E-Map Application - Surveillance System, Security Cameras, CCTV

E-Map Application - Surveillance System, Security Cameras, CCTV
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E-Map Application
E-Map displays the monitoring area on an electronic map, by which the operator can easily locate the
cameras, sensors and alarms triggered by motion or I/O devices. Topics discussed in this chapter
include: creating an E-Map file with E-Map Editor, working with E-Map in the Main System, and
working with E-Map on the WebCam server.
The E-Map Editor
The E-Map Editor program allows you to import a floor plan in BMP, GIF and JPG formats, and use the
icons of cameras and I/O devices to edit a map per your requirement.
The E-Map Editor program comes with the installation of Main System. Go to the system folder and
execute eMap.exe.
Figure 7-1 eMap.exe
The following E-Map Editor window will appear.
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Figure 7-2 The E-Map Editor Window
The controls in the E-Map Editor window:
No. Name
Description
1
Save
Saves a file.
2
Up
Goes back to the previous E-Map file.
3
Add Map
Adds an E-Map file.
4
Add Host
Adds a host folder.
5
Load Map
Imports a floor plan.
6
Rename
Renames an E-Map file and/or folder.
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Delete
Deletes an E-Map file and/or folder.
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Map View
Tree view of E-Map files and/or folders.
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Host View
Tree view of host folders.
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Floor Plan
The window displays the imported graphic file.
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Creating an E-Map File
To create and edit an E-Map file, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add Map button (No.3, Figure 7-1) on the toolbar. A New Map file will be created in
Map View and the Floor Plan window separately, as illustrated below.
Figure 7-3 Creating a new map
2.
Click the New Map file in Map View, and then click the Load Map button (No. 5, Figure 7-1) to
import a graphic file. The file will open in the Floor Plan window. See Figure 7-1.
3.
Double-click the local server folder in Host View. The program will automatically detect the
number of cameras and I/O devices already installed at the server, and show up their separate
icons.
4.
Drag and drop these icons from Host View onto the map in the Floor Plan window.
5.
The E-Map Editor lets you set the orientation of camera icons and change the icons. Right-click
any camera icon to call up a menu, and select the direction where you want the camera points to.
Or change the camera icon into the dome icon.
6.
Click Save (No. 1, Figure 7-1) to save the created E-Map file.
Creating an E-Map File for a Remote Host
With E-Map Editor, you can create E-Maps for your local host, as well as remotely for other hosts.
E-Maps created for remote hosts are saved and viewable only at the server where they are created.
And they are only functional when connected to the WebCam server.
1.
Click the Add Host button (No. 4, Figure 7-1) on the toolbar. A new host folder then is added in
Host View.
2.
Right-click the Host in Host View, and then select Host Settings to display the following dialog
box.
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Figure 7-4 Host Settings
3.
Type the remote host’s name, IP address, how many cameras, I/O modules, inputs, outputs are
installed at the host, and port information. Then click OK.
4.
Follow the steps instructed in Creating an E-Map File to create a file for the remote host.
Starting E-Map
After creating an E-Map file, go to the Main System.
Click the ViewLog button and then select E-Map
to display the following E-Map Viewer window. Double-click any E-Map file of the local host to open it.
Note:
If you have created the E-Map files for remote hosts, these files will also be displayed in the
E-Map Viewer window but won’t function here. They only work on WebCam that is discussed later.
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Figure 7-5 The E-Map Viewer Window
The controls in the E-Map Viewer window:
No. Name
Description
1
Popup Settings
Selects desired cameras and I/O devices for the pop-up map function.
2
Toggle Popup
Toggles between popup and non-popup function.
3
Tree View
The tree view of E-Map files and folders.
4
Flashing Icon
The flashing icon represents a triggered camera or an I/O device.
5
Output Icon
Manually forces an output device.
6
Camera/Dome Icon
Views the live video associated with that camera/dome.
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Setting the Pop-up Map Function
The E-Map Viewer window can be set to pop up with the flashing icon indicating that a camera or an
input device is triggered. To set up the function, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Popup Settings button (No.1, Figure 7-5). Select desired cameras and input devices
for the application, and specify Dwell Time for the interval between two pop-up maps.
2.
Click the Toggle Popup button (No.2, Figure 7-5) to enable the function.
3.
Minimize the E-Map Viewer window. Once any camera or input device is triggered, the map will
pop up on your screen immediately.
Starting E-Map from a Remote Site
Activating and configuring E-Map over a web browser is possible by the GV-developed WebCam
server. To do so, follow the steps below.
1.
At the local server equipped with the GV-System, click the Network button and select WebCam
Server to display the Server Setup dialog box. Click OK to start the WebCam server.
2.
At the client PC, open the web browser and type the address of the local server. Once the
connection is established, the WebCam Compression Selection window will appear. Refer to
Figure 6-14 in Chapter 6.
3.
Select EMap, and click Submit to display the E-Map window on the client PC.
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The Remote E-Map Window
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Figure 7-6 The Remote E-Map Window
The controls in the Remote E-Map window:
No. Name
Description
1
Login
Click to login up to 500 host servers.
2
Host Information
Click to view the information of incoming events upon motion detected
and I/O devices triggered.
3
Previous
Click to go to the previous E-Map file.
4
Home
Click to back to the top of the tree view.
5
Next
Click to go to the next E-Map file.
6
Configure
Click to configure the Remote E-Map window.
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Tree List
The list displays all created E-Map files and folders.
8
Flashing Icon
The flashing icon represents a triggered camera or I/O device.
9
Output Icon
Click to manually force the output device.
10
Camera/Dome Icon
Click to view the live video associated with that camera/dome.
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Logging in Different Hosts
When the client PC connects to WebCam server, all the E-Maps saved in the local server will be
downloaded to the client PC, with the E-Map files of 500 hosts at most. The E-Maps created for
remote hosts can only function on WebCam after you log in these hosts. You can login 500 hosts at a
time. Click the Login button (No. 1, Figure 7-6) to display the following Login window.
Figure 7-7 Logging in different hosts
Configuring the Remote E-Map Window
Click the Configure button (No. 6, Figure 7-6) to display the following dialog box:
Figure 7-8 The Configure window
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[Download EMap files] Click to download E-Map files from the local server to the client PC. This
option can reduce network load when you want to view E-Maps of multiple hosts.
Use local EMap files: Once downloading E-Map files to the client PC, you can use these
E-Map files for connection.
Hide Tree List:
Check to hide the tree list.
Enable DirectDraw: The DirectDraw is enabled by default. Some VGA cards might not
support DirectDraw and can produce distorted frames. In this case, disable the feature.
[Motion] / [I/O Input]
Alert Sound: Check this option and assign a .wav file to alert the operator when motion is
detected or I/O devices are triggered.
Camera Blink, I/O Blink: When cameras or I/O devices are triggered, their icons on the E-map
flash. Uncheck this option if you don’t want to see the flashing icons.
EMap Auto Popup: When cameras or I/O devices are triggered, the related map will pop up on
the screen instantly. Check this option and minimize the Remote E-Map window for the
application.
Show Event: Check to display motion or I/O triggered events on the Host Information window.
Viewing Host Information
The Host Information window lists camera and I/O device trigger information. Click the Host
Information button (No. 2, Figure 7-6) to display.
Figure 7-9 Host Information
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The Host Information window allows you to play back events happened in the host sites. Double-click
any camera event in the left hand list to display the remote playback window. With this window, you
can play back an event, speak to the host site and take a snapshot, as well as download the event to
the client PC.
Figure 7-10 The Remote Playback Window
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