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SConfigurator
User Manual
SConfigurator
Software Release 4.0
User Manual
Verint Video Solutions
© 2005 Verint Systems Inc. All rights reserved.
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Publication date: April 21, 2005
Contents
Preface ......................................................................... v
About SConfigurator ..................................................vi
Who Should Read this Manual .....................................vi
How to Use this Manual ............................................. vii
Contents ............................................................ vii
Conventions ...................................................... viii
Related Documentation ....................................... viii
Related Nextiva Products ......................................ix
About Us ..................................................................ix
Chapter 1 „ Getting Started .......................................... 1
Computer Requirements ............................................. 2
Starting SConfigurator ............................................... 2
Changing SConfigurator Settings ................................. 3
IP Network .......................................................... 4
SSL .................................................................... 6
Chapter 2 „ Setting Up the Edge Devices ...................... 9
Discovering Edge Devices ..........................................10
Choosing Information to Display .................................14
Configuring a Device .................................................15
General Status ...................................................17
Network\Ethernet ...............................................19
Network\VSIP .....................................................20
Network\SSL ......................................................21
Network\NTP ......................................................22
Network\Wireless ................................................23
Network\Wireless\Link Status ...............................31
Network\Filters ...................................................33
Video ................................................................34
Video\Input ........................................................34
Video\Input\Encoder ...........................................35
Video Decoder ....................................................40
Serial Port ..........................................................40
Audio ................................................................42
Audio\Encoder ....................................................43
Audio\Decoder ....................................................44
Performing a Batch Network Configuration ...................45
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Chapter 3 „ Updating Firmware .................................. 47
Performing the Update ..............................................48
Firmware Update Messages ........................................51
Chapter 4 „ Enabling Security ..................................... 53
Building a Secure System ..........................................54
Establishing the Default Secure VSIP Connection ..........55
Adding a Device to the Trusted List .............................56
Chapter 5
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Troubleshooting an Edge Device .............. 57
Chapter 6 „ Managing Connections ............................. 61
Adding a Connection .................................................62
Removing a Connection .............................................64
Chapter 7 „ Accessing the CLI .................................... 65
SConfigurator Console ...............................................66
Telnet .....................................................................68
Chapter 8
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Appendix A
Aligning the Antenna ............................... 69
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DHCP Support and APIPA Service........... 71
Glossary ..................................................................... 73
Index .......................................................................... 81
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Preface
The SConfigurator User Manual presents the information and
procedures for configuring NextivaTM edge devices:
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Wired video servers:
†
S1500e series covering the S1500e, S1502e, S1504e,
and S1508e
†
S1600e
†
S1700e series
†
S1708e series covering the S1708e, S1712e, and
S1724e
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IP cameras—S2500e
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Wireless video servers—S1000w and S1100w
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Outdoor wireless bridge—S3100
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Preface
About SConfigurator
SConfigurator is a PC-based administration tool for use over
any TCP/IP network. SConfigurator is built on open standards
to provide long-term investment protection.
You use SConfigurator to:
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Configure Nextiva edge devices
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Add security in your system
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Get information on the devices connected on the network
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Connect video servers together
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Update the firmware of the devices
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Align the antennas of wireless devices
SConfigurator is shipped on the SmartSight Utilities CD.
Who Should Read this
Manual
This manual is intended for IT system administrators,
engineers, and technicians who will configure and manage the
Nextiva edge devices. It provides conceptual information on
how to use the SConfigurator software.
This manual assumes that you are familiar with:
„
General use of computers
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Microsoft Windows operating systems
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Local area networks (LANs) and basic IP data
communication concepts and practices
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How to Use this Manual
This manual contains all the information needed to configure
and manage Nextiva video servers and outdoor wireless
bridges.
Contents
The SConfigurator User Manual is divided into the following
chapters:
1. Getting Started—Explains how to start SConfigurator and
change its settings.
2. Setting Up the Edge Devices—Presents the procedures
for configuring the Nextiva edge devices.
3. Updating Firmware—Describes the procedures for
updating the firmware of the Nextiva edge devices.
4. Enabling Security—Explains how to secure
communication between SConfigurator and the edge
devices.
5. Troubleshooting an Edge Device—Includes a series of
frequently asked questions on device configuration.
6. Managing Connections—Explains how to create or
remove connections between transmitter and receiver
video servers.
7. Accessing the CLI—Describes the ways to access the
command line interface of the edge devices.
8. Aligning the Antenna—Explains how to align the antenna
of a wireless device with that of its master bridge.
The manual also includes the following appendix:
A DHCP Support and APIPA Service—Explains how the
dynamic host configuration protocol server and the
Microsoft APIPA service work.
A glossary and an index complete the manual.
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Conventions
The following typographic conventions are used throughout this
manual:
Visual cue
Connect
Advanced > VSIP
connection_name
S3100.zxh
Meaning
The name of an interface element you have to act
on. A key to press. The value of an interface
element.
Any sequence of steps (in the menu structure of
a graphical application, in the navigation
structure of a web site, and so on).
Text that must be replaced by a user-supplied
value. Text representing variable content.
The name of a command, file, or directory. Text
that appears on the screen. Examples of
user-supplied values.
Related Documentation
In addition to this manual, the following documentation is also
available on the SmartSight Utilities CD shipped with the edge
devices:
„
S1000w Series User Manual—Contains conceptual
information on the configuration, installation, and operation
of the S1000w devices.
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S1100w User Manual—Contains conceptual information on
the configuration, installation, and operation of the S1100w
devices.
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S1500e Series User Manual—Contains conceptual
information on the configuration, installation, and operation
of the S1500e series devices.
„
S1600e User Manual—Contains conceptual information on
the configuration, installation, and operation of the S1600e
devices.
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S1700e Series User Manual—Contains conceptual
information on the configuration, installation, and operation
of the S1700e series devices.
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S1708e Series User Manual—Contains conceptual
information on the configuration, installation, and operation
of the S1708e series devices.
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S2500e User Manual—Contains conceptual information on
the configuration, installation, and operation of the S2500e
IP cameras.
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S3100 User Manual—Contains conceptual information on
the configuration, installation, and operation of the S3100
outdoor wireless bridges.
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Release Notes—Contain information about SConfigurator
upgrades and known issues still under investigation, as well
as a description of features not covered in this version of
the documentation.
Related Nextiva Products
The S1000w, S1100w, S1500e series, S1700e series, S1708e
series, S2500e, and S3100 edge devices can be used with the
nDVRTM and Nextiva software packages from Verint Video
Solutions. For more details about these packages, visit our web
site. For pricing information, call your dealer.
About Us
Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT) is a leading global provider of
video security, surveillance and business intelligence solutions.
Verint Video Solutions transform digital video into actionable
intelligence: timely, mission-critical insights for faster, more
effective decisions.
Today, more than 1000 companies in 50 countries use Verint
Systems solutions to enhance security, boost operational
efficiency, and fuel profitability.
Web Site
For information about the Nextiva line of products, visit
www.verint.com/videosolutions.
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Preface
To download application notes and user documentation, as well
as request the latest versions of firmware and software, you
need access to the Verint Video Solutions partner extranet. To
register, go to www.verint.com/smartsight/support.
The data sheets of the edge devices are also available directly
at www.verint.com/smartsight/support.
Support
If you encounter any type of problem after reading this manual,
contact your local distributor or Verint Video Solutions
representative. You can also use the following sections on the
Verint Video Solutions partner extranet web site to find the
answers to your questions:
„
SmartSight FAQ
„
SmartSight Requests
„
SmartSight My Account
Verint Video Solutions technical support personnel is available
to help you use your Nextiva edge devices and the related
software:
„
By phone: 1 888 494-7337 (North America) or
+1 450 686-9000 Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to
17:30 EST
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By fax: +1 450 686-0198
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Getting Started
Before using SConfigurator to configure Nextiva edge devices,
you need to set parameters for the IP network and for SSL
(Secure Sockets Layer) security.
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Computer Requirements
The minimum software and hardware requirements for the
computer needed to use SConfigurator are:
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Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 or higher, or Windows XP
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An Ethernet network card
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A serial port (not through a USB converter)
Starting SConfigurator
The SConfigurator tool is part of the SmartSight Utilities CD.
For the latest version of the tool, visit the Verint Video Solutions
web site (Firmware Upgrades section).
To start SConfigurator:
1. Each time you have a new software version, copy the
SConfigurator.exe file to the hard disk of your computer.
2. In the Windows file manager, start the SConfigurator.exe
program.
The SConfigurator window appears.
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The SConfigurator main window has three tabs:
Tab
General
Units
Connections
Description
To change SConfigurator options, to enter the command
line interface (CLI), and to align the antennas of
wireless devices
To get an inventory of the Nextiva edge devices on the
IP network, to configure them, and to perform firmware
updates
To manage the point-to-point connections between
video servers
Changing SConfigurator
Settings
Program options allow you to set SConfigurator parameters
relative to the IP network and to SSL.
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IP Network
The following SConfigurator settings are mainly used to
discover Nextiva devices on the IP network; for more
information about the discovery process, see page 10. The
settings are:
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„
IP Address of the PC—The unique IP address of the
computer where SConfigurator runs. You do not normally
have to change this value, since SConfigurator
automatically detects it. However, you can change the
displayed value if:
†
You are using two Ethernet cards on your PC.
†
You are using a virtual private network (VPN).
†
The IP address of the computer has changed.
Detect All Units on LAN—The indication of whether all
devices connected to the same LAN as the PC and having
the same VSIP port as SConfigurator will be discovered,
even those whose IP addresses are not part of the same
subnet as the computer.
Note: This setting works only with the broadcast detection
method. If you select it, SConfigurator automatically
switches to broadcast, even if the Discovery IP
Address field displays the multicast address.
You typically activate this setting to discover the new
devices on the network and those in APIPA mode (for more
information about APIPA, see page 71). When it is
activated, device discovery will take more time.
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VSIP Port—The communication port used for VSIP (video
services over IP) command-and-control messaging
between SConfigurator and Nextiva devices. You have to
set the port number to the same value in SConfigurator and
in the devices to be configured. The default VSIP port is
5510.
