Firmware Manual v3.04.08

Firmware Manual v3.04.08
4-CH Quad Video Server
Firmware
A4Q-220-V3.04.08-AC
User’s Manual
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Table of Contents
INSTALLATION _____________________________________________________ 3
1.1
Intro and Minimum System Requirements ____________________________ 3
1.2
Preparation before setup ___________________________________________ 4
1.2.1
1.3
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Setup your PC network __________________________________________________ 4
Configuring the 4-CH Video Server __________________________________ 9
1.3.1
Video Display ________________________________________________________ 11
1.3.2
Host Setting __________________________________________________________ 13
1.3.3
WAN Setting _________________________________________________________ 15
1.3.4
Date Setting __________________________________________________________ 18
1.3.5
Video Setting _________________________________________________________ 20
1.3.6
Video Adjustment _____________________________________________________ 24
1.3.7
Security Setting _______________________________________________________ 26
1.3.8
User Account Management ______________________________________________ 29
1.3.9
System Info __________________________________________________________ 30
1.3.10
Firmware Upgrade __________________________________________________ 32
1.3.11
Factory Default _____________________________________________________ 34
1.3.12
Save Reboot _______________________________________________________ 35
1.3.13
Logout ____________________________________________________________ 36
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INSTALLATION
1.1
Intro and Minimum System Requirements
The IP device provides access through an embedded web server. To access the device,
your PC needs to meet minimum requirements to perform satisfactorily.
CPU
Pentinum 4 2.4GHz and above
Memory
256 MB or above
Operating System
Windows XP with SP2 or above. Windows Vista / Windows 2003 /
Windows 7
Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 and above.
Video Resolution
3
SVGA or XGA with 1024x768 resolution
1.2
Preparation before setup
Our IP device provides access through Internet Explorer. You need to
set up the network settings and the IP address for the IP device. Please make
sure all connections are properly connected, then follow the procedures
below.
1.
Setup your PC network
The IP address for your PC must be within the same subnet as the IP
device. You need to match the TCP/IP settings between PC and IP device
before you can access it via IE.
2.
Setup IP device’s IP address
This IP device‟s IP address can be assigned manually or acquired
automatically by network service (DHCP). If it acquires the IP address by
using the DHCP service, please use the IP utility software bundled in the
product CD to find the IP address for all IP devices.
1.2.1
Setup your PC network
To set up the network of IP device via a PC, you have to change the
TCP/IP settings of the PC.
The following are the default network settings of IP device.
IP Address: 192.168.0.100
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
To access the IP device, the IP address of the PC should match the
address below.
IP Address: 192.168.0.xxx
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
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NOTE: xxx should be a number from 1 to 254 except 100, which is
used by the IP device. Please also make sure that no two equipments
use the same IP address in the same network.
The procedures below is the setup procedure on Windows XP. If you
use operating system other than Windows XP, please refer to OS manuals for
proper setup procedures.
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STEP1
Start up your PC.
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STEP2
Click the [Start] and select the "Control Panel"
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STEP3
Double-click the "Network and Internet connections" icon.
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STEP4
Double-click the "Network connections" icon
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STEP5
Click “Local Area Connections”, and then click “Change settings of
this connection” in the network Task menu.
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STEP6
Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”, and then click the [Properties]
button. If you have both IPv4 and IPv6, choose IPv4.
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STEP7
Click the “Use the following IP address” radio button and enter the IP
address and the subnet mask.
Please set the settings as below.
IP address: 192.168. 0.xxx
Subnet mask: 255.255.255. 0
(NOTE: xxx should be a number
from 1 to 254 except 100, which
is used by the IP device. Please
also make sure that no two
equipments use the same IP
address in the same network..)
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STEP8
Click the [OK] button and the window dialog box closes.
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1.3
Configuring the 4-CH Video Server
This section describes how to configure the IP device. The product
administrator has unlimited access to all setup windows and normal users
can only watch the live image. The IP device is configured under a
standard browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or above).
Follow the procedures below to configure the IP device.
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STEP1: Open a browser
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STEP2: Enter the IP address of the IP device.
The default IP address is “192.168.0.100”
The “Login Page” is now displayed as below.
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STEP3: Enter the Account name (factory default: Admin) and the
Password (factory default: 123456).
NOTE: Internet Explorer 6.0 or above is highly recommended. You
may download it from
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx
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STEP4: Select the language of the IP device user interface. You can
select from English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese,
Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Czech, French, Finnish,
Hungarian and Danish. This user interface setting will disappear once
you log out, if you want to change the default user interface language,
please change the setting of [Host setting] after login successed.
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STEP5: Click the
to re-enter again.
button to login or click the
button
Once successfully login, the “Video Display page” will be displayed
as below.
