Samsung DVR DVR-16TH User manual

Samsung DVR DVR-16TH User manual
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DVR-4TH
DVR-8TH
DVR-16TH
Digital Video Recorder Family
With Network/DDNS Video Server
User’s Manual
1-800-645-5516
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Amityville, NY 11701
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Caution and Preventive Tips
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Take care not to drop the unit or subject the unit to major shocks or jolts.
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Do not place this unit on an unstable stand, bracket or mount.
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This unit is designed for indoor use only. Do not place the unit near water or in other
extremely humid conditions.
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This unit should not be placed in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.
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Please check the type of power source available before you plug and operate the unit.
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If the clearing is necessary, note to plug the unit from the outlet before uncovering the top
cover. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use only a damp cloth for cleaning.
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Always power down the system prior to connecting and disconnecting accessories, with
the exception of USB devices.
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Lithium battery: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace with
the same type of battery or equivalent type recommended by the battery manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
This symbol intends to alert the user to the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
This symbol intends to alert the user to the presence of unprotected “Dangerous
Voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be strong enough to cause a
risk of electric shock.
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Important Information
Before proceeding, please read and observe all instructions and warnings in this
manual. Retain this manual with the original bill of sale for future reference and, if necessary,
warranty service. When unpacking your unit, check for missing or damaged items. If any item is
missing, or if damage is evident, DO NOT INSTALL OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT. Contact your
dealer for assistance.
Rack Mounting
Consult with the supplier or manufacturer of your equipment rack for the proper procedure
and hardware for mounting this product in a safe fashion. Avoid uneven loading or
mechanical instability when rack-mounting units. Make sure the units are installed to get
enough airflow for safe operation. The maximum temperature for rack-mounted units is 104
°F/40 °C. Check product label for power supply requirements to assure that no overloading
of supply circuits or over current protection occurs. Main grounding must be reliable and
uncompromised by any connections.
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Table of Contents
1. Overview .....................................................................................................................13
1.1 Product Key Features ........................................................................................14
1.2 Product Application Diagram..............................................................................15
2. System Setup..............................................................................................................16
2.1 Position the Unit.................................................................................................16
2.2 Selecting Video Format......................................................................................16
2.3 Connecting Devices to the Unit..........................................................................16
2.4 Rear Panel Connections....................................................................................17
3. General System Setup ...............................................................................................20
3.1 Front Panel Introduction ....................................................................................20
3.1.1 LED Definition .........................................................................................20
3.1.2 Functional Keys ......................................................................................21
3.2 Entering OSD Setup Menu ................................................................................24
3.2.1 User Management ..................................................................................25
3.3 Configuring the HDD in the unit .........................................................................26
3.4 Power On/ Off the Unit.......................................................................................26
3.5 System Date/ Time Setting ................................................................................28
3.5.1 Set Date/ Time ........................................................................................28
3.6
3.7
3.5.2 Daylight Saving Time Setup ....................................................................29
3.5.3 Network Time Protocol Setup..................................................................30
IP Camera Setting .............................................................................................30
3.6.1 IP Camera Information ............................................................................31
3.6.2 Connection Setup ...................................................................................32
3.6.3 Device Setup...........................................................................................33
3.6.4 Activated .................................................................................................33
3.6.5 Status ......................................................................................................33
Record Schedule/ Quality Setting ......................................................................34
3.7.1 Record Mode Setup ................................................................................34
3.7.2 Schedule Setup.......................................................................................34
3.7.3 Preset Record Configuration...................................................................35
3.7.4 Per Camera Configuration ......................................................................36
3.7.5 Record Event Video Only........................................................................36
4. Basic Operation ..........................................................................................................37
4.1 Viewing Live/ Playback Video ............................................................................37
4.1.1 Viewing Modes........................................................................................37
4.1.2 Digital Zoom............................................................................................38
4.1.3 Viewing Live Cameras ............................................................................38
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To Freeze Live Image..............................................................................38
4.1.4 Viewing Recorded Video.........................................................................38
Key Usage in Playback ...........................................................................39
Pause Playback and Single Step Forward/ Backward ............................39
4.2 Sequence Setup ................................................................................................40
4.2.1 Sequence on Main Monitor .....................................................................40
4.2.2 Call Monitor Control ................................................................................40
4.3 Searching Recorded Video ................................................................................41
4.3.1 Searching by Time ..................................................................................41
4.3.2 Calendar Search .....................................................................................42
4.3.3 Smart Search ..........................................................................................43
4.3.4 Searching by Event .................................................................................44
4.3.5 Search by Text ........................................................................................45
4.4 Video Export ......................................................................................................46
4.4.1 Export from OSD Setup Menu ................................................................46
4.4.1.1 Select the External Device ......................................................47
4.4.1.2 Select Video for Exporting.......................................................47
4.4.1.3 Digital Signature......................................................................48
4.4.1.4 Erase Disc...............................................................................49
4.4.2 Quick Video Export through Front Panel.................................................49
4.4.2.1 ezBurn Introduction.................................................................49
4.4.2.2 Export Normal Video ...............................................................50
4.4.2.3 Export Event Video .................................................................50
4.5 Deleting Recorded Video ...................................................................................51
4.6 Dome Control.....................................................................................................52
4.6.1 Dome Connection ...................................................................................52
4.6.2 Dome Protocol Setup ..............................................................................52
4.6.3 RS485 Setup...........................................................................................53
4.6.4 Dome Controlling Key .............................................................................54
4.6.5 Setting Preset Points...............................................................................55
4.6.6 Calling Preset Points...............................................................................56
4.7 Manual Digital Deterrent ....................................................................................57
4.8 2-Way Audio Talk Function ................................................................................57
4.9 UPnP Function...................................................................................................58
4.9.1 Setting Up the DVR and the PC..............................................................58
4.9.2 UPnP NAT Traversal Function ................................................................58
4.10 Boot Log Exportation .........................................................................................59
5. Advanced System Configuration ..............................................................................60
Account and Password ...............................................................................................60
Key Usage in OSD setup menu..................................................................................60
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Key Usage in Virtual Keyboard ...................................................................................61
5.1 System Setup ....................................................................................................62
5.1.1 System/Version Info ................................................................................62
5.1.1.1 DVR System Information & Version Numbers.........................62
5.1.1.2 Software Upgrade via Local Device ........................................63
5.1.1.3 Software Upgrade via Internet ................................................63
5.1.2 Language ................................................................................................64
5.1.3 Date / Time..............................................................................................64
5.1.3.1 Date / Time..............................................................................64
5.1.3.2 Time Zone...............................................................................65
5.1.3.3 Date / Time Display.................................................................65
5.1.3.4 Date Display Mode..................................................................65
5.1.3.5 Time Display Mode .................................................................66
5.1.3.6 Daylight Saving Time Setup ....................................................66
Daylight Saving Time ..............................................................66
DST Start / End .......................................................................66
DST Bias.................................................................................66
5.1.3.7 Network Time Protocol Setup..................................................66
NTP Server .............................................................................66
Automatically Time Sync .........................................................67
Manually Time Sync................................................................67
5.1.4 Unit Name ...............................................................................................67
5.1.5 Show Unit Name .....................................................................................67
5.1.6 User Management ..................................................................................68
5.1.6.1 Password Protection ...............................................................68
5.1.6.2 Account Setup.........................................................................68
5.1.6.3 Authority Setup .......................................................................68
5.1.6.4 Load Default Setting ...............................................................69
5.1.7 Network Setup ........................................................................................69
5.1.7.1 LAN Select ..............................................................................70
5.1.7.2 LAN Setup...............................................................................70
DHCP......................................................................................71
IP ............................................................................................71
Netmask..................................................................................71
Gateway..................................................................................71
DNS ........................................................................................72
PPPoE Account.......................................................................72
PPPoE Password....................................................................73
PPPoE Max Idle......................................................................73
Connect At Booting .................................................................73
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Network Restart ......................................................................73
5.1.7.3 Modem Setup..........................................................................74
Dial-in Setup ...........................................................................74
Dial-out Setup .........................................................................76
Dial Port Selection ..................................................................79
5.1.7.4 Trigger Port .............................................................................79
5.1.7.5 Email Address .........................................................................80
5.1.7.6 SMTP Setup............................................................................80
Email via SMTP ......................................................................80
SMTP Server ..........................................................................81
SMTP Port ..............................................................................81
SMTP Account ........................................................................81
SMTP Password .....................................................................82
5.1.7.7 DDNS Setup ...........................................................................82
Enable DDNS..........................................................................82
Host Name ..............................................................................82
DDNS Port ..............................................................................83
Submit/ Update .......................................................................83
ezDDNS ..................................................................................83
5.1.7.8 UPnP Setup ............................................................................84
UPnP ......................................................................................84
UPnP NAT Traversal ...............................................................84
5.1.8 RS485 Setup...........................................................................................84
5.1.8.1 Unit ID.....................................................................................84
5.1.8.2 Baud Rate ...............................................................................85
5.1.8.3 Bits ..........................................................................................85
5.1.8.4 Stop.........................................................................................85
5.1.8.5 Parity.......................................................................................85
5.1.9 Audio Output/ Key Beep..........................................................................85
5.2
5.1.9.1 Audio Output ...........................................................................85
5.1.9.2 Key Beep ................................................................................86
5.1.10 User Graphic Interface .........................................................................86
5.1.11 IP Camera Support...............................................................................86
Monitor Setup ....................................................................................................87
5.2.1 Show Camera Title..................................................................................87
5.2.2 Title Position............................................................................................87
5.2.3 Monitor Brightness ..................................................................................88
5.2.4 Monitor Contrast .....................................................................................88
5.2.5 Monitor Chrominance..............................................................................88
5.2.6 VGA Resolution.......................................................................................88
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5.2.7 VGA Frequency.......................................................................................89
5.2.8 Show Color Bar.......................................................................................89
Camera Setup....................................................................................................90
5.3.1 Analog Camera .......................................................................................90
5.3.1.1 Camera Select ........................................................................90
5.3.1.2 Dome Protocol ........................................................................90
5.3.1.3 Dome ID..................................................................................90
5.3.1.4 Camera Title............................................................................91
5.3.1.5 Covert/Privacy Mask ...............................................................91
Covert .....................................................................................91
Privacy Mask...........................................................................92
Privacy Mask Select................................................................92
5.3.1.6 Termination .............................................................................92
5.3.1.7 Brightness ...............................................................................92
5.3.1.8 Contrast ..................................................................................92
5.3.1.9 Saturation ...............................................................................93
5.3.1.10 Hue .........................................................................................93
5.3.1.11 Audio Association....................................................................93
5.3.1.12 Copy Settings..........................................................................93
5.3.2 IP Camera...............................................................................................93
5.3.2.1 IP Camera Select ....................................................................94
5.3.2.2 IP Camera Title .......................................................................94
5.3.2.3 Search Via UPnP ....................................................................94
5.3.2.4 Hostname/IP ...........................................................................94
5.3.2.5 Model ......................................................................................95
5.3.2.6 Connection Setup ...................................................................95
Account ...................................................................................95
Password ................................................................................95
Management Port ...................................................................95
Streaming Format ...................................................................95
Advance Streaming Option .....................................................95
Streaming Port ........................................................................95
Streaming Protocol..................................................................96
IP Dome Protocol....................................................................96
5.3.2.7 Device Setup...........................................................................96
Product ID ...............................................................................97
Image Resolution/ FPS/ Compression/ Quality .......................97
Sharpness/ Brightness/ Contrast/ Saturation/Hue...................97
Apply.......................................................................................97
5.3.2.8 Activated .................................................................................98
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5.5
5.6
5.3.2.9 Status ......................................................................................98
5.3.2.10 Copy Settings..........................................................................98
Record Setup.....................................................................................................99
5.4.1 Record Mode Setup ................................................................................99
5.4.1.1 Record Resolution ..................................................................99
5.4.1.2 Record Format ......................................................................100
5.4.1.3 Max Rec. PPS.......................................................................100
5.4.2 Schedule Setup.....................................................................................100
5.4.2.1 Day / Night Time Start / End..................................................100
5.4.2.2 Weekend Schedule ...............................................................100
5.4.2.3 Weekend Start / End .............................................................101
5.4.3 Preset Record Configuration.................................................................101
5.4.4 Per Camera Configuration ....................................................................101
5.4.4.1 Camera Select ......................................................................102
5.4.4.2 Normal PPS ..........................................................................102
5.4.4.3 Normal Qlty ...........................................................................102
5.4.4.4 Event Max PPS.....................................................................102
5.4.4.5 Event Qlty .............................................................................102
5.4.4.6 Event Active ..........................................................................102
5.4.5 ezRecord Setup ....................................................................................103
5.4.6 Data Lifetime Setup...............................................................................104
5.4.6.1 Data Lifetime Mode...............................................................104
5.4.6.2 Data Lifetime.........................................................................104
5.4.6.3 Data Lifetime By Day ............................................................104
5.4.6.4 Data Lifetime By Channel .....................................................105
5.4.7 Pre-Alarm Recording ............................................................................105
5.4.8 Circular Recording ................................................................................105
5.4.9 Audio Recording ...................................................................................105
5.4.10 Purge Data............................................................................................106
5.4.10.1 Purge All Data .......................................................................106
5.4.10.2 Purge All Event Data .............................................................106
5.4.10.3 Purge Event Before...............................................................106
5.4.10.4 Start To Purge .......................................................................106
Sequence Setup ..............................................................................................107
5.5.1 Main / Call Monitor Dwell ......................................................................107
5.5.2 Main / Call Monitor Schedule ................................................................107
Event Setup .....................................................................................................108
5.6.1 Internal Buzzer......................................................................................108
5.6.2 Event Icon .............................................................................................108
5.6.3 Email Notice..........................................................................................108
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5.8
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5.6.4 Email Attachment ..................................................................................109
5.6.5 Alert Notification Setup..........................................................................109
5.6.5.1 Alert Configuration Set..........................................................109
5.6.5.2 Alert Notification....................................................................109
5.6.5.3 Alert IP .................................................................................. 110
5.6.5.4 Alert Port ............................................................................... 110
5.6.5.5 Alert Interval.......................................................................... 110
5.6.6 Event Full Screen.................................................................................. 110
5.6.7 Event Duration ...................................................................................... 110
5.6.8 Per Channel Config............................................................................... 110
5.6.8.1 Channel Select...................................................................... 111
5.6.8.2 Video Loss Detect................................................................. 111
5.6.8.3 Motion Detect........................................................................ 111
5.6.8.4 Detection Config ................................................................... 111
Detected Area Setup............................................................. 111
Sensitivity.............................................................................. 112
Area Threshold ..................................................................... 112
5.6.8.5 Alarm In ................................................................................ 112
5.6.8.6 Alarm Out.............................................................................. 112
5.6.8.7 Digital Deterrent – Day/ Night/ Weekend .............................. 113
Database Setup ............................................................................................... 115
5.7.1 Total / Free Size of HDD ....................................................................... 115
5.7.2 Avail. Rec Time ..................................................................................... 115
5.7.3 Est. Rec Period ..................................................................................... 115
5.7.4 Internal / External Disks ........................................................................ 116
5.7.5 NAS Device........................................................................................... 117
Configuration ................................................................................................... 117
5.8.1 Load Factory Default............................................................................. 118
5.8.2 Import Configuration ............................................................................. 118
5.8.3 Export Configuration ............................................................................. 118
5.8.3.1 Copy Destination................................................................... 119
5.8.3.2 Configuration Name .............................................................. 119
5.8.3.3 Begin Export ......................................................................... 119
5.8.4 Import Deterrent.................................................................................... 119
5.8.5 Export Deterrent....................................................................................120
5.8.6 Boot Log................................................................................................120
5.8.7 Operation Log .......................................................................................120
Video Export ....................................................................................................120
5.9.1 Select Device ........................................................................................121
5.9.2 Select Channel......................................................................................122
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5.9.3 From / To Time ......................................................................................122
5.9.4 Select Events ........................................................................................122
5.9.5 Data Type..............................................................................................122
5.9.6 Export Format .......................................................................................123
5.9.7 Digital Signature....................................................................................123
5.9.8 Erase Disc.............................................................................................123
5.9.9 Begin Export .........................................................................................123
5.10 POS Setup.......................................................................................................124
5.10.1 POS Function......................................................................................124
5.10.2 POS Overlay .......................................................................................124
5.10.3 Exception POS Setup..........................................................................125
5.10.3.1 Exception No.........................................................................125
5.10.3.2 Trigger...................................................................................125
5.10.3.3 Exception String ....................................................................125
5.10.3.4 By Numerals .........................................................................125
5.10.4 Input Setup..........................................................................................126
5.10.4.1 Port Selection........................................................................127
5.10.4.2 Input source ..........................................................................127
5.10.4.3 Camera Selection .................................................................127
5.10.4.4 Text Filter ..............................................................................127
5.10.4.5 Manual Filter Setup...............................................................128
5.10.4.6 Input Process ........................................................................128
5.10.4.7 Text Baud Rate .....................................................................128
5.10.4.8 Text Bit ..................................................................................128
5.10.4.9 Text Stop ...............................................................................128
5.10.4.10 Text Parity .............................................................................128
5.11 Shutdown.........................................................................................................129
5.11.1 Power Off ............................................................................................129
5.11.2 Reboot.................................................................................................129
5.11.3 Auto Rebooting ...................................................................................129
5.11.4 Rebooting Time ...................................................................................129
6. Remote Monitoring Software...................................................................................130
6.1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements ......................................................130
6.2 Software Installation.........................................................................................131
6.2.1 Change Internet Settings ......................................................................131
6.2.2 Install Remote Monitoring Software ......................................................133
6.2.2.1 Login / Logout .......................................................................134
6.2.2.2 Software Upgrades ...............................................................135
6.3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor................................................................135
6.3.1 View Live Video.....................................................................................135
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6.3.2
6.3.3
6.3.4
6.3.5
6.3.6
6.3.7
6.3.8
6.3.9
6.3.1.1 Select Display Mode .............................................................136
6.3.1.2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control ...................................136
Instant Recording ..................................................................................137
6.3.2.1 Record Video Instantly ..........................................................137
6.3.2.2 Playback Instant Recorded Video .........................................137
Playback Video .....................................................................................138
6.3.3.1 Playback Remote Video........................................................138
6.3.3.2 Playback Local *.drv Files .....................................................139
6.3.3.3 Playback Controls .................................................................139
Verify Digital Signature..........................................................................140
Search from Event List..........................................................................140
Take a Snapshot ...................................................................................140
Health Status of HDD ............................................................................141
Normal and Dual Streaming ..................................................................141
Remote Monitoring Software Trouble Shooting Guide ..........................142
Appendix A: Technical Specifications .........................................................................143
Appendix B: Preset Record Configuration ..................................................................145
Appendix C: Record Duration.......................................................................................147
Appendix D: Dial-up Connections via Modem ............................................................149
Establishing Dial-in Connection ................................................................................149
Establishing Dial-out Connection ..............................................................................153
Appendix E: Verifying Digital Signature ......................................................................158
Appendix F: Alarm I/O Pin Definition ...........................................................................161
Appendix G: HDD PC Player Tool Introduction ...........................................................163
Using EXT2IFS on Your PC......................................................................................163
Start Playing the *.drv file..........................................................................................165
Appendix H: IR Remote .................................................................................................167
Appendix I: USB Mouse Operation...............................................................................169
Special Operations ...................................................................................................169
Appendix J: ezRecord Diagram Sample ......................................................................171
Appendix K: Connect to External Storage Device ......................................................174
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1.
Overview
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit is an integrated digital video recorder
that combines the features of a time-lapse audio / video recorder, a
multiplexer, and a video server to create a single security CCTV solution.
Its outstanding variable operation enables users to view live or playback
recorded video, have remote access through network simultaneously while
recording other video, and to view previously recorded video instantly by
entering the time and date or selecting recorded video from the event list.
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit is enhanced to provide Multi-Codec
including H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG compression mode. Moreover, its
distinctive hybrid solution supports the coexistence of network compatible IP
devices and convenient analog connections.
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series includes SpecoRemote™, the remote
viewing and configuration software that is a Web-browser plug-in, which
allows users to view live, or recorded video images, and enables remote
configuration. The remote software is stored in the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH
series unit and deployed over a LAN, WAN or Internet connection to remote
Windows-based computers. This simplifies the installation and maintenance
of the software components so all remote users are kept up to date.
Please refer to the following for the front panel design of the three models.
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1.1
Product Key Features
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series offers advanced features not typically found
in standard multiplexers. It integrates the full features of a DVR, a multiplexer
and a video server (by using the software SpecoRemote™). The key features
of the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series are listed as follows.
Advanced Functions
• H.264 high quality compression
• 4/8/16 channels for video input
• Simultaneous Live/ Playback monitor and remote access via network,
while recording without interruption
• SpecoRemote™ web-based software for remote monitoring and control
via LAN or Internet including CMS
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Embedded Linux operating system
Real-time “live display” for each channel
Recording frame rate up to 240 pps(NTSC)/ 200 pps(PAL)
16 Channels of audio recording/ playback
Digital Deterrent
Two-way audio
4 USB2.0 ports for video clip export and/or backup
Easy software upgrade via USB ThumbDrive®, DVD+RW or Internet
Remote Application
• Up to 4 internal hard drives (4th drive requires removal of the DVD-RW)
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POS Support
Gigabit LAN (RJ45) for external storage and NAS for TH series models
2X Digital Zoom available in Live and Playback mode
Automatic camera detection (Plug & Play)
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• Covert camera operation provides enhanced security and administrator
control
• Per camera configuration for camera settings, frame rate, picture bit rate,
alarms, motion detection.
• Programmable day/ night/ weekend scheduling
• Programmable main monitor/ call-monitor switching sequence
• Powerful alarm processor allows flexible alarm trigger and responses,
including alarm, motion, and camera failure
• Dome control protocols: Speco, Pelco D, Pelco P, Fastrax 2, AD422,
Panasonic_C, Panasonic_N, DSCP and JVC
• 8 levels of password security
1.2
Product Application Diagram
According to system demand, connect the unit with selective devices as
shown in the system diagram below to complete a video surveillance solution.
The figure also displays the expandability and flexibility of this digital
recording system.
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2.
System Setup
Prior notices and an introduction on system installation will be described in
this chapter. Please follow the instructions to operate the unit.
In order to prevent the unit from data loss or system damage that might result
from a sudden power fluctuation, the use of an Uninterruptible Power Supply
(UPS) is highly recommended.
2.1
Position the Unit
Position/ mount the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit in an appropriate,
steady location and make sure the power is off before making any
connections. The area should avoid hindering or blocking the unit from airflow.
Sufficient airflow is required to protect the unit from overheating. The
tolerable high temperature of the operating environment is 104°F/ 40°C.
The unit utilizes heat-conducting techniques to transfer internal heat to the
case, especially to the bottom side of the unit.
NOTE: Be sure not to remove the rubber feet, and always leave a
space for air ventilation on the bottom side of the unit.
2.2
Selecting Video Format
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit is designed to operate under either
NTSC or PAL video formats. Please contact a qualified service person to
perform the installation procedure.
2.3
Connecting Devices to the Unit
This section lists some important notices that should be read BEFORE
making any connections to the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit.
NOTE: Be sure to connect short-term external devices, such as USB
ThumbDrive®, USB DVD+RW, USB Hard Disk Drive, etc., ONLY
AFTER the unit is successfully powered on.
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Connecting Required Devices
Before powering up, you should connect cameras and a main monitor to the
unit for basic operation. If needed, connect a call monitor for displaying full
screen video of all installed cameras in sequence.
Connecting Short-term Device
If you plan to install any short-term external devices, such as USB DVD+RW,
USB Hard Disk Drive, etc, to the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series and want to
use them as part of the unit system, make sure those devices are
connected only after the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH is powered up. The
DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit can only recognize the external devices
after the power-up process is completed.
2.4
Rear Panel Connections
There are several connectors on the rear panel of the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH
series unit available for installations. The following figure shows the
connectors by name and a detailed description of each connector follows.
There are two differences on the rear panels of different models:
1. The BNC channel connectors are provided according to the supported
number of channels, respectively 4-ch, 8-ch, and 16-ch.
2.
The terminal blocks of audio in/out and alarm I/O for DVR-4TH/ 8TH is
smaller whereas the terminal blocks of audio in/out and alarm I/O for
DVR-16TH is larger.
The detail description of each connector is as the followings.
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Main Monitor (S-Video/ BNC/ VGA)
S-Video, BNC, and VGA output connectors are available for connecting to a
main monitor. The main monitor displays live image and playback recorded
video in full-screen or multiple window format.
Digital Output (Main Monitor)
A digital output connector is provided for connection to a displaying device
that transfers data digitally to show the best video quality.
Call Monitor (BNC)
The call monitor is used to display full screen video of all installed cameras in
sequence. The BNC call monitor connector allows the user to connect an
optional call monitor to the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit. Reference to
dual monitor support in section Dual Main Output.
