Brigade MDR-504XX-XXXX (Various) User manual

Brigade MDR-504XX-XXXX (Various) User manual
Mobile Digital Recorder
MDR-504XX-XXXX
MDR-508XX-XXXX
Installation and Operation Guide
Please refer to www.brigade-electronics.com for the latest version of this manual
Installation Guide 5145B
Table of Contents
1 Introduction to MDR 500 Series Technology
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1.1 Product Features
4
Differences between MDR-504XX-XXXX and MDR508XX-XXXX
4
Common to MDR-504XX-XXXX and MDR-508XXXXXX
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2 Kit Contents
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2.1 MDR-504XX-XXXX and MDR-508XX-XXXX Kits
4
MDR-504XX-XXXX
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MDR-508XX-XXXX
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Common for MDR-504XX-XXXX and MDR-508XXXXXX
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2.2 Optional Accessories
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Remote Status & Interface Panel
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External G-Sensor
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SD Cards
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Fireproof Box with 32GB SD Card
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3 Hardware Installation
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3.1 Front View
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MDR-504xx-xxxx Front View
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MDR-508XX-XXXX Front View
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3.2 Rear View
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MDR-504XX-XXXX Rear View
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MDR-508XX-XXXX Rear View
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3.3 Mobile Caddy Unit (MCU Contains HDD)
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MDR-500-XXXX MCU
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3.4 USB Mouse / Remote Control (Optional)
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3.5 MDR-504XX-XXXX Connection Diagram
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3.6 MDR-508XX-XXXX Connection Diagram
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3.7 Mobile Caddy Unit Removal
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MDR-504XX-XXXX MCU Removal
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MDR-508XX-XXXX MCU Removal
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3.8 SD Card Removal
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MDR-504XX-XXXX SD Card Removal
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MDR-508XX-XXXX SD Card Removal
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3.9 SIM Card Installation
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MDR-504XX-XXXX SIM card Installation
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MDR-508XX-XXXX SIM card Installation/Expansion
Module Upgrade
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3.10 Antennae Installation
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GPS antenna Installation (Included)
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Wi-Fi antenna (Depending on Model)
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Mobile Network antenna (Depending on Model) 14
4 MDR On-Screen Display (OSD)
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4.1 Quick Menu
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4.2 Login
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4.3 Logout
5 Record Search
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6 Log Search
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7 Setup
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7.1 Basic Setup
Register Information
Time Setup
Power
User Setup
Network
Application
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7.2 Surveillance
Live View
Record
IP Camera Setup
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7.3 Events
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General
Snapshots
7.4 Alarms
General
Video
Advanced
7.5 Maintenance
Configuration
Metadata
Upgrade
Storage
Reset
Hardware
8 System Information
8.1 Version Information
8.2 Modules
Mobile Network
Wi-Fi
GPS
8.3 Server Status
8.4 Environment
8.5 Storage
8.6 History
9 MDR-Dashboard 5.0
9.1 PC System Requirements
9.2 Retrieving HDD Data (Quick Guide)
9.3 Installing MDR-Dashboard 5.0
9.4 Connecting the MCU to the PC
Pre-Connection Procedure (Preferred)
MCU Connection Procedure (Required)
Connection Confirmation
9.5 Loading from HDD/SD
9.6 MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Local Mode
Channel Info
Events and Graphs
Frame Information
Sensor Status
Map Tracking
9.7 Loading from a USB flash drive or Folder
9.8 Reading Data
9.9 Exporting Videos
9.10 Saving Snapshots
9.11 User and System settings
10 MDR-Player 5.0
10.1 Exported MDR-Player 5.0
10.2 Setting up MDR-Player 5.0
10.3 Basic Operations
11 Advanced Ethernet Configurations
11.1 Ethernet Setup
11.2 Ethernet Operation
11.3 Ethernet Maintenance
11.4 Ethernet Log
11.5 Ethernet Configuration
12 On-screen Display Map
12.1 Rec Search
Rec Search
12.2 SYSTEM INFO
Version Info
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Modules
Server Status
Environment
Storage
History
12.3 LOG SEARCH
12.4 SETUP
Basic Setup
Surveillance
Events
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Alarms
Maintenance
12.5 LOGOUT `
Logout Prompt
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13 Help Button
14 Mounting Dimensions
14.1 MDR-504xx-xxxx
14.2 MDR-508xx-xxxx
15 Appendices
15.1 Video Quality Table
15.2 Normal / Alarm Recording Parameters
15.3 Sub-Stream Recording Parameters
15.4 User Log Description
15.5 Software Compatibility Matrix
15.6 MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Silent Installation
15.7 MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Additional PowerShell Switches
15.8 Events Table
16 Testing and Maintenance
16.1 Operator Instructions
16.2 Maintenance and Testing
17 General Antennae Guidelines
18 Troubleshooting
18.1 MDR Unit
18.2 MDR Fireproof Box
19 Specifications
20 EU Declaration of Conformity
21 Glossary
22 Disclaimer
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1
Introduction to MDR 500 Series Technology
Brigade’s MDR-508XX-XXXX and MDR-504XX-XXXX are advanced Mobile Digital Recorders (MDRs) designed to record and playback 8 or 4
channels. The system uses Analog High Definition (AHD), Phase Alternating Line (PAL) or National Television System Committee (NTSC)
television systems. The resolution can be CIF, WCIF, HD1, WHD1, D1, WD1 or AHD. Information related to recording parameters, alarms and
trigger status can be recorded along with speed, location and G-Force data. In addition, data related to the unit itself such as voltage and
temperature are recorded and plotted graphically in MDR Software (MDR-Dashboard 5.0 and MDR-Player 5.0). This information is called
metadata.
Recordings can be searched, viewed and exported (clipped and saved locally) using MDR-Dashboard 5.0 software. This allows users to access
all the vehicle’s travel information, including route tracking. Recordings can be easily exported in three different ways: as a simple audio/video
AVI file playable by consumer media players; as native proprietary format clips or as a password protected .exe file with an embedded MDRPlayer 5.0.
The main storage unit is a large capacity Hard Disk Drive (HDD). The secondary storage is an internal SD (Secure Digital) card for sub-stream,
HDD mirror (simultaneous) or alarm recording. The SD card stores video data and frame information only in chosen image resolution and frame
rate. This is useful in extreme scenarios where the primary storage media reaches its limitations (e.g. an HDD write error during a collision).
Mobile network and Wi-Fi settings found in this manual relate to wireless products as described below. These features can be attained by
upgrading the MDR 500 Series units. 8 channel models allow users to modularly upgrade. These units can be upgraded by various expansion
modules. 4 channel units do not have a modular design to allow for mobile network/Wi-Fi upgrades.
To complete firmware upgrades, configuration imports/exports and video exports a bus-powered hub (minimum 2 ports) is required.
It is imperative that Brigade MDRs are fitted and commissioned by competent and trained technicians. The installers are responsible for the
correct setup of the overall system and must adhere to relevant regulations and legislation.
Table 1: Description of MDR 500 Series Models:
#
MODEL
NUMBER OF CHANNELS
MDR-504GW-500
4
(1)
HDD CAPACITY
500GB
SD CAPACITY
32GB
GPS
✓
MOB. NET
✓
✓
(2)
MDR-504G-500
4
500GB
32GB
✓
(3)
MDR-504W-500
4
500GB
32GB
✓
(4)
MDR-504-500
4
500GB
32GB
✓
(5)
MDR-504GW-1000
4
1000GB
32GB
✓
✓
(6)
MDR-504G-1000
4
1000GB
32GB
✓
✓
(7)
MDR-504W-1000
4
1000GB
32GB
✓
(8)
MDR-504-1000
4
1000GB
32GB
✓
(9)
MDR-504GW-2000
4
2000GB
32GB
✓
✓
(10)
MDR-504G-2000
4
2000GB
32GB
✓
✓
(11)
MDR-504W-2000
4
2000GB
32GB
✓
(12)
MDR-504-2000
4
2000GB
32GB
✓
(13)
MDR-504GW-500(NA)
4
500GB
32GB
✓
✓
(14)
MDR-504G-500(NA)
4
500GB
32GB
✓
✓
(15)
MDR-504GW-1000(NA)
4
1000GB
32GB
✓
✓
(16)
MDR-504G-1000(NA)
4
1000GB
32GB
✓
✓
(17)
MDR-504GW-2000(NA)
4
2000GB
32GB
✓
✓
(18)
MDR-504G-2000(NA)
4
2000GB
32GB
✓
✓
(19)
MDR-508GW-1000
8
1000GB
64GB
✓
✓
(20)
MDR-508G-1000
8
1000GB
64GB
✓
✓
(21)
MDR-508W-1000
8
1000GB
64GB
✓
(22)
MDR-508-1000
8
1000GB
64GB
✓
(23)
MDR-508GW-2000
8
2000GB
64GB
✓
✓
(24)
MDR-508G-2000
8
2000GB
64GB
✓
✓
(25)
MDR-508W-2000
8
2000GB
64GB
✓
(26)
MDR-508-2000
8
2000GB
64GB
✓
(27)
MDR-508GW-1000(NA)
8
1000GB
64GB
✓
✓
(28)
MDR-508G-1000(NA)
8
1000GB
64GB
✓
✓
✓
✓
(29)
MDR-508GW-2000(NA)
8
2000GB
64GB
✓
(30)
MDR-508G-2000(NA)
8
2000GB
64GB
✓
WI-FI
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Warning: Prior to attempting the system setup, please ensure the MDR 500 Series Installation & Operation Guide is thoroughly read
and understood. Brigade will not be responsible for any failures due to incorrect installation or operation.
Ensure your anti-virus software has exclusions in place to allow the MDR software package to function properly.
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1.1
Product Features
Differences between MDR-504XX-XXXX and MDR-508XX-XXXX
MDR-504XX-XXXX
500GB / 1TB / 2TB (2TB maximum) 2.5” HDD with anti-vibration
mounting
Industrial grade 32GB (256GB maximum) internal SD card for
mirror, sub-stream and alarm recording
Simultaneous 4 channel recording up to FULL HD @25fps (PAL)
/ @30fps (NTSC) each
4x Select video connectors typical to camera inputs with audio
Weight: 2.2Kg
MDR-508XX-XXXX
1TB / 2TB (2TB maximum) 2.5” HDD with anti-vibration
mounting
Industrial grade 64GB (256GB maximum) internal SD card for
mirror, sub-stream and alarm recording
Simultaneous 8 channel recording up to HD @25fps (PAL) /
@30fps (NTSC) each or 8 channels at FULL HD @12fps (PAL) /
@15fps (NTSC)
8x Select video connectors typical to camera inputs with audio
Weight: 2.75Kg
Common to MDR-504XX-XXXX and MDR-508XX-XXXX
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2.1
Internal anti-vibration mount for the HDD
Embedded super-capacitor for finalisation of recording after unexpected power interruption (up to 10 seconds)
Individual channel configurations for recording resolution, frame rate and quality
Anti-tampering feature – using digital code
Display split 1/4/9 channels
2x EIA/TIA 485 (RS485) for optional External G-Sensor and Remote Status & Interface Panel
Operation log files for troubleshooting
Built-in G-Sensor
Built-in Audible Buzzer
GPS for location monitoring and tracking with external antenna
I/O: 8x trigger input (trigger voltage 9V which can be set to trigger at low/high); 2x trigger output (12V max. 200mA)
USB-B (3.0) interface on the Mobile Caddy Unit (MCU) for displaying video recordings on a Windows™ operating system using MDRDashboard 5.0
USB-A (2.0) interface on the Docking Station (DS) for downloads, upgrades and configurations onto a USB flash drive (flash memory
only, maximum 16GB)
Pre-alarm recording 1-60 minutes and Post-alarm recording 0-1800 seconds. (0 to 30 minutes)
Video quality selectable at 8 different levels for recording
Video/Audio compression H.264/ADPCM
Normal, Alarm or Timer recording modes
Alarm recordings configurable for trigger, speed, G-Force, video loss, motion detection, blind detection, panic button, geo-fencing and
HDD errors
Low voltage protection with configurable shut-down delay and minimum restart voltage
Ethernet 10/100 or 10/100/1000 RJ45 port for configuration, live view, playback and video download
Mouse for configuration and recording/event search
Shut-down delay configurable from 0 seconds to 24 hours
12V Output max 1A load
8.5-36V Power Input
Operating temperature and humidity: -40˚C to +70˚C and 10% to 90%
MCU swappable between different models. Note: if an MCU having 8 channels records will only be able to playback first 6 channels
after install in an MDR-504xx model. If want to view all channels records, please use an MDR-508xx or MDR-Dashboard 5.0 to
playback. No need to format when swapping, all MDR models are sharing the same file system. The recording will immediate start after
install an MCU into the MDR docking station.
Kit Contents
MDR-504XX-XXXX and MDR-508XX-XXXX Kits
MDR-504XX-XXXX
MDR 500 Series 4 Channel Control Unit with 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB HDD, GPS, 4G, Wi-Fi & 32GB SD Card (Depending on model)
MDR-504XX-XXXX-CU
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MDR-508XX-XXXX
MDR 500 Series 8 Channel Control Unit with 1 TB / 2 TB HDD, GPS, 4G, Wi-Fi & 64GB SD Card (Depending on model)
MDR-508XX-XXXX-CU
Common for MDR-504XX-XXXX and MDR-508XX-XXXX
MDR GPS Antenna
MDR-ANT-GPS-01
MDR Mobile Network Antenna
MDR-ANT-MOB-01
(Depending on model)
MDR Wi-Fi Antenna
MDR-ANT-Wi-Fi-01
(Depending on model)
MDR Input / Output Cable
MDR-IO-01
MDR Power Cable
MDR-PWR-01
MDR USB A to B Cable (USB 3.0)
MDR-USB-B-02
MDR Mouse
MDR-MOUSE-01
MDR Brackets
MDR-BKT-01
MDR Installation CD
MDR-500-CD
MDR 500 Series Installation and
Operation Guide
MDR-500-IG
7x MDR Bracket Fixing Screws
MDR-BKT-FIX-01
MDR Security Key
MDR-KEY-01
2.2
Optional Accessories
Remote Status & Interface Panel
MDR Remote Status & Interface Panel
MDR-RP-01-P
MDR 6m Cable for Remote Status & Interface Panel
MDR-06RPC
External G-Sensor
MDR External G-Sensor (Non-IP rated)
MDR-GS-02-G
MDR 2m External G-Sensor Cable
MDR-02GSC-02
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Note:
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The internal or external G-sensor needs to be calibrated before use.
SD Cards
32GB Industrial Grade SD Card Class 10
SD-32GB-IND
64GB Industrial Grade SD Card Class 10
SD-64GB-IND
Fireproof Box with 32GB SD Card
MDR Fireproof Box with 32GB SD Card
MDR-400-FPB-32
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Hardware Installation
Warning
• Connecting any input or output wires to high voltages may damage the product. Brigade will not be responsible for any
damage caused due to negligence.
3.1
Front View
MDR-504xx-xxxx Front View
Mobile Caddy
Unit Handle
Thumb screws
to release MCU
Mobile Caddy
Unit
Docking
Station
Mobile Caddy Unit
Lock and Power Switch
Infrared
Receiver
LEDs
USB Port Type A
MDR-504XX-XXXX Front View Figure 1
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Heater - Yellow LED
ON: HDD Heater is on
OFF: HDD Heater is off
Power – Blue LED
ON: Power on or sleep mode
OFF: Power off
HDD - Blue LED
ON: HDD detected
Flashing: HDD is reading or writing
OFF: HDD is not detected
SD - Green LED
ON: SD card detected
Flashing: SD card is reading or writing
OFF: SD card is not detected
Network - Green LED
(MDRs with mobile network and/or Wi-Fi functions)
ON: Mobile network / Wi-Fi module detected
Flashing: Centre Server is connected (Data transmission to
the Server)
OFF: Mobile network / Wi-Fi module is not detected
Error - Yellow LED
ON: HDD/INTERNAL SD not formatted; HDD/INT SD not
installed; HDD/INTERNAL SD been damaged
OFF: MDR working normally
Recording – Green LED
Flashing: HDD recording
OFF: HDD not recording
MDR-508XX-XXXX Front View
GPS – Green LED
ON: GPS module is detected
Flashing: GPS module transmitting data
OFF: GPS module is not detected
Alarm – Red LED
ON: When an alarm is triggered, lasts for
entire alarm duration
OFF: Alarms not triggered or only events
have been triggered
Video Loss – Red LED
ON: When a video loss occurs on an
enabled channel
OFF: All enabled channels have a video
signal
Thumb screws to
release MCU
Mobile Caddy
Unit Handle
SD Card and
SIM Card Slot
Mobile Caddy
Unit
Mobile
Caddy Unit
Lock and
Power
Switch
Docking
Station
Infrared Receiver
LEDs
USB Port Type A
MDR-508XX-XXXX Front View Figure 2
3.2
Rear View
MDR-504XX-XXXX Rear View
GPS Connector
(Mobile network
and Wi-Fi
depending on
model)
4 Channel SELECT
Type Camera
Connectors
Not Used
Fireproof Box
Connector
Input / Output
Cable Connector
Ethernet Cable
Connector
Power Cable
Connector
MDR-504XX-XXXX Rear View Figure 3
Rear Panel:
Mobile Network Antenna Connector
Fireproof Box Connector
Wi-Fi Antenna Connector
Ethernet Connector
GPS Antenna Connector
Input / Output Cable Connector
Power Cable Connector
Camera 1 Connector
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MDR-508XX-XXXX Rear View
GPS
Connector
(Mobile
network
and Wi-Fi
depending
on model)
8 Channel
SELECT
Type
Camera
Connectors
Not Used
Power Cable
Connector
Ethernet Port
Fireproof Box
Connector
Input / Output
Cable Connector
MDR-508XX-XXXX Rear View Figure 4
3.3
Mobile Caddy Unit (MCU Contains HDD)
MDR-500-XXXX MCU
Connector to Docking Station
USB-B 3.0 PC Connection
MDR-500-XXXX-MCU Figure 5
3.4
USB Mouse / Remote Control (Optional)
Scroll Wheel / Third Mouse Button
Right Mouse Button
MDR-MOUSE-01 Figure 6
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Power – No Function
Number Keypad
Used for either entering numerical
values or to trigger individual camera
views.
Button 0 is used to either enter
numerical value or to trigger split
views in the following order: CH.1-4;
CH. 5-8 and CH. 1-8
Navigation buttons are used browsing
the OSD.Left Mouse Button
Setup is used for accessing the OSD.
If security is enabled it requires
password.
Record/STOP – No Function
MDR-RC-01 Figure 7
Note: Remote control buttons that are not described in MDR-RC-01 Figure 7 have no function with the MDR-504XX-XXXX and MDR-508XXXXXX.
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3.5
MDR-504XX-XXXX Connection Diagram
MDR-504XX-XXXX Connection Diagram Figure 8
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3.6
MDR-508XX-XXXX Connection Diagram
MDR-508XX-XXXX Connection Diagram Figure 9
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3.7
Mobile Caddy Unit Removal
Warning: Follow the removal steps shown below. Failure to do so over a prolonged period may damage the HDD. Ensure that the PWR
LED indicates the MDR is OFF prior to removal. No need to format HDD/SD card after swapping, all MDR models are sharing
the same file system, previous records will be kept safely in the storage medium.
MDR-504XX-XXXX MCU Removal
Step 1
Unlock the MCU using the key
Step 2
Confirm that the
PWR LED is OFF
Step 3
Completely undo the two thumb
screws (anti-clockwise)
Step 4
Gently pull the MCU by holding the front
handle
Note: If space is limited, the MCU can be
removed in an upright direction
MCU Removal for MDR-504XX-XXXX Figure 10
MDR-508XX-XXXX MCU Removal
Step 1
Unlock the MCU using the
key
Step 2
Confirm that
the PWR LED
is OFF
Step 3
Completely undo the two
thumb screws (anti-clockwise)
Step 4
Gently pull the MDR-500-XXXX-MCU by
holding the front handle
Note: If space is limited, the MCU can be
removed in an upright direction
MCU Removal for MDR-508XX-XXXX Figure 11
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3.8
SD Card Removal
Note: To remove an SD card from an MDR, the MCU needs to be removed first (see SD Card removal for MDR-504XX-XXXX Figure 12 and
SD Card removal for MDR-508XX-XXXX Figure 13).
MDR-504XX-XXXX SD Card Removal
Step 1
Unlock the MCU using the key and
confirm the PWR LED is OFF
Step 2
Slid out MCU. Push the clip away
from you while lifting the lid.
Step 3
The SD Card is placed in a SD card slot. Remove and
discard the plastic tape covering the SD card.
Push and depress the SD card to remove the card from
its slot.
SD Card removal for MDR-504XX-XXXX Figure 12
MDR-508XX-XXXX SD Card Removal
Step 1
confirm the PWR LED is OFF
Step 2
Gently open the door marked (as indicated
by the arrow on front of MDR-508-EXP) to
reveal the SD card slot.
Step 3
Push and depress the SD card to remove the
card from its slot. SD card are inserted with
contacts facing upwards.
SD Card removal for MDR-508XX-XXXX Figure 13
3.9
SIM Card Installation
MDR-504XX-XXXX SIM card Installation
Step 1
Remove the MCU unit. This will allow you to
access the SIM card slot. Make sure the PWR
LED is OFF
Step 2
Use the clip to flip the door open. Ensure an
earthing strap is worn to prevent any damage
to the PCB. Remove the film that is placed
over the SIM card slot. Insert the SIM card
with the contact pins face down. Push the SIM
to lock the SIM securely in place.
MDR-504XX-XXXX SIM card Installation Figure 14
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MDR-508XX-XXXX SIM card Installation/Expansion Module Upgrade
Step 1
Remove the MCU and open the expansion
module door to access the SIM card slot.
Confirm the PWR LED is OFF. Insert the SIM
card and push the SIM to lock the SIM
securely in place.
Step 2
Ensure an earthing strap is worn to prevent any
damage to the PCB. Undo the screw on the
rear panel (shown above left). Undo the two
screws on the front panel of the expansion
module (shown above right).
Step 3
Open expansion module door. Pull
gently towards you to remove the
expansion module. Insert the new
expansion module by ensuring the
base plate is sliding into the base
grooves of the MDR.
This modular design allows for easy
upgrading or downgrading of 8 channel
MDR units. To upgrade to a mobile
network/Wi-Fi solution, users need to
swop the MDR-508XX-EXP to a model
with these features.
MDR-508XX-XXXX SIM card Installation Figure 15
3.10 Antennae Installation
The information found in this sub-chapter may be found in the FCS1362:2016 UK CODE OF PRACTICE for the installation of mobile radio
and related ancillary equipment in land based vehicles. Please use this document for further details. Please see Appendix Chapter 17 General
Antennae Guidelines for more information.
GPS antenna Installation (Included)
The GPS antenna needs to have an unimpeded view to the sky. The antenna positioning and orientation is critical to ensure effective
operation. Horizontally mounted on a metal plate is optimum.
Wi-Fi antenna (Depending on Model)
Before a magnetic mount antenna is fitted both the underside of the base and the selected body panel surface should always be cleaned
to avoid damage to the paint work.
➢ They must be directly placed on a flat area of steel
➢ They should not have any other material inserted between the magnetic base and vehicle body other than a protective pad or boot
supplied by the antenna base manufacturer. This is to avoid reduction in the magnetic retention strength and any effect on the
coupling to the ground plane.
Mobile Network antenna (Depending on Model)
On-glass antennas must be:
➢ securely fitted and fixed away from any metal which could deflect the signal
➢ located such that driver visibility is not impaired
➢ avoid heated screen elements
➢ mounted outside of the swept area of the windscreen
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4
MDR On-Screen Display (OSD)
This chapter describes the configuration of the MDR.
Brigade’s 500 Series MDR displays a start-up screen. See MDR
Initialisation Screen Figure 16. During this period, the MDR
completes a disk check which helps in identifying any file errors or
bad sectors. In doing so, the MDR will avoid writing to these
sectors to maintain data integrity.
