Quasar CM-3211 Series Installation guide

Quasar CM-3211 Series Installation guide
DVTEL INC.
65 Challenger Road
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Quasar CM-3211 Series
Quasar CM-4221 Series
Mini-Dome Camera
User and Installation Guide
The contents of this guide may not be
reproduced or reprinted in whole or in
part without the express written
permission of DVTEL, Inc.
Rev C
June 2014
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Table of Contents
1
Document Information................................................................................................... vii
2
Overview .........................................................................................................................1
2.1 Features .......................................................................................................................... 2
2.2 Package Contents ........................................................................................................... 3
2.3 Typical CM-3211/4221 Series Camera ........................................................................... 4
3
Introduction to the CM-3211/4221 Series IP Mini-Dome Camera .......................................5
3.1 CM-3211/4221 Indoor Camera Dimensions ................................................................... 5
3.2 CM-3211/4221-01 Outdoor Camera Dimensions .......................................................... 6
3.3 CM-3211/4221-10/10-I/11/11-I Motorized Camera Dimensions .................................. 6
3.4 Camera Connections....................................................................................................... 7
4
System Requirements ......................................................................................................9
5
Installation .................................................................................................................... 11
5.1 Indoor Installation ........................................................................................................ 11
5.2 Outdoor Installation ..................................................................................................... 11
5.3 Power and Ethernet Cable Connection ........................................................................ 12
5.4 Initial Camera Configuration ........................................................................................ 12
5.5 Removing the Base Plate .............................................................................................. 14
5.6 Mounting Instructions .................................................................................................. 15
5.6.1
CM-3211/4221-10-I and CM-3211/4221-11-I Mounting Tips .................................. 15
5.6.2
Mounting the CM-3211/4221-00/10/10-I Indoor Camera ...................................... 15
5.6.3
Mounting the CM-3211/4221-01/11/11-I Outdoor Camera ................................... 17
6
Using the DNA Utility to Search and Access the Camera .................................................. 20
6.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................. 20
6.2 Quick Start .................................................................................................................... 20
6.3 Main Screen .................................................................................................................. 21
6.4 Navigation Bar .............................................................................................................. 21
6.5 Context Menu ............................................................................................................... 22
6.6 Configuring Communication Settings on the Quasar Camera...................................... 22
6.7 Adjusting and Framing-Up the Camera View ............................................................... 26
7
Configuration and Operation .......................................................................................... 29
7.1 Browser-Based Viewer Introduction ............................................................................ 29
7.2 Home Page.................................................................................................................... 31
7.2.1
CM-3211/4221-00/01 Varifocal Camera Home Page .............................................. 31
7.2.2
CM-3211/4221-10/10-I/11/11-I Motorized Camera Home Page ............................ 32
7.3
7.3.1
System-Related Settings ............................................................................................... 34
System ...................................................................................................................... 35
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7.3.2
Security..................................................................................................................... 36
7.3.3
Network.................................................................................................................... 45
7.3.4
DDNS ........................................................................................................................ 51
7.3.5
Mail........................................................................................................................... 52
7.3.6
FTP ............................................................................................................................ 53
7.3.7
HTTP ......................................................................................................................... 54
7.3.8
Application ............................................................................................................... 55
7.3.9
Motion Detection ..................................................................................................... 59
7.3.10 Network Failure Detection ....................................................................................... 63
7.3.11 Tampering ................................................................................................................ 64
7.3.12 Storage Management............................................................................................... 66
7.3.13 Recording ................................................................................................................. 69
7.3.14 Schedule ................................................................................................................... 70
7.3.15 File Location ............................................................................................................. 71
7.3.16 View Information ..................................................................................................... 72
7.3.17 Factory Default ......................................................................................................... 75
7.3.18 Software Version ...................................................................................................... 76
7.3.19 Software Upgrade .................................................................................................... 76
7.3.20 Maintenance ............................................................................................................ 78
7.4
7.4.1
Video Format ............................................................................................................ 79
7.4.2
Video Compression .................................................................................................. 90
7.4.3
Video OCX Protocol .................................................................................................. 91
7.4.4
Video Frame Rate ..................................................................................................... 92
7.4.5
Video Mask ............................................................................................................... 93
7.4.6
Audio ........................................................................................................................ 94
7.5
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Video and Audio Streaming Settings ............................................................................ 79
Camera-Related Settings .............................................................................................. 95
7.5.1
Exposure ................................................................................................................... 96
7.5.2
White Balance .......................................................................................................... 99
7.5.3
Picture Adjustment ................................................................................................ 100
7.5.4
Backlight ................................................................................................................. 101
7.5.5
Digital Zoom ........................................................................................................... 101
7.5.6
IR Function ............................................................................................................. 102
7.5.7
WDR Function ........................................................................................................ 103
7.5.8
Noise Reduction ..................................................................................................... 104
7.5.9
TV System ............................................................................................................... 105
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7.6
8
Logout ......................................................................................................................... 106
Appendices .................................................................................................................. 107
A.1. Technical Specifications .............................................................................................. 108
A.2. Device Search Software .............................................................................................. 111
A.2.1
Initial Camera Configuration .................................................................................. 111
A.2.2
Searching and Accessing the Camera with Device Search ..................................... 112
A.2.3
Configuring Communication Settings of a Quasar Camera .................................... 112
A.3.
A.4.
A.5.
A.6.
A.7.
A.8.
Internet Security Settings ........................................................................................... 116
Install UPnP Components ........................................................................................... 118
Deleting the Existing DCViewer .................................................................................. 120
Deleting Temporary Internet Files.............................................................................. 121
Connecting Leads to a Spring Clamp Terminal Block ................................................. 122
Mounting Accessories ................................................................................................ 123
Contacting DVTEL ............................................................................................................... 126
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List of Figures
Figure 1: Package Contents....................................................................................................................... 3
Figure 2: Typical CM-3211/4221-xx Camera with Motorized Lens ............................................................ 4
Figure 3: CM-3211/4221-00 Varifocal Indoor Camera Dimensions ........................................................... 5
Figure 4: CM-3211/4221-01 Varifocal Outdoor Camera Dimensions ........................................................ 6
Figure 5: CM-3211/4221-10 Motorized Indoor Camera Dimensions ......................................................... 6
Figure 6: CM-3211/4221 Camera Input/Output Connections .................................................................... 7
Figure 7: Discovered IP Devices .............................................................................................................. 13
Figure 8: Network Setup Dialog Box ........................................................................................................ 13
Figure 9: Inner Cover Removal ................................................................................................................ 14
Figure 10: Releasing the Module ............................................................................................................. 14
Figure 11: Removing the Camera Module from the Base Plate .............................................................. 14
Figure 12: Base Plate Used as a Template to Mark Drilling Locations ................................................... 15
Figure 13: Threading Wiring through the Base Plate ............................................................................... 16
Figure 14: Base Plate Used as a Template to Mark Drilling Locations ................................................... 17
Figure 15: Top and Side Cable Entry Openings to Dome ....................................................................... 18
Figure 16: Replacing Camera Module onto Base Plate ........................................................................... 18
Figure 17: DNA Main Screen ................................................................................................................... 21
Figure 18: Context Menu .......................................................................................................................... 22
Figure 19: Windows Firewall Screen ....................................................................................................... 23
Figure 20: Discovered IP Devices ............................................................................................................ 23
Figure 21: DNA Assign IP – Use DHCP Dialog Box ................................................................................ 23
Figure 22: DNA Assign IP – Static IP Dialog Box .................................................................................... 24
Figure 23: Installing the ActiveX Control .................................................................................................. 25
Figure 24: Security Window ..................................................................................................................... 25
Figure 25: CM-3211/4221 Camera – Pan, Rotate and Tilt Angles .......................................................... 26
Figure 26: Quasar Browser-Based User Interface ................................................................................... 29
Figure 27: Home Page Function Buttons – for Varifocal Cameras .......................................................... 31
Figure 28: Home Page Function Buttons – for Cameras with Motorized Lens ........................................ 32
Figure 29: Home Page – Step Range Drop-Down Menu ........................................................................ 33
Figure 30: System Screen........................................................................................................................ 34
Figure 31: System Configuration – Security ............................................................................................ 36
Figure 32: Security Screen....................................................................................................................... 37
Figure 33: Editing Password and Privileges ............................................................................................ 38
Figure 34: Modifying Account Authority ................................................................................................... 38
Figure 35: HTTPS Screen ........................................................................................................................ 39
Figure 36: HTTPS Screen – Create Self-Signed Certificate .................................................................... 39
Figure 37: HTTPS Screen – Install Signed Certificate ............................................................................. 40
Figure 38: HTTPS Screen – Upload Signed Certificate ........................................................................... 40
Figure 39: Example of Self-Signed Certificate ......................................................................................... 41
Figure 40: Self-Signed Certificate – Details ............................................................................................. 41
Figure 41: IP Filter Screen ....................................................................................................................... 42
Figure 42: IEEE 802.1X/EAP-TLS Screen ............................................................................................... 43
Figure 43: Network Screen ...................................................................................................................... 45
Figure 44: QoS Screen ............................................................................................................................ 47
Figure 45: SNMP Settings Screen ........................................................................................................... 48
Figure 46: UPnP Screen .......................................................................................................................... 50
Figure 47: Direct Access to Camera with UPnP Enabled ........................................................................ 50
Figure 48: DDNS Screen ......................................................................................................................... 51
Figure 49: Mail Screen – SMTP ............................................................................................................... 52
Figure 50: FTP Screen ............................................................................................................................. 53
Figure 51: HTTP Screen .......................................................................................................................... 54
Figure 52: Application Screen .................................................................................................................. 55
Figure 53: Application – Record Stream to SD Card ............................................................................... 56
Figure 54: Application – Upload Image by FTP ....................................................................................... 57
Figure 55: Application – Upload Image by E-Mail .................................................................................... 57
Figure 56: Application – Send HTTP Notification .................................................................................... 58
Figure 57: Motion Detection Screen ........................................................................................................ 59
Figure 58: Motion Detection Screen – with Schedule Drop-Down Menu ................................................ 60
Figure 59: Network Failure Detection Screen .......................................................................................... 63
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Figure 60: Tampering Alarm Screen ........................................................................................................ 64
Figure 61: Storage Management Screen ................................................................................................. 67
Figure 62: Video File Recording List ........................................................................................................ 68
Figure 63: Selected File Window ............................................................................................................. 68
Figure 64: Recording Screen ................................................................................................................... 69
Figure 65: Schedule Screen..................................................................................................................... 70
Figure 66: File Location Screen ............................................................................................................... 71
Figure 67: System Log Screen ................................................................................................................ 72
Figure 68: User Information Screen ......................................................................................................... 73
Figure 69: User Information – Privileges Screen ..................................................................................... 73
Figure 70: Parameter List Screen ............................................................................................................ 74
Figure 71: Factory Default Screen ........................................................................................................... 75
Figure 72: Partial Restore Screen ............................................................................................................ 75
Figure 73: Software Version Screen ........................................................................................................ 76
Figure 74: Upgrade Screen ...................................................................................................................... 76
Figure 75: Software Upgrade – In Process .............................................................................................. 77
Figure 76: Maintenance Screen ............................................................................................................... 78
Figure 77: File Download Screen ............................................................................................................. 78
Figure 78: Video Format Screen .............................................................................................................. 80
Figure 79: Video Rotate Type Screen ...................................................................................................... 88
Figure 80: View-1 (Source) ...................................................................................................................... 89
Figure 81: View-2 Image Rotated Vertically (Reversed) .......................................................................... 89
Figure 82: Video Compression Screen .................................................................................................... 90
Figure 83: Video OCX Protocol Screen ................................................................................................... 91
Figure 84: Video Frame Rate Screen ...................................................................................................... 92
Figure 85: Mask Screen ........................................................................................................................... 93
Figure 86: Audio Screen .......................................................................................................................... 94
Figure 87: Camera Settings Screen ......................................................................................................... 95
Figure 88: Camera Settings Screen – Exposure ..................................................................................... 96
Figure 89: Camera Settings Screen – White Balance ............................................................................. 99
Figure 90: Camera Settings Screen – Picture Adjustment .................................................................... 100
Figure 91: Camera Settings Screen – Backlight .................................................................................... 101
Figure 92: Camera Settings Screen – Digital Zoom .............................................................................. 101
Figure 93: Camera Settings Screen – IR Function ................................................................................ 103
Figure 94: Camera Settings Screen – WDR Function ........................................................................... 103
Figure 95: Camera Settings Screen – Noise Reduction ........................................................................ 104
Figure 96: Camera Settings Screen – TV System ................................................................................. 105
Figure 97: Login Message...................................................................................................................... 106
Figure 98: Login Window ....................................................................................................................... 106
Figure 99: Device Search Application .................................................................................................... 111
Figure 100: Windows Security Alert ....................................................................................................... 113
Figure 101: Device Search Application – Select Browse ....................................................................... 114
Figure 102: Device Search Application – Select Install ActiveX Control ............................................... 114
Figure 103: Security Warning Window ................................................................................................... 114
Figure 104: Command Bar Toolbar – Select Internet Options............................................................... 116
Figure 105: Internet Options Screen ...................................................................................................... 116
Figure 106: Command Bar Toolbar – Internet Options .......................................................................... 117
Figure 107: Schedule Screen ................................................................................................................ 117
Figure 108: Spring Clamp Terminal Block ............................................................................................. 122
Figure 109: Connecting a Wire to a Terminal Block .............................................................................. 122
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Revision History
Version
Date
Author
Comments
A
October 2013
Jonathan Herman
Alan Singer
First release. Combined CM-3211 and CM-4221
UIGs into one document. Adding instructions
to set a schedule for motion detection,
network failure detection, and for the
tampering alarm. Added section 7.4.1.8 (GOV
Settings). Added Gain Control to Manual Mode
in section 7.5.1 (Exposure). General editing.
B
Nov. 27, 2013
Alan Singer
Updated look and feel.
C
June 19, 2014
Alan Singer
Updated look and feel. Added Revision History.
Updated images in section 6.
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1 Document Information
Document Scope and Purpose
The purpose of this document is to provide instructions and installation procedures for physically
connecting the Quasar camera. After completing the physical installation, additional setup and
configurations may be required before video analysis and detection can commence.
Note:
This document is intended for use by technical users who have a basic understanding of
CCTV camera/video equipment and LAN/WAN network connections.
Warning:
Installation must follow safety, standards, and electrical codes as well as the laws that
apply where the units are being installed.
Proprietary Rights and Non-Disclosure
This manual is delivered subject to the following restrictions and conditions:

This document contains proprietary information belonging to DVTEL, Inc. This information is
supplied solely for the purpose of assisting explicitly the licensee of the DVTEL units.

