D-Link DCS-2100+ Specifications

D-Link DCS-2100+
Enhanced 2.4 GHz Wireless
Internet Camera
Manual
Version 2.0
Building Networks for People
Contents
Contents of Package ............................................................................3
Introduction............................................................................................4
Features and Benefits ...........................................................................4
Connections ..........................................................................................6
Hardware Installation .............................................................................8
Software Installation ..............................................................................9
Installing IP Surveillance Software .......................................................13
Testing the DCS-2100+ .......................................................................17
Security ...............................................................................................18
Using and Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router ...................19
Using the DCS-2100+ with the Internet Browser ..................................25
Using IP Surveillance Software ............................................................50
Monitor Program ......................................................................50
Playback Program ....................................................................70
Firmware Upgrades ............................................................................85
Appendix ............................................................................................88
Frequently Asked Questions .....................................................88
How to PING Your IP Address ...................................................91
Reset and Restore ...................................................................92
I/O Connector ...........................................................................93
Adjusting the Camera Focus ....................................................94
Replacing the Lens ...................................................................95
Technical Specifications ...........................................................96
Contacting Technical Support ..............................................................98
Time Zone Table ..................................................................................99
Warranty and Registration .................................................................101
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Package Contents
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D-Link DCS-2100+ Internet Camera
Power Adapter
Installation software and manual on CD
Quick Installation Guide
Camera Stand
Category 5 Ethernet Cable
2 Antennas
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with the
DCS-2100+ will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
Minimum System Requirements:
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Internet Explorer 5.x or higher Internet Web Browser
CPU: Pentium III, 500 MHz or above
Memory Size: 64 MB
VGA card resolution: 800 x 600 or above
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Introduction
The D-Link DCS-2100+ Wireless Internet Camera is a powerful surveillance
system that connects wirelessly to an your 802.11b network. The
DCS-2100+ features enhanced 802.11b and connects wirelessly at up to 22
Mbps (Megabits per second). The DCS-2100+ differs from a conventional
PC Camera because the Internet Camera is a standalone system with a
built-in CPU and Web server, providing a low-cost solution capable of solving
demanding security and home/office monitoring needs. The Internet Camera
can be accessed remotely, and controlled, from any PC or notebook computer
over the Internet from anywhere in the world. Simple installation procedures,
along with the built-in Web-based interface offers easy integration to your
network environments.
Features and Benefits
The DCS-2100+ Wireless Internet Camera is a standalone system requiring
no additional hardware or software. All that is required is a computer with
the Internet Explorer Web browser (version 5.x or above). Just plug-in the
camera and view the picture from your Internet Camera with a valid IP
Address.
Broad Range of Applications
With today’s high-speed Internet, the Internet Camera provides the ideal
solution for live video images over the Intranet and Internet for remote
monitoring. The DCS-2100+ allows remote access from an Internet Explorer
Web browser for live image viewing and allows the administrator to manage
and control the Internet Camera anywhere and any time. Apply the Internet
Camera to monitor various objects and places such as homes, offices,
banks, hospitals, child-care centers, amusement parks and other varieties
of industrial and public monitoring. The Internet Camera can also be used
for intruder detection with its motion-detection mode, capture still images
and video images for archiving and many more applications. The wireless
capability means you can place the camera where it is inconvenient to install
network cables.
Supports a Variety of Platforms
Supporting TCP/IP networking, SMTP e-mail, HTTP and other Internet related
protocols, the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera can be integrated easily into
other Internet/Intranet applications because of its standards-based features.
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Features & Benefits (continued)
Web Configuration
Using the Internet Explorer Web browser, administrators can configure and
manage the Internet Camera directly from its own Web page via the Intranet or
the Internet. Up to 20 user names and passwords are permitted, with privilege
settings controlled by the administrator.
Powerful Surveillance and Remote Monitoring Utility
The powerful IP Surveillance software application assigns an administrator
with a pre-defined user ID and password who can modify the Internet Camera
settings from a remote site via an Intranet or the Internet. Users are allowed to
monitor the image, record the image to a hard drive, and take snapshots.
Connection to External Devices
Supporting auxiliary Input/Output connectors, you can connect the Internet
Camera to a variety of external devices such as IR-sensors, switches and alarm
relays. Combined with programmable alarming facilities, you can develop a variety
of security applications that are triggered on alarm-based events. The Internet
Camera provides an industry standard in/out external connector for connectivity.
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Connections
Antenna Connectors
Reset Button
DC Power Connector
Ethernet Cable Connector
I/O Connector
Antenna
Two antennas are included with the DCS-2100+. These are screwed onto the
antenna connectors on the back panel to provide a connection with a wireless
network.
Ethernet Cable Connector
The Internet Camera’s back panel features an RJ-45 connector for connections
to 10Base-T Ethernet cabling or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet cabling. This network
port supports the NWay protocol, allowing the Internet Camera to automatically
detect or negotiate the transmission speed of the network.
The Ethernet cable included with the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera
is a Category 5 “straight through” cable. This is the recommended
cable type when the camera is physically connected to a 100 Mbps
Fast Ethernet network hub or switch.
Reset Button
Reset will be initiated when the reset button is pressed once and held until the
Power LED flashes through its cycle twice.
A Factory reset is initiated when the reset button is pressed continuously for
5 seconds or when the Power LED changes from green to red for 2 cycles.
(For example you will see the LED turn to red twice, release the reset button
when the LED turns red the second time). The Power LED will begin to
flash indicating that the Internet Camera’s settings are reverting back to the
factory settings, then turn back to green.
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Connections (continued)
DC Power Connector
The DC power input connector is located on the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera’s
back panel and is labeled 12VDC with a single socket to supply power to the
Internet Camera.
I/O Connector
The DCS-2100+ provides a terminal block with two pairs of connectors situated
on the back panel. One pair is for input and the other is for output. The I/O
connectors provide the physical interface to send and receive digital signals to
a variety of external alarm devices. Please refer to the Appendix (Page 93)
in this manual for detailed information.
Bottom Panel
Socket for stand
Attachment socket for the Camera Stand
Located on the bottom panel of the Internet Camera, the socket is used to connect the camera stand to the Internet Camera by attaching the screw head on
the camera stand to the Internet Camera.
Power LED
LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode.
The Power LED is positioned to the right of the Internet Camera lens. As soon
as the power adapter is connected to the Internet camera the power LED will
flash red and green several times, the DCS-2100+ is conducting a self-test.
Upon passing the self-test the LED will turn green to indicate a good connection
to an Ethernet port or red to indicate no connection has been made.
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Hardware Installation
Connect to an Ethernet Network
If you are connecting the DCS-2100+ to a
wired Ethernet network, connect an
Ethernet cable to the network cable
connector located on the Internet Camera’s
back panel and attach it to the network.
If you are connecting the DCS-2100+ to a
802.11b wireless Ethernet network, attach
the two wireless antennas to the antenna
connectors on the back panel of the
DCS-2100+.
Attach the external power supply
Attach the external power supply to the DC
power input connector located on the
Internet Camera’s back panel (labeled
12VDC) and connect it to your wall outlet.
When you have a proper connection, the LED will turn from red to green. The
light may cycle on and off and your computer may show an intermittent loss of
connectivity, this is normal until you have configured your Internet Camera.
Attaching the Internet Camera to the Camera Stand
The Internet Camera comes with a camera
stand with a swivel ball screw head that
can be attached to the Internet Camera
bottom socket cavity. Attach the camera
stand to the Internet Camera and station it
for your application. There are holes
located in the base of the camera stand
allowing the Internet Camera to be mounted
to the ceiling, or any wall securely.
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Software Installation
After you have successfully completed the hardware installation of the
DCS-2100+ Internet Camera, it is necessary to install software to configure
and operate the camera. The first step is to run the IP Installer program on the
CD. IP Installer allows you to use the Internet Camera with your Internet browser.
With the IP Installer program you can enter settings that permit the camera to
access the Internet directly or through your Ethernet network.
After the IP Installer software program is completed, you will have an operating
and controllable Internet Camera. From your Internet Explorer Web browser
you will be able to access the video and sound from the Internet camera. The
camera has a built-in Web server. This Web server will allow the camera to
access the Internet without being attached to a computer and permits users to
view the video and audio remotely.
However, it is necessary to install the IP Surveillance software from the
enclosed CD to create a truly powerful monitoring and surveillance system.
The following section will detail the installation of the IP Installer and the IP
Surveillance software.
Installing the IP Installer program
Insert the CD that is included with the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera. The
DCS-2100+ installation menu will start up automatically from the CD. If the CD
does not startup automatically (the Windows operating system can turn this
function off, for example), simply access the CD from Windows and click on
the autorun.exe program to access the installation menu shown below:
Click IP Installer
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Software Installation (continued)
The opening IP Installer screen will appear and
show a MAC address of the DCS-2100+ and an
IP Address (which may or may not be correct
depending on what you have your DCS-2100+
connected to.) If you have a DHCP* server on
your network, there will be a valid IP Address
displayed here.
*A DHCP server is a device that supplies IP
Addresses to its clients that are on the same
network.
IMPORTANT:
A hardware reset of the Internet Camera is now required to allow the IP Installer
program to configure the camera correctly. To accomplish this reset, lightly insert
a paper clip (or a similar sized tool) into the reset hole on the back of the camera
(see page 6 for the location of the reset button.) The LED on the front of the
camera will begin blinking red and green. When it stops the blinking cycle
continue to hold in the reset button until a second cycle of blinking red and green
lights indicates a second reset cycle has completed. This will take approximately
5-7 seconds.
The IP Installer will now show a MAC address for the DCS-2100+ and an IP
address. This IP address may not be correct at this step in the installation.
Highlight the MAC address and then click on the Wizard button to activate the
installation Wizard.
Click Next
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Software Installation (continued)
If you have a DHCP server on your network,
you will already have a valid IP Address in
these fields.
If you do not have a DHCP server on your
network fill out your IP Address, Subnet
mask, Gateway and at least one DNS IP
Address.
If you do not know what to put in these
fields, please contact your System
Administrator or your Internet Service
Provider.
Click Next
Leave the box titled This camera can be found by installer whenever it starts up
unchecked to avoid running this install application each time you boot up the
DCS-2100+. Check this box if you need to change IP address the next time the
DCS-2100+ boots up.
Type in your SSID and Connection type consistent with your network. (If you are
unsure, please contact your network
administrator).
