VioCard-300
User Manual
VioCard-300
IP Surveillance Server
User Manual (Version 2.0.0)
©Copyright 2005.
QNAP Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
February 15, 2005
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IMPORTANT NOTICE
Read Instructions
Before the unit is operated, please read all the safety and operating instructions.
Power Sources
Only operate this unit with the type of the power source specified by the
manufacturer.
Servicing
Please contact qualified technicians for any service requests. Do not attempt to
service the unit yourself, as opening the cover may expose you to dangerous
voltage and other hazards.
Warning
To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this equipment to rain or moisture.
Do not place heavy items on the unit.
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Table of Contents
1.
2.
Overview of VioGate.......................................................................6
1.1
About VioGate........................................................................ 6
1.2
Features................................................................................ 7
1.3
System Requirements ............................................................. 7
1.4
Package Contents ................................................................... 8
1.5
System Overview.................................................................... 9
Installing VioGate ........................................................................11
2.1
Default Network Configuration of VioGate..................................11
2.2
Installing VioGate ..................................................................12
3.
VioCard Companion CD.................................................................17
4.
Using VioGate...............................................................................18
5.
6.
4.1
Entering the Monitoring Page...................................................18
4.2
Display Mode ........................................................................20
4.3
Recording Videos ...................................................................20
4.4
Taking Snapshots ..................................................................20
4.5
System Warnings...................................................................21
4.6
Playback Video Files ...............................................................22
4.7
Other Function Buttons...........................................................24
Configuring VioGate .....................................................................25
5.1
Accessing Administration Page.................................................25
5.2
System Configuration .............................................................26
5.3
System Settings ....................................................................27
5.4
Network Settings ...................................................................28
5.5
IP Security ...........................................................................30
5.6
User Management..................................................................31
5.7
Camera Settings....................................................................33
5.8
Recording Settings.................................................................36
5.9
Event Handling......................................................................40
5.10
Event Action Settings .............................................................43
5.11
Statistics and Logs.................................................................50
5.12
System Tools ........................................................................51
Using VioGate Player/ Finder/ Master Lite...................................53
6.1
Using VioGate Player..............................................................53
6.2
Using VioGate Finder..............................................................54
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6.3
7.
Using VioGate Master Lite .......................................................57
Maintenance.................................................................................58
7.1
Restart/ Shut down VioGate ....................................................58
7.2
Reset Administrator Password & Network Settings ......................59
7.3
System Update......................................................................60
7.4
Restore to Factory Default.......................................................60
Appendix A Terms and Glossary .........................................................61
Appendix B Dynamic Domain Name Registration................................63
Appendix C Connecting a PC to VioGate .............................................68
Appendix D Connecting VioGate via RS-422/ 485 Port .......................71
Appendix E VioGate Finder .................................................................75
Appendix F Using VioGate with IP Sharing Router .............................77
Appendix G GPIO Connections............................................................78
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1.
Overview of VioGate
Note: Unless otherwise specified, VioGate mentioned herein refers to
VioCard-300.
1.1
About VioGate
VioGate is a new generation digital, modular, and networked remote surveillance
system.
Besides real-time monitoring, video recording, snapshot taking, and
video playback, VioGate also enables expansion of external storage devices via
network connection, making dynamic increase of the storage capacity much easy.
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Digital
Digitalizing remote surveillance systems has become a trend in the
surveillance products. With digitalized image files, users can now process,
store, analyze and utilize enormous amount of information.
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Networked
Camera monitoring, server administration, and image storing, can all be
performed via web browser. In addition, VioGate supports ADSL and DDNS
services, and also remote management via the Internet.
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Modular
The functions of VioGate can be modularized to three major parts: monitoring,
image capturing, and data storing. VioGate can partner with a storage
device for effective use of hardware, and high flexibility for storage
expansion.
VioCard-300: VioCard-300 is an X86 base network MPEG-4 surveillance
DVR system board. It provides live video monitoring, recording and
playback function via network.
It also can be configured via network.
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1.2
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Features
Operates with VioGate Master to create a complete network surveillance
system
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Superior image quality (30 fps maximum for one camera)
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Supports up to 4 surveillance cameras or PTZ cameras
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Records digital images up to 30 seconds before the alarm is triggered
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Supports fast playback speed
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Supports multicast mode
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Uses IE (version 5.0 or above) to quickly complete the system configuration
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Supports remote system software upgrade
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Saves image files directly in the built-in disk
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PIP (picture-in-picture) view
1.3
System Requirements
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Pentium 4 or above CPU
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256M RAM
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AGP VGA display
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Microsoft Windows 2000/ XP
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Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or above
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DirectX 8.1 or above
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The hardware platform needed for decoding MPEG-4 streams depends on
spatial or temporary resolution and bit rate of video sources.