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1.3.1
Video Display
This section tells you how to view live images via Internet Explorer.
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STEP1: Click the [Video Display] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Video Display page” is displayed as below.
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STEP2: Click the
[MPEG4/MJPEG] to select the Compression
type. Once selected, the video server/IP camera will start to stream
with new compression type.
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STEP3:
Will display different texts in different modes.
Quad Mode:
Channel: Quad Mode (unselectable).
Single Mode:
Channel: 1~4 (selectable). Click to select the which
channel you want to see via web-configurator.
Sequence mode:
Channel: Sequence mode (unselectable). For details for
sequence mode, please refer to video setting in later
chapter.
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STEP4: Check the
[Mute] checkbox to mute or un-mute audio
from the video server/IP camera.
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STEP5: Click the
[Audio Out] checkbox to enable/disable audio
transmission from this PC to IP device‟s audio output, and to change
the audio out volume. With this function enabled, you can talk to the
people at the IP device site.
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STEP6: Click the
Setup page”.
[Quit] to exit the live view and go to “Main
NOTE: For all network router/switches connected to this Camera/Video
Server, be sure to use Auto Negotiation as the Network Connections
Type. This will enable the whole network to always run at the highest
possible speed.
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1.3.2
Host Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device‟s host settings and LAN
settings.
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STEP1: Click the [Host Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Host setting page” is displayed as below.
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STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■Host Setting
Parameters
Host name
Language
Description
Enter a host name, and this host name will be shown when you
use the IP utility or the SDK to search for the IP device.
Select the language of default user-interface. Each user login
will see the default user-interface first.
■Network link speed & duplex
Parameters
WAN port
Description
This item lets you select the network transmission speed of
WAN port. You can select from
1. Auto detect (default setting)
2. 100Mbps / Full duplex
3. 100Mbps / Half duplex
4. 10Mbps / Full duplex
5. 10Mbps / Half duplex
■ToS (Type of Service)
Parameters
TOS (type of
service)
TOS priority
Description
Select whether to add the TOS tag onto the streaming data.
Streaming data with a higher priority TOS tag will be transmitted
first while compared with other data to be transmitted.
Select the TOS tag’s priority to be added onto the streaming.
You can select between
1. Normal-Service
2. Minimize-Cost
3. Maximize-Reliability
4. Maximize-throughout
5. Minimize-Delay
■Port Mapping
Parameters
Description
HTTP port
Select the port for this IP device to use HTTP protocol.
Search server
port1
Search server
port2
Select the port1 for this IP device to support search function of
the application program (e.g. IP utility).
Select the port2 for this IP device to support search function of
the application program (e.g. IP utility).
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STEP3: Click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameter.
NOTE: For all network router/switches connected to this Camera/Video
Server, be sure to use Auto Negotiation as the Network Connections
Type. This will enable the whole network to always run at the highest
possible speed
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1.3.3
WAN Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device‟s WAN, DNS server and DDNS
server settings.
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below
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STEP1:Click the [WAN Setting]. The “WAN setting page” is displayed as
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STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■WAN Setting
Parameters
Dynamic IP
address
Description
Click this to enable IP device’s DHCP function.
It will acquire its WAN port IP address from a DHCP server
within the same network. (You must have a DHCP server in
order to enable this function.)
Use Host
Name
Click this to manually enter the IP device WAN port IP
address.
IP address: Enter the WAN port IP address.
Static IP
Subnet mask: Enter the subnet mask of WAN port. If
IP address is changed, adjust the subnet mask
accordingly.
address
ISP gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway
(the router).
Click this when you connect IP device directly to the xDSL
modem.
User name: Enter the user name of your xDSL
account.
PPPoE
Password: Enter the password of your xDSL
account.
Note: You have to click the [Save Reboot] after you click the
[Apply button] to let this IP device start xDSL connections.
■DNS server Setting
Parameters
Primary DNS
server
Secondary DNS
server
Description
Defines the IP address of the primary DNS server. This is used
for identifying this computer by name instead of IP address.
The IP address of the secondary DNS server. It will be used
once the primary DNS server fails.
■DDNS server Setting
Parameters
DDNS type
Service ISP
Host name
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Description
Click this to enable IP device’s DDNS function.
DDNS function enables user to connect to this IP device by
domain name even if its IP address is not static.
Click one of the DDNS service providers.
You can visit their website to get a DDNS service account for
this IP device.
Enter the host name of your DDNS service account. (ex:
xxxx.dyndns.org)
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User name
Enter the login user name for your DDNS service account.
Password
Enter the login password for your DDNS service account.
STEP3: Click the
settings or click the
[Apply] button for each section to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save Reboot]
button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
NOTE: For all network router/switches connected to this Camera/Video
Server, be sure to use Auto Negotiation as the Network Connections
Type. This will enable the whole network to always run at the highest
possible speed.
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1.3.4
Date Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device‟s date and time settings.

