Central Management System User`s Manual

Central Management System User`s Manual
Central Management System
User’s Manual
Version 1.4.0
User’s Manual
Table of Contents
1. Overview .......................................................................................................................3
1.1
System Requirement ...........................................................................................4
1.2
Supported IP Camera ..........................................................................................5
2. Software Installation.....................................................................................................6
3. Software Upgrade.......................................................................................................10
4. Start the CMS ..............................................................................................................12
4.1
Starting Up .........................................................................................................12
4.2
Login..................................................................................................................13
5. Buttons Available on the Main Window ....................................................................14
6. Configure the CMS .....................................................................................................18
6.1
Setup Groups.....................................................................................................19
6.2
Manage the Sites...............................................................................................22
6.2.1 Add/Remove a Site ...............................................................................22
6.2.2 Setup the Site via Device Search..........................................................24
6.2.3 Setup the DVR Site Manually................................................................25
6.2.4 Setup the IP Camera Site Manually ......................................................26
6.3
Setup the File Path ............................................................................................27
6.4
Alert ...................................................................................................................28
6.5
6.6
6.7
6.8
6.9
6.10
CMS User ..........................................................................................................32
Sequence ..........................................................................................................36
Login Setting......................................................................................................37
Network Setting .................................................................................................39
Log Data ............................................................................................................40
Export or Import Settings ...................................................................................41
7. Operation of the CMS.................................................................................................42
7.1
View Live Image / Assign Camera .....................................................................42
7.2
Camera Setting / Camera Info. ..........................................................................45
7.3
Display Modes ...................................................................................................47
7.4
Zoom In/Out Control via Mouse .........................................................................48
7.5
Sequence Display..............................................................................................49
7.6
Adjust the Image................................................................................................50
7.7
Playback Recorded Video..................................................................................51
7.8
Configure the OSD Menu of the Connected Site ...............................................56
7.9
Search for Event Videos ....................................................................................58
7.10 Take a Snapshot ................................................................................................60
7.11 2-Way Audio Talk ...............................................................................................61
7.12 Instant Record Function.....................................................................................62
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7.13 Dome Setting / Dome Control ............................................................................63
7.14 Schedule Record Function ................................................................................65
7.15 E-MAP Function.................................................................................................74
7.16 Health Function..................................................................................................79
7.17 Lock Function ....................................................................................................80
Appendix A: The CMS Player..........................................................................................81
Appendix B: Troubleshooting.........................................................................................87
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1.
Overview
The Central Management System (CMS) offers a simple and centralized
monitoring interface for the video surveillance equipments. It gives the user
access to monitor multiple DVRs, and allows the user to simultaneously
monitor 64 sites per group (up to 10 groups) within several clicks.
Features:
z Monitor Multiple Sites - Supports up to 10 groups, each group can add up to
64 sites
z
Alert Function (LAN Only) - Sends live/event video clips and messages
to the local computer from all connected DVR(s)
z
Connected Configuration - Configures the settings of the connected
DVR(s)
z
Remote Playback – Allows the user to view recorded video stored in the
connected DVR(s)
z
HDD Information – Displays information of all disk drives that are being
used on the local computer
z
z
Dome Control - Remotely operates the speed domes via the Internet
Search (Devices) - Searches the LAN network for any available
connected DVR
z
z
Search (Video) - Searches the connected DVR for any recorded video
Record - Records live or playback videos to the local computer
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1.1
System Requirement
The following chart shows recommended computer system:
Operating Systems
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
CPU
Minimum:
Pentium 4
RAM Memory
Minimum: 512MB
(Connects ≦ 32ch)
Recommended: 1GB
(Connects 64ch)
Bandwidth
Minimum: 256K
Recommended: 1536K
HDD
Minimum 5GB HDD space is required if there is
need to record video to the local computer.
Video Card
Recommended:
Pre-installed with more than 64MB RAM
2.0GHz
Recommended:
Pentium 4 3.0GHz
CPU: Intel(R) Core (TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600
@2.4GHz, RAM: 2GB, OS: WinXp
With the above system, the tested PC can stably
Tested Connection connect up to 512 channels, which is the same as
32 units of 16-ch DVRs.
Extreme
NOTE: This system is required when 18
Megapixel IP cameras with 1280x960
resolution are going to be connected.
NOTE: If the operating system is Windows Vista and the login account
is non-administrator, then files created by “Record”, “Archive”, and
“Convert To AVI” may not be able to saved in preset folders properly.
Follow steps below to make the files be saved correctly.
Step 1. Open the folder where CMS and CMS Player application files are
saved.
Step 2. Right click on CMS application file and select <Properties>.
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Step 3. Select <Compatibility> tab and check the option “Run this program
as an administrator”. Then click <OK>.
Step 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for CMS Player application file. After both CMS
and CMS Player are set, the files can be saved correctly to the preset
folders
1.2
Supported IP Camera
The following chart shows the IP camera types recognized by the CMS:
Brand/Model
DynaColor Video
Streaming Protocol Video Stream Format Audio Stream Format
MS-ADPCM
HTTP
MPEG-4/M-JPEG
RTP+RTSP
MPEG-4/M-JPEG
HTTP
MJPEG
No Audio
AXIS 200 Series
RTP/RTSP
MPEG-4
Unsupported
VivoTek 7000 Series
RTP/RTSP
MPEG-4
Unsupported
Server (D7521)
DynaColor MegaPixel
IP Camera (nDH060)
2-Way Audio
g.711 a-law, g.711 u-law
2-Way Audio
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2.
Software Installation
After acquired the installation file, follow the steps below to install the CMS to
the local computer.
Step 1: Double click the zipped file to unzip it.
Step 2: There are 3 ways to start the installation.
Option 1: After the zip file is opened, click
on the Setup.exe file to start the
installation.
Option 2: After the zip file is opened, click
on the AutoRun.exe file to start
the installation.
Option 3: If the program will be installed using the CD, the
installation will run automatically when the CD is inserted
into the CD-Rom.
If the installation will be started either via Option 2 or Option 3 of Step
2, the <CMS Setup Menu> window will be displayed. Choose
<INSTALL CMS> to start installing the CMS. Choose <CMS USER
GUIDE> to open the user’s manual. Choose <EXIT> to exit the
<CMS Setup Menu>.
NOTE: If an older version of the CMS had been installed in the
local computer, a message box will be shown during the
installation. Click <OK> to uninstall the previous version.
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After clicking <OK>, an <CMS Installation Uninstall: Confirmation>
dialog will be displayed. Click <Uninstall> to uninstall the older
version and continue with the next step.
Step 3: Select the components that are going to be installed. It is strongly
recommended to select the <Start Menu Shortcuts> to create
shortcuts in the Start Menu and on the Desktop. Otherwise
whenever the program is to be opened, it will have to be found
under the path: “C:\Program Files\CMS\EXE\CMS.exe”. Click
<Next> to go to next step.
The components of the CMS Installation Setup:
: The CMS main program
(Default).
: Check to create shortcuts in the
Start Menu and on the Desktop.
: Check to install the NTP
(Network Time Protocol) Server.
: Check this box to load default
setting, or uncheck it to load the
old setting of previous installed
CMS.
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Step 4: The CMS main program will be the first program to be installed.
