Encoder Firmware User`s Manual

Encoder Firmware User`s Manual
Encoder
Firmware User’s Manual
A1D-600-H1.02.30-AC
Models:
V11, V21, V22, V23, V24
2015/05/06
Encoder Firmware User’s Manual H1.02.30
Table of Contents
Recommended PC Specifications
5
Preparation
6
Connect the Equipment .............................................................................6
Configure the IP Addresses .......................................................................6
Use the DHCP Server to Assign IP Addresses ........................................... 6
Use the Device Default IP Address ............................................................ 9
Manually Adjust the IP Address of the PC .................................................. 9
Manually Adjust the IP Addresses of Multiple Device: .............................. 10
Access the Device .................................................................................... 11
Live View
13
Login ..........................................................................................................13
Live View ...................................................................................................14
Video Channel Selection (for Multi-Channel models only) .................... 14
Dual Stream Capability ......................................................................... 14
Full Screen Mode .................................................................................. 15
Take Snapshot ...................................................................................... 15
Audio Recording ................................................................................... 15
Digital Input / Output Controls ............................................................... 15
PTZ Control Panel (for V2x Models only) ...............................................17
How to Use Pan/Tilt .............................................................................. 18
How to Zoom the Device In or Out ........................................................ 18
How to Set the Home Position .............................................................. 18
Setup
19
Access the Setup Page ............................................................................19
Host............................................................................................................20
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Host ...................................................................................................... 20
Serial Setting......................................................................................... 22
Video Channel’s PTZ Address .............................................................. 23
Date & Time ...............................................................................................24
Network .....................................................................................................26
IP Address Filtering ............................................................................... 26
Port Mapping......................................................................................... 28
Multicast Setting .................................................................................... 29
HTTPS .................................................................................................. 31
IEEE 802.1X ......................................................................................... 32
SNMP Setting ....................................................................................... 34
RTP ....................................................................................................... 37
Network (ToS, UPnP, Bonjour, ONVIF) ................................................. 38
Type of Service ........................................................................................ 38
UPnPTM .................................................................................................... 38
Bonjour .................................................................................................... 39
ONVIF ...................................................................................................... 40
IP Settings .................................................................................................41
Connection Type ................................................................................... 41
DNS ...................................................................................................... 43
Video & Audio ...........................................................................................44
Video ..................................................................................................... 44
Compression ............................................................................................ 46
Motion Detection ...................................................................................... 48
Image....................................................................................................... 53
OSD/Privacy Mask ................................................................................... 54
On-Screen Display (OSD) ........................................................................ 54
Privacy Mask ........................................................................................... 55
On-Screen Graphics (OSG) ..................................................................... 57
Audio ..................................................................................................... 59
Event ..........................................................................................................60
Event Server ......................................................................................... 60
FTP Server .............................................................................................. 61
SMTP Server ........................................................................................... 62
HTTP Server ............................................................................................ 63
Event Configuration .............................................................................. 64
Digital I/O Ports ........................................................................................ 64
Send URL commands .............................................................................. 71
Event List .............................................................................................. 72
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When is It Active? .................................................................................... 72
How is It Triggered? ................................................................................. 73
What Responses Will Occur?................................................................... 74
Manual Event ........................................................................................ 76
Local Storage Management .....................................................................77
Status .................................................................................................... 78
Utilities .................................................................................................. 79
File Management .................................................................................. 84
How to Export Video? .............................................................................. 85
System .......................................................................................................86
User Account......................................................................................... 86
System Info ........................................................................................... 87
Factory Default...................................................................................... 88
Firmware Upload ................................................................................... 88
Save & Reboot ...................................................................................... 89
Logout .......................................................................................................90
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Recommended PC Specifications
In order to configure or test the devices, a PC with following basic specifications is needed:
CPU
Core 2 Duo 2.13 GHz or above
Memory
2 GB or above
Operating System
Browser for Accessing
Firmware
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Windows XP with SP2 or above.

Windows 2003
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Windows Vista
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Windows 2008
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Windows 7
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Windows 8
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Internet Explorer 8.0 or newer (full functionality)
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Safari with QuickTime installed (partial functionality)

Other Browsers with Basic VLC Media Player
(partial functionality)
Video Resolution
1024x768 or higher
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Preparation
Connect the Equipment
To be able to connect to the device firmware from your PC, both the device and the PC have to
be connected to each other via Ethernet cable. At the same time, the device has to have its own
power supply. In case of PoE devices, you can use a PoE Injector or a PoE Switch between the
device and the PC. The devices that have the DC power connectors may be powered on by using
a power adaptor.
The Ethernet port LED or Power LED of the device will indicate that the power supply for the
device works normally.
Configure the IP Addresses
In order to be able to communicate with the device from your PC, both the device and the PC
have to be within the same network segment. In most cases, it means that they both should have
very similar IP addresses, where only the last number of the IP address is different from each
other. There are 2 different approaches to IP Address management in Local Area Networks – by
DHCP Server or Manually.
Use the DHCP Server to Assign IP Addresses
If you have connected the computer and the device into the network that has a DHCP server
running, then you do not need to configure the IP addresses at all – both the device and the PC
would request a unique IP address from DHCP server automatically. In such case, the device will
immediately be ready for the access from the PC. The user, however, might not know the IP
address of the device yet. It is necessary to know the IP address of the device in other to be able
to access it by using a Web browser.
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The quickest way to discover the devices in the network is to use the simplest network
search, built in the Windows system – just by pressing the “Network” icon, all the devices of the
local area network will be discovered by Windows thanks to the UPnP function support of our
devices.
In the example below, we successfully found D11 device that we had just connected to the
network.
By clicking with the left mouse click on the device model, it is possible to automatically launch the
default browser of the PC with the IP address of the target device filled in the address bar of the
browser already.
If you work with our devices regularly, then there is even a better way to discover the devices
in the network – by using IP Utility. The IP Utility is a light software tool that can not only
discover the devices, but also list lots of valuable information, such as IP and MAC addresses,
serial numbers, firmware versions, etc, and allows quick configuration of multiple devices at the
same time.
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The IP Utility can be downloaded for free from http://www.acti.com/IP_Utility
With just one click, you can launch the IP Utility and there will be an instant report as follows:
You can quickly notice the device model in the list. Click on the IP address to automatically launch
the default browser of the PC with the IP address of the target device filled in the address bar of
the browser already.
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Use the Device Default IP Address
If there is no DHCP server in the given network, the user may have to assign the IP addresses to
both PC and device manually to make sure they are in the same network segment.
When the device is plugged into network and it does not detect any DHCP services, it will
automatically assign itself a default IP:
192.168.0.100
Whereas the default port number would be 80. In order to access that device, the IP address of
the PC has to be configured to match the network segment of the device.
Manually Adjust the IP Address of the PC
In the following example, based on Windows 7, we will configure the IP address to 192.168.0.99
and set Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0 by using the steps below:
1
3
2
4
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Manually Adjust the IP Addresses of Multiple Device:
If there are more than 1 device to be used in the same local area network and there is no DHCP
server to assign unique IP addresses to each of them, all of the devices would then have the
initial IP address of 192.168.0.100, which is not a proper situation for network devices – all the IP
addresses have to be different from each other. The easiest way to assign devices the IP
addresses is by using IP Utility:
With the procedure shown above, all the devices will have unique IP addresses, starting from
192.168.0.101. In case there are 20 devices selected, the last one of the devices would have the
IP 192.168.0.120.
Later, by pressing the “Refresh” button of the IP Utility, you will be able to see the list of devices
with their new IP addresses.
Please note that it is also possible to change the IP addresses manually by using the Web
browser. In such case, please plug in only one device at a time, and change its IP address by
using the Web browser before plugging in the next one. This way, the Web browser will not be
confused about two devices having the same IP address at the same time.
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Access the Device
Now that the device and the PC are both having their unique IP addresses and are under the
same network segment, it is possible to use the Web browser of the PC to access the device.
You can use any of the browsers to access the device, however, the full functionality is provided
only for Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The browser functionality comparison:
Functionality
Internet Explorer
Other browsers
Live Video
Yes
Yes*
Live Video Area Resizable
Yes
No
PTZ Control
Yes
Yes
Capture the snapshot
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Video overlay based configuration (Motion
Detection regions, Privacy Mask regions)
All the other configurations
* When using non-Internet Explorer browsers, free third-party software plug-ins must be installed
to the PC first to be able to get the live video feed from the device:
Browser
Safari
Any Other Browser
Required Plug-In
QuickTime (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/)
Basic VLC Media Player (http://www.videolan.org)
Disclaimer Notice: The device manufacturer does not guarantee the compatibility of its devices
with QuickTime and VLC – since they are third party softwares; the third party has the right to
modify their utility any time which might affect the compatibility. In such cases, please use
Internet Explorer browser instead.
When using Internet Explorer browser, the ActiveX control for video stream management will be
downloaded from the device directly – the user just has to accept the use of such control when
prompted so. No other third party utilities are required to be installed in such case.
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The following examples in this manual are based on Internet Explorer browser in order to
cover all functions of the device.
Assuming that the device’s IP address is 192.168.0.100, you can access it by opening the Web
browser and typing the following address into Web browser’s address bar:
http://192.168.0.100
Upon successful connection to the device, the user interface called Web Configurator would
appear together with the login page. The HTTP port number was not added behind the IP
address since the default HTTP port of the device is 80, which can be omitted from the address
for convenience.
Before logging in, you need to know the factory default Account and Password of the device.
Account: Admin
Password: 123456
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Live View
This section describes how to configure the device. The administrator has unlimited access to all
settings, while the normal user can only view the live video.
Login
Initially there exists only an administrator’s account
in the device (Account: Admin, Password:
123456) – you have to use that account to log in.
You can later create normal user accounts with
limited access rights, if necessary.
Feel free to choose your local language from the list
of languages or keep it as English. After pressing
“Login”, you will be able to access the user interface
of Web Configurator.
Upon successful login, you will be able to see the Live View page. In case of
Internet Explorer browser, you may be prompted to allow the installation of
ActiveX control from the device. Click “Install” then. The live video will appear
shortly after that.
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Live View
The live view appears automatically. While on the Live View page, the Live View icon
appears as being pressed:
If you leave the Live View page, you can later return by pressing that button.
The buttons shown on the Live View page vary depending on the functions supported by the
device.
Video Channel Selection (for Multi-Channel models only)
For encoder models with more than one (1) channel video, you can select the channel to display
on the Live View page by selecting the channel number from the channel list.
- Select the channel number
Dual Stream Capability
The devices have the dual stream capability – the Stream 1 is usually the high resolution stream
with the purpose of being recorded by NVR while Stream 2 has lighter video configuration for
NVR live view purposes, to reduce the computing power of the NVR PC. Both streams can be
configured under Web Configurator’s Setup page. To see how each of the stream looks like, there
are quick buttons on the Live View page:
- Show the Stream 1 video
- Show the Stream 2 video
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Full Screen Mode
You can also digitally re-scale the video to fully match the size of your display with just one click:
- Full screen Mode
You may use ESC key from the keyboard to exit the full screen mode.
Take Snapshot
To capture the snapshots of the current live view, click the snapshot button. The snapshots are
saved in Pictures folder.
- Take a Snapshot
Audio Recording
Devices with audio out function have the audio controls on Live View page.
- Speak to Device
To speak to the device, click the
button. If the device is connected to a network video
recorder, the audio will be recorded with the video stream. If an audio out device, such as a
speaker, is connected to the encoder, the audio will be heard through the speaker.
Digital Input / Output Controls
The digital output controls appear on the Live View page of the devices with digital input/output
function. The controls allow users to manually trigger a DO device.
- Select DO Port
Each DO ports are controlled separately. For devices with more than one DO ports, select the DO
port and click
to set the output power level to high or
to set the output power level to
low. Consequently, setting the port to a high power level “activates” the DO device and setting the
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port to a low power level “deactivates” the DO device. For example, if an alarm is set as DO1 and
is pressed, the alarm will continuously sound until
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PTZ Control Panel (for V2x Models only)
The PTZ Control Panel is used only on connected cameras with PTZ capabilities. The PTZ button
is displayed on the Live View screen only when the channel serial port is enabled on the
Host menu (see Serial Setting on page 22). Click the PTZ button on the Live View screen to
display the PTZ Control Panel. On the PTZ Control Panel, users can do any the following:

Set the home position

View the PTZ Vendor/Protocol (this configuration can be set in Serial Setting on page
22.

Pan the device

Zoom the device in or out as well as adjust
the zoom speed and step size

Set the focus to auto refocus or manual

Set Preset points
NOTE: The PTZ Control Panel may differ depending on device model.
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How to Use Pan/Tilt
Click the pan/tilt controls to pan/tilt the PTZ device.
Pan/tilt controls
Other pan/tilt features include:

Auto pan/tilt speed: When “Enabled”, the device automatically sets the pan/tilt speed
according to the zoom ratio and the selected pan/tilt speed while retaining the clarity and
quality of image even as the device is panning or tilting. When “Disabled”, the pan/tilt
speed follows the value selected on the Pan/Tilt Speed field.

Pan/Tilt Speed: Select the desired pan/tilt speed. The bigger the number, the faster the
speed is.
TIP: While the PTZ Control Panel is open, instead of using the pan/tilt controls, move the mouse
cursor over the Live View, the mouse cursor will turn into zoom in/out or directional icons
(e.g.
/
/
/
/ etc.). Click or drag the mouse to zoom in/out or pan/tilt the device
view.
How to Zoom the Device In or Out
To zoom continuously, do the following:
1. On Zoom Control, select the Speed, wherein the bigger the number, the faster is the
zooming speed.
2. Click and hold the left mouse button on zoom in
or zoom out
. When the
mouse button is released, zooming stops.
How to Set the Home Position
1. Pan, tilt, and zoom on the area that you want to set as the home position.
2. Click the Apply button on the Save current position as home position.
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Setup
The following chapters guide you through the Setup functions of the device.
Access the Setup Page
To configure any of the device settings, go to the Setup menu by pressing the following button on
Live View page:
- Go to Setup
The left side of the Setup page contains the list of Setup
items.
NOTE: The exact content of the menu list varies for each
device, depending on the actual capabilities of each device.
This manual, however, is designed to explain all the
possible functions.
Several items in the Setup page are divided into groups, such as Network, IP Settings, etc. You
can expand the groups to see the sub-items by pressing the [+] button.
The following chapters of this manual explain each Setup item separately. The chapters are listed
in the same order as the list of Setup menu items.
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Host
The Host menu allows is divided into three (3) sections:
Host, Serial Setting, and Video Channel’s PTZ Address.
Host
The Host section allows the user to define the name of the device, preferred user interface
language and set the name of a video channel.
Host Name: It is used to identify the device by a DHCP server. In some networks with very strict
security policy, it is required that all the network devices should have their host name, and when
the devices attempt to access the network by requesting an IP address from a DHCP server, the
DHCP server would check if the host name is among the allowed devices. On this page, it is
possible to edit the Host Name. To actually include the Host Name in DHCP discovery packet
sent from a device, please go to IP Settings and make sure the device is in Dynamic IP
Address mode and “Use host name” is checked.
Language: This item allows users to select the user interface language, same function as that of
the Language item on the Login page of the Web Configurator.
Camera Name: This item is used to identify the camera in a Video Management System (VMS)
or by Software Tools. Usually, upon installation of the camera, the actual installation location is
used as an easy-to-remember camera name, such as “Front Gate” or “Elevator 1”. In many cases
the VMS is able to modify the camera name directly via its own user interface without needing to
access Web Configurator. For multi-channel encoders, click the Edit button to configure the
name of the cameras connected to the encoder.
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4-Channel Encoder Example
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
GPS Position: This section allows users to manually set the GPS position of each camera
connected to the encoder to find its location on the map when using a Video Management
System (VMS). Click the Edit button to configure the GPS position.
4-Channel Encoder Example
Check the Enabled box to enable the GPS feature per camera.
Find the camera location on google maps, for example, installed in the airport.
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Copy the first GPS coordinates from the URL bar and paste it on Degree of Latitude. Copy the
second part of the GPS coordinates to Degree of Longitude.
Press Apply to save the changes.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
Serial Setting
The Serial Setting section allows the user to set the serial port configurations of the encoder to
synchronize it with the serial port configurations of the PT device. For multi-channel encoders,
since all video channels will share one serial port, the serial port configurations on all the
connected devices must have the same serial port configurations.
Serial Port Control: Select the serial port control that matches with the serial port configured on
the PT device. This function is equivalent to the DIP switch of the PT device.
Seral Port Baud Rate: Select the serial port baud rate that matches with the baud rate set on the
PT device.
PTZ Vendor/Protocol: ACTi devices and video management systems fully support the URL
Command, a high level PT command set. However, in case the devices will be used with devices
from third party vendors that only support Serial Hex Command (low level PT command set),
users must select the PTZ Vendor/Protocol to use. Otherwise, leave the default settings.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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Video Channel’s PTZ Address
The Video Channel’s PTZ Address section allows the user to enable the serial port and assign
the PTZ address of a video channel. For multi-channel encoders, all video channels share one (1)
serial port therefore the address for each channel must be defined on this section.
1-Channel Encoder Example
4-Channel Encoder Example
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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Date & Time
Each video frame contains a time stamp. The accuracy of the time stamp is very important for
incident investigators. Therefore the clock of the device has to be adjusted to most accurate time
possible.
The Date & Time menu provides the options for adjusting
the date and time of the device.
There are two ways to adjust the date and time – automatically by getting date and time
regularly from any of the NTP servers worldwide, or manually by selecting proper time zone,
date and time. The automatic way can be used only if the device has an access to NTP servers. If
you are using an isolated Local Area Network without Internet access, you can only use Manual
date and time adjustment mode.
When choosing SNTP/NTP Server for automatic date and time updating, you can key in the IP
address of the NTP server and the time interval for automatic time synchronization. If you want to
key in the domain name of NTP server instead, please make sure the DNS server IP address has
been set under IP Settings; otherwise the device will not be able to resolve the domain name of
the NTP server.
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If all the devices are getting the date and time from the same NTP Server, you can be most sure
that the video clips from different devices can be well synchronized later for comparison
purposes.
To choose the most suitable NTP Server to synchronize date and time with, please refer to the
worldwide pool of NTP Servers: http://www.pool.ntp.org/en/
When choosing Set Manually mode, you can adjust the date and time by the select boxes.
Choose the appropriate Time Zone from the select box, too. If your location is not listed there,
then pick any of the listed zones which GMT is identical with your location.
For the countries with daylight saving policy, there is Day Light Saving function with two different
types:

Type 1: Defines the starting or ending time of daylight saving period by the number of
the week in the month (First, Second, Third or Last week).