Video Input
A group of BNC connectors is provided for video input streams from installed
cameras. The number of connectors equals to the number of channels. The
DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit has 4/ 8/ 16 BNC connectors on the rear
panel, respectively.
Video Looping
The other group of BNC connectors positioned on the rear panel is for looping
out video input.
RS-232C
The unit provides a RS-232C communication port for sending and receiving
signals.
Alarm I/O & RS-485 Ports
The unit provides Alarm I/O and RS-485 ports that offer users the flexibility
required to connect the unit to other devices.
Refer to appendix Alarm I/O Pin Definition for detailed pin definition on the
Alarm I/O for the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit.
NAS
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit can connect to a Network Attached
Storage (NAS) device through this connector to increase storage space and
allow vast recording.
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Audio In
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit provides 4/ 8/ 16 channels of audio
recording accordingly. The Audio In connectors are offered for connecting
audio source devices (e.g. external amplified microphone) to the unit. The
PIN of upper row is for input of each channel while the lower row is for
ground.
Main Audio Out
One RCA connector is provided for audio output of main monitor.
Audio Out
In addition to the RCA connector, the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit
provides 4/ 8/ 16 channels of audio exporting accordingly. The Audio Out
connectors are provided for connecting audio output devices (e.g. amplified
speakers) to the unit. The PIN of upper row is for output of each channel while
the lower row is for ground.
USB 2.0 (x4)
There are two USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel and two on the front panel to
allow users to connect external USB devices to the unit, such as a
ThumbDrive®, DVD+RW, or a USB mouse.
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit allows users to preset the OSD settings
using a USB mouse or a USB keyboard.
LAN (RJ-45)
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit is capable of networking. Once the unit
is connected to the LAN network, the users can remotely access the unit
through SpecoRemote™ on a PC.
Power Switch
The power switch is used to power up or shut down the unit.
Power Supply
Connect the power supply cord shipped with the unit to the power supply jack
to provide power to operate the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit.
NOTE: Use of other power supply cord may cause overloading.
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3.
General System Setup
Before operating the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit, some general
configuration should be setup in advance. The following subsections will
introduce functional keys on the front panel and general configuration of the
DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit.
The regularly displayed OSD information and its positions are shown in the
following figure. The title of the channel is displayed on the upper left-hand
corner of the window, either in full screen mode or in multiple-channel mode.
The current operating mode, including Call mode, Dome Control mode,
Playback mode, Freeze mode and Sequence mode, is displayed in the status
bar located on the lower left-hand corner of the screen. The date/ time
information is displayed on the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
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The functional keys on the unit’s front panel enable users to control the unit
and preset programmable settings.
3.1.1
LED Definition
The LED indication lights of the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit on the front
panel are described as follows.
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Power LED
The LED should be lit when the power is connected.
HDD LED
The LED will be lit while the HDD is processing data to or from the connected
HDD(s).
Alarm LED
The LED should be lit when an alarm is triggered.
Network LED
The LED should be lit when the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit is
connected to a network and it should blink when any data is being transferred.
REC LED
The LED should blink while the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit is recording.
3.1.2
Functional Keys
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit’s function keys on the front panel are
described below for normal operation.
CHANNEL
• In both Live and Playback modes, press any CHANNEL key to view the
corresponding video in full screen. The number of the CHANNEL keys
corresponds to the number of cameras supported by the unit.
• In Dome Control mode, the key “1” is used to access the Set/ Go Preset
menu while the key “2” is used to hide or display the dome camera setting
parameters.
• In OSD virtual keyboard, press keys 1~9 to input number 1~9, and press
key 10 to input number 0.
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Digital Deterrent
Users can trigger warning announcement at certain camera site by pressing
the digital deterrent key and the specific camera key. Refer to section Manual
Digital Deterrent for more detail about manually triggering the digital
deterrent function.
COPY/ CALL
• In Live mode, press this button to enter call monitor control mode.
• In Dome Control mode, press CALL in association with ENTER to enter
the OSD setup menu of the dome camera.
• This is used to quick export video to an external device, such as USB
DVD+RW, USB ThumbDrive®, etc. For more detailed operating
instructions, refer to section Quick Video Export through Front Panel.
• In OSD virtual keyboard, press this key to input a period mark “.”.
Direction Keys
• In Zoom mode, these keys function as normal Direction Keys.
• In the OSD setup menu, the Direction Keys are used to move the cursor to
previous or next fields. To change the value in the selected field, press UP
/ DOWN keys.
ZOOM/ ENTER
• In OSD setup menu or selection interface, press this key to make
selection or to save settings.
• In live full screen viewing mode, press this key to view a 2× zoom image.
Press it again to return.
ESC
• Press to cancel or exit from certain mode or OSD setup menu without
changing the settings made previously.
• If the password protection has been enabled, press ESC for five seconds
to lock up the function of certain keys, including PLAY, MENU, SEARCH,
and DOME. Once users lock up the function of these keys, enter proper
username and password to gain access of the functions of these keys.
NOTE: Please go to the <System Setup> Æ <User Management>
menu to enable or disable the password protection.
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DOME
• Press this key to enter Dome Control mode. Please refer to section Dome
Control for more details about dome camera controlling operation.
• In OSD virtual keyboard, press this key to go backspace.
MODE
Press repeatedly to select desired main monitor display format. There are
four viewing modes available: full screen, 4-window (2×2), 9-window (3×3),
and 16-window (4×4). Refer to section Viewing Modes for more detailed
information.
PLAY/ STOP
Press this key to switch between live image and playback video.
NOTE: Video taken within the latest 5 ~ 10 minutes cannot be played
back because the video is still saved in the buffer.
SEQ (Sequence)
Press to start automatic sequencing of the video coming in from the installed
cameras.
FREEZE
• Press FREEZE while viewing live image, the live image will be frozen, but
the date/ time information shown on the monitor will continue updating.
The recording of the video will continue as well. Press FREEZE again to
return to live mode.
• Press FREEZE while playing recorded video, the playback video will be
paused. Press LEFT/ RIGHT to move the recorded video reverse/ forward
by a single step. Press FREEZE again to continue playing video.
MENU
Press this key to access the OSD setup menu.
SEARCH
In both Playback and Live mode, press SEARCH to access the Search menu
to search and playback recorded video by date/ time, events, or text.
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JOG/ SHUTTLE
• The jog/ shuttle knob is a dual function knob, including a shuttle ring and
an embedded jog disk, that provides wide range in playback control. Note
that the jog/ shuttle knob is active only when the unit is in Playback mode.
• When playing back videos, the shuttle ring can control playback speed in
either forward or backward directions. Rotate the shuttle ring clockwise/
counterclockwise to fast forward/ reverse playing speed. According to the
angle of rotation, the playing speed changes to 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, or 32×,
in both forward and reverse playback.
• When the video is paused, the embedded jog disk can control single-step
playback. Clockwise rotation moves the video image one-step forward,
whereas counterclockwise rotation moves the video image one-step
backward. Note that single-step playback is for JPEG recoding only.
3.2
Entering OSD Setup Menu
The configuration of the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit can be customized
through the intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) OSD setup menu.
Collaborating with a USB mouse, setting up the DVR can be easy as
operating on a PC. Press MENU and select an account to login.
The next step is to enter a corresponding password. The preset password for
the administrator account “admin” is “1234”.
NOTE: It is strongly suggested to change the preset password to
prevent unauthorized access to the unit.
An icon displayed at the status bar will show the authority level of the account.
Under logout condition, the icon will show “Guest”. When an account is
logged in, its authority level number (1~8) will be shown.
Before completely logout, other functions can also be accessed without
having to login again. There are two ways to logout: manually logout by
pressing ESC key at Live mode, or auto logout when keys are not pressed for
5 minutes at Live/ Menu mode.
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3.2.1
User Management
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit provides the option to create up to
seven sets of usernames and passwords with customized authority, excluding
the preset “admin” account. From the Main Menu, select <System Setup> Æ
<User Management> and the menu is as the following:
User Management
Password Protection
Account Setup
Authority Setup
Load Default Setting
ON
No
Password Protection
Select <ON> to request for username and password for accessing functions
listed in Authority Setup menu, or select <OFF> to allow free access.
Account Setup
Setup customized username, password, and authority level in this menu. The
username is case sensitive. The authority level rank from level 1~8, and level
8 has highest authority. Alternatively, select <Disable> to stop using the
account.
NOTE: The username and authority level of the preset “admin”
account cannot be changed.
Authority Setup
Setup the allowed authority level for accessing the functions listed in this
menu. The functions include: Playback/Search, Dome Control, Call Control,
Export Data, Menu Access, System Setup, Monitor Setup, Camera Setup,
Record Setup, Sequence Setup, Event Setup, Database Setup, Configuration,
POS Setup, and Shutdown. The authority level rank from level 1~8, and level
8 has highest authority. Alternatively, select <Disable> to allow free access.
NOTE: The “Menu Access” cannot be set to <Disable>.
If the account does not have authority to access certain functions, an error
message will be displayed on the screen.
Load Default Setting
Select <Yes> to load the default setting.
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3.3
Configuring the HDD in the unit
There is an empty cartridge positioned on the front panel where users can
install a swappable HDD. There are two possible situations after a HDD is
installed into the unit.
• If a brand new HDD is installed, the unit will automatically format it and
add it into the database.
• If a used HDD that has a different data format is installed, the screen will
show “1 disk(s) with wrong data format! Please format then add to the
database manually”. Please follow the steps described below:
- Enter the OSD setup menu using account with appropriate privilege
and access <Database Setup>.
- Access <External Disks>.
- Find the HDD that was just installed, and select <Format> to format it.
- After the HDD is formatted, select <Add> to add it into the database.
Some recommended HDDs are listed as below:
SV35.2
Seagate
3.4
160G / 320G
Barracuda ES.2
500G
Barracuda 7200.11
1000G
Hitachi
DeskStar
320G
Maxtor
DiamondMax 22
500G
Western Digital
WD AV
160G / 320G / 500G
Power On/ Off the Unit
If the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit must be shutdown for any reason,
always remember to follow proper shutdown and power on procedures in
order to avoid damage to the unit.
To Power On the Unit
First check if the type of power source available is compatible before plugging
into the unit. Then turn on the unit using the power switch on the rear panel.
The system checking information and color bar will be shown on the monitor.
It will disappear when the unit has been properly powered on.
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To Restart/ Shutdown the Unit
Press MENU and input the username and password that has sufficient
authority to access the OSD setup menu. Select <Shutdown> in Main menu
and press ENTER to enter the Shutdown menu, which displays as follows.
Shutdown
Power Off
Reboot
Auto Rebooting
Rebooting Time
Off
<Power Off>
Select this item to shutdown the unit. DO NOT disconnect the power during
shutdown until the message “You can safely turn off DVR now!” displays.
<Reboot>
Select this item to restart the unit. The system checking information and color
bar will be displayed on the monitor until the unit is properly restarted.
NOTE: While the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit is shutting down or
rebooting, the recoding and playback of videos will stop to avoid
abnormal images.
<Auto Rebooting>
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit can be set to reboot automatically once
a day/week at predetermined time in order to keep the DVR system more
stable. Select <Off> to disable the auto rebooting function.
<Rebooting Time>
If the auto rebooting function is enabled, select a desired time to perform the
auto rebooting function.
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3.5
System Date/ Time Setting
The user can set the current date, time and other OSD parameters in the
Date/ Time menu. The login account should have authority to access the
System Setup menu. In the OSD Main menu, select <System Setup> and
press ENTER, then select <Date/ Time> to access the Date/ Time menu; the
menu displays as follows.
Date/Time
Date
Time
Time Zone
Date/Time Display
Date Display Mode
Time Display Mode
Daylight Saving Time Setup
Network Time Protocol Setup
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Y/M/D
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Set Date/ Time
Set Date/ Time
Select <Date>/ <Time> and press ENTER to adjust the settings. LEFT/
RIGHT keys are used to move the cursor to previous or next field, ENTER is
for selecting, and UP/ DOWN are used to change the value in the selected
field.
NOTE: The reset date/ time setting applies for recording new video,
the date and time of previously recorded video will not be changed.
NOTE: To avoid record database corruption, after changing the date/
time setting, it is recommended to clear the database.
Date/ Time Display
Users are allowed to choose to set the date/ time OSD displays in 1 or 2 rows.
Use the UP/ DOWN keys to change the setting. The default is to display the
date/ time OSD in one row.
Date Display Mode
This function allows user to set the OSD display type of the date/ time. There
are three options to select from: <Y/M/D>, <M/D/Y> or <D/M/Y>. “Y”
represents “Year”, “M” represents “Month” and “D” represents “Day”.
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Move to the desired item and press ENTER, the option starts blinking. Use
UP / DOWN keys to change the setting. The default setting is <Y/M/D> in
both NTSC/ PAL formats.
Time Display Mode
The user can choose to set the time format to <12 hour> or <24 hour>. Use
the UP/ DOWN keys to change the format. The default setting is <12 hour>.
3.5.2
Daylight Saving Time Setup
The items in this sub-menu are for those people whom live in certain regions
to observe Daylight Saving Time.
Daylight Saving Time
Select <ON> to enable, or <OFF> to disable the function.
If the function is disabled, the DST Start/ End time and DST Bias will be
grayed out and cannot be accessed.
NOTE: If this function is enabled, the date/ time information will be
shown on the screen with a DST icon when playing back recorded
video or searching video in the event list. “S” indicates summer time
and “W” indicates wintertime.
DST Start/ End
This is used to program the daylight saving duration. Use Direction keys to
move the cursor to the next or previous field, use UP/ DOWN to change the
settings in the selected field.
DST Bias
<DST Bias> allows the user to set the amount of time to move forward from
the standard time for daylight saving time. The available options are <30>,
<60>, <90> and <120> minutes.
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3.5.3
Network Time Protocol Setup
This section guides you to synchronize your unit to fit the local time.
Go the <System Setup> Æ <Date/ Time> Æ <Time Zone>. Refer to below
figure and select your time zone from the options.
Then go to <System Setup> Æ <Date/ Time> Æ <Network Time Protocol
Setup> and select <ON> for the item <Automatically Time Sync>. When this
function is ON, time sync will be performed every hour in order to observe
correct time of your local zone.
NOTE: If you want the unit to automatically synchronize the local time,
the <Time Zone> item MUST NOT be set to <OFF>, or the function
cannot be activated.
3.6
IP Camera Setting
The distinctive hybrid solution of the DVR enables users to connect IP
camera(s) while others are analog cameras. First enter the OSD setup menu
with a proper account and access <System Setup> Æ <IP Camera Support>
to select the number of IP cameras to be connected. The supported channels
of IP cameras will be from the largest numbers, for example CH16 for 16ch
models.
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NOTE: The DVR must be rebooted in order to apply the change of IP
Camera Support option.
To configure setting of an IP camera, access <Camera Setup> and select the
channel with the largest number. The menu will be shown as follows.
IP Camera
IP Camera Select
IP Camera Title
Search Via UPnP
Hostname/IP
Model
Connection Setup
Device Setup
Activated
Status
Copy Settings
CH16
CH16
X.X.X.X
NH Series
No
NOTE: If the IP camera is already activated, menu items 3 to 5 will be
grayed out and cannot be accessed.
3.6.1
IP Camera Information
IP Camera Title
Access this item to enter the name of the IP camera to be shown on the
monitor.
Search Via UPnP
If the IP camera is UPnP compatible and is in the local area network, select
this item and press ENTER to automatically search for the IP camera
attached to the DVR.
Hostname/IP
Access this item to enter the hostname or IP address of the IP camera, for
example 192.168.1.123.
Model
Access this item to select the model of the connected IP camera.
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3.6.2
Connection Setup
Enter <Connection Setup> to configure the connection and data transmission
setting of the connected IP Camera. The menu will be shown as below.
Connection Setup
Account
Password
Management Port
Streaming Format
Advance Streaming Option
Streaming Port
Streaming Protocol
IP Dome Protocol
****
****
80
MPEG4
OFF
554
RTP+RTSP
NONE
Account / Password
Access these two items to enter a valid account name and password of the
connected IP camera.
Management Port
Access this item to enter the default port of the IP camera.
Streaming Format
Access this item to select the streaming format, <MPEG4>, <MJPEG> or
<H264>, of the IP camera.
Advance Streaming Option
Select <OFF> and the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be set
automatically according to the camera model selected. Alternatively, select
<ON> to manually set the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol.
Streaming Port
Access this item to enter the streaming port, for transmitting video and related
commands, of the IP camera.
Streaming Protocol
Access this item to select the streaming protocol of the IP camera. The option
includes <RTP+RTSP>, <RTP/RTSP>, <RTP/RTSP/HTTP>, and <HTTP>.
NOTE: Please contact manufacturer of the IP camera for assistance if
the IP camera’s Management Port / Streaming Port / Streaming
Format / Streaming Protocol are unknown.
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IP Dome Protocol
If the connected device is an IP Dome Camera, then select an appropriate IP
Dome Protocol from the provided options.
3.6.3
Device Setup
Enter <Device Setup> to configure the basic settings of the IP camera. The
basic settings include the IP camera’s product name, image quality, image
adjustment, etc. Set the item <Apply> to <Yes> to apply the changes.
NOTE: The <Device Setup> menu may have fewer or more menu
items according to different IP camera models.
3.6.4
Activated
Access this item and select <Yes> to activate the connection to the IP camera.
To deactivate the connection, select <No>.
NOTE: Once the connection to the IP camera is activated, menu items
<Hostname/IP>, <Model>, and <Connection Setup> will be grayed out
and cannot be accessed.
3.6.5
Status
After the connection to the IP camera is activated, users can check the
connection status. The menu will be shown as below.
Status
Model
Streaming Format
Resolution
PPS
Bandwidth
Pkg. lost rate
****
MPEG4
640x480
10
20 KB/Sec
0.1%
The information shown on the monitor is “read only”.
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3.7
Record Schedule/ Quality Setting
The Record Setup menu allows users to set recording quality, recording
schedules, and other recording parameters. Login with a proper account to
access Record Setup menu. In the Main menu, move the cursor to <Record
Setup> and press ENTER; the following menu is displayed.
Record Setup
Record Mode Setup
Schedule Setup
Preset Config
Per Camera Config
ezRecord Setup
Data Lifetime Setup
Pre-Alarm Recording
Circular Recording
Audio Recording
Purge Data
3.7.1
Best Quality
15 Sec
ON
ON
Record Mode Setup
The Record Mode Setup menu is for selecting resolution and recording format.
The relative record settings, such as preset configuration, will follow the
record mode setting. In normal circumstance, it is recommended to select
half-D1 resolution and H.264 recording format.
Move the cursor to <Record Mode Setup> and press ENTER, then select
desired record resolution and format.
3.7.2
Schedule Setup
This submenu is used to set the day and night time, or weekend recording
schedule. The Night and Day schedules are used to define daytime and
nighttime; the Weekend schedule is tailored for weekends and holidays.
Select <Schedule Setup> from the Record Setup menu and press ENTER.
Schedule Setup
Day Time Start
Day Time End
Night Time Start
Night Time End
Weekend Schedule
Weekend Start
Weekend End
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• Make appropriate changes for the start time of the Day Time and Night
Time schedule using the Direction keys.
• Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to cancel.
• If you want to record over the weekend, choose <YES> to enable the
Weekend Schedule in advance and then set the Weekend Start/ End time.
• Press ESC to back to previous page.
Day/ Night Time Start
The Day/ Night Start Time determines the beginning of day/ night recording
time. The time is indicated in 1-minute increments. The time display format in
this menu is based on the setting of Time Display Mode.
Day/ Night Time End
The Day/ Night End Time determines the end point of day/ night recording
time. The time is indicated in 1-minute increments. The time display format in
this menu is based on the setting of Time Display Mode.
Weekend Schedule
The Weekend Schedule determines whether a weekend schedule is in effect.
Choose <YES> to take effect the related weekend settings.
Weekend Start/ End
The Weekend Start Time indicates the specific day and time that a weekend
begins, for example, FRI 18:00. The Weekend End Time indicates the specific
time and day that a weekend ends, for example, MON 06:00. Time is
indicated in 1-minute increments.
Note that the value you have set indicates when the regular Day and Night
scheduling ends, and when the Weekend recording begins.
3.7.3
Preset Record Configuration
The <Preset Config> is used to preset recording quality and frame rate for
normal video and event video. In normal circumstances, it is strongly
suggested to set the item to <Best Quality>, the default. Please refer to
appendix Record Configuration for tables showing the PPS and picture size
under various setting. For further information about setting up the
configuration, please refer to section Preset Record Configuration.
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3.7.4
Per Camera Configuration
This function is used to set the Day/ Night/ Weekend PPS (Picture per
Second) and Quality for each channel. The Preset Configuration must be set
to <OFF> for accessing these schedules. The menu displays as follows:
(Record Mode: 352×[email protected] in NTSC/ 352×[email protected] in PAL).
Per Camera Config
Cameral Select
Normal PPS
Normal Qlty
Event Max PPS
Event Qlty
Event Act
Day
7.5
Best
30
Best
Both
Night
7.5
Best
30
Best
Both
CH1
Weekend
7.5
Best
30
Best
Both
• First, select a Camera to set its record configuration. The image and
record settings from the selected camera will be displayed on the screen.
• Move the cursor using the Direction keys and press ENTER to select an
item.
• Change the value using UP/ DOWN keys.
• Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort.
• Press ESC to return to Record Setup menu.
Please note that the total normal pps for all channels cannot exceed 240
NTSC (352×[email protected])/ 200 PAL (352×[email protected]). To increase one
channel’s pps, you may have to reduce other’s first. Event pps is not
restricted to this rule, since a smart event schedule will correct the total pps
automatically..
3.7.5
Record Event Video Only
If you want your DVR unit to start recording only under the alarm is triggered,
follow the steps:
• Enter the OSD setup menu with a proper account.
• In the OSD setup menu, select <Record Setup> menu. Move the cursor to
the item <Preset Config>, and select <Event only>.
Refer to section Preset Record Configuration for more detailed information.
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4.
Basic Operation
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit allows the user to easily access some
general operations through the front panel. The following sections introduce
the general operation of the unit.
4.1
Viewing Live/ Playback Video
The general functions in live and playback mode are described in the sections
that follow.
4.1.1
Viewing Modes
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit provides several ways of viewing both
live and recorded video. The following descriptions explain the view formats
that are available.
Viewing in Full Screen
Press any CHANNEL key directly to view the corresponding camera image in
full screen format.
Viewing in Multi-Window
Various multi-window viewing formats are available for selection. To switch
between these viewing formats, press MODE repeatedly.
The available viewing formats are illustrated in the following figure. Note that
3x3 viewing mode is only available in DVR-8TH/16TH models, whereas 4x4
viewing mode is only available in DVR-16TH models.
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4.1.2
Digital Zoom
Users are able to view a 2× full screen in live and playback mode. To view the
2× full screen, follow these steps:
• Press the CHANNEL key to view the corresponding camera in full screen.
• Press ZOOM to enter a 2× full screen zoom mode of the selected camera.
• If you need to view a specific area of the 2× zoomed screen, use Direction
keys to pan/ tilt the zoomed area around the original image.
• Either press ZOOM again or ESC to leave the zoom mode.
4.1.3
Viewing Live Cameras
Users are allowed to view live cameras in several viewing modes, including
full-screen, 2×2, 3x3 and 4×4. General operation under live mode is
described as follows.
To Freeze Live Image
Press FREEZE while viewing a live image, the image then pauses, but the
date/ time information does not, and the system clock continues running.
Press FREEZE to pause the live image; press FREEZE again to resume the
live camera view.
4.1.4
Viewing Recorded Video
To view recorded video, the user can press the PLAY/ STOP key directly.
When the PLAY/ STOP key is pressed, the unit starts to continue playing back
the recorded video from the suspended point of record. If the PLAY/ STOP
key is being used for the first time, the unit will playback from the very
beginning of the record. Alternatively, a user can select records from the
Search menu to play specific video. Refer to section Searching Recorded
Video for more information.
The Forward or Backward playing speed indicator will be shown on the
bottom-left of the screen in Playback mode.
General operation for Playback mode is described as follows.
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Key Usage in Playback
Key usage changes slightly in Playback mode as follows.
<LEFT> (Backward Playback)
This key is used to play recorded video fast backward. Press the key
repeatedly to increase the speed of backward playback by 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×,
or 32×.
<RIGHT> (Forward Playback)
This key is used to play recorded video fast forward. Press the key repeatedly
to increase the speed of forward playback by 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, or 32×.
<FREEZE>
Press FREEZE to pause the playback video. When the recorded video is
paused, press LEFT/ RIGHT to move playback video a single step backward/
forward, respectively. Press FREEZE again to continue playing video.
<PLAY/ STOP>
Press to start playing back video, or to stop playing back video and return to
live mode.
Pause Playback and Single Step Forward/ Backward
To pause and move recorded video single step forward/ backward, follow
these steps.
• Press one of the CHANNEL keys to display the corresponding camera in
full screen.