STEP1: Click the [Date Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Date setting page” is displayed as below
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STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■Date Setting
Parameters
SNTP/NTP
server
Description
Click this to enable IP device’s SNTP/NTP function.
SNTP/NTP function enables this video to synchronize its time
settings with a SNTP/NTP server. You can use this function to
make sure all your IP devices’ time is the same. Additionally,
with our embedded digital-time-code in the streaming, you can
tell the event sequence accurately.
IP address: Enter the IP address of the SNTP/NTP
server.
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Sync time: Select the time interval for this IP device
to synchronize its time.
Click this to manually setup the date & time.
Date : Select the date
Set manually
Time: Select the time
Time zone
Day Light Saving
Select the time zone offset for local settings
Select Type 1 to specify daylight saving time by week
number in a month; select Type 2 to specify daylight saving
time by date.
Start Time : Select the daylight savings start time.
End Time : Select the daylight savings end time.
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STEP3: Click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save
Reboot] button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
Manually set date and time will NOT be kept if device loses power.
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1.3.5
Video Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device‟s video and streaming settings.

STEP1: Click the [Video Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Video setting page” is displayed as below
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■Video setting
Parameters
Description
Select the streaming method
1. TCP only
2. Multicast only
Streaming Method
3. RTP Over UDP
4. RTP Over Multicast
5. RTP Over UDP & Multicast
RTSP Port
Select the port for this IP device to support RTSP
RTSP Authen
Enable
RTP B2 Frame
Enable
Checkbox to enable RTP streaming’s Account/Password
authentication.
Checkbox to enable the B2 frame in RTP streaming
Multicast IP
Select the multicast IP. Default settings is 228.5.6.1. If
mode is select in single mode, please setup multicast IP
for each channel.
Multicast TTL
Select the multicast TTL. Default setting is 255.
IGMP
Video RTP Over
Multicast
Audio RTP Over
Multicast
Select video type connected to the video-in of this IP
device. If you use an incorrect video type, some images
might be lost.
Enable/disable the multicast video streaming via RTP
protocol
Enable/disable the multicast audio streaming via RTP
protocol
Select the port for this IP device to support video control
Video Control Port
function of the application program.
Select the operation mode
1. Quad mode: Split screen quad channel
2. Single mode: choose between 4 single channels
Mode
3. Sequential mode: CH1->CH2->CH3->CH4->Quad
Please refer to below notes for details for each mode.
Audio
Select enable or disable the audio function.
Input Sensitivity
Select HIGH or LOW of the audio input sensitivity
Volume
Select the volume for audio from this PC to IP device.
Resolution
Select the video resolution of the IP device.
Select the video bitrate mode.
Constant Bit Rate: The streaming’s bitrate remains
constant at all conditions. The quality will vary slightly
according to amount of motion in scene.
Variable Bit Rate:: The streaming bit rate will vary
Frame Rate Mode
according to the amount of motion and change in the scene
to maintain image quality.
Video Quality: Select video quality between High, Middle
and Low.
GoP Length: Number of frames between I Frames.
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Frame Rate
Select the frame rate of the video streaming.
Encoder Type
Select the encoder’s compression type.
1. MPEG4
2. MJPEG
Select the video bitrate mode.
Constant Bit Rate: The streaming’s bitrate remains
Video Bitrates
constant at all conditions.
Variable Bit Rate:: The streaming bit rate will vary
Mode
according to the amount of motion and change in the scene
to maintain image quality.
Select the Maximum bitrate of the video streaming.
Video Maximum
If the bitrate limit is too low, actual frame rate may also be
Bitrate
limited. Doing so will also disable Bit Rate setting below.
Select the bit rate of the video streaming. You can select
from 28Kbps to 6Mbps.
Note: Lower bit rate consumes less bandwidth but delivers
Bitrate
lower quality images.
High bit rate consumes more bandwidth but delivers
higher quality images.
Serial Port Control Select the Control setting of serial port.
Serial Port Baud
Rate
Video Streaming
Port (TCP Only)
Video Multicast
Port (Multicast
Only)