Note: VSIP ports 9541, 65500, and those under 1024 are
reserved and should never be used, not even for
serial port, video, or audio communication.
Furthermore, all devices and SConfigurator have the ability
to receive messages on a hard-coded VSIP port, 9541,
called the common port.
Unless otherwise specified, the phrase VSIP port refers to
the configurable port and not to the common port.
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Discovery IP Address—The communication method and
associated IP address SConfigurator will use to detect
Nextiva devices on the network. Contact your system
administrator to know which method your network
supports. Possible methods are:
†
Broadcast—Sending a message to all devices physically
connected to the same network as SConfigurator; it
may not reach devices on other LANs. The broadcast IP
address is 255.255.255.255. (Default)
†
Multicast—Sending a message to a selected group of
devices. With the multicast method, SConfigurator can
discover devices located across multiple networks, but
not through the Internet. The current multicast IP
address is 224.16.32.1 and should not be changed.
To change the SConfigurator IP network settings:
1. In the General tab, click Program Options.
The Program Options window appears.
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2. If required, change the IP address of the computer and the
detection scope.
3. To change the configurable VSIP port, do one of the
following steps:
†
In the VSIP Port field, type its new value.
†
To reset it to its default value, click Default.
†
To set it to the common value, click Common.
4. To set the discovery IP address, click Reset to Broadcast
or Reset to Multicast depending on your supported
discovery method.
5. Click OK.
SSL
You can enable the SSL protocol between SConfigurator and
Nextiva devices. This way, VSIP communication occurring on
the IP network will be secure. For more information about SSL,
see the “Enabling Security” chapter on page 53.
By default, SConfigurator can communicate with devices
holding an SSL certificate (SSL-enabled devices) as well as
non-SSL devices. However, you can increase security by forcing
SConfigurator to communicate only with SSL-enabled devices
that it trusts and that share the same SSL passkey.
The SConfigurator SSL settings are:
„
Trusted Unit List—The list of trusted Nextiva devices that
SConfigurator will manage in a secure system.
„
Enable Security—The indication of whether SConfigurator
can communicate only with SSL-enabled devices that are
included in the trusted list and that share the same SSL
passkey.
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Enter SSL Passkey—To change the password shared by
SConfigurator and SSL-enabled devices to establish a
secure VSIP connection.
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To change the SConfigurator SSL settings:
1. In the General tab, click Program Options.
The Program Options window appears.
2. To create the trusted unit list:
a. In the SSL box, click Browse.
b. Choose the directory that will hold the list.
c.
In the File name field, enter a meaningful name, then
click Open.
The path and name of the list appear in the Trusted Unit
List field.
3. To change the trusted unit list, click Browse, then select
the desired file.
4. To force SConfigurator to communicate only with
SSL-enabled devices that are part of the trusted list, check
Enable Security.
5. To change the SSL passkey:
a. Click Enter SSL Passkey.
The SSL Passkey window appears.
b. Type the passkey, then click OK.
You will need to enter this passkey each time you start
SConfigurator in security-enabled mode.
6. Click OK.
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Edge Devices
You can perform the following tasks in the Units tab of the
SConfigurator window:
„
Discovering edge devices on the network
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Choosing information to display
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Configuring edge devices
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Performing a batch network configuration
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Discovering Edge Devices
The Units tab displays the devices that have been discovered by
SConfigurator on the IP network. The number of devices found
varies depending on the following settings (which are part of
the program options described on page 4):
„
The communication method used to detect devices on the
network
„
The VSIP port
„
The Detect All Units on LAN setting
Regardless of the number of devices to discover, you should
take into account the SSL security status in SConfigurator
(described on page 6).
To present the discovery scenarios, consider the following
network configuration:
Configured device
APIPA device
8
9
Lost device
7
Internet
SConfigurator
ADSL router
Router
LAN 1
6
LAN 2
Configured device
1
3
4
Lost device
APIPA device
Lost device
5
APIPA device
2
Configured device
Three types of devices (which can be wired or wireless video
servers, or outdoor wireless bridges) are presented:
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A properly configured device having the same VSIP port as
SConfigurator (Configured device)
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A device in APIPA mode: A brand new device, a device
having been through a factory reset, a device with a
duplicate IP address, or a device unable to receive an
address from a DHCP server (APIPA device)
For more information about APIPA, see page 71.
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A device whose VSIP port and IP address are unknown
(Lost device)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Discovered devices
Detect All Units on LAN
Common VSIP port
Unicast
Multicast
Broadcast
Scenario
The following discovery scenarios are available:
2
1,
2,
1,
2,
2,
2,
2,
2
3
2,
6
3,
6,
3,
3
4, 6
9
4, 6, 7, 9
The scenarios with the broadcast method are:
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SConfigurator can find devices only on the local network,
provided they share the same VSIP port (device 2).
„
The Detect All Units on LAN setting works only in broadcast
mode. This setting helps detect the APIPA device
(device 1), which resides on a subnet different from that of
the computer. Their VSIP ports need to be the same.
„
The common port is required to find the lost device
(device 3), since its configured VSIP port is different from
SConfigurator’s.
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The scenarios with the multicast method are:
„
SConfigurator can locate devices attached to remote
networks (device 6, provided they share the same VSIP
port), but not through the Internet.
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SConfigurator cannot find the APIPA devices (devices 1 and
5), since they require the Detect All Units on LAN setting
available only with the broadcast method.
„
The common port helps locate the lost devices (devices 3
and 4).
The scenarios with the unicast method are:
„
Each device is discovered individually. Typically, you use
unicast when the device cannot be located with the
broadcast or multicast methods.
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SConfigurator can detect all devices sharing the same VSIP
port, even those accessible only through Internet
(device 9), provided you know their individual IP
addresses.
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SConfigurator cannot locate the APIPA devices (devices 1,
5, and 8) since they require the Detect All Units on LAN
setting available only with the broadcast method.
„
The common port helps locate the lost devices (devices 3,
4, and 7).
In the Units tab, you use the Discover button to find many
devices with the broadcast or multicast method (depending on
the Discovery IP Address setting in the program options). To
discover a single device with the unicast method, you use the
Add function. Be aware however that most unicast-discovered
devices will disappear from the Units box the next time you
click Discover, since the list is emptied before the broadcast or
multicast command is launched.
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To discover devices with the broadcast or multicast
method:
‹
In the Units tab, click Discover.
The discovered devices appear in the Units box.
If unknown devices appear, see the probable causes in the
“Troubleshooting an Edge Device” chapter on page 57.
To find a specific device with the unicast method:
1. In the Units tab, click Add.
The Add Unit window appears.
2. Enter the IP address of the device you want to find, then
click OK.
The device is added to the Units box.
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Choosing Information to
Display
You can select the columns that will appear in the Units box.
The available columns are:
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Unit Name—A meaningful name given to the device in the
System Status tab.
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Type—The function of the device. Possible values are:
Receiver, Transmitter, and VBridge.
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Address—The IP address of the device.
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Port—The configurable VSIP port of the device.
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Product—The type of the Nextiva device (for example,
S1100w, S1500e, S3100, and so on).
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Firmware—The version of the firmware in the device.
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VSIP—The type of VSIP connection between the device and
SConfigurator. Possible values are:
†
UDP—A connection type used for point-to-multipoint
messaging. It is not used anymore and remains for
backward compatibility only.
†
TCP—An error-free connection (default).
†
SSL—A TCP connection secured with SSL.
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Secured—The indication of whether the Enable Security
option is enabled in the device.
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Trusted—The indication of whether the device is part of the
trusted list (for more information, see page 6).
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To choose the information to display:
1. In the Units box, right-click any device.
2. From the contextual menu, choose Choose Columns.
The Choose Columns window appears.
3. Select the desired columns, then click OK.
Configuring a Device
SConfigurator allows you to change or display several settings
for the devices:
Setting
S1500e series,
S1600e, S1700e
series, S1708e
series
S1000w,
S1100w
S2500e
S3100
General
Network
Ethernet, VSIP,
SSL, NTP
Wireless
Filters
Link status
Video encoder
Video decoder
Serial port
Audio
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
-T
-R
3
3
3
optional
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Since the S1500e series, S1700e series, S1708e series,
S2500e, and S1100w devices are mainly used with a video
management software (rather than in point-to-point
connections), you should not configure them entirely with
SConfigurator, since their settings will be overwritten in the
software. In this context, only the initial configuration (for the
wired devices) and the wireless settings (for the S1100w)
should be performed with SConfigurator.
The S1100 devices are not specifically covered, since you will
use the SmartSight Configuration Assistant tool to configure
them. However, you may have to use SConfigurator to change
their wireless settings when the devices are part of a repeater
setup.
To access the configuration parameters:
1. In the Units box, double-click the desired device.
A Unit Configuration window appears.
Parameter tree
2. In the parameter tree, click the desired category, then
make the necessary changes. You may have to expand a
category name by clicking the plus (+) sign to its left.
3. Click OK.
Each time you change one or more settings then click OK, a
confirmation window appears. After you confirm the changes,
the device may reboot.
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General Status
At the root of the parameter tree, in the Unit pane, you find
system status information on the device: type, firmware
version, and uptime.
Also, you can change the following parameters:
„
For the S1100w and S3100 devices, you may have to set
the country of operation. Depending on the country, the
available frequency bands may differ and the DFS (Dynamic
Frequency Selection) and TPC (Transmit Power Control)
regulations may apply.
For more information about these regulations, refer to the
user manual of the device.
„
You should assign a meaningful name to every device. This
name will be displayed in the Units box, under the Unit
Name column.
Furthermore, the Unit pane allows you to execute the following
operations:
„
Identify the device—Makes the status LED of the device
flash red rapidly to recognize it among a large set of
devices.
„
Reboot the device—Performs a warm boot of the device.
This operation will keep the current device configuration.
„
Load default settings—Resets all configuration parameters
to their factory settings. For a list of these settings, refer to
the “Factory Default Configuration” appendix in the user
manual of the device.