Choose a folder to install the CMS or it will be installed to the default
destination folder “C:\Program Files\CMS\”. Click <Install> to start
the Installation; or click <Back> to go back to the previous step.
Step 5: The NTP Server will be the next program to be installed. The NTP
Server enables the local computer, which is running the CMS, to
become a central NTP Server for the connected DVR(s) so the time
for the local computer and the connected DVR(s) is synchronized.
Click <OK> to start installing the NTP Server.
Step 6: Click <Close>, and the Software Installation is complete.
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NTP Service (Server)
The NTP Service (Server) enables the local computer, which is running the
CMS, to become a central NTP server for the connected DVR(s) so the time
for the connected DVR(s) and the local computer is synchronized.
To do so, the IP address of the local computer is needed.
Go to Start menu, select Run.
Type in cmd and click OK.
Type in ipconfig to get the IP Address of the local computer. Write down the
IP address on a piece of paper for later use.
After the IP address is found, setup the connected DVR(s).
First, go to <Main Menu> Æ <System Setup> Æ <Date/Time> Æ <Time
Zone> to setup time zone. To find out the local time zone, please visit
www.greenwichmeantime.com
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NOTE: The <Time Zone> must be set or the <Network Time
Protocol Setup> will not be accessible.
After entered the local time zone, the <Network Time Protocol Setup> option
will be accessible. Go to <Main Menu> Æ <System Setup> Æ <Date/Time>
Æ <Network Time Protocol Setup>, and the following menu will be
displayed.
Network Time Protocol Setup
1. NTP Server
time.nist.gov
2. Automatically Time Sync
ON
3. Manually Time Sync
No
In this example, the NTP server should be set to “192.168.7.122” which is
the IP address of the local computer. After the NTP server is set, select
<Manually Time Sync> to sync the time with the local computer. The time
sync can also be updated periodically. Select ‘ON’ for <Automatically Time
Sync>, and the time will be automatically synced once an hour.
3.
Software Upgrade
The CMS will automatically connect to the FTP Server and check for upgrade
every once a month. If no upgrade is available, the CMS will continue normal
process. If upgrade is detected, please follow the steps below to proceed.
Step 1: A message box will pop up to inform that there is upgrade available.
Click <OK> to download the upgrade software and continue to the
next step. Otherwise, click <Cancel> to abort and continue to
normal CMS process.
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Step 2: Choose a destination folder to save the file. Then a window will pop
up and show the downloading status.
Click <Abort> to terminate the download and the CMS will be started
as usual.
Step 3: When the download is completed, the installation of the new version
of the CMS can be started following the same procedures described
in the Software Installation section.
NOTE: If the upgrade file is not completely downloaded, an error
message will be displayed as below.
NOTE: A release note will also be downloaded together with the setup
file. The following message will be displayed to show the file path
where the release note is saved.
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4.
Start the CMS
There are 3 ways to start the CMS. Note that method A and B are only
available if the “Start Menu Shortcuts” component is installed. Please see
section Software Installation for more information.
Method A: Click Start menu and select Programs; find “CMS” from the listed
programs.
shortcut icon on the desktop.
Method B: Double click on the
Method C: Go to “C:\Program Files\CMS\EXE\” and double click on the
icon.
4.1
Starting Up
If the CMS is started for the first time, select a desired language for the
interface. The available languages are listed in the scroll box. Click <OK> to
confirm the selection.
If the system memory or CPU frequency is less than the requirement, the
error message shown as below will be displayed.
The following message will be shown if the setting file is broken.
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4.2
Login
The default User Name & Password are listed below.
User Name: admin
Password: 1234
Check <Save user name and password> to save time from entering
username and password every time the CMS starts. Click <OK> to login.
The username and password accounts can be added or removed under the
<CMS User> option. Refer to the CMS User section for more information.
NOTE: If the wrong username or password is entered for 3 times, the
message below will be shown, and the CMS will be closed
automatically after <OK> is clicked. Reopen the CMS to enter the
correct username and password.
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5.
Buttons Available on the Main Window
After starting the CMS, the main window of the CMS will be shown as the
figure below. There are several buttons positioned on the top and the left of
the main window. The name of each button is indicated below.
The usage and function of each button will be briefly described as the
followings.
LIVE
Click on this button to view the live video. Note that after viewing recorded
video, this button needs to be clicked to switch back to the live mode.
PLAY
Click to view recorded video stored in the HDD of the connected DVR. Please
refer to Playback Recorded Video section for more information about playing
back the video.
PLAYER
Click to open the CMS Player. The CMS Player is a compact version of the
standard DVR Player. Please refer to the Appendix A for more information.
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SNAPSHOT
Click to save a snapshot of the current window(s). Refer to section Take a
Snapshot for detailed information.
E-MAP
Click to open the E-MAP program. The E-Map is a program that allows the
user to illustrate the positions of the cameras on a self selected image.
RECORD
Click to schedule the recording time frame for the sites.
SETTING
Click to set up the configuration. Refer to section Configure the CMS for
detailed information.
HEALTH
Click to see the connection status and information of the connected DVR(s).
The data will be updated every 5 minutes. The following figure is an example.
NOTE: If more than half of the connected devices are not our products,
a warning message as below will be shown and the CMS will be
closed automatically.
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LOCK
Click to lock the CMS to protect the works on the CMS when the user needs
to be away from the computer for a while. This function is the same as the
computer’s screensaver. See Lock Function section for more detailed
information.
Site Tree
Displays the site(s) that are currently being
viewed. If the connection to a certain camera is
failed, there will not be image displayed on its
assigned grid. Right click on the “site” and click
<ReConnect> to try to establish the connection
to the site. The <DisConnect> option allows the
user to only disconnect a certain site. The user
can also rename the camera directly by right
clicking on the site and selecting <Rename>.
The new name will be shown on the upper left
corner of the camera’s assigned grid.
Bandwidth & Audio
Click to choose bandwidth option. Choose <High> when the internet speed is
fast; and <Low> when the network is congested.
Next to the bandwidth option is the audio button. Click to turn on/off the audio.
NOTE: Turning ON/OFF the audio on CMS will not affect the audio
setting of the connected DVR(s).
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Display Modes
Click on any icon to view the image in a multiple
window mode. The selections include 4-window,
9-window, 16-window, 25-window, 36-window,
49-window, and 64-window modes. Refer to section
Display Modes for more details on operation.
Click
to start displaying the sequence list. See Sequence Display
section for more detailed information.
Click
to extend the current viewing grids to full screen. Hit <Esc> to
exit.
HDD Info
The pie chart on the bottom left displays the HDD
information. This is especially useful when the user
uses the CMS to record the video to the local
computer.
Scroll down the menu to see the information of all
the HDD(s) installed on the local computer, such as
C drive, D drive…etc. The blue part of the pie chart
indicates the used space, and the yellow part
indicates the available space.
The information will be updated every 10 seconds.
If file circular is enabled, the circulation will as well
be updated every 10 seconds.
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6.
Configure the CMS
The CMS supports up to 10 groups, and at most 64 sites can be added to
each group. The following sections guide you to setup your CMS step by step.
Click the
button on the top of the main window, and the figure below
will be displayed.
