VPort 351 User`s Manual v4
Moxa VPort 351 Industrial Video Encoder
User’s Manual
Fourth Edition, November 2009
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Moxa VPort 351 Industrial Video Encoder
User’s Manual
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Before getting started
Before using your VPort 351, please pay close attention to the following instructions:
‰ After opening the VPort 351 box, compare the contents of the box with the Package Checklist in Chapter
1. Notify your sales representative if any of the items is missing or damaged.
‰ To prevent damage or problems caused by improper usage, before assembling and operating the device and
peripherals, read the Quick Installation Guide (the printed handbook included in the package). You may
also refer to Chapter 1, under Product Description, and all of Chapter 2, of this manual.
‰ If you experience a system error, and the system does not recover easily, refer to the Troubleshooting
section in Chapter 7 to learn how to restore factory default settings and reinstall the system.
‰ The VPort 351 Video Server has been designed for various environments and can be used to build various
applications for general security or demonstration purposes. For standard applications, refer Chapter 2,
Getting Started, and Chapter 3, Accessing VPort 2310 Video Server for the First Time.
Important Note
‰ Surveillance devices may be prohibited by law in your country. Since VPort is both a high performance
surveillance system and networked video server, ensure that the operations of such devices are legal in your
locality before installing this unit for surveillance purposes.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction ..................................................................................................1-1
Overview.................................................................................................................................. 1-2
Package Checklist .................................................................................................................... 1-4
Product Features ...................................................................................................................... 1-4
Typical Application.................................................................................................................. 1-5
ATEX Information ................................................................................................................... 1-6
Serial Number .......................................................................................................................... 1-6
Panel Layout of the VPort 351................................................................................................. 1-7
Product Description ................................................................................................................. 1-8
Chapter 2
Getting Started .............................................................................................2-1
Before Getting Started ............................................................................................................. 2-2
Initial Installation and Configuration....................................................................................... 2-2
RS-232 Console Configuration (115200, None, 8, 1, VT1 00) .................................... 2-9
Mounting the VPort 351 ........................................................................................................ 2-12
Mounting Dimension .................................................................................................. 2-12
DIN-Rail Mounting .................................................................................................... 2-13
Wall Mounting............................................................................................................ 2-13
Wiring Requirements ............................................................................................................. 2-15
Grounding the VPort 351............................................................................................ 2-15
Wiring the Redundant Power Inputs........................................................................... 2-16
Wiring the Relay Output............................................................................................. 2-16
Wiring the Digital Inputs ............................................................................................ 2-17
RS-232 Connection..................................................................................................... 2-18
10/100BaseT(X) Ethernet Port Connection ................................................................ 2-19
100BaseFX Ethernet Port Connection........................................................................ 2-20
PTZ Port ..................................................................................................................... 2-20
Chapter 3
Accessing VPort 351’s Web-based Manager.............................................3-1
Functions Featured on the VPort’s Web Homepage................................................................. 3-2
VPort’s Information...................................................................................................... 3-2
Server Name ................................................................................................................. 3-3
Camera Image View ..................................................................................................... 3-3
Audio Control ............................................................................................................... 3-3
Client Setting ................................................................................................................ 3-3
System Configuration ................................................................................................... 3-4
Video Information ........................................................................................................ 3-4
PTZ Control Panel ........................................................................................................ 3-5
PTZ (Motorized) Camera Control ................................................................................ 3-5
Custom PTZ Camera Commands ................................................................................. 3-6
Video Image Snapshots ................................................................................................ 3-6
Relay Control................................................................................................................ 3-6
Chapter 4
System Configuration..................................................................................4-1
System Configuration by Web Console ................................................................................... 4-2
System .......................................................................................................................... 4-3
Network ........................................................................................................................ 4-9
Video .......................................................................................................................... 4-24
Audio .......................................................................................................................... 4-32
Alarm.......................................................................................................................... 4-33
Appendix A Frequently Asked Questions ..................................................................... A-1
Appendix B Settings of Supported PTZ Cameras......................................................... B-1
Appendix C Time Zone Table.......................................................................................... C-1
Appendix D Technical Specifications ............................................................................ D-1
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Chapter 1
Introduction
The VPort 351 is a high-performance networking video encoder. In addition to being able to
handle basic video feeds, many advanced features are also included to set up surveillance or web
attraction applications. The VPort 351 is designed to provide stability, robustness, ease-of-use, and
flexibility.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
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Overview
Package Checklist
Product Features
Typical Application
ATEX Information
Serial Number
Panel Layout of the VPort 351
Product Description
VPort 351 User’s Manual
Introduction
Overview
The VPort 351 is a full motion, 1-channel Industrial Video Encoder that uses the standard
MJPEG/MPEG4 algorithm, and features DIN-Rail Mounting capability, 12/24 VDC and 24 VAC
redundant power inputs, and IP30 protection to meet the requirements of industrial environments.
The VPort 351 can digitize any analog video source and distribute these digital images over an IP
network, turning your CCTV system into a “Video over IP” Network System INSTANTLY. The
cutting edge video compression algorithm gives the VPort 351 an FPS of up to 30 in D1 resolution
(720 x 480), with maximum bandwidth of 5 Mbps, to provide high video performance and more
efficient network transmission. In addition, the VPort 351 also provides 2-way audio
communication for a voice over IP communication, making the control of your video surveillance
system more real-time.
In addition, the VPort 351-T is rated to operate at temperatures ranging from -40 to 75°C, which is
especially suitable for outdoor applications.
High Performance MJPEG/MPEG4 compression
Video input can be efficiently compressed into MJPEG/MPEG4 video stream packets without
delay. This is all done without sacrificing remote monitoring capability or storage. Five levels of
compression quality and four different image resolutions are provided to provide greater
versatility.
2-way audio supported for a complete surveillance solution
The VPort 351 supports both audio input and audio output for voice over IP communication
between a field site and central site. The 2-way audio function not only saves time, but also saves
the cost of needing to add additional communication devices (such as a phone).
Video recorded pre/post-alarm for better event records
The VPort 351 is designed to record pre/post alarm video to help system administrators determine
what causes an alarm to be triggered. The record includes both video and time stamp to provide a
more complete record.
Rugged design for industrial environments
The VPort 351 is an industrial video encoder, which means that it is specially designed for harsh
industrial environments. With the 12/24 VDC and 24 VAC redundant power inputs, IP30
protection, and DIN-Rail mounting, the VPort 351 meets the critical requirements of most
industrial applications. Most importantly, the VPort 351-T can operate reliably in a -40 to 75°C
temperature range, making it the first video encoder of its kind that can be used for extended
temperature, industrial-grade applications. The VPort 351-T is an optimal solution for outdoor
environments. In addition, the VPort 351 has received important industrial and safety approvals,
such as UL508, Class 1, Div. 2, making the VPort 351 well suited for transportation, utility, and
manufacturing systems.
RTSP streaming for easy integration
RTSP (Real-time Streaming Protocol) is a client-server multimedia presentation control protocol,
which enables the interoperability of video devices and software. Hardware or software that
supports RTSP streaming can easily identify and decode the video stream without the hassle of
codec installation. For example, users can view video images from the VPort 351 directly with
Quick Time and VLC, both of which support RTSP streaming.
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Multicast (IGMP) transmission for network efficiency
Transmitting digital video images via an IP network requires a dozen times the bandwidth required
for transmitting general data. For this reason, the efficiency of network bandwidth management is
one of the most important issues that determines the performance of a video over IP surveillance
system. The VPort 351 supports multicast transmission with IGMP protocol, which can reduce the
bandwidth requirements when multiple clients access the same video stream, and greatly increases
the efficiency of network bandwidth management.
Easy web access using standard browsers
There is no need to install new software to access the video encoder, since the embedded web
server allows users to use any popular web browser to access the video encoder from anywhere
over the Internet. As long as you are connected to the network, you will be able to view the same
images seen by your cameras.
Built-in 3 area-selectable Video Motion Detection (VMD)
External sensors are not required, since the video channel can be configured to detect motion in 3
areas, making it easy to set up a security system in either your office or the field. And the
customizable settings allow you to tune the system for both object size and sensitivity, making the
video encoder adaptable to different environments.
Weekly schedule for automated surveillance
The user-defined time period will check security settings on a weekly basis, and send notifications
or drive external devices, making the VPort 351 suitable for more versatile applications.
Flexible I/O control for external devices
2 opto-isolated sensor inputs and 2 relay outputs are provided to control external devices, giving
system integrators the option of turning an analog system into an advanced security system.
Moxa SoftDVR Lite IP Surveillance Software
To extend the video encoder’s capabilities, Moxa SoftDVRTM Lite IP Surveillance Software,
which supports a maximum of 4 cameras in quad, is included free of charge, allowing users to turn
their PC into a digital video recorder. Scheduling or one-click recording saves important images
on your local hard disk, and the reliable motion detection and instant warning features make you
ready for any situation. A quick and easy to use search and playback function lets you easily find
the image you’re looking for, so that you can inspect the images more carefully, and also save the
output to an AVI file.
SDK support for developers
The high-performance video encoder can be integrated into many applications—without busting
your budget—and the complete programming interface of the Moxa VPort SDK PLUS makes the
developer’s job easy and straightforward. To ask about SDK requirements, please contact a Moxa
sales representative for details and an application form.
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Package Checklist
The Moxa VPort 351 is shipped with the following items. If any of these items are missing or
damaged, please contact your customer service representative for assistance.
y 1 x VPort 351
y 1 x 6-pin terminal block for one power input and 2 DIs
y 1 x 8-pin terminal block for the other power input and 2 relay outputs
y 1 x 5-pin terminal block for RS-232/422/485 PTZ control port
y Quick Installation Guide
y Document & Software CD (includes User’s Manual, Quick Installation Guide, Moxa IVN
Solution Datasheet, and VPort Utility)
y Warranty statement
NOTE: Notify your sales representative if any of the above items is missing or damaged.
Product Features
High Performance Video/Audio Networking Solution
y Works with NTSC/PAL analog video cameras
y Supports MPEG4/MJPEG video compression technology
y 1 BNC video input and 1 BNC video output with 75-ohm resistance
y 1 audio input and 1 audio output for 2-way voice communication
y Standard RTSP (real-time streaming protocol) for easy integration
y Multicast (IGMP) protocols for efficient network transmission
y QoS (TOS) for priority transmission
y Supports SNMP V1/V2c/V3 for network management
y Built-in web server and RS-232 console for remote access and configuration
y 1 auto-sensing 10/100BaseT(X) Ethernet port or 100baseFX (SC connector)
y TCP, UDP, and HTTP network transmission modes
y Allows simultaneous access of up to 10 clients
y Video stream up to 30 frames/sec at a resolution of 720 x 480
y Set video quality to CBR (constant bit rate) or VBR (variable bit rate)
y Full D1, 4CIF, VGA, CIF, and QVGA video resolution supported
y Timestamp and text overlay supported
y RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 COM port for controlling PTZ (PAN/TILT/ZOOM) motorized
cameras
y Transparent PTZ Control for camera control by legacy PTZ control panel or keyboard
y DDNS, UPnP and IP filtering supported
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Industrial Rugged Design
y Two 12/24 VDC and 24 VAC redundant power inputs with LED indicators
y -40 to 75°C operating temperature for critical industrial environments (“-T”models)
y 35 mm DIN-Rail mounting or panel mounting installation (with optional accessories)
y IP30 protection form factor
y Class 1, Div. 2 hazardous certification for critical environments (pending)
Intelligent Alarm Trigger
y Built-in Video Motion Detection (VMD)
y Equipped with 2 DIs and 2 relays (DO) for external sensors and alarms
y Recorded video provided for pre/post alarm
y Snapshot images provided for pre, trigger, and post alarm
y Sequential snapshot images supported
y Messages with snapshot images can be sent via FTP or Email
y HTTP Action setting for alarm messages sent by HTTP event server
y Configure alarm activation schedule
Video Management and Control
y Moxa SoftDVR™ Lite IP Surveillance Software for viewing and recording bundled free
y Free Moxa VPORT SDK PLUS supported with flexible interface and sample codes for
customized applications or system integration
NOTE
If you are interested in Moxa’s VPORT SDK PLUS, please go to Moxa’s website to download
the package, or contact a Moxa sales representative for more information about this SDK
Typical Application
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ATEX Information
II 3G
1. Certification number DEMKO 09 ATEX 0812123X
2. Ambient range (-40°C ≤ Tamb ≤ 75°C)
3. Certification string (Ex nC nL IIC T4)
4. Standards covered ( EN60079-0:2006, EN60079-15:2005)
5. The conditions of safe usage:
y
y
y
y
These products must be mounted in an IP54 enclosure.
Install in an area of pollution degree 2 or less.
Use a conductor wire of size 0.2 mm² or greater.
