DVR User Manual
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HD-TVI DVR User Manual
CAUTION
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Please read this user manual carefully to ensure that you can use the device correctly and
safely.
 There may be several technically incorrect places or printing errors in this manual. The
updates will be added into the new version of this manual. The contents of this manual are
subject to change without notice.
 This device should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the
marking label. The voltage of the power must be verified before using. If the device doesn’t
work for a long time, pull out the plug from the socket.
 Do not install this device near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or
other device that produce heat.
 Do not install this device near water. Clean only with a dry cloth.
 Place the device in a well-ventilated area.
 Do not power off the DVR at normal recording condition!
 This machine is indoor using equipment. Do not expose the machine in rain or moist
environment. In case any solid or liquid get into the machine’s case, please cut off the power
supply immediately, and ask for qualified technicians to check the machine before restart
 Do not try to repair the device by yourself without technical aid or approval.
 When this product is in use, the relevant contents of Microsoft, Apple and Google will
be involved in. The pictures and screenshots in this manual are only used to explain the
usage of our product. The ownerships of trademarks, logos and other intellectual properties
related to Microsoft, Apple and Google shall belong to the above-mentioned companies.
 This manual is suitable for 16/32-channel HD-TVI digital video recorders. All examples
and pictures used in the manual are from 16-channel DVR.
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Table of Contents
1 Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 1
1.1 DVR Introduction ................................................................................................................ 1
1.2 Main Features ...................................................................................................................... 1
2 Hardware Installation ....................................................................................................... 3
2.1 Install Hard Drive &DVD Writer ........................................................................................ 3
2.1.1 Install Hard Drive ............................................................................................................. 3
2.1.2 Install DVD Writer ........................................................................................................... 3
2.2 Front Panel Descriptions...................................................................................................... 4
2.3 Rear Panel Instructions ........................................................................................................ 5
2.4 Remote Controller ............................................................................................................... 6
2.5 Control with Mouse ............................................................................................................. 8
2.5.1 Connect Mouse ................................................................................................................. 8
2.5.2 Use Mouse ........................................................................................................................ 8
3 Basic Function Instruction ................................................................................................ 9
3.1 Power On/Off ...................................................................................................................... 9
3.1.1 Power On .......................................................................................................................... 9
3.1.2 Power Off ......................................................................................................................... 9
3.2 Login ................................................................................................................................... 9
3.3 Live Preview ...................................................................................................................... 10
3.4 Live Playback .................................................................................................................... 10
4 Main Menu Setup Guide ................................................................................................. 12
4.1 Basic Configuration ........................................................................................................... 12
4.1.1 System ............................................................................................................................ 13
4.1.2 Date & Time ................................................................................................................... 13
4.1.3 DST ................................................................................................................................ 14
4.2 Live Configuration ............................................................................................................ 14
4.2.1 Live................................................................................................................................. 14
4.2.2 Main Monitor.................................................................................................................. 15
4.2.3 Mask ............................................................................................................................... 16
4.3 Record Configuration ........................................................................................................ 16
4.3.1 Enable ............................................................................................................................. 17
4.3.2 Record Bitrate ................................................................................................................. 17
4.3.3 Time ................................................................................................................................ 18
4.3.4 Stamp .............................................................................................................................. 18
4.3.5 Recycle Record ............................................................................................................... 19
4.3.6 Snap ................................................................................................................................ 19
4.4 Schedule Configuration ..................................................................................................... 19
4.4.1 Schedule ......................................................................................................................... 20
4.4.2 Motion Schedule ............................................................................................................. 20
4.4.3 Sensor Schedule .............................................................................................................. 21
4.5 Alarm Configuration.......................................................................................................... 21
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4.5.1 Sensor Alarm .................................................................................................................. 21
4.5.2 Motion Alarm ................................................................................................................. 23
4.5.3 Video Loss ...................................................................................................................... 24
4.5.4 Other Alarm .................................................................................................................... 25
4.5.5 Alarm Out ....................................................................................................................... 25
4.6 Network Configuration ...................................................................................................... 26
4.6.1 Network .......................................................................................................................... 26
4.6.2 Sub Stream...................................................................................................................... 27
4.6.3 Email .............................................................................................................................. 27
4.6.4 Server.............................................................................................................................. 28
4.6.5 NAT ................................................................................................................................ 29
4.6.6 Other Settings ................................................................................................................. 29
4.7 User Management Configuration ....................................................................................... 31
4.8 P.T.Z Configuration ........................................................................................................... 33
4.9 Advanced ........................................................................................................................... 37
4.9.1 Reset ............................................................................................................................... 37
4.9.2 Import/Export ................................................................................................................. 37
4.9.3 Block/Allow List ............................................................................................................ 37
5 Search, Playback & Backup ........................................................................................... 38
5.1 Time Search ....................................................................................................................... 38
5.2 Event Search ...................................................................................................................... 39
5.3 File Management ............................................................................................................... 39
5.4 Search by Image ................................................................................................................ 40
5.5 Backup ............................................................................................................................... 40
6 Manage DVR ................................................................................................................... 42
6.1 Check System Information ................................................................................................ 42
6.1.1 System Information ........................................................................................................ 42
6.1.2 Event Information ........................................................................................................... 42
6.1.3 Log Information .............................................................................................................. 42
6.1.4 Network Information ...................................................................................................... 42
6.1.5 Online Information ......................................................................................................... 42
6.1.6 Record Information......................................................................................................... 42
6.1.7 QRCODE........................................................................................................................ 42
6.2 Disk Management .............................................................................................................. 43
6.3 Upgrade ............................................................................................................................. 44
6.4 Logoff ................................................................................................................................ 44
7 Remote Surveillance ........................................................................................................ 45
7.1 IE Remote Surveillance by NAT ....................................................................................... 45
7.1.1 NAT Settings................................................................................................................... 45
7.1.2 NAT Access .................................................................................................................... 45
7.2 IE Remote Surveillance via LAN & WAN ........................................................................ 45
7.2.1 Via LAN ......................................................................................................................... 46
7.2.2 Via WAN......................................................................................................................... 46
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7.3 Remote Surveillance through Apple PC ............................................................................ 47
7.3.1 Via LAN ......................................................................................................................... 47
7.3.2 Via WAN......................................................................................................................... 48
7.4 The Remote Live Preview ................................................................................................. 49
7.5 Remote Playback & Backup .............................................................................................. 51
7.5.1 Remote Playback ............................................................................................................ 51
7.5.2 Remote Backup............................................................................................................... 54
7.6 Remote System Configuration ........................................................................................... 54
7.7 Tools .................................................................................................................................. 55
7.8 Remote Management ......................................................................................................... 55
Appendix A FAQ ................................................................................................................. 56
Appendix B Calculate Recording Capacity ...................................................................... 60
Appendix C Compatible Devices ....................................................................................... 61
Appendix E 16 CH Specifications ...................................................................................... 62
Appendix F 32 CH Specifications ...................................................................................... 63
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1
Introduction
1.1 DVR Introduction
This model is standard 16/32 CH real time real time 1080P/720P/WD1 high resolution DVRs,
which adopts high performance video processing chips and embedded Linux system.
Meanwhile, it utilizes many most advanced technologies, such as standard H.264 with low bit
rate, Dual stream, SATA interface, VGA output mouse supported, IE browser supported with
full remote control, mobile view(by phones), etc., which ensure its powerful functions and
high stability. Due to these distinctive characteristics, it is widely used in banks,
telecommunication, transportation, factories, warehouse, and irrigation and so on.
1.2 Main Features
COMPRESSION FORMAT
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Standard H.264 compression with low bit rate and better image quality
LIVE SURVEILLANCE
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Supports HDMI/VGA output
Supports 16/32CH (HD-TVI signal) 1080P/720P, (analog signal) 960H/D1 video inputs
Supports channel security by hiding live display
Display the local record state and basic information
Supports USB to make full control
RECORD MEDIA
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Supports eight SATA HDDs to record for a longer time without any limitation
BACKUP
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Supports USB devices to backup
Support built-in SATA DVD writer to backup
Supports saving recorded files with AVI standard format to a remote computer through
internet
RECORD & PLAYBACK
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Record modes: Manual, Schedule, Motion detection and Sensor alarm recording
Supports recycle after HDD full
Resolution, frame rate and picture quality are adjustable
Three record search modes: time search, event search and image search
Support 8 channels playback simultaneously
Supports deleting and locking the recorded files one by one
Supports remote playback in Network Client through LAN or internet
ALARM
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Support 16 CH alarm input and 4 generic output
Supports schedule for motion detection and sensor alarm
Supports pre-recording and post recording
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Support linked channels recording once motion or alarm triggered on certain channel
PTZ CONTROL
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Supports various PTZ protocols
Supports 128 PTZ presets and 8 auto cruise tracks
Supports remote PTZ control through internet
SECURITY
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Customize user right: log search, system setup, two way audio, file management, disk
management, remote login, live view, manual record, playback, PTZ control and remote live
view
 Supports 1 administrator and 63 users
 Supports event log recording and checking, events unlimited
NETWORK
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Supports TCP/IP, DHCP, PPPoE, DDNS protocol
Supports NAT technology
Supports IE browser to do remote view
Supports QRCODE scanning through mobile phone client
Supports setup client connection amount
Supports dual stream. Network stream is adjustable independently to fit the network
bandwidth and environment
 Supports picture snap in remote live
 Supports remote time and event search, and channel playback with picture snap
 Supports remote PTZ control with preset and auto cruise
 Supports remote full menu setup, changing all the DVR parameters remotely
 Supports mobile surveillance by phones with iPhone, Android & Blackberry OS
 Supports CMS/NVMS to manage multi devices on internet
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2
Hardware Installation
Check the unit and the accessories after getting the device. Please don’t power up the unit till
the physical installation is complete.
