EverFocus eDR400 Operating instructions

Administrator’s Guide and Operating Instructions
WARNING
TO REDUCE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION
DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class “A” digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference in which case the users will be required to correct
the interference at their own expense.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference Causing Equipment Regulations.
Notice:
The information in this manual was current when published. The manufacturer reserves
the right to revise and improve its products. All specifications are therefore subject to
change without notice.
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PRECAUTIONS
!" Refer all work related to the installation of this product to qualified
service personnel or system installers.
!" Do not block the ventilation opening or slots on the cover.
!" Do not drop metallic parts through slots.
This could permanently damage the appliance. Turn the power off
immediately and contact qualified service personnel for service.
!" Do not attempt to disassemble the appliance.
To prevent electric shock, do not remove screws or covers. There are
no user-serviceable parts inside. Contact qualified service personnel
for maintenance.
!" Handle the appliance with care.
Do not strike or shake, as this may damage the appliance.
!" Do not expose the appliance to water or moisture, nor try to operate it
in wet areas.
Do take immediate action if the appliance becomes wet. Turn the
power off and refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
Moisture may damage the appliance and also cause electric shock.
!" Do not use strong or abrasive detergents when cleaning the appliance
body.
Use a dry cloth to clean the appliance when it is dirty. When the dirt
is hard to remove, use a mild detergent and wipe gently.
!" Do not overload outlets and extension cords as this may result in a risk
of fire or electric shock.
!" Do not operate the appliance beyond its specified temperature,
humidity or power source ratings.
Do not use the appliance in an extreme environment where high
temperature or high humidity exists.
Use the appliance at temperature within 0oC ~ +45oC and a humidity
below 90%. The input power source for this appliance is 24V DC.
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Table of Contents
1. Product Overview………………….……………………….……... 1
1.1 Features…………………..……….…………..…………………... 1
1.2 Technical Overview…….….…….………………………….…….. 2
2. Front & Rear Panels….…….……………………………….……. 4
3. System Installation…….…….……………………………….…… 7
3.1 Before Installation…….……….…………………………….……. 7
3.2 Basic Connections…………….…………………………….…….. 8
3.3 Optional Connections…………..…………………………….…… 8
4. Main Screen…………………………………………..……….…... 10
4.1 View Display & Print Image…………..………………………….. 13
5. Basic Operations & Log Display……………………..………..…. 14
5.1 Version Display……………………………..…………….…….… 15
5.2 Alarm Message Display……………………...…………………… 15
6. Setup (Administrator)………………..….………………………... 16
6.1 Time Type Setup…………………..…….………………………... 17
6.2 Day Type Setup…………………………………………………… 18
6.3 Calendar Setup…………………..…………………….………….. 19
6.4 Alarm Action Setup……………………………………………….. 20
6.5 Motion Action Setup……………..…………………….…………. 23
6.6 Video Loss Action Setup………………………………………….. 24
6.7 Hard Disks Full Action Setup…………………………………….. 25
6.8 Camera Setup…………...………………………………………… 27
6.9 Alarm In Setup…………..……………………………….……….. 30
6.10 Alarm Out Setup……………..………………………………….. 32
6.11 Display Sequence Setup……………………..………….……….. 33
6.12 Display Page Setup………………………………………………. 34
6.13 Motion Setup…………………………………………………….. 36
6.14 Password Setup…………………………………..……….……... 38
6.15 System Configurations………...………...…………….………… 39
6.16 Audio Setup……………………………………………………… 44
7. PTZ Control Functions…………………………………………… 45
8. Day/Time Setup (Administrator)………………………………… 47
9. Image Playback and Archive (Administrator, Supervisor) …… 48
9.1 Select HDD & Range Dialog Box………………………………… 51
10. Remote Control..…………………………………..……….……... 54
10.1 Connecting the Remote PC and Server…………………………… 54
10.2 Remote View……………………………………………………… 55
11. Remote View from i-mode………………………………………… 58
Appendix A – Specifications
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Appendix B – Time Lapse Mode Recording Time
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Appendix C – Simulated Keyboard
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Appendix D – Q & A
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1. Product Overview
The PowerPlex eDR400, 4 Channel Digital Video Server, combines the
power of triplex multiplexing and digital video recording into one
comprehensive unit. The compact design is suitable for conventional
surveillance in limited spaces where only 4 cameras are required.
The eDR series digital video recorders provide excellent picture quality
with comprehensive programming that can be easily configured to meet a
customer’s need.
Network and internet capabilities enhance the power
of remote monitoring. The PowerPlex eDR400 is the only suitable
weapon for security surveillance today.
1.1 Features
!" Triplex operation: Recording, Live, & Playback
!" 4 Color or B/W camera inputs (NTSC/PAL)
!" Intelligent motion detection with programmable area and sensitivity
for each camera
!" Powerful alarm processor with configurable triggering conditions
and reactions
!" Event recording, time-lapse recording or both
!" Up to 5 seconds of pre-record time
!" Built-in MPEG-1 and JPEG compression/decompression, with
configurable quality
!" Storage on 3.5” Docking Hard Disk, hot-swappable (DVR option)
!" Versatile display formats: full-screen, 4, 7, 9, 10, 13 & 16 video
!" Alarm history log for Video Loss, Motion, Alarm input, Hard Disk
Full and Power.
!" Multi-level password to ensure high degree of security
!" Configurable (Recording/Event) behaviors, up to 16 kinds of date
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and 16 kinds of time
Recording rate: 30 fps for NTSC, 25 fps for PAL
Playback rate: up to 30 fps for NTSC, 25 fps for PAL
Independent record & playback
2 Fast Ethernet interfaces, 1 for peer-to-peer, 1 for upward
communications
RS-232 interface for point-to-point, internet communications or
ISDN TA device
RS-232 interface for PTZ camera control
2 USB ports for backup devices, printer or USB hub.
Built-in CompactFlash memory, power off data protection, power on
and run
Built-in 4x4 video matrix
Graphics User Interface
Audio recording capability
Multi-Language support (English, Chinese, German, Japanese,
Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, French, Dutch and Portuguese.)
Remote surveillance and playback through WEB Browser (such as
IE or Netscape) or i-mode mobile phone
Remote alarm notification
Remote upload/download of system configurations
Printer supported
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1.2 Technical Overview
1.2.1 Video Input and Output
The digital video recorder is designed to support either NTSC/EIA or
PAL/CCIR standard. To make the auto detection of video standard
work, at least one camera must be connected to the video input.
Camera input impedance termination is set independently for each
camera automatically. Synchronizing or phasing cameras is not
required to achieve the frame rate of 30 fps for NTSC/EIA or 25
fps for PAL/CCIR.
1.2.2 Video Processing
The video processor controls the switching of the built-in video
matrix according to the system configurations. The video encoder
keeps analyzing the video signal from the cameras, and encoding the
incoming pictures in JPEG format or MPEG-1 format that is digitized
and smaller in size at 30 fps for NTSC/EIA or 25 fps for PAL/CCIR.
During video playback, the video decoder decodes the digitized
format, no matter it is JPEG or MPEG-1, and then displays the
decoded pictures on the VGA monitor screen.
1.2.3 Video Storage and Retrieval
The encoded pictures are stored in the hard disks, with the stored
frame rate for each camera set by the administrator. If any event
(Alarm, Motion, or Video Loss) happens, all the encoded pictures for
the correspondent camera for the preset pre-record duration will be
saved to the hard disk, and the recording rate for that camera will be
changed to its alarm recording rate afterwards for the preset
post-record duration.
During video playback, the selected pictures can be saved to ZIP disk,
DVD RAM etc. in .MPG format for MPEG-1 encoded video
or .MOV format for JPEG encoded video.
For Time-Lapse Mode Recording Time, please refer to Appendix B.
1.2.4 Motion Detection
The digital video recorder continuously monitors all camera inputs
for motion. When motion is detected, the system reacts according to
the motion action set by the administrator, including increase of
recording frame rate, sounding the buzzer, triggering the alarm output,
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event log, etc. Motion detection options for different time types can
be set for each camera input using a 16 (width) by 12 (height) target
overlay. You can also enable or disable motion alarms for different
time types. However, the recording frame rate is NOT
influenced by motion detection for the digital video recorder.
1.2.5 Video Display
The VGA monitor displays either live camera pictures or pictures
from hard disks. The display resolution is 800x600(NTSC and
PAL). As many as 16 million colors can be displayed in the
following screen formats: full screen, 4 windows, 7 windows, 9
windows, 10 windows, 13 windows, and 16 windows. All the main
displays are window based look and feel for ease of user operations.