Type 2: Defines the starting or ending time of daylight saving period by the exact date in
the month (1-31).
Whether to choose Type 1 or Type 2, please refer to the daylight saving policy of given country.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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Network
The Network menu provides the list of network related
functions and services. The [+] mark before Network indicates that the list can be expanded by
clicking on it. Once expanded, the list can later be collapsed again by clicking on the [-] mark.
IP Address Filtering
Use the IP Address Filtering submenu to define which
devices (using the IP addresses) are allowed to connect to
this device, and which devices are forbidden to connect to this device.
Check the box Enabled to activate the IP address filtering function and click Apply.
Below you can select either Allowed or Blocked list to add items there and Enable them with the
checkbox behind each row.
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Allowed mode will refuse access to all IP addresses except the ones listed below.
Blocked mode will accept all incoming access except the IP addresses listed below.
Using Netmask (Subnet Mask) allows you to set filtering for a whole range of IP address at once,
without the need to enter all of them individually. If you are not sure about the function of Netmask,
then you should use 255.255.255.255, and it will affect only a single IP address per line of entry,
or use 255.255.255.0 to use the same setting for all IP addresses starting with the same three
numbers. .
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
Warning! Do not accidentally block your own IP address that you are connecting from; otherwise
you will not be able to access the device any more to undo the changes. If this happens by
mistake, you can do the hardware reset – it will clear all the filtering rules.
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Port Mapping
The Port Mapping submenu provides the list of services
and protocols that require their own port number for
communication. By default, the device already has all the ports defined. On this page, the user
can modify the port numbers in case there is a specific need for that. Most often, the HTTP port is
changed to something other than 80 in order to match with easy-to-remember port forwarding
rules of the router that acts as a bridge between local area network and Internet.
NOTE: Some items appear only if the device model supports the function.
Parameters
Description
HTTP port
Select the port assigned for HTTP protocol access.
HTTPS Port
Select the port assigned for HTTPS protocol access.
Search Server Port1
Select the first port used by server search applications to detect this IP
device (e.g. IP Utility).
Search Server Port2
Select the second port used by server search applications to detect this IP
device (e.g. IP Utility).
Control Server Port
Select the port used to support video control function by application
programs (e.g. NVR).
Streaming Server Port
Select the port used by this IP device for Video Streaming (TCP).
RTSP Server Port
Select the port assigned for RTSP protocol access.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet. New port settings will only take
effect after clicking System > Save & Reboot.
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Multicast Setting
Multicast is an Internet protocol where a data stream is sent
only once and shared to requesting devices. This in turn
saves network bandwidth. However, to use this feature, network devices, such as routers and
switches, should support IP multicast.
1-Channel Encoder Example
4-Channel Encoder Example
The Muticast IP, port, and TTL per channel have already been preconfigured. Users may change
these values according to its own network environment.
Parameters
Description
Select to configure Channel 1 multicast settings and use these settings as
Configuration setting is
based on channel 1
a pattern to base the succeeding channel settings. This way, users do not
need to configure the settings one by one.
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Manual
Select to manually configure the settings of all channels.
Channel (number)
Refers to the video channel.
Stream 1
Refers to the video stream 1 of the corresponding channel.
Stream 2
Refers to the video stream 2 of the corresponding channel.
Audio
Refers to the audio stream of the corresponding channel.
Multicast IP
Enter the multicast IP of the corresponding stream.
Network Port
Enter the assigned port of the corresponding stream.
Enter the multicast TTL (time-to-live) of the corresponding stream. This
value determines the time span (in seconds) when the packet is retained
Multcast TTL
in the network. When the time expires and no request is received, the
packet is then discarded.
When checked, the video or audio stream will be streamed only to a
particular receiver when that receiver sends a request or in the
case of the Network Video Recorder (NVR), selects to view or
By Request
record the channel. If unchecked, the video or audio stream will
constantly be streamed to the network whether there are devices
viewing the channel or not.
To save on network bandwidth, it is recommended to check this function.
Once any setting has been changed, scroll down the page and click the Apply button to save and
apply the changes.
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HTTPS
HTTPS protocol allows creating a secure channel over an
insecure network in order to protect the data sent between
the device and its counterpart. Two things are required to have a secure communication –
encrypted data, and verified counterpart of the communication. To make sure that the messages
are being sent and received from true counterpart, the certificate is needed.
There are two methods to create certificates – Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and
Self-Signed Certificate.

Certificate Signing Request (CSR): User uses a signed certificate issued by trusted
Certification Authority (CA).