• Press FREEZE to pause the current playback image.
• Press LEFT/ R
IGHT keys to move the recorded video a single step
backward/ forward. Press and hold LEFT/ RIGHT keys to move backward/
forward the video single steps continuously.
• Press FREEZE again to resume the playback operation.
NOTE: Single step backward is available in JPEG recording only.
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4.2
Sequence Setup
This section introduce how to view in sequence mode with both Main Monitor
and Call Monitor, if connected. Sequence function can avoid manually
backtracking and give more flexibility in surveillance.
4.2.1
Sequence on Main Monitor
The automatic sequence function can be displayed in any viewing mode.
Select certain viewing format and press SEQ to start the automatic sequence.
Press ESC to stop and return to live mode. The figure below shows the
example of displaying sequence in 4-channel viewing mode.
4.2.2
Call Monitor Control
Users can use front panel of the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit to control a
call monitor display without having to access the Main menu. Two viewing
modes can be displayed on call monitor: Sequence display and Single
camera display. To program the call monitor sequence, refer to section
Sequence Setup.
Follow the steps below to control the call monitor.
• Press the CALL key on the front panel to enter call monitor control mode,
the message “Call Mode” will then be shown on the bottom-left of the
screen.
Press 1-16 Key To Select Channel
Press SEQ To Enable Sequence
• Press any CHANNEL key to display the image of the corresponding
camera on the call monitor.
• Alternatively, press SEQ repeatedly to display the sequence of cameras
previously programmed in Call Monitor Schedule menu.
• Press ESC to return the front panel to Main Monitor Control mode.
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4.3
Searching Recorded Video
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit is capable of searching and playing
back recorded video by date/ time, events, or text. To search by time, select a
specific date and time of the wanted video or enter Calendar Search. To
search by event, select channels to display the event list.
In live or playback mode, press SEARCH to enter the Search menu, which is
shown as follows.
Search
---------------------------Search By Time--------------------------1 Nov 2009 16:45:36
From:
11 Nov 2009 08:15:12
End:
10 Nov 2009 04:19:03
Select:
Begin Playback
Calendar Search
Smart Search
--------------------------Search By Event-------------------------CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 All
Select Channel:
Event List
None
---------------------------Search By Text--------------------------Text Query Page
NOTE: “Search By Text” only functions when a POS machine is
connected and text data is stored.
4.3.1
Searching by Time
Follow the steps to search video by date and time.
• Press SEARCH to enter the Search menu.
• Move the cursor to “From” and press ENTER will start playing recorded
video from the specified “From” time.
• Move the cursor to “End” and press ENTER will start playing recorded
video from the specified “End” time.
• Move the cursor to “Select” and press LEFT/RIGHT keys to choose date/
time. Press ENTER and adjust the values by UP/DOWN keys.
• Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort.
• Move the cursor to <Begin Playback> and press ENTER to start playing
back the selected video.
• Press PLAY again to return to live video.
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NOTE: If there is no available recorded video that matches the
specified time and date, the unit starts playback from the next
available video.
NOTE: The date/time information will be shown on the screen with a
DST icon if the Daylight Saving Time function is enabled. “S” indicates
summer time and “W” indicates winter time.
4.3.2
Calendar Search
Follow the steps below to search recorded video via Calendar Search.
• Press SEARCH button to enter the Search menu.
• Move the cursor to <Calendar Search> and press ENTER. A calendar will
be shown as below.
Calendar Search
------------------------------ Date/Time -----------------------------←
November 2009
→
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
Fri
Sat
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25
26
27
28
29
30
31
6
7
45
2
3
4
5
1
46
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
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15
16
17
18
19
20
21
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22
23
24
25
26
27
28
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29
30
1
2
3
4
5
-------------------------- Search By Time --------------------------From/End
From End
Select
4 Nov 2009 06:19:45
Begin Playback
• Move the cursor to year/ month and press ENTER. Then press UP/DOWN
keys to adjust the value and press ENTER again to confirm.
• Move the cursor and press ENTER to select any date shown in bold and
underlined font. The bar below the calendar will change according to the
recorded data of the selected date.
• Then select preferred time from the time bar. Alternatively, move the
cursor to the time shown at the bottom. Press ENTER and adjust the
values of hour/ minute/ second via UP/DOWN keys.
• The <From> and <End> buttons allows users to playback video from the
beginning or end of the database.
• Note that the time blocks highlighted in red represent events occurred.
• Select <Begin Playback> and press ENTER to start playing back selected
video.
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4.3.3
Smart Search
Smart Search allows users to search for recorded videos according to specific
date/time, channel, and monitoring area. Follow the steps below to search
recorded video via Smart Search.
• Press SEARCH button to enter the Search menu.
• Move the cursor to <Smart Search> and press ENTER. The Smart Search
menu will be displayed as below.
From:
End:
Select Channel
Select Search Area
Search Sensitivity
Search Threshold
Interval
Smart Search List
Smart Search
2009/01/01 AM00:00:00
2009/05/01 AM00:00:00
CH1
77%
50%
60 Sec
• Specify the From/End time to search for recorded video within the period.
• Choose a channel for smart search.
• Setup the monitoring area following the special operation described in
appendix USB Mouse Operation.
• Specify detection sensitivity and threshold according to environment and
required application.
• The time interval specified here will be time segment of smart search. That
means, if the total time period is 10 minutes, and the time interval is 60
seconds, then there will be 10 time segments. Therefore, if video satisfied
the smart search criteria is found in the 4th segment, only the 4th segment
video will be reported on the Smart Search List.
• When the criteria are all set, select <Smart Search List> and press
ENTER to start the smart search.
When the Smart Search List is displayed, use Direction keys to scan through
the list. Press ENTER to playback any desired item, or press ESC to exit the
list.
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4.3.4
Searching by Event
“Event List” will be displayed, as shown below, when users searched
recorded video by event. Users can scroll down the Event List to look for
interested event video.
Date
2009/03/17
2009/03/17
2009/03/16
2009/03/15
2009/03/12
2009/03/12
2009/03/11
2009/03/10
2009/03/08
2009/03/08
2009/03/08
Event List
Time
11:26:50
09:53:03
16:14:42
03:45:31
22:27:56
10:09:29
12:18:20
05:16:00
17:11:37
16:29:10
03:22:17
Ch.
2
5
3
1
1
7
6
4
2
8
2
Type
Motion
Alarm
Alarm
Motion
Alarm
Motion
Motion
Alarm
Motion
Motion
Alarm
The list displays the first 9999 events by date, time, triggered camera, and
alarm type. As some events are deleted, event items beyond 9999 will be
displayed. The latest recorded event video will be listed on the top.
Follow these steps to search event video through the Event List:
• Press SEARCH to enter the Search menu.
• To search event video recorded on a specific channel, press LEFT/ RIGHT
to move the cursor and press ENTER to select or de-select a channel.
• Move the cursor to <Event List> and press ENTER to list the event video
from the selected channels.
• To exit the event list, press ESC.
Follow these steps to playback selected event video from the Event List.
• Press and hold UP/ DOWN to scroll through the Event List.
• Press ENTER to playback the selected event video.
• Press PLAY/ STOP to return to live mode.
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4.3.5
Search by Text
When a POS device is connected to the DVR, users can search for videos
with text data. The “Text Query Page” is displayed as below:
Text Query Page
OFF
By Text
Item
Item
OFF
By Numerals
Value
Value (Upper Limit)
OFF
By Date/Time
2009/01/01 AM00:00:00
From:
2009/05/01 AM00:00:00
To:
OFF
By Channel
Text Query List
There are three ways to search: by text, by numerals, or by text and numerals.
In the mean time, date/time and/or channel can be specified to narrow down
range, thus the search will be faster. Refer to below for search options.
By Text:
• Exception: Search for video with data containing the exception string set
in the OSD setup menu.
• OR: Enter two sets of word strings. Search for videos with data containing
EITHER ONE of the word strings.
• AND: Enter two sets of word strings. Search for videos with data
containing BOTH of the word strings.
• Specific: Specify one set of word string. Search for videos with data
containing the specific word string.
By Numerals:
• Outside The Range: Enter two numbers to specify a range. Search for
videos with data containing number(s) out of the range.
• Inside The Range: Enter two numbers to specify a range. Search for
videos with data containing number(s) within the range.
• Less Equal Than: Enter one number. Search for videos with data
containing number(s) less than or equal to the specific number.
• Greater Equal Than: Enter one number. Search for videos with data
containing number(s) greater than or equal to the specific number.
• Specific: Specify a number. Search for videos with data containing the
specific number.
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4.4
Video Export
The following sections are instructions for video export via OSD setup menu
and via hot keys on the front panel.
NOTE: The Central Management System (CMS) software can also
remotely execute video export function. Please refer to the CMS user’s
manual for more details.
4.4.1
Export from OSD Setup Menu
The Video Export menu enables only the accounts with proper authority to
export recorded video with digital signature to a USB ThumbDrive® or a
DVD+RW drive. Login with a proper account to export video.
The exported video will be identified by the exporting date/ time, and
classified by event type. The exportation of each recorded video consist of
four files if digital signature is necessary, including *.gpg, *.drv, *.sig and
readme.txt.
If an external storage device will be the destination of the exporting video,
make sure it is available and connected to the appropriate port.
From the Main menu, select <Video Export> and press ENTER. The menu is
displayed below.
Video Export
Select Device
Select Ch:
From:
To:
Select Events
Data Type
Export Format
Digital Signature
Erase Disc
Begin Export
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2009/03/28 PM03:09:18
Normal
DRV
No
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4.4.1.1
Select the External Device
The available external devices for exporting video will be listed by name and
free size in Select Device menu. The Select Device menu displays as follows.
Select Device
Device Name
xxx-xxx-x-x-xx
xx-xxx-xx-xxxx
Available
256 MB
1.5 GB
Sel
No
No
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit only supports EXT3 file system. If an
external HDD will be connected to the unit, ensure the format of the HDD is
EXT3. If not, please format this HDD to EXT3 first.
Device Name
The item shows the name of the available device.
Available
The item shows the free space of the available device.
Select
Set to <Yes> to select it as the exporting destination, or <No> to deselect.
4.4.1.2
Select Video for Exporting
Select video from desired channel(s) with specific date / time and/or event(s),
and set the item <Begin Export> to <Yes> to start exporting. Following are the
items for selecting video.
Select Channel
Select the channel to export. Move the cursor to the desired channel using
LEFT / RIGHT keys, select or de-select a channel by pressing ENTER.
From / To Time
The items are used to set the time which data export begins and ends. Move
the cursor using LEFT / RIGHT keys, and press ENTER to select the date/
time items; adjust the selected date and time value by UP / DOWN keys.
NOTE: The exported data between the Start Time and End Time
includes both normal and event video.
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Select Events
Select this item to display the event list. Move the cursor to scroll through the
event list and press ENTER to select event(s) to be exported.
Data Type
The item is used to select exporting video type. The options are <Normal>
(export normal video only), <Event> (export event video only) and <Both>
(export both normal and event video).
NOTE: To export event video only, se the “From” and “To” items at the
same date and time. Otherwise, not only the event video but also the
normal video included between the “From” date/ time and “To” date/
time will be exported.
Export Format
This item is for selecting exporting video format. The options are <DRV>,
<AVI>, and <Original>.
The *.drv file can only be played back with SpecoRemote™ and
SpecoPlayer™, and multiple camera video can be played from one file. The
*.avi file can be played back with media players. Note that if multiple channels
are exported, each channel is exported to a separate file.
4.4.1.3
Digital Signature
The user can export a video clip with or without a digital signature. Set the
item to <YES> to export with the signature file, or <NO> to export without the
signature file.
Each recorded video with a digital signature will be exported automatically
into four files, including *.gpg, *.drv, *.sig and readme.txt. The *.gpg file name
is the same as the last eight digits of MAC (Media Access Control) address of
the unit.
Make sure that an external storage device, such as a USB Hard Drive or USB
ThumbDrive®, is available and connected to the appropriate port for export.
For more information about verifying a digital signature, see appendix
Verifying Digital Signature.
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4.4.1.4
Erase Disc
This function is used to remove information found on a DVD+RW disk prior to
exporting new information to the drive. Select <Yes> and press ENTER to
start deleting data.
4.4.2
Quick Video Export through Front Panel
The unit provides an easy and quick way, called ezBurn, to export video files
to the built-in DVD+RW or an external device, such as a USB ThumbDrive®.
The video exported via ezBurn is saved as *.drv file.
If an external device will be the destination of the video, make sure it has
been connected to the unit and the port has been set appropriately.
NOTE: Once an external device has been connected to the unit, the
device has priority over the built-in DVD+RW. That means the video
will be exported to the external device instead of the built-in DVD+RW.
Exporting process may take about 10 minutes to 1 hour depending on the file
size of the video.
4.4.2.1
ezBurn Introduction
The ezBurn function provides users a convenient way to export video with
built-in DVD-RW or to external storage devices, such as USB ThumbDrive®.
TWO keys (SEARCH and COPY) and THREE touches are all that will be
needed to complete the export. The whole exporting process is done through
the front panel operation, but no need to access the OSD setup menu.
The ezBurn export process is illustrated as the following:
The process is described step by step in the following sections.
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4.4.2.2
Export Normal Video
To export normal video to an external device, follow these steps:
• Press SEARCH and play desired normal video by entering date and time.
• When the playback starts, press COPY once to mark the starting point of
the export video. The playback continues.
• Press COPY again to mark the ending point of the export video. Then the
“ezBurn” window will be displayed as shown below. The information
shown on the window is “read only”.
ezBurn confirmation
Selected Device: Built-in-DVD+RW
All data on the disc will be erased.
Exported Required Size = 11 MB
Real Export Range:
From: 2009/11/07 AM10:41:13
To: 2009/11/07 AM10:41:21
Enter: YES
ESC: NO
or
Press CH N to assign
Digital Deterrent File Sound_N
NOTE: For more information about setting of Digital Deterrent
function, please refer to section Digital Deterrent.
• Press ENTER to start the export, or press ESC to abort.
• If there is no exportable external device connected to the unit, then a
warning message will be displayed on the screen, as shown below:
No exportable device detected.
Please install the target device/mediato the DVR.
Enter: Retry
ESC: Exit
or
Press CH N to assign
Digital Deterrent File Sound_N
4.4.2.3
Export Event Video
To export event video, follow these steps:
• Press SEARCH and playback desired event video. For details on how to
playback event video, refer to section Searching by Event.
• When the playback starts, press COPY. The “ezBurn” window will be
displayed as follows. The information shown on the window is “read only”.
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ezBurn confirmation
Selected Device: Built-in-DVD+RW
All data on the disc will be erased.
Exported Required Size = 11 MB
Export Event Info:
Data
Time
Ch
2009/11/07
AM10:42:35
13
Enter: YES
ESC: NO
Type
Motion
• Press ENTER to start the export, or press ESC to abort.
• If there is no exportable external device connected to the unit, then a
warning message will be displayed as shown in the previous section.
NOTE: The DVD will be ejected when its capacity is 99% full.
4.5
Deleting Recorded Video
The account with appropriate privilege can delete recorded video in the Purge
Data menu. Select <Record Setup> from Main menu and press ENTER, then
move the cursor to <Purge Data> and press ENTER. The Purge Data menu
will be displayed.
Purge Data
Purge All Data
Purge All Event Data
Purge Event Before
Start to Purge
No
No
2009/01/01
No
The first three items are used to select the data to be purged. After the data is
selected for deletion, set the forth item <Start to Purge> to <Yes> and press
ENTER to start the deleting process. The menu items are described below.
Purge All Data
Select this item to delete all normal and event videos from the database.
Purge All Event Data
Select this item to delete all event videos from the database.
Purge Event Before
This item is for deleting event videos that are recorded before a specific date.
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4.6
Dome Control
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit allows the user to control a dome
camera via the front panel.
In Live mode, users can press a CHANNEL key to display the corresponding
dome camera in full screen. To enter Dome Control mode, press the DOME
key and the hint screen will be displayed. Press ESC or DOME to exit Dome
Control mode and return to live mode. To configure settings regarding dome
camera control, see the following sections.
4.6.1
Dome Connection
Follow the steps below to install a dome camera.
• Refer to appendix Alarm I/O Pin Definition for RS-485 port pin definition.
• Using a RS-485 cable, connect the R+, R- terminals from the dome
camera to the D+, D- terminals on the RS-485 port respectively. Refer to
the following illustration.
4.6.2
Dome Protocol Setup
The Dome Protocol item lists the dome protocols available for communicating
with dome cameras connected to the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit. From
the Main menu, select <Camera Setup> and press ENTER. The following
menu is displayed.
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Analog Camera
Analog Camera Select
Dome Protocol
Dome ID
Camera Title
Covert/ Privacy Mask
Termination
Brightness
Contrast
Saturation
Hue
Audio Association
Copy Settings
CH01
None
0
Ch1
On
0
0
0
0
Yes
To configure dome protocol, first select a camera then set the communication
protocol associated with that dome camera using the direction keys and press
ENTER.
NOTE: The settings only become effective after saving the changes
and exiting from the menu.
4.6.3
RS485 Setup
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit controls the dome cameras via RS-485
communication protocol. The RS-485 parameters for the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/
16TH series unit must be set to the same parameters set in the dome
camera.
Users are allowed to change the RS-485 settings for the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/
16TH series unit. Select <System Setup> in the Main menu, then select
<RS485 Setup> from the System Setup menu and press ENTER. The
following menu is displayed.
RS485 Setup
Unit ID
Baud Rate
Bits
Stop
Parity
224
9600
8
1
None
The Unit ID number must match the ID address of the dome camera. The
range of the Unit ID is from 1 to 255 while the default is 224. Note that no two
devices on the same bus should be given the same ID address, or a conflict
may occur.
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The default RS-485 settings of the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit are 9600
Baud, 8 Data Bits, 1 Stop Bit, and No Parity.
NOTE: The settings only become effective after saving the changes
and exiting from the menu.
4.6.4
Dome Controlling Key
The function keys used for Dome Control are illustrated below.
Enter / Auto
• In OSD setup menu, press this key to make selection.
• In dome control mode, press this key to activate automatic adjustment of
focus and iris.
Set / Go Preset
This key is used to enter the Dome Preset menu to enable the set up of a
specific position as a preset and to go to the predetermined preset positions.
Toggle Hint Screen
This function is used to avoid showing the dome parameter information while
controlling the dome camera. Press this key to hide the information. Press the
key again to recover it.
Pan / Tilt
• In OSD setup menu, these keys function as direction keys.
• In dome control mode, press these keys to pan and tilt the lens of dome
camera.
ESC
Press this key to leave dome control mode and return to live mode.
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Iris Open
Press this key to open the Iris and let in more light to the dome camera.
Iris Close
Press this key to close the Iris and let in less light to the dome camera.
Focus Near
Press this key to focus the lens of the dome camera at a near position.
Focus Far
Press this key to focus the lens of the dome camera at a far position.
Zoom In
Press this key to zoom in the lens of the dome camera. This enables the user
to enlarge the designated viewing area.
Zoom Out
Press this key to zoom out the lens of the dome camera. This allows the user
to get a wider range of viewing area.
4.6.5
Setting Preset Points
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit allows users to set preset positions.
The maximum amount of preset points allowed depends on the brand and
model of the dome camera. Follow steps below to set preset points.
• Press a Channel key to view the corresponding camera in full screen.
• Then press DOME to enter dome control mode. Then a Hint Screen,
shown as below figure, will display on the screen.
• Press 2 to hide the dome control Hint Screen; press 2 again to toggle the
Hint Screen.
• Use Direction keys to position the dome camera to desired position.
Hint Screen
DOME / ESC: Exit
MODE / PLAY: Iris Open / Close
SEQ / FREEZE: Focus Near / Far
MENU / SEARCH: Zoom In / Out
ENTER: Auto Focus / Iris
←↑↓→: Pan / Tilt
CH1: Set / Go Preset
CH2: Hint Screen On / Off
CH3 / CH4: Move Speed 000%
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• Press 1 to access the Set/Go Preset function. A virtual keyboard will be
displayed as below.
1
2
3
BS
4
5
6
Set Preset
7
8
9
Go Preset
0
Clear
Exit
• Input a desired preset number.
• Click on the <Set Preset> button to save the position. Now the preset
position is set and ready to be called.
4.6.6
Calling Preset Points
Follow these steps to call preset points.
• Press a Channel key to view the corresponding camera in full screen.
• Then press DOME to enter dome control mode. Then a Hint Screen,
shown as blow figure, will display on the screen.
• Press 2 to hide the dome control Hint Screen; press 2 again to toggle the
Hint Screen.
• Press 1 to access the Set/Go Preset function.
1
2
3
BS
4
5
6
Set Preset
7
8
9
Go Preset
0
Clear
Exit
• Input a desired preset number.
• Click on the <Go Preset> button to call the preset point.
• Now the selected dome camera will rotate to the preset position
automatically.
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4.7
Manual Digital Deterrent
Besides presetting the digital deterrent function in OSD setup menu, users
can also manually trigger digital deterrent function via front panel control. To
do so, press the Digital Deterrent (D.D.) key and the menu will be displayed:
Manual Digital Deterrent
PRESS THE DESIRED CHANNEL TO
TRIGGER DIGITAL DETERRENT.
← DD Source: Follow Event Setup →
ENTER: SEND TO ALL CHANNEL
ESC: Exit
Use LEFT/RIGHT keys to select source files from <Follow Event Setup>,
<Default Sound>, or <Sound_N>, where N can be chosen from 1 to 50. Press
any channel key to manually trigger digital deterrent at that specific channel
site. Alternatively, press ENTER to trigger digital deterrent at ALL channel
sites.
4.8
2-Way Audio Talk Function
2-way audio talk function enables the DVR site to communicate with the
camera site. To initiate communication, press and hold any channel key for 2
seconds. When the communication starts, below message will be shown on
the screen:
2-WAY AUDIO
YOU ARE NOW COMMUNICATING WITH CHANNEL
02
At this time, users will be able to hear audio from the camera site, even if the
audio output setting is disabled in the OSD setup menu. To start speaking to
the camera site, press and hold the D.D. key. Once the D.D. key is released,
the audio from the camera site will be heard again.
To terminate 2-way audio talk, press the same channel key or press ESC.
NOTE: 2-way audio talk function is not available for channel 1.
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4.9
UPnP Function
UPnP is the abbreviation for Universal Plug and Play, which is a relatively
new technology that integrates a universal protocol for widespread
plug-and-play devices to ease the network implementation. When a PC and a
DVR both installed the UPnP function, the PC can automatically recognize
the DVR in the same local area network.
The advantage of this function is that PCs can connect to the DVR via the
remote control software by directly clicking on the icon representing the DVR
in <My Network Places> folder.
4.9.1
Setting Up the DVR and the PC
Enable the UPnP function in the DVR:
Enter the OSD menu with a proper account and access <System Setup> Æ
<Network Setup> Æ <UPnP Setup>. The menu is as the following:
UPnP Setup
UPnP
UPnP NAT Traversal
ON
No
Set the first item UPnP to <ON> and the DVR is ready.
Install the UPnP interface components in a PC:
• Click <Start> Æ <Control Panel> Æ <Add or Remove Programs>.
• Then click <Add/Remove Windows Components> on the left.
• In Windows Components Wizard, double click on <Networking
Services>, then check the box in front of <Universal Plug and Play>.
• Click <OK>, then <Next> and the installation process will begin.
• When the installation is completed, the icon representing the DVR can be
found in <My Network Places> folder.
• Double click on the icon will open an internet browser that connects to the
DVR via the remote control software.
4.9.2
UPnP NAT Traversal Function
The UPnP NAT traversal function will help to automatically setup a router if
the DVR connects to the internet via a router.
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When a PC connects to a DVR not in the same local area network, a real IP
address and corresponding port number is required. However if the DVR is
behind a router, the communication between the PC and the DVR will be
transmitted back and forth by the router. The router will need to setup port
mapping (forwarding) before images from the DVR can be remotely viewed
on the PC. For each individual DVR, the setting needs to be done individually.
Imagine if there is tens or hundreds of DVRs. The setting will take a long time.
Fortunately, if the DVR has UPnP NAT traversal function, the setting of the
router will be done automatically when it is enabled. Just select <Yes> for the
menu item UPnP NAT Traversal in the UPnP setup menu and it will take care
of everything.
4.10
Boot Log Exportation
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit will keep records of important system
logs. Users can also choose whether or not to keep records of operation logs.
Login using an account with proper authority and enter the OSD menu. Then
access the Configuration menu, as displayed below.
Configuration
Load Factory Default
Import Config
Export Config
Import Deterrent
Export Deterrent
Boot Log
Operation Log
No
On
Set <Operation Log> to <On> and operation logs will start to be recorded in
the system log. Alternatively, set to <Off> and operation logs will not be part of
the system log.
Select <Boot Log> and a list of system logs will be displayed on the screen.
Users can export the system log as a data file to an external storage device.
