Central Management System User`s Manual

Central Management System User`s Manual
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Central Management System
User’s Manual
Version 1.4.0
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Table of Contents
1. Overview .......................................................................................................................2
1.1
System Requirement ...........................................................................................3
2. Software Installation.....................................................................................................4
3. Start the CMS ................................................................................................................8
3.1
Login....................................................................................................................9
4. Buttons Available on the Main Window ....................................................................10
5. Configure Your CMS...................................................................................................14
5.1
Setup Groups.....................................................................................................15
5.2
Manage the Sites...............................................................................................19
5.2.1 Add/Remove a Site ...............................................................................19
5.2.2 Setup the Site........................................................................................21
5.3
Setup the File Path ............................................................................................24
5.4
Alert ...................................................................................................................25
5.5
CMS User ..........................................................................................................30
5.6
Sequence ..........................................................................................................34
5.7
Export or Import Settings ...................................................................................36
6. Basic Operations ........................................................................................................37
6.1
View Live Image / Assign Camera .....................................................................37
6.2
Adjust the Image................................................................................................39
6.3
Playback Recorded Video..................................................................................40
6.4
Configure the Connected DVR OSD Menu........................................................45
6.5
Search for Event Videos ....................................................................................46
6.6
Take a Snapshot ................................................................................................48
6.7
Record Function ................................................................................................49
6.8
Dome Setting / Dome Control ............................................................................50
6.9
Schedule Record Function ................................................................................52
6.10 E-Map Function .................................................................................................61
6.11 Health Function..................................................................................................67
Appendix A: The CMS Player..........................................................................................68
Appendix B: Troubleshooting.........................................................................................73
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1.
Overview
The Central Management System (CMS) offers a simple and centralized
monitoring interface for your video surveillance equipments. It gives the user
access to monitor multiple DVRs, and allows the user to simultaneously
monitor 64 sites per group (up to 10 groups) within several clicks.
Features:
z Monitor Multiple Sites - Supports up to 10 groups, each group can add up to
64 sites
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z
Alert Function (LAN Only) - Sends live/event video clips and messages
to the local computer from all connected DVR(s)
z
z
Remote Configuration - Configures the settings of the connected DVR(s)
Remote Playback – Allows the user to view recorded video stored in the
connected DVR(s)
z
HDD Information – Displays information of all disk drives that are being
used on the local computer
z
z
Dome Control - Remotely operates the speed domes via the Internet
Search (Devices) - Searches the network for any available connected
DVR
z
z
Search (Event) - Searches the connected DVR for any recorded event
Record - Records live or playback videos to your local computer
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1.1
System Requirement
The following chart shows recommended computer system:
Operating
Systems
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Minimum Requirement:
Pentium 4 2.2GHz or above
CPU
Recommended Requirement:
Pentium 4 3.0GHz or above
Minimum Requirement:
512MB or above
Memory
Recommended Requirement:
1GB or above
Minimum Requirement:
256K or above
Bandwidth
Recommended Requirement:
1536K or above
HDD
Minimum 5GB HDD space is required if there is
need to record video to the local computer.
CPU: Intel(R) Core (TM)2 CPU [email protected],
RAM: 3GB, OS: WinXp
Tested
Connection With the above system, the tested PC can stably
connect to 224 channels, which is the same as 14
Extreme
units of 16-ch DVRs.
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2.
Software Installation
After acquired the installation file, follow the steps below to install the CMS to
the local computer.
Step 1: Double click the zipped file to unzip it.
Step 2: After the zip file is opened, click on the
Setup.exe file to start the installation.
NOTE: If a previous version of the CMS had been installed in
the local computer, a message box will be shown during the
installation.
If you have installed an older version of the CMS, after clicking
<Ok>, an <CMS Installation Uninstall: Confirmation> dialog will be
displayed. Click <Uninstall> to uninstall the older version and
continue with the next step.
Step 3: Select the components that you want to install. It is strongly
recommended to select the <Start Menu Shortcuts> to create
shortcuts in the Start Menu and on the Desktop. Otherwise
whenever you want to open the program, you will have to find it
under the path: “C:\Program Files\CMS\EXE\CMS.exe”. Click
<Next> to go to next step.
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The components of the CMS Installation Setup:
: The CMS main program
(Default).
: Check to create shortcuts in the
Start Menu and on the Desktop.
: Check to install the NTP
(Network Time Protocol) Server.
: Check this box to load default
setting, or uncheck it to load the
old setting of previous installed
CMS.
Step 4: The CMS main program will be the first program to be installed. You
can choose a folder to install the CMS or it will be installed to the
default destination folder “C:\Program Files\CMS\”. Click <Install> to
start the Installation; or click <Back> to go back to the previous step.
Step 5: The NTP Server will be the next program to be installed. The NTP
Server enables the local computer, which is running the CMS, to
become a central NTP Server for the connected DVR(s) so the time
for the local computer and the connected DVR(s) is synchronized.
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Click <OK> to start installing the NTP Server.
Step 6: Click on <Close>, and the Software Installation is complete.
NTP Service (Server)
The NTP Service (Server) enables the local computer, which is running the
CMS, to become a central NTP server for the connected DVR(s) so the time
for the connected DVR(s) and the local computer is synchronized.
To do so, you will need to find the IP address of the local computer.