If required, the MDR will attempt to repair any bad sectors prior to
entering its recording state. The MDR 500 Series takes
approximately 50 seconds to enter a recording state once ignition
has been applied.
Warning: The start-up time to recording for the MDR 500 series
is approximately 50 seconds. Please wait at least 3
minutes after ignition is applied. Brigade will not be
responsible for any events not recorded during this
start-up period. There are three ways in which a user
can tell if the MDR is recording: a visible blue HDD
and a green SD card on each channel; MDR REC LED
will be on; Remote Panel REC LED will be on
(optional accessory).
4.1
MDR Initialisation Screen Figure 16
Quick Menu
Use SAVE which is located at the bottom of each page after
making any changes. Leaving a page prior to saving will cause
any changes to be lost.
To access the quick menu, use the right button on the mouse
. See Quick Menu Figure 17. Clicking this button again will
make any currently displayed OSD disappear. The right button
can also be used as a quick exit button.
By default, the quick menu appears on the bottom of the display
area. Although, if this is blocking any key information, you may
click, hold and drag the quick menu up or down to change its
position. See Quick Menu Position Changed Figure 18.
Quick Menu Figure 17
Three different view options are available in the quick menu:
Single, Quad and 9-Split. See Quick Menu Figure 17, Single
View Figure 19 and 9-Split View Figure 20.
Playback requires login details to access; this will be covered
in Chapter 5 Record Search.
Sys Info will be covered in Chapter 8 System Information.
Quick Menu Position Changed Figure 18
Single View Figure 19
9-Split View Figure 20
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4.2
Login
By default, there are two user accounts: admin and user. The
password for the admin account is admin. The password for
the user account is user.
We recommend changing the password after first login which
must be documented and controlled by the company.
Monitors should scale the MDR video output automatically, but
some monitors do not do this. If your screen is being partially cutoff, the MDR output margins can be manually adjusted by
navigating to Setup -> Surveillance -> Live View -> Preview ->
Margins Setup. Ensure all white borders are visible. See 7.2.1.1
Preview for further details.
Note: When accessing the menu, recording continues without any
interruptions.
MDR Login Screen Figure 21
Once the login is successful, the OSD menu is displayed. See
Menu Structure Figure 24. The menu is navigated using mouse
movement and the left button. See MDR-MOUSE-01 Figure 6 for
further information.
Prior to using the MDR please set the MDR to default settings and
clear all history information.
Default settings are achieved by: Setup → Maintenance→ Reset
→ Factory Settings → Restore.
Clear history information by: System Info → History→ Clean.
MDR Default Users Figure 22
A complete OSD map is found in Chapter 12 On-screen Display
Map.
Language is supported in current MDR firmware versions.
9 language options in total, which are English, German, Italian,
Portuguese, Spanish, French, Polish, Dutch, Russian.
MDR Language Options Figure 23
Once you have logged in, the menu structure will be displayed as
shown in Menu Structure Figure 24.
This menu consists of: Recordings Search, System Information,
Log Search, Setup and Logout.
There are help buttons
found throughout the MDR OSD
menu. These buttons contain additional information to help explain
features, settings and functions.
Menu Structure Figure 24
4.3
Logout
Logout is used to log off a user account that is used to access
the MDR menu. Ensure that you log off once you have finished
your configurations. See Figure 24
Logout Figure 25
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5
Record Search
Rec Search allows you to search based on source, type, channel, date,
month, year and time.
Source can be selected to retrieve the data. This can be HDD, Substream SD or Main Stream SD. By default, HDD is selected. HDD
recording represents higher quality recordings found on the HDD. This is
usually set to a better resolution than Sub-stream SD data. Sub-stream
represents a lower resolution recording that is found on the SD card. Main
Stream SD represents recording the same data as the HDD, which is in
high resolution and frame rates. SD data types will contain frame
information only.
Once you have chosen the date, click Next.
Rec Search Figure 26
Now the search results are shown, see Search Results Figure 27. Video
type options are All, Normal or Alarm. If you are not certain of the type,
choose All.
Channel lets you choose which channel video you would like to view.
Each channel will be displayed in full screen.
Once you click Search the Video results are displayed. See Video
Results Figure 28.
Search Results Figure 27
In this window, you will be able to choose a channel and time. Ticked
channel boxes will load this data during playback.
If you click Playback it will automatically start playing Channel 1 when
the video data starts for that day.
Note: If playback of a video recording is in a different video format from
the current settings (example NTSC or PAL), it cannot be played. Please,
switch the video format. You do this by navigating to Setup -> Surveillance
-> Record -> General -> Video Format.
You can click on the timeline to a desired time or choose the time using
the number pad
. You can move the button
time, by clicking and dragging while left clicking.
to your chosen
Video Results Figure 28
is used to navigate earlier or later in that day.
is used to zoom in and out on the timeline.
During Playback, the following
functions are available:
Next Channel
Show/Hide Volume menu
Choose time using
number pad
Volume Increase
Volume Decrease
Previous Channel
Rewind x2 x4 x8 x16
Play / Pause
Fast Forward x2 x4 x8 x16
Slow Forward 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/16
Step
Back
Mute Volume
Playback Figure 29
Once you click Export in
Video Results Figure 28, then
Start Time Export Figure 30 is
displayed.
By default, the timeline for one
whole day (24 hours) is
displayed. Enter the start time of
your export, once you are happy
with the time, then click Start
time. See Start Time Export
Figure 30.
Start Time Export Figure 30
End Time Export Figure 31
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Enter the end time of your export
and click End time. See End
Time Export Figure 31.
The duration and estimated
capacity will be displayed. See
Export Estimate Figure 32.
Once the start and end times
are correct, insert a buspowered USB hub into the
MDR front USB. Then connect
your mouse and USB Flash
drive to this hub and click
Export.
An export detail window will be
shown, see Export Details
Figure 34. Choose
Proprietary or AVI.
Proprietary is secure and
contains metadata, it is played
using MDR-Dashboard 5. AVI
is playable on industry media
players such as Windows
Media Player (WMP).
Errors can occur such as no
external storage detected or a
lack of memory space. If this
does, unplug and replug the
USB flash drive or insert a
larger capacity flash drive.
Click OK. Exporting progress
will be shown in Exporting
Progress Figure 33.
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Export Details Figure 34
Export Estimate Figure 32
Exporting Progress Figure 33
Log Search
Log Search allows you to search based on type, date, month,
year and time.
Click Next once you have chosen your required date.
In the next window, enter your Start Time and End Time of
the period.
Log Type can be Alarm, Operation and Locked. Alarm logs
contain logs related to Input/output triggers, Panic Button, Speed,
G-Force, Video Loss, Motion Detection, Blind Detection and GeoFence. Alarm logs can be filtered. Operation logs show all logs
related to MDR functions, see Operation Log Figure 37. Locked
logs show logs related to files that are locked by the user. This is
configured by the user.
Log Search Figure 35
Log Details Figure 36
Operation Log Figure 37
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7
Setup
This chapter describes the setup of the MDR. Settings related to basic setup, surveillance, events, alarms and maintenance. All settings are
contained in the MDR Docking Station (DS). This means that Mobile Caddy Unit (MCU) swapping is easily supported if vehicle registrations are
completed.
7.1
Basic Setup
Use SAVE which is located at the bottom of each page after making any changes.
Warning: Leaving a page prior to saving will cause changes to settings to be lost.
Register Information
7.1.1.1
Vehicle Information
Vehicle Registration is an important field which
should always be populated. The vehicle registration is
stored on the docking station and is then copied onto the
current MCU recordings. This helps in identifying which
vehicle the MCU was in at the time of recording. This is
vital information if a fleet of vehicles swap MCUs.
Vehicle Number is typically used in fleet/bus
applications where a vehicle has an associated fleet
number. This can be captured in this field to assist in
identifying the vehicle.
Vehicle Info Figure 38
7.1.1.2
Driver Information
Driver Number is typically used in fleet/bus
applications where a driver has an associated number.
This can be captured in this field to assist in identifying
the driver in the event of an incident.
Driver Name may be populated which would make it
easier in linking a driver’s name with their number.
Driver Info Figure 39
7.1.1.3
Company Information
Company Name can be used in various type of
fleets. The name filled in this blank will be synchronized
to display on MDR-Dashboard 5.0 vehicle information
section, which is under the vehicle fleet window.
Company Branch will make the vehicle information
more detailed. Also, this will be displayed in the MDRDashboard 5.0 as well.
Company Info Figure 40
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Time Setup
7.1.2.1
General
Date Format can be set to either
DAY/MONTH/YEAR, YEAR-MONTH-DAY or
MONTH/DAY/YEAR. By default, it is set to
DAY/MONTH/YEAR.
Time Format can be either 24 Hours or 12 Hours.
By default, it is set to 24 Hours.
Time Zone includes worldwide time zone options. By
default, this is set to (GMT) DUBLIN, EDINBURGH,
LONDON.
Default is found on most settings pages. This allows
you to easily restore the factory settings for those
settings
Time Setup Figure 41
7.1.2.2
Time Sync
Date/Time can be entered manually here.
GPS should be ticked and the GPS antenna should be
mounted in a vehicle location where signal can be
achieved easily. This is the simplest and more reliable
option.
NTP sync refers to network time protocol that is used
to synchronize time with NTP Server PC time. This
should only be used for mobile network or Wi-Fi MDR
units.
Note: When GPS and NTP sync are enabled
simultaneously, GPS takes highest priority. Only if
GPS fails, NTP sync will be used by the MDR.
Time Sync Figure 42
7.1.2.3
Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Allows users to enter the date and time in which the DaylightSaving Time will be activated. In the U.K, it starts on the last
Sunday of March at 1:00 AM and ends on the last Sunday of
October at 2:00 AM. Enter the correct time and date of the country
in which the vehicle will be utilised. Whenever DST is not in use,
turn this option to off.
DST Enable is enabled by default. This setting determines
whether daylight savings time is active.
Start represents the month, date, day and time at which DST
begins. By default, this is set to UK DST. If the time zone has been
changed to another country, other than the UK, then the DST
settings will need to be amended to reflect the selected country.
End represents the month, date, day and time at which DST
finishes.
Daylight Saving Time Figure 43
Power
7.1.3.1
On/Off
On/Off Mode has three different modes: IGNITION, TIMER and IGNITION
OR TIMER.
This option determines the conditions for which the MDR will power up. By
default, it is set to IGNITION, which means that the MDR only turns on when
an ignition signal is applied (yellow wire).
Note: Timer mode must not be used for extended periods of time – this will
damage your vehicle’s battery.
Non-stop allows the MDR to record infinitely. Enabling this will disable
Shutdown Delay.
Warning: Using the MDR for prolonged periods of time without ignition
(vehicle running) can drain the vehicle’s battery. Recommend that the
Low Voltage Protection feature is enabled. See 7.1.3.2 Voltage for details.
On/Off Figure 44
Shutdown Delay refers to the period the MDR will remain on and
recording once the ignition has been turned off. The range is 0 to 86399
seconds (24 hours). By default, this is 600 seconds (5 minutes). The
shutdown delay period may show up on the OSD for a period longer than your
setting, please see the note below for an explanation.
Note: MDRs are required to be continuously on for approximately 6 minutes. If
an MDR has not been continuously on for 6 minutes, MDR shutdown
delay will be equal to 6 minutes minus MDR on time plus your current
shutdown delay period.
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10:00
MDR on for 2 mins
10:03 Ignition removed
MDR Shutdown delay = 4 mins + 5 mins
10:00
10:06 Ignition removed
MDR on for 6 mins
MDR Shutdown delay = 0 min + 5 mins
10:12
MDR Shuts down
10:11
MDR Shutdown Delay
set to 5 mins
MDR Shuts down
Timer From becomes active once an On/Off Mode that includes timer is
chosen.
7.1.3.2
Voltage
Low Voltage Protection Enable is off by default. This feature is
important to use to protect your vehicle’s battery from damage. Ensure
this feature is activated when using the non-stop shutdown delay feature.
Low Voltage is the voltage level which is a dangerously low value.
For a 24V vehicle, the limits are from 21V to 23.5V. For a 12V vehicle, the
limits are from 8V to11.5V.
Start-up Voltage refers to the minimum voltage the MDR must
receive before powering on. For a 24V vehicle, the limits are 24V to 26V.
For a 12V vehicle, the limits are 12V to 14V.
Observe Time is the amount of time the low voltage value must be
observed for. This is to ignore any sudden dips in voltage that recover.
Shutdown Delay is a countdown which begins once the observe
time has been completed. This countdown is displayed on the MDR OSD.
LV represents low voltage. See Low Voltage Shutdown Delay Figure 46.
Voltage Figure 45
Low Volt Upload (scroll down on OSD using
) can only be used if
a wireless or mobile network MDR is used. MDR Server software is a
requirement for this feature. Once the MDR detects a low voltage level, it
will send this data back to the MDR Server where it gets stored. This can
then be reviewed later. Depending on MDR model.
Proposed Low Voltage Protection Settings for lead-acid batteries (Note:
Please check if these are suitable for your vehicle):
12V Vehicles
Low Voltage:11.7V
Voltage of Start:12.5V
Observe Time:15 minutes
Shut Down Delay:5 minutes
24V Vehicles
Low Voltage:23.7V
Voltage of Start:24.5V
Observe Time: 15 minutes
Shut Down Delay:5 minutes
Low Voltage Shutdown Delay Figure 46
User Setup
Menu Idle Time refers to the period for which the menu
will remain active and logged in. Once this period finishes,
the MDR will automatically log off the user.
Username is the name you use to log onto the MDR. By
default, there are two usernames; admin and user.
User Group represents the level of access to the MDR
OSD. There are only two types; Admin and Normal User.
Admin has access to all settings and features. Normal User
has restricted access: sys info, playback and export logs and
videos.
Add is used to create additional user accounts. A maximum
of three user accounts can exist.
Edit is used to change existing user account details.
User Setup Figure 47
To remove any password requirements, save the user
account with a blank password.
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Network
7.1.5.1
Ethernet
There are two modes available for Ethernet adaptor
addressing, DHCP and Static.
DHCP Mode refers to the Ethernet adaptor of the
MDR obtaining an IP address automatically from the
network.
Static IP is used to specify the exact network details
you would like the MDR Ethernet adaptor to use.
IP Address refers to the internet protocol address
of the Ethernet adaptor. This address is used to
access the MDR Ethernet menu via LAN cable.
Recommended to ask your internal IT for information
and assistance.
Subnet Mask is used to identify network address
of an IP address. By default, this is 255.255.255.000.
Ethernet 1 Figure 48
Gateway helps route the network traffic. By default,
this is 192.168.001.254.
Obtain DNS Automatically refers to the
domain name system. A DNS server takes the website
addresses that you type in and resolves them into the
actual IP address of the site. While MDR attempts to
get an IP address for itself from the DHCP server, it
will simultaneously attempt to resolve address.
Use Following DNS the MDR will use these DNS
addresses regardless of what the DHCP server is
using.
Preferred DNS Server by default, this is
008.008.008.008.
Alternate DNS Server by default, this is
008.008.004.004.
7.1.5.2
Ethernet 2 Figure 49
Ports
Web Port is used for when a PC is connecting to
the MDR Ethernet page. If this is incorrect, the web
page will not open. By default, this is 80.
Ports Figure 50
7.1.5.3
Wi-Fi
These settings are dependent on your MDR model. This requires a wireless
MDR model.
Enable is used to turn the Wi-Fi module off or on. Once enabled, the
settings found below will become active.
SSID is the service set identifier. It is used to identify a wireless LAN and is
usually unique to an area. This is where you will enter the name of the
wireless network that the MDR will connect to.
Encryption refers to protocols used to protect your network. MDR
supports WEP and WPA/WPA2. We suggest using WPA2, as it is the
newest encryption form and thus the most secure. This is case-sensitive.
Password is the wireless network password, this should be entered
carefully as it is case-sensitive.
Wi-Fi 1 Figure 51
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Static IP is used to turn the Wi-Fi module off or on. Once enabled, the
settings found below will become active.
IP Address refers to the internet protocol address of the Wireless
module. This address is used to join the wireless network.
Subnet Mask is used to identify network address of an IP address. By
default, this is 255.255.255.000.
Gateway helps route the network traffic.
Wi-Fi 2 Figure 52
7.1.5.4
Mobile Network
These settings are dependent on your MDR model. This requires a mobile
network MDR model.
Enable is used to turn the mobile network module off or on. Once
enabled, the settings found below will become active.
Server Type is an auto-populated field, indicates the mobile network
connection type.
Network Type refers to the type of mobile network connection that is
used by the MDR to connect to the internet. Currently 4G is the fastest
connection speed.
APN refers to Access Point Name. This information is dependent on your
mobile carrier network.
Username obtain from your SIM card provider.
Mobile Network 1 Figure 53
Password obtain from your SIM card provider.
Access Number refers to the dial up phone number needed to connect
to the network. By default, this is set to *99#
Certification refers to the authentication mode, can be set to either
CHAP (Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol) or PAP (Password
Authentication Protocol). CHAP should be chosen as this is a more secure
authentication protocol. This is chosen by the network operator.
SIM Phone Number is not a required field. You may enter the phone
number of the SIM card found inside the MDR for future reference.
Mobile Network 2 Figure 54
7.1.5.5
Server
Centre Server refers to the MDR Server PC. A maximum of 6 centre
servers can be saved.
Add adds another centre server, a new blank page is displayed with a new
number.
Delete removes the currently displayed centre server.
ON enables the current centre server.
Protocol Type refers to the protocol used by the MDR unit to send its
data (video and metadata) to the MDR Server. By default, this is set to
MDR5. Maintenance is not currently used.
Network Mode refers to the network communication module used for
to communicate with the MDR Server. The options are Ethernet, Mobile
Network and Wi-Fi. This is discussed in further detail in MDR 500 Series
Network Connectivity SW&Infrastructure Manual. This can be found on the
Brigade website.
MDR Server IP Public IP address of the firewall which forwards any
traffic to the server PC or IP address of the server PC hosting the MDR WiFi Server.
Server 1 Figure 55
MDR Server Port is used for device access to server. By default, is
5556.
Media Server IP should be the same as MDR Server IP.
Media Server Port should be the same as MDR Server Port. By
default, is 5556.
Server 2 Figure 56
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Application
7.1.6.1
FTP Server
FTP Enable is for set up an FTP server for storing snapshots. The FTP
is used for build up a channel between software and MDR hardware, which
allows users download footage or snapshot through MDR-Dashboard 5.0.
Recommend to enable it all the time.
Server is fill in by default, recommend not to change.
Port is set by default, recommend not to change.
User name is for login the FTP server.
Password is for login the FTP server, void by default.
FTP Server Figure 57
7.2
Surveillance
Live View
7.2.1.1
Preview
Note: The MIRROR and FLIP VERTICAL feature affects both the live and recorded views.
Live Audio is used to send real-time
audio from a microphone enabled camera
to a speaker enabled monitor. By default,
this is disabled.
Image Setup is used to control
BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST, COLOUR
and SATURATION. By default, this is set
to mid-point (31). Each channel can be
setup individually. All Settings (except
mirror and flip vertical) can easily be
duplicated across all channels by using
the COPY TO button. A MIRROR
and
Preview Figure 58
Image Setup Figure 59
FLIP VERTICAL
button may also be
configured per channel.
Margins is used to adjust the MDR displayed output, this is
a key feature to adjust. By default, MARGIN-TOP is 20,
MARGIN-BOTTOM is 20, MARGIN-LEFT is 45 and MARGINRIGHT is 45.
Start-up Screen refers to the configuration the MDR will
display once it has fully booted up. The options are SINGLE,
QUAD and 9-SPLIT. By default, a 4 channel MDR will have
quad and an 8 channel will have 9-split.
Channel controls which cameras that you want to show on
Start-up Screen. If IP cameras are connected but 5 and 6 are
not ticked, then the IP camera will not show.
Margins Figure 60
7.2.1.2
Autoscan
Autoscan Enable must be
ticked to enable all the options.
Screen is used to identify the
different autoscan views.
Delete removes autoscan
views.
Edit Screen is where
autoscan views are setup.
Mode refers to layout options,
such as single, quad, 9-split (8CH
only).
Autoscan Figure 61
Edit Screen Figure 62
Layout is where you choose your
channel arrangement.
Duration refers to time
displaying the autoscan. 1-300
seconds.
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7.2.1.3
Live OSD
This refers to information that is
displayed on the live monitor view at all
times.
The options are: Date/Time, Vehicle
Reg, Alarm, Vehicle Num, Recording
State, Speed, GPS, Channel name and
G-Force.
You can change the position of each live
OSD by using the Setup button.
Recording states’ position is fixed and
cannot be changed. This will do be
displayed in the setup screen.
Live OSD Figure 63
Live OSD Position Figure 64
Record
7.2.2.1
General
Video Format is used to choose the output video format. The
options are PAL - AHD or NTSC - AHD. By default, PAL is
chosen. This will be the same for all camera inputs.
Note: Brigade’s monitors have automatic detection of these
standards.
HDD/SD Overwrite refers to when an HDD and SD cards will
overwrite its stored data. The options are BY CAPACITY, BY
DAYS and NEVER. By default, BY CAPACITY has been selected
which means that when retention expires, locked files will
automatically be unlocked and overwritten. Once the HDD has
4GB of space remaining (1GB for SD card), older recordings are
erased and replaced by newer recordings except locked files. The
NEVER option is when overwrite is deactivated. The MDR will
stop recording when the HDD reaches 2GB of free space. The
user must either replace the storage or manually delete
recordings.
Note: If records time conflicts, for example, crossing time-zone
which cause time change 1 hour ahead. Records during the
overlapping timeline won’t be covered or erased, still saved in the
storage medium, but can’t be playback by MDR. Recommend
exporting the conflicting video out through USB port on front panel
then use MDR-Player 5.0 to playback the certain footage as
needed. Refer to Conflict Footages Show in Computer Figure 66
Record Figure 65
Conflict Footages Show in Computer Figure 66
Locked File Retention This represents the length of time
(in days) for which alarms cannot be overwritten by the MDR.
When the retention expires, the locked files will automatically be
unlocked and deleted.
Alarm Pre-recording This value specifies the length of
time prior to an alarm recording. This will be added before the
actual alarm. For example, if ALARM PRE-REC is set to 10
minutes and an alarm of 5 minutes is triggered at 4:00pm and
ALARM POST REC is 180 seconds, the alarm recording will begin
at 3:50pm and will end after 4:08pm. See Chapter 7.4 Alarms for
more information.
7.2.2.2
ALARM PRE-REC TIME
3:50 pm
ALARM
4:00 pm
ALARM POST REC
4:05 pm 4:08 pm
HDD
These settings are used to set the resolution, frame rate and
quality per channel independently.
Channel is used to identify the channel. 1 to 6 for 4 channel
models and 1 to 12 for 8 channel models.
Channel Name is used for an 8-character name which each
camera channel can be associated with. These can include
lower/upper alphanumeric characters. This is displayed on the live
OSD.
Enable Recording allows the activation/deactivation of the
camera channel. This should be used if not all camera channels
are utilized to avoid video loss errors. When using a 4 camera
MDR, channels 5 and 6 are not accessible. When using a 8
camera MDR, channels 9-12 are no accessible. This is for future
development.
HDD 1 Figure 67
Resolution allows users to choose the resolution for each
channel. The options auto adjust based on camera inputs. The
options are: CIF (lowest), WCIF, HD1, WHD1, D1, WD1 and AHD
(720p and 1080p) (highest). For 4 channel models, you can set
FULL HD 1920x1080 @25fps (PAL) / @30fps (NTSC). For 8
channel models, you can set FULL HD 1920x1080 @12fps (PAL)
/ @15fps (NTSC). By default, it is D1. AHD will only show when
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an AHD camera is connected to the MDR. Refer to 19
Specifications for further information on each resolution.
Frame Rate allows users to choose different frame rates for
different channels depending on resolution settings. Options are 1
to 25 for PAL and 1 to 30 for NTSC. By default, it is 20.
Quality has 8 levels. Level 1 is the best quality whereas level 8
is the lowest quality.