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To access the general settings:
1. In the parameter tree, click Unit.
2. To change the name of the device, enter a meaningful
name in the Unit Name field.
3. If required, select the country of operation of the device.
4. To reboot the device or load its default settings:
a. Click Reboot Unit or Load Default Settings
respectively.
A confirmation message appears.
b. Click Yes.
5. To identify the device:
a. Check Identify Unit.
The status LED flashes red.
b. To reset the LED to its previous state, clear Identify
Unit.
6. Click OK.
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Network\Ethernet
The Network\Ethernet pane allows you to set a series of IP
network parameters:
„
Use DHCP—The indication of whether a DHCP (dynamic
host configuration protocol) server will be used to provide a
valid network configuration for your device. For details on
DHCP support, see Appendix A on page 71.
DHCP takes care of the IP address, subnet mask, and
gateway information.
„
IP Address—The unique 32-bit IP address of the device.
„
Subnet Mask—The binary configuration specifying in which
subnet the IP address of the device belongs. A subnet is a
portion of a network that shares a common address
component. Unless otherwise specified by your network
administrator, it is recommended that you use a subnet
mask of 255.255.255.0.
„
Gateway—The IP address of your gateway. A gateway
represents a network point that acts as an entrance to
another network. Contact your network administrator for
the correct gateway information.
Warning: Never use the IP address of the device as the
gateway value.
You can perform a batch network configuration if you have
many devices to configure. For the procedure, see page 45.
To change the Ethernet network settings:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Network structure,
then click Ethernet.
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2. Change the desired settings.
3. Click OK.
Network\VSIP
The Network\VSIP pane contains the parameters related to the
VSIP (video services over IP) protocol. The values of these
parameters must be the same in the device and in
SConfigurator. For more information about the available
discovery methods, see page 5.
„
VSIP Port—The VSIP port used by the device to
communicate with SConfigurator. The default value of all
Nextiva devices is 5510.
Note: VSIP ports 9541, 65500, and those under 1024 are
reserved and should not be used, not even for serial
port, video, or audio communication.
„
Discovery Address—The IP address used by the device to
make its presence known to SConfigurator with the
broadcast method. The broadcast address is
255.255.255.255.
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Multicast Discovery Address—The IP address used by the
device to make its presence known to SConfigurator with
the multicast method. The current multicast address is
224.16.32.1 and should not be changed.
To change the VSIP settings:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Network structure,
then click VSIP.
2. Change the desired settings.
3. Click OK.
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Network\SSL
On devices with an SSL digital certificate, you can enable
security so that they will only accept secure VSIP connections.
Once a device is in secure mode, you cannot access it anymore
with Telnet, you cannot perform firmware updates through the
IP network on it, and its access through the web interface (for
the S1600e, S1700e, and S2500e devices).
To enable SSL security on the device, the parameters are:
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Enable Security—The indication of whether the device only
accepts SSL VSIP connections.
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Change SSL Passkey—To change the password shared by
SConfigurator and all SSL-enabled devices to establish a
secure system. You can change it only if the connection
between the device and SConfigurator is secure.
For more information about SSL, see the “Enabling Security”
chapter on page 53.
To change the SSL settings:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Network structure,
then click SSL.
2. To change the SSL passkey:
a. Click Change SSL Passkey.
The SSL Passkey window appears.
b. Type the passkey, then click OK.
3. To restrict the device to secure connections only, check
Enable Security.
After its reboot, the device will accept only SSL VSIP
connections.
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4. Click OK.
Network\NTP
The video server can connect to a Network Time Protocol (NTP)
server to get the current time. The main reason to use NTP is to
display valid dates in the log files instead of the device uptime.
NTP uses GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to synchronize device
clock time.
The NTP parameters are:
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Enable NTP—The indication of whether NTP is used.
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Server Address—The IP address of the NTP server.
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Server Port—The IP port of the NTP server.
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GMT Time Offset—The offset (in minutes) from GMT in the
current time zone.
To change the NTP settings:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Network structure,
then click NTP.
2. Change the desired settings.
3. Click OK.
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Network\Wireless
The Network\Wireless pane appears only on wireless
transmitters (S1100w, S1100, and S1000w) and outdoor
bridges (S3100).
In a wireless setup, the order in which you configure the
devices (either the first time or later when they are installed in
the field) is critical if you do not want to lose access to them.
For more information about this specific order or about the
wireless parameters described next, refer to the user manual of
the Nextiva device.
S1100w, S1100, and S3100 Devices
The wireless settings for the S1100w, S1100, and S3100
devices are:
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Mode—The MAC (media access control) mode of the device.
Possible values are:
†
SDCF—For point-to-point applications
†
SPCF—For point-to-multipoint systems and in repeater
contexts
The available MAC modes vary depending on the devices:
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S1100 and S1100w—The only possible mode is SPCF.
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S3100—Both modes are available. SPCF is the default.
Role—The function of the device in the wireless system.
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S1100 and S1100w—The only available role is Client.
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S3100—Possible values are: Master (default) and
Slave.
Band—The RF (radio frequency) band used by the device.
The possible values are:
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802.11a—5 GHz OFDM
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802.11g—2.4 GHz OFDM
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Channel—The frequency channel, within the selected band,
that the wireless system will use.
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Master S3100—If your devices are operating in a DFS
environment, you cannot manually select the frequency
channel; in this context, the displayed value of the
Channel parameter is Auto.
On a master bridge in a non-DFS environment, you can
choose the RF channel that will be used by the wireless
cell or the automatic channel selection.
The channels available in North America are:
1 to 11 in the 2.4 GHz band
52, 56, 60, and 64 in the 5.3 GHz band
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149, 153, 157, 161, and 165 in the 5.8 GHz band
To know which channels are available elsewhere, refer
to the Wireless Frequency Plan document located on
our web site (Tools & Demos section).
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†
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S1100, S1100w, and slave S3100—Even though the
channel is assigned by the connected master S3100,
you can specify an initial value for the roaming process
by which the device will find its bridge. However, this
initial channel may not be the one used by the bridge.
Bit Rate—The transmission data rate at which the device
operates. This parameter is available on S1100, S1100w,
and S3100 slave devices.
Possible values are:
†
Auto—The best possible value (with a default RF margin
of 15 dB) automatically assigned when the device
connects to its wireless bridge. To change the margin,
see page 26.
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6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps.
Once the device is operating properly, Verint Video
Solutions strongly recommends to change the configured
bit rate from Auto to the actual bit rate of the connection
(for the procedure, see page 32).
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Starting Order—A sequence number, used during the
boot-up process of a master device in a DFS context, to
delay its startup. The purpose of this parameter is to
ensure that colocated master devices will not start at the
same time. The default starting order is 1. Every colocated
cell should have a different starting order: It should be
incremented by 1 in each system.
The starting order is available only in master devices and
has an impact only when the channel selection is
automatic.
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Antenna Gain—The gain of the antenna on the device (in
dBi). If you use an external antenna with your device, it is
important to enter its gain in SConfigurator. This way, the
device will be able to automatically change its transmission
power so that the total power (device and antenna) does
not exceed the maximum value established by your
country’s regulations.
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Transmission Power—The indication of the level of emitting
power of the device radio. The available values are:
†
Maximum—The maximum allowed.
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50%—The power is reduced by 3 dB.
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25%—The power is reduced by 6 dB.
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12.5%—The power is reduced by 9 dB.
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Minimum—The power is set at 3 dBm.
By default, the transmission power of a device subject to
the TPC regulations is set to 50%.
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Maximum Distance—In SDCF mode, the maximum
transmission distance (between a master and slave S3100)
in all wireless cells present in the same geographical region
and sharing the same frequency channel. The two S3100
devices making up an SDCF wireless cell must have the
same value for this parameter.
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Sensitivity Threshold—The minimum signal level perceived
by the radio of the device. The default value is Normal.
Reducing the sensitivity of the radio enables unwanted
“noise” to be filtered out. A safe value is 10 dB below the
current received signal level (displayed in the
Network\Wireless\Link Status pane of the associated
S3100). The default value represents the most sensitive
context. You must be careful not to reduce the sensitivity to
a level where the device would not “hear” its legitimate
correspondent.
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Minimum Margin—The minimum RF margin used when the
transmission bit rate is set to Auto. It represents the
difference in dB between the actual signal received by the
device and the minimum signal required by a given bit rate
to correctly receive data on the RF link. The default
minimum margin is 15 dB.
This parameter is available on S1100, S1100w, and S3100
slave devices.
In addition to these radio frequency parameters, the S1100w,
S1100, and S3100 devices have a wireless passkey, a unique
identifier enabling secure and encrypted RF communication
with their outdoor wireless bridges. This key is made up of
either 32 hexadecimal digits or 16 text characters and is case
sensitive. You can either provide a value for the passkey or
reset it to its default factory value.
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To change the wireless settings for an S1100w or S1100
device:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Network structure,
then click Wireless.
2. Change the settings as required.
3. Click OK.
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To set the wireless settings for a master bridge:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Network structure,
then click Wireless.
2. Ensure that the Role field contains Master.
3. In SDCF mode, set the value of the Maximum Distance
field.
4. Change the other settings as required.
5. Click OK.
To set the wireless settings for a slave bridge:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Network structure,
then click Wireless.
2. In the Role field, select Slave.
3. Click OK to save the settings.
The device reboots.
4. In the Units tab, click Discover.
5. Select the slave device, then click Configure.
6. In the parameter tree, expand the Network structure,
then click Wireless.
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7. Change the other settings as required.
8. Click OK.
To change the wireless passkey:
Note: You can change this passkey only if the connection is
secure between the device and SConfigurator; for the
procedure, see Chapter 4 on page 53.
1. In the Wireless pane, click Set Wireless Passkey.
The Set Wireless Passkey window appears.
2. Select the format of the passkey.
3. In the Passkey field, enter the new passkey.
For the wireless connection to be secure, do no enter a
known name (like a street name), but instead use a mix of
digits and letters. Furthermore, do not disclose the
passkey.
