Eneo DLR4-08 Operating instructions

Operating Instructions
Digital Video Recorder
H.264, DVD-RW, Ethernet
DLR4-08/xxx(T)DV (8-Channel)
DLR4-16/ xxx(T)DV (16-Channel)
Digital Video Recorder
Safety instructions
EMC class
► This video recorder (DVR) is a class A device in accordance with EN 55022.
► This device may cause interference to other equipment in domestic use. In such cases the persons
operating the DVR are required to provide appropriate countermeasures, for which they themselves
bear the cost.
Importance of these Operating Instructions
► Please read the safety instructions and the other information contained in the Operating Instructions
before connecting up and operating the DVR.
► The Operating Instructions should be kept in a safe place for later reference.
Ambient conditions for the DVR
► The DVR should be protected against excessive heat, dust, damp and vibration.
► The DVR may only be operated at temperatures between +5°C and +40°C, and up to a maximum
air humidity of 90%.
► The DVR may only be operated indoors, and must be protected against incursion of water and damp.
Care of the DVR
► Never switch on the DVR when damp has penetrated it. In such cases, have the DVR checked by
a qualified service engineer.
► Do not place any heavy objects on the DVR.
► Never cover over the DVR's vents.
► Never insert metal objects or any other items into the vents. This may permanently damage the DVR.
► The housing may only be opened by authorized persons. Repairs may only be carried out by qualified
service personnel.
► The DVR must be disconnected from the power supply before its housing is opened.
Getting started with the DVR
► When laying the connecting cables, make sure no weight is placed on them, that they are not
kinked or damaged, and that no damp can penetrate them.
Cleaning the DVR
► The housing of the DVR may only be cleaned with a damp (not wet) cloth.
► Use only a mild detergent. Do not use solvent-containing detergents or petrol. This could permanently
damage the surface finish.
Spare parts
► Use only original spare parts from Videor E. Hartig GmbH.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 — Introduction ......................................................................................................... 1
Feature ................................................................................................................................1
Technical Overview..............................................................................................................1
Chapter 2 — Installation...........................................................................................................3
Package Contents................................................................................................................3
Required Installation Tools...................................................................................................3
Video Input .....................................................................................................3
Video Loop Through .........................................................................................3
RS485 Port.....................................................................................................4
Alarm Input/Output ...........................................................................................4
Network Port ...................................................................................................4
RS232C Port ..................................................................................................4
Video Out .......................................................................................................5
Factory Reset Switch........................................................................................5
Power Cord Connector .....................................................................................5
Chapter 3 — Configuration.......................................................................................................6
Front Panel Controls ............................................................................................................ 6
Camera Buttons (1 to 16) ..................................................................................7
SPOT/DISPLAY Button .....................................................................................7
SEQUENCE/GROUP Button ..............................................................................7
CAMEO/MENU Button ......................................................................................8
Power LED .....................................................................................................8
HDD LED .......................................................................................................8
Alarm Out LED ................................................................................................8
Network LED ..................................................................................................8
Clip Copy LED ................................................................................................8
USB Port........................................................................................................8
Arrow Buttons .................................................................................................8
PLAY/PAUSE Button ........................................................................................9
PANIC Button .................................................................................................9
PLAYBACK Button...........................................................................................9
ALARM Button ................................................................................................9
CLIP COPY Button ..........................................................................................9
PTZ/Zoom Button ............................................................................................9
ID Button on Remote Control .............................................................................9
Turning on the Power......................................................................................................... 10
Initial Unit Setup................................................................................................................. 10
Setup Screen ...................................................................................................10
System Setup..................................................................................................................... 11
Information ...................................................................................................11
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Date/Time ....................................................................................................13
Storage........................................................................................................14
User ............................................................................................................15
Shutdown .....................................................................................................17
Network Setup ................................................................................................................... 17
Network .......................................................................................................17
Notification ...................................................................................................20
Devices Setup.................................................................................................................... 21
Camera .......................................................................................................21
Alarm-Out Screen ..........................................................................................23
Display ........................................................................................................24
Remote Control .............................................................................................26
Recording Setup ................................................................................................................27
Record ........................................................................................................27
Schedule......................................................................................................28
Pre-Event .....................................................................................................30
Event Setup ....................................................................................................................... 31
Alarm-In .......................................................................................................31
Motion Detection ...........................................................................................32
Video Loss ...................................................................................................34
Video Blind ...................................................................................................36
Text-In .........................................................................................................37
System Event................................................................................................40
Event Status .................................................................................................41
Chapter 4 — Operation ..........................................................................................................42
Turning on the Power......................................................................................................... 42
Live Monitoring................................................................................................................... 42
Live Monitoring Menu .....................................................................................43
Active Cameo Mode .......................................................................................44
Zoom Mode ..................................................................................................44
PTZ Mode ....................................................................................................44
Event Monitoring ...........................................................................................46
Covert Camera ..............................................................................................46
Spot Monitoring .............................................................................................46
Using a Mouse ................................................................................................................... 47
Recording Video ................................................................................................................ 47
Panic Recording ............................................................................................48
Playing Recorded Video..................................................................................................... 48
Searching Video................................................................................................................. 49
Search Menu ................................................................................................50
Event Log Search ..........................................................................................51
Record Table Search......................................................................................52
Calendar Search ...........................................................................................53
Motion Search ...............................................................................................54
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Text-In Search ..............................................................................................55
Clip-Copy .....................................................................................................56
Print ............................................................................................................57
Appendix ................................................................................................................................ 58
USB Hard Disk Drive Preparation ...................................................................................... 58
Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows XP and Windows Vista.....................58
Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows 98 ................................................58
Text-In Search Examples................................................................................................... 59
Search Example I ..........................................................................................59
Search Example II .........................................................................................59
WebGuard .......................................................................................................60
Web Monitoring Mode.....................................................................................61
Web Search Mode .........................................................................................63
Time Overlap ..................................................................................................................... 64
Connector Pin Outs............................................................................................................ 65
I/O Connector Pin Outs ...................................................................................65
RS485 Connector Pin Outs ..............................................................................65
Map of Screens.................................................................................................................. 66
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................. 67
System Log Notices ........................................................................................................... 67
Error Code Notices.............................................................................................................68
Specifications..................................................................................................................... 69
List of Illustrations
Figure 1 — Typical DVR installation. .........................................................................................................2
Figure 2 — 16-Channel DVR rear panel. ...................................................................................................3
Figure 3 — 16-Channel DVR front panel. ..................................................................................................6
Figure 4 — Infrared remote control. ...........................................................................................................7
Figure 5 — Login screen..........................................................................................................................10
Figure 6 — Logout screen........................................................................................................................10
Figure 7 — Setup screen. ........................................................................................................................10
Figure 8 — System menu. .......................................................................................................................11
Figure 9 — Information setup screen. ......................................................................................................11
Figure 10 — Date/Time setup screen. .....................................................................................................13
Figure 11 — Holiday setup screen. ..........................................................................................................13
Figure 12 — Time Sync. screen...............................................................................................................14
Figure 13 — Storage Information screen. ................................................................................................14
Figure 14 — Storage Status screen. ........................................................................................................15
Figure 15 — User setup screen. ..............................................................................................................15
Figure 16 — Shutdown screen.................................................................................................................17
Figure 17 — Network menu. ....................................................................................................................17
Figure 18 — Network setup screen..........................................................................................................17
Figure 19 — LAN (Manual) setup screen.................................................................................................18
Figure 20 — DVRNS setup screen. .........................................................................................................19
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Figure 21 — WebGuard setup screen. ....................................................................................................20
Figure 22 — Notification Mail setup screen..............................................................................................20
Figure 23 — Notification Callback setup screen. .....................................................................................21
Figure 24 — Devices menu......................................................................................................................21
Figure 25 — Camera setup screen. .........................................................................................................21
Figure 26 — Camera PTZ setup screen. .................................................................................................22
Figure 27 — Alarm-Out Settings screen. .................................................................................................23
Figure 28 — Alarm-Out Schedule screen. ...............................................................................................23
Figure 29 — Display OSD screen. ...........................................................................................................24
Figure 30 — Main Monitor screen. ...........................................................................................................24
Figure 31 — Spot Monitor screen. ...........................................................................................................25
Figure 32 — VGA screen. ........................................................................................................................25
Figure 33 — Remote Control setup screen..............................................................................................26
Figure 34 — Record menu.......................................................................................................................27
Figure 35 — Record Settings screen. ......................................................................................................27
Figure 36 — Panic Record screen. ..........................................................................................................28
Figure 37 — Schedule setup screen. ........................................................................................... 28
Figure 38 — Schedule – Settings (Advanced Mode) setup screen..........................................................29
Figure 39 — Pre-Event setup screen. ......................................................................................................30
Figure 40 — Event menu. ........................................................................................................................31
Figure 41 — Alarm-In Settings screen. ....................................................................................................31
Figure 42 — Alarm-In Actions 1 screen. ..................................................................................................31
Figure 43 — Alarm-In Actions 2 screen. ..................................................................................................32
Figure 44 — Motion Detection Settings screen........................................................................................32
Figure 45 — Motion Detection Actions 1 screen. .....................................................................................33
Figure 46 — Motion Detection Actions 2 screen. .....................................................................................34
Figure 47 — Video Loss Settings screen. ................................................................................................34
Figure 48 — Video Loss Actions 1 screen. ..............................................................................................35
Figure 49 — Video Loss Actions 2 screen. ..............................................................................................35
Figure 50 — Video Blind Settings screen.................................................................................................36
Figure 51 — Video Blind Actions 1 screen...............................................................................................36
Figure 52 — Video Blind Actions 2 screen...............................................................................................37
Figure 53 — Text-In Settings screen. ......................................................................................................37
Figure 54 — Text-In Device screen. ........................................................................................................38
Figure 55 — Text-In Actions 1 screen......................................................................................................39
Figure 56 — Text-In Actions 2 screen......................................................................................................39
Figure 57 — Health Check screen ...........................................................................................................40
Figure 58 — Storage screen. ...................................................................................................................40
Figure 59 — System Event Actions screen..............................................................................................41
Figure 60 — Event Status screen. ...........................................................................................................41
Figure 61 — Live Monitoring menu. .........................................................................................................42
Figure 62 — PTZ Select Camera menu. ..................................................................................................45
Figure 63 — PTZ Preset menu. ...............................................................................................................45
Figure 64 — Sequence menu. .................................................................................................................46
Figure 65 — Mouse Display menu. ..........................................................................................................47
Figure 66 — Select Playback Camera menu. ..........................................................................................48
Figure 67 — Search menu. ......................................................................................................................49
Figure 68 — Event Log Search screen. ...................................................................................................51
Figure 69 — Record Table Search screen...............................................................................................52
Figure 70 — Calendar Search screen......................................................................................................53
Figure 71 — Motion Search screen. ........................................................................................................54
Figure 72 — Text-In Search screen. ........................................................................................................55
Figure 73 — Clip-Copy screen.................................................................................................................56
Figure 74 — Print screen. ........................................................................................................................57
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Chapter 1 — Introduction
Feature
Your color digital video recorder (DVR) provides recording capabilities for eight or 16 camera inputs. It provides
exceptional picture quality in both live and playback modes, and offers the following features:
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8 or 16 Composite Video Input Connectors
Compatible with Color (NTSC or PAL) and B&W (CCIR and EIA-170) Video Sources
Auto Detection for NTSC and PAL
H.264 Codec
Multiple Monitor Connectors: 1 BNC Video Out, 1 Spot, 1 VGA
Multiple Search Engines (Date/Time, Calendar, Record Table, Event)
Real-time Recording (480/400 Images per Second (NTSC/PAL) with Standard (CIF) Resolution)
“Loop-Through” Video Connectors
Continuous Recording in Disk Overwrite Mode
2 USB 2.0 Ports
Continues Recording while Transmitting to Remote Site and during Playback
User-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) Menu System
Multiple Recording Modes (Time-lapse, Pre-event, Alarm, Motion and Panic)
Text Input for ATM and POS
Alarm Connections Include: Input, Output and Reset Input
Built-in Alarm Buzzer
Live or Recorded Video Access via Ethernet
Time Synchronization using industry standard protocol
Built-in DVD RW Drive
IR Remote Control
Self-diagnostics with automatic notification including hard disk drive S.M.A.R.T. protocol
Technical Overview
In addition to replacing both a time-lapse VCR and a multiplexer in a security installation, your DVR has many features
that make it much more powerful and easier to use than even the most advanced VCR.
The DVR converts analog NTSC or PAL video to digital images and records them on a hard disk drive. Using a hard
disk drive allows you to access recorded video almost instantaneously; there is no need to rewind tape. The technology
also allows you to view recorded video while the DVR continues recording video.
Digitally recorded video has several advantages over analog video recorded on tape. There is no need to adjust tracking.
You can freeze frames, fast forward, fast reverse, slow forward and slow reverse without image streaking or tearing.
Digital video can be indexed by time or events, and you can instantly view video after selecting the time or event.
Your DVR can be set up for event or time-lapse recording. You can define times to record, and the schedule can change
for different days of the week and user defined holidays.
The DVR can be set up to alert you when the hard disk drive is full, or it can be set to record over the oldest video once
the disk is full.
Your DVR uses a proprietary encryption scheme making it nearly impossible to alter video.
You can view video and control your DVR remotely by connecting via Ethernet. There are two USB ports that can
be used to upgrade the system or copy video clips to external hard disk and flash drives.
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Figure 1 — Typical DVR installation.
NOTE: This manual covers the 8- and 16-channel digital video recorders. The DVRs are identical except for the
number of cameras and alarms that can be connected and the number of cameras that can be displayed.
For simplicity, the illustrations and descriptions in this manual refer to the 16-camera model.
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Chapter 2 — Installation
Package Contents
The package contains the following:
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Power Cord
Operating Instructions (This Document)
RAS Software CD and Operating Instructions
Rack-mount Kit
Assembly Screws and Guide Rails for Adding Hard Disk Drives
Infrared Remote Control
Required Installation Tools
No special tools are required to install the DVR. Refer to the installation manuals for the other items that make up
part of your system.
Figure 2 — 16-Channel DVR rear panel.
Video Input
Alarm Input/Output
Video Out
Video Loop Through
Network Port
Factory Reset Switch
RS485 Port
RS232C Port
Power Cord Connector
Your DVR can be used with either NTSC or PAL equipment.
NOTE: You cannot mix NTSC and PAL equipment. For example you cannot use a PAL camera and an NTSC
monitor.
Video Input
Connect the coaxial cables from the video sources to the BNC Video In connectors.
Video Loop Through
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If you would like to connect your video source to another device, you can use the Loop BNC connectors.
NOTE: The Loop BNC connectors are auto terminated. Do NOT connect a cable to the Loop BNC unless it is
connected to a terminated device because it will cause poor quality video.
RS485 Port
The DVR can be controlled remotely by an external device or control system, such as a control keyboard,
using RS485 half-duplex serial communications signals. The RS485 connector can also be used to
control PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) cameras. Connect RX+/TX+ and RX-/ TX- of the control system to the +
and – (respectively) of the DVR. See Chapter 3 ─ Configuration and the PTZ camera or remote controller
manufacture’s manual for configuring the RS485 connection.
Alarm Input/Output
NOTE: To make connections on the Alarm Connector Strip, press and hold the button and insert the wire in the
hole below the button. After releasing the button, tug gently on the wire to make certain it is connected.
To disconnect a wire, press and hold the button above the wire and pull out the wire.
AI 1 to 16 (Alarm-In): You can use external devices to signal the DVR to react to events. Mechanical or electrical
switches can be wired to the AI (Alarm-In) and GND (Ground) connectors. The threshold voltage of electrical switches
for NC (Normally Closed) is above 2.4V and for NO (Normally Open) is below 0.3V, and should be stable at least 0.5
seconds to be detected. The voltage range of alarm input is from 0V to 5V. See Chapter 3 ─ Configuration for
configuring alarm input.
GND (Ground): Connect the ground side of the Alarm input and/or alarm output to the GND connector.
NOTE: All the connectors marked GND are common.
NC/NO (Relay Alarm Outputs): The DVR can activate external devices such as buzzers or lights. Connect the device
to the C (Common) and NC (Normally Closed) or C and NO (Normally Open) connectors. NC/NO is a relay output
which sinks 2A@125VAC and 1A@30VDC. See Chapter 3 ─ Configuration for configuring alarm output.
ARI (Alarm Reset In): An external signal to the Alarm Reset In can be used to reset both the Alarm Out signal and
the DVR’s internal buzzer. Mechanical or electrical switches can be wired to the ARI (Alarm Reset In) and GND
(Ground) connectors. The threshold voltage is below 0.3V and should be stable at least 0.5 seconds to be detected.
Connect the wires to the ARI (Alarm Reset In) and GND (Ground) connectors.
Network Port
The DVR can be networked using the 10/100Mb Ethernet connector. Connect a Cat5 cable with an
RJ-45 jack to the DVR connector. The DVR can be networked with a computer for remote monitoring,
searching, configuration and software upgrades. See Chapter 3 ─ Configuration for configuring the
Ethernet connections.
CAUTION: The network connector is not designed to be connected directly with cable or wire
intended for outdoor use.
RS232C Port
An RS232 port is provided to connect a remote control keyboard.
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Video Out
A VGA connector is provided so that you can use a standard, multi-sync computer monitor
as your main monitor. Use the cable supplied with your monitor to connect it to the DVR.
Connect the main monitor to the Video Out connector. Connect the spot monitor to the
SPOT connector as needed.
NOTE: The VGA and Video Out (BNC) connectors may be connected to individual monitors for simultaneous
operation.
Factory Reset Switch
The DVR has a Factory Reset switch to the left of the VGA connector on the rear panel.
This switch will only be used on the rare occasions that you want to return all the settings
to the original factory settings.
CAUTION: When using the Factory Reset, you will lose any settings you have saved.
