Event Servers
Multi-CH Encoder Firmware – D1
A8D-R2N-V2.08.03-AC
User’s Manual
Table of Contents
1.
INSTALLATION _________________________________________________ 3
1.1
Minimum System Requirements _____________________________________ 3
1.2
Preparation before setup ___________________________________________ 4
1.2.1
1.3
Setup your PC network __________________________________________________ 4
Configuring the IP device - System ___________________________________ 9
1.3.1
Host Setting __________________________________________________________ 11
1.3.2
WAN Setting _________________________________________________________ 12
1.3.3
Date Setting __________________________________________________________ 16
1.3.4
UPnP _______________________________________________________________ 17
1.3.5
Port Mapping _________________________________________________________ 18
1.3.6
Multicast IP __________________________________________________________ 19
1.3.7
Multicast Port ________________________________________________________ 20
1.3.8
User Account Management ______________________________________________ 21
1.3.9
System Info __________________________________________________________ 22
1.3.10
Firmware Upgrade __________________________________________________ 23
1.3.11
Factory Default _____________________________________________________ 24
1.3.12
Save Reboot _______________________________________________________ 24
1.3.13
Logout ____________________________________________________________ 25
1.4
Configuring the IP device – Channel (Channel Firmware series 2.xx.xx) _ 26
1.4.1
Video Display ________________________________________________________ 27
1.4.2
Host Setting __________________________________________________________ 28
1.4.3
Video Setting _________________________________________________________ 29
1.4.4
Video Adjustment _____________________________________________________ 32
1.4.5
System Info __________________________________________________________ 33
1.5
Configuring the IP device – Channel (Channel Firmware series 3.xx.xx) _ 1-34
1.5.1
Video Display ______________________________________________________ 1-35
1.5.2
Host Setting ________________________________________________________ 1-37
1.5.3
Video Setting _______________________________________________________ 1-38
1.5.4
Video Adjustment _____________________________________________________ 41
1.5.5
Event _______________________________________________________________ 44
1.5.6
System Info __________________________________________________________ 71
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1.
1.1
INSTALLATION
Minimum System Requirements
The IP device provides access through an embedded web server. To access the device,
your PC needs to meet minimum requirements to perform satisfactorily.
CPU
Pentinum 4 2.4GHz and above
Memory
256 MB or above
Operating System
Windows XP with SP2 or above. Windows Vista / Windows 2003 /
Windows 7
Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 and above.
Video Resolution
SVGA or XGA with 1024x768 resolution
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1.2
Preparation before setup
Our IP device provides access through Internet Explorer. You need to set
up the network settings and the IP address for the IP device. Please make
sure all connections are properly connected, then follow the provedures
below.
1.
Setup your PC network
The IP address for your PC must be within the same subnet as the IP
device. You need to match the TCP/IP settings between PC and IP
device before you can access it via IE.
2.
Setup IP device’s IP address
This IP device’s IP address can be assigned manually or acquired
automatically by network service (DHCP). If it acquires the IP address
by using the DHCP service, please use the IP utility software bundled
in the product CD to find the IP address for all IP devices.
1.2.1
Setup your PC network
To set up the network of IP device via a PC, you have to change the TCP/IP
settings of the PC.
The following are the default network settings of IP device.
IP Address: 192.168.0.100
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
To access the IP device, the IP address of the PC should match the address
below.
IP Address: 192.168.0.xxx
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
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NOTE: xxx should be a number from 1 to 254 except 100, which is
used by the IP device. Please also make sure that no two equipments
use the same IP address in the same network.
The procedures below is the setup procedure on Windows XP. If you use
operating system other than Windows XP, please refer to OS manuals for
proper setup procedures.
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STEP1
Start up your PC.
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STEP2
Click the [Start] and select the "Control Panel"
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STEP3
Double-click the "Network and Internet connections" icon.
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STEP4
Double-click the "Network connections" icon
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STEP5
Click “Local Area Connections”, and then click “Change settings of
this connection” in the network Task menu.
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STEP6
Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”, and then click the [Properties]
button. If you have both IPv4 and IPv6, choose IPv4.
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STEP7
Click the “Use the following IP address” radio button and enter the IP
address and the subnet mask.
Please set the settings as below.
IP address: 192.168. 0.xxx
Subnet mask: 255.255.255. 0
(NOTE: xxx should be a number
from 1 to 254 except 100, which
is used by the IP device. Please
also make sure that no two
equipments use the same IP
address in the same network..)
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STEP8
Click the [OK] button and the window dialog box closes.
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1.3
Configuring the IP device - System
This section describes how to configure the IP device. The administrator
has unlimited access to all settings, while the normal user can only view
live video. The IP device is configured under a standard browser
(Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or above).
Follow the procedures below to configure the IP device.

STEP1: Open a browser
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STEP2: Enter the IP address of the IP device.
The default IP address is “192.168.0.100”
The “Login Page” is now displayed as below.
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STEP3: Enter account name (factory default: Admin) and password
(factory default: 123456).
NOTE: Internet Explorer 6.0 or above is highly recommended. You
may download it from
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx
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STEP4: Select the language of the IP device user interface. You can
select from English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese,
Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Czech, and French. This user
interface setting will disappear once you log out, if you want to change
the default user interface language, please change the setting of [Host
setting] after login.
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STEP5: Click the
button to login or click the
to re-enter account and password.
button
Once successfully login, the “Main Setup page” will be displayed as
below.

STEP1: Click
to set system configurations of Multi-CH Video Server

STEP2: Click
to apply the choice
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1.3.1
Host Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s host settings

STEP1: Click the [Host Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Host setting page” is displayed as below.

STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■Host Setting
Parameters
Host name
Language
Network Link
Speed &
Duplex
Virtual Server
IGMP Enable
Description
Enter a host name, and this host name will be shown when you
use the IP utility or the SDK to search for the IP device.
Select the language of default user-interface. Every user will
see the default user-interface first when logging in.
This item lets you select the network transmission speed of
WAN port. You can select from
1. Auto detect (default setting)
2. 100Mbps / Full duplex
3. 100Mbps / Half duplex
4. 10Mbps / Full duplex
5. 10Mbps / Half duplex
Enter the Public IP or Domain Name of this device in a network
environment with Netwok Address Translation.
This option appears only in Multicast. Enabling it will enable
using IGMP membership to do multicast.
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■Port Mapping
Parameters

Description
HTTP port
Select the port for this IP device to use HTTP protocol.
Search server
port1
Search server
port2
Select the first port on which software applications can find this
IP device with. (e.g. IP utility).
Select the second port on which software applications can find
this IP device with. (e.g. IP utility).
STEP3: Click the
settings or click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save
Reboot] button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
NOTE: Check with your system administrator, if Client PC and IP device
are setting in different VLANs, please connect to WAN port.
NOTE: For all network router/switches connected to this Camera/Video
Server, be sure to use Auto Negotiation as the Network Connections
Type. This will enable the whole network to always run at the highest
possible speed. Please also refer to Network Speed & Duplex settings in
Host Setting section on Page 11 of this manual.
1.3.2
WAN Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s WAN, DNS server and
DDNS server settings.