Select the Baud Rate setting of serial port.
Select the port through which software applications may
establish video streaming with this IP device.
Select the port for this IP device to support video multicast
function of the application program.
Select the display time for each channel preview (in
seconds) second.There are five channels to set
1.
Quad channel
Channel Preview
2.
Channel 1
Time
3.
Channel 2
(Sequence mode
4.
Channel 3
only )
5.
Channel 4
Note: When any channel is set to 0, the sequence display
on that channel is disabled.
STEP3: Click the
settings or click the
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[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
Quad Mode:
In Quad view mode, this video server send 1 video stream with
Quad display. Camera name and video loss will display with
OSD in this mode. Quad mode has 30(NTSC)/25(PAL) fps in all
resolution.
Single Mode:
In Single mode, this video server can send independent video
stream for each channel (total 4 different streams). No OSD
information is available in this mode. The
resolution/bitrate/frame rate setting for each channel is the
same. Each channel has 7(NTSC)/7(PAL) fps in D1 resolution,
and 15(NTSC)/12(PAL) fps in CIF resolution
Sequence Mode:
In Sequence mode, this video server can send 1 video stream
contains the sequence display of channels of
Quad->CH1->CH2->CH3->CH4. Duration for each channel is
deteremined by camera preview time in video setting page.. The
preview time can be set from 5~65535. No OSD information is
available in this mode.
Motion detection is disabled in sequential mode. The motion
detection setup in video adjustment page is disabled in this
mode. The total frame rate is 30(NTSC)/25(PAL) fps divided by
channels in this sequence.
GOP Length
GOP means thevideo frames between one completely encoded I frame and other
compressed P frames. Normallly the GOP length is equal to number of frames in one
second. Using longer GOP length may save you bandwidth and storage, at a slight risk of
losing the later part of one GOP if the network dropped one frame before video
refreshes. Long GOP is available only in Constant FPS mode and variable Bit rate under
MPEG4.
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1.3.6
Video Adjustment
This section tells you how to adjust the streaming video.

STEP1: Click the [Video Adjust] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Video adjust page” is displayed as below
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STEP2: Set the
checkbox to enable motion detection function,
then motion detection will enter the setup mode. If motion detection is
already enabled, please click
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button to enter setup mode.
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STEP3: Click
to change Channel number when operating in
single mde (mode is set in “Video setting” page). It is not
changeable in Quad mode. .
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STEP4 Click the
checkbox to enable motion detection for each
channel.
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STEP5 Adjust the video display by changing the value of
“Brightness”,
“Saturation” and
image to select the best setting.
“Contrast”. Refer to live
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STEP6 Set the
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STEP7 Set the
interval time of motion detection. . Within the
interval time after the motion event is triggered, no further motion
event will be triggered.
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STEP8:Click
button to use the new setting. The MD region will
be highlighted in bold red frame if motion detection is triggered.
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STEP9 Click
sensitivity of motion detection channel.
to enable OSD camera name. Only Quad mode is
albe to show camera name with OSD. Click
loss message.
to enable OSD video
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save
Reboot] button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
Single mode:
Each channel has only one motion detection region. Please enable
the respective motion detection region after selecting the channel
number.
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1.3.7
Security Setting
This section tells you how to setup the security page.
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
Click the [Security] on the “Main Setup page”. There are three sections
in Security page: UPnP, Bonjour and IP Filter.

For UPnP, check the Enable UPnP checkbox to enable UPnP. This will
allow your quad server to be found on the local network in Windows
Explorer -> network section. You may also identify this device by
changing the friendly name.