To reset the unit, you will need a straightened paperclip:
1. Turn the DVR off.
2. Turn it on again.
3. While the DVR is initializing, the front panel LEDs will blink. When the front panel LEDs blink, poke the
straightened paperclip to the unlabeled hole in the left of the VGA connector.
4. Hold the switch until all the LEDs on the front panel are lit.
NOTE: When the DVR successfully resets to factory defaults all the LEDs on the front panel flash five times.
5. Release the reset switch. All of the DVR’s settings are now at the original settings it had when it left the factory.
Power Cord Connector
Connect the AC power cord to the DVR and then to a wall outlet.
WARNING: ROUTE POWER CORDS SO THAT THEY ARE NOT A TRIPPING HAZARD. MAKE
CERTAIN THE POWER CORD WILL NOT BE PINCHED OR ABRADED BY FURNITURE.
DO NOT INSTALL POWER CORDS UNDER RUGS OR CARPET.
THE POWER CORD HAS A GROUNDING PIN. IF YOUR POWER OUTLET DOES NOT
HAVE A GROUNDING PIN RECEPTACLE, DO NOT MODIFY THE PLUG. DO NOT
OVERLOAD THE CIRCUIT BY PLUGGING TOO MANY DEVICES IN TO ONE CIRCUIT.
Your DVR is now ready to operate. Refer to Chapter 3 ─ Configuration and Chapter 4 ─ Operation.
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Chapter 3 — Configuration
NOTE: Your DVR should be completely installed before proceeding. Refer to Chapter 2 — Installation.
Front Panel Controls
Figure 3 — 16-Channel DVR front panel.
Camera Buttons
Cameo/Menu Button
Alarm Out LED
USB Connector
Panic Button
Clip Copy Button
SPOT/Display Button
Power LED
Network LED
Arrow Buttons
Playback Mode Button
PTZ/Zoom Button
Sequence/Group Button
HDD LED
Clip Copy LED
Play/Pause Button
Alarm Button
The front panel looks and operates much like a VCR combined with a multiplexer. Many of the buttons have multiple
functions. The buttons on the infrared remote control, while laid out differently, perform the same functions as those
on the front panel. The following describes each button and control. Take a few minutes to review the descriptions.
You will use these to initially set up your DVR and for daily operations.
NOTE: The infrared sensor on the DVR is just to the right of the camera buttons. Make certain that nothing
blocks the sensor, or the remote control will not function properly.
You can also use a USB mouse (not supplied) to navigate through the screens and menus much like
you would on a computer.
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Figure 4 — Infrared remote control.
NOTE: For simplicity, the button descriptions in this manual refer to the front panel buttons.
Camera Buttons (1 to 16)
Pressing the individual camera buttons will cause the selected camera to display full screen. Buttons 1 to 9 are also
used to enter passwords.
In the PTZ mode, pressing the button 1 zooms in the screen and the button 2 zooms out the screen, pressing the button
3 focuses near and button 4 focuses far, and pressing the button 5 moves to the preset and button 6 saves the preset.
SPOT/DISPLAY Button
Pressing and holding the SPOT/DISPLAY button for three seconds or longer allows you to select which cameras will
display on the Spot monitor.
Pressing the button toggles between different display formats. The available formats are: PIP, 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4.
SEQUENCE/GROUP Button
Pressing and holding the SEQUENCE/GROUP button for three seconds or longer displays live channels sequentially.
When in the live mode, pressing the button changes the screen from the current camera group to the next camera group,
and the screen displays the page number.
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CAMEO/MENU Button
Pressing and holding the CAMEO/MENU button for three seconds or longer enters the cameo mode. The yellow outline
surrounding the video indicates the active cameo, and pressing the arrow buttons moves the active cameo. Pressing
the desired camera button in the active cameo edits the cameo and displays the video of selected camera. Pressing the
(Play/Pause) button exits the Active Cameo mode. Selecting Exit Group Edit in the cameo menu displayed when
pressing the CAMEO/MENU button also exits the Active Cameo mode.
NOTE: A cameo is defined as any cell within multi-screen display. The cameo mode allows you to change
the screen layout by editing the cameo.
Pressing the button enters the Setup screen. You will need to enter the authorized user and password to access Setup.
Pressing the button also closes the current menu or setup dialog box. In the Playback mode, pressing the button displays
the Search menu.
Power LED
The Power LED is lit when the unit is On.
HDD LED
The HDD LED flickers when the DVR is recording or searching video on the hard disk drive.
Alarm Out LED
The Alarm Out LED is lit when alarm output or internal buzzer is activated.
Network LED
The Network LED is lit when the unit is connected to a network via Ethernet.
Clip Copy LED
The Clip Copy LED is lit when the DVR is clip-copying.
USB Port
Two USB ports on the front panel are provided to connect external hard disk or flash drives for video clip copying or
system upgrades. Position external drives close enough to the DVR so that you can make the cable connections, usually
less than 6 feet. Use the USB cable provided with the hard disk drive to connect it to the DVR.
A USB mouse (not supplied) can be connected to one of the ports. You can use the mouse to navigate through the
screens and menus much like you would on a computer.
A PostScript™ USB printer (not supplied) can be connected to one of the ports. You can print selected images resulting
from a search. Refer to Chapter 4 — Operation, Searching Video.
A USB to Serial converter can be connected to the USB port. Multiple text-in devices can be used with a USB to Serial
converter.
Arrow Buttons
These buttons are used to navigate through menus and GUI. You can also use them to change numbers by highlighting
a number in the menu and using the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the number’s value.
These buttons are also used to control Pan and Tilt when in the PTZ mode. When in the PIP display format, pressing
the Up and Down arrow buttons moves the position of the small screen counter-clockwise and clockwise, and pressing
the Left and Right buttons changes the PIP screen size.
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button plays video backward at high speed. Pressing the button again toggles
In the playback mode, pressing the
and
. The screen displays ,
and
respectively. Pressing the
the playback speed from ,
button plays video forward at high speed. Pressing the button again toggles the playback speed from ,
. The screen displays ,
and
respectively. When in the pause mode, pressing the button
and
moves to the next image and pressing the button moves to the previous image.
PLAY/PAUSE Button
In the live monitoring mode, pressing the
button freezes the current screen and the screen displays icon. When
in the playback mode, pressing the button plays back images at regular speed or pauses playing video.
Pressing the
button selects a highlighted item or completes an entry that you have made during system setup.
PANIC Button
Pressing the PANIC button starts panic recoding of all camera channels, and displays
button again will stop panic recording.
on the screen. Pressing the
PLAYBACK Button
Pressing the PLAYBACK button enters the playback mode, and pressing the button again exits the playback mode.
When entering the playback mode, video is paused. Pressing the (Play/Pause) button plays back video at regular
speed. The screen displays when the DVR is in the Pause mode and the screen displays when the DVR is playing
back video.
When in one of the multi-view formats, pressing this button enters the Triplex mode. The DVR supports the Triplex
function: monitoring, recording and playing back at the same time.
ALARM Button
The ALARM button has two functions. First, it will reset the DVR’s outputs including the internal buzzer during an
alarm. Second, it will display the event log when you are in the live monitoring mode unless there is an active alarm.
This operation can be user password protected.
CLIP COPY Button
Pressing the CLIP COPY button allows you to copy video clips.
PTZ/Zoom Button
Pressing and holding the PTZ/ZOOM button for three seconds or longer enters the PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) mode and the
PTZ icon flickers. Pressing the button again exits the PTZ mode. Pressing the arrow buttons or CAMEO/MENU button
allows you to control properly configured cameras.
Pressing the button zooms in the current image in double on the screen. You can use the arrow buttons to move the
rectangle to another area. Pressing the (Play/Pause) button zooms in the image in rectangle.
ID Button on Remote Control
If a DVR System ID is set to 0, the infrared remote control will control that DVR without any additional operations.
(Refer to the System Information setup screen in this chapter for further information on setting the System ID.) If the
system ID is 1 to 16, you must to press the ID button on the remote control and then press the number button (1 to 16)
in order to control that DVR. If the System ID of two or more DVRs is set to 0, those DVRs will react to the infrared
remote control at the same time.
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Turning on the Power
Connecting the power cord to the DVR turns on the unit. The unit takes approximately 60 seconds to initialize.
Initial Unit Setup
Before using your DVR for the first time, you will want to establish the initial settings. This includes items such as
time and date, display language, camera, remote control, record mode, network and password. Your DVR can be set
up using various screens and dialog boxes.
Throughout the screens you will see . Highlighting the and pressing the button gives you the opportunity to
reset that screen to its default settings. After you are finished with any setup screen, you can highlight Save and press
the button to save the changes and exit the screen. If you do not wish to save the changes, highlight Cancel and
press the button to exit the screen.
Press the MENU button or move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen and then select
Monitoring menu to enter the setup screens. The Login screen appears.
(Login) in the Live
Select a User and enter the password by pressing the appropriate combination of
Camera number buttons and then the button. There is no default password when
logging in the admin user for the first time.
Figure 5 — Login screen.
NOTE: To assure the secure management of the system, setting up a password is strongly recommended.
If you cannot use the front panel buttons, click the
button using the mouse to enter a password, and
the virtual keyboard displays. See instructions below for using the virtual keyboard.
To log the user out of the system, press the MENU button or move the mouse pointer to the top of the
screen and then select
(Logout) in the Live Monitoring menu. The Logout screen displays asking
you to confirm whether or not you want to log out the current user.
Figure 6 — Logout screen.
Setup Screen
Figure 7 — Setup screen.
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Press the MENU button or move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen and then select
Monitoring menu to enter the setup screen.
(Setup) in the Live
While setting up the DVR, there will be many opportunities to enter names and titles. When making these entries, a
Virtual Keyboard will appear.
Use the arrow keys to highlight the character you want in the name or title and press
the button. That character appears in the title bar and the cursor moves to the
next position. Pressing
toggles between the upper and lower case keyboards,
backspaces, and deletes entered characters. You can use up to 31 characters
including spaces in your title.
Special characters can be created using ^ and a capital letter; e.g., ^J for NL (New
Line), ^M for CR (Carriage Return). Special characters are commonly used by text
input devices and will be useful when performing Text-In Searches.
System Setup
Figure 8 — System menu.
Information
Highlight Information and press the
button. The Information screen appears.
In the Information screen, you can name the site location,
assign a System ID number, select the language the screens
are displayed in, display software version number, upgrade
the software, show the System Log, display recorded time
data, and clear all data.
Highlight the Site box and press the button. A virtual
keyboard appears that you can use to enter a Site Name. Once
you have entered your title, highlight OK and press the
button.
Figure 9 — Information setup screen.
Highlight the box beside System ID and press the button.
Change the number by highlighting it and using the Up and
Down arrow buttons to increase and decrease the number
from 0 to 99.
NOTE: The System ID number is used to identify the unit when it is connected with other DVRs through the
RS485 port. You cannot use the same ID number for two or more DVRs that are in the same RS485
network. It is possible to have multiple DVRs with System ID 0 that are in the same area as long as they
are not part of an RS485 network. If this is the case, all will be controlled at the same time when using
the infrared remote control.
Highlight the box beside Language and press button. A drop-down menu displays the available languages.
button.
Highlight the desired language and press the
The box beside Version displays the software version of the DVR.
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To upgrade the software, connect a USB device containing the
upgrade package file to the DVR. Highlight Upgrade… and press
the button. The Upgrade screen appears. The screen displays
the upgrade package file names that are available. The “.rui”
indicates that the file is for software upgrades and “.ofi” indicates
that the file is for optical drive firmware upgrades.
Select the desired file and press the button. Highlighting the Install button and pressing the button will install
the selected software package. Highlighting the Cancel button and pressing the button will close the window
without upgrading the software. If the upgrade package file is not installed on the DVR properly, you will get an error
message. The system restarts automatically after completing the upgrade.
CAUTION: The USB device must be FAT16 or FAT32 format.
You can import saved DVR settings or export the current DVR
settings. To import saved DVR settings, connect the USB device
containing the setup file (.dat) to the DVR. Highlight Setup –
Import… and press the button. Select the desired setup file and
press the Import button to import the selected settings and change
the DVR settings accordingly. Highlight Include Network Setup
and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set
to Off, the network settings will not be changed.
To export the current DVR settings, connect the USB device to the
DVR. Highlight Setup – Export… and press the button.
Highlight the box beside File name and press the button. A
virtual keyboard allows you to enter the file name. Selecting Export
will save the current settings in .dat file format on the USB device.
NOTE: Even after changing the DVR settings by importing saved settings, the time-related settings (Date/Time,
Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time) will NOT be changed.
CAUTION: The USB device must be FAT16 or FAT32 format.
Highlight Show System Log… and press the
button to display the System Log.
The System Log screen lists system activities (up to 5,000
from the latest) that have occurred along with the time and
date. The icon will be displayed in the last column for
system activities of the remote site. You can scroll through
the log pages by using the Up and Down arrows, or you can
go directly to a log page by entering the log page number in
the box at the bottom left of the screen. Highlight Close and
press the button to exit the screen.
To export the system log information, connect the USB device to
the DVR. Highlight Export… and press the button. Highlight
the box beside File name and press the button. A virtual keyboard
allows you to enter the file name. Selecting Export will save the
log information in .txt file format on the USB device.
NOTE: When opening the saved .txt file, setting to the proper character encoding and using fixed width fonts
will be required to read the file properly.
The box beside Recorded Data – From / To displays the time information of recorded data.
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Highlighting Clear All Data… and pressing the button will clear all video data. You will be asked to verify that
you wish to clear all data before the DVR erases the video data. Clear All Data… will not clear the System Log.
Date/Time
Highlight Date/Time in the System menu and press the
button. The Date/Time setup screen appears.
button.
Highlight the first box beside Date and press the
The individual sections of the date will highlight. Use the Up
and Down arrow buttons to change the number. Use the Left
and Right arrow buttons to move between month, date and
button.
year. Once you have the correct date, press the
Highlight the Format box beside Date and press the button.
Select from the three available date formats and press the
button to save your selected format.
Highlight the first box beside Time and press the button.
The individual sections of the time will highlight. Use the Up
and Down arrow buttons to change the number. Use the Left
and Right arrow buttons to move between hour, minutes and
seconds. Once you have the correct time, press the button.
Figure 10 — Date/Time setup screen.
Highlight the Format box beside Time and press the
the button to save your selected format.
button. Select from the three available time formats and press
NOTE: The clock will not start running until you have highlighted Save and pressed the
Highlight the box beside Time Zone and press the
button.
button. Select your time zone from the list and press the
Highlight Use Daylight Saving Time and press the
button. Pressing the
button.
button toggles between On and Off.
Highlight the Holiday tab, and the Holiday setup screen appears.
You can set up holidays by highlighting + and pressing the
button. The current date appears.
Highlight the month and day and change them by using the
Up and Down arrow buttons. Press the button to add the
date. Dates can be deleted by highlighting the beside the
date and pressing the button.
NOTE: Holidays that do not fall on the same date each
year should be updated once the current year’s
holiday has passed.
Figure 11 — Holiday setup screen.
Highlighting the Time Sync. tab causes the Time Sync. screen to display. You can set up time synchronization between
the DVR and standard time servers that are available in most time zones and countries, or between the DVR and another
DVR.
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Highlight the box beside Automatic Sync. and press the
button. This toggles between On and Off.
Highlight the box beside Time Server and press the button.
A virtual keyboard appears that you can use to enter the IP
address or domain name of the time server.
NOTE: You can use the domain name instead of IP address
if you already set up the DNS Server when
setting up the LAN.
Highlight the box beside Interval and press the button.
Set the time interval for synchronization from 30 minutes to
1 day at various time intervals.
Figure 12 — Time Sync. screen.
Last Sync-Time displays the last time the DVR was synchronized with the time server.
Highlight Run as Server and press the
button. Pressing the
On, the DVR you are setting up will run as a time server.
button toggles between On and Off. When it is
Storage
Highlight Storage in the System menu and press the
information about the DVR’s storage devices.
button. The Storage setup screen appears and displays
The information in the Type column describes the storage
device.
The capacity of the storage device is displayed in the
Capacity column.
The Format column displays whether the device is used for
recording (Record) or not (Not Using). Not formatted
indicates when the
indicates the device is not formatted.
device has temporary space set aside so that video clips can
be saved on a DVD RW.
Figure 13 — Storage Information screen.
Highlight the box in the Format column for the desired storage device and press the
button. You will be able to format the device for recording. When selecting Not
Using from Use As and highlighting the Format button, the device will not be used
for recording. You can also set aside space to store temporary files for CD or DVD
burning by selecting Partition – CD/DVD Burn.
NOTE: The DVR does NOT support USB hard disk drives with a version lower than 2.0.
The Information column displays whether the device is being used or not. Other indicates the device has been used
for another DVR.
Highlight the box in the Information column for the desired storage device and press the
to check the time information about recorded data.
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If you want to erase recorded data on the selected device, highlight Clear
and press the
button. You will be asked whether or not you want to
delete the data.
If you want to use a USB hard disk drive, highlight Use and press the
button after connecting the device. Highlight Don’t Use and press the
button if you want to stop using the device.
NOTE: When disconnecting a USB hard disk drive from the DVR, highlight Don’t Use first and then disconnect
the device.
CAUTION: Do NOT disconnect the USB cable or the power from the device while copying video clips.
If the USB cable is disconnected while copying video clips, archived data might be lost.
Highlight the Status tab, and the Storage Status screen displays.
The Type column displays the type of storage device.
The Disk Bad column displays the percentage of bad sectors.
Not formatted indicates the device is not formatted.
The Temperature column displays the temperature of the
storage device.
The S.M.A.R.T. column displays “Good”, “Bad” or “N/A”,
depending on storage conditions.
y Good – The storage condition is normal.
y Bad – Data cannot be written on or read from the storage device.
y N/A – Storage conditions are normal, however, the S.M.A.R.T.
monitoring is not working or supported.