Self-Signed Certificate: User wants to use the certificate created and issued by user
himself.
Click Create or Create Self-Signed Certificate button and configure settings in the pop-up
screen to install the certificate.
Note that the new setting will only take effect after Save & Reboot.
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IEEE 802.1X
IEEE 802.1X is an IEEE standard for port-based Network Access
Control. 802.1X authentication involves three parties: a supplicant, an authenticator, and an
authentication server.
The supplicant is a client device (such as an encoder) that wishes to attach to the LAN/WLAN.
The authenticator is a network device, such as an Ethernet switch or wireless access point; and
the authentication server is typically a host running software supporting the RADIUS and EAP
protocols.
The authenticator acts like a security guard to a protected network. The supplicant (i.e., client
device) is not allowed access through the authenticator to the protected side of the network until
the supplicant’s identity has been validated and authorized. An analogy to this is providing a valid
passport at an airport before being allowed to pass through security to the terminal. With 802.1X
port-based authentication, the supplicant provides credentials, such as user name / password or
digital certificate, to the authenticator, and the authenticator forwards the credentials to the
authentication server for verification. If the authentication server determines the credentials are
valid, the supplicant (client device) is allowed to access resources located on the protected side
of the network.
Please enable IEEE 802.1x and configure settings on the screen below. Note that the new
setting will only take effect after “Save & Reboot”.
EAPOL Version V1 and V2 are the 802.1X communication types. User name and User
password area created by user and set in RADIUS server. Certificates and Private Key are
provided by RADIUS Server.
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If certificates or private key exist already, there will be a Remove button behind these items, in
order to remove these items when necessary.
After changing any of the items above, press Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not Applied yet.
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SNMP Setting
The SNMP Setting submenu displays the SNMP
configuration page.
SNMP provides an easy way to manage network devices. The main features are:
1. Monitoring device uptime
2. System detail description. (Ex: model name, model description and firmware version.)
3. Collect interface information. (Ex: MAC address, interface speed, local port.)
4. Measuring network interface throughput.
To use SNMP, just enable SNMP function in the device (SNMP agents) and run SNMP
management software in server (NMS: Network Management Station) to connect to the devices.
The SNMP agent supports versions V1, V2 and V3. SNMP V1 is the initial implementation of
SNMP. SNMP V2 is proposed to enhance the performance of management, such as the
communication of server and devices, the confirmation of information delivery and receipt.
Primary additions in SNMP V3 concern security and remote configuration enhancements.
SNMP V1/V2 uses the “Community” name as password to authenticate identity. “Read
Community” is the password for server to get information from devices. “Write Community” is the
password for server to edit values on devices. The default is “public” for Read Community and
“write” for Write Community. Of course, you can set any other password as your read/write
community.
You can enable V1, V2 or both. Click Apply after setup is complete.
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SNMP V3 uses account/password for authentication. “Security Name” is the account name to be
used with your “Password”. The default security name is “public” and the password must be at
least 8 characters long. You also can set any other security name or password.
Click “Apply” after setup is complete.
SNMP function is now enabled. You may now install and run the SNMP management software on
the computer server.
SNMP Trap Usage:
SNMP traps enable notifications from devices. Devices may send message to the management
server whenever significant events occur such as cold start, warm start and authentication failure.
The manager will get the information immediately and take action if necessary.
Cold start means device reboot by power disconnection. Warm start means device reboot by
firmware without power disconnection. If there other parties attempt to connect to the device with
wrong security password under SNMP V1, V2 or V3 setting, the device will send an
authentication failure message to the management server.
To enable SNMP Trap function in the device, type the IP address of the computer running the
SNMP management software and type trap community as password to allow server to get trap
message from device (Default is public). Select available traps and click “Apply”.
Device’s SNMP offers following information:
Group
System
Interface
Address
Translation
Description
Provide general information about the managed device.
Ex: system description, system name.
Provide general information from the physical interfaces.
Ex: interface speed, MAC address.
Provide information about the mapping between network addresses and physical
addresses for each physical interface
Ex: The IP/MAC addresses to connect to the managed device.
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IP
ICMP
TCP
UDP
SNMP
Provide the status and operation of Network Layer (Layer 3).
Ex: the information and traffic flow of received/delivered package.
Provide the status and statistics of ICMP.
Ex: amount of receive/error message of ICMP.
Provide the status and operation of Transport Layer (Layer 4) using TCP protocol.
Ex: TCP Local Port, incoming/outgoing TCP segments.
Provide the status and operation of Transport Layer (Layer 4) using UDP protocol.
Ex: UDP Local Port, in/out datagram.
Provide the related statistics through SNMP
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RTP
The RTP submenu allows the user to configure RTP
Settings.
If the RTSP Authentication is Enabled, then the RTP streaming will require account name and
password authentication.
If the RTP B2 Frame is Enabled then the B2 frame is added to every video frame, containing
additional information, such as motion detection status on each frame, digital input and
digital output levels, passive infrared status, other video intelligence data, frame counter,
frame-rate mode and the frame-rate, bitrate, resolution, timestamp and much more. The
user side can operate with video data easily, including event management, storage consumption
estimation, image resizing for preview, etc.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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Network (ToS, UPnP, Bonjour, ONVIF)
The Network menu vcontains the controls for following
functions:
Type of Service
UPnP
Bonjour
ONVIF
Type of Service
The Type of Service provides four (4) options to
define the priorities of how the data from the
device should be handled by the routers that
support ToS concept. By the default, the ToS
priority is set as Normal Service.
For special priority arrangement, there are three (3) more options:
Minimize Delay
Maximize Throughput
Maximize Reliability
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
UPnPTM
The UPnP
TM
section provides the option to
enable or disable the Universal Plug and Play
TM
capability of the device. Having the UPnP
enabled allows the other network devices to
seamlessly discover it on the network for
convenient identification and access.
The Friendly Name is a human-readable name for the device that will be displayed when the
device is found. By default, the serial number of the device is used as a friendly name; however,
the user can modify the name according to the project needs.
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After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
Most of the Windows-based computers have the capability to discover the devices that support
TM
UPnP . Below is the example of Windows 7: by clicking on the Network icon of Windows 7, the
PC will discover the devices instantly.
Bonjour
The Bonjour section provides the option to
enable or disable the ability of the device to be
discovered by the other network devices using
Bonjour protocol, developed by Apple Inc. Both
Bonjour and UPnP serve the similar purpose – to
discover devices conveniently.
Similarly to UPnP, the human readable Friendly Name can be defined by the user. That name
will be displayed when the device is found in the network. By default, the Friendly Name is the
serial number of the device; however, the user can modify the name according to the project
needs.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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ONVIF
The ONVIF section provides the option to
enable or disable the ability of the device to
be discovered by the other network devices
using the ONVIF protocol.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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IP Settings
The IP Settings menu provides the options to define how
the device would obtain its IP address; and to which DNS server should the device connect to, in
order to resolve domain names.
Connection Type
The Connection Type submenu allows defining the method
of obtaining the IP address of the device. By default, the device is in Dynamic IP Address mode
and attempts to get the IP address from a DHCP server. If such attempt fails after several
seconds (for example the DHCP server does not exist), the device will automatically assign itself
an IP address, listed under Static IP Address.
Host Name is used to identify the device by a DHCP server. In some networks with very strict
security policy, it is required that all the network devices should have their host name, and when
the devices attempt to access the network by requesting an IP address from a DHCP server, the
DHCP server would check if the host name is among the allowed devices. On this page, it is
possible to edit the Host Name and enable or disable the use of host name.
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Most installation projects include clear network topology and static IP addresses for each device.
In such cases, you can change the device to Static IP Address mode and modify the IP
Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway accordingly.
In some rare cases, the device may be connected to the control center over Internet. Usually, the
most cost efficient way is to use ADSL connection with PPPoE. To avoid the unexpected changes
of IP addresses by Internet Service Provider upon the restart of the device, it is recommended to
activate a DDNS service for such scenario, and let the control center connect to the device by the
domain name instead. Please refer to the DDNS section for more details.
To set the device in PPPoE mode, set the button to PPPoE and key in the User Name and
Password, provided by Internet Service Provider.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
The new IP address settings will only take effect after clicking System -> Save & Reboot.
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DNS
The DNS submenu allows setting up the Domain Name
Service for the device. The device will connect to the DNS
server when there is a need to resolve a domain name for sending data to.
The most common usage is the ftp or e-mail server in the Event Handler section is defined by
using domain names. Without having DNS service configured, the device would not know how to
resolve the domain names of FTP or e-mail servers.
It is possible to configure both Primary and Secondary DNS servers. The Secondary DNS
Server will be used when the connection to the Primary DNS Server fails.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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Video & Audio
The Video & Audio menu provides the options to adjust the
video quality, configure the streaming details of the device, and audio settings, which will be
described in the succeeding pages.
The default settings of the device are sufficient for most environments and the video adjustments
are not necessary. The following sections explain the ways to configure the video quality or
streaming details in case it is required to do so.
The [+] mark before Video indicates that the list can be expanded by clicking on it. Once
expanded, the list can later be collapsed again by clicking on the [-] mark.
Video
The Video submenu is further divided into tabs. The
functionality of each tab is explained separately below.
Upon opening the Video submenu, the live view of stream 1 is displayed. If Stream Mode in
Camera Options is set to Dual, then select which stream to display from the stream drop-down
box. For models with more than one (1) channel, select the channel to configure from the channel
drop-down box. Note that the channel drop-down box appears only in models with multiple
channel support.
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Usually, Stream-1 is configured to be high quality video with maximum resolution and frame rate
for recording purposes while Stream-2 is usually a moderate quality stream for live view purposes
of the VMS, to reduce VMS computing power during video decoding of multiple channels.
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Compression
The Compression section allows the user to define the compression settings of the video stream
1 and stream 2. The purpose of compression is to reduce the bandwidth and VMS storage
consumption.
Usually the stream 1 is configured to be the best quality stream for NVR recording purposes while
the stream 2 is configured to be with the basic quality for the live view of NVR, to minimize the
computing power of NVR used for video decoding.
Parameters
Encoder Type
H.264 Profile
Resolution
Frame Rate
Video Bit Rate Mode
(only for H.264)
Description
There are two encoder types available: H.264 (High Profile) and
MJPEG.
This item is available only if the Encoder Type is H.264.
The H.264 Profile defines the video compression scheme: High
Profile, Main Profile, and Baseline. These schemes vary from least
compressed, Baseline, to most compressed, High Profile. By
default, the H.264 Profile is High Profile, which provides the most
compression with the best video quality, but more computing power.
Some third-party video management system has longer latency or
takes more time to decode High Profile compression scheme, in this
case, you can select Main Profile or Baseline. In order to get the
same video quality, you can select a higher bit rate with lower
compression; this is the same as having a lower bit rate with a High
Profile. For example, a video on High Profile with 2M bit rate will have
the same video quality as a video with Baseline Profile at 3.5M bit
rate.
Depending on the device model, the number of available resolutions
may be different. The default resolution setting of the device may not
necessarily be the maximum resolution of the device. If the user
wants to use the maximum resolution, it is possible to do it here. The
maximum possible resolution of the stream 2 will be smaller than
stream 1.
Defines the amount of frames per second.
Under Constant Bit Rate mode (CBR), the device keeps the stable
bitrate regardless of the complexity of the scene. Under this mode,
the video quality may vary if the bit rate value is set too low. It is easier
to do storage and network bandwidth consumption estimations under
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this mode compared to Variable Bit Rate mode.