Choose the Channel that is the same as your
other wireless devices that you would like to
connect to.
You can choose a different transmission rate
if you need to restrict the camera’s bandwidth.
Select Long or Short Preamble. Long
Preamble is the default setting. See page
31 for a description of Preamble.
You can enable Encryption here (up to 256bit).
Click Next
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Software Installation (continued)
If you need to make any changes,
click Back to modify your camera
settings. To accept the settings,
click Restart.
Click Restart
Click OK and the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera will
reboot to accept the settings.
If the IP Installer has not made any modifications to
the settings, it will warn you that the settings were
accepted but no changes were made.
You should now see the opening IP Installer screen with an IP address assigned
to the MAC address of the DCS-2100+.
Click on Exit to close IP Installer.
You have now completed the Setup Wizard and are ready to use your
camera! You can also continue to the next section to install the
IP Surveillance software before you begin to use the DCS-2100+.
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Installing IP Surveillance Software
The IP Surveillance software on the CD included with the DCS-2100+ Internet
Camera converts the DCS-2100+ into a powerful, yet flexible, surveillance
system for home or business, with these features:
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Real-time Monitoring
Video Recording to hard disk
High quality video
High video compression ratio
Maximum of 16 cameras with different display layouts
Smart playback
Triggered event browsing
Fast database searching
Configurable automated alarms
Account password protection
Scheduled recording for each camera
Email / FTP video snapshots
AVI file export
Motion detection for each camera
To install IP Surveillance, click on the Install IP Surveillance Software on
the CD included with the Internet Camera. The Welcome screen appears:
Click Next
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Installing IP Surveillance Software (continued)
Click Yes
Please read the Software Licensing Agreement and click Yes if you agree with
the agreement. Click No to exit the installation.
Click Next
Enter your name and company information and click Next.
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Installing IP Surveillance Software (continued)
Select the
destination
directory.
Click Next
Select the
program folder
the software will
be installed into.
Click Next
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Installing IP Surveillance Software (continued)
Click Next
Click Finish
The installation is complete.
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Testing the DCS-2100+ Internet
Camera
Open your Internet browser
and type in the IP address
of the DCS-2100+. In this
example the address is:
http://192.168.0.146
(your DCS-2100+ may have
a different IP address based
on what you used in the IP
Installer program.)
The window in the center of your browser is the camera image window. You
should now see a video image and hear the audio over your computer speakers
from the DCS-2100+. If you are having problems please consult the FAQ section of this manual.
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Security
At this point it is highly recommended that you click on the Configuration button
on the Home screen, and then the Tools tab to bring you to the Admin screen.
Enter a password for security purposes.
To ensure the highest security and prevent unauthorized use of the Internet
Camera, the Administrator has the exclusive privilege to access the System
Administration settings to allow users entry and authorize privileges for all
users. The Internet Camera supports multi-level password protection/access
to the Internet Camera that can be restricted to defined users who have a User
Name and User Password, which is assigned by the Administrator.
The Administrator can release a public user name and password so that when
remote users access the Internet Camera they will have the right to view the
image transmitted by the Internet Camera.
When the Internet Camera is used for the first time, it is highly
recommended that the Administrator set the Administrator Password
to constrain user access to the Internet Camera since the Default
settings are Null String (no password). Once the Password is defined,
only the Administrator has access to the management of the Internet
Camera. This procedure should be done as soon as possible since the
security features of the Internet Camera will not be enabled until the
Administrator Password is defined.
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Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+
with a NAT Router
D-Link’s DCS-2100+ is a versatile and cost effective Internet Camera offering
both video and audio monitoring. It can also serve as a powerful surveillance
system in security applications. The DCS-2100+ can be used with any wired
or 802.11b wireless router. This section explains how to view the camera from
either the Internet or from inside your internal network.
Materials Needed:
• 1 DCS-2100+ Internet Camera
• 1 Ethernet Cable
• A Wired or Wireless router such as the D-Link DI-614+ Wireless Router
• Ethernet based PC for system configuration
SETTING UP THE DCS-2100+ FOR USE BEHIND A ROUTER
Installing a DCS-2100+ Internet Camera on your network is an easy 4–step
procedure:
" Assign a local IP Address to your Internet Camera
# View the Internet Camera Using Your Internet Explorer Web browser
$ Access the Router on Your Web browser
% Open Virtual Server Ports for Your Router (Enable Remote Viewing)
This section is designed to walk you through the setup process for installing
your camera behind a router and enable remote video viewing. For the basic
setup of the DCS-2100+, follow the steps outlined in the Quick Installation
Guide.
After you have completed the setup of the DCS-2100+ outlined in the Quick
Installation Guide you will have an operating camera that has an assigned IP
Address. Because you are using a router to share the Internet with one or
more PCs, the IP Address assigned to the Internet Camera will be a local IP
Address. This allows viewing within your Local Area Network (LAN) until the
router is configured to allow remote viewing of the camera over the Internet.
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Assign a Local IP Address for Your Camera
Run the IP Installer program from the CD included with the DCS-2100+.
Follow the steps in the Quick Installation Guide to configure the
DCS-2100+. The camera will be assigned a local IP Address that allows it
to be recognized by the router. Write down this IP Address for future
reference.
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Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a
NAT Router (continued)
This is the IP Address
assigned to your camera.
Write it down for later use.
192.168.0.146 is only an
example. You will probably
have a different IP Address.
Assign a Local IP Address with IP Installer
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View the Internet Camera using your Internet Explorer Web
browser
Run your Internet Explorer Web browser. In the address bar, type in the IP
Address that was assigned to the Internet Camera by the IP Installer program.
The DCS-2100+ Home Page appears with a window displaying live video from
the camera. You are able to view this screen from any PC running Internet
Explorer on your LAN.
Click on the
Configuration button.
Viewing the Video on the browser to test the connection
Click on the Configuration button on the left side of the display. Scroll to the
bottom of the Network Configuration page to display the ports used by HTTP
and Streaming audio and video.
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NAT Router (continued)
These are the port
settings for your camera.
They can be changed if
needed.
Ports that are used by the DCS-2100+
Router Set-Up and Installation
The following steps generally apply to any router that you have on your network.
The D-Link DI-614+ is used as an example to clarify the configuration process.
Configure the initial settings of the DI-614+ by following the steps outlined in the
DI-614+ Quick Installation Guide.
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Access Your Router on Your Web Browser
If you have cable or DSL Internet service, you will most likely have a dynamically
assigned WAN IP Address. ‘Dynamic’ means that your router’s IP address can
change from time to time depending on your ISP. A dynamic WAN IP Address
identifies your router on the public network and allows it to access the Internet.
To find out what your router’s WAN IP Address is, go to the Status menu on
your router and locate the WAN information for your router (as shown on the
next page). The WAN IP Address will be listed. This will be the address that
you will need to type in your web browser to view your camera over the Internet.
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NAT Router (continued)
http://192.168.0.1
Your WAN IP
Address will be
listed here.
Determine Your Router’s IP Address (WAN)
Note: Because a dynamic WAN IP can change from time to time depending on
your ISP, you may want to obtain a Static IP address from your ISP. A Static IP
address is a fixed IP address that will not change over time and will be more
convenient for you to use to access your camera from a remote location. The
Static IP Address will also allow you to access your camera attached to your
router over the Internet
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Open Virtual Server Ports to Enable Remote Image Viewing
The firewall security features built into the DI-614+ router prevent users from
accessing the video from the DCS-2100+ over the Internet. The router connects
to the Internet over a series of numbered ports. The ports normally used by the
DCS-2100+ are blocked from access over the Internet. Therefore, these ports
need to be made accessible over the Internet. This is accomplished using the
Virtual Server function on the DI-614+ router. The Virtual Server ports used
by the camera must be opened through the router for remote access to your
camera. Virtual Server is accessed by clicking on the Advanced tab of the
router screen.
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NAT Router (continued)
Follow these steps to configure your router’s Virtual Server settings:
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Click Enabled.
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Select Both under Protocol Type (TCP and UDP)
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Enter your camera’s local IP Address (e.g., 192.168.0.146 in
the example in step # above) in the Private IP field.
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If you are using the default camera port settings, enter 80 in to
the Public and Private Port section, click Apply.
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Scheduling should be set to Always so that the camera images
can be accessed at any time.
Repeat the above steps adding ports 5001, 5002 and 5003 to both the
Public and Private Port sections. A check mark appearing before the
camera name will indicate that the ports are enabled.
Important: Some ISPs block access to port 80 and other commonly used
Internet ports to conserve bandwidth. Check with your ISP so that you can
open the appropriate ports accordingly. If your ISP does not pass traffic on port
80, you will need to change the port the camera uses from 80 to something
else, such as 800. Not all routers are the same, so refer to your user manual
for specific instructions on how to open ports.
192.168.0.146
Enter valid ports in the Virtual
Servers section of your
router
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Viewing Your Camera
After all the router settings have been entered correctly, a PC user inside or
outside your network will have access to the camera through the Internet
Explorer Web browser. To access the camera from the Internet, type the IP
Address of the router given to you by your ISP, followed by a colon, and the port
number that you gave your camera (e.g., http://205.163.122.96:83). It is not
necessary to enter the colon and port number if you are using the default Web
server port 80. To access from a computer on your local (home) network,
simply enter the local IP Address of the Camera. (e.g., 192.168.0.146).
Viewing the DCS-2100+ Remotely
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Using the DCS-2100+ with an
Internet browser
If you are following this manual in the order it is presented, you should now have
an operating DCS-2100+ Internet Camera configured with the Installer program.
You also have installed the IP Surveillance software from the CD. This section
of the manual will deal with using the Internet Camera in two parts:
! Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser and accessing
the screens to control and monitor the camera.
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Using IP Surveillance software with the DCS-2100+.
Open your Internet Explorer Web browser and enter the IP address for your
Internet Camera.
In the example, this address is 192.168.0.146. Your address may differ.
If a window appears
asking to install a
Verisign certificate
for authentication
Click Yes.
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Home Page Screen
The image from the DCS-2100+ should be visible from the Home page on your
computer monitor.
There are two
buttons on the left
side of the Home
page:
Connection Type
and
Configuration.
Click on the Connection Type button to change settings related to the
connection.
Click Connection Type
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Home > Connection Type Screen
http://192.168.0.146
The following options are available from the Connection Type screen:
Media Option:
Allows a user to disable audio when viewing video.