Figure 14 — Storage Status screen.
NOTE: When the storage condition is “Bad”, the Event Status – Storage screen displays and you can check
the storage condition for details. Once the “Bad” message displays, replacing the hard disk drive is
recommended, usually within 24 hours.
Temperature and S.M.A.R.T. information will be available only for internal hard disk drives supporting
the SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) monitoring program.
User
Highlight User in the System menu and press the button. The User setup screen displays the authorized groups
and users. You can add and delete groups and users. When adding a group, you can assign authority levels to the group.
The +/- column is used to collapse and expand user groups.
If there is a + or – in this column, it indicates the item is a
Group Name. If there is a – in front of the Group Name, it
indicates that the group has been “expanded” and all of the
User Names within that group are displayed below the Group
Name. If there is a + in front of the Group Name, it indicates
that the group has been “collapsed” and all of the User Names
within that group are hidden. To collapse or expand a group,
highlight the +/- column in front of the desired group and press
the button.
Highlighting a Group Name and pressing the button allows
you to change the authority levels assigned to the group.
Figure 15 — User setup screen.
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CAUTION: Write down the new password and save it in a secure place. If the password is forgotten,
the unit must be reset using the Factory Reset Button and all data settings will be lost.
Highlighting a User Name and pressing the
button allows you to add or change the password assigned to that user.
You can also change the group to which the user is assigned.
The column can be used to delete a User Name or an entire Group. If the is grayed out, that Group or User cannot
be deleted. Highlight the and press the button. You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the User or
Group. To delete the User currently logged into the DVR on a local system or a PC running RAS, log the user out of
the system first and then delete the user.
To add a Group, highlight the + Group… box and press the button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to
enter the Group name. You can use up to 15 characters including spaces in the group name. Enter the name and assign
authority levels to the group.
Highlighting the Authority box and pressing the button will toggle between
all authority levels being turned On and Off. Highlighting the individual authority
level boxes and pressing the button will toggle between that authority level
being turned On and Off. The authority levels that can be turned On and Off are:
y Shutdown – The user can shut the system down on a local system.
y Upgrade – The user can upgrade the software on a local system or a PC running RAS.
y Color Control – The user can control brightness, contrast, hue and saturation for
cameras on a local system or a PC running RAS.
y Search – The user can access the Search mode on a local system or a PC running RAS.
y Clip-Copy – The user can copy video clips on a local system or a PC running RAS,
and save video data in an AVI, bitmap or JPEG file format.
y Setup – The user without Setup authority cannot establish any system settings excluding system shutdown and logout on a local
system or a PC running RAS.
y System Time Change – The user can change the system date and time on a local system or a PC running RAS.
y Data Clear – The user can clear all video data or format disks on a local system or a PC running RAS.
y PTZ Control – The user can control the PTZ camera on a local system or a PC running RAS.
y Alarm-Out Control – The user can reset the DVR’s outputs including the internal buzzer during an alarm by pressing the ALARM
button on a local system or alarm-out control button on a PC running RAS.
y Covert Camera View – The user can view video from cameras set as Covert while in the Live Monitoring or Search mode on
a local system or a PC running RAS.
y System Check – The user can view the remote system status or check the remote system status as a batch process on a PC running
RAS.
y Record Setup – The user can establish all Record settings on a local system or a PC running RAS.
To add a User, highlight the + User… box and press the button. A virtual
keyboard appears allowing you to enter the User Name. Enter the name and assign
the User to a Group and password. You can use camera buttons 1 to 9 on either the
front panel to assign the password. The password can be up to 8 digits. You will
be asked to confirm the password.
NOTE: In addition to using the front panel buttons or the infrared remote control, you can use the virtual
button using the mouse
keyboard to assign the password. To display the virtual keyboard click the
(not supplied).
Highlighting the box beside Auto Login allows you to select a User to be automatically logged in when the DVR is
powered up. It can also be set to never automatically login a user.
Highlighting the box beside Auto Logout allows you to select from a list of times that the user will be automatically
logged out. The options are: Never, 1 min., 3 min., 5 min., 10 min., 15 min., 20 min., 25 min., 30 min. and 1 hr.
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Shutdown
Highlight Shutdown in the System menu and press the
whether or not you want to shut the system down.
button. The Shutdown screen displays asking you to confirm
After selecting Shutdown and pressing the
you when it is safe to disconnect power.
button, a screen will appear telling
Figure 16 — Shutdown screen.
Network Setup
Figure 17 — Network menu.
Network
button. The Network setup screen displays. You will be
Highlight Network in the Network menu and press the
able to change the Network, LAN, DVRNS and WebGuard settings.
Highlight the first box beside Remote Watch – bps/ips.
Press the Up and Down arrow buttons to set the Transfer
Speed from 50Kbps to 100Mbps.
Highlight the second box beside Remote Watch – bps/ips.
You can select the unit of measure for the transfer speed
between: bps and ips. Press the button to set the transfer
speed.
Highlight the box beside Remote Watch – Quality and press
the button. You can select the Quality from: Very High,
High, Standard and Low. Press the button to set the
Quality.
Figure 18 — Network setup screen.
Highlight the box beside Remote Watch – Resolution and press the button. You can select the Resolution from:
button to set the Resolution.
High (Half D1) and Standard (CIF). Press the
NOTE: The higher Quality and Resolution settings require higher Transfer Speed settings. The transfer speed
you set is the maximum speed. Depending on the network environment, this speed may not be achieved.
You can limit the network bandwidth settings so that system does not consume too much network bandwidth. Highlight
the box beside Network Bandwidth Limit and press the Up and Down arrow buttons to set the desired maximum
bandwidth from 50Kbps to 100Mbps.
NOTE: When limiting the network bandwidth, the remote watch image on the PC running RAS or WebGuard
might not be displayed properly.
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Highlight the LAN tab, and the LAN screen displays.
Highlight the box beside Type and press the button. You
can select the type of network configuration from: Manual,
DHCP and ADSL (with PPPoE). Select the desired type
and press the button.
Selecting Manual from the Type allows you to set up LAN
parameters manually.
Change the numbers by highlighting them and using the Up
and Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the number.
The factory default LAN settings are:
IP Address:
Gateway:
Subnet Mask:
Figure 19 — LAN (Manual) setup screen.
192.168.1.129
192.168.1.254
255.255.255.0
NOTE: You will need to get the appropriate IP Address, Gateway and Subnet Mask from your network
administrator.
Highlight the box beside DNS Server. Press the Up and Down arrow buttons to set the IP address of the DNS server.
Highlight the Port Number Setup… box and press the
button. The Port Number Setup screen appears.
NOTE: You will need to get the appropriate Port Numbers for each RAS and WebGuard related program (Admin,
Callback, Watch and Search) from your network administrator.
Change the numbers by highlighting them and using the Up and Down arrow
buttons to increase or decrease the number. The factory default Port settings are:
Remote Admin:
Remote Callback:
Remote Watch:
Remote Search:
8200
8201
8016
10019
NOTE: The system restarts automatically after changing the port settings.
Do NOT use the same port number for two different programs, otherwise, the DVR cannot be connected
with the PC running RAS or WebGuard.
CAUTION: When changing the port settings, you must change the port settings on the PC running
RAS or WebGuard as well. Refer to the RAS manual for details.
Selecting DHCP from the Type and highlighting Save button
reads the current IP address of the DVR configured by DHCP
(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) network.
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Selecting ADSL (with PPPoE) allows you to set up the ADSL
network.
Highlight the box beside ID and press the
button. A
virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the ID for
ADSL connection.
Highlight the box beside Password and press the button.
A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the password
for ADSL connection.
NOTE: Entering the ID and Password and highlighting OK reads the current IP address of the DVR configured
by the ADSL network.
If the DVR is configured for DHCP or an ADSL network, the IP address of the DVR might change whenever
the unit is turned on.
Highlight the DVRNS tab, and the DVRNS screen displays.
Highlight Use DVR Name Service and press the
to toggle between On and Off.
button
NOTE: The DVRNS (DVR Name Service) allows the DVR to
use Dynamic IP addresses for remote connection.
When this feature is On, you can access your
DVR remotely using the DVR name instead of its
IP address. For the DVRNS feature, the DVR
should be registered on the DVRNS server.
Highlight the box beside DVRNS Server and press the
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the
IP address or domain name of the DVRNS server.
Figure 20 — DVRNS setup screen.
NOTE: You will need to get the IP Address or domain name of the DVRNS Server from your network administrator.
You can use the domain name instead of IP address if you already set up the DNS Server when setting
up the LAN.
Highlight the box beside Port and press the
button. Set the port number of the DVRNS server using the Up and
Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the numbers.
Highlight Use NAT and press the
button to toggle between On and Off.
NOTE: When using the NAT (Network Address Translation) device, refer to the NAT manufacturer’s instructions
for the proper network settings.
Highlight the box beside DVR Name and press the
DVR name to be registered on the DVRNS server.
Highlight the Check box and press the
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the
button to check whether or not the name you entered can be used.
NOTE: The DVR name you entered should be checked by selecting Check, otherwise the DVRNS changes will
not be saved.
When entering no name or a name already registered on the DVRNS server, an error message displays.
Highlighting Save and pressing the button registers the DVR on the DVRNS server. Proper DVRNS settings will
display the help desk information of the DVRNS server in the box beside Help Desk.
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Highlight the WebGuard tab, and the WebGuard screen displays.
Highlight Use WebGuard Service and press the button
to toggle between On and Off. See Appendix – WebGuard
for detailed descriptions of the WebGuard service.
Highlight the box beside Port and press the
button. Set
the port number used when accessing WebGuard by using
the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the
numbers.
Figure 21 — WebGuard setup screen.
Notification
The DVR can be set up to send an email or to contact a computer running RAS (Remote Administration System) when
an event occurs.
Highlight Notification in the Network menu and press the
able to change the Mail and Callback settings.
button. The Notification screen displays. You will be
Highlight Enable and press the button to toggle between
On and Off. You will only be able to change the settings if
Mail is enabled.
Highlight the box beside SMTP Server and press the
button. A virtual keyboard appears that you can use to enter
the IP address or domain name of the SMTP server.
NOTE: You will need to get the IP Address or domain
name of the SMTP Server from your network
administrator.
NOTE: You can use the domain name instead of IP
address if you already set up the DNS Server
when setting up the LAN.
Figure 22 — Notification Mail setup screen.
Highlight the box beside Port and press the
button. Use the arrow buttons to enter the SMTP Server port number
obtained from your system administrator. The default port number is 25.
Highlight Use SSL/TLS and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When it is On, the DVR can send an
email via an SMTP server requiring SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) authentication.
Highlight the box beside Authentication and press the button. An Authentication
screen appears. Highlight Use and press the button to toggle between On and Off.
Highlight the box beside User/Password and press the button. A virtual keyboard
appears allowing you to enter the user ID and password.
Highlight the box beside Sender and enter the sender’s e-mail address. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the e-mail
address.
NOTE: The e-mail address must include the “@” character to be a valid address.
Highlight the box beside Recipient and enter the recipient’s e-mail address. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the
e-mail address.
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Highlight the Callback tab, and the Callback screen displays.
Highlight LAN and press the button to toggle between On
and Off. When LAN is turned On you can change the IP
addresses.
Highlight the IP Address box that you want to change and
press the button. Use the arrow buttons to enter the IP
address of the computer you want contacted during an event.
You can enter up to five IP addresses.
Highlight the box beside Retry and enter the number of times
you would like the DVR to try contacting the computer. You
can select from 1 to 10 retries.
Figure 23 — Notification Callback setup screen.
Devices Setup
Figure 24 — Devices menu.
Camera
Highlight Camera in the Devices menu and press the
button. The Camera setup screen appears.
You can turn the camera number On or Off, and you can
change the Title of each camera using the virtual keyboard.
You can also determine which cameras will display on the
monitors by selecting Normal, Covert 1 or Covert 2 from
a drop-down list in the Use column.
NOTE: When selecting the Covert 1, the DVR displays
the camera title and status icons on the covert
video. When selecting the Covert 2, the DVR
displays only camera title on the covert video.
Figure 25 — Camera setup screen.
NOTE: A user who does not have Covert Camera View
authority cannot view video from cameras set to
Covert 1 or Covert 2 in both the live monitoring
and playback modes.
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Highlight the PTZ tab, and the PTZ setup screen displays.
NOTE: You will only be able to set up PTZ devices if the
PTZ port is set to RS232 or RS485.
Figure 26 — Camera PTZ setup screen.
Highlight the box in the Product column for the PTZ camera you wish to configure
and press the button. A list of PTZ devices appears. Select your camera from
the list and press the button. You will need to connect the camera to the RS232
or RS485 connector on the back of the DVR following the camera manufacturer’s
instructions.
You can assign IDs to each camera by highlighting the box under the ID heading and pressing the button. Change the
number by highlighting it and using the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase and decrease the number. The PTZ
ID number can be set from 0 to 256.
Highlight the Setup… box and press the
button. The Port Setup window appears.
Configure the port’s setting based on the PTZ camera manufacturer’s instructions.
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Alarm-Out Screen
Highlight Alarm-Out in the Devices menu and press the
button. The Alarm-Out screen allows you to change the
settings and establish a schedule for each alarm output from the DVR.
Each alarm output can be given its own title by highlighting
button.
the box under the Title heading and pressing the
A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the title.
Highlighting the box under the Type heading allows to set
the alarm output for NO or NC (normally open or normally
closed).
Highlighting the box beside Dwell Time and pressing the
button allows you to set the dwell time of the alarm output.
Dwell times range from 5 seconds to 30 minutes.
Figure 27 — Alarm-Out Settings screen.
Highlighting the Schedule tab causes the Schedule screen to display.
You can add and edit alarm output schedules on this screen.
Highlight the + and press the button to add a schedule.
Highlighting the boxes under the Column heading and
pressing the button allows you to edit the information in
those boxes.
The Day box allows you to select the days that the alarm
schedule will be active. The choices are: Sun, Mon, Tue,
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, M~F, Hol and All.
The Range box allows you to set the time that the alarm
schedule will be active in 15-minute increments from 00:00
to 24:00.
Figure 28 — Alarm-Out Schedule screen.
The Mode box allows you to set how the alarm reacts during the scheduled time. When set to On, the Alarm-Out is
active during the scheduled time. When set to Event, the Alarm-Out is only active when there is an Event during the
scheduled time.
The Channels box allows you to set which alarm outputs will be active. You can also select the DVR’s internal buzzer.
The box allows you to delete an alarm output schedule. You will be asked to confirm whether or not you really wish
to delete the schedule.
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Display
Highlight Display in the Devices menu and press the
information will be displayed on the monitor.
button. The Display screen allows you to select what
Highlighting an item and pressing the button toggles that
item On and Off. When an item is On, there is a checkmark
in the box beside it. The following items can be turned On
or Off:
Figure 29 — Display OSD screen.
displays when the DVR can be
y Remote Control – The icon
controlled by the infrared remote control.
y Zoom – The icon displays on the enlarged video.
displays when the unit is connected to
y Network – The icon
a network via Ethernet.
y Freeze & Sequence – The icon displays while in the Freeze
mode, and the
displays while in the Sequence mode.
y Screen Group – The number of screen group displays when the
DVR is not in the 4x4 display mode of the 16-channel DVR, and
3x3 mode of the 8-channel DVR.
displays when the DVR is in the Recycle mode, and the percentage of available storage space displays
y Free Space – The icon
when the DVR is not in the Recycle mode.
y Date/Time – The current date and time information displays.
y User Name – The name of the current user logged in displays.
y Camera No. – The camera number displays at the top-left corner of each camera screen.
y Camera Title – The camera title displays at the top-left corner of each camera screen.
y Record – The record related icons display on each camera screen.
y PTZ – The icon
displays on each PTZ camera screen.
y Text-In – The text input strings display on the screen. You can adjust the Display Dwell time (sec.) for the text input strings
displayed on the screen.
You can adjust the transparency of the setup screens by highlighting Transparency and using the Left and Right arrow
buttons.
Highlighting OSD Margin… and pressing the button displays how OSD text will
be displayed on the monitor. You can adjust the horizontal and vertical margins
so that text and icons will not be hidden beyond the edges of the monitor.
Highlight the Main Monitor tab to switch to the Sequence screen.
Highlight the box beside Mode and press the button. You
can select between Full Sequence and Cameo Sequence.
Pressing the SEQUENCE button causes the DVR to sequence
cameras, and the DVR can sequence cameras in two modes:
“Full” and “Cameo”. In the Full mode, the DVR sequences
through the cameras and displays them full screen. In the
Cameo mode, the bottom right window in a multi-screen
format sequences through the cameras.
NOTE: Any cameras that are Off, have lost video or are set
to Covert (unless the user has authority to view
covert cameras) will be excluded from the Cameo
sequence.
Figure 30 — Main Monitor screen.
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You can define the screen layout in a variety of formats and set the DVR to sequence through the different screen layouts
(pages) so that all the cameras will be displayed. You can also set up the DVR to display one camera or a group of
cameras all the time while cycling through the remaining cameras in a “cameo” window. This can be done with one
camera displayed full screen while displaying the cameo window as a PIP (picture in picture), or displaying the cameras
in a grid pattern with the bottom right window as the cameo.
NOTE: Sequence cannot be used in the 4x4 display mode of the 16-channel, and 3x3 mode of the 8-channel DVR.
You can adjust the display dwell time by highlighting the box beside Interval and pressing the
select dwell intervals ranging from 1 second to 1 minute.
button. You can
Highlight Event Monitoring On and press the button. Pressing the button toggles between On and Off. When
it is On, the DVR will display the camera associated with the event when an event occurs.
Highlight the Spot Monitor tab to switch to the Spot Monitor screen.
You can define which cameras display sequentially on the
Spot Monitor. Highlight the box in the Channels column
and press the button.
Figure 31 — Spot Monitor screen.