Record Mode has three modes available – all modes require
the IGNITION signal to be applied, or timer auto-boot to be set up:
• NORMAL - allows continuous recording after powering up
until the device shuts down. Alarm recording is included in
this mode.
• ALARM - allows users to record only when an alarm has
been triggered. Alarms can be configured to be activated by
triggers or other alarms (such as under/over speed, GForce, Panic Button, etc.)
• TIMER - allows users to specify timeframes in which the
recording will be activated. Refer to the OSD map to
program these timeframes.
HDD 2 Figure 68
Record Mode – Timer - Schedule allows users to
choose schedules based on different days.
Click on the day and choose the desired day of the week. Then
setup the Start Time, End Time and Video Type.
Video Type can be Normal or Alarm.
Note: This record mode timer prevents an MDR from turning off,
but this timer is unable to control when an MDR turns on.
This has a higher priority than the ON/OFF TIMER.
Record Mode – Timer Figure 69
Audio activation allows users to enable/disable the audio
recording from the camera channels individually. This setting
depends on the utilised cameras having microphones.
Record Rate Users may choose either Normal or I-Frame. IFrame allows the recording of 1 frame per second for all channels
to save recording space although there is a loss of smoothness
during playback.
Alarm Quality has 8 levels. Level 1 is the best quality
whereas level 8 is the lowest quality. Brigade recommends using
a higher quality for Alarms for a higher level of image detail.
Encode Mode refers allows users to choose between
Constant Bit Rate (CBR) and Variable Bit Rate (VBR). The
difference is minimal as the Variable Bit Rate is not efficient as it
involves more processing power and may introduce some visible
artefacts due to higher compression rates.
7.2.2.3
HDD 3 Figure 70
SD
Record Storage options are Internal SD or fireproof box. A
fireproof box (optional accessory) is connected to the MDR via its
USB-B port on the rear. By default, internal SD is chosen.
Record Mode options are Sub-stream, HDD (Main Stream),
Alarms (HDD) and None. By default, sub-stream is chosen. Turn this
option to NONE when an SD card is not present in the unit. SD card
data includes frame information only. Once you have chosen the
record mode, tick which channel you would like to record to the SD
card.
The sub-stream option enables you to customise audio function, set
resolution, frame rate and quality. Easily copy to all channels with
the Copy To button.
HDD (Main Stream) mode will mirror record HDD settings onto SD
card.
SD Figure 71
Alarms (HDD) only the alarms will be recorded onto the SD card.
Note: When SD cards/HDDs are replaced, it must be formatted
using an MDR prior to use.
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Setup allows you to configure the functions below for each SD card
channel. See SD Setup Figure 72. All the functions below are
related to the Sub-stream option. These do not apply to HDD (Main
Stream) or Alarms (HDD).
Enable this controls which channels you would like to sub-stream
video and save to the SD card. When using a 4 camera MDR,
channel 5 and 6 is not accessible. This is for future development.
Audio activation allows users to enable/disable the audio
recording from the camera channels individually. This setting
depends on the utilised cameras having microphones.
Resolution can be setup per channel. Options are: QCIF, CIF,
HD1, D1, AHD (720p and 1080p). These options are dependent on
input to MDR.
SD Setup Figure 72
Frame Rate allows users to choose different frame rates for
different channels depending on resolution settings. Options are 1 to
25 for PAL and 1 to 30 for NTSC.
Quality has 8 levels. Level 1 is the best quality whereas level 8 is
the lowest quality. Brigade recommends using a higher quality for
Alarms for a higher level of image detail.
Copy to function is available to copy settings to all or individual
channels.
7.2.2.4
Record OSD
Record OSD refers to information that will be “burned” onto the
video image directly. This means that if AVI is used for the export
option, then the enabled information will be shown on the image.
The options are: Date/Time, Vehicle Reg, Channel Name, G-Force,
Speed, GPS, Vehicle Num and Alarms.
You can change the position of each live OSD by using the Setup
button.
By default, DATE/TIME, VEHICLE REG, CHANNEL NAME, SPEED
and ALARMS are enabled.
Record OSD Figure 73
IP Camera Setup
IP cameras are currently not supported. To connect Internet
Protocol Cameras (IPCs) to this MDR, a Power Over Ethernet
(PON) switch is required. (Optional extra, not available from
Brigade)
This allows 2 IP cameras to be connected to a 4channel MDR and
4 IP cameras to an 8 channel MDR.
To enable a channel or use FAST SETUP, an IPC must already
be connected.
By default, the LOCAL ADDRESS is 10.100.100.1.
IPC Setup Figure 74
7.3
Events
General
7.3.1.1
IO
IO Number refers to the input sensor number. There are 8 input triggers.
This will correlate to a physical wire on the MDR-IO-01 cable.
IO Description is filled in for additional information. This is usually
completed by the installer to aid in identifying an input trigger in the future.
Up to 8 alphanumeric characters. This is an important field to be filled in, it
is displayed under alarm description in the event log within MDR-Dashboard
5.0 software.
IO Figure 75
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IO ID is a 2-alphanumeric character identifier. This is an important field to
be filled in as this information is then carried over to the MDR-Dashboard
5.0 software. This is shown in frame information. It is also shown on the
LIVE OSD and the RECORD OSD. By default, Brigade uses IO1 for left
indicator (Li), IO2 for right indicator (Ri), IO3 for reverse (Rv) and IO4 for
brake (Br). The IO wires have a priority with OI1 being the highest and IO8
the lowest.
It is possible to duplicate the field information to all 8 input triggers, but this
is not advised as each trigger will be connected to varied sources.
7.3.1.2
Peripherals Please see 2.2 Optional Accessories for part numbers
Remote Panel is an accessory that consists of 10 diagnostic
LEDs and a panic button. In a scenario where the MDR is installed
in a box away from the driver or the MDR output is not being
viewed, the remote panel LEDs will alert the driver to any
hardware or software faults. By default, this is off.
The panic button can be used for varied scenarios. For example,
when using a mobile network/Wi-Fi MDR, this button can be used
to trigger real-time emails to the fleet manager.
G-Sensor is enabled if there is an external G-sensor being
used. This is optional. By default, this is off.
Peripherals Figure 76
Peripherals Figure 72a Remote Panel and G-Sensor
7.3.1.3
Speed
Unit refers to the speed setting. This can either be in miles per hour
(MPH) or kilometres per hour (KM/H). By default, this is set to MPH.
Source has two options. GPS or Speed Pulse. In majority of
applications GPS signal is the simplest to use. Brigade’s MDR
comes as standard equipped with a GPS antenna.
Speed source from the vehicle is recommended when the GPS
signal is absent or poor (e.g. mines or major city centres). The
vehicle speed signal may be a more reliable source. By default, GPS
is the source used.
Speed Figure 77
Speed Pulse - Calibration Mode has two options, Input
Manually and Auto Correct. Auto correct works is currently unused.
To use input manually, connect the speed cables on the IO cable
then click save. Start the vehicle and then click start. Drive for at
least a minute with a minimum speed of 40 km/h or 25 mph. Once
you have stopped the vehicle, click the finish button. Now, you will
have a mileage value (from your drive). Input the mileage value into
the box and click calculate. Finally, your pulse ratio has been
calculated. The pulse ratio will not change without speed pulse data
input. (This section can only be viewed by selecting “Speed Pulse” in
the Source dropdown box).
Start is used to begin the analysis of your drive.
Calculate is used to obtain the pulse ratio once you have entered
the mileage value.
Speed Pulse Figure 78
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7.3.1.4
Mileage
Total Mileage displays the total mileage of the vehicle once it
has been confirmed in mileage setup. The speed unit controls
whether this value is displayed in miles or kilometres.
Actual Mileage is a field that is manually entered. Type the
current value mileage value once the MDR is installed.
Mileage Setup is used to submit the mileage value to the
MDR memory, click confirm once you are happy with the value.
Click clear to zero the total mileage value. Prompts will display to
ask for user confirmation.
Mileage Figure 79
Snapshots
Snapshot refers to an image of the video data displayed on an MDR channel.
7.3.2.1
Time Snap
Time Snap must be ticked to enable all the options. You can
have a maximum of 8 snap entries. By default, time snaps are
disabled.
Delete removes a time snap entry. You cannot delete entry
1.
Snap Link Setup is where your time snap is setup.
Start time refers to the time you would like time snaps to start.
End time refers to the time you would like time snaps to end.
There is no limitation of the number of snaps, but this uses the
same storage limit as recordings. If the storage is full, then the
oldest snap will be written over. Snaps are stored by vehicle
registrations and time.
Time Snap Figure 80
When exporting snaps to a USB flash drive. A folder named
picture found in the following path F:\MDR-504xx-500\”vehicle
registration”\”date”\picture will be created.
Channel is the channel that would like to setup a time snap for.
Snap Enable controls whether time snaps are enable for that
channel. To activate the other menu options, snap enabled must
be ticked.
Resolution refers to the time snap resolution. The options are:
CIF, WCIF, HD1, WHD1, D1, WD1 and AHD (720p and 1080p).
This is dependent on the input resolution of the cameras
connected to the MDR.
Quality represents the image quality of the snapshot. There are
8 levels. Level 1 is the best quality whereas level 8 is the lowest
quality. By default, this is 1.
Snap Count refers to how many snaps will be taken. A
maximum of 3 snaps can be taken for a minimum of 5 seconds.
By default, this is 1.
Snap Link Setup Figure 81
Snap Interval is the period between each snap which can be
between 5 and 3600 seconds. By default, this is 5 seconds.
7.3.2.2
IO Snap
Alarm Snap Link Setup are used for taking snaps based on
triggered alarms only.
Mobile App / Web Snap Link Setup is unused currently.
IO Snap Figure 82
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7.4
Alarms
General
There are various alarms that can be configured in the MDR. Such as speed, panic,
IO, video loss, motion detection, blind detection, G-Force, Geo-Fencing and HDD
Error. Alarms and events are different. Alarms are reported to the Centre Server
(depending on MDR model). Events are stored but do not get reported to the Centre
Server. (Please click into the Alarm Link before the following function can be viewed.
See Speed Alarm Figure 85). All alarms use the Alarm Link Setup page. (See
Alarm Link Setup 1 Figure 83)
Channel is used to choose which channels you would like the alarms to be
triggered based on. The options are 1 to 6 (4CH) and 1 to 12 (8CH).
Post Record specifies the period of recording appended at the end of an alarm.
For instance, if a sensor is triggered for 1 sec and the alarm duration is 30 seconds
and the post recording is 15 seconds, the total amount of recording time will be 45
seconds. By default, this is 10 minutes.
Lock represents whether an alarm cannot be overwritten by the MDR. When the
retention expires, the locked files will automatically be unlocked and deleted. Refer to
Chapter 7.2.2.1 General on how to set lock expiry timeframes.
Alarm Link Setup 1 Figure 83
Alarm Output Link refers to the 2 outputs found on the IO cable. These outputs
can be activated based on a linked alarm. Enable this for a high on the alarm outputs.
Alarm Output Duration represents the amount of time the alarm output will be
active for. This can be between 0 and 255 seconds.
Channel Link can be used to display a single or quad configuration.
Panic Button Alarm Duration is active when an external remote panel is
connected to the IO cable. This will sound the remote panel’s buzzer for the specified
time. By default, this is 0 seconds. The options are 0 to 255 seconds.
Buzzer refers to the built-in buzzer inside the MDR docking station. Once this is
enabled the duration can be configured.
Buzzer Duration can be configured in two ways depending on the type of alarm
being triggered. The options are ALWAYS (the buzzer will sound continuously without
interruption) or TIMER (the buzzer will sound for the defined period). Timer can be set
between 5 and 60 seconds. For example, video loss is a catastrophic failure and
Brigade suggests using ALWAYS for such an alarm.
Alarm Link Setup 2 Figure 84
Alarm Snap can be enabled, the settings are based on the alarm snap link setup.
Refer to 7.3.2 Snapshots to define what a snapshot is.
7.4.1.1
Speed Alarm
Overspeed Enable is used to activate overspeed
alarms or events.
Alarm Type can either be alarm or event. Alarms
are saved to the Centre Server (depending on MDR
model, requires 4G/Wi-Fi)) and are displayed in the
alarm log in Live view in MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Server
mode.
Events are stored but do not get saved to the Centre
Server. Events are not displayed in the live view alarm
log.
Trigger Setup is used to control the conditions for
the trigger. (See Speed Trigger Figure 86)
For Alarm Link Setup details refer to 7.4.1 General.
Speed Alarm Figure 85
Early Difference is an early warning for drivers to
curb their speed. For example, if you set the speed to
70mph, and early difference is set to 5mph, then when
your speed reaches 65mph, the MDR will sound a
short beep to warn the driver. By default, early
difference is set to 10 mph.
Speed refers to threshold value for which speed will
be considered an overspeed and recorded as an
alarm.
Duration Time specifies different lengths of time
which allow for longer/shorter alarm durations. If the
alarm duration is set to 30 seconds and a short 2
seconds alarm occurs, this would be treated as a 30
second alarm. Can be set between 0 to 255 seconds.
By default, the duration time is 10 seconds.
Speed Trigger Figure 86
Alarm Off-Delay is a period in which rapid
activations/deactivations can occur, which must be
ignored. This is applied when indicators or hazard
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lights are connected to an input trigger where the offtime is ignored. By default, this is 10 seconds.
7.4.1.2
Panic Alarm
Panic Button Enable refers to the panic button
found on the external remote panel. This is
connected to the MDR via the IO cable. By default,
this alarm is enabled. Refer to Panic Alarm Figure 87
Alarm Type can either be alarm or event. Alarms
are reported to the Centre Server (depending on
MDR model). Events are stored but do not get
reported to the Centre Server.
For Alarm Link Setup details refer to 7.4.1 General.
Clicking Trigger Setup will display Panic Trigger
Figure 88.
Activation Period refers to how long the panic
button needs to be pressed for, to be considered an
alarm (high). By default, this is 1 second.
Panic Alarm Figure 87
Panic Trigger Figure 88
Alarm Off-Delay is a period in which rapid
activations/deactivations can occur, which must be
ignored. By default, this is 10 seconds.
7.4.1.3
IO Alarm
IO Enable allows users to set which trigger
input wires are used. If a wire is not used, set
enable to off. IO1 has the highest priority and IO8
has the lowest.
Alarm Type can either be alarm or event.
Alarms are reported to the Centre Server
(depending on MDR model). Events are stored but
do not get reported to the Centre Server.
For Alarm Link Setup details refer to 7.4.1
General.
IO Set is a field that controls whether an input
trigger will trigger on a low or high signal.
Determines whether the trigger sensor is activated
with a high or low voltage.
IO Alarm Figure 89
IO Trigger Figure 90
Copy please refer to Section 7.2 Surveillance for
details.
Alarm Off-Delay is a period in which rapid
activations/deactivations can occur, which must be
ignored.
Video
7.4.2.1
Video Loss
Video Loss Enable is used to alert you to a loss
of video signal on any of the enabled camera input
channels. By default, this is enabled.
Alarm Type can either be alarm or event. Alarms
are reported to the Centre Server (depending on
MDR model). Events are stored but do not get
reported to the Centre Server.
For Alarm Link Setup details refer to 7.4.1 General.
Channel is used to choose which channels you
would like the alarms to be triggered based on. The
options are 1 to 6 (4CH) and 1 to 12 (8CH).
Alarm Off-Delay is a period in which rapid
activations/deactivations can occur, which must be
ignored. By default, this is 10 seconds.
Video Loss Alarm Figure 91
Video Loss Setup Figure
92
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7.4.2.2
Motion Detection
Motion Detection Enable is
used to analyse camera inputs for
motion. By default, this is disabled.
Alarm Type can either be alarm or
event. Alarms are reported to the
Centre Server (depending on MDR
model). Events are stored but do not
get reported to the Centre Server.
For Alarm Link Setup details refer to
7.4.1 General.
Channel is used to choose which
channels you would like the alarms to
be triggered based on. The options
are 1 to 6 (4CH) and 1 to 12 (8CH).
Motion Detection Alarm Figure 93
Motion Detection Setup Figure 94
Sensitivity each channel can have
different sensitivities and different
areas of detection. 1 represents most
sensitive and 8 is the least sensitive.
Area Setup lets you choose the
area of interest in the camera image.
Green blocks are areas where motion
will be detected. Using the mouse,
drag and drop a yellow square to
deactivate areas that you want to be
ignored. To reactivate the area, use
the mouse to drag and drop over the
deactivated area.
Area Setup 1 Figure 95
Area Setup 2 Figure 96
Activated determines when motion detection will be active.
The two options are Shutdown Delay or Ignition On. Shutdown
delay means that motion detection will only be active once the
ignition has been turned off, the period depends on the general
shutdown delay. Ignition on means that motion detection will be
active whenever the MDR has ignition applied.
Alarm Off-Delay is a period in which rapid
activations/deactivations can occur, which must be ignored. By
default, this is 10 seconds.
Area Setup 3 Figure 97
7.4.2.3
Blind Detection
Blind Detection Enable is used to analyse camera
inputs for blind images. By default, this is disabled. Blind
detection occurs when a camera is obstructed by a large
object or deliberately. It is mostly used to tackle acts of
vandalism.
Note: Blind detection is not recommended when using
cameras with infrared illumination.
Alarm Type can either be alarm or event. Alarms are
reported to the Centre Server (depending on MDR model).
Events are stored but do not get reported to the Centre
Server.
For Alarm Link Setup details refer to 7.4.1 General.
Blind Detection Alarm Figure 98
Channel is used to choose which channels you would like
the alarms to be triggered based on. The options are 1 to 6
(4CH) and 1 to 12 (8CH).
Sensitivity has three options; High, Middle and Low.
Duration Time specifies different lengths of time which
allow for longer/shorter alarm durations. If the alarm duration
is set to 30 seconds and a short 2 seconds alarm occurs, this
would be treated as a 30 second alarm. Can be set between 0
to 255 seconds. By default, this is 5 seconds.
Delay Time refers to how long the blind image must be
detected for. This is to avoid false alarms. By default, this is
set to 5 seconds. Can be set between 0 to 255 seconds.
Alarm Off-Delay is a period in which rapid
activations/deactivations can occur, which must be ignored.
By default, this is 10 seconds.
Blind Detection Setup Figure 99
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Advanced
7.4.3.1
G-Force
G-Force Enable is used to analyse the MDR’s g-force
values. By default, this is disabled.
Alarm Type can either be alarm or event. Alarms are
reported to the Centre Server (depending on MDR model).
Events are stored but do not get reported to the Centre Server.
For Alarm Link Setup details refer to 7.4.1 General.
Calibrate internal or external G-sensor requires calibration
before use. Once the unit is installed (on level horizontal
ground) with the vehicle stationary (no vibrations/engine off)
click the calibrate button. This will zero all three axes: X, Y and
Z. Travelling forward with the MDR handle indicating the front
and the connectors on the back indicating the rear; Y
represents left/right; Z represents up/down.
G-Force Alarm Figure 100
Threshold Value refers to the G values for which it will be
considered an alarm. This must be tested and determined for
your specific vehicle.
Alarm Off-Delay is a period in which rapid
activations/deactivations can occur, which must be ignored. By
default, this is 10 seconds.
Note: G-Sensor values are digitally sampled and only provide
an average indication of the shock data.
G-Force Trigger Figure 101
7.4.3.2
Geo-Fencing
Geo-Fencing Enable is used for mobile network
MDR models. It must be enabled prior to using this
feature.
Geo-fences are used to send an alarm if a vehicle
leaves or enters a geographical region. This region is
setup by the user in MDR-Dashboard 5.0.
Geo-fences are setup in MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Server
mode. Please refer to the Network Connectivity SW &
Infrastructure Manual.
Geo-Fencing Alarm Figure 102
7.4.3.3
HDD Error
HDD Error Enable is an alarm which
indicates when the HDD/SD has a major
malfunction where data can no longer be
written to the storage medium.
Alarm Type can either be alarm or
event. Alarms are reported to the Centre
Server (depending on MDR model).
Events are stored but do not get reported
to the Centre Server.
For Alarm Link Setup details refer to 7.4.1
General.
HDD Error Alarm Figure 103
HDD Error Setup Figure 104
Alarm Off-Delay is a period in which
rapid activations/deactivations can occur,
which must be ignored. By default, this is
10 seconds.
7.5
Maintenance
A bus-powered USB hub (minimum of 2 USB ports for USB mouse and USB flash drive) will be required to export/import configuration, network
files and geo-fence files. Please note Config Files are created by the user.
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Configuration
7.5.1.1
Config File
Config File Export creates a configuration file
and saves this to a USB flash drive. This file includes
all settings except network and geo-fence related
settings. This file can only be read by an MDR 500
Series model. This is channel dependent.
A configuration file named CONFIG.CONFIG will be
created on the root of the USB flash drive.
Warning: Network settings and Register Info
settings are not contained in a
configuration file. To support MDR fleet
setups with an identical configuration
file.
Configuration File Figure 105
Note: If a configuration file with the same name is
present, this will be overwritten.
Config File Import is used when you have an
existing configuration file on your flash drive and wish
to import those settings to the MDR.
7.5.1.2
Network File
Network File Export creates a file that contains
all network related settings, such as: server, ethernet,
mobile network and wi-fi settings. This will be called
NETWORK.CONFIG.
Network File Import is used when you have an
existing network file on your flash drive and wish to
import network settings to the MDR.
Network File Figure 106
7.5.1.3
Geo-Fence File
Geo-Fence File Export creates a file that
contains geo-fence parameters. This file will be called
GEO-FENCE.CONFIG.
Geo-Fence File Import is used when you have
an existing network file on your flash drive and wish to
import geo-fence settings to the MDR.
Geo-Fence File Figure 107
Metadata
Information related to recording parameters, alarms and trigger status can be recorded along with speed, location and G-Force data. In
addition, data related to the unit itself such as voltage and temperature are recorded and plotted graphically in MDR Software (MDRDashboard 5.0 and MDR-Player 5.0). This information is called metadata.
7.5.2.1
Data Export
This area is used to export data to a USB Flash drive.
All will export all historical data for the chosen file type that the
MDR has stored.
Export Time lets you choose a specific period which may be
of interest. You can specify the date and time.
File Type allows you to choose the metadata that you would
like to export. The options are: Snapshots, GPS Data, G-Force
Info, Mob Net Dial Log, Alarm Log and Operation Log.
The storage location follows the format \”MDR unique serial
number”\MDR-504GW\YYYY-MM-DD\log\”log type” and can be
read using NotepadTM.
Data Export Figure 108
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Upgrade
A bus-powered USB hub (minimum of 2 USB ports for USB mouse and USB
flash drive) will be required for upgrade procedures.
FMW/MCU Upgrade is used to upgrade firmware and MCU (Microcontroller)
version. Firmware contains MCU version (combined package) for an easier upgrade.
Although, you can also do individual firmware and MCU version upgrades if there
have been newer versions released with new features. Please check Brigade’s
website regularly for updates. Upgrades require a USB bus-powered hub. Firmware
upgrades take approximately 5 minutes to upload.
Firmware is OSD (on-screen display) related software and directly affects the user
interface.
MCU version is software related to MDR hardware functions.
Create a folder named upgrade in the root directory of your USB flash drive. Copy
either the MCU version or firmware files (or the combined package). Plug the USB
flash drive into USB bus-powered hub which is then connected to the front of the
MDR. Click upgrade to start the upgrade process, see Upgrading Progress Figure
110. After the upgrade, the MDR will restart and display System Upgrade Figure 111.
Check if the firmware/MCU version has been upgraded successfully by checking
system information.
Automatic upgrades can also be carried out. To complete this type of upgrade, create
a folder named autoupgrade in the root directory of your USB flash drive. Plug the
USB flash drive into USB bus-powered hub which is then connected to the front of the
MDR. The process will only begin once the MDR boots up after ignition or after a
manual restart. The MDR will look for the folder during the start-up period. If it does
see a different firmware, then you will be shown Autoupgrade Figure 112. If the
firmware version is the same version installed on the MDR then no upgrade will
occur.
