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ACTi PCDK-0001 User Manual
PCDK Camera Demo Kit
Product Manual
Ver. 2013/07/03
User Manual
Table of Contents
Precautions............................................................................. 3
Safety Instructions ........................................................................... 4
What is the Camera Demo Kit? ............................................. 5
What’s in the Box? ................................................................. 6
How to Prepare for a Demo? ................................................. 8
Must Have’s ....................................................................................... 8
Optional Items ................................................................................... 8
How to Use the Demo Kit? ..................................................... 9
Step 1: Open the Demo Kit............................................................... 9
Step 2: Mount the Accessories ...................................................... 10
Step 3: Attach the Mount ................................................................ 13
Step 4: Install the Camera .............................................................. 15
Using PMAX-0110 ........................................................................ 15
Using PMAX-0101 ....................................................................... 16
Step 5: Connect the PoE Injector .................................................. 18
Step 6: Configure the Notebook for Demo ................................... 19
Step 7: Do the Demo ....................................................................... 20
Step 8: Repack the Demo Kit ......................................................... 22
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Precautions
Read these instructions
You should read all the safety and operating instructions before using this product.
Heed all warnings
You must adhere to all the warnings on the product and in the instruction manual. Failure to
follow the safety instruction given may directly endanger people, cause damage to the system
or to other equipment.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
Trademarks
All names used in this manual are probably registered trademarks of respective companies.
Liability
Every reasonable care has been taken during the writing of this manual. Please inform your
local office if you find any inaccuracies or omissions. We cannot be held responsible for any
typographical or technical errors and reserve the right to make changes to the product and
manuals without prior notice.
On Warranty
All mounting accessories and the PoE injector in the demo kit have a warranty of one (1) year.
The travel suitcase is not covered under warranty.
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Safety Instructions
Cleaning
Disconnect the built-in power injector in this product from the power supply before cleaning.
Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.
Water and Moisture
Do not store this product near water, for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool and the like.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
Damage Requiring service
Disconnect the built-in power injector from the power supply and the camera immediately and
refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions.
1) When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
2) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the built-in power injector.
3) If the product has been directly exposed to rain or water.
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What is the Camera Demo Kit?
The Camera Demo Kit is a portable heavy duty travel suitcase with built-in demo stand and
related accessories for the purpose of doing a quick and convenient demonstration of the best
features of PTZ, hemispheric or dome cameras.
The Camera Demo Kit makes it possible to simulate both ceiling and wall installations right on
the desk.
Ceiling Mount Installation
Wall Mount Installation
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What’s in the Box?
Travel Suitcase
Gooseneck Mount
Extension Tube
PMAX-0101 Mount Kit
PMAX-0110 Mount Kit
Universal Plug Converter
Ethernet Cable
(Male-to-Male) x 2
Ethernet Cable “Pigtail”
(Male-to-Female) x 3
Key x 6
* (1) cable pre-installed on
the PoE injector
Mount Base
* Comes built-in in the demo
kit base
* (1) cable pre-installed on
the Gooseneck
* (1) cable pre-installed on
the PoE injector
PoE Injector
* Comes built-in in with the
mount base
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Power Cord
* Comes pre-installed on the
PoE injector
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Screw Pack x 6
For Mount Kit
For Extension Tube
For Use with PMAX-0110
For Use with PMAX-0101
For Use with PMAX-0101
For Use with PMAX-0101
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How to Prepare for a Demo?
The Camera Demo Kit contains the mounting accessories that you need to simulate a ceiling
and wall installation. However, you also need to prepare other equipment and tools to make
your demo more efficient.
Must Have’s
Below is a list of the equipment and tools that you need to bring or install when doing a demo:

Demo Camera (can be stored inside the demo kit)

Notebook computer

Screwdriver

Projector or Big-screen Monitor (if necessary)

Camera Demo Tool (must be downloaded and installed on your notebook)
The Camera Demo Tool is a Window based program to help you demo new products
more quickly and easily. Download Camera Demo Tool v1.5.04.13 from our website:
http://www.acti.com/product/detail/Video_Management_System/ACTi_Utility_Suite.
NOTE: The Camera Demo Tool uses the ActiveX control components that are
different from the ACTi NVR v2.x versions, hence, make sure the notebook does not
have any ACTi NVR software installed.
Optional Items
Camera placement is very important to project the best video output quality. That is why you
need to consider the distance between the demo site and the notebook placement or the
power outlet. For example, if the camera will be installed overlooking a window or outdoors on
the balcony and the notebook will be operated inside the building meeting room. It will be
practical to have the following tools on hand:

Long-length Ethernet cable

Power Extension Cord
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How to Use the Demo Kit?
Step 1: Open the Demo Kit
1. Place the demo kit on an even surface.
2. Release the six (6) latches surrounding the demo kit.
3. Lift to remove the cover.
Space for Camera
NOTE: Use the space for camera to place your camera inside the demo kit for easy
transport. The camera is not included upon purchase of the demo kit.
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Step 2: Mount the Accessories
1. Insert the pre-installed Ethernet cable through the extension tube.
2. Align the tab inside the extension tube to the base slot and install the tube to the base.
3. Twist the extension tube to secure it to the base.
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4. Prepare the gooseneck with the pre-installed Ethernet cable “pigtail” inside. Connect the
Ethernet connector from inside the tube to the female connector of the “pigtail” of the
Gooseneck.
5. Insert the “pigtail” inside the tube, and then align the slot of the Gooseneck to the tab
inside the tube and install the Gooseneck to the tube.
6. Twist the Gooseneck to align the screw holes and attach the three (3) mounting screws
(included in the package).
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7. Determine the type of installation to demonstrate:

For a wall installation demo, retain the Gooseneck position facing upward.
Applicable for all hemispheric and dome cameras. See sample below.

