iVMS-4200 Client Software User Manual Version 1.02

iVMS-4200 Client Software User Manual Version 1.02
iVMS-4200 Client Software User Manual
Version 1.02
Contents
Chapter 1. Overview ......................................................................................................................................................... 3
1.1 Description............................................................................................................................................................ 3
1.2 Running Environment ........................................................................................................................................... 3
Chapter 2. Starting iVMS-4200 ....................................................................................................................................... 4
2.1 User Registration .................................................................................................................................................. 4
2.2 Wizard for Importing Device ................................................................................................................................ 4
2.3 User Login ............................................................................................................................................................ 9
2.4 Control Panel and Main Menu Bar Introduction ................................................................................................ 10
2.5 Account Management ......................................................................................................................................... 13
Chapter 3. Connecting and Local Management for DVR, NVR and Network Cameras ......................................... 15
3.1 Device Adding in the Device Management Interface ......................................................................................... 15
3.1.1 Adding Device ......................................................................................................................................... 15
3.1.2 Device Configuration............................................................................................................................... 17
3.2 Adding a Camera Group ..................................................................................................................................... 18
3.3 Live View............................................................................................................................................................ 19
3.3.1 Basic Operations in Live View ................................................................................................................ 21
3.3.2 Capture in Live View ............................................................................................................................... 22
3.3.3 PTZ Control in Live View ....................................................................................................................... 23
3.4 Alarm and Event in Live View............................................................................................................................ 27
3.4.1 View Alarm /Event Information ............................................................................................................... 27
3.4.2 Alarm Log Linkage .................................................................................................................................. 28
3.4.3 Block the Alarm from Certain Device ..................................................................................................... 29
3.5 Local Recording and Capture ............................................................................................................................. 31
3.5.1 Recording and Picture Capturing on the host PC for the iVMS-4200 ..................................................... 31
3.6 Local Playback.................................................................................................................................................... 32
3.6.1 Playback of Local Stored Files ................................................................................................................ 32
3.6.2 Instant Playback ....................................................................................................................................... 34
3.7 E-map Management ............................................................................................................................................ 35
3.7.1 Adding a E-map ....................................................................................................................................... 35
3.7.2 The Hot Spot Function ............................................................................................................................. 37
3.7.3 The Hot Region Function ........................................................................................................................ 41
Chapter 4. Remote Control and Management for DVR, NVR and Network Cameras ........................................... 43
4.1 Remote Recording .............................................................................................................................................. 43
4.1.1 Recording on the Storage Device on the DVR, NVR or Network Camera ............................................. 43
4.1.2 Recording on the Storage Server(PC NVR) ....................................................................................... 47
4.2 Remote Playback ................................................................................................................................................ 51
4.3 Remote Device Management and Configuration ................................................................................................ 55
4.3.1 Basic Information .................................................................................................................................... 55
4.3.2 General Settings ....................................................................................................................................... 56
4.3.3 Camera Management ............................................................................................................................... 57
4.3.4 Network Settings ..................................................................................................................................... 57
4.3.5 Alarm Settings ......................................................................................................................................... 58
4.3.6 User Management .................................................................................................................................... 60
4.3.7 HDD Settings ........................................................................................................................................... 61
4.3.8 Exception Settings ................................................................................................................................... 61
4.3.9 File Management ..................................................................................................................................... 62
4.3.10 Log Management ................................................................................................................................... 63
4.3.11 Holiday Settings ..................................................................................................................................... 64
4.3.12 Other Settings (RS-232 Settings and Remote Upgrade) ........................................................................ 64
4.3.13 Channel-zero Settings ............................................................................................................................ 65
4.3.14 Resource Usage ..................................................................................................................................... 66
4.4 Camera Settings .................................................................................................................................................. 66
4.4.1 Picture Settings ........................................................................................................................................ 68
4.4.2 Video Quality ........................................................................................................................................... 69
4.4.3 Record Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 70
4.4.4 Video Display .......................................................................................................................................... 72
4.4.5 Motion Detection ..................................................................................................................................... 74
4.4.6 Tampering Alarm ..................................................................................................................................... 75
4.4.7 Video Loss Detection ............................................................................................................................... 76
4.4.8 PTZ Parameters Settings .......................................................................................................................... 77
4.4.9 Network Connection ................................................................................................................................ 77
Chapter 5. Forwarding Video Stream from Stream Media Server ............................................................................ 77
5.1 Adding a Stream Media Server ........................................................................................................................... 78
5.2 Forwarding Video Stream via the Stream Media Server ..................................................................................... 78
Chapter 6. Decoding Video Stream and Displaying the Video on TV Wall ............................................................... 79
6.1 Adding Decoding Device .................................................................................................................................... 79
6.2 Editing TV Wall .................................................................................................................................................. 81
6.3 Display Videos on the TV Wall ........................................................................................................................... 83
6.4 PC Decoder ......................................................................................................................................................... 84
Chapter 7. Log Management ......................................................................................................................................... 85
7.1 Local Log Search ................................................................................................................................................ 85
7.2 Log Backup......................................................................................................................................................... 85
7.3 Opening Log Files .............................................................................................................................................. 86
Chapter 8. System Configuration .................................................................................................................................. 87
8.1 General Configuration ........................................................................................................................................ 87
8.2 File Saving Path Configuration........................................................................................................................... 88
8.3 Alarm Sound Configuration ................................................................................................................................ 88
8.4 Email Configuration ........................................................................................................................................... 89
Chapter 9. FAQ ............................................................................................................................................................... 91
Live View.................................................................................................................................................................. 92
Recording.................................................................................................................................................................. 92
Playback.................................................................................................................................................................... 92
Chapter 1. Overview
1.1 Description
iVMS-4200 is a video management software using a distributed structure to provide centralized management for all the
connectable devices. It can manage the NVR, DVR, IP cameras, compression card and decoders. With different management
and configuration modules and a reasonable collocation, it provides many solutions for different surveillance scenario,
medium or small scale. It is a steady and reliable system with functions like real-time monitoring, video recording and
searching, file backup, TV wall displaying, etc.
This user manual describes the function, configuration and operation steps of iVMS-4200 software. To ensure the properness
and stability of the software, please refer to the contents below and read the manual carefully before installation and
operation.
1.2 Running Environment
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7/Windows 2008(32/64 bit operating system)
,Windows
2003/2000/Windows XP(32 bit operating system)
CPU:Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz or above
Memory:1G or above
Display: 1024*768 or above
Note:
To simultaneously live view for many channels, or for the channel with high resolution, the higher hardware configuration is
needed.
The software does not support 64 bit operating system; the above mentioned 64 bit operating system refers to the system
which supports 32 bit operating system as well.
Chapter 2. Starting iVMS-4200
2.1 User Registration
For the first time to use the iVMS-4200 software, you need to register a super user for login.
Enter the super user name, password and confirm the password in the dialog box and click Register. Then, you can log in as
the super user.
Note:
Enter, Space, and TAB keys are invalid for the user name and password. The password cannot be empty, and it should not be
less than six characters and can’t be copied and pasted.
2.2 Wizard for Importing Device
Purpose:
The main function of the iVMS-4200 is to manage network devices remotely. Thus the task on the top hierarchy is to register
the device to the management list.
For the first time user, the wizard message box pops up to ask you whether you want to be guided for the basic operation of
the client software.
If this is not the first time you use the client software, the wizard doesn’t pop up, and you can also use the wizard, click Help
and Open Wizard.
Click
to start the wizard, or click Cancel to exit the wizard.
