Bosch Video Management System

Bosch Video Management System
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Table of contents
1
Using the Help
16
1.1
Finding information
16
1.2
Printing the Help
16
2
Introduction
18
3
System overview
21
3.1
Hardware requirements
21
3.2
Software requirements
22
3.3
License requirements
22
4
Concepts
23
4.1
Recording settings
23
4.1.1
Basic stream settings (schedule-independent)
23
4.1.2
Stream assignment for Live
23
4.1.3
Scheduled Recording Settings
23
4.2
Config Wizard
26
4.3
Enterprise System
26
4.3.1
Scenarios
27
4.3.2
Permissions
30
4.3.3
Types of user groups
31
4.3.4
Licensing
31
4.4
Unmanaged site
31
4.4.1
Structure of CSV file for importing unmanaged sites
32
4.5
Server Lookup
33
4.5.1
Server List
35
4.6
Remote access
35
4.7
iSCSI storage pool
38
4.8
Automated Network Replenishment (ANR)
39
4.9
Dual / failover recording
40
4.10
VRM recording modes
41
4.11
Playback of VRM recording sources
44
4.12
Alarm handling
51
4.13
DVR devices
53
4.14
Mobile Video Service
54
4.15
Adding Video IP devices from Bosch
54
4.16
Region of Interest (ROI)
55
4.17
Intelligent Tracking
55
4.18
Inactivity logoff
56
4.19
Malfunction relay
56
4.20
Text data
57
4.21
Allegiant CCL commands
58
4.22
Offline Operator Client
58
4.22.1
Working with Offline Mode
58
4.23
Version independent Operator Client
61
4.23.1
Working with Compatibility Mode
61
4.24
ONVIF events
61
4.25
Viewing modes of a panoramic camera
62
4.25.1
360° panoramic camera - floor- or ceiling mounted
63
4.25.2
180° panoramic camera - floor- or ceiling mounted
64
4.25.3
360° panoramic camera - wall mounted
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180° panoramic camera - wall mounted
66
4.25.5
Cropped view on a panoramic camera
67
4.26
Server-based analytics
68
4.26.1
Installing the analytics viewer application
69
4.27
Verification of authenticity
69
5
Supported hardware
71
5.1
Installing hardware
72
5.2
Installing a KBD Universal XF keyboard
72
5.3
Connecting a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard to Bosch VMS
73
5.3.1
Scenarios for Bosch IntuiKey keyboard connections
73
5.3.2
Connecting a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard to a decoder
74
5.3.3
Updating Bosch IntuiKey keyboard firmware
75
5.4
Connecting Bosch Allegiant Matrix to Bosch Video Management System
76
5.4.1
Bosch Allegiant Connection Overview
76
5.4.2
Configuring the control channel
78
5.4.3
Bosch Allegiant Satellite System Concept
80
5.5
Allegiant CCL commands supported in Bosch VMS
80
6
Getting started
83
6.1
Installing the software modules
83
6.2
Scanning for devices
83
6.3
Using Config Wizard
87
6.4
Accessing the system
97
6.5
Using Server Lookup
98
6.6
Configuring remote access
98
6.6.1
Configuring without Enterprise System
98
6.6.2
Configuring with Enterprise System
98
6.7
Activating the software licenses
6.8
Starting Configuration Client
100
6.9
Configuring the language of Configuration Client
100
6.10
Configuring the language of Operator Client
100
6.11
Adding a new license
100
6.12
Maintaining Bosch VMS
101
6.13
Replacing a device
102
6.13.1
Replacing a MS / EMS
102
6.13.2
Replacing a VRM
103
6.13.3
Replacing an encoder or decoder
104
6.13.4
Replacing an Operator Client
107
6.13.5
Final tests
107
6.13.6
Recovering Divar IP 3000/7000
107
6.14
Configuring time synchronization
107
6.15
Configuring the storage media of an encoder
107
6.16
Creating an Enterprise System
108
6.16.1
Configuring the Server List for Enterprise System
109
6.16.2
Creating an Enterprise User Group
110
6.16.3
Creating an Enterprise Account
111
6.17
Configuring the mounting position of a panoramic camera
112
7
Creating an Enterprise System
114
7.1
Configuring the Server List for Enterprise System
114
7.2
Creating an Enterprise User Group
116
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7.3
Creating an Enterprise Account
116
8
Configuring the Server List for Enterprise System
119
9
Configuring Server Lookup
121
9.1
Exporting the Server List
122
9.2
Importing a Server List
122
10
Adding an unmanaged site
123
10.1
Importing unmanaged sites
123
10.2
Configuring the time zone
124
11
Managing VRM storage
125
11.1
Synchronizing Bosch VMS configuration
125
11.2
Scanning for VRM devices
125
11.3
Adding a Primary VRM manually
126
11.4
Adding a Secondary VRM manually
126
11.5
Adding a Mirrored VRM manually
127
11.6
Adding a Failover VRM manually
127
11.7
Adding a VRM pool
128
11.8
Adding an iSCSI device
128
11.9
Configuring automatic recording mode on a pool
128
11.10
Adding a DSA E-Series iSCSI device
129
11.11
Configuring an iSCSI device
130
11.12
Moving an iSCSI system to another pool
131
11.13
Adding a LUN
132
11.14
Formatting a LUN
133
11.15
Changing the password of a VRM device
133
11.16
Configuring dual recording in the Device Tree
133
12
Managing encoders / decoders
135
12.1
Adding an encoder to a VRM pool
135
12.2
Moving an encoder to another pool
136
12.3
Adding a live only encoder
136
12.4
Adding a local storage encoder
137
12.5
Configuring an encoder / decoder
138
12.6
Updating the device capabilities
138
12.7
Configuring failover recording mode on an encoder
139
12.8
Configuring multiple encoders / decoders
140
12.9
Changing the password of an encoder / decoder
140
12.10
Providing the destination password for a decoder
141
12.11
Configuring the storage media of an encoder
142
12.12
Adding and removing an ONVIF profile
142
12.13
Configuring ONVIF events
143
12.14
Importing an ONVIF Mapping Table file
144
12.15
Exporting an ONVIF Mapping Table file
145
12.16
Encrypting live video
145
12.17
Managing the verification of authenticity
146
12.17.1
Configuring the authentication
146
12.17.2
Downloading a certificate
146
12.17.3
Installing a certificate on a workstation
147
13
Managing Video Streaming Gateway
148
13.1
Adding a Video Streaming Gateway device
148
13.2
Moving a VSG to another pool
149
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Adding a camera to a VSG
149
13.4
Configuring multicast
150
13.5
Configuring logging
150
13.6
Adding and removing an ONVIF profile
151
13.7
Assigning an ONVIF profile
151
13.8
Configuring ONVIF events
152
13.9
Importing an ONVIF Mapping Table file
153
13.10
Exporting an ONVIF Mapping Table file
153
14
Managing various devices
155
14.1
Adding a device manually
155
14.2
Adding a VIDOS NVR
159
14.3
Configuring a decoder for use with a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
160
14.4
Configuring the integration of a DiBos system
160
14.5
Configuring the integration of a DVR
161
14.6
Configuring a Bosch Allegiant device
162
14.7
Configuring a startup Command Script
162
14.8
Changing the network address of a workstation
162
14.9
Enabling Forensic Search on a workstation
163
14.10
Assigning an analog monitor group to a workstation
163
14.11
Configuring an analog monitor group
163
14.12
Adding a monitor wall
164
14.13
Configuring a communication device
164
14.14
Configuring a peripheral device
164
14.15
Configuring an SNMP trap receiver
165
14.16
Configuring a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard (workstation)
165
14.17
Configuring a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard (decoder)
165
14.18
Configuring an I/O module
166
14.19
Configuring an Allegiant CCL emulation
166
14.20
Adding a Mobile Video Service
167
14.21
Adding a video analytics device
167
15
Configuring video-based fire alarm detection
168
15.1
Configuring a fire detection camera
168
15.2
Adding an encoder to a VRM pool
169
15.3
Adding a live only encoder
169
15.4
Adding a local storage encoder
170
15.5
Configuring a fire event
171
15.6
Configuring a fire alarm
171
16
Configuring MIC IP 7000 connected to a VIDEOJET 7000 connect
172
17
Configuring server-based video analytics
173
17.1
Installing the analytics viewer application
173
17.2
Adding a video analytics device
174
18
Configuring maps and structure
175
18.1
Configuring the Logical Tree
175
18.2
Adding a device to the Logical Tree
175
18.3
Removing a tree item
175
18.4
Managing resource files
176
18.5
Adding a Command Script
177
18.6
Managing pre-configured camera sequences
177
18.7
Adding a camera sequence
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18.8
Adding a folder
179
18.9
Adding a map
179
18.10
Adding a link to another map
180
18.11
Assigning a map to a folder
180
18.12
Managing devices on a map
181
18.13
Adding a document
181
18.14
Adding a malfunction relay
182
19
Configuring schedules
183
19.1
Configuring a Recording Schedule
183
19.2
Adding a Task Schedule
184
19.3
Configuring a standard Task Schedule
184
19.4
Configuring a recurring Task Schedule
184
19.5
Removing a Task Schedule
185
19.6
Adding holidays and exception days
185
19.7
Removing holidays and exception days
186
19.8
Renaming a schedule
186
20
Configuring cameras and recording settings
188
20.1
Copying and pasting in tables
188
20.2
Exporting the Camera Table
189
20.3
Configuring stream quality settings
189
20.4
Configuring camera properties
190
20.5
Configuring recording settings (only VRM and Local Storage)
190
20.6
Configuring recording settings (NVR only)
191
20.7
Configuring PTZ port settings
192
20.8
Configuring PTZ camera settings
193
20.9
Configuring the ROI function
193
20.10
Configuring predefined positions for the ROI function
194
20.11
Configuring the ANR function
194
20.12
Configuring dual recording in the Camera Table
194
21
Configuring events and alarms
196
21.1
Copying and pasting in tables
197
21.2
Removing a table row
197
21.3
Managing resource files
197
21.4
Configuring an event
197
21.5
Duplicating an event
198
21.6
Logging user events
198
21.7
Configuring user event buttons
199
21.8
Creating a Compound Event
199
21.9
Editing a Compound Event
200
21.10
Configuring an alarm
201
21.11
Configuring settings for all alarms
201
21.12
Configuring the pre- and post-alarm duration for an alarm
202
21.13
Triggering alarm recording with text data
202
21.14
Adding text data to continous recording
203
21.15
Protecting alarm recording
203
21.16
Configuring blinking hot spots
204
22
Configuring Command Scripts
205
22.1
Managing Command Scripts
205
22.2
Configuring a Command Script to be started automatically
206
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22.3
Importing a Command Script
206
22.4
Exporting a Command Script
206
22.5
Configuring a startup Command Script
207
23
Configuring users, permissions and Enterprise Access
208
23.1
Creating a user
208
23.2
Creating a group or account
209
23.3
Creating a dual authorization group
210
23.4
Configuring LDAP settings
210
23.5
Associating an LDAP group
211
23.6
Scheduling user logon permission
211
23.7
Configuring operating permissions
212
23.8
Configuring user interface settings
212
23.9
Configuring permissions for Logical Tree
213
23.10
Configuring permissions for events and alarms
213
23.11
Configuring camera permissions
214
23.12
Configuring decoder permissions
214
23.13
Configuring various priorities
214
23.14
Copying user group permissions
215
24
Managing configuration data
216
24.1
Activating the working configuration
216
24.2
Activating a configuration
217
24.3
Exporting configuration data
217
24.4
Importing configuration data
218
24.5
Exporting configuration data to OPC
218
24.6
Checking the status of your encoders/decoders
219
24.7
Configuring SNMP monitoring
219
24.8
Creating a report
219
25
Configuration examples
220
25.1
Adding a Bosch ATM/POS bridge
220
25.2
Adding a Bosch Allegiant input alarm
221
25.3
Adding and configuring 2 Dinion IP cameras with VRM recording
221
26
Global Configuration Client windows
223
26.1
Configuration window
223
26.2
Menu commands
224
26.3
Activation Manager dialog box
225
26.4
Activate Configuration dialog box
226
26.5
Protect Devices with Global Default Password dialog box
227
26.6
License Manager dialog box
227
26.7
License Activation dialog box
228
26.8
Reports dialog boxes
228
26.8.1
Recording Schedules dialog box
228
26.8.2
Task Schedules dialog box
228
26.8.3
Cameras and Recording Parameters dialog box
228
26.8.4
Stream Quality Settings dialog box
228
26.8.5
Event Settings dialog box
229
26.8.6
Compound Event Settings dialog box
229
26.8.7
Alarm Settings dialog box
229
26.8.8
Configured Users dialog box
229
26.8.9
User Groups and Accounts dialog box
229
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26.8.10
Device Permissions dialog box
229
26.8.11
Operating Permissions dialog box
229
26.9
Alarm Settings dialog box
229
26.10
Options dialog box
229
26.11
Remote Access Settings dialog box
230
26.11.1
Port Mapping Table dialog box
231
26.12
Device Monitor dialog box
231
26.13
SNMP Settings dialog box
232
26.14
License Investigator dialog box
233
27
Devices page
234
27.1
Server List / Address Book page
234
27.1.1
Add Server dialog box
235
27.2
Initial Device Scan dialog box
236
27.3
NVR & Decoder Scan dialog box
236
27.4
IP Device Configuration dialog box
236
27.5
Set IP Addresses dialog box
237
27.6
Set Display Names dialog box
238
27.7
NVRs / Failover NVRs / Redundant NVRs page
238
27.8
Vidos NVRs page
238
27.9
DiBos page
238
27.9.1
Add DiBos System dialog box
239
27.9.2
Settings page
239
27.9.3
Cameras page
239
27.9.4
Inputs page
239
27.9.5
Relays page
240
27.10
DVR (Digital Video Recorder) page
240
27.10.1
Add DVR dialog box
240
27.10.2
Settings tab
240
27.10.3
Cameras tab
241
27.10.4
Inputs tab
241
27.10.5
Relays tab
241
27.11
Matrix Switches page
241
27.11.1
Connection page
241
27.11.2
Cameras page
242
27.11.3
Outputs page
242
27.11.4
Inputs page
243
27.12
Workstation page
243
27.12.1
Settings page
243
27.12.2
Assigned Analog Monitor Groups page
245
27.13
Decoders page
245
27.13.1
Add Encoder / Add Decoder dialog box
246
27.13.2
Edit Encoder / Edit Decoder dialog box
247
27.13.3
Enter password dialog box
249
27.14
Analog Monitor Groups page
250
27.14.1
Settings page
250
27.14.2
Advanced Configuration page
251
27.15
Monitor Wall page
252
27.15.1
Add Monitor Wall dialog box
253
27.16
Communication Devices page
253
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E-mail/SMTP Server dialog box
254
27.16.2
Add SMS Device dialog box
254
27.16.3
SMTP Server page
254
27.16.4
Send Test E-mail dialog box
255
27.16.5
GSM Settings / SMSC Settings page
256
27.17
ATM/POS page
256
27.17.1
Add Bosch ATM/POS-Bridge dialog box
257
27.17.2
Bosch ATM/POS-Bridge page
257
27.17.3
Inputs page
258
27.17.4
DTP Settings page
258
27.17.5
ATM Settings page
258
27.18
Foyer Card Readers
259
27.18.1
Add Foyer Card Reader dialog box
259
27.18.2
Settings for Foyer Card Reader page
259
27.19
Virtual Inputs page
260
27.19.1
Add Virtual Inputs dialog box
260
27.20
SNMP page
261
27.20.1
Add SNMP dialog box
261
27.20.2
SNMP Trap Receiver page
261
27.20.3
SNMP Trap Logger dialog box
262
27.21
Assign Keyboard page
262
27.22
I/O Modules page
263
27.22.1
ADAM page
263
27.22.2
Inputs page
264
27.22.3
Relays page
264
27.23
Allegiant CCL Emulation page
264
27.24
Mobile Video Service page
265
27.24.1
Add Mobile Video Service dialog box
265
27.25
Intrusion panels page
265
27.25.1
Add Intrusion Panel dialog box
266
27.25.2
Settings page
266
27.26
Video Analytics Settings page
266
27.26.1
Add Video Analytics Device dialog box
267
27.27
Bosch VMS Scan Wizard
267
27.28
VRM Devices page
269
27.28.1
Add VRM dialog box
270
27.28.2
Add Failover VRM dialog box
271
27.29
VRM Settings page
271
27.29.1
SNMP page
271
27.29.2
Accounts page
271
27.29.3
Advanced page
272
27.30
Pool page
272
27.30.1
Add Encoder / Add Decoder dialog box
273
27.30.2
Edit Encoder / Edit Decoder dialog box
274
27.30.3
Change Pool for dialog box
276
27.30.4
Add Video Streaming Gateway dialog box
277
27.31
iSCSI device page
277
27.31.1
Add iSCSI Device dialog box
278
27.31.2
Add DSA E-Series Device dialog box
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27.31.3
Load Balancing dialog box
279
27.31.4
Basic Configuration page
279
27.31.5
iqn-Mapper dialog box
280
27.31.6
LUNs page
281
27.31.7
Add LUN dialog box
281
27.32
Video Streaming Gateway device page
282
27.32.1
Multicast tab (Video Streaming Gateway)
282
27.32.2
Advanced tab (Video Streaming Gateway)
282
27.32.3
Add Bosch Encoder dialog box
283
27.32.4
Add ONVIF Encoder dialog box
284
27.32.5
Add JPEG Camera dialog box
285
27.32.6
Add RTSP Encoder dialog box
286
27.33
Live Only page
286
27.34
Local Storage page
287
27.35
Unmanaged Sites page
287
27.35.1
Add Unmanaged Site dialog box
287
27.35.2
Unmanaged Site page
287
27.35.3
Add Unmanaged Network Device dialog box
288
27.35.4
Unmanaged Network Device page
288
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Bosch Encoder / Decoder page
290
28.1
Enter password dialog box
290
28.2
Unit Access page
291
28.2.1
Identification / Camera identification
291
28.2.2
Camera name
292
28.2.3
Version information
292
28.3
Date/Time page
292
28.4
Installer / Initialization menu
293
28.4.1
Application variant
293
28.4.2
Base frame rate
293
28.4.3
Camera LED
293
28.4.4
Mirror image
293
28.4.5
Flip image
293
28.4.6
Menu button
293
28.4.7
Heater
293
28.4.8
Reboot device
293
28.4.9
Factory defaults
293
28.4.10
Lens Wizard
293
28.5
Privacy Masks page
293
28.6
Recording Management page
294
28.7
Recording preferences page
294
28.8
Video Input page
295
28.9
Picture settings - Scene mode
296
28.9.1
Current mode
296
28.9.2
Mode ID
296
28.9.3
Copy mode to
296
28.9.4
Restore Mode Defaults
296
28.9.5
Scene mode factory defaults
297
28.9.6
Scene mode factory defaults
297
28.9.7
Scene mode factory defaults
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Picture settings - Color
298
28.10.1
White balance
298
28.10.2
White balance
299
28.10.3
White balance
299
28.10.4
White balance
300
28.11
Picture settings - ALC
301
28.11.1
ALC mode
301
28.11.2
ALC level
301
28.11.3
Saturation (av-pk)
301
28.11.4
Exposure/frame rate
301
28.11.5
Day/night
301
28.12
Encoder Regions page
302
28.13
Camera page
302
28.13.1
ALC
304
28.13.2
Scene mode
305
28.13.3
Scene Mode Scheduler
305
28.13.4
WDR
306
28.13.5
Sharpness level
306
28.13.6
Backlight Compensation
306
28.13.7
Contrast enhancement
306
28.13.8
Intelligent DNR
307
28.13.9
Intelligent defog
307
28.14
Lens page
307
28.14.1
Focus
307
28.14.2
Iris
307
28.14.3
Zoom
308
28.15
PTZ page
308
28.16
Prepositions and Tours page
308
28.17
Sectors page
309
28.18
Misc page
309
28.19
Logs page
309
28.20
Audio page
309
28.21
Relay page
310
28.22
Periphery page
311
28.22.1
COM1
311
28.23
VCA page
311
28.23.1
Motion detector (MOTION+ only)
312
28.23.2
Select Area dialog box
313
28.23.3
Tamper detection
314
28.24
Network Access page
315
28.24.1
JPEG posting
317
28.24.2
FTP server
317
28.25
DynDNS
317
28.25.1
Enable DynDNS
317
28.25.2
Provider
318
28.25.3
Host name
318
28.25.4
User name
318
28.25.5
Password
318
28.25.6
Force registration now
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Status
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28.26
Network Management
318
28.26.1
SNMP
318
28.26.2
UPnP
318
28.26.3
Quality of Service
319
28.27
Advanced page
319
28.27.1
SNMP
319
28.27.2
802.1x
319
28.27.3
RTSP
319
28.27.4
UPnP
319
28.27.5
TCP metadata input
320
28.28
Multicast page
320
28.29
Accounts
321
28.30
IP v4 Filter
321
28.31
Licenses page
321
28.32
Certificates page
321
28.33
Maintenance page
322
28.34
Decoder page
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28.34.1
Decoder profile
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28.34.2
Monitor display
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ONVIF page
324
29.1
ONVIF Encoder page
324
29.2
ONVIF Encoder Events page
325
29.2.1
Add / Rename ONVIF Mapping Table dialog box
326
29.2.2
Import Mapping Table dialog box
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29.3
ONVIF Configuration page
327
29.3.1
Unit Access
328
29.3.2
Date / Time
328
29.3.3
User Management
329
29.3.4
Video Encoder Profile page
330
29.3.5
Audio Encoder Profile
332
29.3.6
Imaging General
333
29.3.7
Backlight Compensation
333
29.3.8
Exposure
334
29.3.9
Focus
335
29.3.10
Wide Dynamic Range
336
29.3.11
White balance
336
29.3.12
Network Access
337
29.3.13
Scopes
339
29.3.14
Relays
340
29.4
ONVIF Event Source page
340
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Maps and Structure page
342
30.1
Resource Manager dialog box
343
30.2
Select Resource dialog box
343
30.3
Sequence Builder dialog box
344
30.4
Add Sequence dialog box
345
30.5
Add Sequence Step dialog box
345
30.6
Add URL dialog box
345
30.7
Select Map for Link dialog box
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Malfunction Relay dialog box
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30.9
Link to External Application dialog box
346
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Schedules page
348
31.1
Recording Schedules page
348
31.2
Task Schedules page
349
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Cameras and Recording page
350
32.1
Cameras page
350
32.2
Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box (only VRM and Local Storage)
353
32.3
Recording settings pages (NVR only)
355
32.4
Stream Quality Settings dialog box
356
32.5
PTZ/ROI Settings dialog box
357
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Events page
359
33.1
Debounce Settings tab
360
33.2
Settings tab for advanced map display
360
33.3
Settings tab for event configuration
361
33.4
Command Script Editor dialog box
361
33.5
Create Compound Event / Edit Compound Event dialog box
362
33.6
Select Script Language dialog box
362
33.7
Edit Priorities of Event Type dialog box
363
33.8
Select Devices dialog box
363
33.9
Text Data Recording dialog box
363
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Alarms page
364
34.1
Alarm Settings dialog box
365
34.2
Select Image Pane Content dialog box
365
34.3
Select Resource dialog box
366
34.4
Alarm Options dialog box
366
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User Groups page
370
35.1
New User Group/Enterprise Account dialog box
371
35.2
User Group Properties page
372
35.3
User Properties page
373
35.4
Add New Dual Authorization Group dialog box
374
35.5
Logon Pair Properties page
374
35.6
Select User Groups dialog box
375
35.7
Camera Permissions page
375
35.8
Control Priorities
376
35.9
Copy User Group Permissions dialog box
377
35.10
Decoder Permissions page
377
35.11
Events and Alarms page
378
35.12
LDAP Server Settings dialog box
378
35.13
Credentials page
380
35.14
Logical Tree page
381
35.15
Operator Features page
381
35.16
Priorities page
384
35.17
User Interface page
384
35.18
Server Access page
385
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Troubleshooting
387
36.1
Configuring the desired language in Windows
389
36.2
Reestablishing the connection to a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
389
36.3
Reducing the number of Allegiant cameras
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36.4
Used ports
390
36.5
Enabling logging for ONVIF events
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Glossary
Index
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Using the Help
To find out more about how to do something in Bosch VMS, access the online Help using any
of the following methods.
To use the Contents, Index, or Search:
4
On the Help menu, click Help. Use the buttons and links to navigate.
To get help on a window or dialog:
4
On the toolbar, click
.
OR
4
1.1
Press F1 for help on any program window or dialog.
Finding information
You can find information in the Help in several ways.
To find information in the Online Help:
1.
On the Help menu, click Help.
2.
If the left-hand pane is not visible, click the Show button.
3.
In the Help window, do the following:
Click:
To:
Contents
Display the table of contents for the Online Help. Click each book to
display pages that link to topics, and click each page to display the
corresponding topic in the right-hand pane.
Index
Search for specific words or phrases or select from a list of index
keywords. Double-click the keyword to display the corresponding topic
in the right-hand pane.
Search
Locate words or phrases within the content of your topics. Type the
word or phrase in the text field, press ENTER, and select the topic you
want from the list of topics.
Texts of the user interface are marked bold.
4
The arrow invites you to click on the underlined text or to click an item in the application.
Related Topics
4
Click to display a topic with information on the application window you currently use.
This topic provides information on the application window controls.
Concepts, page 23 provides background information on selected issues.
Caution!
Medium risk (without safety alert symbol): Indicates a potentially hazardous situation.
If not avoided, this may result in property damage or risk of damage to the unit.
Cautionary messages should be heeded to help you avoid data loss or damaging the system.
Notice!
This symbol indicates information or a company policy that relates directly or indirectly to the
safety of personnel or protection of property.
1.2
Printing the Help
While using the Online Help, you can print topics and information right from the browser
window.
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To print a Help topic:
1.
Right-click in the right pane and select Print.
The Print dialog box opens.
2.
Click Print. The topic is printed to the specified printer.
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Introduction
Click the link to access the Open Source Software licenses used by Bosch VMS and the Mobile
App:
http://www.boschsecurity.com/oss/
1
Menu bar
Allows you to select a menu command.
2
Toolbar
Displays the available buttons. Point to an icon to
display a tooltip.
3
Playback controls
Allows you to control instant playback or a camera
sequence or alarm sequence.
4
Performance meter
Displays the CPU usage and the memory usage.
5
Time zone selector
Select an entry for the time zone to be displayed in
most time related fields.
Only available if at least one Management Server or
unmanaged site in the Logical Tree is located in
another time zone as your Operator Client.
6
Controls for Image panes
Allows you to select the required number of Image
panes and to close all Image panes.
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Displays the Image panes. Allows you to arrange the
Image panes.
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Image pane
Displays a camera, a map, an image, a document
(HTML file).
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Displays all alarms that the system generates.
Allows you to accept or clear an alarm or to start a
Alarm List window
workflow, for example, by sending an E-mail to a
maintenance person.
The Alarm List is not being displayed, when the
connection to the Management Server is lost.
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Displays the configured analog monitor groups.
Allows you to switch to the next or previous analog
Monitors window
(only available if at least one
monitor group if available.
Note:
analog monitor group has been The Monitors tab is not visible if your Operator Client
is connected to more than one Management Server.
configured)
Allows you to control a PTZ camera.
PTZ Control window
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Displays the devices your user group has access to.
Allows you to select a device for assigning it to an
Logical Tree window
Image pane.
Allows you to organize the devices of the Logical Tree
as required.
Favorites Tree
window
Allows to manage bookmarks.
Bookmarks window
Displays a site map. Allows you to drag the map to
display a particular section of the map.
Map window
If activated, a map is displayed automatically for each
camera displayed in an Image pane. In this case, the
camera must be configured on a map.
This manual guides you through the basic steps of the configuration and operation with
Bosch VMS.
For detailed help and step-by-step instructions read the Configuration Manual and the User
Manual or use the Online Help.
Bosch VMS integrates digital video, audio and data across any IP network.
The system consists of the following software modules:
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Management Server
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VRM recording (Video Recording Manager)
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Operator Client (VRM recording / DiBos DVRs / iSCSI recording / VIDOS NVRs / local
recording)
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To achieve a running system, you must perform the following tasks:
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Install services (Management Server and VRM)
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Install Operator Client and Configuration Client
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Connect to network
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Connect devices to network
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Basic configuration:
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Add devices (e.g. by device scan)
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Build logical structure
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Configure schedules, cameras, events, and alarms
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Configure user groups
Bosch VMS Archive Player displays exported recordings.
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System overview
If you plan to install and configure Bosch VMS, participate in a system training on Bosch VMS.
Refer to the Release Notes of the current Bosch VMS version for supported versions of
firmware and hardware and other important information.
See data sheets on Bosch workstations and servers for information on computers where
Bosch VMS can be installed.
The Bosch VMS software modules can optionally be installed on one PC.
Important components
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Management Server (selectable in Setup): Stream management, alarm management,
priority management, Management logbook, user management, device state management.
Additional Enterprise System license: Managing Enterprise User Groups and Enterprise
Accounts.
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Config Wizard: Easy and fast setup of a recording system.
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Configuration Client (selectable in Setup): System configuration and administration for
Operator Client.
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Operator Client (selectable in Setup): Live monitoring, storage retrieval and playback,
alarm and accessing multiple Management Server computers simultaneously.
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Video Recording Manager (selectable in Setup): Distributing storage capacities on iSCSI
devices to the encoders, while handling load balancing between multiple iSCSI devices.
Streaming playback video and audio data from iSCSI to Operator Clients.
–
Mobile Video Service (selectable in Setup): Provides a transcoding service that
transcodes the live and recorded video stream from a camera configured in Bosch VMS to
the available network bandwidth. This service enables video clients like an iPhone or a
Web client to receive transcoded streams, for example for unreliable network
connections with limited bandwidth.
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Web Client: You can access live and playback videos via Web browser.
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Mobile App: You can use the Mobile App on iPhone or iPad to access live and playback
video.
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Bosch Video Streaming Gateway (selectable in Setup): Provides the integration of 3rd
party cameras and NVR-like recording, e.g. in low-bandwidth networks.
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Cameo SDK (selectable in Setup): The Cameo SDK is used to embed Bosch VMS live and
playback Image panes to your external third-party application. The Image panes follow the
Bosch VMS based user permissions.
The Cameo SDK provides a subset of the Bosch VMS Operator Client functionalities that
enables you to create applications similar to the Operator Client.
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Client Enterprise SDK: The Client Enterprise SDK is meant to control and monitor the
behaviour of Operator Client of an Enterprise System by external applications. The SDK
allows to browse devices that are accessible by the running, connected Operator Client
and to control some UI functionalities.
–
Client SDK / Server SDK: The Server SDK is used to control and monitor the Management
Server by scripts and external applications. You can use those interfaces with a valid
administrator account.
The Client SDK is used to control and monitor the Operator Client by external
applications and scripts (part of the related server configuration).
3.1
Hardware requirements
See the data sheet for Bosch VMS. Data sheets for platform PCs are also available.
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Software requirements
See the data sheet for Bosch VMS.
Bosch VMS must not be installed on a computer where you want to install Bosch VMS Archive
Player.
3.3
License requirements
See the data sheet for Bosch VMS for the available licenses.
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Concepts
This chapter provides background information on selected issues.
4.1
Recording settings
Recording settings in Bosch VMS consist of basic settings (non-scheduled) and scheduled
recording settings.
Use the basic settings for the initial configuration of streams.
Use the scheduled recording settings for assigning these streams to different use-cases, such
as continuous recording, pre-alarm recording, or alarm recording. The recording settings are
arranged in the Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box accessible on the Cameras and
Recording page.
4.1.1
Basic stream settings (schedule-independent)
You can configure different codec profiles in the Cameras and Recording page of
Configuration Client.
Codecs and HD resolution
Codecs are part of the basic stream settings. Bosch VMS gives you default settings for all
codecs and qualities. You can change these settings.
It depends on the camera device type which codec you can select.
4.1.2
Stream assignment for Live
You can assign either stream 1 or stream 2 for Live. The quality and codec of the basic stream
settings are used.
4.1.3
Scheduled Recording Settings
To display the Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box, click Edit scheduled recording
settings in the toolbar of the Cameras and Recording page.
Cameras are typically grouped by location and/or schedule (e.g. Alarm Recording Night and
Weekend), and not by technical differences between camera models.
You can map these groups as templates in the Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box. You
perform all recording configurations in this dialog box.
Continuous, Alarm Recording is the default setting for a camera that is added to Bosch VMS.
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In the dialog you configure for a device family and a schedule which stream for the selected
recording mode is to be used. Usually you should not configure the quality for devices of
Device Family 2 or Device Family 3 in this dialog box. Select the quality for each camera
individually in the Recording Table. The quality settings of the dialog are only active for
Secondary Recording, when on the stream no Primary Recording is active. For Device Family 1
we recommend configuring a quality setting in the dialog, not in the Recording Table.
In the Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box, you configure the recording settings of the
devices. Bosch VMS displays pre-defined recording settings (templates). You can modify these
templates to your needs or you can add templates.
You can configure the recording settings per device family independently per schedule.
Possible recording settings are:
Device Family 1
Device Family 2
Device Family 3
Recording Settings
Recording
On / Off (setting valid for all device families)
Continuous or Pre-alarm Recording
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Device Family 2
Device Family 3
Continuous
Continuous
Continuous
Pre-alarm
Pre-alarm
Pre-alarm
Stream1
Stream1
Stream1
Stream2
Stream2
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I-frame only (from Stream1)
Quality
No modification
No modification
No modification
Pre-defined / user-defined
(recommended)
(recommended)
qualities (recommended)
Pre-defined / user-defined
Pre-defined / user-defined
qualities
qualities
Duration (Pre-
10s - 3h
10s - 3h
10s - 3h
alarm)
For pre-alarm recording of
For pre-alarm recording of
For pre-alarm recording of less
less than 10 seconds the
less than 10 seconds the
than 10 seconds the RAM of
RAM of the camera is used.
RAM of the camera is used.
the camera is used.
On / Off (setting valid for all
On / Off (setting valid for all
On / Off (setting valid for all
device families)
device families)
device families)
On / Off (setting valid for all
On / Off (setting valid for all
On / Off (setting valid for all
device families)
device families)
device families)
Stream 1
Stream 1
Stream 1
Stream 2
Stream 2
Alarm Recording
Alarm Recording
Motion Alarm
Stream
I-frame only (from Stream1)
Quality
Duration (Post-
Good
No modification
No modification
(recommended)
(recommended)
(recommended)
Pre-defined / user-defined
Pre-defined / user-defined
Pre-defined / user-defined
qualities
qualities
qualities
1s - 3h
1s - 3h
1s - 3h
alarm)
Enter a descriptive name for your configuration which is then displayed in the Available
Recording Settings list.
You can select all configured recording settings in the Recording - Setting column. Assign one
recording setting per camera. You can copy and paste one setting to all cameras for fast
configuration.
Changing qualities in schedules
You can configure stream qualities per recording schedule. Depending on the used device
family, you can modify the quality properties.
Device Family 1
Device Family 2 or Device Family 3
Streams
Alarm Recording
You can change recording qualities (incl.
You can modify the existing stream with the
resolution change) for alarm recording.
settings of another stream quality. But only the
Image encoding interval value and the Target bit
rate [Kbps] value are modified. Other settings
like the resolution are not modified.
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Device Family 1
Device Family 2 or Device Family 3
Notes
For the XFM4 platform possible
Possible recording gaps can be up to 12 frames,
recording gaps can be up to 4 frames,
with 1 IPS up to 12 seconds on schedule change
133/160ms (NTSC/PAL) on alarm
if active recording quality differs from old to new
recording and schedule change if active
schedule.
recording quality differs.
Examples
Stream 2 is selected for normal recording and
configured with Normal quality. For an alarm, the
Excellent quality is selected. When an alarm
occurs, all settings of the Normal quality are
used except the Image encoding interval value
and the Target bit rate [Kbps] value which are
modified with the values of Excellent.
4.2
Config Wizard
Intended use for Config Wizard is the quick and easy configuration of a smaller system. Config
Wizard helps you to achieve a configured system including VRM, iSCSI system, Mobile Video
Service, cameras, recording profiles and user groups.
You must add iSCSI systems manually on a standard software installation.
User groups and their permissions are configured automatically. You can add or remove users
and set passwords.
Config Wizard can access Management Server only on the local computer.
You can save an activated configuration for backup purposes and import this configuration
later. You can change this imported configuration after import.
Config Wizard adds the local VRM automatically both on a standard software installation and
on DIVAR IP 3000 and DIVAR IP 7000.
On a DIVAR IP 3000 and on a DIVAR IP 7000 the local iSCSI device is also added automatically
if not already available.
On a DIVAR IP 3000 and on a DIVAR IP 7000, a local Mobile Video Service is added
automatically if not already available.
Notice!
If you want to use decoders in your system, make sure that all encoders use the same
password for the user authorization level.
See also
–
4.3
Using Config Wizard, page 87
Enterprise System
The target of a Bosch VMS Enterprise System is to enable a user of Operator Client to
simultaneously access multiple Management Servers.
See also
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Creating an Enterprise System , page 108
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Configuring the Server List for Enterprise System, page 109
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Configuring users, permissions and Enterprise Access, page 208
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Accessing the system, page 97
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Scenarios
The following three scenarios are covered.
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Scenario 1: A dedicated server plays the role of Enterprise Management Server. This
server has the only task to manage the simultaneous access of an Operator Client
workstation to multiple Management Servers.
An Operator Client workstation logs on to Enterprise Management Server. After successful
logon the user of Operator Client has access to the devices of all configured
Management Servers according to the permissions in his Enterprise User Group.
Figure 4.1: Enterprise Scenario 1
Management Server
Operator Client
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Enterprise Management Server
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Scenario 2: Combination of Enterprise Management Server and Management Server role.
In this case the own Management Server must also be part of the Enterprise Management
Server configuration.
Figure 4.2: Enterprise Scenario 2
Management Server / Enterprise Management Server
/
Operator Client
Configuration Client
IP camera / encoder
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Scenario 3: The classic client-server architecture remains supported.
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Figure 4.3: Classic Scenario 3
Management Server
Operator Client
Configuration Client
IP camera / encoder
4.3.2
Permissions
Permissions on an Enterprise System
For an Enterprise System you configure the following permissions:
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Operating permissions of Operator Client defining the user interface for operating in the
Enterprise System, for example the user interface of the alarm monitor.
Use an Enterprise User Group. Configure it on the Enterprise Management Server.
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Device permissions that should be available for operating in an Enterprise Management
Server are defined on each Management Server.
Use Enterprise Accounts. Configure it on each Management Server.
Permissions on a single Management Server
For managing the access to one of the Management Servers, use the standard user group. You
configure all permissions on this Management Server in this user group.
You can configure dual authorization user groups for standard user groups and for Enterprise
User Groups.
4.3.3
Types of user groups
Type
User group
Enterprise User
Contains
Users
Users
Group
Available configuration
Where do you
settings
configure?
–
–
Operating and device
Management
permissions
Server
–
Operating permissions –
Enterprise
–
Per Management
Management
Server: Name of the
Server
corresponding
Enterprise Access
Accounts with logon
credentials
Enterprise Account -
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Device permissions
–
Account password
User groups
–
See user groups
–
See user groups
Enterprise dual
Enterprise User
–
See Enterprise User
–
See Enterprise
authorization
Groups
Dual authorization
–
Management
Server
user group
4.3.4
Groups
User Groups
Licensing
Bosch VMS Enterprise (MBV-BENT) version license is required at each Enterprise Management
Server to enable the feature.
For each Management Server assigned to one or more Enterprise User Groups, 1 license
(MBV-XSUB) is required.
To update an existing MBV-BPRO Base license to an Enterprise System, you need an
Enterprise Upgrade license (MBV-FEUP).
Each Workstation connecting to an Enterprise Management Server requests one MBV-XWST
that is licensed at Enterprise Management Server. No additional MBV-XWST license is required
on each Management Server if accessed via Enterprise Management Server.
4.4
Unmanaged site
Operator Client
The user of Operator Client of system A can connect to another system B. System B is called
unmanaged site, indicated by
. The user can for example perform the following tasks on
the video network devices of system B:
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Display live and playback.
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Export video.
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Delete video.
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Protect and unprotect video.
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Create and print a snapshot.
The user of Operator Client can switch the time zone if an unmanaged site is configured to be
located in another time zone.
Configuration Client
In the Device Tree of Configuration Client of Bosch VMS A, you can add the network devices of
system B to an unmanaged site item.
You can add the following device types as system B:
–
DVR
–
DIVAR IP 3000/7000
–
Bosch VMS
You can add an unmanaged site to the Logical Tree multiple times, for example to folders
configured as maps.
If port mapping is enabled in the remote access settings of system B then the public network
address can also be used in the settings of the unmanaged network device configured in
system A.
You can configure the time zone of an unmanaged site. This is useful when a user of
Operator Client wants to access an unmanaged site using a computer with Operator Client
located in another time zone than this unmanaged site.
Credentials for an unmanaged site
When adding a network device to an unmanaged site, you must type in the IP address and
select the correct device type of this network device. It is optional to enter credentials for this
network device. IP address and the credentials are not checked from within
Configuration Client.
When the user of Operator Client connects to an unmanaged site, the credentials that were
entered in Configuration Client, are used for logon to the network devices of this unmanaged
site if available. If no credentials are available in the configuration, the credentials of the
current Operator Client logon are automatically used.
Security considerations
When a user of Operator Client in system A accesses system B via unmanaged site access,
keep the following security related considerations in mind:
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All user actions on cameras of system B performed in system A, are not logged on both
the systems.
–
Operator Client of system A does not enforce the operating permissions configured in
system B.
–
Operator Client of system A enforces the device permissions configured in system B.
–
If an administrator of system A knows a valid user account of system B, system B cannot
prevent system A from connecting to system B as an unmanaged network device.
Limitations
For supported video network devices and limitations, see the Bosch VMS datasheet.
See also
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4.4.1
Adding an unmanaged site, page 123
Structure of CSV file for importing unmanaged sites
You can prepare a CSV file for importing unmanaged sites in Bosch VMS.
The list separator that is configured in the Regional Settings of your Operating System, is used
as separator for the CSV file.
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The computer where you edit the CSV file must have the same regional settings as the
computer running Configuration Client.
To change the list separator (Windows 7 as an example):
4
Click Start > Control Panel > Region and Language > Additional Settings > In the List
separator: list, select the desired character.
The definition headline in the CSV file at line 4 is mandatory.
All information above the definition headline is ignored during import.
The definition headline defines the mapping of the columns to the unmanaged sites in
Bosch VMS.
Possible values are listed in the following table.
Column title
Description
Site
Creates an unmanaged site. This is only allowed to appear
once per line.
ConnectionString
Creates a device by connecting to the specified URI.
User
The user name for authentication. This field can be empty.
Password
The password for authentication. This field can be empty.
TimeZone
The time zone of the Configuration Client computer. This field
can be empty. If you leave this field empty or omit it, the time
zone of the Configuration Client computer is used.
Please write down the exact string that you find here:
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Add
Unmanaged Network Device command > Add Unmanaged
Network Device dialog box > list
Below the definition headline, each line represents one device.
See also
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4.5
Importing unmanaged sites, page 123
Server Lookup
A single user of Configuration Client or Operator Client may want to connect to multiple
system access points sequentially. This access is called Server Lookup. System access points
can be Management Server or Enterprise Management Server.
Server Lookup supports you in locating system access points by their names or descriptions.
The user retrieves the list of system access points during logon. He needs to connect to the
server hosting the configuration with Server List / Address Book.
When a user of Operator Client logs on using Server Lookup in offline state, the Server List of
the last successful logon is displayed. Offline state here means that the Operator Client
workstation does not have a network connection to the server containing the Server List.
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As of Bosch VMS 5.5:
A user of Operator Client can log on to a Management Server with another version. The
operator can display the Server List / Address Book of this server.
If the server has a newer version than the client, the client is updated automatically by Notouch deployment if the last successful connection of the client has been established to this
server before its upgrade.
You can add further columns in the Server List according to your requirements. The user then
has more search criteria to find a specific server in the Server Lookup dialog box. The added
columns are also visible on the Server Access page (Main window >
Enterprise User Group tab >
User Groups >
> Server Access tab).
The following image shows an example for Server Lookup in a multi system environment:
1
Multi system environment
Enterprise Management Server
2
Single server system
Management Server
3
Multi server system
Operator Client
4
System access point:
Configuration Client
Server on which logon request of
Operator Client or Configuration Client
is processed.
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When a client logs on to Enterprise Management Server, it is possible to get access to all
Management Servers of this Enterprise System simultaneously.
See also
4.5.1
–
Configuring Server Lookup , page 121
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Server List / Address Book page, page 234
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Using Server Lookup, page 98
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Exporting the Server List, page 122
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Importing a Server List, page 122
Server List
You can export or import a CSV file with a Server List and all configured properties. If you
import a CSV file with a Server List, all previously configured servers in the Server List /
Address Book page are overwritten with the servers in the CSV file. But if you import a server
with the name of an already configured server, the settings of the Server Access page are
retained (Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
>
Server Access tab).
When you edit the exported CSV file in Microsoft Excel, save the file as CSV file type
(Windows ANSI), not as Unicode file type. When using an external editor for editing the
exported CSV file, make sure that this editor can save your CSV file with Windows ANSI
character encoding or with UTF-8 (with BOM) character encoding. Windows ANSI encoding is
used for all Western European languages, UTF-8 is used for all other languages.
The list separator that is configured in the Regional Settings of your Operating System, is used
as separator for the CSV file.
The computer where you edit the CSV file must have the same regional settings as the
computer running Configuration Client.
To change the list separator (Windows 7 as an example):
4
Click Start > Control Panel > Region and Language > Additional Settings > In the List
separator: list, select the desired character.
4.6
Remote access
Caution!
To prevent unauthorized access to video data through the Internet, we strongly recommend
that you protect all users and devices in the system with an appropriate password.
Protect all levels of a camera / encoder (service / user / live) with a password.
Related Topics for changing passwords
–
User Properties page, page 373
–
Changing the password of an encoder / decoder, page 140
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Changing the password of a VRM device, page 133
The target of remote access in Bosch VMS is to connect different private networks to public
networks.
Multiple networks with private (local) network addresses can be accessed simultaneously or
sequentially by Operator Client computers via public interfaces (routers). Task of the router is
to translate the incoming public network traffic to the corresponding private network address.
The users of Operator Client can access Management Server or Enterprise Management Server
and their devices via remote access.
You cannot access the following devices/features via remote access:
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Playback of local storage
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ONVIF
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DiBos
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Direct iSCSI replay
The following image shows an example of remote access to Bosch VMS devices in a single
system:
1
Firewall
6
IP camera / encoder
2
Router
7
Enterprise Management Server
3
Management Server
8
Decoder
4
Operator Client
9
DynDNS Server
5
Configuration Client
10
World Wide Web
A
Remote network
B
Local network
The following image shows an example of remote access from private network with Enterprise
System to remote Bosch VMS systems:
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Router
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Enterprise Management Server
Port forwarding
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Enterprise server list
Management Server
8
Decoder
9
DynDNS Server
Port mapping
4
Operator Client
Logon to
5
Dynamic naming
Configuration Client
10
World Wide Web
Logon to
To enable the remote access of an Operator Client to devices in a remote network, each
device is assigned a public port number in addition to the public network address of the
router. For access, Operator Client uses this public port number together with the public
network address. In the private network the incoming traffic for the public port number is
forwarded to the private network address and port number of the corresponding device.
You configure the port mapping in Configuration Client for use by Operator Client.
Notice!
Additionally the network administrator must configure the port forwarding on the router of
the private network. The network administrator must ensure that remote access via these
ports is running outside of Bosch VMS environment.
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See also
4.7
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Configuring remote access, page 98
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Remote Access Settings dialog box, page 230
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Port Mapping Table dialog box, page 231
iSCSI storage pool
As of VRM v.3.0, iSCSI storage pools are introduced. A storage pool is a container for one or
more iSCSI storage systems that share the same load balancing properties. The encoders / IP
cameras that are assigned to a storage pool, are recorded with these common load balancing
settings.
A storage pool can be used to have a logical mapping of the network topology to the VRM, for
example if you have two buildings, both containing storage and devices, you want to avoid
routing the network traffic from one building to the other.
Storage pools can also be used to group cameras and storage systems by an important aspect
of view. For example a system contains of some very important cameras and a lot of less
important ones. In this case it is possible to group them into two storage pools, one with a lot
of redundancy features and one with less redundancy.
You can configure the following load balancing properties for a storage pool:
–
Recording preferences (Automatic or Failover)
–
Secondary target usage
Secondary target is used in case of Failover mode if the assigned primary target fails. If
this option is turned off, the recording stops on all devices assigned to this failed primary
target.
In case of Automatic mode: if one target fails, VRM Server performs an automatic
reassign of the related devices to other storages. If VRM Server is down while a target
fails, the recording is stopped on the devices currently recording on the failed target.
–
Block reservation for downtime
–
Sanity check period
For each pool you can configure that this pool allows LUNs larger than 2 TB.
LUNs larger than 2 TB ("large LUNs") are not supported by the following devices:
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VRM devices earlier than 3.60
–
VSG devices with firmware version earlier than 6.30
–
Encoders with firmware version earlier than 6.30
Bosch VMS prevents you to perform the following procedures:
–
Add or move devices with firmware version earlier than 6.30 to a pool that allows large
LUNs.
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Add or move devices that are currently not connected to the network, to a pool that
allows large LUNs.
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Add or move an iSCSI device that contains large LUNs, to a pool that does not allow large
LUNs.
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Allow large LUNs on a pool that contains devices with firmware version earlier than 6.30.
–
Disable large LUNs on a pool with an iSCSI device that contains large LUNs.
Please move devices with firmware earlier than 6.30 to a pool that does not allow large LUNs.
If a Primary VRM has a pool that allows large LUNs, the corresponding Mirrored VRM inherits
this setting and you cannot select or clear the Allow LUNs larger than 2 TB checkbox on the
corresponding pool of the Mirrored VRM. If you have added an iSCSI device with large LUNs to
a Mirrored VRM, you cannot clear the Allow LUNs larger than 2 TB checkbox on the
corresponding pool of the Primary VRM.
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See also
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4.8
Pool page, page 272
Automated Network Replenishment (ANR)
Intended use
When a failure of the network or the central storage occurs, the ANR function ensures that the
encoder transmits the locally buffered recording of the missing time period to the central
storage after the failure is fixed.
The following graphic shows the transmission of video data after a network or storage failure
is fixed.
1 Video
5 IP network
2 Encoder
6 iSCSI target (central storage)
3 Write to buffer immediately
4 SD card (ring buffer)
Example: Work around network failure
If the network fails unexpectedly, the ANR function completes the central storage with the
locally buffered recording when the network is available again.
Example: Store video data when network is not available
A subway has no network connection to the central storage when located between stations.
Only during regular stops the buffered recording can be transmitted to the central storage.
Ensure that the time period that is required for transferring the buffered recording, does not
exceed the time period of a stop.
Example: ANR for alarm recording
The pre-alarm recording is stored locally. Only in case of an alarm, this pre-alarm recording is
transmitted to the central storage. If no alarm occurs, the obsolete pre-alarm recording is not
transmitted to the central storage and, hence, does not burden the network.
Limitations
Notice!
You cannot use playback from the local storage media when the passwords for `user` and
`live` are set on the encoder. Remove the passwords if required.
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The ANR function only works with VRM recording.
The ANR function does not work with an encoder for which a secure connection for live
display is configured.
You must have configured the storage media of an encoder to use the ANR function.
The encoder for which you configure the ANR function, must have firmware version 5.90 or
later. Not all encoder types support the ANR function.
You cannot use the ANR function with dual recording.
Your iSCSI storage system must be properly configured.
The following list contains the possible reasons if you cannot configure the ANR function:
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Encoder is not reachable (wrong IP address, network failure, etc.).
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Storage media of the encoder not available or read-only.
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Wrong firmware version.
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Encoder type does not support the ANR function.
–
Dual recording is active.
See also
4.9
–
Configuring an iSCSI device, page 130
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Configuring the storage media of an encoder, page 107
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Configuring the ANR function, page 194
Dual / failover recording
Intended use
A Primary VRM manages the normal recording of the cameras of your system. You use a
Secondary VRM to achieve dual recording of your cameras.
Dual recording allows you to record video data from the same camera to different locations.
Dual recording is usually performed with different stream settings and recording modes. As a
special case of dual recording you can configure mirrored recording: the same video signal is
recorded twice to different locations.
Dual recording is realized by using 2 VRM servers managing multiple iSCSI devices that can be
located at different locations.
A Secondary VRM can manage the secondary recording for multiple Primary VRMs.
The user can select between the recordings managed by the Primary VRM and those managed
by the Secondary VRM. For a single camera, the user can switch over to the recordings of the
Secondary / Primary VRM. The user can also display the recordings of the same camera
managed by Primary VRM and Secondary VRM simultaneously.
For dual recording, you must install a Secondary VRM during Setup.
A Failover VRM is used for continuing the recording of a failed Primary VRM or a failed
Secondary VRM computer.
The following graphic shows an example of a dual recording scenario:
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1 Site 1
Encoder
2 Central site
iSCSI storage device
3 Site 2
Control connection
Primary VRM
Video stream
Secondary VRM
Limitations
You cannot use dual recording together with ANR.
Cameo SDK only supports the playback of primary recording.
See also
4.10
–
Configuring dual recording in the Camera Table, page 194
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Adding a Primary VRM manually, page 126
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Adding a Secondary VRM manually, page 126
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Adding a Mirrored VRM manually, page 127
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Adding a Failover VRM manually, page 127
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Cameras page, page 350
VRM recording modes
This chapter shows graphics to illustrate the possible VRM recording modes.
List of possible VRM recording modes:
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Primary VRM recording
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Mirrored VRM recording
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Secondary VRM recording
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Failover VRM recording
For ANR recording, see chapter Automated Network Replenishment (ANR), page 39.
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Primary VRM
Control connection
iSCSI storage device
Video stream
Encoder
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iSCSI storage device
Control connection
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Video stream
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Secondary VRM
iSCSI storage device
Primary Failover VRM
Encoder
Secondary Failover VRM
Control connection
Video stream
Playback of VRM recording sources
The following graphics show Image panes with playback from all possible VRM recording
sources. Each graphic displays the storage device, the VRM instance (if available), and a
section of an Image pane as example of the playback. If applicable, the recording source is
indicated by an appropriate icon on the Image pane bar.
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Playback of single recording, page 44
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Playback of dual VRM recording, page 46
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Playback of Primary VRM recording with optional Failover VRM, page 47
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Playback of Secondary VRM recording with optional Failover VRM, page 49
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Automatic Network Replenishment, page 51
Playback of single recording
This Image pane is displayed when only a Primary VRM is configured. You cannot select
another recording source.
: If configured for this workstation, playback is provided directly by the iSCSI storage
device.
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iSCSI storage device
Primary VRM
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Playback of dual VRM recording
A Primary VRM and a Secondary VRM are configured. Click the recording source icon to
display primary or secondary playback.
If configured for this workstation, playback is provided directly by the iSCSI storage device.
iSCSI storage device
Primary VRM
Secondary VRM
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Playback of Primary VRM recording with optional Failover VRM
While the Primary VRM is working, it provides playback. The Failover VRM runs in idle state.
If configured for this workstation, playback is provided directly by the iSCSI storage device.
If a Secondary VRM or ANR recording is configured, you can switch the recording source.
When the Primary VRM is not connected, the configured Failover VRM provides playback.
Close the Image pane and display the camera again in an Image pane:
X
When the Primary VRM and the optional Primary Failover VRM are both not connected, the
encoder provides playback. Close the Image pane and display the camera again in an Image
pane:
X
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Primary VRM
Primary Failover VRM
Encoder
Encoder playback can only access a limited recording period.
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Playback of Secondary VRM recording with optional Failover VRM
While the Secondary VRM is working, it provides playback. The Failover VRM runs in idle state.
If configured for this workstation, playback is provided directly by the iSCSI storage device.
When the Secondary VRM is not connected, the configured Failover VRM provides playback.
Close the Image pane and display the camera again in an Image pane:
When the Secondary VRM and the optional Secondary Failover VRM are both not connected,
the encoder provides playback. Close the Image pane and drag the camera again to an Image
pane:
X
X
iSCSI storage device
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Secondary Failover VRM
Encoder
Encoder playback can only access a limited recording period.
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Automatic Network Replenishment
ANR is configured. Click the recording source icon to display primary playback (primary
failover playback, primary encoder playback) or ANR playback.
If configured for this workstation, playback is provided directly by the iSCSI storage device.
iSCSI storage device
Primary VRM
SD card
4.12
Alarm handling
Alarms can be individually configured to be handled by one or more user groups. When an
alarm occurs, it appears in the Alarm List of all users in the user groups configured to receive
that alarm. When any one of these users starts to work on the alarm, it disappears from the
Alarm List of all other users.
Alarms are displayed on a workstation’s alarm monitor and optionally on analog monitors. This
behavior is described in the following paragraphs.
Alarm flow
1.
An alarm occurs in the system.
2.
Alarm notifications appear in the Alarm Lists of all users configured for this alarm. Alarm
video is immediately displayed on configured monitors. If it is an automatically displayed
alarm (auto pop-up), the alarm video is also automatically displayed on the
Operator Client workstation’s alarm monitors.
If the alarm is configured as an auto-clear alarm, the alarm is removed from the Alarm List
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after the auto-clear time (configured in the Configuration Client).
On analog monitors, any quad views from VIP XDs are temporarily replaced by full-screen
displays.
3.
One of the users accepts the alarm. The alarm video is then displayed on this user's
workstation (if it is not already displayed via auto pop-up). The alarm is removed from all
other Alarm Lists and alarm video displays.
4.
The user who accepted the alarm invokes a workflow that can include reading an action
plan and entering comments. This step is optional - requirements for workflow can be
configured by the administrator.
5.
Finally, the user clears the alarm. This removes the alarm from his Alarm List and alarm
display.
On an analog monitor group, the monitors return to the cameras that were displayed
before the alarm occurred.
Alarm Image window
1.
To display alarm video, the Alarm Image window replaces the Live or Playback Image
window on the monitor that has been configured for alarm display.
2.
Each alarm gets a row of Image panes. Up to 5 Image panes can be associated with each
alarm. These Image panes can display live video, playback video, or maps.
On an analog monitor group, each alarm can call up cameras on a row of analog monitors.
The number of cameras in the row is limited by the number of columns in the analog
monitor group. Monitors in the row that are not used for alarm video can be configured to
either continue with their current display or to display a blank screen.
3.
Higher priority alarms are displayed above lower priority alarms on both analog monitor
rows and the Operator Client workstation display alarm rows.
4.
If the Alarm Image window is completely full of Alarm Image rows and an additional alarm
must be displayed, the lowest priority alarms "stack up" in the bottom row of the Alarm
Image window. You can step through the stacked alarms with the controls at the left side
of the alarm row.
You can step through the alarm stacks on analog monitor groups with control buttons in
the Monitors window of the Operator Client workstation display. Analog monitors in
alarm are indicated by red icons with blinking "LEDs".
The alarm title, time, and date can be optionally be displayed on all analog monitors, or
only the first monitor in the alarm row.
5.
For equal priority alarms, the administrator can configure the order behavior:
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Last-in-First-out (LIFO) mode: in this configuration, new alarms are inserted above
older alarms of the same priority.
–
First-in-First-out (FIFO) mode; in this configuration, new alarms are inserted below
older alarms of the same priority.
6.
An alarm's Image row can appear in the Alarm Image window in one of two ways:
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When it is generated (auto pop-up). This occurs when the alarm priority is higher
than display priority.
–
When the alarm is accepted. This occurs when the alarm priority is lower than
display priority.
Auto pop-up alarms
Alarms can be configured to automatically display (pop up) in the Alarm Image window, based
on the alarm priority. Each user group's live and playback displays are also assigned priorities.
When alarms are received with priority higher than that of the user's display, the alarm
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automatically displays its alarm row in the Alarm Image window. If the Alarm Image window is
not currently displayed, it automatically replaces the Live or Playback Image window on the
alarm-enabled monitor.
Although auto pop-up alarms are displayed in the Alarm Image window, they are not
automatically accepted. They can be displayed on multiple users' displays simultaneously.
When a user accepts an auto pop-up alarm, it is removed from all other users Alarm Lists and
alarm displays.
See also
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4.13
Configuring the pre- and post-alarm duration for an alarm, page 202
DVR devices
This chapter gives background information on the DVR devices that you can integrate in
Bosch VMS.
Some DVR models (e.g. DHR-700) support recording from encoders / IP cameras. Other DVR
models support only analog cameras.
An encoder / IP camera should not be integrated into the configuration of two video systems
(DVRs or video management systems).
If encoders / IP cameras are connected to a DVR which is already integrated in Bosch VMS,
these encoders / IP cameras are not detected by the Bosch VMS network device scan. This
holds true for the network scan started from within Configuration Client or started from
within Config Wizard.
If a DVR with connected encoders / IP cameras is integrated in Bosch VMS and these
encoders / IP cameras are already added to Bosch VMS, a warning is displayed. Remove these
encoders / IP cameras from the DVR or from Bosch VMS.
Config Wizard does not add DVR devices with conflicting IP cameras to the configuration.
DVR devices support a limited number of simultaneous connections. This number defines the
maximum number of Operator Client users that can simultaneously display videos from this
DVR without black Image panes being displayed.
Caution!
!
Add the DVR using the administrator account of the device. Using a DVR user account with
restricted permissions can result in features that are not usable in Bosch VMS, for example
using the control of a PTZ camera.
DIVAR AN 3000/5000: When you delete video data from the DVR, please note that you always
delete at least the full hour of video data. For example if you select a time period from 6:50 to
7:05, you will effectively delete the video data from 6:00 through 8:00.
Bosch 700 Series Hybrid and Network HD Recorders: Deletion always starts with the
beginning of the recordings of all cameras that are displayed in Operator Client, and ends with
the point in time that you enter.
See also
–
DVR (Digital Video Recorder) page, page 240
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Configuring the integration of a DVR, page 161
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Mobile Video Service
Mobile Video Service is transcoding video streams from the source to the available bandwidth
of connected clients. The interfaces of the Mobile Video Service are designed to support
clients on multiple platforms, for example Mobile devices (IOS; iPad, iPhone) and Windows
Internet Explorer HTML client.
Mobile Video Service is based on Microsoft Internet Information Service.
One mobile service may serve several clients synchronously.
For limits refer to data sheet and the Technical Note Mobile Video Service available in the
Online Product Catalog for Bosch VMS.
Internet Information Service
Configure the settings for Internet Information Service on the computer where you plan to
install MVS for Bosch VMS.
Installation notes
You cannot add Mobile Video Service (MVS) in Configuration Client when the time between
the Configuration Client computer and the Mobile Video Service computer is not
synchronized. Please ensure that the time is synchronized between the affected computers.
Install and configure Internet Information Service (IIS) before you install Mobile Video Service.
If IIS is not installed, Bosch VMS Setup to install Mobile Video Service aborts.
You select the Mobile Video Service component for installation during Bosch VMS Setup.
You cannot install VRM and Mobile Video Service on the same computer.
We recommend that you do not install Mobile Video Service on the same computer where you
install Management Server.
With Mobile App you can perform the following tasks:
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Displaying video
–
Live
–
Playback
–
Sending live video
–
Recording and sending recorded video
–
Alarm recording
–
Monitoring network and server
Related Topics
4.15
–
Adding a Mobile Video Service, page 167
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Mobile Video Service page, page 265
Adding Video IP devices from Bosch
As of Bosch VMS version 4.5.5 and firmware version 5.70 you can add all Video IP devices
from Bosch to your system. You use the <Auto Detect> selection for adding these devices. An
encoder that you add with the <Auto Detect> selection, must be available in the network. The
device capabilities of the encoder are retrieved and default stream qualities are applied.
Notice:
You cannot add a device with the <Auto Detect> selection to an NVR.
Related Topics
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Adding a device manually, page 155
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Updating the device capabilities, page 138
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Add Encoder / Add Decoder dialog box, page 246
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Region of Interest (ROI)
Intended use
Intended use of ROI is to save network bandwidth when zooming into a section of the camera
image with a fixed HD camera. This section behaves like a PTZ camera.
Functional description
The ROI feature is only available for stream 2.
Fixed HD cameras provide ROI streams with SD resolution.
When a TCP connection is used in Live Mode, the encoder adapts the encoding quality to the
network bandwidth. The best adapted quality never exceeds the configured quality of the
stream.
In addition to that the encoder streams only the area selected by the user (through zooming
and panning actions).
The usage of ROI has the following advantages:
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Decreased network bandwidth usage
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Decreased decoding performance required on the client
A user with a higher priority for PTZ control can take over the control of ROI and can change
the image section. The recording of stream 2 has the highest priority. This means that a
continuous recording of stream 2 makes the control of ROI impossible. If alarm recording of
stream 2 is configured, you cannot control ROI when an event occurs that triggers alarm
recording.
Limitations
You can use ROI only with fixed HD cameras.
You can use ROI only in Live Mode.
The ROI feature is available on the Nevada and A5 HW platform with firmware version 5.60 or
higher.
Enable TCP mode for this camera to adapt the network bandwidth. The encoder adapts the
encoding quality to the network bandwidth. Whenever a second client is requesting the same
stream (for example for recording), the bandwidth adaption is turned off.
Additionally the required performance of the decoding process on the client is decreased.
