DMVS2 User`s Manual

DMVS2 User`s Manual

(Android Use)

Mobile Client Software

Version. D1202

DMVS2 (Android) Mobile Client Software

Thank you for purchasing our product. This manual applies to

DMVS2

(Android) V3.1 mobile client software, please read it carefully for the better use of this software.

The contents in this manual are subject to change without notice.

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................... 3

1.1 Overview ............................................................................................................................. 3

1.2 System Requirements .......................................................................................................... 3

1.3 Conventions......................................................................................................................... 3

Chapter 2 Installing and Uninstalling the Software ........................................................................... 4

2.1 Installing the Software ........................................................................................................ 4

2.2 Uninstalling the Software .................................................................................................... 4

Chapter 3 Running the Software ....................................................................................................... 5

3.1 Interfaces Introduction ........................................................................................................ 5

3.2 Password Protection ............................................................................................................ 6

Chapter 4 Device Management ........................................................................................................ 9

4.1

Adding a Device ................................................................................................................... 9

4.2

Modifying a Device ............................................................................................................ 11

4.3

Deleting a Device............................................................................................................... 13

Chapter 5 Live View ........................................................................................................................ 14

Chapter 6 Playback .......................................................................................................................... 25

Chapter 7 Others ............................................................................................................................. 29

Appendix ......................................................................................................................................... 30

Version History ........................................................................................................................ 30

Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................... 30

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Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Overview

Guarding Expert (Android) V3.1 mobile client software, which is designed for the mobile phone on the basis of Android OS (Version 2.3 or higher), can be used to remotely monitor the live video from embedded DVR via wireless network, play back record files, control alarm output and realize PTZ control as well.

With this software installed in your mobile phone, you are able to log onto the front-end device via Wi-Fi or 3G,LTE; besides, if there is no public IP available for the device, it’s accessible by using a dynamic domain name, or by mapping ports to the public IP of router.

Notes:

1. Wi-Fi or 3G,LTE access service must be supported by the phone.

2. Network traffic charges may be produced during the use of this client software. Please refer to the local ISP.

1.2 System Requirements

The mobile phone should be based on Android OS (version 2.3 or higher).

Note:

The mobile phone with resolution of 480*800, 480*854, 960*540,

1280*720 or 800*1280 is supported.

1.3 Conventions

In order to simplify the description, we define the “Guarding Expert (Android) V3.1 mobile client software” as “software” and “DVR” as “device” in the following chapters.

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Chapter 2 Installing and Uninstalling the Software

2.1 Installing the Software

Steps:

1. Log onto the Google Play.

2. Enter “

DMVS2

” to search the mobile client software.

3. Select the Guarding Expert software, download and install it to your phone.

icon to start 4. After having installed the software successfully, you can click the software.

2.2 Uninstalling the Software

Steps:

1. Enter the Application Management interface of your mobile phone (e.g.,

Settings > Apps).

Note:

The path for entering the Application Management interface varies depending on the Android OS version of your phone.

2. Click the software icon.

3. In the App info interface of the software, click Uninstall button and then click OK button to uninstall the software.

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Chapter 3 Running the Software

After having installed the software successfully, click

3.1 Interfaces Introduction

icon to run the software.

The software has four main functions, including Live View, Remote Playback,

Device Management and Configuration.

Description of Main Menu

Menu

You can click menu.

Descriptions

to activate the main

Live View

Live view, PTZ control, alarm outputs management, etc.

Remote Playback

Devices

Configuration

Play back the recorded files.

Display device list, add/delete/modify device, view device information, etc.

Configure password protection and software update and email feedback.

View software’s version information, quick operation guide and main features.

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3.2 Password Protection

With the password protection enabled, then only the user that has the password can access the software.

Task 1: Enable Password Protection

Steps:

1. Click and select to enter the Configuration interface.

2. Click to enter the password settings interface.

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3. Enter the password for the software and confirm it to activate the password protection.

Note:

The length of the password should be between 1 and 10.

Next time, if you want to run the software after closing the software, you need to enter the password to log in first.

