EVI
External Video Integration
Security Center
Installation and Operation
Manual
Revision History
Version
1.0.0
1.0.1
Date
2015/07/13
2015/09/26
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EVI Security Center
Table of Contents
1.
Glossary .................................................................................................... 3
2.
Introduction ............................................................................................... 3
3.
About the EVI Security Center ........................................................................ 4
4.
EVI Overview............................................................................................. 5
4.2
Hardware Requirements .............................................................................. 5
4.2.1
Network Hardware Requirements ............................................................... 5
4.2.2
Computer Hardware Requirements .............................................................. 5
4.3
Software Requirements ............................................................................... 5
4.4
Installation of the EVI ................................................................................ 6
4.5
Licensing ................................................................................................. 7
4.5.1
How to obtain a license ............................................................................ 7
4.5.2
Software license activation ........................................................................ 7
4.6
Configuration ........................................................................................... 8
4.6.1
Configuration parameters.......................................................................... 8
4.6.1
Configuration examples .......................................................................... 11
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1. Glossary
Acronym
GUI
Description
Graphic User Interface
EVI
External Video Integration
SCADA
Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition
2. Introduction
This is a User Manual for the EVI Genetec Security Center. EVI – External Video Integration communicates with Security Center system.
EVI Security Center is a software application for video, executable with certain parameters that
characterize the behavior. This application has a graphical user interface (GUI) for dedicated
operations of display management.
The manual is organized to give an overview of EVI technology, details on the configuration,
detailed procedurally steps involved in a simple configuration.
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3. About the EVI Security Center
The EVI Security Center is a Windows32-based application that allows the display of cameras
connected to the Security Center system. This application can be called by SCADA systems.
EVI communicates with Genetec Security Center system through Genetec Security Center SDK
(Version 5.2).
The SDK consists of a collection of ActiveX components exposing the core functionalities of
the Security Center system.
The EVI Security Center reads and writes data to and from Security Center system via Ethernet.
EVI has a graphical user interface (GUI) that displays, the encoders connected to the Security
Center system, through different multiplexer formats.
 EVI manages the connection with the Security Center systems;
 Can be run more EVI simultaneously, but every EVI allow the connection to a single
Security Center system at a time;
 Each EVI can display a single screen (on a single monitor) with the possibility to select,
in various modes (1-mux, 2-mux,3-mux or 4-mux), all the cameras viewable;
 From the command line you can specify which alarmed camera view and which modes;
 The multiplexer (MUX) formats are:
o 1x1 (1-MUX)
o 2x2 (2-MUX)
o 3x3 (3-MUX)
o 4x4 (4-MUX)
 From the GUI you can choose the format of the multiplexer (a button to format) and
enable /disable each camera through GUI Tree;
 With a double click on the video live you can see the encoder on which you are currently
single click in a single multiplexer (1-MUX);
 Application Name
: EVI-SecurityCenter.exe
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4. EVI Overview
4.2
Hardware Requirements
4.2.1 Network Hardware Requirements
Since the EVI communicates with the Security Center system over Ethernet, an Ethernet
network must be in place. Depending on the cabling, distances, inter connectivity requirements,
etc., this system may include bridges, routers, hubs, etc.. The network itself should be fully
tested and be known to operate before attaching the controllers and the EVI computers.
Contact your system administrator for assistance or consult instructional documentation and
manuals to setting up the network. It is beyond the scope of this Users Manual to discuss
networking topics in any detail.
Once the network is in place and the EVI computers and controllers are attached, check
connectivity using available network testing tools and programs such as ping.
4.2.2 Computer Hardware Requirements
The following minimum computer hardware items are required for the computer that will be
running the EVI:
1. CPU – Entry level
2. 512 Mb of RAM
3. 10 Gb hard disk space
4. SVGA display adapter
5. Ethernet adapter with proper interface type to attach to the Ethernet network.
While these are considered minimums, actual requirements will vary greatly depending upon the
operating system, operating system options installed and the EVI’s configuration. Faster CPUs
and more memory will greatly enhance the performance of the Server.
4.3
Software Requirements
The following software requirements must be met in order to configure and/or use the EVI :
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Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Genetec Security Center SDK (Version 5.2)
The computer must have DCOM and .NET Framework 4 Installed.
The EVI is a 32 bit application which can run on both 32/64 bit operating system.
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4.4
Installation of the EVI
The EVI proper functioning needs the installation of the Security Center SDK (Version 5.2)
and then the installation of the EVI Security Center using its specific setup.
The setup includes all the dependencies that your system must meet in order to ensure the
proper functioning of the application.
Two security issues require attention:
 Installation needs Administrator rights;
 Windows Firewall must be configured;
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4.5
Licensing
A proprietary software license grants the end-user permission to use one or more copies
of the EVI Security Center software.
Without the software license EVI runs in demo mode with full functionality for 30
seconds.
4.5.1 How to obtain a license
A software license must be obtained from S4S and the request has to be done from the
computer where is installed the EVI Security Center. From the its User Interface selecting “?”
then “View license” then “Product activation”.
In the 'Product Activation' the following steps have to be completed :
 Customer data:
o User name,
o Organization,
o Email field,
 generate code (via the 'Generate new user code' button);
 save the code and directly send it to 'info@s4s.it ' or send it via 'Send' button if is
configured a mail box on the computer.
