GIS (For details on the GV-GIS geographic
information system, see GV-GIS User’s Manual)
•
UMTS mobile connection activated on the GV-Video Server (See 4.7.4 UMTS)
•
GPS function activated on the GV-Video Server (See 4.2.3 GPS/Wiegand)
Figure 4-23
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To enable the GV-GIS connection:
1. Activate Link: Enable the monitoring through GV-GIS.
2. Host Name or IP Address: Type the host name or IP address of GV-GIS.
3. Port Number: Match the communication port on GV-GIS. Or keep the default value
3356.
4. User Name: Type a valid user name to log into GV-GIS.
5. Password: Type a valid password to log into GV-GIS.
6. Enable Schedule Mode: Enable the monitoring through GV-GIS based on the
schedule you set in the Select Schedule Time section. Refer to 4.5 Recording
Schedule for the same settings.
7. Click Apply. The Connection Status should display “Connected” and connected time.
8. To establish the connection to the second GV-GIS system, click the Connection 2 tab
and repeat above steps for settings.
For related settings to activate the monitoring through GV-GIS, see 4.1.3 Motion Detection,
and 4.2.2 Input/Output Setting.
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4.3.6 Backup Center
Note the function is only available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later), GVVS11, GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.02 or later) GV-VS14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
The connection to GV-Backup Center allows you to back up another copy of recordings
and system log to a PC-based GV-Backup Center while the GV-Video Server is saving
these data to the attached storage device. If a disaster strikes where the GV-Video Server
is located, the recording data remain safe in a different location.
Figure 4-24
To enable the GV-Backup Center connection:
1. Activate Link: Enable the connection to GV-Backup Center.
2. Host Name or IP Address: Type the host name or IP address of GV-Backup Center.
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3. Port Number: Match the communication port on GV-Backup Center. Or keep the
default value 30000.
4. User Name: Type a valid user name to log into GV-Backup Center.
5. Backup Video: Select the cameras that you want to back up their recordings to GVBackup Center.
6. Compact Video: Select the cameras that you only want to back up their Key Frames
instead of full recordings, to GV-Backup Center. This option is useful to save the
backup time.
7. Resend all files: Select this option in case of the network interruption. After the
network is recovered, all the missing data will be resent to GV-Backup Center again.
8. Password: Type a valid password to log into GV-Backup Center.
9. Enable Schedule Mode: Enable the GV-Backup Center connection on the schedule
you set in the Select Schedule Time section. Refer to 4.5 Recording Schedule for the
same settings.
10. Click Apply. The Connection Status should display “Connected” and connected time.
If the GV-Backup Center has a failover server providing the uninterrupted backup service
in case of the GV-Backup Center failure, you can also configure the connection to the
failover server.
1. Automatic Failover Support: Enable the automatic connection to the failover server
once the connection between GV-Video Server and GV-Backup Center is interrupted
for the specified time.
2. Host Name or IP Address: Type the host name or IP address of the failover center.
3. Port Number: Match the communication port on the failover server. Or keep the
default value 30000.
4. User Name: Type a valid user name to log into the failover server.
5. Password: Type a valid password to log into the failover server.
6. Click Apply.
Note: The Backup Video, Compact Video and Resend all files functions are available
for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later), GV-VS11, GV-VS12 (Firmware Version
1.02 or later), GV-VS14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
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4.3.7 Video Gateway/Recording Server
Note the function is only available on GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later), GVVS11, GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.02 or later), GV-VS14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
The GV-Video Gateway / GV-Recording Server is a video streaming server designed for
large-scale video surveillance deployments. The GV-Video Gateway / GV-Recording
Server (with recording capability) can receive up to 128 channels from various IP video
devices, and distribute up to 300 channels to its clients. With the GV-Video Gateway / GVRecording Server, the desired frame rate can be ensured while the CPU loading and
bandwidth usage of the IP video devices are significantly reduced.
Figure 4-25
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The GV-Video Server can connect up to two GV-Video Gateway / GV-Recording Server.
To send the video images to the GV-Video Gateway or GV-Recording Server, follow the
steps below.
1. Activate Link: Enable the connection to GV-Video Gateway / GV-Recording Server.
2. Host Name or IP Address: Type the host name or IP address of GV-Video Gateway /
GV-Recording Server.
3. Port Number: Match the communication port on GV-Video Gateway / GV-Recording
Server. Or keep the default value 50000.
4. User Name: Type a valid user name to log into GV-Video Gateway / GV-Recording
Server.
5. Password: Type a valid password to log into GV-Video Gateway / GV-Recording
Server.
6. Enable schedule mode: Enable the GV-Video Gateway / GV-Recording Server
connection on the schedule you set in the Select Schedule Time section. Refer to 4.5
Recording Schedule for the same settings.
7. Click Apply. The Connection Status should display “Connected” and connected time.
8. To establish the connection to the second GV-Video Gateway / GV-Recording Server,
click the Connection 2 tab and repeat above steps for setup.
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4.3.8 ViewLog Server
The ViewLog Server is designed for remote playback function. This server allows you to
remotely access the recorded files saved at the GV-Video Server and play back video with
the player ViewLog.
Select Enable to activate the built-in server. Keep the default port 5552 or modify it if
necessary. For details on the remote playback, see 5.2.2 Playback over Network.
Figure 4-26
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4.3.9 3GPP/RTSP
The 3GPP / RTSP Server enables video and audio streaming to your 3G-enabled mobile
phone.
Figure 4-27
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Activate Link: Enable the 3GPP / RTSP service.
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RTSP/TCP Port: Keep the default value 8554, or modify it if necessary.
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RTP/UDP Port: Keep the default range from 17300 to 17319, or modify it if necessary.
The number of ports for use is limited to 20.
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Max Connection: Set the maximum number of connections to the GV-Video Server.
The maximum value is 20.
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Enable Audio: Enable audio streaming.
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Disable Authentication: By default, when accessing live view through RTSP
command, the ID and password of the GV-Video Server are required. Select this
option to disable the authentication prompt. For details on the RTSP command, see
Appendix D.
For details on remote monitoring with mobile phones, see 10.4 3G Mobile Phone.
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4.4 Monitoring
You can start recording manually, by schedule or by input trigger.
Figure 4-28
[Manual] Manually activates motion detection and input monitoring. Select one of the
following options and then click the Start button.
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Select all: Manually start recording and input monitoring as well.
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Camera x: Manually start recording. Select the desired camera and the recording
mode for recording.
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I/O Monitor: Manually start input monitoring. When the input is triggered, its
associated camera and output will also be activated for recording and alerting. For
input and output settings, see 4.2.2 Input/Output Settings.
[Schedule] The system starts recording or input monitoring based on the schedule you set.
For schedule settings, see 4.5 Recording Schedule.
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[Start monitoring by Input X] This function is not supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400. Start
monitoring by the assigned input. When the assigned input is triggered, the system will
respond based on your recording or input monitoring settings in above Manual or
Schedule options.
[Stop monitoring by Input X] This function is not supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400. Stop
monitoring by the assigned input. When the assigned input is triggered, the system will
stop monitoring.
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Remove HDD: When the monitoring is stopped by the input trigger, the storage device
will also be removed from the system.
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ACC Signal: The option is designed for the use of GV-VR605A DC Voltage Regulator.
With the GV-VR605A, the GV-Video Server can be installed in the car. When the car
ignition is turned off, the GV-Video Server will remove the storage device from the
system and turn off automatically. For details, see GV-VR605A Installation Guide.
Note: The ACC Signal option is not functional in version 1.05.
[Camera Status Icon]
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: Manual recording
: Schedule recording
: On standby
: Enabled for motion detection and input trigger
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4.5 Recording Schedule
The schedule is provided to activate recording and I/O monitoring on a specific time each
day.
4.5.1 Recording Schedule Settings
You can set up different monitoring schedules for each camera.
Figure 4-29
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Span 1- Span 3: Set a different recording mode for each time frame during the day.
Each day can be divided into 3 time frames, represented by Span 1 to Span 3. The
time frame settings will work from Monday through Sunday.
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Weekend: Enable this option to have a whole-day monitoring on the weekend and
select a recording mode to be used. Define whether your weekend includes Saturday
and Sunday or Only Sunday.
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Special Day: Set the recording mode on a specified day.
Note: In Recording Schedule and I/O Monitoring Schedule, if the settings for Special
Day conflict with those for Span 1-3 or Weekend, the Special Day settings will get
priority.
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4.5.2 I/O Monitoring Settings
You can set the schedule for I/O monitoring to start.
Figure 4-30
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Span 1-3: Set different time frames during the day to enable I/O monitoring. Each day
can be divided into 3 time frames, represented by Span 1 to Span 3. The time frame
settings will work from Monday through Sunday.
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Weekend: Enable this option to have a whole-day monitoring on the weekend and
select whether your weekend includes Saturday and Sunday or Only Sunday.
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Special Day: Enable I/O monitoring on a specified day.