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Note: In Internet Options of Internet Explorer, Security level for this zone has to
be set to Medium or lower.
1.4
Package Contents
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Surveillance system card (VioCard)
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Power cable
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Companion CD
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Stationary iron sheet with screws
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RS-232, RS-422/485 connector with baffle
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Quick Installation Guide
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1.5
System Overview
VioCard-300
Video Input
Connector
Configuration
Reset Switch
Gigabit
Ethernet Port
GPIO Connector
PCI Pin
RS-232 Comport
RS-422/485 Comport
IDE 1
Power Supply
Connector
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Power Supply Connector Definition
Pin No.
Definition
1
+5V
2
+5V
3
GND
4
GND
5
+12V
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2.
2.1
Installing VioGate
Default Network Configuration of VioGate
By default, VioGate is set up to obtain its IP address and other TCP/IP network
protocol settings from DHCP server.
If no DHCP server is found on the network,
VioGate will use the following default settings instead:
IP Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Login the server with the default administrator account:
User name: administrator
Password: admin
To reset administrator password and network configuration to factory default
settings, press the configuration reset switch for a few seconds.
beep sound when system configuration has been reset.
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You will hear a
2.2
Installing VioGate
Connect cameras to VioGate and follow the instructions to install the server.
If
you are not familiar with network settings, consult your Internet service provider
(ISP) or network administrator for the details.
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Connecting the server to LAN with DHCP server
i.
Connect VioGate to the LAN with the enclosed CAT-5 Ethernet cable.
ii.
Connect the power cord and turn on the server.
iii.
Run VioGate Finder utility in the companion CD.
iv.
Click Refresh at the bottom of the window.
v.
Double click on the correct device.
vi.
Upon successful connection to VioGate, enter the user name and
password. The default user name and password are:
User name: administrator
Password: admin
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Connecting VioGate to LAN by static IP address
Connect VioGate to a hub or router in LAN via an Ethernet cable.
i.
Connect the power cord and turn on the server.
ii. Run VioGate Finder in the companion CD.
iii. Click Refresh and select a server to configure.
iv. Click Configure to configure the server.
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v. Enter the user name and password. (The default password is “admin”).
vi. Select “Use Fixed IP Address” and enter the TCP/IP settings.
vii. Click OK and restart the server.
viii. Launch the web browser and enter the IP address of VioGate. Enter the
user name and password to login.
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Connecting to the Internet using ADSL service
i. If VioGate is connected to the Internet through ADSL (i.e. dynamic IP is
used), it is recommended to use Dynamic DNS service to connect VioGate
with an easy-to-remember server name.
Register an account name on
http://www.dyndns.org, http://update.ods.org, http://www.dhs.org, or
http://www.dyns.cx, to obtain a user name, password and a domain name.
(For detailed information, please refer to Appendix B).
ii. Please refer to “Appendix C ― Connect a Personal Computer to VioGate” for
information on connecting VioGate to personal computer.
iii. Click on the setting icon on the left of the screen.
In the setup page,
choose the “Network Settings” and select the “Use broadband connection to
the Internet (PPPoE)”. Then enter the correct user name and password to
connect to the ADSL.
iv. Check the box “Enable Dynamic DNS Service”. Enter the user name,
password, and host name.
Select “Dynamic IP address”.
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v. Click OK and wait for a few seconds for VioGate to apply the new network
configuration.
vi. Shut down the server, and connect VioGate to the ADSL modem.
vii. Restore the network settings of your PC and restart VioGate.
viii. Enter the host name you have registered in the web browser.
When you
have completed the settings for VioGate successfully, you can access the
server administration page.
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3.
VioCard Companion CD
There are three programs in VioCard-300 companion CD to help you manage
VioCard-300. To install these programs, insert VioCard-300 companion CD into
CD ROM. Below is the brief introduction.
Field
Description
VioGate Master Lite
To monitor all cameras of multiple VioGate servers
VioGate Player
To view recorded data of all cameras
VioGate Finder
To find all available VioGate servers installed on the system
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4.
Using VioGate
After configuring network settings of VioGate and connecting the server to the
network successfully, you can use the web browser to view live video and playback
recorded video files.
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or above, version
5.5 is recommended.
4.1
Entering the Monitoring Page
You can access the monitoring page of VioGate by the following ways:
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Enter the IP address of VioGate in the web browser.
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Run VioGate Finder and double click on the server name listed.
i. Download ActiveX control when you first login VioGate.
ii. When VioGate login page is shown, enter the user name and password to
login VioGate.
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iii. Upon successful login to the server, the monitoring page will be displayed.
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4.2
Display Mode
You can select the desired display mode for the monitoring page.
Field
Description
View Single Camera
Adjust Window Size
Full-Screen Mode
Picture-in-Picture Mode
Quad Mode
Sequential Mode
Login VioGate as an administrator, you can click the button
to access
system administration page to view and modify all settings.
