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WARNING
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
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of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying
the appliance.
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THIS EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN TESTED AND FOUND TO COMPLY WITH THE LIMITS FOR A CLASS A DIGITAL
DEVICE, PURSUANT TO PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. THESE LIMITS ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE
REASONABLE PROTECTION AGAINST HARMFUL INTERFERENCE WHEN THE EQUIPMENT IS OPERATED IN
A COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT. THIS EQUIPMENT GENERATES, USES, AND CAN RADIATE RADIO
FREQUENCY ENERGY AND IF NOT INSTALLED AND USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL, MAY CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO COMMUNICATIONS. OPERATION OF THIS
EQUIPMENT IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA IS LIKELY TO CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, IN WHICH CASE
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problems resulting from the use thereof. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Revisions
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The software included in this product contains some Open Sources. You may obtain the complete corresponding source
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Important Safeguards
1. Read Instructions
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the
appliance is operated.
2. Retain Instructions
The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future
reference.
3. Cleaning
Unplug this equipment from the wall outlet before cleaning it. Do not
use liquid aerosol cleaners. Use a damp soft cloth for cleaning.
4. Attachments
Never add any attachments and/or equipment without the approval of
the manufacturer as such additions may result in the risk of fire, electric
shock or other personal injury.
5. Water and/or Moisture
Do not use this equipment near water or in contact with water.
6. Ventilation
Place this equipment only in an upright position. This equipment has an
open-frame Switching Mode Power Supply (SMPS), which can cause a
fire or electric shock if anything is inserted through the ventilation holes
on the side of the equipment.
7. Accessories
Do not place this equipment on an unstable cart, stand or table. The
equipment may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and
serious damage to the equipment. Wall or shelf mounting should follow
the manufacturer's instructions, and should use a mounting kit approved
by the manufacturer.
This equipment and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the equipment
and cart combination to overturn.
14. Damage requiring Service
Unplug this equipment from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
A. When the power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged.
B. If liquid is spilled, or objects have fallen into the equipment.
C. If the equipment has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the equipment does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions, adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the equipment to its normal operation.
E. If the equipment has been dropped, or the cabinet damaged.
F. When the equipment exhibits a distinct change in performance ─ this
indicates a need for service.
15. Replacement Parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has
used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or that have the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result
in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
16. Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this equipment, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks to determine that the equipment is in
proper operating condition.
17. Field Installation
This installation should be made by a qualified service person and
should conform to all local codes.
18. Correct Batteries
Warning: Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type.
Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.
19. Tmra
A manufacturer’s maximum recommended ambient temperature (Tmra)
for the equipment must be specified so that the customer and installer may
determine a suitable maximum operating environment for the equipment.
8. Power Sources
This equipment should be operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power,
please consult your equipment dealer or local power company.
20. Elevated Operating Ambient Temperature
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient
temperature of the rack environment may be greater than room ambient.
Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an
environment compatible with the manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient
temperature (Tmra).
9. Power Cords
Operator or installer must remove power and TNT connections before
handling the equipment.
21. Reduced Air Flow
Installation of the equipment in the rack should be such that the amount
of airflow required for safe operation of the equipment is not compromised.
10. Lightning
For added protection for this equipment during a lightning storm, or when
it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the
wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent
damage to the equipment due to lightning and power-line surges.
22. Mechanical Loading
Mounting of the equipment in the rack should be such that a hazardous
condition is not caused by uneven mechanical loading.
11. Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the
risk of fire or electric shock.
23. Circuit Overloading
Consideration should be given to connection of the equipment to supply
circuit and the effect that overloading of circuits might have on over current
protection and supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of equipment
nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
12. Objects and Liquids
Never push objects of any kind through openings of this equipment as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a
fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the equipment.
24. Reliable Earthing (Grounding)
Reliable grounding of rack mounted equipment should be maintained.
Particular attention should be given to supply connections other than direct
connections to the branch circuit (e.g., use of power strips).
13. Servicing
Do not attempt to service this equipment yourself. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
Correct Disposal of This Product
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be disposed with other household wastes at the
end of its working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please
separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or their local government office, for
details of where and how they can take this item for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This product should
not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 — Introduction ........................................................................................................... 1
Feature ................................................................................................................................... 1
Technical Overview................................................................................................................ 1
Chapter 2 — Installation ............................................................................................................. 3
Package Contents.................................................................................................................. 3
Required Installation Tools .................................................................................................... 3
Video Input......................................................................................................................... 3
Video Loop Through .......................................................................................................... 4
Factory Reset Switch......................................................................................................... 4
HD/SD Out Selector .......................................................................................................... 4
Network Port ...................................................................................................................... 4
iSCSI Port .......................................................................................................................... 4
eSATA Port ........................................................................................................................ 5
RS232C Port ..................................................................................................................... 5
RS485 Port ........................................................................................................................ 5
Alarm Input/Output ............................................................................................................ 5
Audio In/Out ....................................................................................................................... 6
Video Out ........................................................................................................................... 6
Power Cord Connector ...................................................................................................... 7
Chapter 3 — Configuration ........................................................................................................ 9
Front Panel Controls .............................................................................................................. 9
Camera Buttons (1 to 16) ................................................................................................ 10
Enter Button ..................................................................................................................... 10
Arrow Buttons .................................................................................................................. 10
Menu Button .................................................................................................................... 10
ZOOM Button .................................................................................................................. 11
PTZ Button....................................................................................................................... 11
Panic Button .................................................................................................................... 11
LED .................................................................................................................................. 11
Display Button ................................................................................................................. 11
Monitor Button ................................................................................................................. 11
Bookmark Button ............................................................................................................. 11
Freeze Button .................................................................................................................. 11
Alarm Button .................................................................................................................... 11
Playback Buttons ............................................................................................................. 12
Jog Dial, Shuttle Ring ...................................................................................................... 12
USB Port .......................................................................................................................... 12
ID Button on Remote Control .......................................................................................... 12
Sequence Button on Remote Control.............................................................................. 12
Clip Copy Button on Remote Control .............................................................................. 13
Turning on the Power........................................................................................................... 13
Initial Unit Setup ................................................................................................................... 13
Setup Screen ....................................................................................................................... 14
System Setup....................................................................................................................... 14
General ............................................................................................................................ 14
Date/Time ........................................................................................................................ 17
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User ................................................................................................................................. 18
Storage ............................................................................................................................ 20
Monitoring ........................................................................................................................ 21
Recording Setup .................................................................................................................. 22
General ............................................................................................................................ 22
Schedule .......................................................................................................................... 23
Pre-Event ......................................................................................................................... 25
Archive ............................................................................................................................. 26
Network Setup ..................................................................................................................... 27
General ............................................................................................................................ 27
IP Address ....................................................................................................................... 29
DVRNS ............................................................................................................................ 30
RTSP ............................................................................................................................... 31
Notification ....................................................................................................................... 32
iSCSI................................................................................................................................ 35
Event Setup ......................................................................................................................... 36
Motion .............................................................................................................................. 36
Alarm-In ........................................................................................................................... 37
Video Loss ....................................................................................................................... 38
Video Blind....................................................................................................................... 39
Text-In.............................................................................................................................. 40
Network............................................................................................................................ 41
Device Setup ........................................................................................................................ 42
Local Audio ...................................................................................................................... 42
Network Audio ................................................................................................................. 42
Alarm-Out ........................................................................................................................ 43
Remote Control ............................................................................................................... 44
Display Setup ....................................................................................................................... 44
OSD ................................................................................................................................. 44
Primary Monitor ............................................................................................................... 46
Secondary Monitor .......................................................................................................... 47
Spot Monitor .................................................................................................................... 48
Status Setup ........................................................................................................................ 48
Event................................................................................................................................ 48
Storage ............................................................................................................................ 49
Camera Setup ...................................................................................................................... 50
General ............................................................................................................................ 50
PTZ .................................................................................................................................. 51
Network Camera .............................................................................................................. 52
Chapter 4 — Operation ............................................................................................................ 57
Turning on the Power........................................................................................................... 57
Live Monitoring..................................................................................................................... 57
Live Monitoring Menu ...................................................................................................... 58
Active Cameo Mode ........................................................................................................ 60
Zoom Mode...................................................................................................................... 60
PTZ Mode ........................................................................................................................ 60
Event Monitoring .............................................................................................................. 61
Covert Camera ................................................................................................................ 62
Spot Monitoring ............................................................................................................... 62
Recording Video .................................................................................................................. 62
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Panic Recording .............................................................................................................. 63
Recording Audio .................................................................................................................. 63
Playing Recorded Video ...................................................................................................... 63
Searching Video................................................................................................................... 64
Search Menu ................................................................................................................... 65
Event Log Search ............................................................................................................ 67
Record Table Search....................................................................................................... 69
Motion Search ................................................................................................................. 70
Text-In Search ................................................................................................................. 71
Bookmarks ....................................................................................................................... 73
Clip-Copy ......................................................................................................................... 73
Print ................................................................................................................................. 75
Disk Mirroring ....................................................................................................................... 75
Appendix .................................................................................................................................. 77
USB Hard Disk Drive Preparation ........................................................................................ 77
Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows 2000 ..................................................... 77
Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows 98.......................................................... 77
Text-In Search Examples..................................................................................................... 78
Search Example I ............................................................................................................ 78
Search Example II ........................................................................................................... 78
WebGuard ............................................................................................................................ 79
Web Monitoring Mode ..................................................................................................... 80
Web Search Mode ........................................................................................................... 81
Time Overlap ....................................................................................................................... 83
Remote Setup of Network Devices ...................................................................................... 84
Map of Screens .................................................................................................................... 87
Connector Pin Outs.............................................................................................................. 88
RS485 Connector Pin Outs ............................................................................................. 88
I/O Connector Pin Outs ................................................................................................... 88
System Log Notices ............................................................................................................. 88
Error Code Notices .............................................................................................................. 89
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................... 90
Specifications ....................................................................................................................... 90
List of Illustrations
Figure 1 : Typical DVR installation. ...........................................................................................................2
Figure 2 : DVR rear panel. ........................................................................................................................3
Figure 3 : DVR front panel. .......................................................................................................................9
Figure 4 : Infrared remote control. ...........................................................................................................10
Figure 5 : Login screen. ..........................................................................................................................13
Figure 6 : Logout screen. ........................................................................................................................13
Figure 7 : Setup screen. ..........................................................................................................................14
Figure 8 : System – General setup screen. .............................................................................................15
Figure 9 : System – Date/Time setup screen. .........................................................................................17
Figure 10 : System – User setup screen. ................................................................................................18
Figure 11 : System – Storage setup screen. ...........................................................................................20
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System – Monitoring setup screen. .......................................................................................21
Record – General setup screen. ...........................................................................................22
Record – Schedule setup screen. .........................................................................................23
Schedule – Settings (Advanced Mode) setup screen. ..........................................................24
Record – Pre-Event setup screen. ........................................................................................26
Record – Archive setup screen. ............................................................................................26
Network – General setup screen...........................................................................................27
Network – IP Address (Manual) setup screen. ......................................................................29
Network – DVRNS setup screen. ..........................................................................................30
Network – RTSP setup screen. .............................................................................................31
Network – Notification setup screen. .....................................................................................32
Network – iSCSI setup screen. .............................................................................................35
Event – Motion setup screen.................................................................................................36
Event – Alarm-In setup screen. .............................................................................................38
Event – Video Loss setup screen..........................................................................................38
Event – Video Blind setup screen. ........................................................................................39
Event – Text-In setup screen. ...............................................................................................40
Text-In Device screen. ..........................................................................................................40
Event – Network setup screen. .............................................................................................41
Device – Local Audio setup screen. ......................................................................................42
Device – Network Audio setup screen. .................................................................................43
Device – Alarm-Out setup screen. ........................................................................................43
Device – Remote Control setup screen. ...............................................................................44
Display – OSD setup screen. ................................................................................................45
Display – Primary Monitor setup screen. ..............................................................................46
Display – Secondary Monitor setup screen. ..........................................................................47
Display – Spot Monitor setup screen. ...................................................................................48
Status – Event setup screen. ................................................................................................49
Status – Storage setup screen. .............................................................................................50
Camera – General setup screen. ..........................................................................................51
Camera – PTZ setup screen. ................................................................................................51
Camera – Network Camera setup screen. ............................................................................52
Live Monitoring menu. ...........................................................................................................57
PTZ Select Camera menu. ...................................................................................................60
PTZ Preset menu. .................................................................................................................61
Select Playback Camera menu. ............................................................................................63
Search menu.........................................................................................................................65
Event Log Search screen. .....................................................................................................67
Record Table Search screen. ...............................................................................................69
Motion Search screen. ..........................................................................................................70
Text-In Search screen. ..........................................................................................................71
Bookmarks screen. ...............................................................................................................73
Clip-Copy screen. .................................................................................................................73
Print screen. ..........................................................................................................................75
System – Storage setup screen. ...........................................................................................76
Digital Video Recorder
Chapter 1 — Introduction
Feature
Your color digital video recorder (DVR) provides recording capabilities for 16 camera inputs. It provides exceptional
picture quality in both live and playback modes, and offers the following features:
NOTE: Your DVR can record both analog CCTV video input and network video input. For a list of supported
network devices (network cameras and network video transmitters), contact your installer or distributer.
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16 Composite Video Input Connectors
Compatible with Color (NTSC or PAL) and B&W (CCIR and EIA-170) Video Sources
Auto Detection for NTSC and PAL
H.264 Codec
Multiple Monitor Connectors: 1 HDMI, 2 VGA, 2 BNC Video Out, 1 Spot
Multiple Search Engines (Date/Time, Record Table, Event)
Real-time Recording (480/400 Images per Second (NTSC/PAL) with Very High (D1) Resolution)
“Loop-Through” Video Connectors
Continuous Recording in Disk Overwrite Mode
Pentaplex Functionality (Monitoring, Recording, Playback, Archiving and Transmission at the same time)
Video Archiving via eSATA Interface
2 USB 2.0 Ports
Continues Recording while Archiving, Transmitting to Remote Site and during Playback
User-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) Menu System
Multiple Recording Modes (Time-lapse, Pre-event, Event and Panic)
Two-way Audio Communication
16-Channel Audio Recording and 1-Channel Audio Playback
Text Input for ATM and POS
Alarm Connections Include: Input, Output and Reset Input
Built-in Alarm Buzzer
Live or Recorded Video Access via Ethernet
Time Synchronization using industry standard protocol
Built-in DVD RW Drive
IR Remote Control
Self-diagnostics with automatic notification including hard disk drive S.M.A.R.T. protocol
Technical Overview
In addition to replacing both a time-lapse VCR and a multiplexer in a security installation, your DVR has many features
that make it much more powerful and easier to use than even the most advanced VCR.
The DVR converts analog NTSC or PAL video to digital images and records them on a hard disk drive. Using a hard
disk drive allows you to access recorded video almost instantaneously; there is no need to rewind tape. The technology
also allows you to view recorded video while the DVR continues recording video.
Digitally recorded video has several advantages over analog video recorded on tape. There is no need to adjust tracking.
You can freeze frames, fast forward, fast reverse, slow forward and slow reverse without image streaking or tearing.
Digital video can be indexed by time or events, and you can instantly view video after selecting the time or event.
Your DVR can be set up for event or time-lapse recording. You can define times to record, and the schedule can change
for different days of the week and user defined holidays.
The DVR can be set up to alert you when the hard disk drive is full, or it can be set to record over the oldest video once
the disk is full.
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Your DVR supports disk mirroring functions to prevent any unexpected loss of recorded video data that might be caused
by disk damage or corruption.
Your DVR uses a proprietary encryption scheme making it nearly impossible to alter video.
Your DVR can be used to monitor video from network video transmitters and/or network cameras, record monitored
video and play back recorded video.
You can view video and control your DVR remotely by connecting via Ethernet. There are eSATA and iSCSI ports
that can be used to record or archive (eSATA interface only) video to external hard disk drives, and there are two USB
ports that can be used to upgrade the system or copy video clips to external hard disk and flash drives.
Figure 1 : Typical DVR installation.
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Chapter 2 — Installation
Package Contents
The package contains the following:
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Power Cord
User’s Manual (This Document)
RAS Software CD and User’s Manual
Rack-mount Kit
Assembly Screws for Adding Hard Disk Drives
SATA Cables
Audio Extension Cable
Infrared Remote Control
Required Installation Tools
No special tools are required to install the DVR. Refer to the installation manuals for the other items that make up part
of your system.
Figure 2 : DVR rear panel.
Video Input
HD/SD Out Selector
eSATA Port
Alarm Input/Output
Power Cord Connector
Video Loop Through
Network Port
RS232C Port
Audio In/Out
Factory Reset Switch
iSCSI Port
RS485 Port
Video Out
Your DVR can be used with either NTSC or PAL equipment.
NOTE: You cannot mix NTSC and PAL equipment. For example you cannot use a PAL camera and an NTSC
monitor.
Video Input
Connect the coaxial cables from the video sources to the BNC Video In connectors.
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Video Loop Through
If you would like to connect your video source to another device, you can use the Loop BNC connectors.
NOTE: The Loop BNC connectors are auto terminated. Do NOT connect a cable to the Loop BNC unless it is
connected to a terminated device because it will cause poor quality video.
Factory Reset Switch
The DVR has a Factory Reset switch to the right of the HD/SD Out selector on the rear panel. This
switch will only be used on the rare occasions that you want to return all the settings to the original
factory settings.
CAUTION: When using the Factory Reset, you will lose any settings you have saved.
To reset the unit, you will need a straightened paperclip:
1. Turn the DVR off.
2. Turn it on again.
3. While the DVR is initializing, the front panel LEDs will blink. When the front panel LEDs blink, poke the
straightened paperclip into the unlabeled hole to the right of the HD/SD Out selector.
4. Hold the switch until all the LEDs on the front panel are lit.
NOTE: When the DVR successfully resets to factory defaults all the LEDs on the front panel flash five times.
5. Release the reset switch. All of the DVR’s settings are now at the original settings it had when it left the factory.
HD/SD Out Selector
An HD/SD Out selector is provided to select the monitor display mode between HD (High Definition) and
SD (Standard Definition). Setting the selector to the HD OUT position sends HD video to the connected
HDMI and VGA monitors, and setting to the SD OUT position sends SD video to the connected composite
BNC monitor.
Network Port
The DVR can be networked using the 10Mb/1Gb Ethernet connector. Connect a Cat5 cable with an RJ-45
jack to the DVR connector. The DVR can be networked with network cameras or video transmitters for remote
monitoring and recording, and can also be networked with a computer for remote monitoring, searching,
configuration and software upgrades. See Chapter 3 ─ Configuration for configuring the Ethernet connections.
CAUTION: The network connector is not designed to be connected directly with cable or wire
intended for outdoor use.
iSCSI Port
An iSCSI port is provided to connect external storage devices for recording video. Connect the external
iSCSI hard disk drive (RAID) cable to the RJ-45 Ethernet port.
NOTE: Up to eight iSCSI volumes (or nodes) can be connected to the DVR.
CAUTION: Do NOT connect or disconnect iSCSI devices while the DVR power is on. The DVR must
be powered down to connect or disconnect iSCSI devices. Power up iSCSI devices so
they are ready for operation before powering up the DVR. Power down iSCSI devices
after powering down the DVR and then disconnect iSCSI devices.
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CAUTION: When recording video on the iSCSI device, the recoding speed might decrease and the
DVR system performance might be affected if the network devices (network cameras
and network video transmitters) are connected.
eSATA Port
An eSATA port is provided to connect external storage devices for recording or archiving video. Connect
the external eSATA hard disk drive (RAID) cable to the eSATA port.
CAUTION: Do NOT connect or disconnect eSATA devices while the DVR power is on. The DVR must
be powered down to connect or disconnect eSATA devices. Power up eSATA devices
so they are ready for operation before powering up the DVR. Power down eSATA devices
after powering down the DVR and then disconnect eSATA devices.
RS232C Port
An RS232 port is provided to connect a remote control keyboard.
RS485 Port
The DVR can be controlled remotely by an external device or control system, such as a control keyboard,
using RS485 half-duplex serial communications signals. The RS485 connector can also be used to control
PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) cameras. Connect RX+/TX+ and RX-/TX- of the control system to the + and –
(respectively) of the DVR. See Chapter 3 ─ Configuration and the PTZ camera or remote controller
manufacturer’s manual for configuring the RS485 connection.
Alarm Input/Output
NOTE: To make connections on the Alarm Connector Strip, press and hold the button and insert the wire in the
hole below the button. After releasing the button, tug gently on the wire to make certain it is connected.
To disconnect a wire, press and hold the button above the wire and pull out the wire.
AI 1 to 16 (Alarm-In): You can use external devices to signal the DVR to react to events. Mechanical or electrical
switches can be wired to the AI (Alarm-In) and GND (Ground) connectors. The threshold voltage of electrical switches
for NC (Normally Closed) is above 2.4V and for NO (Normally Open) is below 0.3V, and should be stable at least 0.5
seconds to be detected. The voltage range of alarm input is from 0V to 5V. See Chapter 3 ─ Configuration for configuring
alarm input.
GND (Ground): Connect the ground side of the Alarm input and/or alarm output to the GND connector.
NOTE: All the connectors marked GND are common.
NC/NO (Relay Alarm Outputs): The DVR can activate external devices such as buzzers or lights. Connect the device
to the C (Common) and NC (Normally Closed) or C and NO (Normally Open) connectors. NC/NO is a relay output
which sinks [email protected] and [email protected] See Chapter 3 ─ Configuration for configuring alarm output.