Go to Start menu, select Run.
Type in cmd and click OK.
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Type in ipconfig to get the IP Address of your local computer. Write down
the IP address on a piece of paper for later use.
After the IP address is found, you can setup the connected DVR(s).
First, go to <Main Menu> Æ <System Setup> Æ <Date/Time> Æ <Time
Zone> to setup time zone. To find out your local time zone, please visit
www.greenwichmeantime.com
NOTE: The <Time Zone> must be set or the <Network Time
Protocol Setup> will not be accessible.
After entered your local time zone, the <Network Time Protocol Setup>
option will be accessible. Go to <Main Menu> Æ <System Setup> Æ
<Date/Time> Æ <Network Time Protocol Setup>, and the following menu
will be displayed.
Network Time Protocol Setup
1. NTP Server
time.nist.gov
2. Automatically Time Sync
1hour
3. Manually Time Sync
No
In this example, the NTP server should be set to 192.168.7.122 which is the
IP address of the local computer. After the NTP server is set, select
<Manually Time Sync> to sync the time with the local computer. The time
sync can also be updated periodically. Select <Automatically Time Sync>,
and choose a desired time interval to sync the time.
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3.
Start the CMS
There are 3 ways to start the CMS. Note that method A and B are only
available if the “Start Menu Shortcuts” component is installed. Please see
section <Software Installation> for more information.
Method A: Click Start menu and select Programs; find “CMS” from the listed
programs.
Method B: Double click
shortcut icon on your desktop.
Method C: Go to “C:\Program Files\CMS\EXE\” and double click on the
icon.
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3.1
Login
The default User Name & Password are listed below.
User Name: admin
Password: 1234
Check <Save user name and password> if you do not wish to enter these
information next time you login. Click <OK> to login.
You can add or remove a user in the <CMS User> option. Please refer to the
<CMS User> section for more information.
NOTE: If you entered the wrong username or password 3 times, the
message below will be shown, and the CMS will be closed
automatically after you click <OK>. Reopen the CMS to enter the
correct username and password.
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4.
Buttons Available on the Main Window
After starting the CMS, the main window of the CMS will be shown as the
figure below. There are several buttons positioned on the top and the left of
the main window. The name of each button is indicated below.
The usage and function of each button will be briefly described as the
followings.
Live
Click on this button to view the live video. The box on the top left corner
shows the site which you are currently viewing. Note that after viewing
recorded video, you need to click this button to switch back to the live mode.
PLAY
Click to view recorded video stored in the HDD of the connected DVR. Please
refer to <Playback Recorded Video> section for more information about
playing back the video.
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PLAYER
Click to open the CMS Player. The CMS Player is a compact version of the
standard DVR Player. Please refer to the Appendix A for more information.
SNAPSHOT
Click to save a snapshot of the current window(s). Refer to section <Take a
Snapshot> for detailed information.
E-MAP
Click to open the E-MAP program. The E-Map is a program that allows the
user to illustrate the positions of the cameras on a self selected image.
RECORD
Click to schedule the recording time frame for the sites.
SETTING
Click to set up the configuration. Refer to section <Configure Your CMS> for
detailed information.
HEALTH
Click to see the connection status and information of the connected DVR(s).
The data will be updated every 5 minutes. The following figure is an example.
NOTE: If more than half of the connected devices are not Speco
products, a warning message will be shown and the CMS will be
closed automatically.
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Site Tree
Displays the site(s) that you are currently
viewing. If the connection to a certain camera is
failed, there will not be image displayed on its
assigned grid. Right click on the “site” and click
<ReConnect> to try to establish the connection
to the site. The <DisConnect> option allows the
user to only disconnect a certain site. The user
can also rename the camera directly by double
clicking it. The new name will be shown on the
upper left corner of the camera’s assigned grid.
Bandwidth & Audio
Click to choose bandwidth option. Choose <High> when the internet speed is
fast; and <Low> when the network is congested.
Next to the bandwidth option is the audio button. Click to turn on/off the audio.
NOTE: Turning ON/OFF the audio on CMS will not affect the audio
setting of the connected DVR(s).
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Display Modes
Click any of them to view the image in a multiple
window mode. You can select from 4-window,
9-window, 16-window, 25-window, 36-window,
49-window, and 64-window modes. You can switch
the viewing window by clicking the display mode
several times. For instance, if you have chosen
4-window (2x2), the first screen you see will be
channels 1 to 4. If you want to view channels 5 to 8,
you can click the 2x2 icon again to view these
channels.
Click
to
start
the
sequence.
See
<Sequence> section for more detailed information.
Click
to extend the current viewing grids to
full screen. Click <Esc> to exit.
HDD Info
The pie chart on the bottom left displays the HDD
information. This is especially useful when the user
uses the CMS to record the video to the local
computer.
Scroll down the menu and you can see all the HDD
drives installed on your local computer, such as C
drive, D drive…etc. The blue part of the pie chart
indicates the used space, and the yellow part
indicates the available space.
The information will be updated every 10 seconds. If
file circular is enabled, the circulation will as well be
updated every 10 seconds.
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5.
Configure Your CMS
The CMS supports up to 10 groups, and at most 64 sites can be added to
each group. The following sections guide you to setup your CMS step by step.
Click the
figure below.