1.2.6 Video Playback
The user can select a previously recorded hard disk to review the
recorded video. Displaying of the recorded video is composed of
decoding the JPEG or MPEG-1 encoded video automatically and
multiplexing each camera video to its designated video window.
With the coded data that was inserted into each recorded picture, the
digital video recorder can reconstruct each camera’s tag name, status,
date, and time information automatically. The image can be
displayed in any multi-window format on the VGA monitor, just like
in live video mode.
1.2.7 Non-editable Recorded Images
The retrieved images are saved as .MPG files or .MOV files, which
can be played by Media Player or QuickTime. Therefore, those files
are editable by the video editing packages, just like the recorded
images in the other digital video recorders. However, the recorded
images in the hard disks are not editable by the video editing
packages. (They even cannot be seen by those packages.) That is
to say, the recorded images are guaranteed to be the original images.
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2. Front & Rear Panels
The following is a brief overview of the rear panel and front panel of
eDR400.
Rear Panel
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Power Socket: Connects to the DC 24V power source or the AC
adapter (system accepts 18V~30V DC power source).
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Camera 1 Video Input: BNC connector for Camera 1.
3. Camera 2 Video Input: BNC connector for Camera 2.
4. Camera 3 Video Input: BNC connector for Camera 3.
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5. Camera 4 Video Input: BNC connector for Camera 4.
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75ohm Termination: Normally, the termination should be set as On.
However, if the corresponding camera is connected to other devices,
please set it as Off.
7. VGA Monitor Output.
8. RS-232 Connector #2: Connects to PTZ camera.
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Front Panel
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9. Alarm In 1-4: Connects to alarm inputs 1-4 & 1 common ground.
10. Alarm Out: Connects to 2 Normally Closed alarm outputs (1-2), 2
Normally Open alarm outputs (3-4) & 1 common ground.
11. RS232 connector #1: Connects to Modem or ISDN TA (Terminal
Adapter) device.
12. Mouse (Y Cable) Connector: Connects to the PS2 mouse or the
Y cable (attached) for the mouse and keyboard (optional) connection.
The mouse must be connected at system startup.
13. Audio In.
14. Audio Out.
15. 2 USB connectors: Connect to the CD-RW, DVD RAM, ZIP, printer
or USB hub.
16. LAN connector 1: For peer-to-peer connection (reserved).
17. LAN connector 2: Connects to the RJ45 LAN connector.
18. Reset Button.
19. LEDs: LEDs for system active, power and HDD access.
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Side Panel
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20. Hard Disk Tray: Please make sure to set the hard disk as master. To
access the hard disk, use the attached key to open the cover and
remove the hard disk holder. The key can’t be removed from the cover
while the cover is open.
21. Cooling FAN.
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3. System Installation
The installations described below should be made by qualified
service personnel or system installers.
3.1 Before Installation
Please refer to the following diagram for the system connections.
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3.2 Basic Connections
!"Cameras
Connect each of the camera video input connector to the video
output from a camera or other composite video source. At least
one camera must be connected before the system is running for
the auto detection of video standard to take effect.
!"VGA Monitor
Connect the VGA monitor output connector to a VGA monitor.
The VGA monitor displays selected live or recorded cameras in any
available format.
!"Mouse
Connect a PS2 mouse to the mouse connector.
!"Hard Disk
Make sure the hard disk is inside the hard disk tray.
!"Power
Connect the DC 24V power source or the AC adapter into the power
socket.
3.3 Optional Connections
!"Alarm In
Connect Alarm In 1-4 to NC or NO type of alarm signals. Please
make sure to setup the software configurations of Alarm In
accordingly.
!"Alarm Out
Connect Alarm Out 1-2 to NC type of alarm signals, Alarm Out 3-4
to NO type.
!"Keyboard
Connect the mouse(Y cable) connector to the attached Y cable; plug
in the keyboard and mouse connectors to the Y cable connector.
!"DVD RAM, CD-RW, ZIP (USB port)
If the user wants to use DVD RAM, CD-RW or ZIP to retrieve
important recorded images, connect it to the USB port connector at
system startup.
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!"Printer (USB port)
Connect the printer to the USB port connector at system startup. The
system supports 5 models of printer: HP Photo Smart P1000, HP
Desk Jet 940C/930C/5550 and EPSON Stylus Color 980.
!"Microphone/Speaker
Connect the microphone/speaker or other audio devices to the Audio
In/Audio out connector.
!"PTZ Camera
Connect the PTZ camera to the RS-232 #2 connector at system start
up. The system supports 4 models of PTZ camera: EverFocus
ED2200, Pelco D protocol Dome, SamSung SCC-641P and Kalatel
Cyber Dome.
!"Ethernet
eDR400 is enabled control from the PC via Ethernet. Connect the
LAN connector to a standard RJ45 connector Ethernet cable. Shown
in below is an example of connection.
!"Modem
eDR400 is enabled control from the PC via modem. Connect the
RS-232 connector to a modem. Shown in below is an example of
connection.
!"ISDN
eDR400 is enabled control from the PC via ISDN. Connect the
ISDN TA device to the RS-232 connector on the front panel.
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4. Main Screen
Camera 1 Live
Camera 2 Live
Camera 3 Live
Camera 4 Live
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The diagram above is the main screen display. The icons on the
lower corner of the screen are mainly for control and configuration,
those on the right corner for status indication. If any icon is grayed,
it means that the specific function is not accessible in the current
mode or login right.
The followings are a brief description for each of the icons.
System time in military hour format. Move the cursor on it, and the
system date will be shown in YYYY/MM/DD format.
Shutdown - To shutdown the system. (Note)
Playback Controls – To change the control icons to those for
playback functions.
Alarm Reset – To reset the Alarm Outputs to their normal states and
silence the Buzzer.
Alarm Event Log – To view the event log.
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Config – To configure (setup) the behaviors of the system.
Login – To login the system as Administrator, Supervisor or
Operator.
Sequence Mode / Static Page Mode – To toggle between Sequence
Mode and Static Page Mode. In Sequence Mode, each page in the
designated sequence will be shown for its preset dwelling time
sequentially. To select the Sequence, click on the Up/Down buttons
beside the displayed sequence number. In Static Page Mode, the
selected multi-window display will always be shown on the screen.
Full Screen Display (Static Page Mode)
4-window Display (Static Page Mode)
7-window Display (Static Page Mode)
9-window Display (Static Page Mode)
10-window Display (Static Page Mode)
13-window Display (Static Page Mode)
16-window Display (Static Page Mode)
Pause/Circulate – To toggle between Pause Mode and Circulate
Mode for status indication.
Next Device – To change the status indication to next device while
it’s in Pause Mode.
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Hard Disk Storage Indicator – To indicate the storage status and the
recording percentage of the current recording hard disk. There are
3 different colors of the indicator:
GREEN – Normal, the remaining storage is more than 10% of the
total capacity.
YELLOW – Warning, the remaining storage is below 10% of the
total capacity.
RED
– Alarm, the remaining storage is below 5% of the total
capacity
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There are 4 kinds of devices in the status indication. The
displaying order is Camera, Alarm Output, Hard Disk, Alarm Input,
then back to Camera. Each status bar stands for the status of one
device, the bottommost for ID#1. There are 5 different colors:
GRAY/BLACK – Not existent or not installed,
GREEN – Normal,
YELLOW – Video Loss detected for Camera, Alarm for Alarm
Input/Output, and Recording for Hard Disk
RED – Motion detected for Camera.
Note:
To power down the system, turn off the power source or unplug the
power cord after the system is completed shutdown and the power
down message is shown on the screen.
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4.1 View Display & Print Image
Each display view window can be individually configured by
Administrator and Supervisor, including the display camera setup,
live/playback mode and print image etc.
Operations:
Click on the desired view window, the following dialog box will be shown
on the screen.
The following is a brief description for each item shown above.
!"Camera – Use the down arrow button to select the camera to display
on this view window.
!"Live/Playback – To select to show live or playback image on this view
window. (Please refer to Chapter 8 for the details of Image Playback
and Archive)
!"Print – To print the image shown this view window.
!"Switch To Full Screen – Check on this item to switch the view
window to full screen.
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5. Basic Operations & Log Display
If the user does not login the system, he will be treated as a guest and
can only view the live video display and device status. To login as
an Operator or Supervisor, please click on the Login icon, and enter
the appropriate Operator’s Login name and Password (For Operator,
the factory default value for both of them is operator, for Supervisor,
the factory default value for both of them is supervisor).