Task 2: Modify the Password

Click and enter corresponding information to modify the password.

Task 3: Disable Password Protection

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Steps:

1. Click to disable the password protection.

2. Enter the password to confirm the settings.

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Chapter 4 Device Management

4.1 Adding a Device

You need to add a device firstly that all operations such as live view, playback and device management can be accessible.

Notes:

The is a demo added by default when you run the software for the

Steps:

first time. You can view the live video (refer to Chapter 5) and play back the record files (refer to Chapter 6) of the demo. And you can also modify the demo (refer to Chapter 4.2) or remove the demo (refer to Chapter 4.3).

1. Click and select to enter the Device Management interface.

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2. Click to add a new device.

3. Edit the device name in the Alias field.

4. Click the Register Mode item to select the register mode of the device to HiDDNS,

IP/Domain, or IP Server, and configure the corresponding settings.

HiDDNS: When the device is registered on the HiDDNS server, you need to enter the HiDDNS server address and the device domain name registered on the server.

IP/Domain: You can access the device through fixed IP address or domain name.

You need to edit the IP address or domain address and the port of the device.

IP Server: You can access the device through IP Server. You need to set the IP

Server address, and device identifier which is the device name or device serial

No..

5. Enter the login user name and password of the device to be added.

6. Click to confirm the settings.

Note:

1) If the device is successfully added, the software can obtain the camera information of the device.

2) Up to 100 devices can be added.

3) You can click to live view the newly added device.

Please refer to Chapter 5 for detailed operation about live view.

4) IP / Domain registration port of the DVR Server port means.

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DVR Server port

To use the DVR ID,

Password

Click to return to the Device Management interface. The successfully added new device will be displayed in the Device Management interface.

4.2 Modifying a Device

Steps:

1. In the Device Management interface, select a device and click the device item to

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2. Click and then you can modify the parameters of the device according to actual needs.

3.

Click to save the modification.

4.

Click to return to the Device Management interface.

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4.3 Deleting a Device

In the Device Management interface, select a device and long press it to activate the deletion window. Click button to delete the selected device.

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Chapter 5 Live View

After the device is successfully added, you can view live video from the devices, enable or disable the alarm output of the device and control PTZ movement as well.

Notes:

The alarm output and PTZ control should be supported by the added device.

Click and select to enter the Live View interface. The screen will be displayed in 1-division mode by default.

Description of Icons:

Icons Descriptions

Capture picture of the selected live view window

Set image quality to Clear,

Balanced, Fluent or

Customized

/

/

Start / stop two-way audio

Mute/Audio on

Icons

/

Descriptions

PTZ control

Stop all the live view

Enable / disable alarm output management

Digital zoom

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Notes:

You can click to show the hidden icons and click to hide them.

Start Live View

Steps:

1. Click to display the added device list. Click a device node to list all the cameras under it.

Note:

The name of the camera under the device is obtained from the device.

2. Check checkbox in the device item to select all the cameras under it, or check

checkbox in the camera item to select the specific camera as desired.

Note:

1) If the channel-zero is supported by the device and it has been configured, you can select to live view by channel-zero.

2) The number (e.g. ) indicates the displaying window No..

3) If there is only one channel under the device, the icon of the device shows as . Otherwise, it shows as .

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3. Click

to return to the Live View interface.

to start live view of the selected camera(s). Or you can click

Notes:

Up to 16 cameras can be selected for live viewing at the same time.

Favorites Configuration

You can add the commonly used camera(s) to the favorites so that you can access the

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Steps:

1. Perform the Step 1 and Step 2 of Start Live View to select the camera(s).

2. Click to add the camera(s) to the Favorites.

3. In the pop-up dialog box, enter the name for the favorites.

4. Click to save the settings.

Note:

Up to 32 favorites can be added.

The successfully added favorites will be shown in the device list area.

If you want to delete the favorites, you can long press it to activate the deletion window. Click button to delete the selected favorites.

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Capture

In live view mode, select a live viewing window and click the to capture a picture.