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button on the top of the main window, and you will see the
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5.1
Setup Groups
Up to 10 groups can be set in the CMS. This section guides the user to add or
remove a group, and also shows the user how to set “start group”.
Add a group
Click
button to add a group. Double click on the group to rename it.
The other way to add a group is to right click on <Groups>, and select <Add a
group>.
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Set Start Group
“Start Group” is the group that will be connected after starting the CMS.
Right click on the group you want to set as “start group”, and select <Set as
start group> from the pull-down menu.
NOTE: If a group is set as the “start group”, the icon will be checked as
shown in the figure below.
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Expand/ Collapse a Group
There are two ways to expand or collapse a group. One way is to use the
buttons; the other way is to right click on the group and select
<Expand> or <Collapse> from the pull-down menu.
Remove a Group
To remove a group, click on the group you wish to remove, and then click the
button directly to remove the group. The other way to remove a group is
to choose <Remove> after right clicked the group.
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If you wish to remove all groups, right click <Groups>, and select <Remove all
groups>. Note that this will remove all groups.
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5.2
Manage the Sites
This section guides you to setup the sites.
5.2.1
Add/Remove a Site
This section guides you to add or remove a site. Up to 64 sites can be added
to each group.
Add a site
Choose a group to add a site. Click the
button to add a site to this group.
The next section will guide you to setup the site step by step.
Double click on the site to rename it.
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The other way to add a site to a group is to right click on the group, and select
<Add a site>.
Remove a site
To remove a site, click on the site that you want to remove, and click the
button directly to remove the site.
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The other way is to right click on the site, and select <Remove> from the
pull-down menu.
The following section will guide you to setup the site that had been added.
5.2.2
Setup the Site
A site corresponds to a connected DVR, and the number of sites equals to the
number of the connected DVRs.
There are two ways to setup a connected DVR as a “site” on the CMS.
Method A: Set the Site Data Automatically
The CMS is able to search for the IP address of the connected DVR(s) that is
connected to the LAN. The ports used for device search are 6666 and 6667.
Please make sure that these tow ports are not in-use nor blocked by firewall
or virus scan software.
Step 1: If you have setup a LAN
network, the CMS can
search the LAN network for
IP address of available
connected DVR(s). Click the
Search button (on the
bottom right) to open the
Search window.
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Step 2: Click <Refresh> to find the IP
address of connected
DVR(s) available in your LAN
network. Select from the list
and Double click on the IP
address to add it to a site.
NOTE: The Search function can be used to search for addresses
within the same LAN. For example, if your local computer uses an IP
address of 192.168.1.5, and a connected DVR has an IP address of
192.168.1.7, the CMS will be able to find the IP address of the
connected DVR. However, if there is another connected DVR
connected to another LAN network such as 192.168.3.6, the CMS
(whose IP is 192.168.1.5) will not be able to find the IP address.
Method B: Set the Site Data Manually
If you know the detailed information (IP address, port, user name, and
password) of the connected DVR, you can create a site manually.
Type in the Name, IP address, Port, Username, and Password. Click <OK> to
complete the setting.
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If you have the DDNS information of the connected DVR, you can choose to
enter the DDNS data. Check the box <(D)DNS> circled below, and type in the
DDNS data. Click <OK> to complete the setting. An example of the DDNS
address: Example.ddns.specoddns.net
NOTE: Port number does not apply to DDNS entries. Therefore, if the
<(D)DNS> box had been checked, you do not have to change the port
number.
NOTE: When the user clicked on <OK> to save the changes of the
following settings of the start group, a window will be prompted for the
user to choose whether or not to re-sort the grids.
-The IP is changed.
-The domain name is changed.
-The port is changed.
-A site is added.
-A site is removed.
Click on <Yes> to re-sort the grids, or click on <No> to exit.
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5.3
Setup the File Path
The file path menu enables you to change stored destination of snapshot,
recorded video, and archive files. It is recommended to use the default
folders.
The <Circular> function is used to adjust the HDD space usage of the CMS.
For example, when the threshold is set to 1GB, and there are 20GB free disk
space remaining in the HDD. CMS can only access the HDD no more than
19GB. Whenever the free disk size is smaller than threshold, CMS will start to
overwrite the earliest recoded data.
Snapshot type
The CMS has a snapshot function, and you can set the file type for snapshot
here. Note that if you checked more than one type, take 2 types for example,
then you will find each snapshot is saved to 2 types of files. They are the
same image, but in different formats. For instance, if you have selected Bmp
& Tif and taken the snapshot, you will get two types of image files of the same
snapshot image.
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5.4
Alert
The alert function enables the connected DVR(s) to send alert signals to the
CMS within the network. This section describes how to setup the alert. Follow
the steps below to setup the alert.
Step 1: Find the IP address of the local computer.
Go to Start menu, select Run.
Type in cmd and click OK.
Type in ipconfig to get the IP Address of the local computer. Write
down the IP address on a piece of paper for later use.
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Step 2: Setup the <Alert Notification Setup> on the connected DVR(s).
The <Alert Notification Setup> allows the user to send alert notifications to the
CMS program which had been installed to your computer.
Alert Notification Setup
1. Alert Configuration Set
2. Alert Notification
3. Alert IP
4. Alert Port
5. Alive Interval
1
OFF
192.168.7.122
9999
120sec
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Alert Configuration Set
<Alert Configuration Set> provides 3 combinations of Alert Notification, IP,
and Port. The user can match the connected DVR to at most 3 different
CMS servers.