The system allows up to 5 user accounts for each login level. The
administrator can set up login name and password for each
individual user. (please refer to Chapter 6.14 for detail setting)
The Operator can operate all the icons related to live video display;
the Supervisor can operate all the icons related to live video display,
image playback and archive (please refer to Chapter 4).
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There are 6 kinds of event logs: Login (including remote login),
Alarm, Motion, Video Loss, Hard Disk Full, and Power On/Off.
To view the event Log display, please click on the Log icon.
The screen will be shown as below:
If you logged in as Administrator, the Delete button and Delete All
button will be enabled. Click on the Delete button to delete the
highlighted event log, and click on the Delete All button to delete all
the event logs. For the alarm and motion action, if the action
happened during the post record time from the previous triggered
action, there will be no event record.
5.1 Version Display
Click on the logo icon on the upper-right corner, the software version
of the system and a serial number will be shown on the screen. The
serial number is reserved for the backdoor login; please refer to
Appendix D – Q & A for more information.
5.2 Alarm Message Display
The alarm message will be displayed on the screen if the alarm
happened and the alarm message for the corresponding action is on.
Please click on the leftmost icon in the alarm message window to
clear the alarm message.
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6. Setup (Administrator)
To login as an Administrator, please click on the Login icon, and
enter the appropriate Administrator’s Login name and Password (the
factory default value for both of them is admin).
To setup the behaviors of the system, please click on the Config icon.
The configuration menu will pop up as below.
Click on the menu item for the respective configuration. For the
details of each item, please refer to the following paragraphs. Click
on the Exit menu item to exit the setup. You may be asked to restart
the system for those new settings to take effect.
Note: If the system is in Sequence Mode display (please refer to Chapter 4), the
Display Seqs menu item will be grayed and not accessible.
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6.1 Time Type Setup
The behavior for the system is the same when it’s in the same Time
Type (or Time Mode). Please refer to Camera Setup and Motion
Setup for how they depend on Time Type. There are 2 default Time
Types, On duty and Off duty, in the system. However, you may
configure up to 16 Time Types to suit your needs. Use the
meaningful names no matter they are from human viewpoint or the
system’s viewpoint. Some other meaningful names may be: Day,
Night, Overtime, Code 1, Normal, Alert, etc.
Operations:
After the Time Type menu item is selected, the Time Type dialog
box will be shown on the screen.
Please click on the item in the Time Type List, then click on the Time
Type Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Time
Type by using the mouse or the keyboard.
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6.2 Day Type Setup
The daily behaviors for the system are the same for those days
configured as of the same Day Type. There are 2 default Day
Types, WORK DAY (Monday through Friday) and HOLIDAY
(Saturday and Sunday), in the system. However, you may
configure up to 16 Day Types to suit your needs. For each Day Type,
you may configure up to 16 time segments and their corresponding
Time Types, beginning time and end time.
Operations:
After the Day Type menu item is selected, the Day Type Setup dialog
box will be shown on the screen.
Please click on the item in the Day Type List, then click on the Day
Type Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Day Type
by using the mouse or the keyboard. The Detail box corresponds to
the selected Day Type shown in the Day Type Tag. Please click on
the Up/Dn buttons to scroll the 16 time segments, click on the
respective Down Arrow buttons to change the settings for the Time
Type, beginning time (column From), and end time (column To) of
the designated time segment.
Note: Any time not in the intervals of all the time segments will be set as of
Time Type #1 in the Time Type List (refer to Chapter 6.1).
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6.3 Calendar Setup
The Calendar setup is provided for the administrator to set the Day
Type of each calendar day. It’s designed to be a Perpetual Calendar.
However, up to 10 years of calendar days can be configured at any
specific time.
Operations:
After the Calendar menu item is selected, the Calendar Setup dialog
box will be shown on the screen.
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The active month is shown on the upper corner of the screen. The
selectable Day Types are shown on the left corner of the screen.
Please click on the Day Type button to select the active Day Type
(the button will be on the DOWN position). Click on the Calendar
Day button to change its Day Type to the active Day Type, or click
on the weekday button to change the corresponding weekdays to the
active Day Type (ex. Click on Tue button to change all Tuesdays of
this month to the active Day Type). Click on the << button to
display the calendar days of previous month, >> button next month
to the active month.
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6.4 Alarm Action Setup
The Alarm Actions allow the administrator to define how the digital
video recorder responds to the triggered alarm from the Alarm Inputs.
There are up to 4 Alarm Actions that correspond to 4 (Focus)
Cameras for most applications. For each Alarm Action, you may
configure its behaviors as shown on the screen and- described below.
Operations:
After the Alarm Action menu item is selected, the Alarm Action
Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.
Please click on the item in the Action List, then click on the Action
Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Action by
using the mouse or the keyboard. All the other settings correspond
to the selected Action shown in the Action Tag. The following is a
brief description for each item shown above.
!"Duration – Response duration to define how long (in seconds) the
Alarm Out relay and the Buzzer will keep after the Alarm Action is
triggered (Note 1). Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to adjust the
value (0-60 seconds).
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!"Focus Camera – To define the camera that will respond to this Alarm
Action. The default settings are Camera 1 for Alarm Action 1,
Camera 2 for Alarm Action 2, and so on.
!"Go to Preset- The option will be available while the focus camera is a
PTZ camera. Check the box and enter the desired preset location. The
corresponding PTZ camera will automatically go to the preset
location while the alarm action is triggered. For more details of the
preset location settings, please refer to Chapter 7 PTZ Control
Functions.
!"Pre-record – Pre-record time to define how long (in seconds) before
the Alarm Action is triggered the Focus Camera shall be intensively
recorded (Note 2). Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to adjust the
value (0-5 seconds).
!"Post-record - Post-record time to define how long after the Alarm
Action is triggered the Focus Camera shall be recorded at Alarm
Recording Rate. However, the Post-record time will be prolonged if
there is another Alarm Action triggered during the post-record
duration from the previous action. Please refer to Camera Setup for
Alarm Recording Rate of Camera. Use the Up/Down arrow buttons
to adjust the value (0 seconds-60minutes).
!"Enable – Check to enable the Alarm Output when the Alarm Action
is triggered.
!"Alarm Out – To define which Alarm Output will be triggered when
the Alarm Action is triggered. NC and NO signals are available,
please refer to Alarm Out Setup. Click on the Down arrow button to
select one of the Alarm Outputs (AO 1-4).
!"Output – Alarm Out output state when the Alarm Action is triggered.
For NC signal, it’s always open, for NO signal close. The Normal
State above shows whether the selected Alarm Out is NC signal or
NO signal.
!"Buzzer On – To activate the internal buzzer or not when the Alarm
Action is triggered.
!"Log – Log to event log list or not.
the details.
Please refer to Log Display for
!"Show Message – To display the alarm message or not when the
Alarm Action is triggered.
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!"Record Audio – To enable audio recording function while the alarm
action is triggered.
!"Any Key To Stop – When the Alarm Action is triggered, the internal
buzzer and Alarm Out relay may be activated. If you want to stop
those actions by pressing any key or moving/clicking the mouse,
please check this item.
!"Send Mail - To activate the e-mail notification function or not when
the Alarm Action is triggered. The e-mail will be sent to the defined
receivers with an attached file, which contains the video graphic file
of the alarm triggered moment. (Note 3) However, if the alarm
action happened during the post record time from the previous
triggered alarm, there will be no notification sending for the
corresponding action. Please refer to Chapter 6.15 for e-mail
notification setting.
!"Network Alarm – Reserved for the Power Com (Optional) users.
Please refer to the Power Com user manual for the detail information.
Note 1: When the Alarm Input that triggered the Alarm Action returns to normal,
the internal buzzer and the corresponding Alarm Output will return to
normal immediately.
Note 2: The processing power for the system is 25 FPS for PAL and 30 FPS for
NTSC. So, if the total configured recording rate for all the cameras is 5
FPS, intensive recording means that the actual FPS for the Pre-record time
for the Focus Camera is 5 times (for PAL) or 6 times (for NTSC) the
configured normal recording rate for the Focus Camera. The formula is:
Fp = Fn x 25 / Ft for PAL, Fp = Fn x 30 / Ft for NTSC
Fp: Pre-record FPS, Fn: normal FPS for Camera n, Ft: Total configured FPS.