2.1 Install Hard Drive &DVD Writer
2.1.1 Install Hard Drive
Notice: 1. This series support eight SATA hard drives. Please use the hard drive the
manufacturers recommend specially for security and safe field.
2. Please calculate HDD capacity according to the recording setting. Please
refer to “Appendix B Calculate Recording Capacity”.
①
Open the cover and loosen the screws to take out the upper mounting bar, and then
install the HDD.
②
Connect the power and data cables and install the other three HDDs according to
above-mentioned method and install back the upper mounting bar.
③
Install the upper four HDDs and install back the cover.
2.1.2 Install DVD Writer
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Notice: 1. The writers must be the compatible devices we recommend. Please refer to
“Appendix C Compatible Devices”.
2. This device is only for backup.
①
Loosen the screws and take out the brace with a triangular mark (if there is no such brace,
please skip this step). And then install the DVD Writer.
②
Connect the power and data cables and then install the HDDs as shown below.
③
Install back the mounting bar and fix the other two HDDs under it as shown below.
Note: If you install a DVD writer, you can only install 4 HDDs at most. Because too
much room has been taken up.
2.2 Front Panel Descriptions
Notice: The front panel descriptions are only for reference; please make the object as
the standard.
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Type
Name
Indicator
Function
Buttons
Power
Function
The power indicator turns blue when DVR is powered up
HDD
The light turns blue when HDD is writing and reading
Net
The light turns blue when it is able to access the network
Backup
The light turns blue when baking up files and data
Play
The light turns blue when playing video
REC
The light turns blue when recording
AUDIO /+
1. Adjust audio 2. Increase the value in setup
P.T.Z / -
1. Enter PTZ mode 2. Decrease the value in setup
MENU
Enter Menu in live
INFO
Check the information of the device
BACKUP
Enter backup mode in live
SEARCH
Enter search mode in live
Exit
Exit the current interface
Manually record
Play/Pause
Rewind key
Fast forward
Digital Key
Direction Key
USB
1-9
Input digital number and select camera
0/--
Input number 0, the number above 10
Direction Key
Change direction
Multi-Screen Switch
Change the screen mode
Enter
Confirm selection
USB
To connect external USB device like USB mouse or USB flash
2.3 Rear Panel Instructions
Notice: The pictures of the rear panel are only for reference; please take the real
object as standard.
Rear Panel for 16 CH
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Rear Panel for 32 CH
Name
Descriptions
MIC IN
1CH MIC input
USB
To connect external USB devices like USB mouse or USB storage device
LAN
Network port
HDMI
HDMI port. Connect to high-definition display device
VGA
VGA port. Connect to monitor
HD TVI VIDEO IN
(HD-TVI signal) 1080P/720P, (analog signal) 960H/D1 video inputs
AUDIO OUT
Audio output, connect to the sound box
AUDIO IN
Audio inputs
K/B
Connect to keyboard; A is TX +; B is TX-
P/Z
Connect to speed dome; Y is TX +; Z is TX-
GND
Grounding
ALARM IN
Alarm inputs for connecting sensors
ALARM OUT
Relay output. Connect to external alarm
E-SATA
Connect to external SATA HDD for backup
2.4 Remote Controller
It uses two AAA size batteries.
 Open the battery cover of the Remote Controller.
 Place batteries. Please take care of the polarity (+and-).

Replace the battery cover.
Key points to check in case the remote doesn’t work.
1. Check batteries polarity and the remaining charge in the batteries.
2. Check IR controller sensor for any masking.
3. Check the ID of the remote with respect to the DVR.
If it still doesn’t work, please try using a good known remote, or contact your dealer.
Operation processes with remote controller to control multi-DVR
The default device ID of the DVR is 0. It’s not necessary to reset the device ID when a remote
is to be used to control a single DVR. However when controlling multiple DVRs with multiple
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remote controllers, you would need to configure the device ID, please refer to below steps:
Activate remote controller to control the DVR: Turn the IR sensor of the remote controller
towards the IR receiver on the front panel, press the number key 8 twice on the remote, then
input device ID of the DVR to be controlled (Range from: 0-65535; the default device ID is 0)
press ENTER to confirm.
You can check the device ID of a DVR from System SetupBasicDevice ID. You can also
set multiple DVRs with the same device ID however this can cause interference if the DVRs
are kept close to each other.
The buttons of remote controller are as shown below.
Button
Power
Button
Record Button
-/-- /0-9 Digital
Button
Fn1 Button
Multi Button
Next Button
SEQ
Audio
Switch
Direction button
Enter Button
Menu Button
Exit Button
Focus/IRIS/Zoo
m/PTZ
Preset/Cruise/Tr
ack/Wiper/Light
Button
Clear Button
Fn2 Button
Info Button
Snap Button
Search Button
Cut Button
Backup Button
Zoom Button
PIP Button
Function
Switch off—to stop DVR. Use it before turning off the
power
To record manually
Input number or choose camera
Unavailable temporarily
To choose multi screen display mode
To switch the live image
To go to auto dwell mode
To enable audio output in live mode
To switch the output between BNC and VGA
To move cursor in setup or pan/title PTZ
To confirm the choice or setup
To go to menu
To exit the current interface
PTZ Control button
Enter preset/cruise/Track/Wiper/Light setup in PTZ mode.
You shall press PTZ button to go to PTZ setup mode. Then
select a channel and press PTZ button again prior to enabling
these buttons
To return to the previous interface
Unavailable temporarily
Get information about DVR like firmware version, HDD
information
To control playback. Play/Pause/Stop/Previous Section/Next
Section/Rewind/Fast Forward
To take snapshots manually
To go to search mode
To set the start/end time for backup in playback mode
To go to backup mode
To zoom in the images
To go to picture in picture setting mode
Remote Controller
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2.5 Control with Mouse
2.5.1 Connect Mouse
It supports USB mouse through the ports on the rear panel.
If mouse is not detected or doesn’t work, check below steps:
1. Make sure the mouse is plugged in the USB mouse port.
2. Try with a good know mouse.
2.5.2 Use Mouse
During live:
Double-click on any camera window to see the full screen. Right click to reveal the control
menu on the screen. Right click again to hide the menu.
In Configuration:
Click to enter a particular option. Right click to cancel the option or to return to the previous
menu. In order to input a value in a particular screen, move cursor to the input box and click.
An input window will appear as below. It supports digits, alphabets and symbols input. Click
Shift button to input Capital letters and symbols; click Shift button again to return.
It supports mouse drag. Take setting up motion detection area for example: Click customized,
hold down the left button and drag to set motion detection area.
In Playback:
Click to choose the options. Right click to return to live mode.
In Backup:
Click to choose the options. Right click to return to previous picture.
In PTZ Control:
Click left button to choose the buttons to control the PTZ. Click right button to return to live.
Note: Mouse is the default tool for all operations unless an exception, as indicated.
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3
Basic Function Instruction
3.1 Power On/Off
Before you power on the unit, please make sure all the connection is good.
3.1.1 Power On
①
②
③
Connect with the power.
The device will boot and the power LED would turn blue.
A WIZARD window will pop up and show some information about time zone, time
setup, network configuration, record configuration and disk management. User can set
up here and refer to the concrete setup steps from the corresponding chapters. If users
don’t want to set up Wizard, please click Exit button to exit. Press and hold FN/ESC key
to switch the resolution of VGA and HDMI output.
3.1.2 Power Off
You can power off the device by using remote controller, keyboard or mouse.
① Go to Main Menu and then select “Shut Down” icon to pop up the Shut down window.
② Click OK. Then the unit will power off after a while.
③ Disconnect the power.
3.2 Login
User can login or log off the DVR system. Once logged off the user cannot do any other
operation except changing the multi-screen display.