-
Alert Notification
4 options are included in this item; <OFF>, <Event>, <Alive>, and <Both>.
<OFF>: The Alert Notification is turned off.
<Event>: When the alarm is triggered, the DVR will send an alert
message to the CMS.
<Alive>: The DVR will send an alive message to the CMS every N second
just to show you that the connection between the DVR and CMS
is in effect. The time interval N can be adjusted in <Alive
Interval>.
<Both>: This enables the DVR to send both Event and Alive alert
messages to the CMS.
-
Alert IP
The Alert IP must match the IP address of the local computer. In this
example, the IP address of the local computer is 192.168.7.122.
-
Alert Port
The Alert Port is the port used for sending and receiving alert signals.
Choose any port that is not restricted in your network. The ports for both
connected DVR and the CMS Alert must be the same. In this example,
the port is set to 9999.
NOTE: If 2 configuration sets are corresponding to 2 different
CMS servers, each CMS server must have its own unique port
number.
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Alive Interval
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Step 3: Setup the Alert of the CMS.
Click on
positioned on the top of the CMS main window and go
to Event tab to setup the port. Port 9999 is used in this example.
Select ON to enable the alert function and click OK. <Event Full
Screen> is used to display full screen of the alerted channel. Select
<ON> to turn on this function, or <OFF> to turn it off.
NOTE: If the user reconnect or disconnect the sites, the list of the
event full screen will be cleared.
NOTE: Once the list of the event full screen finished playing, the
window will return to former viewing status
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Step 4: Alert Action
The connected DVR sends 4 types of alert message (State) to the
CMS: Alive, Alarm, Motion, and Video Loss. Alive messages are sent
when you select <Alive> or <Both> notification option in the
connected DVR. Alarm, Motion, and Video Loss messages are sent
when you select <Event> or <Both> notification option in the
connected DVR.
NOTE: The maximum number of items can be kept on the alert list is
1000. When the list reached 1000 items, the earliest alert messages
will be deleted while the new ones are being saved.
When the alert is triggered while the alert
function is turned on, the
icon next to
the system clock will be flashing to indicate
that an alert is being triggered.
If you open the CMS and double click on Event Messages (Alarm, Motion Video
Loss) without clicking
to connect to the connected DVR, a message box
will be displayed to remind you to establish the connection first.
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Suppose you have setup the Alert function for a site in Group 1, but you are currently
connected to Group 2 or 3. When you double click on Event Messages (Alarm,
Motion, or Video Loss), a message box will be displayed to inform you that you are
currently NOT connected to the group which has a site sending the alert signals to
the CMS.
When you are connected to group 1 and you have set the Alert function for group 1
correctly, double click on the Event Messages (Alarm, Motion, or Video Loss) and the
CMS will play the full screen video of the alerted channel.
NOTE: The Alert function works ONLY within LAN network. (Please refer to
the note of the Search function)
NOTE: If the alert event has not yet been added to the database of the DVR, a
warning message will be shown to notify the user.
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5.5
CMS User
The <CMS User> is for the management of user accounts in the CMS. You
can set users’ account information and privileges. The default username and
password are:
Username: admin
Password: 1234
NOTE: Only users under the <Admin> group have the privilege to
change the settings in <CMS User>.
To add a user, you must first add a group. Right click on <User List> and
select <Add Group> from the pull-down menu.
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After the group is added, the first user account of the group will also be
created. You MUST set the password for this account before you can go to
the next step.
Right click on <NewGroup01> to add a user, remove a group, or rename the
group.
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Right Click on <Group01User01> to remove a user or rename the username.
The <Group Attribution Setting> is for setting up the privileges of the selected
user. You can give each user account different privileges by configuring this
function.
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After entering the <Group Attribution Setting>, the following diagram will be
shown. Select a user account in <Select CMS Group>, and you can click on
the buttons to enable or disable its privileges.
‹
‹
‹
Blue buttons are CMS menu controls including: Playback, Player,
Snapshot, EMAP, Schedule Record, Setting, and Health Status.
Green buttons are site controls including: ReConnect, DisConnect,
Record, Configuration, and Event.
Orange buttons are camera controls including: Sequence, Rename,
Snapshot, Talk, Dome Setting, Dome Control, Remove, and Image
Adjustment.
Each camera can be set to enable/disable Live, Play, or Record function
individually after clicked on <Advance Setting>. Refer to the following figure
for details.
NOTE: The preset is 16 cameras for all sites. The real number of
cameras per each site will not be detected.
NOTE: These settings will affect the whole operation of the CMS.
Please be very careful while configuring the settings.
Next time when you login, you can choose to enter the CMS either as the
admin or the user.
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5.6
Sequence
This function is used to set the displaying sequence. Before starting the
sequence, you need to add the channels to the sequence order. Right click on
the channel and select <Add to Sequence> to add, or <Remove from
Sequence> to remove. Note that when the channel is added to the sequence,
a capital “S” will be displayed as shown in the figure below.
After the channels are added to the sequence, click on
and choose
<Sequence> to setup the sequence. Under the <Sequence Setup> option,
you can setup the dwell time (1 to 120 seconds), and split mode (2*2, 3*3, 4*4,
or 5*5). <Sequence Order> lists the channels that have been added to the list.