PROVISIONS SHALL BE MADE, EITHER IN EXTERNAL TO THE APPARATUS,
TO PREVENT THE RATED VOLTAGE BEING EXCEEDED BY THE TRANSIENTS
DISTURBANCES OF MORE THAN 40 %.
Serial Number
The serial number of a product is made up of 12 alphanumeric characters and includes the region
in which the product was manufactured, the year and month the product was manufactured, the
product category, and the production number.
Position in Meaning
Serial
Number
Possible
Values
Example(s)
1
Production
Region
0 to 9, or
D to Z
“T” means Taiwan
2 and 3
Year
Z = 0,
A = 1,
B = 2,
......
I = 9
ZH = 2008,
II = 2009
4
Month
A = JAN,
B = FEB,
C = MAR,
......
L = DEC
5
---
0
6 and 7
Product
Category
B-type: 00, 01, ..., 09
E-type: 10, 11, ..., 99
8 to 12
Reserved for future use
Production
B-type: 00001 to 65535
Number
E-type: 00001 to 99999
For example, a product with serial number TZDL012012456 was manufactured in Taiwan in
December of 2004, is an E-type 12 product, and is the 12,456th product of this type that has been
manufactured.
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Panel Layout of the VPort 351
VPort 351
Front Panel View
VPort 351-M-SC
Front Panel View
8
7
9
10
11
12
1
1
17
2
16
2
13
14
15
18
Top Panel View
1
1. Grounding screw
2. RS-232 console port
4
RS-232
CONSOLE
V1, V2: 12-32 VDC
12-30 VAC
2
3. Hardware reset button
6
4. 6-pin terminal block for DI 1, DI 2, power input 2 (PWR2)
5. 8-pin terminal block for Relay 1, Relay 2, power input 1 (PWR1)
5
3
6. Heat dissipation orifices
7. LEDs for STAT, PWR1, PWR2, FAULT
8. LEDs for VIDEO, AUDIO TEST, PTZ
Rear Panel View
9. AUDIO OUTPUT port for external speaker
10. AUDIO INPUT port for mic-in and line-in connection
11. 5-pin terminal block for RS-232/422/485 connection
19
12. BNC port for video input
13. AUDIO TEST DIP switch for testing audio input signal (default
is off)
20
14. 75Ω DIP switch for analog video signal transmission with 75Ω
resistance (default is on)
15. BNC port for loop-through video output
19
16. RJ45 10/100BaseTX Ethernet port with 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps
LEDs
17. 100BaseFX fiber optic port with 100 Mbps LED
18. Model name
19. Screw hole for wall mounting kit
20. DIN-Rail mounting kit
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Product Description
BNC video input/output
The BNC video input is a 75-ohm video port for connecting an external camera. To ensure that the
correct video modulation type is detected, cameras should be connected and powered on before the
VPort is powered on.
NOTE
Please use the standard CCTV cable (RG59U or above) to connect the video camera and VPort’s
BNC connector.
Mini stereo jacks for audio input/output
The VPort 351 has 2 mini stereo jacks for audio input and output on the front panel. One jack is
for a MIC-in/Line-in audio input connection, which can be directly connected with a microphone
or an audio source from an amplifier. The other jack is a Line-out audio output connection, which
can be used to connect earphones or an amplifier.
DIP switches for 75-ohm resistance and audio signal test
2 DIP switches are located between the video input and video output connectors.
VPort 351’s video output port is a loop-through port. If the user wants to use the video output port,
the 75-ohm dip switch (DIP switch 2) must be turned to OFF to enable this loop-through video
signal. If the video output port is not used, the 75 ohm dip switch needs to be turned to ON (the
default is ON).
DIP switch 1 is for switching the audio input and audio output to the loop-through mode for
testing the audio source signal. Put the DIP switch in he ON position to activate the Audio Test
mode. In this case, sound from the microphone connected to the audio input jack can be heard
through the speaker or earphones connected to the audio output jack. In addition, if the audio test
mode is enabled, you can check if the audio signal is working by looking at the AUDIO TEST
LED.
NOTE
Please make sure the 75 ohm DIP switch is turned to ON when only video input is used, or the
video image display may be not stable.
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LED indicators
The front panel of the VPort 351 contains several LED indicators. The function of each LED is
described in the table below.
LED
Color
RED
STAT
GREEN
PWR1
PWR2
FAULT
VIDEO
AUDIO
TEST
PTZ
NOTE
State
ON
Description
Hardware initialization
FLASHING Software initialization
ON
System boot-up
FLASHING Firmware upgrade proceeding
On
Power is being supplied to power input PWR1
Off
Power is not being supplied to power input PWR1
On
Power is being supplied to power input PWR2
Off
Power is not being supplied to power input PWR2
On
Three conditions could cause the LED to light up:
1. One of the 2 power inputs is disconnected.
2. Video loss.
3. Network disconnected.
Settings can be modified on the System Configuration
Æ Alarm ÆSystem Alarm page.
Off
Both power inputs are connected and working, or
there is no video loss, or the network disconnected
alarm is silent (if it is activated).
On
Video signal is detected
Off
Video signal is not detected
On
Audio input signal is looped-back to the audio output
jack for audio installation test (AUDIO TEST DIP
switch on the front panel must be switched to ON)
Off
Audio from the remote client is played back through the
audio output jack
On
RS-232 or RS-485 signals are being transmitted
Off
RS-232 or RS-485 signals are not being transmitted or
have not been detected
AMBER
AMBER
RED
GREEN
GREEN
GREEN
If you are interested in Moxa’s VPORT SDK PLUS, please go to Moxa’s website to download
the package, or contact a Moxa sales representative for more information about this SDK
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10/100 Mbps Ethernet port or 100 Mbps fiber optic Ethernet port
The VPort 351 series of video encoders come in three models: the VPort 351 has 1 RJ45 10/100M
Ethernet port (LEDs on the left corners of the port indicate 1 0M or 1 00M), the VPort 351-S-SC
has a single mode fiber optic Ethernet port, and the VPort 351-M-SC has one multi mode fiber
optic Ethernet port. Choose the model that is most appropriate for your own application.
RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 COM port
The VPort 351 has 1 COM port for PTZ control. This COM port is an RS-232/RS-422/485 serial
port with 5 pin terminal block connector. The pin assignments are as follows:
PIN
1
2
3
4
5
RS-422/485
RS-232
Ground
Ground
GND
GND
Rx--N/A
RRx+
RxD
R+
RxD
--N/A
T-/D- Tx-/ DataTxD
T+/D+ Tx+/ Data+ TxD
To enable PTZ control, users should configure the PTZ control protocol in the web console.
NOTE
The PTZ control protocol is not standardized. To use a particular PTZ control protocol, the video
encoder must support the driver for that protocol. Currently, the VPort 351 supports PTZ control
protocol drivers for:
1.
2.
3.
Pelco D
Pelco P
Dynacolor DynaDome
In addition, there is an item named “Transparent PTZ Control” in the camera driver list, which is
used to transmit the PTZ control signal through the TCP/IP network to the VPort D351 video
decoder or PC (additional Real COM driver required), and the PTZ control panel or keyboard
can directly control the PTZ camera or device. In this way, there is no need for a PTZ camera
driver and better than that, you are not limited because you don’t have a particular protocol .
In addition, to using a protocol that is not on the list, you will need to contact the manufacturer
of the camera to get the PTZ control commands, and then use the VPort 351’s custom camera
function to program the PTZ control.
NOTE
The VPort 351 comes with a PTZ driver upload function for implementing new PTZ drivers.
Please contact a Moxa sales representative if you need assistance from Moxa’s R&D department
to create a new PTZ driver.
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Redundant 12/24 VDC and 24 VAC power inputs
The VPort 351 has two power inputs to provide redundancy. Each power input support both 12/24
VDC and 24 VAC power for greater versatility.
NOTE
The supported power input specifications for the VPort 351 series are 12-32 VDC for a 12/24
VDC power input, or 18-30 VAC for a 24 VAC power input. This differs from the Moxa EDS
switch’s 12-45 VDC power input.
General I/O Terminal Blocks
A 6-pin terminal block and an 8-pin terminal block are located on the VPort 351’s top panel. The
terminal blocks provide 2 digital inputs (DI), 2 relay outputs (Relay), and 2 power inputs. The
digital inputs and relay outputs are for linking to peripheral devices, such as sensors and alarms.
These I/O connections can be employed when using the VPort 351 to create an intelligent alarm
system for system operation (power failure, video loss, disconnected network) or triggered event
(VMD).
Normal Open
Common
Relay Output
Max. 1A, 24 VDC
Initial status is Normal Open
Normal Close
DIDigital Input
NOTE
I1, I2
“High”: +13V to +30V
“Low”: -30V to +3V
DI+
T Please refer to the VPort 351’s Quick Installation Guide to learn how to wire the digital inputs
and relay outputs.
RS-232 Console Port
The VPort 351 has one RS-232 (10-pin RJ45) console port located on the top panel. Use either an
RJ45-to-DB9 cable or RJ45-to-DB25 cable to connect the VPort 351’s console port to your PC’s
COM port. You may then use a console terminal program, such as Moxa PComm Terminal
Emulator, to access the VPort 351’s console configuration utility.
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Reset Button
A recessed RESET button is provided for rebooting and restoring the system to the factory default
settings. Use a pointed object, such as a straightened paper clip or toothpick, to press the Reset
button.
1. Reboot:
To reboot the VPort 351, power it off and then power it back on again, or push the RESET button
one time. The STAT LED will light in red as the POST (Power On Self Test) process runs. When
the rebooting process is finished, the STAT LED will change to a green color.
2. Restore to Factory Settings:
To restore the VPort 351 to the factory default settings, press the reset button continuously until
the STAT LED blinks in red. At this point, release the reset button. The POST process will run,
and the VPort will reboot. The STAT LED will light in green when the VPort has finished
rebooting.
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Chapter 2
Getting Started
This chapter includes information about how to install a VPort 351 video encoder.
The following topics are covered:
‰ Before Getting Started
‰ Initial Installation and Configuration
¾ RS-232 Console Configuration (115200, None, 8, 1, VT1 00)
‰ Mounting the VPort 351
¾ Mounting Dimension
¾ DIN-Rail Mounting
¾ Wall Mounting
‰ Wiring Requirements
¾ Grounding the VPort 351
¾ Wiring the Redundant Power Inputs
¾ Wiring the Relay Output
¾ Wiring the Digital Inputs
¾ RS-232 Connection
¾ 10/100BaseT(X) Ethernet Port Connection
¾ 100BaseFX Ethernet Port Connection
¾ PTZ Port
VPort 351 User’s Manual
Getting Started
Before Getting Started
In what follows, “user” refers to those who can access the video encoder, and “administrator”
refers to the person who knows the root password that allows changes to the Video Encoder’s
configuration, in addition to providing general access. Administrators should read this part of the
manual carefully, especially during installation.
Initial Installation and Configuration
Before installing the VPort 351 video encoder, verify that all the items in the Package Checklist
are present. You will also need a PC or laptop with an Ethernet port.
Step 1: Select the power source
The VPort 351 can use a 12 to 32 VDC power source or an 18 to 30 VAC power source. It has two
power inputs for redundancy. Users use the LED indicators on the front panel to verify that the
power is connected. If a power input fails, the FAULT LED will light up red.
NOTE
The VPort 351 supports a different range of power inputs than Moxa’s EDS line of Ethernet
switches. The VPort 351 comes with two power inputs for redundancy. Each input supports 12
to 32 VDC for a 12/24 VDC power source or 18 to 30 VAC for a 24 VAC power source. EDS
switches support a 12 to 45 VDC power source.
Step 2: Connect the VPort 351 to the network
Depending on the specific model, your VPort 351 will have an auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps RJ45
Ethernet port or a 100 Mbps single or multi-mode fiber optic port. Use the port to connect the
VPort to the network. LEDs on the network port will indicate whether the 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps
connection is active.
Step 3: Connect the VPort 351 to a camera and an audio source
Use coaxial cables with BNC connectors to connect your camera to the VIDEO INPUT port and
your monitor or DVR to the VIDEO OUTPUT port. The VPort 351 uses a loop-through video
output port DIP switch for activating the 75-ohm resistor. The 75-ohm resistor should be set to
OFF when video output is enabled.
You may plug a microphone or amplifier directly into the AUDIO INPUT port and a speaker into
the AUDIO OUTPUT port.
NOTE
The VIDEO LED on the front panel lights up when an active signal is detected on the video
input port. Use this LED to verify that video is working properly.
ATTENTION
A ground loop isolator is recommended to be used between the camera and the VPort to avoid a
sudden current, which is generated by the electric potential difference between these 2 device’s
ground power, to burn out the VPort’s chips and boards.