4. In the Confirmation field, enter again the passkey.
5. To apply the new password to all associated devices on a
master bridge:
a. Ensure that Apply Changes to Connected
Clients/Slaves is checked.
b. Click OK.
Note: The wireless passkey of the S3100 device will be
changed only when you click OK in the Unit
Configuration window.
The Changing Wireless Passkey window appears.
c.
When the procedure is finished, click Close.
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6. On an S1100w, S1100, or slave bridge, clear Apply
Changes to Connected Clients/Slaves, then click OK.
7. To set the wireless passkey to its default value, click Reset
Wireless Passkey in the Wireless pane.
8. Click OK.
S1000w Devices
The wireless settings for the S1000w devices are:
„
Channel—The frequency channel that will be used by the
device. Eleven channels are available: 1 to 11.
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Bit Rate—The data rate at which at which the device
operates. A high bit rate reduces the effective distance
between two functional devices.
The bit rate can be set to 1, 2, 5.5, or 11 Mbps. The
recommended bit rate is 2 Mbps for all system installations
unless the link is unreliable; in this case, use 1 Mbps, which
will slightly reduce the video frame rate.
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SSID—The service set identifier, a name for a pair of
devices (transmitter and receiver) working together; the
SSID must be the same for both devices. Collocated
systems must always be set on different SSIDs. The SSID is
represented by an ASCII string of 1 to 32 characters
(number or letters).
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Change WEP Key—To change the WEP (wired equivalent
privacy) key of the device. The WEP encryption mechanism
provides protection from eavesdropping using another
S1000w device or a computer equipped with a wireless
802.1 receiver. The WEP key is used by the device to
generate a unique encryption sequence. It must be the
same for a transmitter and a receiver connected together.
The WEP key can have two formats (text and hexadecimal)
and two encryption types (64-bit and 128-bit). The number
of digits forming the key varies depending on these
settings:
Text
Hexadecimal
64-bit
5 printable ASCII characters 10 digits (0–9; a–e; A–E)
128-bit 13 printable ASCII characters 26 digits (0–9; a–e; A–E)
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WEP—The indication of whether WEP encryption is
activated. If encryption is disabled, the system will still
offer some level of protection through the unique SSID.
To change the wireless settings for an S1000w device:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Network structure,
then click Wireless.
2. In the Channel, Bit Rate, and SSID fields, change the
desired settings as required.
3. To change the WEP key:
a. Click Change WEP Key.
The WEP Key window appears.
b. Select the WEP key mode.
c.
In the WEP Key field, enter the new key.
d. In the Confirmation field, re-enter the key.
e. Click OK.
4. To activate the WEP key, select Active in the WEP list.
5. Click OK.
Network\Wireless\Link Status
The Network\Wireless\Link Status pane contains information on
the devices (client or slave) connected to a master S3100:
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IP Address—The IP address of the device.
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Unit Name—The name of the device.
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Unit Rx Bit Rate—The reception data rate (in Mbps) of the
client or slave. It corresponds to the transmission bit rate of
the master.
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Unit Rx Level—The average signal level (in dBm) indicating
the strength of the signal received by the client or slave.
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Unit RF Margin—The RF margin (in dB) used by the client or
slave.
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Master Rx Bit Rate—The reception data rate (in Mbps) of
the master. It corresponds to the transmission bit rate of
the client or slave. You can manually change this value.
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Master Rx Level—The average signal level (in dBm)
indicating the strength of the signal received by the master.
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Master RF Margin—The RF margin (in dB) used by the
master.
Once a client or slave device is operating properly, Verint Video
Solutions strongly recommends to change its configured bit
rate from the default value to the actual bit rate of the
connection. This way, the wireless communication will be more
stable in the presence of changing atmospheric conditions or
other RF interferers. If the quality of the RF link degrades
severely, the actual bit rate could be lower that the manually
configured one.
To change the transmission bit rate of a client or slave:
1. In the parameter tree of the master device, expand the
Network and the Wireless structures, then click Link
Status.
2. In the Clients/Slaves list, right-click the desired device,
then choose Force Transmission Bit Rate.
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3. In the Desired Bit Rate field of the Force Transmission Bit
Rate window, select the new value, then click OK.
The device reboots. The new bit rate is then displayed in
the list.
Note: You cannot change the bit rate of the same device a
second time without leaving the Unit Configuration
window, re-discover the devices, then access the
configuration settings of the master bridge.
Network\Filters
The Network\Filters pane contains the settings for controlling
the flow of data between the wireless and wired Ethernet
networks. These settings are not taken into account for
broadcast communication.
The available filters allowing multicast traffic are:
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From the wireless to the wired network
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From the wired to the wireless network
By default, wireless-to-wired traffic is enabled, allowing data to
flow from wireless transmitters to receivers on the wired
network (either Nextiva video receivers or computers running a
video management software).
To change the filter setting:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Network structure,
then click Filters.
2. Select the desired filters.
3. Click OK.
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Video
The Video structure in the parameter tree enables you to
properly configure the video on transmitter devices.
The only setting applicable to the complete video functionality
is:
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Standard—The analog display standard. Two standards are
supported: PAL and NTSC.
To change the video standard:
1. In the parameter tree, click Video.
2. Change the setting.
3. Click OK.
Video\Input
The number of video inputs varies depending on the device.
A series of parameters relative to the treatment of colors is
available for each video input:
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Brightness—The total amount of light in a color. The values
range from -128 (no brightness) to 127 (white).
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Contrast—The range of colors in the image. The values
range from -128 (luminance off) to 127; 0 is the CCIR
level. Increasing the contrast of a color palette makes
different colors easier to distinguish, while reducing the
contrast makes them appear washed out.
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Hue—The relative amounts of red, green, and blue in a
color. The values range from -180 (-180d) to 179 (179d); 0
is 0d. Hue corresponds to the common definition of color,
for example, "red," "orange," and "violet."
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Saturation—The vividness of a color, the intensity of the
colors in the image. The values range from -128 (color off)
to 127; 0 is the CCIR level.
To change the video input settings:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Video structure, then
click the desired Input.
2. Change the desired settings.
3. Click OK.
Video\Input\Encoder
The number of encoders varies depending on the number of
video inputs in the device:
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On the S1500e series, S1600e, S1700e series, S1708e,
S1712e, and S2500e devices, the incoming video for each
input is duplicated and sent to two separate encoders
(numbered 1 and 2).
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On the S1724e, each video input has only one activated
encoder.
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The S1000w and S1100w devices have a single input;
typically, only one encoder is available for the input. To
enable the second video encoder, call Verint Video Solutions
technical support.
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You can use different applications on each video encoder. Here
are typical contexts using the video management software
packages and the web interface:
Device
Input 1
Encoder 1
S1000w, point to point
S1100w software:
view at rate A
S1500e point to point
software:
view at rate A
S1502e
point to point
software:
view at rate A
S1504e, software:
S1508e view at rate A
S1600e web viewing
S1700e, web viewing
S2500e point to point
software:
view at rate A
S1708e, software:
S1712e view at rate A
S1724e
software:
view at rate A
Encoder 2
n/a
n/a
n/a
software:
archive at
rate B
n/a
software:
archive at
rate B
software:
archive at
rate B
point to point
point to point
n/a
software:
archive at
rate B
software:
archive at
rate B
n/a
Input 2
Encoder 1
n/a
n/a
...
Encoder 2 ...
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
point to point n/a
software:
software:
view at rate A archive at
rate B
software:
software:
view at rate A archive at
rate B
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
software:
software:
view at rate A archive at
rate B
software:
n/a
view at rate A
...
...
...
If using more than one encoder, you need more bandwidth.
You can change the following settings:
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Target Bit Rate—The maximum number of bits per second
generated by the device. Valid bit rates range from 10 to
4000 kbps. This value depends on many variables, like
network capacity and the number of devices sending data
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Target Frame Rate—The maximum number of frames per
seconds (fps) that will be encoded and transferred by the
transmitter. This parameter can be set to 1 to 7, 10, 15, or
30 fps in NTSC mode and 1 to 6, 8, 12, or 25 fps in PAL
mode.
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Maximum Quantizer—A parameter related to video quality.
The value range is from 2 to 31. To maintain the video
frame rate (that is, not to skip any frames), you should set
the quantizer to 31. If the quality of each frame is more
important, you should reduce the quantizer value. For
example, a maximum quantizer of 5 keeps a good image
quality, but skips frames when motion is high.
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Intra Interval—The frequency at which a complete video
frame (called I-frame) is sent by the encoder. Possible
values are in the 0–1000 range. A value of 0 indicates that
no I-frame will be sent; a value of X means that a complete
image refresh will occur every X frames.
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Rate Control—The mode controlling the bit rate variation.
The following modes are available:
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Constant Bit Rate—This mode is the most effective to
maintain the target bit rate. Video quality may suffer
and the frame rate may decrease. This mode should be
used when transmitting video over networks that have
very limited bandwidths, and with an intra interval
value of 0 (default).
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Advanced Constant Bit Rate—This mode maintains the
target bit rate but is less precise than the constant bit
rate. Video quality may suffer and the frame rate may
decrease. This mode is preferred for high frame rate
contexts.
Note: This mode is not available on the S1700e series,
S1708e series, and S2500e devices.
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Constant Frame Rate—This mode maintains the target
frame rate. Video quality may suffer and the bit rate
may exceed the target value.
Resolution—The number of pixels (columns * lines) for each
picture of the video sequence. A high resolution increases
picture quality but at the price of raising the bit rate. For
example, the 2CIF and 4CIF modes should not be used with
a bandwidth of less than 1000 kbps.