No part of this document contents may be used for any other purpose, disclosed to any third
party or reproduced by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the express prior
written permission of DVTEL, Inc.
Trademarks and Copyrights
This manual and its contents herein are owned by DVTEL, Inc. All rights reserved.
DVTEL, the DVTEL logo, Quasar CM-3211/4221 are trademarks of DVTEL, Inc.
Products and trademarks mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be
registered trademarks of their respective companies.
DVTEL, Inc. makes no representations whatsoever about any other products or trademarks
mentioned in the manual.
© DVTEL, Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.
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Disclaimer
Users of DVTEL products accept full responsibility for ensuring the suitability and considering the
role of the product detection capabilities and their limitation as they apply to their unique site
requirements.
DVTEL, Inc. and its agents make no guarantees or warranties to the suitability for the users’ intended
use. DVTEL, Inc. accepts no responsibility for improper use or incomplete security and safety
measures.
Failure in part or in whole of the installer, owner, or user in any way to follow the prescribed
procedures or to heed WARNINGS and CAUTIONS shall absolve DVTEL, Inc. and its agents from any
resulting liability.
Specifications and information in this guide are subject to change without notice.
Document Conventions
WARNING and CAUTION notes are distributed throughout this document, whenever applicable, to
alert you of potentially hazardous situations. These may be hazards associated with a task or a
procedure you are carrying out or are about to carry out.
The following document conventions are used throughout this manual:
A Warning is a precautionary message that indicates a procedure or condition where
there are potential hazards of personal injury or death.
A Caution is a precautionary message that indicates a procedure or condition where
there are potential hazards of permanent damage to the equipment and or loss of data.
A Note is useful information to prevent problems, help with successful installation, or to
provide additional understanding of the products and installation.
A Tip is information and best practices that are useful or provide some benefit for
installation and use of DVTEL products.
General Cautions and Warnings
This section contains information that indicates a procedure or condition where there are potential
hazards. These may be hazards associated with a task or procedure a user is carrying out or about to
carry out. WARNINGS and CAUTIONS are distributed throughout this document, whenever
applicable, to alert the user of potentially hazardous situations.
SAVE ALL SAFETY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.
Although the unit is designed and manufactured in compliance with all applicable safety standards,
certain hazards are present during the installation of this equipment.
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To help ensure safety and to help reduce risk of injury or damage, observe the following:
Warning:
1. The camera covers is an essential part of the product. Do not open or remove it.
2. Never operate the camera without the cover in place. Operating the camera
without the cover poses a risk of fire and shock hazards.
3. Do not disassemble the camera or remove screws. There are no user serviceable
parts inside the unit.
4. Only qualified trained personnel should service and repair this equipment.
5. Observe local codes and laws and ensure that installation and operation are in
accordance with fire, security and safety standards.
Electrical Safety Notice and Warnings
Warning:
1. Read the installation instructions before you connect the unit to a power source.
2. Electrical safety should always be observed. All electrical connections must be
performed by a certified electrician.
3. Use the supplied power supply and protect against static electricity, ground
faults and power surges.
4. The unit uses a three-wire power cord to make sure that the product is properly
grounded when in use. This is a safety feature. If the intended power outlet does
not support three prongs, one of which is a ground, contact an electrician to
install the appropriate outlet. NEVER remove or otherwise attempt to bypass the
ground pin of the power cord. Do not operate the unit in the absence of a
suitably installed ground conductor.
5. If you use an extension cord with this system, make sure that the total ampere
rating on the products plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the
extension cord ampere rating.
6. To avoid possible shock hazards or damaging the unit, assure that the positive
and negative of the power leads are properly connected to the terminal block
connector before plugging it into the unit or turning on the power source.
7. In the following situations, the electric power should be turned off immediately
and appropriate repairs, replacements or remedies should be taken if:

The power line is damaged, frayed or shows heavy wear.

The unit has been physically crushed or deformed.

The unit has been exposed to water.

The unit has been exposed to, or shows signs of damage from, fire, intense
heat, heavy smoke, fumes, or vapors.

Electrical connections of the unit become abnormally hot or generate
smoke.

The unit has been dropped, damaged or shows signs of loose internal parts.

The unit does not operate properly.
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Caution:
To avoid damage from overheating or unit failure, assure that there is sufficient
temperature regulation to support the unit’s requirements (cooling/heating). Operating
temperature should be kept in the range 0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F), with no more than
90% non-condensing humidity.
Minimizing EMI and RFI
When wires run for a significant distance in an electromagnetic field, electromagnetic interference
(EMI) can occur. Strong EMI (e.g. lightning or radio transmitters) can destroy the units and can pose
an electrical hazard by conducting power through lines and into the system. Poor quality or worn
wiring can result in radio frequency interference (RFI). To minimize the effects of EMI and RFI,
consult your reseller.
Site Preparation
There are several requirements that should be properly addressed prior to installation at the site.
The following specifications are requirements for proper installation and operation of the unit:

Ambient Environment Conditions: Avoid positioning the unit near heaters or
heating system outputs. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Use proper
maintenance to ensure that the unit is free from dust, dirt, smoke, particles,
chemicals, smoke, water or water condensation, and exposure to EMI.

Accessibility: The location used should allow easy access to unit connections and
cables.

Safety: Cables and electrical cords should be routed in a manner that prevents
safety hazards, such as from tripping, wire fraying, overheating, etc. Ensure that
nothing rests on the unit’s cables or power cords.

Ample Air Circulation: Leave enough space around the unit to allow free air
circulation.

Cabling Considerations: Units should be placed in locations that are optimal for
the type of video cabling used between the unit and the cameras and external
devices. Using a cable longer than the manufacturer’s specifications for optimal
video signal may result in degradation of color and video parameters.

Physical Security: The unit provides threat detection for physical security systems.
In order to ensure that the unit cannot be disabled or tampered with, the system
should be installed with security measures regarding physical access by trusted
and un-trusted parties.

Network Security: The unit transmits over IP to security personnel for video
surveillance. Proper network security measures should be in place to assure
networks remain operating and free from malicious interference. The unit is
intended for installation on the backbone of a trusted network.

Electrostatic Safeguards: The unit as well as other equipment connected to it
(relay outputs, alarm inputs, racks, carpeting, etc.) shall be properly grounded to
prevent electrostatic discharge.
The physical installation of the unit is the first phase of making the unit operational in a security
plan. The goal is to physically place the unit, connect it to other devices in the system, and to
establish network connectivity.
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2 Overview
The Quasar CM-3211 Series IP Mini-Dome Camera provides real-time, 720p, H.264 multi-streaming
with the highest quality image. Its compact, sophisticated mechanical design and snap-in camera
chassis facilitate easy installation. The CM-3211 series includes the following models (collectively
referred to as CM-3211-xx):

CM-3211-00 Indoor Camera with varifocal lens

CM-3211-01 Outdoor Camera with varifocal lens

CM-3211-10 Indoor Camera with motorized lens

CM-3211-10-I Indoor Camera with motorized lens and infrared IR illuminator

CM-3211-11 Outdoor Camera with motorized lens

CM-3211-11-I Outdoor Camera with motorized lens and infrared IR illuminator
The Quasar CM-4221 Series IP Mini-Dome Camera provides real-time, 1080p, H.264 multi-streaming
with the highest quality image. Its compact, sophisticated mechanical design and snap-in camera
chassis facilitate easy installation. The CM-4221 series includes the following models (collectively
referred to as CM-4221-xx):

CM-4221-00 Indoor Camera with varifocal lens

CM-4221-01 Outdoor Camera with varifocal lens

CM-4221-10 Indoor Camera with motorized lens

CM-4221-10-I Indoor Camera with motorized lens and infrared IR illuminator

CM-4221-11 Outdoor Camera with motorized lens

CM-4221-11-I Outdoor Camera with motorized lens and infrared IR illuminator
Caution:
If you are using DVTEL Latitude, we recommend that you configure the camera’s
settings via the AdminCenter. This is because the camera’s web-based interface
might be overwritten by Latitude settings. Refer to the Latitude online help for
information regarding configuring camera settings.
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2.1 Features
Following are key features of the CM-3211/4221 series cameras:

H.264 and MJPEG

HTTP streaming MJPEG
compression

Progressive scan CMOS
sensor

Edge motion detection

Motion detection with
region of interest
masking

Historical motion-detection
levels detected/recorded
at frame levels.

Detection event driven alarms

Alarm input driven
events

Relay output actions on
alarm

Built-in web application/web
server

FTP upload (up to two
locations)

Upload alarm images to
FTP

Dual HTTP notification server
support (up to two servers)

Send images on alarm to
e-mail

E-Mail SMTP alarm
notification (up to two emails)

MicroSD/SDHC recording
support

Record snapshots to SD
card on alarm

Sequential snapshot
numbering

SNMP v1/v2/v3 and SNMP
traps

Security IP restricted
access allow/deny list

UPnP support

Electronic day/night (ICR)

Analog video output

BNC analog output

Privacy masks

WDR and ATW

3DNR image noise
reduction

ONVIF support

RTSP support

Supports PoE
/12VDC/24VAC

Multiple users

Group permissions

Per-user permissions

Tampering detection and
notification

Two encoder streams
available

Low-lux mode and
backlight compensation

Vandal-proof IP66 enclosure
(CM-3211/4221-01/11/11-I)

Motorized lens
(CM-3211/422110/11/11-I)

Infrared LED illuminator
(CM-3211/4221-10-I/11-I)
Note:
MJPEG is not supported by Latitude.
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2.2 Package Contents
Before proceeding, please check that the box contains the items listed here. If any item is missing or
has defects, do not install or operate the product and contact your dealer for assistance.
(Torx wrench)
Rubber washers (×6)
Mini-Dome camera
CD
Self-tapping screws (×4)
(See Note below)
Plastic screw anchors
(×4)
(Bundled software and
documentation)
Quick-start guide
Figure 1: Package Contents
Note:
The self-tapping screws are mainly for softer substrate/material installation such as
wood. For other installation materials such as cement ceilings, it is necessary to pre-drill
and use plastic anchors before fastening the supplied self-tapping screws into the wall.
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2.3 Typical CM-3211/4221 Series Camera
The figure below shows a typical CM-3211/4221 series camera.
Figure 2: Typical CM-3211/4221-xx Camera with Motorized Lens
Table 1: CM-3211/4221 Camera Control Descriptions
Item
Designation
Description
1
2
Lens
Focus fixing knob
3
Zoom fixing knob
4
Tilt fixed screw
5
Input/output
connections
Reset button
Camera lens
To set the focus, loosen and tighten by hand the adjustment
knob until the optimum focus is obtained
To set the zoom, loosen and tighten by hand the adjustment
knob until the optimum zoom is obtained
To set the tilt, loosen the screw, adjust the tilt angle and
tighten screw
Refer to Figure 6
6
4
Restores the default setting
Introduction to the CM-3211/4221 Series IP Mini-Dome Camera
3 Introduction to the CM-3211/4221 Series IP Mini-Dome Camera
This chapter provides the camera dimensions for reference before installation. Each connector
located inside the camera’s housing is also identified. See Figure 6 and Table 2.
Related Links

CM-3211/4221-00 Indoor Camera Dimensions

CM-3211/4221-01 Outdoor Camera Dimensions

CM-3211/4221-10/10-I/11/11-I Motorized Camera Dimensions

Camera Connections

Technical Specifications
3.1 CM-3211/4221 Indoor Camera Dimensions
The CM-3211/4221-00 IP Indoor Varifocal Mini-Dome Camera’s dimensions are shown below.
Figure 3: CM-3211/4221-00 Varifocal Indoor Camera Dimensions
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3.2 CM-3211/4221-01 Outdoor Camera Dimensions
The CM-3211/4221-01 Varifocal IP Outdoor Mini-Dome Camera dimensions are shown below.
Figure 4: CM-3211/4221-01 Varifocal Outdoor Camera Dimensions
3.3 CM-3211/4221-10/10-I/11/11-I Motorized Camera Dimensions
The CM-3211/4221-10, CM-3211/4221-10-I, CM-3211/4221-11, and CM-3211/4221-11-I Indoor and
Outdoor Motorized IP Mini-Dome Camera dimensions are shown below.
Figure 5: CM-3211/4221-10 Motorized Indoor Camera Dimensions
Related Link
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Introduction to the CM-3211/4221 Series IP Mini-Dome Camera
3.4 Camera Connections
Figure 6 shows the various connectors and Reset button contained within the housing of the
CM-3211/4221-xx camera. The connectors, pin numbers and signal definitions related to each pin
are listed in Table 2.
Figure 6: CM-3211/4221 Camera Input/Output Connections
Table 2: CM-3211/4221 Camera Connector Designations
Connector
Pin No.
Definition
BNC
N/A
Analog Video Output
Alarm I/O
1
2
3
4
GND (Input-)
Input+
Output-
Output+
Output (L)
Output (R)
GND
Input
Power
Reserved
GND
Power-1
Earth GND
Power-2
10/100 Mbps Ethernet/PoE
Audio I/O
12VDC
Power
24VAC
RJ45
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
1
2
3
N/A
Remarks
Alarm connection
Two-way audio
transmission
Power connection
Table 3: CM-3211/4221 Camera Reset
Switch
Pin No.
Definition
Reset Button
N/A
Restores to factory default
Remarks
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4 System Requirements
To access the camera via a web browser, ensure that your PC has the proper network connection
and meets system requirements as described below.
Table 4: System Requirements
Item
Minimum System Requirement
Personal Computer
Intel® Pentium® M, 2.16 GHz or Intel® CoreTM2 Duo2.0 GHz
2GB RAM or more
Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, or 9
10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX (100 Mbps) operation
ActiveX control plug-in for Microsoft IE
Operating System
Web Browser
Network Card
Viewer
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5 Installation
Follow the instructions below for indoor and outdoor installation of the Quasar CM-3211/4221
series camera.
Related Links

Indoor Installation

Outdoor Installation

Power and Ethernet
Cable Connection

Initial Camera Configuration

Removing the Base Plate

Mounting Instructions
5.1 Indoor Installation
Read the instructions provided in this chapter thoroughly before installing the CM-3211/4221-00,
CM-3211/4221-10, or CM-3211/4221-10-I. Following are additional considerations for indoor
installation:

There must be a fuse or circuit breaker at the starting point of the electrical wiring
infrastructure.

For indoor installations, such as industrial applications, the camera must be protected from
hostile external elements (e.g. corrosive environment, metallic dust, extreme temperatures,
soot, moisture, over spray, etc.).

Do not place the camera on or near radiators and heat sources.

All electrical work must be performed in accordance with local regulatory requirements.
5.2 Outdoor Installation
Read the instructions provided in this chapter thoroughly before installing the CM-3211/4221-01,
CM-3211/4221-11, or CM-3211/4221-11-I camera. Following are additional considerations for
outdoor installation:

For outside wiring installation, always use weatherproof equipment, such as boxes,
receptacles, connectors, etc.

For electrical wiring, use the properly rated sheathed cables for conditions to which the
cable will be exposed (for example, moisture, heat, UV, physical requirements, etc.).

Plan ahead to determine where to install infrastructure weatherproof equipment. Whenever
possible, ground components to an outdoor ground.

Use best security practices to design and maintain secured camera access, communications
infrastructure, tamper-proof outdoor boxes, etc.

All electrical work must be performed in accordance with local regulatory requirements.
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5.3 Power and Ethernet Cable Connection
Power Connection
Make sure the camera’s power cable is properly connected. Refer to Camera Connections. If using
Power over Ethernet (PoE), make sure Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) is available on the
connected network. All electrical work must be performed in accordance with local regulatory
requirements.
5.4 Initial Camera Configuration
To perform the initial camera configuration:
1. Unpack the camera. Rotate and remove the protective cover.
2. Remove the PE cloth sheet and lens cap. Attach the dome cover to the body.
3. Connect one end of the Cat 5 Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of the camera and the RJ45
connector at other end to the Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) device, such as a switch.
4. Verify that the RJ45 connector LEDs illuminate green (indicating a stable network connection)
and flashing yellow (to indicate network activity).
5. Do one of the following:

Copy and run the dna.exe (see note below) from the included CD.
Note:
DNA is an enhanced software alternative to Device Search. Either of these programs
may be used. They are supplied on the included CD.
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From the Latitude Sidebar, run the Unified Configurator by selecting Applications > Device
Configuration Tool and then, on the Unified Configurator screen, click DVTEL HD Series.
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6. Mark the unit requiring IP assignment.
Figure 7: Discovered IP Devices
7. Right-click on the mouse and select the assigned IP or press the Assign IP button to open the
DNA Assign IP screen.
8. In the dialog box that is displayed, enter values for the IP Address, Gateway and Netmask.
9. Click Update and wait for
OK status to be displayed.
Figure 8: Network Setup Dialog Box
10. Disconnect the Ethernet cable. The camera is ready for deployment (mounting) in a site
installation.
Note:
The camera can be connected to a PC for bench installation via an Ethernet crosscable.
Note:
The camera default IP Address and the subnet mask IP Address are automatically
supplied by the DHCP server.
Tip:
A camera setup adapter, such as Veracity Pinpoint, can be used to connect a laptop
directly to the camera when using PoE.
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5.5 Removing the Base Plate
To remove the base plate:
1. If you have not already removed the Mini-Dome cover, unscrew and remove it using the
star-bit tool supplied with the camera.
2. Press the sides of the inner cover inward and remove the cover. See Figure 9.
Figure 9: Inner Cover Removal
3. Unscrew the module-fastening screw.
Figure 10: Releasing the Module
Caution:
The CM-3211/4221-x0 is an indoor camera and should be kept in a clean and dry
indoor environment. Operating temperature should be maintained within a range
of 10° to 50°C (-14° to 122°F). Operating humidity is 10% to 90% (non-condensing).
The camera should be kept dry, free from water condensation, dust, dirt, and
smoke.
4. Press in the camera module flanges to unsnap the camera module from the base plate.
Figure 11: Removing the Camera Module from the Base Plate
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5.6 Mounting Instructions
The following are mounting instructions for the CM-3211/4221 series cameras.