Upgrade Figure 109
Upgrading Progress Figure 110
Warning: Do not connect an external HDD to the front USB port. Only USB Flash
drives (which contain flash memory) is supported by this port.
Brigade will not be held responsible for incorrect use of this port.
Warning: Ensure the flash drive is not unplugged from the MDR during this
process. Power must be supplied to the MDR without any interruption.
Both firmware and MCU upgrades are very sensitive operations and
any power loss may permanently damage the MDR.
System Upgrade Figure 111
IPC Upgrade refers to IP camera upgrades. This is not currently supported.
Autoupgrade Figure 112
Storage
Format is used to remove data from the different storage types. It is possible
to format HDD, SD (Internal), SD (Fireproof Box) and Front USB. You will be
asked to confirm if you would like to format prior to the MDR starting the format
process. See below.
To format the fireproof box, click format then choose MDR5. This will format the
device into a proprietary format that the MDR can record to.
A USB flash drive that is plugged into the front USB of the MDR can also be
formatted to MDR5 or FAT32 format. After formatting the HDD, the MDR will
restart automatically.
Storage Figure 113
Warning: Formatting the different storage types will delete all the data from
that storage.
Note: SD (Fireproof Box) and Front USB will only be shown on the OSD if
plugged in
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Reset
Factory Settings Restore use this feature to restore the
configuration to its default factory settings. Any configuration will be lost,
except video recordings and historical data (highest/lowest temperature,
mileage etc.).
System Restart is used to force the MDR to restart.
Reset Figure 114
Hardware
Hardware Config Import is used to import a hardware config file
from a USB Flash drive. Ensure that you have copied the entire folder
“HWConfigFile” to your flashdrive. If the folder path has been changed,
this will not work and will not find the file correctly. See Hardware Config
Import Figure 121 for a successful prompt window after an import
Hardware Config Export is used to export hardware configs to a
USB flash drive. These can be used on other MDRs that will have the
exact setup. This is a quick method to check the hardware installation. If
a hardware config is imported to an MDR, there is no need to login (super
system check). Click Export to create hardware config file. See Hardware
Config File Figure 120 for the typical path that is automatically created.
General System Check requires the vehicle registration to be filled
in prior to checking. You must have an existing hardware config file on
the MCU. It is used to check for faults.
Super System Check is used to create a hardware configuration
file. Click Login. By default, the Super User password is blank. You are
required to create a password, see Super User Password
Figure 115. We recommend changing the password to “admin”. You will
then be presented with the hardware check screen. This indicates the
state of the HDD, SD cards, cameras and modules. Click the Create
button to store a hardware config on the MCU. See Hardware Config
Save Figure 118.
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Super User Password
Figure 115
Hardware Check Page 1 Figure 116
Hardware Config Save Figure 118
Hardware Check Page 2 Figure 117
Hardware Config File Figure 120
Hardware Config Export Figure 119
Hardware Config Import Figure 121
General System Check Figure 122
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8
8.1
System Information
Version Information
Device Name is a pre-populated field to help identify the MDR unit. The two available
options that will be displayed is either MDR-504XX-500 or MDR-508XX-1000.
Serial Number is a unique identifier for each MDR unit. This information is used to
connect a mobile network or Wi-Fi MDR to MDR-Dashboard. This is made up of 10
alphanumeric characters.
MAC Address refers to media access control address which is a unique identifier.
This is assigned to network interfaces for communications at the data link layer of a
network segment. This consists of 12 alphanumeric characters.
Firmware Version refers to the firmware which contains the OSD menu. The
structure follows: MDR-504_VXXX_TXXXXXX.XX or MDR-508_VXXX_TXXXXXX.XX.
MCU Version refers to microcontroller firmware which is installed in the MDR unit.
This firmware controls all hardware operations. Such as the HDD heater. This is made
up of 9 alphanumeric characters.
Version Information Figure 123
8.2
Modules
Mobile Network
This tab will only show if enabled and configured.
Connection Type shows the connection used to connect to network operators.
The options are: GPRS/EDGE, CDMA, EVDO, WCDMA, TDSCDMA, FDD and
TDD.
Module Status shows whether the MDR sees the presence of the mobile
network module. This will say detected or not detected.
SIM Status shows whether the MDR sees the presence of a SIM card. The
statuses are detected, not detected, available, not available and busy.
Dial Status indicates the SIM’s dial status, which can be dialled up, failed dial up
and unknown error.
Signal Level will display the power level of the signal, this will be xxdBm format.
IP Address refers to the IP address obtained by the SIM from the network
provider.
Mobile Network Figure 124
IMEI refers to International Mobile Equipment Identity number. This is made up of
15 alphanumeric characters.
Wi-Fi
This tab will only show if enabled and configured.
Built-in Wi-Fi Status indicates the current physical state of the internal Wi-Fi
module. This can be detected, not detected, connecting, connection failed,
connected and obtaining IP address (DHCP).
Signal Level will display the power level of the signal in a visual form
more blue bars the better the signal level.
. The
IP Address refers to the IP address obtained by the wireless module.
MAC Address refers to media access control address which is a unique
identifier. This is assigned to network interfaces for communications at the data link
layer of a network segment. This consists of 12 alphanumeric characters.
SmrtCntrllr Wi-Fi Status is unused currently.
SmrtCntrllr SSID is unused currently.
Wi-Fi Figure 125
SmrtCntrllr IP Address is unused currently.
SmrtCntrllr MAC Address is unused currently.
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GPS
GPS Status shows whether the MDR sees the presence of the GPS module.
This will say detected or not detected.
GPS Satellite Count shows how many satellites the GPS module sees, the
value can be between 1 and 24.
Speed indicates the current speed of the vehicle.
GPS Figure 126
8.3
Server Status
Centre Server # displays the current server configuration details. A maximum
of 6 centre servers can be stored.
Server Status shows connection state of the chosen server. This can either be
connected or unconnected.
Network Type indicates the type of connection interface the centre server will
use to attempt to communicate with the MDR Server. There are three options:
Ethernet, Wi-Fi and mobile network.
Server protocol type shows the built-in proprietary communication protocol
that will be used between the MDR unit and MDR Server. This can either be MDR5
or maintenance. Ensure that this is set to MDR5.
Server IP Address displays the IP address of the MDR Server. This can either
be internal or external IP address.
Port shows the port used for communication between the MDR and MDR server.
8.4
Server Status Figure 127
Environment
Voltage (V) indicates the current voltage level the MDR is receiving.
Device Temperature (°C) shows the physical temperature of the MDR unit.
HDD Heater Status indicates the current state of the heater. The heater is
found on the HDD inside the MCU. The heater turns on automatically once the
environment temperature reaches 0°C.
Ignition Status indicates the current state of the ignition wire – yellow on
MDR power cable.
Environment Figure 128
8.5
Storage
Storage Type refers to the medium of storage. By default, HDD and SD (Internal)
should be displayed. FRONT USB may also be displayed here if a flash drive is
connected to the front USB port, found on the docking station.
Warning: Do not connect an external HDD to the front USB port. Only USB
Flash drives (which contain flash memory) is supported by this port.
Brigade will not be held responsible for incorrect use of this port.
Status is an indication of the state of the storage medium. There are three states
that can be shown: RECORDING, NORMAL or FAILED. Recording refers to when
the medium is currently being recorded on. Normal is when the medium is not
currently being recorded on but it has no errors/failures. If a state of failed is
displayed, the MDR should be restarted and the storage medium formatted or
replaced.
Free/Total shows the capacity the storage media. In all storage media, once
formatted, some space will be lost due to binary math. In general, for each gigabyte,
you’ll have about 70MB less space.
Storage Figure 129
Remain Time shows the remaining time on each storage media that is currently
being recorded on.
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8.6
History
Highest Speed is displayed with the relevant date and time.
Total Mileage is an indication of the vehicle’s mileage.
Lowest Voltage is displayed with the relevant date and time.
Highest Voltage is displayed with the relevant date and time.
Lowest Temperature is displayed with the relevant date and time.
Highest Temperature is displayed with the relevant date and time.
Highest Information Clean is used to clear all historic information shown on
this page.
History Figure 130
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MDR-Dashboard 5.0
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 software is used for local playback, analysis, clipping, GPS tracking, vehicle information and events/log display. Remote
Device and Server playback is possible with mobile network and/or Wi-Fi enabled MDR models. MDR-Dashboard 5.0 has the following features:
• Real-time Preview (Depending on model)
• Multi Vehicle Monitoring (Depending on model)
• Playback of Server (Depending on model) and Local Video Data
• Clipping and Downloading Data
• Evidence Management (Depending on model)
• Auto Download Scheduling (Depending on model)
• Basic Data Management
• Alarm Centre (Depending on model)
It allows exporting video clips in three different ways:
• STANDARD - proprietary format (readable only by MDR-Dashboard 5.0 and MDR-Player 5.0)
• EXPORT - an executable file containing an embedded version of the MDR-Player 5.0
• AVI – industry generic video format (without metadata)
Aside from exporting features and event/log display, the MDR-Dashboard 5.0 can read directly from the MCU (Mobile Caddy Unit) or the internal
SD card. These features are not available with MDR-Player 5.0.
9.1
PC System Requirements
The system requires a PC with a USB 2.0 Type-A connector, which will connect the MCU to the PC. A USB cable with USB standard type A
plug to standard B plug is provided with the MDR. The MDR-Dashboard 5.0 is compatible with Microsoft™ Windows™ 7, 8.x (32-bit or 64-bit
version) and 10.x operating systems.
Note: To use the maps feature, an internet connection is required.
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 minimum requirements:
COMPONENT
CPU
Free Hard Disk Drive (HDD) space
Operating System
Web browser
Graphics Card
Software
Resolution
RAM
9.2
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
E5 Series or greater (8 Cores / 16 Threads)
4GB
Windows 7 SP1
Internet Explorer 10
Independent graphics card
Flash player (up to date)
1280x760 (minimum)
8GB
Retrieving HDD Data (Quick Guide)
Open the software by right-clicking on the icon
. Select Run as administrator. This will allow the software to read information from the
MCU. The default username: admin and “default password”: LEAVE BLANK. Once users have filled in username (this must be lower case) click
OK.
In Local mode you have two playback options, HDD and Directory. HDD - is active when the physical MCU (Mobile Caddy Unit) is connected to
your local PC. HDD - is active when the physical MCU (Mobile Caddy Unit) is connected to your local PC.
Double-click the vehicle icon
. This will display ALL calendar events. Double-click on the relevant calendar date this will display the pre-
playback screen. Click on the CLIP button
. Only accessible during while video is being played or paused. Click on the OK button.
The clip settings window will open. Double check start time and end time. Check the number of channels you want to download. The more
channels you choose the bigger the file size.
Choose an option to download your file. Standard is for backing up/for users with the software installed. As it clips and creates video files in
proprietary format (H264). Export will export the footage into an executable when playing back you do not need Dashboard software installed.
We recommend this option if you are sharing this file with a third party (file must not be larger than 1.5 GB). AVI files playable by common
players such as Windows Media Player (WMP™). Each channel is saved separately so unable to view all channels simultaneously. his solution
is the portability of the format. The disadvantage is the lack of protection and missing metadata information. Files can be played and edited by
anyone. We do not recommend this option as it is not secure. Choose the path where to save your file then click OK.
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Click the download button
to view active/historic downloads. The completed tasks automatically move to the Completed tab. Right-click a
task and click open folder
9.3
This will automatically open the location of your downloaded data.
Installing MDR-Dashboard 5.0
• This operation is performed on the client PC. Right-click the
installation file shown in MDR-Dashboard 5.0 icon Figure 131
and click run as administrator.
• There may be a security warning pop-up which may be
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 icon Figure 131
ignored. The software is verified to be virus-free. Click RUN.
• The setup wizard window will then be
displayed. Click NEXT to begin the
installation.
• Users can choose preferred language
display, which is listed in MDRDashboard 5.0 Setup Figure
134installation windows will switch to
the chosen language after click OK.
Note: this only applies for installation
windows, not the MDR-Dashboard 5.0
client interface. The MDR-Dashboard 5.0
client language will follow the current
computer’s language. If want to change the
client interface, please refer to ….
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Setup Figure 132
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Setup Figure 133
• Users can configure the destination
location (if there is not enough free
disk space) which is shown in MDRDashboard 5.0 Location Figure 135. It
is NOT recommended to change the
default location.
• Users can then choose if a start menu
folder should be created as shown in
Start Menu MDR-Dashboard 5.0
Figure 136.
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Setup Figure 134
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Location Figure 135
Start Menu MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Figure
136
Desktop Icon MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Figure
137
• Referring to Desktop Icon MDRDashboard 5.0 Figure 137, users can
choose if a desktop icon is created.
• Users are now prompted to click
NEXT to begin the installation. This is
indicated in MDR-Dashboard 5.0
Installation Figure 138.
• In MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Launch Step
Figure 139 depicts the final step,
users may choose to launch the
software. Tick the box and click
FINISH.
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Installation Figure 138
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Launch Step Figure 139
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9.4
Connecting the MCU to the PC
Pre-Connection Procedure (Preferred)
• Users may follow the below procedure if an internet connection
is present.
• Run Windows Update to have the latest driver database
available.
• PC must be up to date with Windows Update. Browse to
Control Panel and then click on Windows Update to confirm
this. See Windows Update Figure 140.
Windows Update Figure 140
MCU Connection Procedure (Required)
• Users must follow the procedure listed below to correctly mount
the MCU to their PC.
• Connect the USB-B connector to the MCU USB port.
• Connect the USB-A (data and power) connector to a USB port on
the PC. Installing Device Driver Figure 141 will be displayed.
• Once Device Drivers Installed Figure 142 is shown the two drivers
and device have installed successfully.
• Users may now open MDR-Dashboard 5.0 and the HDD will now
appear.
Warning: Premature removal of the MCU USB-A cable from the PC
(during driver installation process) will cause this process to
fail. This will cause the HDD to not appear in the MDRDashboard 5.0.
Installing Device Driver Figure 141
Device Drivers Installed Figure 142
Connection Confirmation
• Open Control Panel.
• Browse to Device and Printers, the device USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge
must be displayed as shown in Devices and Printers Figure 143 as
below.
• View the drivers associated with this device, right click the above USB to
ATA/ATAPI Bridge icon and browse to Properties.
• General Properties Figure 144 will be presented which shows General
and Hardware information.
• Two drivers must be listed under Hardware information, one that
represents the USB interface and one for the HDD. See Hardware
Properties Figure 145.
Devices and Printers Figure 143
Note: If failure occurs a manual removal of the drivers and a re-start of the PC is
required. Please contact Brigade if support is needed.
General Properties Figure 144
9.5
Hardware Properties Figure 145
Loading from HDD/SD
• Right-click the MDR-Dashboard 5.0 shortcut and
RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR.
• The login screen will be displayed as shown in Local
Login Figure 146.
• Default username: admin and default password:
LEAVE BLANK.
• Once users have filled in the username click OK. See
Local Login Details Figure 147.
• The software will display a loading screen as shown
in Loading Screen Figure 148.
Local Login Figure 146
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• This process allows users to load the content of
either a connected HDD Caddy (using the USB
cable) or a mirror recording from the internal/external
SD Card.
• Reading these media storage devices may be slow
depending on the amount of data recorded and the
speed of the interface.
Note: HDD are hot pluggable, so the HDD can be
removed and reconnected. SD cards are not hot
pluggable. To safely remove the SD card, click on the
Safe Removal icon at the bottom right of the Windows™
bar (see Eject SD Figure 149 and Cancel Format Disk
Figure 150).
Local Login Details Figure 147
Warning: After inserting SD
cards into a SD card reader,
Windows™ may request to
format them as shown below
(right). Click Cancel. Formatting
SD card will delete the data from
the SD card.
• To retrieve data from the
HDD, connect the MCU
which contains the HDD to
the local PC using the USB-B
cable. If the MCU does not
power on then connect both
USB-B cables. If MCU still
does not power on, then
switch to another USB port.
• Once the MCU has powered
on, click the refresh icon
, the vehicle will appear
as green to indicate it is
available for browsing.
• The number of connected
MCUs connected the PC will
be displayed under HDD
COUNT. See HDD Count
Figure 151.
9.6
Eject SD Figure 149
Loading Screen Figure 148
HDD Count Figure 151
Cancel Format Disk Figure 150
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Local Mode
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4
5
2
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 User Interface Figure 152
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The MDR-Dashboard 5.0 user interface is sub-divided into several
numbered areas as illustrated in MDR-Dashboard 5.0 User
Interface Figure 152:
1. Data Source Access (Data Source Figure 173)
2. Graphs Panel
3. Controls Panel
4. Media Playback
5. Map
6. Frame Information
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All the above areas are explained in greater detail in the following
sections. During playback, users can zoom in/out on the timeline by
either using the +/- buttons or the mouse scroll wheel. The vertical
blue line can be positioned to the desired time by either dragging it
or by clicking on the timeline directly.
Frame Information Figure 153
Channel Info
• Information about resolution, frame rate and streaming bit rate are
shown in all the 4 or 8 quadrants – only in full screen view (area 4).
• On the top left of each image, users can see the MDR-Dashboard
channel number followed by the company number, vehicle registration
and MDR channel number. Channel Information Figure 154 shows: “4
3-3 - 4”.
• Access full screen mode of a single channel by double-clicking the
desired channel. Exit a full screen view by double-clicking again.
• Audio playback is limited to one channel at a time, single-clicking a
channel will access the audio feed – a green outer box visually confirms
the current audio feed being accessed.
• Each camera channel has two additional features, BLUR
•
•
•
•
•
and
ZOOM
.
Users can use blur to create a mosaic setting of an area which will be
blurred throughout video playback. See Creating Mosaic for Blur Figure
155, Setting the Blur Area Figure 156 and Blur Activated Figure 157.
BLUR can be applied to a channel for a clipping of a video segment.
Click the delete button to remove a blur from a channel.
ZOOM is used to create a magnified
view of a selected area of a camera
channel. Click the magnifying glass and
then choose the desired box area. This
is now the only area that will be visible
during playback. To exit this view,
double-click the camera channel. See
Choosing Zoom Area Figure 158 and
Creating Mosaic for Blur
Zoom area Figure 159.
Figure 155
ZOOM cannot be applied to a clipping – this
feature is for viewing a critical area more
closely.
Channel Information Figure 154
Setting the Blur Area
Figure 156
Blur Activated Figure 157
is used to ZOOM in or out of the
time scale. Maximum ZOOM in is 5 seconds
and minimum ZOOM out is 24 hours.
Choosing Zoom Area Figure 158
Zoom area Figure 159
Events and Graphs
• Information about events can be viewed by clicking on the EVENT button as
shown in Extended View Settings Figure 160. This will provide a list of all the
events.
• Events can also be filtered by clicking on each tab shown in Event Information
Figure 161. Users may use the arrows to access various tab options. Doubleclicking a log in the event list will jump to that point in playback mode.
• OSD settings – the sensor 2-character names are displayed in the event list
with brackets. See Event Information Figure 161.
• Events can also be ordered based on a user-specific hierarchy. Click on the
Extended View Settings Figure 160
(Event Information Figure 161) icon to access and change the order. Use
the
shown in Event Hierarchy Figure 162.
Event Information Figure 161
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• See Event Information Figure 161. Event information consists of event names,
event times and event descriptions (use horizontal scrollbar to view).
• Users can access vehicle information such as
➢ Recorded channel data graph based on time
➢ Speed graph based on time
➢ G-force data graph based on time
• Double-clicking on a graphical point will jump to that time in playback.
• Click the drop-down menu shown in Graph Options Figure 163 and choose
VEHICLE STATUS.
• Once the vehicle status sub-menu has been opened as shown in Vehicle
Status Figure 164, click on the desired option to view the graphical data.
Event Hierarchy Figure 162
• Events are shown clearly using red vertical
markers
on all graphs. Hovering
over these markers provides users with
additional information; see Channel Graph
Figure 166 for an example.
• White video channel bars represent normal
recordings. Orange video channel bars
represent alarm recordings.
Graph Options Figure 163
Vehicle Status Figure 164
Device Status Figure
165
Channel Graph Figure 166
• Users can access device information such as:
➢ Device temperature graph based on time – using the built-it temperature sensor
➢ Environment graph based on time – not currently supported
➢ Voltage graph based on time
• Click the drop-down menu shown in Graph Options Figure 163 and choose DEVICE STATUS.
• Once the device status sub-menu has been opened as shown in Device Status Figure 165, click on the desired option to view the graphical
data.
• Wheel rotation speed is currently unused.
Speed Graph Figure 167
• G-Force is displayed as a triple graph with red, green and yellow lines where each colour represents the X, Y and Z axes respectively.
•
These tickboxes can be ticked or unticked depending on the desired graphical information.
•
The highest and lowest peaks of the current graph area are shown to the right of every graph.
G-Force Graph Figure 168
Temperature Graph Figure 169
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Frame Information
The Frame Info panel (Frame Information Figure
170) provides information about firmware/MCU
version, Register Info, vehicle tracking and vehicle
information (temperature and voltage).
FRAME INFORMATION consists of:
• Firmware version
• MCU version
• Vehicle Registration
• G-Force
• GPS
• Speed
• Voltage
• Device Temperature
Frame Information Figure 170
Sensor Status
• The 2-character names are set in the OSD menu
where users name each sensor. See 7.3.1.1 IO for
more information.
• MDR-Dashboard 5.0 displays the status of the
sensor triggers at the bottom of the Frame Info (area
6). Sensor Status Figure 171 shows the ignition
(IGN) and the sensor input named Br (Brake)
triggered.
•
PB (Panic button) and IGN (Ignition) are not
configurable.
•
By default, your MDR has been set up to show Li
(Left Indicator), Ri (Right Indicator), Rv (Reverse
camera) and BR (Brake) sensors in the Frame
Information.
Sensor Status Figure 171
Map Tracking
The map (area 5) refreshes the position of the vehicle continuously during
playback and displays the vehicle registration. Zooming in and out on the map
can be done using the +/- buttons.
• There are two map view settings that can be turned on/off:
• Lock map to vehicle automatically
• Show Line/Hide Line
• Click the Lock Map button
to ensure that the vehicle is always
shown in the centre of the map. If this is turned off then the map can move
freely regardless of the vehicle position.
• Click the Line button
which will turn the vehicle route track line on
or off depending on this setting. It is advised to have this turned on.
• The red trace indicates the route that has been travelled while the blue
represents the route the vehicle will travel. Google Maps Satellite View is
also supported.
• A hazard symbol
Map Tracking Figure 172
on the map will show points where an alarm was triggered. If there are multiple alarms in close succession, a box
indicating the number of alarms will be shown on the map
. Click on these icons to access additional information
about the alarm.
• Video playback will move to the event point if this is clicked on.
Note: As an alternative, MS Bing maps can be chosen. Changing maps requires restarting the MDR-Player 5.0 which will be requested
once the setting has been changed.
9.7
Loading from a USB flash drive or Folder
This procedure applies to recordings previously downloaded from the MDR and saved onto a USB flash drive or saved onto a PC.
• To read exported files, click on the Local Files tab found on the Data Source Access (area 1). See Data Source Figure 173.
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1
Data Source Figure 173
• Users click on the Local file tab as shown in Local Files Tab
Figure 174.
• Click the ADD button as shown in Directory Add Figure 175.
Browse to the relevant folder and click SELECT FOLDER.
• This brings up a Windows™ Explorer dialogue box
(Windows Explorer Folder Figure 176) which allows users to
select the folder that contains the recordings. Select the
MDR Vehicle name, in this example 3-3.
• Once the folder has been successfully loaded, it will appear
as shown in Clipping Directory Figure 177.
• If there was a directory specified previously, click the refresh
Local Files Tab Figure 174
Directory Add Figure 175
icon
to get the directory to appear. This will be a green
icon to indicate it is available for browsing.
• Double-click the vehicle icon. This will display ALL calendar
events. A typical example of a calendar is shown in HDD
Calendar Figure 181.
• The directory will now appear in the left pane as shown in
Clipping Directory Figure 177.