Steps:
1. According to the hint, click Add icon to add devices to the management list of the software.
2.
3.
Create a nickname for the device, enter the IP address and the port number of the remote device, enter the user name,
and the password of the device.
Click Add icon to add the device.
If you add the device with a domain name, you can check the Private Domain Mode checkbox. And create a
nickname, enter the domain name and port number, and enter the admin name and password of the device to
add the device.
You can also click Show online device to show the device connected to the same Local Area Network.
Adding the active online devices
Steps:
1) Select the device in the device list, and the information of the device such as the MAC address the software
version and the serial number is shown in the left part. The information in this part can’t be modified.
2) In the Network information area, you can modify the IP address the Subnet Mask and the Port number with
entering the admin password of the device.
3) You can also recover the default password for the device, with the code provided by the authorized engineers.
4. Adding Camera Group
When adding a device, you can check the Export to group checkbox to export the device you added to certain camera group.
By default, the name of the group is the same with the name of the device you just added.
If you want you customize the camera choosing for the group and the group name. You uncheck the Export to Group
checkbox and click Next page on the Wizard, to enter the adding group interface.
Click Save to add a new user. Click Modify to change the settings for the new user.
5.
Click the
on Group dialog box. Edit the name of group and then click OK to save your settings. The added
group will be displayed in the list.
6. Import Channels to Group
In the left area on the Camera Import interface, click to select the channels and then click Import button to import the
selected channels to the Group on the right.
7.
You can drag and select multiple channels to import them to the group you added.
Note:
The devices to be added must be online currently.
One channel can be added to different groups.
Up to 256 groups can be added, and 64 channels can be added to each group, with a maximum of 1024 channels for all the
groups totally.
After importing the selected channels to the group, you can return to the control panel and then enter the Main View interface
to get a live view of the added channels.
2.3 User Login
When you open the iVMS-4200 software after registration, the login dialog box pops up, shown in the following figure:
Input the user name and password, and then click Login.
Check the Enable Auto-login checkbox to enable auto-login,and then the user name and password is not needed for the
login next time.
2.4 Control Panel and Main Menu Bar Introduction
The main control panel of the iVMS-4200 is shown in the following figure:
Menu Bar:
Open Captured Picture:
File
Open Video File:
Open Log File:
Exit:
Lock:
System
View
Switch User:
System Configuration:
Import Configuration
File:
Export Configuration
File:
1024*768:
1280*1024:
Full Screen:
Control Panel:
Main View:
E-map:
Event Search:
TV Wall:
Enter the setting interface to browse the folder in the host PC
of the exported captured picture file (s) and view the captured
pictures.
Open the video player and browse the folder location of the
exported video file (s), click
to browse the folder in the host PC of the record files.
You can also capture pictures during the playing of the video
file.
Enter the Log File interface to browse in the host PC of the
folder location of the exported log file(s).
Exit the iVMS-4200 remote client.
Lock the screen operation. You must log in after locking the
system.
Switch login user.
Enter the System Configuration interface.
Import client configuration file from your computer.
Export client configuration file to your computer.
Display window at size of 1024*768.
Display window at size of 1280*1024.
Display window in full screen.
Enter Control Panel.
Enter Main View interface.
Enter E-map interface.
Enter Event Search interface.
Enter TV Wall Setting interface.
Tools
Help
Import Camera
Camera Settings
Account Management
Device Management
Storage Server
Management
Stream Media Server
Management
Decoding Device
Management
Broadcast
Open Wizard
About
User Manual (F1)
Enter Import Camera interface.
Enter Camera Setting interface.
Enter User Account Management interface.
Enter Device Management interface.
Enter Storage Server Management interface.
Enter Stream Media Server Management interface.
Enter Decoding Device Management interface.
Select device to start broadcasting.
Use the guide for camera import.
View information of the client software, including company,
software name, version, etc.
Click to open the User Manual; you can also open the User
Manual by pressing FI on your keyboard.
There are 14 icons on the control panel, and their functions are described in the following table:
Main View
E-map
Operating
Options
Event Search
Remote Playback
TV Wall
Import Camera
Local Log Search
Account Management
Device Management
Management
Options
Storage Server
Management
Stream Media Server
Viewing live and playback video; realize video
operation (e.g., picture capture, recording, PTZ
control, etc.).
Managing and displaying E-Map and hot areas and
spots; realize E-Map operation (e.g., operate map
zoom in/out, view hot spot, display alarm, etc.)
Searching and playback of the event record files;
realize playback operation.
Playback the recorded video and/or audio files in
the remote client.
Configuring the decoding of the channels and show
them on the TV wall.
Adding, modifying or removing the camera
groups; import/export of cameras.
Searching, viewing and backup of local logs
(alarm, operation, system logs).
Adding, modifying or removing the user account
parameters; assign operating permission to each
user.
Adding, modifying or removing the DVR device;
configuring parameters (e.g., network, alarm
input/output, HDD, etc.) for the added DVR.
Adding, modifying or removing the storage server;
configuring parameters (e.g., record schedule,
network, HDD, etc.) for the added storage server.
Adding, modifying or removing the stream media
server; configuring parameters (e.g., RTSP port,
upper/lower limit, etc.) for the added stream media
server.
Decoding Device
TV Wall Management
Camera Settings
Configuration
Options
System Configuration
Adding, modifying or removing the decoder;
configuring parameters (e.g., network, alarm
input/output, exception,
etc.) for the added decoder.
Adding, modifying and deleting the TV wall.
Configuring camera parameters (e.g., image
quality, record schedule, motion detection, etc.).
Configuring the general parameters (e.g., saving
path of files, alarm sound, Email, etc.).
2.5 Account Management
Purpose:
In the iVMS-4200 client software, many user accounts can be added, and for the different users, different permissions can be
granted.
Steps:
1.
Click
to enter the account management interface:
2. Click Add to enter the popup Add User dialog box as follows:
User Information:
User Type: you can select in the dropdown list the two kinds of user types (Administrator and Operator) to create the
users with different permissions.
User Name &Password: Customize the login user name and password.
User Permissions
There are 27 operating permissions to be selected and the permission to access to different cameras is also provided.
Note:
The Admin user has all the permissions as default and operator user’s permission should be selected in the list. All the
selected permissions take effect immediately.
Chapter 3. Connecting and Local Management for DVR, NVR
and Network Cameras
Before any operation, you need to add a device and import cameras. There are many ways to add the device in the
management list. You can add devices follow the guide of wizard.
Please refer to Section 2.2 Wizard for Importing Device.
This chapter introduces the connecting and management of the devices.
3.1 Device Adding in the Device Management Interface
3.1.1 Adding Device
Steps:
1.
Click
to enter the device management interface.
2.
Click Add in the Device Management interface.
3.
Create a nickname for the device and then input it with other information, the User Name and Password are admin and
12345 respectively and the port number is 8000 by default.
If you check the Private Domain Mode checkbox, you should input the DNS address and Device ID as well.
The iVMS-4200 also provides the searching the active online devices function.
Steps:
1. Click the Show Online Devices icon to search the online devices. All the online devices will be searched and shown on
the interface.
2. Click to select the online devices you want to add, and then click Select Device to add the device.
3. Enter the nickname, the user name and the password of the device to add it to the management list.
Index shows the numbers of the devices found.
Be Added status shows the adding status of the device, if the device is already added in the management list of the software,
Yes is shown in this list.
Device type shows the type of the device, whether it is a camera or a DVR and so on.
Steps:
1. Select the device in the device list, and the information of the device such as the MAC address the software
version and the serial number is shown in the left part. The information in this part can’t be modified.