STEP1: Click the [WAN Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “WAN setting page” is displayed as below
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STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■WAN Setting
Parameters
IP Setting
Dynamic IP
address
Description
Click this to enable IP device’s DHCP function.
It will acquire its WAN port IP address from a DHCP server
within the same network. (You must have a DHCP server in
order to enable this function.)
Click this to manually enter the IP device WAN port IP
address.
IP address: Enter the WAN port IP address.
Static IP
Subnet mask: Enter the subnet mask of WAN port. If
IP address is changed, adjust the subnet mask
accordingly.
address
ISP gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway
(the router).
Click this when you connect IP device directly to the xDSL
modem.
User name: Enter the user name of your xDSL
account.
Password: Enter the password of your xDSL
account.
PPPoE
Note: You have to click the [Save Reboot] after you click the
[Apply button] to let this IP device start xDSL
connections.
■DNS server Setting
Parameters
Primary DNS
server
Secondary DNS
server
Description
Defines the IP address of the primary DNS server. This is used
for identifying this computer by name instead of IP address.
The IP address of the secondary DNS server. It will be used
once the primary DNS server fails.
■DDNS server Setting
Parameters
DDNS type
Service ISP
Host name
Description
Click this to enable IP device’s DDNS function.
DDNS function enables user to connect to this IP device by
domain name even if its IP address is not static.
Click one of the DDNS service providers.
You can visit their website to get a DDNS service account for
this IP device.
Enter the host name of your DDNS service account. (ex:
xxxx.dyndns.org)
User name
Enter the user name to login your DDNS service account.
Password
Enter the password to login your DDNS service account.
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STEP3: Click the
settings or click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Check with your system administrator, if Client PC and IP
device are setting in different VLANs, please connect to WAN port.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save Reboot]
button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
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1.3.3
Date Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s date and time settings.

STEP1: Click the [Date Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Date setting page” is displayed as below

STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■Date Setting
Parameters
SNTP/NTP
server
Description
Click this to enable IP device’s SNTP/NTP function.
SNTP/NTP function enables this video to synchronize its time
settings with a SNTP/NTP server. You can use this function to
make sure all your IP devices’ time is the same. Additionally,
with our embedded digital-time-code in the streaming, you can
tell the event sequence accurately.
IP address: Enter the IP address of the SNTP/NTP
server.
Sync time: Select the time interval for this IP device
to synchronize its time.
Click this to manually setup the date & time.
Set manually
Date : Select the date
Time: Select the time
Time zone
Select the time zone offset for local settings
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Day Light Saving
Select Type 1 to specify daylight saving time by week
number in a month; select Type 2 to specify daylight saving
time by date.
Start Time : Select the daylight savings start time.
End Time : Select the daylight savings end time.
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STEP3: Click the
settings or click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save Reboot]
button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
Manually set date and time will NOT be kept if device loses power.
1.3.4
UPnP
This section tells you how to setup UPnP

STEP1: Click the [UPnP] on the “Main Setup page”.

STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■Port Mapping
Parameters
Enable UPnP
Description
TM
Check the box to enable/disable UPnP
TM
TM
Friendly Name
Enter the UPnP
friendly name.
Apply
Apply Button: Click apply to confirm the setting.
Reset
Click reset to re-enter the paramaters.
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1.3.5
Port Mapping
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s Port number.

STEP1: Click the [Port Mapping] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Port Mapping page” is displayed as below

STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■Port Mapping
Parameters
Video Control
Port
Description
Select the port through which software applications may
control each channel via this IP device.
Video Streaming Select the port through which software applications may
establish video streaming to each channel via this IP device.
Port
Select the port for each channel of this IP device to provide
RTSP Port
streaming over RTSP protocol.
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STEP3: Click the
settings or click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save
Reboot] button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
Manually set date and time will NOT be kept if device loses power.
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1.3.6
Multicast IP
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s Multicast IP.

STEP1: Click the [Multicast IP] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Multicast IP page” is displayed as below

STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■Multicast IP
Parameters
Multicast IP

Description
Enter the multicast IP for each channel.
STEP3: Click the
settings or click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save
Reboot] button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
Manually set date and time will NOT be kept if device loses power.
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1.3.7
Multicast Port
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s Multicast Port.

STEP1: Click the [Multicast Port] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Multicast Port page” is displayed as below

STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■Port Mapping
Parameters
Video Multicast
Port
Description
Enter the port used by each channel of this IP device to
support video multicast function.
Video RTP Over Enter the port used by each channel of this IP device to
support video RTP over multicast function.
Multicast
Audio RTP Over Enter the port used by each channel of this IP device to
support audio RTP over multicast.
Multicast

STEP3: Click the
settings or click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
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1.3.8
User Account Management
This section tells you how to setup the accounts.

STEP1: Click the [User account] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “User Account Management” is displayed as below

STEP2: Setup the account names and their respective passwords.
There are 1 root (administrator) account
and 10 common user
accounts allowed. Root(administrator) account allows the user to
watch the live view and modify all settings. The common user account
only allows for live video view, and cannot change settings.

STEP3: Click the
settings or click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save
Reboot] button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect
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1.3.9
System Info
This section tells you how to see the system information of this IP device,
including firmware version, MAC address, Product ID, WAN status and
system log.

STEP1: Click the [System info] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “System information page” is displayed as below

STEP2: View the information in the 3 columns. This information is
very useful to understand the IP device status and to resolve any
problem that might occur.
Column
System info
WAN status
System log

Description
It shows the firmware version, MAC address, production ID, and
factory default type of IP device.
It shows the WAN port’s IP address, netmask, gateway, DNS
server, DDNS host and connection status.
It shows the system event log. This column is very useful as a
diagnostic tool.
STEP3: Click
[Parameter List] where you may see all configurations
of the IP device.

STEP4: Click
[Server Report] to export related information of the IP
device while contacting your support channel.
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1.3.10 Firmware Upgrade
This section tells you how to see update IP device’s firmware. You can
always visit our web site for the latest firmware.

STEP1: Click the [Firmware] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Firmware image upgrade” is displayed as below

STEP2: Select system or channels that you are going to do firmware
upgrade. The ‘’firmware upgrade status” will be displayed as below.
■System information
Column
System
All Channels

Description
Select this option if you want to upgrade only the system
firmware.
Select this option if you want to upgrade firmware image of all
channels at the same time.
Firmware
Images File
Select the firmware Image File
MD5 File
Select the MD5 File
STEP 3: Click the
settings or click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the selection.