Connect a USB storage device and press COPY to export the system log file
to the USB storage device. In the mean time, a digital signature file will also
be exported.
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5.
Advanced System Configuration
The detailed functions and settings of the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit
can be set through the intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) OSD setup
menu. Collaborating with a USB mouse, setting up the DVR can be easy as
operating on a PC. This chapter describes the menu items and options in the
OSD setup menu.
Account and Password
Press MENU and select an account to login. There are two preset accounts:
“admin” and “user”. The next step is to enter a corresponding password. The
preset password for the administrator account “admin” is “1234”, while the
preset password for the account “user” is “4321”.
NOTE: It is strongly suggested to change the preset password to
prevent unauthorized access to the unit.
An icon displayed at the status bar will show the authority level of the account.
Under logout condition, the icon will show “Guest”. When an account is
logged in, its authority level number (1~8) will be shown.
Before completely logout, other functions can also be accessed without
having to login again. There are two ways to logout: manually logout by
pressing ESC key at Live mode, or auto logout when keys are not pressed for
5 minutes at Live/ Menu mode.
Key Usage in OSD setup menu
<Direction Keys>
In the OSD setup menu, Direction keys are used to move the cursor to select
menu items. UP / DOWN are used to change the value in the selected field.
<ENTER>
In OSD setup menu or selection interface, press this key to select or save
settings.
<ESC>
Press to cancel or exit from certain OSD setup menu without saving any
changes.
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Key Usage in Virtual Keyboard
A virtual keyboard shows in some setting items, such as camera title, e-mail
address, etc. The virtual keyboard displays as follows.
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N O P
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<To input characters>
Move the cursor by pressing Direction keys and press ENTER to select
characters. Alternatively, press channel keys 1~9 to directly enter number 1~9,
press channel key 10 to directly enter number 0, or press “CALL” key to
directly enter a period mark “.”. The hot keys are for speeding up inputs of IP
addresses or etc.
<To move the cursor in title entry>
Select “<<” / “>>” and press ENTER, or press MODE and “<<” / “>>”
simultaneously to move the cursor to left / right in the title entry field.
<To delete previous character>
Select “Back” and press ENTER, or press DOME.
<To delete current character>
Select “Delete” and press ENTER.
<To exit the virtual keyboard>
Select “OK” and press ENTER to save the settings and exit, or press ESC to
exit without saving changes.
NOTE: If a USB keyboard is connected and when any key on the
keyboard is pressed, the cursor on the virtual keyboard will be
automatically moved to “OK”.
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5.1
System Setup
Select <System Setup> from the Main Menu and press ENTER to enter the
System Setup menu.
System Setup
System/Version Info
Language
Date/Time
Unit Name
Show Camera Title
User Management
Network Setup
RS485 Setup
Audio Output/Key Beep
User Graphic Interface
IP Camera Support
English
DVR
Yes
Graphic
0
The items found in the System Setup menu are described in the following
sections.
5.1.1
System/Version Info
The System/Version Info menu allows the user to view system information
such as hardware and software versions. From the System Setup menu,
select <System/Version Info> and press ENTER. The following menu is
displayed.
System/Version Info
xxxxxxx
Model Name
NTSC
Video System
xx-xx-xx
Hardware
xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
Software
xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
DSP
xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
Mac Address1
xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
Mac Address2
Software Upgrade via Local Device
Software Upgrade via Internet
The items in this menu are described in the following subsections.
5.1.1.1
DVR System Information & Version Numbers
The first seven items listed DVR system information and version numbers of
hardware and software. These information is “read only”.
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5.1.1.2
Software Upgrade via Local Device
This item is used for updating the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit software
by local device. The menu is displayed as follows.
Software Upgrade via Local Device
Upgrade Version
xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
Select
No
Connect a USB drive that contains the upgrade software to the unit; the
upgrade files that are available will then be listed in the menu. To update the
system, select a file and use UP / DOWN keys to choose <Yes>. Press
ENTER to confirm the selection and start the upgrade process. The
DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit uploads the software, updates the system
files, and reboots automatically.
The upgrade process may take several minutes to complete. After rebooting
the unit, please check the software version again.
NOTE: If you want to upgrade your unit with a USB ThumbDrive®
contains the newest software, make sure the software you want to use
to update the unit should be fold into a folder named “upd_200s”,
otherwise, the unit cannot recognize it.
NOTE: Power interruption cannot occur during the software upgrade
process. Ensure that no power interruption can happen until the unit is
completely rebooted.
NOTE: Do not remove the external USB ThumbDrive®/DVD+RW
before the unit has completely shut down (hard drive and fan are off).
Removing the external USB ThumbDrive®/DVD+RW before shut down
can cause the system to update improperly.
5.1.1.3
Software Upgrade via Internet
This item is used to upgrade the unit’s software via the internet. Select one of
the listed software versions and choose <Yes>. The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH
series unit uploads the software, updates the system files and reboots
automatically.
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5.1.2
Language
The Language item allows the user to select the language for the OSD menu
and screen messages. Language selection takes effect immediately when the
selection is done. Press UP / DOWN to select from languages listed and
press ENTER to confirm.
5.1.3
Date / Time
The user can set the current date, time and other OSD parameters in this
menu. The login account should have authority to access the System Setup
menu. In the System Setup menu, select <Date/Time> and press ENTER; the
Date/Time menu displays as follows.
Date/Time
Date
Time
Time Zone
Date/Time Display
Date Display Mode
Time Display Mode
Daylight Saving Time Setup
Network Time Protocol Setup
2008/02/21
10:39:26
Off
1 Row
Y/M/D
24 HR
NOTE: The reset date/ time setting applies only to future recorded
video, the date and time of previously recorded video will not be
changed.
NOTE: After the Date/Time setting is changed, clearing the database
is recommended for avoiding record database corruption.
5.1.3.1
Date / Time
Select <Date> or <Time> and press ENTER to adjust the settings. LEFT /
RIGHT keys are used to move the cursor to previous or next field, ENTER is
for selecting, and UP / DOWN are used to change the value in the selected
field.
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5.1.3.2
Time Zone
You can adjust the unit to the local time either by manually setting the date/
time and daylight saving time, or by setting this item and let unit automatically
adjusts the two items mentioned above according to the time zone you select.
Please refer to the figure below and select you local time zone.
NOTE: After selecting the time zone, you MUST go to <Network Time
Protocol Setup> Æ <Manually Time Sync> and synchronize the local
time once, or the time zone setting will not be activated.
5.1.3.3
Date / Time Display
Users are allowed to choose to set the Date / Time OSD displays in 1 or 2
rows. Use the UP / DOWN keys to change the setting. The default is to
display the date / time OSD in one row.
5.1.3.4
Date Display Mode
This function allows the user to set the OSD display type for the date / time.
There are three options to select from: <Y/M/D>, <M/D/Y> or <D/M/Y>. “Y”
represents “Year”, “M” represents “Month” and “D” represents “Day”.
Use UP / DOWN keys to change the setting. The default setting is <Y/M/D> in
both NTSC / PAL formats.
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5.1.3.5
Time Display Mode
The user can choose to set the time format to <12 hour> or <24 hour>. Use
the UP / DOWN keys to change the format. The default setting is <12 hour>.
5.1.3.6
Daylight Saving Time Setup
This menu is for people who live in certain regions to observe Daylight Saving
Time (DST).
Daylight Saving Time
Select <On> to enable, or <Off> to disable the function.
If the function is disabled, the DST Start/ End time and DST Bias will be
grayed out and cannot be accessed. If this function is enabled, the date/time
information will be shown on the screen with a DST icon when playing back
recorded video or searching video in the event list. “S” indicates summer time
and “W” indicates wintertime.
DST Start / End
These items are used to set the daylight saving duration. Use LEFT / RIGHT
to move the cursor to the next or previous field, UP / DOWN to change the
settings.
DST Bias
This item allows the user to set the amount of time to move forward from the
standard time for daylight saving time. Available options are <30>, <60>,
<90> and <120> minutes.
5.1.3.7
Network Time Protocol Setup
The submenu allows you to setup the Network Time Protocol (NTP) server, to
automatically synchronize your unit to fit the local time per hour, and to
manually synchronize the local time.
Network Time Protocol Setup
NTP Server
Automatically Time Sync
Manually Time Sync
time.nist.gov
Off
No
NTP Server
The item shows IP address of the NTP server. If you want to change to
another NTP server, press ENTER and fix it through a virtual keyboard.
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Automatically Time Sync
Select <On> to synchronize the local time automatically every hour.
NOTE: If you want the unit to automatically synchronize the local time,
the <Time Zone> item MUST NOT be set to <Off>, or the function
cannot be activated.
Manually Time Sync
Select <Yes> to instantly synchronize the local time.
5.1.4
Unit Name
Users are allowed to assign a name, up to 11 characters, to the DVR-4TH/
8TH/ 16TH series unit.
Follow the steps below to edit the unit name.
• Select <Unit Name> from System Setup menu and press ENTER. A virtual
keyboard displays.
Unit Name
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N O P
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OK
• Use Direction keys to move the cursor to the desired character.
• Press ENTER to add the character to the entry field (up to 11 characters).
• When done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit.
5.1.5
Show Unit Name
Select <Yes> to show the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit name on the
monitor or <No> hide the unit name.
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5.1.6
User Management
The DVR provides the option to create up to seven sets of usernames and
passwords with customized authority, excluding the preset “admin” account.
The menu is as the following.
User Management
Password Protection
Account Setup
Authority Setup
Load Default Setting
5.1.6.1
On
No
Password Protection
Select <On> to request for username and password for accessing functions
listed in Authority Setup menu, or select <Off> to allow free access.
5.1.6.2
Account Setup
Setup customized username, password, and privilege level in this menu.
Press Direction keys and ENTER to select items. The account is case
sensitive. The authority level rank from level 1~8, and level 8 has the highest
privilege. Alternatively, select <Disable> to stop using the chosen account.
Account Setup
Account:
Password:
Privilege:
2nd PWD:
2nd PWD:
admin
****
Level 8
OFF
Mod
Mod
Mod
NOTE: The account and privilege level of the preset “admin” account
cannot be changed.
5.1.6.3
Authority Setup
Setup permitted authority level for accessing the functions listed in this menu.
The functions include: Playback/Search, Dome Control, Live Operation, Call
Control, Export Data, Menu Access, System Setup, Monitor Setup, Camera
Setup, Record Setup, Sequence Setup, Event Setup, Database Setup,
Configuration, POS Setup, and Shutdown. Press Direction keys and ENTER
to select items. The privilege level rank from level 1~8, and level 8 has
highest authority. Alternatively, select <Disable> to allow free access.
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Authority Setup
Item
Playback/Search
Dome Control
Live Operation
Call Control
Export Data
Menu Access
System Setup
Monitor Setup
Camera Setup
Authority
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
NOTE: The “Menu Access” cannot be set to <Disable>.
When the account does not have authority to access certain functions, an
error message will be displayed on the screen.
5.1.6.4
Load Default Setting
This item is for restoring the default settings. Select <Yes> to load default
setting or select <No> to exit.
5.1.7
Network Setup
The Network Setup menu allows the account with appropriate privilege to
configure the network by specifying the network related settings, such as IP
address and Netmask, etc.
See your network administrator and/or network service provider for more
specific information.
Some settings under the Network Setup menu, such as IP and PPPoE
Account, need to be configured through the virtual keyboard. The function key
usage pattern is slightly modified, please refer to section Key Usage in
Virtual Keyboard.
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From the System Setup menu, select <Network Setup> and press ENTER.
The following menu displays. Items in this menu are described in the following
sections.
Network Setup
LAN
LAN Select
LAN Setup
Modem Setup
Trigger Port
Email Address
SMTP Setup
DDNS Setup
UPnP Setup
5.1.7.1
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LAN Select
PPPoE stands for Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet, which is a
specification for connecting the users by Ethernet to the Internet through a
common broadband medium.
This item allows you to select your service type between <LAN>, <PPPoE> or
<None>; if you are using an intranet for communication, please select <LAN>,
if you are using a broadband medium, such as DSL Line or cable modem,
please select <PPPoE>.
If <None> is selected, then there is no need to set further LAN setting,
therefore, the second item <LAN Setup> will not be accessible.
5.1.7.2
LAN Setup
The network related settings in the LAN Setup menu should be associated
with the network service type. If you select <LAN> for <LAN Select>, then 6th
to 8th item will not be available. Select <LAN Setup> in Network Setup menu
and press ENTER for setting the parameters; the menu displays as follows.
LAN Setup
DHCP
IP
Netmask
Gateway
DNS
PPPoE Account
PPPoE Password
PPPoE Max Idle
Connect At Booting
Network Restart
70
OFF
192.168.1.150
255.255.255.0
192.168.1.1
0.0.0.0
35min
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DHCP
This item allows the user to obtain a dynamic IP address from a DHCP
(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server while the unit boots up. When
using DHCP, the settings are dynamic and they will change every time you
power up and power off the unit, depending on your network's setup.
If the DHCP is enabled (ON), a dynamic IP will be assigned to the DVR-4TH/
8TH/ 16TH series unit. In this case, the user does not need to configure a
static IP or the Ethernet settings including IP address, Netmask, Gateway,
and DNS settings will be “read only”. The default setting is <ON>.
If you are using permanent addressing, set DHCP to <OFF> for setting the IP
Address, Netmask, Gateway, and DNS. See your network system
administrator or IT personnel for appropriate values for these setting.
IP
This item is used to configure the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the unit.
The IP address is the identifier for your computer or device on a TCP/IP LAN
or WAN. Please note that to set a static IP address, DHCP must be set to
<OFF>.
Netmask
A netmask is a 32-bit mask used to divide an IP address into subnets and
specify the networks available hosts. Its value is defined by your network
administrator. It takes the form as ***.***.***.***, for example,
255.255.255.255.
This item allows the user to enter the value of the Netmask for the unit.
Please note that to configure the item, DHCP must be set to <OFF>.
Gateway
A Gateway is a node on a network that serves as an entrance to another
network.
Users are allowed to specify the IP address of the gateway or router
associated with this unit. To configure this item, DHCP must be set to <OFF>.
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DNS
DNS is the abbreviation for “Domain Name System”, which is an Internet
service that translates domain names into IP addresses because domain
names are easier to remember.
This item allows the user to specify the IP address of the Domain Name
System associated with the unit. To configure this item, DHCP must be set to
<OFF>.
If the network server is unavailable when using DHCP, the unit searches for
the network server and boots up more slowly. This network search continues
until it times out.
PPPoE Account
This item allows the user to setup the PPPoE login username.
NOTE: For accessing the PPPoE settings, select <PPPoE> as the
Network Type in Network Setup menu.
To setup the login username, follow the steps below:
• Select <PPPoE Account> from the LAN Setup menu and press ENTER. A
virtual keyboard displays.
PPPoE Account
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N O P
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Cancel
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K
X
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Back
Del
L M
Y Z
l m
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OK
• Use Direction keys to move the cursor to the desired character.
• Press ENTER to add the character to the entry field.
• When done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit.
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PPPoE Password
This item allows the user to setup the PPPoE password. Follow these steps to
setup the login password.
• Select <PPPoE Password> from LAN Setup menu and press ENTER. A
virtual keyboard displays.
• Use Direction keys to select character.
• Press ENTER to add the selected character to the entry field.
• When done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit.
PPPoE Max Idle
This item indicates the time that the modem connection remains active if
there is no acknowledgement from the remote PC. You can select the idle
time from 0 to 600 minutes. The default is 35 minutes.
Connect At Booting
The unit can connect to the Internet automatically when powered up. Select
<YES> to connect at booting, otherwise select <NO>.
Network Restart
Network restart is required after changing network settings. Select
<Yes> to restart the network connection. After pressing ENTER, a message
“Network restarting Please stand by” will be shown on the screen. A message
box will be displayed within 30 seconds.
Network restart…………………….….√
UPnP NAT setting………..……..…….X
DDNS submitted………………………√
WAN connection………………………√
The “√” symbol indicates that the device is working properly whereas the “X”
symbol indicates that the device is NOT working properly. The definitions of
the items on the message box are described below.
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5.1.7.3
Modem Setup
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit can connect to the internet via an
external installed modem.
Modem Setup
Dial-in Setup
Dial-out Setup
Dial Port Selection
NONE
Dial-in Setup
The Dial-in function enables the user to establish dial-up modem
communication to and from the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit for remote
software use. The user is allowed to connect only one modem to a DVR-4TH/
8TH/ 16TH series unit.
For more information on dial-up setting on PC, see appendix Dial-up
Connections via Modem.
NOTE: The Dial-in Service is not available if there is no modem
connected to the unit.
In Network Setup menu, select <Dial-in Setup> and press ENTER to enter the
Dial-in menu. The menu displays as follows.
Dial-in Setup
Dial-in Service
Dial-in Account
Dial-in Password
Server IP
Client IP
Dial-in Idle Time
Dial-in Max Time
OFF
User
XXXX
192.168. 0. 1
192.168. 0. 2
0 Min
0 Min
Dial-in Service
If the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit does not connect to the Internet, the
user can communicate to the unit from a remote PC through a modem as well.
Select <ON> to enable the Dial-in function, or <OFF> to disable.
Dial-in Account
This item enables user to protect access to the unit by establishing or
changing a dial-in user name for modem connection.
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To setup the Dial-in Account, follow these steps.
• Select <Dial-in Account> from Dial-in Setup menu and press ENTER. A
virtual keyboard displays.
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• Use Direction keys to move the cursor to the desired character.
• Press ENTER to add the selected character to the entry field.
• When done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit.
NOTE: The Server IP and the Client IP must not be identified as the
same IP address; but they have to be set in the same domain.
For example: Server IP= 192.168.0.1 ; Client IP= 192.168.0.2
Dial-in Password
This item allows the user to setup the Dial-in password. Follow these steps to
setup the login password.
• Select <Dial-in password> from Dial-in Setup menu and press ENTER. A
virtual keyboard displays.
• Use Direction keys to select character.
• Press ENTER to add the selected character to the entry field.
• When done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit.
Server IP
This item is for setting the IP address that identifies the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH
series unit over a modem connection. To set the server IP, follow these steps:
• Select <Server IP>.
• Using LEFT/ RIGHT to move the cursor over the IP, and stop where you
want to make the change.
• Press ENTER, and then use UP/ DOWN to change the value.
• When done, press ENTER again to exit.
• Repeat the procedure until the IP is completely set.
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Client IP
This item determines the remote PC’s IP address for connecting with the
DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit. To set the Client IP, follow these steps:
• Select <Client IP> and use LEFT/ RIGHT to move the cursor over the IP,
and stop where you want to make the change.
• Press ENTER, then use UP/ DOWN to change the value.
• When done, press ENTER again to exit.
• Repeat the procedure until the IP is set completely.
Dial-in Idle Time
This item indicates the longest amount of time that the modem connection
remains active if there is no acknowledgement from the remote pc. The value
can be set from 0 min to 600 min.
Dial-in Max Time
The item indicates the longest amount of time that the connection via modem
remains active. The value can be set from 0 min to 600 min.
Dial-out Setup
The Dial-out function enables the user to establish dial-up modem
communication to and from the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit for remote
notification use. The user can connect one modem to the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/
16TH series unit. For more information for dial-up setting on PC, see
appendix Dial-up Connections via Modem.
NOTE: The Dial-out Service is not available if there is no modem
connected to the unit.
In the Network Setup menu, select <Dial-out Setup> and press ENTER to
enter the Dial-out menu. The menu displays as follows.
Dial-out Setup
Dial-out DHCP
Dial-out IP
Dial-out Netmask
Dial-out Gateway
Dial-out DNS
Phone Number
Dial-out Account
Dial-out Password
Dial-out Idle Time
Dial-out Max Time
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Dial-out DHCP
This item allows the user to obtain a dynamic IP address from a DHCP
(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server over a modem connection. If
the item is enabled (ON), a dynamic IP will be assigned to the DVR-4TH/
8TH/ 16THseries unit. In this case, the user does not need to configure a
static IP and the following settings will be “read only.”
Select <ON> to enable the DHCP function, or <OFF> to set the dial-out IP
address, Netmask, Gateway and DNS manually. The default setting is <ON>.
Dial-out IP
This item is for setting a static IP address that identifies the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/
16TH series unit over a modem connection. Set the <Dial-out DHCP> to
<OFF> for accessing this item.
Move the cursor over <Dial-out IP> and press ENTER, then press UP /
DOWN keys to change the values in the selected field.
Dial-out Netmask
This item is for setting the Netmask that identifies the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH
series unit over a modem connection. To configure the item, DHCP must be
set to <OFF>.
Move the cursor over <Dial-out Netmask> and press ENTER, and then press
UP / DOWN keys to change the values in the selected field.
Dial-out Gateway
Users are allowed to specify the IP address of the gateway or router
associated with this unit. To configure this item, DHCP must be set to <OFF>.
Move the cursor over <Dial-out Gateway> and press ENTER, and then press
UP / DOWN keys to change the values in the selected field.
Dial-out DNS
This item allows the user to specify the IP address of the Domain Name
System (DNS) associated with the unit. To configure this item, DHCP must be
set to <OFF>.
Move the cursor over <Dial-out DNS> and press ENTER, and then press UP /
DOWN keys to change the values in the selected field.
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Phone Number
This item is used to set the dial-out phone number. Follow these steps to
setup the phone number.
• Select <Phone Number> from Dial-out Setup menu and press ENTER. A
virtual keyboard displays.
• Use Direction keys to move the cursor for selecting a number.
• Press ENTER to add the selected number to the entry field.
• When done, press ENTER to save the settings and exit.
Dial-out Account
This item enables the user to set the Dial-out user name, which is needed for
dialing out to Internet Service Provider server. Contact your network service
provider for more specific information.
To setup the Dial-out Account, follow these steps.
• Select <Dial-out Account> from the Dial-out Setup menu and press
ENTER. A virtual keyboard displays.
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• Use the Direction keys to move the cursor to the desired character.
• Press ENTER to add the selected character to the entry field.
• When done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit..
Dial-out Password
This item allows user to setup the Dial-out password. Follow these steps to
setup the login password.
• Select <Dial-out password> from Dial-out Setup menu and press ENTER.
A virtual keyboard displays.
• Use Direction keys to move the cursor for selecting a character.
• Press ENTER to add the selected character to the entry field.
• When done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit.
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Dial-out Idle Time
This item indicates the longest amount of time that the modem connection
remains active if there is no acknowledgement from the remote pc. The value
can be set from 1 min to 600 min. If selecting <0>, the modem connection
keeps active continuously.
Dial-out Max Time
This item indicates the longest amount of time that the connection via modem
remains active. The value can be set from 1 min to 600 min, or <0> to keep
the connection indefinitely.
Connect
When the Dial-out related settings are configured, set this item to <YES> to
starting dial-out or select <NO> to disconnect.
Dial Port Selection
The Dial Port Selection enables users to assign the Dial-In/Out or Text to the
designated port of the DVR. For instance, when the cable of a modem is
inserted to the Serial Port of the DVR, enter the Dial Port Selection menu and
assign Dial-In/Out to the Serial Port, the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit will
now be able to use the modem to connect to the internet.
Dial Port Selection
Serial Port
USB Port-Front
USB Port-Rear Top
USB Port-Rear Bottom
5.1.7.4
Dial-In/Out
NONE
NONE
NONE
Trigger Port
To avoid the possibility of the default service port (port 100)being blocked, this
item enables the user to change port 100 into another port. To change the
trigger port, move the cursor over <Trigger Port> and press ENTER, then
adjust the setting by UP / DOWN keys. After you have entered a different port
and pressed ENTER, a message “Network restarting Please stand by” will be
shown on the screen. A message box will be displayed in approximately 30
seconds.
Port allocated………………….……√
UPnP NAT setting…………….……X
DDNS submitted……………………√
WAN connection……………………X
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When the trigger port that you have just modified can be allocated, the 1st
item “Port allocated” will be followed by a “√” symbol indicating that the
designated port is allocated. “X” indicates that the port cannot be allocated.
Note that the DDNS port will be automatically changed to the same port as
the trigger port. For instance, when you have set the trigger to 123, the DDNS
port will be automatically changed to port 123. Therefore, when the ports are
allocated, “Port allocated” and “DDNS submitted” will both be followed by the
“√” symbol. The 2nd to 4th item will be discussed in section Network Restart.
5.1.7.5
Email Address
This item is used to edit the e-mail address where alarm event information will
be sent. Follow these steps to setup the e-mail address.
• Select <Email Address> from Network Setup menu and press ENTER. A
virtual keyboard displays.
• Use Direction keys to move the cursor for selecting character.
• Press ENTER to add the selected character to the entry field.
• When done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit.
5.1.7.6
SMTP Setup
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is a protocol for sending e-mail
messages between servers. SMTP is a relatively simple, text-based protocol,
where one or more recipients of a message are specified and the message
text is transferred.
Select < SMTP Setup> from Network Setup menu and press ENTER; the
menu displays as follows.