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6.1
Setup Groups
Up to 10 groups can be set in the CMS. This section guides the user to add or
remove a group, and also shows the user how to set “start group”.
Add a group
Click
button to add a group. Double click on the group to rename it.
The other way to add a group is to right click on <Groups>, and select <Add a
group>.
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Set Start Group
“Start Group” is the group that will be connected after starting the CMS.
Right click on the group to be set as “start group”, and select <Set as start
group> from the pull-down menu.
NOTE: If a group is set as the “start group”, the icon will be checked as
shown in the figure below.
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Expand/ Collapse a Group
There are two ways to expand or collapse a group. One way is to use the
buttons; the other way is to right click on the group and select
<Expand> or <Collapse> from the pull-down menu.
Remove a Group
To remove a group, click on the group to be removed, and then click the
button directly to remove the group. The other way to remove a group is to
choose <Remove> after right clicked the group.
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6.2
Manage the Sites
The following sections are instruction of the management of the sites,
including add or remove sites and configuration.
6.2.1
Add/Remove a Site
This section describes how to add or remove a site. Up to 10 groups can be
created with a capacity of 64 sites.
Add a site
Choose a group to add a new site. Click the
button to add a site to this
group. The next section will show how to setup the site step by step.
The other way to add a new site to a group is to right click on the group, and
select <Add a site>.
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Remove a site
To remove a site, click on the site that is to be removed, and click the
button directly to remove the site.
The other way to remove a site is to right click on the site, and select
<Remove> from the pull-down menu.
A new site can either be a DVR or an IP Camera, and the number of sites
equals to the number of the DVRs and IP Cameras. The following sections
will show how to setup configuration of the sites.
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6.2.2
Setup the Site via Device Search
There are two ways to setup a site. The simple way is via Device Search.
The CMS is able to search for the IP address of the DVR(s) or IP Camera(s)
connected to the LAN. The ports used for device search are 6666 and 6667.
Please make sure that these two ports are not in-use nor blocked by firewall
or virus scan software.
Step 1: If there is a LAN network,
the CMS can search the
LAN network for IP address
of available DVR(s) and IP
Camera(s).
Click
the
Search
button
(on
the
bottom right) to open the
Search window.
Step 2: Click <Refresh> to find the
IP address of DVR(s) or IP
Camera(s) available in the
LAN network. Select from
the list and Double click
on the IP address to add it
to a site. Then enter the
username and password of
the site.
NOTE: The Device Search function can only be used to search for
addresses within the same LAN. For example, if the local computer
uses an IP address of 192.168.1.5, and a connected DVR has an IP
address of 192.168.1.7, the CMS will be able to find the IP address of
the DVR. However, if there is another DVR connected to another LAN
network such as 192.168.3.6, the CMS (whose IP is 192.168.1.5) will
not be able to find the IP address of the DVR in another LAN network.
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6.2.3
Setup the DVR Site Manually
If the detailed information (IP address, port, username, and password) of the
connected DVR is provided, a site can be setup manually.
Add a new site and enter the Name, IP address, Port, Username, and
Password. Select “DVR” and click <OK> to complete the setting.
If the DDNS information of the DVR is known, the DDNS data can be used to
setup a site. Check the box <(D)DNS> circled below, and type in the DDNS
data. Click <OK> to complete the setting. An example of the DDNS address
looks like: Example.ddns.iview-ddns.com
NOTE: Port number does not apply to DDNS entries. Therefore, if the
<(D)DNS> box had been checked, the port number does not need to
be changed.
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6.2.4
Setup the IP Camera Site Manually
If an IP Camera is going to be added to the CMS, the required information
includes the IP address, port, username, password, and brand/model type of
the IP Camera. Enter the data and select “IP Camera” as circled below. Then
choose the <Model> and <Stream Type> of the IP Camera. Click <OK> to
complete the setting.
IP Camera Support List
Brand/Model
DynaColor Video
Streaming Protocol Video Stream Format Audio Stream Format
MS-ADPCM
HTTP
MPEG-4/M-JPEG
RTP+RTSP
MPEG-4/M-JPEG
HTTP
MJPEG
No Audio
AXIS 200 Series
RTP/RTSP
MPEG-4
Unsupported
VivoTek 7000 Series
RTP/RTSP
MPEG-4
Unsupported
Server (D7521)
DynaColor MegaPixel
IP Camera (nDH060)
2-Way Audio
g.711 a-law, g.711 u-law
2-Way Audio
NOTE: Each group can only connect to at most 18 IP cameras.
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6.3
Setup the File Path
The file path menu defines stored destination of snapshot, recorded video,
and archive files. It is recommended to use the default folders.
The <Circular> function is used to adjust the HDD space usage of the CMS.
For example, when the threshold is set to 1GB, and there are 20GB free disk
space remaining in the HDD. CMS can only access the HDD no more than
19GB. Whenever the free disk size is smaller than threshold, CMS will start to
overwrite the earliest recoded data.
Snapshot type
The CMS has a snapshot function, and the file type for snapshot can be
defined here. Note that if more than one type are selected, take 2 types for
example, then each snapshot is saved to 2 types of files. They are the same
image, but in different formats. For instance, if Bmp & Tif are selected and the
snapshot is taken, two types of image files of the same snapshot image will
be created.
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6.4
Alert
The alert function enables the connected DVR(s) to send alert signals to the
CMS within the network. This section describes how the alert function works.
Setting up the alert function:
Step 1: Find the IP address of the local computer.
Go to Start menu, select Run.
Type in cmd and click OK.
Type in ipconfig to get the IP Address of the local computer. Write
down the IP address on a piece of paper for later use.
Step 2: Setup the <Alert Notification Setup> on the connected DVR(s). The
<Alert Notification Setup> allows the user to send alert notifications
to the CMS program which had been installed to the computer.
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Alert Notification Setup
1. Alert Configuration Set
2. Alert Notification
3. Alert IP
4. Alert Port
5. Alive Interval
1
OFF
192.168.7.122
9999
120sec
-
Alert Configuration Set
<Alert Configuration Set> provides 3 combinations of Alert Notification, IP,
and Port. The user can match the connected DVR to at most 3 different
CMS servers.
-
Alert Notification
4 options are included in this item; <OFF>, <Event>, <Alive>, and <Both>.
<OFF>: The Alert Notification is turned off.
<Event>: When the alarm is triggered, the DVR will send an alert
message to the CMS.
<Alive>: The DVR will send an alive message to the CMS every N second
just to show that the connection between the DVR and CMS is in
effect. The time interval N can be adjusted in <Alive Interval>.
<Both>: This enables the DVR to send both Event and Alive alert
messages to the CMS.
-
Alert IP
The Alert IP must match the IP address of the local computer. In this
example, the IP address of the local computer is 192.168.7.122.
-
Alert Port
The Alert Port is the port used for sending and receiving alert signals.
Choose any port that is not restricted by the network. The ports for both
connected DVR and the CMS Alert must be the same. In this example,
the port is set to 9999.
NOTE: If 2 configuration sets are corresponding to 2 different
CMS servers, each CMS server must have its own unique port
number.
-
Alive Interval
Time interval (1 to 255 sec) between each alive message can be set here.
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Step 3: Setup the Alert of the CMS.
Click on
positioned on the top of the CMS main window and go
to Event tab to setup the port. Port 9999 is used in this example.