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Here are the available resolutions:
Resolution
QCIF
Number of
columns
NTSC/PAL
176
Number of
lines
NTSC PAL
128
144
CIF
2CIF
352
352
240
384
288
448
2CIFH
704
240
288
4CIF
704
480
576
All lines
352
480
576
2/3D1
480
480
576
VGA
640
480
576
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Device
All devices except
S1000w and the S1708e
series
All devices
Versions prior to 3.10:
All devices except
S1502e and S1508e
Version 3.10: All devices
Version 4.0 and up: All
devices except S1700e
series and S2500e
Versions 2.60 and up: All
devices except S1000w
Versions prior to 3.10:
All devices except
S1502e and S1508e
Version 3.10: All devices
Versions 2.50 up to
2.60: All devices except
S1000w, S1502e, and
S1508e
Version 3.10 and up: All
devices except S1000w
Version 3.10 and up: All
devices except S1000w
Version 3.10 and up: All
devices except S1000w
Encoder Mode—The way the video encoder works.
Note: This setting is not used by transmitters with firmware
version 2.60 or higher.
Possible values are:
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Automatic—The device switches between the two other
modes depending on the bit rate, the frame rate, and
the resolution (default).
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Quality—The encoder is optimized to produce the best
possible quality, to the detriment of the frame rate.
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High Frame Rate—The encoder is optimized to maintain
25–30 fps. Use this mode in high resolution (2CIF) and
high frame rate (25–30 fps).
Input Filter—The level of filtering applied to the video signal
before it is encoded, helping to remove high frequency
noise from lower quality cameras or noisy video feeds. The
default value is Medium.
In removing noise from the video signal, the filter also
reduces the sharpness of the image. If the signal is
relatively clean, use a setting of None to avoid losing
crispness. For images with too much noise, applying the
filter can help clean up the image. Keep in mind however
that the higher the filter level, the blurrier the video image
may become.
To change the video encoder settings:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Video and the desired
Input structures, then click the desired Encoder.
2. Change the desired settings.
3. To immediately see the changes on the monitor (except for
Rate Control and Resolution) without saving them, click
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4. Click OK.
Video Decoder
The Video Decoder pane enables you to properly configure the
standard (PAL or NTSC) on receiver video servers.
The number of video outputs varies depending on the device.
To change the video decoder setting:
1. In the parameter tree, click the desired Video Decoder.
2. If required, change the setting.
3. Click OK.
Serial Port
The Serial Port structure in the parameter tree allows you to
specify how the device will communicate with the serial
equipment (dome, keyboard, matrix, multiplexer, or access
card).
The hierarchy in the parameter tree varies depending on the
device:
Device
S1000w, S1100w
S1500e series, S1600e,
S1700e series, S1708e
series
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Number of
serial ports
1
2
Type of serial port
Either RS-232 or
RS-422/485 (auto-detected)
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The serial port settings are:
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Baud Rate—The data rate that the serial equipment
operates at. Possible values range from 1200 bps to
230,400 bps (transmitters) or to 115,200 bps (receivers).
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Parity—Odd, even, or no parity check. Most communication
devices do not use parity.
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RS-422/485 Mode—The way the RS-422/485 serial
equipment will interface with the Nextiva device. The
supported operating modes are: RS-422 4 wires,
RS-485 2 wires, and RS-485 4 wires. Obviously, this
setting only applies to an RS-422/485 port.
For more information about these settings, refer to the serial
equipment documentation or contact your product
manufacturer.
To change the serial port settings:
1. For an S1000w or S1100w device, click Serial Port in the
parameter tree.
2. For an S1500e series, S1600e, S1700e series, and S1708e
series device, expand the Serial Port structure, then click
the desired serial port.
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3. Change the desired settings.
4. Click OK.
Audio
The Audio structure in the parameter tree enables you to
properly configure the audio on transmitter or receiver devices.
It appears in the parameter tree only if audio is supported on
your video server.
The number of audio encoders and decoders varies depending
on the device.
The only setting applicable to the complete audio functionality
is:
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Sampling Rate—The rate (in kHz) at which the samples of
the analog audio signal are taken in order to be converted
into digital form.
To enable the audio functions in a point-to-point connection,
see page 63. For details about the required physical
connections for audio, refer to the user manual of your device.
To change the sampling rate:
1. In the parameter tree, click Audio.
2. Change the setting.
3. Click OK.
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Audio\Encoder
The audio encoder (or audio input) parameters are:
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Input Type—The type of your audio source. Two modes are
supported:
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Line-in
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Mic (with pre-amp)
Input Compression—The transfer mode for audio data. The
following modes are available:
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Uncompressed PCM (128 kbps)
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ULAW (64 kbps)—default
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GSM (16 kbps)
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Gain State—The indication of whether audio is amplified.
Setting it to Disabled corresponds to mute.
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Gain Level—The amplification level. The level is taken into
account only when the gain is enabled.
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Bias State—The indication of whether the bias is enabled on
the device. This parameter applies to the S1708e series
only.
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Bias Level—The level of voltage applied to a microphone to
set its condition of operation. The bias level is taken into
account only when the bias is enabled. The range of values
is 0–9 volt.
To change the audio encoder settings:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Audio structure.
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2. Click Encoder.
3. Change the desired settings.
4. Click OK.
Audio\Decoder
The audio decoder (or audio output) parameter is:
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Output Gain—The amplification level.
To change the audio decoder setting:
1. In the parameter tree, expand the Audio structure.
2. Click Decoder.
3. Change the setting.
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4. Click OK.
Performing a Batch
Network Configuration
You can configure the IP network settings of a batch of devices
belonging to the same subnet in a single operation. For more
information about these settings, see page 19.
Two methods are available to set the IP addresses: DHCP or
manual. For more details on DHCP, see Appendix A on page 71.
To perform a batch network configuration:
1. In the Units box, hold down the Ctrl key while selecting the
devices to be configured.
2. Right-click in the selection, then choose Batch Network
Configuration from the contextual menu.
The Batch Network Configuration window appears.
3. To assign IP addresses with DHCP, check Use DHCP.
The next four fields become greyed out.
4. Change the fields as required.
In manual mode, you do not have to enter the ending IP
address since it is automatically assigned according to the
number of devices to configure: The address of each device
is incremented by one.
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5. To change a subset of the settings, click Select Subset,
then select the desired parameters. For example:
Note: Do not clear the check box to the left of Use DHCP.
6. To start the batch process, click OK.
The Batch Action Progress window appears, showing the
status of each device.
7. When all devices have been configured, click Close.
The devices will reboot with their new configuration.
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Updating
Firmware
You can use SConfigurator to update the firmware of Nextiva
edge devices.
Warning: Firmware downgrade is not supported on any device.
If you perform a downgrade, any problem
encountered will not be covered by your product
warranty.
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Performing the Update
Updating a device retains its complete configuration.
Depending on the device, the available firmware update
methods are:
Device
S1000w
S1100w
S1500e
S1502e
S1504e
S1508e
S1600e
S1700e series
S1708e series
S2500e
S3100
IP connection
Serial connection
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
You should take into consideration the following facts regarding
firmware update using the IP network:
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It can be deactivated in the CLI. For more information,
refer to the user manual of the device.
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Ensure that the IP link is stable before starting the
procedure; therefore it is not recommended to perform it
over the Internet.
If the firmware update over the IP network fails:
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S1000w, S1500e, S1502e, and S1600e: The device turns in
backup mode, which requires a firmware update with a
serial port connection (see page 50).
„
S1100w: Do not reboot the device, and restart the
procedure through the IP network as soon as possible. If
you reboot the device before proceeding with the update
procedure, it will stop responding and you will have to
upgrade its firmware using the serial port.
„
S1504e, S1508e, S1700e series, S1708 series, and
S2500e: Restart the procedure. If the problem persists,
move the device so that it is in the same IP subnet as the
host computer.
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S3100: The device turns in backup mode, which requires
the update procedure to be restarted in a different context
(see page 50).
The latest firmware files are available on the Verint Video
Solutions web site (Firmware Upgrades section).
To update firmware using an IP network connection:
1. In the Firmware Update box of the Units tab, choose Using
an IP network connection.
2. Click Start.
The Firmware File Selection window appears.
3. To open the desired firmware file, click Browse, then select
it.
4. Click Next.
The Firmware Update window appears.
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5. Click Start.
The Firmware Update Progress window appears.
The update procedure may take several minutes to
complete. For a list of status messages, see page 51.
To restart the firmware update procedure on a bridge in
backup mode:
1. Move the S3100 device so that it is in the same IP subnet
as the computer running SConfigurator.
2. Reboot the bridge.
3. In the Units tab, click Discover.
4. In the Units list, select the S3100 in backup mode.
Such a device has the value Backup in its Type column.
5. Follow the update procedure described on page 49.
To perform firmware update using a serial port
connection:
Warning: SConfigurator needs a COM port to perform firmware
update. You need to disable any program using this
port prior to starting this procedure.
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1. Connect the host computer to the Nextiva device via the
RS-232 serial port.
2. In the Firmware Update box of the Units tab, choose Using
a serial port connection.
3. Click Start.
The Serial Port Configuration window appears.
4. Select the serial port to use, then click OK.
The Firmware File Selection window appears.
5. To open the desired firmware file, click Browse, then select
it.
6. Click Next.
The Perform Update window appears.
7. Click Start.
The Firmware Update Progress window appears, displaying
a progress bar and status messages.
The update procedure may take several minutes to
complete.
Firmware Update
Messages
During firmware updates, many messages appear in the
Firmware Update Progress window. The most frequent include:
Another program is using the selected com port. Try
again after the other program completes. SConfigurator
cannot open the communication port. Check that you are using
the correct COM port or if it is being used by another application.
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Can’t establish a connection to remote device via IP.
SConfigurator cannot establish a connection with the device.
The device may be powered down or disconnected from the
network.
Can’t receive data via the serial port. If this message
appears before the update process, ensure that you have
properly quit the CLI (by pressing q in the main menu). If this
message appears during the process, you will need to reboot the
device because it is in backup mode. Try performing another
update using the serial port connection (for a video server) or
the IP connection (for an outdoor wireless bridge). If the
problem persists, contact Verint Video Solutions technical
support.
Communication established. SConfigurator is now
communicating with the device.
Error: Invalid firmware file. Select a valid file or ensure that
the file exists. If the problem persists, contact Verint Video
Solutions technical support to get a valid file.
Firmware upload done. The update process has been
completed successfully.