• Multiple directories can be specified. Directories may be
searched. See Directory Search Figure 178. Custom and
Advanced searches can be configured. See Windows
Explorer Folder Figure 176 and Advanced Search Settings
Figure 180.
Windows Explorer Folder Figure 176
Clipping Directory Figure 177
Directory Search Figure 178
Custom Search Figure 179
Advanced Search Settings Figure 180
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9.8
Reading Data
• Double-click the vehicle icon
. This will display ALL
calendar events.
• Each colour represents:
➢ Green dates represent normal recordings
➢ Orange dates represent alarm recordings
➢ Red dots represent metadata data
➢ Blue outline represents the current date (today’s date)
• Metadata is treated as separate data sets, store 30 recording
days maximum (work on calendar dates)
• A typical example of a calendar is shown in HDD Calendar
Figure 181.
HDD Calendar Figure 181
• To refine the data displayed, users should setup the search
criteria. Custom and Advanced searches can be created. HDD
Search Figure 182.
• Ensure that the DOWNLOAD METADATA is always ticked.
See Metadata Setting Figure 183. This will ensure that all
metadata (graphical) is shown with playback video.
• Users double-click on the relevant calendar date. This will then
display the pre-playback screen. See Pre-playback Figure
184. Users can choose which channels to view during
playback.
HDD Search Figure 182
Metadata Setting Figure 183
Pre-playback Figure 184
• Users can access different view settings such as, MAP,
VIDEO and VIDEO/MAP. See View Options Figure 185.
• Frame information and Event information can also be accessed
from this panel. To return to the calendar view from the current
playback, click the back arrow
Figure 186.
View Options Figure 185
. See Return to Calendar
Return to Calendar Figure 186
• Choose which channels to playback.
• Click the Play button
Current Position
of Playback and
Playback Speed
to display the data.
Rewind
Stop
Fast Forward
Next Frame
Snapshot
GPS Filter
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MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Controls Panel Figure 187
• Fast Forward options (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x). Maximum
Slow Forward options are 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 and 1/32.
• Double-clicking an individual channel to make it full screen.
There are other video viewing options as shown in Video View
Options Figure 188. This is dependent on model (4 channels or
8 channels).
➢ Full Screen
➢ Previous Page
➢ Next Page
➢ Three Windows
➢ Four Windows
➢ Six Windows
➢ 9 Windows
9.9
Video View Options Figure 188
Exporting Videos
• Click on the CLIP button
. Only accessible during while video is being played or
paused.
• Green clip markers appear (broken vertical lines). See Clipping a Video Figure 189.
• Select the start and end time for the clip by dragging and dropping to the desired
time, users may also make fine adjustments to the times by typing. See Clip
Settings Figure 190.
• Once satisfied click on the OK button
• The following window will appear to choose the channels, clipping time (when
unhappy with the markers) and the kind of exporting function. There are three types
of exporting:
➢ Standard
➢ Export
➢ AVI
• The STANDARD option cuts the clip and creates a folder structure containing the
video files in original proprietary format (H264) onto a local storage device (e.g.
HDD).
• Note: Users are not allowed to use the same location as the original folder. Once
clipped, the files will be found in a folder named with the following format:
\Company_Name-Vehicle_Number\YYYY-MM-DD\record
Clipping a Video Figure 189
Clip Settings Figure 190
• The EXPORT option allows users to export clips into a single .exe file with an embedded MDR-Player 5.0. This option is the recommended
solution as it contains metadata and the Clip. It MUST be password protected and played without the need of any additional player software. If
a password is not created, the file will not be accessible. Maximum size of the file is 1GB to 1.5GB depending on system.
• The AVI option creates .AVI files playable by common players such as Windows Media Player (WMP™) and Video Lan Client (VLC). The
advantages of this solution are the portability of the format. The disadvantage is the lack of protection and missing metadata. These files can be
played and edited by anyone. The only information contained in the video image is selected by the OSD options.
• Users may monitor the progress of current/completed download tasks under in the downloads area. Click the
button.
• See Current Download Tasks Figure 191. Task priority is a first come first serve basis. If another task has a higher priority, use
stop a task and the
to
to start the priority task. If an error is made, tasks made be deleted using the
Current Download Tasks Figure 191
• Completed tasks automatically move to the Completed tab, see Completed
Download Tasks Figure 192.
• Right-click a completed task to access a sub-menu as shown in Completed Submenu Figure 193.
Completed Sub-menu Figure 193
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Completed Download Tasks Figure 192
9.10 Saving Snapshots
• Click the desired channel; this will be highlighted by a green outline.
• Click on the Snapshot button
in the Controls Panel.
• A pop-up window will be displayed on the bottom right corner of the
desktop (next to the time/calendar). The snapshot location is also shown
here (See Snapshot pop-up Figure 194).
• Click on the Snapshot Successful information
access the IMAGE FILTER, this shows all historic locally stored
snapshots. See Snapshot Image Filter Figure 195.
to
Snapshot Image Filter Figure 195
Snapshot pop-up Figure 194
9.11 User and System settings
• The current logged in username, date (Client PC) and time (Client PC) is
displayed. See User and System Area Figure 196.
User and System Area Figure 196
• This area is used to logout. This is achieved by clicking on the logout icon
.
This brings up a confirmation window for logging out. Click YES or NO and
thereafter the MDR-Dashboard 5.0 login screen will be displayed. See Logout
Screen Figure 198.
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Settings Menu Figure 197
• Click on the gear icon
to display a submenu containing SYSTEM
SETTINGS and ABOUT options. See MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Settings Menu
Figure 197.
• The ABOUT option will display the window shown in About Figure 199. This will
show the current MDR-Dashboard 5.0 version.
• The Check for Updates option will take the user to the brigade website where
relevant updates can be downloaded.
Logout Screen Figure 198
Check for Updates Figure 192a
• Refer to the SYSTEM window in System Settings Figure 202. This area is used
to configure the following:
➢ Path for Snapshots
➢ Map Type – Google map or OS Map
➢ Language – English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Italian,
German, French, Dutch available
Note: If the language can’t be displayed properly, please follow steps below
for troubleshooting:
•
Install Windows language pack
Go to Windows Settings-> Time & language-> Region &
language->Add a language-> Install the language you want to
display
About Figure 199
Install Language Pack Figure 200
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•
Change location
Go to Control Panel-> Clock and Region-> Region->
Administrative ->Change system locale-> Change to the
country/location which speaks the language.
➢ Speed Unit
➢ Temperature Unit
➢ Automatically switches to the main stream – Unused
➢ Loop Playback Video – this will play the entire selected video on repeat.
This feature can be used for HDD or directory playback
➢ Auto-logout – Automatically logout the MDR-Dashboard 5.0 client after
certain amount of time.
➢ Auto-Close Video – Automatically stop liveview after certain amount of
time, considering save data usage and avoid people accidentally leave
the liveview always on.
➢ Alarm Settings Count (Server mode only) – shows the historical alarm
and events in the alarm log area. The default amount is 200.
➢ Alarm Settings Time (Server mode only) – shows the alarm and events
for the past time range setting in the alarm log area. The default amount
is 30 minutes.
Note: Because Russian use different characters as other languages, if
want to change the software to Russian, please download the Russian
language pack from Window first.
• System Settings is comprised of 2 windows –
System and Permission Settings. System
Settings are shown in System Settings Figure
202
• See the PERMISSION SETTINGS window shown
in Permission Settings Figure 203. This area is
used to setup local user logins.
• Only the ADMIN account can create new local
user accounts.
• Any local user accounts are for users that will
login using the SAME PC but require different
levels of access.
• These accounts can be assigned passwords.
This is also where the permissions for each local
user are set. Passwords should be noted down
by each user.
Change Location Figure 201
System Settings Figure 202
Permission Settings Figure 203
Adding a Local User Figure 204
10 MDR-Player 5.0
MDR-Player 5.0 is like MDR-Dashboard 5.0 visually and in operation. MDR-Player 5.0 is used mainly to playback executable video files (.exe).
The system is compatible with a PC running Microsoft Windows™ 7, 8.x (32-bit or 64-bit version) and 10 operating systems. To understand the
key feature differences between the software, please see the Table below:
MDR-Dashboard 5.0 vs MDR-Player 5.0
MDR-DASHBOARD 5.0
Installation Required
MDR-PLAYER 5.0
Direct Executable File
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MDR-DASHBOARD 5.0
Playback Sources – Server HDD, Local HDD, Local SD
Evidence, Remote Device and Directory Playback (Clippings)
Live Mode, Playback Mode Evidence Mode
View, Clip and Export Recordings
Choice of Snapshot
View Events and Logs
Channel Blur and Zoom
MDR-PLAYER 5.0
Playback Sources – Exported files (password protected .exe)
and Directory Playback (Clippings)
Playback Mode
View Recordings
Individual Snapshot
No option to view events and logs
No Channel Blur and Zoom
10.1 Exported MDR-Player 5.0
• The embedded MDR-Player 5.0 is a
single executable file that can be
password protected (user choice)
which is generated by the MDRDashboard 5.0.
• The file contains an exported clip with
the MDR-Player 5.0. By double-clicking
on the .exe file, the MDR-Player 5.0 is
launched and automatically displays
the recordings with metadata. See the
images for the exported icon and the
password prompt window.
Exported MDR Icon Figure 205
Password Prompt Figure 206
10.2 Setting up MDR-Player 5.0
• MDR-Player 5.0 does not require any installation. If you have
already installed MDR Dashboard 5.0, MDR-Player 5.0 can be
accessed in the start-up menu or via a shortcut found on the
desktop.
• See MDR-Player 5.0 Icon Figure 207. Double click on the
Brigade logo named MDR-Player 5.0 to start the program.
MDR-Player 5.0 Icon Figure 207
10.3 Basic Operations
MDR-Player 5.0 allows three ways of loading the data:
• From a clip with embedded MDR-Player 5.0 (as explained in section 10.1)
• Opening a file
Users may access the following information using the dropdown menu. See Vehicle
Status Figure 208:
• Channel
• Speed
• G-Force
Vehicle Status Figure 208
• Temperature
• Voltage
The following interface will appear as shown below. MDR-Player 5.0 Figure 209 illustrates a multiple camera view, a timeline with control
buttons and a Google Maps view.
Note: To use the maps feature, an internet connection is required.
MDR-Player 5.0 Figure 209
The toolbar (Controls Panel Figure 154) has the following options:
• Open File
• Pause
• Rewind
• Stop
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Slow Forward (x1/2 or x1/4)
Fast Forward (x2 or x4)
Previous Frame
Next Frame
Sound
Snapshot – takes a screenshot of the selected channel which are stored in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\MDR-Player
5.0\Temp
• Frame Information
Open File
Current Position of
Playback and
Playback Speed
Rewind
Play/Pause
Stop
Slow Forward
Fast Forward
Next Frame
Previous Frame
Snapshot
Sound Volume
Frame Information
MDR-Player 5.0 Controls Panel Figure 210
To access local clippings (H.264) click the OPEN FILE icon
. Selecting
Open File (Open File Figure 211), a Windows™ Explorer browsing dialogue is
displayed. Navigate to the folder where the .h264 native files are. If users select
the file for one single channel, MDR-Player 5.0 will automatically load the other
channels (if present) corresponding to the same time frame.
Open File Figure 211
Clippings (H.264 files) created with previous version MDR-Dashboard 1.0 can only
be played with MDR-Player 1.0. Clippings created with MDR-Dashboard 5.0 can
only be played using MDR-Player 5.0.
Selecting Open File requires users to browse and select a folder by date as
illustrated (File Browser Figure 212).
File Browser Figure 212
Once the data has loaded, users can play the videos (maximum 4 channels for the MDR-504xx-500 or 8 channels for the MDR-508xx-1000).
Double clicking on a single channel image would trigger this channel into full screen. Audio playback from channel 1 is played when multiple
channels are displayed. Users can select a different audio source by single clicking another channel image.
During playback, users can zoom in/out on the timeline by either using the +/- button or by using the mouse scroll wheel.
Speed Graph Figure 213
Voltage Graph Figure 214
Temperature Graph Figure 215
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G-Force Graph Figure 216
Use the
icon to access frame information. Information such as sensor trigger status, GPS location, Firmware/MCU and video
recording parameters are displayed (Frame Information Figure 161).
Firmware and
MCU Versions
GPS Location
Trigger Status e.g. Br (Brake Trigger)
Frame Information Figure 217
In the maps (below) tracking information refreshes continuously while playing and displays the vehicle registration. Zooming in and out on the
map can be done using the +/- buttons; or by using the mouse scroll wheel.
Note: The Hand tool allows users to move the map, but the image is periodically refreshed to keep the vehicle in the centre of the map.
The red trace indicates the route that has been travelled while the blue represents the route ahead.
Google Maps Satellite is also supported on the MDR-Player 5.0.
The map area has two options when viewing GPS data. When
the icons are green, this implies that this feature is active.
• Lock map to vehicle automatically
. This means
that the vehicle will be centred in the map and users will
be unable to move the map freely.
• Show Line/Hide Line
data of the vehicle’s route.
is used to show the tracking
There are also zoom in and zoom out buttons located on the
MDR-Player 5.0 Map Figure 218
bottom right of the map.
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11 Advanced Ethernet Configurations
This section is dedicated to an advanced feature for individuals with networking knowledge which
enables users to:
• Live View of Cameras
• Playback and download of recordings
• View and download of logs
• Configure MDR unit settings
This feature is not recommended for field operations, diagnosis and configuration.
Warning: The web interface menu below (left) does not match the OSD menu found on the
MDR. Terminology may differ but the same settings can be found.
Internet Explorer Version Figure 219
Warning: To achieve full functionality (snapshots, downloads, live view etc.) open Internet
Explorer by running as Asdministrator for Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating systems.
Note: The configuration requires a Cat5e cable, a Microsoft Windows™ Operating system; a PC
with an Ethernet RJ45 port and a wireless adapter with Internet Access (may be needed to
download the plugin).
Warning: Playback, Live view and Maintenance features are dependent on your Internet
Explorer version.
11.1 Ethernet Setup
• Connect an Ethernet cable to the PC and
Ethernet LAN port on the back of the
MDR.
• The following steps apply to PCs running
Windows 7 upwards. Before making
changes to the PC’s network settings,
ensure all work is saved.
• Local Area Connection Properties Figure
220 shows the network configuration
window. This dialog may be accessed by
right clicking on “Open Network and
Sharing Centre” on the desktop
.
Select the appropriate network interface by
double clicking.
Local Area Connection Properties Figure 220
• Select the “Internet Protocol Version 4
(TCP/IPv4)” item and click “Properties”.
Internet Protocol Version 4 Figure 221 is
displayed; an IP address should be
entered in this box; 192.168.1.1 is shown
in the example. (This address is on the
same subnet as the MDR, which has a
default IP address of 192.168.1.100).
• To locate the MDR IP, log into the MDR
menu, go to Basic Setup → Ethernet and
check the IP address.
• To change type, the new IP and click save.
• To test the PC connection to the MDR,
open the Command prompt by typing cmd
within the start-up menu. Ping the MDR IP
address by typing ping 192.168.1.100.
These results are shown in Results from
Command Prompt Figure 223.
• Open an Internet Explorer web page and
type the following http://192.168.1.100. A
pop-up window will appear in Internet
Explorer requesting permission to allow
the installation/running of a plugin
“N9M_ACTIVEX”. See Plugin Pop-up
Figure 225.
• Allow the plugin and its installation.
• After the plugin is successfully installed,
the login window (Web User Login Figure
226) will appear.
• Enter the appropriate password (same as
MDR unit login) to grant the correct
permissions, and then click LOGIN.
Internet Protocol Version 4 Figure 221
Results from Command Prompt Figure 223
MDR Network Settings Figure 222
Internet Explorer Web Address Figure 224
Plugin Pop-up Figure 225
Note: If MDR unit password is disabled,
click LOGIN after entering a username only.
Web User Login Figure 226
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11.2 Ethernet Operation
• Once logged in, 5 tabs will be displayed as follows:
PLAYBACK; LIVE VIEW; MAINTENANCE; LOG
and CONFIG. See Web Application Manager Figure 227.
• PLAYBACK tab allows users to view and download
recordings.
• LIVE tab allows users to view the live cameras.
• MAINTENANCE shows you basic information, device
module information, storage device information and version
information.
• LOG is used to display and export logs.
• CONFIG is used to configure MDR settings such as basic
setup, surveillance, events and alarms.
• PLAYBACK tab allows users to view and play recordings.
Users can SEARCH by date, type, time, channel and the
source of the recording.
• Clicking various calendar dates will automatically load video
data in the timeline.
• Snaps are saved in the following path (Default):
C:\Users\Administrator\NVR\192.XXX.XXX.XXX\CAPTURE\
CHXX
Note: Please use admin account to operate, also use
admin authority to open the IE web browser (right click run
as administrator), or snaps will be saved in a Windows temp
folder called:
C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCa
che\Virtualized\C\Users\XXXXX\NVR\XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX\
CAPTURE. This folder is invisible at most of the time.
Please follow online instructions to unhide those folders as
needed.
• See the toolbar and the view options shown below:
Web Application Manager Figure 227
Playback Figure 230
Playback Toolbar Figure 228
Playback View Options Figure 229
• PLAYBACK also will show a record list based on your
search which can be downloaded. You can access this by
clicking on Record List found below the Search button.
• Tick which channels you would like to download then click
Backup.
• Then a pop-up window will ask for that data type.
• Proprietary and AVI data is stored in the following path
(Default):
C:\Users\Administrator\NVR\192.168.14.219\BACKUP
Note: Please use computer admin profile to operate, also
use admin authority to open the IE web browser (right click
run as administrator), or record date will be saved in a
Windows temp folder called:
C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCa
che\Virtualized\C\Users\XXXXX\NVR\XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX\
BACKUP. This folder is invisible at most of the time. Please
follow online instructions to unhide those folders as needed.
Record List Figure 233
Web Export Figure 231
Export Status Bar Figure 232
• Live view is used to view live cameras. Audio is also
accessible. The green outline indicates which channel’s
audio is playing.
• See view options below. Snaps are saved in the same path
as above. Each channel settings can be adjusted
individually such as brightness, colour, contrast and
saturation using
.
• You can switch between main stream and sub stream using
options in Live Stream Options Figure 236.
Live View Options Figure 234
Live View Figure 237
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Live Channel View Settings Figure 235
Live Stream Options Figure 236
11.3 Ethernet Maintenance
• Basic information displays the current and historic
state of camera channels. This can be due to several
reasons such as damage, poor contact and
installation.
• Device module displays information with regards to
the mobile network, Wi-Fi and GPS module. See
below:
Ethernet Maintenance Figure 239
Ethernet Module Information Figure 238
• Storage Device is used for varied features. It
shows all storage devices, HDD, SD(Internal),
SD(FPB) and FRONT USB. The free/total capacities
are displayed.
• You can format a chosen storage device by clicking
. See below for format confirmation window.
• Under the Local Storage section, you define the
path used for snaps and video backups. By default,
this is set to:
C:\Users\Administrator\NVR\
Ethernet Format Confirmation Figure 240
Ethernet Storage Devices Figure 241
• Version Information shows the device type,
which can be MDR-504XX-500 or MDR-508XX-1000.
• The current firmware and MCU version is also
displayed. CP3/4 version is currently not used.
• You can upgrade firmware and MCU version by
browsing to your file path and clicking Upgrade.
• Configuration files can be exported. Once you click
export an Internet Explorer prompt will ask to save the
file. See below.
• Importing a configuration file, require you to have a
config file already stored locally and this is then sent
to the MDR.
Ethernet Config File Figure 242
Ethernet Version Information Figure 243
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11.4 Ethernet Log
• Log is used to search, display and export logs from the MDR.
• Logs can be alarm logs, operation logs or locked logs.
• Alarm logs can be filtered further by type such as: IO, Panic,
Speed, Video Loss, Blind detection, Motion detection, GForce and Geo-Fence.
• Search results are displayed below containing information
such as type, date, time and details.
• Exporting log files is done by clicking Export, this will then
show an Internet Explorer prompt as shown below. Click
Save. By default, this will save to the following path:
C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads
• Exports are stored as .txt files which can be opened by a text
editor such as Notepad™.
Ethernet Logs Figure 245
Ethernet Log File Figure 244
11.5 Ethernet Configuration
Ethernet configuration is a web version of the OSD map found on the MDR. Please refer to Chapter 7 Setup for further details. Ensure you click
save after each change to ensure this gets sent to the MDR.
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12 On-screen Display Map
Note: GREEN ARIAL BLACK ITALICS represents default settings
Lucida Handwriting Font represents mobile network and/or Wi-Fi menu options
12.1 Rec Search
Rec Search
Rec Search
TITLE
OPTION No 1
Source
HDD
Sub-strm SD
Drop
down
option
Main Strm SD
Month
(XXX)
Year
(XXXX)
Choose on
calendar view
(Orange)
Date
Next
---------------→
TITLE
Search Options
OPTION No 1
Video Type
ALL
Normal
Alarm
Channel
1-8
INDIVIDUAL
Search
1-4 group
5-8 group
--------------→
TITLE
Search Results
OPTION No 1
Zoom Out
Zoom In
Earlier in day
Later in day
Channel
options
Playback Start
Time
CH1-CH8
Choose time using
number pad
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Export
Playback
(During
Playback
right-click
removes OSD
from view)
Back
Start time
Export ------→
Show/Hide Volume
menu
XX.XX.XX
PROPRIETAR
Y DATA
Export Time
AVI data
File Size
Remaining/
Total
Choose time using
number pad
Volume Increase
Volume Decrease
Mute Volume
Next Channel
Previous Channel
Rewind x2 x4 x8
x16
Play / Pause
Fast Forward x2 x4
x8 x16
Slow Forward 1/2
1/4 1/8 1/16
Step
Back
12.2 SYSTEM INFO
Version Info
TITLE
Version Info
OPTION No 1
Device Name
MDR-504xx-xxxx or MDR-508xx-xxxx
Serial Num
MAC Address
Firmware Version
MCU Version
XXXXXXXXXX (10 characters)
XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX (12 characters)
MDR-504_VXXX_TXXXXXX.XX or MDR-508_VXXX_TXXXXXX.XX
TXXXXXXXX (9 characters)
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Modules
12.2.2.1
Mob Net
Mob Net
OPTION No 1
GPRS/EDGE
CDMA
EVDO
WCDMA
TDSCDMA
FDD
TDD
Module Status (Physical State)
Detected
Not Detected
SIM Status (Physical State)
SIM Detected
SIM Not Detected
SIM Available
SIM Not Available
SIM Busy
Dial Status
Dialled Up
Failed Dial Up
Unknown Error
TITLE
Connection Type
Signal Level
IP Address
IMEI
12.2.2.2
(XXdBm)
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (15 characters)
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
TITLE
Built-in Wi-Fi Status (Physical State)
Signal Level
IP Address
MAC Address
SmrtCntrllr Wi-Fi Status
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX (12 characters)
Detected
Not Detected
Unique ID
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
SmrtCntrllr SSID
SmrtCntrllr IP Address
SmrtCntrllr MAC Address
12.2.2.3
OPTION No 1
Detected
Not Detected
Connecting
Connection Failed
Connected
Obtaining IP Address (DHCP)
XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX (12 characters)
GPS
GPS
TITLE
GPS Status (Physical State)
GPS Satellite Count
Speed
OPTION No 1
DETECTED
Not Detected
1 - 24
MPH/ KM/H
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Server Status
Centre Server #
TITLE
Server Status
OPTION No 1 (up to 8 using
buttons)
UNCONNECTED
Connected
Network Type
Mob Net
Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Auto-adapt
Server Protocol Type
MDR5
Server IP Address
Port
Maintenance
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
XXXXX (usually 5 characters, depends on port specification)
Environment
Environment
TITLE
Voltage (V)
Device Temperature (°C)
HDD Heater Status
OPTION No 1
XX.XX
XX.XX
Off
On
Off
On
Ignition Status
Storage
Storage
TITLE
Storage Type
Status
Free/Total (in Megabytes, Gigabytes or Terabytes)
Remain Time (in Days/Hours/Minutes)
OPTION No 1
HDD
SD (Internal)
SD (FPB)
FRONT USB
Recording
Normal
Failed
XXX.X
X.X
History
History
TITLE
Highest Speed
Total Mileage
Lowest Voltage
Highest Voltage
Lowest Temperature
Highest Temperature
Highest Information Clean
OPTION No 1
xx MPH/KM/H,
dd/mm/yyyy, hh:mm:ss
xxxx.xxxx MILE / KM
xx.xV, dd/mm/yyyy,
hh:mm:ss
x.xV, dd/mm/yyyy,
hh:mm:ss
xx.x F/C, dd/mm/yyyy,
hh:mm:ss
xx.x F/C, dd/mm/yyyy,
hh:mm:ss
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12.3 LOG SEARCH
Log Search
OPTION No 1
TITLE
Month
Year
Choose on calendar view
(Orange)
Date
Next
Start Time
hh:mm:ss
End Time
Log Type
hh:mm:ss
Using Number
Pad.