SMTP Setup
Email via SMTP
SMTP Server
SMTP Port
SMTP Account
SMTP Password
On
Email via SMTP
This item enables the user to determine if the unit sends e-mail via SMTP.
Select <On> to send e-mail via SMTP using direction keys; if not, select
<Off>.
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SMTP Server
This item enables the user to set the SMTP server. Contact your network
service provider for more specific information.
Follow these steps to setup the SMTP Server.
• Select <SMTP Server> from SMTP Setup menu and press ENTER. A
virtual keyboard displays.
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• Use Direction keys to move the cursor to the desired character.
• Press ENTER to add the selected character to the entry field.
• When done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit.
SMTP Port
This item is used to change the SMTP port to another port, if necessary.
SMTP is usually assigned to operate over Internet port 25.
To change the SMTP port, move the cursor to <SMTP Port> in SMTP Setup
menu and press ENTER. Use UP / DOWN keys to change the values in the
selected field.
SMTP Account
This item allows user to setup the SMTP username. Follow these steps to
setup the login password.
• Select <SMTP Account> from SMTP Setup menu and press ENTER. A
virtual keyboard displays.
• Use Direction keys to move the cursor for selecting character.
• Press ENTER to add the selected character to the entry field.
• When done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit.
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SMTP Password
This item allows the user to setup the SMTP password. Follow these steps to
setup the password.
• Select <SMTP password> from SMTP Setup menu and press ENTER. A
virtual keyboard displays.
• Use Direction keys to move the cursor for selecting a character.
• Press ENTER to add the selected character to the entry field.
• When done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit.
5.1.7.7
DDNS Setup
Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) allows a DNS name to be constantly
synchronized with a dynamic IP address. In other words, it allows those using
a dynamic IP address to be associated with a static domain name so others
can connect to it by the static name.
Once the setting is completed, the DDNS address will be:
http://yourhostname.ddns.specoddns.net
Fore example, if the chosen Host name is “SPECO”, then the address will be:
http://speco.ddns.specoddns.net
Select <DDNS Setup> from Network Setup and press ENTER. The menu
displays as below figure.
DDNS Setup
Enable DDNS
Host Name
DDNS Port
Submit/Update
ezDDNS
On
XXXXXX
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Enable DDNS
This item is used to enable or disable the Dynamic Domain Name Service.
Select <On> to enable the service, or <Off> to disable.
Host Name
This item allows the user to setup a domain name, which is used when
entering the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit through the Internet on your
remote PC.
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To setup the Host Name of the unit, follow the steps.
• Select <Host Name> from DDNS Setup menu and press ENTER. A virtual
keyboard displays as shown.
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• Use Direction keys to select a character.
• Press ENTER to add the selected character to the entry field.
• When done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit.
NOTE: No any two DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series units should be set to
the same Host Name.
DDNS Port
This item allows the user to setup the port for DDNS. Press UP / DOWN
Direction keys to change the port.
Submit/ Update
When done, move the cursor to this item and press ENTER to submit the
settings.
NOTE: If there are two DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series units set with the
same domain name, the later setting will not be submit successfully.
ezDDNS
ezDDNS enables the users to register for the host name automatically. Press
ENTER and select YES. The following screen will be displayed:
ezDDNS Submit/update ok!
Host name is XXXX_XXXXXX
Press any key to return
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NOTE: The DVR must be connected to the *Real IP address, or be
assigned a specific port using **Port Forwarding technique.
*A "Real IP" is the IP address that is assigned to you by your ISP.
**A "Virtual IP" is the IP address assigned either manually or through
DHCP. When the user is assigned a Virtual IP, the user must use Port
Forwarding technique to assign a specific port to the DVR.
5.1.7.8
UPnP Setup
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) integrates a universal protocol for
widespread plug-and-play devices to ease the network implementation. When
a PC and the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit both installed the UPnP
function, the PC can automatically recognize the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series
unit in the same local area network.
UPnP Setup
UPnP
UPnP NAT Traversal
ON
No
UPnP
Select <ON> to enable the UPnP function, or select <OFF> to disable UPnP.
UPnP NAT Traversal
The UPnP NAT traversal function will help to automatically setup a router if
the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit connects to the internet via a router.
Select <Yes> to enable, or else select <No> to disable.
5.1.8
RS485 Setup
This menu allows the user to setup the parameters of the unit’s RS-485
communications port. From the Main menu, select <RS485 Setup> and press
ENTER. The following menu is displayed.
RS485 Setup
Unit ID
Baud Rate
Bits
Stop
Parity
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224
9600
8
1
None
Unit ID
This item is used to change the RS-485 ID address of the unit. The ID is with
the range of <1> to <255>. The default is <224>.
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5.1.8.2
Baud Rate
The Baud rate options for association with the protocol are <2400>, <4800>,
<9600>, <19200>, <38400> and <57600>. The default is <9600> baud.
5.1.8.3
Bits
The user can specify the bits in a word that are associated with this protocol.
The available options are <6>, <7> and <8> bits. The default is <8> bits.
5.1.8.4
Stop
The user can specify the stop bit associated with this protocol. Options are
<1> and <2> stop bits. The default is <1> stop bit.
5.1.8.5
Parity
This item is used to specify the parity associated with this protocol. Options
are <ODD>, <EVEN>, and <NONE>. The default is <NONE>.
5.1.9
Audio Output/ Key Beep
Enter this menu to setup the audio output or key beep.
Audio Output/ Key Beep
Audio Output
Key Beep
5.1.9.1
Live/PB
ON
Audio Output
The item is used to set the audio output mode. The available options are as
listed as follows.
<Live/PB>
Select this item to play the recording sounds of live image in live mode, and
sounds of recorded video in playback mode respectively.
<Always Live>
Select this item to play live sounds in both live mode and playback mode.
<OFF>
Select this item to disable the audio output function.
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5.1.9.2
Key Beep
This item is used to enable or disable the key tone. Select <ON> to enable the
key tone, or <OFF> to disable.
5.1.10
User Graphic Interface
The OSD system can be displayed in graphic mode or text mode according to
users’ preference. Set this menu to <Graphic> and the OSD system will be
displayed in GUI mode. Alternatively, set this menu to <Text> and the OSD
system will be displayed in text mode.
5.1.11
IP Camera Support
Enter this item to add IP cameras to the DVR. The DVR supports up to 4 IP
cameras. Select <0> will make the DVR act as a traditional analog DVR.
Select <1> to <4> allows users to add 1 to 4 IP cameras to the DVR.
After the <IP Camera Support> is set to <1> to <4>, the following message
will be displayed. Press ENTER to apply the changes, or ESC to exit.
Notice!!
DVR must reboot to apply the change
ENTER: Yes
ESC: No
NOTE:
1. The existing database will NOT be re-formatted after switching to
this function.
2. Alarm I/O, Motion detection function, and audio of the IP camera
are NOT currently supported
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5.2
Monitor Setup
The Monitor Setup menu allows user to set the quality of the displayed image.
Select <Monitor Setup> from the Main menu and press ENTER. The following
menu is displayed.
Monitor Setup
Yes
Fit VGA
0
0
0
800x600
60Hz
Show Camera Title
Title Position
Monitor Brightness
Monitor Contrast
Monitor Chrominance
VGA Resolution
VGA Frequency
Show Color Bar
The following sections describe the items found in the Monitor Setup menu.
5.2.1
Show Camera Title
This item allows the user to choose whether to display the camera title on the
screen or not. The default is <Yes>, which displays the camera titles with the
video.
5.2.2
Title Position
This item sets the DVR to display the proper screen size either on a PC
Monitor (VGA) or a CRT CCTV Monitor (BNC). For instance, if you are using
a CRT CCTV monitor, set this item to <Fit BNC>; or set this item to <Fit VGA>
for PC monitor.
CH1
CH2
CH3
CH4
CH1
CH2
CH3
CH4
CH5
CH6
CH7
CH8
CH5
CH6
CH7
CH8
CH9
CH10
CH11
CH12
CH9
CH10
CH11
CH12
CH13
CH14
CH15
CH16
CH13
CH14
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PC Monitor was used in the example above. In the <Wrong Setting>, the Title
Position was set to <Fit BNC>, which was supposed to be set to <Fit VGA>.
Since it was not the right setting, the titles of CH1, CH5, CH9, and CH13 were
shifted slightly toward the middle of each channel. After switching to <Fit
VGA>, the titles have been shifted back to the proper position as shown in the
<Correct Setting>.
5.2.3
Monitor Brightness
This function allows the user to adjust the brightness of the image displayed
on the monitor. Move the cursor to the item then press ENTER, and use UP /
DOWN keys to adjust the numeric value. The range of brightness values is
<-32> to <31>. The default setting is <0>.
5.2.4
Monitor Contrast
This item is used to adjust the color contrast of image. The range of contrast
values is <-32> to <31>; the default setting is <0>.
5.2.5
Monitor Chrominance
Move the cursor over this item and press ENTER for adjusting the
chrominance of the image displayed on the monitor. Use UP / DOWN keys to
adjust the numeric value. The range of chrominance values is <-32> to <31>;
the default setting is <0>.
5.2.6
VGA Resolution
This item allows the user to select appropriate VGA resolution for the VGA
monitor connected to the unit. The options are <800x600> (default),
<1024x768>, <1280x1024>, and <720p>. When the resolution is set to
<1024x768>, <1280x1024>, and <720p>, the BNC and S-Vide monitors will
be unavailable.
NOTE: if the selected VGA resolution is too high for the monitor, the
message “No Signal” will be shown on the screen. Then please press
ESC on the front panel to restore the original setting.
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5.2.7
VGA Frequency
This item allows the user to select appropriate VGA frequency for the VGA
monitor connected to the unit. The options are <60Hz> and <70Hz>.
5.2.8
Show Color Bar
Choose this item to display a color bar pattern on the screen. The color bar
helps to adjust the monitor hue, saturation, text color, and display options.
Press ESC to exit the color bar pattern and return to the OSD menu.
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5.3
Camera Setup
The items in the Camera Setup menu enable the user to set camera
parameters, including camera title, dome protocol and ID for each connected
camera. Note that there will be separated menus for analog camera and IP
camera. Please refer to <Analog Camera> section if you are using an analog
camera, or refer to <IP Camera> when you are using an IP camera.
5.3.1
Analog Camera
If you are using an analog camera, please continue with this section. Items in
this menu are described in the following subsections.
Analog Camera
Analog Camera Select
Dome Protocol
Dome ID
Camera Title
Covert/Privacy Mask
Termination
Brightness
Contrast
Saturation
Hue
Audio Association
Copy Settings
5.3.1.1
CH01
None
0
Ch1
On
0
0
0
0
Yes
Camera Select
This item is used to select a camera for setting its parameters. The settings
can be set for the selected camera are dome protocol, camera title, and etc.
Move the cursor to <Camera Select> and press ENTER, then select a
channel using UP / DOWN keys.
5.3.1.2
Dome Protocol
Select the communications protocol associated with your dome camera using
the ENTER and Direction keys.
5.3.1.3
Dome ID
This item is used to assign an ID number to the selected dome camera. Note
that ID number must match the ID address set by the dome.
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5.3.1.4
Camera Title
This item allows the user to change the title of each camera connected to the
unit. By default, the titles of cameras are numbered from 1 through 16
respectively. The title is displayed on screen after the title changes are set.
Follow these steps to enter a new title for a camera.
• In the Camera setup Menu, move the cursor to Camera Title and press
ENTER. A virtual keyboard with alphanumeric characters is displayed.
Camera Title
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N O P
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• Use Direction keys to position the cursor in the entry field above the virtual
keyboard.
• Use Direction keys to move the cursor through the lists of characters to
the one you need. Press ENTER to select a character. Continue until the
name is established. Each title can contain up to 11 characters in it.
• After the title entry is finished, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER;
otherwise, either press ESC, or move the cursor to <Cancel> and press
ENTER to abort.
5.3.1.5
Covert/Privacy Mask
Enter this menu to configure settings of covert and privacy mask functions.
Covert/Privacy Mask
Covert
Privacy Mask
Privacy Mask Select
No
Off
Covert
This function allows the user to set the selected camera to be covert when the
unit still continues to record video. Choose <Yes> to covert the selected
camera. Alternatively, select <No> to allow the selected camera remains
non-covert.
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Privacy Mask
The privacy mask function allows the user to block selected regions that
might involve privacy issue. Select <On> to enable the function, or select
<Off> to disable the function.
Privacy Mask Select
Enter this menu to setup privacy mask regions. Use Direction keys to select
any grid and press ENTER to select or deselect the grid. If a mouse is
connected, follow the special operation described in appendix USB Mouse
Operation for faster setup steps.
5.3.1.6
Termination
This item is used to enable / disable the 75-termination resistor inside the unit
that adjusts the image quality of each camera. <Yes> = termination resistor
enabled (default), <No> = termination resistor disabled.
NOTE: If the camera loop-out connectors have not been used, the
termination resistor should be enabled for appropriate signal
termination.
5.3.1.7
Brightness
Move the cursor to this item and press ENTER to adjust the brightness of the
camera. Use UP / DOWN keys to adjust the numeric value. The range of
brightness values is <-128> to <127>. The default setting is <0>.
5.3.1.8
Contrast
Move the cursor to this item and press ENTER to adjust the contrast of the
camera. Use UP / DOWN keys to adjust the value.
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5.3.1.9
Saturation
Move the cursor to this item and press ENTER to adjust the color saturation
of the camera using UP / DOWN keys. This value will be ignored on
monochrome monitors. The range of saturation values is <-128> to <127>.
The default setting is <0>.
5.3.1.10
Hue
Move the cursor to this item and press ENTER to adjust the hue of the
camera. Use UP / DOWN keys to adjust the value.
5.3.1.11
Audio Association
This item is used to establish the connection between the selected camera
and the its audio-in channel. Move the cursor to <Audio Association> and
press ENTER, then select <Yes> to set up the connection. Alternatively,
select <No> to disable the connection.
5.3.1.12
Copy Settings
This item allows the user to copy the settings set on the current selected
camera to any other connected cameras. Enter this menu and select one or
more cameras to copy the settings. Then select <CONFIRM> to apply the
settings.
Copy Settings
COPY TO:
01
02
SELECT ALL
5.3.2
03
04
DESELECT ALL
05
06
CONFIRM
07
CANCEL
IP Camera
If you are using an IP camera, please continue with this section. Items in this
menu are described in the following subsections.
IP Camera
IP Camera Select
IP Camera Title
Search Via UPnP
Hostname/IP
Model
Connection Setup
Device Setup
Activated
Status
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IP Camera Select
Select the corresponding channel. If <IP Camera Support> is set to <1>, then
the last channel will be the corresponding channel for the IP camera. When
<IP Camera Support> is set to <2>, the last two channels can be used to
setup the IP cameras.
5.3.2.2
IP Camera Title
This item allows the users to change the title of each connected camera. By
default, the titles of cameras are numbered from 1 through 16 respectively.
The title will be displayed on screen after the changes of the titles are set.
Follow these steps to enter a new title for a camera.
• Move the cursor to <Camera Title> and press ENTER. A virtual keyboard
with alphanumeric characters is displayed as below.
IP Camera Title
! @ #
1 2 3
A B C
N O P
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Cancel
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Del
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Y Z
l m
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OK
• Use Direction keys to select character.
• Press ENTER to add the selected character to the entry field.
• When it’s done, move the cursor to <OK> and press ENTER to save the
settings and exit.
5.3.2.3
Search Via UPnP
If the IP camera is UPnP compatible and is in the local area network, select
this item and press ENTER to automatically search for the IP camera
attached to the DVR.
5.3.2.4
Hostname/IP
This item allows users to enter the hostname or IP address of the IP camera
(e.g. 192.168.1.123).
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5.3.2.5
Model
Enter this item to select matching model of the IP camera. The DVR supports
the following IP camera models: <Speco SIP Cameras>, <NH Series>, <ACTi
Series>, <SONY SNC>, <AXIS 200>, <ViVoTek 7000>, <D7521>, <HUNT>,
<SANYO>, and <LUXON>.
5.3.2.6
Connection Setup
This item allows users to setup the connection of the IP camera. Enter this
item and the following menu will be displayed.
Connection Setup
Account
Password
Management Port
Streaming Format
Advance Streaming Option
Streaming Port
Streaming Protocol
IP Dome Protocol
****
****
80
MPEG4
OFF
554
RTP+RTSP
NONE
Account
Enter the login account name of the IP camera.
Password
Enter the login password of the IP camera.
Management Port
The management port is the default port of the IP camera. Different IP
cameras may have different management ports.
Streaming Format
Enter this item to select the streaming format of the IP camera. The DVR
supports three types of streaming format: <MPEG4>, <MJPEG> and <H264>.
Advance Streaming Option
Select <OFF> and the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be set
automatically according to the camera model selected. Alternatively, select
<ON> to manually set the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol.
Streaming Port
Streaming port is used for transmitting video and related commands.
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Streaming Protocol
Enter this item to select the streaming protocol of the IP camera. The DVR
supports the following streaming protocols: <RTP+RTSP>, <RTP/RTSP>,
<RTP/RTSP/HTTP>, and <HTTP>.
NOTE: Please contact manufacturer of the IP camera for assistance if
the IP camera’s Management Port/ Streaming Port/ Streaming Format/
Streaming Protocol are unknown.
IP Dome Protocol
If the connected device is an IP Dome Camera, then select an appropriate IP
Dome Protocol from the provided options.
5.3.2.7
Device Setup
Enter this item to setup the basic settings of the IP camera. Upon entering this
item, the following message will be displayed.
Collecting data
Please wait!
If the connection cannot be detected, the following message will be displayed.
Please check the <Hostname/IP>, <Model>, and <Connection Setup> again
to make sure the settings are correct.
Cannot get config from the IP device
When the connection is detected, the following menu will be displayed.
Device Setup
Product ID
Image Resolution
FPS
Compression
Quality
Quality
Sharpness
Brightness
Contrast
Hue
Apply
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15
40
Best
0
20
50
30
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NOTE: The contents of the Device Setup menu differ from camera
model to camera model. For instance, when IP Camera Brand A is
connected, all items may be available. However, when IP Camera
Brand B is connected, the menu may contain only 8 items. Refer to the
following comparing table for example.
<IP Camera Brand A>
<IP Camera Brand B>
Product ID
This item will display the product name of the IP camera.
Image Resolution/ FPS/ Compression/ Quality
These can be used to setup the Image Resolution/ FPS (Frames Per
Second)/ Compression/ Quality of the IP camera.
Sharpness/ Brightness/ Contrast/ Saturation/Hue
Move the cursor to the items and press ENTER to adjust the Sharpness/
Brightness/ Contrast/ Saturation/ Hue of the camera. Use UP / DOWN keys to
adjust the numeric value.
Apply
Select <Yes> to apply the above settings, and the following message will be
displayed.
Re-collecting data
Please wait!
When the settings cannot be applied, the following message will be displayed.
Try to reduce the resolution or FPS of the IP camera. Note that the login
account of the IP camera should have appropriate privilege.
Cannot set the IP device
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Otherwise, the <Device Setup> setting is completed.
NOTE: After changing any item under Device Setup menu, users
MUST set <Apply> to <Yes> to apply the changes, or the settings will
remain unchanged.
5.3.2.8
Activated
Access this item and select <Yes> to activate the connection to the IP camera.
To deactivate the connection, select <No>
NOTE: Once the connection to the IP camera is activated, menu items
<Hostname/IP>, <Model>, <Connection Setup> will be grayed out and
cannot be accessed.
5.3.2.9
Status
After the connection to the IP camera is activated, users can check the
connection status. The menu will be shown as below
Status
Model
Resolution
PPS
Bandwidth
Pkg. lost rate
****
720*480
10
20 KB/Sec
0.1%
The information shown on the monitor is “ready only”.
5.3.2.10
Copy Settings
This item allows the user to copy the settings set on the current selected
camera to any other connected cameras. Enter this menu and select one or
more cameras to copy the settings. Then select <CONFIRM> to apply the
settings.
Copy Settings
COPY TO:
10
11
SELECT ALL
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13
DESELECT ALL
14
15
CONFIRM
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5.4
Record Setup
The following three factors will effect the total record time of the DVR-4TH/
8TH/ 16TH series unit:
• HDD capacity
• Recording rate (Picture per Second)
• Image quality settings
The greater the recording rate and the higher the quality setting, the shorter
the recording time. Most of the related factors can be set here in this
submenu.
The Record Setup menu allows user to set recording quality, recording
schedules, and other recording parameters. The account with appropriate
privilege is required to access Record Setup menu. In the Main menu, move
the cursor to <Record Setup> and press ENTER. The following menu is
displayed.
Record Setup
Record Mode Setup
Schedule Setup
Preset Config
Per Camera Config
ezRecord Setup
Data Lifetime Setup
Pre-Alarm Recording
Circular Recording
Audio Recording
Purge Data
5.4.1
Best Quality
15 Sec
On
On
Record Mode Setup
The Record Mode Setup menu is for selecting resolution and recording format.
The relative record settings, such as preset configuration, will follow the
record mode setting. The menu displayed as the following.
Record Mode Setup
Record Resolution
Record Format
Max Rec. PPS
5.4.1.1
352*240
H264
60
Record Resolution
Select resolution of the recorded video. If the recording is set to NTSC system,
the selections are 720*480, 720*240, and 352*240. If the recording is set to
PAL system, the selections are 720*576, 720*288, and 352*288.
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5.4.1.2
Record Format
Select the format of the recorded video from <H264>, <MP4>, or <MJPG>.
5.4.1.3
Max Rec. PPS
This item will be automatically changed according to the setting of the
previous two items.
5.4.2
Schedule Setup
This submenu is used to set the day and night time, or weekend recording
schedule. The Night and Day schedules are used to define daytime and
nighttime; the Weekend schedule is tailored for weekends and holidays.
Select <Schedule Setup> from the Record Setup menu and press ENTER;
the following menu is displayed.
Schedule Setup
Day Time Start
Day Time End
Night Time Start
Night Time End
Weekend Schedule
Weekend Start
Weekend End
AM
PM
PM
AM
06:00
06:00
06:00
06:00
On
Fri 18:00
Mon 06:00
• Make appropriate changes for the start time of the Day Time and Night
Time schedule using the Direction keys.
• Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to cancel.
• If you want to record over the weekend, choose <On> to enable the
Weekend Schedule in advance and then set the Weekend Start/End time.
• Press ESC to back to previous page.
5.4.2.1
Day / Night Time Start / End
The Day/Night Start/End Time determines the duration of day/ night recording
time. Time is indicated in 1-minute increments. The time display format in this
menu is based on the setting of Time Display Mode.
5.4.2.2
Weekend Schedule
The Weekend Schedule determines whether a weekend schedule is in effect.
Choose <On> to take effect the related weekend settings.
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Weekend Start / End
The Weekend Start Time indicates the specific day and time that a weekend
begins, for example, Fri 18:00. The Weekend End Time indicates the specific
time and day that a weekend ends, for example, Mon 06:00. Time is indicated
in 1-minute increments.
Note that the value you have set indicates when the regular Day and Night
scheduling ends, and Weekend recording begins.
5.4.3
Preset Record Configuration
The <Preset Config> is used to select the preset recording quality and frame
rate. Different default recording quality levels are offered for the user to
choose: <Best Quality>, <Standard>, <Extended Record>, <Event Only>,
<ezRecord> and <OFF>.
According to various Record modes, the preset configuration options for
normal and event status are described in terms of relative recording rate
(Picture per Second; PPS) and recording size for each channel in the table
below.
These preset conditions override any other quality and rate settings. The
default Preset Configuration setting is <Best Quality>. Refer to appendix
Preset Record Configuration for detailed information.
5.4.4
Per Camera Configuration
This submenu is used to set the Day / Night / Weekend PPS (Picture per
Second) and recording quality for each channel. The <Preset Configuration>
must be set to <OFF> for accessing these schedules.
The menu is displayed below is in Record mode: 352×[email protected] in NTSC
/ 352×[email protected] in PAL).
Per Camera Config
Cameral Select
Normal PPS
Normal Qlty
Event Max PPS
Event Qlty
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Camera Select
This item is used to select a desired channel for setting the associated
parameters. Move the cursor to <Camera Select> and press ENTER, then
select a channel using UP / DOWN keys. Press ENTER again to confirm the
setting.
5.4.4.2
Normal PPS
Normal PPS (Picture per Second) is used to set the recording rate for normal
status.
Please note that the total normal pps for all channels is limited under the
maximum PPS for each Record mode. To increase one channel’s pps, you
may have to reduce other’s first. Event pps is not restricted to this rule, since
a smart event scheduler will handle the total pps automatically.
5.4.4.3
Normal Qlty
This item is used to set the picture size for normal status recording. The
available options are listed as follow: <Low>, <Fair>, <Mid>, <High> and
<Best>.
5.4.4.4
Event Max PPS
Event Max PPS is used to set the event recording rate for Event status.