4.6 Remote ViewLog
With the Remote ViewLog function, you can play back the files recorded at the GV-Video
Server over TCP/IP network.
For the first-time user, you need to install the Remote ViewLog program from the Software
CD/DVD. For remote access to the GV-Video Server, the ViewLog Server built in the unit
must be enabled. See 4.3.8 ViewLog Server.
For details on connecting to the GV-Video Server for playback, see 5.2.2 Playback over
Network.
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4.7 Network
The Network section includes some basic but important network configurations that enable
the GV-Video Server to be connected to a TCP/IP network.
4.7.1 LAN
According to your network environment, select among Static IP, DHCP and PPPoE.
Figure 4-31
[OptionalNetwork type]
According to the network environment, select Wired or Wireless.
Before enabling Wireless, set up a wireless module first. For details, see 4.7.2 WirelessClient Mode.
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[LAN Configuration]
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Dynamic IP address: The network environment has a DHCP server. By default the
GV-Video Server will be automatically assigned a dynamic IP address by the DHCP
server. To check the current IP address, click the Test DHCP button.
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Static IP address: Assign a static IP or fixed IP to the GV-Video Server. Type the GVVideo Server’s IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway and DNS Server parameters.
If no DHCP server exists in your network environment, the following default IP address
will be assigned to the GV-Video Server.
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Parameters
Default
IP address
192.168.0.10
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
Router/Gateway
192.168.0.1
Primary DNS server
192.168.0.1
Secondary DNS server
192.168.0.2
PPPoE: Establish the connection to your ISP. Type the Username and Password
provided by the ISP to establish the connection. However, if the IP address provided
by your ISP is dynamic, use the DDNS function to obtain a domain name linking to the
unit’s changing IP address before enabling the PPPoE function. For details on
Dynamic DNS Server Settings, see 4.7.3 Advanced TCP/IP.
Note: To establish connection through a broadband modem, you may refer to this
article: ftp://geo-demo-japan.dipmap.com/Technotice/GV_IP_Devices/How to access
GV-IP Camera through broadband modem.pdf
[Wireless Settings]
Before enabling Wireless, set up a wireless module first. For details, see 4.7.2 WirelessClient Mode. Then you can select the Dynamic IP Address or Static IP Address in this
section for the wireless LAN. By default, the following static IP address will be applied for
wireless connection.
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Parameters
Default
IP address
192.168.100.10
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
Router/Gateway
192.168.0.1
Primary DNS server
192.168.0.1
Secondary DNS server
192.168.0.2
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4.7.2 Wireless-Client Mode
To use the wireless function, a wireless LAN USB adaptor is required. For supported
wireless LAN adaptors, see Appendix B.
Figure 4-32
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Network type: Select the network mode Ad Hoc or Infrastructure.
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Infrastructure: Via the Access Point to connect to the Internet. This mode further
gives wireless access to the Internet or data sharing under a previously wired
environment.
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Ad-Hoc: A Peer-to-Peer mode. This mode connects to other computer with the
WLAN card, and does not need the Access Point to connect to each other.
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Network name (SSID): The SSID (Service Set Identify) is a unique name that
identifies a particular wireless network. Type SSID of the Wireless LAN group or
Access Point you are going to connect to.
~ Access Point Survey: Click this button to search all the available Access Points
(Infrastructure mode) and wireless stations (AD-Hoc mode) within the range of your
WLAN card.
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Authentication Type: Select one of these network authentications and data
encryptions: Disable, WEP, WPAPSK-TKIP, WPAPSK-AES, WPA2PSK-TKIP or
WPA2PSK-AES.
~ Disabled: No authentication is needed within the wireless network.
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~ WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy): A type of data encryption. Type up to four WEP
Keys in HEX or ASCII format. Note that if you use HEX format, only digits 0-9 and
letters A-F, a-f are valid.
~ WPAPSK-TKIP and WPA2PSK-TKIP: Type WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) for data
encryption.
~ WPAPSK-AES and WPA2PSK-AES: Type WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) for data
encryption.
Note:
1. Your encryption settings must match those used by the Access Points or wireless
stations with which you want to associate.
2. When both WiFi and 3G are available, the device will automatically choose WiFi for
network connection. This function is only supported in GV-VS12 / 14 and GV-VS2420
/ 2400.
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4.7.3 Advanced TCP/IP
This section introduces the advanced TCP/IP settings, including DDNS Server, HTTP port,
HTTPS port, streaming port and UPnP.
Figure 4-33
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[Dynamic DNS Server Settings]
DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) provides a convenient way of accessing the GVVideo Server when using a dynamic IP. DDNS assigns a domain name to the GV-Video
Server, so that the Administrator does not need to go through the trouble of checking if the
IP address assigned by DHCP Server or ISP (in xDSL connection) has changed.
Before enabling the DDNS function, the Administrator should have applied for a Host
Name from the DDNS service provider’s website. There are 2 providers listed in the GVVideo Server: GeoVision DDNS Server and DynDNS.org.
To enable the DDNS function:
1. Enable: Enable the DDNS function.
2. Service Provider: Select the DDNS service provider you have registered with.
3. Host Name: Type the host name used to link to the GV-Video Server. For the users of
GeoVision DDNS Server, it is unnecessary to fill the field because the system will
detect the host name automatically.
4. User Name: Type the user name used to enable the service from the DDNS.
5. Password: Type the password used to enable the service from the DDNS.
6. Click Apply.
[HTTP Port Settings]
The HTTP port enables connecting the GV-Video Server to the web. For security
integration, the Administrator can hide the server from the general HTTP port by changing
the default HTTP port of 80 to a different port number within the range of 1024 thru 65535.
[HTTPS Settings]
By enabling the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) settings, you can access the
camera through a secure protocol. You can use self-generated Certificate and Private Key
or the ones verified by the SSL authority. Click Browse to locate the Certificate and
Private Key files and type the password if the .pem files are protected by password. Click
Apply. The Web interface will be restarted and you will need to log in again.
Note this function is available for GV-VS04H (Firmware V1.03 or later), GV-VS11 and GVVS12 (Firmware Version 1.04 or later), GV-VS14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
Note: The .pem file format is supported by Certificate and Private Key.
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[Video Server Streaming Port Settings]
The VSS port enables connecting the GV-Video Server to the GV-System (GV-DVR /
NVR)/ GV-VMS. The default setting is 10000.
[UPnP Settings]
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UPNP: UPnP (Universal Plug & Play) is a networking architecture that provides
compatibility among networking equipment, software and peripherals of the 400+
vendors that are part of the Universal Plug and Play Forum. It means that they are
listed in the network devices table for the operating system (such as Windows XP)
supported by this function. Enabling this function, you can connect to the GV-Video
Server directly by clicking on the GV-Video Server listed in the network devices table.
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DLNA: allows the DLNA certified devices to automatically communicate with each
other once connected to the same network. The function is currently supported with
Windows Media Player for recording playback.
Note:
1.
The DLNA function is not supported by GV-VS2420 / 2400.
2.
The DLNA function is only supported with Windows Media Player version 1.1 or
later. You must have installed GeoVision codec from the Software CD/DVD or
have accessed the GV-Video Server Web interface on the computer with Windows
Media Player.
3.
The DLNA function does not support the connection to TV.
[QoS Settings]
The Quality of Service (QoS) is a bandwidth control mechanism that guarantees delaysensitive data flows such as voice and video streams, obtain a certain amount of
bandwidth to keep the streaming smooth.
To apply QoS to the GV-Video Server, all network routers must support QoS and QoS
must be enabled on these devices. To enable the QoS on the GV-Video Server, enter a
Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) value. This value is a field in an IP packet that
enables different levels of services for the network traffic. When the video stream from the
GV-Video Server reaches a router, the DSCP value will tell the router what service level to
be applied, e.g. the bandwidth amount. This value ranges from 0 to 63 in decimal format.
The default value is 0, meaning QoS is disabled.
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Note this function is available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.05 or later), GV-VS11,
GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.05 or later), and GV-VS14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
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4.7.4 UMTS
UMTS stands for Universal Mobile Telephone System. UMTS is a third-generation (3G)
broadband, packet-based transmission of text, digitized voice, video, and multimedia at
data rates up to 2 megabits per second. UMTS offers a consistent set of services to mobile
computer and phone users, no matter where they are located in the world.
After a mobile broadband device (supporting UMTS, HSDPA, etc.) is attached to the USB
port on the rear panel and the UMTS function is enabled, the GV-Video Server can have
wireless broadband access. For supported mobile broadband devices, see Appendix C.
The Virtual Private Network (VPN) over a UMTS connection is also configurable in the
setting page.
Figure 4-34
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PIN number: Type the PIN number that is provided by your network operator.
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Access Point Name (APN): Type Access Point Name that is provided by your
network operator.
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Username: Type a valid username to enable the UMTS service from your network
operator.
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Password: Type a valid password to enable the UMTS service from your network
operator.