If stream 2 is configured to H.264 MP SD ROI on the Cameras and Recording page but not yet
set on the encoder, the PTZ control does not work. Activate the configuration to set this
property on the encoder.
See also
4.17
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Cameras page, page 350
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Camera Permissions page, page 375
Intelligent Tracking
Intended use
Intended use of Intelligent Tracking is to enable a camera to follow a selected object. You can
configure whether the selection of an object is automatically or manually. The camera can be a
PTZ camera or a fixed HD camera (only with ROI enabled).
The following 3 modes are available:
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Off: Intelligent Tracking is turned off.
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Auto: Intelligent Tracking turned on, the largest object is automatically selected for
tracking, recommended use: rarely moving objects in the image.
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Click: User selects object to be tracked.
After selecting the object to be tracked, a PTZ camera moves to follow the object until this
object leaves the visible area of the camera or the operator stops tracking.
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A fixed HD camera with the Intelligent Tracking feature enabled defines a surrounding region
close to the borders of the selected object and zooms into the image to display only the
region. Then the region is moved according to the movement of the object.
Limitations
Intelligent Tracking can only be used for Live operations. You cannot use Intelligent Tracking
later in recorded videos.
For a PTZ camera to be used for Intelligent Tracking , we recommend configuring to return to
a defined preposition after a longer period of inactivity. Otherwise it can happen that a PTZ
camera follows an automatically selected object and after the object having disappeared, the
PTZ camera shows an irrelevant image.
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Inactivity logoff
Intended use
Intended use of inactivity logoff is to protect an Operator Client or Configuration Client during
the absence of the operator or administrator.
You can configure per user group that Operator Client shall be logged off automatically after a
specified time period without activity.
For Configuration Client no user groups are available. The inactivity logoff setting is valid only
for the admin user.
All operations with keyboard, mouse and CCTV keyboard affect the specified time period for
inactivity logoff. Automatic activities of Operator Client do not affect the time period.
Automatic activities of Configuration Client like firmware upload or iSCSI setup prevent the
inactivity logoff.
You can also configure the inactivity logoff for a Bosch VMS Web Client.
Short before an inactivity logoff, a dialog box reminds the user to actively prevent the
inactivity logoff.
The Logbook records an occurred inactivity logoff.
Example
If a workstation is located in a public area, the inactivity logoff minimizes the risk that on an
unattended workstation Operator Client is accessed by an unauthorized person.
An administrator group member shall logoff automatically after inactivity but a desk officer
(operator group) might just watch video without operating the system and does not want an
inactivity logoff.
Limitations
Client SDK activity does not support the inactivity logoff, this means that the activity of
Client SDK does not affect the specified time period.
See also
4.19
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Options dialog box, page 229
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Operator Features page, page 381
Malfunction relay
Intended use
A malfunction relay is intended to switch in case of any severe system error to trigger an
external alert (strobe, siren, etc.).
The user must reset the relay manually.
The malfunction relay can be one from the following list:
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BVIP encoder or decoder relay
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Intrusion panel output
Example
If something happens that severely affects the system functioning (for example a hard disk
failure) or an incident occurs that endangers the security of a site (for example a failing
reference image check), the malfunction relay is activated. This can for example trigger an
audible alarm or can close doors automatically.
Functional description
You can configure a single relay to act as a malfunction relay. The malfunction relay gets
activated automatically when an event from a set of user-defined events is triggered.
Activation of a relay means that a command will be sent to the relay to close it. The
subsequent “Relay Closed” event is decoupled from the command and will only be generated
and received if the relay state is physically changed! For example a relay being closed before,
will not send this event.
Apart from being automatically triggered by the set of user-defined events, the malfunction
relay is treated like any other relay. Therefore, the user is able to deactivate the malfunction
relay in Operator Client. The Web Client also allows deactivating the malfunction relay.
Because the regular access permissions apply to the malfunction relay as well, all clients need
to consider the permissions of the logged-on user.
See also
4.20
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Adding a malfunction relay, page 182
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Malfunction Relay dialog box, page 346
Text data
Intended use
The operator can search for text data to find the corresponding recordings. The text data must
be stored in the Logbook.
Text data is delivered by systems like foyer card readers, automatic teller machines or virtual
inputs. Text data contains textual transaction data like account numbers and bank routing
codes.
Functional description
Text data of a device is recorded together with the corresponding video data.
Limitations
For searching recordings with text data, the text data must be configured to be stored in the
Logbook.
The encoder for which you configure the recording text data function, must have firmware
version 5.92 or later.
The text data of maximum 32 different devices can be recorded synchronously for one camera.
Maximum 3000 bytes of text data can be stored on an encoder per event.
If you see problems with Logbook searches, display of additional data, or CSV exports of
Logbook search results, the reason can be that the additional text data contains non-printable
characters, for example x00-x1F.
See also
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Triggering alarm recording with text data, page 202
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Text Data Recording dialog box, page 363
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Bosch Video Management System
Allegiant CCL commands
You use CCL commands for switching IP cameras or encoders to IP decoders both configured
in Bosch VMS. You cannot use CCL commands to directly control analog cameras or the
Allegiant matrix itself.
The Allegiant CCL emulation starts an internal Bosch VMS service that translates CCL
commands of the Matrix Switch into Bosch VMS. You configure a COM port of the
Management Server to listen to these CCL commands. The CCL emulation helps to exchange
existing Allegiant devices with Bosch Video Management System or to use Bosch Video
Management System with applications that support the Allegiant CCL commands. Old
Allegiant hardware configured in Bosch VMS cannot be controlled with these commands.
4.22
Offline Operator Client
With the feature of the Offline Operator Client the following use cases are possible:
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Operator Client continues operation for Live, Playback and Export without connection to
the Management Server computer.
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If a workstation was connected once to the Management Server computer, it can log on
offline any time with any user.
For Offline Mode Bosch VMS must have version 3.0 or later.
If an Operator Client workstation is disconnected from the Management Server computer, it is
possible to continue working. Some main functions are still available, for example live and
playback video.
As of Bosch VMS V5.5 an Operator Client workstation can work offline with a configuration of
Bosch VMS V5.0.5.
Caution!
When a password change on the Management Server occurs during the period when
Operator Client is offline, this password change is not propagated to this Operator Client.
When Operator Client is online, the user must log on using the new password.
When Operator Client is offline, the user must again use the old password for logon. This is
not changed until a new configuration is activated and transferred to the Operator Client
workstation.
Caution!
When a camera is called up for display in an analog monitor group with a workstation
connected Bosch Intuikey keyboard, and the workstation is offline, the keyboard does not
send an error tone.
4.22.1
Working with Offline Mode
When Operator Client is disconnected from a Management Server, a respective overlay icon is
displayed in the Logical Tree on the disconnected Management Server. You can continue
working with Operator Client even if the disconnection lasts longer, but some functions are
not available.
If the connection to the Management Server is reestablished, a respective overlay icon is
displayed.
If a new configuration on a Management Server has been activated, a respective icon is
displayed in the Logical Tree on the icon of the affected Management Server and a dialog box
is displayed for some seconds. Accept or refuse the new configuration.
If your Operator Client instance is scheduled to log off at a specific point in time, this logoff
occurs even when the connection to the Management Server is not reestablished at this point
in time.
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When a user of Operator Client logs on using Server Lookup in offline state, the Server List of
the last successful logon is displayed. Offline state here means that the Operator Client
workstation does not have a network connection to the server containing the Server List.
Functions not available during disconnection
When disconnected from Management Server the following functions are not available in
Operator Client:
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Alarm List:
This includes handling alarms. The alarm list is empty and will automatically be filled on
reconnection.
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Allegiant:
The trunk line handling is not available. In earlier versions, Allegiant cameras were
automatically closed with a message-box when a trunk line handling was unavailable. With
Bosch VMS V3.0 we will show a more user friendly Image pane informing the user about
the impossibility to display this camera right now.
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AMG:
It is not possible to drag cameras on the AMG control. The control is disabled and will
automatically be enabled on reconnection.
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PTZ priorities:
Without a connection to Management Server , an offline Operator Client can connect a
PTZ camera as long as the PTZ camera itself is not locked. The dome priorities will
automatically be updated on reconnection.
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Input:
Input cannot be switched.
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Logbook:
The Logbook is not available and cannot be opened. An opened Logbook search window
is not closed automatically. Existing search results can be used and exported.
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Operator Client SDK:
Operator Client SDK functions with IServerApi cannot be processed.
Creating a RemoteClientApi is not possible.
Some methods that are only available at client API do not work, for example
ApplicationManager (try GetUserName()).
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Password change:
The operator is not able to change his password.
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Relay:
Relays cannot be switched.
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Server Script:
The server methods of the IServerApi will be processed but cannot be sent to the Client
which are:
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AlarmManager
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AnalogMonitorMananger
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CameraManager
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CompoundEventManager
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DecoderManager
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DeviceManager
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DomeCameraManager
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EventManager
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InputManager
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LicenseManager
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Logbook
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MatrixManager
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RecorderManager
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RelayManager
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ScheduleManager
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SendManager
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SequenceManager
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VirtualInputManager
State overlays:
No state overlays of cameras, inputs or relays are available.
States of Operator Client
A Bosch VMS Operator Client gives you a visual and textual feedback of its states.
Following Operator Client states are possible:
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The Operator Client is connected to the Management Server.
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The Operator Client is not connected to the Management Server. One reason can be a
physical disconnection from the Management Server to the network.
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This state can only be displayed after a reestablished connection to the Management
Server. All affected functions are back, but the configuration of the Operator Client is
outdated due to a newer configuration available in the system. Log on again to update the
configuration.
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This state icon is displayed when the Management Server has an earlier Bosch VMS
version than the Operator Client workstation.
Device state overlay
The device states (recording dot, too noisy, too dark, ...) are processed by the Management
Server. On disconnection between Client and Server the states cannot be updated in the
Client. A new state overlay will give you a visual feedback that all device states are not
available at the moment. If the client has an established connection to the server again, the
state overlays are updated automatically.
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State unknown
The state overlay of a device in the Logical Tree or on a map when client is disconnected
from the Management Server computer.
Reasons for disconnection
Reasons for disconnection between Operator Client and Management Server can be:
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Physical connection is broken.
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Password of logged on user has changed during offline time.
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Management Server has given away floating workstation license to another online
Operator Client while the now disconnected Operator Client was offline.
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Operator Client and Management Server have different versions (Management Server
earlier than version 5.5).
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Version independent Operator Client
For Compatibility Mode both Operator Client and Management Server must have a
version later than 5.5.
A user of Operator Client can successfully log on to a Management Server where a previous
software version is running.
If the server provides a newer configuration than available on the Operator Client workstation,
this configuration is automatically copied to the Operator Client workstation. The user can
decide to download the new configuration.
Operator Client provides a reduced feature set and is connected to this Management Server.
The following Management Server related features are available after logon to a Management
Server with a previous version:
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User preferences
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Start manual recording
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Display of device states
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Toggling relay states
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Searching the Logbook
Search for events is not possible.
4.23.1
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Server Lookup
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Remote export
Working with Compatibility Mode
This feature is available in versions later than 5.5.
A Bosch VMS Operator Client gives you a visual and textual feedback of its states.
Following Operator Client states are possible:
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The Operator Client is connected to the Management Server.
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The Operator Client is not connected to the Management Server. One reason can be a
physical disconnection from the Management Server to the network.
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This state can only be displayed after a reestablished connection to the Management
Server. All affected functions are back, but the configuration of the Operator Client is
outdated due to a newer configuration available in the system. Log on again to update the
configuration.
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This state icon is displayed when the Management Server has an earlier Bosch VMS
version than the Operator Client workstation.
4.24
ONVIF events
Intended use
Intended use is the mapping of ONVIF events to Bosch VMS events. ONVIF events can then
trigger Bosch VMS alarms and recording.
You can define default event mappings valid only for a specific ONVIF device, for all ONVIF
devices of the same manufacturer and model, or for all ONVIF devices of the same
manufacturer. Default event mappings are automatically assigned to all affected ONVIF
encoders that are added using the Bosch VMS Scan Wizard or are added manually.
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When you add an ONVIF encoder to the Bosch VMS configuration without a connection to this
ONVIF encoder, no event mappings are assigned. You can update such an ONVIF encoder with
event mappings from an ONVIF encoder of the same manufacturer and/or model that you
already have added.
You define event mappings specific for each of the following sources:
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ONVIF encoder
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Cameras of this ONVIF encoder
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Relays of this ONVIF encoder
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Inputs of this ONVIF encoder
Example
In an ONVIF camera a motion detection event occurs. This event shall trigger a Motion
Detected event in Bosch VMS.
To achieve this, you configure for this ONVIF camera:
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ONVIF topic (MotionDetection)
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ONVIF data item (motion)
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ONVIF data type (boolean)
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ONVIF data value (true)
Note: It is not sufficient to only configure the Motion Detected event. Please configure also
the Motion Stopped event. You always must configure a pair of events.
Import or export of a Mapping Table
You can export a Mapping Table on a computer where you have created it and import this
Mapping table on another computer where the required mapping table is not available.
Troubleshooting
You can create log files for troubleshooting.
See also
4.25
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Configuring ONVIF events, page 143
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Enabling logging for ONVIF events, page 394
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ONVIF Encoder Events page, page 325
Viewing modes of a panoramic camera
This chapter illustrates the viewing modes of a panoramic camera which are available in
Bosch VMS.
The following viewing modes are available:
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Circle view
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Panorama view
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Cropped view
Panorama and cropped view modes are created by the dewarping process in Bosch VMS. Edge
dewarping is not used.
The administrator must configure the mounting position of a panoramic camera in
Configuration Client.
You can resize the Image pane of a camera as required. The Image pane ratio is not restricted
to the 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio.
See also
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Configuring the mounting position of a panoramic camera, page 112
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360° panoramic camera - floor- or ceiling mounted
The following figure illustrates the dewarping of a 360° camera which is floor- or ceiling
mounted.
1 Full circle image
3 Dewarping
2 Snipping line (operator can change its
4 Panorama view
position when not zoomed in)
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180° panoramic camera - floor- or ceiling mounted
The following figure illustrates the dewarping of a 180° camera which is floor- or ceiling
mounted.
1 Full circle image
3 Dewarping
2 Snipping line (operator can change its
4 Panorama view
position when not zoomed in)
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360° panoramic camera - wall mounted
The following figure illustrates the dewarping of a 360° camera which is wall mounted.
1 Full circle image
3 Panorama view
2 Dewarping
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180° panoramic camera - wall mounted
The following figure illustrates the dewarping of a 180° camera which is wall mounted.
1 Full circle image
3 Panorama view
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Cropped view on a panoramic camera
The following example figure illustrates the cropping of a 360° camera which is floor- or ceiling
mounted.
The rectilinear section used for cropping is fixed. You can change the section in the cropped
Image pane using the available PTZ controls.
1 Full circle image
4 Panorama view
2 Snipping line (operator can change its
5 Cropping
position when not zoomed in)
3 Dewarping
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Server-based analytics
The user of Operator Client can display the Ganetec analytics viewer application in the Live
Image window. This analytics viewer application displays the results of video analytics, for
example face detection. The video analytics is performed on the Bintelan Analytics Platform
from Ganetec.
With Bintelan Analytics Platform, the following analytics algorithms are available:
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Face detection
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Face recognition
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Number plate detection
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Number plate recognition
Perform the following steps to configure video analytics:
1.
Install the analytics viewer application of the video analytics on each Bosch VMS
workstation to be used for analytics. Take a note containing the path to the analytics
viewer application.
For detailed information on installing the analytics viewer application, see: Installing the
analytics viewer application, page 69.
2.
Add the cameras to the Device Tree that you want to use as analytics cameras.
These cameras are automatically retrieved when the Bintelan Analytics Platform connects
with your Bosch VMS Management Server.
3.
Add a video analytics device
to the Device Tree of Configuration Client.
For detailed information on adding a video analytics device, see: Adding a video analytics
device, page 167.
4.
In the video analytics device, configure the path to the analytics viewer application. A
default path of the analytics viewer application is pre-configured.
5.
Configure the IP address of the Bintelan Analytics Platform.
6.
Use the Bintelan Bosch Client application on the Bintelan Analytics Platform for
connecting with Bosch VMS Management Server.
Type in the IP address of this Management Server.
7.
Add the video analytics device
8.
Configure an alarm for the External Data event for the desired video analytics cameras.
to the Logical Tree.
9.
The user of Operator Client drags the video analytics device to an Image pane.
10. When an alarm occurs, an external data alarm entry is displayed in the Alarm List.
11. The user selects this entry in the Alarm List.
An image with the matched person or object is displayed in the analytics viewer
application.
The following graphic shows an example of a server-based analytics scenario:
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The Bintelan Analytics Platform must be configured properly to be able to connect with
Bosch VMS.
You must install the analytics viewer application on each Operator Client workstation used for
video analytics. Additionally configure the IP address of the Bintelan Analytics Platform in
Configuration Client and the IP address of the Bosch VMS Management Server in the Bintelan
Analytics Platform.
You configure the analytics viewer application in the Device Tree of Configuration Client.
See also
4.26.1
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Adding a video analytics device, page 167
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Installing the analytics viewer application, page 69
Installing the analytics viewer application
For displaying the Ganetec analytics viewer application, the software must be installed in the
directory configured in Configuration Client.
For installation, you need the BintelanClient_BoschAlarmViewer.exe from the Ganetec Web
page or from the Bosch Online Product Catalog.
Perform the installation on each Operator Client workstation where you want to use the
analytics viewer application.
To install:
1.
Double-click the Setup.
2.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: The installation directory for the analytics viewer application must be below
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\VideoAnalytics.
4.27
Verification of authenticity
The user of Operator Client can verify the authenticity of recordings. The authenticity of
exports is automatically verified.
The administrator must follow these steps for ensuring an unbroken certificate chain. For
large systems (>30 cameras) we recommend the following procedure:
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Let your issuing certificate authority (CA) issue a certificate for each encoder.
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Upload the issued certificate (including private key) in a secure way on each encoder.
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Install the CA certificate on the Operator Client workstations where you want to perform
authenticity verification or on other computers where you want to perform exports.
For small systems (<30 cameras) we recommend the following procedure:
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Download the HTTPS Server certificate from each encoder.
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Install these certificates on the Operator Client workstations where you want to perform
authenticity verification.
Ask the IT support of your company for details.
For activating the secure verification of authenticity, the administrator must perform the
following steps:
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Activate the authentication on each desired camera.
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For large systems: Upload and assign the appropriate certificate to each desired camera.
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For small systems: Download a certificate from each encoder. Install the certificates
allowing verification on a workstation.
Limitations
Firmware version 6.30 or later is required.
We recommend verifying the authenticity of maximum 4 cameras at the same time.
The user of Operator Client cannot verify the authenticity of live video.
Note: Do not change the certificate when recording is running. If you have to change the
certificate, first stop the recording, change the certificate, and start recording again.
For verifying the authenticity of a recording, this recording is replayed in a background
process with maximum speed. In networks with low bandwidth the playback can be slow. The
verify process can then take as long as the time period selected for verifying. Example: You
select a time period of 1 hour. The verifying process can last up to 1 hour.
The user can only verify that a recording is authentic. If the verification process is not
successful, this does not necessarily mean that the video has been manipulated. Many other
reasons can be responsible for the failure, for example a manual deletion. The user of
Operator Client cannot distinct between an intended change of the recording or fraudulent
manipulation.
Video authentication deals solely with methods of validating the authenticity of video. Video
authentication does not deal with the transmission of video, or data, in any way.
The watermark feature for verifying authenticity in earlier Bosch VMS versions is replaced. The
new authenticity verification is automatically available after upgrade to the latest Bosch VMS
version. Authenticity checks that were successful in the past, can now not be verified because
these recordings do not contain the required extended information.
Verifying authenticity is not supported in the following cases:
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Transcoding
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Local recording
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VSG
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Digital Video Recorder
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Bosch Recording Station
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ANR
See also
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Configuring the authentication, page 146
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Downloading a certificate, page 146
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Installing a certificate on a workstation, page 147
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Caution!
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Do not connect a device to more than one Bosch VMS! This can lead to recording gaps and
other undesired effects.
You can connect the following hardware to Bosch VMS:
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Mobile video clients like iPhone or iPad via DynDNS
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Various IP cameras. encoders and ONVIF cameras (live only or via Video Streaming
Gateway)
Connected via network
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Live only encoders with local storage
Connected via network
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iSCSI storage devices
Connected via network
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VIDOS NVR computer
Connected via network
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Analog cameras
Connected to encoders, BRS / DiBos devices
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Decoders
Connected via network
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Analog monitors
Connected to a decoder, to a Bosch Allegiant matrix, to a Bosch VMS Client workstation
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BRS / DiBos devices (see the data sheet for Bosch VMS for supported software versions)
Connected via network
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Bosch Allegiant matrix (Firmware version: 8.75 or greater, MCS version: 2.80 or greater)
Connected to a COM port of the Management Server or to a remote computer and to an
IP encoder on the network.
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KBD-Universal XF keyboard
Connected to a USB port of a Bosch VMS workstation.
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Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
Connected to the COM port of a Bosch VMS workstation (Firmware version: 1.82 or
greater) or to a hardware decoder (VIP XD).
If you connect the keyboard to a workstation, the user can control the complete system
with the keyboard. If you connect the keyboard to a VIP XD decoder, the user can only
control analog monitors with the keyboard.
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SMS device
Connected to a COM port of the Management Server
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SMTP E-mail server
Connected via network
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POS
Connected via network
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ATM
Connected via network
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Network monitoring device
Connected via network
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I/O modules
Connected via network
Only ADAM devices are supported.
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All devices connected via network are connected to a switch. The computers of the
Bosch VMS are also connected to this device.
5.1
Installing hardware
Bosch VMS supports the following hardware components:
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KBD-Universal XF keyboard
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Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
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Bosch Allegiant matrix with cameras and monitor: Connected to a COM port of one of the
computers of the network and to IP encoders connected to the network
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Encoders with analog cameras
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Local storage encoders
–
IP cameras and IP AutoDomes
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Monitors connected to a decoder (analog monitor groups for alarm processing are
possible)
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DiBos Systems with cameras
–
DVR Systems with cameras
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ATM / POS devices
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I/O modules
Only ADAM devices are supported.
5.2
Installing a KBD Universal XF keyboard
Refer to the Instructions Manual delivered with your KBD-Universal XF keyboard available on
the online product catalog.
Install manufacturer's driver before attaching the keyboard.
Documentation and software for Bosch Security Systems products can be found in the
online product catalogue as follows:
4
Open any browser > enter www.boschsecurity.com > select your region and your country
> start a search for your product > select the product in the search results to show the
existing files.
You can connect the following hardware to Bosch VMS:
–
Mobile video clients like iPhone or iPad via DynDNS
–
Various IP cameras. encoders and ONVIF cameras (live only or via Video Streaming
Gateway)
Connected via network
–
Live only encoders with local storage
Connected via network
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iSCSI storage devices
Connected via network
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VIDOS NVR computer
Connected via network
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Analog cameras
Connected to encoders, BRS / DiBos devices
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Decoders
Connected via network
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Analog monitors
Connected to a decoder, to a Bosch Allegiant matrix, to a Bosch VMS Client workstation
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BRS / DiBos devices (see the data sheet for Bosch VMS for supported software versions)
Connected via network
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Bosch Allegiant matrix (Firmware version: 8.75 or greater, MCS version: 2.80 or greater)
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Connected to a COM port of the Management Server or to a remote computer and to an
IP encoder on the network.
5.3
Connecting a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard to Bosch VMS
This chapter provides background information on configuring a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard.
5.3.1
Scenarios for Bosch IntuiKey keyboard connections
You can connect a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard to the COM port of a Bosch VMS workstation
(scenario 1) or to a hardware decoder (e.g. VIP XD, scenario 2).
If you connect the keyboard to a Bosch VMS workstation, you can control the complete
system. If you connect the keyboard to a decoder, you can only control the analog monitors of
the system.
If you connect the keyboard to an Enterprise Operator Client, you can control the cameras of a
specific Management Server by first pressing the server key to type in the number of this
server and then type the camera number.
Notice!
For connecting the Bosch IntuiKey keyboard with a Bosch VMS workstation, use the specified
Bosch cable.
For connecting the Bosch IntuiKey keyboard with a VIP XD decoder, you need a cable which
connects a serial COM port of the keyboard with the serial interface of the decoder. See
Connecting a CCTV keyboard to a decoder for connections.
Bosch IntuiKey keyboard connected to a Bosch VMS workstation
Figure 5.1: Scenario 1: Bosch IntuiKey keyboard connected to a Bosch Video Management System
workstation
1
Various cameras connected to network via encoders
2
Bosch VMS workstation
3
Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
4
Bosch VMS network
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Decoder
6
Analog monitors
Bosch IntuiKey keyboard connected to a decoder
Figure 5.2: Scenario 2: Bosch IntuiKey keyboard connected to a decoder
1
Various cameras connected to network via encoders
2
Bosch VMS workstation
3
Bosch VMS network
4
Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
5
Decoder
6
Analog monitors
Follow these references to get detailed information on the available windows:
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Assign Keyboard page, page 262
Follow these references to get detailed information on the available step-by-step instructions:
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Configuring a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard (workstation), page 165
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Configuring a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard (decoder), page 165
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Configuring a decoder for use with a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard, page 160
See also
–
5.3.2
Assign Keyboard page, page 262
Connecting a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard to a decoder
Configuring the decoder
See Configuring a decoder for use with a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard, page 160 for details.
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Connections between COM port and VIP XD decoder
The following table lists the connections between an RS232 adapter and a serial interface of a
VIP XD decoder:
RS232 adapter
Serial interface of a VIP XD decoder
1
2
TX
3
RX
4
5
GND
6
7
CTS
8
RTS
9
The following illustration shows the pinout of a standard RS232 adapter (1) and the pinout of
the decoder’s serial adapter (2):
1
2
5 4 3 2 1
9 8 7 6
5.3.3
Updating Bosch IntuiKey keyboard firmware
1.
On any PC, install the IntuiKey downloader.
2.
Start IntuiKey Firmware Upgrade Utility.
3.
Connect the keyboard with a valid serial cable (refer to Bosch Support if such a cable is
not available) to this PC.
4.
On the keyboard, press Keyboard Control softkey, then Firmware Upgrade.
5.
Enter the password: 0 and 1 simultaneously.
The keyboard is in bootloader mode.
6.
On the PC, click Browse to select the firmware file: for example kbd.s20
7.
Set the COM port.
8.
Click the Download button to download the firmware.
On the keyboard display, Programming is displayed.
Do not press the Clr key now. Otherwise the keyboard is not usable after restart (see
Notice below).
9.
Click Browse to select the language: for example 8900_EN_..82.s20
On the keyboard display, Programming is displayed.
10. Close IntuiKey Firmware Upgrade Utility.
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11. On the keyboard, press Clr key to exit.
The keyboard restarts. Wait some seconds until the menu for selecting the keyboard
language appears.
12. Select the desired language with a softkey.
The default start display appears.
Notice!
For starting the bootloader mode directly, you can unplug the power supply from the
keyboard, press 0 and 1 simultaneously, plug In the power supply again, release 0 and 1.
5.4
Connecting Bosch Allegiant Matrix to Bosch Video
Management System
The Bosch VMSAllegiant Matrix interface provides seamless access to analog matrix cameras
in the Operator Client interface. Allegiant cameras appear almost identical to IP cameras. The
only difference is a small grid symbol on the camera to indicate that it is a Allegiant camera.
You can display cameras using the same tasks as for IP cameras. They are included both in the
Logical Tree and the site maps, and users can add them to their Favorites Trees. In-videowindow control for Allegiant-connected PTZ cameras is supported, and you can easily display
Allegiant cameras on analog monitors connected to IP decoders.
Bosch VMS provides an interface to the matrix switch via the Allegiant MCS (Master Control
Software) application). The MCS, in this case, runs invisibly in the background. This software
provides an efficient, event-driven interface to the Allegiant. It provides fast, real-time event
response from the Allegiant to Bosch VMS. So, for example, if a defective coax cable results in
video loss in the Allegiant, an immediate notification is sent to Bosch VMS. Also, you can
program Bosch VMS to respond to Allegiant alarms.
5.4.1
Bosch Allegiant Connection Overview
To achieve a connection between Bosch VMS and an Allegiant matrix switching system, you
configure a control channel between the Bosch VMS and the Allegiant matrix.
Two scenarios are possible:
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Local connection
The Management Server controls the Allegiant matrix.
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Remote connection
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Figure 5.3: Bosch Video Management System local connection to a Bosch Allegiant matrix switch
1
Bosch VMS Client workstations
2
Management Server with Master Control Software
3
RS-232 connection
4
Allegiant matrix
5
encoders
6
Network
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Figure 5.4: Bosch Video Management System remote connection to a Bosch Allegiant matrix switch
5.4.2
1
Bosch VMS Client workstations
2
Management Server with Master Control Software
3
Network
4
Allegiant PC with Master Control Software
5
RS-232 connection
6
encoders
7
Allegiant matrix
Configuring the control channel
Perform the following tasks to configure the control channel:
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Wiring
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Installing the software
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Creating Allegiant configuration file
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Adding the Allegiant matrix to Bosch VMS
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Configuring user names
Wiring
To configure the control channel between Bosch VMS and the Allegiant matrix, connect one
PC through an RS-232 serial port to the Allegiant's console port (use the specified Bosch cable
for connection). This can be the Bosch VMS Management Server, or any other PC on the
network.
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Installing Allegiant Master Control Software
1.
Stop the Management Server service if running (Start > Control Panel > Services > Rightclick Bosch VMS Management Server > Stop)
2.
Install the Allegiant Master Control Software on the Management Server and on the
Allegiant PC (if present).
3.
On an remote Allegiant PC configure it to start the Allegiant Network Host program
(ld_alghw.exe) on startup. This starts the necessary Allegiant services to allow other PCs
on the network to access the Allegiant. The software runs invisibly. It is not necessary to
have a dongle attached to this computer.
To have the service started on computer startup automatically, copy a link to
ld_alghw.exe to the Startup folder of your computer.
Creating a Bosch Allegiant configuration file
1.
Using the Allegiant Master Control Software, create a Allegiant configuration file that
specifies the computer attached to the Allegiant matrix. For this task, the Master Control
dongle is required.
2.
On the Transfer menu, click Communication Setup. In the Current Host list, enter the
DNS name of the computer connected to the Allegiant matrix, and enter the serial port
parameters (COM port number, baud rate, etc.) of the Allegiant-connected serial port.
This allows the Master Control Software on the Management Server or PC to go on-line
with the Allegiant system. If this is not successful, ensure that either the Master Control
Software or the Allegiant Network Host program is running on the computer attached to
the Allegiant matrix, and that the network security is configured to allow remote access
to this computer.
3.
On the Transfer menu, click Upload. Select all tables and click Upload. To save the
configuration file, select a directory.
4.
Exit the Master Control Software.
Adding the Bosch Allegiant matrix to Bosch VMS
1.
Start the Bosch VMS Management Server service, start the Configuration Client, and add
the Allegiant device by adding this configuration file (see Adding a device manually, page
155 for the step-by-step instruction).
2.
Ensure that the Allegiant Master Control Software configuration file used in Bosch VMS
matches the current Allegiant configuration.
Bosch VMS runs the required components of Master Control Software invisibly in the
background.
Configuring the user name for logging on the Allegiant services
If the Allegiant matrix is connected to a PC in the network and not to the Management Server,
ensure that the Allegiant services on this PC and on the Management Server log on with the
same user account. This user must be member of an administrators group.
Further notes in the documentation
Follow these references to get detailed information on the available windows:
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Matrix Switches page, page 241
Follow these references to get detailed information on the available step-by-step instructions:
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Configuring a Bosch Allegiant device, page 162
See also
–
Matrix Switches page, page 241
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Bosch Allegiant Satellite System Concept
The Allegiant matrix switch allows multiple Allegiant systems to be tied together using the
Satellite concept. In this case, multiple Allegiant systems can appear to the Bosch VMS as one
large system, providing access to all cameras on all systems.
In an Allegiant Satellite System, monitor outputs of a slave Allegiant are tied to video inputs on
the master Allegiant. This connection is called a trunk line. In addition, a control channel is
established between the master and the slave. When a camera from a slave Allegiant is
requested from the master Allegiant, a command is sent to the slave instructing it to switch
the requested camera to a trunk line. At the same time, the master Allegiant switches the
trunk input to the requested master Allegiant monitor output. This completes the video
connection from the requested slave camera to the desired master monitor.
Figure 5.5: Bosch Allegiant system extended with Satellite switches
1
Bosch VMS Client workstations
2
Management Server with Master Control Software
3
Network
4
Allegiant PC with Master Control Software
5
RS-232 connection
6
encoders
7
Allegiant matrix
8
Allegiant Satellite matrix
You can apply the Satellite concept such that an Allegiant can be both a master and a slave. In
this way, each Allegiant can view cameras from the others. It is only necessary to connect
trunk lines and control lines in both directions, and to properly configure the Allegiant tables.
The concept can be further extended, with no practical limit, to multiple Allegiant systems. An
Allegiant can have many slaves, and it can be a slave to many masters. You can program the
Allegiant tables to allow or disallow user access to camera views as required by site policies.
5.5
Allegiant CCL commands supported in Bosch VMS
To use the CCL commands you need the CCL User Guide. This manual is available in the
Online Product Catalog in the document section of each LTC Allegiant Matrix.
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Remarks
Switch Logical Camera to
LCM, LCM+ and LCM- are
Monitor
equivalent.
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Switching/Sequence
LCM
LCMP
Switch Logical Camera to
Monitor with Pre-position
Call
MON+CAM
Switch Physical Camera to
Monitor
MON-RUN
Run Sequence by Monitor
Number
MON-HOLD
Hold Sequence by Monitor
Number
SEQ-REQ
Sequence Request
SEQ-ULD
Sequence Unload
Receiver/Driver
R/D
Basic Control commands
REMOTE-ACTION
Simultaneous Pan/Tilt/
Zoom Control commands
REMOTE-TGL
Toggle Pan/Tilt/Zoom
Control commands
PREPOS-SET
Set Pre-position
PREPOS
Call Pre-position
AUX-ON
Auxiliary Control
AUX-OFF
commands
VARSPEED_PTZ
–
Auxiliary On
–
Auxiliary Off
Variable Speed Control
commands
Alarm
Used to control virtual inputs. For
example "+alarm 1" closes virtual
input 1, "-alarm 1" opens virtual
input 1
+ALARM
Activate an alarm
Opens a virtual input in
Bosch VMS.
-ALARM
Deactivate an alarm
Closes a virtual input in
Bosch VMS.
System
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Switching/Sequence
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Getting started
This chapter provides information on how to get started with Bosch VMS.
6.1
Installing the software modules
Caution!
Close Configuration Client before you start the Bosch VMS Setup.
Caution!
Do not install DiBos Web client on any Bosch VMS computer.
Install every software module on the computer that is supposed to be used for this module.
To install:
6.2
1.
Insert the product CD-ROM.
2.
Start Setup.exe or start the Bosch VMS Setup on the Welcome screen.
3.
In the next dialog box, select the modules to be installed on this computer.
4.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Scanning for devices
Main window >
Devices
You can scan for the following devices to add them with the help of the Bosch VMS Scan
Wizard dialog box:
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VRM devices
–
Encoders
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Live only encoders
–
Live only ONVIF encoders
–
Local storage encoders
–
Decoders
–
Video Streaming Gateway (VSG) devices
–
DVR devices
–
VIDOS NVRs
See also
–
To add VRM devices via scan:, page 83
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To add encoders via scan:, page 84
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To add Bosch live only devices via scan:, page 84
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To add ONVIF live only devices via scan:, page 85
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To add local storage encoders via scan:, page 85
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To add VSG devices via scan:, page 85
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To add DVR devices via scan:, page 86
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To add VIDOS NVRs via scan:, page 86
To add VRM devices via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for VRM Devices.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
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In the Role list, select the desired role.
It depends on the current type of the VRM device which new role you can select.
If you select Mirrored or Failover, the next configuration step is additionally required.
4.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
5.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
6.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
To add encoders via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Encoders.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the required encoders, select the desired VRM pool and click Assign to assign
them to the VRM pool.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
To add Bosch live only devices via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Live Only Encoders.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
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Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
To add ONVIF live only devices via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Live Only ONVIF Encoders.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
To add local storage encoders via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Local Storage Encoders.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
To add VSG devices via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Video Streaming Gateways.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
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Select the required VSG devices, select the desired VRM pool and click Assign to assign
them to the VRM pool.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
To add DVR devices via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for DVR Devices.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
To add VIDOS NVRs via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Start Vidos NVR Scan.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
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Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
See also
6.3
–
Adding a device manually, page 155
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Bosch VMS Scan Wizard, page 267
Using Config Wizard
To start Config Wizard:
4
Click Start > All Programs > Bosch VMS > Config Wizard
The Welcome page is displayed.
Related Topics
–
Config Wizard, page 26
Available pages
–
Welcome page, page 88
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System page, page 89
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Basic page, page 90
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Scan page, page 91
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Authentication page, page 92
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Cameras page, page 93
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Recording page, page 94
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Storage page, page 95
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Users page, page 96
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Finish page, page 97
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Welcome page
4
Click Next button to continue.
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System page
Notice!
Only available on DIVAR IP 3000 and DIVAR IP 7000.
You configure the network settings of the operating system.
You configure the time settings of the operating system.
Note:
We highly recommend defining a time server in a video surveillance environment.
As soon as you click Next button, the settings are activated.
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Basic page
This page displays the latest saved configuration. You can import a Bosch VMS file as a change
to the existing configuration. This change is saved but not activated when you click Next.
You can select the network adapter of your computer that is connected to the video devices
(IP cameras, encoders, decoders, iSCSI storage systems) of your system. The IP address of
this network adapter is used as IP address of the VRM, the VSG and the local iSCSI storage
system.
Click Port Mapping to specify the public IP address or DNS name if the system shall be
accessed via Internet.
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Scan page
Note:
The scan for devices can take a time. You can cancel the scan. All devices that were already
scanned, are displayed in the table.
This page displays all video devices that are not included in the latest saved configuration.
Deselect the devices that should not be added to the configuration, then click Next.
If the selected devices are not located in the same IP range as the DIVAR IP system, the device
IP address can be changed by specifying a start address for the device IP range.
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Authentication page
This page is used to authenticate at video devices protected by password. For easy
authentication with the same password for multiple devices you can use the clipboard (CTRL
+C, CTRL+V):
1.
Click to activate Show passwords.
2.
Select a row with a successfully authenticated device (green lock is displayed), press
CTRL+C, select multiple rows displaying a red lock and press CTRL+V).
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in the
password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
You can provide a global default password for all devices that ere currently not protected by a
password.
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Cameras page
Use this page to manage the cameras of your system.
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Recording page
Only those cameras are displayed on this page which were newly added. As soon as you
activate this configuration, you cannot change the profile assignment of these cameras.
You can enable motion recording for the recording profiles with both recording and alarm
recording enabled. If required, configure recording and alarm recording in Configuration Client
(Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box).
VCA is activated automatically for each newly added camera.
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Storage page
This page allows the addition of further iSCSI storage devices
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Users page
You can add users and passwords and you can activate the strong password policy for each
user. Use Configuration Client to add user groups and to change permissions.
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Finish page
Before you can activate your configuration you must perform the following tasks:
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Provide a global default password for all devices that are not currently protected by a
password.
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Activate your license package if required.
Global default password
If in Configuration Client the option Enforce password protection on activation (Settings ->
Options) is disabled, you are not forced to provide a global default password to activate.
Licensing
Expand Licensing and click License Wizard to check or activate your license package.
After clicking Save and activate, the configuration is activated.
After successful activation, the Finish page is displayed again. Now you can store a backup of
the configuration if desired: Click Save backup copy.
After clicking Save and activate, the configuration is activated.
After successful activation, the Finish page is displayed again. Now you can store a backup of
the configuration if desired: Click Save backup copy.
6.4
Accessing the system
You access a system performing the following steps:
1.
2.
Perform one of the following steps to select the network address of the desired system:
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Click a preselected list entry.
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Enter a network address manually .
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Select a network address using Server Lookup.
Log on to the desired system:
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Single server system
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Enterprise System
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Using Server Lookup
A single user of Configuration Client or Operator Client may want to connect to multiple
system access points sequentially. This access is called Server Lookup. System access points
can be Management Server or Enterprise Management Server.
Server Lookup supports you in locating system access points by their names or descriptions.
The user retrieves the list of system access points during logon. He needs to connect to the
server hosting the configuration with Server List / Address Book.
To access:
1.
Start Operator Client or Configuration Client.
The logon dialog box is displayed.
2.
In the Connection: list, select <Address Book...> for Configuration Client or <Address
Book...> for Operator Client.
If private and public IP address has been configured for a server, this is indicated.
If you select <Address Book...> or <Address Book...> for the first time, the Server
Lookup dialog box is displayed.
3.
In the (Enterprise) Management Server Address: field, type in a valid network address of
the desired server.
4.
Enter a valid user name and password.
5.
If required, click Remember Settings.
6.
Click OK.
The Server Lookup dialog box is displayed.
7.
Select the desired server.
8.
Click OK.
9.
If the selected server has both a private and a public network address, a message box is
displayed asking whether you are using a computer located in the private network of the
selected server.
The server name is added to the Connection: list in the logon dialog box.
10. Select this server in the Connection: list and click OK.
If you have selected the Remember Settings check box, you can select this server directly
when you again want to access this server.
6.6
Configuring remote access
You can configure remote access either for a single system without Enterprise System or for
an Enterprise System.
6.6.1
Configuring without Enterprise System
To configure:
1.
Configure remote access settings in the Remote Access Settings dialog box.
2.
Configure the router.
Related Topics
–
6.6.2
Remote Access Settings dialog box, page 230
Configuring with Enterprise System
To configure:
1.
Configure the Server List.
2.
Configure Enterprise User Groups and Enterprise Accounts.
3.
Configure remote access settings in the Remote Access Settings dialog box.
4.
Configure the router.
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Related Topics
6.7
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Configuring the Server List for Enterprise System, page 109
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Creating a group or account, page 209
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Remote Access Settings dialog box, page 230
Activating the software licenses
Main window
When you install Bosch VMS for the first time, you must activate the licenses for the software
packages that you have ordered, including the base package and any expansions and/or
optional features.
To obtain the Activation Key for a license, you need the Authorization Number. This number is
included in your product box.
With a Bundle Information file you can ease the process of activating.
Caution!
The computer signature is used for licensing. This computer signature can change after
exchanging hardware on the Management Server computer. When the computer signature is
changed, the license for the base package becomes invalid.
To avoid licensing problems, finish the hardware and software configuration before you
generate the computer signature.
The following hardware changes can make the base license invalid:
Exchanging the network interface card.
Adding a VMWare or VPN virtual network interface.
Adding or activating a WLAN network interface.
Switchover of a Stratus server mainboard without teaming settings.
To activate the software:
1.
Start Configuration Client.
2.
On the Tools menu, click License Manager....
The License Manager dialog box is displayed.
3.
Click to check the boxes for the software package, the features, and the expansions that
you want to activate. For the expansions, enter the number of licenses.
If you have received a Bundle Information file, click Import Bundle Info to import it.
4.
Click Activate.
The License Activation dialog box is displayed.
5.
Write down the computer signature or copy and paste it into a text file.
6.
On a computer with Internet access, enter the following URL into your browser:
https://activation.boschsecurity.com
If you do not have an account to access the Bosch License Activation Center, either
create a new account (recommended) or click the link to activate a new license without
logging on. If you create an account and log on before activating, the License Manager
keeps track of your activations. You can then review this at any time.
Follow the instructions to obtain the License Activation Key.
7.
Return to the Bosch VMS software. In the License Activation dialog box, type the License
Activation Key obtained from the License Manager and click Activate.
The software package is activated.
See also
–
License Manager dialog box, page 227
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License Activation dialog box, page 228
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Starting Configuration Client
Only the user called Admin can log on to Configuration Client.
Note:
You cannot start Configuration Client when another user on another computer in the system
has already started Configuration Client.
To start Configuration Client:
1.
From the Start menu, select Programs > Bosch VMS > Config Client.
The dialog box for logging on is displayed.
2.
In the User Name: field, type your user name.
When you start the application for the first time, enter Admin as user name, no password
required.
3.
In the Password: field, type your password.
4.
Click OK.
The application starts.
6.9
Configuring the language of Configuration Client
You configure the language of your Configuration Client independently of the language of your
Windows installation.
To configure the language:
1.
On the Settings menu, click Options....
The Options dialog box is displayed.
2.
In the Language list, select the desired language.
If you select System language, the language of your Windows installation is used.
3.
Click OK.
The language is switched after the next restart of the application.
6.10
Configuring the language of Operator Client
You configure the language of your Operator Client independently of the language of your
Windows installation and of your Configuration Client. This step is performed in the
Configuration Client.
To configure the language:
1.
Click User Groups >
2.
In the Language list, select the desired language.
. Click the User Group Properties tab.
3.
Click
4.
Click
to save the settings.
to activate the configuration.
Restart Operator Client.
6.11
Adding a new license
Main window
Have the Activation Letter at hand that you received from Bosch.
To add a new license:
1.
On the Tools menu, click License Manager....
The License Manager dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the software package that you want to activate.
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Click Activate.
The License Activation dialog box is displayed.
4.
Type the License Activation Key that you find in the Activation Letter.
5.
Click Activate.
The software package is activated.
6.
Repeat this procedure for each software package that you want to activate.
Related Topics
6.12
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License Manager dialog box, page 227
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License Activation dialog box, page 228
Maintaining Bosch VMS
This chapter provides information on how to maintain a just installed or upgraded Bosch VMS.
Perform the following tasks for maintaining the system:
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Export Bosch VMS configuration and user settings. The version history (all versions of the
configuration that were activated earlier) is not exported. It is recommended to activate
your configuration before exporting.
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See To export configuration data:, page 101 for the procedure.
Or
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Perform a backup of the elements.bvms. This is required if you want to restore an
(Enterprise) Management Server including the version history. User settings are not
included.
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See To perform a backup:, page 101 for the procedure.
Save VRM configuration file (config.xml)
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See To save VRM configuration:, page 102 for the procedure.
This exported configuration does not keep the system’s history. No rollback is possible.
The entire system configuration including the complete history of system changes is stored in
one file:
C:\ProgramData\Bosch\VMS\Elements.bvms.
To export configuration data:
1.
On the System menu, click Export Configuration....
The Export Configuration File dialog box is displayed.
Note: If your current working copy configuration is not activated (
is active), you
export this working copy and not the activated configuration.
2.
Click Save.
3.
Enter a filename.
The current configuration is exported. A .zip file with database and user data is created.
To perform a backup:
1.
Stop the service Bosch VMS Central Server on the (Enterprise) Management Server.
2.
Copy the file elements.bvms to the desired directory for backup.
3.
Start the service Bosch VMS Central Server on the (Enterprise) Management Server.
The VRM configuration is stored in a single encrypted file config.xml.
The file can be copied and stored for backup while the VRM service is up and running.
The file is encrypted and contains all VRM relevant data such as:
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User data
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All system devices and their VRM relevant settings
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Parts of the VRM configuration are also stored in the Bosch VMS configuration. When you
change something within these data, it is written to config.xml after activating the Bosch VMS
configuration.
The following settings are not stored in the Bosch VMS configuration:
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VRM Settings > Main Settings
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Network > SNMP
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Service > Advanced
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Recording preferences
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Load Balancing
When you change something on one of these pages, it is written immediately to the VRM
Server and not saved in the Bosch VMS configuration.
To save VRM configuration:
4
Copy Config.xml to safe location.
You can find this file in the following directory for a Primary VRM:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bosch\Video Recording Manager\primary\VRM Server
You can find this file in the following directory for a Secondary VRM:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bosch\Video Recording Manager\secondary\VRM Server
6.13
Replacing a device
This chapter provides information on how to repair the system for example when devices fail
and must be replaced.
Prerequisite
The maintenance tasks have been performed.
See also
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6.13.1
Maintaining Bosch VMS, page 101
Replacing a MS / EMS
There is no difference between Management Server and Enterprise Management Server
replacement.
You can either restore the configuration of the old Management Server or Enterprise
Management Server or you can import the exported configuration.
When you restore the configuration, the Server ID remains unchanged.
When you import the configuration, the Server ID of the new system is used. You need a new
Server ID if you want to create an Enterprise System using an exported configuration that you
import in each Management Server as a template. Each Management Server in this Enterprise
System must have a unique Server ID.
You can import an exported configuration and the user settings of this configuration. The user
settings contain the users that were added in this configuration and their settings in
Operator Client like window sizes and favorites.
Note: Importing a configuration does not restore the version history of the old configuration.
When you import a configuration, no user settings are imported. You must manually restore
the exported user settings.
To import the configuration:
1.
On the System menu, click Import Configuration....
The Import Configuration File dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired file for import and click Open.
The Import Configuration... dialog box is displayed.
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Enter the appropriate password and click OK.
The Configuration Client is restarted. You must logon again.
The imported configuration is not activated but editable in Configuration Client.
To restore the exported configuration:
You can only access (copy, delete) this file when the Bosch VMS Central Server service is
stopped.
1.
Stop the service Bosch VMS Central Server on the (Enterprise) Management Server.
2.
If required, rename the backup file to Elements.bvms.
3.
Replace the existing Elements.bvms.
4.
Start the service Bosch VMS Central Server on the (Enterprise) Management Server.
Note: To reset the system to an empty configuration, stop the service and delete the
Elements.bvms.
Further configuration files:
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Elements.bvms.bak (from V.2.2 on): Automatic backup file of the last activation including
version history. Later changes of the configuration being not activated, are not included.
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Elements_Backup******.bvms: Configuration from an older version. This file is created
after a software update.
To restore the exported user settings:
1.
Extract the zip file that was created during the maintenance export.
The export.bvms file and the UserData directory are extracted.
2.
On the desired (Enterprise) Management Server: Copy the UserData directory to C:
\ProgramData\Bosch\VMS\.
6.13.2
Replacing a VRM
To replace the VRM device from within Bosch VMS:
Prerequisite is an installed OS with correct network settings and the correct version of VRM
(for example from the suitable Bosch VMS Setup DVD).
1.
Start Bosch VMS Configuration Client.
2.
In the Device Tree, select the VRM device.
3.
Perform the settings on the following pages, then save and activate the configuration:
–
Main window > Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
–
Main window > Devices > Expand
> Expand
> VRM Settings > Main Settings
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Main window > Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Network > SNMP
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Main window > Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Service > Advanced
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Main window > Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
>
> Expand
>
>
> Advanced
Settings > Recording Preferences
–
Main window > Devices > Expand
> Load Balancing
To replace the VRM device without Bosch VMS:
Prerequisite is an installed OS with correct network settings and the correct version of VRM
(e.g. from the suitable Bosch Bosch VMS SetupDVD).
You use the original backup config.xml from the VRM device, containing all configuration
settings (no further settings are required).
1.
Stop the Video Recording Manager service.
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Copy config.xml to the new server.
3.
Start the Video Recording Manager service.
To replace an iSCSI device (planned failover):
1.
Add the new iSCSI device.
2.
Using Configuration Manager, on the iSCSI device to be replaced, configure all LUNs as
read-only.
Note: You can remove the old iSCSI device when the old recordings are no longer required.
6.13.3
Replacing an encoder or decoder
Caution!
Do not remove a device from the Device Tree if you want to retain its recordings. For
replacing this device, exchange the hardware.
Replacing an encoder/decoder of the same type
Prerequisite is a factory default device (IP Address = 192.168.0.1).
1.
Disconnect the old device from the network.
2.
Do not delete the device from the Device Tree in the Bosch VMS Configuration Client!
When deleting the device from VRM, recording is lost.
3.
Connect the new device of the same type to the network.
Caution!
The next steps require the above mentioned default IP address. With DHCP assigned IP
addresses you cannot perform the initial device scan.
4.
Configuration Client: On the Hardware menu, click Initial Device Scan....
The Initial Device Scan dialog box is displayed.
5.
Click a cell to change the desired address. For changing multiple devices, select the
desired rows. You can select multiple devices by pressing the CTRL- or the SHIFT-key.
Then right-click the selected rows and click Set IP Addresses... or click Set Subnet
Mask... to change the corresponding values.
You must enter the correct subnet mask and IP address.
Subnet mask and IP Address must be identical to the replaced device.
6.
Click OK.
7.
After a few seconds you can access the device setting in the Device Tree.
8.
Change all required device settings that are not controlled by Bosch VMS (refer to
information below).
9.
Save and activate.
Notes:
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The initial device scan only finds devices with default IP addresses (192.168.0.1) or
duplicate IP addresses.
–
Do not use the VRM or NVR scan to scan defaulted devices since you will not be able to
change the IP address afterwards.
Replacing an encoder with DHCP assigned IP address:
Prerequisite is a factory default encoder (DHCP assigned IP).
1.
Connect the encoder to the Ethernet port of your computer directly.
2.
Write down the network adapter configuration for TCP/IPv4 to restore it later.
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On the network adapter of your computer, configure the following fixed IP address and
subnet mask for your network adapter:
192.168.0.2
255.255.255.0
4.
Start Internet Explorer.
5.
In the Address bar, type in 192.168.0.1.
The Web page of the device is displayed.
6.
Click Settings, then click Network.
7.
On the Network page, in the DHCP list, select Off.
8.
In the IP address field, in the Subnet mask field and in the Gateway address field, type
in the required values valid for your network.
9.
Click Set and Reboot.
10. Restore the network adapter configuration.
Replacing an encoder/decoder of another device type
–
Disconnect the old device from the network.
–
Do not delete the device from the Device Tree in the Bosch VMS Configuration Client!
When deleting the device from an NVR, recording is lost.
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Connect the new device of the new type to the network.
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder
Devices > Right-click
> Click Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder
dialog box
or
Main window >
dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Click Edit Decoder >
Edit Decoder dialog box
After an upgrade of the device, you can update its device capabilities. A message text informs
you whether the retrieved device capabilities match the device capabilities stored in
Bosch VMS.
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To update:
1.
Click OK.
A message box is displayed with the following text:
If you apply the device capabilities, the recording settings and the event settings for
this device may change. Check these settings for this device.
2.
Click OK.
The device capabilities are updated.
Replacing a VSG camera
When you replace a VSG camera, ensure that the replaced camera has the same type, the
same IP address and the same ONVIV profile as the old camera.
Additionally you must perform the following settings on a new AXIS camera via the Web
interface of the VSG camera before replacing the old AXIS camera:
–
Set a password for user root
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Configure time synchronization
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Disable link-local address
–
Create an ONVIF user
–
Disable replay attack protection
Settings controlled by Bosch VMS
Encoders and decoders configured in a Bosch VMS system are controlled by the Bosch VMS
Server and thus cannot be shared with other applications.
You can use the Bosch VMS Device Monitor to check which device show a mismatching
configuration deviating from the Bosch VMS configuration.
Bosch VMS Configuration Client offers configuration pages for all BVIP devices.
The scale of settings depends on the particular BVIP model (e. g. VIPX 1600 XFM4).
Bosch VMS keeps control of all BVIP settings required for a seamless integration into a
Bosch VMS system.
Settings controlled by Bosch VMS:
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Camera name
–
Time server settings
–
Recording Management (profiles, retention times, schedules)
–
Definitions of quality settings
–
Passwords
Stored in the Bosch VMS configuration but not changed on the devices:
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IP address (you can change IP addresses with Bosch VMS IP Device Configuration)
–
Relay / input names (difference between names in the device and names configured in
Bosch VMS is displayed)
System events for mismatching device configuration
–
SystemInfo events are generated, once the configuration of a device has been fixed
during a periodic check.
–
SystemWarning events are generated, once a mismatching configuration has been
detected on a device for the first time. Subsequent checks do not raise this event until
the configuration has been corrected by an activation or a periodic fix.
–
SytemError events are generated, once an error regarding configuration has been
detected during activation or periodic checks. Subsequent checks do not raise this event
until the configuration has been corrected by an activation or a periodic fix.
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Replacing an Operator Client
To replace an Operator Client workstation:
1.
Replace the computer.
2.
Start the Bosch VMS Setup on the new computer.
3.
In the list of components to be installed, select Operator Client.
If required, select other components that were installed on the replaced computer.
4.
6.13.5
Install the software.
Final tests
To check MS / EMS replacement and Operator Client replacement:
1.
Activate the configuration.
2.
Start Operator Client.
3.
Check the Logical Tree in Operator Client.
It must be identical with Logical Tree in Configuration Client.
To check VRM replacement:
4
6.13.6
Start VRM Monitor and check the active recordings.
Recovering Divar IP 3000/7000
Refer to the Installation Manuals of DIVAR IP 3000 or DIVAR IP 7000. In the chapter on
recovering the unit you find how to proceed.
6.14
Configuring time synchronization
Notice!
Ensure that the time of the all computers of Bosch VMS is synchronized with Management
Server. Otherwise you can loose recordings.
Configure the time server software on Management Server. On the other computers,
configure the IP address of Management Server as time server using standard Windows
procedures.
6.15
Configuring the storage media of an encoder
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
>
> Advanced
Settings > Recording Management
Note: Ensure that the desired cameras of this encoder are added to the Logical Tree.
You must configure the storage media of an encoder to use the ANR function.
Note: If you want to configure the storage media of an encoder that has already been added to
your system and is recorded via VRM, ensure that secondary recording is stopped:
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The ANR function only works on encoders with firmware version 5.90 or later. Not all encoder
types support ANR even if the correct firmware version is installed.
To configure the storage media of an encoder:
1.
Under Secondary Recording, in the Preferred storage target type list, select the storage
media. Depending on the device type, different media are available.
2.
If required, click the … button to format the storage media.
After the successful formatting process, the storage media is ready for use with the
ANR function.
3.
Configure the ANR function for this encoder on the Cameras and Recording page.
See also
6.16
–
Recording Management page, page 294
–
Configuring the ANR function, page 194
Creating an Enterprise System
Perform the following tasks to create an Enterprise System on an Enterprise Management
Server and on multiple Management Server computers:
1.
Configuring the Server List for Enterprise System, page 109
2.
Creating an Enterprise User Group , page 110
3.
Creating an Enterprise Account , page 111
This example covers the Scenario 1 described in the Enterprise System , page 26 chapter:
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Figure 6.1: Enterprise Scenario 1
You need valid licenses for using an Enterprise System.
6.16.1
Configuring the Server List for Enterprise System
Main window >
Devices > Enterprise System > Server List / Address Book
You configure multiple Management Server computers in the Server List of an appropriate
Management Server.
For simultaneous access you must configure one or more Enterprise User Groups. This
changes this Management Server to an Enterprise Management Server.
A user of Operator Client can log on with a user name of an Enterprise User Group to get
simultaneous access to the Management Server computers configured in the Server List.
Operating permissions are configured on the Enterprise Management Server in
User
Groups, Enterprise User Group tab.
Device permissions are configured on each Management Server in
User Groups,
Enterprise Access tab.
1.
Click
to save the settings.
2.
Click
to undo the last setting.
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Click
to activate the configuration.
To add servers:
1.
Click Add Server.
The Add Server dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type in a display name for the server and type in the private network address (DNS name
or IP address).
3.
If required, type in a public network address (DNS name or IP address) for remote
access.
4.
Click OK.
5.
Repeat these steps until you have added all desired Management Server computers.
To add colums:
4
Right-click on the table header and click Add column.
You can add up to 10 columns.
To delete a column, right-click the desired column and click Delete column.
P
When you export the Server List, the added columns are also exported.
The Management Server computers for your Enterprise System are configured.
Now configure the desired Enterprise User Groups and the Enterprise Access.
The following screenshot shows an example:
Related Topics
6.16.2
–
Enterprise System , page 26
–
Server List / Address Book page, page 234
–
User Groups page, page 370
–
Using Server Lookup, page 98
Creating an Enterprise User Group
Main window >
User Groups
You perform the task of creating an Enterprise User Group for an Enterprise Management
system on the Enterprise Management Server.
You create an Enterprise User Group with users to configure their operating permissions.
These operating permissions are available on an Operator Client that is connected to the
Enterprise Management Server. An example of an operating permission is the user interface of
the alarm monitor.
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To create an Enterprise User Group:
1.
Click the Enterprise User Groups tab.
2.
Click
.
The New Enterprise User Group dialog box is displayed.
3.
Type in the name and a description.
4.
Click OK.
The Enterprise User Group is added to the corresponding tree.
5.
Configure the operating permissions and server access for the configured Management
Server computers as required.
The following screenshot shows an example:
See also
6.16.3
–
User Group Properties page, page 372
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Operator Features page, page 381
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Priorities page, page 384
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User Interface page, page 384
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Server Access page, page 385
Creating an Enterprise Account
Main window >
User Groups
Caution!
At least one device must be configured in the Device Tree before you can add an Enterprise
Account.
You perform the task of creating an Enterprise Account on a Management Server. Repeat this
task on each Management Server that is a member of your Enterprise System.
You create an Enterprise Account to configure the device permissions for an Operator Client
using an Enterprise System.
To create an Enterprise Account:
1.
Click the Enterprise Access tab.
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.
The New Enterprise Account dialog box is displayed.
3.
Type in the name and a description.
4.
Click OK.
The Enterprise Account is added to the corresponding tree.
5.
Configure the credentials and the device permissions as required.
The following screenshot shows an example:
See also
6.17
–
Credentials page, page 380
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Logical Tree page, page 381
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Events and Alarms page, page 378
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Control Priorities, page 376
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Camera Permissions page, page 375
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Decoder Permissions page, page 377
Configuring the mounting position of a panoramic camera
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
>
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>
Devices >
>
or
Main window >
To configure:
1.
Click Main Settings > Initialization.
2.
In the Calibration field, set the mounting position.
See also
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Creating an Enterprise System
Perform the following tasks to create an Enterprise System on an Enterprise Management
Server and on multiple Management Server computers:
1.
Configuring the Server List for Enterprise System, page 114
2.
Creating an Enterprise User Group , page 116
3.
Creating an Enterprise Account , page 116
This example covers the Scenario 1 described in the Enterprise System , page 26 chapter:
Figure 7.1: Enterprise Scenario 1
You need valid licenses for using an Enterprise System.
7.1
Configuring the Server List for Enterprise System
Main window >
Devices > Enterprise System > Server List / Address Book
You configure multiple Management Server computers in the Server List of an appropriate
Management Server.
For simultaneous access you must configure one or more Enterprise User Groups. This
changes this Management Server to an Enterprise Management Server.
A user of Operator Client can log on with a user name of an Enterprise User Group to get
simultaneous access to the Management Server computers configured in the Server List.
Operating permissions are configured on the Enterprise Management Server in
User
Groups, Enterprise User Group tab.
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Device permissions are configured on each Management Server in
User Groups,
Enterprise Access tab.
1.
Click
to save the settings.
2.
Click
to undo the last setting.
3.
Click
to activate the configuration.
To add servers:
1.
Click Add Server.
The Add Server dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type in a display name for the server and type in the private network address (DNS name
or IP address).
3.
If required, type in a public network address (DNS name or IP address) for remote
access.
4.
Click OK.
5.
Repeat these steps until you have added all desired Management Server computers.
To add colums:
4
Right-click on the table header and click Add column.
You can add up to 10 columns.
To delete a column, right-click the desired column and click Delete column.
P
When you export the Server List, the added columns are also exported.
The Management Server computers for your Enterprise System are configured.
Now configure the desired Enterprise User Groups and the Enterprise Access.
The following screenshot shows an example:
Related Topics
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Enterprise System , page 26
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Server List / Address Book page, page 234
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User Groups page, page 370
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Creating an Enterprise User Group
Main window >
User Groups
You perform the task of creating an Enterprise User Group for an Enterprise Management
system on the Enterprise Management Server.
You create an Enterprise User Group with users to configure their operating permissions.
These operating permissions are available on an Operator Client that is connected to the
Enterprise Management Server. An example of an operating permission is the user interface of
the alarm monitor.
To create an Enterprise User Group:
1.
Click the Enterprise User Groups tab.
2.
Click
.
The New Enterprise User Group dialog box is displayed.
3.
Type in the name and a description.
4.
Click OK.
The Enterprise User Group is added to the corresponding tree.
5.
Configure the operating permissions and server access for the configured Management
Server computers as required.
The following screenshot shows an example:
See also
7.3
–
User Group Properties page, page 372
–
Operator Features page, page 381
–
Priorities page, page 384
–
User Interface page, page 384
–
Server Access page, page 385
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Main window >
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Caution!
At least one device must be configured in the Device Tree before you can add an Enterprise
Account.
You perform the task of creating an Enterprise Account on a Management Server. Repeat this
task on each Management Server that is a member of your Enterprise System.
You create an Enterprise Account to configure the device permissions for an Operator Client
using an Enterprise System.
To create an Enterprise Account:
1.
Click the Enterprise Access tab.
2.
Click
.
The New Enterprise Account dialog box is displayed.
3.
Type in the name and a description.
4.
Click OK.
The Enterprise Account is added to the corresponding tree.
5.
Configure the credentials and the device permissions as required.
The following screenshot shows an example:
See also
–
Credentials page, page 380
–
Logical Tree page, page 381
–
Events and Alarms page, page 378
–
Control Priorities, page 376
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Camera Permissions page, page 375
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Configuring the Server List for Enterprise System
Main window >
Devices > Enterprise System > Server List / Address Book
You configure multiple Management Server computers in the Server List of an appropriate
Management Server.
For simultaneous access you must configure one or more Enterprise User Groups. This
changes this Management Server to an Enterprise Management Server.