Normally, the Event PPS is set to be equal to or greater than Normal PPS; the
setting depends on your application. If the Event PPS is set to <0>, the
DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit stops recording event video during alarms.
5.4.4.5
Event Qlty
This item is used to set the picture size for event status recording. Refer to
previous section Normal Qlty for the available options.
5.4.4.6
Event Active
Users are allowed to choose which alarm type needs to be recorded. The
available options are <Alarm> (alarm events), <Motion> (motion detection
events), <Both> (alarm event + motion detection), and <None> (no events
active). The default setting is <Both>, which includes Alarm and Motion event
recording.
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5.4.5
ezRecord Setup
This item aims to avoid the complicated record settings and to make the setup
much easier. Note that this item can be reached only when you select
<ezRecord> as the option for <Preset Config>. For more information, please
refer to the appendix ezRecord Diagram Sample.
Select <ezRecord Setup> from <Record Setup> and press ENTER, the
sub-menu appears as shown below:
ezRecord Setup
How Many Days To Record
Daytime Record
Night Record
Weekend Record
Record Info
Average Normal PPS
Average Normal Quality
2 Days
Yes
Yes
Yes
3.75
Best
Follow these steps to Setup ezRecord:
• Select <How Many Days To Record> and press ENTER, then press
UP/DOWN to choose an option. The average normal PPS & Quality will
be adjusted automatically. The maximum of days depends of the size of
your HDD, in the other words, the larger the HDD installed, the more days
the unit can record.
• Move to <Daytime Record> and press ENTER. This item is for you to
select whether you want the DVR to record during daytime. If so, use
UP/DOWN to select <Yes> as an option; or, select <No> for not recording
during daytime.
• Repeat the same procedures through the 3rd and 4th item, respectively.
Note that <Weekend Record> will be not accessible if you select <NO> for
the item <Weekend Schedule> in <Schedule Setup>.
• Select <Average Normal PPS> and press ENTER, then press UP/DOWN
to choose an option. The <How Many Days To Record> will be computed
automatically.
• Select <Average Normal Quality> and press ENTER, then press
UP/DOWN to choose an option. The <How Many Days To Record> will be
computed automatically.
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NOTE: The current number of connected cameras will affect the
recording quality which wil be automatically calculated through the
<ezRecord Setup>. Therefore, once you disconnect cameras or
connect more cameras to the unit, you should reset the <ezRecord
Setup>.
5.4.6
Data Lifetime Setup
Data Lifetime indicates the duration that a video is saved and recallable in the
HDD. Only those video recorded within Data Lifetime can be displayed on the
screen and played back. The video exceeded Data Lifetime will be hidden
and cannot be retrieved for playback.
Data Lifetime Setup
Data Lifetime Mode
Data Lifetime
Data Lifetime By Day
Data Lifetime By Channel
General
0 Days
NOTE: To playback a video exceeding the data lifetime, please extend
the duration until the recording data / time of the video is included.
5.4.6.1
Data Lifetime Mode
This item allows the user to choose preferred data lifetime mode. There are
three types of data lifetime mode: General, By Day, and By Channel. When a
specific mode is selected, the other two will be grayed out and cannot be
accessed.
5.4.6.2
Data Lifetime
When data lifetime mode is set as <General>, this item will be accessible.
Press ENTER to select this item and press UP / DOWN keys to set the data
lifetime. The value ranges from <1> to <365> days. Alternatively, select <0>
to disable this function.
5.4.6.3
Data Lifetime By Day
When data lifetime mode is set as <By Day>, this item will be accessible.
Enter this menu and the user can setup data lifetime of each weekday
independently. The value ranges from <1> to <365> days. Alternatively, select
<0> to disable this function.
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5.4.6.4
Data Lifetime By Channel
When data lifetime mode is set as <By Channel>, this item will be accessible.
Enter this menu and the user can setup data lifetime of each channel
independently. The value ranges from <1> to <365> days. Alternatively, select
<0> to disable this function.
5.4.7
Pre-Alarm Recording
This item is used to set the duration time of pre-alarm recording video. The
pre-alarm recording function aims to give the user the opportunity to view a
more complete event video. The user can see the video recorded after the
alarm is triggered, and the video recorded ahead the alarm.
When an event is triggered while normal recording is in effect, the unit will
start copying the pre-alarm and the post-alarm video to the event video. The
pre-alarm duration can be set from 0~30 seconds. The default setting is 15
seconds.
The quality of the pre-alarm video is the same as the quality setting for normal
record video; and the quality of the post-alarm video is the same as the
quality setting for event record video.
5.4.8
Circular Recording
The user can choose to record video in circular mode or in linear mode. If you
choose to record in circular mode, then the unit begins to overwrite the oldest
recorded video and stores new video over the HDD spaces. If you choose to
record in linear mode instead, the unit stops recording when the HDD is full.
From the Record Setup menu, move the cursor to <Circular Recording> and
press ENTER, then select <ON> / <OFF> using UP / DOWN keys.
5.4.9
Audio Recording
This item allows the user to enable / disable the Audio recording function of
the unit. When set to <ON>, audio input is recorded and saved with the video.
When set to <OFF>, audio is ignored. The default setting is <ON>.
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5.4.10
Purge Data
This item is used to delete the Normal or Event recording video. In Record
Setup menu, move the cursor to <Purge Data> and press ENTER; the Purge
Data menu is displayed.
Purge Data
Purge All Data
Purge All Event Data
Purge Event Before
Start To Purge
5.4.10.1
No
No
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No
Purge All Data
This item is used to delete all video from database(s). Using UP / DOWN
buttons to select <Yes> and start the deleting by setting the <Start to Purge>
to <Yes>.
5.4.10.2
Purge All Event Data
This item is used to delete all event video from database(s). Using UP /
DOWN keys to select <Yes> and start the deleting by setting the <Start to
Purge> to <Yes>.
5.4.10.3
Purge Event Before
This item is used to delete event video before a specific date. Use LEFT /
RIGHT keys to move the cursor to next or previous field, ENTER to select the
item and UP / DOWN to adjust the value.
5.4.10.4
Start To Purge
After selecting the video you want to delete, or setting the date for deletion,
set this item to <Yes> to start the deleting process or choose <No> to cancel.
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5.5
Sequence Setup
The Sequence Setup menu allows the user to set the camera sequence
schedule and dwell time for main and call monitor. Select <Sequence Setup>
in Main menu and press ENTER; the menu displays as follows. Items in the
Sequence Setup menu are described in the following subsections.
Sequence Setup
Main Monitor Dwell
Main Monitor Schedule
Call Monitor Dwell
Call Monitor Schedule
5.5.1
5 Sec
5 Sec
Main / Call Monitor Dwell
The Main / Call Monitor can be set to display full screen video for all installed
cameras in sequence. This item is used to set the Main / Call Monitor dwell
time, which is the amount of time elapsed between switching images. The
dwell time has an available range of 1 to 120 seconds.
5.5.2
Main / Call Monitor Schedule
This item is used to set the Main / Call Monitor camera sequence in full
screen format. Move the cursor to <Main Monitor Schedule> and press
ENTER; the menu is displayed as follows.
Main Monitor Schedule
01►02►03►04►05►06►07►08►
09►10►11►12►13►14►15►16
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Back
OK
Cancel
Follow these steps to set a sequence:
• Press LEFT direction key to delete the original setting.
• Press the desired Channel keys to assign a camera to that location in the
sequence.
• Continue the steps until the sequence is completed.
A sequence can have up to 16 entries. The user can select fewer than 16
entries for a camera sequence and leave the remaining entries blank. The
sequence can include a specific camera or cameras multiple times.
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5.6
Event Setup
This menu allows the user to determine DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series
behavior in response to an alarm event. In the Main menu, move the cursor to
<Event Setup> and press ENTER. The following menu is displayed.
Event Setup
Internal Buzzer
Event Icon
Email Notice
Email Attachment
Alert Notification Setup
Event Full Screen
Event Duration
Per Channel Config
5.6.1
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
None
20 Sec
Internal Buzzer
This item allows user to enable / disable the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series
internal buzzer. If set to <ON>, the buzzer is activated in response to an alarm.
If set to <OFF>, the buzzer is not activated. The default setting is <ON>.
5.6.2
Event Icon
This item enables (ON) / disables (OFF) the display of an Event Icon on the
main monitor when an alarm event occurs. The default setting is <ON>
(enable). The event types are represented by a character respectively; the
descriptions are listed in the following table.
Event type
5.6.3
Description
A
Alarm in event
M
Motion detection event
L
Video loss event
Email Notice
The item enables (ON) / disables (OFF) the Email notification of an event.
When an alarm event is triggered and <Email Notice> is enabled, an e-mail
concerning the alarm event will be sent. The default setting is <OFF>.
NOTE: In order to send an event notification e-mail successfully,
ensure that the unit connects to the Internet.
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5.6.4
Email Attachment
The function allows the unit to send out brief AVI video regarding the event.
The number of the attached AVI video will be equal to the number of cameras
you connect to the unit. For example, if the unit has been connected with 8
cameras, then 8 video will be attached with the notice email. The total size of
the video will be about 1 Megabyte. Select <ON> to enable this function; and
<OFF> to disable it. The default is <OFF>.
NOTE: The video clips of the Email Attachment will ONLY be in *.avi
format. Please download the Divx Player from www.divx.com to play
the *.avi files.
5.6.5
Alert Notification Setup
This function allows the user to send alert notifications to the CMS program
which had been installed to your computer. For detailed setup instruction,
please refer to the CMS user’s manual.
Alert Notification Setup
Alert Configuration Set
Alert Notification
Alert IP
Alert Port
Alive Interval
5.6.5.1
0.
1
OFF
0. 0. 0
9999
120 Sec
Alert Configuration Set
<Alert Configuration Set> provides 3 combinations of Alert Notification, IP,
and Port.
5.6.5.2
Alert Notification
4 options are included in this item; <OFF>, <Event>, <Alive>, and <Both>.
<OFF>: The Alert Notification is turned off.
<Event>: When the alarm is triggered, the DVR will send an alert message to
the CMS.
<Alive>: The DVR will send an alive message to the CMS every N second
just to show that the connections between the DVR and CMS are in
effect. The time interval N can be adjusted in <Alive Interval>.
<Both>: This enables the DVR to send both Event and Alive alert package
to the CMS.
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5.6.5.3
Alert IP
The Alert IP must match the IP address of the computer.
5.6.5.4
Alert Port
The ports for both DVR and the CMS Alert must be the same.
5.6.5.5
Alert Interval
To define the time interval (1 to 255 seconds) between each alive message.
5.6.6
Event Full Screen
This function allows the unit to display the alarm channel in full screen size
when an alarm is triggered.
Select <None> to enable this function; select <Main> to display the alarm
channel on Main Monitor when an alarm is triggered; select <Call> to display
the alarm channel on Call Monitor; and select <Both> to display the alarm
channel on both Main Monitor and Call Monitor.
5.6.7
Event Duration
This item determines the duration of the buzzer and Alarm Out relay function
after an alarm is triggered. The available event duration range is from 5
second to 999 seconds.
5.6.8
Per Channel Config
This menu is used to set the Video Loss Detect, Motion Detect and Alarm In /
Out function for each channel. The menu is displayed as below.
Per Channel Config
Channel Select
Video Loss Detect
Motion Detect
Detection Config
Alarm In
Alarm Out
Digital Deterrent-Day
Digital Deterrent-Night
Digital Deterrent-Weekend
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OFF
OFF
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5.6.8.1
Channel Select
This item is used to select a desired channel for setting the parameters. Move
the cursor to <Channel Select> and press ENTER, then select a channel
using UP / DOWN keys. Press ENTER again to confirm the setting.
5.6.8.2
Video Loss Detect
This item allows the user to enable / disable Video Loss as an alarm event.
Select <ON> to enable Video Loss alarm events, <OFF> to disable. The
default setting is <OFF>.
5.6.8.3
Motion Detect
To detect motions, the users can choose from these options: <OFF>, <ALL>,
<Night & Weekend>, <Day & Weekend>, <Weekend>, <Day & Night>,
<Night>, and <Day>. The Day, Night, and Weekend is defined in section
Schedule Setup.
If motion detection function is enabled, it is required to define the motion
detection parameters such as detection area and sensitivity settings.
5.6.8.4
Detection Config
If motion detection function is enabled, it is required to define the motion
detection parameters such as detection area and sensitivity settings. Select a
channel for setting the parameters, move the cursor to <Detection Config>,
and press ENTER. The Detection Configuration menu displays as follows.
Detection Config
Detected Area Setup
Sensitivity
Area Threshold
92%
4%
Detected Area Setup
The Detect Area is displayed as follows after selecting this item. The
detection area consists of 165 (15×11) detection grids.
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Use the Direction keys to move the cursor and press ENTER to enable or
disable a grid. Press MODE to select all of the grids for detection; press
MODE again to de-select all of the grids.
Sensitivity
This item is used to set the sensitivity of detection grids for the camera. A
greater value indicates more sensitive motion detection. A motion alarm will
be triggered, once the amount of motion detected exceeds the Threshold
value
Move the cursor to <Sensitivity> and press ENTER, and then use UP /
DOWN keys to adjust the value. The value is indicated in 4% increment.
Area Threshold
<Area Threshold> means the motion alarm triggered level; if the percentage
of triggered grids to total detection area is greater than the set value, the
motion alarm will be triggered.
For example, if 10 grids are selected and the < Area Threshold > value is 70%,
the motion alarm will be triggered when 7 grids are motion detected.
Move the cursor to < Area Threshold > and press ENTER, then use UP /
DOWN keys to adjust the value. The value is indicated in 1% increments.
5.6.8.5
Alarm In
This item allows the user to enable / disable alarm input detection. According
to your application, select <N/O> (Normal Open) or <N/C> (Normal Close) to
enable the alarm input detection or select <OFF> to disable detection. The
default setting is <OFF>.
NOTE: If you set this item to <N/C> but did not install any device to the unit,
the alarm will be triggered and the Event Icon will be displayed continually
until this item is changed to <N/O>, <OFF> or, install a device to the unit.
5.6.8.6
Alarm Out
This item allows the user to assign an alarm on a certain channel to activate
the relays. These signals can be used to drive a light or siren to caution an
alarm event.
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Select from the options: <A Only> indicates “Alarm Out A”, <B Only> indicates
“Alarm Out B”, <A+B> indicates “A and B Alarm Out” and <None> indicates
“No Alarm Out”. The default setting is <None>.
5.6.8.7
Digital Deterrent – Day/ Night/ Weekend
If an alarm is triggered while Digital Deterrent is enabled, a pre-recorded
audio warning will be sent to the speaker installed nearby the location where
the alarm was triggered. For instance, if the alarm of Channel 2 is triggered
and there is a speaker installed to the DVR nearby, the speaker will play the
audio warning.
The available options are <OFF>, <Default>, and <Sound_1> ~ <Sound_50>.
Select <OFF> to disable this function. Selecting <Default> will apply audio
warning pre-stored in the DVR. <Sound_1> ~ <Sound_50> allows the user to
apply user-defined audio warning from 1 to 50. Note that the user-defined
audio has to be set before choosing <Sound_1> ~ <Sound_50> option, or the
following message will be shown.
Warning!!
No user-defined file is in the DVR!
Please create customized file first!
The steps are similar to ezBurn
Note: Cannot exceed 10 seconds
Press any key to return
Only sound files 1 to 16 can be recorded via the following steps. The other
way to define sound files 1 to 50 is to import manually. Refer to the section
Import Deterrent for more details about importing sound files.
• Use any camera to record the preferred audio. Please note that <Audio
Recording> under <Record Setting> menu should be set to <ON>.
• Press SEARCH and play the normal video of the recorded date and time.
• View full screen of the channel that the preferred audio was recorded.
• Press COPY at the point you want to set as the start point of the audio.
The playback continues.
• Press COPY again at the point you want to set the end point of the audio.
Now, the “ezBurn Confirmation” window displays as follows. The
information shown on the window is “read only”.
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ezBurn Confirmation
Selected Device: Built-in-DVD+RW
All data on the disc will be erased.
Exported Required Size = 11 MB
Real Export Range:
From: 2008/11/07 AM10:41:13
To: 2008/11/07 AM10:41:21
Enter: YES
ESC: NO
or
Press CHN to assign
Digital Deterrent File Sound_N
• If there is no exportable external device connected to the DVR unit, then a
warning message will be shown on the screen, as the following.
No exportable device detected.
Please install the target device/media
to the DVR.
Enter: Retry
ESC: Exit
or
Press CHN to assign
Digital Deterrent File Sound_N
• Press channel keys 1 to 16 to set the audio of the selected time as the
Digital Deterrent files 1 to 16.
• If the duration exceeds 10 seconds, the following warning message will be
shown:
Warning!!
Exceed the limitation (10 seconds)!
Only the first 10 seconds data is
used to create sound file
ENTER: Yes
ESC: No
• Press ENTER to set the first 10 seconds audio as the Digital Deterrent file;
or press ESC to abort.
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5.7
Database Setup
The menu displays information regarding internal and external disks. In the
Main menu, move the cursor to <Database Setup> and press ENTER. The
following menu is displayed.
Database Setup
Total Size
Free Size
Avail. Rec Time
Est. Rec Period
Internal Disks
External Disks
NAS Device
xxx GB
xxx GB
3Days 7Hrs
5Days 7Hrs
NOTE: If the hard disk detected has failed, the message “HDD fail” will
be displayed.
NOTE: The information of the internal / external HDD can be retrieved
with the <Health> function when the DVR is monitored via the Central
Management System (CMS) software. Please refer to the CMS user’s
manual for more details.
5.7.1
Total / Free Size of HDD
The Total Size of HDD shows the total capacity of the HDD that has been
added into database. The Free Size of HDD indicates the free space left for
recording onto the HDD in database. The information is “read-only”.
5.7.2
Avail. Rec Time
The Avail Rec Time indicates the available duration for recording. If the unit is
set to record in circular mode, the item will show “Circular”. The information is
“read-only”.
5.7.3
Est. Rec Period
This item displays the estimated total recording duration, according to the
current recording settings. The information is “read-only”.
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5.7.4
Internal / External Disks
Select <Internal Disks> or <External Disks> to see information about the
storage devices connected to the unit. The submenu is displayed as below.
Internal Disks
Name
xxx xxxxxxx-xxxxxx
Active
Yes
Action
None
The information about any built-in HDD and external storage devices will be
listed by model name and status. If no storage device connects to the unit, the
message “No Available Items!” will show on screen.
NOTE: If the file system of the internal HDD is not compatible for the
DVR, the system will format the internal HDD automatically without
notice.
<Active>
This item indicates if a storage device is added into the database or not.
<Yes> means the device has been added into database.
<Action>
This item allows the user to add a storage device to the database or to
remove a device from the database.
The options are <None> (no action), <Add> (add the selected device into
database), <Remove> (remove the selected device from database),
<Format> (format the selected device), and <Repair> (renovate the selected
device).
NOTE: Before removing external devices from the unit, remember to
remove the device from database.
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5.7.5
NAS Device
The DVR can connect Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices to expand
the size of the database. Before connecting the NAS device, the DVR has to
be shut down. After the NAS device is connected and the DVR is rebooted,
access <Database Setup> Æ <NAS Devices> and the menu will be displayed
as below. The items <Active> and <Action> is the same as in Internal /
External Disks menu.
NAS Devices
Active
Yes
Device Name
xxxxxxxxxxx
Detail
Yes
Action
None
Detail
Set this item to <Yes> and the detailed information of the NAS device will be
shown on the monitor. Refer to the following for an example. The information
is “read only”.
Index
5.8
NAS Detailed Info
Device Name: xxxxxxxxxxx
IP: 192.168.50.2
Port: 8080
Netmask: 255.255.255.0
Storage Status
Status
Free Size
Total Size
Configuration
The Configuration menu can be used to restore the default factory settings,
import and export configurations. Select <Configuration> from the Main menu
and press ENTER. The following menu is displayed. Items in this menu are
described in the following subsections.
Configuration
Load Factory Default
Import Config
Export Config
Import Deterrent
Export Deterrent
Boot Log
Operation Log
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5.8.1
Load Factory Default
This item is used to load the factory default setting. Select <Yes> to recall the
factory default setup configuration from the “read-only” memory, or select
<No> to cancel.
5.8.2
Import Configuration
This item allows the user to load a unit configuration that was saved on an
external drive. To import a configuration that was previously exported, make
sure the device that saved the configuration is connected to the unit. Select
<Import Config> from the Configuration menu and press ENTER. The
following menu is displayed.
Import Config
Config Name
xxxx-xxxx
xxx-xx
Select
No
No
Press UP / DOWN to select one of the available listed configuration files, and
choose <Yes> to start importing.
NOTE: If the imported configuration has a different record mode from
the unit’s, the warning message “This config has different record mode.
This will FORMAT ALL HARDDISKS.” will show.
NOTE: Remove the ThumbDrive® used for importing
configuration after the unit restarts, or it will be formatted as well.
5.8.3
Export Configuration
The account with appropriate privilege can save a unit configuration by
exporting it to an external drive, such as a USB Flash Drive. Before exporting
the configuration, make sure the device in which the configuration will be
saved is attached to the unit properly. Select <Export Config> from the
Configuration menu and press ENTER. The following menu is displayed.
Items in this menu are described in the following sections.
Export Config
Copy Destination
Config Name
Begin Export
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5.8.3.1
Copy Destination
Select this item to list available destinations (external memory devices) to
which the configuration can be exported. Press UP / DOWN to set a
destination. Please note that saving a different configuration to the same copy
destination with the same file name will overwrite the previous configuration
file without warning.
NOTE: Users are not allowed to select DVD+RW as a copy
destination.
5.8.3.2
Configuration Name
This item allows the user to assign the exported configuration file a name.
Use the virtual keyboard to enter the configuration file name.
Note that the file name can contain up to 15 characters, with no spaces.
5.8.3.3
Begin Export
Select <Yes> to begin exporting the configuration file, or <No> to abort the
export.
NOTE: We strongly recommend users to export configurations before
upgrading your system, and back it up routinely, just in case an
unexpected situation occurs.
5.8.4
Import Deterrent
This item allows the user to import predetermined sound files saved in an
external drive. The files should be ADPCM format and has to be named in the
format as “Sound_N”, where N represents numbers 1 to 50. To import sound
files, make sure the device that saved the sound files is connected to the unit.
Select <Import Deterrent> from the Configuration menu and press ENTER.
The following menu is displayed.
Import Deterrent
Device Name
xxxx-xxxx
xxx-xx
Select
No
No
Press UP / DOWN to select the device containing the sound files, and choose
<Yes> to start importing sound files.
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5.8.5
Export Deterrent
The sound files stored in the DVR can also be exported. Select Export
Deterrent menu and the following will be displayed.
Export Deterrent
Config Name
xxxx-xxxx
xxx-xx
Select
No
No
Press UP / DOWN to select one of the available devices, and choose <Yes>
to start importing sound files to the designated device.
5.8.6
Boot Log
Select <Boot Log> and a list of system logs will be displayed on the screen.
Users can export the system log as a data file to an external storage device.
Connect a USB storage device and press COPY to export the system log file
to the USB storage device. In the mean time, a digital signature file will also
be exported.
5.8.7
Operation Log
Set <Operation Log> to <On> and operation logs will start to be recorded in
the system log. Alternatively, set to <Off> and operation logs will not be part of
the system log.
5.9
Video Export
The Video Export menu enables only the accounts with proper authority to
export recorded video with digital signature to a USB ThumbDrive® or a
DVD+RW drive. Login with a proper account to export video.
If the <Pre-Alarm Recording> function is enabled, the event video will be
exported into two files, including pre-alarm video and video recorded after the
alarm is triggered.
Each recorded video will be exported automatically into four files when
exporting with a digital signature, including *.gpg, *.drv, *.sig and readme txt.
To export a 1GB file with a digital signature, it may take you about 30 minutes.
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From the Main menu, select <Video Export> and press ENTER. The following
menu is displayed.
NOTE: The inserted DVD will be ejected when its capacity is 99% full.
Video Export
Select Device
Select Ch:
From
To
Select Events
Data Type
Export Format
Digital Signature
Erase Disc
Begin Export
CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4
2008/03/19 AM 07:50:05
2008/03/28 PM 03:09:18
Normal
DRV
No
No
No
Items in the menu will be described in the following section.
5.9.1
Select Device
The external devices that are available for exporting video will be listed by
name and free space size in Select Device menu. The Select Device menu
displays as follows.
Select Device
Device Name
xxx-xxx-x-x-xx
xx-xxx-xx-xxxx
Available
256 MB
1.5 GB
Sel
No
No
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit only supports EXT3 file system. If you
connect an external HDD to the unit, ensure that the format of HDD is EXT3.
<Device Name>
This item shows the name of the available device.
<Available>
This item shows how much free space is available on the device.
<Sel>
Set this item to <Yes> to set it as an exporting destination; or <No> to cancel.