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Step 4: Connect the VPort 351 to a PTZ camera
The VPort 351 allows remote control of a PTZ camera’s pan, tilt, and zoom from the network.
You will need to connect the camera’s PTZ control cable to the VPort 351’s PTZ port for PTZ
control. The port is a 5-pin terminal block that supports the RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485
interfaces. Please refer to Chapter 1 for the RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 COM port’s pin assignments.
Use the VPort 351’s web console to configure and enable PTZ control. Note that there are
different PTZ protocols. The VPort 351 supports PTZ drivers for Pelco D, Pelco P and DynaColor
DynaDome, and can be customized to work with other PTZ protocols. Please contact a Moxa sales
representative if you need assistance from Moxa’s R&D department to create a new PTZ driver.
In addition, Transparent PTZ Control can be used for controlling a camera with a legacy PTZ
control panel or keyboard, which means all of kinds of PTZ cameras can be controlled without any
PTZ driver requirements. Users can connect legacy PTZ control panels or keyboards with the PTZ
port of VPort D351 or the COM port of a PC (provided Moxa Real COM port driver installed) to
directly control the PTZ camera connected to the VPort 351.
NOTE
The PTZ control panel or keyboard must be able to control the PTZ camera being used.
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Step 5: Configure the VPort 351’s IP address
When the VPort 351 is first powered on, the POST (Power On Self Test) will run for a few
moments. The STAT LED will turn green when the POST is complete. The NETWORK LED will
then flash as the IP address is assigned. The network environment determines how the IP address
is assigned.
Network Environment with DHCP Server:
For this network environment, the unit’s IP address will be assigned by the network’s DHCP
server. Refer to the DHCP server’s IP address table to determine the unit’s assigned IP address.
You may also use the Moxa VPort and Ether Device Configurator Utility (edscfgui.exe), as
described below:
1. Run edscfgui.exe to search for VPorts and EDS switches. After the Utility window opens, you
may also select or click on Broadcast Search, located under the List Server menu, or click on
to initiate a search.
the Broadcast Search icon
NOTE
You may download the Moxa VPort and EtherDevice Configurator Utility (edscfgui.exe)
software from Moxa’s website at www.moxa.com.
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2. The Broadcast Search window will open, displaying a list of all switches and VPorts located
on the network, as well as the progress of the search.
3. When the search has concluded, the Model Name, MAC address, and IP address of the EDS
Switch and VPort will be listed in the Utility window.
NOTE
Broadcast Search can only be used to search for devices on the same LAN domain. If your
devices are located on a different LAN domain, use Specify IP Address to search for the device
by keying in the IP address.
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4. Double click the selected VPort, or use the IE web browser to access the VPort’s web-based
manager (web console).
Network Environment without a DHCP Server:
If the unit is connected to a network that does not have a DHCP server, then you will need to
configure the IP address manually. The VPort 351 has a default IP address of 192.168.127.100
with a default subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. You may need to change your computer’s IP address
and subnet mask so that the computer and the VPort 351 are on the same subnet.
To change the unit’s IP address manually, open the unit’s web console and navigate to System
Configuration Æ Network Æ General. Make sure that Use fixed IP address is checked so that
the IP address is not reset every time the unit is restarted.
Step 6: Log into the VPort 351’s web console
In your web browser, navigate to the VPort 351’s IP address to open the web console.
Step 7: Install the ActiveX Control plug-in
A security message will appear the first time you access the VPort’s web console. The message
asks if you wish to install the VPort ActiveX Control component, which is required to allow video
images to be viewed in Internet Explorer. Click Yes to install this plug-in.
NOTE
For Windows XP SP2 or above, the ActiveX Control component will be blocked for security
reasons. In this case, the warning message may not appear. You will need to unblock the
ActiveX control function or disable security in order to install the ActiveX Control component.
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Step 8: Verify operation in the web console
After the ActiveX Control component is installed, the VPort 351’s web console will appear. Check
for the following items to confirm proper installation:
1. Video images
2. Audio (make sure PC sound is turned on)
3. Video information
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Step 9: Review or modify VPort 351 configuration
In the web console, navigate to System Configuration to review or modify the unit’s
configuration. For detailed information on settings, please refer to Chapter 4.
NOTE
In the web console, administrators may navigate to System Configuration Æ System Æ
Account to set up an administrator’s password for authentication purposes. The administrator
account name is admin. When a password has been set up, an authentication window will appear
whenever someone attempts to open the unit’s web console.
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RS-232 Console Configuration (115200, None, 8, 1, VT1 00)
NOTE
1.
2.
You cannot connect to the VPort 351 simultaneously by serial console and Telnet.
You may connect to the VPort 351 simultaneously by web browser and serial console, or by
web browser and Telnet. However, we strongly recommend that you use only one connection
method at a time. This allows you to maintain better control over your VPort 351’s
configuration.
You can access the RS-232 console by using a terminal emulator on your PC. We recommend that
you use PComm Terminal Emulator, which is free and can be downloaded from Moxa’s website.
The following instructions explain how to use PComm to access the RS-232 console.
1. Use an RJ45 to DB9-F (or RJ45 to DB25-F) cable to connect the VPort 351’s RS-232 console
port to a COM port on your PC.
2. From the Windows desktop, click Start Æ Programs Æ PCommLite2.5 Æ Terminal
Emulator.
3. Select Open under Port Manager to open a new connection.
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4. The Communication Parameter page of the Property window opens. Select the appropriate
COM port for Console Connection, 115200 for Baud Rate, 8 for Data Bits, None for Parity,
and 1 for Stop Bits.
5. Click the Terminal tab, and select VT100 for Terminal Type. Click OK to continue.
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6. A blank screen will appear. Press Enter, after which a login message will appear. Only the
administrator is allowed to use this console configuration. Use admin as the username and the
associated admin password as the password. Press Enter to continue.
7. The RS-232 console’s Main Menu will be displayed. (NOTE: To modify the appearance of
the PComm Terminal Emulator window, select Font... under the Edit menu, and then choose
the desired formatting options.)
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8. After entering the Main Menu, use the following keys to move the cursor, and to select
options.
NOTE
Key
Up/Down/Left/Right arrows, or Tab
Enter
Space
Function
Move the onscreen cursor
Display & select options
Toggle options
Esc
Previous Menu
Many settings are related to video images, which cannot be shown on the RS-232 console. The
VPort 351’s RS-232 console provides only Basic System Setting and Network Setting. For more
advanced configuration, please use the web console.
Mounting the VPort 351
Mounting Dimension
30.00
40.00
13.10
9.00
15.10
25.40
135.00
135.00
35.00
DlN-Rail
DlN-Rail Kit
Front View
105.00
Side View
3.5
6
57.05
66.80
25.29
6
39.54
10
10
5
18
13
46.61
27.20
48.30
13
7.75
30.50
7.75
23.56
DlN-Rail Kit
13.9
Rear View
18.2
13.9
Wall Mounting Kit
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DIN-Rail Mounting
The DIN-Rail attachment plate should already be attached to the back panel of the VPort 351
when you take it out of the box. If you need to reattach the plate, make sure the metal spring is
situated towards the top, as shown in the figures below.
STEP 1:
STEP 2:
Insert the top of the DIN-Rail into the slot just
below the metal spring.
The unit will snap into place as shown below.
metal
spring
metal
spring
DIN-Rail
DIN-Rail
Reverse Steps 1 and 2 above to remove the VPort 351 from the DIN-Rail.
Wall Mounting
Follow the steps below to mount the VPort 351 on a wall or panel.
STEP 1:
Remove the DIN-Rail attachment plate from the VPort 351. Attach the two wall-mount plates as
shown in the diagrams below.
Top
plate
⇒
Bottom
plate
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STEP 2:
Mounting the VPort 351 on the wall requires 4 screws. Use the VPort 351,
with wall mount plates attached, as a guide to mark the correct locations of
the 4 screws. The heads of the screws should be less than 6.0 mm in
diameter, and the shafts should be less than 3.5 mm in diameter, as shown in
the figure at the right.
Do not screw the screws in all the way—leave a space of about 2 mm to
allow room for sliding the wall mount panel between the wall and the
screws.
NOTE
6.0 mm
3.5 mm
Before you mount the unit on the wall, make sure that the screws are the right size by testing
them with the apertures on the mounting plates.
STEP 3:
Once the screws are fixed in the wall, insert
the four screw heads through the large parts of
the keyhole-shaped apertures, and then slide
VPort 351 downwards, as indicated in the
figure. Tighten the four screws for added
stability.
1
1
2
2
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Wiring Requirements
ATTENTION
Be sure to disconnect the power cord before installing and/or wiring your Moxa VPort 351.
Calculate the maximum possible current in each power wire and common wire. Observe all
electrical codes dictating the maximum current allowable for each wire size.
If the current goes above the maximum ratings, the wiring could overheat, causing serious damage
to your equipment.
You should also pay attention to the following:
y Use separate paths to route wiring for power and devices. If power wiring and device wiring
paths must cross, make sure the wires are perpendicular at the intersection point. NOTE: Do not
run signal or communications wiring and power wiring in the same wire conduit. To avoid
interference, wires with different signal characteristics should be routed separately.
y You can use the type of signal transmitted through a wire to determine which wires should be
kept separate. The rule of thumb is that wiring that shares similar electrical characteristics can
be bundled together.
y Keep input wiring and output wiring separated.
y It is strongly advised that you label wiring to all devices in the system when necessary.
Grounding the VPort 351
Grounding and wire routing help limit the effects of noise due to electromagnetic interference
(EMI). Run the ground connection from the ground screw to the grounding surface prior to
connecting devices.
ATTENTION
This product is intended to be mounted to a well-grounded mounting surface such as a metal
panel.
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Wiring the Redundant Power Inputs
The VPort 351 has two power inputs, labeled PWR1 and PWR2, on the 6-pin and 8-pin terminal
block connectors. Top and front views of the terminal block connectors are shown in the following
figures.
V1- V1+
STEP 1: Insert the negative/positive DC or
AC wires into the V-/V+ terminals.
STEP 2: To keep the DC or AC wires from
pulling loose, use a small flat-blade
screwdriver to tighten the wire-clamp screws
on the front of the terminal block connector.
STEP 3: Insert the plastic terminal block
connector prongs into the terminal block
receptor, which is located on VPort 351’s top
panel.
V2- V2+
PWR1
PWR2
V1- V1+
V2- V2+
PWR1
PWR2
ATTENTION
The power for this product is intended to be supplied by a Listed Power Unit, with output marked
LPS, and rated to deliver 12 to 32 VDC at a maximum of 740 mA, or 18 to 30 VAC at a maximum
of 890 mA.
Wiring the Relay Output
The VPort 351 has two sets of relay output—relay 1 and relay 2. Each Relay Contact consists of
the two contacts of the terminal block on the VPort 351’s top panel. Refer to the next section for
detailed instructions on how to connect the wires to the terminal block connector, and how to
attach the terminal block connector to the terminal block receptor.
In this section, we will explain the meaning of the two contacts used to connect the Relay Contact.
RELAY 2
The VPor 351 has two sets of relay outputs, labeled
RELAY 1 and RELAY 2, located on the 8-pin
terminal block connector. Each relay output uses 3
of the contacts on the 8-pin terminal block. The
terminal block is located on the VPor 351’s top
panel.
RELAY 1
Normal Open
Common
Normal Close
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The relay output can be configured for:
1. System alarm: power failure or disconnected network.
2. Event alarm: VMD (Video Motion Detection), video loss, and Digital Inputs.
ATTENTION
The maximum current and power capacity of the relay output is 24 VDC @ 1A. Please be careful
not to exceed this power specification.
ATTENTION
Before connecting the VPort to the DC/AC power inputs, make sure the DC power source voltage
is stable.
Wiring the Digital Inputs
The VPort 351 has two digital inputs, labeled DI1 and DI2. Each DI consists of two contacts of the
6-pin terminal block connector located on the VPort’s top panel. Top and front views of one of the
terminal block connectors are shown here.
I1
DI1
I1
DI1
I2
DI2
I2
DI2
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STEP 1: Insert the negative (ground)/positive
DI wires into the ┴/I1 terminals.
STEP 2: To keep the DI wires from pulling
loose, use a small flat-blade screwdriver to
tighten the wire-clamp screws on the front of
the terminal block connector.
STEP 3: Insert the plastic terminal block
connector prongs into the terminal block
receptor, which is located on VPort 351’s top
panel.
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RS-232 Connection
The VPort 351 has one RS-232 (10-pin RJ45) console port, located on the top panel. Use either an
RJ45-to-DB9 or RJ45-to-DB25 cable (see the cable following wiring diagrams) to connect the
VPort 351’s console port to your PC’s COM port. You may then use a console terminal program,
such as Moxa PComm Terminal Emulator, to access the VPort 351’s console configuration utility.