CM-3211/4221-10-I and CM-3211/4221-11-I Mounting Tips

Mounting the CM-3211/4221-00/10/10-I Indoor Camera

Mounting the CM-3211/4221-01/11/11-I Outdoor Camera
5.6.1 CM-3211/4221-10-I and CM-3211/4221-11-I Mounting Tips
To eliminate IR reflection:
1. Clean the bubble from dirt and finger prints.
2. Make sure the bubble has no scratches.
3. Fasten the screw that secures the snap-in chassis in order to have the rubber sealed against
the bubble.
4. Avoid aiming the IR where there are nearby objects closer than the scene of interest which
might reflect back into the lens.
5.6.2 Mounting the CM-3211/4221-00/10/10-I Indoor Camera
1. Do one of the following:

For drilled wall or ceiling mounting:
a) Use the base plate as a template, mark with a pointed pencil, the mounting surface
through the plate holes where the four screw holes will need to be drilled
(see Figure 12).
Caution:
Before marking and drilling the holes, ensure that the base plate alignment is
oriented correctly so that the required camera field of view can be achieved when
the system is assembled.
Figure 12: Base Plate Used as a Template to Mark Drilling Locations
b) In the marked locations, drill each hole using a drill-bit of a slightly smaller diameter
than the supplied screw anchors (molly-plug anchor). You want to achieve a snug
insertion so that the plug expansion holds firm after the screws are screwed in.
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c) Fully insert the supplied anchors into drilled holes. You may need to tap them flush
with the wall using a hammer.
• For installing on a 4S recessed electrical box:
a) Have a qualified installer (check your local electrical codes) rough-in the 4S recessed
electrical box and run the wires and power (if not PoE) through the wall/conduits to
the box location.
b) Ensure that the box is sufficiently sturdy (attach to the wall stud, ceiling joist, or
reinforced surface as needed) to securely hold the weight of the camera.
• For bracket, pole and pendant installations, follow the hanging device installation
instructions.
2. If running the cables through the back, thread the power and Ethernet cables and any other
wires (such as a relay output, alarm input, audio in, or audio out) through the back wire
entry. If you are not wiring from within the wall, you can run the wires through the slot on
the side of the Mini-Dome. Punch out the half circle slot and run the wires through this slot.
Tip:
Even if you are not using alarm inputs and audio input/output at the time of
installation, you may want to consider pre-wiring these connections for future use.
Note:
The power cable is not required if using PoE.
Figure 13: Threading Wiring through the Base Plate
3. Thread the wires through the base plate and screw it to the predrilled wall, ceiling,
CM Series Mini-Dome Recessed Mount, CM Series Mini-Dome Corner Mount, or 4S electrical
box. Check that the installation is not flimsy, will not wobble, and is flush with the mounting
surface.
Tip:
Use shims for shoring up mounts on uneven surfaces.
4. Snap the camera module back on the base plate with the wiring threaded through the gap at
the module base and then screw in the module-fastening screw.
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5. Plug the Cat 5 cable into the camera’s Ethernet port and, if needed, plug the power terminal
block into the power terminals.
6. If applicable, wire the Alarm In, Alarm Out, Audio In, and Audio Out terminal blocks to
external devices. See Figure 6: CM-3211/4221 Camera Input/Output Connections.
7. If needed, connect the other end of the Cat 5 cable to the network and turn on the power
from the power supply.
Note:
Do not reassemble the camera’s inner cover and Mini-Dome cover until after
hardware configurations and lens adjustments are made.
5.6.3 Mounting the CM-3211/4221-01/11/11-I Outdoor Camera
1. Do one of the following:

For drilled wall or ceiling mounting:
a) Use a pointed pencil and the base plate as a template to mark the mounting surface
through the plate holes where the four screw holes will need to be drilled.
Caution:
Before marking and drilling the holes, ensure that the base plate alignment is
oriented correctly so that the required camera field of view can be achieved when
the system is assembled.
Figure 14: Base Plate Used as a Template to Mark Drilling Locations
b) In the marked locations, drill each hole using a drill-bit of a slightly smaller diameter
than the supplied screw anchors (molly-plug anchor). You want to achieve a snug
insertion so that the plug expansion holds firm after the screws are screwed in.
c) Fully insert the supplied anchors into drilled holes. You may need to tap them flush
with the wall using a finishing hammer.
• For installing on a 4S recessed electrical box:
a) Have a qualified installer (check your local electrical codes) rough-in the 4S recessed
electrical box and run the wires and power (if not PoE) through the wall/conduits to
the box location.
b) Ensure that the box is sufficiently sturdy (attach to the wall stud, ceiling joist, or
reinforced surface as needed) to securely hold the weight of the camera.
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• For bracket, pole and pendant installations:
a) Thread the power and Ethernet cables and any other wires (such as a relay output,
alarm input, audio in, or audio out) through the wire entry.
b) If you are not wiring from within the wall, you can run the wires through the cable
entry hole on the side of the dome.
c) If necessary, you may need to unscrew the disk from the cable entry hole and screw
it into the alternate unused conduit cable entry hole in order to seal it.
Figure 15: Top and Side Cable Entry Openings to Dome
Tip:
Even if you are not using alarm inputs and audio input/output at the time of
installation, you may want to consider pre-wiring these connections for future use.
Note:
The power cable is not required if using PoE.
3. Thread the wires through the base plate and screw it to the predrilled wall, ceiling,
CM Series Mini-Dome Recessed Mount, CM Series Mini Mini-Dome Corner Mount, or 4S
electrical box. Check that the installation is not flimsy, will not wobble, and is flush with the
mounting surface.
Tip:
Use shims for shoring up mounts on uneven surfaces.
4. Snap the camera module back on the base plate with the wiring threaded through the gap at
the module base and then screw in the module-fastening screw.
Figure 16: Replacing Camera Module onto Base Plate
5. Plug the Cat 5 cable into the camera Ethernet port and, if needed, plug the power terminal
block into the power terminals.
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6. If applicable, wire the Alarm In, Alarm Out, Audio In, and Audio-Out terminal blocks to
external devices. See Figure 6: CM-3211/4221 Camera Input/Output Connections.
7. If needed, connect the other end of the Cat 5 cable to the network and turn on the power
from the power supply.
Note:
Do not reassemble the camera’s inner cover and Mini-Dome cover until after
hardware configurations and lens adjustments are made.
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6 Using the DNA Utility to Search and Access the Camera
6.1 Introduction
The DVTEL Network Assistant (DNA) is a user-friendly utility that is designed to easily discover and
configure DVTEL edge devices on a network.
The DNA tool has a simple user interface and does not require any installation. The software is
provided as a single, standalone executable. It runs on any PC.
DNA provides a central location for listing all the DVTEL CM, CF and CP camera models accessible
over the network. Once listed, each camera can be right-clicked to access and change the network
settings.
If the network settings are changed for some reason, a new search will relist the units. The units may
then be configured via the web interface.
If DVTEL Latitude is being used, configure the unit with a static IP address rather than with DHCP.
This ensures that the IP address will not automatically change in the future and interfere with
configurations and communication.
The camera must be made accessible for the network’s addressing.
Note:
DNA is an enhanced software alternative to Device Search. Either of these programs may
be used.
To install DVTEL Web Player (DCViewer) software online:
Upon initial connection to the camera, a prompt to install the DVTEL Web Player (DCViewer)
appears. If the web browser does not allow DVTEL Web Player to install, check the Internet security
settings or ActiveX controls and plug-in settings to continue the process. See Appendix A.3 Internet
Security Settings.
Caution:
Users who have previously installed the DVTEL Web Player (DCViewer) on the PC should
delete the existing DCViewer from the PC before accessing the camera. For information
on how to uninstall and clear Temporary Internet Files, see Appendix A5: Deleting the
Existing DCViewer.
6.2
Quick Start
To start using the DNA application:
1. Install and run the DNA application on a computer connected to the network. The
software is an .exe file supplied in a zip file together with an Online Help file (.chm).
2. Extract both files from the zip file, and place them together in a new directory. Both files
should have the same name, but different extensions (.exe and .chm).
3. Upon launching the tool, DNA automatically discovers all devices on the network. The
initial launch creates a default .ini file (dna.ini).
4. In the event that there are devices that are not authenticated, click Login and enter login
credentials for the devices.
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5. If there are devices located on a separate VLAN, the devices must be added manually.
Click Add Device Manually from the Operational Toolbar and add the devices.
6.3 Main Screen
The DNA main screen contains four sections, as seen in the following figure:
Figure 17: DNA Main Screen
6.4 Navigation Bar
The callouts on the screen are explained below:
1. Navigation Bar: Located at the top of the screen. Includes tabs and dropdown menus to
perform actions.
2. Operational Toolbar: Located below the Navigation Bar. Used to refresh discovered
units, filter connected devices for easy operation, and to add a device manually.
3. Discover List: Occupies the center of the screen. Displays a list of discovered devices
with partial device information.
4. Status Bar: Located at the bottom of the screen. Displays current device status, including
scanning time, status, and the number of discovered units.
The Navigation Bar contains tabs for all the actions needed to configure and manage attached
devices. If no devices have been discovered, all the tabs are gray (disabled).
After a device has been discovered, the tabs for functions which it supports are enabled and colored,
as seen in the following Figure:
To define the device on which to perform an action, the user must select the device from the
Discover List. The user can select more than one device, in which case the action will be done on all
selected devices.
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6.5 Context Menu
All functions on the Navigation Bar are also accessible from the context menu, which is available
when right-clicking on a device within the Discover List, as seen in the following figure:
Figure 18: Context Menu
Assign IP Tab
The Assign IP tab
or context menu option is used to automatically assign the IP address of the
selected device(s). This function can be used for automatic batch network configuration.
The Assign IP tab or context menu option is used to automatically assign the IP address of the
selected device(s). This function can be used for automatic batch network configuration. The Assign
IP tab or context menu option is grayed if a device has not been selected.
Selecting this tab or option opens the Assign IP window, which displays a list of devices which need
to be updated, as shown in the illustration below. The Assign IP window is divided into two areas
See section 6.6 for more details.
6.6 Configuring Communication Settings on the Quasar Camera
1. Connect the camera to the network on the same VLAN/LAN as the workstation.
2. If the network supports the default, open DNA utility by running dna.exe which can be
found in the DNA Utility folder in the supplied CD.
Note:
DNA is an alternative software to Device Search. Either of these programs may be used.
3. In the DNA application, click the DNA button.
4. If the Windows Firewall is enabled, a security alert window pops up.
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5. To continue, click Allow Access. Latitude users should consult the Latitude Installation
Instructions on disabling the Windows Firewall.
Figure 19: Windows Firewall Screen
6. Click Assign IP. All the discovered IP devices will be listed in the page, as shown in the figure
below. The camera’s default IP Address is automatically supplied by the DHCP server.
Figure 20: Discovered IP Devices
7. Right-click the camera whose network property is to be changed. From the menu that
opens, select Network Setup. The Network Setup dialog is displayed.
Figure 21: DNA Assign IP – Use DHCP Dialog Box
Tip:
Record the camera’s MAC address for future reference.
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8. To access DNA, do one of the following:
a) For DHCP (not supported by Latitude):
i.
Select Use DHCP. Do not use for Latitude.
ii.
Click Update and wait for status.
b) For Static IP (recommended for Latitude users):
Figure 22: DNA Assign IP – Static IP Dialog Box
i.
Do not select the Use DHCP checkbox. This is recommended for security
purposes and for and Latitude users. In the IP Address, Gateway, and Netmask,
enter the respective LAN/VLAN (optional DNS) values.
ii.
Click Update and wait for
OK status to be displayed.
9. Right-click and select Browse to directly access the camera via a web browser. The default
web browser opens and requests access to the camera IP address.
10. When the web browser contacts the camera IP, do the following:
a) Login using the default user name Admin and password 1234.
Note:
ID and password are case-sensitive.
Note:
It is strongly advised that administrator’s password be altered for security reasons.
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b) If the Information Bar (just below the URL bar) prompts for permission to install
the ActiveX Control for displaying video in the browser (see the figure below), rightclick on the Information Bar. Select Install ActiveX Control to allow the installation.
Figure 23: Installing the ActiveX Control
If a security warning window prompt appears, click Install.
Figure 24: Security Window
11. If the wizard appears for installing the component application DCViewer, follow the
instructions to complete the installation.
Note:
If the password is changed and DVTEL Latitude AdminCenter Discovery feature is in
use, deselect all other proprietary types. Select DVTEL HD Series so that the new
password can be configured in the Discovery tab settings.
Additionally, users can change the camera’s network property (either DHCP or Static IP) directly in
the device finding list. Refer to the following section for changing the camera’s network property.
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6.7 Adjusting and Framing-Up the Camera View
After the camera is connected to the network and running, it is necessary to frame-up the scene and
adjust the camera settings to optimize the picture for the individual scenes. If Latitude is being used,
consider scheduling different settings for changing ambient conditions throughout the day, week,
month or seasons.
To adjust and frame-up the camera view:
1. In the DNA application, click DNA.
2. In the results, click to select the camera.
3. Right-click to open the shortcut menu, and select Browse, or enter the camera’s IP address
in your Internet browser’s URL address bar.
4. When the Internet browser connects to the camera and prompts for login, do the following:
a) Log in using the default user name Admin and password 1234. If the password has
previously been changed, use the new password.
b) Allow the ActiveX to download and choose to install the DVTEL Web Player
(DCViewer).
5. On the camera, loosen the screw on the tensioning collar of the camera tilt axis.
6. On the camera, adjust the rotation, pan and tilt angles as required for the desired view of
the scene. When finished, retighten the tilt-arm tension screw.
Figure 25: CM-3211/4221 Camera – Pan, Rotate and Tilt Angles
Caution:
To prevent camera damage, do not over extend the tilt range beyond -10° to 90°.
Tip:
To view greater image detail for more accurate high-definition focusing, on the
Web Base Viewer home page, click Full Screen and check the focus.
Note:
Best focusing results can be achieved when the lens iris is fully open (such as at
night in low light). This prevents loss of sharpness if light levels are reduced at night.
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7. To achieve optimum focus results during daytime, go to the Camera > Exposure screen in the
Web Base Viewer and, from the Exposure Setting menu, select Auto-shutter mode. Save
changes and complete the focusing steps. When finished, restore your exposure settings as
needed.
8. Adjust the zoom ring and focus ring for your scene.
9. Replace the camera’s inner cover.
10. Replace the Mini-Dome cover and tighten the screw.
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7 Configuration and Operation
The Quasar CM series camera is provided with a browser-based configuration interface for video
playback and recording. In this chapter, information about main page introduction, system related
settings and camera settings are described in detail.
Additionally, if DVTEL’s Latitude VMS is used, many of the configurations and features of DVTEL’s
VMS provide configuration and automation of the camera.
This section includes the following information:

Browser-Based Viewer Introduction

Home Page

System-Related Settings

Video and Audio Streaming Settings

Camera-Related Settings

Logout
7.1 Browser-Based Viewer Introduction
The figure below shows the Quasar camera’s browser-based user interface.
Figure 26: Quasar Browser-Based User Interface
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At the top of the Viewer Window is the Navigation Bar, which contains five main tabs:
Home, System, Streaming, Camera, and Logout.
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Home Page
Users can monitor live video of the targeted area, adjust the display size including use
of the digital zoom feature, activate or de-activate the speaker (audio function), take
snapshots of the view area, stop/start video streaming, and record video in a
designated storage place. Further details are discussed in Home Page.
o
System Settings
The administrator can set host name, system time, root password, network related
settings, etc. Further details are discussed in System-Related Settings.
o
Streaming Settings
The administrator can modify video resolution and picture rotation and select audio
compression mode on this page. Further details are discussed in Video and Audio
Streaming Settings.
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Camera Settings
The administrator can adjust many of the camera settings on this page, such as
Exposure, White Balance, Picture, Backlight, Digital Zoom, IR Function, WDR Function,
Noise Reduction, and TV System. Further details are discussed in Camera-Related
Settings.
Note:
The IR Function is only available on the CM-3211/4221-10-I and CM3211/4221-11-I cameras.
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Logout
Click on the tab to re-login the camera with another username and password. See
Logout.
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Callouts

In the top right-hand corner of the Viewer window, the Camera Model
Number is displayed.