Note 3: For general user, the attached video graphic file will be in a QCIF GIF file
format (176x120 for NTSC, 176x144 for PAL).
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6.5 Motion Action Setup
The Motion Actions allow the administrator to define how the digital
video recorder responds to the detected motion for the cameras.
There are up to 4 Motion Actions that correspond to 4 Alarm
Outputs for most applications. The Focus Camera is always the
camera with the detected motion. For each Motion Action, you
may configure its behaviors as shown on the screen and described
below.
Operations:
After the Motion Action menu item is selected, the Motion Action
Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.
Please click on the item in the Action List, then click on the Action
Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Action by
using the mouse or the keyboard. All the other settings correspond
to the selected Action shown in the Action Tag. Please refer to the
Alarm Action Setup for the descriptions and operations, except the
followings:
!"The response duration and post-record time are as long as the period
when the motion is on. So, they are not listed above.
!"The Focus Camera is always the camera with the detected motion.
!"While there’s a motion happened, the text color of the corresponding
camera tag will be shown reverse on the screen.
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6.6 Video Loss Action Setup
The Video Loss Actions allow the administrator to define how the
digital video recorder responds to the detected video loss for the
cameras. There are up to 4 Video Loss Actions that correspond to 4
Alarm Outputs for most applications. The Focus Camera is always
the camera with the detected video Loss. For each Video Loss
Action, you may configure its behaviors as shown on the screen and
described below.
Operations:
After the VLoss Action menu item is selected, the Video Loss
Action Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.
Please click on the item in the Action List, then click on the Action
Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Action by
using the mouse or the keyboard. All the other settings correspond
to the selected Action shown in the Action Tag. Please refer to the
Alarm Action Setup for the descriptions and operations, except the
followings:
!"There is no post-record time or call display because the video is lost.
!"The Focus Camera is always the camera with the detected video loss.
!"There will be no attached video graphic file for the e-mail
notification because the video is lost. There will be only the
notification indicate the triggered event.
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6.7 Hard Disk Full Action Setup
The Hard Disk Full Actions allow the administrator to define how
the digital video recorder responds when the hard disk drive reaches
the maximum storage capacity.
Operations:
After the HDD Full Action menu item is selected, the HDD Full
Action Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.
!"Auto Overwrite – Check this item to enable automatically overwrite
the recorded data when the hard disk drive capacity reaches the end.
While Auto Overwrite is not enabled, the system will not
overwrite the recorded data until the Administrator or
Supervisor click on the Alarm Reset button. The default setting is
Auto Overwrite enabled. (Note)
!"Duration – Response duration to define how long (in seconds) the
Alarm Out relay and the Buzzer will keep after the full hard disk
capacity is detected. Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to adjust the
value (0-60 seconds).
!"Enable – Check to enable the Alarm Output when the full hard disk
capacity is detected.
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!"Alarm Out – To define which Alarm Output will be triggered when
the hard disk capacity is full. NC and NO signals are available,
please refer to Alarm Out Setup. Click on the Down arrow button
to select one of the Alarm Outputs (AO 1-4).
!"Output – Alarm Out output state when the hard disk capacity is full.
For NC signal, it’s always open, for NO signal close. The Normal
State above shows whether the selected Alarm Out is NC signal or
NO signal.
!"Buzzer On – To activate the internal buzzer or not when the full hard
disk capacity is detected.
!"Log – Log to event log list or not.
the details.
Please refer to Log Display for
!"Show Message – To display the alarm message or not when the full
hard disk is detected.
!"Send Mail – Check to activate the e-mail notification function. There
will be an e-mail notification sent to the defined receivers while the
hard disk capacity is less than 10%. Please refer to Chapter 6.15 for
e-mail notification setting.
Note.
If the hard disk capacity reaches the end with the Auto Overwrite function
disabled while the user login in as an Operator, the system will show a message
to ask the user to login in as an Administrator or Supervisor for the further
procedures.
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6.8 Camera Setup
The Camera Setup allows the administrator to define the behaviors
for each Camera at each Time Type. There are up to 4 Cameras
connected to the system. For each Camera and each Time Type,
you may configure the behaviors as shown on the screen and
described below.
Operations:
After the Camera menu item is selected, the Camera Setup dialog
box will be shown on the screen.
Camera 01
Please click on the item in the Camera List, then click on the Camera
Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Camera by
using the mouse or the keyboard. The Recording Quality and the
Compression Method apply to all cameras. For the Behaviors For
Each Camera, please click on the item in the Time Type list to select
the Time Type. All the other settings correspond to the selected
Camera shown in the Camera Tag and the highlighted Time Type in
the Time Type list.
The following is a brief description for each item shown above.
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!"Tag Color – To select the text color of the corresponding camera tag
name. Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to select, the color will be
shown on the screen above.
!"Installed – Check this item if the selected Camera is installed. If the
selected Camera is installed, all the items in the Behaviors For Each
Camera are settable. The default setting is installed.
!"PTZ / PTZ ID – Check the PTZ item and enter the PTZ ID number if
the selected camera is a PTZ camera. The ID number has to be
consistent with the camera setting. Please refer to the operating
manual of the camera for the IDsetting.
!"PTZ Setting(For all camera) – To define the Model Type, Baud Rate
and Data Type of all the installed PTZ camera. Use the Down Arrow
button to select the proper items. Please refer to the specification of
the camera for the setting.
!"Recording Quality For All Cameras – The range is 0-10, with 0 the
lowest (rough) quality, 10 the highest (fine) quality. The default
value is 8 . Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to adjust the value.
!"Compression Method For All Cameras – MPEG (MPEG-1) or
JPEG-CIF (JPEG), resolution – 352x240 for NTSC, 352x288 for
PAL.
!"Enable Digital Watermark – Check to enable digital watermark. The
system provides up to 64 positions to locate the digital watermark.
Click on the Vertical Position and Horizontal Position items to select
the desired location. For the vertical position, the number 0 ~ 7
is from up to down, for the horizontal position, the number 0 ~ 7 is
from left to right.
!"Time Stamp – Click on the button for the Time Stamp setting menu.
The system provides user options to enable/disable Time Stamp
function, select the font size, position and color of the time stamp on
the playback image.
!"Enable Motion Detection – Check to enable motion detection for the
selected Camera at the selected Time Type.
!"Motion Action – The corresponding Motion Action if motion
detection enabled.
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!"Video Loss Action – The corresponding Video Loss Action (always
enabled).
!"Normal Record (FPS) – The normal recording rate for the selected
Camera at the selected Time Type. Use the Up/Down arrow buttons
to adjust the value (0-30). The default value is 0.1 Frame Per Second
(or 6 Frame Per Minute). (Note)
!"Alarm Record (FPS) – The alarm-recording rate for the selected
Camera at the selected Time Type. Use the Up/Down arrow buttons
to adjust the value (0-30). The default value is 5 Frame Per Second
(or 300 Frame Per Minute).
Note 1 : The maximum recording rate for the system is 25 FPS for PAL, 30 FPS for
NTSC. If the total recording rate for all cameras is greater than 25/30 FPS,
the system will decrease the recording rate for each camera averagely to make
the total 25/30 FPS.
Note 2 :
The remote end will not be able to view all the camera windows if there’s any
camera is set as 0 FPS for the normal recording rate; unless all the cameras are
set as 0 FPS.
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6.9 Alarm In Setup
The Alarm In Setup allows the administrator to define the behaviors
for each Alarm Input at each Time Type. There are 4 Alarm Inputs
connected to the system. For each Alarm Input and each Time
Type, you may enable/disable and select its corresponding Alarm
Action.
Operations:
After the Alarm In menu item is selected, the Alarm In Setup dialog
box will be shown on the screen.
Please click on the item in the Alarm Input List, then click on the
Alarm Input Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected
Alarm Input by using the mouse or the keyboard. For the Alarm
Action for each Alarm Input, please click on the item in the Time
Type list to select the Time Type. All the other settings correspond
to the selected Alarm Input shown in the Alarm Input Tag and the
highlighted Time Type in the Time Type list.
The following is a brief description for each item shown above.
!"Installed – Check this item if the selected Alarm Input is installed.
If the selected Alarm Input is installed, all the items on the right side
are settable. The default setting is NOT installed.
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!"Normal State – NC or NO, please check the signal types connected
to the Alarm Input Terminal on the rear panel of the system. Use
the Down arrow button to select the signal type.
!"Enable Alarm Action – Check to Enable Alarm Action for the
selected Alarm Input at the selected Time Type.