Under Variable Bit Rate mode (VBR), the device will keep the video
quality stable while the bit rate may occasionally go up or down,
depending on the complexity of the scene.
Defines the upper limit of the bitrate (only available under CBR
mode). The bitrate will be floating slightly under that limit. For
example, if the limit is set as 2M, the bitrate will be floating around
1.6~2.0 Mbps.
Video Max Bit Rate
(only for H.264)
Video Bit Rate
(only for H.264)
If the Video Max Bit Rate is chosen
as Unlimited, then the Video Bit
Rate selection box will appear that
defines the bit rate level.
Under CBR mode, when Video Max Bit Rate is chosen Unlimited,
the user can define the AVERAGE bit rate. For example, if the Video
Bit Rate is chosen 2M, then occasionally, the actual bit rate may go
below or beyond 2M, but in the long run, the average bit rate will be
very close to 2M. This mode allows the most accurate storage
estimations, however, while planning the bandwidth, please consider
the occasional peaks of bit rate.
H.264 Compression:
Quality
Under VBR mode, the bit rate will
be floating while the video quality
will be stable and follows the quality
standard set by the user. The user
can choose either High, Medium or Low quality. The higher is the
quality level, the more bit rate the device will use to achieve the target
quality.
MJPEG Compression:
The user can define the quality with the numeric scale from 1 to 100.
The default MJPEG quality is 60. The higher is the quality level, the
more bit rate the device will use to achieve the target quality.
GOP 1 I-frame
(only for H.264)
Under VBR mode it is possible to adjust the GOP length - that is the
occurrence rate of I-frames. By default, there is one I-frame per
second. For example, in case of 30fps, there will be 1 I-frame and 29
P-frames every second by default. When the GOP is changed to “1
I-frame per 5 seconds”, then there will be one I-frame, followed by 149
P-frames. In case of the static scenes, long GOP can further minimize
the bandwidth and storage consumption.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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Motion Detection
The Motion Detection section allows the user to configure the video motion detection system of
the device. Motion detection regions are based on the Stream 1. By default, there are three (3)
enabled pre-defined regions. For multiple channel devices, select the channel from the
drop-down box to set its motion detection.
Click Setup to adjust the motion detection regions or its parameters.
NOTE: Microsoft Internet Explorer browser is required to configure the motion detection
regions.
There are three independently configurable motion detection regions in the device. Each
motion detection region has 6 configuration parameters:
Enabled or disabled
Location of the region
Size of the region
Sensitivity
Trigger threshold
Trigger interval
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Enabled or Disabled
Each of the 3 motion detection regions can be enabled or disabled
individually. Look at the example: Only the region 1 is enabled while
2 and 3 are disabled. The disabled regions disappear from the
video display.
Note that the number of the motion detection region is written in
the upper left corner of the region.
Location of the region
You can move the motion detection region anywhere on the field of
view by dragging the top of the motion detection rectangle as
shown on the image. The motion detection regions may even be
overlapping if you like.
Size of the region
By dragging the lower right corner of the motion detection region
you can change the size of the region. The maximum size of the
region can even be as big as the whole screen.
Sensitivity
Sensitivity is the parameter that helps us distinguish actual moving targets (people, vehicles)
from the slightly moving background, such as leaves of the trees waving in the wind. In order to
avoid false alarms, we might want the device be able to ignore small motion. The higher is the
sensitivity level of the device the smaller shift of the object is needed to trigger the alarm. For
example, if the object within motion detection region has moved for about 1-3 pixels during two
video frames, then such small motion will be discarded by device if the sensitivity is low, and will
still trigger an alarm if the sensitivity is high. In other words, you can think of sensitivity level as a
reversed speed limit – the smaller is the sensitivity, the faster are the objects allowed to move
without being detected.
The biggest challenge of motion detection configuration is to find the settings that do not produce
false alarms and at the same time do not miss any actual intrusions. The rule of thumb is: the
sensitivity should be as high as possible while not producing false alarms. The default
sensitivity level of the devices is 70 (on a scale of 0-100) and it is a good setting for most
standard cases.
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Trigger threshold
Look at the moving object entering the
area of motion detection: although
moving quite slowly, it caused motion
activity
–
several
pixel
regions
reported a motion that was faster than
allowed “speed limit” of sensitivity
(70).
The blue graph on the right side of the
image shows how many percent of
pixels within the motion detection
region were considered as “currently in motion”. The activity panel itself is a timeline – for each
moment of time you can see the height of the blue bars. You may notice that at certain moment
the tallest bars in the activity graph reached about 25% (a quarter of the total height in activity
panel) – it means, 25% of this motion detection area were filled with moving pixels at that moment.
By visual observation you can also see that the object standing inside the motion detection region
indeed covers about 25% of its size.
What if the object is really small but moves rather fast (gets triggered by the current sensitivity
level)? For example, we want to detect people but not the cat walking in the room. Although both
people and cat may move with the speed that will trigger motion, they have different size of
triggered pixels. For example, a human passing by the motion detection region will trigger 25% of
pixels in that region while the cat would trigger only 2%. Since we want to have a real alarm in
case of human or vehicle passing by while ignoring birds, cats, butterflies, mice, etc, we need a
filter that can define how many percent of triggered pixels will be considered as a real alarm. This
parameter is called trigger threshold. The default value of trigger threshold is 10%. It means,
only the objects that are bigger than 10% of the motion detection region size and move faster
than allowed by sensitivity level (70) will produce actual alarm.
How to choose the most optimal trigger threshold level? The rule of thumb, keep the trigger
threshold as small as possible while not causing false alarms by the moving objects that
are not humans or vehicles.
You can have different sensitivity level and trigger threshold level for each motion detection
region.
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In order to understand all of the above even better, please refer to the table below containing four
possible combinations of settings using sensitivity level and trigger threshold percentage.
The objects listed in each cell will trigger an alarm under given settings:
Low threshold (0-5%)
Low sensitivity
(0-65)
Big and fast
High threshold (5-100%)
Big and fast
Small and fast
Big and fast
High sensitivity
(65-100)
Big and fast
Big and slow
Small and fast
Big and slow
Small and slow
The device’s default sensitivity is 70 and threshold is 10%. By these default values, only
the rabbit and the turtle would trigger an alarm while the butterfly and the snail would be
ignored by the motion detection system.
Important: Please remember that changing the size of the motion detection region has an impact
on the threshold – the bigger is the size of the motion detection region the smaller should be the
threshold value if you want the same object size to trigger motion. For example, if you increase
the motion detection region to twice the previous size, please remember to reduce the threshold
to half its original value (from 10% to 5%). On the other hand, changing the location of the motion
detection region has no impact on threshold.
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Trigger interval
The last configuration item is the trigger interval. It is the time period from the beginning of the
triggered event during which the all motion activities are ignored by the device. This is designed
to avoid needless repetitive reporting of the same intrusion. Trigger interval 20 seconds would
mean that when the even happens, device will take certain one-time actions and ignore the
continuing activity in the motion detection region for 20 seconds. When 20 seconds are over, the
device will produce a new alarm if there are still action in the motion detection region, and take
actions again.
There is one more item on the Motion Detection configuration
page which was not explained above – the Profile of Motion
Detection. Think of them as Profile 1 (Runtime MD Profile) and
Profile 2 (Event MD Profile). It means that you can configure
two independent groups of Motion Detection regions with at most 3 regions in each group.
Normally, the Profile 1 (Runtime MD Profile) is used as an active profile of the device. However, in
some cases it is possible to let the device switch to Profile 2 by using the Event Handler system
of the device.
For example, you might want to have different motion detection parameters for day and night time.
Then the two profiles become really handy. In such case, remember to configure the motion
detection parameters for both profiles before moving on to configure the event response system.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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Image
The Image section allows the user to control certain parameters of a video frame.
Parameters
Video Flipping /
Video Mirroring
Brightness
Contrast
Saturation
Sharpness
Description
Check this box to flip the video up-down and left-right to achieve the
180-degree rotation effect.
Select the Brightness value (0~100). The higher the value, the
brighter the image.
Contrast adjusts the separation of the dark and bright areas of an
image. Select the Contrast level (0~100). Increasing contrast makes
the dark areas darker and bright areas brighter.
Saturation makes colors appear more vivid. Select the Saturation
level (0~100). The higher the value, the more saturated the image
becomes.
Sharpness makes the contours of the image more distinct. Select the
Sharpness level (0~255). The higher the value, the sharper the
image.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
The Restore image settings to default button is a quick way of restoring factory default image
settings without needing to reset the whole device to factory default.
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OSD/Privacy Mask
The section OSD / Privacy Mask allows user to do one of the two on-video operations:
1. Add text to the upper or lower left corner of the video. This function is called On-Screen
Display (OSD) or Text Overlay. It is possible to display the camera name, date and time, IP
address or any custom text as Text Overlay. The text is kept as small as possible and is
not resizable. The text can be read normally when the video is enlarged on the display to 1:1
ratio. The purpose of having the text so small is to provide sufficient legal evidence while
blocking the smallest possible area of the video to avoid valuable video evidence being
blocked by text overlay. The text will be embedded into video and cannot be removed later
upon playback or export.
2. Cover up some sensitive areas of the video that should not be captured by the camera, such
as manager’s computer screen or bathroom entrance. This function is called Privacy Mask.
It is possible to configure several independent regions for masking. Microsoft Internet
Explorer browser is required to configure the Privacy Mask. The privacy masks will be
embedded into video and cannot be removed later upon playback or export.
On-Screen Display (OSD)
It is possible to define up to 4 regions of text. If more than 1 region of text is enabled and
positioned in the same location, then the texts will appear one below another, row by row.
In the example above, one region of text was enabled with blue color and 50% transparency,
located at left lower corner and containing the text of “Office View“ together with current date. The
date would be automatically changing every day, according to camera’s date and time settings.
The result of the example configuration would look like this (Live View page, 1:1 scale):
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Below is the list of characters with special meaning that can be used in the text field:
Parameters
%YYYY
%YY
%MM
%DD
%hh
%mm
%ss
%H
%C
%X
%N
Description
Year in four-digit format. For example, 2008
Year in two-digit format. For example, 08
Month in two-digit format. For example, 01 for January, 12 for December
Date in two-digit format. 01~31
Hour in two-digit format. 00~23. Note that only 24-hour indication is
supported.
Minutes in two-digit format. 00~59
Seconds in two-digit format. 00~59
a hyphen, "-"
a colon, ":"
a slash, "/"
show Camera Name (It might be truncated if exceeds max OSD length)
After changing any of the items above, press Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not Applied yet.
Privacy Mask
The Privacy Mask section allows the user to cover up some sensitive areas of the video that
should not be captured by the device, such as a manager’s computer screen or bathroom
entrance. It is possible to configure several independent regions for masking.
It is possible to set up to 4 regions of privacy masks. The adjustment of the privacy mask region
can be done when the region is checked under the Setup column.
NOTE: This feature is recommended for fixed and vari-focal cameras only. Due to continuous
camera movements, PTZ and zoom cameras may yield inaccurate results when used with this
feature.
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You may resize and drag the region the
same way as the motion detection
regions: upper bar that contains the
number of the region can be used for
dragging the region across the video
while the white box at the right lower
corner of the privacy mask region can be
used for resizing the region.
There are 4 pre-defined color options for privacy masks. If the user wants to use any other colors,
please use URL commands to set up the privacy mask instead. To do that, please refer to the
Guide that explains the use of URL commands.
When switching back to live view, the privacy mask would look like this:
For PTZ device models, the privacy mask is dynamic. Thus, when the device is panned to other
directions, the region that is originally covered remains covered for privacy. Also, the user can
only select one color for all 4 privacy masks.
Please note that the Privacy Masks will take effect for both Stream 1 and Stream 2.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
NOTE: It may take several seconds to update the region location on video display after pressing
Apply!
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On-Screen Graphics (OSG)
On-Screen Graphics (OSG) is a new feature that allows placing custom image files on the top of
the video as a layer. For example, it can be used as a watermark for security purposes, or a
brand logo in the corner of the video image.
There is no interface within Web Configurator to configure On-Screen Graphics since it is