4.3
Click
Recording Videos
to record the selected camera’s live video to the computer.
button again to stop recording.
The recorded files can be saved as vg3 format.
You can play the files with Windows Media Player.
4.4
Click
Click the
Taking Snapshots
to save a still image file to the computer.
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4.5
System Warnings
When VioGate cannot function normally, the monitoring page will show a warning
icon
to inform the system administrator on the current status of the server.
Double click the warning icon to view the detailed description.
The possible
errors include:
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System error
Certain system errors may have occurred, restart VioGate. If the server still
fails to function normally, please contact technical support.
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Connection to the storage device fails
VioGate fails to send video files to the storage device as the connection
between the server and the device is interrupted. If the connection cannot be
resumed in time, the buffer will overrun and an interruption in the image files
stored will occur.
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Storage device is almost full
When the storage device is almost full, the system will generate this warning
message to notify the system administrator.
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4.6
Playback Video Files
to enter the video playback page.
To playback video files recorded, click
Choose the camera to view from the pull-down menu. For further instructions,
please refer to “Using VioGate― Playback” section.
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Select Video Files
Select the following options to play video files:
Select files stored on the remote storage device by specified period
of time.
Select files recorded due to some certain triggered events.
Select files stored on this computer.
Connect to the internal disk in VioGate and manage the image
files.
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Save Video Files
To save files on a particular remote storage device, click
. The files can
be saved as vg3 format.
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Play Video Files
Use the following controls to play the video:
Play
Stop
Fast playing video file
Adjust screen view
、
Adjust video playing
Take snapshot
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4.7
Other Function Buttons
Start Recording
Take Snapshots
Adjust PTZ
Adjust PTZ
Camera Focus
Camera Viewing
Function keys of PTZ camera
1.
: Adjust focusing lenses to minimize scope.
2.
: Adjust focusing lenses to maximize scope.
3.
Click other buttons to adjust PTZ camera lenses.
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5.
Configuring VioGate
Once you have installed VioGate and other hardware, and connected the server to
the network, you can use the web browser to manage VioGate. VioGate supports
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or above, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 is
recommended.
5.1
Accessing Administration Page
You can access VioGate administration page by one of the following methods:
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Enter the IP address of VioGate in the web browser.
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Run VioGate Finder, and double click on the server you want to configure on
the list.
When the administration page is connected, download ActiveX control. Enter
the user name and password of the administrator.
The default administrator account information is shown below:
User name: administrator
Password: admin
Upon successful login to the server, click
on the left column of the
monitoring page to enter system configuration page.
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5.2
System Configuration
The sections in System Configuration are shown below:
System Settings
Network Settings
IP Security
User Management
Camera Settings
Recording Settings
Event Handling
Statistics & Logs
System Tools
Server Name
Description
Software Version
Time Zone
Date & Time
Obtain IP address automatically
Assign IP address settings manually
Use broadband connection to the Internet (PPPoE)
Enable Dynamic DNS Service
Specify DNS Server
Enable Multicast
Allow All Connections
Allow Connections from the List Only
Deny Connections from the List
Add
Modify
Remove
Advanced Settings
Resolution
Bit Rate
Frame Rate
Brightness
Contrast
Hue
Saturation
Pan/Tilt/Zoom: Camera
ID, Mode, Protocol
Enable Recording
Disable Recording
Event Type
Event Action Settings
Active Users
Historical Users
Event Logs
System Update
Backup/ Restore
Restart/ Shutdown System
Hardware
Disk Tools
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5.3
System Settings
Enter the basic information for the system such as the server name, date and time,
and verify the current software version.
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Server Name
Enter a unique server name for VioGate.
The server name can contain up to
20 characters. The following ones are not acceptable:
",;\:|*?><'`[]/%
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Description
Enter a description of VioGate (maximum 126 characters), e.g. the
administrator name, department name, or the location of the server.
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Version
The firmware version of VioGate will be displayed in this field.
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Time Zone; Current Date and Time
Select the time zone according to the location of the server, and adjust the
date and time accordingly.
If you enter invalid date and time settings, you
may encounter the following problems:
If you are using web browser to view live video, the time displayed will not
be the same as the time shown on the personal computer.
Incorrect date and time information will be displayed when you try to play
video files or view event logs.
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5.4
Network Settings
Select the method VioGate uses to connect to the network. Enable multicast
function if necessary.
If you are uncertain how your server connects to the
external network or about TCP/IP settings, contact your network administrator.
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Obtain IP address settings automatically (DHCP)
Often used in conjunction with cable modem and corporate networks, the
system will obtain IP address and other TCP/IP information automatically.
