Rapid Eye Multi-Media DSP Quick Start Guide

Multi-Media Unit: Quick Setup
Availability of LocalView on V9 DVRs with HVA
This document shows how to:
Connect essential hardware to a Rapid Eye Multi-Media unit.
Make basic settings using the unit’s Quick Setup Wizard.
More detailed Rapid Eye documentation is available
on the Documentation CD included with your unit.
After Using the Quick Setup Wizard
For hardware information, see the Rapid Eye Installation Guide.
Context-sensitive Help for LocalView is available: click the ? icon in the
upper right-hand corner and then click the item you want help with.
To operate a Multi-Media unit from a remote PC running View software,
see the guides on the documentation CD that comes with the unit.
Availability of LocalView on V8.1 DVRs with HVA
On Rapid Eye V8.1 units offering Video Analytics, LocalView can only
be used to change the unit’s network settings (as in step 9 Network
Settings). Use the Admin and View applications to monitor video and
make all other configuration changes (refer to the Rapid Eye MultiMedia System Admin Guide and Rapid Eye Multi-Media Remote View
Guide, both documents are included on the documentation CD).
4 Logging On
To log on, enter Administrator in the User Name text box if it is not
already entered. Click the icon ( ) to open the virtual keyboard and
enter the user name. Click OK to confirm the name and close the
keyboard. Leave the Password text box empty; a password can be
added to the local Administrator account later. Click OK to logon.
1 Connecting Hardware
Camera(s), Monitor and Mouse
LocalView is now fully supported by Rapid Eye’s latest V9 software.
Earlier V9 software cannot access full LocalView features; only network
configuration is available (as in step 9 Network Settings). Visit
www.honeywellvideo.com/support/downloads/downloads_dvr.html to
download the latest Rapid Eye software.
One or many video cameras and/or PTZ domes.
A VGA monitor.
A computer mouse with a USB connector, included.
A computer keyboard, not included.
Connect each camera to a VIDEO INPUT connector at the rear of the
Multi-Media unit.
outputs, for
video monitors
Video inputs and outputs,
for cameras
5 Welcome to LocalView
When the Welcome
window appears,
click Quick Setup to
start the Quick Setup
Select this option if
you don’t want to use
Quick Setup again
the next time you start
6 The Quick Setup Wizard
Communication ports, including VGA
for a monitor, USB for a USB mouse
and LAN for network connecting
Alarm and control
Serial ports
VGA for Monitor, USB for Keyboard
Connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port at the rear of the unit. The DVID connector is not used. If possible, connect a keyboard (not included)
to a USB port; if the keyboard has two USB connectors, connect each
one. Connect the mouse to the USB port on the unit or on the
2 Powering the Unit and the Cameras
Connect power supply
from camera to UPS
VIDEO connector on camera
The Quick Setup Wizard lists which actions can be taken during its use.
The ? button (Help) can be used, as needed. Click Next to advance to
the next step. You can return to a previous step by clicking Back.
Connect power
source to UPS,
then connect
power supply from
7 The Administrator Password
Using an Uninterruptible Power Supply
Honeywell recommends using an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
for the Multi-Media unit and the cameras. Powering the cameras and
unit from a UPS ensures that the Multi-Media unit can continue to
record video during a power outage. If you need to monitor video
during a power outage, consider a UPS for the monitor as well.
To change the
language in
LocalView, click the
Language dropdown arrow and
select a language
from the list that
3 The Start-up Sequence
Recommended Powerup Sequence
Turn on camera(s) and other hardware, connected to the unit.
Honeywell recommends that cameras be powered on before the
Multi-Media unit starts up so they are automatically detected.
Press and hold the power switch on the front of the Multi-Media
Display the Login Window. After powering-up, wait until video is
shown. Move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard to display
the Login window.
Honeywell recommends that you set a password for the Administrator
account to prevent tampering with the unit’s settings and the stored
video. Click the keyboard icon ( ) to open the virtual keyboard and
enter the password. Do not use double-quotes (“) in the password.
For the next step in this Wizard, see over.
For more information, use the LocalVIEW Help.
Multi-Media Unit: Quick Setup
8 Setting the Date, Time and Time Zone
Boosted Video Recording
Set the Boosted recording settings to higher values than those for
Continuous recording. While monitoring video, an operator can then
boost the video recording settings as needed.
When setting values for Continuous recording, monitor the Estimated
Storage Capacity value to ensure that the length of the video archive
meets the needs of your organization.
On units with many cameras, inputting very high values on every camera
can produce suggestions for maximizing the performance of the unit. See
the image below. There can be more than the two Option buttons,
depending on the number of cameras you are using.
Time Zone
It is important to indicate the Time Zone in which the Multi-Media unit is
installed, so that the date and time of the video are correct.
Option: Automatic Time and Date
On a network, the date and time of a Multi-Media unit can be set to
Automatic, using SNTP. Your network administrator will know if SNTP is
in use, and what to enter into the Primary SNTP Server text box that
becomes available after the Automatic option is selected.
9 Network Settings
Standalone LocalView
If the Multi-Media unit is not connected to a network, leave the fields blank
in step 4 of the Quick Setup Wizard and then click Next.
Using a Network Connection
Enter a name for the unit using the Site Name text box. Your network
administrator will know whether DHCP should be used, or if a network
address for the unit needs to be input. For Network Address Translation
(NAT, the use of one IP address for many units), enter the Internet
router’s inside IP address into the Gateway text box. Click the
keyboard icon ( ) to open the virtual keyboard for each one of these
fields and enter the appropriate information.
11 The Report of the Wizard’s Activity
Before finishing the Quick Setup Wizard, you have the option of running
the Rules Wizard. The Rules Wizard is used to automate Boosted
recording and is explained in the LocalView online Help. Click Finish to
close the Quick Setup Wizard.
Access to the Quick Setup Wizard
10 Recording Settings
The Quick Setup button (and the Welcome to LocalView window) are
hidden when the Do not show this dialog again check box is selected
(see 5 Welcome to LocalView). To make the Quick Setup button
available again, select the Show Welcome Panel option in the User
Preferences of LocalView. You can then run the Quick Setup Wizard after
logging on to LocalView.
Recording Continuous Video
Connected cameras are detected automatically when the unit is powered
or re-booted. Cameras are listed in a table. To record video, click the cell
in the Record column for a camera and select On. Video from that
camera is recorded using the settings in the Continuous Resolution,
Frame Rate and picture Quality columns. Click a cell to change the
Resolution, Frame Rate or Quality values.
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