ARI (Alarm Reset In): An external signal to the Alarm Reset In can be used to reset both the Alarm Out signal and
the DVR’s internal buzzer. Mechanical or electrical switches can be wired to the ARI (Alarm Reset In) and GND (Ground)
connectors. The threshold voltage is below 0.3V and should be stable at least 0.5 seconds to be detected. Connect the
wires to the ARI and GND connectors.
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Audio In/Out
Your DVR can record audio from up to 16 sources. Connect the audio
sources to Audio In 1 to Audio In 16 as needed using RCA jacks. Connect
Audio Out to your amplifier. Use the provided audio extension cable to
connect the audio sources to Audio In 5 to 16.
NOTE: It is the user’s responsibility to determine if local laws and regulations permit recording audio.
The DVR does not have amplified audio output, so you will need a speaker with an amplifier. The DVR
does not have a pre-amplifier for audio input, so the audio input should be from an amplified source, not
directly from a microphone.
Video Out
An HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connector is provided so that you can
use an HDMI monitor as your primary monitor when in the HD (High Definition) display
mode, and a VGA connector is provided so that you can use a standard, multi-sync computer
monitor as your primary monitor. Use the cable supplied with your monitor to connect
it to the DVR.
When in the SD (Standard Definition) display mode, connect the primary monitor to the
Video Out connector. It is best to use the monitor as a subsidiary of the HD display output
otherwise the monitor might have display limitations.
NOTE: When using HDMI monitors, change the monitor display mode to HD mode by setting the HD/SD Out
selector on the rear panel to the HD OUT position. HDMI video out will only be enabled in the HD display
mode.
VGA video out on the primary monitor will be disabled in the SD display mode.
Composite (BNC) video out on the primary monitor will be disabled in the HD display mode.
A VGA connector is provided so that you can use a standard, multi-sync computer monitor as
your secondary monitor. Use the cable supplied with your monitor to connect it to the DVR.
Connect the secondary monitor to the Video Out connector.
Connect the spot monitor to the SPOT connector as needed.
Monitor Connection Examples:
< HD Display Mode >
< SD Display Mode >
NOTE: Connect the monitor before the DVR boots so that video can be displayed on the monitor with the resolution
you have set during system setup. If you want to use both the HDMI and VGA Primary Monitor connectors,
one of the monitors should be connected before the DVR boots, and the other monitor should be connected
after the DVR boots.
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Power Cord Connector
Connect the AC power cord to the DVR and then to a wall outlet.
WARNING: ROUTE POWER CORDS SO THAT THEY ARE NOT A TRIPPING HAZARD. MAKE
CERTAIN THE POWER CORD WILL NOT BE PINCHED OR ABRADED BY FURNITURE.
DO NOT INSTALL POWER CORDS UNDER RUGS OR CARPET.
THE POWER CORD HAS A GROUNDING PIN. IF YOUR POWER OUTLET DOES NOT
HAVE A GROUNDING PIN RECEPTACLE, DO NOT MODIFY THE PLUG. DO NOT
OVERLOAD THE CIRCUIT BY PLUGGING TOO MANY DEVICES IN TO ONE CIRCUIT.
Your DVR is now ready to operate. Refer to Chapter 3 ─ Configuration and Chapter 4 ─ Operation.
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Chapter 3 — Configuration
NOTE: Your DVR should be completely installed before proceeding. Refer to Chapter 2 — Installation.
Front Panel Controls
Figure 3 : DVR front panel.
Camera Buttons
Zoom Button
Display Button
Alarm Button
Enter Button
PTZ Button
Monitor Button
Playback Buttons
Arrow Buttons
Panic Button
Bookmark Button
Jog Dial, Shuttle Ring
Menu Button
LED
Freeze Button
USB Port
The front panel looks and operates much like a VCR combined with a multiplexer. Many of the buttons have multiple
functions. The buttons on the infrared remote control, while laid out differently, perform the same functions as those
on the front panel. The following describes each button and control. Take a few minutes to review the descriptions.
You will use these to initially set up your DVR and for daily operations.
NOTE: The infrared sensor on the DVR is just to the left of LEDs. Make certain that nothing blocks the sensor,
or the remote control will not function properly.
When you use wireless communication devices (such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth) near the DVR, the remote
control might not function properly.
You can also use a USB mouse (not supplied) to navigate through the screens and menus much like you
would on a computer.
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Figure 4 : Infrared remote control.
NOTE: For simplicity, the button descriptions in this manual refer to the front panel buttons.
Camera Buttons (1 to 16)
Pressing the individual camera buttons will cause the selected camera to display full screen. Buttons 1 to 9 are also
used to enter passwords.
Enter Button
The
(Enter) button selects a highlighted item or completes an entry that you have made during system setup.
Arrow Buttons
These buttons are used to navigate through menus and GUI. You can also use them to change numbers by highlighting
a number in the menu and using the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the number’s value.
These buttons are also used to control Pan and Tilt when in the PTZ mode.
Menu Button
Pressing the MENU button enters the Setup screen. You will need to enter the authorized user and password to access
Setup. Pressing the button also closes the current menu or setup dialog box. In the Playback mode, pressing the button
displays the Search menu. In the Search mode clip-copying can be done instantly by pressing and holding the button
for three or more seconds.
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ZOOM Button
Pressing the ZOOM button zooms the current image on the screen. A PIP with a rectangle temporarily displays showing
what area of the screen has been enlarged. You can use the arrow buttons to move the rectangle to another area.
NOTE: Entering the zoom mode is NOT supported while in the SD display mode.
PTZ Button
Pressing the PTZ button enters the PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) mode which allows you to control properly configured cameras.
Panic Button
Pressing the PANIC button starts panic recoding of all camera channels, and displays on the screen. Pressing the button
again will stop panic recording.
LED
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Power LED: The Power LED is lit when the unit is On.
Network LED: The Network LED is lit when the unit is connected to a network via Ethernet.
iSCSI LED: The iSCSI LED is lit when an iSCSI device is connected to the DVR.
HDD LED: The HDD LED flickers when the DVR is recording or searching video on the hard disk drive.
Display Button
Pressing the DISPLAY button toggles between different display formats. The available formats are: 2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3
or 4x4 (2x2 or 4x4 on a Spot Monitor). Pressing the button while in 4x4 display format for local cameras enters the
display mode for network devices, and pressing the button while in 4x4 display format for network devices enters the
display mode for local cameras.
Monitor Button
Pressing the MONITOR button toggles the monitor selection between Primary ( MONITOR 1 on the remote control),
Secondary ( MONITOR 2 ) and Spot ( MONITOR 3 ). You can select the screen format and sequence monitoring of the
selected monitor.
Bookmark Button
When in the playback mode, pressing the BOOKMARK button adds the current playback point to the bookmark list or
moves to the registered bookmark point.
Freeze Button
Pressing the FREEZE button freezes the current live screen.
Alarm Button
The ALARM button has two functions. First, it will reset the DVR’s outputs including the internal buzzer during an
alarm. Second, it will display the event log when you are in the live monitoring mode unless there is an active alarm.
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Playback Buttons
 Backward: When in the pause mode, pressing the
button moves to the previous image. The button is also used
to Zoom Out while in the PTZ mode.
button moves to the next image. The button is also used to
 Forward: When in the pause mode, pressing the
Zoom In while in the PTZ mode.
 Rewind: Pressing the
button plays video backward at high speed. Pressing the button again toggles the playback
speed from ,
and
. The button is also used for Near Focus in the PTZ mode.
 Play/Pause: Pressing the
button plays back video at regular speed. The screen displays when the DVR is
in the Pause mode and the screen displays when the DVR is playing back video. The button is also used for Far
Focus in the PTZ mode.
 Fast Forward: Pressing the
button plays video forward at high speed. Pressing the button again toggles the
playback speed from ,
and
. The button is also used to load a Preset View in the PTZ mode.
 Search/Stop: Pressing the
button while in the Live Monitoring mode enters the Search mode. Pressing the
button while in the Search mode returns the DVR to the Live Monitoring mode. The button is also used to save
Presets while in the PTZ mode.
Jog Dial, Shuttle Ring
 Jog Dial: When in the playback mode, you can play video forward image-by-image by turning the Jog Dial clockwise
and backward image-by-image by turning the Jog Dial counterclockwise. When in the Setup mode, you can change
number values by highlighting the item in the menu and turning Jog Dial clockwise or counterclockwise to increase
or decrease the number.
 Shuttle Ring: The Shuttle Ring only functions in the Playback mode. The Shuttle Ring is spring loaded and returns
to the center position when released. Turning the ring clockwise plays video forward. Turning the ring counterclockwise
,
plays video backward. Playback speed varies with the amount the ring is turned. The playback speeds are ,
, x0.5, , ,
and
. When you release the ring, it snaps back to the center position and the video
pauses.
USB Port
Two USB ports on the front panel are provided to connect external hard disk or flash drives for video clip copying or
system upgrades. Position external drives close enough to the DVR so that you can make the cable connections, usually
less than 6 feet. Use the USB cable provided with the hard disk drive to connect it to the DVR.
A USB mouse (not supplied) can be connected to one of the ports. You can use the mouse to navigate through the
screens and menus much like you would on a computer.
A PostScript™ USB printer (not supplied) can be connected to one of the ports. You can print selected images resulting
from a search. Refer to Chapter 4 — Operation, Searching Video.
A USB to Serial converter can be connected to the USB port. Multiple text-in devices can be used with a USB to Serial
converter.
ID Button on Remote Control
If a DVR System ID is set to 0, the infrared remote control will control that DVR without any additional operations.
(Refer to the System General setup screen in this chapter for further information on setting the System ID.) If the system
ID is 1 to 16, you must to press the ID button on the remote control and then press the number button (1 to 16) in order
to control that DVR. If the System ID of two or more DVRs is set to 0, those DVRs will react to the infrared remote
control at the same time.
Sequence Button on Remote Control
Pressing SEQUENCE button displays live channels sequentially.
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Clip Copy Button on Remote Control
Pressing the CLIP COPY button allows you to copy video clips.
Turning on the Power
Connecting the power cord to the DVR turns on the unit. The unit takes approximately 60 seconds to initialize.
Initial Unit Setup
Before using your DVR for the first time, you will want to establish the initial settings. This includes items such as
time and date, display language, camera, remote control, record mode, network and password. Your DVR can be set
up using various screens and dialog boxes.
button gives you the opportunity to
Throughout the screens you will see . Highlighting the and pressing the
reset that screen to its default settings. After you are finished with any setup screen, you can highlight Save and press
the
button to save the changes and exit the screen. If you do not wish to save the changes, highlight Cancel and
button to exit the screen.
press the
Press the MENU button or move the mouse pointer on the right edge of the screen and then select
Live Monitoring menu to enter the setup screens. The Login screen appears.
(Login) in the
Select a User and enter the password by pressing the appropriate
combination of Camera number buttons and then the
button. There
is no default password when logging in the admin user for the first
time.
Figure 5 : Login screen.
NOTE: To assure the secure management of the system, setting up a password is strongly recommended.
If you cannot use the front panel buttons, click the
button using the mouse to enter a password, and
the virtual keyboard displays. See instructions below for using the virtual keyboard.
To log the user out of the system, press the MENU button or move the mouse pointer on the right edge
of the screen and then select
(Logout) in the Live Monitoring menu. The Logout screen displays
asking you to confirm whether or not you want to log out the current user.
Figure 6 : Logout screen.
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Setup Screen
System
Record
Network
Event
Device
Display
Status
Camera
Figure 7 : Setup screen.
Press the MENU button or move the mouse pointer on the right edge of the screen and then select
Live Monitoring menu to enter the setup screen.
(Setup) in the
While setting up the DVR, there will be many opportunities to enter names and titles. When making these entries, a
Virtual Keyboard will appear.
Use the arrow keys to highlight the character you want in the name or title and press
the
button. That character appears in the title bar and the cursor moves to the next
toggles between the upper and lower case keyboards,
position. Pressing
backspaces, and deletes entered characters.
Special characters can be created using ^ and a capital letter; e.g., ^J for NL (New Line),
^M for CR (Carriage Return). Special characters are commonly used by text input devices
and will be useful when performing Text-In Searches.
System Setup
General
Highlight General and press the
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button, and the General screen appears.
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Figure 8 : System – General setup screen.
In the General screen, you can name the site location, assign a System ID number, select the language the screens are
displayed in, display software version number, upgrade the software, show the System Log, display recorded time data,
and clear all data.
Highlight the Site box and press the
button. A virtual keyboard appears that you can use to enter a Site Name. Once
you have entered your title, highlight OK and press the
button.
Highlight the box beside System ID and press the
button. Change the number by highlighting it and using the Up
and Down arrow buttons to increase and decrease the number from 0 to 99.
NOTE: The System ID number is used to identify the unit when it is connected with other DVRs through the
RS485 port. You cannot use the same ID number for two or more DVRs that are in the same RS485
network. It is possible to have multiple DVRs with System ID 0 that are in the same area as long as they
are not part of an RS485 network. If this is the case, all will be controlled at the same time when using
the infrared remote control.
Highlight the box beside Language and press
button.
the desired language and press the
button. A drop-down menu displays the available languages. Highlight
The box beside Version displays the software version of the DVR.
To upgrade the software, connect a USB device containing the upgrade package file to the DVR. Highlight Upgrade…
and press the
button. The Upgrade screen appears. The screen displays the upgrade package file names that are
available. The “.rui” indicates that the file is for software upgrades and “.ofi” indicates that the file is for optical drive
firmware upgrades.
Select the desired file and press the
button. Highlighting the Install button and pressing the
button will install
the selected software package. Highlighting the Cancel button and pressing the
button will close the window without
upgrading the software. If the upgrade package file is not installed on the DVR properly, you will get an error message.
The system restarts automatically after completing the upgrade.
CAUTION: The USB device must be FAT16 or FAT32 format.
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You can import saved DVR settings or export the current DVR settings. To import saved DVR settings, connect the
USB device containing the setup file (.dat) to the DVR. Highlight Setup – Import… and press the
button. Select
the desired setup file and press the Import button to import the selected settings and change the DVR settings accordingly.
Highlight Include Network Setup and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, the network
settings will not be changed.
To export the current DVR settings, connect the USB device to the DVR. Highlight Setup – Export… and press the
button. Highlight the box beside File name and press the
button. A virtual keyboard allows you to enter the
file name. Selecting Export will save the current settings in .dat file format on the USB device.
NOTE: Even after changing the DVR settings by importing saved settings, the time-related settings (Date/Time,
Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time) will NOT be changed.
CAUTION: The USB device must be FAT16 or FAT32 format.
Highlight Show System Log… and press the
button to display the System Log.
The System Log screen lists system activities (up to 5,000 from the latest) that have occurred along with the time and
date. The icon will be displayed in the last column for system activities of the remote site. You can scroll through
the log pages by using the Up and Down arrows, or you can go directly to a log page by entering the log page number
button to exit the screen.
in the box at the bottom left of the screen. Highlight Close and press the
To export the system log information, connect the USB device to the DVR. Highlight Export… and press the
button.
Highlight the box beside File name and press the
button. A virtual keyboard allows you to enter the file name.
Selecting Export will save the log information in .txt file format on the USB device.
NOTE: When opening the saved .txt file, setting to the proper character encoding and using fixed width fonts
will be required to read the file properly.
Highlighting Clear All Data and pressing the
button will clear all video data. You will be asked to verify that you
wish to clear all data before the DVR erases the video data. Clear All Data will not clear the System Log.
Highlight System Shutdown and press the
or not you want to shut the system down.
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button. The Shutdown screen displays asking you to confirm whether
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After selecting Shutdown and pressing the
when it is safe to disconnect power.
button, a screen will appear telling you
Date/Time
Highlight Date/Time and press the
button, and the Date/Time setup screen appears.
Figure 9 : System – Date/Time setup screen.
Highlight the first box beside Date and press the
button. The individual sections of the date will highlight. Use
the Up and Down arrow buttons to change the number. Use the Left and Right arrow buttons to move between month,
date and year. Once you have the correct date, press the
button.
Highlight the Format box beside Date and press the
button to save your selected format.
the
button. Select from the three available date formats and press
Highlight the first box beside Time and press the
button. The individual sections of the time will highlight. Use
the Up and Down arrow buttons to change the number. Use the Left and Right arrow buttons to move between hour,
minutes and seconds. Once you have the correct time, press the
button.
Highlight the Format box beside Time and press the
button to save your selected format.
the
button. Select from the three available time formats and press
NOTE: The clock will not start running until you have highlighted Save and pressed the
Highlight the box beside Time Zone and press the
Highlight Use Daylight Saving Time and press the
button.
button. Select your time zone from the list and press the
button. Pressing the
button.
button toggles between On and Off.
Highlighting Time Sync.… and pressing the
button displays the Time Sync. screen. You can set up time
synchronization between the DVR and standard time servers that are available in most time zones and countries, or
between the DVR and another DVR.
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Highlight the box beside Automatic Sync. and press the
button. This toggles between On and Off.
Highlight the box beside Time Server and press the
button. A virtual keyboard appears that you can use to enter
the IP address or domain name of the time server. Highlighting allows you to select your time server from a list of
registered time servers.
NOTE: You can use the domain name instead of IP address if you already set up the DNS Server when setting
up the Network – IP Address.
Highlight the box beside Interval and press the
to 1 day at various time intervals.
button. Set the time interval for synchronization from 30 minutes
Last Sync-Time displays the last time the DVR was synchronized with the time server.
Highlight Run as Server and press the
button. Pressing the
On, the DVR you are setting up will run as a time server.
Highlighting Holiday… and pressing the
button toggles between On and Off. When it is
button displays the Holiday screen.
You can set up holidays by highlighting + and pressing the
date appears.
button. The current
Highlight the month and day and change them by using the Up and Down arrow
buttons. Press the
button to add the date. Dates can be deleted by highlighting
button.
the beside the date and pressing the
NOTE: Holidays that do not fall on the same date each year should be updated
once the current year’s holiday has passed.
User
Highlight User and press the
button. The User setup screen displays the authorized groups and users. You can add
and delete groups and users. When adding a group, you can assign authority levels to the group.
Figure 10 : System – User setup screen.
The +/– column is used to collapse and expand user groups. If there is a + or – in this column, it indicates the item is
a Group Name. If there is a – in front of the Group Name, it indicates that the group has been “expanded” and all of
the User Names within that group are displayed below the Group Name. If there is a + in front of the Group Name, it
indicates that the group has been “collapsed” and all of the User Names within that group are hidden. To collapse or
expand a group, highlight the +/– column in front of the desired group and press the
button.
Highlighting a Group Name and pressing the
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CAUTION: Write down the new password and save it in a secure place. If the password is forgotten,
the unit must be reset using the Factory Reset Button and all data settings will be lost.
Highlighting a User Name and pressing the
button allows you to add or change the password assigned to that user.
You can also change the group to which the user is assigned.
The column can be used to delete a User Name or an entire Group. If the is grayed out, that Group or User cannot
be deleted. Highlight the and press the
button. You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the User or
Group. To delete the User currently logged into the DVR on a local system or a PC running RAS, log the user out of
the system first and then delete the user.
To add a Group, highlight the + Group… box and press the
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to
enter the Group name. You can use up to 15 characters including spaces in the group name. Enter the name and assign
authority levels to the group.
Highlighting the Authority box and pressing the
button will toggle
between all authority levels being turned On and Off. Highlighting
button will
the individual authority level boxes and pressing the
toggle between that authority level being turned On and Off. The
authority levels that can be turned On and Off are:
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 Shutdown – The user can shut the system down on a local system.
 Upgrade – The user can upgrade the software on a local system or a PC
running RAS.
 Color Control – The user can control brightness, contrast, hue and saturation
for cameras on a local system or a PC running RAS.
 System Check – The user can view the remote system status or check
the remote system status as a batch process on a PC running RAS.
PTZ Control – The user can control the PTZ camera on a local system or a PC running RAS.
Alarm-Out Control – The user can reset the DVR’s outputs including the internal buzzer during an alarm by pressing the ALARM
button on a local system or alarm-out control button on a PC running RAS.
Covert Camera View – The user can view video from cameras set as Covert while in the Live Monitoring or Search mode on
a local system or a PC running RAS.
Search – The user can access the Search mode on a local system or a PC running RAS.
Clip-Copy – The user can copy video clips on a local system or a PC running RAS.
Setup – The user without Setup authority cannot establish any system settings excluding system shutdown and logout on a local
system or a PC running RAS.
System Time Change – The user can change the system date and time on a local system or a PC running RAS.
Data Clear – The user can clear all video data or format disks on a local system or a PC running RAS.
PTZ Setup – The user can establish all PTZ settings on a local system or a PC running RAS.
Alarm-Out Setup – The user can establish all Alarm-Out settings on a local system or a PC running RAS.
Covert Camera Setup – The user can establish all Covert Camera settings on a local system or a PC running RAS.
Record Setup – The user can establish all Record settings on a local system or a PC running RAS.
Setup Import – The user can import saved DVR settings from a local system or a PC running RAS.
Setup Export – The user can export the current DVR settings to a local system or a PC running RAS.
VNC Setup – The user can establish all VNC settings on a local system or a PC running RAS.
To add a User, highlight the + User… box and press the
button. A
virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the User Name. Enter the
name and assign the User to a Group and password. You can use camera
buttons 1 to 9 on the front panel to assign the password. The password
can be up to 8 digits. You will be asked to confirm the password.
NOTE: In addition to using the front panel buttons or the infrared remote control, you can use the virtual keyboard
button using the mouse (not supplied).
to assign the password. To display the virtual keyboard click the
Highlighting the box beside Auto Login allows you to select a User to be automatically logged in when the DVR is
powered up. It can also be set to never automatically login a user.
Highlighting the box beside Auto Logout allows you to select from a list of times that the user will be automatically
logged out. The options are: Never, 1 min., 3 min., 5 min., 10 min., 15 min., 20 min., 30 min. and 1 hr.