A user of Operator Client can log on with a user name of an Enterprise User Group to get
simultaneous access to the Management Server computers configured in the Server List.
Operating permissions are configured on the Enterprise Management Server in
User
Groups, Enterprise User Group tab.
Device permissions are configured on each Management Server in
User Groups,
Enterprise Access tab.
1.
Click
to save the settings.
2.
Click
to undo the last setting.
3.
Click
to activate the configuration.
To add servers:
1.
Click Add Server.
The Add Server dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type in a display name for the server and type in the private network address (DNS name
or IP address).
3.
If required, type in a public network address (DNS name or IP address) for remote
access.
4.
Click OK.
5.
Repeat these steps until you have added all desired Management Server computers.
To add colums:
4
Right-click on the table header and click Add column.
You can add up to 10 columns.
To delete a column, right-click the desired column and click Delete column.
P
When you export the Server List, the added columns are also exported.
The Management Server computers for your Enterprise System are configured.
Now configure the desired Enterprise User Groups and the Enterprise Access.
The following screenshot shows an example:
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Enterprise System , page 26
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Server List / Address Book page, page 234
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User Groups page, page 370
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Configuring Server Lookup
Main window >
Devices > Enterprise System > Server List / Address Book
For Server Lookup, the user of Operator Client or Configuration Client logs on with a user
name of a normal user group, not as a user of an Enterprise User Group.
1.
Click
to save the settings.
2.
Click
to undo the last setting.
3.
Click
to activate the configuration.
To add servers:
1.
Click Add Server.
The Add Server dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type in a display name for the server and type in the private network address (DNS name
or IP address).
3.
If required, type in a public network address (DNS name or IP address) for remote
access.
4.
Click OK.
5.
Repeat these steps until you have added all desired Management Server computers.
To add colums:
4
Right-click on the table header and click Add column.
You can add up to 10 columns.
To delete a column, right-click the desired column and click Delete column.
P
When you export the Server List, the added columns are also exported.
The Management Server computers for Server Lookup are configured.
The following screenshot shows an example:
Related Topics
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Server Lookup , page 33
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Server List / Address Book page, page 234
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Using Server Lookup, page 98
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Exporting the Server List
Main window >
Devices > Enterprise System > Server List / Address Book
You can export the Server List with all configured properties for editing and later import.
When you edit the exported csv file in an external editor, note the limitations described in the
Server List, page 35 chapter.
To export:
1.
Right-click on the table header and click Export Server List....
2.
Type in a name for the export file and click Save.
P
All columns of the Server List are exported as a csv file.
Related Topics
9.2
–
Server Lookup , page 33
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Server List, page 35
–
Server List / Address Book page, page 234
Importing a Server List
Main window >
Devices > Enterprise System > Server List / Address Book
When you have edited the exported csv file in an external editor, note the limitations
described in the Server List, page 35 chapter.
To import:
1.
Right-click on the table header and click Import Server List....
2.
Click the desired file and click Open.
Related Topics
–
Server Lookup , page 33
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Server List, page 35
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Server List / Address Book page, page 234
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Adding an unmanaged site
Main window >
Devices >
You can add a video network device to the Unmanaged Sites item of the Device Tree.
It is assumed that all unmanaged network devices of an unmanaged site are located in the
same time zone.
To create:
1.
Right-click
and then click Add Unmanaged Site.
The Add Unmanaged Site dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type in a site name and a description.
3.
In the Time zone list, select the appropriate entry.
4.
Click OK.
A new unmanaged site is added to the system.
5.
Right-click this item and then click Add Unmanaged Network Device.
The Add Unmanaged Network Device dialog is displayed.
6.
Select the desired device type.
7.
Type in a valid IP address and credentials for this device.
8.
Click OK.
You can now add this unmanaged site to the Logical Tree.
Please note that only the site is visible in the Logical Tree but not the network devices
belonging to this site.
See also
10.1
–
Add Unmanaged Network Device dialog box , page 288
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Unmanaged Sites page, page 287
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Unmanaged site, page 31
Importing unmanaged sites
Main window >
Devices >
You can import a CSV file containing a configuration of a DVR or another Bosch VMS that you
want to import in your Bosch VMS as an unmanaged site.
To import:
1.
Right-click
2.
Click the desired file and click Open.
and then click Import Unmanaged Sites.
One or more new unmanaged site is added to the system.
You can now add these unmanaged sites to the Logical Tree.
Note: If an error occurs and the file cannot be imported, an error message informs you
accordingly.
See also
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Structure of CSV file for importing unmanaged sites , page 32
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Configuring the time zone
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
You can configure the time zone of an unmanaged site. This is useful when a user of
Operator Client wants to access an unmanaged site using a computer with Operator Client
located in another time zone than this unmanaged site.
To configure the time zone:
4
In the Time zone list, select the appropriate entry.
See also
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Unmanaged Sites page, page 287
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Managing VRM storage
Main window >
Devices >
This chapter provides information on how to configure the VRM storage in your system.
11.1
1.
Click
to save the settings.
2.
Click
to undo the last setting.
3.
Click
to activate the configuration.
Synchronizing Bosch VMS configuration
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Synchronize Bosch
VMS Configuration command
As of Bosch VMS 6.0, VRM 3.50 is supported. When you do not upgrade VRM to version 3.50
during the upgrade to Bosch VMS 6.0, recording continues but you cannot change the
configuration of the old VRM.
If you upgraded your VRM software to version 3.50, you must manually synchronize the
Bosch VMS configuration.
11.2
Scanning for VRM devices
Main window >
Devices >
In your network, you need a VRM service running on a computer, and an iSCSI device.
Caution!
When you add an iSCSI device with no targets and LUNs configured, start a default
configuration and add the IQN of each encoder to this iSCSI device.
When you add an iSCSI device with targets and LUNs pre-configured, add the IQN of each
encoder to this iSCSI device.
See Configuring an iSCSI device, page 130 for details.
The system supports you with a scan for devices.
To add VRM devices via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for VRM Devices.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
In the Role list, select the desired role.
It depends on the current type of the VRM device which new role you can select.
If you select Mirrored or Failover, the next configuration step is additionally required.
4.
Click Next >.
5.
In the Master VRM list, select the Master VRM for the selected Mirrored or Failover VRM.
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Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
7.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
8.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
See also
11.3
–
Bosch VMS Scan Wizard, page 267
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VRM Devices page, page 269
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Configuring an iSCSI device, page 130
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Dual / failover recording, page 40
Adding a Primary VRM manually
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Add VRM > Add VRM dialog box
You can add a Primary VRM device manually if you know the IP address and password.
To add a Primary VRM device:
1.
Make the required settings for your VRM device.
2.
In the Type list, select the Primary entry.
3.
Click OK.
The VRM device is added.
See also
11.4
–
Add VRM dialog box, page 270
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Dual / failover recording, page 40
Adding a Secondary VRM manually
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Add VRM > Add VRM dialog box
Notice!
For configuring a Secondary VRM you must first install the appropriate software on the
desired computer. Run Setup.exe and select Secondary VRM.
You can add a Secondary VRM device manually if you know the IP address and password.
To add a Secondary VRM device:
1.
Make the required settings for your VRM device.
2.
In the Type list, select the Secondary entry.
3.
Click OK.
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The VRM device is added.
You can now configure the Secondary VRM like any Primary VRM.
See also
11.5
–
Add VRM dialog box, page 270
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Dual / failover recording, page 40
Adding a Mirrored VRM manually
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Click Add Mirrored
VRM > Add VRM dialog box
Notice!
For configuring a Secondary VRM you must first install the appropriate software on the
desired computer. Run Setup.exe and select Secondary VRM.
Only a Secondary VRM can take over the role of a Mirrored VRM. You add a Mirrored VRM to a
Primary VRM.
You can add a Mirrored VRM device manually if you know the IP address and password. The
initially selected VRM is the Master VRM for this Mirrored VRM.
To add a Mirrored VRM device:
1.
Make the required settings for your VRM device.
2.
Ensure that the correct Master VRM is selected. If not, cancel this procedure.
3.
Click OK.
The Mirrored VRM device is added to the selected Primary VRM.
See also
11.6
–
Add VRM dialog box, page 270
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Dual / failover recording, page 40
Adding a Failover VRM manually
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Click Add Failover VRM
> Add Failover VRM dialog box
Notice!
For configuring a Secondary VRM you must first install the appropriate software on the
desired computer. Run Setup.exe and select Secondary VRM.
Either a Primary VRM or a Secondary VRM can take over the role of a Failover VRM. You add a
Primary Failover VRM to a Primary VRM or you add a Secondary Failover VRM to a Secondary
VRM.
You can add a Failover VRM device manually if you know the IP address and password. The
initially selected VRM is the Master VRM for this Failover VRM.
You can effectively assign a Failover VRM to a Master VRM only when both are online and are
successfully authenticated. The passwords are then synchronized.
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To add a Failover VRM device:
1.
Make the required settings for your VRM device.
2.
Ensure that the correct Master VRM is selected. If not, cancel this procedure.
3.
Click OK.
P
The Failover VRM device is added to the selected Master VRM.
See also
11.7
–
Add Failover VRM dialog box, page 271
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Dual / failover recording, page 40
Adding a VRM pool
Main window >
Devices > Expand
To add a VRM pool:
4
Right-click
or
and click Add Pool.
A new pool is added to the system.
See also
–
11.8
iSCSI storage pool, page 38
Adding an iSCSI device
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
To add an iSCSI device:
1.
Right-click
and click Add iSCSI Device.
The Add iSCSI Device dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type the desired display name, the network address of an iSCSI device, and the device
type and click OK.
The iSCSI device is added to the selected VRM pool.
If required, add targets and LUNs.
11.9
Configuring automatic recording mode on a pool
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
Notice:
If you have configured a failover recording mode earlier, this configuration is overwritten.
To configure:
4
In the Recording preferences mode list, select Automatic.
After activation of the configuration the Automatic recording mode is active. On the
Recording Preferences page of an encoder, the primary and the secondary target list are
disabled.
Related Topics
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Adding a DSA E-Series iSCSI device
Main window >
Devices >
> Expand
>
You can either add an E-Series iSCSI device that is already initialized or you add an E-Series
iSCSI device that is not initialized.
You can add LUNs larger than 2 TB if the pool is enabled for large LUNs.
LUNs larger than 2 TB ("large LUNs") are not supported by the following devices:
–
VRM devices earlier than 3.60
–
VSG devices with firmware version earlier than 6.30
–
Encoders with firmware version earlier than 6.30
Bosch VMS prevents you to perform the following procedures:
–
Add or move devices with firmware version earlier than 6.30 to a pool that allows large
LUNs.
–
Add or move devices that are currently not connected to the network, to a pool that
allows large LUNs.
–
Add or move an iSCSI device that contains large LUNs, to a pool that does not allow large
LUNs.
–
Allow large LUNs on a pool that contains devices with firmware version earlier than 6.30.
–
Disable large LUNs on a pool with an iSCSI device that contains large LUNs.
Please move devices with firmware earlier than 6.30 to a pool that does not allow large LUNs.
To add an initialized iSCSI device:
1.
Right-click
and then click Add DSA E-Series Device.
The Add DSA E-Series Device dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type in the management IP address and the password.
3.
Click Connect.
If connection is established, the fields in the Controller group and/or the 2nd Controller
group are filled.
4.
Click OK.
The device is added to the system.
The available targets are automatically scanned and the LUNS are displayed.
You can use the iSCSI device.
If the pool is enabled for large LUNs, and the iSCSI device has large LUNs configured, the
Large LUN column displays a checkmark for the affected LUNs.
To add a not initialized iSCSI device:
1.
Right-click
and then click Add DSA E-Series Device.
The Add DSA E-Series Device dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type in the management IP address and the password.
3.
Click Connect.
If connection is established, the fields in the Controller group and/or the 2nd Controller
group are filled.
4.
Click OK.
The device is added to the system.
5.
Click
6.
Click the Basic Configuration tab.
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Type in the desired LUN capacity.
If you type in a value larger than 2 TB, you must enable your pool for LUNs larger than 2
TB.
8.
Click Initialize.
The LUNs are created.
9.
Click Close.
10. Right-click the iSCSI device, and then click Scan Target.
The LUNs are displayed with an unknown state.
11. Save and activate the configuration.
12. Format all LUNs.
13. If you added an iSCSI device with dual controller, remove the desired LUNs from the first
controller, right-click the second controller, and click Scan Target to add these LUNs.
See also
11.11
–
Add DSA E-Series Device dialog box, page 278
–
Basic Configuration page, page 279
–
Formatting a LUN, page 133
Configuring an iSCSI device
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
After adding VRM devices, iSCSI devices, and encoders, perform the following tasks to ensure
that video data of encoders is stored on the iSCSI devices or video data can be retrieved from
these iSCSI devices:
–
Execute the default configuration to create LUNs on each target of the iSCSI device.
This step is optional. You do not need to perform this step on an iSCSI device with LUNs
pre-configured.
–
Scan the iSCSI device to add the targets and LUNs to the Device Tree after default
configuration.
Note:
Not all iSCSI devices support the default configuration and automatic IQN mapping.
Prerequisite:
The iSCSI device must be configured with valid IP addresses.
To perform basic configuration of an DSA E-Series iSCSI device:
4
Expand the appropriate VRM device
1.
Click the Basic Configuration tab.
2.
Type in the desired LUN capacity.
and
, click the appropriate iSCSI device
.
If you type in a value larger than 2 TB, you must enable your pool for LUNs larger than 2
TB.
3.
Click Initialize.
The LUNs are created.
4.
Click Close.
5.
Right-click the iSCSI device, and then click Scan Target.
The LUNs are displayed with an unknown state.
6.
Save and activate the configuration.
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7.
Format all LUNs.
8.
If you added an iSCSI device with dual controller, remove the desired LUNs from the first
controller, right-click the second controller, and click Scan Target to add these LUNs.
To perform basic configuration on other iSCSI devices:
1.
Click the Basic Configuration tab.
2.
Type in the desired LUN count.
3.
Click Set.
The LUNs are created.
4.
Click Close.
5.
Right-click the iSCSI device, and then click Scan Target.
The LUNs are displayed with an unknown state.
6.
Save and activate the configuration.
7.
Format all LUNs.
To perform IQN mapping for other iSCSI devices:
1.
Expand the appropriate VRM device
and
, click the appropriate iSCSI device
.
2.
Right-click
and click Map IQNs.
The iqn-Mapper dialog box is displayed and the process is started.
The encoders that are assigned to the selected VRM device are evaluated and their IQNs
are added to this iSCSI device.
3.
Click
4.
Click
to save the settings.
to activate the configuration.
See also
11.12
–
Basic Configuration page, page 279
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Load Balancing dialog box, page 279
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iqn-Mapper dialog box, page 280
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Formatting a LUN, page 133
Moving an iSCSI system to another pool
Main window > Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
You move a device from one pool to another within the same VRM device without any
recording loss.
To move:
1.
Right-click
and click Change Pool ....
The Change pool dialog box is displayed.
2.
In the New Pool: list, select the desired pool.
3.
Click OK.
The device is moved to the selected pool.
See also
–
Change Pool for dialog box, page 276
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Adding a LUN
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
Usually the network scan adds the desired iSCSI devices with their targets and LUNs
automatically. If your network scan did not work correctly or you want to configure your iSCSI
device offline before it is actually integrated into your network, you configure a target in your
iSCSI device and on this target you configure one or more LUNs.
You can add LUNs larger than 2 TB if the pool is enabled for large LUNs.
LUNs larger than 2 TB ("large LUNs") are not supported by the following devices:
–
VRM devices earlier than 3.60
–
VSG devices with firmware version earlier than 6.30
–
Encoders with firmware version earlier than 6.30
Bosch VMS prevents you to perform the following procedures:
–
Add or move devices with firmware version earlier than 6.30 to a pool that allows large
LUNs.
–
Add or move devices that are currently not connected to the network, to a pool that
allows large LUNs.
–
Add or move an iSCSI device that contains large LUNs, to a pool that does not allow large
LUNs.
–
Allow large LUNs on a pool that contains devices with firmware version earlier than 6.30.
–
Disable large LUNs on a pool with an iSCSI device that contains large LUNs.
Please move devices with firmware earlier than 6.30 to a pool that does not allow large LUNs.
To add:
1.
If required, click to select Allow LUNs larger than 2 TB.
2.
Right-click
and click Scan Target.
The target
is added.
3.
Click the target.
The LUNs page is displayed.
4.
Click Add.
The Add LUN dialog box is displayed.
5.
Enter the desired LUN number and click Ok.
The LUN is added as a new row in the table.
Repeat this step for each desired LUN.
Notes:
–
To remove a LUN, click Remove.
The video data remains on this LUN.
–
To format a LUN, click Format LUN.
All data on this LUN is removed!
See also
–
Pool page, page 272
–
LUNs page, page 281
–
Add LUN dialog box, page 281
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Formatting a LUN
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
You format a LUN to prepare it for the first use.
Notice!
All data on the LUN is lost after formatting.
To configure:
1.
Select the desired LUN and, in the Format column, click to check.
2.
Click Format LUN.
3.
Read the displayed message carefully and confirm the message if desired.
The selected LUN is formatted. All data on this LUN is lost.
See also
–
11.15
LUNs page, page 281
Changing the password of a VRM device
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
To change the password:
1.
Right-click
and click Change VRM Password.
The Change Password dialog box is displayed.
2.
In the Old Password field, type in the appropriate password.
3.
In the New Password field, type in the new password and click and repeat this entry in
the second New Password field.
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4.
Click OK.
5.
Confirm the next dialog box.
P
The password is changed immediately on the device.
Configuring dual recording in the Device Tree
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>
You must disable the ANR function to configure dual recording.
If you configure dual recording for one camera of a multi-channel encoder, the system ensures
that the same recording target is configured for all cameras of this encoder.
You can configure dual recording by assigning encoders that are recorded by a Primary VRM to
a Secondary VRM. This is for example useful when you want to assign only a part of the
encoders that are recorded by a Primary VRM.
A Secondary VRM must already be added.
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To configure:
1.
Right-click
and click Add Encoder from Primary VRM.
The Add Encoders dialog box is displayed.
2.
Click to select the desired encoders.
When you select a pool or a VRM, all child items are automatically selected.
3.
Click OK.
The selected encoders are added to the Secondary VRM.
See also
–
Configuring dual recording in the Camera Table, page 194
–
Configuring the ANR function, page 194
–
Dual / failover recording, page 40
–
Adding a Secondary VRM manually, page 126
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Main window >
Devices
This chapter provides information on how to configure the devices in your system.
Changing the Device Tree impacts other pages of the Configuration Client:
–
Maps and Structure
With the devices of the Device Tree you create a user defined structure called Logical
Tree. Hence, if you remove a device from the Device Tree, this device is automatically
removed from the Logical Tree. But adding a device to the Device Tree does not add this
device to the Logical Tree.
–
Cameras and Recording
All cameras of the Device Tree are available in the Camera Table and the Recording
Tables. You cannot modify DiBos or Bosch Allegiant cameras.
–
Events
All devices of the Device Tree are available in the corresponding Event Tables.
–
User Groups
You can reduce the functional range of the devices on several permission pages (per user
group or Enterprise Account).
This chapter provides information on how to configure the encoders and decoders in your
system.
12.1
1.
Click
to save the settings.
2.
Click
to undo the last setting.
3.
Click
to activate the configuration.
Adding an encoder to a VRM pool
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
The system supports you with a scan for devices.
To add encoders via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Encoders.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the required encoders, select the desired VRM pool and click Assign to assign
them to the VRM pool.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
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Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
See also
–
12.2
Bosch VMS Scan Wizard, page 267
Moving an encoder to another pool
Main window > Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
>
You move a device from one pool to another within the same VRM device without any
recording loss.
To move:
1.
Right-click
and click Change Pool ....
The Change pool dialog box is displayed.
2.
In the New Pool: list, select the desired pool.
3.
Click OK.
The device is moved to the selected pool.
See also
–
12.3
Change Pool for dialog box, page 276
Adding a live only encoder
Main window >
Devices >
The system supports you with a scan for devices.
To add Bosch live only devices via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Live Only Encoders.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
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Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
To add ONVIF live only devices via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Live Only ONVIF Encoders.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
See also
12.4
–
Bosch VMS Scan Wizard, page 267
–
Live Only page, page 286
Adding a local storage encoder
Main window >
Devices >
The system supports you with a scan for devices.
To add local storage encoders via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Local Storage Encoders.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
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See also
12.5
–
Bosch VMS Scan Wizard, page 267
–
Local Storage page, page 287
Configuring an encoder / decoder
To configure an encoder:
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
or
Main window >
>
or
Main window >
Devices >
>
Devices >
>
or
Main window >
To configure a decoder:
Main window >
Devices > Expand
See the Online Help for the
pages for details.
Notice!
IP devices can be connected that do not have all configuration pages that are described here.
See also
–
12.6
Bosch Encoder / Decoder page, page 290
Updating the device capabilities
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder
dialog box
or
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Devices > Right-click
> Click Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder
dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Click Edit Decoder >
Edit Decoder dialog box
After an upgrade of the device, you can update its device capabilities. A message text informs
you whether the retrieved device capabilities match the device capabilities stored in
Bosch VMS.
To update:
1.
Click OK.
A message box is displayed with the following text:
If you apply the device capabilities, the recording settings and the event settings for
this device may change. Check these settings for this device.
2.
Click OK.
The device capabilities are updated.
See also
–
12.7
Edit Encoder / Edit Decoder dialog box, page 247
Configuring failover recording mode on an encoder
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
>
Prerequisites: On the Pool page, in the Recording preferences mode list, select Failover. If
Automatic is selected, the settings are performed automatically and cannot be configured.
If you want to use a secondary target for both automatic or failover mode: On the Pool page,
in the Secondary target usage list, select On.
It is recommended to configure at least 2 iSCSI devices for failover mode.
To configure:
1.
Click Advanced Settings.
2.
Click Recording Preferences.
3.
Under Primary target, select the entry for the required target. All storage systems
entered under Storage Systems will be shown in the list.
4.
Under Secondary target, select the entry for the required target. All storage systems
entered under Storage Systems are displayed in the list.
The changes are active immediately. An activation is not required.
Related Topics
–
Configuring automatic recording mode on a pool, page 128
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Configuring multiple encoders / decoders
Main window
You can modify the following properties of multiple encoders and decoders at once:
–
Display names
–
IP addresses
–
Firmware versions
Notice!
Changing the IP address of an IP device can make it unreachable.
To configure multiple IP addresses:
1.
On the Hardware menu, click IP Device Configuration.... The IP Device Configuration
dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the required devices. You can select multiple devices by pressing the CTRL- or the
SHIFT-key.
3.
Right-click the selected devices and click Set IP Addresses.... The Set IP Addresses
dialog box is displayed.
4.
In the Start with: field, type the first IP address.
5.
Click Calculate. In the End with: field, the last IP address of the range for the selected
devices is displayed.
6.
Click OK.
7.
In the IP Device Configuration... dialog box, click Apply.
The new IP addresses are updated in the selected devices.
To configure multiple display names:
1.
On the Hardware menu, click IP Device Configuration.... The IP Device Configuration
dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the required devices. Multiple selection is possible by pressing the SHIFT key.
3.
Right-click the selected devices and click Set Display Names... The Set Display Names
dialog box is displayed.
4.
In the Start with: field, type the first string.
5.
Click Calculate. In the End with: field, the last string of the range for the selected devices
is displayed.
6.
Click OK.
7.
In the IP Device Configuration... dialog box, click Apply.
The calculated names are updated in the selected devices.
To update firmware for multiple devices:
1.
On the Hardware menu, click IP Device Configuration.... The IP Device Configuration
dialog box is displayed.
12.9
2.
Select the required devices.
3.
Click Update Firmware.
4.
Select the file containing the update.
5.
Click OK.
Changing the password of an encoder / decoder
Main window >
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Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
Main window >
Devices >
>
Main window >
Devices >
>
>
Define and change a separate password for each level. Enter the password (19 characters
maximum; no special characters) for the selected level.
To change the password:
1.
Right-click
and click Change password....
The Enter password dialog box is displayed.
2.
In the Enter user name list, select the desired user for which you want to change the
password.
3.
In the Enter password for user field, type in the new password.
4.
Click OK.
P
The password is changed immediately on the device.
See also
–
12.10
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Providing the destination password for a decoder
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Click Add Decoder >
Add Decoder dialog box
To enable the access of a password protected encoder to a decoder, you must enter the
password of the user authorization level of the encoder as the destination password in the
decoder.
To provide:
1.
In the Enter user name list, select destination password.
2.
In the Enter password for user field, type in the new password.
3.
Click OK.
P
The password is changed immediately on the device.
See also
–
Enter password dialog box, page 249
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Configuring the storage media of an encoder
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
>
> Advanced
Settings > Recording Management
Note: Ensure that the desired cameras of this encoder are added to the Logical Tree.
You must configure the storage media of an encoder to use the ANR function.
Note: If you want to configure the storage media of an encoder that has already been added to
your system and is recorded via VRM, ensure that secondary recording is stopped:
The ANR function only works on encoders with firmware version 5.90 or later. Not all encoder
types support ANR even if the correct firmware version is installed.
To configure the storage media of an encoder:
1.
Under Secondary Recording, in the Preferred storage target type list, select the storage
media. Depending on the device type, different media are available.
2.
If required, click the … button to format the storage media.
After the successful formatting process, the storage media is ready for use with the
ANR function.
3.
Configure the ANR function for this encoder on the Cameras and Recording page.
See also
12.12
–
Recording Management page, page 294
–
Configuring the ANR function, page 194
Adding and removing an ONVIF profile
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
You can add, remove or change ONVIF profiles for a selected encoder.
To add:
1.
Click Add....
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2.
In the Add Profile dialog box, type a name for the profile.
3.
Click Next >.
4.
In the next dialog box, select the desired camera.
5.
Click Next >.
6.
In the next dialog box, select the desired non-recording encoder profile.
7.
Click Save.
The new profile is saved.
The settings of this profile are filled with the values from the selected encoder profile.
You can change these values if required.
To remove:
4
In the list, select a profile and click Remove.
To change:
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1.
In the list, select a profile.
2.
Change the settings as required.
Configuring ONVIF events
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
You configure Mapping Tables for mapping ONVIF events to Bosch VMS events.
You configure a Mapping Table for all ONVIF encoders of the same model or all ONVIF
encoders from the same manufacturer.
Click
to update ONVIF encoders that were added offline with the event mapping of an
already added ONVIF encoder with the same manufacturer and/or model name.
For multichannel encoders you can configure the event sources, for example a specific camera
or a relay.
To create a Mapping Table:
1.
Click
.
The Add Mapping Table dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type in a name for the Mapping Table.
3.
In the Manufacturer and the Model lists, select the entries if desired.
When you select <none> in both lists, the event mapping is only valid for this device.
When you select <none> in the Model list and the manufacturer name in the
Manufacturer list, the event mapping is valid for all devices with the same manufacturer.
When you select the available entries in both lists, the event mapping is valid for all
devices with the same manufacturer and model.
4.
Click OK.
You can now edit the Mapping Table, for example add a row to the Motion Detected
event.
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To edit a Mapping Table:
1.
Click
.
The Rename Mapping Table dialog box is displayed.
2.
Change the desired entries.
To add or remove event mappings:
1.
In the Mapping Table list, select the desired name.
2.
To add a row: Click Add row.
3.
In the row, select the desired entries.
When multiple rows are available, an event is triggered when only one of the rows is true.
4.
To remove a row: Click Remove row.
To remove a Mapping Table:
1.
In the Mapping Table list, click the name of the event mappings that you want to remove.
2.
Click
.
To configure an event source:
1.
Expand
and click
or
or
.
2.
Click the ONVIF Event Source tab.
3.
In the Trigger Event column, activate the event configured in this row.
4.
Select the desired event definitions.
See also
12.14
–
Enabling logging for ONVIF events, page 394
–
ONVIF events, page 61
–
ONVIF Encoder Events page, page 325
–
ONVIF Event Source page, page 340
Importing an ONVIF Mapping Table file
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
You can import an ONVIF Mapping Table available as a file (OMF file).
Released ONVIF Mapping files are stored in the following directory of Configuration Client:
–
%programdata%\Bosch\VMS\ONVIF
If the same Mapping Table name is already imported, an error message is displayed.
If a newer version of this file is imported, a warning is displayed. Click OK if you want to
import this file. Otherwise click Cancel.
To import:
1.
Click
2.
Select the desired file and click Open.
.
The Import Mapping Table dialog box is displayed.
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3.
Make the appropriate settings.
4.
Click OK.
See also
12.15
–
Import Mapping Table dialog box, page 327
–
ONVIF Encoder Events page, page 325
Exporting an ONVIF Mapping Table file
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
You can export an ONVIF Mapping Table as a file (OMF file). The Mapping Table is saved for
the selected encoder model.
To export:
1.
Click
.
2.
Type in a filename and click Save.
The ONVIF Mapping Table is exported as OMF file for the selected encoder model.
See also
–
12.16
ONVIF Encoder Events page, page 325
Encrypting live video
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder
Devices > Right-click
> Click Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder
dialog box
Main window >
dialog box
You can activate the encryption of live video transferred from an encoder to the following
devices if HTTPS port 443 is configured on the encoder:
–
Operator Client computer
–
Management Server computer
–
Configuration Client computer
–
VRM computer
–
Decoder
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Note:
When activated, the user of Operator Client cannot switch a stream to UDP and to UDP
multicast.
When activated, ANR does not work for the affected device.
When activated, encoder replay does not work on encoders with firmware earlier than 6.30.
To activate:
1.
Click to enable Secure connection (encryption).
2.
Click OK.
Encryption is enabled for this encoder.
See also
12.17
–
Network Access page, page 315
–
Edit Encoder / Edit Decoder dialog box, page 247
Managing the verification of authenticity
For activating the verification of authenticity on an encoder, you must perform the following
steps:
–
Configure the authentication on the encoder.
–
Download a certificate from the encoder.
–
Install this encoder certificate on the workstation used for authenticity verification.
See also
–
12.17.1
Verification of authenticity , page 69
Configuring the authentication
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
You can activate the verification of authenticity on an encoder.
To configure:
1.
Click Camera, and then click Video Input.
2.
In the Video authentication list, select SHA-256.
3.
In the Signature intervals list, select the desired value.
A small value increases the security, a large value reduces the load for the encoder.
4.
Click
.
See also
–
12.17.2
Video Input page, page 295
Downloading a certificate
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
or
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>
You can download a certificate from an encoder.
To download:
1.
Click Service, and then click Certificates.
2.
Select the desired certificate and click the Save icon.
3.
Select the appropriate directory for saving the certificate file.
4.
Rename the file extension of the certificate file to *.cer.
You can now install this certificate on the workstation where you want to verify authenticity.
12.17.3
Installing a certificate on a workstation
You can install the certificate that you have downloaded from an encoder, on a workstation
where you want to perform authenticity verification.
1.
On the workstation, start Microsoft Management Console.
2.
Add the Certificates snap-in on this computer with the Computer account option
selected.
3.
Expand Certificates (Local computer), expand Trusted Root Certification
Authorities.
4.
Right-click Certificates, point to All Tasks and then and click Import….
The Certificate Import Wizard is displayed.
The Local Machine option is preselected and cannot be changed.
5.
Click Next.
6.
Select the certificate file that you have downloaded from the encoder.
7.
Click Next.
8.
Leave the settings unchanged and click Next.
9.
Leave the settings unchanged and click Finish.
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Main window >
Devices
This chapter provides information on how to configure the devices in your system.
Changing the Device Tree impacts other pages of the Configuration Client:
–
Maps and Structure
With the devices of the Device Tree you create a user defined structure called Logical
Tree. Hence, if you remove a device from the Device Tree, this device is automatically
removed from the Logical Tree. But adding a device to the Device Tree does not add this
device to the Logical Tree.
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Cameras and Recording
All cameras of the Device Tree are available in the Camera Table and the Recording
Tables. You cannot modify DiBos or Bosch Allegiant cameras.
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Events
All devices of the Device Tree are available in the corresponding Event Tables.
–
User Groups
You can reduce the functional range of the devices on several permission pages (per user
group or Enterprise Account).
This chapter provides information on how to configure the VSG device in your system.
1.
Click
to save the settings.
2.
Click
to undo the last setting.
3.
Click
to activate the configuration.
See also
13.1
–
Video Streaming Gateway device page , page 282
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Add Bosch Encoder dialog box, page 283
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Add ONVIF Encoder dialog box, page 284
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Add JPEG Camera dialog box, page 285
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Add RTSP Encoder dialog box, page 286
Adding a Video Streaming Gateway device
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
To add VSG devices via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Video Streaming Gateways.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the required VSG devices, select the desired VRM pool and click Assign to assign
them to the VRM pool.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
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Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
To add a VSG device manually:
1.
Right-click
and click Add Video Streaming Gateway.
The Add Video Streaming Gateway dialog box is displayed.
2.
Make the required settings for your VSG device.
3.
Click Add.
P
The VSG device is added to the system. The cameras assigned to this VSG device are
recorded.
See also
13.2
–
Add Video Streaming Gateway dialog box, page 277
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Add Bosch Encoder dialog box, page 283
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Add ONVIF Encoder dialog box, page 284
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Add JPEG Camera dialog box, page 285
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Add RTSP Encoder dialog box, page 286
Moving a VSG to another pool
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
>
You move a device from one pool to another within the same VRM device without any
recording loss.
To move:
1.
Right-click
and click Change Pool ....
The Change pool dialog box is displayed.
2.
In the New Pool: list, select the desired pool.
3.
Click OK.
The device is moved to the selected pool.
See also
–
13.3
Change Pool for dialog box, page 276
Adding a camera to a VSG
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
You can add the following devices to your VSG:
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Encoders from Bosch
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ONVIF cameras
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JPEG cameras
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RTSP encoders
If you added VSG encoders offline, you can refresh their state.
To add:
1.
Right-click
, point to Add Encoder/camera and click the desired command.
2.
Make the required settings in the dialog box for adding the device.
3.
Click OK.
The device is added.
To refresh:
4
Right-click the desired encoder and click Refresh state.
The properties of the device are retrieved.
See also
13.4
–
Add Bosch Encoder dialog box, page 283
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Add ONVIF Encoder dialog box, page 284
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Add JPEG Camera dialog box, page 285
–
Add RTSP Encoder dialog box, page 286
Configuring multicast
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
For each camera assigned to a Video Streaming Gateway device you can configure a multicast
address with port.
To configure multicast:
1.
Select the desired check box to enable multicast.
2.
Type a valid multicast address and a port number.
3.
If required, configure continuous multicast streaming.
See also
–
13.5
Multicast tab (Video Streaming Gateway), page 282
Configuring logging
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
For each a Video Streaming Gateway device you can configure logging.
To configure logging:
1.
Click the Service tab, then click Advanced.
2.
Click to select the desired logging settings.
The log files are usually stored in the following path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bosch\Video Streaming Gateway\log
See also
–
Advanced tab (Video Streaming Gateway) , page 282
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Adding and removing an ONVIF profile
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
You can add, remove or change ONVIF profiles for a selected encoder.
To add:
1.
Click Add....
2.
In the Add Profile dialog box, type a name for the profile.
3.
Click Next >.
4.
In the next dialog box, select the desired camera.
5.
Click Next >.
6.
In the next dialog box, select the desired non-recording encoder profile.
7.
Click Save.
The new profile is saved.
The settings of this profile are filled with the values from the selected encoder profile.
You can change these values if required.
To remove:
4
In the list, select a profile and click Remove.
To change:
13.7
1.
In the list, select a profile.
2.
Change the settings as required.
Assigning an ONVIF profile
Main window >
Cameras and Recording >
You can assign an ONVIF Media Profile token to an ONVIF camera.
You can assign either for live video or for recording.
To assign a live video token:
4
In the Live Video - Profile column, select the desired entry.
To assign a recording token:
4
In the Recording - Profile column, select the desired entry.
See also
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Cameras page, page 350
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Configuring ONVIF events
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
You configure Mapping Tables for mapping ONVIF events to Bosch VMS events.
You configure a Mapping Table for all ONVIF encoders of the same model or all ONVIF
encoders from the same manufacturer.
Click
to update ONVIF encoders that were added offline with the event mapping of an
already added ONVIF encoder with the same manufacturer and/or model name.
For multichannel encoders you can configure the event sources, for example a specific camera
or a relay.
To create a Mapping Table:
1.
Click
.
The Add Mapping Table dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type in a name for the Mapping Table.
3.
In the Manufacturer and the Model lists, select the entries if desired.
When you select <none> in both lists, the event mapping is only valid for this device.
When you select <none> in the Model list and the manufacturer name in the
Manufacturer list, the event mapping is valid for all devices with the same manufacturer.
When you select the available entries in both lists, the event mapping is valid for all
devices with the same manufacturer and model.
4.
Click OK.
You can now edit the Mapping Table, for example add a row to the Motion Detected
event.
To edit a Mapping Table:
1.
Click
.
The Rename Mapping Table dialog box is displayed.
2.
Change the desired entries.
To add or remove event mappings:
1.
In the Mapping Table list, select the desired name.
2.
To add a row: Click Add row.
3.
In the row, select the desired entries.
When multiple rows are available, an event is triggered when only one of the rows is true.
4.
To remove a row: Click Remove row.
To remove a Mapping Table:
1.
In the Mapping Table list, click the name of the event mappings that you want to remove.
2.
Click
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To configure an event source:
1.
Expand
2.
Click the ONVIF Event Source tab.
and click
or
or
.
3.
In the Trigger Event column, activate the event configured in this row.
4.
Select the desired event definitions.
See also
13.9
–
Enabling logging for ONVIF events, page 394
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ONVIF events, page 61
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ONVIF Encoder Events page, page 325
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ONVIF Event Source page, page 340
Importing an ONVIF Mapping Table file
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
You can import an ONVIF Mapping Table available as a file (OMF file).
Released ONVIF Mapping files are stored in the following directory of Configuration Client:
–
%programdata%\Bosch\VMS\ONVIF
If the same Mapping Table name is already imported, an error message is displayed.
If a newer version of this file is imported, a warning is displayed. Click OK if you want to
import this file. Otherwise click Cancel.
To import:
1.
Click
.
2.
Select the desired file and click Open.
The Import Mapping Table dialog box is displayed.
3.
Make the appropriate settings.
4.
Click OK.
See also
13.10
–
Import Mapping Table dialog box, page 327
–
ONVIF Encoder Events page, page 325
Exporting an ONVIF Mapping Table file
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
or
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Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
You can export an ONVIF Mapping Table as a file (OMF file). The Mapping Table is saved for
the selected encoder model.
To export:
1.
Click
2.
Type in a filename and click Save.
.
The ONVIF Mapping Table is exported as OMF file for the selected encoder model.
See also
–
ONVIF Encoder Events page, page 325
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Main window >
Devices
This chapter provides information on how to configure the devices in your system.
Changing the Device Tree impacts other pages of the Configuration Client:
–
Maps and Structure
With the devices of the Device Tree you create a user defined structure called Logical
Tree. Hence, if you remove a device from the Device Tree, this device is automatically
removed from the Logical Tree. But adding a device to the Device Tree does not add this
device to the Logical Tree.
–
Cameras and Recording
All cameras of the Device Tree are available in the Camera Table and the Recording
Tables. You cannot modify DiBos or Bosch Allegiant cameras.
–
Events
All devices of the Device Tree are available in the corresponding Event Tables.
–
User Groups
You can reduce the functional range of the devices on several permission pages (per user
group or Enterprise Account).
14.1
1.
Click
to save the settings.
2.
Click
to undo the last setting.
3.
Click
to activate the configuration.
Adding a device manually
Main window >
Devices
You add the following devices to the Device Tree manually, that means you must know the
network address of the device to add it:
–
Video IP device from Bosch
–
Bosch Recording Station/DiBos system
–
Analog matrix
For adding a Bosch Allegiant device, you need a valid Allegiant configuration file.
–
Bosch VMS workstation
A workstation must have the Operator Client software installed.
–
Communication device
–
Bosch ATM/POS Bridge, DTP device
–
Virtual input
–
Network monitoring device
–
Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
–
KBD-Universal XF keyboard
–
Analog monitor group
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I/O module
–
Allegiant CCL emulation
–
Intrusion panel from Bosch
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Server-based analytics device
You can scan for the following devices to add them with the help of the Bosch VMS Scan
Wizard dialog box:
–
VRM devices
–
Encoders
–
Live only encoders
–
Live only ONVIF encoders
–
Local storage encoders
–
Decoders
–
Video Streaming Gateway (VSG) devices
–
DVR devices
–
VIDOS NVRs
Notice:
After having added a device, click
to save the settings.
Notice:
If you add a Video IP encoder or decoder from Bosch with the <Auto Detect> selection, this
device must be available in the network.
To add a Video IP device from Bosch:
1.
Expand
, expand
, right-click
.
Or
Right-click
.
Or
Right-click
2.
.
Click Add Encoder.
The Add Encoder dialog box is displayed.
3.
Enter the appropriate IP address.
4.
In the list, select <Auto Detect>.
5.
Click OK.
The device is added to the system.
To add a DiBos system:
1.
Right-click
2.
Click Add BRS/DiBos System.
.
The Add BRS/DiBos System dialog box is displayed.
3.
Enter the appropriate values.
4.
Click Scan.
The DiBos system is added to your system.
5.
In the displayed message box, click OK to confirm.
Caution!
!
Add the DVR using the administrator account of the device. Using a DVR user account with
restricted permissions can result in features that are not usable in Bosch VMS, for example
using the control of a PTZ camera.
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To add a Bosch Allegiant device:
1.
Right-click
and click Add Allegiant.
The Open dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the appropriate Allegiant configuration file and click OK.
The Bosch Allegiant device is added to your system.
Note: You can add only one Bosch Allegiant matrix.
To add a Bosch VMS workstation:
1.
Right-click
and click Add Workstation.
The Add Workstation dialog box is displayed.
2.
Enter the appropriate value click OK.
The workstation
is added to your system.
To add an analog monitor group:
1.
Expand
, right-click
and click Add Monitor Group.
The Create New Analog Monitor Group dialog box is displayed.
If you already have performed a network scan, and decoders have been detected, there is
already a default analog monitor group available with all detected decoders assigned.
2.
Make the appropriate settings.
3.
Click OK.
The analog monitor group is added to your system.
To add a communication device:
1.
Expand
, right-click
and click the required command.
The appropriate dialog box is displayed.
2.
Enter the appropriate settings.
3.
Click OK.
The communication device is added to your system.
To add a peripheral device:
1.
Expand
, right-click
and click the required command.
The appropriate dialog box is displayed.
2.
Enter the appropriate settings.
3.
Click OK.
The peripheral device is added to your system.
To add a virtual input:
1.
Expand
, click
.
The corresponding page is displayed.
2.
Click Add Inputs.
A row is added to the table.
3.
Make the appropriate settings.
4.
Click Add .
The virtual input is added to your system.
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To add a network monitoring device:
1.
Expand
, right-click
and click Add SNMP.
The Add SNMP dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type a name for the SNMP device.
The network monitoring device is added to your system.
To add a CCTV keyboard:
Note: For adding a keyboard you must have added a workstation.
1.
Expand
, click
.
The corresponding page is displayed.
2.
Click Add Keyboard.
A row is added to the table.
3.
In the appropriate field of the Keyboard Type column, select the desired keyboard type:
IntuiKey Keyboard
KBD-Universal XF Keyboard
4.
In the appropriate field of the Connection column, select the workstation that is
connected with the keyboard.
5.
Make the appropriate settings.
The keyboard is added to your system.
To add an I/O module:
1.
Expand
, right-click
and click Add New ADAM Device.
The Add ADAM dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type the IP address of the device.
If you want to skip the currently selected device and jump to the next one, click Skip.
3.
Select the device type.
The corresponding page is displayed.
4.
Click the ADAM tab to change the display names of the inputs if required.
5.
Click the Name tab to change the display names of the Relays if required.
Notice!
You can also perform a scan for ADAM devices (Scan for ADAM Devices). The IP addresses of
the devices are detected. If available the device type is preselected. You must confirm this
selection.
To add an Allegiant CCL emulation:
1.
Expand
, click
.
The Allegiant CCL Emulation tab is displayed.
2.
Click to check Enable Allegiant CCL Emulation.
3.
Make the required settings.
The Allegiant CCL emulation service is started on the Management Server.
To add an intrusion panel:
1.
Expand
, right-click
and click Add Panel.
The Add Intrusion Panel dialog box is displayed.
2.
Enter the appropriate values.
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Click OK.
The intrusion panel is added to your system.
To add a server-based analytics device:
1.
Expand
, right-click
and click Add Video Analytics Device.
The Add Video Analytics Device dialog box is displayed.
2.
Enter the appropriate values.
3.
Click OK.
The device is added to your system.
See also
14.2
–
Add Encoder / Add Decoder dialog box, page 246
–
Add DiBos System dialog box, page 239
–
E-mail/SMTP Server dialog box, page 254
–
Add SMS Device dialog box, page 254
–
Add Bosch ATM/POS-Bridge dialog box, page 257
–
DTP Settings page, page 258
–
Add Virtual Inputs dialog box, page 260
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Add SNMP dialog box, page 261
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Assign Keyboard page, page 262
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I/O Modules page, page 263
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Allegiant CCL Emulation page, page 264
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Add Intrusion Panel dialog box, page 266
Adding a VIDOS NVR
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
The system supports you with a scan for devices.
To add VIDOS NVRs via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Start Vidos NVR Scan.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
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See also
–
14.3
Bosch VMS Scan Wizard, page 267
Configuring a decoder for use with a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
Perform the following steps to configure a VIP XD decoder that is connected to a Bosch
IntuiKey keyboard.
To configure a decoder:
1.
Click the appropriate decoder which is used for connecting a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard.
2.
Click the Periphery tab.
3.
Ensure that the following settings are applied:
–
Serial port function: Transparent
–
Baud rate: 19200
–
Stop bits: 1
–
Parity check: None
–
Interface mode: RS232
–
Half-duplex mode: Off
See also
14.4
–
Scenarios for Bosch IntuiKey keyboard connections, page 73
–
Connecting a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard to a decoder, page 74
–
Updating Bosch IntuiKey keyboard firmware, page 75
–
COM1, page 311
Configuring the integration of a DiBos system
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Notice!
You do not configure the DiBos system itself but only the integration into Bosch VMS.
To scan for new DiBos devices:
4
Right-click
and click Rescan BRS/DiBos System.
The DiBos system is scanned for new devices and they are added.
To remove an item:
1.
Click the Cameras tab, the Relays tab, or the Inputs tab.
2.
Right-click an item and click Remove. The item is removed.
To rename a DiBos device:
1.
Right-click a DiBos device and click Rename.
2.
Type the new name for the item.
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Configuring the integration of a DVR
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Caution!
!
Add the DVR using the administrator account of the device. Using a DVR user account with
restricted permissions can result in features that are not usable in Bosch VMS, for example
using the control of a PTZ camera.
Notice!
You do not configure the DVR itself but only the integration of the DVR device into
Bosch VMS.
To add DVR devices via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for DVR Devices.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
To remove an item:
1.
Click the Settings tab, the Cameras tab, the Inputs tab, or the Relays tab.
2.
Right-click an item and click Remove. The item is removed.
Notice!
To restore a removed item, right-click the DVR device and click Rescan DVR Device.
To rename a DVR device:
1.
Right-click a DVR device and click Rename.
2.
Type the new name for the item.
See also
–
Bosch VMS Scan Wizard, page 267
–
DVR (Digital Video Recorder) page, page 240
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Configuring a Bosch Allegiant device
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
You do not configure the Bosch Allegiant device itself but only the Bosch VMS related
properties.
To assign an output to an encoder:
1.
Click the Outputs tab.
2.
In the Usage column, click Digital Trunk in the desired cells.
3.
In the Encoder column, select the desired encoder.
Adding an input to a Bosch Allegiant device:
1.
Click the Inputs tab.
2.
Click Add Inputs. A new row is added to table.
3.
Type the required settings in the cells.
Deleting an input:
1.
Click the Inputs tab.
2.
Click the required table row.
3.
Click Delete Input. The row is deleted from the table.
See also
14.7
–
Connecting a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard to Bosch VMS, page 73
–
Connection page, page 241
–
Cameras page, page 242
–
Outputs page, page 242
–
Inputs page, page 243
Configuring a startup Command Script
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Settings page
You configure a Command Script to be started when the Operator Client on the selected
workstation is started.
You must create a corresponding Command Script.
For creating a Command Script, see Managing Command Scripts, page 205.
To configure a startup script:
4
In the Startup script: list, select the required Command Script.
See also
–
14.8
Workstation page, page 243
Changing the network address of a workstation
Main window >
Devices > Expand
To change the IP address:
1.
Right-click
and click Change Network Address.
The Change Network Address dialog box is displayed.
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Change the entry in the field according to your requirements.
Enabling Forensic Search on a workstation
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Settings page
You must enable Forensic Search on a workstation.
Note:
Enable video content analysis on each encoder. Use the VCA page of the encoder in the Device
Tree.
To enable Forensic Search:
4
14.10
Click to select the Enable Forensic Search check box.
Assigning an analog monitor group to a workstation
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Analog Monitor Groups page
You assign an analog monitor group to a Bosch VMS workstation. In the Options dialog box,
you can configure that all workstations can control analog monitor groups regardless of the
setting here.
To assign an analog monitor group:
4
In the Assigned Analog Monitor Groups column, select the check box.
See also
14.11
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Options dialog box, page 229
–
Workstation page, page 243
Configuring an analog monitor group
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Caution!
You cannot control an analog monitor group from within Operator Client when the connection
to the Management Server is lost or when Operator Client with Enterprise System is used.
You configure the monitors in an analog monitor group logically in rows and columns. This
arrangement does not have to meet the physical arrangement of the monitors.
To configure an analog monitor group:
1.
In the Name: field, type a name for the analog monitor group.
2.
In the Columns: and Rows: fields, enter the desired values.
3.
Drag each available decoder to an analog monitor image on the right.
The logical number of the decoder is displayed as a black number on the monitor image
and the color of this image changes.
If no decoder is available, unassign a decoder from another analog monitor group or
repeat network scan.
4.
Click the Advanced Configuration tab.
5.
Change the logical numbers of the assigned decoders as required. If you enter an already
used number, a message box is displayed.
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Click Quad View to enable quad view for this decoder.
Note:
We do not recommend configuring quad view for H.264 cameras.
14.12
7.
In the Initial Camera column, select the desired camera.
8.
In the OSD related columns, select the desired options.
Adding a monitor wall
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Add Monitor Wall
After having added the monitor wall, the user of Operator Client can control this monitor wall.
The user can change the monitor layout and assign encoders to monitors.
To add:
1.
Select the desired decoder.
2.
If required, enter the maximum number of cameras and configure thumbnails.
3.
Click
4.
Click
5.
Drag the monitor wall to the Logical Tree.
6.
If required, configure the access to the monitor wall with corresponding user group
.
Maps and Structure.
permissions.
See also
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14.13
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Configuring a communication device
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
To configure a communication device:
1.
Click the required device:
2.
Make the appropriate settings.
or
.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
See also
14.14
–
E-mail/SMTP Server dialog box, page 254
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Add SMS Device dialog box, page 254
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SMTP Server page, page 254
–
GSM Settings / SMSC Settings page, page 256
Configuring a peripheral device
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
Bosch ATM/POS-
Bridge
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or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
DTP Device >
To configure a peripheral device:
4
Change the required settings.
For detailed information on the various fields, follow the link to the appropriate application
window below.
See also
14.15
–
ATM Settings page, page 258
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Bosch ATM/POS-Bridge page, page 257
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DTP Settings page, page 258
Configuring an SNMP trap receiver
Main window >
Devices> Expand
To configure the SNMP trap receiver:
1.
Click
to display the SNMP Trap Receiver page.
2.
Make the required settings.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
See also
–
14.16
SNMP Trap Receiver page, page 261
Configuring a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard (workstation)
Main window >
Devices> Expand
>
To configure a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard connected to a workstation:
1.
Click the Settings tab.
2.
In the Keyboard Settings field, make the required settings.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
See also
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14.17
Workstation page, page 243
Configuring a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard (decoder)
Main window >
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Notice!
You cannot connect a KBD-Universal XF keyboard to a decoder.
To configure a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard connected to a decoder:
1.
In the Connection column, click a cell, and select the appropriate decoder.
You can also select a workstation, if the Bosch IntuiKey keyboard is connected to it.
A workstation must be configured on the
2.
page.
In the Connection Settings field, make the required settings.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
See also
14.18
–
Assign Keyboard page, page 262
–
Scenarios for Bosch IntuiKey keyboard connections, page 73
–
Connecting a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard to a decoder, page 74
Configuring an I/O module
Main window >
Devices> Expand
> Expand
>
To configure an I/O module:
1.
Click the ADAM tab.
2.
In the ADAM type: list, select the appropriate device type.
Caution!
Do not change the device type if not really necessary.
If you for example change the device type to a type with fewer inputs, all configuration data
for the removed inputs get lost.
1.
Click the Inputs tab.
2.
In the Name column, change the display name of an input if required.
3.
Click the Relays tab.
4.
In the Relays column, change the name of a relay if required.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
See also
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14.19
I/O Modules page, page 263
Configuring an Allegiant CCL emulation
Main window >
Devices> Expand
>
To use the CCL commands you need the CCL User Guide. This manual is available in the
Online Product Catalog in the document section of each LTC Allegiant Matrix.
The Allegiant CCL commands supported in Bosch VMS, page 80 section lists the CCL commands
supported in Bosch Video Management System.
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To configure an Allegiant CCL emulation:
1.
Click Enable Allegiant CCL Emulation.
2.
Configure the communication settings as required.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
See also
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14.20
Allegiant CCL Emulation page, page 264
Adding a Mobile Video Service
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Add Mobile Video Service
You can add one or more Mobile Video Service entries to your Bosch VMS.
To add:
1.
Type in the URI of your Mobile Video Service.
2.
Click OK.
P
Mobile Video Service and Management Server now know each other and the Mobile Video
Service can receive configuration data from Management Server.
See also
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14.21
Mobile Video Service page, page 265
Adding a video analytics device
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
When adding a server-based analytics device, you type in the credentials for the new device.
To add:
1.
Right-click
and click Add Video Analytics Device.
The Add Video Analytics Device dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type in the required information.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
See also
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Add Video Analytics Device dialog box, page 267
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Configuring server-based video analytics, page 173
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Configuring video-based fire alarm detection
For configuring a video-based fire alarm you must perform the following steps:
1.
Configure a fire detection on your fire detection camera.
You use the Webpage of the camera for this configuration.
For detailed information on configuring a fire detection camera, see
–
2.
Configuring a fire detection camera, page 168
Add this fire detection camera to the system. You can add the fire detection camera to a
VRM pool, as a live only encoder, or as a local storage encoder.
For detailed information on adding a camera, see
3.
–
Adding an encoder to a VRM pool, page 169
–
Adding a live only encoder, page 169
–
Adding a local storage encoder, page 170
Configure a fire event for this camera.
–
4.
Configuring a fire event, page 171
Configure the alarm for the fire event.
–
Configuring a fire alarm, page 171
See also
15.1
–
Adding an encoder to a VRM pool, page 169
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Adding a live only encoder, page 169
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Adding a local storage encoder, page 170
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Configuring a fire event, page 171
–
Configuring a fire alarm, page 171
Configuring a fire detection camera
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
or
Main window >
or
Main window >
Devices >
>
Devices >
>
or
Main window >
For configuring a video-based fire alarm, you must first configure the fire detection on the fire
detection camera.
For details see the Operation Manual of your fire detection camera.
To configure:
1.
Right-click the device icon and click Show Webpage in Browser.
2.
Click Configuration.
3.
On the navigation pane, expand Alarm and click Fire detection.
4.
Perform the desired settings.
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Adding an encoder to a VRM pool
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
The system supports you with a scan for devices.
To add encoders via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Encoders.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the required encoders, select the desired VRM pool and click Assign to assign
them to the VRM pool.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
See also
–
15.3
Bosch VMS Scan Wizard, page 267
Adding a live only encoder
Main window >
Devices >
The system supports you with a scan for devices.
To add Bosch live only devices via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Live Only Encoders.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
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Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
To add ONVIF live only devices via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Live Only ONVIF Encoders.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
See also
15.4
–
Bosch VMS Scan Wizard, page 267
–
Live Only page, page 286
Adding a local storage encoder
Main window >
Devices >
The system supports you with a scan for devices.
To add local storage encoders via scan:
1.
Right-click
and click Scan for Local Storage Encoders.
The Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired check boxes for the devices that you want to add.
3.
Click Next >>.
The Authenticate Devices dialog box of the wizard is displayed.
4.
Type in the password for each device that is protected by a password.
Password check is performed automatically, when you do not enter a further character in
the password field for a few seconds or you click outside the password field.
If the passwords of all devices are identical, you can enter it in the first Password field.
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Then right-click this field and click Copy cell to column.
In the Status column, the successful logons are indicated with
The failed logons are indicated with
5.
.
.
Click Finish.
The device is added to your Bosch VMS.
See also
15.5
–
Bosch VMS Scan Wizard, page 267
–
Local Storage page, page 287
Configuring a fire event
Main window >
Events
To configure:
1.
In the tree, select Encoders/Decoders > Camera > Fire or Smoke State > Fire or Smoke
detected.
The corresponding Event Configuration Table is displayed.
2.
In the Trigger Alarm - Schedule column, click a cell and select the appropriate schedule.
The schedule determines when the alarm is triggered.
Select one of the Recording Schedules or Task Schedules that you have configured in the
Schedules page.
3.
Make the required settings.
Note: You can use the same procedure for the other available fire events.
15.6
Configuring a fire alarm
Main window >
Alarms
To configure:
1.
In the tree, select Encoders/Decoders > Camera > Fire or Smoke State > Fire or Smoke
detected.
The corresponding Alarm Configuration Table is displayed.
2.
Make the required settings.
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Configuring MIC IP 7000 connected to a VIDEOJET
7000 connect
For operating a MIC IP 7000 camera connected to a VIDEOJET 7000 connect, you must
perform the following configuration for proper working.
Before you add the MIC IP camera to Bosch VMS, perform the following tasks:
1.
Reset both the MIC IP 7000 camera and the VIDEOJET 7000 connect device to the factory
default settings on the Web page of each device.
2.
Set the MIC IP 7000 camera to the MIC IP Starlight 7000 HD-VJC-7000 variant.
3.
Configure the MIC IP 7000 camera and the VIDEOJET 7000 connect device according to
the documentation delivered with the devices.
4.
If you want to use ANR, execute the ANR Setup Utility for the VIDEOJET 7000 connect
device.
Perform this task on a computer being member of the same network as the VIDEOJET
7000 connect device.
You find the ANR Setup Utility on the product catalog page for the VIDEOJET 7000
connect device.
Perform this procedure to add and configure the MIC IP 7000 camera in Bosch VMS:
1.
In the Device Tree, add only the MIC IP 7000 camera.
You cannot add the VIDEOJET 7000 connect device to Bosch VMS.
2.
Right-click the just added camera and click Edit Encoder.
The Edit Encoder dialog box is displayed.
The device capabilities are automatically retrieved according to the variant configured
above.
3.
If required, configure ANR on the Cameras and Recording page.
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Configuring server-based video analytics
Perform the following steps to configure video analytics:
1.
Install the analytics viewer application of the video analytics on each Bosch VMS
workstation to be used for analytics. Take a note containing the path to the analytics
viewer application.
For detailed information on installing the analytics viewer application, see: Installing the
analytics viewer application, page 173.
2.
Add the cameras to the Device Tree that you want to use as analytics cameras.
These cameras are automatically retrieved when the Bintelan Analytics Platform connects
with your Bosch VMS Management Server.
3.
Add a video analytics device
to the Device Tree of Configuration Client.
For detailed information on adding a video analytics device, see: Adding a video analytics
device, page 174.
4.
In the video analytics device, configure the path to the analytics viewer application. A
default path of the analytics viewer application is pre-configured.
5.
Configure the IP address of the Bintelan Analytics Platform.
6.
Use the Bintelan Bosch Client application on the Bintelan Analytics Platform for
connecting with Bosch VMS Management Server.
Type in the IP address of this Management Server.
7.
Add the video analytics device
to the Logical Tree.
8.
Configure an alarm for the External Data event for the desired video analytics cameras.
9.
The user of Operator Client drags the video analytics device to an Image pane.
10. When an alarm occurs, an external data alarm entry is displayed in the Alarm List.
11. The user selects this entry in the Alarm List.
An image with the matched person or object is displayed in the analytics viewer
application.
See also
17.1
–
Adding a video analytics device, page 174
–
Video Analytics Settings page, page 266
–
Installing the analytics viewer application, page 173
Installing the analytics viewer application
For displaying the Ganetec analytics viewer application, the software must be installed in the
directory configured in Configuration Client.
For installation, you need the BintelanClient_BoschAlarmViewer.exe from the Ganetec Web
page or from the Bosch Online Product Catalog.
Perform the installation on each Operator Client workstation where you want to use the
analytics viewer application.
To install:
1.
Double-click the Setup.
2.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: The installation directory for the analytics viewer application must be below
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\VideoAnalytics.
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Adding a video analytics device
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
When adding a server-based analytics device, you type in the credentials for the new device.
To add:
1.
Right-click
and click Add Video Analytics Device.
The Add Video Analytics Device dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type in the required information.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
See also
–
Add Video Analytics Device dialog box, page 267
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Configuring server-based video analytics, page 173
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Configuring maps and structure
This chapter provides information on how to configure the Logical Tree and how to manage
resource files such as maps.
Notice!
If you move a group of devices in the Logical Tree, these devices loose their permission
settings. You must set the permissions in the User Groups page again.
Follow these references to get detailed information on the available application windows:
18.1
–
Resource Manager dialog box, page 343
–
Select Resource dialog box, page 343
–
Sequence Builder dialog box, page 344
–
Add Sequence dialog box, page 345
–
Add Sequence Step dialog box, page 345
–
Add URL dialog box, page 345
–
Select Map for Link dialog box, page 346
1.
Click
to save the settings.
2.
Click
to undo the last setting.
3.
Click
to activate the configuration.
Configuring the Logical Tree
See also
–
18.2
Maps and Structure page, page 342
Adding a device to the Logical Tree
Main window >
Maps and Structure
To add a device:
4
Drag an item from the Device Tree to the required location in the Logical Tree.
You can drag a complete node with all sub-items from the Device Tree to the Logical Tree.
You can select multiple devices by pressing the CTRL- or the SHIFT-key.
See also
–
18.3
Maps and Structure page, page 342
Removing a tree item
Main window >
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To remove a tree item from the Logical Tree:
4
Right-click an item in the Logical Tree and click Remove. If the selected item has subitems, a message box is displayed. Click OK to confirm. The item is removed.
When you remove an item from a map folder of the Logical Tree, it is also removed from
the map.
See also
–
18.4
Maps and Structure page, page 342
Managing resource files
Main window > Maps and Structure >
or
Main window > Alarms >
You can import resource files in the following formats:
–
DWF files (2 D, map resource files)
For use in Operator Client, these files are converted to a bitmap format.
–
HTML files (map document files)
–
MP3 (audio file)
–
TXT files (Command Scripts or camera sequences)
–
MHT files (Web archives)
–
URL files (links to Web pages)
–
WAV (audio file)
The imported resource files are added to a database. They are not linked to the original files.
Notice!
After each of the following tasks:
Click
to save the settings.
To import a resource file:
1.
Click
.
The Import Resource dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select one or more files.
3.
Click Open.
The selected files are added to the list.
If a file has already been imported, a message box is displayed.
If you decide to import an already imported file again, a new entry is added to the list.
To remove a resource file:
1.
Select a resource file.
2.
Click
.
The selected resource file is removed from the list.
To rename a resource file:
1.
Select a resource file.
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2.
Click
3.
Enter the new name.
.
The original file name and creation date persists.
To replace the content of a resource file:
1.
Select a resource file.
2.
Click
.
The Replace Resource dialog box is displayed.
3.
Select a file with the appropriate content and click Open.
The resource name persists, the original file name is exchanged with the new file name.
To export a resource file:
1.
Select a resource file.
2.
Click
.
A dialog box for selecting a directory is displayed.
3.
Select the appropriate directory and click OK.
The original file is exported.
See also
–
18.5
Select Resource dialog box, page 343
Adding a Command Script
Main window >
Maps and Structure
Before you can add a Command Script, you must have Command Script files imported or
created.
If required, see Configuring Command Scripts, page 205 for details.
To add a Command Script file:
1.
Select a folder where you want to add the new Command Script.
2.
Click
3.
Select a file in the list.
4.
Click OK.
. The Select Client Script dialog box is displayed.
A new Command Script is added under the selected folder.
See also
–
18.6
Select Resource dialog box, page 343
Managing pre-configured camera sequences
Main window >
Maps and Structure
You can perform the following tasks for managing camera sequences:
–
Create a camera sequence
–
Add a step with a new dwell time to an existing camera sequence
–
Remove a step from camera sequence
–
Delete a camera sequence
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Notice!
When the configuration is changed and activated, a camera sequence (pre-configured or
automatic) usually is continued after restart of the Operator Client.
But in the following cases the sequence is not continued:
A monitor where the sequence is configured to be displayed has been removed.
The mode of a monitor (single/quad view) where the sequence is configured to be displayed
has been changed.
The logical number of a monitor where the sequence is configured to be displayed is
changed.
Notice!
After each of the following tasks:
Click
to save the settings.
To create a camera sequence:
1.