Protocol Option
The UDP Protocol should be chosen for the most users. Generally, the client
computer will automatically try these protocols in the following order, UDP ->
TCP -> HTTP.
After the client connects to the DCS-2100+ successfully, the working protocol
will be displayed in Protocol Option. The chosen protocol will be recorded in
the user’s PC and used for the next connection. If the network environment is
changed or users want to let the Web browser automatically detect the protocol,
select UDP manually and click Save to change the setting and return Home to
reconnect with the new setting.
Options:
UDP Protocol - Offers the highest image and video quality.
However, packet losses will diminish image quality when bandwidth
becomes restricted.
TCP Protocol - Packet loss is less likely to occur compared to UDP
when bandwidth is restricted.
HTTP Protocol - If the network is protected by a firewall and it opens
HTTP port (80) only, HTTP protocol must be selected. In this mode,
audio is disabled and only video can be viewed.
Click the Home tab to return to the DCS-2100+ Home page.
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Home > Configuration
Click Configuration
There are 5 tabs across the top of the Configuration screen. From each tab,
different elements of the DCS-2100+ can be configured. The Advanced tab is
the default screen in Configuration and Network is the default screen under
Advanced.
Any changes made to these settings will
require the system to restart to validate.
Make sure every field is correctly typed
before clicking on Apply.
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Configuration > Advanced > Network
Reset IP Address at next boot
Once the DCS-2100+ is configured, this box should be unchecked at all times.
If the box has been checked and the connection is lost, either run IP Installer
or PING the IP Address of the camera from a command prompt to regain the
connection.
General Settings
IP address -
Necessary for network identification.
Subnet mask -
Used to determine if the destination is in the same
subnet. The default value is “255.255.255.0.”
Default router -
The router used to forward frames to destinations
in a different subnet. Invalid router settings may
cause the failure of transmissions to a different
subnet.
Primary DNS -
Primary domain name server that translates
names to IP addresses.
Secondary DNS -
Secondary domain name server to backup the
primary one.
HTTP Settings
HTTP Port-
Can be set to other than the default port 80. When
the administrator changes the HTTP port of the
DCS-2100+ (which has an IP address of
192.168.0.100) from 80 to 8080, users must type
http://192.168.0.100:8080 in the Web browser
bar.
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Configuration > Advanced >Network Settings (continued)
Streaming Settings
Control channel port -
It can be set to other than the default port 5001 to
correspond with the port opened by the firewall.
Audio channel port -
It can be set to other than the default port 5002 to
correspond with the port opened by the firewall.
Video channel port -
It can be set to other than the default port 5003 to
correspond with the port opened by the firewall.
Improve audio quality
in low bandwidth
environment -
In a low bandwidth network environment you can
check this option to improve audio quality by
sacrificing some real-time synchronization.
WLAN Configuration Settings
SSID -
(Service Set Identifier) is a name that identifies a
wireless network. Access Points and wireless
clients attempting to connect to a specific WLAN
(Wireless Local Area Network) must use the
same SSID. The default setting is default.
Wireless Mode-
Click on the pull-down menu; select from the
following options:
Infrastructure - connecting the WLAN using an
Access Point such as the DWL-1000AP+. (The
default setting.)
Ad-Hoc – wireless mode used when connecting
directly to a computer equipped with a wireless
adapter in a peer-to-peer environment.
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Configuration > Advanced >Network Settings (continued)
Channel -
The default wireless channel setting is channel
6. Select the channel that is the same as the
other wireless devices on your network.
TX Rate-
Select the transmission rate on the network.
22 Mbps is the default setting.
Preamble-
Select Long or Short Preamble. The Preamble
defines the length of the CRC block (Cyclic
Redundancy Check is a common technique for
detecting data transmission errors) for
communication between the Access Point and
the roaming wireless Network adapters. Long
Preamble is the default setting. Note: High
network traffic areas should use the shorter
preamble type.
Data Encryption -
Enable Encryption by clicking on the box. The
DCS-2100+ has Encryption disabled as the
default setting.
Auth mode -
Choose one of the following authorization
modes:
Open Authentication -
Communicates the key across the network.
Shared Authentication - Allows communication only with other devices
with identical WEP settings.
Auto -
Will automatically adjust to the Authentication
mode of the wireless client.
Key type -
Select the key length, either 64, 128 or 256 bits.
Key Format Key Index -
Select an ASCII or hexadecimal key format.
You can create up to 4 different security keys.
Click Apply to make
changes effective
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Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP
Click the Mail&FTP button from the Configuration screen to access video
settings that control sending images via email and FTP.
SMTP
SMTP (mail) server 1 -
The domain name or IP address of an external
mail server.
Recipient email address 1 - The email address of recipients for snapshots or
a system log file. Multiple recipients must be
separated by a semicolon “;”
SMTP (mail) server 2 -
The domain name or IP address of a secondary
mail server used if the primary mail server is
unreachable.
Recipient email address 2 - The email address of recipients for the secondary
server.
Return email address -
A return email address to use if the snapshot or
system log email fails to send.
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Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP (Continued)
FTP Settings
Local FTP server port -
It can be other than default port 21. If you find that
you want to change the port to a port number
other than 21, you will need to specify the port
when connecting to the FTP server. For example
FTP://68.5.1.81:60 (if you are to use port 60 for
your FTP server port)
1st FTP server -
The domain name or IP address of the external
FTP server. The following user settings must be
correctly configured for remote access.
1st FTP user name -
Granted user name on the external FTP server.
1st FTP password -
Granted password on the external FTP server.
Granted folder on the external FTP server. The
string must conform to the external FTP server.
Some FTP servers cannot accept a preceding
slash symbol before the path if there is no virtual
path mapping. Refer to the instructions of the
external FTP server for details. The folder privilege
must be open for upload.
1st FTP remote folder -
Primary FTP Passive
Mode-
If the DCS-2100+ is located inside a network that
is protected by a firewall, a data connection for
FTP may be prohibited. Passive mode FTP can
bypass this rule and allow the uploading of
snapshots. If the passive mode is selected, the
DCS-2100+ can automatically attempt to upload
in active mode if the external FTP server does
not support passive mode.
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Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP (Continued)
2nd FTP server -
The domain name or IP address of the external
FTP server.
2nd FTP user name -
Granted user name on the backup FTP server.
2nd FTP password -
Granted password on the backup FTP server.
2nd FTP remote folder -
Granted folder on the backup FTP server.
Secondary FTP passive
Mode -
Passive mode setting for the backup FTP server.
Click Apply to make
changes effective
Invalid settings may cause the DCS-2100+ to not respond. Change the
configuration settings only if necessary. Consult with your network
administrator or your Internet Service Provider (ISP) if you do not have the
necessary information. If you cannot connect to the camera, refer to page
92 for camera reset and restore factory settings procedures.
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Configuration > Advanced > Video
Click the Video button from the Configuration screen to access video settings
that affect how the video image appears.
Click Video
Text on video -
Text will be displayed in the black bar above the video
window with the timestamp. The timestamp is
captured from the date and time of the DCS-2100+
and is maintained by a built-in real-time clock.
Color -
Select the option for color or monochrome video
display.
Size -
Three options exist for two sizes of video display:
Normal is the default video display mode.
Half is a quarter size of Normal.
Half x 2 has the same video size as Normal but
image quality is reduced and it consumes less
network bandwidth.
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Configuration > Advanced > Video (Continued)
Power line frequency
(for fluorescent light)
Fluorescent lights may intermittently flash depending
on the AC power line frequency. Change the
frequency setting to eliminate a flashing image when
the light source is fluorescent light.
Maximum frame rate-
Limits the maximum refresh frame rate. The frame
rate is used with the Video quality control setting
(below) to optimize bandwidth utilization and video
quality.
Video quality control-
To fix the bandwidth utilization regardless of the video
quality, choose Fix bit rate and select the desired
bandwidth. The video quality may be reduced in
order to send maximum frames with limited
bandwidth, especially when images change
drastically. For higher video detail regardless of the
bandwidth selection, select Fix quality and select
a video quality level. This setting will utilize more
bandwidth to send the maximum frames when
images change drastically.
Flip -
Vertically rotate the video.
Mirror -
Horizontally rotate the video. Check both flip and
mirror if the DCS-2100+ is to be installed upside
down.
White balance -
Choose the suitable option for the best color
temperature.
Click Apply to make
changes effective
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Recommendations for setting video for the best
performance:
“Best performance” means the image refresh rate should be the fastest possible
and the video quality should be the best possible at the lowest network bandwidth
possible. Three factors, Maximum frame rate, Fix bit rate, and Fix quality in
the Video Configuration page, are related to performance.
My priority is real-time motion images
To achieve a real-time visual effect, the network bandwidth should be large
enough to transmit 20 image frames per second (fps) or more. If you are on a
broadband network over 1 Mbps, you can set Fix bit Rate to 1000Kbps or
1200Kbps, or set Fix quality to achieve the maximum frames. The maximum
frame rate is 25 in 50Hz system and 30 in 60Hz system. If your network
bandwidth is more than 384Kbps, you can adjust Fix bit rate according to your
bandwidth and set the maximum frame rate of 25 to 30.
If the images vary dramatically in your environment, you may slow down the
maximum frame rate to 20 to decrease the transmitted data for better video
quality. Since the human eye could not easily differentiate between 20 and 25
or 30 frames per second, the slower frame rate will not be noticed. If your
network bandwidth is below 384 Kbps, you should adjust the bit rate according
to your bandwidth and experiment to allow for the best frame rate that can be
achieved. The faster frame rate in a slow network will blur the images. You may
also try to choose Half in size option for better images or Half x 2 for larger
image size. Because the network has burst constraints and everyone’s
environment is not the same, any poor connection will impair normal
performance.
My priority is clear identification for each image
To have the best video quality, you should set Fix quality to detailed or excellent
and tune the Maximum frame rate to suit your network bandwidth. If you get
some broken pictures in a slow network, you can set TCP protocol in
Connection type for a more accurate transmission but the received images
may have a lag. Note that any slow connection with multiple users will impair
performance.
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Recommendations for setting video for the best
performance (continued):
I want to compromise between real-time and clear images
If you have a broadband network, set Fix quality to Good image quality, or
higher, instead of setting the Bit rate. Otherwise, fix the bit rate according to
your actual network speed and set the frame rate to 30. If the image quality is
low, select a lower frame rate above 15. If the image quality is still not improved,
select a lower bit rate.