Select ON to enable the alert function and click OK. <Event Full
Screen> is used to display full screen of the alerted channel. Select
<ON> to activate this function, or <OFF> to deactivate it.
NOTE: If the user reconnect or disconnect the sites, the list of the
event full screen will be cleared.
NOTE: Once the list of the event full screen finished playing, the
window will return to former viewing status.
Step 4: Alert Action
The connected DVR sends 4 types of alert message (State) to the
CMS: Alive, Alarm, Motion, and Video Loss. Alive messages are sent
when the notification option is set to <Alive> or <Both> in the
connected DVR. Alarm, Motion, and Video Loss messages are sent
when the notification option is set to <Event> or <Both> in the
connected DVR.
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Viewing the alert events:
When the alert is triggered while the alert function is turned
on, an icon will be shown in the system tray to indicate that an
alert is being triggered. Right click on the icon and the menu
as shown on the right will be displayed.
z Choose <Alert Info> to show the following window. Alternatively, double
click on the icon can also display the Alert Info window.
z Choose <Exit> to remove the icon from the system tray.
NOTE: The maximum number of items can be kept on the alert list is
1,000. When the list reached 1,000 items, the earliest alert messages
will be deleted while the new ones are being saved.
Double click on the Event Messages (Alarm, Motion, or Video Loss) to view
the event video in full screen. If the DVR sending the Event Messages is not
currently connected to the CMS, a message box will be displayed as the
following. Connect the DVR and the event video will be available.
NOTE: The Alert function works ONLY within LAN network. (Please
refer to the note of the Search function)
NOTE: If the alert event has not yet been added to the database of the
DVR, a warning message will be shown to notify the user.
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6.5
CMS User
The <CMS User> is for the management of user accounts in the CMS. You
can set users’ account information and privileges. The default username and
password are:
Username: admin
Password: 1234
NOTE: Only users under the <Admin> group have the privilege to
change the settings in <CMS User>.
To add a user, you must first add a group. Right click on <User List> and
select <Add Group> from the pull-down menu.
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After the group is added, the first user account of the group will also be
created. You MUST set the password for this account before you can go to
the next step.
Right click on <NewGroup01> to add a user, remove a group, or rename the
group.
NOTE: The account currently used to login cannot be deleted.
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Right Click on <Group01User01> to remove a user or rename the username.
The <Group Attribution Setting> is for setting up the privileges of the selected
user. You can give each user account different privileges by configuring this
function.
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After entering the <Group Attribution Setting>, the following diagram will be
shown. Select a user account in <Select CMS Group>, and you can click on
the buttons to enable or disable its privileges.
‹
‹
‹
Blue buttons are CMS menu controls including: Playback, Player, Emap,
Schedule Record, Setting, and Lock.
Green buttons are site controls including: ReConnect\DisConnect,
Record, Configuration, Event Search, and Camera Setting.
Orange buttons are camera controls including: Sequence, Rename,
Dome Setting, Dome Control, Remove, and Sound Notification.
Each camera can be set to enable/disable Live, Play, or Record function
individually after clicked on <Advance Setting>. Refer to the following figure
for details.
NOTE: The preset is 16 cameras for all sites. The real number of
cameras per each site will not be detected.
NOTE: These settings will affect the whole operation of the CMS.
Please be very careful while configuring the settings.
Next time when you login, you can choose to enter the CMS either as the
admin or the user.
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6.6
Sequence
This function is used to set the displaying sequence. Before starting the
sequence, you need to add the channels to the sequence list. Right click on
the channel and select <Add to Sequence> to add, or <Remove from
Sequence> to remove. Note that when the channel is added to the sequence,
a capital “S” will be displayed as shown in the figure below.
After the channels are added to the sequence, click on
and choose
<Sequence> to setup the sequence. Under the <Sequence Setup> option,
you can setup the dwell time (1 to 120 seconds), and split mode (2*2, 3*3, 4*4,
or 5*5). <Sequence Order> lists the channels that have been added to the list
in order. Click <OK> to save the settings.
Click <Clear Sequence List> to empty the list. A message window will be
shown for confirmation.
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6.7
Login Setting
The user can edit options regarding login settings in this section.
Administrator username and password is required to edit the setting.
As shown in the above picture, the box marked “1” is where the user can
enter a set of username and password to be used for auto login. The “Verify”
button can help the user to check if the username and password are correct.
The following messages boxes will show to inform the result of verification.
Correct
Wrong
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The box marked “2” contains the options regarding automatic actions.
Clicking the first option “Start CMS when I start Windows” to request the
computer to open CMS in the mean time when the system startup. Note that
the other two options “Auto Login” and “Auto retrieve Live image When Login”
will be checked at the same time. Nonetheless, it is still the user’s choice to
determine the favorite setting.
The following message will be shown when the CMS is auto opening after the
system started up. Click “Cancel” can terminate opening the CMS.
Click the second option “Auto Login” to automatically login when the CMS
starts. Remember to enter and verify username and password in box 1.
Click the third option “Auto retrieve Live image When Login” to automatically
connect to the sites in the start group when the CMS starts. Detection of
internet connection will be performed before hand and the following message
will be displayed. Click <Stop> to terminate the detection and AutoLive will not
be initiated.
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6.8
Network Setting
The CMS provides the option of connection via proxy server for DynaColor
DVRs and Video Servers (D7521). Click <Network> tab and the setting items
are shown as the following.
If you wish to create the connection via a proxy server, check the box “Use a
proxy server for your CMS connection.” Then enter the IP address and port of
the proxy server. Enter username and password if authentication is required.
NOTE: The CMS supports the most common authentication keys
“Digest” and “Basic”. The authentication will be automatically detected
and performed.
Check the box “Bypass proxy for local address” to disable connection via the
proxy server for local LAN network.
The <Advance> button allows the user to
edit an exception list where addresses in
the list will not be connected via the proxy
server. The addresses can be subnets.
Refer to the picture on the right for an
example of the exception list.
NOTE: All functions of the proxy server are tested with the most
common “Squid Proxy Server”. Some other proxy servers may not
work properly.
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6.9
Log Data
The step by step operation of the CMS will be recorded by the CMS log
function. Refer to the following picture for data kept in the log file.
The list will display 1,000 items with latest ones shown at the bottom. The list
can store up to 10,000 items in circulation, which means the oldest ones will
be deleted when the number of items exceeds 10,000.
Save button:
Click this button to save the log file to a desired destination.
Previous button:
Click this button to show previous 1,000 items.
Next button:
Click this button to show next 1,000 items.
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6.10
Export or Import Settings
The export/import function provides users the option to backup the settings as
needed.
To export the configuration, click <Export> and select a directory to save the
*.zip file.
To import a previous saved configuration, click <Import> and find the *.zip file
that was previously saved.
NOTE: After a setting is imported and saved, the imported setting will
be loaded immediately and the CMS will reconnect to the sites in the
live group..
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7.
Operation of the CMS
There can be at most 4 CMS instances opened simultaneously. If the PC is
connected to more than one monitor, for example 4, then the PC can open up
to 4 CMS instances at the same time on the 4 monitors respectively. However
the processor and RAM of the PC will limit the number of CMS instances as
well. Note that all monitors have to be set to the same resolution.