In the Logical Tree, select a folder where you want to create the camera sequence.
2.
Click
.
The Sequence Builder dialog box is displayed.
3.
In the Sequence Builder dialog box, click
.
The Add Sequence dialog box is displayed.
4.
Enter the appropriate values.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
4
Click OK.
A new camera sequence
is added.
To add a step with a new dwell time to a camera sequence:
1.
Select the desired camera sequence.
2.
Click Add Step.
The Add Sequence Step dialog box is displayed.
3.
Make the appropriate settings.
4.
Click OK.
A new step is added to the camera sequence.
To remove a step from a camera sequence:
4
Right-click the desired camera sequence and click Remove Step.
The step with the highest number is removed.
To delete a camera sequence:
1.
Select the desired camera sequence.
2.
Click
. The selected camera sequence is removed.
See also
–
Sequence Builder dialog box, page 344
–
Add Sequence dialog box, page 345
–
Add Sequence Step dialog box, page 345
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Adding a camera sequence
Main window >
Maps and Structure
You add a camera sequence to the root directory or to a folder of the Logical Tree.
To add a camera sequence:
1.
In the Logical Tree, select a folder where you want to add the new camera sequence.
2.
Click
3.
In the list, select a camera sequence.
4.
Click Add to Logical Tree. A new
. The Sequence Builder dialog box is displayed.
is added under the selected folder.
See also
–
18.8
Sequence Builder dialog box, page 344
Adding a folder
Main window >
Maps and Structure
To add a folder:
1.
Select a folder where you want to add the new folder.
2.
Click
3.
Click
4.
Type the new name and press ENTER.
. A new folder is added under the selected folder.
to rename the folder.
See also
–
18.9
Maps and Structure page, page 342
Adding a map
Main window >
Maps and Structure
Before you can add a map, you must have map resource files imported.
To import a map resource file see Managing resource files, page 176 for details.
To add a map:
1.
Ensure that the map resource file that you want to add has already been imported.
2.
Select a folder where you want to add the new map.
3.
Click
4.
Select a file in the list.
. The Select Resource dialog box is displayed.
If the required files are not available in the list, click Manage... to display the Resource
Manager dialog box for importing files.
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Click OK.
A new map
is added under the selected folder.
The map is displayed.
All devices within this folder are displayed in the upper left corner of the map.
See also
–
18.10
Select Resource dialog box, page 343
Adding a link to another map
Main window >
Maps and Structure
After you have added at least two maps, you can add a link on one map to the other so that
the user can click from one map to a linked one.
To add a link:
1.
Click a map folder
2.
Right-click the map and click Create Link.
in the Logical Tree.
The Select Map for Link dialog box is displayed.
3.
In the dialog box, click a map
.
4.
Click Select.
5.
Drag the item to the appropriate place on the map.
See also
–
18.11
Select Map for Link dialog box, page 346
Assigning a map to a folder
Main window >
Maps and Structure
Before you can assign maps, you must have map resource files imported.
If required, see Managing resource files, page 176 for details.
To assign a map resource file:
1.
Right-click a folder and click Assign Map.
The Select Resource dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select a map resource file in the list.
3.
Click OK. The selected folder is displayed as
.
The map is displayed in the map window.
All items within this folder are displayed in the upper left corner of the map.
See also
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Managing devices on a map
Main window >
Maps and Structure
Before you can manage devices on a map you must add a map or assign a map to a folder and
add devices to this folder.
Notice!
After each of the following tasks:
Click
to save the settings.
To place items on a map:
1.
Select a map folder.
2.
Drag devices from the Device Tree to the map folder.
The devices of a map folder are located on the left upper corner of the map.
3.
Drag the items to the appropriate places on the map.
To remove an item in the Logical Tree only from the map:
1.
Right-click the item on the map and click Invisible.
The item is removed from the map.
The item remains in the Logical Tree.
2.
To make it visible again, right-click the device in the Logical Tree and click Visible In Map.
To remove an item from the map and from the Full Logical Tree:
4
Right-click the item in the Logical Tree and click Remove.
The item is removed from the map and from the Logical Tree.
To change the icon for the orientation of a camera:
4
Right-click the item, point to Change Image, and then click the appropriate icon.
The icon changes accordingly.
To change the color of an item:
4
Right-click the item and click to Change Color. Select the appropriate color.
The icon changes accordingly.
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Adding a document
Main window >
Maps and Structure
You can add text files, HTML files (including MHT files) or an URL file (containing an Internet
address) as documents. And you can add a link to another application.
Before you can add a document, you must have document files imported.
To import document files see Managing resource files, page 176 for details.
To add a map document file:
1.
Ensure that the document file that you want to add has already been imported.
2.
Select a folder where you want to add the new document.
3.
Click
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Select a file in the list. If the required files are not available in the list, click Manage... to
display the Resource Manager dialog box for importing files.
5.
Click OK. A new document is added under the selected folder.
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18.14
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Adding a malfunction relay
Main window >
Maps and Structure >
> Malfunction Relay dialog box
To add:
1.
In the Malfunction Relay list, select the desired relay.
2.
Click Events...
The Events selection for Malfunction Relay dialog box is displayed.
3.
Click to select the desired events that can trigger the malfunction relay.
4.
Click OK.
The malfunction relay is added to the system.
See also
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Configuring schedules
Main window >
Schedules
There are two schedule types available:
–
Recording Schedules
–
Task Schedules
You can configure a maximum of 10 different Recording Schedules in the Recording Schedule
Table. In these segments the cameras can behave differently. For example, they can have
different frame rate and resolution settings (to be configured in the Cameras and Recording
page). In every point in time, exactly one Recording Schedule is valid. There are no gaps and
no overlaps.
You configure Task Schedules for scheduling various events which can occur in your system
(to be configured in the Events page).
See glossary for definitions of Recording Schedules and Task Schedules.
The schedules are used in other pages of the Configuration Client:
–
Cameras and Recording page
Used to configure recording.
–
Events page
Used to determine when events cause logging, alarms, or execution of Command Scripts.
–
User Groups page
Used to determine when the members of a user group can log on.
Follow these references to get detailed information on the available application windows:
19.1
–
Recording Schedules page, page 348
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Task Schedules page, page 349
4
Click
to save the settings.
4
Click
to undo the last setting.
4
Click
to activate the configuration.
Configuring a Recording Schedule
Main window >
Schedules
You can add exception days and holidays to any Recording Schedule. These settings override
the normal weekly settings.
The sequence of decreasing priority is: exception days, holidays, weekdays.
The maximum number of Recording Schedules is 10. The first three entries are configured by
default. You can change these settings. Entries with the gray icon
do not have a time
period configured.
Recording Schedules share the same weekdays.
Each Standard Task Schedule has its own weekdays patterns.
To configure a Recording Schedule:
1.
In the Recording Schedules tree, select a schedule.
2.
Click the Weekdays tab.
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In the Schedule Table field, drag the pointer to select the time periods for the selected
schedule. The selected cells are displayed in the color of the selected schedule.
Notes:
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You can mark a time period on a weekday of a Recording Schedule with the color of
another Recording Schedule.
See also
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19.2
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Adding a Task Schedule
Main window >
Schedules
To add a Task Schedule:
1.
Click Add.
A new entry is added.
2.
Enter the appropriate name.
3.
Click Standard for a standard Task Schedule or Recurring for a recurring Task Schedule.
If you change the setting, a message box is displayed. Click OK if you want to change the
schedule type.
A standard Task Schedule is displayed as
4.
, a recurring Task Schedule as
.
Make the appropriate settings for the selected schedule.
See also
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19.3
Task Schedules page, page 349
Configuring a standard Task Schedule
Main window >
Schedules
Each standard Task Schedule has its own weekdays patterns.
To configure a standard Task Schedule:
1.
In the Task Schedules tree, select a standard Task Schedule.
2.
Click the Weekdays tab.
3.
In the Schedule Table field, drag the pointer to select the time periods for the selected
schedule.
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19.4
Task Schedules page, page 349
Configuring a recurring Task Schedule
Main window >
Schedules
Each recurring Task Schedule has its own day pattern.
To configure a recurring Task Schedule:
1.
In the Task Schedules tree, select a recurring Task Schedule
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In the Recurrence Pattern field, click the frequency with which you want the Task
Schedule to recur (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly) and then make the corresponding
settings.
3.
In the Start date: list, select the appropriate start date.
4.
In the Day Pattern field, drag the pointer to select the appropriate time period.
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19.5
Task Schedules page, page 349
Removing a Task Schedule
Main window >
> Select an item in the Task Schedules tree
To remove a Task Schedule:
1.
In the Task Schedules tree, select an item.
2.
Click Delete.
The Task Schedule is deleted. All items that are assigned to this schedule, are not
scheduled.
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19.6
Task Schedules page, page 349
Adding holidays and exception days
Main window >
Schedules
Caution!
You can configure empty exception days and holidays. Exception days and holidays replace
the schedule of the corresponding week day.
!
Example:
Old configuration:
Weekday schedule configured to be active from 9:00 to 10:00
Exception day schedule configured to be active from 10:00 to 11:00
Result: activity from 10:00 to 11:00
Same behavior is valid for holidays.
You can add holidays and exception days to a Recording Schedule or to a Task Schedule.
Recording Schedules share the same holidays and exception days.
Each standard Task Schedule has its own holidays or exception days patterns.
To add holidays and exception days to a schedule:
1.
In the Recording Schedules or Task Schedules tree, select a schedule.
2.
Click the Holidays tab.
3.
Click Add.
The Add Holiday(s) dialog box is displayed.
4.
Select one or more holidays and click OK.
The selected holidays are added to the Schedule Table.
5.
Drag the pointer to select the appropriate time period (this is not possible for Recording
Schedules).
The selected cells are cleared and vice versa.
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6.
Click the Exception Days tab.
7.
Click Add.
The Add Exception Day(s) dialog box is displayed.
8.
Select one or more special days and click OK.
The selected exception days are added to the Schedule Table.
9.
Drag the pointer to select the appropriate time period (this is not possible for Recording
Schedules).
The selected cells are cleared and vice versa.
The sorting order of the added holidays and exception days is chronological.
Notes:
–
You can mark a time period on a holiday or exception day of a Recording Schedule with
the color of another Recording Schedule.
See also
19.7
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Recording Schedules page, page 348
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Task Schedules page, page 349
Removing holidays and exception days
Main window >
Schedules
You can remove holidays and exception days from a Recording Schedule or a Task Schedule.
To remove holidays and exception days from a Task Schedule:
1.
In the Recording Schedules or Task Schedules tree, select a schedule.
2.
Click the Holidays tab.
3.
Click Delete.
The Select the holidays to delete dialog box is displayed.
4.
Select one or more holidays and click OK.
The selected holidays are removed from the Schedule Table.
5.
Click the Exception Days tab.
6.
Click Delete.
The Select the exception days to delete. dialog box is displayed.
7.
Select one or more exception days and click OK.
The selected exception days are removed from the Schedule Table.
See also
19.8
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Recording Schedules page, page 348
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Task Schedules page, page 349
Renaming a schedule
Main window >
To rename a schedule:
1.
In the Recording Schedules or Task Schedules tree, select an item.
2.
Click
3.
Enter the new name and press ENTER. The entry is renamed.
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Configuring cameras and recording settings
Main window >
Cameras and Recording
This chapter provides information on how to configure the cameras in your Bosch VMS.
You configure various camera properties and the recording settings.
Follow these references to get detailed information on the available application windows:
20.1
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Cameras page, page 350
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Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box (only VRM and Local Storage), page 353
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Stream Quality Settings dialog box
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COM1, page 311
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PTZ/ROI Settings dialog box, page 357
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Copy Recording Settings dialog box (NVR only)
4
Click
to save the settings.
4
Click
to undo the last setting.
4
Click
to activate the configuration.
Copying and pasting in tables
You can configure many objects simultaneously within a Camera Table, an Event Configuration
Table, or an Alarm Configuration Table.
You can copy the configurable values of a table row in other rows:
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Copy all values of a row to other rows.
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Copy only one value of a row to another row.
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Copy the value of one cell to a complete column.
You can copy the values in two different ways:
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Copy into the clipboard and then paste.
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Direct copy and paste.
You can determine in which rows to paste:
–
Copy in all rows.
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Copy in selected rows.
To copy and paste all configurable values of a row into another row:
1.
Right-click the row with the desired values and click Copy Row.
2.
Click the row heading of the row that you want to modify.
To select more than one row press the CTRL key and point to the other row headings.
3.
Right-click the table and click Paste.
The values are copied.
To copy and paste one value of a row into another row:
1.
Right-click the row with the desired values and click Copy Row.
2.
Right-click the cell that you want to modify, point to Paste Cell to, and click Current Cell.
The value is copied.
To copy all configurable values directly:
1.
Click the row heading of the row that you want to modify.
To select more than one row press the CTRL key and point to the other row headings.
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Right-click the row with the desired values, point to Copy Row to, and click Selected
Rows.
The values are copied.
To copy one value directly:
1.
Click the row heading of the row that you want to modify.
To select more than one row press the CTRL key and point to the other row headings.
2.
Right-click the cell with the desired value, point to Copy Cell to, and click Selection in
Column .
The value is copied.
To copy a value of a cell to all other cells in this column:
4
Right-click the cell with the desired value, point to Copy Cell to, and click Complete
Column.
The value is copied.
To duplicate a row:
4
Right-click the row and click Add Duplicated Row.
The row is added below with a new name.
See also
20.2
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Cameras page, page 350
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Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box (only VRM and Local Storage), page 353
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Events page, page 359
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Alarms page, page 364
Exporting the Camera Table
Main window >
Cameras and Recording
Or
Main window >
Cameras and Recording > Click an icon to change the Cameras page
according to the desired storage device, for example
Displays various information on the cameras available in your Bosch VMS.
You can export the Camera Table into a CSV file.
To export:
1.
Right-click anywhere in the Camera Table and click Export table....
2.
In the dialog box, type in an appropriate filename.
3.
Click Save.
The selected Camera Table is exported in a csv file.
20.3
Configuring stream quality settings
To add a stream quality settings entry:
1.
Click
2.
Type in a name.
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To remove a stream quality settings entry:
4
Select an entry in the list and click
to delete the entry.
You cannot delete default entries.
To rename a stream quality settings entry:
1.
Select an entry in the list.
2.
Enter the new name in the Name field.
You cannot rename default entries.
3.
Click OK.
To configure stream quality settings:
20.4
1.
Select an entry in the list.
2.
Make the appropriate settings.
Configuring camera properties
Main window >
Cameras and Recording >
To change camera properties:
1.
In the Camera column, click a cell and type a new name for the camera.
This name is displayed in all other places where cameras are listed.
2.
Make the appropriate settings in the other columns.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
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Configuring recording settings (only VRM and Local Storage)
Main window >
Cameras and Recording >
You can configure the recording settings of all devices that are added to the VRM Devices item
in the Device Tree.
Note: For recording, ensure that the corresponding VRM or local storage is properly
configured.
VRM: Devices > Expand
>
Local Storage: Devices > Expand
>
To add a recording settings entry:
1.
Click
2.
Type in a name.
to add a new entry in the list.
To remove a recording settings entry:
4
Select an entry in the list and click
to delete the entry.
You cannot delete default entries.
To rename a recording settings entry:
1.
Select an entry in the list.
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Enter the new name in the Name: field.
You cannot rename default entries.
3.
Click OK.
To configure recording settings:
1.
Select an entry in the list.
2.
Make the appropriate settings and click OK.
3.
Click
4.
In the Recording column, select the desired recording setting for each encoder.
or
.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
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Configuring recording settings (NVR only)
Main window >
Cameras and Recording > Click
tab (for example
> Click a Recording Schedule
)
Before you configure the recording settings, configure the stream quality levels.
Note: For recording, ensure that the corresponding NVR is configured properly (Devices >
Expand
>
> Disk Storage tab).
Notice!
For all encoders, live view settings are also used for pre-event recording.
For encoders that support dual-streaming, the settings for live/pre-event recording, motion
recording, and alarm recording are all configured independently.
For encoders that support only a single stream (e.g., the VideoJet 8004), live viewing and
recording use the same stream. In this case, the recording settings take priority, so the live
view uses the stream quality settings for continuous, motion, and alarm recording. You can
enter a setting for live/pre-event only if continuous recording is disabled.
You can switch the live stream from stream 2 (default) to stream 1 for a workstation
(Devices > Expand > > Settings tab > Override settings from "Cameras and
Recording" page) or for an encoder. This setting does not affect pre-event recording.
To configure recording settings:
1.
In the
column of Continuous Recording, select the desired stream quality or disable
continuous recording.
2.
In the
column, select a check box to activate audio.
3.
In the
column of Live/Pre-event Recording, select the desired stream quality or
select stream 1.
4.
In the
column, select a check box to activate audio.
5.
In the
column of Motion Recording, select the desired stream quality or disable
motion recording.
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6.
In the
7.
In the Pre-event [s] column, click a cell and type the appropriate time.
column, select a check box to activate audio.
8.
In the Post-event [s] column, click a cell and type the appropriate time.
9.
In the
column of Alarm Recording, select the desired stream quality or disable alarm
recording.
10. In the
column, select a check box to activate audio.
11. In the Pre-event [s] column, click a cell and type the appropriate time.
12. In the Post-event [s] column, click a cell and type the appropriate time.
Notice!
If pre-event time for motion recording and pre-event time for alarm recording differ, the
higher value is used for both.
If the configured pre-event time would overlap a preceding alarm or motion recording, the
pre-event recording starts after the preceding recording is finished.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
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Configuring PTZ port settings
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
>
>
Interfaces tab > Periphery tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Interfaces tab >
Periphery tab
or
Main window >
Devices >
>
> Interfaces tab > Periphery tab
You can only configure port settings for an encoder where the control of the camera is
available and activated.
When the encoder or PTZ camera is exchanged, the port settings are not retained. You must
again configure them.
After a firmware update check the port settings.
To configure the port settings of an encoder:
4
Make the appropriate settings.
The settings are valid immediately after saving. You do not have to activate the
configuration.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
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Periphery page, page 311
Configuring PTZ camera settings
Main window >
Cameras and Recording >
First configure the port settings of your PTZ camera before you can configure the PTZ camera
settings. Otherwise the PTZ control is not working in this dialog box.
You can remove menu items of the context menu displayed on a PTZ camera hot spot on a
map.
To configure the control of a camera:
1.
In the Camera Table, select the required encoder.
2.
To activate the control of a camera: In the
3.
Click the
column, select the check box.
button.
The dialog box for configuring PTZ settings is displayed.
4.
Remove the prepositions that you do not want to be displayed as context menu items on
a map.
5.
Make the appropriate settings.
6.
Click OK.
For detailed information on the various fields, follow the link to the appropriate application
window below.
See also
20.9
–
PTZ/ROI Settings dialog box, page 357
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Configuring PTZ port settings, page 192
Configuring the ROI function
Main window >
Cameras and Recording >
You can enable the ROI function for a fixed HD camera.
You must configure stream 2 for live video and you must configure the H.264 MP SD ROI
codec for stream 2.
Ensure that stream 2 is used for live video on each workstation where ROI is to be used.
To enable ROI:
1.
In the Stream 2 - Codec column, select the H.264 MP SD ROI codec.
2.
In the Live Video - Stream column, select Stream 2.
3.
In the Live Video - ROI column, click to select the check box.
To disable ROI:
1.
In the Live Video - ROI column, click to disable the check box.
2.
In the Stream 2 - Codec column, select the desired codec.
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Configuring predefined positions for the ROI function
Main window >
Cameras and Recording >
You can configure the predefined positions for using ROI like for a PTZ camera. You cannot
configure Aux commands for ROI.
To configure:
1.
In the Camera Table, select the desired camera for which ROI is enabled.
2.
Click
.
The PTZ/ROI Settings dialog box is displayed.
3.
In the Predefined Positions tab, define predefined positions as required.
4.
Click OK.
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Configuring the ANR function
Main window >
Cameras and Recording >
Before you enable the ANR function, you must add the storage media of an encoder to the
desired encoder and configure this storage media.
You must disable dual recording for the encoder to configure ANR.
The ANR function only works on encoders with firmware version 5.90 or later. Not all encoder
types support ANR even if the correct firmware version is installed.
To enable:
4
In the row of the desired camera, in the ANR column, select the checkbox.
See also
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Configuring dual recording in the Camera Table, page 194
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Cameras page, page 350
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Configuring the storage media of an encoder, page 142
Configuring dual recording in the Camera Table
Main window >
Cameras and Recording >
You must disable the ANR function to configure dual recording.
If you configure dual recording for one camera of a multi-channel encoder, the system ensures
that the same recording target is configured for all cameras of this encoder.
To configure:
1.
In the Secondary Recording - Target column, click a cell of the desired encoder and then
click the desired pool of a Secondary VRM.
Automatically all cameras of the affected encoder are configured to be recorded to the
selected Secondary VRM.
2.
In the Setting column, select a scheduled recording setting.
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Configuring the ANR function, page 194
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Dual / failover recording, page 40
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Configuring events and alarms
Main window >
Events
or
Main window >
Alarms
This chapter provides information on how to configure events and alarms in your system.
The available events are grouped beyond their corresponding devices.
In the Events page, you configure when an event in your Bosch VMS triggers an alarm,
executes a Command Script, and is logged.
Example (part of an Event Configuration Table):
This example means:
If the video signal of the selected camera gets lost, an alarm is triggered, the event is logged,
and no script is executed.
In Alarms, you define how an alarm is displayed, and which cameras are displayed and
recorded in case of an alarm.
Some system events are configured as alarms by default.
Follow these references to get detailed information on the available application windows:
–
Command Script Editor dialog box, page 361
–
Create Compound Event / Edit Compound Event dialog box, page 362
–
Select Script Language dialog box, page 362
–
Alarm Settings dialog box, page 365
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Select Image Pane Content dialog box, page 365
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4
Click
to save the settings.
4
Click
to undo the last setting.
4
Click
to activate the configuration.
Copying and pasting in tables
You can configure many objects simultaneously within a Camera Table, an Event Configuration
Table, or an Alarm Configuration Table with a few clicks.
For detailed information, see Copying and pasting in tables, page 188.
21.2
Removing a table row
Main window >
Alarms
You can only remove a table row that you or another user have added, i.e. you can delete
duplicated events or Compound Events.
Compound Events are located in the Event Tree under System Devices > Compound Events.
To remove a table row:
1.
Select the row.
2.
Click
.
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Events page, page 359
Managing resource files
For detailed information see:
–
21.4
Managing resource files, page 176.
Configuring an event
Main window >
Events
To configure an event:
1.
In the tree, select an event or event state, for example System Devices > Authentication
> Operator Authentication Rejected.
The corresponding Event Configuration Table is displayed.
2.
In the Trigger Alarm - Schedule column, click a cell and select the appropriate schedule.
The schedule determines when the alarm is triggered.
Select one of the Recording Schedules or Task Schedules that you have configured in the
Schedules page.
3.
In the Log - Schedule column, click a cell and select the appropriate schedule.
The schedule determines when the event is logged.
4.
In the Script - Script column, click a cell and select an appropriate Command Script.
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The schedule determines when the event triggers the start of the Command Script.
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Events page, page 359
Duplicating an event
Main window > Events
You can duplicate an event to trigger different alarms for a particular event.
To duplicate an event:
1.
In the tree, select an event condition. The corresponding Event Configuration Table is
displayed.
2.
Select a table row.
3.
Click
. A new table row is added below. It has the default settings.
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Events page, page 359
Logging user events
Main window >
Events > Expand System Devices > User Actions
You can configure the logging behavior of several user actions for each available user group
individually.
Example:
To log user events:
1.
Select a user event to configure its logging behavior, e.g. Operator Logon.
The corresponding Event Configuration Table is displayed.
Each user group is displayed in the Device column.
2.
If available: In the Trigger Alarm - Schedule column, click a cell and select the
appropriate schedule.
The schedule determines when the alarm that is supposed to notify the user is triggered.
You can select one of the Recording Schedules or Task Schedules that you have
configured in Schedules.
3.
In the Log - Schedule column, click a cell and select the appropriate schedule.
The schedule determines when the event is logged.
In the example, the Operator logon of the Admin Group and the Power User Group are
not logged whereas the Operator logon of the Live User Group are logged during Day
schedule.
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Configuring user event buttons
Main window >
Events
You can configure the user event buttons available in the Operator Client. You can configure
that one or more user event buttons are not displayed in the Operator Client.
On the User Groups page, you configure that the user event buttons are only available in the
Operator Client of the corresponding user group.
To configure user event buttons:
1.
In the tree, select System Devices > Operator Client Event Buttons > Event Button
Pressed.
The corresponding Event Configuration Table is displayed.
2.
Select a user event button to configure its behavior.
3.
In the Trigger Alarm - Schedule column, click a cell and select the appropriate schedule.
The schedule determines when the alarm that is supposed to notify the user is triggered.
4.
In the Log - Schedule column, click a cell and select the appropriate schedule.
The schedule determines when the event is logged.
Selecting Never makes the user event button unavailable in the Operator Client of all user
groups that have the user event button permission.
5.
In the Script - Script column, click a cell and select an appropriate Command Script.
6.
In the Script - Schedule column, click a cell and select the appropriate schedule.
The schedule determines when the Command Script is executed.
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Events page, page 359
Creating a Compound Event
Main window > Events >
You create a Compound Event. You can combine only state changes and their objects. Objects
can be for example schedules or devices. You can combine both the state changes and their
objects with the Boolean expressions AND and OR.
Example: You combine the connection states of an IP camera and a decoder. The Compound
Event shall only occur when both the devices loose their connection. In this case you use the
AND operator for the two objects (the IP camera and the decoder) and for the two connection
states Video Signal Lost and Disconnected.
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To create a Compound Event:
1.
In the Event name: field, enter a name for the Compound Event.
2.
In the Event States: field, select an event state.
The available objects are displayed in the Objects: field.
3.
In the Objects: field select device as required.
The corresponding event and the selected devices are added to the Compound Event
pane.
4.
In the Compound Event: field, right-click a Boolean operation and change it where
required.
A Boolean operation defines the combination of its immediate child elements.
5.
Click OK.
The new Compound Event is added to the Event Configuration Table. You find it in the
Event Tree below System Devices.
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21.9
Events page, page 359
Editing a Compound Event
Main window > Events
You can change a previously created Compound Event.
To edit a Compound Event:
1.
In the Event Tree, expand System Devices > Compound Event State > Compound Event
is True.
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In the Event Configuration Table, in the Device column, right-click the required
Compound Event and click Edit.
The Edit Compound Event dialog box is displayed.
3.
Make the required changes.
4.
Click OK.
The Compound Event is changed.
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Events page, page 359
Configuring an alarm
Main window >
Alarms
Before configuring an alarm you must configure the trigger in Events.
To configure an alarm:
1.
In the tree, select an alarm, for example System Devices > Authentication > Operator
Authentication Rejected.
The corresponding Alarm Configuration Table is displayed.
2.
In the Priority column, click ... in a cell to type the alarm priority for the selected alarm
(100 is low priority, 1 is high priority).
In the Title column, click ... in a cell to type the title of the alarm to be displayed in
Bosch VMS, for example in the Alarm List.
In the Color column, click ... in a cell to display a dialog box for selecting a color for the
alarm to be displayed in the Operator Client, for example in the Alarm List.
3.
In the 1-5 columns, click ... in a cell to display the Select Image Pane Content dialog box.
Make the required settings.
4.
In the Audio File column, click ... in a cell to display a dialog box for selecting an audio
file that is played in case of an alarm.
5.
In the Alarm Options column, click ... in a cell to display the Alarm Options dialog box.
6.
Make the required settings.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
See also
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Alarms page, page 364
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Select Image Pane Content dialog box, page 365
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Alarm Options dialog box, page 366
Configuring settings for all alarms
Main window >
Alarms
You can set the following alarm settings that are valid for this Management Server:
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Number of Image panes per alarm
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Auto-clear time
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Manual alarm recording time
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Configure the behavior of all analog monitor groups
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To configure all alarms:
1.
Click
.
The Alarm Settings dialog box is displayed.
2.
Make the appropriate settings.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
4
Click OK.
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Configuring the pre- and post-alarm duration for an alarm
For configuring pre-alarm and post-alarm duration settings you need a camera that supports
ANR and firmware 5.90 or later must be installed.
Main window >
4
Cameras and Recording >
For the desired camera, click to enable ANR.
Main window >
4
Events
Configure the desired event for the ANR activated camera.
Main window >
Alarms
1.
Configure an alarm for this event.
2.
Select
3.
In the Alarm Options column click ...
or
The Alarm Options dialog box is displayed.
4.
In the Record column, select the check box of the ANR enabled camera to enable alarm
recording.
The check box in the Deviating Alarm Duration Settings column is selected
automatically.
5.
Click the Deviating Alarm Duration Settings tab.
6.
Configure the alarm duration settings as required.
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Triggering alarm recording with text data
Main window >
Alarms
You can trigger alarm recording with text data.
Before configuring an alarm you must configure an event that contains text data.
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Events > In the Event Tree select
(text data must be available, for
example: Foyer Card Reader Devices > Foyer Card Reader > Card Rejected)
Notice!
Configure the debounce time for the selected event to 0.
This ensures that no text data is lost.
To configure alarm recording:
1.
In the tree, select an alarm, for example ATM/POS Devices > ATM Input > Data Input.
The corresponding Alarm Configuration Table is displayed.
2.
Make the required settings.
3.
In the Alarm Options column, click ... in a cell to display the Alarm Options dialog box.
4.
Click the Cameras tab and click to select the Record checkbox.
See also
21.14
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Text Data Recording dialog box, page 363
Adding text data to continous recording
Main window >
Events > In the Event Tree select
Data Input (text data must be
available, for example: Foyer Card Reader Devices > Foyer Card Reader > Card Rejected) >
Text Data Recording column > …
You can add text data to continuous recording.
21.15
Protecting alarm recording
Main window >
Alarms
Before configuring an alarm you must configure an event in Events.
To configure alarm recording:
1.
In the tree, select an alarm, for example ATM/POS Devices > ATM Input > Data Input.
The corresponding Alarm Configuration Table is displayed.
2.
Make the required settings.
3.
In the Alarm Options column, click ... in a cell to display the Alarm Options dialog box.
4.
Click the Cameras tab and click to select the Record checkbox.
5.
Select the Protect Recording checkbox.
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Configuring blinking hot spots
For each
event, you can configure the background color and the behavior (blinking or
not blinking) for hot spots. For example you can configure for a
event of a device that its
device icon on a map starts blinking when the state of this device changes.
Additionally you can configure the display priority for all hot spots. This is required when
different events occur for the same device. (1 = highest priority)
The configured color is valid for all hot spots with the same display priority. You can change
color, behavior and priority at any
hot spots of all other
event: The changed color and behavior is used for all
events which have the same priority.
The configuration of the color states on maps is only possible when you click to check the
Enable advanced state display (hot spot coloring in maps depending on state) option in the
Options dialog box.
To configure:
1.
In the tree, select an event state (
), for example Encoders/Decoders > Encoder
Relay > Relay State > Relay Opened.
The corresponding Event Configuration Table is displayed.
2.
Click Enable color states on maps.
3.
In the Display priority on map: field, enter the desired priority.
4.
Click the Background color on map: field to select the desired color.
5.
If desired, click to enable Blinking.
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Configuring Command Scripts
This chapter describes how to configure Command Scripts. Command Scripts appear at
various places of Bosch VMS.
1.
Click
to save the settings.
2.
Click
to undo the last setting.
3.
Click
to activate the configuration.
Notice!
Server Scripts gets activated during restart of Management Server service even if not
activated from within Configuration Client.
22.1
Managing Command Scripts
Main window
You can create a Command Script using the following scripting languages:
–
C#
–
VB.Net
You cannot change the scripting language of an existing Command Script.
You can create a Client Script or a Server Script.
You can add scriptlets to every script.
To get help on entering code, click
in the Command Script Editor dialog box. The
Bosch Script API help is displayed.
To add a server scriptlet:
1.
On the Tools menu, click the Command Script Editor... command.
The Select Script Language dialog box is displayed if no Command Script was created
yet.
2.
In the Script Language: list, select the required entry.
The Command Script Editor dialog box is displayed.
3.
In the left pane of the Command Script Editor dialog box, right-click ServerScript and
click New Scriptlet.
A new scriptlet is added.
4.
Enter your code.
To add a client scriptlet
1.
On the Tools menu, click the Command Script Editor... command.
The Select Script Language dialog box is displayed if no Command Script was created
yet.
2.
In the Script Language: list, select the required entry.
The Command Script Editor dialog box is displayed.
3.
In the left pane of the Command Script Editor dialog box, right-click ClientScript and
click New Scriptlet.
A new scriptlet is added.
4.
Enter your code.
To delete a scriptlet:
1.
Open the Command Script Editor dialog box.
2.
Click the Server Script tab or the Client Script tab as required.
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.
The scriptlet is removed.
To exit the Command Script Editor dialog box:
4
Click
.
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Command Script Editor dialog box, page 361
Configuring a Command Script to be started automatically
Main window >
Alarms >
or
> Alarm Options column > ...
You configure a Client Command Script to be started in the following cases:
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Workstation starts up.
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User accepts an alarm.
To configure a Command Script at workstation startup:
See Configuring a startup Command Script.
To configure a Command Script after user has accepted an alarm:
1.
Click the Workflow tab.
2.
In the Execute the following Client Script when alarm is accepted: list, select the
desired Client Script.
This script is started as soon as a user accepts the selected alarm.
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22.3
Alarm Options dialog box, page 366
Importing a Command Script
Main window
You can import Command Scripts that have been developed on another computer. The file
must be written in the same scripting language that you used on your system.
To import a Command Script:
1.
On the Tools menu, click the Command Script Editor... command.
The Command Script Editor dialog box is displayed.
2.
Click
.
The dialog box for opening a file is displayed.
3.
Select the required script file and click OK.
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Command Script Editor dialog box, page 361
Exporting a Command Script
Main window
You can export Command Scripts that have been developed on another computer.
To export a Command Script:
1.
On the Tools menu, click the Command Script Editor... command.
The Command Script Editor dialog box is displayed.
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The dialog box for saving a file is displayed.
3.
Type the required script file name and click OK.
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Command Script Editor dialog box, page 361
Configuring a startup Command Script
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Settings page
You configure a Command Script to be started when the Operator Client on the selected
workstation is started.
You must create a corresponding Command Script.
For creating a Command Script, see Managing Command Scripts, page 205.
To configure a startup script:
4
In the Startup script: list, select the required Command Script.
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Configuring users, permissions and Enterprise Access
Main window >
User Groups
This chapter provides information on how to configure user groups, Enterprise User Groups
and Enterprise Access. You make all settings per user group and not per user. A user can only
be the member of one user group or Enterprise User Group.
You cannot change the settings of a default user group.
This user group has access to all the devices of the Full Logical Tree and is assigned the
Always schedule.
For accessing the Windows user groups of a domain, LDAP user groups are used.
Follow these references to get detailed information on the available application windows:
23.1
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User Properties page, page 373
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New User Group/Enterprise Account dialog box, page 371
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User Group Properties page, page 372
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Add New Dual Authorization Group dialog box, page 374
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LDAP Server Settings dialog box, page 378
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Copy User Group Permissions dialog box, page 377
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Select User Groups dialog box, page 375
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Logical Tree page, page 381
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Events and Alarms page, page 378
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Operator Features page, page 381
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Priorities page, page 384
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Camera Permissions page, page 375
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Decoder Permissions page, page 377
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User Interface page, page 384
1.
Click
to save the settings.
2.
Click
to undo the last setting.
3.
Click
to activate the configuration.
Creating a user
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab
You create a user as a new member of an existing user group or Enterprise User Group.
Notice!
A user who wants to operate a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard connected to a decoder, must have a
number-only user name and password. The user name can have maximum 3 numbers; the
password can have maximum 6 numbers.
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To create a user:
1.
Select a group and click
.
A new user is added to the User Groups tree.
2.
Right-click the new user and click Rename.
3.
Enter the desired name and press ENTER.
4.
On the User Properties page, enter the user name and the password.
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Creating a group or account
Main window >
User Groups
You can create a standard user group, an Enterprise User Group or an Enterprise Account.
For adapting the user group permissions to your requirements, create a new user group and
change its settings.
You perform the task of creating an Enterprise User Group for an Enterprise Management
system on the Enterprise Management Server.
You create an Enterprise User Group with users to configure their operating permissions.
These operating permissions are available on an Operator Client that is connected to the
Enterprise Management Server. An example of an operating permission is the user interface of
the alarm monitor.
You perform the task of creating an Enterprise Account on a Management Server. Repeat this
task on each Management Server that is a member of your Enterprise System.
You create an Enterprise Account to configure the device permissions for an Operator Client
using an Enterprise System.
To create a group or account:
1.
Click the desired tab for the group or account that you want to add:
- User Groups
- Enterprise User Group
- Enterprise Access
2.
Click
.
The appropriate dialog box is displayed.
3.
Type in the name and a description.
4.
For an Enterprise Account enter a password and confirm this password.
5.
Click OK.
A new group or account is added to the corresponding tree.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
See also
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Enterprise System , page 26
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Creating an Enterprise System , page 114
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User Group Properties page, page 372
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Credentials page, page 380
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Server Access page, page 385
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Creating a dual authorization group
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> New Dual Authorization
Group dialog box
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> New Enterprise
Dual Authorization Group dialog box
You select two groups. The members of these groups are the members of the new dual
authorization group.
You can configure dual authorization for user groups and for Enterprise User Groups.
To create:
1.
Type in a name and description.
2.
Click
.
The appropriate dialog box is displayed.
3.
Select a group in each list.
It is possible to select the same group in the second list.
4.
For each group, select Force dual authorization if required.
When this check box is selected, each user of the first group can only log on together
with a user of the second group.
When this check box is cleared, each user of the first group can log on alone but he only
has the access rights of his group.
Related Topics
23.4
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Logon Pair Properties page, page 374
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Add New Dual Authorization Group dialog box, page 374
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Select User Groups dialog box, page 375
Configuring LDAP settings
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Operating Permissions
tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> Operating
Permissions tab
Caution!
Do not assign an LDAP group to different Bosch VMS user groups. This can result in not
intended permissions for these users.
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Notice!
Type the search paths accurately. Wrong paths can make the search on an LDAP server very
slow.
You configure LDAP groups in standard user groups or Enterprise User Groups.
To configure LDAP settings:
1.
Click the User Group Properties tab.
2.
In the LDAP Properties field, make the appropriate settings.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
23.5
Associating an LDAP group
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Operating Permissions
tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> Operating
Permissions tab
You associate an LDAP group with a Bosch VMS user group to give the users of this LDAP
group access to the Operator Client. The users of the LDAP group have the access rights of
the user group where you configure the LDAP group.
You probably need the help of the IT administrator who is responsible for the LDAP server.
You configure LDAP groups in standard user groups or Enterprise User Groups.
To associate an LDAP group:
1.
Click the User Group Properties tab.
2.
In the LDAP Properties field, click Settings.
The LDAP Server Settings dialog box is displayed.
3.
Enter the settings of your LDAP server and click OK.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
4
In the LDAP groups list, double-click an LDAP group.
This LDAP group is entered in the Associated LDAP group field.
23.6
Scheduling user logon permission
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Operating Permissions
tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> Operating
Permissions tab
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You can limit the members of a user group or Enterprise User Group to log on to their
computers at specified time periods.
You cannot change these settings for a default user group.
To schedule logging on:
23.7
1.
Click the User Group Properties tab.
2.
In the Logon schedule list, select a schedule.
Configuring operating permissions
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Operating Permissions
tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> Operating
Permissions tab
You can configure operating permissions like Logbook access or user interface settings.
You cannot change these settings for a default user group.
You configure operating permissions in standard user groups or Enterprise User Groups.
To configure operating permissions:
1.
Click the Operator Features tab.
2.
Select or clear the check boxes as appropriate.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
See also
23.8
–
User Group Properties page, page 372
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User Interface page, page 384
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Operator Features page, page 381
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Server Access page, page 385
–
Priorities page, page 384
Configuring user interface settings
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Operating Permissions
tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> Operating
Permissions tab
You can configure a multi monitor mode with up to 4 monitors. You set for every monitor what
is displayed on it, e.g. monitor 2 only displays Live Image panes or Monitor 1 and Monitor 2
use the 16:9 aspect ratio for HD cameras.
You configure operating permissions in standard user groups or Enterprise User Groups.
To configure user interface settings:
1.
Click the User Interface tab.
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In the 4 monitor list, select the required entries.
If you click Restore Default, all list entries are reset to their default settings.
3.
If required, select the Save settings when shutting down check box to enable the user to
save his individual settings when shutting down the Operator Client.
23.9
Configuring permissions for Logical Tree
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab > Device Permissions tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise Access tab > Device Permissions tab
You can set the permissions for all devices of the Logical Tree independently.
In an Enterprise System, these permissions are valid for the access of Enterprise User Group
users to the devices of a local Management Server, controlled by Enterprise Accounts.
After you have moved permitted devices to a folder that is not permitted for this user group,
you must set the permissions for the folder to grant access to its devices.
You cannot change these settings for a default user group.
You configure device permissions in standard user groups or Enterprise Accounts.
To configure permissions:
1.
In the User Groups tree, select a user group or account.
2.
Click the Logical Tree tab.
3.
Select or clear the check boxes as appropriate.
Selecting an item below a node, automatically selects the node.
Selecting a node, automatically selects all items below.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
23.10
Configuring permissions for events and alarms
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab > Device Permissions tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise Access tab > Device Permissions tab
You configure which events the user group or account is authorized to process.
You cannot change these settings for a default user group.
You configure permissions for events and alarms in standard user groups or Enterprise
Accounts.
To configure permission for events and alarms:
1.
In the User Groups tree, select a user group or account.
2.
Click the Events and Alarms tab.
3.
Select the check box to enable all available events and alarms.
Or:
Select the required check boxes to enable the appropriate events and alarms.
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Configuring camera permissions
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab > Device Permissions tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise Access tab > Device Permissions tab
You can configure various permissions for cameras, e.g. PTZ control.
You cannot change these settings for a default user group.
You configure camera permissions in standard user groups or Enterprise Accounts.
To configure camera permissions:
1.
In the User Groups tree, select a user group or account.
2.
Click the Camera Permissions tab.
3.
Select or clear the check boxes as appropriate.
For detailed information on the various fields, see the Online Help for the appropriate
application window.
23.12
Configuring decoder permissions
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab > Device Permissions tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise Access tab > Device Permissions tab
You can configure permissions for decoders.
You cannot change these settings for a default group.
You configure decoder permissions in standard user groups or Enterprise Accounts.
To configure decoder permissions:
1.
In the User Groups tree, select a user group or account.
2.
Click the Decoder Permissions tab.
3.
Select or clear the check boxes as appropriate.
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Decoder Permissions page, page 377
Configuring various priorities
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab
or
Main window >
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Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise Access tab
You can configure the following priorities:
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For standard user groups and Enterprise User Group: You can configure the alarm
priorities for Live Mode and Playback Mode.
–
For standard user groups and Enterprise Access: You can configure the priorities for
acquiring PTZ controls and Bosch Allegiant trunk lines.
You can configure a time period for PTZ locking, i.e. a user with higher priority can take
over the camera control from a user with a lower priority and locks it for this time period.
To configure live and playback priorities:
1.
Select a standard user group or an Enterprise User Group.
2.
Click Operating Permissions .
3.
Click the Priorities tab.
4.
In the Automatic Popup Behavior field, move the sliders as required.
To configure priorities for PTZ and Bosch Allegiant trunk lines:
23.14
1.
Select a standard user group or an Enterprise Account.
2.
Click Device Permissions tab.
3.
Click the Control Priorities tab.
4.
In the Control Priorities field, move the sliders as required.
5.
In the Timeout in min. list, select the required entry.
Copying user group permissions
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise Access tab
You can copy permissions from one group or account to another. You must have configured at
least 2 groups or accounts.
To copy permissions:
1.
In the User Groups tree, select a group or account.
2.
Click
.
The Copy User Group Permissions dialog box is displayed.
3.
Select the appropriate permissions and the appropriate target group or account.
4.
Click OK. The group permissions of this group are copied to the other group or account.
The dialog box is closed.
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Managing configuration data
Main window
You must activate the current configuration to make it valid for the Management Server and
Operator Client. The system reminds you to activate when exiting the Configuration Client.
Every activated configuration is saved with the date and with a description if required.
At every point in time you can restore a recently activated configuration. All configurations
saved in the meantime get lost.
You can export the current configuration in a configuration file and import this file later. This
restores the exported configuration. All configurations saved in the meantime get lost.
24.1
Activating the working configuration
Main window
You activate the currently working configuration. The Operator Client uses the activated
configuration after the next start if the user accepted it. If the activation is enforced, all open
instances of the Operator Client in the network exit and start again. The user of each
Operator Client instance usually does not have to log on again.
You can configure a delayed activation time. If you configure a delayed activation time, the
working configuration is not activated at once but at the time configured. If you configure
another activation time later (delayed or not does not matter), this time is active now. The
first configured activation time is removed.
When you exit the Configuration Client the system reminds you to activate the current working
copy of the configuration.
You cannot activate a configuration that contains a device without password protection.
Notice!
If the activation is enforced, each instance of Operator Client restarts when the configuration
is activated. Avoid unnecessary activations. Perform activations preferably in the night or
during time periods with low activities.
Notice!
If your system contains devices that are not protected by a password, you must secure these
devices before you can activate. You can deactivate this password enforcement.
To activate the currently working configuration:
1.
Click
.
The Activate Configuration dialog box is displayed.
If your configuration contains devices that are not protected by a password, you cannot
activate. In this case the Protect Devices with Default Password... dialog box is
displayed.
Follow the instructions in this dialog box and click Apply.
The Activate Configuration dialog box is displayed again.
2.
If appropriate, enter a delayed activation time. By default, the present point in time is
configured as activation time. If you do not change the delayed activation time, the
activation is performed immediately.
If appropriate, click to check Force activation for all Operator Clients.
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Type a description and click OK.
The current configuration is activated.
Each Operator Client workstation is instantly restarted, if connected to the network and
the activation is enforced. If a workstation is not connected, it is restarted as soon it is
connected again.
If you configured a delayed activation time, the configuration will be activated later.
See also
24.2
–
Protect Devices with Global Default Password dialog box, page 227
–
Activate Configuration dialog box, page 226
Activating a configuration
Main window
You can activate a previous version of the configuration that you have saved earlier.
To activate a configuration:
1.
On the System menu, click Activation Manager....
The Activation Manager dialog box is displayed.
2.
In the list, select the configuration you want to activate.
3.
Click Activate.
A message box is displayed.
4.
Click OK.
The Activate Configuration dialog box is displayed.
5.
If appropriate, click to check Force activation for all Operator Clients. Each
Operator Client workstation is automatically restarted to activate the new configuration.
The user cannot refuse the new configuration.
If Force activation for all Operator Clients is not checked, on each Operator Client
workstation a dialog box appears for some seconds. The user can refuse or accept the
new configuration. The dialog box is closed after a few seconds without user interaction.
In this case the new configuration is not accepted.
See also
24.3
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Activate Configuration dialog box, page 226
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Activation Manager dialog box, page 225
Exporting configuration data
Main window
You can export the device configuration data of Bosch VMS in a .zip file. This .zip file contains
the database file (Export.bvms) and the user data (.dat file).
You can use these files for restoring a system configuration that has been exported before on
the same (Enterprise) Management Server or for importing it on another (Enterprise)
Management Server. The user data file cannot be imported but you can use it to manually
restore the user configuration.
To export configuration data:
1.
On the System menu, click Export Configuration....
The Export Configuration File dialog box is displayed.
Note: If your current working copy configuration is not activated (
is active), you
export this working copy and not the activated configuration.
2.
Click Save.
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Enter a filename.
The current configuration is exported. A .zip file with database and user data is created.
See also
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24.4
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Importing configuration data
Main window
The following use cases are covered:
–
Importing a configuration that has been exported (backup has been performed) before on
the same server
–
Importing a configuration template that has been prepared and exported on another
server
–
Importing the configuration of an earlier Bosch VMS version.
You can only import a configuration if the latest changes of the current working copy are saved
and activated.
For importing the configuration data you need the appropriate password.
You cannot import user data.
To import the configuration:
1.
On the System menu, click Import Configuration....
The Import Configuration File dialog box is displayed.
2.
Select the desired file for import and click Open.
The Import Configuration... dialog box is displayed.
3.
Enter the appropriate password and click OK.
The Configuration Client is restarted. You must logon again.
The imported configuration is not activated but editable in Configuration Client.
Notice!
If you want to continue editing the configuration that has been activated for your
Management Server, perform a rollback in the Activate Configuration dialog box.
See also
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24.5
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Exporting configuration data to OPC
Main window
You can export the device configuration data of Bosch VMS in an XML file to import it in an
OPC Server application. The file must be stored in the bin directory of your Bosch VMS
installation.
For configuring a Bosch VMS - BIS connection the Bosch VMS - BIS Interface Configuration
Manual is available.
Caution!
Install OPC server and Bosch VMS Management Server on different computers.
If both the servers run on the same computer, the performance of the systems is reduced.
Additionally serious software crashes can appear.
To export configuration data:
1.
On the System menu, click Export Device Information for OPC....
The Export Device Information File dialog box is displayed.
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Enter a file name and click Save.
The file is saved.
You can import this file in your OPC server application.
24.6
Checking the status of your encoders/decoders
Main window > Hardware menu > Device Monitor... command > Device Monitor dialog box
You can check the status of all activated encoders/decoders in the Device Tree.
See also
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24.7
Device Monitor dialog box, page 231
Configuring SNMP monitoring
Main window
To configure:
1.
On the Settings menu, click SNMP Settings....
The SNMP Settings dialog box is displayed.
2.
Make the required settings and click OK.
To disable SNMP GetRequest:
4
In the SNMP GET port field, delete the content of the field.
Bosch VMS no longer listens to SNMP GetRequest.
See also
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24.8
SNMP Settings dialog box, page 232
Creating a report
Main window
You can create reports where information on the current configuration is collected.
To create a report:
1.
On the Reports menu, click the desired command.
The corresponding dialog box is displayed.
2.
Click CSV Export.
3.
Enter path and filename for the new report.
4.
Open the CSV file in Microsoft Excel or another spreadsheet application to check the
content.
See also
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Recording Schedules dialog box, page 228
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Task Schedules dialog box, page 228
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Cameras and Recording Parameters dialog box, page 228
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Stream Quality Settings dialog box, page 228
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Event Settings dialog box, page 229
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Compound Event Settings dialog box, page 229
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Alarm Settings dialog box, page 229
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Configured Users dialog box, page 229
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User Groups and Accounts dialog box, page 229
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Operating Permissions dialog box, page 229
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Configuration examples
This chapter contains examples on how to configure selected devices in Bosch VMS.
25.1
Adding a Bosch ATM/POS bridge
This example describes how to set up a Bosch ATM/POS bridge.
Configuring the ATM/POS bridge
1.
Ensure that the device is powered.
2.
To configure the IP address and subnet mask of the device connect it to a COM port of
your computer with a RS232 cable (use the specified Bosch cable for connection). See
the Installation Manual of the Bosch ATM/POS bridge for details.
3.
On this computer, start a Hyper terminal session (usually: Start > Programs >
Accessories > Communications > Hyper Terminal).
4.
Type a name for the session and click OK.
5.
Select the COM port number and click OK.
6.
Enter the following COM port settings:
–
9600 bits/s
–
8 data bits
–
no parity
–
1 stop bit
–
hardware flow control
Click OK.
7.
Press F1 for displaying the system options menu of the device.
8.
Enter 1 to set the IP address and the subnet mask as required.
9.
Leave the default settings for the ports:
–
port1: 4201
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port2: 4200
Adding the ATM/POS bridge to Bosch VMS
1.
Connect the device to your Bosch VMS network.
2.
Start Configuration Client.
3.
Click
Devices, expand the Logical Tree, expand
, right-click
, click
Add Bosch ATM/POS-Bridge.
The Add Bosch ATM/POS-Bridge dialog box is displayed.
4.
Type a name as desired and type the settings that you configured earlier.
5.
Click the Inputs tab and select the required inputs.
6.
Click
7.
Click
8.
Expand
9.
In the Trigger Alarm list, select Always to ensure that this event always triggers an alarm.
to save the settings.
Events.
, expand POS Bridge Input, click Data Input.
If you want the event trigger an alarm only during a certain time span, select a schedule.
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11. Click
Alarms.
12. Configure the desired alarm settings for this event.
13. Click
to save the settings and click
to activate the configuration.
14. Perform a test to ensure that the alarm is working as desired.
25.2
Adding a Bosch Allegiant input alarm
After a Bosch Allegiant device is added to Bosch VMS, you add Allegiant alarm inputs.
1.
On the Device Tree, click the Allegiant device entry.
2.
Click the Inputs tab and click Add Input.
3.
Add the desired input alarms.
4.
Click Events.
5.
In the Event Tree, expand Allegiant Devices, expand Allegiant Input, and click Input
Closed or Input Opened (depends on your application).
6.
In the Trigger Alarm list, select Always to ensure that an event always triggers an alarm.
If you want the event trigger an alarm only during a certain time span, select a schedule.
25.3
7.
Click
8.
Perform a test to ensure that the alarm is working as desired.
to save the settings and click
to activate the configuration.
Adding and configuring 2 Dinion IP cameras with VRM
recording
This section describes how to add 2 Dinion IP cameras for VRM recording, how to configure
different recording settings and how to configure Forensic Search for these cameras.
Prerequisite:
VRM and iSCSI devices are properly configured.
This means:
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The VRM is added to the Device Tree.
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An iSCSI device with configured target and LUN is assigned to this VRM.
To add the IP cameras to an existing VRM:
Main window >
1.
Right-click
Devices > Expand
and click Add Encoder.
The Add Encoder dialog box is displayed.
2.
Type the IP address of the IP camera and select the encoder type (Dinion IP).
Click OK.
Repeat this step for the other IP camera.
To add the IP cameras to the Logical Tree:
Main window >
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Drag the cameras to the Logical Tree.
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To change camera properties:
Main window >
1.
Cameras and Recording >
>
tab
In the Live Video column, configure the quality of live display. For these devices, you can
only set the live quality per camera, not schedule dependent.
2.
Make the appropriate settings in the other columns.
To configure recording settings for the cameras:
1.
Click a schedule tab, for example
.
2.
In the
3.
Under Continuous or Pre-alarm Recording, in the Select column, select the desired
column, click a cell and select the appropriate stream quality.
recording mode.
If you click Pre-alarm: Click a cell in the Duration column to select the alarm recording
time before the alarm in seconds.
4.
Under Alarm Recording, in the Duration column, click a cell and type the desired
recording time.
5.
Repeat the previous steps to configure the recording settings for the other camera.
To enable Forensic Search on a workstation:
Main window >
Devices > Expand
1.
Click the
icon of your workstation.
2.
Click the Settings tab.
3.
Click to select the Enable Forensic Search check box.
Performing a Forensic Search
Operator Client VRM main window >
>
Timeline tab
Perform the Forensic Search on the workstation where you have enabled Forensic Search.
To perform a Forensic Search:
1.
Using the Hairline, select the time period on the Timeline and select the corresponding
Image pane.
2.
Click
.
The Forensic Search dialog box is displayed.
The selected time period is copied to the Start: and End: fields.
If required, change the values. Click
.
3.
In the Algorithm: list, select an entry.
4.
In the Surveillance Tasks field, configure your Forensic Search.
You can find information on this in the relevant documents on the product CD supplied.
5.
Click Search to start the Forensic Search.
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This chapter contains information on some basic application windows available in Bosch VMS
Configuration Client.
26.1
Configuration window
Main window
Allows you to configure your system. The buttons in the toolbar represent the various pages
which you must configure to get a running system. Their sequence represents the
recommended workflow of configuration.
4
Click a tree item to display the available property pages.
Devices
Click to display the Devices page with all devices connected to the system.
Maps and Structure
Click to display the Maps and Structure page with Logical Tree, Device Tree, and maps.
Schedules
Click to display the Recording Schedules and Task Schedules page.
Cameras and Recording
Click to display the Cameras and Recording page with the Camera Table and the recording
settings of all cameras.
Events
Click to display the Events page.
Alarms
Click to display the Alarms page.
User Groups
Click to display the User Groups page with all users.
Click to save the changed settings of the current window.
Click to restore the saved settings of the current window.
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Click to display the Activate Configuration dialog box.
Click to delete the selected item. (Not available on every page).
Click to rename the selected item. (Not available on every page).
Click to display help information on the current window.
Click to refresh the state information for all devices (not available on every page). You can
refresh the state of a single device: Right-click the device and click Refresh state.
Note: When you have a large system with several 1000 devices configured, the process of
refreshing states can take a long time.
26.2
Menu commands
System menu commands
Save Changes
Saves all changes made on this page.
Undo All Changes on Page
Restores the settings of this page since the last
saving.
Activation Manager...
Displays the Activation Manager dialog box.
Export Configuration...
Displays the Export Configuration File dialog box.
Import Configuration...
Displays the Import Configuration File dialog box.
Export Device Information for
Displays a dialog box for creating a configuration
OPC...
file that you can import in a 3rd party management
system.
Exit
Exits the program.
Hardware menu commands
Initial Device Scan...
Displays the Initial Device Scan dialog box.
Protect Devices with Default
Displays the Protect Devices with Global Default
Password...
Password dialog box.
IP Device Configuration...
Displays the IP Device Configuration dialog box.
Device Monitor...
Displays the Device Monitor dialog box.
Failover NVR Manager...
Displays a dialog box for re-assigning cameras to a
fixed NVR.
Tools menu commands
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Command Script Editor...
Displays the Command Script Editor dialog box
Resource Manager...
Displays the Resource Manager dialog box.
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Sequence Builder...
Displays the Sequence Builder dialog box.
Resource Converter
Displays the Resource Converter dialog box if old
map resources in DWF format are available.
RRAS Configuration...
Displays the RRAS Configuration dialog box.
License Manager...
Displays the License Manager dialog box.
License Inspector...
Displays the License Inspector dialog box.
Reports menu commands
Recording Schedules...
Displays the Recording Schedules report dialog
box.
Task Schedules...
Displays the Task Schedules report dialog box.
Cameras and Recording
Displays the Cameras and Recording Parameters
Parameters...
report dialog box.
Stream Quality Settings...
Displays the Stream Quality Settings report dialog
box.
Event Settings...
Displays the Event Settings report dialog box.
Compound Event Settings...
Displays the Compound Event Settings report
dialog box.
Alarm Settings...
Displays the Alarm Settings report dialog box.
Configured Users...
Displays the Configured Users report dialog box.
User Groups and Accounts...
Displays the User Groups And Accounts report
dialog box.
Operating Permissions...
Displays the Operating Permissions report dialog
box.
Settings menu commands
Alarm Settings...
Displays the Alarm Settings dialog box.
SNMP Settings...
Displays the SNMP Settings dialog box.
Set Recording Qualities...
Displays the Stream Quality Settings dialog box.
Options...
Displays the Options dialog box.
Remote Access Settings...
Displays the Remote Access Settings dialog box.
Help menu commands
Display Help
Displays the Bosch VMS Application Help.
Help
Displays a dialog box containing information on the
installed system, e.g., the version number.
26.3
Activation Manager dialog box
Main window > System menu > Activation Manager... command
Allows you to activate the current configuration or to rollback to a previous configuration.
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Activate
Click to display the Activate Configuration dialog box.
See also
26.4
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Activating the working configuration, page 216
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Activating a configuration, page 217
Activate Configuration dialog box
Main window >
Allows you to type a description for the working copy of the configuration to be activated.
Set Delayed Activation time
Click to select a delayed activation time.
Force activation for all Operator Clients
If checked, each Operator Client workstation is automatically restarted to activate the new
configuration. The user cannot refuse the new configuration.
If not checked, on each Operator Client workstation a dialog box appears for some seconds.
The user can refuse or accept the new configuration. The dialog box is closed after a few
seconds without user interaction. In this case the new configuration is not accepted.
Configure RRAS service before Activation
Only available if you have enabled the Enable Port Mapping option in the Remote Access
Settings dialog box.
If checked, the RRAS Configuration dialog box is displayed before activation is performed.
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Protect Devices with Global Default Password dialog box
Main window > Hardware menu > Protect Devices with Default Password... command
or
Main window >
This dialog box appears, if an activation is pending and if your configuration contains devices
that are not protected by a password. It allows you to enter a global default password that is
applied on all affected devices.
Refresh States
Click to rescan the network for devices that are not protected by a password.
Global default password
Type in a password that is used for all currently not protected devices.
Show passwords
Click to enable that all passwords in this dialog are visible.
Enforce password protection on activation
Click to select this checkbox. If enabled, you must apply a global default password for devices
that are not protected by a password.
Apply
Click to apply the global default password.
The Changing Passwords dialog box is displayed. The changes of passwords are listed.
Click OK to close.
If you started with activating your configuration, the Activation Manager dialog box is
displayed.
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Activating the working configuration, page 216
License Manager dialog box
Main window > Tools menu > License Manager... command
Allows you to license the Bosch VMS package that you have ordered and to upgrade with
additional features.
Base Packages
Displays the available base packages.
Type Number
Displays the Commercial Type Number (CTN) of the selected package, feature or expansion.
Status
Displays the licensing status if applicable.
Optional Features
Displays the available features.
Expansion
Displays the available expansions and their count. To change the count point right from a
check box and click the up or down arrow.
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Activate
Click to display the License Activation dialog box.
Import Bundle Info
Click to import an XML file containing a Bundle Information that you received from Bosch.
Add New Package
Click to display a dialog box for selecting a new license file.
See also
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License Activation dialog box
Main window > Tools menu > License Manager... command > License Manager dialog box >
Activate button
Allows you to license the Bosch VMS packages that you have ordered and to upgrade with
additional packages.
For obtaining the License Activation Key you must contact the Bosch Activation Center and
specify the desired package and the computer signature of the Management Server.
Additionally you need the Authorization Number. This number is included in your software box.
License Activation Key:
Allows you to type the License Activation Key received from the Bosch Activation Center.
See also
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Activating the software licenses, page 99
Reports dialog boxes
This chapter covers all dialog boxes which are available for configuration reports.
See also
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26.8.1
Creating a report, page 219
Recording Schedules dialog box
Main window > Reports menu > Recording Schedules... command
Lists the configured recording schedules.
4
26.8.2
Click CSV Export to save all information of this dialog box in a CSV file.
Task Schedules dialog box
Main window > Reports menu > Task Schedules... command
Lists the configured task schedules.
4
26.8.3
Click CSV Export to save all information of this dialog box in a CSV file.
Cameras and Recording Parameters dialog box
Main window > Reports menu > Cameras and Recording Parameters... command
Lists the recording parameters that are configured in the Camera Table and the Recording
Table.
4
26.8.4
Click CSV Export to save all information of this dialog box in a CSV file.
Stream Quality Settings dialog box
Main window > Reports menu > Stream Quality Settings... command
Lists the configured stream quality settings of all cameras.
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Click CSV Export to save all information of this dialog box in a CSV file.
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Main window > Reports menu > Event Settings... command
Lists the events for which a schedule for triggering an alarm is configured.
4
26.8.6
Click CSV Export to save all information of this dialog box in a CSV file.
Compound Event Settings dialog box
Main window > Reports menu > Compound Event Settings... command
Lists the all compound events.
4
26.8.7
Click CSV Export to save all information of this dialog box in a CSV file.
Alarm Settings dialog box
Main window > Reports menu > Alarm Settings... command
Lists all alarm settings of the configured alarms, including the settings in the Alarm Options
dialog box.
4
26.8.8
Click CSV Export to save all information of this dialog box in a CSV file.
Configured Users dialog box
Main window > Reports menu > Configured Users... command
Lists the users who are permitted to log on to the system.
4
26.8.9
Click CSV Export to save all information of this dialog box in a CSV file.
User Groups and Accounts dialog box
Main window > Reports menu > User Groups and Accounts... command
Lists the configured user groups and dual authorization groups.
4
26.8.10
Click CSV Export to save all information of this dialog box in a CSV file.
Device Permissions dialog box
Main window > Reports menu > Device Permissions... command
Lists the permissions for using the configured devices for each user group.
4
26.8.11
Click CSV Export to save all information of this dialog box in a CSV file.
Operating Permissions dialog box
Main window > Reports menu > Operating Permissions... command
Lists the permissions for using Operator Client for each user group.
4
26.9
Click CSV Export to save all information of this dialog box in a CSV file.
Alarm Settings dialog box
See Alarm Settings dialog box, page 365 for details.
26.10
Options dialog box
Main window > Settings menu > Options... command
Language
Allows you to configure the language of your Configuration Client. If you select System
language the language of your Windows installation is used.
This setting is enabled after restarting Configuration Client.
Analog Monitor Group (AMG) Settings
Allows you to configure that the users can control all analog monitor groups with each
Bosch VMS client computer. It is then not required to configure this computer as a
workstation in the Device Tree.
This setting is enabled after activating the configuration.
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Decoders automatically select the stream when connecting to camera
Allows you to configure that all decoders in your system use a compatible stream and not
necessarily the Live stream.
This setting is enabled after activating the configuration.
Logbook Configuration
Allows you to configure the connection string for the Logbook database. Change this string
only when you want to configure a remote SQL server for the Logbook and only when you are
familiar with SQL server technology.
This setting is enabled after activating the configuration.
Enable advanced state display (hot spot coloring in maps depending on state)
Allows you to configure for all state events that the hot spots of the devices belonging to this
event, are displayed with a background color and blink when the configured event occurs.