Below the camera model number is the Language Bar. Supported languages
include English, German, French, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese, Russian, and Korean.

In the center of the Viewer window is the Live View pane, which displays the
image that the camera is monitoring.

On the right side of the black bar at the top of the Live View pane is the Time
Display.

Under the Live View pane is the Video Format selection, enabling H.264-1 or
H.264-2 to be selected.

Below the Video Format selection are the Function buttons, which are
discussed in the following section.

Under the Function buttons are the Video Compression details, including bit
rate, compression, and quality.

In the bottom right-hand corner of the Viewer window, the Firmware Version
of the camera is displayed.
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7.2 Home Page
The CM-3211/4221 series includes two types of cameras. One type features a variable focus
(varifocal) lens. The second type features a motorized lens. Each type has its own specific home
page.
7.2.1 CM-3211/4221-00/01 Varifocal Camera Home Page
All models in the CM-3211/4221-xx series include the following function buttons located on the
Home page shown below.
Figure 27: Home Page Function Buttons – for Varifocal Cameras
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Display Size Adjustment (x1/x½)
The image display size can be adjusted to full-size or half-size.
o
Full Screen Mode (with Digital Zoom Control)
Click this button to view the monitored image in full screen mode. Use the mouse to
control zoom effects in Full Screen mode: scroll the mouse wheel (for zoom in/out),
and drag the mouse into any direction. Double-click on the screen to exit Full Screen
mode and return to the Home page.
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Talk
The Talk button allows the local site to talk to the remote site. Click the button to
switch it on/off. This function is available only to a user who has been granted this
privilege by the Administrator. Refer to User in the Security section for further details.
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Speaker
Press the Speaker button to mute/activate the audio. This function is available only to
a user who has been granted this privilege by the Administrator. Refer to User in the
Security section for further details.
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Snapshot
Press this button to automatically save the JPEG snapshots in the specified location.
The default location to save snapshots is: C:\.To change the storage location, refer to
File Location.
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Video Streaming Stop/Restart
Press the Stop button to disable video streaming and to display the live video as black.
Press Restart to show the live video again.
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Recording
Pressing the Recording button stores recordings from the Live View in the location
specified on the local hard drive, which can be configured in the File Location screen.
The default storage location for the web recording is: C:/. Refer to File Location for
details.
7.2.2 CM-3211/4221-10/10-I/11/11-I Motorized Camera Home Page
The CM-3211/4221-10, CM-3211/4221-10-I, CM-3211/4221-11, and CM-3211/4221-11-I cameras
feature a motorized lens. The Home page also includes the following function buttons in addition to
those shown for the CM-3211/4221-00/01.
Figure 28: Home Page Function Buttons – for Cameras with Motorized Lens
Wide/Tele
Press the Tele or Wide button to implement continuous zoom adjustment.
Near/Far
Press the Near or Far button to implement continuous focus adjustment.
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Push AF
Press the Push AF button once to adjust zoom or focus.
Wide Step/Tele Step
Press the Wide Step or Tele Step button to alternate the zoom between wide and telephoto views
within a user-defined range of steps, which can be selected from the drop-down menu shown
below.
Near Step/Far Step
Press the Near Step or Far Step button to alternate the focus between near and far views within a
user-defined range, which can be selected from the drop-down menu.
Reset
Press the Reset button to calibrate the camera lens at full wide end and infinity focus
simultaneously.
Step Range
Select from a user-defined range of steps, which can be selected from the drop-down menu below.
Figure 29: Home Page – Step Range Drop-Down Menu
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7.3 System-Related Settings
The figure below shows all categories under the System tab. Each category in the sidebar is
explained in the following sections.
Note:
The System configuration screen is accessible only by the Administrator.
Figure 30: System Screen
Related Links
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System

Security

Network
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DDNS

Mail

FTP

HTTP

Application

Motion Detection

Network Failure
Detection

Tampering Alarm

Storage Management

Recording

Schedule

File Location

View Information

Factory Default

Software Version

Software Upgrade

Maintenance
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7.3.1 System
Click the System tab in the sidebar. The System page is displayed in Figure 30: System Screen. It
includes the following details:
Host Name
The host name is for camera identification. If the alarm function is enabled and is set to send an
alarm message by Mail/FTP, the host name entered here is displayed in the alarm message. See
Application.
Time Zone
Select the time zone from the drop-down menu.
Enable Daylight Saving Time
To enable DST, check the box and then specify time offset and DST duration. The format for time
offset is [hh:mm:ss]. For example, if the amount of time offset is one hour, enter 01:00:00 in the
field.
Time format
Enables a choice of formats: either year, month and day (yyyy/mm/dd) or day, month and year
(dd/mm/yyyy).
Sync with Computer Time
Select this button to synchronize video date and time display with the PC.
Manual
The Administrator can set video date, time and day manually. Entry format should be identical with
that displayed to the right of the text box.
Sync with NTP Server
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is an alternate way to synchronize the camera’s clock with an NTP
server. Specify the server to synchronize in the text box. Then select an update interval from the
drop-down menu. For further information about NTP, visit www.ntp.org.
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7.3.2 Security
Clicking the category Security in the System sidebar opens a drop-down menu with the tabs User,
HTTPS, IP Filter and IEE 802.1X.
Figure 31: System Configuration – Security
Related Links
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User
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HTTPS

IP Filter

IEEE 802.1X
Configuration and Operation
7.3.2.1 User
Click the User tab in the Security category on the sidebar to display user credentials.
Figure 32: Security Screen
Admin Password
Change the administrator’s password by entering the new password in both text boxes. The input
characters/numbers are displayed as dots for security purposes. After clicking Save, the web
browser asks the Administrator for the new password (maximum 14 digits).
Note:
The following characters are valid: A-Z, a-z, 0-9,!#$%&’[email protected]^_~.
Add user
The user name and passwords are limited to 14 characters. There is a maximum of 20 user accounts.
To add a new user:
1. Type the new user name and password in the respective fields.
2. Select the appropriate check boxes to give the user Camera Control, Talk and Listen
permissions.

I/O access – Basic functions that enable you to view video when accessing to the
camera.

Camera control – Allows you to change camera parameters on the Camera tab.

Talk/Listen – Talk and Listen functions allow the user at the local site to
communicate with the administrator at the remote site.
3. Click Add.
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Manage User

To delete a user, pull down the user list and select the user name to delete. Click Delete to
remove it.

To edit a user, pull the user list down and select a user name. Click Edit to edit the user’s
password and privileges.
Figure 33: Editing Password and Privileges
Note:
You must enter the user password and also select the authorized
function(s). When finished, click Save to modify the account authority.
Figure 34: Modifying Account Authority
7.3.2.2 HTTPS
To use HTTPS on the camera, an HTTPS certificate must be installed. The HTTPS certificate can be
obtained either by creating and sending a certificate request to a Certificate Authority (CA) or by
creating a self-signed HTTPS certificate as described below.
Note:
The self-signed certificate does not provide the same level of security as a
CA-issued certificate.
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HTTPS allows secure connections between the camera and web browser using Secure Socket Layer
(SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) to protect camera settings and username/password info. A
self-signed certificate or a CA-signed certificate is required to implement HTTPS. Under the Security
category, click the HTTPS tab in the sidebar to display the following screen.
Figure 35: HTTPS Screen
To create a self-signed certificate:
Before a CA-issued certificate is obtained, users can first create and install a self-signed certificate.
1. On the HTTPS page, click Create under Create self-signed certificate.
2. Provide the requested information to install a self-signed certificate for the camera. Refer to
Provide the Certificate Information in this section for details.
Figure 36: HTTPS Screen – Create Self-Signed Certificate
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To create a certificate request:
1. Click Create Certificate Request to create and submit a certificate request in order to obtain
a signed certificate from a CA.
2. Provide the requested information in the Created Request field. Refer to Provide the
Certificate Information in this section for details.
3. When the request is complete, the subject of the Created Request is shown in the field. Click
Properties below the Subject field, copy the PEM-formatted request and send it to your CA.
Figure 37: HTTPS Screen – Install Signed Certificate
4. When the signed certificate is returned from the CA, install it by uploading the signed
certificate as seen in Figure 38.
Figure 38: HTTPS Screen – Upload Signed Certificate
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To provide the certificate information:
To create a self-signed HTTPS certificate or a Certificate Request to CA, enter the information in the
Create a Self-signed Certificate screen. A definition of each of the requested fields follows.
Figure 39: Example of Self-Signed Certificate
Figure 40: Self-Signed Certificate – Details
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5. Provide the requested information to install a self-signed certificate for the camera.

Country – Enter a two-letter combination code to indicate the specific country in which
the certificate will be used. For instance, type “US” to indicate United States.

State or province – Enter the local administrative region.

Locality – Enter other geographical information.

Organization – Enter the name of the organization to which the entity identified in
Common Name belongs.

Organizational Unit – Enter the name of the organizational unit to which the entity
identified in the Common Name field belongs.

Common Name – Indicate the name of the person or other entity that the certificate
identifies (often used to identify the website).

Valid days (self-signed certificate only) – Enter the period in days (1 ~ 9999) to indicate
the valid period of certificate.
6. Click OK to save the certificate information after completion.
Note:
The self-signed certificate does not provide the same high level of security as a
Certificate Authorized (CA)-issued certificate.
7.3.2.3 IP Filter
The IP filter restricts access to the camera by denying/allowing specific IP addresses. Click the IP
filter tab under the category Security in the sidebar to display the following page.
Figure 41: IP Filter Screen
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Enable IP Filter
1. Check the box to enable the IP Filter function. Once enabled, the listed IP addresses (IPv4)
are allowed/denied access to the camera.
2. Select Allow or Deny from the drop-down menu.
3. Click Apply to determine the IP Filter behavior.
Add/Delete IP Address
1. Enter the IP address in the Filtered IP Addresses text box.
2. Click Add to add a new filtered address. The Filtered IP Addresses box shows the currently
configured IP addresses. Up to 256 IP address entries may be specified.
3. To remove an IP address from the list, select the IP address and then click Delete.
7.3.2.4 IEEE 802.1X
The camera is allowed to access a network protected by 802.1X/EAPOL (Extensible Authentication
Protocol over LAN). Users must contact the network administrator to obtain certificates, user IDs,
and passwords.
Figure 42: IEEE 802.1X/EAP-TLS Screen
CA Certificate
The CA certificate is created by the Certificate Authority for the purpose of validating itself. Upload
the certificate to check the server’s identity.
Client Certificate/Private Key
Upload the Client Certificate and Private Key to authenticate the camera.
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Settings

Identity – Enter the user identity associated with the certificate. Up to 16 characters can be
used.

Private Key Password – Enter the password associated with the user identity. Up to 16
characters can be used.
Enable IEEE 802.1X
Check the box to enable IEEE 802.1X. Click Save to save the IEEE 802.1X/EAPTLS setting.
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7.3.3 Network
From the System screen, click the Network tab. A drop-down menu appears with tabs including
Basic, QoS, SNMP, and UPnP.
Figure 43: Network Screen
Related Links
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
Basic
QoS (Quality of Service)

SNMP Settings

UPnP
7.3.3.1 Basic
You can connect to the camera with either fixed or dynamic (DHCP) IP address. The camera also
provides PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) support for users who connect to the
network via PPPoE.
The screen is divided into three sections: General, Advanced and IPv6 Configuration. See Figure 43:
Network Screen.
1. General
Select one of the following options in the General area for configuring network settings:

Get IP address automatically (DHCP)
If you select Get IP address automatically, you can use the DNA utility, which is provided in the
supplied CD, to obtain the IP address. See Using the DNA Utility to Search and Access the Camera.
Note:
For future reference, record the camera’s MAC address, which is found on the camera
label.
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Use fixed IP address
The camera’s default setting is Use fixed IP address. Refer to Using the DNA Utility to Search and
Access the Camera for login with the default IP address. You may use DNA or enter the IP address in
your Internet browser’s URL address bar.
To set up a new static IP address:
1. Select the Use fixed IP address option.
2. Enter the following information:
o
IP address – The IP address is necessary for network identification.
o
Subnet mask – Used to determine if the destination is in the same subnet. The default
value is 255.255.255.0.
o
Default gateway – Used to forward frames to destinations in a different subnet. An
invalid gateway setting causes transmission to destinations in other subnets to fail.
o
Primary DNS – The primary domain name server that translates host names into IP
addresses.
o
Secondary DNS – A secondary domain name server that backs up the primary DNS.
o
Use PPPoE – PPPoE users should enter their PPPoE user name and password into the
respective fields.
3. Click Save to confirm the settings.
2. Advanced
Enter the following advanced parameters in the Advanced section of the screen:

Web Server port – The default web server port is 80. Once the port is changed, the user must
be notified the change for the connection to be successful. For instance, when the
Administrator changes the HTTP port of the camera whose IP address is 192.168.0.100 from
80 to 8080, the user must type in the web browser http://192.168.0.100:8080 instead of
http://192.168.0.100.

RTSP port – The default setting of the RTSP port is 554. The range is from 1024 to 65535.

MJPEG over HTTP port – The default setting of MJPEG over HTTP port is 8008. The range is
from1024 to 65535.
Note:
MJPEG is not supported by Latitude.

HTTPS port – The default setting of HTTPS port is 443. The range is from 1024 to 65535.

MTU – The default setting of the MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) is the greatest amount
of data that can be transferred in one physical frame on the network. For Ethernet, the
MTU is 1500 bytes. For PPPoE, the MTU is 1492. The range is from 700 to 1500 bytes.
Note:
Be sure to assign a different port number for each separate service mentioned above.
Click Save to save the settings.
IPv6 Address Configuration
With IPv6 support, users can use the corresponding IPv6 address for browsing. Check Enable IPv6 for
to enable this option. Click Save to save the settings.
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7.3.3.2 QoS (Quality of Service)
QoS provides differentiated service levels for different types of traffic packets and guarantees
delivery of priority services during periods of network congestion. Adapting the Differentiated
Services (DiffServ) model, traffic flows are classified and marked with DSCP (DiffServ Code point)
values, and as a result receive the corresponding forwarding treatment from DiffServ-capable
routers.
Figure 44: QoS Screen
DSCP Settings
The DSCP value range is from 0 to 63. The default DSCP value is 0 (DSCP disabled). The camera uses
the following QoS classes: Video, Audio, and Management.
 Video DSCP – This class consists of applications such as MJPEG over HTTP, RTP/RTSP and
RTSP/HTTP.
Note:
MJPEG is not supported by Latitude.
 Audio DSCP – The CM-3211/4221 cameras support audio.
 Management DSCP – This class consists of HTTP traffic (web browsing).
Click Save when complete.
Note:
To enable this function, make sure the switches/routers in the network support QoS.
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7.3.3.3 SNMP Settings
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) enables the camera to be monitored and
managed remotely by the network management system.
Figure 45: SNMP Settings Screen
SNMP v1/v2

Enable SNMP v1 or Enable SNMP v2 – Select the version of SNMP (v1 or v2) to use by
checking the relevant box.

Read Community – Specify the community name that has read-only access to all supported
SNMP objects. The default value is public.

Write Community – Specify the community name that has read/write access to all supported
SNMP objects (except read-only objects). The default value is private.
SNMP v3
SNMP v3 provides important security features including:
 Confidentiality – Encryption of packets to prevent snooping by an unauthorized source.
 Integrity – Message integrity to ensure that a packet has not been tampered with in transit
including an optional packet replay protection mechanism.
 Authentication – To verify that the message is from a valid source.
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To enable the SNMP v3 protocol, enter the appropriate data and passwords requested:

Enable SNMP v3 – Select the checkbox.

Security Name – See note below.

Authentication Type – Select MD5 or SHA from the drop-down menu. See note below.