2. In the Network information area, you can modify the IP address the Subnet Mask and the Port number with
entering the admin password of the device.
3. You can also recover the default password for the device, with the code provided by the authorized engineers.
3.1.2 Device Configuration
After adding the device, you can follow the procedure in this section to configure the device.
1. Click the device name to select the device in the Device Management interface.
2.
You can click
to edit the device basic information as device name and address.
Or
You also can double click the device to modify it.
Click
icon to delete the selected device and you can also configure the settings of the device by clicking
. For the detailed procedures of remote configuration, please refer to
4.3 Remote Device Management and Configuration.
4.3 Remote Device
3.2 Adding a Camera Group
A camera group must be added for the live view and other operation. After adding the device, please return to the control
panel interface and click
to enter camera group configuration interface.
Steps:
1. Click Add to create a group in the right area.
2.
Select the camera in the left area, and then click
or
to add the cameras to the group.
You can also hold the Ctrl key and select multiple channels or drag and select the channels to import.
3.3 Live View
Before you start:
A camera group is required to be defined before live view. For the grouping operation, please refer to chapter 3.2 Adding a
Camera Group. And the group name is shown on the list in the left bar.
Entering the Live View Interface:
Click the main view icon
interface.
on the control panel, or click View -> Main View on the toolbar to enter the live view
The main view interface is shown in the following figure:
Camera Status:
Icon
Description
Camera is online and works properly.
Camera is offline.
Camera is in live view.
Camera is in recording status.
Main View Toolbar:
Button
Click
Name
Layout
Description
Select different layout mode.
Full Screen
Display video in full screen mode, click again to restore.
Stop All
Stop the display of all the cameras.
Manual Record
Start manual record for the selected channel, click again to stop.
Previous and Next
Click to view previous and next camera.
Auto Switch
Start auto switching the screen by cameras or by groups.
Volume
Adjust the volume for live audio.
Live Audio
Enable/disable live audio.
, the following box pops up, you can choose the screen layout by clicking certain icon.
3.3.1 Basic Operations in Live View
Start live view for one channel:
To view the live video, drag the camera from the list to the display window, or double click the camera name after you select
one screen.
Start live view for camera group:
You can also get the live view for the whole group to display the live view of the cameras in the group in the screen.
Click on the group name, and then click the Play button at the bottom of the screen, see the following figure.
Or
Double click the group name.
Toolbar in each display window:
Button
Description
Capture
Start manual record, click it again to stop
Start voice talk, click again to stop. This two-way audio can be used for
only one camera at one time. When you enable the voice talk of one
camera, then the voice talk for other camera is stopped.
PTZ control, 8 direction icons will be displayed on the video.
Check the camera status
Go to the camera setting interface
Stop live view
Remote playback about 7 minutes record of current camera
Audio button, click to open and close
Stop live view:
To stop the live view for one channel, you can click
To stop the live view for all the channels, click
in the quick setting toolbar.
on the bottom bar.
Cycle Live View:
Cycle live view mode includes the auto-switch in one screen or the auto-switch in multi-screen.
1.
2.
Click the
next to the
.
Choose the auto-switch mode and set the interval for the switching.
3.
Click
on the toolbar on the bottom to start the cycle live view.
3.3.2 Capture in Live View
Steps:
1. Select the screen.
2.
Click
icon on the bottom toolbar of Main View, or click
icon in the tool bar of this display window.
A small window of the captured picture will be displayed to notify you whether the capture is done or not.
If the capture is successful, there will be a link to the saving path of the pictures, and if not, there will be error messages
accordingly.
To view the captured pictures:
 Click on the small window of the pictures showed on the right bottom after capture.


Click the
icon on the left toolbar; all the pictures captured on the remote client are stored here.
Click File button on the toolbar and select Open Captured File.
3.3.3 PTZ Control in Live View
For the PTZ control, click the
icon on the toolbar on the screen for each camera, and the PTZ control panel will be
displayed on the left side of the Main View.
Note:
This chapter only shows the operation of the PTZ control, to configure the PTZ parameters see 4.4.8 PTZ
Click on those directional buttons to control the PTZ function, or click the directional buttons on the PTZ control panel. You
can also control the PTZ direction by the directional buttons on your keyboard.
You can control PTZ by dragging and clicking the mouse on the display screen window.
Use the mouse to click on the video image, and then drag the mouse to different directions by following the arrows displayed
on the video:  Upper Left;  Up;  Upper Right;  Left;  Right;  Lower Right;  Down;  Lower Right. The PTZ
will move to the direction as the arrow goes.
Description of buttons on PTZ Control Panel:
Button
Description
Zoom
Focus
Iris
3D Positioning
Light
Wiper
Directional buttons, click
to start/stop auto-scan.
Speed adjustment for PT function
Preset configuration
Pattern configuration
Patrol configuration
Calling function
Adding and editing function
Deleting
Preset Configuration
To add a preset for the PTZ:
Steps:
1. Click the directional buttons to move the PTZ to a desired location,
2.
Select a PTZ preset number from the preset list, and then click
to add the preset and name this PTZ preset.
To delete a preset, select the PTZ preset from the preset list, and then click
to remove it.
Pattern Configuration
To add a pattern for the PTZ,
Steps:
1.
Click the
button to enter the PTZ pattern path setup panel.
2.
Select a PTZ pattern path number from the pattern list, click
3.
4.
Click
to start recording of this pattern path.
Use the directional buttons to control the PTZ movement.
5.
Click
to stop the pattern recording. Click
to enter edit mode.
to save the pattern path.
Patrol Configuration
After adding two or more presets for one channel, you can set a patrol with presets for PTZ.
To add a patrol path for the PTZ:
Steps:
1.
2.
Click the
button to enter the PTZ patrol path setup panel.
Select a track number from the list.
3.
Click
to add a preset (including the dwell time and PTZ speed for the preset) for this patrol path.
4.
Click
to call the patrol path or click
to stop calling.
Click
to edit a preset in the patrol path.
Notes:
 Up to 16 patrols can be configured.
 The patrol time can be set to 1~255 sec, and the patrol speed to level 1~40.
5.
Repeat the above operation to add other presets to the patrol.
After configuration, you can choose the patrol from the drop-down list
clicking
or
, and then call or stop them by
key.
3.4 Alarm and Event in Live View
3.4.1 View Alarm /Event Information
The Main View interface provides the
buttons at the left bottom toolbar.
Click the button to view the alarm or event information as shown in the panel.
You can click
Click
icon to lock the toolbar and show the information in the main view. Or click
to hide the list.
icon to maximize the alarm/event log display panel and enable it to be shown in a new tab page.
As shown in the figure above, in the alarm log display panel, there are 4 different alarm types: “Motion”, “Video Abnormal”,
“Alarm Input” and “Device Abnormal”.
Check the checkbox to show the alarm of the type.
You can select a log and right click it to remove it from the list by right clicking the mouse and then click
.
3.4.2 Alarm Log Linkage
Each alarm log shows the related alarm information, including occurred time, source and type of the alarm.
You can click the
video.
,
or
button to preview, send email or shown in TV wall of the selected alarm information and
Live View: View the live video of the selected alarm source camera.
Send Email: Send the alarm information by Email.
Note: You need to configure Email settings in Control PanelSystem ConfigurationEmail before using this function.
Show it in TV Wall: Enable the video from the alarm source camera is decoded and displayed on TV wall.
3.4.3 Block the Alarm from Certain Device
Purpose:
Sometimes, the blocking of the alarm information from certain device is needed. This is especially useful when you use
more than one client to manage many devices.