Highlight the VGA tab to switch to the VGA screen.
Highlight the box beside Resolution and press the button.
You can select from 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024.
Highlight Full Screen and press the button. Pressing the
button toggles between On and Off. When it is On, the
screen on the VGA monitor displays in full screen mode.
Highlighting Preview and pressing the button allows you
to preview how the screen will be displayed on the VGA
monitor.
Figure 32 — VGA screen.
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Highlighting Position and pressing the
button allows you to adjust the screen position on the VGA monitor.
Use the arrow buttons on the setup screen to move the VGA screen
position in the direction you want. Selecting the default button at the
center cancels the screen positioning operation and reloads the default
position.
Remote Control
Highlight Remote Control in the Devices menu and press the button. The Remote Control setup screen allows
you to select a port and make correct settings for a remote keyboard.
Highlight the box beside Port and select from None, RS232
and RS485. If the RS232 port and RS485 port are in use for
PTZ control, networking or text input, the remote keyboard
cannot be configured.
Highlight Setup… and select the correct Baud Rate, Parity,
Data Bits and Stop Bits for the device you are connecting to
the DVR.
Highlight the box beside Remote Control Product and
select the device from the list.
Figure 33 — Remote Control setup screen.
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Recording Setup
Figure 34 — Record menu.
Record
Highlight Record in the Record menu and press the
button. The Record setup screen appears.
Highlighting Recycle and pressing the button toggles
between On and Off. In the Recycle mode, the DVR records
over the oldest video data once all available storage space
has been used. When Recycle is turned off, the DVR stops
recording once all available storage space has been used.
Highlight the Event Record Dwell box and set the length of
time you would like to record for the associated event. You
can set the dwell from 5 seconds to 30 minutes. Refer to Event
Actions screen in this chapter for information regarding event
recording.
Figure 35 — Record Settings screen.
Highlighting De-Interlace and pressing the button toggles between On and Off. When set to On, the DVR will
turn the de-interlace filter on while recording video with Very High (D1) resolution.
NOTE: The video signal has a time difference of 1/60 second (1/50 second for PAL) between odd and even fields
because it is composed of 60 interlaced fields per second (50 fields for PAL). When recording video with
Very High (D1) resolution, video is made up of frame units combining two fields – one odd field and one
even field. This can cause horizontal scan lines or flashes in areas with motion because of the time
difference between the two fields. Turning on the de-interlace filter provides clearer video by eliminating
these horizontal scan lines and flashes.
Highlight the slide bar beside Auto Deletion, and use the Left and Right arrow buttons or Up and Down arrow buttons
to adjust the length of time recorded data will be kept from 1 to 999 days. The DVR automatically deletes video
recorded earlier than the user-defined period under three conditions: at midnight, whenever the system reboots or
whenever the user changes the Auto Deletion settings. Selecting Never will disable the Auto Deletion function.
Highlight the slide bar beside Limit Time-Lapse Recording, and use the Left and Right arrow buttons to adjust the
length of the maximum storage time for time-lapse recording from 1 to 99 days. The Limit Time-Lapse Recording
feature will function when the storage device has enough space to record video data longer than the preset period.
When this feature is On, the DVR records over the oldest “time-lapse” video once all available storage has been used
in the Recycle mode, so more event video can be saved. Selecting Never will disable the Limit Time-Lapse Recording
function.
NOTE: When the storage device does not have enough space to record video data longer than the preset Limit
Time-Lapse Recording period, the DVR records over the oldest video data (time-lapse or event video)
as it would in the Recycle mode even if this feature is turned On.
The maximum storage time is only an estimate because the amount of space required to store video
varies depending on many factors such as motion and image complexity.
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CAUTION: When more than one disk is installed in the unit, the DVR records video on the disks
sequentially based on time. And these sequentially recorded videos have the advantage
that you can search recorded video easily even though a disk is removed from the unit.
However, video recorded in the same time range might be saved on different disks by
channel and by the type of recording mode. Once the Limit Time-Lapse Recording is
set to On, the DVR will maintain this recording limitation even after disabling the function.
If you want the DVR to record video on the disks sequentially based on time again, you
must format all disks that are currently used for recording.
Highlight the Panic Record tab, and the Panic Record setup screen appears.
Highlighting Use Panic Recording and pressing the
button toggles between On and Off.
Highlight the Panic Recording – Duration box and set
the duration of panic recording. Panic recording will stop
automatically after the preset duration as long as the PANIC
button is not pressed to stop the panic recording. You can
set the dwell from 5 minutes to 1 hour. Select No Limit if
you want to stop panic recording manually.
Highlighting the Panic Recording – ips and pressing the
button allows you to set the images per second for Panic
recording. You can select from 1.00 to 30.00 ips (25.00 ips
PAL).
Figure 36 — Panic Record screen.
Highlighting the Panic Recording – Quality and pressing the button allows you to set the recorded image quality
for Panic recording. You can select from: Very High, High, Standard and Low.
Highlighting the Panic Recording – Resolution and pressing the button allows you to set the recorded image
resolution for Panic recording. You can select from: Very High (D1), High (Half D1) and Standard (CIF).
Schedule
Highlight Schedule in the Record menu and press the
button, and the Schedule setup screen appears.
< Simple Mode >
< Advanced Mode >
Figure 37 — Schedule setup screen.
You can program the DVR to record only during certain times based on time, day of the week, and holidays. The smallest
time segment you can use is 15 minutes.
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Highlighting Schedule On and pressing the button toggles between On and Off. In the Schedule On mode, the DVR
records video based on the schedule established in the Schedule screen. When turning Schedule recording Off, you
will be asked to confirm your decision, and displays at the top-left corner of each camera screen. Panic recording
will function even when Schedule is turned off.
displays during panic recording.
Highlight the Schedule Mode box and press the button. You can select between Simple Mode and Advanced
Mode. Selecting Advanced Mode allows you to set up individual recording schedule for each event.
NOTE: Changing the schedule mode will reset all event and action statuses.
Highlight the + and press the
button to add a schedule item.
Highlight the box under the Day heading and press the button to change the days that the scheduled recording will
take place. Choose from: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, M~F, Hol and All.
Highlight the box under the Range heading and press the button to change the time range that the scheduled recording
will take place. The smallest time segment you can use is 15 minutes.
Highlight the box under the Mode heading and press the
button to change the recording mode that will be used.
Choose from: No Record, Time, Event and Time & Event. (Simple Mode Only)
When the DVR is in the No Record mode, it will not record during the preset day and time range as long as the PANIC
button is not pressed. Use the No Record mode when you do NOT want the DVR to record during certain times.
When the DVR is in the Time mode, the icon displays at the top-left corner of the screen. The DVR will record
and displays the icon at the top-left corner of the screen during the scheduled times.
When the DVR is in the Event mode, the red icon displays at the top-left corner of the screen. The DVR will record
and displays the icon at the top-left corner of the screen when any event occurs. When the DVR is in the Pre-Event
recoding mode, the yellow icon displays when there is no event, and the DVR is not recording. When the DVR is
in the Pre-Event mode, the red and display when any event occurs and the DVR starts recoding.
When the DVR is in the Time & Event mode, the DVR will follow the Time settings and the
top-left corner of the screen. The DVR follows the Event settings and the icon displays.
Highlight the box under the Channels heading and press the
Mode Only)
Highlight the box under the Settings heading and press the
icon displays at the
button to select which cameras will be recorded. (Simple
button to define the recording settings.
You can set the ips, Quality and Resolution (ips, Quality,
Resolution and Dwell for Advanced Mode setup) of the
recording for any modes you set up in the Mode column. If
you do not set the ips, Quality, Resolution and Dwell in the
Settings column, the DVR will follow the default settings.
See below for details.
NOTE: Descriptions of the Record icons in the Type
column are as follows:
Time-lapse (Time)
Motion
Video Blind
Alarm-In
Video Loss
Text-In
Figure 38 — Schedule – Settings (Advanced Mode) setup screen.
NOTE: Channels that are not defined will use the setting values of the previous schedule item.
When multiple events are detected at the same time from a specific channel, the DVR will record event
video with the high setting values if the ips, Quality, Resolution and Dwell values of events are different
from each other. However, the ips will be reset to the supported maximum value when the ips, Quality,
Resolution and Dwell are all set to the highest value. (Advanced Mode Only)
Highlight the box under the heading and press the
confirm that you want to delete the settings.
button to delete the recording settings. You will be asked to
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Highlight Default… and press the
button. The Default screen appears.
Highlighting boxes under ips and pressing the button allows
you to set the images per second for Time and Event recording.
You can select from 1.00 to 30.00 ips (25.00 ips PAL).
Highlighting boxes under Quality and pressing the button allows you to set the recorded image quality for Time and
Event recording. You can select from: Very High, High, Standard and Low.
Highlighting boxes under Resolution and pressing the button allows you to set the recorded image resolution for
Time and Event recording. You can select from: Very High (D1), High (Half D1) and Standard (CIF).
Highlighting boxes under Dwell and pressing the button allows you to set the length of time you would like to record
for the associated event. (Advanced Mode Only)
Pre-Event
button, and the Pre-Event setup screen appears. If you do
Highlight Pre-Event in the Record menu and press the
not have Event set up in the Record Schedule, a message will display alerting you to this fact.
When the DVR is in the Event Record mode it is possible to
have it record images before the event occurs. The Pre-Event
screen allows you to define how to handle pre-event recording.
You can turn individual cameras On or Off for pre-event
recording. The image speed can be set from 1.00 to 30.00 ips
(25.00 ips PAL), image quality can be selectable from Very
High, High, Standard and Low, and image resolution can
be selectable from Very High (D1), High (Half D1) and
Standard (CIF).
Figure 39 — Pre-Event setup screen.
You can set the amount of time to record prior to the event
by adjusting the Dwell. You can set the Dwell from 5 seconds
to 30 minutes. The longer the dwell set, the fewer maximum
ips can be set.
NOTE: When the DVR is in the Time or Time & Event mode, it ignores the pre-event settings and follows the
time settings.
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Event Setup
Figure 40 — Event menu.
Alarm-In
Highlight Alarm-In in the Event menu and press the
button. The Alarm-In setup screen appears.
The alarm terminal strip on the back of the DVR has inputs
associated with each alarm. You can set up each input on the
Alarm-In screen. You can turn each input On or Off by
highlighting the alarm number and pressing the
button.
Each input can be given a title. Highlight the desired Title
box and press the button. A virtual keyboard appears
allowing you to enter a title name.
Each input can be set as NO (normally open) or NC (normally
closed).
Figure 41 — Alarm-In Settings screen.
You can set up the DVR to start panic recording whenever it senses an input on one of its alarm input connectors. Highlight
the box beside Panic Record and press the button. A list of Alarm Inputs appears, and you can select which alarm
input you want associated with panic recording. The DVR will continue panic recording until an input on the selected
alarm input is released as long as the PANIC button is not pressed to stop the panic recording.
Highlight the Actions 1 and Actions 2 tabs, and the Actions 1 and Actions 2 setup screens appear.
You can set the actions the DVR will take whenever it senses
an input on one of its alarm input connectors.
Highlight the desired box under the Record heading, and press
the button. A list of cameras appears. Select the cameras
that you want the DVR to record whenever it detects an input
on the associated alarm input.
NOTE: For the Record action, the camera you select
should be set to the Event or Time & Event
recording mode in the Record Schedule setup
screen.
Figure 42 — Alarm-In Actions 1 screen.
Highlight the desired box under the Alarm-Out heading, and press the
button. A list of Alarm Outputs and Beep
appear. Select the Alarm Output connectors that you would like to activate whenever the DVR detects an input on the
associated alarm input. You can also set the DVR’s internal buzzer to sound.
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NOTE: For the Alarm-Out action, the alarm output and beep you select should be set to the Event mode in the
Alarm-Out setup screen (Schedule tab).
Highlight the desired box under the Notify heading, and press the
button. The Alarm-In Notify menu appears.
You can toggle the entire list On and Off by highlighting Notification and pressing
the button. You can toggle the individual items On and Off by highlighting that
item and pressing the button. Highlight OK and press the button to accept
your changes.
NOTE: For the Notify action, the notify item you select should be enabled in
the Notification setup screen and the DVR should be registered in the
RAS (Remote Administration System).
Highlight the desired box under the PTZ heading, and press
the button. A list of PTZ presets appear. Select the preset
position for each PTZ camera, where you want PTZ cameras
to move to whenever the DVR detects an input on the
associated alarm input.
Highlight the desired box under the Spot Monitor heading,
and press the button. A list of SPOT monitors and cameras
appears. Each SPOT monitor can be associated with a camera.
The DVR will display the associated camera on the SPOT
monitor whenever it detects an input on the associated alarm
input.
Figure 43 — Alarm-In Actions 2 screen.
Motion Detection
Highlight Motion Detection in the Event menu and press the
button. The Motion Detection setup screen appears.
Your DVR has built-in video motion detection. Video motion
detection can be turned On or Off for each camera.
Figure 44 — Motion Detection Settings screen.
Highlighting the box under the Sensitivity heading and pressing the button allows
you to adjust the DVR’s sensitivity to motion for Daytime and Nighttime independently.
There are five settings with 1 being the least sensitive and 5 being the most sensitive.
You can define the area of the image where you want to detect motion; e.g., a doorway. Highlight the box under the
button. The Motion Detection Zone screen displays.
Zone heading, and press the
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The Motion Detection Zone screen is laid over the video for the selected
camera. You can set up motion detection zones by selecting or clearing
blocks.
NOTE: You can set up motion zones one block at a time in groups of
8 or 16 individual block groups (8- and 16-channel DVR
respectively). A block group is positioned within the image
area using the Up and Down arrow buttons, and individual
blocks within the block groups are selected or cleared using
the camera buttons.
Press the
button to display the menu screen. The menu on the setup screen has the following functions:
Select — Activates highlighted blocks to detect motion.
Clear — Deactivates highlighted blocks so that they will not detect motion.
Reverse — Activates inactive highlighted blocks and deactivates active highlighted blocks.
Select All — Activates all blocks to detect motion.
Clear All — Deactivates all blocks so that they will not detect motion.
Reverse All — Activates inactive blocks and deactivates active blocks.
OK — Accepts changes and closes Zone setup.
Cancel — Exits Zone setup without saving changes.
You can adjust the minimum number of detection blocks that must be activated to
trigger a motion alarm. Highlighting the box under the Min. Blocks heading and
pressing the button allows you to adjust the minimum number of detection blocks
for Daytime and Nighttime independently. Smaller numbers provide greater sensitivity
because fewer detection blocks must be activated.
Turning Zone View On will allow you to observe how the DVR is reacting to motion. When in the motion viewing
mode, the detection zone of video will be displayed. Any detected motion within the zone will be displayed in red.
You can control excessive event logging and remote notification of motions detected after the motion dwell time by
adjusting the motion ignoring dwell intervals. Highlight the box beside Motion Ignoring Interval and press the
button. A list of intervals ranging from 1 to 5 seconds or Never appears. The DVR will not log and notify motion
events occurred during the preset interval range.
NOTE: The record action for motion events will not be affected by the Motion Ignoring function.
Highlighting Daytime Setup and pressing the
button allows you to set up the Daytime range.
Highlight the box beside Daytime and press the button. Use the Up and Down
arrow buttons to set the Daytime range. The DVR will consider the remaining
time range as the Nighttime.
Highlight the Actions 1 and Actions 2 tabs and the Motion Detection Actions 1 and Actions 2 screens display.
The DVR can be set to react to motion detection differently
for each camera. Each camera can be associated with another
camera, trigger an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s
internal buzzer, notify a number of different devices, move
PTZ cameras to preset positions, and/or display a camera on
a SPOT monitor.
NOTE: You can associate multiple cameras with a camera
that detects motion.
Figure 45 — Motion Detection Actions 1 screen.
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button. A list of cameras appears. You can associate
Highlight the box under the Record heading and press the
as many cameras with that camera as you wish. If the DVR detects motion on the selected camera, it starts recording
video from all the associated cameras.
NOTE: For the Record action, the camera you select should be set to the Event or Time & Event recording mode
in the Record Schedule setup screen.
Highlight the box under the Alarm-Out heading and press the
button. A list of Alarm Outputs appears. You can
associate as many Alarm-Outs with that camera as you wish. When the DVR detects motion on the selected camera’s
input, it triggers output signals on all the associated Alarm-Out connectors. You can also have the DVR’s internal
buzzer sound if motion is detected on the selected camera.
NOTE: For the Alarm-Out action, the alarm output and beep you select should be set to the Event mode in the
Alarm-Out setup screen (Schedule tab).
Highlight the box under the Notify heading and press the
button. You can toggle the entire list On and Off by
highlighting Notification and pressing the button. You can toggle the individual items On and Off by highlighting
button. Highlight OK and press the
button to accept your changes.
that item and pressing the
NOTE: For the Notify action, the notify item you select should be enabled in the Notification setup screen and
the DVR should be registered in the RAS (Remote Administration System).
Highlight the desired box under the PTZ heading, and press
the button. A list of PTZ presets appear. Select the preset
position for each PTZ camera, where you want PTZ cameras
to move to whenever the DVR detects motion on the selected
camera’s input.
Highlight the desired box under the Spot Monitor heading,
and press the button. A list of SPOT monitors and cameras
appears. Each SPOT monitor can be associated with a camera.
The DVR will display the associated camera on the SPOT
monitor whenever it detects motions on the selected camera.
Figure 46 — Motion Detection Actions 2 screen.
Video Loss
Highlight Video Loss in the Event menu and press the
button. The Video Loss setup screen appears.
Highlighting the box under the Video Loss Interval heading
allows you to set the duration of a signal loss before the DVR
will report a Video Loss. The DVR will not consider any signal
loss from a camera to be a Video Loss if the detected signal
loss is shorter than the interval set on this screen.
Highlight Use Ignoring Time and press the button to toggle
between On and Off. When set to On, the DVR will ignore
video loss events occurring during the preset period.