Click <OK> to save the settings.
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To run the sequence that you have already set, click on
sequence; and click on
or
to start the
to exit the sequence mode.
NOTE: After the sequence is started, you can still change the split
mode by clicking on the display mode icons for 2*2, 3*3, 4*4 or 5*5.
However, the starting split mode set in <Sequence> will remain the
same. Note that icons for 6*6, 7*7 or 8*8 will not be accessible
because they are not allowed to be shown in sequence mode.
NOTE: If you have enabled the <Event Full Screen>, and an event is
triggered while running the sequence, the CMS will display event full
screen. The sequence will not start running again until event full screen
is ended.
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5.7
Export or Import Settings
The export/import function provides the user the option to backup the settings
as needed.
To export the configuration, click on <Export> and select a directory to save
the *.zip file.
To import a previous configuration, click on <Import> and find the *.zip file that
was previously saved.
NOTE: After restarting the CMS, the configuration will be changed
back to your imported setting.
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6.
Basic Operations
There can be at most 4 CMS programs opened simultaneously. If the local
computer is connected to more than one monitor, for example 4, then the user
can open 4 CMS programs and they can be shown at the same time on the 4
monitors respectively. Note that the monitors have to be set to the same
resolution.
The following sections show you the basic operation of the CMS.
6.1
View Live Image / Assign Camera
The user can view live video or connect to the connected DVR using the live
button. Click on the
button to see the live view.
If the connection between the CMS and the
connected DVR has been disconnected, then
you can reconnect it by right clicking on the Site,
and select <ReConnect> from the pull-down
menu. You can also disconnect certain sites by
selecting <DisConnect> from the pull-down
menu.
The CMS will automatically reconnect failed connection under the following
circumstances.
A. When the CMS starts to connect to the sites, it will create a log for
connection results. For those connections that failed at first attempt
AND satisfied either one of the following constrains will be placed under
reconnect list.
1. IP address has been specified.
2. The result is not due to lack of authority.
3. The result does not match the following: Channel Full, Admin Full, or
Site full.
B. If the setting of an IP camera was changed and caused the IP camera
to reboot, the connection between the CMS and the IP camera will be
disconnected. That means no image will be transferred into the CMS.
The CMS will attempt to reconnect the failed connections described above in
every 7 minutes.
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The CMS enables the user to assign any channel from the list to any grid of
the CMS main window.
To assign single channel to certain window
Step 1: Click and hold the channel you want.
Step 2: Drag and drop it onto the window that you want to assign in.
NOTE: This function will not be accessible in sequence mode.
Right click on any channel and select <Re-sort> to go back to the original
window arrangement.
NOTE: The camera title and time will automatically be displayed
on the top left of each grid if the frame has enough length to fit.
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6.2
Adjust the Image
The image can be adjusted in the CMS. Double click on a channel, and
right click on it. Select <Image Adjustment> from the pull-down menu,
and the image adjustment window will be displayed. You can change the
brightness, saturation, hue, and contrast of the channel.
NOTE: You cannot adjust the image before enlarging the channel
to fit the window. Refer to the following for correct and incorrect
examples.
NOTE: The <Image Adjustment> function has no effect on the
recorded video. Whatever changes made to the <Image
Adjustment> will not be applied to the recorded video.
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6.3
Playback Recorded Video
The CMS user can remotely playback videos stored in the connected DVR or
locally playback videos save in the computer.
To playback the video stored in HDD of the connected DVR
To play the video stored in the connected DVR, please follow these steps.
Click on
, or right click on
the site and select <Playback>
Æ <Remote Playback> from
the pull-down menu. The Play
window will be displayed as
shown below.
<Valid Time> indicates that the connected DVR starts recording from a certain
period of time and ends at a certain period of time.
Step 1: To play the recorded video from the connected DVR, click on
<Playback>.
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Step 2: Specify the starting time that you want to playback by setting the
<Selected time> or by moving the arrow to the left (backward) or to
the right (forward), and click <OK> to play the video.
To save the *.drv files to your local computer
To save the video to the local computer, please follow these steps.
Step 1: If you want to save the *.drv files to the local PC, click on <Archive>.
Step 2: Specify the Start Time (<Set start>) and End Time (<Set end>) and
click <OK> to save the DRV file to your designated archive path. (The
default archive path is “C:\Program Files\CMS\Archive”)
Step 3: After the user click on <OK>, the CMS will play the archived playback.
Close the <Archive> window to exit.
To export video data at the connected DVR site
To export video data at the connected DVR site, please follow these steps.
Note that only the administrator has the authority to perform this function.
Step 1: If you want to export video data at the connected DVR site, click on
<Export(Local)>.
Step 2: Specify the Start Time (<Set start>) and End Time (<Set end>) and
click <OK> to start exporting video data.
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Step 3: After the user click on <OK>, the DVR will start to export video data to
connected devices. A window will be displayed to show current status.
The <Export State> will show: “Export Module Initializing”, “File
Collecting”, “Signaturing”, or “Video Exporting”. The status will be
updated every 10 seconds.