Configuration > Advanced > Image Settings
Click Image Settings
Click the Image Settings button from the Configuration screen to access the
settings that affect how the video image appears.
From this screen you can fine tune the video image.
Image Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue are all adjusted in the same
manner. For each video compensation you can set from among eleven levels
ranged from -5 to +5. The default setting is zero for each adjustment.
You may press
to fine-tune the image and see what affect the setting
will have on the image. When the image is acceptable, press
to store the
image settings, or
to recall the original settings. If settings are changed
without saving, they will be used until the next system start-up.
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Configuration > Advanced > Motion Detection
Click the Motion Detection button from the Configuration screen to access
settings that affect how the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera can serve as a security
device by recording only when motion is detected.
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Click Motion Detection
Enable motion detection - Check this option to turn on the motion detection.
Window Name -
The text entered here will show at the top of the
window.
Sensitivity -
Sets the measurable difference between two
sequential images that would indicate motion.
Percentage -
Sets the amount of motion in the window being
monitored that is required to initiate a motion
detected alert.
Note: Setting a higher sensitivity and a lower
percentage makes any motion more easily
detected.
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Configuration > Advanced >Motion Detection (continued)
New -
Click to add a new window. A maximum of three
windows can be opened simultaneously. Use
your mouse to drag the window frame to resize
or the title bar to move. Clicking on the ‘x’ at the
upper right corner of the window will close the
window.
Save -
Saves the related settings of that window.
To display motion detection, a graphic bar will rise or fall depending on the
image variation.
A green bar means the image variation is under the monitoring level, and no
motion detection alert is triggered. A red bar means the image variation is over
the monitoring level and a motion detected alert is triggered. When the bar
goes red, the window that the motion is detected in will also be outlined in red
(note: remember that you can have up to 3 windows selected for motion
detection). You can return to the DCS-2100+ Home Page and the monitored
window will not be visible, but the red frame will show on the home page when
motion is detected.
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Configuration > Tools > Admin
Click on the Tools tab to access 4 utility screens for controlling and
administering the DCS-2100+. The default screen in Tools is the Admin screen.
The DCS-2100+ is manufactured without any passwords by default. This allows
the ability to access the DCS-2100+ (including the Configuration) by anyone as
long as the IP address is known. It is recommended that you enter a password
if the DCS-2100+ is intended to be accessed by others.
Type a password in the New Password field to enable protection, and then
confirm the password in Confirm Password field.
This password is used to identify the administrator. You can add accounts with
User name and User Password for other users in the Add user section.
You can provide up to twenty accounts for other users / visitors. Each account
identifies the access right. This allows multiple visitors to share the same account
of different levels. An option to Permit to access DI/DO (Digital In/Digital Out)
is provided for each account. Some users may need to be prohibited from
controlling your attached security devices.
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Configuration > Tools > Admin (continued)
Guest account:
This option allows a user to connect to a camera with
view-only privileges. User name is demo. No password
is required. This is useful for demonstrations and keeps
guests separate from users with accounts.
Configuration > Tools > System
Click on the System button to access the System settings from the Tools
menu.
Click System
Host name -
The text will display as the title at the top of the main
page.
Turn off the LED
indicator -
Check this option to shut off the LED next to the lens.
This will prevent anyone from observing the operation of
the Internet Camera.
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Configuration > Tools > System
Keep current date and
time -
Click to save the current date and time of
DCS-2100+. An internal real-time clock maintains
the date and time even when the power is off.
Sync with computer time- Synchronize the date and time of DCS-2100+
with the local computer. The date and time of the
PC is displayed and updated in the DCS-2100+.
Manual Adjust the date and time according to what is
entered by the administrator. Notice the format in
the related field while typing.
Automatic -
Synchronize with the NTP server over the Internet
whenever the DCS-2100+ starts up. It will fail if
the assigned timeserver cannot be reached.
NTP server -
Assign the IP address or domain name of the
timeserver. Leaving the text box blank will let the
DCS-2100+ connect to default timeservers.
Time zone -
Used to adjust the hour of timeservers for local
settings.
Click Apply to make
changes effective
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Configuration > Tools > Applications
Click on the Applications button to access the Applications settings from the
Tools menu.
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Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued)
Weekly schedule:
Sunday through Saturday - Select the weekdays that should perform the
following operations:
Snapshots begin at -
Set the time to start operations. Setting the
begin time the same as the stop time will
force the operations to run continuously.
Snapshots stop at -
Sets the time to stop the operations.
Event operation:
Delay second(s) before
detecting next event Take snapshots at
second(s) after event -
Sets the time delay before restarting to check the
trigger condition when the current condition is
triggered.
After a snapshot is taken because of a trigger,
another snapshot will be taken after the
configured time in seconds.
Trigger condition -
There are 4 conditions related to the digital input
and three windows for motion detection. There
can be multiple selections. Select the appropriate
digital input condition according to the
characteristics of the external device. High or low
indicate external voltage input for level trigger,
while rising or falling is for edge trigger. There
are three windows shown for the name you
defined for motion detection. Undefined will
show instead of the window title if motion
detection is not setup yet.
Reset output -
Check and save this option to reset the external
device at the digital output back to the original
state.
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Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued)
Trigger action -
There are four options for two actions regarding
either trigger condition. They can have multiple
selections. While choosing the trigger output
alarm, the digital output will short both pins to
connect the circuit of the attached external
device; otherwise both pins will be open. While
choosing to upload snapshots, the method can
be either email or FTP. The snapshot names will
be “videopre.jpg”, videotrg.jpg”, and
“videopos.jpg” respectively for the snapshots
before event, right upon event, and after event.
The date and time suffix may be added according
to the option. Confirm the external mail or FTP
server settings in network configuration.
Sequential operation
Snapshot every
second(s) -
The camera will send snapshots at the specified
interval to the external server according to the
chosen method. Remember this operation is
dependent to the weekly schedule.
Send snapshots by email - Any upload action specified in the options above
will use the method chosen here. The captured
snapshot named “video.jpg” will be attached in
the email with subject “Periodic snapshots.”
Send snapshots by FTP -
The captured snapshots will upload to the
external FTP server with the file name depending
on the next option.
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Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued)
FTP put snapshots with
date and time suffix -
If the suffix is added, the captured date and time
can be easily differentiated from the snapshot file
name in either sequential or event operation. For
instance, “video@20020102030405.jpg” means
the JPEG image was captured at 4 minutes and
5 seconds after 3 o’clock, January 2nd, A.D. 2002.
If the suffix is omitted, the file named “video.jpg”
on the external FTP server will be refreshed at
the specified interval.
Click Apply to make
changes effective
Configuration > Tools > Default
Click on the Default button to access the factory Default settings from the
Tools menu.
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Click Default
Click Apply on the screen to restore the factory default settings. This means
any changes made will be lost and the system will be reset to the initial status
when shipped from the factory. After confirmation, the system will restart and
require the IP Installer software program to setup the DCS-2100+.
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Configuration > Status > Device Info
Click on the Status tab to access Device Info and a Log of DCS-2100+
system activity. The Device Info is the default screen when you click on the
Status tab.
http://192.168.0.146
Click Device Info
The Device Info screen lists the following important settings that are currently
set for the DCS-2100+
! Firmware Version number
! Mac Address
! IP Address
! Subnet Mask
! Default router address
! Primary DNS address
! Secondary DNS Address
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Configuration > Status > Log
Click on the Log button to access a system log of system activity from the
Status menu. The content of the log file reveals useful information about the
current configuration and connection logged after the DCS-2100+ boots up.
Click Log
Configuration > Help
Click on the Help tab to access descriptions of the particular function you
need help with. The help screen is organized in the order of the tabs and then
each menu item under that tab.
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Upon completion of the installation of the IP Surveillance software, you can
run the Monitor program (for monitoring and recording from the DCS-2100+)
from the Windows folder:
Start\ Program Files\D-Link\IP Surveillance\Monitor
or the directory you specified during the installation.
There is also a Playback program (for accessing and playing video captured in
the Monitor program.) The Playback program is detailed starting on page 70.
Before using the IP Surveillance programs you will be asked to set the admin
(administrator) password. The admin password should be at least 6 characters
in length.
Click OK
Click OK
A successful message box will show if you set the admin password successfully.
Monitor Program
admin
******
Click OK
An Authentication dialog box will appear. Enter “admin” as the login for the first
time and enter a password. You will see the Monitor program on your display.
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Control up to 16 DCS-2100+ Internet cameras from this screen.
Minimum Requirements for Multiple Camera Configurations:
For 1 to 4 channels:
Minimum Requirements
OS: MS Windows2000/XP/ME/98SE
CPU: Intel 500 MHz Pentium III or above
SDRAM: 128 MB SDRAM
Hard Disk: 40GB
For 5 to 9 channels:
Minimum Requirements
OS: MS Windows2000/XP
CPU: Intel 933 MHz Pentium III or above
SDRAM: 128 MB SDRAM
Hard Disk: 40GB
For 10 to 16 channels:
Optimal Requirements
OS: MS Windows2000/XP
CPU: Intel 2.0 GHz MHz Pentium IV or above
SDRAM: 256 MB SDRAM
Hard Disk: 40GB
Display Chip: nVidia, TNT2, GeForce with 32 MB display memory or above
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Monitor Program Main Screen:
Misc. Functions
Channel Area
Image Layout Area
Recording Settings
Hard Disk Status
Video Area
Features Menu & Alert
Messages
DI/DO Control
Descriptions of the sections of the Monitor program Main screen:
!
!
!
!
Miscellaneous functions:
Including quitting the application, snapshot, full screen
monitoring, and the Function menu for setting Global Settings,
Camera Configuration, and Backup of data. Tips are provided
when you move the mouse cursor on them.
Channel area
This area displays the status of each video channel (camera)
including: connection, recording, camera selected, and alert
information.
Video area
In this area, you can see the video of the accessed channel, and
some convenient controls.
Layout area
You can change the monitoring layout in this area such as 1
fullscreen image of 1 camera or up to 16 images of different
cameras.
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Recording settings
You can record video onto your hard disk. The recording
schedule is configured in the Scheduler.
!
Hard disk status
In this area, you can get the hard disk status. This informs you
of the available disk space remaining.
!
DI/DO control
Receive the digital input signal and send digital output signal.
!
Alert Message
Display the last alert messages.
Logging In
You need to login to use the IP Surveillance software system. There are two
privileges in the account-password system: the admin (administrator) and the
general user.