Highlighting Time Setup and pressing the button allows
you to set up event ignoring time.
NOTE: The record action for motion events will not be
affected by the Video Loss ignoring function.
Figure 47 — Video Loss Settings screen.
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Highlight the Actions 1 and Actions 2 tabs and the Video Loss Actions 1 and Actions 2 screens display.
The DVR can be set to react to video loss differently for each
camera. Each camera can be associated with another camera,
trigger an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s internal
buzzer, notify a number of different devices, move PTZ
cameras to preset positions, and/or display a camera on a
SPOT monitor.
Highlight the box under the Record heading and press the
button. A list of cameras appears. You can associate as many
cameras with that camera as you wish. If the DVR detects
video loss on the selected camera, it starts recording video
from all the associated cameras.
Figure 48 — Video Loss Actions 1 screen.
NOTE: For the Record action, the camera you select should be set to the Event or Time & Event recording mode
in the Record Schedule setup screen.
Highlight the box under the Alarm-Out heading and press the
button. A list of Alarm Outputs appears. You can
associate as many Alarm-Outs with that camera as you wish. When the DVR detects video loss on the selected camera,
it will trigger output signals on all the associated Alarm-Out connectors. You can also have the DVR’s internal buzzer
sound if video is lost on the selected camera.
NOTE: For the Alarm-Out action, the alarm output and beep you select should be set to the Event mode in the
Alarm-Out setup screen (Schedule tab).
Highlight the box under the Notify heading and press the
button. You can toggle the entire list On and Off by
button. You can toggle the individual items On and Off by
highlighting Notification and pressing the
button. Highlight OK and press the
button to accept your changes.
highlighting that item and pressing the
NOTE: For the Notify action, the notify item you select should be enabled in the Notification setup screen and
the DVR should be registered in the RAS (Remote Administration System).
Highlight the desired box under the PTZ heading, and press
the button. A list of PTZ presets appear. Select the preset
position for each PTZ camera, where you want PTZ cameras
to move to when the DVR detects video loss on the selected
camera’s input.
Highlight the box under the Spot Monitor heading and press
the button. A list of SPOT monitors and cameras appears.
Each SPOT monitor can be associated with a camera. The
DVR will display the associated camera on the SPOT monitor
whenever it detects video loss on the selected camera.
Figure 49 — Video Loss Actions 2 screen.
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Video Blind
Highlight Video Blind in the Event menu and press the
button. The Video Blind setup screen appears.
The DVR checks to see if anything is blinding a camera.
Figure 50 — Video Blind Settings screen.
Highlighting the box under the Sensitivity heading allows you to adjust the DVR’s
sensitivity to video blind for Black and White independently from 0 (Never) and 1
(least sensitive) to 15 (most sensitive).
NOTE: Video blind might NOT be detected for a camera with a very noisy image
especially when set for low sensitivity values.
Highlighting the box under the Activation Time heading allows you to set the duration before the DVR will report a
Video Blind. The DVR will not consider any blinded camera to be a Video Blind if the detected blindness is less than
the Activation Time set on this screen.
Highlight Use Ignoring Time and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to On, the DVR will
ignore video blind events occurred during the preset period. Highlighting Time Setup and press the button allows
you to set up event ignoring time.
NOTE: The record action for motion events will not be affected by the Video Blind ignoring function.
Highlight the Actions 1 and Actions 2 tabs and the Video Blind Actions 1 and Actions 2 screens display.
The DVR can be set to react to video blind differently for each
camera. Each camera can be associated with another camera,
trigger an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s internal
buzzer, notify a number of different devices, move PTZ
cameras to preset positions, and/or display a camera on a
SPOT monitor.
Highlight the box under the Record heading and press the
button. A list of cameras appears. You can associate as many
cameras with that camera as you wish. If the DVR detects
video blind on the selected camera, it starts recording video
from all the associated cameras.
Figure 51 — Video Blind Actions 1 screen.
NOTE: For the Record action, the camera you select should be set to the Event or Time & Event recording mode
in the Record Schedule setup screen.
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button. A list of Alarm Outputs appears. You can
Highlight the box under the Alarm-Out heading and press the
associate as many Alarm-Outs with that camera as you wish. When the DVR detects video blind on the selected camera,
it will trigger output signals on all the associated Alarm-Out connectors. You can also have the DVR’s internal buzzer
sound if video is blinded on the selected camera.
NOTE: For the Alarm-Out action, the alarm output and beep you select should be set to the Event mode in the
Alarm-Out setup screen (Schedule tab).
Highlight the box under the Notify heading and press the
button. You can toggle the entire list On and Off by
highlighting Notification and pressing the button. You can toggle the individual items On and Off by highlighting
button. Highlight OK and press the
button to accept your changes.
that item and pressing the
NOTE: For the Notify action, the notify item you select should be enabled in the Notification setup screen and
the DVR should be registered in the RAS (Remote Administration System).
Highlight the desired box under the PTZ heading, and press
the button. A list of PTZ presets appears. Select the preset
position for each PTZ camera, where you want PTZ cameras
to move to when the DVR detects video blind on the selected
camera’s input.
Highlight the box under the Spot Monitor heading and press
the button. A list of SPOT monitors and cameras appears.
Each SPOT monitor can be associated with a camera. The
DVR will display the associated camera on the SPOT monitor
whenever it detects video blind on the selected camera.
Figure 52 — Video Blind Actions 2 screen.
Text-In
Highlight Text-In in the Event menu and press the
button. The Text-In setup screen appears.
The DVR can be set to react to text input from devices such
as ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) and POS (Point of
Sale; i.e., cash registers). This screen allows you to configure
the DVR for each text-in device.
Highlight the box under the Setup heading, and press the
button. Selecting the Setup heading changes all the parameters
excluding Port settings of all the text input channels.
NOTE: The system performance might be affected when
a large quantity of text inputs are detected from
several channels at the same time.
Figure 53 — Text-In Settings screen.
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Highlight the box beside Port, and press the button. Select
from None, RS232, RS485 and USB-Serial (1~8).
NOTE: When If you have set the Port as None, you will not
be able to make any changes to the screen.
NOTE: A When using the USB to serial text-in device, do
NOT remove the USB cable from the port while the
system is running.
Highlight Setup…, and press the button. Use the ATM or
POS manufacturer’s recommended settings when configuring
the RS232, RS485 or USB-Serial ports.
Figure 54 — Text-In Device screen.
Highlight the box beside Text-In Product, and press the
button. Select your device from the list.
NOTE: The following description is for a Generic Text Device. The screen changes for different types of text
input devices, and there will be different parameter boxes for you to enter information.
Highlight the box beside Transaction Start, and press the button. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the Transaction
Start string. Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for the text string that the device first sends when a
transaction starts.
If you want the DVR to react to any character sent from the text input device, you will want to turn On Any Character.
button to toggle between On and Off.
Highlight Any Character, and press the
NOTE: If Any Character is turned On, you will not be able to enter any text in the Transaction Start box.
Highlight the box beside Transaction End, and press the button. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the Transaction
End string. Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for the text string that the device sends when a transaction
ends.
Highlight the more line(s) box, and press the button. Select the number of additional lines of text that you want
the DVR to record. You can choose from 0 to 10.
Highlight the box beside Line Delimiter, and press the
button. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the character(s)
that the device uses to indicate the end of a line. Special characters can be created using ^ and a capital letter; e.g., ^J
for NL (New Line), ^M for CR (Carriage Return). Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for Line Delimiter
character(s).
button. Use the virtual keyboard to enter any strings of text
Highlight the box beside Ignore String, and press the
that you want the DVR to ignore. Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for text strings that the device
sends during transactions, so you will know which ones you do not want recorded.
Highlight the Case Sensitive box, and press the button to toggle between On and Off. Refer to the device
manufacturer’s documentation to determine if the text strings are Case Sensitive. If the device distinguishes between
upper and lower case letters, make certain the Case Sensitive box is turned On.
Highlight the box beside Time Out, and press the button. Set the length of time to wait for the new text string. The
DVR will consider a transaction complete if no new text strings are entered between the last text input and the dwell
time out. You can adjust the Time Out dwell from 5 seconds to 15 minutes.
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Highlight the Actions 1 and Actions 2 tabs and the Text-In Actions 1 and Actions 2 screens display.
The DVR can be set to react to text input. Text input can be
associated with cameras, trigger an Alarm-Out connector,
sound the DVR’s internal buzzer, notify a number of different
devices, move PTZ cameras to preset positions, and/or display
a camera on a SPOT monitor.
Highlight the box beside Record and press the button. A
list of cameras appears. You can associate as many cameras
with the Text Input as you wish. If the DVR detects text
input, it starts recording video from all the associated cameras.
Figure 55 — Text-In Actions 1 screen.
NOTE: For the Record action, the camera you select should be set to the Event or Time & Event recording mode
in the Record Schedule setup screen.
Highlight the box beside Alarm-Out and press the button. A list of Alarm Outputs appears. You can associate as
many Alarm-Outs with the Text Input as you wish. When the DVR detects text input, it triggers output signals on all
the associated Alarm-Out connectors. You can also have the DVR’s internal buzzer sound if text input is detected.
NOTE: For the Alarm-Out action, the alarm output and beep you select should be set to the Event mode in the
Alarm-Out setup screen (Schedule tab).
Highlight the box beside Notify and press the button. You can toggle the entire list On and Off by highlighting
button. You can toggle the individual items On and Off by highlighting that item
Notification and pressing the
and pressing the button. Highlight OK and press the button to accept your changes.
NOTE: For the Notify action, the notify item you select should be enabled in the Notification setup screen and
the DVR should be registered in the RAS (Remote Administration System).
Highlight the desired box under the PTZ heading, and press
the button. A list of PTZ presets appear. Select the preset
positions for each PTZ camera, where you want PTZ cameras
to move to when the DVR detects text input.
Highlight the box beside Spot Monitor and press the button.
A list of SPOT monitors and cameras appears. Each SPOT
monitor can be associated with a camera. The DVR will
display the associated camera on the SPOT monitor whenever
it detects an input on the selected text-in device.
Figure 56 — Text-In Actions 2 screen.
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System Event
Highlight System Event in the Event menu and press the
button. The System Event setup screen appears.
The DVR can be configured to run self-diagnostics and report
the results.
Highlighting the box beside System and pressing the button
allows you to select the interval that you want the DVR to run
self-diagnostics on the system. You can select from 1 hr. to
30 days or Never.
Figure 57 — Health Check screen
Highlight the Setup... box beside Check Recording and press the
button. The Check Recording screen appears.
Highlighting Schedule On and pressing the
button toggles On and
Off. When set to On, you can select the day, time range and interval that
you want the DVR to run self-diagnostics on the recorder. The Interval
can be selectable from 1 min. to 7 days or Never. The box allows
you to delete a check recording schedule.
Highlighting the box under the Interval heading beside each alarm-in and pressing the button allows you to change the
interval that you want the DVR to run self-diagnostics on Alarm Inputs. You can select from 1 hr. to 30 days or Never.
Highlight the Storage tab, and the Storage screen displays.
Highlight the box beside Disk Bad Notify, and press the
button. Select percentage level of bad disk sectors at which
you want the DVR to trigger an alert. Percentage levels range
from 10% to 90%.
Highlight the box beside Disk Almost Full Notify, and press
the button. Select the percentage level of disk usage at
which you want the DVR to trigger an alert. Percentage levels
range from 80% to 99%.
Figure 58 — Storage screen.
Highlight the first box beside Disk S.M.A.R.T., and press
the button. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to scroll
through the numbers. Refer to the hard disk drive
manufacturer’s documentation for the correct temperature
setting. If the temperature of hard disk drive exceeds the
defined threshold, the system triggers an alert.
Highlight the second box beside Disk S.M.A.R.T., and press the
(Fahrenheit), and press the button.
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button. Select either ºC (Celsius) or ºF
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Highlight the Actions tab, and the System Event Actions screen displays.
The DVR can be set to react to system events. System events
can be associated with an Alarm-Out connector, sound the
DVR’s internal buzzer, and/or notify a number of different
devices.
Highlight the Alarm-Out box beside the desired event (Check
Recording, Check Alarm-In, Disk Almost Full, Disk Full,
Disk Bad, Disk Temperature, or Disk S.M.A.R.T.), and
press the button. A list of Alarm Outputs appears. You
can associate as many Alarm-Outs with the Event as you wish.
If the DVR detects that event, it triggers output signals on all
the associated Alarm-Out connectors. You can also have the
DVR’s internal buzzer sound if an event is detected.
Figure 59 — System Event Actions screen
NOTE: Alarm-Out action cannot be set to System and Panic Record events.
Highlight the Notify box beside the desired event (System, Panic Record, Check Recording, Check Alarm-In,
Disk Almost Full, Disk Full, Disk Bad, Disk Temperature, or Disk S.M.A.R.T.), and press the button. You
can toggle the entire list On and Off by highlighting Notification and pressing the button. You can toggle the
individual items On and Off by highlighting that item and pressing the button. Highlight OK and press the button
to accept your changes.
NOTE: Mail notify is the only option available for the System event.
For the Notify action to work, the DVR should be registered in the RAS (Remote Administration System).
Event Status
Highlight Event Status in the Event menu and press the
button. The Event Status screen appears.
The Event Status screen displays the status of the DVR’s
systems and inputs. Events will be highlighted, and related
channels or events will flicker for five seconds when detected.
(Alarm-In), (Motion), (Video Loss), (Video Blind)
and (Text-In) will be highlighted when each event is
detected based on the settings you made in the Alarm-In,
Motion Detection, Video Loss, Video Blind and Text-In setup
screen on the Event menu.
(Check Alarm-In) and Check Recording will be
highlighted when each event is detected based on the settings
you made in the System Event setup screen on the Event menu.
Figure 60 — Event Status screen.
Panic Record will be highlighted while the DVR is in the panic recording mode.
Disk Almost Full will be highlighted when the DVR is not in the Recycle mode and the level of disk usage reaches
the Disk Almost Full percentage you made in the System Event setup screen on the Event menu. Disk Full will be
highlighted when the DVR is not in the Recycle mode and all available storage space has been used.
Fan Error will be highlighted when the cooling fan to the left of the power cord on the rear panel is not working for
more than four seconds.
Highlighting the Storage tab will display the hard disk drive status. Refer to the Storage section for details.
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Chapter 4 — Operation
NOTE: This chapter assumes your DVR has been installed and configured. If it has not, please refer to Chapters
2 and 3.
The DVR’s controls are similar to a VCR. As with a VCR, the main functions are recording and playing back video.
However, you have much greater control over recording and playing back video. You can establish recording schedules
based on time of day and day of the week. The DVR allows you to search through the recorded video using much more
sophisticated tools than those available with VCRs. Additional DVR features that are not available with VCRs are
remote control and viewing, and recording video at the same time you are watching previously recorded video.
The front panel controls are described in Chapter 3 — Configuration.
Turning on the Power
Once you have installed the DVR following the instructions in Chapter 2 — Installation, it is ready to record.
Live Monitoring
As soon as the DVR completes its initialization process, it will begin showing live video on the attached monitor. The
default mode is to display all cameras at once. Pressing any camera button will cause that camera to display full screen.
It displays live video until the user enters another mode.
While in the live monitoring mode, press the MENU button displays the following Live Monitoring menu at the top of
the screen. Pressing the MENU button again hides the menu. You can navigate through menus and items by pressing
the arrow buttons.
Freeze
Sequence
Camera Menu
Alarm Reset
Panic
Setup
Search Mode
Login/Logout
Figure 61 — Live Monitoring menu.
NOTE: The Live Monitoring menu also can be displayed by moving the mouse pointer to the top of the screen.
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Live Monitoring Menu
Freeze
Selecting
(Freeze) in the Live Monitoring menu will freeze the current image on the screen until you select
again.
It is the same as pressing the (Play/Pause) button. Pressing any button except for the MENU , ALARM and PANIC
buttons while in the Freeze mode can also exit the Freeze mode. While in the Freeze mode, the icon displays in
bottom-left corner if Freeze is selected in the Display setup screen (OSD tab).
Sequence
Selecting
(Sequence) in the Live Monitoring menu causes the cameras to display sequentially. It is the same as
pressing and holding the SEQUENCE button for three seconds or longer. When in one of the multi-view formats,
pressing this button will cause the DVR to go through predefined screen layouts (Full Sequence). Or, the bottom, right
screen will display live cameras sequentially (Cameo Sequence). For example, if you press the SEQUENCE button
in the 2x2 format, the DVR changes pages as follows:
< Full Sequence >
< Cameo Sequence >
Selecting
again in the Live Monitoring menu exits the Sequence mode. While in the Sequence mode, the
icon
displays in bottom-left corner if Sequence is selected in the Display setup screen (OSD tab). If all the cameras in a page
are Off, or have lost video or are set to Covert (unless the user has authority to view covert cameras), that page will be
excluded from the sequence.
NOTE: The Full Sequence for the full sequence monitoring and the Cameo Sequence for the cameo sequence
monitoring should be selected in the Display setup screen (Main Monitor tab).
Camera Menu
Selecting
(Camera Menu) in the Live Monitoring menu displays the following Camera Menu.
y PTZ: Selecting PTZ and choosing the camera number allows you to control the selected camera as
long as it has Pan, Tilt and Zoom capabilities. It is the same as pressing the PTZ button. Refer to
the following PTZ Mode section for details.
y Zoom: Selecting Zoom and choosing the camera number zooms the current image of the selected
camera on the screen. It is the same as pressing the ZOOM button. Selecting Zoom again in the
Camera Menu again exits the Zoom mode. Refer to the following Zoom Mode section for details.
y Color Control: Selecting Color Control and choosing the camera number allows you to control brightness, contrast,
hue and saturation for each camera for the selected camera if a user who has Color Control authority logs into the
system. It is the same as pressing and holding a camera button for a few seconds.