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Maximum Transmission Unit: Type the Maximum Transfer Unit (MTU). The default
value is 1500.
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Retain UMTS Connection: Select this option to check the UMTS connection status
and use the drop-down list to specify the desired time length for check frequency. The
GV-Video Server will rebuild the connection if disconnection is detected.
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Enable VPN Connection: Select this option to enable the VPN (Virtual Private
Network) connection. Type the target IP address in the Check Target IP Address field.
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UMTS Authentication Protocol: Use the drop-down list to select the UMTS
Authentication Protocol provided by your network operator.
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Enable Schedule Mode: Starts the UMTS connection automatically based on the
schedule you set in the Select Schedule Time section. Refer to 4.5 Recording
Schedule for the same settings.
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Enable DNS: Optional type up to two DNS servers of your network operator.
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3G Connection Status: Indicates the connection status of UMTS or VPN.
Note: When both WiFi and 3G are available, the device will automatically choose WiFi for
network connection. This function is only supported by GV-VS12 / 14 and GV-VS2420 /
2400.
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4.7.5 Multicast
Note this function is available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later), GV-VS11,
GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.05 or later) and GV-VS14.
The multicast provides a mechanism for sending a single video and audio stream to a
group of hosts. Only the hosts that have joined a multicast group can send and receive the
multicast streams. The multicast streams are only sent to hosts on a local network.
This configuration page provides two settings. One is to allow the GV-Video Server to join
a multicast group. The other is to allow the GV-Video Server to receive audio broadcasting
from other hosts in a multicast group.
Figure 4-35
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Multicast Host Name: Name the GV-Video Server in a multicast group.
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Multicast Info Update Period: Set the time length between each update of multicast
streams.
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Multicast Data IP: Type the IP address used for multicasting. The default IP address
is 224.1.1.2.
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Multicast Data Port: Type the port used for multicasting. The default value is 8300.
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Multicast Video: Select the camera to send its video through multicasting.
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Multicast Audio: Select the audio to send its audio through multicasting.
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Enable Encryption: Enable this option and type the Encryption Key to secure
multicast streams. The hosts in the multicast group will need to enter the Key to
access the video and audio streams.
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Enable Audio callback: Enable this option to receive audio broadcasting from hosts
in the multicast group. Specify the IP address and port number to receive the audio
broadcast. The default IP address is 224.1.1.3 and port number is 8400.
To perform the multicast and listen to audio broadcasting, see 4.1.1 Multicast.
4.7.6 IP Filter
The Administrator can set IP filtering to restrict access to the GV-Video Server.
Figure 4-36
To enable the IP Filter function:
1. Enable IP Filtering: Enable the IP Filtering function.
2. Filtered IP: Type the IP address you want to restrict the access.
3. Action to take: Select the action of Allow or Deny to be taken for the IP address(es)
you have specified.
4. Click Apply.
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4.7.7 SNMP Setting
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) allows you to monitor the status of the
camera through SNMP network management software. Note this function is available for
GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.05 or later), GV-VS11, GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.05
or later) GV-VS14 and GV-VS2420 /2400.
Figure 4-37
1. Select Enable SNMPv1 SNMPv2c to enable the function.
2. To enable access to Read/Write Name, type a name string. This will serve as a
password to allow read and write access to the camera from the SNMP software.
3. To enable Read only Name, type a name string to allow read-only access to the
camera from the SNMP software.
4. For a more secured connection, select Enable SNMPv3 to enable SNMP version 3.
5. To enable access to SNMPv3 Read/write Name, type a name string.
6. Select an Authentication Type to use for SNMP requests.
7. Type the Authentication Password and Current password (Encrypted). You will
need to type these passwords in the SNMP software to be able to access the camera.
8. To enable access to SNMPv3 Read only name, follow steps 5 to 7.
9. Click Apply to save the settings.
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4.8 Management
The Management section includes the settings of data and time, USB mass storage device
and user account. Also you can view the firmware version and execute certain system
operations.
4.8.1 Date and Time Settings
The date and time settings are used for date and time stamps on the image.
Figure 4-38
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[Date & Time on Video server] Displays the current date and time on the GV-Video
Server.
[Time Zone] Sets the time zone for local settings. Select Enable Daylight Saving Time to
automatically adjust the GV-Video Server for daylight saving time. Type the Start Time and
End Time to enable the daylight saving function. To play back, see 5.2.4 Playback of
Daylight Saving Time Events. To automatically synchronize the Daylight Saving Time with
the GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR), see 7.1.1 Customizing GV-Video Server Settings.
[Synchronized with a Time Server] By default, the GV-Video Server uses the timeserver
of time.windows.com to automatically update its internal clock every 24 hours. You can
define the update time. The host name or IP setting can also be changed to the timeserver
of interest.
[Synchronized with your computer or manually] Manually changes the GV-Video
Server’s date and time. Or, synchronize the GV-Video Server’s date and time with those of
the local computer.
[Date and time overlay setting] Select the display format of date and time stamps on the
image. For this function to work, you must also enable the Overlaid with date stamps
and Overlaid with time stamps options in Figure 4-3.
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4.8.2 GPS Maps Settings
Note this function is only available for GV-VS04H, GV-VS12 and GV-VS14.
The GV-Video Server supports the Global Position System (GPS) for active vehicle
tracking and location verification. The vehicle location will be tracked by Google Maps.
Before using the Google Maps, you must sign up for a Google Maps API key. Then, enter
the registered Maps API Key, the longitude and latitude of the GV-Video Server, and
location name to enable this function.
If your GV-Video Server is installed on an active vehicle, it is not necessary to enter
Longitude and Latitude, since the vehicle location will be traced by GPS. However, if
your GV-Video Server has a fixed position without GPS function, then it is required to enter
its Longitude and Latitude so its correct location can be displayed on the Google Maps.
Figure 4-39
For details on the GPS application, see 6.3 GPS Tracking.
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4.8.3 Storage Settings
Based on Linux file system, the GV-Video Server supports external USB mass storage
devices for video and audio recording. Normally USB mass storage devices are ready for
Windows OS. Therefore, you need to format the devices by using the following Storage
Settings. After being formatted, the storage devices will be ready to use by Linux OS of the
GV-Video Server.
Note:
1.
The GV-Video Server does not support the USB2.0 to SATA / IDE cable for external
USB storage connection.
2.
GV-VS04H and GV-VS11 / 12 / 14 support up to 2 TB hard disk, and GV-VS2420 /
2400 supports up to 4 TB hard disk.
3.
It is not recommended to use the flash USB drive with the GV-Video Server because
of its slow read and write speed.
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Figure 4-40
[Storage Settings]
If the Enable recycling option is checked, when the space of the USB mass storage
device is lower than the specified space, the system will either write the data to another
device or overwrite the oldest recorded files.
If the Enable recycling option is not checked, the system will stop recording when the
specified space is reached.
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Keep days (1-255): Specify the number of days to keep the files from 1 day to 255
days. When both Keep days and Enable recycling are selected, the system applies
whichever condition comes first. For example, if the specified smallest amount of
storage space is reached earlier than the designated keep days, then recycle is
applied first.
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[Disk Information]
This section shows the details of the attached storage devices.
[Partition Information]
This section shows the partition details of the attached storage devices.
To add a USB mass storage device:
1. Attach the device to the GV-Video Server.
2. Click the Format button.
After the format is complete, the partition information will display.
To remove a USB mass storage device:
1. Click the Remove button.
2. When you are prompted to ensure the action, click Yes. The page will be refreshed
and the partition information will be cleaned.
3. Remove the device from the GV-Video Server.
Note:
1. If Enable Recycle is selected, the available space of the USB mass storage device
must be higher than the space you specified at the Stop recording or recycle disk
when free space of disk is smaller than x option. Otherwise no video will be
recoded.
2. The recording data may be lost if you remove the USB mass storage device during
recording.
3. The storage device will be divided into three partitions after being formatted. Each
partition has a maximum capacity of 200 GB.
4. If you do not remove the USB storage device properly, the data cannot be read in
another computer. In this case, re-plug the storage device back to the GV-Video
Server. The system will repair the data automatically. When the system is repairing
the data, the Remove field will display “Repairing”.
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4.8.4 User Account
You can change the login name and password of Administrator, Guest and FTP Server
User.
•
The default Administrator login name and password are admin.
•
The default Guest login name and password are guest.
•
To allow a Guest user log in without entering name and password, select Disable
authentication for guest account. To prevent automatic logout of an Administrator /
Guest account user after reboot, select Disable auto logout when reboot.
•
The default FTP Server login name and password are ftpuser.
Figure 4-41
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4.8.5 Log Information
The Startup time log section contains every start time of the GV-Video Server. The start
time is recorded on the local storage device, so the information is only available when a
storage device is connected to the GV-Video Server.
The Debug Messages section contains dump data that is used by service personnel for
analyzing problems.
