TruVision DVR 12 Quick Start Guide
TVR 12 Quick Start Guide
Figure 1: Back panel connections
1. Loop through for up to 16 analog cameras
(depends on DVR model).
2. Connect to a RS-232 device.
3. Connect up to four alarm inputs.
4. Connect one alarm relay output.
5. Connect four audio inputs to RCA connectors.
6. Connect up to 16 analog cameras to BNC
connectors (depends on model of DVR).
7. Connect to an optional USB device such as a
mouse, CD/DVD burner or HDD.
8. Connect one CCTV monitor (BNC-type
9. Connect to a HDTV. The HDMI connection
supports both digital audio and video.
10. Connect to a VGA monitor.
11. Connect to speakers for audio output.
12. Connect to a network.
13. Connect to a RS-485 device such as a PTZ
camera or a keypad.
14. Connect to the 12 VDC PSU (enclosed).
15. Power switch (on/off).
16. Connect to ground.
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Figure 2: Front panel controls
USB port.
CD/DVD burner (optional).
Eject button: Press to eject CD/DVD disc.
Archive button: Press once to enter quick
archive mode. Press twice to start archiving.
5. Display and Seq buttons: In live view mode,
press Display to toggle through the single and
multiviews. Press Seq to start/stop sequencing
in live view mode.
In menu mode, press Enter to select a menu
6. Channel buttons. Switch between different
cameras in live view, PTZ control or playback
7. Live, Menu and Search buttons: Press Live to
switch to live view mode. Press Menu to enter
or exit the main menu. In live mode, press
Search to enter the advanced search menu.
8. Status LEDs. Indicates the status of the HDD,
network, and Watchdog, as well as whether there
is an external alarm.
9. Alarm button: Press to manually acknowledge
an alarm.
10. Enter and arrow buttons: Use the Direction
buttons to navigate in the menus and to control
playback. Press Enter to confirm menu selection.
11. IR receiver.
Reverse: In live view
12. Playback buttons:
mode, use to play back earliest video. In
playback mode, play back a camera in the
reverse direction. Pause: In live view; freeze
the last image for all active cameras. In playback
mode, stop playback. Play: In live view mode,
play all-day playback of the selected camera. In
playback mode, play back the camera in the
forward direction.
Figure 3: Quick access toolbar
1. Freeze: Freeze live image of the selected
2. Manual recording: Start/stop manual
3. Instant playback: Play back the recorded video
from the last five minutes.
4. Audio: Enable/disable audio output.
5. Quick snapshot: Capture a snapshot of a video
6. PTZ control: Enter PTZ control mode.
7. Digital zoom: Enter digital zoom.
8. Image settings: Modify the image lighting levels.
9. Text show: Display inserted text on screen.
10. Close: Close the toolbar.
TVR 12 Quick Start Guide
Package contents
3. Set up the unit with the required settings
using the setup Wizard.
The TruVision DVR 12 (model TVR 12) is
shipped with the following items:
First-time use
IR (infrared) remote control
Two AAA batteries for the remote control
AC power cords
USB mouse
Video loop through cable
CD with software and manuals
TruVision DVR 12 Quick Start Guide
TruVision DVR 12 User Manual (on CD)
TruVision Recorder Operator Guide (on
Installation environment
Refer to the user manual for detailed
information, but observe these important
Place the unit in a secure location.
Ensure that the unit is in a well-ventilated
Do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
Quick install
The TVR 12 has an express installation wizard
that lets you easily configure basic DVR
settings when first used. It configures all
cameras simultaneously. The configuration
can then be customized as required.
By default, the setup wizard will start once the
DVR has loaded. The wizard walks you
through some of the more important settings
of your DVR. Select the preferred language for
the system and then enter the administrator
password. The default admin password is
1234. It is strongly recommended that this
password is changed.
The wizard will then guide you through the
menus to set the time and date, network
configuration, HDD management, and
recording configuration.