Fig 3-1 Login
Notice: The default user name and password is admin and the default user name is
123456. For complete operational steps for changing password, adding or deleting
users, please refer to section 4.7 User Management Configuration.
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3.3 Live Preview
Fig 3-2 Live Preview Interface
Symbol
Meaning
Green
Manual record
Yellow
Motion detection record
Red
Sensor Alarm record
Blue
Schedule record
3.4 Live Playback
Click Playback button to playback the record. Refer to Fig 3-3. User can do complete
operation by clicking the buttons on screen.
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Fig 3-3 Live Playback
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Main Menu Setup Guide
Click right mouse or press FN/ESC button on the front panel and then the control bar will
display at the bottom of the screen. Refer to Fig 4-1.
Fig 4-1 Main Menu Toolbar
Screen Mode: Click to choose screen mode.
Dwell: Dwell means to display live images from different cameras in a sequence. The images
may be displayed as a single channel or in a grid fashion from different cameras. Dwell mode
is enabled only when the chosen display mode is not able to display all the available cameras.
E-Zoom: Single channel large screen electronic amplification.
Audio: Enable sound.
PTZ: Click the PTZ button to control rotation position, speed and auto scan of the PTZ.
Snap: Click this button to snap the live pictures. These pictures will automatically be saved in
the SATA disk.
Record: Click this button to start/stop recording.
Playback: Click this button to playback the record files.
Click Main Menu button to pop up a window as Fig 4-2. You can also press MENU button on
the front panel or operate with remote controller to display the main menu. Clicking Setup
icon will pop up the configuration menu:
Fig 4-2 Setup
4.1 Basic Configuration
Basic configuration includes three sub menus: system, date & time and DST.
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4.1.1 System
Go to Main MenuSetupBasicSystem interface. Refer to Fig 4-3.
Fig 4-3 Basic Configuration-System
In this interface you can set up the device name, device ID, video format, max network users,
VGA resolution, language and so on. The definitions for every parameters display as below:
Device Name: The name of the device. It may display on the client end or CMS that help user
to recognize the device remotely.
Device ID: This ID is used to map the speed dome cameras.
Video Format: Two modes: PAL and NTSC. User can select the video format according to
that of camera.
Password Check: If this option is enabled, the user would need to input the user name and the
password for performing corresponding operations.
Show System Time: If selected, the current time will be displayed during live monitoring.
Max Online Users: To set the max number of concurrent user logins in the DVR.
Video Output: The resolution of live display interface.
Language: Set up the menu language.
Note: After changing the language and video output, the device needs to login again.
Logout After (Minutes): A user can set up the screen interval time (30s, 60s, 180s, 300s). If
there is no any operation within the setting period, the device will auto logout and return to
login interface.
Show Wizard: If selected, the GUI would launch the startup wizard on every boot, allowing
the user to do basic setup.
No Image When Logout: If selected, there will be no image showing when logging out.
4.1.2 Date & Time
①
Go to Main MenuSetupBasicDate & Time interface. Refer to Fig 4-4.
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Fig 4-4 Basic Configuration-Date & Time
②
③
Set the date format, time format, time zone in this interface; checkmark “sync time with
NTP server” to refresh NTP server date. You can also adjust system date manually.
Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
4.1.3 DST
①
Go to Main MenuSetupBasicDST interface. Refer to Fig 4-5.
Fig 4-5 Basic Configuration-DST
②
③
In this interface, enable daylight saving time, time offset, mode, start & end
month/week/date, etc.
Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
4.2 Live Configuration
Live configuration includes three submenus: live, main monitor and mask.
4.2.1 Live
In this interface, you can set up camera name.
To set up camera name:
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①
Go to Main MenuSetupLive. Refer to Fig 4-6.
Fig 4-6 Live Configuration-Live
②
③
④
⑤
A software keyboard will pop up by clicking camera name area. Click the letters and (or)
digital numbers on the keyboard to input the name you want to display in live image.
Checkmark the camera name in the show name area.
All channels will show the camera name by checking “All” checkbox.
Click “Apply” to save the setting.
4.2.2 Main Monitor
The main monitor settings allow you to set camera sequence in live display mode.
Operate the following steps to set main monitor:
① Go to Main MenuSetupLiveMain Monitor interface. Refer to Fig 4-7.
Fig 4-7 Live Configuration-Main Monitor
②
Select display mode and channel.
③
Select dwell time. Click
④
picture. Click
button to set the latter channel groups of dwell picture.
Click “Apply” to save the setting.
button to set up the previous channel groups of dwell
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4.2.3 Mask
If there is something you don’t want to display in the live image. You can set mask. For a
given channel a maximum of three areas can be masked.
To set up mask area:
① Go to Main MenuSetupLiveMask interface.
Fig 4-8 Live Configuration-Mask
②
③
④
⑤
Click “Setting” button to go to live image.
Press and drag the left mouse button to set mask area as shown below.
Right click to exit the mask setting interface.
Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
To delete mask area:
① Click “Setting” button in the mask interface.
② Select a certain masked area and double click to delete that masked area.
③ Then click “Apply” button to save the setting.
Fig 4-9 Setting Mask Area
4.3 Record Configuration
Record configuration includes six sub menus: enable, record bit rate, time, recycle record,
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stamp and snap.
Before Configuration, please make sure your DVR has been installed with HDD and has
completed its initialization.
4.3.1 Enable
①
Go to Main MenuSetupRecordEnable interface. Refer to Fig 4-10.
Fig 4-10 Record Configuration-Enable
Parameter
②
③
Meaning
Record
To enable/disable recording for the channel
Audio
To enable/disable audio recording for the channel
Checkmark record and audio.
Select “All” to set up the same settings for all channels.
4.3.2 Record Bitrate
①
Go to Main MenuSetupRecordRecord Bitrate. Refer to Fig 4-11.
Fig 4-11 Record Configuration-Record Bitrate
②
Set up rate, resolution, quality, encode and max bit stream.
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③
④
Select “All” to set the same settings for all channels.
Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
Parameter
Rate
Resolution
Quality
Encode
Max bit stream
Meaning
720P/WD1/D1: 1-30(NTSC)1-25(PAL); 1080P: 1-15(NTSC)1-12(PAL)
This series supports 720P, 1080P, WD1
The higher the value is, the clearer the recorded image is. Six options:
lowest, lower, low, medium, higher and highest
VBR and CBR
You shall adjust it subject to the actual network condition
4.3.3 Time
①
②
Go to Main MenuSetupRecordTime interface to set recording time. Refer to Fig
4-12.
Set Pre-alarm record time and post-alarm record time. Select “All” to set the same
settings for all channels.
Fig 4-12 Record Configuration-Time
③
Pre-alarm Record Time: Set the time in seconds to pre-record before the actual
recording begins.
Post-alarm Record Time: Set the time in seconds to post-record after the actual
recording has finished five options: 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 60s, 120s, 180s and 300s.
Expire Time: Set the expiration time for recorded video. If the set date is overdue, the
recorded files will be deleted automatically.
Click “Apply” to save the setting.
4.3.4 Stamp
This provides an option to enable or disable the Camera Name and the Time stamp on the
video. The user can also choose a position for the stamp on the screen.
To set up stamp as follows:
① Go to Main MenuSetupRecordStamp interface. Refer to Fig 4-13.
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Fig 4-13 Record Configuration-Stamp
②
Checkmark camera name and time stamp. Click “Setting” button to set up the position of
the stamp. You can drag the camera name and time stamp at random positions. Refer to
below Figures:
Before drag
③
After drag
Select “All” to set up all channels with the same parameters.
4.3.5 Recycle Record
This option is used to recycle the HDD space once it is full. If enabled, the system will
automatically delete the old records and recycle the space if it is completely utilized. The
setting steps are as follows:
① Go to Main MenuSetupRecordRecycle Record interface.
② Checkmark recycle record to activate auto recycling. If the option is disabled or not
selected, the DVR would stop recording once HDD is full.
③ Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
4.3.6 Snap
In this interface, user can set up resolution, quality, snap interval, snap number.
4.4 Schedule Configuration
Schedule configuration includes three sub menus: schedule, motion and sensor.
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4.4.1 Schedule
This tab allows defining schedule for normal recording for seven days of a week, 24 hours of a
day. Every row denotes an hourly timeline for a day. Click the grid to do relevant setup. A
highlighted area denotes selected timeline. Operate the following steps to set schedule:
① Go to Main MenuSetupSchedule interface. Refer to Fig 4-14.
②
Select channel and click
button to add a certain day schedule. Click
button to
delete the selected schedule.
If you want to apply the schedule setting of a certain channel to other or all channels, you need
to select channel and click “Copy” button.
Fig 4-14 Schedule Configuration-Schedule
You can also set week schedule by double-clicking in the grinding area. This will take you to
see a dialog box as Fig 4-15.