------------------------→
OPERATION
LOG
Alarm Type---→
Alarm Log---→
Locked Log
ALL
IO
Panic Button
Search-→
Speed
G-Force
Video Loss
Motion Detection
Blind Detection
Geo-Fence
12.4 SETUP
Basic Setup
12.4.1.1
12.4.1.1.1
Reg Info
Vehicle Info
Vehicle Info
TITLE
Vehicle Reg (Shows on MDR-Dashboard)
Vehicle Num (Shows on MDR-Dashboard)
12.4.1.1.2
OPTION No 1
XXXXXXXXXX (10 characters)
XXXXXXXXXX (10 characters)
Driver Info
Driver Info
TITLE
Driver Number (Not Shown in MDR-Dashboard)
Driver Name (MDR-Dashboard Evidence Area)
12.4.1.1.3
OPTION No 1
XXXXXXXXXX (10 characters)
XXXXXXXXXX (10 characters)
Company Info
Company Info
TITLE
Company Name (Shows on MDR-Dashboard)
Company Branch (Shows on MDR-Dashboard)
12.4.1.2
12.4.1.2.1
OPTION No 1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (16 characters)
XXXXXXXXXX (8 characters)
Time Setup
General
TITLE
Date Format
General
OPTION No 1
DAY/MONTH/YEAR
MONTH/DAY/YEAR
YEAR-MONTH-DAY
Time Format
24 HOURS
12 Hours
Time Zone
(GMT) DUBLIN, EDINBURGH, LONDON
(GMT/±HH:MM) “City[Cities]”
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12.4.1.2.2
Time Sync
Time Sync
OPTION No 1
Choose from calendar
Use numpad to enter time
TITLE
Date/Time
dd/mm/yyyy
hh:mm:ss
ENABLED
GPS
Disabled
NTP sync
Enabled -----------------→
DISABLED
time.nist.gov
time.windows.com
time.nw.nist.gov
time-a.nist.gov
time-b.nist.gov
User-Defined-------→
Alpha-numeric keypad
32 Character limit
12.4.1.2.3
DST
DST
TITLE
OPTION No 1
Enable
ENABLED----------------→
MAR. Choose Calendar
Start
Month = XXX
1ST; 2nd; 3RD; 4TH; LAST
SUNDAY Choose Day of
Week
02:00:00 Choose time
hh:mm:ss
OCT. Choose Calendar
Month = XXX
1st, 2nd; 3RD; 4TH; LAST
SUNDAY Choose Day of
Week
Disabled
End
02:00:00 Choose time
hh:mm:ss
12.4.1.3
12.4.1.3.1
Power
On/Off
On/Off
OPTION No 1
TITLE
On/Off Mode
IGNITION
Timer ----------------------→
Ignition or Timer--------→
Non-stop
Timer From
Enter Start Time
Enter End Time
hh:mm:ss
hh:mm:ss
Enabled (Disables Shutdown Delay)
DISABLED
600 SECONDS (0-86399)
Shutdown Delay
12.4.1.3.2
seconds
Using Number
Pad
Voltage
Voltage
TITLE
Low Voltage Protection
OPTION No 1
Enabled-----→
DISABLED
Low Voltage (8~11.5) V / (20~23.5) V
Start-up Voltage (12~14) V / (24~26) V
Observe Time (Period observed for it to
be considered a low voltage event)
Shutdown Delay (When MDR enters
Low Voltage, this delay will countdown
after observe time completes)
Low Volt Upload (Uploads Low Volt
Information to MDR Server, requires
mobile network or Wi-Fi MDR model)
11.0 V / 22.0 V
12.0 V / 24.0 V
300 SECONDS (0-1800) seconds
300 SECONDS (0-1800) seconds
Enabled
DISABLED
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12.4.1.4
User Setup
USER SETUP
TITLE
Menu Idle Time (Automatically
Logout Period)
OPTION No 1
30 Seconds
1 Minute
3 MINUTES
5 Minutes
10 Minutes
Never
Enabled --→
Username
admin
user
User Group
ADMIN
Edit ---------→
Username
User Group
New Password
Normal User
Add
(Active if a maximum of 2
user accounts exist)
Confirm New
Password
Username
Delete (user
only)
User Group
Password
Confirm Password
12.4.1.5
12.4.1.5.1
XXXXXXXXXX
(10 characters)
Admin
Normal User
XXXXX…XXXXX
(16 characters)
Network
Ethernet
Ethernet
TITLE
OPTION No 1
DHCP Mode
Enabled-----------→
DISABLED
ENABLED-----------→
Static IP
Disabled
12.4.1.5.2
OBTAIN DNS AUTO
Use following DNS -----→
Preferred DNS Server
Alternate DNS Server
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Gateway
Use following DNS -----→
192.168.001.100
255.255.255.000
192.168.001.254
Preferred DNS Server
Alternate DNS Server
008.008.008.008
008.008.004.004
008.008.008.008
008.008.004.004
Ports
Ports
TITLE
Web Port (IE access to MDR
using Ethernet)
12.4.1.5.3
TITLE
Enable
OPTION No 1
80
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
OPTION No 1
OFF
SSID
On --------→
Encryption --→
Static IP
XXXXX…XXXXX
(32 characters)
None
WEP ---------→
WPA/WPA2--→
Enabled ----→
DISABLED
Password
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Gateway
XXXX…XXXX
(32 characters)
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXXX
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXXX
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXXX
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12.4.1.5.4
Mob Net
Mob Net
TITLE
Enable
OPTION No 1
OFF
On
No Service
GPRS/EDGE
CDMA
EVDO
WCDMA
TDSCDMA
FDD
TDD
Server Type
Network Type
3G
4G
Mix
XXXX…XXXX (32 characters)
XXXX…XXXX (32 characters)
XXXX…XXXX (32 characters)
APN
Username
Password
Access Number
Certification
*99#
NONE
PAP
XXXX…XXXX (16 characters)
SIM Phone Num
12.4.1.5.5
Server
Server
TITLE
OPTION No 1
Centre Server
Server 1 ----→
Server 2 ----→
Server 3 ----→
Server 4 ----→
Server 5 ----→
Server 6 ----→
ON
Enabled ---→
DISABLED
Add/ Delete
Add/ Delete
Add/ Delete
Add/ Delete
Add/ Delete
Delete
Protocol Type --→
Network Mode -→
MDR5
Maintenance
Ethernet
Wi-Fi
MOB NET
Auto Adapt
MDR / Main Server IP
(Dependent on Protocol Type)
MDR / Main Server Port
(Dependent on Protocol Type)
Media / Backup Server IP
(Dependent on Protocol Type)
Media / Backup Server Port
(Dependent on Protocol Type)
12.4.1.5.6
TITLE
FTP Enable
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXXX
TCP
5556
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXXX
TCP
5556
Application
FTP Server
OPTION No 1
Disabled
Enabled
Server
port
Username
Password
192.168.1.200
21
admin
XXXX…XXXX (32 characters)
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Surveillance
12.4.2.1
12.4.2.1.1
Live View
Preview
TITLE
Live Audio
Preview
OPTION No 1
Enabled
DISABLED
Image Setup
Setup --------------→
BRI (Brightness)
31
CON (Contrast)
31
COL (Colour)
31
SAT (Saturation)
31
Channel
Choose from 1 to 6
(4 channel)
Choose from 1 to 12
(8 channel)
Mirror/Normal
(Mirrors Live and
Recorded Data)
Flip Vertical
(Flips Live and
Recorded Data)
Copy to
ALL
Copy
Choose from 1 to 12
Margins
Start-up Screen
Setup --------------→
Margin-Top
20
Margin-Bottom
20
Margin-Left
45
Margin-Right
45
Single
QUAD
Channel
9-Split
Choose from 1-16
ENABLED
Disabled
12.4.2.1.2
Autoscan
Autoscan
TITLE
OPTION No 1
Autoscan Enable (Max 32) Enabled ---------------→
Add Screen --------→
Mode
DISABLED
Layout
Duration
Edit Screen----→
Mode
Layout
Duration
SINGLE
Quad
9-split (Only for 8CH)
Assign channels to each
area
5 SECONDS (1-300
seconds)
SINGLE
Quad
9-split (Only for 8CH)
Assign channels to each
area
5 SECONDS (1-300
seconds)
Delete
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12.4.2.1.3
TITLE
Date/Time
Live OSD
Live OSD
OPTION No 1
ENABLED
Disabled
Enabled
Vehicle Reg
DISABLED
Alarm
Enabled
DISABLED
Vehicle Num
Enabled
Recording State
DISABLED
ENABLED
Disabled
Speed
ENABLED
GPS
Disabled
Enabled
Channel name
DISABLED
ENABLED
G-Force
Enabled
Enabled
DISABLED
Position
Setup
12.4.2.2
12.4.2.2.1
Drag OSD items to
desired positions on
screen
Record
General
TITLE
Video Format
HDD/SD Overwrite
General
OPTION No 1
PAL-AHD
NTSC-AHD
By Days------------→
1
1-31 Day
BY CAPACITY
Never
Locked File Retention
Alarm Pre-recording
Enable Live View
1
ENABLED------------→
1-31 Day
30 SECS
Disabled
1 Min
3 Min
5 Min
10 Min
15 Min
30 Min
1 Hour
ENABLED-
All Channels
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12.4.2.2.2
HDD
TITLE
Channel
Channel Name
HDD
OPTION No 1
Choose from 1 to 6 (4
channel)
Choose from 1 to 16 (8
channel)
CH1-6 (4 channel)
CH1-16 (8 channel)
Enable Recording
ENABLED
Disabled
Resolution (options autoadjust based on available
camera inputs)
CIF
WCIF
HD1
WHD1
D1
Quality
WD1
720p (AHD)
1080p (AHD)
20 - Choose from 1 to 30
2 - Choose from 1 (Best)
to 8
Record Mode
IGNITION
Frame Rate
Delete
Schedule-→
Timer -------→
Alarm
Audio
ENABLED
Disabled
Record Rate
Choose from
Sun to Sat
Start Time
hh:mm:ss
End Time
Video Type→
hh:mm:ss
Normal
Alarm
I-Frame
NORMAL
1 Choose from 1 (Best)
Alarm Quality
Encode Mode
to 8
CBR
VBR
Copy to
ALL
Choose from 1 to 12
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12.4.2.2.3
SD
SD
TITLE
Record Storage
Record Mode
OPTION No 1
INTERNAL SD
FPB SD
NONE
SUB-STREAM -----→
Setup-------→
Channel
Enable
Choose from 1 to 6 (4 channel)
Choose from 1 to 12 (8 channel)
Disabled
ENABLED
Audio
Disabled
ENABLED
Resolution (options
auto-adjust based on
available camera
inputs)
Frame Rate
Quality
Copy to
QCIF
CIF
HD1
D1
720p
1080p
5 Choose from 1 to 30
2 Choose from 1 (Best) to 8
ALL
Choose from 1 to 12
Sub-stream CH
HDD (Main Stream)
Alarms (HDD)
12.4.2.2.4
TITLE
Date/Time
Mirror CH
Alarm CH
Choose from 1 to 6
(4 channel)
Choose from 1 to 12
(8 channel)
Choose from 1 to 6
(4 channel)
Choose from 1 to 12
(8 channel)
Choose from 1 to 6
(4 channel)
Choose from 1 to 12
(8 channel)
ENABLED
Disabled
ENABLED
Disabled
ENABLED
Disabled
Record OSD
Record OSD
OPTION No 1
ENABLED
Disabled
Vehicle Reg
ENABLED
Disabled
Channel Name
ENABLED
G-Force
Disabled
Enabled
Speed
DISABLED
ENABLED
GPS
Disabled
Enabled
DISABLED
Vehicle Num
Enabled
Alarms
DISABLED
ENABLED
Disabled
Position
Setup ---------------→
Drag OSD items to desired
positions on screen
70
12.4.2.3
IPC Setup
IPC Setup
TITLE
1
.
.
.
.
16
OPTION No 1
Enable
Enabled --→
Search -→
MAC Address
Enabled ---→
Disabled
IP Address
Protocol type
MDR5----→
Port 9006
Port 9007
ONVIF ----→
Network
Setup -→
Outside
Channel #
Protocol Type
MDR5
IP Address
Port
ONVIF
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
xxxxx 9006
Username
Password
Enabled
admin
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
DISABLED
DISABLED
1 (Choose from 0
Local Address
Fast Setup (IPC must be
connected)
10.100.100.
to 99)
IPC ID
Binding CH
IP Address
Port
Protocol Type
Username
Password
Previous CH
Next CH
Save
Exit
Choose from 1 to
12
MDR5
Events
12.4.3.1
12.4.3.1.1
General
IO
TITLE
IO Number
IO Description
IO ID
Copy to
IO
OPTION No 1
Choose from 1 to 8
XXXXXXXX (8 alphanumeric characters) IO1
Li(1), Ri(2), Rv(3), Br(4), 5, 6, 7, 8 (2 alphanumeric
characters)
ALL
Choose from 1 to 8
12.4.3.1.2
Peripherals
TITLE
Remote Panel
Peripherals
OPTION No 1
OFF
On
G-Sensor
OFF
On
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12.4.3.1.3
Speed
SPEED
OPTION No 1
KM/H
TITLE
Unit
MPH
GPS
Source
Speed Pulse ------→
Calibration Mode
Input Manually
Auto Correct---→
Pulse Ratio
12.4.3.1.4
Start
Finish ------------→
Correct
xx:xx:xx
Calculate
Per Mile / Per KM
Mileage
TITLE
Total Mileage
Actual Mileage
Mileage Setup
Mileage
OPTION No 1
X.XXXX Mile/KM
0 (0-1500000 ) Mile/KM
Are you sure you
would like to set the
mileage value?
Are you sure you
would like to set the
total mileage to zero?
Confirm
Clear
12.4.3.2
12.4.3.2.1
TITLE
Snapshots
Time Snap
Time Snap
OPTION No 1
Enabled ------------→
Add ----------------→
New No. gets
added
Using NumPad:
hh:mm:ss
hh:mm:ss
Time Snap
DISABLED
No. 1 – 8 (maximum)
Start Time (Time of Day)
End Time
Delete
Disabled for No. 1
Channel
Snap Enable ------→
Choose from 1
to 6 (4 channel)
Choose from 1
to 12 (8
channel)
Enabled -------→
Copy to
DISABLED
ALL
Snap Link Setup -→
Resolution
Choose from 1
to 16
CIF
WCIF
HD1
WHD1
D1
Quality
Snap Count
Snap Interval
WD1
720p
1080p
1 Choose from
1(Best) to 8
1 (1~3) pcs
5 (5~3600)
seconds
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12.4.3.2.2
TITLE
IO Snap
IO Snap
OPTION No 1
Channel
Alarm Snap
Snap Enable ------→
Choose from 1 to 6
(4 channel)
Choose from 1 to
12 (8 channel)
Enabled ---------→
Copy to
DISABLED
ALL
Snap Link Setup--------→
Resolution
Choose from 1 to
16
CIF
WCIF
HD1
WHD1
D1
Quality
Snap Count
Snap Interval
Channel
Mob App/Web
Snap (IE access
to MDR)
Snap Enable -----→
Choose from 1 to 6
(4 channel)
Choose from 1 to
16 (8 channel)
Enabled ---------→
Copy to
DISABLED
ALL
Snap Link Setup --------→
Resolution
Choose from 1 to
16
WD1
720p
1080p
1 Choose from
1(Best) to 8
1 (1~3) pcs
5 (5~3600) seconds
CIF
WCIF
HD1
WHD1
D1
Quality
Snap Count
WD1
720p
1080p
1 Choose from
1(Best) to 8
1 (1~3) pcs
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Alarms
12.4.4.1
General
12.4.4.1.1 Speed Alarm
Speed Alarm
TITLE
OPTION No 1
Overspd
Enabled---→
Alarm Type
ALARM
Trigger
Event
Early Difference
Speed
DISABLED
Alarm Link
Setup
Duration Time
Alarm Off-Delay
--------------------------→
10MPH
130 KM/H
80 MPH
10 (0~255) seconds
10 (0~10) seconds
Channel
Tick 4 channels
for MDR-504xx
Tick 8 channels
for MDR-508xx
Post Record
1 Min
3 Min
5 Min
10 MIN
Lock
15 Min
30 Min
Enabled
DISABLED
Alarm O/P Link
Alarm O/P
Duration
0 (0~255)
Single -------------→
Setup -----------→
Quad -----------→
Setup -----------→
Edit Screen
Layout
Edit Screen
Layout
1 ----------------→
seconds
2----------------→
Channel Link
PB Alarm Duration
Buzzer
NONE
0 (0~255) seconds
Enabled
DISABLED
Buzzer Duration
Always
Timer--------→
10 (05 - 60
seconds)
Alarm Snap
Enabled
DISABLED
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12.4.4.1.2
Panic Alarm
Panic Alarm
TITLE
OPTION No 1
ENABLED→
Panic Bttn
Disabled
Alarm Type
Trigger
Alarm Link
Setup
ALARM
Event
Activation Period
Alarm Off-Delay
----------------------------→
1 (1~255) seconds
10 (0~10) seconds
Channel
Tick 4 channels
for MDR-504xx
Tick 8 channels
for MDR-508xx
Post Record
1 Min
3 Min
5 Min
10 MIN
Lock
15 Min
30 Min
Enabled
DISABLED
Alarm O/P Link
1 ----------------→
Alarm O/P Duration
0 (0~255)
seconds
2----------------→
Channel Link
PB Alarm Duration
Buzzer
NONE
Single ---------→
Setup -------→
Quad ----------→
Setup ------→
Edit Screen
Layout
Edit Screen
Layout
20 (0~255) seconds
Enabled
DISABLED
Buzzer Duration
Alarm Snap
Always
Timer--------→
Enabled
10 (05 - 60 seconds)
DISABLED
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12.4.4.1.3
TITLE
IO #
IO Alarm
IO Alarm
OPTION No 1
ENABLED→
Alarm
Type
Alarm
EVENT
Disabled
Trigger
Alarm Link
Setup
IO Set
Alarm Off-Delay
----------------------------→
Low
HIGH
1 (0~10) seconds
Channel
No channel
ticked for MDR504xx
No channel
ticked for MDR508xx
Post Record
1 Min
3 Min
5 Min
10 MIN
Lock
15 Min
30 Min
Enabled
DISABLED
Alarm O/P Link
1 ----------------→
Alarm O/P Duration
0 (0~255)
seconds
2----------------→
Channel Link
PB Alarm Duration
Buzzer
NONE
Single ---------→
Setup -----------→
Quad ----------→
Setup -----------→
Edit Screen
Layout
Edit Screen
Layout
0 (0~255) seconds
Enabled
DISABLED
Buzzer Duration
Always
Timer--------→
10 (05 - 60
seconds)
Alarm Snap
Enabled
DISABLED
ALL -------
Copy
IO #
Copy
→
Choose
from 1 to
8 IO--→
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12.4.4.2
Video
12.4.4.2.1
Video Loss
Video Loss
TITLE
OPTION No 1
ENABLED→
Video Loss
Disabled
Alarm Type
Trigger
Setup
ALARM
Event
Video Loss Setup
Channel
Alarm Off-Delay
Tick 4
channels for
MDR-504xx
Tick 8
channels for
MDR-508xx
5 (0~10)
seconds
Alarm Link
Setup
----------------------------→
Channel
Tick 4
channels for
MDR-504xx
Tick 8
channels for
MDR-508xx
Post Record
1 Min
3 Min
5 Min
10 MIN
Lock
15 Min
30 Min
Enabled
DISABLED
Alarm O/P Link
Alarm O/P
Duration
0 (0~255)
Single ---------→
Setup ----------→
Quad ----------→
Setup ----------→
Edit Screen
Layout
Edit Screen
Layout
1 ----------------→
seconds
2----------------→
Channel Link
PB Alarm Duration
Buzzer
NONE
0 (0~255) seconds
ENABLED
Disabled
Buzzer Duration
ALWAYS
Timer--------→
Alarm Snap
5 (05 - 60
seconds)
Enabled
DISABLED
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12.4.4.2.2 Motion Det
Motion Det
TITLE
OPTION No 1
MD
Enabled---→
Alarm Type
ALARM
M.D Setup
Event
Channel Enable (1
to 12)
DISABLED
Enabled -------→
Sensitivity
Area
Activated
1 (Most)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Setup
SHUTDOWN
DELAY
Ignition On
Alarm Link
Setup
Alarm Off-Delay
--------------------→
DISABLED
10 (0~10) seconds
Channel
Tick 4 channels
for MDR-504xx
Tick 8 channels
for MDR-508xx
Post Record
1 Min
3 Min
5 Min
10 MIN
Lock
15 Min
30 Min
Enabled
DISABLED
Alarm O/P Link
Alarm O/P
Duration
0 (0~255)
Single ---------→
Setup ----------→
Quad ----------→
Setup ----------→
Edit Screen
Layout
Edit Screen
Layout
1 ----------------→
seconds
2----------------→
Channel Link
PB Alarm
Duration
Buzzer
NONE
0 (0~255) seconds
Enabled
DISABLED
Buzzer Duration
Always
Timer--------→
10 (05 - 60
seconds)
Alarm Snap
Enabled
DISABLED
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12.4.4.2.3
TITLE
BD
Blind Det
Blind Det
OPTION No 1
Enabled---→
Alarm Type
ALARM
B.D Setup
Event
Channel (1 to 12)
Enable
DISABLED
Enabled -------→
Sensitivity
Duration Time
Delay Time
Alarm Off-Delay
Alarm Link
Setup
---------------------------→
Disabled
Channel
Post Record
High
Middle
Low
5 (0~255)
seconds
5 (0~255)
seconds
10 (0~10)
seconds
Tick 4 channels
for MDR-504xx
Tick 8 channels
for MDR-508xx
1 Min
3 Min
5 Min
10 MIN
Lock
15 Min
30 Min
Enabled
DISABLED
Alarm O/P Link
Alarm O/P
Duration
0 (0~255)
Single ---------→
Setup ----------→
Quad ----------→
Setup ----------→
Edit Screen
Layout
Edit Screen
Layout
1 ----------------→
seconds
2----------------→
Channel Link
PB Alarm Duration
Buzzer
NONE
0 (0~255) seconds
Enabled
DISABLED
Buzzer Duration
Always
Timer--------→
10 (05 - 60
seconds)
Alarm Snap
Enabled
DISABLED
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12.4.4.3
12.4.4.3.1
TITLE
G-Force
Advanced
G-Force
G-Force
OPTION No 1
Enabled-----→
Alarm Type
ALARM
Event
DISABLED
X=0
Calibrate
G-Force
Trigger
Threshold Value
Y=0
Z=0
Alarm Link
Setup
X
5.5 G
Y
Z
5.5 G
5.5 G
Alarm Off-Delay
10 (0~10)
---------------------------→
seconds
Channel
Post Record
Tick 4 channels
for MDR-504xx
Tick 8 channels
for MDR-508xx
1 Min
3 Min
5 Min
10 MIN
Lock
15 Min
30 Min
Enabled
DISABLED
Alarm O/P Link
1 ----------------→
Alarm O/P Duration
0 (0~255)
seconds
2----------------→
Channel Link
NONE
Single ---------→
Setup ----------→
Quad ----------→
Setup ----------→
PB Alarm Duration
0 (0~255)
Buzzer
seconds
Enabled
Edit Screen
Layout
Edit Screen
Layout
DISABLED
Buzzer Duration
Alarm Snap
Always
Timer--------→
Enabled
10 (05 - 60 seconds)
DISABLED
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12.4.4.3.2
TITLE
Enable
Geo-Fencing
Geo-Fence
OPTION No 1
ON
Off
Alarm Link Setup
----------------------→
Channel
No channel
ticked for MDR504xx
No channel
ticked for MDR508xx
Post Record
1 Min
3 Min
5 Min
10 MIN
Lock
15 Min
30 Min
Enabled
DISABLED
Alarm O/P Link
Alarm O/P
Duration
Alarm O/P
Duration
0 (0~255)
Single ---------→
Setup ----------→
Double-----------→
Setup -----------→
Quad ----------→
Setup ----------→
Edit Screen
Layout
Edit Screen
Layout
Edit Screen
Layout
1 ----------------→
2----------------→
Channel Link
PB Alarm Duration
Buzzer
seconds
0 (0~255)
seconds
NONE
0 (0~255) seconds
Enabled
DISABLED
Buzzer Duration
Always
Timer--------→
10 (05 - 60
seconds)
Alarm Snap
Enabled
DISABLED
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12.4.4.3.3 HDD Error
HDD Error
TITLE
OPTION No 1
Alarm Type
ENABLED→
HDD Error
Disabled
HDD Error
Setup
Alarm Link
Setup
ALARM
Event
Alarm Off-Delay
5 (0~10)
seconds
--------------------------→
Channel
Tick 4 channels
for MDR-504xx
Tick 8 channels
for MDR-508xx
Post Record
1 Min
3 Min
5 Min
10 MIN
Lock
15 Min
30 Min
Enabled
DISABLED
Alarm O/P Link
1 ------------→
Alarm O/P Duration
0 (0~255)
seconds
2-------------→
Channel Link
PB Alarm Duration
NONE
Single ------→
Setup --------→
Quad ------→
Setup --------→
Edit Screen
Layout
Edit Screen
Layout
0 (0~255)
seconds
Buzzer
Buzzer Duration
Alarm Snap
ENABLED
Disabled
Always
Timer--------→
Enabled
Disabled
5 (05 - 60 seconds)
Maintenance
12.4.5.1
12.4.5.1.1
Config
Config
Config
TITLE
Config File Export
Config File Import
12.4.5.1.2
OPTION No 1
Export
Import
Network
TITLE
Network File Export
Network File Import
Network
OPTION No 1
Export
Import
12.4.5.1.3
Geo-Fence
Geo-Fence
TITLE
OPTION No 1
Geo-Fence File Export
Export
Geo-Fence File Import
Import
82
12.4.5.2
12.4.5.2.1
Metadata
Data Export
Data Export
OPTION No 1
ENABLED ---------→
TITLE
ALL
SNAPSHOTS
File Type
Export
GPS Data
G-Force Info
Mob Net Dial Log
Alarm Log
Operation Log
Disabled
Enabled -------------→
Export Time
Start time
End time
Date
Time
Date
Time
SNAPSHOTS
File Type
yyyy-mm-dd
hh:mm:ss
yyyy-mm-dd
hh:mm:ss
Export
GPS Data
G-Force Info
Mob Net Dial Log
Alarm Log
Operation Log
Disabled
12.4.5.3
TITLE
Upgrade
Upgrade
OPTION No 1
FMW/MCU Upgrade
IPC Upgrade (IPC must be
connected)
Are you sure you
would like to
Upgrade?