STEP 4: Select the corresponding .upg(image file) and .md5 file(md5
file), and upload it to IP device for upgrading

STEP 5: After successfully upgrading the firmware of IP device,
please be sure to power off the device and power on again after
upgrading firmware to complete the firmware upgrade process
properly.
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1.3.11 Factory Default
This section tells you how to see load IP device’s factory default setting.

STEP1: Click the [Factory Default] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Factory default setting page” is displayed as below

STEP2: Select system or channels that you are going to execute
factory default.
■System information
Column
Description
Factory Default Preserve Network and HTTP settings from factory default

STEP3: Click the
selection.
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
1.3.12 Save Reboot
This section tells you how to save all the settings and reboot this IP device.
This is critical because some settings might not take effect before save and
reboot.

STEP1: Click the [Save Reboot] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Save Reboot page” is displayed as below.
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
STEP2: Click the [Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
selection.

STEP3: The Action LED indicator will go off to indicate that the IP
device is rebooting. After around 30 seconds, the Action LED will
light up again to indicate that the reboot is completed.
1.3.13 Logout
This section tells you how to logout of the IP device. Be sure to logout from
this IP device once your setting is completed.

STEP1: Click the [Logout] on the “Main Setup page”.
You will logout and return to the “Login Page” as displayed below.
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1.4 Configuring the IP device – Channel
(Channel Firmware series 2.xx.xx)
This section describes how to select and configure the individual video
channel. Depending upon the channel firmware series, you will see either
section user interface of either section 1.4 or section 1.5. You can find out
channel firmware version from the system info section of individual
channels.

STEP1: Click

STEP2: Click
to set configurations of every single channel of
Multi-CH Video Server
to apply the choice
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1.4.1
Video Display
This section tells you how to view live images via Internet Explorer.

STEP1: Click the [Video Display] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Video Display page” is displayed as below.

STEP2: Check the

STEP3: Click the
[Audio Out] checkbox to enable/disable audio
output from control PC to IP device.

STEP4: Click the
[Mute] checkbox to select mute enable/disable
if you cannot see the video, and follow the
instructions.

STEP5: Click the
Setup page”.
[Quit] to exit the live view and return to “Main
NOTE: If the streaming is disabled, you cannot see the live
images here.
NOTE: For all network router/switches connected to this
Camera/Video Server, be sure to use Auto Negotiation as the
Network Connections Type. This will enable the whole network to
always run at the highest possible speed. Please also refer to
Network Speed & Duplex settings in Host Setting section on Page
11 of this manual.
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1.4.2
Host Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s host settings and LAN
settings.

STEP1: Click the [Host Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Host setting page” is displayed as below.
STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If you
are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■ToS (Type of Service)
Parameters
TOS (type of
service)
TOS priority
Description
Select whether to add the TOS tag onto the streaming data.
Streaming data with a higher priority TOS tag will be transmitted
first while compared with other data being transmitted.
Select the TOS tag’s priority to be added onto the streaming.
You can select between
1. Normal-Service
2. Minimize-Cost
3. Maximize-Reliability
4. Maximize-throughout
5. Minimize-Delay
STEP3: Click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
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1.4.3
Video Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s video and streaming settings.

STEP1: Click the [Video Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Video setting page” is displayed as below.
STEP2: Click
to enter the configuration table.
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■Video setting of Version V2.0
Parameters
Camera name
Description
The camera name is reserved for customer use.
Select the streaming mode.
1. TCP only
2. Multicast only
3. TCP & Multicast
Streaming Method
4. RTP over UDP
5. RTP over Multicast
6. RTP over UDP & Multicast
RTSP Authen
Checkbox to enable RTP streaming’s Account/Password
authentication.
Enable
RTP B2 Frame
Enable
Check box to enable the B2 frame in RTP streaming
Audio
Select to enable or disable the audio function.
Multicast IP
Setting belongs to “system” part, please refer section
“1.3.5 Multicast IP”
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Analog video
Select video type connected to the video-in of this IP
device. If you use an incorrect video type, some images
might be lost.
Resolution
Select the video resolution of the IP device.
Select the bit rate of the video streaming. You can select
from 28Kbps to 3Mbps.
Note: Lower bit rate consumes less bandwidth but
Bitrate
delivers lower quality images.
High bit rate consumes more bandwidth but delivers
higher quality images.
Select the frame rate mode.
Constant: The streaming’s frame rate remains
constant at all conditions.
Frame rate mode
Variable: The streaming frame rate will vary
according to the amount of motion and change
in the scene to maintain proper image quality.
Frame rate
Select the frame rate of the video streaming.
Frame Integration Select the deinterlace mode.
LowPass Filter
Enable to reduce color noise, and prevent data burst
Serial Port Baud
Rate
Select the Baud Rate setting of serial port.
Serial Port Control Select the Control setting of serial port.

STEP3: Click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
settings or click the

Note: Setting with mark
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
means they belong to “system” part, please
refer to section “1.3.4 Port Mapping” or section “1.3.6 Multicast Port”
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save Reboot]
button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
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1.4.4
Video Adjustment
This section tells you how to adjust the streaming video.

STEP1: Click the [Video Adjust] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Video adjust page” is displayed as below

STEP2: Set the

STEP3: Adjust the video by changing the value of
sensitivity of motion detection windows.
“Hue”,
“Brightness”,
“Saturation” and
“Contrast”. See the images
displayed above for the effect of the current setting.


STEP4: When satisfied with the video settings, click the
[Apply]
button of each setting to confirm the settings or click the
button to re-enter the parameters.
[Reset]
STEP5: Click the
if you cannot see the video, and follow the
instructions.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save
Reboot] button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
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1.4.5
System Info
This section tells you how to see the system information of every single
channel of IP device.

STEP1: Click the [System info] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “System information page” is displayed as below

STEP2: In the

STEP3: In the
, it shows the firmware version, MAC address, production
ID, and factory default type of IP device.
, It shows the system event. This column is very useful as
a diagnostic tool.

STEP4: Click
[Parameter List] where you may see all configurations of
the IP device.

STEP5: Click
[Server Report] to export related information of the IP
device while contacting your support channel.
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1.5
Configuring the IP device – Channel
(Channel Firmware series 3.xx.xx)
This section describes how to select and configure the individual video
channel. Depending upon the channel firmware series, you will see either
section user interface of either section 1.4 or section 1.5. You can find out
channel firmware version from the system info section of individual
channels.

STEP1: Click

STEP2: Click
to set configurations of every single channel of
Multi-CH Video Server
to apply the choice
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1.5.1
Video Display
This section tells you how to view live images via Internet Explorer.

STEP1: Click the [Video Display] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Video Display page” is displayed as below.

STEP2: Check the
[MPEG4/MJPEG] to select the Compression
type. Once selected, the video server/IP camera will start to stream
with the new compression type.

STEP3: Check the
[Mute] checkbox to mute or receive audio
from the video server/IP camera.

STEP4: Click the
[Audio Out] checkbox to enable/disable audio
transmission from this PC to IP device’s audio out and change audio
out volume. E.g. while this function is enabled you can talk to the
people at the IP device site.