NOTE: It is important that cameras and monitors are correctly installed and adjusted prior to making any image
adjustments using the DVR’s controls.
Any image adjustments you make will be applied to both the live video on the monitors and the recorded
video.
y Spot Monitor: Selecting Spot Monitor allows you to select the camera you want to display on a Spot monitor. Refer
to the following Spot Monitoring section for details.
NOTE: The Camera Menu also can be displayed by clicking the right mouse button on the screen while in the
live monitoring mode.
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Alarm Reset
Selecting
(Alarm Reset) in the Live Monitoring menu resets the DVR’s outputs including the internal buzzer during
an alarm. It is the same as pressing the ALARM button.
Panic
(Panic) in the Live Monitoring menu starts panic recording of all cameras, and selecting
Selecting
panic recording. It is the same as pressing the PANIC button.
again stops
Setup
Selecting
(Setup) in the Live Monitoring menu enters the Main Setup screen. Refer to Chapter 3 ─ Configuration
for detailed descriptions of system setup.
Search Mode
Selecting
(Search Mode) in the Live Monitoring menu exits the live monitoring mode and enters the search mode.
It is the same as pressing the PLAYBACK button.
Login/Logout
Selecting
(Login) in the Live Monitoring menu accesses the Login screen, and you will be asked to select a User
(Logout) in the Live Monitoring menu displays the Logout
and enter the password to log into the system. Selecting
screen asking you to confirm whether or not you want to log out the current user.
Active Cameo Mode
You can enter the Active Cameo mode by pressing and holding the CAMEO button for three seconds or longer in any
multi-view format. The yellow outline surrounding the video indicates the active cameo, and pressing the arrow buttons
moves the active cameo. Pressing the (Play/Pause) button exits the Active Cameo mode. Selecting Exit Group
Edit in the cameo menu displayed when pressing the CAMEO button also exits the Active Cameo mode. The active
cameo mode will remains in effect for 15 seconds if there is no further operation.
In active cameo mode, press the button for the camera you want to display in the active cameo. After setting the camera
number to active cameo, the DVR moves the active cameo to the next cameo. When the camera number exists on the
current screen, the active cameo is changed with the existing camera number. When the camera number does not exist
on the current screen, the active cameo is replaced by the camera number. You can change the screen layout in this way.
Zoom Mode
You can enlarge an area of the video by pressing the ZOOM button. For a few seconds after pressing the ZOOM button,
a rectangle displays on the screen. A rectangle shows the area that will be enlarged. You can move the rectangle around
using the arrow buttons. Pressing the (Play/Pause) button in the Zoom mode enlarges the area in rectangle. Exit
the Zoom mode by pressing the ZOOM button. While in the Zoom mode, the icon displays if Zoom is selected in
the Display setup screen (OSD tab).
PTZ Mode
If a user who has PTZ Control authority logs into the system, the user can control PTZ cameras. The DVR will control
cameras with Pan, Tilt and Zoom capabilities. Press and hold the PTZ button for three seconds or longer to display
the PTZ camera menu and enter the PTZ mode, and press the button again to exit the PTZ mode.
Select the PTZ camera you wish to control by selecting it from the menu. The icon
screen.
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To use the front panel buttons, press the Left and Right arrow buttons to pan left and right. Press
the Up and Down arrow buttons to tilt the camera up and down. Press the button to zoom in,
and press the button to zoom out. You can use the and buttons to focus the image.
You can establish preset positions for PTZ cameras. Press the
to establish Presets.
You can quickly move PTZ cameras to Preset positions. Press the
Preset position.
to view an established camera
Figure 62 — PTZ Select Camera menu.
You can save camera position settings as “presets” so that you can go directly
to desired views.
Once you have the camera at the desired settings, press the button, and the
Set Preset dialog box will appear. Select the number you want to assign to
the preset and press the (Play/Pause) button. Use the virtual keyboard to
enter the preset name.
Press the button to load the PTZ preset and the Move to Preset dialog box
will appear. Select the desired preset and press the button to load the preset.
< Set Preset >
< Move to Preset >
Figure 63 — PTZ Preset menu.
While in the PTZ mode, pressing the MENU button and selecting
(Advanced PTZ) in the menu
displaying at the top of the screen displays the Advanced PTZ menu.
Set the feature you wish to control by selecting it from the menu. Refer to the camera manufacturer’s
instructions for the proper settings. Depending on the camera specifications, some features may not
be supported.
You can use a mouse for convenient PTZ control. Position the mouse pointer at the bottom of the screen, and the
following PTZ toolbar will display.
Clicking on the left side exits the toolbar. If you want to display the toolbar again, position
the mouse pointer at the bottom of the screen. Change the toolbar location by clicking the empty
space on the left side of the toolbar and drag it to where you want it located on the screen. Use
the arrow buttons on the toolbar to pan or tilt the camera in the direction you want. The other
controls on the toolbar perform as described below:
Zoom In / Out
Iris Open / Close
Focus Near / Far
Set / Load Preset
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Event Monitoring
When an event occurs, the DVR will display the camera associated with the event if Event Monitoring On is selected in
the Display setup screen (OSD tab).
How the cameras are displayed depends on the number of cameras associated with the event. If one camera is associated
with the event, the DVR will display the camera full screen. If two to four cameras are associated with the event, the
DVR will display the cameras on a 2x2 screen. If five to nine cameras are associated with the event, the DVR will
display the cameras on a 3x3 screen. If 10 or more cameras are associated with the event, the DVR will display the
cameras on a 4x4 screen.
Event monitoring lasts for the dwell time set for event recording. After the dwell time has elapsed, the monitor returns
to the previous screen unless another event has occurred. If you want to return to the live monitoring mode before the
dwell time has elapsed, press the DISPLAY button or one of the camera buttons.
Covert Camera
If a camera is set up as Covert 1 in the Camera setup screen (Settings tab), that camera will not be displayed unless a
user with Covert Camera View authority logs into the system. However the camera title and status icons will be
displayed on the monitor.
If a camera is set up as Covert 2 in the Camera setup screen (Settings tab), that camera appears to be Off unless a user
with Covert Camera View authority logs into the system. The camera title will be grayed out and status icons will
not be displayed on the monitor.
NOTE: When a camera is set up as Covert 1, the DVR displays the camera title and status icons on the covert
video. When set up as Covert 2, the DVR displays only the camera title on the covert video.
If a user who has Covert Camera View authority logs into the system, the user can view video from cameras set to
Covert 1 or Covert 2 including the camera titles and status icons.
Spot Monitoring
You can select the camera you want to display on a Spot Monitor. Press and hold the SPOT button for three seconds
or longer displays the Sequence Menu.
Select the camera to be displayed on the Spot Monitor. Selecting Sequence from the menu displays
more than one camera on a Spot Monitor sequentially. Select Sequence again to stop sequencing on
the Spot Monitor. Any cameras that are Off, have lost video or are set to Covert (unless the user has
authority to view covert cameras) will be excluded from the sequence. When the Spot Monitor is in
the sequence mode, you can set the camera’s display dwell time. Refer to Chapter 3 – Configuration –
Display Screen section for details.
Figure 64 — Sequence menu.
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Using a Mouse
You can use a mouse instead of the front panel buttons to perform many of the DVR functions. In the Live Monitoring
mode or Search mode, moving the mouse pointer to the left edge of the screen displays the following Mouse Display menu.
Full Screen
PIP
2x2
3x3
4x4
Previous Group
Next Group
OSD
Figure 65 — Mouse Display menu.
Full Screen
Selecting
(Full Screen) in the Mouse Display menu and choosing the camera number button displays the selected
camera full screen. It is the same as pressing the individual camera buttons on the front panel or clicking the left mouse
button on a camera image when in one of the multiview formats (i.e., 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4). Clicking the left mouse button
on the screen again returns to the previous display mode.
PIP, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4
Selecting , ,
or
(PIP, 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4) in the Mouse Display menu displays the cameras in the selected
multiview screen mode (PIP, 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4). Selecting each display mode is the same as pressing the DISPLAY
button or scrolling the mouse wheel up and down when in one of the multiview formats (i.e., 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4).
NOTE: The PIP display mode will not be supported in the search mode.
Previous Group, Next Group
Selecting
or
(Previous Group or Next Group) in the Mouse Display menu moves to the previous or next page.
It is the same as pressing the GROUP button.
OSD
Selecting
(OSD) in the Mouse Display menu toggles OSD On and Off.
Recording Video
Once you have installed the DVR following the instructions in Chapter 2 — Installation, it is ready to record. The DVR
will start recording based on the settings you made in the Record setup screen. See Chapter3 — Configuration.
Recycle On or Recycle Off. The factory default is Recycle On. It does this by recording over the oldest video once
the hard disk is full. Setting the DVR to Recycle Off causes it to stop recording once the hard disk is full.
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Standard (CIF), High (Half D1) or Very High (D1). The factory default resolution is Standard. When set to Standard,
the DVR has a maximum recording speed of 480 ips (240 ips for 8-channel model). When set to High, the DVR has a
maximum recording speed of 240 ips (120 ips for 8-channel model). When set to Very High, the DVR has a maximum
recording speed of 120 ips (60 ips for 8-channel model).
Although you will be able to record without changing the unit from its original factory settings, you will want to take
advantages of the DVR’s many tools. See Chapter 3 — Configuration for detailed descriptions of the recording mode
options.
Panic Recording
(Panic) in the Live Monitoring menu or pressing the PANIC button starts panic recording of all cameras,
Selecting
and selecting
or pressing the button again stops panic recording. If you set the Panic Recording Duration in the
Panic Record setup screen, panic recording will stop automatically according to the preset duration as long as
is
not selected or the PANIC button is not pressed.
NOTE: When the DVR is not in the Recycle mode and all available storage space has been used, panic recording
will not operate.
Playing Recorded Video
If a user who has Search authority logs into the system, the user can view recorded image. Once video has been
recorded, you can view it by pressing the PLAYBACK button.
The DVR supports the Triplex function: monitoring, recording and playing back at the same time. Pressing the PLAYBACK
button when in one of the multi-view formats enters the Triplex mode and displays the Select Playback Camera menu.
Selecting All Channels plays back video of all cameras. The DVR maintains the same display format
as it does in the live mode except for the PIP format. You can also change the screen layout in the same
way as you do in the live mode.
Selecting the camera number under Triplex enters the Triplex mode and plays back video of the selected
camera. When in the single-screen display format, the camera currently displayed on the screen will
be selected and when in the PIP display format, the camera displayed on the PIP screen will be selected
for the search channel. During the Triplex mode, the DVR maintains the same display format as it does
in the live mode. A red outline surrounding the video and the camera title indicates the search channel.
While in the Triplex Mode, the DVR continues recording cameras as they were set up in the recording
schedule. Also, live monitoring will continue except for the camera that has been selected for playback.
Figure 66 — Select Playback Camera menu.
When playing video for the first time, the DVR will display the most recent image. When playing video subsequent
times, the DVR will start playing video from the last recalled image.
NOTE: Only the administrator and users with Covert Camera View authority can view video from covert cameras.
The covert cameras in the playback mode are determined by the current camera settings.
Camera Buttons (1 to 16): Pressing the individual camera buttons will cause the selected camera to display full screen.
Arrow Buttons: Pressing the
button plays video backward at high speed. Pressing the button again toggles the
and
. Pressing the
button plays video forward at high speed. Pressing the
playback speed from ,
and
. When in the pause mode, pressing the button
button again toggles the playback speed from ,
moves to the next image and pressing the button moves to the previous image.
PLAY/PAUSE Button: Pressing the
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CAMEO Button: Pressing and holding the button for three seconds or longer enters the cameo mode. The yellow
outline surrounding the video indicates the active cameo, and pressing the arrow buttons moves the active cameo.
Pressing the desired camera button in the active cameo edits the cameo and displays the video of selected camera.
(Play/Pause) button exits the Active Cameo mode. Selecting Exit Group Edit in the cameo menu
Pressing the
displayed when pressing the CAMEO/MENU button also exits the Active Cameo mode.
NOTE: A cameo is defined as any cell within multi-screen display. The cameo mode allows you to change the
screen layout by editing the cameo.
PLAYBACK Button: Pressing the PLAYBACK button enters the playback mode, and pressing the button again exits
the playback mode. When entering the playback mode, video is paused. Pressing the (Play/Pause) button plays back
video at regular speed. The screen displays when the DVR is in the Pause mode and the screen displays when the
DVR is playing back video.
ZOOM Button: Pressing the ZOOM button zooms in the current image on the screen.
SPOT/DISPLAY Button: Pressing and holding the SPOT/DISPLAY button for three seconds or longer allows you
to select which cameras will display on the Spot monitor. Pressing the button toggles different display formats. The
available formats are: 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4.
GROUP Button: Pressing the GROUP button changes the screen from the current camera group to the next camera
group, and the screen displays page number.
You can use a mouse for convenient playback control. Position the mouse pointer on the playback screen, and the
following Record Table Search (Compact View Mode) screen will display. The individual controls on the toolbar
perform the following functions as described below:
Go to the previous image
Fast backward play
Play/Pause
Fast forward play
Go to the next image
Searching Video
While in the search mode, press the MENU button displays the following Search menu at the top of the screen. Pressing
the MENU button again hides the menu. You can navigate through menus and items by pressing the arrow buttons.
Search
Go To
Export
Camera Menu
Alarm Reset
Panic
Data Source
Exit
Figure 67 — Search menu.
NOTE: The Search menu also can be displayed by moving the mouse pointer to the top of the screen.
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Search Menu
Search
Selecting
(Search) in the Search menu displays the following Search menu. See the following Event Log Search,
Record Table Search, Calendar Search, Motion Search and Text-In Search sections for details.
y
y
y
y
y
Event Log Search: Selecting Event Log Search selects video from the event log.
Record Table Search: Selecting Record Table Search selects using a recording table.
Calendar Search: Selecting Calendar Search selects using a calendar.
Motion Search: Selecting Motion Search selects motion events.
Text-In Search: Selecting Text-In Search selects text input strings.
Go To
Selecting
(Go To) in the Search menu displays the following Go to menu.
y Go to the First: Selecting Go to the First displays the first recorded image.
y Go to the Last: Selecting Go to the Last displays the last recorded image.
y Go to the Date/Time: Selecting Go to the Date/Time displays the Go to the Date/Time screen.
Move the cursor over the date and time and press the (Play/Pause) button. You can use
the Left and Right arrow buttons to highlight the year, month, day, hours, minutes and
seconds. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to change to the date and time you want
to search for video.
Once you have set the date and time you want, press the
button. Then highlight Go and press the button. The
selected date and time will display. (If no video was recorded during the selected time, a message appears alerting you
that no image was recorded at that time.) The button and arrow buttons can now be used to review the surrounding video.
Export
Selecting
(Export) in the Search menu displays the following Export menu. See the following Clip Copy and Print
sections for details.
y A–B Clip-Copy: Selecting A–B Clip-Copy will set the starting point of the video to be clip copied,
and the icon displays at the bottom-left corner of the screen. Selecting A–B Clip-Copy again
will set the ending point of the video to be clip copied and displays the Clip-Copy screen.
y Clip-Copy: Select Clip-Copy, and the Clip-Copy screen appears to allow clip copy setup.
y Print: Selecting Print allows you to print a selected image.
Camera Menu
Selecting
(Camera Menu) in the Search menu displays the following Camera Menu.
y Zoom: Selecting Zoom and choosing the camera number zooms the current playback image of
the selected camera on the screen. It is the same as pressing the ZOOM button. Selecting Zoom
again exits the Zoom mode.
NOTE: The Camera Menu also can be displayed by clicking the right mouse button on the screen while in the
search mode.
Alarm Reset
Selecting
(Alarm Reset) in the Search menu resets the DVR’s outputs including the internal buzzer during an alarm.
It is the same as pressing the ALARM button.
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Panic
Selecting
(Panic) in the Search menu starts panic recording of all cameras, and selecting
recording. It is the same as pressing the PANIC button.
again stops panic
Data Source
Selecting
(Data Source) in the Search menu allows you to select the data source to be searched. Selecting Record
searches recorded data on primary storage installed in the DVR, and selecting Other searches recorded data on storage
used for another DVR then installed in this DVR.
Exit
Selecting
(Exit) in the Search menu exits the search mode and enters the live monitoring mode.
Event Log Search
The DVR maintains a log of each time the Alarm Input port
is activated. The Event Log Search screen displays this list.
Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event for which you
would like to see video.
The Event Log Search screen can also be accessed by
pressing the ALARM button unless there is an alarm. There is
no determined user authority to display the Event Log Search
screen, however, the event video will not be played unless a
user with Search authority logs into the system.
Figure 68 — Event Log Search screen.
Pressing the (Play/Pause) button will extract the event video
and display the first image of the event. Pressing the button
will start playing the “event” video segment. Pressing
PLAYBACK returns to live monitoring.
NOTE: It is possible that no recorded image displays on the current screen. Press the DISPLAY button and
change the screen mode to 4x4. You will be able to easily see the camera have recorded video during
target time.
You can also narrow your event search by selecting the Option… button and setting up the new search condition.
You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or
you can set the start and stop times and dates.
Highlight the box beside From and press the button to toggle
between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a specific
Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be from the first
recorded image.
Highlight the box beside To and press the
button to toggle
between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a specific
Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be from the last
recorded image.
Highlight the box beside Check Time Overlap and press the button. It toggles between On and Off. You will only
be able to turn the Check Time Overlap on or off if a user-defined date and time is set to From and To. If the DVR’s
date and time have been reset, it is possible for the DVR to have more than one overlapping start and stop time. When
set to On, you will be asked to select one of the overlapping start and stop time. When set to Off, the DVR will display
search results from all start times to all stop times.