!"Alarm Action – The corresponding Alarm Action if the Alarm Input
changes its state from normal to alarm. Up to 4 Alarm Actions are
selectable.
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6.10 Alarm Out Setup
The Alarm Out Setup allows the administrator to define the tag name
for each Alarm Output. There are up to 2 Normally Closed (NC)
signals (AO 1-2) and 2 Normally Open (NO) signals (AO 3-4) for
the system.
Operations:
After the Alarm Out menu item is selected, the Alarm Out Setup
dialog box will be shown on the screen.
Please click on the item in the Alarm Out List, then click on the Alarm Out Tag, and
then enter the new tag name for the selected Alarm Output by using the mouse or the
keyboard. Define the behavior of the selected Alarm Output in the Trigger item,
click on On to enable, click on Off to disable.
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6.11 Display Sequence Setup
The Display Sequence Setup allows the administrator to define the
Sequence Mode display. Please refer to Chapter 4 for Sequence
Mode display. For the definition of the Display Pages in each
Display Sequence, please refer to Display Page Setup.
Operations:
After the Display Seqs menu item is selected, the Display Sequence
Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.
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The following is a brief description for each item shown above.
!"Number of Sequences – Up to 2 sequences can be defined.
Down arrow button to select the number.
Use the
!"Sequence Number – To select the Sequence you want to modify for
the following 2 items.
!"Number of Pages – Number of Pages for the Sequence shown in
Sequence Number. Different Display Types have different
maximum number of pages.
!"Display Type – The image Display Type for the selected Sequence
shown in Sequence Number. 7 image Display Types are available,
including full screen, 4-window, 7-window, 9-window, 10-window,
13-window, and 16-window.
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6.12 Display Page Setup
The Display Page Setup allows the administrator to define the
Display Pages in Sequence Mode display and Static Page Mode
display (please refer to Chapter 4).
Operations:
After the Display Pages menu item is selected, the Display Page
Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.
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Please select Sequence Mode or Static Page Mode first. For
Sequence Mode, you may select the Sequence No, then set the Page
No. and Dwell Time; for Static Page Mode, you may set the Display
Type.
The following is a brief description for each item shown above.
!"Sequence Mode – To set the Display Pages for Sequence Mode
display.
!"Static Page Mode – To set the Display Pages for Static Page Mode
display.
!"Sequence No – To select the Sequence Number in Sequence Mode
display. Use the Down arrow button to select the number.
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!"Page No - To select the Page Number for the selected Sequence
Number in Sequence Mode display. Use the Down arrow button to
select the number.
!"Page Dwell Time – The Dwell Time (in seconds) for the selected
Page shown in Page No. Use the Down arrow button to select the
number. The default value is 5.
!"Display Type – To select the Display Type in Static Page Mode
display. Use the Down arrow button to select the Display Type.
The available types are 1-window (Full screen) and 4-window.
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6.13 Motion Setup
The Motion Setup allows the administrator to configure how motion
detection works for each Camera at each Time Type. For each
Camera and each Time Type, you may configure the Detection Area
(16x12 grids) and Sensitivity as shown on the screen and described
below.
Operations:
After the Motion menu item is selected, the Motion Setup dialog box
will be shown on the screen.
Please select the Camera and the Time Type first. All the other
settings correspond to the selected Camera and the selected Time
Type shown in their respective fields. For the Detection Area,
please click on the Set (Clear) button, then click in the video window
and drag the mouse to set (clear) the detection area. To set the
Sensitivity, please click on the slider and drag the mouse. The
value is shown above – larger value means more sensitive. On the
right side is the trend curve showing the continuous snapshots of the
detected motion.
The following is a brief description for each item shown above.
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!" Camera – Use the Down arrow button to select the camera.
!" Time Type - Use the Down arrow button to select the Time Type.
!" Set – To set the Detection Area – active at down position.
Clear – To clear the Detection Area – active at down position.
!" Video Window – Showing the images for the selected Camera.
Dragging the mouse inside to set (clear) the Detection Area. The
motion detection is enabled for the area with net on it. The default
setting is 16x12 grids all enabled.
!" Sensitivity Value and Its Slider – Showing the sensitivity for the
selected Camera and Time Type. Dragging the mouse on the slider
to change the value. The default value is 50.
!" Trend Curve Window - Trend curve showing the continuous
snapshots of the detected motion, with the bar higher than the
horizontal line in the middle as motion detected, lower as no motion
detected.
!" Reset All button – To reset all the settings to their defaults for all the
Cameras and all the Time Types.
!" Reset button – To reset the settings to their defaults for the selected
Camera and the selected Time Type.
Note 1: The default settings are selected to meet the requirements of most of the
applications. Please try the default settings first before change the settings.
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6.14 Password Setup
The Password Setup allows the administrator to set the new Login
names and Passwords for the Administrator, Supervisor and Operator.
The system allows up to 5 user accounts for each login level. The
default (Login, Password) for the Administrator is (admin, admin),
the Supervisor (Supervisor, Supervisor), the Operator (operator,
operator).
Operations:
After the Set Password menu item is selected, the Password Setup
dialog box will be shown on the screen.
Please click on the item in the User Account list; the information
shown in Detail corresponds to the selected item.
To modify the user information, simply click on each item and enter
the desired login name and password, enter the password again in the
confirm field, then click on Modify button to confirm the changes.
To setup a new user account, select the proper user level, enter the
desired login name and password, enter the password again in the
confirm field, then click on Add button to setup the new user account
to the system.
Note:
If the Administrator’s Login Name and Password have been
changed, please make sure to remember them. It’s impossible to
retrieve once they’re lost.
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6.15 System Configurations
The System Configurations Setup allows the administrator to set up
the communication, printer model, E-Mail notification, daylight
saving time, TV system and software upgrade.
Operations:
After the System menu item is selected, the System Configurations
dialog box will be shown on the screen.
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The following is the brief description for each item shown above.
Communication
!" IP address – Enter the desired IP address of the device in the
columns. To obtain the IP address, please contact your
Internet Server Provider.
!"
Subnet Mask – Enter the corresponding Subnet Mask.
!"
Enable Gateway – For local network setting, leave the box
blank to disable gateway. For Internet connection setting, check
the box to enable gateway.
!"
Gateway IP address – Enter the corresponding IP address while
the gateway is enabled.
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!"
Domain Name Server IP Address – Enter the correct Domain
Name Server for mapping Domain Names to IP addresses.
The default setting is 168.095.001.001. The user can also
defines their local Domain Name Sever for name-to address
translation, however, please make sure to define a correct
- Dial Up Configurations
After the Dial up item is selected, the Dial up Configurations
dialog box will be shown on the screen.
!"
Dialout Method – The system support the dialout function,
which the system can automatically dial out and connect to ISP
if there’s an event need to be deliver. Click on the Modem,
ISDN or None to setup the Dialout method.
!"
Dialout Detail – Enter the number to ISP, user name and
password.
!"
Dialin Method – The system support users to dial in to the
system via Modem or ISDN. Click on the Modem, ISDN or
None to setup the Dialin method.
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!"
Dialin detail – If ISDN is selected as the dialup method,
please define EAZ/MSN number and ISDN Channels. The
default value of Local IP address is 192.168.0.1, Remote IP
address is 192.168.0.2, and the default User Name and
Password are both admin. The IP addresses, User Name and
Password are all configurable by the users.
- Mail Setup
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"
"
" To define the setting of the E-mail notification function. The
" following dialog box will be shown on the screen after the Mail
item is selected.
!"
SMTP server – Normally, it doesn’t require to enter SMTP
server address and port number(default value is 25) as the
system can be a server itself. However, the user may enter their
own SMTP server address and port number under the special
needed. If the SMTP server requires authentication, check the
item box and enter the effective name and password below.
!"
Sender(From) – Enter the sender’s e-mail address which you
would like to show on the outgoing notification.
!"
URL – Enter the URL link to the system. The URL link will be
shown in the outgoing e-mail.
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!"
E-mail receiver – The system can send e-mail notification to up
to 8 receivers for each action. Enter the e-mail addresses in
#1 ~ #8 columns. For WAP messages, check the box on the right
of the e-mail address.
- Network Alarm – Reserved for the Power Com (Optional) user.
Please refer to the Power Com user manual for the detail
information.
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"
Printer Model – Select the proper printer model which connected to
the system. The system now supports 5 models of printer: HP Photo
Smart P1000, HP Desk Jet 940C/930C/5550 and EPSON Stylus
Color 980.