STEP5: Click the
function by DO1.
[DO1] Button of trigger / un-trigger DO
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
STEP6: Click the
[DO2] Button of trigger / un-trigger DO
function by DO2.

STEP7: Click the
Setup page”.
[Setup] to exit live view and return to “Main

NOTE: If the streaming is disabled, you cannot see the live images
here.

NOTE: For all network router/switches connected to this Camera/Video
Server, be sure to use Auto Negotiation as the Network Connections
Type. This will enable the whole network to always run at the highest
possible speed.
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1.5.2
Host Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s host settings.

STEP1: Click the [Host Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Host setting page” is displayed as below.
STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If you
are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■ToS (Type of Service)
Parameters
TOS priority
Description
Select the TOS tag’s priority to be added onto the streaming.
You can select between
1. Normal-Service
2. Minimize-Cost
3. Maximize-Reliability
4. Maximize-throughout
5. Minimize-Delay
STEP3: Click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
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1.5.3
Video Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s video and streaming settings.

STEP1: Click the [Video Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
■Video setting
Parameters
Camera name
Description
The camera name is reserved for customer use.
Select the streaming mode.
1. TCP only
Streaming Method
2. Multicast only
3. RTP Over UDP
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RTSP Authen
Enable
RTP B2 Frame
Enable
4. RTP Over Multicast
5. RTP Over UDP & Multicast
Check box to enable RTP streaming’s Account/Password
authentication.
Check box to enable the B2 frame in RTP streaming
Audio
Select to enable or disable the audio function.
Input Sensitivity
Select HIGH or LOW of the audio input sensitivity
Multicast IP
Select the multicast IP. Default settings is 228.5.6.1
Multicast TTL
Select the multicast TTL. Default setting is 255.
IGMP
This option appears only in Multicast. Enabling it will
enable using IGMP membership to do multicast.
Resolution
Select the video resolution of the IP device.
Select the frame rate mode.
Constant: The streaming’s frame rate remains
constant at all conditions.
Frame rate mode
Variable: The streaming frame rate will vary
according to the amount of motion and change
in the scene to maintain proper image quality.
Frame rate
Encoder Type
Video Bitrates
Mode
Video Maximum
Bitrate
Bitrate
Video Quality
GOP Length
Select the frame rate of the video streaming.
Select the encoder’s compression type.
1. MPEG4
2. MJPEG
Select the video bitrate mode.
Constant Bit Rate: The streaming’s bitrate remains
constant at all conditions.
Variable Bit Rate:: The streaming bit rate will vary
according to the amount of motion and change in the
scene to maintain image quality.
Select the Maximum bitrate of the video streaming.
If the bitrate limit is too low, actual frame rate may also be
limited. Doing so will also disable Bit Rate setting below.
Select the bit rate of the video streaming. You can select
from 28Kbps to 3Mbps.
Note: Lower bit rate consumes less bandwidth but
delivers lower quality images.High bit rate
consumes more bandwidth but delivers higher
quality images.
This is only available when using Variable bit rate mode.
Yo may choose among HIGH, MIDDLE and LOW. The
quality will remain constsnt, while the bitrate will fluctuate.
This is only available when using Variable Bit Rate mode.
Normally there is one I frame and multiple P frames per
second. I frames encode the full view, while P fram
encode only the part that has changed. GOP length is the
number of frames until the next I frame appears. Setting
this to higher than normal frame rate (e.g. 8 fps when
megapixel) will help reduce the bitrate requirements . This
should not be used when the sene is vary dark, as video
noise will render this function useless. Max is 60. Set to 0
to automatically match with fps setting.
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RTSP port
Select the port for this IP device to support RTSP
Video RTP Over
Multicast
Audio RTP Over
Multicast
Enable/disable the multicast video streaming via RTP
protocol
Enable/disable the multicast audio streaming via RTP
protocol
Select the port through which software applications may
Video control port
control this IP device.
Video streaming Select the port through which software applications may
establish video streaming with this IP device.
port (TCP Only)
Select the port for this IP device to support video multicast
Video multicast
function of the application program.
port (Multicast
Only)
Serial Port Baud
Rate
Select the Baud Rate setting of serial port.
Serial Port Control Select the Control setting of serial port.
STEP2: Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save Reboot]
button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
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1.5.4
Video Adjustment
This section tells you how to fine tune video display and setup Motion
detection. To access this section, click [Video Adjust] on the “Main Setup
page”. The “Video adjustment page” will display as below
This screen has three parts. The video window, the motion activity
window and the settings area.
Video window
show the live image from the IP device. The black
bar above shows the current time. The motion detection regions, if enabled,
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are also displayed here.
To the right of Video window is the Motion Activity window. The
vertical blue bars show recent amount of activity detected in the selected
motion region. The red line
shows the trigger threshold for the Runtime
MD profile, and the blue line
shows the threshold for the Event MD
profile. If the activity is above the threshold currently used, an motion event
will be triggered. This means that if this MD region is currently using Event
MD profile, a motion will be trigger when activity climbs above the blue line,
not the red line. For detail settings, please see “Motion Detection Explained”
at the end of this section.
Motion detection: You can set motion detection for up to three
regions that can overlap with each other. Each region has three parameters:
sensitivity, trigger interval and threshold.
For parameters in each region, you may always use the same values, or
you may switch between Runtime Profile and Event Profile via our Event
handler. Please see sidebar for how to setup the proper values, and Events
section (Page 32) on how to use Dual Motion Detection profile sets.
Follow these steps to setup Motion Detecion:

STEP 1: Check this
box to enter Motion Setup mode. After you
click on Motion Setup, the text on button will change to Apply, and
greyed out info will now be editable.

STEP 2: Check this

STEP 3: Make sure you are editing the correct set of profile via the
box to enable Motion Detection
drop down list
(Choose Runtime MD Profile unless you are using
alternative profiles through Event handler)
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
STEP 4: Enable individual Motion Detection Region
to show the
Motion Detection Region on the video window. If some regions are not
displayed on screen, just uncheck and check each box again.

