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PARAGON FHD 16x4
16CH, H.264, 1080p Full HD DVR
Quick Installation Guide
Copyright © EverFocus Electronics Corp.
Release Date: May, 2016
This content is subject to change without notice.
PARAGON FHD 16x4
1. Overview
1.1 Front Panel
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No. Name
Description
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Screen Layout
Press the type of layout you want for displaying your channel feeds.
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Channel
1~16
Press to display the channel in full screen. The LED indicates the
channel is displayed in full screen.
3
Fast Reverse
Press to play the recorded data in fast reverse.
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Reverse
Play/Pause
Press to play the recordings in reverse at normal speed. Press this
button again to Pause the reverse playback. Press the Stop button to
stop all playback actions and exit the playback area.
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Stop
Press to stop either the Reverse, Fast Reverse, Play, or Fast Forward
functions, if that function is active. This button stops all Play
functions, but no Recording functions.
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Play/Pause
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Fast Forward
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Enter
9
Menu/Esc
Press to play the recordings forward. Press this button again to
Pause the playback. Press the Stop button to stop all playback
actions and exit the playback area.
Press to play the recorded data in fast forward.
Use this button in conjunction with the Menu/Esc button (9) and the
Jog / Shuttle Wheel (10) to select menu values or to scroll between
menu categories. You can also use it in conjunction with a mouse or
you can use only a mouse to do these functions.
Press to enter/exit the Main Setup Menu.
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Jog / Shuttle
Wheel
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Shuttle
Jog
Status LED
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Use the Shuttle (outer wheel) to:
• In Playback mode, use the Shuttle wheel for fast forward / fast
reverse.
• Switch between Menu options / parameters.
• Highlight individual cameras.
Use the Jog (inner wheel) to:
• In Pause mode, use the Jog to move frame by frame.
• Switch between Menu options / parameters.
• Highlight individual cameras.
: Indicates the power is on.
HD1: Indicates the internal Hard Disk is activating.
HD2: Indicates the external Hard Disk is activating.
LAN: Indicates the DVR is connected to the network.
Alarm
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Indicates an alarm input is triggered.
USB2.0 Port
The USB2.0 port for connecting to a mouse, external storage device
or EKB200 keyboard.
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DVD Burner
(Optional)
Use the DVD Burner for archiving the recordings from the DVR. It’s
highly recommended to use a DVD with 4x or higher speed disc for
recording. To open the DVD tray, please refer to 4.8 Archiving the
Recordings or Log Data to the USB or DVD in the User’s Manual. To
close the tray, just gently push it and it will be automatically closed.
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Display
Press to cycle between the info display types (channel and status bar
info).
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Seq (Sequence)
Press to enter the automatic sequence mode. This will show each
channel feed in sequence. Press again to exit sequence mode.
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Zoom
Press repeatedly to toggle between 2x and 4x zoom. Press the
Menu/Esc button to switch zoom off.
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Monitor
Press to switch between the Main and Call monitors. Just remember
to exit the setup menus before doing so.
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Search
Press to enter the Search Setup menu.
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Copy
Press to enter the Copy Menu.
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IR Receiver
Receiver for signals from the IR remote control.
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1.2 Rear Panel
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Name
Power Port
Description
Connects to the 100-240 VAC~ power using the supplied Power
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Power Switch
Press to turn on or off the power.
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Alarm Input /Out
Connects up to 16 alarm inputs and 4 alarm outputs devices. You
can also connect to the radio-controlled clock for time
synchronization. Please refer to 3.2 Alarm I/O.
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Audio Input 1~16
Connects to the audio input devices such as microphones using
the supplied Audio Cable. Note that the microphone with a
(built-in) amplifier and external power supply is required.
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You can also optionally connect the monitors to each Loop Video
Loop Video Output
Output to display the video of the corresponding channel. Please
1~16
refer to 3.1 Monitor Connection.
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eSATA Port
Connects to an external eSATA storage device.
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Video Input 1~16
Connects to analog HD / SD cameras using coaxial cables.
Note:
1. The DVR can automatically configure itself as NTSC or PAL.
To do this, connect a camera to any channel of the DVR. The
DVR will detect the first connected camera format (NTSC or
PAL) and then automatically configure itself to the detected
format from the first connected camera. For example, if the
format of the first connected camera is NTSC, the DVR will
configure itself to NTSC format.