CMS multiple instances limitation according to the PC:
Dual Core or
Hyper-Threading
Single Core and
Frequency > 2.0GHz
Single Core and
Frequency ≤ 2.0GHz
RAM ≥ 512MB
Open 1 CMS
RAM ≥ 1GB
Open up to 2 CMS
RAM ≥ 1.5GB
Open up to 3 CMS
RAM ≥ 2GB
Open up to 4 CMS
RAM ≥ 512MB
Open 1 CMS
RAM ≥ 1GB
Open up to 2 CMS
RAM ≥ 1.5GB
Open up to 3 CMS
RAM ≥ 2GB
Open up to 4 CMS
RAM ≥ 512MB
Open 1 CMS
NOTE: It is recommended to keep the connected channels within 512
channels if multiple CMS instances are opened.
7.1
View Live Image / Assign Camera
The user can view live video or connect to the connected DVR using the live
button. Click on the
button to see the live view.
To connect/reconnect/disconnect the sites
If the connection between the CMS and the
connected DVR has been interrupted, you can
reconnect to it by right clicking on the Site, and
select <ReConnect> from the pull-down menu.
You can also disconnect certain sites by selecting
<DisConnect> from the pull-down menu.
The CMS will automatically reconnect failed connection under the following
circumstances.
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A. When the CMS starts to connect to the sites, it will create a log for
connection results. For those connections that failed at first attempt
AND satisfied either one of the following constrains will be placed under
reconnect list.
1. IP address has been specified.
2. The result is not due to lack of authority.
3. The result does not match the following: Channel Full, Admin Full, or
Site full.
B. If the setting of an IP camera was changed and caused the IP camera
to reboot, the connection between the CMS and the IP camera will be
disconnected. That means no image will be transferred into the CMS.
The CMS will attempt to reconnect the failed connections described above in
every 7 minutes.
NOTE: The user is not allowed to close the CMS if it is currently trying
to connect to some sites. An error message will be displayed as below.
To assign a channel/site to certain window(s)
The CMS allows you to assign any channel/site in the site tree to any grid of
the CMS main window.
Step 1: Click and hold the channel/site you want.
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Step 2: Drag and drop it onto the window that you want to assign in.
Right click on any channel and select <Re-sort> to rearrange camera images
of connected sites in order, up to 512 channels.
Alternatively, you can also remove any
channel by right clicking on the grid and
select <Remove>. Or you can select any
grid and press <Delete> on the keyboard to
remove the channel. Note that clicking
<Re-sort> will restore the removed
channels, or you can add the channels
back to any grid via drag and drop.
NOTE: These functions will not be accessible in sequence mode.
NOTE: The layout arrangement can be individually memorized for
each connect group. Also, the CMS will keep the layout arrangement
when it’s closed and restore the same layout when it’s opened again.
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7.2
Camera Setting / Camera Info.
Configure Camera Setting:
Camera setting can be configured by right
clicking on a site and select <Camera Setting>.
Camera viewing setting enables the user to set
the display of Site Name, Channel Name, or
Time on the top-left corner of the image.
Camera sound notification enables preset sound file to be played when an
alert event occurs. It can be set via Site Base or Channel Base:
Setting via Channel Base:
Select <Channel Base> from the
menu and click <Load> to select a
sound file. Then click <OK> to save
the setting. Next right click on a
channel grid to apply the sound
setting
by
selecting
<Sound
Notification(On/Off)>
from
the
pull-down menu. Note a message
window will arise if sound file is not
selected yet.
Quick Hot Key:
Click a channel grid and press the
following keys:
z Ctrl + n: Sound Notification ON
z Ctrl + f: Sound Notification OFF
NOTE: The sound files selected will be saved in CMS folder
\Setting\SoundNotification\.
NOTE: On the top-left of the grid will show [S] to indicate sound
notification is turned on.
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Setting via Site Base:
Select <Site Base> from the menu
and check the option <Sound
Notification enabled for All Channel>
and/or <Same sound for all sites> as
needed. Click <Load> to select a
sound file. Then click <OK> to save
the setting. The sites have the option
<Same sound for all sites> checked
will play the same sound, and the
latest set sound will be played.
Quick Hot Key:
1. Click a channel grid and press the following keys:
z Ctrl + Alt + n: Sound Notification ON for all sites
z Ctrl + Alt + f: Sound Notification OFF for all sites
2. Click a site in the Site Tree and press the following keys:
z Ctrl + Alt + n: Sound Notification ON for the selected sites
z Ctrl + Alt + f: Sound Notification OFF for the selected sites
View Camera Info:
The Camera Info can be viewed both in CMS and CMS Player. Right click on
any channel grid and select <Camera Info.> from the pull-down menu to view
the information. Refer to the following for examples:
Camera Info of CMS
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7.3
Display Modes
The available display modes are single channel, 2*2, 3*3, 4*4, 5*5, 6*6, 7*7,
and 8*8. To view in single channel, double click it in the site tree or on the grid.
To view in multiple-window mode,
right click on the desired icon and a
menu will be display as on the right.
The selections are described as the
following.
Select from preview dialog:
Choose this option and the picture as below will be shown. When the mouse
pointed to any item, the preview display will be shown on the right. Double
click on any item to display it on the viewing area.
Select from page number:
Choose this option and the picture as on the right will
be shown. Select any page number to display the
chosen page on the viewing area. Since the
maximum channel connection is 512ch, the choices
of page number for 2*2 will be from 1 to 128. A
control icon <X> is provided to exit without selection.
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7.4
Zoom In/Out Control via Mouse
Both in CMS and CMS Player, zoom in/out can be easily control via mouse
scroll wheel. Either in CMS or CMS Player, click on any grid that you wish to
zoom in viewing area. Move the scroll wheel away from you to zoom in and
the screen will show like the following picture.
On the upper left-hand corner will show zoom-in multiple. The maximum
multiple is X7. Also on the lower right-hand corner will show the position of
current viewing area, shown as an inner white rectangle, comparing with the
original screen, shown as an outer rectangle frame.
In addition, the viewing area can be dragged and moved by left clicking and
holding the mouse while moving. On a zoomed-in screen, the mouse pointer
will change to
and when the mouse is clicked the pointer will become
to indicate that the image is dragged.
NOTE: This function will use up a lot of CPU resources. It is
recommended not to open too many programs at the same time to
avoid crash of CPU.
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7.5
Sequence Display
To start displaying the sequence list, click on
color of the icon will change to red (
to start the sequence. The
) when the sequence mode starts. The
display mode will be what was set in sequence setup (2*2, 3*3, 4*4 or 5*5).
Another way to start displaying the sequence list is by right clicking on the
sequence icon and a list will be displayed as shown below. Move the mouse
to any item and the preview window will be displayed on the right. This list
gives choices to the user to begin displaying the sequence from any item.
Double click on the desired item to start sequence mode.
After the sequence is started, you can still change the split mode by clicking
on the display mode icons for 2*2, 3*3, 4*4 or 5*5. However, the starting split
mode set in <Sequence> will remain the same. Note that icons for 6*6, 7*7 or
8*8 will not be accessible because they are not allowed to be shown in
sequence mode.