Notes:

The captured pictures are saved in the /sdcard/ Guarding Expert /Picture directory of your Tablet by default. You can use some file viewer applications to access the directory to view or delete the pictures.

PTZ Control

In live view mode, select a playing window and click to activate PTZ control panel, and the icon changes to .

Notes:

The PTZ control should be supported by the added device.

You can slide on the live view window to realize the pan left/right and tilt up/down movements. You can also pinch two fingers together to zoom out or spread them apart to zoom in the live view.

Description of Icons

Icons Descriptions

Zoom+

Focus+

Iris+

Start / stop the auto-scan.

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Icons Descriptions

Zoom-

Focus-

Iris-

Set and call the preset.

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Notes:

Click to activate the and buttons; click to activate the

and buttons; click to activate the and buttons.

Setting a Preset

Steps:

1. In the PTZ control mode, slide on the live view window to move the camera to the desired scene.

2. Click to access the following dialog box.

3. In the number area, set the preset No..

Note:

The preset No. should be between 1 and 256.

4. Click

Calling a Preset

to finish the preset settings.

For the programmed preset, edit the preset No. in the dialog box and click to call it.

After completion of PTZ control, click to hide the PTZ control panel.

Image Quality

There are three defined image quality types provided, including Clear, Balanced and

Fluent. And you can also customize the image quality. Click to adjust the quality according to the performance of your network and phone hardware.

Customize the Image Quality

Steps:

1. Click to activate the customized panel shown below.

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2. Configure the parameters according to actual needs, including Stream Type,

Resolution, Frame Rate and Bitrate.

3. Click to save the settings.

Notes:

The live view effect is related to the performance of your network and phone hardware. If the live view is not fluent or the screen appears blurred, please reduce the resolution, frame rate and bitrate of the camera in Custom mode, or set the image quality as Balanced or Fluent mode.

The following table shows the recommended frame rate and bitrate configuration for different resolutions at H.264 video compression by using Samsung I9100 Galaxy SII

(CPU: dual-core 1.2 GHz, Memory: 1G).

Resolution 1-ch 2-ch 3-ch 4-ch

HD1080P

UXGA

Recommended Configuration

Frame rate: 4fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps

Frame rate: 4fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps

HD900P

SXGA

XVGA

HD720P

XGA

WD1

SVGA

4CIF

VGA

2CIF

CIF

QVGA

QCIF

√ √

Frame rate: 6fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps

Frame rate: 10fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps

Frame rate: 15fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps

Frame rate: 15fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps

Frame rate: 20fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps

Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps

Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps

Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps

Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 512Kbps

Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 512Kbps

Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 256Kbps

Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 128Kbps

Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 128Kbps

Window Division

When multiple cameras are under live view, they are 4-division mode by default. You can double-click the live view window to display the camera in 1-division mode and double-click again to restore.

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When there are multiple pages of playing windows, you can slide the screen to go to the next or previous page.

Stop Live View

During the live view, you can click to stop live view of all cameras.

Or you can perform the following steps to stop live view of the specific camera.

Steps:

1. Drag a live view window upwards, and the icon shows on the top of the

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2. Drag the window to the until it changes to and then release the window.

Enable / Disable Alarm Output

You can enable or disable the alarm outputs of the added device by the software.

Notes:

The alarm output should be supported by the device.

Steps:

1. Click to access the hidden icons.

2. Click to activate the alarm output control panel.

3. Select an alarm output and click it to set it as to enable this alarm output. You can also click the enabled alarm output to set it as to disable it.

Digital Zoom

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You can realize the partial digital zoom during live view.

Steps:

1. Click to select a playing window.

2. Click to access the hidden icons.

3. Click and the selected window will be display in 1-division mode.

4. Spread two fingers apart to zoom in or pinch them together to zoom out the live view.

Full-screen Live View

During live view, you can rotate the phone to enter the full-screen mode. You can press and drag the toolbar to adjust its position.

Notes:

Please enable the Auto-rotate screen function of your phone to realize this function. You can touch the screen to activate the control panel after it hides.