Steps:
1. Click
2. Click
on the menu bar.
to enter the alarm enable or disable interface.
3. Check the checkbox to enable the alarm or uncheck it to block the alarm information. There are tabs to list
different kind of connected devices.
4. Click
to confirm your settings.
Note: This function only blocks the selected alarm information from being received by this client only; the alarm
information can also be received by other clients. And when you block the alarm information from certain devices, all
the alarm information is not shown in the client and all the linkage methods in the client such as the audible warning,
pop-up image, and email sending are not taken as well.
3.5 Local Recording and Capture
iVMS-4200 software provides the local recording and remote recording.
Local recording refers that you record the video from the remote device in the local PC runs the iVMS-4200 software. Local
recording for the iVMS-4200 can only be manual recording, and the schedule recording is not valid.
The remote recording refers to the remote control the device in the management list to record on the HDD of the device
side.
3.5.1 Recording and Picture Capturing on the host PC for the iVMS-4200
Local Recording (also called Manual Recording) function allows you to record the live video in the Main View mode. And
the record file is recorded in your PC.
Steps:
1. In the main view interface, select a channel in the group and double click it to view the live video.
2.
Then click
button at the bottom of main view panel to start to record the live video.
3.
To stop recording, please re-click
button. A prompt box with the saving path of the video files you just
recorded will pop up if all the operations succeed, as shown in the Figure below.
To change the saving path of the record files and captured pictures, go to the files configuration interface; see 8.2
File Saving Path Configuration for detailed information.
Quick View the Manual Recording File:
You can open the folders to find the record file, or you can click All Files icon to show the record files in the
iVMS-4200.
You can double-click the record file to play it. For detailed information, see 3.6.1 Playback of Local Stored Files.
To manual capture in the live view, see 3.3.2 Capture in Live View.
3.6 Local Playback
Based on the different recording modes, there are two playback modes: Local playback and Remote Playback.
3.6.1 Playback of Local Stored Files
Play back the video files created in local recording mode which is restored in your PC.
Steps:
1. Go to Main View panel and click the All Files icon to enter the Local Record Files interface. Select a camera and specify
the start time and the stop time, and then click Search button to search the video clips. The matched video found will be
listed in the display panel below.
2. Double click the record file to play it back.
You can click
the
button to save as the selected record file. You can click
to delete the clip from the panel, or click
button to send the selected video clip by Email (The size of video clip must be less than 5M).
Note: To send the record file to an Email address, you must configure Email settings. For detailed instruction, see 8.4
Email Configuration.
3.6.2 Instant Playback
1. Go to Main View panel, double-click a channel to enable the tool bar shown as below, and click
playback.
2. In instant playback interface, please click
and
button to start instant
button to start playback the first video files of current day; click
buttons to fast forward or slow forward. Click
to pause.
3. The table below is a list of other buttons in this interface for video management.
4. You may also use the timeline at the bottom of the Main View panel to adjust the playback progress. Also
and
buttons are used to expand and narrow down the time bar so you can choose a more accurate time for playback.
3.7
E-map Management
Relating certain camera group to an E-map allows you to visualize the location and distribution of cameras. The E-map is
beneficial especially when alarm is triggered.
3.7.1 Adding a E-map
For the first time to use E-map function, you are required to add a map first.
Click View->E-map View on the menu bar or click
on the Control Panel to enter the main interface of E-map. Refer to
the following figure:
Note: Only one map can be added for each camera group.
Steps:
1. Click
2. Click
to add a map related to the camera group.
to browse the directory where the map is stored.
Note: The picture format of the map should be *png, *jpg or *bmp.
3.
Enter a name of the map.
4.
Click
to confirm your selection.
After adding map successfully, it shows on the window and name of map also appears on the list of group.
3.7.2 The Hot Spot Function
You can add the camera label in the map to show the location of the camera. The label is called hot spot. And with the hot
spots added the cameras are linked to the map, in the map preview interface, you can see the live view of the camera and if
there is an alarm triggered, icon
appears near the camera label.
Adding a hot spot:
Steps:
1)
Click
and select which camera you want to add on the map as a hot spot, and choose the color of the hot spot.
2)
Check the checkbox of the camera name to select them as the hotspots.
You can choose many cameras at the same time.
3)
You can choose the hot spots label color in this interface.
After being added as a hot spot, the camera icon in the camera list change to
4)
.
Drag the camera icon to certain location on the map.
Editing the hot spots:
Double click the hot spots icon on the map you can modify the hot spot name and the color of it.
Or
Right click the hot spot and choose Modify.
Or
Select a hot spot on the screen and click the
icon on the toolbar.
Deleting the hot spot:
Right click on the hot spot and choose delete.
Or
Select a hot spot on the map and click
on the toolbar to delete the hot spot you
Previewing the map with the hot spot:
After all the settings are done for the hot spots, click
distributed on the map to show the location of the linked cameras.
on the toolbar to see the E-map. The hot spots are
Double click the hot spot, the live view of the camera is shown in the interface.
If an alarm is reported from certain cameras, the
icon shows in the map to alert you.
For the detailed alarm information, double click the alarm icon.
You can click the
icon to clear all the alarm information.
3.7.3 The Hot Region Function
The hot region function links a map to another map. When you add a map to another map as a hot region, an icon of the link
to the added map is shown on the map. And the added map is called child map while the map to which you add the hot
region is the parent map.
Note: A map can only be added as the hot region for one time.
Steps:
1.
Click
in the toolbar.
2.
In the message box, select the map you want to add as a hot region. And you can also select the color of the map
icon.
3.
Drag the map icon on the map to certain location.
4.
You can double click the map icon to modify the map name and the icon color.
5.
You can click
on the toolbar to modify it.
Or you can right click the icon and choose
to modify it.
To delete the hot region:
Select the hot region icon on the map and click the
Or
Right click the hot region icon and choose Delete.
to delete the hot region.
Map Previewing with the Hot Region:
After the successful adding and setting of the hot region, go back to the map preview interface.
Click the hot region icon now can take you to the child map.
Click the
to go back to the parent map.
Chapter 4. Remote Control and Management for DVR, NVR and
Network Cameras
Remote control and management means that you operate the iVMS-4200 software to control the devices, such as control the
device to record, to capture, to change parameters and reboot. And you can also get the record files stored in the HDD of the
device.
4.1 Remote Recording
When the video storage devices are HDDs, NetHDDs or SD/SDHC cards installed in the DVR, NVR or IP cameras, or when
you have a storage server connected you can configure the recording of via the iVMS-4200.
4.1.1 Recording on the Storage Device on the DVR, NVR or Network Camera
Before you start:
For the newly installed storage devices, you need to initialize them.
Note: This is not a mandatory procedure. If the storage devices are already in use, and some record files are recorded on it,
the initialization operation should be considered carefully. If the initialization is not needed, start your setting with step 4.
Steps:
1. Format the HDD or SD/SDHC card: After adding the devices into iVMS-4200, enter the
2.
3.
interface of the selected device.
Click HDD sub-menu to format the storage devices first, shown in the figure below.
Click
of the HDD.
to format the HDD installed in the device. And the process bar shows the formatting process
4. Enable Local Recording: Go to Camera Settings > Schedule and tick the checkbox of the Local Recording.
Note: In this interface, the Local Recording refers to the recording on the HDD of the DVR or IP Camera.
5.
Recording Schedule Configuration: click
icon and configure the schedule template shown below:

for all-day continuous recording

for working-hours continuous recording from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM;

for all-day event recording.