Authentication Password – See note below.

Encryption Type – either DES or AES. See note below.

Encryption Password – See note below.
Note:
You may have to consult with your System Administrator to activate this function.
Traps for SNMP v1/v2/v3
Traps are used by the camera to send messages to a management system for important events or
status changes.


Enable traps – Check this box to activate trap reporting.
o
Trap address – Enter the IP address of the management server.
o
Trap community – Enter the community to use when sending a trap message to the
management system. The default value is public.
Trap Option
o
Warm start – A warm start SNMP trap signifies that the SNMP device, such as the
camera, performs a software reload.
Click Save when complete.
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7.3.3.4 UPnP
The UPnP page enables the Universal Plug-and-Play protocol on your network devices.
Figure 46: UPnP Screen
UPnP Settings

Enable UPnP – If UPnP is enabled and a camera is discovered on the LAN, the icon of the
connected camera appears in My Network Places, allowing direct access, as seen below.
Figure 47: Direct Access to Camera with UPnP Enabled
Note:
To enable this function, make sure the UPnP component is installed on your
computer. Refer to Install UPnP Components for the Windows 7 and Windows 8
procedure.
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
Enable UPnP port forwarding – When UPnP port forwarding is enabled, the camera is
allowed to open the web server port on the router automatically.
Note:
To enable this function, make sure that your router supports UPnP and that it is
activated.

Friendly name – Set the name for the camera for identification.
Click Save to save the settings.
7.3.4 DDNS
Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) allows a host name to be constantly synchronized with a
dynamic IP address. This permits those using a dynamic IP address to be accessed by a static domain
name.
Figure 48: DDNS Screen
Enable DDNS
Check this box to enable DDNS.

Provider – Select a DDNS host provider name from the drop-down menu.

Host name – Enter the registered domain name in the field.

Username/E-mail – Enter the username or e-mail address required by the DDNS provider for
authentication.

Password/Key – Enter the password or key required by the DDNS provider for
authentication.
Click Save to save the setting.
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7.3.5 Mail
The Administrator can send an e-mail via Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) when an alarm is
triggered SMTP is a protocol for sending e-mail messages between servers. SMTP is a relatively
simple, text-based protocol, where one or more recipients of a message are specified and the
message text is transferred.
Two SMTP server accounts can be configured. Settings include SMTP Server, account name,
password, and e-mail address settings. Enter the details in the appropriate fields. For SMTP server
details, contact your network service provider. Click Save when finished. The following screen shows
the SMTP configuration.
Figure 49: Mail Screen – SMTP
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7.3.6 FTP
The Administrator can send an alarm message to one or two File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sites when
motion is detected. Settings include first and second server, server port, user name, password, and
remote folder. Enter the details in the appropriate fields. Click Save when finished. The following
screen shows the FTP settings.
Figure 50: FTP Screen
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7.3.7 HTTP
An HTTP notification server detects notification messages of triggered events sent from cameras.
Two notification server accounts (Alarm Triggered and Motion Detection) can be set up and sent to
the specified HTTP servers. Enter the HTTP details, including server, user name, and password, in the
appropriate fields. Click Save when finished. The settings are displayed in the HTTP screen below.
Figure 51: HTTP Screen
Refer to Send HTTP notification and Motion Detection for HTTP notification settings in the
Application section below.
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7.3.8 Application
The Application screen enables control over the input and output alarms. If, for example, an event is
recognized by the system, an input or output alarm and message is generated.
Figure 52: Application Screen
The alarm input and output connectors are shown in the table below.
Table 5: Input/Output Alarm Connections
Pin No.
Designation
1
Input (-)
2
Input (+)
3
Output (-)
4
Output (+)
Alarm Switch
The Administrator can enable or disable the alarm function (Off/On).
Alarm Type
Select an alarm type (Normal close or Normal open) that corresponds to the alarm application.
Alarm Output
Define the normal alarm output signal as Normal Close or Normal Open, according to the current
alarm application.
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Triggered Action
The Administrator can specify various alarm actions to be taken when an alarm is triggered. The
options are listed below.

Enable alarm output – Select this box to enable alarm relay output.

Record stream to sd card – Select this box in order to save the alarm-triggered recording to
your microSD/SDHC card. Enter the number of seconds for the pre-trigger buffer. Select the
first radial button if you wish to upload for a specified length of time and enter the number
of seconds. Alternatively, select the second radial button to upload during the active trigger.
See Figure 53: Application – Record Stream to SD Card.
Figure 53: Application – Record Stream to SD Card
Note:
Make sure that local recording (with a microSD/SDHC card) is activated so that this
function can be implemented. See Recording for further details.
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Send Message by FTP/E-Mail – Select whether to send an alarm message by FTP and/or
e-mail when an alarm is triggered.
Configuration and Operation
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Upload Image by FTP – As seen in the figure below, select this box to assign an FTP site and
configure the parameters shown. When an alarm is triggered, event images are uploaded to
the designated FTP site. Specify which one of two FTP addresses you wish to use from the
drop-down menu. Select the number of frames for the pre-trigger and post-trigger buffers
from the drop-down menu of 1-20 frames.
Figure 54: Application – Upload Image by FTP
Check the Continue image upload box if you wish to use this option. If you wish to specify
the length of time for the upload, click on this radial button and enter the number of
seconds. If you wish to upload during the active trigger, click on this radial button.
Finally, select the number of frames per second from the drop-down menu next to Image
frequency.

Upload Image by E-Mail – Select this box in order to assign an e-mail address and configure
various parameters as shown in the figure below. When the alarm is triggered, event images
are sent to one of two designated e-mail addresses. Select the number of frames for the pretrigger and post-trigger buffers from the drop-down menu of 1-20 frames. See Figure 55:
Application – Upload Image by E-Mail.
Figure 55: Application – Upload Image by E-Mail
Check the box for Continue image upload if you wish to use this option. If you wish to specify
the length of time for the upload, click on this radial button and enter the number of
seconds. If you wish to upload during the active trigger, click on this radial button.
Finally, select the number of frames per second from the drop-down menu next to Image
frequency.
Note:
Make sure that SMTP or FTP configuration has been completed. See Mail and FTP
for further details.
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
Send HTTP notification – Check this box to specify the destination HTTP address and
parameters for event notifications by the triggered alarm. When an alarm is triggered, the
notification will be sent to one of two specified HTTP servers. See figure below.
Figure 56: Application – Send HTTP Notification
File Name

File Name – Enter a file name in the field, for example image.jpg. The uploaded image’s file
name format is set in this section. Select one that meets your requirements.
o
Add date/time suffix
File name: imageYYMMDD_HHNNSS_XX.jpg
Y: Year, M: Month, D: Day
H: Hour, N: Minute, S: Second
X: Sequence Number
o
Add sequence number suffix (no maximum value)
File name: imageXXXXXXX.jpg
X: Sequence Number
o
Add sequence number suffix (limited value)
File Name: imageXX.jpg
X: Sequence Number
The file name suffix ends at the number being set. For example, if the setting is up to
“10,” the file name will start from 00, end at 10, and then start over again.
o
Overwrite
The original image in the FTP site will be overwritten by the new uploaded file with a
static filename.
After entering all the settings, click Save.
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7.3.9 Motion Detection
The motion detection function detects suspicious motion and triggers alarms when motion volume
in the detected area reaches/exceeds the determined sensitivity threshold value.
Figure 57: Motion Detection Screen
Within the Live View pane on the Motion Detection screen, there is a frame (Motion Detection
window) which is used for defining the motion detection area. To change the size of the Motion
Detection window, move the mouse cursor to the edge of the frame and drag it outward/inward.
Moving the mouse to the center of the frame shifts the frame to the intended location.
Motion Detection Activation
The motion detection function may be turned on or off in the Motion Detection screen. The default
setting is Off.
By Schedule
To set a schedule:
1. Select By schedule.
2. Click Please Select. A drop-down menu opens.
3. From the drop-down menu, select a schedule from 1 to 10.
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For instructions how to set a schedule for motion detection, refer to Schedule. Below is a screen
showing the Schedule drop-down menu with selected schedules.
Figure 58: Motion Detection Screen – with Schedule Drop-Down Menu
Motion Detection Windows
Up to 10 Motion Detection windows can be set. Press the add button under the Live View pane to
add a Motion Detection window. To cancel a Motion Detection window, move the mouse cursor to
the selected window and click delete.
If the motion detection function is activated, the following Motion pop-up window appears.
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When motion is detected, the signals are displayed in the Motion window shown below.
Detailed settings for motion detection are as follows:

Sampling pixel interval [1-10] – Select a number from 1-10. The default value is 1. If the
value is set as 3, within the detection region, the system will take one sampling pixel for
every 3 pixels by each row and each column (see the figure below).

Detection level [1-100] – Select a number from 1-100. The default level is 40. This sets
detection level for each sampling pixel; the smaller the value, the more sensitive it is.

Sensitivity level [1-100] – Select a number from 1-100. The default level is 80, which means if
20% or more sampling pixels are detected differently, the system will detect motion. The
bigger the value, the more sensitive it is. When the value is bigger, the red horizontal line in
the motion indication window will be lowered accordingly.

Time interval (sec) [0-7200] – Select a number from 0-7200 (seconds). The default interval is
10. The value is the interval between each detected motion.
Triggered Action
The Administrator can specify alarm actions to be taken when motion is detected. See Figure 57:
Motion Detection Screen. The options are listed as follows:

Enable alarm output – Check this box and select the predefined type of alarm output (low or
high) to enable alarm relay when tampering is detected.

Record stream to sd card – Select this box to store the motion detection alarm recording in a
microSD/SDHC card when tampering is detected. Enter the number of seconds for the pretrigger buffer. Select the first radial button to upload for a specified length of time and enter
the number of seconds. Alternatively, select the second radial button to upload during the
active trigger. See Figure 53: Application – Record Stream to SD Card.
Note:
Make sure the local recording (with microSD/SDHC card) is activated so that this
function can be implemented. See Recording for further details.

Send Message by FTP/E-Mail – Select whether to send an alarm message by FTP and/or
e-mail when motion is detected.
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Upload Image by FTP – Select this box in order to upload an image to a designated FTP site
when motion is detected according to various parameters, as seen in Figure 54: Application
– Upload Image by FTP. Specify the FTP address to use from the drop-down menu. Select
the number of frames for the pre-trigger and post-trigger buffers from the drop-down menu
of 1-20 frames.
Check the box for Continue image upload if you wish to use this option. To specify the length
of time for the upload, click on this radial button and enter the number of seconds. To
upload during the active trigger, click on this radial button. Finally, select the number of
frames per second from the drop-down menu next to Image frequency.