The configuration of the advanced state display is possible after you saved the configuration.
The hot spots are displayed on a map in Operator Client after you have activated the
configuration.
Enforce automatic logoff of Configuration Client after this time of inactivity
This setting is enabled after activating the configuration.
Allow multiple logons with the same user name
Allows you to configure that a user of Bosch VMS SDK, Bosch VMS Web Client, Bosch VMS
Mobile App, or Operator Client can perform multiple synchronous logons with the same user
name.
See also
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Assigning an analog monitor group to a workstation, page 163
Remote Access Settings dialog box
Main window > Settings menu > Remote Access Settings... command
Allows you to configure the port mapping for remote access.
You add one or more port ranges. Bosch VMS automatically assigns each private IP address of
a configured device to a different public port number of one these ranges.
In the router that connects your private network with the public network, you configure the
same port mapping. The router then forwards each packet with public port number from the
public network to the private IP address and port number. Private IP address and port number
have been configured in the port mapping table for this public port number.
Notice!
Additionally in the router you must manually configure the port forwarding according to the
settings in the port mapping table.
Enable Port Mapping
Click to enable / disable port mapping.
Add
Click to add a port range in the Port Ranges list.
Edit
Click to change a selected entry in the Port Ranges list.
Remove
Click to remove a selected entry in the Port Ranges list.
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Private IP address (for access within the LAN)
Select the private IP address of your Management Server local network adapter.
Public network address (IP address or DNS name, for access from external, e.g. via
Internet)
Type in the public network address of this private network. The remote Operator Client logs
on with this public network address to get access to the devices of this Management Server.
Show Port Mapping...
Click to display the Port Mapping Table dialog box.
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26.11.1
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Port Mapping Table dialog box
Main window > Settings menu > Remote Access Settings... command > Show Port Mapping...
button > Port Mapping Table dialog box
Displays the port mapping for the IP addresses of the configured devices in your Bosch VMS.
You can copy the table into the clipboard and you can add entries that are not managed by
Bosch VMS.
Copy to Clipboard
Click to copy the mapping table to the clipboard. This helps you in creating a configuration
script for a port mapping in a router (for example a RRAS service).
Protocol
Displays the used network protocol for this device.
You can change the value manually.
Private Port
Displays the private port number used in the private network for this device.
You can change the value manually.
Public Port
Displays the public port number used by Operator Client from public networks to access this
device.
You can change the value manually.
Fixed
Click to check to fix the manually assigned port number.
Click to uncheck to enable the automatic assignment of a port number.
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Device Monitor dialog box
Main window > Hardware menu > Device Monitor... command > Device Monitor dialog box
Allows you to check the status of the encoders/decoders in your Device Tree that are active in
your Bosch VMS.
Display Name
Device name that was configured in Bosch VMS.
Network Address
IP address of the device.
State
The following states can be displayed:
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Configured: Configuration of this device is activated.
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Configuration mismatch: Configuration of this device is not activated.
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Unknown: Status could not be determined.
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Not Connected: Not connected.
Last Check
Date and time when the dialog was started and the check was performed. As long as the
dialog box is displayed, the devices are not checked again.
See also
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26.13
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SNMP Settings dialog box
Main window > Settings menu > SNMP Settings... command
Allows you to configure SNMP monitoring on your Management Server computer. You specify
for which event an SNMP trap is sent, some additional information on your system, and the IP
addresses of the computers which are planned to receive SNMP traps from Bosch VMS.
The server sends SNMP traps when events occur. You can receive these traps with the SNMP
receiver in Configuration Client using the SNMP Trap Logger tool. You can also use another
software that can receive SNMP traps.
The SNMP agent in Bosch VMS supports SNMP GetRequest. When an SNMP manager software
(for example iReasoning MIB Browser) sends an SNMP GetRequest to the Bosch VMS
Management Server then the Management Server sends a corresponding response message.
The MIB file is located in the following file:
<installation_directory>\Bosch\VMS\bin\BVMS.mib
Only SNMPv1 and v2 are supported.
Note: SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 are not completely compatible. Hence we recommend not using
SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 together.
SNMP GET port
Type in the port number for SNMP GetRequest. This is the port where the SNMP agent of the
Bosch VMS Management Server listens for SNMP GetRequest.
Note: Bosch VMS does not use the standard port number 161 for SNMP GetRequest, because
this port is possibly used by the SNMP agent of the computer where the Bosch VMS
Management Server is installed on.
The default value is 12544.
System contact
Type in contact data for your Bosch VMS. You can retrieve this information with an SNMP
GetRequest using the OID .1.3.6.1.2.1.1.4.
System description
Type in a description of your Bosch VMS. You can retrieve this information with an SNMP
GetRequest using the OID .1.3.6.1.2.1.1.5.
System location
Type in the location of your Bosch VMS. This string should specify the physical location of the
server computer, for example building, room number, rack-number, etc.
You can retrieve this information with an SNMP GetRequest using the OID .1.3.6.1.2.1.1.6.
Trap Receivers
Type the IP address of the computer where Bosch VMS is supposed to send SNMP traps to.
Trap Filter
Click to select the events in the Event Tree to filter the SNMP traps that are sent.
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Configuring SNMP monitoring, page 219
License Investigator dialog box
Main window > Tools menu > License Inspector... command > License Inspector dialog box
You can check whether the number of installed Bosch VMS licenses exceeds the number of
purchased licenses.
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Devices page
Main window >
Devices
Displays the Device Tree and the configuration pages.
The count of items below an entry is displayed in square brackets.
Allows you to configure the available devices, such as mobile video services, ONVIF encoders,
Bosch Video Streaming Gateway devices, encoders, decoders, VRMs, local storage encoders,
analog matrices, or peripheral devices like ATM / POS bridges.
Note:
Video data from encoders that are assigned to an NVR, is always encoded with MPEG-4.
Devices are represented in a tree and grouped by the physical network structure and the
device categories.
Video sources like encoders are grouped under VRMs. Digital video recorders such as DiBos
are listed separately.
Scans the network for NVRs, decoders, and encoders. When the scan process is finished, a
dialog box for assigning the detected encoders to NVRs is displayed.
Failover NVR Manager
Click to display the Failover NVR Manager dialog box.
IP Device Configuration
Click to display the IP Device Configuration dialog box.
Type in a string and press the ENTER key to filter the
displayed items. Only items containing the string and their corresponding parent items (only
in trees) are displayed. The count of filtered items and the total count of items is provided. An
active filter is indicated by
. Enclose strings with double quotes to find them exactly, for
example "Camera 1" exactly filters the cameras with this name, not camera 201.
To cancel filtering, click
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Click a tree item to display the corresponding page.
Server List / Address Book page
Main window >
Devices > Enterprise System > Server List / Address Book
Main window >
Devices > Enterprise System > Server List / Address Book
You can add multiple Management Server computers for simultaneous access in Bosch VMS
Enterprise System. You can also add multiple Management Server computers for sequential
access for Server Lookup.
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You can add additional columns in the Server List. This lets you add further information that
the user can search for when using Server Lookup. The added columns are also visible on the
Server Access page (Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> Server Access tab).
Add Server
Click to display the Add Server dialog box.
Delete Server
Click to remove the Management Server entries.
Management Server
Displays the names of all added Management Server computers. You can change each entry.
Private Network Address
Displays the private network addresses of all added Management Server computers. You can
change each entry.
Public Network Address
Displays the public network addresses of all added Management Server computers. You can
change each entry. You need the public network address for accessing this Management
Server computer via remote access.
Server Number
Displays the logical numbers of all added Management Server computers. You can change
each entry.
Server Description
Type in a description for this Management Server. You need this description to find it in the
list of all available servers when you want to access the Management Server exclusively, for
example to clarify an alarm coming from another management system.
Click to get a step-by-step instruction:
27.1.1
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Configuring the Server List for Enterprise System, page 119
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Configuring Server Lookup , page 121
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Exporting the Server List, page 122
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Importing a Server List, page 122
Add Server dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Enterprise System > Server List / Address Book
Server name
Type in the display name of the Management Server.
Private network address
Type in the private IP address or DNS name of the Management Server.
Public network address
Type in the public network address or DNS name used for routed access.
Server description
Type in a description for the Management Server.
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Initial Device Scan dialog box
Main window > Hardware menu > Initial Device Scan... command
Displays the devices which have duplicate IP addresses or a default IP address (192.168.0.1).
Allows you to change such IP addresses and subnet masks.
You must enter the correct subnet mask before changing an IP address.
27.3
NVR & Decoder Scan dialog box
As of Bosch VMS 5.0, NVRs, Failover NVRs, and Redundant NVRs are not supported any longer.
Main window >
Devices >
NVR & Decoder Scan
Displays detected encoders, NVRs, and decoders.
Allows you to assign detected encoders to an NVR. This is required to store the video data of
the encoder on an NVR and to manage events of their assigned devices.
Unassigned devices do not appear in the Device Tree.
Notice!
Only devices in the local subnet are detected automatically. If a device is located in another
subnet, add it manually to the Device Tree. To perform this, right-click the required node (for
example an NVR), click Add Encoder, type the IP address of the device, click the Network tab
and enter the subnet mask of the device.
Unassigned Encoders
Displays the unassigned encoders that were detected.
Assigned Encoders and NVRs
Displays assigned encoders and NVRs. NVRs are automatically assigned when they are
detected. For assigning encoders you must drag them from the Unassigned Encoders list to
an NVR.
Decoders
Displays the detected decoders.
Configure Devices
Click to display the IP Device Configuration dialog box.
Next >
Click to display the next page of this dialog box. If the device names differ from their names in
Bosch VMS, a dialog box is displayed for changing the names as required.
Finish
Click to confirm the scan results and the assignments of encoders and close the dialog box.
27.4
IP Device Configuration dialog box
Main window >
Devices >
Displays the following properties of the available IP devices:
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Device name and type
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Connection type (BVIP or ONVIF)
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IP address
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Subnet mask
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System password
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Allows you to set the following properties of the available IP devices:
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Display name
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IP address
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Firmware version
You can configure display names, IP addresses and firmware versions for multiple devices at
once.
Click to refresh the state information for all devices (not available on every page). You can
refresh the state of a single device: Right-click the device and click Refresh state.
Note: When you have a large system with several 1000 devices configured, the process of
refreshing states can take a long time.
Update Firmware
Click to update the firmware version of the selected device.
Show passwords
Click to clear when you want the configured passwords being displayed in readable form.
Type in a string and press the ENTER key to filter the
displayed items. Only items containing the string and their corresponding parent items (only
in trees) are displayed. The count of filtered items and the total count of items is provided. An
active filter is indicated by
. Enclose strings with double quotes to find them exactly, for
example "Camera 1" exactly filters the cameras with this name, not camera 201.
To cancel filtering, click
.
Apply
Click to configure the devices with the entered values without closing the dialog box.
See also
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27.5
Configuring multiple encoders / decoders, page 140
Set IP Addresses dialog box
Main window >
Devices >
> IP Device Configuration dialog box > Right-click
two or more entries > Click Set IP Addresses...
Allows you to set the IP addresses for multiple IP devices.
Start with:
Type the first IP address.
End with:
Displays the last IP address for the selected devices after having clicked Calculate.
Calculate
Click to calculate the range of IP addresses for the selected devices.
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Set Display Names dialog box
Main window >
Devices >
> IP Device Configuration dialog box > Right-click
two or more entries > Click Set Display Names...
Allows you to set the display names for multiple IP devices.
Start with:
Type the first name.
End with:
Displays the last name for the selected devices after having clicked Calculate.
Calculate
Click to calculate the range of display names for the selected devices.
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27.7
Configuring multiple encoders / decoders, page 140
NVRs / Failover NVRs / Redundant NVRs page
As of Bosch VMS 5.0, NVRs, Failover NVRs, and Redundant NVRs are not supported any longer.
27.8
Vidos NVRs page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
Allows you to add and configure VIDOS NVRs.
You cannot configure VIDOS systems from within Bosch VMS.
Network address
Type the DNS name or the IP address of your VIDOS NVR.
User Name:
Type the user name for logging on to the VIDOS NVR.
Password:
Type the password for logging on to the VIDOS NVR.
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Scanning for devices, page 83
DiBos page
Main window >
Devices >
>
Displays the property pages of a selected DiBos system.
Allows you to integrate a DiBos system into your system.
Notice!
You do not configure the DiBos system itself but only the Bosch VMS related properties.
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Click a tab to display the corresponding property page.
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Adding a device manually, page 155
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Configuring the integration of a DiBos system, page 160
Add DiBos System dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Add BRS/DiBos System command
Allows you to add a DiBos system to your Bosch VMS.
Network address
Type the DNS name or the IP address of your DiBos system.
User name:
Type the user name for logging on to the DiBos system.
Password:
Type the password for logging on to the DiBos system.
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Settings page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Settings tab
Displays the network settings of the DiBos system connected to your system. Allows you to
change the settings if required.
See also
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27.9.3
Configuring the integration of a DiBos system, page 160
Cameras page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Cameras tab
Displays all cameras available on the DiBos system connected to your system.
Allows you to remove cameras.
See also
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27.9.4
Configuring the integration of a DiBos system, page 160
Inputs page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Inputs tab
Displays all inputs available on the DiBos system connected to your system.
Allows you to remove items.
See also
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Configuring the integration of a DiBos system, page 160
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Relays page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Relays tab
Displays all relays available on the DiBos system connected to your system.
Allows you to remove items.
See also
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27.10
Configuring the integration of a DiBos system, page 160
DVR (Digital Video Recorder) page
Main window >
Devices >
>
Displays the property pages of a selected DVR.
Allows you to integrate a DVR into your system.
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Click a tab to display the corresponding property page.
Notice!
You do not configure the DVR itself but only the integration of the DVR device into
Bosch VMS.
Caution!
!
Add the DVR using the administrator account of the device. Using a DVR user account with
restricted permissions can result in features that are not usable in Bosch VMS, for example
using the control of a PTZ camera.
See also
27.10.1
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DVR devices, page 53
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Configuring the integration of a DVR, page 161
Add DVR dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Add DVR Recorder
Allows you to manually add a DVR device.
Network address:
Type the DNS name or the IP address of your DVR.
User name:
Type the user name for connecting to the DVR.
Password:
Type the password for connecting to the DVR.
Click below to get step-by-step instructions:
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27.10.2
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Settings tab
Main window > Devices >
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Displays the network settings of the DVR connected to your system. Allows you to change the
settings if required.
27.10.3
Cameras tab
Main window > Devices >
>
> Cameras tab
Displays all video channels of the DVR as cameras. Allows you to remove cameras.
A video input that is disabled in a DVR device is displayed as an active camera in Bosch VMS
because earlier recordings could exist for this input.
27.10.4
Inputs tab
Main window > Devices >
>
> Inputs tab
>
> Relays tab
Displays all inputs of the DVR.
Allows you to remove items.
27.10.5
Relays tab
Main window > Devices >
Displays all relays of the DVR. Allows you to remove items.
27.11
Matrix Switches page
Main window >
Devices >
>
Displays the property pages of the Bosch Allegiant device.
You do not configure the Bosch Allegiant device itself but only the Bosch VMS related
properties. For connecting an Allegiant device with Bosch VMS, see the Concepts chapter in
this Online Help. This chapter provides background information on selected issues.
You can additionally configure control priorities for Allegiant trunk lines.
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Click a tab to display the corresponding property page.
See also
27.11.1
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Adding a device manually, page 155
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Configuring a Bosch Allegiant device, page 162
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Connecting Bosch Allegiant Matrix to Bosch Video Management System, page 76
Connection page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Connection tab
Displays the name of the Bosch Allegiant configuration file.
Bosch VMS can read out a configuration file in structured storage format with the names and
configuration information of all cameras connected to the Bosch Allegiant device.
Update Configuration
Click to select an updated Bosch Allegiant configuration file.
See also
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Configuring a Bosch Allegiant device, page 162
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Bosch Video Management System
Cameras page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Cameras tab
Displays a camera table of the cameras that are connected to the Bosch Allegiant device.
No.
Displays the consecutive number of the camera.
Allegiant Logical No.
Displays the logical number of the camera.
Camera Name
Displays the name of the camera.
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27.11.3
Configuring a Bosch Allegiant device, page 162
Outputs page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Outputs tab
Allows you to configure the usage of a Bosch Allegiant device output and to assign an encoder
to an output.
To store the video data of a Bosch Allegiant device output in Bosch VMS, you must assign an
encoder to the output. This encoder must be connected to the output.
No.
Displays the number of the output.
Allegiant Logical No.
Displays the logical number of the output within Allegiant.
Bosch VMS Logical No.
Allows you to change the logical number of the output within Bosch VMS. If you enter an
already used number, a message is displayed.
Name
Displays the name of the output.
Usage
Allows you to change the usage of the output.
If you select Digital Trunk, you can assign an encoder to this output in the Encoder field. The
Allegiant output becomes network-compatible.
If you select Allegiant Monitor, in Operator Client the user can assign the camera signal to a
hardware monitor. PTZ control is possible if the camera is configured as PTZ camera. In
Operator Client, the user cannot drag this camera on an Image pane.
If you select Unused, the user cannot assign a monitor to an Allegiant camera.
Encoder
Allows you to assign an output to an encoder. You can only select an encoder when you have
checked Digital Trunk. The encoder is locked for the Logical Tree. If you assign an encoder
that is already in the Logical Tree, it is removed from there. In the Operator Client, the user
can drag the camera to an Image pane.
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Configuring a Bosch Allegiant device, page 162
Inputs page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Inputs tab
Allows you to add inputs to a Bosch Allegiant device.
Add Input
Click to add a new row in the table for specifying a new input.
Delete Input
Click to remove a row from the table.
Input No.
Type the required number of the input. If you enter an already used number, a message is
displayed.
Input Name
Type the required name of the input.
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Configuring a Bosch Allegiant device, page 162
Workstation page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Allows you to configure the following settings for a workstation:
–
Add a CCTV keyboard connected to a Bosch Video Management System workstation.
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Assign a Command Script that is executed on startup of the workstation.
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Select the default stream for live display.
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Enable Forensic Search.
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Assign analog monitor groups to a workstation.
A workstation must have the Operator Client software installed.
To add a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard that is connected to a decoder, expand
To assign an analog monitor group, configure such a group in
>
, click
>
.
.
See also
27.12.1
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Adding a device manually, page 155
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Configuring a startup Command Script, page 207
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Configuring an analog monitor group, page 163
Settings page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Settings tab
Allows you to configure a script that is executed when the Operator Client on the workstation
is started.
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Allows you to configure TCP or UDP as transmission protocol used for all cameras that are
displayed in Live Mode on your workstation.
Allows you to configure which stream of an IP device is used for live display.
Allows you to enable Forensic Search for this workstation.
And you can configure the keyboard that is connected to this workstation.
Network address:
Type the DNS name or the IP address of your workstation.
Startup script:
Select the desired script that you want to be started when the workstation’s Operator Client
is started. You create or import such a script on the Events page.
Default camera protocol:
Select the default transmission protocol used for all cameras that are assigned to the Logical
Tree of this workstation.
Override settings from "Cameras and Recording" page
Select the check box to enable selecting the desired stream for live view.
Note: For DVR devices which offer more than 1 stream (for example DIVAR AN 3000/5000),
the Live stream setting from this DVR is also changed here. Live stream settings for DVR
devices are not available on the Cameras and Recording page.
Live Stream
Select the desired stream for live view.
When you select Image pane size optimized, the resolution of each displayed camera is
automatically adjusted to the size of the Image pane depending on the resolution of the used
monitor. This is useful for displaying multiple cameras with a large resolution, for example 4K
ultra HD cameras. Only cameras with streams whose resolution can be configured
independently, can adjust the resolution to the Image pane. The user of Operator Client can
change the stream selection for each camera individually.
Use transcoded stream instead, if available
Select the check box to enable the usage of a transcoded stream if available. This transcoded
stream is used instead of the selected stream for live view.
For a transcoded stream being available in Bosch VMS, either MVS must be installed or your
VRM computer offers a built-in hardware transcoder.
When a camera is displayed in Live Mode then the default stream set for the workstation is
used. If the camera has no stream 2 or the transcoding service (SW and HW) is not available
then stream 1 will be used even though another setting is configured in the workstation
settings.
Enable Forensic Search
Click to enable Forensic Search for this workstation.
Use direct playback from storage
Select the check box to send the video stream directly from the storage device to this
workstation. Now the stream is not sent via VRM. The workstation still needs connection to
the VRM to ensure correct playback.
Retrieve live video from Video Streaming Gateway instead of camera
Displays the list of Video Streaming Gateway devices. Select the desired entries to enable the
transmission of video data via low bandwidth segments between the video source and this
workstation.
Keyboard type:
Select the type of the keyboard that is connected to your workstation.
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Port
Select the COM port that is used to connect your keyboard.
Baudrate:
Select the maximum rate, in bits per second (bps), that you want data to be transmitted
through this port. Usually, this is set to the maximum rate supported by the computer or
device you are communicating with.
Data bits:
Displays the number of data bits you want to use for each character that is transmitted and
received.
Stop bits:
Displays the time between each character being transmitted (where time is measured in bits).
Parity:
Displays the type of error checking you want to use for the selected port.
Port type:
Displays the connection type that is used to connect the Bosch IntuiKey keyboard with the
workstation.
See also
27.12.2
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Configuring a startup Command Script, page 207
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Enabling Forensic Search on a workstation, page 163
Assigned Analog Monitor Groups page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Assigned Analog Monitor Groups
tab
Allows you to assign an analog monitor group to this workstation. Beforehand you must have
added an analog monitor group in
>
>
.
Assigned Analog Monitor Groups
Select the check box to assign the analog monitor group to this workstation. In the Options
dialog box, you can configure that all other workstations can also control analog monitor
groups.
Analog Monitor Group
Displays the name of each analog monitor group.
See also
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Assigning an analog monitor group to a workstation, page 163
Decoders page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Allows you to add and configure decoders.
See Bosch Encoder / Decoder page, page 290 for details.
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Notice!
If you want to use decoders in your system, make sure that all encoders use the same
password for the user authorization level.
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Add Encoder / Add Decoder dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Add Encoder > Add Encoder dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Add Encoder > Add Encoder
Devices > Right-click
> Click Add Encoder > Add Encoder
dialog box
or
Main window >
dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Add Encoder > Add Encoder dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Click Add Decoder >
Add Decoder dialog box
Allows you to add an encoder or decoder manually. This is especially useful when you want to
add any Video IP device from Bosch (only for VRM).
IP address:
Type in a valid IP address.
Encoder type: / Decoder type:
For a device with known device type, select the appropriate entry. It is not necessary that the
device is available in the network.
If you want to add any Video IP device from Bosch, select <Auto Detect>. The device must be
available in the network.
See also
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Edit Encoder / Edit Decoder dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder
Devices > Right-click
> Click Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder
dialog box
or
Main window >
dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Click Edit Decoder >
Edit Decoder dialog box
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Allows you to check and update the device capabilities of a device. On opening this dialog box
the device is connected. The password is checked and the device capabilities of this device
are compared with the device capabilities stored in Bosch VMS.
Name
Displays the device name. When you add a Video IP device from Bosch, the device name is
generated. If required change the entry.
Network address
Type in the network address of the device.
User name
Displays the user name used for authenticating at the device.
Password
Type in the valid password for authenticating at the device.
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Show password
Click to enable that the entered password is displayed. Be careful that nobody can spy out
this password.
Authenticate
Click to authenticate at the device with the credentials entered above.
Secure connection (encryption)
You can activate the encryption of live video transferred from an encoder to the following
devices if HTTPS port 443 is configured on the encoder:
–
Operator Client computer
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Management Server computer
–
Configuration Client computer
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VRM computer
–
Decoder
Note:
When activated, the user of Operator Client cannot switch a stream to UDP and to UDP
multicast.
When activated, ANR does not work for the affected device.
When activated, encoder replay does not work on encoders with firmware earlier than 6.30.
Device Capabilities
You can sort the displayed device capabilities per category or alphabetically.
A message text informs you whether the detected device capabilities match the current device
capabilities. Click OK to apply the changes of the device capabilities after an upgrade of the
device.
See also
27.13.3
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Encrypting live video, page 145
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Updating the device capabilities, page 138
Enter password dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
> Right-click
>
Change password... command
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Change password... >
Enter password dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Change password... command
Main window >
Devices >
> Right-click
> Change password... command
Main window >
Devices >
> Right-click
> Change password... command
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A password prevents unauthorized access to the device. You can use different authorization
levels to limit access.
Proper password protection is only guaranteed when all higher authorization levels are also
protected with a password. Therefore, you always have to start from the highest authorization
level when assigning passwords.
You can define and change a password for each authorization level if you are logged in as
service or if the unit is not password protected.
Enter the password for the appropriate authorization level here. The maximum password text
length is 19 characters and no special characters are allowed.
The device has three authorization levels: service, user, and live.
–
service is the highest authorization level. Entering the correct password gives access to
all the functions and allows all configuration settings to be changed.
–
user is the middle authorization level. At this level you can operate the device, play back
recordings, and also control camera, for example, but you cannot change the
configuration.
–
live is the lowest authorization level. At this level you can only view the live video image
and switch between the different live image displays.
For a decoder the following authorization level replaces the live authorization level:
–
destination password (only available for decoders)
Used for access to an encoder.
See also
27.14
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Changing the password of an encoder / decoder, page 140
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Providing the destination password for a decoder, page 141
Analog Monitor Groups page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Allows you to add and configure analog monitor groups. You assign an analog monitor group to
a Bosch VMS workstation in
.
Caution!
You cannot control an analog monitor group from within Operator Client when the connection
to the Management Server is lost or when Operator Client with Enterprise System is used.
See also
27.14.1
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Adding a device manually, page 155
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Configuring an analog monitor group, page 163
Settings page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Settings tab
Allows you to perform the following tasks:
–
Configure an analog monitor group
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Assign decoders to an analog monitor group
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Enable quad view for decoders that support quad view
Name:
Type the name of the analog monitor group.
Columns:
Enter the number of columns for the analog monitor group. The result is displayed.
Rows:
Enter the number of rows for the analog monitor group. The result is displayed.
Unassigned decoder channels
Drag a decoder to an available analog monitor.
Monitor image
The white number, if present, displays the logical number of the initial camera. The black
number displays the logical number of the decoder.
Right-click an analog monitor image to toggle between single view and quad view. On the
Advanced Configuration page, the Quad View column displays the corresponding setting.
To un-assign a decoder, right-click the analog monitor image and click Clear Monitor.
See also
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27.14.2
Configuring an analog monitor group, page 163
Advanced Configuration page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Advanced Configuration tab
Allows you to perform the following tasks:
–
Configure the logical number of a decoder or decoder channel.
–
Enable quad view for decoders that support quad view
–
Configure the OSD.
Notice!
We do not recommend configuring quad view for H.264 cameras.
Note the following hints on switching the decoder between quad view and single view in the
Operator Client:
–
The user can manually switch the decoder back to single view when it is configured as
quad view.
–
When the decoder is switched to single view or to quad view and a sequence is just
running, only the last video stream remains visible.
–
When the user switches to quad view, the last cameras that have been displayed on
Image pane 2-4 are reconnected.
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This is also valid for trunk lines. There is only one limitation: If the matrix camera cannot
be reconnected, this is ignored without an error message. A black Image pane is visible.
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When switching to single view, all trunk lines that are displayed on Image pane 2-4 are
disconnected. Only the camera number is stored for a later switch to quad view.
Decoder Name
Displays the display name of the decoder.
Network Address
Displays the IP address of the decoder.
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Logical Number
Enter the logical number of the decoder. If you enter an already used number, a message is
displayed.
Quad
Displays the position of the decoder on the quad view. 1 is left upper corner, 4 is right lower
corner.
Quad View
Select the check box to enable quad view for this decoder. On the Settings page, the
corresponding analog monitor image displays the quad view. Logical numbers are created
automatically. If you want the Operator Client user to be able to switch between quad view
and single view, then check Quad View. If you clear Quad View, the Operator Client user
cannot switch.
AMG
Displays the analog monitor group that the decoder in this row is assigned to.
Initial Camera
Click to select the camera that is displayed initially on the monitor after having started the
Operator Client. The logical number of the initial camera is displayed as the white number on
the monitor image in the Settings page.
OSD Camera Name
Check to display the camera name as OSD.
OSD Camera No.
Check to display the logical number of the camera as OSD.
OSD Position
To set the location of an OSD, select the desired entry.
See also
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27.15
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Monitor Wall page
Main window >
Devices >
Allows you to add a monitor wall application. This application allows for controlling the
monitor wall hardware from within Operator Client. No server is involved in controlling the
monitor wall. This ensures that the user of Operator Client is always able to control the
monitor wall even if the Management Server is offline.
Name
Type in a display name for your monitor wall.
Monitor
Select a monitor that is connected to a decoder.
If you add a decoder that has 2 monitors connected, you must display the Edit Decoder dialog
box of the decoder and update the device capabilities of this decoder. For each monitor add a
further monitor wall.
Maximum number of cameras to connect
Type in the maximum number of cameras that are allowed to be displayed in the monitor wall.
If you leave the field empty, the operator can display as many cameras as Image panes on the
monitor wall layout are available.
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Enable thumbnails
Click to check if you want to display a snapshot in Operator Client for each monitor. This
snapshot is regularly updated.
Initial sequence
Select a camera sequence for initial display on the monitor wall when the operator starts this
monitor wall.
Notice!
When you delete a sequence in the Sequence Builder dialog box, this sequence is
automatically removed from the Initial sequence list of a monitor wall if configured there.
See also
27.15.1
–
Sequence Builder dialog box, page 344
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Adding a monitor wall, page 164
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Adding a monitor wall, page 164
Add Monitor Wall dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Add Monitor Wall
Add the required decoder to your Bosch VMS before you add the monitor wall.
Name
Type in a display name for your monitor wall.
Monitor
Select a monitor that is connected to a decoder.
If you add a decoder that has 2 monitors connected, you must display the Edit Decoder dialog
box of the decoder and update the device capabilities of this decoder. For each monitor add a
further monitor wall.
Maximum number of cameras to connect
Type in the maximum number of cameras that are allowed to be displayed in the monitor wall.
If you leave the field empty, the operator can display as many cameras as Image panes on the
monitor wall layout are available.
Enable thumbnails
Click to check if you want to display a snapshot in Operator Client for each monitor. This
snapshot is regularly updated.
Initial sequence
Select a camera sequence for initial display on the monitor wall when the operator starts this
monitor wall.
See also
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27.16
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Communication Devices page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Allows you to add or configure a communication device.
You can configure the following communication devices:
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E-mail
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SMS (GSM or SMSC dial-up provider)
See also
27.16.1
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Adding a device manually, page 155
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Configuring a communication device, page 164
E-mail/SMTP Server dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Add E-mail/SMTP
Device command
Allows you to add an e-mail server to your Bosch VMS.
Name:
Type the display name of the e-mail server.
See also
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Add SMS Device dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Add SMS Device
command
Allows you to add an SMS device to your system.
Name:
Type the name of the SMS server that is used for being displayed.
GSM modem
Click to add a GSM modem.
SMSC dial up
Click to add a Hayes compatible modem which can connect to an SMSC provider.
See also
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SMTP Server page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
Allows you to configure the e-mail settings of your system. On the Events page, you can assign
an event to an e-mail. When this event occurs, the systems sends an e-mail. You cannot receive
e-mails in Bosch VMS.
SMTP server name
Type the name of the e-mail server. You get the information about the required entry from your
provider. Usually this is the IP address or DNS name of your e-mail server.
Sender address
Type the email the email address which is used as the sender address when the system sends
an email, for example in case of an alarm.
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SSL/TLS
Select the check box to enable the usage of a secure SSL/TLS connection. In this case the
network port switches automatically to 587.
Port
Type the required network port number for outgoing mails. You get the information about the
required entry from your provider.
Port 25 is selected automatically when you disable the SSL/TLS setting.
You can select another port if required.
Connection time-out [s]
Type the number of seconds of inactivity until the connection is disconnected.
Authentification
Select a check box for the required authentication method. You get the information about the
required entry from your provider.
User name
Type the user name for authenticating at the e-mail server. You get the information about the
required entry from your provider.
Password:
Type the password for authenticating at the e-mail server. You get the information about the
required entry from your provider.
Send Test E-mail
Click to display the Send Test E-mail dialog box.
See also
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27.16.4
Configuring a communication device, page 164
Send Test E-mail dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
> Send Test E-mail
button
Allows you to send a test e-mail.
From:
Type the e-mail address of the sender.
To
Type the e-mail address of the recipient.
Subject
Type the subject of the e-mail.
Message
Type the message.
Send Test E-mail
Click to send the e-Mail.
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GSM Settings / SMSC Settings page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
Allows you to configure the SMS settings of your Bosch VMS. On the Events page, you can
assign an event to a short message. When this event occurs, the system sends a short
message. If the number of entered characters exceeds the highest permitted number (usually
160), an SMS is divided into multiple parts.
Device:
Select the required COM port where the external modem is connected to. If your computer
has an internal modem, select the corresponding entry.
Speed
Select the required transfer rate.
PIN (for GSM device only)
Type the personal identification number for authenticating at the device.
Data format (for SMSC device only)
Select the required data format. You get the information about the required entry from your
provider.
Unicode (for GSM device only)
Select the check box to enable unicode characters. This reduces the highest number of
permitted characters to 80.
Dial string (for SMSC device only)
Type the number to connect to the SMSC dial-up provider. You get this number from your
provider.
Password: (for SMSC device only)
Type the password that the device needs to connect to the SMSC dial-up provider if required.
You get the information about the required entry from your provider.
Protocol (for SMSC device only)
Select the required protocol that the device uses to connect to the SMSC dial-up provider.
You get the information about the required entry from your provider.
Recipient
Type the mobile phone number of the recipient of the short messages. Include the country
prefix without + sign (e.g. +49170123456).
Message (max. 160 chars)
Type the text for the short message.
SMS Test Message
Click to send a test short message.
See also
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ATM/POS page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Allows you to add and configure peripheral devices, for example, a Bosch ATM/POS Bridge.
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If you want to add multiple bridges at one server, you must use different ports.
See also
27.17.1
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Adding a device manually, page 155
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Adding a Bosch ATM/POS bridge, page 220
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Configuring a peripheral device, page 164
Add Bosch ATM/POS-Bridge dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Add Bosch ATM/POS-
Bridge command
Allows you to add a Bosch ATM/POS Bridge.
Name:
Type an appropriate name for the device.
IP address:
Type the IP address of the device.
Port 1:
Type the appropriate port number used as the listening port of the ATM/POS Bridge.
Port 2:
Type the appropriate port number used as the listening port of the Bosch VMS Management
Server.
Caution!
When you add multiple ATM/POS Bridges to your system, ensure that the numbers for port 2
of each device deviate. Using the same number for port 2 multiple times can lead to ATM/POS
data loss.
See also
27.17.2
–
Adding a device manually, page 155
–
Adding a Bosch ATM/POS bridge, page 220
Bosch ATM/POS-Bridge page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
> Bosch ATM/POS-
Bridge tab
Allows you to configure a Bosch ATM/POS Bridge.
IP address:
Type in the IP address of the device.
Port 1:
Type the appropriate port number used as the listening port of the ATM/POS Bridge.
Port 2:
Type the appropriate port number used as the listening port of the Bosch VMS Management
Server.
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Caution!
When you add multiple ATM/POS Bridges to your system, ensure that the numbers for port 2
of each device deviate. Using the same number for port 2 multiple times can lead to ATM/POS
data loss.
See also
27.17.3
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Configuring a peripheral device, page 164
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Adding a Bosch ATM/POS bridge, page 220
Inputs page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
> Inputs tab
Allows you to configure the inputs of a Bosch ATM/POS Bridge.
See also
27.17.4
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Configuring a peripheral device, page 164
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Adding a Bosch ATM/POS bridge, page 220
DTP Settings page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
Allows you to configure a DTP device with maximum 4 ATM devices connected to this DTP
device.
Serial port
In the list, select the appropriate port.
See also
27.17.5
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ATM Settings page, page 258
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Configuring a peripheral device, page 164
ATM Settings page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
>
Allows you to configure an ATM device that is connected to a DTP.
Input number of the DTP device
Select the desired input number. If the number is already used by another ATM device, you
can swap the input numbers.
Connection timeout [hours]
Enter the desired number of hours. When during this time period the ATM device did not send
any transaction data, Bosch VMS assumes that the connection is disconnected. A
corresponding event is triggered. The Not Authenticated event is available for an ATM device
but not relevant.
Entering 0 means that no connection check is performed.
Data Inputs
Click to enable the desired inputs and type in a desired name for the inputs.
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Foyer Card Readers
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Global Settings for Foyer Card
Readers tab
You can configure the settings that are valid for all foyer card readers in your system.
Serial port
Select the serial port to which the foyer card reader is connected.
Locked Out
Allows you to add bank routing codes for locking out. This means that cards with the lock
characteristics entered here do not have access authorization. Access is denied by the foyer
card reader. The default mode of electric door lock release of the foyer card reader must be
set to: Automatic
The list may contain entries with wildcards:
?: Indicates any or no character at this position.
*: Indicates a sequence (one or more characters) of any or no characters (exception: * on its
own means that all bank sort codes are locked out).
Ignore country code on EC cards
Click to enable that Bosch VMS does not analyze card data that is used to identify in which
country the card was issued. Access is possible for cards with a different country code.
27.18.1
Add Foyer Card Reader dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Add Foyer Card Reader
command
You can add a foyer card reader.
Name
Type in a name for the device.
Device identifier
Select a unique number for the device. If no numbers are available, the maximum number of
foyer card readers have already been added to the system.
27.18.2
Settings for Foyer Card Reader page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>
> Settings for Foyer Card
Reader tab
You can configure a foyer card reader.
Device identifier
Displays the unique number of the device.
Enable skimming protection
Click to enable that Bosch VMS triggers an event when an attached skimming device detects
skimming. This is not supported by all types of foyer card readers.
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Default mode of electric door lock release
Open: The door is open and everybody can access without a card.
Closed: The door is closed, no matter what card is inserted.
Automatic: The door only opens when a card with access authorization is inserted in the
reader.
Enable schedule-based control
Click to enable that you can assign a schedule to the selected release mode of the door lock.
When a schedule becomes active, Bosch VMS switches the foyer card reader to the
corresponding release mode.
If the selected schedules overlap, the effective door release mode is determined by the
following priority of modes: 1. Open 2. Closed 3. Automatic
27.19
Virtual Inputs page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Displays the virtual inputs configured in your system.
Allows you to add new virtual inputs and to delete existing ones.
Add Inputs
Click to display a dialog box for adding new virtual inputs.
Delete Inputs
Click to delete a selected virtual input.
Number
Displays the number of the virtual input.
Name
Click a cell to modify the name of the virtual input.
See also
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27.19.1
Adding a device manually, page 155
Add Virtual Inputs dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Add Inputs button
Allows you to add new virtual inputs.
Start:
Select the first number of the new virtual inputs.
End:
Select the last number of the new virtual inputs.
Name:
Type in the name of each new virtual input. A consecutive number is appended.
Add
Click to add new virtual inputs.
See also
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SNMP page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Allows you to add or configure an SNMP measurement for maintaining the network quality.
See also
27.20.1
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Adding a device manually, page 155
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Configuring an SNMP trap receiver, page 165
Add SNMP dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Add SNMP command
Allows you to add a network monitoring system to your Bosch VMS.
Name:
Type a name for the network monitoring device.
See also
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27.20.2
Configuring an SNMP trap receiver, page 165
SNMP Trap Receiver page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
Allows you to select devices for monitoring and to select SNMP trap OIDs that trigger an event
for the selected device when they are received.
Notice!
You must enter the IP address of the Bosch Video Management System Management Server
as the trap receiver in your devices that you want to monitor.
SNMP Trap Sending Devices:
Allows you to enter a range of IP addresses of the monitored network devices. To monitor a
single device enter the corresponding IP address in the Range From cell.
Be careful when changing these addresses. Entering a wrong address stops network
monitoring of this device.
SNMP Trap Filter Rules:
Allows you to enter OIDs and corresponding values. You can use wildcards as * and ? to
enhance the filter range. If you enter OIDs and values in more than one row, these filter rules
must match simultaneously to trigger an event. In both columns, you can enter a regular
expression in {}. If there are characters outside the brackets, the regular expression is not
evaluated.
Show Trap Logger Tool
Click to display the SNMP Trap Logger dialog box for tracing SNMP trap OIDs.
See also
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Configuring an SNMP trap receiver, page 165
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Bosch Video Management System
SNMP Trap Logger dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Select a generic SNMP
Trap Receiver > Click Show Trap Logger Tool
Allows you to trace SNMPtrapOIDs. You can receive traps from all devices in your network or
only from selected ones. You can filter the traps to be received and you can add OIDs and
values of selected traps to the SNMP Trap Filter Rules: table.
Start/Pause
Click to start or stop a tracing process.
Only Traps From Sender
Enter the IP address or DNS name of a device. Only traps from this device are traced.
Only Traps Containing
Enter a string a trap can contain. You can use * and ? as wildcards. Strings in {} are treated as
regular expressions. Only traps containing such a string are traced.
Received Traps
Displays the traps that are received by a tracing process.
Click to remove all entries in the Received Traps field.
Trap Details
Displays the trap details. You can copy the OID and the Value entry to the SNMP Trap Filter
Rules: table.
See also
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27.21
Configuring an SNMP trap receiver, page 165
Assign Keyboard page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Allows you to add a KBD-Universal XF keyboard (connected to a Bosch VMS workstation) or a
Bosch IntuiKey keyboard (connected to a Bosch VMS workstation or to a decoder).
Add Keyboard
Click to add a row to the table for configuring a keyboard.
Delete Keyboard
Click to remove the selected row.
Keyboard Type
Displays the type of the keyboard that is connected to your workstation or decoder.
Click a cell to select the required keyboard type.
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IntuiKey
Select this type if you have attached an IntuiKey keyboard from Bosch.
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KBD-Universal XF
Select this type if you have attached a KBD-Universal XF keyboard.
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Connection
In a cell, select the device your keyboard is connected to. If you select a workstation, the
keyboard is also added to the
>
page.
Port
In a cell, select the desired COM port.
Baudrate
In a cell, select the maximum rate, in bits per second (bps), that you want data to be
transmitted through this port. Usually, this is set to the maximum rate supported by the
computer or device you are communicating with.
Data Bits
Displays the number of data bits you want to use for each character that is transmitted and
received.
Stop Bits
Displays the time between each character being transmitted (where time is measured in bits).
Parity
Displays the type of error checking you want to use for the selected port.
Port Type
Displays the connection type that is used to connect the Bosch IntuiKey keyboard with the
workstation.
See also
27.22
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Adding a device manually, page 155
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Configuring a decoder for use with a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard, page 160
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Configuring a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard (workstation), page 165
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Configuring a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard (decoder), page 165
I/O Modules page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Allows you to add or configure an I/O module.
Currently only ADAM devices are supported.
See also
27.22.1
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Adding a device manually, page 155
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Configuring an I/O module, page 166
ADAM page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>
> ADAM tab
Displays information on the selected ADAM device.
Allows you to change the display name of an ADAM device.
ADAM type:
Select the appropriate device type.
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Inputs total:
Displays the total number of inputs available with this device type.
Relays/Outputs total:
Displays the total number of relays available with this device type.
See also
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Inputs page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>
> Inputs tab
Allows you to change the display names of the inputs of the selected ADAM device.
Number
Displays the logical number of the input.
Name
Click a cell to change the display name of an input.
See also
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Relays page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>
> Relays tab
Allows you to change the display names of the relays of the selected ADAM device.
Number
Click a cell to change the logical number of a relay.
Name
Type the display name of the relay.
See also
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Adding a device manually, page 155
Allegiant CCL Emulation page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Allows you to activate the Allegiant CCL emulation.
Allegiant CCL commands supported in Bosch VMS, page 80 lists the CCL commands supported
in Bosch Video Management System.
Note:
Do not configure the Allegiant CCL emulation and an Allegiant device to the same COM port. If
for both devices the same COM port is configured, the Allegiant device wins. The access of the
Allegiant CCL emulation device fails with an appropriate message.
To solve this, the Management Server must have two different COM ports or connect the
Allegiant device to another computer.
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Enable Allegiant CCL Emulation
Select the check box to enable the emulation.
Baud rate
Select the value for the transmission rate in bit/s.
Stop bits
Select the number of stop bits per character.
Parity check
Select the type of parity check.
Handshake
Select the desired method for flow control.
Model
Select the Allegiant model that you want to emulate.
See also
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Mobile Video Service page
Main window >
Devices >
Allows you to add one or more transcoding service entries to your Bosch VMS. This
transcoding service adapts the video stream from a camera configured in Bosch VMS to the
available network bandwidth. This enables mobile video clients like an iPhone, iPad or Web
Client to receive live or playback video data via unreliable network connections with limited
bandwidth.
See also
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27.24.1
Adding a Mobile Video Service, page 167
Add Mobile Video Service dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Add Mobile Video Service
URI
Type in the URI of your Mobile Video Service. Follow the syntax rules of the example:
https://www.MyDomain.org/mvs
You must start the entry always with https://, even when you did not configure an encrypted
access to your Web server.
See also
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Intrusion panels page
Main window >
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Allows you to add and configure intrusion panels from Bosch. The device must be connected
and available.
When you have added an intrusion panel, the areas, points, doors, and relays are displayed in
the Device Tree hierarchically.
You can remove or rename the panel, each area, each point, each door, and each relay.
When the configuration on the intrusion panel was changed, you must rescan the device to
display the changes in Bosch VMS.
Notice!
All alarm events that can occur at a point, are automatically configured as a Bosch VMS alarm.
Example: Fire alarm
Warning!
!
If a door is not assigned to a point in the configuration of an intrusion panel that is added to
your Bosch VMS, an alarm from this door does not trigger a Bosch VMS event and hence no
Bosch VMS alarm.
See also
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Adding a device manually, page 155
Add Intrusion Panel dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Add Panel command
Allows you to add an intrusion panel from Bosch.
Network address
Type in the IP address of the device.
Network port
Select the port number configured in the device.
Automation passcode
Type in the passcode for authenticating at the device.
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Settings page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
> Settings tab
Allows you to change the connection settings of the intrusion panel.
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Video Analytics Settings page
Main window >
> Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
Video Analytics >
Video Analytics Settings page
You can add a server-based video analytics device.
The credentials and the installation path to the analytics viewer application used for the video
analytics device must be available.
Network address
Type in the IP address of the video analytics device. DNS name is not allowed.
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User name
Type in the user name as configured in the video analytics device. Use the same user name
that Bintelan Bosch Client is using for connection with Bosch VMS.
Password
Type in the password as configured in the server-based analytics device. Use the same
password that Bintelan Bosch Client is using for connection with Bosch VMS.
Analytics viewer path
Type in the relative path of the installation path of the analytics viewer application. The path is
relative to C:\Program Files (x86)\ on the computer where the viewer application is used.
Example: The analytics viewer application (AnalyticsViewer.exe) is installed in the
following directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoAnalytics\
Configure the following path in the Analytics viewer path field:
VideoAnalytics\AnalyticsViewer.exe
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27.26.1
Configuring server-based video analytics, page 173
Add Video Analytics Device dialog box
Main window >
> Devices > Right-click
>Add Video Analytics Device command
> Add Video Analytics Device dialog box
When adding a server-based analytics device, you type in the credentials for the new device.
Network address
Type in the IP address of the video analytics device. DNS name is not allowed.
User name
Type in the user name as configured in the video analytics device. Use the same user name
that Bintelan Bosch Client is using for connection with Bosch VMS.
Password
Type in the password as configured in the server-based analytics device. Use the same
password that Bintelan Bosch Client is using for connection with Bosch VMS.
See also
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Bosch VMS Scan Wizard
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Click Scan for
> Right-click
> Click Scan for Video
Encoders > Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
Streaming Gateways > Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box
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Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Scan for Live Only Encoders>
Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Scan for Local Storage Encoders
> Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Scan for Decoders > Bosch VMS Scan Wizard dialog box
This dialog box allows you to scan for available devices in your network, configure them and
add them to your system in one process.
Use
Click to select a device for adding to the system.
Type (not available for VSG devices)
Displays the type of the device.
Display Name
Displays the device name that was entered in the Device Tree.
Network Address
Displays the IP address of the device.
User Name
Displays the user name that is configured on the device.
Password
Type in the password for authenticating with this device.
Status
Displays the status of authentication.
: Succeeded
: Failed
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Scan for VRM Devices> Bosch
VMS Scan Wizard dialog box
Notice!
For configuring a Secondary VRM you must first install the appropriate software on the
desired computer. Run Setup.exe and select Secondary VRM.
Role
In the list, select the desired entry.
The following table lists which roles each VRM type can have:
Role / Type
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Primary (Normal)
X
Secondary (Normal)
X
Primary Failover
X
Secondary Failover
X
Mirrored
X
To a Primary VRM you can add a VRM device with the following roles:
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Failover VRM
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Mirrored VRM
To a Secondary VRM you can add VRM devices with the following role:
–
Failover VRM
Master VRM
In the list, select the desired entry.
User Name
Displays the user name that is configured on the VRM device.
You can type in another user name if required.
See also
27.28
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Scanning for VRM devices, page 125
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Adding an encoder to a VRM pool, page 169
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Adding a live only encoder, page 169
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Adding a local storage encoder, page 170
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Scanning for devices, page 83
VRM Devices page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Allows you to add and configure VRM devices. A VRM device needs at least an encoder, an
iSCSI device, and a LUN assigned to the iSCSI device, and a storage pool. See the Release
Notes and the data sheet for current firmware versions.
Caution!
After you have added an iSCSI device with respective encoders to your Bosch VMS, you must
add the IQN of each encoder to this iSCSI device (valid for some iSCSI device types).
See Configuring an iSCSI device, page 130 for details.
Caution!
Ensure that the time of the VRM computer is synchronized with the Management Server.
Otherwise you can loose recordings.
Configure the time server software on the Management Server. On the VRM computer,
configure the IP address of the Management Server as time server using standard Windows
procedures.
As of Bosch VMS 6.0, VRM 3.50 is supported. When you do not upgrade VRM to version 3.50
during the upgrade to Bosch VMS 6.0, recording continues but you cannot change the
configuration of the old VRM.
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If you upgraded your VRM software to version 3.50, you must manually synchronize the
Bosch VMS configuration.
See also
27.28.1
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Synchronizing Bosch VMS configuration, page 125
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VRM Settings page, page 271
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Pool page, page 272
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iSCSI device page, page 277
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Changing the password of a VRM device, page 133
Add VRM dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Add VRM > Add VRM dialog box
Allows you to add a VRM device. You can select the type of the device and enter the
credentials.
You can effectively assign a Failover VRM to a Master VRM only when both are online and are
successfully authenticated. The passwords are then synchronized.
Name
Type in a display name for the device.
Network address / port
Type in the IP address of your device.
Type
Select the desired device type.
User name
Type in the user name for authentication.
Password
Type in the password for authentication.
Show password
Click to enable that the password is visible.
Test
Click to check whether the device is connected and authentication is successful.
Properties
If required, change the port numbers for the HTTP port and for the HTTPS port. This is only
possible when you add or edit a VRM that is not connected. If the VRM is connected, the
values are retrieved and you cannot change them.
The Master VRM table row shows the selected device if applicable.
See also
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Adding a Primary VRM manually, page 126
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Adding a Secondary VRM manually, page 126
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Adding a Mirrored VRM manually, page 127
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Adding a Failover VRM manually, page 127
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Add Failover VRM dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Click Add Failover VRM
> Add Failover VRM dialog box
You can effectively assign a Failover VRM to a Master VRM only when both are online and are
successfully authenticated. The passwords are then synchronized.
You can add a Failover VRM device. You can either add it manually or you can select a device
from a list of scanned VRM devices.
Network address
Type in the IP address of your device or select a network address in the Scanned VRMs list.
Scanned VRMs
Displays the list of scanned VRM computers. To rescan, close the dialog box and display the
dialog box again.
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VRM Settings page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> Main Settings > VRM Settings
Server initiator name
Displays the iSCSI initiator name of VRM Server.
System-wide CHAP password
Enter the password that you have configured in the iSCSI storage device. The CHAP password
is valid for the VRM and is sent to all devices automatically. Replay clients do not need
additional configuration. You must configure the iSCSI systems manually with the CHAP
password. If you are using a CHAP password, all storage systems have to be configured to use
the CHAP password. Only one system wide CHAP password is supported by the VRM system.
27.29.1
SNMP page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Network > SNMP
1. SNMP host address 2. SNMP host address
VRM supports the SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) for managing and
monitoring network components, and can send SNMP messages (traps) to IP addresses. The
unit supports SNMP MIB II in the unified code. If you wish to send SNMP traps, enter the IP
addresses of one or two required target units here.
Some events are sent as SNMP traps only. Refer to the MIB file for descriptions.
27.29.2
Accounts page
In order to configure image posting, and to export video in MP4 file format, you must create an
Account in which to save and access them. You can create a maximum of four (4) accounts.
Type
Select the type of account: FTP or Dropbox.
IP address
Enter the IP address of the server on which you wish to save the images.
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User name
Enter the user name for the server.
Password
Enter the password that gives you access to the server. To verify the password, click Check to
the right.
Check
Click to verify the password.
Path
Enter the exact path on which you wish to post the images and video on the server.
27.29.3
Advanced page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Service > Advanced
RCP+ logging / Debug logging / Replay logging / VDP logging / Performance logging
Activate the different logs for VRM Server and Configuration Manager.
The log files for VRM Server are stored on the computer on which VRM Server has been
started, and can be viewed or downloaded with VRM Monitor.
The log files for Configuration Manager are stored locally in the following directory:
%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Bosch\Video Recording Manager\Log
Retention time (days)
Specify the retention time for log files in days.
Complete memory dump file
Only activate this option if necessary, for example if the Technical Customer Service team
requests a complete summary of the main memory.
Telnet support
Activate this option if access with the Telnet protocol is to be supported. Only activate if
necessary.
Caution!
Extensive logging requires considerable CPU power and HDD capacity.
Do not use extensive logging in continuous operation.
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Pool page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
Allows you to configure recording settings valid for all devices that are collected in this
storage pool.
Pool identification
Displays the pool number.
Recording preferences mode
–
Failover
Recordings are saved only to primary target. If it is not possible to save to this target, the
recording will be saved to the target entered under secondary target.
A failure situation is reached if the primary target does not provide storage blocks due to
whatever reason: system down, network error, no capacity left.
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You can leave the second list empty. In this case no failover is possible but the number of
required iSCSI sessions is reduced and no disk space on secondary target is allocated.
This reduces system overhead and extends the system retention time.
–
Automatic
Load balancing is configured automatically. Each encoder is automatically assigned
2 iSCSI targets and blocks on these 2 iSCSI targets are assigned to the encoder.
Sanity check period (days)
Move the slider to configure the required time period. After this time period the iSCSI target is
checked and blocks are reassigned if needed.
Secondary target usage
Enable or disable the use of a secondary target.
Block reservation for downtime
Enter the number of days that the assigned encoders will be recorded although the
VRM Server is down.
For example, if you set 4, the encoders will be recorded during approximately 4 days of
VRM Server downtime.
If your system has encoders with low bit rate, you can significantly reduce the pre-allocated
disk space. This ensures a proper distribution of storage capacity and extends the retention
time.
Allow LUNs larger than 2 TB
Click to enable the use of LUNs that are larger than 2 TB.
LUNs larger than 2 TB ("large LUNs") are not supported by the following devices:
–
VRM devices earlier than 3.60
–
VSG devices with firmware version earlier than 6.30
–
Encoders with firmware version earlier than 6.30
Bosch VMS prevents you to perform the following procedures:
–
Add or move devices with firmware version earlier than 6.30 to a pool that allows large
LUNs.
–
Add or move devices that are currently not connected to the network, to a pool that
allows large LUNs.
–
Add or move an iSCSI device that contains large LUNs, to a pool that does not allow large
LUNs.
–
Allow large LUNs on a pool that contains devices with firmware version earlier than 6.30.
–
Disable large LUNs on a pool with an iSCSI device that contains large LUNs.
Please move devices with firmware earlier than 6.30 to a pool that does not allow large LUNs.
See also
27.30.1
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Adding a LUN, page 132
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Adding a VRM pool, page 128
Add Encoder / Add Decoder dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Add Encoder > Add Encoder dialog box
or
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Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Add Encoder > Add Encoder
Devices > Right-click
> Click Add Encoder > Add Encoder
dialog box
or
Main window >
dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Add Encoder > Add Encoder dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Click Add Decoder >
Add Decoder dialog box
Allows you to add an encoder or decoder manually. This is especially useful when you want to
add any Video IP device from Bosch (only for VRM).
IP address:
Type in a valid IP address.
Encoder type: / Decoder type:
For a device with known device type, select the appropriate entry. It is not necessary that the
device is available in the network.
If you want to add any Video IP device from Bosch, select <Auto Detect>. The device must be
available in the network.
See also
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Adding a device manually, page 155
Edit Encoder / Edit Decoder dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Click Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder
Devices > Right-click
> Click Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder
dialog box
or
Main window >
dialog box
or
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Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Click
Edit Encoder > Edit Encoder dialog box
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
> Click Edit Decoder >
Edit Decoder dialog box
Allows you to check and update the device capabilities of a device. On opening this dialog box
the device is connected. The password is checked and the device capabilities of this device
are compared with the device capabilities stored in Bosch VMS.
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Name
Displays the device name. When you add a Video IP device from Bosch, the device name is
generated. If required change the entry.
Network address
Type in the network address of the device.
User name
Displays the user name used for authenticating at the device.
Password
Type in the valid password for authenticating at the device.
Show password
Click to enable that the entered password is displayed. Be careful that nobody can spy out
this password.
Authenticate
Click to authenticate at the device with the credentials entered above.
Secure connection (encryption)
You can activate the encryption of live video transferred from an encoder to the following
devices if HTTPS port 443 is configured on the encoder:
–
Operator Client computer
–
Management Server computer
–
Configuration Client computer
–
VRM computer
–
Decoder
Note:
When activated, the user of Operator Client cannot switch a stream to UDP and to UDP
multicast.
When activated, ANR does not work for the affected device.
When activated, encoder replay does not work on encoders with firmware earlier than 6.30.
Device Capabilities
You can sort the displayed device capabilities per category or alphabetically.
A message text informs you whether the detected device capabilities match the current device
capabilities. Click OK to apply the changes of the device capabilities after an upgrade of the
device.
See also
27.30.3
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Encrypting live video, page 145
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Updating the device capabilities, page 138
Change Pool for dialog box
Main window > Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
> Right-click
>
> Right-click
> Change
Pool ... command > Change pool dialog box
or
Main window > Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Change
Pool ... command > Change pool dialog box
or
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Main window > Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
> Right-click
> Change
Pool ... command > Change pool dialog box
Allows you to change the pool assignment of a device.
Current Pool:
Displays the number of the pool which the selected device is currently assigned to.
New Pool:
Select the desired pool number.
See also
27.30.4
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Moving an encoder to another pool, page 136
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Moving an iSCSI system to another pool, page 131
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Moving a VSG to another pool, page 149
Add Video Streaming Gateway dialog box
Right-click
> Add Video Streaming Gateway > Add Video Streaming Gateway dialog
box
You can add VSG devices to a VRM pool.
Name
Type in the desired display name for the device.
Network address
Type in the network address of the device.
User name
Type in the user name used for authenticating at the device. Usually: service
Password
Type in the valid password for authenticating at the device.
Show password
Click to enable that the entered password is displayed. Be careful that nobody can spy out
this password.
Test
Click to authenticate at the device with the credentials entered above.
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iSCSI device page
You can either add a E-Series iSCSI device or any other supported iSCSI device.
See also
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Adding an iSCSI device, page 128
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Adding a DSA E-Series iSCSI device, page 129
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Configuring an iSCSI device, page 130
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Adding a LUN, page 132
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Formatting a LUN, page 133
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Bosch Video Management System
Add iSCSI Device dialog box
Main window >
Devices >
> Expand
> Right-click
> Add iSCSI
> Right-click
> Add DSA E-
Device > Add iSCSI Device dialog box
Allows you to add an iSCSI devices to a VRM.
Name
Type in a display name for the device.
Network Address
Type in a valid network address of the device.
iSCSI device type
Select the appropriate device type.
Password
Type in the password for authenticating at the device.
Related Topics
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Scanning for VRM devices, page 125
See also
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27.31.2
Adding a DSA E-Series iSCSI device, page 129
Add DSA E-Series Device dialog box
Main window >
Devices >
> Expand
Series Device > Add DSA E-Series Device dialog box
Allows you to add a DSA E-Series iSCSI device. This device type has a management IP address
different from the IP address of the iSCSI storage. Via this management IP address the device
is automatically detected and configured.
Name
Type in a display name for the device.
Management address
Type in the IP address for automatic configuration of the device.
Password
Type the password of this device.
DSA E-Series type
Displays the device type.
Network address iSCSI Ch 3
Displays the IP address of the iSCSI port of the device. If available you can select another IP
address.
Management address
Displays the IP address for automatic configuration of the second controller if available. If
available you can select another IP address.
Network address iSCSI Ch 3
Displays the IP address of the iSCSI port of the second controller if available. If available you
can select another IP address.
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Connect
Click to detect the settings of the device.
If connection is established, the fields in the Controller group and the 2nd Controller group
are filled.
See also
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Adding a DSA E-Series iSCSI device, page 129
Load Balancing dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Load Balancing... command > Load Balancing dialog box
Prerequisite: Configure the Automatic recording mode.
Set the upper limits for the permitted bit rate and the number of simultaneous iSCSI
connections for each iSCSI system. If these limits are exceeded, data is no longer being
written to the iSCSI system and is lost.
For supported systems (for example Bosch RAID, NetApp, DLA), use the default values. For
another device see the documentation of this device. Start testing with small values.
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Basic Configuration page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Click
> Basic Configuration tab
Allows you to perform a basic configuration of your iSCSI device. You create LUNs on the
iSCSI hard drive and format these LUNs.
Only displayed if the device is one of the iSCSI storage systems supported by Bosch, for
example DSA or DLS 1x00.
The displayed options can differ depending on the used type of iSCSI storage system.
Notice!
After the basic configuration of an E-Series the system needs many hours (or even days) to
initialize. In this phase the full performance is not available and in phase 1.5 formatting can
fail.
Physical capacity [GB]
Information on the total capacity of the storage system.
Number of LUNs
You can change the number of LUNs.
Notice!
If you change the number of LUNs, the entire iSCSI system is reorganized and any sequences
saved on the system are lost.
Therefore, before making changes, check the recordings and back up any important
sequences.
Capacity for new LUNs [GB]
This option is only displayed for E-Series.
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As 256 is the maximum number of LUNs of a storage array, the LUN size should not be set to a
too small value (otherwise no more LUNs can be created in the future, if an additional shelf is
installed).
Target spare disks
Number of spare disks the user wants the system to have.
Actual spare disks
Number of spare disks which are currently in the system. This number can differ from the
number above, e.g. if the storage system is reconfigured manually or if disks are broken.
Initialization status (%)
Additional information is displayed during initialization. When initialization is complete
(100%), you will also have the opportunity to delete all LUNs again.
Note: On FAS storage systems, it can take several hours before LUNs are fully deleted. During
that time, the total capacity of newly created LUNs can be reduced. You can only create new
LUNs with full capacity after the old LUNs have been completely deleted.
RAID-DP (reliability focused)
Activate this option if you do not wish to use the specified RAID type RAID-4, but would prefer
to use the more reliable RAID type RAID DP.
RAID 6 (reliability focused)
Activate this option if you do not wish to use the specified RAID type RAID-5, but would prefer
to use the more reliable RAID type RAID 6.
Serial number
The serial number needed for support cases. It is only correct if the controller is not moved to
a different shelf.
Delete all LUNs
As already stated above the user should wait some hours before he creates new LUNs.
Additional information
Additional information is displayed here, for example information that the storage system is
not configured correctly and that therefore no setup is possible.
See also
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iqn-Mapper dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Map IQNs
Allows you to start the IQN mapping process.
See also
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Scanning for VRM devices, page 125
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Configuring an iSCSI device, page 130
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LUNs page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
Allows you to add, remove, or format LUNs, and to view information on the LUNs.
Add
Click to display the Add LUN dialog box.
Remove
Click to remove the selected rows. To select a row, click the row header on the left side. Each
row represents a LUN.
A message box is displayed.
Format LUN
Click to format the selected LUN. A message box is displayed.
Format
Click the check box to select the LUN and then click Format LUN.
LUN
Displays the name of the LUN.
Size [GB]
Displays the maximal capacity of the LUN.
Large LUN
Each cell displays whether this is a LUN larger than 2 TB or not.
State
Displays the state of the LUN.
Progress
Displays the progress of the formatting process.
See also
27.31.7
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Pool page, page 272
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Adding a LUN, page 132
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Scanning for VRM devices, page 125
Add LUN dialog box
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Click Add
Allows you to add a LUN.
Id
Enter the ID of the desired LUN.
See also
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Adding a LUN, page 132
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Scanning for VRM devices, page 125
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Video Streaming Gateway device page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
> Expand
>
Allows you to add and configure the following encoder types:
–
Bosch encoders
–
ONVIF encoders
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JPEG encoders
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RTSP encoders
See also
27.32.1
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ONVIF page, page 324
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Adding a Video Streaming Gateway device, page 148
Multicast tab (Video Streaming Gateway)
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
Network tab > Multicast tab
Allows you to configure multicast for the assigned cameras.