Figure 4-42
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4.8.6 System Log
Note the function is only available on GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later), GVVS11, GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.02 or later) and GV-VS14.
The System Log records the events in the four types of logs: System Event, Monitoring
Event, I/O Event and Login/Logout Event. With the System Log, you can search and
obtain the detailed information of an event. To use the System Log, a storage device is
required to connect to the GV-Video Server.
1. For the first-time user of the System Log, first click Create to create a system log
database (access file) on the attached storage device.
Figure 4-43
Note: If you have created the System Log on the storage device, clicking Create
again will clean your System Log.
2. Select the log type System Event, Monitoring Event, I/O Event or Login/Logout
from the left menu of the Web interface.
3. Specify the filtering criteria. For example, we want to know the login and logout
information during a specific period of time.
4. Click Query. The filtering results may look like the figure below.
Figure 4-44
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4.8.7 Tools
This section allows you to execute certain system operations and view the firmware
version.
Figure 4-45
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[Host Settings] Enter a descriptive name for the GV-Video Server.
[Auto Reboot Setup] Select Enable to activate automatic reboot and specify the time for
reboot in the sub fields.
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Day Interval: Type the day interval between each reboot.
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Reboot Time: Use the drop-down lists to specify the time for automatic reboot.
Note this function is available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later), GV-VS11,
GV-VS12 (Firmware V1.04 or later), GV-VS14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
[Repair Record Database] Click Apply to repair the database when errors occur while
playing back the recordings with the Remote ViewLog player. Problems can occur when
there are errors in firmware or damages to the storage device.
Note this function is available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later), GV-VS11,
GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.04 or later), GV-VS14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
[Repair Database Status] This field displays the repairing status of database.
[Firmware Update] This field displays the firmware version of the GV-Video Server.
[System Settings] Clicking the Load Default button will make the GV-Video Server
restore factory default settings. The Ready LED on the front panel will turn off. Wait until
the Ready LED turns on and re-log in the server. After applying the default settings, you
will need to configure the GV-Video Server’s network setting again.
[Internal Temperature] This field displays the current chipset temperature inside the GVVideo Server. Note this function is only available for GV-VS14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
[Reboot]
Clicking the Reboot button will make the GV-Video Server perform the software reset. The
Ready LED on the front panel will turn off. Wait until the Ready LED turns on and re-log in
the server.
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4.8.8 Language
You can select the language for the Web interface.
Figure 4-46
Use the Language drop-down list to select a language for the Web interface. By default,
the language on the Web interface will be the same with the one used for the operating
system.
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Chapter 5 Recording and Playback
The GV-Video Server can record down video/audio directly to the attached USB mass
storage device. And you can play back the recorded files on the GV-System (GV-DVR/
NVR) and GV-VMS or over the TCP/IP network.
5.1 Recording
To enable the recording function:
1. Attach the USB mass storage device to the GV-Video Server. See 4.8.3 Storage
Settings.
2. If you like to set up the pre-recording, post-recording or audio recording, see 4.1.2
Video Settings.
3. If you like to set up the schedule for video recording or I/O monitoring, see 4.5
Recording Schedule.
4. If you like to configure the areas and sensitivity values for motion detection, see 4.1.3
Motion Detection.
5. If you want the recording to be triggered by input device, configure the operation of I/O
devices. See 4.2.2 Input/Output Settings.
6. To start recording and I/O monitoring, see 4.4 Monitoring.
The GV-Video Server will start recording in case of motion detection, I/O trigger, or during
the scheduled time.
5.2 Playback
Two methods are available to play back the video files recorded at the GV-Video Server:
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Playback using the USB mass storage device by attaching it directly to the GVSystem (GV-DVR/NVR) and GV-VMS
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Playback using the Remote ViewLog function over the TCP/IP network
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5.2.1 Playback Using USB Mass Storage Device
You can play back the files recorded at the GV-Video Server by attaching the USB mass
storage device to the GV-System (GV-DVR/NVR) and GV-VMS. However, the GV-System
(GV-DVR/NVR) and GV-VMS are run on Windows system while the files recorded at GVVideo Server are of Linux file system. To enable Windows to recognize Linux files, you need
to install the ExtFS program from the Software CD/DVD.
1. Insert the Software CD/DVD, select ExtFS for Windows and follow the onscreen
instructions for installation.
2. The ExtFS for Windows automatically mounts the USB mass storage device onto
your Windows system.
Figure 5-1
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3. Access the recording files from the specified disk drive of your computer.
4. Run ViewLog.
5. Click the Advanced button
, select Reload Database and click Video
Server/Compact DVR. This dialog box appears.
Figure 5-2
6. Click Add to assign the disk drive.
7. Click OK to load the data to the ViewLog for playback.
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5.2.2 Playback over Network
With the Remote ViewLog function, you can play back the files recorded at the GV-Video
Server over TCP/IP network.
Installing Remote ViewLog
For first-time users, install Remote ViewLog from the software DVD or GeoVision Website.
Once installed, you can access this option from GV-Video Server’s Web interface.
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Downloading from Software DVD
1. Insert Software DVD to the computer. It runs automatically and a window appears.
2. Select Remote ViewLog and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Downloading from GeoVision Website
1. Go to the Software Download and Upgrading page of GeoVision Website:
http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/5_8_VMS.asp.
2. Select GV-DVR / NVR or GV-VMS from the drop-down list, and click the Download
icon
of GV-Remote ViewLog.
Playing Back from Remote ViewLog
1.
You must enable ViewLog Server on the GV-Video Server’s Web interface to allow
remote access. See 4.3.8 ViewLog Server.
2.
Run the Remote ViewLog program and select Remote ViewLog Service. A dialog box
appears.
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3.
Type the GV-Video Server’s IP address, login ID and password. Keep the default port
5552 or modify it if necessary.
Figure 5-3
4.
In the Host Type field, select Video Server.
5.
Click Connect to access the files of the GV-Video Server for playback.
For DST events, a separate DST subfolder will be displayed as illustrated below.
Figure 5-3-1
Note: The AVI file recorded during the DST period is named with the prefix “GvDST”, e.g.
GvDST20081022xxxxxxxxx.avi, to differentiate from the regular AVI file named with the
prefix “Event”, e.g. Event20081022xxxxxxxxx.avi.
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5.2.3 Playback of GPS Tracks
On GV-System (GV-DVR/NVR), you can retrieve the GPS tracks from GV-Video Server for
playback. You can also attach the USB mass storage device with the GPS data to GVSystem (GV-DVR/NVR) for playback.
The following instructions describe how to retrieve the GPS tracks from GV-Video Server
over Internet. If you like to use the USB mass storage device for playback, first follow the
instructions in 5.2.1 Playback Using USB Mass Storage Device to load the data to ViewLog,
and then follow Steps 4-7 below to play back GPS tracks.
1.
The GV-Video Server must allow the remote access with ViewLog Server activated.
See 4.3.8 ViewLog Server.
2.
To remotely connect to GV-Video Server from GV-System (GV-DVR/NVR) click the
Tools button and select Remote ViewLog Service. The Connect to Remote ViewLog
Service dialog box appears.
3.
Enter the connection information of the GV-Video Server, and click Connect. Once the
connection is established, the video events will be displayed on the Video Events list.
4.
To select a map API (Application Program Interface), click the Tools button and click
Select Map API. This dialog box appears.
Figure 5-4
5.
In Please Select a Map API, select a Map API. For Google Maps, you need to sign up
for an API key from Google website (http://code.google.com/apis/maps/signup.html),
and enter the API key in the Please enter the map authorization key or license key
field.
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6.
To play back GPS tracks, click the Tools button and select Display GIS Window. The
first-time user will be prompted for a License Agreement. Read through the license
terms before you click I understand and agree to continue.
7.
Select the events with GPS tracks from the Video Event list, select the desired video
mode, and click the Play button to start.
Figure 5-5
Note:
1. The GV-VS11 and GV-VS2420 / 2400 do not support GPS function.
2. The compatible version for the playback function when connecting GV-Video Server to
GV-System (GV-DVR/NVR), see CH7 DVR Configurations for details.
3. If you like to use the maps created yourself, overwrite the files at
:\GV folder\GIShtm-User, and select User Defined from the “Please Select a Map API”
drop-down list (Figure 5-4).
4. If you are the paid-client of Google Maps, select Client from the “Please enter the map
authorization key or license key” drop-down list; otherwise select Key.
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Advanced Applications
Chapter 6 Advanced Applications
This chapter introduces more advanced applications.
6.1 Upgrading System Firmware
GeoVision will periodically release the updated firmware on the website. The new firmware
can be simply loaded into the GV-Video Server by using the Web interface or the GV-IP
Device Utility included on the Software CD/DVD.
Important Notes before You Start
Before you start updating the firmware, please read these important notes:
1. While the firmware is being updated, make sure the following:
A.
The power supply must not be interrupted.
B.
The Ethernet cable must not be unplugged if the cable is the source of power
supply (Power over Ethernet or PoE supported).