All
Upgrade
Enabled
Upgrade
Disabled
Enabled
Upgrade
Upgrade
Choose from the
available IP Cameras
Disabled
12.4.5.4 Storage
Storage
TITLE
OPTION No 1
Storage Type
HDD
SD (Internal)
FPB SD
FRONT USB
Free/Total
XXXX.X G
Format
HDD
SD (Internal)
FPB SD
Are you sure you
would like to Format?
Format type
FAT32
FRONT USB
MDR5
Are you sure you would
like to Format FRONT
USB?
Less than 4GB
Greater than 4GB
12.4.5.5
TITLE
Capacity is less than
4GB, not formatted
into MDR5 system!
Are you sure you
would like to Format
FRONT USB?
Reset
Reset
OPTION No 1
Factory Settings
Restore
System Restart
Restart
Are you sure you
would like to Restore
Factory Default
Settings?
Are you sure you
would like to Restart?
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12.4.5.6 Hardware
Hardware
TITLE
OPTION No 1
Hardware Config Import
Import
Hardware Config Export
Export
General System Check
Check
Super System Check
Login
General Check
Results
Please Enter the
Super System
Password
Password
Login
Super Check
Results
Edit
Password
Cancel
Create
HW
Config
Exit
Current Password
New Password
Re-enter
Password
Created HW
Config
Successfully
12.5 LOGOUT `
Logout Prompt
Logout Prompt
TITLE
Are you sure you would like to
Logout?
OPTION No 1
OK
Cancel
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13 Help Button
Main Menu
SYSTEM
INFO
Sub Menu
-
Page
Version Info
Tab Menu
-
Title
Serial Num
SETUP
Basic Setup
Time Setup
Time Sync
NTP sync
SETUP
Basic Setup
Power
On/Off
On/Off Mode
SETUP
Basic Setup
Power
On/Off
Non-stop
SETUP
Basic Setup
Network
Ethernet
DHCP Mode
SETUP
Surveillance
Record
General
Locked File
Retention
SETUP
Surveillance
Record
HDD
Record Mode
SETUP
Surveillance
Record
HDD
Record Rate
SETUP
Surveillance
Record
Record
OSD
Position
Open
Text
For Mobile Network / Wi-Fi MDR
models: Serial Numbers is shown
under MDR
Only for Mobile network or Wi-Fi
MDR units.
Timer mode must not be used for
extended periods of time - this will
damage your vehicle's battery.
Non - stop allows the MDR to
record infinitely. Enabling this will
disable Shutdown Delay Warning.
Using the MDR for prolonged
periods of time without ignition
(vehicle running) can drain the
vehicle's battery.
Automatically obtains IP address
from network.
Close
This will ensure that alarms that are
set as locked files will be stored for
this time period. Locked files are
automatically deleted once this
period is over, regardless of
remaining storage capacity.
Timer prevents an MDR from
turning Off - higher priority than
on/off timer. This timer CANNOT
control when an MDR turns ON.
I.Frame MDR will record using one
frame per second in order to save
storage, but once an alarm is
triggered, the MDR will record with
the current frame rate.
Normal MDR will record using the
correct frame rate.
Choice of a maximum of 6 options.
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14 Mounting Dimensions
14.1 MDR-504xx-xxxx
For mounting centre holes please refer to MDR-BKT-01 drawing.
Bracket Position
MDR height from ground
1 (highest on bracket)
29 mm
2
20 mm
3
12.5 mm
4 (lowest on bracket)
4.5 mm
14.2 MDR-508xx-xxxx
For mounting centre holes please refer to MDR-BKT-01 drawing.
Bracket Position
MDR height from ground
1 (highest on bracket)
30 mm
2
28 mm
3
14 mm
4 (lowest on bracket)
6 mm
15 Appendices
15.1 Video Quality Table
Using Brigade’s Resource calculator, the below tables have been compiled. Please note the following:
➢ The values below are for reference only
➢ Streaming bandwidth can vary considerably according to the level of variations in the image. Static images are more efficiently
compressed than dynamic ones
➢ Frame rates are assumed to be set to maximum which is 25fps for PAL and 30fps for NTSC
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Quality level
Video Streaming Data
1080P (AHD)
Rate (Kbps) depending
720P (AHD)
on resolution
D1
HD1
CIF (Lowest)
1 (Highest)
8192
6144
2048
1536
1024
2
6390
4800
1536
1280
768
3
5505
4128
1280
1024
640
4
4068
3456
1024
768
512
5
3712
2784
900
640
440
6
2818
2112
800
560
350
7
1919
1440
720
500
312
8 (Lowest)
1024
768
640
450
280
15.2 Normal / Alarm Recording Parameters
Warning: The values shown below are for reference only.
For typical recording sizes for for a one-hour duration and HDD recording times in hours versus storage capacity, please use the link below:
https://brigade-electronics.com/mdr-storage-calculator/
A screenshot for 4 channels of the Mobile Digital Recorder Storage Calculator is shown below (using default settings):
15.3 Sub-Stream Recording Parameters
The following table is valid for both the MDR-504xx-xxxx using all 4 channels and MDR-508xx-xxxx using all 8 channels. It illustrates
approximate SD recording times in hours at CIF resolution and different frame rates. Ranges of frame rates are controlled by the sub-stream
bandwidth.
Bandwidth
4096 Kbps
3200 Kbps
1500 Kbps
25 fps (fastest)
12
20 fps
15
Recording Time
onto SD (hours)
15 fps
20
depending on
10 fps
29
frame rate
5 fps
1 fps (slowest)
Note: Sub-stream and Mainstream recording onto SD card has resource limitations, the maximum bitrate is 12Mbps.
500 Kbps
60
305
Please calculate using the following steps:
PAL: Actual Bit Rate = Actual frame rate / 25 * Bit Rate (Full frame rate) * transfer ratio
Transfer Ratio: Frame rate (1-5):1.4; Frame rate (6-11):1.3; Frame rate (12-17):1.2; Frame rate (18-22):1.1; Frame rate (23-25):1.0
NTSC: Actual Bit Rate = Actual frame rate / 30 * Bit Rate (Full frame rate) * transfer ratio
Transfer Ratio: Frame rate (1-6):1.4; Frame rate (7-14):1.3; Frame rate (15-21):1.2; Frame rate (22-27):1.1; Frame rate (28-30):1.0
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15.4 User Log Description
Reason
MDR Ignition
MDR Info
MDR Recording
MDR Login
MDR Setup Changed
Alarms
MDR-Dashboard 5.0
Remote Control
Example
08:48:16 Power on
10:06:53 Ignition off
10:06:57 The host power down
10:10:19 Low Voltage Protect reboot down
15:28:51 Restart
22:30:55 Upgrade
22:33:43 Host upgrade reboot
08:48:23 Firmware version:MDR-504_V231_T170401.01 MCU
version:T17010901
08:48:25 Chn1 Main Record Open
08:48:25 Chn2 Main Record Open
08:48:25 Chn1 Sub Record Open
08:48:25 Chn2 Sub Record Open
11:04:45 Chn3 Main Record Close
11:04:45 Chn3 Sub Record Close
08:49:27 Local user login Device login
08:56:21 Local user logout Device login
08:50:53 Rec Search Device login
08:50:15 Save configuration Basic Setup->Network->Server Device login
09:10:07 Save configuration Alarms->General->IO Alarm Device login
10:05:13 Save configuration Events->General->Peripherals Device login
10:12:37 Save configuration Alarms->General->Panic Alarm Device login
10:30:13 Local backup Device login Video name:20170512000000 –
20170512000025
10:34:59 Save configuration Alarms->Advanced->G-Force Device login
10:35:34 Save configuration Events->Snapshots->IO Snap Device login
11:42:13 Save configuration Basic Setup->Power->Voltage Device login
14:25:51 Log Search Device login
15:21:40 Local playback Device login Video name:20170512120935 20170512120936
15:28:50 Save configuration Video Format Device login
15:35:00 Reset settings Device login
00:47:21 Format disk Device login
03:58:23 Modify recording settings Device login Channel:1 Main
stream:D1->720P Frame rate:25->30
03:23:22 IPC05 online
18:54:21 Timer off
11:04:41 Chn3 Video Loss
11:35:19 The host power down
11:43:30 Low voltage off
08:44:52 08:45:04 Channel1motion
09:10:07 09:11:15 IO1 Li
10:04:55 10:05:05 ACC Y Direction
11:31:54 11:32:06 panel
11:42:54 11:42:54 Low Voltage alarm
08:53:36 Remote live video Channel1Sub-stream 20170512085311 –
20170512085336
08:52:23 Download record Remote user login 20170511230000 –
20170511230100
09:02:25 Auto download sleep
03:03:38
03:45:22
Enter Polygon Area [(1)]
Exit Polygon Area [(1)]
Description
MDR powers on
MDR shuts down
Auto Restart
Reboot after upgrade
Means use device to operate
Export Footage
Change from PAL to NTSC or vice versa
When you connect an IPC
Ignition mode: Timer, and time up
When voltage goes too low
Voltage goes up at normal level and
cancel the low voltage alarm
Remote Operation
When multiple tasks are downloading,
some devices need to wait
Geo-fence function
Geo-fence function
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15.5 Software Compatibility Matrix
Italics refer to previous software releases
No.
Firmware Version
(1)
MDR-504_V231_T180312.01_E0526
MDR-508_V231_T171018.02_E0526
MDR-504_V231_T181108.02_M0526(NA)
MDR-508_V231_T181108.01_M0526(NA)
(2)
MDR-504_V231_T180312.01_E0526
MDR-508_V231_T171018.02_E0526
MDR-504_V231_T181108.02_M0526(NA)
MDR-508_V231_T181108.01_M0526(NA)
(3)
MDR-504_V231_T180312.01_E0526
MDR-508_V231_T171018.02_E0526
MDR-504_V231_T181108.02_M0526(NA)
MDR-508_V231_T181108.01_M0526(NA)
(4)
MDR-504_V231_T180312.01_E0526
MDR-508_V231_T171018.02_E0526
MDR-504_V231_T181108.02_M0526(NA)
MDR-508_V231_T181108.01_M0526(NA)
(5)
MDR-504_V231_T190703.01_M0526
MDR-508_V231_T190703.06_M0526
(6)
MDR-504_V231_T190703.01_M0526
MDR-508_V231_T190703.06_M0526
(7)
MDR-504_V231_T190703.01_M0526
MDR-508_V231_T190703.06_M0526
(8)
MDR-504_V231_T190703.01_M0526
MDR-508_V231_T190703.06_M0526
Client Version
MDR-Dashboard 5.0
(2.2.2.0.12).exe
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.1.7) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.1
2017.10.11). for Android
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.2.0) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.2
2019.05.29) for Android
MDR-Dashboard 5.0
(2.2.2.0.12).exe
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.1.7) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.1
2017.10.11). for Android
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.2.0) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.2
2019.05.29) for Android
MDR-Dashboard 5.0
(2.2.2.0.22).exe
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.1.7) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.1
2017.10.11). for Android
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.2.0) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.2
2019.05.29) for Android
MDR-Dashboard 5.0
(2.2.2.0.22).exe
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.1.7) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.1
2017.10.11). for Android
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.2.0) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.2
2019.05.29) for Android
MDR-Dashboard 5.0
(2.2.2.0.12).exe
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.1.7) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.1
2017.10.11). for Android
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.2.0) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.2
2019.05.29) for Android
MDR-Dashboard 5.0
(2.2.2.0.12).exe
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.1.7) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.1
2017.10.11). for Android
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.2.0) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.2
2019.05.29) for Android
MDR-Dashboard 5.0
(2.2.2.0.22).exe
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.1.7) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.1
2017.10.11). for Android
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.2.0) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.2
2019.05.29) for Android
MDR-Dashboard 5.0
(2.2.2.0.22).exe
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.1.7) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.1
2017.10.11). for Android
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.2.0) for iOS
Brigade MDR 5.0 (1.3.2
2019.05.29) for Android
Server
Version
MDR Server
5.0
(2.2.2.0.18).exe
Compatibility
Comments
Yes
N/A
MDR Server
5.0
(2.2.2.0.32).exe
Yes
N/A
MDR Server
5.0
(2.2.2.0.18).exe
No
After login
successfully,
only vehicle
fleet displays
without
vehicles.
MDR Server
5.0
(2.2.2.0.32).exe
Yes
N/A
MDR Server
5.0
(2.2.2.0.18).exe
Majority
compatible
Company
name and
company
branch will be
not be shown
in Client.
MDR Server
5.0
(2.2.2.0.32).exe
Majority
compatible
Company
name and
company
branch will be
not be shown
in Client.
MDR Server
5.0
(2.2.2.0.18).exe
No
After login
successfully,
only vehicle
fleet displays
without
vehicles.
MDR Server
5.0
(2.2.2.0.32).exe
Yes
N/A
Notes:
•
Supports - new server using old client.
•
Not supported – previous server using new client
•
iOS and Android apps previous and new apps compatible with new and old server.
•
Except company name and company branch function, all MDR500 FWs are compatible with the new server, no impact to function.
•
Please ensure MDR-Server and MDR-Dashboard versions match - .
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15.6 MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Silent Installation
MDD-Dashboard 5.0 supports silent installation using PowerShell switches. Follow the steps below to complete a silent installation:
Copy the installer to a directory, such as: C:\install\MDR-Dashboard_5.0_2.2.2.0.22.exe
Enter the PowerShell window
Run the command: C:\install\MDR-Dashboard_5.0_2.2.2.0.22.exe /VERYSILENT /SPYou can also put the command in the batch file intall.bat and double-click install.bat to run it. An example is shown below
ECHO.
ECHO Installing MDR-Dashboard 5.0
ECHO Please wait...
start /wait %systemdrive%\install\MDR-Dashboard_5.0_2.2.2.0.22.exe /VERYSILENT /SPECHO
ECHO Killing MDR-Dashboard_5.0_2.2.2.0.22.exe process
taskkill.exe /F /IM MDR-Dashboard_5.0_2.2.2.0.22.exe
ECHO
15.7 MDR-Dashboard 5.0 Additional PowerShell Switches
SP-
Disables the “This will install... Do you wish to continue?” prompt at
the beginning of the setup. This will have no effect if the
DisableStartupPrompt [Setup] section directive was set to yes.
/SILENT, /VERYSILENT
Instructs Setup to be silent or very silent. When Setup is silent the
wizard and the background window are not displayed but
the installation progress window is. When a setup is very silent this
installation progress window is not displayed.
Other prompts display as normal, for example error messages
during installation are displayed and the startup prompt is (if you
haven’t disabled it with DisableStartupPrompt or the ''/SP-''
command line option explained above)
If a restart is necessary and the ''/NORESTART'' command isn’t
used (see below) and Setup is silent, it will display a
Reboot now? messagebox. If it is very silent it will reboot without
prompting.
/NORESTART
Instructs Setup not to reboot even if it is necessary.
/LOADINF="filename"
Instructs Setup to load the settings from the specified file after
having checked the command line. This file can be prepared
using the ''/SAVEINF='' command as explained below.
/SAVEINF="filename"
Instructs Setup to save installation settings to the specified file.
/DIR="x:\dirname"
Overrides the default directory name displayed on the Select
Destination Directory wizard page. A fully qualified pathname
must be specified. If the [Setup] section directive DisableDirPage
was set to yes, this command line parameter is ignored.
/GROUP="folder name"
Overrides the default folder name displayed on the Select Start
Menu Folder wizard page. If the [Setup] section directive
DisableProgramGroupPage was set to yes, this command line
parameter is ignored.
/NOICONS
Instructs Setup to initially disable the Don''t create any icons check
box on the Select Start Menu Folder wizard page.
/COMPONENTS="comma separated list of component names"
Overrides the default components settings. Using this command line
parameter causes Setup to automatically select a custom
15.8 Events Table
The following table illustrates the type of events recorded. This is illustrated in the event list search of the MDR and MDR-Dashboard 5.0.
Event Type
Event Name
Video Loss
VL
Blind
Detection
Motion
Detection
Triggers
Speed Alarm
G-Force
BD
MD
Name of the Trigger (e.g. IO1,
IO2 etc. or PB for Panic
Button)
H-Speed
G-Force
Description
Video loss alarm (e.g. the camera has been either deliberately or inadvertently
disconnected).
Blind camera alarm (e.g. the camera has been intentionally obstructed or a large object
is obstructing the entire view).
Motion detection for video capturing when vehicles are unattended.
GPIO (general purpose input/output) trigger sensor alarm.
Overspeed can be flagged and recorded.
Excessive G-Force can be flagged and recorded.
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16 Testing and Maintenance
16.1 Operator Instructions
This information is addressed to the operator of the vehicle where a Brigade MDR 500 Series System is installed:
1) The Brigade MDR 500 Series is intended to be used as a mobile digital recorder. Drivers and operators should not interact with the MDR
setup menu. The remote control should be strictly used by technically trained operators when the vehicle is stationary.
2) Testing and inspection of the system should be carried out in accordance with this manual. The driver or operator is responsible for ensuring
the Brigade MDR 500 Series System is working as intended.
3) Operators using this equipment are strongly recommended to check the system’s operation at the beginning of every shift.
4) Improved safety can be achieved when used in conjunction with Brigade’s camera-monitor systems. This may allow triggering camera views
and providing additional vehicle information during manoeuvring. It is necessary to read, understand and follow all instructions received with the
Brigade MDR 500 Series System.
5) The Brigade MDR 500 Series System for digital recording is intended for use on commercial vehicles and machinery equipment. Correct
installation of the system requires a good understanding of vehicle electrical systems and procedures along with a proficiency in installation.
6) Keep these instructions in a safe place and refer to them when maintaining and/or reinstalling the product.
16.2 Maintenance and Testing
This information is addressed to the operator for maintenance and testing of a vehicle with the Brigade MDR 500 Series System installed. This
is also to familiarise the operator with the features and behaviour of the system. More frequent inspections should be performed in cases where:
•
The vehicle is operating in a particularly dirty or harsh environment.
•
The operator has reason to suspect the system is not working or has been damaged.
Procedure:
1) Clean the camera lens and housing of any accumulation of dirt, mud, snow, ice or any other debris.
2) Visually inspect the cameras and MDR unit and verify that they are securely attached to the vehicle and are not damaged.
3) Visually inspect the system’s cables and verify that they are properly secured and not damaged.
4) Ensure the area in front of the cameras is clear of obstacles and has the right coverage area to view objects.
If any of the following tests fail, follow the appropriate sections of this instruction guide or contact Brigade if still in doubt.
5) Activate the Brigade MDR 500 Series System and verify the LEDs (on the MDR unit front) are illuminated, it should take approximately 50
seconds for HDD recordings to start after a file-system check.
6) This test can only be performed when the MDR video output is displayed on a Brigade monitor. Ensure that both the SD card and HDD are
recording. Recording is shown with an SD card symbol and HDD symbol.
7) Other tests can be performed depending on the configuration. For instance, if Video Loss is activated, any disconnected or malfunctioning
camera is detected.
8) Sensor trigger activation can also be diagnosed. For instance, if a trigger is setup to turn a channel on full screen or set an alarm. This will be
identified by the channel occupying the full screen or a red-letter A (if a Brigade monitor is connected).
9) GPS, G-Sensor, Supply Voltage and Heater functioning can be accessing SYS INFO using the mouse (if a Brigade monitor is connected).
17 General Antennae Guidelines
(a) Ensure that the cable is:
• properly secured but ensure that the cable is not strained or distorted
• routed in such a way as to avoid sharp bends
• not run in parallel with vehicle wiring wherever possible
• routed as far away as possible from any electronic module
(b) Excess coaxial cable should not be coiled up as this may affect the tuning of the antenna as well as producing electrical interference.
Excess cable should be laid out over a larger area to avoid potential coiling.
(c) Before connection to the equipment the antenna system should be DC tested at the equipment end of the coaxial cable for continuity and to
ensure there is no short circuit.
(d) Antenna positions should be planned to achieve best separation between antennas while maintaining a suitably sized ground plane for each
one. Each antenna should be separated by at least 50cm where possible. This includes antenna already fitted to the vehicle, for example;
radio, phone and GPS devices.
(e) Record and playback a short section to check recordings do not have or cause interference. EMC issues may cause interference to in-car
entertainment equipment or other vehicle electrical equipment. Also, the antenna may pick up noise received from the vehicle or other fitted
role equipment such as light bars, GPS processors and other digital (computing) equipment and present it to the radio equipment as
interference. Repositioning may be required.