2. All video inputs are compatible with all resolution types of
cameras, such as 1080p, 720p, 960H and D1 cameras
(HD-TVI / HD-CVI / HD-SDI cameras are not supported).
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Audio Outputs
(RCA)
Connects to the audio output devices, such as speakers. Note that
the speaker with a (built-in) amplifier and external power supply
are required.
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This can be used as a Call monitor output. Connects to the
monitor using a BNC cable (see 3.1 Monitor Connection).
This can be used as a Main monitor output. Connects to the
monitor using a HDMI cable (see 3.1 Monitor Connection).
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CVBS Port (BNC)
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HDMI Port
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RS-485 Port
Connects to the RS-485 device (EKB500) or PTZ camera.
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USB2.0 Port
The USB2.0 port for connecting to a mouse, external storage
device or EKB200 keyboard.
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Ethernet (LAN)
Connects to the Network.
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VGA Port
This can be used as a Call monitor output. Connects to the
monitor using a VGA cable (see 3.1 Monitor Connection).
1.3 Dimensions
Front View
Side View
423mm / 16.65"
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1.4 eZ. Controller Function Description

eZ.Controller: Easily control PTZ camera from DVR using only coaxial cable.
eZ.Controller allows users to control PTZ camera from DVR using only a coaxial cable without
the need of a RS-485 cable between the PTZ camera and the DVR. Users can easily operate
Zoom, Focus, Iris, Direction, Auto Pan, Preset, Tour and Pattern functions to the PTZ camera
through DVR.
PTZ Cameras
Tip: You can also bring
up the camera OSD
through Preset 95.
Note:
1. The eZ.Controller function for PTZ control is only supported for EverFocus AHD (1080p,
720p) PTZ cameras.
2. After connecting the PTZ camera to the DVR through the coaxial cable, you will have to go
to the OSD Menu to turn the PTZ ID function off (System < Camera < Basic).
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
eZ.Controller: Easily control eZ.HD camera’s OSD at the DVR end.
Traditionally, the CCTV installer needs to take a portable monitor to connect to the
camera for controlling the camera OSD at the camera installation site as the Diagram A
below. It will take extra effort, time and people to adjust the camera.
Now, EverFocus’ eZ.Controller allows users to control the camera OSD simply on the
monitor at the DVR end as illustrated in Diagram B.
A
B
Traditional Way to Control Camera OSD
Control Camera OSD at Camera End
DVR End
Use eZ.Controller to Control Camera OSD
Camera OSD Control Directly at DVR End
Camera End
DVR End
Camera End
How to Control eZ.HD Camera’s OSD at the DVR End?
1. On the DVR’s OSD setting menu, go
to Configuration > Camera > Adjust.
Select a camera you want to adjust.
2. Click the Advanced button, and the
camera live view with the Coaxial
Panel will be displayed.
3.
4.
5.
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To display the OSD menu, click the
Enter button
on the Coaxial Panel.
You can use the direction buttons on
the Coaxial Panel to control the
camera’s OSD setting menu.
To exit the camera OSD setting, click
Exit to return to the Adjust setting
page.
PARAGON FHD 16x4
1.5 Packing List
• DVR x 1
• Power Cord x 1
• Quick Installation Guide x 1
• Rack Ear x 2
• Mouse x 1
• Audio Cable x 1
• SATA Cable x 4 (for internal HDD connection)
• CD x 1 (Please see Note 3.)
• Internal HDD Bracket x 8 (with 16 Rubber Spacers, 16 Black Long Screws and 16 Silver
Screws)
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)
• IR Remote Control x 1 (with two AAA batteries) *Please see Note 4.
(
)
Note:
1. Equipment configurations and supplied accessories vary by country. Please consult your
local EverFocus office or agents for more information. Please also keep the shipping
carton for possible future use.
2. Contact the shipper if any items appear to have been damaged in the shipping process.
3. The CD contains the IP Utility software, EFPlayer, User Manual and Quick Installation
Guide.
4. Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries
according to the instructions.
a. Use only two AAA dry cell batteries.
b. Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire as it may explode.
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1.6 Optional Accessories
•
EKB200 (USB controller keyboard: connect to the PC or DVR to control the PTZ cameras
connected to the DVR). Please refer to 6.9.6 EKB200 Setting in the User Manual of the
EKB200 Keyboard.