The software license will be generated for that specific configuration and for the PC from which
has been requested the software license.
4.5.2 Software license activation
To activate your license you must access to the 'Product Activation' dialog and through the
'Load New License' button you load the license file released by S4S.
A dialog will appear for feedback at the end of loading to indicate the outcome of activation.
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4.6
Configuration
EVI can be performed without any parameters by connecting to the system Security Center
through an appropriate dialog, or EVI can be run by passing the configuration parameters to
connect directly, without the use of the Login dialog, to the system to view determined alarmed
encoders.
4.6.1 Configuration parameters
Parameter
-ip
Name
IP address
Description
IP address or gateway name.
Default: 127.0.0.1
Syntax: -ip IP_adress
Example: -ip 192.168.0.0.2
-u
User
The name of the user to connect to the gateway.
Default: user
Syntax: -u User
Example: -u test
-p
Password
The user's password.
Default: “empty”
Syntax: -p Password
Example: -p test
Note: If the Security Center password is empty not
use this parameter.
-sv
MUX alarmed
Define the number of cameras to display.
The possible value are:
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Cameras number
1
2–4
5–9
10 - 16
MUX
MUX 1(1x1)
MUX 2 (2x2)
MUX 3 (3x3)
MUX 4 (4x4)
This parameter allows the display of cameras
alarmed and must be used together with the
‘Cameras alarmed’ parameter.
Default: 1
Syntax: -sv MUX
Example: -sv 2
-t
-MUX= 1,2,3,4
Camera alarmed
Define which cameras to be displayed in the MUX
alarmed (define by ‘MUX alarmed’ parameter).
If you configure more cameras than you can hold in
the MUX in alarm, the system will display the first
and will not consider those in excess.
If you configure few cameras than you can hold in
the MUX alarmed, the system will display the
cameras configured and will fill the remain views
live with the other videos.
Default: 0
Syntax: -t [IDEncoder]+
Example:
(-sv 1) -t 1
(-sv 2) -t 1 2 3 4
(-sv 3) -t 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(-sv 4) -t 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
-e
Hide Exit Button
-o
Offset
The exit button is not shown.
Added offset value to the ID camera.
Default: 0
Syntax: -o [0 to N]
Example: -o 3 –sv 2 –t 1 2 3 4
(4 5 6 7 cameras alarmed)
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-l
Log File
Creates a text file which lists all the connected
cameras reporting ID and description of each
camera.
The file is created in:
C:\EVI-Security Center\LOG.
-ds
Previous
(Delay Seconds)
Displays the video stream of n seconds before the
activation of the application.
If not set this parameter, the video stream is live,
otherwise if the value is greater than 0, the video
stream will show the images of n seconds before
the activation.
Default: 0 (live stream)
Syntax: -ds Seconds
Example:
-ds 30 (30 seconds)
-ds 120 (2 minuts)
-ds 3600 (1 hour)
-k
Kill EVI Process
-sp
Save Position
On closing, EVI closes the port used for
communication of new alarms via TCP. Kill
execution of other EVI previously performed
instances. With this parameter will be executed
always the last call in temporal order.
Saving the size and location of the EVI program in
“Configuration.xml” file. In a new execution, the
application form will have the same size and
positions it had in the previous execution.
This configuration no considers the windows
position (“-wp”) or windows monitor (“-wm”).
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4.6.1 Configuration examples
Example 1
Co and line
>EVI-Security Center.exe -ip 169.254.247.226 –u admin –p AAA -sv 1 –t 4
EVI connects to the Security Center system with IP address 169.254.247.226, user ‘admin’ and
password ‘AAA’, showing the video camera with ID 4 into single view (1-MUX). In the GUI is
shown the Exit Button.
Example 2
Command line
>EVI-Security Center.exe -ip 169.254.247.226 –u admin –p AAA -sv 2 –t 1 2 3 4 -e
EVI connects to the Security Center system with IP address 169.254.247.226, user ‘admin’ and
password ‘AAA’, showing the video cameras with ID 1, 2, 3 and 4 into a multi view (2-MUX).
In the GUI is hided the Exit Button.
Example 3
Command line
>EVI-Security Center.exe -ip 169.254.247.226 –u admin –p AAA -sv 2 –t 1 2 3 4 –e –o 10
EVI connects to the Security Center system with IP address 169.254.247.226, user ‘admin’ and
password ‘AAA’, showing the video cameras with ID 10, 12, 13 and 14 into a multi view (2MUX). In the GUI is hided the Exit Button.
Example 5
Command line
>EVI-Security Center.exe -ip 169.254.247.226 –u admin –p AAA -sv 2 –t 1 2 3 4 –e –o 10
–ds 60 -k
EVI connects to the Security Center system with IP address 169.254.247.226, user ‘admin’ and
password ‘AAA’, showing the video cameras with ID 10, 12, 13 and 14 into a multi view (2MUX). In the GUI is hided the Exit Button. The video stream is in preview mode and it
showed the image with a delay of 60 seconds. The application checks if there is another instance
already running and if there is the application kills it, in this mode there is only one instance.
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