The DVR will select destination devices by the following order:
1. External CD-RW/DVD±RW
2. External Storage device
3. Internal CD-RW/DVD±RW
Step 4: Some error conditions listed below will interrupt video data exporting:
z
When the DVR did not answer for more than 2 minutes, the
CMS will assume the connection is disrupted.
z
When the available space is less than 10MB, the exporting
process will not be started.
z
When the size of the “Event” video data is larger than the
available space, an error message will be shown.
z
When the size of the “Normal” video data is larger than the
available space, the recordable length of video data will be
calculated and the exporting process will continue.
When the exporting process is completed, a message window will be shown
to notify whether the exporting process is successful or failed.
NOTE: The exporting process for different sites can be performed
simultaneously.
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To playback video stored in the HDD of local computer
There are two ways to playback the videos stored in the local computer. Note
that this is for playing videos that have already been saved to the local
computer.
Click on
, or right click on
the site and select <Playback>
Æ <Local Playback>.
After selection, the CMS Player will be displayed. The CMS Player, which is a
compact version of the standard DVR Player, is shown as the figure below.
Scroll down the <FILE> menu and select <OPEN
VIDEO FILE>, or click on
to open the
video file.
NOTE: The CMS Player can only be opened within the CMS program. If
you try to open the CMSPlayer.exe, an error message will pop up.
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To convert *.drv files to *.avi files
Scroll down the <FILE> menu and select <OPEN VIDEO FILE>, or click on
, and the “Select a folder” window will be displayed. On the top center of
this window, click <Convert To AVI>. Find the *.drv file that you wish to convert
to *.avi, and double click on it. When you see the “Convert Over” message,
the conversion process is completed. The file will be stored under
“C:\Program Files\CMS\Avi” folder.
For more information about the CMS Player operations, please refer to the
Appendix A.
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6.4
Configure the Connected DVR OSD Menu
The connected DVR OSD menu contains a list of items that are used to
configure the connected DVR.
Right click on the Site and select <Configuration> to open the OSD menu.
The Menu function is similar to the DVRRemote Software. Please refer to the
DVRRemote User’s Manual for instructions.
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6.5
Search for Event Videos
The CMS is capable of searching,
playing back, and archiving the
event videos.
Right click on the Site and select
<Event Search> and the <Event
Search> window will be displayed.
You can search the event list of the connected DVR. If you have installed the
POS module, you can either search by event or text.
To play the event video
Select “Play Event” and double click on any item to view the playback of the
event.
NOTE: Archive Event and Export Event will not be available in
“Search By Text” tab.
To archive the event video
Select “Archive Event” and press the “Ctrl” key to select multiple event videos
to be archived. The maximum items can be selected is 1000, which is the
capacity of the list.
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Click on “Start Archive” and an “Event Archive” window will pop up. The
progress bar shows current downloading position. The status column shows
the event is under “Archive”, “Wait”, or “Done” condition.
NOTE: The event archive or normal video archive for different sites can
be performed simultaneously.
To export the event video
Select “Export Event” and press the “Ctrl”
key to select multiple event videos to be
exported.
Click on “Start Export” to begin exporting
process. The remaining steps are the
same as the exporting process described
in section 6.3 Playback Recorded
Video. Please refer to page 45 for details
of the remaining steps.
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6.6
Take a Snapshot
The
is a simple screen capture tool. When you click on the
button, it will capture the screenshot of the window that you are currently
viewing. You can save the screenshots to the default path
“C:\ProgramFiles\CMS\Snapshot” or the folder that you have previously set in
the file path. Please refer to <Setup the File Path> for more information about
changing the file paths.
There are 2 ways to take the snapshot. One is to click on <SNAPSHOT>, and
the snapshot window will be displayed. Select <OK> to save the file.
The other way is to right click on the window, and select <Snapshot>. Note
that it will only capture the image of the selected channel. The file will be
saved without displaying the image.
NOTE: The default image format is *.jpg. If you have selected more
than one file types and took the snapshot, you will get more than one
files of the same snapshot image.
Please go to <Settings> to setup the snapshot file type.
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6.7
Record Function
While the videos are usually recorded to the connected DVR, the user can
choose to record live and playback video clips to the local computer as an
option.
Right click on the Site and select <Start
Record> to start recording, and <Stop
Record> to stop recording.
When the channels are being recorded, the title of the channels will show a
capital letter “R” ( ) at the end. The recorded files will be saved to the
default folder “C:\Program Files\CMS\Record”.
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6.8
Dome Setting / Dome Control
The users can also set/control the dome camera in the CMS. Right click on
the channel where a dome camera is properly installed. Select <Dome
Setting> to setup the Dome ID or Dome Protocol.
The function of each button of the <Dome Control> panel is described below.
A.F. (Auto Focus)
Click on
to focus the camera automatically.
Set/Go Preset Point
Click on
to set a present point, and
to go to the preset point.
ID
Click on
to setup the Dome ID/Protocol. This function resembles to the
<Dome Setting>.
Focus
This is used to manually focus on the objects. Click on the +/- icons to
adjust the focus.
Iris
This is used to setup the iris. Click on the + icon let in more light, or the -
icon to reduce the light.
Zoom
This is used to zoom in/out to the object. Click on the +/- icons to adjust.
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Direction Keys
These keys are used to pan and/or tilt the dome camera.
Speed Slider Bar
The slider bar is used to adjust the speed of the pan/tilt movement. 0 is the
slowest and 100 is the fastest.