Upload Image by E-Mail – Select this box in order to assign an e-mail address and configure
various parameters, as seen in Figure 55: Application – Upload Image by E-Mail. When
motion is detected, event images are sent to one of two designated e-mail addresses. Select
the number of frames for the pre-trigger and post-trigger buffers from the drop-down menu
of 1-20 frames.
Check the box for Continue image upload to use this option. To specify the length of time for
the upload, click on this radial button and enter the number of seconds. To upload during
the active trigger, click on this radial button. Finally, select the number of frames per second
from the drop-down menu next to Image frequency.
Note:
Make sure that SMTP or FTP configuration has been completed. See Mail and FTP
for further details.
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Send HTTP notification – Check this box to send a notification by HTTP. Select the destination
HTTP address from the drop-down menu and specify the parameters for event notifications
by motion detection triggered. When an alarm is triggered, the notification will be sent to
one of two specified HTTP servers. See Figure 56: Application – Send HTTP Notification.
Note:
Make sure that local recording (with a microSD/SDHC card) is activated so that this
function can be implemented. See Recording for further details.
File Name
The uploaded image’s filename format is set in this section. Select one that meets your
requirements.
Save
Click Save to save the motion detection settings.
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7.3.10 Network Failure Detection
The network failure detection function allows the IP camera to periodically ping another IP device
within the network to detect a network failure, for example, if a video server is disconnected. By
implementing local recording (through a microSD/SDHC card) if a network failure occurs, the camera
can operate as a backup recording device for the surveillance system.
Figure 59: Network Failure Detection Screen
Detection Switch
The Administrator can enable or disable the detection function by selecting On or Off.
By Schedule
To set a schedule:
1. Select By schedule.
2. Click Please Select. A drop-down menu opens.
3. From the drop-down menu, select a schedule from 1 to 10.
For instructions how to set a schedule, refer to Schedule.
Detection Type
In the text box, enter the IP address to ping and the time interval in minutes between pings.
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Triggered Action
The Administrator can specify various alarm actions to be taken when an alarm is triggered. The
options are listed below.
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Enable alarm output – Check this box and select the predefined type of alarm output (low or
high) to enable alarm relay when tampering is detected.
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Record stream to sd card -– Select this box in order to save the alarm-triggered recording
into a microSD/SDHC card. Enter the number of seconds for the pre-trigger buffer. Select the
first radial button to upload for a specified length of time and enter the number of seconds.
Alternatively, select the second radial button to upload during the active trigger. See Figure
53: Application – Record Stream to SD Card.
Note:
Make sure that local recording (with a microSD/SDHC card) is activated so that this
function can be implemented. See Recording for further details.
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Send message by FTP/E-Mail – Select whether to send an alarm message by FTP and/or
e-mail when a network failure is detected.
Save
Click Save to save the network failure detection settings.
7.3.11 Tampering
The tampering alarm function helps the IP camera deal with tampering (such as, deliberate
redirection, blocking, paint-spraying, and obscuring the lens, etc.). Using video analysis, the camera
can react to such events by sending out notifications or uploading snapshots to the specified
destination(s).
Figure 60: Tampering Alarm Screen
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Detection of camera tampering is achieved by measuring the differences between the older frames
of video (which are stored in buffers) and more recent frames.
Tampering Alarm
The tampering alarm function may be turned on or off in the Tampering Alarm page. The default
setting is Off.
By Schedule
To set a schedule:
1. Select By schedule.
2. Click Please Select. A drop-down menu opens.
3. From the drop-down menu, select a schedule from 1 to 10.
For instructions how to set a schedule, refer to Schedule.
Tampering Duration
Minimum tampering duration is the time for video analysis to determine whether camera tampering
has occurred. Minimum duration could also be interpreted as defining the tampering threshold; a
longer duration represents a higher threshold. The tampering duration time range is from 10 to 3600
seconds.
Triggered Action
The Administrator can specify multiple alarm actions to be taken when tampering is detected. All
options are listed as follows:
 Enable alarm output – Check this box and select the predefined type of alarm output
(high or low) to enable alarm relay when tampering is detected.
 Record stream to sd card – Select this box in order to save the alarm-triggered recording
into a microSD/SDHC card. Enter the number of seconds for the pre-trigger buffer. Select
the first radial button to upload for a specified length of time and enter the number of
seconds. Alternatively, select the second radial button to upload during the active trigger.
See Figure 53: Application – Record Stream to SD Card.
Note:
Make sure the local recording (with a microSD/SDHC card) is activated
so that this function can be implemented. See Recording for further
details.
 Send Alarm Message by FTP/E-Mail – The Administrator can select whether to send an
alarm message by FTP and/or E-Mail when tampering is detected.
 Upload Image by FTP – Selecting this option enables you to assign an FTP site and
configure various parameters, as shown in Figure 54: Application – Upload Image by FTP.
When tampering is detected, event images will be uploaded to the designated FTP site.
Specify the FTP address to use from the drop-down menu. Select the number of frames
for the pre-trigger and post-trigger buffers from the drop-down menu of 1-20 frames.
Check the box for Continue image upload if you wish to use this option. To specify the
length of time for the upload, click on this radial button and enter the number of
seconds. To upload during the active trigger, click on this radial button.
Finally, select the number of frames per second from the drop-down menu next to Image
frequency.
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 Upload Image by E-Mail – Selecting this option enables you to assign an e-mail address
and configure various parameters, as shown in Figure 55: Application – Upload Image by
E-Mail. When tampering is detected, event images will be sent to the designated e-mail
address.
Specify two e-mail addresses to use from the drop-down menu. Select the number of
frames for the pre-trigger and post-trigger buffers from the drop-down menu of 1-20
frames.
Check the box for Continue image upload if you wish to use this option. To specify the
length of time for the upload, click on this radial button and enter the number of
seconds. To upload during the active trigger, click on this radial button. Finally, select the
number of frames per second from the drop-down menu next to Image frequency.
Note:
Make sure SMTP or FTP configuration has been completed. See section Mail
and FTP for further details.
 Send HTTP notification – Check this option, select the destination HTTP address, and
specify the parameters for HTTP notifications. When the tampering alarm is triggered, the
HTTP notifications can be sent to the specified HTTP server. See Figure 56: Application –
Send HTTP Notification.
File Name
The uploaded image’s filename format can be set in this section. Select the one that meets your
requirements.
Save
Click Save to save all the specified tampering alarm settings.
7.3.12 Storage Management
You can locally record up to 32GB on a microSD/SDHC card. The Storage Management page shows
the capacity information of the card and a recording list of all the recording files saved on the
memory card. You can also format the card and implement automatic recording cleanup on this
page. To implement microSD/SDHC card recording, see Recording.
Note:
Format the microSD/SDHC card when using it for the first time. Formatting is
also required when a memory card has been used on one camera and is then
transferred to a camera that uses a different software platform.
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Figure 61: Storage Management Screen
Device information
Upon inserting the microSD/SDHC card, card information, such as the memory capacity and status, is
displayed.
Device setting
Click Format to format the memory card.
Disk cleanup setting
Enable automatic recording cleanup by selecting Enable automatic disk cleanup. From the pull-down
menu, specify the minimum length of time over which to remove recordings. For example, remove
recordings over 10 days old. Enter the percent of disk capacity used in order to remove the oldest
recordings. Click Save when finished.
Recording List
Each video file on the microSD/SDHC card is listed in the Recording list below. The maximum file size
is 60 MB per file. See Recording for further details.
When the recording mode is set as Always (consecutive recording) and the microSD/SDHC card
recording is enabled by events triggered, the system immediately saves a recorded event on the
memory card once an event occurs. Then the camera will return to the regular recording mode after
events recording.
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Figure 62: Video File Recording List
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Remove – To remove a file, first select the file and then click Remove.
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Sort – Click Sort to list the files in the Recording list in order of name and date.
Note:
The capital letters: R, N, A, (A0), M, (M0) followed by an underscore, appear at the
beginning of the file name. They denote the type of recording.
 R - Regular (always or schedule)
 N - Network failure
 M - Motion, (M0 refers to the first motion window trigger)
 A - Alarm (A0 refers to the first alarm trigger input).
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Download – To open/download a video clip, first select the file and then click download. The
selected file window pops up as shown below. Click on the AVI file to play the video in the
player or download it to a specified location.
Figure 63: Selected File Window
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7.3.13 Recording
In the Recording screen, specify the recording schedule. Select one of three options:
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Disable – Disable this function
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Always – Always use this function
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Only during time frame – Records only during a specified time frame
Figure 64: Recording Screen
Activating microSD/SDHC card recording
Two types of schedule mode are available: Always and Time Frame setting. You can setup the time
frame to fit the recording schedule by selecting the day(s), start time and duration for recording.
Choosing Always activates the microSD/SDHC card recording all the time. Click Save to confirm the
schedule mode.
Terminating microSD/SDHC card recording
Select Disable to terminate the recording function.
Note:
This option works only if the microSD/SDHC card is installed in the camera.
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7.3.14 Schedule
The Schedule screen is used by the network failure detection, tampering and motion detection
functions. To access the schedule function, open the Main window, select the System tab, and click
on the Schedule tab. The functions in this tab allow administrators to create customized schedules
for the camera using this option. If a schedule exists, the administrator can apply that schedule to
this camera using the available dropdown. See Figure 65: Schedule Screen.
Note:
This application is not the same as the Recording Schedule function.
Figure 65: Schedule Screen
To create a new schedule or edit an existing schedule:
1. Click on the appropriate checkboxes relating to the days of the week (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed,
Thu, Fri and Sat) to create a schedule. Tuesday (Tue) is checked in the example.
See Figure 65.
2. Set Start time (for example, 09:00) and Duration (for example, 4:00 hours).
3. Click Save to apply the newly created schedule to the camera.
Removing Schedules
1. To remove a schedule, select the setup data line by line.
2. Click Delete to remove.
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7.3.15 File Location
From the File Location page, specify a storage location for snapshots and web recordings. The
default setting is: C:\. After confirming the setting, click Save to save the snapshots and recordings in
the designated location.
Note:
Make sure the selected file path contains valid characters.
Figure 66: File Location Screen
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7.3.16 View Information
Clicking the View Information tab in the System screen opens a drop-down menu with tabs Log File,
User Information, and Parameters.
Figure 67: System Log Screen
Related Links
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Log File
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User Information
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Parameters
7.3.16.1 Log File
Click Log file to view the system log file. The content of the file provides information about
connections after system boot-up. See Figure 67: System Log Screen.
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7.3.16.2 User Information
The Administrator can view each user’s login information and privileges in the User information
screen shown below.
View User Login Information
Click get user information to see each user’s details. For example: Admin: 1234. This indicates that
the user’s login username is Admin and the password is 1234.
Figure 68: User Information Screen
View User Privilege
Click get user privacy to view each user’s privileges.
Figure 69: User Information – Privileges Screen
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In the screen above, the user Admin is granted privileges of I/O access, Camera control, Talk and
Listen.
Note:
The example above shows the maximum privileges that can be granted. It is however,
dependent on the specific user security level.
7.3.16.3 Parameters
The Parameter screen enables viewing all of the system’s parameter settings.
Figure 70: Parameter List Screen
Note:
Slide the sidebar located on the right of the screen to view the entire list of parameters.
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7.3.17 Factory Default
The Factory default page is shown below. Follow the instructions to reset the camera to factory
default settings if needed.
Figure 71: Factory Default Screen
Full Restore
Click Full Restore to restore the factory default settings. The system restarts in 30 seconds.
Note:
The IP address and all other settings will be restored to factory default settings.
Partial Restore
Click Partial Restore to restore the factory default settings, but save the network settings. The
system restarts in 30 seconds.
Figure 72: Partial Restore Screen
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Reboot
Clicking Reboot restarts the system without changing current settings.
7.3.18 Software Version
The current version of software is displayed in the Software version screen.
Figure 73: Software Version Screen
7.3.19 Software Upgrade
The Upgrade screen is shown below.
Figure 74: Upgrade Screen
Note:
Make sure that the software upgrade file is available before performing a software
upgrade.
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To upgrade the firmware:
1. In the Step 1 text box, click Browse and select the binary file to be uploaded, for example,
uImage+userland.img.
Note:
Do not change the upgrade file name or the system will fail to find the file.
2. From the drop-down menu of binary files in Step 2, select the file to upgrade. In the above
example uImage+userland.img is selected.
3. Click Upgrade. The system verifies that the upgrade file exists and begins to upload the file.
The upgrade status bar is displayed on the page. When the upgrade process is completed,
the Home page is displayed.
Figure 75: Software Upgrade – In Process
4. Close the video browser.
5. From the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel.
6. Select Uninstall a Program.
7. In the Currently installed programs list, select DCViewer.
8. Click Uninstall to delete the existing DCViewer.
9. Install the new DCViewer ActiveX plug-in.
Warning:
Do not unplug power while upgrading firmware.
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7.3.20 Maintenance
You can export configuration files to a specified location and retrieve data by uploading an existing
configuration file to the camera.
Figure 76: Maintenance Screen
Export
You can save system settings by exporting the configuration file (.bin) to a specified location for
future use. Press Export and the popup window File Download appears as shown below.
Figure 77: File Download Screen
Click Save and specify a location to save the configuration file.
Warning:
Do not unplug power while changing file names.
Upload
To copy an existing configuration file to the camera, click Browse to select the configuration file, and
then press Upload to upload the file.
Warning:
Do not unplug power while changing file names.
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7.4 Video and Audio Streaming Settings
Select the Streaming tab in the navigation bar at the top of the page to display the configurable
video and audio selections in the sidebar. From the Streaming sidebar, the Administrator can
configure specific video resolution, video compression mode, video protocol, audio transmission
mode, etc. Further details of these settings are specified in the following sections.
The following video resolutions are supported:
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H.264 + H.264
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MJPEG + H.264
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MJPEG only
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H.264 only
Note:
MJPEG is not supported by Latitude.
Related Links
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Video Format
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Video Compression
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Video OCX Protocol
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Video Frame Rate
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Video Mask

Audio
7.4.1 Video Format
From the Video Format screen, you can configure the following settings:
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CM-3211 NTSC Video Resolution Settings
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CM-3211 PAL Video Resolution Settings

CM-4221 NTSC Video Resolution Settings

CM-4221 PAL Video Resolution Settings
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Text Overlay Settings