a rarely used feature. The URL commands can be used to complete the task instead.
The image that can be used as OSG has to be in YUV format (Image raster graphics) before
uploading to the camera. There are several freeware converters available that convert images to
YUV format.
For example, one free trial version of YUV converter can be downloaded from Sunrayimage.com:
http://www.sunrayimage.com/download/YUVTools_3.0_trial.zip
We do not guarantee the performance, terms of usage or availability of this product. The user has
to read the terms of use first and proceed with installation if the terms are acceptable.
Please note that the image should not be larger than 640x480 pixels and should contain an even
number of pixels. The image, once uploaded, cannot be resized. Therefore, please make sure
that you have the image with the right size before uploading to the camera.
For example, we have the BMP logo with the size 204x106 that has been converted into YUV:
When the image is ready, upload it to the camera by the following URL command:
http://192.168.0.100/cgi-bin/cmd/encoder?OSG_IMAGE
Upon successful entry of user name ans password, the following upload window will appear.
Browse for the yuv file in your computer that you had prepared and press Apply.
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When done, use another URL command to configure its position:
http://192.168.0.100/cgi-bin/cmd/encoder?OSG_CONFIG=
1,0,0,240,106,EB8080,4
... where the 7 parameters behind OSG_CONFIG mean following:
Parameter
Position
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Description
1 means enabled, 0 means disabled
X position
Y position
Width of the image
Height of the image
YYUUVV value of the background color of the image that is to be blended
Transparency level: 0 means 0%, 1 means 25%, 2 means 50%, 3 means
75%, 4 means 100%
The result would look like this:
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Audio
The Audio submenu is used to configure the audio input and
output settings of the video channel.
Parameters
Channel
(for multi-channel
encoders only)
Audio In
Audio In Level
Audio In Format
Audio Out Volume
Description
Select the video channel to adjust its audio settings.
The option “Enabled” would activate incoming audio. The option
“Disabled” would turn off the incoming audio. In such case, the video
stream is captured without audio.
Use this function to adjust the sensitivity level of the audio input.
NOTE: Available only if the Audio In is enabled.
Choose the audio compression format.
NOTE: Available only if the Audio In is enabled.
The audio out volume level can be adjusted in the scale of 0-100. It
will only influence the volume level of the PC speakers but not the
external speakers connected directly to the encoder.
The volume level can be adjusted from 0 up to 100. Where “0” mutes the audio and 100 is the
maximum volume.
This volume control appears in user interface only when the Audio-in function of the device has
been Enabled.
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Event
This section describes how to setup the Event Handler, which deals with how the IP devices
respond to situations. Each IP device can have a maximum of 10 Event Rules. Each rule includes
one single trigger, and one or many responses. Several types of responses are available. And
there are multiple external servers for the device to interact with.
When setting up Event Handler, there are four types of settings. Event Server, Event
Configuration, Event Rules and Manual Event
Click the
item before Event to expand the list.
Event Server
Event servers define whom the device may interact with. They can be other servers or devices
on the network, or even the device itself. Event Configuration sets up a list of what to tell the
other party during interaction. Event list lays down the rules and conditions about when to initiate
which responses from which triggers. The options available for Event rules are selected from
the event servers and event configurations.
Event servers are classified as FTP servers, SMTP servers and HTTP servers
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FTP Server
FTP servers can receive snapshot or video uploads that are issued as part of the response from
event handlers. You may setup one FTP server.
To setup FTP servers, make sure to enter the Network Address of FTP server, the Network
(FTP) Port, the User Name and Password of FTP account, connection Mode (Passive or
Active) and Max. Connection Time before timeout.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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SMTP Server
SMTP servers can send email upon request from the IP device. The email can be a simple
subject and text email, or attached with snapshot / video. You may setup two SMTP servers. The
device will first attempt to send the message via the Primary email SMTP server. If the first
attempt fails (after the Max connecting time), then the device will attempt to send via the
secondary SMTP server. If the device sends email successfully via the primary SMTP server,
then it will not use the secondary SMTP server.
To setup SMTP servers, make sure to enable the SMTP account and choose the proper
Authentication Type. There are many types available. The default is Login. We recommend you
to use Auto Detection. Available authentication types include: Auto Detection, None, Login,
Plain, Cram MD5, Digest MD5 and PoP Relay. Please also enter the User Name,
Password,
the Email Address displayed as sender (can be different than the user name), Network (SMTP
server) Address, Network (SMTP server) Port number and Max Connection Time before
timeout (in seconds).
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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HTTP Server
HTTP CGI servers are programs that run on web sites or many devices. They can be custom
programmed to perform a large variety of actions based upon the input. You can define which
CGI server to connect to here, and the user / password required to log into the target server. The
actual message / command is setup in the Notification messages / URL commands section. You
may define two separate CGI servers.
IP devices are also CGI servers. This means that IP devices can now issue commands to each
other, which creates endless possibilities for highly coordinated response. The IP device can also
give a loopback command to itself, in effect changing almost all possible settings dynamically. For
detail on the commands used to control the devices, please contact your customer
representative.
An example will help you gain a better sense of how to utilize this unique function. Device A is a
fixed device that looks at a corridor leading to the main hall. It has a motion detection window
located near the point where the corridor arrives at the large hall. Device B is a PTZ device
located in the hall, which is usually left on auto-tour patrol. When motion activity in the motion
detection region triggers MD1 in Device A, this then in turn activates an event rule in Device A
that gives out a command to Device B. Device B would then swivel to the preset point where the
corridor leads into the entrance and switch to higher bit rate to temporarily provide clearer image.
After the event ends, Device B will go back to its normal routine in lower bit rate.
To setup HTTP servers, make sure to enable the HTTP server, enter the user name, the user
password, Network (HTTP Server) address, Network (HTTP Server) port number and Max
connection time before timeout (in seconds).
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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Event Configuration
Event configurations are the responses to be performed when an event is triggered. For most
types of responses, you can create several different preset responses, then mix and match in
event rules.
The configurable responses are classified as Digital I/O ports, Notification messages, Upload
Video/Snapshot and Audio and Send URL Commands.
Digital I/O Ports
Digital input/output ports are used to connect digital input (DI) and digital output (DO) devices. DI
is a trigger device like a switch or sensor (e.g. “panic button”), which when pressed or triggered,
notifies the device to perform specific actions or the DO device to respond. DO’s can be alarms or
lights, etc.
The Digital I/O Ports page displays the number of available DI and DO ports on the device, which
varies depending on device model.
Digital I/O Ports Section of V21 / V22
DI: To configure the digital input device, define the active level and trigger interval of the DI. The
default Active Level is “0”, which means the DI device remains inactive unless triggered. A good
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example is a “panic button”, which always stays in inactive mode “0” until the button is pressed;
when the button is pressed, its active level becomes “1” which means the DI is triggered. Active
level “1” returns back to “0” (inactive mode) after the specified Interval. The Interval is the
duration of time when the trigger remains in active mode which is also the minimum time interval
between the previous trigger and the next. For example, if the interval is set to “5 seconds”, the DI
will not respond if the “panic button” is pressed within 3 seconds after the previous trigger. To
issue another trigger, click the button after 5 seconds from the previous trigger.
DO: To configure the digital output device, define the active level and response interval. The
default Active Level is “1”, which means the DO will turn to active mode and respond once
triggered. The duration of its response will last according to the set Interval. A good example is
an alarm siren, wherein the siren will start sounding only when it is triggered by an event or
another device like a DI. The siren will stop sounding once the set interval time elapsed.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not yet applied or saved.
Setting Configurable DI/DO Ports (for V23 / V24 only)
There are four (4) DIO ports for V23 and V24 models. These DIO ports can be configured to
either DI or DO on the I/O column. Every video channel can have up to 4 DIs and 4 DOs. Check
the channel number box on the Channel column to assign a video channel for that port.
A DO port is automatically associated to every video channel thus the channel numbers on
Channel are automatically checked for the port that is set as DO.
Digital I/O Ports Section of V23 / V24
By default, the Active Level of each ports are “0”, which means the DI/DO device will remain
inactive unless triggered. The duration of its response will last according to the set Interval.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not yet applied or saved.
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Notification Message
*Pre-requisites: SMTP server / HTTP CGI server setup.
*Pre-requisites: SMTP server / HTTP CGI server setup.
Notification messages may be sent to either an email or a HTTP CGI server. If sent to a CGI
server, it works the same as an URL command, but it does not allow a second message at end of
event. You may configure up to three preset massages. You can configure a message, but
disable it. This will allow you to keep the settings without using it, which will be useful in testing
and troubleshooting.
To setup Notification Messages, make sure to enable the message and then determine what type
of message to send (HTTP CGI or email).
If you are sending to CGI server, you need to enter the CGI path, the URL command itself, and an
optional message.
If you are sending email, please enter the recipient E-Mail address, the email subject, and the
body message.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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Upload Video/Snapshot and Audio
*Pre-requisites: SMTP server / FTP server / HTTP CGI server setup.
IP devices may send video recording / snapshots to your chosen server upon event. Video will be
in .RAW format, while snapshots will be .JPG files. You can define up to three groups of settings
to upload video/snapshot. Snapshots can be sent to E-Mail, FTP Server, or HTTP CGI, while
video can only be uploaded to FTP or HTTP CGI servers. If Audio in is enabled in device, the
uploaded video will include audio.
The parameters needed to setup this function are different for each task combination (snapshot /
ftp or video / HTTP… etc), and are explained below:
UI
Enable
Upload Media
Snapshot
Type
Upload Media to
Upload Period
Video
Email
FTP
CGI
FTP
CGI
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
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Snapshot
Type
Upload Media To
Image during
Upload Period
Video
Email
FTP
CGI
Y
Y
Y
Pre-Buffer Time
Image File Name
Y
Upload Path
FTP
CGI
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
CGI Path &
Y
Program
E-Mail Recipients
Y
Subject
Y
Video Source
Y
Y
Y
Local
Storage
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Upload Video/snapshot and Audio checkbox: this decides if this rule is in effect, or disabled.
Sometimes it is useful to keep the settings for troubleshooting purposes, but keep them as
disabled.
Upload Media to: these define the task at hand, and change the field that needs to be filled out.
Upload Period: IP device will provide video/snapshots for the number of seconds here. It will
stop uploading video/snapshot at the end of this period. If you have video management software
recording from this device at the same time, the normal recording through NVR will not be
affected, and goes on throughout the event period and afterwards. But the special upload session
will end as the event ends.
Image during Upload Period: This is used only by snapshots. This tells the device how many
snapshots it should attempt to capture during the Upload Time. If this value is set to 0, then the IP
device will attempt to capture as many snapshots as possible. Depending upon the device
loading, the number of snapshots taken may not reach the number you specified.
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Pre-Buffer Time: This is only used by video. If this is set to more than 0, then the IP device will
start to buffer video in its internal memory. The maximum pre buffer is 10 seconds. When an
event requires video upload, the IP device will first upload the video taken right before the event
then keep uploading until it reaches the upload time.
Image File Name/ Upload Path: You will need to specify rule for file names and upload paths
(upload path is not needed for Email. Just put a slash “/” in the field). The rules contain flexible
parameters. A sample rule and corresponding filename will look like this:
Front_Door_%YYYY_%MM_%[email protected]%hh%mm%ss
[email protected]
Upload Path folders may also be named dynamically. For the IP device to create folders on FTP
and HTTP CGI servers properly, your FTP/CGI account will need to have permission to create
folders. For syntax on auto naming, please see online help or the inset box at the end of this
section.
The symbol “%” cannot be the first character in filename or upload path. Please use either an
alphabet or a number as the starting character. For Upload Path, be sure to start and end eith a
backslash“\”. An example will be : \Backgate%MM%DD\
To properly track images and videos, a well thought out naming rule is necessary. Below is a
table of automatic variables available to design a proper naming system, which may be used
both on files and folders.
Symbol
%YYYY
Description
Example
4 digits for year
2009 for year 2009
the last 2 digits of 4 digits year
09 for year 2009
%MM
two digits for month. 01~12
01 for January
%DD
two digits for date. 01~31
01 for the 1st day of a month
%hh
two digits for hour. 00~23
%mm
two digits for minute. 00~59