2. Do not turn the power off in 10 minutes after the firmware is updated.
WARNING: The interruption of power supply during updating causes not only update
failures but also damages to your GV-Video Server. In this case, please contact your
sales representative and send your device back to GeoVision for repair.
IMPORTANT: After upgrading the firmware of GV-Video Server to the latest version, it
is required to format the storage device for better recording efficiency and stability. To
format the storage device, be sure to back up the data first and see 4.8.3 Storage
Settings for how to format the storage device.
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6.1.1 Using the Web Interface
1. In the Live View window, click the Show System Menu button (No. 11, Figure 3-3),
select Remote Config. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-1
2. Click the Browse button to locate the firmware file (.img) saved at your local computer.
3. Click the Upgrade button to start upgrading.
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6.1.2 Using the IP Device Utility
The IP Device Utility provides a direct way to upgrade the firmware to multiple GV-Video
Servers.
1. Insert the Software CD/DVD, select IP Device Utility, and follow the onscreen
instructions to install the program.
2. Double-click the GV IP Device Utility icon created on your desktop. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 6-2
3. Click the Search button
to locate the available GV-Video Servers on the same
LAN. Or click the New button
and assign the IP address to locate a GV-Video
Server over the Internet. Or highlight one GV-Video Server in the list and click the
Delete button to remove it.
4. Double-click one GV-Video Server in the list. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-3
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5. Click the Firmware Upgrade tab. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-4
6. Click the Browse button to locate the firmware file (.img) saved at your local computer.
7. If you like to upgrade all the GV-Video Servers in the list, check Upgrade all devices.
8. Type the Password, and click Upgrade to process the upgrade.
6.2 Backing Up and Restoring Settings
With the IP Device Utility included on the Software CD/DVD, you can back up the
configurations in the GV-Video Server, and restore the backup data to the current unit or
import it to another unit.
6.2.1 Backing Up the Settings
1. Run IP Device Utility and locate the desired GV-Video Server. See Steps 1-3 in 6.1.2
Using the IP Device Utility.
2. Double-click the GV-Video Server in the list. Figure 6-3 appears.
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3. Click the Export Settings button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-5
4. Click the Browse button to assign a file path.
5. Type Password, and click Export Settings to save the backup file.
6.2.2 Restoring the Settings
1. In Figure 6-3, click the Import Settings tab. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-6
2. Click the Browse button to locate the backup file (.dat).
3. Click Update Settings to start restoring.
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6.3 GPS Tracking
Note this function is only available for GV-VS04H, GV-VS12 and GV-VS14.
The GV-Video Server supports the Global Position System (GPS) for active vehicle
tracking and location verification. The vehicle location will be tracked by Google Maps.
To track the location of your GV-Video Server:
1. Connect the GV-GPS module or any GPS module to the terminal block on the rear
panel of the unit. See Chapter 9 Auxiliary Device Connectors.
2. Enable the GPS function. See 4.2.3 GPS/Wiegand.
3. Sign up for a Google Maps API key and enable the GPS Maps settings. See 4.8.2
GPS Maps Settings.
4. Open the control panel of the Live View window.
Figure 6-7
•
Click Start to activate GPS tracking. The longitude, latitude and host time of the
GV-Video Server will be displayed.
•
To save the location information to your local computer, select Save message
and click […] to assign the storage path.
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5. To track the GV-Video Server on Google Maps, click Open. A warning message
appears.
Figure 6-8
6. Right-click the warning message and select Allow Blocked Content. The map will be
icon indicates the location of your GV-Video Server. At the upper
displayed. The
right corner you have options for viewing different map formats, such as Satellite and
Hybrid.
Figure 6-9
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6.4 Restoring to Factory Default Settings
Among different models of GV-Video Server, the operation of restoring the GV-Video
Server to original default values can vary and the way the LEDs flash can also be different.
To restore to default settings, use the Reset and Load Default buttons on the front panel.
For the location of the two buttons see 1.7 Physical Description.
GV-VS04H and GV-VS14
1. Press and then release the Reset button immediately.
2. Press and hold the Load Default button until all 3 LEDs (Power, Ready and Disk
Full/Fault) are on. This may take up to 30 seconds.
3. Release the Load Default button. The process of loading default values is complete,
and the GV-Video Server starts rebooting itself with all 3 LEDs turning off.
4. Wait until the Power and Ready LEDs turn on again. After this all the settings are
returned to default values.
GV-VS11 and GV-VS12
1. Unplug and plug the power cable to start.
2. Press and hold the Default button until the Ready LED blinks. This may take up to 30
seconds. The Ready LED will blink twice.
3. Release the Default button. The process of loading default values is complete, and the
GV-Video Server starts rebooting itself with the 2 LEDs turning off.
4. Wait until the Power and Ready LEDs turn on again. After this all the settings are
returned to default values.
GV-VS2420 /2400
1.
Press and then release the Reset button immediately.
2.
Press and hold the Default button until the Ready LED blinks. This may take up to 30
seconds. The Ready LED will blink twice.
3.
Release the Default button. The process of loading default values is complete, and
the GV-Video Server starts rebooting itself with the Ready LED turning off.
4.
Wait until the Ready LED turns on again. After this all the settings are returned to
default values
Note: Before the Ready LED is on again, do not unplug the power cable; otherwise the
loading of default values will fail.
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6.5 Verifying Watermark
Note this function is only available for GV-VS04H (Firmware Version V1.03 or later), GVVS11, GV-VS12 (Firmware Version V1.02 or later), GV-VS14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
The watermark is an encrypted and digital signature embedded in the video stream during
the compression stage, protecting the video from the moment of creation. Watermarking
ensures that an image is not edited or damaged after it is recorded. To enable the
watermark function, see [Watermark], 4.1.2 Video Settings.
The Watermark Proof is a watermark-checking program. It can verify the authenticity of
the recording before you present it in court.
6.5.1 Accessing AVI Files
To verify watermark, first you have to access the recorded AVI files by one of these
methods:
1. Use the File Save function on the Live View window (Figure 3-3) to start recording on
the local computer.
2. Use the Act as FTP Server function to download AVI files from the GV-Video Server.
See 4.3.2 FTP.
3. Use the files recorded on the USB storage device. Since the files saved on the USB
storage device are of Linux file system, remember to run ExtFS program to convert the
Linux-based files to Windows-based files. For the instructions, see 5.2.1 Playback
Using USB Mass Storage Device.
6.5.2 Running Watermark Proof
1. Install Watermark Proof from the Software CD/DVD. After installment, a WMProof
icon is created on your desktop.
2. Double-click the created icon. The Water Mark Proof window appears.
3. Click File from the menu bar, select Open and locate the recorded file (.avi). The
selected file is then listed on the window. Alternatively, you can drag the file directly
from the storage folder to the window.
4. If the recording is unmodified, a check will appear on the Pass column; otherwise a
check will appear on the Failed column. To play back the recording, double-click the
listed file on the window.
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1
2
5
4
7
6
8
9
Figure 6-10
The controls in the window:
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No. Name
Description
1
Open File
Opens the recorded file.
2
First Frame
Goes to the first frame of the file.
3
Play
Plays the file.
4
Previous Frame
Goes to the previous frame of the file.
5
Next Frame
Goes to the next frame of the file.
6
Previous Watermarked
Frame
Goes to the previous frame that contains watermark.
7
Next Watermarked Frame
Goes to the next frame that contains watermark.
8
Original vs. Extracted
The Extracted icon should be identical with the
Original icon. If not, it indicates the recording has
been tampered.
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File List
Displays the proof results.
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Chapter 7 DVR Configurations
The GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR) / GV-VMS can integrate digital videos from GV-Video
Server and provides the complete video management, such as video viewing, recording,
playback, alert settings and almost every feature of the system. Following is the integration
specifications:
X4
TCP/ IP
X4
GV-Video Server
GV-System
(GV-DVR / NVR) with
32-channel Display
X4
X4
GV-Video Server
Figure 7-1 GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR)
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The compatible version of GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR) / GV-VMS for each model:
Model
Compatible version of GV-System
(GV-DVR / NVR)
GV-VS04H
8.4.3 or later
GV-VS11
8.5.3 or later
GV-VS12
8.3.2 or later
GV-VS14
8.5.5 or later
GV-VS2420 / 2400
8.6.2 with patch files or later
GV-VMS version
14.10
15.10 or later
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The maximum number of streams that a GV-Video Server allows is 8 (GV-VS04H) / 16
(GV-VS14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400 ) / 4 (GV-VS11 / 12 ). For GV-VS04H and GV-VS12,
when a channel is connected to GV-System / GV-VMS, IE browser, or any other
application, it takes up 1 stream. For GV-VS11 / 14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400 with dualstream function, when a channel is connected to IE browser or any other application, it
takes up 1 stream; when a channel is connected to GV-System / GV-VMS, it takes up
2 streams.