If
your network supports Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), VioGate
will obtain IP address and other TCP/IP information automatically from the
DHCP server.
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Assign IP address settings manually
Specify the IP address and other settings if you are using ADSL connection
service.
If the server’s external network uses ADSL service to connect to the
Internet, specify a valid IP address provided by the Internet service provider
(ISP). Enter the following settings:
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IP address
IP address is a sequence of binary number, normally of 4 sets of digits
separated by periods, used to identify a server on the network.
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Subnet Mask
Subnet mask is used to group computers belonging to the same local area
network.
Similar to IP address, it is normally represented by 4 sets of
digits separated by periods.
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Gateway
Gateway address generally refers to the IP address of the node connecting
the LAN to the Internet.
If you do not want to set the gateway address,
enter 0.0.0.0.
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Use broadband connection to the Internet (PPPoE)
PPPoE is often used in dial-up ADSL broadband service.
Enter the user name
and password provided by the ISP to connect to the Internet.
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Enable Dynamic DNS service
Note: If you assign IP address settings manually to connect to the Internet,
and want to enable dynamic DNS service, specify a DNS server.
To enable external access to VioGate by a domain name, activate dynamic
domain name service.
Apply for an account and register a dynamic domain
name from a dynamic domain name service provider.
(For detailed
information, please refer to appendix B). After you have registered a
dynamic domain name and completed the setup, VioGate will automatically
update the dynamic IP address with the service provider’s server.
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Specify DNS Server
To assign a specific DNS server, enter the server’s IP address.
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Enable Multicast
Multicast enables the server to send a message to multiple clients
simultaneously.
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5.5
IP Security
Specify the connections to be allowed and denied to access VioGate. Choose one
of the following options to restrict access from a network or an IP address (host)
to the server:
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Allow all connections (default setting)
Allow connection from all hosts to the server.
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Allow connections from the following list only
Allow connection from hosts specified on the list only.
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Deny connections from the following list
Deny connection from hosts specified on the list.
Note: When setting the connection lists, make sure your computer is included
in the list of hosts that connection to the server is allowed.
will disconnect your PC when you apply the new settings.
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Otherwise VioGate
5.6
User Management
This section enables you to maintain user accounts and configure account
privilege for effective management of server access. The server can provide
services to any authorized users. The system has a default account that cannot
be renamed or deleted. The default user name and password are:
User name: administrator
Password: admin
To add a new user, enter the following information.
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User name
The user name can contain up to 32 characters.
It is case-insensitive, and
can contain double-byte characters, e.g. Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, but
cannot contain the following ones:
" , ; \ : | *
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?
> < '
` [ ] / %
Password
The password is case-sensitive and can contain up to 16 characters. It is
recommended to set a password longer than 6 characters.
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Advanced User Settings
You may configure the following permissions to a user account:
Monitoring
Allow users to view live video of assigned cameras.
Playback
Allow users to view recorded video of assigned cameras.
Camera PTZ Control
If the attached camera supports PTZ functions, users can control
Pan/Tilt/Zoom functions of assigned camera.
System Administration
The user will have the right to change all system settings.
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5.7
Camera Settings
Define the following settings for the camera:
i.
Camera name (excluding " , ; \ : | * ? > < ' ` [ ] / %)
ii. Resolution
iii. Bit rate
iv. Frame rate
v. Brightness
vi. Contrast
vii. Hue
viii.Saturation
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P/T/Z Camera
If the camera connected to VioGate supports P/T/Z function, you can operate
it with the control unit on the monitoring page. To use P/T/Z function,
configure the following settings:
Camera ID
Enter the ID of P/T/Z camera.
Please refer to the user manual of the
camera for further information.
Mode
If Auto mode is selected, the camera will turn clockwise automatically.
You can select Manual mode, and the camera will stay still and you can
control it via the monitoring page.
Protocol
Please refer to the camera’s user manual and select the proper protocol.
If the protocol that the camera uses is not listed, please consult your
technical support.
Note: The system supports multiple PTZ protocols: Computar YCH-02,
DynaColor, SONY VISCA, Merit Lilin, Panasonic WV-CS564, Honeywell
GC-655, Honeywell GC-755, VideoTrec, VideoTrec SP-8006W, and Pelco
D-Type.