Firmware upload request sent. SConfigurator has made a
request to the Nextiva device for update.
Invalid mih/smih file. Select a valid file or ensure that the
file exists. If the problem persists, contact Verint Video Solutions
technical support to get a valid file.
The firmware update failed. A problem occurred during
firmware update. The update process has not been completed
successfully.
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Enabling
Security
You can enable the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol in
SConfigurator and in the SSL-enabled edge devices. Therefore,
the connections between SConfigurator and a device or
between two devices can be secure.
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Building a Secure System
SSL is a commonly used protocol for managing the security of
message transmission on an IP network. SSL uses the
public-and-private key encryption system from RSA, which also
includes the use of a digital certificate; therefore, each
SSL-enabled device comes with its own unique SSL certificate.
The SSL protocol secures the following data: I/O, serial port,
and VSIP communication. It does not apply to audio and video
transmission.
For increased security, Nextiva devices and SConfigurator use
an SSL passkey. This passkey must be the same in all devices
and in SConfigurator to establish a secure system. It is strongly
recommended to change the default passkey (the empty string)
prior to putting the devices in production.
On top of the SSL passkey, SConfigurator manages a list of
devices it trusts. Therefore, fake devices with SSL certificates
or hacked SConfigurator programs will not be able to break into
your secure system.
To build a secure system:
1. Create the list of devices that will work in the secure
context (see page 7).
This list is called the trusted list, and the enclosed devices,
the trusted devices.
2. Set up the default secure VSIP connection between
SConfigurator and a new device (see page 55).
3. For a video server, change its SSL passkey (see page 21)
and VSIP port (see page 20).
4. For an S1100w wireless transmitter, change its wireless
passkey (see page 29).
5. For an outdoor wireless bridge:
a. Change its SSL passkey (see page 21) and VSIP port
(see page 20).
b. Change its wireless passkey (see page 29).
6. Add the device to the trusted list (see page 56).
7. Enable security in the device (see page 21).
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8. Repeat steps step 2 to step 7 for each device to be part of
the secure system, with the same SSL passkey and VSIP
port.
9. Secure SConfigurator:
a. Change its VSIP port to the value assigned to the
devices (see page 5).
b. Assign it the same SSL passkey as the devices, then
enable its security (see page 7).
Establishing the Default
Secure VSIP Connection
When adding an SSL-enabled device in your environment, you
need to create a secure VSIP connection to start the
configuration process. To perform this type of connection, the
device and SConfigurator must have the same VSIP port and
the same SSL passkey.
VSIP (video services over IP) is a proprietary communication
protocol used by SConfigurator and the devices on an IP
network.
To establish the default secure VSIP connection between
SConfigurator and an SSL-enabled device:
1. In the Program Options window, set the SConfigurator VSIP
port to 5510 and the SSL passkey to the empty string (see
page 3).
2. On the edge device, set the VSIP port to 5510 (see
page 20) and the SSL passkey to the empty string (see
page 21).
If the device is new, it already has these factory default
settings.
3. Discover the device (see page 10).
A secure VSIP connection is established between SConfigurator
and the device.
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Adding a Device to the
Trusted List
You can add a configured device to the list of devices
SConfigurator SSL-trusts. If the trusted device list is not yet
created, see page 7.
To add the device to the trusted list:
1. In the Units box, right-click the device.
2. From the contextual menu, choose Security > Trust Unit.
The device is added to the trusted list. In the Units box, its
value in the Trusted column turns to Yes.
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Here are frequently asked questions relative to security and
device discovery.
What exactly is a secure VSIP connection? Is it the same
as an SSL connection?
A secure VSIP connection is a connection that is secured with
SSL between SConfigurator and a device. This type of
connection is also called SSL or TCP-secured.
To have a secure connection, you need the following
prerequisites:
„
The VSIP connection type must be TCP (the default value).
If you change it manually to UDP in the CLI, no secure
connection is possible.
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The SSL passkeys in the device and in SConfigurator must
be the same.
„
Obviously, SConfigurator and the device must have the
same VSIP port (otherwise, the device will not be visible in
the Units tab).
How come a secure VSIP connection can exist between a
device and SConfigurator even if security is not enabled
in them?
Enabling security in SConfigurator and in a device only implies
that they will not accept insecure connections anymore. As long
as they share the same SSL passkey and the same VSIP port,
their connection is secured with SSL.
I just enabled security on a device and added it to the
trusted list. How come it becomes Unknown in the Units
box and its VSIP connection turns to UDP instead of SSL?
The VSIP connection between the device and SConfigurator is
not secure because their SSL passkeys do not match.
Remember that activating security on a device implies that it
does not accept insecure connections anymore. As soon as the
passkeys are the same, the VSIP connection will switch to SSL,
and SConfigurator will be able to talk to the device and display
its information.
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How come I can add a device without an SSL certificate
in the trusted list?
There is no link between SSL and the trusted list. You can
include any device you want in the trusted list. However, if you
enable security in SConfigurator, it will not be able to
communicate with non-SSL devices anymore: The information
on the devices will change to Unknown in the Units box.
How come no devices appear in the Units box after I
clicked the Discover button, even though I know there
are many of them in the same LAN?
The VSIP port is not the same in SConfigurator and in the
devices.
How come I do not see the new devices I just connected
on my network, after clicking the Discover button?
To be able to view the new devices, you must activate the
Detect All Units on LAN setting in the Program Options (in the
General tab). Since the IP addresses of such devices are always
169.254.X.Y, they are not in the same subnet as the computer
running SConfigurator. You should also ensure that the VSIP
port is the same in SConfigurator and in the devices.
However, you should not leave this setting activated after
configuring your devices, since it slows down the discovery
process on your network.
How come I get an error message—specifying that the
device cannot be located—after I entered the correct IP
address of a device with the Add button?
The VSIP port is not the same on SConfigurator and the device
to be added.
How come I cannot change the SSL passkey of a device
in the Network configuration tab, even though I know
that it has a digital certificate?
The source of this problem is that the VSIP connection with
SConfigurator is not secure. To solve the problem, you need to
change the SSL passkey of the device through the CLI. As soon
as the passkey is the same in the device and in SConfigurator,
the VSIP connection becomes secure; you can then change the
passkey in the Network tab.
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How come many devices become unknown after I
activated security in SConfigurator?
The following devices will become unknown in the Units box:
„
Those without an SSL certificate
„
Those not part of the trusted list
„
Those not sharing the same SSL passkey
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Managing
Connections
SConfigurator can manage point-to-point connections on the IP
network. It allows you to add or remove connections between
transmitter and receiver video servers, and to set the audio
mode.
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Adding a Connection
You access the connection functions by clicking the Connections
tab.
To create a connection between a transmitter and a receiver,
both must be part of the Units box (in the Units tab).
Note: You cannot create a connection with the S1504e,
S1508e, S1708e, S1712e, and S1724e devices since
they do not work in a point-to-point context.
Before establising a connection, you have to take into account
the firmware versions of the involved transmitter and receiver:
„
S1500e, S1502e, and S1600e—The two devices must have
the same firmware version.
„
S1100w, S1700e series, and S2500e—The receiver must be
an S1500e-R running version 3.10.
The following video modes are available:
„
UDP—The most effective mode, but without any error
resilience (default).
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RTP—A video mode with bandwidth control, for error-prone
links.
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TCP—The least effective mode, but totally error-free.
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In addition to video, the connection can include audio,
input/output (for example, alarms and events), and serial port
data (like PTZ commands).
To include audio data in a connection, both devices must
support this feature. Two transmission modes are available:
„
In full duplex mode, audio will be transmitted and received
simultaneously.
„
The PTT/PTL (push-to-talk/push-to-listen) mode allows you
to control audio communication. Audio data will be
transmitted only if the PTT or PTL buttons are pressed.
Note: If you are assigning multiple connections on an S1500e
series, S1600e or S1700e series, you have to create the
one with audio last.
For more information about audio, refer to the user manual of
the device.
To create a connection:
1. In the Connections tab, click Add.
The Connection Creator window appears.
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2. Select a transmitter in the left column and a receiver in the
right one.
In the Transmitters column, you have access to the two
encoders of each input. The video stream is the same for
both.
If you are using the web interface on an S1600e, S1700e,
or S2500e device, use Stream2 for the point-to-point
connection.
3. To disable I/O data transmission, clear Forward I/O.
4. To disable serial port data transmission, clear Forward
Serial Port Data.
Warning: You must clear this box if the transmitter is an
S2500e IP camera, since it does not have a serial
port.
5. To enable audio between the devices, ensure that Enable
Audio is checked, then select the audio mode.
6. Click Connect.
You should now have video on the monitor connected to the
receiver device.
Removing a Connection
You can remove an existing point-to-point connection between
two devices. Removing a connection means that no more data
will be transmitted between the two.
To remove a connection:
1. In the Active Connections box of the Connections tab,
select a connection, then click Remove.
A confirmation window appears.
2. Click OK.
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Accessing the
CLI
Each Nextiva edge device has a built-in command line interface
(CLI) through which you can change its parameters, view
statistics, and access advanced features. You access the CLI
either through the SConfigurator console or Telnet.
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SConfigurator Console
On video servers only, you can access the CLI with the
SConfigurator console.
To access the CLI of a device via the console:
1. Connect the device to a COM port of the computer using a
serial cable.
2. In the General tab, click Console.
The Verint Console window appears.
To save the contents of
the window to a text file
To delete the contents of
the window
To start or stop the
connection to the console
3. In the Connect using list, select the COM port used to
communicate with the device.
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4. Click Connect.
The CLI main menu appears.
Status of the connection: baud
rate, data bits, parity, and stop bits
The CLI has a timeout that is triggered after three minutes
of inactivity. When the timeout occurs:
†
You lose access to the command line.
†
The “Thank you for using the Verint Video Solutions
CLI.” message appears at the command line.
†
The Verint Console window becomes disabled.
†
The Disconnect button switches to Connect.
5. To reactivate the CLI after a timeout, click Connect.
6. To work through the CLI menu structure, follow these
guidelines:
†
To execute a command or open a menu, type in the
corresponding letter or number, then press Enter.