Enable
Click to enable multicast for this camera.
Multicast Address
Insert a valid multicast address (in the range 224.0.0.0 - 239.255.255.255).
Type in 1.0.0.0. A unique multicast address is automatically inserted based on the MAC
address of the device.
Port
When a firewall is used, enter a port value that is configured as non-blocked port in the
firewall.
Streaming
Click to enable continuous multicast streaming to the switch. This means that the multicast
connection is not preceded by a RCP+ registration. The encoder streams always all data to the
switch. The switch in return (if no IGMP multicast filtering is supported or configured) sends
this data to all ports, with the result that the switch will flood.
You need streaming when using a non-Bosch device for receiving a multicast stream.
See also
–
27.32.2
Configuring multicast, page 150
Advanced tab (Video Streaming Gateway)
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
>
Service tab > Advanced tab
Allows you to activate logging for Video Streaming Gateway.
The log files are usually stored in the following path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bosch\Video Streaming Gateway\log
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RCP+ logging
Click to enable RCP+ logging.
Debug logging
Click to enable debug logging.
RTP logging
Click to enable RTP logging.
Retention time (days)
Select the desired number of days.
Complete memory dump file
Only activate this option if necessary, for example if the Technical Customer Service team
requests a complete summary of the main memory.
Telnet support
Activate this option if access with the Telnet protocol is to be supported. Only activate if
necessary.
Caution!
Extensive logging requires considerable CPU power and HDD capacity.
Do not use extensive logging in continuous operation.
See also
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Add Bosch Encoder dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Add Encoder/camera > Bosch Encoder command
You can add an encoder from Bosch to your VSG device.
Name
Type in the desired display name for the device.
Network address
Type in the network address of the device.
Type
Displays the detected device type, if supported.
User name
Type in the user name used for authenticating at the device. Usually: service
Password
Type in the valid password for authenticating at the device.
Show password
Click to enable that the entered password is displayed. Be careful that nobody can spy out
this password.
Test
Click to authenticate at the device with the credentials entered above.
Properties
Click to enable the desired features available for this device.
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Audio
Click to activate audio if available for this device.
PTZ
Click to activate PTZ if available for this device.
Camera protocol
TCP
Used for transmission in the Internet and / or for lossless data
transmission. Ensures that no data packet gets lost. Bandwidth
requirement can be high.
Use if the device is located behind a Firewall. Does not support
multicast.
UDP
Used for connectionless and lightweight data transmission in
private networks. Data packets can get lost. Bandwidth
requirement can be low.
Supports multicast.
Use video input 1 - Use
Click to select the video inputs if you configure a multichannel
video input 4
device.
See also
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27.32.4
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Add ONVIF Encoder dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Add Encoder/camera > Add ONVIF Encoder command
or
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Add ONVIF Encoder command
You can add an ONVIF encoder to your VSG device or as a live only encoder.
You must configure the used profile for recording and live in the Camera Table.
Name
Type in the desired display name for the device.
Network address
Type in the network address of the device.
User name
Type in the user name used for authenticating at the device. Usually: service
Password
Type in the valid password for authenticating at the device.
Show password
Click to enable that the entered password is displayed. Be careful that nobody can spy out
this password.
Test
Click to authenticate at the device with the credentials entered above.
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Properties
Device type
Displays the retrieved device type.
Manufacturer
Displays the retrieved manufacturer name.
Model
Displays the retrieved model name.
Number of video input
Enter the number of desired video inputs.
channels
Number of audio input
Enter the number of desired audio inputs.
channels
Number of alarm inputs
Enter the number of desired alarm inputs.
Number of relays
Enter the number of desired relays.
See also
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27.32.5
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Add JPEG Camera dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Add Encoder/camera > JPEG camera command
You can add a JPEG camera to your VSG device.
Name
Type in the desired display name for the device.
URL
Enter the URL of your JPEG camera / RTSP camera.
For a JPEG camera from Bosch, type in the following string:
http://<ip-address>/snap.jpg?jpegCam=<channel_no.>
For an RTSP camera from Bosch, type in the following string:
rtsp://<ip-address>/rtsp_tunnel
User name
Type in the user name used for authenticating at the device. Usually: service
Password
Type in the valid password for authenticating at the device.
Show password
Click to enable that the entered password is displayed. Be careful that nobody can spy out
this password.
Test
Click to authenticate at the device with the credentials entered above.
Properties
Number of video input
Enter the number of available video inputs if available.
channels
Frame rate [ips]
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27.32.6
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Add RTSP Encoder dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Add Encoder/camera > RTSP camera command
You can add an RTSP encoder to your VSG device.
Name
Type in the desired display name for the device.
URL
Enter the URL of your JPEG camera / RTSP camera.
For a JPEG camera from Bosch, type in the following string:
http://<ip-address>/snap.jpg?jpegCam=<channel_no.>
For an RTSP camera from Bosch, type in the following string:
rtsp://<ip-address>/rtsp_tunnel
User name
Type in the user name used for authenticating at the device. Usually: service
Password
Type in the valid password for authenticating at the device.
Show password
Click to enable that the entered password is displayed. Be careful that nobody can spy out
this password.
Test
Click to authenticate at the device with the credentials entered above.
Properties
Number of video input
Enter the number of available video inputs if available.
channels
See also
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Live Only page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Allows you to add and configure encoders used for live only. You can add Bosch encoders and
ONVIF network video transmitters.
See also
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Adding a live only encoder, page 169
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Scanning for devices, page 83
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Bosch Encoder / Decoder page, page 290
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ONVIF page, page 324
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Local Storage page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Allows you to add and configure encoders with local storage.
See also
27.35
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Adding a local storage encoder, page 170
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Bosch Encoder / Decoder page, page 290
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Scanning for devices, page 83
Unmanaged Sites page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
Allows you to add or remove Unmanaged Sites items. Unmanaged site items contain
unmanaged network devices.
See also
27.35.1
–
Unmanaged site, page 31
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Adding an unmanaged site, page 123
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Importing unmanaged sites, page 123
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Configuring the time zone, page 124
Add Unmanaged Site dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Right-click
Add Unmanaged Network
Device command > Add Unmanaged Network Device dialog box
You can add a video network device to the Unmanaged Sites item of the Device Tree.
It is assumed that all unmanaged network devices of an unmanaged site are located in the
same time zone.
Site name
Displays the name of the site that was entered during creation of this item.
Description
Type in a description for this site.
Time zone
Select the appropriate time zone for this unmanaged site.
27.35.2
Unmanaged Site page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
You can add a video network device to the Unmanaged Sites item of the Device Tree.
It is assumed that all unmanaged network devices of an unmanaged site are located in the
same time zone.
Site name
Displays the name of the site that was entered during creation of this item.
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Description
Type in a description for this site.
Time zone
Select the appropriate time zone for this unmanaged site.
27.35.3
Add Unmanaged Network Device dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Right-click
> Add Unmanaged Site command > Add
Unmanaged Site dialog box
You can add a video network device to the Unmanaged Sites item of the Device Tree.
It is assumed that all unmanaged network devices of an unmanaged site are located in the
same time zone.
Device type:
Select the entry that is applicable for this device.
Available entries:
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DIVAR AN / DVR
–
DIVAR IP 3000/7000 / Bosch VMS
Network address:
Type in an IP address.
User name:
Type in the valid user name for this network device if available. See Unmanaged site, page 31
for details.
Password:
Type in the valid password if available. See Unmanaged site, page 31 for details on user
credentials.
See also
27.35.4
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Adding an unmanaged site, page 123
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Unmanaged site, page 31
Unmanaged Network Device page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
You can add a video network device to the Unmanaged Sites item of the Device Tree.
It is assumed that all unmanaged network devices of an unmanaged site are located in the
same time zone.
Device type:
Select the entry that is applicable for this device.
Available entries:
–
DIVAR AN / DVR
–
DIVAR IP 3000/7000 / Bosch VMS
Network address:
Type in an IP address.
User name:
Type in the valid user name for this network device if available. See Unmanaged site, page 31
for details.
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Password:
Type in the valid password if available. See Unmanaged site, page 31 for details on user
credentials.
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Bosch Encoder / Decoder page
The count of items below an entry is displayed in square brackets.
To configure an encoder / decoder:
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
Devices > Expand
>
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
or
Main window >
or
Main window >
or
>
Most of the settings on the encoder / decoder pages are active immediately after you click
. If you click another tab without clicking
and changes have occurred, two
corresponding message boxes are displayed. Confirm them both if you want to save.
To change the passwords of an encoder right-click the device icon and click Change
password....
To display the device in a Web browser right-click the device icon and click Show Webpage in
Browser.
Note:
Depending on the selected encoder or camera, not all pages described here are available for
each device. The wording used here for describing the field labels can deviate from your
software.
4
Click a tab to display the corresponding property page.
See also
28.1
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Scanning for devices, page 83
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Configuring an encoder / decoder, page 138
Enter password dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
> Right-click
>
Change password... command
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> Right-click
> Change password... >
Enter password dialog box
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Right-click
> Change password... command
Main window >
Devices >
> Right-click
> Change password... command
Main window >
Devices >
> Right-click
> Change password... command
A password prevents unauthorized access to the device. You can use different authorization
levels to limit access.
Proper password protection is only guaranteed when all higher authorization levels are also
protected with a password. Therefore, you always have to start from the highest authorization
level when assigning passwords.
You can define and change a password for each authorization level if you are logged in as
service or if the unit is not password protected.
Enter the password for the appropriate authorization level here. The maximum password text
length is 19 characters and no special characters are allowed.
The device has three authorization levels: service, user, and live.
–
service is the highest authorization level. Entering the correct password gives access to
all the functions and allows all configuration settings to be changed.
–
user is the middle authorization level. At this level you can operate the device, play back
recordings, and also control camera, for example, but you cannot change the
configuration.
–
live is the lowest authorization level. At this level you can only view the live video image
and switch between the different live image displays.
For a decoder the following authorization level replaces the live authorization level:
–
destination password (only available for decoders)
Used for access to an encoder.
See also
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Changing the password of an encoder / decoder, page 140
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Providing the destination password for a decoder, page 141
28.2
Unit Access page
28.2.1
Identification / Camera identification
Device name
Type the name of the device.
The name simplifies the management of multiple devices in large systems. The name is used
for identification of a device. Use a name that makes it as easy as possible to identify its
location.
Do not use any special characters in the name. Special characters are not supported and may
cause problems, e.g. with playback.
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Click
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to update the name in the Device Tree.
Each device should be assigned a unique identifier that can be entered here as an additional
means of identification.
Initiator name
Displays the iSCSI initiator name. The initiator name is automatically displayed after a
connection is established.
Initiator extension
Type your own text to make the unit easier to identify in large iSCSI systems. This text is
added to the initiator name, separated from it by a full stop.
28.2.2
Camera name
Camera
Type the name of the camera. Ensure that Camera 1 is allocated to Video Input 1, Camera 2 to
Video Input 2, etc.
The camera name facilitates the identification of the remote camera location, for example in
case of an alarm. Use a name that makes it as easy as possible to identify the location.
Do not use any special characters in the name. Special characters are not supported and may
cause problems, for example the play back of recordings. The settings on this page apply to all
camera inputs.
Click
28.2.3
to update the name in the Device Tree.
Version information
Hardware version
Displays the version of the hardware.
Firmware version
Displays the version of the firmware.
28.3
Date/Time page
Device date format Device date Device time
If there are multiple devices operating in your system or network, it is important to
synchronize their internal clocks. For example, it is only possible to identify and correctly
evaluate simultaneous recordings when all devices are operating on the same time.
1.
Enter the current date. Since the device time is controlled by the internal clock, it is not
necessary to enter the day of the week – it is added automatically.
2.
Enter the current time or click Sync to PC to apply the system time from your computer
to the device.
Note:
It is important that the date/time is correct for recording. An incorrect date/time setting could
prevent correct recording.
Device time zone
Select the time zone in which the system is located.
Daylight saving time
Set by Bosch VMS Management Server.
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Time server IP address
Set by Bosch VMS Management Server.
Time server type
Set by Bosch VMS Management Server. Default setting is SNTP.
28.4
Installer / Initialization menu
28.4.1
Application variant
The camera has a choice of application variants that set up the camera for optimum
performance in a specific environment. Select the application variant best suited to your
installation.
The application variant must be selected before any other changes are made, as the camera
reboots automatically and resets the factory defaults when the application variant is changed.
28.4.2
Base frame rate
Select the base frame rate for the camera.
Note:
Shutter times and frame rates, and the analog output (if present) are affected by this value.
28.4.3
Camera LED
Disable the Camera LED on the camera to switch it off.
28.4.4
Mirror image
Select On to output a mirror image of the camera picture.
28.4.5
Flip image
Select On to output an upside down camera image.
28.4.6
Menu button
Select Disabled to prevent access to the install wizard via the menu button on the camera
itself.
28.4.7
Heater
Select Auto to let the camera determine when the heater should be switched on.
28.4.8
Reboot device
28.4.9
Factory defaults
Click Defaults to restore the factory defaults for the camera. A confirmation screen appears.
Allow several seconds for the camera to optimize the picture after a reset.
28.4.10
Lens Wizard
Click Lens Wizard... to open a separate window which can be used to focus the camera lens
(not for all cameras).
28.5
Privacy Masks page
Privacy masking is used to block a specific area of a scene from being viewed. Four privacy
mask areas can be defined. The activated masked areas are filled with the selected pattern in
live view.
1.
Select the pattern to be used for all masks.
2.
Check the box of the mask you wish to activate.
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Use the mouse to define the area for each of the masks.
Notice!
Draw the mask 10% larger than the object to ensure that the mask completely covers the
object as the camera zooms in and out. Click the check box Zoom threshold.
Draw the mask at 50% optical zoom or less for improved masking performance.
Active masks
To activate a mask, select the appropriate check box.
Privacy masks
Select the privacy mask number. The preview window displays a gray rectangle in the scene.
Enabled
Select the check box to activate the privacy mask. After saving, the content inside the privacy
mask is no longer visible in the preview. This area is blocked out from being viewing and
recording.
Pattern
Pattern of the privacy mask.
Preview window
If necessary, change the size of the privacy mask area and move it to the position you want.
28.6
Recording Management page
Active recordings are indicated by
.
Point to the icon. Detailed information about the active recordings are displayed.
Recordings manually managed
The recordings are managed locally on this encoder. All relevant settings must be carried out
manually. The encoder / IP camera acts as a live only device. It is not be removed from VRM
automatically.
Recording 1 managed by VRM
The recordings of this encoder are managed by the VRM system.
Dual VRM
Recording 2 of this encoder is managed by a secondary VRM.
iSCSI Media tab
Click to display the available iSCSI storage connected to this encoder.
Local Media tab
Click to display the available local storage on this encoder.
Add
Click to add a storage device to the list of managed storage media.
Remove
Click to remove a storage device from the list of managed storage media.
See also
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28.7
Configuring the storage media of an encoder, page 142
Recording preferences page
The Recording preferences page is displayed for each encoder. This page only appears if a
device is assigned to a VRM system.
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Primary target
Only visible if the Recording preferences mode list on the Pool page is set to Failover.
Select the entry for the required target.
Secondary target
Only visible if the Recording preferences mode list on the Pool page is set to Failover and if
the Secondary target usage list is set to On.
Select the entry for the required target for configuring failover mode.
See also
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28.8
Pool page, page 272
Video Input page
Camera name stamping
This field sets the position of the camera name overlay. It can be displayed at the Top, at the
Bottom, or at a position of your choice that you can then specify using the Custom option. Or
it can be set to Off for no overlay information.
1.
Select the desired option from the list.
2.
If you select the Custom option, additional fields are displayed where you can specify the
exact position (Position (XY)).
3.
In the Position (XY) fields, enter the values for the desired position.
Logo
Click Choose File to select a file. Heed the restrictions for file format, logo size, and color
depth. Click Upload to load the file to the camera.
If no logo is selected, Configuration displays the message, “No file chosen.”
Logo position
Select the position for the logo on the OSD: Left or Right.
Select Off (the default value) to disable logo positioning.
Time stamping
This field sets the position of the time overlay. It can be displayed at the Top, at the Bottom or
at a position of your choice that you can then specify using the Custom option. Or it can be
set to Off for no overlay information.
1.
Select the desired option from the list.
2.
If you select the Custom option, additional fields are displayed where you can specify the
exact position (Position (XY)).
3.
In the Position (XY) fields, enter the values for the desired position.
If necessary, display milliseconds for Time stamping. This information can be useful for
recorded video images; however, it does increase the processor's computing time. Select Off
if displaying milliseconds is not needed.
Alarm mode stamping
Select On to display a text message overlay in the image in the event of an alarm. It can be
displayed at a position of your choice that you can then specify using the Custom option. Or it
can be set to Off for no overlay information.
1.
Select the desired option from the list.
2.
If you select the Custom option, additional fields are displayed where you can specify the
exact position (Position (XY)).
3.
In the Position (XY) fields, enter the values for the desired position.
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Alarm message
Enter the message to be displayed in the image in the event of an alarm. The maximum text
length is 31 characters.
Check this box to make the stamp on the image transparent.
Camera OSD
Select On to momentarily display camera response information, such as Digital Zoom, Iris
open/close, and Focus near/far overlays in the image. Select Off to display no information.
1.
Select the desired option from the list.
2.
Specify the exact position (Position (XY)).
3.
In the Position (XY) fields, enter the values for the desired position.
Title OSD
Select On to continuously display sector or shot title overlays in the image. Select Momentary
to display sector or shot title overlays for a few seconds. OSD titles can be displayed at a
position of your choice, or it can be set to Off for no overlay information.
1.
Select the desired option from the list.
2.
Specify the exact position (Position (XY)).
3.
In the Position (XY) fields, enter the values for the desired position.
Video authentication
Select a method for verifying the integrity of the video in the Video authentication drop-down
box.
If you select Watermarking all images are marked with an icon. The icon indicates if the
sequence (live or saved) has been manipulated.
If you want to add a digital signature to the transmitted video images to ensure their integrity,
select one of the cryptographic algorithms for this signature.
Enter the interval (in seconds) between insertions of the digital signature.
Signature intervals
Select the interval (in seconds) for the signature.
See also
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Picture settings - Scene mode
A scene mode is a collection of image parameters that are set in the camera when that
particular mode is selected (installer menu settings are excluded). Several pre-defined modes
are available for typical scenarios. After a mode has been selected, additional changes can be
made through the user interface.
28.9.1
Current mode
Select the mode you wish to use from the drop-down menu.
28.9.2
Mode ID
The name of the selected mode is displayed.
28.9.3
Copy mode to
Select the mode from the drop-down menu to which you wish to copy the active mode.
28.9.4
Restore Mode Defaults
Click Restore Mode Defaults to restore the factory default modes. Confirm you decision.
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Scene mode factory defaults
Outdoor
This mode covers most situations. It should be used in applications where the lighting changes
from day to night. It takes into account sun highlights and street (sodium vapor) lighting.
Motion
This mode is used for monitoring the traffic movement on roads or parking lots. It can also be
used for industrial applications where fast moving objects are to be monitored. Motion
artifacts are minimized. This mode should be optimized for a sharp and detailed picture in
color and black/white mode.
Low light
This mode is optimized for sufficient details at low light. It requires more bandwidth and can
introduce motion judder.
BLC
This mode is optimized for scenes with people moving in front of a bright background.
Indoor
This mode is similar to the outdoor mode but it avoids the limitations imposed by the sun or
street lighting.
Vibrant
This mode has enhanced contrast, sharpness and saturation.
28.9.6
Scene mode factory defaults
Outdoor
This mode covers most situations. It should be used in applications where the lighting changes
from day to night. It takes into account sun highlights and street (sodium vapor) lighting.
Motion
This mode is used for monitoring the traffic movement on roads or parking lots. It can also be
used for industrial applications where fast moving objects are to be monitored. Motion
artifacts are minimized. This mode should be optimized for a sharp and detailed picture in
color and black/white mode.
Low light
This mode is optimized for sufficient details at low light. It requires more bandwidth and can
introduce motion judder.
Intelligent AE
This mode is optimized for scenes with people moving in front of a bright background.
Indoor
This mode is similar to the outdoor mode but it avoids the limitations imposed by the sun or
street lighting.
Vibrant
This mode has enhanced contrast, sharpness and saturation.
28.9.7
Scene mode factory defaults
Indoor
This mode is similar to the outdoor mode but it avoids the limitations imposed by the sun or
street lighting.
Outdoor
This mode covers most situations. It should be used in applications where the lighting changes
from day to night. It takes into account sun highlights and street (sodium vapor) lighting.
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Low light
This mode is optimized for sufficient details at low light. It requires more bandwidth and can
introduce motion judder.
Night-optimized
This mode is optimized for sufficient details at low light. It requires more bandwidth and can
introduce motion judder.
Low bit rate
This mode reduces the bitrate for installations with restricted network bandwidth and storage.
Intelligent AE
This mode is optimized for scenes with people moving in front of a bright background.
BLC
This mode is optimized for scenes with people moving in front of a bright background.
Vibrant
This mode has enhanced contrast, sharpness and saturation.
Sports and gaming
This mode is for high-speed capture, and improved color rendition and sharpness.
Motion
This mode is used for monitoring the traffic movement on roads or parking lots. It can also be
used for industrial applications where fast moving objects are to be monitored. Motion
artifacts are minimized. This mode should be optimized for a sharp and detailed picture in
color and black/white mode.
Traffic
This mode is used for monitoring the traffic movement on roads or parking lots. It can also be
used for industrial applications where fast moving objects are to be monitored. Motion
artifacts are minimized. This mode should be optimized for a sharp and detailed picture in
color and black/white.
Retail
This mode has improved color rendition and sharpness with reduced bandwidth requirements.
28.10
Picture settings - Color
Contrast (0...255)
Adjust the contrast with the slider from 0 to 255.
Saturation (0...255)
Adjust the color saturation with the slider from 0 to 255.
Brightness (0...255)
Adjust the brightness with the slider from 0 to 255.
28.10.1
White balance
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Indoor: Allows the camera to continually adjust for optimal color reproduction in an
indoor environment.
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Outdoor: Allows the camera to continually adjust for optimal color reproduction in an
outdoor environment.
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In Manual mode the Red, Green, and Blue gain can be manually set to a desired position.
Hold
Click Hold to put ATW on hold and save the current color settings. The mode changes to
manual.
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R-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the red gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing red introduces more cyan).
G-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the green gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing green introduces more magenta).
B-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the blue gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing blue introduces more yellow).
Note:
It is only necessary to change the white point offset for special scene conditions.
Default
Click Default to set all video values to their factory setting.
28.10.2
White balance
–
Basic auto mode allows the camera to continually adjust for optimal color reproduction
using an average reflectance method. This is useful for indoor light sources and for
colored LED light illumination.
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Standard auto mode allows the camera to continually adjust for optimal color
reproduction in an environment with natural light sources.
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Sodium vapor auto mode allows the camera to continually adjust for optimal color
reproduction in an environment with sodium vapor light sources (street lighting).
–
In Manual mode the Red, Green, and Blue gain can be manually set to a desired position.
Hold
Click Hold to put ATW on hold and save the current color settings. The mode changes to
manual.
R-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the red gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing red introduces more cyan).
G-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the green gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing green introduces more magenta).
B-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the blue gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing blue introduces more yellow).
Note:
It is only necessary to change the white point offset for special scene conditions.
Default
Click Default to set all video values to their factory setting.
28.10.3
White balance
–
Standard auto mode allows the camera to continually adjust for optimal color
reproduction in an outdoor environment.
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In Manual mode the Red, Green, and Blue gain can be manually set to a desired position.
Hold
Click Hold to put ATW on hold and save the current color settings. The mode changes to
manual.
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R-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the red gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing red introduces more cyan).
G-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the green gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing green introduces more magenta).
B-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the blue gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing blue introduces more yellow).
Note:
It is only necessary to change the white point offset for special scene conditions.
Default
Click Default to set all video values to their factory setting.
28.10.4
White balance
–
Basic auto mode allows the camera to continually adjust for optimal color reproduction
using an average reflectance method. This is useful for indoor light sources and for
colored LED light illumination.
–
Standard auto mode allows the camera to continually adjust for optimal color
reproduction in an environment with natural light sources.
–
Sodium vapor auto mode allows the camera to continually adjust for optimal color
reproduction in an environment with sodium vapor light sources (street lighting).
–
Dominant color auto mode takes into account any dominant color in the image (for
example, the green of a football pitch or of a gaming table) and uses this information to
obtain a well balanced color reproduction.
–
In Manual mode the Red, Green, and Blue gain can be manually set to a desired position.
Hold
Click Hold to put ATW on hold and save the current color settings. The mode changes to
manual.
RGB-weighted white balance
In an auto mode, RGB-weighted white balance can be switched On or Off. When On,
additional fine tuning of the automatic color reproduction can be made with the R, G and B
weight sliders.
R-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the red gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing red introduces more cyan).
G-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the green gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing green introduces more magenta).
B-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the blue gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing blue introduces more yellow).
Note:
It is only necessary to change the white point offset for special scene conditions.
Default
Click Default to set all video values to their factory setting.
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Picture settings - ALC
28.11.1
ALC mode
Select the mode for automatic light-level control:
28.11.2
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Fluorescent 50 Hz
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Fluorescent 60 Hz
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Outdoor
ALC level
Adjust the video output level (-15 to 0 to +15).
Select the range within which the ALC will operate. A positive value is more useful for lowlight conditions; a negative value is more useful for very bright conditions.
28.11.3
Saturation (av-pk)
The saturation (av-pk) slider configures the ALC level so that it controls mainly on scene
average level (slider position -15) or on scene peak level (slider position +15). Scene peak
level is useful for capturing images that contain car headlights.
28.11.4
Exposure/frame rate
Automatic exposure
Select to let the camera automatically set the optimum shutter speed. The camera tries to
maintain the selected shutter speed as long as the light level of the scene permits.
4
Select the minimum frame rate for automatic exposure. (The values available depend on
the value set for the Base frame rate in the Installer Menu.)
Fixed exposure
Select to set a fixed shutter speed.
4
Select the shutter speed for fixed exposure. (The values available depend on the value set
for the ALC mode.)
4
Select a default shutter speed. The default shutter improves the motion performance in
auto exposure mode.
28.11.5
Day/night
Auto - the camera switches the IR cut-off filter on and off depending on the scene illumination
level.
Monochrome - the IR cut-off filter is removed, giving full IR sensitivity.
Color - the camera always produces a color signal regardless of light levels.
Switch level
Set the video level at which the camera in Auto mode switches to monochrome operation (-15
to 0 to +15).
A low (negative) value means that the camera switches to monochrome at a lower light level. A
high (positive) value means that the camera switches to monochrome at a higher light level.
Note:
To ensure stability when using IR illuminators, use the alarm interface for reliable Day/Night
switching.
Switch level
Set the video level at which the camera in Auto mode switches to monochrome operation (-15
to 0 to +15).
A low (negative) value means that the camera switches to monochrome at a lower light level. A
high (positive) value means that the camera switches to monochrome at a higher light level.
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IR function
(only for cameras with built-in IR illuminators)
Select the control setting for IR illumination:
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Auto: the camera automatically switches the IR illumination.
–
On: the IR illumination is always on.
–
Off: the IR illumination is always off.
Intensity level
Set the intensity of the IR beam (0 to 30).
Day-to-night switchover
Adjust the slider to set the video level at which the camera in Auto mode switches from color
to monochrome operation (-15 to +15).
A low (negative) value means that the camera switches to monochrome at a lower light level. A
high (positive) value means that the camera switches to monochrome at a higher light level.
Night-to-day switchover
Adjust the slider to set the video level at which the camera in Auto mode switches from
monochrome to color operation (-15 to +15).
A low (negative) value means that the camera switches to color at a lower light level. A high
(positive) value means that the camera switches to color at a higher light level.
(The actual switch-over point might change automatically to avoid instable switching.)
Note:
To ensure stability when using IR illuminators, use the alarm interface for reliable Day/Night
switching.
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Encoder Regions page
1.
Select one of the eight available regions from the drop-down box.
2.
Use the mouse to define the area for that region by dragging the center or sides of the
shaded window.
3.
Select the encoder quality to be used for the defined area.
(Object and background quality levels are defined on the Expert Settings section of the
Encoder Profile page.)
4.
If required, select another region and repeat steps 2 and 3.
5.
Click Set to apply the region settings.
Preview
Click
to open a viewing window where a 1:1 live image and the bit rate for the region
settings can be previewed.
28.13
Camera page
AE-response speed
Select the speed of the response of auto exposure. Options are Super slow, Slow, Medium
(default), Fast.
Backlight compensation
Optimizes the video level for the selected area of the image. Parts outside this area may be
underexposed or overexposed. Select On to optimize the video level for the central area of the
image. The default setting is Off.
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Blue Gain
The blue gain adjustment offsets the factory white point alignment (reducing blue introduces
more yellow). It is only necessary to change the white point offset for special scene
conditions.
Color hue
The degree of color in the video image (HD only). Values range from -14° to 14°; the default is
8°.
Fixed Gain
Use the slide to select the desired number for fixed gain. The default is 2.
Gain control
Adjusts the automatic gain control (AGC). Automatically sets the gain to the lowest possible
value needed to maintain a good picture.
–
AGC (default): electronically brightens dark scenes, which may cause graininess in low
light scenes.
–
Fixed: no enhancement. This setting disables the Max. Gain Level option.
If you select this option, the camera makes the following changes automatically:
–
Night Mode: switches to Color
–
Auto Iris: switches to Constant
High Sensitivity
Adjusts the level of intensity or lux within the image (HD only). Select from Off or On.
Maximum Gain Level
Controls the maximum value the gain can have during AGC operation. To set the maximum
gain level, choose from:
–
Normal
–
Medium
–
High (default)
Night mode
Selects night mode (B/W) to enhance lighting in low light scenes. Select from the following
options:
–
Monochrome: Forces the camera to stay in Nigh Mode and transmit monochrome images.
–
Color: The camera does not switch to Night Mode regardless of ambient light conditions.
–
Auto (default): The camera switches out of Night Mode after the ambient light level
reaches a pre-defined threshold.
Night mode threshold
Adjusts the level of light at which the camera automatically switches out of night mode (B/W)
operation. Select a value between 10 and 55 (in increments of 5; default 30). The lower the
value, the earlier the camera will switch to color mode.
Noise Reduction
Turns on the 2D and 3D noise reduction feature.
Noise Reduction Level
Adjusts the noise level to the appropriate level for shooting conditions. Select a value between
1 and 5.
Red Gain
The red gain adjustment offsets the factory white point alignment (reducing red introduces
more cyan).
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Saturation
The percentage of light or color in the video image (HD only). Values range from 60% to 200%;
the default is 110%.
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the picture. To set the sharpness, use the slider to select a number.
The default is 12.
Current mode
Shutter
Adjusts the electronic shutter speed (AES). Controls the time period for which light is
gathered by the collecting device. The default setting is 1/60 second for NTSC and 1/50 for
PAL cameras. The range of settings is from 1/1 to 1/10000.
Shutter Mode
–
Fixed: The shutter mode is fixed to a selectable shutter speed.
–
Automatic exposure: increases camera sensitivity by increasing the integration time on
the camera. This is accomplished by integrating the signal from a number of consecutive
video frames to reduce signal noise.
If you select this option, the camera disables Shutter automatically.
Stabilization
This feature is ideal for cameras mounted on a pole or mast, or on another location that
shakes frequently.
Select On to activate the video stabilization feature (if available on your camera) that reduces
camera shake in both the vertical and horizontal axis. The camera compensates for the
movement of the image by up to 2% of the image size.
Select Auto to activate the feature automatically when the camera detects vibration.
Select Off to deactivate the feature.
Note: This feature is not available on 20x models.
White Balance
Adjusts the color settings to maintain the quality of the white areas of the image.
28.13.1
ALC
ALC mode
Select the mode for automatic light-level control:
–
Fluorescent 50 Hz
–
Fluorescent 60 Hz
–
Outdoor
ALC level
Adjust the video output level (-15 to 0 to +15).
Select the range within which the ALC will operate. A positive value is more useful for lowlight conditions; a negative value is more useful for very bright conditions.
The saturation (av-pk) slider configures the ALC level so that it controls mainly on scene
average level (slider position -15) or on scene peak level (slider position +15). Scene peak
level is useful for capturing images that contain car headlights.
Exposure
Automatic exposure
Select to let the camera automatically set the optimum shutter speed. The camera tries to
maintain the selected shutter speed as long as the light level of the scene permits.
4
Select the minimum frame rate for automatic exposure. (The values available depend on
the value set for the Base frame rate in the Installer Menu.)
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Fixed exposure
Select to set a fixed shutter speed.
4
Select the shutter speed for fixed exposure. (The values available depend on the value set
for the ALC mode.)
4
Select a default shutter speed. The default shutter improves the motion performance in
auto exposure mode.
Day/night
Auto - the camera switches the IR cut-off filter on and off depending on the scene illumination
level.
Monochrome - the IR cut-off filter is removed, giving full IR sensitivity.
Color - the camera always produces a color signal regardless of light levels.
Note:
To ensure stability when using IR illuminators, use the alarm interface for reliable Day/Night
switching.
Night-to-day switchover
Adjust the slider to set the video level at which the camera in Auto mode switches from
monochrome to color operation (-15 to +15).
A low (negative) value means that the camera switches to color at a lower light level. A high
(positive) value means that the camera switches to color at a higher light level.
(The actual switch-over point might change automatically to avoid instable switching.)
Day-to-night switchover
Adjust the slider to set the video level at which the camera in Auto mode switches from color
to monochrome operation (-15 to +15).
A low (negative) value means that the camera switches to monochrome at a lower light level. A
high (positive) value means that the camera switches to monochrome at a higher light level.
IR function
(only for cameras with built-in IR illuminators)
Select the control setting for IR illumination:
–
Auto: the camera automatically switches the IR illumination.
–
On: the IR illumination is always on.
–
Off: the IR illumination is always off.
Intensity level
Set the intensity of the IR beam (0 to 30).
28.13.2
Scene mode
A scene mode is a collection of image parameters that are set in the camera when that
particular mode is selected (installer menu settings are excluded). Several pre-defined modes
are available for typical scenarios. After a mode has been selected, additional changes can be
made through the user interface.
Current mode
Select the mode you wish to use from the drop-down menu.
Mode ID
The name of the selected mode is displayed.
28.13.3
Scene Mode Scheduler
The scene mode scheduler is used to determine which scene mode should be used during the
day and which scene mode should be used during the night.
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Select the mode you wish to use during the day from Marked range drop-down box.
2.
Select the mode you wish to use during the night from Unmarked range drop-down box.
3.
Use the two slider buttons to set the Time ranges.
Outdoor
This mode covers most situations. It should be used in applications where the lighting changes
from day to night. It takes into account sun highlights and street (sodium vapor) lighting.
Vibrant
This mode has enhanced contrast, sharpness and saturation.
Motion
This mode is used for monitoring the traffic movement on roads or parking lots. It can also be
used for industrial applications where fast moving objects are to be monitored. Motion
artifacts are minimized. This mode should be optimized for a sharp and detailed picture in
color and black/white mode.
Low light
This mode is optimized for sufficient details at low light. It requires more bandwidth and can
introduce motion judder.
Intelligent AE
This mode is optimized for scenes with people moving in front of a bright background.
Indoor
This mode is similar to the outdoor mode but it avoids the limitations imposed by the sun or
street lighting.
BLC
This mode is optimized for scenes with people moving in front of a bright background.
28.13.4
WDR
Select Auto for automatic Wide Dynamic Range (WDR); select Off to disable WDR.
Note:
WDR can only be active if Auto exposure is selected, and there is a match between the base
frame rate selected in the installer menu and the ALC fluorescent mode frequency. If there is a
conflict, a pop-up window will suggest a solution and adjust the appropriate settings.
28.13.5
Sharpness level
The slider adjusts the sharpness level between -15 and +15. Zero position of the slider
corresponds to the factory default level.
A low (negative) value makes the picture less sharp. Increasing sharpness brings out more
detail. Extra sharpness can enhance the details of license plates, facial features and the edges
of certain surfaces but can increase bandwidth requirements.
28.13.6
Backlight Compensation
Select Off to switch off backlight compensation.
Select On to capture details in high-contrast and extremely bright-dark conditions.
Select Intelligent AE to capture object detail in scenes with people moving in front of a bright
background
28.13.7
Contrast enhancement
Select On to increase the contrast in low contrast conditions.
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Intelligent DNR
Select On to activate intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction (DNR) which reduces noise based
on motion and light levels.
Temporal noise filtering
Adjusts the Temporal noise filtering level between -15 and +15. The higher the value, the
more noise filtering.
Spatial noise filtering
Adjusts the Spatial noise filtering level between -15 and +15. The higher the value, the more
noise filtering.
28.13.9
Intelligent defog
Select Intelligent defog to activate the automatic intelligent defog feature. This feature
continuously adjusts image parameters to provide the best picture possible under foggy or
misty conditions.
28.14
Lens page
28.14.1
Focus
Autofocus
Continuously adjusts the lens automatically to the correct focus for the sharpest picture.
–
One push (default): Activates the Auto Focus feature after the camera stops moving.
Once focused, Auto Focus is inactive until the camera is moved again.
–
Auto focus: Auto Focus is always active.
–
Manual: Auto Focus is inactive.
Focus polarity
–
Normal (default): Focus controls operate normally.
–
Reverse: Focus controls are reversed.
Focus speed
Controls how fast the Auto focus will readjust when the focus becomes blurred.
28.14.2
Iris
Auto iris
Automatically adjusts the lens to allow the correct illumination of the camera sensor. This type
of lens is recommended for use when there are low light or changing light conditions.
–
Constant (default): Camera constantly adjusts to varying light conditions.
If you select this option, for example the AutoDome Junior HD makes the following
changes automatically:
–
–
Gain control: switches to AGC
–
Shutter mode: switches to Normal
Manual: Camera must be manually adjusted to compensate for varying light conditions.
Iris polarity
Capability to reverse the operation of the iris button on the controller.
–
Normal (default): Iris controls operate normally.
–
Reverse: Iris controls are reversed.
Auto iris level
Increases or decreases brightness according to the amount of light. Type a value between 1
and 15, inclusive. The default setting is 8.
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Iris speed
Controls how fast the Iris will adjust the opening according to the illumination of the scene.
Type a value between 1 and 10, inclusive. The default setting is 5.
28.14.3
Zoom
Maximum zoom speed
Controls the zoom speed. Default setting: Fast
Zoom polarity
Capability to reverse the operation of the zoom button on the controller.
–
Normal (default): Zoom controls operate normally.
–
Reverse: Zoom controls are reversed.
Digital zoom
Digital zoom is a method of decreasing (narrowing) the apparent angle of view of a digital
video image. It is accomplished electronically, without any adjustment of the camera's optics,
and no optical resolution is gained in the process.
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Off (default): Enables the Digital Zoom feature.
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On: Disables the Digital Zoom feature.
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Auto pan speed
Continuously pans the camera at a speed between right and left limit settings. Type a value
between 1 and 60 (expressed in degrees), inclusive. The default setting is 30.
Inactivity
Selects the time period the dome must be not controlled until the inactivity event will be
executed.
–
Off (default): Camera remains on a current scene indefinitely.
–
Scene 1: Camera returns to Preset 1.
–
Previous Aux: Camera returns to the previous activity.
Inactivity period
Determines the behavior of the dome when the control for dome is inactive. Select a time
period from the pull-down list (3 sec. - 10 min.). The default setting is 2 minutes.
Auto pivot
The Auto Pivot tilts the camera through the vertical position as the camera is rotated to
maintain the correct orientation of the image.
Set the Auto Pivot to On (default) to automatically rotate the camera 180º when following a
subject traveling directly beneath the camera. To disable this feature, click Off.
Freeze frame
Select On (default) to freeze the image while the camera moves to a predetermined scene
position.
Tilt up limit
Click Set, to set the upper tilt limit of the camera.
Tilt limits
Click Reset to clear the upper tilt limit.
28.16
Prepositions and Tours page
Allows you to define the individual scenes and a preposition tour comprised of the defined
scenes.
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To add scenes:
Click
.
To delete scenes:
Select the scene, then click
.
To overwrite (save) scenes:
Click
.
To view scenes:
Select the scene, then click
.
Include in standard tour (marked with *)
Select the check box if the scene should be part of the preposition tour. The asterisk (*) on
the left of the scene name indicates this.
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Sectors page
Sector
The pan capability (for example for the AutoDome Junior HD camera) is 360° and is divided
into eight equal sectors. This allows you to apply a title for each sector and to designate any
sectors as a Blanked Sector.
To define a title for sectors:
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1.
Place the pointer in the input box to the right of the sector number.
2.
Type a title for the sector, up to 20 characters long.
3.
To blank the sector, click the check box to the right of the sector title.
Misc page
Address
Allows the appropriate device to be operated via the numerical address in the control system.
Type a number between 0000 and 9999, inclusive, to identify the camera.
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Logs page
This page allows you to display and to save log files.
Download
Click to obtain the log file information. The log files are displayed in the overview.
Save
Click to save the log files.
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Audio page
This function allows you to set the gain of the audio signals to suit your specific requirements.
The current video image is shown in the small window next to the slide controls to help you
check the selected audio source and improve assignments. Your changes are effective
immediately.
The numbering of the audio inputs follows the labeling on the device and the assignment to
the respective video inputs. The assignment cannot be changed for Web browser connections.
Audio
The audio signals are sent in a separate data stream parallel to the video data, and so increase
the network load. The audio data are encoded according to G.711 and require an additional
bandwidth of approximately 80 kbps for each connection.
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On: Transmits audio data.
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Off: No transmission of audio data.
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Line In 1 - Line In 4
Enter the value of the gain of the audio signal. Make sure that the display of the slider
remains green.
Line Out
Enter the value of the gain. Make sure that the display of the slider
remains green.
Microphone (MIC)
Enter the value of the gain for the microphone.
Line Out/Speaker (SPK)
Enter the value of the gain of the line and the loudspeaker.
Recording format
Select a format for audio recording.
G.711: default value.
L16: Select L16 if you want better audio quality with higher sampling rates. This requires
approximately eight times the G.711 bandwidth.
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Relay page
This function allows you to configure the switching behavior of the relay outputs.
You can configure the switching behavior of the relay outputs. For each relay, you can specify
an open switch relay (normally closed contact) or a closed switch relay (normally open
contact).
You can also specify whether an output should operate as a bistable or monostable relay. In
bistable mode, the triggered state of the relay is maintained. In monostable mode, you can set
the time after which the relay returns to the idle state.
You can select different events that automatically activate an output. It is possible, for
example, to turn on a floodlight by triggering a motion alarm and then turning the light off
again when the alarm has stopped.
Idle state
Select Open if you want the relay to operate as an NO contact, or select Closed if the relay is
to operate as an NC contact.
Operating mode
Select an operating mode for the relay.
For example, if you want an alarm-activated lamp to stay on after the alarm ends, select the
Bistable entry. If you wish an alarm-activated siren to sound for ten seconds, select the 10 s
entry.
Relay follows
If required, select a specific event that will trigger the relay. The following events are possible
triggers:
Off: Relay is not triggered by events
Connection: Trigger whenever a connection is made
Video alarm: Trigger by interruption of the video signal at the corresponding input
Motion alarm: Trigger by motion alarm at the corresponding input, as configured on the VCA
page.
Local input: Trigger by the corresponding external alarm input
Remote input: Trigger by remote station's corresponding switching contact (only if a
connection exists)
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Note:
The numbers in the lists of selectable events relate to the corresponding connections on the
device, Video alarm 1, for example to the Video In 1 connection.
Trigger output
Click the relay button to trigger the relay manually (for example, for testing purposes or to
activate a door opener).
The relay button displays the state of each relay.
Red: Relay is activated.
Blue: Relay is not activated.
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Periphery page
28.22.1
COM1
This function allows you to configure the serial interface parameters according to your
requirements.
If the device is working in multicast mode, the first remote location to establish a video
connection to the device is also assigned the transparent data connection. However, after
about 15 seconds of inactivity the data connection is automatically terminated and another
remote location can exchange transparent data with the device.
Serial port function
Select a controllable device from the list. Select Transparent data to transmit transparent data
via the serial port. Select Terminal to operate the device from a terminal.
After selecting a device, the remaining parameters in the window are set automatically and
should not be changed.
Baud rate (bps)
Select the value for the transmission rate.
Stop bits
Select the number of stop bits per character.
Parity check
Select the type of parity check.
Interface mode
Select the protocol for the serial interface.
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VCA page
The device contains an integrated Video Content Analysis (VCA), which can detect and analyze
changes in the signal using image processing algorithms. Such changes are triggered by
motion in the camera's field of view.
If there is not enough computing power, priority is given to live images and recordings. This
can lead to impairment of the VCA system. Observe the processor load and optimize the
settings of the device or the VCA settings, if necessary.
You can configure profiles with different VCA configurations. You can save profiles on your
computer's hard drive and load saved profiles from there. This can be useful if you want to
test a number of different configurations. Save a functioning configuration and test new
settings. You can use the saved configuration to restore the original settings at any time.
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Select a VCA profile and change the settings if necessary.
To rename the VCA profile:
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Alarm status
Displays the current alarm state to check the effects of your settings immediately.
Aggregation time [s]
Set an aggregation time of between 0 and 20 seconds. The aggregation time always starts
when an alarm event occurs. It extends the alarm event by the value set. This prevents alarm
events that occur in quick succession from triggering several alarms and successive events in a
rapid sequence. No further alarm is triggered during the aggregation time.
The post-alarm time set for alarm recordings only starts once the aggregation time has
expired.
Analysis type
Select the required analysis type from the drop-down menu. Different analysis types offer
varying levels of control over alarm rules, object filters and tracking modes.
Refer to the VCA documentation for more information on using these.
Motion detector
See Motion detector (MOTION+ only), page 312.
Motion detection is available for the Motion+ analysis type. For the detector to function, the
following conditions must be met:
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Analysis must be activated.
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At least one sensor field must be activated.
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The individual parameters must be configured to suit the operating environment and the
desired responses.
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The sensitivity must be set to a value greater than zero.
Note:
Reflections of light (from glass surfaces, etc.), lights switching on and off, or changes in the
light level caused by cloud movement on a sunny day can trigger unintended responses from
the motion detector and generate false alarms. Run a series of tests at different times of the
day and night to ensure that the video sensor is operating as intended. For indoor
surveillance, ensure constant lighting of the areas during the day and at night.
Tamper detection
See Tamper detection, page 314
Load...
Click to load a saved profile. The Open dialog box is displayed. Select the filename of the
profile you want to load, and then click OK.
Save...
Click to save the profile settings to another file. The Save dialog box is displayed. Type the
filename, select the folder where to save the file, and then click OK.
Default
Click to return all settings to their default values.
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Motion detector (MOTION+ only)
Motion detector
For the detector to function, the following conditions must be met:
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Analysis must be activated.
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At least one sensor field must be activated.
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The individual parameters must be configured to suit the operating environment and the
desired responses.
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The sensitivity must be set to a value greater than zero.
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Reflections of light (off glass surfaces, etc.), switching lights on or off or changes in the light
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level caused by cloud movement on a sunny day can trigger unintended responses from the
motion detector and generate false alarms. Run a series of tests at different times of the day
and night to ensure that the video sensor is operating as intended.
For indoor surveillance, ensure constant lighting of the areas during the day and at night.
Debounce time 1 s
The debounce time prevents very brief alarm events from triggering individual alarms. If the
Debounce time 1 s option is activated, an alarm event must last at least 1 second to trigger an
alarm.
Selecting the area
Select the areas of the image to be monitored by the motion detector. The video image is
subdivided into square sensor fields. Activate or deactivate each of these fields individually. To
exclude particular regions of the camera's field of view from monitoring due to continuous
movement (by a tree in the wind, for example), the relevant fields can be deactivated.
1.
Click Mask... to configure the sensor fields. A new window opens.
2.
If necessary, click Clear All first to clear the current selection (fields marked red).
3.
Left-click the fields to be activated. Activated fields are marked red.
4.
If necessary, click Select All to select the entire video- frame for monitoring.
5.
Right-click any fields to deactivate.
6.
Click OK to save the configuration.
7.
Click the close button (X) in the window title bar to close the window without saving the
changes.
Sensitivity
Sensitivity is available for the Motion+ analysis type. The basic sensitivity of the motion
detector can be adjusted for the environmental conditions to which the camera is subject. The
sensor reacts to variations in the brightness of the video image. The darker the observation
area, the higher the value that must be selected.
Minimum object size
Specify the number of sensor fields that a moving object must cover to generate an alarm.
This setting prevents objects that are too small from triggering an alarm. A minimum value of 4
is recommended. This value corresponds to four sensor fields.
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Select Area dialog box
This dialog box displays the camera image. Within this window you can activate the areas of
the image to be monitored.
To activate an area:
In the camera image, drag over the area you want to activate. Activated areas are marked
yellow.
To deactivate an area:
In the camera image, press the SHIFT key and click the area you want to deactivate.
To obtain commands in the window:
To see the commands for activating or deactivating the areas, right-click anywhere in the
window. The following commands are available:
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Undo
Undoes the last command.
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Set All
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Activates the entire camera image.
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Clear All
Deactivates the entire camera image.
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Tool
Defines the shape of the mouse pointer.
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Settings
Displays the Editor Settings dialog box. In this dialog box you can change the sensitivity
and the minimum object size.
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Tamper detection
You can detect tampering of cameras and video cables by means of various options. Run a
series of tests at different times of the day and night to ensure that the video sensor is
operating as intended.
The options for tamper detection can only be set for fixed cameras. Dome cameras or other
motorized cameras cannot be protected in this manner as the movement of the camera itself
causes changes in the video image that are too great.
Scene too bright
Activate this function if tampering associated with exposure to extreme light (for instance,
shining a flashlight directly on the objective) should trigger an alarm. The average brightness
of the scene provides a basis for recognition.
Global change (slider)
Set how large the global change in the video image must be for an alarm to be triggered. This
setting is independent of the sensor fields selected under Mask.... Set a high value if fewer
sensor fields need to change to trigger an alarm. With a low value, it is necessary for changes
to occur simultaneously in a large number of sensor fields to trigger an alarm. This option
allows detection, independently of motion alarms, manipulation of the orientation or location
of a camera resulting from turning the camera mount bracket, for example.
Scene too dark
Activate this function if tampering associated with covering the objective (for instance, by
spraying paint on it) should trigger an alarm. The average brightness of the scene provides a
basis for recognition.
Scene too noisy
Activate this function if tampering associated with EMC interference (noisy scene as the result
of a strong interference signal in the vicinity of the video lines) should trigger an alarm.
Reference check
Save a reference image that can be continuously compared with the current video image. If
the current video image in the marked areas differs from the reference image, an alarm is
triggered. This detects tampering that would otherwise not be detected, for example, if the
camera is turned.
1.
Click Reference to save the currently visible video image as a reference.
2.
Click Mask... and select the areas in the reference image that are to be monitored.
3.
Check the box Reference check to activate the on-going check. The stored reference
image is displayed in black and white below the current video image, and the selected
areas are marked in yellow.
4.
Select the Disappearing edges or Appearing edges option to specify the reference check
once again.
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Trigger delay [s]
Set delayed alarm triggering here. The alarm is only triggered after a set time interval in
seconds has elapsed and then only if the triggering condition still exists. If the original
condition has been restored before this time interval elapses, the alarm is not triggered. This
avoids false alarms triggered by short-term changes, for example, cleaning activities in the
direct field of vision of the camera.
Sensitivity
The basic sensitivity of the tamper detection can be adjusted for the environmental conditions
to which the camera is subject. The algorithm reacts to the differences between the reference
image and the current video image. The darker the observation area, the higher the value that
must be selected.
Appearing edges
Select this option if the selected area of the reference image includes a largely homogenous
surface. If structures appear in this area, then an alarm is triggered.
Disappearing edges
The area selected in the reference image should contain a prominent structure. If this
structure is concealed or moved, the reference check triggers an alarm. If the selected area is
too homogenous, so that concealing and moving the structure would not trigger an alarm, then
an alarm is triggered immediately to indicate the inadequate reference image.
See also
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Network Access page
The settings on this page are used to integrate the device into an existing network.
DHCP
If the network has a DHCP server for the dynamic assignment of IP addresses, select On or On
plus Link-Local to automatically accept the DHCP-assigned IP address.
If no DHCP server is available select On plus Link-Local to automatically assign a Link-Local
(Auto-IP) address.
For certain applications, the DHCP server must support the fixed assignment between IP
address and MAC address, and must be appropriately set up so that, once an IP address is
assigned, it is retained each time the system is rebooted.
Subnet mask
Enter the appropriate subnet mask for the set IP address.
Gateway address
For the device to establish a connection to a remote location in a different subnet, enter the IP
address of the gateway here. Otherwise, this field can remain empty (0.0.0.0).
Prefix length
Enter the appropriate prefix length for the set IP address.
DNS server address
The device is easier to access if it is listed on a DNS server. For example, to establish an
Internet connection to the camera, it is sufficient to enter the name given to the device on the
DNS server as a URL in the browser. Enter the DNS server's IP address. Servers are supported
for secure and dynamic DNS.
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Video transmission
If the device is used behind a firewall, TCP (Port 80) should be selected as the transmission
protocol. For use in a local network, choose UDP.
Multicast operation is only possible with the UDP protocol. The TCP protocol does not
support multicast connections.
TCP rate control
Activate this option If you want to allow Adaptive Bit Rate encoding.
HTTP browser port
Select a different HTTP browser port from the list if required. The default HTTP port is 80. To
limit connection to HTTPS, deactivate the HTTP port. To do this, activate the Off option.
HTTPS browser port
To limit browser access to encrypted connections, choose an HTTPS port from the list. The
standard HTTPS port is 443. Select the Off option to deactivate HTTPS ports and limit
connections to unencrypted ports.
The camera uses the TLS 1.0 protocol. Ensure that the browser has been configured to
support this protocol. Also ensure that Java application support is activated (in the Java Plugin Control Panel of the Windows Control Panel).
To limit connections to SSL encryption, set the Off option in the HTTP browser port, the RCP+
port, and Telnet support. This deactivates all unencrypted connections allowing connections
on the HTTPS port only.
Configure and activate encryption for media data (video, audio, metadata) on the Encryption
page.
HSTS
Select On to use the web security policy HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to provide
secure connections.
RCP+ port 1756
Activating RCP+ port 1756 allows unencrypted connections on this port. To allow only
encrypted connections, set the Off option to deactivate the port.
Telnet support
Activating Telnet support allows unencrypted connections on this port. To allow only
encrypted connections, set the Off option to deactivate telnet support, making telnet
connections impossible.
Interface mode ETH 1 - Interface mode ETH 2 - Interface mode ETH 3
If necessary, select the Ethernet link type for interface ETH. Depending on the device
connected, it may be necessary to select a special operation type.
Network MSS [Byte]
Set the maximum segment size for the IP packet's user data here. This gives the option to
adjust the size of the data packets to the network environment and to optimize data
transmission. In UDP mode, comply with the MTU value set below.
iSCSI MSS [Byte]
Enter the Maximum Segment Size (MSS) for a connection to the iSCSI system.
The maximum segment size for a connection to the iSCSI system can be higher than for the
other data traffic via the network. The size depends on the network structure. A higher value is
only useful if the iSCSI system is located in the same subnet as the device.
MAC address
Displays the MAC address.
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JPEG posting
This function allows you to save individual JPEG images on an FTP server at specific intervals.
Then, retrieve these images at a later date to reconstruct alarm events, if required.
Image size
Select the resolution for the JPEG images.
File name
Select how file names are created for the individual images that are transmitted.
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Overwrite
The same file name is always used. An existing file is overwritten by the current file.
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Increment
A number from 000 to 255 is added to the file name and automatically incremented by 1.
When the number reaches 255, the number starts again from 000.
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Date/time suffix
The date and time are automatically added to the file name. Ensure that the date and
time of the device are always set correctly. For example, the file snap011008_114530.jpg
was stored on October 1, 2008 at 11.45 and 30 seconds.
Posting interval (s; 0 = Off)
Enter the interval in seconds at which the images is sent to an FTP server. Enter zero for no
images to be sent.
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FTP server
FTP server IP address
Type the IP address of the FTP server on which to save the JPEG images.
FTP server login
Type your login name for the FTP server.
FTP server password
Type the password for the FTP server.
Path on FTP server
Type the exact path where to save the images on the FTP server.
Post JPEG from camera
Select the check box to activate the camera input for the JPEG image. The numbering follows
the labeling of the video inputs on the device.
Max. bit rate
You can limit the bit rate for FTP posting.
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DynDNS
28.25.1
Enable DynDNS
A dynamic Domain Name Service (DNS) allows you to select the unit via the Internet using a
host name, without having to know the current IP address of the unit. You can enable this
service here. To do this, you must have an account with one of the dynamic DNS providers and
you must register the required host name for the unit on that site.
Note:
For information about the service, registration process and available host names refer to the
provider.
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Provider
Select your dynamic DNS Provider from the drop-down list.
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Host name
Enter the host name registered for the unit.
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User name
Enter the user name you registered.
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Password
Enter the password you registered.
28.25.6
Force registration now
Force the registration by transferring the IP address to the DynDNS server. Entries that change
frequently are not provided in the Domain Name System. It is a good idea to force the
registration when setting up the device for the first time. Only use this function when
necessary and no more than once a day, to avoid the possibility of being blocked by the
service provider. To transfer the IP address of the device, click the Register button.
28.25.7
Status
The status of the DynDNS function is displayed here for information purposes; these settings
cannot be changed.
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Network Management
28.26.1
SNMP
The camera supports the SNMP V1 (Simple Network Management Protocol) for managing and
monitoring network components, and can send SNMP messages (traps) to IP addresses. It
supports SNMP MIB II in the unified code.
If On is selected for the SNMP parameter and a SNMP host address is not entered, the device
does not send the traps automatically and will only reply to SNMP requests. If one or two
SNMP host addresses are entered, SNMP traps are sent automatically. Select Off to
deactivate the SNMP function.
SNMP host addresses
To send SNMP traps automatically, enter the IP address of one or two target devices here.
SNMP traps
To choose which traps are sent:
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1.
Click Select. A dialog box appears.
2.
Click the check boxes of the appropriate traps.
3.
Click Set to close the window and send all of the checked traps.
UPnP
Select On to activate UPnP communication. Select Off to deactivate it.
When the Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP) function is activated, the unit responds to requests
from the network and is automatically registered on the requesting computers as a new
network device. This function should not be used in large installations due to the large number
of registration notifications.
Note:
To use the UPnP function on a Windows computer, both the Universal Plug-and-Play Device
Host and the SSDP Discovery Service must be activated.
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Quality of Service
The priority of the different data channels can be set by defining the DiffServ Code Point
(DSCP). Enter a number between 0 and 252 as a multiple of four. For alarm video you can set
a higher priority than for regular video and you can define a Post Alarm Time over which this
priority is maintained.
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Advanced page
28.27.1
SNMP
The device supports the SNMP V2 (Simple Network Management Protocol) for managing and
monitoring network components, and can send SNMP messages (traps) to IP addresses. The
device supports SNMP MIB II in the unified code.
SNMP
Select On to activate the SNMP function.
1. SNMP host address / 2. SNMP host address
Type the IP addresses of one or two target units. The device (for example encoder, camera)
sends SNMP traps automatically to the target units.
If you do not enter IP addresses, the device only replies to SNMP requests and does not send
SNMP traps to the target units.
SNMP traps
Allows you to select which traps the device sends to the target units. To do this, click Select.
The SNMP traps dialog box is displayed.
SNMP traps dialog box
Select the check boxes of the appropriate traps, and then click OK.
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802.1x
IEEE 802.1x allows you to communicate with the device if a RADIUS server is used in a
network.
Authentication
Select On to activate 802.1x.
Identity
Type the user name that the RADIUS server uses for identifying the device.
Password
Type the password that the RADIUS server uses for identifying the device.
28.27.3
RTSP
RTSP port
If necessary, select a different port for the exchange of the RTSP data. The default port is 554.
Off disables the RTSP function.
28.27.4
UPnP
You can activate the universal plug and play function (UPnP). When activated the camera
reacts on requests from the network and will be registered automatically as a new network
device on the inquiring computers. The access to the camera is then possible using the
Windows file explorer, and without knowledge of the camera’s IP address.
Note:
In order to use the UPnP function on a computer with Windows XP or Windows Vista, the
Universal Plug and Play Device Host and the SSDP Discovery services must be activated.
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TCP metadata input
This feature allows a device to receive data from an external TCP sender, for example an ATM
or POS device, and store it as metadata.
TCP port
Select the port for TCP communication. Select Off to deactivate the TCP metadata function.
Sender IP address
Type the IP address of the TCP metadata sender here.
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In addition to a 1:1 connection between an encoder and a single receiver (unicast), the device
enables multiple receivers to receive the video signal from an encoder simultaneously.
The device either duplicates the data stream itself and then distributes it to multiple receivers
(Multi-unicast) or it sends a single data stream to the network, where the data stream is
simultaneously distributed to multiple receivers in a defined group (Multicast). You can enter a
dedicated multicast address and port for each stream.
The prerequisite for multicast operation is a multicast-capable network that uses the UDP and
IGMP protocols. Other group management protocols are not supported. The TCP protocol
does not support multicast connections.
A special IP address (class D address) must be configured for multicast operation in a
multicast-enabled network. The network must support group IP addresses and the Internet
Group Management Protocol (IGMP V2). The address range is from 225.0.0.0 to
239.255.255.255. The multicast address can be the same for multiple streams. However, it is
then necessary to use a different port in each case so that multiple data streams are not sent
simultaneously using the same port and the same multicast address.
Note: The settings must be done for each encoder (video input) and for each stream
individually. The numbering follows the labeling of the video inputs on the device.
Enable
To enable simultaneous data reception on several receivers you need to activate the multicast
function. To do this, select the check box. Then enter the multicast address.
Multicast Address
Enter a valid multicast address for each stream from the relevant encoder (video input) to be
operated in multicast mode (duplication of the data streams in the network).
With the setting 0.0.0.0 the encoder for the relevant stream operates in multi-unicast mode
(copying of data streams in the device). The device supports multi-unicast connections for up
to five simultaneously connected receivers.
Note: Duplication of data places a heavy demand on the device and can lead to impairment of
the image quality under certain circumstances.
Port
Assign a different port to each data stream if there are simultaneous data streams at the same
multicast address.
Enter the port address of the required stream here.
Streaming
Select the check box to activate multicast streaming mode for the relevant stream. The device
even streams multicast data if no connection is active.
For normal multicast operation, streaming is typically not required.
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Packet TTL (only for Dinion IP, Gen4 and FlexiDome)
Enter a value to specify how long the multicast data packets are active on the network. If
multicast is to be run via a router, the value must be greater than 1.
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Accounts
Four separate accounts can be defined for posting and recording export.
Type
Select either FTP or Dropbox for the account type.
Before using a Dropbox account ensure that the time settings of the device have been
correctly synchronized.
Account name
Enter an account name to be shown as the target name.
FTP server IP address
For an FTP server, enter the IP address.
FTP server login
Enter your login name for the account server.
FTP server password
Enter the password that gives access to the account server. Click Check to confirm that it is
correct.
Path on FTP server
Enter an exact path to post the images on the account server. Click Browse... to browse to the
required path.
Maximum bit rate
Enter the maximum bit rate in kbps that will be allowed when communicating with the
account.
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IP v4 Filter
To restrict the range of IP addresses within which you can actively connect to the device, fill-in
an IP address and mask. Two ranges can be defined.
4
Click Set and confirm to restrict access.
If either of these ranges are set, no IP V6 addresses are allowed to actively connect to the
device.
The device itself may initiate a connection (for example, to send an alarm) outside the defined
ranges if it is configured to do so.
28.31
Licenses page
You can enter the activation key to release additional functions or software modules.
Notice!
The activation key cannot be deactivated again and is not transferable to other units.
28.32
Certificates page
How to get here: Configuration window > expand System > click Certificates
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This page displays all available and used certificates. You can also create and upload new
certificates and delete certificates that are no longer needed.
Usage list
Displays all applications and their certificates that are used in the system. Trusted certificates
are .displayed separately.
Usage column
Displays the application were certificates are needed.
Certificates/Trusted certificates column
From the list, select the certificate that belongs to the application in the Usage column.
Set
Click to save your actions.
File list
Displays all certificates that are available in the system.
Name column
Displays the file name of the certificate.
Type column
Displays the type of the certificate.
Key column
Displays that a key is available for the certificate.
Common name column
Displays the common name you must enter in case of generating a signing request to create a
new certificate.
icon (Delete)
Click to delete the selected certificate.
icon (Download)
Click to download the certificate file.
Add
Click to upload existing certificates or to generate a signing request to obtain new certificates.
28.33
Maintenance page
Update server
The address of the firmware update server appears in the address box.
28.34
Decoder page
28.34.1
Decoder profile
Allows you to set the various options for the display of video images on an analog monitor or
VGA monitor.
Monitor name
Type the name of the monitor. The monitor name facilitates the identification of the remote
monitor location. Use a name that makes it as easy as possible to identify the location.
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Standard
Select the video output signal of the monitor you are using. Eight pre-configured settings for
the VGA monitors are available in addition to the PAL and NTSC options for analog video
monitors.
Caution!
Selecting a VGA setting with values outside the technical specification of the monitor can
result in severe damage to the monitor. Refer to the technical documentation of the monitor
you are using.