Video Rotate Type

GOV Settings

H.264 Profile
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Figure 78: Video Format Screen
7.4.1.1 CM-3211 NTSC Video Resolution Settings
The following tables are video resolution settings for an NTSC TV system.
MJPEG + H.264 Video Resolution (NTSC):
H.264
1280 x 1024 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
MJPEG
1280 x 1024 (15fps)
1280 x 720 (15fps)
1024 x 768 (15fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
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H.264 + H.264 Video Resolution (NTSC):
H.264-1
H.264-2
1280 x 1024 (15fps)
1280 x 720 (15fps)
1024 x 768 (15fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
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352 x 240 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
1280 x 1024 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
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H.264 Only Video Resolution (NTSC):
H.264
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1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
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7.4.1.2 CM-3211 PAL Video Resolution Settings
The following tables are video resolution settings for a PAL system.
MJPEG + H.264 Video Resolution (PAL):
H.264
1280 x 1024 (25fps)
1280 x 720 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
MJPEG
1280 x 1024 (13fps)
1280 x 720 (13fps)
1024 x 768 (13fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
1280 x 720 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
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H.264 + H.264 Video Resolution (PAL):
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1280 x 1024 (13fps)
1280 x 720 (13fps)
1024 x 768 (13fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
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H.264 Only Video Resolution (PAL):
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1280 x 720 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
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7.4.1.3 CM-4221 NTSC Video Resolution Settings
The following tables are video resolution settings for an NTSC TV system.
MJPEG + H.264 Video Resolution (NTSC):
H.264
1920 x 1080 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (15 fps)
1280 x 1024 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
MJPEG
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
1920 x 1080 (15 fps)
1280 x 1024 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
1280 x 1024 (15fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
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H.264 + H.264 Video Resolution (NTSC):
H.264-1
1920 x 1080 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (15 fps)
1280 x 1024 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
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720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
1920 x 1080 (15 fps)
1280 x 1024 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
1280 x 1024 (15fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (15fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
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1920 x 1080 (30fps)
1280 x 1024 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 576 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 288 (30fps)
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H.264-Only Video Resolution (NTSC):
H.264
1920 x 1080 (30fps) Low latency
1920 x 1080 (30fps)
1280 x 1024 (30fps)
1280 x 720 (30fps)
1024 x 768 (30fps)
800 x 600 (30fps)
720 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
352 x 240 (30fps)
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7.4.1.4 CM-4221 PAL Video Resolution Settings
The following tables are video resolution settings for a PAL system.
MJPEG + H.264 Video Resolution (PAL):
H.264
1920 x 1080 (25fps)
1920 x 1080 (13fps)
1280 x 1024 (25fps)
1280 x 720 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
MJPEG
1920 x 1080 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
1920 x 1080 (13fps)
1280 x 1024 (25fps)
1280 x 720 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
1280 x 1024 (13fps)
1280 x 720 (26fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
1280 x 720 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 240 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
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H.264 + H.264 Video Resolution (PAL):
H.264-1
1920 x 1080 (25fps)
1920 x 1080 (13fps)
1280 x 1024 (25fps)
1280 x 720 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
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720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
1920 x 1080 (13fps)
1280 x 1024 (25fps)
1280 x 720 (13fps)
1024 x 768 (13fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
1280 x 1024 (13fps)
1280 x 720 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
1280 x 720 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
MJPEG-Only Video Resolution (PAL):
MJPEG
1980 x 1080 (25fps)
1280 x 1024 (25fps)
1280 x 720 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
720 x 576 (25fps)
640 x 480 (25fps)
352 x 288 (25fps)
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H.264-Only Video Resolution (PAL):
H.264
1920 x 1080 (25fps) - Low latency
1920 x 1080 (25fps)
1280 x 1024 (25fps)
1280 x 720 (25fps)
1024 x 768 (25fps)
800 x 600 (25fps)
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7.4.1.5 Text Overlay Settings
You can select the options to display data including date/time/text on the live video pane. The
maximum length of the string is 20 alphanumeric characters. Click Save to confirm the Text Overlay
setting.
7.4.1.6 Video Rotate Type
You can change video display type if necessary. Selectable video rotate types include Normal video,
Flip video, Mirror video, 90 degree clockwise, 180 degree rotate, and 90 degree counterclockwise.
Differences among these types are illustrated below. The following drop-down menu appears when
selecting this option.
Figure 79: Video Rotate Type Screen
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Suppose the displayed image of the camera is shown as follows.
Figure 80: View-1 (Source)
To rotate the image vertically, for example, select Flip video. The displayed image is reversed as
shown below.
Figure 81: View-2 Image Rotated Vertically (Reversed)
Following are descriptions of different video rotate types.
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Normal video – The image appears as it is viewed.
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Flip video – The image is reversed along its horizontal axis.
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Mirror video – The image is reversed along its vertical axis.
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90 degree clockwise – The image rotates 90° clockwise (to the right).
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180 degree rotate – The image rotates 180° counter-clockwise (to the left).
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90 degree counterclockwise – The image rotates 90° counter-clockwise (to the left).
Click Save to confirm the setting.
7.4.1.7 GOV Settings
Users can set the GOV length to determine the frame structure (I-frames and P-frames) in a video
stream for saving bandwidth. The setting range is from 2 to 64. A longer GOV means decreasing the
frequency of I-frames. Click Save to confirm the GOV setting.
7.4.1.8 H.264 Profile
The H.264 standard defines 21 sets of capabilities. These are referred to as profiles and they target
specific classes of applications. In the security industry, the most common are as follows:
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Baseline Profile (BP)
Primarily for low-cost applications that require additional data loss robustness, Baseline
Profile is used in some videoconferencing and mobile applications. This is the most common
profile used in IP security cameras due to the low computational cost of processing the video
using this profile
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Main Profile (MP)
This profile provides improved picture quality at reduced bandwidths and storage costs and
is becoming more common as the camera processors (DSPs) become more able to handle
the processing load. Main Profile can save 10-30% over Baseline.
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High Profile (HP)
High Profile is the primary profile for HD broadcast and Blu-ray HD disc media applications. It
can save 10-30% of the storage cost over Main Profile. However, it may also increase video
latency, depending on the stream structure. Quasar models default to the Main Profile to
provide the best trade-off between storage size and video latency.
Click Save to confirm the settings.
7.4.2 Video Compression
From the Video Compression page, you can specify MJPEG/H.264 compression settings.
Figure 82: Video Compression Screen
MJPEG Compression Setting
A higher value implies higher bit rates and higher visual quality. The default setting of the MJPEG Q
factor is 35. The setting range is from 1 to 70. Click Save to confirm the setting.
Note:
MJPEG is not supported by Latitude.
H.264-1/H.264-2 Compression Setting
The default setting of H.264-1/H.264-2 is 4096/1024 kbps. The setting range is from 64 to 8192 kbps.
Click Save to confirm the setting.
Note:
The second stream is limited to 2048 kbps.
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Compression Information Setting
Select the checkbox to display compression information on the Home page. Click Save to confirm the
setting.
CBR Mode Setting
If available bandwidth is limited, CBR (Constant Bit Rate) mode can be selected. To operate the
camera in Variable Bit Rate (VBR) mode, uncheck the CBR checkbox. Click Save to confirm the
setting.
Note:
CBR mode affects image quality.
7.4.3 Video OCX Protocol
From the Video OCX Protocol page, you can select various protocols for streaming media over the
network. In the case of multicast networking, select Multicast mode.
Figure 83: Video OCX Protocol Screen
Video OCX protocol setting options include:
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RTP over UDP
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RTP over RTSP (TCP)
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RTSP over HTTP
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MJPEG over HTTP
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Multicast mode – Enter in each field all required data, including Multicast IP address, H.2641 video port, H.264-2 video port, MJPEG video port, MJPEG audio port, and Multicast TTL.
Note:
MJPEG is not supported by Latitude.
Click Save to confirm the settings.
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7.4.4 Video Frame Rate
From the Video Frame Rate screen, you can specify the frames per second (fps) for each video
compression format.
Figure 84: Video Frame Rate Screen
MJPEG/H.264-1/H.264-2 Frame Rate Setting
The default setting of the MJPEG Frame Rate is 30 fps in NTSC and 25 fps in PAL.
The setting range for the H-264-1 Frame Rate is from 1 to 30 in NTSC and 1 to 25 in PAL.
The setting range for the H-264-2 Frame Rate is from 1 to 30 in NTSC and 1 to 25 in PAL.
Click Save to confirm the settings.
Note:
MJPEG is not supported by Latitude.
Note:
A lower frame rate decreases video smoothness.
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7.4.5 Video Mask
From the Mask screen, you may select up to five rectangular portions of the View Area to ‘Mask.’
Below is an illustration with the maximum five masks displayed in the View Area, the last (fifth) one
selected being highlighted in red.
Figure 85: Mask Screen
Active Mask Function
When a Video [Privacy] Mask is turned on, the area within the mask or box is blocked out or
obscured from view.
To enable a mask:
1. Check a Video Mask checkbox. A red frame is displayed in the Live Video pane on the right
side.
2. Use the mouse to drag and drop, adjust the mask’s size, and place it on the target zone.
Note:
It is suggested to set the Video Mask twice as large as the object it covers.
To disable a mask:
3. Uncheck the checkbox of the Video Mask meant to be deleted. The selected mask
disappears from the Live Video pane.
Mask Setting
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Mask color – The selections of Mask color include red, black, white, yellow, green, blue,
cyan, and magenta. Click Save to confirm the setting.
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7.4.6 Audio
From the Audio screen you can select the Transmission Mode, Server Gain, Bit Rate, and enable or
disable storage of the audio recording.
Figure 86: Audio Screen
Transmission Mode
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Full-duplex (Talk and listen simultaneously) – In the Full-duplex mode, the local and remote
sites can communicate with each other simultaneously, i.e. both sites can speak and be
heard at the same time.
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Half-duplex (Talk or listen, not at the same time) – In the Half-duplex mode, the local or
remote site can only talk or listen to the other site at one time.
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Simplex (Talk only) – In the Talk only Simplex mode, the local/remote site can only talk to the
other site.
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Simplex (Listen only) – In the Listen only Simplex mode, the local/remote site can only listen
to the other site.
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Disable – Select this option to turn off the audio transmission function.
Server Gain Setting
Set the audio input/output gain levels for sound amplification. The audio gain values are adjustable
from 1 to 6. The sound will be turned off if the audio gain is set to Mute.
Bit Rate
Selectable audio transmission bit rate include 16 kbps (G.726), 24 kbps (G.726), 32 kbps (G.726),
40 kbps (G.726), µLAW (G.711) and ALAW (G.711). Both µLAW and ALAW signify 64 kbps, but in
different compression formats. A higher bit rate enables higher audio quality, but requires higher
bandwidth.
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Note:
Latitude does not support G.726 bit rates.
Click Save to confirm the settings.
Recording to Storage
This function enables recording of the audio on the SD card. The Recording to Storage function may
be enabled or disabled in the Audio screen. The default setting is Disabled.
Note:
This function works only if the Recording to Storage option has been selected or if the
Schedule option has been set.
Click Save to confirm the settings.
7.5 Camera-Related Settings
From the Camera tab, the administrator can adjust any of the camera settings, such as Exposure,
White Balance, Picture Adjustment, Backlight, Digital Zoom, IR Function, WDR Function, Noise
Reduction, and TV System.
Figure 87: Camera Settings Screen
Related Links:
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Exposure
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White Balance
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Picture Adjustment
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Backlight
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Digital Zoom
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IR Function
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WDR Function
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Noise Reduction
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TV System
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7.5.1 Exposure
The exposure is the amount of light received by the image sensor and is determined by the amount
of exposure by the sensor (shutter speed), and other exposure parameters.
Administrators may either allow the camera to automatically select an exposure level using a
programmed algorithm or choose the level themselves. Even in Auto Shutter, a Minimum Shutter
Speed may be set from the drop-down menu to ensure a maximum level of exposure. In Manual
Mode, the administrator can choose fixed shutter speeds from a drop-down menu. The smaller the
number (the higher the shutter speed) that the administrator selects, the lower the exposure level
and vice versa. Following is an illustration of the Camera menu.
Figure 88: Camera Settings Screen – Exposure
There are two exposure modes: Auto Mode and Manual Mode.
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Auto Mode
There are three settings within Auto Mode:
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Auto Iris Min Shutter Speed – When selecting this mode, the shutter is completely open and
the exposure priority is given to the iris. Shutter speed and AGC circuit function
automatically in cooperating with the iris to achieve a consistent exposure output.
The shutter speed range is from 1 to 1/30 sec (NTSC) and 1/1.5 to 1/25 sec (PAL). See the
table below showing all the options.
Auto Iris Min Shutter Speed
PAL
1/25
1/12
1/6
1/3
1/1.5
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NTSC
1/30
1/15
1/8
1/4
1/2
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Auto Shutter Min Shutter Speed – When selecting this mode, the camera’s shutter speed
works automatically to achieve a consistent video output level. Users can select a suitable
shutter speed according to the environmental luminance.
The shutter speed range is from 1 to 1/500 sec (NTSC) and 1/1.5 to 1/425 sec (PAL). See
following table, which shows all the options.
Auto Shutter –
Min Shutter speed
PAL
1/425
1/300
1/215
1/150
1/120
1/100
1/75
1/50
1/25
1/12
1/6
1/3
1/1.5
NTSC
1/500
1/350
1/250
1/180
1/120
1/100
1/90
1/60
1/30
1/15
1/8
1/4
1/2
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Shutter Priority – When selecting this mode, a fixed exposure is set, while other parameters
can change. The shutter speed range is from 1 to 1/500 sec (NTSC) and 1/1.5 to 1/425 sec
(PAL). See table below showing all the options.
Shutter Speed Priority
PAL
1/425
1/300
1/215
1/150
1/120
1/100
1/75
1/50
1/25
NTSC
1/500
1/350
1/250
1/180
1/120
1/100
1/90
1/60
1/30
Manual Mode (Fixed Shutter)
Manual Mode opens the iris completely with a fixed gain. Users can select a suitable shutter speed
according to the environmental luminance. The fixed shutter speed is selected from 1 to 1/10000 sec
(NTSC) and 1/1.5 to 1/10000 sec (PAL). Users should select suitable shutter speed according to the
environmental luminance. See following table, which shows all the options.
Manual Mode Fixed Shutter Speeds
PAL
1/10000
1/3500
1/2500
1/1250
1/600
1/425
1/300
1/215
1/150
1/120
1/100
1/75
1/50
1/25
1/12
1/6
1/3
1/1.5
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1/10000
1/3000
1/2000
1/1000
1/725
1/500
1/350
1/250
1/180
1/120
1/100
1/90
1/60
1/30
1/15
1/8
1/4
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Gain
A nominal video signal level is usually 1 volt peak-to-peak for composite video, 0.7 volts for
component or RGB video, or 0.3 volts for the chrominance subsection, at which level a fully
saturated picture is transmitted to the acceptor. However, for cases where the video signal is
attenuated, a low-noise, high-gain analog amplifier is built into quality video processing equipment.
This amplifier provides video gain control whereby the video signal can be boosted or reduced. Dark
pictures resulting from low level lighting are easily adjusted.
The Gain drop-down menu enables controlling the video gain from Off or in steps from 1 to 9.
7.5.2 White Balance
Shown below is the drop-down menu for controlling the camera’s white balance (color balance).
Figure 89: Camera Settings Screen – White Balance
A camera needs to find a reference color temperature as a way of measuring the quality of a light
source for calculating all other colors. The unit for measuring this ratio is in Kelvin (°K) degrees. You
can select one of the White Balance control modes according to the operating environment. The
table below shows the color temperature of some light sources for reference.
Light Sources
Cloudy Sky
Noon Sun and Clear Sky
Household Lighting
75-watt Bulb
Candle Flame
Color Temperature in K
6,000 to 8,000
6,500
2,500 to 3,000
2,820
1,200 to 1,500
Three white balance modes are available:
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Auto – The Auto Balance White mode computes the white balance value output using color
information from the entire screen. It is suitable for an environment with a light source color
temperature in the range of approximately 2,700 ~ 7,500K.
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ATW (Auto Tracking White Balance) – The Auto Tracking White Balance function
automatically adjusts the white balance in a scene while temperature color is changing. The
ATW Mode is suitable for an environment with a light source color temperature in the range
of approximately 2500 ~ 10,000K.
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Manual – In this mode, you can manually change the white balance value. You can select a
number between 0 – 127 for either/both Rgain and Bgain to increase the red and/or blue
luminance. Press <√> to confirm the new setting.
7.5.3 Picture Adjustment
Adjustment of some qualities of the video is made possible by selecting Picture Adjustment in the
Camera tab. Brightness, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue may all be adjusted via drop-down
menus from this window, as shown below.
Figure 90: Camera Settings Screen – Picture Adjustment
7.5.3.1 Brightness
You can adjust the image’s brightness by adjusting this parameter. Select from the range between 12 to +13. To increase video brightness, select a larger number. Press <√> to confirm the new setting
7.5.3.2 Sharpness
Increasing the sharpness level can make the image look sharper, especially enhancing the object’s
edge. Select from the range between 0 to +15. Press <√> to confirm the new setting.
7.5.3.3 Contrast
Camera image contrast level is adjustable. Select from a range of -6 to +19. Press <√> to confirm the
new setting
7.5.3.4 Saturation
Camera image saturation level is adjustable. Select from a range of -6 to +19. Press <√> to confirm
the new setting.
7.5.3.5 Hue
Camera image hue level is adjustable: select from a range of -12 to +13. Press <√> to confirm the
new setting.
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7.5.4 Backlight
The Backlight Compensation function prevents the center object from being too dark in
surroundings where excessive light is behind the center object. Select On or Off. Press <√> to
confirm the new setting.
Figure 91: Camera Settings Screen – Backlight
7.5.5 Digital Zoom
The camera’s digital zoom is adjustable from x2 to x8. Select the desired zoom or Off. Press <√> to
confirm the new setting.
Figure 92: Camera Settings Screen – Digital Zoom
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7.5.6 IR Function
The IR Function setting activates two functions:
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On the CM-3211/4221-10-I and CM-3211/4221-11-I cameras, it activates the IR LED
illuminator for use in low-light conditions or at night.
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On all other cameras, it activates IR mode, which is the IR Cut (IRC) filter for electronic
day/night operation.
IR LED Illuminator
This setting is used in low-light conditions or at night. IR LED lights are turned On or Off, depending
on the light sensor. The default mode is Auto. Two settings are available:
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Auto – The light sensor operates automatically.
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Off – The IR light is always off.
Press <√> to confirm the new setting.
Note:
The IR LED function is available only on CM-3211/4221-10-I and CM-3211/4221-11-I.
IR Mode
The day/night IRC switching mechanism operates according to the ambient light level rather than
activation of the IR LED mode. The IR Mode drop-down menu enables you to select from
Auto/On/Off/Smart modes. The default mode is Smart. Following is an explanation of the four
settings:
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Auto Mode – The camera converts from Day mode (color) to Night mode (monochrome)
automatically at nighttime or in low light conditions. When there is sufficient light, the
camera converts automatically from Night mode to Day mode.
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On – Activates IR mode (puts camera into monochrome/Night mode).
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Off – Deactivates IR mode (puts camera into color/Day mode).
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Smart – Smart mode enhances monochrome/Night mode stability when IR illumination is
dominant and keeps the camera from switching between Day and Night modes. In this
mode, the IR Cut filter is on (i.e. monochrome/Night mode) when the IR LED illuminator also
is activated. This prevents the camera from returning to color/Day mode.
Press <√> to confirm the new setting.
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Figure 93: Camera Settings Screen – IR Function
7.5.7 WDR Function
The Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) function resolves high contrast or changing light issues in order to
enhance the video display. The WDR is adjustable from Low, Mid to Hi. A higher level of WDR
represents wider dynamic range, so that the IP camera can capture a greater scale of brightness.
Press <√> to confirm the new setting.
Figure 94: Camera Settings Screen – WDR Function
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7.5.8 Noise Reduction
Different level options for 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) include Low, Mid and High. A higher level of
3DNR generates relatively enhanced noise reduction.
The proprietary Smart Picture Quality (SPQ) video processing method can drastically minimize
motion blur and provides clear images even in low-light environment. The combination of SPQ and
3DNR at different levels further yields exceptional video performance in various conditions.
The Noise Reduction function reduces image noise/snow, enabling the IP camera to deliver clearer
images in low-light conditions. The Noise Reduction is adjustable from 3DNR Low, 3DNR Mid, 3DNR
Hi, SPQ, SPQ + 3DNR Low, SPQ + 3DNR Mid, to SPQ + 3DNR Hi.
Press <√> to confirm the new setting.
Figure 95: Camera Settings Screen – Noise Reduction
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7.5.9 TV System
Select the video format that matches your TV system: 25 fps (PAL) or 30 fps (NTSC). Press <√> to
confirm the new setting.
Figure 96: Camera Settings Screen – TV System
Note:
After changing the video format, the camera restarts automatically.
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7.6 Logout
Selecting the Logout tab in the navigation bar closes the session. The following message appears:
Figure 97: Login Message
Upon clicking Login, the Login window opens.
Figure 98: Login Window
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8 Appendices
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Technical Specifications
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Device Search Software