RJ45 (10-pin) Console Port Pinouts
Pin Description
1
--2
DSR
3
--4
GND
5
TxD
6
RxD
7
GND
8
--9
DTR
10
---
1
10
RJ45 (10-pin) to DB9 (F) Cable Wiring
RJ45 Plug Pin 1
1
DCD
2
DSR
3
RTS
GND 4/7
5
TxD
6
RxD
8
CTS
9
DTR
1
6
7
5
3
2
8
4
DCD
DTR
CTS
GND
RxD
TxD
RTS
DSR
RJ45 (10-pin) to DB25 (F) Cable Wiring
RJ45 Plug Pin 1
1
DCD
2
DSR
3
RTS
GND 4/7
5
TxD
6
RxD
8
CTS
9
DTR
8
6
4
7
2
3
5
20
2-18
DCD
DTR
CTS
GND
RxD
TxD
RTS
DSR
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10/100BaseT(X) Ethernet Port Connection
The 10/100BaseT(X) port located on the VPort 351’s front panel is used to connect to
Ethernet-enabled devices.
The following table shows pinouts for both MDI (NIC-type) ports and MDI-X (HUB/Switch-type)
ports. We also show cable wiring diagrams for straight-through and cross-over Ethernet cables.
(MDI) Port Pinouts
Pin
1
2
3
6
(MDI-X) Port Pinouts
Signal
Tx+
TxRx+
Rx-
Pin
1
2
3
6
8-pin RJ45
Signal
Rx+
RxTx+
Tx-
1
RJ45 (8-pin) to RJ45 (8-pin) Straight-Through Cable Wiring
Straight-Through Cable
Switch Port
RJ45 Plug Pin 1
RJ45
Connector
Tx+
TxRx+
Rx-
VPort Ethernet
Port
RJ45
Connector
Cable Wiring
3
6
1
2
3
6
1
2
Rx+
RxTx+
Tx-
RJ45 (8-pin) to RJ45 (8-pin) Cross-Over Cable Wiring
Cross-Over Cable
VPort Ethernet
Port
NIC Port
RJ45 Plug Pin 1
RJ45
Connector
(Rx+)
(Rx-)
(Tx+)
(Tx-)
Tx+
TxRx+
Rx-
RJ45
Connector
Cable Wiring
3
6
1
2
1
2
3
6
2-19
Rx+
RxTx+
Tx-
(Tx+)
(Tx-)
(Rx+)
(Rx-)
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100BaseFX Ethernet Port Connection
The concept behind the SC port and cable is easy to understand. Since optical signals do not
require a circuit to transmit data, one cable is used to transmit data and one cable is used to receive
data, providing full-duplex transmission.
Remember to connect the Tx (transmit) port of device I to the Rx (receive) port of device II, and
the Rx (receive) port of device I to the Tx (transmit) port of device II. If you make your own cable,
we suggest labeling the two sides of the same line with the same letter (A-to-A and B-to-B, as
shown below, or A1-to-A2 and B1-to-B2).
SC-Port Pinouts
SC-Port to SC-Port Cable Wiring
A
A
B
B
Tx
Rx
A
B
A
B
PTZ Port
A PTZ port is located on the VPort 351’s front panel. The port is used to connect to a PTZ
motorized camera or device, so that the camera or device can be controlled from the VPort over
the IP network. The PTZ port supports RS-232 or RS-422/485 signals through the terminal block.
The PTZ port pin assignments are shown in the following table.
Pin Assignment
1
2
3
4
5
PIN RS-422/485 RS-232
1
GND
GND
2
R--3
R+
RxD
4
T-\D--5
T+\D+
TxD
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Chapter 3
Accessing VPort 351’s Web-based
Manager
This chapter includes information about how to access VPort 2310 Video Server for the first time.
The following topics are covered:
‰ Functions Featured on the VPort’s Web Homepage
¾ VPort’s Information
¾ Server Name
¾ Camera Image View
¾ Audio Control
¾ Client Setting
¾ System Configuration
¾ Video Information
¾ PTZ Control PanelPTZ (Motorized) Camera Control
¾ Custom PTZ Camera Commands
¾ Video Image Snapshots
¾ Relay Control
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Functions Featured on the VPort’s Web Homepage
The homepage of the VPort’s web console shows information specific to that VPort, the camera
image, and configurations for client and server.
NOTE
The VPort’s web homepage is best viewed using a 1280 x 1024 screen size. This is because the
camera image can be viewed at a resolution up to Full D1 (NTSC: 720 x 480; 720 x 576). We
strongly recommend using IE 6.0 (Microsoft Internet Explorer) or above to avoid incompatibility
with the ActiveX Plug-in.
VPort’s Information
This section shows the VPort’s model name, server name, IP address, MAC address, firmware
version, and the display status of the LEDs located on the VPort’s front panel.
NOTE
The VPort LEDs shown on the VPort’s web homepage are updated every 10 seconds.
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Server Name
A server name can be assigned to each server. Administrators can change the name in System
Configuration/System/General. The maximum length of the sever name is 40 bytes.
Camera Image View
The assigned image description and system date/time will be displayed in the caption above the
image window. You may disable the caption or change the location of the image information from
the System Configuration/Video/Image Setting. Note that if the VPort’s motion detection
function is active, some windows in the video picture might be framed in red.
Audio Control
The VPort 351 provides both audio input and audio output for voice over IP communication.
Client users can directly enable and disable the audio input (a microphone, for example) by
clicking the microphone button, and audio output (a speaker, for example) by clicking the speaker
button from the VPort’s web homepage. You may also use the Client Setting to disable the audio
transmission.
Client Setting
Users can configure the following functions in Client Settings.
1. Media Options: Enable or disable the video or audio transmission.
2. Protocol Options: Choose one of four protocols to optimize your usage—UDP, TCP, HTTP,
or Multicast.
y
UDP protocol can be used to produce audio and video streams that are more real-time.
However, some packets may be lost due to network burst traffic, and images may become
blurred.
y
TCP protocol can be used to prevent packet loss, which results in a more accurate video
display. The downside of using TCP is that the real-time effect is worse than with UDP
protocol.
y
HTTP protocol can be used to prevent being blocked by a router’s firewall. The downside of
using HTTP is that the real-time effect is worse than with UDP protocol.
y
Multicast protocol can be used to send a single video stream to multiple clients. In this case, a
lot of bandwidth can be saved since only one video stream is transmitted over the network.
However, the network gateway (e.g., a switch) must support multicast protocol (e.g., IGMP
snooping). Otherwise, the multicast video transmission will not be successful.
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Once the video encoder is connected successfully, Protocol Options will indicate the selected
protocol. The selected protocol will be recorded on the user’s PC, and will be used for the next
connection.
System Configuration
A button or text link on the left side of the system configuration window only appears on the
administrator’s main page. For detailed system configuration instructions, refer to Chapter 4,
System Configuration.
Video Information
Users can easily monitor the current video performance by looking at the Video Information
shown on the left side of the homepage. The following properties are shown: Video Size, Video
Quality (Fixed bit rate or Fixed video quality), Max. FPS (frames per second), and (current) FPS
Status.
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PTZ Control Panel
Users can click this link to pop up a new window for PTZ Control.
Zoom,
Focus and
IRIS control
Moving
Direction
Control
Panel
PAN, TILT,
ZOOM speed
configuration,
and GO TO
preset position
Extra
Command
(Based on
the driver)
Custom
Command
PTZ (Motorized) Camera Control
If a serial device, such as a motorized camera, is attached to the COM port, the control panel will
appear on the main page for user’s who have permission to operate the camera. Buttons that are
active will change color when the cursor is passed over the button. Users can control the pan, tilt,
zoom, and focus functions of motorized cameras. The home button is used to return the camera to
the center position if the camera supports this command. In addition to near and far control for
focus, an AUTO button is provided for setting auto focus mode. To move the motorized camera
more precisely, the speed control for pan and tilt allows users to fine tune the aiming of the camera.
Users can also click directly on any point in the image to force the motorized camera to focus on
that point, or select a preset location from the drop-down menu. Administrators are able to add or
modify the list of preset locations. Details are described in the relevant section in Chapter 4,
System Configuration.
NOTE
For some PTZ cameras, users can click on any position in the image to point the camera to that
position. We currently support this functionality for Pelco-D, Pelco P and Dynacolor DynaDome
PTZ drivers.
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Custom PTZ Camera Commands
In addition to the default pan, tilt, zoom, and focus controls, an additional 10 buttons are available
for custom commands to control the attached motorized (PTZ) cameras. Custom commands are set
up by administrators, and are used for functions such as activating or deactivating the dome wiper.
Refer to the attached motorized device’s User’s Manual to see which functions can be controlled
with these additional buttons.
Video Image Snapshots
Users can take snapshot images for storing, printing, or editing by clicking the Snapshot button.
To save the image, click the right mouse button and select the Save option.
Relay Control
The VPort 351 has 2 relay outputs for external devices, such as alarms. Administrators and
permitted users can click on Open to short the Common and Normal Open digital output pins, or
click on Close to short the Common and Normal Close digital output pins.
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System Configuration
After installing the hardware, the next step is to configure the VPort 351’s settings. Users can
configure by web console.
This chapter includes the following sections:
‰ System Configuration by Web Console
¾ System
¾ Network
¾ Video
¾ Audio
¾ Alarm
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System Configuration by Web Console
System configuration can be done remotely with Internet Explorer. To access the server, type the
system configuration URL, http://<IP address of Video Server>/setup/config.html, to open the
configuration main page.
There are five configuration categories: System, Network, Video, Audio, and Alarm. A
description of each configuration item is shown in the table below:
Category
Item
General
Accounts
Diagnosis
System
System Log
System Parameter
Firmware Upgrade
Factory Default
Reboot
General
SMTP Server
Network
FTP Server
DDNS
Universal PnP
Multicast Setting
Accessible IP
SNMP
QoS (ToS)
HTTP Event Server
Video
Audio
Image Setting
Camera Modulation
Video Performance
Camera Control
Quality
System Alarm
Event
Alarm
Alarm
Description and Contents
Set Host Name and Date/Time
Administrator, User, and Demo Account Privileges
Management
Self-diagnostic report with system, communication,
power, and LED status
System Log and operation information
System parameter information and Import/Export
functions
Remote Firmware Upgrade
Reset to Factory Default
Device will reboot for restarting system
The IP network settings of this VPort
Set up Primary and Secondary SMTP Server and e-mail
accounts
Set up the Primary and Secondary FTP Server
Configure Dynamic DNS service
Enable UPnP function
Set up Multicast (IGMP) Streaming
Set up a list to control the access permission of clients
by checking their IP address
Configure the SNMP settings
Configure ToS(Type of Service)
Set up the HTTP Event Server to send the event alarm
action
Configure the attributes of the video image
Select the camera’s modulation (NTSC, PAL or AUTO)
Set up the Size (Resolution), FPS, and Video Quality
Set up the Camera’s PTZ Control
Set up the audio source
Configure Power Failure, Video Loss, and Network
Connection Broken alarms
General settings of event alarm
Set up the Alarm schedule
Configure the Video Motion Detection Alarm
Basic
Schedule
Video
Motion
Detection
Digital Input Configure the Digital Input Alarm
Video Loss Configure the Video Loss Alarm
Set up the Sequential Snapshot operation
Sequential
Snapshot
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This table can also be found on the System Configuration Æ Overview webpage.
System
General Settings
On the General Settings page, administrators can set up the video Server name and the Date and
Time, which appear in the image’s caption.
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Server name
Setting
Max. 40 characters
Description
Use a different server name for each
server to help identify the different
servers. The name appears on the web
homepage.
Default
VPort 351 Video Encoder
Date and Time
Setting
Default
Keep current date and
time
Use the current date and time as the
VPort’s time setting.
Sync with computer
time
Synchronize VPort’s data and time setting
with the local computer time.
VPort 351 Video Encoder
Manually change VPort’s date and time
setting.
Use the NTP server for changing VPort’s
date and time setting in a given period.
Manual
Automatic
NOTE
Description
Select the Automatic option to force the VPort to synchronize automatically with timeservers
over the Internet. However, synchronization may fail if the assigned NTP server cannot be
reached, or the VPort is connected to a local network. Leaving the NTP server blank will force
the VPort to connect to default timeservers. Enter either the Domain name or IP address format
of the timeserver if the DNS server is available.
Don’t forget to set the Time zone for local settings. Refer to Appendix G for your region’s time
zone.
Account Privileges
Different account privileges are available for different purposes.
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Admin password
Setting
Ad min Password
(max. 14 characters)
Confirm Password
(max. 14 characters)
NOTE
Description
Default
Administrator can type the new
password in this box.
Default admin password is
If a new password is typed in the Admin
Password box, you will need to retype “admin”
the password in the Confirm Password
box before updating the new password.