6.
1)
Click
Editing the recording schedule template:
.
2)
You can edit the template name and time schedule in this interface.
means normal scheduled recording. The schedule time bar is blue.
means schedule recording for events. The schedule time bar is yellow.
means schedule recording triggered by command. The schedule time bar is green.
Note: Command recording function is only available when iVMS-4200 added ATM DVR while the ATM transactions are
taking place.
When the cursor turns to
When the cursor turns to
When the cursor turns to
7.
Click
, you can edit the schedule.
, you can move the schedule you just configured.
,you can lengthen or shorten the time bar you configured.
to save the schedule you just set.
The configuration of the capture schedule is the same with that of the record schedule.
Click
for the record files.
in the schedule interface to set the Pre-record time, Post-record time and the storage parameters
Pre-record: Normally used for the event triggered record, when you want to record before the event happens.
Post-record: After the event finished, the video can also be recorded for a certain time.
Video Expired Time: The time for keeping the record files in the HDD, once exceeded, the file is deleted.
4.1.2 Recording on the Storage Server(PC NVR)
Using iVMS-4200 software, you can configure the recording schedule for any added channels and store the recorded files in
the NVR storage server.
The storage server can be configured for recording the video files. And the storage server application is also in the iVMS4200 software package.
Adding and configuring the storage server
Steps:
While installing iVMS-4200 software, please select PC NVR Server as well to enable NVR software, as shown in
the following figure below.
Note: You can also record on the storage server installed on other PC.
1.
2. Click
button in the control panel of iVMS-4200, and then click
3. Create a nickname for the storage device and input other information.
The IP address should be the IP address of the PC on which the storage server runs.
4.
Click
recorded files, then click
button to add the storage server.
button and go to
sub-menu and select a local HDD in the server for storing
button to format the HDD, shown as figure below:
And in this interface you can also configure the network parameters, the user information, the exception handling
method and so on.
Setting Storage Server Recording Schedule
Steps:
1. Add Recording Channels: Click
record file to the storage server.
2. Click
button to enter the interface to choose the camera and add the
and the following message box pops up.
3. Check the checkbox to select the cameras for which you want to record on the storage server. And then
click

to confirm your selection.
4.
Set Recording Schedule: click Schedule on the left to enter schedule configuration interface.
5.
Select the camera from the dropdown list, then click
below:
for all-day continuous recording
icon and configure the schedule template shown as


for working-hours continuous recording from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM;
for all-day event recording.
Editing the recording schedule template:
Click
.
You can edit the template name and time schedule in this interface.
means normal scheduled recording. The schedule time bar is blue.
means schedule recording for events. The schedule time bar is yellow.
means schedule recording triggered by command. The schedule time bar is green.
When the cursor turns to
, you can edit the schedule.
When the cursor turns to
, you can move the schedule you just configured.
When the cursor turns to
,you can lengthen or shorten the time bar you configured.
Click
to save the schedule you just set.
The configuration of the capture schedule is the same with that of the record schedule.
Note:
If you want to change recording resolution, bit rate or other recording parameters, please click Image Quality button in the
Camera Settings panel and modify the main stream quality as needed.
To ensure that event recording works properly, please set motion detection &video tampering area, schedule/alarm schedule
first and then enable trigger camera recording. More details in Camera Settings Chapter.
Command recording function is only available when iVMS-4200 added ATM DVR while the ATM transactions are taking
place.
4.2 Remote Playback
The remote client can search the record files on the Storage Server and the DVR, and it can also do the smart search for the
event triggered record files during playback.
Click
on the control panel to enter the Remote Playback Interface.
Keyboard Description:
Icon
Name
Screen Split
Stop
Description
1、4、9、16 screen-mode
Stop all the playback video.
Volume
Adjust volume
Full-screen
Full-screen Preview
Record file searching:
1. Searching for all the files:
Check the checkbox on the camera list, and then on the calendar below, select the day you want to search. Then click Search.
Note: If there are record files for that camera in that day. In the calendar, the icon for that day is displayed as
it is displayed as
.
The timeline indicates the time duration for the record file.
2. Searching by card number:
This function is only applied to the ATM DVR, you can search the record files by the DVR card number.
Note: You still need to choose the date and camera to search the files.
. Otherwise
3. Searching by File Type:
You can select the file type to restrict the searching condition and search for only the record files for certain types.
Playback Management:
After finding the record files, you can click the timeline on the bottom to display the video in that time period on the screen.
1. Move the mouse to the screen of which camera you’d like to manage. A toolbar is showed at the bottom.
Toolbar description:
Icon
Description
Pause the video
Stop playing
Playback by single frame
Smart Search
Clip
Audio on/off
Play
Speed Control
Digital Zoom
Capture in the playback mode.
Download
Note: Click
, the video move forward to next frame.
You can enable audio on only one channel at one time.
Smart Search Management:
Click
on the toolbar, the smart toolbar is showed up.
Note: The smart search function should be supported by the remote devices you connected. Now the function is applied to
9000-ST or 9100-ST series or above version DVR.
Click to draw the smart search area and click
to start the smart search.
Toolbar Description:
Icons
Description
Draw Area
Delete Area
Start Searching
Next Event
Icons
If there are eligible record files for smart search, there are red areas on the time line.
Description
All Area
Sensitivity of Event
Last Event
Close
Download Record Files:
Click
to download the files you selected.
Note: The saving path for the downloaded files can be set in the System Configuration interface. See Chapter 8.2 File
Saving Path Configuration.
Event Playback
Playback the record files of event type.
1. Go to Event Search interface and select an event type: motion or alarm input.
2.
3.
4.
Select a camera in the group and specify a start time, then click
button.
Select a window, and double-click a video file from the search results list to play.
During playing back the video, you may right click the mouse in the image to get a drop-down menu as shown in
the following figure. Please refer to the table below for more details on this menu. You may also change playback
speed by clicking on the
Note:
1.
2.
3.
bar.
Event playback function is only available for NVR/DVR which support event recording.
Make sure to import all the channels that you wish to play back in Import Camera panel.
It is also required to enable continuous recording on all the alarm/motion-triggered channels before event playback.
4.3 Remote Device Management and Configuration
Steps:
1.
Click
icon on control panel to enter device management interface.
2. Select the device you want to configure, and click Remote Configuration
button to
enter the device management interface. You can also enter the device management interface by clicking the Remote
Configuration
button in Import Camera interface.
4.3.1 Basic Information
On the Information page, you can check the basic information of the device, including device type, total channel number,
HDD number, physical Alarm I/O number, Device Serial Number, and version information.
4.3.2 General Settings
On the general settings page, you can set the basic parameters of the device.
Table. General Parameter Descriptions
Parameter
Device Name
Description
Define the name of the device, and it will be displayed on the device
list of the client
Device No.
Device number for remote control
Record Replace
Overwrite HDDs when HDDs are full
Main BNC Scaling
Scale image display on the main BNC output
Spot BNC Scaling
Scale image display on the spot BNC output
4.3.3 Camera Management
If the managed device is a DVR/NVR with multiple cameras connected, you can find the camera management page. You can
enable and disable the analog cameras and add, change, and delete the IP cameras in this interface.
4.3.4 Network Settings
On the network settings page, you can configure network parameters of the device. Two tabs are available for general and
advanced settings.