Click OK
If you have administrator privileges, you have the right to do the following:
!
Run the configuration tool
!
!
Change the recording schedule
Change the local settings
General users can only monitor the surveillance videos and change the layout
of the Monitor program, but they do not have the right to change any
configuration settings including recording schedules and local settings.
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Configuring a DCS-2100+ in IP Surveillance
When you first login, you should configure the DCS-2100+ from the Camera
Configuration screen found in the Function menu. Once you set up the
administrator privilege, you can access the Camera Configuration screen.
A warning message will appear to warn you that any recording that is occurring
will stop when you access Camera Configuration.
Home > Camera Configuration Screen
Function
setting buttons
Camera
Selections
Local Settings
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Home > Camera Configuration Screen (continued)
In the Local Settings there are four main functions:
Insert – To add cameras to the camera list, specify the IP address and port,
click the Insert button. The program will try to connect to the DCS-2100+. If the
connection succeeds, the admin password of the remote DCS-2100+ camera
is required. If you provide the correct password, the camera will be inserted in
the list.
Delete – This will delete the selected camera from the camera list.
Password – Changes the local “admin” password.
Stop – Provides a way to stop the network connection if the connection freezes
for a long time.
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Changing the Camera Order in the List
You can drag and drop the gray area (fixed area) of the camera list grid to
change the arrangement of cameras. This makes it easy to rearrange the cameras.
Left-click in the
gray area.
Move the mouse to the
location you want and
release the
mouse button. Here video
1 will be moved to the
10th row.
Motion Window and Alert Settings
Show Window Options – If Motion Detection is enabled for the selected
DCS-2100+ camera, each motion window can be turned on in Show Window
Options. Once the motion window is turned on, it will be shown as a green
rectangle in monitoring screen. If you just want to see the motion window when
alerted, you can also turn on the alert window separately. The alert window will
be shown in red rectangle when an alert occurs.
Alert Settings – Some special actions can be performed, such as generating
an alert sound or starting recording when motion is detected or a digital input is
triggered. The digital input can be high-triggered or low-triggered. It depends on
your setting. You can also specify the period to record after the alert-trigger.
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Saving the Changes
Once you click the Save button, the changes in the configuration will be saved
and will validate immediately.
Global Settings
Click on the Global Settings item from
the Function Menu.
This area
indicates backup
status and last
backup time
Snapshot Directory – The directory for storing the snapshot data.
Recording Directory – The directory for storing the recorded video data.
Scheduler Directory – The directory for storing the schedules used for
recording.
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Reserved space – Indicates how many bytes should be reserved on the hard
disk. If the recording data exceeds disk capacity, the new video data will replace
the oldest data (if Cycle Recording box is checked). This space can be
adjusted with the sliding bar below it.
Modulation Mode – For selecting the input signal format (NTSC for US use,
or PAL that is used mostly in Europe).
Alert Sound – Select the sound file of your choice in Windows to play when
there is an alert.
Display options – In each video frame, there are two status bars which contain
Camera location, Connect time, Remote time and Record time. All of them
can be individually enabled here.
Location (Channel number + Text on Video)
Remote Time
Recording Time (day hour:min)
Connect Time (day hour:min)
1day 04:17
0 day 00:15
Backup Settings – Select the backup directory, the backup size of your media,
and the backup locations. You can also delete backup locations here. The
maximum locations cannot exceed 32.
Last Backup Time – Indicates the last time a backup occurred. All Backup
means all the data in this location has been backed up, and No Data means
there is no data stored in this location.
Internet Settings – Set the proxy and IP filters.
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Check here to enable proxy.
Set the proxy & port
Check here to enable filter
Enter IP address to add
Add an IP address
Delete an IP address
Click OK
If you enable proxy server and enable IP restriction, the listed IP
addresses will not use the proxy.
Connecting to the DCS-2100+
Once you connect to the DCS-2100+, you can drag and drop a camera into the
video area to begin viewing video from the camera.
In the channel area, if you do not set up the camera, the color of the camera
number will be gray. Once you set up the camera, the color of the camera
number will turn to blue. You can drag and drop the camera into the video
area, and apply other features if you have the privileges by logging on as an
administrator (admin).
There is a unique light signal above each camera’s number. This indicates the
status of the camera:
Off –
Camera is not connected.
Green – The green light means the camera is connected.
Red –
The red light indicates the camera is both connected and in
recording mode.
Blink – If motion detection is enabled, an alert occurs and the light will
blink.
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Adding a Channel:
Adding a new camera as a channel can be accomplished with a simple drag
and drop procedure. After you have inserted the camera from the Camera
Configuration screen in the Function Menu, the channel number (shown
below) will change from grayed out to blue (see page 55 to Insert a camera):
1. Click on the number of the camera that was inserted previously:
2. Hold the mouse button down and drag the channel number onto a
droppable video area. The video from the new camera will be displayed
in this video display and the light above the camera number changes
from off to green.
Selected channel
to be viewed in the
video area
Trash Can
Recording
Connected & Monitoring
Configured channel
(but not connected)
Not configured channel
Recording button
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Stop Monitoring a Channel:
To stop monitoring a video channel, you can drag and drop the video (in the
video area) to the trash can. To delete a channel:
1. Select the video display of the channel to be discarded.
2. Move the mouse cursor to the channel number.
3. Press and hold the left mouse button, the cursor will change if the
cursor is located in a droppable area.
4. Drag the cursor to the trash can and release the mouse button to
delete the channel.
10:36:13 AM
Channel number
Droppable Areas
Moving Channels to Another Video Area:
The drag and drop procedure also applies to the moving or exchanging of video
channels. In the video area, if you want to exchange the videos of different
channels, you can drag the video and drop it where you want to locate the
video. If the destination video box is empty, then the video in the source video
box will be shown on the destination video box, and the source video box will
be empty. If the destination video box contains video of some channel, then
the videos in the source and destination video box will be exchanged.
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The Layout
There are six layouts in the monitor tool. You can select (by left-clicking on the
icon) which videos you want to monitor. In each layout, you can drag and drop
the “channel number” to any video box in the video area. If all conditions are
okay, then the video will appear in the video box, and the old video is replaced.
6 Camera Layout
1Camera Layout
9 Cameras Layout
16 Camera Layout
The video positions in each layout are saved for the next time the layout is
selected for monitoring.
When you want to view one individual camera, you can double-click on the
video in the video area. The layout has now changed to the larger, single image
display. You can click the up or down button to view different cameras, and
clicking the Back button will switch to the previous selected layout.
Back to
Previous Layout
Double-click to
switch to larger
size Video
Switch Between
Cameras
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Record & Schedule
Record – Record the selected channel manually.
Stop – Stop recording the selected channel manually.
Scheduling – Arrange recording schedule
Enable Scheduler – Record according to the scheduler
settings.
DI/DO Control
Only one user with the administrator privilege can access the DI/DO control at
the same time. Refer to the following figure to control.
Digital Input is High
Set Digital Output to Low
Set Digital Output to High
Alert Message
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If you turn on the Alert function, and a trigger is set off by motion, an alert
message will show in this window. The message format is described as follows:
“time”=>”alert type” #”channel number”(“win1”,”win2",”win3")
For example, the message “03:47:25 PM=>MO #5(0,1,1)” means that a motion
detection alert occurred at 03:47:25 PM in motion window 2 and in motion
window 3.
Backup
The Backup function archives recorded data based on the location and size
you previously selected in Global Settings. You can duplicate the backup data
to a removable device such as CD-ROM, ZIP disk, DVD-RAM or tape manually.
After the backup starts, you cannot configure the camera or change any settings.
You can cancel the backup process by selecting the Cancel Backup option.
After the backup completes, a message appears informing you the backup is
complete.
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Miscellaneous Functions
Quit – Closes the application and saves last settings.
Full Screen – Switch to full screen video, double click the screen to return to
the previous view.
Local Time – Displays the current time.
Snapshot – Takes a snapshot from the selected video and saves it as a bitmap
file. You can set the directory in Global Settings.
Stop Alert Sound – Whenever an alert occurs, the alert sound will start to
play. You can press this button to stop the alert sound and see the alert
messages.
Scheduling
The recording scheduler helps you to schedule the recording time of the video
from the DCS-2100+. You can easily specify the time of recording via both the
graphic user interface and time period selection. Features include:
!
Easy to use graphical user interface
!
One-on-one camera scheduling
!
Up to 9 schedule schemes for each camera
!
Automatic period recording
To enable scheduling, click the Enable
Scheduler box in the Record
Settings from the main screen of the
Monitor program.
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The layout of the scheduler tool is divided into 9 sections. For ease of use,
you may skip to section 7. In section 7, when you input the date, hour and
minute, the times you have selected will appear in the Hour, Day, Week and
Month time-lines (sections 1,2,3 and 4 illustrated here.)
Section 1 of the scheduler tool is the Hour time-line. When you input the hour in
section 7 it will be illustrated in section 1. Alternately, you can enter the scheduling
hour in this timeline although it may be a less efficient method of inputting the
information. You can refer to the Schedule With Time Lines section in the following
pages.
Section 2 is the Day
time-line. When you
schedule the day in
section 7, the result is
displayed here.
Section 3 is the
Week time-line.
1
2
3
4
6
7
Section 4 is the
Month time-line.
Section 5 is the Current
year selector. Choose
the year here that will be
displayed in Section 7.
Section 6 is the
camera selection and
editing area it provides
the IP addresses and
location information for
your reference. There is
an editing schedule
space for saving a
temporary schedule.
This will be explained in
further detail on the
following pages.
9
8
5
Section 7 consists of Begin
time selector, End time
selector, Period selector,
Addition button, and Erase
button. These components
help you choose a period of
time in which to add or delete
records in the schedule.
Section 9 contains the
operation buttons. These
will be explained in the
following pages.
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Section 8 is the
Time Period
selector. Select the
period of time at
which the settings
will apply. The Add
and Erase buttons
are also in this
section. A detailed
explanation of these
features can be
found in the
following pages.
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Current Year Settings And Camera Selector for the Recording function
By default, the scheduler is running with the
current date selected on the time-lines and
Date-time picker. Therefore, the current
scheduling year is the year that you run the
scheduler tool. To change the year setting:
Use the up (increase) and
down (decrease) arrows to
adjust the year setting.
2003
The Date-time selector in Section 7 (see above) will change the year
concurrently. If you change the year with the Date-time selector, the current
year setting will also be changed.