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Protocol
Name
Interface
Baud
Rate
(Bps)
Start
Bit
Stop
Bit
Data
Bit
Parity
Check
Manual
Focus
Support
DynaColor
D7720A
RS-485
9600
1
1
8
None
No
Sony VISCA
EVI-D30
RS-232
9600
1
1
8
None
No
Merit Lilin
RS-485
9600
1
1
8
None
No
Panasonic
WV-CS564
RS-485
9600
1
1
8
None
No
Honeywell
GC-755
RS-485
9600
1
1
8
None
No
Honeywell
GC-655
RS-485
9600
1
1
8
None
No
Computar
YCH-02
RS-485
4800
1
1
8
None
Yes
VideoTrec
RS-485
9600
1
1
8
None
No
VideoTrec
SP-8006W
RS-485
9600
1
1
8
None
No
Pelco D-Type
RS-485/
RS-422
2400
1
1
8
None
Yes
Mode
PTZ Protocol
Manual
Auto
Preset
Port
DynaColor
OK
OK
N/A
RS-422/485
Sony VISCA
OK
Fail
N/A
RS-232
Merit Lilin
OK
OK
OK
RS-422/485
Panasonic WV-CS564
OK
Fail
OK
RS-422/485
Pelco D-Type
OK
Fail
OK
RS-422/485
OK Function available on UI and tested OK
Fail Function available on UI but cannot be used
N/A No such function on UI
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5.8
Recording Settings
To save live video and activate video playback function, enable recording function.
VioGate supports multiple-interval scheduled recording.
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Recording Mode
Continuous Recording
VioGate will continuously record video stream to the storage.
Scheduled Recording
VioGate will start to record according to specified day, start time and end
time.
The system also supports overnight scheduled recording. For
instance, when you set the start time for recording as 6pm on Monday
and the end time as 9am, the system will automatically defines the end
time as 9am on the following day, i.e. Tuesday.
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Storage Settings
Configure the storage settings of VioGate. VioGate provides a built-in storage.
You may also select to use NAS, Windows, or FTP as the storage platform.
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Select one of the following storage types and enter the necessary information.
Local Disk
To use local disk as storage device, enter the folder name.
NAS
To use NAS (Network Attached Storage) as external storage device,
enter the IP address of NAS, user name and password to access the
server.
Windows
If VioGate is set to save files to a share folder on a Windows 2000 server,
enter the IP address of the server, user name and password to access the
server.
FTP
To save files to an FTP server, enter the IP address of the server, user
name, and password. If the FTP server uses a particular port, specify
the port number.
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Storage Path
Enter two different paths (folders) to store the recorded video files and
snapshot pictures.
Note:
To save video files via FTP, enter a valid path.
files are stored in the same path.
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Both recording and snapshot
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Handling of Storage Space Full
Select an action to be taken when available storage space falls under a
specified limit:
Overwrite the oldest recorded files
Stop saving newly recorded files
When the option “Overwrite the oldest recorded files” is selected, your storage
device must be able to store video files of at least 2 hours, which needs storage
space of about 5 GB.
Note: When saving files on an FTP server, the system will not be able to detect
the storage size of the FTP server. Therefore, you will not be able to set the
limit for storage space. The system will overwrite old files or stop saving files
when there is no available space on the FTP server.
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5.9
Event Handling
When an event occurs, the system will automatically trigger alarms, and be
configured to ensure correct capturing and recording of video files. The events
are listed below:
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Motion Detection
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Video Input Loss
•
Network Failure
•
Storage Connection Failure
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Storage Space Full
•
Alarm Input 1, 2, 3, 4
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Motion Detection
When motion detection is enabled, any movement detected in the monitoring area
will trigger a notification sent by the system. Select area of focus for motion
detection. Click Advanced under Motion Detection, and select the camera
movement and its dissection.
Video Input Loss
You can select different settings of notification when an image is missing from one
of the frames.
This notification will sound the alarms that you have programmed
when image source is missing.
Network Failure
When the Internet access of the video server's is disrupted, an alarm will sound.
In addition to voice alert when Internet access is disrupted, all other notification
will be reactivated when Internet access is restored. This does not include GPIO
connection installed on your own.
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Storage Connection Failure
When the video server has difficulties in storing files, i.e. the power supply to the
main file server is interrupted, a system alarm will sound.
Storage Space Full
The system will sound when the free space falls below a preset limit.
To
customize the storage capacity, click Setting. Enter the capacity in percentage
in the window after the command function.
When you have input the capacity,
click OK and then Save.
Alarm Input
Select other command input function or make them notification alarms for other
actions or function.
Note: If you choose to store the files on an FTP server, the video server will not be
able to detect the amount of available space on the FTP server. Therefore, you
will not be able to set the percentage for the "Storage Space Full" event.
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5.10
Event Action Settings
You can perform multiple event actions for a single event, and connect GPIO
devices to generate alarms.
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Recording
To activate recording function of particular cameras when an event action is
detected, enable Recording function in Event Action and modify the settings.
To specify the storage path for recording files, click Storage Settings.
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Select the storage path for recording and enter relevant information.
Specify
the storage limit for file saving and relevant action to take, i.e. overwrite the
oldest recorded files or stop saving newly recorded files, when the limit is
reached. These settings also apply to snapshot function.