%ss
two digits for second. 00~59
%W
a space character. ' '
''
%N
device name
device-1
%Y
File serial counter. It starts from 1 in every
1,2,3,4,5,...
%YY
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uploading task. The counter will be increased by
1 for next uploading file.
Example
1. Entrance-%YYYY-%MM-%[email protected]%hh%mm%ss for time 2009/06/05 22:50:30.
The full name is [email protected]
2. X_%w-%N_TEST%Y for device name is 'my-device' and three successive uploaded files.
The full names of these three files are:
X_ -my-device_TEST1, X_ -my-device_TEST2, X_ -my-device_TEST3
CGI path & Program: Some CGI servers may require special info and settings. Please refer to
CGI server designer for this section. IP devices do not allow upload of Snapshots / Video into
their embedded CGI servers.
E-Mail Recipient / Subject: When uploading video/ snapshots via email, these fields are
required.
Video Source: Choosing the video source from video 1 or video 2.
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Send URL commands
*Pre-requisites: HTTP CGI server setup.
*Pre-requisites: SMTP server / HTTP CGI server setup.
URL commands can be sent to HTTP CGI servers upon event. This provides the possibility of
highly intelligent response upon event. IP devices and many other devices also have embedded
CGI servers that may be controlled.
When Event Handler sends an URL command, it will send one set of command when the event is
trigged, and another as the event becomes inactive. Depending on the CGI design, the URL
commands may be able to be stringed together, and multiple commands may be issued in a
single line.
An example would be when the access control device at the entrance detects an entry, this
device provides a DI signal to the PTZ device, and triggers an event. This event then sends a
loopback command to the PTZ Device itself (by setting its own IP as the HTTP CGI server). The
PTZ Device then moves to a preset location, stays until the event is over, and then moves back to
another location. At the same time it moves to the pre-set location, it increases the bitrate from
1M to 3M, and the frame rate from 4 fps to 8 fps. The bitrate / fps changes are reverted at the end
of event.
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Event List
You may define a maximum of 10 Event rules, which will be shown in abbreviated form in the
Event List panel. It will display under each Event ID, the days of the week it will be active, the
start time and duration of the active period, the type of the source of trigger, and the actions used
in the response. If the row is grayed out, this means the rule is currently not enabled and stays
inactive.
For device models with multiple video channels, select first the video channel to configure from
the channel box.
You may start creating a new event by clicking the event ID number in the list, for example “2”.
There are several parts to the Event rule:
When is It Active?
You may choose to enable the rule or not. The settings will be kept in internal memory even if the
event rule is disabled. Select the days in a weekly cycle in which this rule and schedule is active.
Determine the start time and duration of the active period. For example, a rule that lets motion
detection trigger snapshot uploads to FTP would only take place after 19:00 each day for 12
hours. Outside of this time the rule will not be active.
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In the example below, the event handler rule is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How is It Triggered?
Events may be triggered by one of the several sources. In the example below, Motion Detection
region 1 is used as the event trigger.
You may also ask the event to be repeatedly triggered during this scheduled time. The interval is
determined in minutes. You may use this with email / FTP upload to take snapshots at regular
intervals.
Scheduler: The trigger occurs on the specified time. Set the frequency of the occurence in
Occur Every (minutes).
DIs: The device may be triggered by a digital input. Select the digital input and make sure to
configure it on the Event Configuration page.
Motion: You may trigger the event if one or many Motion Detection regions encounter a motion
trigger. Trigger from any of them will initiate the event. The duration of event will be the same as
the MD trigger length, or the Trigger interval time, defined in the Motion Detection section on
Video Adjust page.
Video Loss: This event is triggered when the analog video input is disconnected, which makes
the video status as “lost”. The video status returns to “normal” when the device receives the
analog video signal. A common scenario is for the encoder to send an email to the adminstrator
when the video signal is lost, and activate the DO signal to alarm that persists until the analog
signal is restored.
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Video Recovery: This event is triggered when the analog video input is detected by the encoder.
A common scenario is for the encoder to activate a DO signal such as a light to indicate that video
is being viewed.
Device boots successfully: This will trigger the event responses once the device boots up. You
can use this to create a notification system that keeps record of when the device has been
rebooted via email.
Reboot device: This triggers the event response when the device is shut down via web UI “Save
and Reboot”. Use this to keep record of when was the device setting edited. Note that this will not
take effect when the device is unplugged, as this is not normal shutdown.
Fail to write storage (with storage card only): Trigger occurs when there is an error in writing
data to the memory card.
Remove storage media (with storage card only): Trigger occurs when the memory card is
suddenly removed from the device.
What Responses Will Occur?
Available responses vary depending on what triggered the event.
Digital Output: This is a useful link to other devices. Click to include this in the response for this
rule. Select the digital output and make sure to configure it on the Event Configuration page.
Send notification Message: Select from the three pre-defined messages which you’ve setup in
the Event Configuration section. You may enable multiple messages at the same time. For
sending Email, please limit the recipient to one per event rule. If you need to send email to more
than one recipient, please use separate event rules triggered by the same trigger.
Upload video/snapshots and Audio: Select which of the event configurations to include in this
response set. If you are sending email via upload video and sending notification message at the
same time, the system will automatically merge the two emails into one. The subject and image
will be based upon the Upload snapshot Event configuration enabled, but the message in the
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body text will be based upon the Notification messages. In general, please stick to the “one email
per event rule” limit for best performance.
If you are recording to local storage, it is recommended to set only one continuous recording for
each video stream or source to ensure optimum performance.
Change Motion Detection profile: This will switch the profile of the selected Motion Detection
region from Runtime profile to Event profile. The profile will return to runtime settings at the end of
this event. You may program one motion detection region to be disabled at runtime, but enable it
with event handler under some circumstances.
Send URL command: Select the URL command to include in the response set. Two different
commands will be sent at the time when the event is triggered and un-triggered.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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Manual Event
You may select one event per channel in the Manual Event section to be triggered via web user
interface.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
Once selected, the trigger button on the video display screen will show as clickable. Click to
trigger the selected event. This is useful during event rule testing.
The live view panel would look like this:
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Local Storage Management
The cameras that come with built-in local storage capability will have the Local Storage menu
shown on the Setup Page when a memory card is inserted into the memory card slot of the
device.
Video recording configurations such as the length of recording, video stream, etc. must be setup
on the Event Configuration menu (see Event Configuration on page 64). After setting the
Upload Video configurations, create an event on the Event List menu (see Event List on page
72) to either record the video on a scheduled time or when triggered by an event. Note that only
videos can be recorded on the memory card, snapshots are not.
Make sure to “format” the memory card through the Web Configurator before using the card for
the first time or if the card has been used in other devices.
NOTE: It is recommended to use more than 2 GB of memroy card to ensure recording
perfornance.
Click the
Local Storage menu on the Setup Page. Three (3) submenu items are available –
Status, Utilities, and File Management. If the memory card has not been formatted or mounted,
the File Management submenu is grayed out and cannot be accessed.
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Status
When the mass storage has not been formatted or mounted yet, the encoder would not know the
status of the storage, and the output would be as follows:
If the mass storage has been formatted or mounted already, the Status page will show the details
of the storage:
If there is a memory card installed on the device, the Storage Media Type will show “Micro SD”.
NOTE: Supports microSDHC and microSDXC cards only.
The capacity of the disk is shown in Gigabytes.
The file system is Linux based EXT3, which is different from Windows based PC file systems. If
you remove the storage from the encoder and plug it directly to Windows based PC, it may not be
able to read its content. The chapter File Management explains the correct ways of accessing
files on the local storage.
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Utilities
The “Utilities” are responsible for managing the storage itself rather than the files on the storage.
There are three utilities – Mount, Format and Scan.
Mount
When the Mount storage media button shows “Mount” button then it means that the mass storage
has been inserted to the encoder, but the connection between encoder and the storage has not
been established yet. By pressing the “Mount” button, the storage becomes active. It is then
possible to check the Status of the disk, write or read data on the disk, remotely access the
storage by Web Configurator or FTP client, etc.
When pressing the “Mount” button, the mounting process will start.
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Unmount
Once the drive has been mounted, it can later be unmounted by pressing the “Unmount” button, if
necessary.
That Unmount function is used when the encoder is to be shut down for maintenance or when the
mass storage has to be physically removed for some reason. The purpose of unmounting is to
protect the currently processed data on mass storage at the moment of removal of the storage. If
the local storage is being used by the encoder and some videos are being recorded to the disk,
then the sudden shutdown or removal of the disk without unmounting may corrupt the file that is
currently being used by the encoder. The rest of the files are not influenced in any way. Please
note that “Save&Reboot” function of the encoder also does unmounting automatically for the
user.
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Mount Failure
If the inserted disk’s file system is not EXT3, then the Mounting would fail and an error message
would appear.
The common reason is that the disk may have previously been used in other file systems, such
as Windows based PC or photo camera. If the disk does not have the right file system, then you
will get an error message. In that case the disk has to be formatted first. ACTi devices provide a
convenient formatting function within Web Configurator.
Format
When the disk is inserted to the encoder for the first time, it is recommended to format it, to make
sure the file system of the disk would be compatible with the encoder. If the disk has already been
mounted, the “Format” button is grayed out, unmount the disk first to enable the “Format” button.
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Format Failure
If the disk is damaged or it is not within the specifications of the encoder, the formatting may fail.
When this happens, there is no way to continue using that disk, and it has to be replaced with a
proper one.
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Scan
To check the “health” of the disk, it is possible to use the “Scan” function. If the disk has already
been mounted, the “Scan” button is grayed out, unmount the disk first to enable the “Scan”
button.
Scan Failure
The scanning would fail if the disk is not recognized by the encoder. Make sure that the disk has
been properly formatted and mounted to the encoder.
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File Management
The File Management submenu allows users to graphically see the amount of videos recorded
on the memory card through its timeline, as well as the type of triggers that may have occured
during the recording.
NOTE: Make sure to “format” the memory card first when using the card for the first time or if the
card has been used in other devices.
Click a video timeslot from the timeline bar to select and view its snapshot. A selected video
timeslot is indicated by a blue bar.
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NOTE: The Snapshot window is available only when using Internet Explorer browsers.
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Item
Snapshot Window
Channel
Time of Selected Video
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Start Time of Timeline Bar
View Event
Description
Displays the snapshot of the selected video timeslot.
For multiple channel encoder, select the channel to view.
Shows the time of the selected video timeslot. Click the
arrow buttons to scroll the timeline bar to the previous or next
page.
The starting time (left side) of the timeline bar.
Check the box to view events recorded when the following is
triggered:
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MD (Motion Detection): When MD box is checked, the
timeline bar will show red bars if motion is detected on
a timeslot.
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DI (Digital Input): When DI box is checked, the timeline
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bar will show green bars if the digital input is triggered
on a timeslot.
NOTE: The triggering action should last at least 1 second to
display the trigger on the timeline bar. Although video
recording is accurately triggered and done, the timeline bar,
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Go to Current Time
Timeline Bar:
S1 (Video Stream 1)
S2 (Video Stream 2)
however, will not display the corresponding trigger,
Click the button to go the current time.
Allows users to browse and select the recorded videos by
timeslot. Video recorded from stream 1 is shown on S1
timeline bar, while video from stream 2 is shown on S2. The
bars on the timeline bar indicate each video timeslot.
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the snapshot is shown on the window.
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Blue bar indicates the current selected video timeslot;
End Time of Time Bar
Time Unit