The following is the Camera selector:
Camera
Here you can make two kinds of schedules: a schedule associated with a specific
camera, or a general schedule that is not applied to a specific camera.
If you want to make a schedule that does not belong to any camera, select the
first row for editing.
If you want to create a schedule for a specific
camera, then click on the row of the camera you
wish to schedule. Select the Begin and End Times.
Add any other settings you wish to make. Click the
Add
Add icon to save the changes.
selected
period
schedule
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period schedule
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If users have configured the IP Surveillance software and the DCS-2100+
camera, the IP address and location will show the correct setting. Please note
that when users switch between cameras, the changing of the schedule will be
saved automatically.
The Schedule-Record-File operations
There are six related buttons. These buttons are illustrated on a prior page, as
section 9 in the Scheduling window:
Load:
This operation allows the users to load other schedules
from the schedule database for this camera.
Clear:
This operation will clear all the schedule markers in the
current editing area.
Save:
This button is for applying the changes for the current
schedule.
Save As:
To save the current schedule-record-file to another file
name.
Undo:
Undo the most recent changes.
Close:
Click Close to close this window.
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Schedule with Time Picker
Remember to make the Begin Time earlier than the End Time. Otherwise the
Add action will be ignored.
Select period
Once
Every Hour
Every Day
Every Week
After you have made your Begin Time and End Time selections, select a
period. You may want to record only Once, or you may want to record Every
hour, Every day, Every week or Every Month.
Add
selected
period
schedule
Erase
selected
period
schedule
When you choose Every Hour, the recording scheduler will be guided only by
the minutes setting. Every hour recording will occur during the minutes that
have been selected. (e.g., if the Begin Time was 2:20pm and the End Time
was 7:40pm then the recording would be in effect from 20 minutes past the
hour to 40 minutes past the hour for every hour of the day.)
Similarly, if you choose Every day then only the hour and the minute setting will
apply. If you choose Every week then only the day of the week, the hour and
the minute settings are valid. For Every Month, only the date (excluding the
month and year), the hour and the minute are valid settings.
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Playback Program
The Playback program is a powerful tool to assist you in browsing the recorded
video database. It has two display modes (Normal display mode, Preview Mode)
and three playback methods (Full Range, Time Period, Events Preview). The
main tools it provides include:
Powerful play control tool:
•
Play
•
Stop
•
Pause
•
Fast play (from x1 to x16)
•
Slow play (from /1 to /16)
Convenient display adjustment tool:
•
Zoom in
•
Zoom out
•
Full screen
Flexible searching range adjustment tool:
•
User input (from full range to 1 second)
•
Zoom in (from full range to 10 seconds)
•
Zoom out (up to full range)
•
Page searching
•
Full range
Various exporting tools:
•
AVI file transducer
•
BMP file snapshot
•
Output to printer directly
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Playback Program (continued)
Installation of the IP Surveillance software is detailed in an earlier
section of this manual titled Installation of IP Surveillance Software
under the main section titled Software Installation.
Logging-in
Before you start the Playback software program, it is necessary to login. For
security reasons, only the administrator account can login to Playback. To
change the password of the admin account refer to the section of this manual
titled Logging-In located in the main section Using IP Surveillance software.
After completing the installation of IP Surveillance, you can run the Playback
program from:
Start\Program Files\D-Link\IP Surveillance\Playback
or the directory you specified during the installation.
Area Selection Indicator
Display Area
Control Area
Pull Bar Area
Status Area
Histogram Area
The main window will be shown on the top of the screen and the display resolution
will change to 1024x768 automatically. There are four main areas in the window:
Display area, Histogram area, Control area, and Status area. There are
also three controls the Area selection indicator, the Frame selection
indicator, and the Pull bar. Explanations of the main Playback screen follow:
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Display Area
The display area shows the surveillance database of each camera by events
triggered by an alert or by time. You can change the video size through the
Display Adjustment Tool, and the playback method through the Play Control
Tool. Under the normal display mode you can double click on the frame area to
change the frame size to a 1:1 or 2.25:1 ratio. In the Preview mode, double
clicking on any frame area can change the display mode to normal and show a
10-second interval including the event you selected.
Histogram Area
The histogram is an interactive control. Not only can you get the event’s location
in terms of time, but you can select a group of events or period from the event
histogram area and show it on the display area.
Control Area
The control area contains almost all the control selectors and toolboxes you
need to browse the database (except the page control). The Page Control
Tool is located on the right-bottom corner of the display area when the program
is operating in the preview mode. These control tools include location selector,
period selector, playback method selector, jog dial, display adjustment tool,
exporting tool, and system control tool.
Status Area
The Status Area is located at the bottom of the main window. It tells you about
the program status including display mode, display size, display speed, exporting
file format, and exporting file name.
Area Selection Indicator
In the main Playback screen as shown above the display area has been
highlighted with a yellow rectangle. This rectangle is the area selection indicator.
This indicator can be set to either Display Area or Histogram Area, by moving
your mouse cursor to the Area you want to select. When you select the Display
Area, the Display Adjustment Tool will appear in the control area, and if you
select the Histogram Area, the Display Adjustment Tool will disappear and
the Searching Range Adjustment Tool will be shown in the control area.
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Frame Selection Indicator
The frame selection indicator only appears when you change the display mode
to Preview Mode. It appears as a red rectangle surrounding one of the nine
Event Preview Frames. Once you select one of these frames, you can control
its play status through the jog dial in the control area.
Pull Bar
The Pull Bar is a fast, flexible control for seeking data in the selected time
period. It represents the total length of time in that period. You can click or pull
the indicator on the pull bar to the point you want to see. And the current displaying
video will halt and start to play the video sequence from the point you choose.
If the video sequence has been paused, the display area will show the point
you select without playing. The Pull Bar will only function under the normal
display mode.
Settings
After the main window is shown on the screen, you must modify the settings
to make it work properly. Click on the Settings button in the system control
tool, and the dialog box appears on the screen as shown below:
Explanations of the Settings screen are on the following pages.
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Database path
The most important item in the settings dialog is the database path setting.
You must set it to the directory that contains the surveillance database to
make the program work properly.
AVI file location
It sets the storing directory when you export AVI files. The exported AVI
files will be stored in the sub-directory under the directory you set here
with the name of the location you select.
Bitmap file location
It sets the directory to use the for snapshots when exported as bitmap
files. These exported bitmap files will be stored in the sub-directory under
the directory you set here with the name of the location you select.
AVI Frame rate
This setting sets the amount of frames per second that will be used to
convert a saved video into an AVI file.
Change AVI compression mode
During the AVI compression mode selection, you can select one of the
compression methods that your computer supports to export the AVI file.
Alert window settings
There are three alert windows you can activate during using the monitor
program. In the playback program, you can choose whether these alert
windows will be shown or not. If you check one window, then you will see
that rectangle in green or red color shown in the displaying video sequence.
Modulation mode
The modulation mode should not be changed without knowledge of the
various modes . The quality of the video depends on how you recorded the
video sequence in the monitor program. If you select the wrong mode, the
video shown in the display area will become deformed. If you choose the
wrong modulation mode, you may open the settings dialog again, change
to the correct mode, and restart the playback program, It should then display
properly.
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Control panel position
With this setting you can place the Control panel on either the left or the right of
the screen.
Once you change the setting of modulation or Control panel position, you have
to restart the program to for these changes to take effect. If you set the database
path correctly, the video sequence will start displaying in the normal display
mode when you click on the OK button.
Normal (Single Frame) Mode
You can enter the Normal Mode when you:
•
Change the database path in the settings dialog
•
Change the location selector to another location
•
Change the playback method selector to Full Range
•
Change the playback method selector to Time Period
•
Double click on one of the nine frames in the display area under
the preview mode.
Under the single frame mode, you can use all the tools the playback program
provided except the Page Control. In this mode, the two labels under the pull
bar show the start and end time of the period individually as shown below:
Period Start Time Label
Period End Time Label
2003/01/15 00:28:44
2003/02/15 03:08:01
Histogram Area
The Histogram Area in the single frame mode only shows the event’s occurred
time and the percentage of motion detection with red bars. If you want to access
the Histogram Area, you must change the Area Selection Indicator to the
Histogram Area. You can select a color-inverted region by dragging your mouse
with the left button pressed. When you release the left button, the color-inverted
region will be enlarged to the whole histogram area.
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This color-inverted region will be the new time period the program is going to
display. If you change your mind and don’t want to see that period, you can
cancel it by just pressing the right button of your mouse with the left button still
pressed. If you click on the left button without dragging it, the action will be the
same as clicking on the Pull Bar in the same x-axis position. The dark regions
mean there is no video data in that interval. If you click on those regions, nothing
will happen except a warning message.
Inverted region
Dark Region
Preview (Multiple Frame) Mode
You can enter the preview mode only when you change the playback method
selector to Events Preview. Preview Mode helps you to identify the objects
triggering the events via not only the time information and the alert percentage,
but also the video preview playing. This allows you to easily examine different
alert situations. Under the Preview Mode, the Pull Bar, Transducer button
in Exporting Toolbox, and the Display Adjustment Toolbox are all disabled.
The two labels under the pull bar show the displayed event number and the
total event count individually. There are nine frames in the display area and
these are referred to as “one page”. Each frame displays a 10-second interval
video sequence that contains different events. You can use the Page Up and
Page Down button in the page control to browse the events in the selected
period with nine events per page. And the page status tells you the current
page number and total page count as shown below:
Page Status
Displayed Event Number
Total Event Count
Page Up
Page Down
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Histogram Area
The Histogram Area in the Preview Mode displays events that occurred
previously as red bars, which represent the time and value of the event. Currently
displayed events are represented by green bars and the selected event with
blue bars. If you want to access the histogram area, you must change the Area
Selection Indicator to the Histogram Area. You can select a color-inverted
region by dragging your mouse with the left button pressed.
When you release the left button, the color-inverted region will be enlarged to
the whole Histogram Area. This color-inverted region will be the new period
the program is going to display. If you change your mind and don’t want to see
that period, you can cancel it by just pressing the right button of your mouse
with the left button still pressed. If you click on the left button without dragging
it, the display area will show the event page closest to the point you select. The
dark region means there is no video sequence in that interval. If you click on
these dark regions a warning dialog will appear to inform there is no video
sequence available.