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Storage
Highlight Storage and press the
storage devices.
button. The Storage setup screen appears and displays information about the DVR’s
Figure 11 : System – Storage setup screen.
The information in the Type column describes the storage device.
The capacity of the storage device is displayed in the Capacity column.
The Format column displays whether the device is used for recording (Record), archiving (Archive) or not (Not Using).
Not formatted indicates the device is not formatted.
indicates when the device has temporary space set aside so
that video clips can be saved on a DVD RW.
Highlight the box in the Format column for the desired storage device and
button. You will be able to format the device for recording or
press the
archiving. When selecting Not Using from Use As and highlighting the
Format button, the device will not be used for either recording or archiving.
You can also set aside space to store temporary files for CD or DVD burning
by selecting Partition – CD/DVD Burn.
NOTE: The DVR does NOT support USB hard disk drives with a version lower than 2.0.
iSCSI devices cannot be formatted and used for archiving.
iSCSI and eSATA devices cannot be partitioned for CD or DVD burning.
The Information column displays whether the device is being used or not. Other indicates the device has been used
for another DVR.
Highlight the box in the Information column for the desired storage device and press the
to check the time information about recorded data.
button. You will be able
If you want to erase recorded data on the selected device,
highlight Clear and press the
button. You will be asked
whether or not you want to delete the data.
If you want to use a USB hard disk drive, highlight Use and
press the
button after connecting the device. Highlight
Don’t Use and press the
button if you want to stop using
the device.
CAUTION: Do NOT disconnect the USB cable or the power from the device while copying video clips.
If the USB cable is disconnected while copying video clips, archived data might be lost.
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Highlight the boxes beside Mirror and press the
button. The DVR can be set up to mirror Source disks to designated
Dest. (destination) disks selected from internal hard disk drives. Refer to the Chapter 4 – Disk Mirroring for further
information on setting up disk mirroring.
Monitoring
Highlight Monitoring and press the
button, and the Monitoring setup screen appears.
Figure 12 : System – Monitoring setup screen.
The DVR can be configured to run self-diagnostics and report the results.
Highlight the Settings box beside the desired event (System, Check Recording, Check Alarm-In, Disk Almost Full,
Disk Bad, or Disk Temperature), and press the
button.
Highlight the Settings box beside System and press the
button. You can select the interval that you want the DVR
to run self-diagnostics on the system. You can select from 1 hr. to 30 days or Never.
Highlight the Settings box beside Check Recording and press the
button. The Check Recording screen appears.
Highlighting Schedule On and pressing the
button toggles On and
Off. When set to On, you can select the day, time range and interval
that you want the DVR to run self-diagnostics on the recorder. The
Interval can be selectable from 1 min. to 7 days or Never. Highlight
the + and press the
button to add a schedule item. The box allows
you to delete a check recording schedule.
Highlight the Settings box beside Check Alarm-In and press the
button. You can select the interval that you want
the DVR to run self-diagnostics on Alarm Inputs. You can select from 1 hr. to 30 days or Never.
Highlight the Settings box beside Disk Almost Full, and press the
button. Select the percentage level of disk usage
at which you want the DVR to trigger an alert. Percentage levels range from 80% to 99%.
Highlight the Settings box beside Disk Bad, and press the
button. Select percentage level of bad disk sectors at
which you want the DVR to trigger an alert. Percentage levels range from 10% to 90%.
Highlight the Settings box beside Disk Temperature, and press the
button. Select the temperature of hard disk
drive at which you want the DVR to trigger an alert if the temperature exceeds the defined threshold. Refer to the hard
disk drive manufacturer’s documentation for the correct temperature setting.
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The DVR can be set to react to system events. Highlight the Actions box beside the desired event and press the
button. System events can be associated with an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s internal buzzer, and/or notify
a number of different devices.
NOTE: Alarm-Out action cannot be set to System and Panic Record events.
For the Notify action to work, the DVR should be registered in the RAS (Remote Administration System).
Recording Setup
General
Highlight General and press the
button, and the General setup screen appears.
Figure 13 : Record – General setup screen.
Highlighting Recycle and pressing the
button toggles between On and Off. In the Recycle mode, the DVR records
over the oldest video data once all available storage space has been used. When Recycle is turned off, the DVR stops
recording once all available storage space has been used.
Highlighting Use De-Interlace and pressing the
button toggles between On and Off. When set to On, the DVR
will turn the de-interlace filter on while recording video with Very High (D1) resolution.
NOTE: The video signal has a time difference of 1/60 second (1/50 second for PAL) between odd and even fields
because it is composed of 60 interlaced fields per second (50 fields for PAL). When recording video with
Very High (D1) resolution, video is made up of frame units combining two fields – one odd field and one
even field. This can cause horizontal scan lines or flashes in areas with motion because of the time
difference between the two fields. Turning on the de-interlace filter provides clearer video by eliminating
these horizontal scan lines and flashes.
Highlight the Event Record Dwell box and set the length of time you would like to record for the associated event.
You can set the dwell from 5 seconds to 15 minutes. Refer to Event Actions screen in this chapter for information
regarding event recording.
Highlight the slide bar beside Auto Deletion, and use the Left and Right arrow buttons or Up and Down arrow buttons
to adjust the length of time recorded data will be kept from 1 to 999 days. The DVR automatically deletes video recorded
earlier than the user-defined period under three conditions: at midnight, whenever the system reboots or whenever the
user changes the Auto Deletion settings. Selecting Never will disable the Auto Deletion function.
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Highlight the slide bar beside Limit Time-Lapse Recording, and use the Left and Right arrow buttons to adjust the
length of the maximum storage time for time-lapse recording from 1 to 99 days. The Limit Time-Lapse Recording
feature will function when the storage device has enough space to record video data longer than the preset period. When
this feature is On, the DVR records over the oldest “time-lapse” video once all available storage has been used in the
Recycle mode, so more event video can be saved. Selecting Never will disable the Limit Time-Lapse Recording function.
NOTE: When the storage device does not have enough space to record video data longer than the preset Limit
Time-Lapse Recording period, the DVR records over the oldest video data (time-lapse or event video)
as it would in the Recycle mode even if this feature is turned On.
The maximum storage time is only an estimate because the amount of space required to store video varies
depending on many factors such as motion and image complexity.
CAUTION: When more than one disk is installed in the unit, the DVR records video on the disks
sequentially based on time. And these sequentially recorded videos have the advantage
that you can search recorded video easily even though a disk is removed from the unit.
However, video recorded in the same time range might be saved on different disks by
channel and by the type of recording mode. Once the Limit Time-Lapse Recording is set
to On, the DVR will maintain this recording limitation even after disabling the function.
If you want the DVR to record video on the disks sequentially based on time again, you
must format all disks that are currently used for recording.
Highlighting Use Panic Recording and pressing the
button toggles between On and Off.
Highlight the Panic Recording – Duration box and set the duration of panic recording. Panic recording will stop
automatically after the preset duration as long as the PANIC button is not pressed to stop the panic recording. You can
set the dwell from 5 minutes to 1 hour. Select No Limit if you want to stop panic recording manually.
Highlighting the Panic Recording – ips and pressing the
button allows you to set the images per second for Panic
recording. You can select from 1.00 to 30.00 ips (25.00 ips PAL).
Highlighting the Panic Recording – Quality and pressing the
button allows you to set the recorded image quality
for Panic recording. You can select from: Very High, High, Standard and Basic.
Highlighting the Panic Recording – Resolution and pressing the
button allows you to set the recorded image
resolution for Panic recording. You can select from: Very High (D1), High (Half D1) and Standard (CIF).
Schedule
Highlight Schedule and press the
button, and the Schedule setup screen appears.
< Simple Mode >
< Advanced Mode >
Figure 14 : Record – Schedule setup screen.
You can program the DVR to record only during certain times based on time, day of the week, and holidays. The smallest
time segment you can use is 15 minutes.
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Highlighting Schedule On and pressing the
button toggles between On and Off. In the Schedule On mode, the
DVR records video based on the schedule established in the Schedule screen. When turning Schedule recording Off,
you will be asked to confirm your decision, and displays at the top-left corner of each camera screen. Panic recording
will function even when Schedule is turned off. displays during panic recording.
Highlight the Schedule Mode box and press the
button. You can select between Simple Mode and Advanced
Mode. Selecting Advanced Mode allows you to set up individual recording schedule for each event.
NOTE: Changing the schedule mode will reset all event and action statuses.
Highlight the + and press the
button to add a schedule item.
Highlight the box under the Day heading and press the
button to change the days that the scheduled recording will
take place. Choose from: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, M~F, Hol and All.
Highlight the box under the Range heading and press the
button to change the time range that the scheduled recording
will take place. The smallest time segment you can use is 15 minutes.
Highlight the box under the Mode heading and press the
button to change the recording mode that will be used.
Choose from: No Record, Time, Event and Time & Event. (Simple Mode Only)
When the DVR is in the No Record mode, it will not record during the preset day and time range as long as the PANIC
button is not pressed. Use the No Record mode when you do NOT want the DVR to record during certain times.
When the DVR is in the Time mode, the icon displays at the top-left corner of the screen. The DVR will record
and displays the icon at the top-left corner of the screen during the scheduled times.
When the DVR is in the Event mode, the red icon displays at the top-left corner of the screen. The DVR will record
and displays the icon at the top-left corner of the screen when any event occurs. When the DVR is in the Pre-Event
recoding mode, the yellow icon displays when there is no event, and the DVR is not recording. When the DVR is
in the Pre-Event mode, the red and display when any event occurs and the DVR starts recoding.
When the DVR is in the Time & Event mode, the DVR will follow the Time settings and the
top-left corner of the screen. The DVR follows the Event settings and the icon displays.
Highlight the box under the Channels heading and press the
Mode Only)
Highlight the box under the Settings heading and press the
icon displays at the
button to select which cameras will be recorded. (Simple
button to define the recording settings.
Figure 15 : Schedule – Settings (Advanced Mode) setup screen.
You can set the ips, Quality and Resolution (ips, Quality, Resolution and Dwell for Advanced Mode setup) of the recording
for any modes you set up in the Mode column. If you do not set the ips, Quality, Resolution and Dwell in the Settings
column, the DVR will follow the default settings. See below for details.
NOTE: The recording speed (ips), quality and resolution used by the network camera are the settings you set
in the camera not those set in the DVR.
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NOTE: Descriptions of the Record icons in the Type column are as follows:
Time-lapse (Time)
Alarm-In
Motion
Video Loss
Video Blind
Audio (Network Devices Only)
Trip-Zone (Network Devices Only)
Tampering (Network Devices Only)
Text-In
Channels that are not defined will use the setting values of the previous schedule item.
When multiple events are detected at the same time from a specific channel, the DVR will record event
video with the high setting values if the ips, Quality, Resolution and Dwell values of events are different
from each other. However, the ips will be reset to the supported maximum value when the ips, Quality,
Resolution and Dwell are all set to the highest value. (Advanced Mode Only).
When the ips, quality and resolution for the network video transmitter you set in the DVR are higher than
those you set in the network video transmitter, the DVR will record video using the settings in the network
video transmitter.
Depending on network conditions, the ips, quality and resolution for the network video transmitter (ips
for the network camera) may not be attainable.
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For network devices using the ONVIF Conformance Protocol, the DVR records using the profile settings
designated in the DVR preset profiles. You can designate which profile to use for recording when setting
up the network device. Refer to Camera – Network Camera setup screen in this chapter and Appendix –
Remote Setup of Network Devices for further information on setting up the network device.
The INIT (Integrated Network Installation Tool) program is provided with EVOnet products for remote
TM
configuration. For the remote configuration of network devices using the ONVIF Conformance Protocol,
refer to Appendix – Remote Setup of Network Devices.
CAUTION: When the network devices are connected, the recording speed might decrease and the
system performance might be affected if the recording speed (ips) is set to the highest
value.
Highlight the box under the heading and press the
confirm that you want to delete the settings.
Highlight Default… and press the
button to delete the recording settings. You will be asked to
button. The Default screen appears.
Highlighting boxes under ips and pressing the
button allows you to set the images per second for Time and Event
recording. You can select from 1.00 to 30.00 ips (25.00 ips PAL).
Highlighting boxes under Quality and pressing the
button allows you to set the recorded image quality for Time
and Event recording. You can select from: Very High, High, Standard and Basic.
Highlighting boxes under Resolution and pressing the
button allows you to set the recorded image resolution for
Time and Event recording. You can select from: Very High (D1), High (Half D1) and Standard (CIF).
Highlighting boxes under Dwell and pressing the
for the associated event. (Advanced Mode Only)
button allows you to set the length of time you would like to record
Pre-Event
Highlight Pre-Event and press the
button, and the Pre-Event setup screen appears. If you do not have Event set
up in the Record Schedule, a message will display alerting you to this fact.
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Figure 16 : Record – Pre-Event setup screen.
When the DVR is in the Event Record mode it is possible to have it record images before the event occurs. The Pre-Event
screen allows you to define how to handle pre-event recording.
You can turn individual cameras On or Off for pre-event recording. The image speed can be set from 1.00 to 30.00 ips
(25.00 ips PAL), image quality can be selectable from Very High, High, Standard and Basic, and image resolution
can be selectable from Very High (D1), High (Half D1) and Standard (CIF).
NOTE: Depending on network conditions, the ips, quality and resolution for the network video transmitter (ips
for the network camera) you set may not be attainable.
You can set the amount of time to record prior to the event by adjusting the Dwell. You can set the Dwell from 5 seconds
to 30 minutes. The longer the dwell set, the fewer maximum ips can be set.
NOTE: Depending on the ips, quality and resolution of recorded video, the pre-event Dwell you set may not be
attainable. (Network Camera Only)
When the DVR is in the Time or Time & Event mode, it ignores the pre-event settings and follows the time
settings.
Archive
Highlight Archive and press the
button, and the Archive setup screen appears.
Figure 17 : Record – Archive setup screen.
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Highlight Archive On and press the
button to toggle between On and Off.
NOTE: If you have not set up a storage device for archiving, a message appears notifying you of this.
Select the Days and Time Range you want archived.
You can accept the Archive Data Range by leaving the default checkmarks in the Last Archived and Continue boxes.
If you wish to enter specific times and dates in From and To, toggle the checkmarks Off and then enter the time and
date.
Highlight Recycle and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When Recycle is On and the storage device
is full, the newest archived video data will overwrite the oldest archived data. When Recycle is Off, the DVR will stop
archiving video data until more space is made available.
CAUTION: When the Recycle is On, changing the start date and time for archiving will delete all
archived data after the changed start date and time.
Network Setup
General
Highlight General and press the
button, and the General setup screen displays.
Figure 18 : Network – General setup screen.
You can limit the network bandwidth settings so that system does not consume too much network bandwidth. Highlight
the box beside Network Bandwidth Limit and press the Up and Down arrow buttons to set the desired maximum
bandwidth from 50Kbps to 1Gbps.
NOTE: When limiting the network bandwidth, the remote watch image on the PC running RAS or WebGuard might
not be displayed properly.
The DVR supports two-way audio communication between a local system and a PC running RAS. Highlighting the
box beside Remote Audio Channel and pressing the
button allows you to select the audio channel that sends audio
to the remote site. Selecting Select From RAS will send audio of the channel selected from RAS.
NOTE: Depending on network conditions, audio might be interrupted or out of synchronization during
transmission.
Highlight Use SSL for Transferring Data and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When it is On, the
security of data except video and audio transmitted for remote monitoring or remote recording can be enhanced by
using the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) authentication. When using the SSL function, the DVR cannot be connected
with a remote program or a network keyboard which does not support the SSL function.
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CAUTION: The remote connection will be disconnected temporarily after changing the SSL settings.
NOTE: This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit
(http://www.openssl.org/).
Highlight the first box beside Remote Watch – bps/ips. Press the Up and Down arrow buttons to set the Transfer
Speed from 50Kbps to 1Gbps.
Highlight the second box beside Remote Watch – bps/ips. You can select the unit of measure for the transfer speed
between: bps and ips. Press the
button to set the transfer speed.
Highlight the box beside Remote Watch – Quality and press the
button. You can select the Quality from: Very
High, High, Standard and Basic. Press the
button to set the Quality.
Highlight the box beside Remote Watch – Resolution and press the
button. You can select the Resolution from:
High (Half D1) and Standard (CIF). Press the
button to set the Resolution.
NOTE: The higher Quality and Resolution settings require higher Transfer Speed settings. The transfer speed
you set is the maximum speed. Depending on the network environment, this speed may not be achieved.
Highlight WebGuard – Use WebGuard Service and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. See Appendix
– WebGuard for detailed descriptions of the WebGuard service.
Highlight the box beside WebGuard – Port and press the
button. Set the port number used when accessing WebGuard
by using the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the numbers.
Highlight Use VNC (Virtual Network Computing) and press the
be able to change the settings if Use VNC is enabled.
button to toggle between On and Off. You will
NOTE: VNC service allows you to access the DVR and control it remotely using a PC or mobile devices via
Ethernet.
Highlight the box beside Port and press the
system administrator.
button. Set the port number of the VNC server obtained from your
Highlight the box beside Password and press the
password for VNC connection.
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the
NOTE: Up to three users at a time can access a DVR remotely via VNC service.
When controlling the DVR remotely using a keyboard, shortcut keys perform the following functions as
described below:
Key
Function
“←” or “h”
Pressing the “←” or “h” key moves to the left in the menu. It is the same as pressing the Left
arrow button on the front panel.
“→” or “l”
Pressing the “→” or “i” key moves to the right in the menu. It is the same as pressing the Right
arrow buttons on the front panel.
“↑ ” or “k”
Pressing the “↑ ” or “k” key moves up in the menu. It is the same as pressing the Up arrow
button on the front panel.
“↓ ” or “j”
Pressing the “↓ ” or “j" key moves down in the menu. It is the same as pressing the Down
arrow button on the front panel.
“m” or “” (Windows)
Pressing the “m” or “” key displays the Live Monitoring menu or Search menu on the screen.
It is the same as pressing the MENU button on the front panel.
“Enter” or “Return”
Pressing the “Enter” or “Return” key selects the highlighted item or completes an entry that
you have made during system setup. It is the same as pressing the
(Enter) button on the
front panel.
“d” or “PageUp” or
“PageDown”
Pressing the “d” or “PageUp” or “PageDown” key toggles between different display formats.
It is the same as pressing the DISPLAY button on the front panel.
“c” or “Home”
Pressing the “c” or “Home” key allows you to copy video clips. While in the playback mode,
it is the same as pressing and holding the MENU button on the front panel for three or more
seconds.
“F5”
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Pressing the “F5" key refreshes the current VNC screen.
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IP Address
Highlight IP Address and press the
button, and the IP Address setup screen displays.
Figure 19 : Network – IP Address (Manual) setup screen.
Highlight the box beside Type and press the
button. You can select the type of network configuration from: Manual,
DHCP and ADSL (with PPPoE). Select the desired type and press the
button.
Selecting Manual from the Type allows you to set up LAN parameters manually.
Change the numbers by highlighting them and using the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the number.
The factory default LAN settings are:
IP Address:
Gateway:
Subnet Mask:
192.168.1.129
192.168.1.254
255.255.255.0
NOTE: You will need to get the appropriate IP Address, Gateway and Subnet Mask from your network
administrator.
Highlight the box beside DNS Server. Press the Up and Down arrow buttons to set the IP address of the DNS server.
Highlight the Port Number Setup… box and press the
button. The Port Number Setup screen appears.
NOTE: You will need to get the appropriate Port Numbers for each RAS and WebGuard related program (Admin,
Callback, Watch and Search) from your network administrator.
Change the numbers by highlighting them and using the Up and Down
arrow buttons to increase or decrease the number. The factory default
Port settings are:
Remote Admin:
Remote Callback:
Remote Watch:
Remote Search:
8200
8201
8016
10019
NOTE: The system restarts automatically after changing the port settings.
Do NOT use the same port number for two different programs, otherwise, the DVR cannot be connected
with the PC running RAS or WebGuard.
CAUTION: When changing the port settings, you must change the port settings on the PC running
RAS as well. Refer to the RAS manual for details.
Highlight Use UPnP and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When it is On, port forwarding from the
NAT (Network Address Translation) device to the DVR will be enabled automatically via UPnP (Universal Plug and
Play) service. This function will be especially useful when accessing a port on a private IP address.
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NOTE: For the UPnP service to work, the NAT device should support the UPnP Port Forwarding function and
the function should be set to enabled.
You cannot change the port settings when Use UPnP is On.
Highlight the Status box and press the
service.
button to display the port numbers forwarded from the NAT device via UPnP
Selecting DHCP from the Type and highlighting Save button reads the current IP address of the DVR configured by
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) network.
Selecting ADSL (with PPPoE) allows you to set up the ADSL network.
Highlight the box beside ID and press the
connection.
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the ID for ADSL
Highlight the box beside Password and press the
password for ADSL connection.
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the
NOTE: Entering the ID and Password and highlighting OK reads the current IP address of the DVR configured
by the ADSL network.
If the DVR is configured for DHCP or an ADSL network, the IP address of the DVR might change whenever
the unit is turned on.
DVRNS
Highlight DVRNS and press the
button, and the DVRNS setup screen displays.
Figure 20 : Network – DVRNS setup screen.
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Highlight Use DVR Name Service and press the
button to toggle between On and Off.
NOTE: The DVRNS (DVR Name Service) allows the DVR to use Dynamic IP addresses for remote connection.
When this feature is On, you can access your DVR remotely using the DVR name instead of its IP address.
For the DVRNS feature, the DVR should be registered on the DVRNS server and the DNS server should
be configured during Network – IP Address setup.