When all the required changes have been
entered, click Finish to exit the wizard. The
TVR 12 is now ready to use. Recording starts
Operating the TVR 12
There are several ways to control the unit:
Recommended steps for setting up the DVR:
Front panel
1. Connect all the devices required to the
back panel of the TVR 12. See Figure 1 on
page 1.
IR remote control
Basic connections:
Web browser
Connect the cameras to the BNC camera
inputs and monitor A to the BNC, VGA or
HDMI output. Connect the mouse to the
USB port in the front panel.
Front panel
Optional connections:
All the other connections shown are
optional and depend upon installation
2. Connect the power supply to the unit and
turn on the power.
TVR 12 Quick Start Guide
The buttons on the front panel control most
functions. See Figure 2 on page 2 for the
locations of the controls.
IR remote control
The IR remote control buttons are similar to
those on the front panel. Place the two AAA
batteries in the remote control.
To connect the remote control to the DVR:
Subnet mask -
1. Press Menu on the front panel or right-click
the mouse and select Menu. The main
menu screen appears.
Gateway address -
Server Port: 8000
HTTP Port: 80
RTSP port: 554
2. Select Display mode settings > Monitor.
3. Check the DVR device address value. The
default value is 255. The device address is
valid for all IR controls.
4. On the remote control press the Device
5. Enter the device address value. It must be
the same as that on the TVR 12.
Note: The following ports need to be followed
in the router in order to connect properly:
Server port and RTSP port.
Figure 4: Web browser interface
6. Press OK on the remote control.
USB mouse
The USB mouse provided with the TVR 12
operates all the functions of the DVR, unlike
the front panel, which has limited functionality.
The mouse lets you navigate and make
changes to settings in the user interface.
Connect the mouse to the DVR by plugging
the mouse USB connector into the USB port
on the back or front panel. The mouse is
immediately operational and the pointer
should appear.
Live view mode
Web browser control
Live mode is the normal operating mode of the
unit where you watch live pictures from the
The TVR 12 Web browser lets you view,
record, and play back videos as well as
manage all aspects of the DVR from any PC
with Internet access. The browser’s easy-touse controls give you quick access to all DVR
Regularly used functions in live view can be
quickly accessed by clicking the left-button of
the mouse when its cursor is on the camera
image. The shortcut pop-up toolbar appears.
See Figure 3 on page 2 for a description of
the functions available.
To access the unit, open a web browser and
enter the IP address assigned to the DVR as a
web address. In the logon screen, enter the
default user ID and password:
Configuring the TVR 12
User ID: admin
Password: 1234
The default values for TVR 12 network
settings are:
DHCP: Disabled by default.
IP address -
The TVR 12 has an icon-driven menu
structure that allows you to configure the unit’s
parameters. Each command icon displays a
screen that lets you edit a group of settings.
Most menus are available only to system
Refer to the TVR 12 user manual for detailed
information on configuring the unit.
TVR 12 Quick Start Guide
To access the main menu from live view:
Provides reference information
to the various toolbars and
menus within the interface.
 Press the Menu button on the remote
control or front panel.
- Or -
Provides access to logout,
reboot and shutdown options.
 Right-click the mouse and select Menu
from the pop-up menu.
The main menu screen appears. Move the
mouse over a command icon in the menu
toolbar and click to select it.
Power supply
12 VDC
Power consumption (without HDD or DVDR/W):
TVR 1204
TVR 1208
TVR 1216
Description of the command icons in the
menu toolbar:
Configures display settings.
Configures camera settings.
≤ 10 W
≤ 15 W
≤ 20 W
-10 to +55 ºC
(14 to 131 °F)
Relative humidity
10 to 90%
(W x H x D)
362 × 330 × 78 mm
(14.25 × 13.0 × 3.07
≤ 3 kg (6.6 lb.)
(without HDD or DVDR/W)
Configures recording settings.
Contact information
Configures standard network
For contact information, see, or
Configures alarm settings.
Configures PTZ settings.
Configures user settings.
Configures system settings.
TVR 12 Quick Start Guide
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