Table. General Network Settings Descriptions
Parameter
Description
Working Mode
Set working mode as Net Fault-tolerance, Load Balance or Dual-NIC
NIC Type
Device IP Address
Subnet Mask
Gateway
MAC Address
MTU(Byte)
Device Port
Settings for DVRs/NVRs (Only available for the devices with dualNIC interface)
NIC types of the device
RTSP Port
IP address of the device
Sub net mask IP for the device
Default gateway IP for the device
Mac address of the device; this is a read-only field
The maximum transport unit; the default value is 1500
Network port of the device, the default port number is 8000
Multicast address of the device. Please leave this field empty if
multicast is not required
Web servicer port; the default port number is 80
Set the main NIC for DVRs/NVRs.(Only applicable for the devices
with dual-NIC interface)
Real time streaming protocol port; the default port is 554
Parameter
NTP
Description
Set server, port, interval and time for NTP time synchronization.
Multicast Address
HTTP Port
Main NIC
Table. Advanced Network Settings Descriptions
Email
Email account settings for the device
PPPOE
Set DDNS address, username and password for PPPOE
DDNS
Set protocol type, server, port, account and domain for DDNS
Advanced Settings
Configure DNS server addresses, alarm host IPs and ports.
Wifi
Configure wireless networking related parameters
SNMP
Set SNMP version, read/write community and trap address.
Note: You can click each Set button to for advanced settings.
4.3.5 Alarm Settings
On the alarm parameter page, you can configure alarm I/O and linkage actions for the device.
Parameter
Description
Alarm Input
Select an alarm input channel for configuration
IP Address
Alarm Name
Alarm Status
Handling
IP address of the digital alarm input. “Local” stands for the hardwired alarm input interface on the device. This is a read-only field.
Define a name for the alarm input channel
“Normal Open” stands for normally open status and “Normal Closed”
stands for normally closed status.
Check the checkbox to activate alarm linked action settings
Set the time schedule to handle the alarm triggered actions. The
Arming Schedule
schedule template can be configured in Schedule settings page of
Camera Settings.
Check the alarm actions which are required to be activated when the
Linkage
alarm input triggered, and select corresponding channel number if
required.
Parameter
Table. Alarm Output Parameter Descriptions
Description
Alarm Output
Select an alarm output channel for configuration
IP Address
Output Delay
Arming Schedule
IP address of the digital alarm output. “Local” stands for the hardwired alarm input interface on the device. This is a read-only field.
Select the delay duration for the alarm output
Set the time schedule to handle the alarm output. The schedule
template can be configured in Schedule settings page of Camera
Settings. (Please refer to Section 5.4.3 for details)
Check the alarm actions which are required to be activated when
Linkage
the alarm input triggered, and select corresponding channel
number if required.
4.3.6 User Management
Purpose:
You can also add or delete users for the connected device.
In the user management page, you can create/delete user accounts and configure permissions for each user account.
To add a user account:
Steps:
1.
Click the Add icon on user management interface.
2.
Choose user type (Guest/Operator), enter username and password.
3.
Grant the account privileges to this device.
4. Click Confirm to finish.
The created user accounts will be listed in the user list with basic information.
4.3.7 HDD Settings
On the HDD settings page, all the HDD installed on the device are listed with basic information. You can configure network
disk, HDD groups ,modify the information or format the disks.
4.3.8 Exception Settings
In exception settings interface, you can select the exception type, and check the linkage actions accordingly under Alarm
Triggering Mode section and select the channel number in Alarm Output section. Different linkage actions can be configured
for different exception type.
4.3.9 File Management
On the file management page, you can search and view the record files of the device. Select the camera number, file property
(all, locked, or unlocked), define the start and end time of the record files, and then click Search. The matched record files
will be listed accordingly.
If the device supports remote backup function, you can also select files and click Backup to back up all the selected record
files.
Captured pictures and record files stored on local devices can also be searched, played back and backed up. Picture types
include motion detection, alarm, continuous capture and etc.
4.3.10 Log Management
You can query log files of the connected device in log management interface. Select the search mode, major type and minor
type, define the start and end time of the log files, and then click Search. The log will be listed accordingly.
If the device supports remote backup function, you can also select logs and click Backup to back up all the selected log files
4.3.11 Holiday Settings
In the holiday setting interface, you can check the holiday settings and edit the holiday schedule.
To edit the holiday schedule, click the Edit icon, set the start and end time for the holiday and click Confirm.
4.3.12 Other Settings (RS-232 Settings and Remote Upgrade)
In this interface, you can set the RS232 information and remote upgrade the device.
For remote upgrade function, click
button to browse and select the upgrade file, and click Upgrade to start upgrading.
The upgrade process will be displayed and a reboot is required when it’s finished.
4.3.13 Channel-zero Settings
Channel-zero is a feature designed for DVRs/NVRs to decrease the required bandwidth when remotely viewing several
channels at a time by web browser or remote client software.
Note: This function must be supported by the device connected.
On this page, you can enable/disable channel-zero coding, set the encoding parameters(max bitrate and frame rate),
screening-split settings (working mode and switching intervals) and camera order for displaying.
Note: The Max. Bitrate and Frame Rate should be set according to the real network condition.
4.3.14 Resource Usage
In this interface, you find the network resource usage status, including preview, playback and IPC module.
4.4 Camera Settings
Steps:
1.
Click Camera Settings icon on control panel to enter the camera setting interface.
2.
Select a camera from the dropdown list in the upper left corner of the interface. The live image of the camera will be
displayed on the screen below.
3.
Click the icons in the bottom left area to enter each configuration pages. You can also click Device Settings icon to
manage the device. Please refer to section 4.3 for Device Management.
Icons
Description
Set camera parameters of the device
Set image quality, resolution and other encoding
parameters of the camera
Set recording schedule of the camera
Set camera display parameter. E.g. OSD and privacy
area
Set motion detection parameters of the camera
Set tampering alarm parameters of the camera
Set video loss alarm parameters of the camera. E.g.
arming schedule, linkage mode, and etc.
Set PTZ parameters. E.g. baud rate, protocol and etc.
Set connection parameters of the camera
4.4.1 Picture Settings
The quality of the picture can be configured in the picture settings interface, you can adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation
and hue of the video image.
You can enter the advanced setting interface to configure below parameters by clicking the Advanced Settings icon.
Parameter
Video Settings
White Balance
Table. Picture Advanced Setting Descriptions
Description
Configure the brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness and
AGC for the video.
Configure the white balance mode as Auto white balance 1 or
Auto control
Exposure
Configure the exposure time and iris type (auto/manual)
Day/Night Switch
Configure the day/night mode and define the filtering time.
Others
Configure parameters including flicker filter, mirror, PTZ and
local output.
4.4.2 Video Quality
On this page, you can configure parameters for main stream and sub stream separately. You can set video quality and
resolution on the main interface. To configure steam type, bitrate type, max bitrate, frame rate, frame type, frame interval and
encoding type, please click Advanced Settings button to enter advanced setting interface.
Click
icon, you can copy the settings to other cameras within the same group.
4.4.3 Record Schedule
You can setup recording schedules parameters to enable the automatic recording in certain time duration.
Note: Parameters in the Record section are set for the camera you’ve selected. For Storage Server Recording
parameters, you need to add a storage server first. To assign an Storage Server for the recording schedule, please click
Storage Server button. For detailed configuration, see
4.1.2 Recording on the Storage Server(PC NVR).
You can follow below steps to setup the record schedule templates.
1.
Click the template selection button of Record Schedule to enter template configuration interface.
2.
You can choose pre-designed All-day Template, Weekday Template or Alarm Template, or customize your own record
template.
3.
Choose one of undefined templates or click Customized to activate the edit mode. Click Schedule Recording, Event
Recording or Command for different recording types(Table 9.3). Drag the mouse on the time bar to define the record
time window for each day.