① Select a day and click “Add” button to set start time and end time. Then click
to
save.
② Select other days and add schedule or copy settings from one schedule to the others
under the Apply Settings To item.
Fig 4-15 Schedule-Week Schedule
4.4.2 Motion Schedule
This tab allows to set schedule for motion based recording. The setting steps are as follows:
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①
②
Go to Main MenuSetupScheduleMotion tab.
The setup steps for schedule for motion based recording are similar to normal schedule
setup. You can refer to 4.4.1 Schedule for details.
Note: The default schedule of motion based recording is 24ⅹ7. If you want to activate
motion based recording, you must enable motion alarm and set up schedule for motion
alarm (see Chapter 4.5.2 Motion Alarm for more details).
4.4.3 Sensor Schedule
This tab allows to set schedule for sensor based recording. The setting steps are as follows:
① Go to Main MenuSetupScheduleSensor interface.
②
The setup steps for schedule for sensor based recording are similar to normal schedule
setup (see Chapter 4.4.1 Schedule for details).
Note: The default schedule of sensor based recording is 24×7. If you want to activate
sensor based recording, you must enable sensor alarm and set up schedule for sensor
alarm (see Chapter 4.5.1 Sensor Alarm for more details).
4.5 Alarm Configuration
Alarm configuration includes five sub menus: sensor, motion, video loss, other alarm and
alarm out.
4.5.1 Sensor Alarm
Sensor includes three sub menus: basic, alarm handling and schedule.
Operate the following steps to configure sensor alarm:
① Go to Main MenuSetupAlarmSensorBasic tab. Refer to Fig 4-16.
Fig 4-16 Alarm Configuration-Sensor-Basic
②
Enable channels by checking the checkboxes beside the desired channels.
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④
⑤
Set the alarm type according to triggered alarm type. Two options: NO and NC.
Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
Go to Alarm Handling tab. Refer to Fig 4-17. Select hold time and then click “Setting”
button to pop up a dialog box as shown in Fig 4-18.
Fig 4-17 Alarm Configuration-Sensor-Alarm Handling
⑥
Go to alarm tab to select the options to handle alarm.
Fig 4-18 Alarm Handling-Trigger
Buzzer: If selected, the local buzzer would be activated on an alarm.
Show Full Screen: If selected, there will pop up the chosen channel on the monitor on an
alarm trigger.
To Alarm Out: If selected, this would trigger external relay output on an alarm.
Email: If selected, the DVR will send an email alert to the preconfigured email address in
case of a sensor based alarm from the particular input.
Snap: If selected, the system will snap images of the checked channels on an alarm and save
them in the HDD automatically.
⑦
⑧
Go to To Record tab. Select recording channels. It would be recorded in case of an alarm.
Click “OK” button to save the setting.
Go to To PTZ tab. Set preset, cruise and track options for a PTZ in case of a sensor
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based alarm. Single or multiple PTZ units could be programmed to perform this function
on the same alarm.
Go to Schedule tab. The setting steps for schedule for sensor based alarm are similar to
normal schedule setup. You can refer to 4.4.1 Schedule for details. This step is very
important for sensor alarm. Even if you have enabled the sensor alarm for all channels
and set up the trigger, you will not see the result of sensor alarm if no schedule is added.
If you have set schedule for sensor based recording in the same timeline, recordings can
also be triggered.
4.5.2 Motion Alarm
Motion includes two sub menus: motion and schedule. The steps to set motion alarm are as
follows:
① Go to Main MenuSetupAlarmMotionMotion tab. Refer to Fig 4-19.
② Enable motion alarm, set alarm hold time which refers to the time till which the system
will wait for further detection of motion. e.g. If the holding time is set to 10 seconds,
once the system detects a motion, it will go to alarm but would not detect any other
motion alarm (specific to channel) until 10 seconds. If there is other motion detected
during this period it is considered it as continuous movement, otherwise it will be
considered as a single motion.
③ The setup steps of motion trigger are similar to “Alarm Handling” (See Chapter 5.5.1
Sensor Alarm Handling setting for more details).
Fig 4-19 Alarm Configuration-Motion
④
⑤
After clicking Area button, a dialog box will pop up as Fig 4-20.
In the Area interface, you can drag slide bar to set the sensitivity value (1-8). The higher
the value is the more sensitive it is to motion. Since the sensitivity is influenced by color
and time (day or night), you can adjust its value according to the practical conditions.
Left click the grid and drag to delete area. Click
icon to set the whole area as
detection area. Click
icon to clear the set detection area. Click
icon to test the
sensitivity as per the local conditions. Once motion is sensed, it displays a figure icon.
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Click
icon to save the setting. Click
icon to exit the current interface.
Fig 4-20 Motion-Area
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⑦
⑧
Select “All” to set the same settings for all channels.
Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
Go to Schedule tab. The setting steps for schedule for motion based alarm are similar to
normal schedule setup (see Chapter 4.4.1 for more details).
Note: Prior to setting motion detection field it is recommended that you click
icon to clear the existing field and set afresh.
4.5.3 Video Loss
This DVR can be set up to detect video loss. The setting steps are as follows:
① Go to Main MenuSetupAlarmVideo Loss. Refer to Fig 4-21.
② The setup steps of video loss trigger are similar to motion trigger setting. (See Chapter
4.5.1 Main MenuSetupAlarmSensorAlarm Handling setting for more details).
Fig 4-21 Alarm Configuration-Video Loss
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4.5.4 Other Alarm
This tab gives a choice to configure alarm for Disk Full, IP Conflict, the Disconnect event,
Disk Attenuation or Disk Lost.
① Go to Main MenuSetupAlarmOther Alarm. Refer to Fig 4-22.
② Use the dropdown menu and select the event or the alarm.
③ Check the required trigger options.
④ If the selected event is “Disk Full”, then use the drop down box for “Disk Shortage
Alarm” to choose a threshold value for remaining HDD space. If the threshold value is
reached, the system will trigger the Disk Full Alarm.
⑤ Click “Apply” to save the setting.
Fig 4-22 Other Alarm
4.5.5 Alarm Out
Alarm out includes three sub menus: alarm out, schedule and buzzer.
To set up alarm out:
① Go to Main MenuSetupAlarmAlarm Out. Refer to Fig 4-23.
Fig 4-23 Alarm Out
②
Input relay name and select hold time.
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Go to Schedule tab. This will go to schedule setup interface. The setting steps for
schedule for alarm out are similar to normal schedule setup (see Chapter 4.4.1 for
details).
This step is very important for alarm out. Even if you have enabled alarm out in the motion
based alarm or sensor based alarm, you will not see the result of alarm out if no schedule is
added here.
To set up buzzer:
① Go to Main MenuSetupAlarmAlarm OutBuzzer.
② Checkmark Buzzer and set buzzer alarm hold time. This would trigger the buzzer when
the system is on an alarm.
4.6 Network Configuration
Network configuration includes network, sub stream, email, server, NAT and other settings.
Network settings must be configured if DVR is used for monitoring over network.
4.6.1 Network
To set up network:
① Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkNetwork tab. Refer to Fig 4-24.
② Set HTTP port. The default HTTP port is 80. If the value is changed, you shall add the
port number when typing IP address in IE address blank. e.g. If HTTP port is set to 82
and IP address is http://192.168.0.25, you should input the following IP address:
http://192.168.0.25:82 into IE browser.
③ Set server port. The default server port is 6036.
Fig 4-24 Network Configuration-Network
④
Connect internet. There are three ways to connect internet.

If you have a DHCP server running and would like your DVR to automatically obtain an
IP address and other network settings, check the checkbox beside “Obtain an IP address
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
⑤
⑥
automatically”. Then the device will distribute IP address, subnet mask, and gateway IP
and DNS server.
If you want to configure your own settings, disable “Obtain an IP address automatically”
item and input the IP address, subnet mask, gateway IP and DNS server.
If you connect internet through PPPoE, disable “Obtain an IP address automatically”
item and check PPPoE checkbox and then enter username and password. Once the setup
is completed, your DVR will automatically dial up into your network.
Test the effectiveness of the network by clicking “Test” button after you set up the
network.
If the network is well connected, please click “Apply” button to save the setting.
4.6.2 Sub Stream
To set up sub stream:
① Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkSub Stream interface. Refer to Fig 4-25.
② Select fps, resolution, quality, encode and max bit rate.
③ Select “All” to set the same settings for all channels.
Fig 4-25 Network Configuration-Sub Stream
Parameter
Meaning
FPS
Range from: 1-25
Resolution
Support CIF
Quality
The quality of the clients’ image. The higher the value is, the clearer the
record image. Six options: lowest, lower, low, medium, higher and highest.