Selector tools
Location selector
Period selector
Playback method selector
Alert area selector
Location Selector
The location selector is a control that lets you select the camera you want to
see. The location information is the same as the location specified in the monitor
program (see Global Settings in the Monitor program section). If there is
more than one database in the same location, another dialog will appear (see
below). You must select an interval in that dialog. The Playback program will
automatically switch to that camera and start displaying.
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Period Selector
Period selector provides a precise way to choose the start time and the end
time of a new period. The end time must be later than the start time. After you
give the correct start and end time, clicking on the Play button in the jog dial will
play the new period in the Display Area. If you change the period start and end
time label, the Pull Bar and Histogram Area will change, too. If the selected
period is not present in the database, the data in the Period Selector will
change to the previous correct start and end time and a warning message will
be displayed.
Playback Method Selector
Full Range
If you select this method, the database will be displayed from the beginning
to the end of this location. Any change in the period selector will take no
effect unless you change this selector to Time Period.
Time Period
If you change the playback method to Time Period, you can modify the
start and end time in the period selector. When you click on the Play button
in the jog dial, the period you select will be displayed.
Events Preview
This method will change the display mode from the normal display mode
to the Preview Mode.
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Playback Program (continued)
Since the program will record the previous start and end time in Time Period
and Events Preview mode. Any time you want to change the period selector
to see another period, you must change the Playback Method Selector to the
mode you want to use first. Otherwise, the Period Selector will revert back to
the previous data used in Playback Method Selector.
Alert Area Selector
In the Preview Mode, the Playback program only can show the event
information of one alert window at a time. If you want to see the events of the
other two alert area windows, you must change the alert area selector to other
alert window numbers. In the normal display mode, the alert window that the
alert area selector indicates will be highlighted with red rectangle if you checked
that window in the settings dialog. The alert area selector will be changed to
alert window zero, when you change the location selector to another one.
Play Control
Speed Indicator
Pause
Play
Forward
Stop
For the play control, a jog dial is used to provide the easiest way to control the
displaying video sequence. Except the Play button, all other buttons can control
the displaying frame in the normal display mode and the selected displaying
frame in the Preview mode.
Play
The Play button is an intelligent play interface. The function of this button
will vary depending on differing circumstances. In the normal display mode,
clicking on the Play button can restart the displaying video sequence. When
in the Preview Mode, if you don’t change the data of Period Selector,
clicking on this button only restarts the selected displaying frame. If the
data of the period selector has been changed, clicking on the Play button
will restart all frames to display the first nine events in the new period.
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Stop
When you want to stop the displaying video sequence, you can click on
the Stop button. Once you have pressed the Stop button, the start point
will be reset to the start of the present period.
Pause
The Pause button provides you a way to pause the displaying video
sequence. When the displaying video is paused, clicking on the Pause
button again will continue the video to display.
Step Forward
This button is only valid when the displaying video sequence is paused. It
will display the next frame in that period when you click on the Step
Forward button one time.
Fast Play and Slow Play
The DCS-2100+ supports up to 16X fast forward play and slow forward play.
If you want to change the playing speed, move the speed indicator. To increase
playing speed, move the indicator in the clockwise direction. And to decrease
playing speed, move it in the counterclockwise direction. The current speed
you set will be shown in the second column of status area.
Display Adjustment Toolbox
Using the Display Adjustment Toolbox, you can change the displaying video
sequence to the size you want to see in the normal display mode when you
move the area selection indicator to the display area. Below is the Display
Adjustment Toolbox and its own three elements, i.e. Zoom In, Zoom Out,
and Full Screen.
Zoom In
When you click on the Zoom In button one time, the image size in the display
area will be magnified 12.5 percent to the original size. The maximum zoomin ratio 2.25:1 for NTSC modulation mode and 1.875:1 for PAL modulation
mode. If you want to see the image in more detail, you can use the full
screen function in the same toolbox.
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Zoom Out
When you click on the Zoom Out button one time, the image size in the display
area will be reduced 12.5 percent to the original size. To show the location and
time information completely, the minimum zoom out ratio is limited in 0.5:1.
Full Screen
When you click on the Full Screen button, the video sequence will be enlarged
to fill the whole screen. You can double click on any place to return to the original
state. When you switch to full screen display, you can press the Alt and Space
keys together to pop the jog dial to control the displaying video sequence. Press
the same keys again will close the jog dial. You can also press the Alt and
Enter keys together to switch between the normal display and full screen display
at any time when the program is under the normal display mode.
Searching Range Adjustment Toolbox
The Searching Range Adjustment Toolbox provides you a faster way to
change the range of the displayed time period. By using this toolbox, you can
browse the database of one location from any 10-second interval over its entire
range. Below is the Searching Range Adjustment Toolbox with its own three
elements: Zoom In, Zoom Out, and Full Range.
Zoom In
Each time you click on the Zoom In button in the searching range adjustment
toolbox, the displayed time period will be half in the center of the original time
period until the period is equal to 10 seconds. You can see the new interval in
more details. The scale of pull bar and alert histogram window changes and
the period start and end time change, too. The period selector will show the
new start and end time. And the display area will restart to display the new
period from the new start time.
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Zoom Out
Each time you click on the Zoom Out button in the searching range adjustment
toolbox, the displayed time period will be double in the center of the original
time period unless the start time or end time exceed the database boundary.
The scale of pull bar and alert histogram window changes and the period start
and end time change, too. The period selector will show the new start and end
time. And the display area will restart to display the new period from the new
start time.
Full Range
As you click on the Full Range button, you will get the same functionality as if
you changed the Playback Method Selector to Full Range.
Exporting Toolbox
You can check the database through the Playback program and also export
the database to other media. Using the Exporting Toolbox, you can export the
database to other more portable formats, such as AVI file, bitmap file or paper.
Then you may use Programs such as Microsoft ® Windows Media Player or
other programs to browse the exporting data. Under the normal display mode,
you can use all the exporting tools. And under the Preview Mode, only snapshot
and print can be used. Shown below are three elements of the Exporting
Toolbox: Transducer, Snapshot and Print.
Transducer
Using the Transducer tool, you can convert the displayed video sequence to
an AVI format file. Just click on the Transducer button and a dialog box appears
(shown below) asking to confirm transforming a database into an AVI file. When
you click on the OK button, the conversion procedure will be started.
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The time required to Export data depends on the speed of the computer and
processor that you are using. At any time during the export, you can click on
the Stop button in the jog dial to stop the procedure. Then you will get an AVI file
from the start time to the time you clicked the Stop button. The exported AVI
filename will be generated automatically and will be listed in the fourth column
of the status area. If you want to change the output directory, you can go to the
Settings Window (See Page 73). To increase the quality of an exported AVI
file, it is suggested to set the video format to normal size (please refer to the
Camera Configurations section on Page 54 and Page 35 for setting the video
format).
Snapshot
When you click on the Snapshot button one time, the program will export a
bitmap. In the normal display mode, the exporting bitmap is the image shown in
the display area. And in the Preview Mode, it is the image that you selected
through the Frame Selection Indicator. The size of the bitmap will be the
same as that of the image you select. The exported bitmap filename will be
generated automatically and listed in the fourth column of the status area. If
you want to change the output directory, you can go to the Settings window.
Print
When you click on the Print button, a dialog box appears. After you make your
selection and send to the printer, the images on the Display Area will be printed
out.
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System Control Toolbox
The System Control Toolbox provides basic operations for the playback program.
The three elements of the system control toolbox:. Lock Window, Settings,
and Quit.
Lock Window
To protect your computer while left unattended you can click on the Lock
Window button to lock the main window. Once you click this button, the main
window will be hidden and the login dialog will appear. To return to the main
window, you need to enter the admin password again.
Settings
The settings dialog will pop up when you click the Settings button. For more
information regarding these settings see Pages 73 and 74.
Quit
The playback program will terminate when you click on the Quit button. If the
AVI exporting procedure is running, this procedure will be stopped first.
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Firmware Upgrades
The DCS-2100+ Internet Camera supports firmware upgrades (the software
that controls the operation in the DCS-2100+). D-Link will supply the latest
firmware version on the D-Link support Web site at: support.dlink.com.
To upgrade the firmware:
Download the latest firmware file from D-Link.
Click on the file Upgrade Wizard located on the CD enclosed with the
DCS-2100+.
Power on the DCS-2100+ and connect it to the Ethernet port of your computer.
The Wizard will ask for the IP Address of your camera and for your administrator
password:
Click Next
The Upgrade Wizard will attempt to find the DCS-2100+. If it cannot, an error
message indicating this will appear.
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If the Upgrade Wizard finds the Internet Camera the following screen asks for
the file name or gives you the choice to browse for the file. The file name
should be FLASH.BIN for the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera.
Click Next
The firmware file is scanned by the Upgrade Wizard and the version is reported
to you.
Click Yes
After clicking Yes the upgrade begins. The progress of the upgrade is displayed
on the this screen:
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Click Exit
Warning
The download firmware procedure cannot be interrupted.
If the power or network connections are broken during
the download procedure it might possibly cause serious
damage to the Internet Camera.
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Appendix
Frequently Asked Questions
Internet Camera Features
Q: What is an Internet Camera?
A: The Internet Camera is a standalone system connecting directly to an
Ethernet or Fast Ethernet network. It differs from a conventional PC Camera,
the Internet Camera is an all-in-one system with built-in CPU and Web-based
solutions providing a low cost solution that can transmit high quality video images
for monitoring. The Internet Camera can be managed remotely, accessed and
controlled from any PC/Notebook over an Intranet or the Internet from a Web
browser.
Q: What is the maximum number of users that can be allowed to access
DCS-2100+ simultaneously?
A: The maximum number of users that can log onto the Internet Camera at the
same time is 10. Please keep in mind the overall performance of the transmission
speed will slow down when many users are logged on.
Q: What algorithm is used to compress the digital image?
A: The Internet Camera utilizes H.263+ MPEG-4 Short Header Mode image
compression technology providing high quality images. MPEG is a standard for
image compression and can be applied to various Web browser and application
software without the need to install extra software.
Q: Can I capture still images from the Internet Camera?
A: Yes you are able to capture still images with the snapshot function from the
software application CD supplied with the Internet Camera.
Internet Camera Installation
Q: Can the Internet Camera be used outdoors?
A: The Internet Camera is not weatherproof. It needs to be equipped with a
weatherproof case to be used outdoors and it is not recommended.
Q: When physically connecting the Internet Camera to a network what
network cabling is required?