Highlight the box beside DVRNS Server and press the
the IP address or domain name of the DVRNS server.
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter
NOTE: You will need to get the IP Address or domain name of the DVRNS Server from your network administrator.
You can use the domain name instead of IP address if you already set up the DNS Server when setting
up the Network – IP Address.
Highlight the box beside Port and press the
button. Set the port number of the DVRNS server using the Up and
Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the numbers.
Highlight Use NAT and press the
button to toggle between On and Off.
NOTE: When using the NAT (Network Address Translation) device, refer to the NAT manufacturer’s instructions
for the proper network settings.
Highlight the box beside DVR Name and press the
DVR name to be registered on the DVRNS server.
Highlight the Check box and press the
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the
button to check whether or not the name you entered can be used.
NOTE: The DVR name you entered should be checked by selecting Check, otherwise the DVRNS changes will
not be saved.
When entering no name or a name already registered on the DVRNS server, an error message displays.
Highlighting Save and pressing the
button registers the DVR on the DVRNS server. Proper DVRNS settings will
display the help desk information of the DVRNS server in the box beside Help Desk.
RTSP
Highlight RTSP and press the
button. The RTSP setup screen displays.
Figure 21 : Network – RTSP setup screen.
Highlight Enable RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol) and press the
will be able to change the settings if Enable RTSP is enabled.
Highlight the box beside RTSP Port and press the
your system administrator.
button to toggle between On and Off. You
button. Set the port number of the RTSP server obtained from
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Highlight the box beside RTP Start Port and press the
from your system administrator.
button. Set the start port number of the RTP server obtained
Highlight the box beside RTP End Port and press the
from your system administrator.
button. Set the end port number of the RTP server obtained
Highlight Use Mobile and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to on, you can access a remote
DVR using a Blackberry or other mobile devices.
NOTE: Selecting Use Mobile sets the WebGuard service to be enabled automatically regardless of your WebGuard
settings.
When using NAT (Network Address Translation) or firewall services, opening all UDP ports allows you
to access a DVR using Blackberry and Android devices.
You can access a remote DVR and monitor live video images using media players, such as VLC Player,
supporting RTSP service. Start the media player on your local PC and enter “rtsp://ID:[email protected]
address:RTSP port number/track ID=‘channel number’”, or start Internet Explorer on your Blackberry
or other mobile devices and enter “http://IP address:Webguard port number/”.
Some media players might play video properly depending on network conditions.
RTSP service might not be supported, depending on the type of media player.
Notification
Highlight Notification and press the
button. The Notification setup screen displays.
Figure 22 : Network – Notification setup screen.
button to add a schedule. Highlighting
You can add and edit notification schedules. Highlight the + and press the
the boxes under the Column heading and pressing the
button allows you to edit the information in those boxes.
The Day box allows you to select the days that the notification schedule will be active. The choices are: Sun, Mon,
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, M~F, Hol and All.
The Range box allows you to set the time that the notification schedule will be active in 15-minute increments from
00:00 to 24:00.
Highlight the desired box under the Notify heading, and press the
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You can toggle the entire list On and Off by highlighting Notification and
pressing the
button. You can toggle the individual items On and Off by
highlighting that item and pressing the
button. Highlight OK and press
button to accept your changes.
the
NOTE: For the Notify action, the notify item you select should be enabled
in the Notification setup screen and the DVR should be registered
in the RAS (Remote Administration System).
Highlight the box beside Summary Email Interval and select the interval that you want the DVR to send a summary
email. The DVR will send an email containing a summary of events detected during the preset interval.
Highlight Callback – Setup and press the
button, and the Callback screen appears. The DVR can be set up to contact
a computer running RAS (Remote Administration System) when an event occurs.
Highlight the box under the No. heading and press the
button to toggle between On
and Off. You will only be able to change the IP addresses if No. is enabled.
Highlight the IP Address box that you want to change and press the
button. Use
the arrow buttons to enter the IP address of the computer you want contacted during an
event. You can enter up to five IP addresses.
Highlight the box beside Retry and enter the number of times you would like the DVR
to try contacting the computer. You can select from 1 to 10 retries.
Highlight Mail – Setup and press the
when an event occurs.
button, and the Mail screen appears. The DVR can be set up to send an email
The Mail account can be turned On or Off by highlighting
the boxes under the No. heading and pressing the
button.
Highlight the + and press the
recipient.
button to add a mail
Highlight the first box under Recipient and press the
button. A virtual
keyboard appears that you can use to enter the recipient’s e-mail address.
Highlight the second box under Recipient and press the
button. You
can select between Manual and listed SMTP mail server providers.
NOTE: The e-mail address must include the “@” character to be a valid address.
Highlight the box under the heading and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. The DVR will clip an
event detected video segment and attach it to an email when the box is turned On.
NOTE: Attaching a video clip to an email will not be available for the Text-In event.
Highlight SMTP Setup and press the
button. The SMTP Setup screen appears.
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Highlight the box beside Type and press the
button. You can select between
Manual and listed SMTP mail server providers.
Highlight the box beside SMTP Server and press the
button. A virtual keyboard
appears that you can use to enter the IP address or domain name of the SMTP server.
NOTE: You will need to get the IP Address or domain name of the SMTP Server
from your network administrator.
NOTE: You can use the domain name instead of IP address if you already
set up the DNS Server when setting up the Network – IP Address.
Highlight the box beside Port and press the
button. Use the arrow buttons to enter the SMTP Server port number
obtained from your system administrator. The default port number is 25.
Highlight Use SSL/TLS and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When it is On, the DVR can send an
email via an SMTP server requiring SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) authentication.
Highlight the box beside Authentication and press the
button. An
Authentication screen appears. Highlight Use and press the
button
to toggle between On and Off. Highlight the box beside User/Password
and press the
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to
enter the user ID and password.
NOTE: In addition to using the front panel buttons or the infrared remote control, you can use the virtual keyboard
button using the mouse (not supplied).
to assign the password. To display the virtual keyboard click the
This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit
(http://www.openssl.org/).
Highlight the box beside Sender and enter the sender’s e-mail address. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the e-mail
address.
NOTE: The e-mail address must include the “@” character to be a valid address.
Highlight the Test box and press the
button to test emailing with the current settings you made.
Highlight SNS – Setup and press the
button, and the SNS screen appears. The DVR can be set up to post a message
via SNS (Social Network Service) when an event occurs.
You can add and edit the SNS account on this screen. The SNS
account can be turned On or Off by highlighting the boxes under
the No. heading and pressing the
button.
To add an SNS account, highlight the + and press the
button. Highlight the box beside
Type and press the
button. Selecting TWITTER from the Type allows you to post
a tweet on Twitter when an event occurs.
Highlight the box beside User Name/Password and press the
button. A virtual
keyboard appears allowing you to enter the user name and password.
The SNS accounts can be deleted by highlighting the
beside the account and pressing the
NOTE: Posting a tweet might fail because of Twitter limitations.
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iSCSI
Highlight iSCSI and press the
button. The iSCSI setup screen displays.
Figure 23 : Network – iSCSI setup screen.
Highlight Use iSCSI and press the
button to toggle between On and Off.
Highlight the DVR – Initiator Address box and press the
DVR.
button. Use the arrow buttons to enter the IP address of
NOTE: You will need to get the IP address from your network administrator.
Do NOT use the same IP address for the Initiator Address set here and IP address set during Network –
IP Address setup, otherwise the iSCSI changes will not be saved.
Highlight the DVR – Initiator Node Name box and press the
enter the DVR name to be registered on the iSCSI device.
Highlight the iSCSI – Target Address box and press the
the iSCSI device that you are connecting to the DVR.
Highlight the iSCSI – Target Port box and press the
the iSCSI device that you are connecting to the DVR.
Highlight the iSCSI – Target Nodes box and press the
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to
button. Use the arrow buttons to enter the IP address of
button. Use the arrow buttons to enter the port number of
button, and the Target Nodes screen appears.
Highlight Discover and press the
button. Proper iSCSI settings will display the list of iSCSI hard disk drives currently
connected to the DVR in the Target Node Name list, and selecting a specific device from the list displays its full name
in the Full Node Name box. Selecting a desired device and selecting OK allows you to use the selected device for
recording.
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Highlight the box beside iSCSI – CHAP Authentication and press the
button. An Authentication screen appears.
Highlight Use and press the
button to toggle between On and Off.
Highlight the box beside User/Password and press the
button.
A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the user ID and
password.
NOTE: Setting up the Authentication will be required to access the iSCSI device that uses the CHAP Authentication
function.
The box beside Session displays the current connection status between the DVR and iSCSI device.
NOTE: The system restarts automatically after changing the iSCSI settings.
When using an iSCSI device, refer to the device manufacturer’s instructions for proper settings.
Recorded video and audio on an iSCSI device might play properly depending on network conditions.
CAUTION: The iSCSI device should be connected directly to the iSCSI connector on the rear panel
of the DVR.
Event Setup
Motion
Highlight Motion and press the
button, and the Motion setup screen appears. (Local Cameras Only)
Figure 24 : Event – Motion setup screen.
Your DVR has built-in video motion detection. Video motion detection can be turned On or Off for each camera.
Highlighting the box under the Sensitivity heading and pressing the
button
allows you to adjust the DVR’s sensitivity to motion for Daytime and Nighttime
independently. There are five settings with 1 being the least sensitive and 5
being the most sensitive.
You can define the area of the image where you want to detect motion; e.g., a doorway. Highlight the box under the
Zone heading, and press the
button. The Motion Detection Zone screen displays.
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The Motion Detection Zone screen is laid over the video for the selected
camera. You can set up motion detection zones by selecting or clearing
blocks.
NOTE: You can set up motion zones one block at a time in groups of 8
individual block groups. A block group is positioned within the
image area using the Up and Down arrow buttons, and individual
blocks within the block groups are selected or cleared using the
camera buttons.
Press the
button to display the menu screen. The menu on the setup screen has the following functions:
Select — Activates highlighted blocks to detect motion.
Clear — Deactivates highlighted blocks so that they will not detect motion.
Reverse — Activates inactive highlighted blocks and deactivates active highlighted blocks.
Select All — Activates all blocks to detect motion.
Clear All — Deactivates all blocks so that they will not detect motion.
Reverse All — Activates inactive blocks and deactivates active blocks.
Zone View — Displays any detected motion within the zone in red.
OK — Accepts changes and closes Zone setup.
Cancel — Exits Zone setup without saving changes.
NOTE: Displaying the detection zone is supported only in the HD display mode.
You can adjust the minimum number of detection blocks that must be
activated to trigger a motion alarm. Highlighting the box under the Min.
Blocks heading and pressing the
button allows you to adjust the minimum
number of detection blocks for Daytime and Nighttime independently.
Smaller numbers provide greater sensitivity because fewer detection blocks
must be activated.
Highlight the box under the Actions and press the
button. The DVR can be set to react to motion detection differently
for each camera. Each camera can be associated with another camera, trigger an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s
internal buzzer, notify a number of different devices, move PTZ cameras to preset positions, and/or display a camera
on a SPOT monitor.
You can control excessive event logging and remote notification of motions detected after the motion dwell time by
adjusting the motion ignoring dwell intervals. Highlight the box beside Motion Ignoring Interval and press the
button. A list of intervals ranging from 1 to 5 seconds or Never appears. The DVR will not log and notify motion events
occurred during the preset interval range.
NOTE: The record action for motion events will not be affected by the Motion Ignoring function.
Highlighting Daytime Setup and pressing the
button allows you to set up the Daytime range.
Highlight the box beside Daytime and press the
button. Use the
Up and Down arrow buttons to set the Daytime range. The DVR will
consider the remaining time range as the Nighttime.
Alarm-In
Highlight Alarm-In and press the
button, and the Alarm-In setup screen appears. (Local Cameras Only)
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Figure 25 : Event – Alarm-In setup screen.
The alarm terminal strip on the back of the DVR has inputs associated with each alarm. You can set up each input on
the Alarm-In screen. You can turn each input On or Off by highlighting the alarm number and pressing the
button.
Each input can be given a title. Highlight the desired Title box and press the
allowing you to enter a title name.
button. A virtual keyboard appears
Each input can be set as NO (normally open) or NC (normally closed).
Highlight the box under the Actions and press the
button. You can set the actions the DVR will take whenever it
senses an input on one of its alarm input connectors. Alarm input can be associated with cameras, trigger an Alarm-Out
connector, sound the DVR’s internal buzzer, notify a number of different devices, move PTZ cameras to preset positions,
and/or display a camera on a SPOT monitor.
You can set up the DVR to start panic recording whenever it senses an input on one of its alarm input connectors. Highlight
the box beside Panic Record and press the
button. A list of Alarm Inputs appears, and you can select which alarm
input you want associated with panic recording. The DVR will continue panic recording until an input on the selected
alarm input is released as long as the PANIC button is not pressed to stop the panic recording.
Video Loss
Highlight Video Loss and press the
button, and the Video Loss setup screen appears. (Local Cameras Only)
Figure 26 : Event – Video Loss setup screen.
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Highlight the box under the Actions and press the
button. The DVR can be set to react to video loss differently for
each camera. Each camera can be associated with another camera, trigger an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s
internal buzzer, notify a number of different devices, move PTZ cameras to preset positions, and/or display a camera
on a SPOT monitor.
The DVR checks to see if anything is obscuring the camera. Highlight the box beside Check Obscuration, and press
the
button. A list of sensitivity ranging from 1 to 10 or Never appears. The sensitivity can be set from Never to
10 (extremely sensitive).
Highlighting the box beside Video Loss Interval and pressing the
button allows you to set the duration of a signal
loss before the DVR will report a Video Loss. The DVR will not consider any signal loss from a camera to be a Video
Loss if the detected signal loss is shorter than the preset interval.
Video Blind
Highlight Video Blind and press the
button, and the Video Blind setup screen appears. The DVR checks to see if
anything is blinding a camera. (Local Cameras Only)
Figure 27 : Event – Video Blind setup screen.
You can turn individual cameras On or Off for video blind detection by highlighting the camera number and pressing the
button.
Highlighting the box under the Sensitivity heading
allows you to adjust the DVR’s sensitivity to video blind
from 1 (least sensitive) to 10 (most sensitive).
NOTE: Video blind might NOT be detected for a camera with a very noisy image especially when set for low
sensitivity values.
Highlighting the box under the Activation Time heading allows you to set the duration before the DVR will report a
Video Blind. The DVR will not consider any blinded camera to be a Video Blind if the detected blindness is less than
the Activation Time set on this screen.
Highlight the box under the Actions and press the
button. The DVR can be set to react to video blind differently
for each camera. Each camera can be associated with another camera, trigger an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s
internal buzzer, notify a number of different devices, move PTZ cameras to preset positions, and/or display a camera
on a SPOT monitor.
Highlight Use Ignoring Time and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to On, the DVR will
ignore video blind events occurred during the preset period. Highlighting Time Setup and press the
button allows
you to set up event ignoring time.
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Text-In
Highlight Text-In and press the
button, and the Text-In setup screen appears. (Local Cameras Only)
Figure 28 : Event – Text-In setup screen.
The DVR can be set to react to text input from devices such as ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) and POS (Point
of Sale; i.e., cash registers). This screen allows you to configure the DVR for each text-in device.
Highlight the box under the Setup heading, and press the
button. Selecting the Setup heading changes all the
parameters excluding Port settings of all the text input channels.
NOTE: The system performance might be affected when a large quantity of text inputs are detected from several
channels at the same time.
Figure 29 : Text-In Device screen.
Highlight the box beside Port, and press the
(1~16).
button. Select from None, RS232, RS485, USB-Serial (1~8) and LAN
NOTE: If you have set the Port as None, you will not be able to make any changes to the screen.
When using the USB to serial text-in device, do NOT remove the USB cable from the port while the system
is running.
Highlight Setup…, and press the
button. Use the ATM or POS manufacturer’s recommended settings when configuring
the RS232, RS485, USB-Serial or LAN ports.
Highlight the box beside Text-In Product, and press the
button. Select your device from the list.
NOTE: The following description is for a Generic Text Device. The screen changes for different types of text
input devices, and there will be different parameter boxes for you to enter information.
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Highlight the box beside Transaction Start, and press the
button. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the Transaction
Start string. Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for the text string that the device first sends when a
transaction starts.
If you want the DVR to react to any character sent from the text input device, you will want to turn On Any Character.
Highlight Any Character, and press the
button to toggle between On and Off.
NOTE: If Any Character is turned On, you will not be able to enter any text in the Transaction Start box.
Highlight the box beside Transaction End, and press the
button. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the Transaction
End string. Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for the text string that the device sends when a transaction
ends.
Highlight the more line(s) box, and press the
button. Select the number of additional lines of text that you want
the DVR to record. You can choose from 0 to 10.
Highlight the box beside Line Delimiter, and press the
button. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the character(s)
that the device uses to indicate the end of a line. Special characters can be created using ^ and a capital letter; e.g., ^J
for NL (New Line), ^M for CR (Carriage Return). Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for Line Delimiter
character(s).
Highlight the box beside Ignore String, and press the
button. Use the virtual keyboard to enter any strings of text
that you want the DVR to ignore. Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for text strings that the device
sends during transactions, so you will know which ones you do not want recorded.
Highlight the Case Sensitive box, and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. Refer to the device
manufacturer’s documentation to determine if the text strings are Case Sensitive. If the device distinguishes between
upper and lower case letters, make certain the Case Sensitive box is turned On.
Highlight the box beside Time Out, and press the
button. Set the length of time to wait for the new text string. The
DVR will consider a transaction complete if no new text strings are entered between the last text input and the dwell
time out. You can adjust the Time Out dwell from 5 seconds to 15 minutes.
Highlight the box under the Actions and press the
button. The DVR can be set to react to text input. Text input
can be associated with cameras, trigger an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s internal buzzer, notify a number
of different devices, move PTZ cameras to preset positions, and/or display a camera on a SPOT monitor.
Network
Highlight Network and press the
button, and the Network setup screen appears. (Network Devices Only)
Figure 30 : Event – Network setup screen.
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Highlighting the box under the Event and pressing the
channel that you selected.
button displays events that occurred on the network device
NOTE: Displaying events is supported when the network device is networked with the DVR.
Highlighting the box under the Use and pressing the
button turns each selected event On and Off.
Highlighting the box under the Actions and pressing the
button selects how the DVR reacts to network devices
events. The network devices events can be associated with cameras, trigger an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s
internal buzzer, notify a number of different devices, move PTZ cameras to preset positions, and/or display associated
local cameras on a SPOT monitor.
NOTE: For the event detection and action to work, the event-related settings for network devices should set
properly.
Device Setup
Local Audio
Highlight Local Audio and press the
button, and the Local Audio setup screen appears.
Figure 31 : Device – Local Audio setup screen.
button. A list of local
The DVR can record up to 16 audio inputs. Highlight the box beside the input and press the
cameras appears, and you can select which camera you want associated with that audio input.
Network Audio
Highlight Network Audio and press the
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Figure 32 : Device – Network Audio setup screen.
Highlight the box beside the network device input and press the
button. A list of local audio channels appears, and
you can select which audio channel you want associated with that network device input. Audio of the selected channel
will be sent to the network device that is associated with.
Alarm-Out
Highlight Alarm-Out and press the
button. The Alarm-Out screen allows you to change the settings and establish
a schedule for each alarm output from the DVR.
Figure 33 : Device – Alarm-Out setup screen.
Highlighting the box beside Dwell Time and pressing the
Dwell times range from 5 seconds to 15 minutes.
button allows you to set the dwell time of the alarm output.
Each alarm output can be given its own title by highlighting Title… and pressing the
appears allowing you to enter the title.
button. A virtual keyboard
You can add and edit alarm output schedules. Highlight the + and press the
button to add a schedule. Highlighting
the boxes under the Column heading and pressing the
button allows you to edit the information in those boxes.
Highlighting the boxes under the Day box and pressing the
button allows you to select the days that the alarm schedule
will be active. The choices are: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, M~F, Hol and All.
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Highlighting the boxes under the Range box and pressing the
will be active in 15-minute increments from 00:00 to 24:00.
button allows you to set the time that the alarm schedule
Highlighting the boxes under the Mode box and pressing the
button allows you to set how the alarm reacts during
the scheduled time. When set to On, the Alarm-Out is active during the scheduled time. When set to Event, the
Alarm-Out is only active when there is an Event during the scheduled time.
Highlighting the boxes under the Channels box and pressing the
be active. You can also select the DVR’s internal buzzer.
button allows you to set which alarm outputs will
The box allows you to delete an alarm output schedule. You will be asked to confirm whether or not you really wish
to delete the schedule.
Remote Control
Highlight Remote Control and press the
button. The Remote Control setup screen allows you to select a port and
make correct settings for a remote keyboard.
Figure 34 : Device – Remote Control setup screen.
Highlight the box beside Port and select from None, RS232 and RS485. If the RS232 port and RS485 port are in use
for PTZ control, networking or text input, the remote keyboard cannot be configured.
Highlight Setup… and select the correct Baud Rate, Parity, Data Bits and Stop Bits for the device you are connecting
to the DVR.
Highlight the box beside Remote Control Product and select the device from the list.
Display Setup
OSD
Highlight OSD and press the
the monitor.
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button. The OSD screen allows you to select what information will be displayed on
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Figure 35 : Display – OSD setup screen.
Highlighting an item and pressing the
button toggles that item On and Off. When an item is On, there is a checkmark
in the box beside it. The following items can be turned On or Off:
 Remote Control – The icon
displays when the DVR can be controlled by the infrared remote control.
displays on the enlarged video.
 Zoom – The icon
displays on each camera
displays when the unit is connected to a network via Ethernet. The icon
 Network – The icon
displays when VNC
when audio communication is available between the DVR and a PC running RAS via Ethernet. The icon
service is running.
displays while in the Freeze mode, and the
displays while in the Sequence mode.