The default account name for administrator is admin; the administrator account name cannot be
changed.
User’s Privileges
VPort products provide 10 user accounts for accessing VPort. Administrators can set up user’s
privileges in this section. Each user can be given independent access right to the external I/O and
camera control.
Setting
NOTE
Description
User Name
Type a specific user name for user authentication.
Password
Type a specific password for user authentication.
Privilege
Check the function boxes to assign privileges for
users in Control Camera, Control Relay1, and
Control Relay2.
Default
None
The FPS of the video stream will be reduced as more and more users access the same VPort. For
this reason, only 10 users can access the VPort 351 at the same time. Enforcing this kind of
restriction helps guarantee the performance of the video stream.
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System Diagnosis
VPort products have a self-diagnosis function to let the administrator get a quick view of the
system and connection status. Administrators can save this diagnosis information in a file
(diagnosis.log) by clicking the Export to a File button, or send the file via email by clicking the
Send a Report via Email button.
System Log History
The system log contains useful information, including current system configuration and activity
history with timestamp for tracking. Administrators can save this information in a file (system.log)
by clicking the Export to a File button, or send the file by email by clicking the Send a Report
via Email button.
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System Parameters
The System Parameters page allows you to view all system parameters, which are listed by
category. The content is the same as the VPort’s sys_config.ini file. Administrators can also save
this information in a file (sys_config.ini) by clicking the Export to a File button, or import a file
by clicking the Browse button to search a sys_config.ini file and the Import a System Parameter
File button to update the system configuration quickly.
NOTE
The system parameter import/export functions allow the administrator to backup and restore
system configurations. The Administrator can export this sys_config.ini file (in a special binary
format) for backup, and import the sys_config.ini file to restore the system configurations of
VPort video encoders. System configurations will be changed immediately after the VPort is
rebooted.
Firmware Upgrade
Take the following steps to upgrade the firmware:
Step 1: Press the Browse button to select the firmware file.
NOTE
For the VPort 351, the firmware file extension should be .rom.
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Step 2: Click on the Upgrade button to upload the firmware to the VPort.
Step 3: The system will start to run the firmware upgrade process.
Step 4: Once Firmware Update Success…..Reboot.... is shown, please wait for few seconds
for the VPort to reboot. The reboot process is finished once the STAT LED is lit
continuously in green.
NOTE
Upgrading the firmware upgrade will not change the original settings.
Reset to Factory Default
From the “Reset to Factory Default” page, click on OK (as shown in the following figure) to reset
the VPort to its factory default settings.
NOTE
All parameters will be reset to factory defaults when you use the Factory Default function. For
this reason, if you want to keep a digital copy of the current configuration, remember to export
the sys_config.ini file before using the Factory Default function.
Reboot
From the “Device Reboot” page, click OK (as shown in the following figure) to restart the VPort’s
system.
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Network
General Network Settings
The General Network Settings page includes some basic but important network configurations
that enable the VPort to be connected to a TCP/IP network.
Access Method
VPort products support the DHCP protocol, which means that VPort can get its IP address from a
DHCP server automatically when it is connected to a TCP/IP network. The Administrator should
determine if it is more appropriate to use DHCP, or assign a fixed IP.
Setting
Get IP address
automatically
Use fixed IP address
NOTE
Description
VPort gets the IP address automatically
from the DHCP server.
Use the IP address assigned by the
administrator.
Default
Get IP address automatically
We strongly recommend that the administrator assign a fixed IP address to the VPort, since all of
the functions and applications provided by the VPort are active when the VPort is connected to
the network. Use DHCP to determine if the VPort’s IP address may change when then network
environment changes, or the IP address is occupied by other clients.
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General Settings
Setting
IP address
Subnet mask
Gateway
Primary DNS
Secondary DNS
Description
Variable IP assigned automatically by the
DHCP server, or fixed IP assigned by the
Administrator.
Variable subnet mask assigned
automatically by the DHCP server, or a
fixed subnet mask assigned by the
Administrator.
Assigned automatically by the DHCP
server, or assigned by the Administrator.
Enter the IP address of the DNS Server
used by your network. After entering the
DNS Server’s IP address, you can input
the VPort’s url (e.g., www.VPort.
company.com) in your browser’s address
field, instead of entering the IP address.
Enter the IP address of the DNS Server
used by your network. The VPort will
try to locate the secondary DNS Server if
the primary DNS Server fails to connect.
Default
192.168.127.100
255.255.255.0
Blank
Obtained automatically from
the DHCP server, or left
blank in non-DHCP
environments.
Obtained automatically from
the DHCP server, or left
blank in non-DHCP
environments.
HTTP
Setting
Description
HTTP port enables connecting the VPort 80
HTTP Port
(80, or 1024 to 65535) to the web.
Default
RTSP Streaming
The VPort 351 supports standard RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) streaming, which means
that all devices and software that support RTSP can directly acquire and view the video images
sent from VPort 351 without any proprietary codec or SDK installations. This makes network
system integration much more convenient. For different connection types, the access name is
different. For UDP and TCP streams, the access name is udpStream. For HTTP streams, the
access name is moxa-cgi/udpStream. For multicast streams, the access name is multicastStream.
You can access the media through the following URL: rtsp://<IP address>:<RTSP
port>/<Access name> for software that supports RTSP.
Setting
RTSP Port
Description
An RTSP port is similar to an HTTP port,
which can enable the connection of
video/audio streams by RTSP.
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We use Apple QuickTime media player to illustrate RTSP streaming applications:
Step 1: Open Apple QuickTime Player and select File - Open URL in New Player.
Step 2: When the following pop-up window appears, type the URL in the input box. E.g., type
rtsp://<VPort 351’s IP address>[:<RTSP Port]/unicaststream
rtsp://<VPort 351’s IP address>[:<RTSP Port]/multicaststream
RTSP Port: 554 Is default, and then click on OK to connect to the VPort 351.
Step 3: Wait a few seconds for QuickTime Player to establish the connection.
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Step 4: After the connection has been established, the VPort 351’s video will appear in the
QuickTime Player display window.
NOTE
The video performance of the VPort 351 in other media players may not always be the same. For
example, you will notice a greater delay when viewing the VPort 351’s video from QuickTime
player compared to viewing it directly from the VPort 351’s built-in web server. In addition,
viewing the VPort 351’s video from Quicktime player through a router or Internet gateway could
result in a broken connection.
NOTE
For the time being, the VPort 351’s RTSP video/audio stream can be identified and viewed by
Apple QuickTime Ver. 6.5 and above, and VLC media player. System integrators can use these 2
media players to view the VPort 351’s video directly, without needing to use the VPort’s SDK to
create customized software.
SMTP Server and Email Account Settings
The VPort not only plays the role of server, but can also connect to outside servers to send alarm
messages and snapshots. If the administrator has set up some applications in either system
information or alarm, the VPort will send out messages or snapshots once these conditions occur.
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1st SMTP Server and Sender Email
Setting
1st SMTP (mail)
server
1st SMTP account
name
1st SMTP password
1st Sender’s email
address
Description
SMTP Server’s IP address or URL
address.
For security reasons, most SMTP servers
require the account name and
password to be authenticated.
Default
None
None
None
For security reasons, SMTP servers must
None
see the exact sender email address.
NOTE
Note that if the Sender’s email address is not set, a warning message will pop up and the e-mail
system will not be allowed to operate.
NOTE
The 2nd SMTP Server and Sender Email are backups that are used if the 1st SMTP Server and
Sender Email fail when connecting or sending email.
Two recipient email accounts are available for receiving emails sent by the VPort. For redundancy,
both addresses receive the sent messages and alarm snapshots simultaneously.
Setting
1st Recipient’s Email
Address
2nd Recipient’s Email
Address
Description
Default
Email address of the 1st recipient.
None
Email address of the 2nd recipient.
None
FTP Server Settings
FTP is the other method available for the VPort to send alarm messages and snapshots.
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1st FTP Server
Setting
1st FTP server
1st FTP server port
1st FTP user name
1st FTP remote folder
1st FTP passive mode
Description
FTP server’s IP address or URL address.
FTP server’s authentication.
FTP file storage folder on the remote FTP
server.
Passive transfer solution for FTP
transmission through a firewall.
Default
None
None
None
None
Disabled
NOTE
The 2nd FTP Server is a backup in case the 1st FTP Server fails to connect or has trouble
sending files.
NOTE
Whenever the system reboots, a system log will be sent by email or FTP to show the login status
of the VPort. The system log will be sent to the Sender email address if the SMTP server settings
are correct. To send the system log via FTP, the SMTP server should be erased since the E-mail
system is used by default to transmit the system log.
NOTE
For either e-mail or FTP, the information of the 1st server should be entered first. If the 1st
server is not set, the related FTP or email will be cancelled. Note that it may take time to connect
to the 2nd server after the first server fails, and it may affect some applications when adverse
conditions occur too often.
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Dynamic DNS
DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) is a combination of DHCP, DNS, and client
registration. DDNS allows administrators to alias VPort’s dynamic IP address to a static hostname
in any of the domains provided by the DDNS service providers listed on VPort’s Network/DDNS
configuration page. DDNS makes it easier to access VPort from various locations on the Internet.
Setting
Enable DDNS
Provider
Host Name
Username/ E-mail
Password/ Key
Description
Enable or disable DDNS function
Select the DDNS service providers,
including DynDNS.org (Dynamic),
DynDNS.org (Custom), TZO.com, and
dhs.org.
The Host Name you use to link to the
VPort.
Default
Disable
None
None
The Username/E-mail and
None
Password/Key are used to enable the
service from the DDNS service provider
(based on the rules of DDNS websites). None
NOTE
Dynamic DNS is a very useful tool for accessing a VPort over the Internet, especially for xDSL
connections with a non-fixed IP address (DHCP). Administrator and users can avoid the trouble
of connecting with the VPort when the IP address of the VPort is not fixed, by using the unique
host name in the URL to establish a connection with the VPort.
NOTE
Different DDNS service providers have different application rules. Some applications are free of
charge, but most require an application fee.
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Universal PnP
UPnP (Universal Plug & Play) is a networking architecture that provides compatibility among
networking equipment, software, and peripherals of the 400+ vendors that are part of the Universal
Plug and Play Forum. This means that they are listed in the network devices table for the operating
system (such as Windows XP) supported by this function. Users can link to VPort directly by
clicking on the VPort listed in the network devices table.
Setting
Enable UPnP
Description
Enable or disable the UPnP function.
Default
Enable
Multicast
The VPort 351 supports the advanced Multicast network protocol IGMP, which can greatly
improve the efficiency of network traffic. In this section, we explain multicasts, multicast filtering,
and how multicast can be implemented on your VPort.
What is Multicast?
A multicast is a packet that is intended for “one-to-many” and “many-to-many” communication.
Users explicitly request to participate in the communication by joining an end-station to a specific
multicast group. If the network is set up correctly, a multicast can only be sent to an end-station or
a subset of end-stations on a LAN or VLAN that belong to the relevant multicast group. Multicast
group members can be distributed across multiple subnetworks. Therefore, multicast transmissions
can occur within a campus LAN or over a WAN. In addition, networks that support IP multicast
send only one copy of the desired information across the network. The packets are only replicated
if they reach a network node that links to two or more members of the multicast network.
Transmitting packets in this way makes more efficient use of network bandwidth. A multicast
packet is identified by the presence of a multicast group address in the destination address field of
the packet’s IP header.
Benefits of Multicast
The benefits of using IP multicast are that it:
y Enables the simultaneous delivery of information to many receivers in the most efficient,
logical way.
y Reduces the load on the source (for example, a server) because it does not need to produce
multiple copies of the same data.
y Makes efficient use of network bandwidth and scales well as the number of participants or
collaborators expands.
y Works with other IP protocols and services, such as Quality of Service (QoS).
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y There are situations where a multicast approach is more logical and efficient than a unicast
approach. A typical use of multicasts is in video-conferencing, in which high volumes of traffic
need to be sent to several end-stations simultaneously, but for which broadcasting that traffic to
all end-stations would seriously reduce network performance. Besides, several industrial
automation protocols, such as Allen-Bradley, EtherNet/IP, Siemens Profibus, and Foundation
Fieldbus HSE (High Speed Ethernet), use the multicast approach. These industrial Ethernet
protocols use publisher/subscriber communications models by multicasting packets that could
flood a network with heavy traffic. IGMP provides the ability to prune multicast traffic so that it
travels only to those end destinations that require the traffic, thus reducing the amount of traffic
on the Ethernet LAN.