When video input loss detection is activated for a channel set for recording, in
case that channel, e.g. channel 1, loses video input, the consecutive channel,
channel 2, will replace the primary channel for recording.
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Snapshot
To activate snapshot function of particular cameras when an event action is
detected, enable Snapshot function in Event Action and modify the settings.
To specify the storage path for recording files, click Storage Settings.
When video input loss detection is activated for a channel set for snapshot
taking, in case that channel, e.g. channel 1, loses video input, the consecutive
channel, channel 2, will replace the primary channel for taking snapshot.
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•
Alert e-mail
Enable this option, an alert e-mail will be sent to particular recipients when an
event action is detected. You can select to attach snapshots of particular
cameras in the e-mail.
Click Test to send an e-mail to test the function.
When video input loss detection is activated for a channel set for snapshot
taking, in case that channel, e.g. channel 1, loses video input, the consecutive
channel, channel 2, will replace the primary channel for snapshot taking.
That snapshot will be attached to the alert e-mail.
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•
Alert SMS (Short Message Service)
When an event action is detected, an SMS message will be sent to a particular
phone number.
•
Alarm buzzer
This is an internal buzzer of the server.
sound when an event action is detected.
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Set the alarm and the buzzer will
•
Notify remote client
When an event action is detected, a notification window will pop up on the PC
of the users.
•
Alarm output 1, 2, 3, 4
You can connect up to four GPIO devices to VioGate for action detection and
set the alert.
Note: When storing files on an FTP server, the system will not be able to detect the
amount of available space on the FTP server. Therefore, you will not be able to
set the limit for determining full storage space. The system will overwrite old files
or stop saving files when there is no available space on the FTP server.
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5.11
Statistics and Logs
You can view a list of active users, historical users and event logs as a reference
for system administrator or for system diagnostic purpose.
•
Active Users
Display information of all currently active users.
•
Historical Users
Display information of all users who have logged in VioGate.
•
Event Logs
Display information, warnings and errors messages. VioGate supports
backup of event logs.
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5.12
System Tools
You can use the following system tools to configure VioGate.
•
System Update
To update system firmware, select an appropriate image file and upload it to
VioGate.
The current settings will remain the same when the system is
upgraded. The updated image file can be downloaded from product support
website.
•
Backup/ Restore
You can back up and restore system settings and user information to your
computer, and reset the system to default.
•
Restart/ Shut down System
You can select to restart or shut down VioGate in this section.
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•
Hardware
When this option is enabled, you can reset administrator password and
network configuration to default by pressing configuration reset switch for a
few seconds.
If this option is disabled, you will not be able to reset system by
pressing the switch.
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Disk Tools
In this section, you can view current disk status of VioGate and space available.
You can also format and check the disk in this section.
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6.
Using VioGate Player/ Finder/ Master Lite
When selecting to record image files by VioGate, VioGate will automatically save
video files in vg3 format to a specified storage device.
The video files will be
named as yyyy-mm-dd hh-mm-ss.vg3 (i.e. year-month-date
hour-minute-second.vg3).
You can connect to VioGate and copy the video files
to PC, and launch VioGate Player to view the file content.
6.1
Using VioGate Player
Run VioGate Player. The following screen will be shown:
Playing Video Files
and
to select and remove the video files on the playlist.
•
Click
•
Use the function buttons on the bottom left corner of the screen to play, pause,
and stop video files.
•
Click
•
Move the arrow on the slide bar to adjust video playing.
or
to adjust the size of playback window.
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6.2
Using VioGate Finder
1. Launch VioGate Finder.
The program will search for all available VioGate
servers in the network. To modify the settings of a server, select an item on
the list and click Configure.
2. Enter the administrator name and password.
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3. Enter the information for VioGate and click OK.
4. Click Details to view the information of VioGate.
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5. To launch the searched result again, click Refresh.
6. To close the program, click Exit.
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6.3
Using VioGate Master Lite
Double click the VioGate Master Lite shortcut to launch the VioGate Master Lite.
Enter the default user name and password to login VioGate Master Lite.
User Name: user
Password: user
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7.
Maintenance
VioGate has been specially designed to run 24 x 7 and to protect against system
crash caused by power outage.
This section provides a general maintenance
overview.
7.1
Restart/ Shut down VioGate
To shut down or restart VioGate, go to System Tools page. Follow the
instructions to restart or shut down the system. You can also shut down the
system by pressing the power switch of the server.
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7.2
Reset Administrator Password & Network Settings
To reset the administrator password and network configuration of VioGate to
default, press the configuration reset button of VioGate for a few seconds until a
beep sound is heard. The network configuration will be reset.
to VioGate via web browser to configure the settings.
You can connect
Login with the default
administrator name and password:
User name: administrator
Password: admin
Note: If the configuration reset button is disabled in System Tools – Hardware
Settings page, you will not be able to reset administrator password and network
configuration by pressing the reset switch.