Encode
VBR and CBR
Max bit rate
Range from: 256~1792kbps
4.6.3 Email
To set up Email:
① Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkEmail interface. Refer to Fig 4-26.
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Fig 4-26 Network Configuration-Email
②
③
④
Set SMTP Server and port.
SMTP Server/Port: The name and port number of SMTP server. You can set up SSL
check (such as Gmail) according to actual needs.
Set sender’s address and password.
Set receiver’s email address and click “Test” button to test the validity of the mailbox.
Attaching image: If selected, the system will attach images when sending emails.
4.6.4 Server
This function is mainly used for connecting ECMS/NVMS. The setting steps are as follows:
① In the server interface, select “Enable” as shown in the Fig 4-27.
Fig 4-27 Network Configuration-Server
②
③
④
Check the IP address and port of the transfer media server in the ECMS/NVMS. The
default server port for auto report is 2009. If it is modified, please go to the transfer
media interface to check.
Enable the auto report in the ECMS/NVMS when adding a new device. Then input the
remaining information of the device in the ECMS/NVMS and self-define a device ID.
Input the above-mentioned server IP, server port and device ID in the server interface.
Then click “Apply” button to save the setting. Now, the ECMS/NVMS system will
automatically connect this device.
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4.6.5 NAT
①
Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkNAT interface. Refer to Fig 4-28.
Fig 4-28 Network Configuration-NAT
②
③
Enable NAT and input the NAT Server (The default NAT Server is www.autonat.com)
Click “Apply” to save the settings.
4.6.6 Other Settings
If your DVR is set to use PPPoE as its default network connection, you may set up DDNS to
be used in connection. The setting steps are as follows:
① Enable DDNS server.
② Select DDNS server.
③ Enter user name, password and host domain name of the registered website.
④ Click “Test” button to test the effectiveness of the relevant information.
⑤ Click “Apply” button to save the setting.
Fig 4-29 Network Configuration-Other Settings
Enable UPnP: Select UPnP here and then enable UPnP function in your router. Therefore,
there is no need for you to forward LAN IP address and port in the router in connection of
internet. After that, you can check the WAN IP address in the router.
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Note: The domain name selected by user is a banding domain name of DVR. User
should logon the website provided by the server supplier to register a user name and
password and then apply for a domain name online. After the successful application,
user can access the device from the IE client by inputting that domain name.

Domain name Registration (Take www.dvrdydns.com for example)
1. Input www.dvrdydns.com in the IE address bar to visit its website. Then click
“Registration” button to register as shown below.
2. Create domain name.
3. After you successfully request your domain name, you will see your domain in the list.
 DVR Setting
Connect DVR to the Network Client.
1. Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkOther Settings, checkmark DDNS, select
“dvrdydns” at the DDNS Sever pull down list box and input user name and password.
2. Go to configuration interface of the router to map the server port and IP address (if the user
enables UPnP function, he can skip this step). Click “Save” button to save the setting.
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3. Login IE browser and input registered domain name “http://www.xxx.dvrdydns.com”,
connect to DVR client.
You can also quickly register the domain name in this interface.
1. Set the IP address manually in the network tab and then click “Other Settings” tab.
Check “DDNS”.
2. Select “www.autoddns.com” in DDNS Type column as shown above.
3. Enter the host name at random, like 123.
4. Click “Register” to register the domain name. When the successful prompt pops up, it
means you successfully register your domain name.
If your IP address is not WAN IP address, you should forward your IP address and port in your
router or enable UPnP function both in router and DVR. Then you can use the domain name
plus HTTP port to access your DVR.
DDNS server
Website provided by dynamic domain name supplier. The optional:
DDNS server
www.meibu.com/www.dyndns.com/www.dvrdydns.com/www.autoddns.com/
www.no-ip.com/mintdns type
User name
User name for log in the website of domain name supplier
Password
Password for log in the website of domain name supplier
Host domain
The domain name user registered at the supplier’s website
Update interval
The interval time of upgrading DVR IP address
4.7 User Management Configuration
This tab allows you to add normal or advanced users. To add user and set up user authority:
① Go to Main MenuSetupUsers. Refer to Fig 4-30.
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Fig 4-30 User Management Configuration
②
Click “Add” button to display a dialog box as Fig 4-31.
Fig 4-31 Add-General
③
④
In General tab, input username, password and select user type. You can also check
“Binding PC MAC Address” and input this address.
Click “OK” to save the setting.
Note: When the default value of binding PC MAC Address is 0, the user is not bound
with the specified computer. If the bind option is used, the user would be able to log
into the DVR only through the specific computer (carrying the MAC address).
⑤
⑥
Select Authority tab and assign the operation rights for particular user. Refer to Fig 4-32.
Click “OK” to save the setting.
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Fig 4-32 Add User-Authority
To delete user:
① Go to Main MenuSetupUsers interface.
② Select the added user you want to delete and then click “Delete” button.
To modify user:
① Go to Main MenuSetupUsers interface.
② Select the added user you want to modify and then click “Modify” button to do the
relevant operation.
To change user password:
① Go to Main MenuSetupUsers interface.
② Select the added user you want to change its password and then click “Change
Password” button.
4.8 P.T.Z Configuration
P.T.Z configuration includes two submenus: serial port and advanced.
Serial port settings are as follows:
① Go to Main MenuSetup P.T.ZSerial Port interface. Refer to Fig 4-33.
Fig 4-33 P.T.Z Configuration-Serial Port
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Parameter
Address
Baud rate
Meaning
The address of the PTZ device.
Baud rate of the PTZ device. Range form: 110, 300, 600, 1200, 2400,
4800, 9600, 19200, 34800, 57600, 115200, 230400, 460800, 921600.
Communication protocol of the PTZ device. Range from: NULL,
Protocol
PELCOP, PELCOD, LILIN, MINKING, NEON, STAR, VIDO, DSCP,
VISCA, SAMSUNG, RM110, HY, N-control.
②
③
Simulative
If enabled, no matter whether the PTZ device supports cruise or not, the
Cruise
presets will cruise.
Select “Enable” and set up the value of address, baud rate and protocol according to the
settings of the speed dome.
Select “All” to set the same settings for all channels.
Advanced settings include preset setting, cruise setting and track setting.
Go to Main MenuSetupP.T.ZAdvanced. Refer to Fig 4-34.
Fig 4-34 P.T.Z configuration-advanced
To set up preset:
① In the Advanced interface, click preset “Setting” button to see a dialog box as Fig 4-35.
Fig 4-35 Advanced-Preset Setting
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In the preset setting tab, enable preset, set the preset name and then click preset
“Setting” button.
Fig 4-36 Preset Setting
③
Control the dome by rotating up, up left, down, right down, left, left down, right and up
right and adjust the rotate speed and the value of zoom, focus and iris of the dome.
④
Select the serial number of the preset point. Click
and click
button to enable the PTZ wiper
button to enable the PTZ light.
Note: PTZ must support wiper and light button and these two buttons are just available
when selecting PELCOP or PELCOD.
⑤
Click Save button to save the setting. Click
⑥
view this bar again. Click
icon to exit the current interface.
Return to the Advanced-Preset Setting interface and click OK button to save the setting.
icon to hide the tool bar. Right click to
To set up cruise:
① Click cruise “Setting” button to see a window as shown in Fig 4-37.
Fig 4-37 Cruise Setting
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②
③
Click Add button to add cruise line in the list box (8 cruise lines can be added at most).
Select a cruise line and click Setup button to see a dialog box as Fig 4-38.
Fig 4-38 Modifying Cruise Line
④
Click Add icon
to set the speed and time of preset point. Select a preset point and
then click Delete icon
to delete that preset point. Click Modify icon
to
modify the setting of a preset point. User can click
those icons to adjust
the position of preset point. Click Preview button to preview the cruise line. Click OK
button to save the setting.
To set up track:
① In the Advanced interface, click track “Setting” button to see a dialog box as Fig 4-39.
② Control the dome by rotating up, up left, down, right down, left, left down, right and up
right and adjust the rotate speed and the value of zoom, focus and iris of the dome.
③ Click Start Record button to record the move track of PTZ. Click this button again to
stop record. Click Start track button to play recorded track.
④
Click
icon to exit the current interface.
Fig 4-39 Track Setting
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4.9 Advanced
Advanced configuration includes three submenus: reset, import/export and block/allow list.
4.9.1 Reset
Reset the device to the factory default settings.
4.9.2 Import/Export
Export the data files into mobile storage devices for backup and then import specified data
files from mobile storage device to DVR.
4.9.3 Block/Allow List
Here authorized user can prohibit computer users within a certain IP address range from
accessing to DVR or allow computer users within a certain IP address range to access DVR.
E.g. if an admin user doesn’t want computer users within IP address range from
192.168.000.002 to 192.168.000.004 to access the DVR, he can check Block list option, and
then input such IP address range. If it is required that computer users within a certain IP
address range access DVR, they can check Allow List option and then do the required setting.