 Freeze & Sequence – The icon
 Screen Group – The number of screen group displays when the DVR is not in the 4x4 display mode of the 16-channel DVR,
and 3x3 mode of the 8-channel DVR.
 Free Space – The icon
displays when the DVR is in the Recycle mode, and the percentage of available storage space displays
when the DVR is not in the Recycle mode.
displays when the DVR is archiving recorded data.
 Archive – The icon
displays when the DVR is disk mirroring.
 Mirror – The icon
 Date/Time – The current date and time information displays.
 User Name – The name of the current user logged in displays.
 Background Panel – The background panel at the bottom of the screen displays in black.
 Camera No. – The camera number displays at the top-left corner of each camera screen.
 Camera Title – The camera title displays at the top-left corner of each camera screen.
 Record – The record related icons display on each camera screen.
displays on each camera screen for which the DVR can play live audio.
 Audio – The icon
 PTZ – The icon displays on each PTZ camera screen.
 Text-In – The text input strings display on the screen. You can adjust the Display Dwell time (sec.) for the text input strings displayed
on the screen.
 Not Connected Reason – The error code displays on the associated camera screen when the network device is not connected
properly. Refer to Appendix – Error Code Notices for error code information.
You can adjust the transparency of the setup screens by highlighting Transparency and using the Left and Right arrow
buttons.
Highlighting OSD Margin… and pressing the
button displays how OSD text will be
displayed on the monitor. You can adjust the horizontal and vertical margins so that text
and icons will not be hidden beyond the edges of the monitor.
NOTE: Adjusting the OSD margin is supported only in the SD display mode.
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Primary Monitor
Highlight Primary Monitor and press the
button, and the Primary Monitor setup screen appears.
Figure 36 : Display – Primary Monitor setup screen.
Highlight the box beside Mode and press the
button. You can select between Full Sequence and Cameo Sequence.
Pressing the SEQUENCE button on the remote control or selecting
(Sequence) in the Live Monitoring menu causes
the DVR to sequence cameras, and the DVR can sequence cameras in two modes: “Full” and “Cameo”. In the Full
mode, the DVR sequences through the cameras and displays them full screen. In the Cameo mode, the bottom right
window in a multi-screen format sequences through the cameras.
NOTE: Any cameras that are Off, have lost video or are set to Covert (unless the user has authority to view covert
cameras) will be excluded from the Cameo sequence.
You can define the screen layout in a variety of formats and set the DVR to sequence through the different screen layouts
(pages) so that all the cameras will be displayed. You can also set up the DVR to display one camera or a group of
cameras all the time while cycling through the remaining cameras in a “cameo” window. This can be done with one
camera displayed full screen while displaying the cameras in a grid pattern with the bottom right window as the cameo.
NOTE: Sequence cannot be used in the 4x4 display mode.
You can adjust the display dwell time by highlighting the box beside Interval and pressing the
select dwell intervals ranging from 3 seconds to 2 minutes.
button. You can
Highlight the box beside Event Monitoring and press the
button. You can select the event monitoring mode from
None, Local Camera and Network Camera. Selecting Local Camera displays local cameras associated with the
event, and selecting Network Camera displays network cameras associated with the event.
NOTE: “Network Camera” includes both network cameras and network video transmitters.
Displaying cameras associated with the event from both local cameras and network devices at the same
time is not supported.
Highlight the box beside Resolution and press the
button. You can select from 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x900,
1680x1050 and 1920x1080 for NTSC video, and 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x900, 1680x1050 and 1920x1080 (@
60Hz or 50Hz) for PAL video.
Highlight the box beside Set Resolution to Manual Mode and press the
button. Pressing the
button toggles
between On and Off. When it is On, you can set the resolution manually regardless of the resolution supported by the
monitor.
Highlight the box beside Hide Unsupported Resolution and press the
button. Pressing the
button toggles between
On and Off. When it is On, the unsupported resolution on the connected monitor will not be shown.
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NOTE: When selecting unsupported resolution, video might NOT be displayed on the monitor screen. In this
case, pressing the DISPLAY button for more than five seconds will change to the different frequency (Hz)
resolution or restart the system and display video with the maximum resolution supported on the monitor.
Highlight Fit To Screen and press the
button. Pressing the
the DVR will resize video to fit the primary monitor screen.
button toggles between On and Off. When it is On,
Highlight the box beside Apply Monitor Information and press the
button. Pressing the
button toggles between
On and Off. When it is On, the DVR will provide clearer display by applying the monitor information.
Highlight the box beside HDMI Mode and press the
button. Pressing the
When it is On, the DVR will optimize the HDMI video out.
button toggles between On and Off.
NOTE: The system restarts automatically after changing the resolution settings. If the system restarts when
the monitor is not connected, the resolution will be set to [email protected] as default without saving
your changes.
When the individual primary monitors are connected to the HDMI and VGA connectors for simultaneous
operation, it is recommended to use monitors supported with the same resolution. If monitors unsupported
with the same resolution are connected, video might not be displayed on either of the two monitors.
Secondary Monitor
Highlight Secondary Monitor and press the
button, and the Secondary Monitor setup screen appears.
Figure 37 : Display – Secondary Monitor setup screen.
Highlight the box beside Mode and press the
button. You can select between Full Sequence and Cameo Sequence.
Pressing the SEQUENCE button on the remote control or selecting
(Sequence) in the Live Monitoring menu causes
the DVR to sequence cameras, and the DVR can sequence cameras in two modes: “Full” and “Cameo”. In the Full
mode, the DVR sequences through the cameras and displays them full screen. In the Cameo mode, the bottom right
window in a multi-screen format sequences through the cameras.
NOTE: Any cameras that are Off, have lost video or are set to Covert (unless the user has authority to view covert
cameras) will be excluded from the Cameo sequence.
You can define the screen layout in a variety of formats and set the DVR to sequence through the different screen layouts
(pages) so that all the cameras will be displayed. You can also set up the DVR to display one camera or a group of
cameras all the time while cycling through the remaining cameras in a “cameo” window. This can be done with one
camera displayed full screen while displaying the cameras in a grid pattern with the bottom right window as the cameo.
NOTE: Sequence cannot be used in the 4x4 display mode.
You can adjust the display dwell time by highlighting the box beside Interval and pressing the
select dwell intervals ranging from 3 seconds to 2 minutes.
button. You can
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NOTE: Monitoring and playing back video from network devices is not supported on the secondary monitor.
Spot Monitor
Highlight Spot Monitor and press the
button, and the Spot Monitor setup screen appears.
Figure 38 : Display – Spot Monitor setup screen.
Highlight the box in the Channels column and press the
button.
You can define which cameras display sequentially
on the Spot Monitor when in the single-screen display
format. Highlighting the box under the Camera and
button toggles between On and Off.
pressing the
You can adjust the display dwell time by highlighting
the box under the Dwell and pressing the
button.
You can select dwell intervals ranging from 1 to 20
seconds.
Pressing the SEQUENCE button on the remote control or selecting
the DVR to sequence cameras.
(Sequence) in the Live Monitoring menu causes
NOTE: Sequence cannot be used in the 4x4 display mode.
Monitoring and playing back video from network devices is not supported on the SPOT monitor.
Status Setup
Event
Highlight Event and press the
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Figure 39 : Status – Event setup screen.
The Event Status screen displays the status of the DVR’s systems and inputs. Events will be highlighted, and related
channels or events will flicker for five seconds when detected.
(Alarm-In), (Motion),
(Video Loss),
(Video Blind) and
(Text-In) will be highlighted when each
event is detected based on the settings you made in the Alarm-In, Motion, Video Loss, Video Blind and Text-In setup
(Tampering) will be highlighted when each event is
screen on the Event menu. (Audio), (Trip-Zone) and
detected based on the settings you made in the Network setup screen on the Event menu.
(Check Alarm-In) and Check Recording will be highlighted when each event is detected based on the settings
you made in the Monitoring setup screen on the System menu.
Panic Record will be highlighted while the DVR is in the panic recording mode.
Disk Almost Full will be highlighted when the DVR is not in the Recycle mode and the level of disk usage reaches
the Disk Almost Full percentage you made in the System Event setup screen on the Event menu. Disk Full will be
highlighted when the DVR is not in the Recycle mode and all available storage space has been used.
Fan Error will be highlighted when the cooling fan to the left of the power cord on the rear panel is not working for
more than four seconds.
eSATA/iSCSI Disconnected will be highlighted when the eSATA or iSCSI device is disconnected.
Storage
Highlight Storage and press the
button, and the Storage setup screen appears.
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Figure 40 : Status – Storage setup screen.
The Type column displays the type of storage device.
The Disk Bad column displays the percentage of bad sectors. Not formatted indicates the device is not formatted.
The Temperature column displays the temperature of the storage device.
The S.M.A.R.T. column displays “Good”, “Bad” or “N/A”, depending on storage conditions.
 Good – The storage condition is normal.
 Bad – Data cannot be written on or read from the storage device.
 N/A – Storage conditions are normal, however, the S.M.A.R.T. monitoring is not working or supported.
NOTE: When the storage condition is “Bad”, the Event Status – Storage screen displays and you can check
the storage condition for details. Once the “Bad” message displays, replacing the hard disk drive is
recommended, usually within 24 hours.
Temperature and S.M.A.R.T. information will be available only for internal hard disk drives supporting
the SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) monitoring program.
The box beside Recorded Data – From / To displays the time information of recorded data.
Camera Setup
General
Highlight General and press the
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button, and the General setup screen appears. (Local Cameras Only)
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Figure 41 : Camera – General setup screen.
You can turn the camera number On or Off, and you can change the Title of each camera using the virtual keyboard.
You can also determine which cameras will display on the monitors by selecting Normal, Covert 1 or Covert 2 from
a drop-down list in the Use column.
NOTE: When selecting the Covert 1, the DVR displays the camera title and status icons on the covert video. When
selecting the Covert 2, the DVR displays only camera title on the covert video.
A user who does not have Covert Camera View authority cannot view video from cameras set to Covert
1 or Covert 2 in both the live monitoring and playback modes.
PTZ
Highlight PTZ and press the
button, and the PTZ setup screen appears. (Local Cameras Only)
Figure 42 : Camera – PTZ setup screen.
NOTE: You will only be able to set up PTZ devices if the PTZ port is set to RS232 or RS485.
Highlight the box in the Product column for the PTZ camera you wish to configure
button. A list of PTZ devices appears. Select your camera
and press the
button. You will need to connect the camera to
from the list and press the
the RS232 or RS485 connector on the back of the DVR following the camera
manufacturer’s instructions.
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You can assign IDs to each camera by highlighting the box under the ID heading and pressing the
button. Change
the number by highlighting it and using the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase and decrease the number. The
PTZ ID number can be set from 0 to 256.
Highlight the Setup… box and press the
button. The Port Setup window appears.
Configure the port’s setting based on the PTZ camera manufacturer’s instructions.
Network Camera
Highlight Network Camera and press the
Only)
button, and the Network Camera setup screen appears. (Network Devices
NOTE: “Network Camera” includes both network cameras and network video transmitters.
Figure 43 : Camera – Network Camera setup screen.
Highlight the Scan… box and press the
button, and the Device Scan setup screen appears.
Highlighting the box beside Protocol and pressing the
you want to search.
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button allows you to select the protocol of the network device
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NOTE: Some of event related functions may not be supported for network devices that use other protocols except
SiRiS, and some other functions may not be supported depending on the settings of the device. Detecting
video loss will be supported for all network devices regardless of their protocol.
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Refer to the network device manufacturer’s instructions about enabling the ONVIF
in the device, as procedures may differ for each model.
Conformance protocol
Highlight the box beside Mode, and press the
button. You can select the scan mode from: Auto Scan (LAN), IP
button.
Address Scan, DVRNS Scan and Domain Name Scan. Select the desired mode and press the
NOTE: Supported scan modes will differ depending on the type of protocol that you selected.
If the IP address range of the device is different from that of the DVR, the DVR considers the IP address
invalid. In this case, you must change the device’s IP address to register the device. Changing the device’s
IP address when registering the network device to the DVR will be supported for some of network devices
using the SiRiS protocol.
Selecting Auto Scan (LAN) from Mode scans network devices automatically.
Selecting IP Address Scan from Mode scans network devices by entering a specific IP address or adjusting the IP
address range. Highlighting Port and pressing the
button allows you to set the port number used for remote monitoring.
Selecting DVRNS Scan from Mode scans network devices by entering the IP address or device name of the network
device. Highlighting DVRNS and pressing the
button allows you to set the port number of the DVRNS server.
NOTE: For the DVRNS Scan feature to work, the network device should be registered on the DVRNS server.
Selecting Domain Name Scan from Mode scans network devices by entering the domain name of the network device.
Highlighting Port and pressing the
button allows you to set the port number used for remote monitoring.
NOTE: For the Domain Name Scan feature to work, the DNS server should be configured during Network – IP
Address setup.
Using the IP Address Scan, you can search for a network device that cannot be searched for using the
Auto Scan (LAN) mode.
After selecting the desired scan mode, highlighting Search and pressing the
button, the system searches for network
devices and displays them in the list. Selecting Reset allows you to delete the search results list.
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NOTE: Depending on the model of network device, the device may not be supported even though the DVR supports
the device's protocol. Ask your dealer or distributor about supported device models.
Highlight Device Register and press the
button to register the selected network device(s) from the list. An Authentication
screen appears. Setting up the Authentication is required to register the network device to the DVR.
NOTE: If the IP address range of the device is different from that of the DVR, a setup screen appears allowing
you to change the device’s IP address. (Some of Network Devices using the SiRiS Protocol Only)
Highlight the box beside User/Password and press the
button. A virtual
keyboard appears allowing you to enter the user ID and password. Highlight
button to apply the same authentication
Apply to All Devices and press the
information to all the network devices in the list. When selecting multiple
network devices in the list, selecting Skip skips the authentication settings
for the current network device and displays the Authentication screen of the
next network device.
NOTE: When registering a four-channel network video transmitter using the SiRiS protocol, all four cameras
are counted regardless of whether or not some or all cameras are disabled.
Proper registration and authentication settings will display registered devices in the list of the Network Camera setup screen.
Highlighting the box under the Settings heading and pressing the
button allows you to change the device settings.
NOTE: The Settings screen will differ depending on the type of protocol that you selected. The following
description is for a network device using the SiRiS protocol.
Highlight Enable and press the
button to toggle between On and Off.
When it is On, you will be able to change the device settings.
Highlight the box beside Name and press the
button. A virtual keyboard
appears allowing you to edit the device name. Highlight Device Name Sync
and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When it is On, the
DVR will automatically update the name based on the settings in the device.
You can assign IDs to each camera by highlighting the box beside Camera
ID and pressing the
button. Change the number by highlighting it and using
the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase and decrease the number. (4-ch
Network Video Transmitter Only)
Network Device using SiRiS Protocol
Highlight the box beside Network Type and press the
button. Selecting
IP allows you to change the IP address of the device, and selecting DVRNS
allows you to change the IP address or domain name of the device.
Highlight the box beside User/Password and press the
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter
the user ID and password used when changing device settings.
Highlight the Port Number Setup… box and press the
button. The Port Number Setup screen appears.
NOTE: You will need to get the appropriate Port Numbers for each program (Admin, Watch, Record and Audio)
from your network administrator.
Change the numbers by highlighting them and using the Up and Down arrow buttons to
increase or decrease the number. The factory default Port settings are:
Remote Admin:
Remote Watch:
Remote Record:
Remote Audio:
8200
8016
8017
8116
NOTE: Do NOT use the same port number for two different programs, otherwise, the DVR cannot connect to
the network device.
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CAUTION: When changing port settings, you must change the port settings on the network device.
Refer to the network device manual for details.
Highlight Authentication and press the
button. An Authentication screen appears, and entering Authentication
information is required to change the device settings.
Highlight the box beside Multi Stream and press the
button to select which stream will be applied for live
monitoring when in the multi-view display format. Selecting Set to Manual allows you to select the desired stream
manually in the Live Monitoring – Camera, Multi Stream Menu.
NOTE: When the network device has more than one stream, a different stream can be used depending on the
screen display format. Refer to the network device manufacturer’s instructions for details.
Highlight Use Audio Recording and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When it is On, the DVR will
record audio from the device when the video from the network device is recording.
Highlight the Device Remote Setup box and press the
Highlight Network – TCP/IP Setup and press the
device.
button. The Device Remote Setup screen appears.
button. You can change the network settings of the network
Highlight the box beside Type and press the
button. You can select the
type of network configuration from: Manual, DHCP and ADSL (with
PPPoE). Select the desired type and press the
button. Setting up the
IP Address is nearly identical to setting up the DVR for IP Address. Please
refer to IP Address Setup Screen in this chapter for more detailed instructions
on setting up the network configuration.
Highlight From DHCP and press the
button to toggle between On and
Off. When it is On, the network device will obtain the IP address of the DNS
server automatically from the DHCP server.
Highlight Event – Use motion detection and press the
applies the changes to the network device.
button to toggle between On and Off. Highlighting Apply
button. The motion
Highlight Event – Motion Zone Setup and press the
zone screen displays. Setting up the motion zone is nearly identical to setting
up the DVR for Motion Detection. Please refer to Motion Setup Screen in
this chapter for more detailed instructions on setting up the motion zone.
TM
NOTE: The following description is for a network device using the ONVIF
Conformance protocol.
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Highlight Enable and press the
button to toggle between On and Off.
When it is On, you will be able to change the device settings.
Highlight the box beside Name and press the
appears allowing you to edit the device name.
button. A virtual keyboard
You can assign IDs to each camera by highlighting the box beside Camera
button. Change the number by highlighting it and using
ID and pressing the
the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase and decrease the number. (4-ch
Network Video Transmitter Only)
Highlighting the box beside Address and pressing the
to change the IP address of the device.
Network Device using Onvif
Conformance Protocol
button allows you
Highlight the box beside User/Password and press the
button. A virtual
keyboard appears allowing you to enter the user ID and password used when
changing device settings.
Highlighting the box beside Stream Protocol and pressing the
button allows you to select the protocol for streaming.
Highlighting the box beside Record Protocol and pressing the
button allows you to select the protocol for recording.
Highlighting the box beside ONVIF Profile and pressing the
button allows you to select a preset ONVIFTM profile.
Highlighting the Port Number Setup… box and pressing the
number and the RTSP server’s port number.
button allows you to select the HTTP server’s port
Highlight Authentication and press the
button. An Authentication screen appears, and entering Authentication
information is required to change the device settings.
Highlight Use Audio Recording and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When it is On, the DVR will
record audio from the device when the video from the network device is recording.
Highlight the Device Remote Setup box and press the
button. The Device Remote Setup screen appears. See
Appendix – Remote Setup of Network Devices for details.
NOTE: When the device’s settings have been changed through the tool provided by the device manufacturer,
registering the device to the DVR again might be required for the proper operation. Refer to the device
manufacturer’s instructions for proper settings.
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Chapter 4 — Operation
NOTE: This chapter assumes your DVR has been installed and configured. If it has not, please refer to Chapters
2 and 3.
The DVR’s controls are similar to a VCR. As with a VCR, the main functions are recording and playing back video.
However, you have much greater control over recording and playing back video. You can establish recording schedules
based on time of day and day of the week. The DVR allows you to search through the recorded video using much
more sophisticated tools than those available with VCRs. Additional DVR features that are not available with VCRs
are remote control and viewing, and recording video at the same time you are watching previously recorded video.
The front panel controls are described in Chapter 3 — Configuration.
Turning on the Power
Once you have installed the DVR following the instructions in Chapter 2 — Installation, it is ready to record.
NOTE: Depending on the monitor display mode between HD mode and SD mode, the menu layout of monitor
screen will be different. For simplicity, the menus and descriptions in this manual refer to the HD display
mode.
Live Monitoring
As soon as the DVR completes its initialization process, it will begin showing live video on the attached monitor and
playing live audio through the attached speaker. The default mode is to display all cameras at once. Pressing any camera
button will cause that camera to display full screen. It displays live video and plays live audio until the user enters
another mode.
While in the live monitoring mode, pressing the MENU button displays the following Live Monitoring menu on the
right edge of the screen. Pressing the MENU button again hides the menu. You can navigate through menus and items
by pressing the arrow buttons.
Login/Logout
Monitor
Display
Freeze
Alarm
Panic
Sequence
Camera Menu
Search
Setup
Figure 44 : Live Monitoring menu.
NOTE: The Live Monitoring menu also can be displayed by moving the mouse pointer to the right edge of the
screen.
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Live Monitoring Menu
Login/Logout
Selecting
(Login) in the Live Monitoring menu accesses the Login screen, and you will be asked to select a User
and enter the password to log into the system. Selecting
(Logout) in the Live Monitoring menu displays the Logout
screen asking you to confirm whether or not you want to log out the current user.
Monitor
Selecting
(Monitor) in the Live Monitoring menu will allow you to select the monitor from Primary, Secondary
and Spot. It is the same as pressing the MONITOR button. Selecting Primary displays , Secondary displays
and Spot displays . You can select the screen format and sequence monitoring of the selected monitor.
Display
 Local Camera: Selecting
(Display) → Local Camera and choosing the camera number displays the selected
local camera full screen. It is the same as pressing the individual camera buttons on the front panel or clicking the
left mouse button on a camera image when in one of the multiview formats (i.e., 2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3 or 4x4). Clicking
the left mouse button on the screen again returns to the previous display mode.
 Network Camera: Selecting
(Display) → Network Camera and choosing the camera number displays the
selected network camera full screen. It is the same as pressing the individual camera buttons on the front panel or
clicking the left mouse button on a camera image when in one of the multiview formats (i.e., 2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3 or
4x4). Clicking the left mouse button on the screen again returns to the previous display mode.