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7.3
System Update
To update VioGate firmware version, go to System Tools – System Update page.
Make sure you have obtained the latest firmware version. Browse and select the
appropriate image file and upload it to VioGate.
7.4
Restore to Factory Default
To restore VioGate to factory default, connect to the server via web browser.
to System Tools – Backup/Restore page and select to restore the system.
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Go
Appendix A
Terms and Glossary
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol)
TCP/IP was originally developed by the Defense Department of the States to allow
dissimilar computers to talk.
Today, this protocol is used as the basis for the
Internet. Because it must span such a large distance and cross multiple, smaller
networks, TCP/IP is a routable protocol, meaning it can send data through a router
on its way to its destination.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
It is a method for assigning a permanent Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or on
the fly to individual computers in an organization’s network.
Usually it is
performed by a DHCP server.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
This is a method of moving files from system to system using TCP/IP with FTP
application.
DHCP IP
A dynamic IP address is assigned to your computer by your ISP’s server so that
other computer servers can find your computer when you are connected to the
Internet.
This IP address changes because whenever your computer reconnects
to the Internet, a different IP address will be assigned to your machine.
Static IP
It is a fixed IP address assigned to your computer.
IP address is a 32-bit digit
used to differentiate each single entity on a network. The IP address is divided
into 4 groups of eight bits separated by dots, e.g. 192.168.0.1.
PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet)
The Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) feature allows a PPP session to
be initiated on a simple bridging Ethernet connected to the client. The session is
transported over ATM link via encapsulated Ethernet-bridged frames. The
session can be terminated at either a local exchange carrier central office or
Internet service provider (ISP) point of presence.
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DNS (Domain Name System)
Domain Name System identifies each computer as a network node on the Internet
using an Internet protocol address system to translate from domain name to IP
address and vice-versa.
DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System)
Dynamic DNS (DDNS) service enables clients and servers to automatically
register themselves in the database without needing administrators to manually
define records.
Multicast
Multicast is the technique that allows network data from a single source to be
simultaneously transmitted to a selected set of destinations (also called a host
group).
A main advantage of multicast is that it saves network bandwidth by
sending only one copy of data over the network.
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Appendix B
Dynamic Domain Name Registration
Introduction
VioGate supports DDNS service provided by DynDNS, ODS, DHS, and DyNS.
For
example, you can go to the web site of DynDNS (http://www.dyndns.org/) and
register for a dynamic domain name. Configure and activate DDNS service, then
the Internet users will be able to access your VioGate via this dynamic domain
name.
When the ISP assigns a new WAN IP address, VioGate will update the new
address to the DynDNS server automatically.
Registration Procedure
Please follow the steps below to register a dynamic domain name.
Note: This guide is for reference only.
If there are any changes, please refer to
the instructions or documents on the web site.
1.
Open the browser and connect to http://www.dyndns.org/. Click Sign Up
Now to begin registration.
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2.
Click Agree if you accept the service agreement.
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3.
Enter the user name, email address and password to create an account for
DDNS service.
You will need to enter the same user name and password in
Network Settings.DDNS Service page of the Disk On-line Server system
administration. Please verify your email address to receive the confirmation
message from the server.
Then click Create Account to proceed.
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4.
If the following web page appears on the screen, your account has been
successfully created and a confirmation message has been sent to your
e-mail address. Please follow the instructions in the e-mail to activate your
account within 48 hours.
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5.
When you have finished the process of confirmation, a new screen will appear
and you can apply for your own dynamic domain name.
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Appendix C
Connecting a PC to VioGate
Connect the computer to the server via a crossover cable. Configure your PC and
VioGate in the same network domain.
If the VioGate server’s default network
setting has not been changed, you can modify your PC’s network settings as
below:
IP address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Take the Windows XP for example, a step-by-step instruction follows:
1. Right click on the “My Network Places” shortcut located on the desktop, and
choose “Properties”. Right click on your network device, and choose
“Properties”.
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2. Highlight the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and choose “Properties”.
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3. Set the IP address and subnet mask fields as the following:
4. Restart your personal computer.
Launch the web browser (Internet Explorer),
and enter 192.168.0.1 in the address bar.
Upon successful connection to VioGate, enter the default user name and
password to login the administration page:
User name: administrator
Password: admin
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Appendix D
Port
Connecting VioGate via RS-422/ 485
To connect the PTZ camera using the RS-422/485 port, you will need a cable to
connect the camera to the server, and a D-Type 9-pin connector.
The four
connectors for data transfer are shown in the picture below.
To make a communication control wire, follow the steps below (*):
1.
Prepare a D-Type 9-pin female header and the wires necessary for RS-485.
Cat.5E network cable will be used in this example.
transfer.