Window layout
Select the default image layout for the monitor.
VGA screen size
Type the aspect ratio of the screen (for example 4 x 3) or the physical size of the screen in
millimeters. The device uses this information to accurately scale the video image for
distortion-free display.
28.34.2
Monitor display
The device recognizes transmission interruptions and displays a warning on the monitor.
Display transmission disturbance
Select On to display a warning in case of transmission interruption.
Disturbance sensitivity
Move the slider to adjust the level of the interruption that triggers the warning.
Disturbance notification text
Type the text of the warning the monitor displays when connection is lost. The maximum text
length is 31 characters.
Delete decoder logo
Click to delete the logo that has been configured on the Web page of the decoder.
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ONVIF page
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
or
Main window >
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
>
See also
29.1
–
Video Streaming Gateway device page , page 282
–
Live Only page, page 286
ONVIF Encoder page
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Encoder tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Encoder tab
Displays information on a live only ONVIF encoder added to your Bosch VMS.
Name
Displays the name of the ONVIF device. You can rename it in the Device Tree directly.
Network Address
Displays the IP address of the device.
Manufacturer
Displays the manufacturer name.
Model
Displays the model name.
Video Inputs
Enter the number of cameras connected to this encoder.
Audio Inputs
Enter the number of audio inputs connected to this encoder.
Alarm Inputs
Enter the number of alarm inputs connected to this encoder.
Relays
Enter the number of relays connected to this encoder.
See also
–
ONVIF Encoder Events page, page 325
–
Adding a live only encoder, page 169
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Configuring ONVIF events, page 152
ONVIF Encoder Events page
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab
You can map ONVIF events to Bosch VMS events. This ensures that you later can configure
ONVIF events as Bosch VMS alarms.
Mapping Table
You can create or edit a Mapping Table.
Click
to display the Add Mapping Table dialog box.
Click
to display the Rename Mapping Table dialog box.
Click
Click
to remove the Mapping Table with all rows.
or
to import or export an ONVIF Mapping Table.
Events and Alarms
Select a Bosch VMS event for mapping with an ONVIF event.
The following
events are available:
–
Onvif Generic Data 01
–
Onvif Generic Data 02
–
Onvif Generic Data 03
The following
events are available:
–
Motion Detection - Motion Detected
–
Motion Detection - Motion Stopped
–
Reference Image Check - Deadjusted
–
Reference Image Check - Adjusted
–
Video Loss - Video Signal Lost
–
Video Loss - Video Signal OK
–
Video Loss - Video Signal State Unknown
–
Video Signal Too Bright - Video Signal OK
–
Video Signal Too Bright - Video Signal Not OK
–
Video Signal Too Dark - Video Signal OK
–
Video Signal Too Dark - Video Signal Not OK
–
Video Signal Too Noisy - Video Signal OK Video Signal Not OK
–
Relay State - Relay Opened
–
Relay State - Relay Closed
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Relay State - Relay Error
–
Input State - Input Opened
–
Input State - Input Closed
–
Input State - Input Error
Add row
Click to add a row to the Mapping Table.
When multiple rows are available, an event occurs if one row is true.
Remove row
Click to remove the selected row from the Mapping Table.
ONVIF Topic
Type in or select a string, for example:
tns1:VideoAnalytics/tnsaxis:MotionDetection
ONVIF Data Name
Type in or select a string.
ONVIF Data Type
Type in or select a string.
ONVIF Data Value
Type in or select a string or number.
See also
29.2.1
–
ONVIF events, page 61
–
Configuring ONVIF events, page 152
Add / Rename ONVIF Mapping Table dialog box
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab >
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
or
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab >
or
Allows you to add a Mapping Table. If this Mapping Table shall serve as a template for future
ONVIF encoders of the same manufacturer and model, select the correct entries.
Mapping Table name
Type in name for easy identification.
Manufacturer
Select an entry if required.
Model
Select an entry if required.
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Import Mapping Table dialog box
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab >
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Encoder Events tab >
You can import an ONVIF Mapping Table available as a file (OMF file).
Released ONVIF Mapping files are stored in the following directory of Configuration Client:
–
%programdata%\Bosch\VMS\ONVIF
If the same Mapping Table name is already imported, an error message is displayed.
If a newer version of this file is imported, a warning is displayed. Click OK if you want to
import this file. Otherwise click Cancel.
Manufacturer
Displays the manufacturer name this Mapping Table is valid for.
Model
Displays the model name this Mapping Table is valid for.
Description
Displays further information for example on tested camera models.
Mapping Table name
Displays the name of the Mapping Table. Change this name if it is already in use in Bosch VMS.
You can select one of the following options to decide to which ONVIF encoders you want to
apply the Mapping Table.
Apply only to selected ONVIF encoder
Apply to all ONVIF encoders of the listed models
Apply to all ONVIF encoders of the manufacturer
Existing ONVIF event mapping is continued. You cannot import OMT files from earlier
Bosch VMS versions.
See also
–
29.3
Importing an ONVIF Mapping Table file, page 153
ONVIF Configuration page
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Configuration tab
You can select multiple ONVIF encoders and change settings on the Video Encoder Profile
page. The changed settings are valid for all selected devices.
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This page is only available for ONVIF encoders.
Notice!
Limitations of ONVIF configuration
Settings which you perform on these pages, are possibly not executed correctly because they
are not supported by your camera. Supported ONVIF cameras were tested only with default
settings.
29.3.1
Unit Access
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Main Settings tab > Unit Access tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Main
Settings tab > Unit Access tab
Manufacturer
Displays the manufacturer name of the selected encoder.
Model
Displays the model name of the selected encoder.
Note: If you want to export any event mappings into a ONVIF Mapping file select this model
name as file name.
Hardware ID
Displays the hardware ID of the selected encoder.
Firmware version
Displays the firmware version of the selected encoder.
Note: Please ensure with the Bosch VMS compatibility list whether the firmware version is
correct.
Serial number
Displays the serial number of the selected encoder.
MAC address
Displays the MAC address of the selected encoder.
ONVIF version
Displays the ONVIF version of the selected encoder.
For Bosch VMS, the ONVIF version 2.0 is required.
29.3.2
Date / Time
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Main Settings tab > Date/Time tab
or
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Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Main
Settings tab > Date/Time tab
Time zone
Select the time zone in which the system is located.
If there are multiple devices operating in your system or network, it is important to
synchronize their internal clocks. For example, it is only possible to identify and correctly
evaluate simultaneous recordings when all devices are operating on the same time.
1.
Enter the current date. Since the device time is controlled by the internal clock, it is not
necessary to enter the day of the week – it is added automatically.
2.
Enter the current time or click Sync to PC to apply the system time from your computer
to the device.
Note:
It is important that the date/time is correct for recording. An incorrect date/time setting could
prevent correct recording.
29.3.3
User Management
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Main Settings tab > User Management tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Main
Settings tab > User Management tab
These user settings are used for 3rd party applications such as direct Web Client access to
encoders.
Following user roles for the access of 3rd party applications are supported:
–
Anonymous: This role has unlimited access only to those devices where no users from
other roles (User, Operator, Administrator) are registered. On the devices with at least
one above mentioned user, the anonymous user has the right only to view time settings.
–
Administrator (not supported by Configuration Client): This role has access to all
application sections and features, the rights to reboot the device, reset settings and
update firmware as well as create other users with different access rights.
The first user created on the device must be Administrator.
For differences in Operator's and User's default access rights of the Operator role and the
User role, see the following table.
ONVIF Configuration Section or Feature
Operator
User
Identification
VIEW
HIDDEN
Time Settings
VIEW
VIEW
Network Settings
VIEW
VIEW
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HIDDEN
HIDDEN
Relays Settings
CHANGE
VIEW
Live Video (including rtsp-link)
CHANGE
CHANGE
Video Streaming
CHANGE
VIEW
Profiles
CHANGE
VIEW
CHANGE - Change current and create new settings.
VIEW - Settings are not hidden, but it is not permitted to change and create them.
HIDDEN - Certain settings or even the whole sections are hidden.
Users
Lists the available users of the device.
Password
Type in a valid password.
Confirm password
Confirm the typed in password.
Role
Select the desired role for the selected user. Access rights are adapted accordingly.
29.3.4
Video Encoder Profile page
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Camera tab > Video Encoder Profile tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Configuration tab >
Camera tab > Video Encoder Profile tab
Profiles are rather complex and include a number of parameters that interact with one
another, so it is generally best to use the pre-defined profiles. Only change a profile if
completely familiar with all the configuration options.
Profiles
Click the desired name.
Notice!
The profiles configured here can be selected in Configuration Client.
In the main window, click
Cameras and Recording and click
or
.
The default setting ´<Automatic>´ can be changed to one of the listed and configured profiles
Note: Take care when using actively more than 1 profile of a single device that certain
performance restrictions apply and possibly the camera automatically restricts the quality of a
stream in overload situations.
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Name
You can enter a new name for the profile here. The name is then displayed in the list of
available profiles in the Active profile field.
Encoding
Select the desired codec.
–
H.264 MP: This setting represents the H.264 Main Profile and offers the maximum
configuration options for the H.264 code algorithm. This setting also enables the best
image quality and the lowest band width.
–
H.264 BP+: This profile setting represents the H.264 Baseline Profile plus, a function from
the Main Profile toolset that supports interlace video.
Resolution
Select the desired resolution for the video image.
Quality
This parameter allows you to reduce the load on the channel by means of reducing the picture
definition. The parameter is set with the help of the slider bar: The left most position
corresponds to the highest picture definition, the right most - to the lowest load on the video
channel.
Frame rate limit
Frame rate (frame per second) denotes how many frames per second are captured by the
video camera connected to the device. This parameter is shown just for information.
If an encoding interval is provided the resulting encoded frame rate is reduced by the given
factor.
Bit rate limit
The less the bit rate is, the less the final video file size. But when the bit rate is considerably
reduced, the program will have to use stronger compression algorithms, which also reduces
video quality.
Select the maximum output bit rate in kbps. This maximum data rate is not exceeded under
any circumstances. Depending on the video quality settings for the I- and P-frames, this fact
can result in individual images being skipped.
The value entered here should be at least 10% greater than the typical target data bit rate.
Encoding interval
Encoding interval (number of frames) denotes at which rate the frames coming from the
camera are encoded. For example, when encoding the interval comprises 25, it means that 1
frame from 25 captured per second is encoded and transmitted to the user. The maximum
value reduces the load on the channel but may cause skipping information from the frames
that were not encoded. Reducing the encoding interval increases the frequency of picture
update as well as the load on the channel.
GOP length
GOP length is possible to edit only in case the encoder is Н.264. This parameter denotes the
length of the picture group between the two key frames. The higher this value is, the less the
load to the network is, but the video quality is affected.
An entry of 1 indicates that I-frames are continuously generated. An entry of 2 indicates that
every second image is an I-frame, and 3 only every third frame, and so on. The frames in
between are encoded as P-frames or B-frames.
Session timeout
The RTSP session timeout for the related video stream.
The session timeout is provided as a hint for keeping RTSP session by a device.
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Multicast - IP address
Enter a valid multicast address to be operated in multicast mode (duplication of the data
stream in the network).
With a 0.0.0.0 setting, the encoder for the stream operates in multi-unicast mode (copying of
data stream in device). The camera supports multi-unicast connections for up to five
simultaneously connected receivers.
Duplication of data places a heavy demand on the CPU and can lead to impairment of the
image quality under certain circumstances.
Multicast - Port
Select the RTP multicast destination port. A device may support RTCP. In this case the port
value shall be even to allow the corresponding RTCP stream to be mapped to the next higher
(odd) destination port number as defined in the RTSP specification.
Multicast - TTL
A value can be entered to specify how long the multicast data packets are active on the
network. If multicast is to be run via a router, the value must be greater than 1.
Notice!
Multicast operation is only possible with the UDP protocol. The TCP protocol does not
support multicast connections.
If the device is operated behind a Firewall, select TCP (HTTP port) as the transfer protocol.
For use in a local network, select UDP.
29.3.5
Audio Encoder Profile
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Camera tab > Audio Encoder Profile tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>ONVIF Configuration tab >
Camera tab > Audio Encoder Profile tab
Profiles are rather complex and include a number of parameters that interact with one
another, so it is generally best to use the pre-defined profiles. Only change a profile if
completely familiar with all the configuration options.
Encoding
Select the desired encoding for the audio source if available:
–
G.711 [ITU-T G.711]
–
G.726 [ITU-T G.726]
–
AAC [ISO 14493-3]
Note: AAC is not supported by Bosch VMS. Please select another codec.
Bit rate
Select the desired bit rate, for example 64 kbps, for transmitting the audio signal.
Sample rate
Enter the output sample rate in kHz, for example 8 kbps.
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Session timeout
The RTSP session timeout for the related audio stream.
The session timeout is provided as a hint for keeping RTSP session by a device.
29.3.6
Imaging General
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Camera tab > Imaging General tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>ONVIF Configuration tab >
Camera tab > Imaging General tab
Brightness
Adjust the image brightness to your working environment.
Color saturation
Adjust the color saturation in the image to make the reproduction of colors on your monitor as
realistic as possible.
Contrast
You can adapt the contrast of the video image to your working environment.
Sharpness
Adjust the sharpness in the image.
A low value makes the picture less sharp. Increasing sharpness brings out more detail. Extra
sharpness can enhance the details of license plates, facial features and the edges of certain
surfaces but can increase bandwidth requirements.
IR cut-off filter
Select the state of the IR cut-off filter.
The AUTO state lets the exposure algorithm handle when the IR cut-off filter is switched.
29.3.7
Backlight Compensation
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Main Settings tab > Backlight compensation tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>ONVIF Configuration tab > Main
Settings tab > Backlight compensation tab
Depending on the device model you can configure here parameters for the backlight
compensation.
Mode
Select Off to switch off backlight compensation.
Select On to capture details in high-contrast and extremely bright-dark conditions.
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Level
Enter or select the desired value.
29.3.8
Exposure
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Main Settings tab > Exposure tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>ONVIF Configuration tab > Main
Settings tab > Exposure tab
Depending on the device model you can configure here parameters for the exposure.
Mode
Select Auto to enable the exposure algorithm on the device. The values in the following fields
are used by the algorithm:
–
Priority
–
Window
–
Min. exposure time
–
Max. exposure time
–
Min. gain
–
Max. gain
–
Min. iris
Select Manual to disable the exposure algorithm on the device. The values in the following
fields are used by the algorithm:
–
Exposure time
–
Gain
–
Iris
Priority
Configure the exposure priority mode (low noise/frame rate).
Window
Define a rectangular exposure mask.
Min. exposure time
Configure the minimum exposure time period [μs].
Max. exposure time
Configure the maximum exposure time period [μs].
Min. gain
Configure the minimum sensor gain range [dB].
Max. gain
Configure the maximum sensor gain range [dB].
Min. iris
Configure the minimum attenuation of input light affected by the iris [dB]. 0dB maps to a fully
opened iris.
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Max. iris
Configure the maximum attenuation of input light affected by the iris [dB]. 0dB maps to a fully
opened iris.
Exposure time
Configure the fixed exposure time [μs].
Gain
Configure the fixed gain [dB].
Iris
Configure the fixed attenuation of input light affected by the iris [dB]. 0dB maps to a fully
opened iris.
29.3.9
Focus
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Main Settings tab > Focus tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>ONVIF Configuration tab > Main
Settings tab > Focus tab
Depending on the device model you can configure here parameters for the focus.
This page allows for moving the lens in an absolute, a relative or in a continuous way. Focus
adjustments through this operation turn off the autofocus. A device with support for remote
focus control usually supports control through this move operation. The focus position is
represented with a certain numeric value. The state of the focus can be one of the following:
MOVING
OK
UNKNOWN
Additionally error information can be displayed, for example a positioning error indicated by
the hardware.
Mode
Select Auto to enable the lens to automatically focus at any time according to the objects in
the scene. The values in the following fields are used by the algorithm:
–
Near limit
–
Far limit
Select Manual to adjust the focus manually. The values in the following fields are used by the
algorithm:
–
Default speed
Default speed
Configure the default speed for focus move operation (when the speed parameter not is
present).
Far limit
Configure the near limit for focus lens [m].
Far limit
Configure the far limit for focus lens [m].
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Wide Dynamic Range
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Main Settings tab > Wide Dynamic Range tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>ONVIF Configuration tab > Main
Settings tab > Wide Dynamic Range tab
Depending on the device model you can configure here parameters for the wide dynamic
range.
Mode
Enter or select the desired value.
Level
Enter or select the desired value.
29.3.11
White balance
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Main Settings tab > White Balance tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>ONVIF Configuration tab > Main
Settings tab > White Balance tab
Depending on the device model you can configure here parameters for the white balance.
Mode
Auto mode allows the camera to continually adjust for optimal color reproduction using an
average reflectance method or in an environment with natural light sources.
In Manual mode the Red, Green, and Blue gain can be manually set to a desired position
It is only necessary to change the white point offset for special scene conditions:
–
indoor light sources and for colored LED light illumination
–
sodium vapor light sources (street lighting)
–
for any dominant color in the image for example, the green of a football pitch or of a
gaming table
R-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the Red gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing Red, increases Cyan).
B-gain
In Manual white balance mode, adjust the Blue gain slider to offset the factory white point
alignment (reducing Blue, increases Yellow).
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Network Access
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Network tab > Network Access tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
>ONVIF Configuration tab >
Network tab > Network Access tab
Here you can configure various network settings.
Ethernet IPv4
DHCP
If a DHCP server is employed in the network for the dynamic assignment of IP addresses, you
can activate acceptance of IP addresses automatically assigned to the encoder.
Bosch VMS uses the IP address for the unique assignment of the encoder. The DHCP server
must support the fixed assignment between IP address and MAC address, and must be
appropriately set up so that, once an IP address is assigned, it is retained each time the
computer is restarted.
Subnet mask
Type in the appropriate subnet mask for the set IP address.
If DHCP server is enabled, the subnet mask is automatically assigned.
Default gateway
If you want the module to establish a connection to a remote location in a different subnet,
type in the IP address of the gateway here. Otherwise leave the field empty (0.0.0.0).
Ethernet IPv6
DHCP
Enter or select the desired value.
IP address
Displays the IPv6 address of the device, provided by the DHCP server.
Prefix length
Displays the prefix length of the device, provided by the DHCP server.
Default gateway
Displays the default gateway of the device, provided by the DHCP server.
Host name
Enter or select the desired value.
DNS
Using a DNS server, the device can resolve an address indicated as a name. Enter the IP
address of the DNS server here.
NTP servers
Type in the IP address of the desired time server or let the DHCP server do this for you.
The encoder can receive the time signal from a time server using various time server
protocols, and then use it to set the internal clock. The module polls the time signal
automatically once every minute. Enter the IP address of a time server here. This supports a
high level of accuracy and is required for special applications.
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HTTP ports
Select a different HTTP browser port if required. The default HTTP port is 80. If you want to
allow only secure connections via HTTPS, you must deactivate the HTTP port.
Note: Not supported by Bosch VMS.
HTTPS ports
Note: Not supported by Bosch VMS.
If you want to grant access on the network via a secure connection, select an HTTPS port if
necessary. The default HTTPS port is 443. Select the Off option to deactivate HTTPS ports;
only unsecured connections will now be possible.
Default gateway
Enter or select the desired value.
RTSP ports
If necessary, select a different port for the exchange of the RTSP data. The standard RTSP
port is 554. Select Off to deactivate the RTSP function.
Zero configuration address
Enable or disable the zero configuration discovery of the selected camera.
Zero configuration is an alternative method to DHCP and DNS for assigning IP addresses to
cameras. It automatically creates a usable IP network address without configuration or special
servers.
Note: In the ONVIF standard only the service discovery of zero configuration is used.
Alternatively without zero configuration the network must provide services, such as DHCP or
DNS.
Otherwise configure the network settings of each IP camera manually.
ONVIF discovery mode
If enabled, the camera can be scanned in the network. This includes its capabilities.
If disabled, the camera does not send any discovery messages to avoid denial-of-service
attacks.
We recommend disabling the discovery after adding the camera to the configuration.
Enter or select the desired value.
Enable DynDNS
Alllows for enabling DynDNS.
A dynamic Domain Name Service (DNS) allows you to select the unit via the Internet using a
host name, without having to know the current IP address of the unit. To do this, you must
have an account with one of the dynamic DNS providers and you must register the required
host name for the unit on that site.
Note:
For information about the service, registration process and available host names refer to the
DynDNS provider on dyndns.org.
Type
Enter or select the desired value.
Name
Type in the name of your DynDNS user account.
TTL
Enter or select the desired value.
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Scopes
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Network tab > Scopes tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Configuration tab >
Network tab > Scopes tab
You can add or remove scopes to your ONVIF device with URIs having the following format:
onvif://www.onvif.org/<path>
The following example illustrates the usage of the scope value. This is just an example, and
not at all an indication of what type of scope parameter to be part of an encoder
configuration. In this example we assume that the encoder is configured with the following
scopes:
onvif://www.onvif.org/location/country/china
onvif://www.onvif.org/location/city/bejing
onvif://www.onvif.org/location/building/headquarter
onvif://www.onvif.org/location/floor/R5
onvif://www.onvif.org/name/ARV-453
You can give the device a detailed location and device name to identify it within your list of
devices.
The table shows the basic capabilities and other properties of the device, which are
standardized:
Category
Defined values
Description
type
video_encoder
Te device is a network video encoder device.
Ptz
The device is a PTZ device.
audio_encoder
The device provides audio encoder support.
video_analytics
The device supports video analytics.
Network_Video_Transmitter
The device is a network video transmitter.
Network_Video_Decoder
The device is a network video decoder.
Network_Video_Storage
The device is a network video storage device.
Network_Video_Analytic
The device is a network video analytics device.
Any character string or path
Not supported by Bosch VMS.
location
value.
hardware
Any character string or path
A string or path value describing the hardware of
value.
the device. A device shall include at least one
hardware entry into its scope list.
name
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The searchable name of the device. This name is
value.
displayed in the Device and the Logical Tree.
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The scope name, model, manufacturer determine how the device appears in the Device Tree
and the ONVIF Encoder Identification and Main Settings.
29.3.14
Relays
Main window >
>
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Configuration tab > Interfaces tab > Relay tab
Main window >
Devices > Expand
>
> ONVIF Configuration tab >
Interfaces tab > Relay tab
The physical idle state of a relay output can be configured by setting the idle state to open or
closed (inversion of the relay behavior).
The available digital outputs oft he device are listed with their name, e.g.:
–
AlarmOut_0
–
AlarmOut_1
For any event mapping of relays within Bosch VMS use the names listed here.
Mode
The relay can work in two relay modes:
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Bistable: After setting the state, the relay remains in this state.
–
Monostable: After setting the state, the relay returns to its idle state after the specified
delay time.
Idle state
Select Open if you want the relay to operate as a normally open contact, or select Closed if
the relay is to operate as a normally closed contact.
Delay time
Set the delay time . After this time period, the relay switches back to its idle state if
configured in the Monostable mode.
If you like to test any configurations related to a relay status change, click Activate or
Deactivate to switch the relay. You can check the configured camera relay events for correct
functioning: Status display of the relay icon in Logical Tree, Events in Alarm List or Event Log.
Activate
Click to switch the relay to the configured idle state.
Deactivate
Click to switch the relay to the configured non-idle state.
29.4
ONVIF Event Source page
Main window >
> Expand
Devices > Expand
>
> Expand
> Expand
> Expand
> ONVIF Event Source tab
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Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
> ONVIF Event
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
Source tab
or
Main window >
> Expand
>
> Expand
> ONVIF Event Source tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
> ONVIF Event
Devices > Expand
> Expand
> Expand
Source tab
or
Main window >
> Expand
>
> Expand
> ONVIF Event Source tab
or
Main window >
Devices > Expand
> Expand
>
> ONVIF Event
Source tab
You can configure ONVIF events of a source (video channel, input or relay). An activated event
definition is added to the Mapping Table of the encoder.
For example for a multichannel encoder, you configure for which camera a Motion Detected
event is triggered.
Trigger Event
Activate this event.
ONVIF Topic
Type in or select a string.
ONVIF Source Name
Type in or select a string.
ONVIF Source Type
Type in or select a string.
ONVIF Source Value
Type in or select a string.
See also
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ONVIF events, page 61
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Configuring ONVIF events, page 152
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Maps and Structure page
The count of items below an entry is displayed in square brackets.
Main window >
Maps and Structure
Permissions can get lost. If you move a group of devices, these devices loose their permission
settings. You must set the permissions on the User Groups page again.
Displays the Device Tree, the Logical Tree, and the map window.
Allows you to introduce a structure for all the devices in your Bosch VMS. Your structure is
displayed in the Logical Tree.
Allows you to perform the following tasks:
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Configuring the Full Logical Tree
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Managing resource files, assigning them to nodes
–
Creating hot spots on a map
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Creating a malfunction relay
Resource files can be:
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Site map files
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Document files
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Web files
–
Audio files
–
Command Scripts
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Camera sequence files
Hot spots can be:
–
Cameras
–
Inputs
–
Relays
–
Command Scripts
–
Sequences
–
Links to other maps
Displays a dialog box for managing resource files.
Displays a dialog box for adding or managing Command Scripts to the Logical Tree.
Displays a dialog box for adding or editing a camera sequence file.
Creates a folder in the Logical Tree.
Displays a dialog box for adding map resource files.
Displays a dialog box for adding a document file (HTML, HTM, TXT, URL, MHT).
Displays a dialog box for adding a link to an external application.
Displays a dialog box for adding a malfunction relay.
: Device was added to the Logical Tree.
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Type in a string and press the ENTER key to filter the
displayed items. Only items containing the string and their corresponding parent items (only
in trees) are displayed. The count of filtered items and the total count of items is provided. An
active filter is indicated by
. Enclose strings with double quotes to find them exactly, for
example "Camera 1" exactly filters the cameras with this name, not camera 201.
To cancel filtering, click
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Resource Manager dialog box
Main window >
Maps and Structure >
> Resource Manager dialog box
Allows you to manage resource files.
You can manage the following file formats:
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DWF files (map resource files)
For use in Operator Client, these files are converted to a bitmap format.
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HTML files (HTML documents, e.g. action plans)
–
MP3 (audio file)
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TXT files (text files)
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URL files (contain links to Web pages)
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MHT files (Web archives)
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WAV (audio file)
–
EXE
Click to display a dialog box for importing a resource file.
Click to display the Add URL dialog box.
Click to display the Link to External Application dialog box.
Click to remove the selected resource file.
Click to rename the selected resource file.
Click to display a dialog box for replacing the selected resource file with another one.
Click to display a dialog box for exporting the selected resource file.
See also
–
30.2
Managing resource files, page 176
Select Resource dialog box
Main window >
Maps and Structure >
Allows you to add a map file in DWF format to the Logical Tree.
Select a resource file:
Click a filename to select a map file. The content of the selected file is displayed in the
preview pane.
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Manage...
Click to display the Resource Manager dialog box.
See also
30.3
–
Adding a map, page 179
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Assigning a map to a folder, page 180
–
Adding a document, page 181
Sequence Builder dialog box
Main window >
Maps and Structure >
Allows you to manage camera sequences.
Click to display the Add Sequence dialog box.
Click to rename a camera sequence.
Click to remove the selected camera sequence.
Notice!
When you delete a sequence in the Sequence Builder dialog box, this sequence is
automatically removed from the Initial sequence list of a monitor wall if configured there.
Add Step
Click to display the Add Sequence Step dialog box.
Remove Step
Click to remove selected steps.
Step
Displays the number of the step. All cameras of a particular step have the same dwell time.
Dwell
Allows you to change the dwell time (seconds).
Camera Number
Click a cell to select a camera via its logical number.
Camera
Click a cell to select a camera via its name.
Camera Function
Click a cell to change the function of the camera in this row.
Data
Type the time for the duration of the selected camera function. To configure this, you must
have selected an entry in the Camera column and an entry in the Camera Function column.
Data Unit
Select the unit for the selected time, for example seconds. To configure this, you must have
selected an entry in the Camera column and an entry in the Camera Function column.
Add to Logical Tree
Click to add the selected camera sequence to the Logical Tree and to close the dialog box.
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See also
30.4
–
Monitor Wall page, page 252
–
Managing pre-configured camera sequences, page 177
Add Sequence dialog box
Main window >
Maps and Structure >
> Sequence Builder dialog box >
Allows you to configure the properties of a camera sequence.
Sequence name:
Type an appropriate name for the new camera sequence.
Logical number:
For using with a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard, enter a logical number for the sequence.
Dwell time:
Enter the appropriate dwell time.
Cameras per step:
Enter the number of cameras in each step.
Steps:
Enter the appropriate number of steps.
See also
–
30.5
Managing pre-configured camera sequences, page 177
Add Sequence Step dialog box
Main window >
Maps and Structure >
> Add Step button
Allows you to add a step with a new dwell time to an existing camera sequence.
Dwell time:
Enter the appropriate dwell time.
See also
–
30.6
Managing pre-configured camera sequences, page 177
Add URL dialog box
Main window >
Maps and Structure >
>
Allows you to add an Internet address (URL) to your system. You can add this Internet address
to the Logical Tree as a document. The user can display an Internet page in his
Operator Client.
Name:
Type a display name for the URL.
URL:
Type the URL.
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See also
–
30.7
Adding a document, page 181
Select Map for Link dialog box
Main window >
Maps and Structure > Select a map folder
in the Logical Tree >
On the map, right-click and click Create Link
Allows you to select a map for creating a link to another map.
Click another map to select.
Select
Click to insert the link to the selected map.
See also
–
30.8
Adding a link to another map, page 180
Malfunction Relay dialog box
Main window >
Maps and Structure >
> Malfunction Relay dialog box
You can add a malfunction relay to your system. You define the relay that is to be used as
malfunction relay and you configure the events that can trigger the malfunction relay.
The relay must already be configured in the Logical Tree.
Malfunction Relay
In the list, select the desired relay.
Events...
Click to display the Events selection for Malfunction Relay dialog box.
See also
30.9
–
Adding a malfunction relay, page 182
–
Malfunction relay, page 56
Link to External Application dialog box
Main window >
Maps and Structure >
> Resource Manager dialog box >
>
Link to External Application dialog box
Allows you to add a link to an external application. The link must be valid on the workstation
where this link is used.
Caution!
An external application that starts with a splash screen will not work as expected.
An external application which shares functions with Operator Client, will not work as
expected and can, under rare circumstances, lead to a crash of Operator Client.
Name
Type in a name for the link that is displayed in the Logical Tree.
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Path
Type in or browse the path to the external application. This path must be valid on the
workstation where the user of Operator Client uses this link.
Arguments
If required, type in arguments for the command that executes the external application.
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Schedules page
Main window >
Allows you to configure Recording Schedules and Task Schedules.
Click to rename the selected Recording or Task Schedule.
Recording Schedules
Displays the Recording Schedules Tree. Select an entry for configuring.
Task Schedules
Displays the Task Schedules Tree. Select an entry for configuring.
Add
Click to add a new Task Schedule.
Delete
Click to delete the selected Task Schedule.
See also
–
31.1
Configuring schedules, page 183
Recording Schedules page
Main window >
> Select an item in the Recording Schedules tree
Allows you to configure Recording Schedules.
Weekdays
Click to display the Schedule Table for weekdays. The time periods of all configured Recording
Schedules are displayed.
Drag the pointer to select the time periods for the selected schedule. All selected cells get the
color of the selected schedule.
The 24 hours of the day are displayed horizontally. Every hour is divided into 4 cells. One cell
represents 15 minutes.
Holidays
Click to display the Schedule Table for holidays.
Exception Days
Click to display the Schedule Table for exception days.
Add
Click to display a dialog box for adding the required holidays or exception days.
Delete
Click to display a dialog box for removing holidays or exception days.
See also
–
Configuring a Recording Schedule, page 183
–
Adding holidays and exception days, page 185
–
Removing holidays and exception days, page 186
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Renaming a schedule, page 186
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Task Schedules page
Main window >
> Select an item in the Task Schedules tree
Allows you to configure the available Task Schedules. You can configure a standard or a
recurring pattern.
Standard
Click to display the Schedule Table for configuring standard Task Schedules. If you configure a
Standard Pattern, no Recurring Pattern is valid for the selected schedule.
Recurring
Click to display the Schedule Table for configuring a recurring pattern for the selected Task
Schedule. For example, you configure a schedule for every second Tuesday of every month or
for the 4th of July of every year. If you configure a recurring pattern, no standard pattern is
valid for the selected Task Schedule.
Weekdays
Click to display the Schedule Table for weekdays.
Drag the pointer to select the time periods for the selected schedule. The selected cells are
displayed in the color of the selected schedule.
The 24 hours of the day are displayed horizontally. Every hour is divided into 4 cells. One cell
represents 15 minutes.
Holidays
Click to display the Schedule Table for holidays.
Exception Days
Click to display the Schedule Table for exception days.
Clear All
Click to clear the time periods of all available days (weekdays, holidays, exception days).
Select All
Click to select the time periods of all available days (weekdays, holidays, exception days).
Add...
Click to display a dialog box for adding the required holidays or exception days.
Delete...
Click to display a dialog box for deleting holidays or exception days.
Recurrence Pattern
Click the frequency with which you want the Task Schedule to recur (Daily, Weekly, Monthly,
Yearly) and then select the corresponding options.
Day Pattern
Drag the pointer to select the time period(s) for the recurring pattern.
See also
–
Adding a Task Schedule, page 184
–
Configuring a standard Task Schedule, page 184
–
Configuring a recurring Task Schedule, page 184
–
Removing a Task Schedule, page 185
–
Adding holidays and exception days, page 185
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Removing holidays and exception days, page 186
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Renaming a schedule, page 186
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Cameras and Recording page
Main window >
Cameras and Recording
Displays the Camera Table page or a Recording Table page.
Allows you to configure camera properties and recording settings.
Allows you to filter the cameras that are displayed according to their type.
Click to copy recording settings from one Recording Schedule to another.
Click to display the Stream Quality Settings dialog box.
Click to display the Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box.
Click to display the dialog box for configuring a selected PTZ camera.
Displays all available cameras regardless of their storage device.
Click to change the Camera Table according to the selected storage device.
Displays the corresponding Camera Table. No recording settings
are available because these cameras are not recorded in Bosch VMS.
Type in a string and press the ENTER key to filter the
displayed items. Only items containing the string and their corresponding parent items (only
in trees) are displayed. The count of filtered items and the total count of items is provided. An
active filter is indicated by
. Enclose strings with double quotes to find them exactly, for
example "Camera 1" exactly filters the cameras with this name, not camera 201.
To cancel filtering, click
32.1
.
Cameras page
Main window >
Cameras and Recording > Click an icon to change the Cameras page
according to the desired storage device, for example
Displays various information on the cameras available in your Bosch VMS.
Allows you to change the following camera properties:
–
Camera name
–
Assignment of an audio source
–
Logical number
–
PTZ control, if available
–
Live quality (VRM and Live / Local Storage)
–
Recording settings profile
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Minimum and maximum storage time
–
Region of Interest (ROI)
–
Automated Network Replenishment
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Dual Recording
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Click a column title to sort the table by this column.
Camera - Encoder
Displays the device type.
Camera - Camera
Displays the name of the camera.
Camera - Network Address
Displays the IP address of the camera.
Camera - Location
Displays the location of the camera. If the camera is not assigned to a Logical Tree yet,
Unassigned Location is displayed.
Camera - Platform
Displays the platform name of this encoder.
Camera - Device Family
Displays the name of the device family to which the selected camera belongs.
Camera - Number
Click a cell to edit the logical number that the camera received automatically when it was
detected. If you enter an already used number, a corresponding error message is displayed.
The logical number is "free" again when the camera is removed.
Audio
Click a cell to assign an audio source to the camera.
If an alarm occurs with low priority and with a camera that has audio configured, this audio
signal is played even when an alarm with higher priority is currently being displayed. But this
is only true, if the high priority alarm has no audio configured.
Stream 1 - Codec / Stream 2 - Codec (only VRM and Local Storage)
Click a cell to select the desired codec for encoding the stream.
Stream 1 - Quality / Stream 2 - Quality
Select the desired quality of the stream used for live or recording. You configure quality
settings in the Stream Quality Settings dialog box.
Live Video - Stream (only VRM and Live Only and Local Storage)
Click a cell to select the stream for a VRM or a local storage / live only encoder.
Live Video - Profile (only available for ONVIF cameras)
Click a cell to browse for the available live profile tokens of this ONVIF camera.
If you select the <Automatic> entry, the stream with the highest quality is automatically used.
Live Video - ROI
Click to enable Region of Interest (ROI). This is only possible if in the Quality column the
H.264 MP SD ROI item is selected for stream 2 and stream 2 is assigned to Live Video.
Note: If stream 1 is used for Live for a specific workstation then the Operator Client running
on this workstation cannot enable ROI for this camera.
is automatically enabled in the
table.
Recording - Setting
Click a cell to select the required recording setting. You configure the available recording
settings in the Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box.
Recording - Profile (only available for ONVIF cameras)
Click a cell to browse for the available recording profile tokens of this ONVIF camera. Select
the desired entry.
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Recording - ANR
Select a check box to enable the ANR function. You can only enable this function, if the
encoder has an appropriate firmware version and an appropriate device type.
Recording - Max Pre-Alarm Duration
Displays the calculated maximum pre-alarm duration for this camera. This value can help you
in calculating the required storage capacity of the local storage medium.
Notice!
If a Mirrored VRM is already configured for an encoder, you cannot change any settings for
this encoder in the Secondary Recording columns.
Secondary Recording - Setting (only available if a Secondary VRM is configured)
Click a cell to assign a scheduled recording setting to the dual recording of this encoder.
Depending on your configuration it can happen that the configured stream quality for
secondary recording is not valid. The stream quality configured for primary recording is then
used instead.
Secondary Recording - Profile (only available for ONVIF cameras)
Click a cell to browse for available recording profile tokens of this ONVIF camera.
(Only visible when you click
All)
Select a check box to activate PTZ control.
Note:
For port settings refer to COM1, page 311.
Port (Only visible when you click
All)
Click a cell to specify which encoder serial port is used for PTZ control. For a PTZ camera
connected to a Bosch Allegiant system, you can select Allegiant. For such a camera you do not
need to use a trunk line.
Protocol (Only visible when you click
All)
Click a cell to select the appropriate protocol for the PTZ control.
PTZ Address (Only visible when you click
All)
Type the address number for the PTZ control.
Recording - Storage Min Time [days]
Secondary Recording - Storage Min Time [days] (only VRM and Local Storage)
Click a cell to edit the minimum number of days that video data from this camera is retained.
Recordings younger than this number of days are not deleted automatically.
Recording - Storage Max Time [days]
Secondary Recording - Storage Max Time [days] (only VRM and Local Storage)
Click a cell to edit the maximum number of days that video data from this camera is retained.
Only recordings older than this number of days are deleted automatically. 0 = unlimited.
See also
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Configuring dual recording in the Camera Table, page 194
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Configuring PTZ camera settings, page 193
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Configuring PTZ port settings, page 192
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Configuring stream quality settings, page 189
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Configuring the ANR function, page 194
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Exporting the Camera Table, page 189
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Assigning an ONVIF profile, page 151
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Configuring the ROI function, page 193
Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box (only VRM and Local
Storage)
Main window >
Cameras and Recording >
Allows you to configure schedule-dependent recording settings for each available device
family. A device family is available when at least one encoder of this device family has been
added to the Device Tree. In the Cameras table, you assign such a recording setting to each
camera.
You use the Recording Schedules configured on the Schedules page.
Note: Switching on or off the normal recording is valid for all device families.
Available Recording Settings
Select a pre-defined recording setting to change its properties. You can add or delete a userdefined setting.
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Name:
Type in a name for the new recording setting.
Select the desired device family to configure the recording settings valid for this device
family.
For the selected device family, select a Recording Schedule to configure the recording
settings.
Recording
Switch on or off the normal recording (continuous and prealarm).
Recording Mode
Select the desired recording mode.
The following items are available:
–
Continuous
–
Pre-alarm
Stream
Select the desired stream used for normal recording.
Note: It depends on the device family which streams are available.
Quality
Select the desired stream quality used for normal recording. The available quality settings are
configured in the Stream Quality Settings dialog box.
Duration (pre-alarm)
Enter the desired recording time before an alarm. You enter the time in the format hh.mm.ss.
Note: Only enabled when Pre-alarm is selected.
Notice!
For pre-alarm settings between 1 and 10 s, the pre-alarms are automatically stored on the
RAM of the encoder if enough RAM space is available, otherwise on the storage.
For pre-alarm settings greater than 10 s, pre-alarms are stored on the storage.
The storage of pre-alarms on the RAM of the encoder is only available for firmware version 5.0
or later.
Alarm Recording
Allows you to switch on or off the alarm recording for this camera.
Motion Alarm
Allows you to switch on or off alarm recording triggered by motion.
Stream
Select the stream used for alarm recording.
Note: It depends on the device family which streams are available.
Quality
Select the desired stream quality used for alarm recording. The available quality settings are
configured in the Stream Quality Settings dialog box.
Only for devices belonging to Device Family 2 or 3: When you select the No modification
entry, alarm recording uses the same quality as used for continuous/prealarm recording. We
recommend using the No modification entry. When you select a stream quality for alarm
recording, only the values for image encoding interval and target bit rate are modified
according to the settings in this stream quality. The other quality settings are used that are
configured in the quality setting assigned to the continuous/prealarm recording.
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Duration (post-alarm)
Enter the desired alarm recording time. You enter the time in the format hh.mm.ss.
See also
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Copying and pasting in tables, page 188
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Configuring recording settings (only VRM and Local Storage), page 190
Recording settings pages (NVR only)
Main window >
(for example
Cameras and Recording >
> Click a Recording Schedule tab
)
Allows you to configure the recording settings for all encoders assigned to your system’s NVR.
The displayed Recording Schedules are configured in Schedules.
Only those columns are described that are not part of a Camera Table.
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Click a column title to sort the table by this column.
Continuous Recording
In the Quality column, click a cell to disable recording or to select the stream quality of
stream 1.
In the
column, select a check box to activate audio.
Live/Pre-event Recording
In the Quality column, click a cell to select the stream quality of the live view (required for
instant playback) and the pre-event recording (required for motion and alarm recording) mode
of stream 2. If dual streaming is active on this encoder, you can select stream 1 to use for live
or pre-event recording.
In the
column, select a check box to activate audio.
Motion Recording
In the Quality column, click a cell to disable recording or to select the stream quality of
stream 1.
In the
column, click a cell to activate audio.
In the Pre-event [s] column, click a cell to select the recording time before the motion event
in seconds.
In the Post-event [s] column, click a cell to select the recording time after the motion event in
seconds.
Alarm Recording
In the Quality column, click a cell to select the stream quality of stream 1.
To enable alarm recording, configure a corresponding alarm.
In the
column, select a check box to activate audio.
In the Pre-event [s] column, click a cell to select the time before the alarm in seconds.
In the Post-event [s] column, click a cell to select the time after the alarm in seconds.
See also
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Copying and pasting in tables, page 188
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Configuring recording settings (NVR only), page 191
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Stream Quality Settings dialog box
Main window >
Cameras and Recording >
Allows you to configure stream quality profiles that you can later assign on the Cameras and
Recording page to cameras or in the Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box.
A stream quality combines video resolution, frame rate, maximum bandwidth, and video
compression.
Stream Qualities
Select a predefined stream quality and click
to add a new stream quality on the
basis of the predefined stream quality. When you select a single stream and click
, this
stream quality setting is copied as a childless top level node.
Click to delete a selected stream quality. You cannot delete the stream quality settings.
The list displays all available predefined stream quality settings. We recommend assigning a
stream quality with the same name as the platform of the camera.
The following profiles for stream qualities are available:
Image Optimized: The settings are optimized for image quality. This can burden the network.
Bit Rate Optimized: The settings are optimized for low bandwidth. This can reduce the image
quality.
Balanced: The settings offer a compromise between optimal image quality and optimal
bandwidth usage.
Name
Displays the name of the stream quality. When you add a new stream quality, you can change
the name.
SD video resolution
Select the desired video resolution. For an HD quality you configure the SD quality of
stream 2.
Image encoding interval
Move the slider or type the appropriate value.
The system helps you in calculating the corresponding value for IPS.
With the image encoding interval you configure the interval at which images are encoded and
transmitted. If 1 is entered, all images are encoded. Entering 4 means that only every fourth
image is encoded, the following three images are skipped - this can be particularly
advantageous with low bandwidths. The lower the bandwidth the higher this value should be
to achieve best-quality video.
Target bit rate [Kbps]
Move the slider or type the appropriate value.
You can limit the data rate for the encoder to optimize usage of bandwidth in your network.
The target data rate should be set according to the desired picture quality for typical scenes
with no excessive motion.
For complex images or frequent changes of image content due to frequent movements, this
limit can be temporarily exceeded up to the value you enter in the Maximum bit rate [Kbps]
field.
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Maximum bit rate [Kbps]
Move the slider or type the appropriate value.
With the maximum bit rate you configure the maximum transmission speed which cannot be
exceeded.
You set a bit rate limit to be able to reliably determine the appropriate disk space for storage
of the video data.
Depending on the video quality settings for the I- and P-Frames, this fact can result in
individual images being skipped.
The value entered here must be at least 10% higher than the value entered in the Target bit
rate [Kbps] field. If the value entered here is too low, it will automatically be adjusted.
I-frame Distance
This parameter allows you to set the intervals in which the I-Frames are coded. Click
Automatic to insert I-Frames as necessary. An entry of 1 indicates that I-Frames are
continuously generated. An entry of 2 indicates that only every second image is an I-Frame,
and 3 only every third image etc. The I-Frames in between are coded as P-Frames.
Frame Quality Level
Here you can set a value between 0 and 100 for both the I-Frames and the P-Frames. The
lowest value results in the highest quality and the lowest frame refresh rate. The highest value
results in the highest frame refresh rate and the lowest image quality.
The lower the available transmission bandwidth, the higher adjust the quality level to maintain
high quality of the video.
Note:
You adjust the video quality dependent on the motion and level of detail in the video. If you
check the Automatic check boxes, the optimum relationship between motion and image
definition is automatically adjusted.
VIP X1600 XFM4 Settings
Allows you to configure the following H.264 settings for the VIP X 1600 XFM4 encoder module.
H.264 deblocking filter: Select to improve visual quality and prediction performance by
smoothing the sharp edges.
CABAC: Select to activate high efficient compression. Uses a large amount of processing
power.
See also
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Configuring stream quality settings, page 189
PTZ/ROI Settings dialog box
Main window >
Cameras and Recording >
> Select a PTZ camera >
Allows you to configure a PTZ camera or a ROI camera.
For a ROI camera no auxiliary commands are available.
Note:
First configure the port settings of your PTZ camera before you can configure the PTZ camera
settings. Otherwise the PTZ control is not working in this dialog box.
Click to move the camera to the predefined position or to execute the command.
Click to save the predefined position or command.
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Click to rename the predefined position or command.
Click to remove the predefined position or command.
Predefined Positions tab
Click to display the table with the predefined positions.
Nr
Displays the number of the predefined position.
Name
Click a cell to edit the name of the predefined position.
Aux Commands tab (only for PTZ cameras)
Click to display the table with the auxiliary commands.
Nr
Displays the number of the auxiliary command.
Name
Click a cell to edit the name of the command.
Code
Click a cell to edit the command´s code.
See also
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Configuring PTZ port settings, page 192
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Configuring PTZ camera settings, page 193
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Events page
Main window >
Events
Displays the Event Tree with all available events and an Event Configuration Table for each
event. The events are grouped by their type, for example, all camera recording events like
continuous recording or alarm recording are grouped under Recording Mode.
The available events are grouped beyond their corresponding devices. A state change of a
device is displayed beyond
dependant groups as
as
. All other events are displayed under device
.
You can configure for each event:
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Trigger an alarm according to a schedule (not available for all events).
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Log the event according to a schedule. An event is displayed in the Event List of the
Operator Client if it is logged.
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Execute a Command Script according to a schedule (not available for all events).
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For events of type
: Adding text data to recording.
If the event occurs, your settings are executed.
You can create a Compound Event which combines several events with Boolean expressions.
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Click a tree item to display the corresponding Event Configuration Table.
Click to duplicate an event. Use it to generate multiple alarms for a certain event.
Click to delete a duplicated or a Compound Event.
Click to rename the selected Compound Event.
Click to display a dialog box for creating Compound Events using Boolean expressions
of other events (maximum 10).
Compound Events are added to the Event Configuration Table.
Click to edit the selected Compound Event.
Click to display a dialog box for creating and editing Command Scripts.
Type in a string and press the ENTER key to filter the
displayed items. Only items containing the string and their corresponding parent items (only
in trees) are displayed. The count of filtered items and the total count of items is provided. An
active filter is indicated by
. Enclose strings with double quotes to find them exactly, for
example "Camera 1" exactly filters the cameras with this name, not camera 201.
To cancel filtering, click
.
See also
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Configuring events and alarms, page 196
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Configuring Command Scripts, page 205
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Options dialog box, page 229
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Debounce Settings tab
Note: For some events the Debounce Settings tab is not available due to technical limitations.
Allows you to configure debounce settings for the selected event.
Debounce time
During the entered time period all further events are ignored.
Event state priority
For an event state you can assign a priority setting.
Edit Priorities
Click to display a dialog box for configuring a priority setting.
Add Setting
Click to add a row for configuring a debounce setting that is deviating from the debounce
settings for all devices.
Remove Setting
Click to remove a selected row. To select a row click the left row header.
33.2
Settings tab for advanced map display
The configuration of the color states on maps is only possible when you click to check the
Enable advanced state display (hot spot coloring in maps depending on state) option in the
Options dialog box.
For each
event, you can configure the background color and the behavior (blinking or
not blinking) for hot spots. For example you can configure for a
event of a device that its
device icon on a map starts blinking when the state of this device changes.
Additionally you can configure the display priority for all hot spots. This is required when
different events occur for the same device. (1 = highest priority)
The configured color is valid for all hot spots with the same display priority. You can change
color, behavior and priority at any
hot spots of all other
event: The changed color and behavior is used for all
events which have the same priority.
Enable color states on maps
Click to enable that the hot spots of the devices belonging to this event are displayed with
colored background and can blink on maps.
Display priority on map:
Click the arrows to change the priority for the hot spots of the devices belonging to this event.
Background color on map:
Click the color field to select the background color used for the hot spots of the devices
belonging to this event.
Note: All state events of all devices with the same priority have the same color.
Blinking
Click to enable blinking of the hot spots of the devices belonging to this event.
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Settings tab for event configuration
Device
Displays the name of the device or schedule.
Network
Displays the IP address of the corresponding IP device.
Trigger Alarm
Click a cell to select a Recording or Task Schedule for triggering an alarm.
Select Always if you want the alarm to be triggered independently from the point in time.
Select Never if you do not want the alarm to be triggered.
Log
In the Schedule column, click a cell to select a Recording or Task Schedule for logging.
Select Always if you want the event to be logged independently from the point in time.
Select Never if you do not want the event to be logged.
Script
In the Script column, click a cell to select a Command Script.
In the Schedule column, click a cell to select a Recording or Task Schedule for executing a
Command Script.
Select Always if you want the Command Script to be executed independently from the point
in time.
Select Never if you do not want the Command Script to be executed.
Text Data Recording
You can configure that text data is added to the continuous recording of a camera.
Note: This column is available only for events that contain text data, for example: ATM/POS
Devices > ATM Input > Data Input
33.4
Command Script Editor dialog box
Main window >
Events >
Allows you to create and edit Command Scripts.
Click to save the changed settings.
Click to restore the saved settings.
Click to check the code of a script.
Click to create a scriptlet file.
Click to delete a scriptlet file.
Click to display a dialog box for importing a script file.
Click to display a dialog box for exporting a script file.
Click to convert an existing script to the other available script language. All existing
script text is deleted.
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Click to display the Online Help for Bosch VMS Script API.
Click to display the Online Help for Bosch VMS.
Click to close the Command Script Editor dialog box.
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33.5
Configuring Command Scripts, page 205
Create Compound Event / Edit Compound Event dialog box
Main window >
Events >
Allows you to create or modify a Compound Event.
Type in a string and press the ENTER key to filter the
displayed items. Only items containing the string and their corresponding parent items (only
in trees) are displayed. The count of filtered items and the total count of items is provided. An
active filter is indicated by
. Enclose strings with double quotes to find them exactly, for
example "Camera 1" exactly filters the cameras with this name, not camera 201.
To cancel filtering, click
.
Event name:
Type the required name for the Compound Event.
Event States:
Select the state change that shall be part of a Compound Event.
Objects:
Select one or more of the available objects of the selected event state. This state and the
selected object appear in the Compound Event Tree, as immediate child of the root operator.
Compound Event:
Allows you to build compound events in the Compound Event Tree. All immediate children of a
Boolean operator (AND, OR) are combined by this operator.
See also
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Creating a Compound Event, page 199
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Editing a Compound Event, page 200
Select Script Language dialog box
Main window >
Events >
Allows you to set the script language for your Command Scripts.
You cannot change the script language for existing Command Scripts.
Script Language:
Select the required script language.
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Configuring Command Scripts, page 205
Edit Priorities of Event Type dialog box
Main window >
Events > Debounce Settings tab > Edit Priorities button
You can configure priorities for the different state changes of an event type if applicable, for
example Virtual Input Closed and Virtual Input Opened. A state change with higher priority
overrides the debounce time of another state change with lower priority.
Name of Priority:
Type in a name for the priority setting.
State Value
Displays the names of the event states of the select event.
State Priority
Enter the desired priority. 1=highest priority, 10=lowest priority.
33.8
Select Devices dialog box
Main window >
Events >
or
> Debouce Settings tab > Add Setting
button
Select
Select the check box for the desired entry and click OK to add a row in the Devices with
Deviating Debounce Settings table.
33.9
Text Data Recording dialog box
Main window >
Events > In the Event Tree select
Data Input (text data must be
available, for example: Foyer Card Reader Devices > Foyer Card Reader > Card Rejected) >
Text Data Recording column > …
You can configure the cameras for which text data is added to the continuous recording.
See also
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Triggering alarm recording with text data, page 202
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Alarms page
Main window >
Alarms
Displays the Event Tree and an Alarm Configuration Table for each event. Only the events
configured on the Events page are displayed.
In the tables you configure for each event how an alarm triggered by this event is displayed
and which cameras are recorded and displayed when this alarm occurs.
Some events are configured as alarms by default, e.g., a system error.
For the following events you cannot configure an alarm:
–
Change of a recording mode
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Change of an alarm state
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Most of the user actions, e.g. PTZ action
Click to display the Resource Manager dialog box.
Displays a dialog box to set alarm settings valid for this Management Server.
Type in a string and press the ENTER key to filter the
displayed items. Only items containing the string and their corresponding parent items (only
in trees) are displayed. The count of filtered items and the total count of items is provided. An
active filter is indicated by
. Enclose strings with double quotes to find them exactly, for
example "Camera 1" exactly filters the cameras with this name, not camera 201.
To cancel filtering, click
4
.
Click a tree item to display the corresponding Alarm Configuration Table.
Device
Displays the device of the event condition selected in the Events Tree.
Network Address
Displays the IP address of the corresponding IP device.
Alarm Identity
In the Priority column, click in a cell to type the alarm priority for the selected alarm (100 is
low priority, 1 is high priority). In the Title column, click in a cell to type the title of the alarm
to be displayed in Bosch VMS, for example in the Alarm List. In the Color column, click in a
cell to display a dialog box for selecting a color for the alarm to be displayed in the
Operator Client, for example in the Alarm List.
Alarm Image Panes
In one of the 1-5 columns, click ... in a cell to display a dialog box for selecting a camera.
You can only select a camera that was added to the Logical Tree in Maps and Structure.
You can configure the number of available Alarm Image panes in the Alarm Settings dialog
box.
In the Audio File column, click ... in a cell to display a dialog box for selecting an audio file
that is played in case of an alarm.
Alarm Options
Click ... in a cell to display the Alarm Options dialog box.
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Alarm handling, page 51
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Alarm Settings dialog box
Main window >
Alarms >
Alarm Settings tab
Max. Image panes per alarm:
Enter the maximum count of Alarm Image panes to be displayed in case of an alarm.
Auto-clear time:
Enter the number of seconds until an alarm is automatically cleared.
This only applies for alarms that are set to Auto-clear alarm after configured time ('Alarm
Settings' dialog box) in the Alarms page.
Manual alarm recording time:
Only valid for NVR recordings.
Enter the number of minutes for the duration of alarm recording that a user can start manually
in the Operator Client.
The user can stop the manual recording before this time is elapsed.
Analog Monitor Groups tab
Display order in case of same alarm priority
Select the desired entry for sorting alarms of the same priority according to their time stamp.
Show blank screen
Click to configure that on a monitor not being used for alarm display nothing is shown.
Continue live display
Click to configure that on a monitor not being used for alarm display live display is shown.
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Select Image Pane Content dialog box
Main window >
Alarms >
or
> Alarm Image Panes column > Click ... in
one of the 1-5 columns
Allows you to select the Logical tree item that is displayed and recorded (if the item is a
camera) in case of the selected alarm.
Notice!
A map displayed in an Alarm Image pane is optimized for display and contains only the initial
view of the basic .dwf file.
Search Item
Enter text to find an item in the Logical Tree.
Find
Click to find the camera with the entered search text in its description.
Live
Click to determine that the live image of the camera is displayed in case of an alarm.
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Instant playback
Click to determine that instant playback of the camera is displayed.
The rewind time for instant playback is configured in the Alarm Settings dialog box, see Alarm
Settings dialog box, page 365.
Pause playback
Select the check box to display the alarm instant playback camera with paused instant
playback. The user can start instant playback if needed.
Record this camera
Select the check box to enable alarm recording for this camera in case of an alarm. If an alarm
is triggered, this camera is recorded in alarm recording quality. The duration of the recording
is the duration of the alarm state plus pre- and post-alarm time. This setting directly changes
the setting for alarm recording in the Alarm Options dialog box and vice versa.
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Configuring an alarm, page 201
Select Resource dialog box
Main window >
Alarms >
or
> Alarm Image Panes column > Audio File
column > Click ...
Allows you to select an audio file that is played in case of an alarm.
Play
Click to play the selected audio file.
Pause
Click to pause the selected audio file.
Stop
Click to stop the selected audio file.
Manage...
Click to display the Resource Manager dialog box.
See also
34.4
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Configuring an alarm, page 201
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Managing resource files, page 197
Alarm Options dialog box
Main window >
Alarms >
or
> Alarm Options column > ...
Allows you to configure the following settings for alarms:
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Cameras that start recording in case of an alarm.
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Enabling protection for these alarm recordings.
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Enabling and configuring deviating alarm duration settings.
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Triggering PTZ commands in case of alarm.
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Notifications that are sent in case of an alarm.
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Workflow that has to be processed in case of an alarm.
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Assigning cameras that are displayed in analog monitor groups in case of an alarm.
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Cameras tab
Nr
Displays the camera number as configured on the Cameras and Recording page.
Name
Displays the camera name as configured on the Cameras and Recording page.
Location
Displays the location as configured on the Maps and Structure page.
Record
Select a check box to enable alarm recording for this camera in case of an alarm. If an alarm is
triggered, this camera is recorded in alarm recording quality. The duration of the recording is
the duration of the alarm state plus pre- and post-alarm time. This setting directly changes the
setting for alarm recording in the Select Image Pane Content dialog box and vice versa.
Protect Recording
Select a check box to protect the alarm recording of this camera.
Deviating Alarm Duration Settings
The check box is automatically enabled when you enable the Record check box and when the
camera supports ANR.
Auxiliary Command
Click a cell to select an auxiliary command to be executed in case of an alarm.
Entries in this list are only available for a PTZ camera.
Predefined Position
Click a cell to select a predefined position to be set in case of an alarm.
Entries in this list are only available for a PTZ camera.
Notifications tab
E-mail
Select the check box to send an e-mail in case of an alarm.
Server:
Select an e-mail server.
Recipients:
Type the e-mail addresses of the recipients separated by commas (example:
[email protected]).
SMS
Select the check box to send an SMS in case of an alarm.
Device:
Select an SMS device.
Recipients:
Type the mobile numbers of the recipients.
Text:
Type the text of the notification.
Information:
Select the check box to add the corresponding information to the notification text.
Note: For an e-mail the date of the time zone of the Management Server is used.
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Workflow tab
Record only alarm
Select the check box to specify that the camera is only recorded and not being displayed in
case of this alarm. This check box is only active if the Record check box on the Cameras tab is
selected.
Auto-clear alarm after configured time ('Alarm Settings' dialog box)
Select the check box to specify that this alarm is automatically cleared.
Auto-clear alarm when event state changes back to normal
Select the check box to specify that this alarm is automatically cleared when the event that
triggers this alarm changes its state. The alarm will not be cleared automatically if it is
accepted and unaccepted.
Show action plan
Select the check box to enable the workflow that must be processed in case of an alarm.
Resources...
Click to display the Resource Manager dialog box. Select a document with a description of
the corresponding workflow.
Display a comment box
Select the check box to enable displaying a comment box in case of an alarm. In this comment
box the user can type comments on the alarm.
Force the operator to process the workflow
Select the check box to force the user to process the workflow. If selected, the user cannot
clear the alarm until he has entered a comment on the alarm.
Execute the following Client Script when alarm is accepted:
Select a Client Command Script that is executed automatically, when the user accepts an
alarm.
Analog Monitor Group tab
1...10
In a numbered column, click a cell and select a camera from the Logical Tree. This camera will
be displayed in the assigned monitor in case of an alarm.
Clear Table
Click to remove all camera assignments to analog monitor groups.
Alarm title
Select the check box to configure that the title of the alarm is displayed on the analog
monitors as an on-screen display.
Alarm time
Select the check box to configure that the time of the alarm is displayed on the analog
monitors as an on-screen display.
Alarm date
Select the check box to configure that the date of the alarm is displayed on the analog
monitors as an on-screen display.
Alarm camera name
Select the check box to configure that the name of the alarm camera is displayed on the
analog monitors as an on-screen display.
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Alarm camera number
Select the check box to configure that the number of the alarm camera is displayed on the
analog monitors as an on-screen display.
Only on 1st monitor
Select the check box to configure that the title and the time of the alarm is displayed only on
the first monitor of the analog monitor group as an on-screen display.
Deviating Alarm Duration Settings tab
The settings on this tab are only available if ANR is enabled for this camera.
Use profile settings
Click to enable this setting. For this camera the pre-alarm and post-alarm duration settings are
used that are configured in the Scheduled Recording Settings dialog box.
Override settings
Click to enable the following settings for pre-alarm and post-alarm duration.
Duration (pre-alarm)
Available for all events.
Duration (post-alarm)
Only available for
events.
See also
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Triggering alarm recording with text data, page 202
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Configuring an alarm, page 201
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Configuring the pre- and post-alarm duration for an alarm, page 202
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User Groups page
Main window >
User Groups
The following user group is available by default:
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Admin Group (user name: Admin)
Allows you to configure user groups, Enterprise User Groups and Enterprise Access.
User Groups tab
Click to display the pages available for configuring the rights of the standard user group.
Enterprise User Group tab (only available with valid Enterprise license)
Click to display the pages available for configuring the permissions of an Enterprise User
Group.
Enterprise Access tab (only available with valid Enterprise license)
Click to display the pages available for adding and configuring Enterprise Access.
Click to delete a selected entry.
Click to add a new group or account.
Click to add a new user to the selected user group. Change the default user name if
desired.
Click to add a new dual authorization group.
Click to add a new logon pair for dual authorization.
Displays a dialog box for copying permissions from a selected user group to another
user group.
Click to display the pages available for configuring the permissions of this group.
Click to display the page available for configuring the properties of this user.
Click to display the page available for configuring the properties of this logon pair.
Click to display the pages available for configuring the permissions of this dual
authorization group.
Permissions on an Enterprise System
For an Enterprise System you configure the following permissions:
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Operating permissions of Operator Client defining the user interface for operating in the
Enterprise System, for example the user interface of the alarm monitor.
Use an Enterprise User Group. Configure it on the Enterprise Management Server.
–
Device permissions that should be available for operating in an Enterprise Management
Server are defined on each Management Server.
Use Enterprise Accounts. Configure it on each Management Server.
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Permissions on a single Management Server
For managing the access to one of the Management Servers, use the standard user group. You
configure all permissions on this Management Server in this user group.
You can configure dual authorization user groups for standard user groups and for Enterprise
User Groups.
Type
User group
Enterprise User
Contains
Users
Users
Group
Available configuration
Where do you
settings
configure?
–
–
Operating and device
Management
permissions
Server
–
Operating permissions –
Enterprise
–
Per Management
Management
Server: Name of the
Server
corresponding
Enterprise Access
Accounts with logon
credentials
Enterprise Account -
–
Device permissions
–
Account password
User groups
–
See user groups
–
See user groups
Enterprise dual
Enterprise User
–
See Enterprise User
–
See Enterprise
authorization
Groups
Dual authorization
–
Management
Server
user group
Groups
User Groups
Type in a string and press the ENTER key to filter the
displayed items. Only items containing the string and their corresponding parent items (only
in trees) are displayed. The count of filtered items and the total count of items is provided. An
active filter is indicated by
. Enclose strings with double quotes to find them exactly, for
example "Camera 1" exactly filters the cameras with this name, not camera 201.
To cancel filtering, click
35.1
.
New User Group/Enterprise Account dialog box
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise Access tab >
Allows you to create a standard user group, an Enterprise User Group or an Enterprise
Account.