NOTE: The <Dome Control> panel is different if the dome camera is
connected through a Video Server. Refer to the following figures for
detail information.
There is an extra button as circled below. Click on it to open the OSD menu.
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6.9
Schedule Record Function
The user can schedule specific time to record the videos to the local computer.
The Schedule Record window will be displayed by clicking on
the top of the CMS main window.
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The scroll-down menu circled below shows the recording options.
<OFF>: To turn off the schedule record function.
<Schedule with Event>: To record both the normal and event videos within
the scheduled time frame.
<Schedule Only>: To record only the normal videos within the scheduled time
frame.
<Event Only>: To record only the event videos within the scheduled time
frame.
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The scroll-down menu circled below shows the schedule options.
<Select Cell>: To manually select cell from the table.
<Clear Cell>: To manually clear cell from the table.
<Select All Cell>: To select all cells from the table.
<Clear All Cell>: to clear all cells from the table.
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Here is a step by step explanation on how to set the schedule record for your
CMS.
Step 1: Select a site or a channel from the box on the left by a single click.
When a site is selected, the same setting of schedule record will be
applied to all channels. Click on a channel to set unique schedule
record for the particular channel. In this example, we will choose to
set a site. Select a site in box 1, and set the recording option to
<Schedule with Event> in box 2.
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Step 2: Assuming that we want to set the CMS to record the site from 1am to
5am on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click on 1:00~1:30 of Tuesday
and drag to 4:30~5:00 of Wednesday; and the color of the cells will
be changed to green indicating that these cells are going to record
<Schedule with Event>.
Step 3: After the time frames are selected, click <OK> to save and exit the
Schedule Record.
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If you want to remove a time frame from the schedule, for instance, 2:30~3:00,
set the cell selection to <Clear Cell> in box 1. Click and drag 2:30~3:00 from
Tuesday to Wednesday. The blank cells indicate that they are not going to
record anything. Click on <OK> to save and exit the Schedule Record.
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If you want to set the schedule to record at all times, set the cell selection to
<Select All Cell> or click on the circled blank cell located on top left corner of
the table. If you want to reset the schedule of the site, set the cell selection to
<Clear All Cell> to do so. Click on <OK> to save and exit the Schedule
Record.
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Another way to select or clear time frame is by click on the Day or Time tabs.
For example, when you click on <Tuesday> tab, the color of all Tuesday cells
will be changed indicating they are going to record normal and event videos.
When you click on 5:00~5:30 tab, color of all 5:00~5:30 from Monday to
Sunday will be changed. Click on <OK> to save and exit the Schedule
Record.
Time
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If you wish to setup a different schedule for a special holiday, simply select a
date from the pull-down menu of <Holiday Setup> and click on <Add>. On the
right of the <Schedule Record> window, you will see a new day cell as shown
in #3. Setup the schedule for that day, and the schedule record will only run
once for that special day.
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6.10
E-Map Function
The E-Map is a program that allows the user to illustrate the position of the
cameras on a self selected image.
Click on
icon located on the top of the CMS main window to open the
E-Map. The figure below is the main window of the E-Map.
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Please follow the steps below to setup the E-Map.
Step 1: You will need to load an image file to the E-Map. Click on
<LOADIMAGE> to do so.
Step 2: The figure below is the Load Image window to add, delete, undo, or
confirm the images. Click on <Add> to add an image. Note that the
E-Map only supports *.bmp, *.jpg, and *.gif files.
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Step 3: After the image is added, the filename of the image will be displayed
in the Load Image window. Index indicates the order of the files. If
you add an image to the E-Map, the 2nd index will be “1”. After the
image is loaded, click <Ok> to confirm.
Step 4: Select the image file that was loaded to the E-Map from the scroll
menu circled below.
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Step 5: The chosen image will be displayed in the E-Map main window. The
image of a grocery store is used in the following example. Drag and
drop a channel from the box on the left to any place of the image.
Step 6: When you point the mouse to the camera icon on the image, an
information dialog box will be displayed as shown in the figure below.
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Step 7: Double click on the camera icon on the image to see the live video of
the camera.
There are three different types of camera icons in E-Map: dome camera, fixed
camera, and alert icons.
Dome Camera icon.
Fixed Camera icon.
Alert icon.
Dome camera icon will be displayed when the selected camera is a PTZ
(pan/tilt/zoom) camera. Fixed Camera icon will be displayed when the
selected camera is a fixed camera. Alert icon will be displayed when an alert
is triggered to the camera on the image. The alert icon will blink to attract
attention.
NOTE: By right clicking on the live video in E-Map, the user can
capture snapshot images, configure dome settings, or perform PTZ
control of the dome camera.
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You can adjust the display size of the image on E-Map by clicking on the
icons circled below.
<Original>: To display the original size of the image.
<Double>: To double the size of the image.
<Half>: To reduce the image size by half.
<Fill>: To adjust the image to fit the window (refer to the figure on the right).
When the image is very large, or when you cannot see the entire image in the
window on the right, click on a channel in the circled box on the left and the
E-Map will automatically move to the location of the selected channel.
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6.11
Health Function
This is a function that verifies the HDD status of the DVR sites in current
connected group. The following figure is an example. The words “Retrieving
Info” will be shown at bottom while the information is being updated. Note that
since IP cameras do not have connected HDD, they will not be shown in the
chart.