Dark gray bar indicates a recording is present.
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Light gray bar indicates no recording.
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Red bar indicates motion is detected on that timeslot.
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Green bar indicates the digital input is triggered on that
timeslot.
The ending time (right side) of the timeline bar.
Select the unit of time to use to display the timeline bar. The
default time unit is by “Hour”.
How to Export Video?
1. Select the starting point of the video to export from timeline bar. The bar turns blue.
2. Click the right mouse button and select Mark Export Start.
3. Click the ending point of the video to export. The bar turns blue.
4. Click the right mouse button and select Mark Export End. The scope of the starting to the
ending timeslot is marked blue.
5. Click the right mouse button and select Export Video.
6. Save the video file (.raw).
The exported video can be played back using Archive Player, a free video player tool,
downloadable from the website
(http://www2.acti.com/corpweb/Tools/ProductSelector/SupportToolsUtilities.aspx)
NOTE: The encoder memory is allocated to deliver continuous live streaming to all connected
users or devices, such as for NVR recording purposes. The encoder will store as many P-frames
as possible on the memory card. However, due to device memory limitation, the encoder may
record only the I-frames on the memory card. To increase the number of P-frames to record on
the memory card, it is recommended to lower the FPS, bit rate and resolution of Stream 1 (see
Compression on page 46).
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System
The System menu provides the list of functions that help
manage the device. The [+] mark before System indicates
that the list can be expanded by clicking on it. Once expanded, the list can later be collapsed
again by clicking on the [-] mark.
User Account
The User Account submenu allows the users to define the
user management tasks, such as:
1. Change the account name or password of the Root account that has a full access to the
device.
2. Create up to 10 common users that only have an access for live view and PTZ control.
3. Enable/disable the option of seeing the live view without needing user name and password
(anonymous login), which is especially convenient function for device installers on the field.
For security reasons, account name and password is always required when entering Setup
page of Web Configurator or when trying to access device or change settings by URL
commands.
After changing any of the items above, click Apply to save the changes. The Reset button
undoes the changes that had just been made but not applied yet.
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System Info
The System Info submenu provides the full information
about device status, settings and log. This information is very
helpful while doing the device configuration, maintenance or troubleshooting.
The Server Report is a convenient way of exporting the full list of device related information in a
text format, so that it can be sent to the technical support team for faster service.
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Factory Default
The Factory Default subemenu allows the device settings
be reset to the original factory settings.
If you want to keep network settings and restore other settings to factory default, please select
the first option. If you select the second one instead, all the settings would be removed during
factory default. You will have to use factory default IP setting to connect to this device.
Firmware Upload
The Firmware Upload submenu allows remote upgrade or
downgrade of device firmware. The upgrade to newer
version is usually done in order to gain new functions or fix existing bugs or limitations while
downgrade to older version is used mostly for integration purposes where the newly purchased
device model comes with the newer firmware version than supported by a third party video
management system of a given project.
The firmware image file can be downloaded from the website. It has the file extension “.upg”.
After pressing Apply button, it is possible to browse for firmware image file that has already been
downloaded to the computer that has the Web Configurator running.
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Click Browse to select the upload image file. Click the Apply button to start the upload.
Once the process is finished, you will get an OK message and system will reboot itself.
Save & Reboot
The Save & Reboot submenu allows saving the settings
and rebooting the device remotely. This is critical because
some settings might not take effect before save & reboot.
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Logout
Clicking this item allows you to log out of the IP device. Be sure to logout
this IP device once you have completed all the tasks via Web Configurator.
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