NOTE: This last menu item <Erase Disk> will be grayed out when
selected device is not a DVD recorder or not select yet.
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5.9.2
Select Channel
The item is used to select channels for export. Move the cursor to the desired
channel using LEFT / RIGHT keys, then select or de-select a channel by
pressing ENTER.
5.9.3
From / To Time
The items are used to set the time which data export begins and ends. Move
the cursor using Direction keys, and press ENTER to select the date / time
items; adjust the selected date and time value by UP / DOWN keys.
NOTE: When the Start / End Time are set, remember to select the
exporting Data Type.
5.9.4
Select Events
Select this item to display the available event video list for exporting. Move
the cursor to scroll down the event list and press ENTER to select the event
you want to export.
5.9.5
Data Type
The item is used to select export video type. The options are <Normal>
(export normal video only), <Event> (export event video only) and <Both>
(export both normal and event video).
NOTE: If you want to export selected event video using the item
<Select Event>, you have to set <From> and <To> for the same day
and time; otherwise, not only the selected event video will be exported
to the selected destination, but also any other event video recorded
during the period between <From> and <To>.
NOTE: You will not be allowed to access the <Select Events> if the
Data Type is set to <Normal>.
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5.9.6
Export Format
This item is for selecting exporting video format. The options are <DRV> and
<AVI>.
The *.drv file can only be played back with SpecoRemote and SpecoPlayer,
and multiple camera video can be played from one file. The *.avi file can be
played back with Windows Media Player. Note that if multiple channels are
exported, each channel is exported to a separate file.
5.9.7
Digital Signature
The Digital Signature function enables the user to export a video clip with the
unit’s unique signature key. It aims to authenticate a video clip exported from
the unit and prove it has not been modified. The user can export a video clip
with or without a digital signature file (*.sig). Set the item to <Yes> to export
with the signature file, or <NO> to export without the signature file.
Make sure that you have an external storage device, such as a USB Hard
Drive or USB ThumbDrive®, available and connected to the appropriate port
for export.
For more information on verifying digital signature, see appendix Verifying
Digital Signature.
5.9.8
Erase Disc
This function is used to remove information found on a DVD+RW disk prior to
exporting new information to the drive. Select <Yes> and press ENTER to
start deleting data.
NOTE: This menu item will be grayed out when selected device is not
a DVD recorder or not select yet.
5.9.9
Begin Export
Select <Yes> and press ENTER to start exporting.
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5.10
POS Setup
The <POS Setup> function provides a connection between the DVR and one
Point-of-Sale device such as cash registers. With this function, the financial
transaction data can be linked to specific camera images and recorded to
your DVR.
If there is need to connect two or more Point-of-Sale devices, Data Converter
is required. For detailed information about how Data Converter works, please
refer to “POS Solution Guide” provided within the Data Converter package.
To enable this function, enter OSD Setup menu using account name and
password with appropriate privilege, and then select <POS Setup>. Press
Enter and the following OSD setup menu will show up.
POS Setup
POS Function
POS Overlay
Exception POS Setup
Input Setup
ON
Live & PB
Items in this menu are described in the following subsections.
5.10.1
POS Function
This item is used to enable/ disable this function. Select <ON>, the text
database will be created on the hard disk.
5.10.2
POS Overlay
This item is for you to choose which mode you want to display the POS
overlay on the monitor. Select <Live> to display the POS overlay in Live mode;
select <PB> to display the POS overlay in Playback mode; and select <Live &
PB> to display in both Live and Playback modes.
NOTE: POS overlay only shown in full screen mode.
NOTE: PB overlay is available only under x1 PB speed.
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5.10.3
Exception POS Setup
This sub-menu is used to define the conditions that are to be treated as an
“Exception” and thus trigger an action (the function will be implemented later).
Exception POS Setup
Exception No.
Trigger
Exception String
By Numerals
Value
Value (Upper Limit)
5.10.3.1
1
ON
NO SALE
OFF
Exception No.
Select an exception for further settings; you can select from <1> to <16>.
5.10.3.2
Trigger
Select <ON>, those transactions which contain “Exception Strings” and which
meet the “Numerals” conditions will be marked as exceptions in the text
database and will trigger preset actions such as alarm output.
5.10.3.3
Exception String
The user can enter this item to define Exception String. The “Exception String”
is case-sensitive. Only exactly matched ones will be marked as exceptions.
5.10.3.4
By Numerals
“Exception String” must be defined before By Numerals” takes effect. If “By
Numerals” is enabled, only transactions that meet both “Exception String” and
“By Numerals” condition will be marked as exceptions and trigger and action.
You can select from below options:
<OFF>: The function is disabled.
<Specific>: That the value of transaction meets a specific value will be
marked as an exception. That specific value need to be
configured through the following sub-setting <Value>,
<Greater Equal Than>: That the value of transaction is greater then or equal
to certain value will be marked as an exception. That
specific value need to be configured through the
following sub-setting <Value>,
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<Less Equal Than>: That the value of transaction is less than or equal to
certain value will be marked as an exception. That
specific value need to be configured through the
following sub-setting <Value>.
<Inside The Range>: That the price of transaction is within certain range will
be marked as an exception. The range need to be
configured through the following sub-settings <Value>
and <Value (Upper Limit)>.
<Outside the Range>: That the price of transaction is outside certain range,
will be marked as an exception. The range need to
be configured through the following sub-settings
<Value> and <Value (Upper Limit)>.
NOTE: Only transactions (1) after “Exception Strings” and “By
Numerals” are set and (2) after “Trigger” is <ON> will be marked as
exceptions in text database. The data stored before won't be marked
as exceptions.
5.10.4
Input Setup
This item is used to choose the connection method that is between your Text
Device and DVR, and setup some relative settings of the connection method.
Input Setup
Port Selection
Input Source
Camera Selection
Text Filter
Manual Filter Setup
Input Process
Text Baud Rate
Text Bits
Text Stop
Text Parity
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1
ASCII
Canonical
9600
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5.10.4.1
Port Selection
It is essential to select a port for either the POS/cash register or modem when
the POS function is set on. Meanwhile, also check whether the device is
connected to the port selected.
Port Selection
Serial Port
USB Port-Front
USB Port-Rear Top
USB Port-Rear Bottom
5.10.4.2
Text
None
None
None
Input source
Select whether the input source is direct connected or connected with the
Data Converter. If the input source is direct connected, users may need to go
to the next item: Camera Selection to select a corresponding camera number.
5.10.4.3
Camera Selection
Select a camera to display the POS overlay.
5.10.4.4
Text Filter
This item is used to choose the text filter. The supported models for pole
display and printer are listed below.
Pole Display
Cache Technology VFD-202T
Citizen C2202
Digipos CD5220
Emax Pole Display
Epson DM-D Series
Logic Controls LD9000
Logic Controls PD3000
Logic Controls PD6000
Logic Controls TD3000
Magellan
Partnertech CD5220
Posiflex ICD-2002
Posiflex PD 302
Posiflex PD 303
Posiflex PD-2100
Posiflex PD-2200
POS-X Xp8000
Scales
Sibnet
STAR SCD400-PD
Soteke VFD2025
Soteke VFD2029
TEC
Toledo 8217
TYSSO VFD Series
Ultimate Technology PD1100XL
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Citizen CBM-1000 II
Citizen CT-S300
Dell T200
Epson TM-T88II/ TM-T88III/ TM-T88IV
Epson TM-T90
Epson TM-930 II
Epson RP-U420
IBM SureMark TF6
IBM SureMark TM6
Ithaca iTherm 280
Ithaca POSJet 1000
POS-X Xr500
Samsung SRP350
Sensor TP-288
Star TSP100 futurePRNT
Star TSP600
Star TSP700
Star TSP800
TPG (Axiohm) A794
WP-520(ESC/POS)
POS Machine
Acula AQ-812
IBM SurePOS 700
Samsung ER-380M
Samsung ER-655
Senor POS
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5.10.4.5
Manual Filter Setup
Once enter the Manual Filter Setup menu, users should key in hexadecimal
digits. The menu of the item is shown as follows.
Manual Filter Setup
Header 1
Header 2
5.10.4.6
30
30
Input Process
If you will be using a Pole Display from a PC based POS, select <Canonical>.
<Non-Canonical> is to be selected when using a Pole Display from a
Standalone POS.
5.10.4.7
Text Baud Rate
To setup the baud rate of RS232 via which to connect your Text Device and
DVR.
5.10.4.8
Text Bit
Setup the bits of RS232.
5.10.4.9
Text Stop
Setup the stop of RS232.
5.10.4.10 Text Parity
Setup the parity of RS232
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5.11
Shutdown
This item is used to shut down or reboot the unit. If you must shut down the
DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit for any reason, please use the proper shut
down and power up procedures to avoid damage to your unit.
Select <Shutdown> in Main menu and press ENTER to access the Shutdown
menu, which displays as follows.
Shutdown
Power Off
Reboot
Auto Rebooting
Rebooting Time
5.11.1
Off
AM 06:00
Power Off
Select this item to shut down the unit. Do not remove the power during shut
down until the message “You can safely turn off DVR now!” displays.
5.11.2
Reboot
Select this item to reboot the unit. The color bar and system checking
information are displayed on the monitor until the unit is completely restarted.
NOTE: While the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit is shutting down or
rebooting, the recoding and playback of videos will stop to avoid
abnormal images.
5.11.3
Auto Rebooting
The DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit can be set to reboot automatically once
a day/week at predetermined time in order to keep the DVR system more
stable. Select <Off> to disable the auto rebooting function.
5.11.4
Rebooting Time
If the auto rebooting function is enabled, select a desired time to perform the
auto rebooting function.
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6.
Remote Monitoring Software
The remote monitoring software is a remote browser-based software
application designed to operate with the DVR products. Using the software,
users are allowed to view live and recorded video, and configure the DVRs
remotely via a LAN, WAN or Internet on a personal computer.
The connected PC will automatically download the remote monitoring
software plug-ins from the DVR when the DVR is connected by entering its IP
address in the address bar on the browser.
Due to the setting items are similar to those listed in the DVR’s OSD setup
menu, please refer to the sections above for setting configuration of the
remote monitoring software.
The tasks can be performed with the remote monitoring software are listed
below:
•
•
•
•
•
6.1
Remote viewing of live/ recorded video
Remote setup of the DVR
Remote control of dome cameras
Alarm notification from the DVR
Up to five connections to one DVR using the remote monitoring software,
including the preset “admin” and four other accounts
Remote Monitoring System Requirements
Items
Personal Computer
Hard Disk Drive
Operating System
Web Browser
Monitor Resolution
Network Card
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Minimum:
Intel® Pentium® M CPU 1.40GHz
RAM 512 MB
Recommended:
Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4GHZ
RAM 2 GB
Requires 20 MB for software installation
Windows XP, Windows Vista
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 or above
Minimum 1024 x 768 with 16-bit color
10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX (100 Mbps)
operation; must match the network configuration
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6.2
Software Installation
Refer to the following description to install the remote monitoring software.
6.2.1
Change Internet Settings
The PC operating with the remote monitoring software should be set to
accept ActiveX plug-ins. Please follow the steps to set the Internet security
settings appropriately.
• Before operating the remote monitoring software, please check the IP
address of the DVR. To check the IP address, press MENU key on the unit
and enter username and password to access OSD setup menu. Select
<System Setup>, <Network Setup>, then <LAN Setup> to check the IP.
• Start the IE; it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon, or by
using the Start menu to access it.
NOTE: Windows IE provides the ActiveX component that is
required when using the remote monitoring software.
• Select <Tools> from the main menu of the browser, then <Internet
Options>, and then click the <Security> tab.
• Select <Trusted sites> and click <Sites> to specify its security setting.
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• Uncheck “Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone”. Type
the IP address of the unit in field and click <Add> to add this web site to
the zone.
• Click <OK> to confirm the setting and close Trusted sites dialog.
• In the Security Level area, click <Custom Level>. The Security Settings
screen is displayed.
• Under <ActiveX controls and plug-ins>, set all items to <Enable> or
<Prompt>.
• Click <OK> to apply the setting and close the <Security Settings> screen.
• Click <OK> to close Internet Options dialog.
Now the installation can continue to the next step.
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6.2.2
Install Remote Monitoring Software
Start the browser to initiate the installation of the remote monitoring software
on the PC. The IP address of the DVR can be saved as a Favorites item in the
web browser to enable easy access in the future.
• Start the IE; it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon, or by
using the Start menu to access it.
• Enter the IP address of the DVR in the address bar at the top of the
browser.
• The ActiveX controls and plug-ins dialog will show twice for confirmation;
click <Yes> to accept ActiveX plug-ins. The remote monitoring software
plug-ins will be downloaded and installed on the PC automatically when
the connection is successfully made.
NOTE: Do not enter any leading “0” characters in the address, for
example, “192.068.080.006” should be entered as “192.68.80.6”. If
the default trigger port 100 is changed into another one, take port
81 for example, the IP address should be entered as
“192.68.80.6:81”.
• A version check starts to verify whether the remote monitoring software
was installed already, and also check if the version is the same as that
stored in that particular DVR. This process may take up to 30 seconds.
• When the software is completely downloaded and installed, the Login
Screen is now displayed.
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6.2.2.1
Login / Logout
Login using the same accounts setup in the DVR. The authority is also the
same as setup in the DVR.
One preset account “admin” and up to four other accounts can access a DVR
at the same time. Nevertheless, if the “admin” account is currently accessing
the unit’s OSD setup menu via front panel of the unit, then the “admin”
account at the remote monitoring site cannot change the settings at the same
time. The “admin” account of the DVR has priority.
The following steps demonstrate procedures to view video from remote unit:
• Start the remote monitoring software by entering the IP Address of the
DVR in the Address bar of the browser. Alternatively, click on the Favorite
entry for the unit (if the IP address of the unit has been set).
• Enter the Username and password. The login username and password
can be saved to ease future login. The default username and password is
admin / 1234.
• Click <OK> to log in to the DVR. The process may take a few seconds.
• If the connection is made successfully, the main window will display live
video of the attached cameras.
If the IE browser is closed, the remote system is logout and disconnected
from the DVR at the same time.
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6.2.2.2
Software Upgrades
If a new version of the remote monitoring software is available on the DVR,
upgrade will be prompted while accessing the unit. Follow the steps to
upgrade the software.
• The message as the above figure will be prompted. Click <Yes> to accept
version upgrade.
• Start the IE again and enter the IP address of the DVR in the Address bar
of the browser; or if the unit address is set as a Favorite site, click the
Favorites entry for the unit.
• When the software is completely downloaded and installed, the Login
Screen will be displayed.
6.3
Basic Operation for Remote Monitor
When a DVR is successfully connected, the main window of the remote
monitoring software will be displayed. Please refer to the Setup Guide for the
graphical illustration of functional items.
The functions on the remote monitoring software will be described in the
following sections.
6.3.1
View Live Video
View live video from the cameras attached to the DVR by clicking <Live>
button on the main window toolbar. Choose desired display mode –
full-screen, 2x2 windows, 3x3 windows, and 4x4 windows – after the live
images of the DVR are displayed on the main window. When a dome camera
is connected and viewed in single channel full-screen mode, the dome
camera control operation can be accessed. To choose desired display mode
and to operate dome camera control, refer to the following sections.
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6.3.1.1
Select Display Mode
Choose the number of windows to be displayed on the main window. Click
one of the display buttons in MODE section. Available selections are 4, 9 and
16 camera displays. To view certain window in full screen, either double-click
on the wanted window, or click on the corresponding CAMERA button.
6.3.1.2
Operate Cameras with Dome Control
The remote monitoring software allows users to control and configure a dome
camera remotely.
Click on any CAMERA button displayed with a dome icon to view the camera
in full screen. The Dome Control Panel will be displayed on the main window.
The items on the Dome Control Panel are described as follows.
Set Preset (•)
Set Preset is used to set up preset positions. The remote monitoring software
allows its user to set up to 255 preset positions with DynaColor, American
Dynamics, Fastrax, JVC, Panasonic (C & N), and Pelco (Pelco P & Pelco D)
domes.
Use Direction buttons to move dome camera to an appropriate position, and
then click the button and choose wanted number from the pull-down list. The
preset position is named as the selected number.
Go Preset (•)
Go Preset is used to call the camera preset point, which was set up with the
set preset point function. Click and choose a number to call the preset point
for viewing.
Auto Focus (A.F.)
Click on it and the focus of the camera will be automatically adjusted to show
a clearer image.
Dome ID (ID)
Click for changing the dome ID and protocol. Proper authority is required to
access this function.
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Focus +/−
Use to adjust the camera lens to focus on objects for a clear view. Click on
<Focus +> to focus near or <Focus −> to focus far.
Iris +/−
This item is used to open and close the iris to let more or less light into the
camera. Click on <Iris +> to open iris or <Iris −> to close iris.
Zoom +/−
Users are allowed to zoom-in or zoom-out using the adjusting buttons.
Zoom-in to enlarge a certain area and zoom-out to view more area.
Direction Button
This button is used to pan and/or tilt the dome camera. Click the arrows in the
directions to be viewed.
6.3.2
Instant Recording
The Instant Recording function allows users to record video quickly to the PC.
NOTE: The Audio function is set to OFF as the default setting.
6.3.2.1
Record Video Instantly
Follow the steps to start recording instantly:
• Click on the <Instant Recording> button.
• Select the destination folder to save the video.
• Click on the button again to stop recording.
NOTE: The instant recording video will be saved as *.drv file.
6.3.2.2
Playback Instant Recorded Video
Follow the steps to playback a video recorded by “Instant Recording”.
• Click <Play> on main window toolbar and click <Local Playback> tab.
• Click <Open> to choose a recorded file.
• Click <OK> to start playing the recorded video.
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6.3.3
Playback Video
The remote monitoring software allows users to either view recorded video
from the DVR, or from the hard disk drive of the PC.
To access the Playback screen, click <Play> button on the main window
toolbar. There are three tabs in the Playback screen: <Remote Playback>,
<Local Playback>, and <Verify> tabs. <Remote Playback> allows users to
play back from the DVR. <Local Playback> enables users to playback a
recorded video file stored on the hard disk drive of the PC. <Verify> is
provided for users to authenticate if the exported video is altered.
The DVR continues recording while playing back recorded video on the PC,
either remote playback or local playback.
6.3.3.1
Playback Remote Video
To view remote video, click <Play> on the main window toolbar, and then
<Remote Playback> tab. The <Remote Playback> screen will be displayed.
The <From> and <To> in the <Available Record Video> display the date and
time from which recorded video is available for playback.
To playback remote video segments, follow these steps:
• Choose <Playback> in <Select> field for playback recorded video.
• In <Start> field, users can change the date and time either by typing
desired numbers directly or by using the arrow buttons.
To type directly:
Click on day, month and year of date field respectively, and type the desired
numbers directly. Follow above steps to adjust the hour, minute and second
of time field.
To use the arrow buttons:
Click on the arrow button next to the date field to display the calendar; then
click the left and right arrow at the top of the calendar to change the date.
Use up and down arrow next to the time field to change to the wanted time.
• The other way to select date and time is by moving the blue sliding bar.
• Click <OK> to start the playback, or click <Close> to abort.
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• The other option <Download (.DRV)> in <Select> field enables users to
download the video segment of selected date and time to the PC. The
selection of time duration is the same as described above. Files
downloaded will be in *.drv format.
6.3.3.2
Playback Local *.drv Files
The <Local Playback> tab allows users to playback *.drv video files stored in
the PC's hard drive.
Follow below steps to playback a downloaded *.drv file with the remote
monitoring software.
• Click <Open> and the file selection screen is displayed.
• Select the *.drv video file for playback and click <OK>.
• Click <OK> in the <Local Playback> Screen to start the playback, or click
<Cancel> to abort.
• View the video playback using the Playback controls.
• To end the playback, click <Live> to return to live video.
6.3.3.3
Playback Controls
When the local or remote video is being played, the remote monitoring
software is in Playback Mode. The playback controls toolbar will emerge on
the main window toolbar. The Playback controls and indicators are described
as below.
Icon
Name
Description
1. Click to play the recorded video in backward
direction. Click repeatedly to select the backward
Fast Backward
playback speed: 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, or 32×.
◄◄
/
Step Backward 2. When playback is paused, click repeatedly to
move backward step-by-step.
► / ▌▌ Play / Pause
►►
Fast Forward
/
Step Forward
1. While playing, click to pause the playback.
2. When paused, click to resume the playback.
1. Click to play the recorded video in forward
direction. Click repeatedly to select the forward
playback speed: 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, or 32×.
2. When playback is paused, click repeatedly to
move forward step-by-step.
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6.3.4
Verify Digital Signature
The digital signature aims to authenticate a video file exported from the unit.
Follow the description to verify the digital signature.
• Click <Play> on the main window toolbar.
• Click <Verify> tab to display the Verify window.
• Click <Browse> to select the *.gpg, *.avi, *.sig files respectively, which
belong to the exported video to be authenticated.
• Click <Verify> to start verifying digital signature.
• The result of verify shows in the <Status Log> field. It returns a GOOD or
BAD signature result. A GOOD signature indicates the exported clip has
not been altered.
6.3.5
Search from Event List
Click SEARCH, the Event List appears. The List contains information about
the alarm events that the unit recorded and saved. Up to 1024 events can be
listed in the Event List.
The Event List displays each event by its number, the date and time of the
event, the type of the event (including Alarm In, Motion Detection, and Video
Loss), and the camera channel where the event occurred.
To view an event video, follow these steps:
• Click SEARCH button positioned in the main window toolbar. The Event
List appears.
• Scroll through the Event List and highlight the interested events.
• Double-click on the desired event to view the event video.
6.3.6
Take a Snapshot
Snapshot is a simple screen capture tool. When users click on the
SNAPSHOT button, it will capture the screenshot of the window that is
currently showing on the screen. Each click captures one screenshot to be
saved as a JPEG file on the desktop. The snapshot file will be named as
“Snapshot-*”.
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6.3.7
Health Status of HDD
This function verifies HDD status of the DVR. The information items shown in
the chart are described as below:
Device Name
This item shows the model name of the HDD.
Int./Ext.
This item indicates whether the HDD is an internal or external device.
Total Size
This item indicates the total size of the HDD.
State
This item indicates whether the HDD is active or non-active.
Temperature
This item indicates the current temperature of the HDD in Celsius degree.
6.3.8
Normal and Dual Streaming
For different networks with different bandwidths, two streaming options are
provided – normal and dual streaming. The preset is normal streaming.
Users who are using high-speed networks, normal streaming will be a
recommended choice. Depending on the HDD capacity and network usage,
set the remote monitoring software to occupy high or low bandwidths.
For networks with limited bandwidth, dual streaming will be a better choice. It
enables coexistence of high quality streaming at local DVR site and lower
quality streaming but faster transmission for the remote monitoring site. To
select dual streaming, click on the bandwidth icon and the icon will change
color. Then users can furthermore choose different bit rates to adjust for the
best displaying quality.
NOTE: for S models, dual streaming function is available only for
H.264 and MJPEG recording mode. for all other models, there is no
limitation.
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6.3.9
Remote Monitoring Software Trouble Shooting Guide
What happened if the server requests to upgrade the software every time the
DVR is connected? If the following screen displays repeatedly, please follow
the steps to delete the temporary internet files.
• Select <Tools> from the main menu of the web browser, then <Internet
Options>, and then click the <General> tab.
• Click the <Delete Files> button in the <Temporary Internet Files> field; the
<Delete Files> screen displays as below.
• Check the <Delete all offline content> box and click <OK>.
• Now, enter the IP address of the DVR to make the connection again.
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Appendix A: Technical Specifications
Speco Technologies is constantly developing product improvements. We reserve the right
to modify product design and specifications without notice and without incurring any
obligation.