""
"
Language – The system supports multi-language interfaces, English,
Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Swedish,
French, Dutch and Portuguese. Click to select the desired language
interface, the interface will switch to the selected language after you
restart the system.
""
""
Daylight Saving Time
Check the Enable box to enable Daylight Saving Time.
The system provides 2 versions of Daylight Saving Time as
described in below; select the proper one while the Daylight Saving
Time function is enabled.
North America –
Clocks are turned forward an hour begins at
2 a.m. on the first Sunday in April, time reverts
to standard time at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in
October.
European Union – Clocks are turned forward an hour begins at
1 a.m. on the last Sunday in March, time reverts
to standard time at 1 a.m. on the last Sunday in
October.
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""
TV System – NTSC or PAL, select the proper system by checking
the box in front. Basically, the system can detect it automatically,
doesn’t require user to define it. However, the system might
sometimes misjudge due to the ambiguous signal, which mainly
caused be over-length or bad quality cable. In this case, the user can
define it manually to meet the local system. "
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""""
Software Upgrade –Click on the button, the system will
automatically detect and show the message to inform the user if
there’s a later version software available for downloading. To
upgrade the software, just click on Yes to confirm the downloading.
The system will automatically reboot and upgrade while the
downloading is completed. As the processes have to be done over
internet, please make sure that the system is well connected to the
internet and the communication setting is correct.
""""
" Factory Setting – Click on the button to revert all the configuration
setting to the default value.
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6.16 Audio Setup
The Audio Setup allows the administrator to define the behavior of
the Audio Mode at each Time Type. There is 1 Audio Input
connected to the system.
Operations:
After the Audio item is selected, the Audio Setup dialog box will be
shown on the screen.
Please check the box on Audio Installed item if it is installed to the
system. Click on the item in the action list, the Normal Record
option is corresponding to the selected item. Click on ON to enable
Normal Record at this selected time type, Click on OFF to disable
Normal Record.
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7. PTZ Control Functions
The system supports certain models of PTZ camera, which the user
can easily operate the control functions through the user interface.
Please refer to Chapter 6.8 for detail settings of the PTZ camera.
Operations:
While the installed camera is a PTZ camera, there will be an
indication icon
showing on the upper right corner of the
corresponding view window. Click on the icon by mouse, the
control panel of the PTZ camera will be shown on the screen.
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The following is the brief description for each item shown above.
If any item is grayed, it means the specific function is currently not
accessible or the PTZ camera does not support the function.
Preset – To define the preset position, adjust the camera to the
desired position, select the preset number (1~10) by the down
arrow button then click Set button to confirm the setting. To
direct the camera to the preset position, select the desired preset
number by the down arrow button, then click on Goto button.
Focus – Select Auto to enable automatic focusing or click on
Near or Far to adjust it accordingly.
Auto Pan Position – To define the Start and End position for
auto pan function. Adjust the camera to the desired Start/End
position, then click on Set Start/Set End button. Use
Up/Down/Right/Left button to adjust the camera position, +/- to
zoom in/out.
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Auto Pan – To enable Auto Pan function. Select the speed (high,
Medium or Low) from the above column by using the down
arrow button, then click on Auto Pan button to start. The
camera will run between the defined start and end position.
Click on Auto Pan button again to stop running.
Sequence – To enable Sequence Mode. In sequence Mode, the
camera will go to each preset position sequentially by the preset
dwelling time. Select the dwelling time (3-60sec) from the
above column by using the down arrow button, then click on
Seq button to start the Sequence Mode. Click on Seq button
again to stop.
Iris – To adjust the brightness level of the PTZ camera. Click
on Inc. to get brighter picture. Click on Dec. to get darker
picture.
Menu – For EverFocus ED2200 and SamSung SCC-641P
models use only. Please refer to the user manuals of the
above PTZ cameras for the detail information.
Enter –For EverFocus ED2200 and SamSung SCC-641P
models use only. Please refer to the user manuals of the
above PTZ cameras for the detail information.
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8. Date/Time Setup (Administrator)
If you are an Administrator, please click on the Time displaying on
the Main Screen to enter the Date/Time Setup for the system. The
date is in YYYY/MM/DD format, whilst the time in military hour
format (HH:MM:SS). The built-in real time clock will be updated
accordingly.
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9. Image Playback and Archive (Administrator, Supervisor)
On the Main Screen, please click on the Playback Panel icon, the
screen will be shown as below:
Camera 1 Play
Camera 2 Play
Camera 3 Play
Camera 4 Play
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The icons on the lower corner of the screen are changed to the icons
for video playback and archive, those on the right corner not changed
(for status indication). The icons remained the same as in the Main
Screen provide the same functions as described in Chapter 4. If any
icon is grayed, it means that the specific function is not accessible in
the current mode. If you want to playback the recorded video,
please click on the Select HDD & Range icon first to select the range
of the recorded video for playback.
The following is a brief description for each of the icons not
described in Chapter 4.
Camera Display Controls – To change the control icons to those for
camera display functions as described in Chapter 4.
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Select HDD & Range – To select the playback Hard Disk and the
playback range in that Hard Disk. Click on it, and the Select HDD
& Range dialog box will be shown on the screen as described in the
next paragraph.
Play Saved Video – To preview the retrieved images in the DVD
RAM, ZIP disk (PC format), etc.
Stop – To stop playing the video. If the user plays the video again,
it will start from the beginning.
Play – To play the selected video.
Step Forward – The next single image corresponds to one of the
selected playback cameras will be played and displayed on its
corresponding video window.
Reverse Play – To reverse play the selected video.
Step Backward – The previous single image corresponding to one
of the selected playback cameras will be played on its corresponding
video window.
Pause – To pause playing the video. Click on Play icon to resume
playing.
Archive Video – Toggle button to enable/disable retrieving playback
video to CD-RW, DVD RAM, ZIP disk, etc. When the video is
playing back and Archive is enabled (button at DOWN position), the
Retrieval Device and Camera dialog box will be shown, please follow
the instructions to retrieve the video. (Note.1, 2)
Replay – To repeat playing the selected video over and over again
when the button is at DOWN position.
Audio – To enable or disable the audio during the video playback.
The recorded can only be played under x1 playback speed. There
will be no sound if it was set as other types of playback speed.
Playback/Live Switch – To switch all the view windows between live
and playback mode.
Speed – The playing speed, ranging from 1/6 (slowest) through 5
(fastest). For speed 1/6 – 2, each image for the selected playback
cameras will be displayed in its respective video window. For
speed 3/4/5/6, each image out of 2/3/4/5 images will be displayed.
Click on the button to select the desired playback speed. The
default value is 1.
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Slider Bar – Showing the current playing position in the selected
range. Click on it and drag the mouse to play the video from
anywhere in the selected range when it’s playing. The date and
time will be shown on the screen and the playback will be
temporarily stopped when you drag the slider.
To change the playback video window to full screen, please click on
the video window, then select the appropriate option in the dialog
box shown. To return from the full screen playback, please click on
the full-screen video window, and then follow the instructions in the
dialog box.
Note 1: To archive the video images to CD-RW or DVD RAM, you must format the medium on
a PC at the beginning. Normally, the software “Nero Burning” and “In CD” come with
CD-RW or DVD RAM in the package, please install them in a normal PC, then you may
format the medium by “In CD”. To format the medium, insert the medium to the
CD-RW or DVD RAM and run the “In CD” software, follow the step as directed to
complete the formatting. As not all the CD-RW/DVD RAM is compatible with the
system, please contact your local distributor for the model list. If an IDE port
CD-RW/DVD RAM device is used, an USB-BOX will be required to connect the device
to the system.
Note 2: For MPEG encoded picture, the retrieved images are saved as .MPG files, which are
playable in MS-Windows. For JPEG, the retrieved images are saved as .MOV files,
which are playable by QuickTime. You may download QuickTime at www.apple.com.
The filename of the retrieved file is cam##_YYYYMMDDHHmmSS(.MPG or .MOV):
##: Camera ID. (1-16)
YYYY: Year. (2001, 2002…)
MM: Month. (1-12)
DD: Date in month. (01-31)
HH: Hour. (0-23)
mm: Minute. (0-59)
SS: Second. (0-59)
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9.1 Select HDD & Range Dialog Box
When the user click on the Select HDD & Range icon on the
Playback Panel, the Select HDD & Range dialog box will be shown
on the screen. The system provides user to search the image either by
HDD location or by time. Use the Down arrow of the upper left
column in the diagram box to select the desired searching way.
To search by location, the diagram will be shown as below.