Note: When you connect over the maximum number of streams specified above, a
warning message “Too many users” will pop up, and no image can be accessed
after the threshold.
•
The codec and recording resolution of digital videos are set up on the GV-Video Server
instead of on the GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR) / GV-VMS.
•
The hardware compression and the “Pre-Recording Using RAM” feature cannot work
on the videos from GV-Video Server. For details about the “Pre-Recording Using RAM”
feature, see “System Configuration”, Chapter 1, GV-DVR User’s Manual on the
Surveillance System Software CD/DVD.
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7.1 Setting Up GV-Video Server on GV-System (GV-DVR /
NVR)
To set up the cameras from the GV-Video Server on the GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR),
follow these steps:
1.
On the main screen, click the Configure button, select System Configure, select
Camera Install and click IP Camera Install. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-2
•
To add an IP camera from a list of the IP cameras on the LAN, click Scan
Camera.
•
2.
To manually set up an IP camera, follow steps 2 to 7.
Click Add Camera. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-3
3.
Type the IP address, username and password of the GV-Video Server. Modify the
default HTTP port if necessary. Select GeoVision from the Brand drop-down list and
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select the GV-Video Server model from the Device drop-down list. The following
dialog box appears.
For GV-VS04H / GV-VS12:
Figure 7-4
A.
Click Query to detect the GV-Video Server. When it is detected, its available
camera options will be displayed in the Camera List section.
B.
Select the camera for live view from the Preview drop-down list, and the camera
for recording from the Record drop-down list.
C.
Click Apply, and then Close to exit the dialog box.
For GV-VS11 / 14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400:
Figure 7-5
A.
The GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR) will automatically query for the GV-Video
Server, and the status will be indicated as “Standby”.
•
Take GV-VS11 for example, if it is in a single stream, you can see one
resolution and codec for Preview and Record in Code Type field.
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Take GV-VS14 for example, if you want to enable dual streams, click the Dual
Stream button to set up the H.264 codec and 704 x 480 resolution for recording
and the MPEG4/MJEPG codec and 352 x 240 for live viewing.
B.
Click Apply. The camera from the GV-Video Server is added to the list.
Note: If the GV-Video Server is not being detected, modify the HTTP port (Figure 7-3) and
streaming port (Figure 7-4 or Figure 7-5) to match those of the IP camera, and click the
Query button to detect the IP camera again.
4.
Click the listed IP camera, and select Display position to map the IP camera to a
channel on the GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR).
Figure 7-6
5.
The Status column now should display “Connected”. Click OK.
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7.1.1 Customizing GV-Video Server Settings
After the GV-Video Server is connected and assigned with a display position, you can
configure the GV-Video Server’s settings such as frame rate or resolution. Right-click the
desired GV-Video Server to see the following list of options:
Figure 7-7
„
Change Resolution: Note this function is only available for GV-VS11. Changes
the live view and record resolutions based on the display ratio of NTSC (3:2).
„
Network Time Out: When network disconnection exceeds the specified time
period, the video server status will be displayed as Connection Lost.
„
On Demand Display: Note this function is only available for GV-VS11. Enables
automatic adjustment of live view resolution. For details, see “On Demand Display”,
Chapter 1, GV-DVR User’s Manual on the Surveillance System Software CD/DVD.
„
Change Live View Codec: Note this function is only available for GV-VS11.
Changes the live view codec.
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Change Record Codec: Note this function is only available for GV-VS11.
Changes the recording codec.
„
Live-view frame rate control (Sub stream): Note this function is only available for
GV-VS11 / 14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400. Sets the live view frame rate of the sub
stream to help reduce the CPU usage. If you have set the live view codec to be
JPEG, select the number of frames to allow in a second. If the live view codec
selected is MPEG4 or H.264, select one of the following options:
☉
Maximum Live-view Frame Rate: View the video at the maximum frame rate
possible.
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Live-view Key Frame only: You can choose to view the key frames of the
videos only instead of all frames on the live view. This option is related to the
GOP setting of the IP camera. For example, if the GOP value is set to 30,
there is only one key frame among 30 frames.
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Live-view frame rate control (Main stream): Sets the live view frame rate of the
main stream with higher resolution when On Demand function is enabled. Refer to
Live-view frame rate control above to see the options available.
„
Frames to keep in live view buffer: Specifies the number of frames to keep in the
live view buffer.
„
Recording Codec Format: Specifies whether to record in standard or GeoVision
type of MJPEG, MPEG4 or H.264 codec.
„
GIS Setting: Note this function is only available for GV-VS04H, GV-VS12 and GVVS14. Records the video with the GPS data. To record the GPS data, remember to
also enable the GIS function of the GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR) (Configure button
< Accessories < Enable Local GIS).
„
Automatically Adjust DST: If enabled, the time on the GV-IP device Web
interface will be synchronized with the time of the GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR)
when DST period starts or ends on the GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR).
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7.2 Setting Up GV-Video Server on GV-VMS
To set up the cameras from the GV-Video Server on the GV-VMS, follow these steps:
Note: The following instructions are based on GV-VMS V14.10 software and user
interfaces.
1.
To access the IP Device Setup page, click Home
Configure
, select Toolbar
, click
and select Camera Install.
Figure 7-8
2.
Click Add Camera
. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-9
3.
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Type the IP address, username and password of the GV-Video Server. Modify the
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default HTTP port 80 if necessary. Select GeoVision and model name from the Brand
drop-down list and select the GV-Video Server model from the Device drop-down lists.
The following dialog appears.
For GV-VS04H / GV-VS12:
Figure 7-10
A.
Click Query to detect the GV-Video Server. When it is detected, its available
camera options will be displayed in the Camera List section.
B.
Select the camera for live view from the Preview drop-down list, and the
camera for recording from the Record drop-down list.
C.
Click Apply, and then Close to exit the dialog box.
For GV-VS11 / 14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400:
Figure 7-11
A. The GV-VMS will automatically query for the GV-Video Server, and the status will
be indicated as “Standby”.
•
Take GV-VS11 for example, if it is in a single stream, you can see one
resolution and codec for Preview and Record in Code Type field.
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•
Take GV-VS14 for example, if you want to enable dual streams, click the Dual
Stream button to set up the H.264 codec and 704 x 480 resolution for recording
and the MPEG4/MJEPG codec and 352 x 240 for live viewing.
B. Configure the other options in the dialog box.
•
Query: Detect and apply the current codec and resolution setting on the
camera. This function may not be available for some third-party cameras.
•
Camera list: Select a camera number.
•
Port: Modify the video streaming port number if necessary.
•
Stream Type: You may have the option of Single Stream or Dual Streams
depending on camera models.
•
Codec Type: You may have different codec options depending on camera
models. If the selected camera supports dual streaming, the live view codec
and recording codec can be set differently.
•
Resolution: You may select the different resolutions for live view and recording.
C. Click Apply to add the camera from the GV-Video Server is added to the IP
Device list.
Note: If the GV-Video Server is not being detected, modify the HTTP port (Figure 7-9) and
streaming port (Figure 7-10 or Figure 7-11) to match those of the IP camera, and click the
Query button to detect the IP camera again.
4.
To connect the added camera, click the box besides the ID column. Upon successful
connection, the Status icon shows green, with the video resolution and bit rate being
displayed in the correspondent columns.
Figure 7-12
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7.3 Receiving Cardholder Data from Video Server
This function is only available for GV-VS04H and GV-VS14. Over the network, GV-System
(GV-DVR / NVR) can receive cardholder data from the Wiegand-interface card reader. This
transmission is made possible through GV-Video Server.
TCP / IP
Wiegand In
Video Data
Card Reader
Text Data
GV-Video Server
GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR)
Figure 7-13
Note: The function is not supported by GV-VMS.
To receive cardholder data from Video Server, follow these steps:
1.
Add the GV-Video Server to the GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR). See 7.1 Setting Up
GV-Video Server.
2.
Click the Configure button, point to Accessories and select GV Wiegand Capture
Device Setting. The GV-Wiegand Capture Setup dialog box appears.
3.
Click the New button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-14
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4.
Select GV-Video Server from the Type drop-down list, enter a descriptive name for
the Video Server, select the IP address of the video server from the Address dropdown list, and then select the camera to be mapped with.
5.
Click Add to add the Wiegand card reader to the system.
6.
Note the cardholder data will not be overlaid on the mapped camera. To view
cardholder data, click the ViewLog button, select System Log to display the Live Log
Browser, and then click the Device tab.
Figure 7-15
For the related settings on the GV-Video Server, see Wiegand Function in 4.2.3
GPS/Wiegand.
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7.4 Remote Monitoring with Multi View
You can use the Multi View to monitor and manage the cameras and I/O devices
connected to the GV-Video Server. This function is not available for GV-VS2420 / 2400.
Note: Multi View is not supported by GV-VMS.
Connecting to GV-Video Server
The Multi View program is available in the GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR) applications, and
also included on the Software CD/DVD as an independent program. The following is an
example of running the Multi View through WebCam Server on the GV-System (GV-DVR /
NVR).