NOTE: “Network Camera” includes both network cameras and network video transmitters.
When network devices are connected with the DVR via WAN;
- live monitoring of network devices using the SiRiS protocol will be supported only when the device is
registered on the DVR with not its IP address or domain name but the DVR name.
- live monitoring of 3rd party devices is NOT supported.
When video from network devices is not displayed on the screen, check the current video resolution.
DVR’s supported resolutions are 352x240(352x288), 704x240(704x288), 640x480, 704x480(704x576),
800x600, 1280x720, 1280x960, 1280x1024 and 1920x1080.
When monitoring video from network devices in the multiview display formats, video at the resolution
higher than 704x480 will be displayed 1 image per second.
 Screen Format: Selecting
(Display) → Screen Format and choosing the screen mode displays the cameras in
the selected multiview screen mode (2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3 or 4x4). Selecting Screen Format while in 4x4 display
format for local cameras enters the display mode for network devices, and selecting Screen Format while in 4x4
display format for network devices enters the display mode for local cameras. Selecting each display mode is the
same as pressing the DISPLAY button or scrolling the mouse wheel up and down when in one of the multiview formats.
 Previous Group, Next Group: Selecting
(Display) → Previous Group or Next Group moves to the previous
or next page. Selecting Next Group while in 4x4 display format for local cameras moves to 4x4 display format for
network devices, and selecting Previous Group while in 4x4 display format for network devices moves to 4x4 display
format for local cameras.
 Edit Group: Selecting
(Display) → Edit Group enters to the Active Cameo mode. It is the same as pressing
button in any multiview formats. Refer to the following Active Cameo Mode section for details.
the
 Camera OSD, Status OSD: Selecting
(Display) → Camera OSD or Status OSD toggles Camera OSD
or Status OSD On and Off.
Freeze
Selecting
(Freeze) in the Live Monitoring menu will freeze the current image on the screen until you select
again.
It is the same as pressing the FREEZE button. While in the Freeze mode, the icon
displays in bottom-left corner if
Freeze is selected in the Display setup screen (OSD tab).
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Alarm
Selecting
(Alarm) in the Live Monitoring menu resets the DVR’s outputs including the internal buzzer during an
alarm. It is the same as pressing the ALARM button.
Panic
Selecting
(Panic) in the Live Monitoring menu starts panic recording of all cameras, and selecting
panic recording. It is the same as pressing the PANIC button.
again stops
Sequence
Selecting
(Sequence) in the Live Monitoring menu causes the cameras to display sequentially. It is the same as
pressing the SEQUENCE button on the remote control. When in one of the multi-view formats, selecting
will cause
the DVR to go through predefined screen layouts (Full Sequence). Or, the bottom, right screen will display live cameras
sequentially (Cameo Sequence). For example, if you select
in the 2x2 format, the DVR changes pages as follows:
< Full Sequence >
< Cameo Sequence >
NOTE: The sequence display mode between Local Camera and Network Camera repeats. For example, if you
in the 2x2 format when displaying local cameras 13 to 16 the next screen will be network cameras 1
select
when displaying network cameras 13 to 16 the next screen will be local cameras 1 to 4.
to 4, and selecting
Selecting
again in the Live Monitoring menu exits the Sequence mode. While in the Sequence mode, the
icon
displays in bottom-left corner if Sequence is selected in the Display setup screen (OSD tab). If all the cameras in a
page are Off, or have lost video or are set to Covert (unless the user has authority to view covert cameras), that page
will be excluded from the sequence.
NOTE: The Full Sequence for the full sequence monitoring and the Cameo Sequence for the cameo sequence
monitoring should be selected in the Display setup screen (Primary Monitor tab).
Camera Menu
 PTZ: Selecting
(Camera Menu) → PTZ and choosing the camera number allows you to control the selected
camera as long as it has Pan, Tilt and Zoom capabilities. It is the same as pressing the PTZ button. Refer to the
following PTZ Mode section for details.
 Zoom: Selecting
(Camera Menu) → Zoom and choosing the camera number zooms the current image of the
selected camera on the screen. It is the same as pressing the ZOOM button. Selecting Zoom again in the Camera
Menu again exits the Zoom mode. Refer to the following Zoom Mode section for details.
 Audio: Selecting
(Camera Menu) → Audio toggles audio output On and Off.
 Mic: Selecting
(Camera Menu) → Mic toggles the DVR’s audio that is sent to the network device On and Off.
 Color Control: Selecting
(Camera Menu) → Color Control and choosing the camera number allows you to
control brightness, contrast, hue and saturation for each camera for the selected camera if a user who has Color Control
authority logs into the system. It is the same as pressing and holding a camera button for a few seconds.
 Multi Stream: Selecting
(Camera Menu) → Multi Stream and choosing the network camera number allows
you to select the desired stream when the selected camera has more than one stream. (Network Devices using the
SiRiS Protocol Only). Refer to Chapter 3 ─ Configuration, Camera Setup – Network Camera section for further
information on setting the multi stream of network devices.
(Camera Menu) → Information and choosing the network camera number allows you
 Information: Selecting
to check the information of the selected network camera.
NOTE: It is important that cameras and monitors are correctly installed and adjusted prior to making any image
adjustments using the DVR’s controls.
Any image adjustments you make will be applied to both the live video on the monitors and the recorded
video.
The Camera Menu also can be displayed by clicking the right mouse button on the screen while in the
live monitoring mode.
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 Spot Monitor: Selecting Spot Monitor allows you to select the camera you want to display on a Spot monitor.
Refer to the following Spot Monitoring section for details.
Search
Selecting
(Search) in the Live Monitoring menu exits the live monitoring mode and enters the search mode. It is
the same as pressing the
(Search/Stop) button.
Setup
Selecting
(Setup) in the Live Monitoring menu enters the Main Setup screen. Refer to Chapter 3 ─ Configuration
for detailed descriptions of system setup.
Active Cameo Mode
You can enter the Active Cameo mode by selecting Edit Group from the Live Monitoring – Display menu or pressing
the
button on the front panel in any multi-view format. The yellow outline surrounding the video indicates the active
button exits the Active Cameo mode.
cameo, and pressing the arrow buttons moves the active cameo. Pressing the
Selecting Exit Group Edit in the cameo menu displayed when pressing the MENU button also exits the Active Cameo
mode. The active cameo mode will remains in effect for 15 seconds if there is no further operation.
In active cameo mode, press the button for the camera you want to display in the active cameo. After setting the camera
number to active cameo, the DVR moves the active cameo to the next cameo. When the camera number exists on the
current screen, the active cameo is changed with the existing camera number. When the camera number does not exist
on the current screen, the active cameo is replaced by the camera number. You can change the screen layout in this way.
NOTE: Editing a camera group of both local cameras and network devices in one monitor is not supported.
Zoom Mode
You can enlarge an area of the video by pressing the ZOOM button. For a few seconds after pressing the ZOOM button,
a rectangle displays on the screen. A rectangle shows the area that will be enlarged. You can move the rectangle around
button or turning the Jog Dial counterclockwise in the Zoom mode toggles
using the arrow buttons. Pressing the
the zoom size between 2x, 3x and 4x. Exit the Zoom mode by pressing the ZOOM button. While in the Zoom mode,
the icon displays if Zoom is selected in the Display setup screen (OSD tab).
NOTE: Entering the zoom mode is NOT supported while in the SD display mode.
PTZ Mode
If a user who has PTZ Control authority logs into the system, the user can control PTZ cameras. The DVR will control
cameras with Pan, Tilt and Zoom capabilities. Press and hold the PTZ button to display the PTZ camera menu and enter
the PTZ mode, and press the button again to exit the PTZ mode.
Select the PTZ camera you wish to control by selecting it from the menu. The icon
displays on the PTZ camera screen.
To use the front panel buttons, press the Left and Right arrow buttons to pan left and right. Press the
Up and Down arrow buttons to tilt the camera up and down. Press the button to zoom in, and
press the button to zoom out. You can use the and buttons to focus the image.
You can establish preset positions for PTZ cameras. Press the
You can quickly move PTZ cameras to Preset positions. Press the
Preset position.
Figure 45 : PTZ Select Camera menu.
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You can save camera position settings as “presets” so that you can go directly
to desired views.
Once you have the camera at the desired settings, press the
button, and
the Set Preset dialog box will appear. Select the number you want to assign
button. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the
to the preset and press the
preset name.
Press the button to load the PTZ preset and the Move to Preset dialog box
button to load the preset.
will appear. Select the desired preset and press the
< Set Preset >
< Move to Preset >
Figure 46 : PTZ Preset menu.
While in the PTZ mode, pressing the MENU button and selecting
(Advanced PTZ) in the menu
displaying at the top of the screen displays the Advanced PTZ menu.
Set the feature you wish to control by selecting it from the menu. Refer to the camera manufacturer’s
instructions for the proper settings. Depending on the camera specifications, some features may not
be supported.
You can use a mouse for convenient PTZ control. Click the left mouse button on the image and move that image in
the direction you want to by dragging the mouse. Use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Position the mouse pointer
at the bottom of the screen, and the following PTZ toolbar will display.
Clicking on the left side exits the toolbar. If you want to display the toolbar again, position
the mouse pointer at the bottom of the screen. Change the toolbar location by clicking the
empty space on the left side of the toolbar and drag it to where you want it located on the
screen. Use the arrow buttons on the toolbar to pan or tilt the camera in the direction you
want. The other controls on the toolbar perform as described below:
Zoom In / Out
Iris Open / Close
Focus Near / Far
Set / Load Preset
Advanced PTZ
Event Monitoring
When an event occurs, the DVR will display the camera associated with the event and the icon displays on screen
if Event Monitoring is set in the Display setup screen (Primary Monitor tab). Setting Event Monitoring to Local Camera
displays the local cameras associated with the event, and setting it to Network Cameras displays the network cameras
associated with the event.
NOTE: Displaying cameras associated with the event from both local cameras and network devices at the same
time is not supported. The camera mode between Local Camera and Network Camera can be selected
in the Display – Primary Monitor setup.
How the cameras are displayed depends on the number of cameras associated with the event. If one camera is associated
with the event, the DVR will display the camera full screen. If two to four cameras are associated with the event, the
DVR will display the cameras on a 2x2 screen. If five to nine cameras are associated with the event, the DVR will
display the cameras on a 3x2 or 3x3 screen. If 10 or more cameras are associated with the event, the DVR will display
the cameras on a 4x3 or 4x4 screen.
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Event monitoring lasts for the dwell time set for event recording. After the dwell time has elapsed, the monitor returns
to the previous screen unless another event has occurred. If you want to return to the live monitoring mode before the
dwell time has elapsed, press the DISPLAY button or one of the camera buttons.
Covert Camera
If a camera is set up as Covert 1 in the Camera setup screen (General tab), that camera will not be displayed unless a
user with Covert Camera View authority logs into the system. However the camera title and status icons will be
displayed on the monitor.
If a camera is set up as Covert 2 in the Camera setup screen (General tab), that camera appears to be Off unless a user
with Covert Camera View authority logs into the system. The camera title will be grayed out and status icons will
not be displayed on the monitor.
NOTE: When a camera is set up as Covert 1, the DVR displays the camera title and status icons on the covert
video. When set up as Covert 2, the DVR displays only the camera title on the covert video.
If a user who has Covert Camera View authority logs into the system, the user can view video from cameras set to
Covert 1 or Covert 2 including the camera titles and status icons.
NOTE: The covert camera function of network devices follows the settings you set in the network device not
in the DVR.
Spot Monitoring
NOTE: Spot monitoring video from network devices will not be supported.
The multiview screen display (2x2 or 4x4) and sequence monitoring is supported on a Spot Monitor. Selecting Spot
(Monitor) in the Live Monitoring menu allows you to control a Spot
after pressing the MONITOR button or selecting
Monitor.
Select
(Display) → Screen Format in the Live Monitoring menu and then select the screen mode between 2x2
and 4x4 you want to display on a Spot Monitor.
Selecting
(Sequence) in the Live Monitoring menu causes the cameras to display sequentially, and selecting
again
stops sequencing on a Spot Monitor. Any cameras that are Off, have lost video or are set to Covert (unless the user
has authority to view covert cameras) will be excluded from the sequence. When the Spot Monitor is in the sequence
mode, you can set the camera’s display dwell time. Refer to Chapter 3 – Configuration – Display Setup section for details.
NOTE: Sequence cannot be used in the 4x4 display mode.
Recording Video
Once you have installed the DVR following the instructions in Chapter 2 — Installation, it is ready to record. The DVR
will start recording based on the settings you made in the Record setup screen. See Chapter3 — Configuration.
Recycle On or Recycle Off. The factory default is Recycle On. It does this by recording over the oldest video once
the hard disk is full. Setting the DVR to Recycle Off causes it to stop recording once the hard disk is full.
NOTE: When recording video from network devices, the DVR has a recording speed of 70 ips with Standard
image quality and a resolution setting of1920x1080 for each channel. Depending on the DVR’s operating
situation and network environment, the recording speed of network devices might increase or decrease.
This recoding speed standard is based on 1-Gbps Ethernet when the DVR is only recording video from
network devices, and the monitoring feature is not being used.
The recording speed (ips) and resolution for the network camera will follow the settings you set in the
camera and not the settings in the DVR.
When the recording speed and resolution for the network video transmitter you set in the DVR are higher
than the ones you set in the network video transmitter, the DVR will record video at the recording speed
and resolution you set in the network video transmitter.
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Although you will be able to record without changing the unit from its original factory settings, you will want to take
advantages of the DVR’s many tools. See Chapter 3 — Configuration for detailed descriptions of the recording mode
options.
Panic Recording
Selecting
(Panic) in the Live Monitoring menu or Search menu, or pressing the PANIC button starts panic recording
of all cameras. Selecting
or pressing the button again stops panic recording. If you set the Panic Recording Duration
in the Panic Record setup screen, panic recording will stop automatically according to the preset duration as long as
is not selected or the PANIC button is not pressed.
NOTE: When the DVR is not in the Recycle mode and all available storage space has been used, panic recording
will not operate.
Recording Audio
If the DVR was set up to record audio, it will record audio from up to 16 inputs when video is recording.
NOTE: Make certain you comply with all local and federal laws and regulations when recording audio.
Playing Recorded Video
NOTE: Playing recorded video from both local cameras and network devices at the same time is not supported.
Playback mode for Local Camera and Network Camera can be selected in the Search menu. Refer to
the following Searching Video section for details.
When playing video from network devices in the multiview display formats, video at 1280x760 or higher
resolution will be displayed 1 image per second.
If a user who has Search authority logs into the system, the user can view recorded image. Once video has been recorded,
(Play/Pause) button.
you can view it by pressing the
The DVR supports the Triplex function: monitoring, recording and playing back at the same time. (Local Cameras Only)
Pressing the
(Search/Stop) button when in one of the multi-view formats enters the Triplex mode and displays the
Select Playback Camera menu.
Selecting All Channels plays back video of all cameras. The DVR maintains the same display format
as it does in the live mode. You can also change the screen layout in the same way as you do in the
live mode.
Selecting the camera number under Triplex enters the Triplex mode and plays back video of the selected
camera. When in the single-screen display format, the camera currently displayed on the screen will
be selected for the search channel. During the Triplex mode, the DVR maintains the same display format
as it does in the live mode. A red outline surrounding the video and the camera title indicates the search
channel. While in the Triplex Mode, the DVR continues recording cameras as they were set up in the
recording schedule. Also, live monitoring will continue except for the camera that has been selected
for playback.
Figure 47 : Select Playback Camera menu.
When playing video for the first time, the DVR will display the most recent image. When playing video subsequent
times, the DVR will start playing video from the last recalled image. Recorded audio will be played when the DVR
displays a camera with recorded audio in full screen mode.
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NOTE: Only the administrator and users with Covert Camera View authority can view video from covert cameras.
The covert cameras in the playback mode are determined by the current camera settings.
Camera Buttons (1 to 16): Pressing the individual camera buttons will cause the selected camera to display full screen.
Playback Buttons
 Backward: When in the pause mode, pressing the
button moves to the previous image.
 Forward: When in the pause mode, pressing the
button moves to the next image.
 Rewind: Pressing the
button plays video backward at high speed. Pressing the button again toggles the playback
speed from ,
and
.
button plays back video at regular speed. The screen displays when the DVR is
 Play/Pause: Pressing the
in the Pause mode and the screen displays when the DVR is playing back video.
 Fast Forward: Pressing the
button plays video forward at high speed. Pressing the button again toggles the
and
.
playback speed from ,
 Search/Stop: Pressing the
button while in the Live Monitoring mode enters the Search mode. Pressing the
button while in the Search mode returns the DVR to the Live Monitoring mode.
Jog Dial, Shuttle Ring
 Jog Dial: The Jog Dial only functions when playback video has been paused. By turning the jog dial clockwise,
you can play video forward image-by-image. By turning the jog dial counterclockwise, you play video backward
image-by-image.
 Shuttle Ring: The Shuttle Ring only functions in the Playback mode. The Shuttle Ring is spring loaded and returns
to the center position when released. Turning the ring clockwise plays video forward. Turning the ring counterclockwise
,
plays video backward. Playback speed varies with the amount the ring is turned. The playback speeds are ,
, x0.5, , ,
and
. When you release the ring, it snaps back to the center position and the video pauses.
ZOOM Button: Pressing the ZOOM button zooms in the current image on the screen.
DISPLAY Button: Pressing the DISPLAY button toggles different display formats. The available formats are: 2x2,
3x2, 3x3, 4x3 and 4x4.
You can use a mouse for convenient playback control. Position the mouse pointer on the playback screen, and the
following Record Table Search (Compact View Mode) screen will display. The individual controls on the toolbar
perform the following functions as described below:
Go to the previous image
Fast backward play
Play/Pause
Fast forward play
Go to the next image
Searching Video
While in the search mode, pressing the MENU button displays the following Search menu on the right edge of the screen.
Pressing the MENU button again hides the menu. You can navigate through menus and items by pressing the arrow buttons.
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Search
Go To
Display
Alarm
Panic
Camera Menu
Export
Data Source
Exit
Figure 48 : Search menu.
NOTE: The Search menu also can be displayed by moving the mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen.
Search Menu
Search
 Event Log Search: Selecting
(Search) → Event Log Search selects video from the event log. See the following
Event Log Search section for details.
(Search) → Record Table Search selects using a recording table. See
 Record Table Search: Selecting
the following Record Table Search section for details.
 Motion Search: Selecting
(Search) → Motion Search selects motion events. See the following Motion Search
section for details.
 Text-In Search: Selecting
(Search) → Text-In Search selects text input strings. See the following Text-In
Search section for details.
Go To
 Go to the First: Selecting
(Go To) → Go to the First displays the first recorded image.
 Go to the Last: Selecting
(Go To) → Go to the Last displays the last recorded image.
 Go to the Date/Time: Selecting
(Go To) → Go to the Date/Time displays the Go to the Date/Time screen.
Move the cursor over the date and time and press the
button. You can use
the Left and Right arrow buttons to highlight the year, month, day, hours, minutes
and seconds. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to change to the date and time
you want to search for video.
Once you have set the date and time you want, press the
button. Then highlight Go and press the
button. The
selected date and time will display. (If no video was recorded during the selected time, a message appears alerting
you that no image was recorded at that time.) The playback buttons, Jog and Shuttle can now be used to review the
surrounding video.
 Bookmark: Selecting
(Go To) → Bookmark adds the current playback point to the bookmark list. See the
following Bookmarks section for details.
Display
 Local Camera: Selecting
(Display) → Local Camera and choosing the camera number displays the selected
local camera full screen. It is the same as pressing the individual camera buttons on the front panel or clicking the
left mouse button on a camera image when in one of the multiview formats (i.e., 2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3 or 4x4). Clicking
the left mouse button on the screen again returns to the previous display mode.
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 Network Camera: Selecting
(Display) → Network Camera and choosing the camera number displays the
selected network camera full screen. It is the same as pressing the individual camera buttons on the front panel or
clicking the left mouse button on a camera image when in one of the multiview formats (i.e., 2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3 or
4x4). Clicking the left mouse button on the screen again returns to the previous display mode.
NOTE: “Network Camera” includes both network cameras and network video transmitters.
 Screen Format: Selecting
(Display) → Screen Format and choosing the screen mode displays the cameras in
the selected multiview screen mode (2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3 or 4x4). Selecting Screen Format while in 4x4 display
format for local cameras enters the display mode for network devices, and selecting Screen Format while in 4x4
display format for network devices enters the display mode for local cameras. Selecting each display mode is the
same as pressing the DISPLAY button or scrolling the mouse wheel up and down when in one of the multiview formats.
 Previous Group, Next Group: Selecting
(Display) → Previous Group or Next Group moves to the previous
or next page. Selecting Next Group while in 4x4 display format for local cameras moves to 4x4 display format for
network devices, and selecting Previous Group while in 4x4 display format for network devices moves to 4x4 display
format for local cameras.
 Edit Group: Selecting
(Display) → Edit Group enters to the Active Cameo mode. It is the same as pressing
button in any multiview formats. Refer to the previous Live Monitoring – Active Cameo Mode section for
the
details.
 Camera OSD, Status OSD: Selecting
(Display) → Camera OSD or Status OSD toggles Camera OSD or
Status OSD On and Off.
Alarm
Selecting
(Alarm) in the Search menu resets the DVR’s outputs including the internal buzzer during an alarm. It
is the same as pressing the ALARM button.
Panic
Selecting
(Panic) in the Search menu starts panic recording of all cameras, and selecting
It is the same as pressing the PANIC button.
again stops panic recording.