Internet Security Settings

Install UPnP Components

Deleting Existing DCViewer

Deleting Temporary Internet Files

Connecting Leads to a Spring Clamp Terminal Block
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Mounting Accessories
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A.1. Technical Specifications
Camera
Image Sensor
Effective CM-3211-xx
Pixels
CM-4221-xx
1/3” 1280 x 1024 CMOS
1280 x 720 (H x V)
Shutter Speed
1920 x 1080 (H x V)
1.0 to 1/10,000 (auto)
Sensitivity
0.2 Lux @F1.2 in color mode; 0.02 Lux in night mode
Enclosure
Tamper-resistant surface mount plastic case
Lens
CM-3211/4221-00
CM-3211/4221-01
CM-3211/4221-10
CM-3211/4221-10-I
CM-3211/4221-11
CM-3211/4221-11-I
Varifocal
F1.2/f=2.7-9mm
Varifocal
F1.2/f=2.7-9mm
Motorized
F1.2/f=2.7-9mm
Lens Type
Video
Video Resolution
Video Streaming
Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080)/SXGA (1280 x 1024)/HD 720p/D1/CIF/
VGA/XGA/SVGA
Simultaneous H.264 1080p (25/30 fps) + H.264 D1 (25/30 fps)
Operation
Image
Setting
Brightness
Exposure
Sharpness
Manual
Auto-iris, Auto/Fixed Shutter
Manual
Contrast
Manual/Auto/ATW
Hue
Backlight
Compensation
Digital Zoom
WDR
3DNR
Manual
Privacy Mask
(Video Mask)
IR Function
Two-way Audio
Audio
Compression
Input
Alarm
Output
Event Notification
Languages
MicroSD/SDHC Card
Recording
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On/Off
Supported (x2 to x8)
On/Off + 3 levels
On/Off + 3 levels (with Latitude), On/Off + 6 levels (without Latitude)
Web interface: On/Off. Up to five embedded web interfaces are
supported in the streaming video output, but are not supported by
Latitude. In the Latitude interface, the Privacy Mask is independent of
the camera’s on-screen display and is not embedded.
Day/Night (Auto/On/Off/Smart)
Line out/Line in
G.711/G.726 (not supported by Latitude)
5V 10kΩ pull up
Photo Relay Output 300V DC/AC
HTTP, FTP, SMTP
English, German, French, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese, Russian, and Korean
Up to 32GB microSD/SDHC card (card not included)
Technical Specifications
Analytics
Motion Detection
Regions of Interest
Motion Metadata
Triggered Actions
Tampering Alarm
On/Off, plus sampling pixel interval, detection level, sensitivity level,
and time interval settings.
Web interface: Configurable up to 10 ROI masks.
Latitude interface: Configurable up to six ROI masks.
Streaming and recorded video includes per frame level motion
metadata. Motion metadata is archive searchable by ROI via the
Latitude ControlCenter user interface.
Notifications, On-Event Recording and Relay Output Command.
Includes configurable alarms and broad range of recording on
detection of video and snapshots.
On/Off, plus duration, on-event notification, recording to SD card, and
more are supported as events in Latitude.
IR Illuminator (CM-3211/4221-10-I/11-I)
Working Distance
15.24 meters (50 ft.)
Wavelength
850nm
LEDs
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Network
Interface
Protocol
Password Levels
Security
Internet Browser
User Accounts
10/100Mbps Ethernet, Auto-sensing, Full/Half-Duplex
IPv4/v6, TCP/IP, UDP, RTP, RTSP, HTTP, HTTPS, ICMP, FTP, SMTP, DHCP,
PPPoE, UPnP, IGMP, SNMP, QoS, and ONVIF
User and Administrator
HTTPS, IP Filter, IEEE 802.1x
Internet Explorer (IE 7, 8, and 9)
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Mechanical
Connectors
Power
Ethernet
Audio
Alarm
Analog
Video
LED Indicator
Weatherproof Standard
Mechanical IR Cut Filter
3-pin terminal block
RJ45
4-pin terminal block with audio input and audio output
4-pin terminal block with 2-pin alarm input and 2-pin relay output
1.0V p-p/75Ω, BNC (continuously enabled)
Power, Link, ACT
IP66 on CM-3211/4221-01, CM-3211/4221-11, and CM-3211/4221-11-I
On CM-3211/4221-01, CM-3211/4221-11, and CM-3211/4221-11-I
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Physical
Dimensions
Weight
CM-3211/4221-00
CM-3211/4221-01
CM-3211/4221-1x
149 x 131 mm
(5.9 x 5.2 in.)
0.7 kg (1.5 lbs.)
151 x 130 mm
(5.9 x 5.1 in.)
0.8 kg (1.8 lbs.)
151 x 130 mm
(5.9 x 5.1 in.)
0.8 kg (1.8 lbs.)
CM-3211/4221-00
CM-3211/4221-01
5W
12W
(w/ heater and fan)
Electrical
CM-3211/4221-1x
Power Consumption
(Watts)
Power Source
-10
-10-I -11
-11-I
15.6
18.6
18.6
15.6
12VDC/24VAC/PoE
Environmental
CM-3211/4221-00
Operating Temperature
Humidity
CM-3211/4221-01
CM-3211/4221-1x
@12VDC:
-10° to 50°C
-30°to 50°C
(-14° to 122°F)
(-22°F to 122°F)
w/ heater and fan
10-90% non-condensing
@24VAC:
-35° to 50°C
(-31° to 122°F)
w/ heater and fan
General
Regulatory
Warranty
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US
Europe
FCC Part 15 (Subpart B, Class A) UL
CE-marked, EN55022-1998 Class A, EN55024, RoHS
Lifetime covering parts
Device Search Software
A.2. Device Search Software
A.2.1 Initial Camera Configuration
To perform the initial camera configuration:
1. Unpack the camera. Rotate and remove the protective cover.
2. Remove the PE cloth sheet and lens cap. Attach the dome cover to the body.
3. Insert the RJ45 plug at the end of the network cable into the network port of the camera.
4. Do one of the following:
o
Copy and run the devicesearch.exe from the included CD.
Note:
Device Search is an alternative software to DNA. Either of these programs
may be used. Both are supplied on the included CD.
o
From the Latitude Sidebar, run the Unified Configurator by selecting Applications >
Device Configuration Tool and then on the Unified Configurator screen, click DVTEL
HD Series.
5. In the Device Search application, click Device Search and do the following:
a. In the search results, click on the camera to select it.
b. Right-click and select from the shortcut menu Network Setup.
Figure 99: Device Search Application
c. In the dialog that appears, select Static IP.
d. Enter the IP Address, Gateway and Netmask (network mask) as needed and click OK.
6. Disconnect the Ethernet cable. The camera is ready for deployment in a site installation
(mounting).
Note:
The camera can be connected to a PC for bench installation via an Ethernet crosscable.
Note:
The camera default IP Address and the subnet mask IP Address are automatically
supplied by the DHCP server.
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Tip:
A camera setup adapter, such as Veracity Pinpoint, can be used to connect a
laptop directly to the camera when using PoE.
A.2.2 Searching and Accessing the Camera with Device Search
Device Search provides a central location for listing all the DVTEL CM, CF and CP camera models
accessible over the network. Once listed, each camera can be right-clicked to access and change the
network settings.
Once the network settings are changed, a new search will relist the units. The units may then be
configured via the web interface.
If DVTEL Latitude is being used, configure the unit with a static IP address rather than with DHCP.
This ensures that the IP address will not automatically change in the future and interfere with
configurations and communication.
The camera must be made accessible for the network’s addressing. For initial access to the camera,
do either of the following and search and configure the camera’s network settings via Device Search:

In Latitude, the Device Configuration Tool (Unified Configurator) can be accessed from the
Applications menu, if AdminCenter is available. Click the DVTEL HD Series button.

Run devicesearch.exe, which can be found in the Device Search folder in the supplied CD.
Note:
Device Search is an alternative software to DNA. Either of these programs
may be used. They are supplied in the included CD.
A.2.3 Configuring Communication Settings of a Quasar Camera
1. Connect the camera to the network on the same VLAN/LAN as the workstation.
2. If the network supports the default, open Device Search by doing one of the following:
a. Access the Device Configuration Tool (Unified Configurator) from the Applications
menu, if the AdminCenter in Latitude is available. Click the DVTEL HD Series button.
b. Run devicesearch.exe which can be found in the Device Search folder in the
supplied CD.
Note:
Device Search is an alternative software to DNA. Either of these programs
may be used. They are supplied on the included CD.
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3. In the Device Search application, click the Device Search button. See Figure 99: Device
Search Application.
4. If the Windows Firewall is enabled, a security alert window will pop up. Do the following:
a. Click Unblock to continue. Latitude users should consult the Latitude Installation
Instructions on disabling the Windows Firewall.
Figure 100: Windows Security Alert
b) Click Device Search again. All the discovered IP devices will be listed in the page, as
shown in the figure below. The camera’s default IP address is automatically set by
the DHCP server.
5. Right-click on the camera whose network property is to be changed. From the menu that
opens, select Network Setup. The Network Setup dialog is displayed.
Tip:
Record the camera’s MAC address for future reference.
6. To access Device Search, do one of the following:
a) For DHCP (not supported by Latitude):
i)
Select DHCP. Do not use for Latitude.
ii) Click Apply. When prompted with instructions to search again after one minute,
click OK.
iii) After one minute, click Device Search.
b) For Static IP (recommended for Latitude users):
i)
Select Static IP (preferable for security and Latitude users). In the IP Address,
Gateway, and Netmask, enter the respective LAN/VLAN (optional DNS) values.
ii) Click Apply. When prompted with instructions to search again after one minute,
click OK.
iii) After one minute, click Device Search. The communication settings should now
be changed and ready to install the camera on the network. Access it either via
the browser-based viewer or Latitude NVMS.
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7. Right-click and select Browse to directly access the camera via a web browser. The
default web browser opens and requests access to the camera IP address.
Figure 101: Device Search Application – Select Browse
8. When the web browser contacts the camera IP, do the following:
a) Log in using the default user name Admin and password 1234.
Note:
ID and password are case-sensitive.
Note:
It is strongly advised that administrator’s password be altered for security
reasons.
b) If the Information Bar (just below the URL bar) prompts for permission to install the
ActiveX Control for displaying video in the browser (see the figure below), right-click
on the Information Bar. Select Install ActiveX Control to allow the installation.
Figure 102: Device Search Application – Select Install ActiveX Control
9. If a security warning window prompt appears, click Install.
Figure 103: Security Warning Window
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10. If the wizard appears for installing the component application DCViewer, follow the
instructions to complete the installation.
Note:
If the password is changed and DVTEL Latitude AdminCenter Discovery
feature is in use, deselect all other proprietary types. Select DVTEL HD Series
so that the new password can be configured in the Discovery tab settings.
Additionally, you can change the camera’s network property (either DHCP or Static IP) directly in the
device finding list. Refer to the following section for changing the camera’s network property.
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A.3. Internet Security Settings
If ActiveX control installation is blocked, either set Internet security level to default or change
ActiveX controls and plug-in settings.
To set the default Internet security level:
1. Start Internet Explorer (IE).
2. From the Command Bar toolbar, select Tools and select Internet Options from the menu that
appears.
Figure 104: Command Bar Toolbar – Select Internet Options
3. In the Internet Options window that appears, select the Security tab.
4. Select
in Select a zone to view or change security settings.
5. If the settings are not defined as default, select Default Level and move the Allowed levels
for this zone slider to Medium-high and select OK.
Figure 105: Internet Options Screen
6. Close all browsers and reopen so that the settings take effect.
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Internet Security Settings
ActiveX Controls and Plug-in Settings
To create a custom level:
1. Start Internet Explorer (IE).
2. From the Command Bar toolbar, select Tools and select Internet Options from the menu that
appears.
Figure 106: Command Bar Toolbar – Internet Options
3. In the Internet Options window that appears, select the Security tab.
4. If not already selected, select
, then select Custom Level.
5. In the dialog that appears, under ActiveX controls and plug-ins set ALL the following options
(listed below) to Enable or Prompt:

Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls

Binary and script behaviors

Download signed ActiveX controls

Download using ActiveX controls

Initialize and script ActiveX not marked as
safe

Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins

Script ActiveX controls marked safe for
scripting
Figure 107: Schedule Screen
6. Click OK to accept the settings and close the Security screen.
7. Click OK to close the Internet Options screen.
8. Close the browser window and restart IE again to access the camera.
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A.4. Install UPnP Components
Follow the instructions below to enable UPnP so that the camera can be discovered and displayed in
Network locations under Other Devices:
To enable UPnP discovery in Windows 7 and Windows 8:
1. Click
(Start) and select Control Panel.
2. Click on Network and Internet.
3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
4. Click Change advanced sharing settings.
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5. Expand the Home or Work node, select Turn on network discovery.
6. Click Save Changes.
Note:
Network discovery requires that the DNS Client, Function Discovery Resource
Publication, SSDP Discovery, and UPnP Device Host services are started, that
network discovery is allowed to communicate through Windows Firewall, and that
other firewalls are not interfering with network discovery.
To check that the UPnP Device Host services are running:
1. Click
(Start) and type in the Search programs and files field services.msc and then
select services.msc from the displayed Programs. The Services manager dialog box appears.
2. In the Services manager dialog box, scroll down the list to UPnP Device Host and verify that
it shows the status Started. If Started is not displayed, right-click and select Start from the
shortcut menu.
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A.5. Deleting the Existing DCViewer
Users who have previously installed the DCViewer in the PC should first delete the existing DCViewer
from the PC before accessing the camera.
To delete a legacy DCViewer:
1. Click
Start and select Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, click Uninstall a program.
3. From the installed program list, select DCViewer and then, on the banner bar,
click Uninstall.
4. If prompted to confirm the Uninstall, click Yes.
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A.6. Deleting Temporary Internet Files
To improve browser performance, it is recommended to clean up all of the temporary Internet files.
To delete temporary Internet files:
1. In Internet Explorer (IE), from the Command Bar toolbar, click Tools and select Internet
Options from the menu that appears.
2. In the General tab in the Internet Options dialog box, click Delete.
3. In the Delete Browser History dialog box that appears, select Temporary Internet files.
Deselect Cookies and History to keep this data. Then click Delete.
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A.7. Connecting Leads to a Spring Clamp Terminal Block
The unit is delivered with two terminal block connectors. The connectors enable you to connect
wires for either the Relay Output or Alarm Input and then connect them to the unit.
Figure 108: Spring Clamp Terminal Block
To connect a wire to the spring clamp terminal block:
1. Strip the insulation form the end of each wire that is to be connected to the terminal
block. Approximately 1 cm (2.54”) of wire should be exposed.
2. With a small screwdriver, press in and hold the orange spring clamp button next to the
female outlet where the wire will be inserted.
3. Insert the stripped end of the wire into the female outlet.
4. Release the orange spring clamp button.
Figure 109: Connecting a Wire to a Terminal Block
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A.8. Mounting Accessories
The following mounting accessories are available from DVTEL for installation of your Quasar
CM-3211/4221 Series Compact Fixed Dome IP Camera. For more information on available options,
contact your DVTEL sales representative or visit www.DVTEL.com to request details on where to get
the accessories you need.
Image
Name
Description
CM-RCSD-0
CM Series Mini-Dome
Recessed Mount
CX-TRIA-0
CM Series Mini-Dome
Corner Mount
CM-CAPX-0
CM Series Mini-Dome
Pendant Mount
CX-ARMX-0
Short Arm Bracket
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Name
Description
CX-ARMX-1
Long Arm Bracket
CX-CRNR-0
Corner Bracket fits CXARMX-0 and CX-ARMX-1.
CX-F150-1
Pendant Mounting
Adapter Ring adapts all
pendant cameras to
common legacy 1-1/2"
female pipe mounts. Fits
DVTEL legacy mounts and
many others.
CX-PIPE-0
Short Pipe straight tube
(9.8") for pendant mount
Mounting Accessories
Image
Name
Description
CX-PIPE-1
Long Pipe straight tube
(19.7") for pendant
mount.
CX-POLE-0
Pole-Mount Bracket fits
CX-ARMX-0 and CX-ARMX1.
CX-WLBX-0
Wall Mount Box fits CXARMX-0 and CX-ARMX-1.
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Contacting DVTEL
DVTEL Inc. is a multiple award-winning market leader in the development and delivery of intelligent
security solutions over IP networks. DVTEL provides unified solutions that leverage existing network
infrastructure, while providing unmatched levels of flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness - all
backed by superior customer support.
To contact us, write us at [email protected], or contact your local office.
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
DVTEL, Inc.
65 Challenger Road
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
USA
Tel: +1 201.368.9700
Fax: +1 201.368.2615
[email protected]
ASIA PACIFIC REGION
DVTEL
111 North Bridge Road, #27-01
Peninsula Plaza
Singapore 179098
Tel: +65 6389 1815
Fax: +65 6491 5660
[email protected]
ANZ AND THE PACIFIC ISLANDS
DVTEL
37 Victoria Street
Henley Beach, SA 5022
Australia
Tel: +61 8 8235 9211
Fax: +61 8 8235 9255
[email protected]
EMEA
DVTEL UK Ltd.
7 Lancaster Court
Coronation Road
High Wycombe
HP12 3TD England
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 430240
Fax: +44 (0) 1494 446928
[email protected]
INDIA AND SAARC, GULF REGION
DVTEL, India Pvt., Ltd
303 SSR Corporate Park
Mathura Road
Faridabad 121002
Haryana, India
Tel: +91 (129) 431 5031
Fax: +91 (129) 431 5033
[email protected]
CENTRAL AND LATIN AMERICA
DVTEL Mexico S.A.P.I. de C.V.
Felipe Villanueva No. 10
Col. Guadalupe Inn
México D. F. 01020
México
Tel: +52 55 5580 5618
Fax: +52 55 8503 4299
[email protected]
DVTEL NORTH ASIA
2404, 24/F, World-Wide House
19 Des Voeux Road Central
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3667 9295
Mobile: +852 9479 4195
[email protected]
DVTEL 中国
北京朝阳区西大望路甲1号 温特莱中心B座12层09
单元 100026
电话: +86-10-8586-8836
手机: +86-13501266857
传真: +86-10-8586-8815
邮箱: [email protected]
To request the latest versions of firmware and software or to download other product-related
documents, visit http://www.DVTEL.com/support. If you have obtained a login, go to our support
gateway. For assistance, email us at [email protected] or phone 1-888-DVTEL77.
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