1. To enable the remote access to the GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR), click the Network
button, select WebCam Server to display the Server Setup dialog box, and click OK to
start the WebCam server.
2. At the local computer, open the Web browser and type the address of the GV-System
(GV-DVR / NVR). The Single View page appears.
3. Select Multi View and the desired viewing resolution. The valid user name and
password are required for login. For the first-time user, you will be directed to the
Download page. Install the Multi View program before you can run it.
4. On the Multi View window, click the Edit Host button. The Edit Host window appears.
5. To create a host, click the New button. You need to create a group before creating a
host.
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6. Select GV-Video Server from the Device drop-down list. Type the host name, IP
address, user name and password of the GV-Video Server. Modify the default VSS
port 10000 if necessary.
Figure 7-16
7. Click Save to establish connection.
For details on the Multi View functions, see “Multi View Viewer”, Chapter 8, GV-DVR
User’s Manual on the Surveillance System Software CD/DVD.
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7.5 Remote Monitoring with E-Map
You can use the Remote E-Map to monitor and manage the cameras and I/O devices
connected to the GV-Video Server.
Creating an E-Map for the GV-Video Sever
With the E-Map Editor, you can create an E-Map for the cameras and I/O devices
connected to the GV-Video Server. The E-Map Editor is available in the two applications:
Main System and E-Map Server. The following is an example of running the E-Map Editor
included in the Main System.
1. Go to Windows Start menu, point to Programs, select GV folder and click E-Map
Editor.
2. To create an E-Map, click the Add Map button on the toolbar. A New Map file appears.
3. Double-click the New Map file, and click the Load Map button on the toolbar to import
a graphic file.
4. To create a host, click the Add Host button on the toolbar and select Add Video
Server.
5. Right-click the created New Host in the Host View, and select Host Settings. This
dialog box appears.
Figure 7-17
6. Give the GV-Video Server a location name, and type its IP address (or domain name).
Keep the default VSS port 10000, or modify it to match that of GV-Video Server.
7. Click OK to save the settings.
8. Expand the created host folder. Drag and drop the icons of cameras and I/O devices
onto the imported E-Map.
9. Close the E-Map Editor. Click Yes when you are promoted to save the file.
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For details on creating an E-Map file on the E-Map Server, see “E-Map Application”, GVDVR User’s Manual or GV-VMS User’s Manual on the Surveillance System Software
CD/DVD.
Connecting to GV-Video Server
Depending on where you save the created E-Map file (GV-DVR / NVR / VMS, E-Map
Server or Control Center), the steps to open the Remote E-Map window for monitoring
may vary slightly. The following is the connection example when you store the E-Map file
in the GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR).
1. To enable the remote access to the GV-System (GV-DVR / NVR) / GV-VMS, click the
Network button, select WebCam Server to display the Server Setup dialog box, and
click OK to start the WebCam server.
2. At the local computer, open the web browser and type the address of the GV-System
(GV-DVR / NVR) / GV-VMS. The Single View page appears.
3. Select Emap. The valid user name and password are required for login. For the firsttime user, you will be directed to the Download page. Install the E-Map program before
you can run it.
4. On the Remote E-Map window, click the Login button and select the GV-Video Server
host to access its videos and I/O devices. The valid user name and password are
required to log in the GV-Video Server.
For details on the Remote E-Map functions, see “E-Map Applications”, GV-DVR User’s
Manual or GV-VMS User’s Manual on the Surveillance System Software CD/DVD.
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8
CMS Configurations
Chapter 8 CMS Configurations
This section introduces the related settings to enable connecting to the GV-Video Server in
the central monitoring stations Center V2, Vital Sign Monitor and Dispatch Server.
8.1 Center V2
The Center V2 can monitor and manage the cameras and I/O devices connected to the
GV-Video Server.
TCP/ IP
X4
X4
GV-Video Server
Video Data
Text Data
Center V2
X4
X4
GV-Video Server
Figure 8-1
¾
To set the appropriate port connecting to the GV-Video Server, click the Preference
Settings button, select System Configure, click the Network tab, and check Accept
connections from GV-Compact DVR, Video Server & IP Cam. Keep the default
port 5551 for the Port 2 option, or modify it to match the Center V2 port on the GVVideo Server.
Figure 8-2
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To define how to display the received video on motion detection and input trigger from the
GV-Video Server, click the Preference Setting button and select System Configure. This
dialog box appears.
Figure 8-3
„
Manual close channel: Closes the triggered camera view manually.
„
Close the camera view when motion stopped: Closes the triggered camera
view automatically when motion stops.
„
Post Motion: Specify the duration of the camera view remaining on the
monitoring window after motion stops.
„
Camera send by I/O trigger will monitor: Specify the duration of the camera
view remaining on the monitoring window when an I/O device is triggered.
To keep the camera view remaining on the monitoring window even after the
alarm is finished, click the right-arrow button, and uncheck Latch Trigger.
Then the camera view will remain on the monitoring window for the specified
time. For example, if the alarm is triggered for 5 minutes and you set 10
minutes, the camera view will be displayed for 15 minutes.
„
Monitor the camera sent by GV-Wiegand Capture: Specify the duration of
the camera view remaining on the monitoring window when the card reader,
connected to GV-Video Server, is triggered. For the related Wiegand settings
on the GV-Video Server, see 4.2.3 GPS / Wiegand.
For further information on how to mange the received video from the GV-Video Server,
see GV-CMS Series User’s manual.
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CMS Configurations
8.2 Vital Sign Monitor
The Vital Sign Monitor is designed to monitor and manage the cameras and I/O devices
connected to the GV-Video Server under low bandwidth network.
TCP/ IP
X4
X4
GV-Video Server
Text Data
Vital Sign
Monitor
X4
X4
GV-Video Server
Figure 8-4
¾
To set the appropriate port connecting to the GV-Video Server, click Configure on the
window menu, and select System Configure to display this dialog box. In the
Connective Port field, keep the default value 5609 for the Port 2 option, or modify it to
match the Vital Sign Monitor port on the GV-Video Server.
Figure 8-5
For further information on how to mange the video received from the GV-Video Server,
see GV-CMS Series User’s manual.
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8.3 Dispatch Server
The Dispatch Server minimizes overloading of Center V2 Servers by re-distributing GVVideo Server subscribers to the least busy Center V2 server.
TCP/ IP
X4
X4
GV-Video Server
Center V2
Video Data
Text Data
Dispatch Server
X4
X4
GV-Video Server
Center V2
Figure 8-6
¾
To set the appropriate port connecting to the GV-Video Server, click the Server
Setting button on the toolbar, and enable Allow GV IP devices to login as
subscriber from port. Keep the default port 5551, or modify it to match the Center
V2 port on the GV-Video Server.
Figure 8-7
For further information on how to mange the received video from the GV-Video Server, see
GV-CMS Series User’s manual.
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9 Auxiliary Device Connectors
Chapter 9 Auxiliary Device Connectors
9.1 GV-VS04H, GV-VS14, and GV-VS2420 / 2400
GV-VS04H and GV-VS14
The 16-pin terminal block, located on the rear panel, provides interfaces for four digital
inputs, four relay outputs, an RS-485 interface, a Wiegand interface, a GPS interface and
auxiliary power. The terminal block can be used to develop applications for motion
detection, event alerts via E-mail and FTP, center monitoring by Center V2 and Vital Sign
Monitor, PTZ control, Wiegand-interface card reader and a variety of other functions.
GV-VS2420 / 2400
The 16-pin terminal block, located on the rear panel, provides interfaces for four digital
inputs, four relay outputs, an RS-485 interface and auxiliary power. The terminal block can
be used to develop applications for motion detection, event alerts via E-mail and FTP,
center monitoring by Center V2 and Vital Sign Monitor, PTZ control and a variety of other
functions.
Figure 9-1
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9.1.1 Pin Assignment
The table below lists the pin assignment for the terminal block.
GV-VS04H and GV-VS14
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
1
Relay Output 1
9
DC 5V Out for GV-Relay Module, or GPS Module
2
Digital Input 1
10
Ground, or GPS Ground
3
Relay Output 2
11
RS 485+
4
Digital Input 2
12
Wiegand D0, or GPS RX
5
Relay Output 3
13
RS 485-
6
Digital Input 3
14
Wiegand D1, or GPS TX
7
Relay Output 4
15
Ground
8
Digital Input 4
16
DC 12V Out for Wiegand Card Reader
Note: To connect the GPS module, use the Pin 9 for power supply, Pin 10 for ground, Pin
12 for GPS RX and Pin 14 for GPS TX.