Fig 4-40 Block/Allow List
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Search, Playback & Backup
Search configuration includes four submenus: time search, event search, file management and
image.
5.1 Time Search
①
Go to Main MenuSearchTime Search. Refer to Fig 5-1.
Fig 5-1 Search Configuration-Time Search
②
③
④

Select date and channels on the right hand side and press the ‘Search’ button. A date with
highlighted borderline indicates presence of data.
Set the start time by clicking a particular grid or by entering the specific value in the
start time field.
Select the channel display mode and click Play button to play record. Use the playback
toolbar to control the playback.
To set backup during a certain period in the playback interface:
Select the start time by dragging the slider and click
icon. Then select the end time and
click this icon again to confirm the record period. Next, click
during this period.
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5.2 Event Search
①
Go to Main MenuSearchEvent Search button. Refer to Fig 5-2.
Fig 5-2 Search Configuration-Event Search
②
③
④
⑤
Select date and channels on the right hand side. A data with highlighted borderline
indicates presence of data.
Checkmark Motion, Sensor or All accordingly.
Click Search button to display the searched event information in the event list box.
Double check a certain record file to playback.
5.3 File Management
①
Go to Main MenuSearchFile Management interface. Refer to Fig 5-3.
Fig 5-3 Search Configuration-File Management
②
Select date and channels. The date with highlighted borderline indicates presence of
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data.
③ Click Search button to display the searched files in the file list box.
④ Use “All” button to lock/unlock or delete all files in the file management column.
⑤ Double click an unlocked item to play.
Lock: Select a file and click Lock button to lock this file, after that, that file will not be
deleted or covered.
Unlock: Select a locked file and click “Lock” button to unlock this file.
Delete: Select an unlocked file and click “Delete” button to delete this file.
5.4 Search by Image
①
②
③
④
Go to Main MenuSearchImage tab.
Select data and channels on the right hand side.
Press “Search” button to search for a recorded image.
Once an alarm image has been identified, the user can double click the image to play
recording.
Fig 5-4 Search Configuration-Image
Lock: Select the image and click “Lock” button to lock this image.
Save: Click “Save” button to copy the image on the HDD.
Save All: Click “Save All” button to copy all images on the HDD.
5.5 Backup
This unit supports backup by built-in SATA DVD Writer with USB Flash. You can also make
backup by IE browser via internet (see section 7.5.2 Remote backup).
① Insert USB storage device and then go to backup configuration. Refer to Fig 5-5.
② Set the start & end time, select channels and click Search button to display the searched
data in the data backup list box.
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Fig 5-5 Backup Configuration
③
Select a required file or checkmark “All” to select all data files. Click Backup button to
display Backup information window.
④
In the backup information interface, you can check the relevant information of backup
files, storage type, save file type, etc. Then click Start button to start backup.
Note: If the backup files are saved in DVR format, please check backup player. Only
this player can play these files in DVR format. If the backup files are saved in AVI
format, you can play these files with common media player.
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Manage DVR
6.1 Check System Information
Check system information includes seven submenus: system, event, log, network, online users,
record and QRCODE.
6.1.1 System Information
In this interface, you can check the hardware version, MCU version, kernel version, device ID,
etc.
6.1.2 Event Information
In this interface, you can search for events like motion and video loss. The utility provides an
interface to have a date based and a channel based search. This report can further be saved on
a USB flash drive as an html file using the export button.
6.1.3 Log Information
In this interface, you can search for relevant logs as per set date and event which includes
Operation, Setup, Playback, Backup, Search, Check Information and Error. This report can
further be saved on a USB flash drive as an html file using the export button.
6.1.4 Network Information
In this interface, you can check relevant parameters of network.
6.1.5 Online Information
In this interface, you can check the details of the connected online users.
Refresh: Refresh the current interface.
Disconnect: Disconnect the online users to access DVR. If this function is used by the admin,
the particular PC will not be able to access the device for five minutes.
6.1.6 Record Information
In this interface, a user can check resolution, ftp and record status including motion recording,
manual recording or schedule recording.
6.1.7 QRCODE
User can quickly access the mobile client by scanning QRCODE. Go to Main
MenuInformationQRCODE tab. Refer to Fig 6-1.
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Fig 6-1 Information Configuration
In this interface, you can scan the QRCODE through the mobile phone. Refer to Fig 6-2.
Fig 6-2 Information Configuration-QRCODE
6.2 Disk Management
To format the disk
① Go to disk management interface.
Note: please format the hard disk before record.
② Click “Refresh” button to refresh the disk information in the list box.
③ Select a hard disk and click Format button to start format.
Note: All recorded files in the hard disk will be lost after formatting.
To check other information of disk
After you go to Disk ManagementAdvanced tab, you can check model, S/N, firmware,
health status of the disk in this interface. You also can monitor the temperature, internal circuit,
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dielectric material of the disk, analysis the potential problems of the disk and warn so as to
protect its data.
6.3 Upgrade
At present, it only supports USB update. Get the software from your vendor when there is a
new software version.
The upgrade steps are as follows:
① Copy the upgrade software which gets from vendor into the USB storage device.
② Connect the USB flash drive to the USB port.
③ Go to Main MenuUpgrade tab. You will see the upgrade software name displaying in
the upgrade list box.
④ Select that software and then click Upgrade button. The system will be upgraded
automatically.
Note: Please wait for a while when the system reboots. Any power interruption is not
allowed during upgrading.
6.4 Logoff
A log off dialogue box will pop up by clicking Log off icon. Then click OK button to confirm
to log off. If you want to log in again, click
re-login.
icon to enter user name and password to
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7
Remote Surveillance
7.1 IE Remote Surveillance by NAT
7.1.1 NAT Settings
①
②
③
④
⑤
⑥
The DVR shall be powered on and connected to the network.
Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkNetwork. You can obtain the IP address, Subnet
Mask and Gateway automatically. You can also manually input them according to the
actual network situation. And the IP address shall be in the same network segment as the
network which is used.
Set the preferred or alternative DNS Server (Please refer to 4.6.1 Network for details).
Go to Main MenuSetupNetworkNAT tab.
Enable NAT and input the NAT Server (The default NAT Server is www.autonat.com).
Click “Apply” to save the parameters (Please refer to 4.6.5 NAT for details).
7.1.2 NAT Access
After finishing the NAT settings, you can enter the NAT Server on the PC (Input
http://www.autonat.com to go to the IE client). If you are the first time to access the NAT, the
network will download the ActiveX automatically.
Note: If you cannot download and install ActiveX, please refer to FAQ Q7.
After installing ActiveX successfully, it will pop up the login box:
Serial No: The MAC address of the DVR (Go to Main MenuInformationNetwork to
check the MAC address of the DVR).
User Name: The login username of DVR. The default username is admin.
Password: The login password of DVR. The default password is 123456.
7.2 IE Remote Surveillance via LAN & WAN
In order to view the DVR from a network it may be connected to LAN/WAN or internet. The
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network setup should be done accordingly. Please refer to 4.6 Network Setup.
7.2.1 Via LAN
①
②
③
④
Go to the DVR’s Main MenuSetupNetwork interface to input IP address, Subnet
Mask, etc .If using DHCP, please enable DHCP in both the DVR and the router.
Enter Record Setup to set network video parameters like resolution, frame rate etc.
Open IE on a computer on the same network. Input the IP address of the DVR in IE
address bar and press enter.
IE will download ActiveX component automatically. Enter the username and password
in the subsequent window.
Notice: If HTTP port is not 80, add the port number after IP address. For example, set
HTTP port as 82, input IP address like 192.168.0.25:82.
User name and password here are the same as that used on the DVR. The default
username is admin and the default password is 123456.
7.2.2 Via WAN
There are two ways for the DVR to connect to internet.
1. Connect the DVR to internet through router or virtual server.
①
②
③
④
⑤
Go to the DVR’s Main MenuSetupNetwork interface to input IP address, Subnet
Mask, etc. If using DHCP, please enable DHCP in both the DVR and router.
Forward IP address and port number in Virtual Server setup of the router or virtual server.
Configure the firewall to allow accessing the DVR (If the user has enabled the UPnP
function in both the DVR and router, he can skip this step).
If users want to utilize dynamic domain name, please apply for a domain name in a DNS
server supported by the DVR or router. Then add to the DVR.
Open IE browser, input IP address, or dynamic domain name and enter. If HTTP port is
not 80, add the port number after IP address or domain name.
IE will download ActiveX automatically. Then a window pops up and asks for user
name and password. Input name and password correctly, and enter to view.
Note: If you cannot download and install ActiveX, please refer to FAQ Q7.