01-01-01
2001/8/13
Search by location
V
Mon, 18:46:50
01
01
01
01
N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N
N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N
01
01
N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N
01
N Y N N N Y Y N
The following is a brief description for each item shown above.
!"HDD No – The recorded Hard Disk to playback.
!"Start/End Block No – 1 GB/Block or 32 Sections/Block for the
system. The maximum End Block No. represents the Block
number for the last recorded video or the maximum block number
for the Hard Disk. Use the Down arrow button to select the
Start/End Block No.
!"Options to Play – To playback all recorded video images, or to
playback only motion or alarm detected video images of the assigned
location.
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!"Start/End Section No – 32 MB/Section or 32 Slices/Section for the
system. Use the Down arrow button to select the Start/End Section
No.
!"Start/End Slice No – 1 MB/Slice for the system. Use the Down
arrow button to select the Start/End Slice No.
!"Start/End Date/Time – The recorded date & time for the Start/End
Block/Section/Slice.
!"Slider Bar (and the messages above it) – The Slider Bar displays in
different colors the status for the recorded video from the Start
Block/Section/Slice No. through the End Block/Section/Slice No.
The colors are
Blue – Video Loss,
Green – Motion,
Red – Alarm,
The messages above displays Block-Section-Slice in BB-SS-ss
format, date in YYYY/MM/DD format, and military hour in
HH:MM:SS format for the video corresponding to the Slider Bar
position. If Block-Section-Slice is shown as nn-XX-XX, the
messages are at the Block level, nn-nn-XX Section level, and
nn-nn-nn Slice level.
Set Start button – Drag the Slider Bar to the start position you want,
then click on the Set Start button to change the Start
Block/Section/Slice No.
Set
End button – Drag the Slider Bar to the end position you want,
then click on the Set End button to change the End
Block/Section/Slice No.
!"Video Loss Status – Video loss status for the Block-Section-Slice
shown above for Camera 1 through 16 – Y for video loss, N for No
video loss.
!"Motion Status – Motion status for the Block-Section-Slice shown
above for Camera 1 through 16 – Y for motion, N for No motion.
!"Alarm Status – Alarm status for the Block-Section-Slice shown
above for Alarm In 1 through 24 – Y for alarm, N for No alarm.
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To search by time, the diagram will be shown as below.
Search by Time
01-01-01
2002/6/05 Wed, 14:45:05
V
02
06
05
N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N
14
45
05
N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N
02
06
05
N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N
14
55
05
N Y N N N Y Y N
Use the Down arrow to select the desired start/end date and time, click on
the Submit button to start searching. Or you may select the Use Duration
Time item, there will be a column shown in below to allow the users select
the desired duration time instead of entering the End Time. The other
items are the same as the above description.
To search by event, the diagram will be shown as below.
1-26-7x
2002/6/05 Wed, 14:30:00
Search by Event
V
N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N
N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N
N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N
N Y N N N Y Y N
Select the desired event from the event list. The other items are the same
as the above description.
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10. Remote Control
Through Local Network, Intranet, Internet or dial-in functions, users are
able to view the live video, image playback, upload/download the
configuration file and upgrade the software of eDR400 from any PC in
anywhere. The remote computer does not need to have the eDR400
software or any special hardware and software installed.
10.1
Connecting the Remote PC and Server
Before you start, please verify the connection between eDR400 and the
modem or network. The procedure for configuring a remote PC depends
on the desired type of connection. The user can either dial directly into the
server through modem, or connect over a network. You must obtain IP
addresses for the remote PC and eDR400, please refer to Chapter 6.15
System Configurations for the details.
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10.2
Remote View
After the Remote PC and eDR400 are connected, start your Web browser
and enter the system IP address in the Location/Address field. (Note.1)
Example:
http://61.218.36.252
The main page will be shown on the screen, enter the appropriate Login
name and password, then click on the Submit button. (Note. 2)
The main control page will be shown as below.
The video image can be displayed in full or quad screen mode, and the
time shown on each window refers to the time on the system clock.
The following is the brief description of each item above.
""
""
""
""
""
""
Upper
Panel
Upgrade – To remote upgrade the system. Click on the button and follow
the procedures shown on the screen for remote upgrading. (Note.3)
Download – To download the configuration files from the system.
Upload – To upload the configuration files to the system. After the
configuration file is uploaded, you must reboot the system. Click on the
button at the lower panel to reboot the system from the remote
PC.
Guide – To view the introduction of how to operate the remote browser.
About – To view the information about the system.
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Right Panel
W1 ~ W4 Camera / Type – To select the display cameras for Window 1 ~
Window 4. Click on the down arrow button to select the desired
camera for each window, and then select Live or Play from the
options below for Live Video or Image Playback for each
window. Click on the Submit button while the setting is
completed.
PTZ -
Click on the PTZ button, a PTZ control panel will be shown on
the screen as below.
Select the camera number which
with the PTZ camera installed.
There are 2 reaction methods in
adjusting the camera directions and
zoom focus – Continuous (Default)
and Step. Click on the Step button
if the user would like to adjust it
step by step.
The other control functions are the
same as on the system. Please refer
to Chapter 7 for PTZ Control
Functions.
Click on the Playback button to
return to the Playback control
panel.
Playback Date/Time – To set the searching date/time for Image Playback.
Enter the desired date and time in the proper columns, click on
the Submit button to change the setting. The Playback
Date/Time searching is based on the system clock
please enter the local date/time for searching if there’s time
difference between local and remote end.
Alarm Out – To enable/disable the alarm out remotely.
Lower Panel
–
–
/
–
To reboot the system remotely.
To view the log file of the system.
To switch between quad screen and full screen mode.
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While the camera and date/time settings for image playback have
been submitted, operate the following buttons for video playback.
–
/
/
–
–
–
Slider Bar –
To stop the playback image. The playback image will
starts from beginning if the user click on the Play
button again.
Click on forward/backward play button to start
playing/reverse playing video on its corresponding
window. (Note.4)
The next/previous single image corresponds to the
selected playback cameras will be played and displayed
on its corresponding video window.
To pause the playback image.
Showing the current playing position for image
playback. Click on it and drag the mouse to play the
video from anywhere in the selected range.
Note. 1
The best viewer’s environment is Internet Explorer 5.0 or above, 1024 x 768
If the PC is protected by the Firewall, please make sure Port 1600 is enabled
before accessed.
Note. 2
The Login Name and Password are the same as used in the system,
the Administrator can operate all the functions on remote end, the Supervisor
can view the live video and playback image, and the Operator can only view
the live video.
Note. 3
You must have the upgrading software in your remote PC in order to remote
upgrade the system. To obtain the software, you may contact your local
distributor or to download from FTP server directly. The IP address is
ftp://www.everfocus.com.tw , the login name and password both
are “edr400”. Select the software version you would like to download, the
file name of the upgrade software will be “edr400-X.X-tar.gz”, X.X stands
for the software version number.
Note 4
The remote end will not be able to view all the camera windows if there’s any
camera set as 0 FPS for the normal recording rate; unless all the cameras are
set as 0 FPS.
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11. Remote View from i-mode
The system supports remote surveillance function from mobile phone via
i-mode system. The users (with all login levels) can view the live images
by using the i-mode mobile phones while the system is connected to the
internet.
Operations:
To connect to the system, enter the system IP address in the
location/address field of the i-mode system, follow with “/iwapindex.htm”.
Example:
http://61.218.36.254/iwapindex.htm
The welcome page will be shown on the screen, enter the proper login
name and password, click on “OK” to login to the system and enter the
main menu page.
Select the desired camera by clicking on the button on the main menu, a
live image for the corresponding camera will be showing on the screen.
The image will be in Sub-QCIF format, 88x60 for NTSC and 88x72 for
PAL.
Click on
to proceed to the next image. Click on
to back to the main menu.
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Appendix A – Specifications
Video Format
Video Input
Video Output
Video Compression
Video Resolution
Video Display
Display Resolution
Sequential Switch
Alarm Input
Alarm Output
Hard Disk Storage
NTSC/EIA or PAL/CCIR, auto-sensing & manual switch
4 camera inputs (BNC), 1Vp-p/75ohm
1 VGA monitor output, D-Sub 15 pin
JPEG and MPEG-1 I Frame
352x240 (NTSC) or 352x288 (PAL)
1/4/7/9/10/13/16 video windows, 16 million colors
800x600
Programmable, with adjustable dwell time
4 inputs (N.C., N.O.)