Camera Menu
 Zoom: Selecting
(Camera Menu) → Zoom and choosing the camera number zooms the current playback image
of the selected camera on the screen. It is the same as pressing the ZOOM button. Selecting Zoom again exits the
Zoom mode.
NOTE: Entering the zoom mode is NOT supported while in the SD display mode.
 Audio: Selecting
(Camera Menu) → Audio toggles audio playback On and Off. Recorded audio will be played
when the DVR displays a camera with recorded audio in full screen mode.
(Camera Menu) → Show Text-In or Hide Text-In shows or hides the text-in
 Show/Hide Text-In: Selecting
data on the screen if the video was recorded with text-in data.
NOTE: The Camera Menu also can be displayed by clicking the right mouse button on the screen while in the
search mode.
 Spot Monitor: Selecting Spot Monitor allows you to select the camera you want to display on a Spot monitor.
Refer to the previous Live Monitoring – Spot Monitoring section for details.
Export
 A–B Clip-Copy: Selecting
(Export) → A–B Clip-Copy will set the starting point of the video to be clip copied,
and the icon displays at the bottom-left corner of the screen. Selecting A–B Clip-Copy again will set the ending
point of the video to be clip copied and displays the Clip-Copy screen. See the following Clip Copy section for details.
 Clip-Copy: Select
(Export) → Clip-Copy, and the Clip-Copy screen appears to allow clip copy setup. See
the following Clip Copy section for details.
(Export) → Print allows you to print a selected image. See the following Print section for details.
 Print: Selecting
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Data Source
Selecting
(Data Source) in the Search menu allows you to select the data source to be searched. Selecting Record
searches recorded data on primary storage installed in the DVR, and selecting Archive searches archived data on secondary
storage installed in the DVR.
Exit
Selecting
(Exit) in the Search menu exits the search mode and enters the live monitoring mode.
Event Log Search
Figure 49 : Event Log Search screen.
The DVR maintains a log of each time the Alarm Input port is activated. The Event Log Search screen displays this
list. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event for which you would like to see video.
The Event Log Search screen can also be accessed by pressing the ALARM button unless there is an alarm. There is
no determined user authority to display the Event Log Search screen, however, the event video will not be played unless
a user with Search authority logs into the system.
Pressing the
button will extract the event video and display the first image of the event. Pressing the
(Play/Pause)
button will start playing the “event” video segment. Pressing
(Search/Stop) returns to live monitoring.
NOTE: It is possible that no recorded image displays on the current screen. Press the DISPLAY button and change
the screen mode to 4x4. You will be able to easily see the camera have recorded video during target time.
You can also narrow your event search by selecting the Option… button and setting up the new search condition.
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You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or you can set the start and stop times and dates.
Highlight the box beside From and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter
a specific Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be from the first recorded image.
Highlight the box beside To and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a
specific Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be to the last recorded image.
Highlight the box beside Check Time Overlap and press the
button. It toggles between On and Off. You will only
be able to turn the Check Time Overlap on or off if a user-defined date and time is set to From and To. If the DVR’s
date and time have been reset, it is possible for the DVR to have more than one overlapping start and stop time. When
set to On, you will be asked to select one of the overlapping start and stop time. When set to Off, the DVR will display
search results from all start times to all stop times.
Highlight the box beside Alarm-In and press the
in your search.
Highlight the box beside Motion and press the
of motion detection.
button. You can select the alarm inputs that you want to include
button. You can select the cameras for which you want any reports
Highlight the box beside Video Loss and press the
reports of lost video.
button. You can select the cameras for which you want any
Highlight the box beside Video Blind and press the
reports of blind video.
button. You can select the cameras for which you want any
Highlight the box beside Audio Detection and press the
any reports of audio input. (Network Devices Only)
Highlight the box beside Trip-Zone and press the
of trip-zone. (Network Devices Only)
button. You can select the cameras for which you want any reports
Highlight the box beside Tampering and press the
reports of tampering. (Network Devices Only)
Highlight the box beside Text-In and press the
of text input.
button. You can select the cameras for which you want
button. You can select the cameras for which you want any
button. You can select the text-in devices which you want any reports
Highlight the box beside Record Channels and press the
button. You can select the cameras that you want to search
for any reports of event recorded data. The DVR will display the events (not the camera channels) that occurred and
that also are recorded on the camera channel that you selected. If you do not select a camera channel in this field, the
DVR will search events that are not associated with cameras.
You can also toggle On and Off self-diagnostic System Events as part of your search. The choices are:









Panic Record
Check Recording
Check Alarm-In
Disk Almost Full
Disk Bad
Disk Temperature
Disk S.M.A.R.T.
Fan Error
eSATA/iSCSI Disconnected
Once you set your desired search conditions, highlight Search and press the
button to display the search results in
the Event Log Search screen. Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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Record Table Search
< Compact View >
< Standard View >
< Expanded View >
Figure 50 : Record Table Search screen.
Recording information about video images currently displayed on the screen displays on the recording status bar. A
grey vertical line indicates the current search position. To search specific video, move the vertical line by using the
Left or Right arrow buttons on the front panel or by clicking the mouse on the desired segment.
If the DVR’s time and date have been reset to a time that is earlier than some recorded video, it is possible for the DVR
to have more than one video stream in the same time range. In this case, the overlapping time range in the record table
will be separated by a yellow vertical line.
NOTE: The recorded data in the time range located after the white vertical line is the latest.
There are three view modes. Standard view, Expanded view and Compact view. Standard view (default) displays
combined recording information of all camera channels currently displayed on the screen. In the Standard view mode,
icon located at the bottom switches to the Expanded view mode. The Expanded view displays the
selecting the
recording information of each camera channel currently displayed on the screen. Selecting the icon in the Standard
view mode switches to the Compact view mode which displays only the toolbar. Selecting the icon in the Compact
view mode switches to the Standard view mode, and selecting the
icon in the Expanded view mode switches to the
Standard view mode.
Selecting or located at the bottom zooms the record table. Selecting displays eight hours (1-minute based),
and selecting displays 24 hours (3-minute based) at once. To move to earlier or later times that are not shown in
the current record table screen, select the arrows located at the end of the times by using the arrow buttons on the front
panel.
NOTE: If the DVR has images recorded in more than one recording mode in the same time range, the recording
status bar displays recording information in the following priority order: Panic → Pre-Event → Event →
Time → Irregular (Irregular recording caused by temporary disconnection from the network device). The
color of the bar indicates different recording modes: Red for Panic, Yellow for Pre-Event, Purple for Event,
Blue for Time, and Green for Irregular.
Selecting
located at the bottom displays the Calendar Search screen.
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Days with recorded video display on the calendar with white numbers. You can highlight
the days with recorded video by using the arrow buttons. Once you have highlighted
a day, press the
button to select it. The first recorded image of the selected date will
pause on the screen. Once you have selected the date you want to search, review the
surrounding video by using the playback controls located at the bottom of the Record
Table Search screen.
Selecting
located at the bottom displays the Search menu.
 Go To: Displays the first or last recorded image, searches by date and time, or adds the current playback
point to the bookmark list (see the previous Searching Video – Go To and Bookmarks sections of this
chapter for more details).
 Clip-Copy: Clips a video segment and saves it (see the following Clip Copy section for more details).
 Print: Prints the current playback image.
 Zoom: Zooms the current playback image.
 Slow Play: Plays video at low speed (x1/2, x1/3, x1/4, x1/6 and x1/8).
The individual playback controls at the bottom perform the following functions as described below:
Go to the previous image
Fast backward play
Selecting
Play/Pause
Fast forward play
Go to the next image
in the top-left corner exits the Record Table Search screen.
Motion Search
Figure 51 : Motion Search screen.
The Motion Search… can be selected from the Search menu while the DVR displays the camera full screen. The Motion
Search screen displays a list of motion events. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event for which you would like
button to display the video associated with the selected event on the small search screen.
to see video and press the
Highlighting Close and pressing the
button will extract the video associated with the Motion event and display the
(Play/Pause) button will start playing the “event” video segment. Pressing
first image of the event. Pressing the
(Search/Stop) returns to live monitoring.
You can also narrow your event search by selecting the Option… button and setting up the new search condition.
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You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or you can set the start and stop times and dates.
Highlight the box beside From and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter
a specific Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be from the first recorded image.
Highlight the box beside To and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a
specific Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be to the last recorded image.
Highlight the box beside Type and press the
button. You can select between Motion Search and Museum Search.
Motion Search detects motion in the defined area. Museum Search detects if a defined object has moved.
Highlight the box beside Zone and press the
button. An image from the video appears with a grid overlaid. You
can turn sensor blocks On and Off to define the area of the picture in which you want to search for motion.
NOTE: Defining the area of the image in which you want to search for motion is nearly identical to setting up
the DVR for Motion Detection. Please refer to Motion Setup Screen in Chapter 3 — Configuration for more
detailed instructions on setting up the detection blocks.
When setting the Museum Search Zone, the zone should be placed inside of the border line of the target
object. If the selected block is placed on the border line, the sensitivity of the Museum Search may decrease.
The zone should be placed or focused on the centre or, at least, within the outline of targeted object.
Highlight the box beside Sensitivity and press the
(high sensitivity).
button. You will be able to select from 1 (low sensitivity) to 5
Highlight the box beside Min. Blocks and press the
button. You will be able to set the number of sensor blocks
that must be activated. Setting the Min Blocks will only be available if Motion Search is selected.
Once you set your desired search conditions, highlight Search and press the
button to display the search results in
the Motion Search screen. Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
When you search for motion events of another camera, you will be asked whether or not you want to delete the previous
search results from the list.
Text-In Search
Figure 52 : Text-In Search screen.
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The DVR maintains a log of each time there is Text Input. The Text-In Search screen displays this list. Use the arrow
buttons to highlight the event for which you would like to see video.
Pressing the
button will extract the video associated with the Text Input and display the first image of the event.
Pressing the
(Play/Pause) button will start playing the “event” video segment. Pressing
(Search/Stop) returns
to live monitoring.
NOTE: It is possible that no recorded image displays on the current screen. Press the DISPLAY button and change
the screen mode to 4x4. You will be able to easily see the camera have recorded video during target time.
Text Input information will be overlaid on the image while the recorded video is played at regular speed.
You can also narrow your event search by selecting the Option… button and setting up the new search condition.
You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or you can set the start and stop times and dates.
Highlight the box beside From and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter
a specific Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be from the first recorded image.
Highlight the box beside To and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a
specific Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be to the last recorded image.
Highlight the Channel and press the
button. Select the text-in devices that you want to search for text input.
Highlight the Text Input Device box and press the
button. Select your Text Input Device from the list.
Highlighting the + and pressing the
button allows you to add a new set of search parameter. Set up the desired search
parameter. Refer to the Appendix – Text-In Search Examples for further information on setting up search parameters.
The column can be used to delete a set of search parameter or entire sets of search parameters.
Highlight Case Sensitive and press the
button. This will toggle between On and Off. When this feature is On,
the search will find only those text strings in which the case matches.
Highlight Load and press the
button to load saved search option settings. Select the desired search option settings.
Highlight Save and press the
button to save the current search option settings. A virtual keyboard appears that you
can use to enter the search option name.
Once you set your desired search conditions, highlight Search and press the
button to display the search results in
the Text-In Search screen. Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes.
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Bookmarks
The Bookmarks screen can also be accessed by pressing the BOOKMARK button when in playback mode.
Highlight the Add Current Position box and press the
button
to add the current playback point to the bookmark list. Highlight
the Title box and enter the name of the registered bookmark. Use
the virtual keyboard to enter the bookmark name.
NOTE: Up to eight bookmarks can be registered.
Use the arrow buttons to highlight the bookmark point for which
you would like to see video. The selected bookmark will display
on the screen. The playback buttons, Jog and Shuttle can now be
used to review the surrounding video.
Figure 53 : Bookmarks screen.
Clip-Copy
Video clips can be copied on an internal DVD RW drive, or external USB hard disk or flash drive. The copied video
clips can be viewed on computers running Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista or 7. Refer to the Appendix –
USB Hard Disk Drive Preparation for information on preparing the external drive for clip copy.
Selecting A–B Clip-Copy in the Search – Export menu or pressing the CLIP COPY button on the remote control during
playback will set the starting point of the video to be clip copied, and the icon displays at the bottom-left corner of
the screen. Selecting A–B Clip-Copy in the Search – Export menu or pressing the CLIP COPY button on the remote
control again will set the ending point of the video to be clip copied by displaying the Clip-Copy screen.
Pressing and holding the MENU button on the front panel or the CLIP COPY button on the remote control for more than
three seconds while in the Search mode initiates the One-Touch Clip Copy function. The last recorded image will be
the ending point of video to be clip copied, and the system will automatically begin to calculate the possible video data
size that the selected storage media can handle.
Select Clip-Copy in the Search – Export menu or press the CLIP COPY button on the remote control while in the Search
mode or Live Monitoring mode, and the Clip-Copy screen appears to allow clip copy setup.
Figure 54 : Clip-Copy screen.
The Data Source box displays the source from which you make a video clip copy. The data source can be selected
from Record or Archive in the Search menu.
You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or you can set the start and stop times and dates.
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Highlight the box beside From and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter
a specific Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be from the first recorded image. When highlighting
and pressing the
button the bookmark list displays and the bookmark point you selected will be the starting date
and time.
Highlight the box beside To and press the
button to toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a
specific Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be to the last recorded image. When highlighting and pressing
the
button the bookmark list displays and the bookmark point you selected will be the ending date and time.
Highlight the box beside Channels and press the
in your video clip.
button. You can select the cameras that you would like to include
NOTE: The channel numbers 1 to 16 are local camera channels and 17 to 32 are network device channels.
Highlight the box beside Password and press the
password for reviewing the video clips.
button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the
Highlight the box beside Dest. and press the
button. You can select the storage device on which you would like
to record the video clip. You can choose from Internal DVD RW and USB Storage.
CAUTION: The USB device for clip copy must be FAT 16 or FAT32 format.
NOTE: While copying video clips on the DVD RW, the recording speed might decrease.
When the error message “Firmware update of the optical drive is required” displays, update the firmware
of the installed DVD RW drive. Please follow the instructions described in Chapter 3 – Configuration –
System Setup section.
The DVR automatically assigns a file name to the video clip. However, you can give the video clip file a different name.
Highlight the box beside File Name and press the
button. A virtual keyboard appears. Enter a file name for the
video you are backing up and select Close. The DVR will automatically add the camera number (for example “01”)
and “.exe” to the file name.
NOTE: When naming a file, you cannot use the following characters: \, /, :, ;, *, ?, !, “, <, >, |.
Highlight Include Text-In Data and press the
button. This will toggle between On and Off. When this feature is
On, you can include text-in data when copying video if the video was recorded with text-in data.
Highlight Verify After Burning and press the
button. This will toggle between On and Off. When this feature is
On, you can verify that the data is written on the DVD RW properly.
Highlight Use Site Info and press the
button. This will toggle between On and Off. When this feature is On, you
can add the site name to the file name for the video you are backing up.
NOTE: When the site name is added to the file name, some special characters (\, /, :, ;, *, ?, !, “, <, >, |) in the site
name will be converted to “_”.
Once you have given the video clip a file name, highlight the Start button and press the
button. The confirmation
screen displaying data size will appear. When the storage device does not have enough space, the DVR will ask if you
want to copy as much of the video clip as possible in the available space. Highlight the Continue button and press
the
button to continue clip copy.
Once the clip copy starts, you can cancel it by selecting Cancel or hide the screen by selecting Close. When selecting
Close, Clip Copy continues and a confirmation screen will display when complete.
NOTE: Only 4.7GB DVD media is available. To clip copy video on DVD media using remaining space, the size
of previously recorded data on the DVD media should be less than 4GB.
Select the Full Erase option when erasing recorded data on DVD media, otherwise the media will not
operate properly when rewritten.
The file size for clip copy is limited to 30GB. When copying video clips larger than 2GB, the video clips
will be save in units of 2GB. For example, 3 individual 2GB files will be created when saving a 6GB video
clip. However, the file size for the One-Touch Clip Copy is limited to 2GB.
You can use other functions on the DVR while video is being backed up. To do this, highlight the Close button and
press the
button. You can return to the Clip-Copy screen at any time to check the progress.
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You do not need to install any special software on your personal computer to review the video clips. Refer to RAS
manual for instructions on how to review video clips you have copied.
NOTE: During Clip Copy, you cannot shut the system down, clear data on the storage device, or format the
storage device.
CAUTION: Do NOT disconnect the USB cable or the power from the external drive while copying
video clips. If the external drive is shut down or the USB cable is disconnected while
copying video clips, THE DVR SYSTEM MAY NOT WORK NORMALLY OR THE EXTERNAL
DRIVE COULD BE DAMAGED, and you will get an error message the next time you try
to copy video clips. You will need to power down the DVR and restart it to get rid of the
error message. Once the file system of the USB hard disk drive has been corrupted, this
error message cannot be dismissed. Even after restarting the DVR it may automatically
restart while preparing to clip copy. You must recover the file system using the recovery
program, or you must reformat the hard disk drive.
Print
You can print images on a printer. Connect a PostScript™ printer, or external hard disk drive or flash drive to one of
the USB ports.
Highlight the box beside Printer Model and press the
button. Selecting
PostScript Printer will print images on a PostScript™ printer connected
to the DVR. Selecting File Printer will save the current image as a PDF
file on an external USB hard disk drive or flash drive.
NOTE: Images saved as PDF files can be printed on any printer
connected to your PC.
Highlight the box beside Paper Size and press the
select the paper size.
button. You can
Figure 55 : Print screen.
Once you have selected the printer model and paper size, highlight the Print button and press the
button. A message
appears asking you if you want to print the current image. Highlight the Continue button and press the
button to print.
NOTE: If your printer only supports an LPT connection (parallel), use an LPT to USB converter cable. The printer
cable is not provided.
Disk Mirroring
The DVR supports disk mirroring to prevent unexpected loss of recorded video data that might be caused by disk damage
or corruption. You can set up disk mirroring by highlighting Storage in the System menu and pressing the
button.
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Figure 56 : System – Storage setup screen.
You can enable mirroring between two disks by designating the source disk and the destination disk from a list of internal
hard disk drives. Up to two Mirrors are supported.
Highlighting the boxes under Source and Dest. and pressing the
the destination disk for the selected Mirror.
button allows you to select the source disk and
NOTE: The source disk can be designated only from devices formatted for recording.
A device formatted for archiving cannot be used for disk mirroring.
The capacity of the source disk and the destination should be same or capacity of the destination disk
should be bigger than one of the source disk for the proper mirroring between two disks.
CAUTION: Any existing data on the Destination Disk will be erased once it is designated as a mirror
destination disk.
Highlighting Start and pressing the
button displays a confirmation screen asking you to confirm whether or not you
want to start mirroring the selected disk. Once you start mirroring, the two disks will be resynchronized. Any data on
the destination disk will be erased, and the data on the source disk will be copied to the destination disk. If the source
disk is formatted and has no data, the disks will not be resynchronized. Resynchronization takes about 40 minutes per
each 10GB of capacity. After resynchronization is complete, disk mirroring (writing data on the two disks at the same
time) will start.
Once disk mirroring starts, you can cancel it by highlighting Stop and pressing the
button. Selecting Stop displays
a confirmation screen asking you to confirm whether or not you want to stop mirroring for the selected disk.
NOTE: Once disk mirroring stopped, the destination disk will be set to Not Used. If resynchronization has been
finished, the destination disk cannot be used for recording or archiving, but it can be used for searching.
If you want to use the disk for recording or archiving, you must reformat it.
CAUTION: Disk mirroring will NOT automatically restart from an interrupted state. Once mirroring
is stopped, you must restart it by following the mirroring setup procedures.
CAUTION: Restart the system if you want to try disk mirroring again when it fails. When disk mirroring
fails because an error occurs on the disk, it is required to replace the disk with the new
one.
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Appendix
USB Hard Disk Drive Preparation
Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows 2000
NOTE: Preparing a USB hard disk drive under Windows XP, Window Vista and Window 7 is almost identical to
Windows 2000.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Connect the USB hard disk drive to your computer using the USB Cable.
Turn on your computer.
The USB device icon should display on the Taskbar.
If the USB hard disk drive is partitioned or has data, it will show up in My Computer as a hard disk drive
icon. Check the file system by right clicking on the icon and checking under Properties > General > File
System. If the file system is NOT FAT32 format, format the USB hard disk drive using the FAT32 format.
If the USB hard disk drive is not partitioned, go to Administrative Tools in Control Panel and launch Computer
Management. Open Disk Management in Storage and right click an unallocated region of the USB hard
disk drive. Then, click Create Partition.
In the Create Partition wizard, click Next then Primary Partition, and follow the instructions on the screen.
Make sure that the FAT32 is selected for the file system.
NOTE: The partition size should be less than 32GB because of Microsoft limitations.
After formatting is complete, the USB hard disk drive will be added to My Computer.
7.
Connect the USB hard disk drive to the DVR.
Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows 98
NOTE: Preparing a USB hard disk drive under Windows ME is almost identical to Windows 98.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Connect the USB hard disk drive to your computer using the USB Cable.
Turn on your computer. The Add New Hardware wizard window will appear.
Install the device driver for the USB backup device following the instructions provided with your USB hard
disk drive.
If the USB hard disk drive is partitioned or contains data, it will show up in My Computer as a hard disk
drive icon. Check the file system in Properties > General > File System. If the file system is NOT FAT32
format, format the USB hard disk drive with FAT32 format.
Run the FDISK utility by clicking Start then RUN. Type “fdisk” and click OK.
When the MS-DOS command prompt appears, type “Y” and hit the enter key.
In the FDISK Option menu, choose “5. Change current fixed disk drive.”