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Description of Icons

Icons Descriptions

Capture picture of the selected live view window

Set image quality

/

Start / stop two-way audio

/

Mute / Audio on

Icons Descriptions

PTZ control

Stop all the live view

Enable / disable alarm output

Digital zoom

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Chapter 6 Playback

You can search the recorded video files from the added device for playback.

Start Playback

Steps:

1. Click and select to enter the Remote Playback interface.

2. Click to display the added device list.

3. Set the start time and end time in the From and To field to define the search condition.

4. Select a device node and click to list all the cameras under it.

5. Check checkbox in the camera item to select a camera for playback.

Note:

1) If you check checkbox in the device item, then the first camera of the device is selected for playback.

2) Only the camera with record during that period can be played back successfully.

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6. Click to start playback.

7. You can slide the timeline bar to adjust the playback time.

8. You can also click to pause the playback.

Timeline

Capture

Pause

Stop playback

Mute/Audio on Digital zoom

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Stop Playback

You can click to stop the playback.

Or you can perform the following steps to stop the playback.

Steps:

1. Drag a playback window upwards, and the icon shows on the top of the software.

2. Drag the window to the until it changes to and then release the window.

Digital Zoom

You can realize the partial digital zoom during playback of video files.

Click and then spread two fingers apart to zoom in or pinch them together to zoom out the video.

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Capture

During the playback, you can click to capture pictures of the playback window.

Notes:

The captured pictures are saved in the /sdcard/ Guarding Expert /Picture directory of your Tablet by default. You can use some file viewer applications to access the directory to view or delete the pictures.

Full-screen Playback

During playback, you can rotate the phone to enter the full-screen mode. You can press and drag the toolbar to adjust its position.

Description of Icons

Icons Descriptions

Pause the playback

/

Mute/Audio on

Icons Descriptions

Capture picture of the playback window

Digital zoom

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Chapter 7 Others

Update the Software

When there is a new version available in the Google Play, the software will prompt you to update the software. You can confirm to update the software immediately.

You can also cancel it and perform the following steps to update the software next time as desired.

Steps:

1. Click and select to enter the Configuration interface.

2. Click to enter the About interface.

3. Click

4. If so, click

to check whether there is a new version for upgrade.

in the software update dialog box to confirm updating the software and enter Google Play to update the software.

Note:

The

Play.

displays when there is a new version available in the Google

New Features and Help

In the About interface, click software.

to view the main features of the

In the Configuration interface, click and you can enter the Help interface. You can view the quick operation guide of the software.

Feedback

If there is any problem or suggestion when you use the software, please feel free to send emails to us by clicking in About interface. Our technical engineers will handle your problems and suggestions as soon as possible.

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Appendix

Version History

V 3.1

Added New Features:

1. Support audio control.

2. Support email feedback.

3. Support digital zoom.

V 3.0

Added New Features:

1. New designed GUI provides convenient operations.

2. Up to 16-ch synchronous live view.

3. Support live view by page.

4. Support live viewing of channel-zero.

5. Optimize the playing performance.

6. Display the quick operation guide and main features of the software.

7. Check new version automatically.

8. Image quality configurable during live view mode.

9. Enable and disable alarm outputs.

10. Password protection.

Modified:

1. Optimize PTZ control.

2. Delete the Alarm Management settings.

3. Delete the channel configuration.

4. Cancel the registration when logging in for the first time.

Troubleshooting

What kinds of devices are compatible with Guarding Expert (Android) mobile

client software?

The devices which adopt H.264, MPEG4 or MJPEG video compression are compatible with this software.

Why does the mobile client software prompt ‘login failed’ when access to the

device via Wi-Fi?

Please check whether the Wi-Fi parameters are configured properly in your phone.

After starting viewing the live video, why does the responding of the mobile

device becomes very slow and the video is easy to get stuck?

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This problem may due that the lower performance of your phone, please try to view fewer cameras at the same time or decrease the frame rate and resolution.

Please refer to Image Quality in Chapter 5 Live View.

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