The following functions are disabled in sequence mode:
1. Right click to see channel menu
2. Zoom In/Out
3. Drag and drop channels or sites to the display grids
4. Remove any channel grids on the display windows
NOTE: If you enabled the <Event Full Screen> and an event is
triggered while running the sequence, the CMS will display event full
screen. The sequence will not resume until event full screen ends.
Click on
or
to exit the sequence mode
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7.6
Adjust the Image
The image can be adjusted in the CMS and the CMS player. Double click on a
channel, then right click on it. Select <Image Adjustment> from the pull-down
menu, and the image adjustment window will be displayed. You can change
the brightness, saturation, hue, and contrast of the channel.
NOTE: You cannot adjust the image before enlarging the channel to fit
the window. Refer to the following for correct and incorrect examples.
Click the <Default> button to reset the value to the original preset.
NOTE: The <Image Adjustment> function has no effect on the
recorded video. Whatever changes made to the <Image Adjustment>
will not be applied to the recorded video.
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7.7
Playback Recorded Video
This function allows the CMS user to retrieve and play videos stored in the
connected DVR. Click on
button, the figure below will be displayed.
<Valid Time> indicates that the connected DVR starts recording from a certain
period of time and ends at a certain period of time.
To playback the video stored in HDD of the connected DVR
To play the video stored in the connected DVR, please follow these steps.
Step 1: To play the recorded video from the connected DVR, click
<Playback>.
Step 2: Specify the starting time that you want to playback by setting the
<Selected time> or by moving the arrow to the left (backward) or to
the right (forward), and click <OK> to play the video.
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The other way to playback video is to right click on the site and select
<Playback> Æ <Remote Playback> from the pull-down menu.
To save the *.drv files to your local computer
To save the video to the local computer, please follow these steps.
Step 1: If you want to save the *.drv files to the local PC, click <Archive>.
Step 2: Specify the Start Time (<Set start>) and End Time (<Set end>) and
click <OK> to save the DRV file to your designated archive path. (The
default archive path is “C:\Program Files\CMS\Archive”)
Step 3: After the user click <OK>, the CMS will play the archived playback.
Close the <Archive> window to exit.
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To playback video stored in the HDD of local computer
There are two ways to playback the videos stored in the local computer. Note
that this is for playing videos that have already been saved to the local
computer.
Click on
, or right click on
the site and select <Playback> Æ
<Local Playback>.
After selection, the CMS Player will be displayed. The CMS Player, which is a
compact version of the standard DVR Player, is shown as the figure below.
Scroll down the <FILE> menu and select <OPEN
VIDEO FILE>, or click on
to open the video
file.
NOTE: The CMS Player can only be opened within the CMS program. If
you try to open the CMSPlayer.exe, an error message will pop up.
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To convert *.drv files to *.avi files
Scroll down the <FILE> menu and select <OPEN VIDEO FILE>, or click on
, and the “Select a folder” window will be displayed. On the top center of
this window, click <Convert To AVI> and a “Convert List” will be shown.
Double click the file you wish to convert and it will be added to the list. The
other way to add files to the list is to right click on the file and select <Add To
List> or <Add All To List>.
NOTE: The list can contain files from different folders.
If you wish to remove any file from the conversion list, right click on the file
and select <Remove> or <Remove All> to delete files from the list. Click
<Convert> to start conversion of files on the list.
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A small window will be displayed as below to show the progress of conversion.
If you wish to terminate the conversion, click <STOP> to abort.
If the conversion is aborted, the status column will show “Break Off” for the
specific file aborted. If the file failed to be converted, the status column will
show “Fail”.
If the conversion is completed, the message as below will be displayed. The
converted files will be stored under folder: “C:\Program Files\CMS\Avi”.
For more information about other CMS Player operations, please refer to the
Appendix A.
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7.8
Configure the OSD Menu of the Connected Site
The OSD menu of the connected site contains a list of items that are used to
configure the connected site.
Right click on the Site and select <Configuration> to open the OSD menu.
The OSD menus for DVR, IP camera, and Video Server are different from
each other. Refer to the following for examples.
OSD Menu of a DVR
The Menu function is similar to the DVRRemote Software. Please refer to the
DVR User’s Manual for detail instruction.
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OSD Menu of a IP Camera
Please refer to the IP Camera User’s Manual for detail instruction.
OSD Menu of a Video Server
Please refer to the Video Server User’s Manual for detail instruction.
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7.9
Search for Event Videos
The CMS is capable of searching,
playing back, and archiving the
event videos.
Right click on the Site and select
<Event Search> and the <Event
Search> window will be displayed.
You can search the event list of the connected DVR. If you have installed the
POS module, you can either search by event or text.
To play the event video
Select “Play Event” and double click on any item to view the playback of the
event.
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To archive the event video
Select “Archive Event” and press the “Ctrl” key to select multiple event
videos to be archived. The maximum items can be selected is 1,000, which
is the capacity of the list.
Click on “Start Archive” and an “Event Archive” window will pop up. The
progress bar shows current downloading position. The status column shows
the event is under “Archive”, “Wait”, or “Done” condition.
NOTE: The event archive or normal video archive for different sites can
be performed simultaneously.
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7.10
Take a Snapshot
The
is a simple screen capture tool. When you click on the
button,
it will capture the screenshot of the window that you are currently viewing.
You
can
save
the
screenshots
to
the
default
path
“C:\ProgramFiles\CMS\Snapshot” or the folder that you have previously set in
the file path. Please refer to <Setup the File Path> for more information about
changing the file paths.
There are 2 ways to take the snapshot. One is to click on <SNAPSHOT>, and
the snapshot window will be displayed. Select <OK> to save the file.
The other way is to right click on the window, and select <Snapshot>. Note
that it will only capture the image of the selected channel . The file will be
saved without displaying the image.
NOTE: The default image format is *.jpg. If you have selected more
than one file types and took the snapshot, you will get more than one
files of the same snapshot image.
Please go to <Settings> to setup the snapshot file type.
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7.11
2-Way Audio Talk
2-way audio talk function enables the user to communicate with the camera
side. Currently the only supported camera types are MegaPixel IPCam and
Video Server.
Right click on the channel and
select <Talk(On/Off)> from the
pull-down menu.
If the talk function is successfully
turned on, “Talk” will shown on
button left of image. The user can
speak through the microphone
now to communicate with the
camera side.
Currently supported 2-way audio types are:
Camera Type
Audio Type
Video Server
PCM audio type
MegaPixel IPCam
ALaw and uLaw audio type
NOTE: MegaPixel HTTP Stream Protocol and all other audio types
currently do not support 2-way audio.
NOTE: The communication mode is one to one. Broadcasting function
currently is not available.
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7.12
Instant Record Function
While the videos are usually recorded to the connected DVR, the user can
choose to instantly record live and playback video clips to the local computer
as an option.
Right click on the Site and select <Start
Record> to start recording, and <Stop
Record> to stop recording.
When the channels are being recorded, the title of the channels will show a
capital letter “R” ( ) at the end. The recorded files will be saved to the
default folder “C:\Program Files\CMS\Record”.
NOTE: If the connection to the recording site is disturbed then reconnected,
the recording will be terminated without resumption.
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7.13
Dome Setting / Dome Control
The users can also set/control the dome camera in the CMS. Right click on
the channel where a dome camera is properly installed. Refer to the following
picture to see how they look like.