Highlight the box beside Alarm-In and press the
in your search.
button. You can select the alarm inputs that you want to include
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Highlight the box beside Motion and press the
of motion detection.
button. You can select the cameras for which you want any reports
Highlight the box beside Video Loss and press the
reports of lost video.
button. You can select the cameras for which you want any
Highlight the box beside Video Blind and press the
reports of blind video.
button. You can select the cameras for which you want any
Highlight the box beside Text-In and press the
of text input.
button. You can select the text-in devices which you want any reports
Highlight the box beside Record Channels and press the button. You can select the cameras that you want to search
for any reports of event recorded data. The DVR will display the events (not the camera channels) that occurred and
that also are recorded on the camera channel that you selected. If you do not select a camera channel in this field, the
DVR will search events that are not associated with cameras.
You can also toggle On and Off self-diagnostic System Events as part of your search. The choices are:
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
Panic Record
Check Recording
Check Alarm-In
Disk Almost Full
Disk Bad
Disk Temperature
Disk S.M.A.R.T.
Fan Error
Once you set your desired search conditions, highlight Search and press the button to display the search results in
the Event Log Search screen. Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
Record Table Search
< Compact View >
< Standard View >
Recording information about video images currently displayed
on the screen displays on the recording status bar. A grey
vertical line indicates the current search position. To search
specific video, move the vertical line by using the Left or
Right arrow buttons on the front panel or by clicking the
mouse on the desired segment.
If the DVR’s time and date have been reset to a time that is
earlier than some recorded video, it is possible for the DVR to
have more than one video stream in the same time range. In
this case, the overlapping time range in the record table will
be separated by a yellow vertical line.
NOTE: The recorded data in the time range located after
the yellow vertical line is the latest.
< Expanded View >
Figure 69 — Record Table Search screen.
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There are three view modes. Standard view, Expanded view and Compact view. Standard view (default) displays
combined recording information of all camera channels currently displayed on the screen. In the Standard view mode,
icon located at the bottom switches to the Expanded view mode. The Expanded view displays the
selecting the
recording information of each camera channel currently displayed on the screen. Selecting the icon in the Standard
view mode switches to the Compact view mode which displays only the toolbar. Selecting the icon in the Compact
icon in the Expanded view mode switches to the
view mode switches to the Standard view mode, and selecting the
Standard view mode.
Selecting or located at the bottom zooms the record table. Selecting displays eight hours (1-minute based),
and selecting displays 24 hours (3-minute based) at once. To move to earlier or later times that are not shown in the
current record table screen, select the arrows located at the end of the times by using the arrow buttons on the front panel.
NOTE: If the DVR has images recorded in more than one recording mode in the same time range, the recording
status bar displays recording information in the following priority order: Panic Æ Pre-Event Æ Event Æ
Time. The color of the bar indicates different recording modes: Red for Panic, Yellow for Pre-Event,
Purple for Event, and Blue for Time.
Selecting
details.
located at the bottom displays the Calendar Search screen. See the following Calendar Search section for
Selecting
located at the bottom displays the Search menu.
y Go To: Displays the first or last recorded image, or searches by date and time (see the previous
Searching Video – Go To section of this chapter for more details).
y Clip-Copy: Clips a video segment and saves it (see the following Clip Copy section for more details).
y Print: Prints the current playback image.
y Zoom: Zooms the current playback image.
y Slow Play: Plays video at low speed (x1/2, x1/3, x1/4, x1/6 and x1/8).
The individual playback controls at the bottom perform the following functions as described below:
Go to the previous image
Fast backward play
Selecting
Play/Pause
Fast forward play
Go to the next image
in the top-left corner exits the Record Table Search screen.
Calendar Search
Days with recorded video display on the calendar with white
numbers. You can highlight the days with recorded video by
using the arrow buttons. Once you have highlighted a day,
press the (Play/Pause) button to select it.
A time bar displays at the bottom of the calendar. Hours in
which video was recorded will be highlighted with blue. You
can use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight the time
bar. Once the time bar is highlighted, you can select the time
by using the Left and Right arrow buttons.
Figure 70 — Calendar Search screen.
NOTE: The time bar is in one-hour segments. If a segment
is highlighted, it means that some video was recorded
during that hour. However, it does NOT mean video was
recorded for the entire hour.
If the DVR’s time and date have been reset to a time that is earlier than some recorded video, it is possible for the DVR
to have more than one video stream in the same time range. Move to Select a Segment, and select the video stream you
want to search. Refer to the Appendix – Time Overlap for further information on searching time-overlapped video streams.
NOTE: The lower number of the Segment indicates the latest recorded video.
Once you have set the date and time you want to search, highlight Go and press the
time will display.
button. The selected date and
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NOTE: It is possible that no recorded image displays on the current screen. Press the DISPLAY button and
change the screen mode to 4x4. You will be able to easily see the camera have recorded video during
target time.
Motion Search
The Motion Search… can be selected from the Search menu
while the DVR displays the camera full screen. The Motion
Search screen displays a list of motion events. Use the arrow
buttons to highlight the event for which you would like to see
video and press the (Play/Pause) button to display the video
associated with the selected event on the small search screen.
Highlighting Close and pressing the
button will extract
the video associated with the Motion event and display the
first image of the event. Pressing the button will start
playing the “event” video segment. Pressing PLAYBACK
returns to live monitoring.
Figure 71 — Motion Search screen.
You can also narrow your event search by selecting the Option… button and setting up the new search condition.
You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or you
can set the start and stop times and dates.
Highlight the box beside From and press the button to toggle
between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date
and Time. When set to On, the search will be from the first recorded
image.
Highlight the box beside To and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a
specific Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be from the last recorded image.
Highlight the box beside Type and press the button. You can select between Motion Search and Museum Search.
Motion Search detects motion in the defined area. Museum Search detects if a defined object has moved.
Highlight the box beside Zone and press the button. An image from the video appears with a grid overlaid. You
can turn sensor blocks On and Off to define the area of the picture in which you want to search for motion.
NOTE: Defining the area of the image in which you want to search for motion is nearly identical to setting up
the DVR for Motion Detection. Please refer to Motion Detection Screen in Chapter 3 — Configuration
for more detailed instructions on setting up the detection blocks.
When setting the Museum Search Zone, the zone should be placed inside of the border line of the target
object. If the selected block is placed on the border line, the sensitivity of the Museum Search may decrease.
The zone should be placed or focused on the centre or, at least, within the outline of targeted object.
Highlight the box beside Sensitivity and press the
(high sensitivity).
button. You will be able to select from 1 (low sensitivity) to 5
Highlight the box beside Min. Blocks and press the button. You will be able to set the number of sensor blocks
that must be activated. Setting the Min Blocks will only be available if Motion Search is selected.
Once you set your desired search conditions, highlight Search and press the button to display the search results in
the Motion Search screen. Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
When you search for motion events of another camera, you will be asked whether or not you want to delete the previous
search results from the list.
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Text-In Search
The DVR maintains a log of each time there is Text Input.
The Text-In Search screen displays this list. Use the arrow
buttons to highlight the event for which you would like to
see video.
Pressing the
(Play/Pause) button will extract the video
associated with the Text Input and display the first image of
the event. Pressing the button will start playing the “event”
video segment. Pressing PLAYBACK returns to live
monitoring.
Figure 72 — Text-In Search screen.
NOTE: It is possible that no recorded image displays on the current screen. Press the DISPLAY button and change
the screen mode to 4x4. You will be able to easily see the camera have recorded video during target time.
Text Input information will be overlaid on the image while the recorded video is played at regular speed.
You can also narrow your event search by selecting the Option… button and setting up the new search condition.
You can search video from the first to last recorded images,
or you can set the start and stop times and dates.
Highlight the box beside From and press the
button to
toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter
a specific Date and Time. When set to On, the search will
be from the first recorded image.
Highlight the box beside To and press the button to toggle
between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a specific
Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be from the
last recorded image.
Highlight the Channel and press the
button. Select the text-in devices that you want to search for text input.
Highlight the Text Input Device box and press the
button. Select your Text Input Device from the list.
Highlighting the + and pressing the button allows you to add a new set of search parameter. Set up the desired search
parameter. Refer to the Appendix – Text-In Search Examples for further information on setting up search parameters.
The column can be used to delete a set of search parameter or entire sets of search parameters.
Highlight Case Sensitive and press the button. This will toggle between On and Off. When this feature is On,
the search will find only those text strings in which the case matches.
Highlight Load and press the
button to load saved search option settings. Select the desired search option settings.
Highlight Save and press the button to save the current search option settings. A virtual keyboard appears that you
can use to enter the search option name.
Once you set your desired search conditions, highlight Search and press the button to display the search results in
the Text-In Search screen. Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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Clip-Copy
Video clips can be copied on an internal DVD RW drive, or external USB hard disk or flash drive. The copied video
clips can be viewed on computers running Microsoft Windows 98, ME, XP or Vista. Refer to the Appendix – USB
Hard Disk Drive Preparation for information on preparing the external drive for clip copy.
Selecting A–B Clip-Copy in the Search – Export menu or pressing the CLIP COPY button during the playback will
set the starting point of the video to be clip copied, and the icon displays at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Selecting A–B Clip-Copy in the Search – Export menu or pressing the CLIP COPY button again will set the ending
point of the video to be clip copied by displaying the Clip-Copy screen.
Pressing and holding the CLIP COPY button for more than three seconds while in the Search mode or Live Monitoring
mode initiates the One-Touch Clip Copy function. The last recorded image will be the ending point of video to be
clip copied, and the system will automatically begin to calculate the possible video data size that the selected storage
media can handle.
Select Clip-Copy in the Search – Export menu or press the CLIP COPY button while in the Search mode or Live
Monitoring mode, and the Clip-Copy screen appears to allow clip copy setup.
You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or you can
set the start and stop times and dates.
Highlight the box beside From and press the (Play/Pause) button to
toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a specific
Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be from the first
recorded image.
Highlight the box beside To and press the button to toggle between
On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time.
When set to On, the search will be from the last recorded image.
Highlight the box beside Channels and press the button. You can
select the cameras that you would like to include in your video clip.
Figure 73 — Clip-Copy screen.
Highlight the box beside Password and press the
password for reviewing the video clips.
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the
Highlight the box beside Dest. and press the button. You can select the storage device on which you would like to
record the video clip. You can choose from Internal DVD RW and USB Storage.
CAUTION: The USB device for clip copy must be FAT 16 or FAT32 format.
NOTE: While copying video clips on the DVD RW, the recording speed might decrease.
While copying video clips on the DVD RW, the DVR will stop archiving video data until clip copy is finished.
When the error message “Firmware update of the optical drive is required” displays, update the firmware
of the installed DVD RW drive. Please follow the instructions described in Chapter 3 – Configuration –
System Information section.
The DVR automatically assigns a file name to the video clip. However, you can give the video clip file a different name.
Highlight the box beside File Name and press the button. A virtual keyboard appears. Enter a file name for the
video you are backing up and select Close. The DVR will automatically add the camera number (for example “01”)
and “.exe” to the file name.
NOTE: When naming a file, you cannot use the following characters: \, /, :, *, ?, “, <, >, |.
Highlight Include Text-In Data and press the button. This will toggle between On and Off. When this feature is
On, you can include text-in data when copying video if the video was recorded with text-in data.
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button. This will toggle between On and Off. When this feature is
Highlight Verify After Burning and press the
On, you can verify that the data is written on the DVD RW properly.
Highlight Use Site Name and press the
button. This will toggle between On and Off. When this feature is On,
you can add the site name to the file name for the video you are backing up.
NOTE: When the site name is added to the file name, some special characters (\, /, :, *, ?, “, <, >, |) in the site
name will be converted to “_”.
Once you have given the video clip a file name, highlight the Start button and press the button. The confirmation
screen displaying data size will appear. When the storage device does not have enough space, the DVR will ask if you
want to copy as much of the video clip as possible in the available space. Highlight the Continue button and press
the button to continue clip copy.
Once the clip copy starts, you can cancel it by selecting Cancel or hide the screen by selecting Close. When selecting
Close, Clip Copy continues and a confirmation screen will display when complete.
NOTE: Only 4.7GB DVD media is available. To clip copy video on DVD media using remaining space, the size
of previously recorded data on the DVD media should be less than 4GB.
Select the Full Erase option when erasing recorded data on DVD media, otherwise the media will not
operate properly when rewritten.
The file size for clip copy is limited to 30GB. When copying video clips larger than 2GB, the video clips
will be save in units of 2GB. For example, 3 individual 2GB files will be created when saving a 6GB video
clip. However, the file size for the One-Touch Clip Copy is limited to 2GB.
You can use other functions on the DVR while video is being backed up. To do this, highlight the Close button and
press the button. You can return to the Clip-Copy screen at any time to check the progress.
You do not need to install any special software on your personal computer to review the video clips. Refer to RAS
manual for instructions on how to review video clips you have copied.
NOTE: During Clip Copy, you cannot shut the system down, clear data on the storage device, or format the
storage device.
CAUTION: Do NOT disconnect the USB cable or the power from the external drive while copying
video clips. If the external drive is shut down or the USB cable is disconnected while
copying video clips, THE DVR SYSTEM MAY NOT WORK NORMALLY OR THE EXTERNAL
DRIVE COULD BE DAMAGED, and you will get an error message the next time you try
to copy video clips. You will need to power down the DVR and restart it to get rid of the
error message. Once the file system of the USB hard disk drive has been corrupted, this
error message cannot be dismissed. Even after restarting the DVR it may automatically
restart while preparing to clip copy. You must recover the file system using the recovery
program, or you must reformat the hard disk drive.
Print
You can print images on a printer connected to the DVR. Connect a PostScript™ printer to one of the USB ports. A
message appears asking you if you want to print the current image.
NOTE: If your printer only supports an LPT connection (parallel), use an
LPT to USB converter cable. The printer cable is not provided.
Figure 74 — Print screen.
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Appendix
USB Hard Disk Drive Preparation
Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows XP and Windows Vista
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
NOTE:
Connect the USB hard disk drive to your computer using the USB Cable.
Turn on your computer.
The USB device icon should display on the Taskbar.
If the USB hard disk drive is partitioned or has data, it will show up in My Computer as a hard disk drive
icon. Check the file system by right clicking on the icon and checking under Properties > General > File
System. If the file system is NOT FAT32 format, format the USB hard disk drive using the FAT32 format.
If the USB hard disk drive is not partitioned, go to Administrative Tools in Control Panel and launch Computer
Management. Open Disk Management in Storage and right click an unallocated region of the USB hard
disk drive. Then, click Create Partition.
In the Create Partition wizard, click Next then Primary Partition, and follow the instructions on the screen.
Make sure that the FAT32 is selected for the file system.
The partition size should be less than 32GB because of Microsoft limitations.
After formatting is complete, the USB hard disk drive will be added to My Computer.
7.
Connect the USB hard disk drive to the DVR.
Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows 98
NOTE: Preparing a USB hard disk drive under Windows ME is almost identical to Windows 98.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
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Connect the USB hard disk drive to your computer using the USB Cable.
Turn on your computer. The Add New Hardware wizard window will appear.
Install the device driver for the USB backup device following the instructions provided with your USB hard
disk drive.
If the USB hard disk drive is partitioned or contains data, it will show up in My Computer as a hard disk
drive icon. Check the file system in Properties > General > File System. If the file system is NOT FAT32
format, format the USB hard disk drive with FAT32 format.
Run the FDISK utility by clicking Start then RUN. Type “fdisk” and click OK.
When the MS-DOS command prompt appears, type “Y” and hit the enter key.
In the FDISK Option menu, choose “5. Change current fixed disk drive.”
Choose the appropriate letter corresponding to the USB hard disk drive.
In the FDISK Option menu, choose “1. Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive.”
In the Create DOS Partition or Logical DOS Drive menu, choose “1. Create Primary DOS Partition.” And
Type “Y” to use all available space and hit the enter key. Hit ESC to exit the screen after the USB hard disk
drive partition is created.
Restart your computer and verify the newly created drive is in My Computer.
Right click the newly created hard disk drive icon and select “Format”.
In the Format Screen, select “Full” as the “Format type” and click “Start”.
After formatting is complete, connect the USB hard disk drive to the DVR.
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Text-In Search Examples
Search Example I
1
2
3
4
5
6
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
Item
Unit price
Qty
amount
==================================================
Coke
| $
2.20 |
1(s) | $
2.20
Fanta
| $
2.20 |
1(s) | $
2.20
Hotdog
| $
3.50 |
3(s) | $
10.50
Pepsi
| $
1.95 |
1(s) | $
1.95
==================================================
total : $
16.85
Thank you~~
In the above text-in data, you can find that the comparison value is located at 17th (Unit price, $ mark will be ignored
automatically), 28th (Qty) and 40th (amount) characters (including spaces) from the left. In this case, you can enter
“17”, “28” and “40” in each Column box.
For example, if you want to search for Coke with a Qty (Quantity) of more than 1 and Hotdog with an amount totaling
over $8, the following search condition can be set.
Search Example II
1
2
3
4
5
6
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
Item
Unit price
Qty
amount
==================================================
Coke
| $
2.20 |
1(s)
$
2.20
Fanta
| $
2.20 |
1(s)
$
2.20
Hotdog
| $
3.50 |
3(s)
$
10.50
Pepsi
| $
1.95 |
1(s)
$
1.95
==================================================
total : $
16.85
Thank you~~
In the above text-in data, you can find that the comparison value is located at 17th (Unit price, $ mark will be ignored
automatically), 28th (Qty) and 40th (amount) characters (including spaces) from the left, but the value of amount
category is located on a different line from Item. In this case, you can enter “17”, “28” and “40” in each Column box
and enter “1” in the Line box for the next line.
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For example, if you want to search for Coke with a Qty (Quantity) of more than 1 and Hotdog with an amount totaling
over $8, the following search condition can be set.
WebGuard
WebGuard allows you to access a remote DVR, monitor live video images and search recorded video using Internet
Explorer web browser anytime from virtually anywhere.