•
EKB500 (RS-485 keyboard: connect to the RS-485 port to control the PTZ cameras
connected to the DVR). Please refer to User Manual of the EKB500 Keyboard.
2. Basic Installation
2.1 Hard Disk Installation
You can optionally install four 3.5” HDDs inside the DVR for recording videos.
1.
Make sure the DVR is power-off.
2.
Unscrew the two housing screws on the back panel of the DVR.
3.
Push the housing to the back and open it.
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4.
Fix the two HDD brackets on both side of the HDD using the Silver Screws.
5.
Push the Rubber Spacer into the bottom slot of Bracket.
Bracket
Rubber Spacer
6.
Insert Black Long Screws into the Rubber Spacers.
Black Long
Screw
7.
Use the SATA Cable, and connect one end to either one of the SATA ports on the PCB
inside the DVR, and the other end to the SATA port on the HDD.
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8.
Connect the internal power cable to the HDD.
Note: The internal power cable is connected to the Main board inside the DVR. The
power cable features two connectors, which can be used to connect to two HDDs.
9. Screw the HDD with brackets inside the DVR (You can screw up to 4 HDDs).
• If you only need to use one to three HDDs, just screw them on the HDD tray.
HDD Tray
• If you need to use four HDDs, you have to screw one HDD under the HDD tray.
a. Unscrew eight screws on the HDD tray first and take the tray out.
HDD Tray
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b. Screw one HDD at the bottom of the DVR, and screw back the HDD tray.
c. Screw the rest HDDs on the HDD tray.
10. Screw back the housing to the DVR.
2.2 Hard Disk Compatibility List
Please go to the PARAGON FHD 16x4 Web page on EverFocus’ website
http://www.everfocus.com.tw to see the latest Hard Disk Compatibility List.
Note: If using two or more hard disks, please choose the hard disks with the same capacity.
2.3 Rack Mount Installation
To install rack ears on the DVR:
1. Unscrew the four M3 (φ6.8) screws on both side of the DVR.
2. Use the supplied two rack ears and the above screws for rack mount installation on both
side.
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3. Basic Connection
The instructions below the figure describe the basic connection for the PARAGON FHD 16x4.
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2
Power Supply
4
5
Line Level
Audio In 1~16
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3
Mouse
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Network
Camera 1~16
Line Level
Audio Out
Main Monitor
(HDMI)
Web Remote
CMS:
Client
Genie XMS
1.
Using the supplied Power Cord, connect one end to the 100-240 VAC~ port on the DVR and
the other end to the 100-240 VAC~ power outlet.
Note: Please ensure to connect the internal power cables to the internal HDDs before
powering on the DVR.
2.
Connect the line level audio input devices to the DVR using the supplied Audio Cable. Note
that the audio input devices, such as microphones, are required to have a (built-in)
amplifier and external power supply.
3.
Optionally connect a mouse to the DVR to control the system. You can also control the
system using the supplied IR Remote Control or the control keys on the front panel.
4.
Connect the cameras to the DVR using the coaxial cables. EverFocus eZ.HD cameras are
recommended. (HD-TVI / HD-CVI / HD-SDI cameras are not supported)
5.
To listen to audio of video source, connect speakers to the Audio Out port. Note that
speaker with a (built-in) amplifier and external power are required.
6.
To view videos, connect a monitor to the HDMI port using the HDMI cable supplied by the
monitor manufacturer.
7.
Use a standard RJ-45 cable to connect the DVR to the network for remote viewing or using
EverFocus surveillance system (Genie XMS).
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3.1 Monitor Connection
Connect the monitor to the CVBS, HDMI or VGA port on the rear panel of the DVR. The
PARAGON FHD 16x4 DVR provides 1 main monitor output (HDMI); and 2 call monitor outputs
(VGA and BNC) with identical functionality.
The main monitor output can deliver full HD output resolution (1920x1080, progressive, 60 Hz.
vert., 68 KHz hor.). The 2 call monitors can display camera streams or perform sequence display
mode. Both of the 2 call monitor outputs provide the identical functionality and can be
operated simultaneously. Make sure that the connected monitor's specifications comply with
the resolution requirements. To configure the monitor setting, please refer to 6.6 Display
Setting.
You can also optionally connect the monitors to each Loop Video Output to display the video of
the corresponding channel.