A: The Internet Camera uses Category 5 UTP cable allowing 10 Base-T and
100 Base-T networking.
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Q: Can the Internet Camera be setup as a PC-cam on a computer?
A: No, the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera is used only on an wireless 802.11b,
Ethernet or Fast Ethernet network. The D-Link DSB-C110, DSB-C310 can be
used as a PC Camera (Webcam).
Q: Can the DCS-2100+ be connected on the network if it consists of only
private IP addresses?
A: The Internet Camera can be connected to a LAN with private IP addresses.
Q: Can the DCS-2100+ be installed and work if a firewall exists on the
network?
A: If a firewall exists on the network, port 80 is open for ordinary data
communication. The DCS-2100+ uses port 5001 for control and synchronization,
port 5002 for streaming audio and port 5003 for streaming video. These ports
(or the ports you specify from the Advanced Tab in the Configuration screen if
you change the default ports) need to be opened on the firewall.
Q: Why am I unable to access the DCS-2100+ from a Web browser?
A1: If a router or firewall is used on the network, the correct ports for the
DCS-2100+ may not be configured on the router or firewall. To correct the
problem, you need to determine if the DCS-2100+ is behind a router or firewall
and if the router or firewall is properly configured for the ports the DCS-2100+
is using. Refer to Page 19 for help in opening the correct ports on a router or
firewall for use with the DCS-2100+.
A2: Other possible problems might be due to the network cable. Try replacing
your network cable. Test the network interface of the product by connecting a
local computer to the unit, utilizing a Ethernet crossover cable. If the problem is
not solved the Internet Camera might be faulty.
Q: Why does the Internet Camera work locally but not externally?
A1: This might be caused by network firewall protection. The firewall may need
to have some settings changed in order for the Internet Camera to be accessible
outside your local LAN. Check with the Network Administrator for your network.
A2: Make sure that the Internet Camera isn’t conflicting with any Web server
you may have running on your network.
A3: The default router setting might be a possible reason. Check that the
configuration of the router settings allow the Internet Camera to be accessed
outside your local LAN.
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Frequently Asked Questions (continued)
Q: I connected the Internet Camera directly to a computer with a crossover cable Ethernet cable and received the following Windows error upon
running IP Installer:
A1: This Windows error will occur if the Internet Camera is connected to a
computer that is not properly configured with a valid IP address. Turn off DHCP
from the Network Settings in Windows and configure the computer with a valid
IP address or connect the camera to a router with DHCP enabled.
A2:This error can also occur if the IP Installer icon is clicked on more than
once from the setup wizard.
Q: Why does a series of broad vertical white lines appear throughout
the image?
A: It could be that the CMOS sensor has become overloaded when it has been
exposed to bright lights such as direct exposure to sunlight or halogen lights.
Reposition the Internet Camera into a more shaded area immediately as
prolonged exposure to bright lights will damage the CMOS sensor.
Q: The focus on the Internet Camera is bad, how can I correct it?
A1: Adjust the Internet Camera focus manually as described in Adjusting the
Internet Camera Focus in the Appendix section of this manual.
A2: If you have previously changed the supplied CS-type lens, you may have
unintentionally installed a C-type lens without fitting the adaptor first.
Q: Noisy images occur. How can I solve the problem?
A1: The video images might be noisy if the Internet Camera is used in a very
low light environment. To solve this issue you need more lighting.
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Frequently Asked Questions (continued)
Q: The images appear to be of poor quality, how can I improve the image
quality?
A1: Make sure that your computer’s display properties are set above 256 colors.
Using 16 or 256 colors on your computer will produce dithering artifacts in the
image, making the image appear to be of poor quality.
A2: The configuration on the Internet Camera image display is incorrect. Through
the Advanced>Configuration section of the Web management you need to
adjust the image related parameters such as brightness, contrast, hue and
power line frequency for fluorescent light . Please refer to the
Advanced>Configuration>Video section on Page 35 and 36 for detailed
information.
How to PING Your IP Address
The PING (Packet Internet Groper) command can determine whether a specific
IP address is accessible by sending a packet to the specific address and waiting
for a reply. It can also provide a very useful tool to confirm if the IP address
conflicts with Internet Camera over the network.
Follow the step-by-step procedure below to utilize the PING command but first
you must disconnect Internet Camera from the network.
Start a DOS window.
Type ping x.x.x.x, where x.x.x.x is the IP address of the Internet Camera.
The replies, as illustrated below, will help diagnose any connection problems.
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Reset and Restore
There is a button hidden in the pinhole beside the Ethernet socket. It is
used to reset the system or restore the factory default settings.
Sometimes resetting the DCS-2100+ will return the system back to a
normal state. If the system still has problems after reset, restore the
factory settings and install again:
RESET:
1. Lightly insert a paper clip (or a similar sized tool) into the
reset hole on the back of the camera, press lightly and
then release the button.
2. The LED on the front of the camera will begin blinking red
and green.
3. When the LED stops the blinking the reset has completed.
RESTORE: 1. Insert the paper clip or other tool and press on the button
continuously.
2. Wait for the LED on the front of the camera to blink red
and green and hold the button through two cycles of
blinking (about 5-7 seconds.)
3. Withdraw the tool after the second cycle of the LED
blinking and a factory restore has been completed.
Reset button
Restoring the factory defaults will result in the
loss of any previous settings and will require
running the IP Installer to return the
DCS-2100+ to a normal state.
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I/O Connector
I/O Connector Definition for the Internet Camera
The DCS-2100+ provides a general I/O terminal block with one digital input and
one relay switch for device control. Pin 1 and pin 2 can be connected to an
external sensor and the state of voltage will be monitored from the initial state
‘LOW’. The relay switch of pin 3 and pin 4 can be used to turn on or off the
external device.
The I/O connector provides the physical interface for digital output (DO) and
digital input (DI) that is used for connecting a diversity of external alarm devices
to the Internet Camera such as IR-Sensors and alarm relays.
The digital input is used for connecting external alarm devices and once triggered
images will be taken and e-mailed.
I/O Connector
I/O Terminal Block:
1 DI+
2 DI3 SW_COMMON
4 SW_NOPEN
INPUT (Max. 50mA, 12VDC)
INPUT (Initial state of DI is low)
OUTPUT (open from SW_OPEN at initial state)
(close with SW_OPEN when set DO to ON)
OUTPUT (Max. 1A, 24VDC or 0.5A, 125VAC)
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Adjusting the Camera Focus
The DCS-2100+ Internet Camera features an interchangeable C/CS-type lens
that can be used for different applications as necessary. It supports rotational
focus control so the lens can be adjusted to focus under normal and stable
conditions to maximize the image quality of the Internet Camera.
Fixed Lens Assembly
Do NOT adjust
Camera Lens
Adjust focus by turning
clockwise or counterclockwise
To adjust the focus of the lens you will need to turn the lens slowly either
clockwise or counterclockwise until the desired image appears. DO NOT
overturn the lens in either direction as it will be out of focus. Unless you want to
substitute the lens DO NOT unscrew more than 1.0mm apart from the Fixed
Lens Assembly.
To help you get the best image quality, keep in mind that while adjusting the
cameras focus you can preview the image quality from your Web browser.
Note:
You can further adjust the Internet Camera’s image quality through
the web configuration under:
Configuration > Advanced > Video
Please refer to Using the DCS-2100+ section for further details.
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Replacing the Lens
Since the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera is designed with a CS-mount, the lens
equipped with the Internet Camera can be replaced with any standard C or CSmount lens commonly used within the surveillance industry.
Follow the instructions below to replace the supplied lens with any C or CSmount lens.
1. Unscrew the Internet Camera lens
2. When using a C-mount lens, attach the new lens to a CS to C-mount
adapter.
3. Screw the new lens onto the Internet Camera.
4. Refer to Adjusting the Internet Camera Focus on the previous page.
5. Refresh the Web browser and monitor the results from the Internet Camera.
Warning!
Direct exposure to sunlight may cause permanent
damage to the CMOS sensor. Therefore do not expose the Internet Camera’s lens directly to sunlight.
When operation is required in glaring light environment,
it is recommended to use an iris lens.
The Internet Camera is designed for indoor usage and if your application requires prolonged exposure to sunlight, a sun visor is recommended to protect the Internet Camera.
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Technical Specifications
Remote management
Camera configuration and Camera system log can be accessed remotely via Internet
Explorer 5.x or above Web browser.
Networking
Protocol
TCP/IP, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, NTP, DNS and DHCP
Ethernet
Enhanced 802.11b wireless or 10BaseT or 100BaseT Fast Ethernet auto-negotiation
WLAN
2.4Hhz 802.11b+ DSSS CSMA/CA Protocol
Bit rate: 22/11/5.5/2/1 Mbps
Security: Up to 256-bit WEP
Antenna
2.4Ghz swivel type, monopole
Frequency
2.4Ghz-2.5Ghz
Impedance
50 Ohms nominal
Gain
2dBi typical
Video
Algorithm supported
H.263+ (MPEG-4 Short header mode)
Features
Three adjustable image sizes and motion detection windows with adjustable bit rate
Audio
24Kbps
8K sampling rate
Video resolution
Up to 30 fps at 160x120
Up to 30 fps at 320x240
General I/O
1 opto-isolated sensor input (max. 12VDC 50mA)
1 relay output (max. 24VDC 1A, 125VAC 0.5A)
Security
Administrator and user group protected
Password authentication
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Technical Specifications (continued)
LED indicator
Bi-color status indicator
Camera specification
1/3 inch color CMOS sensor
2.5Lux/F1.4
AGC/AWB
Electronic shutter: 1/60 ~ 1/15000 second
Standard CS mount type lens, 6mm, F1.8
Power
12VDC 1.5A, external power supply
Weight
328 grams
Dimension
160mm(L) x 83.5mm(W) x 54mm(H)
Viewing system requirement
Protocol
Standard TCP/IP Internet Suite
ActiveX
Operating system
Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, ME or 98SE
Browser
Internet Explorer 5.x or above
Environmental
Operating
40° to 113° F
Storage
-4° to 158° F
Humidity
Max 95% RH
Safety
FCC class B
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Contacting Technical Support
Technical Support
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U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link Technical Support through our
website, or by phone.
Tech Support for customers within the United States:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
(877) 453-5465
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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email:support@dlink.com
Tech Support for customers within Canada:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
(800) 361-5265
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 9:00pm EST
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
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Time Zone Table
GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time, which is the global time that all
time zones are measured from.
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