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18 Troubleshooting
18.1 MDR Unit
Scenario
Loss of recording data
System Power loss
Data Corruption due to Power loss
Video Loss
No recording on SD or HDD
MCU failure
Failure due to Environment
Docking Station Failure
HDD inconsistent functionality (HDD Repair)
Detection
1. Error light will be visible on the MDR
unit LED panel
2. Error light will be shown on the Remote
panel
3. If the sound buzzer is activated or a
sound buzzer is connected to one of
the trigger outputs, an audible alarm
can alert drivers
1. Error light will be visible on the MDR
unit LED panel and power LED will turn
off
1. Error light will be visible on the MDR
unit LED panel and power LED will turn
off
1. Video loss LED will turn on which is
found on the MDR and the Remote
panel
2. If the sound buzzer is activated or a
sound buzzer is connected to one of
the trigger outputs, an audible alarm
can alert drivers
1. Error light will be visible on the MDR
unit LED panel
2. Error light will be shown on the Remote
panel
3. If the sound buzzer is activated or a
sound buzzer is connected to one of
the trigger outputs, an audible alarm
can alert drivers
1. Visible Physical Damage and unable to
connect on PC
1. Error light will be visible on the MDR
unit LED panel
2. Error light will be shown on the Remote
panel
3. HDD recording cannot begin (HDD
LED not ON)
1. No visible power LED is on
1. Error light will be visible on the MDR
unit LED panel
2. Error light will be shown on the Remote
panel
Resolution
1. SD card is used to recover data – see the
manual for recording options
2. Require the LED panel of the MDR or a remote
panel to always be visible to driver
3. The sound buzzer should be activated and
configured to alert drivers to errors.
1. Vehicle Battery should be replaced if it is
suspected of malfunctioning
2. Low Voltage protection feature should be turned
on
3. Fuses may be blown and may need to be
replaced
1. MDR is powered for few minutes after power
loss to enable closure of recording files
1. Cables if possible should not be installed in an
area where these can be tampered with
2. Ensure cable connectors are secure before
driving
1. Ensure that the Overwrite feature is turned on
2. Install 1 TB HDD or 256GB SD card
1. Retain a backup MCU for a vehicle
2. Ensure supplied USB cable is used
3. Ensure PC is fully up to date with Windows
updates and drivers are installed
1. Driver should wait a few minutes for the internal
heater to heat the HDD to above 0°C – this will
then start to record
1. Ensure the MCU KEY is locked
2. Ensure that wires that are being used are
protected by heat shrink
1. Customers must follow the MCU removal
procedure as stipulated in the manual
18.2 MDR Fireproof Box
•
•
•
•
•
•
When you connect a Fireproof box to the MDR.
This needs to be enabled in the OSD. Go to
Surveillance > Record > SD > FPB SD.
The MDR may restart to engage this new
hardware device.
All new fireproof boxes must be formatted before
use.
Please follow the below steps to do this:
➢ Format as FAT32 first so the correct storage
capacity displays
➢ Then format as MDR5 so the MDR can
record to this storage
The process above will never have to be repeated
Finally confirm storage under system information,
it should show under SD(FPB) as 31.2GB.
FPB SD Enable Figure 246
FPB SD Storage Capacity Figure 247
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19 Specifications
Features
Video System
Video Input
Video Output
Video Compression
Setup or Control
Display Split
Audio Input
Audio Output
Audio Compression
On-Screen Display
Operation Interface
Image View
Installation Direction
Image Frame Rate Minimum - Maximum
Image Resolution
Image Quality
Recording Mode
Pre-alarm Recording
Post-alarm Recording
Shut-down delay (Post-recording)
Mirror Recording
Playback of Recordings
File Search Mode Options via OSD
Built in Heater
Built-in GPS
Built-in Buzzer
Built in G-Sensor
Storage Capacity (GB)
Storage Capacity (Hours of Recordings)
Access Mode
Languages
MDR Status/Diagnostic LEDs (Front of the
Unit)
PAL/NTSC/AHD
4x Channels - Select Connector
2x Channels for IP cameras via Ethernet Connector, requires PON switch / 8x Channels - Select
Connector
4x Channels for IP cameras via Ethernet Connector, requires PON switch
1x Channel - Select Connector
H.264
USB Mouse, IR Remote Control and PC (Ethernet Menu)
Single, Quad or 9-Split
4 Channels - Select Connector (if frame rate set above 6fps)
2x Channels for IP cameras via Ethernet Connector, requires PON switch / 8 Channels - Select
Connector (if frame rate set above 6fps)
4x Channels for IP cameras via Ethernet Connector, requires PON switch
1x Channel - Select Connector
ADPCM
GPS information, alarm, temperature, acceleration, voltage, firmware version, MCU version, device
information, network information, storage information
OSD Graphical User Interface
Normal View, Mirror View or Flip Vertical per channel
Any mounting direction (internal HDD anti-vibration mount)
1-25 FPS (PAL); 1-30 FPS (NTSC); 1-30 FPS (AHD); 1-30 (IP Camera dependent)
PAL: WD1 (960x576), D1 (704x576), WHD1 (960x288), HD1 (704x288), WCIF (960x288), CIF
(352x288)
NTSC: WD1 (960x480), D1 (704x480), WHD1 (960x240), HD1 (704x240), WCIF (960x240), CIF
(352x240)
AHD: HD (1280x720), FULL HD (1920x1080)
IP Camera: HD (1280x720), FULL HD (1920x1080)
configurable for each channel
1-8 Adjustable Levels (1 is the Best)
Normal, Alarm, Timer
Range 30 seconds to 60 minutes
Range 1 to 30 minutes
Range 0 seconds to non-stop
Yes, on SD Card
1 Channel at a time using MDR video output to monitor
1-6 Channels using MDR-Dashboard 5.0 / MDR-Player 5.0 / PC via browser (Ethernet)
Date/Time/Channel/File Type
At -25°C HDD records after approx. 15 minutes
At -25°C SD records after approx. 4 minutes
Threshold temperature is 0°C for heater to turn ON, heater turns OFF at 5°C
GPS location tracking, speed detection and sync clock
Yes, configurable for all alarms
Yes, threshold is configurable
500GB for MDR-504XX-500) / 1TB for MDR-508XX-1000, 2.5" SATA HDD (2TB maximum)
32GB for MDR-504XX-500 / 64GB for MDR-508XX-1000, Class 10 SD Card (256GB maximum)
Best - 142 hours (Quality 1; Res. D1; 25/30fps)
Typical - 1164 hours (Quality 8, Res. CIF; 25/30fps)
Longest - 1862 hours (Quality 8, Res. CIF, 1fps)
Password Protected Access and 2x User Groups (Admin and Normal)
OSD in English only
PC Software: MDR-Dashboard 5.0 and MDR-Player 5.0 in English only
Mobile Apps: MDR 5.0 (Android and iOS) in English Only
Power, HDD Recording, HDD State, SD State, GPS, Video Loss, Alarms, Errors, Network and
Heater State
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Network Interface
Mobile Standards
Mobile Operating Bands
Mobile Data Services
SIM Card Type
SIM Card Size
Wireless Standard
Maximum Wireless Transmission Rate
Wireless Security Standards
Windows Software
File Download via
Image Search by time/date
Review Alarm Events
View Exported Recordings
Mobile network and Wi-Fi Server
Functionality
Mobile Applications
MDR 5.0 Android Operating System
MDR 5.0 iOS Operating System
Connections/Interfaces
USB-A Interface Front Docking Station
USB-B Interface Rear Docking Station
USB-B Interface Mobile Caddy Unit
Serial Interface
Network Ethernet
AV Output
AV Input
Input/Output, Power Output
GPS
Mobile Network
Wi-Fi
Power Input
2G/3G/4G [MDR-504GW-500 and MDR-504G-500 only]
4G (FDD LTE): B1,B2,B3,B4,B5,B7,B8,B20, all bands with diversity
3G (WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+): B1,B2,B5,B8, all bands with diversity
2G (GPRS/GSM/EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
[MDR-504GW-500 and MDR-504G-500 only]
GPRS: UL 85.6 kbit/s; DL 85.6 kbit/s
EDGE: UL 236.8 kbit/s; DL 236.8 kbit/s
WCDMA CS: UL 64 kbit/s; DL 64 kbit/s WCDMA PS: UL 384 kbit/s; DL 384 kbit/s
HSPA+: UL 5.76 Mbit/s; DL 21.6 Mbit/s
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 Mbit/s; DL 42 Mbit/s
TD-HSPA: UL 2.2 Mbit/s; DL 2.8 Mbit/s TD-SCDMA PS: UL 384 kbit/s; DL 384 kbit/s
LTE FDD: UL 50 Mbit/s; DL 150 Mbit/s @20M BW cat4 LTE TDD: UL 10 Mbit/s; DL 112 Mbit/s
@20M BW cat4
(Uplink-downlink configuration 2, 1:3)
[MDR-504GW-500 and MDR-504G-500 only]
DATA ONLY [MDR-504GW-500 and MDR-504G-500 only]
Standard [MDR-504GW-500 and MDR-504G-500 only]
802.11n/g/b [MDR-504GW-500 and MDR-504W-500 only]
72.2 Mbps for 20 MHz and 150 Mbps for 40 MHz channel operations
[MDR-504GW-500 and MDR-504W-500 only]
WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES, WAPI
[MDR-504GW-500 and MDR-504W-500 only]
USB 3.0 (Mobile Caddy Unit) using MDR-Dashboard 5.0 and USB 2.0 Flash drive with FAT32 format
(Docking Station)
MDR-Dashboard 5.0
MDR-Dashboard 5.0
MDR-Player 5.0
MDR Server 5.0
MDR 5.0
MDR 5.0
USB 2.0 x 1 used for exporting, upgrading and configurations
USB Flash Drives: Maximum 16GB, 5V and 500mA
3.5" external desktop HDDs with its own power supply: Maximum 1TB
USB 2.0 x 1 - Connect to Fireproof Box
USB 2.0 x 1 - Connect to PC
RS485 x 2 Connector (G-Sensor and Remote Panel) via multi-pin connector
RJ45 port (10/100M) (For IP camera PON switch or MDR configuration using Ethernet Menu on PC)
1x Select type connector for monitor
4x Select type connector for cameras
8x Trigger Inputs, 2x Outputs, 1x 12V OUT, 1x GND, 1x Speed Signal and 1x Speed GND via multipin connector
1x SMA Connector to external antenna
1x SMA Connector to external antenna
1x SMA Connector to external antenna
Tail cable via multi-pin connector
Mechanical Specification
Dimensions typ. Assembly (W x H x D)
including brackets
Weight (Docking Station and Mobile
Caddy Unit)
190mm x 75mm x 222mm for MDR-504XX-500
224mm x 85mm x 220.5mm for MDR-508XX-1000
2.2kg for MDR-504XX-500
2.8kg for MDR-508XX-1000
Materials
Finish or Coating of Outside Surface
Material of Control Unit
Material of Mobile Caddy Unit
Material of Bracket
Gunmetal Grey (Pantone 425C)
Extruded Aluminium, Oil Painted (Pantone 425C)
Extruded Aluminium Alloy, Oil Painted (Pantone 425C)
Aluminium, Oil Painted (Pantone 425C)
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Electrical Interface
Operating Voltage (min. / typ. / max.)
Quiescent Current
Current Consumption (min. / typ. / max.
per mode)
Power Consumption
Trigger Inputs
12V Out Wire
Trigger Outputs
Video Input/output
Maximum Camera Supply Current
Power-up Time to Recording
Test and Environmental Specification
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Vibration Rating (Peak Acceleration in g
and Test Standard)
Shock Rating (Peak Acceleration in g and
Test Standard)
Ingress Protection
Operating Relative Humidity
8.5V /12V / 32V (without any cameras and any accessories)
At 12V: 0.9mA, At 24V: 1.25mA [MDR-504XX-500]
At 12V: 1.78mA, At 24V: 2.28mA [MDR-508XX-1000]
MDR-504XX-500: 300mA (stable @ 24V) / 600mA (stable @ 12V)
(without cameras, camera heaters off and MCU heater off)
500mA (stable @ 24V) / 1A (stable @ 12V)
(with cameras, camera heaters off and MCU heater off)
2.5A (stable @ 24V) / 5A (stable @ 12V)
(with cameras, camera heaters on and MCU heater on)
MDR-508XX-1000: 1A (stable @ 24V) / 2A (stable @ 12V)
(with cameras, camera heaters off and MCU heater off)
3.3A (stable @ 24V) / 6.6A (stable @ 12V)
(with cameras, camera heaters on and MCU heater on)
MDR-504XX-500: 7.2W (without cameras, camera heaters off and MCU heater off)
12W (with cameras, camera heaters off and MCU heater off)
60W (with cameras, camera heaters on and MCU heater on)
MDR-508XX-1000: 24W (with cameras, camera heaters off and MCU heater off)
79.2W (with cameras, camera heaters on and MCU heater on)
MDR-504XX-500: 8x (approx. 8.94V threshold input voltage)
MDR-508XX-1000: 8x (approx. 8.61V threshold input voltage)
1x 12V @ 3A Maximum Load
36V Short-to-rail protection
Short-to-GND protection
2x 12V at 250mA Maximum Load
36V Short-to-rail protection
Short-to-GND protection
1.0 Vp-p / 75Ω
500mA
50 Seconds
-40°C to +70°C (Use built-in heater if temperature below 0°C)
-40°C to +85°C
1G
51G
IP30
10% to 90%
Approvals
CE
UNECE Regulation No. 10 Revision 5 (“E-marking”)
FCC
IC
Brigade Electronics
MDR-504xx-500/
MDR-508xx-1000
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Any change or modifications not expressly approved by the responsible party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to
operate this equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation. For products available in the US and Canadian markets, only channels 1~11 are available. You cannot select other channels. This
device and its antennas must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter except in accordance with FCC
multi-transmitter product procedures. This device operates in the ~2.4GHz frequency range. It is restricted to indoor environments only.
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device. For products available in the US and Canadian markets, only channels 1~11 are available. You cannot select other channels. This
device and its antennas must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter except in accordance with IC
multi-transmitter product procedures. This device may automatically discontinue transmission if there is no information to transmit, or an
operational failure. Note that this is not intended to prohibit the transmission of control or signalling information or the use of repetitive codes
where required by the technology. To reduce potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems, this device operates in
the 5150-5250 MHz band, and is for indoor use only.
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20 EU Declaration of Conformity
Product Types:
Brigade Mobile Digital Recorder MDR-504GW-500, MDR-504GW-XXXX(XXX), MDR-504G-XXXX(XXX), MDR-504W-XXXX(XXX), MDR-504XXXX(XXX), MDR-508GW-500, MDR-508GW-XXXX(XXX), MDR-508G-XXXX(XXX), MDR-508W-XXXX(XXX) and MDR-508-XXXX(XXX)
Manufacturer:
Brigade House, The Mills, Station Road, South Darenth, DA4 9BD, UK
This declaration of conformity is issued under the sole responsibility of Brigade Electronics.
Objects of the declaration:
Mobile Digital Recorder System with GPS, Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity, including accessories and cables.
The objects of the declaration described above are in conformity with the relevant Union harmonisation legislation:
Directive 2014/53/EU
Relevant Harmonised Standards:
4G
• EN 301 489-1 V2.2.0 and EN 301-489-52 V1.1.0
• EN 301 908-1 V11.1.1; EN 301 908-2 V11.1.1; EN 301 908-13 V11.1.1 and EN 301 511 V12.5.1
Wi-Fi
• EN 301 489-1 V2.2.0 and EN 301 489-17 V3.2.0
• EN 300 328 V2.1.1
GPS
• EN 301 489-1 V2.2.0 and EN 301 489-19 V2.1.0
• EN 303 413 V1.1.1
Additional information:
4G
• Operational Frequency Band: LTE: 1,3,7,8,20; WCDMA: 900/2100MHz; GSM: 900/1800MHz
• Maximum Transmitted Power: 23.5 dBm EIRP
Wi-Fi
• Operational Frequency Band: 2412 - 2472 MHz
• Maximum Transmitted Power: 15.82 dBm EIRP
The above equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20cm between the mobile digital recorder and any human body.
Signed for and on behalf of Brigade Electronics Group PLC
11/10/2017, South Darenth, DA4 9BD, UK
David Wallin, Quality and Standards Manager
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21 Glossary
3G – Third Generation
4G – Fourth Generation
AC – Adaptor Cable
ADPCM – Adaptive Differential Pulse-code Modulation
Alarms – An “EVENT” that has been configured (in the
MDR unit settings) to be an alarm. Alarms are identified
as orange video channel data on the playback timeline.
These are displayed in the real-time alarm log in the
MDR-Dashboard and MDR Mobile Apps. Alarms can
generate email alerts and trigger automatic downloads
(dependant on MDR-Dashboard configuration).
AHD – Analog High Definition
Automatic Download – A download that is set up in the
MDR-Dashboard to automatically download data related
to an occurring “Alarm” or “Event” between user-defined
times. Configured under Download in MDR-Dashboard.
APN – Access Point Name
AVI – Audio Video Interleaved
BD – Blind Detection
CBR – Constant Bit Rate
CE – Conformité Européenne
CH – Channel
CHAP – Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
CIF – Common Intermediate Format (¼ D1 format)
CPU – Central Processing Unit
CU – Control Unit
D1 – D1 is full standard resolution for 25FPS (PAL) and
30FPS (NTSC)
DS – Docking Station
DST – Daylight Saving Time
EDGE – Enhanced Data GSM Environment
EIA – Electronic Industries Alliance
Events – An activation of an input e.g. Sensor input
(trigger 1-8), G Sensor, Over speed etc. Events are
identified as red vertical lines on the playback timeline.
These are not shown in the real-time alarm log.
EXP – Expansion
FCC – Federal Communications Commission
FPB – Fireproof box
GB – Gigabyte
GHz – Gigahertz
GND – Ground
GPIO – General Purpose Input/output
GPRS – General Packet Radio Service
GPS – Global Positioning System
GSC – G-sensor Cable
G-Sensor - measure of acceleration/shock of the vehicle
GSM – Global System for Mobile Communications
GUI - Graphical user interfaces
H.264 – Video compression standard
HD1 – Half Definition compared to Full Definition (See
D1)
HD – High Definition
HDD – Hard Disk Drive
HSDPA – High Speed Downlink Packet Access
HSPA – High Speed Packet Access
HSUPA – High Speed Uplink Packet Access
IC – Industry Canada
ID – Identification
IO – Input/output
iOS – i Operating System
IP – Internet Protocol
IR – Infra-red
IT – Information technology
Km/h – Kilometres per hour
LAN – Local Area Network
LED – Light Emitting Diode
MAC – Media Access Control
MB – Megabyte
MCU – Mobile Caddy Unit
MD – Motion Detection
MDR – Mobile Digital Recorder
MHz – Megahertz
MPH – Miles per hour
NET – Network
NTSC – National Television System Committee
OSD – On-screen Display
PAL – Phase Alternating Line
PAP – Password Authentication Protocol
PC – Personal Computer
PN – Part Number
PTZ – Pan, Tilt and Zoom
PWR – Power
REC – Record
RES – Resolution
RP – Remote Panel
RPC – Remote Panel Cable
S/N – Serial Number
Scheduled Download – A download that is manually setup from in the MDRDashboard (to be downloaded when the selected MDR connects to the server).
Configured under Server in MDR-Dashboard.
SD – Secure Digital
SIM – Subscriber Identity Module
SMTP – Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SPD – Speed
SQL – Structured Query Language
SSL – Secure Sockets Layer
TB – Terabyte
TIA – Telecommunications Industry Association
TRIG – Trigger
UNECE – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
USB – Universal Serial Bus
V – Voltage
VBR – Variable Bit Rate
VGA – Video Graphics Array
VIC – Video Input Cable
VL – Video Loss
VOC – Video Output Cable
W – Watt, standard unit of power
WCDMA – Wide Code Division Multiple Access
Wi-Fi – Wireless Fidelity
WEP - Wired Equivalent Privacy
WPA - Wi-Fi Protected Access
WPA2 - Wi-Fi Protected Access II
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22 Disclaimer
Mobile digital recorder systems are an invaluable driver aid but do
not exempt the driver from taking every normal precaution when
conducting a manoeuvre. No liability arising out of the use or failure
of the product can in any way be attached to Brigade or to the
distributor.
Dénégation
Les enregistreurs numériques portables sont une aide précieuse
pour le conducteur, mais celui- ci doit toutefois prendre toutes les
précautions nécessaires pendant les manœuvres. Brigade ou ses
distributeurs n’assument aucune responsabilité résultant de
l’utilisation ou d’un défaut du produit.
Verwerping
Mobiele digitale recorder systemen zijn een waardevolle hulp voor
de bestuurder, maar stelt de bestuurder niet vrij van de normale
voorzorgsmaatregelen bij het uitvoeren van een manoeuvre. Geen
aansprakelijkheid voortvloeiend uit het gebruik of falen van het
product kan op één of andere manier aan Brigade of aan de
distributeur worden toegekend.
Haftungsausschluss
Mobile Datenaufzeichnung Systeme sind für den Fahrer eine
unschätzbare Hilfe, ersetzen aber beim Manövrieren keinesfalls die
üblichen Vorsichtsmaßnahmen. Für Schäden aufgrund der
Verwendung oder eines Defekts dieses Produkts übernehmen
Brigade oder der Vertriebshändler keinerlei Haftung.
Отказ от обязательств
Системы видеорегистрации оказывают водителю неоценимую
помощь при маневрировании, но не освобождают его от
обязанности соблюдения обычных мер предосторожности.
В ином случае компания Brigade или дистрибьютор не несет
ответственность, возникающую в ходе использования или по
причине неисправности данного продукта.
Condizioni di Utilizzo
I sistemi di registrazione digitale mobile costituiscono un prezioso
ausilio alla guida, ma il conducente deve comunque assicurarsi di
prendere tutte le normali precauzioni quando esegue una manovra.
Né Brigade né il suo distributore saranno responsabili per eventuali
danni di qualsiasi natura causati dall’utilizzo o dal mancato utilizzo
del prodotto.
Hatırlatma
Mobil Sayısal Kayıt Cihazları sürücünün önemli bir yardımcısı
olmakla birlikte, manevra esnasında sürücü bir kaza olmaması için
her türlü önlemi almalıdır.Brigade veya bölgesel dağıtıcıları
yapılacak yanlış bir uygulama ve sonucunda oluşabilecek maddi
ve/veya manevi kayıplardan sorumlu tutulamaz.
Aviso legal
Sistemas móviles grabadora digital son una ayuda inestimable driver
pero no exime al conductor de tomar todas las precauciones
normales al realizar una maniobra. Ninguna responsabilidad que
surja del uso o fallo del producto puede de alguna manera acoplarse
a la brigada o al distribuidor.
Uwaga
Systemy mobilnych cyfrowych rejestratorów są niezastąpioną
pomocą dla kierowcy, ale jego posiadanie nie zwalnia kierowcy z
zachowania szczególnej ostrożności podczas manewrów. Żadna
kolizja drogowa ani jej skutki nie mogą obciążać producenta
urządzenia oraz jego dystrybutorów.
Declinación de responsabilidad
Celular gravador digital de sistemas são uma inestimável driver de
auxílio, mas não isentam o driver de tomar todas normal precaução
ao realizar uma manobra. Nenhuma responsabilidade decorrente da
utilização ou falha do produto pode de qualquer maneira ser
anexado ao de bombeiros ou para o distribuidor.
Specifications subject to change. Sous réserve de modifications techniques. Änderungen der technischen Daten vorbehalten. Specifiche
soggette a variazioni. Las especificaciones están sujetas a cambios. Wijzigingen in specificaties voorbehouden. As especificações estão
sujeitas a alterações. Спецификация может изменяться. Brigade Electronics belirttiği özellikleri haber vermeksizin istediği zaman
değiştirebilir. Specyfikacja techniczna może ulec zmianie.
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