STEP 5: Setup the sensitivity
, interval
and threshold
each motion detection region. (See below box)

STEP 6: When you are satisfied with the motion detection settings,
click the [Apply] button to confirm the settings. Click [Reset] to
restore previous settings.For settings about video brightness, saturation
and contrast, just select from the dropdown list and see the result. You
do not need to click apply.
for
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save
Reboot] button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
Motion Detection Explained
Motion detection works by determine if the amount of motion in target region exceeds a
predefined threshold. If the activity is above the threshold, it triggers motion detection.
Sensitivity: This value decides if a given pixel is considered to have “motion activity”. For the same
motion sequence, more pixels will be marked with “motion activity” under higher sensitivity. The IP
devices are calibrated to provide good performance in normal scenes at sensitivity level 70. For
scenes with little light, reduce sensitivity to prevent overreaction to background noise.
Threshold: Threshold decides how many “percent” of pixels in this scene needs to be marked as
“changed” to trigger a motion event. A smaller threshold means camera will respond to movement
by smaller items. Usually you don’t want this value to be too close to zero, otherwise movement of
extremely small objects or even natural background noise will trigger a motion event, creating false
alarms. Default value is 10. Lower this to detect smaller objects, increase this to filter out small
objects
Interval: The amount of time that must pass before another motion event can be detected. This is
used to prevent the IP device from generating too many motion detection signals.
Night time / Noisy environments: In such cases, the background noise will be much greater than
day time. So random noise will create some non-existent “motion activity”. To avoide getting false
alarms, please lower your sensitivity levels, and slightly reduce the threshold until you get a good
balance.
Object Size: The size of object that may be detected is determined not only by threshold, but also
by the motion detection region size. Generally, a smaller region will always be much more accurate
and sensitive than a big region. Try to cover the scene with two or three MD regions, instead of using
one to cover the whole screen.
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1.5.5
Event
This section describes how to setup the Event Handler, which deals
with how the IP device respond to situations. Each IP device can have a
maximum of 10 Event Rules. Each rule includes one single trigger, and one
or many responses. Several types of responses are available. And there are
multiple external servers for the device to interact with.
When setting up Event Handler, there are three types of settings.
Event Server, Event Configuration and Event Rules
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Event Servers:
Event servers define whom the device may interact with. They can be
other servers or devices on the network, or even the camera itself. Event
Configuration sets up a list of what to tell the other party during interaction.
Event list lays down the rules and conditions about when to initiate which
responses from which triggers. The options available for Event rules are
selected from the event servers and event configurations.
Event servers are classified as FTP servers, SMTP servers and HTTP
CGI servers.
FTP servers can receive snapshot or video uploads that are issued as
part of the response from event handlers. You may setup one FTP server.
To setup FTP servers, make sure to enter
the network address,
the FTP port,
the User Name,
Password,
Connection mode
(Passive or Active) and
Connection time before timeout(in milliseconds).
Click
[Apply] to use these settings or click
[Reset] to clear changes.
SMTP servers can send email upon request from the IP device. The
email can be a simple subject and text email, or attached with snapshot /
video. You may setup two SMTP servers. The device will first attempt to
send the message via the Primary email SMTP server. If the first attempt
fails(after the Max connecting time), then the device will attempt to send via
the secondary SMTP server. If the device sends email successfully via the
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primary SMTP server, then it will not use the secondary SMTP server.
To setup SMTP servers, make sure to
enable the SMTP account,
choose the proper Authentication type (available types: None, Login,
Plain, Cram MD5, Digest MD5 and PoP Relay),
the User Name,
Password,
the email address displayed as sender (can be different than
the user name),
SMTP server address,
SMTP Port number and
Max Connection time before timeout (in seconds). Click
[Apply] to use
these settings or click
[Reset] to clear changes.
HTTP CGI server CGI servers are programs that run on web sites or
many devices. They can be custom programmed to perform a large variety of
actions based upon the input. You can define which CGI server to connect to
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here, and the user / password required to log into the target server. The actual
message / command is setup in the Notification messages / URL commands
section. You may define two separate CGI servers.
IP devices are also CGI servers. This means that IP devices can now
issue commands to each other, which creates endless possibilities for highly
coordinated response. The IP device can also give a loopback command to
itself, in effect changing almost all possible settings dynamically. For detail
on the commands used to control the cameras, please contact your customer
representative.
An example will help you gain a better sense of how to utilize this
unique function. Camera A is a fixed camera that looks at a corridor leading
to the main hall. It has a motion detection window located near the point
where the corridor arrives at the large hall. Camera B is a PTZ camera
located in the hall, which is usually left on auto-tour patrol. When motion
activity in the motion detection region triggers MD1 in Camera A, this then
in turn activates an event rule in Camera A that gives out a command to
Camera B. Camera B would then swivel to the preset point where the
corridor leads into the entrance and switch to higher bit rate to temporarily
provide clearer image. After the event ends, Camera B will go back to its
normal routine in lower bit rate.
To setup HTTP CGI servers, make sure to
enable the HTTP CGI
server,
enter the user name,
the password,
Network address,
port number and
Max connection time before timeout ( in seconds).
Click
[Apply] to use these settings or click
[Reset] to clear changes.
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Event Configuration:
Event configurations are the responses to be performed when an
event is triggered. For most types of responses, you can create several
different preset responses, then mix and match in event rules. Some
responses are not supported in all IP devices (e.g.: DO, PTZ). Event Motion
Detection profile is also a triggerable response, but the parameters are
defined through the Video Adjust page, not in Event page.
The configurable responses are classified as Digital I/O ports,
Notification messages, Upload Image / Snapshot, Send URL Commands and
go to PTZ Presets.
Digital I/O ports
Digital I/O ports (selected models only) read and control the
voltage difference in the circuit, and respond to it. They are useful in
connecting to a wide variety of devices. D/I is a trigger, while D/O is a
response. Both are setup here. Both have a low voltage state and a high
voltage state , noted as 0 and 1.
Trigger Interval: How does it work?
When a motion is detected or the device receives a DI trigger, usually users want the camera to stay on
high alert for a minimum duration of time before returning to normal mode. This duration is controlled by
setting the trigger interval value. During this time, the device will NOT respond to a second trigger. The
device will stay in the triggered state for as long as the trigger continues to be effective. So the Trigger
interval only limits the minimum amount of time the device will spend in the triggered state. Below are
sample diagrams on trigger-response mechanism.
No minimum interval
Minimum interval 60s
Trigger: 20s
Trigger: 20s
Response: 20s
Response: 60s
Trigger: 80s
Response: 80s
Trigger: 20s + 20s
Response: 60s
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DI: To setup DI, please define the
Active level as 0 or 1. If the
active level is set as 1, then camera will consider high voltage difference a
trigger, which can be used to initiate other events. The event will end when
the DI voltage goes back to 0.