2. Connect the DVR to internet directly.
①
②
Go to the DVR’s Main MenuSetupNetwork interface to enable PPPoE and then
input user name and password received from your ISP. Next, click “Apply”. The DVR
will connect to the server and would give a confirmation message.
When accessing the remote interface of DVR, user can input WAN IP to access directly
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③
(user can go to Main MenuInformationNetwork interface to check IP address). The
browser will download Active X control.
The following setting steps are as the same as ④ and ⑤ in Point 1.
7.3 Remote Surveillance through Apple PC
Note: Because the current plug-in version of client end just only supports 32-bit mode,
so the safari browser shall start 32-bit mode. If the browser is the earlier MACOS
version, the default setting is 32-bit mode and the setting can be skipped.
The setting steps are as follows:
① Right click safari icon and select “Show in Finder”.
② Select ApplicationsRight click “Safari. App”Select “Get Info”.
③
Select “Open in 32- bit mode”.
7.3.1 Via LAN
①
②
After starting Apple computer, click Apple icon. The following window will pop up.
Please select “System Preferences” “Internet &Wireless” “Network”.
Go to Network interface and then click “Ethernet Connected” to check the internet
connection of Apple PC.
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③
④
⑤
⑥
After acquiring the IP address, Subnet Mask and so on, please go to the DVR’s Main
MenuSetupNetwork interface to manually input IP address, Subnet Mask and
Gateway according to the configuration of PC. The network segment should be the same
as the PC. If using DHCP, please enable DHCP in the DVR and router.
After the above information is completed, you can enter LAN IP and HTTP port in the
Safari browser. For example: input http://192.168.1.100:81(here 192.168.1.100 is LAN
IP of DVR, 81 is the HTTP port of DVR), and click “ ” button. Then the browser will
download Active X control as shown below:
Click
icon and then select the Active X control, the welcome interface will be
shown. Click “Continue” “Install” button, the following window will pop up.
Input the name and password of Apple PC and then click “OK” to install this Active X
control.
After finishing installing the Active X control, please quit from the Safari browser. Right
click Safari icon on the desktop and then select “Quit” button to quit the browser. Then
restart Safari browser. Input the IP address and HTTP port to go to the login interface of
DVR.
7.3.2 Via WAN
There are also two ways for DVR to connect to Internet.
1. Connect the DVR to internet through router or virtual server.
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①
②
The network setups are the same as step one to step four of point 1 on WAN of IE
remote surveillance.
Enter WAN IP and HTTP port in the Safari browser to install the Active control. The
concrete steps are the same as ⑤ and ⑥ of Chapter 7.3.1.
2. Connect the DVR to internet directly
①
②
The network setups are the same as step one of point 2 on WAN of IE remote
surveillance.
Enter WAN IP and HTTP port in the Safari browser to install the Active control. The
concrete steps are the same as ⑤ and ⑥ of Chapter 7.3.1.
7.4 The Remote Live Preview
Fig 7-1 Remote Live Preview Interface
1
Channel indicator
2
Screen display mode
3
Audio
4
Start recording
5
Snapping picture
6
Bidirectional talk
7
Start IE record
8
Playback
9
Master/sub stream status
10
P.T.Z control
Note: Click
button to start recording. The record file will be saved in user’s PC.
Screen display mode:
Click the
icon beside the screen display mode to select channels.
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Snap pictures:
Click “Snap”
icon to automatically capture pictures and save those pictures in the
computer. You can set up the save path for those picture in the Remote Preview interface 
Configuration Local configuration.
PTZ control
Please connect speed dome to the device via RS485 firstly, make sure the protocol of the
speed dome is supported by the device and set the relative parameters manually. User can
control the dome up, down, right, left or stop rotating on Control Center, adjust rotation speed,
Iris and zoom, focus on the dome, and set the presets, etc.
Buttons definition:
Buttons
Description
to rotate the dome upwards
up-left
the dome downwards
down-left
to rotate
to rotate the dome diagonally
to rotate the dome diagonally down-right
rotate the dome towards left
right
to rotate the dome diagonally
to rotate the dome diagonally up-right
to
to rotate the dome towards
to stop rotating the dome
Drag the scroll bar to adjust rotating speed of the dome.
'Iris' button. Click
button near 'Iris' button to increase light
of the dome. Click
button near 'Iris' button to decrease
light of the dome.
'Zoom' button. Click
button near 'Zoom' button to zoom in
the locale picture of this camera. Click
button near 'Zoom'
button to zoom out the locale picture of this camera.
'Focus' button. Click
long focus. Click
button near 'Focus' button to have
button near 'Focus' button to have short
focus.
Go to the Preset
Select and do auto cruise
Track
Auto scan
Wiper button
Light button
Click the right mouse on the live interface. This will take you to a pull-down menu.
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Fig 7-2 Right Key Sub Menu
Stream: This DVR supports master stream and sub stream. Master stream has higher frame
rate, max 25FPS(PAL)/30 FPS(NTSC)for every channel, but it needs higher network
bandwidth simultaneously. Sub stream has low frame rate, max 6FPS (PAL)/7FPS(NTSC)
for every channel, it requires low network bandwidth. Therefore, you can select the stream
according to your bandwidth.
All to master/sub stream: Set all channel to master stream or sub stream.
Enable audio: Enable or disenable audio.
Full screen: The live preview picture will display with full screen and the tool bar will be hid.
Double click left mouse or click right mouse to return.
Zoom in: Single channel large screen electronic amplification. Click the channel which needs
to be zoomed. Right click to select zoom in button to zoom in the image. Double click or right
click to exit.
7.5 Remote Playback & Backup
7.5.1 Remote Playback
Click
button to go to record playback interface. Refer to Fig 7-3.
Select the record date and channels and double-click the file name in the record file list box.
Then you can play that file and preview the picture.
Fig 7-3 Play Record File Interface
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This DVR supports remote time search, event search and file management.
By Time Search:
① Go to SearchTime Search. Refer to Fig 7-4.
② The highlight date in the area ② indicates recorded data. Select the date in area ② and
record channels in area ③.
③
④
Click “Search” button. The record data will be displayed in the data information list box.
Set the data playing time and display mode in the area ① as required.
⑤
Click “Play” button to playback.
Fig 7-4 Time Search Interface
⑥
Click the relevant buttons in the interface for operation, like FF, pause, change channel
mode, etc. Refer to Fig 7-5.
Fig 7-5 Time Search Playback
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By Event Search:
① Go to SearchEvent Search interface. Refer to Fig 7-6.
② Click the highlight date and select record channels.
③ Checkmark the event type: motion and sensor.
④ Click “Search” button.
⑤ Double-click certain item to play.
Fig 7-6 Event Search Interface
File Management
① Go to SearchFile Management interface. Refer to Fig 7-7.
Fig 7-7 File Management Interface
②
③
Select highlighted date and channels.
Click “Search” button to search the recorded files.
Lock: Select certain file item in the file list box and then click “Lock” button to lock this file
that ca not be deleted or overlaid.
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Unlock: Select a locked file and then click “Unlock” button to unlock this file.
Delete: Select an unlock file and then click “Delete” button to delete this file from file list.
7.5.2 Remote Backup
Click Backup button to go to backup interface. Please refer to Fig 7-8.
Fig 7-8 Remote Backup Interface
①
②
Select channels, set the start and end time and then click “search’ button to display the
file information in the file list box.
Select backup files and click “Browse” button to set the save path. Then click “Backup”
button to start backup. The backup files will be saved on user’s PC.
7.6 Remote System Configuration
You can do remote setup of the device which includes functions like basic configuration, live
configuration, record configuration, schedule configuration, alarm configuration, network
configuration, PTZ configuration and user configuration. You should select an option from the
menu list on the left and then set up the relative parameters. Only one user can do
configuration setup at a given point of time. Click Config tab to go to the below interface.
The sub menu list and the options in every menu are similar to that of the DVR. Please refer to
Chapter 4 Main Menu Setup Guide for more details.
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Fig 7-9 Remote Menu Setup
7.7 Tools
Click on the tool’s tab to access the Disk Management tool. The user can view the status of
the hard drive(s), can view/change the read write properties and can also format the hard
drive(s).
7.8 Remote Management
The Info interface provides a web based interface to access the general information pertaining
to the DVR’s settings. The interface includes five submenus: System, Event, Log, Network
and Online users.
Note: There may be subtle differences with respect to functions of remote surveillance
between through IE and through Apple PC. Here we only take IE remote access for
example.
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Appendix A FAQ
Q1. Why the DVR doesn’t turn on after connecting to the power?
a.
b.
c.
The power adapter could have gone bad. Please change a new power adapter.
The power from the adapter may be not enough for operating the DVR. Please use the
power adaptor supplied along with the DVR.
It could be a hardware problem.
Q2. The DVR LED turns on but there is no output, why?
a.
b.
c.