The network WITHOUT Multicast
Group 2
Video Stream Group 1
Group 1
Group 2
Video Stream Group 2
Group 1
The network WITH Multicast
IGMP Group 2
Group 1 Multicast Stream
IGMP Group 1
Group 2 Multicast Stream
IGMP Group 2
IGMP Group 1
NOTE
The VPort 351 is the source that delivers the multicast video stream. To benefit from the
Multicast protocol, the gateway or network switch should support the multicast filtering function
(such as IGMP Snooping) so that the multicast stream is delivered correctly and precisely. To
learn more about IGMP Snooping, refer to the Moxa EtherDeviceTM series Industrial Ethernet
Switch user’s manual.
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Configuring Multicast Settings
Setting
Multicast group
address
Multicast video port
Multicast audio port
Multicast TTL
NOTE
Description
Multicast Group address for sending
video stream.
Video port number.
Audio port number.
Multicast-TTL (Time-to-live) threshold.
There is a certain TTL threshold defined
for each network interface or tunnel. A
multicast packet’s TTL must be larger
than the defined TTL for that packet to be
forwarded across that link.
Default
239.128.0.99
5556
5558
15
Whenever you enable the VPort’s IGMP Multicast stream, note the video/audio port number.
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Accessible IP List
The VPort 351 uses an IP address-based filtering method to control access to the VPort.
Accessible IP Settings allow you to add or remove “Legal” remote host IP addresses to prevent
unauthorized access. Access to the VPort is controlled by IP address. That is, if a host’s IP address
is in the accessible IP table, then the host will be allowed access to the VPort. Administrators can
allow one of the following cases by setting this parameter:
y Only one host with a specific IP address can access the VPort. Enter “IP
address/255.255.255.255” (e.g., 192.168.1.1/255.255.255.255)
y Hosts on a specific subnet can access the VPort.
y Enter “IP address/255.255.255.0” (e.g., “192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0”)
y Any host can access the VPort. Disable this function.
Refer to the following table for more configuration examples.
Allowable Hosts
Any host
192.168.1.120
192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.254
192.168.0.1 to 192.168.255.254
192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.126
192.168.1.129 to 192.168.1.254
Input Formats
Disable
192.168.1.120/255.255.255.255
192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0
192.168.0.0/255.255.0.0
192.168.1.0/255.255.255.128
192.168.1.128/255.255.255.128
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SNMP
VPort supports three SNMP protocols. The available protocols are SNMP V1, SNMP V2c, and
SNMP V3. SNMP V1 and SNMP V2c use a community string match for authentication, which
means that SNMP servers access all objects with read-only or read/write permissions using the
community string public/private (default value). SNMP V3, which requires you to select an
authentication level of MD5 or SHA, is the most secure protocol. You can also enable data
encryption to enhance data security. SNMP security modes and security levels supported by VPort
are shown in the following table. Select one of these options to communicate between the SNMP
agent and manager.
Protocol
Version
Security
Mode
V1, V2c
Read
Community
SNMP V1, V2c
V1, V2c
Write/Read
Community
No-Auth
Authentication
Type
Data
Encryption
Method
Community string No
Use a community string match
for authentication
Community string No
Use a community string match
for authentication
No
No
MD5 or SHA MD5 or SHA
No
MD5 or SHA MD5 or SHA
Data
encryption
key
SNMP V3
Use account with admin or
user to access objects
Provides authentication based
on HMAC-MD5, or
HMAC-SHA algorithms.
8-character passwords are the
minimum requirement for
authentication.
Provides authentication based
on HMAC-MD5 or
HMAC-SHA algorithms, and
data encryption key.
8-character passwords and a
data encryption key are the
minimum requirements for
authentication and encryption.
Configuring SNMP Settings
The following figures indicate which SNMP parameters can be configured. A more detailed
explanation of each parameter is given below the figure.
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SNMP Read/ Write Settings
SNMP Versions
Setting
Description
V1, V2c, V3
Select SNMP Versions V1, V2c, V3
protocol to manage the switch
V1, V2c
Select SNMP Versions V1, V2c protocol to
manage the switch
V3 only
Select SNMP Versions V3 protocol only to
manage the switch
Default
V1, V2c
V1, V2c Read Community
Setting
V1, V2c Read
Community
Description
Use a community string match for
authentication, which means that the
SNMP agent accesses all objects with
read-only permissions using the
community string public.
Default
public
(max. 30 characters)
V1, V2c Read/Wirte Community
Setting
Description
Use a community string match for
authentication, which means that the
V1, V2c Read/Write
SNMP agent accesses all objects with
Community
read-only permissions using the
community string public.
Default
public
(max. 30 characters)
For SNMP V3, there are two levels of privilege for different accounts to access the VPort. Admin
privilege allows access and authorization to read and write MIB files. User privilege only allows
reading the MIB file, but does not authorize writing to the file.
Root Auth. Type (For SNMP V1, V2c, V3 and V3 only)
Setting
Description
Default
No-Auth
Use admin. account to access objects. No
authentication
No
MD5-Auth
Provide authentication based on the
HMAC-MD5 algorithms. 8-character
passwords are the minimum requirement
for authentication.
No
SHA- Auth
Provide authentication based on the
MAC-SHA algorithms. 8-character
passwords are the minimum requirement
for authentication.
No
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Root Data Encryption Key (For SNMP V1, V2c, V3 and V3 only)
Setting
Description
Default
Enable
8-character data encryption key is the
minimum requirement for data encryption. No
Maximum 30-character encryption key
Disable
No data encryption
No
User Auth. Type (For SNMP V1, V2c, V3 and V3 only)
Setting
No-Auth
MD5-Auth
SHA- Auth
Description
Use account of admin or user to access
objects. No authentication
Provide authentication based on the
HMAC-MD5 algorithms. 8-character
passwords are the minimum requirement
for authentication.
Provide authentication based on the
HMAC-SHA algorithms. 8-character
passwords are the minimum requirement
for authentication.
Default
No
No
No
User Data Encryption Key (For SNMP V1, V2c, V3 and V3 only)
Setting
Description
Default
Enable
8-character data encryption key is the
minimum requirement for data encryption. No
Maximum 30-character encryption key
Disable
No data encryption
No
Trap Settings
Setting
Trap Server
IP/Name
Trap Community
Description
Default
Enter the IP address or name of the Trap
No
Server used by your network.
Use a community string match for
No
authentication; Maximum of 30 characters.
Private MIB information
The private SNMP Object ID of theVPort is the enterprise value: 8691.8.1.2. This number cannot
be changed.
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QoS (ToS)
Quality of Service (QoS) provides a traffic prioritization capability to ensure that important data is
delivered consistently and predictably. The VPort 351 can inspect layer 3 ToS (Type of Service)
information to provide a consistent classification of the entire network. The VPort 351’s ToS
capability improves your industrial network’s performance and determinism for mission critical
applications.
Setting
Enable ToS
DSCP Value
NOTE
Description
Enable the ToS for transmitting the video stream with
the given priority
Set the mapping table with different ToS values
Factory Default
Disable
0, 0
To configure the ToS values, map to the network environment settings for QoS priority service.
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HTTP Event Servers
The VPort 351 can send the customized alarm actions and messages to the HTTP Event Servers,
which allows users to design a customized alarm system.
Video
Image Settings
Image Information Setting
Description
(max. of 14
characters)
Description
The customized description shown on the
caption or image to identify this video
None
camera.
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Image Appearance Setting
Image Information
Description
To determine what style of image
information is being shown. Includes Not
Shown, Shown on the Caption, and
Shown on the Image.
Default
Not Shown
Image Tuning
An Image Tuning button is available for the administrator to fine tune image attributes. After
clicking this button, a configuration window will pop up. You may configure Brightness,
Contrast, Saturation, and Hue.
Camera Modulation
The VPort 351 supports both NTSC and PAL camera modulations. The Administrator can use
automatic sensing by selecting Auto, or manually select NTSC or PAL.
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Changing the modulation requires resetting the server to detect the camera. Please ensure that
your configurations are saved before resetting the server.
Video Performance
VPort 351 support MPEG4 or MJEPG compression standard. Users should select the video
compression in first to identify the video stream format.
For MJPEG, users can set up the Resolution, Frame Rate, and Video Quality in Fixed Quality.
For MPEG4, users can set up Resolution, Frame Rate, and Video Quality in Fixed Bit Rate or
Fixed Quality.
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Resolution
The VPort 351 supports 5 different resolutions: Full D1, 4CIF, VGA, CIF, and QVGA.
Setting
Select the image size
Description
5 image resolutions (size) are provided.
The administrator can choose each option
with NTSC or PAL modulation.
Default
720 x 480 in NTSC or 720 x
576 in PAL
Resolution
Full D1
NTSC
720 x 480
PAL
720 x 576
4CIF
704 x 480
704 x 576
VGA
640 x 480
640 x 576
CIF
352 x 240
352 x 288
QVGA
320 x 240
320 x 288
Frame Rate (Frame per second)
Setting
Maximum frame rate
Key frame interval
(Only for MPEG4)
Description
The maximum frame rate is different to
accommodate different modulations of
video input. Administrators can also set
up the maximum frame rate to optimize
the bandwidth’s occupation.
Administrators can set up the key frame
interval to determine the video quality.
Default
30 for NTSC 25 for PAL
15
NOTE
Frame rate (frames per second) is determined by the resolution, image data size (bit rate), and
transmission traffic status. The Administrator and users can check the frame rate status in the
FPS Status on VPort’s web homepage.
NOTE
A large “Key frame interval” can reduce the bit rate, but will cause the image to be corrupted
longer if there is packet loss during transmission.
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Video Quality Control
Video Quality Control is used to optimize the bandwidth of the MPEG4 video stream. There are 2
modes for video quality control.
Setting
Fixed bit rate
(Only for MPEG4)
Fixed Quality
NOTE
Description
Default
Fixed
bit
rate
of 600 Kbps
The administrator can fix the
bandwidth to tune the video quality and
FPS (frames per second) to the optimum
combination. You may choose from the
following bandwidths: 600 Kbps, 1200
Kbps, 1800 Kbps, 2400 Kbps, 3000
Kbps, 3600 Kbps, 4200 Kbps, 4800
Kbps, and 5400 Kbps to let the VPort
determine the quality and frame rate by
itself. The combination of image quality
and FPS is determined by the bandwidth.
Excellent
The administrator can set the image
quality to one of 5 standards: Medium,
Standard, Good, Detailed, or
Excellent. The VPort will tune the
bandwidth and FPS automatically to the
optimum combination.
The image quality, FPS, and bandwidth are influenced significantly by network throughput,
system network bandwidth management, applications the VPort runs (such as VMD), how
complicated the image is, and the performance of your PC or notebook when displaying images.
The administrator should take into consideration all of these variations when designing the video
over IP system, and when specifying the requirements for the video system.
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Camera Control
The VPort supports PTZ (PAN/TILT/ZOOM) motorized camera control via an RS-232, RS-422,
or RS-485 COM port. Before setting up camera control, the administrator should first connect the
PTZ camera to the VPort. (Please refer to Chapter 2 for the PTZ port’s wiring specifications.)
Setting
Camera ID
Description
Each PTZ camera has an ID to identify
which PTZ camera is in the multi-drop
connection. To connect to the PTZ
camera, the VPort should first identify
its ID.
Default
1
Interface mode
Setting
Select the serial
interface
Description
Default
The PTZ COM port supports 2 serial
interfaces, although only one interface
can be used at a time. Depending on the
interface used by the attached device,
RS485
administrators must set the Interface
mode to either RS-232 or RS485/
RS-422.
Port Settings
Setting
Baud rate (bps)
Data bits
Stop bits
Parity bits
Description
The baud rate specified by the PTZ
camera’s serial communication specs.
The parameters used to define the serial
communication.
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2400
8
1
None
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PTZ Camera Drivers
VPort products come with PTZ camera drivers for some of the popular PTZ cameras.
Administrators can select the correct PTZ driver in Select the camera driver menu. If the attached
PTZ camera is not supported by the VPort, administrators can use the Custom Camera function to
enter the proprietary commands for pan, tilt, zoom, and focus control.
Setting
Select the camera
driver
Description
Use the built-in PTZ drivers, including
1. Transparent PTZ control
2. Custom Camera
3. Pelco D
4. Pelco P
5. Dynacolor DynaDome
Default
None
NOTE
For Transparent PTZ control, please refer to Chapter 2.
NOTE
If users want to connect the PTZ control or keyboard with a PC to control the PTZ camera
connected with VPort, please refer to the VPort SDK PLUS- ActiveX SDK to get the Moxa
RealCOM driver and implementation information.
Setting Up a Preset Position
Administrators can use the Preset Position function to set up the behavior of the PTZ camera in
advance, and then users with camera control privilege can move the camera’s lens to a preset
position without the need to control the pan, tilt, and zoom buttons on the VPort 351’s homepage.