For a ceiling installation demo, loosen the two (2) screws and turn the
Gooseneck position facing down. Applicable for PTZ, hemispheric, and dome
cameras.
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Step 3: Attach the Mount
Two mount kits are included in the package:

PMAX-0110: Use this mount to demonstrate the PTZ (KCM-8111) camera model
with a ceiling installation.

PMAX-0101: Use this mount to demonstrate all hemispheric and dome camera
models. Can be used for both ceiling and wall mount installation.
Follow the procedures below to install either one of the mount kits.
1. Insert the Ethernet cable from the Gooseneck to the mount kit
2. Align the slot of the mount kit to the tab inside the Gooseneck and install the mount kit.
3. Twist the mount kit to align the screw holes and attach the two (2) mounting screws
(included in the package).
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4. Route the Ethernet cable to pass through the mount through the path or hole marked
below.
PMAX-0110
PMAX-0101
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Step 4: Install the Camera
The demo kit is designed for use with PTZ, hemispheric, and dome cameras. Camera models
include: KCM-8111, KCM-3911, KCM-7911, KCM-7111, KCM-7311, D5x, E5x, D6x, E6x, D7x,
E7x, D8x, and E8x series.
Using PMAX-0110
Use the PMAX-0110 mount to demo KCM-8111.
1. Align and insert the camera base hooks to the mounting holes.
2. Slide the camera counter-clockwise to secure the hooks to the mount. Attach three (3)
screws (included in the package) to secure the camera to the mount.
3. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of the camera.
NOTE: Try to push the Ethernet cable further into the mount to leave as few exposed cable
as possible for a more presentable view.
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Using PMAX-0101
Use PMAX-0101 to demo hemispheric and dome cameras.
1. Align the camera screw holes to the corresponding mounting holes and attach the screws
(included in the package).
NOTE: The corresponding mounting holes and screws vary depending on camera model.
3” Dome Cameras
4” Dome Cameras
Hemispheric Cameras
D5x, E5x
D6x, E6x, D7x, E7x, D8x,
KCM-3911, KCM-7911
E8x, KCM-7111, KCM-7311
The following illustrations show the KCM-3911 camera model.
2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of the camera.
NOTE: Try to push the Ethernet cable further into the mount.
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3. Attach the camera cover ring to complete the installation.
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Step 5: Connect the PoE Injector
Connect the pre-installed “pigtail” of the PoE injector to your notebook using the bundled
Ethernet cable, and the power cord to a power outlet.
Connects to computer by
bundled Ethernet cable
Connects to
power outlet
NOTE:

The length of the bundled Ethernet cable is of standard size. If the distance of the
demo site and notebook placement is far, use a longer-length cable (not included
in the demo kit).

Use the bundled universal plug converter for countries with different power
sockets.

Use a power extension cord (not included in the demo kit) if the power outlet is
far from the demo site.
The final installation would look similar to the picture below.
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Step 6: Configure the Notebook for Demo
In order to view the video image on the screen on your notebook, you need to manually
configure the IP address of the notebook to match the network segment of the camera. Take
note that the camera has the following default settings:
IP Address: 192.168.0.100
Port Num.: 80
In this case, you may configure the notebook with the following settings:
IP Address: 192.168.0.99
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
To do this, follow the steps below. The following example is based on the Windows 7 operating
system.
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Step 7: Do the Demo
Now, you are ready to do the demonstration.
NOTE:

Before you proceed, make sure you have installed the Camera Demo Tool in your
notebook. Otherwise, download the tool from:
http://www.acti.com/product/detail/Video_Management_System/ACTi_Utility_Suite

The Camera Demo Tool uses the ActiveX control components that are different from
the ACTi NVR v2.x versions, hence, make sure the notebook does not have any ACTi
NVR v2.x software installed.
1. Open Camera Demo Tool.
2. When running this tool for the first time, select a PC configuration that is more similar to
your notebook configuration.
Options are:

Preset Configuration for Intel Core i3 or lower: The video settings, such as
Encoder Type, Resolution, Bit rate, and FPS, will be pre-selected.

Preset Configuration for Intel Core i5 or above: The video settings, such as
Encoder Type, Resolution, Bit rate, and FPS, will be pre-selected.

Customization: Select this option if your notebook does not fall under the above
two options or you would like to adjust certain properties for a special need. Note
that the pre-selected video streaming properties are based on higher computer
standard; hence you must tailor the settings to fit your system condition and
achieve good video quality for demo.
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Since the camera uses the default IP settings, the Camera Demo Tool automatically gets the
live view of the connected camera.
3. Demonstrate the functions of the camera.
For more information, please refer to the Camera Demo Tool User Manual (download
from http://www.acti.com/product/detail/Video_Management_System/ACTi_Utility_Suite).
NOTE: For more tips on making an effective demo, refer to the Knowledge Base article
Camera Demo Guide downloadable from the website:
http://www.acti.com/support/KnowledgeBase/outside/detail.asp?KB_ID=KB20120216001
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Step 8: Repack the Demo Kit
1. Once the demo is finished, remove the camera and all the accessories.
2. Place the camera and all accessories back in the demo kit.
3. Attach the cover and secure the side latches.
4. Use the bundled key to lock each latch to prevent from accidentally opening the demo kit.
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