Rear View
CVBS
Cable
Call Monitor
(CVBS)
HDMI
Cable
Main Monitor
(HDMI)
VGA
Cable
Call Monitor
(VGA)
BNC
Cable
Loop Video Output
1~16 (BNC)
Note:
1. The connected monitors’ specifications must comply with the resolution requirements.
2. Do not exceed the max. HDMI cable length of 15 meters. The standard HDMI cables can
support cable length up to 3 meters. For longer distances, such as 15 meters, it is highly
recommended to use high quality HDMI cables.
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3.2 Alarm I / O
The DVR provides 16 alarm inputs and 4 alarm outputs. You can also connect the
radio-controlled clock to the alarm input of the DVR for the time synchronization. The DVR
supports the radio-controlled clock which will automatically synchronize to the time standard
so that you won’t need to reset the time manually. For radio-controlled clock connection,
connect the positive (+) wire to either port of Alarm Input 1~4 and negative (-) wire to the GND
port.
Alarm
Radio-controlled Clock
Alarm Input Contacts
This DVR provides one alarm input per camera. All inputs are programmable N.O. (Normal
Open) or N.C. (Normal Closed). All settings are programmed in the ALARM / Event menu.
ALMIN
ALMIN
GND
GND
Alarm Input with N.O. contact in idle state
Alarm Input with N.C. contact in idle state
Alarm Output Contacts
The relay output provides either Normally Open or Normally Closed dry contacts.
ALMOUT +
ALMOUT +
ALMOUT -
ALMOUT -
Alarm Output with N.O. contact
Alarm Output with N.C. contact
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3.3 RS-485 Port
The RS-485 port, located on the rear panel of the DVR, can be used to connect to an RS-485
keyboard for controlling PTZ cameras or simply connect to a PTZ camera or connect to a POS
device.
Rear View
Coaxial Cable
RS-485 Port
RS-485 Cable
EKB500 Keyboard
PTZ Camera 1~16
Note: EverFocus FHD series DVR supports the eZ.Controller function, which enables users to
control PTZ camera from DVR using only a coaxial cable without the need of a RS-485 cable
between the PTZ camera and the DVR (see 1.4 eZ. Controller Function Description).
4. Turning On / Off the Power
Before powering on the DVR, please make sure the internal HDDs have been installed properly.
Once you have completed the basic cable connections, you are ready to turn on the DVR.
To turn on the power, connect the supplied Power Cord to the power outlet and turn on the
Power Switch. All of the LED indicators on the front panel will light up. The DVR will
automatically run an internal process, when the process is complete, the LED indicators will
turn off, and the POWER LED will remain light up in green. And then you can start operating the
DVR.
To turn off the power, please go to OSD Root Menu > System Setting > Miscellaneous setting
page, and click Shutdown (refer to 6.9.7 Miscellaneous in the User’s Manual). After the
message pops up as below, you can now turn the Power Switch to the "Off" position.
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5. Checking the Dynamic IP Address
You can look up the IP address and access the Web interface of the DVR using the IP Utility (IPU)
program, which can be downloaded from EverFocus’ Website:
http://www.everfocus.com/HQ/Support/DownloadCenter_p1.aspx. Please connect the DVR in
the same LAN of your computer.
1.
Save IP Utility Setup.exe
in your computer. Double click the .exe file and follow the
on‐screen instructions to install the IP Utility.
2.
Click the Finish button, the IP Utility will be automatically launched to search the IP devices
connected on the same LAN.
3.
To optionally configure the Machine Name, IP Address, IP Type or Port Number using the
IPU:
a. Log in the mobile DVR by checking the desired model and then click the Log in
icon. The Log in dialog box appears.
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b. Type the Username and Password. Click the OK button, the status of the selected
camera will display Login.
Note:
1. The default user ID is admin and the default password is 11111111.
2. If you select more than one mobile DVRs that have the same user ID / password,
you will be able to log in several mobile DVRs at once.
c. Right click the columns (such as Machine Name, IP Address, IP Type or Port) to
configure the setting. Click Apply Changes
button to apply and save the settings.
Note: Most networks uses DHCP to assign IP address, if you are unsure of your
network settings, please consult your network administrators for configuration
details.
4.
To access the Live View window, double click the IP address of the desired device, the login
window pops up. Type the user ID and password to log in. By default, the user ID is admin
and the password is 11111111.
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5.
If you log in for the first time, follow the instruction steps on the interface to update the
latest Plugin version (ePlayer). After reloading the webpage, the login window pops up
again. Type the user ID and password to log in again. By default, the user ID is admin and
the password is 11111111.