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Take four wires for data
2.
Weld the wires to D-Type 9-pin female header.
3.
Cover the header carefully.
4.
VioGate header is finished.
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5.
Connect TX+ and RX+ with twist pair (**) as data output D+. Connect TXand RX- as data input D-.
6.
Connect D+ and D- to the RS-485 data control input (***) of high speed
dome camera.
Note:
*
Sony VISCA uses RS-232 port. This control wire is not applicable.
**
For the communication control wires compatible with RS-485, please refer to
the recommended wire list in the user manual.
*** DynaColor D7720A is used as an example.
different high speed dome providers.
The RS-485 design varies among
Please refer to the relevant user manuals
for reference.
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High Speed Dome Compatibility List:
Protocol Name
Interface
Preset Mode
Manual Focus
DynaColor 7720A
RS-485
╳
╳
Sony VISCA VI-D30
RS-232
╳
╳
Merit Lilin
RS-485
○
╳
Panasonic WV-CS564
RS-485
○
╳
Honeywell GC-755
RS-485
╳
╳
Honeywell GC-655
RS-485
╳
╳
Computar YCH-02
RS-485
○
○
VideoTrec
RS-485
○
╳
VideoTrec SP-8006W
RS-485
○
╳
Pelco D-Type
RS-485/422
○
○
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Appendix E
VioGate Finder
VioGate Finder shows all available surveillance servers within the local network
and displays the basic information such as servers’ names, workgroups and IP
addresses. The user may also set up the server name, date, time, and basic
network configuration of the surveillance server via this program.
Screenshot
All surveillance servers
can be identified using a
unique server name
Set up server
name, date,
time, and basic
network
Indicates the IP
address of the
server
View detailed
information
about the
selected
Re-search
surveillance
servers in the
network
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Version
Number
Server Type
Exit the
program
You may obtain
information such as
the server name,
software version,
MAC address, and
basic network
configurations.
Enter the administrator name
and password. You can then
change the server name,
date, time, and basic network
configurations.
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Appendix F
Using VioGate with IP Sharing Router
Configuration for the virtual server on an IP sharing router connecting to VioGate:
a fixed IP address mapping approach.
If VioGate is in the same network with an IP sharing router using a fixed IP address,
it can be accessed via some assigned ports of the virtual server on the IP sharing
router mapping to the given ports on VioGate.
Assign two different ports for
monitoring live video on VioGate and playing the recorded video files.
In this case, the following settings of the configuration for the virtual server on the
IP sharing router should be reset:
•
Monitoring live video
You can assign any available port on the IP sharing router to map to port 80
on VioGate.
•
Playing recorded video files
You can assign port 21 only on the IP sharing router to map to port 21 on
VioGate.
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Appendix G
GPIO Connections
Connections for Input/ Output devices
An input connector and an output connector are provided for connections to
the external devices. The connections to the both sides (external devices
and VioGate) are shown in Figure 1. The connection points of the input
connector are shown in Figure 2. The connection points of the output
connector are shown in Figure 3.
Output
Connector
GPIO
Connections on
VioGate
Input
Connector
Figure 1
Input 1
Ground 1
Input 2
Ground 2
Input 3
Ground 3
Input 4
Ground 4
Input Connector
Figure 2
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Common 1
Normal Close 1
Normal Open 1
Common 2
Normal Close 2
Normal Open 2
Common 3
Normal Close 3
Normal Open 3
Common 4
Normal Close 4
Normal Open 4
Output Connector
Figure 3
Specification for General Inputs
The general inputs can take DC voltage from 0-24V. Voltage above 24V is
not recommended.
Input
5 VDC
12 VDC
Voltage Range
Logic 0
0.5V Max
Logic 1
4.5V Min
Logic 0
0.5V Max
Logic 1
11V Min
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Specification for General Outputs
Relay Contact Ratings
Contact form
1 FORM C (SPDT)
Contact capacity
coil = 0.36W
Resistive load
1A/125 VAC
(cos θ = 1)
2A/24 VDC
Inductive load
0.3A/30 VDC
(cos θ = 0.4 L/R = 7 msec)
Rated carrying current
2A
Max allowable voltage
AC 120V. DC 60V
Max allowable current
2A
Max allowable power
48W
Contact material
Ag Alloy
Relay Coil Specification (At 20˚C)
Coil Voltage
5V
Power
Consumption
(W)
About 0.36W
Normal Voltage
Normal
Coil Resistance
(VDC)
Current (mA)
(ohm + 10%)
5V
66.7
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Pull-in
Drop-out Voltage
Max Allowable
Voltage (VDC)
(VDC)
Voltage (VDC)
75% max 3.75V
10% min 0.5V
110% 5.5V
After connecting your external device, you can plug the connector into the GPIO
connectors on VioGate.
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