4.
Click the colored bar to display the specific time schedule. You can also shorten or extend the time window by amending
the length of the bar.
For more details of record schedule, please refer to below table.
Table. Record Schedule
Icons
Description
Delete the selected schedule
Clear all the record schedules of the selected template
Copy the selected schedule section to other day (s)
Normal scheduled recording. The schedule time bar is blue.
Schedule recording for events. The schedule time bar is yellow
Schedule recording triggered by commands. The schedule time bar is green.
(Only available for ATM DVR.)
You can also click
icon to copy the settings to other cameras within the same group.
4.4.4 Video Display
On the video display page, you can define the following parameters for the camera.
Table 9.3 Video Display Parameters
Parameter
Description
Display Name
The camera name displayed on the live video
Display Date
Display week
Enable Privacy Mask
Text Overlay
Display the date on the live video and choose the date format and
time format
Display the week on the live video.
Enable privacy mask function on the live video. You can drag the
mouse of the live video to set the mask.
Edit user-defined text to be displayed on the live video.
You can setup privacy masks, configure OSD and define the text locations on the live video. Please follow steps below to
enable the functions.
To draw a privacy mask:
1.
Check the Enable Privacy Mask checkbox. Select Draw Privacy Mask Area in the dropdown list under the live view
area.
2. Drag the mouse to draw a square on the live video. You can move it to change the location or change the size by
enlarging or reducing the area.
3.
You can also click
4.
Click Save to finish.
Delete or Delete All icon under the view to delete the privacy mask.
To configure the OSD and text:
1.
To define the text overlay, check one of the text checkboxes and enter the content. Click Save. You can see the text
shown in the left upper corner of the live view area.
2.
Select Insert OSD/Camera Name/Text option from the drop-down list and drag the mouse to move the OSD or the
defined text window to change the location on the live video.
3.
Click Save to finish.
Note: You can configure up to 4 privacy masks.
4.4.5 Motion Detection
You can configure motion detection parameters in Motion Detection interface.
Steps:
1. Check Enable Motion Detection checkbox to enable the function.
2. Draw the detection area on the video image by dragging the mouse and set the sensitivity on the value bar under the live
view.
3. You can click the
icon to set the whole video area as detection area; click the
detection area; or click the
icon to delete the selected
icon to delete all the motion detection areas.
4. Click the template selection button of Arming Schedule to setup the schedule for motion detection. The steps are similar
to record schedule configuration. You can refer to section 5.4.3 for more information.
5. Configure linkage methods for motion detection. Please refer to Table 9.4 for linkage method details.
6. Click Save button to save the changes.
Parameter
Audible Warning
Notify Surveillance Center
Table 9.4 Linkage Method for Motion Detection
Description
Trigger audible warning on the device when motion detection is
triggered.
Upload alarm information to the CMS software when motion
detection is triggered.
Activate one or multiple channels of alarm output when motion
Trigger Alarm Output
detection is triggered. Users need to specify the corresponding alarm
output channel (s) in Alarm Output Settings. Please refer to section
9.2.5 for Alarm Settings
Email Linkage
Full Screen Monitoring
Send out an Email when motion detection is triggered. Please refer to
section 9.2.4 for emails parameter settings
Switch to full screen to monitor the motion detection video when
motion detection is triggered.
4.4.6 Tampering Alarm
Purpose:
Tampering Alarm is an alarm triggered when the camera is covered and the monitored area can’t be seen. You can configure
tempering alarm parameters in this interface.
Steps:
1. Check Enable Tampering Alarm checkbox to enable the function.
2. Draw the tampering detection area on the video image by dragging the mouse and set the sensitivity on the value bar
under the live view.
3. You can click the
4.
5.
6.
icon to set the whole video area as detection area and click the
icon to delete the selected
detection area.
Click the template selection button of Arming Schedule to setup the schedule for tempering alarm. The steps are similar
to record schedule configuration. You can refer to section 5.4.3 for more information.
Configure linkage methods for tampering alarm. Please refer to Table 9.5 for linkage method details.
Click Save button to save the changes.
Table 9.5 Linkage Method for Tampering Alarm
Parameter
Description
Audible Warning
Trigger audible warning on the device when alarm is triggered.
Notify Surveillance Center
Trigger Alarm Output
Upload alarm information to the CMS software when alarm is
triggered.
Activate one or multiple channels of alarm output when alarm is
triggered. You need to specify the corresponding alarm output
channel (s) in Alarm Output Settings.
Email Linkage
Full Screen Monitoring
Send out an Email when tampering alarm is triggered. Please refer to
section 8.4 for emails parameter settings.
Switch to full screen to monitor video when alarm is triggered.
4.4.7 Video Loss Detection
Video Loss detection is used to detect the disconnection of the channels. You can configure video loss alarm parameters of
the camera in Video Loss interface.
Steps:
1.
Check Enable Video Loss Detection checkbox to enable the function.
2.
Click the template selection button of Arming Schedule to setup the schedule for video loss detection. The steps are
similar to record schedule configuration. You can refer to section 5.4.3 for more information.
3.
Configure linkage methods for video loss detection. Please refer to Table 9.6 for linkage method details.
4.
Click Save button to save the changes.
Table. Linkage Method for Video Loss Detection
Parameter
Description
Audible Warning
Trigger audible warning on the device when alarm is triggered.
Notify Surveillance Center
Upload alarm information to the CMS software when alarm is
triggered.
Activate one or multiple channels of alarm output when alarm is
Trigger Alarm Output
triggered. Users need to specify the corresponding alarm output
channel (s) in Alarm Output Settings. Please refer to section 9.2.5
for Alarm Settings
Email Linkage
Send out an Email when tampering alarm is triggered.
Full Screen Monitoring
Switch to full screen to monitor video when alarm is triggered.
4.4.8 PTZ Parameters Settings
On the PTZ parameters configuration page, you can specific the PTZ connection parameters, such as baud rate, data bit, stop
bits, parity, flow control, PTZ protocol and PTZ address.
Note: The PTZ parameters should be consistent with the settings of the PTZ on the DVR or IP camera side to ensure valid
PTZ control.
Click Save button to save the changes, you can also click
icon to copy the settings to other cameras within
the same group.
4.4.9 Network Connection
On the Network Connection configuration page, you can specify the protocol, choose the stream type of the camera, and
configure stream media server.
To configure the steam media server, check Obtain Video Stream via Stream Media Server checkbox .
For the detailed configuration of the stream media server, see chapter 5.1 Adding a Stream Media Server.
Click Save button to save the changes, you can also click
icon to copy the settings to other cameras within
the same group.
Chapter 5. Forwarding Video Stream from Stream Media Server
5.1 Adding a Stream Media Server
When there are too many users want to get a remote access to the devices to get the live view or management, you can add
the stream media server and get the video data stream from the stream media server, thus lower the load of the device.
Steps:
1.
Click
2.
Click
to enter the Stream Media Server configuration interface.
, the dialog box pops up.
Create a nick Name, enter IP address of the PC on which the stream media server is running, and Port number (the Port
554 is the default RTSP port number), and then click Add to save it.
Note: When you install the iVMS-4200, you can install the stream media server in your computer too, you can also run the
stream media server on the same computer on which you run the iVMS-4200.
3.
5.2 Forwarding Video Stream via the Stream Media Server
Click

to configure the stream media server you selected.
The Port Config tab:
The RTSP Listening port is 554 by default.
The maximum and minimum value of the port pool is 13000 and 12000 respectively.