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Set Up Custom Commands
VPort products provide 10 custom commands in addition to the general pan, tilt, zoom, and preset
functions, which are also shown on the PTZ Control Panel . Administrators can click on Setup
Custom Commands to configure the commands, and refer to the manual enclosed with the
attached PTZ camera to set up frequently-used functions. The Command should be entered in
ASCII format. The VPort will translate the commands into binary code and then send the data out
through the serial port. For instance, the text string 81 01ABCDEF will be translated into five
bytes of hexadecimal: 81, 01, AB, CD, and EF. The maximum length of a command string is 60,
which is equivalent to 30 hexadecimal bytes. The Display string is for the text on the command
buttons and should be less than 8 characters. If Custom Camera is selected, there will be more
commands for PTZF that relate to custom camera.
Setting Up Custom Camera
If the PTZ camera’s driver is not in the list, the administrator can select the custom camera from
the Select Camera driver menu to program the PTZ camera with ASCII code. A custom camera
window will pop up when the Setup Custom Camera button is clicked. Input the ASCII code into
this window. Port Settings (Data bits, Stop bits, and Parity bits) are for the serial
communication parameters and Control Settings are for programming the TILT (Move Up,
Move Down), PAN (Move Left, Move right), HOME, ZOOM (Zoom in, Zoom out) and
FOCUS (Focus near, Focus Far) actions.
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The control protocols are available from the PTZ camera’s supplier. You will need to get the
protocols from the supplier before programming the PTZ camera.
Uploading a PTZ Camera Driver
In addition to the PTZ camera drivers and custom camera functions supported by the VPort 351,
an alternative user-friendly Upload a PTZ Camera Driver function is available for implementing
the PTZ camera control. Moxa will release new PTZ camera drivers to Moxa’s website as they
become available. Administrators can click on Browse to upload the new PTZ camera drivers to
the VPort 351.
Audio
Audio Source
The VPort 351 supports real-time and synchronous video/audio transmission. Administrators need
to select the correct input type of audio source to avoid audio input distortion.
Setting
Audio Source
Description
For the audio connection, MIC-in
(microphone) and Line-in (voice
amplifier) are included for convenience.
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Alarm
System Alarm
In addition to the LED indicators, three kinds of system alarm are provided by the VPort 351 for
notifying the system operation administrator.
Alarm Type
Power Failure
Network Disconnected
Triggered Condition
1. Power 1 failure
2. Power 2 failure
Triggered Action
1. Relay
2. Email
Network disconnected
Relay
Power Failure Alarm
Setting
Enable power failure
alarm
Description
Enable or disable power failure alarm.
Default
Disable
Power 1 Failure/Power 2 Failure
Setting
Trigger Relay alarm
Auto warning via
recipient email
Description
Enable or disable the action of triggering
Relay 1 or Relay 2 alarms.
Enable or disable the action to send a
warning message by recipient’s email,
which is set up on the Network/ SMTP
Server configuration page.
Default
Disable
Disable
Network Disconnected Alarm
Setting
Enable network
disconnected alarm
Trigger Relay alarm
Description
Enable or disable network disconnected
alarm.
Enable or disable the action of triggering
Relay 1 or Relay 2 alarms.
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Disable
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Since several alarms can be set up to trigger the VPort’s relays, the administrator should
configure these alarms carefully in case a relay message is read incorrectly.
Event Alarm
Four kinds of event alarm are provided by the VPort 351 for building an intelligent video
surveillance system.
Alarm Type
Triggered Condition
Triggered Action
1. VMD 1
2. VMD 2 3. VMD 3
1. Relay
2. Email
3. FTP
4. HTTP Event Server
Digital Inputs
1. DI 1
2. DI 2
1.Relay
2.Email
3.FTP
4.HTTP Event Server
Video Loss
Video signal is lost
1. Relay
2. Email
3. HTTP Event Server
Sequential Snapshot
Enable sequential snapshot
1. Email
2. FTP
Video Motion Detection
(VMD)
Basic
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Alarm Time Interval
Setting
Delay second(s)
before detecting the
next alarm
Description
Set up the time interval for each event
alarm triggered.
Default
32 seconds
(10 to 999 seconds)
NOTE
The delay before detecting the next alarm cannot be less than the time needed to take a snapshot
after an event (post-event image).
NOTE
When using the Pre-Alarm Video Recording function, the Alarm Time Interval must exceed the
time needed to record and send the video, or the system will automatically cause a delay to meet
this condition.
Send Alarm with Recorded Video
The VPort 351 provides the pre-alarm video recording function, which can help the video
surveillance system obtain a more complete pre-alarm situation record. A total of 9 MB of
memory is available for video recording.
Setting
NOTE
Description
Default
Alarm type (Digital Input
1, Digital Input 2, Motion
Detection Area 1, Motion
Detection Area2, Motion
Detection Area 3)
Set up the alarm type to trigger sending the
recoded video to the ftp server if an ftp server
has been set up.
Digital Input 1
Recorded video size MB
(Max. size 9 MB)
Set up the amount of memory to be used for
video recording. Select from 1, 2, 3, ..., 9
MB.
0
% of video size for
recorded video before
event.
Set up the percentage of the video memory
size to be used for the pre-alarm video record.
Select from 10, 20, ..., 100%. After setting
0
this value, the rest of the video memory will be
used for recording after the event.
Only one alarm can be set up for pre-alarm video recording.
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NOTE
The VPort 351records video in a .PES file. Users can use the VPort Utility to transform the file
into an .AVI file for use with media players. In addition, this PES to AVI transform function can
allow users to transform video only, audio only, or both video and audio.
NOTE
The amount of time it takes to record pre-alarm (before event) and post-alarm (after event)
videos depends on the memory size, video performance settings, and video content. To
determine how long (in seconds) the pre-alarm and post-alarm videos are, administrators should
run a test when the video content is confirmed. After getting the recorded video file, right click
the file to check the video information, or play the video to see if the recording time is
appropriate. If you need to modify the recording time, you can tune the memory size, percentage
of pre-alarm recorded video, and the video performance to get the optimal configuration.
NOTE
The video resolution and FPS (frame per seconds) of the recorded videos are determined by the
video performance setting for video viewing. To increase the recording time of a recorded video,
administrators decrease the resolution and FPS.
NOTE
Since it takes time to send a recorded video by Email or FTP, the administrator can consider
enlarging the Alarm Time Interval to include that amount of time. Otherwise, when the next
alarm is triggered, the pre-alarm recorded video will not cover the full time period as determined
by the memory size settings.
Send alarm with snapshot image
Setting
Take snapshot
seconds(s) before the
event
Description
A snapshot image is taken this number of
seconds befor e th e event alar m
is triggered.
Take snapshot
seconds(s) after the
event
A snapshot image is taken this number of
seconds after the event alarm is
triggered.
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2 seconds
(from 1 to 6 seconds)
11 seconds
(from 1 to 999 seconds)
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VPort products will take 3 JPEG snapshot images: VPRE.JPG (pre-event), VTRG.JPG (the
moment of event) and VPOS.JPG (post-event) for the video channel when the trigger condition
is met. The three snapshots can also be downloaded by Email and FTP.
Suffix of Snapshot Image File Name in FTP
The snapshot images can be sent either by email or FTP. Administrators can add a suffix to the
filename of each JPEG snapshot image to make it easier to identify the files when using FTP to
download the snapshots.
Setting
With Date and Time
With Customized
words
Description
Enable or disable the function of adding
the date and time to the filename.
Enable or disable the function of adding
some additional text to the filename to
identify the snapshot image.
Default
Enable
Enable
DI, Relay Status
Administrators can check the current DI and Relay status of this VPort in the “DI, Relay Status”
section on the “Event Alarm Basic Settings” page. Two options are available to return the relay’s
status back to the system defaults. To make the function work, check the Override Relay 1
warning setting and Override Relay 2 warning setting boxes, and then click on Save.
NOTE
The relays will not be triggered when the Override Relay 1 warning setting and Override
Relay 2 warning setting boxes are checked. Un-check these 2 boxes to ensure that the relays
will trigger.
Schedule
A schedule is provided to set event alarms for daily security applications.
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Event Type
Setting
Video Loss, Digital
Input, Video Motion
D e te c t ion, Pow er
Failur e, N e twork
Failure, and
Sequential Snapshot
Description
Default
Set up the schedule of each kind of event
Video Loss
type.
Weekly Schedule
Setting
Event Alarms are
active all the time
Event Alarms are on a
weekly schedule
NOTE
Description
Default
Select the option “Event Alarms are active
all the time”
Event Alarms are active all the
Select to operate event alarms on a weekly time
schedule.
The applications described in the following sections will only work properly if either Event
Alarms are active all the time or Event Alarms are active based on weekly schedule is
selected.
Setting
Description
[I]Sun [I]Mon
Select the weekday for scheduling event
[I]Tue [I]Wed
alarms.
[I ]Thu [ I ]Fri [I]Sat
Begin
00:00
Duration
NOTE
00:00
Default
None
Set the beginning time of the event
00:00
l
Set the time period of the event alarm to
00:00
be activated.
Administrators can use the following few steps to set up an event schedule:
1.
Select Event Type
2.
Enable Event Alarms are active based on weekly schedule
3.
Select the weekday
4.
Set up the begin time
5.
Set up the duration this event will be active.
6.
Save
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Video Motion Detection
Video Motion Detection (VMD) is an intelligent event alarm for video surveillance network
systems. With the 3 area-selectable VMDs and sensitivity/percentage tuning, administrators can
easily set up the VMD alarm to be active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Setting
Enable VMD alarm
Show alert on the
image when VMD is
triggered
NOTE
Description
Enable or disable the VMD alarm.
Enable or disable alert for sections of the
homepage image on the homepage.
Default
Disable
Disable
Once the Show alert on the image when VMD is triggered is enabled, the red frames that appear
on the homepage image indicate the size of the VMD window set up by the administrator.
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Set up a VMD alarm
Setting
Window Name
Sensitivity
Percentage
Description
The name of each VMD window.
None
The measurable difference between two
sequential images to trigger VMD. Set a
1
larger sensitivity to make it easier for the
VMD to be triggered.
The minimum size of the image
change to trigger the VMD. Set a
0%
smaller percentage to make it easier to
trigger the VMD.
Default
Trigger Conditions and Actions
Administrators can set up triggers for each VMD, including Trigger Relay1 alarm, Trigger
Relay2 alarm, Send snapshot image via E-mail, Send snapshot image via FTP, and HTTP
Action Settings.
How to Set up a VMD alarm
Step 1: Check the Enable VMD alarm box. If the Administrator wants to show the red frame
alert on the image on the VPort 351’s web homepage, check the Show alert on the
image when VMD is triggered box. Click on the Save button to save these 2
configurations.
Step 2: Check on VMD1~3 to enable the VMD window. Left click the title bar of this window
to move the location of the VMD window, or drag the border to change the window size
so that it fits the desired VMD area.
Step 3: Assign a name to the VMD window in the Window Name column.
Step 4: Set up the Percentage parameters for individual VMD windows and the Sensitivity for
all VMD windows.
Step 5: Click on the Save button to save the settings.
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Step 6: To test the VMD condition, check the action of the graphics bar on the left side of the
save button. Wave your hand in front of the camera, in the VMD area, and then note
which color shows up in the graphics bar. Green means VMD is not triggered. Red
means VMD is triggered.
Step 7: Set up the Trigger Conditions and Actions of each VMD, and then click on the Save
button to save these configurations.
NOTE
Video Motion detection is provided as a reference because it is environment-dependent. When
the settings are configured to be very sensitive to motion, some triggered events might actually
be false alarms, since in fact there is only a tiny difference between sequential images. False
alarms can be triggered by the flashing of florescent lights, shifting of shadows, etc.
Digital Input
Two digital inputs are provided by the VPort 351 for linking with alarm detection devices, such as
sensors.
Setting
Enable digital input
alarm
Description
Default
Enable or disable the digital input alarm. Disable
Trigger Conditions
Setting
High
Low
Rising
Falling
NOTE
Description
The DI is always in the “High” state
after an alarm is detected.
The DI is always in the “Low” state after
an alarm is detected.
The DI works from state “Low” to state
“High” and then back to state “Low”
when an alarm is detected.
The DI works from state “High” to state
“Low” and then back to state “High”
when an alarm is detected.
Please refer to Chapter 1 to see the DI specifications.
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Disable
Enable
Disable
Disable
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Trigger Actions
Administrators can set up trigger actions for each DI, including Trigger Relay1 alarm, Trigger
Relay2 alarm, Send snapshot image via E-mail, Send snapshot image via FTP, and HTTP Action
Settings.
Video Loss
Setting
Enable video loss
alarm
Description
Enable or disable video loss alarm.
Enable the trigger action in triggering
Relay 1 or Relay 2 alarms.