GV-VS2420 / 2400
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
1
Relay Output 1
9
DC 5V Out for GV-Relay Module
2
Digital Input 1
10
Ground
3
Relay Output 2
11
RS 485+
4
Digital Input 2
12
N/A
5
Relay Output 3
13
RS 485-
6
Digital Input 3
14
N/A
7
Relay Output 4
15
Ground
8
Digital Input 4
16
DC 12V Out
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9.1.2 Relay Output
The relay outputs on the terminal block only drives a maximum load of 5 volts. Working in
conjunction with the GV-Relay V2 module, it is capable of driving heavier loads. Refer to
the figure and table below to connect the GV-Relay V2 module to the GV-Video Server.
Note: The GV-Relay module is an optional product.
Output Devices 1-4
Figure 9-2
GV-Relay V2
I/O Terminal Block
DO 1
Pin 1
DO 2
Pin 3
DO 3
Pin 5
DO 4
Pin 7
+ 5V
Pin 9
Note that you don’t need to use the DC 5V connector on the GV-Relay V2 module for
power supply, since the power is supplied from the GV-Video Server.
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9.2 GV-VS11
The terminal block on the rear panel of GV-VS11 provides one digital input and output, an
RS-485 interface and auxiliary power.
RS-485
-
+ 5V
DI DO G
Figure 9-3
Pin
Function
RS-485-
RS-485-
RS-485+
RS-485+
5V
DC 5V Out
DI
Digital Input
DO
Digital Output
G
Ground
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9 Auxiliary Device Connectors
9.3 GV-VS12
Owing to the model size, GV-VS12 provides the I/O Cable with RJ-45 Connector for the
extensible connection to other I/O devices and PTZ cameras. A RJ-45 connector and a
bundle of shielded wires are on the each end of the cable.
Strip the desired wires first, and connect the auxiliary devices with the right wires
according to the following pin assignment in the section 9.2.1. Then insert the RJ-45
Connector to the I/O/PTZ Port on GV-VS12 (No. 4, Figure 1-9).
Figure 9-4
9.3.1 Pin Assignment
The table below lists the pin assignment for the shielded wires of the I/O Cable with RJ-45
Connector.
Pin Wire
Function
1
Brown
Digital Out 1
2
White with Brown Stripe
Digital Out 2
3
White with Green Stripe
Ground
4
White with Blue Stripe
Digital In 1
5
Blue
Digital In 2
6
Green
Ground
7
Orange
RS-485 -
8
White with Orange Stripe
RS-485 +
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9.3.2 RS-232 Terminal Block
The RS-232 terminal block on GV-VS12 is mainly used for the connection to a GPS
module.
TX
RX G
RS232
5V
Figure 9-5
Pin
Function
TX
GPS RX (Receive)
RX
GPS TX (Transmit)
G
Ground
5V
DC 5V Out
Note: To ensure the connection to the GV-VS12, the GPS RX must be connected to
the TX pin, and the GPS TX must be connected to the RX pin.
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Mobile Phone Connection
Chapter 10 Mobile Phone Connection
With the mobile phone capable of GPRS, 3G and Wi-Fi, you can receive live videos from
your GV-Video Server using GV-Eye V2.0 or later. To download the latest GV-Eye or see the
full installation guide, visit http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/5_8_App.asp.
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Appendix
A. Settings for Internet Explore 8 or later
If you use Internet Explorer 8 or later, it is required to complete the following setting.
1. Set the Security to Medium-high (default).
2. Enable Allow previously unused ActiveX controls to run without prompt.
3. Disable Only allow approved domains to use ActiveX without prompt.
B. Supported Wireless LAN USB Adaptor
GV-VS04H, GV-VS12 / 14, GV-VS2420 / 2400
Vendor
Model
D-Link
DWA-140 (H/W version B1), DWL-G122 (version C1)
Edimax
EW-7318Ug, EW-7318Un, EW-7718Un, EW-7711UAn
Linksys
WUSB54GC, WUSB600 (version 1)
Pegatron
WL-166N11
Note: Linksys WUSB54GC ver. 3 is not supported.
GV-VS11
Vendor
Model
Edimax
EW-7711UAn
Pegatron
WL-166N11
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C. Supported Mobile Broadband Device
GV-VS04H, GV-VS12 / 14, GV-VS2420 / 2400
Vendor
Model
Bandluxe
C320, C501
Huawei
E156, E156B, E169, E220, E1692, E1750, E1752, E1756, E1756C,
EC169C, EC189 USB Modem (HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM)
Novatel
MC950D, MC996D, MC998D (HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM)
Onda
MSA523HS
Sierra
250U
Verizon
USB727, USB728, USB760 Modem (EVDO)
Vodafone
K3565 (Rev 2)
ZTE
MF100
Note: Huawei E1756C is only supported by GV-VS12 /14 and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
GV-VS11
Vendor
Model
Huawei
E169, E220, EC169C, E1750, E1756, E1756C, EC189 USB Modem
(HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM)
Novatel
MC998D (HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM)
D. The RTSP Command
The GV-Video Server can support RTSP protocol for both audio and video streaming.
If you use the QuickTime player, enter:
rtsp://<IP of the GV-Video Server:8554/<CH No.>.sdp
For example, rtsp://192.168.3.111:8554/CH001.sdp
If you use the VLC, enter:
rtsp://username:password@<IP of the GV-Video Server:8554/<CH No.>.sdp
For example, rtsp://admin:admin@192.168.3.111:8554/CH001.sdp
Note:
1. The RTSP server must be enabled on the Web interface. See 4.3.9 3GPP / RTSP.
2. Only VLC and QuickTime players are supported for video streaming via RTSP protocol.
3. For GV-VS11 and GV-VS12, only 352 x 240 (352 x 288) and 176 x 112 (176 x 144) are
supported.
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E. The Supported PTZ Cameras
The following table shows the supported PTZ cameras.
PTZ Model and Protocol
AcutVista (SSD-7971D)
Ademco (Jupiter)
Bosch (G3)
Bosch (TC700 / 8560)
Canon (VCC4 / VCC5i)
CBC GANZ (ZC-S120 Series)
Chiper (CPT-V9KRV)
COP (15-CD53W) - Pelco D
COP (15-CD55TW) - Pelco D
COP (15-CD55W) - Pelco D
COP (CD55X) - Pelco D
Direct Perception (PTU Series)
D-max Dome
DongYang Dome (DOH-240)
DynaColor (D-7720 / 7722)
DynaColor Dome
Dynacolor (DynaHawk-ZH701)
ELBEX (Matrix / 1000)
Elmo (PTC-200C)
Elmo (PTC-400C)
Elmo (PTC-1000)
EverFocus (EPTZ 1000 / 500)
Eyeview T-Power (T2-SA27)
GKB (SPD-221)
HiSharp - Pelco D
HiSharp - Pelco P
JEC Dome
JVC (TK-S576B / S655 / C686E)
Kalatel CyberDome
Kampro Technology (K-ZC23)
KenKo (DMP23-H1)
LG (LPT-OS553HQ)
Lilin (PIH) – MLP1
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Lilin (PIH-7625) – MLP1
Lilin (PIH-820) – MLP1
MESSOA (SDS600 Series)
MESSOA (D-700 Series)
Minking Dome
Mintron (54G2AHN / P)
NanWang (NVD 2300PNT)
NanWang V4.1 (NVD 2300PNT)
Panasonic (WV-CS850)
Panasonic (WV-CW960)
Pelco Dome
Pelco (Spectra III)
Pelco Spetra Mini Dome (SD4-WO)
Pishion (22X)
PTZ in I/O
RX214D
SAE (DR-E588)
Samsung (SCC-641 / 643)
Samsung (SPD-1600)
Samsung (SPD-3300)
Sensormatic (Ultra IV)
Sony (EVI-D100)
StorVision PTZ
TOA (CC551)
VDI (CT-58SPD)
VIDO.AT Dome
YAAN Dome
360 Vision (ViD-18COP04) - Pelco P
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F. The CGI Command
Note this function is supported by GV-VS04H (Firmware Version 1.03 or later), GV-VS11,
GV-VS12 (Firmware Version 1.04 or later) GV-VS14, and GV-VS2420 / 2400.
You can use the CGI command to obtain a snapshot of the live view or access the User
Account Web interface. For the GV-Video Server with the following details:
IP address: 192.168.2.11
Username: admin
Password: admin
Desired stream: 1
To obtain a snapshot of the live view, type the following into your web browser:
http://192.168.2.11/PictureCatch.cgi?username=admin&password=admin&channel=1
To access the User Account Web interface, type the following into your web browser:
http://192.168.2.11/ConfigPage.cgi?username=admin&password=admin&page=UserSetting
Note: For GV-VS11 and GV-VS12, if the resolution is set as 704 x 480 (704 x 576), the
obtained snapshot will be 704 x 240 (704 x 288).
G. Default Port Value
HTTP Port
80
Streaming Port
10000
E-Mail Server
25
FTP Server
21
Center V2
5551
Vital Sign Monitor
5609
GV-GIS
3356
Video Gateway
50000
Backup Center
30000
ViewLog Server
5552
RTSP/TCP Port
8554
RTP/UDP Port
17300 -17319
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