Computer system requirements for using the WebGuard program are:
y
y
y
y
y
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP or Microsoft® Windows® Vista
CPU: Intel Pentium III (Celeron) 600MHz or faster
RAM: 128MB or higher
VGA: 8MB or higher (1024x768, 24bpp or higher)
Internet Explorer: Version 6.0 or later
Start Internet Explorer on your local PC. You can run the WebGuard program by entering the following information
in the address field.
– “http://IP address:port number” (The DVR IP address and the WebGuard port number (default: 12088) set in the
Network setup screen (WebGuard tab))
– Or, “http://DVRNS server address/DVR name” (The DVRNS server address and the DVR name registered on the
DVRNS server)
– Or, “http://www.dvronline.net” (Entering the DVR IP address or the DVR name will be required when logging in)
NOTE: You will need to get the appropriate IP address for the DVR you want to connect to and the WebGuard
port number from your network administrator.
WebGuard only works with Microsoft Internet Explorer and will NOT work with other browsers.
Select between the WEBWATCH (Web monitoring) and
WEBSEARCH (Web search) modes and enter the appropriate port
number of the program. Entering ID and PASSWORD and clicking
the [LOGIN] button logs in using the selected mode. Selecting Save
ID saves the ID you entered.
You will need to enter the DVR IP address in the DVR ADDRESS field when running the WebGuard program by
entering http://www.dvronline.net. Selecting the Use DVRNS option allows you to enter the DVR name registered
on the DVRNS server instead of the IP address. You must enter the DVRNS server address and port number in the
SETUP setting when selecting the Use DVRNS option.
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NOTE: The port numbers for WEBWATCH and WEBSEARCH should be the same port numbers used for Remote
Watch and Remote Search set during Network setup.
When running the updated WebGuard for the first time, Internet Explorer might occasionally load the
information of the previous version. In this case, delete the temporary internet files by selecting Tools Æ
Internet Options Æ General tab, and then run WebGuard again.
There might be a problem that the bottom of WebGuard page is cropped due to the address or status
bars in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0. In this situation, it is recommended that websites open windows
without address or status bars by changing the internet setting. (Go to the Tools Æ Internet Options Æ
Security tab Æ Click the Custom level… button Æ Select Enable for the Allow websites to open windows
without address or status bars option)
When running WebGuard in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, it is recommended to start
Internet Explorer with elevated administrator permissions. Click the right mouse button on the Internet
Explorer icon and select the Run as administrator option from the context menu. Otherwise, some
functions of the WebGuard might be limited to use.
There might be a problem with screen display or screen update due to low image transmission speed
when using the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. In this situation, it is recommended that
you disable the Auto Tuning capability of your computer.
Run the Command Prompt with elevated administrator permissions (Go to the Start Menu Æ
Accessories Æ Command Prompt Æ Click the right mouse button and select the Run as administrator
option). Then enter “netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable” and hit the enter key. Restart
your computer to apply the changes.
If you want to enable the Auto Tuning capability again, enter “netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=
normal” after running the Command Prompt with elevated administrator permissions. Restart your
computer to apply the changes.
Web Monitoring Mode
WebWatch is a remote web monitoring program that allows you to monitor live video transmitted in real-time from
the remote DVR.
① Click the
to log out the WebGuard program.
② Click the
to access to the web search mode.
③ Position the mouse pointer on the WebWatch logo to see the version of the WebGuard program.
④ The DVR information window displays the login information of WebGuard.
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⑤ Click the screen format to select the desired display mode. When changing the screen format, the selected
camera on the current screen will be located in the first cell of the new layout.
⑥ Click the camera button (1 to 16) to select the camera to be viewed.
⑦ Click the
to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and hue of monitoring image.
⑧ Click the
to control pan, tilt and zoom of the camera from a remote site.
⑨ Click the
to control alarm out devices at the remote site.
⑩ Click the
to save the current image as a bitmap or JPEG file format.
⑪ Click the
to set up the image drawing mode and OSD display. You can adjust the display speed by changing
the image drawing mode, and select OSD information to be displayed on the screen.
⑫ The event status window at the bottom displays a list of events that were detected from the remote site.
⑬ Selecting a camera on the screen and clicking the right mouse button displays the text menu screen.
y Change Camera Title: Changes the camera name.
y Aspect Ratio: Changes the image aspect ratio.
y Deinterlacing: Using a deinterlace filter for interlaced video enhances image display quality
by eliminating horizontal scan lines and noise in areas with motion.
y Anti-Aliasing Screen: Enhances image display quality by eliminating stair stepping
(aliasing) effects in the enlarged image.
NOTE: A camera name change in the Web Watch mode does not affect the camera name set up on the remote
site. Leaving the Camera Title blank causes the camera name set up on the remote site to display.
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Web Search Mode
WebSearch is a remote web search program that allows you to search recorded video on the remote DVR.
NOTE: The remote site connection in the Web Search mode will automatically be disconnected if there is no
activity for 30 minutes.
① Click the
to log out the WebGuard program.
② Click the
to access to the web monitoring mode.
③ Position the mouse pointer on the WebSearch logo to see the version of the WebGuard program.
④ The DVR information window displays the time information of recorded data on the remote DVR and login
information of WebGuard.
⑤ Click the
to blur, sharpen, equalize and interpolate playback images. Click the
to zoom
out or zoom in the recorded image. Click the
to adjust the brightness of the recorded images.
NOTE: Image processing works only in the pause mode.
⑥ The playback function buttons include fast backward, pause, play, fast forward, go to the first
image, go to the previous image, go to the next image, and got to the last image.
⑦ Click the screen format to select the desired display mode.
⑧ Click the to enter the time-lapse search mode which allows you to search for recorded data by
time and then play back images found within the time parameters. The Timetable window located
at the bottom displays the time information for the image of the date selected on the calendar.
If more than one video stream in the same time range, you can select the video stream you want
to search. Clicking a specific time displays the image recorded at that time on the screen. Selecting
allows you to display an image from a specific time.
the
⑨ Click the to enter the event search mode which allows you to search for event log entries using specific conditions
and play back the images associated with those event entries.
⑩ Click the
to save any video clip of recorded data as an executable file, or click the
to save the current image
to print the current image on a printer connected to your computer.
in a bitmap or JPEG file format. Click the
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to set up the image drawing mode and OSD display. You can adjust the display speed by changing
⑪ Click the
the image drawing mode, and select OSD information to be displayed on the screen.
⑫ Click the
to reload the recording data.
⑬ The Timetable displays recorded data of the selected camera by time (in hour segments).
⑭ Selecting a camera on the screen and clicking the right mouse button displays the text menu screen.
y Change Camera Title: Changes the camera name.
y Aspect Ratio: Changes the image aspect ratio.
y Deinterlacing: Using a deinterlace filter for interlaced video enhances image display
quality by eliminating horizontal scan lines and noise in areas with motion.
y Anti-Aliasing Screen: Enhances image display quality by eliminating stair stepping
(aliasing) effects in the enlarged image.
NOTE: A camera name change in the Web Search mode does not affect the camera name set up on the remote
site. Leaving the Camera Title blank causes the camera name set up on the remote site to display.
Time Overlap
If the DVR’s time and date have been reset to a time that is earlier than the existing recorded video, it is possible for
the DVR to have more than one video stream in the same time range. In this case, you can search overlapping video
streams individually by selecting a specific segment. For example, when the DVR has recorded video from one to
five o’clock and the user changes the time backward from five to three o’clock and then continues recording until six
o’clock, there will be two video streams and segments from three to five o’clock.
You can search overlapping video streams by selecting a specific time or time range. If you want to search recorded
video at four o’clock during the overlapping time range using a search menu such as Go to the Date/Time, select the
segment you want to search.
If you want to search recorded video from four to five o’clock during the overlapping time range using a search menu
such as Event Log Search, Text-In Search or Motion Search, it is possible for the DVR to have two overlapping
start and stop times. You will be asked to select one of the overlapping start and stop times from the search time ranges
as follows:
y From four o’clock of the first segment to five o’clock of the first segment
y From four o’clock of the first segment to five o’clock of the second segment
y From four o’clock of the second segment to five o’clock of the second segment
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Connector Pin Outs
I/O Connector Pin Outs
AI (1 to 16)
GND
NC
COM
NO
ARI
Alarm Inputs 1 to 16
Chassis Ground (6 connectors)
Relay Alarm Output (Normally Closed)
Relay Common
Relay Alarm Output (Normally Open)
Alarm Reset In
RS485 Connector Pin Outs
Master Unit
+
−
J
J
To
To
J
J
Slave Unit
TX+/ RX+
TX-/ RX-
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Operating Instructions
Map of Screens
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Digital Video Recorder
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Solution
No Power
y Check power cord connections.
y Confirm that there is power at the outlet.
No Live Video
y
y
y
y
Live Video Very Bright
If a cable is attached to the “Loop” connector, make certain it is connected to a
properly terminated device.
DVR has stopped recording
If hard disk drive is full, you will either need to delete video or set the DVR to the
Overwrite Mode.
The icon displays,
however, the DVR is not
recording.
When the DVR is in the Pre-Event recording mode, the yellow
when there is no event, and the DVR is not recording. The red
when any event occurs and the DVR starts recording.
Check camera video cable and connections.
Check monitor video cable and connections.
Confirm that the camera has power.
Check camera lens settings.
and
and
display
display
System Log Notices
Boot Up
Shutdown
Restart
Upgrade
Upgrade Fail
Power Failure
Time Change
Time Zone Change
Time Sync
Time Sync Fail
Disk Bad
Login
Logout
Setup Begin
Setup End
Remote Setup Change
Remote Setup Fail
Setup Imported
Setup Import Failure
Setup Exported
Setup Export Failure
Setup Export Cancel
Schedule On
Schedule Off
Panic On
Panic Off
Clear All Data
Clear Disk
Format Disk
Disk Full
Auto Deletion
Search Begin
Search End
Clip-Copy Begin
Clip-Copy End
Clip-Copy Cancel
Clip-Copy Fail
Clip-Copy User:
Clip-Copy From:
Clip-Copy To:
Clip-Copy Duration of Video:
Clip-Copy Camera:
Callback Fail
Print Begin
Print End
Print Cancel
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Error Code Notices
No.
0
1
2
3
4
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
300
301
System Upgrade Related
Description
Unknown error.
File version error.
Operating system version error.
Software version error.
Kernel version error.
Upgrade device mounting failed.
Package is not found.
Extracting package failed.
LILO failed.
Rebooting failed.
Invalid package.
ODD firmware upgrade failed.
Remote connection failed.
Remote network error.
No.
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
System Upgrade Related
No.
302
303
304
400
401
402
403
404
405
500
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Description
Remote upgrade is not authorized.
Saving remote package failed.
Remote upgrade is cancelled by the user.
USB device mounting failed.
Reading upgrade package on the USB device
failed.
Copying upgrade package on the USB device
failed.
USB device is not connected.
USB device is being used.
Unsupported file system.
System is busy clip copying.
Clip Copy Related
Description
Unknown error.
Device error.
Mounting failed.
No media.
Invalid media.
File already existed.
Not enough space.
Creating temporary file failed.
Opening disk failed.
Formatting disk failed.
Database has been changed.
Appending failed.
Bad sector.
No executable file.
Clip Copy Related
No.
14
15
16
17
Description
Opening executable file failed.
Writing executable file failed.
Creating image failed.
Burning failed.
18
Burning is out of time.
19
Connecting device failed.
20
21
22
Device is busy.
Unsupported file system.
Verify failed.
Digital Video Recorder
Specifications
Type
Art. No.
Series
Operation mode
Video standard
Video inputs (amount)
Video inputs
Main exits
Video outputs
Spot monitor
IP channels
Alarm inputs
Activity detection
Alarm recording
Covert Camera Recording
Alarm out
Acoustic alarm display
Alarm outputs
Alarm notification
Alarm reset input
Event Logs
System logs
Max. recording resolution
Resolution
Compression standard
Image size
Max. recording rate
Recording speed
Digital storage media
Harddisk capacity
(internal)
Max. harddisk capacity
(internal)
Recording modes
Pre-alarm recording
Post-alarm recording
Playback
Playback speed
Monitor display
DLR4-08/250DV*
72911
DLR4-16/250DV*
72914
eneo DLR
Pentaplex
PAL/NTSC (automatic selection)
4
1Vp-p, (C)VBS, 75ohms, BNC (loop-through)
CVBS, VGA
1Vp-p, composite, 75ohms, BNC
CVBS
8x TTL, programmable as NC/NO
16x TTL, programmable as NC/NO
(terminal block)
(terminal block)
32x24 (768) grid per camera, Sensitivity levels: 5. Minimum size for detection:
256 levels. Video signal obscuration and video signal blind dtection.
Event, Pre- and post alarm, Panic and Video loss
Available
On system and disk fail
ON/OFF switchable
Relay contact (NO/NC)
2x Relay contacts (NO/NC)
E-Mail, Remote SW (RASplus), Callback
TTL input
No limit for alarm-in, motion, video loss, text-in
Up to 5,000 for user login/out, config. changes, remote access,
connects/disconnects and errors, disk read and write errors
704 x 576
720x576 Pixels (Display)
H.264, (H.264: advanced compression engine provides smaller data size without
significant picture quality distortion)
Low: 2/2.4kB, Standard: 4/4.8kB, High: 6/7.2kB, Very high: 8/9.6kB
(NTSC/PAL), at CIF resolution
200 images./sec.
400 images./sec.
200 ips. at CIF
400 ips. at CIF
(352x288 Px.), 100 ips. at 2 CIF
(352x288 Px.), 200 ips. at 2 CIF
(704x288 Px.), 50 ips. at 4CIF
(704x288 Px.), 100 ips. at 4CIF
(704x576 Px.) / PAL
(704x576 Px.) / PAL
SATA hard disk
250 GB
3000 GB
Continuous, Time-lapse, Motion Detection, Text-in, Pre-alarm, Panic
Up to 30min.
Up to 15min.
1, 4, 8 channel Split, PIP
1, 4, 9, 16channel split, PIP
200 ips. at CIF
400 ips. at CIF
(352x288 Px.), 100 ips. at 2CIF
(352x288 Px.), 200 ips. at 2CIF
(704x288 Px.),
(704x288 Px.),
50 ips. at 4CIF
100 ips. at 4CIF (704x576 Px.) / PAL
(704x576 Px.) / PAL
Real time: 25 ips (PAL), 30 ips (NTSC) per camera
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Operating Instructions
Type
Art. No.
Zoom function
Intergrated writer
Secondary Storage
Control units (external)
Remote control
Remote access
Remote Software
Scheduling
Search function
Menu languages
Network
Network protocols
Transmission rate
(Network)
Interfaces external storage
Serial interfaces
Text insertion interface
Password protection
Supply voltage
Power consumption
Temperature range
(Operation)
Housing
Colour
Dimensions (HxWxD)
Weight
Parts supplied
Certificates
DLR4-08/250DV*
72911
DLR4-16/250DV*
72914
2x~4x
DVD
via USB 2.0: HDD, Flash drive, built-in SATA DVD+/-RW. Network Data
Export: Clip Player, AVI, JPG, BMP
System Keyboard, Mouse
Wireless remote control enabled
Remote Software, Browser
For remote administration and search function (RASplus, Webguard, supplied
with the unit)
Different schedule for 7 days per week, programmable holidays, hour-by-hour
configuration, time-lapse, event-driven, 2 mixed independent time-lapse schedules
Date/Time, Record table, Calendar, Event, Motion, Museum, Text-In
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Russian, Czech,
Hungarian
10/100 Base-Tx, RJ45
Manual, ADSL, DHCP, DVRNS
100 ips (CIF), 50 ips (2CIF), PAL
USB, 2x USB 2.0
RS-485, RS-232, RS-485 for telemetry control (proved protocols: eneo-Fastrax,
Pelco P&D) or remote keyboard control
ATM/POS, 10 chann. max.
64 Groups, 256 User. Programmable access rights for each group
100VAC ~ 240VAC, 0.6A 50/60Hz
40W
+5°C ~ +40°C
Steel metal with plastic front, desktop design
Pantone 427C
88x430x405mm
6.2kg
IR Remote control unit, 19" Rack mount kit, Power supply unit 100~240VAC / 2A
with Mains cable, Viewer CD ROM (RASplus), Manuals
CE
* Additional models upon request:
DLR4-08/750D (72912)
DLR4-08/1.25TDV (72913)
DLR4-08/1.25TV1 (72943)
DLR4-16/750DV (72915)
DLR4-16/1.25TDV (72916)
DLR4-16/1.25TV1 (72944)
DLR4-16/1.5TDV (97804)
DLR4-16/2.25TDV (97758)
Note: Please refer to www.videor.com for further information.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Optional Accessories
Type
74088
74092
74149
74746
71902
72665
72935
72934
Art. No.
EDC-KBD1
EDC-KBDM-3
KBD-2
KBD-NSC-100
DVR-MOUSE
HDD-250SATA-H
HDD-500SATA-S
USB-8COM
Description
System Keyboard with 3-axis Joystick, 12VDC
System Keyboard w. Joystick, 5´´Monitor 12VDC, Fastrax Protocol
System Keyboard with 3-Axis Joystick and Jog Shuttle, 12VDC
Network System Controller with 3-Axis Joystick and Jog Shuttle, 5VDC
USB Mouse for Recorder Series DTR, DPR and DLR3
Hard Disk Drive 250GB, SATA, for DIR, DLR1.x, DLR3, DCR and DPR Series
Hard Disk Drive 500GB, SATA for DTR, DIR DLR1.x, DLR3/4 and DPR Series
Serial Text Interface Converter 8x RS232 for DLR-3/4, DTR and DPR
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eneo® is a registered trademark of Videor E. Hartig GmbH
Exclusive distribution through specialised trade channels only.
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Tel. +49 (0) 6074 / 888-0 · Fax +49 (0) 6074 / 888-100
V1.0
Technical changes reserved.
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