Enable Bonjour by checking the checkbox. You may also enter the
Friendly name in the text field. Click Apply to confirm or Reset to
re-enter settings.

Check the Enable IP Address Filtering checkbox to enable / disable IP
Filtering.

Select from the dropdownlist to set filter in either “Allow” mode or
“Drop” mode.
“Allow” mode will refuse access to all IP addresses except the ones
listed below.
“Drop” mode will accept all incoming access except the IP addresses
listed below.
Make sure you include the Netmask in your consideration.
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Enable: For each entry, you must check this box for it to be effective.
For an entry that you no longer need but does not wish to delete, you
can uncheck it, and the system will remember it for future use. If a new
entry that has never been used before does not have Enable checked,
then it will not be stored in memory.
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Click the [Apply] button of each setting to confirm the settings or
click the [Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
WARNING: Please be very careful when using this function, as you may
lose access to your camera if you make mistakes in setup. You may either
accidentally deny yourself access, or forgot to include your own IP address
in the allowed address list. You will need to perform hard reset to be able to
access the device again.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save
Reboot] button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
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1.3.8
User Account Management
This section tells you how to setup the accounts.

STEP1: Click the [User account] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Account management page” is displayed as below

STEP2: Setup the account names and their respective passwords.
There are 1 root (administrator) account and 10 common user
accounts. Administrator account allows the user to watch the live view
and setup everything; but common user account allows user only to
watch the live image.
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STEP3: Click the
settings or click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save
Reboot] button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
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1.3.9
System Info
This section tells you how to see the system information of this IP device,
including firmware version, MAC address, Product ID, WAN status and
system log.

STEP1: Click the [System info] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “System information page” is displayed as below
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STEP2: View the information at the three columns. This information
is very useful to understand the IP device status and to resolve any
problem that might occur.
■System info
Column
System info
WAN status
System log
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Description
It shows the firmware version, MAC address, production ID, and
factory default type of IP device.
It shows the WAN port’s IP address, netmask, gateway, DNS
server, and DDNS host and connection status.
It shows the system event. This column is very useful to as a
diagnostic tool.
STEP3: Click
[Parameter List] where you may see all configurations
of the IP device.
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STEP4: Click
[Server Report] to export related information of the IP
device while reporting a support to your support channel.
1.3.10 Firmware Upgrade
This section tells you how to update IP device‟s firmware. You can always
visit our web site for the latest firmware.

STEP1: Click the [Firmware] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Firmware upgrade page-1” is displayed as below

STEP2: Click
[Apply] button. The „‟firmware upgrade page-2”
will be displayed as below.
■Date Setting
Parameters
Firmware
images file
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Description
You can upload the firmware images here.
Click the [browse] to select the an image file and click the
MD5 file
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[enter].
You can always get the latest version at our website.
You can upload the MD5 file here.
Click the [browse] to select an MD5 file and click the [enter].
You can always get the latest version at our website.
NOTE: The version of the firmware image and the MD5 file to be
uploaded must be the same, otherwise, the firmware upgrading will
fail and the IP device will continue using previous firmware version.

STEP3: Click the
[Upload] button to start upgrading or click the
[Reset] to re-select the files.

STEP4: The upgrade process window shows a progress bar indicating
upgrade status.

STEP5: The upgrade is completed and the device will reboot now.
1.3.11 Factory Default
This section tells you how to load IP device‟s factory default setting.

STEP1: Click the [Factory Default] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Factory default setting page” is displayed as below
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
STEP2: Click the [Apply] button to load default or click the [Reset]
button to exit to previous page.

STEP3: A confirmation page will be displayed. Click the [Save
Reboot] button to start loading factory default settings.
1.3.12 Save Reboot
This section tells you how to save all the settings and reboot this IP device.
This is critical because some settings might not take effect before save and
reboot.

STEP1: Click the [Save and reboot] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Save and reboot page” is displayed as below.
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STEP2: The Action LED indicator will light down to indicate that the
IP device is rebooting. After around 30 seconds, the Action LED will
light up again to indicate that the reboot is completed.
1.3.13 Logout
This section tells you how to logout the IP device. Be sure to logout this IP
device once your setting is completed.

STEP1: Click the [Logout] on the “Main Setup page”.
You will logout and return to the “Login Page” displayed as below.
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