Function
4CH
Operation System
Video Standard
Video Operation
Resolution – Live Video
Input
Video
Outputs
Main Monitor
Call monitor
Loop
Digital Display Output
VGA Output
Picture Refresh Rate
Audio
Recording
Playback
Storage
Digital Zoom
Camera Installation
Input
Main Output
Output
Recording Mode
Compression Method
File Size
Operation
Playback
Compression Method
Recording Mode
Pre-Alarm
720x480:
NTSC 720x240:
Resolution
352x240:
& Rate
720x576:
PAL 720x288:
352x288:
Recording Quality
Image Size
Storage Mode
Playback
Playback Speed
Adjustment
Retrieve
Data Life Time
Build-in Storage
Built-in HDD
External Storage
Export
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16CH
Embedded ( Linux )
NTSC/PAL switch selectable
Live, Record, Playback , Remote, and Internet access
NTSC: 720 x 480 pixels PAL: 720 x 576 pixels
BNC x 4,
BNC x 8,
BNC x 16,
1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
BNC x 1, S-Video x 1, 1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
BNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
BNC x 4,
BNC x 8,
BNC x 16,
1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 720p pixels
800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 720p pixels
NTSC: 480 PPS(16CH)
PAL: 400 PPS(16CH)
2x2
Plug & Play
16, Line-In
RCA x 1, Line-Out
16, Line-Out
Always Real Time Record, Synchronized w/ Video
ADPCM, G.726
8KB/Sec
Remote + VCR mode
Only for Video Original Speed
H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG
Schedule, Alarm, Motion Detection
0~30 sec
H.264= 60 pps,
MPEG4=120 pps,
MJPEG=120 pps
H.264=120 pps,
MPEG4=240 pps,
MJPEG=240 pps
H.264=240 pps,
MPEG4=480 pps,
MJPEG=480 pps
H.264= 50 pps,
MPEG4=100 pps,
MJPEG=100 pps
H.264=100 pps,
MPEG4=200 pps,
MJPEG=200 pps
H.264=200 pps,
MPEG4=400 pps,
MJPEG=400 pps
8 levels presets, adjustable
2K to 20K Byte/picture
Linear/Circular
Play, Stop, Pause, Rewind, Forward, Search
Yes: 1X, 2X, 4X, 8X, 16X, 32X
Date/Time, Event
Yes(Programmable)
X4 SATA, HDD/DVD+RW
Up to 3 built-in HDDs
NAS via GB and NIC
®
X4 USB2.0 ports, support ThumbDrive , or DVD+RW
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Alarm
Alarm Input
Alarm Detection
Auditory Alert
Motion Detection
Video Loss Detection
Alarm Relay Output
Network Connectivity
Remote Control Software
Access Control
Communication Remote Operation
RS232C
RS485
Dome Control Protocol
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X4, Terminal Block X8, Terminal Block X16, Terminal Block
N.C./N.O., Programmable
Built-in Buzzer
15 X 11 Grid Array,Sensitivity, Trig Level Adjustable
Programmable
X2, Terminal Block, 1.0A/24V (Programmable)
Ethernet RJ-45 connector, 10/100/1000Mbps,
supports DHCP/PPPoE/DDNS
SpecoRemote™
8 Level Password
Monitoring, Playback, Recording, System Setup,
Dome Camera Control
D-sub 9 pin female
Terminal Block
Speco, Pelco P, Pelco D, Fastrax2, AD422, Panasonic_C,
Panasonic_N, DSCP, and JVC
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Appendix B: Preset Record Configuration
1. The following table shows PPS per channel and picture size of normal and event mode
in Full-D1 resolution for DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series models.
Record Mode: Full-D1 mode (NTSC: 720×[email protected]) (PAL: 720×[email protected])
Preset
Normal PPS
Normal Quality Event Max PPS Event Quality Event Active
Configuration
NTSC: 7.5
4CH
PAL: 6.25
NTSC: 3.75
8CH
PAL: 3.125
NTSC: 15
Both
1~8CH
24 KB
24 KB
Best Quality
PAL: 12.5
(Alarm+Motion)
NTSC: 2.75
PAL: 2.12
16CH
9~16CH
NTSC: 1
PAL: 1
NTSC: 7.5
4CH
PAL: 6.25
NTSC: 3.75
8CH
PAL: 3.125
NTSC: 15
1~8CH
16 KB
24 KB
Both
Standard
PAL: 12.5
NTSC: 2.75
PAL: 2.12
16CH
9~16CH
NTSC: 1
PAL: 1
NTSC: 7.5
4CH
PAL: 6.25
NTSC: 3.75
8CH
PAL: 3.125
NTSC: 15
Extended
1~8CH
8 KB
24 KB
Both
PAL: 12.5
Record
NTSC: 2.75
PAL: 2.12
16CH
9~16CH
NTSC: 1
PAL: 1
0 NTSC
NTSC: 30
NA
24 KB
Both
Event Only
( 0 PAL)
PAL: 25
NTSC: 30
Auto
Auto
24 KB
Both
ezRecord
PAL: 25
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2. The following table shows PPS per channel and picture size of normal and event mode
in Half-D1 resolution for DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series models.
Record Mode: Half-D1 mode (NTSC: 720×[email protected]) (PAL: 720×[email protected])
Preset
Normal PPS
Normal Quality Event Max PPS Event Quality Event Active
Configuration
NTSC: 15
4CH
PAL: 12.5
NTSC: 30
Both
NTSC: 7.5
12 KB
12 KB
Best Quality 8CH
PAL: 25
(Alarm+Motion)
PAL: 6.25
NTSC: 3.75
16CH
PAL: 3.125
NTSC: 15
4CH
PAL: 12.5
NTSC: 30
NTSC: 7.5
8 KB
12 KB
Both
Standard
8CH
PAL: 25
PAL: 6.25
NTSC: 3.75
16CH
PAL: 3.125
NTSC: 15
4CH
PAL: 12.5
NTSC: 30
Extended
NTSC: 7.5
4 KB
12 KB
Both
8CH
PAL: 25
Record
PAL: 6.25
NTSC: 3.75
16CH
PAL: 3.125
0 NTSC
NTSC: 30
NA
12 KB
Both
Event Only
( 0 PAL)
PAL: 25
NTSC: 30
Auto
Auto
12 KB
Both
ezRecord
PAL: 25
3. The following table shows PPS per channel and picture size of normal and event mode
in CIF resolution for DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH models.
Record Mode: CIF mode (NTSC: 352×[email protected]) (PAL: 352×[email protected])
Preset
Normal PPS
Normal Quality Event Max PPS Event Quality Event Active
Configuration
NTSC: 30
4CH
PAL: 25
NTSC: 30
Both
NTSC: 15
6 KB
6 KB
Best Quality 8CH
PAL: 25
(Alarm+Motion)
PAL: 12.5
NTSC: 7.5
16CH
PAL: 6.25
NTSC: 30
4CH
PAL: 25
NTSC: 30
NTSC: 15
4 KB
6 KB
Both
Standard
8CH
PAL: 25
PAL: 12.5
NTSC: 7.5
16CH
PAL: 6.25
NTSC: 30
4CH
PAL: 25
NTSC: 30
Extended
NTSC: 15
2 KB
6 KB
Both
8CH
PAL: 25
Record
PAL: 12.5
NTSC: 7.5
16CH
PAL: 6.25
0 NTSC
NTSC: 30
NA
6 KB
Both
Event Only
( 0 PAL)
PAL: 25
NTSC: 30
Auto
Auto
6 KB
Both
ezRecord
PAL: 25
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Appendix C: Record Duration
The record duration relates to recording rate, image quality, HDD capacity, and event
settings. The following tables give sample calculation of record duration according to
different recording rate, image quality, and HDD capacity, excluding consideration of events,
for different models with different recording mode. The recording quality refers to the
Normal Qlty setting of <Per Camera Config> in <Record Setting>, assuming all channel
are set to the same quality at all times.
Per Camera Config
CH1
Weekend
7.5
Mid
30
Best
Both
Cameral Select
Day
7.5
Mid
30
Best
Both
Normal PPS
Normal Qlty
Event Max PPS
Event Qlty
Event Act
Night
7.5
Mid
30
Best
Both
NOTE: Record duration times are based on actual tests and represent average file
sizes. Performance may vary depending on specific installations and use. Audio
recording requires 8 KB per second (or 0.7 GB per day) for data storage.
Please refer to our recording time calculator on the Speco website for other possible
calculations. http://www.Specotech.com Æ Support Æ Tools
Refer to the following tables for some samples of estimated recording duration of different
record modes in H.264 compression.
Record Duration (Days): Full-D1, Global [Day, Night, Weekend] (without Audio)
Recording Rate
Low
Total PPS of all
Channels
NTSC PAL
NTSC
PAL (8 KB) (8 KB)
160 GB Internal Storage
30
25
10.52 12.63
15
12.5 21.04 25.25
7.5
6.25 42.09 50.50
320 GB Internal Storage
30
25
21.56 25.87
15
12.5 43.12 51.75
7.5
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Fair
Mid
High
Best
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
(12 KB) (12 KB) (16 KB) (16 KB) (20 KB) (20 KB) (24 KB) (24 KB)
4.79
9.57
19.15
5.74
11.49
22.98
276
5.52
11.03
3.31
6.62
13.24
1.81
3.62
7.24
2.17
4.34
8.69
1.29
2.58
5.16
1.55
3.09
6.19
9.81
19.62
39.24
11.77
23.55
47.09
5.65
11.31
22.61
6.78
13.57
27.14
3.71
7.42
14.83
4.45
8.90
17.80
2.64
5.28
10.57
3.17
6.34
12.68
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Record Duration (Days): Half-D1, Global [Day, Night, Weekend] (without Audio)
Recording Rate
Low
Total PPS of all
Channels
NTSC PAL
NTSC
PAL (4 KB) (4 KB)
160 GB Internal Storage
60
50
20.56 24.68
30
25
41.13 49.35
15
12.5 82.26 98.71
7.5
6.25 164.52 197.42
320 GB Internal Storage
60
50
42.14 50.57
30
25
84.29 101.14
15
12.5 168.57 202.28
7.5
6.25 337.14 404.57
Recording Quality Mode
Fair
Mid
High
Best
NTSC PAL NTSC PAL NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
(6 KB) (6 KB) (8 KB) (8 KB) (10 KB) (10 KB) (12 KB) (12 KB)
9.24
18.49
36.98
73.96
11.09
22.19
44.38
88.75
5.26
10.52
21.04
42.09
6.31
12.63
25.25
50.50
3.41
6.81
13.63
27.25
4.09
8.18
16.35
32.70
2.39
4.79
9.57
19.15
2.87
5.74
11.49
22.98
18.95
37.89
75.78
151.56
22.73
45.47
90.94
181.87
10.78 12.94
21.56 25.87
43.12 51.75
86.25 103.49
6.98
13.96
27.92
55.85
8.38
16.75
33.51
67.02
4.91
9.81
19.62
39.24
5.89
11.77
23.55
47.09
Record Duration (Days): CIF, Global [Day, Night, Weekend] (without Audio)
Recording Rate
Low
Total PPS of all
Channels
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL (2 KB) (2 KB)
160 GB Internal Storage
120
100
40.67
48.80
60
50
81.33
97.60
30
25
162.67 195.20
15
12.5 325.33 390.40
7.5
6.25 650.67 780.80
320 GB Internal Storage
120
100
83.34 100.01
60
50
166.68 200.01
30
25
333.35 400.02
15
12.5 666.70 800.04
7.5
6.25 1333.41 1600.09
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Fair
Mid
High
Best
NTSC PAL NTSC PAL NTSC PAL NTSC PAL
(3 KB) (3 KB) (4 KB) (4 KB) (5 KB) (5 KB) (6 KB) (6 KB)
18.18
36.35
72.70
145.41
290.82
21.81
43.62
87.25
174.49
348.98
10.28
20.56
41.13
82.26
164.52
12.34
24.68
49.35
98.71
197.42
6.62
13.24
26.47
52.95
105.89
7.94
4.62
15.88 9.24
31.77 18.49
63.53 36.98
127.07 73.96
5.55
11.09
22.19
44.38
88.75
37.25
74.50
148.99
297.99
595.97
44.70
89.40
178.79
357.58
715.17
21.07
42.14
84.29
168.57
337.14
25.29
50.57
101.14
202.28
404.57
13.56
27.13
54.25
108.50
217.00
16.28
32.55
65.10
130.20
260.40
11.37
22.73
45.47
90.94
181.87
9.47
18.95
37.89
75.78
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Appendix D: Dial-up Connections via Modem
A dial-up modem connection allows the user to use the remote software and receive alarm
notice without a direct Internet connection. Following are the steps for establishing the
connection between a DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit and a PC.
Establishing Dial-in Connection
The Dial-in function enables the user to establish dial-up modem communication to and
from the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit for the remote software use. Follow the
description to set up your DVR and PC.
DVR Configuration:
•
Connect a USB modem to the USB socket and connect a working phone line to the
modem.
•
Press MENU and input username and password with appropriate privilege to
access the OSD Main menu. Select <Network Setup> and then <Dial-in Setup> to
set up the Dial-In settings, including Dial-in Account and password, etc.
•
For more information on dial-in settings, see section Dial-in Setup.
PC Configuration:
•
Click <Start>, <My Network Places>, <View Network Connections> and then select
<Create New Connection>. The New Connection Wizard is displayed. Click <Next>
to continue.
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Set up the network connection type. Select <Connect to the Internet> and click
<Next> to continue.
•
Select <Set up my connection manually> and click <Next> to continue.
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Select <Connect using a dial-up modem> to connect to the Internet through a
phone line and a modem. Click <Next> to continue.
•
Type the name of the connection you are creating.
•
Enter the phone number of the modem that is connected to the unit.
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Enter the Username and Password that is set up in the Dial-in Setup menu.
•
Click <Finish> to complete the dial-in connection..
•
Now the dial-in connection is established.
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Establishing Dial-out Connection
The Dial-out function enables the user to establish dial-up modem communication to and
from the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series unit for remote notification use. Follow the
instructions that follow to set up your DVR and PC.
DVR Configuration:
•
Connect a USB modem to the USB port and connect a working phone line to the
modem.
•
Press MENU and input username and password with appropriate privilege to
access the OSD Main menu. Select <Network Setup> and then <Dial-out Setup> to
set up the Dial-out settings.
•
Select the <Email Address> in the Network Setup menu to edit an e-mail address
for alarm notification.
•
Select <Event Setup> in the Main menu and set the Email Notice function to <ON>
(enabled).
•
•
Exit the OSD menu and save the configuration.
For more information on dial-out settings, see section Dial-out Setup.
PC Configuration:
•
Click <Start>, <My Network Places>, <View Network Connections> and then select
<Create New Connection>. The New Connection Wizard is displayed. Click <Next>
to continue.
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Set up the network connection type. Select <Set up an advanced connection> and
then <Accept incoming connections>. Click <Next> to continue.
•
Choose the modem device that will be used by the PC and click <Next>.
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In Incoming VPN Connection menu, choose <Do Not allow virtual private
connections> and click on <Next>.
•
In User Permission menu, select the users that will be using this connection. If
needed, add a new user with the same user password that is set up in the Dial-out
Setup menu in local DVR. When done, click <Next> to continue.
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In Networking Software menu, select <TCP/IP> and click on <Properties>.
•
In TCP/IP address assignment, if the PC has DHCP server, then choose <Assign
TCP/IP addresses automatically using DHCP>, or choose <Specify TCP/IP
addresses> and enter the range of IP addresses that you wish to use. Once done,
click <OK> to confirm then back to Networking Software menu. Click on <Next> to
continue.
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Click <Finish> to complete the process.
•
The Incoming connection is established.
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Appendix E: Verifying Digital Signature
The digital signature aims to authenticate a video file exported from the unit. Follow the
instructions to export video with a digital signature and to verify the digital signature.
To export recorded video with digital signature:
To export recorded video with a digital signature to a USB hard drive or DVD+RW
drive, follow these steps.
• In <Video Export> menu, select copy device, data type, expected channel and
start/end time, or event video clips.
• Set the <Digital Signature> function to <Yes>.
• Start the exporting process by setting <Begin Export> to <Yes>.
Video Export
Select Device
Select Ch:
From
To
Select Events
Data Type
Export Format
Digital Signature
Erase Disc
Begin Export
CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4
2008/03/19 AM 07:50:05
2008/03/28 PM 03:09:18
Normal
DRV
No
No
No
Each recorded video will be exported into four files with different filenames,
including *.gpg, *.drv, *.sig and readme.txt.
To verify the exported recorded video:
Following are the procedures for digital signature verification.
• Start your SpecoRemote™ and click <Play> on the main window tool bar.
• Click <Verify> tab to display the Verify window.
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• Click <Browse> to select the *.gpg, *.drv, *.sig files respectively, which belong
to the exported video you want to authenticate.
• Click <Verify> to start verifying the digital signature.
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• The result of verification shows in the <Status Log> field. It returns a GOOD or
BAD signature result. A GOOD signature indicates the exported clip has not
been altered.
<GOOD> Signature
<BAD> Signature
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Appendix F: Alarm I/O Pin Definition
The tables below list the pin definitions of alarm I/O located on the rear panel of the
DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH
series unit.
DVR-4TH Alarm I/O
Pin
Definition
Pin
Definition
Pin
Definition
1
RS485 D+
8
Normal Close B
15
Reserved
2
RS485 D-
9
Common Node B
16
Reserved
3
Ground
10
Normal Open B
17
Reserved
4
Normal Close A
11
Alarm In 1
18
Reserved
5
Common Node A
12
Alarm In 2
19
Reserved
6
Normal Open A
13
Alarm In 3
20
Reserved
7
Ground
14
Alarm In 4
Definition
Pin
Definition
DVR-8TH Alarm I/O
Pin
Definition
Pin
1
RS485 D+
8
Normal Close B
15
Alarm In 5
2
RS485 D-
9
Common Node B
16
Alarm In 6
3
Ground
10
Normal Open B
17
Alarm In 7
4
Normal Close A
11
Alarm In 1
18
Alarm In 8
5
Common Node A
12
Alarm In 2
19
Reserved
6
Normal Open A
13
Alarm In 3
20
Reserved
7
Ground
14
Alarm In 4
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Pin
Definition
Pin
Definition
Pin
Definition
1
RS485 D+
12
N/A
23
Alarm In 7
2
RS485 D-
13
N/A
24
Alarm In 8
3
Ground
14
N/A
25
Alarm In 9
4
Normal Close A
15
N/A
26
Alarm In 10
5
Common Node A
16
N/A
27
Alarm In 11
6
Normal Open A
17
Alarm In 1
28
Alarm In 12
7
Ground
18
Alarm In 2
29
Alarm In 13
8
Normal Close B
19
Alarm In 3
30
Alarm In 14
9
Common Node B
20
Alarm In 4
31
Alarm In 15
10
Normal Open B
21
Alarm In 5
32
Alarm In 16
11
Ground
22
Alarm In 6
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Appendix G: HDD PC Player Tool Introduction
For some specific reasons, users may need to view the stored data in the HDD on Personal
Computer; this document guides you how to do that step by step.
Using EXT2IFS on Your PC
EXT2IFS, an installed File System Driver, allows you to run a Linux System on Windows
System. If you are a Windows user, then you need to install EXT2IFS to your PC before you
start using SpecoPlayer to see the *drv file . To get the software EXT2IFS, you can visit
http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/ext2ifs.htm and download EXT2IFS. A detailed
description about the software also can be found on the website.
The following steps guide you how to use the EXT2IFS software.
Step 1. Download EXT2IFS to your PC through above website address.
Step 2. Remove the HDD from your DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series and install the removed
HDD into your PC. When done, reboot the PC.
Step 3. Extract and Launch EXT2IFS Setup Wizard.
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Step 4. Click <Step1> sheet, and then choose <Install to System Root> and <Start drive
on boot> options. When done, click <Install Drive> button.
Step 5. Click <Step2b> sheet. Click <Drive> to assign each partition a drive.
Step 6. Click <Step1> sheet, and then choose <Install to System Root> and <Start drive
on boot> options. When done, click <Install Drive> button. After the assignments
are made, click <Save Assignments> button.
Step 7. Click <Step1> sheet, and then choose <Install to System Root> and <Start drive
on boot> options. When done, click <Install Drive> button. Click <Step3> sheet.
Then click <Start Drive> button.
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Step 8. Click <Step1> sheet, and then choose <Install to System Root> and <Start drive
on boot> options. When done, click <Install Drive> button. After last step is done,
reboot the PC for the changes to take effect. The HDD will be added into your
PC’s database after rebooting.
Start Playing the *.drv file
After the HDD being added into your PC’s database , you can now use the SpecoPlayer to
play the *drv file in your HDD. Please referring to the steps below:
Step 1. You can find the SpecoPlayer in the CD that ship with the package, start it and
push the “PLAY” button on the upside of the frame.
Step 2. Click the “Open Device” button (as below picture), then choose the HDD Drive that
you just assigned.
Figure 1: Select the Drive
Step 3. After choosing the HDD Drive , choose the video file that you want to use.
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Step 4. Click the “Playback” to play the video directly or “Export” if you want to save the
*drv file into your PC.
Figure 2: Select the file you want to use
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Appendix H: IR Remote
An IR Remote will be included in the content box and deliver to you with your DVR-4TH/
8TH/ 16TH series unit. The keys on the IR Remote are listed as below figure:
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The keys of the remote control function as the keys of the front panel of the DVR. The only
difference between the remote control and the front panel keys is the “DVR SEL” key. The
DVR Selection key is used to switch control between each DVR.
The remote control can be used to control up to 16 DVRs. To setup the remote control, the
first thing you need to do is to assign a unique DVR Unit ID to each DVR.
Use the front panel of the DVR, and follow this path to change the DVR Unit ID, <Main
Menu> Æ <System Setup> Æ <RS485 Setup> Æ <Unit ID>
Change the DVR Unit ID to any number between 224 and 239, and exit the menu.
After the DVR Unit ID is changed, you will need to setup the “DVR SEL” of the remote
control. Press “DVR SEL”, and then press the Remote Control # immediately to select the
DVR. For example, assuming that you have set the DVR Unit ID to 225, then you should
press “DVR SEL”, and then press “2” immediately. Now, the remote control will only be able
to control the specified DVR. Press “DVR SEL”, and then press the Remote control # to
switch between DVRs.
The ID Table is listed below for your reference.
DVR Unit ID
Remote Control #
DVR Unit ID
Remote Control #
224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
However, if you would like to escape the single DVR control mode, press “DVR SEL”, and
then press “ESC” to do so.
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Appendix I: USB Mouse Operation
Users can use an USB mouse to operate the DVR. To use the USB mouse, please read
through the following descriptions.
Plug in an USB mouse to any USB port of the DVR. Move
the USB mouse, and the cursor should appear. Move the
cursor to the right side of the screen and a Live Panel will
be displayed. The icons on the Live Panel are the same as
the functional keys on the front panel of the DVR.
Clicking the left button functions the same as pressing the
“ENTER” key. Clicking the right button functions the same
as pressing the “ESC” key. The scroll wheel is used to
change values.
For example, if users want to change dome camera ID, enter the OSD setup menu and go
to the following path: <Main Menu> Æ <Camera Setup> Æ <Dome ID>.
Left click on <Dome ID> and scroll the wheel up or down, the ID number will change as the
scroll wheel moves. Stop moving the scroll wheel when the preferred ID number appears,
then left click on the <Dome ID> and the ID number will be changed.
Special Operations
There are two special operations provided when an USB mouse is connected. One is
camera title alignment and the other is motion detection area setup.
Camera Title Alignment
Users are allowed to change the display position of camera
titles of all channels. To change the camera title position of any
single channel, left click on the camera title and drag to any
preferred position. If users want to set all of the camera titles
to the same position that is set for a specific channel, right
click on the specific camera title and select <ALIGH HERE>
from the pull-down menu. The other options allow users to
quickly set all camera titles to the preset positions at once.
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TOP-LEFT
TOP-MIDDLE
TOP-RIGHT
MIDDLE-LEFT
CENTER
MIDDLE-RIGHT
BOTTOM-LEFT
BOTTOM-MIDDLE
BOTTOM-RIGHT
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Motion Detection Area Setup
When users are setting the motion detection area, an USB mouse can help to speedily
complete the setup. Enter the OSD setup menu and go to the following path: <Main Menu>
Æ <Event Setup> Æ <Per Channel Config> Æ <Detection Config> Æ <Detected Area
Setup>. The screen is split into 16x12 grids, where the grids can be selected or deselected
as motion detection area.
Left click once on any grid to select or deselect the specific grid. Moreover, left click and
drag to choose multiple grids, then a pull-down menu will be displayed when the mouse
button is released. Choose <BLOCK SELECT> to set the grids as motion detection area, or
choose <BLOCK DESELECT> to deactivate the grids. Otherwise, choose <CANCEL> to
do nothing.
Right clicking the USB mouse will display a different pull-down menu, which includes:
<Select All>, <Deselect All>, and <Confirm>. Choose <Select All> to set all grids as motion
detection area, or choose <Deselect All> deactivate all grids. When the setup is completed,
choose <Confirm> to save the setting and return to the previous page.
NOTE: This special USB mouse operation is also available to the privacy mask
setup and smart search area setup.
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Appendix K: Connect to External Storage Device
DVR-DS4TST, with the JBOD (Linear) functionality built-in, is a Network Attached Storage
System (NAS) which is specially designed for the DVR-4TH/ 8TH/ 16TH series DVR.
You SHOULD NOT remove DVR’s internal HDD or shut down the DVR-DS4TST while the
connection is working. Below lists situations that may happen and the consequences if you
do so.
1.
Situation: Remove the DVR’s internal HDD while the DVR is currently saving image
data to the DVR-DS4TST.
Disk error happens, and the DVR will not reboot. If you reboot the unit,
Result:
the DVR keeps saving image data to the DVR-DS4TST.
2.
Situation: Remove the DVR’s internal HDD while the DVR is currently saving image
data to the internal HDD.
Disk error happens. The recording stops. After rebooting, the DVR starts
Result:
saving image data to the DVR-DS4TST.
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