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The Enterprise User Groups tab is only available if the appropriate license is available and if
one or more Management Server computers are configured in
Devices > Enterprise
System > Server List / Address Book.
Name
Type in a name for the group or account.
Description
Type in a description for the group or account.
For Enterprise Accounts:
Password
Type in a password.
Confirm password
Enter the new password again.
See also
–
35.2
Creating a group or account, page 209
User Group Properties page
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Operating Permissions tab
> User Group Properties tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> Operating
Permissions tab > User Group Properties tab
Allows you to configure the following settings for the selected user group:
–
Logon schedule
–
Association of an LDAP user group
Description:
Type an informative description for the user group.
Language
Select the language of the Operator Client.
Logon schedule
Select a task or recording schedule. The users of the selected group can only log on to the
system in the times defined by this schedule.
Associated LDAP group
Type the name of the LDAP user group that you want to use for your system.
You can also double-click an item in the LDAP groups list.
LDAP groups
Displays the available LDAP user groups. You configure LDAP groups in the LDAP Server
Settings dialog box.
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Search for Groups
Click to display the available LDAP user groups in the LDAP groups list. To find user groups
you must make the appropriate settings in the LDAP Server Settings dialog box.
Settings
Click to display the LDAP Server Settings dialog box.
Associate Group
Click to associate the selected LDAP group with this user group.
Clear Group
Click to clear the Associated LDAP group field. The association of the LDAP group to the
Bosch VMS user group is removed.
See also
35.3
–
Configuring LDAP settings, page 210
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Associating an LDAP group, page 211
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Scheduling user logon permission, page 211
User Properties page
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab
>
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
>
If you change the password for a user or delete a user while this user is logged on, this user
can still continue working with Operator Client after password change or deletion. If after
password change or deletion the connection to Management Server is interrupted (for
example after activating the configuration), the user cannot automatically reconnect to the
Management Server again without logoff/logon at Operator Client.
Allows you to configure a new user in a standard user group or in an Enterprise User Group.
Full name
Type the full name of the user.
Description:
Type an informative description for the user.
Strong password policy
Select the check box to enable the system to check for a secure password.
The following rules apply:
–
Minimum 8 characters.
–
At least one upper-case letter (A through Z).
–
At least one number (0 through 9).
–
At least one special character (for example: ! $ # %).
–
Previous password must not be used.
Enter new password
Type the password for the new user.
Confirm password:
Type the new password again.
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Apply
Click to apply the settings.
35.4
Add New Dual Authorization Group dialog box
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
Allows to create a dual authorization for a standard user group or for an Enterprise User
Group.
For Enterprise Access, a dual authorization is not available.
Name:
Type in a name for the group.
Description:
Type in description for the group.
See also
–
35.5
Creating a dual authorization group, page 210
Logon Pair Properties page
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
New Dual Authorization
Group >
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
New Enterprise
Dual Authorization Group >
Allows you to modify a pair of user groups to a dual authorization group. The users of the first
user group are the users that must log on in the first dialog box for logging on, the users of the
second user group confirm the logon.
Select Logon Pair
In each list, select a user group.
Force dual authorization
Select the check box to force each user to log on only together with a user of the second user
group.
See also
–
Creating a dual authorization group, page 210
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Select User Groups dialog box
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
New Dual Authorization
Group >
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
New Enterprise
Dual Authorization Group >
Allows you to add a pair of user groups to a dual authorization group. The users of the first
user group are the users that must log on in the first dialog box for logging on, the users of the
second user group confirm the logon.
Select Logon Pair
In each list, select a user group.
Force dual authorization
Select the check box to force each user to log on only together with a user of the second user
group.
See also
–
35.7
Creating a dual authorization group, page 210
Camera Permissions page
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Device Permissions tab >
Camera Permissions tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise Access tab >
> Device Permissions
tab > Camera Permissions tab
Allows you to configure the access rights for the features of a selected camera or camera
group for the selected user group.
If new components are added, camera permissions must be configured afterwards.
You can recall the access to a camera on the Camera page.
Camera
Displays the camera name as configured on the Cameras and Recording page.
Location
Displays the location of the camera as configured on the Maps and Structure page.
Access
Select a check box to allow access to this camera.
Live Video
Select a check box to allow using live video.
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Live Audio
Select a check box to allow using live audio.
Manual Recording
Select a check box to allow manual recording (alarm recording).
You can select or clear this check box only when the manual alarm recording is enabled on the
Operator Features page.
Playback Video
Select a check box to allow using playback video.
You can select or clear this check box only when playback is enabled on the Operator
Features page.
Playback Audio
Select a check box to allow using playback audio.
You can select or clear this check box only when playback is enabled on the Operator
Features page.
Text Data
Select a check box to allow displaying metadata.
You can select or clear this check box only when the display of metadata is enabled on the
Operator Features page.
Export
Select a check box to allow exporting video data.
You can select or clear this check box only when the export of video data is enabled on the
Operator Features page.
PTZ/ROI
Select a check box to allow using the PTZ control or the ROI of this camera.
You can select or clear this check box only when the PTZ control or ROI of this camera is
enabled on the Operator Features page. Additionally you must configure PTZ or ROI in the
Camera Table.
Aux
Select a check box to allow executing auxiliary commands.
You can select or clear this check box only when the PTZ control of a camera is enabled on the
Operator Features page.
Set Presets
Select a check box to allow the user to set prepositions of this PTZ camera.
You can also set prepositions for the Region of Interest feature, if enabled and authorized.
You can select or clear this check box only when the PTZ control of a camera is enabled on the
Operator Features page.
Reference Image
Select a check box to allow updating the reference image of this camera.
See also
–
35.8
Configuring camera permissions, page 214
Control Priorities
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Device Permissions tab >
Control Priorities tab
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or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise Access tab >
> Device Permissions
tab > Control Priorities tab
Control Priorities
Move the appropriate slider to the right to decrease the priority for acquiring PTZ controls and
Bosch Allegiant trunk lines. A user with a high priority can lock the PTZ controls or the control
of a trunk line for users with lower priorities. You set the timeout for locking PTZ control on
the Timeout in min. field. The default setting is 1 minute.
Timeout in min.
Enter the time period in minutes.
See also
–
35.9
Configuring various priorities, page 214
Copy User Group Permissions dialog box
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
>
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
>
Allows you to select user group permissions to be copied to selected user groups.
Copy from:
Displays the selected user group. Its permissions are to be copied to another user group.
Settings to Copy
Select a check box to select the desired user group permissions for copying.
Copy to:
Select a check box to specify the user group where to copy the selected user group
permissions to.
See also
–
35.10
Copying user group permissions, page 215
Decoder Permissions page
Main window > User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Device Permissions tab > Camera
Permissions tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise Access tab >
> Device Permissions
tab > Camera Permissions tab
Allows you to configure the decoders that the users of this group have access to.
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Decoder
Displays the available decoders.
Click the check box to give the user group access to this decoder.
See also
–
35.11
Configuring decoder permissions, page 214
Events and Alarms page
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Device Permissions tab >
Events and Alarms tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise Access tab >
> Device Permissions
tab > Events and Alarms tab
Allows to configure the permissions for the Events Tree, i.e. you set the events the user group
is authorized or not authorized to use.
For each event there is at least one device. For example, for the Video Loss event the available
cameras are the devices. For an event like Backup Finished the corresponding device is Time
Controlled Backup. Hence, a device can be a software process.
1.
Expand a tree item and click the required check boxes for enabling the events. In the
Access column, select the check box of a device to enable the events of this device. The
access to the devices is configured on the Camera page and on the Camera Permissions
page.
2.
To enable or disable all events at once, select or clear the Events and Alarms check box.
See also
–
35.12
Configuring permissions for events and alarms, page 213
LDAP Server Settings dialog box
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Operating Permissions
tab > User Group Properties tab > Settings button
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> Operating
Permissions tab > User Group Properties tab > Settings button
You enter the LDAP server settings that are configured outside of Bosch VMS. You will need
the assistance of your IT administrator who set up the LDAP server for the following entries.
All fields are mandatory except the fields in the Test User / User Group group box.
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LDAP Server:
Type the name of the LDAP server.
Port
Type the port number of the LDAP server (default unencrypted: 389, encrypted: 636)
Secure connection
Select the check box to activate encrypted data transmission.
LDAP basis for user:
Type the unique name (DN = distinguished name) of the LDAP path in which you can search
for a user. Example for a DN of the LDAP
basis:CN=Users,DC=Security,DC=MyCompany,DC=com
Filter for user:
Select a filter used to search for a unique user name. Examples are predefined. Replace
%username% with the actual user name.
LDAP basis for group:
Type the unique name of the LDAP path in which you can search for groups.
Example for a DN of the LDAP basis: CN=Users,DC=Security,DC=MyCompany,DC=com
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Filter for group member search:
Select a filter used to search for a group member.
Examples are predefined. Replace %usernameDN% with the actual user name and his DN.
Proxy User
User name (DN):
Type the unique name of the proxy user. This user is required to allow the users of this
Bosch VMS user group to access the LDAP server.
Password:
Type the proxy user password.
Test
Click to test whether the proxy user has access to the LDAP server.
Test User / User Group
The entries in this group box are not saved after clicking OK. They only serve for testing.
User name:
Type the name of a test user. Omit the DN.
Password:
Type the test user password.
Test User
Click to test whether the combination of user name and password is correct.
Group (DN):
Type the unique group name with which the user is associated.
Test Group
Click to test the association of the user with the group.
Group search filter:
Do not leave this field empty. If there is no entry, you cannot assign an LDAP group to a
Bosch VMS user group.
Select a filter to find a user group.
Examples are predefined.
See also
–
35.13
Configuring LDAP settings, page 210
Credentials page
Main window > User Groups > Enterprise Access tab >
> Device Permissions tab >
Credentials tab
Configure the credentials of an Enterprise Account on a Management Server.
You configure Enterprise Access on each Management Server that is member of your
Enterprise System. The Enterprise Management Server uses this credential to grant access to
the devices of this Management Server for the Operator Client that logs on as a user of an
Enterprise User Group.
Rename the
item as desired. This is the name of the Enterprise Account.
Description:
Type in a description for this Enterprise Account.
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Enter new password: / Confirm password:
Type in and confirm the password for this Management Server.
See also
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35.14
New User Group/Enterprise Account dialog box, page 371
Logical Tree page
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Device Permissions tab >
Camera tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise Access tab >
> Device Permissions
tab > Camera tab
Allows you to configure the Logical Tree for each user group.
Camera
Select a check box to give the users of the selected user group access to the corresponding
devices.
You can recall the access to a camera on the Camera Permissions page.
See also
–
35.15
Configuring permissions for Logical Tree, page 213
Operator Features page
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Operating Permissions tab
> Operator Features tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> Operating
Permissions tab > Operator Features tab
Allows you to configure various permissions for the selected user group.
PTZ control of dome cameras
Select the check box to allow the control of a camera.
Control Priorities page: In the Control Priorities field, you can set the priority for acquiring
the control of a camera.
Allegiant trunk lines
Select the check box to allow accessing Bosch Allegiant trunk lines.
Control Priorities page: In the Control Priorities field, you can set the priority for acquiring
Bosch Allegiant trunk lines.
Print and save video
Select the check box to allow printing and saving video data.
Alarm processing
Select the check box to allow alarm processing.
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Interrupt the Windows Screen Saver for incoming alarms
Select the check box to ensure that an incoming alarm is displayed even when the screen
saver is active. If the screen saver requires a user name and password for being interrupted,
this setting has no effect.
Alarm display
Select the check box to allow alarm display. If you select this option, the Alarm processing is
deactivated simultaneously.
Playback
Select the check box to allow various playback features.
Export video
Select the check box to allow exporting video data.
Export MOV / ASF video
Select the check box to allow exporting video data in ASF and MOV format.
Protect video
Select the check box to allow protecting video data.
Unprotect video
Select the check box to allow both protecting and unprotecting video data.
Notice!
Configure the permissions for restricting and unrestricting or a user account on your DIVAR
AN device as required. Create a user in Bosch VMS with the same credentials and configure
the permissions for restricting and unrestricting accordingly.
Display of restricted video is not affected and must be configured separately.
Restrict video
Select the check box to allow restricting video data.
Unrestrict video
Select the check box to allow both restricting and unrestricting video data.
Delete video
Select the check box to allow deleting video data.
Access to video that has been recorded in periods when the user group has not been
allowed to log on
Select the check box to allow accessing the described video data.
Logbook access
Select the check box to allow accessing the Logbook.
Operator event buttons
Select the check box to allow user event buttons in the Operator Client.
Close Operator Client
Select the check box to allow closing the Operator Client.
Minimize Operator Client
Select the check box to allow minimizing the Operator Client.
Audio Intercom
Select the check box to allow the user to speak on the loudspeakers of an encoder with audioin and audio-out function.
Manual Alarm Recording
Select the check box to allow manual alarm recording.
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Access VRM Monitor
Select the check box to allow access to the VRM Monitor software.
Set reference image
Select the check box to allow updating the reference image in the Operator Client.
Set area selection for reference image
Select the check box to allow selecting the area in the camera image for updating the
reference image in the Operator Client.
Change password
Select the check box to allow a user of Operator Client to change the password for logging on.
Arm intrusion panel areas
Select the check box to allow a user of Operator Client to arm areas configured in an intrusion
panel that is part of your Bosch VMS configuration.
Force arm intrusion panel areas
Select the check box to allow a user of Operator Client to force the arming of areas configured
in an intrusion panel that is part of your Bosch VMS configuration.
Disarm intrusion panel areas
Select the check box to allow a user of Operator Client to disarm areas configured in an
intrusion panel that is part of your Bosch VMS configuration.
Silence bells for intrusion panel areas
Select the check box to allow a user of Operator Client to switch off alarm sirens of areas
configured in an intrusion panel that is part of your Bosch VMS configuration.
Bypass intrusion panel points
Select the check box to allow a user of Operator Client to change the state of a point
configured in an intrusion panel to the Point bypassed state. A bypassed point cannot send an
alarm. When the state is changed back to Point unbypassed, a pending alarm is sent if
available
Unlock intrusion panel doors
Select the check box to allow a user of Operator Client to unlock a door configured in an
intrusion panel.
Secure and unsecure intrusion panel doors
Select the check box to allow a user of Operator Client to secure and unsecure a door
configured in an intrusion panel.
Cycle intrusion panel doors
Select the check box to allow a user of Operator Client to cycle a door configured in an
intrusion panel.
Display order in case of same alarm priority
Select the appropriate value to configure the order of Alarm Image panes in the Alarm Display
of the Operator Client.
Instant playback rewind time:
Enter the number of seconds for the duration of instant playback.
Repeat alarm audio:
Select the check box and enter the number of seconds after an alarm sound is repeated.
Limit access to recorded video to the last n minutes:
Select the check box to limit the access to recorded videos.
In the list, enter the number of minutes.
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Enforce automatic Operator logoff after this time of inactivity:
Select the check box to enable the automatic logoff of Operator Client after the configured
time period.
See also
35.16
–
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Configuring operating permissions, page 212
Priorities page
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Operating Permissions
tab > Priorities tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> Operating
Permissions tab > Priorities tab
Allows you to configure the timeout for explicit PTZ locking. You can set the priorities for PTZ
control and the display of incoming alarms.
Automatic Popup Behavior
Move the slider to adjust the priority value of Live Image window or Playback Image window.
This value is required for incoming alarms to decide whether this alarm is automatically
displayed in the Alarm Image window.
For example: If you move the slider for Live Image window to 50 and for the Playback Display
to 70 and an alarm comes in with a priority of 60, the alarm is only automatically displayed if
the user has Playback Display active. The alarm is not automatically displayed when the user
has Live Display active.
See also
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35.17
Configuring various priorities, page 214
User Interface page
Main window >
User Groups > User Groups tab >
> Operating Permissions tab
> User Interface tab
or
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> Operating
Permissions tab > User Interface tab
Allows you to configure the user interface of 4 monitors used by Operator Client.
Control Monitor
Select the control monitor which displays Live Mode only.
Alarm Monitor
Select the alarm monitor which can display either Live and Alarm Mode or only Alarm Mode.
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In the corresponding list, select the required entry.
The following entries are available:
–
Live only Image window
–
Map and document window
–
Two map and document windows
–
Fullscreen Live Image window
–
Quad Live Image window
Image panes aspect ratio
For each monitor select the required aspect ratio for the initial startup of Operator Client. Use
16:9 for HD cameras.
Save settings when shutting down
Select the check box to activate that the system remembers the last state of the user interface
when the user logs off from the Operator Client. If the check box is not selected, the
Operator Client starts always with the configured user interface.
Restore Default
Click to restore the default settings of this page.
Load Custom Layout
Click to import an XML file with user interface settings.
Unload Custom Layout
Click to display a dialog box for unloading imported interface settings.
See also
–
35.18
Configuring user interface settings, page 212
Server Access page
Main window >
User Groups > Enterprise User Group tab >
> Server Access
tab
You configure the server access on an Enterprise Management Server.
You enter the name of the Enterprise Account and its password for each Management Server
of your Enterprise System. This account is configured on each Management Server.
Management Server
Displays the name of the Management Server that you configured on this Enterprise
Management Server.
Management Server
Displays the name of the Management Server that has been added to the Server List
(Main window >
Devices > Enterprise System > Server List / Address Book).
Private Network Address
Displays the private IP address or DNS name of the Management Server.
Public Network Address
Displays the public IP address or DNS name of the Management Server.
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Server Number
Displays the number of the Management Server. This number is used by an IntuiKey keyboard
to select the desired Management Server.
Access
Click to check when you want to grant access to the Management Server. This Management
Server is now an Enterprise Management Server.
Enterprise Account
Type in the name of the Enterprise Account that has been configured on the Management
Server.
Enterprise Account Password
Click to display a dialog box for typing in the password of the Enterprise Account that has
been configured on the Management Server.
Server Description
Displays the descriptive text for this server.
Further columns are displayed if they have been added to the Server List.
See also
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Creating a group or account, page 209
–
Creating an Enterprise System , page 114
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Configuring the Server List for Enterprise System, page 119
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Troubleshooting
This chapter contains information on how to handle known problems using Bosch VMS
Configuration Client.
Problems after updating Bosch Video Management System
Issue
Cause
Solution
The NVR does not record
The connection between NVR
Reestablish the connection
after updating Bosch Video
and Management Server was
between NVR and
Management System.
lost after the update. The
Management Server.
update can potentially have
changed the Bosch VMS
database on the Management
Server. The NVR must “know”
these changes.
Problems during installation
Issue
Cause
Solution
Setup displays wrong
The Windows language
Configuring the desired
characters.
settings are not correct.
language in Windows, page
389
Setup stops with a message
OPC Server files cannot be
Uninstall OPC Core
that OPC Server cannot be
overwritten.
Components Redistributable
installed.
and restart Bosch VMS Setup.
The software cannot be
Start Control Panel > Add/
uninstalled by executing
Remove Programs and
Setup.
uninstall Bosch VMS.
Problems immediately after starting the application
Issue
Cause
Solution
Bosch VMS displays the
Windows is not switched to
Configuring the language of
wrong language.
the desired language.
Configuration Client, page 100
or
Configuring the language of
Operator Client, page 100
The logon dialog box of
Although you have changed
Configuring the desired
Operator Client shows the
the language for
language in Windows, page
wrong language.
Operator Client in
389
Configuration Client, the
language for the logon dialog
box of Operator Client
depends on the Windows
language.
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Problems with display language
Issue
Cause
Solution
Some display texts in
The OS language of the
Do not change this.
Configuration Client or
computer where the
Operator Client are in a
Management Server is
foreign language, usually
installed, is often English.
English.
Hence, when the Bosch VMS
database is generated on this
computer, many display texts
are created in English. They
remain unchanged regardless
of the Windows language of
an Operator Client computer.
To avoid such language
discrepancies, install
Management Server software
on a computer with the
desired Windows interface
language.
Problems with Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
Issue
Cause
Solution
The Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
The connection to the
Reestablishing the connection
triggers an alarm and the
workstation is lost. Either the to a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard,
softkey display displays Off
cable is damaged or
Line.
unplugged, or the workstation
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has been reset.
Problems with the settings in the recording control of your soundcard
Issue
Cause
Solution
Feedbacks occur when using
In the recording control of
Change the setting in the
a microphone for Intercom
your soundcard the
configuration file of
functionality.
microphone must be
Operator Client to
selected, not the stereo mix
microphone.
(or something else).
Operator Client checks its
configuration file during
startup and changes the
settings in the recording
control accordingly. This
configuration file contains a
default entry which might not
match your system
configuration. This setting is
restored during each start of
Operator Client.
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Crashing Configuration Client
Issue
Cause
Solution
Configuration Client crashes.
If there are many cameras
See Reducing the number of
configured in an Allegiant file
Allegiant cameras, page 389.
which are not connected to
Bosch Video Management
System, you can reduce this
number. This avoids
unnecessary system load.
Crashing Operator Client
Issue
Cause
Solution
Operator Client crashes.
DiBos Web client is installed
Uninstall the DiBos Web
and has been started on the
client.
computer where Operator
Client is installed.
36.1
Configuring the desired language in Windows
If you want to change the display language for the setup of Bosch VMS, you must switch the
language in your Windows. For activating the language settings the computer is restarted after
performing the following steps.
To configure the desired language:
1.
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Regional and Language Options.
2.
Click the Advanced tab, under Language for non-Unicode programs, select the desired
language.
3.
Click OK.
4.
In each of the next message boxes, click Yes.
Your computer is restarted.
36.2
Reestablishing the connection to a Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
1.
Plug in the cable again or wait until the workstation is online.
The Off Line message disappears.
2.
36.3
Press the Terminal softkey to enter Bosch VMS.
Reducing the number of Allegiant cameras
You need the Allegiant Master Control Software to edit the Allegiant file.
To reduce the number of Allegiant cameras:
1.
Start the Master Control Software.
2.
Open the Allegiant file.
3.
Click the Camera tab.
4.
Mark the cameras that are not required.
5.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
6.
Save the file. The file size remains unchanged.
7.
Repeat the last step for monitors that you do not need. Click the Monitors tab.
8.
Import this file in Bosch Video Management System (see Adding a device manually, page
155).
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Bosch Video Management System
Used ports
This section lists for all components of Bosch VMS the ports that must be open within a LAN.
Do not open these ports to the Internet! For operation via Internet use secure connections like
VPN or Remote Access.
Each table lists the local ports that must be open on the computer where the server is
installed or on the router/level 3 switch that is connected to the hardware.
On a Windows 7 Firewall, configure an Inbound Rule for each open port.
Allow all outgoing connections for all Bosch VMS software applications.
Example for a simple Inbound Rule in Windows 7 Firewall
Management Server / Enterprise Management Server ports
Server
Protocol Inbound ports Client (Requester)
Remark
TCP
.NET Remoting
(Listener)
Management
5390
Server
Management
Operator Client, Configuration Client,
Bosch VMS SDK Application
TCP
5392
Server
Operator Client, Configuration Client,
WCF,
Mobile Video Service
gateway.push.apple.co
m
Management
TCP
5395
Configuration Client, Operator Client
Server
User preferences, File
transfer
Video Recording Manager ports
Server
Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
Remark
TCP
1756
Management Server,
via RCP+
(Listener)
VRM
Configuration Client
VRM
UDP
1757
Management Server, Operator Client
Scan Target
VRM
UDP
1800
Management Server, Operator Client
Multicast Network
Scan Target
VRM
TCP
80
Operator Client
VRM playback via http
VRM
TCP
443
Operator Client
VRM playback via https
VRM
TCP
5364, 5365
Operator Client
VRM eXport Wizard
(project version)
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Mobile Video Service ports
Server
Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
Remark
TCP
80
Management Server, Operator Client,
Access via http
(Listener)
Mobile Video
Service
Configuration Client, HTML Client,
Mobile Apps
Mobile Video
TCP
443
Service
Management Server, Operator Client,
Access via https
Configuration Client, HTML Client,
Mobile Apps
Mobile Video
TCP
2195
Apple Push Notification
Mac iOS
UDP
1064-65535
Encoder, VRM
TCP
5382
Mobile Video Service mobile provider
Media stream
TCP
5385
Mobile Video Service mobile provider
Media stream
TCP
5383
Operator Client
Media stream
TCP
5384
HTML Client, Mobile Apps
Media stream
Service
Mobile Video
Service
Mobile Video
Service
transcoder
Mobile Video
Service
transcoder
Mobile Video
Service
Bosch VMS
provider
Mobile Video
Service mobile
provider
iSCSI Storage System ports
Configure port forwarding at the connected router for this device.
Server
Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
TCP
3260
Encoder, VRM,
Remark
(Listener)
iSCSI storage
system
Configuration Client
Bosch Video Streaming Gateway ports
Server
Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
TCP
8756-8762
VRM, Management Server,
Remark
(Listener)
Bosch Video
Streaming
Configuration Client
Gateway
Bosch Video
TCP
1756
VRM Configuration Client
via RCP+
Streaming
Gateway
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Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
Remark
TCP
1757
VRM Configuration Client
Scan Target
TCP
1758
VRM Configuration Client
Scan Response
TCP
1800
VRM Configuration Client
Multicast Network
(Listener)
Bosch Video
Streaming
Gateway
Bosch Video
Streaming
Gateway
Bosch Video
Streaming
Scan Target
Gateway
Bosch Video
UDP
1064-65535
Encoder, VRM
Streaming
Gateway
ONVIF camera ports
Configure port forwarding at the connected router for this device.
Server
Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
Remark
TCP
80
Management Server, VSG,
Access via http
(Listener)
ONVIF camera
Configuration Client,
Operator Client
ONVIF camera
RTSP
554
Management Server, VSG,
Configuration Client,
Operator Client
Bosch VMS Operator Client / Cameo SDK ports
Server
Protocol
Inbound
Client (Requester)
Remark
5394
Bosch VMS SDK Application, BIS
.NET Remoting
Operator Client UDP
1024-65535
Encoder, VRM
Operator Client TCP
443
Encoder
(Listener)
ports
Operator Client TCP
Remote access,
encrypted live view
Encoder ports
Configure port forwarding at the connected router for this device.
Server
Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
Remark
TCP
1756
Decoder, Management Server, VRM,
via RCP+
(Listener)
Encoder
Operator Client, Configuration Client,
Bosch VMS SDK Application
Encoder
UDP
1757
Decoder, Management Server,
Scan Target
Operator Client
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Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
Remark
UDP
1758
Decoder, Management Server,
Scan Response
(Listener)
Encoder
Operator Client
Encoder
Encoder
UDP
TCP
1800
80
Decoder, Management Server,
Multicast Network
Operator Client
Scan Target
Operator Client, Bosch VMS SDK
Access via http
Application, VSG
Encoder
TCP
443
Operator Client, Bosch VMS SDK
Access via https
Application, VSG
Bosch VMS Decoder ports
Configure port forwarding at the connected router for this device.
Server
Protocol
(Listener)
Decoder
Inbound
Client (Requester)
Remark
Management Server, Operator Client,
via RCP+
ports
TCP
1756
Configuration Client, Bosch VMS SDK
Application
Decoder
UDP
1757
Management Server, Operator Client
Scan Target
Decoder
UDP
1758
Management Server, Operator Client
Scan Response
Decoder
UDP
1800
Management Server, Operator Client
Multicast Network
Scan Target
Decoder
TCP
80
Operator Client
Access via http
Decoder
TCP
443
Operator Client
Access via https
Decoder
UDP
1024-65535
Encoder
DiBos/BRS ports
Server
Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
Remark
TCP
808
Management Server,
Web Service
Configuration Client
For DiBos v. 8.7 a
(Listener)
DiBos 8.7 /
BRS 8.10
patch is needed.
Alternative:
DiBos / BRS
TCP
135
Operator Client, Management
DCOM, used when
Server, Configuration Client
Web Service does not
work or the used DiBos
version does not
support Web Service
Firewall must be
disabled
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Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
Remark
UDP
135
Operator Client, Management
DCOM, used when
Server, Configuration Client
Web Service does not
(Listener)
DiBos / BRS
work or the used DiBos
version does not
support Web Service
Firewall must be
disabled
DVR ports
Configure port forwarding at the connected router for this device.
Server
Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
Remark
TCP
80
Management Server,
Access via http
(Listener)
DVR
Configuration Client,
Operator Client
Barco Monitor Wall
Server
Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
Remark
TCP
1756
Management Server,
via RCP+
(Listener)
Barco
Monitor Wall
Operator Client,
Configuration Client,
Bosch VMS SDK Application
Barco
UDP
1757
Monitor Wall
Barco
Scan Target
Operator Client
UDP
1758
Monitor Wall
Barco
Management Server,
Management Server,
Scan Response
Operator Client
UDP
1800
Monitor Wall
Management Server,
Multicast Network
Operator Client
Scan Target
VIDOS
Server
Protocol
Inbound ports
Client (Requester)
Remark
VIDOS
TCP
1756
Encoder, Configuration Client
via RCP+
VIDOS
TCP
1757
Encoder
Scan Target
VIDOS
TCP
1758
Encoder
Scan Response
VIDOS
TCP
1800
Encoder
Multicast Network
(Listener)
Scan Target
36.5
Enabling logging for ONVIF events
You can enable logging for ONVIF events for example when you encounter problems with
receiving Bosch VMS events. Logging then helps you to find the issue.
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To enable logging:
1.
Open the file %programfiles(x86)%\Bosch\VMS\AppData\Server\CentralServer
\BVMSLogCfg.xml in an appropriate editor, for example Notepad. Run the Notepad
application as administrator.
2.
Navigate to the line containing the following string:
Add logging for onvif events of a device by network address
The commented lines contain a brief explanation.
3.
As the logger name, type in OnvifEvents.<Networkaddress>.
Type in only OnvifEvents to log the events for all ONVIF devices.
4.
As level value, type in DEBUG for all incoming and outgoing events.
Type in INFO for all outgoing events.
Type in WARN or ERROR to disable.
The following lines show an example for logging the events from device 172.11.122.22 with all
outgoing and incoming events:
<logger name="OnvifEvents.172.11.122.22" additivity="false">
<level value = "DEBUG"/>
<appender-ref ref="OnvifRollingFileAppender"/>
</logger>
See also
–
Configuring ONVIF events, page 152
–
ONVIF events, page 61
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Glossary
802.1x
ANR
The IEEE 802.1x standard provides a general
Automated Network Replenishment. Integrated
method for authentication and authorization in
process that copies missing video data from a
IEEE-802 networks. Authentication is carried out
video transceiver to the network video recorder
via the authenticator, which checks the
after a network failure. The copied video data
transmitted authentication information using an
exactly fills the gap that occurred after the
authentication server (see RADIUS server) and
network failure. Hence the transceiver needs any
approves or denies access to the offered services
kind of local storage. The recording capacity on
(LAN, VLAN or WLAN) accordingly.
this local storage is calculated with the following
formula: (network bandwidth x estimated network
Activation Key
downtime + safety margin) x (1 + 1/backup
Number that the user must enter to activate the
speed). The resulting recording capacity is
purchased licenses. You receive the Activation Key
required because the continuous recording must
after entering the Authorization Number in the
continue during the copy process.
Bosch Security System Software License
area
Manager.
A group of detection devices connected to the
alarm
security system.
Event that is configured to create an alarm. This is
a particular situation (motion detected, doorbell
ASF
rung, signal lost, etc.) that requires immediate
Advanced Systems Format; Microsoft Windows
attention. An alarm can display live video,
media audio and video format.
playback video, an action plan, a web page, or a
ATM
map.
Automatic Teller Machine
Alarm Image window
Authorization Number
Image window for displaying one or more Alarm
Number that you find in the Authorization Letter.
Image panes.
You must enter the Authorization Number in the
Alarm List
Bosch Security System Software License manager
Window in Bosch Video Management System used
to obtain the Activation Key. Additionally you must
to display a list of active alarms.
enter the computer signature.
Allegiant
B-frame
Bosch family of analog matrix switching systems.
Bidirectional frame. Part of a video compression
method.
analog monitor group
A set of analog monitors connected to decoders.
The analog monitor group can be used for alarm
processing in a given physical area. For example,
an installation with three physically separated
control rooms might have three monitor groups.
The monitors in an analog monitor group are
logically configured into rows and columns and
can be set to full-screen or quad view.
Building Integration System
bookmark
Used for storing a time period of live or recorded
video. This allows for tagging particular scenes for
later investigation. Additionally you can share your
investigation results with other users by exporting
a bookmark.
analytics viewer
Bosch ATM/POS Bridge
External application that is used for displaying
video analytics alarms in Operator Client.
BIS
Receives string via serial cable / COM interface
and forwards these strings via Ethernet cable
(TCP/IP). The strings are usually POS data or
transactions from ATMs.
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event occurs and the configured debounce time
Bosch Recording Station. Video recording and
starts. During this time another System Info event
management software.
occurs. This System Info event is not accepted as
a new event. Example 2 deals with events creating
CCL emulation
Emulation of the Command Console Language
used for controlling an Allegiant matrix. You can
use this set of commands to switch a Bosch VMS
IP camera / encoder to a Bosch VMS IP decoder.
You cannot control old analog cameras or the
different states with the same priority: A Motion
Detected event occurs and the configured
debounce time starts. During this time, the
Motion Stopped event with the same priority
occurs. The Motion Stopped event is not accepted
as a new event. Example 3 also deals with events
Allegiant matrix itself directly.
creating different states with the same priority:
Command Script
The state of a virtual input is on. The state
Macro, that the administrator can program to
priorities for both state changes are identical. At a
build an automatic action like positioning a PTZ
specific point in time, the virtual input is switched
camera or send E-mails. For that functionality
off, the debounce time is started. During this
Bosch Video Management System provides a
debounce time the virtual input is switched on.
specific set of commands. Command Scripts are
This state change is not accepted as a new event
divided into Client Scripts and Server Scripts.
because it has the same priority. After the
Client Scripts are used on client workstations to
debounce time has elapsed, the virtual input is in
execute certain tasks that can run on a client
another state. The switch-on gets the time stamp
workstation. Server Scripts are executed
of the end of the debounce time and no new
automatically by an event that was triggered in the
debounce time starts. Example 4 deals with
system. They get arguments provided by the event
events with different priorities creating different
like date and time. A Command Script can consist
states: The Motion Detected event occurs and the
of several scriptlets. You can create a Command
configured debounce time starts. During this time
Script using the following scripting languages: C#,
the Motion Stopped event with a higher priority
VB.Net. Command Scripts are executed in
occurs. The Motion Stopped event is accepted as
response to events or alarms automatically
a new event but the debounce time does not start
according to a schedule (Server Scripts only),
again. Example 5 also deals with events with
manually from the Logical Tree, or manually from
different priorities creating different states: The
icons or on maps.
state of a virtual input is off. The state priority for
switched on is "5", for switched off is "2". At a
Compound Event
Combination of different events. The combination
uses Boolean expressions, i.e. AND and OR. You
can combine only state changes, for example the
change of a connection state to disconnected or
the activation of a schedule.
specific point in time, the virtual input is switched
on (prio "5"), the debounce time is started. During
this debounce time the virtual input is switched
off (prio "2"). This state change is accepted as a
new event because it has a higher priority. The
debounce time of the first switch-on is continued.
debounce time
Further state changes are not accepted during
Time period starting with the occurrence of an
event. During this time period usually no other
event of the same type is accepted. This prevents
for example that a switching sensor creates a
large number of events. For events with several
states, you can configure a different priority
this debounce time.
decoder
Changes a digital stream to an analog stream, e.g.,
to display digital video on a analog monitor.
Device Family
setting for each state. The following examples
Bosch encoders / IP cameras can belong to one of
help you in getting a deeper understanding of the
the following device families: Device Family 1,
concept of debounce time. Example 1 deals with
Device Family 2, Device Family 3. Devices of
events creating the same state: The System Info
Device Family 1 can only record stream 1. Devices
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of Device Family 2 can record stream 1 or stream
on, again a second dialog box for logging on is
2. Devices of Device Family 3 can record stream 1,
displayed. In this dialog box, a second user must
stream 2 or I-Frame only.
log on. If not, user B cannot start the Operator
Client.
Device Tree
Hierarchical list of all the available devices in the
system.
dual streaming
Dual streaming allows an incoming data stream to
be encoded simultaneously according to two
dewarping
The use of software to convert a circular image
from a fisheye lens with radial distortion to a
rectilinear image for normal viewing (dewarping is
the correction of distortion).
different, individually configured settings. This
creates two data streams: one for live and preevent recording, the other for continuous, motion,
and alarm recording.
duplex
DNS
Domain Name System. A DNS server converts a
URL (www.myDevice.com, for example) into an IP
address on networks that use the TCP/IP
Term used to define the direction of data
transmission between two parties. Half-duplex
allows data transmission in both directions but
not simultaneously. Full-duplex allows
protocol.
simultaneous data transmission.
DTP
DVR
A DTP device (Data Transform Processor)
transforms serial data of ATM devices to a defined
data format and sends these data via Ethernet to
Digital Video Recorder
dwell time
Bosch VMS. You must ensure that a
Preset amount of time a camera is displayed in an
transformation filter is set on the DTP device. This
Image window until the next camera is displayed
task is performed with a separate software from
during a camera sequence.
the manufacturer of the DTP device.
DWF
dual authorization
Design Web Format. Used to display technical
Security policy that requires two different users to
log on to the Operator Client. Both the users must
be member of a normal Bosch Video Management
System user group. This user group (or these user
groups if the users are members of different user
groups) must be part of a dual authorization
group. A dual authorization group has its own
access rights within Bosch Video Management
System. This dual authorization group should have
more access rights than the normal user group
that the user belongs to. Example: User A is
drawings on a computer monitor.
DynDNS
Dynamic Domain Name System. A DNS host
service that holds IP addresses ready in a
database. Dynamic DNS allows you to connect to
the device via the Internet using the host name of
the device. See DNS.
Edge dewarping
Dewarping performed in the camera itself.
Encoder
member of a user group called Group A. User B is
member of Group B. Additionally a dual
authorization group is configured with Group A
and Group B as members. For the users of Group
A, dual authorization is optional, for users of
Group B it is mandatory. When user A logs on, a
second dialog box for confirming the logon is
displayed. In this dialog box, a second user can
Changes an analog stream to a digital stream, e.g.,
to integrate analog cameras in a digital system like
Bosch Video Management System. Some encoders
can have a local storage like a flash card, a USB
hard disk, or they can store their video data on
iSCSI devices. IP cameras have an encoder built
in.
log on if he is available. If not, user A can continue
and start the Operator Client. He then has only
the access rights of Group A. When user B logs
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face detection
Enterprise Access is a feature of Bosch VMS
Face detection is a software process that detects
which consists of one or more Enterprise
a face in a video image.
Accounts. Each Enterprise Account contains
face recognition
device permissions to devices of a particular
Face recognition is a software process that
Management Server.
compares a video image of a face with the faces
Enterprise Account
stored in database. In case of a match, a message
Enterprise Account is an authorization that
is issued.
enables a user of Operator Client to connect to
the devices of a Management Server being part of
an Enterprise System. In an Enterprise Account,
all permissions for the devices of this
Failover VRM
Software in the Bosch VMS environment. Takes
over the task of the assigned Primary VRM or
Secondary VRM in case of failure.
Management Server are configured. Operator
GSM
Client can simultaneously connect to all
Management Server computers that are part of
Global System for Mobile Communication.
this Enterprise System. This access is either
Standard for digital mobile phones.
controlled by the membership to an Enterprise
User Group, and is controlled by the device
permissions configured in the Enterprise Account
for this Management Server.
H.264
Standard for encoding (compressing) digital audio
and video for multimedia applications. This
standard includes different profiles that can be
Enterprise Management Server
manufacturer-dependent. The following profiles
Enterprise Management Server is a Bosch VMS
are available: Baseline, Baseline+, Main Profile.
Management Server hosting the configuration of
Baseline (not used in Bosch Video Management
Enterprise User groups. You need one or more
System) supports 2 CIF. Baseline+ supports 4 CIF
Enterprise User Groups referring to one or more
and provides a better image quality than Baseline.
servers computers. The roles of Enterprise
Main Profile supports 4 CIF and provides a high
Management Server and Management Server can
efficient compression algorithm called CABAC
be combined in one configuration.
(Context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding). This
serves for high quality encoding for storage.
Enterprise System
Enterprise System is a feature of Bosch Video
Hot spot
Management System that allows a user of
Mouse sensitive icon on a map. Hot spots are
Operator Client to access multiple Management
configured in Configuration Client. Hot spots can
Server computers simultaneously.
be for example cameras, relays, inputs. The
operator uses it for localizing and selecting a
Enterprise User Group
device in a building. If configured, hot spots can
Enterprise User Group is a user group that is
configured on an Enterprise Management Server.
Enterprise User Group defines the users that are
authorized to access multiple Management Server
display a blinking background color when a
specific state event occurs.
I-frame
computers simultaneously. Defines the operating
Intra frame. Part of a video compression method.
permissions available for these users.
Contains the information of a complete image,
unlike P- or B-frames that contain information of
Event
A circumstance or state that is linked to an alarm
and/or an action. Events can arise from many
sources such as cameras, archivers, directories,
the changes compared to the previous or next
frame.
Image pane
digital inputs, etc. They can include start-
Used for displaying live and recorded video of a
recording states, loss of signal states, disk full
single camera, a map, or an HTML file.
messages, user logons, digital input triggers, etc.
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Image pane bar
iSCSI terminology, the server providing storage
resources is called an iSCSI target, while the
Toolbar of an Image pane.
client connecting to the server and accessing the
Image window
resources of the server is called iSCSI initiator.
Container for Image panes, structured by an
JPEG
Image window pattern.
Joint Photographic Expert Group
Instant playback
Plays the recorded image of the selected camera
JPEG
in an Image pane on the live screen. The start time
Joint Photographic Experts Group. Encoding
(number of seconds in the past, or rewind time)
process for still images.
can be configured.
LDAP
Intelligent Tracking
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. Network
Intelligent Tracking is a software process running
protocol running over TCP / IP that allows
on a camera that allows the camera to follow a
accessing directories. A directory can be for
selected object.
example a list of user groups and their access
rights. Bosch Video Management System uses it to
Intercom functionality
Used to talk on the loudspeakers of an encoder.
This encoder must have audio-in and audio-out.
The Intercom functionality can be granted per
user group.
get access to the same user groups as MS
Windows or another enterprise user management
system.
Live Mode
intrusion control panel
Logbook
Generic name for the core device in a Bosch
intrusion (burglary) security system. Keypads,
Container for logging all events in Bosch Video
modules, detectors, and other devices connect to
Management System.
the control panel.
Logical number
IPS
Logical numbers are unique IDs assigned to each
Images per second. Number of video images
device in the system for ease of reference. Logical
transmitted or recorded per second.
numbers are only unique within a particular device
type. Typical use of logical numbers are Command
IQN
iSCSI Qualified Name. The initiator name in IQN
format is used for provisioning addresses for both
Scripts.
Logical Tree
iSCSI initiators and targets. With IQN mapping
Tree with a customized structure of all the
you create an initiator group that controls the
devices. The Logical Tree is used in the Operator
access to the LUNs on an iSCSI target and you
Client to select cameras and other devices. In the
write the initiator names of each encoder and the
Configuration Client, the "Full Logical Tree" is
VRM into this initiator group. Only the devices
configured (on the Maps and Structure page) and
whose initiator names are added to an initiator
tailored for each user group (on the User Groups
group are permitted to access a LUN. See LUN
page).
and see iSCSI.
LUN
iSCSI
Logical Unit Number. Used in the iSCSI
Internet Small Computer System Interface.
environment to address an individual disk drive or
Protocol that manages storage via a TCP/IP
a virtual partition (volume). The partition is part of
network. iSCSI enables access to stored data
a RAID disk array (the iSCSI target).
from everywhere in the network. Especially with
the advent of Gigabit Ethernet, it has become
Management Server
Bosch VMS server managing devices.
affordable to attach iSCSI storage servers simply
as remote hard disks to a computer network. In
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Master Control Software
deployment is used for updating the Operator
Software used as interface between Bosch Video
Clients from the Management Server. The update
Management System and an Allegiant device.
takes place if a new version is stored on the
Version 2.8 or greater is used.
Management Server and when each user is
logging on to the Operator Client. If you work with
MHT
one Operator Client against multiple Management
Also called 'Web Archive'. File format that can
Server computers, no-touch deployment uses only
save all HTML and image files of an Internet site in
the software version stored on the Management
one file. To avoid problems we recommend to
Server where the Operator Client has last logged
create MHT files with Internet Explorer 7.0 or
on successfully. When you try to log on to another
higher only.
Management Server with a different application
Mirrored VRM
version, this one displays the Management Server
Software in the Bosch VMS environment. Special
as not online because the software versions do
case of a Secondary VRM. Ensures that the
not match.
recording performed by a Primary VRMs is
number plate detection
additionally and simultaneously performed to
Number plate detection is a software process that
another iSCSI target with the same recording
detects a number plate in a video image. This is
settings.
for example used to count cars on a highway.
MOV
number plate recognition
File extension of the default video format used by
Number plate recognition is a software process
QuickTime Player from Apple.
that compares a video image of a number plate
MPEG-4
with a list of number plates stored in a database.
In case of a match, message is issued.
Motion Picture Expert Group. Standard for
encoding (compressing) digital audio and video
NVR
for multimedia applications.
Bosch Network Video Recorder; computer in the
MSS
Bosch Video Management System storing audio
Maximum Segment Size. The largest amount of
and video data, acting as Failover NVR, or as
data, specified in bytes, that a computer or
Redundant NVR. This NVR is different from the
communications device can handle in a single,
VIDOS NVR which can be integrated in Bosch
unfragmented piece.
Video Management System.
OID
Multicast
Communication between a single transceiver and
Object Identifier. Term in the SNMP environment.
multiple receivers on a network by distribution of
Determines a MIB variable.
a single data stream on the network to a number
of receivers in a defined group. Requirement for
multicast operation is a multicast compliant
network with implementation of the UDP protocol
and the IGMP protocol.
ONVIF
Open Network Video Interface Forum. Global
standard for network video products. ONVIF
conformant devices are able to exchange live
video, audio, metadata, and control information
Network monitoring
and ensure that they are automatically discovered
Measurement of network related values and
and connected to network applications such as
evaluation of these values against configurable
video management systems.
thresholds.
Operator Client
No-touch deployment
Component of Bosch Video Management System
Method for automatic downloading, installing and
that provides the user interface for system
running .NET applications without changing the
monitoring and operation.
registry or shared system components. With
Bosch Video Management System, no-touch
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Port mapping
Computer in the Bosch Video Management
Port mapping allows remote computers to
System environment for viewing live and playback
connect to a specific computer or service within a
video and for configuration tasks. Operator Client
private local area network (LAN).
is installed on this computer.
POS
OSD
Point of sale.
On-screen Display: Menus are shown on the
Primary VRM
display monitor.
Synonym for VRM.
Panoramic camera
PTZ camera
Camera with a 360° or 180° view angle.
Camera with pan, tilt, and zoom function.
P-frame
RADIUS server
Predicted frame. Part of a video compression
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service: a
method.
client/server protocol for the authentication,
point
authorization and accounting of users with dial-up
A detection device connected to the security
connections on a computer network. RADIUS is
system. Points show on the keypad individually
the de-facto standard for central authentication of
and with custom text. The text might describe a
dial-up connections via Modem, ISDN, VPN,
single door, motion sensor, smoke detector, or an
Wireless LAN (see 802.1x) and DSL.
protected space such as UPSTAIRS or GARAGE.
Port
RAID
Redundant array of independent disks. Used for
1) On computer and telecommunication devices, a
organizing two or more hard disks as if they were
port (noun) is generally a specific place for being
one drive. On such a drive data is shared or
physically connected to some other device,
replicated. This is used to achieve greater
usually with a socket and plug of some kind.
capacity, reliability, and speed.
Typically, a personal computer is provided with
one or more serial ports and usually one parallel
port. 2) In programming, a port (noun) is a "logical
RCP
Remote Control Protocol
Recording Schedule
connection place" and specifically, using the
Internet protocol, TCP/IP, the way a client
Used for scheduling recording and for scheduling
program specifies a particular server program on a
some events like starting backup or limiting log
computer in a network. Higher-level applications
on. Recording Schedules cannot have gaps or
that use TCP/IP such as the Web protocol,
overlaps. It also determines the video recording
Hypertext Transfer Protocol, have ports with
quality.
preassigned numbers. These are known as "wellknown ports" that have been assigned by the
Reference image
A reference image is continuously compared with
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
the current video image. If the current video
Other application processes are given port
numbers dynamically for each connection. When a
service (server program) initially is started, it is
said to bind to its designated port number. As any
client program wants to use that server, it also
must request to bind to the designated port
image in the marked areas differs from the
reference image, an alarm is triggered. This allows
you to detect tampering that would otherwise not
be detected, for example if the camera is turned.
Remote access
number. Port numbers are from 0 to 65535. Ports
Remote access allows to connect different private
1 to 1023 are reserved for use by certain
networks to public networks. Multiple networks
privileged services. For the HTTP service, port 80
with private (local) network addresses can be
is defined as a default and it does not have to be
accessed simultaneously or sequentially by
specified in the Uniform Resource Locator (URL).
Operator Client computers via public interfaces
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(routers). Task of the router is to translate the
Server Lookup
incoming public network traffic to the
Access method for a user of Configuration Client
corresponding private network address. The users
or Operator Client to sequentially connect to
of Operator Client can access Management Server
multiple system access points. A system access
or Enterprise Management Server and their
point can be a Management Server or an
devices via remote access.
Enterprise Management Server.
Rewind time
Skimming
Number of seconds in the past when an Image
Sabotage of a foyer card reader. A skimming
pane is switched to instant playback.
device reads the card data of the magnetic stripe
without the knowledge of the cardholder.
ROI
Region of Interest. Intended use of ROI is to save
SNMP
bandwidth when zooming into a section of the
Simple Network Management Protocol. IP based
camera image with a fixed HD camera. This
protocol that allows to get information from
section behaves like a PTZ camera.
networking devices (GET), to set parameters on
network devices (SET) and to be notified about
ROI
Region of Interest. Intended use of ROI is to save
bandwidth when zooming into a section of the
certain events (EVENT).
SNTP
camera image with a fixed HD camera. This
Simple Network Time Protocol is a simplified
section behaves like a PTZ camera.
version of NTP (see NTP). SNTP can be used when
the ultimate performance of the full NTP
RTP
Real-Time Transport Protocol; a transmission
implementation described in RFC 1305 is not
protocol for real-time video and audio
needed or justified. SNTP version 4 is described in
RFC 2030 (see RFC).
RTSP
Real Time Streaming Protocol. A network protocol
Task Schedule
which allows to control the continuous
Used for scheduling events which can occur in
transmission of audio-visual data or software over
Bosch Video Management System, for example
IP-based networks.
executing a Command Script. In Events you assign
Task Schedules to events. For scheduling events
scopes
you can also use Recording Schedules. With a
Scope is a term used in the field of ONVIF
standard Task Schedule you configure time
cameras. It is a parameter used for probing an
periods for every day of the week, for holidays,
ONVIF device. Usually the parameter contains a
and for exception days. With a recurring Task
URI like the following: onvif://www.onvif.org/
Schedule you configure recurring time periods.
<path>. The parameter <path> can be for example
They can recur every day, every week, every
video_encoder or audio_encoder. One ONVIF
month, or every year.
device can have multiple scopes. This URI
TCP
denominates the task area of the device.
Transmission Control Protocol
Secondary VRM
Software in the Bosch VMS environment. Ensures
TCP/IP
that the recording performed by one or multiple
Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol.
Primary VRMs is additionally and simultaneously
Also known as Internet protocol suite. Set of
performed to another iSCSI target. The recording
communication protocols used to transmit data
settings can deviate from the settings of the
over an IP network.
Primary VRM.
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Text data
User group
Data of a POS or ATM like date and time or bank
User groups are used to define common user
account number stored with the corresponding
attributes, such as permissions, privileges and
video data to provide additional information for
PTZ priority. By becoming a member of a group, a
evaluation.
user automatically inherits all the attributes of the
group.
Timeline
Part of the Bosch Video Management System user
VCA
interface. Displays lines as graphical
Video content analysis: computer analyis of video
representations of the recordings of the selected
streams to determine what is happening at the
cameras. The Timeline allows you to navigate
scene being monitored. See also Intelligent Video
through recorded videos.
Analytics
Trap
Video Analytics
Term in the SNMP environment for an
Video analytics is a software process that
unrequested message from a monitored device
compares a camera image with the stored images
(agent) to the network monitoring system
of specific persons or objects. In case of a match,
(manager) about an event in this device.
the software triggers an alarm.
Trunk line
Video resolution
Analog outputs of an analog matrix that are
Specification of horizontal and vertical pixels
connected to an encoder device. Thereby matrix
transferred with video signals. PAL: 1CIF = 352 x
video sources can be used in the Bosch Video
288 2CIF = 704 x 288 4CIF = 704 x 576 QCIF =
Management System.
176 x 144 NTSC 1CIF = 352 x 240 2CIF = 704 x
240 4CIF = 704 x480 QCIF = 176 x120 HD 720p =
UDP
encoded 1280 x 720 1080p = encoded 1920 x
User Datagram Protocol. A connection less
1080
protocol used to exchange data over an IP
network. UDP is more efficient than TCP for video
transmission because of lower overhead.
Video Streaming Gateway (VSG)
Virtual device that allows integrating Bosch
cameras, ONVIF cameras, JPEG cameras, RTSP
unmanaged site
Item of the Device Tree in Bosch VMS that can
contain video network devices like Digital Video
encoders.
VIDOS NVR
Recorders. These devices are not managed by the
VIDOS Network Video Recorder. Software that
Management Server of your system. The user of
stores the audio and video data of IP encoders on
Operator Client can connect to the devices of an
a RAID 5 disk array or any other storage medium.
unmanaged site on demand.
VIDOS NVR provides functions for playback and
retrieval of the recorded video. You can integrate
URI
Uniform Resource Identifier. String for identifying
a network resorce. Each URI consists of scheme,
authority, path, query, fragment. Only scheme and
cameras in your Bosch Video Management System
that are connected to a VIDOS NVR computer.
Virtual input
fragment are mandatory for Mobile Video Service.
Used for forwarding events from third-party
Example: http:<scheme>//
systems to Bosch Video Management System.
example.com<authority>/over/therepath>?
name=ferret<query>#nose<fragment>
URL
Uniform Resource Locator
VRM
Video Recording Manager. Software package in
Bosch Video Management System which manages
storing video (MPEG-4 SH++ and H.264) with
audio data and metadata on iSCSI devices in the
network. VRM maintains a database containing the
recording source information and a list of
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associated iSCSI drives. VRM is realized as a
service running on a computer in the Bosch Video
Management System network. VRM does not store
video data itself but distributes storage capacities
on iSCSI devices to the encoders, while handling
load balancing between multiple iSCSI devices.
VRM streams playback from iSCSI to Operator
Clients.
WAN
Wide Area Network.
Workstation
In the Bosch VMS environment: A dedicated
computer where Operator Client is installed. This
computer is configured as a workstation in
Configuration Client to enable specific functions.
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Index
A
Allegiant CCL Emulation page
access denied
Allegiant file
Allegiant CCL emulation
accessing the Help
264
16
215
analog matrix
216
analog monitor group
99
250, 251, 365, 368
previous configuration
217
activation
100, 219
configuration
155, 162, 241
all-in-one system
activate
Bosch Video Management System
389
Allegiant matrix
acquire PTZ control
216
264
26
241
19, 155, 157, 163, 229, 245,
add
157
controlled by workstations
163
default
157
delayed
216, 226
initial camera
163
Activation Key
228, 321
OSD
163
Adaptive Bit Rate
316
quad view
163
add Bosch Allegiant input alarm
221
single view
163
add Bosch ATM/POS bridge
220
add BVIP decoder
156
add BVIP encoder
54, 156, 246, 248, 274, 275
ANR
84, 135, 169
ANSI
add encoder
add pool
VRM
add text data to continuous recording
startup camera
163
analytics viewer
69, 173
107, 142, 352
35
ASF
382
128
aspect ratio 16/9
212
363
ATM POS device
155
add unmanaged site
123, 124, 287
Audio Intercom functionality
382
add video analytics device
167, 174, 267
Authorization Number
228
add VRM
83, 125
additional data
text data
automatic alarm popup behavior
automatic display of alarms
57
52
52
automatic logoff
230
AE-response speed
302
automatic recording mode
273
alarm
295
automatic relogon
216
alarm map
365
automatic restart
216
alarm message
296
alarm priority
215
B
alarm recording
alarm recording mode
alarm recording time (NVR)
alarm sequence
202, 203, 365
190, 353
365
202, 365
alarms
sort order
302
basic configuration
130
blinking device icons
Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
204, 360
71, 72, 73, 75, 155, 160,
243, 262
Bosch Script API help
365
Allegiant
CCL emulation
backlight compensation
activate
155, 166
205
Bosch Video Management System
GUI language
19
99
388
control channel
78, 80
licensing
99
firmware version
71, 72
Online Help
16
overview
19
Network Host program
PTZ camera
Satellite System
too many cameras
Allegiant CCL commands
Allegiant CCL emulation
access denied
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79
352
80
389
80
update
BVIP decoder
add
387
105, 139
156
BVIP device
58
password
141, 290
264
Web page
290
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BVIP encoder
add
105, 139
54, 156, 246, 274
BVIP encoder:add
copy and paste
248, 275
bypass
point
188
crash
Configuration Client
389
Operator Client
389
383
create
357
customized events
camera round
342
D
camera round
177, 345
Command Script
C
CABAC
camera sequence
342
camera sequence
177, 345
205
199, 359
data sheet
21
DCZ keyboard
158, 262
decoder
CCL emulation
166
Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
160
CCTV keyboard
158
decoder:destination password
141
388
decoupled
connection loss
change IP address
140, 162, 236, 237
change network address
change password
140, 162
133, 141, 290, 373
58
default analog monitor group
157
default configuration
130
default IP address
236
change pool
277
default password
216, 227
Changes in light level
313
default stream
243, 351
CHAP password
271
delayed activation
216, 226
character encoding
35
chattering sensors
201
Client Command Script
373
destination password
141
device capabilities
alarm accepted
executed on startup
delete user
368
162, 206, 207
CLL commands
58
update
105, 139
device identification
291
device monitor
219
291
codecs
190
device name
Command Script
342
device replacement
101, 102
Bosch Script API help
205
Device Tree
234, 342
export
206
Devices pane
342
import
206
devices without password protection
216
Command Script
177
DiBos
Commercial Type Number
227
Compatibility Mode
Compound Events
61
199, 359
configuration data
export
217
configuration data to OPC
export
218
Configuration Wizard
Mobile Video Service
26
configure VRM recording
221
connecting
Allegiant matrix and Bosch VMS
Bosch IntuiKey keyboard and Bosch VMS
connection string
control of a camera
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71, 72
DiBos device
155
digital keyboard
158
digital video recorder
155
disable enforced password protection
227
disconnected
58
dome camera
193, 357
DSA E-Series
129, 278
DTP3N
dual authorization
258
374, 375
dual recording
40, 133, 194
76
dual streaming
244
73
duplicate IP addresses
236
duplicating an event
198
230
190, 222
DVR device
53
DynDNS
35
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E
HD cameras
212
E-mail device
155
help
empty password
216
holidays
185
hot spots
342
HTML files
342
encoder
add
84, 135, 169
Web page
290
16
I
encoder:failover recording mode
139
I/O modules
155
encoding on NVRs
234
identification
291
enforced password protection
227
import
Enterprise Management Server
Enterprise System
examples
386
26, 109, 114, 119
Command Script
206
resource files
176
220
inactivity
add Bosch Allegiant input alarm
221
Independent Operator Client
add Bosch ATM/POS bridge
220
initial camera
251
configure VRM recording
221
Initiator extension
292
185
Initiator name
292
Intercom functionality
382
exception days
export
230
58
ASF
382
Camera Table
189
Command Script
206
intrusion panel
266
configuration data
217
IntuiKey keyboard
158
configuration data to OPC
218
IP address
35
change
export Server List
interface settings
VIP XD
F
160
140, 162, 236, 237
duplicates
236
face detection
68
iPad
167, 265
face recognition
68
iPhone
167, 265
failover recording mode
encoder
Failover VRM
IQN mapping
130
139
iSCSI device
130
iSCSI password
271
40, 127, 268
False alarms
filtering
272
313
234, 237, 343, 350, 359, 362, 364, 371
finding
devices
234, 237, 343, 350, 359, 362, 364, 371
information in the Help
16
fire detection camera
168
Firewall
284
firmware upgrade
Bosch IntuiKey keyboard
Forensic Search
75
163, 222, 243, 244
G
gain control
303
Ganetec
analytics viewer
global alarm settings
global default password
GUI language
38, 269
iSCSI storage system
38
K
KBD Universal XF keyboard
71, 72, 155, 243
L
language
388
Configuration Client
229
Operator Client
large LUN
372
129, 132, 273, 281
Large LUNs
273
license
100
Licenses
321
licensing
69, 173
Bosch Video Management System
99
201
Config Wizard
97
97, 216, 227
Stratus server
99
388
H
H.264
357
H.264 deblocking filter
357
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link to map
180
log file information
309
Logbook database
230
connection string
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logging ONVIF events
Logical Tree
Bosch Video Management System
198, 201, 272
394
bypass
273
change
M
Management Server
manual recording
manual recording time (NVR)
383
pool
move device
malfunction relay
175, 342
point
175, 368
LUNS
larger than 2 TB
permissions
277
131, 136, 149
56
VRM
128, 277
21, 26, 58
pooling
38, 269
61, 202, 365
365
port forwarding
port mapping
35
35, 230
post-alarm time
353
204, 360
post-event time
190, 353
180
post-event time
355
maps
342
pre-alarm time
353
menu commands
224
pre-event time
190, 353
172
pre-event time
355
previous configuration
217
map
blinking hot spots
map link
MIC IP 7000
Mobile Video Service
move device
26, 54
131, 136, 149
Primary Failover VRM
127
multi monitor mode
212
Primary VRM
multicast
284
printing the Help
175
profile
356
protect alarm recording
203
multi-select
N
PTZ blocking
network address
change
network monitoring device
network scan
new DiBos devices
140, 162
155
236
160, 161, 240
Allegiant
352
PTZ control
blocking
215, 377, 384
push-to-talk
382
no password
216
Q
noise reduction
303
quad view
number plate detection
68
R
number plate recognition
68
RAM recording
NVR
21
recording mode
Offline Mode
online application Help
58, 373
273
272
58
Recording preferences
294
16
recording quality
356
ONVIF Media profile
351
Recording Table
OPC Server
387
redundant recording
19, 175
Redundant VRM
Reflections of light
P
refresh states
panoramic camera
viewing modes
password
62
141, 290
password change
133, 141, 290, 373
password missing
216
peripheral device
155
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failover
recording settings
Operator Client
163, 251
automatic
394
ONVIF logging
215, 377, 384
193, 357
303
offline
16
PTZ camera
night mode
O
40, 126, 268
Region of Interest
23
350
40
40, 127, 268
313
224, 237
55, 193, 351, 376
relay
malfunction
56
Release Notes
21
remote access
35, 110, 115, 119, 121, 230
Remote export
61
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remove prepositions
193
synchronization
remove user
373
synchronize
replace content
176
resource files
import
176
176
routed access
VRM configuration
125, 269
system requirements
resource files
ROI
107
55, 193, 351, 376
235
21
T
Target data rate
356
time
295
time server
107
S
time synchronization
scan
time zone
107
18, 31, 287, 288
across subnets
229
too many Allegiant cameras
encoders
268
transcoding service
in subnets
229
trigger text data recording
live only encoders
268
local storage encoders
268
U
UHD cameras
244
VRM
268
unreliable network
265
scan for conflicting IP addresses
236
update
387
scan network
236
scheduled recording settings
Secondary Failover VRM
secondary recording
Secondary VRM
23
345
Server ID
102
Server initiator name
271
Server List
add columns
csv export
delete columns
Server Lookup
Server Network
110, 115, 119, 121
35
110, 115, 119, 121
121
123, 124, 287, 288
sharpness
304
shutter
304
silence bells
383
SMS device
155
SNMP settings
232
SNMP traps
get
232
send
232
software package
100
software update
387
sort order
alarms
365
states
224, 237
status
219
Stratus server
licensing
stream
switch off alarm sirens
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127
sequence
99
351, 354
383
203
105, 139
user
delete
133, 194
40, 126, 268
389
167, 265
373
remove
373
user event button
198, 199
UTF-8
35
V
VCA
311
verify authenticity
146
video analytics
68, 173, 266
Video Streaming Gateway
155
VIDEOJET 7000 connect
172
VIDOS NVR
86, 159
viewing modes of panoramic camera
VIP X1600 XFM4
VIP XD
62
357
71
half-duplex mode
160
interface settings
160
quad view
163
virtual input
VPN
155
35
VRM
add
add pool
Failover
pool
Primary
Primary Failover
83, 125
128
40, 127, 268
128, 277
40, 126, 268
127
Redundant
40, 127, 268
Secondary
40, 126, 268
Secondary Failover
VRM 3.50
Configuration Manual
127
125, 269
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412 en | Index
VRM storage pool
Bosch Video Management System
38, 269
W
WAN
Web client
35, 230
167
WLAN
167, 265
workstation
163, 229
2016.11 | V1 | Configuration Client
Configuration Manual
Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH
Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Ring 5
85630 Grasbrunn
Germany
www.boschsecurity.com
© Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH, 2016
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