Enable the trigger action to send a
Send Snapshot Image
warning message via email and FTP
Trigger Relay alarm
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Disable
Disable
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Alarm/Event Alarm/Sequential Snapshot
With this feature, the VPort can upload snapshots periodically to an external E-mail or FTP server
as a live video source. Use the Send sequential snapshot image every seconds option to set the
time interval. The interval can be set to any number from 1 second to 9999 seconds.
Setting
Enable Sequential
Snapshots
Send sequential
snapshot image every
seconds
Send Snapshot image
via E-mail
Send Snapshot image
via FTP
Description
Enable or disable the Sequential
Snapshots.
Default
Disable
Set the time interval of each snapshot
image.
30 seconds
(from 1 second to 30
seconds)
Choose how to send the snapshot
images.
Send Snapshot image via
Email
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Appendix A
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:
What if I forget my password?
A:
Every access to the video encoder needs authentication, unless the admin password is set up
as blank. If you are one of the managed users, you will need to ask the administrator for the
password. If you are the administrator, there is no way to recover the admin password. The
only way to regain access to video encoder is to utilize the RESET button on the top panel
to restore the factory settings (see Chapter 1 for details).
Q:
Why can’t I see video from the video encoder after it has been authenticated?
A:
There are many possible scenarios:
1. If you have just installed the video encoder and are unable to see the video, check the
video modulation on the System Configuration\Video\Camera Modulation page.
2. If the video encoder is installed correctly and you are accessing the video encoder for
the first time using Internet Explorer, adjust the security level of Internet Explorer to
allow installation of plug-ins.
3. If the problem still exists, the number of users accessing the video encoder at the same
time may exceed the maximum that the system allows.
Q:
What is the plug-in for?
A:
The plug-in provided by video encoder is used to display motion pictures. The plug-in is
needed because Internet Explorer does not support streaming technology. If your system
does not allow installation of plug-in software, the security level of the web browser may
need to be lowered. It is recommended that you consult the network supervisor in your
office before adjusting the security level.
Q:
Why is the timestamp different from the system time of my PC or notebook?
A:
The timestamp is based on the system time of the video encoder. It is maintained by an
internal real-time clock, and automatically synchronizes with the time server if the video
encoder is connected to the Internet and the function is enabled. Differences of several
hours may result from the time zone setting.
Q:
Why doesn’t the image refresh regularly?
A:
This may be due to the time it takes to store recorded video and snapshots into memory, or
the time it takes to send the images to the SMTP and FTP server when events occur.
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Q:
How many users are allowed to access the video encoder at the same time?
A:
Basically, there is no limitation. However the video quality also depends on the network.
VPort 351 User’s Manual Frequently Asked Questions bandwidth. To achieve the best
effect, the video encoder will allow 10 users for udp/tcp/http connections and 10 users for
multicast to be connected. We recommend using an additional web server that retrieves
images from the video encoder periodically if you need to host a large number of users.
Q:
What is the video encoder’s video rate?
A:
The MPEG4 codec can process 30 frames per second internally. However the total
performance is subject to many coefficients, as listed below:
1. Network throughput.
2. Bandwidth share.
3. Number of users.
4. More complicated objects result in larger image files.
5. The level of your PC or notebook that is responsible for displaying images.
In general, the transfer rate for a general local network environment can achieve over 800
kilobytes per second and approximately 10 to 20 pictures of a normal environment per second.
Q:
How can I keep the video encoder as private as possible?
A:
The video encoder is designed for surveillance purposes and has many flexible interfaces.
The user authentication and special confirmation when installing can keep the video
encoder from unauthorized access. You may also change the HTTP port to a non-public
number. Check the system log to examine any abnormal activities and trace the origins.
Q:
I have a PTZ camera that is not on the support list. How can I control it?
A:
The video encoder provides a custom camera command interface to control cameras that
are not supported. The details are described in this manual. Be sure that the PTZ port
settings are applied to the camera specifications. The general PTZ command is composed
of one start command and one stop command. When editing both commands in the edit box
of the configuration page, use comma(s) to separate commands. Each comma represents
200 milliseconds. In addition, the VPort has a PTZ driver upload function. Users can also
seek help from Moxa to create a new PTZ driver.
Q:
How fast will the video encoder check the status of digital inputs?
A:
The video encoder will check the input status in less than half a second.
Q:
Why can’t I access the video encoder when I set up some options in the application?
A:
When the video encoder is triggered by events, video and snapshots will take more time to
write to memory. If the events occur too often, the system will always be busy storing video
and images. We recommend using sequential mode or an external recorder program to
record motion pictures if the event is frequent. If you prefer to retrieve images by FTP, the
value could be smaller since an FTP server responds more quickly than a web server. Once
the system is too busy to configure, use the restore factory default and reset button to save
the system.
Q:
The image is not clear enough. Is anything broken?
A:
The lens can be focused by rotating the outer ring. Rotate it clockwise or counter-clockwise
to focus near or far.
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Appendix B
Settings of Supported PTZ Cameras
Since the COM port settings can be adjusted to other than the default settings, check the correct
default settings for the attached camera.
Camera model
Baud rate Data bits
Pelco D protocol
2400
8
DynaDome/SmartDome 9600
8
Stop bit
1
1
Parity bit
None
None
* Dynacolor DynaDome protocol will be supported starting with the V2.0 firmware.
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Time Zone Table
The hour offsets for different time zones are shown below. You will need this information when
setting the time zone in automatic date/time synchronization. GMT stands for Greenwich Mean
Time, which is the global time that all time zones are measured from.
(GMT-12:00)
(GMT-11:00)
(GMT-10:00)
(GMT-09:00)
(GMT-08:00)
(GMT-07:00)
(GMT-07:00)
(GMT-07:00)
(GMT-06:00)
(GMT-06:00)
(GMT-06:00)
(GMT-06:00)
(GMT-05:00)
(GMT-05:00)
(GMT-05:00)
(GMT-04:00)
(GMT-04:00)
(GMT-04:00)
(GMT-03:30)
(GMT-03:00)
(GMT-03:00)
(GMT-03:00)
(GMT-02:00)
(GMT-01:00)
(GMT-01:00)
(GMT)
(GMT)
(GMT+01:00)
(GMT+01:00)
(GMT+01:00)
(GMT+01:00)
(GMT+02:00)
(GMT+02:00)
(GMT+02:00)
International Date Line West
Midway Island, Samoa
Hawaii
Alaska
Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana
Arizona
Chihuahua, La Paz, Mazatlan
Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Central America
Central Time (US & Canada)
Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey
Saskatchewan
Bogota, Lima, Quito
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Indiana (East)
Atlantic Time (Canada)
Caracas, La Paz
Santiago
Newfoundland
Brasilia
Buenos Aires, Georgetown
Greenland
Mid-Atlantic
Azores
Cape Verde Is.
Casablanca, Monrovia
Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Stockholm, Vienna
Belgrade, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague (GMT+01 :00) Brussels,
Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Sarajevo, Skopje, Warsaw, Zagreb
West Central Africa
Athens, Istanbul, Minsk
Bucharest
Cairo
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(GMT+02:00)
(GMT+02:00)
(GMT+02:00)
(GMT+03:00)
(GMT+03:00)
(GMT+03:00)
(GMT+03:00)
(GMT+03:30)
(GMT+04:00)
(GMT+05:00)
(GMT+05:00)
(GMT+05:45)
(GMT+06:00)
(GMT+06:00)
(GMT+07:00)
(GMT+08:00)
(GMT+08:00)
(GMT+08:00)
(GMT+09:00)
(GMT+09:00)
(GMT+09:30)
(GMT+09:30)
(GMT+10:00)
(GMT+10:00)
(GMT+10:00)
(GMT+10:00)
(GMT+11:00)
(GMT+12:00)
(GMT+13:00)
Time Zone Table
Harare, Pretoria
Helsinki, Kyiv, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius
Jerusalem
Baghdad
Kuwait, Riyadh
Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd
Nairobi
Tehran
Abu Dhabi, Muscat (GMT+04:00) Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan (GMT+04:30) Kabul
Ekaterinburg
Islamabad, Karachi, Tashkent (GMT+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New
Delhi
Kathmandu
Almaty, Novosibirsk (GMT+06:00) Astana, Dhaka
Sri Jayawardenepura (GMT+06:30) Rangoon
Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta (GMT+07:00) Krasnoyarsk
Beijing, Chongqing, Hongkong, Urumqi
Taipei
Irkutsk, Ulaan Bataar (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore (GMT+08:00)
Perth
Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo (GMT+09:00) Seoul
Yakutsk
Adelaide
Darwin
Brisbane
Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Guam, Port Moresby (GMT+10:00) Hobart
Vladivostok
Magadan, Solomon Is., New Caledonia
Auckland, Wellington (GMT+ 12:00) Fiji, Kamchatka, Marshall Is.
Nuku’alofa
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Appendix D
Technical Specifications
Video
Video Compression
MPEG4, MJPEG
Video Input
1, BNC Connector
Video Output
1, Loop-through BNC Connector
NTS C/PAL
Auto-sensing or Manual
Video Resolution
NTSC
PAL
Size
Max. FPS
Size
Max. FPS
QVGA
320 x 240
30
320 x 288
25
CIF
352 x 240
30
352 x 288
25
VGA
640 x 480
30
640 x 480
25
4CIF*
704 x 480
30
704 x 576
25
Full D1
720 x 480
30
720 x 576
25
Video Viewing
Adjustable image size and quality
Timestamp and text overlay
Audio
Audio Input
1 Line-in or MIC-in, 3.5 mm phone jack
Audio Output
1 Line-out, 3.5 mm phone jack
Network
Protocols:
Ethernet
Serial Port
PTZ port
Console port
TCP, UDP, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, Telnet, NTP, DNS, DHCP,
UPnP, RTP, RTSP, ICMP, IGMPv3, SNMPv3, DDNS
1 10/100BaseT(X) auto negotiating RJ45 port, or
1 100BaseFX fiber port (SC connector)
1 RS-232 or RS-422/485 Terminal Block connector; Max.
speed of 115.2 Kbps
1 RS-232 RJ45 port
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GPIO
Digital Input
Technical Specifications
2 (max. 8 mA)
“High”: +13V to +30V
“Low”: -30V to +3V
Relay Output
2 (max. 24 VDC @ 1A)
LED Indicators
STAT
Indicates if the system booted properly
PWR1
Power 1
PWR2
Power 2
FAULT
Can be configured to correspond to system alarm, power
failure, video loss, or disconnected network
VIDEO
Video input signal active
AUDIO TEST
Audio input signal in test mode
PTZ
PTZ control signal active
Power
Inputs
Two 12/ 24 VDC or 24 VAC for redundancy
Consumption
Near 8W
Mechanical
Casing
IP30 protection, metal case
Dimensions (W x D x H)
52.98 x 135 x 105 mm (2.09 x 5.31 x 4.13 in.)
Weight
960 g
Installation
DIN-Rail or wall mounting
Environmental
Operating Temperature
0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F)
-40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F) for -T models
Storage Temperature
-40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Ambient Relative Humidity
5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Regulatory Approvals
Safety
UL 508 (Pending)
Hazardous Location
UL/cUL Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D (Pending),
ATEX Class I, Zone 2, EEx nC IIC (Pending)
EMI
FCC Part 15, CISPR (EN55022) class A
EMS
EN61000-4-2 (ESD), Level 2
EN61000-4-3 (RS), Level 3
EN61000-4-4 (EFT), Level 3
EN61000-4-5 (Surge), Level 3
EN61000-4-6 (CS), Level 3
EN61000-4-12
Shock
IEC60068-2-27
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Technical Specifications
Freefall
IEC60068-2-32
Vibration IEC60068-2-6
MTBF
160,000 hours
WARRANTY
5 years
Alarm Features
y Pre/Post alarm video recording (9 MB memory).
y
Video motion detection with sensitivity tuning.
y
Daily repeat timing schedule.
y
JPEG snapshots for pre/trigger/post alarm images.
y
Automatic transfer of stored images via email or FTP with event-triggered actions.
y
HTTP Event Servers for setting customized alarm actions.
PAN/TILT/ZOOM
y PTZ camera control through RS-232/422/485
y
Supported devices and protocols:
Pelco D, Pelco P, Dynacolor DynaDome, Custom Camera
y
Support PTZ driver upload
y
Support Transparent PTZ Control for controlling the PTZ camera with legacy PTZ control
panel or keyboard
Security
y User level password protection
y
IP address filtering
Recommended System Requirements
y Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz or above
y
512 MB memory or above
y
Windows XP/2000 with SP4 or above
y
Internet Explorer 6.x or above
y
DirectX 9.0c or above
Software Bundled Free
Moxa SoftDVR Lite
1- to 4-ch IP Surveillance Software for viewing & recording
(please check the release information on Moxa’s website)
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