Interval determines the minimum delay
that must pass before the IP device will accept another trigger from DI ( in
seconds). 0 means there is no minimum delay limit.
DO: To setup DI, please define the
Active level as 0 or 1. If the
active level is set as 1, then camera will change the output voltage to high
when this response is activated by an event rule. The voltage will go back to
low when the event ends.
Interval determines the minimum duration of
each DO response( in seconds). DO will remain at the active level during this
time, and if another event triggers DO before the end of the first DO, the
second trigger will no take effect. 0 means there is no minimum duration.
Notification messages:
*Pre-requisites: SMTP server / HTTP CGI server setup.
*Pre-requisites:
SMTP may
server
HTTPtoCGI
server
setup.or a HTTP CGI
Notification
messages
be/sent
either
an email
server. If sent to an CGI server, it works the same as an URL command, but
it does not allow a second message at end of event. You may configure up to
three preset massages. You can configure a message, but disable it. This will
allow you to keep the settings without using it, which will be useful in testing
and troubleshooting.
To setup Notification Messages, make sure to
enable the message,
then
determine what type of message to send (HTTP CGI or email).
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If you are sending to CGI server, you need to enter the CGI path
the URL command itself
, and an optional message
.
,
If you are sending email , please enter the receipient address , the
email subject , and the body message . Click
[Apply] to use these
settings or click
[Reset] to clear changes.
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Upload video/snapshot
*Pre-requisites: SMTP server / FTP server / HTTP CGI server setup.
IP devices may send video recording / snapshots to your chosen server
upon event. Video will be in .RAW format, while snapshots will be .JPG
files. You can define up to three group of settings to upload video/snapshot.
Snapshots can be sent to FTP / HTTP CGI and via Email, while video can
only be uploaded to FTP or HTTP CGI servers.
The parameters needed to setup this function are different for each task
combination (snapshot / ftp or video / HTTP… etc), and are explained below:
UI
Enable
Type
Upload Image to
Snapshot
Video
Email FTP CGI FTP CGI
Upload Time
Y
Y
Y
Image Rate
Y
Y
Y
Pre Buffer
Y
Y
Y
Y
File Name
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Upload Path
*
Y
Y
Y
Y
CGI Settings
Y
Recipient address
Y
Subject
Y
Y
Enable Video/snapshot checkbox: this decides if this rule is in effect,
or disabled. Sometimes it is useful to keep the settings, but not to enable it
for troubleshooting purposes.
Type / Upload image to: these define the task at hand, and change the
fields that needs to be filled out.
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Upload Time : IP device will provide video/snapshots for the number
of seconds here. It will stop uploading video/snapshot at the end of this
period. If you have video management software recording from this camera
at the same time, the normal recording through NVR will not be affected, and
goes on through out the event period and afterwards. But the special upload
session will end as the event ends.
Image Rate : This is used only by snapshots. This tells the camera
how many snapshots it should attempt to capture during the Upload Time. If
this value is set to 0, then the IP device will attempt to capture as many
snapshots as possible. Depending upon the device loading, the number of
snapshots taken may not reach the number you specified.
Pre Buffer: This is only used by video. If this is set to more than 0,
then the IP device will start to buffer video in its internal memory. The
maximum pre buffer is 3 seconds. When an event requires video upload, the
IP device will first upload the video taken right before the event then keep
uploading until it reaches the upload time.
File Name/ Upload Path: You will need to specify rule for file names
and upload paths (upload path is not needed for Email. Just put a slash “/” in
the field). The rules contain flexible parameters. A sample rule and
corresponding filename will look like this:
Front_Door_%YYYY_%MM_%[email protected]%hh%mm%ss
[email protected]
Upload Path folders may also be named dynamically. For the IP device
to create folders on FTP and HTTP CGI servers properly, your FTP/CGI
account will need to have permission to create folders. For syntax on auto
naming, please see online help or the inset box at the end of this section.
CGI settings : Some CGI servers may require special info and settings.
Please refer to CGI server designer for this section. IP devices do not allow
upload of Snapshots / Video into their embedded CGI servers.
Recipient Address / Subject: When uploading video/ snapshots via
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email, these information are required.
Auto Naming Rules for Files and Folders:
To properly track images and videos, a well thought out naming rule is necessary. There are a number of
automatic variables available to design a proper naming system, which may be used both on files and folders.
Symbol
%YYYY
Description
Example
4 digits for year
2009 for year 2009
the last 2 digits of 4 digits year
09 for year 2009
%MM
two digits for month. 01~12
01 for January
%DD
two digits for date. 01~31
01 for the 1st day of a month
%hh
two digits for hour. 00~23
%mm
two digits for minute. 00~59
%ss
two digits for second. 00~59
%W
a space character. ' '
''
%N
camera name
camera-1
%Y
File serial counter. It starts from 1 in every
uploading task. The counter will be
increased by 1 for next uploading file.
1,2,3,4,5,...
%YY
Example
1. Entrance-%YYYY-%MM-%[email protected]%hh%mm%ss for time 2009/06/05 22:50:30.
The full name is [email protected]
2. X_%w-%N_TEST%Y for camera name is 'my-camera' and three successive uploaded files.
The full name of these three files are
X_ -my-camera_TEST1, X_ -my-camera_TEST2, X_ -my-camera_TEST3
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Send URL commands
*Pre-requisites: HTTP CGI server setup.
*Pre-requisites: SMTP server / HTTP CGI server setup.
URL commands can be sent to HTTP CGI servers upon event. This
provides the possibility of highly intelligient response upon event. IP devices
and many other devices also have embedded CGI servers that may be
controlled.
When Event Handler sends an URL command, it will send one set of
command when the event is trigged, and another as the event becomes
inactive. Depending on the CGi design, the URL commands may be able to
be stringed together, and multiple commands may be issued in a single line.
An example would be when the access control device at the entrance
detects an entry, this device provides a DI signal to the PTZ camera, and
triggers an event. This event then sends a loopback command to the PTZ
Camera itself (by setting its own IP as the HTTP CGI server). The PTZ
Camera then moves to a preset location, stays until the event is over, then
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move back to another location. At the same time it moves to the preset
location, it increases the bitrate from 750k to 3M, and the frame rate from 4
fps to 8 fps. The bitrate / fps changes are reverted at the end of event.
Be sure to do Save and Reboot after you’ve updated the event settings.
Only then will the settings be commited to physical memory. You may lose
the settings to power loss or other situations if you do not do this step.
This section describes how to setup the Event Handler, which deals
with how the IP device respond to situations. Each IP device can have a
maximum of 10 Event Rules. Each rule includes one single trigger, and one
or many responses. Several types of responses are available. And there are
multiple external servers for the device to interact with.
When setting up Event Handler, there are three types of settings.
Event Server, Event Configuration and Event Rules
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Event Servers:
Event servers define whom the device may interact with. They can be
other servers or devices on the network, or even the camera itself. Event
Configuration sets up a list of what to tell the other party during interaction.
Event list lays down the rules and conditions about when to initiate which
responses from which triggers. The options available for Event rules are
selected from the event servers and event configurations.
Event servers are classified as FTP servers, SMTP servers and HTTP
CGI servers.
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FTP servers can receive snapshot or video uploads that are issued as
part of the response from event handlers. You may setup one FTP server.
To setup FTP servers, make sure to enter
the network address,
the FTP port,
