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ACTi GNR-410 Quick Installation Guide
Quick Installation Guide
GNR-410
64-Channel 8-Bay Rackmount Standalone NVR
V2017.02.15
BEFORE YOU START
Thank you for purchasing ACTi Standalone Network Video Recorder. This guide
contains all the information you need to quickly set up ACTi GNR server system via
local interface.
For detailed instructions on installation, operation and how to log in to GNR as a
web client, please refer to the product manuals provided on ACTi corporate website.
The items below are prerequisite for installation:
• Network cameras
• Network cables
• Network switch
• Monitor (with VGA or HDMI cable)
• USB or PS/2 mouse
• At least one ACTi-certified 3.5-inch SATA hard disk
Find the certified disk models at http://www.acti.com/hddselector
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HARDWARE INSTALLATION
UNPACK
This package contains:
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GNR x 1
HDD Tray Keys Pack x 1
Disk Screws Pack x 1
Front Cover x 1
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Power Cord x 1
Universal Converter x 1
Warranty Card x 1
Quick Installation Guide x 1
AT A GLANCE
Front Panel
Power Status LED Indicator
USB Ports x 2
Power Button
Storage Disk Bays x 8
Rear Panel
AC Power Connector
LAN1 Port
Serial Port
Power Switch
VGA Port
Display Port
Display Port /
HDMI Port
Audio Line In
LAN2 Port
Audio Out
USB Ports x 4
eSATA Port
Audio Mic In
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RACKMOUNT THE UNIT
This unit is designed to be mounted on a standard server rack, which occupies 2U
(3.5″) of vertical space.
1. Allow a minimum of 5 cm clearance at the front
and the rear for front-to-back airflow of the unit.
2. Prepare a rack shelf rated for the unit’s weight
or purchase the rail kit from ACTi, and install
that to support the entire unit.
3. Secure the unit onto the rack.
GNR Sliding Rail Kit
HARD DISK INSTALLATION
Make sure this unit is turned off, and insert the hard disks into the disk bays
following the sequence of tray numbers.
REMOVE THE TRAY
MOUNT THE DISK
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Slide the lock tab aside,
and the hinge tab will
pop out by itself.
Hold the tab lever and
pull out the tray.
Loosen the two screws
on the tray to remove the
dummy disk. Secure the
hard disk on the tray with
the provided disk screws.
Make sure the disk
connector faces towards
the SATA contacts inside
the unit.
INSTALL THE TRAY
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Step 4
Step 5
Place your thumb on the
lock to push the tray into
position in the chassis.
Press the hinge tab until
it clicks into place.
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CONNECT THE DEVICES
The example below displays a network consisting of only GNR, network cameras
and required peripherals. Please remember to enable the DHCP service on your
router for GNR to obtain an IP address automatically.
Note
To assign a static IP address to GNR, enter
Windows and configure the network
settings in Network and Sharing Center.
Switch
Cameras
Power Source
eSATA Storage
Monitor
USB Devices
ATTACH THE FRONT COVER
After you finish configuring GNR system, remember to lock the disk trays using the
provided keys and attach the front cover to the unit’s front panel.
Step 1
Step 2
Align the left end hooks Press the latch and push the right end towards
to the holes on the unit’s the unit’s right handle
until it clicks into place.
Without Front Cover
left handle.
With Front Cover
START-UP
1. On the unit’s rear panel, press down the Power Switch
to the side with “ l ” mark.
2. On the unit’s front panel, press down Power Button to turn on the unit.
3. As this unit starts up, you will enter Windows logon screen, and input the
password “123456“ to log in as administrator.
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SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION
CREATE DISK VOLUMES
Use Windows Disk Management to create disk volumes so that GNR can access
the available storage space.
1. In Windows Search Box, search and enter “computer management”.
2. Select “Disk Management”, right-click on a disk title and select “Initialize
Disk”, choose “GPT” as the partition style and click on“OK”.
3. Right-click on the initialized disk and select the volume type to make a new
volume.
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4. On New Volume Wizard window, make sure you assign the desired drive letter
and give a proper label name to this volume.
5. After the volume is created, it is shown on volume list and is ready for
recording.
Note
To make a Striped volume, a Mirrored volume or a RAID-5 volume, it is recommended to select
disks of the same model and capacity.
Note
For detailed instructions on choosing the RAID types and troubleshooting hard disk issues,
please refer to System Administrator’s manual provided on ACTi Download Center at
http://www.acti.com/downloadcenter
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LOG IN
On Windows Destop, double-click on
to enter NVR interface. Input the default
account and password to log in.
Account: admin
Password: 123456
“123456” is the default password of NVR system
administrator’s user account. For security
reasons, please remember to change it.
CREATE USERS
On NVR screen, click Setup button to enter Setup page and then Users tab.
1. Select “User Groups”, click “Add” to start adding a new user group.
2. Input group ID and click “Apply”.
3. Click on the title bar of Users panel, click “Add” to start adding a new user.
4. Input user’s Account, Password, Email address and select its User Group, and
then click “Apply”.
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SELECT STORAGE DRIVES
1. Go to Setup page and then Storage tab.
2. On Disk Drive
List, de-select C
Drive, and select
other
storage
drives.
3. Click “Apply“.
ADD CAMERAS
1. Go to Setup page and then Devices tab.
2. Click “Add”.
3. Choose a search
method based
on your network
environment
and the brand of
the camera.
Search Cameras
Add Camera Manually
Use “Search Cameras” to autosearch the network for ACTi cameras,
or “Search ONVIF Cameras” for
ONVIF-compliant cameras of any brand.
After selecting your desired cameras,
click “Apply”.
If you are adding a camera located in
another network, use “Add Camera
Manually”. Fill in Media Type, IP
Address, HTTP Port, Protocol, Account
and Password. Finally, click “Get Device
Settings” and then “Apply”.
To find ONVIF-compliant
cameras, input the correct
account and passowrd first,
and then click
to start
searching.
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CONFIGURE CAMERA SETTINGS
1. Go to Setup page and then Devices tab. Choose the camera from Camera List.
2. Select Basic, Video, PTZ, or Preset Tour tab to configure related settings.
3. Cllick “Apply“
to save the
settings.
SET RECORDING SCHEDULE
NVR will automatically start full-time recording for a newly added camera. You can
modify the recording schedule to suit your needs.
1. Go to Setup page and then Schedule tab. Select the camera from Camera List.
2. Choose a recording mode:
or
Schedule Recording: Records video continuously during the scheduled session.
Event Recording: Records video based on specific triggers like when a motion is
deteced by the camera.
3. Drag on the time table to define the time session.
4. Click “Apply“.
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CUSTOMIZE VIEWS
1. Go to Live View page. On top of the screen, click
a new layout, then click
to enter edit mode.
on view tool bar to create
2. Select a layout style.
3. To add a camera view, pull a camera from Camera List to a channel. To add a map
view, select a channel and click
, upload the map, drag the lower right corner
to adjust channel size.
4. On view tool bar, click
to save this view.
5. You can set this view as default view by clicking on
View Tool Bar
Layout styles
Add new view
Edit view
.
Set as default view
Save view
VALIDATION
To check live streaming of all channels, go to Live View page, double-click on
on Camera List.
To check recording, go to Playback page, and then select (double-click) a
view from View List or a camera from Camera List. Drag on the time bar to
see the recorded video.
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Due to continuous product improvements, some contents may have
changed from the time this documentation was printed. You can download
the latest user documentation, which shall prevail over the printed version
provided in the package, from http://www.acti.com/downloadcenter.
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