Dome Setting:
Select <Dome Setting> to setup the Dome ID or Dome Protocol. Note that
dome protocol changed at this interface is only temporary. To permanently
change dome protocol, please modify it in the configuration.
Dome Control:
The function of each button on the <Dome Control> panel is described below.
A.F. (Auto Focus)
Click on
to focus the camera automatically.
Set/Go Preset Point
Click on
to set a present point, and
to go to the preset point.
ID
Click on
to setup the Dome ID/Protocol. This function resembles to the
<Dome Setting>.
Focus
This is used to manually focus on the objects. Click on the +/- icons to
adjust the focus.
Iris
This is used to setup the iris. Click on the + icon let in more light, or the -
icon to reduce the light.
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Zoom
This is used to zoom in/ out to the object. Click on the +/- icons to adjust. It
can also be adjusted by the scroll wheel of the mouse. Scroll toward you to
zoom out and away from you to zoom in up to 7 times the original size.
Direction Keys
These keys are used to pan and/or tilt the dome camera.
Speed Slider Bar
The slider bar is used to adjust the speed of the pan/tilt movement. 0 is the
slowest and 100 is the fastest.
Mouse Control
If the mouse is moved to the top/ bottom/ left/
right edge of the screen, a red triangle as in
the picture on the right will show up. At this
time left clicking the mouse can move the
screen toward the direction where the red
triangle points to. Zoom In/ Out using the scroll
wheel of the mouse.
NOTE: The <Dome Control> panel is different if the dome camera is
connected through a Video Server. Refer to the following figures for
detail information.
There is an extra button,
the OSD Menu, as circled
on the right. Click on it to
display the OSD menu.
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7.14
Schedule Record Function
The user can schedule specific time to record the videos to the local computer.
The Schedule Record window will be displayed by clicking on
icon on
the top of the CMS main window.
The current setting site will be shown on the top of the Schedule Record
window.
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The scroll-down menu circled below shows the recording options.
<OFF>: To turn off the schedule record function.
<Schedule with Event>: To record both the normal and event videos within
the scheduled time frame.
<Schedule Only>: To record only the normal videos within the scheduled time
frame.
<Event Only>: To record only the event videos within the scheduled time
frame.
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The scroll-down menu circled below shows the schedule options.
<Select Cell>: To manually select cell from the table.
<Clear Cell>: To manually clear cell from the table.
<Select All Cell>: To select all cells from the table.
<Clear All Cell>: to clear all cells from the table.
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Here is a step by step explanation on how to set the schedule record for your
CMS.
Step 1: Select a site or a channel from the box on the left by a single click.
When a site is selected, the same setting of schedule record will be
applied to all channels. Click on a channel to set unique schedule
record for the particular channel. In this example, we will choose to
set a site. Select a site in box 1, and set the recording option to
<Schedule with Event> in box 2.
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Step 2: Assuming that we want to set the CMS to record the site from 1am to
5am on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click on 1:00~1:30 of Tuesday
and drag to 4:30~5:00 of Wednesday; and the color of the cells will
be changed to green indicating that these cells are going to record
<Schedule with Event>.
Step 3: After the time frames are selected, click <OK> to save and exit the
Schedule Record.
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If you want to remove a time frame from the schedule, for instance, 2:30~3:00,
set the cell selection to <Clear Cell> in box 1. Click and drag 2:30~3:00 from
Tuesday to Wednesday. The blank cells indicate that they are not going to
record anything. Click on <OK> to save and exit the Schedule Record.
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If you want to set the schedule to record at all times, set the cell selection to
<Select All Cell> or click on the circled blank cell located on top left corner of
the table. If you want to reset the schedule of the site, set the cell selection to
<Clear All Cell> to do so. Click on <OK> to save and exit the Schedule
Record.
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Another way to select or clear time frame is by click on the Day or Time tabs.
For example, when you click on <Tuesday> tab, the color of all Tuesday cells
will be changed indicating they are going to record normal and event videos.
When you click on 5:00~5:30 tab, color of all 5:00~5:30 from Monday to
Sunday will be changed. Click on <OK> to save and exit the Schedule
Record.
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If you wish to setup a different schedule for a special holiday, simply select a
date from the pull-down menu of <Holiday Setup> and click on <Add>. On the
right of the <Schedule Record> window, you will see a new day cell as shown
in #3. Setup the schedule for that day, and the schedule record will only run
once for that special day.
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7.15
E-MAP Function
E-MAP is a function that allows the user to illustrate the positions of the
cameras on a self selected image. Click on
icon located on top of the
CMS main window to open E-MAP. Please follow the steps below to setup the
E-MAP.
Step 1: First load an image file by clicking <LOADIMAGE> as shown below.
NOTE: The image shown in the window is the default picture.
It will only be available when default is installed.
Step 2: The figure below is the Load Image window to add or delete images,
and undo or confirm settings. Click on <Add> to add an image. Note
that E-MAP only supports *.bmp, *.jpg, and *.gif files.
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Step 3: After the image is added, the filename of the image will be displayed
on the list. Index indicates the order, starting from “0”, of the files.
After the image is loaded, click <Ok> to confirm and save the setting.
Step 4: Select the image file that was loaded to E-MAP from the scroll menu
circled below.
Step 5: The chosen image will be displayed in the E-MAP main window. The
image of a grocery store is used in the following example. Drag and
drop a channel from the site tree to any desired position of the image.
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Step 6: When the mouse pointer moves over a camera icon in the image, an
information dialog box will be displayed as below picture marked #1.
Double click on any camera will display the live preview image of the
camera. When a camera icon is clicked, the camera live preview
window will be highlighted if it’s been displayed, as above picture
marked #2. Otherwise, the corresponding channel in the site tree will
be highlighted as shown in below picture.
NOTE: The camera live preview window is limited up to three
instances at the same time.
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Step 7: Right click on the camera preview window to display the control menu
as shown below. The menu items includes: Snapshot, Talk(On/Off),
Dome Setting, Dome Control, Sound Notification(On/Off), and
Camera Info.
There are three different types of camera icons in E-MAP: dome camera,
fixed camera, and alert icons.
Dome Camera icon.
Fixed Camera icon.
Alert icon.
Dome camera icon will be displayed when the selected camera is a PTZ
(pan/tilt/zoom) dome camera. Fixed Camera icon will be displayed when the
selected camera is a fixed camera. Alert icon will be displayed when an alert
is triggered to the camera on the image. The alert icon will blink to attract
attention.
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You can adjust the display size of the image on E-MAP by clicking on the
buttons as circled below.
<Original>: To display the original size of the image.
<Double>: To double the size of current displayed image.
<Half>: To reduce current displayed image size by one half.
<Fill>: To adjust the image to fit display window (refer to figure on the right).
When the image is very large, or when you cannot see the entire image in the
display window on the right, click on a channel in the site tree and the E-MAP
will automatically move to the location of the selected channel.
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7.16
Health Function
This is a function that verifies the HDD status of the DVR sites in current
connected group. The following figure is an example. The words “Retrieving
Info” will be shown at bottom while the information is being updated. Note that
since IP cameras do not have connected HDD, they will not be shown in the
chart.