Note for the first time login:
The “Download ePlayer Instruction” page will only be prompted for the first time login in
order to update the system to the latest plugin version.
When the Plug-in blocked appears on the browser, select Always allow plug-ins on xxx,
click Done and then reload the webpage.
6. Now you will be able to see the remote live page.
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If you encounter the following problem or still can’t access the remote Web interface,
please see below:

If the Error window appears, please be sure to close ALL the Web browser windows first
and then click Retry. When the Completing the ePlayer Setup Wizard window shows up,
click Finish. Then, you can open a new browser again to access the DVR’s remote Web
interface.
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
If your PC or laptop is running with Windows, it’s required to run the browser as
administrator when first entering the remote web page of the device. Go to C:\Program
Files (x86)\Internet Explorer, right-click the browser and then click Run as administrator.

You may need to turn User Account Control off if you still can’t see the Remote Live View.
On the computer, click Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Action Center (click
Change User Account Control Settings), the User Account Control Settings window
appears. Adjust the slide bar to Never Notify and then click OK. Restart your computer if
requested.
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6. Specifications
Model Name
System
Operating System
Number of Channels
RAM
Watchdog
Dual Stream
OSD Menu
System Control
Pentaplex Operation
PTZ Protocol Supported
Video
Compression Format
Video Format
Video Inputs
Video Looping Outputs
Main
Video outputs
Call
Recording
Recording Rate /
Resolution
Search Modes
Audio
Audio Input
Audio Output
Alarm
Alarm Inputs
Alarm Outputs
Storage Device
Internal 3.5" HDD
Embedded Linux
16CH
2GB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Front Panel Buttons, Mouse, IR Remote Control
Simultaneous Live, Recording, Playback, Archive and Remote
Viewing
EverFocus, Pelco D, Pelco P, Samsung, Transparent
H.264
NTSC / PAL
16 x BNC
16 x BNC
HDMI
VGA and BNC
NTSC
480fps @ at all resolution
PAL
400fps @ at all resolution
Recording Modes
Playback
Playback Rate /
Resolution
PARAGON FHD 16x4
Manual, Schedule and Event
NTSC
480fps @ at all resolution
PAL
400fps @ at all resolution
Date / Time, Event, Motion in Recorded Video, Snapshot by
Interval
16 inputs
2 output
16 inputs
4 x relays
4 x SATA HDD (Optional)
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External HDD
Storage Capacity
DVD burner
Network
Ethernet
Protocol
Interface
USB 2.0
RS-485
Ethernet
General
Power Input
Power Consumption
Operating Temperature
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Weight (without HDDs)
Language
1 x eSATA
16 TB
Yes
10/100/1000 Ethernet
TCP-IP / DHCP / PPPoE / DDNS / SMTP / NTP
3 x USB 2.0 port (1 on Front Panel, 2 on Back Panel)
2 pin terminal connector
1 x RJ-45
100 – 240 VAC~
150W max.
0°C ~ 40°C / 32°F ~ 104°F (20 ~ 80% humidity)
430 x 423 x 95mm / 16.93" x 16.65" x 3.74"
8.2kg / 20.83lb
English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Deutsch, French,
Russian, Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Simplified Chinese
Regulatory
CE, FCC, UL
Functions
Video Pause
Yes
Video Loss Detection
Yes
Motion Detection
Yes
Event Log
Yes
User Interface
GUI (Graphical User Interface)
Control PTZ via OSD
Yes (via both local and remote interfaces)
Schedule Setting
Supports Express and Advanced Schedule Setting
User Access
3 Levels of User Access Defined
Remote Client System Minimum Requirement
Operating System
Windows XP (32-bit) / Win7 (32 and 64-bit)
CPU
Intel Core I3-2100
RAM
2GB
VGA
Intel HD 2000
LAN Speed
10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps (RJ45)
Web Browser
IE9 and later, Firefox 4.0-9.0, Chrome (Windows v44 and earlier)
Other Remote
Application
1. EverFocus’ CMS: Genie XMS.
2. EverFocus’ mobile app: MobileFocus (iOS / Android);
MobileFocusHD (iPad).
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TEL: +886 2 2698 2334
FAX: +886 2 2698 3943
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FAX: +86 755 2765 0337
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FAX: +81 3 5625 8189
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