†
To return to the previous menu, enter p.
7. To end the CLI work session:
a. Save the settings by entering s at the main menu, then
pressing Enter.
b. Exit the CLI by entering q at the main menu, then
pressing Enter.
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c.
Close the Verint Console window.
Warning: Do not use the Disconnect button to exit the CLI.
Clicking it does not free the RS-232 connection
and does not save your settings.
Telnet
On all devices, you can use the Telnet terminal emulation
program to access the CLI.
To access the CLI of a device via Telnet:
‹
In the Units tab, select the desired device, then click
Telnet.
The Verint Console window appears, displaying the last CLI
menu accessed with Telnet. For more information about this
window, see page 66.
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Aligning the
Antenna
SConfigurator supplies a graphical environment helping you
align the external antenna of an S1100w wireless transmitter or
slave S3100 with that of its connected master bridge.
Note: The antenna alignment utility works only with devices
whose firmware release is 2.55 or higher.
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8: Aligning the Antenna
To align the external antenna:
1. In the General tab, click Antenna Alignment.
The Antenna Alignment Utility window appears.
2. On an S1100w device:
†
Connect the device to a COM port of the host computer
using a serial cable.
†
In the Connect using field, select the COM port, then
click Connect.
3. On a slave S3100:
†
In the Connect using field, select Telnet, then click
Connect.
The Telnet Connection window appears.
†
Enter the IP address of the slave device, then click OK.
4. Wait until the status becomes Connected.
5. Move the antenna so as to get the highest signal level
possible (that is, the closest to 0 dBm).
The needle in the Average Signal Level dial moves to
indicate the current radio signal (in dBm).
A red arc around the dial indicates the best values reached
so far.
The dial automatically adjusts its range in real time to
improve reading precision.
6. To recalibrate the dial and reset the minimum and
maximum values reached, click Reset.
7. To exit, click Done.
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DHCP Support
and APIPA
Service
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) allows devices and
computers connected to a network to automatically get a valid
IP configuration from a dedicated server.
The APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing) service, available
on the Windows operating systems, enables a device to assign
itself a temporary IP address.
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A: DHCP Support and APIPA Service
At startup, an edge device searches for a valid IP network
configuration. The device requires this configuration prior to
starting its functions. The network configuration for Nextiva
devices consists of:
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An IP address
„
A subnet mask
„
A gateway
The device first looks in its local memory. If no configuration is
found, it tries to contact a DHCP server. If DHCP configuration
fails—if the device does not find a server or if it cannot get a
configuration from it within one minute—the device assigns
itself temporary network settings based on the APIPA service.
This service allows a device to find a unique IP address until it
receives a complete network configuration, either manually or
from a DHCP server.
A device in APIPA mode does not reside on the same subnet as
the other devices on the IP network; therefore, it may not be
able to see them or be visible to them. Devices use the
following temporary APIPA configuration:
„
IP address: 169.254. *. *
„
Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0
„
Gateway: 169.254. *. *
The *. * portion is based on the MAC address of the device.
A device is in APIPA mode:
„
The first time it boots up
„
After receiving a duplicate IP address
„
After a factory reset
„
When the DHCP server does not have any available IP
addresses
DHCP configuration is disabled:
„
After a firmware upgrade
„
After a factory reset
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This glossary is common to the Nextiva line of products.
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Glossary
Access Point A device acting as a communication switch for
connecting wireless edge devices to a wired LAN. Access points
are mainly used with wireless transmitters to transfer wireless
content onto the wired IP network.
APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing) A feature of
Windows-based operating systems that enables a device to
automatically assign itself an IP address when there is no
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server available to
perform that function. Also known as AutoIP.
Bridge A device linking a wireless network to a wired Ethernet
network. The newest Nextiva bridge is the S3100.
CCTV (closed circuit television) A television system in which
signals are not publicly distributed; cameras are connected to
television monitors in a limited area such as a store, an office
building, or on a college campus. CCTV is commonly used in
surveillance systems.
CIF (common image format) A video format that easily
supports both NTSC and PAL signals. Many CIF flavors are
available, including CIF, QCIF, 2CIF, and 4CIF. Each flavor
corresponds to a specific number of lines and columns per video
frame.
CLI (command line interface) A textual user interface in which
the user responds to a prompt by typing a command.
Codec (coder/decoder) A device that encodes or decodes a
signal.
Configuration Assistant A proprietary graphical program
used to configure and update the firmware of the S1100 edge
devices.
DCE (data communication equipment) In an RS-232
communication channel, a device that connects to the RS-232
interface. Nextiva edge devices and modems are DCE.
Decoder See Receiver.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) A communication
protocol that lets network administrators manage centrally and
automate the assignment of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in
a network.
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DTE (data terminal equipment) In an RS-232 communication
channel, the device to which the RS-232 interface connects.
Computers, switches, multiplexers, cameras, and keyboards are
DTE.
DVR (digital video recorder) A device (usually a computer) that
acts like a VCR in that it has the ability to record and play back
video images. The DVR takes the feed from a camera and
records it into a digital format on a storage device which is most
commonly the hard drive.
Encoder See Transmitter.
Ethernet A local area network (LAN) architecture using a bus
or star topology and supporting data transfer rates of 10 Mbps.
It is one of the most widely implemented LAN standards. The
802.11 protocols are often referred to as “wireless Ethernet.”
Firmware Software stored in read-only memory (ROM) or
programmable ROM (PROM), therefore becoming a permanent
part of a computing device.
IP (Internet Protocol) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol
suite widely used on Ethernet networks.
LAN (local area network) A computer network that spans a
relatively small area. A LAN can connect workstations, personal
computers, and surveillance equipment (like video servers). See
also WAN.
MPEG-4 A graphics and video lossy compression algorithm
standard that is derived from MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and H.263.
MPEG-4 extends these earlier algorithms with synthesis of
speech and video, fractal compression, computer visualization,
and artificial intelligence-based image processing techniques.
Multicast Communication between a single sender and
multiple receivers on a network; the devices can be located
across multiple subnets, but not through the Internet. Multicast
is a set of protocols using UDP/IP for transport.
nDVR The SmartSight video management and storage
software. This graphical product is used in conjunction with
wired and wireless video servers.
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Nextiva The Verint next generation, enterprise-class video
management and analytics platform. Nextiva combines
enterprise and security data with mission-critical video,
leveraging existing investments in IT infrastructure, security,
and business systems to enhance security and improve
operational performance.
NTSC (National Television Standards Committee) The North
American standard (525-line interlaced raster-scanned video)
for the generation, transmission, and reception of television
signals. In addition to North America, the NTSC standard is used
in Central America, a number of South American countries, and
some Asian countries, including Japan. Compare with PAL.
NTP (network time protocol) A protocol designed to
synchronize the clocks of devices over a network.
OSD (on-screen display) Status information displayed on the
video monitor connected to a receiver edge device.
PAL (Phase Alternation by Line) A television signal standard
(625 lines, 50 Hz, 220V primary power) used in the United
Kingdom, much of western Europe, several South American
countries, some Middle East and Asian countries, several African
countries, Australia, New Zealand, and other Pacific island
countries. Compare with NTSC.
PTL (push-to-listen) In a two-way system, the communication
mode in which the listener must push a button while listening.
PTT (push-to-talk) In a two-way system, the communication
mode in which the talker must push a button while talking.
PTZ Camera (pan-tilt-zoom) An electronic camera that can be
rotated left, right, up, or down as well as zoomed in to get a
magnified view of an object or area. A PTZ camera monitors a
larger area than a fixed camera.
Receiver A device converting a digital video signal into an
analog form. Also called decoder.
Repeater A range extender for wireless links. The Nextiva
repeater is made up of two S3100 bridges.
RF (radio frequency) Any frequency within the electromagnetic
spectrum associated with radio wave propagation. When a
modulated signal is supplied to an antenna, an electromagnetic
field is created that is able to propagate through space. Many
wireless technologies are based on RF field propagation.
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RS-232 A standard interface approved by the Electronic
Industries Alliance (EIA) for connecting serial devices.
RS-422 A standard interface approved by the Electronic
Industries Alliance (EIA) for connecting serial devices, designed
to replace the older RS-232 standard because it supports higher
data rates and greater immunity to electrical interference.
RS-485 An Electronics Industry Alliance (EIA) standard for
multipoint communications.
S1000 Series The series of secure outdoor wireless video
systems (one receiver and one transmitter per system). The
series covers the 2.4 GHz band in North America and Europe and
the 5 GHz band in North America. Starting with firmware release
3.20, the S1000 series is replaced by the S1100 edge devices.
S1000w The outdoor wireless video transmitter operating on
the 2.4 GHz frequency band.
S1100 The newest series of secure outdoor wireless video
systems (one receiver and one transmitter per system) covering
the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands in North America and Europe.
S1100w The multiband (2.4 and 5 GHz) outdoor wireless video
transmitter operating in North America and Europe.
S1500e Series The series of wired video servers (receivers
and transmitters) designed for video monitoring and
surveillance over IP networks. The transmitters in the series
offer from one to eight video inputs; the series proposes two
receivers with one and four video outputs.
S1600e The high-resolution wired video server (receiver and
transmitter) providing point-to-point analog extension with web
access.
S1700e Series The newest series of wired video transmitters
designed for video monitoring and surveillance over IP
networks, offering DVD-quality video and power over Ethernet.
The transmitter in the series offers one video input and web
access.
S1708e Series The newest series of wired video transmitters
designed for a variety of video monitoring and surveillance
applications in which a high concentration of cameras
terminates within the same area. The transmitters in the series
offer 8, 12, or 24 video inputs.
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S2500e The MPEG-4-compliant professional IP camera
integrating a video camera and an Ethernet encoder in the same
compact enclosure.
S3100 The outdoor, wireless, digital video bridging device. It
has many uses, including linking video servers (wireless or
wired) to an Ethernet LAN and acting as a range extender.