Choose the appropriate letter corresponding to the USB hard disk drive.
In the FDISK Option menu, choose “1. Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive.”
In the Create DOS Partition or Logical DOS Drive menu, choose “1. Create Primary DOS Partition.” And
Type “Y” to use all available space and hit the enter key. Hit ESC to exit the screen after the USB hard disk
drive partition is created.
Restart your computer and verify the newly created drive is in My Computer.
Right click the newly created hard disk drive icon and select “Format”.
In the Format Screen, select “Full” as the “Format type” and click “Start”.
After formatting is complete, connect the USB hard disk drive to the DVR.
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Text-In Search Examples
Search Example I
1
2
3
4
5
6
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
Item
Unit price
Qty
amount
==================================================
Coke
| $
2.20 |
1(s) | $
2.20
Fanta
| $
2.20 |
1(s) | $
2.20
Hotdog
| $
3.50 |
3(s) | $
10.50
Pepsi
| $
1.95 |
1(s) | $
1.95
==================================================
total : $
16.85
Thank you~~
In the above text-in data, you can find that the comparison value is located at 17th (Unit price, $ mark will be ignored
automatically), 28th (Qty) and 40th (amount) characters (including spaces) from the left. In this case, you can enter
“17”, “28” and “40” in each Column box.
For example, if you want to search for Coke with a Qty (Quantity) of more than 1 and Hotdog with an amount totaling
over $8, the following search condition can be set.
Search Example II
1
2
3
4
5
6
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
Item
Unit price
Qty
amount
==================================================
Coke
| $
2.20 |
1(s)
$
2.20
Fanta
| $
2.20 |
1(s)
$
2.20
Hotdog
| $
3.50 |
3(s)
$
10.50
Pepsi
| $
1.95 |
1(s)
$
1.95
==================================================
total : $
16.85
Thank you~~
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In the above text-in data, you can find that the comparison value is located at 17th (Unit price, $ mark will be ignored
automatically), 28th (Qty) and 40th (amount) characters (including spaces) from the left, but the value of amount
category is located on a different line from Item. In this case, you can enter “17”, “28” and “40” in each Column box
and enter “1” in the Line box for the next line.
For example, if you want to search for Coke with a Qty (Quantity) of more than 1 and Hotdog with an amount totaling
over $8, the following search condition can be set.
WebGuard
WebGuard allows you to access a remote DVR, monitor live video images and search recorded video using Internet
Explorer web browser anytime from virtually anywhere.
Computer system requirements for using the WebGuard program are:
®
®
®
®
®
®
 Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP x86 (32 Bit) (Service Pack 3), Microsoft Windows Vista x86 (32 Bit)




(Service Pack 1), Microsoft Windows 7 x86 (32 Bit)
CPU: Intel Pentium III (Celeron) 600MHz or faster
RAM: 128MB or higher
VGA: 8MB or higher (1024x768, 24bpp or higher)
Internet Explorer: Version 6.0 or later
Start Internet Explorer on your local PC. You can run the WebGuard program by entering the following information
in the address field.
– “http://IP address:port number” (The DVR IP address and the WebGuard port number (default: 12088) set in the
Network setup screen (General tab))
– Or, “http://DVRNS server address/DVR name” (The DVRNS server address and the DVR name registered on the
DVRNS server)
– Or, “http://www.dvronline.net” (Entering the DVR IP address or the DVR name will be required when logging in)
NOTE: You will need to get the appropriate IP address for the DVR you want to connect to and the WebGuard
port number from your network administrator.
WebGuard only works with Microsoft Internet Explorer and will NOT work with other browsers.
Select between the WEBWATCH (Web monitoring) and WEBSEARCH
(Web search) modes. Entering ID and PASSWORD and clicking the
[LOGIN] button logs in using the selected mode.
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You will need to enter the DVR IP address in the DVR ADDRESS field when running the WebGuard program by
entering http://www.dvronline.net. Selecting the Use DVRNS option allows you to enter the DVR name registered
on the DVRNS server instead of the IP address. You must enter the DVRNS server address and port number in the
SETUP setting when selecting the Use DVRNS option.
NOTE: Do NOT close the LOGIN window during the WebGuard operation, otherwise, it will cause a script error
when switching between Web monitoring and Web search modes, and you will need to restart the WebGuard
program.
When running the updated WebGuard for the first time, Internet Explorer might occasionally load the
information of the previous version. In this case, delete the temporary internet files by selecting Tools →
Internet Options → General tab, and then run WebGuard again.
There might be a problem that the bottom of WebGuard page is cropped due to the address or status
bars in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0. In this situation, it is recommended that websites open windows
without address or status bars by changing the internet setting. (Go to the Tools → Internet Options →
Security tab → Click the Custom level… button → Select Enable for the Allow websites to open windows
without address or status bars option)
When running WebGuard in the Microsoft Windows Vista or higher operating system, it is recommended
to start Internet Explorer with elevated administrator permissions. Click the right mouse button on the
Internet Explorer icon and select the Run as administrator option from the context menu. Otherwise,
some functions of the WebGuard might be limited to use.
There might be a problem with screen display or screen update due to low image transmission speed
when using the Microsoft Windows Vista or higher operating system. In this situation, it is recommended
that you disable the Auto Tuning capability of your computer.
Run the Command Prompt with elevated administrator permissions (Go to the Start Menu →
Accessories → Command Prompt → Click the right mouse button and select the Run as administrator
option). Then enter “netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable” and hit the enter key. Restart
your computer to apply the changes.
If you want to enable the Auto Tuning capability again, enter “netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=
normal” after running the Command Prompt with elevated administrator permissions. Restart your
computer to apply the changes.
Web Monitoring Mode
WebWatch is a remote web monitoring program that allows you to monitor live video transmitted in real-time from
the remote DVR.
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① Click the
to log out the WebGuard program.
② Click the
to access to the web search mode.
③ Position the mouse pointer on the WebWatch logo to see the version of the WebGuard program.
④ The DVR information window displays the login information of WebGuard.
⑤ Click the screen format to select the desired display mode. When changing the screen format, the selected camera
on the current screen will be located in the first cell of the new layout.
⑥ Click the camera button to select the camera to be viewed.
⑦ Click the
to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and hue of monitoring image.
⑧ Click the
to control pan, tilt and zoom of the camera from a remote site.
⑨ Click the
to control alarm out devices at the remote site.
⑩ Click the
to set up the image drawing mode, OSD display and beep on/off. You can adjust the display speed
by changing the image drawing mode, select OSD information to be displayed on the screen, and turn the DVR’s
internal buzzer on and off from a remote site.
⑪ Click the
to save the current image as a bitmap or JPEG file format.
⑫ The event status window at the bottom displays a list of events that were detected from the remote site.
⑬ Selecting a camera on the screen and clicking the right mouse button displays the text menu screen.
 Change Camera Title: Changes the camera name.
 Enable Audio: Enables audio communication with the remote site. When the audio control
panel displays, click the to send audio to the connected remote site and click the button
again to stop sending audio. Click the to monitor live audio from the connected remote
site through the attached speaker and click the button again stop monitoring live audio.
Clicking both and allows two-way communication. Clicking the disables audio
communication.
 Aspect Ratio: Changes the image aspect ratio.
 Deinterlacing: Using a deinterlace filter for interlaced video enhances image display quality
by eliminating horizontal scan lines and noise in areas with motion.
 Anti-Aliasing Screen: Enhances image display quality by eliminating stair stepping
(aliasing) effects in the enlarged image.
NOTE: A camera name change in the Web Watch mode does not affect the camera name set up on the remote
site. Leaving the Camera Title blank causes the camera name set up on the remote site to display.
icon will display on each camera screen when audio communication is available between the
The
WebGuard system and a DVR.
Web Search Mode
WebSearch is a remote web search program that allows you to search recorded video on the remote DVR.
NOTE: The remote site connection in the Web Search mode will automatically be disconnected if there is no
activity for 30 minutes.
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① Click the
to log out the WebGuard program.
② Click the
to access to the web monitoring mode.
③ Position the mouse pointer on the WebSearch logo to see the version of the WebGuard program.
④ The DVR information window displays the time information of recorded data on the remote DVR and login information
of WebGuard.
⑤ Click the
to blur, sharpen, equalize and interpolate playback images. Click the
to zoom
to adjust the brightness of the recorded images.
out or zoom in the recorded image. Click the
NOTE: Image processing works only in the pause mode.
⑥ The playback function buttons include fast backward, pause, play, fast forward, go to the first
image, go to the previous image, go to the next image, and got to the last image.
⑦ Click the screen format to select the desired display mode.
⑧ Click the to enter the time-lapse search mode which allows you to search for recorded data by
time and then play back images found within the time parameters. The Timetable window located
at the bottom displays the time information for the image of the date selected on the calendar.
If more than one video stream in the same time range, you can select the video stream you want
to search. Clicking a specific time displays the image recorded at that time on the screen. Selecting
allows you to display an image from a specific time.
the
⑨ Click the to enter the event search mode which allows you to search for event log entries using specific conditions
and play back the images associated with those event entries.
⑩ Click the
to set up the image drawing mode and OSD display. You can adjust the display speed by changing
the image drawing mode, and select OSD information to be displayed on the screen.
⑪ Click the
to save any video clip of recorded data as an executable file.
⑫ Click the
to save the current image in a bitmap or JPEG file format.
⑬ Click the
to print the current image on a printer connected to your computer.
⑭ Click the
to reload the recording data.
⑮ The Timetable displays recorded data of the selected camera by time (in hour segments).
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Selecting a camera on the screen and clicking the right mouse button displays the text menu screen.
 Change Camera Title: Changes the camera name.
 Enable Audio: Plays audio while playing back recorded video that has recorded audio.
(Single-Screen Layout Only)
 Aspect Ratio: Changes the image aspect ratio.
 Deinterlacing: Using a deinterlace filter for interlaced video enhances image display
quality by eliminating horizontal scan lines and noise in areas with motion.
 Anti-Aliasing Screen: Enhances image display quality by eliminating stair stepping
(aliasing) effects in the enlarged image.
NOTE: A camera name change in the Web Search mode does not affect the camera name set up on the remote
site. Leaving the Camera Title blank causes the camera name set up on the remote site to display.
Time Overlap
If the DVR’s time and date have been reset to a time that is earlier than the existing recorded video, it is possible for
the DVR to have more than one video stream in the same time range. In this case, you can search overlapping video
streams individually by selecting a specific segment. For example, when the DVR has recorded video from one to
five o’clock and the user changes the time backward from five to three o’clock and then continues recording until six
o’clock, there will be two video streams and segments from three to five o’clock.
You can search overlapping video streams by selecting a specific time or time range. If you want to search recorded
video at four o’clock during the overlapping time range using a search menu such as Go to the Date/Time, select the
segment you want to search.
If you want to search recorded video from four to five o’clock during the overlapping time range using a search menu
such as Event Log Search, Text-In Search or Motion Search, it is possible for the DVR to have two overlapping
start and stop times. You will be asked to select one of the overlapping start and stop times from the search time ranges
as follows:
 From four o’clock of the first segment to five o’clock of the first segment
 From four o’clock of the first segment to five o’clock of the second segment
 From four o’clock of the second segment to five o’clock of the second segment
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Remote Setup of Network Devices
The following describes how to set up the network devices using the ONVIFTM Conformance protocol on the DVR.
While in the Live Monitoring mode, press the MENU button and move to the Camera menu and then to Network Camera
setup. In the Network Camera setup screen, highlight the box under the Settings heading and press the
button.
Highlight the Device Remote Setup box and press the
button. The Device Remote Setup screen appears.
NOTE: The setup menu and options may differ depending on the device model. Refer to the network device
manufacturer’s documentation for correct device settings.
System Setup
 Information: Displays the device information.
 Maintenance: Restarts the device or returns all device settings to the original factory settings.
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Security Setup
 User: Adds or deletes a user.
Media Setup
 ONVIF Profile: Adds or deletes an ONVIFTM profile.
 Video: Sets up the video source and encoder. The
frame rate cannot exceed 15 ips when recording video
with the H.264 codec and 4CIF resolution if the device
is a network video transmitter.
 Audio: Sets up the audio source and encoder.
Network Setup
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 TCP/IP: Sets up the device’s IP address and DNS server.
 DDNS: Sets up the DDNS function.
 Zero Configuration: Automatically allocates an
appropriate IP address for the current network conditions
(supported only for devices that provide the function).
 Network Protocol: Changes the port numbers for the
network protocols that are used in the device (supported
only for the protocols that are used in the device).
 WS-Discovery: Sets up the WS-Discovery function.
I/O Setup
 I/O: Sets up the input and output devices.
PTZ Setup
 PTZ: Sets up the PTZ.
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Map of Screens
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Connector Pin Outs
RS485 Connector Pin Outs
Master Unit
+
−


To
To


Slave Unit
TX+/ RX+
TX-/ RX-
I/O Connector Pin Outs
AI (1 to 16)
GND
NC
C
NO
ARI
Alarm Inputs 1 to 16
Chassis Ground (5 connectors)
Relay Alarm Output (Normally Closed)
Relay Common
Relay Alarm Output (Normally Open)
Alarm Reset In
System Log Notices
Boot Up
Shutdown
Restart
Upgrade
Upgrade Fail
Power Failure
Time Change
Time Zone Change
Time Sync
Time Sync Fail
Disk Bad
Login
Logout
Setup Begin
Setup End
Remote Setup Change
Remote Setup Failure
Setup Imported
Setup Import Failure
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Setup Exported
Setup Export Failure
Setup Export Cancel
Schedule On
Schedule Off
Panic On
Panic Off
Clear All Data
Clear Disk
Format Disk
Disk Full
Auto Deletion
Search Begin
Search End
Clip-Copy Begin
Clip-Copy End
Clip-Copy Cancel
Clip-Copy Fail
Clip-Copy User:
Clip-Copy From:
Clip-Copy To:
Clip-Copy Duration of Video:
Clip-Copy Camera:
Callback Fail
Print Begin
Print End
Print Cancel
Archive On
Archive Off
Mirror 1 (2) Started
Mirror 1 (2) Start Failed
Mirror 1 (2) Stopped
Mirror 1 (2) Stop Failed
Factory Reset
Login : VNC (server address)
Logout : VNC (server address)
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Error Code Notices
No.
0
1
2
3
4
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
300
301
302
303
304
400
401
402
403
404
405
500
No.
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
System Upgrade Related
Description
Unknown error.
File version error.
Operating system version error.
Software version error.
Kernel version error.
Upgrade device mounting failed.
Package is not found.
Extracting package failed.
LILO failed.
Rebooting failed.
Invalid package.
ODD firmware upgrade failed.
Remote connection failed.
Remote network error.
Remote upgrade is not authorized.
Saving remote package failed.
Remote upgrade is cancelled by the user.
USB device mounting failed.
Reading upgrade package on the USB device failed.
Copying upgrade package on the USB device failed.
USB device is not connected.
USB device is being used.
Unsupported file system.
System is busy clip copying.
No.
Clip Copy Related
Description
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Unknown error.
Device error.
Mounting failed.
No media.
Invalid media.
File already existed.
Not enough space.
Creating temporary file failed.
Opening disk failed.
Formatting disk failed.
Database has been changed.
Appending failed.
Bad sector.
No executable file.
Opening executable file failed.
Writing executable file failed.
Creating image failed.
Burning failed.
Burning is out of time.
Connecting device failed.
Device is busy.
Unsupported file system.
Verify failed.
No Recorded Data
Connection Failure Related (Network Devices Only)
Description
No.
Description
Unknown case.
Normally logout.
Deny connection – all of server channels are used.
Invalid product version.
Invalid user or password.
Admin close the current connection forcedly.
Timeout.
Post system shutdown.
Can't connect – all network channels are used.
Can't connect – no server module.
Network is down.
Network is unreachable.
Connection time out.
Connection reset by peer.
Host is down.
No route to host.
Connection aborted.
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
100
101
103
400
-1
Connection has been canceled by user.
Peer host does not respond.
Network is too noisy.
Sending queue overflow.
Invalid OEM number.
You have no authority for search.
Port is already in use.
SSL connection failed.
Network is timed out.
Host is timed out.
Host cannot support RTP over TCP.
Socket error occurred.
Unknown codec.
JPEG codec.
MPEG4 codec.
Not supported resolution.
Connection normal.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Solution
No Power
 Check power cord connections.
 Confirm that there is power at the outlet.
No Live Video




No Video on the Primary
Monitor
Check camera video cable and connections.
Check monitor video cable and connections.
Confirm that the camera has power.
Check camera lens settings.
 Check the current primary monitor resolution.
 Check the position of the HD/SD Out selector on the rear panel of the DVR.
− HDMI video out on the primary monitor will only enable in the HD display mode.
− VGA video out on the primary monitor will disable in the SD display mode.
− Composite (BNC) video out on the primary monitor will disable in the HD display
mode.
Changing the screen format
is not applied on the monitor
screen
Check the current monitor mode by pressing the MONITOR button on the front panel
or by selecting the
(Monitor) in the Live Monitoring menu. Changing the screen
format will be applied only on the selected monitor.
Live Video Very Bright
If a cable is attached to the “Loop” connector, make certain it is connected to a
properly terminated device.
DVR has stopped recording
If hard disk drive is full, you will either need to delete video or set the DVR to the
Overwrite Mode.
The icon displays,
however, the DVR is not
recording.
When the DVR is in the Pre-Event recording mode, the yellow
when there is no event, and the DVR is not recording. The red
when any event occurs and the DVR starts recording.
While upgrading the system,
the DVR keeps rebooting and
the upgrade fails.
If the current system version is higher than the upgrade package file version, you
should reset the DVR first using the Factory Reset. When using the Factory Reset,
you will lose any settings you have saved.
and
and
Specifications
Signal Format
Video Input
Monitor Outputs
Video Resolution
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VIDEO
NTSC or PAL (Auto Detect)
Composite: 8 or 16 looping inputs, 1 Vp-p, auto-terminating, 75 Ohms
Ethernet: 8 or 16 network devices (100Mbps/1Gbps Ethernet)
Primary Monitor
HDMI: 1 HDMI
VGA: 1
Composite: 1 BNC, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms
Secondary Monitor
VGA: 1
Composite: 1 BNC, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms
SPOT: 1 BNC, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms
Primary Monitor
HDMI: 1920x1080, 1680x1050, 1600x900, 1440x900, 1280x1024
VGA: 1920x1080, 1680x1050, 1600x900, 1440x900, 1280x1024
Composite: 720x480 (NTSC), 720x576 (PAL)
Secondary Monitor
VGA: 800x600
Composite: 720x480 (NTSC), 720x576 (PAL)
Composite (SPOT): 720x480 (NTSC), 720x576 (PAL)
display
display
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Record Speed
(images per second)
Playback Speed
(images per second)
Alarm Input
Alarm Output
Alarm Reset Input
Internal Buzzer
Network Connectivity
Audio Input
Audio Output
Text Input
Video Input
Video Loop
Monitor Output
Audio In
Audio Out
Alarm Input/Output
Ethernet Port
eSATA Port
RS232C Serial Port
RS485 Serial Port
IR Port
USB Port
Primary Storage
Secondary Storage*
VIDEO
Real-time: 480ips (NTSC), 400ips (PAL) @ CIF (16-ch Model)
Real-time: 240ips (NTSC), 200ips (PAL) @ CIF (8-ch Model)
Network Device: 100ips @ 1920x1080 / 120ips @ 1280x720
Full Duplex: 480ips (NTSC), 400ips (PAL) @ CIF (16-ch Model)
Full Duplex: 240ips (NTSC), 200ips (PAL) @ CIF (8-ch Model)
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
8 or 16 terminal, programmable as NC or NO, 2.4V (NC) or 0.3V (NO) threshold, 5VDC
4 relay output, programmable as NC or NO, [email protected], [email protected]
1 TTL, terminal block
80dB at 10cm
10Mbps/1Gbps Ethernet (RJ-45)
Local: RCA Input, 4 Line In
Network: 16, 100Mbps/1Gbps Ethernet
RCA Output: 1, Line Out
POS Interface, ATM Interface
CONNECTORS
Composite: 8 or 16 BNC
Ethernet: 8 or 16 network devices
Composite: 8 or 16 BNC (Auto Terminating)
HDMI: 1 HDMI
Composite: 1 BNC
VGA: 1 VGA
SPOT (Composite): 1 BNC
Local: 4 RCA connector
Network: 16, 100Mbps/1Gbps Ethernet
1 RCA connector
Terminal Blocks
2 RJ-45
eSATA
DB9 (P)
Two-connector terminal block
1 Remote Control
2 (USB 2.0)
STORAGE
SATA hard disk drive (up to 4) (up to 3 with an internal DVD RW drive)
eSATA hard disk drive (RAID)
iSCSI hard disk drive (RAID)
Built-in DVD RW drive
USB hard disk drive or flash drive
* When installing an internal DVD RW drive, connect the SATA I/O cable to the SATA ODD socket.
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Dimensions (W x H x D)
Unit Weight
Shipping Weight
Shipping Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Power
Power Consumption
Approvals
GENERAL
16.9" x 3.5" x 19.3" (430mm x 88mm x 490mm)
22.9 lbs. (10.4kg)
30.9 lbs. (14.0kg)
26.9" x 10.7" x 21.2" (683mm x 271mm x 538mm)
41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)
0% to 90%
100 to 240 VAC, 2.0 – 1.0 A, 50/60Hz
Max. 100W
FCC, UL**, CB, CE
** CAUTION: Risk of Explosion if Battery is replaced by an Incorrect Type. Dispose of Used Batteries According to the Instructions. This equipment
is indoor use and all the communication wiring are limited to inside of the building.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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