The power from the adapter may be not enough for operating the DVR. Please use the
power adaptor supplied along with the DVR.
It could be a wiring issue. Please check the connection for the same.
Check the monitor settings.
Q3. Why are no images displayed on few or all channels of the DVR?
a.
b.
c.
It could be a wiring issue. Please check the cable and the ports of the cameras and DVR.
The problem can also be related to cameras. Please check the same.
Please make sure that the channels are not programmed as hidden channels and check the
status from admin login.
Q4. The HDD cannot be found.
a.
b.
c.
The power from the adapter may be not enough for operating the DVR. Please use the
power adaptor supplied along with the DVR.
It could be wiring issue. Please check the power and data cables of the HDD.
The HDD could have gone bad. Change a new one.
Q5. The DVR cannot record.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Make sure the HDD was formatted prior to use.
Maybe the user hasn’t enabled the record function or has done incorrect setup. Please
refer to Chapter 5.
Maybe HDD is full and thus the DVR is not able to record. Check HDD information
from Disk Management and if required, please enable the recycle function.
The HDD could have gone bad. Please change another one.
Q6. Mouse doesn’t work.
a. The mouse should be connected to the USB port at the rear side.
b. After connecting the mouse, allow the DVR to detect the mouse for seconds. If not detected,
try restarting the DVR.
c. The mouse may be incompatible. Please change a mouse.
Q7. ActiveX control cannot be downloaded.
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a.
①
IE browser blocks ActiveX. Please do setup as per the steps mentioned below.
Open IE browser. Click ToolsInternet Options.
②
③
④
Select SecurityCustom Level. Refer to Fig 7-1;
Enable all the sub options under “ActiveX controls and plug-ins”. Refer to Fig 7-2;
Then click Ok to finish setup.
b.
Other plug-ins or anti-virus blocks ActiveX. Please uninstall or do the required settings.
Fig 7-1
Fig 7-2
Q8: DVR displays “please wait…”all the time.
a.
b.
HDD power cable and data cable may not be well connected. Please check the
connections for HDD.
It is also possible that the DVR was forced to stop because HDD has a bad sector and it
may have caused the system to halt. Check with a good known HDD or try formatting the
existing HDD.
Q9: How to input password and digital numbers?
Click the password or the input box to pop up a small keyboard. Please select characters to be
input (the initial password is 123456), or you can use the digital keys on the front panel, or the
digital keys on the remote controller.
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Q10: A hard disk is being identified as a new device however it was being used with
another DVR of same model. Should it be formatted prior use?
It is possible to migrate an HDD from one DVR to another provided that the DVRs are of the
same model and that the HDD being migrated would be used as the sole disk in the new DVR.
However in cases where the new DVR already contains a HDD, the migrated disk being
installed would have to be formatted. In general migrating disks from one DVR to another is
not recommended.
Q11: What is the minimum configuration required for remote monitoring?
PC Module
Parameters
CPU
Intel Celeron 2.4G
Motherboard
Intel 845
HDD
80G
RAM
512M
VGA
NVIDIA GeForce MX440/FX5200 ATIRADEON 7500/X300
OS
Windows 2000(SP4 above) /Windows XP(SP2 above) /VISTA
DirectX
9.0
Q12: How to handle the situation that the codec Control is blocked when downloading in
the VISTA or Win7 system?
This problem can be fixed in two ways:
a. Enter Control PanelUser Account and Family Safety  User Account Control (refer to
the following figure) and click Turn User Account on or off. Cancel Use User Account
Control (UAC) to help protect your computer.
b.
Right click IE browser (refer to the following figure) and select Run as administrator to
run browser.
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Q13. How to play the backup file?
Insert your USB device where the backup files are saved in the USB port of PC. If your files
are saved in DVR format, you must have already downloaded the backup player box before
doing backup. Then double click to open your USB disk to find your backup files and backup
player. Double click
icon to install backup player. After you install it, open this player
and click “Open Path” button to open your backup file. Next, click
play button to play the
backup file. Double click the image and then right click to enable audio. If you save your
backup files in AVI format, you can directly open your file by using the media player which
supports this format.
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Appendix B
Calculate Recording Capacity
Users can calculate the size of hard disk according to the saving time and DVR recording
settings. The DVR uses fixed video bit rate. The below are the details at different settings.
Resolut
Frame
ion
Totally(FPS)
720P
1080P
Rate
Video Quality
Bit Rate
Used
(kbps)
Space(MB/h)
Highest
8M
3600
Higher
6M
2700
25(PAL)/
Medium
4M
1800
30(NTSC)
Low
2M
900
Lower
1.75M
788
Lowest
1.5M
675
Highest
12M
2700
12(PAL)/
15(NTSC)
Higher
9M
2025
Medium
7M
1575
Low
6M
1350
Lower
4M
900
The calculation format is: Total Recording capacity = Used space per hour (MB/h)
(coverage rate of hard disk) × recording time (hour) × channel numbers
For instance, one customer uses NTSC cameras, set resolution to 720P, video quality to
Lowest, frame rate to 30 fps for enabling total 4 channels. He wants the unit to record
continuously in a month. Below is the calculation:
Total Recoding capacity = 675 (mb/h) × 24(hours/day) × 30(days) × 4(channels) =
1944000 (MB) ≈ 1898(GB)
Therefore, you need to install two 1 TB SATA HDDs for recording in one month.
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Appendix C
1.
Compatible Devices
Compatible USB drive after test.
Brand
Capacity
SSK
2GB
Netac
4GB
Kingston
2GB/8GB/16GB/32GB
Aigo
2GB
Smatter vider
1GB
SanDisk
4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB
2. Compatible SATA CD/DVD writers after test.
Brand
Model
TECLAST
GH22NP20/TL-22XD
BENQ
DW220S-0K4
LITEON
DH—20A6S01C
LITEON
DH-20A4P02C
SAMSUNG
TS-H653B
3. Compatible HDD list.
Brand
Capacity
Seagate Barracuda
80G/160G/250G/320G /1.5T/2TB/3TB
Seagate SV35.3
1T
Seagate Pipeline HD.2
500G
Maxtor Diamondmax
160G
HITACHI Deskstar
80G/160G
Western Digital
160G/250G/320G /1.5T/2TB/3TB
Samsung HD161HJ
160G
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Appendix D
16 CH Specifications
Compression format
H.264 Main Profile
Video output
VGA × 1, HDMI × 1
Video Input
BNC × 16
HDMI/VGA Resolution
1080 × 1920 / 1280 ×1024 / 800 × 600
Record Resolution
720P (1280 × 720) ; 1080P (1920 × 1080) ; WD1
Display Frame Rate
400 fps (PAL), 480 fps (NTSC)
720P/WD1/D1: 16CH @25 fps (PAL)/30 fps (NTSC)
Record Frame Rate
1080P: 16CH @12 fps (PAL)/15 fps (NTSC);
Audio Input
RCA × 1
Audio output
RCA × 1
Record Mode
Manual / Timer / Sensor / Motion detection
Simplex/Duplex/Triplex
Pentaplex
Network Interface
RJ45 (LAN, INTERNET)
PTZ control
YES
Communication interface
RS485, USB2.0 × 2 (one for backup, another for USB mouse)
Disk info
SATA × 4 + DVD-RW × 1 or SATA ×8; E-SATA×1
Remote controller
YES
Power consumption
< 26W(without HDD)
Power Supply
ATX
Temperature
-10℃-50℃
Humidity
10%-90%
8CH @25 fps (PAL)/30 fps (NTSC)
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Appendix E
32 CH Specifications
Compression format
H.264 Main Profile
Video output
VGA × 1, HDMI × 1
Video Input
BNC × 16
HDMI/VGA Resolution
1080 × 1920 / 1280 ×1024 / 800 × 600
Record Resolution
720P (1280 × 720) ; 1080P (1920 × 1080) ; WD1
Display Frame Rate
800fps (PAL), 960 fps (NTSC)
720P/WD1/D1: 32CH @25 fps (PAL)/30 fps (NTSC)
Record Frame Rate
1080P: 32CH @12 fps (PAL)/15 fps (NTSC);
Audio Input
RCA × 1
Audio output
RCA × 1
Record Mode
Manual / Timer / Sensor / Motion detection
Simplex/Duplex/Triplex
Pentaplex
Network Interface
RJ45 (LAN, INTERNET)
PTZ control
YES
Communication interface
RS485, USB2.0 × 2 (one for backup, another for USB mouse)
Disk info
SATA × 4 + DVD-RW × 1 or SATA ×8; E-SATA×2
Remote controller
YES
Power consumption
< 40W(without HDD)
Power Supply
ATX
Temperature
-10℃-50℃
Humidity
10%-90%
16CH @25 fps (PAL)/30 fps (NTSC)
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