the User Name,
Password,
Connection mode
(Passive or Active) and
Connection time before timeout(in milliseconds).
Click
[Apply] to use these settings or click
[Reset] to clear changes.
SMTP servers can send email upon request from the IP device. The
email can be a simple subject and text email, or attached with snapshot /
video. You may setup two SMTP servers. The device will first attempt to
send the message via the Primary email SMTP server. If the first attempt
fails(after the Max connecting time), then the device will attempt to send via
the secondary SMTP server. If the device sends email successfully via the
primary SMTP server, then it will not use the secondary SMTP server.
To setup SMTP servers, make sure to
enable the SMTP account,
choose the proper Authentication type (available types: None, Login,
Plain, Cram MD5, Digest MD5 and PoP Relay),
the User Name,
Password,
the email address displayed as sender (can be different than
the user name),
SMTP server address,
SMTP Port number and
Max Connection time before timeout (in seconds). Click
[Apply] to use
these settings or click
[Reset] to clear changes.
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HTTP CGI server CGI servers are programs that run on web sites or
many devices. They can be custom programmed to perform a large variety of
actions based upon the input. You can define which CGI server to connect to
here, and the user / password required to log into the target server. The actual
message / command is setup in the Notification messages / URL commands
section. You may define two separate CGI servers.
IP devices are also CGI servers. This means that IP devices can now
issue commands to each other, which creates endless possibilities for highly
coordinated response. The IP device can also give a loopback command to
itself, in effect changing almost all possible settings dynamically. For detail
on the commands used to control the cameras, please contact your customer
representative.
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An example will help you gain a better sense of how to utilize this
unique function. Camera A is a fixed camera that looks at a corridor leading
to the main hall. It has a motion detection window located near the point
where the corridor arrives at the large hall. Camera B is a PTZ camera
located in the hall, which is usually left on auto-tour patrol. When motion
activity in the motion detection region triggers MD1 in Camera A, this then
in turn activates an event rule in Camera A that gives out a command to
Camera B. Camera B would then swivel to the preset point where the
corridor leads into the entrance and switch to higher bit rate to temporarily
provide clearer image. After the event ends, Camera B will go back to its
normal routine in lower bit rate.
To setup HTTP CGI servers, make sure to
enable the HTTP CGI
server,
enter the user name,
the password,
Network address,
port number and
Max connection time before timeout ( in seconds).
Click
[Apply] to use these settings or click
[Reset] to clear changes.
Event Configuration:
Event configurations are the responses to be performed when an
event is triggered. For most types of responses, you can create several
different preset responses, then mix and match in event rules. Some
responses are not supported in all IP devices (e.g.: DO, PTZ). Event Motion
Detection profile is also a triggerable response, but the parameters are
defined through the Video Adjust page, not in Event page.
The configurable responses are classified as Digital I/O ports,
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Notification messages, Upload Image / Snapshot, Send URL Commands and
go to PTZ Presets.
Digital I/O ports
Digital I/O ports (selected models only) read and control the
voltage difference in the circuit, and respond to it. They are useful in
connecting to a wide variety of devices. D/I is a trigger, while D/O is a
response. Both are setup here. Both have a low voltage state and a high
voltage state , noted as 0 and 1.
Trigger Interval: How does it work?
When a motion is detected or the device receives a DI trigger, usually users want the camera to stay on
high alert for a minimum duration of time before returning to normal mode. This duration is controlled by
setting the trigger interval value. During this time, the device will NOT respond to a second trigger. The
device will stay in the triggered state for as long as the trigger continues to be effective. So the Trigger
interval only limits the minimum amount of time the device will spend in the triggered state. Below are
sample diagrams on trigger-response mechanism.
No minimum interval
Minimum interval 60s
Trigger: 20s
Trigger: 20s
Response: 20s
Response: 60s
Trigger: 80s
Response: 80s
Trigger: 20s + 20s
Response: 60s
DI: To setup DI, please define the
Active level as 0 or 1. If the
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active level is set as 1, then camera will consider high voltage difference a
trigger, which can be used to initiate other events. The event will end when
the DI voltage goes back to 0.
Interval determines the minimum delay
that must pass before the IP device will accept another trigger from DI ( in
seconds). 0 means there is no minimum delay limit.
DO: To setup DI, please define the
Active level as 0 or 1. If the
active level is set as 1, then camera will change the output voltage to high
when this response is activated by an event rule. The voltage will go back to
low when the event ends.
Interval determines the minimum duration of
each DO response( in seconds). DO will remain at the active level during this
time, and if another event triggers DO before the end of the first DO, the
second trigger will no take effect. 0 means there is no minimum duration.
Notification messages:
*Pre-requisites: SMTP server / HTTP CGI server setup.
*Pre-requisites:
SMTP may
server
HTTPtoCGI
server
setup.or a HTTP CGI
Notification
messages
be/sent
either
an email
server. If sent to an CGI server, it works the same as an URL command, but
it does not allow a second message at end of event. You may configure up to
three preset massages. You can configure a message, but disable it. This will
allow you to keep the settings without using it, which will be useful in testing
and troubleshooting.
To setup Notification Messages, make sure to
enable the message,
then
determine what type of message to send (HTTP CGI or email).
If you are sending to CGI server, you need to enter the CGI path
the URL command itself
, and an optional message
.
,
If you are sending email , please enter the receipient address , the
email subject , and the body message . Click
[Apply] to use these
settings or click
[Reset] to clear changes.
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Upload video/snapshot
*Pre-requisites: SMTP server / FTP server / HTTP CGI server setup.
IP devices may send video recording / snapshots to your chosen server
upon event. Video will be in .RAW format, while snapshots will be .JPG
files. You can define up to three group of settings to upload video/snapshot.
Snapshots can be sent to FTP / HTTP CGI and via Email, while video can
only be uploaded to FTP or HTTP CGI servers.
The parameters needed to setup this function are different for each task
combination (snapshot / ftp or video / HTTP… etc), and are explained below:
UI
Enable
Type
Upload Image to
Snapshot
Video
Email FTP CGI FTP CGI
Upload Time
Y
Y
Y
Image Rate
Y
Y
Y
Pre Buffer
Y
Y
Y
Y
File Name
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Upload Path
*
Y
Y
Y
Y
CGI Settings
Y
Recipient address
Y
Subject
Y
Y
Enable Video/snapshot checkbox: this decides if this rule is in effect,
or disabled. Sometimes it is useful to keep the settings, but not to enable it
for troubleshooting purposes.
Type / Upload image to: these define the task at hand, and change the
fields that needs to be filled out.
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Upload Time : IP device will provide video/snapshots for the number
of seconds here. It will stop uploading video/snapshot at the end of this
period. If you have video management software recording from this camera
at the same time, the normal recording through NVR will not be affected, and
goes on through out the event period and afterwards. But the special upload
session will end as the event ends.
Image Rate : This is used only by snapshots. This tells the camera
how many snapshots it should attempt to capture during the Upload Time. If
this value is set to 0, then the IP device will attempt to capture as many
snapshots as possible. Depending upon the device loading, the number of
snapshots taken may not reach the number you specified.
Pre Buffer: This is only used by video. If this is set to more than 0,
then the IP device will start to buffer video in its internal memory. The
maximum pre buffer is 3 seconds. When an event requires video upload, the