The information items shown in the chart are described as below:
Device Name
This item shows the model name of the HDD.
Internal/External
This item indicates whether the HDD is an internal or external device.
Total Size
This item indicates the total size of the HDD.
Active/Non Active
This item indicates whether the HDD is active or non-active.
Temperature
This item indicates the current temperature of the HDD in Celsius degree.
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7.17
Lock Function
The Lock function allows you to protect the CMS from unauthorized use when
you need to be away from the computer for a while. Closing the CMS is not
allowed and other functionality will be limited as described below.
Click
and a confirmation message will
be displayed as on the right. Click “Yes” to
confirm.
After you clicked “Yes”, the icon will change
from
to
showing that CMS is
currently being locked. When you click
unlock, the window as shown on the right will
be displayed for you to enter username and
password to unlock.
To unlock, the following are two scenarios:
Login Account
Unlock Account
Note
1 User
- Login User
- Any Administrator
The access authority will still
be User’s limit.
2 Administrator
- Login Administrator
If password is changed, use
new password to unlock.
When the CMS is locked, windows control will be as the following two types:
Type
1 Setting
Example
Windows Control
Setting, Schedule
Record, Emap,
Dome Control, etc
The windows will be closed without
saving changes. It is recommended to
save settings before locking the CMS.
2 Monitoring Archive, Alert, etc.
It is not allowed to close the window
but just minimize it.
NOTE: If the CMS is forced to be closed while it’s locked, the CMS
system will still be locked when it is started up again.
NOTE: If the password of the current login account is changed, use
the new password to unlock.
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Appendix A: The CMS Player
The CMS Player is a compact version of the standard DVR Player. When multiple CMS
instances are opened in multiple monitors, each CMS can launch 1 CMS Player. The main
window of the CMS Player is shown below with the name of the buttons.
NOTE: The CMS Player is capable of playing H.264 DVR format files.
The function of each button will be described in the following paragraphs.
Open Video File
Click on
to open the video file. The other way to open the
video file is by clicking on the File Menu Bar as shown on the right.
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To open a file, you need to find the folder
containing *.DRV files from box 1. After the
folder is found, select <Play DRV File> of box
2. Lastly, double click on a file in box 3, and
the file will be played immediately. If you want
to convert the *.drv file to *.avi format, click on
<Convert To AVI> underneath box 2 instead,
and double click the file in box 3. For more
detail about converting DRV files to AVI files,
refer to section Playback Recorded Video.
The default path is:
“C:\Program Files\CMS\Record”
NOTE: The recorded video of IP camera can only be played back by CMS player.
Some errors might occur if playing back with DVRPlayer.
Snapshot
Click on
to take a snapshot of the screen. The other way to take
a snapshot is by clicking on the Player Control Menu Bar as shown on
the right.
When the snapshot window is opened,
you can choose to rename the filename or
leave it as it is. Click on <OK> to save the
snapshot or <CANCEL> to discard it.
The default path is:
“C:\ProgramFiles\CMS\Snapshot”
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Frame View Setting
The user can choose to show/hide the time and
alert text on the video.
Click on the
icon, and the View Setting
window will be displayed. Check <ShowTime>, and
the time will be shown on the screen. Check
<Show Frame State>, and the alert text such as
motion, or video loss will be shown. Uncheck to
hide the information.
The other way to open this function is by clicking on
the System Setting Menu Bar as shown on the
right.
Full Screen
Click on
to change the view to full screen
mode. Two other ways to show full screen are
show on the right: by clicking on the View
Menu Bar or right click at any grid of the screen
and select <Full/Normal Screen>.
In full screen mode, the full screen icon will change to
. Click
on it to return to normal screen. There are two other ways to return
to normal screen: press “Esc” button on the keyboard or right click
at any grid of the screen and select <Full/Normal Screen>.
About
Click on the About Menu Bar as shown below to view
the information of the CMS Player version, as shown
on the right.
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Pause
Click on
to pause the video. The other way to pause the
video is by clicking on the Player Control Menu Bar as shown on
the right.
Play
Click on
to play the video. The other way to play the video is
by clicking on the Player Control Menu Bar as shown on the right.
Fast Backward / Step Backward
Click on
to play the video fast backward. The other way to
play the video fast backward is by clicking on the Player Control
Menu Bar as shown on the right.
NOTE: When the playback of the video is paused, you can click on this button to
move one step backward.
Fast Forward / Step Forward
Click on
to play the video fast forward. The other way to
play the video fast forward is by clicking on the Player Control
Menu Bar as shown on the right.
NOTE: When the playback of the video is paused, you can click on this button to
move one step forward.
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Site Tree
The site tree shows the channels of the opened DRV file. Double click
on a channel to view the specific channel in one screen. Click on the
speaker icon located on the bottom to enable or disable the audio. If
it’s closed, it can be recalled under the View Menu Bar as shown
below.
Mode Option
Click on any of them to view the image in a multiple window mode.
The modes are available from 4-window, 9-window, and 16-window. If
it’s closed, it can be recalled under the View Menu Bar as shown
above.
Speed Indicator
The Speed Indicator shows playback speed in forward or backward direction.
z > indicates forward playback while < indicates backward playback.
z The playback speed can be *1, *2, *4, *8, *16, or *32.
Speed Indicator▼
▲Slider Bar
Slider Bar
Click and drag the bar to search through the video.
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Other functions of the Menu Bar that are not introduced in this section will be described
here.
The <File Path Setting> under the System Setting Menu Bar allows the user to set the file
path.
You will be able to set the paths for *.avi and snapshot files here. After the path is set, click
on <Save> to save the settings. Note that you can choose the snapshot files to be saved as
*.Bmp, *.Jpg, *.Gif, or *.Tif formats. The default file type is *.Bmp format.
Under the View Menu Bar, you can choose to show/hide the Toolbar. When you closed the
Site Tree or Mode Option, you can recall the window under this menu too.
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Appendix B: Troubleshooting
The followings are some common situations when the user is having difficulty with the CMS
server.
1.
The CMS server does not work properly. How can it be recovered or where can I ask
for help?
Please try the following ways to recover it first.
A. Please check if the computer meets the system requirement.
B. If the CMS automatically closes when it’s opened or when it’s connecting to sites,
please send the files stored in \CMS\Setting\ under improper operation condition.
Afterwards, re-install CMS and check to install Default Setting during installation.
Remember not to import old setting files. This will tell whether if the old setting
data are corrupted.
C.
If CMS cannot successfully connect to sites, check the followings.
z
Confirm IP, port, username, and password of the site. You can connect to the
site via IE browser to verify the site exists and is connectable.
z
Close firewall and virus scan software and try to connect again. If the problem
is due to firewall or virus scan software, please change their settings.
z
If the connection still failed, please send the IP address to our engineer.
NOTE: When you need to ask for the engineer’s help, please send a copy of
the files stored in \CMS\Log\ as well.
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2. The CMS server takes up too many HDD space.
We have found that the preset of the virus scan software “NOD32” will automatically
create a temporary file under windows system temporary folder when the CMS
connects to sites. This temporary file will automatically increase the size which causes
the HDD became lack of space.
Please go to the control center of the NOD32 and disable IMON. Then the problem
should be resolved. The following pictures are examples.
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