The information items shown in the chart are described as below:
Device Name
This item shows the model name of the HDD.
Internal/External
This item indicates whether the HDD is an internal or external device.
Total Size
This item indicates the available free size of the HDD.
Active/Non Active
This item indicates whether the HDD is active or non-active.
Temperature
This item indicates the current temperature of the HDD in Celsius degree.
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Appendix A: The CMS Player
The CMS Player is a compact version of the standard DVR Player. The main
window of the CMS Player is shown below with the name of the buttons.
The usage and function of each button will be described in the following
paragraphs.
Open Video File
Click on
to open the video file. The other
way to open the video file is by clicking on the File
Menu Bar as shown on the right.
To open a file, you need to find
the folder containing *.DRV files
from box 1. After the folder is
found, select <Play DRV File> of
box 2. Lastly, double click on a
file in box 3, and the file will be
played immediately. If you want to
convert the *.drv file to *.avi
format, click on <Convert To AVI>
underneath box 2 instead, and The default path is:
double click the file in box 3.
“C:\Program Files\CMS\Record”
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Snapshot
Click on
to take a snapshot of the
screen. The other way to take a snapshot is
by clicking on the Player Control Menu Bar
as shown on the right.
When the snapshot window is
opened, you can choose to
rename the filename or leave it
as it is. Click on <OK> to save
the snapshot or <CANCEL> to
discard it.
The default path is:
“C:\ProgramFiles\CMS\Snapshot”
Frame View Setting
The user can choose to show/hide
the time and alert text on the video.
Click on the
icon, and the
View Setting window will be
displayed. Check <ShowTime>,
and the time will be shown on the
screen. Check <Show Frame
State>, and the alert text such as
motion, or video loss will be shown.
Uncheck to hide the information.
The other way to open this function
is by clicking on the System Setting
Menu Bar as shown on the right.
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Full Screen
to change the view
Click on
to full screen mode. The other way
is by clicking on the View Menu Bar
as shown on the right.
About
Click on the About Menu Bar
to view the information of the
CMS Player version.
Play
Click on
to play the video. The other
way is by clicking on the Player Control Bar
as shown on the right.
Pause
Click on
to pause the video. The
other way is by clicking on the Player
Control Bar as shown on the right.
Fast Backward / Step Backward
Click on
to play the video backward
in desired speed. The other way is by
clicking on the Player Control Bar as shown
on the right.
NOTE: When the playback of the video is paused, you can click on
this button to move one step backward.
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Fast Forward / Step Forward
Click on
to play the video forward in
desired speed. The other way is by clicking
on the Player Control Bar as shown on the
right.
NOTE: When the playback of the video is paused, you can click on
this button to move one step forward.
Site Tree
The site tree shows the channels of the
connected DVR. Double click on a channel
to view the specific channel in one screen.
Click on the speaker icon located on the
bottom to enable or disable the audio. You
can also find it under the System Setting
Bar.
Mode Option
Click on any of them to view the image in a
multiple window mode. The modes are
available from 4-window to 16-window
Speed Indicator
The arrow “>” shows playing forward while the arrow “<” shows playing
backward. The number at the right indicates the playing speed.
Slider Bar
Click and drag the bar to search through the video.
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Other functions of the Menu Bar that are not introduced in this section will be
described here.
The <File Path Setting> under the
System Setting Menu Bar allows the
user to set the file path.
You will be able to set the paths for
*.avi and snapshot files here. After
the path is set, click on <Save> to
save the settings. Note that you can
choose the snapshot files to be
saved as *.Bmp, *.Jpg, *.Gif, or *.Tif
formats. The default file type is
*.Bmp format.
Under the View Menu Bar, you can
choose to show/hide the Toolbar.
When you closed the Site Tree,
Mode Option, or Slider Bar, you can
recall the window under this menu
too.
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Appendix B: Troubleshooting
The followings are some common situations when the user is having difficulty
with the CMS server.
1.
The CMS server does not work properly. How can it be recovered or
where can I ask for help?
Please try the following ways to recover it first.
A. Please check if the computer meets the system requirement.
B. If the CMS automatically closes when it’s opened or when it’s
connecting to sites, please send the files stored in \CMS\Setting\
under improper operation condition. Afterwards, re-install CMS and
check to install Default Setting during installation. Remember not to
import old setting files. This will tell whether if the old setting data are
corrupted.
C.
If CMS cannot successfully connect to sites, check the followings.
z
z
z
Confirm IP, port, username, and password of the site. You can
connect to the site via IE browser to verify the site exists and is
connectable.
Close firewall and virus scan software and try to connect again.
If the problem is due to firewall or virus scan software, please
change their settings.
If the connection still failed, please send the IP address to our
engineer.
NOTE: When you need to ask for the engineer’s help,
please send a copy of the files stored in \CMS\Log\ as well.
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2.
The CMS server takes up too many HDD space.
We have found that the preset of the virus scan software “NOD32” will
automatically create a temporary file under windows system temporary
folder when the CMS connects to sites. This temporary file will
automatically increase the size which causes the HDD became lack of
space.
Please go to the control center of the NOD32 and disable IMON. Then
the problem should be resolved. The following pictures are examples.
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