SConfigurator A proprietary graphical program used to
configure and update the firmware of video server and outdoor
wireless bridge devices.
Serial Port An interface that can be used for serial
communication, in which only one bit is transmitted at a time. A
serial port is a general-purpose interface that can be used for
almost any type of device.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) A commonly used protocol
developed by Netscape for transmitting private documents via
the Internet. SSL works by using a public key to encrypt data
that is transferred over the SSL connection. The SSL protocol
secures the following data: I/O, serial port, and VSIP
communication; it does not apply to audio and video
transmission.
Transceiver (transmitter/receiver) A device that both
transmits and receives analog or digital signals.
Transmitter A device sending video signals captured with a
connected camera or dome to a receiver. The transmitter
converts the analog signal into a digital form before transmitting
it. Also called encoder.
Video Server A device transmitting or receiving video signals
through an IP network. The Nextiva wireless servers are the
S1000w and S1100w devices; the wired servers are the S1500e
series, S1600e, S1700e series, S1708e series devices.
VSIP (Video Services over IP) A proprietary communication
protocol for sending messages between a computer and a
Nextiva edge device, or between two devices.
WAN (wide area network) A computer network that spans a
relatively large geographical area. Typically, a WAN consists of
two or more local area networks (LANs).
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WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) A security protocol for wireless
local area networks (WLANs) defined in the 802.11b standard.
It is designed to afford wireless networks the same level of
protection as a comparable wired network.
Wireless Cell A group of wireless devices that communicate
together on the same radio frequency channel and share the
same wireless passkey.
Wireless Transmission A technology in which electronic
devices send information to receivers using radio waves rather
than wiring.
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A
accessing
CLI 65–68
console 66
Telnet 68
adding a connection 62
address, IP. See IP address.
alarm configuration 63
aligning an antenna 69
antenna alignment 69
antenna gain 25
APIPA device 11
APIPA service 11, 71
audio mode in a connection 63
audio settings 42
B
backup mode 48
band, frequency 23
batch network configuration 45
baud rate, serial port 41
bias 43
bit rate
RF. See wireless bit rate.
video 36
wireless. See wireless bit rate.
bridge
available settings 15
See also device.
brightness 34
broadcast detection method
in a device 20
in SConfigurator 5, 11
C
camera, IP. See video server.
CD, Utilities vi
certificate, SSL 54
channel, RF
bridge 24
manual selection 24
S1000w 30
S1100w 24
CIF resolution 37
CLI (command line
interface) 65–68
client
changing the wireless bit
rate 32
list of 31
codec mode 38
columns in the Units box 14
COM port 66
command line interface
(CLI) 65–68
common VSIP port 5, 11
compatibility of firmware versions
in a connection 62
compression, input 43
computer requirements 2
configuration
alarm 63
batch network 45
default 17
device 15–45
connection
point-to-point 61–64
secure. See SSL connection.
serial port, for the CLI 66
SSL. See SSL connection.
transmitter and receiver 61–64
VSIP. See VSIP connection.
Connections tab 61–64
console, Verint 66
contrast 34
country of operation 17
D
decoder, video 40
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default value
resetting to 17
SSL passkey 54
VSIP port 5
deleting a connection 64
detecting devices. See discovery
process.
detection method. See discovery
IP address.
device
accessible to SConfigurator v
APIPA 11
changing the name 17
configuring 15–45
configuring many at the same
time 45
discovering 4, 10–13, 59
identifying 17
information to display 14
rebooting 16, 17
securing 21
troubleshooting 57–60
DFS (Dynamic Frequency
Selection) 17
DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol) 71
for a batch of devices 45
in a device 19
digital SSL certificate 54
discovery IP address
in a device 20
in SConfigurator 5, 11–12
discovery process
all devices on LAN 4, 10–12,
59
many devices 10–13
new devices 4, 10–12, 59
one device 12, 13
distance, maximum link 25
downgrade of firmware 47
duplex audio mode 63
E
emitting power 25
encoder mode, video 38
encoder settings 35–39
encryption mechanism, WEP 30
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error messages during firmware
update 51–52
Ethernet settings
in a device 19
in SConfigurator 4
F
factory default configuration 17
filter
IP 33
video 39
firmware
compatibility of versions 62
downgrading 47
version, displayed 17
firmware update
with IP link 48
messages 51–52
performing 47–51
preventing 21
with serial port 50
forced bit rate 32
frame rate 37
frequency band 23
frequency channel. See channel,
RF.
full duplex audio mode 63
G
gain
antenna 25
audio 43
gateway, IP address 19
general settings 17
General tab 3–7, 66, 69–70
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) 22
H
hue 34
I
I/O data 63
identifier for a pair of devices 30
identifying a device 17
I-frame 37
information on devices 14
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input compression 43
input filter mode 39
input type, audio 43
input, video 34
installation 2
intra interval 37
IP address
APIPA 71
computer 4
device 19
discovery 5
gateway 19
SConfigurator 4
subnet mask 19
temporary 71
IP camera. See video server.
IP filtering settings 33
IP link
for firmware update 48
securing 53–56
IP settings
in a device 19
in SConfigurator 4
master
list of clients and slaves 31
See also bridge.
maximum link distance 25
maximum quantizer 37
messages, during firmware
update 51–52
minimum RF margin 26
mode
codec 38
MAC 23
RS-422/485 41
multicast detection method
in a device 20
in SConfigurator 5, 12
N
K
name of device 17
network configuration, batch 45
network settings
for a batch of devices 45
in a device 19–33
in SConfigurator 4
NTP (Network Time Protocol) 22
NTSC 34
key
WEP 30
wireless 26, 29
O
L
link distance, maximum 25
link speed. See wireless bit rate.
link status 31
list of trusted devices
adding a device 56
creating 6
indicator in the Units box 14
troubleshooting 58
loading default configuration 17
lost device 11
M
MAC mode 23
margin, minimum RF 26
mask, subnet 19
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option. See settings.
order, starting 25
outdoor wireless bridge. See
bridge.
output, video 40
P
PAL 34
parameter. See settings.
parity 41
passkey
SSL. See SSL passkey.
wireless 26, 29
point-to-point connection 61–64
port
COM. See COM port.
serial. See serial port.
VSIP. See VSIP port.
power, transmission 25
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preventing firmware update 21
product type 14
program settings 3–7
PTT/PTL mode 63
push-to-listen mode 63
push-to-talk mode 63
Q
quantizer, maximum 37
R
radio frequency. See wireless
settings.
radio transmission power 25
rate control, video 37
rebooting the device 16, 17
receiver-specific settings 40
removing a connection 64
requirements, computer 2
reserved VSIP ports 5
reset to factory default 17
resolution, video 37
RF (radio frequency). See
wireless settings.
role of the device 23
RS-232 settings 40
RS-422/485 settings 40
S
S1000w. See video server.
S1100, configuration context 16
S1100w
aligning the antenna 69
changing the RF wireless
rate 32
configuration context 16
See also video server.
S1500e series
configuration context 16
See also video server.
S1600e. See video server.
S1700e series. See video server.
S1708e series. See video server.
S2500e. See video server.
S3100. See bridge.
saturation, video 35
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discovery 10–12
SDCF 23
Secure Sockets Layer. See the
SSL entries.
secure VSIP connection. See SSL
connection.
security
defined 53–56
in a device 21
indicator in the Units box 14
in SConfigurator 6
sensitivity threshold 26
serial port
data in a connection 63
for firmware update 50
method to access the CLI 66
settings 40
server, video. See video server.
service set identifier (SSID) 30
settings
audio 42
filtering 33
IP filtering 33
network 19–33, 45
NTP 22
RF (radio frequency) 23–33
SConfigurator 3–7
serial port 40
SSL. See SSL settings.
system status 17
video decoder 40
video encoder 34–39
VSIP. See VSIP settings.
wireless 23–33
single device, discovering 12, 13
slave
aligning the antenna 69
changing the wireless bit
rate 32
list of 31
See also bridge.
SmartSight Utilities CD vi
SPCF 23
speed of the wireless link. See
wireless bit rate.
SSID (service set identifier) 30
SSL certificate 54
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defined 55
indicator in the Units box 14
troubleshooting 58–60
SSL passkey
defined 54
in a device 21
in SConfigurator 6
troubleshooting 58–60
SSL security. See security.
SSL settings
in a device 21
in SConfigurator 6
standard, television display 34
starting order 25
starting SConfigurator 2
status messages during firmware
update 51–52
status, system 17
stream, video 34–39
subnet mask 19
support, technical x
system status settings 17
system time 22
T
target frame rate 37
target video bit rate 36
TCP connection 58
technical support x
television display standard 34
Telnet 21, 68
temporary IP address 71
threshold, sensitivity 26
time, system 22
timeout, CLI 67
TPC (Transmit Power Control) 17
transmission distance,
maximum 25
transmission power 25
troubleshooting a device 57–60
trusted device list
adding a device 56
creating 6
indicator in the Units box 14
troubleshooting 58
type, device 14
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UDP connection 58
unicast detection method 12
Units tab 9–52
updating firmware
with IP link 48
messages 51–52
performing 47–51
preventing 21
with serial port 50
Utilities CD vi
V
Verint console 66
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version of firmware 17, 62
video bit rate 36
video decoder setting 40
video encoder settings 35–39
video feed filtering 39
video input 34
video mode in a connection 62
video output 40
video server
available settings 15
list of v
See also device.
video settings 34–40
VSIP connection
defined 14
secure 55
troubleshooting 58–60
VSIP port
common 5, 11
default 5
in the discovery process 10–12
reserved 5
troubleshooting 59
See also VSIP settings.
VSIP settings
in a device 20
in SConfigurator 5
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WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
key 30
wired video server, list of v
wireless bit rate
changing, for a client or
slave 32
S1000w 30
S1100w 24
slave 24
wireless bridge. See bridge.
wireless link status 31
wireless passkey 26, 29
wireless settings
in a bridge 23–33
in an S1000w 30
in an S1100 23–33
in an S1100w 23–33
wireless transmitter. See S1000w
and S1100w.
wireless video server, list of v
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