IP device will first upload the video taken right before the event then keep
uploading until it reaches the upload time.
File Name/ Upload Path: You will need to specify rule for file names
and upload paths (upload path is not needed for Email. Just put a slash “/” in
the field). The rules contain flexible parameters. A sample rule and
corresponding filename will look like this:
Front_Door_%YYYY_%MM_%[email protected]%hh%mm%ss
[email protected]
Upload Path folders may also be named dynamically. For the IP device
to create folders on FTP and HTTP CGI servers properly, your FTP/CGI
account will need to have permission to create folders. For syntax on auto
naming, please see online help or the inset box at the end of this section.
CGI settings : Some CGI servers may require special info and settings.
Please refer to CGI server designer for this section. IP devices do not allow
upload of Snapshots / Video into their embedded CGI servers.
Recipient Address / Subject: When uploading video/ snapshots via
email, these information are required.
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Auto Naming Rules for Files and Folders:
To properly track images and videos, a well thought out naming rule is necessary. There are a number of
automatic variables available to design a proper naming system, which may be used both on files and folders.
Symbol
%YYYY
Description
Example
4 digits for year
2009 for year 2009
the last 2 digits of 4 digits year
09 for year 2009
%MM
two digits for month. 01~12
01 for January
%DD
two digits for date. 01~31
01 for the 1st day of a month
%hh
two digits for hour. 00~23
%mm
two digits for minute. 00~59
%ss
two digits for second. 00~59
%W
a space character. ' '
''
%N
camera name
camera-1
%Y
File serial counter. It starts from 1 in every
uploading task. The counter will be
increased by 1 for next uploading file.
1,2,3,4,5,...
%YY
Example
1. Entrance-%YYYY-%MM-%[email protected]%hh%mm%ss for time 2009/06/05 22:50:30.
The full name is [email protected]
2. X_%w-%N_TEST%Y for camera name is 'my-camera' and three successive uploaded files.
The full name of these three files are
X_ -my-camera_TEST1, X_ -my-camera_TEST2, X_ -my-camera_TEST3
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Send URL commands
*Pre-requisites: HTTP CGI server setup.
*Pre-requisites: SMTP server / HTTP CGI server setup.
URL commands can be sent to HTTP CGI servers upon event. This
provides the possibility of highly intelligient response upon event. IP devices
and many other devices also have embedded CGI servers that may be
controlled.
When Event Handler sends an URL command, it will send one set of
command when the event is trigged, and another as the event becomes
inactive. Depending on the CGi design, the URL commands may be able to
be stringed together, and multiple commands may be issued in a single line.
An example would be when the access control device at the entrance
detects an entry, this device provides a DI signal to the PTZ camera, and
triggers an event. This event then sends a loopback command to the PTZ
Camera itself (by setting its own IP as the HTTP CGI server). The PTZ
Camera then moves to a preset location, stays until the event is over, then
move back to another location. At the same time it moves to the preset
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location, it increases the bitrate from 750k to 3M, and the frame rate from 4
fps to 8 fps. The bitrate / fps changes are reverted at the end of event.
Go to a preset point (selected models only)
For PTZ cameras, there will be an extra option available. This will
require the camera to move to a preset location. In this interface you will
setup which preset point to go to, and how long do you want the camera to
stay there.
At the end of event, the PTZ camera will return to the position right
before the event. The difference between this and the PTZ via URL
command scenario is that this only performs the PTZ move, without the
ability to aggregate multiple other changes into the same trigger.
Be sure to do Save and Reboot after you’ve updated the event settings.
Only then will the settings be commited to physical memory. You may lose
the settings to power loss or other situations if you do not do this step.
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Event Rules:
You may define a maximum of 10 Event rules, which will be shown in
abbreviated form in the Event List panel. It will display under each Event ID,
the days of the week it will be active, the start time and duration of the active
period, the type of the source of trigger, and the actions used in the response.
If the row is greyed out, this means the rule is currently not enabled and stays
inactive.
There are several parts to the the Event rule:
When is it active:
You may choose to enable the rule or not . The settings will be kept
in internal memory even if the event rule is disabled.Select the days in a
weekly cycle
in which this rule and schedule is active.
Determine the
start time and
duration of the active period. For
example, a rule that lets motion detection trigger snapshot uploads to FTP
would only take place after 19:00 each day for 12 hours. Outside of this time
the rule will not be active.
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How is it triggered:
Events may be triggered by several sources:
Schedule: The event will start at the start time noted in the weekly
scheduler, and end after the duration is reached. The active period and the
triggered period is one and the same.
DI: For selected models only, the IP device may be triggerd by Digital
Input.
Motion: You may trigger the event if one or many Motion Detection
regions encounter a motion trigger. Trigger from any of them will initiate the
event. The duration of event will be the same as the MD trigger length , or
the Trigger interval time, defined in the Motion Detection section on Vieo
Adjust page.
Video Loss: This is available for video servers only. When the analog
video in is lost, the video state will become “lost”, and return to “normal”
only until device receives analog video signal. A common scenario is for
Video Server to send email to administrator when video is lost, and activate
DO signal to alarm that persists until the analog signal is restored.
What responses will occur:
Digital Output(selected models only): This is an useful link to other
devices. Click to include this in the response for this rule.
Send notification Message: Select from the three pre-defined
messages which you’ve setup in the Event Configuration section. You may
enable multiple messages at the same time. For sending Email, please limit
the recipient to one per event rule. If you need to send email to more than one
recipient, please use separate event rules triggered by the same trigger.
Upload video/snapshots: Select which of the event configurations to
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include in this response set. If you are sending email via upload video and
sending notification message at the same time, the system will automatically
merge the two emails into one. The subject and image will be based upon the
Upload snapshot Event configuration enabled, but the message in the body
text will be based upon the Notification messages.
In general, please stick to the “one email per event rule” limit for best
performance.
Change Motion Detection profile: This will switch the profile of the
selected Motion Detection region from Runtime profile to Event profile. The
profile will return to runtime settings at the end of this event. You may
program one motion detection region to be disabled at runtime, but enable it
with event handler under some circumstances.
Send URL command: Select the URL command to include in the
response set. Two different commands will be sent at the time when the event
is triggered and untriggered.
Be sure to do Save and Reboot after you’ve updated the event settings.
Only then will the settings be commited to physical memory. You may lose
the settings to power loss or other situations if you do not do this step.
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1.5.6
System Info
This section tells you how to see the system information of every single
channel of IP device.

STEP1: Click the [System info] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “System information page” is displayed as below

STEP2: In the

STEP3: In the
, it shows the firmware version, MAC address, production
ID, and factory default type of IP device.
, It shows the system event. This column is very useful as
a diagnostic tool.

STEP4: Click
[Parameter List] where you may see all configurations of
the IP device.

STEP5: Click
[Server Report] to export related information of the IP
device while contacting your support channel.
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