4 outputs (2N.C., 2N.O.)
3.5” half height, IDE type, hot swappable
Recording Rate
Up to 30 fps for NTSC, 25 fps for PAL, independent of camera
types
Recording Mode
Playback Rate
Playback Search
Motion Detection
Video Loss Detection
Event Log
User Interface
Setup
User Input Device
Buzzer
Timer
Watch Dog Timer
Title
CompactFlash Memory
Security
System Recovery
Remote Access
Remote Notification
Network Protocol
Fast Ethernet
RS232
Audio
Archive
Power Source
Power Consumption
Dimension
Weight
Operating Temperature
Continuous, Time-lapse recording, Event recording
Up to 30 fps for NTSC, 25 fps for PAL
Radar search, Thumbnail search, Time search
Yes, with configurable detection area (16x12) & sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Windows look and feel
On screen setup
Mouse (Keyboard: optional)
Yes
Built-in real time clock
Yes
10-character title generator for each camera, alarm input, and
alarm output
64 MB
Multi-level password protection
Auto power on after power loss recovery
Internet Explorer / Netscape with JAVA support
By e-mail
HTTP, SMTP, TCP/IP, ICMP, ARP
RJ45 connector x 2, one for peer-to-peer, one for upward
communication
2 x RS232 connectors
1 microphone input, 1 speaker output
2 USB ports: for CD-RW, DVD RAM drive, ZIP, color printer
(HP or EPSON) or USB hub
DC24V
36W
256(Width) x 178(Depth) x 88(Height)mm
2.7KG / 5.94 LB, excludes HDD
0oC ~ +45oC
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Appendix B – Time Lapse Mode Recording Time
eDR400 Time Lapse Mode Recording Time (system storage: 60GB)
(Estimated with typical image – low noise level)
NTSC
Fine(10)
Total Capture Rate
day hour min
(FPS)
30
1
2
58
15
2
5
56
10
3
8
54
6
5
14
50
3
11
5
41
2
16
20
32
1.2
28
2
14
1
33
17
5
0.6
56
4
28
0.3
112
8
57
0.2
168 13
25
0.12
280 22
23
0.1
337
2
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NTSC
Fine(10)
Total Capture Rate
day hour min
(FPS)
30
1
12
24
15
3
0
49
10
4
13
13
6
7
14
2
3
15
4
5
2
22
18
8
1.2
37
22
13
1
45
12
16
0.6
75
20
26
0.3
151 16
53
0.2
227 13
20
0.12
379
6
13
0.1
455
2
40
JPEG
Normal(5)
day
hour
2
14
5
5
7
19
13
1
26
2
39
3
65
5
78
7
130
11
260
23
391
11
652
11
782
23
/
MPEG-1
Normal(5)
day
hour
3
23
7
22
11
22
19
21
39
18
59
16
99
11
119
8
198
22
397
21
596
20
994
18
1193 17
min
38
16
55
11
23
35
58
10
56
53
50
44
41
Rough(0)
day
hour
5
1
10
2
15
4
25
6
50
13
75
20
126
10
151
16
252
20
505
16
758
12
1264
4
1517
0
min
21
43
5
48
37
26
4
53
8
17
26
44
53
min
29
59
29
29
59
28
28
57
56
52
48
40
37
Rough(0)
day
hour
6
1
12
3
18
4
30
8
60
16
91
0
151
16
182
1
303
9
606
19
910
5
1517
0
1820 10
min
38
16
54
10
21
32
53
4
46
33
20
53
40
/
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Total Capture Rate
(FPS)
25
12.5
8.3
5
2.5
1.7
1
0.83
0.5
0.25
0.17
0.1
Fine(10)
day hour
1
2
2
5
3
9
5
14
11
5
16
12
28
2
33
20
56
5
112 11
165
9
281
3
Total Capture Rate
(FPS)
25
12.5
8.3
5
2.5
1.7
1
0.83
0.5
0.25
0.17
0.1
JPEG
Normal(5)
day
hour
2
14
5
5
7
21
13
2
26
5
38
14
65
14
79
0
131
4
262
9
385
21
656
0
PAL
min
59
58
17
57
54
55
45
57
31
2
10
35
min
58
57
41
53
46
8
26
54
52
45
24
23
Rough(0)
day
hour
5
2
10
5
15
9
25
13
51
2
75
3
127
18
153
21
255
12
511
0
751
11
1277 12
min
38
16
23
12
24
32
0
59
1
2
21
7
MPEG-1
Normal(5)
day
hour min
4
1
5
8
2
10
12
4
26
20
5
27
40
10
54
59
11
47
101
3
15
121
20
24
202
6
31
404
13
2
594
21
59
1011
8
35
Rough(0)
day
hour
6
1
12
3
18
6
30
8
60
16
89
5
151
16
182
18
303
9
606
19
892
8
1517
0
min
38
16
39
10
21
41
53
36
46
33
59
53
PAL
Fine(10)
day hour
1
12
3
1
4
14
7
14
15
5
22
10
38
2
45
22
76
5
152 11
224
6
381
5
min
35
11
14
59
59
13
59
23
58
57
16
52
/
/
Note: The above listed system & capture rates are just taken for example.
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Appendix C – Simulated Keyboard
There are situations that the user will be asked to enter a numeric or
alphanumeric string. So, a Simulated Keyboard is designed for the
user to use the mouse for all the operations. Please refer to the
following diagram for the details.
Appendix D – Q & A
Q: The mouse doesn’t work.
A: The mouse must be connected to the system at system startup.
Q: The playback images cannot be retrieved to the ZIP disk.
A: The system support IOMEGA’s ZIP drives. The ZIP drive must be connected to the
system at system startup. Besides, the ZIP disk must be PC formatted.
Q: How to get better video quality?
A: The quality of JPEG is better than MPEG, and the higher the recording quality, the
better the quality. Please login as administrator, click on the Config icon, and then
click on the Camera Setup menu item. Select the Recording Quality and the
Compression Method as appropriate. After exiting the Config menu, you’ll be asked
to restart the system for the new settings to take effect.
Q: How to setup time-lapse recording?
A: Please setup the Normal Recording rates for the Cameras at different Time Types.
The normal recording rates are also time-lapse recording rates.
Q: How to setup event recording?
A: Please setup the Alarm Recording rates for the Cameras at different Time Types, the
different Actions, and the enable/disable items for the Cameras and the Alarm Inputs.
The alarm recording rates are also event-recording rates.
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Q: How to black out the live images for the cameras?
A: To black out the live images for the cameras, login as Administrator and set those
cameras as playback in the Sequence Mode display & Static Page Mode display.
There are 7 static display pages and 2 display sequences. Later on, the
Operator/Guest will not be able to see the live images for those cameras.
Q: There are no pre-recorded images for the camera?
A: There must be at least one Action corresponding to that camera, and the pre-record
time of those Actions must be non-zero. Besides, the normal recording rate for that
camera must be non-zero. (Exception: If the normal recording rates for all the
installed cameras are all zero, the pre-record will still be effective.) Please refer to
Chapter 6 for the detailed setup.
Q: The displayed date and time on the lower-left corner are not correct.
A: Please login as administrator, click on the displayed time, then the Date & Time Setup
dialog box will be shown. Enter your local time, and then click on the OK button to
update the system’s date & time.
Q: How to play the retrieved files on a PC?
A: Double click on the filename of the .MPG file, the Media Player in MS Windows will
be run to play the .MPG file. Download QuickTime from www.apple.com to play
the .MOV files. The playback version of QuickTime is free.
Q: Why does the system have the confused images in some channel?
A: We suggest you to check if there’s any camera with Line Lock function on.
The camera frequency is according to AC power if line lock function is set as ON,
the instable frequency of power supply will cause the variant frequency to camera.
When V-sync frequency is unstable, it affects the next captured camera images.
Please set this camera to line lock OFF if you have the problem, the camera
frequency will be consistent according to itself if line lock off.
Q: How to login to the system if the administrator’s login name and password are lost?
A: For the security reason, it’s impossible to retrieve the login name and password once
they’re lost. Once the administrator’s login name and password are lost, the only way
to re-login to the system is through the backdoor program. Please click the logo icon
on the upper right corner of the main screen, there will be a serial number shown on
the screen. Contact our worldwide branch offices or your local distributor to give them
the serial number you have, you will be given a new set of login name and password
once your identification is verified. Make sure you setup your own login name and
password after you re-login to the system. Each serial number can be used only once,
there will be a new serial number given to the system once you re-login.
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