In the Channel Config. tab, you can select and choose the device which you want to add to the stream media server and get
stream form the media server.
 The Channel Config. tab:
1.
Select the camera group which you want to add to the stream media server.
2.
Choose the cameras to add by check the checkbox or check the
stream media server.
to add all the cameras in the group to the
3. Click
to confirm the settings you made.
After the successful configuration, you can get the data stream from the device via the forwarding of the stream media server.
Chapter 6. Decoding Video Stream and Displaying the Video on
TV Wall
iVMS-4200 client software allows the access of the DS-6000DI, DS-6300DI and DS-6401HDI Series Decoder for decoding
and outputting the network video signal from DVR, DVS, network Camera, network speed dome and encoder card as well as
display of the video on TV wall.
6.1 Adding Decoding Device
To manage and display the video to the TV wall, you have to add the decoder to the client.
1.
Click
to enter decoding device setting interface.
2.
Click
to add the decoding device.
3.
Input the information for the decoding device. You can also show the online active devices, click
.
4.
Click
to add the device.
To remotely configure the device, click
.
6.2 Editing TV Wall
After adding the decoding device, click the
1.
Click
icon on the control panel.
to add the TV wall screen layout.
2.
Create the name of the TV wall, and enter the row and column for the TV wall layout.
3.
Check the checkbox of
4.
Click and drag the video output channels of the decoder on the list to the screen to display.
and click
, the TV Wall configuration interface is shown.
6.3
Display Videos on the TV Wall
Purpose:
After the configuring the TV wall layout, and connecting of the decoder channel and TV wall window, you can find the
setting of the TV wall in this section, such as linking the video channel to the decoding channel and display it on the TV wall/
Normal Decoding:
Steps:
Click
Or
1.
Click
on the control panel to enter the TV Wall interface.
2.
Choose the TV wall you want to configure in the layout dropdown list.
3.
Choose the screen layout of the selected TV wall window.
4.
Click and drag the channel on the left bar to the decoding output channel. Then the camera is added to the decoding
device and the video is decoded and shown on the TV wall.
.
icon to show the live view of the channel on the TV wall.
Click
to switch to the alarm mode. When alarm mode is chosen the decoding device only decodes the channels when
alarm occurs. And only one decoding channel can be configured with the alarm mode.
Note: You must click the
decoding is invalid.
on the bottom toolbar to enable the popping up of the alarm image, otherwise, the alarm
Cycle Decoding:
Cycle decoding refers to the decoding the whole camera group and display them for a certain time interval on the TV wall in
sequence.
Note: Only the channels in one group can be cycle decoded in one decoding channel.
Steps:
1. Click and drag the camera group to the decoding channel.
2.
Click
to start the cycle decoding.
Buttons
Description
Live view mode
Alarm mode
PTZ Control
Start decoding
Stop decoding
Start cycle decoding
Pause cycle decoding
6.4 PC Decoder
PC decoder is a computer which installs the decoder card. Firstly install the card drivers before using it.
Run “Decoder Server” to enter the following interface:
After installing the PC decoder, the computer can be used as a decoding device.
The instruction of using the PC decoder to decode the video is the same with that of other kind of decoding devices.
Chapter 7. Log Management
Purpose:
This chapter explains how to search and backup system logs and open saved local log files in the client.
To enter local log management interface, click “Local Log Search” icon on control panel.
7.1 Local Log Search
Steps:
1.
Set “Log Type”, “Minor Type’, ”User Name”, “Group”, “Camera” and the time window of the log you intend to search.
2.
Click “Search” button
The matched logs will be listed on the display pane.
7.2 Log Backup
Steps:
1.
After searched the logs, click “Backup” button.
2.
Click
button to select the saving path on the “Backup Log” dialog box, and define the file name. Click “Save” and
“Backup” buttons.
7.3 Opening Log Files
For the log files that have been backed up to local PC, you can open them in this interface for management purpose.
Steps:
1.
Navigate to File→ Open Log File from the menu bar.
2.
Click
3.
After selecting the log file, click
button to browse the folders where the log files are located.
to open the log file.
Chapter 8. System Configuration
Purpose:
This chapter includes instructions of general configuration, file saving path configuration, alarm sounds and email
configurations for the system.
Click “System Configuration” icon on control panel to enter system configuration interface.
8.1 General Configuration
On the General configuration page, you can configure the general settings for the local system.
Parameter
Description
Interval of Screen Switching
Time interval for the screen switch ; Unit: second. Used in live view.
Log Keeping Time
The expiration time of the system logs.
View Scale
It can be set as Full Screen, 4:3 or 16:9.
Instant Playback Time
It can be set as 30s, 1min, 3min, 5min or 10min
Picture Quality
It can be set as low, middle or high.
Network Performance
It can be set as low, middle, or high.
CPU Performance
It can be set as low, middle, or high.
Enable screen toolbar display
Show toolbar at the bottom of window in preview, playback, etc.
Enable Auto-login:
Automatically login the software without user account validation.
Prioritize the playback of record
Enable record files on storage server priority during playback
files on storage server
operation.
Resume Preview
Enable resume review option
Auto Time Adjustment
Set the time auto adjust time
To finish general settings, you can click “Save” button to save the changes or click “Default” to restore the default settings.
8.2 File Saving Path Configuration
In the File configuration tab, you can set the saving paths to store video files, captured pictures and configuration files.
Steps:
1.
Click each
button to select the saving paths respectively for .video files, pictures and configuration files.
2.
Click “Save” button to save the new settings, or click “Default” to restore default settings.
8.3 Alarm Sound Configuration
In the Alarm Sound configuration interface, you can configure audio (.wav) files for alarms of motion detections, video
exceptions, alarm inputs and device exceptions.
Steps:
1.
Click each
button to open the file browser, and select an audio (.wav) file for the selected alarm type.
2.
Click the
3.
Click “Save” button to save the new settings, or click “Default” to restore default settings.
button to listen to the selected audio file.
8.4 Email Configuration
In the email configuration interface, you can set the SMTP server, and account information for the alarm actions of the client.
Steps:
1.
Enter SMTP server, Port, User Name, Password, Sender’s Address and Receiver’s Address.
2.
Click “Send Test Email” to check email configured successfully.
3.
Click “Save” button to save the new settings, or click “Default” to restore default settings.
Chapter 9. FAQ
Live View
Symptom:
Failed to get the live view of certain device
Possible Reasons:
Unstable network or the network performance is not good enough.
The device is offline.
Too many accesses to the remote device cause the load of the device is too high.
The current use has no permission for live view.
The version of the client software is below the needed version.
Troubleshooting:
Check network status and disable other not in use process on your PC.
Check the device network status.
Restart the device or disable other remote access to the device.
Log in with the admin user and try again.
Download the client software of the newest version.
Recording
Symptom:
Normal recording and the remote recording are confused.
Troubleshooting:
When we say local recording when we use the client software, it refers to the recording on the PC running the client.
And remote recording refers to the recording action commanded by the client on the device side, which stores the
record files in the HDD of the device.
Playback
Symptom:
Failed to download the playback file or the downloading speed is too slow.
Possible Reasons:
Unstable network or the network performance is not good enough.
The NIC type is not compatible.
Too many accesses to the remote device
The current use has no permission for playback.
The version of the client software is below the needed version.
Troubleshooting:
Check network status and disable other not in use process on your PC.
Directly connect the PC running the client to the device to check the compatibility of the NIC card.
Restart the device or disable other remote access to the device.
Log in with the admin user and try again.
Download the client software of the newest version.
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